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Welcome to Your Happy Hour - this and every Friday!

It’s your first sip of the weekend!

And it’s the time to mix and mingle and get into the groove of the Friday Feels.

We’re here - working professionals, being human and figuring out life.

What are you doing this Friday to celebrate the beauty of authentic connection?

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Episodes

Episode 22: The Tipping Point
03-05-2024
Episode 22: The Tipping Point
Happy Friday everyone! Tune in to episode 22 and let’s chat about: The Tipping Point.In this episode we are joined by Vanessa Royle, co-founder of Tilden Cocktails, award-winning, ready-to-pour non-alcoholic cocktails that stir the senses. Vanessa is not only pioneering the current wave of consumers looking beyond alcohol to a more healthy life, but she is tackling entrepreneurship while navigating building her family. Vanessa has had many tipping points in her life: her decision to turn away from alcohol, the initial idea behind Tilden, and the point at which Vanessa and her cofounder chose to pursue Tilden as a business. We unpack topics like: the sober scene: it’s not just a fad, empowering authenticity, being your uninhibited self, taking the hard route and being open to creating waves of change, hiring in the start-up scene, the Tilden trademark and having the insurance policy while following your passions.We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co▶ Podcast Chapters01:18 New month, new theme! Welcome Vanessa!02:15 The Tilden Journey: From sobriety to successful start-up05:05 Waves of Change: Wellness in the Gen Z era07:37 Empowering Authenticity: The uninhibited sober self12:05 Brewing up ideas for a brand17:29 Be curious! Be open! 21:18 A job is a job: Choose your hard28:12 It’s not just a fad30:30 Speaking candidly and the social media trap35:25 Hiring in the start-up scene & having the insurance policy!42:58 A year from now…45:15 Find your flavor! 46:33 The Tilden trademark49:55 Gems of the week! 01:00:05 Final thoughts, next week and farewell
Episode 21: Black Friday
26-04-2024
Episode 21: Black Friday
Happy Friday everyone!Tune in to episode 21 and let’s chat about: Black Friday.In this episode we are joined by inspiring multi-preneur, global thinker and travel enthusiast, Matt Davison who is the founder of OG Ventures, Travel Tractions and now the very cool space of Cape Coliving. Get 10% off your stay via Friday Feels!We unpack topics like: the global hustle of living and working around the world, the reality of entrepreneurship in the travel industry, the truths about house hacking and home stacking it in foreign regions and cultivating a community with a culture of feedback and honor.We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co and Connect with Matt:Capecoliving.com - Coliving in Cape Towntraveltractions.com - Travel SEO Marketing Agencylifefromabag.com - guide for remote working around the worldog-ventures.co - Investing in profitable lifestyle business.instagram.com/mattgdavison - Instagram▶ Podcast Chapters01:14 Welcome Matt!01:44 The Journey: Of living and working around the world06:21 Oh the Black Friday Feels!10:06 Starting startups in crazy times16:18 The Reality of Entrepreneurship: Baby steps to success19:28 The Global Hustle: Community and Co-living in Cape Town24:00 Stay in a hostel: Find yourself by losing your keys31:37 10 years ago… Ignorance is bliss!37:50 The truths: House hacking, Home stacking and Getting onto the Ground Level46:06 Cultivate a Culture of Feedback and Honour49:52 Gems of the Week!55:09 Connect with Matt56:05 Final thoughts57:57 Next week and Farewell
Episode 17: Currency of Life
29-03-2024
Episode 17: Currency of Life
Happy Friday everyone! Tune in to episode 17 and let’s chat about: Currency of Life.In this episode we are joined by Léon Kowalski - a founder and entrepreneur who has walked an interesting road from software engineering and technology, exploring the world of arts in acting, transitioned into serving the international markets of product management and now runs The Cape Crypto Exchange, a cryptocurrency exchange venture based in Cape Town. His vision is to enable financial freedom for all through the power of decentralization.We unpack topics like: finding your purpose, playing the game of life, embracing the philosophical power of building a loving relationship with money, the energy of freedom, bitcoin and decentralization and the magic of being human and speaking your truth.We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co▶ Podcast Chapters01:13 Welcome to Léon Kowalski!02:05 Purpose and the Philosophical Power of Money06:10 Living and Playing the Game of Life07:10 The freedom of energy and expression13:02 My loving relationship with money18:08 Bitcoin and Decentralization29:00 Freedom Maxi: The magic of being human36:50 Navigating your Path: Find your true passion40:16 One year from now… 43:55 Sincerity and speaking your truth46:50 Learn more! Read and Delve within: The Bitcoin Standard49:46 Gems of the Week! 01:00:41 Final thoughts! 01:01:28 Connect with Léon!01:02:26 Next week and Farewell!
Episode 10: Know Thyself
09-02-2024
Episode 10: Know Thyself
Happy Friday everyone!  Tune in to episode 10 and let’s chat about: Know Thyself.You can not set boundaries if you do not know yourself. Who are you in your boundary bubble?In this episode, we celebrate the month of love with how we navigate boundaries in our relationships - personally and professionally. And we were joined by our special guest, Tim Bray, an Approach Coach, who specializes in training men to overcome their fear of approach by integrating authenticity into all areas of their world so that they can get dates with extraordinary women and share a fulfilling life.We unpacked how to embrace your boundary superpower, step into the integrity of your desires, let go of approval and people pleasing and what to do with those red flags waving at you from inside. Thank you to Tim for sharing the love! You can DM him on Instagram @the_approach_coach with the word: 'Friday Feels' for a FREE strategy session! (www.theartofapproach.com)We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co▶ Podcast Chapters01:05 - Welcome to Tim Bray!02:24 - Boundaries are your superpower03:05 - The Art of Approach05:00 - A quick story: Bad boundaries07:15 - Finding your tribe10:12 - The problem with people pleasing15:53 - Shifting boundaries: What is yours and what is theirs?24:50 - Success is not the outcome: You gotta embrace the process!27:50 - Practical advice: The integrity of your desires30:41 - Don’t be a stranger32:16 - How about those red flags?41:22 - 10 years ago…And one year from now?43:40 - Thanks Tim for sharing the love! - Your free strategy session!44:21 - Tim’s best professional advice46:43 - Gems of the Week, Final wishes and Farewell!
Episode 8: Setting Your Own Direction
26-01-2024
Episode 8: Setting Your Own Direction
Happy Friday everyone! Tune in to episode 8 and let’s chat about: Setting your own direction.Whose path are you walking on? How do you follow what you love?In this episode we chat with Christine Volden. Christine is a sales and marketing evangelist who ran sales teams at Yahoo! and AOL before launching her own business, The Quiet Selling Method. Join us to hear how she guides organizations and individuals on the mindset of selling and asking for what you want. In this episode we discuss: humanizing the selling process, conquering the fears that hold us back, the importance of knowing what you want and giving yourself the permission to have all that your heart desires. We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co▶ Podcast Chapters01:24 - Welcome Christine Volden!02:24 - Humanizing the selling process04:40 - Charting a new path09:41 - Hardest Mindset Shifts: The 5 Phobias13:54 - How to tap into success?16:00 - The Road Less Traveled: What holds us back?19:08 - 10 years ago: The Power of Your Mind & Creating Your Own Reality24:45 - Book Teaser! The Quiet Selling Method27:40 - Claim Your Confidence Challenge: Ask for what you want and YesTheory!35:51 - The energy exchange: Kindness and Money as teachers38:25 - Best Professional Advice: Do what you Love40:10 - It’s simple! Just give yourself permission43:47 - Trevor Noah, Oprah and setting the intention to tune into yourself 52:00 - What does 2024 look like for you?53:32 - Gems of the Week 57:30 - Connect with Christine!58:03 - Final question, Next week and Farewells!
Episode 7: Don’t Micromanage Me
19-01-2024
Episode 7: Don’t Micromanage Me
Happy Friday everyone! Tune in to episode 7 and let’s chat about: Don’t Micromanage Me.What is your management style and how are you navigating the do’s and don’t conversations?In this episode Jenn Sanchez, former colleague, DEA agent of 29 years and incredible financial crime investigator shares with us some of her incredible stories & advice! We hear directly from the woman who’s career highlights include: taking down AlphaBay in Thailand and locking up drug traffickers in Mexico. In this episode we discuss: the mentors that guide you to your gut-sense, walking alongside your wing (wo)man, the importance of sitting at bigger tables and her undercover stint as a soccer mom (yes, you read that right!). We’ll be here - every Friday - celebrating with you!Connect with us @ friday-feels.co▶ Podcast Chapters01:10 - Welcome Jenn!04:15 - Jenn’s Take on Tell Me What To Do05:35 - Look Both Ways: Mentors Who Guide You to Your Gut-Sense12:45 - Walk Alongside Your Wing (Wo)man15:26 - Have the Chops to Say No16:15 - Sit at Bigger Tables19:15 - An Inside Story: All About the Benjamins Baby22:44 - Leave the Toxic Boss24:23 - Jack Ma and Be the Mama Bear27:44 - The Undercover Soccer Mom31:22 - Have the Honest Human Conversations39:37 - Navigating Corporate: Just ask! You can’t embarrass me44:08 - Jenn’s Best Professional Advice49:06 - A Look Back: 10 Years Ago49:36 - A Step Forward: 1 year From Now 52:35 - Final Question and Farewell!