Straight Outta Somewhere

By Dr. Shante Bishop | August 25, 2015

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The film, ‘Straight Outta Compton” reminds us that we can give birth to dreams in the unlikeliest of places. While gun violence, police brutality and racial profiling may not plague us, all of us know what it is to be in a place where our dreams seem impossible, unreachable, and unrealistic. In this week’s podcast I use the Valley of Dry Bones to speak life back into your dreams and let you know that wherever your dreams are stuck, you can come Straight Outta’ that place. After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes. About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago. She is also the creator of the Design Your Own Brand (DYOB) Makeover Experience, where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER. Episode Action Steps:
  1. Acknowledge that Your Mindset has to SHIFT
  2. You can’t be envious of others’ success and expect to have your own
  3. Stop Self Sabotaging: Visualize the people that you were went to serve
  4. Iron Sharpens Iron: Utilize the gifts of like minded individuals to help your vision gather momentum
Top Quotes:
  • “Some of you are looking at your circumstances and asking if this is even possible”
  • “When you move towards your dream, you will attract opposition”
  • “You’re going to come out of this in one piece. The struggle is temporary.“
Resources Failing Forward by John Maxwell   Be sure to add your comments and feedback below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 018 – It’s Time to Make a Decision

By Dr. Shante Bishop | August 19, 2015

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A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. Indecisiveness, the inability to make decisions is a symptom of a bigger issue: Fear. In this episode find out what’s at the root of fear-based decision making and specific strategies for overcoming it.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Acknowledge that Indecision IS a Decision
  2. Stop gathering information and start interpreting the information already acquired
  3. Exercise Value Based Decision Making
  4. Consistently document Your Journey and the lessons learned along the way

Top Quotes:

  • “When the stakes are high, it can be difficult to make a decision”
  • “Stop letting other people paint on your canvas”
  • “It’s not faith is you know the outcome“

Resources

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Stop Chasing Influencers: Jared Easley and Kimani Constable

 

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Episode 017: Have You Been Faithful?

By Dr. Shante Bishop | August 11, 2015

The New Chicago

Chicago is known for a great many things: Al Capone, incredible architecture, the 1985 Bears, corrupt politicians, and amazing food. However, in the past two years, murder rates in the city have reached such alarming levels, that noted filmmaker, Spike Lee, visited this summer to film CHIRAQ, likening Chicago to the blood fields of Iraq.

With such a dark cloud looming overhead, I was especially grateful to see a silver lining shining through the darkness, in a group of Millennials that call themselves, The New Chicago. They were my special guests for this podcast. Tune in to hear about the change they’re ushering into the city, and a challenging message that questions our fidelity (faithfulness) to our assets.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Steve Dunlap and The New Chicago

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Maximize the resources your currently have
  2. Exercise client appreciation routinely
  3. Reallocate your time towards more productive activities
  4. Build a Team that Shares Your Vision

Top Quotes:

  • “We are in love with results, but not the process”
  • “Being faithful is about being  committed CONSISTENTLY to your dream”
  • “Started from the bottom, now we here“

Resources

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Episode 016: How to Bounce Back from Financial Setback

By Dr. Shante Bishop | August 4, 2015

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Being a public success does not exempt us from private failure. Publicity does not equal profit, a lesson that this week’s guest, Ash Cash learned the hard way. Despite his best selling book, “Mind Right, Money Right” and his rapidly growing reputation as a financial expert, he found himself in foreclosure, lacking the means to support his growing family. Find out how Ash made an amazing comeback and why he’s making it his personal mission to help people avoid the pitfalls of financial ruin. BONUS: Get a FREE Copy of Ash’s book, “Mind Right, Money Right” by signing up for his email list here.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from Project Runway, HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Live Below Your Means
  2. Focus on the actions you can take today; tomorrow doesn’t exist
  3. Focus on Passive Income: You Need Money that Works for You
  4. Don’t ever second guess God

Top Quotes:

  • “Popularity doesn’t equal profit”
  • “God did not put us on this earth to struggle.”
  • “I was so arrogant…if I had not gone through that experience, I wouldn’t have had the humility to serve people. “

Resources

 

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Episode 015 Think and Grow Rich for Women: Sharon Lechter

By Dr. Shante Bishop | July 28, 2015

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. It is heralded as one of the greatest books on entrepreneurship and success ever written. And now, this classic text has been modernized to include a female audience by best selling author and business coach, Sharon Lechter. In this interview, Sharon provides a formula for success and her incredible wisdom regarding faith and endurance.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Be transparent about your past
  2. Be willing to close doors so that other doors can open
  3. Surround yourself with a team that shares your personal mission
  4. Recognize your value in God’s overall plan 

Top Quotes:

  • “Women define themselves through the eyes of others.”
  • “Success is about how you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror”
  • “Everybody has skeletons in the closet. Show up for duty with all of them “

Key Resources:

Think and Grow Rich for Women

Speak Serve & Sell

Outwitting the Devil 

Sharon’s Podcast

Prayer of Jabez

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Episode 014: Sweet Success with Jocelyn Delk Adams

By Dr. Shante Bishop | July 21, 2015

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Imagine quitting your job with the hope and excitement of an advance on your new book deal, a string of new brand partnerships, and all of your personal relationships intact. Now, imagine all of it falling apart just days before your final day of safety and security at your full time job with benefits. That’s what happened to author/blogger Jocelyn Delk Adams, creator of Grandbaby Cakes. Listen to how she bounced back when the bottom nearly fell out of her dream.

 

In this episode learn about trusting the timing of your life, the cure for despair, and finding inspiration in your personal triumphs.

 

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Resources

  1. Grandbaby Cakes Cookbook
  2. Marketing: A Love Story
  3. Boomerang Email Support
  4. Freshbooks 

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Build Your Brand through Content
  2. Consistently Guest Post for Other Brands
  3. Hard work is the only option when things fall apart
  4. Keep Going until you have Success

Top Quotes:

  • Success requires: “Trust the Timing of Your Life”
  • “Being broke forced me to hustle in a way that I wouldn’t have, had things worked out as I hoped”
  • “Don’t look at others as a point of comparison, Your journey is your journey. “

Key Timestamps:

  • 04:26 Money Doesn’t Rain from Heaven…It doesn’t even Sprinkle
  • 05:41 No Guarantees
  • 10:4- Making financial sacrifices
  • 12:37 Life After Quitting
  • 14:25 I Didn’t Get Confirmation Right Away
  • 19:58 Don’t Throw in the Towel
  • 23:48 Comparison is not the way you Grow

 

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Episode 013: Knowing and Growing in Your Season

By Dr. Shante Bishop | July 14, 2015

Season

 

When you try to eat or harvest fruit out of season, the results are disappointing to say the least. The same can be said of brand building. Building a brand is a deliberate process of planting, cultivating, WAITING, and harvesting when the time is right. When we try to accelerate the results, we run the risk of being disappointed, disenchanted, or worse… disengaging from the process.

 

In this episode learn when to plant, and when to know when it’s your season to reap the fruit of your labors.

 

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Polish Your Pitch
  2. Solidify your infrastructure
  3. Divorce Yourself from the Outcome
  4. Make sure you have clear policies in place to serve customers

 

Top Quotes:

  • “You have to put something, to get something out.”
  • “I could listen to Jeremy Irons read the phone book”
  • “You read two books and suddenly you’re an expert? No. That’s not how it works. “

 

Key Timestamps:

  • 03:26 Harvesting Out of Season
  • 05:25 Clues that You’re Harvesting Out of Season
  • 09:35 Lessons from the Alchemist
  • 13:42 Learning During Planting
  • 20:00 Perfect Your Pitch
  • 25:00 Gut Check: How Committed Are You

 

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Episode 012: Brand Church: Turning Followers into Brand Evangelists

By Dr. Shante Bishop | July 7, 2015

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Let the church say YES! While contemplating the keys to building a successful brand, I was amazed at the commonalities between church building and brand building. Even if you rarely frequent churches, there are powerful, and insightful lessons to be learned from how churches grow their audience, create a community of givers/investors, and the gold standard… turn people into brand evangelists.

 

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Stop Charging at the Door
  2. Connect Your Platform to the Needs, Desires or the People You Want to Serve
  3. Serve even when people don’t give
  4. Create a Shareable Experience

Top Quotes:

  • “Your brand drives the business, not the other way around.”
  • “Stop shoving appointment books in front of your client’s faces and learn how to serve their needs”
  • “Churches create a community of givers by being servers.”

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:15 Commonality between brand building and church building
  • 02:00 Upon this Rock I will build my brand
  • 03:40 What is your doctrine?
  • 05:00 Feeding Your Sheep
  • 06:00 Building through Serving
  • 08:00 Connecting the Needs of People
  • 08:34 Building an Audience Takes Time
  • 09:15 Don’t Mistake the Brand for the Business
  • 11:15 2 Months Later, 10,000 Downloads
  • 12:25 Evidence You’re Too focused on business vs branding
  • 14:40 Stop Charging at the Door
  • 15:55 Brands Drive Business
  • 16:44 Create a Community of Givers
  • 17:55 Be Willing to Serve When People Don’t Give
  • 19:00 Spreading Your Gospel (Message)
  • 20:55 Create a Shareable Experience
  • 23:30 3 Keys to Building Your Brand Church

 

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Episode 011: Exposed! Being Authentic in Your Brand

By Dr. Shante Bishop | June 30, 2015

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We live in a world of pretenders. Myriad social media platforms testify to our ability to present “edited narratives” of our lives. But when it comes to branding, pretending can be a reckless gamble. In this episode, I share the power of authenticity, the risks and the rewards.

This episode is dedicated to the victims of the June 17th shooting in Charleston. May their souls rest in peace.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Seek to build legitimacy with your audience
  2. Don’t compromise your morality to gain popularity
  3. Take control of your narrative
  4. Establish transparent communication with your followers

 

Top Quotes:

  • “I don’t want to place myself in a position where I have to deliver punchlines for popularity.”
  • “You should never brand yourself as anything to anyone unless you know exactly who your target audience is.”
  • “We often find ourselves looking the part when in actuality, we are far from together.”

 

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:10 Devastation in Charleston
  • 03:53 Defining Authenticity
  • 05:05 The problem with being “LIKED”
  • 06:30 Acting in alignment with your values
  • 07:15 Arrested Development
  • 9:40 Being honest with your followers
  • 11:30 Stay in Your Lane
  • 12:40 Compromising your platform for popularity
  • 13:48 Trading punchlines for popularity
  • 16:08 Consequences of being fake
  • 18:29 The difficulty of rebranding
  • 26:00 My Tribute to Charleston

 

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Episode 010: Persevering in the Face of Failure – Derreck Kayongo

By Dr. Shante Bishop | June 23, 2015

Derreck Kayongo

In life, there will be many moments that don’t make the highlight reel…moments that we’d like to forget. But for Derreck Kayongo, those are the moments that served as confirmation that he was meant to change the world. After fleeing civil war in Uganda, Derreck took a simple idea and transformed it into a global, health initiative. Listen as he shares the power of persevering in the face of failure.

After listening to this episode, I invite you to tweet your feedback @DrShanteSays or leave a review on iTunes.

 

About the Host, Dr. Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is a nationally recognized brand strategist with a client portfolio that includes talent from HGTV, NBC Network, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Her work has been featured in Forbes, JET Magazine, Fox Network, and WCIU Chicago.

She is also the CEO of Design Her Label where she equips entrepreneurs and influencers with the tools to build and believe BIGGER.

Overview:

In this podcast, Dr. Shante interviews Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project, where recycled bars of hotel soap are reformulated and distributed around the world to countries with limited access to basic health care.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Don’t get out of the game, keep playing
  2. Run to your strengths; don’t compete trying to beat someone at THEIR game
  3. Read, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Don’t limit apps to technology; reframe apps as a way to transport your ideas all over the world

 

Top Quotes:

  • Find inspiration in your own story
  • Giving back is more than just giving money
  • Truth is at the intersection of success and failure

Resource Links:

Road Map to Success by Derreck Kayongo

 

Key Timestamps:

  • 02:07 Vision from a Bar of Soap
  • 03:53 It takes steadfastness to do big things
  • 05:38 Accessing every tool in your toolkit
  • 06:57 Confirmation through failure
  • 09:29 Failing Big
  • 10:20 Platitudes Won’t Do
  • 12:18 Finding Inspiration in Yourself
  • 14:19 Deal with your issues
  • 14:50 Don’t overlook who you’re becoming
  • 16:04 Document Your Journey
  • 17:45 Don’t get out of the game
  • 21:00 Fight the Goliath’s in Your Life Using YOUR strengths

 

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