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May 28, 2018

Face to face with another individual, we have the opportunity to see their body language, tone, eye movement, and many other non-verbal queues that clue us into how to best interact.

Translating your offline persona and style into the digital arena isn't always the easiest when these subtleties are left out. I know I've certainly experienced this, and maybe you have too.

When equipped with the proper strategy and etiquette, the digital space can seem a lot less intimidating and it's a heck of a lot easier to feel like you're being you.

My guest today, Erin Gargan, is an award-winning entrepreneur, Amazon best-selling author, and digital persuasion expert. She sold her first two companies, Jump Digital Media and PMS.com before the age of 30. In  2010,  she founded Socialite Agency, a social media firm whose clients include The Oscars, ABC/Disney, VISA, Target, Siemens, Hitachi, and others. She is the author of Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace. Erin helps sales, marketing, and event professionals attract attention and increase influence by becoming more effective digital communicators.

We unpack Erin's story, what it takes to be successful in being heard in outbound marketing and the digital area, and the nitty-gritty of Digital Persuasion.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How to translate your offline persona into the online space
  • What the online disinhibition effect tells us about why we behave the way we do online
  • How to make better decisions before we post
  • What persuasion is
  • The way other people perceive us online and being more of a server or a friend
  • The goal of ethical persuasion and moving people to action
  • How to widdle down your message and what skill to focus on
  • And MORE…
May 21, 2018

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We now have the opportunity to fill every waking moment with something… anything. Idle time doesn’t exist anymore. Powering down and turning off comes with this looming sense of guilt that “I should be doing something.” As if our sense of self is not just subtly, but wholly tied up in doing.

The philosopher Blaise Pascal said this:

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone

A deeper part of us knows that being perpetually distracted isn’t right, but also knows what happens in those moments of quiet. That we’ll actually have to face what we’ve been ignoring for so long. That we’ll come face to face with our insecurities, feelings not felt, and dreams we’ve set aside while we plug away being a model citizen and believer in the good ol’ American dream.

Comedian Louis CK says this beautifully in a conversation with Conan O’Brian about why he hates cell phones. He calls it the forever empty… the knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re all alone...

May 14, 2018

To show up fully as leaders, it's essential to know thyself. Knowing your triggers, what trips you up, along with your strengths and being emotionally intelligent is what will create strong and compassionate leaders.

Jenna Phillips Ballard began her career in 2006 as a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities and has been featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. Halfway through her career, she realized that she had a bigger calling. She’s on a mission to motivate and inspire as many people as possible to become leaders and make this world a better place.

Jenna wants everyone to truly fall in love with themselves, because Self Love will heal this planet. She discovered the power of Self Love when she made a full recovery from brain damage after waking up from a coma in 2000. Her commitment to making a full recovery depended solely on how she thought of herself, and she realized that her purpose is to empower others to break through their limiting beliefs and create an unforgettable life.

In 2016, she cofounded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband and together they have coached hundreds of people into their greatness. She is also the founder of Unicorn University - an online membership community where women never spend another day being beige, broke, or behaved.

Today we'll dive into leadership, emotional intelligence, overcoming low self-worth, and knowing your triggers.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How Jenna recovered from a traumatic brain injury despite the doctors grim diagnosis
  • Why living in another country can give you a completely different perspective on how other people live
  • Jenna's definition of emotional intelligence
  • How to respond and not react to your emotions
  • Cultivating a strong and loving relationship with your ego
  • How Jenna overcame her low self-worth, and how she continues to keep it in check
  • Why seeking approval can control how you choose what you do
  • And MORE…
May 7, 2018

Blame… oh righteous indignant blame. Pointing the finger is easy, and you know what, the more you practice the more you tend to do it.

There are many subtleties to blame. Versions of blame that are quiet and others that are big and ugly.

There’s those passing moments where you can just toss it away, like it never happened. A driver cuts you off in traffic and you erupt for a moment. It’s the rain’s fault that you can’t do what you wanted to do today. Your partner left all the dirty dishes in the sink before leaving for work and you come home to a mountain of filth. The salt is not in it’s usual spot in the kitchen and you’re sure it was your kid.

Then there’s big ass ugly blame. This shows up and owns you. It finds the override switch and your intense anger, rage, sadness, despair… it’s all someone else’s fault, and in some cases, rightfully so. A physical assault or a legitimate injustice. Or at work, a team member dropped the ball on a project causing you time and money...

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