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Ep. 05 – Time Blocking your way to Success

Welcome to episode 5 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.  Today we are talking all about Time Blocking and how to stay productive even when you are taking some time off.... like when the beautiful summer weather hits! One of the biggest challenges...

Ep. 04 – Work-Life Harmony

Welcome to episode 4 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.  I’m Michelle Risi, and today we are going to be talking about something that affects us all.  Whether you are a parent, single, married, entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur…. You name it - we are...

Ep. 03 – Finding your Passion and Purpose

Welcome to episode 3 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.   Our topic today is finding your purpose and passion and it is such an extremely important topic to discuss because it plays into everything we do in our lives, and especially when we are thinking about or...

Ep. 02 – Five Steps to Designing the Business of your Dreams

Welcome back to The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast. This is episode #2 and I am so excited you’ve decided to tune in.  This episode is all about the 5 steps that are involved in creating a business - your business!  Whether you’re at the stage of launching...

Ep.01- Introduction to The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast

Hey There! I’m Michelle Risi and this is episode #1 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.   If you are an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur or just interested in ways that you too can create a business and life you love - than this podcast is for you! The Lifestyle...

Want Better Sleep? Put Away Your Cell Phone.

It may come as a surprise to you, but sleeping is actually a productive activity.  (Oxymoron, I know) As the brain gathers data throughout the day, learns new skills and forms daily events into memories, it requires time to sort and organize. This occurs while we...

Work-Life Harmony

When I think of  the word balance, the image of a classic scale immediately comes to mind.  Where one side tilts, then the other, until finally it lands somewhere in the middle.  Balance.  In order for the classic scale to reach balance, there must be equal portions...

Success Tips for Communicating Effectively

What kind of communicator are you? Have you ever been around someone whose energy was contagious? You know those people? The ones who, when they talk, people just seem to listen and hold on to every word they are saying? Well - here’s a little secret. These people,...

Ways To Find Your Passion

How To Find Your Passion in Entrepreneurship For anyone dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, finding your passion is one the first early steps you can take to hone in on the business of your dreams.  When you have passion for what you are doing, you will find it...

5 Ways To Build Your Self-Confidence for Business Success

5 Easy Ways You Can Build Your Self-Confidence for Business Success To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to have the self-confidence to persevere through any challenges you will be faced with.  There will be many times when you will have to step out of your...

3 Tips To Help You Improve Your Ability To Focus

Whether we are reading a book, driving, speaking or creating, focus makes it possible for us to accomplish tasks.  Focus is our ability to concentrate on a thought or task and this ability varies from person to person and from task to task.  When we love something and...

How To Have a Better Outlook On Life

Do you ever have those days where you ask yourself "why me?" Most of us can attest to being in that headspace.  Where clients cancel your services, deals fall apart, and the odds seem to be stacked against you.  I want to challenge you to start...

Forming A Habit: 3 Stages To Success

How many times have you tried to form a new habit and failed? Whether it be getting up earlier, prospecting more, quitting smoking, exercising more or eating healthier – it would almost seem that we are destined to fail…or are we? Research states that it can take...

Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude. You’ve seen it posted on social media about a thousand times. Heard it from the mouths of spiritual gurus alike. Heck, you might have even spoken it yourself. Statements such as: “I should be grateful for my job. Some people don’t have one.” “I should be...

3 Tips For Tackling a Dreaded Task

What inspires you? Inspiration. Such a simple word yet not always so easy to find. Lifestyle entrepreneurs like realtors and mortgage brokers, struggle with staying motivated 24-7, which is why it's important to find ways to remain inspired; to tap into your "Why", so...

The Reasons Vision Boards Work and How to Make one

It usually happens, that when I announce I’m hosting a vision board workshop, I get a mix of responses.  Anywhere from “Yes!!! I can’t wait!” to “Do those things really work?”. The answer is YES. What is a Vision Board? Simply put – it is a visual representation of...

The Power of Trust: Working with Strategic Alliances

Real estate agents and brokers who started their business practice in the ʼ80 and ʼ90s have witnessed first-hand the way the industry has changed. The once vertical relationship between real estate professional and client, whereby a salesperson’s value was centred on...

Sales Success By Communicating Your Value

It is the question that is asked most often, yet the one that most people find challenging to communicate – ” Why should I choose you?” Helping a consumer to understand what benefits you bring to the table is critical to the success of your business. In the absence of...

Selling the Suburban Lifestyle to Millennial buyers

City living comes with a price. How to show millennial that suburban living might be the right choice! There are many reasons why people choose a home but “community” seems to rank up there with millennial. Yes, the price and features of the home are important, but...

Tricks To Help You Drink More Water

Tired of tasteless and boring water? Try infusing it with flavours and colours that will not only make it look and taste good, but will add healing value. Every food and herb has a benefit to the body.  What better way to consume some of that than to infuse your...

Driving your way to success

You wake up one morning and receive a call that you’ve won $500,000! All you need to do is drive 8 hours to claim your prize. You jump in your car, enter the address into your GPS and off you go. An hour into your drive, your stomach begins to growl. You notice a...

Healthy Food On The Run

Every entrepreneur knows how easy it is to grab a granola/snack bar and go!  There was a time when I used to live on quick packaged foods like these.  It was my breakfast when I was in a rush, and my emergency snack when I missed a meal.  And while there are many...

Why feeling stuck is not always a bad thing.

“AH AH AH CHOO! Oh no! I think I’m stuck. But all I did was sneeze?!” There I was, 18 years old, hunched forward in pain, and literally stuck. I had no idea what happened.  I tried to ignore it, hoping it was just a passing hiccup, but trying to ignore pain works as...

Children do as they see, not as you say

I don't know about you, but when I know something works for me, I want the whole world to have it.  I do this with my family as well.  A while back, I reintroduced meditation into my daily routine.  I was trying to find a way to calm my mind and focus my thoughts, and...

Mindfulness

We often spend our time in the past or future, worrying about what might happen or what has happened. Being mindful in the present moment is where all the power is. What is happening right now?Then why are you worrying about the other thing?

Thoughts become things

Every thought we create becomes something. Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people. We are not victims nor are we victorious. We are thought makers. True empowerment comes when we realize that we co-create how our life unfolds. Thoughts...

PKD – 3 letters that changed my life

PKD. Who knew these 3 letters would hold so much significance in my life. What is PKD? PKD or Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. Over time, kidney function decreases resulting in kidney...

Is it an end, or a beginning? It’s all about perspective

We speak about endings with such finality, that sometimes it blurs our vision of seeing the gift of new beginnings.   Every experience we live is a mere chapter from the story of our life.  As one chapter ends, a new one begins.  That is life. I know this much for...

We stumble, we fall, we fly.

Life is never a straight line. There are lessons to be learned and insights to be gained. We stumble. We fall. It’s life. What matters is what you do when you’re down. Trust that when you fall, there is something meant for you to see. And once you see it, grab hold...

Write your own story

Writing has brought me new insights not only in the realm of the literary world, but in my world as well. I have become acutely aware of how I live my life- how I write my story. Every comma, every period, and every exclamation point makes a statement about what will...

The Secret To Overcoming Whatever Is In Your Way

It has been said that in order for us to achieve success, we must find that which stops us and give it a swift kick in the…. Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly how it goes – but you get the idea.  We all grow up with dreams, goals and aspirations and by all accounts we...