Ambition, Honey & Hustle

Ambition, Honey & Hustle

By Candace Spears
How do we ambitious professionals avoid the slow-moving career and get paid for two things...1. Doing what excites us and 2. Making an impact bigger than anyone thought was possible? That’s the question and this podcast has the answers.

The journey to chasing #BiggerImpact in careers and business.

Theme song: "Growing Pains" by Darick DDS Spears
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Ep. 63 Guinea Pigs PROVE that PERSISTENCE pays
Even animals know that you don’t just give up when things don’t work. Persistence pays but you have work to do.
August 21, 2019
Ep. 62 DROOLING for Instagram CHECKOUT? Two considerations
Instagram is moving past “shopping” to “checkout.” When and if this becomes available to you what should you consider in the best interest of your biz? Also what you can do now to leverage the shift if you sell physical goods.
August 20, 2019
Ep. 61 Fixing her MONEY MINDSET grew her biz from 20K to SIX-FIGURES in 18 MONTHS [Jennifer Sneeden]
The mind is powerful and can also be limiting in growing our business. How we get the head right and how Jennifer Sneeden, Owner of Thriving Therapy Practice did it in 18 months.
August 19, 2019
Ep. 60 Your ambition and hustle MIGHT be INHERITED- Tap the SOURCE
If you can find the source of your ambition and hustle you’ll find a wealth of forever inspiration. If you’re like me a road trip trip made clear the source of my hustle and it looks like it’s in the bloodline.
August 18, 2019
Ep. 59 If you HATE the STATUS QUO, bet you’ve been HATED
Being hungry to make change, to make a difference is not always easy. When you push for more, people may look at you with disdain. But we’ll talk about one quote that brings a serious amount of energy for you to hold onto.
August 17, 2019
Ep. 58 YOUR journey, NOT your COMPANY’s should be your FOCUS.
News and allegations about a former employer paints an important lesson of where our focus should remain.
August 16, 2019
Ep. 57 What you WEAR could give you MORE BRAIN POWER
You may or may not realize that if you need to find more mental capacity, it may be hidden in your wardrobe.
August 15, 2019
Ep. 56 Part 2 - DEFINING Your IMPACT
What to avoid: Making a #biggerimpact requires that you’re clear in the impact you want to make. We’ll dig into defining your ultimate impact statement with a focus on what to avoid in part 2.
August 14, 2019
Ep. 55 Part 1-DEFINING your IMPACT
What to embrace: Making a #biggerimpact requires that you’re clear in the impact you want to make. We’ll dig into defining your ultimate impact statement with a focus on what to embrace in part 1.
August 13, 2019
Ep. 54 12 MILLION+ app downloads, DITCHED corporate life & he's bringing energy to the word "MOGUL" [Interview w/Muoyo Okume]
Breaking through the pain of corporate life, Muoyo found and built an app paradise that changed his world. He continues to make a #biggerimpact helping others build and carry out their app ambitions. Join our conversation especially if creating apps is in your plans.
August 12, 2019
Ep. 53 American Girl: A biz I WISH I BUILT
American Girl is a company with a focus on dolls, culture and experience. We’ll explore this beautiful business model and it’s interesting twists and turns.
August 11, 2019
Ep. 52 Plain and boring are a CHOICE
We have tons of options and angles when it comes to making choices. What could you sacrifice if you don’t see all angles?
August 10, 2019
Ep. 51 RANT w/ my hubby: Finding finishers, supporters, and AUTHENTICITY.
An random evening rant with my husband, (artist, producer, author, filmmaker) Darick DDS Spears on surrounding yourself with finishers finding supporters dealing with “congratulaters” and finding authenticity in the entrepreneurship game.
August 9, 2019
Ep. 50 Mastering the PERSUASIVE “No” + **GIVEAWAY**!!!
How do you say “no” in such a way that the requestor is satisfied with that answer and excited about your alternative. Plus giveaway of “Bring Your Crayons to the Office” now through August 15th!!!!!!
August 8, 2019
Ep. 49 Brand building? Go for social content CONSISTENCY
Whether building a personal brand or business brand consistency is key for awareness. We’ll dive into the why and what you can do.
August 7, 2019
Ep. 48 What would I do IF I WASN’T AFRAID
I took a look in the mirror and while denial was the first response, it was clear that fear doesn’t always show up the way we think.
August 6, 2019
Ep. 47 Taking the entrepreneur LEAP...walking by FAITH...thriving by SERVICE [Interview w/Denise Thomas]
What does it feel like and take to make the full-time entrepreneur leap? Interview with Denise Thomas, president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC.
August 5, 2019
Ep. 46 What if we learned ONE NEW THING everyday?
Learning one thing, one night that may have seemed trivial sparked and re-ignited the world of possibility for me. What if we learned something new everyday?
August 4, 2019
Ep. 45 Feeling uninspired? 2 ways to find CREATIVE headspace
Getting creative and loosening the mental constraints can be easy with a couple of quick hacks.
August 3, 2019
Ep. 44 Don’t DIE before your EXCUSES do
Change and time go hand but will your excuses or your death be the first to go?
August 2, 2019
Ep. 43 FREE marketing...go NETWORK the RIGHT way
Networking online and offline is among the best free marketing you can do...but you want to do it the right way.
August 1, 2019
Ep. 42 GIVE____ to GET _____
The concept of giving something to get something is not new but what happens when you can be super intentional?
July 31, 2019
Ep. 41 Beggars can’t be choosy
When you have eyes on big impact...super big goals...can you afford to be choosy in everything?
July 30, 2019
Ep. 40 Yes, WRITING a BOOK could change your life..the ins and outs [Interview w/ Francine Brevetti]
One book could give a huge boost to your career or business. Join the candid conversation on the ins and outs of writing a book from the award winning international journalist, author, all around writing expert, and my book editor, Francine Brevetti. 
July 29, 2019
Ep. 39 Saying YES means saying NO too
There’s a reality to saying yes that we may not fully embrace or sometimes even realize. “No” is closer than we think.
July 28, 2019
Ep. 38 “BEST and WORST US states to start a business” + why you have NO EXCUSE
New study out from WalletHub and covered by Yahoo finance around the best and worst states in the US to start a business. Where does your state fall how can you take advantage of the information and why you have no excuse.
July 27, 2019
Ep. 37 Your 9-to-5 could be PAYING you to build YOUR BRAND!
Do what you’re paid to do and do it well. But don’t miss out on the opportunity to go above and beyond the confines of the 9-to-5 and build a personal brand all while getting paid to do it.
July 26, 2019
Ep. 36 Take yourself OUT of commission
Sometimes being left with no choice but to do nothing is the greatest option. Great clarity can come with silence.
July 25, 2019
Ep. 35 The secret to making it IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT BE SUCCESSFUL
There is one concept that truly can make it impossible for us to not be successful. This concept has been taught to me by real life experience and it’s applicable to anything in life.
July 24, 2019
Ep. 34 If you’re not getting NATURAL FEEDBACK, you’re SCREWING your biz
Feedback from potential and existing customers gives you insight to drive your biz. Why it’s important and how to grab it naturally, we’ll talk about in this episode.
July 23, 2019
Ep. 33 Her career CHECKS SELFISHNESS AT THE DOOR: Nursing with purpose and without constraint [Interview w/Paulette Edmond]
Choosing to be selfless in the healthcare field, learning lessons of human collaboration, triumph through family difficulties, including raising a special needs child, and more. All while keeping a God fearing attitude to get ahead in her journey to make a #biggerimpact. In this episode, we go on a wisdom filled conversation with Paulette Edmond.
July 22, 2019
Ep. 32 You just got “INFLUENCER” status
Everybody seems to have the same definition of an influencer. But peek under the covers in your own life and I 1000% bet there’s a whole lot of influence going on and yours is probably even more meaningful.
July 21, 2019
Ep. 31 Let your everyday activities produce your BIG ideas
Your best ideas can come from your everyday activities. But there’s a role you play in making sure you capture them.
July 20, 2019
Ep. 30 Dude, where’s my energy!?!
24 hours of missing energy! Why and how to possibly take it back.
July 19, 2019
Ep. 29 PR is NOT just for the wealthy. How you can gain access for your biz and career
Public relations activity can help boost your credibility in your career and as an entrepreneur it can help bring more eyeballs to your business. Marketing gold. You can get started on this path for free. PR isn’t just for the people who can afford an agent.
July 18, 2019
Ep. 28 Daddy’s words: “You don’t know you're sleep until you wake up”
This one line spoken by my father to a room of people jolted their reality and mine too how you can run with it we’ll talk about in this episode.
July 17, 2019
Ep. 27 In your biz 3 groups of activity BUT 1 needle mover for GROWTH
Our business is filled with activities. But do you know which activities will actually fuel your growth. In this episode we’ll look at getting organized around activity for growth.
July 16, 2019
Ep. 26 She fired her boss, survived depression and instant motherhood to live her life fully as an "edupreneur" [Interview w/Rahkal Shelton]
Rahkal Shelton...being born into violence on the south side of chicago to a drug addicted parent, growing up in poverty and being a first generation college grad, landing the dream job publishing a book, dealing with multiple deaths and becoming an instant mom of two, she pushes through fearlessly and has now fired her employer to continue her #biggerimpact journey to inspiring others.
July 15, 2019
Ep. 25 Just “say what you want to say”
Direct and frank communication is important in life and business but natural or learned?
July 14, 2019
Ep. 24 1 of 10 pins knocked down...go CELEBRATE!
A bowling game and our career have a lot in common. Are you celebrating your wins no matter how small?
July 13, 2019
Ep. 23 A case of the two “What if‘s”
There are two “what if’s” we can reflect on. One of them indicates we never took action. The other indicates we absolutely took action. How to determine the difference and what you can do about it we’ll explore in this episode.
July 12, 2019
Ep. 22 Your career is like a bad wedding gift… it can be repackaged
Just like any gift your career can be repackaged based on skills and experiences you already have. We’ll talk about how you use what you have today to get what you want tomorrow.
July 11, 2019
Ep. 21 Google hack: How to know if you’re selling something people want
Google is useful for more than your personal searches and will help you figure out if there’s interest in your product or service.
July 10, 2019
Ep. 20 Cannabis career change? Odds of success are high
New insights from Glassdoor and Fortune’s Anne Fisher on what’s happening from the cannabis industry career perspective.
July 9, 2019
Ep. 19 Cherrypick your biz opportunities
To pick or not pick that business opportunity. Plus do you even have opportunities to pick from? We will talk about having focus and or setting a different course of action for your business opportunities.
July 8, 2019
Ep. 18 Cut my locs!?!? Letting go of holdbacks
Holding onto the old stuff can often times keep us from getting to the new nitty-gritty stuff we really desire. In this episode we’ll talk about how something as simple as hair can be as big as changing your mind in your world.
July 7, 2019
Ep. 17 SHUT UP mom guilt
Working mothers often feel a layer of guilt. Now add in working mothers at a 9-to-5 plus budding entrepreneurs and what do you get... a pile of guilt garbage. We’ll look at three ways to ditch the problem.
July 6, 2019
Ep. 16 Everybody knows your salary! One startup’s amazing company culture
Company cultures vary far and wide. At Buffer this start up has got a company culture I love!
July 5, 2019
Ep. 15 Independence day! What does your freedom look like?
Fourth of July, yes, it’s good reflection time for US independence but how about you? We’ll talk about a quick exercise to help you keep your freedom in view and aligned with your actions.
July 4, 2019
Ep. 14 “Stop living someone else’s life.”
A Steve Jobs’ quote gives perspective to the life wasting action or inaction we may be taking and how having a plan can help.
July 3, 2019
Ep. 13 Opportunity overwhelm? Go old school and go automate.
Old school and new school tricks to reduce overwhelm in tackling all the opportunities on your list.
July 2, 2019
Ep. 12 Choosing to change lives after divorce [Interview w/ Gabrielle Hartley]
How does one go from divorce attorney, to broadening that impact speaking around the nation on radical self care and choosing to help people through painful situations? Interview with Gabrielle Hartley, divorce attorney, mediator, coach, author and speaker.
July 1, 2019
Ep. 11 Does the hustle get tiring?
The hustle is real and can get tiring. We talk about keeping perspective while you’re on the move.
June 30, 2019
Ep. 10 Say “goodbye” to living for the weekend
Living for the weekend is usually a sign we’re not spending enough time on the things that fulfill us. Let’s ban this phrase today with three steps to turn it all around.
June 29, 2019
Ep. 09 Favorite quote to turn fear into fuel
Good quotes can do a lot: motivate, inspire, and in this case give you an amazing desire to crush fear all together. We’ll talk about my favorite quote for killing fear and why it works every time.
June 28, 2019
Ep. 08 Burned out millennials jumping ship and asking “why?”
Everyone should ask why in their career. One generation is asking “why?”at a rapid rate. Millennials are choosing to leave the 9 to 5 for a change of pace and freedom!
June 27, 2019
Ep. 07 Entrepreneurs + Autism + Popcorn = Good biz
Popcorn and entrepreneur challenge: Make profits...grow your impact.
June 26, 2019
Ep. 06 Morning routine to find TIME for the hustle
How I make the most of the morning and other times of the day to reach my bigger impact.
June 25, 2019
Ep. 05 “I want to help people” my kiddo’s mission
A 5 year old’s ambition to serve others, mixed with a little silliness :)
June 24, 2019
Ep. 04 Sometimes your offer is for you?
Sometimes the people we want to serve and impact bear a striking resemblance to someone we know very well ;)
June 23, 2019
Ep. 03 Stare eyes: The power of focus
What my 7 year old taught me about about the power of focus.
June 22, 2019
Ep. 02 Holding back cheats others
Why constraining our impact hurts other people!
June 21, 2019
Ep. 01 The backstory of my career crusade
Why even start this podcast? My story behind the intense focus to help with life changing careers.
June 20, 2019
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