“A life coach is not necessarily a business coach, but business coaches absolutely need to have the life coaching aspect.” - Bernadette Boas
Our guest in today’s episode is Bernadette Boas. Bernadette is the author of a book called, ‘Shedding the Corporate Bitch Shifting: Your Bitches to Riches in Life and Business. She's also the founder and president of Ball of Fire Inc which is home to both Ball of Fire Coaching‒ a coaching, training and speaking practice; and Ball of Fire Media‒ a media communication and publishing firm. Both firms are dedicated to helping individuals optimize their personal and professional development.
Bernadette shares with us her journey and the events that led her to start a coaching business.
- I started working at Burger in an early age and by the time I was in college, I already had a corporate job.
- My core role in those earlier years was consulting in retail and technology, which ended after being fired by my mentor of 12 years.
- When I left corporate, I automatically knew I wasn't going back and I started a consulting practice in 2008.
- Even with the 2008 recession, I had a full docket of clients. In that period, I found that there was a lot of confidence loss and personal growth loss where everybody started playing the victim as opposed to the victor.
- Based on my own experience, I thought that I would be much better not only consulting, but also coaching businesses and the business owners.
- I went into a self-discovery journey and found myself looking in the mirror and seeing this very nasty corporate tyrant.
- I just decided that I needed to start not only coaching, but also wrote a book to teach other people that they don't have to be anything but themselves to be successful in business and social life.
- Sometimes people go through life and never look inward, so they never discover their role and responsibility to an outcome.
- Everyone has to discover themselves, and then have to confront what they like and don't like, then they have to make decisions as to what they want to share out of their lives.
- I recognize that as good as a consultant and a business coach, what people deal with and struggle with is their mindset.
- It is critical that people be accepted for exactly who they are, and they learn themselves and what they need to do about it.
- A life coach is not necessarily a business coach, but business coaches absolutely need to have the life coaching aspect.
- My job as a coach is simply to ask questions, to listen to understand, and then help them answer their own questions and make their own decisions and guide them through their own challenges.
- My view about the great resignation is that it is forced and not voluntary, and is due to circumstances that have made people take a second look at what what's important in life.
- The great resignation could lead to the loss of expertise and intelligence due to many people who are leaving and moving out of the economy.
- People get to a point where they start to question what's really important in this world and in life.
- The great resignation has accelerated the uprising and growth of small businesses which is absolutely fabulous.
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“When you have a vision board, and when you have targets that you've set for yourself, you and your partner are unstoppable.” - Janine Bolon
Today we welcome Janine Bolon to the podcast. Janine has written 11 books and currently teaches 15 online courses. She is also a veteran podcast host and her podcast is aptly titled, ‘The Janine Bolon Show’. She mainly talks about money, solo partnership, writing/authorship, and how to hold on to your sanity.
In today’s episode, Janine discusses her journey that saw her get into teaching people about personal finance. She also talks about the importance of having a vision board when working towards your targets.
- I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and then later dropped out of corporate America and went to teach, because I love being able to share as well as learn from my students.
- I noticed that as we got to the end of the semester, the grades would really start to drop, and after talking to the students I found the reason was because they were running out of money.
- I started teaching the freshman class about money, and that is where the 60/40 principle was born.
- I then ended up teaching their parents about personal finance and then moved to teach 11 to 16-year olds.
- When I started moving around I began looking into the audio space and started doing audio blogging.
- I've taken over seven different podcasts and shoved them into one show, and that is why there is such diversity in the content that comes out of The8gates, which is my company.
- I was taking the advice of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, about replicating yourself, and anytime I saw automation that allowed me to replicate I did that.
- Technology opened up so many things to different types of people, and now is a wonderful time to be an entrepreneur, and to learn.
- If you ever get a little too negative about life, just go listen to a podcast and learn how people out there are doing amazing things.
- One of the things I like to recommend to people who do have a solid strong income, but yet they have anxiety is, to dig deeper and find if that's something they can actually address.
- I'm a very practical teacher, and I always want to make sure that you walk away with at least one thing to do next.
- I believe in vision boards because it helps calm that mindset, and it's just really a matter of what step do we take next.
- When you have a vision board, and when you have targets that you've set for yourself, you and your partner are unstoppable.
- With finances, everybody's going to have a different target, because everybody is in a different situation, which is why we have to go through so much training.
- With the great resignation, we're coming out of schooling institutionalized programs that are no longer working.
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"I believe that personal finance comes down to three main fundamentals which include Learning how to earn more money, learning how to spend less money, and learning how to invest money intelligently” - Alan Lazaros
Today we welcome a special guest to the podcast, Alan Lazarus. Alan is the founder and co-host of Next Level University, which is a global, top 100 self-improvement podcast, and they're now approaching 900 episodes. They reach over half a million people in more than 120 countries.
Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He's a professional speaker and business coach and consultant specializing in helping businesses maximize their growth, impact and profitability online. He's inspiring, motivating, and educating others on what it really takes to get to the next level.
In today’s episode, Alan will be discussing personal finance and how people can achieve better financial outcomes in their lives.
- My mom gave me the best lesson that I'd ever heard which was, aim high, and you'll have choices.
- At 26 years I got an accident which messed me up mentally, emotionally and spiritually and had me contemplating my life and my choices.
- Now I've got this North Star that I wear around my neck which is my guide.
- You can't see the stars during the day even though they’re always there, but sometimes it takes the darkness to see clearly that which you simply could not see within the light.
- I was contemplating my life, and I saw two stars I'd never seen before, Tony Robbins’ TED Talk and Bronnie Ware’s book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.’
- That’s how I got into business coaching and consulting and what fulfills me now is maximizing my own potential, helping others do the same, and helping them improve the quality of their life.
- You’re not going to be fulfilled if you're if you're chasing the dreams of other people.
- I help people improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
- I believe that personal finance comes down to three main fundamentals which include learning how to earn more money, learning how to spend less money, and learning how to invest money intelligently.
- One of the reasons why I think people struggle so much to be successful in every area is because they're thinking linearly in an exponential world.
- 1% growth can compound like crazy and if you don't understand that, you're not going to make decisions that are long term.
- You can play now and pay later, or you can pay now and play later.
- You get paid in proportion to the difficulty of the problems you solve because your intrinsic value is different than your economic value.
- To earn more money, the first facet is you should learn how to do the things that the world desperately needs.
- The second facet of earning more money is working to be good at what you do in statistical comparison to other people in your field.
- The third facet of earning money is positioning yourself in such a manner that it will be difficult to replace you.