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What a Difference a Decade Makes

What a Difference a Decade Makes

November 3, 2020

In honor of her 40th birthday, Vince interviews Liz to gain insight and learn more about the transformational journey of her thirties. In this candid and intimate discussion, Liz shares both the lowest lows and the highest highs that took place over the last 10 years. Unexpected career changes and multiple failed fertility treatments had Liz at her lowest. With help from husband Rich and through sheer force of will, Liz stayed the course and manifested the outcomes she always knew were in her destiny. Vince joins the listeners in learning a lot of inside details about his friend’s journey. 

In today’s intimate episode you will learn:

  • The exact moment when Liz realized she wanted to be an entrepreneur, not an employee.
  • How Liz was able to overcome job loss.
  • About Liz’s battle with infertility and how she overcame it.
  • How much can change in a single decade.
  • Why Liz is looking forward to her forties.

We hope you enjoy this incredible and inspirational story, one that may remind you of your own. If you’re in a bit of a valley right now, please know you’re not alone. We hope this story of Liz’s emotional decade-long personal growth experience is a reminder that you, too, can grow your way through those struggles.  

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N is for No

N is for No

October 27, 2020

This week Liz & Vince tackle the art of saying ‘no’. As highly ambitious and driven individuals, it can be tempting to say yes to every opportunity that presents itself. The downside to saying yes, especially when we really mean no, is that we end up stretching ourselves too thin causing long term resentment and burnout. While it can seem selfish to say no, being choosy with where you invest your limited time and energy is the secret to being available for bigger and better opportunities. In fact, what is selfish is when we know we want to say no but instead opt to repeatedly push things out, even though we have no real intention of ever following through.  

 

Gary Vaynerchuk himself identifies his own difficulties in saying no as The Yes Virus, which “is when you want to say yes to everything, when you feel like you can do everything, and most of all you don’t want to let people down, or you just want to check off a lot of boxes or accomplish a lot of things. Maybe you just wanna call it “big eyes”; you feel like you can consume all the chocolate cake.” Liz & Vince know The Yes Virus well, but both are learning the importance of saying no and the amazing impact it can have on productivity and mental wellbeing. 

 

In today’s episode you will learn: 
  • The pitfalls of over-extending yourself
  • The impact that goal-setting has on time, energy management
  • How to determine when to say NO…
  • ...and when to say YES!
 
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How to Clearly Define Your Values in Life & Business

How to Clearly Define Your Values in Life & Business

October 20, 2020

This week Liz & Vince take a deep dive into identifying and defining personal and professional values. These values, or personal rubric as Vince calls it, are the standards by which you shape your tribe and hire your team. If you run a business, it’s important to be crystal clear on your values when hiring so that your employees know how to win.  Do you know your values? Are they aligned with your tribe? Do you find yourself letting others impact your own beliefs? The benefit of having clearly defined values is that it makes all future decisions that much easier.  

In this episode you will learn: 

  • What are values?
  • What makes Liz & Vince tick?
  • How to build a team that reflects your own values
  • How to convert values into money
  • The benefit of having clearly defined values 
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Becoming Better Humans: A Deep Dive into Enneagram

Becoming Better Humans: A Deep Dive into Enneagram

October 13, 2020

Meredith TerHaar and Joe Graham of Growing with the Enneagram stop by for an in-depth discussion about the ancient personality wisdom tool. Through their coaching business, these two entrepreneurs school Liz & Vince beyond the standard introductory chatter and into some insider language. Understanding ourselves and understanding our teammates, partners, employees, and loved ones better will manifest in improved relationships and communication. Whether you’re new to the Enneagram or already deep into it like Liz, this episode offers an articulate and thorough view into the next layer of this age-old but ever-popular personality tool.

Recorded in person at Irie Lemon HQ, the chemistry among these 4 individuals is palpable, refreshing, and informative. You can expect to learn the following key items:

  • What is the Enneagram?
  • What are the triads?
  • A deep dive into the numbers
  • Communication styles within the Enneagram
Growing with the Enneagram’s Official Website
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Scaling Your Business & Providing Massive Value w/ Bjork Ostrom of Food Blogger Pro

Scaling Your Business & Providing Massive Value w/ Bjork Ostrom of Food Blogger Pro

October 6, 2020

This week Liz and Vince interview Bjork Ostrom from Food Blogger Pro to talk about his unique journey from non-profit educator to food and tech CEO. Bjork loves to find ways to maximize potential - of people, of technology, of life. In 2010 when his wife Lindsay started Pinch of Yum, a popular food blog, they decided to do just that - maximize its potential. A decade later, their suite of businesses, TinyBits, is designed to share what they've learned with other food bloggers.. It’s important to note that Bjork is an admittedly terrible chef.

Bjork Ostrom is always learning; he’s great at articulating his lessons and kindly shared so many with Liz & Vince, including: 

  • Bjork’s advice on scaling from side-hustle to full blown business 
  • Bjork & Lindsay’s unique approach to entrepreneurship 
  • The importance of adapting your message for your audience
  • How to preserve your company culture during growth
  • Behind-the-scenes look at TinyBits’ operational roles

Today’s entertaining episode is sponsored by Revolution Farms.

 
Links to Bjork & Lindsay’s TinyBit suite of businesses:
  1. Pinch of Yum - A food blog with simple and tasty recipes.
  2. Food Blogger Pro - Start and Grow Your Food Blog
  3. WP Tasty - Handcrafted Plugins for WordPress Blogs
  4. Nutrifox - Easy to Create Nutrition Labels
  5. Clariti | The easiest way to organize your blog content for maximum growth
 
 
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An Honest Conversation About Year One

An Honest Conversation About Year One

September 29, 2020

In this week’s episode, Liz & Vince look back on their first year of producing the Irie Lemon Podcast. Coming from such vastly different approaches to entrepreneurship, Liz & Vince have learned so much working together over the last year. This episode provides an honest glimpse into the business partners’ special chemistry with one another alongside the occasional conflicts that arise when two high-powered hustlers with nearly opposite demeanors work together towards a common goal. Just like any successful partnership, the Irie Lemon duo have learned that communication and compromise are the hallmarks of any meaningful growth. 

Hear the wonderful chemistry of these dynamic hosts, partners, and friends in today’s fun episode sponsored by Revolution Farms.

 

What you can expect to hear Liz & Vince reminisce about and analyze: 

  • Their favorite moments of year one
  • Their most challenging adjustments in moving from lone visionary to half of a duo
  • Tips for current or aspiring podcasters
  • What’s next in Irie Lemon’s plans to slowly take over the world
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Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC.
Influencer Marketing: Behind-the-Scenes Insight with Laurie Buckle of CookIt Media

Influencer Marketing: Behind-the-Scenes Insight with Laurie Buckle of CookIt Media

September 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered how social media influencers connect with brands for sponsored deals? Curious how companies find like-minded bloggers to promote their products? This week we welcome Laurie Buckle, CEO and Founder of CookIt Media, a Los Angeles-based agency that specializes in brand strategy, influencer marketing and content creation. Laurie and her team work with both brands and influencers, bringing their expertise as editors, marketers, content creators and social media pros to the work of building brands, shaping partnerships and creating content. 

Whether you’re an influencer or simply a consumer that follows influencers on social media, this episode will provide you with lots of insight on how all of your favorite influencers work with brands. `

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Laure Buckle’s evolution in the food editorial space
  • How our favorite influencers monetize
  • Tips for building a sustainable brand
  • Laurie’s prediction for the future of influencer marketing 
  • Why some influencers are able to turn their hobby into a thriving career and others aren’t 
  • Whether an influencer marketing agency might be right for your business 

 

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Produced by: Kirk Ross, Attic Audio Productions

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Living an Essentialism Lifestyle

Living an Essentialism Lifestyle

September 15, 2020

In this week’s episode, Liz & Vince discuss lessons from one of Liz’s favorite books –  Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. In a culture that seems to value “busyness” over productivity, this discussion illuminates the idea that you can do less while contributing more. Liz & Vince discuss ten important guidelines to steer ourselves into living an essentialism lifestyle, using both excerpts from McKeown’s book and real-world applications from their personal journeys. As the author’s website asks, “[h]ave you ever felt stretched too thin?” We all have, and this episode will provide bundles of strategies to increase your productive efficiency, and as Vince explains, to protect your energy.

 

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

The basics of essentialism How to decipher between busy work and essential tasks What is ‘busy bragging’? How to avoid the people pleasing trap  

Buy Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less on Amazon

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Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste

Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste

September 8, 2020

Irie Lemon Podcast - Ep. #45: Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste.com

In this week’s episode, Liz & Vince are joined by Gina Homolka, cookbook author and founder of Skinnytaste.com, where you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins.  Gina’s creations must be both “skinny” and “tasty” because after all, this is the same food she cooks on a daily basis for friends and family, and they are some of her toughest critics!

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

  • Gina’s humble beginnings as a part-time blogger
  • How she grew Skinnytaste.com into a bona fide business
  • Meal prepping tips for the busy home cook
  • Gina’s tips for success in business and life

 

Check out Skinnytaste.com

Pre-Order Gina’s Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life on Amazon

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Fostering an Online Community with Micaela of Harry & David

Fostering an Online Community with Micaela of Harry & David

September 1, 2020

This week’s episode is sponsored by Harry & David, an American-based premium food and gift producer and retailer that has been helping loved ones stay connected across the miles since 1934. We’re joined by Micaela to discuss how Harry & David has successfully cultivated an online community through engagement, authenticity, and providing value. We also talk about fun and unique ways to stay connected with friends and family during a Pandemic.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to stay connected with loved ones during a Pandemic
  • Ways to foster a highly engaged online community
  • Adapting and jumping into digital trends
  • Working smarter, not harder
  • The importance of interaction and authenticity

 

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