Passion to Profit Podcast
3 Steps to Turning Passion into Profit

3 Steps to Turning Passion into Profit

January 12, 2021

Liz and Vince have very few things in common - but one of them is successfully turning their passions into profit. In Episode 63, they each share their thoughts on what it takes - in 3 simple steps. But just because they’re simple - doesn’t mean it’s easy! There’s lots of hard personal work that goes into making a successful business out of something you love. A lot of unlearning and overcoming childhood trauma, tuning out the haters, and taking big risks. If you’re making 2021 your year, then listen to today’s episode and leave us a comment about what passion you’re turning into profit!

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • Tips on how to do less research and just press publish
  • Overcoming negative thoughts
  • Cocktail recipe tips and secrets
  • Why you should not quit your day job
  • How to apply your values to the process
  • Pros and cons of social media

 

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Say hi:

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Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! *hint, hint* 

 

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC

Gary Vee, Pivoting, and Why You Should Check Your Emails

Gary Vee, Pivoting, and Why You Should Check Your Emails

January 5, 2021
It is the first day of Season 2 and the first week of 2021. Things are looking up, friends. In this first episode of Season 2 we meant to share an amazing interview with Gary Vaynerchuk and planned our season launch around it. We planned, prepared, and even had snacks. What happened? You’ll have to listen to find out. Vince and Liz make the best of an unexpected situation and share some golden nuggets of inspiration on positively planning for the best case scenario, inviting others into conversation, and maybe some simple strategies on email management. 
 
What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 
  • The full Gary Vee story
  • How the team pivoted to make the most of it
  • Vince’s thoughts on having conversations rather than being a “guru”
  • Liz on going all in and being positive regardless of outcome
  • Why you should always put your best foot forward
 
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Say hi:
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Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  
Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 
 
Help us out:
Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! *hint, hint* 
 
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Irie Lemon Says Byeeee to 2020

Irie Lemon Says Byeeee to 2020

December 29, 2020

We are taking it all the way back to January 2020 - remember then? Before the pandemic and the racial unrest and the election and all the things that happened during the longest year ever. Liz and Vince take you through all the ups and downs of this year as they discuss business, personal growth, cooking, and revisit their conversations with some incredible people. Which episode was your favorite this year?

 

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Basically an entire episode of quotables for your Instagram
  • Cooking tips from the best!
  • Goal setting and staying motivated and inspired

 

Top 3 Episodes of 2020:

 

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Say hi:

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Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? The entire season?! Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for next season’s episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! *hint, hint* 

 

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Irie Lemon is Over

Irie Lemon is Over

December 22, 2020

Say whaaaaat?! Is Irie Lemon over for real? Guess you’ll have to listen to find out. 

 

In Episode 60, Liz and Vince dish ALL the juicy details about their friendship - the beginning and where they’re going in 2021. They disagree on whose idea it was to work together, and who is the real entrepreneur. Vince compares business partnership to Disney movies, and Liz hilariously breaks down early Irie Lemon failures. The entire episode is full of amazing nuggets of wisdom, business tips, and inspiration. It’s a do-not-miss end of the year listen. So pop those earbuds in and buckle up.

 

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Finally hear the full (hilarious) story on how Liz and Vince met 
  • Discover whether friendship or business is more important
  • How to use failure as navigation toward success
  • Hear behind the scenes, never shared details about Irie Lemon

 

Helpful Links:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! *hint, hint* 

 

(Sorry you found out this way, Rich.)

 

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Practical Tips for Clean Eating with Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Practical Tips for Clean Eating with Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

December 15, 2020

In Episode 59 we chat with Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen who shares a few practical and easy tips for incorporating clean eating into everyday life. Whether you’re looking to eat healthier this year or simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Lexi makes healthy living fun and approachable. 

 

Lexi shares her experience with various digestion concerns and how these diagnoses lead her to change her diet and ultimately her life. Whether you don’t know where to start, or you need some help navigating labels or a restaurant menu, this episode will touch on a little bit of everything.

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Tips on feeding kids healthy, whole foods
  • Elimination diets, managing gut health, and diet culture
  • How to apply the 80/20 rule, especially during the holidays
  • The 411 on reading labels and greenwashing in food marketing
  • Other pillars of healthy living like soap, air fresheners, and more
  • Managing eating out/takeout while eating clean or managing gut issues

 

Helpful Links:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Living on Instagram
Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram
Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram
Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! *hint, hint* 

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: How We Crushed Our 2020 Goals…and why you might not have.

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: How We Crushed Our 2020 Goals…and why you might not have.

December 8, 2020

How many of us are saying that 2020 was our best year ever? A year fraught with lots of challenges, disruption, and loss it’s hard to believe anyone was out there slaying goals left and right. But Liz and Vince took this year as an opportunity to get clear on their goals and how to achieve them efficiently - or as Vince says, “Shoulda done it last year…” 

Make no mistake, their year of growth and success didn’t happen by accident. In today’s high-energy episode, Vince and Liz reflect on what allowed them to crush 2020 when so many others got crushed by 2020. 

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Top 8 reasons you didn’t reach your 2020 goals
  • How to assess if you’re doing enough 
  • Why you should diversify your goals 
  • Ways to create habits to actually achieve your goals
  • How to know you’re on the right track
  • Gaining perspective and mindset to crush it next year
  • A reminder of what you’re in control of

Helpful Links:

Say hi:

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations and incredible guests! <hint, hint>

 

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC

 

Mastermind Groups 101: What They Are and Who Should Join One

Mastermind Groups 101: What They Are and Who Should Join One

December 1, 2020

Have you always been intrigued by the idea of joining a mastermind but didn’t know where to start or what they were all about? This week Liz and Vince break down the specific benefits of participating in a mastermind group, as well as share their motivation for launching the Irie Lemon Mastermind. As small business owners, Liz and Vince have found a lot of value in joining peer-to-peer mentoring groups. Whether it’s having a sounding board to bounce off ideas, a group to help keep you accountable or simply the support and camaraderie of fellow, like-minded individuals, joining a mastermind is often just what an entrepreneur needs to reach that next level of growth and success. 

 

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • What a mastermind group is, exactly
  • The specific benefits of peer-to-peer mentoring
  • How the Irie Lemon Mastermind has directly led to business growth for Liz and Vince 
  • Suggestions for how to form your own mastermind
  • The format of the Irie Lemon Mastermind 
  • How to sign up for the Irie Lemon Mastermind

 

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

If you have any topic ideas for the future, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations and incredible guests!

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Hospitality in the COVID Era w/ Caroline & Matthew of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Hospitality in the COVID Era w/ Caroline & Matthew of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

November 24, 2020

Recorded on-location at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Northern Michigan, Liz & Vince sat down with Caroline Rizzo, Public Relations Manager, and Matthew Bryant, General Manager to discuss the unique challenges facing the hospitality industry during a pandemic.  Offering a unique perspective, Caroline and Matthew walk us through the last 9 months of leading a team and maintaining a successful business during unprecedented times. Fortunately, difficulty often lends way to opportunity, and the world-class Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has found a myriad of ways to adapt and thrive, all while ensuring true safety to their guests and their 500+ employees. 

This episode is brought to you by Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Repurposing your staff members according to business needs
  • How to cut costs without killing your culture
  • Taking care of your associates and how it can yield results down the road
  • How getting your hands dirty as a manager fosters a true team atmosphere
  • Installing new safety protocols with a reduced staff

Learn More about Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, including these pages highlighting their safety practices:  Announcements  |  Safe Meetings 

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Twitter, IG, Facebook, and YouTube

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

If you have any topic ideas for the future, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations and incredible guests!

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC

Managing & Leading Teams During a Pandemic

Managing & Leading Teams During a Pandemic

November 17, 2020

In an episode the first of its kind, Liz & Vince welcome a family member into the mix. National public relations firm Greentarget is led by founding partner John Corey, the insightful and eloquent entrepreneur who just so happens to be Liz’s first cousin!  After a successful early career in public relations, John co-founded Greentarget in 2004 on the basis of hard work, risk taking, authenticity, creative thinking and growth. Since then, the firm has experienced substantial organic growth, all while maintaining the delicate ecosystem that is a company’s culture. With offices in Chicago, NYC, and LA, Greentarget is living proof of John’s business acumen. 

A few of the lessons you can expect to learn in today’s episode:

  • John’s leap from employee to employer
  • Tips for organic growth without sacrificing your culture
  • Unique challenges that arise at $3M / $6M / $9M in revenue
  • Tips for success in adapting and thriving during a global pandemic
  • Outside of business, John shares another passion with Liz & Vince...can you guess what it is?

The Greentarget Manifesto

Connect with John on LinkedIn

Connect with Greentarget on Instagram

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

If you have any topic ideas for the future, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations and incredible guests!

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

November 10, 2020

While Thanksgiving will likely look different this year, that doesn’t mean it has to be any less delicious. With so many of us unable to travel to see extended family or forced to stay home and keep the holiday intimate, we figured it would be a good time for Liz and Vince to share their cooking tips and tricks for a relaxed and fun holiday season.  When the world changes, an opportunity arises to start new traditions. In this rapid-fire episode, you’ll learn how to honor cherished traditions while also starting new ones. Regardless of the situation, Liz and Vince are here to help with 10 tips for stress-free holiday cooking. Hit us up on Instagram and let us know which of the tips you knew about, which ones you didn’t, and how many you’re planning to implement this holiday season. 

 

A few of the lessons you can expect to learn in today’s episode:

  • There are no rules, especially this year...so be creative!
  • Have chicken stock on the stove and ready to go (Liz’s recipe).
  • Clean as you go, trust us.
  • Acidity is your friend: try Liz’s Syrian salad!
  • Don’t be afraid to buy or outsource your desserts.
  • Enjoy the holiday!

 

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

If you have any topic ideas for the future, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations and incredible guests!

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