Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.
Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.
Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.
The Miracle Morning | Hal Elrod
At 20 years old, Hal Elrod was struck by a drunk driver going 70MPH. He was dead for 6 minutes. With 11 broken bones and permanent brain damage, he was told he’d never walk again. Then at 37 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. He was told he had weeks to live. In both instances, Hal emerged triumphantly and defied the odds. His strong sense of motivation and visualization helped him overcome the impossible. Listen in as Kalika shares her thoughts on Hal’s incredible journey of determination and resilience.
SAVERS: Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing
Hal’s Website: https://halelrod.com/
The Miracle Morning: https://amz.run/4CwG
You Can’t Do It Alone | Maria Quiban
What do you do when life throws you a curveball? How do you pick yourself back up and find the strength to push forward? Ask FOX 11 weather anchor Maria Quiban Whitesell. When her husband Sean was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she was utterly unprepared. It was difficult--Maria had to figure out how to explain the situation to her son, how to deal with the day-to-day, and how to cope with what was going on. In her book, You Can’t Do It Alone, Maria shares her experiences and provides readers with advice on dealing with illness, death, and grief. Listen in!
Timestamped show notes
01:39 - You Can’t Do It Alone
03:00 - The start of Maria’s journey
04:38 - The diagnosis
07:24 - Explaining to their son, Gus
09:46 - Discussing with family
12:09 - Navigating the lack of control
15:28 - Asking for help
17:09 - Ohana means family
19:11 - Finding support
22:09 - Overwhelming but important
24:56 - Finding moments of joy
26:44 - Kalika shares how the book has helped her
28:09 - Maria encourages people to help donate for cancer research
29:21 - Closing remarks, Maria shares how Gus is doing
You Can’t Do It Alone: https://mariaquiban.com/my-writings/
The Alchemy of an Entrepreneur | Kendra Scott
To celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day, Kalika shares her learnings from her inspiring talk with Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra Scott LLC.
Mindfulness & the Strategic Future | Brian Shiers
Kalika shares some of the best takeaways for her recent episode with Brian Shiers, a senior mindfulness teacher for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The full episode can be found here.
The Neuroscience of Now | Brian Shiers
Even as we wash our hands or measure out six feet from the nearest human, there is a need to work to guard the mind from undue fear, conditioning our awareness, thinking, and action towards resilience, adaptation, and connection. The paramount skill to accomplish this project of mind during the current extraordinary conditions we find ourselves under is Mindfulness. Brian Shiers is a senior mindfulness teacher for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based interventions at WestSide DBT. Listen in as Brian shows us how to build skills in awareness, compassion, and action in an unprecedented time of need.
Timestamped show notes
03:53 - Brian begins his presentation
6:00 - What mindfulness is not
07:39 - The idea of paying attention
09:12 - We are really scattered
11:53 - The antidote is being more present
14:42 - Using mindfulness to monitor habits
16:20 - Reducing stress reactivity
21:37 - Relating to the moment, the neuroscience of now
27:06 - Seize fear and let it be a moment
31:11 - Brian begins a mindfulness exercise. Follow along!
43:00 - Coming out of the exercise and reflection time
45:58 - The concept of the first and second arrow
49:05 - Relaxed vigilance
51:17 - Brian provides some resources for mindfulness
54:17 - Brian’s recommendation on practicing
55:16 - Meditation and children
57:57 - You must embody mindfulness first before applying it to your organization
Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn: https://amzn.to/2U7LA3n
How to Have a Good Life | Jess Weiner
Jess Weiner is a cultural expert, educator, consultant, and CEO of Talk to Jess. She is a "secret weapon" for brands, helping them contextualize and humanize cultural trends in campaigns—which ultimately boosts loyalty from employees and consumers.
Weiner has in-depth experience working with top brands including Disney, Netflix, Google, and Amazon. Two of her most notable campaigns are Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty and Mattel's launch of more inclusive Barbie dolls. She is also an adjunct professor, author, and host of "We're All Going To Die, Anyway" podcast.
Timestamped show notes
02:02 - How did Jess get to where she is today?
04:38 - Businesses and brands value creatives
07:39 - Jess shares her thoughts on the state of the world
10:48 - Personal change
11:46 - Business change
16:12 - Vision first!
17:26 - Discovering your own values
19:10 - How to build a good life
22:38 - Feeling like falling
24:04 - Adjust to the disruption
25:28 - Jess shares why she started her podcast
30:14 - Asking “why”
31:06 - Empowering women and Jess’s advice
34:31 - Advice for businesses in today’s ever-changing world
Jess’s Website: https://www.jessweiner.com/
We’re All Going to Die Anyway Podcast: https://www.jessweiner.com/podcast
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I love that this podcast isn’t cookie cutter. Kalika Yap really pulls out great stories from her guests. You really feel that the guests are comfortable and open up about their entrepreneurial journey. Learned a lot from each podcast. Great work!
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