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Profit With Purpose by Anna Goldstein

Anna Goldstein is an NYU certified coach, entrepreneur, Huffington Post contributor, former nationally ranked tennis player and author. The Profit With Purpose show is an informative and uplifting podcast where Anna dives into lives of entrepreneurs, healers, and change-makers who are making money through living their purpose. The goal is to provide practical tips to inspire you to be profitable living your life’s purpose. As a student of psychology, new age thinking, meditation, mindfulness techniques and yoga, Anna weaves these spiritual principles into her show. Guests on the podcast have been Mastin Kipp, Kate Northrup, Jairek Robbins, and more. Find out more at: annagoldstein.com
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Apr 27, 2017

My guest for today’s podcast is Ali Rittenhouse who helps entrepreneurs in marketing. She is an online business coach and a launch strategist who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs set up their business in online domain and convert their programs into profits. Marketing is one of those things that help you uniquely identify yourself in the market. The principle that forms the basis of marketing is that you do not have to wait for people to come to you for your services; you have to be out there and promote your business.

Background

Ali is a high-school dropout, a college dropout and a teen mom as well. The year she started her business is the year she got divorce as well and moved in with her mother. There were many reasons that led to Ali making these rash decisions and it goes on to show that sometimes, even smart people take wrong decisions.  Ali knew she had much more potential than just being a high-school dropout.

She started getting her GED in the meantime.  She went to the nearest library, got a GED preparation book. After the birth of her daughter, she could not really take things further with her GED. Ali realized she had to change the way of things. She had a job where she got 6 dollars per hour and she felt miserable. She decided to enroll in a GED class in a nearby school. Within a few months, Ali started college and for her, it felt great to back in school and work hard for grades. The problem, however, for Ali was that she still had no idea what she really wanted to do with her life and taking all of these classes meant nothing. Through this process, Ali found a job that introduced her to the world of technology and she eventually took some web design classes at college. Life again rather took over, her daughter was starting school, and now she had to drop out of college. Ali felt like she had no purpose at that point in her life. Someone suggested her to look into the broader domain of virtual assistance online. Ali spent quite some time researching about virtual assistance and wanted to start a virtual assistance business. She eventually had to take the leap and find ways to start her business.  She got a 20-week training of starting virtual assistance business and that allowed her to start this business.

How did you get your first client?

Ali thinks her first client was a disaster. It was a referral from a friend. Her friend was working with this person and she introduced Ali to a client who she thinks was not her ideal client. Ali recalls it was a terrible experience, and their interaction only lasted for six weeks.  Her fist ideal client, who she found on her own via craigslist, was someone who was looking for a virtual assistant. Her client was relocating out of country and needed someone to handle her business in United States. This client helped Ali to learn a lot about virtual assistance and running an online business.

How do you help you clients use technology for their benefit?

I try to teach people the basics, the starting foundation to what they need and then allowing them to do something more complex. It could be something like asking them to design a simple landing page with an offer or a live stream video instead of highly edited videos on YouTube. She tries to listen properly what they want to do and then a plan is formulated according to the needs. For anything big we want to do in lives, we first have to take small steps and those small steps will be a stepping-stone for bigger success. Ali aims to teach her clients the same principle.

What does your business look like now?

Now, Ali has her training programs, one on one coaching programs and she provides higher end consultancy. She feels like doing these things help her feel aligned and authentic. Ali has transformed from a service-based business to an agency that can help people in different areas and is a media company that produces content and courses for individuals.

What advice would you give someone who has had a rough past and want to move on?

Ali says it is never too late to move forward in your life. Do not live in your past, what matters is your present and your future. Life is always about moving forward. Look at the small steps that can help you rectify the situation. Ali shares her own example of how she did not go straight to college but first got her GED. These small steps will eventually help you towards your main goal. When she got the GED book from library, she knew it did not mean she would pass her test. She still had to work hard for it. In addition, she made sure she looked out for every resource available that could help her pass the GED test.

What advice would you give someone who wants to market his or her brand or product?

You should start having conversations about your marketing with your friends and colleagues. You can use your Facebook feed and Instagram as well. Putting it out there will help you get a boost start in your marketing. Ali says it is the first thing she would do if she were to market her brand or product.

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Ali, she feels her purpose is to help people through the work she does. She thinks it is to help people develop plans for their business. She hopes to inspire other people as well to come forward and help people around them. 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice she has been given is to stay true to herself, stay authentic and stay exactly like who she is.

How can we connect with you?

You can find more about her upcoming work and past projects through her website. Her website’s URL is

http://alirittenhouse.com/

Apr 20, 2017

Nicole Moore is an NYU Certified Life Coach. She is passionate about helping Women everywhere find True Love and transform their relationships, especially the ones they have with themselves. She committed herself to learning and practicing everything she could about self-love. At first, it was painful; loving herself seemed like the most unnatural thing to do. But the tiny shifts added up and soon she was feeling better about herself more than she ever had. The internal change was reflected in her outside world. She began to look better, eat better, act better and even attracted her soul mate. She believes that when you truly love yourself, everything in your life works.

 

How would you define your personal and professional growth?

 

Nicole says she has done many programs from Tony Robbins and Mama Gena’s for past ten years. She was in a relationship when she started this business. Back then, Nicole felt like she was in the perfect relationship however, things changed drastically when she started her business. The person she was dating became emotionally abusive and very critical. Nicole started to lose her believe in love and its existence. That particular relationship helped Nicole to grow as an individual. When she left that relationship, she gave herself a lot of time to heal and fill herself with self-love. Nicole remembers she actually made a list of ways she wanted to be loved. The list had all the ways she had not been loved and there were total eight different ways. It is crazy but true that when she met Mike, her husband, she realized he does all of those eight things and in abundance. Nicole took a stand for what she deserved and she realized she was meant for much more than what she had been accepting.

 

How did you start the journey of loving yourself more?

 

Loving yourself simply means caring about yourself on daily basis. It is very simple; all you have to do is pay attention to your heart and the thoughts that come to your mind. Look at the conversations you have with yourself. Back when Nicole had not discovered the concept of self-love, she would often say something critical about herself and sometimes her own words would hurt her emotionally. Therefore, for Nicole loving herself more meant paying attention to her heart and her conversation to herself. She would look at her choices and how her choices affected her heart. She had to make sure that she creates her own space in herself.

 

How would you teach someone to find love in his or her life?

 

You should have the ability to make yourself willing to new experiences. Sometimes, finding love in life is not an easy process. The fact is that most of the people when hurt, tend to close their hearts but you have to make a declaration to yourself to be willing to experience more and meet new people. When Nicole broke out of her relationship in New York, she knew this man had cheated on her and it was a lot of pain. However, she still remembers this particular moment clearly, when she left him and was in her apartment when she did that declaration of not closing her heart for new things in life. Many women tend to close their heart when they experience hurt in their love life. We feel like we need to defend ourselves in those situations and that is why close our hearts. You also need to believe in your love vision and in the desire that you have in your heart. If the desire is in your heart, then it is meant for you.

 

Did you have the desire to have a business of your own?


Before starting her own business, Nicole had a job in public relations, but she really did not like it. She would often think to herself that she should be doing something else. She thought of things she liked doing and somehow made a business out of it. Nicole had this vision of working with people one on one and helping them out. She also wanted her work to be location independent so she could work from anywhere. She was in a landmark program where she saw a girl tell her she was going for a life coach certification. That is when she realized she could do it and she did not have to be super-aged to help people. Eventually, she quit her job and decided to enroll at New York University for life coaching.

 

Do you ever have challenges in your relationship?

 

Like every other couple, Nicole also has disagreements with her husband but they are both very good in dealing with such situations. She remembers the time when they had their first baby and were both tired. There were moments when they would say something out of frustration to each other but always dealt with the situation accordingly.

 

Do you believe loving yourself before entering in a relationship is important?

 

Loving yourself before entering a relationship will help you but it is not a prerequisite for entering into a relationship. You can get into a relationship any time. However, if you really love yourself, it helps you relate to your partner and help you in your relationship. Not everyone loves himself or herself fully and in every single area. You do not have to be perfect to find love; you just have to be willing.

 

What does living your purpose mean to you?

 

Living your purpose means all about doing the work that makes you feel good and authentic. You can do it in many different ways. For every person, it is just about figuring that thing you can give back to world. For Nicole, it is self-love and she hopes to teach people to love themselves. Living her purpose means helping people fall in love with themselves.

 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

 

“Quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your mindset”. It is very important to work on your thoughts because they go on to define your life. You should not be ruled by your mind, you should be willing to experience more.

 

How can we connect with you?

 

Her website’s URL is

http://www.loveworksmethod.com/

 

You can follow her on Instagram as well

https://www.instagram.com/nicolemoorelove/

 

Nicole also has a Facebook page with the following URL

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicole-Moore/556721024399266

 

She also has a channel on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/nicolemoore1984

Apr 13, 2017

Michelle Goldblum and Ali Leipzig did not begin Soul Camp as a business. Rather, it began as a party, born out of the energy of the girls' joy and excitement at the idea of turning what they'd learned along the path into something they could share with others. Soul Camp is a multi-day, multi-location all-inclusive wellness sleepaway camp for adults. Each camp, between 200-300 campers - just like you! - leave their worries and iPhones behind to gather and participate in dozens of workshops, classes and seminars that nourish their bodies, minds and spirits.  Each Soul Camp takes place in an actual sleep-away camp location, situated amongst sprawling trees, lakes, valleys and grassy knolls around the nation. All meals and snacks include vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. All camps are drug and alcohol free. Soul Camp believes that at camp, we reawaken to the power we all had as kids that allowed us to dream bigger, jump higher, sing louder, laugh more. We let go of our adult labels, roles and fears, and rediscover who we really are. And we are seen, embraced and loved for being just that. And it is from this place that we can then find purpose, create change, and truly impact the world.

How did Soul Camp come into existence?

Michelle and Ali attended camp Towanda when they were kids. There was a slight age difference in their ages and that always kept them at a distance from each other in the camp. They went on to pursue the same profession, became entrepreneurs and both ran individual branding businesses. Years later, they found each other in the branding business and became best friends and fellow travelers who would attend different events and gatherings for their own business. The idea of soul camp started when their old camp director, who pitched the idea of bringing together a small yoga group to Camp Towanda, approached Michelle and Ali.  They both loved the idea and thought of making more out of this idea. The first camp, back in 2014 was a huge success and Michelle and Ali realized this concept was much bigger than they thought. Soul camp did not being as a business idea but it slowly transformed into a permanent entity. It really was the community and the people who attended the first camp in 2014 that helped this idea to grow. The response was overwhelming and that gave Michelle and Ali a lot of confidence to start this business.

What does a typical day at Soul Camp look like?

It varies from person to person. There is no typical experience; you get to create your own experience. You wake up in your bunk with many other women or you can have your private cottage or cabin if you are in California. You wake up, you smell the fresh air, and you walk outside your bunk. There is a dining hall where there is all sorts of food. There is a specific schedule for each individual. Activities are divided into different periods. There are tons of different activities going on simultaneously. There is Kundalini yoga, oneness meditation, dance, cardio, boot camp, and stand up paddle boarding, breath work, dream catcher creating and much more. Typically, a period is of one hour. The campers get together for a combined activity in some periods.

Can you share a story of how you camp helped people make new friends?

Michelle shares a story of a 62-year-old women named Maria who found out about soul camp. Many people are of the view that it is not possible to make good friends late in your life. However, for Maria, Soul Camp helped her make best friends. She is now a regular visitor of the camp, she comes back to camp every single year. It is special for Michelle and Ali that people through their business have managed to find some people and make friends through Soul Camp.

What has been your biggest challenge with Soul Camp?

Michelle and Ali have faced quite a lot of challenges. It took them some time to find the right people for their business. It was difficult finding the right employees, advisors, finding out whom they work out best with, the kind of skills they need for this business and not giving their power away in terms of finances.  Back when they started Soul Camp, many people felt like their lives were shifted with Soul Camp and they really wanted to be a part of team. However, many of them really did not have the same work ethic like Michelle and Ali. Therefore, they really had to make sure they find the best match for themselves and work with people they were comfortable working with.

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Michelle, living her purpose means doing a job that defines her personality and who she is as a person. Back when Michelle worked in pharmacy, it felt like it was just a job and her real life was outside the job. Now with Soul Camp, it does not feel like it is just her job. Soul Camp defines who Michelle is, how she lives her live, how she interacts with people. It is a mission bigger than she is. Every day she wakes up and feels grateful for being a part of something that has an impact on many people.

For Ali, living her purpose means that all of her talents are being used in the best way possible. For her, it means to be in a place where she is continuously challenged and has to bring out her best in everything. Ali believes if you are living a live that helps you grow, overcome your weaknesses and fears, then you are living it to its purpose and that is how she feels at Soul Camp.

How we can connect with you?

You can connect with them through their website.
Website’s URL is:

https://soul.camp/

You can find all the information about overnight camps and day camps through this website.

You can also find them on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/soul_camp/

You can visit their channel on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIPGEMhJ062j37ZJwUu1ZQ

You can follow them on Facebook as well.

https://www.facebook.com/soulcamplove/

 

Apr 6, 2017

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop feeling crazy around food. She has her BA in sociology and received her health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Through her own struggles with emotional eating, she went on a quest for the solution. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation  in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali. She is  also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body image related prose. She has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards.

How did you get started in this business?

Isabel believes the greatest ability to serve other people comes from looking at our greatest pain. For Isabel, it was her struggle with diet control and binge eating. Isabel was only three years old when she went on her first diet. At a very young age, she felt that her body was not okay, the food she was eating was not okay, and her diet was not out of control. She did everything to make sure she controlled her food and her body to the best of her ability. At this point in her life, she tried very hard to eat as little as possible and she was somewhat successful at it. However, it always lead her to those uncalled episodes of binge eating. Isabel always thought something was wrong with her because she could not stick with her diets, she assumed diets do work and that it is just a matter of willpower. Isabel went on a wild goose chase looking for solution, why she cannot control her food and body. She even looked for various treatments for binge eating. It took her years to finally understand that she needed to accept her body’s natural shape, the inherited needs for her body that there was no way that she was ever going to make dieting work.

What was the breaking point for you that helped you deal with binge eating?

There were a few different things. Isabel says the moment that she went to seek the solution was much earlier than time that she actually found one. The problem is that entire clinical system believes thin is good, fat is bad. She would present herself to mental health professionals as someone who had trouble controlling her food, who was addicted to food. Parallel to that she was slowly coming to the discovery that the main problem was trying to control her food and trying to fit her body into a shape that was not meant for her body. Eventually it was more about her personal and emotional surrender to this situation that helped her deal with binge eating. Isabel realized she was not capable of controlling her food and just surrendered. The struggle to control her food become more painful than just accepting her body the way it was. She had that ‘fall to her knees’ moment and realized the only way to deal with binge eating was to eat like a ‘normal person’ and not overthink about her food. Her abnormal behavior towards food changed drastically when she started eating like a normal person. Isabel knew it was time she stopped her fight with the food.

How would you define weight stigma?

Making assumptions about people based on their size. Every person who is struggling with food and body issues have a social aspect involved in their story. Due to the fact, that more weight is considered a social stigma, almost every time you come across someone struggling with body issues, they are just trying to fit in that socially acceptable square box. We care about weight because of social values, because of people around us. Isabel believes the most important thing in our life is to find love and be loved, and feel good about our place in the world. Ultimately, the reason we care about weight is other emotions attached to it, the fear of not being accepted or approved being the biggest reason. Most people think their problem is binge eating but the real problem is binge eating and dieting side by side.

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Isabel, living her purpose ultimately means living in integrity with herself. For a very long time, her biggest struggle was that she was always out of alignment. Integrity is about living your live the way you are; Isabel says she is constantly trying to live her life in alignment with herself. Therefore, in general, living her purpose means continuously pushing towards authenticity and integrity in alignment with herself.

What is the best advice you have been given?

“What is the risk if you don’t take the risk?”

The best advice she has been given is to take the risk. The fact is, not taking the risk and moving forward is itself a risk. She remembers when she was quitting her job and how she had second thoughts about not quitting the job. She thought it was a risk to quit her job and start something new. However, staying there and working for the same job was a risk in itself, something that could have stunted her growth as an individual and prevented her to live her life to its purpose. Sometimes, in order to grow, we need to let go of our fears and move forward.

How can we connect with you?

Her blog’s URL is

http://isabelfoxenduke.com/

You can also follow her on the following website named after one of her program

http://stopfightingfood.com/

She also has a channel on YouTube and you can find videos on various topics from the following link

https://www.youtube.com/user/ifduke1

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