193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
― Alain de Botton

Step into the world of artisanal spirits with ‘Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit.’ Join me and Founder, Ashley Blankenship, on a flavorful journey as we explore the Red Rocks Vodka journey, it’s meticulous craftsmanship, and the captivating spirit of the human, Ashley, behind the brand . Red Rocks Vodka is minority, woman owned, AND local- from its origin in the heart of the Rockies to the dedication and passion that goes into every bottle, this libation is filled with flavor and purpose. Get ready to sip, savor, and be inspired to take on life’s challenges, further recognize your own resilience- and remember to have fun while doing it!  Let’s raise our glasses to the exceptional story, strength, and spirit of Red Rocks Vodka.

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Highlights:

Red Rocks Vodka. Strength, spirit, resilience, life. Entrepreneurship. Taking a change. Self-discovery and internal belief. The power of showing up and letting go. The music business. Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Work hard, play hard, believe hard. Woman owned, minority owned, local small business. Colorado. 

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Time Stamps:

1:47- Intro, Ashley’s Background

5:00- Mental Health changes the path

7:15- We jumped in!

10:15- Moving to Colorado

12:00- Starting the business

14:00- Partnerships and support

15:40- Leaning into intuition

17:19- Déjà vu

20:24- Kids and social media, honest conversation

24:43- Breaking out of the box

25:32- Finding and defining yourself 

27:20- Wearing all the hats

29:16- What am I doing? 

28:26- I just want to help people

28:43- Humanizing the brand

31:29- Don’t sleep on the fun

31:46- Where can you get Red Rocks Vodka

34:18- The distribution game

36:42- Support your local brand, support your local content creator!

42:05- Upcoming events

44:18- What is success to you?

193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

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Ashley Blankenship:

Ashley is the owner of Red Rocks Spirits and currently wears many hats. She’s a former recording artist turned stay-at-home mom turned doula turned business woman. Her family is the most important thing in her life and cheerleading other women is her passion.

Red Rocks Spirits is a Colorado spirits company currently offering Red Rocks Vodka in the Denver Metro. Our focus is providing high quality local spirits at an affordable price. We believe Colorado is special. Cocktails should be simple. Friends and family come first.​

We’re proud to say we’re minority-woman owned. We love to have a good time and want to share the joy of responsibly imbibing a deliciously crafted cocktail with friends both old and new.

@redrocksspirits

Https://www.redrocksspirits.com

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192. Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

“Through suffering comes wisdom. Through surrender comes faith. Through resilience, comes hope. Keep going.”

– Rita Said

I am so excited about this conversation as I am welcoming longtime fitness family to the T&T mic, Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval! Gabriel entered into the CrossFit world about the same time as I did, so we have seen the entire sport and culture grown and evolve from the ground up. Much like CrossFit, Gabriel shares his story as a rebel with a cause and how he trusted the process as it ultimately led him to his purpose. There are few things in life that are true, but one is for sure- almost nothing is as it seems. Gabriel played sports and was athletic in his past, but he had many twists and turns far from the gym before he was leading people on their fitness, health, and wellness journey. His story is one of process, loss, resilience, and major pivots- knowing that he wouldn’t be where he is now without each piece of the breakdown and breakthrough. If you are looking for an inspiring story wondering how it will all shake out for you, tune into this convo. It’s reminder for everyone to keep the faith, keep showing up, and to lean back into what you initially loved. It will work out.

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

Highlights:

Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Becoming a fitness pro after an anti-fitness life. Loss, faith, resilience, and the clarity that comes. Being the youngest. Be at the right place at the right time. Taking on challenges and leading by example. Not having it all figured out. 

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Time Stamps:

1:55- Young Gabriel

5:58- Enter the party scene in high school

7:40- You are who you hang out with

10:31- Intellectual gifted, but don’t love school

13:45- I want to become a pro snowboarder

14:55- Actually not, logic sets in

16:01- I want to go back to school

16:32- A deep story, where my life forked in the road

17:02- Dealing Drugs

17:52- We always want more

18:27- Cocaine air

19:18- Stepping on the local toes

20:21- Tragedy happens

22:15- Saved by prom, my girlfriend saved my life

22:30- Healing in nature

29:20- Bartending, make that cash

31:23- CrossFit over medical school

35:32- I started training again

36:16- Lean and semi mean

38:29- Intro to CrossFit

38:44- I’m a rebel 

39:08- Semi wise words…

45:46- I wasn’t as fit as I thought

50:12- CrossFit, I was in

54:01- I didn’t plan to be a gym owner

58:16- Community is the success

1:00:00- What is CrossFit going to look like 10yrs for now

1:00:01- MOB, the facility

1:03:23- Authentically bleeding the cause

1:05:56- Don’t be a boss, be a leader

1:09:50- Come in for a free workout

192.Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

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Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval

Owner/Head Coach @ CrossFit MOB

From a young age I always enjoyed being active. I started wrestling when I was six years old and continue to do so for about 10 years. Once I got to middle school and high school I started to play football and basketball and I also got into skateboarding and snowboarding.

After high school, I moved to the mountains so I could snowboard more. I did that for about a year and then decided I wanted to go back to college so I moved back to Denver. During my time in college is when I really got into physical exercise and around that same time as what I found CrossFit. That was about 13 years ago. I immediately fell in love with Crossfit and started coaching Crossfit as much as I could. 

I graduated college in 2014 with my degrees in biology and chemistry. After that I worked in the medical field for a short period of time and then I got the opportunity to become a gym manager at a CrossFit gym so I did that. About a year and a half later I got an opportunity become a partial owner. In about five years ago, I got an opportunity to become the majority owner of Crossfit MOB, which I did.

We now have one of the bigger CrossFit gyms in the state of Colorado and I can see I truly love what I do. Health and fitness are my passion and leading people in that direction is why I get up and do what I do every day.

www.CrossFit-mob.com

@crossfitmob 

@mindoverbodyfit 

Gabriel Serafin Sandoval

@thegabrielshow

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191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

“There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

We are excited to continue to highlight and focus on the local mission driven humans in Colorado making moves while making impact! Today we have the awesome and determined Founders of Denver Pub Crawl, Ty Sondag and Logan Lakos. Denver Pub Crawl is not your average crazy bar crawl, it’s an organized small group (ish) curated experience with safety and unity at the forefront.  Both Ty and Logan have had amazing experiences on international pub crawls while traveling and they teamed up to bring that experience to Denver… and eventually, beyond. Both share their journey’s in life thus far and they’re overall mission of positive impact in this world all while having a good time. If you are local to Colorado, just visiting, or want to see a new side of Denver, sign up for one of their coming crawls- it’s a VIP experience on a budget with fellow fun humans. Community, unity, connection- cheers!

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

Highlights:

Uniting the world one sip at a time. National vs. International pub crawls. Putting safety and responsibly at the forefront of a fun business. Entrepreneurship and wearing all the hats. Doing business the right way and taking care of people. Reputation and graceful disruption. Chasing the dream and serving your purpose. The past predicting the preset. 

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Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

4:30- Ty’s Back Story

5:36- Logan’s Back Story

10:30- Ty and Logan Meet, Launch Denver Pub Crawl… and the pandemic happens

12:06- We’re back after the pandemic, unite the people18:00- The experience after the pandemic- bars love us!

22:13- We bring more than drink specials, we bring an experience 36:00- Everyone is welcome to join- locals, travelers, solos

36:40- American style pub crawls vs international pub crawls46:00- Contributing to something larger than ourselves

56:38- How did you get into this business?

1:04- Overcoming fear and just starting

1:15:00- We are so proud of our reputation, check the reviews!

1:21:50- Our training, staff, and non-profits

1:31:21- Conscious conversation and guidelines

1:43:01- Private events/parties

1:50:00- The craziest story of one of our bar crawls…

1:50:21- What is success to you?

191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

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Ty Sondag is the co-founder and CEO of Denver Pub Crawl. When he’s not crawling, you can find him traveling, running, and lending a hand at beer, wine, and food festivals. 

 Logan Lakos is the Co-Founder and COO of Denver Pub Crawl. He grew up in Austin, TX, and has been taking advantage of the outdoors Boulder and Denver has to offer for almost eight years now. 

What is Denver Pub Crawl?Maybe you’re local and don’t know the best bars in Denver. Maybe you’re on vacation, or new in town, and want to be introduced to Denver nightlife. Denver Pub Crawl is an all-access party pass that grants you exclusive access to drink specials at each of our venues, as we “crawl” from one fun bar to the next. Crawling is a laid-back night time experience where hosts take ticket-holders bar hopping in Downtown Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood, LoDo.  

Denver Pub Crawl:How does a pub crawl work?Grab a ticket and get ready! First, you meet a Denver Pub Crawl Host at the starting location. They get you checked in, introduce you to the group and make sure you have everything you need for the crawl. You’ll grab a drink and get to know your new friends for the evening. Before you know it, the host will announce that it’s time to close out and head to the next bar. You’ll hit 4 or more bars during your crawl, and the host will let you know once you’ve reached the last. Some of our bars offer food, and there are usually food trucks along the way. Sometimes, your host will initiate games for the group if the vibe is right.  Denver Pub Crawl works directly with our partner bars in LoDo to give you the very best drink specials in Denver every single week.  

http://www.denverpubcrawl.com

@denverpubcrawl

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190. Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill

Join us in this episode of Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph, as we sit down with Andrew Dana, the visionary force behind Call Your Mother Bagel Deli and Timber Pizza Co. Discover Andrew’s journey from food enthusiast to entrepreneurial success story, and how he weaved together a thriving team and a vibrant community to achieve triumph.

Andrew’s story is a testament to the power of unwavering belief and tenacity. Learn how he transformed challenges into opportunities, proving that a clear vision can conquer any obstacle- especially if you love food! Explore Andrew’s strategies for building a strong team culture, emphasizing equal and long-term opportunity, mutual respect, and continuous growth. Discover how nurturing a dedicated team fuels business excellence. Andrew shares his insights into the transformative impact of community engagement, showcasing the remarkable outcomes that arise from socially conscious entrepreneurship. Andrew’s resilience and adaptability offer inspiration for all, highlighting the lessons learned from failures and the path to embracing change. For emerging entrepreneurs, Andrew’s wisdom shines brightly. Uncover the value of mentorship, networking, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. #teamworkdreamwork

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

Highlights:

Entrepreneurship. Chasing the dream. Going through the motions and then pivoting to follow your heart. Finding your purpose. Believe in something bigger. Not having it all figured out. Hard work, but fun. Showing up and trusting the process, no matter what. 

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Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

2:17- Andrew as a kid, growing through the motions 

5:00- Let’s sell pizza

5:37- I love food, the journey begins 

9:07- I lived, clarity came

9:55- Open Timber Pizza

11:49- We made the list, everything changed

13:50- Working with your spouse 

18:22- Bagels are hard to make, let’s do it

20:00- we are the brand and the recipe

23:20- listen to your body, trust the universe

24:38- my high-end high school ruined my confidence 

30:00- do the hard work, feel the authentic joy

32:12- being involved with the community 

34:33- not talking about all the good we’re doing, now 

35:27- Authenticity 

36:48- Consulting to help

39:18- Coming to Colorado- GFE’s

39:50- We hire for personality

41:00- hire for the long-term

45:16- Things to come!

46:00- Final words of advice

46:23- What is success to you?

190.Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

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Andrew Dana, Call Your Mother Bagel DeliOwners chef Daniela Moreira and Chief Doughboi, Andrew Dana, began this wild and wonderful journey at farmer’s markets in DC. After opening our flagship shop in Park View in the Fall of 2018, it was clear that folks in our community needed MORE CARBS! Since then, we’ve assembled a dream team and opened up several new locations throughout DC, Maryland and alllll the way across the country in Denver, Colorado! We’re on a mission to spread #bagellove to everyone with an appetite and our next stop might be your back yard (figuratively speaking)! We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we’re serious about bagels. With a *chef’s kiss* of honey, they’re somewhere between a classic NY-style bagel and the sweeter, Montreal-style bagels from our friends up North. Andrew is Jewish; the nostalgia of family traditions and the eclectic food from their childhoods were the genesis of our menu.  Food is important, but people are the most important ingredient. In addition to being a phenomenal place to eat, we aim to be great neighbors and one of the best places to work!  Some of our longtime partners include: Urban Alliance to offer career training to area youth, AYUDA to help transform the lives of underserved immigrants, Food Rescue and Martha’s Table to do our part to end hunger in DC. We’re committed to making a positive impact in our community and using our platform to raise money and awareness for causes we care deeply about.

www.callyourmotherdeli.com

@callyourmotherdeli

@AndrewDanaDC.

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189. Unraveling Beliefs and Values: A Journey to Self-Discovery

“We all have a responsibility to try and make this world better, whether it’s through our work, the causes we champion, the way that we treat people, or the values we impart to the next generation.”

-Daniel Lubetzky

“Unraveling Beliefs and Values: A Journey to Self-Discovery,” the thought-provoking podcast that takes you on a captivating exploration of the intricate world of beliefs and values. Join us as we discuss a transformative journey to understand the profound impact these core aspects of our identity have on our lives. We’ll unravel the origins of beliefs and values, exploring how they are shaped during childhood, influenced by culture, and molded through personal experiences. By understanding the roots of our beliefs and values, we gain powerful insights into the motivations driving our thoughts and actions.

Discover the remarkable role beliefs play in shaping our perceptions, interpretations, and decision-making processes. we’ll shed light on how certain beliefs can lead to biases and cognitive dissonance, affecting our everyday behavior and relationships. Learn the art of open-mindedness and self-reflection as we navigate the path to embracing new, positive beliefs and values. As we unravel the complexities of beliefs and values, we’ll also explore the delicate balance of harmonizing individual perspectives in a diverse world. Discover ways to respect and celebrate differences while finding common ground and fostering a harmonious environment.

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

Full Article:

Belief or value? Learn the difference and set yourself free 

Highlights:

Beliefs vs values.  The importance of knowing our place. What are beliefs? So what are values?The connection between beliefs and values. Making beliefs and values work for us. Embracing your beliefs and values to discover your true self.

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Time Stamps:

:25- Introduction, uniting over values regardless of beliefs

2:50- the most important thing you can do? Determine your own core values

4:12- Beliefs vs values, understanding is essential to personal growth 

6:30- What are beliefs?

9:03- What are values?

12:55- Similarities and differences

15:25- identify your values now!

17:29- Following your heart

20:02- Where to determine your core values and why

20:26- Living in service is mental health

189. Unraveling Beliefs and Values: A Journey to Self-Discovery

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Kristen M. Olson:

The Host:

Kristen M. Olson

Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Entrepreneur. Pup Mom. Former D1 athlete, CrossFit Games Athlete, and current podcaster, Turmeric & Tequila™.  

20+ year in marketing and branding in the fitness/lifestyle industry, specializing strategic partnerships, influencers/community building, and creative strategy. Uniting mission driven humans everywhere. 

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188. Champion’s Attitude: Leading by Example with UFC Legend Matt Brown

“Attitude reflects leadership… captain.” 

– Julius Campbell 

Join myself and UFC Champion, Matt Brown, as he shares his insights on attitude, leadership, and leading by example in this inspiring conversation. I have had the pleasure of working with Matt in the past and know that he is a man of his word and as good of a human as he is a fighter. Matt shares his journey from a rough beginning including an overdose to a holding the record for the most welterweight knock outs in the UFC. Matt is a lifelong competitor with a champion’s attitude and mindset, but more importantly a father and coach working to shape our young people into responsible leaders. We talk about the diet, training, recovery, leadership, and the business around fighting. Competitor or not, this a great convo for anyone looking to level up and live in service.

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

Highlights:

Champion’s Attitude: Leading by Example with UFC Legend Matt Brown. Competing in the UFC. Going from breakdown to breakthrough. Personal responsibility and self-control. Leading by example and living in service. Coaching kids and parents… on how to lead their children. Training, community, and mental health. Diet, recovery, and pro training tips. Success and personal development. mindset. Moments that move the soul besides winning. Diversity, open-mindedness, and inspiration to level up.

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Matt Brown:

UFC legend, “The Immortal” Matt Brown, is currently tied for the most knockouts in UFC history and holds the record for most finishes, knockouts, and fights in UFC Welterweight history.  He was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 and has dedicated his life to the pursuit of martial arts and fitness.  In his early twenties Matt survived a heroin overdose and many other near-death experiences.  All of this along with his fighting reputation led his friends dubbing him with his eventual fighter nickname: “The Immortal.”Before fighting professionally, Matt was a personal trainer and has always had a passion for teaching others.  In 2018 he founded Immortal Martial Arts Center in Lewis Center, OH where he is the head coach.  He continues his martial arts pursuits daily and helps share his knowledge to build better humans. Matt also owns a fitness equipment company, Immortal Combat Equipment.Matt enjoys playing guitar, is an avid metal fan, and is a devoted family man and father.FAVORITE QUOTE: “Stop trying to find yourself and start defining yourself.”@IAMTHEIMMORTAL@THEIMMORTALCOFFEE@IMMORTALMARTIALARTS@ROOTINE_CO

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187. The Wellness Trap: How Fitness Influencers Can Do More Harm Than Good

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

~ Napoleon Hill

I am excited for this conversation today because you know we love ourselves some health, wellness, and leadership on T&T, but we also love the truth! Today we will unpack “The Wellness Trap: How Fitness Influencers Can Do More Harm Than Good”! New research suggests that many fitness influencers and fitness themed social media can actually have a harmful impact on your mental health (New York Times, 2023). It’s estimated that there are over 50,000 fitness influencers in the wellness industry, most claiming to have secrets to a healthy lifestyle, but what are they really saying (and/or selling)? We will breakdown some of the good, bad, and ugly on the fitness influencer culture, focusing on how we can protect ourselves and our young people from misleading tales.  Here’s how to find #fitspiration you can trust.

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

Full Article:

The New York Times: Most Fitness Influencers Are Doing More Harm Than Good

 

Highlights:

Influencers, authenticity and sales. Preaching health or thinness? Consuming food, media, power, and the negative effects of fitfluecers. Comparing yourself/life to others. The filter, highlight real, and actual reality- a distorted body image. Unhealthy fitness trends. Body image ideals and misguided advice. The mental health impact and unsustainable practices. Protecting yourself, trusting your gut, and digging in (doing homework) where needed. Side eye everything. 

Time Stamps:

1:27- KO Alliance (my business) and influencers, ho we specialize in strategic partnership (influencers) and why!

3:00- Fitness influencers are followed more than any other category of influencers out there

4:10- KOA fitness influencers, intentionality and responsibility

5:47- The New York Time article, Most Fitness Influencers Are Doing More Harm Than Good

6:35- Are they really promoting thinness?

7:27- How to find the good influencers and unfollow the bad

10:40- the cost of comparison and the negative impact on mental health

11:20- Be weary of before and after photos

13:30- be a conscious consumer, do your homework

15:14- the importance of diversity

17:26- lean into the core values

19:00- we are all different, embrace your body, mind, and spirit

Related Articles:

187. The Wellness Trap: How Fitness Influencers Can Do More Harm Than Good

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Kristen M. Olson:

The Host:

Kristen M. Olson

Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Entrepreneur. Pup Mom. Former D1 athlete, CrossFit Games Athlete, and current podcaster, Turmeric & Tequila™.  

20+ year in marketing and branding in the fitness/lifestyle industry, specializing strategic partnerships, influencers/community building, and creative strategy. Uniting mission driven humans everywhere. 

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186.Leading the Way: Representation and the Power of Examples

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Hi all, your host here, Kristen Olson, and I am excited to be with you today as we welcome fitness family to the T&T mic, Ausha Ramirez. Ausha is a longtime health professional and she is only 26 years old, but already has a wealth of experience. She shares her journey, the importance of personal responsibility, representation, and leading by example. Ausha has overcome many things including the loss of a parent, personal significant weight loss and heath elevation, and continues to climb the ladder in the medical (and CrossFit) world- working to bring deeper conversation about the connection of mind, body, and soul, to her patients, family, and friends, one graceful convo at a time.

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

Highlights:

The medial, health, and wellness industry. The lack of conversation about personal responsibility and taking back your power. Mind, body, soul, the whole human approach. Meeting people where they are at. Leading by example. Passion for representation. Taking your own journey and letting others do the same. 

Time Stamps:

3:00- Losing a parent inspires a medical journey

4:36- Being mature for your age, due to experience

5:24- Twenty somethings taking over

12:00- Religion and you

18:30- Trusting your gut

21:50- Sharing intel and advice with family, and how that’s hard

27:46- Intro to CrossFit 

30:19- Body awareness

39:37- Dealing with the public and awkward, inappropriate comments

43:32- Ancestors blazing the trail to allow freer speech today

47:28- Change is slow, showing up as yourself 

52:30- The importance of representation, lead by example 

1:03:23- Taking the power back on your health

1:05:52- Trusting the process, lead with the fire 

186. Leading the Way: Representation and the Power of Examples

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Ausha Ramirez:

26 yrs old female, Born and raised in Colorado. The eldest out of 5 girls and have been in health care since 18 yrs old. First a CNA, then LPN and now an RN (associates degree). I currently work as a pediatric home health nurse and bedside nurse (medical surgical/ Telemetry).  

I enjoy CrossFit, learning Spanish and nature…. family is a big part in my life. 

@cherish_65

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185. Simply Tina: Celebrating the Legend

“My legacy is that I stayed on course… from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.”

-Tina Turner

Welcome to a very special episode of “Musical Legends Unveiled.” Today, we gather to honor and celebrate the life and career of a true music icon: Tina Turner. Join us as we pay tribute to this remarkable artist and the incredible impact she has made on the world of music and beyond. I’m your host, Kristen Olson, and together, we’ll embark on a journey through Tina Turner’s extraordinary legacy- get ready to take notes:)

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

Highlights:

Tina Turner. Life after 40. Music, relationships, resilience, and letting go. Self-belief and the energy within. Faith and recovery. World records, awards, honors, and worldwide impact. Authenticity and simply being yourself. 

Time Stamps:

1:26- Tina, the great- why are we doing this podcast?

3:00- Tina’s background and start

3:51- Tina leaves Ike and starts her solo career

5:46- Tina’s accomplishments 

7:06- Building the conversation around domestic violence and abuse

7:30- Awards

11:00- Life and success after 40!

15:27- Tina’s impact on my life

15:45- Letting go, Tina’s resilience 

16:00- get inspired by Tina

185. Simply Tina: Celebrating the Legend

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Kristen M. Olson:

The Host:

Kristen M. Olson

Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Entrepreneur. Pup Mom. Former D1 athlete, CrossFit Games Athlete, and current podcaster, Turmeric & Tequila™.  

20+ year in marketing and branding in the fitness/lifestyle industry, specializing strategic partnerships, influencers/community building, and creative strategy. Uniting mission driven humans everywhere. 

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Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

184. No Lasting Love, No Problem: Why we still can’t stop watching reality dating shows!

“I’m trying to build an empire, because after this, I cannot get a normal job.”

-Nicole Polizzi (aka Snookie)

Hi all, KO, your host here- this is a fun one today! We’ll be breaking down the paradoxical nature of our fascination with reality dating shows despite their lack of long-lasting romantic connections. What keeps us hooked, even in the absence of enduring love stories? We’ll unpack some of the most popular reality dating TV shows including; The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Love is Blind, Married At First Sight- and more. What are the stats, who is still together, and why do we watch – all the different series if none of them really work?! These shows are some of my favorite “escapism” indulgences:), but will I keep watching if it’s just about becoming an influencer and not about finding love?… I’m not sure that I will! Will you? Would you go on one seeking love (or fame)?  Listen into the end where I share my own experience being recruited to join one of these shows- a little inside info on the process that provided for some deeper thinking, I actually appreciated. Love or entertainment, you decide!

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

Highlights:

Love and reality, dating on tv. Entertainment, escapisms, and seeking fame. Public opinion on private matters. Social consciousness and building a platform. What would you do for love? Is the drama enough or do we want to see the happy ending? Love, relationship experience, and communication. The trials and errors of dating.

Time Stamps:

0:51 – the different reality dating shows

2:31- why do production companies do reality dating shows? Because they make money

4:03- breakdown on the stats on The Bachelor/Bachelorette 

7:14- not only do the shows not work, they are traumatic 

21:00- Farmer Wants A Wife

21:52- Escapism 

27:36- reality tv star to major, monetizable influencer 

29:40- stats on the bachelor/bachelorette success rates fully unpacked

37:05- my experience being recruited to try out for Married At First Sight 

39:03- asking yourself the deeper questions 

42:53- Do I even want to keep watching these shows?

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184. No Lasting Love, No Problem: Why we still can’t stop watching reality dating shows!

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Kristen M. Olson:

The Host:

Kristen M. Olson

Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Entrepreneur. Pup Mom. Former D1 athlete, CrossFit Games Athlete, and current podcaster, Turmeric & Tequila™.  

20+ year in marketing and branding in the fitness/lifestyle industry, specializing strategic partnerships, influencers/community building, and creative strategy. Uniting mission driven humans everywhere. 

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Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com