The NEXT LEVEL CONFIDENT podcast is for women who are hungry for personal growth and desire to have the CONFIDENCE to show up powerfully in the world. Our goal is to challenge your thinking & support you in taking action on the bold purpose-driven life you were created to live. Thanks for tuning in!
60. Negotiation Tips for Women to Level Up Badassery with Ginnette Harvey
How can women in the workplace advocate for themselves?
Today we're joined with Ginnette Harvey, Founder of Harper and Gray!
We'll answer questions such as:
How to succeed as a woman in STEM?
How do I negotiate?
How can I ask for a raise or promotion?
How can scarcity as a woman at work be leveraged in my favor?
"Leaders create leaders."
You can either follow the grain or step out onto your own path. When it comes to being a woman in the workplace, we need to take on leadership roles. It was because Ginnette wasn't afraid to be different and stand out that she was able to be a leader and mentor to many women so they could do the same.
Being a leader doesn't mean you have to lose your feminine energy (empathy, kindness, etc.). Leadership and feminine energy actually go hand in hand. You can have it all as a leader!
"Be a voice of authority."
Typically, women don't make up the majority of employees at a workplace. It's easy to feel outnumbered or less than. Sometimes hiding in the shadows of our male coworkers feels safe and is how we cope with being one of few. But no more! You aren't benefitting from staying in the shadows. You may be staying stagnant or you might actually be declining but either way, neither is ideal.
Instead of looking at the gender numbers and feeling like "the only," think about what opportunity that presents to you. You are a scarcity who brings unique and one of a kind ideas and skills to the table! Use being the only female or one of the only females to your advantage, not your disadvantage.
"Don't feel like you need to tick all the boxes."
Generally speaking, women wait to apply for a job or ask for a raise/promotion until they have checked all the boxes or become over qualified for a job. Whereas men don't wait. Men will go for jobs knowing they are underqualified. And guess what? Much of the time they get those positions. We have highly competent women working for average men! It's time to ditch the perfectionist attitude and dive right into getting after what you want. You don't need to wait until you're the "perfect person" for the job.
Action step: we are all responsible for change, regardless of your vantage point. Play your part and take steps towards making a change!
Don't forget to check out the wonderful resources!
Dare to Lead - Brené Brown
Confidence Creator by Heather Monahan
Clubhouse - Confidence and Cocktails
Ginnette Harvey has spent 15 years in the Recruitment industry, co-founded the North American business of one of the largest specialist staffing players globally, and was named by SIA as one of the Top 100 Influential leaders in the field. In 2021, she founded Harper and Gray which has a mission to drive equality through Talent Management.
Connect with Ginnette on LinkedIn @ginnetteharvey or on her website: Harper and Gray
59. How to Overcome Self-Sabotage and Leverage Courage with Emma Marlatt
Is self-sabotage getting in the way of accomplishing your goals?
Sometimes self-sabotage feels like an unstoppable force, but you have the power to change that.
You're going to want to grab a pen and paper because we're getting deep today!
We're joined with Life and Leadership Coach, Emma Marlatt and we're going to be talking all about self-sabotage.
We'll answer questions such as:
What is self-sabotage?
How can I work through my self-sabotage?
What role does fear play in reaching my goals?
What are different methods of self-sabotage?
How does confidence play a part?
"You always make time for things that matter."
One limiting belief so many people struggle with is believing they don't have time. We all have the same amount of time in a day: 24 hours. Not having time ins't the issue, it's how you choose to utilize your time.
We self-sabotage by convincing ourselves we don't have time to work towards our goals, when really we're filling our time with activities and chores of less importance. You might have a full-time job or a family to take care of or maybe even both. All those things are very important to put your time towards. It's the endless scrolling on instagram, excessive cleaning, etc. that's used to prolong starting or completing your goals.
"We take away the power from the fear."
Self-sabotage often stems from a place of fear. Maybe you're afraid of failure or embarrassment or the financial commitment of your goal. We can get so deep into our fears that what we want to achieve completely takes the back seat.
You can take the power away from fear. It's so important to surround yourself with a good support system. Talk to them about what's scaring you! By laying it all out, we are already starting to take the power back. You can't do life alone. Community is so necessary. Fear is a part of life and that's okay. But the key is to learn how to live with the fear and be okay with the nerves; don't just let it take you over.
Don't forget to check out these awesome mentionables and sign up for one of Emma's retreats!
Out Witting the Devil - By Napoleon Hill
The Chris Harder Show
Fire & Grace Retreats
San Diego - September 24 to 26, 2021
Costa Rica - December 31 to January 3, 2022
Emma Marlatt coaches badass females who are on the go and constantly chasing the next goal. She supports them in creating a life of ease and building a foundation in self love, rather than their worth coming from what the world says of them.
She helps them stop the burn out train and step into a mindset that allows them to be present, have meaningful relationships, and create balance.
Connect with Emma on IG @em_marlatt or check out her website www.emmamarlatt.com
58. How to Ask for a Raise w/ Confidence! with Meggie Palmer
Have you ever wanted to ask for a raise but didn't know where to start?
So many women feel extra pressure and anxiety around asking for a raise but it doesn't need to stay that way!
Today we hear from Founder and CEO of Peptalkher, Meggie Palmer!
We'll answer questions such as:
How are different races harmed by the gender gap?
Why is asking for a raise “scary”?
What is the confidence gap?
How can rejection propel me forward?
"We want to close the gap for everyone."
Download The PepTalkHer App now.
The pay gap is not just about gender! The typical gender pay gap is roughly 20% for white women. 20% is crazy!
And it's frustrating to see so many hard working and deserving women receiving less than their male coworkers.
Unfortunately, that 20% is the smallest gap. Women of color are paid even less in comparison. The gender pay gap may start with gender but it doesn't just end there. All the more reason it's time we close the gap.
"A rejection is just a redirection."
Rejection happens. A lot. Being told "no" has been a part of our lives since we were all very young. It was probably even one of the first few words you learned to say!
So why is receiving a "no" such big fear when it comes to our jobs? The world doesn't implode when we are told "no." We continue life as it was.
The key when facing rejection is to not let the no be an end all. Instead, let the "no" be a redirection. If you didn't get the promotion or pay raise you wanted, what can you still get? What else is on the negotiation table?
"Preparation is the most important thing."
Preparation is crucial in asking for a raise. Before you enter into that conversation, you need to have your wish figure, want figure, and walk figure outlined.
Wish figure: what is a number that just sounds too insane to be paid?
Want figure: what number is going to get you excited about work?
Walk figure: what number is too low for your worth?
Having these numbers in your head and ready to go will help you decide whether or not an offer is worth it.
Don't forget to check out the Free Five Day Challenge!
Covid has disproportionately impacted women!
Women are more likely to lose jobs and on more responsibilities at home
Going the Know Your Worth Challenge - 5 minutes for 5 days to understand your worth and ask for your worth
Head to Peptalkher.com/challenge
Great for professional women
Action step: know that you are SO awesome. Know your worth!
Meggie palmer is the Founder and CEO of Peptalkher, an App you can download for free!
Meggie and her team are on a mission to close the pay gap and help supercharge your career!
Connect with Meggie on IG @meggiepalmer or through her website peptalkher.com and @peptalkher on all major social media platforms
57. Why Inclusion & Belonging Starts within YOU with Travis Robinson
Everyone wants to feel included and like they belong.
You have the power to belong regardless of what anyone else says.
In today's episode, we hear from Travis Robinson, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Spotify!
We'll answer questions such as:
How can I create an environment of inclusion and belonging for myself and others?
What is the difference between happiness and joy?
Why is it important to set boundaries?
How can I prioritize myself?
“There is power behind inclusion and belonging for yourself. Belonging starts within you”
You need to believe that you belong wherever you are and wherever you're going. Regardless of anyone (including society as a whole) who tells you that you don't belong. Be firm in knowing you that you DO.
Of course it's important to surround yourself with people and companies who are showing their inclusion and diversity, but you need to believe it for yourself so you aren't relying on others to tell you where you belong.
“The things that spark you joy should connect to your purpose.”
Joy is knowng who you are and being PROUD of what you're doing. Your purpose and your joy and not the same thing, however, they are very connect with one another.
Joy is long term and sticks with you because it is part of your being. We define purpose as when you feel enriched and full with the things that bring you joy because they are intertwined with what your life's purpose is.
“It’s so easy losing yourself fighting for everyone else”
You've heard it before and you're hearing it again because this point is just SO important. You need to take care of yourself to take care of others. Process your life's trauma, take care of your mental and physical self, make sure your cup is being filled before you go full force into giving yourself to the needs of others.
The airplane analogy is always perfect for this topic. The flight attendants tell you to put on your oxygen mask before you help others in an emergency. Why do they say this? Because you can't help others if you're not taking care of your own needs first.
Make sure you check out this amazing read!
Greyboy by Cole Brown
Our song and artist recommendations:
Fresh Wind Hillsong
You’re Never Alone Brittany Howard
Travis L. Robinson is a people and brand evangelist, specializing in curating connections and experiences for diversity, equity and belonging.
Travis is Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist Officer of Zeal Culture, The 12th Avenue Agency, and Belonging. At Monday - a collective of brand development, thought leadership and talent engagement organizations focused on underrepresented communities. In addition, he currently serves as Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Spotify.
Connect with Travis!
Twitter: @travislrobinson | instagram: @travis.l.robinson | website: www.travislinardrobinson.com
56. Social Impact, Purpose & Get Your Butt off the Couch! with Anna Derinova-Hartmann
Have you ever thought about the social impact you have?
Or maybe that you have no impact? (which isn't true!)
Today we hear from Community Engagement and CSR Program Manager at Amazon, Anna Derinova-Hartmann!
We'll answer questions such as:
What is social impact?
How can I make an impact in my community?
What is my purpose?
How can I get off the hamster wheel?
“You have it, you share it."
Thinking about your social impact can be daunting. It's best to break it down especially when you're first beginning. One of the easiest ways to start contributing to your social impact is to share what you have an abundance of. Making sure you and your family have what you need first and foremost is important, but letting go of all the extras you have is a great way to make a positive impact. You could also start volunteering somewhere where there's a need.
"Don’t be afraid to have a day or two where you're not saving the world."
Doing good and helping out the people in your community is amazing. However, sometimes we get so caught up in it that we end up feeling guilty if we aren't constantly putting effort towards others. Taking time to check in with yourself and focus on what you need is just as important as helping out others. Think of it like the classic "help yourself to help others."
Remember that you aren't saving the world alone. Everyone should be contributing to their social impact so when you need a break, it's perfectly fine. When there's a team of people working together, not everyone has to to 'the most' all the time.
Finding out your purpose will give you a life where you get to choose. When we aren't pursuing our purpose, we end up on a hamster wheel going in circles with no aim. Once you are aware of your purpose and what direction you want to go, you are capable of directing yourself in a way that will get you fulfilling your purpose.
Action item: Get your mental and physical ass off of your mental and physical couch and do something! Whether it be reading a book, cleaning out, asking 'why' questions, or talking to your partner, just do something. And make sure you're repetitive in what you do!
Don't forget to check out Zach Mercurio for some amazing reads on purpose!
Anna Derinova-Hartmann is a Community Engagement and CSR Program Manager at Amazon and lives in Munich, Germany. Anna is a Social Impact professional, challenging social inequality and institutional barriers by empowering vulnerable social groups.
She strongly believes in the power of connections, cooperation and partnership, working hard on building bridges between various business and socio-economic sectors.
Connect with Anna on LinkedIn.
55. Stress Management + Health Benefits of Cold Showers with Dylan Ali
When was the last time you felt stressed?
Stress might be unavoidable but learning how to manage it will drastically change your life!
Today's podcast is a little bit different than usual because I am joined by my wonderful husband, Frankie Vignone, as well as our guest, Dylan Ali! Dylan is a professional speaker and loves helping others make positive changes in their lives.
We'll answer questions such as:
How can I manage my stress?
Where do I find true happiness?
What does real self development look like?
How can I be successful?
“The happier I am, the more life gives me to be happy about.”
It can be hard to see the good things in life or the positive side of a tough situation. It's much easier to feel down on life than to make good out of a not so great situation. But one thing Dylan points out is that the happier he is, the more he finds in life to be happy about. When we have a negative outlook or attitude, it makes life murky. But when we are able to find things to be happy about, no matter how big or small, we are often lead to find more and more happiness.
“Self development has nothing to do with what you can add, has everything to do with what you can take away.”
What if I told you we are all already successful? Yes, even you! We ALL have success within us. It's just a matter of taking what you have inside and exposing it. The success is already there, you just need to learn how to put that success on display. So often we create avatars based on our insecurities and walk around as a shadowed version of ourself. In order to bring out the success within us, we first need to shed the insecurities we are carrying around that mask the success.
"Having discipline turns that commitment into something viable."
Commitment is great. But it's not what brings you to your goals. That's what discipline's job is. Discipline is what gets you through the hard parts and the times you feel like giving up. Discipline is what carries you through all of that and gives your commitment the ability to produce results.
Take the 14 day challenge!
14 days of 3 minute cold showers or cold plunging (dunking yourself into a cold body of water)
You will reduce your stress and learn to breathe! (Breathing properly is SO important for our health)
Dylan Ali is a keynote speaker, transformational coach and sales executive.
With 20+ years in corp IT sales Dylan has been able to create a framework that is repeatable and scalable to all areas of life resulting in more love and less fear. We operate from two sources at all times, love or fear. Dylan has been able to guide people in transmuting that fear into love, in turn acting from that space. We all have baggage, we all have emotional trauma. Many of us are taught to suppress those feelings in order to find success. That success comes at a heavy price. Dylan teaches you how to negotiate that price for a life worth living.
Connect with Dylan on LinkedIn- Dylan Ali.
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