DARREN VIRASSAMMY: Helping Others See (And Live In) Their Strengths, Believing Our Life Is Our Message, And Demanding A Culture Of Purpose

DARREN VIRASSAMMY: Helping Others See (And Live In) Their Strengths, Believing Our Life Is Our Message, And Demanding A Culture Of Purpose

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” This old African proverb summarizes today’s guest, Darren Virassamy. Darren is a firm believer of going with others. His family is from the Caribbean, he became a proficient bass guitar player, and holds black and brown belts in the martial arts. He is the co-founder of a company called 34 Strong. In this company, it’s his mission to help as many people live in their strengths as possible, and, as a result, has become an avid student and teacher of strengths-based leadership. If you are interested in the quality of your leadership at all, this is an episode for you. We hope you enjoy!

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CHEYANNE LAKE: Surviving The School Of Hard Knocks, Being An Expert At Your Craft, And Believing One Success Leads To Another

CHEYANNE LAKE: Surviving The School Of Hard Knocks, Being An Expert At Your Craft, And Believing One Success Leads To Another

Cheyanne Lake has ten lifetimes of experience. Having been raised by an entrepreneurial family, she began learning business lessons early. Things like “All you have is your word. Nobody likes a liar.”, and “When someone says no to something, find out what they’re afraid of.” Cheyanne believes everyone should be an expert in their craft. Whatever you do, learn and do it with all your heart and ability. And she has done just that with her craft of real estate. She is a trainer of agents, and gives of her time every single morning to help make other agents better at what they do at no charge. In this episode, we’ll hear how she went from being on top to rock bottom and how she’s chosen to move her way back into a position of significant impact and influence. Cheyanne is an absolute gem of a human, and we feel lucky that our paths have crossed. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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MARION BLOUNT: Being The One Behind The Curtain, Making The Hard Decision To Close Something, And Outsourcing To The Right People

MARION BLOUNT: Being The One Behind The Curtain, Making The Hard Decision To Close Something, And Outsourcing To The Right People

Our guest today is kind, calming, and unassuming, but don’t ever let that make you think she is missing any piece of what it takes to be a GSD Entrepreneur. Marion Blount is one of the lucky ones who grew up in Hawaii in an artistic, creative family. After getting her undergrad at Swanee, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Special Education. After working for a couple years as a teacher,. she then wanted to spread her creative wings so she started a blog that turned into both an online store and a brick and mortar retail location. Having run that successfully for 5 years, she closed that company, Open Door, down and started another company, Eddis & Co., where she now does social media marketing. This episode is full of nuggets, laughter, and lots of inspiration. We hope you enjoy!

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COKIE BERENYI: Climbing Mountains, Ceasing Striving, And Inviting Vulnerability

COKIE BERENYI: Climbing Mountains, Ceasing Striving, And Inviting Vulnerability

Cokie Berenyi lives her life based on her deep-seated belief that true, deep joy is not found in the comfort zone. She is full of life, full of adventure, and full of wisdom. She is mother of two teenage girls, owns two financial investment companies, started two non-profits, has written two books, hosts a podcast, and is known as the “Financial Samurai”. As you might imagine, very little grass grows under her feet. She told us one of her favorite words right now is “badassery” and one of her least favorite words is “busy”, both attributing to how she tackles each day. Cokie loves food, wine, travel, stray dogs, goat cheese, tennis, and alpine mountaineering. She is currently climbing the 7 summits of the world having recently summited Denali and just made the announcement that she’s climbing Everest in 2020.

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AMY KAY: Becoming More Aware Of Our Environment, Believing Everything Happens For A Reason, And Removing The Stress Of Stuff

AMY KAY: Becoming More Aware Of Our Environment, Believing Everything Happens For A Reason, And Removing The Stress Of Stuff

Amy Kay is a gentle soul with an eye for simplifying things. It was that eye that helped her start her business, de-cluttered. She has a passion to create space, both figuratively and physically, because she believes that where there is space, there can be more freedom. Amy cares about the earth maybe a little more than the average person, but always kindly invites, never forces, you to think differently. To think before you waste. A favorite quote of hers is “Live your life, not your stuff’s.” In this episode, we talk about ways to care more about this earth we’ve been given, and dive into how to get rid of all the stuff so we’re not so overwhelmed.

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