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Empty Nest Empires Episode 24: How to Make Extra Money From Home THIS WEEK with Ernestine Tebong-Spreemann

Empty Nest Empires Episode 24: How to Make Extra Money From Home THIS WEEK with Ernestine Tebong-Spreemann

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Ernestine Tebon-Spreemann had her first experience with making extra money by selling mangoes at age 8 in Camaroon, West Africa. She has been hooked on the side hustle ever since. Fast forward to now, and she transformed her failing brick and mortar consignment shop into an online shopping experience on the Poshmark app. Still working her 9 to 5 job, Ernestine believes everyone can and should have a way to make money on the side. In this interview, she will inspire you to find things in your own closet to begin a side hustle selling what you no longer need or wear. Who knows? This may develop into a great income, or even a full time reselling business! (FYI, Ernestine makes about $1,000 for every $200 she spends at a thrift store.) You might want to click here to download the Poshmark App so you can follow along while we chat about this.

Ernestine tells us all her tips – including how to price your items, how to prepare them to sell – and how she catalogs and stores over 800 items in her very small house… and how she can find them again after they have sold!

Let’s learn how to do this together! Join the Side Hustle Challenge going on RIGHT NOW here: tamiromani.com/hustle You could earn $200 to $1,000 or more by Saturday!

Connect with Ernestine on her Poshmark Shop, Love That!:  https://poshmark.com/closet/lovethat

Podcast listeners save 20% by making her an offer of 20% off and mentioning TAMI in the comments.

Ernestine on Instagram: @lovethatposh https://www.instagram.com/lovethatposh/

and @ernestinespreemann  https://www.instagram.com/ernestinespreemann/

Ernestine on Facebook: Love That! Designer Consignments  https://www.facebook.com/Lovethatdesignerconsignments

Reach Ernestine by Email:  lovethatconsignments@gmail.com

Check out Tami’s Poshmark store here: https://poshmark.com/closet/blondemonium 

How to Have Confident Brilliance with Renita D. Terry (Empty Nest Empires Podcast, episode 20)

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Renita has always introduced herself as a 5th generation educator and 3rd generation musician. While she has years of experience in the corporate world, she is now driven to transition out of that role and help others design a life of Confident Brilliance.

Renita says in order to show up for the world, we all need to operate from a place of confidence, in spite of the fact that we all may fight imposter syndrome. To practice showing up is what gives you confidence. 

In this episode, Renita says that we all are probably more brilliant than we realize. She lays out steps to unlock that brilliance in a way that makes sense for everyone. Whether you are in a time of transition and exploring your options, or you know the direction you are going and just need to connect with your brilliance on a deeper level of confidence, you’ll enjoy this interview with Renita D. Terry.

Renita says it’s important to ask yourself these two questions:

Where have you shown up lately?

Where do you show up on a consistent basis?

Renita says the goal to showing up consistently is to create a system.

Here are some books mentioned by Renita in this episode:

Show Your Work! By Austin Kleon  https://amzn.to/32zZWwT

Linchpin: Are you Indispensable? By Seth Godin  https://amzn.to/32FLROA

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff  https://amzn.to/32wGy3M

Mastery by Robert Greene  https://amzn.to/2T8Hto1

Be sure to reach out to Renita and let her know you heard her on the Empty Nest Empires podcast. Connect with Renita on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/renitadterry/

And find out more about her program, Confident Brilliance, by signing up here: www.renitadterry.com/confidenttami

*** i hope you will join us in A Confident Voice – The next round of group coaching will take place in March of 2020 and I’d love to see you there! A Confident Voice will give you a place to learn how to move past your roadblock of not liking your voice so you can speak and teach with confidence and clarity. Go to AConfidentVoice.com to learn more!

Before You Quit Your Job with Keenya Kelly (episode 8, Empty Nest Empires Podcast)

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In today’s episode, my guest Keenya Kelly lays out the strategy for preparing to quit your job as you launch into the deep waters of entrepreneurship. Are you ready to quit your job? 

Before You Quit Your Job: A Strategic Guide for Entrepreneurs was written with you in mind. Keenya says she has seen too many people quit their job too soon, and end up losing everything – including their dream of entrepreneurship.

Through her own experience, Keenya shares the most important steps to take to make sure you position yourself for success, even if your new business flounders at first. She stresses the importance of having a job to take care of your daily needs, a dream to work towards, and a hustle to help pay for that dream. 

And if you are a writer, or think you might have a book inside of you – you’ll want to listen to the end where Keenya shares how she supernaturally was able to write, publish, and record the audiobook in a total of just two months time. I still am amazed at the speed of her process. She details her process, and the long list items she had to check off in order to get to the finish line. 

Here are some links to what we talked about:

Keenya’s websites: KeenyaKelly.com and IfYouBrandIt.com

Purchase Keenya’s book from her website to get a free download of her audiobook, and other bonuses: keenyakelly.com/book

or on Amazon (no bonus content): Before You Quit Your Job: A Strategic Guide for Entrepreneurs

Keenya mentioned a book by Stephen R. Covey: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

Connect with Keenya on Instagram @Keenya_Kelly

and on Facebook:@keenyakelly


Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, I hope you’ll let Keenya know, and share it with your friends. A review wherever you listen to podcasts would be so appreciated!

Connect with me on Instagram: @TamiRomani and @EmptyNestEmpires

and on Facebook: @TamiRomani

>>> If you are an entrepreneur, or have a burning desire to find a new passion for business in these empty nest years, I’d like to invite you to join us in The Empire Builders Collective, where we clear away the fog from marketing a business online, and pursue a greater purpose and passion while making an impact. The doors to this exclusive VIP community will open just a few times a year, so make sure you are on the waitlist by signing up here: tamiromani.com/vipwaitlist

Lots of great interviews coming, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

I’m cheering for your success,


Facebook is broken!! (Now what?)

What do I do??????

In case you haven’t noticed, both Facebook and Instagram were down for much of the day. Worldwide.

(And on a day I planned the first of several live coaching calls into my VIP Facebook group for my Confident Voice course.) I mean, get yourself together, internet!

We have become so dependent on social media for promotions and making connections that we forget the human element to business. It was a wakeup call for me, for sure. I spent the first half of my morning trying in vain to upload the same short videos to my Instagram stories, and the second half making plans to go turn my phone in for a new one! Then I turned to The Google for help where I found a website called downdetector – Here’s a quick video I made to give you an overview of that site:

After being assured this was not my problem, and there was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I COULD DO ABOUT IT, I was able to exhale a bit.

Ridiculous, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

Even though I now knew the problem, I had to think about my other options…

  • Number one being email.
  • Another one, the phone. (Yes, I do know no one makes actual phone calls anymore – but what if we did?)
  • Then there’s Twitter (which was HOPPING today),
  • and LinkedIn.
  • Meetings can be held on Zoom…
  • Snapchat was an option,
  • as well as TikTok. (What?)

So breathe a sigh of relief knowing it’s not you – it’s them!

But I do want to know – if it happens again, what will you do to connect with your customers/clients/prospects/team/tribe?

More details coming…

If you’d like to know how to have a viable business that sees social media as a side gig, rather than the main plan, click here to get on my list for the Empire Builders Elite membership that’s in the works. (Okay, yes, I kinda want to call it Empty Nest Empire Builders Elite – BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t join if you’re not an empty nester!😉It just means you want to plan well for those 40’s to 60’s years…)

Ah, fun day of tech issues. Maybe it’s time to go watch a movie…

Is Netflix still working?

To Your Success,


How to Have a Purposeful Life and Business with Corie Clark (Voicing Your Brand Podcast, episode 15)

Corie Clark is a business educator, the author of the Simplicity Project, creator of The Purposeful Planner, and voice of Purpose with Corie Clark Podcast. She loves not only helping others find their purpose, but equipping them to live it out and turn it into a profitable business through her Purposeful Business Academy and her VIP membership lounge. It was my joy to have Corie as a guest on Voicing Your Brand today. 

Corie has a heart for helping women pursue their purpose with passion and simplicity, and hers is a business that was born from her own need to simplify her life and make room for more purpose. To attach the chaos of her life, she began by taking a few minutes a day to clear the clutter from her schedule, her digital life, and her home life – and wrote about it on her blog. From that experience her book, The Simplicity Project, was born.

Then people started asking for a planner. Corie didn’t find one that met her needs, so she created one and called it The Purposeful Planner. Corie struggled at first with being the voice of her brand, but found that just making the leap and taking action has increased her confidence.

Corie loves the current trend of tidying up, but thinks the technique of taking many hours to do a task doesn’t make sense for most women. If you can set a timer for 15 minutes and fill a bag with clothing or things you know you’ll never need again – you’re done, the bag is full, and it’s out of your house – it’s so freeing!

The mission of helping women have a purposeful business is what drives Corie these days. She says the very first step is so important – it will turn into something great. It’s important to talk about your ideas – when you share it with someone, it brings it to life. You can’t figure this out without taking that first tiny step!

Another important component to discovering your purpose is community. Corie and I met in a very supportive Facebook group started by author Jon Acuff – we both agree that if not for that group, we probably would not have stepped out of our comfort zones to do what we are each doing now! Corie says that the most important thing she learned is how important it is to get things out to the world even if they are not perfect – do it messy, but get something out there. Perfectionism will paralyze you.

Corie leaves us with these thoughts: when you find something you’re passionate about and you can help other people along their journey – you can turn that into a business. She is energized by helping women discover their purpose, live it out and create a profitable business from it!

You can connect with Corie at the links below – and be sure to send her a message telling her you heard this episode!





I am so grateful you joined me today here on Voicing Your Brand –

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See you next time – in the studio!


Does Practicing Gratitude Help Your Business? (Voicing Your Brand, episode 5)

Does Practicing Gratitude Help Your Business? (Voicing Your Brand, episode 5)

It’s Thanksgiving week and this is the month where we typically turn our thoughts toward Thankfulness and gratitude. Since this is the natural time for reflection as we approach the holidays, I thought we would dive in to some of the ways practicing gratitude can shift your mind, heart and business. Maybe we should keep an attitude of gratitude at the front of our minds all year long.

As a society, we are quick to see the negative in a situation. In fact, it’s been said that we typically tend to give negative feedback ten times more often than positive. If that’s true, then we also are on the receiving end of the negative feedback ten times more than hearing a positive angle of things.

A quick google search for how does gratitude help business will come up with articles in such well known business publications such as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur and fast company.

There are several reasons why a daily practice of gratitude can help improve your business.

  • Showing gratitude builds trust and promotes excellence. This is especially important if you are leading a team.
  • Gratitude leads to happiness and productivity.
  • Having an attitude of gratitude draws people to you. (And we KNOW that is always good for business!)

In this episode, I referenced these articles:

Forbes Magazine and Inc. Magazine

Be sure to connect with me on social media – I’m @TamiRomani on every single platform

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