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Quit Your Job Responsibly with Joy Bretz
Episode 011 – Joy Bretz of nJoyBnFIT & Leave with Ease Do you feel like you’re chained to your desk watching life pass you by? Trying to figure out how you can manage financially if you do what you love? Are you suffering the health, mental and emotional effects of work-related stress and burnout? In this episode, Joy Bretz tells us about Leave with Ease - a program she created to help you develop your exit strategy to pursue a career and life that brings greater health and happiness. You can connect with Joy at https://www.njoymindbodyandsoul.com
Our Guest Joy Bretz is passionate about helping stressed-out professionals. She spent 20+ years in a high stress corporate financial management career, paying a heavy toll physically, mentally and emotionally. She understands all too well the desire of many to leave that lifestyle behind and live life on their own terms. Joy realized she had a choice, leaving her corporate career behind in 2016 to reclaim her purpose and her life. Now, she wants to help others do the same.
Leave with Ease is a blueprint to help stressed-out professionals set themselves up to leave their day job without jeopardizing their standard of living while reclaiming their time, well-being, finances and peace of mind.
In this episode, I talk to Joy about:
How a #metoo experience pushed her over the edge and on the path to a more purposeful life. Ways stress manifests itself in your body and what to do about it. Techniques to maintain your physical, mental and emotional health. Why money may not be the only thing standing between you and your ideal life. What to do RIGHT NOW if your job is stressing you out. Connect with Joy Bretz: Website: https://www.njoymindbodyandsoul.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/njoymindbodyandsoul/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/njoybnfit/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-bretz
Designing a Life of Freedom with Latiesha Johnson
Do you feel handcuffed to a career or business that won’t let you enjoy life the way you really want to? In this episode, Latiesha Johnson tells us how she turned the traditional model of life as a corporate accountant on its ear spend half of the year traveling the world and offers practical strategies to bring more freedom into your life. You can connect with Latiesha at LivingDreamsJoyfully.com
Leave a Legacy, Not Drama: Elaine Cauley
How do you want people to remember you when you’re gone? Will they remember the wonderful memories you shared, or the chaos left behind?
Author and Legacy Consultant Elaine Cauley finds purpose in grief. She’s spent 30 years helping people work through the pain of losing a loved one. Now, she’s helping them think ahead and equipping them with the tools to create a legacy plan.
Building a Multimillion-dollar Brand with Jane Spicer of Daphne's Headcovers
Jane Spicer is the CEO of Daphne’s Headcovers - a multimillion-dollar woman-owned global manufacturing corporation in Arizona with customers at top resorts and golf shops in more than 75 countries. Jane shares the triumphs and challenges of entrepreneurship, including parent guilt and work life balance, overcoming fear and how implementing systems allowed her to build a sustainable company.
Tiffany Haddish and the Currency of Likability
if you don’t follow entertainment news, chances are you’ve heard about comedian Katt Williams’ tirade against fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish, questioning the meteoric rise of the Girls Trip star over more tenured black women comedians. He’s not the first to be critical of the recent Emmy Award-winning Haddish. Others have argued that she reinforces negative stereotypes or that she simply isn’t funny. What is it about Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Lil Rel Howery – all dissed by Katt Williams – that allows them to tap into levels of success alluding their arguably funnier predecessors? All three are high rolling in the currency of likability.
What is likability? For starters, it's not about intentionally competing in a popularity contest. It's about genuinely being the type of [caption id="attachment_1826" align="alignright" width="250"] Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Emmy Awards[/caption] person that others want to be around. Even if you consider yourself an introvert, humans are hard-wired to be relational. People who rank high in likability often possess the ability to break down barriers and authentically connect. We want them on our teams. We preferentially patronize their businesses. They're top of mind when it comes to new opportunities or referrals - even over people who may be more qualified. If you read other articles on improving your likability, you’ll often see a focus on tactics like remembering names and smiling, but likability runs deeper than this. It gets to the root of your character and the way you express it in the company of others. In my experience teaching workshops on personal branding for corporations and professional organizations for more than a decade, here’s a common attitude I see among people low in likability: “I don’t go to work to make friends.” That may be true, but the wall you’ve constructed between you and your colleagues may also be the barrier between you and the opportunities you’ve been after. Does that mean you have to go to Happy Hour with your co-workers? No, but it does mean being willing to demonstrate and embrace the characteristics that make us human – not just worker bots. Because likability is currency, the more you have, the more doors you’ll find opening for you. Mentioned in the show: Platform for Purpose Incubator
How to be more likable Here are five practical principles that can help you to build more likability currency, even if you don’t consider yourself outgoing or charismatic:
Be Open Many of us feel connected to Tiffany Haddish because there’s something in her story that we relate to. I get that you don’t want your co-workers “in your business” but sharing something fun that happened over the weekend or talking about last night’s game is a far cry from sharing intimate details of your marriage. Make an effort to find common interests with colleagues that you interact with on a regular basis. Be Interested When engaged in conversation, are you listening to what others are saying or simply waiting for your turn to speak? Practicing active listening and asking questions helps people to feel heard, which fosters respect. Be Excited This is where Katt Williams gets a big, fat “F”. Do you have the capacity to celebrate others when they’re winning, or are you critical and envious? The success of others doesn’t mean that future opportunities aren’t available to you. Instead of fighting over the same piece of pie, what if we work to make the pie bigger? Operate from a mindset of abundance, not scarcity. Be Helpful We live is a self-centered society where the value of relationships is too often measured by what you stand to gain. Instead, look for opportunities to bring value to others, even if you perceive yourself as the small fish in the interaction. Be Consistent Although Katt Williams is a successful comed
Turning Your Passion into a Business - SaRatta Reeves Murphy
About the Show After making beaded bracelets as an Autism Walk fundraiser for her niece, SaRatta Reeves Murphy stumbled upon an idea that would grow into a lucrative jewelry business with worldwide sales. But it wasn’t as easy as making pretty products. In this conversation, SaRatta talks about how she learned everything she could about the industry and how to run a business. I’ve been coaching early-stage entrepreneurs for nearly a decade, and one thing I’ve found is that people tend to rest on one extreme or the other – you’re either a meticulous planner who needs a 20-page strategy, 5 checklists, timelines and a Six Sigma project before you make a decision, or you get an idea tonight and you’ve invested your life savings into launching it tomorrow. Okay, everybody is not THAT extreme, but you get my point. In this episode, SaRatta talks about how she didn’t start with a 20-page business plan, but spent time learning about her industry, how to market, coming trends, and built and continues to evolve accordingly. This is especially critical for people who are starting a business based on something you love to do, like cooking or speaking. It is absolutely CRITICAL that you don’t coast on passion alone. If you’re going to get out of hustle mode and build a viable business, you have to learn about business. Period. SaRatta also talks about learning to hire and outsource early. You may think you can’t afford to get help, but at some point, you can’t afford not to.
Our Guest Reeves Murphy is a wife, dog mom, and CEO of expressions bracelets, an online hand-crafted jewelry company with products in 30+ stores worldwide and available on three different websites. SaRatta donates a portion of each sale to creating bracelets to raise Autism Awareness. SaRatta began her career as a national spokesmodel for various corporate clients to include Toyota where she was a part of the The Live Your Life Tour with Oprah Winfrey. She quickly realized her passion for entertaining audiences and became a corporate trainer for Verizon Wireless and MillerCoors. This soon led to her traveling the country as a speaker and trainer for Monster.com’sMaking It Count Programs.
SaRatta has traveled to over 41 states presenting programs to individuals from high school students to career professionals on a variety of subjects including, career development, branding, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and personal development.
Topics Discussed Moving beyond the startup hustle to a sustainable work schedule. Research, trendspotting and knowing how to position yourself within your industry. Outsourcing, hiring good employees and building a structure so your business can run without you. Why your family and friends aren’t your customers. Managing multiple brands. The costly lesson she learned in business. The two important relationships you need to succeed. People & Things Mentioned During the Show expressions bracelets SaRatta Speaks on Facebook The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss 5 Rules to Win Being You by Isha Cogborn Watch SaRatta and her niece, Storm on Good Morning Texas
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