LTL 015: How to be better with Alaia Williams

Let’s Talk Legacy Episode 015: How to be better with Alaia Williams

Meet Alaia!

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In this episode you’ll learn exactly why our guest Alaia Williams (creator of the At the Helm Women and Business Conference) is known by thousands as the “Small Biz Swiss Army Knife.” She keeps it real, explaining why in this day and age — no matter what you’re doing, it’s not enough to just be different… you’ve got to be better. She also even reveals why your network is your net worth. Check it out!

You can listen to this episode in itunes or here

Alaia’s quote(s) to live by

“It’s very easy to be different, but it’s very difficult to be better.” – Jonathan Ive

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“Unique ceases to be special because we’re all unique.”

“Slightly different in the long-run doesn’t really matter… it’s about being better.”

“It’s funny how we can hear other people’s stories and adopt them as their own.”

“Your network is your net worth.”

Who’s your Shero?

Pamela Slim. I just love what she’s doing. I love her body of work. I love how she interacts with people. She’s so warm and caring and inclusive.

Kelly Alexander. She’s so smart, savvy and sharp…I love her energy. You say something to her and she has an answer in like half a second, and she’s a great connector.

I love how they both work to help others, and are also constantly working to improve themselves.

How would you define legacy?
I don’t have a true definition of it yet. I think it’s something that’s a work in progress and I’m really realizing the value and importance of it. I’m starting to see what my legacy is, but I’m still figuring out how to define that.

Alaia’s book recommendation
Your Network is Your Net Worth  by Porter Gale
Buy it. Read it. Love it.

Best advice from Alaia
Grow your network.

Invest in it. Take care of it.
Your network is like a garden. You have to plant the seeds, water it, and allow things to grow and then you can reap the benefits of it. I wouldn’t have accomplished half of the things I have done without my network.

Growing your network changes your life, and if you’ve grown a good one, it changes it for the better.

What Alaia’s excited about these days
The At the Helm podcast that just launched in December. I’m excited to share this information with the world and stir some new conversations and again get people to learn and walk away from each episode with something actionable and practical that people can use to improve their business and life.

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LTL 005: How to use Crazy to Your Advantage with Vasavi Kumar

Let’s Talk Legacy Episode 005: How to use Crazy to Your Advantage with Vasavi Kumar

Meet Vasavi!


Vasavi Kumar is often described as “your kick-in-the-pants guide en route to your desired destination.” A certified coach, Vasavi (SAY VAH-sahvee) holds dual master’s degrees in special education from Hofstra University and social work from Columbia University. She’s co-author of the bestselling book Succeeding in Spite of Everything, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and appears on NBC as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru” on Kansas City Live, and most recently on VH1s Basketball Wives where she coached one of the main stars of the show.

Contact Vasavi:
FB: Vasavi Kumar or
Twitter: here

In this episode, Vasavi Kumar keeps it real, by sharing exactly how to create opportunities in your life. Her advice, while counterintuitive, may be just the kick in the pants you need to start living your best life now. She also shares information on: why obstacles make you a warrior, how taking action is the antidote to suffering, and how to use “crazy,” to your advantage.

You can listen to this episode in itunes or here

Vasavi’s quote to live by
“Do it anyway.” – Vasavi Kumar

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“Keep it real.”

“Obstacles make you a warrior.”

“Everything we go through in our life primes us for exactly where we are now.”

“Action is the antidote to your suffering.”

“Crazy is not a bad thing at all. So use your “crazy” to your advantage.”

“Don’t wait for life to happen. Go make your life happen.”

Who’s your Shero?
My mother. She always told me, “I don’t compromise who I am for anybody.”
Lisa Nichols is my mentor and also one of my Sheros. She taught me how to stand on my story versus in my story.

How would you define legacy?
Leaving the world a better place than you experienced it.
Legacy for me is an everyday thing…it’s not about when you die. It’s every day. You leave a legacy every time you enter a place and exit a place…Don’t wait till you die to leave a legacy you can leave a legacy in every moment – every situation.

My book recommendation(s)
Why Smart People Hurt  by Eric Maisel

Best advice
You have to create opportunities for yourself. Opportunities do not just happen, you create them for yourself; and the way you create them, is by saying YES to things that you would normally say no to. Don’t wait for life to happen. Go make your life happen.

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