81: Kathleen Janus – Social StartUp Success

Kathleen Janus, Social Startup Success, Community, Activism

In this episode, Tim has a wonderful conversation with Kathleen Janus. It is very clear from the beginning that Kathleen is confident in who she is, the work she does, and the impact she wants to make for those who want to see social change in people, communities and the world.

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • Hearing ‘NO’ is an open door for other opportunities and future connections
  • Work on your response when you hear NO, learn to elevate yourself in the situation
  • We all need to reframe failure as learning
  • How Kathleen started out getting involved with Social Startups
  • Her involvement and what she learned from her first venture, ‘Spark’
  • Her drive for getting involved started in the community
  • Her peers had the energy for something great but needed an avenue + outlet
  • Why Kathleen wrote the book “Social Start-Up Success”
  • Just because you scale revenue doesn’t equate to scaling impact
  • Our potential to be activists for our communities, causes and, organizations
  • The importance of making a difference and not just feel good about ourselves
  • The story of Rob and his journey as a young person who learned starting an organization is more than one’s charisma and passion
  • Connection with your community and the importance of proximity
  • Understand that good intention can be completely misguided when learning + nurturing should be the priority
  • Communities are overlooked and not afforded access to the resources available and the reasons why
  • Removing our ego from our efforts
  • Every organization needs to take a better look at their team and how they are functioning

ABOUT KATHLEEN:
Kathleen Kelly Janus is a social entrepreneur, author, and lecturer at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship. As an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations, her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her book – Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference – is a playbook for nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social innovators.
 
An attorney, Kathleen has spearheaded numerous social justice initiatives. Kathleen is a co-founder of Spark – a network of over 10,000 millennial donors – which seeks to advance gender equality by engaging the next generation in accessible forms of philanthropy. As a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, Kathleen helped launch and direct Stanford Law School’s international human rights clinics in Namibia and South Africa. She has also served as pro bono counsel at Covington and Burling and a litigation associate at Thelen Reid & Priest. 
 
Kathleen is currently the board chair of both Accountability Counsel and Cow Hollow School. She informally advises dozens of other nonprofits, including the Stanford Social Entrepreneurs in Residence. In 2014, she received the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen SV2 Social Impact Award for her commitment to philanthropy.
 
A graduate of Berkeley Law School, Kathleen also graduated with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Ted. Kathleen is a certified yoga instructor, which comes in handy when juggling their three young children.

CONNECT WITH KATHLEEN:
Website: katleenjanus.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference is now available! Thank you in advance for your support of my first book. Go to your favorite retailer to buy the social entrepreneurship’s essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of nonprofit scale.

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

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80: The 3 R’s – Rest + Replenish + Reenergize

Rest, Replenish, Reenergize, Tim Pecoraro

In this episode, Tim shares what he calls the 3 R’s: Rest + Replenish + Reenergize. He shares the importance of each, ways to embrace and apply each to your life, and questions for you to ask yourself as you consider where you are in relation to the 3 R’s in your life.

The 3 R’s:

Rest – for contemplation + reflection
Replenish – it’s all about getting filled back up
Reenergize – fresh vitality, impetus, a moving force, impulse and stimulus

RESOURCES:

Quote – “If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.” – Josephine Rathbone

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal –  by John Loehr & Tony Schwartz

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

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79: 8 Ways to Improve Your Life

Change, Personal Growth, Tim Pecoraro, Mindset

Never underestimate your ability to improve your life. With imagination, creativity and an open mind you can take steps toward the life you desire. In this episode, Tim shares 8 (plus one bonus) ways to put yourself on the pathway toward a better life and a better you.

HERE THEY ARE: 

  1. Take on your fears – Appropriate and inappropriate
  2. Exercise your right to choose and embrace change with your belief and desire
  3. Admit your mistakes and failures – Share and not get caught
  4. Refine your goals – S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
  5. Believe in yourself – Behavior follows belief. No person can consistently behave in a way that is inconsistent with how they view themselves
  6. Be intentional – Live intentionally
  7. Welcome discipline – Give yourself a command and do it
  8. Develop a growth mindset and shed the fixed mindset
  9. (Bonus) Grow your inner circle

RESOURCES:
The Tim Ferris Show: Catherine Hoke – The Master of Second Chances
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
John C Maxwell – Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters

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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78: Lisa Carpenter – Let’s E.A.T!

Lisa Carpenter, Nutrition, Life Coach, Let's Eat

In this episode, Tim has a great conversation with Lisa Carpenter about her new book, “Let’s E.A.T!, behaviors, control, perfectionism and life transformation. This is a fruitful conversation that gets deep quick. Lisa brings a tremendous amount of wisdom, life experience and love for others.

ABOUT LISA:
Lisa Carpenter, CNC, CSNC, Pn1, CPT, is the secret weapon for the frustrated dieters and driven achievers of the world. As a nutrition and life coach, she empowers her clients to connect deeply with their emotions, free themselves from judgment, and create lasting physical and emotional transformations. She inspires them to wake up to Full Frontal Living™ — a new mindset of conscious ownership of the decisions we all make around our health and daily life, as well as the emotions that drive them.

With nearly 20 years of experience and an extensive background in nutrition and fitness Lisa fosters a deeply fulfilling life for the women she serves, free of negative self-judgment. As an empowerment expert and nutritional ninja, she helps her clients reclaim their relationship with themselves and their bodies.

Her work acknowledges the deep connection between food and feelings, and she helps her clients experience freedom from the constraints of traditional dieting. Her own personal family journey with addiction and codependency also plays a role in her teachings, as so often unhealthy relationships with food are caused by compulsive and numbing behaviors. The creator of the E.A.T! Program, her signature weight loss and nutrition program, Lisa has been featured on CBC radio and news and was voted as one of the top online weight loss programs and coaches in 2016. She has spoken before many groups, including dentists, teachers, breast cancer survivors, runners, Ironman competitors, and other fitness professionals. Additionally, she has graced the competitive fitness and figure stage, placing first multiple times, along with a top-10 national level placing at the Fitness Universe competition.Lisa is also a loving wife and proud mother of three boys. She and her family live in Vancouver, BC.

OUR CONVERSATION:

  • Choosing your perspective and taking responsibility for your life
  • Curiosity and judgment cannot co-exist
  • Leading with curiosity
  • The role we play in relationship to our problems
  • People pleasing, perfectionism and control
  • How identity gets tied up into bad behaviors and the harm it can cause
  • Change cannot happen from a place of control
  • Boundaries
  • Transformation happens when you’re willing to stay with the discomfort
  • Turning down the volume on bad behavior
  • The importance of doing less but better
  • Putting down judgment
  • What it means to make an impact with movement
  • Let’s E.A.T!: Education, Action and, Transformation

CONNECT WITH LISA:
Social Media Links:
https://www.facebook.com/lisacarpenterinc
https://www.instagram.com/lisacarpenterinc/

Website:
http://lisacarpenter.ca/

Sign-up for the Book launch: Let’s E.A.T!
http://lisacarpenter.ca/booklaunch
http://lisacarpenter.ca/book

RESOURCES:
Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want – Kate Northrup
Walking on Water – Madeleine L’Engle

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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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

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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