36: Lin Eleoff – Guts, Grit and Grace

Interview with Lin Eleoff

Lin Eleoff joins us on Uphill Conversations to talk about the key components of living a gutsy glorious life. She is an author, lawyer and “rock your life” coach for women over 40. Lin has written what she calls “The New Rules” for women who are ready to WOMAN UP in all aspects of their lives, something she says takes GUTS, GRIT, and GRACE.

Lin says one of the worst things a woman can do is turn her back on herself when it comes to the woman she sees in the mirror.

Show Notes:

  • Need to pay attention to your inner voice – your inner 6-year-old
  • How Lin has lived a life filled with bold moves
  • Don’t overlook the importance of SECOND chances, whether they are given to you or you make them for yourself
  • Disciplines needed to cultivate persistence and grit
  • AFGOs – Another Freaking Growth Opportunity
  • Tremendous combination of guts, grit and grace
  • Importance of doing an audit of your own values: Are they yours or did you inherit them from someone else and you’ve been living them your whole life?
  • We are not called to get it right, we are called to learn
  • Trap of self-comparison versus embracing our uniqueness and imperfections
  • In order to change, we must be willing to see that supporting others to the detriment of ourselves is not as a badge of honor
  • Impact our parents have in our lives: inspiring us, imposing wisdom and leading by example
  • Using mantra “Cut. Bleed. Heal.” to work through situations where you’ve been wounded
  • Not allowing past wounds to determine our present or future actions
  • Awareness of inner feelings and recognizing signals to guide choices
  • Sometimes need to scare people into paying attention and taking responsibility, to understand the dangers of ignorance
  • How Lin invests in herself and empowers others
  • Lin’s perspective on the myth of “having it all”

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

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35: Alicia Aberley – Blow Your Own Beautiful Mind

Interview with Alicia Aberley

In this episode of Uphill Conversations, we interview Alicia Aberley and she shares what it means to Blow Your Own Beautiful Mind. Alicia is a noted Women’s Empowerment and Mindset Coach with a strong passion towards to guiding women through the art of putting themselves first so that they can design a life they love.  Also an accredited NLP Practitioner and Time Line Therapist, Author, Speaker and Reiki Master, Alicia has recently launched her global brand Alicia Aberley International.

Alicia looks to utilise her new brand to create a positive impact around the world by inspiring her clients to design their life on their own terms. Alicia has followed her passion to inspire women to connect with their true self, to step in to their own brilliance and to leave a legacy in this world. In all of her endeavors, Alicia donates 10% of her earnings to Destiny Rescue, an internationally-recognized non-profit dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade.

SHOW NOTES: 

  • Alicia shares about her journey and what inspired her to be a guide for other women
  • Importance of putting oneself first, being lovingly selfish, then empowering others do the same
  • Letting go of guilt and the power of forgiveness
  • Constant need to be aware of and overcome limiting beliefs
  • Accepting and deconstructing emotions that have built up inside of you
  • We are not broken, we are breaking open or broken in all the right places
  • Truly owning all of your decisions and the resulting consequences
  • Do your relationships serve you? Are they giving you what you desire?
  • Acknowledgement and awareness of what you’re feeling: “Get dirty with the pain, roll around in it.”
  • How Alicia helps people to feel safe enough to fall apart in order to shine brightly
  • A few ways Alicia invests in herself: hiring a coach, reading, workshops, masterminds
  • Overcoming the fear and taking the leap into a new endeavor
  • The necessity of trusting yourself and letting go of the “How?”
  • True growth occurs when things don’t go your way
  • Fun and interesting way that Alicia finds joy in simple things
  • What Alicia is most optimistic about over the next 12 months

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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)

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34: Nika White – Inclusion, Curiosity and Passion

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Listen to an Uphill Conversation with Dr. Nika White about the value of inclusion, curiosity, passion and authenticity in both our professional and personal lives.

Dr. Nika White’s professional career spans about 20 years, ranging from serving as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, an accomplished marketing communications executive, economic development leader and community advocate. Dr. White found inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership, and has made this her niche. She is a national sought after consultant, thought leader, and speaker to countless organizations and executives on issues of team engagement, organizational leadership, strategic diversity, and intentional inclusion.

Read her full bio at www.nikawhite.com.

Show Notes: 

  • Nika shares about her professional journey from Marketing & Advertising to her current work in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Addressing and overcoming the “trendiness” / “buzz words” of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Reframing the conversation to “Effective Management of Human Difference”
  • How to create understanding, show value and bring new people into the D&I conversation
  • Allow curiosity to lead you to action and be bold in asking questions to seek understanding
  • Being persistent and not losing courage when working towards change
  • Surrounding yourself with quality people and a willingness to grow and bend while working towards your vision
  • Value that diversity brings to organizations, teams and the bottom line
  • Importance of personal strategic planning for Nika
  • Just because you can do a lot of things well, doesn’t mean you should be doing a lot of things
  • Having a spirit of conviction where you are “all in” and the power of intention and striving for excellence
  • Glorification of “busy” and “curse of being capable”
  • Willingness to be vulnerable enough to ask for help, don’t assume others can see your need
  • Ensuring that as you are climbing, you are also lifting others
  • Being an “intrapreneur” and placing priority on doing significant work
  • Digging in and doing deep work instead of the safety of surface-level work
  • How Nika keeps herself in alignment and maintains forward momentum
  • We must face our own biases and open up to the opinions and perspectives of others
  • Methods Nika uses to unplug and re-fuel
  • Instead of work-life balance, think work-life blend
  • Be the change – be the inclusion – you want to see in the world
  • Full-Day event in Oct with Greenville Chamber all around D&I/Effective Management of Human Difference

Connect with Nika: 
Website: nikawhite.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikawhite/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikaWhite
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikacwhite

Books / Podcasts / Videos: 
Intentional Inclusionist, Dr. Nika White
Amy Jo Martin Episode 32 
Video: Boy who sees father for first time

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

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

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© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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33: The Time It Takes

Episode 33: The Time It Takes

In this episode, Tim and Megan dive into another Uphill Conversation around the time it takes in the pursuit of your goals and dreams. Connect with us and win some great UC swag!

Show Notes:

  • Human relationships, choices, empathy, and digging into our own emotions
  • Difference between quitting & surrender
  • Why people jump ship or give up mid-pursuit
  • Sharing your goals or ideas can either cause stagnation or incite accountability
  • Allowing for bends, obstacles and detours in your roadmap
  • Idealistic vs. realistic goals and dreams
  • Understanding that obstacles aren’t always the result of bad decisions
  • Life is a series of choices and can’t predict unexpected circumstances
  • Living through and into the journey is just as important as the end result
  • Does our culture of instant access, convenience + outsourcing cause us to live less gratifying lives?
  • What causes us to create our own mutiny?
  • Short term vs. long term decisions and visions are not mutually exclusive
  • Stories of people who have such strong commitment + self-belief that the only option is success, no matter how long it takes (Bob Taylor, Steve Jobs)
  • Cloud exercise as way to visualize then actualize your vision and goals
  • Relationships and people aren’t perfect, it’s important to listen, empathize and adjust
  • Tips to be successful and not jump ship:
    • Have a growth mindset
    • Know your appetite for this type of venture
    • Must be ok with making adjustments along the way
    • Adversity will reveal who you truly are and not who you say you are

Films/Books/Stories Mentioned:

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)

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32: Amy Jo Martin – Be the Change: A Why Not Now? Conversation

Interview with Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo is the author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, and host of the Why Not Now? podcast. She founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to successfully humanize their presence. Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos.

Amy Jo herself was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes. Amy Jo believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. After a successful seven-year run as the Founder & CEO of Digital Royalty and growing the business globally into ten different countries, Amy Jo recently exited the company.

As a young female building her career in male-centric industries, Amy Jo has developed a passion for helping women thrive in business leadership. She is currently spending her time researching the relationship between technology and humanity. She is also investing in other female entrepreneurs so they can reach their full potential.

Read Amy Jo’s full bio here

Show Notes: 

  • Tim and Megan discuss Amy Jo’s authenticity and renegade status
  • Amy Jo and Tim’s shared love of hats and the story behind the “crown” in Amy Jo’s brand
  • Pros and cons of being “addicted to change” or “shiny object syndrome”
  • When to stay in your swim lane can and when to navigate out
  • Value in curiosity, fresh eyes and differing perspectives for innovation
  • Feeling a need to prove oneself
  • Value exchange that occurs when women have strong male mentors
  • Companies with female leadership tend to perform better overall
  • Solution-driven steps are needed to see progress in closing gender gap: focus on young girls, parents and men in positions of power
  • Amy Jo’s work with young girls and their parents through a girls’ leadership conference
  • Difference between worry and concern
  • Conscious, unconscious and confirmation biases
  • Fake it until you make it or fake it until you become it
  • Importance of both earning credibility and having self-belief
  • Discussion of Amy Jo’s sentiment that value rises to the top on social media
  • Your thoughts don’t define who you are
  • Amy Jo shares some of her own “Why not now?” moments
  • Amy Jo’s desire to create positive, scalable impacts on the world
  • Empathy, music, animals, sports and books
  • Upcoming “Why not now?” live events!

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

© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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