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Season 2 Episode 9: Midlife Investments with Jhanel Wilson

Investing in real estate can feel intimidating, yet the opportunities are valuable once you grasp how they work. Real estate investor, Jhanel Wilson joins us to share how she has built her $12 million real estate empire over the last 19 years. Listen in as she shares how she got started with her first investment, what new investors need to know, and how to build a team that supports your investment opportunities.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Meet Jhanel (:51)

Common Misconceptions about Real Estate Investing (4:05)

Cash Flow in Real Estate Investing + Other Factors (6:57)

Improvements on a Budget (8:23)

Real Estate is Controlled by the Seller not the Market (10:18)

Finding the Right Realtor (11:51)

Getting Started in Investing in Real Estate (12:40)

No Money Strategies Exist (13:40)

Time to Retire (16:18)

The Journey to Retire (17:29)

Coaching & Instagram (18:14)

The Challenge in Construction & Advice for Managing Contractors (20:21)

Section 8 Housing (23:34)

Maintenance Team (25:38)

BRRRR Strategy (26:18)

Getting Approved for Fixer Uppers (27:20)

The Hardest Part: Construction & Finding a Crew (29:06)

Who Is Real Estate Investing For? (31:39)

Advice to Younger Self (36:41)

Connect with Jhanel

https://jhanelwilson.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jhanelwilson/

Season 2 Episode 8: Midlife According to the Cards with Jenna Matlin

Have you had tarot cards pulled for you before? In today’s episode, Jenna Matlin joins us to talk about her experience as an intuitive reader, along with the history of tarot. Listen in as she explains the dynamics between tarot and psychology, why people typically turn to tarot for the first time, and what impacts tarot can have on you in mid-life!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Jenna (1:06)

Intuitive vs Psychic & the Stereotypes (2:15)

Lucy & Jenna’s Introduction (4:06)

Jenna’s Talent of Connection & Tarot as a Whole Brain Activity (8:54)

The Psychology of Tarot (13:51)

Themes in When & Why People Turn to Tarot (18:47)

Patriarchal Language (24:30)

The International Line of “Crochetiness” (25:20)

Failure to Launch (29:35)

Feminism & the Workplace (33:11)

Rejecting Traditions in Midlife (37:45)

Choices in Women’s Lives (42:17)

Course Changes (45:18)

Tarot Card Expectations from Pop Culture (49:25)

History of Tarot (50:14)

Patterns in Tarot (53:46)

Reading Tarot (55:00)

Kitchen Sink Readings (1:05:41)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Book: Will You Give Me a Reading?

Connect with Jenna

IG: @jennamatlin

TT: @jennamatlin

Youtube: youtube.com/@jennamatlin8188

jennamatlin.com

Season 2 Episode 7: Midlife Plot Twists in the Movies, Pt. 1 with Scott Zielinski

It’s not often that I share my own midlife plot twists here on the podcast, but today, I’m introducing you to two of them, my newfound love for horror movies and my partner, Scott Zielinski. In this episode, Scott and I begin our two-part series on 10 horror movies that feature a midlife plot twist! If you’re a fan of horror films and plot twists, this episode was made for you! Spoiler alert… we do share a few spoilers throughout this episode.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Scott (:28)

Horror Movies & Mid Life Plot Twists (4:43)

1. Shaun of the Dead (6:43)

2. Serial Mom (15:51)

Ex Fest (23:18)

3. The Ladies Club (27:00)

4. Halloween H2O (34:50)

5. Hereditary (47:57)

Season 2 Episode 6: Growing from Midlife Pain with Kirsten Lewis Bethmann

As we get older, we hope things get easier, yet many of us face some of our worst fears during midlife. In today’s episode, Kirsten Lewis Bethmann joins us to talk about growing from midlife pain and experiences. Listen in as she shares how her life has shifted in the last two years, what experiences she’s had to overcome, and the growing process.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Kirsten (:25)

Kirsten’s Safari Trip (6:53)

Kirsten’s Age (13:14)

Kirsten’s Outlook on Life (15:08)

Why Kirsten Does What She Does & Childhood Amnesia (17:38)

Pruning in the Brain (20:50)

Traumatic Experience (25:29)

Photography Industry Wreck (32:16)

Becoming a Caregiver & Taking Care of a Parent (35:42)

Daughter’s Diagnosis (45:28)

Finding Love Again (53:11)

Fear of Judgement (1:09:00)

Redefining Chosen Family (1:13:40)

Advice to Younger Self (1:26:15)

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Connect with Kirsten:

kirstenlewisphotos.com

kirstenrebekahbethmann.com

@kirstenlphotog

Season 2 Episode 5: Midlife Financial Planning with Ashley Adams-Duncan

Have you financially prepared your loved ones for when you’re gone? It’s not something we like to think about or even consider until later in life. The truth is, it’s never to early to get life insurance! In today’s episode, Ashley Adams joins us to share about how her mother’s passing impacted her family, both emotionally and financially. The experience she had through her mother’s death led to a major career change in which she now advocates for life insurance as an agent. Listen in as Ashley shares why it’s important to obtain life insurance, the different types and policies that are available, and what she’d tell her younger self.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Ashley (1:08)

Major Life Events that Happened to Ashley (2:24)

Joining the Insurance Business (13:01)

Losing a Parent (26:20)

Types of Life Insurance (29:05)

Income in Retirement (36:38)

Phases of Life (45:20)

Advice to Younger Self (51:15)

Connect with Ashley:

Ashley A Adams Agent with NY Life FB Page

Email: [email protected]

Season 2 Episode 4: Midlife Diagnosis with Emily Zilber

Getting diagnosed with ADHD brings a lot of clarification and answers to a long-time struggle, but that diagnosiss doesn’t come lightly. In today’s episode, Emily Zilber joins us to share what it looked like to get diagnosed with ADHD in her 30’s. Through finding a community to getting access to resources, listen in as she shares her story.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Emily (1:33)

Multi-passionate with ADHD (5:38)

Individual Brain vs Societal Expectations (10:54)

“Optimally Functional” (13:33)

Living with ADHD (15:03)

Resources & Asking for Help (25:51)

Desire (32:47)

Resources (39:19)

Community (53:01)

Encouragement (55:11)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Nick Walker

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers

Emotional & Visual Processing Workshop

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman’s Walk in the Wild to Find Her Way Home

Mental Health Framing

How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing

Translating ADHD Podcast

Peer Coaching Community

Forever 35 ADHD Group

Connect with Emily:

https://www.avidgaze.com/

@avid_gaze

Season 2 Episode 3: Midlife Body Relationships with Latoya Dixon Smith

Our desires shift as our bodies change, which can cause problems with partners if we aren’t sure how to communicate with them. Latoya Dixon Smith of Greenville Boudoir joins us to share about her work not only as a boudoir photographer, but a sex doula. Listen in as Latoya explains what her role is as a sex doula and how she helps her clients, along with the approaches she takes and tools she uses in her practice!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Latoya (2:29)

What is a Sex Doula (6:25)

How Clients Are Exposed to Sex Doulas & Work With Them (8:15)

Tools Used as a Sex Doula (28:21)

Card Deck as a Boudoir Photographer and Sex Doula (31:02)

How Her Family Received Her Work (36:04)

Advice to Younger Self (51:27)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Sonya Renee Taylor

Amina Peterson of Atlanta Institute of Tantra

Krystal Taylor

Essence Article

Connect with Latoya:

instagram.com/latoyadixonsmith

greenvilleboudoir.co

facebook.com/groups/greenvilleboudoir

instagram.com/greenvilleboudoir

Youtube

Season 2 Episode 2: Finding a Mentor

While most of our conversations happen with those who are either approaching midlife or currently living in it, today’s guest isn’t quite there yet. Korie Mitchell joins us for today’s conversation to share how finding a mentor in her late twenties has impacted her personally and professionally. Now 30, Korie is able to reflect back on the power of mentorships in her life, how to approach finding the right mentor, and what to look for!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Korie (1:02)

Finding & Selecting Mentors (7:39)

Different Approaches from Mentors (14:30)

What She’s Learned in Her Mentorships (17:55)

Korie’s Business Goals (23:44)

Korie’s Personal Life Plans (25:40)

Finding a Mentor (29:22)

Investing in Business (39:20)

Money Mindsets (44:37)

Advice to Younger Self (56:20)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Tomayia Colvin

Momentum Mastermind

The Photo Cookout

Lucy’s Mentoring

Connect with Korie:

Ko rie Facebook

Storiedbykorie

Season 2 Episode 1: Midlife Mindset

Season two of Midlife Plot Twists is here! If you wondered where I’ve been, what’s been happening since our last episode aired, and what’s coming, this episode was made for you. This is my first episode since turning forty, so I’m getting a little personal about life, my business, and this podcast—along with the mindset shifts that have happened for me over the last few years!

About Me & My Career (:58)

The Next Phase of My Career (2:25)

Get Unstuck Mindset Coaching

The Professional Mental Health Community (7:00)

My Midlife Plot Twists (8:11)

  • Managing Business & Podcasting During a Pandemic
  • Marriage Separation
  • Loss of My Dad

Powering Through with Intention (9:30)

What is Mindset Coaching (10:05)

My Priorities (10:37)

Connection & Community

Mindset Coaching vs. Therapy (13:04)

Who’s the Right Fit? (19:39)

Photography (24:24)

The Podcast (25:11)

creativity

#013: Midlife Creativity – Rachel Mayer

Have you held yourself back from exploring your creativity to its fullest? Rachel Mayer, a Philadelphia based piano teacher, realized as she was approaching midlife that she’s never really taken chances or stepped outside of her comfort zone when she came to creativity—despite having an identity in creative arts.

Listen in as she shares how she decided to redirect the story she’d been telling herself her whole life. Rachel explains how she found a way to step out of her comfort zone, explore more creative avenues, and build confidence to write and produce her own music.

Get to Know Rachel (1:32)

Rachel’s Plot Twist (2:42)

About Rachel’s Music (19:38)

ASMR (30:55)

Isolated Vocals in Music (34:25)

Lucy’s Three Recommendations (37:00)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Women & Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology
Cover Song of You’re Still the One by Okay Kaya

Building Confidence (40:15)

Advice to Younger Self: Stay Awkward. (54:40)

Links
YouTube Channel
instagram.com/rachelmayermusic
Spotify
instagram.com/casual.societee