Episode 041: # 1 Motivational Speaker, Jen Croneberger, and the Five Words!

Jen Croneberger has been voted the #1 motivational speaker in the Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C. areas for four straight years! Her inspirational book, These Five Words Are Mine, highlights five core  concepts integral to a successful life. Funny, engaging, and authentic, Jen joins us as today’s 5th Chick, and we’re simply thrilled! Tune in!

 

 

 

 

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Resources for This Show:

Jen Croneberger — Website: http://www.thefivewords.com/
Jen’s Book — These Five Words Are Mine
The Soul Tribe Evolution Project — March 30, 2019. Register here!
Lifting Your Voice: A Women’s Retreat Hosted By: Jen Croneberger and Tracy Davidson. Register here!
Brene Brown — TEDxHouston

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

What’s your five word mantra for success?

Jen Croneberger’s 5 C’s are building blocks for a successful life.

Throw some confetti when you fail; you’ve just learned something!

Show up–For yourself, and others!

Show Notes:

00:25 Jen Croneberger is here! Chief Inspiration Officer, 3x TEDx Speaker, Author, 2015 through 2018 #1 motivational speaker!

03:15 The Five Words origin: Creating a mantra for success

05:00 For athletes, the 5 word mantra was magic.

05:45 Any battle or goal needs focus. Jen discovered a five word mantra solidified focus

06:28 There are 5 C’s at the foundation of everything:

  • Character
  • Communication
  • Choice
  • Courage
  • Confidence

07:20 Building blocks for a successful life resonated from the U.S. Department of Defense to kindergartens.

08:00 “Life is about how we show up everyday.” Jen Croneberger

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08:53 Sports initiated, universally applied.

10:38 Courage and Confidence especially resonate with women.

11:00 “Companies don’t hire robots. We have to remember we’re all human beings.” Jen Croneberger

Companies don't hire robots. We have to remember we're all human beings. ~ Jen Croneberger #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo @JenCroneberger @TracyDavidson Click To Tweet

11:45 How do we get to compassionate leadership?

13:50 The 5 words and the impact on today’s youth.

15:15 Confidence, self-love, being good, along with compassion and empathy, are everything.

17:00 Kristin’s daughter, Karissa, was born into empathy given her brothers’ blindness. Others must be taught empathy.

17:45 What is inclusion and how is belonging different?

18:50 Technology creates separation for kids and we need to get to belonging.

22:30 The transition from youth to adulthood is when the 5 words are needed.

24:00 Anxiety and depression reflect an inability for kids to deal with disappointment.

25:00 Throw some confetti when you fail; you’ve just learned something!

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25:50 As a society, we’re craving connection.

26:40 “It’s our job to show up for each other and ourselves.” Jen Croneberger

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27:00 Brene Brown–Share your whole story with your whole heart and be authentic.

Jen’s upcoming events!!! Click links for more information!

March 30, 2019:  Soul Tribe Evolution Project Summit and Workshop: A day of self-discovery! 

May 11, 2019: Lifting Your Voice with Jen Croneberger and Tracy Davidson!

32:00 And yes, we’re doing a pyramid!!!!!

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Episode 040: Super Chick, Kristin Smedley, and Her Book, “Thriving Blind!”

Super Chick, Kristin Smedley, set out to find inspiration for her two blind sons after being faced with their devastating diagnosis when they were each four months old. Her new book, “Thriving Blind,” does that and more by detailing amazing stories of individuals thriving without sight in a sighted world. Even sighted readers will find themselves empowered by these tales! Tune in as we discuss Kristin’s amazing journey and inspiring new book, available on Amazon!

 

 

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Resources for This Show:

Kristin Smedley – www.kristinsmedley.com
Thriving Blind – The Book!
John Lee Dumas Entrepreneurs on Fire!

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. “Thriving Blind” is a MUST READ!
  2. Even if you self-publish your book, you can sign with a traditional publisher as you own your work.
  3. Make your choices about your life; don’t let life decide for you!
  4. Don’t limit others or yourself based solely on perception!

Show Notes:

Thriving Blind – Stories of real people achieving greatness without sight.

1:10. MFB gives her passionate review on the book.

2:35. Kristin shares her journey from 3rd grade teacher to #1 Release Amazon selling author.

3:32. Passion is what you need to take on something like this!

3:41. “This is the resource that I wish someone had handed to me on diagnosis day 19 and 15 years ago.” Kristin Smedley

5:08 Why choose Amazon as your Platform to self-publish?

5:56. “If you look for the more positive things, they will find you.”

If you look for the more positive things, they will find you. ~ Kristin Smedley #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo Click To Tweet

8:00. Self publishing is great when you do it right. It’s the quickest way to get information out there quickly.

11:38. Even if you self-publish, you can get picked up by larger houses. You own the rights.

12:48. You’ve go to be in it for the long haul. The writing is the easy part! The marketing is on you!

14:52. Outlining your book: Start with the objective? What is it that YOU know that you want your audience to know? What is the PROBLEM you’re trying to solve?

15:32. Tap into your tribe for feedback.

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17:00. Anything that you do is part of YOUR brand.

17:46. John Lee Dumas – Create your avatar. Speak to THEM and stick to them.

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20:40. This book should also be read by Human Resources and Recruiters in every organization.

22:17 “It’s the perception of blindness that’s screwing with the blind community”.

It’s the perception of blindness that’s screwing with the blind community, not blindness itself. ~ Kristin Smedley #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo Click To Tweet

22:30. Kirk Adams, CEO, Foundation for the Blind talks about the his struggle of interviewing as a blind person. The bias is hurting the applicants.

23:24. The sighted world is the problem for the blind community. Discrimination is at the forefront.

24:40. Interviewers should be blindfolded to eliminate bias.

27:07. The  13 people highlighted in the book range from a stay at home dad to a mountain climber.

28:34. “Make your choices about your life, don’t let your life decide what your choices are going to be.”

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34:40. #nosesweating makes a comeback.

35:50. This book not only serves the blind community,but the rest of the world as well on so many levels. Don’t Limit others or OURSELVES.

37:25. The Kristin Smedley factor: Every single chapter ends with the bright side. “You’ve got to find the silver lining “. Kristin’s mom.

38:38. The cover story is a testament of branding. The picture of “the eye”. It’s made from thumbprints of community supporters.

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Episode 039: Bestselling Author, Fran Hauser and “The Myth of the Nice Girl”

“Nice” is a loaded word for women. If you’re too nice, you’re a pushover. If you aren’t nice, you’re the “b”-word. Join the 4 Chicks as superstar author and professed “nice girl,” Fran Hauser, shares her story of success in spite of, or perhaps because of, her determination to be her authentic self and be a “nice” person in her personal and professional lives!


 

Resources for This Show:

Fran Hauser–www.franhauser.com
The Myth of the Nice Girl
Fran Hauser, Twitter & Instagram
Nice Women Finish First When They Ask the Right Questions.“–Forbes Magazine
LinkedIn

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4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. You can be nice and assertive at the same time; you don’t have to choose.
  2. Women, SPEAK UP! Especially when men are in the room!
  3. Know what you’re talking about and OWN your expertise and value.
  4. Be thoughtful about networking and make meetings mutually beneficial.

Show Notes:

00:30 Fran Hauser is here! The Myth of The Nice Girl

02:00 “How can you be so nice and still be successful?”

03:00 Fran’s blog for Forbes: “Nice Women Finish First When They Ask the Right Questions

03:36 There is a happy medium between pushover and bitch.

There is a happy medium between pushover and bitch. Read The Myth of the Nice Girl, by @fran_hauser for more! #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @fran_hauser @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo Click To Tweet

04:00 Timing is everything–the right moment for this book.

05:15 Niceness needs to return to society’s conversation.

05:30 “You can be nice and assertive at the same time; you don’t have to choose.” Fran Hauser

You can be nice and assertive at the same time; you don't have to choose. ~ Fran Hauser #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @fran_hauser @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo Click To Tweet

06:00 You can be both nice and strong.

06:36 The nice girl mindset: empathetic, collaborative, abundance. Just because you win doesn't mean I have to lose. #4ChicksChatting #podcasting #womeninspiringwomen @fran_hauser @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley @maryfbontempo Click To Tweet

07:50 Let’s move away from compartmentalizing labels.

08:55 This book gives women permission to act naturally. We want to be nice.

09:30 Don’t check kindness at the door.

10:00 Taking on a “tough” persona that doesn’t represent you is exhausting; be authentic.

10:30 Confidence emanates from being yourself.

12:15 Women need to speak up when men are in the room.

  • Pick an agenda topic and rehearse your thoughts
  • Have conversation starters to help you speak up–“Building on that….”
  • Take a stand–literally. Stand up if you aren’t being heard.

15:25 Insert yourself intentionally into conversations

16:24 Impostor syndrome–Aaaahhhh!!!! Speak up; what’s the worst that can happen?

19:15 Know what you’re talking about and OWN your expertise and value.

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21:15 Work on your confidence building–it’s a process

23:40 Be intentional about networking–make a list on LinkedIn

25:25 Network ending questions: “How can I help you?” “Is there someone else you think I should meet?”

26:00 Don’t be parasitic–“I want to pick your brain.” Find a way to make a meeting mutually beneficial.

27:35 Fran Hauser is an “angel investor.” Check out her portfolio, here!

29:00 Thank you, Fran Hauser!

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Episode 038: Where Does the Time Go?

Have you ever used the excuse, “I just don’t have enough time…” to do XYZ? With 24 hours in a day, why do we never have enough time? Or is that not it at all? Maybe we have the time, we just don’t wanna do it–whatever “it” is! Tune into the 4 Chicks and listen in as we chat about time–where it goes, why we never have enough, and why we use time as an excuse!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Peter Drucker
Michael Hyatt–Full Focus Planner
Evernote
Mel Robbins
Benjamin Franklin–5 Cool Tips on Time

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4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Don’t manage your time, organize it.
  2. Use 10 minute time bursts to chip away at projects.
  3. If you’re saying you don’t have time, it’s not a priority.
  4. Put your time to the best use, and not where you feel guilty!

Show Notes:

01:00 “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” Peter Drucker

01:36 Re-organizing time instead of managing is the ticket.

02:00 Three Drucker tips:

  • Recording time
  • Diagnose or Analyze time
  • Consolidate your time

02:45 Does time blocking work?

03:30 Is not managing all of our time really a problem?

03:45 Robyn needs lists

04:10 “Squirrel!”

04:28 Do the small stuff first allotting 10-minute intervals

05:45 Less time makes MFB more productive

07:25 Use time while exercising to do your social media

08:30 Michael Hyatt–Full Focus Planner

10:00 John Lee Dumas uses Evernote

10:50 Kids change the time equation

12:37 Whatever you’re doing, be there; be present.

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13:00 Multi-tasking makes us up to 40% LESS effective!

14:00 Mel Robbins: Don’t use busy as a badge. What’s REALLY important to you?

15:10 Be flexible with your time–What’s important TODAY?

17:05 If you’re saying you don’t have time, it’s not a priority for you. It’s okay to move on.

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18:00 If Game of Thrones is your version of self-care, go for it!

19:45 What is filling your time that doesn’t need to be filling our time?

20:00 Kristin gets the family on board to get stuff done!

21:15 Our arbitrary deadlines should be flexible. Put your time to the best use, and not where you feel guilty!

22:20 Be open to your interruptions, because there’s a reason.

23:00 What if you really don’t have time? Consider hiring help or bartering services.

23:45 Use your time to work YOUR brilliance and hire help for the rest.

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27:23 “You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin

28:30 Squirrel Brain Roundup!

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Episode 037: A Chick Chat with Superstar Coach and Entrepreneur, Stefanie Gass!

Did you ever meet someone who exudes energy, positivity and just really cool stuff? That’s Stefanie Gass, builder of businesses, motivator and coach who wants to get you over the goal line! Stef joins us as our 5th chick today, and it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Stefanie Gass–Our amazing 5th Chick!
PROMO!!!!!  https://30growthhacks.gr8.com/  Check out Stef’s tips to grow your following!!!
www.stefaniegass.com
The Mompreneur Mastermind Show
Courses and Resources

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4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Your passion should align with your brand and vision.
  2. Find your biggest obstacle and GET OVER IT!
  3. Have patience with yourself and your process.
  4. Always, always, keep it real!

Show Notes:

1:53 Stefanie shares what led her to coaching:

Started in Network Marketing

“Overnight Success is not really OVERNIGHT Success”

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Sometimes you have to leap into the unknown!

5:33 MFB relates to her own experience as there “being another force” that guides you to where you’re meant to be.

6:02 “Do the next right thing”

7:16   One of Kristin’s favorite quotes from Stef: “If God calls us to the task, then he will qualify us for the job”

If God calls us to the task, then he will qualify us for the job~Stefanie Gass #engage #excite #empower #4chickschatting #women #womeninbusiness #entrepreneur #womenleaders #inspire #motivation @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc… Click To Tweet

8:30   We are given gifts and the passion to do what we do

9:49   Why your passions should align with your brand & vision

11:12 Is this ALL you can do or are you holding yourself back too much?

1!30   Money follows passion

13:13 Kathy decides to leave the Podcast to follow her dream of becoming……..?

13:38 What are ways to “monetize” our passion?

14:01 Stefanie shows us ‘Live” what a working Mompreneur really means

17:00 Stefanie shares her 3 tiers of aligning your passion and creating value–specifically online

19:00 Ever stare at a program, get scared and tried and hide from it?

21:00 What’s the biggest obstacle to get over?

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22:19 Have patience with the process

23:39   Just SHOW UP –today can be the today

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24:07   What’s Stef’s secret to getting it all done?

28:00   Kristin has a new bestie!

30:00   Prioritizing doesn’t have to be a dirty word!

31:11   Kathy reminds us to ‘put our own mask on first’

33:33 Steph’s tips when you’re starting a new business

36:00 What’s the #1 way to sell stuff online?

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Episode 036: Hey Girl, Let Me Fix Your Crown!

Have you ever heard the expression, “Real queens fix each other’s crowns?” Well, it’s a mantra for the 4 Chicks. And, lucky for us, it’s a mantra embraced by some wonderful, amazing, giving women who have reached out to help us on our journey, lifting us up by their generosity, smarts and kindness. Tune in as we celebrate some fabulous queens who have fixed our crowns!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Soraya Chemaly
Stefanie Gass
Fran Hauser
Rachel Whynot
Bob Burg
Mel Robbins

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Real queens fix each other’s crowns!
  2. Reach out and grab yourself a mentor.
  3. Build relationships through social.
  4. Mentoring allows you to reaffirm your own value.

Show Notes:

00:40 Our 4 Chicks plus one shows–How lucky are we?!

01:00 Other women are lifting us up.

01:30 Real queens fix each other’s crowns.

02:30 Kathy shares her story of a woman who gave her an early break!

03:59 Mentors see the potential before we do.

Mentors see the potential before we do. Grab yourself a mentor! #engage #excite #empower #4chickschatting #women #womeninbusiness #entrepreneur #womenleaders #inspire #motivation @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley… Click To Tweet

04:15 Soraya Chemaly, Fran Hauser, Stefanie Gass & Rachel Whynot–queens who have helped the 4 Chicks!

05:50 We keep it simple & just reach out. Take the step, make the call, do the ask!

Keep it simple and reach out. Take the step, make the call, do the ask! #engage #excite #empower #4chickschatting #women #womeninbusiness #entrepreneur #womenleaders #inspire #motivation @rgrahamphotos @kmmdisc @kristinsmedley… Click To Tweet

06:45 Create relationships through social media.

08:30 Social media takes the pain out of the cold-call reach.

09:50 Ask for the mentor who is a step above; they’ll never judge you.

12:20 Being a mentor is a gift to the mentor, too.

13:00 Mentoring allows you to reaffirm your own value.

13:47 Be a giver–Bob Burg

14:35 Whose team can you be on? Michael Smedley

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16:41 Our mentors have been totally authentic; they’re just people, too!

18:00 Stefanie Gass keeps it real!

19:15 LinkedIn is a power platform to connect!

20:10 Every “No” brings you closer to a “YES!”

20:30 Squirrel Brain Roundup

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Episode 035: Finding Your Inner “Freedompreneur” with Rachel Whynot!

What does “freedom” mean to you? And how can we find freedom within our work lives and live the life we want? Tune into the 4 Chick as we chat with “Freedompreneur” Founder, Rachel Whynot!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Rachel Whynot:
Website: www.rachelwhynot.com
Instagram: Iamrachelwhynot
Tyler McCall

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4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Join the online revolution!
  2. Build your systems–get the engine running
  3. Instagram is the #1 platform form engagement
  4. People buy people, not products

Show Notes:

00:33 Meet Rachel Whynot of Founder Freedom Freedompreneurys

01:50 Live and work freely by building an online business–work from anywhere

03:34 #1 tool is the online webinar

04:00 Turning your passion and expertise into an online business

05:10 “If you’re not online right now, you are missing the wave”!

If you're not online right now, you are missing the wave! ~ Thank you, Rachel Whynot! Tune into 4 Chicks Chatting !#engage #excite #empower #4chickschatting #women #womeninbusiness #entrepreneur #womenleaders #inspire #motivation… Click To Tweet

05:30 Content? Systems? What should you do?

05:50 “People won’t buy if they’re confused. Clarify your message.”

People won't buy if they're confused. Clarify your message. More from Rachel Whynot! Tune into 4 Chicks Chatting !#engage #excite #empower #4chickschatting #women #womeninbusiness #entrepreneur #womenleaders #inspire #motivation… Click To Tweet

07:20 Check out Rachel’s 6 month online accelerator program!

08:46 Can any business monetize online?

11:15 Build it, scale it online, saving you time and money.

14:23 Even a service business needs to be built with nuts and bolts.

15:45 Build the engine in terms of systems and the business grows

16:45 Entrepreneurship is different from corporate–many unknowns.

18:10 Rachel tests all systems before passing into to clients–results driven learning.

20:00 Instagram #1 engagement platform on social

20:20 “People buy people, not products.”

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21:00 It’s about like, know and trust.

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21:45 Engage with followers and they’re already sold.

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22:20 How to sell without selling.

23:30 Rachel has a targeted Instagram growth service.

24:30 Tyler McCall–an Instagram guru, too!

26:20 Use a remote team and Get a Facebook expert for Facebook ads.

27:00 Zoom!

28:35 Check out Rachel’s Free Masterclass Training and Rachel’s podcast!

29:30 Squirrel Brain Roundup!

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Episode 034: 8 Before 8 for the Win!

It’s a given that being up and productive early in the morning can get your day off to a great start.  But what does that mean, particularly if you don’t feel like a morning person? Tune in today as the 4 Chicks discover 8 easy steps to do before 8 AM to get you motivated and moving! Oh, and don’t forget the coffee!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Benjamin Hardy: 8 Things Every Person Should do Before 8 AM
Mel Robbins
John Lee Dumas
Mala beads
Michael Hyatt–Full Focus Planner

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Get your 7+ hours of sleep and DO NOT HIT SNOOZE!
  2. Set intentions for your day through prayer, meditation and journaling.
  3. Have COURAGE for 20 seconds a day and change your life!
  4. Exercise your WILLPOWER and do the hard stuff early!

Show Notes:

1:10  8 Habits to adopt before 8 AM–Benjamin Hardy 

  1. Get 7 PLUS hours of sleep
  2. Prayer & Meditation
  3. Write in Your Journal
  4. Physical Activity
  5. Act Courageous — MFB’s favorite
  6. Listen to, and/or read uplifting content
  7. Do ONE thing toward your long term goals
  8. Invest in your KEY relationships

1:58  Mel Robbins: Do not hit SNOOZE! Is it the devil?

2:57  How much sleep do YOU need?

3:20  Robyn: How does lack of sleep affect your creativity?

4:30  Do you find yourself of a night person when you have kiddos?

5:10  Kristin is a MORNING MANIAC

5:35  What does John Lee Dumas do to stay awake and alert?

7:00  Mediating is hard for MaryFran & Kathy. Kristin uses Mala beads with her Intention –LIFE CHANGER

8:10  Mindset Reset –Mel Robbins

9:30  Written intentions are more likely to happen

10:40 What’s your exercise routine? Can you multitask?

12:45 Exercise is Robyn’s therapy

13:36 Being courageous 20 seconds a day can be a life CHANGER
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Hit publish
Make the phone call

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15:15 Stop waiting till everything is perfect. Are we too afraid of being judged?

16:50 “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”  Mark Twain 

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18:03 Does People magazine count as educational?

18:40  Kathy doesn’t work for Lifetime, but she should. Take time to rest your brain

21:03  Willpower is like a muscle that depletes when not exercised. Do the HARD stuff first thing in the morning.

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21:30  Kristin uses the Michael Hyatt 90 day Planner 

22:33  Make the investment in your KEY relationships – professional and personal

24:00 What is Kathy doing at 11:30pm?!

24:15 Squirrel Brain Roundup!

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Episode 033: Author Soraya Chemaly and Rage Becomes Her

Best-selling author of Rage Becomes Her, Soraya Chemaly knows something about anger. From a tale about her mother furiously, but privately, smashing plates, to an analysis of the influence of gender and political roles and the power of women’s rage, Soraya provides a thought-provoking look at how to use anger as a force for change, and what we can do to ensure we’re less angry in the future. This is a don’t miss show with the 4 Chicks and special guest, Soraya Chemaly!

 

 

Soraya Chemaly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Soraya Chemaly: Rage Becomes Her
The Women’s Media Center Speech Project

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs, courtesy of Soraya Chemaly:

  1. “There is a cadence to the work of change that requires us to step back and step forward. We need to be aware of that.”
  2. Don’t re-create the wheel for change. Build on the work started by others and give them their due.  “This newfound articulation should be used in support of their experience and work.”
  3. “Just grow good people. There’s nothing about manners that has to be gendered.”
  4. “The same way girls are supposed to tame their hair & cross their legs, they’re supposed to bite their tongues and swallow their words. We have to stop that.”

Show Notes:

00:41 Introducing Soraya Chemaly

01:29 Rage Becomes Her–Title makes a negative emotion powerful & almost attractive.

03:00 How did you come to write this book?

03:57 Gender inequality, shock & despair around election become propellants.

04:39 Using the lens of anger to examine social, political and personal issues.

05:50 The perfect time to discuss anger because we’re collectively pissed off!

06:29 We’re “allowed” to be publicly enraged in times of political tumult, then expected to resume our nurturing roles, leaving the serious business to men.

08:30 How do we make this moment last for permanent change without just sounding like the current angry mob?

09:00 Political activity plus an awareness that the work is exhausting and a marathon helps further the cause. “There is a cadence to the work of change that requires us to step back and step forward. We need to be aware of that.”

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10:15 Don’t recreate the wheel. Build on the work started by others. “This newfound articulation should be used in support of their experience and work.”

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11:29 Why are we as women only now paying attention to women of color? White women need to show support.

12:41 Listening is key.

12:54 How do we not feel personally indicted?

13:50 Status divides us; listening can unite us.

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16:50 Conversation shouldn’t end when the election is over.

18:20 Is the glass ceiling a thick wall of sludgey testosterone?

19:48 “Let’s get boys saying, ‘My god, I really admire that WOMAN. I want to be like that woman.'”

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22:45 Kids see women as authorities until they’re around seven. Representation in media and technology will change the narrative.

25:50 Women need to claim the power to change our minds without being viewed as irrational.

26:50 Dismissiveness  starts at home, when your family ignores you the first 15 times you say something and then asks, “Why are you yelling?” after the 16th!

28:00 The twin devils of Denial & Silencing

31:50 Permission to say, “Oh, I’m angry.” It’s that simple.

32:00 The recovering Catholics note how religious institutions ritually silence women. Says Soraya, “That’s just dumb.” She’s right.

34:16 Guilt, shame and the difference between men and women.

35:15 Women can use our power as nurturers to “Just grow good people. There’s nothing about manners that has to be gendered.”~Soraya Chemaly

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37:00 “The same way girls are supposed to tame their hair & cross their legs, they’re supposed to bite their tongues and swallow their words. We have to stop that.”~Soraya Chemaly

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38:00 Let’s hold our institutions accountable for teaching emotional competence.

Thank you, Soraya, for this brilliant conversation!

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Episode 032: I Hereby Resolve to…What?

Yes, it’s a New Year, which means we set all kinds of goals, some possible, some not, to be better, kinder (eh, maybe), more productive, etc., etc. Tune in to hear what the 4 Chicks think of the resolution thing and what we’re doing about it!

 

 

Resources for This Show:

Michael Hyatt Full Focus Planner
Natalie Mac Neil–She Takes on the World/Conquer Club
Nick Foles–Philadelphia Eagles

4 Chicks Brilliance Bombs:

  1. Just make the next right decision.
  2. Find out what works for you.
  3. Be Bold and Fearless.
  4. Don’t punish yourself; life will do that enough!

Show Notes:

00:50 Resolutions: Kathy makes ’em and brakes ’em!

01:08 MFB scales back & tries to be have less guilt.

02:14 Kristin loves resolutions & Setting Extraordinary Expectations!

03:19 Aaaaahhhh!!! The Plank Challenge!

04:15 BSR prefers yearly goals.

05:16 Kathy asks, “What works for you?”

06:15 Vision board helped Kristin move towards goals.

06:40 Write it down!

07:50 Make the next decision to lead you forward.

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09:26 Michael Hyattt’s 90-day planner

09:45 Natalie MacNeil‘s 2-week sprints & the Conquer Club

11:30 Mommy Reboot says, “This is my last year of tolerating less than I deserve!

11:55 Get a mantra.

12:20 Nick Foles prays to live boldly & fearlessly in the moment.

13:16 Waiting out the seasons–have patience and observe

14:38 Be ready even if you’re not on the front line.

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14:55 Word of the year for Kathy–Transformation

16:00 Don’t worry about the “thing” of the moment.

16:30 Kristin’s word–Extraordinary! Outside of what others’ expect.

18:50 Self-care–Allow yourself to walk away

20:00 Build your escapes into your self-care.

20:51 Ellen by April!

21:15 Squirrel Brain Roundup!

22:50 Don’t punish yourself; reward yourself whenever you can!

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