Why the Girl Became a Cat with Shanna Forrestall

February 12, 2019
Hosted by Seth David and Erica Edd

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Shanna was a good student. Not a science or math person. It took her awhile to find her “art.” She was creative, but what about practical skills? She played a lot. She loved creating imaginary worlds and stories. Her family didn’t have a lot of money growing up. Her mom would give them some sheets and say, “go play in the woods and come home before dark.” Shanna got into acting, and got into the production side of it pretty quickly. Bottom line she’s better at the production part. She is a really good organizer, and this played into her functioning better behind the camera than in front of it. She saw the magic of what had to come together to make it all happen. What about the idea of being alone in these imaginary worlds? Shanna didn’t actually do it alone. She would recruit people and assign roles.

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Most podcasts that talk to or about “successful people” focus on “what it’s like today.” This leaves out the most important parts of the picture, “What it WAS like, and what happened.” Our format concerns itself with all three parts of a person’s story, which is:

What it was like (where and how you got started)?”
What happened (what were some of the darkest times like, and how did you get through it)?
What it’s like today (what you bring to the table these days).

We want to inspire you by bringing out the parts of a person’s story that really made them who they are today. This is the part people can relate to, and the part we feel that other podcasts out there are missing big time.

It’s exciting to learn about how successful a person is, but it is inspiring to learn what things they did to overcome the things that were blocking them along the way, especially when many of us just need to get out of our own way!

Seth David and Erica Edd

Seth David is the chief nerd and President of Nerd Enterprises, Inc, a company that provides consulting and training services in Accounting and software. Consulting services range from basic bookkeeping to CFO services such as financial modeling. Nerd Enterprises, Inc. is one of the leaders in the small business accounting world in online training offering courses on a wide range of software products.

Seth David has spoken at numerous accounting technology conferences, including QuickBooks Connect, The Sleeter Group (now Accountex), Seattle Accounting Technology Bootcamp, Sage Summit and Xerocon. Seth also teaches in the community education program at Santa Monica College in Southern California.

Seth makes extensive use of social networking tools and web videos to maximize the impact of his training. His unique style and personal touch has helped him develop a large worldwide audience consisting of accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners, as well as general consultants and technology enthusiasts. Seth graduated from Pace University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Erica Edd is the Chief Operating Nerd of Nerd Enterprises, Inc. She brings to Nerd Enterprises a very wide variety of experience in a broad array of industries. Erica has worked in the service and entertainment industries, as well as in social work and advertising. She’s also got an entrepreneurial spirit, starting a t-shirt company in 2011, which she continues to run today.

Erica has found a home with Nerd Enterprises and has studied closely with Seth for the past three years to gain an in-depth understanding of accounting. Coupling her diverse experience with a mentor in Seth, Erica continues to find new and better ways to serve her clients’ needs and to help Nerd Enterprises grow.

Episode Directory

February 2019

  • 2/26/2019: Belly Button Bloggers with Chris Brogan Listen Now
  • 2/19/2019: Social Media Pub Crawl with Brooke B. Sellas Listen Now
  • 2/12/2019: Why the Girl Became a Cat with Shanna Forrestall Listen Now
  • 2/5/2019: 30 Blank Pages to Fill with Jill Konrath Listen Now

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