36 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
TND #53 : Creating a Culture of Respect at Work w/ Mike Domitrz and Tracy Timm
What would it look like if every individual in your organization felt equally valued? That's the question that Mike Domitrz wants to answer. Mike is the founder of The Center for Respect, and believes that by helping institutions create a culture of respect, we can produce a long term impact on the lives of those we work with. Tune in as Mike and I talk about this revolution and how it can lead to loving your work even more.
30 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
TND #52 : How to Start a Job Search with Will Florence and Tracy Timm
Thinking about starting a search for a new job, but not sure where to start? I hear that all the time from people who want to love what they do, but aren't enjoying their current career. So I figured, what better place to start that with someone who's actually JUST STARTING his career. You're in luck because this summer I have a handful of awesome interns working with me, one of which is today's guest: Will Florence. Will is a rising sophomore at Wake Forest and he's already getting started on his search for his dream career. Today we're going to talk about the mindset of getting started and tangible things you can do to set your career search up for success.
34 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
TND #51: How To Be Successful In Life And Career w/ Mary Ann Timm & Tracy Timm
Want to know how to sustain a successful 30+ year career, love what you do for a living, raise a family, and over just be a badass at life? Look no further than the one and only, mother of Tracy, Mary Ann Timm. Ok, I know... cheesy! But seriously, y'all, this woman has it together. She found work she loved at a young age, but most impressively, she was able to build a sustainable career and spend the last 30+ years in an industry she loves. I don't know about you, but loving something for THAT LONG is enviable, at the least! During our show, Mary Ann will talk about the tools she's used to build a sustainable AND successful life and career. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from her wisdom, and enjoy the always entertaining energy that we share!
35 minutes | May 22, 2019
TND #50: How to Design Your Own Life w/ Adam Carroll and Tracy Timm
Adam Carroll is an impactful speaker, business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. he's passionate about helping people and organizations architect a life and culture of fulfillment, progress, and achievement. A professional speaker, author, documentary filmmaker #BBD Podcast host, Adam has been Helping people succeed faster by building a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle.
33 minutes | May 15, 2019
TND #49: How to Change Your Career with Cameron Blair and Tracy Timm
Today on The Nth Degree, we are joined by Cameron Blair, a former professional baseball player. Cameron will be talking all about how to make a successful career transition, especially when your identity is largely tied up in what you do. Cameron had to go from a life-long passion and pursuit of baseball, to something new. Going through a similar career transition once before, we're going to talk about our shared experiences, with a large focus on ex-athletes trying to find their career niche. Did you like this episode? If so, subscribe to my YouTube Channel, The Nth Degree(R) TV for more episodes and guests just like this! You can also find more information about The Nth Degree(R) Career Clarity programs and services by visiting us at: https://tracytimm.lpages.co/
32 minutes | May 8, 2019
TND #48: When Should You Quit Your Job with Emily Page and Tracy Timm
"Quitting. It's never an easy decision. Especially when you fancy yourself a high-potential, over-achieving perfectionist. But even if you were raised with the "never say die" mantra branded in your brain, we all know that sometimes quitting IS the right answer. But how do you know when you should quit your job? How do you know if this is the hard work it takes to break through your perceived limits or if this is just the wrong work for you? Join me and my guest-- business growth catalyst Emily Page-- as we talk about when you should quit your job and when you should consider sticking it out. Did you like this episode? If so, subscribe to my YouTube Channel, The Nth Degree(R) TV for more episodes and guests just like this! You can also find more information about The Nth Degree(R) Career Clarity programs and services by visiting us at: https://tracytimm.lpages.co/"
32 minutes | May 1, 2019
TND #47: 'What are your core values?' with Tricia Lewis and Tracy Timm
Tracy Timm and Tricia Lewis sit down in studio to talk all about core values and what it means to live your life and career in line with them.
48 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
TND #46: Chantel Soumis on Facing Fear
Fears come in all shapes and sizes. For Chantel Soumis, the fear of losing her ability to work was all too real. She was told to give up, to take social security, to stop fighting to make a living. But Chantel says there's only one person that has your story and can write the ending: you. Despite hardships and grief, Chantel found that fear was inevitable, so you might as well just face it.
53 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
TND #45: Nick Simmons on Taking Risks
Is it your duty to take risks? Nick Simmons was living a good life on Wall Street, but decided that it wasn't enough to simply get by. Nick talks about finding his passion, why he was drawn to working on inequality in education, and why there might be a bigger reason you should take a risk beyond simply improving your own situation.
57 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
TND #44: Tyler Reiser on Breaking the Mold
From bomb disposal to trading to SCUBA diving, Tyler Reiser has had a lot of transitions in his life. What does it take to make a giant change in course for your career? How do you transition from the military back to civilian life? And why is it ok to take a year or two off between jobs to see the world?
40 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
TND #43: Lou Diamond on Connecting and Finding Your Superpower
If Lou Diamond was a superhero, he'd be The Connector. Building off a career in sales, Lou realized that he was really good at forming relationships and connecting the right people together. He took that "superpower" and turned it into Thrive, a coaching and consulting company that aims to help companies thrive through connecting with others. How do you improve your networking skills? What's the most important part of dealing with your fears? And what should you do to truly "thrive" in life?
38 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
TND #42: Geeta Nadkarni on Reigniting the Fun
How do you create your reality? Can your job be rewarding apart from the end results? Geeta Nadkarni is a veteran journalist and performer with more than 25 years experience. Among her many projects, she has launched Impact with Influence online, and talks about recapturing that child-like joy you found in simply doing something without the reward in mind.
27 minutes | May 1, 2018
TND #41: Melissa Agnes on Building an Invincible Personal Brand
Your personal brand is everything to your career. Are you doing the things you need to do to ensure that it's invincible? Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today's leading organizations faced with the greatest risks.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
TND #40: Phil M Jones on Exactly How to Succeed
Paul J Meyer said it best: Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. Ok, well if that's success, then my guest today, Phil M Jones, will tell you EXACTLY how to get there. Plus, he has a magical British accent. Enjoy!
57 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
TYL #39: Creating Strategies to Mold Your Mindset and “Fail Fabulously” with Jake Jordan
Have you ever stopped to consider just how important your mindset is to everything in life? Consider the last time you were taking on a challenge and told yourself it “would be hard.” Was it? Or how about the last time you make a mistake and called yourself “an idiot.” Were you? Or what about that time a friend told you that you could find work you loved and you said, “that’s impossible.” Is it? Our mindset has such an incredible power over how we see the world and the ways in which we respond to it. We can choose to see our circumstances as random and negative. We can treat ourselves like victims. Or, we can choose to see the world as something that we co-create with positivity. We can treat ourselves as insanely powerful. The amazing part is that all is this is as simple… as a choice. You choose your mindset. You choose your reactions. In many ways, you choose your destiny. This week’s guest, Jake Jordan, knows all about the power of mindset and the necessity of positivity. He shares his insights into how to maintain a positive mindset, despite your circumstances in life. He even shares with us his three-step model for changing any habit or behavior that’s not serving you. Try it on for size, and see what happens. And now, introducing, Jake Jordan!
34 minutes | Nov 8, 2016
TYL #38: How to Deal When Shit (Inevitably) Hits the Fan with Tracy Timm
Ok, so I know I just went for it with the title of this week's podcast, but sometimes you just can't sugar coat things. Anyone who's started anything, taken a risk, or otherwise deviated from the norm will tell you that bad things happening-- aka, shit hitting the fan-- is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. We have no control over the when, let alone the inevitability of some things just not going our way. It's like death and taxes-- a virtual certainty-- that one day, things will not go our way. Now, you know me (or at least you're getting to know me), so you know that this is not my normal sentiment. I'm the girl you visit to get pumped up about leaving your lame ass job or chasing your dreams. It usually doesn't serve me (or my clients!) well if I'm Debbie Downer. However, I've noticed recently that one of the places I can really use some work is dealing with setbacks, myself. I can envision my ideal future, create my ideal workday, and even work with my ideal client, but man, when shit hits the fan... I'm like that little kid in the cereal aisle who's mom said "no" to the Cookie Crisps again. Cue: tantrum. So this week, after suffering a few major (and I'll be honest, minor) setbacks and frustrations in my own business, I wanted to share my struggles with you in the hopes that they can help you deal with both the major and minor tragedies in your own life. I hope my honesty and vulnerability (and yes, occasional ranting) allow you to see that it's not all sunshine and rainbows on this side of the computer screen. Even people who have a great online image suffer the inevitable disappointment from time to time. However, what's not inevitable, is our reaction! Come on the journey of overcoming the shit-storm that sometimes is life with me. I know you'll enjoy it (or at least laugh right along with me!).
76 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
TYL #37: Surrendering Your Secrets, Overcoming Addiction, and Winning with Kris Simpson
Have you ever felt like a personal fraud? Perhaps you were giving a friend relationship advice while your romantic life was falling apart. Or maybe you were offering your sister some assistance with her history homework when you refused to ask for help in economics. Or there was a time when you were asked to be on a panel about your success in business, but secretly, you were struggling to pay your own bills. I've been there. When I first started my business--coaching quarter-lifer's in their careers--I barely had enough to pay rent, eat beans, and keep up my appearance for my next meeting. Who was I to be giving someone advice? I was barely even happy most of the time, because not only could I barely take care of myself, but my situation made me feel like a personal fraud. Who was I to be giving advice when it seemed to be working out so poorly in my own life? Our guest today has been there, too. At one point in his life, Kris Simpson was a successful health, wellness, and fitness professional. He was a body-builder who had just won a national championship. He was a husband and had a life to be envied. He was also... an addict. As Kris says, "you're only as sick as your secrets." Today, Kris is a decorated best-selling author and over 5 years sober. His life and business have completely changed. He lives honestly, authentically, and fraudulently, both personally and professionally. I had the joy and honor of interviewing Kris about his personal transformation and how embracing surrender, fighting fraud, and learning the true meaning of "winning" have made all the difference in his life and in the lives of those he teaches. Without any further ado, I give you, Kris Simpson!
80 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
TYL #36: The Evolution of Dance, Life After Going Viral, and Transforming Success with Judson Laipply
Imagine this: You study hard, master your craft, perfect your presentation, put yourself out there, hustle your happy ass off, and then... You. Go. Viral. Your book becomes an international best-seller. Your episode on Oprah is a huge hit. Your post on Twitter breaks the internet. Your video of yourself dancing to every great tune over that last half century goes viral. Then what? While many of us can only imagine how we would react in one of these situations, today's guest has direct experience with the final scenario. In 2006, Judson Laipply uploaded a video of himself dancing at the end of one of his speaking engagements. In the video, he was wearing a bright Orange Crush T-shirt and jeans. A spotlight was directed onto him and he was standing on a plain black stage. Then, the music begins: You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog, Let's Do the Twist, YYYYY-M-C-A. And for the next 6 minutes, Judson does the traditional dance of each individual stage of our collective dance history. People laugh, the music entertains, and Judson is nothing but magnificent. And then, unexpectedly, the video goes viral. And not just any kind of viral-- the very first viral video, ever. Ever! To date, Judson's video has 297 MILLION views, and counting. And remember, this was 2006! Pre-smart phones (for most of us!). What he was able to accomplish was truly revolutionary. But the part that people don't really remember is what happened to Judson after that. So, without any further ado, I'm so incredible excited to present my conversation with of my childhood dance idols (and all around great guys!), Judson Laipply.
27 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
TYL #35: Taking Action (Even When You Don't Feel Ready) with Tracy Timm
So far, we’ve covered Steps 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 (uh, duh): choosing a goal, defining your “why,” determining what winning looks like, and figuring out what activities will be your key indicators of success. Last week was Step Four: figuring out what actions are going to move you closer to your goal. We called these activities, “key indicators.” Key indicators are essential to actually moving the “accomplishing process” forward. Passion is great. Vision is great. Goals are great. But without activities necessary to move the needle, nothing gets done. Nothing changes. Nothing gets learned. Nothing moves forward. Nothing gets done without meaningful, measurable, manageable activities. And as you may remember, one of the reasons that we don’t take the meaningful steps toward our goals is because, in actuality, we are afraid to get started. That feeling takes on new meaning in Step 5 of our method of accomplishment.. Step 5 is very, very, very, very simple. Yes, I needed that many “very’s” despite the fact that my Constitutional Law TA in college advised that I never use the word “very” in my writing ever again. Step 5 is doing the things that move the needle. Aka—finally taking some damn action. As Will said during his rant to end all rants, If I know the fuel is in the engine and I know what winning looks like and we have a needle and Iknow what moves the needle… hey, now we’re talkin’ here. Once that’s done, let’s have some fun with it. I think it’s gonna work. If you’ve diligently (or even non-diligently) gone through the last four steps of this process then you have everything you need to accomplish your goals. The last logical step, then, is actually doing the things you need to do to accomplish those goals. In case no one else has shared this with you or you haven’t lived long enough to figure this out, I’m going to give you the secret that’s been evading you and your goals since the beginning of time. It’s a quote from one of my internet favorites, Marie Forleo. It’s simply this: “Insight comes from action, not thought.”
30 minutes | Oct 11, 2016
TYL #34: How to Know the Key Indicators of Your Success with Tracy Timm
This week is the 4th week in our series on getting stuff done. Not just any stuff. Meaningful, life-changing, important stuff. About a year ago, my friend (and now mentor) Will reached out to me a few weeks ago with a metaphor to beat all metaphors. One metaphor to rule them all. The Big Daddy of Metaphors. And over the last couple weeks, we’ve been breaking down that metaphor into actionable steps you can take to accomplish your most important shit. Because, as Will says, “that’s what this game is all about.” These steps can be summed up by the following: Here’s the breakdown: Know the needle you want to move. Know why you intend to move that needle. Know where you want the needle to go. Know how to move that dang needle. And most importantly… Do the things that move that dang needle! Put even more simply: Choose a goal. Define your “why”. Determine what “winning” looks like. Figure out what you need to do to move closer to that goal. And of course, most importantly… TAKE ACTION. So far, we’ve covered Steps 1 and 2 and 3: choosing a goal, defining your “why,” and determining what winning looks like. Last week, we talked specifically about winning, but not just any kind of winning. We talked about what winning looks like for you. Not for anyone else. Just for you. Defining what winning looks like for yourself, and making it concrete, measurable, and manageable is vital to getting anywhere in life. After all, if we don’t have a target, we can’t ever tell if we’ve gotten there or not. And we certainly can’t take meaningful steps to get there, because there is no “there.” There’s just this ambiguous goal/vision world that we live in because it’s safe. After all, it doesn’t require any risk to dream. So last week, I challenged you to define the finish line for yourself and make it as clear as possible. This week, we have a completely different challenge. Step 4 in this method of madness to accomplish anything you want in life could almost be a mini-version of Step 3. Step 4 is figuring out what moves the needle. What gets you closer to your “win?” What activities get fueled by your “why?” What daily items are going to show you that the needle is actually moving? Aka, how do we move that dang needle?! If you really want to get where you're going-- as quickly as humanly possible-- then you have to listen to this podcast about key indicators and how to get that dang needle moving.