Blissful Bites Podcast: Episode 000 About Me

I’m SO psyched to launch this podcast today! Its been a lot of sweat and hustle over the past few weeks interviewing AMAZING women. I want to tell you all about why I’m starting this podcast and what you can expect today.

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I’m starting this podcast because we all need some motivation and inspiration. When I started Blissful Eats I was always researching, reading and looking for stories of how entrepreneurs got their start. This podcast is it for you. You’ll hear entrepreneurs share their successes, struggles, lessons learned. I have no doubt you’ll walk away inspired and with something to go do! My goal is to share information, ideas, and just be transparent. I want this to be a place for you to hear stories, inspiration and navigate the craziness of the food industry.

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If you’ve been reading my blog, or following me on social media any where you know I’m passionate about helping other women get their start. My goal is to share information, ideas, and just be transparent. I want this to be a place for you to hear stories, inspiration and navigate the craziness of the food industry.

I’ve got amazing guests lined up. Each week I’ll be sharing video promos to get to know our guests plus inspirational quotes. I’ve interviewed Nikki Coconut Butter, Jenna Wolfe, Lindsay Skye, Jessica Merchant from How Sweet Eats, Lee Hersh from Fit Foodie Finds, Katy Widrick and so much more. Each week I’ll bring you two people, a food entrepreneur and a business episode.  My favorite thing about laughing this podcast is connecting and chatting with these amazing women.

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Just Get Started with Nikki Frezza from Nikki’s Coconut Butter

 

Nikki’s the owner of Nikki’s Coconut Butter and she is a self-described workaholic and loves a good challenge. She is the co-founder of Nikki’s Coconut Butter with her husband Andrew together they enjoy coming up with new and innovative ways to grow their business, develop new flavors and creating a business they truly love.

 

Getting to Know Nikki:

3 Pieces of Advice from Nikki

  • “I see a lot of little mistakes as part of the learning process. If it costs you a lot you’ll know, for sure, you won’t make it in the future.”
  • Don’t overestimate your production power. Don’t over sell if you don’t have a plan for it. Plan out your best case scenario. Can you handle the demand?
  • Make sure you look over your expenses and stay on top of them regularly.

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Why you shouldn’t try to make a product that works for everyone:

Think about a Radio DJ. If he tries to please everyone and plays jazz, rap, country. He’ll please nobody. The whole idea is to try to target that small niche group.

Company or Business You Look up To:

Justin’s nut butter. “He has really been a pioneer in that sort of nut butter industry doing a lot of things differently and I really admire that.

Mary’s Gone Crackers, she sells this gluten-free crackers and she’s been doing this since the 80’s and this lady, back in the 80’s gluten-free wasn’t a thing, so she really pioneered that.

Book Recommendation

Cooking Up A Business by Rachel Hofstetter

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

What do you do to make your day successful?
  • Early 530-630 wake up
  • Take time for meditation.
  • Keep a gratitude journal – write down 3 things your grateful for.

What’s your advice to those starting out?

Don’t wait for that perfect idea. Don’t wait for it to be “ready” or perfect. A lot of times your customers will help you make it better. Let your customers give you feedback and let them make it better.

Best online tool?

My favorite tool right now is boomerang at gmail and its basically something that you can download and add to your gmail account and it helps basically just like a boomerang kind of brings your emails back. So if you are scheduling a follow-up, if you are writing an email to someone that you are hoping to get a response from soon. This boomerang feature allows it to come back to you whenever you want it to.

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Change Doesn’t Happen In a Day with Jenna Wolfe

Jenna Wolfe is a TV journalist and Lifestyle and Fitness expert.  She’s been sharing her passion for fitness (and fun) with America for the last 20 years, most recently at NBC’s Today Show, where she was the first ever Lifestyle and Fitness correspondent.  Jenna was a sportscaster from 1996-2007 and saw firsthand how treating and training your body can lead to dynamic results on a playing field. As a certified personal trainer, she’s now focused on taking that passion and knowledge and sharing it with you. As a mother of two little girls, she knows the burdens of baby weight, of making the most of the precious time we all have and of the struggles with eating well on a daily basis.

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Jenna recently published the book Thinner in 30: Small Changes that Add up to Big Weight Loss in Just 30 days. This book offers an accessible, extensively tested program focused on making small changes (1 per day) for maximum results. It’s intended for a wide audience, from the health conscious to those who wish to lead more healthful lives to parents and many others.

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What is your favorite tip in the book?

Brushing your teeth the second you are done with your meal. Mint curbs that craving. Whether you put a piece of gum in your mouth after lunch or you brush your teeth, it will stop you from eating more.

What is the biggest takeaway of the book?

It doesn’t matter if you’re man, woman, athletic, non-athletic, in-shape, not in-shape, we’re all in a different journey. We’re all made up of different bodies. Every single body works, responds and reacts differently. What works for you might not work for anybody else.

I put this book together with all different tips and little ways of convincing yourself, they are small, easy digestible, doable things. There’s something for everyone.

How has your life change since the Today show?

I used to work 5-6 hours a day and now I works 5-600 hours a day. It’s constant.  There’s a lot of responsibilities now that digital has met Broadcast TV. I’m constantly trying to battle my social media sites, my personal website, touring with the book, trying to get the message out there, be available for like Microsoft and be still doing TV for Dr. Oz. It’s just a lot of balance but most importantly I’m there to spend a little more quality time with my kids.

What’s the number 1 piece of advice you give to someone starting out on their journey whether it’s losing weight, getting healthy or just starting to exercise?

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Major advice and take aways:

If you decide to do something crazy adventurous and daring – you’re either going to soar or you’ll be proud of yourself for taking that chance.

Change doesn’t happen in a day, and if it did we’d all be perfect from day one.

What do you do to make your day successful?

Morning routine – Coffee and the news with my partners and two daughters. It literally drives me.  I look forward to that time more than anything else.  It’s really what gives me my drive, energy and fuel. The emotional fuel, where I can say okay I have my fill and I can go on with my day.

What’s your advice to those starting out?

There’s no game plan in life that’s fool proof. Somethings will work like a charm and some things won’t. Deal with the lows the same way you deal with the highs. You have to adjust your expectations.

You cant always close up shop and go home because things didn’t work out like it was supposed to. we all have to fall before we stand up.

If you have something you believe in whole heartedly, own it. Drive that thing and don’t be dismayed at no. It’s a tiny barrier before someone says yes. It is doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Cultivate. Let it grow. Believe in it. and have confidence.

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How do you do it all?

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