1 year ago Wendy had 70k subscribers now well over 350,000 on YouTube

One year ago @withwendy had 70 k subscribers today she has 372k. Wendy started creating clothes out of desire to make what she saw but better. Every Wedneday Wendy provides a sewing tutorial and teaches future fashionista’s how to DIY clothing.

Wendy didn’t have a background in fashion on the contraty she worked in corporate America and decided to create a Youtube channel out of sheer desire.

When you first encounter Wendy’s creations you automatically have a sense of envy (just joking). She does an incredible job of making modern clothing from scratch that you wish you could buy at your favorite clothing boutique.

When we recorded the podcast Wendy had 70,000 subscribers on YouTube today she has well over 350,000.


We discussed:

  • How she went from business and engineering to self recording her Youtube videos
  • Not being awkward on camera
  • Becoming comfortable with who she is as a person
  • Speaking honestly to people she doesn’t know
  • What fuels her to continue sowing?
  • The importance of being interested in what you are youtubing about
  • How encouragement helps you keep going
  • How her style is a mixture between J. Crew and Adidas
  • What she would do differently if she had to restart her brand
  • Deciding what DIY projects to work on
  • The amount of time you have to put into YouTube
  • The equipment she uses
  • Talking to your friends about your resource needs
  • Relationships being your biggest currency

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Ep 024: How to Stay Inspired with John Lee Dumas

Inspiration and consistency are key. Very rarely do people get an opportunity to have one on one conversations with people they look up to from afar. I had the opportunity of speaking with John Lee Dumas about how he BLEW UP and stays consistent.

His energy was amazing! His advice will add value! Be inspired to Start and Finish with John Lee Dumas.

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How to Grow Your Part-Time Passion to Full-Time Influence

Harold Arnold is a good friend. His work ethic is to be gleaned from. In this episode we discuss his new book Second Shift: How to Grow Your Part-Time Passion to Full-Time Influence.  

You are uniquely created to reflect an aspect of God here on earth through the influence that you wield. Influence, however, is widely misunderstood as a commodity reserved for a precious few. In reality, you are designed to transform your families and communities with a transcendent message of hope as you commit to listen, love, and lead with authenticity.
Second Shift is a step-by-step plan for leveraging your passions as a path to extraordinary possibilities, especially suited for those pursuing them in the part-time margins of life.- Harold Arnold




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EP 22: How to Find Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry

During this episode Todd Henry joined me to speak about his new book Louder Than Words. Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of three books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty,
and Louder Than Words) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

We discussed:

  • Producing great work over time
  • Understanding patterns in successful people
  • His journey in the sticks
  • Benefits of living with less distractions as a child
  • His children’s on screen habits and learning how to be resourceful
  • Work history and how it helped him discover his path
  • The need not to figure it out early
  • The impact of celebrating the unicorns and outliners
  • Learning to leverage opportunities
  • The importance about embracing a path
  • Vision and leading your intended audience
  • Todd’s key everyday practices
  • The need to build in daily learning
  • Bringing freedom to creative professionals everywhere
  • The first step!

Quotes to remember

”The world loves resourceful people”.- Todd Henry – Tweet that

Todd’s Books:

Louder Than Words

Accidental Creative

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EP 21: Bethany Haley Williams



Bethany Haley Williams is a quiet storm on the missions field. She recently wrote a book titled The Color of Grace. Bethany founded Exile International in 2008. She has used her own personal brokenness to serve children orphaned by war and survivors of war.

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Show highlights:

  • Founding Exile International in 2008
  • While going through her own journey of healing she found her purpose
  • Her heart for children and the lack of programs
  • Purpose in her pain
  • Suicide and failing in leadership
  • God’s ability to use our pain in surrendering
  • The children’s response to those who hurt them
  • Using the small things to help one person at a time
  • Helping over 3000 children
  • The redemptive story of pain

Quotes and takeaways

  • Forgiving yourself in order to heal.
  • Forgiveness starts with a choice of being merciful.
  • God says to forgive.
  • How can you help one child at a time?
  • Be available to be mentored. You will make mistakes
  • The Bread of life which we all need sustains our lives is eternal it is hope


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EP 20- Learning the Ropes from @Djwadeo

I spent sometime with my good friend DJ Wade-O of the Wade-O Radio Show. Wade-O is syndicated on 20 FM radio stations and has achieved posting over 350 shows since 2006. He is a husband, father and leader. Wade gives us the inside scope on Christian Hip Hop and our need to support one another. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

  • How he selects music he shares
  • Pouring into independent artist
  • Discovering other outlets to promote your music
  • How he started the Wade-O Radio Show
  • When he went full time
  • The importance of a good team
  • How to develop your team
  • How he balances family and work
  • How we can support Christian Hip-Hop
  • The Christian buying power
  • Why we must support each other
  • Set List:

    • Jonathan Reynolds- Pressure
    • Jonathan Reynolds- Gotta Have You
    • Jaz Knight- Psalm 138
    • Kierra Sheard- Kill the Dragon
    • Hillsong- Like Incense

    EP 19: Interview with @AlizaLicht on From Start to Finish Podcast

    I discovered Aliza Licht through Peg Fitzgerald. She is the svp global comm for Donna Karan, author of @LEAVEYOURMARKxo that is a mentorship with insider secrets. Aliza is all about teaching others how she excelled. Instead of sitting down for coffee with thousands of people she decided to write a book about how to leave your own mark.




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    In this episode we discover:
    How she went from graduation from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology to fashion

    • Her journey writing Leave Your Mark
    • The excel spread she that gave her rhythm and kept her deadline
    • Social Media and its importance to fashion
    • Creating DKNY PR Girl
    • Early adopters of twitter for a fashion brand
    • The importance of real time updates and passion
    • How she has developed relationships with people on social media
    • Sharing on social media
    • Followers vs. Friends
    • The marketing concept of Leave Your Mark
    • Why she only wear red lips stick
    • Her love for cardboard to go cups
    • Mentorship in Leave Your Mark
    • Must Do’s and Don’t Do’s
    • The importance of coming for behind the DNKY PR Girl handle
    • Leave Your Mark- Audio book experience
    • How she processes her failure
    • Coffee and Questions
    • How to make a career move
    • How Aliza likes her coffee

    Set List:

    • Mali Music- Fight 4 You
    • Musiq- Just Friends
    • LeeLand- Chains Hit the Ground
    • Mary Mary- Never Wave My Flag
    • Kim Walker- Spirit Break Out


    EP 18- How to Create Your Own Social Media Job with Peg Fitzpatrick

    Peg Fitzgerald is the smile of the social media community. She continually provides incredible content, manages multi-million follower accounts and is a speaker. She gives us valuable information about how to use your social media to increase your value.


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    Highlights of the show:

    • How she acquired her first social media job
    • How to create your own job
    • Facebook marketing
    • Managing 11 million followers
    • Her workflow
    • Balance as her challenge
    • Authenticity in social media
    • Using relationships to leverage social media
    • Discovering your learning style
    • Her current read Aliza Licht- How to Leave Your Mark

    Music Set List:

    • DA T.R.U.T.H. – On duty
    • Chris Tomlin- Our God
    • DA T.R.U.T.H.- Hunger Games
    • Gary Clark, Jr. – Bright Lights

    EP 17: The Art of Work with @JeffGoins Podcast

    Jeff Goins is a writer’s writer. As a husband, father and writer he runs a full time writing business. He recently released his New York Times Bestselling book The Art of Work.  Jeff is a finisher and we learn how a finisher works with purpose.

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    We spoke about:

    • His background
    • The dream of writing
    • The fear of not trying
    • The importance of other people’s story
    • The Art of Discover
    • Clarity and Action
    • Why he gave away his book
    • The importance of giving
    • Why owning his own business is important
    • His writing schedule
    • What matters most is His system for writing
    • Why you should invest in “Art of Work”

    Set List:

    • Tye Tribett- Nobody
    • Josh Garrels- Colors
    • Carlos Whitaker- God of Second Chances
    • Anthony Evans- No Condemnation
    • Jackie Hill Perry- Ode To Lauryn






    EP 16: How Katie Strandlund Started An Event Management Business

    Katie is an absolute joy! I met her in 2010 at the #StoryChicago conference. She is about her business (No More Dirty Work) and always willing to try new things. In the midst of life Katie chooses to push forward instead of shrinking back. During our podcast conversation I was encouraged to continue when the dream is known yet unknown.


    We discussed:

    • Her journey
    • How college wasn’t the answer
    • Her Nashville move
    • Her role as an assistant and project manager
    • How she manages her daily work
    • Why she loves the work she does
    • Her biggest challenge
    • How Ben Arment helped her find her call
    • Living in the moment of the dream
    • Her Why?
    • Her weight loss journey
    • The tools she prefers

    Set List:

    • Atiba Hailsi- Unconditional
    • Adele- Turning Tables
    • Hazakim- Crown
    • Beautiful Eulogy- Covet
    • Kari Jobe- Here

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