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The First-Gen Lounge, an award-winning podcast, is the FIRST show of its kind and #1 in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. It is a place where we come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called life and entrepreneurship. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh. You’ll grow… and you’ll be inspired while listening to motivating stories and valuable lessons from fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, and changing the world around you—we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.thefirstgenlounge.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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The First-Gen Lounge Eve Hudson, Ph.D.

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 63 Ratings

The First-Gen Lounge, an award-winning podcast, is the FIRST show of its kind and #1 in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. It is a place where we come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called life and entrepreneurship. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh. You’ll grow… and you’ll be inspired while listening to motivating stories and valuable lessons from fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, and changing the world around you—we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.thefirstgenlounge.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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    Summer 2022: Session 225 (How to Handle Daunting Situations with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 225 (How to Handle Daunting Situations with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    When you're faced with a difficult situation, exactly what do you do? So often we find ourselves having to make tough decisions, navigating new territory, or simply trying to make sense of what's next for us. Here's a bit of perspective to carry with you as you continue to navigate this journey called life. Join the movement: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/movement/
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    • 12 min
    Summer 2022: Session 224 (How to Be Assertive with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 224 (How to Be Assertive with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    To be assertive, we've got to overcome our fear of not being liked and realize it's about protecting our peace. Being assertive can feel icky for some of us. We'd like to think that it's because we're so used to being nice but the truth of the matter is that being assertive doesn't mean we have to be mean. Join the movement: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/movement/
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    • 12 min
    Summer 2022: Session 223 (History Notes: 5 Questions to Improve Your Life with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 223 (History Notes: 5 Questions to Improve Your Life with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    When we look at our lives and realize something needs to change, we can't wait for someone else to tell us that we need to change it. Our happiness, our realities--none of that will be what we want it to be unless we do something about it. If you are seeking self-growth, if you are looking to improve your quality of life, then you need to ask yourself these 5 questions. Check out the full session notes: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/223. Join the movement: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/movement/
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    • 34 min
    Summer 2022: Session 222 (Advice for New and Aspiring Speakers with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 222 (Advice for New and Aspiring Speakers with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Ever thought about taking your passion for speaking and turning it into a profitable business?  Imagine yourself being on stage, sharing your expertise and captivating audiences, sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, it could be. But only if you do it right.  If you're thinking about starting a speaking business, the first thing you've got to understand is that it's possible. It won't happen overnight; it might even take a year or more. But it's possible. If you believe you are an expert at something or your knowledge can help others, that's all you need to start. But remember, it's a journey. And like every other journey through life, it won't be easy, but it will all be worth it in the end. Check out the full session notes: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/222. Get enrolled at First-Generation University: www.firstgenerationuniversity.com
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    • 19 min
    Summer 2022: Session 221 (When to Say No to Opportunities with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 221 (When to Say No to Opportunities with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    As a first-gen, you've probably heard that the key to success in life is saying "YES" to opportunities. Be enthusiastic and take on as many opportunities as you possibly can. You never know; one of those 'yeses' might change your life. I know I operated from such a mindset because I believed growth could only happen when you say yes a lot more. But here's the thing, not all opportunities are created equal. And while there will be times when it's good to try out something new, there are many times when it will be wiser to say no. Sadly, most people say yes a little too much and without enough thought.
    Remember, just because an opportunity popped up doesn't mean you should take it up. I believe experience is not about taking up all available options; it's about choosing the right opportunities at the right time. Check out the full session notes: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/221. Join the movement: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/movement/.

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    • 13 min
    Summer 2022: Session 220 (Regrets About Entrepreneurship with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 220 (Regrets About Entrepreneurship with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    From the moment you start thinking about owning your own business to serving your first customer, entrepreneurship seems like a challenging yet gratifying experience. Interestingly, even the stressful moments seem to have a bit of magic, such that mistakes rarely birth entrepreneurial regret. Thus, it seems crazy to think that someday you might have regrets about some of the strategies or financial decisions you implement. I know I did, and you might be feeling the same right now. You might be thinking a different decision would have led you to a happier, healthier, and more successful life. If only you could go back in time. But you can't, and as a First-Generation College graduate, you probably can't afford to make costly mistakes. So, what can you do? I believe that you need to learn from the mistakes of others. After all, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself. Check out the full session notes: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/220. Join the movement: www.evingerleanworldwide.com/movement/.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Valuable Content!

Dr. Hudson does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

OnlyAndForever ,

Inspirational, Energetic and Real

As a new business owner this podcast really speaks to me. Dr. Eve is raw and real in her encouragement of first-gens and business owners. It was honestly kind of the podcast I never knew I needed, I can not wait for more. Giving honest advice with energy and purpose behind it. It feels like a conversation with a knowledgeable friend and that is amazing.

Zpher16 ,

Raw, Honest, and Genuine

It seems like a lot of podcasts, especially ones that try to give life advice, don’t come from a genuine place. This podcast does, and does in spades.

I will actually use what I’ve learned while listening, which isn’t something I can say for every podcast I listen to. The First-Gen Lounge is great, and I’m excited to keep coming back to hear more.

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