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The 20/20 Perspective
29 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Season 3 Finale - Dan & Alycia's Top Ten Fails
It’s been quite a season of epic failures! We are closing this chapter by sharing ‘hot takes’ from our Top 10 List of favorite episodes from Season 3. This year we had 20 incredible failure conversations with folks in “The 20/20 Perspective Podcast” Facebook Lives and recorded discussions. There were too many juicy failures to choose from! After much deliberation, Dan and Alycia agreed upon their Top 10 favorite discussions and in this episode, they share a quick recap and takeaways from each chat with their guests. Listen in for hot takes from season 3 and decide which episodes you want to go back and listen to from our top 10 or another one of our wonderful episodes. Check out our Top 10 list below: 10. "Generational Creativity, a Conversation with Creativity Strategist Rose Gabler" with Rose Gabler9. "Wandering the World By Saying Yes" with Dean Kuchel8. "IDGAF about IDGAF" with Matt Javit7. "Inclusive Leadership with the Gay Leadership Dude" with Dr. Steve Yacovelli 6. "Let's Talk About the Elephant In The Room" with James Hayden5. "Accepting Failure While Under Fire" with Candice Frost4. "Coaching Through Failure" with Coaches Maya Dolgin, James Kawski, and Kate MacAleavey3. "Resilience and Failure: A Conversation" with Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal2. "Screw You, Breast Cancer, I'm HOT" with Alanna Fincke1. "A Change of Heart" with Brian Williams Get ready for more failures in the new year!
48 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Wandering the World Saying "Yes"
Where would you be today if you had no regrets? Can you think back at a time when you said “no” to a potential opportunity for no good reason other than you were fearful of what the outcome would be? Embarrassment, failure, looking dumb, someone laughing at you…. The slight chance of a “no” to our proposition or the fear of an unfavorable outcome to a risk is enough to hold us back from living our dreams, succeeding, and achieving our highest potential. And this happens everyday. In this episode, our guest shares ways he reframes failures and as a result he’s created a life of international travel and unbelievable opportunity. One way includes telling strangers “I love you.” (This is not a joke!) By adopting his reframing strategies, we can also open ourselves up to unexpected opportunities, experiences, and outcomes. Dean Kuchel is an ambassador, entrepreneur and a thought leader in the Digital Nomad space. He is the founder of “Where is Dean,” Community Leader of “Digital Nomads Israel,” the 4th largest Facebook community for digital nomads with 25,000 members, a public speaker, and a mentor. Dean traveled to more than 100 countries, met thousands of amazing friends, and inspired people all across the globe to 'Say YES! Go Explore'. Dean’s international wanderlust along with his willingness to say “yes” results in every failure that comes across his path as an opportunity. In our conversation with Dean, he shares his positive relationship with failure through:strategies for reframing failure into opportunitieskey phrases, words, and questions to help initiate conversations and connect quickly with othershis experiences getting robbed and losing jobspracticing extreme vulnerability is what opens you up to alternative perspectiveshow to say “I love you” to a complete stranger. Yes, you will likely get strange looks but read bullet above. Learn more about Dean:Website: www.DeanKuchel.comLinkedInPodcast: Nomad StoriesInstagram: Where_Is_DeanFacebook: Where is DeanYouTube: Where is Dean
56 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
We Are All Planning To Fail, with Neo Lau
How do you authentically build self-confidence? I’ll tell ya! The process of failing is what builds self-respect and that self-respect is the key to what builds confidence. In this episode, our guest emphasizes that you are capable of doing hard things! The only way to fail is if you never take action. Detach yourself from the outcome, set the intention for what you want to achieve, and be open to opportunities outside of what YOU want. Neo is a financial advisor turned entrepreneur who left his business in financial planning to redefine what business and success means to him. He walks us through how he failed to trust to intuition and take action sooner on multiple occasions in his career journey. Neo shares insights on how he grew to trust himself, embrace failure, and the community he found to support him to success. Learn more about Neo below:LinkedInInstagram @neoklauCommunity group: The Create Community
46 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Let's Talk About the Elephant In The Room
Have you ever questioned your purpose? Felt insecure about your identity? Been down a road toward your dream career and then the path took a severe turn....like into a ditch? We've all had seasons or moments when the universe revealed a path that is different from what we "think" we want. This is a familiar story on the 20/20 perspective but you haven't heard it from James before.On this episode, our guest is a writer, HLA technologist, and PWS (person who stutters) from the New Orleans area. James Hayden has guest lectured at several universities across the country and has presented at both national and international conferences. His work has been published by The Mighty, The Stuttering Foundation of America, Stamma, MSN, and Yahoo. James was also a speaker at the inaugural TEDxOchsner in 2019.In our conversation, we talk with James about:Being fired from his dream job was one of the best things that ever happened to him.Going “behind the curtain” for the first time to be honest, vulnerable, and transparentFailing can catapult you into your true purpose and your authentic self (whether you like it or not)Failure can be beautifulA lovely and insightful poem from James a few days after he was fired:If we encounter growth from a bad experience, then was it truly a bad experienece? Does that mean we failed because the experience was bad?Is it failure if we grow?Is it failure if we learn?Is it failure if we experience joy?Is it failure if we experience peace?Is it failure?I'm learning that it's ok to not be okI'm learning that failure isn't always failureI'm learning that joy can come from failure.I'm learning that failure will not define me, but I will define it.I'm learning.--by James HaydenLearn more about James below:Book: Dear World, I Stutter: A Series of Open Letters From A Person Who StuttersTwitter: @jameshayden48LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesrhayden/Blog: https://stutteredblog.wordpress.com/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgArticles on The Mighty: https://themighty.com/u/james-hayden/The Stuttering FoundationStamma organizationNational Stuttering Association
41 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Bob 'n' Joyce 'n' Alycia 'n' Dan Talk HR and OD
Have you had a conversation with future you? Well, we haven’t either BUT Dan and Alycia had a glimpse into their future selves and met Bob Stapleton and Joyce Wilson-Sanford, long time pals and colleagues in the Organizational Development and Human Resources world. In this live “spaghetti” session, we cover an array of fun topics including failure (and mini failures), experiences working with high potential executives and large corporations in the OD and HR space, and Synectics (my personal favorite topic of the conversation that gave me a lot of ideas for all you fellow OD folks!). Dan and Joyce also compare Alycia to milk and cookies. (Hint: this is where the Synectics come into play). Our guests in this episode also have their own podcast show called “Bob 'n Joyce talk HR ‘n OD.” Hosted by Bob Stapleton and Joyce Wilson-Sanford, this duo brings their extensive experience to the ears of human resources and organizational development change makers committed to bold work in an era that calls for the skills, values, and partnership of these two disciplines. Bob and Joyce are former HR and OD C-suite executives who share their successes, failures, and hacks. They believe that now is an exciting time for the work and give specifics around acquisitions, policy nightmares, and grand moments. Their podcast supports the work of folks like Dan and Alycia and allows all listeners to take a moment to step away from the daily chaos. Learn more about Bob & Joyce:Podcast: Bob 'n Joyce Talk HR 'n ODLinkedIn: Joyce Wilson-StaffordLinkedIn: Bob Stapleton More info about Synectics
45 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
How To Become a Lawyer Twice
Have you ever worked really, really hard at something and still end up not succeeding? When and how did you decide to change directions?In this episode, our guest worked her tail off to became a “barrister” aka a lawyer in the UK. She failed along the way, a lot. Once she fell in love and moved to the US with her husband, she had to become a lawyer all over again to meet US criteria. She worked toward a goal that she THOUGHT she wanted, like many of us do, only to realize that the universe was pulling her in a different direction.Tahmina Watson is the Founder of Watson Immigration Law with expertise in business, investor and family-based immigration. She’s the Author of "The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America." Tahmina is a passionate advocate for immigration reform, the Mother of two little girls, and is the founder and co-founder of multiple non-profit foundations. During our conversation, we talk about working hard (like really hard) toward a dream that Tahmina thought she wanted and struggled along the way. With her eye on the prize, she learned more about her values and purpose along her journey. She eventually found her true career calling and passion in an area of law that she had been resisting for a long time. In this episode, we talk about:When you have a set idea, but you don’t work toward it happily, you won't project the best version of yourself.The key to finding your purpose is to be authentic and honest with yourself.Be open to what the universe is revealing to you, the door could be opening to your purpose.Learn more about Tahmina below:Website: Watson Immigration LawLinkedInPodcast: Tahmina Talks ImmigrationBook: The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity in AmericaBook: Legal Heroes in the Trump Era
52 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Everyday Creativity with Dr. Caroline Brookfield
"But did you die?" - Mr. Chow from The Hangover 2 movieWise Mr. Chow from the legendary movie "The Hangover" uses the equally legendary catchphrase to describe the alternative to pretty much anything is better than death. We think the same about failure. When you have an idea that inspires you for a business (or anything for that matter) why not take a calculated risk and go for it? What's the worst that could happen? Why is it so hard for humans to take a risk and try a new business, take a job in a different industry, start a hobby, move to a new city? (Hint: It has something to do with failing!)In this episode, we speak with creativity expert, Dr. Caroline Brookfield, about her multiple failed businesses. The kicker? She put herself out there to start something and she's pretty dang successful! She is a keynote speaker and specializes in everyday creativity: an unconventional approach for a competitive edge. Caroline is also a veterinarian and comedian! During our conversation, we discuss:your personal threshold for taking risksmindfully testing new ventures won't result in the worse case scenarioif you don't rebound from failure, you don't build resilienceAnd we have a lot of laughs. Learn more about Dr. Caroline Brookfield below and check out her MONTHLY DARE CHALLENGE on her instagram page in preparation for her new book release:Instagram: @artfulscienceWebsite: https://carolinebrookfield.com/
48 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
IDGAF about IDGAF
Ever seen the show TRL (Total Request Live) on MTV? Ever heard of Shaquille O’Neal? Wondering what these two have in common? IDGAF…Clothing that is. This well-known acronym became a staple in pop culture and our guest took the concept to the next level. Matt Javit founded and started a clothing line, IDGAF Clothing. Even though he had celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal wearing his brand and recognition on the popular MTV show, Matt walks us through his IDGAF failure to grow the brand as big as its potential. This story is one that inspires us to take a leap of faith and ultimately a risk to reach your full potential. In this episode, we talk about:Importance of taking a leap of faithHaving a choice in the way you look at your failuresLiving out your dreams and reaching your full potentialLearn more about Matt below:Matt is a Five-Time International Sales Award Winner, had 3 Seasons of his Travel Video Series air on Amazon Video after traveling the world full time for 27 months, published a nationally celebrated photography book, and most recently started his own technology consultancy. Click the links to connect with him or follow his travelshttps://passportjoy.com/https://twitter.com/MattJavithttps://www.youtube.com/mattjavit
60 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
A Change of Heart
What is it going to take for you to step into the best version of yourself to live the life you deserve? Would it take extreme measures like getting fired from your job? Losing a loved one? Or becoming ill without a proper diagnosis? In today’s world, most of us are grappling with the stress of an ongoing pandemic, racial injustice, and the shifting political climate, piled on to the stress of navigating our changing world of work. If you’re not taking measures to preserve your mental health, the world around you becomes more difficult. In this episode, our guest shares his failed attempt at keeping his mental health in-check which led him to a trip to the ER and expert physicians scratching their heads at a diagnosis. Brian Williams is the CEO and founder of Perspectivity Intl, a corporate training and leadership development company. Being an entrepreneur, husband, and father of four during a global pandemic drove this already physically health conscious individual to stress, anxiety, burnout, and eventually a trip to the ER. In our convo with Brian he shares the importance of taking care of our mental wellbeing in addition to your physical health and walks us through his journey of adopting the 4 S’s: SleepSupplementsstress managementstrength training The 4 S’s strategy has completely transformed how he lives his life and it can for you too. And now, he and his business are stronger than ever.To learn more about Brian and his company, Perspectivity, you can visit his website or follow him on social media:Website: Perspectivity Book: “The Ultimate Sales Messaging System” A 6 System to Persuade, create Impact, and Engage any audienceLinkedIn: Brian WilliamsFacebook: PerspectivityEmail: email@example.com
42 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Dr. Laura Hamill is one of the cofounders of Limeade, an employee engagement company. Even though she literally wrote the book on how to engage employees, she found herself procrastinating on a major executive responsibility- compensation- through fear and self-imposed intimidation.Join us as we unpack how a pandemic can even befuddle an expert in engagement and how she got back on track.
56 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Coaching Through Failure
In this soul nourishing, insightful, and fun podcast conversation, we speak with a panel of 3 coaches about:reframing failure, setbacks, and your mindsetcoaching yourself vs coaching others through failurelearnings wrapped in failure and how you unwrap itThe panel, you ask?Maya Dolgin - (MBA, ACC) founder and CEO of BraverMeJames Kawski - Certified as a High-Performance CoachKate MacAleavey - organizational psychology, business, and culture transformation coachTo learn more about our coaches scroll below for bios and links:Maya Dolgin (MBA, ACC) is the founder and CEO of BraverMe. With over a decade of experience in leadership development, public speaking training, and coaching, Maya Dolgin trains individuals and teams to effectively communicate and achieve their goals. She has coached senior management at multinational corporations and nonprofits alike, provided pitch prep for start-up founders across five continents, and has in-depth experience working with researchers on translating data sets into compelling and engaging stories and messages that can be adapted across audiences. Maya is also the creator of Career Courage, a 10-part audio course on taking the leap at key inflection points along one's career journey.https://www.braverme.today/---James Kawski has excelled in many corporate tech roles throughout his career, from manufacturing to marketing finance to senior management. Additionally, he has pursued personal growth and development outside of tech through his ongoing study of psychology and human potential. Through his work in the performing and fine arts, he brings a unique and balanced perspective to his work.Earning a degree in 1983 in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he played a seminal role in forming the first undergraduate program in the U.S.A. in Microelectronic Engineering. It was here that he discovered his love of teaching.Recently, Mr. Kawski became Certified as a High-Performance Coach. He is fortunate to have access to the world's most effective program of personal growth. He helps individuals and teams exceed their standard norms consistently and over the long term while not losing sight of health, wellbeing, and strong interpersonal relationships.Mr. Kawski is an accomplished actor and musician. He has starred in period and original plays, and his acoustic music band "The Blue Honey Drops", can be heard at various venues around Boston, Massachusetts.https://www.higher-arc.com/---You will find Kate MacAleavey at the intersection of organizational psychology, business, and culture transformation. Kate has been coaching executives and executive teams for over a decade. She has worked with leaders from start-ups, medium size organizations, and the c-suite of the Fortune 100. With a background in Positive Organizational Psychology, Leadership Development, Culture transformation, and Business, Kate brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to her coaching, consulting, and facilitating. From running Individual Contributor development for all of Facebook to leading full-scale culture transformations in fortune 100 companies, Kate is most enthralled with creating positive and long-lasting impact with her clients. Kate makes sure that all of her work is individualized and designed specifically for the context and environment of the client she is working with. Nothing sparks her more than helping leaders and their teams through the transformation process and getting them to a place where they can truly thrive and do the best work of their lives.https://www.katemacaleavey.com/
54 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Inclusive Leadership with the Gay Leadership Dude, Dr. Steve Yacovelli
Are you a consciously inclusive leader? Chances are you've probably heard the terms "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion," read an article about D&I, or been invited to your organization's training efforts around being inclusive. This is all great, BUT do you really understand where YOU stand in being a consciously inclusive human?In this episode, we have a lively conversation with Dr. Steve Yacovelli, "The Gay Leadership Dude," about:the top 3 strategies to build resiliencePride Leadership and strategies to be the King or Queen of your junglewhat it's like to be an ally to other communities and allyship5 layers of diversityhow it's cool to get fired (and lots of other failures)And so much more! We learned a thing or two during this juicy conversation and you will too!More about Dr. Steve Yacovelli:Dr. Steve Yacovelli (“The Gay Leadership Dude™”) is the Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC – a learning and development, leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, FL, USA, with affiliates across the globe.Steve and TopDog have had the pleasure of working with some great client-partners who they consider to be members of their “pack.” He’s worked with Fortune 500 greats like The Walt Disney Company and Bayer to amazing not-for-profits like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Library Association; large universities like The Ohio State University and The University of Central Florida, to small entrepreneurial rock stars like International Training & Development and GovMojo, Inc. Steve and TopDog have thoroughly enjoyed helping their client-partners grow, develop, expand, and be successful with their corporate learning, change management, diversity and inclusion, and leadership consulting goodness.With over twenty-five years’ experience in leadership, strategy, organizational learning, and communication, Steve is a rare breed of professional that understands the power of using academic theory and applying it to the corporate setting to achieve business results.Oh, and he’s quite fond of dogs, too.Learn more about Dr. Yacovelli and Top Dog Learning at www.topdoglearning.bizClick here For FREE shipping of Pride LeadershipClick here for FREE online “Learning Tapas” to help leaders get over their fear of beating silent collusion and being more consciously inclusive leadersFollow Steve on:LinkedInInstagram
48 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Sidestepping To Success, A Conversation with Amora Brown
Amora always aspired to become a Singer, Dancer and Actress, but instead took a detour into the tech industry to provide security while she kept chasing her dreams.More than six years of tech jobs later, that detour proved to be a major accelerator for her arts career, allowing her to grasp a strong understanding of business that put her ahead of the game. In this conversation, we'll explore that building a foundation of what it takes to become a performer and podcaster may never be on the original roadmap, but crucial to reach the destination we truly value.Watch this conversation from Facebook Live here!Listen to Amora on her podcast, Corpartainment. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
43 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Screw You, Breast Cancer, I'm HOT
Alanna Fincke was working out, momming hard, successful in her career...and facing a life-threatening diagnosis. Once the shock had passed, Alanna realized that she had been last on her own list for far too long. She moved from being Type-A to Type-H, practices resilience (and shared her Trap It-Map It-Zap It technique!), makes space for herself (hear about the To-Don't List!), and much more. Now the SVP Director of Content at meQuilibrium, Alanna is an integrative health coach, resilience expert, and breast cancer survivor who teaches and trains people worldwide on the skills and science of resilience, health, and wellbeing.Connect with Alanna:https://www.alannafincke.com/https://www.instagram.com/wellbeingwithalanna/Download her 5 Days of Self-Care Guide!
50 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Generational Creativity, a Conversation with Creativity Strategist Rose Gabler
Rose Gabler tried to control her life by removing creativity and failed. Through trial and failure, she realized that by empowering her creativity, she was able to direct her life in a healthier, happier, and more successful manner giving Rose the confidence and strength she was seeking.Rose interviewed hundreds of people in different jobs and industries about creativity and discovered the 5 Universal Traits to Spark Success and published them in her new book "The Creativity Gene." In this episode, Rose expands our knowledge about the power and accessibility of creativity and demonstrates that anyone has the ability to be creative no matter what your job is. By accepting our failures (easier said that done) we can find alignment with our own creative strengths. Watch the video of this entire episode on Facebook! Follow Rose on Instagram at @thecreativitygene and learn more at www.rosegabler.com
38 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Accepting Failure While Under Fire (Candice's Story)
Candice Frost found love in a drop zone, married him, had two kids, and then drifted apart. Only until Candice was deployed in Afghanistan, with rockets slamming down on her bunker, did she come to terms with her failed marriage and began the process to move on.Colonel Candice now works tirelessly to create opportunities for more women in National Security. She's taken steps to encourage more men and women to mentor others and create leadership development programs to meet the needs of the next generation. Learn more about Candice: https://colonelcandid.com/@colonelcandid
51 minutes | May 5, 2021
Fail Like You've Never Failed Before
High-achievers and ambitious career climbers, this one’s for you.Today we’re sitting down with Margo Sobel, a junior at Brandeis University, the Learn to Scale Intern of the Year, and recovering high-achiever. As someone starting out her career after an upbringing centered around academic and career achievement, Margo is in the thick of identifying how to experience the world in ways that’s not 100% about excellence, but to develop an appreciation for non-linear paths to happiness.Connect with Margo on LinkedIn, read some of her blog posts from her HR interviews, and take her course on organizing your Google workspaces.
56 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Resilience and Failure: A Conversation with Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal
Having faced difficulty, resilient leaders and people can be inoculated against fear and the perceived repercussions of failure, allowing them to see hope instead of hindrance, and possibility instead of problems.It’s an age old take, coming back after failure, and standing up one more time than we fall down. But now, it has a name – Adversity Quotient (AQ): The inability to be deterred by failure. Perhaps it’s not IQ or EQ, but the ability to persevere, despite the odds, to acknowledge fear, setbacks, and failure, and forge onward. This is the stuff of true success.On this episode, Dr. Taryn Marie, Founder & Chief Resilience Officer of Resilience Leadership Institute, sits down to talk with us about the power of possibility in the face of failure, which is one of The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, the evidence-based framework that she gave birth to after a decade’s worth of research on resilience. You can now gain access to over a decade’s worth of resilience research in a comprehensive course, Flourish or Fold: Learn The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, launching early 2021! Please join Dr. Taryn Marie as we continue to develop your ability to navigate changes, challenges, and complexities, as you absorb practical lessons from an empirically-based framework that has been able to take people from feeling stuck and diminished to strong and enhanced.Save your spot on the priority list to receive a 10% discount on course pre-registration today!Additionally, you can immediately start receiving Taryn’s exclusive newsletter in your inbox twice a month for free. Click here to become a part of the Resilient Insider community – welcome!
48 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Spring Clean Your Career (Live)
With vaccines rolling out and the world reopening, you might be questioning if your current normal is the “right” normal. Today on the podcast, we’re talking about red flags, roadblocks, and U-turns with career choices.It’s time to re-examine your relationship with work.It’s time to allow yourself to say, “This isn’t right for me anymore.”It’s time to Spring Clean your career.
59 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
My Father Is a Failure Too (Live)
If you thought change was hard, take a 39-year tech veteran, of which 15 years were spent serving in a global role leading a Fortune 100 company through mergers and acquisitions, and failed in his efforts to switch retirees to GMail.Watch the video of this live episode here on Facebook.Sprinkle in some fun stories of Dan as a kid, Charlie as a scab, and Alycia as a third wheel, and you've got a very special episode of the 20/20 Perspective.Want to join us live? Tune in every other week at www.facebook.com/2020Perspective
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