Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Introversion, Immigration & Identity Raj Subrameyer

Raj Subrameyer is a motivational speaker, writer, and tech career coach who helps people step into the leadership role of their dreams through his services and speeches. He is helping countless people to discover their zone of genius and leverage it to live the life that they love. In his spare time, he loves traveling with his family and discovering new experiences which include craft beer.In today’s episode, Raj and Monique are talking about how overcoming self-doubt, low confidence, and low self-esteem as an introvert helped Raj become one of the top keynote speakers in the tech industry. The episode also goes into detail about discovering new ways to be highly productive and produce impactful work throughout this journey.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, Raj Subrameyer.

 

[01:38] – Tell us about who you are, where you from, and what you do?

  • I’m a tech career coach.
  • I do speaking and writing for companies, I speak at various conferences on different topics, which includes AI, software development, and also non-tech topics like leadership, motivation, and then self-confidence.

 

[07:19] – When was the point that you felt like you had to change something to get out of this “inferiority syndrome” that you felt trapped within your family? 

  • The trigger-event was in the 2nd year of under-grad 
  • My family and me were in my room and I was again advised on what career path to take and it just didn’t feel right 

 

[09:13] – What made you think at that moment when you step up and speak up and prove them wrong?

  •  It’s all those small moments, which actually brought me to that moment where I had the blow-up with my parents. And I think it was all a gradual transition of small wins, which gave me the confidence.

 

[11:38] – How did your parents react? 

  • They were pretty shocked. 
  • And they were taken aback and they didn’t see that comment at all. 

 

[14:44] – What do you think did this situation cause within your brother, watching all of that?

  • My brother was oblivious, in terms of what was happening inside me, not to ay that he’s a great guy.

 

[21:17] – Talk to me about the decision to move to the US.

  • I came to the US in 2008 to pursue my master’s in software engineering.

 

[38:01] – Raj shares his experiences on the intercultural differences.

 

[48:34] – What was the biggest thing that changed for you being an introvert?

  •  I started looking for opportunities where I could get out of my comfort zone. 

 

[53:36] – What are you doing at that moment to overcome this fear and still introduce yourself?

  • The first thing is I realized everyone was human and they started from somewhere, everyone comes out as a baby.

[57:19] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  •  It would be trying to optimize processes. You can help to solve complex problems with simple solutions, and also help to finish work ahead of time.

 

[58:14] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again, to basically build your success up again?

  • Finding your purpose. 
  • Serving others to be happy in life. 
  • It’s never too late to make a change.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    You can never find a small-minded traveler.

    Raj Subrameyer

    You can help people solve complex problems with simple solutions.

    Raj Subrameyer

    Efficiency means trying to optimize processes.

    Raj Subrameyer

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    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    Practice, Patience & Persistence with David Schloss

    David Schloss is an online entrepreneur who began marketing in 2007 from his college apartment.Over the years, he has helped hundreds of businesses improve their website traffic, customer acquisition, and revenue using social advertising.His business, Convert ROI, enables businesses to succeed by taking complicated social ad plans and seamlessly turning them into easy-to-follow revenue-producing campaigns. He manages over $2.5mil per month in paid advertising via Facebook and Instagram.In today’s episode, David and Monique are talking about how he started in online marketing 13 years ago from his college apartment while managing a full school schedule. He built the entire business on school loans and reconfigured his schedule to focus more on business than school while still getting his degree.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, David Schloss.

    [01:55] – Tell everyone who you are and what you’re doing?

    • I’m an ad agency owner. I basically operate an agency out of Colorado first started in Florida.

     

    [03:43] – David talks about how life is in Miami.

     

    [06:08] – Are your parents also born in the US?

    • My dad was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My mom was born in Havana, Cuba.

     

    [06:48] – Did you ever feel like in between cultures having a mom from Cuba?

    • Yes, so I was automatically supposed to know Spanish. That’s a default. 

     

    [11:05] – David talks about how he got into entrepreneurship.


    [23:45] – How did you get to the point of depression and how did you deal with it? 

    • It was all in my head and plenty of nights of crying and figuring out what the hell am I doing?
    • I just recorded what I’m thinking and feeling while changing my life simultaneously? 

     

    [34:45] – What happened when you were about to lose your business?

    • At that time I had a mentor I just began working with this guy. And he didn’t want anything from me.
    • He told me that it was in his own business that the seven-year mark was when things broke down, rebuilt it, and came back 10 times stronger. 

     

    [47:26] – What do you think was the top three or five pieces of advice you’ve got from different people that actually replied, that helped you snapping you out of this scenario?

    • So I came up with the idea of practice, patience, and persistence. 

     

    [1:00:20] – Tell me what’s the meaning of efficiency to you?

    • Efficiency now has to do more with not just taking an action to get something done, but it is meaningful action towards the bigger goal.

     

    [1:02:29] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

    • I would have continually done move in the direction of having An agency.
    • I also believe that I would have to take my health a lot more seriously along the way.
    • I would have continued the day trade.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    If you can’t get to the seven-year mark to your business and have some sort of downfall. It’s inevitable that it’s going to happen.

    David Schloss

    When things broke down, rebuilt it and came back 10 times stronger.

    David Schloss

    Keep practicing your craft. Be very persistent with continuing to do it. And then your patience comes along.

    David Schloss

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    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Haters, Hopes & Happiness with Steve Tan

    Steve Tan - A Singapore serial entrepreneur with over 13 years of e-commerce and digital marketing experience. Steve along with his brother Evan Tan has sold over $100 million worth of products from their e-commerce stores, including one that has generated over $360,000 in revenue in a single day. Featured in major publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and TheNextWeb, Steve & Evan actively share their learnings through international events and their 80,000-member strong eCommerce Elites Masterminds Facebook group.In today’s episode, Steve and Monique are talking about the ups and downs of the eCommerce journey and how to build strategic methods for creating new brands and scaling new stores from zero to 8 figures in a matter of weeks.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:14] – Monique introduces her guest, Steve Tan.

     

    [01:27] – Who you are and what you do?

        •  I’ve been an e-commerce entrepreneur for about 15 years now.
        •  I run multiple businesses I have the software business, drop-shipping agency.

    [03:34] – Steve talks about how he started the e-commerce business with his brother.

    [23:24] – Steve shares a little bit about how he got into with forex trading.

    [40:57] – Tell me about how you grew up and also explain why your mom actually moved to China?

        • I grew up from a single-parent family.
        • My uncle who’s doing pretty well in China asked if my mom wants to explore doing business with him in China.
        • I think I gave my mom the encouragement, that is why she took the fate to go to China.

    [43:58] – Did your brother tag along with you straight away?

        • He was alone with our helper in Singapore. We were all separated in our different regions.  

    [49:06] – Let’s dive in a little bit into this whole hater situation and also into the burnout. What do you think did you learn from your family that actually helped you through getting all of the hate, especially in the beginning when you first experienced it?

        • The only thing I took away was, don’t fight media.
        •  I think I do have a very strong mindset.

    [1:04:12] – How do you feel is it working with your brother?

        • Me and my brother were very close since we were young.

    [1:10:46] – What does efficiency mean to you?

        • Efficiency means not being able to do things in the fastest and probably smartest way.

    [1:11:39] – Which three things would you do over and over again to get back up to success?

        • Mindset.
        • You need to be a hustler.
        • Having digital marketing knowledge is definitely one of the most important keys to turning my tight.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.

    Steve Tan

    Focus on the outcome and do whatever it takes to bring yourself to the next step.

    Steve Tan

    When one door closes another door opens.

    Steve Tan

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    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

    Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

    Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

    Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

    For the past 8 years, Anna has been working in Operations and Recruitment for both major companies and remote businesses. She currently, runs a remote-focused recruitment agency that helps companies hire top remote talent via a done-for-you service. She is originally from Ukraine but is currently location independent. In today’s episode, Anna and Monique are talking about big goals, both personally and professionally to bring value to the remote working community.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [02:07] – Monique introduces her guest, Anna Shcherbyna.

     

    [04:13] – Tell everyone first, what are you doing? Where are you from? And who are you?

    • My name is Anna.
    • I am originally from Ukraine.
    • I run a remote agency, It is specifically helping online businesses hire remote teams all over the world.

     

    [05:20] – How do you go about finding remote teams?

    • It’s such a unique process, in my personal opinion.
    • So what we do is we fully try to understand and, what we’ve done is we’ve figured out which job boards in which locations we can actually go to to find those specific people.

     

    [12:00] – How can you evaluate the values of the people who are applying? And do they actually apply themselves? Or do you headhunt? Most of the people into the funnel? How does it work?

    • In terms of how we find them, the actual job boards or locations where we’re finding candidates are also the same locations where we can invite candidates.
    • In terms of values, I’d actually even pull that back a little bit and say, personality, culture fit.

     

    [30:29] – How did you experience growing up? Did you grow up in Ukraine at all?

    • I was born there.
    • it was a really hard time. I actually had a year where like a gap year when I was I think 16 or 15.

     

    [54:50] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • The team creates efficiency.
    • I’m extremely passionate about a team because I truly believe that the reason that I got to be efficient in my business is with a team.
    • Surround yourself with people who are better than you at what you need them to be.

     

    [1:02:09] – If you would have to start all over again which of the three things that you’ve done has been so successful that you would be doing them over and over again to get where you are now?

    • Learning that team can support me has been a revelation.
    • I’ve been able to grow my own skills and learn because of the people in my life.
    • People are the key to success. 
    • If you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far go together.

     

    AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

    IN THIS EPISODE

     

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Sometimes we learn from our own mistakes. Sometimes we learn from other people’s mistakes.

    Anna Shcherbyna

    Take care of the team, the team takes care of the business.

    Anna Shcherbyna

    If you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far go together.

    Anna Shcherbyna

    Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

    Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

    Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

    In 2009, Miha had four companies go bankrupt overnight: landing him $5 million in debt. Contemplating suicide to escape the pain as he looked over the balcony, he had a life-saving AH-HA moment. He realized that failure was a normal part of life: admitting to himself that he failed and to recognize he needed to stop blaming others and circumstances. This was the turning point when he made a choice to learn from his failures so he could do things differently in the future and to help others.In today’s episode, Miha and Monique are talking about how to create a business and scaling it to 8 figures in less than a year and Miha's life mission to help entrepreneurs develop a healthy relationship with failure

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Miha Matlievski.

     

    [02:29] – Tell us who you are, where you from and what you’re doing?

    • I’m originally from Slovenia.
    • I’m the fail coach. So far, I think I’m still the only fail coach in the world.
    • I mostly help entrepreneurs because we entrepreneurs with our crazy big dreams and goals, we have to be out of the comfort zone a lot and that’s where failure happens.

     

    [04:10] – Miha talks about an entrepreneur’s journey and failures.

     

    [05:36] – Miha explains how important foundations are.

     

    [17:06] – Miha gives advice to those who might be thinking about starting an entrepreneurial journey.

     

    [19:02] – Miha talks about how he was doing at school by the age of 17.

     

    [24:04] – Miha explains how greediness ruined his entire career.

     

    [33:36] – Miha talks about how he loves being surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs.

     

    [35:27] – Talk me a little bit through the identity crisis that you must have experienced?! 
    So when I started working, one of the first things that I did was I had to figure out: 

    • Who am I?
    • What do I stand for?
    • What are my values?
    • My beliefs, my priorities, my goals.

     

    [47:00] – When you actually tried to re-discover yourself: What type of questions would you ask yourself?

    • Do I really believe this? 
    • How does this reflect?
    • Why am I then not doing this?
    • Why I’m doing the opposite?

     

    [56:59] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Efficiency is when you do something, do that properly.
    • Efficiency is just being mindful of your resources.
    • The constant finding of that balance between quality and quantity.

     

    [1:02:13] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing over and over to get to success again?

    • Morning Routine is so important because it puts you in your driver’s seat from the start of the day.
    • Practicing mindfulness.
    • Practicing emotional intelligence.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      No entrepreneurial journey goes without any failures.

      Miha Matlievski

      Failing, get you to success but second of all foundations is what makes failing less painful

      Monique Lindner

      Building a business is the same thing as building your house.

      Miha Matlievski