Are you looking for a new and effective way to market your business? Or would you welcome some business coaching from experienced professionals? If so, listen in and learn from today's episode of Financial Karma, an experimental episode, recorded at the DC Podfest, where podcasters come together to celebrate and share what they do and to learn from each other.
Today's guest and co-host is Shawn Rubbin. Shawn and host, Deb Williams, have gone from being baseball moms together, twenty years ago, to becoming best friends and earnest supporters of each other in business. Both are big believers in karma. They have learned that the challenges of the past are the very things that are the indicators of today's success. Shawn has been a creative professional for more than thirty years. She has gone from print to web, with everything in between. She's an internet interpreter, a digital trouble shooter and a creative disrupter. She is currently working on a project to help promote podcasting. These are short promo videos of animated audio. Shawn believes that this style will help podcasters to get their word seen. Join Deb and Shawn today as they go about Disrupting Business As Usual.
Today, Deb and Shawn talk about:
Deb's website: www.financialkarmacoach.com
Deb's Facebook group: Financial Karma
Shawn's websites: www.disruptivebydesign.net
The recording of today's episode was done for free at the podfest, by Justin and Matt, of the group New Media Studio from Pensylvania, to test their audio services. To contact them, go to: www.newmediarecordingstudios.com
It’s the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” so why is it that so many of us feel overwhelmed? With decorations to hang, gifts to buy, parties to attend, and families to appease, life tends to take on a hectic pace as the year draws to a close. The temptation would be to run far, far away from the chaos of this last year, and avoid financial planning, organization, and new habit forming until the new year. It seems like there is too much else to do.
But now is the best time to Simplify.
In this week’s episode of “Financial Karma,” Deb shares how her own view of the Holiday Season has changed, and shares some big news about her new business as a Financial Coach. Gain some insight into your own celebrations this season as Deb interviews Janie Downey-Maxwell: writer, artists, musician, coach, publisher, and blogger. Janie runs the show at https://organizationalhabits.com/ and she has some incredible wisdom to share for your Holiday Season. Deb and Janie dive into the life-encompassing world of Organizational Habits, and how a deep look at your current habits, goals, and emotions around the holidays can be more revealing about your Financial Karma in 2017 than you might realize.
This episode is packed with everything you need to get organized this Holiday Season!
In this episode, Deb tells the story of Kate and the very short friendship that has evolved between them, under the most unique circumstances. Money was in the entire story, Deb recalls, just as money is often involved in all of our life stories.
Yet the money we experience in our lives – the money we earn, save, give, or take, really none of it has anything to do with our value as humans. All the money that you own could end up owning you instead. Get all the earthly benefits that you can get from money, yet we need to detach ourselves from it so we can attend to our social relationships, and live a peaceful and prosperous life.
Deb’s guest is Beca Lewis, a Certified Financial Planner and author of 5 non-fiction books. She has also published short stories and a full-length fiction novel. All her books are found on Amazon. She writes the Shift Ezine, The Truth 4 Today email series, The Daily Nudge email series and the meditation series called Grace Notes. She has Master’s in Dance and ended up working for 20 years in a large financial firm as a Certified Financial Planner. She is a mother, grandmother, and stepmother.
Dan was told that everything he touched turned into gold. However, 13 of his businesses had already failed before he got the first opportunity to succeed. Deb gets a glimpse into the gleaming life of the multi-millionaire Dan Lok, who once worked as a grocery bagger in a supermarket in Canada at the age of 16. He and his family had migrated to Canada when he was only 14 years old. He had a tough cultural adjustment and was frequently bullied, and he eventually dropped out of college.
Now, he inspires people to build their dreams as entrepreneurs. He has received awards as the Best Online Retailer of 2012. He has now authored 13 books, sold multiple businesses, is a martial arts expert, and a highly successful internet marketer, serial entrepreneur, and radio/TV personality. He gives us all the details of his story in this episode.
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.financialkarmacoach.com
This week’s guest is Estate Planning Attorney, Michael “Misha” Gill, owner of Speedwell Law. He had worked on my own Last Will and financial/estate plan. Misha prefers to use the phrase “personal legal affairs” to refer to his practice rather than estate planning or succession planning. He is a 2013 graduate of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
I charge a “flat fee.” You’ll know how much you will spend.
You want your estate planning attorney to outlive you.
When family and money collide, problems occur.
Estate planning is an act of care and compassion towards the ones you love!
Misha’s contact details: (703) 520-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access all the links and resources at www.financialkarmacoach.com
Here’s a recap of my first season of Financial Karma Podcast. Here are highlights of what I learned from launching my podcast this summer. Money is involved in everything we do. We should be prepared to make informed decisions and we can change ourselves with awareness, intention, and accountability.
Welcome to Financial Karma! Today we’re talking about merging your finances with your psyche’!
I’m working on my long term business plan to do a full blown coaching program. I’ve got my CPA and my Tax clients too, so there’s a lot going on. I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment and you can see why! You can join my Facebook group to get more information.
Karma Tip: The word is conviction. It’s being sure what you say and believe is true, and that can even be true to you. My conviction is to work on my self-care and reducing my stress level. Having an open mind causes people to hear each other out, and it can actually cause you to change your convictions. Thinking this way can bring about a more peaceful world.
Listen to the show as I share my system for getting your money under control.
I have to thank the following people for their help and support during season 1 of the podcast:
Ever Better (Lisa Vogt) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ever-better-podcast/id1067620648?mt=2
The Make It Snappy Productivity Show (Nick Snapp) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/make-it-snappy-productivity/id1070551695?mt=2
Simple Change (Sarah Mastriani-Levi) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/simple-change/id1087170464?mt=2
The Biz Chix Podcast (Natalie Eckdahl) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/biz-chix-podcast-female-entrepreneurs/id811105481?mt=2
Mindfulness Mode (Bruce Langford) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfulness-mode-interviews/id1032063236?mt=2
Shift the Story (Beca Lewis) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shift-the-story-podcast/id1008859101?mt=2
The Crave Cast (Alex Jamieson) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crave-cast-women-food-desire/id925989500?mt=2
Here's what I'm listening to! These are the shows I love!
Actual Innocence (Brooke Gittings) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/actual-innocence/id1102237078?mt=2
Mom's with Dreams Show (Erica Gordon) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-with-dreams-show/id996720981?mt=2
Still Growing-A Weekly Gardening Podcast (Jennifer Ebeling) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/still-growing...a-weekly-gardening/id659709301?mt=2
Heartsong Fit (Vickie Maris) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/heartsong-fit-vickie-maris/id842345162?mt=2
Sound Bites (Melissa Joy Dobbins) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sound-bites-melissa-joy-dobbins/id982530565?mt=2
The Productive Woman (Laura McClellan) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/productive-woman-productivity/id895902493?mt=2
Biz Women Rock (Katie Krimitsos) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/biz-women-rock!-katie-krimitsos/id818183720?mt=2
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase (Flight Attendant Betty) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/betty-in-sky-suitcase!/id79898010?mt=2
Welcome! Today we’re discussing several things. We begin with the complexity of the brain, our neurons, and the coping strategies that we turn to. That’s not all for today’s episode; there’s more!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
This past week, I participated in a group coaching session dealing with connection. After that conversation, I also had some personal experiences that validated the information from the coaching session.
I recently went to Camp Good Life Project. I’ve been 3 years in a row and I highly recommend that you go if you ever have the opportunity. Connecting with people in this way is a great way to enhance your business and your life. Having these types of connections allows you to have support and input from others in your business. Knowing you have connections that have your back, it is such a relief.
Having connected relationships is a wealth all it’s own. Focusing on this aspect of wealth first will allow you to manifest other types of wealth. There is more to wealth than the almighty dollar. Running your business from a spirited place will allow you to grow in innumerable ways.
Our first season is coming to an end and I can’t believe it. I’m a procrastinator and I have creative avoidance! This causes me to put things off and “do it tomorrow”. I’m trying to understand why I engage in this behavior over and over again. This show has been a huge accomplishment for me, so instead of worrying about all the ways I failed to meet a deadline or didn’t do something right, I have to give myself credit for just getting it done!
I’m here for the long view. I’m not worried about making quick cash. I couldn’t care less how many downloads I have right now. I’m here for a bigger purpose. This podcasting work is tough. It’s not for the faint of heart. This is a hard passion project because everything feels new and unfamiliar - that makes it hard.
I think the first season went well. I’ve learned a lot and can’t wait to share more next season.
I’ll be doing some bonus mini-episodes in the coming weeks! Join me for the journey!
In case you need some help with your money mindset, I do one on one coaching in that area. So if you need help, please let me know.
Send any feedback to me at:
The word detachment has been a recurring thought for me lately. It’s an intriguing concept: detaching FROM something. I picture a balloon floating away when I think of the word. There are many benefits of detaching from difficult situations in life. Attaching and detaching play perfectly into our guest and our conversation for today’s show.
My guest today is Joe Somodi, a professional yoga teacher and certified life coach who helps people incorporate a daily practice of meditation into their lives. I met Joe when we both took an online course called Revolution University in 2014. Joe’s life story is an interesting one as he left “the good life” behind and pursued his dreams. Let’s chat with Joe!
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.financialkarmacoach.com
We begin today talking about lying. We all know that lying is wrong, and how it can lead to all sorts of problems. Have you ever stopped to think about all the harm caused by lying—both to others AND to us? There are so many negative character traits that we unknowingly cultivate when we choose to be untruthful. So, be the best YOU that you can be, and tell the truth. Let’s get to the show.
My guest today is Amy Lopez, who works with Girls on the Run in Montgomery County, Maryland. Amy works with 3rd-8th grade girls, helping build confidence in the next generation of women. GOTR has been featured in many media outlets and has garnered national exposure for its positive work with youth. As I’ve gotten to know Amy, I’ve been impressed with her positive energy, fun-loving personality, and smiles. Let me introduce you to Amy!
Have you noticed that summer is drawing to a close? Has it hit you yet that “back-to-school” is a fast-approaching reality? Whether you’re a parent or a student, our discussion today will apply to you. Besides backpacks, notebooks, pencils and such, there is another item that needs to go with every student’s return to school: MINDFULNESS. Does mindfulness apply to your finances? YES! Most of our money decisions—good or bad—are affected by our subconscious mind. Let’s bring these thoughts together and meet our guest.
Bruce Langford has been an expert in the field of bullying prevention since 2003. Through his work as a mindfulness coach, Bruce helps his clients with the many problems of life with gentleness, candor, and respect. His passion is to help people become more calm, focused, and happy. Don’t we all want to feel more grounded, peaceful, content, and relaxed? Bruce can help! He lives in Canada with his wife and son, and hosts the podcast, Mindfulness Mode. Join me to learn more from Bruce!
Welcome! Today we are talking to Sarah Mastriani Levy over a cup of tea-cino! Sarah has a podcast called Simple Change, and is also a Holistic Healthy and Lifestyle Coach! Sarah has an interesting background and grew up living for awhile in Grand Canyon National Park!
Sarah Mastriani-Levi was born in the United States and spent the first 18 years of her life traveling with her family and studying in various regions of the U.S. In 1995, she moved to Israel and began her training in naturopathic medicine and holistic bodywork. She has had extensive clinical practice and is a certified practitioner in the following fields: advanced reflexology, shiatsu, Swedish massage, manual lymph drainage, iridology, aromatherapy and herbology.
In this episode, Sarah also discusses:
Connect with Sarah:
Simple Change Podcast: http://mannafestliving.com/simple-change/
We’re moving along in our summer series—now to Episode 3! My guest is Melissa Jones, who wears many hats in the creative world. She refers to herself as a “Creative Entrepreneur.” We can describe her as a designer, author, marketer, artist, editor, traveler, photographer, foodie, whiskey-lover, and shoe collector. Melissa runs her own business, helping people add polish to their personal and business branding with her brilliant design. Melissa believes in supporting companies who are devoted to making the world a better place. She lives for travel, new challenges, and adventures. She has trekked to over 40 countries with her pottery, painting, and photographs. Melissa’s new book is Women with Wanderlust, a Kindle edition available on amazon.com. Join me for an amazing conversation with Melissa!
You can read the full show notes at www.financialkarma.com.
Let’s start with episode 2! Let’s have a delicious summer with Alex Jamieson! I am so excited to have her on the show and that she is honoring me with being one of the first people I interview. She is an entrepreneur with the spirit of a wise woman. She communicates so many ways with the world. She is the author of Women Food and Desire, she is a blogger, a true business woman and affiliations with people who can bring it all together that will help you with it comes to your nutrition. She is a mentor to so many women and also called the cravings whisperer.
You can read the full show notes and get access to all the links and resources at www.financialkarma.com
Welcome to episode 1! We are going to splash into summer with Nick Snapp! Nick is a former corporate guy turned entrepreneur, a dad, husband and balances those things beautifully. I don’t know how he does it! He is a productivity expert. He is going to share with us some of his experiences on the show of how he got to the chapter he is in his life.
Don’t forget to look for the karma!
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.financialkarma.com