Dec 29, 2020
2020 has been a wild ride and because of its ups, downs, and enormous degree of uncertainty, as a result Melissa Llarena decided to put out a request for your questions when it comes to the pursuit of your goals, fulfillment of your dreams, and your eventual quest to build your legacy. Why? You matter. Your legacy matters. As far as Melissa’s purpose and ultimate ambition, she is here to see to it that you do not miss this incredible opportunity that we all have here right now to fulfill our purpose and leave a deeply meaningful legacy. So what’s Melissa’s intention behind this solo episode?
Melissa wants you to know that you are not alone in wondering the same things. She wants you to see that other people are also thinking the same thoughts. Most importantly, she wants to be of service to you and to share with you what I’ve learned through years of coaching professionals (some of whom are also workaholics) as well as having interviewed guests who have gotten to a place where they have felt a healthy obsession around their work + lives! You may have been wondering so who is Melissa Llarena the host behind this podcast?
Melissa Llarena helps workaholics achieve their goals, fulfill their dreams, and build the legacy roadmap they need to not let what they want to go unfulfilled in this lifetime. It’s not acceptable that you can have a 40-year long career or pour your heart into an employer’s dreams to have never even made a dent on achieving your own! Don’t let your life pass you by! She brings insights from having worked in 16-business units in NY, Paris, London, and Sydney. Additionally, in her former corporate career, she worked on billion-dollar brands for P&G, JPMorgan Chase, and on IBM for Ogilvy & Mather.
She's been featured in Forbes, Financial Times, WSJ, The Huffington Post, Fox Business, and others. She studied Psychology at NYU and earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Most proud relaunch in 2020? She relaunched and is the host of An Interview With Melissa Llarena a podcast featuring weekly interviews with creative down-to-Earth experts (including Gary Vaynerchuk, an Olympian, a feminist U.S. Senator, and others) who are obsessed about what they do, openly reveal their tough career decisions, and whose stories will ignite a fire in your belly to help you build YOUR own out-of-the-box career. Subscribe on iTunes! Your life may never be the same again!
Listener Questions Discussed:
“2020 was the year to pivot. Everyone is expecting you to pivot so take advantage!” - Melissa Llarena
“Don’t let dreaming become only an exercise in mental gymnastics. It's so important to take action and explore by actually taking part in the worlds that excite you.” - Melissa Llarena
“Your dream does not need to be your source of income. What about the intrinsic value of pursuing your dream and the person you’ll become during that process?” -Melissa Llarena
“Finding your purpose requires that you are in the present moment. You may need to feel stillness to uncover the most telling “purpose-driven clues.” - Melissa Llarena
“You need to really just be honest with yourself before you start building your brand online and figure out what you want to stand for.” - Melissa Llarena
Links to quench your curiosity include all prior An Interview With Melissa Llarena podcast episodes with the following guests:
Jacques Slade - From Teaching in Grade School to Visiting Michael Jordan’s House, Sneakerhead Jacques Slade of “Today in Sneaks,” Episode 1
Luis-Miguel Caraballo “Louie Blaka”- From Teaching Art to Being Featured In Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crushing It!, Hear How He Is Accelerating His Goal Of Making Art History, Episode 13
Breeja Larson - Olympic Gold Medalist Talks About The Olympian Mindset, Bravery, and Thought Replacement Coaching, Episode 30
Katherine Young - How To Find Inspiration For Creating Viral Content, Creator of the Girls’ Life Magazine Cover Meme, Episode 52
Natasha Sutton - Founder of Bundles of Luxe and Breast Cancer Survivor Talks About Her Cancer Journey, Shifting Perspective, and Living with Gratitude, Episode 40
Sree Sreenivasan - Hear How the Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation at Stony Brook University and Former Chief Digital Officer Of NYC As Well As The Met Uses The Power Of Social Media and Brings It Within Your Reach, Episode 11
Robbie Samuels - TEDx Speaker and Business Strategy Coach Talks About How to Nurture Your Network and How to Build Relationships, Episode 32
Phaidra Knight - World Rugby Hall of Famer, founder of PeaK Unleashed, and Mixed Martial Artist Expresses the Importance of Equality and Feeling Limitless Regardless of Age and Circumstances, Episode 17
Gabriele Corcos - Creator, Host, and Producer of Extra Virgin and NYT Bestselling Author, Talks About Continuing to Dream, Technology and Agriculture, and Why It’s Never Too Late to Change Course , Episode 47
Hans Reichstetter - Find Out How Your Favorite 80s Ski Gloves Freezy Freakies Were Revived, A Bear Costume Became A Fetish, And How He Derisked Both Ideas, Episode 12
Did you enjoy the conversation? Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall? Now you can by following me on Instagram! There I jump on an IGTV Live every Wednesday! You’ll catch me reporting LIVE on-location (so far in a gas station on a highway, a modern art museum, and my local fruit smoothie shop) always depending on my guest’s career thrills! During those LIVES, I share behind-the-scenes podcast stories, offer you a glimpse into my guest’s expertise, and always release more specifics around HOW you too can pursue your own billion-dollar career! Who knows where my next episode will take me? Come along! I want YOU to join me on my next adventure.
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