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EP #016 – How to Choose Faith Over Fear With Bibhupriya Achraya (Bibs)

EP #016 – How to Choose Faith Over Fear With Bibhupriya Achraya (Bibs)

Our guest on the show today is Bibhupriya Achraya. His friends affectionately call him Bibs, for short. Bibs was born and raised in India, and over the last 15 years he has had a very successful career as a naval engineer. He moved to the United States recently to pursue a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Today, Bibs is an entrepreneur and independent business owner. He is passionate about helping others find their “WHY”, loves speaking to encourage and educate, and he wakes up happy and excited about the realization of all his dreams, every single day.

Show Notes

Quotes

  • A job is never secure when somebody else is taking risks for you.
  • Purify yourself by seeing the good in others always.
  • There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.
  • Study for knowledge, not for a job.
  • Nothing kills dreams like compromise.
  • Be like a sponge.
  • Follow your heart, follow your passions.
  • You must be able to eat your lunch when you are hungry, not when someone else feels it is the right time.
  • Get any job out of school, it does not matter. But also start a business on the side. Take risks when you are young enough to afford them.
  • Nothing happens, nothing exists without excitement.
  • Failure is the foundation of success.
  • Being excited keeps you going.
  • We all get 24 hours a day. It is up to you to maximize those hours.
  • Financial freedom is achieved when you control your time and money.
  • When your source of income is not dependent on you, you are financial free.
  • Fear and faith have the same definition.
  • Read all books that involve and help you with exploring yourself
  • Dream, and dream big.
  • Anything that you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

Books

Companies

How to Contact Bibs

EP #015 – Be Willing to Take Risks With Li Lin

EP #015 – Be Willing to Take Risks With Li Lin

Li was born in China and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from UC Berkeley in California, she took a backpacking trip in Asia for a month.

Upon return, after getting fired from more than two jobs within a year, she was inspired to start her own business. Today, Li’s personal passion and profession is working with immigrants in the United States to help them land their dream H1B jobs.

Erratum: The guest introduction during the podcast says: “trip in Asia for a year.” That’s inaccurate, the host got it wrong. The guest introduction during the podcast says: “fired from two jobs within a year.” Li was actually fired from more than two jobs.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Be willing to do whatever it takes
  • Dating and business relationships are very similar
  • Go to a Community College to figure out what you want after high school
  • I got good grades because of fear
  • Be adaptable
  • You can perform poorly at an interview and still get the job
  • Shameless + Relentless = Success
  • The pain of not being employed is a great motivator
  • Immigrants don’t come to America to learn English
  • Your work must be integrated to your higher calling
  • You will never feel ready, just start doing
  • Do everything you want to do, regardless of the fear
  • Dance with your fear
  • Any good coaching program is worth it, regardless of the price tag
  • You are never defined by the labels you inherit
  • If you want the life that you want, you have to take the necessary actions to get it

People

Books

Li Lin Contact Information

 

Suit up and show up with Karen Holmes

EP #013 – Suit Up and Show Up With Karen Holmes

Our guest on the show today is Karen Holmes. Karen is a mother of two children, and raising them is her first priority beside keeping herself in good health, and growing her consulting business. She has over 20 years of experience in training, organizational development and coaching.

Today, Karen lives a worry free life. She is an entrepreneur, trainer and workshop facilitator. Karen lives a happy and productive life.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Embrace uncertainty
  • Never complain
  • Develop buoyancy
  • Wherever you live, you can find or create your little happy spot
  • Develop an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Look around, recognize opportunity and take action
  • Your patience will get tested
  • Keep looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel
  • Learn how to see things from different perspectives
  • Have more faith in yourself
  • Have confidence in your ability to learn
  • Without your health, you have nothing
  • Suit up and show up
  • Worry is a joy killer
  • A good living is more than just making good money

Books

Karen Holmes Contact Information

EP #010 – Failure is Necessary With Karika Austin

EP #010 – Failure is Necessary With Karika Austin

Karika Austin was born and raised in California. After a long time working in corporate America, she owned and managed a few businesses that she had started, providing business and branding consultancy services to small businesses.

Today, Karika lives life full-time and travels the world teaching people about the importance of having a “work/life” balance. She is a Travel-preneur, showing people how to travel the world and teaching others how to achieve success in the process.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Do what you feel you are good at
  • It is important to know what you love to do
  • You don’t necessarily have to have a degree to achieve the level of success you want
  • You do not necessarily need to go to school to get an education
  • Don’t do what the system expects you to do
  • It does not matter what situation you are faced with, there is always a lesson to be learned
  • Don’t complain about your life, take the necessary steps to change it
  • Your network determines your net worth
  • Put yourself in positions where to get to learn about yourself
  • You can have it all, the struggle is finding out how to do it the right way
  • Don’t be affraid of failure
  • Failure is necessary to achieve success
  • Life is short, enjoy the journey, respect the journey, live in the moment
  • Every single day you are given the opportunity to create change for yourself, but also to empower someone else
  • If you become selfless and reach out to help other, you will be rewarded
  • Where you are right now is where you are supposed to be

Books

Karika Austin Contact Information

Donald Baliaba

EP #009 – How to Get Comfortable with Discomfort With Donald Baliaba

Our guest on the show today is Donald Baliaba. He was born in Yaounde, Cameroon, Central Africa. He has lived in France for 8 years and in the U.S. for 10 years.  He is financial analyst by profession, and an avid sportsman.

Donald serves as a volunteer for the Youth Motivation Task Force. In addition to being a committed Toastmaster, he is also a runner who completed two marathons last year. Donald lives a happy and productive life.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Invest in your education
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Be focused
  • Be disciplined
  • Education is a lifelong quest
  • A degree only validates you in other people’s eyes
  • Education goes beyond a degree or diploma
  • Observe and reach out to people who are successful
  • Dabble into what interests you until you discover what you are passionate about
  • Sometimes you have to be learn how to be uncomfortable
  • Learn how to be uncomfortable, you get to learn about your weaknesses
  • Family and friends are important
  • With discipline and focus, anything is possible
  • Don’t let your circumstances today determine what is possible tomorrow
  • Don’t worry, go after your dreams
  • Read and learn about emotional intelligence

Books

 

Michael Brandt

EP #008 – Hard Work Pays Off With Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt is known to friends and business associates as “The Social Man” for his love of social media. He was born in raised in Southern California. Michael was raised by a single mother and today owns and runs “Drive Traffic Media,” a digital marketing agency poised to become one of the leading in Orange County.

Michael loves to socialize and when he is not working on his business, you will find him spending time with family, and his dog.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • It’s good to hangout with older people
  • Hard work pays off
  • Have an incredible work ethic
  • It is OK if you don’t enjoy school, there are options
  • Take time to find out what you excel at, what you are passionate about
  • If your parents are paying for your education, take it
  • Attend or host networking events to put yourself out there
  • Be the kind of person people want to be around
  • Don’t be shy
  • Take on new responsibilities
  • Buy and read books to learn about the niche you want to market and sell to

Books

EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

Our guest on the show today is Frank Koomson. Frank is a husband to his wife and a father to his baby girl. He grew up in Ghana (West Africa,) and moved to California for graduate studies, which he completed by earning an MBA.

Frank currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a growing Community Health Center in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, he pursues motivational speaking and has inspired several youth groups and organizations to pursue successful endeavors. Frank embraces the challenge of balancing all the moving parts in his life, and lives happy and productive every day.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Identify opportunities and prepare for them
  • Always seek knowledge and information
  • Get mentors and speak to counselors
  • Seek professional advice
  • The more you interact with others, the more you find out about yourself
  • If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers
  • If you ask the wrong questions, you will make the wrong decisions
  • Prequalify yourself for opportunities and promotions through your hard work
  • Always perform your duties to the best of your abilities
  • The more you know, the more value you place on yourself
  • Always go the extra mile
  • Give your best to every aspect of your work
  • Work at work
  • Plan your day around your commitments to achieve balance
  • Don’t be afraid to leave the good to pursue the great
  • Everything starts with your mind
  • Be more determined, be more focused

Books

Episode #005 – Strive to Be of Value to Others With Victor Edilberto

Episode #005 – Strive to Be of Value to Others With Victor Edilberto

Our guest on the show today is Victor Edilberto. Victor was born in the Philippines, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from a California University.

After working at a few entry level jobs he landed a good technology role at a Fortune 500 company. The closure of his branch office prompted him to venture into turning his passion for photography into a full fledge business. Today Victor is a wedding and portrait photographer, and lives a happy and productive life.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Be consistent
  • Get to know yourself better
  • The more you interact with others, the more you get to know about yourself
  • Having a good support system for yourself is important
  • Take necessary steps to improve your interpersonal skills
  • Create a remarkable experience for your clients
  • People are usually in one or more of three groups: academic, artistic, athletic
  • Strive not to be a success, but to be of value. – Albert Einstein

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Episode #001 Cover

Episode #001 – Be More Decisive With Jeff Chen

Our guest on the show today is Jeff Chen. Jeff is the founder of SiteVance, an online marketing consultancy firm that helps businesses drive high quality leads via Google and Facebook. Jeff also serves as a volunteer web consultant for the Thai Community Development Center, a non-profit that provides business, family, and educational services in East Hollywood.

During the weekends, you find Jeff, who is an avid foodie, stuffing his face with whatever new food he hasn’t tried in Southern California. Jeff is also a fan of travelling. He recently returned from a 2-month solo backpacking trip through parts of Europe, Turkey, and Morocco.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, that’s where life begins.
  • Be more decisive.

Books


About the Lifestyle Design Podcast

You can design and live your life on your terms. This podcast was created to help young (and young at heart) adults with creating and living a life they are excited about.

Through guest interviews, ideas, techniques and tools for lifestyle design, goal setting, daily productivity and true happiness will be revealed. Guests on the show are people like you. They earn a decent livelihood and strive every day to live happy and fulfilled as they keep moving towards their goals and dreams.

Subscribe and get a new episode every Thursday. Hosted by Lionnel Yamentou.