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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How a podcast can help create deep connections
  • Where an introvert found her public speaking confidence
  • How to become an expert in almost any field

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Laurie Solgon is a podcaster, blogger, software engineer, and web designer who has worked at various Fortune 500 companies.

She established the Social Sidekick podcast in 2015 having lost her job.

Whilst looking for a new job, Laurie realised that her journey could help others who desired to be their own boss too.

In this episode, Laurie reveals how she transitioned from computer professional along to creative entrepreneur and why she’s decided to write a book about letters between her parents, from the war, for herself.

Hear where Laurie, although a self-proclaimed introvert, finds her confidence for public speaking and how podcasting has helped her to navigate an ever-evolving life journey following her curiosity.

Also, what ideas Laurie would give for those looking to find their own destiny.

“You have to have that positive self-talk” – Laurie Solgon

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Mastering her own destiny

[00:41] Introducing Laurie Solgon from the Social Sidekick podcast.

[01:30] Laurie shares more about her own story.

[02:50] Attending Wordcamp, a WordPress conference.

[04:00] Mastermind groups and Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.

[05:28] Cliff Ravenscraft.

“Staying focussed is really hard” – Laurie Solgon

Studying and social media

[06:34] Volunteering her social media skills.

[08:41] Laurie shares when she came up with the idea of her podcast.

[12:36] Reinventing the spiel.

[13:58] Turning the negative into a positive.

[14:24] Laurie shares a story about when she was studying and sleeping in her car.

“You have to be disciplined” – Laurie Solgon

Success

[16:38] What success means to Laurie.

[17:26] Love letters from the war.

[18:04] How to become an expert.

[19:44] Laurie shares the biggest shift in her own mindset.

“Nobody’s in control of my success of failure but me” – Laurie Solgon

Becoming an expert

[21:04] How Laurie stays focussed.

[21:04] The Evernote application.

[22:02] Writing down goals with deadlines.

[23:40] Being unhappy with her job.

[26:15] Using her networking skills to find work.

[27:20] The challenge of keeping skills fresh in employment.

“You cannot be afraid to take risks” – Laurie Solgon

Podcasting and being introvert

[28:24] Creating deep connections.

[31:15] Guests on Laurie’s podcast show. Kelly Roach

[32:53] StreamingChurch.tv

[33:30] Go For No.

[34:24] Getting up in front of people to speak. Being adopted.

“The competition can be really stiff” – Laurie Solgon

Finding confidence and public speaking

[35:56] Where Laurie gets her inner confidence from.

[36:26] Toastmasters.

[39:50] Faking it to make it.

[40:28] What Lauries has learned from her podcast guests.

[42:50] What ideas Laurie would give for those looking to find their own destiny.

“Sometimes you have to give it away for free before you can charge for it” – Laurie Solgon

Finding your own destiny

[44:40] Why it’s important to take some risks.

[46:03] Laurie shares details of the new book she’s creating about her family.

[49:25] Why Laurie is creating this book for herself.

[50:46] What inspiring and motivating Laurie right now.

[52:23] What Laurie is grateful for today (and it’s not the news!)

[53:20] Where you can find out more about Laurie.

“There’s such a wealth of experience that you can get from other people just by sitting there and talking to them” – Laurie Solgon

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