Episode 011: Time to Talk “Dirty Words!”

This week the chicks tackle “Dirty Words,” and it’s not what you might think! Join us and clean up your self-talk!

00:30 We’re highlighting MFB and The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words!

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01:06 MFB’s inspiration came from dark place in her life

01:45 Words mean different things to women than they mean to other people.

02:50 “Balance” sets Krsitin off!

03:20 Kristin’s life of balance is imbalance–somehow, it works!

04:00 Balance is plate spinning!

04:40 Everyone’s balance is unique to them

05:20 Balance is a family affair.

07:00 Kathy’s “dirty word” is RELAX!

07:36 “Relax” means exactly the opposite

08:57 “Relax,” but do all of my stuff for me!

09:50 Kathy says, “Put your own mask on before assisting others!”

10:18 Done is better than perfect.

10:48 Reclaim what the word “Relax” really means!

11:24 I am not responsible for all of your stuff.

11:52 We do have to own our crazy.

12:05 Sometimes you need to lower your expectations enough to trip over them!

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12:48 Pretty much anything we DON’T do isn’t going to end the world.

13:59 Suzy Welch and the 10-10-10 Rule

14:50 Robyn’s dirty word–NO–packs a punch!

15:29 Save yourself and say, “No,” with confidence.

15:54 “No,” is a complete sentence.

16:50 We should protect ourselves with “No.”

17:50 “Guilt” is a universal dirty word.

18:35 Selectivity is a necessary part of growth.

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19:17 If there’s no benefit to you, it’s okay to say, “No.”

2030 Everyone has “Dirty Words.”

20:50 Become who you want to be, not who you were!

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Episode 010: Thou Shalt Be Conspicuous

Today the 4 chicks discuss NOT fearing standing out. Huh? Yep, stand out. We are all for it! Attract attention to attract opportunity. Listen in to see how each of the chicks struggled with this and overcame their insecurities.

00:52 Women are supposed to fade into the background as we get older. Hell, no!

01:22 It’s okay to be conspicuous and wear the red high heels!

01:55 When you attract attention, you attract opportunity.

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02:10 Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

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02:35 Make sure your message is worthy of being looked at. You have to deliver the goods!

03:20 When you’re not comfortable with attention, then what?

04:00 What if you like your safety zone?

04:28 The “V” word–Vulnerability

05:48 There are gonna be haters.

06:30 For Kristin, it’s about being Motivated, Energized and Dedicated.

07:09 Social media lets you craft your message for a bit more control

08:20 Dr. Robert Rohm says, your strengths should carry you, but your blind spots should concern you.

09:50 She’s bragging! Oh no!

10:15 “Brag” about others’ success and link back to your own.

11:15 Conspicuous doesn’t mean “showiness.” It’s about being open to connecting.

11:50 Networking can be exhausting, but it’s a necessary evil.

14:10 Have a wing-man at your side, or look for a smiling face, and practice before networking.

14:50 Get out there, even if your nose is sweating!

15:58 For Kristin, the goals for her kids became the motivation to take the baby steps and be conspicuous. Oh, and again, PRACTICE!

17:20 Making the effort is short-term pain for long-term gain!

18:00 Squirrel Brain Roundup! Attract attention–attract opportunity!

18:19 Break up with your comfort zone.

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18:25 Let your goals be the motivation to get you moving.

18:40 Embrace fear & vulnerability and let them lead you!

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Episode 009: Why the Fork Not?

Today, our 4 Chicks are chatting about going for it—whatever “it” may be, even if you don’t really know what the heck you’re doing. There are a million reasons not to do any given thing, but we don’t think you should let that stop you. We didn’t. The next time you want to try something, ask yourself, “Why the fork not?”

00.50  Leaping over the hurdles.

01.20  Mary Fran needs to get out more.

02:47  You don’t know what’s inside you until you try.

03:15  What happens when you’re forced to leap?

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04:15  Tell me I can’t and see what happens

05:10  Robyn takes an unusual leap.

06:30  Why do people discount their abilities?

07:27  Don’t stay in your safe place.

09:00  You’ve got to talk to Kathy Marcino

10:12  Build a team

10:45  Your tribe sees your potential and potential pitfalls

12:24  A podcast starts with a text.

14:18  Support is available only with vulnerability.

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15:30  Let others be part of your process

15:50  How the 4 Chicks got started

17:20  Seth Godin says, You Just gotta ship.

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17:33  “Done is better than perfect.”

18:29  We found out together that anything is possible.

19:50  Squirrel Brain Roundup.

That’s a wrap for Episode 9.  To learn more about the 4 Chicks hop on over to our website and don’t forget to grab your “Create your own Chick Chat” cheat sheet. To chat with the 4 Chicks find us on that social thing: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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Being a Badass–Words of Wisdom From Jen Sincero

How do you tap into your inner Badass? Today the 4 chicks go all kinds of fangirl about a fave Chick, Jen Sincero, and her Badass movement.

01:00 Jen Sincero–You Are a Badass

02:00 Kathy loves, “Be in the moment, be in the present, & stop dissecting the lives of idiots.” –Jen Sincero

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02:54 Stop making things that don’t matter, matter!

03:15 A no-nonsense, knock it off, kind of gal!

03:45 Cutting through the “New-Agey” stuff to make it relatable

04:20 Don’t doubt your greatness.

05:15 Move away from the labels!

06:00 “Comparison is the fastest way to take all the fun out of life.” Robyn’s favorite!

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06:50 Life is a progression of labels.

08:18 Refuse to accept negativity!

09:00 Sometimes those closest to you can’t support your changes.

10:50 You Are a Badass at Making Money!

11:15 Are you scared of money?

12:36 Yes, money can change you–for the better!

13:00 “Kathleen, you have champagne taste and a beer pocketbook!”

13:30 Kristin shifts her mindset!

14:00 “The walls of your comfort zone are lovingly decorated with your favorite excuses.” –Jen Sincero

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14:35 It can’t be about spite.

15:00 You can have money and still be “good.”

15:40 Now, here’s how you do it!

16:15 MFB hangs onto her misery.

16:50 “You can’t see the silver lining through victim goggles.” –Jen Sincero

18:00 “Doubt is like the little string you tug on that unravels the whole sweater.” –Jen Sincero

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19:00 Victim mentality makes you unravel.

19:22 Lisa Nichols–another 4 Chicks Badass favorite!

21:00 Jen Sincero is coming! Find out when!!!

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Episode 7: Bob Burg and The Go-Giver Influencer

Ever notice how some folks only think, “What’s in it for me?” Not Bob Burg. Today, the 4 Chicks talk about one of our favorite authors and his giving philosophy, and the launch of Bob’s and John David Mann’s new book, “The Go-Giver Influencer.” To Bob, giving is the key to all success, a belief we 4 Chicks hold dear! Join us and pick up Bob Burg and John David Mann’s new book today!

00.20 Celebrating Bob Burg

00:50 The Go-Giver Influencer drops today

01:20 Bob Burg—“The single greatest ‘people skill’ is a highly developed and authentic interest in the ‘other’ person.”

01:42 Everything is built on relationships—respond to your followers!

02:40 Bob lives concept of authentic interest in others & turns social media into legitimate relationships

03:49 Essence of influence is the pull instead of the push; it’s attraction

04:30 Influencers bring value to others in terms of what they see as value, not what you see as value. @BobBurb @JohnDavidMann #TheGoGiverInfluencer #influencer #podcast #4chickschatting #inspiration #womeninbusiness #womenempowerment Click To Tweet

05:30 Give to your field before you ask—giving creates the return

06:10 Value is in the eye of the beholder—not your eye!

06:20 Listen emotionally and try to tap into the emotions of the other.

06:56 Go-Givers Sell More. How do we add value to the customer? Provide your entire self.

07:40 Can’t be successful in sales without relationships

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08:30 Money echoes value–what do they want?

09:00 Didn’t make the sale the first time? Give and it comes back.

10:50 Five Pillars of Selling: Excellence, Consistency, Attention, Empathy, Appreciation

11:50 Help everybody to build your network and brand

12:30 Excellence—Bring your a-game and deliver excellence.

13:35 Your “stuff” needs to be worth something!

14:45 Be unique and authentic, but see the value in yourself first

15:20 Why are you offering what you do? Find your fuel to find your authenticity.

16:35 What to do when you feel inauthentic?

17:20 Keep coming back to helping others to discover your strengths.

18:25 Kristin raised her special needs kids to be givers. Charisma from being a giver makes you unique.

19:35 “Living with generosity creates a swelling tide that raises all ships. Not just yours, not just the other person’s, but everyone’s.” Bob Burg

20:10 Everybody has the potential to be an influencer. Give and the ships will all rise!

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That’s a wrap for Episode 7.  To learn more about the 4 Chicks hop on over to our website and don’t forget to grab your “Create your own Chick Chat” cheat sheet. To chat with the 4 Chicks find us on that social thing: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

Sometimes with us, it’s about food, but in this case, it’s about the dream guests we’d invite to a dinner party if we could. Are they inspirational? Fun? Sexy? (Wait, that’s for dessert.) Who would you invite to dinner if you could? Join us and let’s eat!

0:26 Who would be your dream dinner guest?

1:21 Kristin’s pick: Brene’ BrownDaring Greatly

2:33 Starting something new? Start hanging with others who know your business (MFB “air quotes”)

3:28 STOP listening to criticism! Get in the ring

3:48 Kathy’s pick: OPRAH!

6:29 Robyn’s pick: Ellen DeGeneres

6:58 “Here are the values Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” Ellen DeGeneres

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8:13 Fanning the flame

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8:57 Mary Fran’s pick? Author Anne Lamott

9:33 “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” Anne Lamott

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11:16 Fun is at the heart of it

11:33 Brene’ Brown – highlight from PA Conference for Women 2017

12:50 Robyn shares some family dinner history

14:53 Beer, wine or sparkling cider?

15:52 Would we even make it to the table to eat?

17:05 How these guests have impacted the Chicks

18:01 Self-acceptance

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18:45 Kristin shares a quote–You have to be in self love to share love.

19:41 No dream is too big

20:17 Who’s coming for dessert?

Kristin: Michael Buble

Kathy: Billy Brown, Nate from “How to Get Away with Murder” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0113117/

Robyn: Idris Elba http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252961/

Mary Fran: Denzel http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000243/

That’s a wrap for Episode 6.  To learn more about the 4 Chicks hop on over to our website and don’t forget to grab your “Create your own Chick Chat” cheat sheet. To chat with the 4 Chicks find us on that social thing: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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Confession’s at 4; We’re Live at 5!

Join the 4 Chicks as they proclaim the benefits of irreverence, both as stress reliever, and a connector to other human-types. We aren’t talking disrespect, here, that’s a whole ‘nuther thing, and it’s not a good one. But sometimes, a bit of irreverent humor can highlight your humanity, and that’s a good thing!

1:11 Benefits of being incorrect and authentic

2:18 Being relatable

3:15 Kristin’s son sums it all up

3:45 Show the thought bubbles and make the connection

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4:18 #temperofahornet

4:57 Irreverence is humanizing

5:15 Know & trust your audience

6:30 Kristin shares how adopting another’s persona was – epic fail

8:08 Release yourself from the GUILT

8:19 There IS a difference between irreverence and disrespect

9:25 Did the emperor really wear clothes? Or was it Johnny Depp?

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11:36 Is social media making us disrespect the “norm?”

12:15 Leave your filter in the car

13:56 What’s your verbal release?

14:18 Robyn gives it the “old heave ho!”

15:17 Kathy gets her mojo back

17:05 It’s not always verbal

18:03 Customers need to learn, like & trust you. Authenticity helps

18:46 Kristin shows she’s a fan and relaxes the audience

20:14 Tell your customers you feel the same way

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Episode 4: Stalking is a Full-Time Job

Today, it’s about social media—blessing and curse. Who are we trying to be? Who are we trying to emulate? How much time should we spend, and where should we spend it on social media when we have businesses to run, families to take care of, and, well, a life? Join us as we try to figure it out and tell you what’s worked for us!

00:30 Social media—a necessary evil

02:00 It’s all smoke and mirrors—everybody has a train wreck

03:33 Are they really that perfect?

04:20 Kristin’s goal—Changing the perspective of blindness on social media

04:50 Why share the pain?

05:24 Fake it ‘til you make it

06:27 How do you want people to think of you?

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07:20 Pick your platforms

07:54 Saturation and too much noise

08:20 Don’t assault your market

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09:00 Is it “free” marketing if it’s a time-suck?

09:40 Sharing makes it easy

10:30 Do what time allows and let it evolve

11:21 Infographics

11:50 Vary platforms

12:30 Don’t reinvent the wheel

13:00 Text on images—Canva, Wordswag, Videoshop, Markup (on your iphone)

13:30 Buffer and Hootsuite

14:31 Don’t bore your audience

14:45 Kristin connects through a Twitter chat and Linkedin posts with Madalyn Sklar

15:54 Engage with those with a larger audience

16:27 Linkedin long posts

17:06 Lead them home to your website & backlinks

18:34 Do a video and share

19:20 Social can’t be your full-time job

19:29 Squirrel brain roundup

20:10 Let the smart people guide you

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Episode 3: My Rules Are Making Me Miserable

Today, the 4 Chicks Chat about the rules we impose on ourselves. Are they necessary? Helpful? Why do we do it, and what can we do when the rules make us miserable? Join us and let us know what you think!


00:37  Kathy feels guilty and makes up a bunch of rules

01:37  Rules become limitations

02:00  Stop “Shoulding” Thyself

03:00  Women’s roles had rules

04:33  1955 Good Housewife Guidebook   https://www.littlethings.com/1950s-good-housewife-guide/

05:25  I’m gonna play “Go Fish”

05:48  Sometimes, a mirror is going to break

07:17  Kristin needs a process

09:40  Others have their rules, too

10:25  During a crisis, only the basics apply

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12:44  Pivot!

13:45  Set Extraordinary Expectations

15:04  Don’t let rules turn into limitations

16:40  We have to give ourselves mercy

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16:53  Breaking rules can be fun

17:20  Let it evolve outside of the rules

18:46  Squirrel Brain Roundup

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Episode 2: Strength in Numbers

Today, the 4 Chicks Chat about building a tribe. What’s all the hype about tribes, anyway? Why do we need more people in our lives, and how do we know who to let in? Find out how a tribe can help your business and your life!

 

0:15 Why is building a tribe necessary for success?

0:41 What’s the word? Productive

1:16 Sometimes you have to take yourself out to lunch (Girl Code—Cara Alwill Leyba)

1:58 Too many Networks? So little success?

2:58 NO ENERGY SUCKERS

3:22 Multiple levels of connections are beneficial

5:29 Seth Godin changes Kristin’s view

7:12 Kathy has a moment

9:08 Some people just make you better RESPECT-CONNECTION-TRUST

10:39 Ready to jump off the cliff?

11:48 Building multiple tribes: Everyone brings something to the party

14:05 We are social creatures by nature (Mary Fran “air quotes”)

15:32 Look outside your own business

16:04 Network vs. Tribe: It’s time to be vulnerable

18:21 Balance personal and professional

19:23 Have patience – it’s worth it

That’s a wrap for Episode 2.  To learn more about the 4 Chicks hop on over to our website and don’t forget to grab your “Create your own Chick Chat” cheat sheet. To chat with the 4 Chicks find us on that social thing: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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