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33 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Make Quality Career Choices
In this podcast I share the three levels of decision making that you should go through when you are making a complex career choice. I decided to talk directly to you, so you understand how to make better decisions that make a positive impact in your life. “Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” Jerzy Gregorek We don’t account for our future selves. Story - I recently struggled to make a choice. I was asked to do a speaking gig for free. It was a good opportunity to get in front of hundreds of my ideal customers, but it would have taken me away from my family. The old me would have said yes to the opportunity. The present me tries to find the opportunity in the situation even when there doesn’t seem like one. I could have said “No” asked for money, but I decided to go a different route. I asked if I could deliver the talk virtually. They said yes. I was still able to reach this audience, but I didn’t have to fly to another city and be away from my family. We want easy choices. We want to say “yes” to please others. We often say no to opportunities because it’s not worth our time and effort. Understanding how your past influences you choices. The cell phone industry was disrupted by the iPhone. Cell phones were free, but then Apple said, Nope, we are going to start charging for them. Now we pay $1K for a new phone, which was unheard of 20 years ago. The same thing happened to Polaroid with digital cameras. They wanted to believe that the industry wasn’t changing. We must understand how we make decisions to disrupt how we make decisions. If we continue to make decisions the way we always have we will get similar results. If we want to make billion dollar decisions we must improve our decision framework, so we improve our habits and ultimately our ability to make quality choices. 3 levels to better decisions faster. It starts with your brain. Then we move on to the heart Then we make out decision after checking in with our gut. Summary - It’s easy to make quality decisions when you have a framework that works for your personality. Next time you make a more complicated decision try the Head, Heart and Gut framework and see how it helps you make a better choice for your future self.
57 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Understanding Your Core Fears with Khe Hy
In this interview you’ll learn about how Khe Hy looks at his fears and how important it is to recognize these feelings, so you can make good decisions. Khe Hy is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He is the founder of Rad Reads. One of my favorite parts of this interview is how he breaks down his fears and using them for growth. Highlights from the interview: Attending his first conference after Covid lockdown. How his parents, who came from Cambodia, has influenced his life. How he explores his past thoughts and emotions. His family wasn’t rich and why he went after a career that would help him be rich. He wanted to fix his situation. Why he powered through to be successful and how much damage it did to his life. Asking yourself tough questions to get to the heart of an issue you are having. Looking at the emotional side of his life. Why he has a hard time feeling his emotions. How other people perceive him. How tough he was on himself as a young adult. How he handles work when he feels tired. Beating himself up for mistakes and how he got over this bad habit. Making the mental shift to be kinder to himself. How he keeps mistakes into perspective so he doesn’t freak out. Letting the feeling sweep you away, so you can process it. Creating values as an organization. Documenting all unspoken norms, so the whole team understands the expectations. Why his goal to take care of his employees helps drives his company forward. Why he encourages his employees to speak up. His goals for his company. How he views Patagonia’s choices and how it’s influenced how he views his company. Why he hired a philosophy coach to help him dig into himself. Rapid fire questions - most impactful book, podcast, favorite toy as a kid, and tool to help with focus. You can learn more about Khe over at Rad Reads. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
59 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Letting Go of Your Ego to Grow Your Career with Christina Wallace
In this interview you’ll learn about how to be bad at things, so you can finish things. Christina Wallace is a Senior Harvard Lecturer and author. I found her story about how she started a clothing company that eventually failed and what she did to recover. Highlights from the interview: How Christina cheated at the Presidential fitness test when she was young and what it taught her. How to get over the overachiever mindset. Why we avoid things that we are bad at and how it hurts our careers. The reason she shut down her first company. How she dealt with closing her company. She had 30 days to get a job. What she did to get moving and find a new job. Resetting her mindset after failure. Why you should dig into your personality with your friends. What questions she asked her friends to dig into herself and find out what direction to take her career in. Building your career at your day job. Why employers need to let their employees flex on their sidegig and how it can help the company grow. Being full human beings in our professional lives. Why opening up about our lives helps create unique connections that help galvanize a team. The word gets out about your team when you allow people to be their full selves at work. Why stories show the values of the people that we work with. Show people who you are through stories instead of telling people who you are. Why asking for help is so important. Letting go of our ego when asking for help. The cost of not being vulnerable can be so much higher than we expect. Connecting around shared love or a shared purpose is so much more powerful than connecting around complaining. Looking back at your past to start to connect the career dots moving forward. Why she valued autonomy so much in her career. Most impactful book, favorite speaker, tool that helps her stay focused. You can learn more about Christina over at her website Christian Wallace dot com. You can also follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
58 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Magical Moments with Amber Bracegirdle
In this interview you’ll learn about how Amber took advantage of her opportunities to grow a career that she loves. Amber Bracegirdle is the co-founder of Mediavine, a web sales platform. They help entrepreneurs develop prosperous companies. One of my favorite stories is when Amber talks about how her boys became best friends during the pandemic. Highlights from the interview: How San Antonio changed after just 12 years. If you want to do something there is a way, it just takes time and creativity. Finding ways to ask for what you need. How she got into the Walt Disney college program and how it shaped her. Why the program encouraged her to be more outgoing. The mission of creating magical moments for your customers. Trusting your people is an important part of leadership growth. How Amber used the Law of Attraction to get the project she wanted in her company. She gives an example of creating a magical moment for a customer. Helping people earn money changes people’s lives. How focusing on what works versus what other people are doing is most important to growing a business. Why luck plays a big role in success. Making decisions that support the most important parts of business. Creating differentiation in your business because you stay true to your values. Why she took a $70k paycut to join mediavine. How does she encourage herself when she is struggling in life. Why leaning into your routine can help you stay focused on what happens. Why she started seeing a therapist. What she did to support her therapy sessions. Understanding why she felt misunderstood. How the pandemic changed her family’s life. Most impactful book The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (Amazon audio book), speaker, essential stay focused on what matters. You can learn more about Amber Bracegirdle at Mediavine. You can also connect with her on Linkedin. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
66 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Attracting What You Desire with Ashley Jones
In this interview you’ll learn about how you can bring more abundance into your life with some major mindset shifts. Ashley Jones is an entrepreneur that teaches people how to focus on what they want in life. You are going to love the peanut butter cookie story. Highlights from the interview: Finding gratitude in the struggle takes a mindset shift. How she learned from negative women who had a bad attitude. Creating our own hell and how to avoid this trap. Her process around failure and how she used it for growth. Her methods of problem solving. Creating lots of ideas, so she wouldn’t get discouraged. Putting her faith in God and how it helped her find new solutions to her problems. Being an active participant in our lives so we don’t give up. Listening to a depressing album from her favorite artist changed how she consumed content. Matching your own energy with what you want out of life. How to break through our fear and go after what we want. Faith without works is dead. The missing part of the secret that is needed to have abundance in your life. How science supports the power of our desire. Intentionally work on growing our mindset. Rising our vibration to attract what we desire. You find what you focus on. Your brain can’t tell the difference between your imagination and reality. Why your awareness expands when expand your focus on what you want. Manifesting peanut butter cookies. Financial freedom. The three minute meditation that helped her attract what she wanted in life. Developing your plan to make your success more likely. Being accountable to yourself so you can adjust your actions. Why people struggle with accountability. The bad habit of blaming other people. How she creates her personal and professional goals that help her productivity. Overcoming her workaholic tendencies. Creating a good experience to connect with the right people. You can learn more about Ashley over at Ashley Jones Speaks (affiliate link). You can also connect with her on Instagram and LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
55 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Feeling like an Outcast when Speaking Up with Lori Allen
In this interview you’ll learn about how Lori Allen uses curiosity to help guide her career. Lori is an entrepreneur, founder of Great Escapes, and mother. She explains how she built a business that created the niche and how she advocates for her children in the school system. Highlights from the interview: How Lori’s strengths and weaknesses of being an emotional person has helped her and hindered her in her career and life. Messing with kids’ ice cream parties at school is much more difficult than one would expect. What she is grateful for about being an emotional person. Her entire family worked at the prison near her home. She was the only one that didn’t work at the prison. How her daughter also struggles with her emotions. How strength comes in many different forms. When you don’t support people they feel weak. Making adjustments to her business when the travel writing business wasn’t working. How a strength can turn into a weakness and a weakness can turn into a strength. Notice what you are drawn at an early age to help you guide your career. Why following your curiosity in your career is so important to your happiness. How to combine your strengths and curiosity to grow your career. Why female elephants struggle when they are alone in the wild. How we can feel like an outcast when we speak up. Technique that she uses to get stuff done when she doesn’t feel like doing them. How she gets around her procrastination. Why she fires herself on a project and then rehires herself so she is more creative. Most impactful book, podcast, favorite toy and essential tool to stay focused on essential task. You can learn more about Lori over at Focused Escapes. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
56 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Toxic “Suck it up” Culture with Sonia Simone
In this interview you’ll learn about how Sonia Simone, founder of Copyblogger and Creative Fierce, finds ways to process her thoughts and emotions so she can grow as a person and entrepreneur. I really enjoyed when Sonia talked about her mental health tools to help her shift her perspective when she is struggling. I think you will too. Highlights from the interview: How Sonia is working on her ADHD diagnosis. How to take things out in the world and connect them with your life to tell a story. Taking baby steps with your writing. The importance of psychological safety. How to tell a personal story about yourself so it lands for your audience. Turning a stumble into a learning moment. Talking about things that are hard and why it makes her position stronger. How she dealt with the passing of a friend. Why our inner armor is so toxic. How to improve our “suck it up” culture. Why accepting our mistakes helps us grow as a human. Benjamin Zander has shifted from being a tyrant conductor to a growth mindset leader. Talking to yourself is an underutilized skill. Using mental health tools that work for her. Watching how our minds judge people. The power of sending loving thoughts when we are negatively judging people. When we judge other people we increase the internal judgements of ourselves. What it’s like in Sonia’s head. I love how she describes it. Working with the voices in our head. How your values can help inspire you to take action on a tough project. Journaling is really useful because you take the internal and get it outside yourself. Sonia’s most impactful book, podcast, speaker, favorite toy as a kid and essential tool. You can learn more about Sonia over at Creative Fierce and Unlock Your Words. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
45 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Embrace Your Inner Nerd with Phil Simpkins
In this interview you’ll learn about how Phil Simpkins looks at his partnerships in his businesses. He admits that he is a nerd and shouldn't take himself too seriously. Phil is an entrepreneur at heart. He tries to build businesses with people that care about something greater than themselves. You’ll learn how he utilizes his colleagues, family and friends to help him guide him. Highlights from the interview: Why Phil is guided by his values. His mom was a teach and how it influenced him. Choosing who we are. Why he proclaims himself a nerd. The importance of doing what we need to do. Most people think they are self aware, but most are not. Surrounding yourself with friends that don’t judge you. What drives him to build businesses. How we need to look at cryptocurrency from a different perspective. Why social media should give back to people who use the platform. Why we need to give the people back control of their content. How does he navigate his weaknesses. How he uses his support systems to help him grow his businesses. His wife helps him tune into his emotions. What patterns he notices when he is upset. Trying to think about how small actions affect our larger goals. Making sure his employees are happy and content. How he sets a good example for his employees. Creating an employee comic strip for the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Creating training for employees. Greatest struggle and how he works through it. Most impactful book, podcast, and tool that he uses to stay focused on his work. You can learn more about Phil over at Arro.io. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
53 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
People have a Right to be Wrong with Ruth Carter
In this interview you’ll learn about what it means to feel and live a non-binary life. Ruth Carter is an entrepreneur, lawyer and blogger. One of my favorite aspects of this interview is when we talked about using challenges to help us grow. Highlights from the interview: When Ruth realized that she wasn’t a girl. Why fitting in at school was hard. Why conforming didn’t work for her. What it means to feel non-binary. How her therapist has helped her grow. Why not having the answers is ok. The importance of having a support network. Having people who help us understand our feelings. How blogging has helped her process her emotions. Talking to herself even when she is out in public. Sometimes you just have to say things out loud to see the truth.. How has non-binary life challenged her as a lawyer. When she corrects people if they mis-gender her. How she deals with potential clients who aren’t willing to use the proper pronoun when talking or messaging her. How being non-binary helps her connect with people. Why she puts herself in situations that she feels comfortable with. Being challenged by other people is not a bad thing. It can help us grow. People have the right to be wrong. Why it’s not our job to change people’s perspective. You can’t be everything to everyone all the time. You never regret the client that you didn’t take. A story of what she did when a client stiffed her on a bill. Being mindful of the people around me. Understanding what is important in her life. Keep working and improving her processes so she gets closer to her goals. Getting lost in Sudoku. Give yourself credit for what is going right. Why self meetings have helped her make adjustments in her life. Most impactful book, podcast, and speaker. You can learn more about Ruth over at Ruth Carter Law. You can also connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
46 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
The Joy of Helping Others with Jon Allman
In this interview you’ll learn about how you can lead people through disagreements. Jon Allman the CEO of Endeavors, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping vulnerable families and military veterans. One of the interesting parts of this interview was how he used prayer to center himself. Highlights from the interview: What Jon was like as a kid. How does Jon let out his inner kid in his role as CEO. How his air force training helped him grow as a leader. The importance of purpose in a career. What Endeavors mission is and how they help vulnerable families and mental health and wellness for veterans. Even the tough days are fulfilling. The joy of helping others. Noticing when people bring extra energy to a task and why it matters. The importance of having common value systems. What causes conflict in a team. Why being a CEO is more about being a relationship manager than executing on projects. Understanding our gifts and how we can better leverage them with other people. Using prayer to slow down and process his thoughts and feelings. Why letting go of control can be a big relief. The power of being quiet and how it can give you more insight. Being transparent without fear of retribution. Catching a non-verbal cue from someone and how to use it as a coaching opportunity. Observing other people to help improve how you guide people. Why asking open-ended questions can be so powerful. Seeking to understand is a perspective that helps you build better relationships. How he navigates his lack of organization as a CEO. Finding people who balance out your skills. People only do things if they know it works. How to encourage people to fail so they grow smarter and stronger. The power of gratitude and how it helps him. Most impactful book and podcast. You can learn more about Jon over at Endeavors website. You can also connect with Jon on Linkedin to learn more about him. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
60 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Why Trying Harder Isn’t the Answer with Steve Kamb
In this interview you’ll learn about how Steve Kamb started and built Nerd Fitness, where he stumbled and what he did to find support. One of my favorite parts of this interview is listening to Steve explain why he demoted himself in his business and what happened after he demoted himself. Highlights from the interview: What Steve Kamb was like when he started Nerd Fitness. Why he laughs at his naivete about starting and running a business. How he built his empathy while growing his business. Why trying harder isn’t the answer. You don’t realize how lucky you are until you don’t have health issues. How challenging and courageous people have to be to get through a day. Why widening his perspective on life helped him so much in his life. The importance of speaking their language at their level. Why being more honest with himself has helped him grow. The importance of going to therapy even if you are in a good mental space. Where he goes to get support when he is struggling in his life. How he journals to process his thoughts and emotions. What works better than meditation for him. How he finds clarity with his wife when they are fighting. Acknowledging what other people struggle with and why it helps him. How he works with his thoughts to improve his relationships. How he learned the key numbers in his business so he could scale his company. What happened when he got away from using his strengths in his business. Making tough decisions that make him happier. How he came back to center when he got so far away from his strengths. Finding his happy place in his career. Saying “Yes” to the things that you really want to do. Having the courage to shift your career when you realize that you aren’t going in the right direction. Doing things for the pure enjoyment of it and why it’s important to his life. Understanding what you really want before you go all in. Acknowledging that we don’t live forever because it helps us make better choices. What book made a huge impact on his life. You can learn more about Steve over at Nerd Fitness website. You can also connect with him on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
39 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Stay True to Yourself with Marina Gavito
Marina Gavito is the Executive Director at SA Digital Connects. It’s a non-profit organization that helps communities get connected to the internet. It’s a wonderful cause because it helps them get opportunities that they would otherwise miss. Highlights from the interview: We start with career pivots and how Marina made the leap to a non-profit. Why purposeful work is so important to her. How she went from the private sector to a non-profit and how she weighed the pros and cons before she made the leap. Focusing back on her passions, so she was happier at work. How she dealt with bad internet connection during an important interview. How she works with her inner voice to help her when she stumbles. What happened when she was about to give an important presentation and her daughter hurt herself before she went on stage. Why being vulnerable can help us be a better leader. Learning from a situation when she lost a funder to her non-profit. She had to turn to her team to help her process the lost funder. What she does at the end of the day to help her wrap of her day and be present with her family. Why she doesn’t like working from home. How she deals with her stress by exercising each morning. She keeps a family gratitude journal to help her little girls focus on gratitude. How she uses notebooks to track the joy in her life. The struggles of being a leader of a non-profit. How she utilizes the strengths of her team. How her self-awareness has helped her be a better leader. The part of her work that lights her up. Getting people signed up to get free internet. The importance of checking in with our hearts. Being your authentic self at work. How she built a team that was confident and had strengths that she didn’t have, so they could round out the team. The importance of asking for help when you need it. Most impactful book. You can learn more about Marina and what she does over at SA Digital Connects. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn. Send her a note and tell her what you thought of the interview. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
43 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Self Awareness in Business with Neil Patel
Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple million dollar businesses. He started his first business at the age of 16 because he didn’t want to go down the same career path as others. He now owns a large agency with over 750 employees. He talks about why he succeeds and how others can succeed in business as well. Highlights from the interview: Who and what he attributes his success to. How he cultivated his mindset, so he could succeed. Why he started his entrepreneurial journey at 16. How his lack of progress doesn’t hold him back. Measuring his success is very simple for him. How he looks at his KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Why he is not emotional about his business. Where he got his entrepreneurial spirit. What he learned from his parents. The power of watching YouTube videos. The resources at our fingertips are endless. What happiness is the most important metric to measure. Cutting back on your expenses is the best way to give yourself a raise. The importance of your feelings in business. If you are miserable in your career this is how you can make a change. No one is forcing you to quit your job. What are you doing with your spare time? How he manages 750 employees in his business. Why he considered himself a terrible manager of employees. Why he encourages his people to make mistakes so they learn and grow. Finding people who can complement your strengths and weaknesses. He lost his ability to remember as well when he had kids. How he makes choices based on stress and family. The importance of people being able to come up with their own ideas and execute on them. Guiding your children. Joking with her daughter about eating healthy ice cream. Why he allows he doesn’t mind if his employees bring personal issues ot work. Most impactful book, podcast, speaker, toy he enjoyed as a kid, and essential tool. You can learn more about Neil over at Neil Patel’s website. You can also connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
34 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Chaos and Peace in Business with Noah Kagan
Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur with an amazing resume. He was one of the first employees at Facebook and Mint. He started his own company, a software marketplace called App Sumo. It’s grown quickly and his leadership style is inspirational. He is back to being the CEO of the company and the insights he shares about his personal growth and leadership skills is super helpful for leaders at every level. Highlights from the interview: What was Noah like as a kid. Why he liked money at a young age and how it spurred his entrepreneur journey. The importance of noticing the luxury that we often take for granted. Having fun things in your life to help make your inner child happy. Why treating children with love and respect is important because it makes an impact in their lives. His friends approach when he was being negative to himself to help reduce his negative inner voice. Personifying your inner critic and how it helps him feel happier. Not being judgmental of myself and other people. Separating yourself from the experience. How he practices being rejected and how it helps him. Why people don’t get what they want out of life. How chaos and peace affects his life. The bigger thread behind our conversation. What he does when he feels stuck. The practice he does each morning. Committing to what we want to change. The difference between waypower and willpower. Utilizing waypower to help you grow your life. The importance of having accountability. Two important leadership tips to implement in their lives. Why not making decisions for the team helps them grow. Coaching people is vital to getting the most out of your people. How to reflect and make adjustments as you are learning. Why he asks his employees if they can speak their mind. Why he surrounds himself with motivated people. You can learn more about Noah over at App Sumo. You can also connect with him on Twitter. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
54 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Getting Still to Improve Your Decisions with Cara Chace
Cara Chace is a productivity specialist and former special agent for the federal government. . She is a fascinating woman with so many unique ideas around productivity. Find out how she makes time to be still and what her end of day routine is so she sleeps better and is prepared for the next day. Highlights from the interview: What it means to be vulnerable and how it helps her in her career. The power of getting still and calm. How she notices when she is feeling upset or frustrated. The importance of doing a brain dump. How she trains herself to circumvent issues. How her dad influenced her life. Why we should practice unlearning. How showing up in life is cyclical. Understanding how our brain functions. Focusing on work when she started her entrepreneur journey with young kids. How theming her days helped her daughter with her school work during the pandemic. Working smart instead of overworking herself. Her morning routine and why she keeps it short. Why a productivity routine starts the night before. The importance of seeing patterns that are hurting us and how to make adjustments. Her end of day routine is to help her sleep better. Being fully present with your work and how it helps her productivity. The way we talk to our children becomes our inner voice. Why letting things go helps her with her inner voice. Being more flexible with how I get to the end. How she learned that she loves to teach people. Deepening our knowledge is a process. Finding space to be creative. How to be proactive vs. reactive in your business. Using your team to help take work off your plate. Most impactful book, podcast, and tool to help her in business. You can learn more about Cara over at her website Cara Chace. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn or Pinterest. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
50 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
The Blue Apron Approach with Andrew Warner
Andrew Warner is an author, podcaster, and consultant. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs figure out how they can grow their businesses. One of my favorite parts of this interview was his story of what happened when he started mowing his own lawn. It’s interesting and funny. Highlights from the interview: What inspired Andrew when he was a kid. How we dealt with difficulties during our recording. What triggered him to notice how people have influenced him. He noticed how people he admired did things “their” way. How he went into debt $75,000 in debt then millions and why he wanted this debt. It’s not about the purpose. The people that surround us are a big influence over our motivation. Why he wants to help entrepreneurs succeed. How to do work that you love. Understanding the mindset of an entrepreneur. Making choices that allow you to fly free. How to do things that you love to do. The value of trying a bunch of little things to understand what you want to do. How he dealt with a recent failure and processed his thoughts and emotions. Why he couldn’t finish the book that he stopped and started many times. How he was able to complete his book. How we define ourselves. What he does to deal with his negative inner voice. Didn’t realize that he was brushing off the importance of design. Finding the right person to collaborate with. Why we shouldn’t give up if we really want something. What he did to help himself become happier. How he learned the missing ingredient to helping his students succeed. The people who he admires check in on him. How he missed things because of his assumptions. What realization he had at the end of our interview. Most impactful book, podcast, favorite toy and essential tool to stay focused. You can learn more about Andrew over at Mixergy where he has interviewed thousands of amazing entrepreneurs. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
26 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Rediscovering What Makes Us Happy at Work
One of the most important and often forgotten parts of growing our careers is digging into our happiness. We often focus on avoiding or eliminating pain. We forget to focus on what makes us happy and why it brings us pleasure. In this episode we’ll explore these thoughts and ideas. I hope you enjoy the episode. Highlights from the podcast episode: We can’t just focus on the negative all the time when it comes to our careers. We have to see what things we are enjoying and figure out how we can do more of it. It’s taking me a long time to accept my strengths and weaknesses, but as I have I’ve become so much happier. Work is not just about getting a paycheck or earning money to put our kids to college or for buying the latest gadget. It’s about peeling away our armor and seeing who we truly are in this life. The more we learn about ourselves the closer we get to doing work that we love. I was recently digging a trench out front of my mom's yard, so the water wouldn’t just flood the front of her yard and driveway. I noticed that I was having fun digging the trench. This never would’ve happened 10 years ago, but all the work that I’ve put in has helped me appreciate what I can do in the work that I have in front of me and how I can learn more about myself as I do the work. I’m going to confess I have not always been a hard worker. I’ve been afraid of putting my full effort into the work because I thought it was a waste of my time. When I realized that work is a way to improve your life and improve your mindset. That’s when everything began to change in my career as well. I began to dig into my struggles which we talked about in the previous podcast and I also began to dig into the things that lit me up inside. When you notice that you’re enjoying work I want you to feel this sensation. What does it feel like? How does it feel in your body? Why do you enjoy the work? How can you create more opportunities to do more of this work? Practice digging into your happiness. Understand it from different angles. Then you can see your truth and work with it. You start to get more creative with your opportunities. This is the power of digging into your happiness, so you can try similar things and fly just a little farther than last time. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
29 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Using Your Career for Internal Growth
I decided to shake things up and talk to you directly. I wanted to share my thoughts on the spiritual side of a career. Too often we look at what our careers give us like money, but we don’t look at all the internal growth that occurs when we do our work. It’s amazing how a remark from a co-worker can bother us if we aren’t aware of our thought patterns. We let a maybe innocent remark or not so innocent remark get to us. It’s these situations that can help us peel away our inner armor and become more free in our lives. I hope you enjoy this episode because I enjoyed sharing how I use my career to grow happier and more productive. Highlights from the episode: How Joshua Becker views his inner voice. What Michael Singer thinks we should be doing when we feel struggle in our careers. Story about my struggles in my career. What you should do when your boss shoots down an idea that you have. What you can do when a co-worker says something that you don’t like. How to use the Dig to Fly Method to help you process your thoughts and emotions. The importance of breaking your thought patterns so you can break free and fly in your career. It’s important to remember that you have the ability to look at a situation in any way that you like. The attitude that you bring to your life and career will often determine the outcome of a situation. If you can see the opportunity when your boss shoots down your idea then you won’t get knocked down and stay down. You’ll get back up and figure out another way to get what you want. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
64 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Learner’s Mind with Laura Faulkner
In this interview with Laura Faulkner you’ll learn about how she followed her passion and how it paid off for her. You’ll also see how she had been able to pivot her career into becoming a research designer. Highlights from the interview: How Laura got into design. How the design industry has changed. Pivoting her career into design. What inspired her to make a change in her career. Key skills that helped her grow her career. How she repositioned herself in her career. She noticed how the universe was supporting her. How she discovered an important strength and why she leaned into it. The importance of problems that you can solve. Showing people that you are excited about a project at work can make it easier to change your career. Looking at empty spaces that need attention. Doing things that aren’t your job. The importance of doing work that “does something”. How being a designer became a career. How we can improve our observation skills and find pain points to help solve problems. What happens when you do the extra things that excite you within a company. How you can improve your research skills. Why context is so important to understanding a problem. How we can reduce our biases when we are researching a problem. The best way to observe others to help you find breakthroughs that you didn’t expect. Learn about how you can get people to volunteer more information that creates insights. How to get time with people that can help your career. We look at her struggles and how she processes through her failures. Why she goes into a new situation with a learner's mind. Laura’s most impactful book. Appreciating how we think differently and why we need to embrace it. You can learn more about Laura over at Laura Faulkner’s website. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn to build a relationship with her. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
46 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Get an Outside Perspective with Martin Rowinski
In this interview with Martin Rowinski, the CEO of Boardsi, we discuss how he struggled as a teenager due to not knowing the English language and how he built his resilient nature. One of my favorite moments in this interview is when we discussed coaching people to be their best. Highlights from the interview: The mindset around how he grew his career. Why he decided to start his own business. How his personality affected his ability to network with other business owners. How he dealt with immigrating from Poland as a kid. His wife’s encouragement helped him get over some of his networking fears. The importance of being himself and not trying to be something that he wasn’t. Using what people notice about you to connect with them. Deepening connections quickly. How he uses failure to grow his resilience. How he works with his inner voice. Why he lets his kids make mistakes. Instilling good reflection habits into his kids routine when they make a mistake. The values that we have help us make choices. How he uses his own life examples to help him coach an employee. Why showing them how to fix a situation won’t stick with an employee. The importance of getting an outside perspective. The reason we can’t figure out our problems on our own. How he shifted his personality from being an introvert to being more of an extrovert. Most impactful book, morning routine, evening routine, task he uses to stay focused. Why he doesn’t like to write things down. How he got over procrastination. You can learn more about Martin over at Boardi. You can also check out his new book The Corportate Matchmaker (Amazon Link). Connect with him on LinkedIn to learn more about him.
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