Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

Travis Hornsby: Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner

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On today’s show, I have Travis Hornsby who is a student loan expert and the Founder of Student Loan Planner from St Louis, MO.

The student loan industry is massively overwhelming and confusing and a serious issue in our society these days. Travis helps people who have significant amounts of debt, we’re talking at least 6 figures and I’m so excited to bring you his episode as I think it will be eye-opening to many.

We chat about how he went from being a bond trader at Vanguard to starting his own student loan consulting business, the mistakes people make when it comes to student loans, the biggest misconception people have about student loans and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Travis became an expert on student loans.
  • The biggest mistake people make when it comes to student loans.
  • The most common misconception people have about student loans.
  • What Travis would tell young adults going into careers that require a lot of schooling.
  • His advice for parents who want to help their children and lessen the student loan burden.

Travis founded Student Loan Planner to help the top 2% most indebted Americans save money on their student loan debt. He’s consulted on more than a quarter billion of student loans for over 1,000 clients. He lives with his wife Christine in St. Louis, MO, and they recently just paid off her $124,000 of med school debt.

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

Basically I didn't want to work in corporate America anymore. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

I’ll tell you honestly what it’s like. Some days I’m really productive. Some days I just play video games. – Travis Hornsby

I answer email way too much. I’m always in my email. I want to respond to everything as it comes in and I know that that’s bad. – Travis Hornsby

A lot of people want to refinance their student loans that shouldn't. -@StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet Debt, especially big debt relative to your income, causes a ton of complex psychological issues. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

If you look at some of the professions that I advise, they have significantly above average rates of suicide. – Travis Hornsby

The psychology of it can cause you to do things that are very irrational and not helpful because of the lack of financial literacy. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Sometimes I have people that are crying on the phone, they’re letting all of their emotions out about how they feel about *the debt that they have. – Travis Hornsby

I've had people realize that their marriages were falling apart and they needed to try and save their marriage. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Maybe I influenced a decision that could end up saving a life. – Travis Hornsby

The pain that I’m solving by offering this kind of service is very real, you can cut it with a knife. – Travis Hornsby

If you can find a pain that you can use your specific skills to solve, then you're going to have a fantastic business. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Professional degrees, in general, are becoming a worse and worse proposition from an ROI financial perspective every single year. – Travis Hornsby

When I help somebody that had no clue how to handle their debt and it changes their life. – Travis Hornsby

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

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How To Be Better At Asking For Help: Do you struggle with asking others for help? This podcast episode is for you. Click to hear how you can be better at asking for help in all parts of life!

MINI-SODE: How To Be Better At Asking For Help

Today’s mini-sode we’re talking about asking for help. Yes, I know how hard it is. But we have to start asking for help otherwise you’re going to hit burnout (please, learn from my mistakes).

I’ve always had trouble asking for help, even from a young age. I’ve always felt this pressure to never ask for help, almost like it was a failure or weak to enlist someone else to help me, no matter what the task was.

It’s difficult to ask for help because we fear rejection. We fear being seen as “less than” or “found out.”

But ultimately, it’s important to know where our strengths lie and where they don’t. Sometimes, the most efficient way to move forward in life is to focus our efforts on what we do best, and leave the rest for someone else.

In this episode I share more about my struggles asking for help, research behind why it’s so dang hard to ask for it, and 3 tips to help you…ask for help!

How To Be Better At Asking For Help: Do you struggle with asking others for help? This podcast episode is for you. Click to hear how you can be better at asking for help in all parts of life!

MINI-SODE | How To Be Better At Asking For Help

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Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Negotiation Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Devon Smiley to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbusiness

Devon Smiley: Negotiation Consultant

On today’s show, I have Devon Smiley who is a Negotiation Consultant located in Paris, France!

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really know what a negotiation consultant actually did before speaking to Devon. Of course, they help with negotiating but …what does that exactly mean? Devon shares all about how she got into negotiating as a career, the mistakes most people make when it comes to negotiating (whether it’s for a new contract with a client or increase in pay at work or more), her best tips on negotiating and what to do if you’ve lost the upper hand, and so much more!

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Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Negotiation Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Devon Smiley to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbusiness

Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Devon got started as a negotiation expert.
  • How you can better negotiate throughout your daily life.
  • The most common negotiation mistakes people make and to not make those mistakes yourself.
  • The biggest struggle Devon has as a negotiation consultant.
  • Her best tips on recovering when you think you’ve lost the upper hand in a negotiation.
  • What people misconceive about negotiation consultants.
  • Devon’s advice on pitching yourself and putting yourself out there.
  • How to be better about asking for help when you need it.

Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for entrepreneurs, startups and professionals who are tired of feeling overworked and underpaid, and are ready to go after what they want, need and deserve. 


She’s distilled nearly 15 years of negotiation experience into accessible and actionable guidance that helps you build the skill set you need to #maketheask with confidence.


Devon’s expert advice has been featured in Glamour magazine, the Chicago Tribune and has helped clients including Mars Chocolate and Rolls-Royce. A strong believer that negotiation isn’t just about boosting bottom lines, Devon works with pro bono partners including UN Women and The Clinton Foundation.

Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Negotiation Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Devon Smiley to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbusiness

Key takeaways from this episode

I actually used to really hate negotiation. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

It’s more about building relationships and being a good communicator. – Devon Smiley

I think the biggest challenge was finding my voice outside of the corporate world. – Devon Smiley

I’ve actually gotten at least 75% of my most recent clients from Instagram. – Devon Smiley

Make sure that whatever it is that you're pitching, make it crystal clear how it will benefit the other person. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

Really ask yourself, “what’s the worst that could happen?” – Devon Smiley

I still have occasionally a fear that I’ll make a total fool out of myself. – Devon Smiley

I had this big fear that I'd be the butt of a joke and to this date I've not known that to ever happen. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

If you’re being professional about how you’re asking for things in the first place, you tend to get a professional reaction back. – Devon Smiley

The first mistakes I see people making is not bothering to ask for things because they think they're too small. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

I wish people would take time to prepare before they negotiate. – Devon Smiley

The number one thing to practice is to be able to spot opportunities to negotiate. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

It’s one of those things where people don’t want to ask for help, they don’t want to admit they need a break. We aren’t robots. We don’t have to power through at all costs. – Devon Smiley

The best part of my day is when I get home at the end of a long day and I'm exhausted but very satisfied with all that I've accomplished. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

If you’re going to be quick to complain, be quick to compliment. – Devon Smiley

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Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

MINI-SODE: Are You Doing What You Love Most?

Today’s mini-sode we’re talking about following your passions and doing what you love most. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do career-wise after graduating college but I quickly realized working in a traditional corporate 9-5 job wasn’t for me.

I never really felt like I “fit in” in each of my corporate jobs and always knew there was something else I was meant to do but I had no idea what that was.

In this episode, I share questions you should ask yourself if you’re trying to figure out exactly what your passion is, how to not get bogged down with the “hows” of following your passion, and my own experience figuring out what I was most passionate about.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

MINI-SODE | Are You Doing What You Love Most?

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Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

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Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Abrah Shapiro: Television Producer

On today’s show, I have Abrah Shapiro who is a Television Producer on the Fox show The Four, located in Los Angeles, California.

Abrah was introduced to me by Day in the Life podcast guest Hollywood actress Mojan Nourbakhsh. The entertainment/Hollywood episodes on Day in the Life seem to be very popular, and I, of course, am so interested in hearing what it’s really like to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Abrah shares how she got started interning for the Ellen show and how that led her to work in the casting industry and television production, advice she’d give to people who want to work in the entertainment industry, what people would be most shocked by about her career, what it’s like to work behind the scenes working in unscripted programing and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Abrah landed an internship at the Ellen Degeneres show and what it was like working on set there.
  • How she got into the casting industry which then led her to becoming a producer.
  • The most stressful parts about her job as a television producer.
  • All of the responsibilities she has as a television producer.
  • Advice she’d give to someone who wants to work in the entertainment industry as a producer.
  • The craziest experience she has had as a casting producer.

Abrah is television producer based out of Los Angeles, California. She works in unscripted programming where her focus has been a combination of casting, field, and segment producing. Her credits include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, MasterChef, and Little Big Shots. Currently, she is filming the second season of FOX’s singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom. 

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

This business is built on relationships and networking. – Abrah Shapiro

I often say it's 80% of who you know and 20% skill. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet The reason I got into this business was because television is such a powerful medium and you can use it to do so much good. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

What’s great about this current generation is that lots of people do utilize the internet to share their stories. – Abrah Shapiro

I think starting your day with a workout and doing something for yourself allows you to get centered before the day's stress starts hitting you head on. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet You are taking a performer or taking an act and you are managing every single component of that performance. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

When you send a 5 year old out onto the stage, you cannot control the outcome. – Abrah Shapiro

Every day in entertainment is different. That’s what’s challenging. There are no two days that will ever look exactly the same. – Abrah Shapiro

For the positions that aren't regulated by unions, it is a very tough environment to navigate because you have to look out for yourself. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

Whenever you tell someone you’re a Hollywood producer, the automatic response is usually “how glamorous!” – Abrah Shapiro

It is no frills, it is hard hours, it is hard work. – Abrah Shapiro

The best part of my day is getting to go to a job that I love. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

There’s so many people that wake up and go to work and dislike what they’re doing. – Abrah Shapiro

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How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

MINI-SODE: How To Take Care of Yourself

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Today’s mini-sode we’re talking about how to take care of yourself. I’ve really struggled with this, especially after becoming an entrepreneur. After the news came out about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides, I was in complete shock. The news really hit me hard in an unexpected way.

Mental health is something I care deeply about and I think should be spoken about more openly. Hence why I’m sharing my own experiences, thoughts, and advice on this mini-sode on how to take care of yourself.

This is something that I’m constantly balancing, so I’m no expert but if I can help one person out there I’ll consider this a job well done.

If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Your call will be connected to the crisis center nearest to you.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

MINI-SODE | How To Take Care of Yourself

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How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber Runyon: Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

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On today’s show, I have Amber Runyon who is the founder of Eleventh Candle Co, which is a social enterprise who helps redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction.

Amber and I talk about how a trip to Ethiopia led her to start Eleventh Candle Co and how she got involved in helping people who have been abused or exploited, what people misconceive about human trafficking and what she wants people to know about those who are trafficked, abused, and addicted, how to be a better listener, tips on unplugging and self care when you run an emotion-heavy business and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What led Amber to start Eleventh Candle Co even though she had no prior business experience.
  • The most difficult part of running a business that helps people who have experienced sex trafficking.
  • What people misconceive about human trafficking.
  • The one thing Amber wants people to know about human trafficking.
  • Tips on how you can be a better listener.
  • Self-care tips for people who struggle with “unplugging” from their work.
  • How she continues to stay motivated and encouraged while running an emotion-heavy business.
Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber was previously a Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

She believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes more than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

Key takeaways from this episode

The way you make real, true, change is that you narrow in on a specific task. – Amber Runyon

If I'm trying to fix all of their problems, from raped to redeemed, I'm not going to fix any of their problems. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

For me, it’s a true challenge to stay super focused on what we do, which is employment and trauma care. – Amber Runyon

Healing happens in small communities. – Amber Runyon

Therapy is a priority. One, for myself. And two, for my company. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to stop making it like it’s a bad thing. The best and most healthy people I know are in therapy. – Amber Runyon

I don’t make any decisions after 6pm. There’s no decision in my business that is going to be life or death after 6pm. – Amber Runyon

I don’t check my email repeatedly because then I can’t be present where I’m at. – Amber Runyon

Often people just want to be heard. They don't want to be fixed. They want to be heard. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

It’s not necessarily about the number of people that we affect, but how deeply we affect the people we have the opportunity to help. – Amber Runyon

I can’t serve from a place that’s empty. – Amber Runyon

Every person is going to fall. The question is, how do you rise? - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to begin to be people that do things before they effect us. – Amber Runyon

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Links to resources

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Jyo Carolino: Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator

On today’s show, I have Jyo Carolino who is a Fight Choreographer & Stunt Coordinator located in Memphis TN.

We chat about how he got started in the fight choreography industry, what he thinks people misconceive about the stunt industry, his biggest struggles and his worst injuries, advice he’d give to someone who wants to work in the stunt industry and who he’d love to work on set with!

Also, as a side note, the podcast will be taking a summer break! I will be taking the month of June 2018 off from releasing new episodes but don’t worry, I have a few fun, shorter episodes that will be releasing before I come back with full interviews in July.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Jyo got started in the fight choreography industry
  • One thing he thinks people misconceive about being a fight choreographer.
  • His biggest struggles in his career.
  • Advice he would give to someone who would want to work in the fight choreography industry.

Jyo “Six” Carolino is a stunt coordinator and fight choreographer representing the Society of American Fight Directors and Dance Nocturnal Productions. He grew up studying many forms of martial arts and self-defence shooting before developing a passion for theatrical violence. His choreography has spanned over half a decade throughout the midsouth — including the award-winning Dance Nocturnal film, I AM SPARTAN and the web series GAUNTLET RUN. Six is also a freelance voice actor and motion capture specialist. His voice can be heard on Chatterbox Audio Theatre, several audiobooks, and a local radio station.

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I come in and design the fights and create the illusion of violence on film sets and theater.” – Jyo Carolino

Truthfully, I didn't know I would get into this industry. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet The reality is, throughout the filming process, a lot of things change. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet The way that a lot of stunt performers end up getting hired is word of mouth. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“When I’m working as a performer I try not to be the coordinator as well so I can maintain a level of objectivity.” – Jyo Carolino

“I think at the end of the day, I like to perform more than anything else.” – Jyo Carolino

I think people have this assumption that we're all crazy dare devils. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“My favorite scenes to shoot are always going to be some epic, badass sword fights.” – Jyo Carolino

I think the real problem with, not just my career but with stunts in general, is the fact that we're designed and treated as expendable. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“Indie sets seem to be a lot more appreciative of what we do.” – Jyo Carolino

Coming out of there like a rockstar after walking on like a nobody. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

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Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

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Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Jordan Gill: Business Operations Consultant

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On today’s show, I have Business Operations Consultant Jordan Gill who is located in Dallas, Texas.

While Jordan primarily works with entrepreneurs and creating systems for their business so they can be more effective and efficient, she shares SO many great tips during this episode that can be applicable to anyone. After listening, you’re going to be inspired to systemize EVERYTHING in your life so you can spend more time doing what you love, spending time with family and friends, or whatever it is you want to do with more free time!

We chat about inbox management, how to not be completely overwhelmed with your inbox, advice on setting boundaries in your professional and personal life, decision fatigue and how to fight it, how she works a 3 day work week (and brings in a steady income) and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • The systems she uses throughout her day to make her life easier (and ones you can use too!)
  • How you can be more efficient throughout your daily life.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about time management professionals.
  • The most challenging aspect about being an entrepreneur.
  • How you can become a better networker and build authentic relationships with others.
  • A proud moment of her career that stands out.
  • How she works a 3 day work week and how you can too.
  • How she sets boundaries in her life and business.
  • How to manage your inbox and get over email overwhelm.
  • How Amazon packing lists save her time.
Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Operations Consultant, Founder of The Kolada Group, and Host of the Systems Saved Me Podcast, Jordan Gill takes pride in saving hours (even days) around time-sucking technology decisions and an untrained team.

She has been on the stages of She’s Building Her Empire, Creative CEO Conference, Success Without Sacrifice, Blog Like a Boss Brunch, and Vision Casting while also being featured in Belong Magazine!

Jordan is known for her buzzworthy client onboarding experience for service-based business owners that only takes 5 minutes!

She also teaches her P.R.E. process for onboarding team members to set your team up for success in 30 minutes. No more bad hires!

Jordan lives in Dallas and loves to indulge in some true southern bbq.

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I want to be there for my friends and family and I need my business to support that kind of lifestyle.” – Jordan Gill

Give yourself grace. Give yourself time. The first couple of months I was like, 'there's no way I'm going to be able to do 3-day work weeks!' - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“If you feel confident about it, then people feel your own confidence.” – Jordan Gill

“If you feel confident about it, then people feel your own confidence.” – Jordan Gill

No is a complete sentence. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“As much as a systems person I am, I don’t have a morning routine.” – Jordan Gill

“My morning is the least scheduled part of my day.” – Jordan Gill

Nobody on my team has ever sent me an email. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Understanding how you work and move about your day and centering everything around It.” – Jordan Gill

“I was super weird admitting that I liked to sleep in.” – Jordan Gill

“It can seem harsh, but for me and my clients, systems are very supportive.” – Jordan Gill

If you're not fair to yourself, you're going to burn out. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Then you end up not being able to actually take care of anyone else because you’re taking too much into consideration.” – Jordan Gill

“If literally the Internet blew up, would I be able to continue my business? I feel confident I could say yes.” – Jordan Gill

Give other people grace and always serve first. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Decision fatigue is the most challenging thing for me as an entrepreneur.” – Jordan Gill

The best part of my day has oddly become my inbox. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet
Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

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Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Erica Mandy: Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast

On today’s show, I have Erica Mandy who is the Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy podcast.

If you aren’t familiar, theNewsWorthy podcast is a daily news show that provides “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday. Erica is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing.

We chat about her background in broadcast journalism and how she left her job to start theNewsWorthy, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism or the podcasting industry, how she selects the news topics she shares and where she gets her sources from, struggles and proud moments of her career, and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Erica Mandy | Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast


Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why she decided to start theNewsWorthy podcast and how she left her reporter job.
  • How she’s grown the podcast and tips for fellow podcasters on how to get started.
  • How she decides what news is top priority to share on the podcast.
  • The one thing she struggles with most being the founder of theNewsWorthy.
  • One of her most proudest moments from her career.
  • The sources she uses to pull the headlines she shares on theNewsWorthy.
  • Her one piece of advice to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism.

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy is founder and host of theNewsWorthy. She combines more than a decade of journalism experience with her own voice and style to provide “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday.

As a TV news reporter, Erica was live on the scene during terrorist attacks, wildfires and federal court rulings, to name a few. She’s interviewed politicians, CEOs, experts, and everyday people doing extraordinary things.

Erica left her job at CBS Los Angeles to launch her daily news show because she is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing. theNewsWorthy has since been featured on iTunes “New & Noteworthy” and Salon.com’s “12 Essential Current Events Podcasts.” 

Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I came up with this idea to give you the news and everything you need to know but in a convenient, on the go way.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I’m really conscious about giving you all sides of the story.” – Erica Mandy

“I don't want news to just be all the depressing, shocking, alarmist content.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I got so passionate and excited about researching it that going to work became the nuisance in my day.” – Erica Mandy

“I looked around and realized that tv news and the way that people are consuming news is changing.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “I definitely needed the experience that I had in traditional media. I needed that credibility, training, and experience to be able to do this.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“If it doesn’t work after a year, I can find a back up plan.” – Erica Mandy

“It’s very scary but at the same time it’s trusting yourself that you’ll be able to handle it.” – Erica Mandy

“I want people to walk away feeling well rounded.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “There are definitely days I'm like, ‘Why isn't this working? Why isn't this growing faster?’”- @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I have to take very specific action to get a very specific result.” – Erica Mandy

“What worked for me was putting myself out there.” – Erica Mandy

“I did leave behind a lucrative career.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Links to resources

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Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

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