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Podcast Interview with Melanie Padgett Powers

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Melanie gets relationships and what it takes to build them and the impact it has had on her career. I have been a guest on her show and love how she gets it about being a freelancer and the mentality you can have around it. I also thought it was really cool that she understands and leverages the power of music.

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Melanie Padgett Powers Teaser 00:00

Well, I talk to freelancers a lot about this idea that we are business owners and not, quote and quote just a freelancer. And I think the freelancers who embrace that and know that they're business owners find way more success. They're a lot more confident. And so one of the things I like to say is, especially when you are, for example, interviewing clients or potential clients, it's not about, okay, well will they hire me?

Are they gonna like my portfolio and am I gonna be available? This is a mutual relationship.

Intro 00:37

Are you ready to hear business stories and learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and level up your business from awesome CEOs, entrepreneurs, and founders, without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresh values your time and is ready to share with you the valuable info you're in search of. This is the I am CEO podcast.

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Gresham Harkless 01:02

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast, and I appreciate you listening to this episode. And if you've been listening this year, we're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes under certain categories or topics that we think are gonna be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

This month is going to be about not forgetting about the human part of business. Often we forget about the human part of life. We often forget about the human part of business. So look forward, self-care tips, fitness, burnout, purpose, biz and personal, personal branding, motivation, drive, success, understanding your why, and of course, how important customer service is.

But at the heart of it, it's all about remembering. The human part of business. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I am CEO podcast.

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Melanie Padgett Powers of Mel Edits.

Melanie, it's great to have you on the show.

Melanie Padgett Powers 01:59

Thanks so much, Gresh. Great to be here.

Gresham Harkless 02:01

Definitely super excited to have you on. And before we jumped in, I wanted to read a little bit more about Melanie so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing.

And Melanie is the owner of Mel Edits. She is a freelancer, freelance writer, managing editor, copy editor, and Proofreader in Silver Spring Maryland, who primarily works with membership associations and healthcare organizations. She has a journalism degree and has previously been a newspaper reporter in her home state of Indiana.

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And Melanie is also the creator and host of the Deliberate Freelancer Podcast, which focuses on the business side of freelancing. Melanie, it's great to have you on the show.

Are you ready to speak to the I am CEO community?

Melanie Padgett Powers 02:36

I am ready. I think.

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