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The Messy Mind

The Messy Mind

By Tammy L. Davis
As a 1st generation serial entrepreneur in real estate, construction, information technology consulting and a franchise, Tammy provides a listening experience focused on the world of entrepreneurship. Listen in as Tammy guides you on how embracing the messiness of entrepreneurship can lead to your greatest idea!
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Episode 15: Vetting System Implementation Vendors: Are Your inheriting the dream or nightmare?
When it comes to partnering with system implementation vendors, millions and millions of dollars are being wasted and dreams are being sold, only for you to eventually realize you are in a nightmare. BUT… there is HOPE… By following my recommended suggestions, you can get to the heart of understanding what your system implementation vendor does bring to the table for your organization, how they can support you and how they plan to manage your project. If you need support in vetting your system/software vendor and would like a complimentary assessment on how to lay the framework, please contact us at Nexlevel Consulting Services, LLC: tldavis@nexlevelconsultingllc.com.
10:35
August 31, 2020
Episode 14: Why Change is Challenging… Because YOU are transforming!
I was on Linkedin recently and noticed someone's headline said something to the effect of making organizational change easy! I thought to myself, " There is nothing about easy about change! Change can be challenging. WHY? Because YOU are transforming as a whole.  Listen in as Tammy breaks down how change that may begin in your workplace can have an effect in all aspects of your life!
07:19
July 23, 2020
Episode 13: Feeling Stuck, Overwhelmed and Confused? A Disney Movie to the Rescue!
Goal setting, Q3 and Q4 Planning, Pipelines and Forecasting. All words to support you in getting ready to crush the last 6 months of the year, especially after how 2020 has and continues to shape our new normal.  Listen in as Tammy shares which Disney movie motivates her and how you can use the same movie to get unstuck and unleash your power to dream, believe and achieve. Be sure to listen to the very end as Tammy also shares what her new "oasis" is! Keep Moving Forward!
08:29
July 2, 2020
Episode 12: 4 Tips to Building Teams & Having Team Members Swimming in Your Vision!
As a serial entrepreneur, there have been many times in which I needed a team. From a large global software transformation project to preparing for opening day for our previously owned italian ice franchise, the formation of teams was critical to our success. In this episode, I share 4 tips to support you in building your team and having your team members “swimming in” & executing your vision. Always remember in Team: Together Everyone Achieves More!
09:36
June 4, 2020
Episode 11: Do You Take The Time to Explore?
Do you take the time to explore opportunities when they don't look like you think they should? Just because it doesn't look the way you want it to look doesn't mean it's not working out in your favor! All that glitters CAN be gold! You just get to look underneath the "leaves" to find the glitter! Listen in as I share my experience of how an unlikely opportunity turned into a huge win for my company, Nexlevel Consulting Services!
12:52
May 18, 2020
Episode 10: Getting Our Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way..... in Order!
I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Rob Wilson, Financial Advisor, Personal Finance Expert, Author of Secure the Bag (http://www.securethebag.me), Speaker and, of course, TV/Radio Contributor… who has been very busy over the last several weeks appearing on local TV, national TV and radio platforms. I initially wanted to discuss legacy and generational wealth with Rob, but given the current state of affairs, I wanted to talk about things we can do, in this very moment, to get our financial houses in order! Listen in as Rob breaks down the financial world as we see it today, how it will play out in the near future and what we can do to prepare if the financial outlook ever turned bleak again! Be sure to follow Rob on all social media platforms: @RobWilsonTV.
15:41
May 4, 2020
Bonus Episode: It's About Damn Time! My Chat with Arlan Hamilton
In this episode, I was blessed to speak with Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital and author of "It's About Damn Time" : https://www.itsaboutdamntime.com/ Backstage Capital (https://backstagecapital.com) is a venture capital firm who, to date, has invested over $7M in more than 120 companies led by underrepresented founders. Arlan is someone who I admire greatly and serves as an amazing example of grit, determination, perseverance and of course, inspiration for me and so many others. I was selected to be on her book launch team and when the opportunity came for podcast hosts to interview her, I jumped at the chance! Listen in as we discuss Arlan's background, her journey, golden nuggets of knowledge/wisdom contained in the book and what we as entrepreneurs can do NOW in our current state of affairs.
22:08
May 1, 2020
Episode 9: Attention All Beauty Professionals: Are You Ready?
I broke all podcasting rules on this episode! No editing, no filters, no 2nd recordings, no do-overs and a TON of fillers. Just real talk about the thoughts swirling through my head when I think about my wellness and beauty professionals! As a follow up to my LinkedIn post on 4/13/2020, I've been thinking about my wellness, health and beauty professionals. I've been wondering if they are thinking about their people, processes and systems/technology to handle the influx of new and existing clients as soon as the stay @ home orders are removed. Listen in as I ask thought provoking questions which can only answered with ACTION. These are the thoughts and questions swirling in my head and may spark a level of creative thinking to support your efforts. Always consult your accountant, lawyer or professional advisor before executing on your efforts or any information related to a change in your lifestyle, business or finances. I'm not a beauty professional nor have a worked in the industry. I'm just a bonafide "pamper-myself" junkie who loves a great massage, haircut and eyebrow waxing who can't wait to sit in the chair or lay on the table again! I'm also an entrepreneur who LOVES supporting businesses, especially small businesses to thrive!
12:20
April 14, 2020
Episode 8: Four Key Aspects of Empowerment.
As individuals, we have been so conditioned to believe the only way we can operate is within parameters that have been set forth for ourselves WHEN we become empowered, and yet we don’t understand we have everything we need. Being empowered is a knowing; truly believing you have everything you need to execute your goals and operate within your vision. We often struggle to go outside of the limitations we have placed on ourselves. Empowerment is about helping people change how they think about themselves, so they can operate and think about what they can and cannot do. Empowerment has more depth than people realize as they say the word.  There are 4 aspects to empowerment: 1. Empowerment is the freedom to BE you! 2. Confidence is the first pillar to being empowered. 3. Stretching or going beyond the limitations you have set for yourself is a viable way to BEING more empowered. 4. Understanding… truly knowing and believing you are more than the parameters you have set around yourself.
08:39
March 30, 2020
Episode 7: Honoring My Girl Crushes For Women's History Month
Happy Women's History Month! This is the perfect time for me to celebrate two women who I admired greatly: Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital (https://backstagecapital.com/) and Monica Kang, CEO of Innovators Box (https://innovatorsbox.com/). Here is the link to the Backstage Tour 2020 (https://backstagecapital.com/tour2020/) where I will finally get to meet Ms. Hamilton in DC! In the episode, I was completely off on the numbers for Backstage Capital. Backstage Capital has invested over $7M in more than 120 companies led by underrepresented founders. Go Mrs. Hamilton! 
11:53
March 16, 2020
Episode 6: My Journey to the Tech Field
Discover how I went from being a Legal Secretary to an Oracle Applications Guru! If I can make the shift and pivot into this tech world, you can too!  Listen in to learn about other roles in the technology world.... there's more than just becoming a programmer or coder!
14:57
March 4, 2020
Episode 5: 4 Steps to Pivot to the Tech Field
You made a decision. Your desire is to enter in the technology field and you wonder which first step to take. You may not have interest in coding or programming, but want to embark on this new journey. There are MANY other professions in the technology industry!  After you listen to 4 steps to pivot into the tech world, check out my segment on Tech Tuesdays on The Karen Hunter Show: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/techtuesday-tammy-l-davis-ceo-of-nexlevel-consulting-services-how-to-pivot-to-the-tech-field  Also, here’s the link to the World Economic Forum article about the Fourth Industrial Revolution: ‪https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/‬ I'd love to hear your journey or desire to embark on your tech journey. Drop me a line at  my personal emaill: tldavis5728@gmail.com or connect with me on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/tammydavis1
12:50
February 28, 2020
Episode 4: How Are You Making People Feel?
My thoughts on Kobe Bryant and how he made people FEEL. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou.
07:49
February 11, 2020
Episode 3: Are You Ready to Scale?
Are You Ready to Scale? Don't let good things be the end. Listen to how I break down the 5 Steps for Scalability Approach.
09:44
January 20, 2020
Episode 2: The Power of Intention
When you attend events, network or just want to meet new people in different settings, do you set an intention? Listen in to discover the Power of Intention.
06:14
January 19, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome to the First Episode of the Messy Mind!
Welcome to the First Edition of the Messy Mind Podcast... wait... if you do something for the first time in the podcast world, can it be called a first edition or editions are only for the print world?
04:05
January 18, 2020