Rita Serra (Ep.52) – Author, “Diary of a Blonde Vagabond”

May 21, 2019

Episode 52 features newly minted Author, Rita Serra! Had an incredible conversation with Rita that takes us all over the world and explores her journey traveling and writing her book of poetry.

I am always fascinated by people who can just go out on their own and travel to exotic and interesting places without thinking twice about it and Rita is certainly one of those people. Her stories about traveling to Europe and southeast Asia are incredible and excited for everyone to listen through this episode and get to know Rita a little more.

Find Rita Online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ritaontherocks/

Her Blog: https://thatblondevagabond.com/

Her Book: https://www.amazon.com/Diary-Blonde-Vagabond-Rita-Serra/dp/1095991744/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4?keywords=diary+of+a+blonde+vagabond&qid=1556710110&s=gateway&sr=8-4-fkmrnull

About Rita:

Heyyo! I’m Rita, a funky, free-spirited, often forget… Full of life, writer. This blog focuses on my escapades as a solo, female, budget traveler who lives an alternative lifestyle constantly in transit.

When I first set out into the world, I had a simple eight month trip split between Europe and Asia in mind. After about 48 hours of being in Asia I knew normalcy was forever adversary and I was destined to be a renegade revolving on the backside of reality. I decided perma-vagabond was the life for me.

If you DREAM of traveling the world but don’t think you have what it takes, think again! You don’t have to be an epic hero to travel the globe. I’m much closer to being Clark Griswold than Odysseus. Don’t believe me? Once I managed to walk 40 minutes down the street before realizing my backpack was unzipped, and when I finally did I no longer owned a raincoat. Later that same day, I left my Firkenstocks ($5 “Birkenstocks”)  behind in a different city. This brought my lost ‘n wandering soul count to five pairs of sandals in five months. Yeah…

Now that I’ve put my (probably bare) foot in my mouth, I hope I conveyed: if I can do this, anybody can.

Despite never ceasing to put the blonde in that blonde vagabond, I’ve been surviving and thriving alone, and on the road for over two years. I am chock-full of travel tips and have self-deprecating stories galore. That’s right, the laughs on me and I won’t even charge you my two cents… Oh I should probably mention, I like to pepper in puns to spice things up. So call me Hootie, because if you hold my hand, I’ll take you to the promise land.

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Erin Dimond (Ep.51) – Founder, Erin Dimond Fitness

May 14, 2019

Episode 51 features Erin Dimond, Fitness Professional and Founder of Erin Dimond Fitness. Erin is also the Co-Host of the Flow State of Mind Podcast with Jordan Dugger https://www.instagram.com/duggaesthetics/

Erin’s journey is a tremendous one for all entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, or any ‘preneurs out there. She took a personal challenge of running a half-marathon back in college and turned that into competing at fitness competitions and starting her own fitness coaching business. We talk through her journey, advice for business owners, and much more!

Books Erin recommends:

War of Art – Steven Pressfield – https://stevenpressfield.com/books/

Expert Secrets – Russell Brunson – http://www.russellbrunson.com/hi

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck – Mark Manson – https://www.amazon.com/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Counterintuitive/dp/0062457713

Find Erin Online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erindimondfitness/

Transformation Program: https://www.transform2gether.com/lets-go

Flow State of Mind Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/flowstateofmindpodcast/

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Jackie Serviss (Ep.50) – Certified Executive Coach

May 9, 2019

Episode 50 was a blast to be speaking with Certified Executive Coach, Jackie Serviss. Jackie has had quite an interesting journey throughout her life from coming up through the ranks of competitive swimming, to scaling up the corporate ladder, to having her life turned upside down by a medical diagnosis. It’s all come full circle and now she is helping other individuals see their potential and perform at their best.

Find Jackie Online:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackieserviss0728/

https://www.instagram.com/jackieserviss/

https://www.facebook.com/js.unconditioned/

https://twitter.com/JackieServiss

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Kevin Dorsey (Ep.49) – Top Sales Leader | VP of Sales at PatientPop

May 7, 2019

Excited to welcome Kevin Dorsey to the Just Get Started Podcast. Kevin has been ranked as a top Sales Leader in across the industry and is currently the VP of Sales at PatientPop. Been wanting to speak with Kevin for a while on all things sales…and of course other tangents popped up…but had a great conversation about a lot of the hot topics in sales today and I know that sales folks as well as any leaders and business owners would benefit from his insight.

Find Kevin Online:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kddorsey3

Books Kevin recommends as an avid reader and learner:

Gap Selling by Keenan – https://www.asalesguy.com/gap-selling/

Radical Candor – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Eat-Last-Together-Others/dp/1543614620

Methods of Persuasion by Nick Kolanda – https://www.amazon.com/Methods-Persuasion-Psychology-Influence-Behavior/dp/0615815650

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor – https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Psychology-Performance/dp/0307591549

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Joshua Peach (Ep.48) – Founder | Be Au Sm / Evangelist @ Dude Solutions

April 30, 2019

On Episode 48 I sit down with a great guy and someone I’ve gotten to know well over the past year, Joshua Peach. Peach is a Corporate Evangelist at Dude Solutions and shares the great message of the company across the country with many events and speaking engagements. Additionally, Peach started a movement called Be Au Sm that is swiffering the nation and bringing a positive message that is much needed in our world today.

About Peach:

Twenty-seven years ago on my 16th birthday, my mother dropped me off at the local Shaw’s supermarket to apply for a job. I landed the job of bagger/carriage wrangler and quickly learned how important customer service is to an individual’s shopping experience. The smiles and services provided by the employees were just as, if not more, important than the items on the shelf or competitive pricing the store offered. At 17 years old I was named the Employee of the Month for three months in a row. Although there have been the expected bumps in the road that two plus decades of working brings, for the most part I have carried the idea that a positive attitude can change an entire day. 

For the last fifteen years I have been a part of a dream team at Dude Solutions, Inc. I spent the first twelve years in sales, starting out as a client representative and eventually becoming a National Strategic Sales Leader. Three years ago my role transitioned and I became the first Corporate Evangelist at Dude Solutions. I have the pleasure of speaking to tens of thousands of people and the ability to attempt to make a positive impact on as many of those people as possible. Along with my speaking engagements for Dude Solutions, I am in the process of releasing a weekly podcast as well as a book titled “Be Au Sm: The Essential Elements to Kicking Ass”. 

Find Peach Online:

Website – https://beausm.com/

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuapeach/

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Mary Frances (Ep.47) – Entrepreneur | Speaker @ManicuredMeatheads

April 23, 2019

Episode 47 features Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Fitness Professional, Mary Frances…better known online as @Manicured Meatheads!

Had a wonderful chat with Mary where she walks us through some great insight on fitness and nutrition, some early adult-life troubles that helped guide her in the right direction, and her current endeavor to share her story and speak to audiences across the world about living their best life.

Find Mary Online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manicuredmeatheads/

Website: https://www.manicuredmeatheads.com/

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Gratitude…It Just Matters – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

April 16, 2019

On this One Mic session I go a bit deep on how lucky we all are to even be on this planet and have the opportunities that we do. What type of outlook do you want to take into each and every day of your life…positive or negative? A lot of that starts with gratitude.

Here is a link to that article I was referencing -> Link here

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Todd Olson (Ep.46) – Co-Founder / CEO, Pendo

April 9, 2019

One of the people on the “short list” I wanted to speak with was the Co-Founder and CEO of Pendo, Todd Olson, and was thrilled when he accepted my invitation. Todd lives right in my backyard in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina and I have been an admirer of Pendo for many years. Todd and I have some mutual connections but we’ve never had the opportunity officially meet before. I was interested to understand how he came to be a Co-Founder of Pendo, how they’ve scaled, and what lessons he learned early in life that has propelled him to this success. We cover those topics and more on this episode of the Podcast!

About Todd Olson:

Todd Olson is co-founder and CEO of Pendo, a product experience platform that helps product managers deliver successful products. Before Pendo, Olson served as VP of products at Rally Software Development which he led through its public offering.

Find Todd Online:

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddaolson/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/tolson

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Getting Started and Sticking With It – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

April 3, 2019

On this One Mic Session I talk a bit about the journey to getting started with whatever you are trying to tackle and share some insights to set you up for success early on and keep it going. I share some insights I’ve learned from over the years and from my many guests I’ve interviewed and hopefully some of the tips will be helpful for your journey.

Here is a link to the Josh Kaufman TED talk I reference -> https://youtu.be/5MgBikgcWnY

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Vulnerability Creates Opportunity – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

March 19, 2019

Pheww…My first One Mic Session is in the books. Excited to start sharing some insight and thoughts with the audience and I hope you all enjoy my perspective and have some takeaways.from this one.

If it was good, please let me know. If it is was horrible, please let me know that too!

For those that wanted to watch the Steve Jobs video where I referenced the quote from – here it is -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEiSa6_EPA&feature=youtu.be

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako 

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