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Work at Home RockStar Podcast

Are you a Work @ Home RockStar or do you want to be one? Host Tim Melanson interviews self-employed Home Business "RockStars" to learn how they have built their businesses from the comfort of their own home.
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Nov 27, 2023

Are you running your business, or is your business running you? In this episode, Tim is joined by Tanya Alvarez, the founder of OwnersUP. They dive headfirst into entrepreneurship, addressing the importance of a solid support system and setting firm boundaries. They talk about how to increase the efficiency in your business operations through the right tools and delegation. They also discuss “Power Up," a program designed to help you stay on track and develop success habits. 

 

Who is Tanya Alvarez?

Tanya Alvarez is a self-made entrepreneur, traveler, and athlete who overcame a rare health condition to achieve remarkable success. She founded her own ad agency in New York at age 25, using credit cards as her initial capital, and generated a million-dollar revenue in her first year. Tanya also explored 42 countries around the world, and participated in challenging endurance events such as the Boston and NYC Marathons and a Half Ironman. Despite having a brittle bone disorder, she never let it stop her from pursuing her passions and dreams. 

Now, Tanya is the founder and CEO of OwnersUP, a platform that helps other entrepreneurs scale their businesses and live their ideal lives through accountability sprints and coaching. Tanya Alvarez is not just a business owner but a life owner who inspires others to do the same.

 

Connect with Tanya Alvarez:
Web: https://ownersup.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyaownersup/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Ownersup 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ownersup 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ownersup 

Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/ownersup 

 

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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar 

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 



In This Episode:

[0:43] Tanya's good note

[3:07] Setting work-from-home boundaries

[4:48] The bad note

[8:42] Cutting off a longtime client

[14:49] Setting up a team

[16:30] Hiring guidelines

[20:48] Delegating tasks to team members

[25:10] Tools and instruments

[30:32] Managing spending and tasks to delegate

[35:51] Guest solo

[38:43] Where to learn more about Tanya

[38:58] Outro

Nov 20, 2023

In this episode, Tim talks with Dr. Keith McNally, an expert in educational leadership. They discuss how reaching out to his LinkedIn network during the isolation of the COVID lockdown sparked an incredible journey of transformation. They talk about the transformational journey of coaching, the deconstruction of old beliefs about success, and the new ideals people seek. Their discussion turns towards leadership and into Dr. McNally's book, Walking the Path - A Leader’s Journey. 

 

Who is Dr. Keith McNally?

Dr. Keith McNally is a leadership coach, published author, and STEM advocate. He specializes in bringing like-minded people together in conversation to make a real impact. 

Dr. McNally’s YouTube channel is dedicated to conversations with people who have made personal and professional transformations and want to share their stories with the world. His new series, The Envision Speakers Series, focuses on emotional and psychological well-being. 

Dr. McNally brings groups of people together to discuss topics such as suicide, aging, toxic work environments, fitness and exercise, and personal habits that make life worth living. 

 

Connect with Dr. McNally:

Web: https://www.drkeithmcnally.com/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrKeithMcNally 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkeithmcnally/ 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/keith.mcnallyedd.7 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrKeithMcNally 

 

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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar 

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 



In This Episode:

[0:00] Intro

[0:50] Keith's good note

[7:40] Transitioning to something new

[10:38] What do coaches do?

[14:56] Walking on burning coals

[16:25] Building an audience

[19:46] What has the podcast done for Keith

[24:20] His guest solo

[28:03] Where to find Keith's book

[28:30] Where to learn more about Keith

[29:10] Outro




Nov 13, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work from home, the challenges that come with it, and how to balance it all? Get ready to unravel these mysteries as Tim interviews our accidental entrepreneur guest, Joe D'Eramo. With over two decades of experience, Joe has successfully transitioned from traditional office work to remote work. He shares his candid journey of facing a layoff, stepping into the freelance world, and discovering success.

Whos is  Joe D'Eramo?

Joe is a professional writer specializing in creating engaging and compelling content for various clients and industries. He has experience writing blogs, ebooks, newsletters, releases, articles, web, social, and more for B2B and B2C audiences. He also offers campaign planning, social media strategy, press releases, media pitches, radio spots, case studies, testimonials, biographies, and sales sheets.

Joe has worked with over 500 small business and corporate clients, producing high-quality copy that meets their needs and goals. He has also been the primary account manager for PR Works, a leading public relations firm, where he handled accounts for more than half of the firm’s clients. Joe has written articles for C-level executives at Arbella Insurance Company, one of the largest insurers in the region. He is also a partner in My Pinnacle Network, a B2B networking group he helped create and grow to over 150 members across Massachusetts.

Joe has a knack for generating publicity and exposure for his clients and himself. He has secured coverage on a local FOX affiliate for a local school superintendent who participated in a charity bike ride. Joe has co-authored and self-published a humorous book called Recipes for the Roommate-Impaired, which sold 700 copies out of a 1,000 print run. He has also penned a daily column for Emazing.com, a former Sony entity, that reached 10,000 subscribers.

 

Connect with Joe:

Web: http://www.hiroadcommunications.com
Blog: https://iworkfromhome.substack.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hiroadcommunications 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@deramojd 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JosephDEramo 

 

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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar 

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

[0:36] Joe's story of success
[3:10] What were his challenges of working from home?
[7:35] What's his bad note to learn from?
[13:01] How did he deal with other people in the house when he was working?
[17:45] What are the tools he used?
[20:45] The difference between the mindset of working at the office vs. at home
[24:45] What are his thoughts on AI tools?
[28:49] What's exciting about his business?
[31:58] Where can you learn more about Joe and his business?
[34:08] Outro

 

Nov 6, 2023

Are you ready to tap into your intuition and embrace the power of your inner guidance? In this episode, Tim interviews Naranjan Nota, a spiritual teacher, mentor, and guide from Bright Shining Light. She helps people align with their souls, enhance their intuition, and build confidence in using their energy gifts. The episode delves into the importance of following one's intuition, recognizing the quieter messages from the soul, and navigating the balance between external pressures and internal guidance.

 

Naranjan has spent over 20 years healing from traumatic experiences. Life experiences took her down a healing path where she delved into many modalities to heal my past karmic lifetimes revealed in daily life. During this time, she has learned astrology, essential oils, numerology, Chakra, ayurvedic medicine, and women’s health. Naranjan believes in continuously learning and growing as a part of life; she embraces it fully. Her curiosity to learn is not only from a mental level but also bringing spirituality a harmonious balance. Naranjan has aligned in partnerships and received recognition for her coaching and life skills experience.

 

Connect with Naranjan:
Web: https://brightshininglight.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/BrightShiningLight1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naranjannota/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/naranjan.nota/

 

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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

 

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar

 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:45] Naranjan’s good note

[2:12] Guide or intuition vs. another source

[4:40] The bad note that we can learn from

[7:41] The tools that Naranjan uses in her business

[9:19] The importance of stepping away from busy environments to reconnect with intuition and inner wisdom

[11:21] She shares her approach to finding mentors and coaches, emphasizing intuitive guidance

[20:59] The significance of maintaining a clean and minimalistic jam room for energetic flow and creativity

[28:17] Exciting developments in her business, including hosting retreats and promoting gratitude practices

[29:16] Her most ideal clients

[31:40] Outro

 

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