This is episode 21 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder! Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.


On today’s episode, Alissa Bilyeu joins Pam! Alissa is a great friend and mentor of Pam’s, in the industry of social influencing. She is an internationally renowned blogger, social influencer, and top network marketer.


Alissa has an amazing story: she was a teen mom living on food stamps and government assistance until launching her business at the very young age of 22. Since then, she has discovered a true passion for giving back and helping others shine unapologetically in who they are. Her mission is to help people embrace life to the fullest, while casting a vision and building the life of their dreams.


In this episode, Alissa and Pam talk all about how Alissa has gotten to where she is today, how to unapologetically be yourself, steps to succeeding in your business and utilizing social media platforms effectively, and how to break through your “poor man mindset” and achieve your money goals. She also gives her recommendations of tools, books, and other influencers that have helped her succeed; her favorite social media platform and why you should be using it too; and her advice on where to get started!


Key Takeaways

[:31] About today’s podcast with Alissa Bilyeu!

[1:39] What living unapologetically means to Alissa.

[2:51] Alissa’s early life, pre-business, as a teen mom living on food stamps.

[4:38] How Alissa found her way out of her old lifestyle and began blogging.

[7:47] What does it mean to be a social influencer?

[9:05] Alissa’s take on why some people are not authentic to themselves.

[10:36] Alissa’s thoughts on why some companies don’t allow people to market their products on social media.

[12:00] The deal breaker for most people when it comes to succeeding in their business.

[14:42] What “posting is not asking” means.

[15:53] Alissa speaks about the notion of “what you think is what you attract.”

[17:00] Alissa talks about how success takes consistency and hard work!

[18:36] Alissa explains the “poor man mindset” and how to get rid of it.

[21:44] How can people break through their money mindset.

[23:40] How Alissa helps encourage people to celebrate other people’s success and be inspired by it rather than discouraged.

[26:05] Alissa’s morning rituals that help set her up for a successful day.

[30:15] Alissa’s recommendations to those struggling in their business.

[33:11] Alissa’s favorite social media platform and why.

[34:11] Alissa’s recommendations to those just getting started with social media.

[35:40] Alissa’s recommendations on awesome social influencers to follow!

[38:21] What Alissa would like listeners to know about herself (and themselves!)

[40:57] Alissa’s advice to overcome the fear of what others think about you.

[44:24] Pam thanks Alissa for joining her on the podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode

It Works

Alissa Bilyeus Website

Go For No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There, by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, by T. Harv Eker

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins’ 5-4-3-2-1

The Miracle Morning: The NotSoObvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), by Hal Elrod

Tony Robbins

Gary Vaynerchuk

Julie Solomon

Amy Porterfield

The Alison Show

Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis


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