Posts by Megan Finnern

10: Develop Your Emotional Strength + Capacity

UCYP-Episode10

In this episode of UCYP, Tim and Megan discuss emotional intelligence (EQ), what it means to be emotionally strong, and how to expand emotional capacity.

Show Notes: 

  • EQ and responding v. reacting
  • Tips on how to deal with conflict and challenges using EQ
  • Emotional capacity is your ability to manage your emotions
  • Your relationships with others may determine your level of comfort, intensity and tendency to be reactionary
  • A person’s need for control can be an impediment to growing in EQ
  • Emotionally strong people:
    • Are proactive in dealing with their emotions
    • Do not waste time feeling sorry for themselves
    • Do not allow others to control their relationships
    • Do not waste energy on things they cannot control
  • You can’t moan and lead at the same time
  • Focus on the things you can control: attitude, time, priorities, passion, potential, calling
  • Reactive v. Creative – it’s important to think differently in how we approach challenges and conflict
  • The importance for young professionals to build emotional intelligence, strength and their emotional capacity

Resources: 

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
© 2017 UCYP Theme written and arranged by Luke Pecoraro all rights reserved.
© 2017 UCYP (Uphill Conversations Young Professionals) (UCYP is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production)
Listen to this episode
Leave a comment

57: Camille Preston – Energy + Flow

Interview with Camille Preston
Camille Preston, PhD, PCC joins us for a conversation on igniting peak performance. We discuss energy, awareness and our capacity to create more flow.
Camille is a leadership expert. She understands where people are, what is happening to them, and how to be their best selves most quickly. Camille specializes in helping people unlock their capacity for excellence, action, and impact. Her clients learn to lead—and live—better. A psychologist by training, Camille is masterful in recognizing underlying patterns that inhibit performance.  She works with individuals and teams to identify specific actions they can take to amplify impact. In 2008, she identified the negative impact of technology and was on the front edge of the tech mindfulness movement with her book Rewired.  Full bio here.
Show Notes:
  • Igniting peak performance through awareness, perspective + planning
  • There is incredible energy in emotion
  • Presence and harnessing the power of past peak performance
  • Impact of experiencing and discovering your flow
  • Importance of realizing and embracing your own success formulas
  • Develop resources + relationships that boost your energy
  • Disciplines to deal with depletion, capacity, margin + proximity
  • Our tendency to be reactive instead of creative
  • Controlling access and ability to tap into energy sources
  • Benefits of proactively feeding into your soul and well-being
  • Allowing for space/margin to think deeply and deal with unexpected
  • Camille’s definition of bandwidth in an overwired world
  • Flow enhances creativity and drastically improves productivity
  • Thoughtful preparation is necessary to achieve desired outcomes: be clear on the outcome, but flexible on the approach
  • Maintaining impact through collaboration + empowerment
  • How Camille “dreams into people” and continues on her journey uphill
Connect with Camille:
Resources:

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Dreams Groove (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production
© 2017 Uphill Conversations

Listen to this episode
Leave a comment

9: YP Perspective – Know Yourself, Be Open + Discover Your Dreams

UCYP-Episode9

An entrepreneur, marketer, coach, and brewery co-founder Nicole Cendrowski joins us for a fabulous conversation on dreams and taking advantage of opportunities.

Show Notes:

  • Nicole’s journey from college to brewing beer
  • The beer brewing landscape in the Southeast
  • Being open to what life brings your way
  • Remember that what’s right for you may not be right for someone else
  • Being okay with going against the advice of others
  • Don’t let your age or gender affect decisions to pursue something new
  • Facing your fears head on and being brave
  • Develop yourself through education to build wisdom
  • Fewer barriers to entry with rise of technology and access
  • Importance of not only envisioning you dream, but also taking the next steps and moving ideas into action – you’ve got to work for it
  • Create habits that you don’t want to break
  • Don’t lose the joy in your journey
  • Fun contest / giveaway with Fireforge once they are open!
  • Nicole’s advice to the next generation, to someone starting out: “Be very careful who you share your dream … stay positive and just go for it. If you’re waiting for an endorsement or stamp of approval, you’re not going to get it.”

Guest Bio – By day, Nicole helps industry leaders formulate impactful marketing, sales, and client care strategies through one-on-one coaching, training and consulting. 
She’s also the director of engagement for A-LINE Interactive, a work-hard, play-hard web development and digital marketing firm that works with fun companies and non-profit organizations across the Carolinas. By night, Nicole is the co-founder of Fireforge Crafted Beer, a brewery-in-planning in Greenville, SC. Fireforge exists to give people a place that ignites their spirit of adventure and exploration.

Connect with Nicole:

Resources / References:

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
© 2017 UCYP Theme written and arranged by Luke Pecoraro all rights reserved.
© 2017 UCYP (Uphill Conversations Young Professionals) (UCYP is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production)
Listen to this episode
Leave a comment

55: Damion Lupo – Reinvention + Finding the Edge

Damion Lupo Episode 55-2

Self-described rule breaker and system disrupter Damion Lupo joins us for a conversation on reinvention, relationship, impact, and finding the edge.

A financial transformation thought leader, Damion is a born entrepreneur with his first business at age 11, he’s started and sold dozens since, ranging from insurance to real estate and personal development.  Founder of his own martial art, Yokido ™, and holder of 3 other black belts.  Damion paid for his first rental house with a VISA, bought 150 houses in 7 states over next 5 years and then went through a $20,000,000 meltdown in 2008.  Today he runs a FinTech dedicated to Disrupting the Wall Street Monopoly by getting people off the Wall Street Roller Coaster and in control of their financial future using alternative assets. Damion is the author of 5 books and has two more being released in 2017.

Show Notes:

  • Being an “Edge-case,” rule breaker, and system-disrupter
  • We must experience pain to push us to and through change
  • Seeing gifts as not just opportunities, but as responsibilities
  • Danger of outsourcing your thinking
  • Tendency to change external without addressing the underlying internal issues
  • Honoring the truth and stepping into it
  • Damion’s 6 Words
  • Be intentional in who you surround yourself with: relationship is everything
  • First, second and third order consequences
  • Improving awareness by asking yourself tough questions and acknowledging actual results
  • People will fight to be right, even when they are wrong, to avoid acknowledging their own weaknesses
  • Presence and earning your passion
  • Disrupting Wallstreet by empowering Main Street – “Stop smoking ‘hopium’.”
  • How Damion invests in himself and his recent Uphill Challenge
  • Each of us is the CEO of our own life
  • The ability to hold space

Connect with Damion:

References: 

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Dreams Groove (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)

Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production
© 2017 Uphill Conversations

Listen to this episode
Leave a comment

54: Working with Incompatibility – Relationships + Being Intentional

Incompatibility_54

Tim and Megan have a winding and thought-provoking conversation where they discuss working with different styles, compatibility, relationships and being intentional. Are you living your life on purpose?

Show Notes:

  • Memorable 8/21 total eclipse moments for us in Greenville, SC
  • Know yourself, be yourself
  • Importance of discussing differences natural and adaptive work + social styles
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being a solopreneur vs. having a partner
  • One is to small of a number to accomplish anything of great significance
  • Natural predispositions and the dangers of simply staying in your lane
  • Value of opening yourself up to others and new relationships
  • Your accomplishments aren’t your identity
  • Willingness to look at things from another person’s point of view and making adjustments
  • Not allowing habits, past experiences or “ruts” to own your future
  • 10 ways to live a more intentional life
  • Opposites may attract, but building a relationship takes work
  • Diversity, inclusion and relationships require intentionally and cannot be forced
  • Differences should be celebrated, never tolerated
  • Is it more important to be right or to be in relationship?
  • You can believe that you’re right and that someone else is wrong, but you don’t have to punish someone for having a belief contrary to your own

References:

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Dreams Groove (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production
© 2017 Uphill Conversations

Listen to this episode
Leave a comment