047 The Non-Profit Path and a Cause Worth Supporting – Brian Russo

Brian Russo is the executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Eye Heart World, which is based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Eye Heart World combats and raises awareness of sex trafficking throughout the United States, as well as providing support and aftercare for victims of that trade. He strongly believes in the ability of nonprofits to create effective change and encourages listeners to apply their skills in that field.

In this episode, Brian explains how nonprofit work is similar to for-profit business, shares what we can do to prevent someone we know from falling into the sex trade, and discusses his favorite success story to come out of Eye Heart World.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:41) – How Brian accidentally stumbled into the nonprofit career path.

(4:08) – What Brian feels are the advantages of the nonprofit sector and what advantages it has over for-profit businesses.

(5:04) – The day-to-day proceedings of starting up and operating a nonprofit.

(6:37) – Dispelling the misconception that nonprofits do not pay their employees well.

(8:15) – The most ideal, in-demand skill set across the board for nonprofits.

(10:24) – Defining what sex trafficking is and debunking some myths about the industry.

(15:57) – What the recovery process is like for victims of sex trafficking and how Eye Heart World is able to help them.

(21:26) – Warning signs we can be aware of in order to prevent someone from being taken into sex trafficking.

(24:48) – Some of Brian’s favorite success stories to come out of Eye Heart World.

(26:55) – Brian plays Rapid Fire and suggests how you can contribute to the fight against sex trafficking.

TWEETABLES:

“You need to know your skill set and pursue opportunities focused in that arena because it can definitely pay off.”

“Really what we do is set them on a path to healing.”

“It’s just crazy to see how much transformation can happen in the course of 14 months.”

“That’s really cool to have our first girl in the program succeed in such a huge way.”

Guest Resources:

Eye Heart World – https://eyeheartworld.org/

Resources:

Foundation List (nonprofit job board) – https://www.foundationlist.org/

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045 Authenticity is the Key to Leadership – Erin Hatzikostas

Erin Hatzikostas is the founder and CEO of b Authentic Inc, which offers several programs promising to train leaders to be authentic, accessible and effective. Prior to launching b Authentic inc, Erin spent 22 years in the corporate world, including serving as the CEO for a large health financial company. Both then and now, she strives to bring honesty and humility to corporate leadership.

In this episode, Erin discusses her lengthy career in the corporate world—including becoming a CEO in her early 40s—and explains why authenticity is making a comeback in leadership.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:09) – Erin breaks down what b Authentic Inc does and how her experiences in the corporate world led her to found it.

(4:38) – Why is being authentic so difficult when you would think it would come naturally and easily?

(5:59) – Erin’s examples of CEOs and leaders who actually do a good job of being authentic.

(7:01) – How Erin was able to become a CEO at such a relatively young age for the profession.

(11:20) – How Erin’s father influenced her adaptive and creative managing style.

(14:28) – Why getting into the right place first is more important than getting into the right role.

(18:21) – Erin’s method for balancing her various roles working up the chain to CEO.

(23:13) – Another, lesser known issue that’s holding women back from excellent in the workplace.

(27:54) – Erin plays Rapid Fire and dishes out her most important piece of advice.

TWEETABLES:

“Until we can get enough role models and give people that permission to be themselves they’re just gonna keep following what they see.”

“My rule is: as soon as you get comfortable, find something that’s gonna make you 50% uncomfortable.”

“Networking isn’t it for me. It’s about connections.”

“Every time I interacted with somebody new, I saw it as an opportunity for a new connection.”

“My angle is really more about giving people permission and changing the job instead of trying to change the people to fit the job.”

Guest Resources:

b Authentic inc homepage – https://www.bauthenticinc.com/

b Authentic inc on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bAuthenticInc/

b Authentic inc on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/b_authentic_inc/

b Authentic inc on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/b-authentic-inc/

Resources:

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044 The World Needs You to Express Your Point of View – Nick J Murphy

A recent chat with friend, fellow author and former guest Josh McLean (Episode 30) got Nick thinking about how a fear of corporate backlash holds us back from being authentic at work and voicing opinions that could lead to great change and show our colleagues who we really are. While it’s true you should speak and act responsibly, and be empathetic to others with your feelings, this doesn’t mean you should stay silent when there’s room for genuine advice and commentary.

In this minisode, Nick discusses the reasonable and unreasonable limits we put on expression at work and impresses why you should take a little risk and show your true colors a little more often.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– Consider if you’ve been filtering your own opinion at work.

– Accepting that there are reasonable limits to opinionated workplace discussion—religion, politics, etc.

– How this kind of self-censorship works against the authenticity you need to get ahead.

– Challenging yourself to speak out a little in the next week and show the people you work with a bit more of the real you.

TWEETABLES:

“It’s an absolute tragedy that we’ve become afraid to express our points of view, especially in a professional context.”

“Those who are willing to be authentic at all times, even when it’s scary, are the ones that will be rewarded.”

“It drives me crazy when I know people have value to add and are afraid to do it.”

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042 Why Reframing Reality is a Useful Skill to Develop

Nick’s book Unboxed: An Unfiltered Guide to Creating a Career on Your Terms, has officially hit the shelves! But unfortunately, its launch day did not go off without a hitch, with Amazon actually linking the Ebook version to the wrong paperback. Luckily, while panic did rear its ugly head, Nick was able to collect himself and make the most of what was ultimately a fairly successful launch day.

In this minisode, Nick discusses the hectic book launch, how he was able to pull himself together, and the important lesson he took away from the day that you can apply in your life.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– What an author proof copy is and why Nick didn’t want his for sale.

– The mindset shift and course of action that allowed Nick to make the most out of his launch day.

– The choice we have to make in these tumultuous moments.

TWEETABLES:

“Your goal, your purpose… are so much more significant than what’s happening to you.”

“Reframe things that are out of your control and try to find the positive spin.”



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041 Gender Inequality at Work – Julie Kratz

Julie Kratz is a leadership trainer, certified master coach, and a certified unconscious bias trainer with an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Following a significant career pivot, she created the Pivot Point process for female leaders to develop their own winning plans. Julie is the author of two books (Pivot Point and One) and is a frequent keynote speaker who promotes gender equality.

In this episode, Julie discusses gender inequality in the universe, the nuances of the “Me Too” movement, and why women need to reach out to their male allies.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:08) – What Julie’s day-to-day work is like and how her career guided her toward creating Pivot Point.

(4:38) – Julie explains why gender equality is so important to have in a workplace environment.

(7:38) – The most significant thing the “Me Too” movement has done to address gender inequality at work.

(12:09) – Finding the best time and place to come forward with “Me Too” stories.

(15:38) – Creating an environment that allows people to come forward with their story without proliferating false accusations.

(20:08) – Why it’s important for women at work to reach out to their male allies.

(24:05) – How Julie defines “ally,” what responsibilities a male ally should have, and why it’s important to have this label.

(27:27) – Strategies women can use to seek out and engage with male allies, and why you should seek out a mentor.

(31:06) – Helpful ways men can initiate an alliance with their female colleagues.

(37:10) – Julie plays Rapid Fire and says who she would go back in time to have a drink with.

TWEETABLES:

“I see my role as just helping people navigate this tough space and figuring out tools that can really work to change things positively.”

“Me Too actually started decades ago… It didn’t have a formal hashtag and social media, but the stories have been everywhere. It’s just now that we’re starting to listen to them.”

“Having a place to share your story and not feel alone is incredible.”

“A good mentor is somebody that’s the future version of you.”

“I promise we learn much more from people who are different from us than people who are just like us.”

LINKS:

Guest Resources:

Pivot Point – https://www.nextpivotpoint.com/

Julie on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliekratz

@nextpivotpoint on Twitter – https://twitter.com/nextpivotpoint

Julie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nextpivotpoint/

Resources:

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040 Quitters Win All the Time – Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

Transform U Podcast with Nick J Murphy

Dr. Lynn Marie Morski holds many titles: she’s a physician in both sports and family medicine, an attorney, and former adjunct law professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A self-described “quitting evangelist,” Lynn Marie is the author of Quitting by Design and host of the Quit Happens podcast.

In this episode, Lynn Marie discusses how a bad job can be both emotionally and physically unhealthy, suggests some ways you can figure out your ideal work day, and attacks the myth that quitting is inherently a “loss.”

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:46) – What Lynn Marie’s average week is like and her belief as to why some New Year’s resolutions are easier to stick with than others.

(5:44) – Why so many people are averse to quitting, even when it’s to their benefit.

(6:48) – The common physical and psychological factors in our jobs push people to want to quit.

(9:39) – Developing a “guidebook” for determining which jobs are best suited for you.

(12:26) – Why journaling is a useful tool for figuring out how well you groove with your career.

(15:22) – Symptoms we can look out for to prevent work stress from having lasting, damaging effects.

(16:51) – Some of the more dangerous methods people use to cope with job stress and dissatisfaction.

(18:54) – Prioritizing what obligations and behaviors to quit without going cold turkey too fast.

(23:02) – Debunking the notion that “winners never quit and quitters never win.”

(24:43) – Lynn Marie elaborates on her belief that quitting is the most underrated and important form of self-care.

(26:20) – How Lynn Marie has crafted an ideal career and life based around her attitude that quitting is the best form of self-care.

(29:50) – Lynn Marie plays Rapid Fire and leaves us with her #1 parting piece of advice.

TWEETABLES:

“I think a lot of people fall for those lies we tell ourselves, and that keeps us stuck.”

“Tune into your intuition, because that’s the first way that you’re gonna know that something is out of alignment.”

“Thank goodness it’s changed to where having a job straight out of college and keeping it for 40 years is not some paradigm to be celebrated anymore.”

“If nothing’s lighting you up, then maybe you should quit some things to make some more space for things that would get you excited.”

“Giving up and quitting are very different things.”

“The real self-care is quitting whatever is bringing you so far out of baseline that you need self-care.”

Guest Resources:

Quitting by Designhttps://quittingbydesign.com/

Quit Happens podcast – https://quittingbydesign.com/quit-happens-podcast/

Make Quit Happen in 2019 – https://quittingbydesign.teachable.com/p/make-quit-happen

Quitopia Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/quitopia/

Resources:

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

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039 Choice is an Action – Nick J Murphy

UNBOXED | Nick J Murphy

Nick’s new book Unboxed: An Unfiltered Guide to Creating a Career on Your Terms is now available on Amazon. To give you an idea of what you can get out of it, Nick is using this episode as an opportunity to share one of the lessons you’ll find between its covers, namely how to go about making a change in your professional life once you’ve realized you feel boxed in and unfulfilled by your current role.

For this first minisode of 2019, Nick walks you through three steps he outlines in his book that will help you figure out what you need to do to make your ideal reality a lived reality.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– Realizing that we all have a choice to make to better our circumstances, even if we’ve been convinced otherwise.

– Understanding your environment, the rules of the game and how what motivates you can change over the course of your career.

– Research your options and figure out who you can seek guidance or support from.

– Actually taking the steps to make tangible changes once you have all the information you need.

TWEETABLES:

“There’s so many more choices than ‘stay’ or ‘go’.”

“Have you taken the first step to creating your reality by actually making a decision?”

“The beginning of creating a new reality is simply bucking the status quo.”


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038 How to Get Where You Want to Be with S.H.I.F.T. Principles – John Hinkle

John Hinkle | Transform U Podcast

John Hinkle is a life/business coach, mastermind leader, and the author of Shift: Moving From Where You Are to the Life You Want. Through his S.H.I.F.T. Principles, he helps the “working worried” and other career-driven people who’ve found themselves stuck in a rut take control of their goals and build a workable life plan.

For this first episode of 2019, John breaks down these SHIFT principles point by point, emphasizing why taking personal ownership is the most important step of all, and provides my listeners with a special offer!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:15) – John lays out the arc his corporate career took, explains why he didn’t find it fulfilling, and what prompted him to make a change.

(4:45) – How he went about switching his career path and building a new business.

(6:54) – What prompted John to come up with his SHIFT Principles and his analogy why people find their careers in a rut.

(11:42) – S: Seek Advice, including John’s tips for how to seek guidance within and beyond your usual network.

(15:02) – H: Honor the Past, and why we should focus not only on our previous successes but our old failures as well.

(18:24) – I: Investigate Options, and don’t be afraid to look for alternative methods of achieving your goals when your planned ones don’t work out.

(22:21) – F: Focus on Purpose, and really consider why you’re pursuing your goals and who will benefit from them.

(26:22) – T: Take Ownership, hands down the most important step in the SHIFT Principles.

(30:23) – Who are the “working worried” and why John thinks they’re the ideal readers for Shift.

(31:56) – John plays Rapid Fire and explains why the memorials for late president George H.W. Bush influenced how he wants to be seen.

(35:32) – John’s special SHIFT Principles offer for Transform U listeners.

TWEETABLES:

“You could have a purpose that is the greatest purpose in the world, but if you don’t take action, if you don’t own it, then nothing matters.”

“Nobody in life has ever succeeded by themselves.”

“Too many entrepreneurs… give up when they hit a roadblock on what they’re trying to achieve in their business.”

“I think our purpose should be something that we can affect in the world around us.”

“There’s a lot of time left for you to achieve everything you want to achieve.”

Guest Resources:

SHIFT Principles – http://www.shiftprinciples.com/

SHIFT Special Offer for Listeners – http://www.shiftprinciples.com/transform/

Shift on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Shift-Moving-Where-Life-Want-ebook/dp/B07GC4HSV7

John on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwhinkle

Resources:

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037 How the Language We Use Drives Our Narrative – Nick J Murphy

Nick J Murphy

The 4-day seminar Nick attended in Nashville last week has him thinking about the importance of language and crafting a narrative for our personal and professional lives. Even if we aren’t actively thinking about the words we use, they can end up influencing how people perceive us and how we perceive ourselves.

In the last minisode of the year, Nick discusses why you need to put conscious effort into both what you say, and how you say it and proposes a holiday challenge you can take him up on.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– How a near-miss with a fellow grocery store customer got Nick thinking about the words we use.

– The way our choice of language can unintentionally rub off on the people we influence.

– Nick’s homework assignment for the holidays: come up with a goal so big that makes you uncomfortable.

TWEETABLES:

“In the absence of a positive narrative, will step a negative one.”

“The language that we choose to use actually defines our narrative and gives shape to who we’re becoming.”


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036 How Self-Awareness Can Guide Us Through Turmoil – Lindsay Ibis

Lindsay Ibis is a fitness and nutrition coach who trains her clients under the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. Lindsay made her way into personal fitness coaching after nearly a decade working for Target’s corporate division and a brief stint as an assistant preschool director.  A self-described “recovering perfectionist,” she holds her work and productivity to only the highest of standards.

In this episode, Lindsay discusses her struggles in the corporate world, how she felt balancing a career and home life,  how her entrepreneurial vocation came in the most unexpected place and why self-awareness is so critical to us all.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:04) – Lindsay takes us down her path through the corporate world, including how a rowing position led to a major internship and how Target taught her about the importance of work-life balance.

(7:27) – Why she’s grateful for her corporate experiences, even for all of the ups and downs.

(11:28) – How Lindsay decided to shake up her corporate job to her advantage,

(16:28) – A summary of the different positions Lindsay held at Target and how she ended up leaving the company.

(19:15) – How Lindsay handled being laid off and moved on from there and what her brief dalliance with childcare was like.

(24:48) – How did this preschool job align with Lindsay’s expectations of the role.

(27:36) – The steps Lindsay took after realizing that childcare direction was not the right fit for her, and how she was ultimately led to the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.

(34:30) – The kinds of activities Lindsay’s fitness work pushes her to do that previously she wouldn’t have engaged with.

(38:24) – Lindsay’s tips for anybody who feels stuck in their current position but can’t quite figure out why.

(39:56) – Lindsay plays Rapid Fire and offers up some advice for younger moms who may be listening.

TWEETABLES:

“It was the first time I felt like in my corporate career that I was truly in a place that aligned with my strengths.”

“I was able to go into the assistant director role with eyes wide open and ears wide open to hear and just learn.”

“I don’t think that we make good decisions in most regards of our life if we don’t know why we’re doing what we’re doing.”

“I don’t know if I’ll be here forever but in this season of life, I’ve found my thing, and it feels pretty awesome.”

“I need something on my own. I can’t be working for a corporation and I can’t be doing it on someone else’s terms.”

“When this coaching opportunity opened, I felt a calling I could not ignore.”

“I plan time for my family first; I plan time for my clients second.”

Guest Resources:

Lindsay on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsay-ibis-3a01294

Lindsay on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lindsayibis/

Lindsay’s Website- https://www.lindsayibis.com

Resources:

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

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