MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

In this enlightening episode of "Money Matters," host Chris Hensley delves into the inspiring journey of Elona Lopari, a celebrated executive leadership and career coach. Elona shares her personal story of immigrating to the U.S. at 15, climbing the corporate ladder, and eventually pivoting to entrepreneurship.

Key Highlights:

  1. Elona's Background: From her humble beginnings as an Albanian immigrant to a Fortune 500 executive, Elona's journey is a testament to resilience and ambition.
  2. Transition to Entrepreneurship: Facing a changing corporate culture, Elona embraced her entrepreneurial spirit, initially focusing on executive coaching for women and then expanding to a broader audience.
  3. Empowering Women Leaders: Elona discusses the unique challenges women face in leadership and how she addresses these in her coaching, emphasizing self-belief and value recognition.
  4. Insights from 'Connecting the Dots Backwards': Elona's book offers profound insights into discovering one's life vision and purpose, urging readers to reflect on their life's meaningful moments.
  5. The Life School Masterclass Podcast: As the host, Elona talks about the rewarding experiences of running a podcast that offers diverse perspectives on success and purpose-driven living.
  6. Coaching Methodology: Elona outlines her unique approach that combines business acumen with personal growth, focusing on branding, marketing, sales, systems, and teams.
  7. Cultural Influence on Leadership: Elona emphasizes the importance of a supportive, diverse, and growth-oriented culture in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings.

Elona leaves us with a powerful message: Embrace continuous learning and growth as a leader, and align your purpose with your professional endeavors for true fulfillment.


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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

Join us as we welcome Josh Thomas, an extraordinary business consultant and the founder of Factor One. In this episode, Josh takes us through his inspiring transition from a high school music teacher to a successful entrepreneur. 🌟

🔑 Key Highlights:

  • Uncover Josh's 'fancy pants' approach to business, emphasizing the critical role of cash flow.
  • Innovative networking strategies that go beyond the usual - learn how to create impactful connections.
  • A remarkable success story: How a small tweak led to doubling sales for a client in just one month!
  • The fascinating role of human psychology in business – boosting client relationships with positive chemical responses.

🎙️ Plus, Josh gives us a glimpse into the evolution of his 'Do Zone' podcast, now nearing 200 episodes, focused on keeping entrepreneurs productive and efficient. Don't miss his unique Flow State DNA test, tailored to enhance your productivity!

💡 Whether you're an entrepreneur, a business professional, or someone passionate about personal growth, this episode is packed with practical advice and insights.

👉 Listen now and be inspired to transform your business strategies and achieve your goals!

#MoneyMattersPodcast #BusinessConsulting #Entrepreneurship #Networking #Productivity #BusinessGrowth #JoshThomas #ListenNow"


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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 5:34pm PDT

In this insightful episode of Money Matters, we had the pleasure of hosting Steve Hamoen, the passionate entrepreneur and podcast host of "Money Mindset and Mentoring." Steve shared his diverse experiences, from overcoming significant business challenges to excelling in real estate and mentoring others towards success.

Key highlights of the conversation include:

  • Steve's personal journey from starting an HVAC business in 2005 to transitioning into real estate after facing financial hurdles.
  • The critical role mentorship played in his career, providing clarity, speed, and stability.
  • The importance of having a robust support system and actionable strategies in entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Steve's unique approach to entrepreneurship, emphasizing the need for integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • An inspiring story from his podcast about an immigrant entrepreneur creating a successful housing business for newcomers in Canada.
  • Steve's perspective on bootstrapping versus funding for startups, emphasizing the importance of having established systems before seeking significant financial investment.

Steve's insights are not only reflective of his personal growth but also serve as valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs. His emphasis on mentorship, resilience in the face of adversity, and strategic business planning resonates throughout the discussion, offering actionable advice for listeners.

You can find out more about Steve at:

#EntrepreneurialSuccess, #RealEstate, #MentorshipMatters, #BusinessGrowthStrategies
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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 1:23pm PDT

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan, a Certified Financial Planner, who shared some incredible insights and advice that you won't want to miss. Here are three key takeaways from our conversation:

1️⃣ Find Your Passion: Bryan emphasized the importance of regularly evaluating what you are truly passionate about. Take the time to have deep conversations with yourself and reflect on whether you are on track to achieving what you ultimately want in life. It's crucial to align your actions with your passions and make adjustments along the way.

2️⃣ Information vs. Wisdom: With the abundance of information available today, it's essential to exercise caution. Bryan highlighted that not all information out there is backed by wisdom. While technology has made information accessible to everyone, it's crucial to seek out credible sources who can provide valuable insights. Don't just rely on opinions from unverified sources.

3️⃣ Balance and Fitness: Bryan shared his personal experience of how maintaining a healthy work-life balance positively impacted his productivity. He explained that engaging in physical fitness activities, such as training for an Ironman, reenergized both his physical and mental well-being. It's a reminder of the importance of taking care of ourselves holistically to achieve optimal performance in all areas of life.

I hope these takeaways resonate with you as much as they did with me. This episode is packed with valuable advice, and I highly encourage you to listen to the full conversation. 

Bryan Kuderna is a certified financial planner and one of New Jersey's top 10 financial professionals of 2021. He is the host of the Kuderna podcast and the author of the book "What should I do with my money economic insights to build wealth amid chaos."

And don't forget to check out Bryan's book, "What Should I Do With My Money?" for even more valuable insights and guidance.

As always, thank you for your continued support and for being a part of our podcast community. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes coming your way soon!

#PodcastEpisode #FinanceTips #WorkLifeBalance #InvestmentAdvice #PersonalGrowth #Wisdom #Passion #Fitness #Entrepreneurship

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

In this episode, we had the pleasure of hosting an incredible guest, Tripp Parks, who specializes in fitness for individuals and has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Here are three key takeaways from this episode that I believe will resonate with all of you:

1️⃣ Personal Accountability and Responsibility: Tripp emphasized the importance of taking ownership of our health and wellness. In a world where community and ethical standpoints have taken a backseat, it is up to us to prioritize our well-being and set an example for the next generation. Let's make personal accountability a priority and commit to taking care of ourselves so that we can better take care of others.

2️⃣ Emerging Trends in Aging and Fitness: Tripp shed light on an exciting development in the field of aging and fitness - pharmacogenomics. This groundbreaking study focuses on finding the best genetic matches for medications, reducing the occurrence of side effects and ensuring the right dosage. Imagine the impact this could have on improving medication experiences for individuals. Stay tuned as we explore this fascinating topic further!

3️⃣ The Power of Posture: Surprisingly, one of the most successful episodes of our podcast was centered around posture. Tripp shared valuable insights on how to improve posture, especially for the older demographic. With the rise of sedentary lifestyles and increased screen time, understanding how to maintain proper posture is crucial. So, if you've been wondering how to fix your posture or alleviate discomfort caused by sitting at a computer all day, this episode is a must-listen!

I hope these takeaways have piqued your interest and left you eager to dive into this episode. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on the wealth of knowledge and inspiration that Tripp brings to the table.

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on future episodes!

Happy listening and here's to your health and wellness journey! 🌟

Tripp Parks specializes in fitness for individuals and has achieved notable success in his career. He is the author of a book called Health Profiling, co-owns a Ascend Performance Training Center, and has his own podcast called Health or High Water. Tripp's ethos revolves around an individualized approach to health, prioritizing health at any age, and the importance of personal accountability for one's health. He also emphasizes the financial benefits of prioritizing health and the use of pharmacogenomics for personalized medication. Overall, Tripp's broad achievements and philosophy make him a respected figure in the field of fitness and health.

#PodcastEpisode #HealthAndWellness #FitnessJourney #PersonalAccountability #EmergingTrends #PosturePower #Inspiration #WellnessWednesday

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:01am PDT