How I Made $1,250 On Something That Didn’t Exist

A few weeks ago, a girl DM’d me on my VA for a day Instagram. She said, “I’d love to know more about the behind the scenes of your business, I’ve been a virtual assistant for over a year and don’t have nearly has many clients as you. Would you ever consider starting a mentorship program?”

So I thought, What the hell, I’ll tell her I have a program and if she goes for it, I’ll do it. And if she doesn’t, no worries because, well… It doesn’t exist! And you know what she said?

“Great, sign me up!”

Then I got to work.

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Kristi Monte
The Music Educator In Me

I started playing the violin at 6 years old and from middle school on, I knew I was going to college for music education.

So, I went to James Madison University and graduated in May of 2018 with a music education degree. Now, I live in Nashville, TN and have a private violin studio where I teach students of all ages.

This episode is a little different than the usual Coffee with Kristi content... It's an interview with my best friend Greg Childress on his new show, The Music Educator Podcast. In this interview, I discuss what it's like to be a music educator following a non-traditional path, and how I still keep music in my life post-grad.

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How To Promote Your Podcast To Have Excited Listeners The Day You Launch

You just worked behind-the-scenes on your new podcast and you feel like all you’ve done is live, eat, and breathe this material for the past few weeks. You may be a little tired and a lot excited… and the second you put the finishing touches on Episode 1, you’re ready to announce it to your audience right then and there, and get that episode in the earbuds of everyone you know. Although that’s tempting, as a podcasting expert this is one of the most common mistakes I see new podcasters make: forgetting to promote their new show.

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Kristi Monte
My Biggest Insecurity

I’m a pretty confident person. I’m an ENTJ on the Meyers-Briggs personality test, and a 3 on the Enneagram. If you don’t know what those are, it basically means I’m a big ball of unstoppable. But like everyone else, I tend to have one big insecurity that I just can’t seem to shake…

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Kristi Monte
How To Use A Podcast To Grow Your Influence, Income, and Impact

The beauty of podcasting is that you can do this through an up-and-coming medium with little investment of time or money, and it has an extremely high return. Today, I'm going to share with you my simple strategy to growing your income, influence, and impact by allowing your listeners to know, like, and trust you on your very own podcast!

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Kristi Monte
How Do You Talk To Yourself?

It’s estimated we think 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day... Which, when I did the math, is an average of 4,500 thoughts per waking hour. To me, this says that the most important conversation you have every day is with yourself, and a positive mindset is crucial to your success. Today I'm covering the 4 rules I follow when talking to myself, to improve my inner dialogue and in turn, positively impact my life and business.

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Kristi Monte
5 Ways To Show Yourself Some Love

Friend, I know you. You have so many responsibilities, a to-do list that’s a mile long, and not enough hours in the day to get any of it done. And when you do have a spare moment in your schedule, you find yourself scrolling aimlessly on IG.

See, I told you I know you… Because I’m the same way! But the truth is, there will always be another thing to do. If you put yourself at the top of your to-do list, you will notice that you will be more productive, alert, and focused to tackle the rest of it! So friend, today I’m giving you 5 ways to show yourself some love.

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Kristi Monte
The 4 E's Your Social Media Needs

It took months of trial and error, but I finally figured out the key to connection online: know, like, and trust. In order to connect with your audience and invite others to follow you, today I’m going to teach you the 4 E’s your social media needs to increase your following and your engagement on social media.

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Kristi Monte