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Break The Odds Podcast is the go-to podcast to navigate you towards breaking the odds in your life, family, career, and communities. Think of this podcast as your weekly coffee rendezvous. Hosted by Elease Dillard who graduated college debt-free and became a speaker, author, and award-nominated entrepreneur by the age of 24—you will receive actionable tips and strategies that you can implement towards breaking the odds in your life. Enjoy guest appearances from industry experts, professionals, and individuals who transparently share their success stories and insight to help you reach the next level and create a lasting legacy. Let’s do this together. Let’s break the odds.

Break The Odds Podcast is the go-to podcast to navigate you towards breaking the odds in your life, family, career, and communities. Think of this podcast as your weekly coffee rendezvous. Hosted by Elease Dillard who graduated college debt-free and became a speaker, author, and award-nominated entrepreneur by the age of 24—you will receive actionable tips and strategies that you can implement towards breaking the odds in your life. Enjoy guest appearances from industry experts, professionals, and individuals who transparently share their success stories and insight to help you reach the next level and create a lasting legacy. Let’s do this together. Let’s break the odds.

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United States

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Break The Odds Podcast is the go-to podcast to navigate you towards breaking the odds in your life, family, career, and communities. Think of this podcast as your weekly coffee rendezvous. Hosted by Elease Dillard who graduated college debt-free and became a speaker, author, and award-nominated entrepreneur by the age of 24—you will receive actionable tips and strategies that you can implement towards breaking the odds in your life. Enjoy guest appearances from industry experts, professionals, and individuals who transparently share their success stories and insight to help you reach the next level and create a lasting legacy. Let’s do this together. Let’s break the odds.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season Finale & 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

12/27/2021
Join us for season 2 in 2022! • Today’s episode is a very special one because today is a celebration! Not only are we celebrating our season finale, but we have also turned one years old! But most of all, we want to celebrate YOU! To help us celebrate, we have Gladys Dillard back on the show! So grab your party hat and let’s get started with the celebration, shall we? Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON...

Duration:00:24:56

Working While Pursuing Your Education or Business Venture? Here’s How Your Job Can Help You Pursue Your Dreams | with Marlene Maina

8/8/2021
Are you a working student with the desire to graduate debt-free? Or are you someone who works a 9-5 job but feels a calling on your heart to start your own venture? Friend, you’re in the right place because today’s guest shares how they broke the odds in the workplace and how your job can help you pursue your dreams! Back with us today for part 2 of her interview series is Marlene Maina—Chair and Founder of JosiahKids Incorporated. MEET MARLENE MAINA: Marlene Maina is a Christian...

Duration:00:47:40

Turning Pain into Purpose: Finding Hope & Joy | with Marlene Maina

6/30/2021
Today’s guest shares how they broke the odds by turning pain into purpose and shares how you can break the odds, overcome, and live a life filled with JOY. MEET MARLENE MAINA: Marlene Maina is a Christian writer, Bible teacher and a personal growth and development speaker. She is the Chair and Founder of JosiahKids Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, empower and equip young students and TEENS in the local community in the areas of faith,...

Duration:00:38:41

Overcoming Stuttering + How to Walk Confidently into Your Purpose | with Gynella Ngounou

5/16/2021
Have you ever felt different? I think we all can answer “yes” to that question at some point in our lives. Regardless of your background, no two people are created the same which means each and every one of us have unique qualities and better yet…a unique purpose! For today’s episode, we have Gynella Ngounou—award-winning fashion entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of Students Expressing Life through Fashion (SELF) back on the show for part 2 of her interview series! In part 1, Gynella talks...

Duration:00:30:46

Starting a Fashion Design Company + Tips for Finding Business Grants | with Gynella Ngounou

5/13/2021
Do you have a dream yet have had some setbacks towards making that dream a reality? Are you struggling with how to come up with the funds to take your dream to the next level? Are you longing for mentorship and guidance for pursuing your dream yet don’t know how to find a mentor? Friend, you are in the right place because today’s guest not only broke the odds by becoming a fashion designer but she is also the founder + CEO of her own fashion design company, a mentor to aspiring fashion...

Duration:00:32:52

What is Clubhouse? | Detailed Explanation + 10 Tips for Beginners/Newbies

4/28/2021
Have you heard of the trending app Clubhouse? During today’s episode Elease explains what Clubhouse is, her experience with it so far, and 10 tips for using it as a resource/tool to help you break the odds. Press play to listen. *Please Note: This is not an endorsement nor sponsored post/episode by Clubhouse. As with all social media platforms you want to be careful. Episodes on Break The Odds do not serve as endorsements of any comments, opinions, actions, resources, and any other...

Duration:00:26:46

You are a Masterpiece: Positive Self-Image with Gladys Dillard | Establishing Fresh Vision (pt.5)

4/4/2021
Back on the show to close out our Establishing Fresh Vision Series is our special guest Gladys Dillard! Tune-in to hear an encouraging conversation about positive self-image! Press play listen. Meet Gladys: Gladys is a wife, mother, and community servant. By trade, Gladys is a Pharmacist and has had experience working in hospitals and serving within the Cardiovascular Unit. With her medical background, Gladys served as the Vice President of Wisdom, Future & Hope, Inc.—a home health...

Duration:00:42:17

Meet Gladys Dillard | Establishing Fresh Vision (pt.4)

3/31/2021
Today is a very special day! In a previous episode, Elease announced that she was in the process of hiring someone at The Student Navigator and today you get to meet this team member! Meet Gladys Dillard: Gladys is a wife, mother, and community servant. By trade, Gladys is a Pharmacist and has had experience working in hospitals and serving within the Cardiovascular Unit. With her medical background, Gladys served as the Vice President of Wisdom, Future & Hope, Inc.—a home health...

Duration:00:15:50

Keep Going & Get Ready | Establishing Fresh Vision (pt.3)

2/28/2021
Do you already having fresh vision, goals and dreams outlined, and is taking action to make your dreams a reality…yet still waiting for a breakthrough? Whether you are waiting for a breakthrough to happen for yourself or for someone else in your life, we have an encouraging message for you! Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG:...

Duration:00:11:07

A Special Valentine’s Day Message for You

2/14/2021
Happy Valentine’s Day! You are LOVED here at Break The Odds and we are grateful to have you as a part of our community. We have a special Valentine’s Day message for you! Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG: https://letsbreaktheodds.com/valentines-day - Elease’s Singleness Journey (Original Episode):...

Duration:00:18:38

5 Tips to Update & Create an Effective Vision Board | Establishing Fresh Vision (pt.2)

2/8/2021
Do you have a vision board? Does it need to be updated? Join Elease for part 2 of our “Establishing Fresh Vision” series as she explains what a vision board is, how to update/create one, and why top leaders use it an effective tool towards establishing fresh vision. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG:...

Duration:00:16:01

5 Questions to Ask Yourself for the New Year | Establishing Fresh Vision

2/1/2021
Happy New Year! We are back from our holiday hiatus here on the show and can’t wait to share with you what we have been working on behind the scenes! Join Elease for today’s chat as she shares 5 questions to ask ourselves to help establish fresh vision and mindset for the new year. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG:...

Duration:00:10:25

How Top Leaders Approach Spending, Saving & Investing Time | Balancing Busyness

12/2/2020
As individuals, we wear many hats. With our busy schedules it can feel like a struggle to find balance, at times. In this episode we chat about time and how top leaders approach spending, saving, and investing time. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG: https://letsbreaktheodds.com/time

Duration:00:07:59

5 Ways to De-Stress & Avoid Burnout

11/22/2020
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling like you need a vacation...(like wanting to snap your fingers and be on a private island right now)? In this episode, our host Elease Dillard shares 5 ways to de-stress and avoid burnout. (If you feel burned out, these tips can also help you feel revived)! Let’s dive-in. Press play to listen. *Please Note: This content is for informational purposes and does not substitute medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult a...

Duration:00:10:07

Fear of Failure vs. Fear of Success | Overcoming Failure (pt.2)

11/15/2020
Fear of success? Is that really a thing? In this episode, our host Elease Dillard continues the conversation about overcoming failure. She chats about the fear of failure vs. the fear of success and how to break the odds and overcome those fears. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG: https://letsbreaktheodds.com/fear-of-success

Duration:00:09:54

Excellence vs. Perfection | Overcoming Failure

11/8/2020
How do you define excellence? In this episode, our host Elease Dillard chats about excellence vs. perfection and shares strategies to overcome failure. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lets.breaktheodds/ LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/break.theodds/ EPISODE NOTES & BLOG: https://letsbreaktheodds.com/overcoming-failure

Duration:00:17:57

Running a Business with Your Spouse + Healthy Marriage Tips | with Jonathan & Brittany Burke

10/23/2020
Do you have a dream or venture that you want to pursue and want to know how to present the idea to your spouse to get them on board? Do you and your spouse both have a business idea that you want to pursue together? Are you and your spouse simply busy and need some tips to maintain a healthy marriage? Friend, you’re in the right place because today’s guests share how to break the odds in your marriage. Even if you are not married or not in a relationship, this episode can still be...

Duration:00:31:42

Digital Learning/Homeschool Strategies + College Funding & Career Tips | with Elease Dillard + Jonathan & Brittany Burke

10/10/2020
To celebrate World Teacher’s Day, this week's episode features an educator and his wife who together are helping families and the community break the odds with education. Whether you are a teacher in need of some tips, a parent who needs guidance for how to make digital learning a smooth experience for your child, or a student wanting to know how to prepare yourself for college and your career—today’s episode is for you! — Joining us today is Jonathan and Brittany Burke—Founder and...

Duration:00:42:33

Your Blessing is On The Way | The Power of Perseverance

9/27/2020
Here at Break The Odds, our community is built on love and positivity where we all celebrate each other's victories along the way. During today’s episode, host Elease Dillard shares a personal victory of her own—her company The Student Navigator has been nominated for a small business award by her local Chamber of Commerce! Elease also shares a message of encouragement and hope. Press play to listen. — LET’S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thestudentnavigator LET’S...

Duration:00:12:11

How to Negotiate Working From Home + Work-Life Balance Tips | with Mariya Bentz

9/18/2020
Ever wish you could work remotely? Maybe working in a cubicle is not for you. Maybe childcare is not in the budget. Maybe you prefer the flexibility working from home brings. Friend, you are in the right place because today’s guest shares how to break the odds at work by revealing how to successfully negotiate working from home—even if no one at your job is working remotely. Yep! That’s right! She also shares some work-life balance tips! Mariya Bentz is the founder of MBM Agency,...

Duration:00:22:17