Oct 5, 2017
[Recap] Steven, Alan & Melissa recap Tuesday’s episode featuring Maresa Friedman. Maresa, or as she is known to many The Executive Cat Herder, is a high energy, higher impact business consultant focused on giving companies, (and entrepreneurs) the tools they need to reach goals they didn't even consider to be attainable.
[00:30] What’s Up, Creative Hustlers!
[00:55] Today we’re recapping Maresa Friedman.
[01:25] Another in-person podcast episode.
[02:13] Great security at the Scale Matrix & Launch Center.
[03:00] The in-person episode worked out well.
[03:16] Maresa is The Executive Cat Herder.
[04:00] She herds executives, she’s a hired gun.
[04:40] Maresa is kinda an efficiency expert.
[04:55] Melissa & Steve did something similar in the past.
[05:30] When there’s so many people and processes, it’s definitely like herding cats.
[05:55] Cats don’t listen well, and they’ll do it when they feel like it.
[06:20] You don’t hold up a goal, and people come running.
[07:00] What Maresa really does.
[07:40] Maresa connects celebrities to brands, and brands to celebrities.
[08:00] She’s got celebrities in her back pocket, because she’s got cats.
[08:33] Maresa is efficient with brands and celebrities.
[09:00] She’s not pimping out Usher.
[09:15] Why Steve chose Usher.
[10:10] Why Maresa is successful with celebrities and brands.
[10:20] Business improv classes
[10:30] Hot potato in Alan’s corner now.
[11:00] When Alan’s randomness in class is beneficial.
[11:17] What is business improv?
[12:30] Having business improv training helps you when you’re caught off guard.
[13:30] Melissa switched her mind from bartender to business, and now trying to balance the two.
[14:30] You can’t throw your colleague under the bus.
[14:55] Toastmasters isn’t just giving speeches, but also getting over stage fright.
[15:40] Topics master picks people to read a question, and then answer it.
[16:50] The first time Steven came to toastmasters.
[18:05] Melissa asked Steven to come up on stage and speak.
[19:00] Steven’s question was, “If you could one wish for someone in this room, what would it be?”
[19:48] The speaker before had to do for himself first, and was in a rough time so Steven wished him to get his shit together.
[21:00] Steven was actually nervous during this speech.
[21:40] What’s a pregnant pause?
[22:28] If Steven & Melissa weren’t leaving in a few weeks, Steven would join a toastmasters group.
[24:00] Steven & his old partner did improv together.
[24:35] Sometimes having improv training can make it over-salesy.
[25:40] You need skills for speaking on your feet.
[26:30] People can know their audience SO well they script their audience.
[27:40] Steven improv’d a whole play in Spanish.
[28:10] Maresa said, “I will give you my time, if you give me your focus.”
[28:55] There’s a lot of people who reach out, but they don’t give any focus.
[29:28] People ask for advice, but they don’t really want it - Melissa’s example.
[30:00] Shout out to Mike Gonsalves, about not being committed because their MIND wasn’t in the right place.
[31:25] Where’d the third person come from?
[32:30] Excuses, excuses, and unsolicited advice.
[33:15] There’s an infographic about the amount of clients that take Alan’s advice, vs. the people who make excuses.
[34:00] Consider me a team member, and just consider my advice!
[34:53] If I give you my time, you HAVE to give me your focus! You’re going to get unsolicited advice.
[35:46] If you come to Melissa, you’re gonna get the action you might not be ready for.
[37:10] It was like herding cats throughout this whole episode!
[37:35] Sometimes you forget about the spiritual side of the business.
[38:45] All Maresa’s info is in the show notes!
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[39:44] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle