155. Life’s Journey isn’t a Straight Line

“When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.

– Rumi

I am pumped to welcome longtime friend and fellow entrepreneur to the T&T mic, Courtney Mcrae! Courtney and I reconnected at our 20-year high school reunion few years ago and I have been excited to do this podcast ever since! Courtney has an amazing background in all thing’s food (even working as a pastry chef in Australia), event planning, and currently runs a B&B on a working ranch in Wyoming with her husband Scott. Courtney shares her journey thus far and how letting go of the traditional path led her to finding herself and the ability to consciously pivot, seek good therapy (as we all should), and then create space to let the universe show her that it is indeed working in her favor. This is an awesome convo for anyone learning to let go and keep the faith, we have all been there- and will likely be there again at some point. We have to remember that if we follow our hearts and show as best we can, the plans ahead will be better than anything we could have planned ourselves. This breakdown and breakthrough will be a continuous process our whole lives – keep this podcast and some tequila handy:)

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Life’s journey…and some technical difficulties on this podcast, but we stayed in it! Holding on vs. letting go. Hard learned lessons are the best worst. Don’t date someone in a band. Big choices, even when they are not our own. Trusting your gut and giving yourself grace. Fertility after 40 and grow up conversations. Breakdowns, breakthroughs and the continued process of “always learning”.

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155. Life’s Journey Isn’t a Straight Line

Courtney Mcrae:

Hello! I’m Courtney, but you can call me “Court.” HoldingCourt.com is a place where I can share what I have learned through my experience as a pastry chef, caterer and event planner… it’s the place where “holding court” with Courtney comes to life. I started noticing that friends and family were coming to me when they had cooking and entertaining questions. I love being able to help, so here we are, “holding court” together to simplify life with easy recipes, tips for entertaining and other things to come.

I’ve been in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my mom needed to find ways to keep me occupied while she was making dinner: she would fill a pot in the sink with soap and water and put a stool in front so I could climb up there and make my famous “Pea Pie Soup.”

Cut to a few years later, you could still find me helping my mom in the kitchen, but I added entertaining into the mix. Anytime we hosted a holiday gathering, I was at-the-ready to help.

Throughout my childhood and beyond, I spent lots of time around food and in the kitchen. I cooked for friends in college every Thursday night and fell more and more in love with cooking every day.

In 2002, I moved to Sydney Australia for 6 months. I got a job in a fancy French restaurant where I spent most days peeling shallots, chopping herbs, making sauces and prepping salads. I also had the honor of learning from a very talented chef who taught me the importance of being organized in the kitchen.

With my new skills in tow, I was back in the US and ready to work in another restaurant. I moved to Boulder and got a job as a pastry chef at The Med. I learned a lot about breads and pastries and spent my days baking up a storm.

After graduation, I started a catering company and took on personal chef gigs at the same time…not the brightest idea! It was brutal work and I was a one-woman-show. My boyfriend (now husband), Scott, eventually became my dishwasher, which helped a ton, but it was just too much and I found myself starting to dread the round-the-clock hours.

Around this same time, I started working in event planning and hospitality, which tied my love of food to my love of entertaining. I continued down this path, which brings us to today… Scott and I run a seasonal B&B on a ranch in Wyoming. All of my entertaining, hospitality, and cooking experiences are put to use everyday! Getting our B&B up-and-running also fueled my burgeoning interests in decorating & interior design: it’s safe to say I will always be ready to learn and try new things… and I’ll be ready to share them with you. Thanks for being here to support me: celebrating food, entertaining, and life after 40… with Courtney!

www.HoldingCourt.com

@courtneymcrae

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154. How to Retire by 40!

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.”

–Unknown

This is an awesome conversation about something we are all concerned about, money! I am excited to welcome Tommy Jones to the T&T mic to share his journey and relationship with money. Tommy is a fellow podcaster (How The Hell Are We Friends), entrepreneur, investor… and retired at 34! Tommy shares how he changed his mind set to change his bank account. Like many of us, Tommy grew up with a scarcity mindset around money, but with society’s prescription that we actually need to buy more. This is a great convo for anyone looking to break the cycle and get their money or financial health right. Like any other health approach, it’s not just one thing, it’s the whole human approach. Tommy share tips, tricks, and pro tips on how to level up your financial game, easy ways to start that journey now, and how to recognize the power of the community currently around you to support that overall wellness journey… so you can retire financially early and get on to the next phase of purposeful living.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Financially retiring early. Taking life one step at a time. Living aware and making conscious change. Setting goals, achieving them, and not always having it all figured out. Continuous evolution. The whole human approach. Money, mindset, saving, and being present.

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154. How To Retire At 40!

Tommy Jones:

I am a 34-year-old retiree, I accomplished this massive goal in many different ways, most people think it’s only about my investing strategy, which I definitely cover on how the hell are we friends podcast, but that was only one aspect. I cover all the topics like mental health, physical health, and different philosophies that have helped my friends and me that I have coached to live a more financially free life. The name of the podcast How the hell are we friends, is also a massive contributing factor to our success. I often speak about ways we can have conversations to understand rather than to win, and in the process, we can walk away with a broader perspective that allows us to understand and navigate in the world we live in a little better.

How The Hell Are We Friends, Podcast

We all want to be understood, but how much time do we spend trying to understand others. We will dive deep into varying perspectives on Growth, Self-improvement, Mindset, Empathy, Wealth, and Financial Literacy with host Tommy Jones and friends. We will discuss thought-provoking topics that will have opposing viewpoints; however, our focus will be on having a conversation to understand rather than a conversation to win.

https://howthehellarewefriends.buzzsprout.com

@howthehellarewefriends

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153. Trust The Process

“Hold the Vision…drop the excuses…remember your why. Swerve around obstacles…trust the process. Happiness and success will find you.”

— Karen Salmansohn

I am so excited to welcome Chastity Fant to the T&T mic! Chastity is a former D1 athlete (basketball), fellow podcaster, NFL wife, mother of 3, AND Co-Founder of the Fant Foundation. Chastity and her family have a pretty amazing story and are walking proof that you should/need to trust the process. We all know, we need to show up, but there are few factors we really do control. Chastity shares her journey in faith and her passion to give back. The Fant foundation is making big waves teaching life skills through sports and other initiatives to support their local community. Chastity and George, Chastity’s husband and Co- Founder, hope to grow the organization nationally at one point and share the good blessings that have come their way- in all the ways that they can. If you aren’t sure on your next move or “how” something is going to happen, this is the convo for you. Maybe start with doing something for someone else and see what happens.

 

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Keeping the faith and trusting the process. Larger order and letting go. Giving where you can and receiving blessings in return. Teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, success. Athletics, life skills, and building community. Leading by example.

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153. Trust The Process with Chastity Fant

The Fant Foundation’s aim is to strengthen and uplift today’s youth by showing kindness and support through every action in the communities we are a part of.


About The Fant Foundation:

The Fant Foundation was founded in 2021 by George and Chastity Fant. Our aim is to strengthen and uplift today’s youth in our communities though event and engaging with the community. We strive to continue the legacy of Dream Big Camp and generate more community support through our events.

About The Fant Family:

George and Chasity met in 2008. They attended WKU together from 2011 – 2015, where they discovered their passions aligned leading them to want to give back to their community in whatever way needed.  After the first annual Dream Big Camp George and Chasity knew this was something they wanted to continue to do for a very long time, from there they continued to build a legacy by expanding to the Fant Foundation.

www.FantFoundation.org

@fant_foundation

@chas_gooch30

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152. Beverly Karns of Tempo Granola

“The bigger your mission becomes, the greater inspiration you will be given.”

-Ryuho Okawa

I am so excited about this conversation and to welcome Beverly Karns, Founder of Tempo Granola, to the T&T mic! Beverly is an on-the-go mom, professor, entrepreneur, yogi, and fitness instructor! Beverly hails from the finance world, but after years of making her famous granola for fam and friends with a growing following, she decided to take the passion on full time. Tempo Granola is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, made from non-GMO ingredients and organic oats for optimal clean snacking! You know I am super picky when it comes to CPG’s, so Tempo Granola was a golden find when I found out it was not only delicious, it was locally made, woman owned, and mission driven (giving back to charity). This is a great convo is you are an entrepreneur leading with the heart, looking to build the right tribe, and do business with intention. We are in a new world with super smart, savvy consumers- it pays dividends to do things the right way, transparently. Beverly and Tempo Granola set the bar high on doing things the right way, for the right reasons. Take notes, body and soul

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Entrepreneurship. Chasing the dream with a business mindset. Timing and the universe. Transparency and morality. The vibe attracts the tribe. Evolving with your passions, audience, and core values. Yummy granola for all ages- consuming with intention.

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152. Beverly Karns of Tempo Granola

Beverly Karns:

I’m Beverly and I’ve been making wholesome and nutritious granola for my family, work-mates and friends for 20 years. My husband has been taking the Cranberry Pecan granola to work for years. I would pop it into the backpacks of my three children to eat after morning practice or before afternoon games – who doesn’t love Dark Chocolate Cashew or Apricot Coconut in the afternoon? If they didn’t eat it, their friends would. Soon other moms and friends started calling and asking about my tasty little morsels. The clusters were always the first to go, and I found myself making more and more clusters – turning granola into a favorite snack and not just for breakfast. It’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, made from non-GMO ingredients and organic oats for optimal clean snacking!

It was in the simplicity of the ingredients (you know every ingredient on the back label), nutritionally balanced (nutrient dense with lots of protein and a hint of sweetness), and endless flavor combinations that Tempo was born. 

Three flavors- Cranberry Pecan, Apricot Coconut or Dark Chocolate Cashew and Two types – 4oz bags of clusters for an on-the-go snack or 11oz All-Day loose style granola with smaller clusters.

Either way – we’ve got you covered!

Tempo – a beat of your own – describes all of us, some days fast, some days slow. No matter the day, Tempo is here to serve your snacking and breakfast needs.

What’s the Tempo of your life today?

MISSION​

My mission is to inspire a healthy body, inquisitive mind, and bold spirit fueled by food consisting of natural ingredients we all grew up eating. Join me to spread awareness that balance is the key to healthy living.

HOLISTIC & WHOLE-ISTIC 

Holistic nutrition is all about eating healthy food as close to its whole, natural state as possible for optimum health and well-being. Hallmarks of holistic nutrition include unrefined, unprocessed, organic, and locally grown foods. A healthy immune system starts with what you eat – and Tempo can help!

Tempo granola is handmade in small batches in a granola-only facility (no cross-contamination) in Denver to ensure freshness, quality and ultimate yummy taste!

www.tempoeats.com

@tempogranola

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151. T&T Open Mic: People of All Colors Succeed (POAC)

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

– Maya Angelou

I am so excited about this conversation because it came to be over fitness! I am once again competing in the 2022 Do More Charity Challenge, a charitable CrossFit event where teams compete on behalf of selected charities to win/raise funds for their charity- the purse is over $130K!! I am competing on one of the two Community Banks of Colorado Teams and our team will be competing for People of All Colors Succeed (POAC). POAC Succeed is working to close the gap between injustice and equality for all people to spark courageous conversations for change. SO, you know I was super excited to welcome the POAC Succeed team to the T&T mic to share their why, their journey, and what they are hoping to do in the future. This is an awesome conversation about athletes seeking purpose and putting all that energy back into their local communities. The POAC Succeed curriculum is unique and so needed in so many ways- life skills though sports, community, connection, and opportunity. If you are out there looking to make a change and help facilitate conversation and education about diversity and inclusion- this is the convo for you! AND you can come cheer on my team September 10th, 2022 at CrossFit Loop (Castle Rock, Colorado). Hope to see you there!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Diversity and inclusion. Equality. Courageous conversations. Getting uncomfortable. Life skills through sports. Community and opportunity. To give is to receive. Seeking purpose and fulfillment. Personal journeys inspiring the professional ones. Resilience and faith and responsibility.

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151. T&T Open Mic: POAC Succeed

People of All Colors Succeed (POAC):

At People of All Colors Succeed (POAC), we are helping students redefine what success looks like and what career paths are best for them. By integrating local businesses and partners within our educational curriculum, we give students access to local expertise and knowledge and offer businesses with a deep talent pool of qualified team members from day one.

Our mission is to build diverse communities grounded in understanding, acceptance and inclusion, and a future free from biases.

Our Vision:

People of All Colors Succeedis a community partner and pillar for change in Kansas City. We work with schools and businesses to empower individuals to help identify inequities that exist and provide opportunities for our youth in our Real World Learning program. Our goal for the next generation is to learn acceptance of others and encourage courageous conversations for change. Through understanding, open dialogue and inclusion, we can build healthier communities and a brighter future.

https://www.poacsucceed.com/

@poac_succeed

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150. How to Self Heal

“All healing is first a healing of the heart.”

– Carl Townsend

Healing, we all need it! I am so excited to welcome friend and varsity human, Lisa Tahir to the T&T mic! Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Louisiana providing therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and couples therapy. In addition, Lisa is an author, course creator, fellow podcaster and fitness enthusiasts. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa at a podcast camp months ago and appreciated her bright energy and openness right away. Lisa has an impressive background academically, in life experience, and in questioning a better way overall- perfect T&T mindset:). Lisa can pair the science with the intuition to help you on your journey in healing and so much more. In this conversation Lisa shares how she was introduced to therapy, how she realized it was her calling, and how she continues to level up and keep the edges sharp as life continues to evolve. This is an awesome conversation for anyone going through something (so, all of us) and looking to connect or find the next best steps- starting with healing. Start with a conversation with a mental health pro- I suggest Lisa!!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Physical AND mental fitness. Therapy, connection, healing, and evolution. Headspace, heart space, and just taking space. Intention and the universe’s timing. Grace, compassion, emotions, and letting go. Forgiveness. Releasing guilt and the importance of movement aka working out. The power of one small act of kindness, including to yourself. Quantum Physics. Everything is energy.

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150. How To Self Heal with Lisa Tahir

Lisa Tahir LCSW-LLC:

Intuitive Psychotherapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Louisiana providing therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and couples therapy. All sessions are phone, FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype therapy services. Specific issues I work with include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Body Image
  • Relationships/Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • L.G.B.T.Q.I.
  • WPATH Letters of Readiness

I am the author of The Chiron Effect: Healing Our Core Wounds through Astrology, Empathy, and Self-Forgiveness, endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I’m a top rated therapist motivated to work with you by utilizing modalities and interventions drawn from intuition, energy healing, meditation, astrology, Reiki, sound frequency, fitness, and mindset. I’m certified in EMDR Level I, Reiki Level II, and as a Thought Coach through The Institute For Transformational Thinking. I host the weekly podcast, ‘All Things Therapy,’ and am a member of the United States Press Agency with credential #US8-DEP36535. Reach out for speaking engagements on topics tailored to your audience related to emotional health, mindset, human potential and growth, manifestation, spirituality and psychology, Psychoastrology®, personal transformation, and meditation.

·         Best Therapists Los Angeles

·         Couples Therapy Los Angeles

Credentials

  • Master of Social Work, 1997
    Tulane University, School of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, 1994
    Louisiana State University Medical Center

CV provided upon request. Click here for my professional profile.

lisa@nolatherapy.com
504-261-4443

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149. Inspiro Tequila: Mara Smith

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

-Aristotle

More (Inspiro) tequila, please! Yes, we are jumping back into the tequila pool with an awesome, woman owned and operated, emerging brand, Inspiro Tequila. I am so excited for this conversation because Founder, Mara Smith, is beyond intentional with the product and the brand. This is a product for women, by women and is actually clean (completely additive free)! Mara shares her journey thus far in the overly crowded beverage industry, her inspiration behind the name, and the overall mission. She couldn’t find a tequila that met her standards- so she created one. Mara might be newer to the tequila family, but she is making big waves the right way and raising the bar for intentional- mission driven companies (us conscious consumers SO appreciate that:). If you are looking to take a leap in life because you recolonize the opportunity to do something better or your way- this convo is for you. Chase the dream and/or build it!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Representation. Innovation, salvation. Tequila, the beverage industry and taking on a big challenge. Questioning a better way. Chasing the dream and learning the ropes by LOTS of research. Building a team and earning your way up the ladder. Good, quality, mission driven tequila.

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149. Inspiro Tequila: Mara Smith

Mara Smith:

Mara Smith is a former attorney, corporate strategist and stay-at-home mom who is the founder of Inspiro Tequila.  Mara began her legal career at a large law firm in Chicago before joining the corporate strategy team at a Fortune 100 Company.  After her twins were born prematurely, Mara decided to leave the corporate world to focus on her family.

She never stopped thinking about what was next.  Mara always envisioned running her own company and in February of 2020 she set out on her journey to create a new tequila brand.

 Mara started drinking tequila when she was looking for a clean, gluten-free spirit that fit into her active lifestyle. She searched for a tequila brand that was additive-free with a look, taste and aroma that appealed to her as the consumer. That perfect tequila did not exist, so she decided to create one. The goal was not just to create a one-of-a-kind tequila, it was also to bring another female voice to the spirits industry.  Women are involved in every aspect of Inspiro Tequila’s process from creating the taste profiles to getting bottles on the shelves.   As a female founder, Mara’s mission is to inspire and support other women on their entrepreneurial journeys through financial support and mentoring.  

@inspirotequila

inspirotequila.com

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147. Answering The Call

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.”

― Mother Teresa

We all have permission in some capacity- you can call it god, spirit, belief, intuition, or just the voice in your head/heart, but something is always there leading us in the right direction… We just need to listen and answer the call. I am so excited to welcome Melissa Lea Hughes to the T&T mic! Melissa is here for faith, motherhood, and purpose… AND TikTok! You might not think those things go hand in hand, but you are listening to THE Turmeric & Tequila Podcast after all, where you know we are here share real juxtaposition happening amongst our varsity humans, so we can broaden our own horizons and see how most things really do fit together after all. Melissa shares her own story of answering the call that led her to 226k+ TikTok followers, the Kelly Clarkson Show, becoming a best-selling author, and so much more. Melissa is here to share her gifts, lessons, life pro tips, and open our minds to the positive side and OPPORTUNITY that I within social media! If we can live in alignment alongside our core values and share all the gifts that are within for the greater good, why would you not share that with the world? Please do… and tag us so we can walk this journey with you:)

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

The upside of social media. Answering the call, even If you are not clear on the how. Belief, intuition, living our truth. Mental health, mental wealth. Living in alignment of our core values. Sharing our gifts. Believing in something bigger and questioning a better way. Taking the leap. Letting the social media cringe factor go. Seeing opportunity. Expression.

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147. Answering The Call With Melissa Lea Hughes

Melissa Lea Hughes:

Back in 2020, I lost my job due to Covid. It was the first time in my life I didn’t have a plan. I had no idea what was next, no career opportunities on the horizon or what I even really wanted to do. I felt totally stuck and had no idea what I was going to do. Then, in February of 2021, I downloaded this popular app TikTok and uploaded a random video of my kids sledding. The next morning, I woke up, I had thousands of followers and the video had thousands of views. Over the next few weeks that video gained 22 million views! I discovered the impact of how powerful this platform was.

I decided I should keep posting and see what happens. In 6 months, I grew my account to over 150,000 followers. During that time, I got a phone call from The Kelly Clarkson Show. They asked me to come on and do two segments. I was floored! A few months later, I was contacted by a publisher and they asked to create a children’s book out of one of my TikTok’s! What’s even crazier is, I did all of this while working a full-time job and recording my TikTok’s on my lunch break in my car. Yes, in my car. Nearly all of them. I truly believe that if I can grow a following like that while being a wife, mother, friend, serving at church and working a full-time job – you absolutely can do it too! And you should!

I understand what it feels like to put yourself out there and the fear that comes with it. Even the awkwardness of figuring out how to be in front of the camera. Not only that, It can feel so overwhelming learning another social media platform and wondering if it’s even worth your time. Let me tell you, it DEFINITELY IS.

With my coaching program, I will help you…

Find YOUR voice and reach your ideal audience on the platform

-Help you overcome the fear of the camera

-Utilize TikTok as your main social media platform to grow all your other platforms

Create viral TikTok videos with my tested blueprint

-Generate leads and sales to grow your business

Schedule a FREE strategy session with me and let’s chat about how we can help you go viral on TikTok

https://melissaleahughes.com/

@melissaleahughes

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146. Monetizing Your Passion

“You are one decision away from a totally different life.”

-Mel Robbins

There has been SO much growth in the “personal brand building” industry… meaning social media stars (influencers), small businesses, athletes, coaches, parents, podcasters, authors… pretty much everyone is looking to grow their voice/reach in some capacity AND make money doing it. This is not a bad thing and with an abundance mindset (over 11 billion humans in this world, lots to go around) and a core values driven mission and compass- it is possible to actually make money doing what you love, being your authentic self, making the world a better place for it.

Building your brand and voice, especially on social media has been an evolving landscape- no one really knows the rules as it changes so fast. There are negatives to all of this over exposure and minimal regulation, but with intention, you can see social media and an awesome opportunity to connect with people, share your voice, and do whatever it is you love- and get paid to do it.

On this podcast it is just you and I and I am going to breakdown how you can bypass agencies to create your own mutually beneficial partnerships for the long term. This means sponsors, partners, supporters, advertisers- companies that are paying you to align with your brand, the right way. I breakdown how to do this step by step, why it’s important that you establish and maintain these relationships yourself, and how to think bigger and do what you are actually meant to be doing. You are already a brand ambassador for your favorite things, you might as well as formalize this process, companies are already looking for their authentic lovers- so take control and go get them!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Monetizing your passion, the right way. A new age of marketing and actual genuine endorsement. Believing in yourself and your voice. Questioning a better way. How you already are a brand ambassador. Recognizing your value. The upside to social media. Graceful disruption, it’s a new day. Take control of your value, energy, power, and gifts.

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146. Monetizing Your Passion

Kristen M. Olson

Entrepreneur. Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom.

Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic apparel/CPG/Lifestyle markets. Coach, tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players and develop lasting business relationships. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches. Former D1 athlete, CrossFit Games Athlete, and current podcaster, Turmeric & Tequila.

@KOAlliance , www.koalliance.com

@turmerictequila , www.TurmericAndTequila.com

@madonnashero @formationpowertribe

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145. Balancing Family

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

– Unknown

Balancing family… this can mean so many things:) As we get older and become individuals, family can be one of the toughest, and of course most important relationships to find balance in. Sometimes you just can’t and you need to do your own thing, boundaries, as discussed on many T&T podcasts are so real… but hopefully, with a little work, awareness, and respect, from all sides, you can find a balance and maintain a relationship that is like no other. I am so excited to welcome Samantha Porter Grinney to the T&T mic! Samantha hails from the high-end fashion world, is a fellow podcaster (Samantha’s West), mom, and is what I would consider, a master at balancing family- especially with a very out of the box family and lifestyle herself. Samantha shares her journey, her family setup, and how she manages it all, even when some situations might be super tough. This is a great one for everyone- because we can all get better at acceptance, boundaries, awareness, and intentional growth… for ourselves, our families, and the world around us!!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Family and being an individual. Boundaries, awareness, respect, perspective, and acceptance. Going to therapy for those that don’t. Priorities, friendships, and letting go. Less is more. Tough conversations, honesty, and tequila. Doing what is best for you and letting some things play out.

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145. Balancing Family with Samantha Grinney

Samantha Porter Grinney:

Samantha’s West was founded as a resource to supply you with entertainment and interviews with philanthropic and entrepreneurial guests. Samantha also reflects on outrageous family stories, journeys, memories, and the latest pop culture gossip. Samantha worked in the fashion and luxury market for over 15 years.  She received her sociology degree from Marymount Manhattan College, as well as completed a Broadcast Journalism program at the University of Miami. Samantha and her husband Michael reside in Jacksonville Beach, Florida with their son West and twins Dillon and Alexis.

SamanthasWEST

@samanthaswest

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