Proud, Paid & Powerful with Asa Leveaux

Proud, Paid & Powerful with Asa Leveaux

Proud, Paid & Powerful with Asa Leveaux

Asa Leveaux is a total beast at ensuring queer identified people transform their dreams into the dollars they deserve. Asa has been entrepreneurial since he was nine years old and has begun entrepreneurship on a larger scale since 2005. His entrepreneurial journey has not been easy, straight-forward or totally enjoyable. He knows how it is to sell $50,000 worth of items (and have people buy them) as well as the feeling of getting evicted from an apartment in his hometown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Asa also knows what it is like to owe thousands in child support and the feeling he got when his son's passport got stamped because of his determination of being the first person to show him the world. In today’s episode, Asa talks to Monique about understanding what it means to witness people that don't recognize his value. However, through being crystal clear he now enjoys being saturated with people that don't just tolerate him but CELEBRATE him continuously! And guess what? HE’S STILL THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYERS!

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[1:25] – Monique introduces her guest, Asa Leveaux.

 

[4:10] – How did you get to coming out and being your authentic self?

  • I didn’t think I was.

 

[16:44] – I do want to know what happened to your military love?

  • That was my first same sex relationship.
  • I have to admit, that was not healed from a lot of trauma, and other relationships that manifested this one.

 

[19:08] – What was the journey for you when you officially out yourself, to your family, to your friends? What did it look like?

  • The first person I call is my friend Rod.
  • He was my gay coach.
  • The next person was my mother.

 

[48:22] – Asa talks about LGBTQ plus community.

 

[52:26] – Asa explains about the master class.

 

[58:06] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency means you are valuing your time as though you are divine.

 

[58:32] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

  • I would have stopped talking to every single person who did not over-believe that I could do it.
  • I would have dreamt bigger because it takes the same level of energy to dream on a $5 level as it takes to do the $5,000 level.
  • I would have loved myself a lot harder.

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    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    Whatever comes, let it come, whatever stays let it stay, whatever it goes, let it go.

    Asa Leveaux

    Sometimes people change their minds. And even they change their minds about you, and that’s okay.

    Asa Leveaux

    If you want more money, you need to focus on more money and stop hanging around broke bitches.

    Asa Leveaux

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    Depression, Determination & Drive with Nathanael Zurbruegg

    Depression, Determination & Drive with Nathanael Zurbruegg

    Depression, Determination & Drive with Nathanael Zurbruegg

    Nathanael went from having an incurable chronic illness with a medical prognosis along the lines of ‘He shouldn’t be able to walk, talk, amount to anything and be dead six times by now’ to becoming an entrepreneur, global inspirational speaker and victorious mindset mentor. HIs own story made him realise that anyone can live efficiently no matter the limitations, struggles and setbacks. After 4,500 life-saving treatments, 40 surgeries, 80% hearing loss, depression and burnout, life can be lived efficiently by creating a victorious mindset. In today’s episode, Nathanael and Monique are talking about a guy who loves life despite suffering 30 years from an incurable, chronic illness, called Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) that led to full kidney damage early on in his life. Despite uncountable health issues, psychological meltdowns, emotional breakdowns and hitting the graveyard almost 6 times, he turned around to live life as any other healthy person does!

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [1:16] – Monique introduces her guest, Nathanael Zurbruegg.

     

    [1:39] – Tell everyone who you are, where you are and what you do.

    • I’m an inspirational speaker and victorious mentor.
    • I grew up on a big mountain in Switzerland.

     

    [2:19] – How do you define victorious mindset?

    • It’s all about seeing the victory in everything, in everyone and keeping moving.

     

    [3:32] – When was the point that you needed to start to develop your own victorious mindset in your life?

    • When I was seven years old.
    • That was the time when I had my second kidney transplant.

     

    [14:28] – After the second kidney transplant at age seven, you had these for two and a half years, was it the first time for you to go to kindergarten or school?

    • I actually started kindergarten shortly after I got a transplant.

     

    [18:33] – Have they been bullying you in school?

    • I was never bullied.

     

    [21:05] – Nathanael talks about what happened when his kidney got destroyed again.

     

    [29:48] – What were your friends doing in these times, did they visit you? Did you allow them to visit you?

    • Absolutely not.
    • I actually wanted to be on my own.

     

    [38:16] –  Let’s talk a little bit about the time where you finally got out of everything, a little bit happier, you got a little bit more stable in your life. When was that?

    • When I was 10 years old. And I just kept going, going to school.

     

    [46:22] – What is your favorite exercise to do for yourself?

    • So mostly in the morning, what I usually do is five minutes of being grateful, five minutes asking for what I need. 

     

    [48:42] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Staying on track of not giving up, developing a routine that you would like to do.

     

    [50:09] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

    • Being grateful and being content in everything.
    • Developing the positivity of looking at the positive things in life and not looking at the things that don’t exist.
    • Developing a mindset of looking at the big picture.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Always stay on track of not giving up and developing a routine that you would like to do.

      Nathanael Zurbruegg

      I realized that nothing at a certain point in life that you can’t do it by yourself anymore, or nobody can help you, so you need someone that is way above you.

      Nathanael Zurbruegg

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      Virality, Validation & Videos with Lenney Leong

      Virality, Validation & Videos with Lenney Leong

      Virality, Validation & Videos with Lenney Leong

      Lenney Leong is founder of Get Customers, an advertising agency based in Singapore who does unconventional marketing methods and videos. He has been featured on Forbes and he has worked with seven-figure companies and helped them drive traffic to become market leaders. In today’s episode, Lenney and Monique are talking about how to create viral videos that have millions of views on Facebook and other platforms. They are also opening up about the topic of mental health and how important it is to speak up and speak out about it, especially in a time of huge transformation like 2020 has turned out to be for the world so far.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [1:33] – Monique introduces her guest, Lenney Leong.

       

      [1:59] – Tell us who you are and what do you do?

              • I run an advertising agency.
              • That agency is called Get Customers.

      [3:52] – How was it growing up in Singapore? How did you get the exposure to the online entrepreneurship world and how did you get started?

              • We have a very conservative society.
              • I went to Google, I was trying out the Pay Per Click website.

      [6:37] – Lenney talks about how amazing Singapore is.

       

      [17:10] – Lenney explains about the video content.

       

      [18:33] – What message would you like to put out in the world with your videos? 

              • I would like people to know that there is hope. 
              • If you like to do something in life, go and pursue and do whatever you’d like to do. 

      [19:57] – Do you think people sometimes don’t know how to find a passion?

              • Passion is a discovery process.

      [23:04] – Lenney shares about why he decided to work for himself and not for other people.

       

      [26:42] – How’s the community in Singapore for entrepreneurs and business owners?

              • Entrepreneur community in Singapore is not very big. 
              • They need to be a huge improvement in that. 

      [38:11] – What’s your vision for yourself, where you want to be in the next 10 to 15 years?

              • The next 10 years I aspire to be someone successful and running my advertising agency.

      [39:32] – What about you as a person who you have to become as a person?

              • I’m pretty satisfied with who I am right now.

      [52:30] – What does efficiency mean to you?

              • Being efficient is loving what you do.

      [53:28] – Which are the three things that you would do over and over again to get back to success.

              • Copywriting
              • Sales
              • Property investment

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      If you like to do something in life, go and pursue and do whatever you’d like to do.

      Lenney Leong

      How you make your money is more important than how much you make.

      Lenney Leong

      I want to live my life without worrying about finance.

      Lenney Leong

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      Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

      Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

      Chaos, Coaching & CEOs with John Murphy

      John is the founder of John Murphy International, and coach to Fortune 100 companies, like Pfizer, Circle K, Merck, Airbus, and others. John's BHAG is to help his clients make a brilliant life for themselves and not just a brilliant living.In today’s episode, John and Monique are talking about why we should be focusing on what is important, John’s transition from being a CEO in the corporate world to being an independent coach to CEOs and how building his own business fits into his lifestyle.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:27] – Monique introduces her guest, John Murphy.

       

      [01:41] – Please give us a little introduction to yourself, tell us where you from, and what have you done so far?

          • I’ve originally from Ireland
          • I spent my career in the corporate world.
          • I became the CEO of a pan European Insurance Group based in Dublin. 
          • In 2004 I set up my own coaching business, John Murphy International.

      [03:10] – Why did you decide to leave the corporate world?

          • I was ambitious, I was young and I really want to make a mark.

      [09:52] – Monique and John talk about leadership.

       

      [28:59] – How are you approaching people who are successful already?

          • I think you’ve got to keep asking people, what actually really matters to them

      [42:29] –  What did you do when you’ve lost your first wife and having these three beautiful teenagers but you were also a CEO in an insurance group?

          • I was angry, I was feeling sorry for myself, and asked how can I cope with all of that.
          • I went through a period where I really allowed myself to indulge in that.
          • I learned a lot by observing the three girls.

      [50:05]  – What does efficiency mean to you?

          • I kind of put efficiency and effectiveness together. 
          • In order to be effective, you’ve got to be really clear about what’s important.
          • And then you bring efficiency in to actually make sure that you get the important things done.

      [51:34] – Which of the three things would you keep repeating to get back to success?

          • Keep learning.
          • Stay connected.
          • Having rituals.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      It is important for everyone to have that time of self reflection.

      John Murphy

      Leadership starts when no one is watching you.

      Monique Lindner

      True leaders are really vulnerable people and they display their vulnerability.

      John Murphy

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      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

        Expectations, Empowerment & Ethnic Minorities with Sheng Herr

        Expectations, Empowerment & Ethnic Minorities with Sheng Herr

        Expectations, Empowerment & Ethnic Minorities with Sheng Herr

        A business strategist and founder of the minority girl boss society - empowers minority service-based and creative girl bosses to build their dream business, market it online, and create a life that they love.Raised in the Hmong culture, which has many limiting rules and expectations of women, Sheng has boldly stepped out of the boundaries of her culture!In today’s episode, Sheng and Monique are talking about the big & important mission to empower minority women entrepreneurs to have it all!

        HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

        [1:34] – Monique introduces her guest, Sheng Herr.

         

        [1:57] – Tell everyone who you are. What you’re doing? Where are you from?

        • My name is Sheng.
        • I am a business, diversity and inclusivity strategist.

         

        [3:19] – Tell me a little bit more about how you got to work in the space of minorities.

        • I keep having this hunger.
        • It was like a calling for me.

         

        [5:46] – Tell everyone a little bit about where you were born and what’s your ethnicity.

        • I was born in Thailand, and then I came to America around three years old. 
        • I grew up within the Hmong culture, and I was bouncing this American culture.

         

        [7:19] – Can you explain a little bit about what is the Hmong community?

        • The Hmong community originated in China.
        •  There are many different types of Hmong and then a lot of us, some of us migrated to America. 

         

        [13:05] – Sheng talks about how blessed she is for having a business partner and husband at the same time.

         

        [15:20] – How you felt like having this supportive community and having friends from different cultures?

        • I just went and look for those communities who supported me.

         

        [18:36] – How do you go about seeking them out and what would be the first steps to approach them?

        • Google, Facebook.
        •  I just asked the people I would meet daily.

         

        [22:02] – Have you had a lot of cultural experiences within relationships?

        • No, not at all.
        • I was very strategic with my relationships.

         

        [34:38] – Tell me a little bit about how you’re raising your boys and how you’re making sure you are preserving your culture while being the rebellious beautiful woman that you are.

        • The way I’m raising my boys completely different is that in our culture, we don’t say I love you.
        • So the way I preserve my culture with them is that my husband I decided to homeschool them.

         

        [52:04] – What does efficiency mean to you?

        • Efficiency means a focus on the things that will bring you happiness and fulfillment and will create an impact in the world. 

         

        [53:10] – What are the three things that you would keep doing over and over again to get to success again?

        • Own your identity.
        • Know your self-worth.
        • Use the power of choices.

        IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

        The only way we can break those barriers is if we insert ourselves into that community.

        Sheng Herr

        If you teach the children accountability, the future will be fine.

        Sheng Herr

        Efficiency means to focus on the things that will bring you happiness and fulfillment and will create an impact in the world.

        Sheng Herr