The Impact Driven Entrepreneur

Welcome to the Impact Driven Entrepreneur the podcast that helps you expand your reach and convert that reach into clients so you can lead your tribe with confidence and create change in the world while living the life you desire. And now your host Certified Business Coach and Consultant Mariana Ruiz.
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Dec 19, 2016

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In this episode, I talk about how to plan your 2017 goals in a way that allows you to enjoy the journey.  

  • How to set goals that actually get you up and excited to go after them all year long
  • How to avoid comparing yourself to others 
  • The #truth about where I am with my 2017 goals (Scary moment of truth for me)
  • And how sometimes our goals are not always a reflection of what we actually want
  • The mistake many people make when setting goals and planning for the new year and how you can avoid it

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Dec 12, 2016

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Today, I have my friend, Robin Smith, who is an Instagram expert and does really amazing stuff for social media; plus, she has a really inspiring story.

Here are some interesting bits of our conversation:

  • What she does, her backstory, and how she has been able to create success in her life
  • How she started branding herself
  • Her day-to-day routine as a mom and how motherhood has impacted her business
  • Success in Robin’s point of view and how she can relate it to her present life
  • What she wished she knew sooner on her journey to success
  • What keeps her on her toes to stay on top of her game
  • The biggest struggle she overcame and what motivation she used
  • Robin’s piece of advice: find a good team to work with, people who understand

Robin said:

“As you’re learning something, teach it to someone else. …and you’ll be amazed at what’s going to happen.”

“My trick, and what I do every time, before I push play… is I actually stand up and I say out loud ‘Somebody desperately needs to hear what I have to say’”

“We all kind of have our little insecurities, but when you’re working with the right people, they don’t even care about them.”

“Get with that good group of people who are all like-minded and moving in the same direction as you. That’ll help you get to where you want to be even faster.”

Resources mentioned:
@robinsmith2007 on Instagram
6 Steps to Instagram Success with Robin Smith Facebook group

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Dec 7, 2016

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Today, I have Laurie Joy with me. She is the Mojo Mama who helps moms to turn their shit show into their mojo.

Our fun conversation consists of:

  • The interesting story of how she got started and how her unique, famous tagline changed her business
  • Laurie Joy’s comparison of the education and entrepreneurial world
  • How being a mom has impacted her business and how she wants her son to embrace the values that she wants to instill in him
  • What success means to her: time freedom and giving back
  • Her insights on how she sees learning and education for today youth
  • Sharing her secret on staying on top of her game
  • The important lesson she has learned from a recent struggle she had faced

Resources mentioned:

The Mojo Mama Facebook Page
@the_mojo_mama on Instagram

“Sometimes you just have to put it out there. It may not be perfect but you can tweak it later. It’s okay. It’s okay. Just take the action, take the step.”

“It’s not about you anymore. It’s about you helping and serving others and you just need to do it.”

“Don’t live the same year sitting there waiting and waiting and waiting and then you get to the end in your life and, ‘Yeah, my life was okay.’ You only have one kick at the can. Make it worth it”

“Keep investing in yourself and keep learning and doing. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and you have a special skill set. You need to tap into it.”

“Put the pocketbook down. Stop making the excuses and just do something every day that is going to move your business forward. And if it doesn’t give you the pain of like, “Ugh,” in your stomach, then it should, it should.”

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