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Tenacious Tuesday with Lester Morales

Choose Your Own Adventure With Guest Lester Morales

“Take the next step or choose to let it cripple you.” The wise words from the incredibly impactful man himself, Lester Morales is our next guest.

  Lester is no newbie to the game of a go-getter. After many years as a super successful sales leader, he took a good look around and knew there was a bigger impact to be made in his industry & more importantly his life. With the help of wise words from his mom and a strong belief in himself, he chose to take the leap of faith and opened the doors of Next Impact, LLC. 

What happened would be enough to knock many others of course, still after major hits he has proven to never back down and is as successful as ever running a now 7 figure business he gets to call his own.

 Lester’s journey is a true definition that you don’t get to choose the cards you’re dealt on the journey in life, what you do get to choose is how you move forward to make an impact from that.

 Connect with Lester on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lester-j-morales-5064b91/ 

Instagram: @collblum & @tryandstopmepodcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/try-and-stop-me/id1525146944#episodeGuid=da6af75b-96b8-4d34-917a-48ec70ee5c85



Tenacious Tuesday with Christina Passmore
April 20, 2021, 10:26 am
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Check out the latest episode of the “Try and Stop Me” Podcast! Learn about Christina Passmore’s inspirational journey as Colleen Blum talks to her about travle, beauty and when she realized: “I Can Kinda Write”

Flight Attendant, Beauty Brand Amazon Seller turned Successful Copywriting Business CEO

Christina Passmore travels the world as a seasoned flight attendant for a large Canadian Airline, during some big life changes she set out to make some side money and dove into the Amazon world where she she quickly gained good traction in becoming a Beauty Brand Amazon Seller. She was still paying the bills with the airline salary while building her Amazon business all until COVID hit and travel came to a screeching halt. Christina knew she needed to pivot quickly so she teamed up with a mentor of hers where she was asked the question I’m sure we’d ALL dread:

What are you good at?

Who can honestly answer that?! + Add a meaningfully response, when you’re already feeling down? Not many of us.

Christina’s response: “Well I can Kinda write”.

Listen in as she shares her journey & how that “kinda” turned into on going success and continued future dreams. She even drops in some pointers for anyone looking to get started in the e-commerce space. 

Give her a follow on IG @copybychristina

Now Available on your Favorite Podcast Platform

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/try-and-stop-me/id1525146944?uo=4

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4h8CgliCHvAZvYl3kXQGOa

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOj_bbR_Wq2TDdWxtIeG0g

Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yYjYzNDViOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==



Tenacious Tuesday with Kristin Andree
March 23, 2021, 7:52 am
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YOU’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE with Guest Kristin Andree

“Have you ever felt you spend so much time living your life, that you forget to enjoy it? 

That the place you find yourself in seems almost unrecognizable, leaving you to wonder, how did I get here?”

Our next guest, Kristin Andree is helping us get right down into it!

Kristin is an Author, Speaker, Business Coach and Podcast Host. 

Today’s episode we are diving deep into her new book “You’re Not For Everyone, But You Can Be For Everyone.” 

Like the episode? Be sure to grab the book on Amazon.

Kristin Andree Contact:

Website: https://andreegroup.com/about-us/

LinkedIn: Kristin Andree

Instagram: @andreegroup



Feature Friday with Colleen Blum
March 5, 2021, 4:17 am
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“Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Episode 2021:9

Je ne sais quoi… an indescribable quality that makes someone or something so appealing.  The “it” factor.  It’s elusive, can’t be taught, but you know it when you see/hear/taste/smell/feel it.

As you’ll learn pretty quick during the next episode of Did You Know That?, Colleen Blum has all the “it” qualities you can envision.  But she is where she is today because those qualities aren’t idle; she has put them to work for the last decade to reach a point of daily happiness.  That is an accomplishment worth talking about, which we do.

Join us for a fun, engaging conversation and then go check out Colleen’s own podcast, “Try And Stop Me” (both on podcast platforms & YouTube), and other online accounts.

Try And Stop Me (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOj_bbR_Wq2TDdWxtIeG0g

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenblum/

Instagram: tryandstopmepodcast

Combs & Company: https://combsandco.com/about__trashed/colleen-blum/

Music: “You Can’t Stop Me” by RocknStock via Artlist

#perseverance #ambition #drive #courage #tryandstopmepodcast #didyouknowthat #indulgeyourcuriosity #youtubechannel



Changing The Provider Experience with Guest Bryan Cush

Bryan Cush, Co-Founder of Tidal Health Group is on a mission to change the way consumers find providers. 

Backed with a strong purpose and the courage to try, he and his team are tackling the large task at hand. 

Listen along as Bryan shares a bit on his background, the company’s mission and some key valuable lessons he’s learned along the way so far.

You can Click Here to check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts!



Tenacious Tuesday with Rob Pecha
February 9, 2021, 4:39 am
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Check out the latest episode of the Try & Stop Me Podcast with host, Colleen Blum.

Lessons In The Redirection

Rob Pecha dreamed about fighting for his country but after 2 years of training he was told he could no longer continue.

Listen along as he sits down to tell us all about the lessons he was able to take from those day and turn them into motivation still to this day in his life and career.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lessons-in-the-redirection/id1525146944?i=1000508125920



Tenacious Tuesday with Petia Abdur-Razzaaq
January 26, 2021, 6:09 am
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Influencing The Brands with Guest Petia Abdur-Razzaaq

Host: Colleen Blum

How many times have we’ve seen big brands just miss the mark?

Petia Abdur-Razzaaq, Founder of the Stylista Group is a top marketing strategist and tackling just that. She has teamed up with powerful females to flip the script on this problem. Listen how she shares her journey which has lead her to co-creating “Mosaic Mommies”.

Mosaic Mommies is a community of multi-ethnic moms and micro-influencers who share information about their favorite everyday products and services.

Their mission is to become the one-stop destination for mom influencers of all cultural backgrounds to connect, learn and nurture their unique needs.

Influencing the brands by branding through influencers.

Check Petia out at:

LinkedIn or at The Stylista Group

Don’t have time to watch and want to listen on your way to work? Click Here to list at Apple Podcasts!



You Don’t Need Attention, You Need HYPE with guest Michael Shein

Try & Stop Me Podcast with Host: Colleen Blum

Cult Leaders, Mischief Maker and Boundary Breakers– what do they all have in common whether we like to admit it or not? They understand what attracts like minded individuals and tap into those strengths to get HYPE from humans.

Michael Schein has been studying individuals for years gathering some interesting facts. As he says, “never in history have people been so susceptible to propaganda and persuasion as they are now. Hype truly runs our world.”

Now what if we could tap into the hype and use the strategies for good in the world and impactful business success? Well he has done just that, Mike is going to share with us his journey, which lead him to the creation of his new book “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers”.

Buckle up for a truly interesting conversation. 

You can grab The Hype Handbook on Amazon!

CLICK HERE to listen to the Podcast, or watch it below!



Tenacious Tuesday with Deb Koenigsberger from Hearts of Gold!

Host: Colleen Blum

Guest: Deb Koenigsberger

The Golden Heart Tackling Homelessness in NYC

Have you ever donated to an organization because you REALLY believed in the mission behind what/ who they were helping? But have you actually ever wondered WHO was the person that started it? 

Who helped mold them? What happened in their life to make them to become this type of giving, selfless, incredible human? Where did it all start?

If you love a great story where there are just real feel good moments and you like to learn the behind the scenes of the special people who are making this world a better place to live, then keep listening, because today is just about that.

Today we sit down with my friend Deb Koenigsberger who is the Founder & CEO of, Hearts of Gold. This is a life changing organization all about helping homeless mothers & Children in NYC. Their mission is to help the moms gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence that they need to be able to transition out of the shelter system and become fully independent and productive members of society.

Checkout a short preview of the latest episode!

Check out behind the scenes photos on the @tryandstopmepodcast Instagram page

Guest: Deb Koensigberger

Founder & CEO of Hearts of Gold

Music: No Matter How Hard We Try – Ben Goldstein

Feeling – Aaron Kellim

Podcast is Available on All Podcast Listening Platforms.

“The Golden Heart Tackling Homelessness in NYC – Try And Stop Me Podcast.

CLICK HERE to listen to the full Podcast!



Tenacious Tuesday – Newest Episode of the Try and Stop Me Podcast!

Host: Colleen Blum

Guest: Andy Neary

Mindset Lessons Learned On The Mound

Today, I am super pumped to bring you a fun, energetic, kickass business role model & overall JUST a good human Andy Neary.

Andy’s a former Professional Baseball Player. He’s now a Business Coach, Keynote Speaker & Founder of “the Complete Game”, coaching program.

Andy’s mission is to help business professionals build the mindset, habits, and rituals as he says “off the field” that lead to all-star performance on it. I’m obsessed with what he has going on today because it fits right into something I think we have all dealt with in our life at some point – a defeating mindset. Listen along as he teaches us how to flip the script into developing what he now calls #majorleaguemindset.

Watch a preview of the episode here!

Check out the full episode below!

Check him out at www.andyneary.com

Check out his podcast Bullpen Sessions

Follow us at @tryandstopmepodcast