Episode 100: Top 5 Lessons Learned From Publishing 100 Podcast Episodes

“There are days you show up to do it, and you’re tired. Hitting 100 episodes is a lot of work, but you don’t want to give up. You have to have perseverance and commitment. What do you commit to here? Don’t give up.” – Kathy Caprino

In today’s episode, I’m celebrating a very special milestone for Finding Brave, the publishing of our 100th episode. The entire process of creating and publishing a podcast each week and birthing brand new episodes in rapid succession–and giving content that listeners (hopefully) enjoy and find valuable–is an amazing experience for me, but it’s not without some interesting “stretching” experiences and challenges. 

If you’re considering launching your own podcast, or working towards expanding your thought leadership and influence, the lessons I’ve gleaned from doing this podcast consecutively for 100 weeks I hope will allow you to start you own podcast or build your influence with eyes wide open. I want to help you be best prepared to get the return on energy, time and financial investment that you are looking for from your podcast, while making sure it is an amazing experience for you, as well as sustainable and rewarding. 

I hope this episode helps you build great success doing work you are proud of. Thank you so much for listening and celebrating 100 episodes along with me, because without you, after all, there would be no Finding Brave show. 

Highlights from this Episode

  • What to consider in terms of the energy required to bring an idea like a podcast to fruition [4:21]

  • What you’ll need to do before you even get started on a podcast, and how I prepared to launch mine [7:03]

  • A sobering look at why most podcasts fail [13:49]

  • What makes a great podcast, plus how your audience can help in the process [17:45]

  • Why you’ll want to pick your podcast partners very carefully [21:09]

  • Things to consider if you want to be a thought leader, and the questions to ask yourself to determine if you are one right now [23:30]

  • What to know if you’d like to monetize your podcast [31:16]

Resources Mentioned: 

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment by Maria Nemeth

Music Oomph’s Podcast Statistics (2019) 

How Many of the 540,000 Podcasts Have “Podfaded?” by Steven Goldstein of Amplified Media

40 Powerful Podcast Statistics to Tune Into by Milja Milenkovic of SmallBizGenius.net

Stephan Spencer’s Post, 5 Reasons Why Your Podcast Will Fail

Castos’ Post, How to Monetize a Podcast (15 Profitable Strategies)

Kathy Blog Post, 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Her First Book, Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose

The Top 10 Questions To Determine If You’re Ready To Be A Thought Leader

For more about Kathy’s upcoming book The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, sign up for her weekly newsletter at https://kathycaprino.com for updates, free giveaways, contests, and more, coming in Spring 2020

QUOTES: 

“Anyone who says that doing something like this for 100 episodes is easy, they’re just full of nonsense. It’s not easy, it’s work.” [4:39]

“It’s a serious investment of money, time, commitment, patience, and planning. So you don’t want to jump in without understanding what’s involved.” [7:38]

“Stats are important, but we can’t be obsessed about them as the only benchmark of success.” [10:48]

“Think about how you are going to make your podcast stand apart. What value will you give, and what value will you derive? Don’t launch until you have this pretty well mapped out.” [13:31]

“What I’ve found is that if I’m really interested in something, thousands of people are interested in it. That’s what I see because of the following that I have and the people that I hear from.” [19:09]

“Choose the right people to be with you on this journey, because it is a journey of growth.” [23:22]

“If you feel insecure about doing this, it’s going to show up in the results.” [28:03]

“A lot of people think it’s going to be easy to monetize their podcast. Well it’s not, l can tell you that.” [31:20] 

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Episode 99: Do Less To Live and Work Happier and Better, with Kate Northrup

“Most of the time we think that as entrepreneurs, if we want to make more revenue and have a big impact, there’s something we’re not doing that we need to add in. Nine times out of ten, it’s something that you’re doing that you should stop doing.” – Kate Northrup 

If you are a regular listener of this podcast, you know that for years I was what I have termed as a “perfectionist overfunctioner” —  doing more than is healthy, appropriate, and necessary and trying to get an A+ in all of it — and I know I am not alone in doing this. That’s why I am so excited to introduce you to today’s Finding Brave guest, because she helps others get on the path to doing less, while living in a more joyful, peaceful, and healthy way. 

As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire with her husband, Mike Watts, that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. They are committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress. Kate has a membership of over 1,000 entrepreneurs called Origin® Collective that’s about infusing more feminine energy into your business and reclaiming your time, and she has also helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages, and her second book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms, is now available. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Wanderlust, The Huffington Post, and more. Kate and Mike live with their daughters in a cozy town in Maine.

In this episode Kate reveals how when you know yourself in a deeper way, physically, emotionally and spiritually, you can start to love yourself more. When you love yourself more, you can live full out with bliss and not be tired and beleaguered, which is how we should all be experiencing life.

Highlights from this Episode

  • How Kate got passionate about doing less, and the life-changing realization she made after her first child was born [3:57]

  • The amazing things that happen when you start leading with your body, and what happens to the decisions that you make when you live this way [7:21]

  • What Kate did to start having a deep, intimate relationship with herself – and how you can do this too [9:05]

  • How doing less as an entrepreneur will actually help you make more revenue and have a bigger impact [15:20]

  • The way that women in the corporate world can still do less and incorporate what Kate teaches into their own lives [23:05]

  • The powerful dream that helped Kate form her mission in life [26:50]

  • The 3 biggest lessons she has learned on her journey [28:00]

  • What all mothers should keep in mind based on both of our experiences with motherhood [31:50]

For More Information: 

https://katenorthrup.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/katenorthrup/ 

https://www.facebook.com/katenorthrupcommunity 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJUL9OfD2FvF3bIsBL9Dmw

https://twitter.com/katenorthrup

Resources Mentioned: 

Kate’s Latest Book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms &  Do Less Planner

Her First Book, Money: A Love Story & The Money Love Course

Kate’s Books on Audible

Her Membership Site, Origin® Collective

The Kate & Mike Show Podcast 

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project & Blog Post, The Top 5 Regrets of Midlife Professionals

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware

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QUOTES: 

“For the first time in my life, I was forced to let my body lead.” [6:05]

“We have a tendency to live outside of ourselves, and when we are outside of ourselves, we don’t make the best decisions because we are operating in essentially a separate universe.” [7:47]

“Tracking my cycle and noticing how I felt was one of the profoundly loving things I could do, because instead of trying to be different, I was noticing how I am.” [11:40]

“If it’s not making money but it lights you up, keep doing it.” [17:32]

“We really have to take radical responsibility for our lives.” [23:38]

“I use to think that the truth hurt people, but what I’ve come to realize is that when said with love, the truth heals people.” [29:30]

“The most important thing I need to do is let things be how they are, as opposed to how I want them to be.” [32:01]

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Episode 98: How To Engage Male Leaders In The Gender Equality Movement At Work, with Jeffery Halter

“Choose to get curious. Go have a coffee with another woman, and another woman, and a person of color, and a millennial. You’re going to start to see that there is in fact inequity in the daily ways people are treated.” – Jeffery Halter

As only 29% of senior leadership roles in the workplace are held by women (and that number is the highest on record), it means that the leadership ranks are still dominated by men, and men can be not only a big part of the challenges that are faced in getting our workforce to experience gender equality and pay parity, but also a big part of the solution. Today’s Finding Brave guest is someone who has become a vocal advocate for the advancement of women, and he’s made it his mission to help other men join him in the gender equality movement. 

Jeffery Tobias Halter is a corporate gender strategist, specializing in engaging men in women’s leadership issues and initiatives. He is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company and one of the country’s leading experts on engaging men to advance women. Jeffery’s book WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men, is the first business book written by a man on why companies and their leadership teams must create a strategic mindset regarding the retention and advancement of women. He’s the former Director of Diversity Strategy of The Coca-Cola Company and has consulted with leading brands including McDonald’s, Deloitte, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mercedes-Benz, GE and more. 

As Jeffery reveals in this episode, we are now at a tipping point to disrupt the status quo to drive gender parity and rid the workplace of gender inequities. Most importantly, it is now up to each one of us to become agents of change to initiate and build workplaces that are safe and equitable for all employees.

Highlights from this Episode

  • What initially compelled Jeffery to dedicate his career to the advancement of women [4:28]

  • The first step that he took to help other men become advocates for women, and the group of men that he chooses to focus on in his work [9:20]

  • Why Jeffery feels that he was chosen by his company for the role of Chief Diversity Officer [11:00]

  • The major reasons that diversity initiatives often fail, or don’t even get started in the workplace [13:15]

  • What he sees as the four barriers stopping men from supporting the movement, and the practical solutions that overcome them [15:31]

  • What strong leadership is, and isn’t, and the way that senior management in organizations can become true advocates [21:36]

  • How Jeffery came to realize that not being an advocate for gender equality is hurting all of the women in a man’s life [23:00]

  • An example of a company that is doing a good job of promoting diversity inclusion [26:15]

  • Why the corporate structure typically isn’t set up to support the victims of harassment [28:20]

  • Steps you can begin taking today to get started on your own journey to become an advocate, not just ally, of this cause [33:15]

For More Information: 

https://ywomen.biz/ 

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

https://twitter.com/YWomen 

https://www.facebook.com/FatherofDaughterInitiative 

Resources Mentioned: 

Jeffery’s White Papers and Article, The Four Barriers to Male Engagement

His Male Advocacy Profile 

Jeffery’s Books, WHY WOMEN: The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men & Selling to Men, Selling to Women

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson

Kathy’s Finding Brave podcast interview with Terry Real –  Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy  

Kathy’s Forbes post – What Is Feminism and Why Do So Many Men and Women Hate It

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QUOTES:

“We just don’t have enough advocates, male or female, so finding brave to me is becoming an advocate for advancing women.” [1:47]

“I didn’t become an advocate, I just chose to get curious, and so I started talking to people who weren’t like me.” [7:22]

“If diversity is important to you, show me. Prove it to me through your actions, just like you would anything else.” [14:59]

“Most men never make the connection that if we’re not advocating for women, we are betraying our wives, our sisters, our mothers and our daughters.” [22:57]

“Companies are famous for promoting bad behaviour with good results.” [25:20]

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Episode 97: The Top Six Relational Handicaps That Break Relationships and Bonds, with Yamel Corcoll-Iglesias

“Don’t just assume that you know yourself. Ask yourself the questions. Your body is talking to you all the time, and what is this reaction in your body saying? Even if you have to get really detailed about feelings, just give it words.” – Yamel Corcoll-Iglesias 

Years ago after leaving corporate America and becoming a therapist and then a career coach and writer, I began to recognize more deeply than ever that we all live in a relational world that demands effective relational skills. But so often, we are entirely ill-equipped (and untrained) as to how to meet that requirement and we enter into our personal and professional relationships with significant “relational handicaps.” The result is often troubled marriages, ineffective parenting, poor leadership and a cascade of physical and emotional ailments. Today’s Finding Brave guest is here to share her expertise on what she has seen are the top six relational handicaps that damage relationships and bonds. 

Yamel Corcoll-Iglesias is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist, addiction specialist, and certified couples’ therapist. She traveled over 5,000 miles from Uruguay, her country of birth, some 35 years ago to follow a dream and a mission to become a therapist. Her first marriage ended quickly and inspired her to understand more deeply the allure of “partnering up” as well as how to recognize the blind spots that lead us into challenging or unsuccessful relationships.

Moving forward through 24 years of marriage and witnessing her now grown children navigating this world, she has found that her interest in exploring how we can live in fuller relational health and integrity has deepened.  Her work and purpose are focused on teaching and training couples, individuals, business leaders and families the necessary skills to live in relational integrity, and to identify the positive legacies they wish to leave behind and new ways to repair damage caused by missteps taken when we are not at our best.

Today, Yamel offers insight on how identifying and then transforming our relational handicaps into respectful, insightful, and accountable actions will set us up to forge healthy and satisfying relationships. That in turn helps us build mutually-fulfilling intimate relationships–the core of our profound existence.

Highlights from this Episode

  • What “relational integrity” means to Yamel and why it should matter to everyone [7:32]
  • The difference between reacting and responding to a particular person or situation, and examples from both Kathy and Yamel’s lives [9:58]
  • How to quickly start developing an awareness of what’s happening [17:26]
  • What can happen when someone lacks full awareness [23:36]
  • A breakdown of the top six relational handicaps [25:06]
  • Tips and strategies for communicating with others who may not be aware of their own relational handicaps [33:10]
  • How to begin being mindfully curious, while listening to your body [38:59]
  • What’s happening when we are avoiding something versus encountering it [42:36]
  • The real reason that people stand up for themselves using aggression [46:56]

For More Information: 

https://www.yamelcouplestherapist.com/ 

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

Resources Mentioned: 

Yamel’s 1 or 2-Day Intensives & Program

Her Blog Post, The Top 6 Relational Handicaps That Break Relationships and Bonds

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

Finding Brave Interview with Gay Hendricks: 44: How To Live In Your Zone of Genius, with Gay Hendricks

TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations That Create Connection, Health, and Happiness by Neha Sangwan, M.D.

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QUOTES:

“We do forget, in moments of distress and stress, how to act with relational integrity.” [7:13]

“People do have the answers, if they tolerate to stay in the moment a little bit longer with their feelings.” [21:27]

“Anger is usually very much of a response when we don’t want to feel what we’re feeling.” [23:12]

“Self-awareness is crucial, because when we don’t know, there’s nothing that we change.” [25:51]

“I had to recognize that we really have absolutely no control over what other people do.” [35:08]

“People will go to lengths to avoid dealing with something that they consider or perceive to be difficult or impossible for them to deal with.” [42:41]

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Episode 96: How To Succeed Wildly By Being Defiant, "Weird" and Different, with Sunny Bonnell

“There are parts of ourselves that we made invisible, and Rare Breed is really about owning who you are in order to succeed. It’s not just the pretty parts, but it’s all of who you are. Bring all of your humanness to the table and make your vices your virtues.” – Sunny Bonnell

Along with her partner, Ashleigh Hansberger, today’s Finding Brave guest Sunny Bonnell has literally written the book on identifying a new approach for the mavericks, oddballs, and visionaries of the future. She shares how you can stop trying to conform, and instead use what you’ve been told is working against you to actually start working for you as you become the person you are dreaming to be.

Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger are authors of the new book RARE BREED: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different and the award-winning founders of Motto, one of the top branding and digital agencies for rule-breakers and game-changers. Between the two of them, they are members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and have graced lists such as GDUSA’s Top 25 People to Watch and Inc. 30 Under 30, and America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs.

In this episode, Sunny reveals their “7 Rare Breed Traits” that you can celebrate to start to own who you really are, because the future of business belongs to the disrupters, and the ones who don’t play by the rules but change them.  

Highlights from this Episode

  • What is a “rare breed” and what makes them so different than other people [3:36]

  • What shapes the way we see ourselves, starting at a young age, and why so many of us have stayed silent instead of celebrating our rare breed [6:45]

  • Why Sunny feels that each life is “worthy of being witnessed” and what this means to her [8:22]

  • A recent talk that she gave and the surprising impact she made on one particular person in the audience [11:10]

  • The 7 Rare Breed Traits that Sunny and Ashleigh have identified and the duality that exists in each one [13:42]

  • How they now help individuals and companies display their rare breed and build a memorable brand [16:48]

  • The way that Sunny got her start in branding and the way that she and Ashleigh built their branding business from the ground up [17:50]

  • Her hope for readers of their book, and the steps we can take to proactively use our virtues, while avoiding taking a destructive path with them [26:30]

  • Why Sunny feels that hearing the word “no” is really an opportunity for you [34:20]

For More Information: 

https://thisisrarebreed.com/ 

https://wearemotto.com/ 

Sunny: Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram | LinkedIn

Ashleigh: Facebook | TwitterInstagramLinkedIn

Resources Mentioned: 

Sunny & Ashley’s Book, RARE BREED: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different  & Audible Version

Take The Rare Breed Quiz

Rare Breed on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

Motto on Instagram & Facebook

Tony Robbins, I Am Not Your Guru (Documentary)

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project 

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QUOTES:

“At its simplest definition, a rare breed is unordinary among the kind. How do we stand out amongst the herd?” [3:38]

“It was important for us as we wrote the book to not only highlight what it meant to tap into each of the 7 virtues, but also look at how they could be a vice.” [14:17]

“I think we’re all a vessel in some way, and we have to figure out what to do with that power.” [23:38]

“Own who you are. In a world that wants to own you, learn to lean into who you are, and celebrate it.” [28:12]

“I think that if we had more people who felt alive and who felt truly, truly connected to their work, the world would probably be a little bit of a happier place” [31:51]

Rare Breed got rejected 18 times, so I’ve heard ‘no’ more than I’d like to admit.” [34:20]

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Episode 95: What You Need to Know To Rise To the Greatness You Were Destined For, with Dr. Grace Lee

“It’s as much of an inner game as it is an outer game, because the inner game is the only thing in this universe that you have control over.” – Grace Lee 

What if all the problems we faced in our careers are simply unasked questions? With an incredible story of adversity from a very young age, to her training in neuroscience, today’s Finding Brave guest is able to give a unique and powerful perspective on the questions we can start asking ourselves to create lives of fulfillment and inspiration. 

Dr. Grace Lee is a career educator, strategic reinventionist and neuroscience expert best known for being the founder of Career Revisionist – a global movement of professionals who are creating an inspired, purposeful, and abundant life. Grace is on a mission to redefine modern education, teaching men and women to develop strong business acumen, unlock true vocational confidence, and master their professional destinies.  Her teaching and coaching programs are rooted in neuroscience.

With a 10-year background helping professionals advance their careers, Grace has deep empathy for those from very humble beginnings. Her personal journey from being orphaned and then homeless at the age of 9 provided the backdrop to develop resilience and resourcefulness to thrive.

Grace has established herself as a leading motivational and informative speaker.  She also shares her wealth of knowledge on her YouTube Channel and her Career Revisionist Podcast.   

Regardless of your current situation, Grace’s story proves that where you begin does not have to impede your future success, and ultimately your success always comes down to the important inner work and exploration that you are doing. 

Highlights from this Episode

  • Grace’s riveting and inspiring “David and Goliath” story, and how the obstacles she overcame have contributed to who she is today [3:13]

  • The pivotal moment that she experienced at the age of 14, and why she then decided to focus on her education as a way to freedom [18:15]

  • What is Grace’s mission in life right now and the way that she is helping others [19:35]

  • How she uses her training in neuroscience today, and what Grace feels we really need to succeed instead of strategies and tactics [29:55]

  • Why Grace focuses on principles over strategies, and the one core principle that kept her going through it all [32:20]

  • The ways that her “Why” has shifted to what it is right now [34:28]

  • The specific questions you can start asking that will guide you toward the outcomes you desire [39:20]

  • What you can do to start identifying any blind spots you may have [45:35]

For More Information: 

https://www.masteryinsights.com/ 

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

https://www.facebook.com/docgracelee

https://www.instagram.com/drgracelee/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

Grace’s Podcast & YouTube Channel 

Her Free 4-Day Training Series & Exclusive Masterclass

Grace’s Book, Ethical Issues in Behavioral Neuroscience

Kathy’s Appearance on The Career Revisionist Podcast

Eagles Wings Children’s Village  

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

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QUOTES:

“I climbed the academic ladder because I was told by society that in order to get a good job, you have to go to school and get good grades. It had a hold on me, and I believed that was the only way to succeed.” [18:03]

“With life planning and career planning, you have fears because you want to get to the next level. You’re going to have fears of failure or maybe you’re fearing success too. You’ve got to listen and act through the fear.” [28:10]

“No matter how evolved we believe we are, or think we are, we are still cavewomen and men.” [27:37]

“I have to say that my success wasn’t at all because of one strategy. I didn’t focus on strategy, I focused on principles.” [31:07]

“If you want to make real change in an organization, you have to first create a sense of urgency. They have to realize that the status quo is a dangerous place to be.” [33:20]

“Every time you ask a question, it affects the outcome of your life.” [37:08]

“It’s never because of a lack of resources. It’s always about a lack of resourcefulness.” [40:18]

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Episode 94: How To Tell a Riveting True Story About Who You Are and Why That Matters, with Tony Vlahos

“Feeling connection is the same whether I’m in front of an audience with a guitar, or behind a desk talking to someone about what they’ve done the last 40 years. As a corporate executive, you have to connect with people and then pick up that thread and pass it along to someone else.” – Tony Vlahos

Your story and the difference that you can make with it is something that can set you apart from others, and storytelling your career can be your secret competitive advantage. This episode’s Finding Brave guest shares why stand-out brands and the compelling stories those brands communicate are deeply connected to each other. And he reveals the components of a compelling story that you can use to start growing your brand today. 

Tony Vlahos is the Chief Storyteller and Head of Brand and Learning for ExecuNet, one of the most trusted brands in senior-level executive job search and a premier destination for high performers who want to stay on top of their game in the world of work, as leaders, and as a matter of wellbeing.

Since Tony joined the company in 2007, membership has grown from 15,000 to over 800,000 executives, through meaningful marketing stories that capture attention, entertain, enlighten, and persuade all in the course of just a few minutes. The past several years the ExecuNet brand has also come to be known as the Storytelling Capital for Individual Executives seeking compelling ways to set themselves apart in the corporate world and achieve greater results in their careers and in business.

The impactful strategies that Tony presents here will change how you talk about yourself, and allow you to embrace and value all of who you are, which will be the quickest path to your ultimate success. 

Highlights from this Episode

  • What role having a creative soul has played in Tony’s career [4:30]

  • What is storytelling as it relates to having a brand, and the ways that he and the team at ExecuNet help each of their clients do this [5:15]

  • The essential components that make up a story, including what Tony means when he says “a story needs soul” [6:55]

  • What he feels is getting in the way for men to tell a powerful, riveting story about themselves [10:50]

  • Why it’s so tough to craft a story on your own, and how you can connect with others to help you in this process [18:25]

  • What not to do when telling your story and the common mistakes Tony is seeing people making with theirs [26:19]

  • Why it’s dangerous to make assumptions about what others know about you and your brand, just from reading your resume or LinkedIn profile [28:25]

  • The formula for building an effective LinkedIn profile that truly conveys your story and brand, and what Tony means when he says  that “positioning is about sacrifices” [29:24]

For More Information: 

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

https://www.execunet.com/ 

avlahos@execunet.com 

Resources Mentioned: 

Tony’s Appearance on The Best Work/Best Life Podcast

Episode 60: How to Crack the Funding Code for Your Startup, with Judy Robinett

Kathy on the Network of Executive Women Leadership Summit

Her TEDx Talk, Time to Brave Up & LinkedIn Webinar, Polish Your LinkedIn Profile For Success  

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QUOTES:

“I completely agree that you can’t tell a great story without a lot of soul.” [4:31]

“What’s your leadership story? How are you telling people about who you are and the difference you can make for them?” [6:30]

“The vulnerability of the human can make all the difference in the difference that you want to make.” [9:43]

“Having that shared experience between the storyteller and the listener is critical, otherwise you’re just telling it to yourself.” [10:53]

“Embrace it. Don’t be afraid to say that you did what you did. The best stories are credible, and if you really it it, there’s a way to deliver that message.” [26:29]

“They’ll hire you because they like you and they believe you can do the job, but you have to show up and be you on purpose. If you’re not doing that, they’re going to hire someone else.” [33:03]

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Episode 93: Generation Z Unfiltered: Helping The Most Anxious Generation Address 9 Hidden Challenges, with Tim Elmore

“These kids are growing up with social media, and while I don’t think social media is evil or wicked, if they’re on social media they are being bombarded by as many as 10,000 messages a day. I don’t think our brains are meant to take in 10,000 messages a day, so mentally they are just overwhelmed.” – Tim Elmore 

This generation of students who have grown up in the 21st century are the most social, the most empowered, and also the most anxious youth population in human history. If you are struggling to connect with, parent, and lead them, you are not alone. Today’s Finding Brave expert guest shows how their best chance of success starts when adults choose to believe in them, challenge them, and walk with them through the nine greatest challenges today’s youth will face. 

Dr. Tim Elmore is a best-selling author and international speaker who equips educators, coaches, leaders, and parents of Generations Y and Z. He has authored more than 30 books, including his latest work Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population and has trained thousands of leaders in nationally-renowned organizations like the Nebraska Department of Education, National FFA Organization, University of Alabama Athletic Department, The Ohio State University, and Chick-fil-A.

In this episode Tim not only gives practical strategies for lowering the anxiety levels in the young people that you know, but he also shares how to equip them to be life-ready using problems, relationships, visuals and experiences.

Highlights from this Episode

  • Who makes up Generation Z and what are the biggest challenges they face today [4:07]
  • What we need to understand, and do, to start addressing the anxiety in our children [8:08]
  • How a fear of missing out, as well as a fear of messing up, is impacting Generation Z [9:39]
  • What research is telling us helps determine someone’s success, and the big change that’s been happening over the last several decades [16:44]
  • Tim’s step-by-step “P.R.O.V.E” method that will build the internal locus of control within our children [18:54]
  • Why he believes that training the children of today should start with a problem that needs to be solved, and not a curriculum [19:19]
  • What’s missing in the relationships between many educators and members of Generation Z [20:28]
  • An example of what can occur when we give ownership to our youth [21:47]
  • The important roles that visuals and experience play in developing our children [24:48]
  • Tim’s perspectives on the recent college admissions scandal, and why he says that belief in the children could have changed everything [29:50]

For More Information: 

http://growingleaders.com/ 

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

https://twitter.com/TimElmore

https://www.facebook.com/drtimelmore/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

Tim’s Latest Book, Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

Book A Speaker

His Previous Appearance on Finding Brave 

Kathy and Tim’s Blog Post, 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Kathy’s Blog Post with Esther Wojcicki, 5 Essential Keys To Teaching And Raising Phenomenally Successful Adults

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QUOTES: 

“This will not be a newsflash to listeners, but mental health is the biggest issue that Generation Z would be facing today.” [8:09]

“It is a different world now, and I think the kids feel that day in and day out.” [10:40]

“I think the educating or training of kids shouldn’t start with curriculum, but should start with a problem that needs to be solved.” [19:19]

“In many ways employers and educators fail to really build genuine authentic relationships with a learner. Based off our data, kids learn better from a person that they think actually likes them.” [20:18]

“We must build a bridge of relationship that can bear the weight of truth, and sometimes hard truth.” [21:19]

“If you lead with vulnerability, you’ll get such genuine responses back from your kids.” [27:13]

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Episode 92: How to Embody the Divine Feminine in Your Leadership and Your Life, with Anahita Joon

“I speak about the divine femine, but it’s just claiming our divinity. Really our relationship with ourselves is the source of everything, if we can come home to our sacredness and to our own divinity. What I love is teaching women to actually understand how we are an embodiment of that which is sacred, in female form.” – Anahita Joon

Almost all women have been raised to hide who they really are, but now is a critical time for women to come into full self-expression and leadership. Today’s Finding Brave guest reveals how it’s the safest it has ever been for us to do this, and connect to a higher wisdom, regardless of what our individual circumstances may look like. 

Anahita Joon is a modern-day priestess, healer, medicine woman, and credentialed spiritual counselor. Born into Iran’s Islamic Revolution, her work today is the culmination of over 25 years of intensive study with mystic masters and shamans, social research, and over 10 years of her own teaching and facilitation. As a Feminine Leadership mentor, Anahita activates the sacred leadership of women, leaving no stone unturned in awakening and unleashing the force of nature that every woman carries within. 

In this episode, Anahita shares her riveting personal journey of growth and shows others how they too can unlock their self-expression and the power of their authentic voice and leadership. The best part is that you are already encoded with absolutely everything that you need in order to fulfill your life’s purpose. It’s time to recognize and honor it.

Highlights from this Episode

  • How Anahita’s background, and what she does today, has really been a journey of seeking liberation [3:56]
  • The way that her path of personal development began at the age of 14, and then included a marriage break up and years as an exotic dancer [6:23]
  • What spiritual downloads Anahita received along the way from the Divine Goddess, and the guidance that she was given and didn’t want to take [8:09]
  • What is “The Shadow,” and how she learned to bow deeply to it while accepting it as beautiful [14:49]
  • The vision of her future that Anahita held through all of her experiences, and what happened when she finally made the decision to stop dancing [18:07]
  • What is the Divine Femine in leadership, and the essential 7 pillars we can use to claim it [29:15]
  • How tapping into your own erotic essence can show up daily in your work, and a powerful example of how one of Anahita’s clients has used hers [35:59]
  • Her beliefs about our past lives and how they impact women today [39:59]
  • What participants can expect to get by taking part in Anahita’s signature program, Beauty Unleashed [42:18]

For More Information: 

http://www.anahitajoon.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anahita-joon-tehrani-797a6218/

https://www.instagram.com/anahitajoon1/ 

https://www.facebook.com/JoonAnahita/ 

Resources Mentioned: 

Anahita’s Signature Program, Beauty Unleashed

Her Free Assessment, Discover Your Feminine Superpowers!

Anahita’s TEDx Talk, To Move Out of Oppression We Must Embrace our Erotic Nature

Iconic Leaders Rise Summit  

Kathy’s interview on Iconic Leaders Rise Summit (register for the free Summit to hear the interview)

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Water Study

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QUOTES: 

“It’s not just my story. It’s my story to share because of what it offers to others.” [4:23]

“I knew the information, but I forgot that there had been this time where I received all of it, and this was about the embodiment and integration of what was just information, and having it actually become living information.” [14:03]

“To me ‘The Shadow’ is beautiful. To me all of it is beautiful and sacred, and I bow to all of it.” [14:49]

“I really feel strongly that most of the ‘can’ts’ are just mental constructs.” [27:27]

“I don’t believe time exists. It’s a man-made construct, and I believe that all of our lives are happening simultaneously.” [39:59]

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Episode 91: How To Bake Your Dream Life Into Your Business Model From Day One, with Richie Norton

“If you’re thinking that it’s not possible to do these things that you want to do, it’s not possible, but if you do open your mind to the possibilities, it will become possible.” – Richie Norton

Do you want to have more time with your family, but it will take 5 years and your 13-year-old child will be 18 and out of the house by the time you’re “free?” Today’s Finding Brave guest is a deeply inspiring individual who shares how you can actually bake your dream into your business model from day one, and it’s possible through “value-based positioning” that he teaches and shares.

Richie Norton is the award-winning, bestselling author of the book The Power of Starting Something Stupid (in 10+ languages) and Résumés Are Dead & What to Do About It. In 2019, Richie was named one of the world’s top 100 business coaches by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. He is an international speaker (including TEDx & Google Startup Grind) and serial entrepreneur. 

Richie is the founder of Global Consulting Circle, creating/scaling business models for venture-backed startups. He is the Co-Founder of Prouduct—helping entrepreneurs go from idea to market full service with global sourcing and end to end supply chain. Richie also founded Edit.Today, a multinational video editing service for vloggers. Millions of entrepreneurial-minded people study his work and blended learning, modular educational programs (self-directed learning courses, masterminds, podcasts, articles, keynotes, interviews, books, mentoring, university lectures). Executives and celebrities alike seek out Richie to create new value-based products/experiences for their audiences.

Not only is this a conversation about tipping time in your favor and creating your dream life and business now, but it’s also a story about someone who has overcome extreme adversity and overcome personal trauma in life and is impacting the world in a powerful way. 

Highlights from this Episode

  • How tragic events in his past have shaped Richie’s current perspectives and fuel his passions daily [4:16]
  • Where he feels he has gotten the inner resources to handle such adversity [20:10]
  • What Richie has learned from working with many clients about creating a dream life and business [26:36]
  • Why you need to think beyond just your next sale or business deal [30:04]
  • The action steps to take right now to begin to bake your dream life into your business model [33:00]
  • What Richie believes are the biggest barriers for people today – and it may not be what you think [36:17]
  • The magic that happens when you trust others and give them responsibilities [39:00]
  • What are Richie’s biggest dreams for his future and the exciting projects he’s launching soon [39:49]

For More Information: 

http://richienorton.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/richienorton 

https://twitter.com/richienorton 

https://www.instagram.com/richie_norton/ 

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

Resources Mentioned: 

Richie’s Books, The Power of Starting Something Stupid & Resumes Are Dead and What to Do About It

His 76-Day Challenge 

Kathy’s Forbes interview with Richie, Longing to Start Something Stupid? How Pursuing ‘Stupid’ Will Transform Your Life

Tony Robbin’s Documentary, I Am Not Your Guru

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QUOTES: 

“Everything I do is really, just to be honest, to help me have more freedom of time, and essentially help others have more freedom of time.” [4:17]

“When you do get, metaphorically, hit by a car, you now have a choice. Is this going to ruin your life, or not? [18:41]

“What is funny is that you never know how much you can handle until you have to handle it.” [19:51]

“Two people can have the exact same job, making the exact same money, but one has all the time in the world and the one has no time at all. It all comes down to process.” [29:47]

“You can literally have that far distant dream you thought you wanted in the future, that you thought would take all these steps to do, and make it happen here and now.” [34:32]

“If you treat your client as if they are that person they want to become, they’re more likely to become that person.” [39:15]

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