Check out interview with Freddie Smith & Alyssa Tabit who are entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire. Freddie is an Emmy Award-winning actor from Days of our Lives & Alyssa is a blogger & speaker. Together, they co-host a podcast titled The Freddie & Alyssa Show. The goal of the show is to bring the audience fascinating & value giving guests to leave listeners with actionable takeaways that are instantly applicable to creating a better life.
The Pivot Principle is the modern day playbook for mastering your mindset, pivoting your actions and elevating your life.
In a refreshingly entertaining guidebook, Freddie Smith and Alyssa Tabit pinpoint the twelve areas needed to pivot in order to revamp one’s life. Through raw and honest experiences, the duo shares how to here!
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Alyssa: For me, I’d have to say positive, creative and tenacious.
Freddie: Diligent, professional, and fun
Name one your strengths?
Freddie: Mine is communication.
Alyssa: Mine is patience.
How and when did you guys started in the business?
Alyssa: Our first business was a partnership with an e-commerce health and beauty brand. We started that venture in 2014, got the entrepreneurial bug and never looked back. That grew into the podcast, book, and blog.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Alyssa: I think I know your answer to this one, winning your Emmy for
Best Younger Actor?
Freddie: Yes, that is something I will always be proud of! It has been such an honor telling the story of Sonny Kiriakis. Having the platform of Days of Our Lives to connect with fans and share our truths on social media has been so rewarding. What was yours, babe?
Alyssa: I’d have to say writing and sharing our book with the world! Hearing personal stories from those that the book has touched truly is the most gratifying feeling.
Best advice ever given?
Freddie: Don’t spend your clock in, clock out money on luxuries. Buy luxuries with the money your money makes you.
Alyssa: That is excellent advice! I’ll never forget being a little girl and hearing, “don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life.” It is a constant reminder to me that life is short and you have to live each day to the fullest. No matter your dream/goals/etc. start TODAY because tomorrow is not promised.
What part of your job do you find the most challenging?
Freddie: Building a business and a brand is like putting together a 5,000 piece puzzle. The whole process is challenging, but that is what makes it fun and rewarding.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Freddie: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Tell us about your popular podcast “The Freddie & Alyssa Show?”
Alyssa: Our top priority on our podcast is to bring the audience value and entertainment. We discuss pop culture, share our own personal learning experiences, and interview an eclectic mix of people from actors, entrepreneurs & influencers to bloggers & experts. The goal of this show is to bring the audience fascinating, thought provoking & value giving content to leave listeners with actionable takeaways that are instantly applicable to creating a better life.
What kind of content we can listen to on the show?
Alyssa: We want our listeners to feel like they are sitting at dinner with us as we talk about something fun & silly like the latest episode of The Bachelor or as educational as the pros and cons of buying your first home. Anything goes in our household, and we wanted to bring that to life through our podcast.
What is the toughest business decision you had to make in the last few months?
Freddie: The toughest business decisions we’ve had to make is which projects we should invest our profits into to take it to the next level, while still maintaining and growing the others all at the same time.
Now tell us about the “The Pivot Principle?”
Alyssa: What started off as a guidebook for our closest friends and family, turned into an international product for the world to help master their mindset, pivot their actions and elevate their life.
Where we can buy it?
Alyssa: The Pivot Principle is currently available in softcover, eBook & audiobook formats on thepivotprinciple.shop
What has been your most memorable experience of working together so far?
Freddie: Working together has many memorable experiences; from overcoming challenges together and celebrating wins that we worked so hard to achieve.
What other projects you have been part of?
Alyssa: We have worked on many projects together! Starting in early 2013, we worked together on a web series that Freddie co-created. Then we launched our health & beauty e-commerce business in 2014 followed by an independent horror film we wrote and starred in called Hiker. That blossomed into the birth of the blog, podcast, and writing The Pivot Principle. Our latest project is a film in pre-production that we wrote called Unplugged.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
Freddie: Dwayne Johnson. I have always enjoyed action packed films and I admire how much he shares his personal life on social media. He is always full of gratitude and loves helping others through his actions and inspirational words; a true role model.
Alyssa: Yaaas. We love The Rock!
What’s next for Freddie Smith & Alyssa Tabit in 2019?
Alyssa: We are taking The Pivot Principle to the stage for our first annual summit, as well as growing our podcast, blog and going into pre-production on our high-school reunion comedy film; Unplugged.
3 things you can’t leave your house without?
Alyssa: Chapstick, water and my cellphone.
Freddie: My phone, wallet and a great attitude.
What music do you like?
Freddie: Hip-hop & pop.
Alyssa: I love EVERYTHING. From hip-hop & pop to country & musicals – omg, I love it ALL.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
Freddie: An empty schedule, happy hour & spending time with good people.
Alyssa: I can’t argue with that!
How’s a normal day in your life?
Freddie: It starts off with two cups of coffee, 10,000 steps and accomplishing as many tasks as possible to further the longterm goal.
Alyssa: Mine is similar but in addition to e-mails, editing, writing, planning shoots, blogs, and podcasts as well as outfits and future content.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Alyssa: I am dying to visit Santorini. I would love for our closest friends and family to be there with us on holiday.
Freddie: Perfect babe. My bags are packed!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Freddie: Elon Musk! He defines the word innovator. He’s helping to make our future brighter and more efficient.
Alyssa: Meeting Shakespeare would be pretty damn cool.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Alyssa: I always find that happiness equals progress. When there is progression in our lives, we are always at our happiest.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Freddie: Salmon & steamed veggies with hot sauce.
Alyssa: That makes two of us – hold the hot sauce, add light soy sauce.
And your favorite cheat food?
Freddie: Big Mac & a large fry
Alyssa: PIZZA!!!! Anything with carbs and cheese, really. Lol. And ranch, lots of ranch.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Freddie: Whatever is clean, lol.
Alyssa: I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to fashion. Some days, I love being daring, feminine and glamorous where other days I am all about being dressed down, with a baseball cap and kicks. My style ALWAYS reflects my mood.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Freddie: Married with a top 100 iTunes podcast, three books in circulation and two feature films with international distributed.
Alyssa: Same! I’d love to have a clothing line in the mix as well!
Do you support any charities?
Freddie: We support many great causes and may even be starting our own nonprofit in late 2019.
Alyssa: I am incredibly passionate about animals and love supporting
Where we can follow you?
Quote: “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee
Movie: Alyssa: I just saw Long Shot and laughed out loud so many times!
Sports Team: Lakers!
Tv Show: The Challenge on MTV! We are addicted!