Boybands, Business & Breaking Orbit with Fredrick Douglas Bussey

Boybands, Business & Breaking Orbit with Fredrick Douglas Bussey

Boybands, Business & Breaking Orbit with Fredrick Douglas Bussey

Fredrick Douglas Bussey is the author of the book “Breaking Orbit: Rip Out of the Regular By Unearthing the Power Within”. Fredrick coaches entrepreneurs and executives to unleash the power of their gift and create extraordinary results with the uniqueness that only they can bring into the world. As a serial entrepreneur and creative with more than 20 years experience in the Music & Entertainment industry, he has worked as a Songwriter, Producer, Publicist, Marketing Representative, Creative Director, and Artist Manager. In today’s episode, Fredrick talks to Monique about his purpose in life, to use his talents in helping others to discover and exploit their gifts to impact the world for the greatest good. He is passionate about helping others to develop their skill set to become successful, while attaining the freedom that entrepreneurship provides. Fredrick is a frequent speaker & presenter at schools, live events & conferences.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[2:47] – Monique introduces her guest, Douglas Bussey.

 

[3:36] – Tell us about who you are, what you do, where you’re from?

  • I am a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, business and leadership coach and I help entrepreneurs and leaders to realize the untapped potential they have to create the life that they deserve.

 

[9:21] – What was it that clicked for you that said “it was okay for you to be who you were?”

  • I’m still on the journey to have a few things that I need to be okay with myself.

 

[28:27] – Monique talks about Peter Crone as one of the most transformational person to work with.

 

[33:13] – Douglas talks about our lives being defined by identity.

 

[34:59] – Douglas explains trauma is a part of life. 

 

[48:14] – How have you been dealing with that identity shift of being in a boy band, having your passion and your creativity, and then suddenly not being in a boy band and then having to redefine who you are after that?

  • There was a process. It was gradual.

 

[1:00:23] –  What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency means walking in your gift. 

 

[1:00:51] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

  • In my book, there are three laws of gifts I talked about.
  • Everyone is creating with a gift.
  • Every gift is created with a purpose.
  • No gift can fail at the purpose for which it was created. 

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    You can’t grow your business if you don’t personally grow and develop yourself.

    Fredrick Douglas Bussey

    There was nothing more efficient, nothing more productive in the world than being yourself.

    Fredrick Douglas Bussey

    Efficiency means walking in your gift.

    Fredrick Douglas Bussey

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    Bestsellers, Business & The Brain with Otakara Klettke

    Bestsellers, Business & The Brain with Otakara Klettke

    Bestsellers, Business & The Brain with Otakara Klettke

    Otakara Klettke is an international bestselling author of “Hear Your Body Whisper; How to Unlock Your Self-Healing Mechanism”, and newly released “Hear Your Brain Whisper, How to Unlock Your Mind's Potential”. She is also an author of the bestselling children's book series “Detective Bella Unleashed”. She is passionate about anything from nature, whether it's a human, animal, or the whole universe. She is an avid supporter of eco-friendly life and education, fascinated by scientific studies, and an incurable traveler. In today’s episode, Otakara and Monique are talking about how Otakara suffered from many unfortunate health conditions, which kept her in bed for many days at the time. Without anything to watch on TV, and with a massive library her parents had available, she developed a passion for reading quality books. From an early age, she fell in love with folk fairytales from around the world which later on turned into her passion for writing books herself.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [1:31] – Monique introduces her guest, Otakara Klettke.

     

    [1:48] – Tell everyone who are you, what do you do, where are you from and where are you now?

    • I’m an author and books are my world.
    • I was born in the Czech part of the former Czechoslovakia.
    • I live in the United States in Oregon,

     

    [3:00] – What made you decide to move to the U.S.A?

    • I used to come here at least once a year.
    • I went to Florida and I met my husband who was from Oregon.

     

    [4:54] – Tell me about your childhood.

    • I was growing up during communism.
    • I was affected, but not at the same time. Not in a way people think.

     

    [23:340] – Otakara talks about how accents make her feeling so excluded.

     

    [40:12] – Tell me about the new book and what it’s all about.

    • It is about the human brain. 
    • It’s about how we can tune up our brain into its best possibilities and it focuses a lot on our neurotransmitters and the way the brain functions. 

     

    [42:05] – How did you get started writing these types of books?

    • This book about the brain actually follows my first book “Hear your body whisper; How to unlock your self-healing mechanism”.
    • Part of it was based on my childhood. 

     

    [1:01:15] – When is your book coming out?

    • July 22, 2020
    • Coming out on international brain day.

     

    [1:11:41] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Efficiency means to focus clearly and get things done whatever it needs to be in a shortest amount of time.

     

    [1:12:32] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again, to get back to success again

    • Dancing
    • Books
    • Traveling 

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      If you focus on changing the chemistry of your brain, you can change how you feel, if you change how you feel you can become more productive, you can become better and do what you love and you can change the things in your life a lot just by tuning up your brain.

      Otakara Klettke

      Efficiency means to really focus clearly and get things done whatever it needs to be in the shortest amount of time.

      Otakara Klettke

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      Self-Awareness, Systems & Support with Loic Alix-Brown

      Self-Awareness, Systems & Support with Loic Alix-Brown

      Self-Awareness, Systems & Support with Loic Alix-Brown

      Loic is one of the CEOs and Co-Founders at Flick, a SAAS solution to help entrepreneurs, content creators, and small businesses find the best hashtags to reach their target audience on Instagram. In today’s episode, Loic and Monique are talking about how being efficient with money and a small team helped him turn his agency from being in debt to a highly successful software company in only 18 months.

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      [1:33] – Monique introduces her guest, Loic Alix-Brown.

       

      [1:58] – Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about who you are, where you are located, what you do?

          • My name is Loic Alix-Brown.
          • I’m half French, half English.
          • I am the head of the product of flick.tech.

      [2:59] – Where did you grow up?

          • I was actually born in London.
          • I did go to a French school. 
          • My whole education was French.

      [3:44] – What was your childhood experience growing up in London?

          • I was very lucky to have a sort of very close parent to me who did take very good care of me. 
          • I have quite a sheltered childhood.

      [5:29] – Loic talks about why he decided to start working by the age of 16.

       

      [7:44] – Where do you think does this mindset come from?

          • Part of it was school and just a general dynamic between myself and my friends.
          • We always push each other quite hard in a nice way.

      [10:26] – How did you get started in building a drone?

          • Did some research from youtube videos.
          • A detailed blog post about how to build a drone.

      [13:57] – Loic talks about the very start of his digital marketing journey.

       

      [17:55] – What has been enabling you with your mindset to go faster and further with this company?

          • There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it.
          • I’ve been very lucky with the people I’ve met. My business partners are absolutely amazing.

      [30:27] – Loic talks about how he managed to organize his time between school and a building a business.

       

      [39:03] – What does efficiency mean to you?

          • Efficiency is just making the most of the time you have.

      [39:28] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again, to get back to success?

          • Finding my current co-founders somehow.
          • Optimizing my organizational skills a lot earlier. 
          • I’m cultivating this idea of accountability.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Planning is the biggest thing. It just gives you freedom

      Monique Lindner

      Efficiency is just making the most of the time you have.

      Loic Alix-Brown

      Once you know what you do when you do it, and you just do it, it’s gonna be so much more efficient, and it gives you so much time back.

      Monique Lindner

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      Fear, Fitness & Failing Forward with Lauren Tickner

      Fear, Fitness & Failing Forward with Lauren Tickner

      Fear, Fitness & Failing Forward with Lauren Tickner

      Lauren Tickner is an online entrepreneur who has built 2x 7 figure businesses at the age of 23. She is an expert at helping businesses scale, get their time back, and acquire higher-paying clients. Using LinkedIn and a leveraged offer. In today’s episode, Lauren and Monique are talking about the 16 year old girl who’s been bullied for being overweight and decided to lose weight. We are looking into how Lauren started her journey by posting on Instagram to connect with other women who are into weight training and where Lauren is now on her journey.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [1:10] – Monique introduces her guest, Lauren Tickner.

       

      [2:35] – Tell us who you are. Where are you from & what do you do?

      • Born and raised here in England.
      • I pretty much travel full time.
      • I got two businesses, the first one is called impact school and the second business is really designed for people who sell high ticket services.

       

      [6:26] – Lauren shares how she got started in the online world.

       

      [13:37] –  What made you keep going after having panic disorder, being bullied, and being mocked?

      • I had a bigger mission behind it.
      • I just knew I could somehow build a big enough platform to help people.
      • I just had this feeling deep down inside, like if they can do it, so can I.

       

      [18:47] – How was your support system at home?

      • I’m the type of person who will just do what I feel is right, even if no one’s supporting me.

       

      [31:44] – What does efficiency mean to you?

      • Efficiency means that you are getting things done in the most time-optimised way with the least wasted energy.

       

      [32:18] – Which of the three things would you do over and over again to get back to success?

      • Make sure that I have posted really good content all across social media.
      • Build an army of people who are logged into my social media accounts, messaging people all day long.
      • Hire more people sooner.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      I really believe that you make your own luck.

      Lauren Tickner

      The most complicated skill is to be simple.

      Dejan Stojanovic

      You need to actually go out there and execute because, without execution, nothing’s gonna change.

      Lauren Tickner

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      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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