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46 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
S2E3: Greetings from Santa Fe
How do you recenter? Refocus? Recharge? For us, it’s a RETREAT! What better way to reaffirm your purpose, restate your core values and reignite your excitement than a beautiful getaway? This year, we headed to Santa Fe for great food, a tough hike, a spa experience and 4 days of focused, creative time together . Whether you’re a business-owner, team-leader or just need some time away, we’ll share tips on making your retreat memorable and magical.
54 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
S2 E2: You're Hired!
WE’VE HIRED! As we eek ever-closer to 4 years of entrepreneurship, we’ve hired our very first Chief Growth Officer for Generous Change. We were blown away by the awesome applicants who responded to our job posting. If you’re experiencing any part of The Great Resignation - whether you’re on your own job search or you’re trying to hire someone amazing - we’ll walk step-by-step through each element of our simple, one-page job description and share some tips on how to authentically connect with the person or the company that’s right for you.
29 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
S2E1: Why We Closed For a Month
We closed for one whole month?! If you’ve ever dreamed of a little sabbatical or at least more than the standard 2-weeks of vacation per year, we’re right there with you! In our high hopes to prioritize vacation, we’re exploring how closing the business for 30 days worked…and didn’t. On day 1415 of entrepreneurship, we’re still learning big lessons about how we work, how we play and what balance really looks like.
51 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Focus - 044
On day 1275 of entrepreneurship, we're at the very edge of launching our brand new major gifts course for small nonprofits called Raise Money. Check it out and register here! Warning: there's a bit of rambling in the first 8 minutes of this long-delayed podcast because we just needed a dang break! After brainstorming, writing, rewriting, filming and full-on creating a new, wildly comprehensive course, we're analyzing the value of FOCUS - where & when & what to focus on, how & why to set boundaries if you really want to accomplish something big and how to avoid the pitfalls of multitasking.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Breakthroughs - 043
You know that feeling when you've been thinking on something so hard your brain actually hurts? You've just been chewing on it and churning it over and over in your mind and then...wham!...you have a breakthrough 💡. And it feels like freedom and lightness and sunshine ☀️. On day 1219 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring the pain and the satisfaction of breaking through tough problems and coming out on the other side.
32 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Renewal - 042
This winter has been brutal! If you're feeling like a starving, sleepy bear coming out of hibernation, you're not alone. On day 1191 of entrepreneurship, we're overly excited about spring and exploring 4 ways we're experiencing renewal - physically in our diet and exercise 🏋️♀️ (here's a sweet dance class that'll leave you smiling and sweaty), emotionally in our relationships 👯♀️, mentally in our purpose and mission 🧘♀️ and spiritually in our hopes for the future 🔮. If you're desperate for a little uplift and crazy excited about spring 🌻, send us a quick note about the ways you're ready to experience some renewal?
41 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
The New Better - 041
If the phrase "the new normal" makes you puke a little 🤢, you're not alone. On day 1176 of entrepreneurship, we're calling it "the new better." The pandemic has caused us all to go through a forced elimination diet in our lives. We had to cut out flying, restaurants, parties, live music, holidays and worst of all, hugs. 😢 As you edge toward the possibility of adding these things back into your life, what will make you feel not just normal but...better?
42 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Planning - 040
Planning?! 2020 blew up so many of our best-laid plans. So far, 2021 isn't exactly easy breezy, either. When so much feels out of control, what's the point of planning? What if your plans are less about improving yourself and checking the boxes and more about how you want to feel? On day 1142 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring a different kind of planning that's all about resilience, the ability to change your mind, the capacity to truly know, say and do what you want and the awareness of creating daily meaningful memories. We're obsessed with this planner for planning 🙂 and you will be, too!
57 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Reflection - 039
2020 may have been the most tumultuous year on record. Generous Change crashed, burned and was reborn. This year shaped us in ways we never expected and, on day 1115 of entrepreneurship, we're reflecting on the good and the terrible. With insane gratitude, a new-found humility and dogged determination, we're asking big questions to make the most of this insane year. What will you take with you from 2020? What do you want to leave behind? What are you most proud of? What do you NEVER want to do again? When did you have the most fun? What made you feel unapologetically YOU? *4-letter words exist in this episode. 🤭
44 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Selling - 038
SLIMY, SMARMY, AGGRESSIVE: When author, Dan Pink, asked 5000 people for the first word that came to their minds when they thought of sales, these were the top three. But, the truth is we are ALL selling EVERY DAY. You sell project ideas to your boss, restaurant choices to your partner and picking up toys to your kids. On day 1087 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring the bright side of selling, its closely maligned cousin - fundraising! - and 4 critical keys to more successful, less slimy & smarmy selling.
50 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Winterproofing - 037
WINTER IS COMING. On day 1077 of entrepreneurship, it's getting cold here in Kansas. Which means it's dark way too early and there's less time outside. Which just plain sucks. But we're not letting winter bring us down! This episode is all about winterproofing. What are the little things you can do to protect yourself from the winter blues? Can you redefine what cold really means? Will you stock up on soft, warm things and candles? Listen for some tips and tricks we're planning to keep us winterproof during this tough time.
47 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
First Things First - 036
On day 1058, just a few days after our 3-year business-iversary, we're still experiencing firsts. Nancy just bought and moved into her very own beautiful home! Jenna just bought her very first set of wireless headphones (which don't sound as good on the ol' podcast, but sure are comfy on Zoom). The older we get, the less we experience firsts. When's the last time you were a beginner? How can you exercise your courage muscles and try something for the first time? In a year when time is both moving faster than ever and has completely stopped, how can you try something new and make some sweet memories?
47 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Trick or Treat Yo Self?!? - 035
In the Halloween spirit, we're digging deep into tricks: What tricks do you play on yourself to get through the day, the week or just plain old tough times? What good and bad things have you tricked yourself into believing? And treats: What are your favorite Treat Yo Self moments? Where were you? Who were you with? What can you do now, during this weird time, to treat yourself? On day 1049 of entrepreneurship, we're at different places on the trick or treat yo self spectrum. Nancy's in the middle of 2 monumental changes and Jenna is...well...not. Listen for a few insights into tricks that are no longer serving us, what's working now and little teeny things that feel like big treats. P.S. A huge treat would be YOUR REVIEW of this podcast! It's more fun when we know you're listening, so give us a shout?
45 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Rethinking Reviews - 034
On day 1037, our 3-person start-up is just 2 months away from being three years old. We're doing grown-up business things like an 8-month review for our fabulous COO, Kelsey. Despite Kelsey's dislike of reviews, we all recognized the power of this one for our company. After many of the scariest months in our lives and the life of this business, we spent hours discussing where we've been, where we are now and where we're going. If you despise reviews - giving them or getting them - try using any of these thought-provoking questions to make your next review motivating, fulfilling and energizing. Proudest success so far? Up to 3 ways you've grown? How? When? Where do you most want to grow in the next 6 months? How? Why? Biggest surprise (other than the obvious pandemic)? Toughest challenge? Why? How you will/want to overcome it? One thing you just plain dislike? Why? How could it be better? Biggest fear? When does it most often pop up? What helps to allay that fear? Your most favorite-ist thing/moment in the past 7 months? Why? Up to 3 things you want to do more of? Do you have everything you need to perform your job? Do you feel the team is working well collaboratively? Any ways we could improve? What are the main drivers for success for our company? Where have we helped and hindered your work? In a perfect world, how much (and how) would we all a) communicate and b) work together creatively? At least one thing that you want to see changed/different/more of/less of? Why? When? How? Given where we are today, what is your biggest/boldest vision for the company and your biggest/boldest vision for your role in that big, bold vision?
43 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Do Less - 033
Why is September always so busy? Is it the start of school? Is it because it's the end of summer, so we all feel like we're supposed to get down to business? We’ve heard from so many amazing ladies that they're feeling stretched thin right now. And honestly, always. This feeling of never-enough, has Nancy and me obsessing over this tough question: Why do we believe our value is measured by how hard we work or how much we do? To dig into this question and more, we are exploring takeaways from Do Less by Kate Northrup. This simple, straightforward (kinda woo) book stuck with us and and reminds us our value is in who we are not how much we do.
57 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Wild & Free - 032
On day 1009, Generous Change has gone wild! After a magical time in the mountains, we're feeling recharged, calm and oddly free. Listen for the birds in the background as we explore what makes us feel wild and free. When have you felt most free? What does nature mean to you? When's the last time you did something hard and scary? When, where and with whom do you feel the most you?
68 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
DAY 1000! - 031
It's DAY 1000 of entrepreneurship! We're shocked that only 8% of start-ups survive their first 1000 days. Put differently, 92% of start-ups fail in their first 1000 days. Those are some seriously tough odds, but we're still here! And we're examining advice on how to be here for another 1000 days.
51 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
UPLIFT Week 4: How have you grown?
This is the last week of 4 whole weeks of UPLIFT! 😃 Yay! and boo! 😒 You've inspired us with your honesty, your determination, your hopefulness and your laughter. WE'RE NOT DONE! It's day 965 of entrepreneurship and we're still asking ourselves and you: What have you learned during this pandemic? How have you grown? What do you want to take with you and what do you want to leave behind? Who will you be? How can you lift someone else up? Michelle Obama always says it best...“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
36 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
UPLIFT Week 3: Who are you really?
It's week 3 of virtual UPLIFT and we're gettin' really real. On day 958 of entrepreneurship, we're obsessed with Glennon Doyle’s beautiful book, UNTAMED. Giant questions we're grappling with that we hope will inspire you, too: Why do you think you’re broken when you have a bad feeling? Can you own ALL the pieces of you and be accepting of even the tough stuff? Who are you really and do you have the guts to show all the way up? Are your dreams your plans?
41 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
UPLIFT Week 2: Who are you becoming?
On day 951 of entrepreneurship, we recognize that we're all becoming a different version of who we were before the pandemic. We're inspired by Michelle Obama's book and Netflix documentary, Becoming. Who are you becoming? How can you show up unapologetically and entirely yourself in all contexts? How are you dealing with control and the lack of it in this tough time? Are you focused on perfection and arriving at a goal? Can you focus more on the journey and becoming? Stick with us to the end for a powerful exercise where you can unlock the real advice you need right now.
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