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The Other Side of Potential podcast explores how successful family business leaders maneuver the unique dynamics between family and business. Family businesses face different challenges than other businesses. The messiness of transitional moments like succession, divorce, death, family conflict, or generational differences can complicate the sustainability and wealth-building potential for any family business. The Other Side of Potential takes a deep dive into how thriving family business leaders overcome such challenges in order to build a sustainable business that will result in generational wealth and a lasting legacy.

Sharon Spano


    • Oct 5, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 210: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Portia Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 48:55


    Many people are hindered by a scarcity mentality and, more often than not, it's directly linked to their ancestry. We carry these subconscious limiting beliefs with us from childhood and it's no surprise that they negatively impact our relationship with money. Joining us today to talk about the coaching methodology she uses to bring these limiting beliefs to light and replace them with new ones that serve her clients, financially and otherwise, is the awe-inspiring Portia Jackson.Portia has a Ph.D. in material science and engineering and is a certified financial planner. Her love of personal finance, organization, and personal development led her to develop a step-by-step system to help online business owners take their money and their business to the next level. In this episode, we learn about her journey from literal rocket scientist to financial planning, as well as the framework-first approach she takes as a financial strategist.If you're interested in the process of overcoming limiting beliefs, identifying your financial synergy as a couple, and how to navigate the ever-changing socioeconomic climate, you'll be sure to enjoy this conversation. Tune in to discover the role your money personality, lifestyle design, and mindset play in your financial well-being, the benefit of financial planning later in life, and so much more! What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing the awe-inspiring Portia Jackson.Portia's journey from rocket scientist to financial planning.The similarities between engineering and financial planning.The link between people's relationship with money and their childhood.How the scarcity mentality is perpetuated within families.The process of overcoming limiting beliefs.The importance of identifying your money personality.How to manage clashing money personalities as a couple.How Portia uses the Enneagram to identify couples' synergies.The conflict young, single entrepreneurs experience with the system.Her role (and goal) as a financial strategist.Info on Portia's upcoming live workshop in October!What Portia offers in her six-month group coaching experience.Her framework-first approach to coaching.The benefit of financial planning in the later chapters of your life.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Portia Jackson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/portiarjackson1Website: https://wealthyandfulfilled.com/Workshop: https://cashflowconfident.live/Group coaching experience: https://wealthyandfulfilled.com/applySharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 209: Do Systems Make Us Subhuman? with Michaell Magrutsche

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 48:36


    As we reckon with an ongoing global crisis, the systems that shape our world are becoming increasingly fragile. With this comes a heightened awareness that many of these systems were designed to detract from our human experiences rather than enhance them. How does our unconscious submission to these systems weaken our human potential? And how can we ensure that our systems serve us, not the other way around?Here to help us delve into these deep questions is multimedia artist, speaker, educator, and author, Michaell Magrutsche. Born in Vienna, Austria, and based out of California, Michaell works to raise awareness about our limitless human potential. He believes that the root source of our current disconnect is the misunderstanding between who we are and our dysfunctional interaction with the systems we have created. He also believes that we possess a number of superpowers that allow us to reconnect with our inherent worth, one of which is art.Today, we discuss the potential and functions of art and how little we really understand about this remarkable human tool. We have a candid conversation about neurodiversity, Michaell's personal experience with dysgraphia, and how he uses art to tap into his innate wisdom. We also touch on the power of inclusivity, the importance of reconnecting with our bodies, and so much more. To learn more about rediscovering your human worth and your inherent superpowers, make sure to tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:What Michael means by ‘created systems' and why he says that humanity is his true north.Why Michaell struggled to fit into these systems due to his neurodiversity.The value of art as the highest form of creation.An understanding of how our systems make us subhuman.How our unconscious submission to systems weakens our human potential.Why Michaell believes that we need to ‘re-dream' the American dream.How systemic division distracts us from the power of inclusivity.Michael's belief that art allows us to experience the power of humanity.Why it's important to reconnect with your body; less thinking, more feeling!A look at some of the things that inspire Michaell to create art.The value of creativity for creativity's sake, not economic reward.How you can rediscover your human worth and inherent knowledge.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Website: michaellm.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michaellartTwitter: twitter.com/michaellartInstagram: instagram.com/michaellartBooks: amazon.com/Michaell-Magrutsche/e/B01JGZIRW2/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 208: Releasing Shame/Guilt to Realize Our Fullest Potential with Lois Hollis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 46:52


    We have all felt shame and guilt at one time or another, but today's guest believes that these taboo topics are some of the most dangerous threats to our personal power. While shame and guilt cannot destroy our most powerful emotions, they can change positive emotions to negative ones and result in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even chronic pain.We are joined today by Lois Hollis, a Shame Guilt Educator, Counselor, and Filmmaker who is here to help shift our opinion of shame/guilt (not shame and guilt!) and bring new knowledge to these misunderstood conditions. After suffering from depression, anxiety, and migraine headaches for over 30 years, Lois came to realize that it was deeply ingrained shame/guilt that was the cause of all her ailments. The only solution was to confront this dark energy and release herself from the hold it had on her.Today, Lois helps others to free themselves from a lifetime of physical and emotional bondage and reprogram their own distorted thinking. Join us as we discuss effective ways to generate lasting health, wellness, and spiritual maturity in your life by bringing shame/guilt into the light and teaching your inner critic to work for you, not against you. To learn more about how Lois is redefining our perception of shame/guilt and ushering in a new paradigm of self-esteem, healing, and evolution for humanity, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:The pivotal moment when Lois realized that shame/guilt was the source of her suffering.An important distinction between shame and guilt and shame/guilt.How Lois freed herself of shame/guilt and began to help others to do the same.A look at how shame/guilt energy affects your conscious and subconscious mind.Visual metaphors to help you understand shame/guilt better.Recognizing how shame/guilt dissolves upon detection.Why it's important to acknowledge that shame/guilt isn't normal; it's common.How to teach your inner critic to work for you, not against you.Insight into Lois' work as a filmmaker (and where you can find her films).Why you should never own shame/guilt; you have to exteriorize it!Understanding the negative and positive sides of every emotion.How shame/guilt blocks you from realizing your fullest potential.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Website: loishollis.comPodcasts: loishollis.com/podcasts-loishollisBook: loishollis.com/product/emotional-revolution-evolution-releasing-shame-guilt/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/loishollisSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 207: Reignite Your Marriage and Your Business with Sharon Spano

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 29:11


    If you feel like your business is putting strain on your marriage, you may think that it is just an inevitable part of being an entrepreneur in a relationship. After listening to today's episode, you will walk away knowing that is not the case, and that there is a tried and tested method for reigniting your marriage and your business! Marriage (or intimate relationships of any kind) are complex, and when you throw running a business into the mix, it adds a whole new dynamic to that complexity. However, you don't have to accept endless arguments, and feelings of guilt and frustration as your reality. You also don't have to spend thousands of dollars on marriage counseling. The answer can be found in the Marriage Mastermind!Tune in today as I explain what this 6-week, systems-based course (that you will attend without your partner) entails, and how it can help you integrate the complexities of business with the responsibilities of married life, so that you don't have to be torn between the two! If your marriage is in a downhill spiral, don't let it spin out of control; take action today because you and your partner deserve better! What you'll learn about in this episode:Why an online business is particularly demanding. How running an online business can interfere with your relationship with your partner.An analogy that aptly explains the complexities of marriage.The importance of supportive relationships to entrepreneurs. Some of the most common issues that entrepreneurs struggle with regard to trying to balance their business and their relationship. The link between continuous learning and creativity.Marriage Masterclass; learn about my approach to dealing with the strain that your business places on your relationship with your partner.The importance of clear communication. Exploring the concept of constellations (which we do in the Marriage Masterclass).Alleviating common concerns around entering the Marriage Masterclass.How the pandemic has impacted the divorce rate in the United States.Transcript: HereSharon Spano:Marriage Masterclass: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/mi-intensive Email: sharon@sharonspano.comWebsite: sharonspano.comBook: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: sharonspano.com/workshopsContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano

    Episode 206: Mental Health, Leadership, and Healing from Trauma with Greg Wieting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 50:17


    Are you ready to heal the anxiety, depression, and chronic pain that you haven't been able to think or talk your way out of? You're in the right place! Join us in welcoming today's guest, Greg Wieting, who helps leaders and entrepreneurs turn their pain into purpose using what he calls the PRISMA Method, a revolutionary framework that combines neuroscience and energy medicine with somatic and mindfulness-based practices.Greg developed PRISMA while healing his own anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, which was rooted in trauma and included unraveling a severe spinal curvature. Over the last two decades, he has helped thousands heal through his one-on-one practice and he has certified hundreds of healthcare professionals in his methodology, with his new online course and community making healing practical and accessible to all.In this episode, Greg walks us through some of the somatic and mindfulness-based practices he teaches and how they can help you understand and heal your trauma in order to focus on possibility rather than fear. We also take a look at why many high-performing individuals are often resistant to meditation, why Greg believes that most mental illness is actually unresolved trauma, and how you can access the tools and resources that Greg offers to help you restore harmonic resonance and access your highest potential, plus so much more! You won't want to miss today's fascinating and enlightening conversation about mental health, leadership, and healing from trauma with the remarkable Greg Wieting.What you'll learn about in this episode:Greg's introduction to energy medicine and a trauma informed approach to healing.An understanding of energy medicine using the analogy of a symphony orchestra.Insight into why Greg believes many high achievers are resistant to meditation.Why there is no direct path to healing the trauma at the root of your symptoms.How Greg uses what he calls the PRISMA Roadmap as a guide for your healing journey.How trauma impacts not only your mental health, but your physical health too.Some of the different ways that you can work with Greg.Greg expands on his belief that most mental illness is actually just unresolved trauma.Words of wisdom from Greg about being your own best advocate; don't give up!Finding the right tools and support to enable healing, which your body is designed to do.Where you can access the tools and resources that Greg offers.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Greg Wieting: https://www.gregwieting.com/PRISMA Method: https://www.prismamethod.com/Greg Wieting on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greg_wieting/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 205: A Better Human Story with Andrew Schmookler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 49:30


    The last decade has given us much to think about in terms of the trajectory of our societies, and how it figures into the context of the broader history of humankind. We are very lucky to have Dr. Andrew Bard Schmookler on the show today, to talk about his work questioning and investigating the evolution of civilization and to share some of his thoughts on why the world is the way it is right now.Dr. Schmookler is an author, a former Democrat candidate for Congress, a former talk show host, and a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University. He has written columns for many newspapers and platforms and his ideas and reflections are particularly relevant to many of the dynamics we talk about on the podcast.In our chat today we discuss escaping division and war, the systemic issues we currently see in the US and how we might transcend these, fixing the almost inherent brokenness, and much more. It is such an honor to have someone as invested and insightful on the show to share their wisdom, please listen in and enjoy!What you'll learn about in this episode:Andrew illuminates his journey towards questioning the world around him more deeply. Unpacking the societal evolution that humankind embarked on and the implications of this.  The hopefulness that permeates a lot of Andrew's work.  Charting the societal rise of what Andrew calls the 'spirit of the warlord'.  The ordering of civilization; debating the root causes of recent conflicts. Bringing hope back into the conversation in light of the competing forces in the world. The deficiencies of the secular culture of the modern, Western world. Individual actions in the broader context and getting away from the idea of being right. The divisiveness of social media, and how this has steadily infiltrated our lives. Some of the struggles and failures that Andrew has faced in the course of his career.   Transcript: HereLinks Mentioned:Tet Offensive: https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/tet-offensiveMartin Luther King: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/Eugene McCarthy: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eugene-McCarthy The Beatles: https://www.thebeatles.com/Findhorn: https://www.findhorn.org/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents:  https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 204: Healing From Betrayal with Debi Silber

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 29:09


    Most of us have probably experienced betrayal in some form or another during the course of our lives. Unlike the trauma of the death of a loved one or a natural disaster, betrayal feels extremely personal, which is why the healing process differs. Unfortunately, many people get stuck in the early stages of dealing with betrayal which often has a detrimental impact on their mental and physical health for many years, sometimes even a lifetime. In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Debi Silber, founder of the Post Betrayal Transformation (PBT) Institute, whose own experiences of betrayal led her to discover 3 fundamental truths about betrayal and subsequently develop a 5 stage healing process that helps people who are struggling with post-betrayal syndrome radically alter their lives for the better.Debi is a holistic psychologist, health mindset and personal development expert, and the author of 3 books that explore different elements of betrayal. Whether you have recently been through a betrayal, or have been stuck in an unhealthy pattern of betrayal-related trauma for many years, this episode will show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and as long as you have the will to heal, you will get there!  What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest, holistic psychologist, personal development expert, and author Dr. Debi Silber.Debi shares an overview of the journey that led to her deep exploration of the psychology of betrayal.The trauma of betrayal.Why betrayal is different from other kinds of trauma (such as the death of a loved one or a natural disaster).Healing from betrayal; the 5 stages.Why so many people get stuck in Stage 3. Unsettling feelings that accompany growth.The two options that you have for rebuilding after a betrayal.Physical and mental symptoms that are commonly experienced after a betrayal.Why avoiding the healing process is likely to invite more betrayal into your life. Resources offered by the Post-Betrayal Institute.Who the Rebuild program at the Post-Betrayal Institute is aimed at.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Website: https://thepbtinstitute.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debisilber/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debisilber/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspireEmpowerTransform Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 203: Healing the Aching Souls of Caregivers with Dr. Omar Reda

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 53:49


    Self-care is not a luxury, it is a responsibility. And too often, the people who have dedicated their lives to caring for others are unable to do the same for themselves. During today's episode, Dr. Omar Reda joins us to talk about the ongoing tragedies that are occurring amongst the caregiver population as a result of burnout (a phenomenon which has grown at an alarming rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic), and how he is doing everything in his capacity to turn the tide. Omar is a psychiatrist and the author of two books entitled The Wounded Healer and Untangled. Tune in to hear about the barriers that prevent caregivers from prioritizing their needs, why learning to receive is one of the most valuable lessons a caregiver can learn, and the systemic changes that our healthcare system desperately needs. Omar's passion for healing the aching souls of caregivers is deeply inspiring, and if anyone can succeed in humanizing caregiving, it is him! What you'll learn about in this episode:The journey that led Omar to psychiatry. Why Omar is a passionate advocate of the importance of caregivers practicing self-care.An overview of the five components of the Untangled movement which began in Libya.How Omar hopes to carry out his mission of humanizing the caregiving profession.Sharon's personal experience of trauma and PTSD.Why self-awareness and self-regulation are vital components of self-care.How the field of psychiatry is redefining PTSD.What Omar believes to be the root of hate and anger.Discrimination that caregivers often face, and how this weighs them down.The recently passed law which addressed the mental health of caregivers.Omar's approach to helping caregivers avoid or overcome burnout.Communities of care; what they are and why they are valuable.Omar's vision for the future of healthcare.What the four chapters of Omar's book, The Wounded Healer, encompass.Systemic changes that are required in order to change the healthcare system for the better.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Website: https://www.dromarreda.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-omar-redaBook: https://www.amazon.com/Wounded-Healer-Pain-Joy-CaregivingLinks Mentioned:Book: https://thegogiver.com/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents:  https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 202: A New Direction for The Other Side of Potential

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 14:15


    The Other Side of Potential is almost three years old now and we have learned so much along the way. Today, our host, Dr. Sharon Spano shares with us an exciting new direction for the podcast. Tuning in you'll hear about how she intends to drill down and focus more on the human dynamics that we are all experiencing each day as we move through the many changes that are happening in our turbulent society. In this episode, you'll hear what Sharon means by “The Other Side of Potential” before she talks about the pain and suffering she has witnessed recently that inspired this shift. From mindset to skills, societal issues, life transitions, collective trauma, and human systems, you'll hear about some of the important subjects that will be covered going forward as Dr. Sharon Spano continues to help us reach the other side of potential! So, continue to tune in for cutting-edge interviews and research to help you live your biggest life!What you'll learn about in this episode:Today's topic: A new direction for The Other Side of Potential. The new focus: the human dynamics that we're experiencing as we move through the many changes in our society.The pain and suffering that Sharon has witnessed that inspired this shift.What she means by “The Other Side of Potential”.How you can contact Sharon with topic suggestions. Some of the subjects that will be covered going forward (such as mindset).  How Sharon will address skills such as assertive communication.Some of the societal issues that are prevalent today (such as divorce) and how Sharon will address this.   Life transitions and the stages of human development as a future podcast topic.How the podcast will expand on our conversations around collective trauma. How Sharon will address human systems in relation to behaviors and patterns.How you can schedule a complimentary consultation with Sharon.Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TLrTo_ctMKo23IRVhL48uYpKnyeseHGv/view?usp=sharingSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents:  https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 201: Understanding Millennials in the Workplace with Michael Lamberti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 53:49


    Michael Lamberti is an Integral Master Coach in private practice in Toronto, Canada. He works with clients to help them discover and thrive in meaningful work. He began his coaching practice working with millennials in the early stages of building their careers, helping them to gain clarity when entering the workforce.  His expertise has now led him to coaching opportunities with NGOs in the Canadian public service. These are the types of organizations that work to better understand how to engage and support the younger generations of employees. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who entered the world of coaching later on in life as a second career, Michael began his work as a coach at the age of 28, after working in a job he did not care for. Taking the risk and launching into a coaching career at a relatively young age has paid dividends for Michael because of the unique way he can connect with his millennial clientele.  Along with his coaching work, Michael also serves as a content producer and social media strategist for Integral Coaching Canada. He is also a member of the ICC Observer Faculty Team. When not coaching, he practices Zen meditation and Chen-style Practical Method, Taijiquan.What you'll learn about in this episode:Get to know Michael and what inspired him to go into the coaching space.Integral Coaching's framework and what attracted Michael to this specific coaching style.Michael's understanding of what it means to be a millennial.Distinctions between older and younger millennials and the influence of technology on these differences.Why Michael thinks that the characterization of millennials being obsessed with technology is unfair.How millennials view time differently to most of the older generation.What Michael would say to a leader opposing a remote workforce at their company.There are merits to working in-person if it is intentional and structured.Millenials have to be clearer on what they want and the mentorship they hope for.Trends Michael has noticed with company loyalty as well as the hiring process.Michael's insights into how companies can make recruitment more people-centric.There is a gap in many interviews in terms of gauging the resilience of a prospective hire.What Michael believes employers should expect from the millennials they hire.Some of the important skills that millennials can gain from the older generation.True mentorship is a mutual and reciprocal exchange rather than a one-sided process.The need to connect with our values and tie meaning into the work we do.Personal and organizational values are unlikely to align perfectly, so be willing to compromise.Transcript: Here Additional Resources:Website: https://www.mlcoaching.ca/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaellamberti/Links Mentioned:Integral Coaching: https://www.integralcoachingcanada.com/Ken Wilber: https://integrallife.com/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comBook: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: sharonspano.com/workshopsContact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano

    Episode 200: Conscious Anti-Racism with Jill Wener

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 46:57


    Medicine, meditation and anti-racism work are not an obvious combination of career paths, but today you'll hear how Dr. Jill Wener has integrated all three to enact change in the world. You'll hear the story of how she discovered meditation after a period of burnout, before writing a blogpost offering hope after the results of the 2016 election, only to receive strong feedback that has sparked a journey of understanding her own privilege. Dr. Wener believes that the need to avoid discomfort, which we learn from early childhood, is a part of the problem, and that we are empowered to do better when we learn to distinguish between discomfort and fear. Dr. Wener shares why her work is unique, and the knowledge that she and her business partner, Maiysha Clairborne bring to the table.We touch on the mechanisms used in DEI work, and Dr. Wener gives us an overview of how the tapping technique can be used to manage stress in a formulaic way. She believes racism is a systemic problem that needs to be solved by all of us and we discuss the history of segregation that has led us to where we are today. You'll also hear why Dr. Wener chooses to use the term ‘anti-racist' rather than ‘non-racist'. We hope you join us to hear her insights today! What you'll learn about in this episode: Dr. Jill Wener's work in medicine and anti-racism along with her business partner, Maiysha Clairborne.Her antiracism CME accredited online course which includes live virtual training.The story of how she discovered meditation after a period of burnout.The blogpost she wrote offering hope after the 2016 election, and the backlash that followed.How this sparked her journey of self-discovery and exploring her own privilege.Why the need to avoid discomfort is part of the problem.Where her work with Maiysha is unique: they are experts in the unconscious mind.What meditation does to improve your quality of life and how it improves Dr. Wener's.Why Dr. Wener uses the term anti-racist rather than not being racist.How whiteness is the thing that is causing black harm. The importance of recognizing the difference between discomfort and fear.A history of racism and segregation that has led us to where we are today.Why racism is a systemic problem that needs to be solved by all of us.How the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, tapping works.Where to find Dr. Jill Wener's work on tapping and anti-racism. Transcript: Here Additional Resources:Website: jillwener.com/Book: amazon.com/Conscious-Anti-Racism-Self-Discovery-Accountability-Meaningful/dp/B08NYN382QContact: info@jillwener.comInstagram: instagram.com/jillwenerMD/Twitter: twitter.com/jillwenerMD Sharon Spano: Website: sharonspano.comBook: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Alchemy of Humans Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/thealchemyofhumans

    Episode 199: Communication Mastery with Brenden Kumarasamy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 45:47


    Communication skills are such a foundational aspect of being human, and specifically our professional lives. Despite this importance, many of us still struggle with putting in the necessary work to improve and master our own way of communicating. Today on the show, we welcome communication expert, Brenden Kumarasamy, who is the brain and mouth behind MasterTalk, to share a little about his coaching practice, how he helps his clients, and a few steps that you can take today to level up!Brenden gives us some insight into the three simple exercises he uses to boost our efficacy as speakers, and as you will see, these are straightforward steps that you can start using right away! We also get into some of Brenden's philosophy around the voice, pacing, and belief, with our guest really unpacking the elements of what makes up great communication.One of the biggest takeaways from this chat with Brenden is how a relatively small improvement can take you way above your competition, and facilitate amazing results. So to catch all this great information, and a true masterclass on why and how to get to the next level in this area of your life, be sure to press play on this amazing episode of The Other Side of Potential!What you'll learn about in this episode:Brenden's path to developing MasterTalk and the organic process that led him to this point. Common issues that Brenden helps his clients with and the first steps he takes with them. An explanation of the different elements of great communication.  The practices, training, and strategies that can make real-life situations easy to deal with. Brenden tackles the subject of pacing and how varying our speed can help us.Exercises that Brenden uses to drastically improve our skills of communication. Unpacking and demonstrating Brenden's random word exercise!  Brenden's coaching practice and the central part that belief plays in his work. Some comments on communication from a female perspective.Looking to the future with Brenden and where he is headed next! Where to learn more about the great services that Brenden provides.Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Website: https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com/MasterTalk: https://www.mastertalk.ca/Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/mastertalkytInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/masteryourtalk/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 198: Out of Order Family Systems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 19:08


    To continue our exploration of relationships and the family dynamics that are common to many of us whose business and personal lives overlap, today's episode is a short discussion on the way in which our systems can get out of order. Order is such an essential part of a functioning system, and it should be quite recognizable if it is lost!Thus today's solo-cast is all about bringing our focus back to the systems, and away from critiques of others' characters. One of the most important aspects here is to avoid fear-based decisions, and the retelling of dangerous narratives. Tuning in, listeners will hear Sharon share many of the common pitfalls that we face with our loved ones, and a few examples of these can play out. In the coming weeks, you can expect more episodes unraveling these important strands of human systems, and the patterns that emerge through our daily practices and habits. So to catch it all today, and set off on this vital leg of the journey together, press play!What you'll learn about in this episode:The chaos and tension that results from systems being out of order. Faulty assumptions that often arise, and how to get back to something more factual. Noticing the patterns in a relationship; focusing on the system instead of the person. Looking inward as a means to escape our reactive tendencies. How blocking out some of the noise around us can positively affect our state of mind!  The impact of the narratives we tell ourselves. An example from Sharon's own marriage and an issue she decided to let go of. Further human-systems related content to look forward to in future episodes!Transcript: HereSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 197: Ensuring the Longevity of Family Businesses with Bill Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 42:42


    Many of the lessons we learn in our own businesses can be converted into lessons for others in similar situations, and it is through this sharing of wisdom that we are able to make meaningful progress across industries and locations. Bill Smith has done just that, taking the knowledge and experience of working in his family business, Royal Cup Coffee and Tea, and creating his own consulting firm that aids family businesses to safeguard their future. Bill launched his company Double Iron Consulting in 2021 and has also remained involved in his family business. Through Double Iron, Bill assists business owners with succession planning, leadership development, strategic growth, and internal alignment, and as listeners of this podcast will know, those are areas we value very highly around here!In our conversation with Bill today, we get to cover a lot of ground, talking about how a clear mission can aid the construction of a successful strategy, when to look outside the family, the contemporary remote-work landscape, and much more. We also get to hear from our guest about specifics from the journey he has been on with his family, and the decisions that have shaped the company along the way.What you'll learn about in this episode:Some of Bill's background, and the values of his family business. Bill unpacks the history of Royal Cup Coffee and Tea and some of the pivotal moments.How the family has approached managing personnel shifts in the company.  Bill's thoughts on the possibility of the fourth generation of family in the business!Bill's choice to shift into a consulting practice for family businesses in 2021.  Common issues that Bill has noticed are troubling leaders in the current climate. How supply chain issues have affected Royal Cup and Bill in different ways. The pros and cons of the remote environment, and Bill's idea for navigating these. How and where to learn more about Bill and Double Iron Consulting! The story behind the Double Iron name, and its relation to Bill's family, upbringing, and beliefs. Transcript:  HereAdditional Resources:Website: https://doubleironconsulting.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-smith-5b43b019aEmail: wesmith@doubleironconsulting.comFacebook: https://web.facebook.com/DoubleIronConsultingRoyal Cup Coffee and Tea: https://www.royalcupcoffee.com/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 196: Posttraumatic Growth with Josh Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 55:28


    Most people who suffer from PTSD have never heard of posttraumatic growth, and our guest today insists that a diagnosis isn't enough. People deserve the opportunity to liberate themselves and future generations from their traumas, in a safe, empathetic environment. Josh Goldberg is the co-founder and executive director of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth and has led Boulder Crest's efforts to develop the nation's first comprehensive, non-clinical curriculum for posttraumatic growth. He is dedicated to ensuring that service members, veterans, first responders, and their families have the opportunity to live lives of passion, purpose, and service.Josh joins us today as part of our Conscious Community segment to talk about training individuals in the principles of posttraumatic growth, and how this leads to an increased quality of life and a decreased suicide rate among veterans and first responders. We discuss PTSD in-depth, from its varied manifestations to the reasons people fail to seek help for it. Josh fills us in on the problem with the narrative of our mental health system and shares Boulder Crest Foundation's goal to normalize struggle and democratize the capacity to struggle well.Tune in for this inspiring episode with someone who truly has turned his life around to make a difference, and find out how he facilitates posttraumatic growth without retraumatization, enabling people to transcend their suffering, rather than simply endure it. Trauma serves as the earthquake that shakes up your entire reality and, in this episode, you'll discover the profound opportunity it can provide for you and your family to grow! What you'll learn about in this episode:Josh Golberg's journey to posttraumatic growth for veterans and first responders. The two powerful messages he took from the book, Man's Search for Meaning.The problem with the narrative of our mental health system.What Josh has learned from the people he works with.What PTSD is and how it manifests.The three categories first responders experience.Reasons people don't seek help for PTSD and mental health issues.Boulder Crest Foundation's goal to normalize struggle and democratize the capacity to struggle well.Why Josh isn't fond of the prolonged exposure technique.The involvement of families in the posttraumatic growth process.The phenomenon of post-secondary PTSD.A powerful exercise in the Warrior PATHH program.Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G-jFswstcUhKLvGH4SQs3S0XJni171Dm/view?usp=sharingAdditional Resources:Josh Goldberg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmgoldberg55/Email Josh Golberg: josh.goldberg@bouldercrest.orgSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 195: Search Engine Optimization With Brandon Leibowitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 36:08


    For many small business owners, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can feel overwhelming, especially if you're a busy entrepreneur who fulfills multiple roles. But there are a host of important reasons why you should be prioritizing your SEO, and ideally sooner rather than later. Here to help us unpack this essential topic is Brandon Leibowitz, founder, and CEO of SEO Optimization, a full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in SEO, website design, social media, and paid advertising.In today's episode, you'll hear Brandon break down the role that SEO plays in any company's marketing strategy and how it helps your website rank more highly on Google and other search engines. Learn how to optimize different types of content like video, audio, and text, in order to elevate your rankings, as well as how to implement keywords, meta descriptions, and an effective call to action. We also delve into backlinks, a method where other sites link back to your business. Discover the difference between low and high-quality backlinks, how to identify them, and practical steps that will help you create quality backlinks that will boost your rankings. Our conversation covers a range of essential points, from selecting keywords to choosing your category, to useful tools that will help you on your SEO journey. If you're feeling overwhelmed by SEO, and are unsure of where to begin, then make sure you tune in today for an instructive conversation on how to get started!What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest Brandon Leibowitz, founder of SEO Optimizers.An overview of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).The role of YouTube and video content in SEO.How small business owners can elevate their SEO.The first steps for optimizing your content for search engines.An introduction to keywords, clickable links, and meta descriptions.How to write an effective call to action.Why blogs are still good for SEO.How to determine which categories you should try to rank highly in.Google Analytics: why it's valuable and how to use it.How to identify a high bounce rate and how to fix it.An overview of conversion rate optimization and why it's so challenging.Why your site should have multiple pages.The role of social media in SEO and how to choose your platforms.Examples of how you can generate high-quality backlinks.Transcript:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m1HsWqfOtgQWai7A9oO4Lpg9pO4pYzns/view?usp=sharingAdditional Resources:LinkedIn (Brandon Lebowitz): https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonleibowitz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leibowitzbrandon/Twitter: https://twitter.com/seooptimizersFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/seooptimizersYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrandonLeibowitzSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.com

    Episode 194: Forget the Elephant, Let's Acknowledge the Mouse in the Room, with David Wood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 52:55


    Today's guest is no stranger to overcoming challenges and stepping into life on the other side of potential. As part of the conscious community segment, in this episode, we are joined by David Wood. David is the founder and CEO of focus.ceo and the author of the upcoming book, Name that Mouse. David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. During the course of his career, he's built the world's largest coaching business, becoming number one on Google for life coaching. In that capacity, he's put 1000s of hours into coaching in over 12 countries around the globe. His focus is on helping business owners become the leaders who people want to follow. He does this by helping them create more authenticity, connection, confidence, and revenue.David believes that while it's important to acknowledge the elephant in the room, it is often through recognizing and naming the mouse in the room that unlocks you to be emotionally intelligent, vulnerable, authentic, confident, productive, and ultimately successful. To find out about the three D's to helping you name your mouse and how this can profoundly change your life for the better, tune in today! Please note that this episode carries a trigger warning for a tragic childhood story.What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to David Wood, his career, and his coaching platform. How his sister's death and the challenges in David's life informed his capacity for coaching. TW: To miss the tragic story of how his sister passed away, skip audio from [05:31] to [05:43]. The importance of age-appropriate conversations with children about traumatic events instead of sheltering them.An explanation of David's book title and the difference between an elephant and a mouse in the room. The three D's to help you name your mouse: Discover, decide, and disarm.A practical exercise to help you discover the mice in your life. David's secret dream that he didn't tell anybody about for a decade. The Pomodoro method and why David believes this is useful for improving productivity. David's advice for clients who may have brain fog.How the book helps people grow in self-confidence. Closing words of advice from David.Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j4kIeHFDb_ZY0-b6U_iUkM8Iw9tQlhsL/view?usp=sharingAdditional Resources:Website: focus.ceo Book: mouseintheroom.comPodcast: https://focus.ceo/tough-conversations-with-david-wood-podcast/  Podcast: https://focus.ceo/extraordinary-focus-podcast Links Mentioned:Landmark: https://www.landmarkworldwide.com/ The Power of Now: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808 Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/

    Episode 193: Finding Opportunity in the Dark Night of the Soul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 18:52


    Welcome to the Other Side of Potential! Today Sharon Spano hosts a solocast on a couple of recurring issues you may be noticing in the world today. Increased anxiety and depression are just some of the residual effects of COVID 19 and the many transitions we are seeing in our world today. The dark night of the soul is an internal process that has been written about by many mystics. During today's conversation, we explore why, although difficult, it is an essential part of human growth, which sits within the twelve stages of human development. We are faced with two options during this phase, even in the most tragic circumstances. Tune in to hear Sharon's insights on navigating this time, and understanding the lessons and changes it brings. Thank you for joining us! What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to today's episode: a solocast on recurring world issues.Anxiety and depression among other residual effects of COVID 19 and the transitioning world.The dark night of the soul, which has been written about by many mystics.How folks feel when they face it: overwhelmed, depressed, hopeless, despairing.Why, although difficult, it is an essential part of human growth.How this ties into the twelve stages of human development.The two options we are faced with during this phase:  growth and learning, or getting stuck.The growth and future development present, even in tragic losses.The concrete example of moving from elementary to middle school, and how this repeats itself.How to maximize on the opportunity in loss.Why confusion is not necessarily a bad thing.How spirituality can help us recognize that there might be something bigger going on around us.Why this can be especially difficult if your partner is in a different transitional place than you.The importance of being cognizant of the corresponding changing beliefs. What potential outcome you can experience if you do the work: understanding what the lesson is, rather than recognizing it as bad or good. How the Dark Night of the Soul allows us to integrate our experiences.Why this period can take years to go through and what you can learn from it.Stream of consciousness journaling as a tool to navigate this time.Recognizing patterns and finding answers.How accepting reality without judgment during the dark night of the soul can lead you to seeing a bright way forwards.Sharon's upcoming rebrand and repurpose of the podcast.A reminder that we are in a pivotal evolutionary time in world history. Transcript:https://drive.google.com/file/d/16hzYgkAWNRl7WxpC_OBfjuMsXQaCc3Y-/view?usp=sharingLinks Mentioned:Dark Night of the SoulSharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comBook: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Alchemy of Humans Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/thealchemyofhumans

    Episode 192: Mastering the Game of Life with Ana Lennyr

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 49:49


    We all have challenges to overcome to live out the life we truly want. For some of us, this means dealing with physical health concerns, and for others, our hurdles lie more in the emotional and mental realms. Ana Lennyr joins us on the show today to talk about her own path through depression and suicidal ideation and how this led to her work as a life strategist, helping her clients confront and overcome what is holding them down. In our chat, Ana lays out some of her amazing frameworks, including the skills that can insulate us from pain, the types of wounds that we carry around unconsciously, and the processes that can get us started on a path toward healing. This is high-level content, and this episode serves as a great introduction to how Ana might be able to help you! Ana's whole philosophy revolves around the idea of mastering your life and how taking control through simple steps can improve your outlook and future. She has helped many people of different ages and backgrounds and her own story and struggles are what give her message such weight. So if you would like a fresh dose of hope and inspiration from Ana, please join us to hear it all!What you'll learn about in this episode:A little about Ana's background and her challenging path to her current work. The health issues that Ana inherited from her mother.  Anna's energetic process and how she overcame the hurdles of her genes. The different mentors that helped Anna transform her life and outlook. Ana's explanation of the 'five wounds' and how we can heal from them. Thoughts on the need for medication as a way of dealing with depression. The first step that Ana prescribes for taking action and changing your life! Ana's decision to get back to live events and her plans for hosting her own conference.How and where to get in touch with Ana and her amazing services!   Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJDkyQJvwgCbZi2Jb-01XPK38ZJc3e3Q/view?usp=sharingAdditional Resources:Wesbite: https://betteraskana.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-lennyr-04b8b1225/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/analennyr/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANALENNYRYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9n_y_HhF_p8O3poTrUwvZASharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comEvents: workshop.sharonspano.com/workshop Contact: sharon@sharonspano.comTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts: https://www.sharonspano.com/podcast/12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/intensive

    Episode 191: Personal Finance with a Happiness Dividend with Jonathan DeYoe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:35


    Money drives many of our decisions. We all worry about earning it, spending it, and saving it, regardless of our income level or spiritual perspective. Is it possible to be a conscientious citizen of the world and grow wealth? Today's guest says yes and explains exactly how! Meet Jonathan DeYoe, a Buddhist and a financial planner who wants to help you create a unique financial plan that is guided by your deepest beliefs.Jonathan is a bestselling author, speaker, financial advisor, and angel investor who has led an independent financial planning firm since 2002. He and the Mindful Money team work one-on-one with over 300 families and foundations, offering simple steps to financial success and tools to mindfully overcome our deep emotional and cognitive biases related to money. He is passionate about spreading the values of goal-focused and planning-driven wealth management so that people can enjoy better financial outcomes and live happier lives.Tuning in today, you'll discover some of the ways that you can save, invest, pay off debt, and fund your dreams by building a long-term income stream. You'll also learn more about the Mindful Money approach and Jonathan shares his advice for using money as a tool to support your lifestyle, reach your goals, and earn the “happiness dividend” everyone deserves. We touch on market volatility, cryptocurrency, selecting a financial advisor, and so much more, so make sure not to miss this thought-provoking episode with the Money Philosopher himself, Jonathan DeYoe!What you'll learn about in this episode:Insight into Jonathan's journey and what led him to explore the spiritual side of money.How the loss of his brother changed his perspective on goals and relationships.How not having good role models can enhance a scarcity mindset. Addressing generational trauma related to money.What Jonathan wants listeners to know about the Mindful Money approach.The lessons that accompany each of the three parts of his book, Mindful Money.The alternative to treating market volatility as risk: shifting to a longer-term mindset.Jonathan shares his thoughts on investing in cryptocurrency.Advice for young couples starting their financial journey together: develop a habit of savings!The importance of growing and developing your skillsets, including personal finance.Why financial advisors aren't necessarily better equipped to select investments for you.Some of the courses and resources that Jonathan offers through Mindful Money.Parting words of wisdom for listeners: stop predicting, start planning, stay mindful!

    Episode 190: Reenergizing the Workforce Through Games with Ian Fraser

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:48


    We're over two years into the global pandemic which has changed so much about the way we live and work. Many of us have experienced Zoom fatigue and feelings of isolation as a result of the transition to remote work. As a result, a whole industry that focuses on virtual team-building has developed, and today's guest is one of the early entrants into the space.Ian Fraser is the co-founder and CEO of The Go Game and Weve. The Go Game focuses on in-person (and hybrid, since the pandemic) team building, while Weve caters to team building in remote work environments. During this episode, Ian shares how he and his team are bringing the magic from the real world into the virtual world, and how they are navigating the complex dynamics of hybrid work environments.If you're cringing at the thought of another awkward team-building event, this episode will give you a whole new perspective on the concept, and the value that it can bring to your company! What you'll learn about in this episode:Ian explains where the idea for The Go Game originated. The Go Game's first client.How The Go Game grew over the years and the impact that the pandemic had on the company.Weve: The pivot that The Go Game made in March 2020.The desire that people have for in-person interactions.Examples of how Ian and his team cater for hybrid work dynamics.Mechanisms that ensure all team members are participating in a Weve online game.Some of the challenges that Ian and his team are facing.How Ian approaches the hiring process.A Value that The Go Game and Weve can bring to your company.The high amount of competition in the virtual space.Ian's experience working for Outward Bound, and the influence it had on his career path.How Weve and The Go Game differ from traditional team-building events.Feedback that Ian and his team have received from clients.

    Episode 189: Holistic Business Concepts with Jamie Seeker

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 45:18


    Jamie Seeker founded Seeker Solution to help entrepreneurs and business leaders learn, grow, and thrive. Customizable, holistic business solutions are offered to provide strategic support and result-driven tools that enable business owners, managers, and C-Levels to take their company to the next level. Seeker Solutions' hands-on approach cultivates a synergetic environment to expertly assess, identify, develop, and execute a strategic business solution for each client and its company's operational needs.Jamie's mission was to create a holistic business concept that was more than business coaching or leadership development. She launched Seeker Solution with the mission to sharpen a business owner's personal skills and abilities, help accomplish their entrepreneurial vision, achieve their company's specific objectives, and accelerate their company's growth.Jamie started off her career in operations management, so she understands because she's been there. And now that she has a business of her own, she connects with other owners through a common understanding of experiences that only we face in this role. Prior to starting Seeker Solution, no matter what company she was with or what level of management she was in, it was ALWAYS so much more than what one person should handle alone. She had many times throughout her journey where she felt overwhelmed and alone. It didn't matter how many hours she added to her workday, I could never seem to keep up and the load only got heavier and heavier.This is why she started Seeker Solution. It took her stepping out and away from the hustle to realize that she didn't have to do it alone. And that what she went through and learned from could be repurposed to help others overcome those same obstacles.What you'll learn about in this episode:Introduction and brief background about today's guest, Jamie Seeker.The journey that lead Jamie to her current role and founding the company. How Jamie's ambition is reflected in her family and personal life.Difficulties of keeping a healthy, work-life balance.Challenges that Jamie experienced when starting Seeker Solutions.Importance of working with people that align with your goals and values.Jamie explains how they onboard a new client.Brief explanation of the services that Seeker Solutions provides clients.New problems that leaders face in the post-COVID world.The steps that Jamie will take when working with family to limit complications.Discussion about the limitations and benefits of working with family.Advice for people who want to or are considering working with family members.How the pandemic helped people to understand remote work as a business model.If Jamie will bring any male consultants to join their all-female team.What keeps Jamie up at a night as a business owner.

    Episode 188: Choosing Excellence with Joe Templin

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 47:31


    The average person makes 10,000 micro-decisions per day, and every time you make a decision, you are choosing between excellence or convenience. Joe Templin always chooses excellence, which is a big part of the reason that he has managed to achieve such a high degree of success. And he wants to help you turn yourself into the best version of you! Joe sees it as his purpose in life to help others, and he does that through his work as a financial planner, trainer, mentor, and author. His book, Every Day Excellence, was a bestseller, and part of our conversation today covers the process he went through to write the book, and what makes this book stand out. We also discuss Joe's educational background, the high level of drive which has fuelled him throughout his life, and the experiences which motivated him to pursue the career paths that he has. Joe is also open about some of the challenges that he has faced, including the divorce he went through during the pandemic. Joe is on a journey of constant learning, growth, and discovery. He knows that there is always room for improvement in all aspects of our lives, and to him, having a vision of what we want to become in the future and working towards that vision, is the definition of excellence.  What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's very accomplished guest, Joe Templin. An overview of Joe's diverse career path.Joe explains what motivated him to build a career in the financial services sector, and what motivated him to found Unique Minds.Character traits that have contributed to the success that Joe has achieved throughout his life.What excellence means to Joe.Some of the reasons for the spike in the divorce rate during the pandemic.Disabilities that two of Joe's children have, and how the pandemic affected them.The process Joe went through to write Every Day Excellence, and what makes it different from other books.The enormous power that lies in the micro-decisions that we make every day.Goals that Joe hopes to achieve through Unique Minds Consulting.How Joe plans to expand on the concepts that he covers in his book so they can have an even greater impact.The importance of taking time off (whatever that looks like to you).Methods that Joe uses to influence his mindset, depending on what he is writing.What Joe sees as the foundation for success.Why you should turn off the news.A memorable lesson that Joe learned from his dad.

    Episode 187: Finding Opportunity in the Dark Night of the Soul

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 18:52


    Welcome to the Other Side of Potential! Today Sharon Spano hosts a solocast on a couple of recurring issues you may be noticing in the world today. Increased anxiety and depression are just some of the residual effects of COVID 19 and the many transitions we are seeing in our world today. The dark night of the soul is an internal process that has been written about by many mystics. During today's conversation, we explore why, although difficult, it is an essential part of human growth, which sits within the twelve stages of human development. We are faced with two options during this phase, even in the most tragic circumstances. Tune in to hear Sharon's insights on navigating this time, and understanding the lessons and changes it brings. Thank you for joining us! What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to today's episode: a solocast on recurring world issues.Anxiety and depression among other residual effects of COVID 19 and the transitioning world.The dark night of the soul, which has been written about by many mystics.How folks feel when they face it: overwhelmed, depressed, hopeless, despairing.Why, although difficult, it is an essential part of human growth.How this ties into the twelve stages of human development.The two options we are faced with during this phase:  growth and learning, or getting stuck.The growth and future development present, even in tragic losses.The concrete example of moving from elementary to middle school, and how this repeats itself.How to maximize on the opportunity in loss.Why confusion is not necessarily a bad thing.How spirituality can help us recognize that there might be something bigger going on around us.Why this can be especially difficult if your partner is in a different transitional place than you.The importance of being cognizant of the corresponding changing beliefs. What potential outcome you can experience if you do the work: understanding what the lesson is, rather than recognizing it as bad or good. How the Dark Night of the Soul allows us to integrate our experiences.Why this period can take years to go through and what you can learn from it.Stream of consciousness journaling as a tool to navigate this time.Recognizing patterns and finding answers.How accepting reality without judgment during the dark night of the soul can lead you to seeing a bright way forwards.Sharon's upcoming rebrand and repurpose of the podcast.A reminder that we are in a pivotal evolutionary time in world history. 

    Episode 186: Intergenerational Financial Planning with Kay Pfleghardt

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 40:24


    We all know the importance of financial planning, however many people are overwhelmed by it. In addition, the rapidly evolving world and associated financial aspects add further to the stresses of being able to secure financial freedom during retirement. This is the focus of today's guest, Kay Pfleghardt, who aims to educate rising leaders and retirees on how to think differently about their wealth, particularly intergenerational wealth. Kay learned the importance of money at an early age when there was a mix-up regarding her grandfather's estate. She also learned how important it is to communicate financial plans within families to ensure that financial plans are effective. Kay is a rising professional in financial planning and has made her mark on the industry through her perception of intergenerational wealthKay has a bachelor's degree in financial planning and an associate's degree in accounting, as well as experience in psychology. Her stand-out quality is her ability to combine her love for numbers with her understanding of people and what motivates them, making her a popular figure within the financial planning industry. In today's conversation, we find out about Kay's professional background, how her combination of skills benefits her and her clients, challenges the development of intergenerational wealth, the importance of starting financial planning early, and much more. Tune in to hear more from a rising leader and expert in her field, Kay Pfleghardt!What you'll learn about in this episode:Introduction to Kay's professional background.Kay's motivation behind getting involved in the financial industry.How the combination of people skills and financial skills benefited Kay.Kay explains her passion for intergenerational communication around wealth.Importance of communication regarding intergenerational wealth.Challenges that clients experience when discussing and planning intergenerational wealth.Potential conflicts between spouses during intergenerational financial planning.The benefits of her psychology training in her current role as a financial planner.What goals Kay has for the future of intergenerational wealth building.We discuss the mindset around intergenerational wealth.Why it is so important to include all family members in the conversation about wealth.Future plans for communicating her work to a wider audience.Difference in perception about financial planning between millennials and older generations.We discuss issues regarding conflict resolution during the financial planning process.The long-term benefits of starting the financial planning process when you are young.What Kay thinks about crypto currency with regards to financial planning.Effects of the Russian-Ukraine conflict on how people financially plan.Kay gives us some insider financial planning advice for people starting the process.

    Episode 185: Eliminating Aggression with Dr. Sharon Spano

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 17:11


    I'm seeing more and more aggression in our society. Issues that are coming up in the sessions I am having with my clients, combined with the incident which took place at the Oscars between Will Smith and Chris Rock, have prompted me to speak out on this topic.In today's episode, I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on the driving forces behind the slap which reverberated across the world, and why I believe that an act like this has far-reaching negative implications.We need to put an end to the violence that is rife in the world, and we all have a part to play in reaching that goal. What you'll learn about in this episode:The Oscar moment which inspired the theme of today's episode.What we can learn about intention from the act of aggression and its aftermath that took place at the Oscars.My thoughts on Will Smith's handling of the incident later in the evening.Ramifications of an aggressive first person perspective.How Jada Pinkett-Smith has approached her recent diagnosis of Alopecia.The increase in aggression in relationships that I am seeing with my clients.Other examples of the aggression that is becoming pervasive in our society.Why I think Will Smith's reaction to Chris Rock's comment was more harmful than the comment itself.My approach to dealing with insensitive comments towards my son when he was alive.

    Episode 184: Digital Conversation and Social Leadership with Andrea Edwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 46:08


    We all know about the negative aspects of social media, but today's guest chooses to focus on the positive impact it can have in healing our society and creating balance. Andrea T. Edwards, also know as The Digital Conversationalist, is an award-winning B2B communications professional who works with the world's largest companies on the transformation needed to maximize business growth and our digital future.Andrea is a change agent, author, passionate communicator, and social leader. Today, she fills us in on the positive potential she sees in social media and how merely shifting our language to be more humble, inclusive, and respectful will enable us to truly take a stand and make a change in the world. In our conversation, we discuss our social responsibility to be discerning and the importance of objectivity when it comes to digesting information.You'll also hear about Andrea's astounding journey, the profound worldview she holds, and learn about the book that holds all 108 of her ‘wisdoms', as well as how Uncommon Courage came into existence during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Thailand, where she lives with her family. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about leading online conversations with love and respect, and discover how we can all walk the earth more gently and face the world's dilemmas together!What you'll learn about in this episode:Andrea's journey and how she came to be known as The Digital Conversationalist.How the pandemic impacted Andrea and her family, having relocated to Phuket.How social media is democratizing information and can be used as a tool to heal society.Thailand's experience of the pandemic versus America's politicization of it.How to take a stand on social media without suffering negative repercussions.The importance of using inclusive and unifying language on social media.Why professionals need to speak in alignment with their company's values.Andrea's advice for not falling prey to clickbait.The importance of hearing multiple perspectives.The value of objectivity and not investing emotionally in information.How Andrea's book, Uncommon Courage, came about and the profound message it holds.The biggest problem we're facing in the world today, according to Andrea.How Andrea grew into her worldview.The damage done in the early years of a child's life within their family structure.Andrea's advice to walk the world with gentler feet.How traveling breeds empathy.

    Episode 183: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption with Mark Monchek

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 48:22


    Today's guest is a thought leader who has mastered the strategy of turning every challenge into an opportunity! Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, which is a strategy consulting firm focused on conscious growth, and he's here to share his very unique perspective on culture and leadership, and what it means for businesses to thrive in this age of disruption. The impressive list of leaders he has worked with includes Google, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, the New York Times, NBC, Time Warner, and the United Nations, and he has been featured in Real Leaders, The Better Business Book, the Organization Development Review Journal, Lifetime network, WPLJ, WCBS, Newsday, Working Woman Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption. If that isn't needed now more than ever, we don't know what is, and in this conversation, you'll hear about why they're called the Opportunity Lab, and the numerous insightful and innovative ways that they help businesses pivot, adapt, and evolve with the current times. Mark shares, in detail, the five ways to be strategic in this age of disruption, before diving into DEI through a moral, personal, and business lens, as well as discussing the role of curiosity and humility as distinguishing leadership qualities of the utmost importance. Listeners, get your notepads ready because this is going to be a mind-bending conversation!What you'll learn about in this episode:Mark shares how he came to the idea of conscious growth in the context of disruption.How the intersection of his parent's worlds forged his young entrepreneurial curiosity.The fascinating story of his family's toy store and how that impacted his ideas on innovation.Defining disruptive times within the context of history and current times. A personal experience of learning to accept his reality, and then finding an opportunity in it.A peek into his sequel book: Five Ways to be Strategic in an Age of Disruption.Hear about the Share Lab and the questions to ask that will set you apart in these times. The reality of how businesses need to adapt and pivot instead of waiting for a new normal.Diving into the numerous ways that the Opportunity Lab helps businesses evolve.Experimentation and communication: why they're called the Opportunity Lab.How a business leader can add value to employees and stakeholders. Working with clients to help them understand the connecting purpose of a workplace now. Helping businesses make sense of remote and hybrid models and working space.Discussing the strong business case for DEI, and the development of Opportunity Community.Being called to step into the shoes of others and deliberately go back to human connections.Closing thoughts: Mark's life philosophy of beginning with the end in mind!

    Episode 182: The Enneagram Impact with Nicole McDonough

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 47:39


    Today, we are joined by Nicole McDonough, a highly experienced coach and a master at Enneagram typing. Nicole coaches leaders and entrepreneurs to lead with excellence, focus, and innovation by stepping into their unique superpowers. Using tools like the Enneagram, her clients learn to welcome challenges as opportunities for self-reflection so they can thrive in leadership, relationships, and navigate complex dynamics with clarity, insight, and an open heart.Nicole has always had a passion for personal development tools and, in this episode, she shares her journey from music school, to teaching, to motherhood, and how it all finally circled back to coaching and implementing the Enneagram framework in her own life and for her clients. Nicole opens up about the nuances she's observed in people through the lens of the Enneagram, as well the level of self-awareness it brings to her coaching experience. Nicole explains how the Enneagram does not put you in a box but rather shows you the way out, due to the movement and development it incorporates!Tune in to hear about the great benefits of Enneagram typing, the importance of identifying your repressed center and connecting to it to create balance, the various stages of development in the Enneagram framework, and so much more.What you'll learn about in this episode:Nicole McDonough's journey to becoming a coach and discovering her interest in the Enneagram.Nicole and Sharon share their mutual love for roleplay.How the Enneagram aids Nicole in her coaching process.Nicole describes a type eight personality, according to the Enneagram framework.What Sharon and Nicole's numbers are and the nuances thereof.What number sevens typically need.The intention of the Enneagram: to show you the way out, and not to put you in a box.The different types of movement and development within the Enneagram framework.How we perpetually swing between our stress number and our health number.The value of awareness and witnessing your own behavior.The three intelligence centers and what it means to have a repressed center.The importance of identifying your repressed center according to your Enneagram type.How making an intentional effort to connect with the underutilized repressed center can create balance. The challenges and benefits of the typing process.Nicole describes The Enneagram Impact course and the three hats she incorporates.Where to find Nicole's free resource: Unlock Your Leadership Superpowers.Nicole shares a parable to illustrate the importance of doing deeper self-development work.Links:Sharonspano.comFacebookInstagramLinked InThe Other Side of Potential Podcasts12-Week Toxic Relationship 1:1 Intensive

    Episode 181: Helping Others Realize Their Potential with Dr. Sharon Spano

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 39:34


    In today's episode, host of The Other Side of Potential podcast, Dr. Sharon Spano, is taking the hot seat! From a young age, Sharon was able to see potential in people that oftentimes they could not see in themselves. Following this passion, Sharon completed a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, and became an integral professional coach. Through her work as a coach and consultant, Sharon helps her clients become more aware of themselves and gives them the tools to help them live their lives in a way that maximizes their true potential! In today's episode, Sharon shares some examples of how she has transformed the lives of the people she has worked with in the past, and the new, exciting opportunities she is going to be offering in the future. What you'll learn about in this episode:Some background on Dr. Sharon Spano, The Other Side of Potential host, who is in the hot seat today!Where Sharon's interest in human potential originated, and how it has influenced her life.How Sharon is working towards changing the ways in which people interact with one another.The importance of understanding which of the 12 development stages you are at.Example of how systems can become disordered and tense, and how to avoid this.How Sharon helps her clients become aware of the way they move through the world and subsequently find their place in the system.Metaphors that Sharon uses in the work she does with her clients.What you can expect from the webinar that Sharon is going to be holding on the 11th of March.An exciting project that Sharon is currently working on.Sharon shares something that she is feeling proud of at the moment.

    Episode 180: Conscious Community: Living Life by Design with Ken Kladouris

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 54:55


    Today's guest is an esteemed wealth advisor, course creator, and published author who believes you should be living your life by design. Charting his own course in the wealth management industry, Ken Kladouris focuses on curating securitized real estate for investors seeking to defer taxes through a 1031 exchange. His course, Stillness To Success, and his book, Get There!, were developed as tools to help individuals discover the clarity they need to design their own futures.By becoming aligned with his ‘why', Ken recognized that his true purpose was to assist people across the globe in their pursuit of enhanced joy, freedom, and fulfillment and, in this interview, he shares some actionable steps that are proven to help position you on your desired path. We discuss how he found the courage to niche down in his business, the epiphany that set Ken on his path to create more stillness in his life, and some of the outcomes that you can expect from his Stillness to Success course, as well as the value of slowing down and looking within to reach the next level in your business.Committed to guiding individuals to greater success in life, Ken's philosophy combines lessons on spirituality, wealth management, and personal development, so make sure not to miss today's episode of The Other Side of Potential to learn more!What you'll learn about in this episode:The story of how Ken found himself at the intersection of wealth management and spirituality.Having the courage to niche down, create your ideal business, and improve your personal life.What living life by design looks like for Ken and the epiphany that drove him to pursue it.How the Stillness to Success course distills all of Ken's learnings into one resource.Some of the outcomes that you can expect from Stillness to Success.The importance of slowing down and looking within to reach the next level in your business.Learn more about the structure of Ken's course and what sets it apart.Why he doesn't define success in the course; it's different for everybody!Hear about some of the benefits that Ken has seen from doing silent retreats.Ken shares his daily stillness practice, which includes morning meditation and journaling.How he has become less reactive and found inner peace by practicing ‘stillness all the time'.Becoming more attuned to what's actually occurring versus what you think is occurring.Ken's response to those who say: “I tried meditation, but I just fell asleep.”His thoughts on the significance of place and space when it comes to meditation.

    Episode 179: Stepping into Your Purpose and Creating Generational Wealth with Jamila Tunu

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 54:58


    In her efforts to escape the poverty that she was born into, Jamila Tunu educated herself on financial literacy. Somehow though, she still found herself trapped in the curse of generational poverty. Today she joins us to explain how she discovered her purpose, overcame the poverty mindset, and started building generational wealth. Jamila has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Services and has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. She is a licensed commercial real estate professional who provides sales and lending services to her clients. She is also a Legacy Lifestyle Designer, speaker, and the creator of The Financial Legacy Building Secrets, which covers six foundational steps to building a legacy. Her mission is to plant seeds of generational wealth and positively impact family trees through education and economic empowerment.  In this episode, Jamila explains what the poverty mindset is, how it can exist across cultures and economic levels, how it keeps you away from abundance, and most importantly, how you can overcome it. She breaks down the four pillars of her Financial Legacy Building Secrets and the five Ps of her prosperity coaching program. Jamila's insights could literally change your life! To find out how you can step into your purpose, create a legacy, and build generational wealth, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to Jamila Tunu and how she became interested in generational wealth and financial literacy.How Jamila learned about purpose and overcame the generational curse of being poor.What the poverty mindset is and how it keeps you away from abundance. The concept of money as energy. The moment Jamila realized that she can choose differently and break the generational curse. How the poverty mindset can exist across cultures and economic levels.How to get into the right mindset to build generational wealth: Purpose, vision, and goals.How Jamila is breaking the generational chains of poverty in her own family.Thoughts on how your purpose doesn't change but how you live it out may. How we get burnout from doing things not aligned with our purpose.The courage required to live your purpose. How Jamila helps people step into their purpose, create a legacy, and build generational wealth. The four pillars of Jamila's Financial Legacy Building Secrets. The five Ps of Jamila's prosperity coaching program. Jamila's advice to people who feel like they either don't have money now or don't think it's time to think about legacy and generational wealth.A useful exercise: write your own obituary. Final thoughts on energy, the flow of money, and manifestation.  How to get a free 30-minute strategic phone call with Jamila.

    Episode 178: COVID-19, Burnout, Zoom Fatigue, and Scheduling Self Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 16:52


    Many of you listening are familiar with the concept of burnout. Many of you may even have experienced the symptoms of burnout at one point or another. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a whole new set of challenges that have contributed to unique feelings of burnout and fatigue that have the potential to be overlooked or misdiagnosed. Whether it's the pressure of having your children at home all day or the fatigue that comes with too many Zoom meetings, without the necessary self-care and adequate sleep, experiencing symptoms of burnout becomes practically unavoidable. Tuning in, you'll hear Dr. Sharon Spano delve into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the myth of having work-life balance, and why it's important to remember that we are living in unprecedented times. Tune in for this special solocast on how to adapt to the pressures of modern life, and more! What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's solocast topic: COVID-19, burnout, and scheduling self-care.How the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work, and having children at home could be contributing to unique feelings of burnout.Some of the cognitive and physical symptoms that accompany burnout.Effects of adrenal fatigue; how low cortisol could be misdiagnosed as anxiety or depression.The role that sleep plays in burnout and how to improve the quality of your sleep.How to increase your somatic awareness and how it can help you recognize signs of burnout.The medically approved fast Sharon is currently on and how it impacted her concentration.Some of the natural methods you can use to address sleep disturbances.The concept of COVID-19 becoming an endemic issue and what that means long term.Why work-life-balance should be considered a myth in our society.The concept of work-life integration and how it differs from work-life balance.How rituals and routines can assist in establishing work-life integration.How meditation can help individuals who struggle with anxiety.Why Sharon recommends including self-care when you schedule your calendar.

    Episode 177: Bringing the Extra with Vinay Raval

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 50:30


    Vinay Raval has always loved connecting with people and inspiring happiness. Now, he does that for a living! Twelve years ago, Vinay left his corporate job to search the world for ideas about how to create unique customer experiences which elicit positive emotions in people and therefore draw them back time and time again. The lessons during his travels culminated in the founding of GrowthWallah. Through coaching, team training, and his YouTube channel, Vinay helps brands connect with their essence, and teaches entrepreneurs the strategies they need to “bring the extra” to their customers, which is so important in today's highly competitive environment! Vinay has a fascinating story, a very creative way of framing his ideas, and a deep drive to make the world a happier place, so tune in today for this inspiring conversation! What you'll learn about in this episode:The question that inspired Vinay to leave his corporate job and travel the world in search of the answer. Vinay shares his experience of starting a business in the Peruvian mountains. How the business landscape has transformed over the past few years.Emotions that Vinay aims to elicit in people through his work. My recent experience on the receiving end of poor customer service. What separates businesses that survived the pandemic from those that didn't.Why Vinay is optimistic about the future of customer service. The importance of ensuring that your employees feel excited and fulfilled in their jobs.Vinay's thoughts on what is driving the current labor shortage being experienced across America. An overview of the 7 step process that Vinay recommends businesses implement in order to thrive in today's working environment. What Vinay's trademark, ‘Bring the Extra,' means. Vinay explains the concept of brand essence, and why it is so vital. How we should be reframing our mindset with regard to technology. An important question that all entrepreneurs should be asking themselves! 

    Episode 176: Conscious Anti-Racism with Jill Wener

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 46:57


    Medicine, meditation and anti-racism work are not an obvious combination of career paths, but today you'll hear how Dr. Jill Wener has integrated all three to enact change in the world. You'll hear the story of how she discovered meditation after a period of burnout, before writing a blogpost offering hope after the results of the 2016 election, only to receive strong feedback that has sparked a journey of understanding her own privilege. Dr. Wener believes that the need to avoid discomfort, which we learn from early childhood, is a part of the problem, and that we are empowered to do better when we learn to distinguish between discomfort and fear. Dr. Wener shares why her work is unique, and the knowledge that she and her business partner, Maiysha Clairborne bring to the table.We touch on the mechanisms used in DEI work, and Dr. Wener gives us an overview of how the tapping technique can be used to manage stress in a formulaic way. She believes racism is a systemic problem that needs to be solved by all of us and we discuss the history of segregation that has led us to where we are today. You'll also hear why Dr. Wener chooses to use the term ‘anti-racist' rather than ‘non-racist'. We hope you join us to hear her insights today! What you'll learn about in this episode: Dr. Jill Wener's work in medicine and anti-racism along with her business partner, Maiysha Clairborne.Her antiracism CME accredited online course which includes live virtual training.The story of how she discovered meditation after a period of burnout.The blogpost she wrote offering hope after the 2016 election, and the backlash that followed.How this sparked her journey of self-discovery and exploring her own privilege.Why the need to avoid discomfort is part of the problem.Where her work with Maiysha is unique: they are experts in the unconscious mind.What meditation does to improve your quality of life and how it improves Dr. Wener's.Why Dr. Wener uses the term anti-racist rather than not being racist.How whiteness is the thing that is causing black harm. The importance of recognizing the difference between discomfort and fear.How DEI work involves applying systems to enact change.A history of racism and segregation that has led us to where we are today.Why racism is a systemic problem that needs to be solved by all of us.How the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, tapping works.What the tapping points are and how they serve as a formulaic way to manage stress.Where to find Dr. Jill Wener's work on tapping and anti-racism.

    Episode 175: The Rainmaker Residency with Veronica Romney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:43


    Online marketing is way more than just posting on social media, and in today's ever-changing and quickly evolving technological world, it can be a struggle for many business owners. Veronica Romney is here today to assure you that, with the right keys and cultivation process, your marketing leader will be able to compliment your unique visionary strengths in a way that makes it rain for you. We're honored to sit down with her to dive into her brand new program entitled Rainmaker Residency, a comprehensive container that turns your top marketer into a rainmaker for your company. Veronica is a Dream Team Architect with over 13 years of online marketing experience, who helps other online entrepreneurs dial in their human resources to develop phenomenal company cultures and profitable bottom lines. No stranger to the stage, she's a former speaker and trainer for Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, the former Chief of Staff of mega-brand BossBabe, and has been featured in places like Forbes, Inc, HuffPost, and more. In this episode, we cover the specifics of a marketer's role and why it's critical to have an individuated marketer with the correct skills and inherent mindset. You'll learn how Veronica was inspired to provide something that gives the knowledge and support she didn't have while working her way up, plus you'll hear about the priority of psychological safety in the program so that marketers can show up honestly. Listeners also get a detailed breakdown of the five critical pillars that make up the residency's framework, before she eloquently addresses the huge misconception that sales and marketing are the same. While the Rainmaker program is created specifically for online-oriented businesses, if you are a family-owned or brick-and-mortar business, this inspiring conversation has an abundance of valuable information and premises that apply across the marketing field! Thanks for joining and let's jump in!What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest Veronica and how she became a speaker for Tony Robbins.Discussing knowledge as a service and a product beyond formal institutions.Reflections on how learning has shifted.Diving into the Rainmaker Residency and how it creates marketing leaders. What online marketing really is and what a market leader really needs to be doing.The criteria of a visionary versus a marketing rainmaker.How having a creative marketing mindset is not inherent to everyone.Veronica outlines the best size of business that the Rainmaker program is a fit for. The numerous facets that the program will help you with, from training to delegation.What inspired Veronica to make this program.Hear about the five key pillars that make the framework of the course. Some of the issues that could come up and how the comprehensive journey supports these.Who the perfect candidate is, or using the Rainmaker Residency recruiter to find someone. A brief outline of the extensive application process.Hear about Veronica's marketing Avengers team, from metrics coaches to design and project management.Another role she has beyond the program to help visionaries get out of the trenches. What's on her 2022 vision board.Addressing the huge misconception that sales and marketing are the same.Some parting words for anyone on the fence or feeling overwhelmed by online marketing.

    Episode 174: Thinking Differently with Tom Schwab

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 49:40


    Welcome to another episode of the Other Side of Potential. We're glad you joined us! Today we speak with Tom Schwab: entrepreneur, author, and pioneer of podcast interview marketing. As an engineer, a Navy Veteran, and a Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator, Tom thinks differently, and during our conversation, he reveals the mindset that has set him apart. Tom shares his belief that funnels often do more harm than good, and tells us why the best things in life come through conversation. We touch on how connecting via technology differs between generations, how to navigate intergenerational conflict, and unpack the sentiment that content is King, but context is God. You'll learn why Tom believes that digital can never take the place of analog, and how mistakes and glitches can end up working in your favor. You'll hear why relationships are the ultimate currency and what the process of working with Interview Valet entails, before discovering what sets the Interview Valet experience apart from others that are similar. Thanks for tuning in! What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to today's guest, Tom Schwab. What has motivated him to publish his second book, One Conversation Away: A Manifesto for a Rich Life and a Profitable Business.Why he believes that the best things in life come through a conversation, not a funnel.Defining a funnel as an example of a way to engage in tactics before strategy.Where funnels do more harm than good: where customer value and lifetime value is higher.How native digitals and native analogs differ in their relationship to connecting via technology.Navigating intergenerational conflict in family-owned businesses.How practicing curiosity can bring peace.A bit about the content of his book and what motivated him to write it.Why relationships have always been the biggest currency to Tom.What it means to say that 'content is king but context is God.' How mistakes and glitches can end up working in your favor.Why Tom believes that digital can never take the place of analog. Where connections occur: between the meeting space.Tom's advice for people who are in affinity groups: be intentional and take the lead.Why relationships are the ultimate currency.What the process of working with Interview Valet entails.Aspects that differentiate Interview Valet: a focus on results and strategy, rather than random exposure. 

    Episode 173: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 28:43


    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only humanitarian issues. A plethora of proof exists pointing to the fact that workplaces that embrace these three principles are more productive and effective. During today's episode, we discuss why this is a conversation that we can no longer ignore in society or our businesses. Beyond defining these terms, we look at examples of how their implementation plays out financially and systemically. We go on to explore why it can be necessary to overcompensate for one group to level the playing field, and what it means to think of diversity as a benefit rather than an obligation. If you are leading a company, you can create systemic change from the inside. During today's episode, we ask you to look at your company reflectively, and consider what you can do to include people from different backgrounds, offering guidance on how to go create a strategy, form a plan, and equip your team with the tools to implement it. It's a hard conversation, but it's something that has to happen. All this can be distilled into treating everyone with respect and leading with curiosity. Tune into this episode to find a starting point. What you'll learn about in this episode:What it means for a company to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive.Why this is a conversation we can no longer ignore in society or our businesses.A definition for diversity: the degree to which the spectrum is represented.Some of the people groups to be considered within this spectrum: ability or disability, age, ethnicity, gender, language, the LGBTQ+ movement, and military status.How Small Giants define equity as the recognition of systemic barriers.An example of how this works in terms of the construct of how we spend money.Rethinking systems and structures to create another level of equity.What it means to overcompensate for one group of people to create equity.Why inclusivity is important to consider regardless of how you feel about it. How whatever is repressed or oppressed in a system will get louder and louder.Daelynn Moyer's definition for inclusivity: the degree to which a culture embraces or welcomes those of differing privilege.The change of perspective that leads to thinking of diversity as a benefit.What an inclusive space looks and feels like for members of a community or workplace.Why diversity, inclusivity, and equity are so important: it's fundamentally a humanitarian issue.The data-driven proof that more inclusive workspaces are more productive.Statistics that point to the proof that inclusive workplaces are more effective.How rapid change is far faster than you are experiencing. Why it is important to ask what inclusivity looks like in your workplace and how you implement it. How to take a reflective look at how you are doing as a company and what the next steps should be. The next step of implementing DEI: developing a strategy. What the final step entails: having a plan. Providing tools for people to implement DEI in your company to close gaps in the system.Measuring and monitoring your progress.

    Episode 172: The Importance of Vision, Mission, and Values in Your Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 29:09


    Welcome to 2022! To ease into the new year, Dr. Sharon Spano talks to you today about the importance of planning and having a clear vision, mission, and values for your business. Tune in to hear how having a vision for your company can guide you through tough decisions relating to clients and employees, and the benefits of defining a mission for the business, from both the company's and the client's perspectives. Dr. Spano provides some helpful examples and worksheets, and invaluable insight into why hiring a facilitator is key. Find out how to choose the right values for your business, and how to write them, and learn some fun team activities to enhance this process. Finally, Dr. Spano defines the buckets that most businesses should have, the importance of defining goals for each one in different quarters, and what picking a word of the year can do for you!Don't miss out on this must-hear episode, preparing you for business and personal success in 2022!What you'll learn about in this episode:Why you should have spent the fall planning for 2022!The three things you must have in place as a foundation for your business: vision, mission, and values. Why these three things are so crucial to the foundation of your business. The importance of developing your vision, mission, and values: eliminating ambiguity. Why it's beneficial to bring in an outside facilitator to help you move through the planning process. What vision is, and how you should formulate it. The role of the mission statement in developing business. Why choosing your company values is challenging, and why you should use team exercises to enhance the process. The practical aspects of mapping out your year: defining a key initiative. The buckets that make up a business: finance, customer experience, technology, sales and marketing, and a product or service bucket.Why you should spread the goals for each bucket over different quarters. How defining who's responsible for certain tasks can move the needle forward in the company. Why a client avatar is a must-have in every business. The benefits of having a word of the year, both in your personal and professional life.

    Episode 171: Making Memories, Dealing with Toxic People, and Preparing for 2022 During the Holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:30


    Today, Dr. Sharon Spano brings you a short solo cast where she reflects on the past year and helps us prepare for both the holidays and 2022. In this episode, Dr. Spano gives us some insight into what we can expect from the podcast in January and talks about the three zones of ownership, family, and business that we should consider as we plan for 2022. Dr. Spano reminds us that the holidays are about making memories and why this is so important. She talks about the struggles of those who have lost loved ones and how to hold onto those memories at this time of year. She also acknowledges how challenging the holidays can be if you have a difficult or toxic person in your life, before giving us some tips for how to handle conversations with them. Tune in today as we reflect on the challenges we have overcome and get a sneak peek into what we can expect from the podcast in 2022!What you'll learn about in this episode:A thank you to the listeners and guests that we've had over the past three years. The three zones we should consider as we go into the new year: ownership, family, and business.How Dr. Spano is going to go more into the three zones in January to prepare for 2022. Why you should use this time of year to reflect on the past year and what to do differently next year.How the holidays can be challenging if you have a toxic person in your life.The holidays are about making memories and why this is so important.The struggles of those who have lost loved ones and how to hold onto those memories at this time of year. Tactics and strategies of assertive communication to deal with difficult people.An invitation to recommend any experts you feel may be a good fit for the show.What to expect from the conscious community segment next year and why this is so important to Dr. Spano.

    Episode 170: Living an Uncommon and Extraordinary Life with Terry Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 46:56


    We are in a time of great complexity and exhaustion, and many people are feeling as though they're ready to give up. We have seen a tremendous increase in anxiety, depression, and suicide. Today's guest, Terry Tucker, has not only been through a litany of diverse experiences, but he has also been through the ups and downs of life and is uniquely qualified to help us see the other side of potential. Terry believes that no matter what you're going through, there is a way to reinvent who you are. He is convinced that anyone can live a life of significance by being a source of solace, inspiration, and even clarity of purpose to another human being out there.Terry has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a Citadel cadet, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, an undercover narcotics investigator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, an author, and most recently, a cancer warrior. In 2019, Terry started the website, Motivational Check to help others find and lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. He is now also the author of Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles to Living Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life.Tune in to hear how Terry's past experiences have informed his perspective and how he has managed to face cancer and a leg amputation with such positivity. In this episode, we discuss how the principles in his book may help us embrace our next steps in light of the challenges that we're up against as individuals and as a society in these complex times. Don't miss this inspirational episode that provides a roadmap to how you can find and lead your uncommon and extraordinary life! What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to today's guest Terry Tucker and his diverse and interesting resumé.What inspired Terry to write his book Sustainable Excellence and how he went about writing it.How Terry got through the process of having his leg amputated. What sustainable excellence means to Terry. Some of the principles from Terry's book that may help people embrace their next step in light of the challenges they are up against.Thoughts on the importance of mentoring people and helping others reach their full potential. What's in store for Terry next and why he is not afraid of death.Why your job doesn't have to be your purpose.Thoughts on the difference between success and significance. How the COVID pandemic has affected Terry in light of his health struggles. The three Fs: faith, family, and friends that have sustained Terry through his cancer treatment.Thoughts on whether or not some people have a greater propensity to be positive in times of crises than other people. Terry's advice to anyone who might be dealing with a critical life-threatening illness.Terry's final words of advice: everything you need to be successful in life is already inside you.

    Episode 169: Prenups for a Healthy Marriage with Aaron Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 53:41


    Everyone wants to avoid a messy divorce at all costs. If you are a business owner though, this can add a whole extra layer of complications. Many people think that prenups are just for couples with trust issues, what they don't realize is that the right prenuptial agreement can set you up for how you manage your finances during the marriage, avoid a lot of conflict over time, and may even help you to save the marriage altogether.Today we are joined by Aaron Thomas, a Harvard Law School graduate and the owner and founder of Aaron Thomas Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Aaron specializes in family law, where he represents clients in cases of divorce, custody, and child support. Despite his many courtroom successes and a long list of impressive awards, Aaron's proudest achievements are providing quality, empathetic services to his clients, who are often going through one of the toughest periods in their lives. Aaron is also known for his unique approach to pre-marital and post-marital agreements and is a firm believer that a prenup can actually help you stay married. Today he joins us to explain the ramifications of not having a written prenuptial agreement. To find out how marital property differs from separate property, how your business could become marital property without a prenup, how personal debt relates to marital property, and how to structure your accounts to avoid conflict, as well as many other valuable tips, tune in today! Whether you're already married or not, this episode is for you!What you'll learn about in this episode:How planning for his own wedding led Aaron in the direction of prenuptial agreements. Why prenuptial agreements shouldn't only address what happens in a divorce, but how your finances will be handled during the marriage itself.The number one thing engaged couples need to know: the difference between marital property and separate property. How even if you don't have a written prenuptial agreement, you still have a prenuptial agreement based on the jurisdiction that you live in.  How your business could become marital property without a prenup.What a post-nuptial agreement is and why it may be beneficial to you if you are already married.Why unfair divorce settlements are so common. The three principles that Aaron bases his prenuptial agreements on: transparency, communication, and fairness.How you can unknowingly transfer separate property into marital property.  How separate debt relates to marital property. How you should structure your accounts so that a spender and a saver can have a good financial relationship.Other ways that a prenup can help a marriage remain intact. Why Aaron often factors clauses about counseling into a prenuptial agreement. How even if divorce does occur, the prenup helps mitigate some of the impact on the children.Aaron's advice to engaged couples on how to broach the subject of a prenup.

    Episode 168: Understanding Millennials in the Workplace with Michael Lamberti

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 53:49


    Michael Lamberti is an Integral Master Coach in private practice in Toronto, Canada. He works with clients to help them discover and thrive in meaningful work. He began his coaching practice working with millennials in the early stages of building their careers, helping them to gain clarity when entering the workforce.  His expertise has now led him to coaching opportunities with NGOs in the Canadian public service. These are the types of organizations that work to better understand how to engage and support the younger generations of employees. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who entered the world of coaching later on in life as a second career, Michael began his work as a coach at the age of 28, after working in a job he did not care for. Taking the risk and launching into a coaching career at a relatively young age has paid dividends for Michael because of the unique way he can connect with his millennial clientele.  Along with his coaching work, Michael also serves as a content producer and social media strategist for Integral Coaching Canada. He is also a member of the ICC Observer Faculty Team. When not coaching, he practices Zen meditation and Chen-style Practical Method, Taijiquan.What you'll learn about in this episode:Get to know Michael and what inspired him to go into the coaching space.Integral Coaching's framework and what attracted Michael to this specific coaching style.Michael's understanding of what it means to be a millennial.Distinctions between older and younger millennials and the influence of technology on these differences.Why Michael thinks that the characterization of millennials being obsessed with technology is unfair.Michael's experience working in the insurance industry.How millennials view time differently to most of the older generation.What Michael would say to a leader opposing a remote workforce at their company.The importance of businesses having time and geographical flexibility if they want to attract younger generations.There are merits to working in-person if it is intentional and structured.Millenials have to be clearer on what they want and the mentorship they hope for.Trends Michael has noticed with company loyalty as well as the hiring process.Michael's insights into how companies can make recruitment more people-centric.Traits Michael advises family business owners and entrepreneurs to look for in millennials.There is a gap in many interviews in terms of gauging the resilience of a prospective hire.What Michael believes employers should expect from the millennials they hire.Some of the important skills that millennials can gain from the older generation.True mentorship is a mutual and reciprocal exchange rather than a one-sided process.The need to connect with our values and tie meaning into the work we do.Personal and organizational values are unlikely to align perfectly, so be willing to compromise.

    Episode 167: How to Overcome Toxic Relationships in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 19:08


    When we did a previous episode on winning conversations with difficult people, part of what came out of that was a deeper understanding that many of you out there are dealing with toxic relationships in your life, whether it be in your business or personal life. Certainly, we know that these relationships can be even more complicated if you're in a family-owned business. The intention behind conscious community segments, like this one, is the opportunity to help you to explore how to be your highest self. Because we believe that healthy relationships that support what you're about and where you want to go in life are vitally important to this process, we have decided to offer for a very short time, an opportunity to work with Dr. Sharon Spano directly so that you can eliminate the stress and frustration of these toxic relationships in your life.Tuning in today, you'll hear about the intensive we are offering, a breakdown of the objectives it will cover, why this isn't necessarily a ‘you' problem, and how this intensive will free you from sleepless nights and endless internal struggles. If you want the power to take your life back, eliminate the suffering caused by these toxic relationships, and develop an understanding of how to approach messy relationships differently in the future, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:What came out of the episode about winning conversations with difficult people.Information about the opportunity that Dr. Sharon Spano has put together for the new year. What is considered a toxic relationship.Why this isn't necessarily a ‘you' problem.A breakdown of the objectives of the intensive Dr. Spano is offering.The first phases of the intensive: How toxic people think and behave. Phase 2: The elements of a healthy relationship.Phase 3: The three principles of human dynamics that will help you see what patterns of yours and theirs are causing you undue stress and frustration. How to know if this intensive is for you.How to sign up for the intensive.Added resources for those who sign-up.The answers to some of the frequently asked questions Dr. Spano gets about this intensive.What a constellation process is and how it works: a visual representation of what's going on in your unique relational system.The value of the intensive and what is included.

    Episode 166: Family Business and Planning for An Exit with Ahmie Baum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 52:12


    Owning and running a multi-generational family business can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. You want your children and grandchildren to be able to generate the same level of wealth while also leveraging their unique strengths, allowing them to fulfill their potential. But miscommunication and family dynamics can cause unforeseen challenges that are difficult to solve from the inside. It can also be challenging for a founder to relinquish control and prepare the business for new leadership. Here to help us unpack this complicated topic is Ahmie Baum, CEO, and Founder of Interchange Capital Partners. Interchange Capital Partners is a family business that has honed a comprehensive and collaborative process over its 40 years of practice in financial services and is dedicated to helping clients and their families build financial safety nets. In our conversation with Ahmie, we discuss the mechanics and nuances of running a family business as well as the necessity of a well-planned exit strategy to ensure adequate reward for your years of hard work, ingenuity, and dedication. A major part of Ahmie's expertise lies in helping family business owners and entrepreneurs focus on the impact of their business value, and how it will affect their family's personal wealth and legacy.Tuning in you'll hear us cover a host of important elements you should be considering to ensure generational wealth and an effective strategy. Ahmie explains how siloed thinking can happen in business, why it's harmful and breaks down why you need a well-functioning advisory model. He also shares his insights on adequate tax planning and mitigation as well as the unforeseen challenges that can come with a transition into retirement. This episode is jam-packed with critical information that will arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure the longevity of your wealth and an exit strategy that is conducted on your terms. Tune in today to hear it all! What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest Ahmie Bahm.Why you need to be prepared for transition and change in business.Ahmie's early experiences with cold calling as a stockbroker.How Ahmie discovered his affinity for financial planning.Why it's so difficult for people to realize they need an exit plan.Why you need to plan for an exit at least five years in advance.The difference between effective tax preparation and tax planning and mitigation.The types of questions businesses should ask to make sure they're prepared.The role of temperament in working with clients and their exit plan.The trouble with siloed business structures and advisors not communicating.Why you need someone to facilitate communication between your advisors.How to gain clarity and understanding before you take action on your exit plan.A breakdown of a functioning advisory model and why you need one.The four dimensions of family capital: social, financial, intellectual, and human.How to recognize and utilize the other dimensions of capital, separate from financial.How miscommunication and dynamics within a family can affect the family business.The challenges of succession within a family business.Why retirement is often a much more difficult transition than anticipated.How to get in touch with Interchange Capital Partners.

    Episode 165: Why You Should Start Thinking About Exiting Your Business Now with Marvin Storm

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 47:12


    If you're thinking about positioning your business for an eventual exit, then this episode is for you! Since COVID, we hear more and more conversations about, “Is this the right time to exit my business? How do I know if I'm ready? What's the first step?” Well, today's guest, Marvin Storm, has the answers to these questions. In fact, he believes you should start thinking about your exit long before you're ready to sell. Over the course of four decades, Marvin has founded, acquired, scaled, and exited multiple businesses. After exiting his last business, he founded and became the managing director of BxAdvisors. The mission of this company is to assist business owners in maximizing their business value by turning their hard work and dreams into reality via strategically planned exits. Marvin is also the host of Business Exit Stories, a podcast where he interviews merger and acquisition advisors, investment bankers, business brokers, wealth managers, and other transactional professionals to really share and reveal the good, bad, and ugly reality of exiting a business.Tuning in today, you'll hear what Marvin learned from his experiences of exiting businesses, some of the things that entrepreneurs should be thinking about long before they plan their exits, and the four types of buyers and how to position your business for them. To find out how you can double the amount of money that you put in your pocket when you're ready to sell your business, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:What inspired Marvin Storm to leverage his experience to found BxAdvisors. What he learned from his first experience of exiting a business.How he came up with the idea for his podcast. Why so many businesses fail to position themselves in advance for an exit.How people's thinking around exiting a business has changed since COVID. How Marvin's company helps people increase the exit value of their businesses.Some things that entrepreneurs should be thinking about long before they plan their exit.The four types of buyers and how to position your business for the most buyers. The importance of positioning your business to be able to verify what it is doing financially.Some of the mistakes that business owners make when preparing to exit.How Marvin's company helps businesses prepare for the type of buyer they want.How to get Marvin's free report on how to double the amount of money you put into your pocket when you sell your business. What people should be looking for in an expert to help them navigate a business exit.Marvin's book: Pack Your Parachute, coming out next year.

    Episode 164: Living an Uncommon and Extraordinary Life with Terry Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 46:56


    We are in a time of great complexity and exhaustion, and many people are feeling as though they're ready to give up. We have seen a tremendous increase in anxiety, depression, and suicide. Today's guest, Terry Tucker, has not only been through a litany of diverse experiences, but he has also been through the ups and downs of life and is uniquely qualified to help us see the other side of potential. Terry believes that no matter what you're going through, there is a way to reinvent who you are. He is convinced that anyone can live a life of significance by being a source of solace, inspiration, and even clarity of purpose to another human being out there.Terry has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a Citadel cadet, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, an undercover narcotics investigator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, an author, and most recently, a cancer warrior. In 2019, Terry started the website, Motivational Check to help others find and lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. He is now also the author of Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles to Living Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life.Tune in to hear how Terry's past experiences have informed his perspective and how he has managed to face cancer and a leg amputation with such positivity. In this episode, we discuss how the principles in his book may help us embrace our next steps in light of the challenges that we're up against as individuals and as a society in these complex times. Don't miss this inspirational episode that provides a roadmap to how you can find and lead your uncommon and extraordinary life! What you'll learn about in this episode:An introduction to today's guest Terry Tucker and his diverse and interesting resumé.What inspired Terry to write his book Sustainable Excellence and how he went about writing it.How Terry got through the process of having his leg amputated. What sustainable excellence means to Terry. Some of the principles from Terry's book that may help people embrace their next step in light of the challenges they are up against.Thoughts on the importance of mentoring people and helping others reach their full potential. What's in store for Terry next and why he is not afraid of death.Why your job doesn't have to be your purpose.Thoughts on the difference between success and significance. How the COVID pandemic has affected Terry in light of his health struggles. The three Fs: faith, family, and friends that have sustained Terry through his cancer treatment.Thoughts on whether or not some people have a greater propensity to be positive in times of crises than other people. Terry's advice to anyone who might be dealing with a critical life-threatening illness.Terry's final words of advice: everything you need to be successful in life is already inside you.

    Episode 163: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money, and Spend Time Doing What You Want with Joe Sanok

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 53:02


    In his book, Thursday is the New Friday, author Joe Sanok offers exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals, from authors and scholars to business leaders and innovators, create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire. Joe doesn't just write about a four-day workweek, he lives it! Going from working 60-hour weeks to traveling with his family full time in an RV while being even more productive at work, Joe believes that working for yourself in your own business shouldn't have to feel like a job.Joe is also the host of the popular The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month. In today's episode, Joe shares what inspired him to write Thursday is the New Friday and reflects on the history of the seven-day week before diving into the logistics of shifting to a four-day workweek, including the benefits of setting hard and soft boundaries and some of the results he has seen from organizations that have made Thursday the new Friday. We also touch on internal inclinations and sprint types, and Joe leaves listeners with a final piece of advice: use the opportunity that COVID-19 has provided to reinvent what work looks like!With many of you redesigning how you and your workforce show up every day, whether that means remote work or shorter workweeks, you're going to find a lot of value in this conversation. Make sure to tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:What inspired Joe to write this book and why he describes it as a “returning home.”The history of the seven-day week and how COVID is turning the concept of work on its head.Learn more about the logistics and research behind Thursday becoming the new Friday.How Joe engages with clients on a consulting basis to conduct customized time experiments.Joe on what he calls 'internal inclinations' and how they affect productivity: curiosity, an outsider's perspective, and the ability to take action.What allows top leaders to maintain an outsider's perspective, including trying new things.An important question to ask yourself: if I were to start from scratch, would I be doing this?Find out how prioritizing speed over accuracy can help those paralyzed by perfection.Applying the concept of a four-day workweek to creativity and productivity by setting both hard and soft boundaries.Joe shares the premise of The Practice of the Practice Podcast and what he learns from it.Some of the results organizations are seeing as they shift to a four-day workweek, including improved talent retention, productivity, and economic benefits.Find out what the different sprint types are, from time block sprinters to intensive sprinters.Finding variability within the four different sprint types depending on what works for you.Joe shares some final words of wisdom: use this opportunity to reinvent what work looks like.

    Episode 162: High Velocity Marketing and the Power of the Review with Dallin Cottle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 49:16


    The world of digital marketing can be overwhelming and, sometimes, we need an expert to walk alongside us. Dallin Cottle is that expert. After studying political science, Dallin made the leap into the world of digital marketing, applying the same principles of psychology and analysis to develop the knowledge that has made his company, ROAR, so successful. Dallin believes that you can't get business if you aren't getting any attention, and favors a High Velocity Marketing approach, moving at a speed fast enough to take in new information and make changes accordingly. After a slow start with low engagement, the National Air Force's marketing director reached out to Dallin and kickstarted his career with a life changing contract. It was here that he learned the theory of John Boyd's OODA Loop that he developed to help fighter pilots to survive, and applied those principles to marketing.Today, Dallin's ideal clients have come to him organically through his interests, which fall mainly under real estate, fitness, and personal development. He is able to work with a variety of clients, using different creative strategies, because the principles are the same across the board. The ROAR Academy is a big part of the work he does, with a view to upskill people in as little time as possible using various challenges and techniques. Alongside this, he has developed OODA Pro, which he describes as ‘one platform to replace them all', where you can keep track of all your customers, and find the support, structures and tools you need. He considers Yelp and Google reviews to be the most powerful tool for brick-and-mortar and online stores alike, and recommends both OODA and ROAR's 24/7 help desk for anyone looking to establish or further their business's marketing strategy. We hope you join us for some powerful challenges and tips today!What you'll learn about in this episode:What brought today's guest, Dallin Cottle, into the world of digital marketing. How he transitioned from the world of political science into a career in marketing.The story of how he downscaled and started a business from a cushy job as an attorney.Why marketing matters: you can't get business if you aren't getting any attention.What High Velocity Marketing means: moving at a fast enough speed to adapt your strategy.The story of how the National Air Force's marketing director reached out to Dallin.How John Boyd created the OODA Loop to help fighter pilots to survive.A new definition for marketing versus advertising: marketing is everything that's not paid.Why psychographics are as important as demographics for creating a marketing strategy.ROAR Media's approach, always doing an audit of every business first.Who Dallin considers to be his ideal client: real estate, fitness, and personal development.How he is able to work with a variety of clients because the principles are the same.What the biggest challenge to his growth has been: perfectionism.The challenge at ROAR academy where 21 posts are created in 24 hours.Why Dallin introduced the ROAR academy to his business plan.How he came to realize that he needed a more media-driven social media presence.What the process of becoming involved in the ROAR Academy looks like.Reputation as the key element of maintaining his business.OODA Pro: the platform that brings everything together in one place.Why listings and reviews on Google and Yelp are such powerful marketing tools.How ROAR's 24/7 help desk can offer you the marketing support you need.

    Episode 161: Why your Story may be your Business's Most Underrated Asset with Aurora Winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 49:07


    Statistics show that if your product or service is associated with a story, it is 2700% more likely to sell, yet the most common mistake that entrepreneurs and business owners make is that they focus only on their product or service, overlooking the vital importance of communication. Aurora Winter has dedicated her career to helping entrepreneurs convey their stories. Through her Spoken Author Method, she equips people to communicate effectively and turn their words into wealth. Aurora Winter, MBA, is an award-winning, bestselling author, TV producer, media coach, ghostwriter, and successful serial entrepreneur. She is also the creator of the Spoken AuthorTM method and founder of Same Page Publishing.  Aurora's latest book, Turn Words Into Wealth, has been honored with multiple prestigious book awards. Her techniques have helped multiple clients such as A+ Family Dentistry and Tarrnie Williams of Blueprint Reality generate millions of dollars in wealth and venture capital.She joins us today to discuss her Spoken Author method and explains how she equips people to communicate their messages through this process. Tuning in you'll hear about the three steps to effective communication, how neuroscience factors into this method, the importance of keeping your message short, and why you should alternate between stories and emotion, statistics and data. To find out how you can write 8000 words an hour, how to overcome the common stumbling blocks that people come across when writing a book, and what the true value of your story is, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:Get to know Aurora Winter, her impressive career, and many accolades.What led Aurora to transition from television into media and communication for entrepreneurs.The most common mistake that entrepreneurs make when it comes to communication. Statistics that demonstrate the remarkable power of stories to sell products.Different ways that you can communicate your message apart from just through a book. Why communicating your message is not always about selling, but about adding value for your client. How Aurora's techniques helped Tarrnie Williams raise several million dollars in venture capital. How Aurora brings neuroscience into the work she does. Aurora breaks down the three steps to effective communication through an analogy.The importance of keeping your message short and alternating between stories and emotion, statistics and data.  The Spoken Author Method and how Aurora equips people to communicate their messages through this process. The common stumbling blocks that people come across when writing a book. How Aurora trains people to communicate their messaging verbally in front of others. How this process dramatically speeds up the book-writing process and results in other useful media material. The power of Amazon as the world's number three search engine. The example of how A+ Family Dentistry achieved a great deal of success through the Spoken Author Method.Why Aurora favors independent publishing over hybrid and traditional models.Important things to consider before publishing independently. Advice to business owners who are considering communicating their message through this method. 

    Episode 160: The Creativity Mindset with Nir Bashan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:01


    This week we are excited to welcome world-renowned creativity expert, Nir Bashan, founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset and author of The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability, to talk about the integral role that creativity has to play in business. His company, The Creator Mindset, offers a range of services, from conducting workshops, consulting, and coaching, to keynote speeches at conferences and corporate events. Their history boasts a prestigious list of clients, including AT&T, Microsoft, ACE Hardware, The NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision, and JetBlue.In our conversation with Nir, we discuss how a disciplined approach to creativity can reveal innovative solutions for achieving growth and sustainability in any business, whether you're a huge corporation, or still hustling as a solo entrepreneur. Nir has helped countless businesses around the world harness the power of creativity to not only improve profitability, increase sales, and elevate customer service, but also, crucially, to uncover the deeper meaning in their work. Tuning in, you'll hear Nir break down his process by relating the story of a client who owned a pizza franchise, and he unpacks how they were able to elevate the meaning of their company through simple creative exercises. We also hear about Nir's book, The Creativity Mindset, and delve into the two decades he dedicated to establishing a formula that would codify creativity.Nir's approach to creativity is practical and accessible. It allows businesses to balance their technical prowess and dedication to analytics, with creativity, and elevate it through innovation and lateral thinking. Creativity need not be confined to the arts, and we are all attuned to creativity simply through our ability to solve a multitude of problems every day, we just need to learn how to recognize it. To learn more about how you can apply The Creative Mindset to your business, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest, Nir BashanHow Nir came to be interested in creativity and innovation, particularly in the context of business.How Nir came to write The Creator Mindset, a book about the ‘how' of creativity.Nir's definition of creativity and how it applies to business.The creativity and innovation that has occurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.A glimpse into Nir's observations on the creative process.How Nir helped a pizza franchise elevate their thinking through a simple creative process.Why creativity is a discipline, like any other.Nir's approach to finding the balance between generating creativity and identifying feasible ideas.Nir's small but mighty team and how they support companies.Why Nir's business model is structured to empower companies to be self-sufficient.Nir's book, The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability and how to access it.Hear Nir's advice for anyone who is feeling stuck in their business.

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