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Episode 61: Develop a Business Mind with Zeb Welborn

Develop a Business Mind Ashley Majeski The Ashley's Reality Roundup

Ashley Majeski

In my discussion with Ashley Majeski from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, she explained how she first started writing about reality television and how much she enjoyed it.  She received encouragement from her family and friends, who loved her writing and suggested she do more of it.  She saw that as an opportunity to start her business.  She needed to develop a business mind.

Sometimes, doing what you love is not enough. Sometimes, you have to apply business principles to the things you love in order to turn your passion into a career.  I love being an entrepreneur because figuring out ways to build a better business, ultimately gives me the opportunity to help more people.  If you find yourself doing something you love, but you haven’t made a career out of it, you might need help to develop a business mind.

My wife, Cindy is very talented artistically.  She creates great pieces of artwork and truly enjoys the process of creating new art, but she can never do something she loves as often as she would want because she needs to focus on paying the bills.  But, if she would develop a business mind, she could do the thing she loves must and have a happy, fulfilling career.

A good friend of mine, Richie absolutely loves music.  I’ve never seen someone more passionate about a topic.  He even created a CD for a friend of mine for his bachelor party where the entire CD was personalized for his friend.  To do something like that . . . you have to love music.  He’s also extremely talented, but he hasn’t figured out a way to turn his passion into a career.  He is working on it though which I give him props for.  He just needs help developing his business mind.

Even if you do something you don’t love, but you’re good at, you can still create passive income from it.  My sister Lacey is very talented when it comes to website design, but early on she discovered that she didn’t enjoy it very much.  It was great that she discovered website design was not the career for her, but she still could have made more money from her unique website design skill.  She could have hired staff and trained them on website design skills and referred business their way, since people have come to respect her website design skills.

My Dad, Larry Welborn is the epitome of success.  In junior high school he knew he wanted to become a journalist and worked to get himself involved in a career he loved.  For 43 years my Dad worked for the Orange County Register and most of his time was spent in the courthouse as the court reporter for the Register.  He loved his job and was great at it.  He developed a business mind early on by connecting with the right people who could help him get the career of his dreams.  Once he found himself in his career he also began helping others who shared his same passion.

Larry Welborn Develop a Business Mind Orange County Register

Larry Welborn

I found something I love to do with Welborn Media.  Helping small business owners get more business through social media is the most rewarding thing I feel I could be doing with my time.  So many opportunities have come about because I developed my business mind to work to sell my goods and services so that I can grow my business and help more businesses thrives.  But, it hasn’t been easy.  Once I began to develop a business mind I really started to evolve as a business and it’s growing.  Even though my business mind isn’t fully developed, I’m working on it every day to try and develop new business and create more opportunities to help others.

Ashley figured out how to make money from something she loved.  She knew she couldn’t just keep writing for the fun of it, so she developed her business mind and created opportunities for herself to make a living from her writing.  The happiest and most successful entrepreneurs are those who have figured out how to make money from the things they love to do most.  Our economic system is geared to give us the opportunity to help people with our passions.

Develop a business mind in order to make a difference.

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Episode 38: Having Multiple Passions is Okay! | Eighty Bug from 80bug.com

You may have noticed the change to our theme music this week on the Defining Success Podcast.  We have our guest for Episode 38 of the Defining Success Podcast to thank for that.  Eighty Bug is big into music, dieting, puppetry and archery and is here to show you that having multiple passions is okay!

Eighty Bug 80Bug has multiple passions. Listen to her interview with Zeb Welborn on the Defining Success Podcast

Eighty Bug

Eighty Bug is a singer, songwriter, DJ, arranger and producer.  She has crossed genres from pop, hip-hop, soul, R&B, rock, country, electronica, downtempo, and dance music with her unique southern soulful voice and electronica influence.  She’s extremely active and knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects.

Eighty was born in Camp Pendleton in California and she was always on the road and went to 18 different schools as she was growing up.  She was quite an observer and would learn to observe others and assimilate into their culture.  She has lived in Atlanta, Seattle, L.A., San Francisco and Brooklyn.

Music has always been in Eighty’s blood.  Early on in her career, she was a signed artist and since then has written music that has appeared in music and films.  As a musician, you’re traveling . . . You play music, sleep and eat.

Aside from music, Eighty loves to eat and loves educating others on the uses of food and incorporating them into your diet.  She has been able to travel all over the world because of her music and has developed her culinary skills along the way.

Eighty has opened for bands that she’s loved including Run DMC and Lupe Fiasco.  She’s gotten lots of placement in television shows.  One of the pieces she wrote appeared on an MTV show and it was a very heartfelt emotional song and helped to connect people to the story of the disaster that occurred in New Orleans.

When Eighty writes new music it inspires her.  Anything can happen with her music and that’s what she loves the most . . . the creative process of writing a new song.

She used to work for a band called Jupiter Rising and she wrote this song called Hero, which is one of her favorite songs and got picked up by an Oprah charity, the International Women’s Museum which used it as their theme song.  When she creates music, it’s not about money or fame, it’s about writing songs that brings blessings or hopes for other people and their lives.

The International Women’s Museum finds women artists around the world and works to display their art to others.

Eighty is also a puppeteer.  She began working with puppets as a young child and she made lots of different characters.  She worked for Disney in the character department and got picked up to be a puppeteer.  She also had an opportunity to work for Jim Henson and worked with some of the best puppeteers in the world.

The coolest thing about puppeteering to Eighty is playing other characters.  Others may not believe it, but Eighty is very introverted and she loves playing a character and thinks it’s very cool to play another character and use that to connect with other people.

Eighty loves to eat good things and if it doesn’t taste good, she’s not going to eat it.  And when she’s done eating it she wants to feel good.  Her motivation is to make food that tastes good and makes her feel good afterwards.  Her passion for eating drove her to start the Knife and the Spoon food blog where she educates others on having the proper diet.

The best thing Eighty enjoys is having great communication with her friends and building upon that every day.  Her multiple passions allow her to express herself and share experiences with her friends.

Eighty has made a lot of poor choices in the music business and she’s been through a lot of the trials and tribulations that the music industry has, but she’s become a better person for it.

DJ Josh One and Eighty worked together to create a new song which is appearing in some Microsoft’s upcoming advertising campaign.  They released a song called Chasing Rainbows and they also wrote another song called Universal and posted it on iTunes.  One of the Microsoft people heard the song, loved it, and are planning on using it.

Eighty Bug (80Bug) appeared on the Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn. Multiple Passions.

Eighty Bug

Engaging Discussion Questions:

  • What are you passionate about?
  • Do you have multiple passions?

Links to Great Stuff:

  • 80bug.com – Welcome to Dj80.com and 80bug.com, home of 86 Productions. Here you can read about, listen to and watch the progression of artist 80 Bug – from singer, songwriter and DJ to topline/melody writer, arranger and producer. Dj80bugg has crossed genres from pop, hip hop, soul, RnB, rock, country, electronica and downtempo to dance music with her unique southern soulful voice and electronica influences.
  • Microsoft – “As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for technology. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and employees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality.”
  • Creative Minds & Visions – Creative Minds & Visions was established to help people live the creative life by developing a clothing brand that promotes artists, musicians and those in the entertainment industry.

Success Quotes:

  • “It’s all good in the end and if it’s not good, it’s not the end.”
  • “Success is waking up every day and liking yourself.”
  • “Keep your mouth shut.  Think before you speak.”
  • “Think about the potential impact that what you say has.”
  • “Be thoughtful in your process.”
  • “Life loops when you make the same choices.” – Will I Am
  • “Leave yourself open to the possibility of anything.”
  • “No matter where you go, there you are.”

Special Requests:

  • Listen to Universal by 80Bug in iTunes.
  • Share your thoughts with us about the new intro music that Eighty created for us.
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Eighty Bug

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New Theme Song – SUCCESS by Eighty Bug

Zebs Theme (success)

Our guest Eighty Bug is overflowing with creativity. She saw the opportunity to craft a custom theme song for us and we can not express how much we love the new sound. We love that she takes her talents and passions and when she sees an opportunity to help someone with those skills she just does it. Thank you so much Eighty!

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Eighty Bug

We can’t tell you how cool it was when Eighty offered to create our NEW theme song and even cooler when we got to hear the finished product.  We absolutely love the NEW theme song and would love to hear your thoughts on it as well.  Definitely check out Eighty’s music in iTunes and be sure to check out her website – http://www.80bug.com/.

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