Making Moves Podcast | Corporate to Successful Entrepreneur

The Making Moves Podcast (with business guru's Seema Alexander & Kelly Lynn Adams) is dedicated to helping 9 to 5'ers, side hustlers & entrepreneurs go from following the rules to creating their own. Get ready to be exposed to weekly bite-size trainings and inspiration about business building, money making, mindset training, and so much more. You will hear from top entrepreneurs and influencers (in all industries) tell the good, the bad and the amazing of the journey from employee to entrepreneur. This is the place to learn more so that you can be, do and have more.
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Apr 14, 2017

As an attorney-turned-philanthropic advisor, LAURA FREDRICKS knows how to ASK.  She has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in industries best known for making high profile, multi-million dollar A$KS – law and philanthropy – and is the first to merge strategies from both professional sectors into a mainstream practice known as THE ASK©.

This new practice has placed LAURA on the national and international speaking circuits at conferences around the world from Amsterdam to Ann Arbor, Bologna to Boca Raton, Kenya to Kentucky, Moscow to Montreal, Sydney to Seattle, plus Australia, Italy, and the Netherlands. THE ASK© has also led LAURA to TV and radio appearances on local talk shows across the nation, and her expertise has been featured in national publications. Her four books on “How to A$K© for Money – and More of It” have become industry leaders. New books with “Asking Advice for Everyday Living”


  • [01:57] – Share your story.


  • [02:25] – I had a lot careers.  Started off as a journalist for a music magazine.  But I always wanted to go to law school.  Combined law & journalism, hence I did Communications Law.
  • [3:24] - One of my professors said “why don’t you be a law clerk”?  I did as I had to pay bills!  People present opportunities to you – you just take it.
  • [04:11] - I wanted to do something better in the world.  I know that asking came very easy to me because I realized I won every case on cross-examination because I asked the right questions.  
  • [05:11] - 5 steps ASK factor (developed 3 years ago)

As more and more bombardment of social media, more things got complex.  If you can make whatever niche you are trying to do, simple, you will do very well.  What works in any sector for any person at any age in any decade for anything that you want, it comes down to 5 things:

  1. Know exactly what you want with numbers and dates.  Be specific – specific dates, specific skills and specific amount.
  2. Prepare the conversation.  It’s a mental exercise.  Write it down.  Especially when you are asking for money, a job, a raise, a transition.  Why should I believe in you?  Why does your skill set match this?  What do you do that nobody else in the planet does?
  3. Time to shine.  Deliver with confidence.  What do you want?  Head straight and just go!
  4. Reiterate what you think you heard when you did your ASK (this is the most important step).  Don’t let them go, use the word “we” – we can work this out, what do we need, what is our timeline?  It’s inclusive – you get back to me, you let me know – you are putting them in a corner of spotlight and it’s an awful position to be in.
  5. Plan you next move while you do your ASK.  If they say “we’ll get back to you”.  You reply “Fine, how about Monday at 2 pm?
  • [11:25] - Do not skip any step, check and go to the next one.  It is a proven method.


  • [12:40] - If you are an introvert and you’re rather shy, what’s your advice and your story of how to ask for funding?


  • [14:20] - You got to have data as it speaks volume.  When you ask for yourself, it’s the hardest – everyone becomes an introvert.  Just say “I’ve done my research…”, “I want to ‘challenge’ you…”, “I’ve never done this before but it’s important to me…”.


  • [16:30] - You transited 9 times, how did you go through the transition to become your own boss?


  • [17:14] - People won’t be listening unless they want to challenge themselves to the next level.
  • [17:36] - If you don’t listen to your voice, you’re not going to move to the next level.
  • [17:43] - What’s your level of unrest?  Nothing promotes change than the highest level of “uncomfortability”.
  • [18:35] - Then I got the other job – I was happy but not my full potential.  How good can I be?  What more can I do?  How am I going to get it?  Don’t risk your chance.


  • [20:25] - You are a money wellness expert – is your money mind-set connected to ASK?


  • [21:22] - Chapter 1 (of my book) – what does money mean to you?
  • [21:41] - Every single decision you make in life has money.


  • [24:41] - The more specific, the more you build your business.  If you are everything, a lot of people will pick & choose.
  • [25:36] - You are in it to win it!
  • [27:30] - Transition takes drive, it’s not given to you and if it’s given to you (I guarantee you it’s not what you want).


  • [28:06] – What’s your recommendations to those who do not really know where to invest in their business?  


  1. Before: I was a lawyer and I had absolutely no money.
  2. During: Transition – you have a small budget – take people out, get more education.
  3. After: if you have resources and you know exactly this is where you want to be, hire no one but the best.
  • [30:43] – 3 key points
  1. Just use the 5-step process.  

           People need organization, structure and focus in transition.

  1. Start small and build
  2. Make sure you are all in – 100% committed


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Apr 3, 2017

"Hal Elrod is living proof that all of us are capable of creating miracles in our own lives.  His inspirational message, loaded with examples of Hal's never-say-die attitude and winning strategies, will empower anyone to make the most of his or her life."

--Bud Gardner, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul

Hal got his start inspiring and entertaining people at age 15 as a radio show host where he was given the hip moniker, "Yo Pal" Hal.

At age 20, Hal's life was almost ended when, traveling at over 70 miles per hour, Hal was struck head on by a drunken driver and found dead on the scene.  Hal’s heart stopped beating for 6 minutes, he fractured 13 bones, suffered severe brain damage, and spent 6 long days in a coma, awakening to the devastating news that he might never walk again.

Never one to accept limitations set by others, Hal astounded the medical community when he miraculously took his first step only three weeks later and was released from the hospital less than two months after the night of the crash.

Hal got back to work that same year to sell over $100,000 of kitchen products door-to-door and became one of the youngest members ever inducted into the company's Hall of Fame.

Now at 27, Hal is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and CEO of Global Empowerment Coaching. Hal is truly taking life head on with his autobiography by the same name, Taking Life Head On! (The Hal Elrod Story), which published last year and is inspiring thousands of people throughout the world, already reaching #7 on Amazon’s bestseller list.

Hal's story is amazing, his youthful energy, humor, and unique principles for experiencing more joy and fulfillment in your life offer a fresh perspective for your viewing audience.

  • [03:22] – Can you share the story of what happened and what you did to overcome it?
  • [04:00] - I was involved in an accident.  Broke 11 bones.  Immediately in a coma from that impact.
  • [04:24] - When I woke up – why am I in pain and everything hurts?
  • [04:33] - Unimaginable reality.  I may never walk again.
  • [05:04] - How am I going to respond to this?  Either negatively or positively.
  • [05:29] - The source of all our emotional pain and suffering is resistance.  Fortunately, I learned this from my mentor a year and a half before the car accident.
  • [06:27] - I can either be down about it or be the most grateful in my entire life.
  • [06:39] - I am waking up every day, what more do I need to be happy?
  • [07:56] - Three weeks later, the doctor came in with the x-ray report and said “we can’t explain this but your body is healing so fast”.
  • [08:21] - Dedicated my life, my second chance to fulfilling my potential the way that I could for the purpose of helping others.
  • [09:10] - How did you make the transition from a corporate job to being an entrepreneur?
  • [09:50] - I was in sales (not exactly a 9 to 5 job), there was freedom.  I was paid on commission.
  • [10:32] - I saved up $20,000 and started dedicating my evenings and weekends to my entrepreneur journey. 
  • [11:52] - I decided I wanted to become a coach.
  • [13:00] - Started by giving away discounts.  Launched my coaching business and focused full time.
  • [13:48] - My first client was a forty year old finance adviser and I joined him in his Business Networking International (BNI) group. 
  • [14:21] - The President the BNI group was impressed by what I have accomplished at 25 and hired me to be his coach!
  • [17:04] - How it evolved into this concept of Miracle Morning and what it really is (you wrote a book on it and you have a series on it)?
  • [17:40] - It was not an idea for a book.  The economy crashed and I lost half of my clients because they can’t afford to pay me.
  • [19:10] - I went for a morning run to get me into a peak state every morning.
  • [19:14] - I listened to Jim Rohn’s audio – “your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development”.  Those words at those moments hit me.
  • [20:17] - I searched online for the best personal development practice known.  The breakthrough was when I did all the 6 most powerful, timeless and proven development practices. 
  • [21:00] - That morning my entire life changed. In less than 2 months, I more than doubled my income beyond where it was at the height before the (economy) crash.
  • [22:39] - By 2009, Miracle Morning was universal and can work for anyone and 7 years later, hundreds of thousands of people around the world were doing Miracle Morning every day, with the book translated to 24 different languages.
  • [25:07] - It’s changing so many lives and I will keep promoting it.



  1. Choose to be happy.
  2. You don’t need to have everything figured out like a 5-year plan – just start!
  3. Embrace your failures (whether big or small), you learn, you adjust and you correct.


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The Miracle Morning book is available on Amazon and Kindle.