I'm very appreciative of my longtime listeners and I'm also grateful for those who have been around since 2010 when I started this entire journey! This episode is a thank-you to all my followers who have joined me in their financial and business journey!
The Amanda Abella Story
I started the Making Money Your Honey podcast in 2016 and decided to name the podcast after my book. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. I saw that podcasts were popular in the financial space and thought podcasting sounded like fun. I got everything set up over the weekend.
Many of my followers have ideas that you don't execute. People tend to procrastinate by taking too much time to weigh the pros and the cons. My team will tell you; I don't think I execute.
I used to suffer from shiny object syndrome back in 2016. I'm going to change everything on a dime because so-and-so did this thing. At this point, the wheels started to fall off for me. At that time, I'd been freelance writing for about six years. I'd made a name for myself in the financial space. It was pretty easy for me to get gigs.
I was starting to make good money when I realized I was meant for bigger things. It was beginning to feel like I lost my reason for writing. In addition, my wrists started hurting badly, and I didn't want to get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Listen in to my story and how I started out working as a content writer and transitioned into my seven-figure business. In this episode, you’ll learn:
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/7-business-lessons-to-level-up-your-business
Have you wondered about legal issues with your content and are concerned that another company may copy your content? Want to find out how you can protect yourself and your business’ creative and intellectual property?
You’ve come to the right place!
Listen for gems of wisdom about applying for a trademark, protecting your IP, and what you need to know about copyright, trademark and how to CYA.
Meet Ticora Davis
Attorney, author, and speaker, Ticora Davis is recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for more holistic, inclusive, and ethical legal representation for Black women and creatives of color.
The founder and CEO of The Creator’s Law Firm, Ticora helps experts and entrepreneurs protect their smarts through a suite of business law and consulting services. With a client portfolio that reads like a VIP list of some of the world's most successful Black brands, the firm is guided by a diverse team of female legal juggernauts and boasts an impressive 98.5% success rate in trademark registrations.
Ticora’s inherent ability to seamlessly blend her knowledge and passion has garnered her the opportunity to work with stellar brands like VH1, Black Enterprise, and Facebook. She’s been awarded numerous prestigious honors, including Who's Who of Black Charlotte and Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, and routinely travels nationally as a motivational speaker and panelist.
Listen in to find out her advice on how to grow your business and protect your IP. We also discuss:
For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/intellectual-property-and-trademarking-cya-with-ticora-davis
Allie Bjerk is a blast to chat with! Find out how Allie went from a designer to learning the ins and outs of the online learning industry, how she overcame imposter syndrome, and the importance of keeping a personal connection with your followers.
Meet Allie Bjerk
Allie Bjerk is a visibility strategist, coach, and consultant. Allie has helped hundreds of business owners create the visibility strategies and marketing plans behind growing super-profitable businesses for balanced and prosperous lives. As a funnel expert, Allie has taken her marketing agency experience and used it to lead entrepreneurs towards their goals through her transformational programs focusing on tiny offer strategies. In addition, her utilization of digital products results in entrepreneurs making money while simultaneously growing their business and following.
Allie specifically encourages women that they don’t have to choose between their family and a successful career, as she’s living proof, making her first million in ten months. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs show up authentically, owning their expertise and not shrinking down from their big dreams. Her focus on inner-work, confidence, consistency, captivation and clarity has set her work apart from other marketers and strategists, who focus on tactics and algorithms over the relationships.
Allie spent four years working for corporate web development and Internet marketing agencies before launching her business. She managed the SEO and Social Media departments, teaching marketing and training new agency employees. Allie left her corporate career after the birth of her first baby and a battle with debilitating postpartum anxiety that catalyzed for her to transform her life and never look back. She lives an adventure and travel-filled life based in Northern Minnesota with her husband and three young children.
Listen in to find out her advice on how to overcome imposter syndrome.
In addition, you’ll learn:
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/keeping-follower-connections-close-and-your-marketing-funnels-simple-with-allie-bjerk
Nikki Nova is my friend, soul sister, and an intuitive and spiritual mentor who has scaled her business to over six figures in the spiritual space. I stumbled upon her website several years ago and found her in downtown Miami. Listen in to discover how Nikki pivoted from a successful writing career to becoming an expert in the spiritual space.
Meet Nikki Novo
Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American, best-selling author, spiritual teacher, and intuitive healer who guides inquisitive souls to find clarity and purpose in all areas of their lives.
A certified hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, ThetaHealer(r), and Reiki healer, her work is focused on providing spirituality seekers a community for their hearts and spirits to flourish.
Her ability to hold space for her students in a gentle and powerful way has paved the way for thousands to be enlightened, awakened, and activated by Soul Academy™, on-demand courses with live group coaching; heart-centered through her #1 best-selling book, “The Final Swipe;” and certified as a Soul Teacher in her proprietary certification program.
Dedicated to holistic health and wellness, Nikki has been commissioned to speak by organizations like Equinox, Yahoo, Bumble, Aveeno, Macy’s, and many others. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, NBC, and Telemundo as well as on popular podcasts like Almost 30, Balanced Blonde and That’s So Retrograde.
Listen in to find out her advice on entrepreneurship mindset, how she built her dream business, and how she scaled her company. In addition, you’ll learn:
How to run a business and retain your femininity
Why you should focus on receiving in your business
The importance of delegating work
How to be in tune with your business energy
Why you should trust your intuition
How to remove doubt from your business mindset
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/using-your-personal-intuition-to-achieve-business-success
I had the opportunity to speak with Arielle Ford. Arielle worked in publishing for many years. "I was a book publicist and a literary agent." With clients such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Don Miguel Ruiz, and other famous figures of the new age self-help movement, Arielle has worked with the top new age figures of the past two decades.
Meet Arielle Ford
Arielle Ford is a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker whose mission is to help people Find Love, Keep Love and Be Love.
She is the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction.
Manifesting from Your Desires
Deepak Chopra says that the seeds for our desire are proof that our passion can be manifested. "My desire at that time was to go into a new financially viable creative business with people that I enjoyed being with." She didn't need to know how it would happen or how the plan was going to unfold.
Even though you don't know what you might be doing in business, you want to put what you want into the universe. "Even if you don't know in advance what will happen, what I do know is what I'm really good at."
Listen in to find out how Arielle transitioned from her publishing company to a new business that had a successful exit in three years, how to manifest your desires with action, and the importance of making mistakes and surviving in business.
You’ll also find out:
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-find-money-and-love-with-arielle-ford