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What does it take to find success as an entrepreneur? How can you grow a business and change the world at the same time? On Zen Money Monday, we’re talking about profitable business-building…from the inside out! Each week, two-time best-selling author and Zen Money CFO Liz Lajoie shares interviews with innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurial junkies who are doing the hard work of business building in unique and meaningful ways. In these intimate conversations, Liz and her guests explore all facets of entrepreneurship, ways to manage the “ticky tacky” details and the emotional roller coaster that we all experience as leaders in our businesses, and what the idea of Zen Money really means. You’ll hear fascinating “from the trenches” stories and behind-the-scenes realities to help you build your version of success as an entrepreneur with confidence. Here’s to building a business you love…because when you’re business thrives, so do you!

What does it take to find success as an entrepreneur? How can you grow a business and change the world at the same time? On Zen Money Monday, we’re talking about profitable business-building…from the inside out! Each week, two-time best-selling author and Zen Money CFO Liz Lajoie shares interviews with innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurial junkies who are doing the hard work of business building in unique and meaningful ways. In these intimate conversations, Liz and her guests explore all facets of entrepreneurship, ways to manage the “ticky tacky” details and the emotional roller coaster that we all experience as leaders in our businesses, and what the idea of Zen Money really means. You’ll hear fascinating “from the trenches” stories and behind-the-scenes realities to help you build your version of success as an entrepreneur with confidence. Here’s to building a business you love…because when you’re business thrives, so do you!
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What does it take to find success as an entrepreneur? How can you grow a business and change the world at the same time? On Zen Money Monday, we’re talking about profitable business-building…from the inside out! Each week, two-time best-selling author and Zen Money CFO Liz Lajoie shares interviews with innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurial junkies who are doing the hard work of business building in unique and meaningful ways. In these intimate conversations, Liz and her guests explore all facets of entrepreneurship, ways to manage the “ticky tacky” details and the emotional roller coaster that we all experience as leaders in our businesses, and what the idea of Zen Money really means. You’ll hear fascinating “from the trenches” stories and behind-the-scenes realities to help you build your version of success as an entrepreneur with confidence. Here’s to building a business you love…because when you’re business thrives, so do you!

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@zenmoneycfo

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English


Episodes

022 Jodi Flynn - Good Enough

9/30/2019
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00:46 – Introducing today’s guest, Jodi Flynn 01:53 – Jodi’s entrepreneurial journey 03:09 – Dealing with Golden Handcuffs 05:00 – Travelling the uncertain path 08:17 – Transitioning from account management to coaching 09:36 – The decision to work with women specifically 13:27 – Jodi’s approach to coaching women 15:52 – Overcoming stress, fear, and misconceptions 18:38 – Common issues Jodi has observed from her clients 20:44 – Good enough 23:19 – Jodi speaks to the culture of...

Duration:00:50:08

021 Amber Swenor - Rooted in Authenticity

9/23/2019
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00:49 – Introducing today’s guest, Amber Swenor 01:25 – Amber’s entrepreneurial journey 03:40 – Overcoming fears to open your own business 08:45 – How Amber curated her business prior to launch 10:06 – Launching her business, Strategic Partners Marketing 11:33 – Transitioning to helping a larger audience on different platforms 13:25 – Amber speaks to the most challenging aspects of growing her business 16:44 – The importance of honesty and transparency 19:15 – Learning to become a...

Duration:00:38:29

020 Tracey Bissett - Becoming Financially Fit

9/16/2019
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01:01 – Introducing today’s guest, Tracey Bissett 02:37 – Tracey’s entrepreneurial journey 05:45 – Tracey speaks to the shift she’s seen in the financial industry over the years 07:35 – The pros and cons of automated financial interactions 08:37 – Tracey’s perspective on funding start-ups via credit cards versus loan credit 11:59 – The biggest misstep entrepreneurs make when first starting their businesses 13:03 – The importance preparation in advance of asking for a loan 15:10 –...

Duration:00:40:15

019 Michael Roderick - All the World’s A Stage (for Great Business)

9/9/2019
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00:59 – Introducing today’s guest, Michael Roderick 01:47 – Michael’s unique background 02:37 – The transition from English teacher to Broadway producer 05:20 – Asking people for money 08:38 – The negative influence of money 11:08 – Addressing the risks of investing in Broadway shows 14:45 – Different motivations for investing in Broadway shows 21:39 – Networking the right way 23:09 – Treating investors as people 28:06 – The importance of reflection 28:40 – Michael’s current...

Duration:00:44:33

018 Cristina Livadary & Stephanie Bucko - Wealth Planning & Biz Building

8/26/2019
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00:58 – Introducing today’s guests, Cristina Livadary and Stephanie Bucko 02:37 – Cristina’s money story 06:04 – Stephanie’s money story 11:05 – Cristina and Stephanie share their thoughts on the current financial services industry 13:35 – The value Cristina and Stephanie place on educating their clients 17:08 – Wealth management 20:35 – The shift from big business to small business 25:05 – The importance of having fun 30:26 – Cristina and Stephanie speak to the three phases on...

Duration:00:39:27

017 Kristen Zavo - Finding Your Job Joy

8/19/2019
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01:10 – Introducing today’s guest, Kristen Zavo 01:54 – Kristen shares her corporate background and roles 04:21 – Kristen’s realizations in her corporate job 09:53 – Kristen’s academic journey 11:40 – The transition to entrepreneurship 14:10 – Ups and downs of coaching entrepreneurs & executives 17:42 – Kristen’s experiences and challenges in running her own business 19:54 – Importance of time and self-management & how it affects driven people 22:51 – The realities of business...

Duration:00:38:35

016 Giovanni Marsico - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

8/5/2019
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00:54 – Introducing today’s guest, Giovanni Marsico 02:06 – Giovanni’s business background 03:32 – Giovanni’s views on money 04:52 – Finding balance between making money and serving others 06:19 – Giovanni speaks to the pressure he felt as a young man 08:22 – How Giovanni views work 08:57 – Community building 12:13 – Giovanni shares secrets about his Archangel events 14:03 – How Giovanni has differentiated his business 16:32 – Lessons learned from developing the Archangel...

Duration:00:33:13

015 Megan Jo Wilson - How To Be A Rockstar In & Out of Business

7/29/2019
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00:56 – Introducing today’s guest, Megan Jo Wilson 02:21 – Megan’s unique background 05:46 – Why marketing is so tricky 07:14 – Leadership development defined 08:30 – How Megan approaches performing 12:06 – Megan’s Rockstar Camp for Women 14:07 – The intense personal growth path of entrepreneurship 16:50 – The money conversation 18:14 – Megan’s belief that entrepreneurship can be learned 19:48 – The power of feminine energy 22:36 – The most difficult part of navigating...

Duration:00:29:44

014 Kelli Reese - Roadmap to Success

7/22/2019
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00:49 – Introducing today’s guest, Kelli Reese 02:43 – How Kelli got involved in the food movement 06:55 – The biggest lesson Kelli learned from working in the restaurant business 09:05 – The next stage of Kelli’s entrepreneurial journey 13:25 – Kelli’s experience acting as the manager of a company she didn’t own 15:24 – Stepping into the CEO-level role 18:24 – Running an eight-figure business 22:26 – The biggest challenges Kelli faced in her role running a $34 million company 25:04...

Duration:00:45:03

013 Eileen Reed - JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out

7/15/2019
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00:48 – Introducing today’s guest, Eileen Reed 01:50 – Eileen’s business background 02:42 – An affinity for sales 03:40 – The biggest hurdle Eileen has encountered when starting as an entrepreneur 05:26 – Eileen’s current business, Simplify with Eileen 07:22 – The eclectic mix of clients Eileen encounters 12:58 – Advice Eileen would give to those trying to remove clutter from their lives 14:52 – The habits that Eileen has noticed among her clients 19:40 – The value of donating and...

Duration:00:32:15

012 Amber Lilyestrom - Entrepreneurial Straight Talk from a Full-Time Mom-Preneur

7/8/2019
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00:56 – Introducing today’s guest, Amber Lilyestrom 01:56 – Amber’s background and roots 03:04 – How Amber first got involved in entrepreneurship 07:58 – Working in the university system 11:27 – The call to help people 13:08 – How a near-death experience led Amber to start her current business 14:21 – The goal of Amber’s entrepreneurial journey 16:25 – Amber speaks to hurdles of working with her husband, Ben 19:15 – The most important lessons Amber has learned while coaching women...

Duration:00:39:04

011 Matthew Patti - Vision, Flow and Imagination

7/1/2019
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01:04 – Introducing today’s guest, Matthew Patti 01:40 – Matthew’s background in the medical profession 03:36 – How Matthew became a disruptor 04:43 – Matthew’s career evolution 08:56 – The shift to building a company 10:55 – The most important lessons Matthew has learned through entrepreneurship 12:44 – Matthew uses the Traffic Light System to describe the ‘ticky-tacky’ of everyday business 15:20 – Matthew’s decision-making during his hiring process 20:16 – The most common issue...

Duration:00:33:37

010 Linda Ugelow - Taking Center Stage

6/24/2019
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01:05 – Introducing today’s guest, Linda Ugelow 01:37 – Linda speaks to the work she does in performance and empowerment 03:05 – Linda’s background in the performing arts 05:54 – For the love of dance 07:43 – Linda’s career evolution 09:55 – Why Linda considers herself a second-tier early adopter 11:58 – Linda reflects on the genesis of her fears 14:52 – The variety of ways Linda works with clients 15:30 – Working with clients in-person vs. online 16:54 – The most common client...

Duration:00:29:43

009 Khierstyn Ross - Ready For Launch

6/17/2019
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00:54 – Introducing today’s guest, Khierstyn Ross 01:26 – Khierstyn’s background in launching products to market 03:17 – How Khierstyn got into entrepreneurship early on 06:58 – Khierstyn’s foray into the product-based world 11:05 – The misconception of bringing product to market 11:51 – Khierstyn reflects on a recent interview from her podcast 15:18 – How Khierstyn works with her clients 17:07 – The shift from an agency model to a training model 21:55 – Leveraging group coaching &...

Duration:00:36:35

008 Dr. Angela Lauria - Building an 8-Figure Empire & the Stuff No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

6/10/2019
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00:52 – Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Angela Lauria 02:07 – Angela’s mission: focusing on business growth 03:01 – Angela talks about working at a tech company prior to starting her business 04:57 – The catalyst to start her own business 08:48 – Early struggles of starting a business 09:44 – The transition to entrepreneurship 15:28 – The difficulties of replacing salary in a business 18:15 – Angela’s personal trainer story 20:50 – Angela’s endgame for her business 22:59 – How Angela...

Duration:00:43:47

007 Sumi Krishnan - Getting Into Alignment

6/3/2019
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00:58 – Introducing today’s guest, Sumi Krishnan 01:32 – Sumi shares the multiple transitions she has gone through over the past year 03:17 – The genesis of Sumi’s first multi-million-dollar business 07:35 – Having a mentality that anything is possible 10:38 – Sumi talks about continually refining her approach 13:08 – The desire to become a singer/songwriter and performer 17:06 – The importance of being passionate about what you do 22:17 – Sumi’s Love Revolution 26:52 – Where...

Duration:00:28:40

006 Rachel & Kyle Wright - Good Relationships = Good Business

5/30/2019
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00:59 – Introducing today’s guests, Rachel & Kyle Wright 01:49 – Rachel and Kyle explain the genesis of their business 04:01 – Early feedback from Rachel and Kyle’s business decisions 06:06 – How Rachel and Kyle navigate their unique niche 07:59 – Rachel breaks down how the Wright Wellness Center works 10:20 – Rachel and Kyle discuss their differing views on becoming entrepreneurs 13:23 – The biggest hurdle to building a business with your significant other 15:45 – How Rachel and...

Duration:00:42:32

005 Bev Davidek - Translating 'Legalese' for Entrepreneurs

5/27/2019
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00:55 – Introducing today’s guest, Bev Davidek 02:12 – Bev identifies the most common issues clients approach her about 03:49 – The importance of setting up the proper legal entity 05:26 – Bev breaks down the differences between a sole proprietor and an incorporated state 07:31 – Bev’s rule of thumb for entrepreneurs looking to file as an S Corporation 09:30 – Legal benefits of establishing an entity type business 10:32 – The basics and benefits of a contract 16:47 – Building a...

Duration:00:33:21

004 Leah Carver - Balance, Stability, Wellness

5/23/2019
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00:54 – Introducing today’s guest, Leah Carver 01:57 – Leah explains her role as a health coach 02:28 – Why many entrepreneurs disregard their health as an asset 03:16 – The biggest issue Leah encounters with entrepreneurs 05:35 – Building a lifestyle that supports you 07:07 – Leah speaks to the stress women entrepreneurs are under 08:07 – The importance of being honest with yourself 09:43 – Liz opens up about her own experiences with health concerns 11:02 – Small practices we all...

Duration:00:24:27

003 Brian Bogaert - Investing for Entrepreneurs: A Vehicle to Freedom

5/20/2019
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00:50 – Introducing today’s guest, Brian Bogaert 01:45 – Brian talks about how he became a wealth coach 04:37 – A great, early foundation in money 06:13 – The biggest issue facing entrepreneurs, according to Brian 11:38 – The importance of seeing the big picture 13:54 – Brian’s work as a wealth coach 14:51 – Making a difference in the world 17:43 – The value of setting up your money to work for you 20:20 – Brian’s favorite ways to invest 21:23 – What Zen Money means to Brian 23:04...

Duration:00:26:44