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Honestly Lisa

♥Honestly Lisa is a Pu Pu Platter of my life. Once a week I will conduct(formal I know) interviews with everyone from family,, guru's, exboyfriends, childhood friends, thought leaders and maybe even Oprah in search of who I am and what I'm supposed to be. when I grow up. There is salty language, talk of sex , feelings, and spiritual stuff. So you may not want to listen in front of the kids or your coworkers. Love Bites are audio clips based on real conversations from my love life, featuring my friend Robbie Rist, who plays every man who has graced my path. Men Are People Too, where I interview a variety of men; comedians, actors, musicians, artists, writers, computer programmers, yoga guru's, to gain a sometimes hilarious and sometimes serious perspective on how men see love, sex and relationships from their side of the ship. Ladies, you will learn so much about men! Listen in and hear the truth. And sometimes I will just share random musings on life, love, fashion and food or anything else that strike my fancy. And that’s the magpie.
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Feb 28, 2017

Planning for the worst

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 
Feb 24, 2017

Organizing my website, opt-ins, making sure people who've signed up for my mailing list are getting what they sign up for!

We're using a project management collaboration software called Asana. Great place to manage any project, get everyone organized in one space. 

"Kind of like a refrigerator for your business." - Lisa

"When tasks start to fall off, I get the jitters." -Meghan

"It's like looking at an SRA test, or one with all the little dots in it." - Lisa

"It's as simple as a to-do list" - Meghan 

"This not so much helps you, but if you want to hire other people" - Meghan

"Before you hire a team, you have to get your business out of your head." - Meghan

"A client can be so ephemeral, how can you talk about it?" -Meghan

Emotional resistance camps:

  1. afraid to put it out there. It can't fail if it never get's out there in front of people.
  2. perfection mentality. when you're working on your own stuff, you're so close to it.

New team member orientation: elevator pitch, ladders, marketing, etc...

Goal: Everything we build for you, the information will live here.

"If there's order in this part of my life, then I can handle whatever life throws at me." -Meghan

"If I've had a bad day, I'll come home and straighten up. It will put me in a calm." - Meghan

PRO TIPS:

GET SPECIFIC Chunk down to-do list into infinitely small tasks.

There are a lot of repetitive tasks, so to-do lists become an easier task.

Weekly operations task list: What has to happen? break it down smaller, dig deeper into the task and assign it to the day.

When other things come up! 

Some people shift their whole day

Some people take the call that comes in and have a space to put schedule that in. 

make a list of likes and dislikes to figure out what you maybe can take off your plate.

SOP - Standard operating procedure : maybe you can't do every job, so you write something as a guide for someone. After orienting the new hire you create a system to make sure they are set up for success and then maybe some of those training wheels will be removed at some point once trust is established.

WOTL - Weekly operation task list

Asana - Hub, WOTL, goals 

Keep the business running and grow the business

Keep a running list of goals, then refine it down and make formal goals.

Superstitious about planning.

"There are certain things you can't plan! It's really good that we've found each other" - Meghan

Here are the goals, here is a project that will accomplish some of these goals.

For example:

Goals:

monetize Honestly Lisa

more list building

launch the course

strategic marketing plan

Project that will accomplish some or all of those goals:

Launch Course Be Silly Now

KICKING OFF

What is it that we're going to be doing

whats the description

what start date/timeline

what requirements to launch? (in this case, what do we need to clean up?)

Once you've decided to make it a project, you create an area for it.

Technicals, how to do's, detailed specific tasks.

 

Making relationships with clients. Building a tribe.

"I have all of these things done, they're just out of order." - Lisa

NOW WHAT!>!>! Where do I start?

Deciding deadlines - and starting right away - going straight down the list. 

When you notice what things you don't want to do, you figure out who you want to bring on. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO THIS WEEK TO HELP ME MOVE FORWARD

Decide when you want to launch.

Looking at the task list, what would you prefer to hire out.

List building campaign: have facebook ad campaign starting on the 10th to collect email addresses/advertise e book

TWO TASKS FOR LISA FOR THE NEXT WEEK

  1. Think about course launch, who you want to have helping with it
  2. Write out your task list for the week, normal to-do list (so we can break it down)

task ideas: brainstorm ideas, decide on an idea

Videos : cataloging, scheduling when and where they go out. What has to happen to them before they go out? intro tags? what copy has to accompany them?

Start to notice what happens weekly. Repeatable tasks.

"Breaking the tasks down will enable you to do the work-that's planning!" - Meghan

Biggest takeaway: Breaking things down to a manageable level.

 

Download the Be Silly Now Ebook for free 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2017

I'm just trying to understand why they voted for Trump. 

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 17, 2017

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 17, 2017

Lisa Orkin feat. Jennifer Vally

I admit that this episode is ripe with name dropping, and might not be very deep. But it was good to talk to someone who I feel is a contemporary of mine as well as someone who was in the same shoes. 

Ye Olde News starring Robbie Rist as Benjamin Franklin

We've known each other at least 20 years. We met at LA Cabaret.

"We were both young mothers who wanted to be comedians." - Lisa

"I had so much more energy when I had little kids to get me up on stage" - Lisa

"If my butt can stick out farther than my belly, I'm good." - Lisa

Trying to find contemporaries. Young brunette mothers. Not a lot of women in the comedy venues. We felt like we were pretty unusual.

"Will you drive me to my gig? I'll let you be my opening act" - Jennifer on how she got her first paid comedy gig.

"You get up when it's dark, don't you?" - Jennifer 

Thinking about doing Roast Battle at the Comedy Store

Jennifer was in theatre when she was growing up, moved and did some summer theatre, then moved to LA and did sketches and got into comedy.

"You couldn't get on stage unless you wrote something for yourself" - Jennifer on being a woman in sketch theatre.

"I know what's funny now, it's a science" - Lisa

"I'm not sure I know why people laugh, but I know what will make them laugh." - Lisa

"I speak with my ex too. We have kids!" - Jennifer

We got more done when we had little kids. FYI to the millenials, kids do not change your lifestyle. "I had a cleaner house and I got way more done" - Lisa

Babs - Our dear Babs. A woman in her 40s when we were young comediennes. She had children and she was a comic and writer all along.

Contemporaries: Maria Bamford , Zach Galifianakis, Chelsea Handler, Heather (Chelsea's writer)

"I felt like I couldn't compete because I was a mom" - Lisa

Don't sleep with comics. Even if you're the opposite sex, there's still the competitive vibe. 

Going pee outside, trying not to pee on my shoes.

Tree People - bathrooms that are dark because of motion sensor lights.

Being safe in a creepy neighborhood, keep a frying pan in your car.

Can you bury your pets just anywhere?

"Cremate me and sprinkle me at fryman or the shoe department..." - Lisa, after I die.

"I will not shop in stores where I don't believe in their practices." - Jennifer

not macy's too! And bed bath and beyond. "I wanted an instapot, but I guess I'll just get it off amazon" - Lisa

"Amazon prime is like my boyfriend" - Lisa

We went to the women's march! 

Marla Maples - more beautiful in person, still! 

Favorite signs at the women's march

"Keep abortions safe and legal Trump / ABORT TRUMP"

"Without immigrants, Trump would have no wives"

Hollywood is such a small world, but not even within Hollywood. Weirdest connections.

Pregnant by choice, photoshoot pregnant with an american flag. "The reluctant madonna"

I want to do comedy again, but I don't want to jump through the hoops, I've already done that.

Set List

Auditioning for America's got talent, like they wanted her to have a gimmick. Wanted her to be a grandmother, feeling pigeon holed as a woman in a certain between age stage.

VERBAL RORSCHACH! 

Taco - Tuesday

Table - Top

Love - Hate

Beans - Cheese

Sushi - Stinky

Grass - Smoke

Forest - Trees

Horse - Hair

Bucket - Pail

Do you have a bucket list? No.

How long is her bucket list? It makes it sounds like she's dying!

"Well I did that, I'm done now" - Lisa about her grandfather

What's your favorite bush?

Barbara. Of all the bushes, she's better than an Oleander.

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

Feb 14, 2017

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 10, 2017

It's so hard for me to get organized. I've always been the messy desk girl.

I've hired Meghan Dicklin from Magnetize Projects to help me get my life in order at 54.

This is part one!

 

"If I can get it together, anyone can get it together" - Lisa

We're going to meet over the course of a few months.

Start with a questionnaire, which Lisa stumbled through - "Forms freak me out!!" - Lisa

Why you're in business? Who you're serving? What you're passionate about? Where do you want to go?

Megan is going to help me with my two businesses. "I'm a bit of a unicorn"-Lisa

"How do we make sure the important things get done" - Meghan

"#squirrelsyndrome - We all fall victim to that" - Meghan

"I'm not going to ignore getting my nut." Lisa

Meghan uses Asana as a business hub. Lisa has used this before but fell off the wagon without proper guidance.

"This all sounds really great and freaks me out a bit" - Lisa

Business growth / standard operational tasks

weekly operations - what needs to happen

what time is left?

how much time do we have left after standard operational tasks to give to growth?

"OMG I have to go do this now!" - Lisa

 

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

 

Feb 7, 2017

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

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