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

    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

      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

      Lessons, Leverage & Legacy with Matt Young

      Lessons, Leverage & Legacy with Matt Young

      Lessons, Leverage & Legacy with Matt Young

      Matt Young is a Real Estate Marketing Expert & Business Advisor who is also recognized as a Top 20 Entrepreneur by Forbes. His work has gained attention from major publications such as ABC, NBC, FOX, Entrepreneur, YahooFinance, Today Show, Thrive Global and more. In today’s episode, Matt and Monique are talking about what it takes to overcome adversity from a young age, to scaling your business and having the proper mindset to achieving your goals.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:44] – Monique introduces her guest, Matt Young.

      [02:48] – Who are you? Where are you from? And what do you do?

          • I am a real estate marketing expert.
          • I own two different companies.

      [04:28] – Do you think your Italian or your Chinese side is coming out more when you’re in the board meeting? 

          • It depends on whether I’m running mathematics or having to throw people over the dock more or less. 

      [04:52] – Tell me how you got started.

          • When I was eight, that transpired into me thinking of different entrepreneurial ways to make money.

      [06:13] – When you were eight years old and you found yourself basically homeless,  how was your first reaction at that moment?

          • At that moment I was thinking that I could shovel driveways in New York to be able to make my own money.

      [12:02] – When you’ve been homeless you were still in school. How did you deal with that situation?

          • I think that there was a lot of pride involved.
          • I didn’t really share with my teachers or with my friends what my scenario was. 

      [16:30] – So what was the turning point for you and wanting something new?

          • I would say probably the biggest turning point was when I was 20 years old.

      [17:25] – When you had this turning point, what was the big mindset shift for you?

          •  I think that the perspective shift was that I have to take accountability for every single thing in my life, whether good or bad.

      [19:11] – Who was the biggest influence in your life?

          • A lot of my influences come from people that I probably haven’t even met. 

      [22:44] – Do you think that’s a learned skill to be resilient?

          • I think everybody has that strength and resilience inside of them.
          • I think that it’s just called upon at different moments.

      [58:55] – What does efficiency mean to you?

          • Efficiency means seeing a way of doing things and creating a more streamlined or more automated or more delegated process to be able to accomplish what others are doing but in less time.

      [59:36] – Which three things would you do over and over again to get back up to success?

          • I would delegate 99% of my business.
          • I would network.
          • Don’t take advice from anybody who’s not where I want to be.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Whatever you resist, persists.

      Matt Young

      The most successful people have the most uncomfortable conversations every single day.

      Matt Young

      Whatever you reveal, you heal.

      Matt Young

      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