80 episodes

A podcast offering tips and tricks for reinventing yourself by former More Magazine Editor In Chief and creator of CoveyClub.com, Lesley Jane Seymour.

Reinvent Yourself Lesley Jane Seymour

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A podcast offering tips and tricks for reinventing yourself by former More Magazine Editor In Chief and creator of CoveyClub.com, Lesley Jane Seymour.

    #80: Indrani Goradia (Interrupting your family’s cycle of violence)

    #80: Indrani Goradia (Interrupting your family’s cycle of violence)

    Goradia says she grew up with yelling, screaming, and physical violence at home and thought that was the way it was. Then she got pregnant and "realized I didn’t want to hurt this 6 week old baby.” She tried six therapists until she found the right person to help her implement the “dream of the way I’d like to be parented.” To share her learning, Goradia created the global foundation Raftcares.org (Resilience for Advocates Through Foundational Training) so that anyone can listen to her free classes and break these terrible cycles.  Or you can start with “The Power of a Positive No" by William Ury (https://amzn.to/2SoCi1G), one of her “favorite tools". 

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    #79: Sonsoles Gonzalez (Jumping into the research gap her bosses ignored)

    #79: Sonsoles Gonzalez (Jumping into the research gap her bosses ignored)

    When Sonsoles Gonzalez, founder of hair and skincare line Better Not Younger (Better-NotYounger.com), worked in corporate (L’Oreal, P & G) the researchers came in regularly to point out that women 40+ were an underserved market. But the corporations didn't want to go there.  “We used to joke in meetings: ‘What happens to women 45+? Do they disappear?’” she says. Last year, at age 54, she rushed into the gap with her own line of haircare and scalp products that cater directly to aging hair; she also created oral supplements to promote healthy hair growth. Sonsales says entrepreneurship is so “exhilarating” she now “realize[s] how much I had stopped learning." Her advice for anyone launching off of a corporate job: 1. Gravitate to what you love to do. 2. Talk to people doing something similar. 3. Be prepared not to look back.
     
     



     

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    #78: Reinventing the Sister Act (Julie and Royce Pinkwater)

    #78: Reinventing the Sister Act (Julie and Royce Pinkwater)

    “The wonderful thing with sibling love is that it comes with a deep, deep trust. You know almost everything about each other.”
    So says Julie Pinkwater, co-founder, with her sister Royce, of Oathlife.com, a new premium oat milk with 15 grams of plant protein.  Pinkwater, a former magazine publisher (who launched More Magazine), reinvented first into the real estate business, joining Royce, a real estate veteran, to create Pinkwater Select, a boutique agency sourcing luxury properties around the world. When Royce needed a new “level of learning and challenge”, she reinvented into the “highly competitive” drink business with a product called Bonta.
    “We know each other’s skill sets and don’t overlap,” she says, noting that the sisters also have “a challenge all siblings have—you bring all your childhood baggage with you,” says Julie: “There’s lots of joy, laughter, and tough days, too. But there’s no backbiting or infighting.  Our biggest problem is constant snacking.”

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    #77: How to start your dream reinvention for $20K or less (Amanda McIntosh)

    #77: How to start your dream reinvention for $20K or less (Amanda McIntosh)

    How does a professional musician and self-described “book worm” start a fabulous niche beauty product for under $20,000? By noticing a “glaring hole” with a “low barrier to entry” and jumping in. Amanda McIntosh, was on her way home from a concert when she realized she didn’t have any more washcloths for her special skincare routine. She was grossed out by the grey, half-wet wash cloths left on her shower rail.  “My practical brain got started, asking, ‘How do you change the process?’”  McIntosh began by researching how to make a washcloth that was stain-resistant, quick drying, and would “feel fancy.”  Dozens of trips to the fabric store led her to an incredibly soft polyester used in baby blankets that met all of her qualifications. Her washable makeup remover clothes called Take My Face Off, Inc (TakeMyFaceOff.com) was born. Today, Take My Face Off products  disrupt the unsustainable makeup wipe business by selling amusing reusable wipes that last for 4-5 years.  “I invested a good portion of my retirement account” to get started, she says. “I never wanted to lose more than I could earn back in a year.” 

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    #76: How to relaunch your career after a break (Mika and Ginny Brzezinski)

    #76: How to relaunch your career after a break (Mika and Ginny Brzezinski)

    “Women [who have had a career break] feel dislodged from the rest of the world and they feel everybody sees it,” says Mika Brzezinski co-host of TV’s Morning Joe, founder of KnowYourValue.com, and co-author with her sister-in-law Ginny, of the new handbook “Comeback Careers” Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success at 40,50, and Beyond” (https://amzn.to/2NqJBUM).  “I want to tell them, it’s all right not to know what’s next. They have value. They may have to take a big step back, use a side hustle or go sideways in the door.” Listen in as Mika and Ginny divulge some of their research on how to network more strategically, how to pitch your volunteer work to a corporate recruiter, and how to short circuit your negative mindset.

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    #75: Ditch your 50-line To Do List for a 5-line Priority List (Tonya Dalton)

    #75: Ditch your 50-line To Do List for a 5-line Priority List (Tonya Dalton)

    “Overwhelm is not having too much to do, it’s not knowing where to start,” says Tonya Dalton, serial entrepreneur and author of “The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less” (https://amzn.to/2sa7598) a “mini course” in a new organization paradigm.  Dalton believes most productivity manuals fail women because they are written by men who can’t account for or understand the multi-faceted, multi-pressured lives real women lead.  “Women have a lot more guilt, lean in more to productivity and process things differently in our brains,” she says. Join this insightful conversation with CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, where Dalton explains that you must put your purpose, passion and priorities at the center of your life so you can “create structure for the weeks and days”.  She explains how to create a “priority list” with “Escalate" at the top, “Cultivate" in the middle, and “Accommodate" at the bottom.  "Most of us get stuck at the bottom in the accommodate area," she warns.  “Screaming fires get done but are not so important.” 



     

     

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