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Getting to Know Our Users: Mary Kay Specialist Keara Murphy

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Pink Cadillac Status: One Determined Mary Kay Sales Representative’s Journey to the Top

This week we are posting about something a little different but it’s still in the realm of motivation and perseverance.  At FIT Radio we come across people who motivate us whether it be the DJs through their mixes, the athletes, trainers and fitness models through their will power and healthy lifestyles, or our friends who persevere in such competitive atmospheres that most of us are in awe of their success because most others have failed. We are featuring a young woman who worked her way from the bottom to the very top in a field where not many can say they’ve done the same. We’re talking about Mary Kay and the revolutionary make up line that’s changing women’s lives. One life in particular is Keara Murphy!

(Keara is on the left)

Keara Murphy moved from New Orleans to Atlanta 3 years ago (2010) after a break up, only knowing her sister and brother-in-law, and what better way for a fresh start than moving to a new city?  She began her Mary Kay business just a few months before moving to help herself branch out and grow her network. Within four months of being a Mary Kay Representative she earned her first free Mary Kay car, a brand new Cheverolet Malibu! Keara says:  “I loved the person I was becoming in the process of the challenges I had to overcome being a business owner in a new city. My confidence in the business and in myself grew to the point where I honestly believed I could earn one of those gorgeous pink Cadillacs!  So I did what my mentors who had earned Pink Cadillacs before had told me to do. There were a lot of no’s, a lot of cancellations, a lot of things deterring me from the goal, but every set back is a set up for success.  If growing a business was always easy then everyone would do it. I made mistakes and learned from them. I didn’t dwell on the small things and I kept my eye on the prize!”  Then it happened,  just 21 months from beginning her Mary Kay business Keara had done it, she earned the gorgeous Pearl Mary Kay Pink Cadillac! Keara says:  “It’s almost been a year and every day I drive around in my trophy on wheels and I feel like a million bucks.  Every day I get positively affirmed from perfect strangers and people who didn’t always believe in me.  The thing I love the most about my Mary Kay business is the person I have become in the process; I am more confident and I get to help other women grow their successful Mary Kay businesses as well!” A feeling that is a reward in itself if you ask us.

We like to think that some of Keara’s success is due to the fact that she plays FIT Radio at her Mary Kay parties 😉

 

Check out Keara’s contact information if you are interested in pursuing a future with Mary Kay Cosmetics! And make sure to check out her video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start a Mary Kay business it all begins with a Starter Kit!  From there we go over your dreams, your goals, how much money you want to make, how much time you want to spend then make a business plan for each woman individually!  It’s exciting to have control of your financial future!

 

 

Double Whammy!

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So, this week we’ve come across not one, but two incredible mentions in two separate Mashable posts! If you aren’t privy to the importance of being featured in Mashable just know this, it is “a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million monthly unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities.” We know what you’re thinking, “whoa! 20 million unique visitors?!” and we’re right there with you. We typically keep our users updated with all the exciting news going on through Twitter and Facebook but it doesn’t hurt to put both mentions in one handy blog post for you all. Take a look and try to imagine the excitement we’re experiencing in the office. We’re pretty much peeing our pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who shares FIT Radio with anyone they meet, we’re sure that you might have a little something to do with this 😉

LivingSocial's Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival!

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Hey everyone!! We had an absolute BLAST DJing this party last year and can’t wait to do it again! Check out the details below and grab a pass before the prices go up! As you can tell from the video, you don’t want to miss this!

what you get

  • Entrance to LivingSocial’s Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival!
  • One General Admission Ticket, Including:
    • Unlimited Tastings of More Than 100 Beers and Wines
    • Souvenir Tasting Glass
    • Live Music from Girlz Girlz Girlz and FIT Radio DJs
    • Food Trucks
    • LivingSocial Sunglasses
  • One VIP Admission, Including:
    • One Hour Early Entry
    • Everything Included with a General Admission Ticket
    • Lanyard Beer Glass Holder
    • GoVino Go Anywhere Wine Glass
    • Meet-and-Greet with Winemakers and Brewers from Noon to 1 p.m.
    • Exclusive Tasting Lounge with Four Hand-Picked Wineries and Two Craft Breweries

If you missed LivingSocial’s Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival last fall, never fear: We’re back at it again this spring with the kick-off to our national Beerfest tour! With twice as much to indulge in from the beverage department, and even more unique entertainment, this is sure to be one of the season’s best events.

Head to Chastain Park on March 23 to enjoy live music from ’80s tribute band Girlz Girlz Girlzand FIT Radio DJs. While the park is open to the public to enjoy the entertainment, those 21 and over who’d like to partake in the festivities should grab a ticket. Pay $25 for one general admission ticket (the price will increase as the event date gets closer), or pay $45 for a VIP ticket, and receive a tasting glass to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100 beers and wines. Munchies from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks will also be available for purchase, so you can keep well-nourished as you partake in backyard lawn games and activities. Check out the interactive art experience from Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces and hang out in the brand new two-story Budweiser lounge, complete with six flat screen TVs for a basketball viewing party. Basically, this one festival you won’t want to miss… again.

Check out Living Social’s Facebook page for updates on the event.

Save $15 on the SHAPE Diva Dash – a FIT Radio sponsored event

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Georgia Divas: Don’t miss the SHAPE Diva Dash – a women’s only adventure obstacle run coming to Atlanta on 2/23. It’s your chance to Ditch the Dudes for this women only obstacle run sponsored by SHAPE Magazine. It’s a challenging 5K run course dotted with a dozen or so obstacles designed to test your strength, speed, balance and agility. This run is for gals of all ages and abilities. It’s about camaraderie and support as much as it is about going fast. Costumes and bling encouraged. Plan to stick around for the after party for contests, games and prizes!
Use code: FITRADIODIVA and save $15 off of your entry free!!!

First Chalene Johnson & now Living Social?!

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If you consider yourself an avid FIT Radio listener, then you probably already “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, our two most widely used and constantly updated Social Media avenues. The two places where you can see us post everything from the finished product of the promo video:

 

…to the exciting mention we got from self-made millionaire and Beach Body/ P90x partner-in-crime, Chalene Johnson:

(both of which we are super proud of and love when you share them with your friends 🙂 that wasn’t me being coy that was me blatantly trying to entice you to share, just bein’ honest)

So you can imagine our awe and excitement with the new year as Living Social adds us to their list of deals! The app is ready for the public and what better platform to launch with than the crazy, fun company that brings the party everywhere they go? Consider them that one friend you have that can always get “the hook-up.” For example: spending $18 instead of $36 on a 1 year premium subscription to a great music app to keep you and your posse moving all day long. Sounds to me like we could all use a friend or two like that 🙂 So spread the word and be the friend who gives the scoop on the best app you can buy for the new year!

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1697-atlanta_citywide/deals/561156-1-year-premium-subscription

 

Getting To Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJs: ### (Pound Pound Pound)

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I got to have a chat with the DJ duo Pound Pound Pound (made up of Jeremy Rhodes and Josh Wren). Their close friendship and mutual love of music got them to where they are now, producing successful Dubstep and Electro House mixes and even throwing in a bit of Moombahton! Read on to discover more about one of our favorite DJ duos, Pound Pound Pound…

Where are you guys from?
West Lafayette, Indiana

Where is your favorite place to spin?
That’s hard to pick…. Maybe The Metro in Chicago or The Congress Theater

What made you guys get into music and DJing?
We both really had a passion for music. So we bought turntables off
craigslist, and things escalated to where we are at now.

Favorite candy?
Jeremy-gummy worms

Josh- beef jerky

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Somewhere in Europe definitely. Probably visit our buddies in England or the Netherlands

Do you have an idol? If so, who?
We wouldn’t say we have an idol,in particular, but when we first started getting into music was in 2008 when we saw so many shows that embraced the culture. It really inspired us to become a part of the movement.

Favorite genre and/or style of music?
We can’t have just one favorite genre. It would be too constricting like a turtleneck. Our taste in music is too broad to pick just one. But the main genres we’ve been hitting lately are Trap, Moombah, Electro and Dubstep.

What is your favorite thing about being a DJ?
The reaction after you’re done and the energy surrounding the show. You can feel if the show was a good show and there’s no better feeling then knowing you made a bunch of peoples’ nights because of the bangers you were dropping.

What is your favorite track at the moment?
Either “Flex” by Heroes x Villians or the Jay Fay remix of “Ladies In The Back” by Star Slinger
  

What type of equipment do you use?
For live shows, 2 Pioneer 1000 mk3s and a Pioneer djm-800 mixer.
For production, we use Logic and Ableton.

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
definitely music production. No matter how much you know or you think you know there’s always something to learn. But that’s what makes it so fun.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
pound pound pound

You guys have any secret talents?
FIFA… It’s our goals to become the best FIFA players out of all the producers out there haha

What do you do when you aren’t spinning?
Making original tunes, going to shows, FIFA, or taking care of LazerLou. He’s our mascot and on out EP cover…he’s our pet skunk.

Where do you guys see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully living on a coast somewhere doing music full time. Hopefully still touring.

Do you have a New Years resolution? If so, what?
I’d say just to keep progressing…. if you’re not moving forward, then you’re falling backwards in this industry.
Our main goal is to release 2 E.P.’s this year and do some major shows.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Jeremy: If I could just get really big. Go into a room full of people and just get huge and make them all feel super uncomfortable. lol
Josh: Telekinesis… that way I could sit on my couch and write music just with my mind along with other things.

What are your thoughts on FIT Radio?
We think it’s really awesome and we are thankful to be apart of it. Thank you for providing a way to find new music and for supporting ours!

WIRED & Ready To Go!

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Aaaand we are back with more FIT Radio music news!!  So, last week we posted about about the ZUMBA Station, and this week we’re all about informing you fine people about the WIRED: Sport Specific Station. This station was inspired by an article our Music Director came across in WIRED Magazine that discussed “Sport Specific” music and how listening to the correct BPM (beats per minute) can enhance your workout. For example, listen to an upbeat Top 40 hit during a spin class; WIRED suggests something along the lines of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” which boasts 129 BPM. For a longer, less concentrated intensity workout like distance running, your ears might find something a little less Top 40, more appealing, such as an Indie Dance mix featuring artists like Daft Punk and Foster The People. In a nut shell, this article reiterates what we already knew deep down in our guts: “listening to upbeat music when you workout not only causes you to push harder, it also distracts you from knowing you’re doing so.” Lucky for you, we’ve done all the work and have designed mixes of multiple genres and BPMs for your workout listening pleasure. Don’t be scared to use us outside of the gym too, we like it 😉

We Got The ZUMBA Fevah!

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Zum·ba

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a fitness program consisting of short dance and aerobic exercise routines performed to popular, mainly Latin-American music.

Hey readers! If you are an avid FIT Radio listener like we hope you are, you already know we have had a station specifically designed for the ZUMBA workout enthusiasts; however, we have yet to get down to the nitty-gritty about who’s involved and our hopes and goals for the station. The station has blossomed tremendously with the growing popularity of the app and we are being approached and contacted by the best ZUMBA dj’s out there! Currently, DJ Neonglass is our hero right now. He is dominating the FIT Radio ZUMBA scene and generating some serious excitement in the office. We just can’t stop dancing!!
 
 

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There are currently 10 mixes in the Zumba Station each one different from the last… do you know what that means?? That’s around 300+ hours of non-stop Zumba madness and motivation!! So for your next impromptu dance party in the gym or kitchen, check out the sure-to-get-you-dancing-and-sweating Zumba Station on FIT Radio!

Jump On the Boobie Bandwagon!

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In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it would be a great idea (since there are so many races, walks, etc etc dedicated to the cause) to make a “Save the Tatas” station on FIT Radio! We’ve compiled a list of inspirational female artists for your listening pleasure. Think Lady Gaga meets Shania Twain meets Whitney Houston. Yeah, we went there. Currently we have an upbeat fast mix for a hard workout and a slower mix perfect for a cool down. Check it out on your iPhone, Android, or web! –>> http://fitradio.com

Apple's New 'EarPods' A Better Choice For Gym Goers

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If you are one of the select few who have dropped a couple Benjamins on the new iPhone 5 then you know all about the new ‘EarPods’. As for the rest of us, don’t worry, a new pair (sans iPhone) is available for the fair price of $29. The newly designed EarPods boast a more natural fit in the user’s ear (whereas before you probably felt you might be damaging your ears you were cramming in so tightly…I did!). Another change to the design includes a larger remote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The larger remote (which is FIT Radio compatible just like the old one) will allow the user to change the volume and pause whatever mix they are enjoying much easier than before. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your ear buds, check these out. Anything that makes your workout with FIT easier and more enjoyable is always okay with us 🙂

For more on this go to Forbes.com