Let’s get shift faced! This week Blair and Theresa dive into all things transitions from work, seasons, employees to entrepreneurship and how planning will make them less challenging. Listen as Theresa shares about her 3-year transition from a corporate executive job to starting her own business. She highlights that transition and resilience often go hand in hand. And remember, there is an importance to trusting your intuition and following your gut, it allows you to take that leap into something new.
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Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which includes global wellness, entertainment, and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards, and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It, and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 best-selling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.
Theresa Lambert is a High-Performance Lifestyle and Success Coach, Speaker, and Bestselling Author of “Achieve with Grace: A guide to elegance and effectiveness in intense workplaces. She founded her coaching and consulting firm, Theresa Lambert Coaching & Consulting Inc., to help ambitious women succeed with more elegance and less struggle so they can lead with focus and nourish themselves to the top. Drawing from her nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and most recently her 6-year tenure as the General Manager of Nita Lake Lodge she brings both a real world view and proven applicable tools to support her clients. Theresa has been recognized as a business leader in Whistler’s Profiles of Excellence, featured in Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, and Beyourown, and spoken at Women in Hospitality Leadership events, including Empower Her. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Theresa now lives in Whistler, BC where you can most often find her on the golf course in the summer months or relaxing by a fireplace in winter.
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Ever wonder what success actually means? How do you get it? And how do you keep it?Theresa Lambert:
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golf pros to doctors, CEOs, entrepreneurs and spiritual mentors, we got together to meet with successful people from around the globe to dissect success for vibrant conversations and interviews. Make sure you click the subscribe button on the App Store. Because each week we will drop a new episode to bust through the myths around success and dissect its true meaning. Hello, hello, and welcome back to another episode of dissecting success. I'm really excited to talk about today's topic, which is going to be about transitioning, like transitioning from like a job to entrepreneurship, transitioning from post summer vibes back into the productive fall, transitioning from doing things a different way in your business, even maybe taking things online, or taking things back to in person, just all things transitions. And I think we've all been transitioning a lot in the last 18 months. But we don't always consciously think about transitions and what it looks like and what it means. And sometimes also don't really acknowledge all the things that we go for, as we transition. So this is going to be a fun one blast thoughts rolling in, I know you're going to die to say something because I can see it.Blair Kaplan-Venables:
So transitions. That's the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. And I was thinking about transitions, you know, we're in a transition of seasons, from you know, back from like, everyone working from home transitioning back to an office. I've had a lot of meetings recently if people have transitioned from being like employees to entrepreneurs. And I also want when I talk about the word transition, I think about the word resilience, and I feel like there is part of them that go hand in hand together. And I think some transitions are really long and slow and drawn out. And some just happened like in a blink of an eye because they have to, and some are really graceful and some are sloppy as fuck. And I've had a lot of transitions in my life, a lot of those like, awkward Bermuda Triangle in between times while transitioning from one thing to the next. And I think we should talk about it. Because you know, especially with social media, we only see the good stuff. But we don't talk about all the messy stuff that happens in the background. And you know, Teresa, and I come from such different backgrounds and threes, that's what I love about you is you transitioned from a really, really successful corporate career to entrepreneurship, and transform similar like what you were doing, which was management, which is similar to coaching into coaching, and I have woven all over the place, my business is 13. And sometimes I've had jobs while building my business. Sometimes my business was, you know, only a few hours a week, sometimes it's 50 hours a week, and I'm in a really great spot right now. But there's still transitions, because it's not just with business, it's about life, like changing cities, like I just moved across the province. And I transitioned and now I have to transition my whole business community, you know, my in person, business community and transitioning. And I'm just thinking a lot about that, because the seasons are changing, the leaves are changing color here, unless you're somewhere warm, that doesn't get fall. And, you know, I think we're in this big state of shift. And I've said this before, shift faced. Let's get a little shift face. And I want to talk about transition. So why don't you maybe, Teresa, why don't you walk us through some of the transitions you've had in life, like the need to transition and, you know, kind of how did you prepare and what was happening on the outside and the inside? And how did you know it was time to make a transition?Theresa Lambert:that decision in the fall of:Blair Kaplan-Venables:we've been together for about:Theresa Lambert:
your God always knows intuition always wins. You know, I think that is a big, big thing. And it's interesting that you're bringing this up and and you know, you've made the shift like that transition from you know, full time entrepreneurship actually going back to being an employee, then going back to doing both then, you know, understanding like that there is shift and it's kind of like the tide moving in and out. And, but it always comes back and I think that's why sometimes you just know, like, we can know things without knowing things. It's like, you know, like, I know that my business is going to be incredibly successful. I know that I will have a multi million dollar business I know it's going to happen. I can't tell you when and some days I can't even tell you howBlair Kaplan-Venables:
it gets it seems implausible. It's momentum it's going to happen because of momentum Theresa,Theresa Lambert:
it is going to happen because of momentum. But like it's, it's you know, I think in the messiness of it all we can get lost in our heads and our heads like to make logic of things and sometimes the decisions we make from intuition to ones that you know, you fought through logically and you you're not always going to pull, pull your calculate out and be like, Oh, if I'm gonna leave this door, If I can make this much for my clients, then I'm going to be fine, right? Like, sometimes we see, hey, actually, I can do more and be more without the job, right? Like when we're talking transition. And other times, we're like, you know what, right now getting that job feels really comfortable. And I've actually had, you know, again, like, I had one of my one to one clients, we had this conversation today, and, and I said, you know, if it feels good, to have a job, while you're building your business, while you're gaining the momentum, then maybe that's worth doing. Because you can always quit the job, right? Like, you can always quit a job when you're ready. And so I love that you share that, but also that you shed both sides, you know, sometimes we feel the confident not, and then we're doing it, but then our business naturally grows to a point where like, you know what I'm out. And then other times, we're in situations that really aren't good for us. where we are, you know, in your case, like, that was a very, very horrible environment to be in. And you know, that could happen to you not just at a job that could be in a relationship that you you're in, that could be maybe the relationship you have with yourself, right? It's not always other people, like, we can be our own worst critic that time, right. But sometimes, we also need to decide to drop, right to drop the we used to get brave and get shift faced again, and make a bold move and make a change that that moves into a new direction. And I think that that is really key for everybody that's listening to know is that it's not always the clear old answer, there isn't always like, you know, it's like you can know without knowing and at the same time be scared shitless that you'll shift facing, is going to go horribly wrong. Right. So I think what I love about it is that it really brings color to life, right? Because otherwise, like, I mean, think about this, if we would know that every move we've ever made ball shift facing through life wouldn't have been as vibrant and colorful and fun. If we would have known that it was all gonna work out. I don't know. I mean, for me, that's a fucking No, because I'm pretty sure I would not be here talking to you. If I would have made logical, calculated decision.Blair Kaplan-Venables:, like:Theresa Lambert:
I love that we're having a tailgate party, that is such a good thing of saying, We're getting ready for like the bike game, like and we're already playing to win. You know, that's about where, like having a really good time having a tailgate party, right? Like, I think that oh my god, I mean, what do I even start with all? He just said,Blair Kaplan-Venables:
I wish you would have known me whenBlair Kaplan-Venables:
I was like younger and like not, you know, when I was young, wild and free.Theresa Lambert:
Oh my god. I mean, like, like, let's just face it. Like, I was like, I had black hair. And I was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. And my motto was life's a bitch. So I think life's changed a lot in the last like, actually 18 years. So like, you know, I like, I sometimes laugh when I see photos of myself, but we would do the same thing we would, you know, we go out, get ready when we'd party all night and from God, right? Like, nobody goes to the clubs until like, 1am. So you know, my God, that's so late. Now I'm like, how could I ever really be out? But yeah, and I would work, I worked in nightclubs. I was a bartender, like, I was hanging with the cool kids. You know, I was kind of one of those people that I was on every guest lives. People wouldn't know me. It's my friends. But it's because I sold Rosen. Yeah. And it was fun. It was really, really freaking fun. And so a lot has shifted and transitions, you know, since then. But I think again, right, like, bringing this back full circle with how we started this conversation is that I think when you're willing to transition, when you're willing to do something new, when you're willing to try when you're willing to listen to your gut and make the decision that maybe it doesn't make that much sense, right? In the moment, you get to experience life in a much different way. And the lessons learned in hindsight, are so powerful, like the lessons learned, and hindsight is so powerful. And when we look back, and I shared this this morning, or she with a group of people, when we look back and reflect, and you know, I'm a huge like reflector, I'm like, every month, you get to reflect on your month, and you got to draw the lessons, and you get to let go of what doesn't work, and you get to really learn. But when we do that, right, like, we get to make better choices the next time, right like this last two weeks, like, I haven't been feeling like super well, like, I've been moving through a shitstorm while being shift faced. And, you know, what I realized was that I'm in the middle of a launch of launched, which we spoke about a couple of weeks ago. And I was going to run a master class and this happened. bled, this happened, the exact same thing happened in May. And I felt off and I went ahead and I ran a master class. And it wasn't as like the way I wanted it to be. And like I beat myself up. And I remember making this decision that I wasn't going to do that again. And that next time I will listen to my intuition that saying, you know what, just change it up. Just change it up. You don't have to do anything you don't want to do, right. But it feels safe for us to continue to follow the plan. And so sometimes, when you make the plan, you got to trust that when it's time to throw away the plan, and just shift face, it's a really fucking good choice and use that as the beginning. resilience and shift facing and transition go hand in hand. And that is it right there. Every time we shift face, every time we transition every time we allow ourselves to like, you know, get ready for the game. Every time we up our tailgating game, right like every time we like add another like cozy chat by the tailgate. We're getting ready. But we're also embracing the process and the journey above all else, because we know we'll be getting in there like we know like game on, people game on,Blair Kaplan-Venables:
game on like, put your favorite jersey on. Pull up a lazy boy chair, pop some popcorn game frickin on. Okay, so, you know, Patrice, and I've been messaging back and forth about like we're ending. This is the last month of the third quarter. We're going in For the last quarter of the year, and I think it's actually scrapped that I know it's going to be amazing. I know it's going to be extremely fruitful. I know. Because you know, what I'm doing right now is I've been resting. I've been resting, like, you know, when you work out, you're supposed to not work out the same muscles every day, you have to let them rest because that's how they, you know, they repair and get bigger. And that's actually what I've been doing. I've had a very aggressive year, lots of loss, very awesome business successes. But I took the summer to rest to move to reset to plant some roots. And Theresa, and I have some really awesome things happening in the fall, including another launch of momentum. Like I can't even believe that we're coming up to ending our first cohort. Like where has the time gone?Theresa Lambert:
Yes, six months. That's finishing the end of October. So yeah, we're like in the month five, which is crazy. When we think that momentum was a media conversation less than 10 months ago,Blair Kaplan-Venables:
and we just got shift faced and made it happen. And you know, and that was because we had a conversation on patio on her deck on Teresa's deck about success. And I said, girl, we got to put this on the podcast, these conversations are good to people reaching out to you guys do group coaching, do you do you know coaching? And we looked at each other and said, Yeah, we do. We built momentum. We actually also do two to one coaching if momentum is not right for you, but you're probably like, Whoa, Blair, Teresa, what is momentum, you can go to Teresa Lambert coaching comm backslash momentum, you can learn more about it, we're accepting only 10 people, it's a very intimate coaching program. It's a business accelerator, where, you know, we're going to start filling our spots. But you know, some of the wins we've had from the people that have been in this cohort, the amazing humans is you know, getting them featured in Forbes, launching their businesses up leveling their businesses, helping them with their social media content, ad strategies on Facebook, and so many other amazing things. And you know, Teresa and I have reef, like, our knowledge is so deep and so different, that it's so complimentary. So soon, we're gonna start sharing some of the wins and testimonials from our first cohort. But if you've been following along to the 38 episodes, or you're just listening for your first time or whatnot, and you want in, we want you in we want you and so you know, hit up Teresa's website, check out momentum.Theresa Lambert:
Yeah, and now is the time to get in because we got presale happening till the end of September. So price is going to go up so if you know that you're interested, head to the page. And you know, you can always connect with us as well you know, if you want to jump on a call with Plan A and, and want to have a chat to see if this is a fit. Or maybe you're like maybe I want more, maybe I want more one to one time and actually have you to help me build my you know, business one to one, then reach out to us but yeah, pricing is going to go up these 10 spots are gonna go it's an incredible program. And like Blair said, like, I didn't even know like our combined together It's ridiculous.Theresa Lambert:her so you can literally stop:Blair Kaplan-Venables:
It's gonna be a good one. Well, you know what? It's been fun getting shit faced with all of you. I really hope that this conversation inspired you to make a change, follow your gut. really listen to those feelings you have, you know, we're here for you. We're here to inspire you edge Obtain you help you up level give you the velocity that you need to take your business to the next level. give you that momentum. And it is Blair and Teresa here. Thank you for dissecting success with us this week case.Theresa Lambert:
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