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What does that vanity plate say? Just like some song lyrics, vanity plates can be a mystery to everyone but the driver. They are debated on social media and even when we think we know what they say, the meaning behind it is probably a mystery. Getting a vanity plate may just be harder than picking your next tattoo - because you only have room for one. Host, Trista Polo, had a suspicion the vanity plates we drive by every day probably have interesting stories behind them...because of the roll ...
 
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This week we meet Simon Lader, a US based expat Brit who moved from Manchester (UK) to Las Vegas in 2013. He is a 23 year veteran of the headhunting and staffing industry. In 2005 he founded Salisi Human Capital, an international headhunting firm which he ran in Europe for eight years He expanded to the US in 2013, and in 2020 founded Salisi Academ…
 
This week we meet Brennan Tolman from Salt Lake City, UT. We recorded this episode while Brennan was in Taiwan, which is not surprising since he and his wife spend about half their time traveling. This is possible because at the age of 25, Brennan has a fully passive online business. We talk about Brennan's plate story, which is pivotal to his stor…
 
This week we meet Denny Salvage from CT. His daughter, Raylene, shared her plate story in a previous episode (ROMANCE). Since he could drive, Denny has been collecting the Tri-5 Chevys. He grew to love the 56 Chevys the best and became known as DEN 56 to his friends. Denny's passion for antique Chevy's turned into a collection, restoration passion …
 
This week we meet Steve Gamblin of New Hampshire. Now in his 16th year as The Motivational Firewood(TM) Guy, Steve shares his back-to-basics blend of positivity and humor with corporate and conference audiences around the country. Drawing from a decade in the radio industry, 7 years of stand-up comedy and his lifelong personal development journey, …
 
This week week meet Jacqueline from New Hampshire. Jacqueline was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome when she was 21. For the last 4 years she has been using yoga and meditation to cope with it, which has made a huge difference. Jacqueline shares her journey and offers advice to those suffering with chronic pain as well as their loved on…
 
This week we meet Chris Peralta of Arizona. He has loved Hair Metal since he was a teen and honors it with his vanity license plate. Chris is multi-faceted as you'll learn in this episode. Some of his other passions include lover of all the doggies, avid concert goer, avid golfer. He is a coffee and bourbon connoisseur but not together. Chris co-ho…
 
This week we meet Sarahbeth Yamiolkowski and learn the story behind her license plate, BOOF. Sarahbeth is currently a Specialist in Digital Licensing Operations for BMI in Nashville, TN. She and her identical twin come to Nashville by way of Virginia Beach VA where most of their family still lives. We talk about lots of stuff including music licens…
 
This week we meet Mark Puls from Arizona. His license plate DNTBEVL has some thought-provoking inspiration behind it. We'll hear Mark's plate story and his journey of self discovery through the power of neuro-linguistic programming or NLP. Mark shares the moment he was knocked conscious, inspiring him to explore the intersection of science and spir…
 
This week we meet Bonnie Burkett of North Carolina. In Bonnie's own words, she is a happily married empty nester. Bonnie has run her own business of over 35 years, and still has more dreams to keep!! She is the author of ENOUGH! The College Cost Crisis: How to protect your wallet and your student's financial future. Bonnie shares her wonderful plat…
 
This week we meet Amber from Southern MO. Amber's license plate GO PLAY reflects her belief that we all need to take time to play in our busy lives. Amber is part of the Jeep community, which inspired her business, Life without Doors. Amber shares the profound impact being part of the Jeep community has had on her life and other fun facts about her…
 
After the death of their oldest daughter, Laura Diehl, along with her husband, Dave, founded Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) and travel full time in their Hope Mobile (a 38-foot motor home) encouraging grieving parents on their difficult journey, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose. Laura hosts the weekly Grieving Parents Sh…
 
Former professional baseball executive and professional speaker, business coach and author, Skip Weisman, works with organizations to eliminate the entitlement mindset, taking employees beyond engagement to enthusiastic involvement, helping companies succeed with a more positive, more productive, and more profitable workplace.Skip was CEO for 5 bas…
 
This week we meet Paul Orlandi of Mayfield Heights Ohio. Paul is a cosmetologist who does it all but particularly loves color and extensions. We talk about hair of course, and so much more. What did Paul do when his salon was closed? Any post quarantine hair stories? What's it like to have a pet rat? Answers to these questions and more! Let's go ta…
 
This week we meet Joey and his 1963 antique Mini, MINYME2. Joey shares the story of MINYME and how restoring him to his original beauty helped him through some very tough times his family faced. After a 2 1/2 year battle of childhood leukemia, his daughter is well and their family volunteers helping other families navigate what can be an uncertain …
 
This week we meet Chanelle Neilson from Southern California. Chanelle, RYT, is the host and creator of the Moms Who Know Podcast. She is the author of Parenting with Purpose, which has been translated into Chinese. She has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years and is a certified yoga instructor. She loves sunshine, healthy living, and dark ch…
 
This week we meet Lori Saitz from Virginia. Her license plate, ZEN RABT, represents a childhood treasure and a professional brand she built so successfully it has followed her through 2 very different companies. Lori works with entrepreneurial professionals to improve their relationship building abilities, so they can find more clients, strategic p…
 
How do you go from 6 figures in debt to multi 6-figure income? In TWO YEARS?? "You Are an Abundant Babe" Author, Viola Hug shares her story. In 2018, my next guest was 6 figures in debt, living with her mom while her husband was driving an Uber. Viola focused on growing her 8 month old coaching business and despite her bad credit, she decided to hi…
 
This week, we meet Kitsie Duncan, creator and star of Oddity Files. Her license plate, ODTYFLZ is named after her show, and her podcast of the same name. Kitsie and her crew are paranormal investigators and have 3 seasons of the show on Amazon Prime. We talk spirits, demons, paranormal investigation tools and more. Fans and skeptics, stay tuned til…
 
Is it possible to harness your subconscious mind to better fight chronic pain? Suggestion Healing provides the missing link between allopathic and holistic medicine. Learn more with my guest, Dr. Steve Taubman. Suggestion Healing - How Does it Work? Uniting Hypnosis, Mindfulness and NLP the Autonomic nervous system can be manipulated with a variety…
 
This week we meet Melanie and learn the story of how a license plate led her to her forever love. Melanie experienced a series of seemingly disconnected events, which in hindsight were actually bread crumbs leading her to meet her husband of over 20 years. Melanie shares this story - a perfect addition to our Sex, Love and Marriage month. Accredite…
 
This is a very special episode of Trista's PL8STORY Podcast in honor of Sex, Love and Marriage month. If you've listened to earlier episodes, you may remember Meghan and Steve. They're plates - MEGZ MAN and MEGZ BENZ and the story behind them were shared in episode 7. They're like a real life rom-com and it was so fun to get to know them and see ho…
 
Tongue tied at networking meetings? You know they help build up your business or career, but how do you strike up meaningful conversations? My next guest overcame shyness and learned how to network effectively to find clients and referrals. Please welcome Lori Saitz to STRS In 2003, she launched Zen Rabbit Baking Company and introduced the world to…
 
Are you Outsourcing Your Worth? Letting others dictate your value in work and in your relationships? My next guest is the founder and CEO of "Live Joy Your Way" and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp program and author of "Life's Gentle Reminders," Kamini Wood is driven to support people of all ages heal the relationship with themselves and to stop outsourcin…
 
This week we meet Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE of Utah. Her plate, D8NIGHT, reflects her passion for building strong marriages and families as best selling author, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST). Laura is the founder of The Marital Intimacy Institute with a mission to help couples create "sex…
 
The top 3 reasons couples file for divorce are infidelity, lack of communication and money. Money makes people funny as the saying goes - but there's nothing funny about being thrown into financial turmoil during these challenging times. Learn some ways to get through your money challenges with my next guest, Christine Moriarty, founder of Money Pe…
 
Part 1 of our special Sex, Love and Marriage Series! This week we meet Raylene Taskoski of Southeastern CT. Her plate, ROMANCE, is a nod to her profession - bringing Pure Romance to the lives of women. Raylene shares her story including the journey that led her to develop her unique mix of Sex Ed and Stand Up Comedy, which she now shares in living …
 
Is there a way to scientifically measure the love of your dog? Why would that be important to us now more than ever? My next guest is a behavioral scientist doing extensive research on how and why your dog loves you. Dr. Clive Wynne discussing Dogs and Love on Self Talk Radio Show. KEY TAKEAWAYS: - Find what propelled Dr. Wynne to study the love be…
 
This week we meet Charmaine Gregory, MD from Michigan. Her plate, FIT DOC, reflects her journey as an ER doctor who had to face burn out, injury and weight gain and the impact they had on her life. She has turned it all around with a shift in mindset, habit and facing her fears. Charmaine has decided to pay this journey forward by helping others fa…
 
Are you allowing others to dictate your self-worth? International best-selling author, and podcast host of Domino Thinking - Alison Donaghey pinpoints our stuck point of worthiness and helps us get out of the victim mindset. A successful entrepreneur since 2000, and host of a popular podcast Domino Thinking please welcome Alison. 1) Why has worthin…
 
This week we meet Meghan McCallum of Chicago IL. Meghan went from a career as a female firefighter to real estate investor. She has spent the last 5 years creating a real estate portfolio that allows her to raise her children as a single-mom without having to work a J.O.B. Meghan embraces a philosophy about investing that goes beyond what most peop…
 
Does your car's vanity plate tell a story? My next guest has created an entire podcast dedicated to the story behind the plate - Trista Polo, host of Pl8te Story next on STRS. You've worked with some Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. Some who have gone on to author books, guest host television shows, create million dollar businesses and create ong…
 
This week we meet Angelina Vail-Bouros of Rosendale NY. Her plate, AVAIL ME, represents her as a proud full-time transgender female. She is the Regional Manager of a large Healthcare company and owns her own business - Hudson Valley Handygirl, a home maintenance and remodeling business. Through her life starting from a young age, she has faced a lo…
 
He should've been dead at least 3 times, and yet he has defied the odds medically since birth, through a severe fire accident, liver failure, and transplant in 2017. “Trigger” as he is commonly known, has enjoyed a 25 year career as a sports broadcaster, talk-show host, and now keynote speaker. He also hosts a YOUTUBE channel helping leaders and co…
 
This week we meet Reverend Rob Toll of San Diego CA. Rev. Rob is a wedding officiant for all so it make sense his license plate would be RVND ROB. Rev Rob believes weddings should be enjoyable and customized to the couple. He has performed many different types of ceremonies including socially distant ones. Rev. Rob also co-hosts a podcast called Bi…
 
Welcome! I'm your host, Sarah Spencer. Self Talk Radio Show interviews the top thought leaders of our time - John Edward of "Crossing Over" fame, Sharon Lechter, co-author of the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" series and Financial Literacy Council to both Presidents Bush and Obama, CEO Jeffrey Hayzlett and Mike Michalowiz, author of Profit 1st and his quest t…
 
Podcaster and web designer Candice C.S. Dorsey joins us to take us through the steps of building your website online. 5 questions to ask your web designer BEFORE you hire them and - do you even NEED a website? Candace's surprising answer on Self Talk Radio Show. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://a…
 
This week we meet Cindy Petrovits of Pleasant Valley, NY. Her plate, SNKRMUTT is the combination of her two great passions - running and rescues! Cindy talks about her love of both and how they came together in one magical moment. Her website - sneakermutt.com - was started in 2012 and 100% of the profits go to 4 support rescue organizations across…
 
How long does it take to become an influencer on Instagram? My next guest tells how she became an Instagram influencer in under a year and how you can too! Please welcome Julia Seraphine to STRS Julia is an entrepreneur, business mentor, social media expert, and Influencer. She has just graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Associate’s degree and has …
 
This week we meet Erik G Allen of Idaho. Erik is the host of Top Rated MMA podcast and Bearded Biz Podcast. Top Rated MMA is the #1 MMA podcast in the NW! They donate 25% of their profits to Hire Heroes USA (HireHeroesUSA.org), which empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Erik is truly a …
 
Hypnosis has been used to produce long-lasting change since 1843. My next guest says hypnosis is not: - Being asleep - Being unconscious - Being gullible - Being weak-minded - Being controlled by someone else So what is it? Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and founder of the Brooks Empowerment Academy, Kip …
 
This week we meet Ralph Kanz of Oakland CA. He shares the story behind his license plate - TRIPAWD - a community started by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano to support families with 3 legged dogs and cats. Ralph is a member of the TRIPAWDS Foundation board and previously managed 3 TRIPAWD German Shepherds. Currently he and his wife have 1 TRIPAWD Germa…
 
This week we meet Hudson Valley NY resident Gina Sivigny who's license plate - 2BELIEVE represents a lot to her but also to others. Gina is a 2nd grade teacher and mom of 2 boys. Gina founded Earth Angels Believe Foundation August 2019 in memory of her mom, Rose Marie Emerson, who passed from cancer. Gina and her team, Earth Angels ACS, have raised…
 
Imagine starting a new business in a new country knowing no one and also raising 3 kids under 6. Could YOU make it happen? My guest unveils how she used Facebook 20 minutes a day to grow her award-winning international business and how you can to. Chantal Gerardy, international FB business expert on Self Talk Radio Show KEY TAKE-AWAYS: 1) Privacy -…
 
Feeling out-of-control? Fearful by what's happening in the world? My next guest has addressed world leaders in the Israeli Government and Brazilian Parliament on women and minorities serving govt. Her life's work drastically refocused after her teenage son died by suicide. Can you move from being shattered to living a life of joy? My next guest say…
 
This week, Trista interviews Kasi Milgrom from NE Philly. Her Jeep sports the plate LUV PIGS which is exactly what it sounds like - she LOVES PIGS! It started when she was a kid and continues to this day. Kasi shares about her other loves too - her family and her Jeep community. I enjoyed getting to know Kasi and learn about the things most importa…
 
What if a small business or startup needs sales help, but they don't have a sales manager or sales team (or even a brick-and-mortar) in place? Is a Virtual Sales Team a sound idea? With more than 20 years experience in media and marketing, Chris knows how to build an opportunity pipeline while maximizing client’s sales and marketing potential. She …
 
In this week's episode, meet Amanda Gist from Nevada. Amanda is a professional speaker, writer, and storyteller speaking out about messy life in a shiny, Instagram-perfect world.She loves mac and cheese, thunderstorms, dark roast coffee, The Lumineers, and her rescue dog, Haylie. Amanda worked as an actor in Hollywood for five years until bulimia s…
 
He endured the media circus and fall-out during Hurrican Katrina after his company exposed Mayor Nagin's missing emails cover-up. Instead of being bitter, my next guest felt there was a better way for we as a community to stop being so self centered and start to give a damn less about ourselves and more about each other. Mark Lewis, the author of "…
 
In this week's episode we meet Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti, the musicians of band Sirsy. They have a loyal fan base with over 190,000 YouTube subscribers. Their music is original and super fun - a mix of rock, pop, soul and sass! They are the perfect example of working musicians - writing, preforming and engaging with their audience in fun and…
 
Where do you draw the line between people-pleasing and me-first selfishness? Board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, trained in conscious parenting and conscious uncoupling, my next guest is an expert at getting to the core of this destructive behavior and helping people rise up to their authentic self. Please welcome…
 
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