Morning FUEL

Interview with Tammy Guido of InMemoryOf.Us

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By John Bundy
An interview with local entrepreneur/small business owners with a focus on WHY they do what they do. Whether it’s working to make their community a better place, helping those in need or making an impact on the world. We want to know their story and what gets them out of bed in the morning. These individuals know and understand that “YOUR story DOESN’T belong to YOU!”
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Interview with Kylie Ross Sibert Communications Director at Retail Alliance
1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I have been working at Retail Alliance for over six years as their communications and marketing director. My job is to develop and implement communications and marketing strategies to build the Retail Alliance brand to support our goals of increased membership and engagement. An ongoing project of Retail Alliance is to get people to understand that retail is so many things, from restaurants, to service companies to storefronts. Retail is small business! Joey has been with us since July working with me on events, social media and lots of other projects. One of our underlying themes for upcoming projects is to get people to understand that retail is so many things, from restaurants, to service companies to storefronts. Retail is small business! Let’s get rid of the stigma of working in retail – over 760,000 people are employed in retail in Virginia with over 90,000 retail establishments. I’ve attached a presentation I did last month that illustrates the importance of retail and small business if you want to use any of this. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? Getting to do what I love every day. Meeting business owners and other business and community leaders throughout the region. Providing knowledge to our members to help in their success. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? Deadlines! I’m a procrastinator so I need a deadline and I need to be busy all the time. Lists are my thing so I can make sure nothing falls through the cracks but it also feels like I’ve accomplished something when I can mark it off my list. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. To engage further with our members and the wider retail community to get the word out about Retail Alliance. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Listen. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Hang out with my family. Read books, watch movies. 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. Usually retail focused newsletters are what I read most commonly. NRF is a good source of retail info, along with Smartbrief newsletters, Retail Dive, along with marketing briefs, webinars, etc. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? I’m found on LinkedIn as Kylie Ross Sibert or through Retail Alliance at ksibert@retailalliance.com . If people want to find out more about Retail Alliance, visit retailalliance.com or find us on Facebook.
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August 30, 2019
Interview with Travis Stith of Absolute Builders
More about Travis Stith and Absolute Builders 1. We are a Kitchen and bathroom remodeling company. Absolute builders construction &design 2.we started out as a custom home builder/ remodeling company that worked for an architect. 3.i get to take old worn out or outdated kitchens and bathrooms and bring them back to life and help people increase the value of your largest investment. 4. Providing a better life for my wife and kids than I had. 5. Long term goal is to be the 1st name mentioned when people talk about wanting to remodel a bathroom or kitchen. To be known as the best and most affordable. 6. Always get it in writing. 7. Dont be afraid to fail. We dont learn lessons for success from success we learn from our failures and losses. Dont be afraid to stand alone. 8. Play guitar, play music with my kids, play chess or talk to Bundy. 9. Unknown. 10. Facebook Absolute builders construction & design. Email: absolutebuildersconstructiond@gmail.com yes the d is in there not a typo Call or text me @ 804-456-7206 Come to lighthouse worship center on sundays and you will see me there.
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August 21, 2019
Interview with Ben Steeneck realtor/investor.
Ben Steeneck 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I am a Real Estate Agent with Virginia Country Real Estate. That is my full time job. I am currently working on is investing in stocks, real estate and other projects I feel are worthwhile. Right now the most current, looking into helping form Ignition Workspace. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? The current project, Ignition workspace, was not my idea. It was someone else’s dream. I just happened to be there at the right time and had the capital to be able to help. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? I believe in life, that whether you are creative or not, that being around people can help a person out. This project provides a space for people to talk. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? There are no keys, no secrets to making yourself productive. It comes from within. Truth be told, even if you have a good idea, if you don’t have the drive, you will not make money. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I eventually want to build an buisness empire. Focusing on commercial and commercial real estate along with ideas I find are interesting. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Its not just what your know, the connections you make in life are the most important thing to your work. All people have good ideas, whether we choose to see them or not. It gives us something to think about. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Negativity and critism can seem the same. The key is to know which one is which and be open to critism. Sometimes, a person can show you a different perspective, and it may help you in the work you look to accomplish. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Meeting up with friends, kayaking, going out to movies, and looking into different things. 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. Rich dad, poor dad. A few real estate books. Nothing really of interest. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? People can either reach me at my email address bsteenec@gmail.com. On Benjamin Steeneck with Virginia Country Real Estate on facebook. Thanks from, Benjamin Steeneck -REALTOR®- Virginia Country Real Estate INC. C: 804-693-7884 E: ben@vacosold.com W: https://www. facebook.com/Benjamin-with- Virginia-Country-Real-Estate- 272618036715941 PoBox 482 Ordinary VA, 23131 Licensed Real Estate Agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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August 19, 2019
Interview with Tammy Guido of InMemoryOf.Us
More about Tammy Guido 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? Having lost 2 sisters to cancel inside of 3 years I decided to turn my grief into good.  I am trying to let everyone know there is an alternative to sending flowers as a means of expressing sympathy.  Much comfort is given by the presence of flowers, and they do play an important role in the funeral process but all too often grieving families are left with no tangible reminder of their loved ones or the thoughtfulness of their friends  InMemoryOf.Us is here to help you find the means to convey your own unique sentiments during a very difficult time 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? When someone calls I get to know the person or pet who has passed away.  Learning more about their life and interest allows me to help select the perfect memorial gift. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? I feel I was called to do this, something bigger than I amtold me this was what I needed to do.  I love that our gifts give comfort to those who receive them as well as those who give them.   5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I hope to continue to search for unique special pieces I can add to our collection that is the perfect way to tell someone you share in their sorrow 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Empathy is probably the most important trait you can have in this business.  I don’t have to work at it at all, it comes naturally as I reflect about my own loss 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? I am a born beach lover.  My whole family is.  Whenever we can get away it’s sitting on the beach and relaxing for me.  I spent a lot of time at the beach with my sisters and also find this a place to reflect on our times together.   9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? Our website is www.InMemoryOf.Us and we can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
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August 12, 2019
Interview with Jeffrey McConigle owner of Wolves in Wool.
More about Jeffrey McConigle 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. Wolves In Wool is a traditional barbershop/men’s retail store. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? I was having trouble purchasing men’s products online (beard and shaving products.) Somethings just make sense to purchase in-person. Tried to find any kind of selection locally but could not. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? Our customers. Met so many people who are into things that I find fascinating. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? Spread it out throughout the day. I treat work like a marathon rather than a sprint. The items I shouldn't tackle I educate myself on and employ the subject matter experts. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. 100 locations of Wolves In Wool 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Stay humble. The second things are going well don’t become complacent. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Dip your toes in projects every chance you can. Find out what you do well and what you enjoy doing. Whether these are the same things or not you will grow. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Going to museums or local historical places. 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. Washington’s Rules of Civility. Tsunetomo’s Hagakure. The Bible. Youtube. Atlas Obscura. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? On Facebook: @wolvesinwoolgrooming Instagram: @wolves_in_wool www.wolvesinwoolgrooming.com
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August 8, 2019
Interview with local business Woman Brenda Gruver
Get to know Brenda Gruver 1. I work with a company that has a passionate desire of awareness of alternative healing and preventative wellness solutions. The life-enhancing benefits of their products help us to live in our challenging environments. 2. I was very sick. I would have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I knew I didn't want to go through the normal medical protocol. I felt like there had to be a better solution than to take medications to manage my symptoms. 3. I love helping people improve their health and well-being with quick results. 4. I start every day with a mindfulness meditation, write in my gratitude journal, I exercised whether it be go to the gym or a nice long walk, and then I write down three actions steps to grow my business that I can achieve that day. 5. To see people using the Vibranz products all over the world to take control of their health and well-being. 6. Never take your health for granted. 7. To have clear goals. A time frame in which you want to achieve those goals because that fules the desire for results. 8. Traveling, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, reading, taking time out for self care, exercising, and meditating. 9. Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn, Train Your Brain by Dana Wilde, and I watch a lot of Mary Morrissey videos on YouTube. 10. I can be found at BrendaGruver.com and on Facebook by looking up Brenda Gruver Look Younger Feel Better
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August 6, 2019
Interview with Dalton Ballard - Model, Actor, singer
More about Dalton Ballard - 1. I am mainly a model but I'm also an aspiring actor and singer. I also recently became a Jr Booking agent! 2. I have always loved being in front of a camera ever since I was a child, But my journey started in HIgh School right after my TBI. I was in the school bathroom and got a phone call from a company called Barbizon asking for me. 3. My Favorite thing about my jobs is the ability to help others in the future and present. I have the possibility to give back to those who encouraged me to keep going and to chase my dreams. All I want to do is help them make there dreams a reality as well. That goes for everybody I love helping people achieve there goals! 4. My keys to making myself productive are always knowing theres thousands of people who want to be where you are right now. 5. I want to Build my own house and be smart with my money unlike most of my generation. My goal is to invest when I get older not buy unnecessary Items like cars or jewelry. 6. I've learned that the real world is hard and it doesn't care if you fall right on your face it's your responsibility to get back up and try again and never give up. 7. Don't let anybody tell you you can't be anything! If you want to be a Singer, Dancer, Actor, Model, ext.. Don't let people get to you If you want something bad enough just Practice Study repeat it helps in ways you can't even imagine. Also always remember you never know to much you can always learn more from others and possibly teach them something as well. 8. I love to Be with my Family and Friends they mean the world to me, but besides that id probably say surfing or Martial arts and Gaming. 9. I keep up with GQ articles and And I go to IG to see the latest fashion trends because of variety of things I can look at. But I always keep up to date with the agency I work for which is RaeHopkinsTalent.com 10. You can Find Me on IG @DaltonBallard_Official Dalton.ballard.1215@gmail.com
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July 31, 2019
Interview with Alison Manternach owner of @Eyewitnessfitness and creator of @Goaltemplates
Get to know Alison Manternach - 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I run Eyewitness Fitness LLC. It's an education company whose mission is to co-create world peace, one person at a time, by providing wellness lifestyle education. We provide online courses, motivational speaking, workshops, retreats, private coaching and a podcast for those who want to improve their quality of life. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? I read a quote by His Holiness The Dalai Lama that said "Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way." This made sense to me on a logical, political and environmental level but it also opened a HUGE entrepreneurial opportunity that I felt moved to serve. I realized that despite all the I had gone through in my life I still felt positive and at peace because of all the internal work and lifestyle experimentation/design I had done over the years. I've read hundreds of books and tested many tools and techniques for making change in my life. Condensing all the things that have worked for me and sharing them with the world feels good. It's fulfilling to know that I will have done my part to co-create world peace. Making life easier for our future generations, just like our ancestors did for us. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? The testimonials I get from clients who are able to breakthrough and make change/peace in their lives because of what I have shared with them. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? GOALS! Specifically goals that have a time limit to them....like the goals you create using GoalTemplates.com 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. Create policy change on a national scale that enables healthy food and mental health tools to be affordable and available to all. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Create tools that solve specific problems. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Use GoalTemplates.com to set, clear, plan, move and achieve your goals! It's the quickest easiest tool to use to manifest success. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Snuggle (hubby, kids, dog), exercise with family/friends, read non-fiction, watch inspirational videos, do stuff that makes my hair blow (adrenaline junkie) 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. The Secret, A New Earth, Jesse Itzler, Ed Mylett, Tom Bilyeu, Jay Shetty, and many, many more. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? Insta, Facebook, YouTube, Your Podcast Platform @EyewitnessFitness and www.eyewitnessfitness.com
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July 29, 2019
Interview with Rebeckah Ruth owner of mode by Rebeckah Ruth
Get to know Rebeckah Ruth 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I'm an Image Consultant and CEO of Mode by Rebeckah Ruth. The #1 question I get is what does an Image Consultant do. We help individuals and businesses upgrade their professional and personal appearance. What this looks like varies but it can include not only looks but communication skills and overall presentation. I'm also a speaker and love to that one on one interaction with my audience. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? I am celebrating 10 years in fashion this year, but my love for fashion started long before that. Friends were always coming to me for help with outfits, shopping, etc and I decided to turn what I love into a business. I was blessed to be connected to a great mentor who taught me so much about styling and producing fashion shows. As the years' pass, I continue to learn to turn my passion into a thriving business. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? All the fashion of course! It sounds cliche, but fashion truly is an art to me. I also love working with people. I love the interaction and I love connections with people. I love helping people bring what is already inside of them out in the form of their appearance. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? I would definitely say balance. You definitely have to work hard as an entrepreneur, but you also have to give yourself permission to take a break. Understand that a break doesn't mean a stop; it just means it's okay to take an afternoon nap once in a while. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I would love to work with a designer and design a line of accessories. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? That's a tough question because I feel like I learn a valuable lesson every day! If I had to pick one, I would say be more concerned about your character and who you are than your success. Your character is a much more impactful legacy than what is in your bank account. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Be true to who you are and go for it! When I started my business, I knew nothing about being a businesswoman. I just knew that I wanted to work in fashion and be my own boss. The business acumen came over time, and I'm still learning every day. You never stop learning. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? I love just spending time with people I care about. My love language is definitely quality time, and that's my favorite thing to do. Just hanging out, laughing and just connecting with others. I'm also a foodie so if we're spending quality time at a cool restaurant, that's even better! 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. I just finished reading "The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates, which is a great book about her work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It opened up my eyes to a lot of things and reminded me that there's so much more to do in the world. Before that, I read "Girl, Wash your Face" by Rachel Hollis. I love her down to earth style and that she just keeps it real about what happens when you stop playing small and you demand more from yourself. I also love her website, The Chic Site. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? So you can find me on Facebook @rebeckahruthllc. I'm on Instagram: rebeckahruth. Email is ceo@modebyrebeckahruth.com and phone number: 202-996-7986.
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July 26, 2019
Interview with Jill Reece - Owner of True Found Wellness
How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? Currently people can find me on my personal Facebook page Jill White Reece also my website is www. truefoundwellness.com. That is a great portal to learn more about what I do and to sign up for a consultation to see if you want to be a client or to get started as a client which enables you to enter into the members only area video bank.
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July 25, 2019
Interview with Micah Emminizer - YouTube Sharing his adventures and misadventures waking up early.
Get to know Micah Emminizer 1. My creative outlet is YouTube. The heart of my channel is taking people with me on the journey of my life. I do this currently through a weekly vlog of my adventures with my friends, a weekly random video often times diving into a specific struggle or victory in my own life, and a daily video where I take the viewer with me through my morning as tackle one of the greatest struggles of my life, which is living a disciplined life. 2. Honestly the idea for my channel was something God just dropped in me. I then proceeded to fight with Him about doing it because I really didn’t want to, but of course He won and so I started. Since then I have developed a love and enjoyment for what I do, and an exciting vision. 3. I would say my favorite thing about what I do is getting to share the experiences of my life with the world. I have always loved helping others achieve victory in their lives through sharing the things I have learned, and this allows me to do that on a larger scale. 4. I would say my number 1 key to maintaining productivity is keeping the why in front of me. I am doing this for a reason and that reason is bigger then how I feel in the moments that I don’t want to put in the work it takes to keep moving forward. 5. One long term goal of my channel is to show people how “normal” and fun a Christian can be. 6. I would say the most valuable lesson I have learned is to not give up. I am doing what I believe I am called to do, but right now I am certainly not reaching people on the scale that I want to and that can be demoralizing. But as I said I believe I am doing what I am supposed to and so I refuse to give up even when it feels like I am getting nowhere. 7. The advice I would give to all of you thinking about stepping out into some sort of new creative outlet, is to simply start. You are probably never going to feel ready, and even if you do, you still have a lot to learn. You will learn more along the journey then you ever could before you begin, so just begin. 8. My favorite thing to do outside of work is to spend time with people. I love investing into relationships and learning to see the world through the perspectives of others, because success and failure in life can be summed up in correct and incorrect Perspective. 9. While I am not much of a book person, there one book that has definitely helped me in this journey would be crushing it by Gary vaynerchuk. I may not agree with his vocabulary and beliefs, but much of what he teaches is incredibly beneficial and the way he teaches it is what keeps bringing me back to him. I have also found peter McKinnon on YouTube to be very helpful in my learning of the finer details of videoing, and I have also drawn a lot of inspiration for the format of my videos from David Dobrik and his friends. 10. You can find me on YouTube @Micah Emminizer Facebook @Micah Toby Emminizer, on both Snapchat and Instagram @micahk95 and on twitter @MicahEmminizer
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July 22, 2019
Interview with Onicka Daniel author of The Holiday Boys
More about Onicka Daniel - 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I am a author of a children’s book series called The Holiday Boys. The series was named after my two sons, who were both born on holidays- April Fools Day and Halloween. The stories are light hearted and teach lessons about love, family, friendship and many other age appropriate lessons not taught in schools. I also donate a portion of the proceeds from every book sales to initiatives to end domestic violence in our community. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? All glory to God, my savior. He gave me the name of the series. But writing was my coping mechanism that I used to deal w the abuse I was enduring during my past relationship w my two son’s father. 3. What?s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? I love the fact the characters keep growing and each book to me is sort of like an episode. Each book teaches a new relatable lesson that both parents and children can relate to. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? My writing comes natural. God gives me the words and it just flows! Myself and my book partner work very well together especially late in the evenings. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. Our long term goal is to turn The Holiday Boys into a cartoon with a Curious George kind of feel AND to make it to the BIG SCREEN! 6. What?s the most valuable lesson you?ve learned through the course of your creative work? I’ve learned that sometimes what you have planned is not Gods plan. I’ve learned to trust myself and to believe in my talents and skills. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Surround yourself w people who believe in you and people who you can learn from and even when you feel like giving up DONT!! 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? TRAVELING and experiencing other cultures and ways of life! **9. Name a few influential books you?ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you?d recommend to readers. The Bible Ofcourse and I truly enjoy real life stories because tragedy to triumph is so motivating to me. The Pursuit Of Happiness is one of my all time favorite books, very inspirational! 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? www.theholidayboys.com theholidayboys@outlook.com FB, IG, TWITTER @theholidayboys
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July 20, 2019
Interview with Greg Moxley owner of CRYO17 Newport News
Info for Greg Moxley and CRYO17 Newport News can be found @cryo17newportnews and www.cryo17.com 1047 George Washington Memorial Highway, Newport News Va (757)509-0264
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July 17, 2019
Interview with John Clark - Freelance photographer.
John Clark Bio - 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. My creative project right now is a photo essay on Kristy Gust and her struggle for a cure with Dercum’s Disease. The disease is the third rarest disease in the world. It causes benign tumors all over the body and it’s quite painful. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? The idea happened when I was hanging out with Kristy and a fundraiser for raising money for her experimental treatment came up in conversation. It’s was something I should have thought about sooner. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? I get to document the life of a very strong and courageous woman. Her boyfriend, Harley, has been a friend of mine since 1993 and it brings joy to me to finally see him happy. He’s made the goal of raising money for Kristy his personal crusade. I just trying to help as best I can. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? Try not to get inundated with distractions which can be hard at times because I have Attention Deficit Disorder. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I’d like to do some commercial photography. Plus I always wanted to be a conflict photographer. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Never give up on your dreams. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Refer to question 6. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Family and friends. Hiking in the woods. Outdoorsy stuff. 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. I haven’t read much lately but I try to keep up with photographers I admire. James Nachtwey and Joe McNally come to mind. Their work has inspired me the most. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? You can find via my website clarkmedia1980.com, instagram: @clarkmedia1980, and Twitter: @clarkmedia1980. I have a Facebook page but I haven’t updated it in months. I hope that works. J.
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July 15, 2019
Interview with Dorothy Bayford
1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I have an internet based  product brokerage company.  Where I earn commissions a on everything I personally purchase and on products and services purchased by others. My true passion is to teach others on how to become entrepreneurs through our online platform.   2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? While my husband was dealing with some health struggles we found products supplied by  an International  Product Brokerage company that in my opinion saved my husbands life !! so my thought process was if these products  could help my husband then I wanted to put myself in a position to help others the same way. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? My favorite thing is changing the lives of others while I grow my business and  achieving personal development that anywhere else  would cost you thousands of dollars easily. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? When I first wakeup I pray for my family, my day and others who I know need prayer. I drink my vitamins and  Exercise every  morning. Eat a healthy breakfast and listen to an audio or you tube video that teaches or encourages me! 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. My long term goal is to build a legacy of residual income for which will give my husband and I time freedom and  make it possible to visit our grandchildren as often as we wish, and Bless and give to others ! 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Do the hard things first and listen more than you talk. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Follow your Dreams and Passions and Never Give up !!! 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Spend time with my family and Friends and travel with my husband 😊 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. Think and grow Rich  by  Napoleon Hill,  Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and the best success book ever written the bible. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? Dorothy Bayford @NosuchwordasIcant  or dorothy2000 on Instagram
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July 14, 2019
Interview with Brian Bayford owner of Reef In Peace - reef burial services
Information about Brian Bayford 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. Reef In Peace is an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to conventional burials and spreading or  ashes. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? Several years ago one of my fathers friends passed and asked that his ashes be put in his favorite fishing hole.   3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? I believe it’s a win, win in every aspect it is not only an affordable option but it is also environmentally beneficial to marine life and the under water eco system. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive?  Developing public awareness to this new burial option.   5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. To change the long term  dynamics of the burial industry.  6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Persistence and Integrity should be the foundation for every business. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Don’t give up, work as long and as hard as necessary to accomplishment your goals.  8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Spend time with our grandchildren, ride my motorcycle and play disc golf and travel with my wife.  9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. Anything inspirational and motivational and my most recent favorite book is The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn  10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media?  Website - Reefinpeace.com or  Reef In Peace Facebook page or Brian Bayford on  Facebook 
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July 10, 2019
Interview with Jennifer Morrone
More about Jennifer Morrone 1. Tell us a bit about your Project/Creative work. I love a collaborative process where I am working with creative people to help them succeed by providing the behind the scenes administrative tasks that they have not the time, energy or desire to do. I thrive on process of taking an idea and setting up the structure and support to get it done. 2. What gave you the idea for your project/Creative work and how did it start? I have a background in professional association management that was done primarily from my home office. While I love creating structure, I don’t enjoy being boxed to something that has little flexibility. Ie reporting into an office mon – Friday. I loved the work I did for the association management company as it allow me to be present for my family while supporting people who were in a volunteer role in a professional organization. SOS Virtual Support Solutions is designed to support business owners without them having to provide an office and allows me to work in pockets of time that suite my life and my interests. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project/Creative work? Aside from working on my sofa with my dog beside me, I enjoy knowing that I was a part of the process of success for another entrepreneur.. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? Liking the people I am working with and the tasks I am working on 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I want to be a resource. I want to be the person that people come to when they need something that I cannot necessarily provide, but then know they can count on me for the right direction. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? It saves time and frustration to pay someone else to do what you don’t like to do 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Find a support team that can help with the things you don’t know how to do yourself. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Walks with my Dog and Girl Friends Eating at new Restaurants Going to Festivals - Food and Craft Supporting Animal rescues 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor Girl Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis Getting Things done – David Allen 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? I currently have a business fb page https://www.facebook.com/SOS- Virtual-Support-Solutions- 586008241807147/
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July 8, 2019
Interview with Marilen Crump
Marilen Crump 1. Tell us a bit about your Project. I help people achieve their goals with my program called D.R.E.A.M. Success Strategy... I am called the expertdreamcatcher. 2. What gave you the idea for your project and how did it start? I've been working on mindset for my business coaching clients since 2010 and realized that I had process that worked for every type of goal. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project? I love being able to encourage others and see how the process is changing their lives and how it is giving them more opportunities and achieve amazing results. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? I love mapping out the day every morning prior to taking action... It works so well especially on days that have so many appointments. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. My goal is to create a certification program to transform others into becoming an expertdreamscatcher 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? GOD has to be in the center of every effort and every goal. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Have a strong portfolio and learn how to have a sales strategy cycle. Learn how to value your work. 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? I love to travel and go on adventures with my family. 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. I love books by Napoleon Hill... Think and Grow Rich and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? I'm on FB 🙂 I have a website... https://marilencrump.com or IG marilencrump
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July 1, 2019
Interview with Reggie Connaughton, Poet, Artist, Business Woman, Mom!
Connect with Reggie a. Instagram is my favorite - https://www.instagram.com/reggieconnaughton/ b. Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/reggie-connaughton c. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/reggie.connaughton d. LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/reggieconnaughton/ e. Personal Blog - http://faith-unfolding.blogspot.com/ f. (Company blog) Chesapeake Bank Blog - https://chesbank.com/its-all-about-community/blog/ g. I have a twitter & snapchat handle but I’m not a tweeter or snapper. h. Note – If someone finds these notes later names and handles may be changed to @reggierossignol
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June 24, 2019
This episode features Kimberly Faith. A young entrepreneur with a YouTube mission.
Kimberly Faith - Bio. 1. Tell us a bit about your Project. On my channel I encourage people and it started out with my friends but then It went out to the world. 2. What gave you the idea for your project and how did it start? Well I wanted to be a YouTuber and I saw all of these famous YouTubers online and they made me laugh and smile so I was thinking why not make that me and I saw how my friends were struggling so why not make them laugh and give them scripture as well and that's how it started. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project? Seeing so many positive things come out for my friends when I did the YouTube videos 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? Well mostly dad keeps me productive but also my inspiration keeps me going 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I want to be able to reach everyone with an open heart forever and make it my job well until I die. 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? That it's ok to mess up you dont always have to go by the script make something up that wasn't in your script but that ties along with your story oh and dont say umm that's very important 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Be you! That's all I have to say dont try and be someone you’re not and I know you might hear it a lot but seriously be you do what you want to do if your an artist do a YouTube channel about art if you like fooling around fool around in your YouTube channel seriously you have the freedom to do anything 8. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? Spend time with family and hang out with friends 9. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. From poop to gold and mirical morning because those are the books that start off your day because they are very inspiring and fun at the same time 10. How can people interact with you? ie. Where can people find you on social media? Well I hope you know my YouTube channel but if not then it is kimberlyfaithtv and you can also find me on Facebook so yeah
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June 17, 2019
Morning FUEL - Episode 2 - Interview with Author Kevin Moore
1. Tell us a bit about your Project. To my kids is a book where I speak to my kids and tell them all the things I would tell them if they had the attention span to sit and listen to me talk for hours. I'm sharing 46 years of life experience and lessons learned with them with my intent being to help them avoid making the mistakes I made and to help guide them through life. I want them to learn from me instead of having to go through the things I went through because I was ignorant. 2. What gave you the idea for your project and how did it start? It was inspired. I had been thinking about death and my kids for about a month or two. I wanted to leave them something that would help them deal with my passing easier and also give them something that would help them through life. When people lose a loved one, you often hear them say things like, I wish I could talk to them one more time. I wish my so and so was here, they could help me. This book is an effort to remain present in their lives after I'm gone. As I was having those thoughts, I decided to start insurance policies for my kids that they could draw income from in the future. I felt good about doing that but I still had those thoughts. One day driving home from a job, I heard a voice say, write a book. I had never written a book before and knew nothing about writing a book but I became excited about the idea. This is a project that I was given to do. 3. What’s your favorite thing about your project? My favorite thing about this project has been the process. I've been working on this book for about 2 years and I've loved every second of it, It's just been really exciting for me to come home from work and work on this book, to read through it, make revisions, stay up til 3,4 in the morning writing, I love the process, the journey. 4. What are your keys to making yourself productive? My reasons for writing this book is all I need to stay productive. I have four main reasons for writing this book. One, it's a project that was given to me by the Power that created me, I call that power God. That's first because this wasn't my idea. So I have to finish this. The other three main reasons are my kids. These four reasons are what drive me and causes me to feel that it's mandatory that I complete this project. 5. Tell us one long-term goal with your creative work/calling. I'm expecting this book to help millions of people all over the world 6. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your creative work? Slow movement is better than no movement because you're still moving forward and that's fine and much better than becoming stagnant. Another lesson I've learned and am still learning is to trust the process and trust the one that put me on this path in the first place. I get to places where I feel like I don't know what to do next and find myself trying to figure it out myself when I just need to do everything I know to do and understand the next steps will be given to me or the person I need will be brought into my life, whatever I need, I will have when I need it so there's no need to freeze up, just keep moving forward. 7. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed as a creative? Just to be sure you're following your passion. Follow your desire. We're all like puzzle pieces. Each piece fits in in a specific place. When each puzzle piece is in it's proper place, it makes a beautiful picture. This is not true when pieces are out of place. Follow your intuition, follow your passion, it's crucial to your success.
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June 10, 2019
Morning FUEL - Episode 1 - With special guest Erik Scott of Overcome HQ
Tell us a bit about OvercomeHQ. OvercomeHQ is a personal development organization that is grounded on a foundation of faith and stoic philosophy. Our mission is to lead, inspire and drive people to become a better self, specializing in areas of life, leadership, career, and financial development. Our vison is to eventually become a fully function nonprofit organization with a philanthropic heart that will be able to support the local community by offering college scholarships to young leaders. What gave you the idea for your business and how did it start? For many years I have known that I wanted to start my own business, and since serving in the military, I found myself being drawn into to leadership, I found a passion in leading and mentoring young people. Additionally, for many years I struggled with addiction while facing many challenges, and on October 10, 2016, I found my faith, and after exploring what I truly wanted to do in this life, I realized that serving others and bringing encouragement to people who may not have hope in the moment. This is one of my greatest gifts and want to share it. What’s your favorite thing about your job? Watching others grow as they realize that there are people out there willing to support them, while walking by their side through trouble and trying times and seeing their faces when they finally “get it”. What are your keys to making yourself productive? I have studied numerous leadership and management books, I have listened to many different leaders and podcasts, but the keys that I found to be most productive for myself are, write down everything that I think I want to accomplish, and speak them out loud to some of my closest trusted friends and family members, starting with my wife of course. Tell us one long-term goal in your career. As mentioned above, my goal is to eventually become a full time nonprofit organization that serves the community that can offer scholarships to young leaders. However, I can see this becoming my ministry, and supporting other areas as well, for example: local, national, and international missions Supporting Veteran Organizations Community Outreach Programs What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your career? No matter what comes in your path you are stronger, than you think, more resilient than you think. My determination to overcome every challenge I have faced, and no matter how many times I have been knocked down, I have faced the adversity and raised up through it all. I may fail, but only once, ,and I will be back for more. What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field? To succeed in this field, one must be true to self and really know oneself. This area is not for the faint hearted. Many people think they already know it all, and you can see pride in many people’s eyes; but once you realize that everyone will eventually fall, no matter how good they are, you need to be there with an open heart, mind, and arms to support them back, better, stronger, and more knowledgeable then before. What are your favorite things to do outside of work? I am married with 5 children and this is my main focus when not working. But we also like to travel, my children like to go fishing and really spend time outside, and we frequent numerous auto races in our local area. Church is a big part of our lives as well. Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers. When it comes to book, I am a big audio book guy. My most recent book I completed was the leadership challenge (Kouzes & Posner) but one book that I have used as a study was the 5 Dysfunctions of a team (Patrick Lencioni) this was one of the first books that sparked my interest as well. Additionally, anything John Maxwell has been pretty influential. Overocmehq.com this is my blog site.
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June 3, 2019
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