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Navigating Introversion and ADHD in Entrepreneurship: Jodi Lasky's Expert Advice

Navigating Introversion and ADHD in Entrepreneurship: Jodi Lasky's Expert Advice

Episode Summary

Virginia Purnell interviews Jodi Lasky, an entrepreneur, coach, and speaker, who shares insights on how she assists people in harnessing their strengths and overcoming obstacles. Jodi's diverse background led her to create The Introvert Founder coaching program, aimed at helping introverted entrepreneurs succeed. She discusses her journey, from working various jobs to founding companies like Analyst First and The Pride. Jodi emphasizes the importance of aligning one's natural tendencies with entrepreneurial goals and discusses strategies for introverts in networking and leadership roles. She also touches upon ADHD, explaining its relationship with introversion and how it influences entrepreneurial approaches. Throughout the interview, Jodi stresses the significance of work-life balance, setting priorities, and leveraging tools to manage time effectively. She shares her vision of turning her coaching framework into a community-based app to reach more people. The interview concludes with Jodi offering a lead magnet for listeners interested in learning more about her framework.

 

Key Questions

(01:37) So how did you get to where you are today, your entrepreneurial journey?

(03:40) How does that feel to be back?

(04:17) Would you classify yourself as an introvert?

(04:23) How were those networking events for you?

(06:53) Who is your ideal My ideal client?

(07:35) Where do you get in front of these people? How do you get in front of them so that they know who you are?

(08:22) Is there a common theme that you find that your clients are doing before they come in to see you? And then maybe a tip on how, if that applies to any of us, how we can overcome that?

(11:09) So what is a big goal that you're looking to achieve in the next year or two?

(11:53) Would you try group coaching as a stepping stone to your app or just go straight to the app?

(12:36) How would having that app affect your business?

(12:51) What do you feel is your number one roadblock for accomplishing that?

(13:29) Are there any things you have found that help be able to make that differentiation or be like, All right, right now is not work time. I'm going to focus on?

(18:39) What's the best advice you've ever given?

(19:09) Can you share with us about introversion versus extroversion and entrepreneurship?

(22:36) What about ADHD and introversion?

(26:05) Is there's anything that we haven't touched on that you would like to talk about?

(26:48) Is there anywhere else that we can go to learn more about you?

 

Jodi Lasky

Introvertfounder.com

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

https://www.twitter.com/jodilasky


Freebie: Introvertfounder.com/conundrum

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

From Engineer to Top Real Estate Agent: Gabrielle Witkin's Journey

From Engineer to Top Real Estate Agent: Gabrielle Witkin's Journey

Key Questions TimeStamp

(01:11) Can you share with us how you ended up where you are?.

(05:19) So how did you build your pipeline?

(07:49) You had mentioned that you, at least at the beginning, you were using social media, your personal channels, and stuff like that. What do you do now? Has anything changed or different between then and now with getting in front of new people?

(11:09) Who is your ideal client right now?

(12:23) With your social media, do you schedule it out, or is it just like, Oh, I need to do that, and then you just whip up something?

(15:12) Did you have any, I don't I don't want to call them fears, but reservations about doing the video aspect?

(19:12) So I'm a new client and I'm coming to you looking for a house, is there some common trends that don't necessarily serve me very well that you notice in the new people coming to you? I don't really want to say mistakes that I have.

(23:25) So what are some of your big goals the next couple years

(26:47) What do you think is the one roadblock that is stopping you from, let's say, becoming that mentor that you want to be?

(29:19) How do you do it all? Because you're a working mom. You have a little... It's not even like they're bigger where you send them away to school, let's say.

(32:53) What's the best advice that you have ever received?

(34:31) What's the best advice you've ever given?

(37:36) Is there anything that we haven't touched on that you would like to talk about?

(39:04) So not that I want to challenge what you're saying, but what about... Because you know how women tend to give, give, give, give, give So do you have, I don't want to say caveat, but advice on that part?

(41:18) Where can we go to find out more about you and what you do?

 

Episode Notes

Introduction:

- Welcome to [Podcast Name], where we explore the journeys of extraordinary individuals. In today's episode, we're joined by Gabrielle Witkin, a former engineer turned top-performing real estate agent.

- Gabrielle shares her inspiring story of transition from the world of engineering to the dynamic field of real estate, offering valuable insights and lessons along the way.

Key Points:

1. Gabrielle's Background:

  - Gabrielle holds a degree in mechanical engineering and enjoyed a successful career in the engineering industry.

  - Despite her achievements, she felt a growing desire for a career change that would better align with her passions and lifestyle goals.

2. Transition to Real Estate:

  - Motivated by her love for architecture and helping people find their dream homes, Gabrielle made the bold decision to pursue a career in real estate.

  - She discusses the challenges and uncertainties she faced during the transition period, including doubts from friends and family.

3. Building a Thriving Real Estate Business:

  - Gabrielle shares the strategies and tactics she employed to establish herself as a top-performing real estate agent.

  - From leveraging social media and networking to providing exceptional customer service, she outlines the key elements that contributed to her success.

4. Balancing Entrepreneurship and Motherhood:

  - As a mother of two, Gabrielle reflects on the challenges of balancing her thriving real estate career with family responsibilities.

  - She offers practical tips and insights for other working parents striving to achieve work-life balance.

5. The Power of Authenticity:

  - Gabrielle emphasizes the importance of authenticity in building relationships and establishing trust with clients.

  - By staying true to herself and her values, she has been able to differentiate herself in a competitive industry and cultivate long-lasting connections.

Conclusion:

- Join us next time for another inspiring conversation with remarkable individuals. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!

- Thank you to Gabrielle Witkin for sharing her incredible journey and insights with us. Until next time, stay curious and keep pursuing your passions.

Maximizing E-commerce Profits: Israa Alrawi's Expert Insights on Email Marketing & More

Maximizing E-commerce Profits: Israa Alrawi's Expert Insights on Email Marketing & More

This is an interview with Israa Alrawi, an e-commerce email marketing and deliverability specialist. She talks about her journey from a career in industrial hygiene to starting her own e-commerce store and eventually becoming an expert in email marketing and deliverability. Israa emphasizes the importance of customer service, understanding your target audience, and having a passion for your product. She also discusses her plans to start a membership program to help small businesses with email marketing and retention strategies. Israa encourages entrepreneurs to keep pushing forward and not to give up, even in the face of challenges. She also emphasizes the significance of email deliverability in e-commerce.

KEY QUESTIONS

(01:14) How did you get on this little entrepreneurial journey and end up where you are today?

(06:35) Were you set up for fast growth? Did you have systems in place and everything for that growth? Were you prepared for that growth, or was there a lot of scrambling?

(09:16) So you had enough things in place outside of the ad agency to handle that rapid growth type of thing, or do you not think it was that rapid?

(12:57) So when you moved over and started started focusing on helping business owners or e-commerce business owners with their email marketing, email deliverability, did you put the same steps in place? Where you really interviewed your market?

(16:25) So who do you love to work with?

(18:03) So how do you get in front of those people, your ideal clients?

(19:14) What are some big goals that you're looking to achieve in the next year or two?

(21:06) How would that goal change your business?

(23:19) Are there many things that you can implement through automation?

(26:33) So with you putting that membership into place and to be able to offer that for people, what do you feel like is your number one roadblock with getting that up and running and where you want it to be?

(28:07) So what's the best advice that you have ever been given?

(30:18) So on that note, is there any other advice that you'd like to give?

(32:45) Is there anything that we haven't talked about yet that you would like to share with us?

(36:00) Where can we go to learn more about you and what you do?

 

Israa Alrawi
https://www.thewinbox.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/israa-a-aa855323/
https://www.instagram.com/the_winbox/
https://twitter.com/Israa_TheWinbox

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

Changing Conversations and Making Impact: Dr. Keith McNally's Journey

Changing Conversations and Making Impact: Dr. Keith McNally's Journey

In this episode of Entrepreneur Conundrum, Virginia Purnell sits down with Dr. Keith McNally to explore his remarkable journey in the world of podcasting and his mission to bring about meaningful change. Dr. McNally is a passionate entrepreneur and podcast host who shares his experiences, challenges, and aspirations in this enlightening conversation.

Key Takeaways:

1. The Evolution of Dr. McNally's Podcasting Journey:

  - Dr. McNally delves into his podcasting journey, which began during the pandemic. He discusses the inspiration behind launching his two podcasts, "The Question Guy" and "Coach's Corner," focusing on personal transformation and professional expertise, respectively.

2. Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health:

  - Dr. McNally emphasizes the importance of addressing mental health and personal well-being, especially in the wake of the pandemic. He introduces his latest podcast, the "Envisioned Speaker's Series," which aims to change the conversation and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

3. The Impact of Authentic Conversations:

  - Virginia and Dr. McNally discuss the power of authentic conversations. They share insights into the transformative nature of their podcasting experiences and how these conversations have helped people navigate personal and professional challenges.

4. Supporting Charitable Causes:

  - Dr. McNally's ambitious goal is to raise $1 million for organizations providing psychological and mental health services. He explains how proceeds from his book, "Walking the Path: A Leader's Journey," contribute to this charitable endeavor.

5. Preparing for an Epic Hike:

  - Dr. McNally reveals his plan to hike the Appalachian Trail, a challenging 2,193-mile journey that will support his mission. He discusses his training regimen, the timeline for the hike, and the charitable aspect tied to this adventure.

Conclusion:

Join Virginia Purnell as she engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Keith McNally, a dedicated entrepreneur and podcast host, committed to making a difference in the world. Learn how he is changing conversations, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, and embarking on an epic journey to raise awareness and funds for a noble cause.

KEY QUESTIONS

(01:48) So how did you end up where you are today?

(06:03) So can people come to you to be on the Coaches' Corner, or do you reach out to them, I guess? How does that part work?

(07:07) You have that other podcast, too, right? The Envision Speaker Series?

(13:34) You mentioned that you use LinkedIn a lot in a couple of places on Facebook and that you do several podcasts. When you have that, with LinkedIn and whatever, is there a certain type of people that you're looking to reach out to and start those conversations with?

(15:10) What are a couple of big goals that you have for the next year or two.

(18:17) So when do you expect or hope to start your hike?

(19:30) How many people are you looking to go with?

(20:37) With all of these goals that you've shared with us, how would they affect your business?

(22:03) What do you feel is your number one roadblock with those goals?

(23:04) What's the best advice that you've ever received?

(29:59) What's the best advice you have ever given?

(32:19) We have covered, I think, quite a bit today, but is there anything that we haven't talked about yet that you would like to?

(33:27) So where can we find out more What about you and what you do?

Dr Keith McNally

www.drkeithmcnally.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrKeithMcNally
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkeithmcnally/

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

Raising Your Frequency for Success: Insights from Wendy Giuliano

Raising Your Frequency for Success: Insights from Wendy Giuliano

In this interview with Wendy Giuliano, she discusses her entrepreneurial journey and how she helps women connect and grow. Wendy has a background in B2B and B2C sales and left her corporate job to become an entrepreneur. She is involved with Polkadot Powerhouse and uses energy modalities like Reiki, Oracle reading cards, and a frequency device called Healy to help her clients move beyond energy blocks. She emphasizes the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone, trusting intuition, and raising one's energy frequency. Wendy also shares her thoughts on morning and nighttime routines and the benefits of gratitude and sleep. She can be found at onewendi.com for more information about her services.


KEY QUESTIONS

[00:01:40.320] How did you get to where you are today? Like, you're entrepreneurship journey?

[00:02:33.440] Who would be your ideal client?

[00:03:33.150] How do you get in front of your ideal clients?

[00:04:36.220] Do you use Polkadot Powerhouse more, I guess, for a place to network? So then you gain clients off of there for your energy work? I'm just trying to grasp more of…

[00:06:22.670] What are some big goals that you're looking to achieve in the next couple of years?

[00:07:24.440] You had a goal to have email on your list of things that you wanted to implement. Is there anything else like that that you want to implement?

[00:08:02.130] With all of this growth that you have been seeing, do you find that there's any roadblocks, or was there any roadblocks that were in your way?

[00:09:31.600] Do you have any advice on how to trust your intuition more and not so much, like you said, overwrite it with our analytical mind?

[00:12:04.800] With your energy treatments, do they have to be in person or can they be via a Zoom channel or writing you a letter and then you're treating people?

[00:13:55.750] What's the best advice that you have ever received?

[00:14:53.260] What's the best advice you've ever given?

[00:15:41.780] I think we touched on it a little bit, amplifying and harnessing our energy. I know I mentioned about amplifying our intuition or our ability to seek to recognize that. Do you have any for Our energy as well?

[00:18:03.710] We all have the wisdom to heal that's inside of us. So how do you suggest tapping into it? Because I know for me, sometimes when a body part hurts, I'm I will just ask myself, why is this hurting? And I know the first few times it took a while before I... Well, I guess I was in tune to hear what the answer was. So do you have any tips on that?

[00:20:08.350] You had mentioned before about your nighttime routine. What are some benefits of having a morning or night time routine?

[00:22:05.610] Is there anything that we haven't touched on yet that you wanted to mention?

[00:22:27.840] Where can we go to learn more about you and what you do?

Wendi Giuliano
https://www.onewendi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wendi.m.giuliano
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendigiuliano/

 

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

Anatoliy Labinskiy: Never Give Up

Anatoliy Labinskiy: Never Give Up

KEY QUESTIONS

[00:01:56.500] - Well, let's start with kind of like your backstory. How did you get to where you are today?

[00:08:20.450] - How are you able to keep going with all of those "failures" and not let all of those past failures just make you give up?

[00:10:43.150] - Can we ask what was different in that mastermind that made the difference?

[00:16:43.650] -  Who's your ideal client?

[00:21:35.150] - Do you use the same tactics to get in front of the investors as you do the brand owners?

[00:24:02.190] - What are some big goals that you're looking to achieve over the next one to two years?

[00:27:09.930] - How would those goals affect your business or change your business?

[00:29:15.170] - What do you think your number one roadblock is from achieving your goals? 

[00:30:49.870] - What is the best advice that you have ever been given - that you've ever received?

[00:32:33.810] - Do you think that there's like - could you do more of what's working? Like, hold on to it? No shiny object syndrome. Just keep your focus here. What do you think is kind of like your minimum focus? How long should I focus on this one thing for before I bring my head up or look around?

[00:38:32.550] - What's the best advice you have ever given?

[00:44:09.310] - Is there anything that we haven't touched on yet that you would like to talk about?

[00:45:44.670] - Where can we go to learn more about you and what you do?

 

Anatoliy Labinskiy

https://anatoliylabinskiy.com/
Company’s website: https://gsmgrowthagency.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/ecombyanatoliy

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatoliylabinskiy/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ecombyanatoliy

Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ecombusinessstream

 

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

Kyle Stout: how to keep email marketing alive

Kyle Stout: how to keep email marketing alive

KEY QUESTIONS

[00:00:53.690] - Can you give us a little bit of a background, like how you got to where you are today?

[00:02:37.610] - Who are your ideal clients?

[00:03:27.690] - How do you get in front of those companies?

[00:05:48.560] - What is a common factor, I don't want to call it a mistake, that your clients are doing with email, or not doing, with email marketing when they come to you?

[00:08:25.870] - What is a big goal that you're looking to achieve in the next year or two?

[00:09:34.220] - Do you have an idea of how that will go? Do you think you'll do more, let's say, automation aspect or AI aspect, or do you think it'll be bringing on more people?

[00:11:25.800] - When you get those key people and you can get them implemented, how will that change your business?

[00:12:23.510] - What do you think is a number one roadblock with that goal?

[00:15:17.040] - How do you leverage AI to improve email marketing?

[00:19:11.550] - On that advice, how could we find hidden revenue through our existing sales processes?

[00:21:47.950] - What's the best advice that you have ever received?

[00:23:38.190] - What's the best advice you've ever given?

[00:24:54.700] - Is there anything that you wanted to talk about that we haven't touched on yet?

How to Actually Live the Life You WANT with Chad Brown

How to Actually Live the Life You WANT with Chad Brown

Key Questions:

-How did you get to where you are today in this whole journey?

(12:07.286) You have an interesting thought or stance on like work-life balance. What's that?  

(18:11.214) How do you go about then? …It seems like a very fine balance, one hand balance. We'll go that way. So if you're going to...Focus on your daughter without the jeopardy of work and focus on work without the jeopardy of your daughter.  

-How do you integrate that aspect of it where you are, let's say, fully present in each situation?

(20:46.702) So who are your ideal clients?  

-What kind of people do you like to talk to? What is your ideal person to talk to and to help through all of this stuff?

(27:14.53) So how do you get in front of the entrepreneurs that want to grow and to really break free of those limitations that they may know or may not know that they have?  

-What's a big goal that you have for the next year or two that you want to achieve?  

(30:31.33) So you're 100,000 entrepreneurs, is that the number? So would that be through discovery calls or people subscribed to your YouTube channel or views? How would you base your metrics?  

-What do you feel is your number one roadblock in reaching that goal?

-What is the best advice you've ever received?

(38:09.422) So you have this concept on discipline equals freedom. Can you elaborate on that for us?  

(42:42.862) Is there anything that you wanted to touch on that we haven't yet? 

"Unveiling the Secrets of Business Growth with Jeffrey Hayzlett: Insights from a Renowned CEO and Business Celebrity"

In this podcast episode, join me as I sit down with Jeffrey Hayzlett, renowned business celebrity and CEO of C Suite Network. We dive into his journey and expertise in helping businesses grow, with his impressive track record of buying and selling over 250 businesses totaling around 25 billion in transactions.

We discuss the importance of being a trusted advisor and providing counsel based on personal experiences rather than just giving advice. Hayzlett shares valuable insights on time management, including the technique of time blocking and the principle of eliminate, delegate, or automate.

We also explore topics such as understanding your target audience, the impact of AI on the entertainment industry, and the significance of having a balanced life. Hayzlett's experiences, anecdotes, and practical advice provide valuable insights for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us in this insightful and engaging conversation on the Entrepreneur Conundrum podcast.

- Hayzlett's journey and expertise in helping businesses grow
- Emphasizing the importance of receiving counsel rather than advice
- Approach to time management and task prioritization
- Importance of creating great content and building a trusted community
- Exploring the impact of AI in various industries and the importance of staying informed

KEY QUESTIONS

00:00:40 So can you give us the info, how did you end up where you are today?

00:01:39 Are you still buying and selling businesses?

00:04:21 How do you manage your time?

00:08:27 So owning a media company, how do you get in front of your ideal avatar?

00:12:30 What mediums are working for you right now?

00:15:26 What big goals do you have?

00:16:55 Do you feel like there's a roadblock in the way of achieving that balance?

00:24:16 What's the best advice you've ever received?

00:25:56 So based on that, what's the best advice you've ever given?

00:27:17 So what problem are you solving with C suite?

00:28:46 Does that also tie in with your thoughts on having that? It's critical to have a trusted community and the support around you?

00:33:25 Do you have any advice for us on increasing the life of our content?

00:40:23 Is there something that we haven't talked about yet that you would like to?

 

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Hayzlett | Marketing & Business Consulting

 

Virginia Purnell

Funnel & Visibility Specialist

Distinct Digital Marketing

(833) 762-5336

virginia@distinctdigitalmarketing.com

www.distinctdigitalmarketing.com

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Bio of Entrepreneur Conundrum

Entrepreneur Conundrum, hosted by Virginia Purnell, is a podcast that delves into the experiences of growing entrepreneur startups as they strive to establish themselves as subject matter experts. What sets this show apart is its focus on the "average" entrepreneur, rather than the well-known internet superstars that dominate the online space. Virginia Purnell engages with these aspiring entrepreneurs who are seeking visibility in their respective markets.

With her expertise as a master funnel builder, she holds certifications as an FG Society Master Marketer, Funnelytics, and ClickFunnels Certified Partner. Leveraging her knowledge and skills, Virginia assists businesses in enhancing their online presence, increasing visibility, and driving sales.

Through the Entrepreneur Conundrum podcast, Virginia Purnell provides a platform for growing entrepreneurs to share their journeys, strategies, and insights.

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