Episode 16: Sharing The Real You: How To Work Your Quirks, with William Arruda

“And now people realize that it doesn’t matter if you work inside a company, you have your own job or you’re a solopreneur. You need to offer something that’s unique and valuable, and that is based in who you are.” – William Arruda

Personal branding is something we hear about often when it applies to entrepreneurs and online business owners, but it’s also something that employees in the corporate world, as well as job seekers, should be aware of and hone consciously and powerfully.

Often people think they should be hiding what makes them different (what we’re calling here their “quirks”) when in fact these traits and characteristics are what’s most fascinating, unique and memorable about them. When it comes to personal branding and working your quirks, today’s expert guest on Finding Brave is the go-to source for top-level, expert information and strategies.

Referred to as “The Personal Branding Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, William Arruda has been credited with turning the concept of personal branding into a global industry. A corporate branding veteran, William is the founder and President of Reach, the global leader in personal branding with representatives in 49 countries and products that have been used by more than a million people.

He has the distinct privilege of having delivered more personal branding keynotes to more people in more places than anyone else on earth. American Express, Google, Gucci, IBM, J&J, LinkedIn, Pepsi and Target are just a few in a long list of his clients. As a thought-leader, William is a spokesperson on personal branding and social media. He has appeared on BBC TV, the Discovery Channel and NPR and he’s been featured in 1,000+ publications. He’s the bestselling author of the definitive books on executive branding, Ditch. Dare. Do! and Career Distinction and he writes a regular column for Forbes.

This episode with William Arruda will encourage and inspire you to infuse everything you do with the parts of you that make you truly unique and different. And you’ll begin to understand why your uniqueness is so important to the world.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How thought leaders can embrace their vulnerability in order to build a brand that stands out [2:29]
  • What is personal branding, and why everyone needs it [6:06]
  • A powerful example of someone who’s turned her quirks into assets [11:11]
  • Who you’ll want to
  • focus on attracting if you’re in a corporate job [14:21]
  • What’s changed in the corporate world and the role of social media in breaking down certain walls [18:21]
  • William’s tips for working your quirks in a different way [23:19]

For more information:

http://williamarruda.com/

http://www.reachpersonalbranding.com/

http://careerblast.tv/

https://twitter.com/williamarruda

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamarruda

https://www.facebook.com/williamarruda

Resources Mentioned:

William’s Forbe’s Column

His Books, Ditch Dare Do & Career Distinction

QUOTES:

“We are taught, over and over and over again, that fitting in is good and standing out is bad.”[2:46]

“If we want to be successful, we need to know what our authenticity is.” [6:29]

“If you want everyone to like you, then your full-time job should be fitting in.” [13:03]

“We have to be comfortable (knowing) though that when we stand out, we can repel as many people as we attract.” [13:27]

“If you want to manage your first impression online, there’s one place to go. Tell your story in an authentic and compelling way on LinkedIn.” [20:59]

“In the corporate world, there’s applied personal branding. How do you take what makes you unique and valuable, and use that as a way to further your career, and at the same time move the company brand forward? [22:07]

QUOTES:

“I’m also very grateful for the fact that I was not handed anything and that I wasn’t entitled to any successes in my family.” [9:33]

I was starting to build my network; I found my tribe. I saw a need to share more of these stories, because why should it be confined to just that community.” [16:56]

“I would always default to optionality, like having a lot of doors available to you.” [29:50]

“I was intentional about what I wanted to do with that, and at least what I wanted to experience with it.” [30:40]

“Part of being intentional is finding that grey area that works for you.” [31:23]

“You don’t need to have traditional mentors, you can have peers that you learn from just as much.” [34:00]

“You’re not going to have exponential success if you don’t do something slightly different than everyone else.” [34:26]

 


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Episode 15: How To Achieve Phenomenal Success and Impact The World Before Age 30, with Jared Kleinert

“You know these are people that are writing New York Times bestselling books [and] they’re building successful businesses. They’re producing feature films, and you would think that most people need an entire career to accomplish this, or need an entire lifetime to accomplish this. That was certainly true for past generations, but now we live in a world where this can happen in a matter of years, or even months for the craziest of the examples I’ve studied.” – Jared Kleinert

The story of today’s guest on Finding Brave is an inspiring one, and it just may shift your perception as it shows that age is not a necessary requirement for brilliance and impact.

Jared Kleinert, age 22,  is an entrepreneur, TED and keynote speaker, and award-winning author who’s been named USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial” after spending years identifying and connecting hundreds of the world’s smartest and most talented Millennials. His first book 2 Billion Under 20 was voted the “#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015” by the Axiom Business Book Awards and his latest book 3 Billion Under 30 was released in January 2017 profiling 75 Avengers-esque individuals who have collectively started companies worth billions of dollars and reach hundreds of millions of people each month through their work.

In addition to his research and keynote speaking business, Jared (along with his team) partners with #1 NYT bestselling authors, Fortune 500 executives, major keynote speakers, Emmy award-winning journalists, seven-figure business owners, VC-backed startup founders, various multinational corporations, and other influential organizations who lead their industries and positively impact the world with their thought leadership in order to help them reach more of their ideal customers and best engage their increasingly Millennial-dominated workforces. He also hosts Meeting of the Minds (motm.co), an invite-only network for 7-figure business owners and subject matter experts who want to become super-connectors and grow their businesses exponentially. The United Nations has touted him as a “Champion For Humanity.”

Today, you’ll hear how Jared, at the young age of 22, has gotten to where he is by making his own opportunities and finding the right mentors along the way. He even graciously offers his phone number and encourages success seekers to contact him directly. The wisdom and advice that Jared has to offer in this interview is invaluable to listeners of any age who are looking to advance in their careers or entrepreneurial journeys.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What experiences have paved the pathway for Jared to do what he does today [8:47]
  • His earliest business mistakes and the importance of having the right mentor to learn from [10:22]
  • Why Jared and the co-author of his first book went the traditional publishing route [16:20] and how he self-published his second book [18:30]
  • How he started his marketing consulting firm helping authors and thought leaders, while building his personal brand at the same time [20:07]
  • The ways you can find your own “zone of genius” [26:37]
  • What Jared would tell someone considering skipping college [28:52]
  • His 3-step process that anyone, regardless of age, can use to be more in this world and make a great impact [32:37]
  • What he feels makes both his books much bigger than him [41:01]

For more information, visit:

https://3billionunder30.com

jared@3billionunder30.com

(646) 846 – 7200

http://facebook.com/jaredkleinert

http://facebook.com/3BU30

http://facebook.com/2billionunder20

http://twitter.com/jaredkleinert

http://twitter.com/3billionunder30

http://linkedin.com/in/jaredkleinert

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Jared’s Book, 3 Billion Under 30: How Millennials Continue Redefining Success, Breaking Barriers and Changing The World | 75 Stories of Entrepreneurship, Change & Leadership | Business Book for Young Adults

2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World by Stacey Ferreira and Jared Kleinert

Forbes Article, The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know In Silicon Valley

Episode 5: How To Land a Dream Job at the Salary You Deserve, with Austin Belcak

Thiel Foundation

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Kolbe A Index

Authentic Happiness (University of Pennsylvania)

Via Survey of Character Strengths

Kathy and Tim’s article on Forbes, 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Finding Brave on Facebook

QUOTES:

“I’m also very grateful for the fact that I was not handed anything and that I wasn’t entitled to any successes in my family.” [9:33]

I was starting to build my network; I found my tribe. I saw a need to share more of these stories, because why should it be confined to just that community.” [16:56]

“I would always default to optionality, like having a lot of doors available to you.” [29:50]

“I was intentional about what I wanted to do with that, and at least what I wanted to experience with it.” [30:40]

“Part of being intentional is finding that grey area that works for you.” [31:23]

“You don’t need to have traditional mentors, you can have peers that you learn from just as much.” [34:00]

“You’re not going to have exponential success if you don’t do something slightly different than everyone else.” [34:26]

 


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Episode 14: How To Support Our Children to Navigate A Brand New World, with Tim Elmore

“We’ve got to find a way to help parents. If parents were just sitting down at the table [with their kids] on a regular basis — food, games, whatever — but were processing “What are we going through?” we could help at least half the issues.” – Tim Elmore

In today’s world, when it comes to parenting and supporting our children and young adults to grow into real leaders — of their own lives and in organizations and beyond — we’re in a whole new world. We’re “marching off the map,” without the benefit of the time-trusted tools that used to guide us.

Today, our guest Dr. Tim Elmore shares his powerful insights and lessons learned from his groundbreaking work, writing and research that focuses on giving us as parents, employers and leaders of young adults, a new map for making sense of these new challenges we’re all facing, and navigating this new territory in more positive, effective ways.

Tim is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders, and the author of 32 books, all dedicated to equipping us to prepare our young leaders in our workplaces, schools, athletic programs, and in our homes.

In this thought-provoking discussion, you’ll hear how Tim believes we’ve gotten off track today in our parenting and teaching, and how we can start taking new kinds of action that will re-align us with what’s necessary, and enable the leaders of tomorrow to thrive and deal effectively with the often scary and overwhelming new world they’re facing.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The new report card that exists for parents and what leads us to unwittingly cripple our children’s development [3:43]
  • What drove him to write his latest book and what we really need to know as parents, teachers and employers [5:49]
  • The role that social media plays in the rise of mental health issues in our youth [8:58]
  • Some of the insights that Tim has made working with about 8,000 schools and organizations across the country [11:56]
  • Ways we can start looking at and reframing the concept of risk [16:11]
  • Why being able to see farther into the future can help us better manage our lives [18:26]
  • The reasons Tim says we now need to be both “timely and timeless” [18:55]
  • The tools Tim’s created for building ethical kids [26:21]
  • How what’s happening to women affects what he teaches, and men as a whole [28:07]

For more information, visit:

https://growingleaders.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/timelmore

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyelmore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.elmore

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Tim’s Latest Book, Marching Off the Map: Inspiring Students to Navigate a Brand New World

Habitudes Leadership Curriculum

Roundtable for Principals

Kathy and Tim’s article on Forbes, 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Episode 13: How Spirituality Supports Success In Your Heart-Centered Business, with Polly McGee

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

Finding Brave on Facebook

QUOTES:

“We need to be brave and raise brave kids ourselves.” [4:52]

“I feel that as today’s parents, teachers and employers, we’re on the brink of a world that we are not yet prepared for.” [5:56]

“Social media is not all evil, but we’re just not made to take in 10,000 messages a day.” [8:58]

“We have well-intentioned parents who really mean well, but are not allowing their child to really grow up.” [14:39]

“We’re living in a day where we’re almost not even sure if there’s a right and a wrong.” [20:06]

“Men are not quite sure what to do with women that are feeling empowered.” [28:19]


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Episode 13: How Spirituality Supports Success In Your Heart-Centered Business, with Polly McGee

In today’s Finding Brave episode, I’m thrilled to highlight the powerful wisdom and insights of Dr. Polly McGee whose work is focused intensively on the integration of spirituality and business success.

Dr. McGee is an author, entrepreneur educator, digital strategist and yogi. As co-founder of Start-up Tasmania, she was voted one of the most influential people in Australian start-ups. She has worked with hundreds of start-ups to help them refine their business ideas and connect with their markets. A prolific speaker and writer on digital strategy and small business, Polly contributes to a range of publications and has created a suite of digital and video content and workshops. She coaches heart-centered entrepreneurs to help them scale their businesses to make a greater impact in the world.

Polly’s forthcoming new book The Good Hustle  uniquely combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practices in a compelling blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action.

In today’s interview, Polly shares:

  1. How creating a heart-centered business and working in service to others can change the world and your own life
  2. How ancient yogic philosophies and Buddhist teachings give us a contemporary framework to use on our path to happiness
  3. How spirituality, mind management, life and work and intrinsically combined
  4. The ways that managing our minds and turning our intentions toward service can remove obstacles to happiness and success

Ultimately, Polly shares that spirituality is about being connected with the divine in each one of us, and continuing on our own personal journeys  helps us discover our own authentic answers to life’s challenges.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why bringing spirituality, yoga and mindfulness to a business can be such a struggle – but it needs to happen [4:17]
  • What Polly means when she says that we really need to become friends with ourselves first [11:40]
  • How spiritual practices can help an entrepreneur or startup be more successful and why it really all begins with service to others [14:36]
  • Her concept of “good hustle” and why it can’t be forgotten [21:06]
  • Why she is so passionate about helping women specifically [24:36]
  • Polly’s insights on passion, purpose and the self-help industry as a whole [27:48]
  • What happens when we attach too strongly to a particular outcome [32:16]

For more information, visit:

https://pollymcgee.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pollymcgee/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pollymcgeewriter/

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Polly’s New Book, The Good Hustle : Creating a Happy, Healthy Business with Heart

Listen to Polly’s New Book on Audible

Kathy’s Spirituality & Success Series on Forbes and interview with Polly:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2018/03/10/top-australian-startup-expert-shares-how-to-catapult-business-success-with-ancient-wisdom/#381bb69829ac

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

QUOTES:

“If we are in service to people, then we are coming from a place of love and a place of holding them, rather than coming from a place of taking from them.” (4:58)

“Spirituality is about being connected with the divine in you.” (5:52)

“We can’t disavow the parts of us because we’re getting somewhere better. We are already there. This self we’re presenting in this moment is the only self we have and we have to love every part of that.” (11:21)

“Our business is a very clear indication of what’s going on in our mind.” (21:56)

“Passion and purpose are so intimate. They’re so personal. So if we don’t know what they are, then we feel we are failing on so many levels, because if we don’t know what they are, how the hell are we ever going to find out?” (27:46)

“There’s no problem having stuff. The problem is when we attach to it.” [33:23]

“It’s really about just having that belief that you don’t have to control everything.” [38:54]


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Episode 12: This is How We Rise - As Positive Change Agents In The World, with Claudia Chan

Many people deeply long to make a positive impact and a difference in their lives and in the world around them. They want to leave the world a better place for both women and men, and leave a legacy behind that lasts well beyond their physical existence. But how, exactly, can we do that?

Today, Claudia Chan joins Finding Brave to share her personal experiences, strategies and insights on how we rise above our current situation and become a positive change agent in our lives and work.

Claudia is a recognized expert on leadership and social entrepreneurship dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to lead change in the world and advance gender equality. She is the founder of the award-winning global leadership conference, S.H.E. Summit, which has made advancing women’s leadership accessible and actionable.

Each year the event connects, educates, and activates women’s empowerment champions; speakers have included Deepak Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris, Sallie Krawcheck, Gabrielle Bernstein, Soledad O’Brien, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, among others. She also leads S.H.E. Globl Media, a corporate initiative that helps Fortune 1000 companies modernize and accelerate their diversity initiatives with the goal of achieving gender parity by 2030 through various programs and services.

Listen in as we discuss complex issues including:

  • What is gender equality, really?
  • What holds us back from listening to each other, and how does that, in turn, block us from being more effective in our leadership
  • How can we all do more of what we’re passionate about, and discover our life’s purpose amidst all the distractions
  • Is it necessary to engage our life’s purpose in our paid work?
  • Who, specifically, do we need to get help from in order to bring about the changes we care most about?

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Where Claudia’s passion for gender equality comes from and why she’s made it her mission to have this conversation [3:35]
  • Why she feels that it’s the destiny of everyone to be a change agent [9:08]
  • The approach Claudia has taken to make her Summits more inclusive for others [13:14]
  • Why she now focuses on the term “Gender Equality” instead of “Women’s Empowerment” [14:25]
  • Practical strategies for becoming an agent of change and the role that passion, purpose and your vision will play in this [17:50]
  • What a people working in the corporate world can do to lead change, without quitting their jobs [25:45]

For more information, visit:

http://shesummit.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/claudiachan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shesummit/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHESummit/

Email: office@sheglobl.com

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Claudia’s Book, This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project

Kathy’s Forbes Post, What Is Feminism, And Why Do So Many Women And Men Hate It?

Thrive Global

Raw Goddess

QUOTES:

“Regardless of your gender, your color, your background or your culture, all people should be treated equally.” [5:15]

“My message is to first motivate you that everything has happened for you in your life to actually lead change for something bigger than you.” [9:05]

“To be really good leaders and to actually effect change for something, we need to take a more inclusive approach.” [10:56]

“I had all these stories of all these people, that didn’t necessarily fit the profile of S.H.E. Summit, but it helped me curate and market and really design my programming in a way that was inclusive of those women.” [12:53]

“How can we create a more inclusive culture? Are we being inclusive and are people being treated equally and fairly? I’m starting to really change our wording; I think that’s important.” [16:37]

“Spearhead a project for a cause. Do it within the framework of your organization and the impact can be enormous.” [31:11]


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Episode 11: How Dramatic Change Will Reveal Who You Really Are (and How To Grow From It)

Dramatic change — whether we hoped and worked for that change or didn’t see it coming and it blindsides us — happens to each of us at one point or another in our lives.  The question is, “Are we growing stronger, happier and more of who we really are through this big change, or are we breaking ourselves against it?”

In today’s episode, Kathy shares her deeply personal experiences with dramatic change in her life and career, and explores dramatic change from two perspectives:

  1. What dramatic change reveals about who you really are, what you are capable of creating and achieving, and who is truly supportive in your life

and

2) Four helpful ways to leverage dramatic change (even if you think it’s “terrible” and “unfair”) so that it enriches your life, and makes you feel more of who you really are, and very grateful to have faced it.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How coaching can assist people looking to drastically change their lives [7:12]
  • How to determine who your true friends are, who will help you through the hardest times in your life, versus just “fair-weather” friends [8:55]
  • Why you need to be prepared for judgments from others when doing something brave [9:30]
  • What happens when you address change in a life-affirming way and welcome it [12:50]
  • The very first thing to work on when you’re faced with dramatic change [14:17]
  • Why the concept of “fairness” doesn’t work well in life and what we can do instead of being a victim [16:22]
  • What you can do to heal your inner pessimist and why you should take the steps to do this [19:02]
  • Tips and strategies for confronting change head on, along with the powerful questions we need to ask ourselves

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Kathy’s posts:

5 Ways Dramatic Change Can Boost Your Happiness and Success

How to Tell When NOT to Listen To Advice

Kathy’s book Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power and Purpose

Finding Brave Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/FindingBraveToday

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project online course

http://www.amazingcareerproject.com

QUOTES:

“It’s always interesting when I’m experiencing things in my life that echo the challenges my clients are facing.” [2:26]

“Even when you have actively pursued and wanted some form of significant change, it still rocks you.” [3:28]

“People will put onto you all sorts of things they think is right, but really none of it has to do with you.” [11:04]

“When we’re petrified of change, then we stay way too long in situations that hurt us and that’s where the real damage comes.” [13:21]

“I feel that if you say all the time “it’s not fair,” it’s really important that you shift out of that.” [18:33]


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Episode 10: What Keeps People From Experiencing True Compassion and How We Can Heal, with Lynn Carroll

Is our culture becoming less compassionate? If so, are there ways that we can develop more compassion in our daily lives so we can experience more joy, love, fulfillment, and connection?

In this episode of Finding Brave, special guest therapist Lynn Carroll addresses these probing questions and shares her in-depth expertise on compassion and healing.

Lynn Carroll is a psychotherapist who specializes in the mind/body connection. In private practice for 25 years and also a consultant for substance abuse treatment centers throughout Florida, Lynn works on an intuitive, therapeutic level that helps support her clients’ ability to work more deeply within themselves. She has worked on trauma teams and helped thousands of people process through challenging obstacles such as addictions, depression, anxiety, life challenges, marital issues, relationship problems, career challenges, grief and loss of a loved one. And Lynn has been a tremendous agent of change in Kathy’s person and professional life (and in the lives of her clients and course members) as well over the past 10 years.

As you’ll hear, the only way to be compassionate is to have it towards your own soul. But we don’t need to completely reinvent ourselves to start living more loving, meaningful lives. We just need to begin with a bit more love and tolerance for the deeply painful experiences that are universal to all human beings.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What does compassion really mean, and why we are struggling with it [10:34]
  • How a society’s value system plays a critical role in the development of compassion [15:19]
  • What is the single most important parenting behavior that you can give your child in order to instill a sense of compassion [21:09]
  • Which traits in a person will drive non-compassionate actions and behaviors [22:49]
  • What is really happening when someone is rejected [26:34]
  • A reminder of how precious life is, but how painful it is to love [38:10]
  • Practical strategies to start becoming more compassionate today [43:14]

For more information, visit:

http://www.thetherapyspace.com/

(561) 676 – 3393

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Finding Brave Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Emma Seppala, PhD (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford Medicine)

QUOTES:

“(Capitalism) has a way of breeding a value system of wanting more, and more and more. There are certainly pros and there are cons to every system.” [18:17]

“We don’t forgive by being in opposition. We forgive by being in union.” [29:52]

“Compassion gives that ability to align with one another.” [30:44]

“We have no idea how we impact other people’s lives.” [47:48]


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Episode 9: How Living With Less Leads To So Much More, with Courtney Carver

On today’s Finding Brave, Courtney Carver shares how she realized she needed to make huge changes to her high-stress life after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. Through her process of simplifying, decluttering and letting go, she was able to reverse her debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis and dramatically improve her life, work and relationships in truly amazing ways. And she teaches us how we can do the same.

The founder of bemorewithless.com and of the minimalist fashion challenge Project 333, Courtney is the author of the riveting new book Soulful Simplicity: How Living With Less Can Lead To So Much More, recently published by Penguin Random House.

In our interview, she reveals the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in ways that will transform how you live, love and work.

While Courtney has been able to bring about big transformations, she explains how BIG change is actually the result of many, consistent micro steps, and they all count. Simplicity is more than just clean countertops and organized bookshelves; it’s the way back to love.

Most importantly, after listening to today’s show, you’ll see how taking care of yourself in mindful, loving and fully present ways is the most unselfish thing you can do.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How Courtney came to realize that simplifying her life was the answer, and the steps she took towards this [5:18]
  • Her thoughts on getting outside help versus learning how to listen to your own voice [13:02]
  • The critical ways simplifying your life can lead to experiencing more love [14:39]
  • Courtney’s advice for the high-level employee looking to “de-clutter” his or her career [16:57]
  • How Courtney’s work has affected the relationships with her family, and why she considers her book a “love letter” to her daughter [20:49]
  • The practical steps to take now to get you moving on the path to simplification [24:57]
  • Why consistency is so much more important than intensity [25:23]

For more information, visit:

https://bemorewithless.com/

Twitter:@bemorewithless

Instagram: @bemorewithless

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bemorewithlessdotcom

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Courtney’s Book, Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More

The Whole30 Diet & Resources

QUOTES:

“I really had to stop and assess how I was living my life, and figure out how to live well with MS, but also how to live well.” [3:46]

“At first I didn’t think of that clutter as stress, but when I really started paying attention to it, it was this constant reminder of my debt and discontent.” [7:39]

“I forgot that what I believed mattered, and that’s really where the entire journey has come from. It’s knowing that I can trust myself, and learning how to trust myself again.” [14:13]

“Without presence there’s very little connection. Without connection, there’s very little chance for love.” [15:14]

 


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Episode 8: 5 Things Small Businesses Need to Do Better to Generate More Profit, with Trivinia Barber

Are you a business owner who’s is feeling overwhelmed with all the tasks you are doing on your own, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right time to ask for help? Even if it were the right time for assistance, would you know where to turn to get it? On today’s episode, Kathy Caprino welcomes Trivinia Barber, the founder of Priority VA, to explore the things that small businesses can do now to start generating more profit, while reducing overwhelm.

Priority VA  is a boutique Virtual Assistant Agency that matches elite level entrepreneurs like Todd Herman and and Ray Edwards with highly skilled assistants who “get” the online space and come prepared to deliver massive ROI right out of the gate.  

Trivinia shares why you really can’t do it alone if you’re aim is to run a successful business, and she gives us practical strategies for how to get to where you want to be so your business isn’t running you.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The biggest thing that Trivinia takes away from every experience with someone she meets [4:12]
  • Why pivoting too often in your business can be limiting your progress [5:42]
  • A transition that will need to occur when you go from operator to CEO in your business and how to handle the resulting “growing pains” [14:17]
  • Why taking on the wrong client is not only a disservice to you and your team, but the client [17:34]
  • What to focus on instead of “vanity metrics” [22:56]
  • The single biggest reason that women business owners are not hiring extra help and the mindset shift that has to happen around this [29:57]
  • A simple strategy that Trivinia used to stay clear with her goals [30:00]

For more information, visit:

http://www.priorityva.com/

Twitter:@trivinia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trivinia-barber-3405b858/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PriorityVA/

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Trivinia’s Free Guide, 50 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Kathy’s article, Tired Of Working So Hard Without Success? Learn How Top Performers Do Less And Achieve More

Suggested resource: Free Chrome Extension, Loom

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber  

COO Alliance

Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year

Amy Porterfield, Facebook Marketing Expert

QUOTES:

“We are visionaries at heart, so we will very easily pivot to the next big thing that we want to work on, but often we do it at the detriment of what we said we were going to accomplish.” [5:57]

“A problem for us as entrepreneurs is that we do get excited about something, but we need to have somebody to hand off that baton to so that we can be excited about the next thing to do.” [10:50]

“What are your skills and talents best used for, and how can you outsource the rest?” [16:33]

“You cannot be everything to everybody. You’ve got to pick a lane and you’ve got to stay the course.” [17:34]

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African Proverb mentioned by Trivinia)


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Episode 7: Overcoming Your Biggest Blocks to Courage, with Bill Treasurer

On today’s powerful episode of Finding Brave, Kathy Caprino is joined by the inspiring author, leadership consultant and advisor Bill Treasurer, the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, a “courage-building” company, and author of five books, including Courage Goes to Work, Leaders Open Doors, and Right Risk. For over two decades, Bill has worked with thousands of leaders across the globe, strengthening their leadership impact, and building their courage. Among others, Bill’s clients include NASA, Spanx, eBay, Lenovo, Armstrong Flooring, UBS Bank, Hugo Boss, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bill’s insights about courage and risk-taking have been featured in over 100 newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Woman’s Day, Redbook, and The Harvard Management Update.

You’ll hear Bill share his riveting personal story of how he first “found brave” in his teen years, and his keen insights and tips for expanding courage in your life — putting courage to work to build your impact, deepen your personal fulfillment and achieve your highest potential. Bill also shares powerful ways to generate true confidence that blends both humility and self-worth, and how to find the courage to answer the one key question that will help you achieve the ultimate purpose you are here to fulfill.   

Highlights from this Episode:

  • How Bill got started with the work he does around challenge, and the way he found his own courage [4:30]
  • A powerful lesson his own daughter taught him on acquiring bravery [9:35]
  • The things people don’t understand about bravery and courage [15:38]
  • The “mirror check” that you can use when making big decisions [17:25]
  • What happened in Bill’s corporate career that led him to starting his own business [20:05]
  • Why power, especially in the hands of a male, can be so destructive [24:45]
  • The reason Bill says that exposure to the occasional humiliation can be a good thing [21:20]
  • What occurs when someone has true confidence [31:15]
  • The four most important words in the English language to Bill [32:55]

For more information, visit:

http://giantleapconsulting.com/

Email Bill

Twitter: @btreasurer

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/courage

Facebook: http://facebook.com/bill.treasurer

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Bill’s Books

Kathy’s TEDx talk “Time to Brave Up

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Kathy’s Articles, Longing to Start Something Stupid? How Pursuing ‘Stupid’ Will Transform Your Life & How Being Humiliated Can Make You A Great Leader

QUOTES:

“You never know when you might say the right thing that unlocks a person in a certain way.” [3:38]

“Courage is often a decision.” [5:35]

“This idea of courage is multidimensional. A person may be courageous in one area, in one realm of their life, and don’t even know it.” [9:41]

“You literally, as you know, can become comfortable in discomfort.” [15:10]

“Fear is essential for courage.” [16:26]

“I had this song playing in my heart that was being stuffed under, and I knew…the song wasn’t coming out, and if I stayed there, it wouldn’t come out.” [23:59].”


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