Posts by Megan Finnern

41: Tim & Regan Hillyer – Manifest What You Desire

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Regan Hillyer joins us as a guest co-host for this episode of Uphill Converstaions where she and Tim really dig in to what can happen when you manifest what you desire – why people don’t make it and why they aren’t realizing their visions and dreams.

Show Notes: 

  • Belief that we can manifest anything we desire
  • Biggest limitation can be our fear of not having the perfect road map or plan
  • Deliberately disrupting the traditional method of following in others footsteps to think and do differently
  • Don’t just make the decision to jump, actually jump – people must be enrolled in their own risk
  • Moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • Intentionally living your life on the edge of uncertainty
  • Be the person you believe you will become
  • Evaluate what you are attracting and allowing into your life
  • Willpower, discipline and alignment
  • Importance of self-discovery and following intuition
  • Tips for greater success in manifesting what you desire
  • Prepare yourself to be wrong, but know it’s not the end
  • Setting yourself up for the day you want to live into tomorrow
  • Check out Uphill Conversations Episode 11 with Regan Hillyer

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INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production

© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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40: GrowCo 2017 – Lessons, Insights + Connections

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Megan and Tim share insights and inspirations from the 2017 Inc. GrowCo conference in New Orleans.

Notes:

  • Overall vibe of conference – sharing of ideas, connection and collaboration
  • New Ventures Megan and Tim have launched:
  • Going with your gut/intuition vs conducting direct or indirect research
  • If your road to your dream isn’t built, maybe it’s time to break ground
  • Social media has made everyone a part of the media
  • Self-expression & showcasing identity
  • Authenticity and willingness to learn is key to building trust
  • Intentionality in building your business and personal brands
  • Letting people behind the curtain (allowing yourself to be vulnerable) fosters a strong connection and allows for learning
  • Sometimes you need to take a chance and step outside of your circle
  • Importance of being mission focused
  • There is great power in the words we speak into our daughters and son
  • Value of having strong, complimentary, collaborative partnerships
  • Life and business are expansive – take your time and adjust your speed

Books / Resources / People:

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production

© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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1: YP Perspective – We’re Not Millennials, We’re Individuals

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In our very first UCYP podcast, we are joined by three Upstate young professionals (YPs) who all offer very diverse and valuable insights on the generation currently rising in the workplace.

Show Notes:

  • What drives each of these YPs in their personal and professional lives
  • How culture and environment affect the workplace
  • YP’s desire for purpose and meaning in their work
  • How social media can distort reality and perception of our own accomplishments
  • Using other’s success as a way to push us to do more
  • Importance of receiving and embracing honest, direct feedback
  • Value YPs can gain from having strong mentors
  • Enhancing our culture through strategic work and embracing our differences
  • Staying motivated through aligning passion and purpose and by having a growth mindset

Guests:

  • Ramon Lugo-Nieves: As Principal of UniComm Media Group, Ramón provides the branding, strategic and marketing expertise to harness the power of a multicultural approach for his clients. Operating the first full-service Hispanic marketing, advertising and event management firm in South Carolina, Ramón is a recognized authority on multicultural marketing and brand communication. A Puerto Rican native, Ramón understands the importance of knowing the different cultures represented in our region and how effectively build strong and meaningful relationships to elevate brands. Learn more and connect with Ramon on LinkedIn
  • Timicia Grant: Timicia is the current AmeriCorps VISTA for Rebuild Upstate. During this year of service she is focused on building capacity for the organization through agency partnerships, volunteer recruitment as well as volunteer training. Originally born in Brooklyn, NY she’s been a Greenville resident for the last 15 years. Timicia graduated from Greenville Technical College with honors, with an associate’s degree in Human Services. Her passion is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for young professionals of Greenville, as well as advocate for those Greenville residents that are marginalized such as the homeless and low income family population. Learn more and connect with Timicia on LinkedIn.
  • Jordan Trolinger: Jordan has been a Greenville native since graduating from Samford University in 2012 and is currently the Director of Creative Services for the Southern Conference. In this role, Jordan leads the league’s marketing and branding efforts, including graphic design, event management and digital strategy. She’s been a Pulse member for two years now and thoroughly enjoys her role as Co-Marketing Chair. Learn more and connect with Jordan on LinkedIn. 
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)

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39: Jessica Nazarali – Follow Your Intuition & Build the Life You Desire

Interview with Jessica Nazarali

Jessica Nazarali joins us for an Uphill Conversation around following your intuition and building the life you desire.

Jessica Nazarali knew from an early age that personal development would be part of her life’s work. But it wasn’t until she started a passion project – a blog and health food website in 2011 – that Jessica’s dream came to fruition. Today Jessica merges business with her desire to help people through the courses she releases through It Girl Academy and her podcast It Girl Radio. She is passionate about helping women to use the evergreen model for enrolling consistent clients without having to do big stressful launches.

Show Notes:

  • Jessica talks about her unique Coaching Mastery program
  • Relationship and differences between coaching and mentoring
  • Navigating bends and bumps in a mentor/mentee relationship and owning your decisions
  • Allowing yourself to pay attention to your intuition
  • Even though a method isn’t proven, doesn’t mean you won’t succeed
  • Jessica developed proprietary Evergreen Model(TM)
  • Using the OODA loop: observe-orient-decide-act
  • Appearance that you “have it all,” but still feel unfulfilled and confused
  • Importance of taking the first step when feeling stuck
  • Providing guidance and education while retaining authenticity
  • Recognizing the expanse of life gives perspective on having patience
  • Journaling, working with a coach and fitness are ways Jessica works on herself
  • How Jessica brings her ideas to life and tools she uses
  • The It Girl Foundation empowers women in developing countries
  • Possibilities for both failure and success can hold you back from making changes or taking risks

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Books:

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

Uphill Conversations is a POTAD, LLC production (Partnership of Thinking and Doing)

© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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38: Kare Anderson – Synchronicity, Clarity & Specificity

Interview with Kare Anderson

In this episode, Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation with Kare Anderson on synchronicity, clarity and specificity.

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of The Business Innovation Factory, Gloopt, and TEDxMarin. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing her speak, “Kare forever changes how you see yourself and your world.”

Show Notes:

  • Need to get specific about your top mission in life
  • Synchronistic events and how they shape our lives
  • Why it’s important to be aware of our hot buttons and blind spots
  • Dangers of projection and importance of asking questions (rather than making assumptions)
  • Use specificity when sharing stories, tell them in ways that matter to listeners
  • “When the light shines on you, shine it on someone else”
  • Gives teams rules of engagement and methods to genuinely connect
  • It’s easy to be against something, but the real power comes when we are for something that’s better and brighter
  • Breaking out of our ingrained habits in order to create change
  • A helpful helper provides something before you knew you needed it
  • We all change over time, we grow and evolve
  • Be open to learning, there is something in everybody that we can learn from
  • The power in making and keeping promises
  • Don’t limit your field of vision or beliefs when finding others to partner with – be open to noticing more, expand your awareness
  • Kare’s current purpose in life
  • What and how Kare works on herself and maintains momentum

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Books/Authors: 

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

Uphill Conversations is a POTAD, LLC production (Partnership of Thinking and Doing)

© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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