Anna is a comedian and voice over actor, voicing hundreds of TV shows, promos, cartoons, video games and commercials for Fortune 100 companies. She’s also the co-host of America’s Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and cookbook author of EAT HAPPY: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes For A Joyful Life.
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- [01:22] – Anna’s personal life
- [01:40] – Anna received a call from Vinnie Tortorich during some down time
- [02:21] – Fitness Confidential made Anna produce a podcast for free
- [03:09] – Entrepreneurs go through seasons of life
- [04:20] – Value Bomb Drop: When you’re cutting out sugars and grains, there’s going to be an adjustment phase—make it easier by eating more fat
- [08:32] – What is something you’ve changed your mind about in the last 6 months? – Two things: I believed that I don’t belong in the publishing sector and you can’t go vegan and feel full
- [10:29] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: First, I realized I formatted all my recipes incorrectly—the second, was trying to find a cheap printer who could also print with quality… it doesn’t exist
- [12:35] – Always remember there are two approaches to everything you do in life
- [13:18] – Entrepreneurial AH–HA Moment: I could build a business by blending comedy, food, and authenticity
- [15:27] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? Telemachus Press – they’ve stayed by my side through the ups and downs
- [16:28] – Once you’ve taken the time to list and itemize all those brilliant ideas you have stored up in your head, you need to start taking action immediately—no excuses
- [17:16] – Anna’s cookbook on Amazon
- [20:27] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Belief in myself that I could do it”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “To look at negative beliefs when you’re having them and find a way to make them serve you”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Learn how to schedule around your genius”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Music for Makers
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – The War of Art and Your Best Year Yet
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to Earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experiences and knowledge you currently have – your food and shelter is taken cared of – but all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days? – “I would get an AT2020 usb mic, an iPhone, and I would go to the grocery, take pictures and do voice over and start a food blog all over again”
- [23:02] – Parting piece of guidance: “If something just keeps popping up in your head, write it out”
- [23:30] – Connect with Anna on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
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