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Michigan Female Business Owner Supports 1800 Women Owned Businesses in Africa During the Global Pandemic with Mana Boxes - Michelle Klassen Merrigan

Michigan Female Business Owner Supports 1800 Women Owned Businesses in Africa During the Global Pandemic with Mana Boxes - Michelle Klassen Merrigan

January 26, 2021

Michelle Klassen (“MK”) Merrigan began her career in humanitarian aid, working frequently in the developing world. For the past decade, MK led the development of advanced energy solutions that meet the mission of US military, security, and peacekeeping forces operating beyond secure supply lines. Opening up new markets with creative capital, this work quickly led to border security in support of national security interests; economic development efforts through small business models at the last kilometer; and in developing regions and markets.

Beholden to the idea that if Detroit could put a car in every driveway, we could also provide power as an economic enabler, in every region of the world. MK led a diverse team from a small prototype shop in Ferndale, Michigan. This team is responsible for some of the energy industry’s most incredible firsts, including the first off-grid solar microgrid of its size providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village, in Les Anglais, Haiti, as well as the first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility, in the California desert.

Growing up in the military and often the minority and ‘new kid’ in multiple cities and schools across our nation, MK learned how to quickly find areas of commonality and connection - a habit that has enabled trust for her influence in rooms that will define our way of living for generations.

Since 2016, MK has led a small advisory firm called Mana Kalani Advisors in an effort to scale industries and emerging market efforts on behalf of, and in service to, end-users, operators, national security interests, aid agencies, communities, and island nations.
In 2020, MK founded Mana Boxes, a curated subscription box program for handcrafted fashion and decor that supports women artists and entrepreneurs in South Africa. Mana Boxes provides livelihood and empowerment to over 1800 women, and their communities, through its subscription model.

In addition to being a strategic advisor on important resource issues facing our generation, MK serves as Chairwoman of the Board for Mana Pacific, a benefit corporation organizing leaders across 22 Pacific island nations to develop, finance, and build energy projects in support of 100% renewable energy in the region by 2025. MK also advises the Board of Directors for Michigan Women in Defense, as well as SlipStream, Inc., and serves on the Leadership Council of the nation’s largest small business administration, SBAM.

In addition, we deep dive into the heart and soul of what Mana means and how you can take actionable steps for health and peace.  For any person wanting to learn more about women's empowerment, this episode is certainly for you. 

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Watch and learn more with Nelson Mandela's former chief of staff and CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang with Michelle and her parent Anni

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Blissful Living 4 U - Detoxification and Cleansing Energy with Rochel Marie Lawson

Blissful Living 4 U - Detoxification and Cleansing Energy with Rochel Marie Lawson

January 19, 2021

Known as the Queen of Feeling Fabulous, Rochel Marie Lawson is a successful business owner, registered nurse, Ayurvedic health practitioner, Holistic Health and Wellness consultant, international best selling author, speaker, and radio show hostess. She is the president of Blissful Living 4 U, which was founded to bring holistic wellness, wisdom, and wealth into the lives of individuals seeking a natural path to abundance, health, happiness, peace, prosperity, joy, success, and wealth.

Rochel Marie’s energy, guidance, and enthusiasm have helped thousands of people improve their wellness, wisdom (aka mindset), and wealth by utilizing ancient, holistic, and natural principles so that they can step into living the life of their dreams. She has been named one of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley and is the author of four Best Selling books including “Intro To Holistic Health, Ayurveda Style.”

She has her own weekly podcast, Blissful Living, which is hosted on her very own podcast network. She has been a guest writer for several blog publications as well as a featured published blogger on The Wellness Universe as a proud Wellness Universe VIP World Changer. She has been quoted in the Huffington Post, as well as several other media publication outlets.

Rochel Marie has spent over 25 years assisting people to achieve, elevate and sustain wellness and wealth through wisdom, to enhance the power of their mind, to transform their lives so that they can live the life of their dreams with more abundance, clarity, energy, happiness, joy, peace, vitality, creativity, wisdom, prosperity, success and wealth.

Here are some of the powerful topics we talk about in this very in-depth insightful episode!

  • 3 detox processes
  • Cleanses
  • Belly bloating
  • Liver and Kidney Cleanse
  • Ayurveda - 7 tissues - Dosha Types - Shirodhara
  • Empowering Oneself and the In-Between
  • Tips on When One is Feeling Alone 
  • Acknowledging “bad days” and how to deal and take the “sting” out of it
  • The Comparison Game
  • Acknowledging Our “stuff”
  • Acknowledging Our Emotions
  • Hiding and the Courage not to “hide”
  • Acknowledging the “loud” voices inside your head
  • Emotional Communication
  • Numb to our emotions
  • Fight and flight “mode”
  • AA and drug addicts - who do know understand and know
  • Culture and Society
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • How to Cleanse Your Energy

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7 Day Detox here  https://www.blissfulliving4u.com/7daydetox

Facebook and Instagram Ads Strategist with Pixel Queen Monica Louie

Facebook and Instagram Ads Strategist with Pixel Queen Monica Louie

January 12, 2021

Monica Louie is a Facebook and Instagram ads strategist who helps ambitious online entrepreneurs increase their impact with high-converting ads. You may have heard her on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, the Boss Mom Podcast, the Art of Online Business Podcast, or her own podcast called Flourish to 7 Figures. Along with her premium agency, Team Flourish, Louie manages ads for 6- and 7-figure online business owners has managed more than $2.5 million in ad spend, and has taught over 1,000 students to successfully run their own ads through her online training program, Flourish with Facebook Ads.  

This is an inspiring and in-depth episode,  we cover how online entrepreneurs can win with a high-converting Facebook & Instagram ads strategy. How Facebook and Instagram ads fit into your overall marketing plan. The top 3 reasons some ads succeed (and 3 big reasons why they don't!) 

We deep dive into:

  • Pixel Queen
  • How to install a pixel
  • Organization
  • Converting ads
  • Budget
  • Lead Magnets
  • Warm Audiences
  • Testing Facebook ADs
  • Boosting Posts
  • Pat Flynn Ad
  • Online Courses • Digital Business
  • Strategy
  • Digital Projects
  • Online Bloggers
  • Case Studies
  • Amy Porterfield
  • FB Blogs • Driving More Traffic
  • Sale Funnels
  • Course Platforms
  • Custom Conversions
  • Affiliates
  • Sponsors
  • Case studies
  • Media Kits
  • Investing in Facebook Ads

Connect more with Monica 

https://www.monicalouie.com/

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monicalouie.com/wwm

monicalouie.com/facebook

monicalouie.com/instagram

monicalouie.com/twitter

monicalouie.com/linkedin

monicalouie.com/pinterest

The blog post that Monica mentioned that walks you through the steps to manually install the pixel on your WordPress website can be found at MonicaLouie.com/InstallPixel 

Monica's free Facebook ads Starter Kit online at MonicaLouie.com/Katie

 

 

Turn of the Century 2021 Feeling Lonely and Facing Fear of Intimacy

Turn of the Century 2021 Feeling Lonely and Facing Fear of Intimacy

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!  Happy Turn of the Century!  In this episode, we cover topics and signs of Loneliness, Fear of Intimacy,  how to deal with and face them with grace.  In the end, I play one of my favorite songs Angels and Rainbows.  

#RIP Today is a pretty emotional day for a lot of people today, another innocent human being lost #rip #GEORGEFLOYD I didn't get the moment to meet you in person because of actions from two egotistical humans that I cannot even call MEN! It is NOT ok for us to take our split wounded egos, hatred, shame & blame onto others.  There is a lot for all of us to learn, our higher selves would never do such a thing, this is all ego and misdirected lower emotions from fear.  Fear does not WIN, only LOVE does.  Today I am releasing Angels and Rainbows lyrical vid and it's for this exact reason. We need more Angels and Rainbows, more colorful peace, more kindness, and love.  Truly, it starts with thoughts, we have 60-70 thousand thoughts per day, 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts.  It takes mindful detail work to catch ourselves, be aware of our thoughts, write them down, take note of the same thoughts happening over and over.  This is the first step, we must shift our negative thought patterns to truly practice mantras of repetition for kinder thoughts such as " I am light"  it might sound silly but I'd rather repeat that into my head over and over as opposed to the other dark mean spirited thoughts.   Also, I know just like an addiction, people enjoy the tormenting thoughts and think it's righteous to do so but this means we are not grounded in reality and truth.  We are in ego, a delusion from the higher self, our true selves.   The video says it all.  I hope you receive the message, celebrate George as he is an angel, celebrate and honour one another, not just for a moment but for each moment.   We are here, this is such a gift to even be alive on this planet we call Earth.   Humans support humans, artists support artists, we have only each other, we all have our own limitations and we can break free from them together as a Nation, as a whole.  #godspeed  

 

Angels and Rainbows Music Video

7 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Still Feeling Lonely

7 Surprising Signs You Suffer Fear of Intimacy

 

Human Design and Growth with Expert Sonia Petecka

Human Design and Growth with Expert Sonia Petecka

December 29, 2020

Sonia's mission is to help people connect to who they authentically are and start creating a life that feels abundant and fulfilling. According to Petecka's Human Design, her energy needs to move outward and provoke talent, leadership, purpose, and spirit in others. Sonia's passion is working with people one on one and customizing the tools she uses for each person's unique needs.

Petecka was born and grew up in Poland and moved to the US when she was 16.  Early childhood trauma made her sensitive to the suffering of others and made her want to help people and make the world a better place.

Initially, trying to please her family, Sonia decided to become a medical doctor and studied at Tufts University, she was premed and studied Biochemistry and French Literature and spent a wonderful yet challenging year abroad in Paris. Working doing immunology research after college Sonia realized medicine and research were not her passions. Listening to her intuition and what felt exciting, she decided to move to New York City. Tired of barely making ends meet on a researcher's salary, she decided to go to business schoolSonia went to NYU Stern and graduated with an MBA focusing on strategy, global business, and finance.

During Petecka's time in business school, she was very stressed out, insecure, and struggling with her personal relationships, Sonia discovered and started practicing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.

Throughout the years Sonia has been building her approach through participating in coaching programs, attending personal growth seminars, conferences, and reading many books on success and healing, she also worked with different coaches like Byron Katie, Gabby Bernstein, Tara Marino, Lacy Philips, and Mama Gena. Petecka became a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher in 2016 and has been teaching since.

While working in her corporate tech sales job after business school, Sonia decided to help others grow, heal, and live the lives they dreamed of through my coaching practice. 

Sonia discovered Human Design a few years ago through Lacy Philips and Jenna Zoe. Sonia was born the same year as Human Design - in 1987.

Sonia is a Manifesting Generator, which is one of the 5 energy types in Human Design.  HD has helped Sonia to understand why she is the way she is and accept herself more fully.  HD has also helped her to release conditioning (what the world has told her that she needed to be in order to be successful and loved) and allow herself to be as she authentically is. Sonia has discovered a new level of worthiness, self-love, and abundance. Sonia became a Jenna Zoe certified Human Design reader in 2019 and she incorporates this amazing framework in her coaching to empower people to step into their gifts and talents.

You are going to gain so much wisdom and insight from this episode. We dive deep on so many topics, some of which include:

  • Five Types of Human Design
  • Personal Growth and Spiritual Work
  • Energy Centers
  • Mental Health
  • Diet and Lifestyle
  • Exploring the Power of Emotions
  • Solar and Lunar Beings 
  • The New World • the New Ways
  • Being Comfortable with Self
  • Processing and Learning as a Collective

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Nootropics Mental Health with the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of H.V.M.N. Geoffrey Woo

Nootropics Mental Health with the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of H.V.M.N. Geoffrey Woo

December 22, 2020

Geoffrey Woo is co-founder and Executive Chair of H.V.M.N. — Health Via Modern Nutrition.  Woo's partner at H.V.M.N is Michael Brandt 

H.V.M.N. was founded in 2014 to reclaim the definition of “modern nutrition.” H.V.M.N. offers nutrition products that span the spectrum of directly or indirectly inducing ketosis.

The physiological state of ketosis is a natural metabolic state that is now rarely accessed in the modernized, hyper-processed nutrition environment. While civilization "forgot" about ketosis, a growing body of scientific data shows that ketosis offers a metabolic advantage for chronic diseases and enhancing the performance of elite athletes and operators. 

Geoffrey hosts the H.V.M.N. Podcast, a Top 50 Nutrition Podcast (as ranked by Apple) with over 50K+ subscribers and 4MM+ downloads across Apple, Youtube, Google, and Spotify.

Woo earned a BS with Honors and Distinction in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Geoffrey's interests are:

- human performance, metabolism, and longevity 

- e-commerce enablement & marketing technologies

- supporting great entrepreneurs and investing in great start-up businesses. These companies have subsequently raised over $100M+ in follow-on capital from top investors like Founder's Fund, Greylock, General Atlantic, Lux Capital, Coatue, Addition Capital, etc.

In this episode, we dive deep into biology and nutrition for mental health and overall health for ones well being.

We breakdown nootropics- what they are- how they serve ones mental and overall health.  Here are some other important topics we cover:

  • Overconsumption of refined carbohydrates
  • Healthy fats and ketones
  • How to get to a ketotic state - whst is this state?
  • Inflammation • non stop sugar • Leading causes of diseases of today
  • Geoffrey breaks down what keto is
  • We break down mct oil, what to look for with pure ingredients 
  • Iron Man champs
  • Studies on alzheimers
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes of the brain
  • Glucose
  • Sleep anxiety * chronic sleep issues
  • Deficiency with minerals
  • Cognitive function - Fish oil -DHA -
  • Antioxidants
  • Caffeine * L- Theanine
  • Population society levels, Nootropics Sprint over Adderall

PUB MED read papers on medicine studies & how to reach out to the professors!

Lastly we deep dive into philosophy, some of Geoffrey’s favorite books and how we can apply them to our everyday living in a smart healthy way. Be sure to listen to the full episode, it takes a lot of twists and turns and only gets better till the very end! 

NIH

Books: The Immortality Key

Zen Koan Buddist  - poetic nuggets

 

Learn more about Geoffrey by clicking the links below

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The State of Podcasting with Rob Greenlee VP of Content & Partnerships at Libsyn

The State of Podcasting with Rob Greenlee VP of Content & Partnerships at Libsyn

December 15, 2020

Rob Greenlee is a rockstar and the VP of Content and Partnerships, Libsyn (LSYN), current Chairperson of The Podcast Academy, and was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in 2017.  Formerly served as VP, Podcaster Relations at Voxnext’s Spreaker. Greenlee started on radio in 1999 and then podcasting in 2004 with the first nationally syndicated radio show  "WebTalk World Radio Show" to begin podcasting.  Rob also worked as Voxnest’s Head of Partnerships and Spreaker's Head of Content. Greenlee’s other prior positions have included as EVP/CTO at PodcastOne.com, Business/Content Manager of Podcasts at Microsoft Zune and Xbox Live Marketplace. Rob currently co-hosts the "New Media Show", a weekly audio and video podcast that streams LIVE on NewMediaShow.com/live, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch every Saturday morning at 9 am PST/Noon EST, and Wednesday afternoon at Noon PST/3 pm EST.

In this insightful episode, we cover the most important things one needs to know about podcasting and starting your own podcast.  We dive deep into VO artists voicing audiobooks and scripted series.  We chat about owning your own IP address, tech stuff, celebrities in the podcasting space, being authentic, how to treat others, and what "sales" means to Rob now with the two decades of experiences he has had thus far. 

- We chat about podcasting pre-Covid and what is happening in the podcasting space during the pandemic and what to expect in the near future.

- What is next after we come out of this national and global change revolution that is impacting every aspect of life - the choices we have and not have when looking to the future.

-Get started with your podcast in the right way and have a quality process to start podcasting. 

-Sharing with people, paying it forward, building trust, scaling your business while adding value.

-Niches and the importance of what drives a podcaster to create content

-Marketing and which podcast platform is best for you?

-We get into the brainchild with Rob Greenlee on how to approach and start your own show.

We talk podcast lingo, are you excited to dive in with us on this mind-blowing episode with Rob Greenlee?  I know you must be!!!  I know I am!

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Sales and Superhumans At Work a Mindvalley Podcast with Host Jason Marc Campbell

Sales and Superhumans At Work a Mindvalley Podcast with Host Jason Marc Campbell

December 8, 2020

Jason Marc Campbell has had a massive passion for sales since a young age. Campbell's enthusiasm on the topic can be felt through his powerful keynote talks delivered to thousands around the world. His teachings combine the hardcore sales ideas you would expect from a sales training, coupled with all the ideas from personal growth you wouldn't expect. Yet surprisingly, it is the missing piece of the puzzle to become an unstoppable authentic salesperson. He is also the host of the Superhumans at Work Podcast and the author of an upcoming book on Selling with Love.

In this episode, we cover a modern way of publishing, the psychological aspect of writing a book, manifestation step by step on how to write a book with patience and love.  We also go over How to Sell from Love, Productivity in Quarantine, and Personal Growth as a Way of Life

Intuition & feminine energy, putting self out there, the inner critic, the mind chatter.  We even chat a lot about the greatness of Vishen Lakhiani, co-founder & CEO of Mindvalley.

Gifts from Jason and Mindvalley Productivity for Working at Home

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Jason's new book Selling with Love scheduled to launch in February 2021

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How Do I Break Into Stand Up Comedy with Izolda Trakhtenberg

How Do I Break Into Stand Up Comedy with Izolda Trakhtenberg

December 1, 2020

The gift of laughter through Stand Up Comedy. 

Izolda Trakhtenberg believes innovation isn’t just about the latest fad, it’s about communicating and collaborating creatively. This refreshing approach has made her a sought-after speaker, online educator, and coach for creatives and business leaders.

For years, Izolda traveled the world as a NASA Master Trainer transforming people’s perspectives on our planet. She’s released six books on communication, collaboration, and winning your day. Nowadays you’ll find her speaking at conferences, looking for the next great ocean beach, or singing for hundreds of people — all while interviewing peak performers on leadership, creative thinking, and innovation on her hit podcast, The Innovative Mindset.

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The State of VO That’s Voiceover The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences SOVAS

The State of VO That’s Voiceover The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences SOVAS

November 24, 2020

The mission of the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ ) is to connect job seekers to the consummate sources of training, education, mentoring, and employment opportunities required to create and sustain a successful career in the voiceover industry. The mission is accomplished with diversity and inclusion and through the ongoing development and administration of programs featuring educational events, financial scholarships, job placement, meaningful networking opportunities, and awards recognition through the Voice Arts® Award program.  I had a 3-day inside scoop of That's Voiceover!  Tune into the full episode now for all of the goodies!

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