If you told somebody about your childhood, family, and career and personal leaps/setbacks/wins, would they get to know you? We thought so... and that’s just what we did in this #episode so you could get to know us -- “Melanie & Dr. Michele” -- better. Learn a little about what shaped us into who we are today. Maybe you’ll feel empowered by your own experiences and recognize how your early life #challenges help you continue to make major #leaps . Melanie encourages you to ask yourself: “If I don’t do this now - will I always #regret it?” and Dr. Michele inspires us to "Have #gratitude in all things and at all times... especially during the challenging ones." #Join us for this 34-minute close-up and #intimate conversation by Googling our “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” (or link in bio). We’re sure you’ll #discover something new about us -- and about yourself. . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele @jenniej @ricstorms @louisecopp 📸 Thanks @mollymarler
It’s hard to believe it was 18 years ago, 9-11-01, that we watched the second airplane crash into the second Twin Tower, crushing any hope that the first was an accident. It brought a horrific reality that a few people could terrorize an entire nation. Thankfully, we have made changes that protect our people, but the sacrifices of those in the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and UA Flight 93 in Pennsylvania will never be forgotten. Honor them by remembering.
We know that an apple a day keeps the #doctor away, but our guest, Dr. Beth Ricanati, takes that adage a step -- or #leap ! -- further. She says, “When we take care of ourselves, then we are better caregivers,” especially knowing “that 75% of chronic #disease is #lifestyle driven.” Dr. Beth is an #enterprising mother, #physician , #community #volunteer , and award-winning author of, “Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs.” With a busy medical practice and three small #children , she realized that something needed to #change . Listen to how Dr. Beth followed her own #advice as a specialist in #women ’s #health and #wellness . Through the art of slowing down to make #Challah each week, she learned what she needed for herself, her #family , and her true #purpose . Dr. Beth’s story resonates with those experiencing #professional #burnout and personal #stress , and is an example of how to #pivot -- with or without #support -- to a #lifestyle that is #healthy , meaningful, and fulfilling. To hear “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” full interview, Google the podcast or follow link in bio. . . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms @bethricanatimd
“If you can hold the mirror up to yourself and be as #honest as possible when you're thinking about #career and other #leaps in life, you'll end up making the right choice,” says Kim Withee. And she should know. Kim’s amassed much #wisdom , #skill , and #humor over her lengthy career at Team One, TBWA/Chiat/Day, and now as Senior Vice-President, Group Account Director at Deutsch #advertising agency. Having clients like @McDonald's, @Lexus, @Infinity and @Volkswagen, Kim’s become a widely-respected industry #expert in #growing and #promoting brands, human behavior, and purchasing decisions. #Listen , #learn , and #laugh during “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” 36-minute interview (Google the podcast or link in bio). You’ll get better at knowing your audience, growing your #brand , gaining more #clients , #future proofing yourself, and perfecting your “side hustle.” . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms @deutschinc @kfw
Our #happiness is a choice, although at times it doesn’t feel like it — so we ask ourselves, ‘How can we have more?’ Fast-approaching deadlines and heavy workloads can take us out of #balance . Running a #business – for yourself or for someone else – or #working wherever can be stressful and overwhelming. Yes, these feelings can arise even with a purposeful and meaningful #career . When we’ve had a stressful or overwhelming work day, we have some strategies that help us process it. For example, we like to write down all the #positive things that happened – a productive meeting with a client, a completed project, a new skill developed, whatever. Another thing we like to do is focus on and cultivate what inspires us and apply those experiences in our daily lives. Want to learn how to infuse #happiness in your daily work life? We – @MelanieJBarr and @Doctor.Michele – developed “The She Built It ‘Invest in YOU’ - Master Course” to help you focus on the positive and cultivate what inspires you so that you can grow your business and advance in your career. See what our online program is all about! Browse through our course syllabus by following the link in our bio
Do you ever have an #idea for a #career or life #leap and jokingly say to yourself, ‘I could totally do that’? Well, meet an incredibly inspiring #pioneer who did just that. “You have to be able to put yourself out there and just try,” says Audra Steller on “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” (Google the full 27-minute #episode or link in bio). Audra’s spent her career in male dominated industries — including media #sales at #Fox Latin America, #Telemundo , and launching the #Hispanic radio division for the L.A. #Dodgers Stadium. After a “Mommy Hiatus,” Audra became #Founder and #CEO of Steller Painting & Contracting. It’s been a courageous, emotional, and #rewarding journey. Audra says, “Realize what you have accomplished to this point and -- even though you might be scared and stressed -- decide to do it. #Believe in yourself, use your support system, and fake it till you make it.” Listening to Audra will help you know you too can make it. #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms @acsteller @stellerpainting
On behalf of a grateful community and as Vice-President of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey/Playa Vista, heartfelt thanks to the organizers, businesses, and neighbors for yesterday’s “first annual” (hint, hint) Playa del Rey Sidewalk Celebration. The event was a fantastic success thanks to Sara Kay, Julie Ross, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Matt Tecle, Garrett Smith, Matt Rheault, new NCWP President Paula Gerez, Katherine Schwertfeger, and others. Wonderful people make Playa del Rey “the best kept secret in Los Angeles.”
How do you stay #innovative in your life and career? “You have to keep looking for the #magic ,” says Cynthia Desser — #Founder , #CEO , and Creative Director of the globally-inspired, #sustainable , #chic jewelry and accessory line “Cynthia Desser Accessories.” From the haute couture runways in #Paris to upscale retailers around the globe, Cynthia’s designs are found in top fashion #magazines , #runways , and #celebrity #styling . I love to wear @CynthiaDesser’s jewelry too! . Listen to the full 38-minute episode (yes...it’s a long one... but definitely worth it!) of “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” (link in bio or Google our show). Learn how Cynthia felt a “push” to enter the world of #fashion and jewelry #design , then became a self-taught #entrepreneur . Cynthia’s creative, inspirational journey includes adventures, #international moves, and -- as we like to say -- leaps. Learn what’s possible in your own life and career when you find your #beautiful magic. . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms @cynthiadesser
What if you could #accomplish your wildest career #dreams ? How great would that feel? Begin with realizing what you truly want, finding the confidence to believe in yourself, and then mapping out clear #goals and #objectives to get there. Dreaming up goals, mapping out plans, and then achieving them is one of our favorite things to do -- along with enjoying life and getting much needed downtime. What are your career objectives? Have you developed a #strategy and mapped out a timeline to achieve them? We – @MelanieJBarr and @Doctor.Michele – developed “The She Built It ‘Invest in YOU’ - Master Course” to help you set your objectives and create a clear path to get there. Let’s live our dreams and #best lives. Check out the @SheBuiltIt link in bio. 📸 @mollymarler
I know we talk a lot about successes, but what about mess ups? If you've worked long enough, you've probably made a regrettable career #mistake or two. It happens to the best of us. One of my favorite quotes is from #President James Madison who in 1825 said, “Let the worst be known, that the #best may be made of it.” In today’s “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele,” we're talking about how to avoid making #business mistakes... or at least how to make the most out of our missteps. Listen to the full 20-minute #episode to learn how our #experiences have taught the biggest #lessons and learn the best approaches to #fix them (link in bio or Google our show). . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms #starbucks
Picture a perfectly productive day. Maybe it’d start with getting your #family taken care of (the two- and four-legged kind), your #fitness regimen accomplished, having a cup of coffee with a good #friend , then getting down to #business . Would there be distractions? Perhaps not in an ideal day, but probably in a realistic one. What if you could #master avoiding distractions that keep you from achieving your #goals ? Overcoming distractions can be tough, especially when things come up that are unexpected and out of your control. Emotions can take over and it can be easy to lose #focus . Instead of ignoring these feelings, #breathe deeply. Get a more objective perspective. Take the time to expand your #resources ; put processes in place that create buffers. That way whenever outside distractions pop up, they don’t STOP you from meeting deadlines and accomplishing your goals. That’s how you #achieve your #dreams . Want some help avoiding your distractions, meeting your deadlines, and living your dreams? We – @MelanieJBarr and @Doctor.Michele – developed “The She Built It ‘Invest in YOU’ - Master Course” to share strategies for #success – on your own terms. See what our online program is all about! Go to the @SheBuiltIt bio for the link to our course overview. . 📸@mollymarler
When someone you #care about faces a #challenge , don’t you wish you could do something to #help them? I know I do. On this week’s “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” (Google us or use link in bio to listen to the 26-minute episode), our guest did just that. She used her M.D. background to build an entire company (or two) that helped not only her mother, but women worldwide. “Trust the process. Nothing happens overnight but if you focus on numbers, have tenacity, and a good work ethic, you’ll get there,” says the incredible #business and tech #entrepreneur , Dr. Jacqueline Shaffer. She’s author of the international best seller “Irresistible You,” founder of natural skincare product line, Schique, and is launching her newest tech endeavor - Natural Glam. Join us for a conversation you don’t want to miss with this #innovative business powerhouse who shares “how to” knowledge about building businesses and making life and #relationship leaps. . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @drjacquelineschaffer #jacquelineschaffer @schiqueskincare @naturalglamapp @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms
Mid-week Girls’ Night at the Hollywood Bowl - featuring Chaka Khan and Michael McDonald. Thanks, @msdenita
Whether you’re a #mom , aunt, or sister, we’ve all had to struggle with the notion of balancing career and caring for #children . It makes us question whether, when and how we can have it all. In any case, #education plays a role in our decisions. “Public education is critical for every single person on this planet,” says @allisonholdorff — Allison Holdorff Polhill, Senior Advisor to Los Angeles Unified School Board Vice-President @nickmelvoin — Nick Melvoin. With a nearly $8B annual budget, Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest in the nation. Get to know how Allison went from #feminist first-generation college #student , to #environmental rights litigator, to public school volunteer, to running local school boards, to her position today. There have been unanticipated #career pivots and life choices as #wife , #mother , #attorney , public servant, and #friend . In this 25-minute episode of “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele” (link in bio or Google us), learn how she -- and perhaps you too -- can have it all... albeit in an order or timing that’s different than originally planned. . #SBIPodcast Sponsored by: @nicolas.a.ravon.dds.msd @brightondentalclinique . @melaniejbarr @shebuiltit @doctor.michele #SBIPodcast @jenniej @ricstorms
Vacation exploration is a big part of the fun — and creating lifetime memories. Seeing the Hoover Dam made me wonder about the ingenuity, industriousness, and sacrifice that humankind invested to build it. They built it less for themselves and more for generations to come. What are you (and I) doing today that’ll enrich the lives of others tomorrow?
We asked you about your Vision a couple of weeks ago and how it compared to your reality. Have you created your Personal Vision statement to guide your career path? Take a moment to write it down — what it is that you want to be, do, feel, think, own, associate with, and impact. This will serve as a guide for your life directing your days, weeks, months and years: the choices you make about your career. Think of your Personal Vision statement as your own individual pathway guiding your life’s decisions. Hungry for a challenge? Determined to discover more about your purpose, mission and vision? We – @MelanieJBarr and @Doctor.Michele – developed “The She Built It ‘Invest in YOU’ - Master Course” to share strategies for success – on your own terms. See what our online course is about by going to @SheBuiltIt bio.
More vacation adventures: First time at archery since Girl Scout Camp...