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We Did It

We Did It

By Amanda Weldon
Welcome to We Did It Podcast! The phrase "We Did It" shatters the idea that we are alone on our journey. Our successes (and even failures) are not achieved alone. In the We Did It Podcast we focus on the life stories behind the victories and failures of creative people. I believe everyone on this planet has creative tendencies but sometimes we feel shut off from our creativity. I want to talk about how to keep your creative channel open while laughing through some relatable topics. We are all the main characters in our story but that doesn't mean we are alone while we create our lives.
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2. How To Live With A Creative | ft. Scotty Shares

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15. Our Experience with Impostor Syndrome | ft. Amanda & Scotty
Have you ever felt like an imposter in your own life? If the answer was "yes" you may have been experiencing Imposter syndrome.  Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. 'Imposters' suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence. In this episode Scotty and Amanda break down their own experience with imposter syndrome and take a deep dive on how to overcome these feelings. Learn some actionable steps to be a more confident you and take on your next task with vigor!  Thanks for joining us for this breakout episode because without YOU there is no WE!  ------------------------------------- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/).  Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/).  AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
48:14
June 24, 2020
14. Social Inequality in the Influencing World + Overcoming Impostor Syndrome | ft. Dominique Baker
There are so many important conversations happening right now around the world when it comes to race and social equality. No matter who you are and what your background is there is more to learn. Scotty and I have been investing time into learning more about our white privilege and how we can anti-racist while being an ally for those around us. We are so thankful to have people like Dominique in our lives. Dom takes us through real world scenarios as a Black Influencer and highlights ways we can support the movement in a positive way.  This episode also covers the topic of dealing with hate online and how to cope and overcome the feeling of impostor syndrome. I can't wait for you all to meet Dominique and hear this conversation. Thank you for being here!  Everything you need to know with up to date information on Black Lives Matter Click Here.  -----------------------------------------  A Note from Dominique on Style Domination My name is Dominique and I’m a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A public servant by day, my blog, www.styledomination.com, serves as a creative outlet highlighting my deep interest in fashion and beauty with a focus on humour. After all, you need a sense of humour to spend $2000 on a handbag. Style Domination is simply a play on my name. My blog highlights how I “Dom-ify” my clothing, so really, it’s more of a focus on “Style Domification” of current trends and classic pieces alike. Promise – I don’t pretend to dominate anything! In the early part of 2015, my husband suggested I start a blog featuring all of the fun things I get up to. What started as a medium to share my crazy adventures and love of style soon turned into a go-to destination for beauty advice and reviews, fashion, and lifestyle, and soon expanded to YouTube. Since launching my blog, I have been featured in Flare Magazine, the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Life Magazine, Krowd Magazine, among others. I have also worked with many notable brands such as Ford Canada, Lincoln Motors of Canada, ALEX & ANI, Westin Hotels, Charlotte Tilbury, L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Givenchy Beauty and Giorgio Armani Beauty. In addition to blogging, I now speak to groups in the Ottawa area about how to boost confidence and self-esteem through style, along with giving back to the community through charitable work. In 2017, I was named a Person 2 Know by the United Way Ottawa, and was an Ambassador for The Ottawa Hospital. Be sure to check out my Instagram page for more fashion and beauty, and I have a host of fashion, beauty and lifestyle-related videos on my  ---- We want to thank Dominique for her time, her insight and her poise as we tackle the tough subjects. THANK YOU DOMINIQUE! xx  -----------------------------------------  Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
1:25:04
June 17, 2020
13. The World of Public Relations, Influencer Collaborations and Starting a Business | ft. Niside Aloi
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Do I have what it takes to be my own boss?" Let me tell you it takes a lot of guts, drive and passion and this podcast guest has ALL OF THOSE THINGS! Meet the amazing Niside Aloi. Niside is the CEO and Founder of Naloi Media Group. She has charisma radiating off of her in every direction. Niside takes us through her story of starting her company, her advice for influencers wanting to work with PR firms and tells us about the rescheduling of her wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ---- From Naloi Media Group About Page Niside Aloi CEO AND FOUNDER After a decade of applying her expertise to both agency and in-house public relations and social media marketing campaigns, Niside founded Naloi Media Group in order to interact with the market and her clients in the most holistic way possible. With a wealth of expertise, Niside is a natural problem solver who enjoys a challenge, having spearheaded campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands. Her unique experience within the luxury and lifestyle spheres has inspired her leading practices, including outstanding client care, attention to detail and an innovative approach to telling brand stories. Having spent her childhood learning to talk the talk (and actually walk!) on the cobblestone streets of Rome, Niside can effortlessly deliver her coffee order in two languages. It’s also through her extensive travels that Niside brings her love and understanding of culture, trends and global brands to her business sense and daily life. She enjoys participating in mentorship programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and marketing professionals, as well as using her vocational savvy while serving on the board of Look Good Feel Better 4HER, a Toronto-based organization which supports youth undergoing cancer treatment. ---- I want to thank Niside for showing us behind the curtain of PR firms and giving us insight about what we can do better as influencers. We also thank Niside for her vulnerability and sharing her wedding story with us. If you want to learn more about Niside and her firm you can find her personal instagram here https://www.instagram.com/nisidealoi/, her media page here https://www.instagram.com/naloimediagroup/ and her website here https://naloimediagroup.com/.  THANK YOU NISIDE! xx -------- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
41:34
June 10, 2020
12. Olympic Dream On Hold & Building An Authentic Brand ft. Olympic Athlete Melissa Humana-Paredes
Put yourself in this situation -- The Olympics have been postponed, you have just trained for four years and this last year has been the most grueling, you are far from home and the world is going through a pandemic. These are all topics we are going to cover in this episode with Melissa Humana-Paredes Canadian Beach Volleyball Superstar and Olympian.  Melissa Humana-Paredes (born October 10, 1992) is a female Canadian beach volleyball player, who is partnered with Sarah Pavan. She plays as a left-side defender. The pair won the women's gold medal at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships.  Born in Toronto, Ontario, Humana-Paredes is the younger daughter of two Chilean expatriates, ballet dancer Myriam Paredes and volleyball player Hernán Humaña, who was part of the national team and later coached Canadians John Child and Mark Heese to the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics Humana-Paredes started playing beach volleyball at the age of 12 and four years later, was already representing Canada internationally. She attended York University, majoring in communications while playing with the York Lions volleyball team. Accolades Champion, 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Hamburg (representing Canada, with Sarah Pavan) Champion, 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Winner (representing Canada, with Sarah Pavan) FIVB Team of the Year 2019 (with Sarah Pavan) FIVB Best Defensive Player, 2019 FIVB Best Setter, 2018 & 2019 AVP Best Defensive Player, 2019 AVP Newcomer of the Year, 2019 FIVB Most Improved Player, 2017 FIVB Top Rookie, 2014 I want to thank Melissa for being so incredibly vulnerable and sharing a conversation that left us feeling full and inspired. When you see this woman on the court next you are going to feel so connected to her! You can virtually connect with her on her instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/melissahumanaparedes/) and watch some of her vlogs on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERfmOcylnRriq1GgO4qBTg). THANK YOU MELISSA! xx -------- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
59:29
May 27, 2020
11. Practicing Self-Compassion and Holistic Approaches to Minimizing Daily Stress | ft. Justine Dowd, PhD
Have you ever practiced self-compassion? If you're anything like me, you've felt that it's easier to be compassionate towards a family member or a friend versus yourself. Today we sit down with Justine Dowd, PhD and talk all things self-compassion meditation and stress management. Justine gives us some insight on her app MyHealthyGut in which she co-founded to help make digestive health easier to navigate after being diagnosed with celiac disease. And for all of you creatives out there, we also cover some actionable practices that can help inspire a creative day and set you up for success in the area of productivity.  Below I've pulled some passages from Justine's website so you can learn a little more about her health journey and her career background! Thank you Justine for taking part in this episode of WE DID IT! You can find Justine on https://www.justinedowd.ca/ -------- Wholistic Insights for Whole Health Justine Dowd empowers her clients with a wholistic approach to chronic disease management. Focused on the importance of self-compassion and physical activity, Justine offers gut health strategies and fertility support to effectively enhance each client’s quality of life. More About Justine  My passion for gut health all began with a diagnosis of celiac disease, just as I was beginning my PhD. After enduring a number of ups and downs, including additional complications from hashimotos hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, and infertility struggles, I realized that all my health issues were rooted in the same place -- my gut. It became my mission to not only optimize my own gut health, but to empower others as well. Working in collaboration with other health experts, I am committed to helping people take a holistic well-rounded approach to personal wellness with educational gut health seminars, as well as fertility support seminars (coming soon). I also co-created the MyHealthyGut app, which makes it easy for any individual to improve their general digestive health, in addition to providing evidence-based tips and tools for managing celiac disease or gluten intolerance. -------- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
37:53
May 20, 2020
10. Ambitious Adulting, Side Hustles and Financial Freedom | ft. Liz Enriquez
Hello, hello everyone! Today we talk about one of my favourite subjects - FINANCES! It's about time we turn our passions into side hustles don't you think? However you may be thinking, how do I get started? This episode Amanda and Scotty catch up with Liz Enriquez, owner of "Ambitious Adulting" and cover topics like financial freedom, buying a house by 24, working a side hustle and making it a full-time job. We also talk about ways to start thinking about investing and small changes that can make big financial waves for the future!  *Liz has been featured on CBC, BNN Bloomberg, urbinicity, apartment therapy, The Hamilton Spectator and many more.  A Little Bit About Liz from ambitiousadulting.com Ambitious Adulting is a platform that helps Canadian Millennials save more, make more, and reduce stress about money. I’m Liz. I was born in Mexico and moved to Canada when I was 5 years old. Despite growing up in a low-income household, dropping out of math classes in high school, and living with anxiety, I reached financial security in my 20s. I saved aggressively, I started investing at a young age, I worked entry-level jobs and many side-gigs, and then I started a business. By age 21, I travelled to over 20 countries and paid for them out of pocket By age 22, I paid off my university tuition By age 24, I saved $50,000+ and bought a house By age 26, my net worth grew to 6 figures When I was 27, I quit my government job after making $10,000 one month through my various income streams The next year, I bought my second property with a partner Now I mentor millennials and empower them to take control of their finances and live the life they dream about. Disclaimer: I, Liz Enriquez am not a financial adviser, and I am not certified to give financial advice. I share my journey and hope to inspire millennials to take control of their personal finances. You can find Liz on https://www.ambitiousadulting.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ambitiousadulting/.  Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
55:14
May 13, 2020
9. Arguing With My Partner During Coronavirus Pandemic | ADVICE EPISODE
Welcome to our first ever ADVICE EPISODE. In this episode Amanda and Scotty dive in deep on a question about couples not getting along during the pandemic. Our coined phrase for 2020 has been "heightened emotions" and this certainly applies to the world's situation. Let's get real about some of the road blocks that may be causing friction in relationships at this time and how to press pause on the fight and press play on the growth.  *Please note this episode will not solve and does not apply to domestic abuse. If you know someone or you are currently in a situation with domestic abuse it is important to reach out to someone. Please refer to this Toronto Start article for more on navigating these difficult times: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/04/22/are-you-a-victim-of-violence-at-home-heres-how-to-get-help-amid-covid-19.html Support workers are there around the clock to help anyone who is currently facing this situation. Also, if you know someone going through this please be part of their WE and lend a hand.  Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE!
46:29
May 6, 2020
8. Holding Your Power & Running A Business With Your Best Friend | ft. Dallas Lombardi
Forging your own path can look different at different stages of life. But what if life progresses faster than anticipated? Dallas Lombardi has been the CEO of her own life from a young age and has been working to survive and succeed ever since high school.  Dallas said on her about page, "I was out on my own before I graduated high school, and I picked up a waitressing job to make money so I could support myself. After high school, I worked multiple jobs simultaneously until I could afford to get myself my own apartment. Just before I turned 19, I moved to the city because I wanted more - I was determined to be successful and hold my own. I climbed up the ladder in the hospitality industry and became a Director by the age of 26, and from there I continued to lead teams at the Executive level. Because I was so young, I was in constant fear that people wouldn’t respect me if they knew how old I was. I kept my age a secret because society generally equates age with experience. I have to feel a strong connection to whatever I’m doing, and I will rock the boat when I really believe in something. I don’t give up. If I want something, I am going to achieve it. Sometimes the way I’m going about it doesn’t work, but I find a way. Once I reached the success I thought I was supposed to have, I realized I wanted more than to be on the sunshine list. I walked away from the career I had spent 17 years building for myself." I first met Dallas over social media and we quickly learned we had very similar interests. Our connection grew and so did our friendship. In this episode we talk about tackling fear of imposter syndrome, event planning, running a business with your best friend and taking advantage of this blip in normal (Covid-19 social distancing).  *I want to thank Dallas for her business insight and hustle! I know this is going to inspire anyone who is ready to start building their own path and accept the mistakes that will happen along the way! Check out Dallas' Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mrsdallaslombardi/) and Riley and Dallas on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rileyanddallas/). You can also find her website here: https://dallaslombardi.ca/ Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). Shoutout to Scotty for joining us on this journey as well, you can find him here (https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/).  AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - because truly I mean it every time I say it. Without YOU there is no WE! 
55:09
April 29, 2020
7. Boundaries & Living in the Present | ft. Life Coach Rebecca Babcock
They say having a best friend is like having your own personal Life Coach. However, for me it's honestly 100% true - my best friend is a literal LIFE COACH! *Enter Rebecca Babcock to the We Did It Podcast!* For this episode I invite you to be a fly on the wall of a bestie life chat with Rebecca, who is a registered and practicing life coach, myself (Amanda Weldon) and the always enlightening Scotty Shares. We chat all about setting boundaries, living in the present moment and truly how to embrace living your best life while in a worldwide pandemic.  Saddle up kids, we are about to get introspective.  Thanks for joining us, grab a coffee or tea and snuggle up with us! *I want to thank Rebecca for all of her sage wisdom! I know this is going to inspire anyone who is ready to set boundaries and live in the present moment! Check out Rebecca's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/itstartswithbe/). Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/).
54:32
April 22, 2020
6. International Film Making & Heartbreak | ft. Tyler Cowan and Scotty Shares
*NOTE THIS WAS RECORDED PRE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  One amazing thing about creative work is it can take you all over the world. Tyler Cowan is a talented filmmaker who has been able to travel the world to capture stories. From the streets of Bogota, Columbia to a small neighborhood in Uganda, Tyler has been placed in the middle of adversity with a challenge to capture. Tyler is a born storyteller who has a knack for taking you into the heart of his muse.  This episodes dials into Ty's experience in the field and how life has changed behind the scenes. Adversity can mean a hostile/high risk scenario or even depression and heartbreak. I am proud to call Tyler a close friend and even prouder to see him come out on the other side of adversity. I also can't wait to share his story!  Thanks for joining us, grab a coffee or tea and snuggle up with us!  *I want to thank Tyler for this honest conversation - I know this is going to inspire anyone who is ready to look a little deeper! Check out Tyler's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thetylercowan/) and see his work on his website (https://www.tylercowan.com/).  Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/).
1:26:52
April 15, 2020
5. 10 Productivity Tips for Creatives in Quarantine | ft. Scotty Shares
There is no doubt this is an interesting time we are living in. This is going to be a moment in time we tell new generations about. However, even though we are living in this time loop where every day feels the same -- it doesn't mean we have to feel uninspired. Join myself (Amanda) and Scotty Shares as we hash out ten tips to keep the creativity flowing while in quarantine. We want still live positive lives as creatives in quarantine.  --- We will be covering the following tips: Making Lists (see what I did there) + Creating Daily Intentions Going with the flow (emotionally and without judgement) Go where the creativity takes you The idea that "doing nothing" is not "doing nothing" Answering the question, "what will you regret not doing when this is over?" Practice Gratitude Daily Trying Something New (online classes etc.) Help someone to spark purposeful creating  Get Organized and Clean your space Connect with others and keep communication open with family/friends/fellow creators  Let's work together to turn down hustle mentality and settle into intentional living during this uncertain time.  This episode goes out to all of the frontline workers out there. We appreciate all that you are doing and we hope you find some space to take in some self-care during this time.  --- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde) on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/wediditpodcast/) (https://www.instagram.com/belowtheblonde/). You can also find the always hilarious Scotty Shares here -(https://www.instagram.com/scottyshares/). 
52:10
April 10, 2020
4. Shopping Addiction, Low Buy Year & Influencer Marketing | ft. Style Apotheca
*RECORDED BEFORE COVID-19 Keeping up with the Jones has quickly turned into Keeping up with the Kardashians. The pressure to perform on social media while being creative is coming at a cost (quite literally), especially when you are in the style category. I sat down with one of my favorite bloggers Christina, of #StyleApotheca, and we hashed out her #LowBuy movement. Christina is vulnerable about her journey from over shopping to low buy rules.  If you are interested in being more conscious when you consume be sure to press play! Christina's insightful tips and tricks not only opened up my eyes to give Low Buy Year a try. But have also inspired a huge community on the internet to rise to the occasion as well in her Facebook group "Low Buy Beauties".  A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA | STYLE APOTHECA ON HER EPISODE  Why Did you Start a Low Buy Year?  One was because I was in 6 figure student debt from pharmacy school, and I chose to ignore paying it off aggressively it in favour of aiming to live a perceived "lavish" lifestlye that I thought was "normal" and that I saw my peers living, both in real life and on social media. I also assumed my new income would be able to match the lifestyle I thought was coming to me, and would be able clear the debt easily. NOT the case. My focus was I thought things like expensive shoes, avocado toast at brunch, having the latest skincare, and trips to Europe or Tulum would make me happy and feel more successful than I was. I would blame things like living in Toronto with high costs of living on the reasons why I was still in debt/why I wasn't hitting the milestones I had laid out for myself by certain ages. I would also start to blame my partner for not making enough money. The reality was that it was my impulsive spending habits that were keeping me in debt, causing my stress, straining my relationships, and keeping me from reaching the goals I want to in life (eg like travel, owning property, having savings, a wedding, financial freedom) and this had to change.  The second was that I was literally out of control in my spending and shopping. I was shopping almost constantly, especially around black Friday and Christmas of 2018 when sales were constant. I was ordering things sometimes twice a week. I was shopping out of being influenced, out of wanting to stay on trend for my blog/insta, trying to find "the perfect" XYZ every single week. I was shopping out of sheer boredom and feeling like I needed or wanted certain items to feel like I had "made it" or to feel pretty, or on trend, or confident in my core. By this point I was doing things like hiding packages before my boyfriend came home, pretending new items were old or purchased "a while ago". Almost any free time I had was dedicated to scrolling and being "on the hunt" for the next "Wardrobe essential". Financially, mentally, physically in my space, and spiritually I couldn't take it anymore. I knew I had to stop and change and that none of this stuff would be what would bring me the happiness or success I was always aiming for.  Because of these behaviours, I knew I had to do something now and something drastic, or I would be on a path to being a Broke person who happened to have nice things. I had almost no control over my finances and pretty much no control over my impulses and constant desire to "want". My life revolved around "wanting" instead of being grateful. I was also tired of being a victim of myself. I made every single choice I made in the past, and I knew I was the owner of every choice I would make in the future so it was time to start making better ones.  *I know this honest conversation will inspire anyone who is up for the challenge! Thank you Christina! Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram.
1:08:05
April 8, 2020
3. What You Wanted To Know About Influencer Marketing | Q&A
If you have ever wanted to dive into the world of influencer marketing you have probably had a million questions. How do I start? How do I connect with brands? How can I establish myself and my brand while growing a following?  Through building up Below the Blonde, host Amanda Weldon has been able to learn through trial and error and the everyday hustle. Big shoutout to Conestoga College and the PR and Communications class (and Professor Cynthia Breen) for sending in a laundry list of questions on the topic of influencer marketing. Scotty Shares mediates this bonus episode as Amanda breaks down her experience navigating the waters of building a brand and working on influencer campaigns.  Join our hosts for a light hearted conversation infused with insight on the world of #influencermarketing.  *This episode is also dedicated to our frontline workers who are facing the Covid-19 pandemic. Let's all do our part and stay at home to #flattenthecurve. --- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram.
1:33:45
April 3, 2020
2. How To Live With A Creative | ft. Scotty Shares
No matter who you are or where you come from you are creative. There is certainly a spectrum when it comes to this creative voice of course, but there is no denying we all have creative tendencies. Amanda Weldon and Scott Meiklejohn (aka Scotty Shares) tackle what it is like to live with a creative and the most effective language to use when communicating with a creative. They also tackle the importance of starting a creative project now and keeping your inner channel open when it comes to your creative expression.  -- We Did It Podcast and this episode in particular has been inspired by the following quote by Martha Graham.  “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” ― Martha Graham --- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram.
1:25:48
April 1, 2020
1. We Made Our Own Momentum & Became a National Weather Host
There is no roadmap to becoming an on-air personality. If there was it would likely be extremely confusing with a ton of bridges, detours and likely no GPS. However, when we look at people in their careers and on social media everything seems to be easy. Why is that? I wanted to share my story with you all in our first episode so you know exactly where I am coming from.  My life mantra is "Make Your Own Momentum". I am a huge believer in carving my own door when there isn't one in front of me. The reason I love this so much is because I have seen it work in my own life. Let me tell you the story of how I became a broadcaster and outline some of the bumps along the way.  There wasn't always a clear cut path - but there is always a chance to Make Your Own Momentum!  Everyone is a broadcaster these days - let's harness that power together!  Welcome to the first season of We Did It and the first We Did It Wednesday!  All my love - Amanda  ---- Be sure to follow along with @wediditpodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and with our host Amanda Weldon on @belowtheblonde on Instagram.
35:25
March 25, 2020
Welcome to We Did It Podcast!
Welcome to We Did It Podcast! The phrase "We Did It" shatters the idea that we are alone on our journey. Our successes (and even failures) are not achieved alone. In the We Did It Podcast we focus on the life stories behind the victories and failures of creative people. I believe everyone on this planet has creative tendencies but sometimes we feel shut off to our creativity. I want to talk about how to keep your creative channel open while laughing through some relatable topics. We are all the main characters in our story, but that doesn't always mean we've been the only ones in control of writing it. My name is Amanda Weldon and I will be your guide through We Did it Wednesdays. Season one is going to be full of insightful stories and impressive guests. Thanks for joining us for our trailer episode and learning more about We Did It! Stay tuned for this Wednesday when our first episode will be released and the beginning of this podcasting journey commences! Ps. Today is my birthday -- and today marks the start of something new and the beginning of a new trip around the sun. However though this may be new to me, without you there would be no "we". While you wait for the next We Did It Episode join us over on social media. You can find us at WEDIDITPODCAST on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And join me Amanda Weldon on my personal page at BELOWTHEBLONDE on Instagram.
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March 7, 2020