Values, Validation & Vulnerability with Cody Jefferson

Values, Validation & Vulnerability with Cody Jefferson

Values, Validation & Vulnerability with Cody Jefferson

Recognized as one of the country's leading personal and professional coaches by several major publications, Cody has been walking alongside thousands of entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals on the subjects of personal ownership and development, communication, leadership, and marketing/branding for nearly 2 decades.Cody is the founder and CEO of Embrace The Lion, and the creator of LION Method, the #1 Group Coaching Program for High-Achieving Men and Women looking to adopt the right support, belief, habits, and community to create success in their lives and businesses.In today’s episode, Cody and Monique are talking about how important it is to have really great mentors throughout your life, what it means to be vulnerable and how it can help shift your perspective in your business and life.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:42] – Monique introduces her guest, Cody Jefferson.

 

[01:56] – Who are you and what are you doing?

  • My name is Cody Jefferson.
  • For the past nearly 20 years, I have helped individuals, organizations tell better stories. 

 

[03:09] – Walk me a little bit through how you actually got into storytelling?

  • When I was 18, I got involved with a church here locally and started working for the church and that ended up being a 13-year career and all telling stories and recognizing that everyone has a story. They’re just waiting for someone to listen.

 

[12:38] – What was your approach to thinking that there’s nothing out there that helps you? How did you use what you’ve learned from your grandfather, to go through all of what just happened to you?

  • I’ve been really fortunate to have some really great mentors throughout my entire life, and really powerful men and women who are extraordinary individuals who pour into me, and they’ve been very fortunate for that. 

 

[25:43] – Cody explains two types of leaders.

 

[41:26] – When you left the church as a pastor, did you also leave your beliefs behind?

  • When I stepped out of the church and I step away from my faith.
  • I had a lot of questions.

 

[49:23] – What would you wish people would have asked you more?

  • I would say stop asking so many questions, start moving towards that which you desire with what you have in your hands and what you have in your head and what you have in your heart.

 

[52:36] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency means being responsible with the vision.

 

[53:56] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again, to get to success if you have to start out over?

  • Feeding my mind.
  • Feeding my body.
  • Feeding my relationships.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Everyone has a story. They’re just waiting for someone to listen.

    Cody Jefferson

    I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.

    Charles Cooley

    Show me what you’re doing every day. And I’ll tell you what you actually believe to be true about yourself.

    Cody Jefferson

    Health, Healing & Holistic Medicine with Aimee Tariq

    Health, Healing & Holistic Medicine with Aimee Tariq

    Health, Healing & Holistic Medicine with Aimee Tariq

    Aimee Tariq lives in sunny Florida and has six adorable pets. She was recently featured #2 on the Top 20 Entrepreneurs list on Forbes. Aimee Tariq is a #1 Best Selling Author and is working on another book with the doctor who created the whole holistic movement. Aimee teaches how Health is more than what you look like and how you eat. After suffering near-death experiences and having a heart that would beat faster than 200 beats per minute, Aimee changed her life and made health her focus. She now empowers professionals to live their best lives by removing toxic triggers and maximizing energy, focus, and productivity. In today’s episode, Aimee and Monique are talking about the journey to true health. And as so often, the path to health is not the one we choose for ourselves or we imagine to walk. Health often is a fundamental block of your career and life! Aimee empowers busy professionals to live their best lives by controlling their state of wellbeing; physically and emotionally.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, Aimee Tariq.

     

    [01:41] – Tell everyone first who you are and what you’re doing.

    • I’m a health coach.
    • And I’m a number one bestselling author and I’ve been featured in the top entrepreneur’s list on Forbes. I live in Florida and I have six pets. 

     

    [02:17] – Tell me all about the pets.

    • I love them so much. I have four cats and three hamsters.

     

    [03:00] – I know that you had a near-death experience. How did you experience that? And what was it that brought you to this event?

    • One night, as I was trying to fall asleep after a long day of school and work. I felt my heart beating hard and fast. And it was so hard that it was hurting my ribs and my whole chest was just shaking, we finally called 911. 

     

    [10:58] – How did you make sure you’re not sticking to the victimhood of the story?

    • I didn’t think it was going to last as many years as it lasted. I didn’t think my healing journey was going to be that long. 
    •  I think that that naïveté really helped me. 

     

    [18:54] –  Where do you actually start when you started to decide to take it in your own hands?

    • So it does make a difference to have the right doctor with you who will listen to you.

     

    [29:07] – What do you think was the big breaking point for you in your healing from your heart disease? 

    • The big thing for me with that was definitely getting out of all my food allergies.

     

    [31:50] – How do you explain that out of the blue you got a food allergy that almost killed you?

    •  I think I had it my whole life. 

     

    [35:14] – How did you start cutting out all of the things that were not serving you anymore?

    • Food and lifestyle that was so easy.

     

    [40:52] – What do you think is the biggest problem in the American diet?

    • the Quarantine is another perfect example, what sold out? Junk food sold out, all the ice cream sold out. Do you know what didn’t sell out? Fruits, vegetables, turmeric ginger, vitamin C.

     

    [53:27] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • You’ll be more efficient in your business. If you’re sleeping well, eating well, exercising and being healthy, and taking care of yourself. It’s less sick days, fewer mistakes due to stress.

     

    [58:40] – If you had to start all over again, but you keep the knowledge that you have, which would be the three things that you would do over and over again to get to the success where you are now?

    • Number one I never would have gotten that sick. 
    • Number two, I never would have taken as many medications. 

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    You’ll be more efficient in your business. If you’re sleeping well, eating well, exercising and being healthy, and taking care of yourself.

    Aimee Tariq

    You either pay for your health now, or you’re paying for being treated for your illnesses later.

    Monique Lindner

    People say you don’t have time for health, you don’t have time not to be healthy.

    Aimee Tariq

    Selling, Storytelling & Standards with Lauren Raye Gordon

    Selling, Storytelling & Standards with Lauren Raye Gordon

    Selling, Storytelling & Standards with Lauren Raye Gordon

    Lauren Gordon is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor, and mother. She helps coaches and professional services businesses clarify their message and attract high paying clients consistently through the Art of Social Storytelling.A college drop-out, left hometown of 600 people when she was 18, bought a one-way ticket alone to Australia with $500 to her name. The coming years were a crazy ride as she lost her best friend to cancer at 22 and found out she was unexpectedly pregnant shortly after. In "hustle" mode with her business by then and not willing to sacrifice time with her daughter once she got here, Lauren had no choice but to find a more efficient way to keep growing her business.In today’s episode, Lauren and Monique are talking about how Lauren kept growing her coaching business from 0-6 figures in 8 months while she was pregnant (and did it again while we were talking, but this time in secret!). Now she is serving hundreds of coaches helping them convey their message clearly & attract high-end clients predictably.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:39] – Monique introduces her guest, Lauren Raye Gordon.

     

    [02:20] – Share with us the story about the time you moved to Australia and how you started your business.

        • I wanted to be in a much more calm environment, with more nature with more work-life balance. And so I looked at a map and I had my finger on either Europe or Australia. And I ended up picking Australia. 
        • I now run a multiple six-figure online coaching business. But I started as a freelance copywriter, I worked my way up. And it was a crazy three years. 

    [17:02] – Lauren talks about how she met her partner and unexpectedly got pregnant.

     

    [22:12] – How did the new partner by that time react to the pregnancy?

        • This person when I found out I was pregnant was extremely supportive. 

    [27:25] – How did your audience react to this whole story? Because I know you were very open about it and shared it.

        • When I first initially shared it, there was shocked but there was all around love, and congratulations. And people already kind of saw me as a mother figure and a leader. So they were really excited for me to actually become a mother.

    [29:44] – Do you think sharing a story like this could end up being “oversharing”?

        • What you want to ask yourself instead is what is the message that I want to share with my story and who do I want to reach with my story, who is the actual person that I want to attract with my story.

    [31:43] – Lauren explains about boundaries and standards.

     

    [35:24] – How do we know what standards we have? 

        • The first thing to look at, are the things that you’re not happy within your life.

    [39:22] – How would you deal then with the pushback? 

        • So in terms of dealing with that pushback, the way to do that is to get very clear on what your message is and why you actually care about getting that message out into the world. 

    [42:08] – What exercise do you want to share with our listeners that would be your favorite one to get clarity on your message and why you want to share it?

        • The first exercise to do is get clear on what problem you are actually solving through your product or service.

    [44:51] – Which question would you wish that your clients would ask you more?

        • Probably a mindset question.

    [47:35] – What do you think are the most important mindset traits that six or seven-figure business owners have that the people who want to get there don’t have?

        • Do not try to solve problems that do not exist.

     

    [50:30] – What does efficiency mean to you?

        • Efficiency as a business owner is setting up your business to function without you always being present.
        • But on a smaller scale efficiency to me means getting the right things done consistently.

     

    [52:43] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again, to get to success if you have to start out over?

        • Number one is my mindset.
        • The second thing I do is market and sell.
        • The third thing is I talked to my existing clients and my existing students.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    You’re in control of so many things, so focus on what you are in control of.

    Lauren Raye Gordon

    Efficiency as a business owner is setting up your business to function without you always being present.

    Lauren Raye Gordon

    Do not try to solve problems that do not exist.

    Lauren Raye Gordon

    Music, Mindset & Making Impact with Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

    Music, Mindset & Making Impact with Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

    Music, Mindset & Making Impact with Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

    Moshe Reuven is an entrepreneur & influencer with over 1.2M followers. He’s been either an executive or founder/cofounder for several $MM Startups. As a Former Forbes Tech Council Member, he’s been seen on Forbes, HuffPost, Fortune, and more, as well as holding interviews with executives and celebrities throughout the world.Becoming a rabbi while growing businesses and influence. I had a near-death experience where my whole life changed for the better. In today’s episode, Moshe and Monique are talking about being efficient as he accomplished what he’s been called to do by God’s blessing, and how he is able to be a vessel for these blessings by re-evaluating where his attention in life should be going.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:15] – Monique introduces her guest, Moshe Reuven Sheradsky.

     

    [01:45] – Tell us where are you from? What you’re doing and who you are?

    • I’m from South Florida. Now located in Morristown, New Jersey.
    • I’ve been involved in multiple companies.

     

    [03:18] –  Tell me a little bit about how did you get started? And what type of music are you doing?

    • I started music a long time ago, I was probably in my early teens.

     

    [06:05] – How do you describe the music or the art that you basically create? And what do you think is the main message you want to pursue?

    • It’s like poetry to me, it’s a way to express myself.
    • When you hear music, it takes you into another world and at the end of it, your a bit changed in a certain way. 

     

    [08:30] – Do you have any steps that people could use as well if they want to get their audiences to listen more to them?

    • Find an agency.
    • Another thing that I would apply from a startup perspective is testing. 

     

    [13:00] – Moshe talks about positioning in every endeavour especially when you are just starting.

     

    [14:37] – Moshe talks about what’s his inspirations and his life experience that really changed the whole direction of how he sees life.

     

    [24:29] –  Moshe talks about tons of pushbacks during his transformation.

     

    [30:40] – Do you have any resources or books or whatever you can recommend?

    • It’s a good thing if they don’t have such experience.

     

    [32:49] – Do you have core values that you live by, and that you use for everything around your business?

    • In my life, I’m trying to be part of creating Heaven on Earth.

     

    [32:24] – What do you think has been so far your biggest success?

    • I think just being in tune with this reality is my biggest success being in tune with who I am.

     

    [35:37] – Moshe wants to use his talents and his music to bring a piece of heaven to earth.

     

    [39:38] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Efficiency to me is doing what you’re supposed to be doing at the time you’re supposed to be doing it. 

     

    [41:41] – Which of the three things would you consistently do over and over again to get back to success, happiness, and contentment?

    • Just keep trying.
    • Quality time and relationships with your family.
    • Introspection about God and what I’m here to do in life.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      The longer amount of time you put behind it as long as you’re doing the right things have a larger effect when you actually launch it.

      Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

      Positioning is a big key in every endeavor when you start.

      Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

      Efficiency to me is doing what you’re supposed to be doing at the time you’re supposed to be doing it.

      Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

      Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

      Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

      Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

      Clair Kim is a business architect, millennial expert, and social media influencer. She has consulted with over 250+ companies of all stages (from ideation to exit, from no revenue to 10 figures) internationally.In today’s episode, Clair and Monique are talking about her personal brand as a musician ranked amongst the top 5% of online influencers via Klout in 2015. As well, her frameworks helped companies to increase their revenue by up to 1000% while decreasing their workload by 60%. And in the process, she’s been featured on The Today Show, Forbes, Huffington Post, Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and more. When Clair is not geeking out on business-related things, you can find her living her stage life as a musician, or surfing through YouTube for puppy videos - and that's exactly what Monique and Clair will do in today's episode

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Clair Kim.

       

      [03:08] – Tell everyone what you’re doing who you are, where you from.

      • I am based in Canada.
      • I’m a principal consultant at Clairly Designed and what we do at Clairly Designed is conscious companies come to us when they’re ready to maximize their growth potential. 

       

      [04:15] – Clair explains what talent and revenue leaks are all about.

       

      [24:42] – How did you find your first clients and how did you make things work?

      • Just go online.
      • Pretty much all those places online where I knew people will be hiring for these part-time or freelancers. 

       

      [33:50] – You mentioned you have Asian parents. Tell me a little bit about where they’re from originally.

      • They are South Koreans.

       

      [34:42] – Clair talks about her family and their business.

       

      [38:29] – Tell me a little bit about your music career.

      • When it comes to establishing a musician, brand per se, It didn’t really happen until I was about 20 years old.

       

      [43:43] – So what would you say is your music genre, more pop, or anything specific?

      • It’s going to be pop acoustic sort of a thing.

       

      [45:39] – How are you managing your business, consulting, music, puppies, and unicorns as well as food all at once?

      • Food is non-negotiable. 
      • My golden rule, I don’t want to starve. 
      • Based on how I work I found that at once I sit down I don’t like getting up.
      • I like to schedule things on my productivity and my priorities and stuff like that.

       

      [52:43] – What is one question that you wish corporations or business owners would ask you more?

      • “How can we recruit the right people in the first place that is not going to fly off six months after they get the job.”

       

      [57:35] – What does efficiency mean to you?

      • Things are done in the most optimized and minimum distraction kind of way.

       

      [58:29] –  If you had to start over again with the knowledge that you have today, which three things would you do over and over again to get back up to success again?

      • Business structuring activities.
      • Working on that lead generation aspect.
      • Tuning and optimizing the results creation and client services fulfillment.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Only hire people that you know are going to be extremely dedicated to your organization.

      Clair Kim

      Whatever you’re doing side projects and so on, or even if they seem to be in a complete different industry find a way to tie it back together.

      Clair Kim

      Efficiency means things are getting done in the most optimized way and with minimum distraction.

      Clair Kim