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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.

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S2 Ep. 7 A Billionaire's Executive Chef turned Full-time Mompreneur [w/ Camille Joy]

Ambition, Honey & Hustle

S2 Ep. 7 A Billionaire's Executive Chef turned Full-time Mompreneur [w/ Camille Joy]

Ambition, Honey & Hustle

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S2 Ep. 20 Pouring Heart & Soul into Social Entrepreneurship [w/ Annie Boyd-Ramirez]
You MATTER. Believe me...you matter. And this isn’t a pep talk. It’s reality.  There’s a reason the flight crew instructs you to put on your mask before helping anyone else.  If we don’t address our own state of being and need, it's hard to be of service to others consistently. And when you pour your heart and soul into an entrepreneurial baby, you have to have a way to replenish yourself so you can continue to nurture further.  My guest on the Ambition, Honey & Hustle podcast, Annie Boyd-Ramirez, Co-founder and executive director of Programa Velasco talked about that very thing.  And for this season finale, what a special treat, this fellow entrepreneur also happens to be my college roommate!!! For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
34:39
October 5, 2020
S2 Ep. 19 Creating the "Family Economy" [w/ Ann Sieg]
 It was like she lifted the words right from my heart to her lips.  I'm talking about Ann Sieg, Founder and CEO of eCommerce Business School.  She and I had a conversation, that literally had me shifting in my seat because the resonance was so strong. Shifting your perspective, not only relative to realities of the COVID world we live in, but also the power of creating a family economy through business ownership.  Family economy...self-sustaining...yes..yes...yes...here for that all day.  The author of some of the most widely read books in the world on how to get new customers and prospects to come to you, Ann Sieg is considered one of the pioneers of attraction marketing. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
37:05
September 28, 2020
S2 Ep.18 From designing for Tyler Perry to designing for the WORLD [w/ Monica Allen]
 How many times have you said to yourself, "I'm so ready to be done."   Or maybe even typed up your resignation notice and have it just waiting in that special folder on your desktop to whip out at an uncertain date in the future?  Been there, and my guest on the show today, Monica Allen has too. Monica is a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses in the Westside Atlanta area. She is co-owner of Allen Professional Graphics Group and Deuce Equity Group with her husband Ethan King. She is also the founder and CEO of Monica Allen Interiors.   Allen Professional Graphics Group is a full service graphic design firm owning the brands Zeus’ Closet, stuff4GREEKS.com, and FratBrat.com.  From being given office space for their business by Tyler Perry in their early years to her and her husband creating design that now reaches around the world, in all of that, there were decision points.   At some point you may cross that corp life vs. paying the bills scenario, but what to do next and how to lay a successful path, we're talking about that on the show. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
39:34
September 21, 2020
S2 Ep. 17 Seeing the work you do as both ART and RESPONSIBILITY [w/ DJ Higgins]
 Failure is freeing! Yelling that from the mountaintops!  See...so much learning is tied up in the things we fail at and as entrepreneurs, baby... failure is a part of the process of bringing success and value to the world.  On the show today, I had this very conversation with DJ Higgins. DJ is an award-winning filmmaker and university educator, having produced such thought-provoking films as Meet Mario, and Pasquales Magic Veal. All of his films take a conscious responsibility for what shows up on the screen.   We’ve each had our fair share of failures, and we'll both tell you this...what comes out on the other side is yours to benefit from. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
42:44
September 14, 2020
S2 Ep. 16 Falling into Entrepreneurship and Growing to LOVE Independence [w/ Colleen Falk]
MINDSET IS EVERYTHING. And while it's the one we easily brush off in favor of pretty websites, must have lead magnets, "perfectly" priced offerings, and a hustle of a day prospecting. It is your best friend or your worst enemy, believe me from entrepreneurial experience on both sides of the coin.  My dear friend, Colleen Falk, entrepreneur, educator, and consultant knows all about it, and we're digging in on that very thing.  She has been an Entrepreneur, Educator and an Organizational Consultant for over 30 years.  Her philosophy of being a change agent whether you are an Entrepreneur, Student, Organization, or Friend has been her driving force throughout her life.    Living in Bemidji MN with her husband of 39 years and her 2 beautiful daughters who have given her 7 grandchildren and 2 awesome son-in-law’s, has fueled her fire!  Her toolbox brings her expertise in processes that help communicate and develop a plan for change, helping people and organizations succeed.  Understanding the challenges people need to face, preparing properly for the change and carrying the crucial implementation phase through to a successful conclusion are critical goals. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
39:29
September 7, 2020
S2 Ep. 15 A young passion turned 21+ location legacy [w/ Hayley Henning]
Hayley Henning, CEO and founder of Characters.io, and I are having that very conversation about traveling the entrepreneurial journey at scale and her 21 location scale-up.  After starting Characters.io in 2008 at age 19, she took the concept from a single location to a successful 21-location franchise that performs thousands of events nation-wide, most recently pivoting into the virtual space as a result of COVID-19. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
32:43
August 31, 2020
S2 Ep. 14 Do business...YOUR way [w/Cassandra Govan]
 Alright, imagine this...put a clone of your products and service right next to you. Same programs, similar offerings. Does that make you just another business selling the same 'ol thing...unable to compete, commodity like? Heck no, not if you interject the piece that no one can duplicate...YOU.  You and your experiences can be a strikingly powerful business advantage. Of course, you have to be willing to utilize it. We're talking about that on the show today with Cassandra Govan, the Fit’n’Fab Coach Cass, Health & Wellness Consultant, CEO of Dema Agency Consultants, LLC, and Founder of the SuperME Coaching Programs.  She lived her professional life as a façade and after almost two decades of being in this industry, finally broke those chains and shifted her focus to mind, body, and health acceptance and tolerance which eventually led to real freedom within her.  This change came from her creating and going through her own Body Development Success Plan; the same plan she encourages leaders and employees to experience.  Because of this personal shift, she's helping employers & CEOs and Entrepreneurs & employees, all over the globe, have it ALL by following her formula of Better behaviors + Better bodies = Better businesses. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
34:59
August 24, 2020
S2 Ep. 13 How do you really spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S? [w/Justin Aldridge]
 Justin Aldridge is life and online business coach who helps ambitious, heart-centered people create and scale their online, passion-based businesses so they can quit their 9:00 - 5:00 and make the income and impact they desire.  Growing up, he had a hard time fitting in. He was the “different” kid and hated that about himself. However, later in life, he realized that being different was actually his greatest gift because it meant that he was standing in my power.  But, like my people, I lost touch with that inner truth and started going through the motions of life. Although he was highly successful by everyone else’s standards on the outside, he was battling himself on the inside. He struggled with depression and almost lost his marriage and life.  An experience where he was holding his newborn daughter and thinking about having a conversation with her about chasing her dreams completely changed his life. Following that experience, he created The UNCOMMON Life movement. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
35:02
August 17, 2020
S2 Ep. 12 Finding your voice while in corporate [w/ High Key Woke Interview]
 The women who dare to impact in a bigger way, that describes my guests on the show, Sheunopa and Symone, the co-hosts of High Key Woke podcast.  Highkey Woke Podcast is a safe space for Nopa and Mone along with their counterparts to discuss all things corporate America, the Culture, and Politics and how these three components relate to and/or influence the Black experience.   Naturally being co-workers first, they would vent to each other about their day to day responsibilities and experiences they encountered being Black in the workplace. Those discussions evolved from initially just being about work to also being about their worlds outside of work.   They figured that if they were having these discussions between the two of them, why not take their dialogue broader. For show notes and bonus, resources visit Candacespears.com
27:16
August 10, 2020
S2 Ep. 11 Knowing when to pivot [w/ PJ Taie]
 A few years ago, my guest on the show, PJ Taie, decided to build the best video monetization platform on the market. A platform for users to build their own Netflix, but not limited to entertainment. In 2014, he put an amazing team together and launched Uscreen; now the world’s leading video monetization platform. Today Uscreen is home to over 10,000 video creators who use their platform to distribute and sell their videos online and through OTT (over-the-top) devices. Who is PJ?  PJ is a video monetization expert obsessed with creating a profitable space for creators, instructors, and educators. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
28:49
August 3, 2020
S2 Ep. 10 Pushing past doubt, dissent and the 9 to 5 [w/ Nancy Solomon]
 Every day is not roses on an entrepreneurial journey. And some days are a field of roses, lilacs, and exotic flowers. But what is for certain is that the journey as a whole is beautiful if you can stay connected to your "why."  See it's in being connected to your "why" that you get the perspective shift. A "tough day" becomes "a day filled with learning on how to course correct." An "amazing day" is "a day filled with fuel and a proven path on how to grow your impact like wildfire."  A fellow champion of women's professional and business success joins me on the show, Nancy D. Solomon. Founder and CEO of The Leadership Incubator, Nancy has over 25 years of experience executive coaching, counseling, and training mid-level managers to CEOs.  As an expert in the field of human potential, Nancy has inspired thousands of people to remove their barriers to personal and professional success. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
32:22
July 27, 2020
S2 Ep. 9 What looks like defeat might be opportunity [w/ Ana Reyes]
 Let's be real, at one point or another you've probably looked at a situation you were facing and felt low. Felt like you had lost a battle before you could even begin to fight. We've all been there at some point. But what if that moment we recall, was our last...ever. And last, because we understood that the experience of the situation is all about perspective: "Was it defeat in that moment or was it an opportunity for gigantic growth?"  My guest on the show is a fiery woman that knows about adjusting perspective. Her name...Ana Kevelin Reyes.  Ana is an Amazon #1 best-selling author, an influential speaker, New Thought Leader, Self-Mastery Coach and a mother who shares her own life experiences to empower and encourage others to take control of their situations, and breakthrough challenges that at one time seemed insurmountable. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
43:48
July 20, 2020
S2 Ep. 8 Buying a franchise to buy freedom [w/ Meg Schmitz]
Meg Schmitz, Franchise Guru or self-proclaimed cross between an executive recruiter, wealth manager and therapist is a champion for leaping out of the comfort nest.  Thirty years ago, Meg owned a Great Clips franchise in the Greater Chicago area. She then grew that to two, three, and ultimately five locations in eleven years.  Her reputation of success grew as her Great Clips achieved steady growth with low turnover. She received a fantastic offer for her five-unit business, which she accepted. She then walked away with generous compensation, armed with almost two decades of lessons learned in her journey of franchise ownership.   As her professional network grew with board memberships at noteworthy organizations, her next steps were clear. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
35:54
July 13, 2020
S2 Ep. 7 A Billionaire's Executive Chef turned Full-time Mompreneur [w/ Camille Joy]
I can't say it enough when you're called to do more, either you listen and act or you turn a deaf ear. Now imagine that you yourself have come through a rollercoaster of life experiences and came out victoriously on the other side. And oh not to mention, you know there are millions of people, women in particular who could be victorious if they knew how you came through your transformation. Would you feel the obligation to serve and show up in a bigger way?   Camille Joy, mompreneur and podcaster, is a voice of hope to the brokenhearted mommy. She comes to shine a ray of light into dark places through simply spreading the love of Jesus and the Joy of the Lord. Her desire is to be hope for broken mothers And you feel every piece of this through her podcast, Moments of Joy. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
30:07
July 6, 2020
S2 Ep. 6 Cross-Pollinating: Leadership & Entrepreneurship [w/ Tony Jalan]
 Leadership isn't always the first word that comes to mind when you think about entrepreneurship. But it's funny because a mix of the two makes for a dynamic and winning combination. Tony Jalan, leadership development coach and sales leader, joins me for a conversation on intermixing the two, and the power it brings to bear.  Growing up with little means in North Dakota, and the oldest of 9 children, his parents instilled a disciplined work ethic from a young age and learned that excuses were off the table. A certified John C. Maxwell performance coach and trainer, Tony also spearhead the growth in a sales division at Heartland Payment Systems from $300,000 per year into a multi-million dollar enterprise in less than three years and counting, plus been able to promote over a dozen people into leadership positions. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
41:34
June 29, 2020
S2 Ep. 5 Boobs, Innovation & Partnership [w/ Joani DiCampli]
A partnership can start off blissfully then sour. But when you have an in-demand product that's combined with a greater human purpose, nothing can stop your train of impact. My guest on the show today, Joani DiCampli,  has been through these trenches. Joan is the Creator and founder of Boobalicious Breast Deodorant. One hot summer day in July 2012 she was assisting a customer as an employee at a boutique and she had that awful boob sweat not to mention an odor, which never happened before. Mortified at that moment she said to one of her co-workers... "there should be a boob deodorant and I am going to make one and call it Boobalicious!"  For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
27:07
June 22, 2020
S2 Ep. 4 Race, Entrepreneurship and Fosterhood [w/ Kevin Hofmann]
Entrepreneurship takes many forms, and possess many characteristics, but when you get passion fueled by experience in the color of your skin, and your parental origin, your "why" resonates. My guest on the show Kevin Hofmann, Author of  Growing up Black in White, know, feels, and serves others with these same characteristics along his own entrepreneurial journey.  By the time he turned 2 years old, Kevin Hofmann had survived an abortion, been given away by his mother, adopted by a family of another race, and woke up to a burning cross in his front yard.  Kevin was born in Detroit in August 1967 two weeks after the riots that changed that city forever. It was out of these amazing circumstances his life and purpose began. It is out of these experiences he tells his story; a story of struggle and joy, pain and passion, and most of all hope.  Kevin presently works with K-12 and universities in the area of inclusion. From such a unique world view Kevin works with schools to create a place where ALL kids can thrive. For show notes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
37:05
June 15, 2020
Ep. 278 The fortune is in the FOLLOW-UP...What’s your plan?
[Interview w/ Tamara Burkett] We’ve probably all heard that statement… “The fortune is in the follow up,” but what does it look like, feel like, and how should we be leveraging technology to get there. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com recorded live at Darick Books. (Darickbooks.com)
23:53
June 14, 2020
S2 Ep. 3 Data, Hedge Funds & Entrepreneurship [w/ Alexander Fleiss]
Playing with data and numbers and finding a way to turn it into a business. That's what my guest on the show has done. Large amounts of data, and large amounts of cash all mixed together with a side of education. And the education piece is not to be missed, because of the importance of paying forward what you have learned and surrounding yourself with people who can educate you, that is vital for my guest, Alexander Fleiss. He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Alexander founded RebellionResearch.com. The Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Robo Advisor, after 8 years of working for mutual funds and hedge funds. For show notes and bonus, resources visit Candacespears.com
41:16
June 8, 2020
S2 Ep. 2 Breaking free from 9 to 5 [w/Tristan Layfield]
Tristan Layfield, who you may remember from season one is back, and this time he's fully his own boss having broke free from the 9 to 5. He is a career coach and resume writer that has helped over 450 people leverage their value to transition their careers. With his work featured in major publications such as Black Enterprise, The Muse, and more. Tristan is on a mission to empower job seekers by building professional brands that effectively communicate their value and attract their ideal jobs and employers. Rooted in personal leadership and self-advocacy, the services he offers take a holistic approach to completely transform his client’s mindset and job search processes. For shownotes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
40:45
June 1, 2020
S2 Ep. 1 Freedom is Mental [w/ Beatrice Dixon]
When she was younger, Beatrice Dixon suffered with bacterial vaginosis for eight months. One night, an ancestor gave her the ingredients to heal herself in a dream. From that insightful dream, she created the formula for a healthy, clean feminine wash. In 2014, Dixon launched The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine hygiene line created with a goal to provide women with a healthy alternative to feminine care that is free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens and sulfates. The rest is history. For shownotes and bonus resources visit Candacespears.com
41:59
May 25, 2020
Ep. 300 The 300 day hustle for life change (Season Finale)
300 days of consecutive podcasting. What unfolded on the journey and how it feels to be at the destination. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com. Season two will be returning as a weekly podcast in late May.
29:38
April 15, 2020
Ep. 299 Guest Appearance: She's Called & Confident
On the eve of the 300th episode, it's nice to take a cruise back to a conversation with another ambitious and God fearing woman and reflect on the journey. Guest appearance on the She’s Called and Confident podcast with Yolanda King. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
24:38
April 13, 2020
Ep. 298 No work...mini downtime...kid moments
A spare of the moment conversation with one of my daughters led me to grab some downtime and just talk about the future. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:22
April 13, 2020
Ep. 297 Are you the CAPTAIN of the ship?
You’re on this entrepreneurial journey to build a life you love. Are you staying in control of how this ship navigates? For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:06
April 12, 2020
Ep. 296 A closed mind doesn’t get FED
A lot can happen when we open our minds to possibility. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
07:18
April 10, 2020
Ep. 295 Have you figured out this SALES thing?
Sales is the lifeline in your business. As obvious as that is, we all have room to assess our process in that arena. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
12:57
April 9, 2020
Ep. 294 What our responsibility as a LEADER looks like
One voice in a group discussion, cemented the fact that we have some heavy responsibility through this crisis and after this crisis. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:29
April 8, 2020
Ep. 293 Carrying UNANTICIPATED BAGGAGE?
All it took was a toy car, three little girls, a walk, and pouring rain to show that it’s super easy to carry some things with us that we don’t need. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
07:22
April 7, 2020
Ep. 288 Hidden OVERWHELM and hidden SUPER POWERS
Overwhelm and lack of use of your gifts and talents may be highly connected to each other. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:44
April 7, 2020
Ep. 292 The business of music...an ARTIST'S HUSTLE
[Interview w/ Allison Schweitzer] The career of a musician can have plenty of twists and turns, at the top of the list...getting paid fairly in this business. We're talking about owning your talent as an artist and the role society play's is supporting that ownership with an entrepreneur, Allison Schweitzer who has built a business around doing that very thing. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
24:21
April 6, 2020
Ep. 291 What’s your REASON to CELEBRATE?
A recent event in my podcast journey, caused me to think about celebration, and I bet you have a reason to celebrate too! For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
05:24
April 6, 2020
Ep. 290 ONE thing to SIMPLIFY life right NOW
If you are a parent, a working parent no less, building a business, amongst a day job, and trying to run the household, there is one thing that may help simplify things. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:40
April 4, 2020
Ep. 289 One way to ditch the fear of LIVE VIDEO
Live video is so powerful for increasing visibility but it can also be so scary! For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
07:16
April 4, 2020
Ep. 287 LEAN into your emotion right now
If done with thought, really leaning into what you’re feeling right now, during this crisis will give you tremendous insight and perhaps a path forward. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:17
April 2, 2020
Ep. 286 First day of FULL-TIME entrepreneurship
What was that first Monday like? I walk through it and challenge you to think about the same. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:54
April 1, 2020
Ep. 285 CONTENT creation is simply COMMUNICATION
[Interview w/ Andy Weins] Without a doubt being able to provide valuable content is a game changer in your business. But what if it was so much simpler than we think? For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
21:44
March 30, 2020
Ep. 284 Are the LOCAL NETWORKING walls tumbling down?
There were many advantages, depending on your business to doing business locally… How has that changed with COVID-19? For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
05:15
March 29, 2020
Ep. 283 Is a BUSINESS BESTIE a LEGIT thing?
Best friends in business? Is this real? Is this necessary? Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:34
March 28, 2020
Ep. 282 Are you WAITING and WATCHING or ACTING and SERVING?
With all that’s going on with COVID-19 it’s easy to be glued to the news. If you’re glued there, what aren’t you doing? For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:35
March 27, 2020
Ep. 281 Who INSPIRES you?
Those that inspire us likely also share our values. I’ll share my top four inspirations and how it moves me to action. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:15
March 27, 2020
Ep. 280 When you OWN your time and talent, WILL YOU SHOW UP?
I was struck by a video that made me challenge my authenticity as a full-time entrepreneur. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:22
March 25, 2020
Ep. 279 The BEAUTY of REMOTE WORK
Remote work by all its many names can be beautiful. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:17
March 25, 2020
Ep. 277 How to avoid SUCCESS TRAPS
Being distracted by the ultimate impact you can make by success traps working in a 9 to 5 is an often overlooked but often present thing. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
09:30
March 23, 2020
Ep. 276 INNOVATION in CRISIS: Quotes of inspiration to #DITCHTHEBOX
Words to spark your innovation and draw out your creativity in this time of crisis. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:43
March 22, 2020
Ep. 275 INNOVATION in CRISIS: PIVOT or PERSEVERE
Change course or stay the course?All considerations to make not only at this time but at any time. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:13
March 20, 2020
Ep. 274 INNOVATION in CRISIS: Consider PARTNERS
You will find sometimes that your innovation can be in the filling a gap or partnering to come up with new solutions. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
04:53
March 20, 2020
Ep. 273 INNOVATION in CRISIS: Play the SHORT and LONG Game
In times of crisis like what we’re facing with COVID-19 we have to play two sides of the game. And who knows where those roads will lead. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
05:18
March 19, 2020
Ep. 272 RANT: What can YOU control?
As an entrepreneur… As a business owner… Yes, there are some things that are out of your control with COVID-19 but there’s a lot, that’s in your control and waiting for you to take action on. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:36
March 17, 2020
Ep. 271 AFFIRM IT! Your words and your success live TOGETHER
[Interview w/ Dante Harmon] Affirmations are statements that I like to call “declarative words of intention.“ My guest on the show today, Dante Harmon knows all about the power of words and how affirmation affects success outcomes. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
28:11
March 16, 2020
Ep. 270 The self-employed winning HEALTH insurance selection!
The big question of “how will I afford health insurance as a full-time entrepreneur?“ Since this is a hot topic, let’s talk about what I finally chose and why for my family. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:38
March 16, 2020
Ep. 269 Kids home....school cancelled...PRODUCTIVITY?!?!
COVID-19 has kids home unexpectedly! How you might deal with this and still try to be productive. That is the question. For show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
10:20
March 15, 2020
Ep. 268 ACTION inspiration on the last day of a 9-to-5
Self reflection on the last year has signs pointed toward action. Let’s explore some wise words. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:17
March 14, 2020
Ep. 267 One way to learn a NEW industry FAST
If you want to grab that vision you see, but you can’t quite see the way there, there is one thing that will help you get there faster than anything else. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
05:19
March 13, 2020
Ep. 266 What we NEED as entrepreneurs on the constant
Entrepreneur life is not always sunshine and rainbows. Through all of this there’s one thing that we need constantly on the journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
05:54
March 11, 2020
Ep. 265 The starting a new business...FIRST move series
Once you already have an idea of where you want to go with a business, your challenges become directed at getting it off the ground… Sales, operations, etc. But what about when you want to start a business but have no idea what business to start or what next steps to take first… Different issue to tackle. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:22
March 10, 2020
Ep. 263 The SOCIAL NETWORKING how to series
Networking is huge for your entrepreneurial journey...meeting people getting connected beyond what they do to understand how you can provide them value. Let’s talk about how you connect online as well as the off-line you maybe use to. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:21
March 10, 2020
Ep. 264 Making partnerships work in BUSINESS and LOVE
[Interview w/ John and Orianna Sells] Business has its own level of complication at times. Now, take business and layer on the complexities of love… Things can get interesting. We’ll talk about the intertwine of love and business and what it looks like to make the venture together successful. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
25:29
March 9, 2020
Ep. 262 Defining characteristics of the AMBITIOUS
If you identify with being ambitious there are some characteristics that should be in tow, and one thing in particular that you can use as a measuring stick to see what level of ambition you’re on. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:27
March 8, 2020
Ep. 261 A MUST DO when becoming a FULL TIME entrepreneur
Going from an employee to a full fledge full-time entrepreneur, there is an important step to consider and it’s easy to miss. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:54
March 7, 2020
Ep. 260 Choose how you will publish DAILY content to build an audience
An active and engaged audience will do a lot to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. It should be a foundational ground on your path to full-time entrepreneurship. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:54
March 6, 2020
Ep. 259 Social media alert! Twitter testing “Fleets”
There has been one phenomenon that almost all the social networks have jumped on. Now, it’s Twitter’s turn. Let’s talk about it and its impact to your business.
07:21
March 5, 2020
Ep. 258 The UPS and DOWNS of being a MOMMY and running a business
Yay… Mommy to the rescue when needed. Business woman on a dime. To the outside, sometimes being a mom and running a business looks very “bat girlish.” Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
09:50
March 4, 2020
Ep. 257 Doing LESS to gain MORE: Your brand, health, and business
[Interview w/ AJ Adams] It’s not enough to have a brand if it doesn’t yield fruit from your labor. It’s not enough to run a successful business if your health is in shambles. All these things work together to get us to a place of domination as entrepreneurs, and my guest on the show fellow entrepreneur, AJ Adams, knows this to be true. For show notes bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
22:27
March 2, 2020
Ep. 256 Coronavirus and sick leave: What kind of employer do you want to be?
Reading the headline of one article, was enough to make me reflect on the type of employer I want to be. More than reflection, it provided motivation. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:39
March 2, 2020
Ep. 255 I tried a co-working space AND…
I took a couple trips to co-working spaces and the energy… Boy oh boy the energy… There’s something to be said about physically surrounding yourself with others on a journey. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:50
March 1, 2020
Ep. 254 How to balance external forces on you with ambitious life reality
Outside forces have some level of opinion about how your life is lived. Deciphering through it, knowing when to absorb feedback, and when to throw it away, are all important for your journey. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
07:45
February 29, 2020
Ep. 253 One amazing way to NETWORK on Twitter
There’s a lot of deep conversations happening on Twitter. Anywhere there is deep conversation, networking opportunity is in the midst. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:36
February 28, 2020
Ep. 252 The first “NO” I’d say in a new business
Starting a business there are tons of avenues you can travel, heck that’s true of just being an entrepreneur in general. But the roads we don’t travel could be just as helpful to our success. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
05:52
February 27, 2020
Ep. 251 UNCONVENTIONAL but INSPIRING workspaces
One thing that that’s always been a challenge for me is status quo and that goes for my workspaces as much as anything. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
08:52
February 25, 2020
Ep. 250 Don’t listen to your GUT! Your business deserves better.
[Interview w/ Dr. Gleb Tsipursky] Ever felt like you knew the right decision to make? Like you couldn’t quite put your finger on it but your gut told you it was the right thing to do? Well those decisions can sometimes end in disasters. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
26:19
February 24, 2020
Ep. 249 Top 3 MINDSET KILLERS
We know our mindset rules the world but what about when you’re trying to have a great one and someone or something keeps feeling like it’s a roadblock. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:44
February 24, 2020
Ep. 248 mommy and daughter time… Hello TIK TOK
I take mommy and daughter time when I can get it. And I’ll tell you, I’ve learned that following the girls technology passions has led to some fun weekend mornings on TikTok. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:38
February 23, 2020
Ep. 247 Are you an entrepreneur with a TIMESHEET?
Having a time sheet and being entrepreneur may sound contradictory but there is value in recognizing where you’re spending your time. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:49
February 22, 2020
Ep. 246 Three ways to NETWORK on INSTAGRAM
The third installment in our networking series… We will focus on Instagram
08:45
February 21, 2020
Ep. 245 The FIRST product/service I’d offer in a new business
So you’re raising up a brand new business, and a new one for the first time. Here is what I’d attack, first. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
04:44
February 20, 2020
Ep. 244 Playing MUSIC while you work… more productive?
Sometimes that extra productivity boost you need feels out of reach. But let’s talk about our friend music and the role it may play in getting stuff done. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
08:17
February 19, 2020
Ep. 243 BREAKING the patterns that keep you BROKE in your business
[Interview with Ann Bellow] we’re in our own way, and when it comes to business, we can have some crazy distractions and patterns and if not addressed will keep us broke. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
34:51
February 17, 2020
Ep 242 What’s your REACTION when asked about your biz?!?!??
Have you ever been asked, “so what do you do?“ But your brain flip through a Rolodex of words and emotions trying to describe your business? Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:10
February 16, 2020
Ep 241 PLAY DATES for the kids can be NETWORKING for you
There is an opportunity for you to think about those endless play date requests as networking for you. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:23
February 16, 2020
Ep. 240 To work or not to work for FREE
There may be a time and place for free work. Find show notes and wellness resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:50
February 15, 2020
Ep. 239 three ways to NETWORK on LINKEDIN
Here’s the second installment in the networking on social media series. We’ll focus on LinkedIn. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
10:45
February 14, 2020
Ep. 238 The FIRST collaboration I’d do in a NEW BUSINESS
Collaborations are powerful in growing a business. Let’s talk about quick ways to use collaboration to give a jump to your business
09:29
February 13, 2020
Ep. 237 Two historical BLACK FEMALE #entrepreneurs that inspired each other
It’s black history month, but as a black woman, every day is like history month as it is so important regardless of what your culture or ethnicity that you learn from and be inspired by the past. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:47
February 12, 2020
Ep. 236 INNER WORK sparks GROWTH in your business
[Interview w/Lucy Liu] Being good enough, throwing away the frustration, growing our business starting with the inside, my guest Lucy Liu has dealt with all of these things. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
23:16
February 10, 2020
Ep. 235 Your kiddo is recording your MINDSET
Your young children are always watching you. So if that’s true, we should be alert to everything including our mindset and know that it is being recorded by their little minds.
06:46
February 9, 2020
Ep. 234 Another KIDPRENEUR biz...MASSAGES!
Another young entrepreneur on the move. We just completed another kid venture, this time in the massage space. How it came to be, and what execution looked like, will get into on this episode. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
06:30
February 8, 2020
Ep. 233 A HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT will help your transition to full-time entrepreneurship.
Insurance costs are a reality and sometimes a scary one for entrepreneurs. We’ll talk about how a health savings account could be beneficial to you if you start preparing now.
05:34
February 7, 2020
Ep. 232 Three ways to network on FACEBOOK
We’re driving in the car and talking about networking on Facebook to grow your business.
10:15
February 6, 2020
Ep. 231 The FIRST step I'd take to start a NEW BUSINESS
You asked for it. “What if I have not started my business, Candace?“ What’s the first step? In this episode we’ll talk about the first step I’d recommend.
09:10
February 5, 2020
Ep. 230 IGNORING details can be COSTLY$$$$
Stolen money? Missing money? What happened? Not paying attention to details can be very costly. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
11:09
February 4, 2020
Ep. 229 DREAMS... why he STOPPED chasing and STARTED catching
[Interview w/John Bourgeois] Dreams are beautiful. When it comes to what you see in your dreams, what you imagine… It’s one thing to dream and another thing to turn dreams into reality.
37:12
February 3, 2020
Ep. 228 Build your entrepreneurial self while you SLEEP
While you sleep you do have an opportunity to affirm some things to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
06:23
February 2, 2020
Ep. 227 Can you become a “NIGHT/TIME” person?
Night-time could be the right time for you to get some stuff done. Either way there’s one thing that’s most important. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
05:50
February 1, 2020
Ep. 226 INCOME producing tasks or nah?
If the business you’re building is for profit, and even if it’s not, it’s a business. Businesses thrive on revenue, you as a business owner thrive on income. Are your activities reflecting this important fact?
06:06
January 31, 2020
Ep. 225 Want brand GROWTH? Start giving and asking
Giving and asking can be major players in your brand growth. In this episode will talk about how these two elements can work wonders.
06:13
January 30, 2020
Ep. 224 “HTTPS” matters to your BUSINESS
Those four letters at the beginning of your website address matter and can affect your visibility online and your customer experience.
07:00
January 29, 2020
Ep. 223 KOBE’S death fanned the flames on ambition and drive
The moment that shocked the world, Kobe’s untimely death, had a huge under current reminder message that we ambitious should keep ever present on our path.
06:31
January 28, 2020
Ep. 222 With a social reach of 15 MILLION+ she’s empowering women to “JUST DO”
[Interview w/ Jenell B. Stewart] We are talking about empowering women with a woman who’s all too familiar… Jenell B Stewart. A woman who rose to popularity thanks to her award-winning lifestyle blog. For show notes and bonus resources visit www.candacespears.com
26:46
January 27, 2020
Ep. 221 I RECOVERED from a meltdown with this simple phrase
Those of us that want to own our time, own our talent, own our identity, often have that fight and that spirit for other people too. Sometimes there are situations that cause us to have reactions that we may not want and are sometimes difficult to recover from.
09:29
January 26, 2020
Ep. 220 It’s LITERALLY right in front of your face
It’s so easy for stress and overwhelm to blind us, The super ambitious, to the things that we are after.
05:45
January 25, 2020
Ep. 219 FORGET today’s excuses!
When you see the bigger impact that you plan to make in this world, excuses have no room in your life. You have the power to create what you need to take the necessary steps.
08:27
January 24, 2020
Ep. 218 Where’s the PROOF? Social PROOF that is
Social proof counts for a lot when you’re building your business. And so does where you place it.
06:45
January 23, 2020
Ep. 217 DONE ALWAYS beats perfect
You’d be amazed at what just getting done with something will do for your next set of action steps.
07:01
January 22, 2020
Ep. 216 Sales FUNNEL...what?
Knowing what a sales funnel is and having it in your business will be key to repeatable success,
08:39
January 21, 2020
Ep. 215 Finding COURAGE and spreading it like wildfire
[Interview with Wendy Gilhula] Courage and kindness we should have strapped to us. Sure it’s important for children, but as adults and especially as entrepreneurs, we have an opportunity to figure this out too.
25:27
January 20, 2020
Ep. 214 “Watcha doing?” Inbound or outbound marketing
Marketing can be split into two categories. There are some differences. Which one are you using?
09:07
January 19, 2020
Ep. 213 Don’t lose you for replicating someone else’s success
It’s easy to discredit our own abilities when we’re on an entrepreneurial journey in a new space.
05:40
January 18, 2020
Ep. 212 Startup to $1 trillion -The path traveled
Guess who entered the $1 trillion club? We’ll take a look and reflect on building your company’s path and story.
04:53
January 17, 2020
Ep. 211 I washed away #MomGuilt with one meal
Let’s be honest with each other, when you’re building a business, working a 9-to-5, married, being a mother, all those things take effort energy and darn near superpowers to get an A+ in every category. Although we know that no one expects us to don a superhero cape, somehow that dreaded guilt shows up. That mom guilt that makes you say, “I want to have it all, but if I chase what I want I’m a bad person for not having  100% of me present for my family.” Well, one meal, seriously, just one, had me let go of this dreadful #momguilt. #Sponsored Find shownotes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
07:22
January 16, 2020
Ep. 210 Everybody is selling! Perspective refresh
A walk to Central Park provided a renewed perspective on having a business where there are lots of people doing the same thing.
06:22
January 15, 2020
Ep. 209 2 guys on a Subway model #BusinessSuccess
You can learn a lot about entrepreneurial characteristics by watching two men perform on a New York City subway
08:45
January 14, 2020
Ep. 208 He managed sickness, family, and the hustle to get to full-time entrepreneurial FREEDOM
[Interview w/ Elzie D. Flenard III] Joining me on the show today is someone who knows well the path traveled from corporate employee to full-time entrepreneur. And a path travel with interesting twists and turns. That someone is Elzie D. Flenard, III.  Elzie is the founder of Enterprise NOW!. Elzie is also the host of the Enterprise NOW! Podcast, a business and entrepreneurship talk show that seeks to educate, motivate, and inspire current business owners as well as aspiring entrepreneurs on a variety of business-related topics. Enterprise NOW! features entrepreneurs and business leaders from various industries and fields. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
27:49
January 13, 2020
Ep. 207 5 GIFTS we could give ourselves to get closer to freedom and life ownership
There are a few gifts we can give ourselves to help us fast track and feel good on this bigger impact journey.
09:10
January 12, 2020
Ep. 206 Be an architect...Lay out the work and get some help
Rome wasn't built in a day or by one person, so let's not think about building our businesses alone either. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
06:52
January 11, 2020
Ep. 205 Accountability called and you didn't answer?!?!
Accountability is super essential or us. Question is, how will we choose to ensure we have it on this entrepreneurial journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
06:28
January 10, 2020
Ep. 204 If "mom" isn't happy, should everyone suffer?
Calling all moms! We have an effect and impact to be aware of. How that impacts our own bigger impact journey is one thing, how it impacts others is another. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
05:55
January 9, 2020
Ep. 203 Is there SPACE between you and your ambitious deadlines?
We, high achievers, are known to craft an immaculate plan that gets us where we want to be, but have we given ourselves enough breathing room on that journey? For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
11:49
January 8, 2020
Ep. 202 You have the permission you're waiting for
Not asking permission isn't just associated with rebels. It's associated with the courageous that know they have a bigger impact they need to make. For show notes and bonus resources visit CandaceSpears.com
07:12
January 7, 2020
Ep. 201 Why being a GUEST on a PODCAST will build your AUTHORITY like no other
We're talking about something near and dear to my heart...podcasting! I'm joined by someone who knows that well...Christ List.  Chris is the podcaster turned entrepreneur behind Podpreneur, an online program that helps influential entrepreneurs integrate the podcasting platform into their business, so they can build credibility, trust and authority in the online market space. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
38:31
January 6, 2020
Ep. 200 Vulnerability and Value are friends
We get value from vulnerability. We may be scared to get to a vulnerable place, but there's so much value hidden in our stories. We're recapping some episodes that take a look at my vulnerabilities to help you push toward your #biggerimpact. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:54
January 5, 2020
Ep. 199 The Busy Bee is resting and saving her energy
Being busy is like drug addiction. Said that way it sounds horrendous and crude. Well, there's truth to it. I learned somethings about what life could look like with less busyness through my own coach, and it's a life worth living on this journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:38
January 4, 2020
Ep. 198 The courage of 2 parents w/ 1 autistic child
Courage is the captain of the boat, and there are two parents I met recently that did an action I applaud them for. Their actions are ones that we can learn from and adopt on our #biggerimpact journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:46
January 3, 2020
Ep. 197 Kevin Hart showed me myself...the good and the questionable
Sometimes, you see what's happening with you through someone else. There are so many twists and turns on this entrepreneurial journey, and Kevin Hart via his new documentary showed me some things, most importantly, that I should course correct now. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
08:41
January 2, 2020
Ep. 196 Challenge: Decide to NOT be the Lone Wolf
There are comic book hero's that reminds us of lone wolves. A figure like Super Man and Super Woman, those that single-handedly save the world. If you're playing this part and play it with a badge of honor...let's adjust that a bit. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
08:04
January 1, 2020
Ep. 195 The HARD thing about HARD things
"This is hard." I bet you can say you've made that statement on numerous occasions. But there's some deceit happening there, some hiding, some complexity. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:35
December 31, 2019
Ep. 194 "If you never get started you'll never know" An entrepreneurial journey from Salon stylist to Life Purpose Expert
[Interview with Cheryl Y. Howard] Discovering what you're meant to do is often about trial and error, my next guest Cheryl Howard knows this very well. Cheryl Y Howard is an Inspirational and Transformation Strategist & International Speaker, Minister, Pastoral Counselor who-inspires others to live their visions, dreams and passions. Her passion and motto is: 'Motivating others to Breakthrough Barriers and Propel Into Purpose.” She is the founder of the Goddaughters Workshop, His Garden Naturals, and Get Your Life Back Academy. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
24:48
December 30, 2019
Ep. 193 New Year Prep: Your GET READY List!
Alright you're ready for the new year, right? If you're hearing this before 2020 hits or after, it's not too late to make sure you're prepped and have everything in check to absolutely crush your entrepreneurial journey and see that impact get bigger and bigger, and bigger. We'll do an episode recap of the most helpful items to check off for the New Year. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
06:43
December 29, 2019
Ep. 192 My top 5 Entrepreneurial lessons of 2019
No failures just lessons learned. Well, I had a lot of lessons in 2019, and I bet you had some too. Those lessons, I hold them dear. I should write them down and post them up, well I guess this episode will serve to memorialize them. See the thing is if we don't remember the lessons and put into place action that reflects what we learned then it becomes a wasted opportunity. So in the spirit of wasting nothing let's talk about my top 5 entrepreneurial lessons of 2019. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
09:22
December 28, 2019
Ep. 191 The MOM habits that will BLOSSOM in the NEW Year
They say habits are hard to break. I know that to be true. They also say that new habits can be created, the number I've often heard is within 21 days. Well, habits are on my mind because I want to incorporate some new ones as a mommy. Habits that will serve my children in amazing ways, and serve me as well. No time like the present to declare the impact I want to see in the mom department, maybe you'll want to join me in a couple. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
08:44
December 27, 2019
Ep. 190 CREATE this trailblazing 2020 marketing goal
My #biggerimpact journey this year has grown in ways I hadn't imagined. And when I look back to think about how I got here...21k+ downloads on the podcast in 190 days, conversation with 20+ entrepreneurs from startup to multi-7 figures... partnerships with multi-million dollar brands, guest appearances on 5 + podcasts 90-day time span, and other media coverage, and now a new venture in development, it's all had a central theme and tactic that I'm going to share with you and am excited to continue to leverage for my own self. Find show note and bonus resources at candacespears.com
11:38
December 26, 2019
Ep. 189 Lori's Christmas day message
My baby girl, a little me as I like to say. Ok, I say that for all of my girls, I proudly make that statement. You heard her on our interview together on episode 5. Well, she's back, and from the depth of her heart, to provide a special message this Christmas day to keep us on our #biggerimpact path. Out of the mouth of babes, seriously, these children often have great wisdom, so take this an opportunity to ask your kiddo, what would they like to say this Christmas season? Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
05:16
December 25, 2019
Ep. 188 Move fast and be BOLD in the New year
Every single day boldness is a skill I work on, and on the days when I fall off and don't have a focus, it shows. It shows in my unwillingness to play full out, and how easy it is for me to retreat or take a pause before attacking an opportunity. Well, there's a combination of things I use to bring forward this boldness, we'll talk about a couple that you can utilize to jump on this train. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
07:33
December 24, 2019
Ep. 187 She knows...What you FOCUS on you find
I've found a passion twin in my guest today: The ability to find your BOLD… To admit that you want more… To dig DEEP to figure out how to do it… To quiet any inner voice that says “you can’t“… To remember your value and show up with confidence and influence… These are the things, my guest Kim Wojnowich passionately cultivates in the lives of her clients! Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
30:32
December 23, 2019
Ep. 186 Attracting the right people to help you grow
People absolutely play a role in our growth on this bigger impact journey. Whether supporters, detractors, or even customers, everyone play a role and to accelerate our growth it's up to us to put those pieces together. Let's talk through an episode series recap and see how we should be putting the people side of the equation together to step our game all the way up. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
06:48
December 22, 2019
Ep. 185 Social media evolution this DECADE
So much has changed in just 10 years. We’ll explore and talk about a recent article on CNN that underscores the speed at which the landscape is changing and our businesses should be adopting.
07:14
December 21, 2019
Ep. 184 Setting the energy at HOME that keeps everyone OPEN to dreams and NOT PISSED off.
The people that live in our household are the ones that tend to be closest to us...now to make that more real, think our spouses, children, perhaps parents. Everyone has something they need from you, some needs larger than others, but how do you manage to have the right amount of emotional balance and time necessary to pursue your #bigger impact journey without pissing off your loved ones in the process? Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:08
December 20, 2019
Ep. 183 Are you ATTRACTING your tribe or chasing people?
A tribe is defined as...a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader (Oxford Dictionary). Building a business, in this day in age, has greater emphasis on connection and building community for lasting profitable relationships, so are you building a tribe or just chasing people. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
10:23
December 19, 2019
Ep. 182 Is your RELATIONSHIP with people around you hindering your success?
Sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious. That applies in a lot of situations but especially in relationships with people. People can sometimes be that deterrent on our success path. Not just people in general but your relationship with them in particular, and the power, respect, status you offer. The role you play is an important piece. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
08:02
December 18, 2019
Ep. 181 Hiring a coach to support you in PRESSING the GAS on your business
A set of eyes not your own, and a voice not your own is super valuable in helping you nail down and perhaps even dump the details in your business that aren't serving you or anyone else for that matter. I'm talking about a coach. If you've ever thought about hiring a coach, let's talk about why that may be beneficial and what you should look for to get one that's perfect for you and your growth targets. For show notes and bonus resources go to candacespears.com
11:35
December 17, 2019
Ep. 180 HER story: From WORKING FOR the bank to BEING the BANK
[Interview with Bessie Lowery] Gotta love a woman...a mother...who takes ownership of her life...creates a lane she desires and executes everything in it. This type of woman is on the show and I know her first hand...Her name is Bessie Lowery...Bessie is a Human Resources Professional and a serial Entrepreneur.  Her business ventures range from Retail to Real Estate.  Most recently, Bessie has been focusing on building her Mobile Home Investing business and have found that it is the ultimate passive income strategy.  When she isn’t finding ways to create passive income, she is being Superwoman to her daughters and traveling the world.  She is currently expanding her business to training and coaching. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
26:04
December 16, 2019
Ep. 179 Signs that being your own boss may or may not be for you
You may have the dreams of full out entrepreneur life. But you could also be dreaming... and we don't want to just dream... we need reality darling. So if you're stuck between dreams and reality, let's look back on some episodes and see how you can tell the difference. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
08:04
December 15, 2019
Ep. 178 If you were to build a team...who would you hire?
I'm in team-building mode. Right now, I'm contemplating my next hire in my business. Building a team in your business is about bringing together a talented group of folks that help you reach your goals and objectives. And preferably in a fun and enriching way in the process. I like to think about the team that I build as a "success team." With that lens...let's talk about where I place my considerations. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
09:53
December 14, 2019
Ep. 177 What my reaction to authority tells me about my entrepreneurship journey
Your reaction and interactions can tell a lot about your personality. Perhaps, a lot about your choice towards entrepreneurship. The ones I've had over the years, especially as it relates to hierarchy, are telling. The story it tells make all the sense in the world to me for my journey choice. And when all the sense comes flooding through you can either listen to it or ignore it. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:43
December 13, 2019
Ep. 176 Daring, life altering, fearless QUOTES handpicked
I listen to some inspiring people on a regular basis. You name it, Allyson Byrd, Oprah, Jenna Kutcher, Jen Sincero. There are always some quotes that stick with me and show up at just the right time when I need it. So for this episode, I've ha compilation of quotes that I want you to hold on to that will keep you pushing on the journey when time get's rough. Find shownotes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
06:55
December 12, 2019
Ep. 175 The 48 hour test: BELIEF in your success is determined by what you do in 48 hours.
So you plan to be successful in your bigger impact journey. You can visualize what you'll do when you've fully embodied control of your time, talent and identity. Heck, you even created a vision board earlier in the year and are ready and open for success to roll in or even multiply. What if I told you, how much you believe all of that is true is determined by what you do in the next 48 hours. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
10:16
December 11, 2019
Ep. 174 People pleasing is a habit that should die hard
I can't count the number of times when I've altered my decision or maybe even not spoken up about something because I thought about how it would affect someone else. Underneath the covers it's people-pleasing. I like to hide it under sensitivity for others, but really it's deeper. Well, what people-pleasing can do for us on this bigger impact journey is...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING...actually take that back..it could halt our success. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
10:30
December 10, 2019
Ep. 173 Life is not happening to US..."we, I, you" and our self-love play a LARGE role.
[Interview w/Rachelle Richard] Sometimes...really...quite often... our roads point us back to things we need to fix starting with us. The change we need to make starting with us. I'm joined by Rachelle Richard in the guest chair. Rachelle Richard is a Speaker, Author, Intuitive Empath, Energy Guide, Goddess Tribe Leader and Self Love Empowerment Coach. In her power reclamation journey, she has learned with extreme clarity that life is not happening to us, rather it is happening for us from us. Through a journey of discovering the clarity of her soul purpose, she has endured and overcome trauma, abuse, assault, drug addition, prostitution, being arrested, anxiety, depression and bipolar misdiagnosis. It has been an intense firsthand human experience for her to shift from the chaos of destructive self-loathing and defeat to the calming clarity and presence of empowered self-love.
30:52
December 9, 2019
Ep. 172 Where money matters in becoming a full-time entrepreneur
Becoming a full-time entrepreneur with all its ups and downs has lots of little to do pieces running around in it. There are lots of places to spend money while you determine how you'll make money, then later determine how you'll scale it. Money matters in the entrepreneurship game, let's do an episode series recap and talk about where it matters most. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
07:23
December 8, 2019
Ep. 171 Creating impact monetarily outside of your customers and clients
I don't know about you but my journey to bigger impact includes more than just touching the lives of customers and clients and people exchange money with me to get towards their transformation. It includes impact people I don't know, and impacting in a big way...and that does something to our mind and money game. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
07:07
December 7, 2019
Ep. 170 Investing dollars in your MENTAL CAPACITY and evolution
A mind is a terrible thing to waste...I remember that from some 90's commercial for sure. Well not only is it terrible to waste, but you also cant afford it if you're on the path to making a bigger impact in the world. The mind's role in our success is huge and is worth the investment to expedite and escalate our journey. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:14
December 6, 2019
Ep. 169 How I on-boarded a sales rep for my side hustle in 3 days
I hired an inside sales rep. Between content readiness and getting her up to speed...it's been about three days, and she will soon be killing it after we finish the remaining onboarding.  Who is she? What is she doing for me? Let's talk about it. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
11:30
December 5, 2019
Ep. 168 MONEY FLOW inside your business
Let's talk about money flow inside your growing business. Your money, your capital inside the biz is doing something beyond paying the expense and becoming revenue wins, are you evaluating its performance and making some adjustments accordingly? Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
05:44
December 4, 2019
Ep. 167 Weekend KIDpreneur Challenge
I want my kids to have an entrepreneurial spirit...shocker...I know, but it's true and so when I have an opportunity to pick up boss like skills for them, I take it. Heck, beyond taking opps, I create them. And that's just what happened this past weekend. My kids became creative kidpreneuers and learned some awesome entrepreneur fundamentals. Find shownotes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
18:32
December 3, 2019
Ep. 166 He CHANGED his MENTAL PROGRAM and saw Amazon sales jump to 5 figures per month
I say it time and time again that our mind is a powerful force. Well, my next guest is a witness, and has seen and felt the impact through his entrepreneurial journey. My guest on the show today is David Smith.  An Air Force Desert Storm Veteran, he's run multiple home businesses including eBay, Amazon seller, and network marketer. After spending YEARS failing at multiple businesses, he was shown the secret sauce... that our mental programs drive every part of our lives and that it is relatively easy to change those programs. Blown away by the change and realizing that SO many people need this, he became a  Certified Life/Business Coach and a Certified Self Talk Trainer coaching home business entrepreneurs using a combination of mindset training, unique goal setting, and accountability to grow the business of their dreams. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
30:24
December 2, 2019
Ep. 165 SETTING goals or PLAYING business owner?
A new year is fast approaching, but actually so what. I could be talking to you mid-year right now and the same would be true of what I'm about to say. You know you're talented beyond belief, and you're engaging on a #biggerimpact journey because you believe you can do it. I believe you can do it. So if asked you right now, and I am....show me your business goals for the next 90 days. What would you say? I'm hoping you'd say something but if you find yourself speechless...let's talk. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
11:41
December 1, 2019
Ep. 164 Is it possible to only be a MORNING person SEASONALLY?!?!
Being a morning person is glorious. I love it. There is something about getting things knocked our before the house, and most people in the neighborhood wake up. In fact, it's powerful and empowering. My problem has been doing it consistently, and for some reason, I think the seasons are to blame. So how to maintain that consistent dominating, productive energy all year long? Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
08:26
November 30, 2019
Ep. 163 Are you an "OPPORTUNITY WILL knock" or "I WILL knock" person?
I get irritated by the phrase..."When the right opportunity comes...I'll be ready." There's so much hiding in that sentence. It is self-limiting and self-sabotaging. It's a cute and convenient phrase that we all should ditch if we want to really make moves to create a bigger impact and get to our full-time entrepreneurship position. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
07:50
November 29, 2019
Ep. 162 Nilah's Thanksgiving Day message
It's Thanksgiving day, and I have little to say but I hope that you when you sit down and enjoy this holiday, that you carry with it a spirit of appreciation for where you are right now in life. The people you have in your life. Then I hope you're thankful for where you plan to be, and the people that will need to move and come into your life.  The episode today is a message from my middle daughter Nilah, she came to me while standing in the room watching me record and said "Mom" I want to do a podcast. So I took a step back hit the record button, and what you hear is what poured from her little soul. Find show notes and bonus resources at CandaceSpears.com
03:37
November 28, 2019
Ep. 161 STOP: Your GRATEFULNESS starts NOW
[Interview w/Leah Farr] If you're alive, have been blessed to touch the people you've touched so far in your lifetime, have family and support in your life, shelter, then gratefulness should be all over you. And if for some reason you're not convinced of your gratefulness, because sometimes we need reminders, then this is the episode for you to pay attention to. I sat down with my Aunt Leah and got her perspective on growing up in rural Mississippi and why she's so grateful today. This episode will absolutely bring you the perspective you need, to drop any excuses and keep pushing forward on making your bigger than life impact on the world. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
21:49
November 27, 2019
Ep. 160 Do I need a business PARTNER or CO-FOUNDER?
I would see all the cool aspirational startups like Airbnb, Dropbox, Instagram even and think, their business must have worked because they had a co-founder. Then I think back to entering a pitch competition for an accelerator, and it was pretty clear on the application that they would favor startups that had a pair of founders. I think the repetitive emphasis on co-founders had me associating success with having a partner in crime. But the question is...is a co-founder or partner a valid way to ramp up success? For show notes and bonus resources go to candacespears.com
12:28
November 26, 2019
Ep. 159 Being a SINGLE MOM of 4 didn't stop her HUSTLE to be her own BOSS
We can find excuses to not do anything, but what about when you feel like there's no option? Like life is telling you something has to be different. What if your circumstances and society say "things may be a little harder for you." We'll my guest on the show today Nakisha Wynn, Family Lifestyle Influencer, Youtuber and Founder of the Single Mom Success Tour would get focused on what needs to be achieved and make it happen. Period. End of story. No other option. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
28:35
November 25, 2019
Ep. 158 Remaining calm and focused when people are WASTING your TIME
I swear to you when you get focused on what you want to do with your life, how you spend your time, you may find yourself, upset or frustrated when your time is wasted on BS. This BS can be classified as dealing with talkers who keep talking about doing something, and involve you in it, but never get it into motion. Being involved in conversations that have no productive outcome, it's meaningless, and you really can care less. Or even, getting caught in office politics at the 9-to-5 and meaningless power struggles over projects and initiatives that you know don't translate to the scale and magnitude of the impact you could be working on for your own business vision. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
11:18
November 24, 2019
Ep. 157 When to let "MOM-GUILT" OVERRULE your decisions
In episode 17 I talked about how us working mothers need to say "shut up mom guilt." Well, the same is true today, but an encounter with my daughter Lorianne left me thinking that the mom-guilt could actually serve a greater purpose in our life if we'll let it. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:13
November 23, 2019
Ep. 156 Book Review Pt. 1: You're a BADA** at Making Money
I have browsed through the aisles of Target several times, walking past the electronics and wheeling my cart past the book section, will all the latest releases catching my eye. On a number of occasions, I've seen books by Jen Sincero, with their solid color simple book covers. I recall seeing, a yellow one, a blue one and a green one, and the bold headline of "You're a Badass..." plastered on the front. Her name,  her first name, in particular, stuck in my mind. Why? Not sure. Well maybe it the "badass" part, but anyhow I remembered. So when I began to see her name and that phrase pop up on reading lists of people I follow, I began to pay attention. And of her books, the green one really got my attention this time, it's called "YOu're a Badass at making money." We'll review this money mindset focused work. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:37
November 22, 2019
Ep. 155 30 day GROWTH GOALS UPDATE
In episode 134...I talked about my 30-day growth goal of spending 30 uninterrupted minutes of the weekday, playing with my girls. A goal that was me acting now, for the life I want to have in the future. The life of freedom, ownership, and the ability to easily prioritize the important people, places, and things. Well, a couple of weeks have passed...let's talk about how that's going. For show notes and bonus resources visit candacespears.com
07:35
November 21, 2019
Ep. 154 How to establish CREDIBILITY as an entrepreneur
So you call yourself an entrepreneur, but everyone looks at you like..." yeah...sure." It doesn't matter when just anybody says it, but when the people that you're trying to serve have this opinion of you, you might as well pack up. The likelihood that you will be able to serve anyone with your products and services is low. Why? Because they don't believe you! Credibility is the foundation of any good fruitful relationship. So being seen as someone who is either an expert or is know to find the right answer, is important. But how to build that credibility can sometimes be tricky, especially as we're starting out. For show notes and bonus resources go to candacespears.com
08:36
November 20, 2019
Ep. 153 Just "USE what you've got"
Every time I find myself looking for a silver bullet....a solution for my lack of ability to give my daughter her medicine at the right time, or my lack of ability to get my pictures perfectly Instagram worthy, I've been trying to remind myself of one thing: "Use what you've got." I strongly believe that constraints breed creativity, and my youngest daughter Lori illustrated that for me very well at church one Sunday morning. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:05
November 19, 2019
Ep. 152 When he LEFT his 9-to-5, EMMY nominations came rolling in.
"Imagine the possibilities," That's the statement that flashes across my brain in the morning, while I'm driving home, heck sometimes at 1 o'clock in the morning! Which is rare. I value my rest. But that statement carries with it curiosity, a drive, and a desire to make a leap to see and taste everything that's in store on the other side. But that statement alone, isn't enough. The statement plus the action we take to make it real, no matter what...that's what get's us there. My guest on the show today, David Alan Arnold, a cameraman for Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, knows what it's like to turn possibilities into realities. Literally, build a career and life for himself from scratch. And I'll tell you there's a little dumpster diving that helped him get where he is today.
33:27
November 18, 2019
EP. 151 Fear of being "found out" at WORK
When you know you want to be a full-time entrepreneur one day, depending on how close you feel to making the leap or how rooted and courageous you are that the work you do is meaningful, you may find yourself on one of two sides of the fear equation. Either A: "I don't want people to know I have a side hustle. They may think I'm not doing my job properly because of it." OR B: "I share my side hustle with any and everyone at work but I'm afraid that I may be looked over for opportunities because they don't think I'm serious about my career. Both of these, I know because I've seen both sides of them. Guaranteed, to move along in your exit strategy there will come a time that you'll have to abandon both A and B. Find show notes and more resources at candacespears.com
14:08
November 17, 2019
Ep. 149 Close up: Trinity Health Share - Self employed insurance alternative
When my leap day comes, insurance will be critical. And insurance may be keeping you tethered to your 9-to-5, but the reality is there's some affordable options. In episode 122 I talk about losing the fear that I would shell out thousands per month by uncovering new self-employed insurance options. Today, I'm diving deeper into a particular company I learned of from a current mentor, Trinity Health Share. Let's see what this health insurance alternative is all about. See show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
10:27
November 16, 2019
Ep. 150 At what age should your kids take SOME RESPONSIBILITY for their dinner?
Okay, less than stellar mom moment, but real none the less. When you're trying to get in the door from a 9-to-5, squeeze in some work on your business before dinner, and your kiddos, knock on your closed door. The door you're hiding behind, trying to race against the clock to get the final touches on your social post. I bet irritation and other thoughts run through your mind. Thoughts that usually go along the lines of..."I'll be glad when____" And what follows is usually some super independent capability we wish they had so we didn't have to halt our super productive moment. A little more independence in your kids does produce some additional time for you but let's talk about when we can get them more independent, at least during a busy space of time...dinner. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
13:37
November 15, 2019
Ep. 148 Creating and packing a NO FAIL /SUCCESS kit
Yes, I do believe is possible to put together a kit, a success box, whatever you want to call it, that will guaranty you have succeeded in achieving a particular objective. Now, will any and all objectives qualify? Maybe not, but I guarantee if you get super specific about what it is you're trying to accomplish, it'll work. My girls helped me understand that I needed a success kit, and I could save myself some headache if I carried it around it my car. It is possible for us to put ourselves in no-fail situations! See show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
11:53
November 14, 2019
Ep. 147 Building cute backyard cottages - A STARTUP story
I'm always fascinated and delighted when new startups pop up that, literally solve for dreams I've had. And when I say solve for, they literally bring the dream to life by providing a path to get there. In my current home, we live on half an acre of land and have a fair amount of space in the backyard. Being that our house was built as new construction almost 11 years ago, I gave it the landscaping love and attention all these years, and every year  considered, "how could I better use the space, what would be functional?" The number one thought...a getaway space in the backyard! But how to make that happen, how much would it cost, how long would it take...all details I didn't dig too far into. But this Startup, Node, has taken to space overloaded consumers like me and made a business of giving them a path to those backyard ideas. Find show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
08:11
November 13, 2019
Ep. 146 “I'm afraid to list my side-hustle on LinkedIn"
So you're working your 9-to-5, and behind the scenes building your business that will one day be your main gig. You know that in order for anything to become your main gig, you kind of have to... talk about it. You have to let people know what you do, what you offer, how you can help them. Now, the conflict becomes, how will you do that when the same social channels you would use for your business visibility is where your 9-to-5 family lives? Channels like Linkedin in particular. For some of you, depending on your business, you have no problem intertwining your side hustle. You have the courage to make the statement that..."I am and I do more than my 9-to-5." For others, and trust, I've been on the scared and fearful side, still growing, but am embracing that fear. It's time to get what you do visible so you can own your exit strategy. Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
12:05
November 12, 2019
Ep. 145 Our brains can be REWIRED to TAKE ACTION [Interview w/Yolanda King]
My guest, Yolanda King, life and mindset coach, knows that taking action is a mental game. We have the opportunity to re-wire our brains and take action that will not only elevate our businesses but elevate our lives.  Yolanda, helps highly motivated women create the level of impact and income they desire while living with inner joy. Through her modern social change and innovation process of doing social work, she created an online business where she can help dozens of women achieve mental, financial, and emotional breakthroughs. Find the show notes and bonus resources at candacespears.com
26:24
November 11, 2019
Ep. 144 Our difference is our God given GREATNESS
Isn't it super easy to find our flaws and note that they make us different from someone else in some way? Now the maturity comes when we can look at those flaws and celebrate them as a difference that will help us on our journey. I'd call this serious maturity, but necessary. I'm working on this level of maturity myself, and to hear my father utter some words from the pulpit that confirmed how we should be looking at our differences, was mind-blowing. We have some greatness, God has given us and we should be paying super close attention to how it shows up. Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:03
November 10, 2019
Ep. 143 SUPER Saturday (Inexpensive, Productive, Quality time)
When your weekdays are hectic, and you may, unfortunately, live for the weekend, having a Saturday that's empty is awesome! But, you know it's also time for you to spend with family, catch up on your business items, and if you're lucky, do something for you. Maybe, I'm just talking to myself, but this happens to me often. Well, on one particular recent Saturday, I had the best version of the day possible. I was able to hit all the aspects of my life and do it in an inexpensive way...BONUS! Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
08:33
November 9, 2019
Ep. 142 Recognize when you're "going BROKE"
Would you be able to answer the question, "am I spending more that I make every month?" Please say...yes! But, if the answer is no, you could be going broke, and not really realizing it. If the answer is yes, great...let's keep it that way. After watching a new show the hubby found, it made me reflect on the intricacy around what we pay for things, and if we're not watching it closely, it may be easily taking us in the opposite direction of financial freedom. Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:21
November 8, 2019
Ep. 141 "But the house isn't READY" - Expectation setting
My baby girl, Lorianne, made it painfully clear one day that we weren't ready to embark on a journey that I didn't even know we were traveling. Sound familiar? Maybe not from your kid...or wait...it's highly like it was from your kid, because our wonderful children are known to take us on unforeseen adventures all the time. But the source I'm thinking about is other adults that we work with either in our 9-to-5 or in our business. Somewhere along the line it's easy for expectations to get miss-aligned, and that's what we'll dive into. Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
07:31
November 7, 2019
Ep. 140 Help! My spouse isn't on board with my VISION
Being married and not aligned when it comes to career choice and future vision is a bad place to be. And, I don't say that from the outside looking in. I say that from experience. I understand what it's like to be so misaligned that you feel as if you're coming to an unfulfilling crossroads of your marriage or the vision you see for yourself. Having been to that place and now back to a place that looks fully aligned, took some hard, marriage threating lessons learned. But, knowing the success keys on alignment will literally save your marriage on this #biggerimpact journey.
09:35
November 6, 2019
Ep. 139 Placing HANDCUFFS on your creativity - RANT
I have a list of things that really make me mad. That really, pardon my french..."Piss me off". And whenever those things come up in conversation, I get super passionate. And I get passionate for good reason. They're all things that inhibit the gifts and talents of others from flowing freely. So, in an attempt to help rid the world of these things, let's talk about them. I've decided to do a series of rants devoted to these things and navigating away from them. Today, let's start with shackled creativity.  Find the show notes, read the blog post and get bonus resources at candacespears.com
09:25
November 5, 2019
Ep. 138 He's helping the overly AMBITIOUS inject a little bit of REALISM into their lives
[Interview w/ Ben Chai]  Is it possible to be too ambitious, or perhaps so ambitious that we lose sight of realities we should pay attention to? My guest, Ben Chai, multiple 7 figure business owner, worldwide educator and speaker would absolutely say "yes," we have to balance out that ambition a bit. He's even gone so far as to say, "introduce a bit of negativity!" If you're thinking..."wait... what? Put the car in reverse." So was I. There's something to traveling the ambitious path, especially as we're building our business, that we should be conscious and plan for unemotionally. Find the show notes with bonus resources at candacespears.com
43:33
November 4, 2019
Ep. 137 Is FORGETFULLNESS a sign I should slow down?
When the hustle is so real we all forget things. This one I've experienced often. But is there a hidden message in our forgetfulness that's worth paying attention to?
08:02
November 3, 2019
Ep. 136 Mini retreats anyone? The hustle DESERVES IT
I've been looking for quick, inexpensive yet luxurious ways to take a "vacation of thought" in the words of my husband, and to really recharge the batteries to keep on the journey. We'll talk about some interesting concepts to consider.
11:21
November 2, 2019
Ep. 135 Three ways to build and FEED a business vs personal BUDGET
There are some cool ways people are defining and feeding business vs. personal budgets. A conversation with a friend led me to pick up some interesting ways that may be worth trying out.
13:34
November 1, 2019
Ep. 134 Setting 30 day GROWTH GOALS challenge
Where do you want to be in 30 days? What growth would you like to see in your financial situation, your business, your relationships? Let's challenge ourselves to set the growth intention. Join in. See show notes at CandaceSpears.com
12:49
October 31, 2019
Ep. 133 Am I considered a STARTUP or a SMALL BUSINESS?
Is there a difference between a startup and small business? Let's talk about any differentiation that may exist so you can feel comfortable calling your biz whichever you'd like.
11:20
October 30, 2019
Ep. 132 Focus a struggle? Two herbs that may help
We're doing a million things, mom, entrepreneur, wife, corporate employee, it's so easy to being distracted. Let's talk about some herbs that may help us zone in.
08:14
October 29, 2019
Ep. 131 Once a school teacher, now living a "BEAUTIFUL" entrepreneur life touring Bali and Italy DESIGNING LIFESTYLES
[Interview w/ Carmen Darwin] If you've seen, the movie Eat, Pray, Love, you probably know that feeling of freedom to travel and do the things you're passionate about. That's what my guest has done for herself and does for others. We're talking about her entrepreneurial journey and adding beauty to your life through the eyes of Carmen Darwin, a lifestyle designer. See show notes at CandaceSpears.com
26:47
October 28, 2019
Ep. 130 What is MENTAL REST anyway?
Mental rest sounds like something we need of course, but what is it, how do we know we're actually getting it?
08:39
October 27, 2019
Ep. 129 “Mom, we can work to get more MONEY”
The realization that you’ve got young entrepreneurs on your hands is beautiful.
07:54
October 26, 2019
Ep. 128 To hire or not hire an ACCOUNTANT?
Situations are starting to get complicated. Let’s talk about some things I’m considering around organization in the money arena.
07:41
October 25, 2019
Ep. 127 When to call a test a FAILURE
So you’ve tested a new strategy, a new offering, etc but it doesn’t seem to be working. What to do next?
10:04
October 24, 2019
Ep. 126 Live in NJ? Non-profit org? Queen Latifah has a space for you
Get inspired and maybe even take advantage by the Queen’s latest investment activity.
06:26
October 23, 2019
Ep. 125 Task planning tools to STREAMLINE your to do list
Trying to keep up with the 9 to 5 schedule, your business’ schedule, the kids schedule and your spouses schedule can be crazy! I’ll talk about how I’m trying to stay sane and what you can give a try.
08:03
October 22, 2019
Ep. 124 He transported hip-hop‘s finest, traded with China, and lost it all only to rise up again!
[Interview w/ Thomie Isreal] Do you know what it feels like to "have it all" and lose it? 7-figure businesses, on top of the world, strong family...then...a couple bad moves later, have your entire world turned upside down? My guest on the show today, knows this all too well. I'm joined by Thomie Isreal, an entrepreneur who has seen the highs of million-dollar businesses and the lows of prison time and homelessness. We're going deep in this episode. On the show you'll learn... The dangers of mixing business with pleasure The importance of diversifying in business How working minimum wage jobs can be a stepping stone to 7-figure status A simple formula to help you get through adversity. Show Notes at Candacespears.com
30:54
October 21, 2019
Ep. 123 Need COURAGE? Tap into your 8 year old self
Young minds have almost all the courage in the world. There’s a fearlessness there that we should tap into for our journey.
06:13
October 20, 2019
Ep. 122 LESS SCARY self-employed health insurance options
Have no fear! There are some good options for health insurance when self-employed.
12:38
October 19, 2019
Ep. 121 Chaperone the field trip or go to work? Mompreneur priority setting
The journey towards full-time entrepreneurship, leaves time to set your priorities the way you want them to be. Acting now for where you want to be with your time later is key.
15:50
October 18, 2019
Ep. 120 Learn to ASK
Your opportunities and successes are on the other side of your “ASK.” We’ll dig into my simple formula and show you the power of asking and how handling rejection will prepare you for the future.
06:53
October 17, 2019
Ep. 119 Is an LLC the right choice for YOU?
Yes, the LLC is the most popular choice for a small business, but there are some other options. Especially, if social impact is part of your business model.
14:07
October 16, 2019
Ep. 118 How much are you willing to pay for help?
How much stress do you want to endure before saying “enough… I better get some help in here.”
10:44
October 15, 2019
Ep. 117 Discovering FILM-MAKING as a calling BEYOND the 9-to-5 [Interview w/Kamen Kuntchef]
Just as balancing a 9-to-5 with building your business may be real for you right now, the same is true for Kamen Kuntchef. As the founder of True Vine Ministries, he understands the highs and lows associating with building your company. As a part-time entrepreneur, the struggle of balancing a corporate job with supporting the passion of his company is real.   In this conversation we dig into one of his attempts at previously leaving a corporate career to pursue and entirely different calling, and go all the way to how you understand that you're in the right calling in the first place: In this episode you'll learn...  How your 9-to-5 can prepare you for entrepreneurship T he critical role God plays in executing your calling  Ways that you can build connections to grow  The importance of sacrifice in your journey  Where to go to broaden your film making visibility if that's part of your journey. Check out True Vine Ministries (https://www.truvineministries.org/)  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tvmproductions.org/  Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/tvmproductions/ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZWkGQ4ys8KUB4JYhxFxeA
25:53
October 14, 2019
Ep. 116 How much CUSHION to prepare for the full-time entrepreneur leap
How much is enough to have prepared for the big leap. We’ll talk about some considerations I’m running through.
14:04
October 13, 2019
Ep. 115 CHALLENGE: 24 hours of podcasts and You Tube videos to transform
Sometimes you have to inundate yourself with a particular message or with new information to get to the transformation.
07:26
October 12, 2019
Ep. 114 Building a NO WORK day into your week
When you’re passionate about building your biz, you love to be working. But what about the other people on your journey. We’ll talk about a NO Work day and things to consider with this off time.
07:35
October 11, 2019
Ep. 113 Do more of what WORKS
I thought I believed this through and through until I realized I burned time and money ignoring it.
11:40
October 10, 2019
Ep. 112 Get out the box! E-Sports startup INSPIRATION
Entertainment, impact and inclusiveness. We’ll take a peek at one start up, PlayVS, that’s embodying all three for a little business innovation inspiration.
07:02
October 9, 2019
Ep. 111 Learning via AUDIO vs TEXT
Preferences change over time, and audio is dominating for me. There are so many benefits when you’re juggling your biz and life.
08:50
October 8, 2019
Ep. 110 Becoming a SOCIAL IMPACT entrepreneur and changing the stats on foster youth [w/ Arzo Yusuf]
What does it mean and look like to be an entrepreneur and have a burning passion and execution towards helping those in need of attention and care in society? My guest, Arzo Yousuf, CEO of Sexy Boss Babe is on the show talking about just that and as it relates to foster youth and victims of sex trafficking.
24:41
October 7, 2019
Ep. 109 “I think I can” vs. “I know I can”
The difference between these two statements and the context matters. On our #biggerimpact journey, one of these we must keep on our lips.
06:02
October 6, 2019
Ep. 108 RE-USE 101: How I share content across 6 platforms
If you’ve created one piece of killer content, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have plenty of additional content to populate all of your relevant social platforms. We’ll talk about a couple top reuse tips on this episode.
16:01
October 5, 2019
Ep. 107 Why your MONEY story matters
Our relationship with money affects our success level on this entrepreneurial journey. We will talk about the importance of the story and how you can start rewriting yours.
12:45
October 4, 2019
Ep. 106 My top 2 entrepreneur conference picks
Two conferences on my radar and that I’d recommend to give a second look if you want to keep pushing hard in your journey.
07:49
October 3, 2019
Ep. 105 HACKING the museum experience and making millions, a startup story
Getting creative with the business model and giving museum goers a whole new experience...we’ll get inspired by Museum Hack’s creativity.
05:58
October 2, 2019
Ep. 104 How to identify where you can HIRE HELP in the biz
You don’t have to do everything in building your business...I certainly don’t. We’ll talk about a simple way to figure out where to outsource in the biz.
07:25
October 1, 2019
Ep. 103 Jumping into REAL ESTATE: Tales from MULTI-UNIT INVESTORS [w/ Demaris and CJ Edmond]
Living in the back of a church to owning 7 units. We’re talking to my mom and dad and dishing on their experiences jumping into real estate as young investors eager to make their mark. Helpful tidbits as you navigate this episode... Wondering about some of the names you hear? Ariel (pronounced UH-REL), Shuron, and Cleo...well those are my big brothers :)  What about those streets? 23rd street, 24th street, Center street and others. The street names were how they identified their properties. To learn more about making your #biggerimpact and taking control of your time, visit candacespears.com.
38:43
September 30, 2019
Ep. 102 Your living expenses...PAID IN FULL for the next 12 months...what’s next?
How might you treat this cash flow opportunity? We’ll talk about 3 things I’d think about to take advantage.
08:25
September 29, 2019
Ep. 101 My PERFECT customer looks like _____
Knowing who your customer is will be the foundation of building your business. We’ll talk about ways to build out the profile.
11:27
September 28, 2019
Ep. 100 What can FINANCIAL FREEDOM do for you?
There’s one big thing financial freedom will do for you, especially as an entrepreneur.
08:17
September 27, 2019
Ep. 99 How you can take the Seinfeld Netflix deal as a CUE for your BIZ
This deal is a reminder of the importance of content. We’ll talk about what it should signal as you build your business. ****Alert! Live 100th episode giveaway announcement on 9/26/19 at 7pm cst on Facebook page @candspears and Instagram @candacespears
08:50
September 26, 2019
Ep. 98 Reimagining a room on the ceiling! A STARTUP story
Thinking outside of the box ...literally. We’ll dive into one startup’s approach to solving a space problem uniquely.
05:28
September 25, 2019
Ep. 97 Three things to do DAILY before going to the day job
If you want a side hustle to make its way to a main hustle it takes some daily work, right? We’ll talk about three things to consider before walking into the 9 to 5.
07:19
September 24, 2019
Ep. 96 Know your WHY then HOST your first EVENT [w/Shana Bryant]
A woman who knows her “why”and is constantly giving back to her 16-year-old self. We’ll talk with Shana Bryant and understand the importance of why and how we as entrepreneurs can use events to our advantage.
25:17
September 23, 2019
Ep. 95 $1,000,000 in hand...what would YOU DO [w/Darick DDS Spears]
Think ahead, think big...get ready for your scenarios when the hustle pays off.
09:44
September 22, 2019
Ep. 94 What ONE phrase describes your BRAND?
There are three things your brand will do/say for you. Let’s zoom in and get intentional about how you describe it.
09:39
September 21, 2019
Ep. 93 Heavy access to CAPITAL too early can be DANGEROUS.
Getting a injection of funds into our business is awesome, but we’ll talk about what to watch out for so it doesn’t become problematic.
12:01
September 20, 2019
Ep. 92 Ahh...entrepreneurship. RECESSION talk makes me FEEL____
Entrepreneurship outlasts recession. Why and what you can be doing right now in your journey to change your outlook is what we’ll talk about on this episode.
08:50
September 19, 2019
Ep. 91 Getting creative with HOTEL OWNERSHIP. A startup story
My dream...hotel ownership. One startup thinking outside of the box in building a chain of hotels.
06:27
September 18, 2019
Ep. 90 How to maximize the 9-to-5 LUNCH hour for your hustle
You can take massive action in just one hour. When you are working a 9-to-5 and looking to find more time to work on your business, take a closer look at lunchtime.
07:19
September 17, 2019
Ep. 89 Creating VISION, PURPOSE, DISCIPLINE & BELIEF [Interview w/ Erikka Rainey]
Vision is a critical step in achieving anything on your bigger impact journey. On this episode we talk with author, and marketing expert Erikka Rainey, on how the combination of vision, purpose, discipline, and belief play together and are essential for us to build on if we expect success.
30:23
September 16, 2019
Ep. 88 WAIT...Before you “throw in the towel”
Your journey to do bigger and better things, work you love, make an impact isn’t always easy. We’ll talk about something that helped me one weekday evening.
07:10
September 15, 2019
Ep. 87 PROTECT your DIGITAL BRAND
Whether you like it or not you have some type of digital presence. We’ll talk about two things to do today to protect it.
10:31
September 14, 2019
Ep. 86 Online entrepreneurs beware of SOCIAL HEALTH
9 to 5 life vs full-time entrepreneurship can have a difference in social connection. We’ll talk about 5 ways to keep social connection for online entrepreneurs.
10:22
September 13, 2019
Ep. 85 Disney lessons (2 of 2) How FAR will you go for CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE?
Disney lives up to being the most magical place on earth and its wrapped in how far they take the customer experience. They teach us the power of customer experience in building our businesses.
07:42
September 12, 2019
Ep. 84 Disney lessons (1 of 2) Scaling your biz requires COORDINATION and CONSIDERATION
A recent trip to Disney showed me some important pieces that will be required when scaling a business.
10:22
September 11, 2019
Ep. 83 Get the LITTLE things DONE already!
The little things are challenging sometimes. There could be a million reasons why but we’ll dig into some help to slow this procrastination.
07:12
September 10, 2019
Ep. 82 From homeless to full-time entrepreneur leveraging the POWER of DECISION [Ngan Nguyen]
Ngan’s story of discovering and desiring to have more for her life and picking up the power of decisioning to grow the impact you want to make is undeniable.
25:22
September 9, 2019
Ep. 81 Are YOU making yourself feel DOUBTFUL?
The finger pointing for doubt and fear should start with you. We’ll talk about what the cause of these yucky emotions can be.
05:02
September 8, 2019
Ep. 80 Hustle rest: An INTROVERT’s 4-step RENEWAL plan
We all need rest in order to keep pushing. We’ll talk about what an ideal plan may look like for an introvert...like me.
08:32
September 7, 2019
Ep. 79 A good CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE can right wrongs
Do you know the power of a good customer experience? A one hour hotel visit and an unexpected high priced item proved experience power in business.
11:52
September 6, 2019
Ep. 78 Identifying and evaluating THINGS that MATTER
Not everything matters to us, nor should it. How to identify these things and how to decide if we should care... we’ll talk about in this episode.
10:40
September 5, 2019
Ep. 77 Sock STARTUP models PRACTICALITY and CREATIVITY
Who says socks just have to meet basic needs? We’ll talk about one startup leveraging creativity and function to make a simple business in demand and guaranteed a hold to the lessons.
05:58
September 4, 2019
Ep. 76 What if your greatest productivity is in CRISIS mode?
Being productive under pressure is real. What if that seems to be your dominant mode of getting things done? Tips and tricks.
09:34
September 3, 2019
Ep. 75 How to be CAREFREE + embracing FEMININE ENERGY in BUSINESS [Interview w/ Seshat Hathor]
Allowing freedom in personality, creativity, and creating value for others is possible. Join my conversation with author and entrepreneur, Seshat Hathor on authenticity, femininity, and pushing forward with a hint of selfishness to get to a better outcome.
20:24
September 2, 2019
Ep. 74 Rules and societal norms WON’T get you to the MOUNTAIN TOP
Richard Branson and my daughter have experiences that tell us you have to disregard rules and just simply “do.”
09:00
September 1, 2019
Ep. 73 If you CREATE SYSTEMS, you CREATE TIME
Systems will save you tons of time and free you to scale and be more effective overall. Hear a couple of systems I’ve created in my life and how you can identify your system opportunities.
09:31
August 31, 2019
Ep. 72 What are you fighting for? Against?
Two simple questions can help you determine how your personal brand shows up in the world.
09:18
August 30, 2019
Ep. 71 Not only Siri and Alexa are LISTENING: Hustling ETHICALLY
Apple’s apology over Siri privacy issues exemplifes considerations we need to make when pushing to scale our impact.
11:17
August 29, 2019
Ep. 70 Dave Chappelle taught me 3 BRANDING nuggets.
A long standing and respected comedian, Dave Chappelle, models some personal branding tips that if you pay close attention you too can leverage.
09:38
August 28, 2019
Ep. 69 I started BEFORE I was READY
My journey with this podcast, and my path of action started before I was ready. What taking this type of action can do for you.
09:54
August 27, 2019
Ep. 68 Millennial BRAND building + Doing LinkedIn RIGHT [Interview w/Tristan Layfield]
Building a solid brand is important in making today’s career moves. Tristan Layfield of Layfield Resume Consulting joins the show to share perspectives and tips in getting prepared for your next move.
25:16
August 26, 2019
Ep. 67 Popeye’s chicken scuffle teaches CLEAR EXPECTATION setting
On the other side of unclear expectations could be a fight, lost business or lost opportunities to grow your personal brand.
09:30
August 25, 2019
Ep. 66 Your AGE doesn’t determine your CAPABILITY
A simple statement from an Expedia agent sparked a reminder: age and capability are NOT linear.
11:01
August 24, 2019
Ep. 65 The HARD part about CREATIVITY...other PEOPLE
Vision and creativity go hand in hand. There are hard parts to creativity whether you consider yourself creative or not. The people piece could be the limiting factor in getting your creativity out and vision realized.
08:43
August 23, 2019
Ep. 64 TIME is FLYING! 3 ways to CATCH it.
Time won’t stop moving, but you can “catch” it. We’ll talk through 3 ways to do just that.
11:18
August 22, 2019
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.
07:33
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.
11:32
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.
21:02
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.
06:37
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.
06:13
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.
08:54
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.
09:41
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.
10:15
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.
14:53
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.
28:18
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.
13:27
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?
07:15
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.
22:06
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!!!!!!
18:24
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.
08:54
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.
11:29
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.
29:30
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?
09:56
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.
08:40
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?
07:02
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.
12:37
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?
08:46
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?
06:19
July 30, 2019