30 episodes

The people you meet can 100% Change Your Life! Networking is how you meet those people. Which sucks because you hate networking, you think you're bad at networking, and you certainly don’t have time to network. B******t! Welcome to This Shit Works, a weekly podcast hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, public speaker, author, business development strategist and networking coach Julie Brown. Just don’t call her Downtown Julie Brown - she doesn’t like that.

Each week Julie will bring to you her no nonsense tips, tricks and conversations around networking your way to more friends, more adventures and way more success!

This Shit Work‪s‬ Julie Brown

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

The people you meet can 100% Change Your Life! Networking is how you meet those people. Which sucks because you hate networking, you think you're bad at networking, and you certainly don’t have time to network. B******t! Welcome to This Shit Works, a weekly podcast hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, public speaker, author, business development strategist and networking coach Julie Brown. Just don’t call her Downtown Julie Brown - she doesn’t like that.

Each week Julie will bring to you her no nonsense tips, tricks and conversations around networking your way to more friends, more adventures and way more success!

    F*ck Yeah: Why Swearing Is Good For You

    F*ck Yeah: Why Swearing Is Good For You

    As children we are taught that there are everyday words, and then there are bad words, the kind of words that can get you into trouble. You see, in society we think people will be offended by swear words - when in actuality most people aren’t offended by profanity at all, it’s why music with explicit lyrics still sell, why we go see R rated movies.
    There has actually been a tremendous amount of research into swear words. And the findings might surprise you.
    Scientifically speaking, having a penchant for profanity might be a good thing. Tune in to hear how swearing can make you appear more honest, more intelligent, how it can relieve stress, dull the sensation of pain, and foster camaraderie among peers and friends. You’ll also learn how chimps swear as well.
    Thanks again for listening, for coming back every week I appreciate you. If you like this podcast please take a moment to review it on iTunes and share it with your friends. I’ll see you next week. Cheers, JB
    Sources
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/science-swearing-profanity-curse-emma-byrne (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/science-swearing-profanity-curse-emma-byrne)
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/nov/07/women-swear-as-much-as-men-so-heres-to-equal-opportunity-cursing (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/nov/07/women-swear-as-much-as-men-so-heres-to-equal-opportunity-cursing)
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90442773/here-is-why-you-should-swear-at-work-according-to-science (https://www.fastcompany.com/90442773/here-is-why-you-should-swear-at-work-according-to-science)

    • 11 min
    What's Your Too Excuse?

    What's Your Too Excuse?

    Miriam Webster defines the word too as to an excessive degree or to such a degree as to be https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regrettable (regrettable). How many times has that word held you back? As in saying to yourself I’m too old, or I’m too young, it’s too late, it’s too early, I’m too fat, or perhaps as has happened to me on numerous occasions someone has accused you of being too much.
    In this episode we take a look at the thought process around using the word too in order to describe our age, our appearance, our personality and so much more - and then letting the “degree as to be regrettable” for each of those things stop us from creating big change in our lives and careers.
    Age is just a number, weight is just a number and you will never be too much for someone who can’t get enough of you.
    The Drink of the Week: Long Island Iced Tea and the Blue Long Island
    This drink is a hot mess combination of Vodka, Gin, Rum and Tequila topped with Triple Sec because four alcohols wasn’t enough and a splash of coke. You take a sip of this and your tastebuds literally scream LET’S GET LIT and wake up with a hangover and regret. If you want another equally hangover inducing variant, you can swap out the triple sec for blue curacao and the coke for sprite viola you have yourself a Blue Long Island.
    If you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.
    And if you would like a shout out for tipping your bartender and contributing to the ever-growing This Sh!t Works bar tab click ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US)
    to make a donation. No amount is too small, it will get drunk!
    Relevant Links:
    Julie Brown
    https://juliebrownbd.com/ ​(Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juliebrown_bd/ ​(Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-brown-b6942817/​ (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwWVdayM2mYXzR9JNLJ55Q​ (Youtube) https://www.facebook.com/juliebrownbd/​ (Facebook)

    • 9 min
    JUST Is A Four Letter Word

    JUST Is A Four Letter Word

    How often do you think you use the word just when describing yourself or asking for something. For example, when you describe what you do like this, “I’m just an assistant manager;” “I’m just an administrative assistant;” “I just graduated college, I just got my degree.” Or how about in your email correspondence, for example, I'm just emailing to check in. I’m just wondering if you had time to review my proposal. I just wanted to see if you had time to talk.
    The word just frequently functions as a “subtle message of subordination, or deference.” We constantly fall back on the word just because we don’t want to feel like we are bothering someone, or being a nuisance. Stop it. When you use the word just you are actively diminishing your importance. In business using the word “just” serves to make the other person think that what you are working on isn’t important.
    Listen in to learn how to start removing the word Just from your vocabulary to start creating more clear and confident correspondence.
    The Drink of the Week: Graft Cider, Birds of Paradise Moscow Mule Cider
    This Polynesian inspired Moscow mule is bursting with ginger and finishes with soft citrus and hibiscus berry notes. Best enjoyed cold out the fridge.
    If you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.
    And if you would like a shout out for tipping your bartender and contributing to the ever-growing This Sh!t Works bar tab click ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US) to make a donation. No amount is too small, it will get drunk!
    Relevant Links:
    Julie Brown
    https://juliebrownbd.com/ ​(Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juliebrown_bd/ ​(Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-brown-b6942817/​ (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwWVdayM2mYXzR9JNLJ55Q​ (Youtube) https://www.facebook.com/juliebrownbd/​ (Facebook)

    • 7 min
    Failure 101: Why Bombing is Good For You with Geri Paige

    Failure 101: Why Bombing is Good For You with Geri Paige

    Ask any average person why they haven't accomplished their goals yet, and more often than not, their answer will be because they are afraid that they will fail. Why are we, as humans, taught to fear failure, and where does it have its roots?
    Ever since our school days, we are taught to categorize things as either right or wrong. The answers are either correct or incorrect, pass or fail, with zero lessons designed to teach you how to learn from your failures. We are taught only to be embarrassed by them to fear repeating them.
    You can't figure out if something works until you break it apart, and that is what our guest today did. Without ever having been in front of a live audience or even trying her hand at comedy before, Geri signed up not only for a stand-up class but an improv class, too, simply because she was interested in it and had always wondered if she was funny. What she got out of it was an amazing mechanism for overcoming her fear of failure.
    Geri Paige Butner is a Business Launch and Life Alignment Coach, who helps people align their life and work with what brings them fulfillment and joy. Geri shares with us the crazy journey she's had as a stand-up comedian, how she has learned from repetition, retooling, and keeping her cool with a subjective audience. She also discusses the variables that you need to consider when presenting in front of a live audience.
    Remember the episode with Nicole Kalil where we talked about how perfection is your number one confidence derailer? Well, that sneaky bugger keeps coming up over and over again, and today we discuss how everything doesn't have to be perfect, that there is tremendous value and opportunity in things that are not perfect. We begin to take bigger risks when we know that we will survive whatever we take on.
    Listen in and make the best out of another few minutes of your life!
    The Drink of the Week is The Rusty Nail
    Cheers to all the times you #NailedIt and failed miserably at trying something for the first time. It’s a simple combination of scotch and the scotch-based liqueur Drambuie, a word derived from the Gaelic meaning “the drink that satisfies.
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 ounces Scotch whisky
    3/4 ounce Drambuie
    Add the scotch and Drambuie into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well-chilled and then strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.
    If you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.
    And if you would like a shout out for tipping your bartender and contributing to the ever-growing This Sh!t Works bar tab click ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US) to make a donation.
    No amount is too small, it will get drunk!
    Relevant Links:
    Geri Paige Butner
    https://www.geripaige.com/ (https://www.geripaige.com/)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/geributner/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/geributner/)
    Julie Brown
    https://juliebrownbd.com/ ​(Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juliebrown_bd/ ​(Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-brown-b6942817/​ (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwWVdayM2mYXzR9JNLJ55Q​ (Youtube) https://www.facebook.com/juliebrownbd/​ (Facebook)

    • 35 min
    Body Positivity with Summer Innanen

    Body Positivity with Summer Innanen

    Aren't we tired of the energy it takes to continually be thinking about our bodies and what other people think of them? Can you imagine what you could do with all the extra energy that you waste fretting about what size jeans you fit into? You would have more time for friends, for work, for actually being active, and you can bet your ass you'd be happier too.
    But it’s not that easy. Especially for me. Designing a podcast episode around the subject of body positivity, body acceptance, and creating a more welcoming networking environment for our plus-sized colleagues and contemporaries wasn't something I could do alone because I haven't gotten there yet. At my heaviest, my weight pushed me into the category of clinically obese, and at my thinnest, I was so thin that I stopped getting my period at the age of 32.
    I’m 44 and I still have times when I downright obsess about my weight. This is why for this episode I have asked Body image Coach and Best-Selling author Summer Innanen to join us. When I discovered Summer’s website, with a picture of her taking a sledgehammer to a scale and then raising that sledgehammer in victory above her head, symbolizing a fiery, free and untamed life I knew she was the person to walk us through this conversation. In addition to being a best selling author and body positivity coach, she is the host of Eat The Rules, a podcast dedicated to empowering people to live life on their terms!
    This conversation taught me a lot of lessons. One, that body positivity doesn't mean that you love the way your body looks every day; it means that you don't think about your body in negative terms, that you accept it the way it is. And two, that it would be a lot easier for people in large bodies to accept their bodies if there wasn't consistent messaging by the media, advertising, their family, and the general surroundings that told them what they looked like wasn't beautiful or athletic or acceptable.
    Listen in for tips to feeling more positively for your body and learn how self-love can take you on that much-needed healing journey!
    The Drink of the Week is The Yellow Bird, a super fun combination of white rum, Galiano (a golden, sweet vanilla-anise Italian liqueur), triple sec, and lime juice. It is served straight up as a martini. For today's drink, I took inspiration from something Summer said in the interview- You're going to have bad days, and you will have really good days, but for the most part, we want balance in how we look at ourselves, like how the wings of a bird balance it in flight.
    If you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.
    And if you would like a shout out for tipping your bartender and contributing to the ever growing This Sh!t Works bar tab click ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US to make a donation. No amount is too small, it will get drunk!
    Relevant Links:
    Summer Innanen
    https://summerinnanen.com/about-me/
    https://www.instagram.com/summerinnanen/?hl=en https://m.facebook.com/SummerInnanenCoach/
    Julie Brown
    https://juliebrownbd.com/ ​(Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juliebrown_bd/ ​(Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-brown-b6942817/​ (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwWVdayM2mYXzR9JNLJ55Q​ (Youtube) https://www.facebook.com/juliebrownbd/​ (Facebook)

    • 40 min
    Taming Your Inner Critic with Mia Scharphie

    Taming Your Inner Critic with Mia Scharphie

    Do you ever hear a s****y inner voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t worthy of things, or that you can’t accomplish something for one reason or another?
    That voice is called your Inner Critic. It’s created by the voices you hear when you are in the formative years of your childhood. It could be the voice of your past, your mother, your father, an aunt, or a school bully. This voice can grow loud and paralyzing if you don’t discover ways to silence. So, how do you arm yourself with ways to overcome this voice in your head - because not only is this voice a real a*****e, it’s a liar, liar pants on fire!
    Welcome to Episode 25 where my special guest Mia Scharphie joins us to teach you how to silence your inner critic and move beyond the s****y narrative it plays in your head! Mia is a trained facilitator, the founder of the Build Yourself workshop- a programme that helps women build the dynamic, powerful and meaningful careers and businesses they want,​ and has run research efforts for the Harvard Business School.
    In this episode, we discuss why accountability and trust are key to building your career and how to find the “right” accountability partner for your business, why your inner critic does not serve you any functional purpose and how to mute that s****y voice.
    Your inner critic gives you a skewed perception of reality. Only you can acknowledge that this voice is not based in reality. If you write down the things that this voice says to you and then read them out loud, you will discover what complete and total b******t it really is.
    Perhaps you should name your inner critic and then tell it to shut the f**k up repeatedly until it doesn’t talk to you anymore. Tune in. We could help you do that!
    Drink of the Week: Rombauer Chardonnay
    I do not understand the ABC people - the anything but chardonnay people. I absolutely love it and this is one of my favorite Chardonnays.
    If you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.
    And if you would like a shout out for tipping your bartender and contributing to the ever growing This Sh!t Works bar tab click ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JulieBrownBD?locale.x=en_US (HERE) to make a donation. No amount is too small, it will get drunk!
    Relevant Links:
    Mia Scharphie-
    https://www.instagram.com/mia.scharphie/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/miascharphie/ http://buildyourselfworkshop.com/ https://twitter.com/miascharphie?lang=en
    Mindset (Limiting Beliefs Guide) -​http://buildyourselfworkshop.com/jmindset
    Accountability (Accountability Partnership Guide) -​http://buildyourselfworkshop.com/jaccountability
    JULIE BROWN
    https://juliebrownbd.com/ ​(Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juliebrown_bd/ ​(Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-brown-b6942817/​ (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwWVdayM2mYXzR9JNLJ55Q​ (Youtube) https://www.facebook.com/juliebrownbd/​ (Facebook)

    • 28 min

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