The Spark Society: A Community for Digital Influencers

How to Be a Successful Microinfluencer

the spark show Feb 03, 2020

Welcome to The Spark Show! On today's episode, we're talking to one of our top students, Kalpana Ravulapati of Koco Travels & Solo Queens Travel Society about getting PAID brand deals with only 1300 followers. Yup. It can happen.
Whenever we talk about becoming an influencer, it's inevitable that someone says that they 'don't have enough followers' to do it.
But if you've been around here long enough, you know by now that your follower count is just a small portion of what it takes to monetize your influence.
In this episode, we discuss: 
  • Why investing in coaching is important
  • How mindset plays into your success
  • Why the following you have isn't the biggest part of being a successful influencer

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Changing Your Mental Blueprint with Fernanda Lind

the spark show Jan 27, 2020

Welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, we're talking to Fernanda Lind all about how you can change your mental blueprint!

Fernanda works with corporations, entrepreneurs and leaders on how to change their psychology and dial in their mindset so that they can reach higher levels of performance and revenue.

She holds two master’s degrees (An MBA and a Masters in Dance)and with a long career in the financial markets, managing a billion dollar portfolio, she understands high pressure and a high-stakes environment.

Having also a background as a professional dancer and having received Sweden’s biggest scholarship for young dancers Fernanda also has extensive experience in performing and presenting at the highest level.

She’s the host of Wired to Win Podcast and you can find her at

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  • Change your life through mindfulness
  • Why influencers need to practice it everyday 
  • Simple tips to change your mindset to bring...
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How to Keep Up With Your Resolutions Featuring Brittany Noelle

the spark show Jan 20, 2020

Welcome to The Spark Show!

It's the New Year and everyone has good health on the mind, so we wanted to talk to one of our students, favorite fitness coaches and influencer, Brittany Noelle!

Brittany Noelle is a certified personal trainer and health coach. She has a B.S in Physiological Science from UCLA, and she’s a Bruin student athlete alumni, having competed as a sprinter on their Track & Field team. When it comes to personal training, Brittany likes to say that she does

“fitness that fits you!” Meaning, she prides herself in creating personalized workouts tailored to your needs. She has a passion for helping people reach their goals while staying healthy and injury free.

She shares her passion for health and fitness through her digital platforms as a successful fitness and lifestyle influencer. She also runs the Strong-N-Fit blog and Facebook community where she shares information on incorporating fitness into your...

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How to Build Your Influence with a Podcast featuring Sasha Huff

the spark show Jan 13, 2020


Welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, we're talking to our producer, Sasha Huff, about building your influence with podcasting! 

Sasha is a 10 year radio veteran who now helps people launch their shows. She LOVES story telling and audio and using podcasting to spread a message. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Why everyone should have a podcast
  • What it's like to be an entrepreneur in the digital space 
  • How audio is helping people build their influence. 

PLUS! She shares everything about her new course: The Podcasting Bootcamp with Sasha Huff, where she's taking you from idea to fully launched show in just 60 days!

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New Year, New Intention

the spark show Jan 07, 2020

Welcome to The Spark Show and Welcome to 2020! This is our first episode in the New Year and I’m so excited to be here with you. First of all, I know everyone is excited about this new year, this new decade. It’s also the Year of the Rat which is my year - so shoutout to all my fellow rats out there. When I was little and I found out about my Chinese Zodiac, I was like - “Ew, rat” but as I started doing my research I discovered that rats are known to be clever, quick thinkers and successful. In Chinese culture, rats are a sign of wealth so I’ll take that!

So in this episode, I wanna talk to you about intention. And this is a big one for me because before I started being more serious about personal development, which was when I started my business, I wasn’t clear on my intentions. I had thoughts and dreams like, “hey maybe someday I can do that” or “hey, that would be so cool if…” And that was it, they were just...

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Goodbye Excuses

the spark show Dec 31, 2019

Hey there, welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, I’m going to help you say goodbye to those excuses that we’re all guilty of saying. They’re the ones that stop us from moving forward and achieving success. It’s really gotta stop, especially now that we’re moving into a new year, new decade. 

First of all, the first step to anything is awareness. So I want you to think of all the excuses you tell yourself on a regular basis. Just think of the ones you used recently. Here are some of the most common ones: “I don’t have time” or “I don’t have money” or “I don’t know how to X” 

Yes, you know the ones. They are the ones that are stopping you from what you want. 

For example, some of you want to start a business or grow your business. What are the excuses that come up? “I don’t have time to work on my business” or “I don’t have the money to invest in my...

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My New Year's Resolutions for 2020

the spark show Dec 26, 2019

Welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you my New Year’s resolutions for 2020. I’ll also share with you some common resolutions and how to actually achieve them. 

We all know how it is. It’s the end of the year and people are reflecting on all the things they didn’t do. If you listened to Episode 58 and 59, then you were doing the opposite hopefully, and reflecting on your wins and accomplishments.

But for everyone else and for most people, they’re looking at: “I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to” or “I didn’t go to the gym as much” or “I spent too much money again” or “I didn’t take that trip that I said I was going to.” 

Most of the time, at the end of the year, people are feeling pretty down on themselves so they’re looking at the New Year as a fresh start, a do-over, so they can actually achieve those things that they want to...

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Hello 2020

the spark show Dec 23, 2019

Welcome to The Spark Show! OMG...2020 is almost here and I know everyone’s getting excited - planning and thinking about the upcoming New Year. It’s the end of the decade and everyone is excited for a reset, refresh, a new start. 

In today’s episode, I wanna talk about how I plan out my 2020 so you can go through my step-by-step process and start the New Year off right. 

But before I even think about 2020, I can’t start planning or doing anything about the future until I reflect and think about the past. 

Hopefully while you’re listening to this episode, you have a pen and paper handy (you know me, I’m old school and like writing things down into existence). If not, you can go back and listen to it again and pause because this is going to be like a writing workshop because I really want you to go through this before the year ends. I want you to block out at least an hour or two for this exercise. I promise you’re going to feel...

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Celebrating Wins

the spark show Dec 19, 2019

Hey there, welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, I’m going to talk to you about celebrating wins! I’m going to share with you some of my wins this year and why it’s so important to celebrate these wins. 

So first I wanna talk about: what is a win? Sometimes people think this has to be some big, massive thing but really, it’s all about perspective. 

Did you get out of bed this morning? That’s a win! I mean, some people won’t today. They won’t even get up and do anything. Or some people don’t even have a bed. 

Did you get ready, take a shower, brush your teeth? I mean, having hot water on demand, that’s a win right there. I remember being in the Philippines when we didn’t have hot water at my grandfather’s house so it was either boil water or deal with the freezing cold water. 

So maybe you’re seeing a pattern here. What celebration bring is GRATITUDE. And as some of you may know,...

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My Biggest Lessons from 2019

the spark show Dec 16, 2019

Welcome to The Spark Show! In this episode, I’m going to be talking about my biggest lessons of 2019! At the time of this recording, we’re about three weeks out from 2020 and I’ve been doing a lot of reflection and planning for the New Year. 

So today I wanna talk about X biggest lessons that I learned this year:

The burnout is real 

I worked a lot this year and there were definitely times that I worked way too much. There were times when I kept going when I shouldn’t and because I pushed myself so hard, I went into burnout mode. This for me means having periods where I didn’t feel like doing anything, feeling uninspired and not like taking action at all. 

Lesson: The lesson here is to manage my time and my energy better. I’m going to be stricter on my work hours, give myself more time to complete projects so that I’m not trying to meet unrealistic deadlines. I’m going to take one full day off a week and give myself...

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