Pleasure & Profits™
A PODCAST ABOUT FEELING GOOD AND MAKING MONEY
with Rachel Anzalone | Satisfaction Strategist
In a world where hustle is glamorized and burnout normalized, it's time to rewrite the rules and embrace satisfaction as the true measure of success.
This podcast is for visionary entrepreneurs and business owners like you, who are ready to make an impact. Stop sacrificing your health, wellbeing, and happiness in pursuit of business growth at all costs. There’s a better way.
How do I know? Because I’ve done it for myself and countless clients. I’m Rachel Anzalone—Advisor, Thought Partner, and Satisfaction Strategist to purpose driven entrepreneurs. Join me as I dive into the intersection of well-being and wealth, exploring practical strategies, inspiring stories, and expert interviews that unveil the secrets to creating a business that is both pleasurable and profitable. Together we will examine the ROI on pleasure and how purpose plus passion can equal a sustainable and profitable business strategy.
As a seasoned entrepreneur and Satisfaction Strategist, I've helped people just like you embrace authenticity, alignment, embodiment and pleasure as a way of being, all while creating massive impact and building thriving businesses. With Pleasure & Profits™, we will embark on a transformative journey together, dedicated to maximizing impact, profit and pleasure in business and life.
Are you ready to create a life where pleasure and profit walk hand in hand? Subscribe to Pleasure & Profits™ now on your favorite podcast platform. Let's redefine success as satisfaction and empower you to live a life that's both financially prosperous and deeply fulfilling. We all deserve to experience the best of both worlds.
In this episode, I’m sitting down with Giovanni Marsico–the CEO and founder of Archangel, a global community of entrepreneurs on a mission to impact millions of people together. Giovanni is a 2x EMMY® award-winning producer, creating a new genre he calls 'real-life superhero movies' with films like DREAMER and HERO to inspire millions of people to dream bigger, unleash their gifts, and change the world.
In our time together, he shares his experience transitioning from an incredibly successful but ultimately unfulfilling career in real estate, to developing his ‘soulmate’ business, Archangel, and the impact he’s creating by doing so.
In this episode I share Part 2 of the lessons and reflections from my recent retreat in the Costa Rican rainforest. The retreat focused on the Art of Attention and a deep and reverent connection to nature. It was held at a location that is stewarded by a loving and thoughtful staff – a love that beautifully permeates everything.
Over the course of my time in Costa Rica, including three days in San Jose, before flying home, I received so many messages and lessons and reflections, that I’ve decided to share them with you in 2 (maybe 3!) episodes.
Listen in for Lessons 5 through 8 in this episode, and be sure to check out episode 10 for the first part of this series!
In this episode, I share lessons and reflections from my recent retreat in the Costa Rican rainforest. The retreat focused on the Art of Attention and a deep and reverent connection to nature. It was held at a location that is stewarded by a loving and thoughtful staff – a love that beautifully permeates everything.
Over the course of my time in Costa Rica, including three days in San Jose, before flying home, I received so many messages and lessons and reflections, that I’ve decided to share them with you here, and in the next episode.
Listen in for Lessons 1 through 4 in this episode.
In this episode, I share a conversation with my friend and colleague Melissa Camilleri, co-founder of Stand for the And Education Company and the Prosper Network.
Melissa shares her journey from being a high school English teacher to starting her own jewelry business, and eventually pivoting to Stand for the And, where she and her business partner Angela Greaser help entrepreneurs build a legacy of impact & income with high-quality courses & programs.
We discuss the importance of purpose and impact in business, the power of pivoting and how authentic and genuine networking can help you build your community and your business.
This is not the episode I meant to record and not the day I meant to release it.
Inspiration doesn't always come as expected, and sometimes we have to let go and trust that it will come when the timing is right.
Inside I’m sharing the answer I received when I asked the questions:
“Why am I at such a standstill with this solstice episode…and with my work this week in general?”
And, “What do I and my listeners need to hear?”
I hope you enjoy this short, but potent episode.
In this episode we’re talking about this particular time period we’re in—this mid-holidays, almost-end-of-year, not-quite-the-new-year, limbo that is mid-December, what it means for us as entrepreneurs, what most people are doing in this season & how there's an more empowered way.
Instead of being all in—hustling till the bitter end—or all out—full shut down mode, there’s a third more powerful, more empowered way to approach this season. One that’s aligned with what nature—including our intuition—is guiding us towards, if we’re available to listen.
I invite you to take your time to dance in this liminal space. To trust yourself. To trust the timing. To remember that you are on your own schedule.
April Adams Pertuis, the CEO and Founder of LIGHTbeamers, where she helps mission-driven female entrepreneurs and business leaders use their story to amplify their impact and income by increasing their visibility on stages, in books, and digital media.
April shares her insights on why taking your place in the spotlight is so powerful and how she has been able to increase her own impact, income and satisfaction through her faith and by focusing on one thing.
As a television journalist & producer turned storytelling and visibility expert, April shares her expertise and her philosophy that "everybody has a story"... and when you share your story, you shine a LIGHT.
If you’ve ever felt like, “I should be working harder,” or “I should be getting there faster,” or “This entrepreneur stuff is really freaking hard. Maybe I’m just not cut out for it,”...then this episode is for you.
Today I’m sharing my experiences in marathon training, transitioning to long distance cycling, the insights and mental challenges inherent in both disciplines, and how they translate to the world of entrepreneurship.
We’ll dive into the commitment to push through the discomfort and also how to know when to call it quits. Because what brings you pleasure & profits might be challenging. It might be hard work. But in the end, it should absolutely bring you satisfaction.
In this episode we’re digging deeper into reciprocity, especially in the context of our business and our relationship with ourselves as entrepreneurs.
Reciprocity is the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.
In this episode we explore giving forward and the idea of “today for you, tomorrow for me”, true partnership as a mutually beneficial exchange of equals, and feminine leadership and how it differs with the way things are often done in business.
We also discuss right relationships with our customers, our teams and ourselves.
Only we can know for ourselves if we’re in right relationship—in reciprocity— and like all things, what that means to us will likely evolve over time.
This episode I get to talk to one of my favorite people on the planet, Rochelle Schieck. She’s the founder of Qoya Inspired Movement, and author of Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild, and Free.” Rochelle shares her wisdom in the field of personal transformation and embodiment practices.
Rochelle brings a deep connection to nature to her teachings. She has led over one hundred retreats and has a dedicated community of women who have experienced the transformative power of Qoya.
You’re going to love her approach to movement and self-connection. It goes beyond traditional fitness and focuses on being present and tuning into how it feels rather than how it looks.
Pleasure is not a word that we often think about when we are thinking about business, when we’re thinking about entrepreneurship.
Most people running a business think about everything else before thinking of pleasure. And yet, there’s this feeling, or expectation that the pleasure is somewhere out there, just beyond the next goal or project.
What if that’s not the case at all?
I learned about this firsthand, and when you hear my story, I hope it helps you see how pleasure is truly the key to everything.
We have to cultivate the joy and the pleasure. We can’t step into what’s possible for us until we learn to embrace this first.
Are you a visionary entrepreneur searching for the perfect balance between pleasure and profits? That’s the conversation we’ll explore together. The intersection of well-being and wealth, sharing inspiring stories and expert insights.
Satisfaction strategy is the result of all of my work experiences including entrepreneurship, operations, health and wellness, embodiment practices and more.
I hope you’ll join me each week as I share my own story and have conversations with peers, mentors and clients who have all inspired me and helped me understand how to make these principles work in my own life.
More Impact, Profit & Pleasure Awaits.
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