24 episodes

Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.

Authority Journey Kathryn Aragon

    • Business

Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.

    #24 Your Challenge, Should You Decided to Accept It

    #24 Your Challenge, Should You Decided to Accept It

    Remember your school days. Senioritis before you were a senior? Our goal was to graduate, finish whatever schooling was left, and get on with life.


    But the reality is, schooling should never stop. To succeed, we've got to stop thinking that learning is for kids. We must be lifelong learners if we're going to stay on the Authority Journey.


    Welcome to the Authority Journey Podcast!


    Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.


    My name is Kathryn Aragon, and I’m your host for today’s episode: Your Challenge, Should You Choose to Accept It


    Why your Authority Journey should never end


    The Authority Journey is really a journey of learning... growing... evolving.If you stop growing, you're regressing.The world is always evolving. You need to keep up.There's always more to learn.The more you know, the more connections you can make, the more you can accomplish.

    Announcement: This is the last episode of the Authority Journey Podcast.


    I'm launching a new brand - Solopreneur Life.It's a spin-off. One that's even more practical and actionable.It needs my full attention. So, the Authority Journey Podcast will become the Solopreneur Life Podcast.

    If you like the Authority Journey Podcast, you'll love the Solopreneur Life Podcast. Look for it in your favorite podcast listing — and subscribe.


    Need help building your authority through content and strategic marketing. Visit me at KathrynAragon.com.


    Stay awesome.

    • 11 min
    #23 If It Feels Like Marketing, You're Doing It Wrong

    #23 If It Feels Like Marketing, You're Doing It Wrong

    Welcome to the Authority Journey Podcast!


    Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.


    My name is Kathryn Aragon, and I’m your host for today’s episode: If It Feels Like Marketing, You're Doing It Wrong.


    What does marketing feel like?


    pushyself-promotionalsmarmy

    What are the alternatives?


    Value-first (Give, Give, Give, Ask)Create desire (demand generation)Word of mouthBe share-worthy -

    Keys:


    you-focusedgenerositylong-game - no shortcuts

    • 13 min
    #22 Finding Your Inherent Genius

    #22 Finding Your Inherent Genius

    Welcome to the Authority Journey Podcast!


    Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.


    My name is Kathryn Aragon, and I’m your host for today’s episode: Finding Your Inherent Genius


    Show Notes:


    Robin Williams wanted to be a dramatic actor. His genius was comedy.


    Will Ferrell is a genius at comedy, but he doesn’t resist. He owns it.


    I started my career wanting to write fiction.


    3 things going on here...


    JudgmentCommitmentConsistency

    You have permission to change your destination. But...


    Don’t judge - yourself or others.One path isn’t better or worse than any other.Know yourself.Be honest / objective

    How do you find your genius? (This is what the Authority Journey is about.)


    Look for those areas that seem too easy.Where do people look to you for help?What could you stand up right now and talk about for 15 minutes?

    You be you. Your genius needs nurturing.


    Discover it.


    Feed it.


    Exercise it

    • 21 min
    #21 Chaos, Uncertainty and Growth

    #21 Chaos, Uncertainty and Growth

    When chaos comes into your life, how do you respond?


    Welcome to the Authority Journey Podcast!


    Achieving your most audacious goals doesn't happen by accident. Explore the Authority Journey and what it takes to influence, lead, and succeed.


    My name is Kathryn Aragon, and I’m your host for today’s episode: Chaos, Uncertainty, and Growth.


    Sam Ovens at Consulting.com, is an authority journey worth studying. In less than a decade, he went from living in his parents' garage to running a multimillion-dollar business.


    I got to work with him for a short while after he moved to New York. The growth even from there to today has been nothing short of amazing.


    Recently I saw his story of those early days. The word that stood out was "chaos."


    That's the big takeaway I had from his story. Growth is chaotic. If you aren't comfortable with chaos... if you try to shut it down and contain it... you'll kill the growth.


    When I experienced the injury to my spinal cord that left me bed-bound for 4 years, I was completely reliant on my family to feed me and bring me my computer.


    Because of that, I got nervous when my business started to get chaotic. I didn't know that signaled growth. And I couldn't handle the stress, so I tried to contain it.


    It created a slump in my business that I've had to work doubly hard to overcome.


    > Growth is chaotic. You'll have multiple balls in the air, and you'll have no idea where they're going to land.


    > You need to look for clarity, not control. Make sure you know where you're heading, so you can let some of those balls go. Some of your activities aren't in alignment with your goals — they just look attractive.


    > Push through. Don't be afraid of chaos. You do need to manage it, but you don't need to be afraid of it.


    How to manage chaos:


    Set your priorities. What matters, what doesn't?Don't slack off. Try to stay ahead of your deadlines. You may be working harder for a while, but it's an investment in your future.Get help. You only have so many hours in the day. Build a team that believes in your vision, and delegate whatever you can.Examine your "why": make sure you believe in it enough to deal with the chaos.Enjoy the ride. This is what growth looks like. You can't just want the destination. You have to enjoy the trip.

    • 18 min
    #20 Fast Tracking Success

    #20 Fast Tracking Success

    One thing at a time...


    Sounds like good advice, doesn't it?


    I recently realized something: while "one thing at a time" is good advice, it can actually slow your growth.


    What's weird is I actually thought I followed the one thing at a time model. But I've realized, the only times I have done it are the periods where I was starting from zero OR my life was stalling out.


    One thing at a time marks my moments of no growth. No achievements worth speaking about.


    My name is Kathryn Aragon, and I’m your host for today’s episode: Fast-tracking Success

    • 19 min
    #19 Belief and Responsibility

    #19 Belief and Responsibility

    Belief in yourself is your responsibility. But most of us grow up with people telling us there are things we can't do or that we're not good at.


    You may have people in your life who focus on the negative and may put you down or minimize your accomplishments.


    Those voices can replay in our minds and block our success.  

    • 21 min