93: Am I Healthy?

Uphill Conversations, Tim Pecoraro, Personal Growth

In this episode, Tim shares with you questions he read in one of his favorite books written by his life-long mentor, John C. Maxwell, Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. The questions were incorporated into the book from an article written by Gary Hamel, a management consultant and founder of Strategos. These questions are helpful to anyone desiring a healthy character and are willing to go through the process of self-examination. As John writes in the book, “Questions like these heighten my awareness of the need to keep improving my character, especially in the context of leadership, because the heightened influence of leaders magnifies their impact on others—both positively and negatively.”

THE QUESTIONS:

To what extent do I …

  1. Feel superior to those who work for me?
  2. Demonstrate imbalance between work and other areas of my life?
  3. Substitute formality for true human intimacy?
  4. Rely too much on plans and not enough on intuition and improvisation?
  5. Spend too little time breaking silos and building bridges?
  6. Fail to regularly acknowledge the debt I owe to my mentors and to others?
  7. Take too much satisfaction in my perks and privileges?
  8. Isolate myself from customers and first-level employees?
  9. Denigrate the motives and accomplishments of others?
  10. Exhibit or encourage undue deference and servility?
  11. Put my own success ahead of the success of others?
  12. Fail to cultivate a fun and joy-filled work environment?
  13. Exhibit selfishness when it comes to sharing rewards and praise?
  14. Encourage parochialism rather than community?
  15. Behave in ways that seem egocentric to those around me?

RESOURCES:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Continuation Vibe – Written, arranged and performed by Luke Pecoraro (© 2018 LSP Music)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production © 2017 Uphill Conversations

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92: Jordan Duvall – Branding Starts From Within

Jordan Duvall, Soul Brand Strategist

In this episode, Tim has a great conversation with Soul Brand Strategist, Success Coach, and Award-winning Art Director Jordan Duvall. Listen in as Jordan shares real-life lessons and the amazing work she is doing in this world with the understanding that any and all brands start from within!

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • How she is using Social Media
  • Knowing the entry point of your story and how to tell it
  • The hospital bed story and the mess she created
  • Job loss, no income and getting pregnant
  • Getting obsessed with personal growth
  • Being the artist of your own disaster and not knowing what the end will look like
  • Getting introduced to limiting beliefs
  • The relationship with emotions
  • Realizing fear is just a shadow
  • Experiencing the reverse of an emotion
  • Developing the desire to help and teach others
  • Asking for help is not admitting failure
  • Business is a mirror reflection of who you are

CONNECT WITH JORDAN:

Website: www.jordanduvall.com

Facebook: ingiteyoursoulbrand

Instagram: igniteyoursoulbrand

REFERENCES:

Abraham Hicks

Zero Limits by Joe Vitale & Ihaleakala Hew Len

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

 

ABOUT JORDAN:

Jordan Duvall is a Soul Brand Strategist, Success Coach, Photographer, and Award-winning Art Director based in Los Angeles. With more than 18 years of experience in entertainment advertising, marketing, and photography, Jordan has worked on such campaigns as “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Star Trek”, and “The Voice”.

She got her start as one of the three founding members of The Ant Farm print department and went on to work with such private clients as Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. She served as an Art Director for BLT Communications, Universal Pictures, AvatarLabs and NBC Entertainment developing unique and award-winning campaigns and won PromaxBDA awards for her work on both “The Blacklist” and “Aquarius”.

Jordan combined her knowledge of marketing, branding, and social media to launch her own brand to help coaches, creatives and healers create a clear strategic roadmap and cohesive brand vision so they can build a brand that matters. Her specialties include creative direction, photography, marketing, and productivity which produce strong ROI for her private clients + students.

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
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91: Lisa Song Sutton – 5x Co-Founder + Thought Leader + Former Miss Nevada

Lisa Song Sutton, Ship Las Vegas, Sin City Cupcakes, Former Miss Nevada

In this episode, Tim has a great conversation with serial entrepreneur, former Miss Nevada + Miss Las Vegas, speaker, and thought leader Lisa Song Sutton. Lisa will draw you in with her magnetism, wisdom, and sense of connection and community!

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • Her knack for brainstorming and the process
  • The importance of being in community
  • Implementation + Action
  • Being intentional with pursuits
  • How actions should match your capabilities
  • Creating + maintaining momentum
  • The dissolution of a partnership and working through it
  • Dealing with the inner-critic
  • Valuable things learned as Miss Nevada + Modeling
  • Doing things in a non-traditional way

CONNECT WITH LISA:

Website: www.lisasongsutton.com

Facebook: lisasongsutton

Twitter: @lisasongsutton

Instagram: lisasongsutton

LinkedIn: lisasongsutton

ABOUT LISA:

Lisa Song Sutton is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, holding ownership interests in several companies in the real estate, tech, retail and food & beverage industries, including Las Vegas’ #1 alcohol-infused cupcake company: Sin City Cupcakes.

Lisa currently writes and speaks about entrepreneurship and business. Her work has been seen in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and other business publications. Lisa has shared her knowledge at large-scale conferences including CrowdConverge and the Asian Real Estate Association of America national conference. She also sits on the advisory boards for several companies including Bitcoin Nevada, an education foundation promoting cryptocurrency, and Youngry, an entrepreneurship media company.

In addition to her professional careers, Lisa is actively involved in her community as a former Miss Las Vegas (2013), Miss Nevada (2014) and serves on the executive board of the Asian Community Development Council. Lisa was recently named a 2017 Top 10 Social Entrepreneur to Watch by Inc. Magazine.

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
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90: Founders + Royalty

Royalty, Founders, Tim Pecoraro

What do you and I have in common with Alexander Hamilton, American Statesman, and a Founding Father of the United States and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex? In this episode, Tim shares what he believes we all have within us to be founders and royals. Tim discusses his own personal experience as a self-proclaimed ‘Other’, who embraces his history and the fact that he is ethnically ambiguous, embracing all of who he is, as he steps into the world to serve his one true passion, PEOPLE!

RESOURCES:

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
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89: Shama Hyder – Continued Growth + The Pursuit of Excellence

Shama Hyder, The Marketing Zen Group

In this episode, Tim has a great conversation with best selling author, speaker, web + TV personality, Shama Hyder. Hyder opens up about her life, habits, disciplines, and her vision for the future that’s all about excellence!

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • There is no perfection; we are all a work in progress
  • Attitude
  • How you approach a challenge and your mindset
  • Excellence
  • Setting the bar higher
  • Being value-based + Adding value
  • Learning to ask the right questions
  • How she handles making mistakes
  • Sto ancora imparando – I’m still learning
  • Daily positive habits that energize and help to remain focused
  • You cannot control output
  • More on excellence and less on expansion

BOOKS:

Momentum: The 5 Marketing Principles That Will Propel Your Business in the Digital Age by Shama Hyder

The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue by Shama Hyder

CONNECT WITH SHAMA:

Blog: http://shamahyder.com/blog/

Facebook: ShamaHyderPage

Twitter: @Shama

Instagram: shamahyder

YouTube: ShamaTV

LinkedIn: ShamaHyder

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Super Connector by Scott Gerber & Ryan Paugh 

 

ABOUT SHAMA:

Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of Zen Media – a global online marketing and digital PR company. She has aptly been dubbed the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by FastCompany.com. Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.

Under her leadership, Zen Media has grown an average of 400% growth annually since 2009 to include a team of 30 and serve clients ranging from publicly-held Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses and nonprofit organizations across the globe.

Shama is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age, her latest book that launched in 2016. An acclaimed international keynote speaker, Shama has shared the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009, one of the “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2014 by Inc. Magazine, and to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of movers and shakers for 2015. LinkedIn named Hyder one of its “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social Media. Her web show Shama TV was awarded the “Hermes Gold award for Educational Programming in Electronic Media” and most recently she was awarded the “Excellence in Social Media Entrepreneurship” award for 2016 by Anokhi Media.

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Continuation Vibe – Written, arranged and performed by Luke Pecoraro (© 2018 LSP Music)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production © 2017 Uphill Conversations

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