Irie Lemon Podcast
Rediscovering Your Wins with Emily Richett of Get Happy PR

Rediscovering Your Wins with Emily Richett of Get Happy PR

July 14, 2020

This week, Vince and Liz are joined by Emily of Get Happy PR. Starting her career as a news reporter, Emily took a leap of faith to launch a PR firm out of her home. Focused primarily within the service & hospitality industry, her business has had to drastically adjust during the recents months of the pandemic.  Emily joins us to share how her company has adapted and how they continue to do so.  

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • The focus shouldn’t just be on doing ‘more’
  • Your personal values should be what you can control
  • Life happens in ‘seasons’ and nothing is forever
  • You don’t need the affirmations of others to know you’re on the right track

 

 

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The DNA of Vincent McIntosh

The DNA of Vincent McIntosh

July 7, 2020

This week, Liz interviews Vincent to dive deeper into his journey of becoming West Michigan’s youngest restaurant owner. Opening his first restaurant, Irie Kitchen, at the age of 19, Vince walks us through his experience, step-by-step. Trusting his intuition and learning as he goes, Vince gets candid about being his own boss, what it takes to be a strong leader and the biggest surprise he’s discovered about owning his own business. A story full of wins and losses, Vince hopes to inspire and motivate others by sharing his story.  

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How to stay ‘deaf’ to other people's opinions and negativity
  • Why Vince is unafraid to face the inevitable challenges of owning a restaurant 
  • What inspired Vince to support his family  
  • The importance of a strong brand

 

 

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10 Lessons in 10 Years

10 Lessons in 10 Years

June 30, 2020

In honor of The Lemon Bowl’s 10th anniversary, Liz sits down to share with us the 10 biggest lessons she’s learned over the last decade. What began as a recipe blog inspired to show others how she successfully lost 60+ lbs, The Lemon Bowl has gradually transformed from a hobby into a thriving business. 

Through the years, Liz has picked up countless lessons and life mantras that have been fundamental to her success. Applicable in both business and personal life, these lessons have proven to be invaluable.  

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of staying ‘in your own lane’
  • Why you must relinquish control in order to grow your business
  • The value of investing in offline relationships just as much as online
  • Why it’s important to choose temporary discomfort over long term resentment 
  • Benefits of being involved with your local community

 

 

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Monique of Ambitious Kitchen

Monique of Ambitious Kitchen

June 23, 2020

This week we sit down with Monique of Ambitious Kitchen, whose mission is to inspire you both in and out of the kitchen with healthy recipes, lifestyle, and wellness tips. In this episode, Monique shares why it’s vital to remain authentic and keep it real online, despite the haters. We also discuss practical strategies for leading a team virtually, the realities of managing multiple online businesses plus ideas for pivoting from a brick and mortar to an online business. 

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • Tips for working with your spouse
  • Myths vs. realities of growing an online business 
  • Strategies for effectively communicating with a remote team 
  • The reason it’s important to remain authentic at all costs 
  • How to deal with negative comments and hate 

 

 

Helpful Links:

Managing your team online: Asana

 

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$100K in Two Days: Out Of Many, One

$100K in Two Days: Out Of Many, One

June 16, 2020

In this special episode, Vince shares the story about the recent events at Irie Kitchen. For those who are unaware, Vince’s restaurant was vandalized after Black Out Tuesday. He shares how he responded to his business being destroyed and the overflowing amount of support he received from the community.

 

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Soda Pop Public Relations Founder Dyan Dolfi-Offutt

Soda Pop Public Relations Founder Dyan Dolfi-Offutt

June 2, 2020

Joining us this week is Dyan Dolfi-Offutt, Founder and Owner of Soda Pop Public Relations.  Based in Los Angeles, Soda Pop PR is a boutique firm working with food & beverage brands, hospitality companies, and more.  Dyan speaks candidly with us to share first-hand insight on how she is navigating uncharted territories spurred by Covid-19 both within her business and at home. 

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Tips for working from home with little kids during quarantine
  • The “quick and dirty” method of getting it done during a Pandemic
  • Why times like these make your priorities very clear 
  • The benefit of being direct and open as a business woman  
  • The importance of having a strong team or inner circle

 

 

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Kalin Sheick of Sweetwater Foloral

Kalin Sheick of Sweetwater Foloral

May 26, 2020

This week Kalin Sheick of Sweetwater Floral joins us to talk about how her floral business is adapting amidst covid-19. Specializing in floral arrangements for weddings and other large gatherings, Kalin quickly pivoted and expanded her offerings as most of her 2020 weddings have been postponed.

In this episode, Kalin talks about her secrets to a successful pivot and shares the unique and exciting offerings Sweetwater floral has begun offering, including several she never would have been able to launch had she been in the middle of a busy wedding season.  As someone who thrives on failure and trying new things, Kalin gives a fresh perspective on how to continue moving your business forward during a pandemic, while not losing sight of your long term goals. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why failure should be expected, but never as the end result 
  • Her dad’s rule of thumb when it comes to launching new business ideas 
  • How becoming comfortable with pivoting can change your business
  • Slowing down and enjoying the journey

 

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Becoming Financially Fit with Ben VerWys (Part 2)

Becoming Financially Fit with Ben VerWys (Part 2)

May 19, 2020

This is part two of our discussion with Ben VerWys, Founder & Senior Financial Advisor at Action Point Financial.  Be sure to listen to part one if you haven’t already!

Pandemic or not, money is an incredibly complex and deeply personal subject. Managing and taking control of our personal finances can be incredibly daunting, especially when left to your own devices. During the quarantine, many of us have found ourselves in unexpected financial situations. In this episode, Ben shares practical ‘money hacks’, finance advice for both beginners and experts, and also explains the importance of knowing that your financial situation is unique to you. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Using ‘chaos’ to your advantage
  • How the pandemic may affect real estate decisions
  • Having a ‘system’ for your finances

 

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Becoming Financially Fit with Ben VerWys (Part 1)

Becoming Financially Fit with Ben VerWys (Part 1)

May 12, 2020

This week we sat down with Ben VerWys, Founder & Senior Financial Advisor at Action Point Financial. Pandemic or not, money is an incredibly complex and deeply personal subject. Managing and taking control of our personal finances can be incredibly daunting, especially when left to your own devices. During the quarantine, many of us have found ourselves in unexpected financial situations. In this episode, Ben shares practical ‘money hacks’, finance advice for both beginners and experts, and also explains the importance of knowing that your financial situation is unique to you. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How to spot a good or bad financial advisor
  • Tips for being more efficient with money
  • How to build better financial habits

 

Helpful Links:

How to check if an advisor is a broker: Go to https://brokercheck.finra.org/ and search their name.

Acorns.com

 

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9 Habits to Start Today ft. Anthony Lazzaro (Part 2)

9 Habits to Start Today ft. Anthony Lazzaro (Part 2)

May 5, 2020

In the second of this two-part series, Anthony gives his remaining secrets to success - in life and in business. He is a young professional who works in innovation and specializes in start-ups and business strategy, Anthony offers a depth of knowledge based on his experience working in a wide variety of industries including music, entertainment and healthcare. 

Be sure to start with last week's episode so you can get the full conversation! 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Putting your back against the wall. 
  • The value of time, why it is such an important asset.
  • How time blocking can help control chaos.

 

Helpful resources mentioned in this episode:
Stumbling on Happiness: Think You Know What Makes You Happy?

 

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