Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

As a mother of 2 children and a wife to a medically retired husband suffering from blood clotting conditions, as well as a little brother who committed suicide: freedom has been the driving force of her entire business. Alexandra Ramirez bases her business decisions on what she wants in life, and she surely does not apologize for it.Alexandra is a Facebook Ads Coach teaching online entrepreneurs how to automate their businesses through ads and get clients on demand.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:35] – Monique introduces her guest, Alexandra Ramirez.

 

[02:08] – Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you and what are you doing?

  • I help online entrepreneurs really create more freedom for their business.

 

[02:54] – How did you start that business?

  • The main reason why I started my business was that I wanted something for myself. I needed to be able to provide for my family. And also just wanted to be able to like do things however, I want it and be able to make money doing that.

 

[05:25] – Tell me a little bit about the blood clot issue your husband is suffering from.

  • He does have lupus and I think two other blood disorders.
  • He needs to produce more white blood cells.

 

[09:45] – What was your experience over that time, especially because once your husband was out, it didn’t just end right there for him, right?

  • I think it’s been very good to get the type of insurance that we have is good because we are actually able to do it out of the military.

 

[11:36] – If you take it now and look at your journeys, how did that impact you?

  • I think the mentality that I have in my business in my life, no matter what happens, things are gonna happen in your life, you have to be able to push them through it.

 

[16:15] – Do you think you’re gonna just keep being busy? And just keep on going like this.

  • I don’t know if I call it busy. I believe that it’s more of just putting my mind into an area where I feel comfortable.

 

[19:22] – Was it a surprise to you that your little brother committed suicide and how did you kind of hear about it?

  •  It wasn’t a huge surprise because he did try it before.

 

[26:10] – How did you react when your first clients told you they are not going to work with you anymore? And what was your reaction?

  • “I lost these five people, maybe I need to change my entire business.”

 

[33:08] – What are your plans now for the upcoming future?

  • I’m just really pushing the coaching aspect.

 

[37:47] – How do your kids deal with your brother killing himself & with your husband having these health issues?

  • They’re not too much into figuring out this kind of stuff yet. But if they ask about certain situations, we’ll definitely talk about those things. 

 

[44:20] – If you had a wish for yourself or for your family, what would be the one thing that you would want to change?

  • Health for my husband, mental health and physical health.
  • My kids actually getting A’s in school.

 

[49:10] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Doing things correctly.

 

[49:43] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing in order to get where you are?

  • Focusing on creating a business around my life and not the other way around.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Things are gonna happen in your life, you have to be able to push through it.

    Alexandra Ramirez

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

    Alexandra Ramirez

    Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

    Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

    Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

    Ross Johnson is a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur dedicated to teaching coaches and consultants on how to grow their online businesses.His trajectory was anything but typical. He went from being a broke personal trainer to building two million-dollar businesses in just four years, one of which he exited successfully.In today’s episode, Ross and Monique are talking about how Ross helped hundreds of people grow their online business through his mentorship programs, earning him mentions in various esteemed publications, including Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:49] – Monique introduces her guest, Ross Johnson.

     

    [02:03] – You recently started traveling. Tell me about it.

    • I haven’t really been out in the world that much.
    • I went to Dubai, Egypt, and I just went to Paris. 

     

    [10:50] – I’ve seen one of your latest posts, which I thought was pretty interesting. Tell me a little bit about the post.

    • I think it’s not even about that topic.
    • It’s more about the lack of responsibility of people and their use of language in general.
    • Language and the things that you say to people is way more important than what people think it is.

     

    [19:46] –  I feel like sometimes it’s super interesting to also see if you use these patterns with someone that doesn’t know them. So what’s your experience with that when you start using them?

    • It’s challenging to watch your own language all the time. Because you’re always talking.

     

    [22:50] – You started your first businesses when you were in a relationship, right? 

    • I started a lot of businesses. None of them were successful. So the first ones that were successful I started with her.

     

    [23:15] – Have you already been aware of these communication patterns by then?

    • I think we weren’t understanding each other the same way. And that was really challenging for the business.

     

    [29:55] – So what do you think is the number one thing you learned about yourself that was so unexpected to you in this whole business journey so far?

    • I think I didn’t have emotions for a long time.
    • I thought that’s what I needed to do. Money was a huge focus for me as a kid because I grew up super poor and everything in my house was like money was never there. 

     

    [38:15] – Who’s Ross Johnson now?

    • Who I am is a fluid concept I think I’m always someone different.

     

    [45:30] – Tell me what does efficiency mean to you?

    •  Setting yourself up for like a low drag lifestyle.

     

    [46:54] – What are the three things that you would do over and over again to get where you are now?

    • Focus is super important.
    • Solving a real problem is really important.
    • Asking for help earlier would be great.

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    #Book – Nonviolent Communication by  Marshall B. Rosenberg

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71730.Nonviolent_Communication

    #Book – Mindhacking by John Hargrave
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23972780-mind-hacking

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Language and the things that you say to people is way more important than what people think it is.

    Ross Johnson

    Success is inevitable if you just never stop trying.

    Ross Johnson

    People get in arguments because people actually are never saying what they think they’re saying.

    Ross Johnson

    Webtraffic, Win – Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

    Webtraffic, Win – Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

    Webtraffic, Win - Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

    Imran Tariq more commonly known as Immy Tariq is a multiple #1 best selling author as well as being named as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs by Forbes and a world-renowned SEO for Fox News. Imran has been a sought after guest expert on CNN, CNBC, Bravo, A&E, and many other media outlets and is a contributor to Business Insider Entrepreneur, The Today Show. In today's episode Monique & Immy will talk about how to acquire a company & scale it fast, why SEO is key to fast growth and what entrepreneurs completely miss out on these days.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Immy Tariq.   [02:26] – Tell us a little about what you’re actually doing and who you are?
    • I call myself a connector and networker.
      [02:49] – How many businesses do you have right now?
      • I got six online companies. 
      [03:05] – Where are you exactly right now?
        • In Florida.
    [03:15] – Tell me a little bit about London.
        • It’s cold. It’s miserable and has high taxes.
        [03:41] – When did you leave London and why?
        • I left London in 2015.

        [04:12] – Tell us a little bit about how you are connecting people.

      • I try to stay in the shadows. I like to be in the background.
      [05:39] – How you got started to figuring out your way up to where you are right now?
      • When my dad died. I had to figure out a way to get make money.
      [08:53] – What did you do as a 12-year-old in London then?
    • I became a wizard.
    [11:06] – How was the time for you when you left the UK and move to the US?
  • I moved to Indiana first, they’ve been very racist.
  •   [14:53] –  How do you look at what type of company to buy, where to buy them from & how to make the deal?
    • What I like to do when I’m buying companies is to look for recession-proof companies.
      [16:50] – What would you say are entrepreneurs doing wrong in their journey to success or what are they not doing?
    • Your environment is what determines your success.
    •   [17:58] – Why do you think there is such a big lack of clarity?
    • The first thing I will say is, it comes from a place of a lack of self-love.
    •   [21:36] – What do you think is something else that these days entrepreneurs are not doing?
    • They are not focused.
    •   [32:41] – What does efficiency mean to you?
    • So efficiency is about getting lots of good stuff for me.
    •   [33:05] – Which would be the three things that you would keep repeating in order to get to success again?
    • Sales
    • Good publicity
    • Focused on clarity

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Your environment is what determines your success

    Immy Tariq

    You have no choice but to be accountable to yourself.

    Immy Tariq

    Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

    Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

    Fitness, Failure & Feeling Good with Michael Chu

    Michael Chu is no feather weight in business. He is a 10x National Karate Champion and runs a high-end 7 Figure Business. As a Business Growth Expert he helps entrepreneurs to achieve Peak Performance through Nutrition, Training and lifestyle changes.In today’s episode, Michael and Monique are talking about that being in great shape doesn’t have to mean you need to struggle and sacrifice something for it. Imagine: What if you could make the same amount of money, but work less? Or what if you could make the same amount of money and be in great shape? Found out in this episode how you can achieve all of that!

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Michael Chu.

     

    [01:46] – Tell everyone who are you and what are you doing?

          • I’m the founder of champion development
          • We help entrepreneurs, network marketers and direct sales leaders win in their business, and we help them by winning with their health so they can grow in their wealth and their relationships as well. 

    [02:27] – How you use health to actually accelerate wealth?

          • I’ve always believed that like your energy, your health, your routines directly impact all the other areas of your life.

    [05:49] – Did you experience burnout? How did it impact your mental health, your emotional health, and your energy?

          • I always relate to the fact that I was starting to make more money, but my fulfillment was in the dumps.
          • When I invest in my health, I invest in my business directly.

    [12:22] – How will all of this wealth not fulfill them if they don’t have their health and energy. How do you approach that with them?

          • First thing is to make sure that people realize that I’m trying to show them that they can have both. 
          • What I do try and present to them is to just consider what if you could make the same amount of money, but workless? 

    [21:38] – Can you pinpoint the top three self-sabotaging behaviours that come with our health habits?

          • Limiting belief about working hard.
          • The poor mentality around food.
          • A relationship to being fit equals miserable.

    [34:36] – So what did you struggle the most to go from training seven days a week and then get into business and then having to find your own way of actually works for you?

          • I think the first one was my own ego.
          • The second was when I finally confronted
          • My third struggle was I did what everybody else does.

    [40:18] – What do you think the hardest thing you had to do in business and your journey?

          • I made a decision to move roles and go chase what I thought was going to be a bigger opportunity.  

    [44:11] – Talk to me about why you didn’t expect entrepreneurship to be a roller coaster?

          • I think I prepared for challenges.
          • I was expecting a little bit of bumpiness and roller coaster, but I didn’t expect the straight dropdown. 

    [49:42] – What are the top three things that you will definitely do all over again, to get back to where you are today?

          • Learn the skill of sales.
          • Committing to learning personal growth and leadership.
          • Learning how to create balance and fulfillment and how you manage time. 

    [52:08] – What does efficiency mean to you?

          • Maximum production with the least amount of effort or time. 

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    A man with his health has thousands of dreams. And without his health only has one dream.

    Michael Chu

    You either invest in your health today, or you pay for your illnesses later.

    Monique Lindner

    Efficiency is maximum production with the least amount of effort or time

    Michael Chu

    Beliefs, Behavior & Business with Dane Knighton

    Beliefs, Behavior & Business with Dane Knighton

    Beliefs, Behavior & Business with Dane Knighton

    Dane is regarded by others as one of the top copywriters and watched by over 1.5 million people across the globe. He’s also previously been a bodybuilding competitor and is the author of 4 books. In today’s episode, Dane and Monique are talking about why you should start any type of work by finding the principles behind it and not starting to work on the tactics. This also lead Dane to be able to learn any skill in a very short time.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [02:08] – Monique introduces her guest, Dane Knighton.

     

    [02:22] – Tell everyone who are you? What are you doing and why you’re doing it?

        • I guess I self identify more as a copywriter as a skill. I prefer to do strategic partnerships because it’s beneficial for both parties.

    [03:09] – So how did you get into copywriting?

        • I was doing loads of content for fitness YouTube videos.
        • I couldn’t sell at all. So that’s how I started to learn how to write copy

    [05:10] – So first of all, what does that have to do with your acne picture on the website?

        • I guess the acne pitch has more to do with the fitness content.

    [05:41] – After you started learning how to write copy, did you ever get to the point where you had to think about whether you’re persuading someone or you’re manipulating someone?

        • It goes back to the principle of selling them what they want, give them what they need.

    [06:54] – So as a woman, how do I sell them fake tits and If I don’t have them, what do I give them then?

        • It depends on what kind of sexuality.

    [07:56] – Do you make a difference between persuasion and manipulation? And if so when do you use which? And if you don’t make it, why not?

     

    [12:58] – So how did you find what’s important for you and how did you get to the point to actually follow that?

        • My purpose is just giving back.

    [15:49] – So when you first started learning copywriting and diving into it, where did you start?

        • Always start with principles.
        • Reverse engineer. 

    [19:40] – How do I know I’m on the right track?

        • The first stage is awareness
        • It’s good to learn from your mistakes, but it’s even better to learn from other people’s mistakes.
        • Get the right mentor.

    [41:45] – What is your favorite type of copy to write?

        • I’d say long-form. 

    [46:59] – So how do you create this bond?

        • The way you create a bond is through content and it’s a free story.

    [48:08] – What is the number one favorite story that you will always remember that wasn’t yours?

        • Think and Grow Rich book.

    [52:58] – What does efficiency actually means to you?

        • Get better quality done in less time.

    [54:51] – Is there anything that you do for yourself to help you stay productive while you’re writing?

        • This is a quote that relates well to that question “The may consciousness of engagement, or sometimes worry a whole day.”

    [57:52] – Tell me three things that looking back at your career, you would consistently repeat again because these were the most important thing for you to get where you are today.

        • Effort
        • Principles
        • Action

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    It’s good to learn from your mistakes, but it’s even better to learn from other people’s mistakes.

    Dane Knighton

    Bonds are created through shared values.

    Dane Knighton

    The mere consciousness of an engagement will worry an entire day.
    (by Charles Dickens)

    Dane Knighton

    Instagram, Influence and Identity with Eddie Smith

    Instagram, Influence and Identity with Eddie Smith

    Instagram, Influence & Identity with Eddie Smith

    Eddie started geeking out about Instagram in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. He learned how to turn smartphones into mobile billboards to spread your message to the masses.He went from selling billboards for iHeart Media to helping businesses grow their audience on Instagram and found a way to quickly source hashtags for maximum traffic and minimum effort.In today’s episode, Eddie and Monique are talking about the key to unlocking Instagram’s success even if you’re not famous without buying fake likes or lame followers.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:56] – Monique introduces her guest, Eddie Smith.

     

    [03:02] – Tell us who you are and what you do.

    • My name is Eddie Smith, a regular guy, trying to make a big impact.
    • I own a marketing agency, and I do some coaching and consulting as well.

     

    [10:45] – What were you doing as an athlete and how did you get to go through this identity shift?

    • I was bigger, better, faster, stronger.
    • I’ve got in trouble. And because I got in trouble they told me I couldn’t play sports at this new school that I went to.
    • I replace it with Instagram, and I started to recreated myself.

     

    [18:33] – How can you compare Instagram and being an athlete?

    • It’s like the way my brain works.

     

    [22:03] – Tell us a few of your results because I don’t think people actually know what freaking crazy results you can get on IG

    • I used to be able to grow an Instagram account from zero to 100,000 followers in 90 days or less.

     

    [25:08] – What are the most important things of growing Instagram accounts?

    • Mostly it’s about a community. 
    • It’s about consistency, 
    • Reach
    • Frequency

     

    [45:56] – Can you bust some myths for us about hashtags, for example, where to post them?

    • I think hashtags are really important.
    • If the community, consistency, reach and frequency is like your car, hashtags are the gas.

     

    [51:08] – I want to know what’s up for you in the new year?

    • My big goal is to get my book and my book out.
    • It’s about the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life.

     

    [56:23]  – What does efficiency actually mean to you?

    • Efficiency for me is like doing something in a way that allows you to minimize because this is something that you can’t control, sometimes it would minimize the possibility of having to do it again.

     

    [57:43] –  What are your favorite three things to do to get to where you are right now?

    • People will not understand your vision because they can’t see it as you can.
    • Even if you don’t understand it but you know that it’s the right thing. Do it, because there’s a lesson to be learned.

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    [26:11] – Stockssnap.io: free stock photos for your IG account  –  https://stocksnap.io/ 

    [26:21] – Phonto: an app to easily design photos and add text to them –  https://phon.to/download

    [37:29] – Planoly: an IG approved integrated app to schedule your posts directly on IG and build out a beautiful grid –   https://www.planoly.com/

    [50:36] – Flick: A powerful Hashtag research and planning tool  –  https://flick.tech/

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    If you don’t find something that fills your soul up, all the money in the world, all the riches, all the whatever, it won’t ever mean anything.

    Eddie Smith

    Even if you don’t understand it, but you know that it’s the right thing. Do it, because there’s a lesson to be learned.
    Eddie Smith

    Building your community is more about finding the people or the people might find you that you have this shared vision with and then support each other.

    Eddie Smith

    The 5 Steps to A Perfect Morning Routine for Busy Leaders

    Are you chasing time & energy to finally have the massive impact you are dreaming of, only to realize by the end of the day - you got neither time nor impact? And what was it again you have been doing today? You were so busy. Let´s grab the bull by the horns and change this today. How? By setting you up for success EVERY MORNING. 

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