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
  Be sure to add your comments and feedback  via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 009: Rachel Rodgers – How to Avoid Being Cookie Cutter

By Dr. Shante Bishop | June 16, 2015

Epiosde 009 Rachel

Sometimes, it’s not what you do, but how you do it. After three years, and thousands of dollars invested in law school, startup attorney, Rachel Rodgers didn’t see any career options that appealed to her. While her colleagues were lining up lucrative job offers, she declined, took a year off and mapped out what it would look like to practice law on her terms. Five years later, she shares how she achieved multiple six-figure success, with a powerhouse legal team that serves client all across the globe.

 

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 Rachel Rodgers, ESQ., lead attorney for the Rodgers Collective. Her best-selling, DIY Legal Kit, “Small Business Bodyguard” has quickly made her a favorite among entrepreneurs

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Don’t get rushed into making a poor decision
  2. Divorce yourself from traditional notions of what a business is supposed to look like
  3. Read, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
  4. Use, “HipScout” to manage your customer service needs

Top Quotes:

  • [Regarding Spousal Support] “I married you AND Direct Deposit.”
  • “There are a lot of people working hard to be cookie cutter.”
  • “I’d rather be broke and happy than rich and miserable.”

Resource Links:

4 Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss

 

Key Timestamps:

  • 02:08 Questioning what you really want
  • 03:57 Moments of Indecision
  • 05:05 Taking the Leap
  • 08:45 Recognized for Bucking the Status Quo
  • 10:00 Choosing to be the sole bread winner
  • 12:28 Motivated by Purpose
  • 15:25 Ignoring traditional roles
  • 16:40 Don’t Miss your window of opportunity
  • 18:17 Struggles at Every Level
  • 22:20 High Level of Customer Service = Higher Premiums
  • 23:55 Divorce yourself from traditional business notions
  • 25:00 Small Business Bodyguard

 

Be sure to add your comments and feedback below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 008: Pernille Lopez – The Risk of Doing Nothing

By Dr. Shante Bishop | June 9, 2015

Pernille Lopez

When we think about taking a great leap forward, many of us get scared and chicken out. We believe the real risk is moving forward. But what if the bigger risk is staying put? In this episode, Former President and CEO of IKEA Pernille Spiers Lopez, shares her lessons learned about leaving her comfort zone and the gift of failure.

 After listening, I invite you to Tweet your feedback on Twitter @DrShanteSays and 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 former President and CEO of IKEA, Pernille Spiers Lopez, to discuss life after IKEA, the launch of her new book, and helping others design a life that they love.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Evaluate your vision: Do You Still Want This?
  2. Assemble a personal board of directors to support you
  3. Read, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
  4. Read, “The Art of Possibility” by Rosamund Stone Zander

Top Quotes:

  • “It is during those tough moments that we learn the most about ourselves.”
  • “Anything worth having is going to be hard work.”
  • “There’s a bigger risk of doing nothing.”

Resource Links:

Good Life Designed – Workshops, Community, Resources

Pernille’s Book: Design Your Life

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:00 Life After IKEA
  • 03:00 Building a legacy
  • 04:24 Early struggles as a journalist
  • 05:10 Leaving it all behind
  • 06:15 When Your Degree doesn’t = Dream Job
  • 07:40 Inspiration through Interaction
  • 09:00 Leveraging Your Skills

09:24 Managing fear

  • 10:38 Your Power Moments
  • 11:30 Evaluate the Evidence of Your Success
  • 12:52 The Risk of Doing Nothing
  • 14:45 Good Reads: The Alchemist and The Art of Possibility
  • 18:14 Taking Action with Pernille

Be sure to add your comments and feedback below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 007: Breaking Bad: Habits that Hinder Success

By Dr. Shante Bishop | June 2, 2015

Episode 007 Breaking Bad

Many of us want success; but fewer of us are willing to do what it takes to actually get there. When we allow ourselves to become distracted by time wasting activities or caught up in a mundane, life routine, we lose track of our true mission and grow further away from our goals. In this episode Dr. Shante reveals some of the bad habits that cause us to stagnate and offers strategies for moving forward.

 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 examines three critical elements of a success habitat: circle of influence, fertile soil for growth, and the benefits of changing your scenery.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Stop reaching for your phone first thing in the morning; meditate instead
  2. Set daily intentions; don’t allow life to just happen
  3. Evaluate how your daily activities are contributing to your purpose
  4. Sacrifice social media and pop culture interactions for more purpose-driven activities

Top Quotes:

  • “You have to exercise the discipline to reap the dividends.”
  • “You cant wait for other people to show up in your life; You have to be the one to show up.”
  • “We’re so busy Keeping up with the Kardashians that we’re not cognizant of our own cash flow.”
  • “You have to be willing to Master Your Craft.”
  • “If you want to be great, you have to start great.”

 

Resource Links:

Podcast Movement Conference

(PROMO CODE: PMW15 for discount)

Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:30 Sacrificing for Success
  • 02:34 The Case of the Quick Fix
  • 04:18 Dissing other entrepreneurs damages your brand
  • 05:07 Don’t be overly focused on the payoff
  • 07:24 Evaluate your daily routine
  • 08:47 How does being “busy” improve your bottom line?
  • 10:55 Sacrifice “Hashtags” to build Hallmarks
  • 11:40 Put Your Excuses on Hold
  • 14:30 What Prices Are you Willing to Pay for Your Success?
  • 17:40 Exercise discipline to reap the dividends
  • 21:00 Being alone can be a superpower
  • 22:53 Be willing to Master your Craft

Be sure to add your comments and feedback below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 006: Time to Uproot? Create Your Success Habitat

By Dr. Shante Bishop | May 26, 2015

Episode 006 Success Habitat

Good seeds can’t grow in bad soil. Sometimes our lack of success comes from being in the wrong environment, where we find ourselves being constantly depleted instead of renewed. In this episode I share strategies to uproot and replant yourself in the kind of “soil” that will allow you to blossom.

After watching this episode, I invite you to leave a review on iTunes or share your feedback via Twitter @DrShanteSays

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 examines three critical elements of a success habitat: circle of influence, fertile soil for growth, and the benefits of changing your scenery.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Surround yourself with SERIOUS Entrepreneurs
  2. Gravitate towards people that can pour into you and give you the benefit of their expertise
  3. Understand the distinction between support and approval
  4. Replant BEFORE you start to gain momentum; otherwise you may be tethered to things that limit your mobility

Top Quotes:

  • “Sometimes you have to uproot in order to take root”
  • “There is no room for random people in your life. Everyone should have an INTENTIONAL ROLE.”
  • “You may not be able to change your situation, but you can change IN your situation.”
  • “Your family is NOT your Target Audience.”

Resource Links:

Podcast Movement Conference

(PROMO CODE: PMW15 for discount)

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:55 People who deplete you and people who renew you
  • 03:00 Entrepreneurs are misunderstood
  • 04:00 Who are the people in your circle?
  • 04:40 Podcast Movement Summer Conference
  • 05:18 Iron Sharpens Iron
  • 06:30 Everyone in your life should have an intentional role
  • 08:25 Family is not your target audience
  • 09:44 Cameo: Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico
  • 10:55 Distinguish between support and approval
  • 13:34 Entrepreneurship is not an overnight sensation
  • 14:29 Are You around Toxic People?
  • 15:40 Examine Your Commitment
  • 18:15 Uproot before you get tethered
  • 19:08 Audience Reflections

After watching this episode, I invite you to leave a review on iTunes or share your feedback via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 005: Overcoming Rejection- Shifting the Power of NO

By Dr. Shante Bishop | May 19, 2015

Episode 005 Overcoming Rejection

We fall down, but do we always get up? For many aspiring entrepreneurs and influencers, hearing the word, “NO” shakes our confidence to the core. In this episode I share my insight about shifting the power of NO and overcoming rejection once and for all.

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 believer BIGGER.

Overview:

In this podcast, Dr. Shante challenges the power of NO by deconstructing the emotional impact and redirecting that energy into action steps that move you closer to your dreams/goals.

Episode Action Steps:

  1. Get feedback that will prepare you for a future opportunity
  2. Make sure your pitch is in alignment with the strategic vision of the person you want to back you
  3. Assess whether you have surrounded yourself with the right people to take your vision forward
  4. Seek to attract influencers rather than just a fan club

Top Quotes:

  • “Macy’s is not passing around a box of tissues because you didn’t buy their shoes”
  • “Rejection is redirection.”
  • “If the Shonda Rhimes of your industry knocked on your door, would you be ready for the YES?”
  • “Don’t be so preoccupied with becoming popular that you fail to be relevant!”

Resource Links:

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:35 No is painful
  • 02:47 Bestowing too much power to others to decide our future
  • 05:20 You may not be in the right soil to grow
  • 06:05 NO is not personal
  • 06:53 NO is an opportunity to learn
  • 08:14 Rejection is Redirection
  • 11:58 Rejection can cause paralysis if we let it
  • 12:45 Who Decides Your Ending?
  • 14:40 Its OK to go off script
  • 15:34 When Pride becomes a barrier
  • 16:00 Are You Ready for the YES
  • 18:00 You can’t build Ritz Carlton Quality with Motel 6 Branding

Be sure to add your comments and feedback below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

Episode 004: Powering Forward – Elton Brand

By Dr. Shante Bishop | May 13, 2015

Elton Brand

You might know him as the Power Forward for the Atlanta Hawks or one of Duke’s most memorable alums, but off the court, Elton Brand is a serial entrepreneur, who joined me during a recent visit to Chicago to share his keys to winning in the business game.

About Elton

Elton Brand is an alum of Duke University and the #1 Draft Pick of the 1999 NBA Draft class. He has garnered an impressive 16 year career in the NBA and currently plays as a power forward for the Atlanta Hawks.

He is also the CEO of Milk Media Studios and owns several tech startups.

Overview:

In this podcast, Elton dispels some common entrepreneurial myths regarding what it really takes to get your vision off the ground and offers some wise words for entrepreneurs struggling with self-doubt.

Elton’s Action Steps:

  1. Do your research before partnering with others
  2. Use the momentum of one success to build another
  3. Bootstrap if you can; Big Investors = Big Expectations
  4. Start Small; Show the Potential of Your Vision

Top Quotes:

  • “There’s a lot of sharks out there; it’s their job to take your money.”
  • “I was still learning the business, but I believed in myself; believed in my brand.”
  • “Trust the system; Set a goal, execute, but be prepared to walk away”
  • “I’ve gotten a lot of good pitches on LinkedIn. It’s a place for serious entrepreneurs”

Resource Links:

  • Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/)
  • From Good to Great by Jim Collins (http://ow.ly/MSwwQ)
  • The Long Tail by Chris Anderson(http://ow.ly/MSwCb

Key Timestamps:

  • 01:13 A Leap of Faith into the World of Film
  • 01:48 Before Christian Bael was Batman
  • 02:45 You Don’t Have to be an Expert to Start
  • 03:30 A Gamble Pays Off
  • 04:45 Building Momentum
  • 05:20 Becoming a Parallel-preneur
  • 06:00 Having impact with limited resources
  • 07:05 Polishing your Pitch
  • 8:00 Assessing Risks & Moving Past Adversity
  • 9:30 Bootstrapping your startup
  • 10:15 Finding the right people for your team
  • 10:50 What Sharks Really Do
  • 11:55 Trusting the System
  • 13:37 Good Reads for Entrepreneurs

Be sure to add your comments below or via Twitter @DrShanteSays

The Fear Series Part 3: Is Fear Making You Fat?

By Dr. Shante Bishop | May 6, 2015

In the finale of the Fear Series, Dr. Shante enlists health expert Dr. Ryan Powell to to explain how fear is affecting our waistlines and overall health.

SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 003: Is Fear Making You Fat?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

How Fear Manifests Physically in Your Body: (1:18)

  • Entrepreneurship is perceived as risky and can generate the same physical reactions (Anxiety, stress, etc.) as sky-diving or bungee jumping. (1:20)
  • Money is a stressor. Walking away from guaranteed, direct deposit, security for something that is not guaranteed can form into a fear. (2:00)

About the Chemical Reactions of Fear/ Stress Hormones (2:50)

  • Adrenaline: Heart races, energy surge, jittery feeling … “Am I Really Going To Do This?” (2:58)
  • Cortisol: Increased sugar to the bloodstream. The feeling of being trapped. “I Can’t Make A Decision.” (3:41)
  • Shortness of Breath (4:10)

How Fear (Stress) Impacts Your Body – with Special Guest, Dr. Ryan Powell (4:18)        

  • Your body doesn’t know the difference between a Bear and a Bill. (4:43)
    • In stressful situations, hormones and chemicals are fired to give you the energy to either fight or flight [a bear]. (5:00)
  • If you are in on-going constant state of stress [from bills]then: (5:16)
    • Your heart is always beating fast
    • Your blood sugar is always high, which can lead to:
      • Diabetes
      • Heart problems
      • Weakened immune system.
      • Weight gain
      • Other related illnesses.
    • Mood changes due imbalanced hormones
  • Examples of “Bears” scaring you away from the path to Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Costs, Lack of Time, Lack of Knowledge. (6:04)
    • If instead of taking action, you constantly worry over your fears, your body thinks you’re in a constant state of danger. (6:38)
    • Your body does not have the opportunity to restore to its normal hormone levels and balance. (7:05)
    • Shante uses Super Mario’s Star Power as an example. The adrenaline rush is only supposed to be momentary. (7:20)

About Simple and Healthy Solutions to Fear:

  • Remember to Take A Deep Breath (8:40)
    • Create a plan that gives you that same peace. (10:23)
    • Sleep! (11:03) Fear can be causing you to lose sleep. You need to reboot, so you can perform at optimal level. (11:23)

About Cognitive Dissonance (12:05)

  • When there are conflicting attitudes/beliefs in the mind at once. (12:43)
  • Living Out Your Dreams vs. Getting Up, Going to Work, and Working on Someone Else Dream (12:50)
    • Reinvest Your Skills into Your Own Dreams (13:55)

Coping with Cognitive Dissonance: We Eat! (14:07)

  • Food is predictable, comfortable, and familiar. Many of us are overweight because we are eating our fears. (15:48)
  • We make excuse for our eating: “I deserve this”. (15:21)

About The Healthiest Way to Cope and Manage Fear (15:53)

  • Confront your Fears with Authentic action (16:03)
    • Authentic action leads the facilitation of your dream (16:12)
    • The Vending Machine – it’s right there in front of you. Just take action—don’t leave your dreams in the vending machine for someone else to snatch! (16:22)

Top 3 Podcast Takeaways

  1. “When you live below your potential, you are in a constant tug-of-war between who you are and who you want to be.” (12:05)
  2. “Take responsibility for the actions you are NOT taking.” (15:53)
  3. You are feeding your Fears! No pop, no pizza, no donut, can ever compare to the satisfaction of actually getting out there in pursing full throttle what it is that you were born to do!” (14:07)

Bonus: ”Take action, make the connections, do what it is necessary! It can save your life” (16:22)

 

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The Fear Series Part 3: Is Fear Making You Fat?

By Dr. Shante Bishop | May 5, 2015

In the finale of the Fear Series, Dr. Shante enlists health expert Dr. Ryan Powell to to explain how fear is affecting our waistlines and overall health.

The Fear Series Part 2: Social Impact

By Dr. Shante Bishop | April 22, 2015

Dr. Ryan Powell

 

EPISODE 002: Social Impact

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

How Debilitating Fear Can Make Your Dreams Inaccessible (1:34)

About the Impostor Syndrome: “I feel like a fraud” (2:46)

When you are consistently presented with praise you still have feelings of inadequacy you may be experiencing:

  • Chronic Self Doubt: “But, Who Am I?” (3:25)

When you repeatedly question yourself or your ideas and skills, you are conditioning yourself NOT to do well. You have what it takes!

  • Social Comparison: “Mines Will Never Look Like That…” (4:40)
  • Lack of Conviction = “Who’s Going to Take Me Seriously?” (6:28)

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome: Examine the Evidence (10:34)

About Fear of Judgement: “What Are People Going to Say?” (11:42)

  • Are you granting others permission to have power over your story? (12:15)
  • The “Devil We Know” (12:58)

About Fear of Failure (Fear Is Not Such a Bad Thing!) (18:12)

  • Failure is the opportunity to learn, grow, and strengthen our resolve. (18:23)

Example: Touching the Hot Stove. (18:37)

  • Read John C Maxwell’s Failing Forward: “Failing is NOT Final” (unless we say it is!) (19:19)
  • Fear is often a mask for fear of taking accountability if things don’t go as planned (19:45)
  • Famous Failures: (23:18)
  • PERSIST!

Top 5 Podcast Takeaways

  1. “Everyone you think is phenomenal started out the same way you did.” (7:07)
  2. “Good is the enemy of great because good breeds complacency; ‘good’ breeds paralysis.” (8:20)
  3. “The reason why you are here [reading this] is because I WILLED IT TO BE SO! Period.”
  4. “No one can make me feel inferior without my permission.”- Eleanor Roosevelt (13:30)
  5. “When you fail you have to own it…You are the only one responsible for the outcome of your life.” (21:14)

BONUS: It’s your time when you say it’s your time!” (24:06)