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Online Success Cast #32: Nicole Dean Talks Lifestyle Design

onlinesuccesscast-smWelcome to another episode of the Online Business Success Cast.

Today I have something a little different for you. My friend, Vera Raposo interviewed me yesterday on her podcast. I asked her if I could share it here, too, so that my iTunes listeners would have access and she generously agreed. 🙂


The topic we talked about was “Lifestyle Design”  and some of the questions that Vera asked me were:

  1. What does having a “lifestyle & biz by design” mean to you?
  2. How is it even possible?
  3. What are 3 key things that you do to ensure this happens?
  4. What are some things you’ve been able to do because of your biz and how you run it?
  5. Do you have any advice for the work-a-holics listening in?

Even though Vera is interviewing me this time, let me tell you more about her:

vera-raposo-2013Vera Raposo is the founder of and her blogs have been featured on Entrepreneur Magazine, eHow, America's BestCompanies, Dell, Logoworks by HP and more. is devoted to teaching women entrepreneurs around the world how to push all limits in their life so they can have the business
of their dreams. Vera also shows women how to put their marketing on autopilot and cheerfully create a highly successful and meaningful business that fits their lifestyle.

The audio recording of our interview is in this blog post. Just look for the “play” button and listen. It’s free! Also, be sure to check out all of the resources listed below.

Step 1:  Check out the Resources.

Step 2: Listen to the Interview.

Be sure to listen to the entire interview.


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If you prefer to read the interview, here is the transcript – a free pdf version.


Click here to read the transcript.

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Please post your comments below after you listen to the interview.

What is your biggest frustration in finding balance?

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Thanks again for being part of my business and my day. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about this interview.

Nicole Dean

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I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.

  • Vera Raposo

    Thanks again for chatting with me Nicole, as you know my life was flipped around when my daughter endured cancer twice and is now cancer free. It made me evaluate my entire situation as right after that I navigated a divorce. Thankfully I’m out on the other side of all of that and just looking to find my “peace” in this life and this new way of living. Hugs to you Nicole!!! 🙂

  • Terry Yung

    I tried to listen to interview on itunes. Turns out on my itunes that the 6 most current podcasts are only 1 second long. Might want to check.

  • Savvy Sub

    Thank you for bringing just what I needed going through May’s Stretch Yourself Challenge. It puts things in perspective. What amazes me is the humor you give not only makes me laugh but it makes me want to cry to hear how inspiring you are. You are my role model.

  • Aqui

    Thank you Vera and Nicole, amazing interview. Listened in Itunes. 100% agree with Vera in her thoughts about The Four Hour Week book.

    Very nice!

  • Stephanie Watson

    Oh my gosh, spending the day listening to things I’ve missed and this cracked me up. I used to do a blog talk radio show for a BellaOnline topic I was the editor for and I would drink a shot of vodka first. lol I’m still too nervous to do a lot of interviews but I’m trying. I shared this with my girls, because I am always talking to them about “lifestyle” when picking their career.

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