The Secret Sauce to Success with Monique Rodriguez

Introduction to Monique Rodriguez CEO of Mielle Organics

An episode of The Secret Sauce to Success with Monique Rodriguez

By Monique
Welcome to The Secret Sauce to Success Podcast where we talk about real life business experiences, the journey through entrepreneurship and I'll share my advice on how to take your passion and turn into a successful business .
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Goal Setting and why it is important in order to start and run a successful business.
I help my mentees with the roadmap to success but we can not design a roadmap if we have no goals.  If you are at a point where you feel like your brain needs structure, if your ideas are all over the place and you feel overwhelmed.  Listen to this podcast to help you start over and plan out your steps and set goals.   When you set your goals up, your are setting up your map for success.   All successful people set goals.  Do we accomplish them all; probably not, but we sure try.  The most important piece is that you at least set up goals so you have something to aim for. 
September 16, 2019
Balancing or shall I prioritizing Business and Family
In this episode I talk about the importance of prioritizing or what some people call Balancing family and business.  This was a highly requested episode so I decided to share my tips on how I balance family and business.  Be sure to download and subscribe and follow us on ig @thesecretsaucetosuccess @exquisitemo @mielleorganics 
September 9, 2019
The Best Way to Secure Collaborations in business
In this episode of the secret sauce I wanted to share some insights on the best way to secure collaborations in business in order to increase brand awareness and grow your following.  Collabs was one of my best moves I did to grow my brand. So I'm going to walk you how to secure to those strategic partnerships.  Be sure to download and subscribe and follow us on social media @thesecretsaucetosuccess @exquisitemo @mielleorganics
September 3, 2019
Husband and Wife Team how we build a successful company together
How is that I work with my husband? How were we able to build together? Was it easy? NO!!!!!!!  But in this episode we share a little bit with our listeners on how we do it together as a team.  In this episode I decided to interview my husband and business partner Melvin Rodriguez, so you can hear it from his mouth on how we do it.   Be sure to follow us @thesecretsaucetosuccess and @exquisitemo and @mielleorganics
August 26, 2019
Budgeting for your Business
What’s the one thing that business owners are probably the most hesitant to do? Budget! On this episode of the Secret Sauce to Success, I’m going to tell you how to budget and why that is so important and how as a business owner there are some things that you should understand even if you are not well versed in that area and that is understanding Profit and Loss and staying organized in your finances because it matters.  In this episode I'm going to help you get organized and once you are organized you can watch your profits start rolling in.  Be sure to download and subscribe and follow me @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess 
August 19, 2019
How I feel about competition and why you don't get bothered by competition
Hello listeners I wanted to do this episode on competition and my thoughts on it as a business owner.  You will be surprised at how many people talk about sisters supporting sisters but the reality is, in real life the story is different than what is posted on social media.  In this episode you will find out why its ok to have competition and to not get intimidated by it.  It starts with being number one knowing who you are serving and thats God, number 2 being Confident in yourself and number 3...... well I guess you will have to listen to this episode to find out.  Remember to subscribe download and take a screen shot and tag me in your post @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess 
August 12, 2019
Successful traits of a CEO that you should have
You want to be a CEO.... well there is much more to being a CEO than what you see on social media.  In this episode you will find out what are some of the traits you need to master when you become a CEO.   In this episode I am sharing some of the traits and skills I feel you need to master in order to become the  successful CEO that you want to be.  
August 5, 2019
Overcoming Fear in Business
Do you want to start that business that's has been tugging at your heart but you can't because you have so many doubts and fears as to why it won't work.  Well trust I have been there and I want to help you get over that fear that's holding you up from following your dreams.  In this episode I am teaching you how to overcome that fear and step out and do what God has Called you to do.  Be sure to follow me @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess. 
July 29, 2019
Building a Brand with Melissa Butler hear her story on how she built The Lip Bar from Scratch to now being in major retail
In this episode Melissa shares with us her journey on how she founded a very successful company The Lip Bar.  She shares some of the challenges she face from being turned down on national tv on "Shark Tank" and how she overcame that.  This episode is about perseverance, when "NO" is your protection, how patience is a virtue,  and the power of telling your story.  Upload this episode and repost it on your stories and follow us @Melissarbutler @thelipbar @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess 
July 22, 2019
Protecting your business and when to trademark.
In this episode I wanted to help my listeners understand the legalities of business and protecting your intellectual property.  I get asked this question so much, so I reached out to my attorney friend Rozena Pierce who is an expert in protecting businesses because this is what she does on and everyday basis.  I'm so excited about this episode because I feel you will learn so much.  Follow us on ig @thesecretsaucetosuccess @exquisitemo @mielleorganics and our guest @thebizlawyer. 
July 15, 2019
2 Reasons You may be hitting a wall
Do you feel like you are stuck, do you feel like you are hitting a wall.  I have felt that way to.  The first steps to Success starts with our mindset.  I have 2 reasons from my own experience and other business besties on why you may be hitting a wall.  I hope you guys enjoy this episode and you find value in this episode and decide to move forward from the negativity that the world may try to bring your way to deter you from your dreams. Listen I've been there and I'm here to help you get un-stuck.  Follow me on @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess 
July 10, 2019
Business Mistakes YOU WANT TO AVOID!!!!
My 5 business mistakes I want to help you avoid in business. Be sure to follow @thesecretsaucetosuccess @exquisitemo @mielleorganics
July 1, 2019
The Ins and Out of Retail, and building a brand interview with Urban Skin CEO Rachel Roff
In this episode Rachel gives us the inside scoop of building her brand and her journey going into major retail.  Her story is inspiring and motivating.  I learned some new things from recording this episode.  I'm sure you guys will enjoy just as much as I did :)  Follow us on IG @thesecretsaucetosuccess @exquisitemo @mielleorganics  and our guest @urbanskinrxfounder. 
June 26, 2019
Quick tips on how to Grow Online
In this episode I am sharing some quick tips on how you can grow online.  Don't forget to check out my new e-book about growing online with social media.  Sharing my tips from my own experience.  Mielle Organics was built online and I grew it to a multimillion dollar business in 4 years and I'm just getting started.  So enjoy my quick tips and my ebook found at 
June 24, 2019
Why your tribe is so Important, Boss Interview with Arian Simone Fearless CEO
A Boss interview with my dear friend @ariansimone in this episode we are talking about the importance of building your tribe... why it’s important for your success and also how she has built her enterprise. Follow me @exquisitemo and @mielleorganics @thesecretsaucetosuccess. Membership is also open for the secret sauce membership to join our tribe :) 
June 14, 2019
Interview with Fashion Mogul Nichole Lynel
Every one wants the glory right and everyone wants to shine and be on top but what a lot of people don't know is there are stories and testimonies that People go through in order to get to where they are.  I always say if you don't tell your story others will make up one for you, and you need to be the narrator of your own story.  So in this episode Boss Babe Nichole Lynel shares her story and how she got into the world of fashion and of course she is fly as ever.  Check her out @nicholelynel Follow me on my platforms @mielleorganics @exquisitemo @1015designs_
May 28, 2019
Habits for Entrepreneurs to Avoid
I am sharing some tips with you on bad habits to break as entrepreneurs.  Running your own business requires a lot of discipline and good habits.  While no one is perfect I thought I share a few tips on bad habits that you should break asap in order for clarity in your entrepreneurship journey.  @exquisitemo @mielleorganics. 
May 16, 2019
Wondering why your customers are not buying from YOU??? Learn to Sell without Selling!!!!
I see this all the time where people are trying to "sell their products" but not getting any sales or customers and they wonder why...... Well in this episode Im going to share the mistakes that a lot of people make: and that is "SELLING" .... doesn't make sense?  Well find out what I mean in this episode.  @exquisitemo @mielleorganics
April 30, 2019
It takes a village to build a brand, I can't build a million dollar business by myself...I had to learn to delegate.....
In this episode I share how it takes a team to build a successful company. I share some team building techniques that I have learned.  Its all about hiring people who support your vision.  I can't do everything by myself and I would not advise any one to try and build alone.   I hope you enjoy my team building tips and this helps you as I know we all struggle with delegation especially when it comes to a business that we have birthed. Enjoy :)   @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @1015designs!
April 13, 2019
My tips to improve Focus and productivity.
In this episode I want to share with you some of my tips on how to remain focus and increase your productivity so you can accomplish your goals and be great.   I have a few tips that has personally  helped me become more focused. I hope this episode will help you gain clarity and help you in your day to day with being productive.  Its one thing to be busy but if you are not productive you are overwhelming yourself.  Be sure to Sign up for my newletter at for more business tips and for the greatest hair tips and products.
April 1, 2019
8 Simple Steps to Building a Brand on Social Media
In this episode I wanted to highlight one of my favorite topics, building your brand on social media.  It's one of my favorite topics because I built Mielle Organics only on social media in the beginning.  I learned the Art and how to master social media and I actually really like social media marketing if done correctly.  It gives you the opportunity to reach so many different people across the globe.  So I wanted to share some simple tips to help you grow your brand on social media.  Make sure you share this episode and sign up for my newsletter at social media handles @exquisitemo @mielleorganics @1015designs_ 
March 24, 2019
From Nurse to Million-dollar Brand
In this episode I share how I went from a Labor and Delivery Nurse to being the CEO of a successful hair care company.  It wasn't easy and its still not easy, but definitely worth it.   I share how it all started with my passion in my home kitchen. I also offer my listeners some encouragement if you have a passion go for it and do what sets your soul on fire . I'm so glad I decided to follow my dreams and I encourage you to do the same.
March 17, 2019
Introduction to Monique Rodriguez CEO of Mielle Organics
This is my first podcast episode and I'm so proud of myself for taking the first step to share my voice and my gifts with the world.  In this first episode I'm sharing a more intimate side of me.  Who I am, where I came from and to hopefully give you inspiration to know my story is your story I'm no different.  I go back to my childhood journey and how that journey led me to who I am today.  This is the first of many shows with valuable content that will inspire you to follow and pursue your passion and dreams.   You can find out more about me by following me on social media @exquisitemo and @Mielleorganics  My website is  A couple of books I like to reference are here :
March 8, 2019
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