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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Sep 18, 2016

Today we’re going to answer a question we get all the time. Where do I even start?

  • If you’re still working 9-5 is there a part of your job you love to do? Something you would do in your spare time that you would love to do for other people? First start there.
  • Next dial back to what you were passionate about as a child, teenager or in college. This is an exploratory exercise, there’s no right or wrong here.
  • Look at everything you’ve done in life. Start connecting the dots from your experiences to your hobbies, to volunteer work you’ve done plus the parts of your job you like. What’s in your zone of genius?
  • What can you be successful at with a client that is so in your zone of genius that no matter what you’re going to be successful? If you’re starting from scratch it’s good to start with something you’re really good at. Then you can create the momentum earlier on and start to build off of that.

Opportunity ideas you can step into:

  • Service provider
  • Consulting
  • Creating a product
  • Network marketing and direct sales
  • Franchises and start-ups
  • Creating apps

There are so many options and that sometimes scares people. Do you want to open a brick and mortar establishment like a restaurant or do you want to start small and start to build from where you are at today?

Our biggest piece of advice is to make sure whatever idea you have that you incubate it while you’re still working. There is a lot of research and learning that you’re going to need. Don’t take a leap too early. If you have a lot of ideas you can start on one and if it doesn’t work you still have the security of a paycheck coming in.

Purpose before Profit

If you’re going out there to create a business just to make money it’s not going to always work out for the long run. Think about purpose first, then profit. We all want to make money but there has to be a bigger why.

Who do you want to serve?

Who is your ideal client? Who lights you up that you want to serve? Be patient with yourself because if you don’t know who that is just keep working and following your passion and it will unfold as time goes on.

Selling and Marketing

When you have your ideal client in mind it’s the way you sell and market to that person that’s going to make the big difference. If you’re selling features they might not buy from you or you might have a lower conversion. Start to talk about what you’re solving for their pain point.

Zone of Genius

The zone of genius concept is what you are very good at doing skill set wise that just comes naturally to you. If you don’t know what that is send an email to 15-20 friends, family and peers and ask them two questions:

  1. What do you think my zone of genius is?
  2. Where do you think I will be in five years?

Creating a Physical Product

When you have a physical product how do you validate that? There is a process involved when you’re working on a physical product:

  • First validate if the product is useful to your ideal client.
  • You will need a physical proto-type. You will have to invest in the system or in a company that does proto-types for you.
  • Makers Row is a resource to help with proto-typing and manufacturing if you’re serious about a product.

Network Marketing

If you’re doing network marketing don’t get into it just for the money. A lot of people get into network marketing because they want to make extra money but you have to either love the product or the company.

Steps to Focus on Right Now

  • Do a massive brain dump of all the ideas in your head right now. Keep this list running because you might get more ideas as you go throughout your day.
  • Talk to friends and family your ideal client if you know who that is and ask them to tell you what you’re good at, what your strengths are and what they would potentially buy from you. Is it a product or service?
  • Network online or go to networking events and connect with people and develop relationships.






Sep 18, 2016

Our guest today is the author of Girl Code and founder of The Champagne Diet Cara Alwill Leyba. In this episode she shares advice about writing your first book and growing your audience.

Cara believes every woman has a story to tell. If you are an entrepreneur, you have what it takes to self-publish a book. You’re not just writing and publishing a book, you are selling it, marketing it and doing PR for it. As a business woman it’s a smart move but there are some things to be aware of.

  • Understand that to be successful it’s got to be a full time endeavor. Cara’s books took a lot out of energy, money and attention out of her. But she put all her time into it because it was her passion.
  • If it’s not your passion, don’t waste your time doing it. It’s a lot of work and takes a lot of time to see revenue come in.
  • Be all in. Be willing to sacrifice a lot for it.

Steps to get moving in the right direction:

  1. Start reading books in your market and industry. If you want to write a novel, understand and get to know your genre.
  2. You want your book to look as professional as possible. Really start to understand what books look and feel like, how they read, how long chapters should be.
  3. Decide how many chapters you want in your book, what you want your content to look like and start writing.
  4. Get an editor.
  5. Make Google your best friend and do a ton of research.


How long did it take you to write your first book?

It took me a couple months to write the first book and a lot of that time was spent on research. From the time I first began writing it to the point I published it was probably 6-7 months. Give yourself anywhere from 6-8 months to get that book done.

How much should people invest in an editor?

In terms of finding an editor it’s hard to say but the editing process for each of my books was under $1,000.

Growing an audience

In the beginning when you’re first starting out it’s important to pay attention to quality over quantity. Don’t worry about numbers so much. People get caught up in how many followers they have and how many likes they get. Just nurture the people that are coming to your space. There is so much noise and so much going on out there so if you have ten people who love what you’re doing over serve those people and treat them like they are 100,000 people. Don’t get worried about what you’re missing, focus on what you have.

Contacting Cara:

Website: You will find her blog and books and a place for women to come.


Sep 18, 2016

Our guest today, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, is quickly becoming America’s favorite personal financial educator. She is also a best-selling author and founder of the Live Richer Challenge.

During the height of the recession in 2009 Tiffany lost her job when the school where she had worked as a preschool teacher for ten years was cut from the budget. For the next two years she stayed with relatives and collected unemployment while trying to figure out what to do next.

She loved educating, and she loved personal finance. She eventually started matching those two passions together and doing it on a volunteer basis at first.

In this episode Tiffany talks to us about:

  • How she went from making $25,000 three years ago to running an almost million-dollar business today.
  • How she didn’t conquer her fear but learned to listen to the other voice that said “do it anyway.” If you’re waiting for the fear to subside first, you’re going to be waiting forever.
  • How she started a business by only putting money into it that would generate money back. She couldn’t afford a website so she had a free blog, she couldn’t afford business cards so she made photocopies.
  • For media coverage she used a website called HARO. She would give simple quotes to reporters and in exchange she was able to use their logo on her website.
  • Logo begets logo. When another reporter sees that it makes them more likely to want to talk to you.
  • Live Richer Challenge. This is something free that they offer every year. It is a month’s worth of free step by step guidance. Sign up on the website and for one month get one easy financial task in your email that will lead you toward a better financial life. People have bought homes, collectively saved 20 million dollars in two years, paid off a million dollars of debt, raised credit scores and more.
  • Tiffany is the best-selling author of The One Week Budget and The Live Richer Challenge.

To build a strong following on social media you have to be a giver. Everyone is always saying buy my book, eat my food, or whatever. Nobody cares, everyone cares about themselves. If you’re talking about you no one cares but you (and maybe your mom). Instead it is your job to give. Tiffany just, for the first time in six years, asked her audience to pay for something.

Tiffany said if there is anything she would go back and invest in it would be online training, like a blogging course. She also wishes she had invested in an assistant since she literally did everything herself.

You’re going to mess up but you want to fail fast, succeed faster.

You can reach Tiffany at:

  • Website:
  • All social media platforms: budgetnista
Sep 18, 2016

What does living a life with purpose means to you? Are you aware of the thoughts and actions that define who you are and who you will be? Many of us are not realizing our full potential in life. Some are trying their best to achieve their goals, some are struggling with it, and some have simply lost their directions in life.


Today’s guest is someone who is capable of bringing out the best of us. His name is Jairek Robbins, performance coach, motivational speaker and the author of “Live It”. We are so excited to have him with us today.


Jairek has achieved so much at such a young age. At only 23 years old, he was awarded Congressional Award (Gold Medal) from the United States Congress and has conducted training for many organizations, including the U.S. Marines and Air Force, the U.S. Olympics Team and many others.


In this exciting episode, Jairek talks about his interesting life journey and how he came about becoming a successful performance coach he is today. From the interview, you’ll learn about:


  • His background and his journey of becoming an entrepreneur.
  • The many working experiences he had since the age of 1
  • How his "3-months commitment" motivated him to pursue a life that he is passionate about.
  • How he decided to maximize the potential of his strongest skill - Coaching.
  • How he has successfully built a $100,000 revenue business in his first 8 months of 1-on-1 coaching business.
  • What performance coaching is all about, how it works and why is it important.
  • How performance coaching can push you to your maximum limit and live life to your fullest potential.
  • How those unconscious habits or routines can help you to achieve your goals.
  • He also talks about his book "Live It" and how imagining your "Perfect Day" could help you to visualize your goals.
  • How he views and defines the word "Fear", plus how can we be prepared to face our fear.
  • His opinion on what sets the successful population apart from the others


If you find the interview thought-provoking, or if you are interested in finding more about Jairek or his coaching services, connect with him on Facebook and join him on his daily 30-minutes live free training. You can also head over to his websites to learn more about his performance coaching. Details are as below:


Facebook       - Jairek Robbins

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Hope you enjoy today's episode!

Sep 18, 2016

This podcast is for you if you are a transitioner. This is the tell-all, TMZ version of the good, bad, and amazing. From following the rules to creating your own.

Transitioners are either:

  • People still on the 9-5 who have a passion. They have a business on the side or want to have a business on the side.
  • People who have already transitioned out of corporate America.

We’re not only going to be talking about how somebody got to success, we’re going to be talking about the journey in-between. There are a lot of us in our 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s having what I call a mid-life awakening. You can stay your path and that’s okay but some of us have this itch to really get out and focus on your own goals and our own purpose. For those of you who are in this next season of your life this podcast is 100% for you.

Co-host Kelly Lynn Adams is a motivational speaker from New Jersey and the founder of the After Five Club. She has risen to the top of the corporate ladder in strategy, finance, and human resources. She currently works full-time with some of the largest retail and fashion industries in the world and has a side business in the coaching, speaking, and writing industry.

Kelly’s passion is to motivate the person, especially women, who wants to work full time, build a business on the side, make it profitable, and know it is possible to succeed. She knows what it takes to manage money and time. She knows the struggles and the success, but most importantly, she knows building a business can be done.

Co-host Seema Ponda Alexander worked her way up the corporate ladder quickly, diligently working to become the Chief Marketing Officer for a Fortune 500 company. About seven years into corporate America, through the contacts she made at her company developing business strategies and opportunities, she began coaching many of the financial finders and agents helping them build their own business strategy. Through working with people on the side, she discovered a lost passion for small business.

Seema is the founder of the Transition Lab, a business that helps women move from corporate America to having a business of their own. She has a passion for exposing women to the possibilities life has to offer, showing them that where there is clarity there is progress and helping them understand that consistency is what it takes to succeed.

This podcast is for all verticals. We’re not just going to interview a million coaches. Some of the things you can expect from this podcast are:

  • Bite-sized “commuter candy” podcasts filled with information that will fit into your schedule and help make your side business stronger, more sustainable, and more profitable.
  • Interviews with top influencers and entrepreneurs who are going to share their stories and insights with you. This will be tangible bits of wisdom you can take with you.
  • We will talk about mindset, money making and revenue strategies, and more topics for all types of industries.
  • With passion, dedication, hard work, and consistency you will receive the keys to success in your life and business. We don’t believe in overnight success. Sometimes it happens, but how sustainable is that?

Make sure you subscribe to our podcast and leave a review. Please don’t forget to tell a fellow transitioner who is also in that mid-life awakening time frame. You will be their hero!

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