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Kick Ass in Life is a weekly podcast to help you get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Hosted by Laura Eshelman, this podcast helps you stand apart in a sea of sameness and get noticed. Through episodes with focused, quick tips as well as interviews with professionals, this podcast highlights stories of success, failure and everything in between. So go out there and Kick Ass in LIFE. Connect now and submit your questions at www.kickassin.life or Instagram @kickassin.life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

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    • 4.7, 19 Ratings

Kick Ass in Life is a weekly podcast to help you get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Hosted by Laura Eshelman, this podcast helps you stand apart in a sea of sameness and get noticed. Through episodes with focused, quick tips as well as interviews with professionals, this podcast highlights stories of success, failure and everything in between. So go out there and Kick Ass in LIFE. Connect now and submit your questions at www.kickassin.life or Instagram @kickassin.life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kick-ass-in-life/support

    How to be Productive with Jeff Sanders

    How to be Productive with Jeff Sanders

    Since we're all working from home these days, you might have experienced some lulls in your productivity. It's hard to stay productive when you can't plan for the future and each day feels similar to the last. Today's episode should hopefully address that and give you some tools to be more productive. 

    My guest today is Jeff Sanders. He is a productivity expert. He is the host of the show the 5 a.m. Miracle Podcast and a book by the same name. He got started by testing ways to be even more productive in his own life.

    We talk about how you can work most effectively in this new situation. How can you block distractions, guarantee focus, be amped up for the day to get stuff done while you’re stuck at home. We talk about how to maintain focus, establish specific work times, how to win your morning, how to deal with the afternoon slump, how to still achieve your goals and so much more.

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    • 34 min
    How to Listen to your Inner GPS with Maria Gavriel

    How to Listen to your Inner GPS with Maria Gavriel

    Maria Gavriel is a career coach and author, and she helps her clients have an awesome life by doing what they love. Marias’ path to coaching wasn’t easy. She always enjoyed coaching but found it a challenge to make a business out of it, especially when she had a successful business. When she felt like something was missing, she went back to coaching. In today's episode,  she's sharing her tips for how to move in the direction of your dreams.  

    We talk about how to listen to your inner GPS for what direction to move in, how to be in charge of your own professional success, how to clarify the vision for a direction you want to move in, how to create micro-goals for yourself and how to find accountability so you actually get it done. 

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    • 37 min
    How to Build a Dream Career with Dia Darling

    How to Build a Dream Career with Dia Darling

    We throw around this term "dream career," but you might be wondering "What’s possible?" Is a dream career attainable or is it a pipe dream?  I know I’ve wondered what’s possible- especially once you find yourself on a certain path for a certain amount of time. Do you need to stay on that path or can you pivot into something that will bring you more joy  - is there anything out there that might bring you more joy you’re not paying attention to right now? It’s hard to know when you’re on the right path. But in truth is there is no right path. You will never be 100 percent sure the path you’re on is the right path. And that’s ok. That’s why we’re here to ask questions.

    What we pay attention to matters and so does asking the right questions. Which is what today is about. My guest has some action-orientated ideas to help you start making goals and taking incremental action so you can start heading in the direction of a career of your dreams.

    Dia Darling is the podcast creator and host of Creatives Crushing Anxiety. She is also a project manager and coach helps entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, and speakers launch their businesses, books, and events. Today’s episode she will help us launch our dream careers. We talk about how to how to identify a direction to move in, how to get started on the path toward your dream career, how to take action, how to have open conversations to hack your current job, and how to meet others to help you on your path to a dream career. 

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    • 28 min
    The Fun in Frugality

    The Fun in Frugality

    Being frugal gets a bad reputation. Being called thrifty or economical or, God forbid, cheap is just such an insult. It makes everyone think of their super miserly friend who won’t pay his share, is stingy with tips, and who is always mooching off of other people. Why did that one person have to give frugality such a bad reputation? Frugality can actually be kind of fun. 

    Today we’re talking about how to be frugal -- and why it’s important. How to save money by simple tricks and hacks and swaps to utilizing deal and discount sites. If you do everything on the list, it will be impossible not to start saving toward your goals. I created this episode before the Covid 19 outbreak but it's important to find ways to be frugal more than ever - especially when the economy is in such a tailspin and jobs are uncertain. 

    I’m the deal person in my friend group. I’m the person with the Google doc of all the happy hours in the city and will happily share it around. I know of the free, cheap, and fun activities and will always invite my friends along. I don’t have to be frugal, but I choose to be to help my future me.

    If you become the deal person in your friend group, they’ll thank you. They secretly would love to have their money go a bit further. Reclaim frugality. There’s nothing wrong with being frugal. You are not fearful of spending money–you are just being smart about how you spend it. Here are some easy ways to save money. Take what you like and leave the rest. Even finding one or two ways to save will help you in the long run.

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    • 14 min
    How to Pay Off Loans and How to Use Credit Cards

    How to Pay Off Loans and How to Use Credit Cards

    Are you saddled with student loans? It's an awful feeling. It could feel like you’re in a deep hole and that doesn’t have the tools to get out. The path to paying it off may seem endless. Today's episode aims to help you start feeling in control of your student loans.  

    We also talk about credit cards, which can be useful, but they can also be super sketchy. They’re a powerful tool when used correctly, making commerce more convenient and easy, but they also offer a lot of temptation to spend more than you have. If you are debt-free, credit cards might be a good tool to track your expenses, build your credit score, and offer a layer of security so you don’t have to carry around cash everywhere. If you treat credit cards like the tool they are and pay them off every month, you’ll be one step closer to building a credit history for yourself. Here are some things you should definitely know about having credit cards.

    In today's episode, we’re talking about both how to pay off student loans and how to use credit cards. We dive into how to make payments automatic, where to start when choosing which loan to pay off first, how to avoid new debt and how to use credit cards (yes those are a type of loan too). I’m not a financial advisor, so please ask your financial advisor for advice. Let’s dive in. 

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    • 12 min
    How to Negotiate Your Salary and Get Paid with Denise Liebetrau

    How to Negotiate Your Salary and Get Paid with Denise Liebetrau

    If you don’t negotiate your salary, you’re leaving money on the table - there are these calculations that say that you can leave from half a million to a million on the table each year. That’s insane!  That’s money that’s just waiting for you to take.

    Denise Liebetrau wants you to get paid what you’re worth. And the only way to do that is by asking. That’s what we’re talking about today. Getting PAID through successful salary negotiations. 

    Denise runs prosper consulting LLC which helps her clients be successful in salary negotiations and shes' sharing her secrets with us. 

    In today's episode, we talk about how you can frame your negotiation, do the research so you have the information to be successful, how to lead with a business case, how to frame your accomplishments and results, how to frame to your manager, how to be visible and how to answer the why in the negotiation. This is super actionable information you can take into your next salary negotiation - either at your current job or at a new job. 

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    • 30 min

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Smart Podcast

Helpful advice that isn’t long winded

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Great conversation. Great guests. Great advice!

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