64 episodes

A podcast for people who refuse to live on autopilot, where we celebrate risk-takers, go-getters, and anyone craving a change.
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Piloting Piloting Pod

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A podcast for people who refuse to live on autopilot, where we celebrate risk-takers, go-getters, and anyone craving a change.
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    63. How Do I Turn a Love of Beauty Into a Brick and Mortar Business? with Esthetician & Skincare Studio Owner Lizzie Hanes

    63. How Do I Turn a Love of Beauty Into a Brick and Mortar Business? with Esthetician & Skincare Studio Owner Lizzie Hanes

    Lizzie Hanes is an esthetician and the owner of Lizzie Hanes skincare studio in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her journey to finding her career took her from pre-med to midwifery and customer service at a beauty brand before finally landing on esthetics.
    Lizzie shares her entrepreneurial journey and lessons about growing a business, including:
    - Juggling both a full-time job and esthetics night school
    - Working inside mega beauty brand Glossier
    - Creating your own opportunities – including training with Joelle Ciocco in Paris
    - Building a client base in Raleigh after leaving New York City
    - Partnering with other small businesses to generate word-of-mouth marketing
    - Hiring early and why you need to stop overthinking and get started
    - & so much more!
    Tune in for practical tips on starting and growing a brick-and-mortar business… and some fun summer skincare tips as well!
    Mentioned in the episode:
    Lizzie Hanes: www.lizziehanes.com
    Lizzie Hanes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizzie_hanes/ 
    Joelle Ciocco: https://www.joelle-ciocco.com/
    Sofie Povitt Face: https://www.sofiepavittface.com/ 
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    IG: @pilotingpod

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    • 59 min
    62. Is Playing It Safe More Dangerous Than Taking Risks?

    62. Is Playing It Safe More Dangerous Than Taking Risks?

    It’s human nature to appreciate security and stability, but can you have too much of a good thing? Is playing it safe more dangerous than taking risks?
    We chatted about several things this week, including:
    - Our personal comfort levels with risks and change
    - Navigating risks as a fun-chaser or Type A personality
    - How playing it safe gives you a FALSE sense of control and limits your growth
    - Red flags that show you’ve been playing it too safe
    - Ignoring people who try to anchor you too tightly to safety
    - Being a challenger of the status quo
    - Several questionable metaphors about cars…poker…
    - & so much more!
    Mentioned in the episode:
    Cassetto Club: https://thecassetto.com 
    Inside Out 2: https://movies.disney.com/inside-out-2 
    2024 Commencement Address by Roger Federer: https://home.dartmouth.edu/news/2024/06/2024-commencement-address-roger-federer 
    We The Urban: https://www.instagram.com/p/C82cCx5TtR-/?img_index=3 
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    IG: @pilotingpod

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    • 58 min
    61. Should You Chase a Dream Job or Find a Job that Fits Your Dream Life?

    61. Should You Chase a Dream Job or Find a Job that Fits Your Dream Life?

    We’ve all heard the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” But is chasing a job you love always the best path for everyone? Can you achieve as much, if not more, fulfillment by chasing a dream life instead? And what are the trade-offs of prioritizing one over the other?
    This week, we discuss all of these questions, along with:
    - The difference between loving and obsessing over work
    - How to fall in love (or like) with your job
    - Learning to compromise and grieve the paths you didn’t take
    - Owning your choices (so the choice isn’t made for you!)
    - Why it’s a privilege to decide what you do 
    - & so much more!
    Mentioned in the episode:
    Hunter S. Thompson’s Letter on Finding Your Purpose and Living a Meaningful Life: https://fs.blog/hunter-s-thompson-to-hume-logan
    Piloting Ep 55: “How Did a Career in HR Prepare Me to Become a Dating Coach? with Erica Laws, Founder of Laws of Attraction”: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dUmdvVXb35honJ91RobVS 
    Is It Cake? (Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/81333845 
    Violette_FR: https://www.violettefr.com 
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    IG: @pilotingpod

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    • 58 min
    60. Why Is It So Hard to Have Tough Conversations?

    60. Why Is It So Hard to Have Tough Conversations?

    You’ve got a host chit-chat with just Renée and Melissa this week! Today, we’re having a fun time talking about tough conversations: why they’re difficult, getting more comfortable with them, and how avoiding them can keep you stuck on autopilot and further away from your goals.
    We’re sharing some personal anecdotes and advice from professionals (because we need it) on:
    - How avoiding tough conversations is harmful to your health
    - The 4Ds for navigating difficult convos: discover, define, discuss, decide
    - Whether using a timer can stop the discourse from derailing
    - Why we all just want to be heard and acknowledged
    - The pros and cons of a random “Hey, can we talk?” 
    - Which people in our lives are the hardest to broach difficult topics with
    - Understanding and overcoming your trauma response – fight, flight, freeze, or fawn
    - & so much more!
    Mentioned in the episode:
    “Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/0071771328 
    What Now? With Trevor Noah: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: https://open.spotify.com/episode/00dD8L9V1WOj8CS4hhQQPQ 
    How Do Managers Train to Have Difficult Conversations?: https://www.pegstaff.com/how-do-managers-train-to-have-difficult-conversations/ 
    We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations: https://www.judyringer.com/resources/articles/we-have-to-talk-a-stepbystep-checklist-for-difficult-conversations.php 
    Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn: Examining The 4 Trauma Responses: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/fight-flight-freeze-fawn-trauma-responses 
    Felicity (Hulu): https://www.hulu.com/series/felicity-9dbab8bc-1285-4694-8f97-582a6c9e7091
    “Please Please Please” by Sabrina Carpenter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF1Na4AIecM 
    Horti: www.heyhorti.com 
    In Your 30s: https://www.instagram.com/p/C66K5LEM3VJ/ 
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    IG: @pilotingpod

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    59. How Do I Start an Airbnb Superhost Side Hustle? with Raejean & Curt Stewart

    59. How Do I Start an Airbnb Superhost Side Hustle? with Raejean & Curt Stewart

    Raejean and Curt Stewart are spouses, entrepreneurs, outdoor enthusiasts, and budding real estate moguls. After dabbling in a few long-term rentals, the couple purchased land in Ohio during the pandemic and set out to build their first vacation cabin rental (from scratch)! Their cabin is available to book on Airbnb and they’re currently growing what they hope will become a sprawling real estate portfolio… all while maintaining full-time jobs.
    Raejean and Curt share many business and life lessons this episode, including:
    - Starting an Airbnb real estate business during the pandemic
    - Buying land and building their own rental property from the ground up 
    - Deciding between long-term or short-term/vacation rentals 
    - The beauty of seeing your “what if” dream become a reality
    - Juggling full-time jobs, parenthood, marriage, and a growing business
    - Doing something every day that makes you happy
    - Working well with your spouse
    - Dealing with financial setbacks and mistakes
    - Being the thermostat and not the thermometer
    - & so much more!
    Mentioned in the episode:
    The Haeli AirBnb: airbnb.com/h/thehaeli 
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    IG: @pilotingpod

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    • 51 min
    58. Book Club: “Hidden Potential” by Adam Grant

    58. Book Club: “Hidden Potential” by Adam Grant

    “Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things” is the latest bestseller by Adam Grant, who is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages. In a world obsessed with talent – gifted students, natural athletes, and child prodigies – Hidden Potential offers a new framework for learning so we can raise our aspirations and exceed expectations. 
    We couldn’t cover everything, but some of the big takeaways about tapping into your potential we discuss include:
    - How character is different from your personality
    - The 4 character skills: proactive, prosocial, disciplined, determined
    - The “scaffolding” or people who support you in reaching your potential
    - Being polite vs. being kind
    - Whether it’s better to ask for feedback or advice
    - Why your learning preference is not always the best way to learn
    - The importance of play (and taking breaks) when you practice
    - How perfectionism is more of a liability than an asset
    - Why passion > obsession
    - & so much more!
    In Adam’s words, “The true measure of your potential is not the height of the peak you’ve reached, but how far you’ve climbed to get there.” This book is the perfect read for anyone who wants to improve and can appreciate that being the best shouldn’t get in the way of being better.
    Mentioned in the episode:
    “Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things” by Adam Grant: https://adamgrant.net/book/hidden-potential/ 
    Piloting Feedback Episode 3: “Is Choosing When to Ignore Feedback the Ultimate Flex?”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-is-choosing-when-to-ignore-feedback-the-ultimate-flex/id1686279759?i=1000613340541 
    Meju: https://www.instagram.com/meju.nyc 
    Rothy’s Mary Janes: https://rothys.com/products/the-square-mary-jane-lollipop-red 
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    Email us: pilotingpod@gmail.com
    IG: @pilotingpod


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    • 1 hr 7 min

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Real life perspectives and wonderful advice

Anyone who has navigated the ladder of success, journeyed through self-reflection, or have just seen a thing or two and are better for it — this podcast is for you. Listening to Melissa and Renee is like showing up to a lunch date with your bestie to catch up. I love the resources they leave in their show notes too!

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