With a laptop in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and an umbrella resting on my shoulder in the pouring rain, I called my friend Alyssa and asked her for her coffee order. I was hitting up the Starbucks just a few steps from the studio where we were set to record our podcast episode. Naturally, the most glamorous and fabulous person I’d ever met hadn’t been to a Starbucks in ages. (She’s more of a…bone dry cappuccino from the local Italian bistro at 7am kinda girl.) I adjusted my grip on the laptop, tossed the umbrella in favour of the hood on my much-too-casual-to-meet-Alyssa jacket, and balanced our two coffees on top of one another up the flight of stairs to the studio.
This, one might say, is my version of schlepping — a term that comes up a few times during our coffee date.
When you’re doing something you love, there is joy in the schlepping. But as Alyssa would say, it will always be work, even if that work is enjoyable.
EPISODE 02 – MS. BELTEMPO DOESN’T DECIDE, SHE SIMPLY DOES.
If a fashion stylist who oozes glamour and elegance used to work in the banking industry, then there’s hope you for yet, girl. Sharing coffee and a microphone with the ever-inspiring Alyssa Beltempo resulted in a FIRE conversation about forgetting “fancy” and starting exactly where you are today.
Alyssa speaks on two of her passions: sustainability and slow fashion, and how they factor into her purposeful life. There is so much to be learned from how this go-getter makes business decisions, and how she creates and produces content for her 20,000+ YouTube subscribers, while running her empire as a copywriter and corporate fashion stylist.
Everyone could use a little Ms. Beltempo in their life today and I am CONFIDENT that you will adore this episode!
As always, coffee is best when shared with someone who lights up your soul. Tune in here to listen Apple Podcasts, or here to listen on Google Podcasts. If you think you’d like to share an inspiring chat over coffee, please reach out and let me know what you think we should discuss!