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Why you should stop going “over and above” for clients

Why you should stop going “over and above” for clients

If the goal of business is to identify what the client needs — and deliver it — why, then, do we think this is going “over and above”? Going over and above means to go beyond a normal amount. But what is normal? And whose measuring stick are we using?Is it going over...

Ep. 025 – The Productivity Trap & the 4D solution

 Don't be more productive!  It's a trap!Welcome to episode 25 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.  Today we're talking all about productivity and the hidden trap that you need to avoid!Truth be told, it was the book "Clockwork" by Mike Michalowicz that...

Ep. 023 – You asked – I answered!

 You asked - I answered!Welcome to episode 23! Not only is it the last episode of Season 1 but it is the episode where I answer the top 3 questions I've received from all of you!I will give you a hint. The questions are around doing it all and having it...

Ep. 022 – Do What You Love with Laura Franklin

Following your passions will lead you places you never dreamed of. Welcome to episode 22 "Do what you love" with Laura Franklin! Laura is the Founder of Fresh & Frank Wellness (a brand representing her work as a Functional Medicine Health Coach and...

Ep. 021 – Wealthy vs WELLthy with Sachin Patel

"The level of your health determines the level of success in your life and business." Welcome to episode 21 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast! Today's guest is a Sachin Patel - a father, husband, international speaker, author, entrepreneur, Functional...

Ep. 019- The Power of Vision Boards

Are you ready to harness the power of vision boards to achieve the happiness and success you are dreaming of? Whether you believe in Law of Attraction, the Power of Focus or believe in the Power of our Brain - vision boards work! In this episode I walk you...

Ep. 017- The Good Mom Myth with Alyson Schafer

If you listen to one thing today, let it be this!  Join my conversation with best selling author and parenting expert, Alyson Schafer and learn all about the “good mom myth” and how the pursuit for perfection in your family, your relationships and your...

Ep. 015- Building Effective Teams with Victoria Theriault

Are you thinking of starting a team? Currently managing people and experiencing challenges?  Welcome to Episode 15 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast!  Today’s guest is Victoria Theriault, Founder of DISCover What Works.  As a certified DISC, Tique and...

Ep. 013- Money Matters with Kevin Cochrane

Welcome to episode 13 of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast! Today's special guest is Kevin Cochrane, Co-Founder of Enriched Academy. A Dragon's Den success story - Kevin shares his expertise and experience with money management. Financial literacy is...

Ep. 010 – Interview with Realtor Desiree Tomanelli

Welcome to episode 10 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast! Today's guest is Desiree Tomanelli, a Realtor in the Toronto area who openly shares her experience with going from a career in teaching, to finding her niche in real estate. Desiree describes...

7 Lessons Most People Learn When It’s Too Late

7 Lessons Most People Learn When It’s Too Late

I was recently asked what advice I would give to someone just starting up their business, and a million things came to my mind.  I hesitated to share it because it's nothing anyone else hasn't already said. There is no shortage of information and advice on how to...

Ep. 009 – Seven Lessons most people learn when it’s too late

Welcome to episode 9 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast! Today I'm going to share 7 business lessons that most people learn when it's too late! We all have unique experiences and beliefs that shape our definition of success.  Maybe you were told to...

Ep. 008 – How to attract more clients with niche marketing

One Size doesn't fit all! At least not when it comes to marketing! Your business needs customers, and your ability to attract them is key! But, how do you get the attention of your target clients, cut through the noise and get them to raise their hand and...

Ep. 007 – Yes You Can! Interview with Vivian Risi

Welcome to episode 7 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast and today you are in for a treat! Today's guest is Vivian Risi, President of one of the largest independently owned Real Estate Firms in Canada, and author of "Yes You Can - it all starts with...

Ep. 006 – Four Tips to Re-Ignite Your Motivation

Welcome to episode 6 of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast.  I'm back from a wonderful trip with my daughter, and to be honest, I'm finding it hard to get my head back in the game again! Have you ever been there? Where you've taken time away from your...

Finding Your Passion and Purpose

Finding Your Passion and Purpose

“What is my purpose?  What am I meant to be doing with my life?  “It is one of the biggest questions we ask ourselves and one of the hardest to answer.  Why?Because when we hear the word purpose, we equate that to mean "why was I put on this earth".  And...

4 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

4 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

Embarking on a new business venture is one of the most energizing and exciting feelings in the world. You get fired up at the notion of being your own boss and can’t stop sharing your vision with everyone you meet. Unfortunately, for even the most seasoned...

Ep. 005 – 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. 004 – 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. 003 – 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. 002 – 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...

Ep.001- 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.

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...

Success Tips for Communicating Effectively

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

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...