77: Jen Hemphill – Your Money Mindset

Jen Hemphill, Her Money Matters, Money, Confidence

In this episode, Tim has a great conversation with Jen Hemphill around the Money, Money Mindset, Money Stories, and Money Headquarters. Jen shares practical tips for anyone who wants to look at their bank account, and build confidence no matter where you are in your ‘Money Story.’

ABOUT JEN:
Who I am:  Mom, wife, mentor, money coach, entrepreneur
What I do:  Teach, speak & write about making the best life and not letting money be an obstacle towards this but rather how to use it to live the life you truly want.
Things I love:  Photography, the gym, dancing, coffee, laughing, girls night out, date nights with my husband, time with my boys, traveling, personal development

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • Building confidence with finances
  • Building a career as a military spouse
  • Money and its impact
  • Relationship with money
  • Money + confidence and bringing them together
  • Own your confidence and taking action
  • Money Headquarters
  • Money wins
  • Money Stories – we all have a past, current and future story
  • Money Mindset

CONNECT WITH JEN:

Website – jenhemphill.com
Podcast – Her Money Matters

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19: YP Perspective – Finding Value + Vocation in the Arts

In this episode of UCYP, Megan and Tim have an Uphill Conversation with Katie Leckenbusch on her career and journey in the arts. From college to arts to corporate and back again, there is extreme value in engaging with the arts.

Show Notes: 

  • Katie’s current role in the Greenville arts community and her advocacy for the arts in general
  • Katie’s journey from environmental science to theatre
  • How non-profit + theatre skills can transfer well to traditional occupations
  • Working in the arts, you are dealing with deadlines, differing personalities and learning how to work effectively as a team
  • How realizing the waste involved in event marketing impacted Katie
  • Overall Katie wants her career to create a “net positive”
  • Striving for success vs. significance
  • Skills assessment testing and how Katie’s father’s vocation impacted her life and career journey
  • Realizing that there are always compromises in life
  • Value in putting on theatre that is thought-provoking, impactful and that creates conversation
  • Warehouse Theatre Forums provide a panel of experts on the topic that the show is dealing with and that is relevant
  • Local and Regional Theatre vs. Broadway + Nationally-Renowned productions
  • Arts as an economic driver in communities
  • Challenges + benefits of the phenomenal arts community in Greenville

Guest Bio: Katie Leckenbusch is a native South Dakotan who fell in love with the true “South” and put down roots with her husband, Matt, and two fantastic kids. After working with corporate clients on event marketing platforms, and many performing arts and cultural organizations in the area she completed a Master in Arts Administration from Winthrop University. Over the past 6 seasons with The Warehouse Theatre has had the honor to celebrate the theatre’s 40th anniversary, the creation of the Harriet Wyche Endowment, and participation in Leadership Greenville (Class 41), while fostering lasting relationships with Warehouse donors, patrons, and partners. As, potentially, the only fundraiser in the area who can also weld, she still loves to assist backstage.

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76: Laurie Vaquer – Take Me Cooking

On this episode, Tim has an Uphill Conversation with Laurie Vaquer on her journey from civil engineering to a traveler to experiential cooking entrepreneur.

Laurie was born in France. At the age of 25, she moved to Africa and found a job there. She is a civil engineer and worked in Real Estate in the Ivory Coast and DR Congo for four years until she decided to quit her well-paid job at age 30 to start a company. The company is a platform connecting food enthusiasts + travelers with local cooks through hands-on cooking experiences: www.takemecooking.com. Cooking experiences are currently available in locations including Argentina, Serbia, Japan, and Tanzania, but options are rapidly expanding.

Show Notes: 

  • Laurie’s journey as an entrepreneur and creating the platform Take Me Cooking
  • Sharing experiences in different cooking + cultures
  • Connecting people through cooking and “breaking bread”
  • Impact of experiences in the story of our lives
  • Taking the leap, following your gut and changing the trajectory of your life
  • Joys and challenges of launching an international business
  • Importance of networking and connecting with others
  • Overcoming challenges and obstacles on the road to your dream
  • Working with individuals, hosts, and guests
  • Laurie’s vision for the experience + future of Take Me Cooking
  • Creating opportunities for people to connect in a new and special way with locals when traveling to new destinations
  • Cooking provides an opening for greater connection and community
  • Relationship and communal aspects of cooking
  • Health benefits of preparing your own food + cooking at home
  • Different ways to meet others when you relocate to a new place
  • Making significant changes in your life and overcoming fear of change
  • Laurie’s favorite books, blogs, chef and more!
  • What Laurie is doing for continued growth and self-improvement

Connect with Laurie: 

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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

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75: Dr. Melanie Greenberg – The Stress-Proof Brain

On this episode of Uphill Conversations, Megan and Tim discuss brain plasticity, mindfulness, thoughts and emotions and how they relate to stress – mentally and physiologically – with Melanie Greenberg.

Melanie Greenberg, PhD is a practicing psychologist, author, speaker, and life/business coach, with more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, professor, and researcher. A recognized expert on stress management, and health and relationship challenges, she draws on neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology in her work, blending science with mindful wisdom and heart-based compassion practices. Melanie seeks to educate, support, heal, and inspire her clients helping them to realize their full potential. Full bio here: drmelaniegreenberg.com.

Show Notes:

  • Melanie’s journey and how she came to become so interested in the stress and the mind-body connection
  • A fixed-mindset vs. and open mindset
  • When facing new demands, it requires figuring out new ways to cope
  • Human tendency when faced with stressors to go to “fight, flight or freeze” – to focus on all the things that could go wrong
  • Anxiety, fear and anger can cause you to get stuck; people cling to stability
  • Thoughts, feelings + actions can actually change the structure of your brain, causing you to automatically become more reactive, with less ability to calm down your stress response through logical thinking
  • Techniques to be more self-compassionate and bring yourself back to the present when faced with a stressor: grounding + mindfulness
  • Mind-body connection tactics like placing both feet on the floor and just breathing + sitting with your thoughts
  • We can’t control our subconscious programming or thinking, the thoughts that come into our head, but rather than be ashamed, you an change your relationship to them: “you are not your thoughts”
  • If you have feelings of low self-worth, must understand where comes from and then fight it – focus on positive
  • Take time to ask the emotion what it needs, without judgement
  • Physiological effects of stressors on the brain
  • Consequences or mistakes that occur when someone doesn’t face their true emotions
  • Perfectionism and “conditional self-esteem” + the need to look for the grey
  • Putting our own problems in perspective and focusing on the positive
  • “Instead of just running from the tiger to smell the flower”
  • Life is a combination of appreciating and enjoy what you have, find points of peace, and you strive for more
  • Melanie’s Uphill challenge + optimism for next 12 months

Connect with Melanie:

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INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
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Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production
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18: YP Perspective – Waging War on Personal Change

In this episode of UCYP, Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation with Tyler Harris on his early journey of self discovery, strength in vulnerability + waging war on personal change.

Show Notes:

  • Putting value out into the world via social media
  • Mentors can breathe life back into you
  • “Just an ordinary guy trying to do extraordinary things by putting in the extra work”
  • Your life can be turned upside down in an instant
  • Emotional and mental impact of finding yourself alone – no distractions, no noise
  • Taking ownership rather than playing the victim in your own life
  • What if instead of focusing on accolades + things we focused on being an exceptional human beings?
  • Why Tyler is building something with no expectation of financial gain
  • Adversity + transformation vs. transaction
  • Desire to help others experience difficult life challenges sooner
  • Difference between motivation (external) + inspiration (internal)
  • Comeback of vulnerability and recognizing it as a strength: “The rise of the real”
  • Tendency to compare ourselves and our successes and struggles to others and placing higher value on greater struggles
  • Tyler’s mentality of running from negativity
  • Need to evaluate the things + people you allow into your life
  • Instead of focusing on passion, ask: “Are you chasing hustle or are you chasing your gifts?”
  • Make a decision on how you are going to choose to live today
  • Tyler’s advice to YPs: have patience + stop trying to play catch up

Guest Bio: In the last 3 years, Tyler Harris has gone from unemployed to $700k/year by waging war on personal change.  In that same time, he got married, had his first child, and started a church.  He is the National Coordinator of a life insurance company that serves our nation’s heroes- First Responders.  A year ago, Tyler began documenting his life on social media as a way to “pay it forward” and provide value with zero expectation of anything in return.  in 12 months, he has taken his social media presence from zero to a weekly reach of 50million people.  Tyler spends 200+ nights one the road each year, but enjoys living in downtown Greenville, SC.

Check Tim + Megan out on Tyler’s vlog “The Daily Bread” episode #11.

Connect with Tyler

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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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