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Learning from Smart People

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It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!
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Today’s guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver is Sandra Younger. She talks about how to turn adversity into opportunity. Her back story is fascinating, she escaped one of the largest wildfires in California history. Drawing from experience, she has learned all about resilience and posttraumatic growth. Here are a few of the things Sandra Younger and Rob Oliver talk about during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: · Sandra’s story of the Fire Outside My Window · The Bobcat miracle · Looking for the steps to come back from adversity · Learning from Viktor Frankl (and I was wrong, Jonathan Livingston Seagull was by Richard Bach) · We have control over our attitude even when we can’t control our circumstances · 5 principles of posttraumatic growth · Victims versus survivors · Looking for the fire followers (resilience is in our DNA) · The science of gratitude · The importance of being patient · The power of belief · MJ Callaway episode: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/podcast/mj-callaway/ · Survivors to thrivers to givers to changers · Accepting help and ask for help when you need it · You can’t give help if you can’t accept help · Creating communities and connections · Choose your story · The need to keep moving forward You can connect with Sandra Younger through her website and social media. Be sure to download the guidebook that she mentioned. Check out her book on Amazon as well. · Website: http://www.SandraYounger.com · Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJD7D1A/ · Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/syounger · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.m.younger.5 · Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/smyounger · Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandrayounger/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: · Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast · Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast · Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast · LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Helen Chang talks about how to build your entrepreneurial toolkit with a book on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She is an award-winning journalist, a best-selling ghostwriter and a truly Smart Person. Helen Chang has an infectious energy and provides a clear rationale as to why a book is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs. Here are a few of the topics covered by Rob Oliver and Helen Chang in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: · How a book fits into an entrepreneur’s “toolbox” · The two things a book creates · Creating an ecosystem of products, based on your book · Helen’s story of how she became a ghostwriter · Overcoming disappointment and the desire to quit · Understanding the power of the book · Using a book as the anchor for your business · The Create My Book System · The book creation process to crystallize a system and create intellectual property · Finding a title that your audience will buy · How your book can create a brand · The opportunities that flow from having a brand · Your book is your “Content Bible” · Utilizing your “What”, your “Why”, and your “How” · Creating a waterfall of income from your book · How your book title can make you stand out · The elephant story and how it created a brand for an insurance agent · Mining your wisdom, knowledge and experience and packaging it · Creating a tribe based on your book · Being authentic is what truly resonates You can find out more about Helen Chang through her website and you can get your free gifts from Helen at the links below: Website: http: //freegiftsfromhelen.com Website:  www.authorbridgemedia.com Twitter:   https: //twitter.com/authorbridge Facebook:  https: //web.facebook.com/AuthorBridgeMedia/    Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/authorbridgemedia/ Linkedin:  https: //www.linkedin.com/in/helenchangwriter/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
On today’s episode of Learning from Smart People, Vanessa Zamy talks about how to start your entrepreneurial journey while working full-time. This podcast episode is a little longer than usual because there is so much information we couldn’t pack it into 30 minutes. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or are running your own business, there is something in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast for you. Here is what Vanessa Zamy and Rob Oliver talk about in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: · What makes a good entrepreneur? · The mindset of a successful entrepreneur · Starting a business while you still are working · How your business struggles impact those around you · The story of Buffo, the World’s Strongest Clown · Using your day job to finance your entrepreneurial venture · Eliminating the financial stress of a business startup · Time management does not exist · Why entrepreneurs are like a hamster on a wheel · The difference between being busy and being productive · The importance of coaching and a support team · Defining goals by assessing where you want to be in the future · The six stages of a successful entrepreneurial venture · Growing your profit! · The difference between business launch and business development · Tips for hiring a virtual assistant · Why it’s important to have a step-by-step plan to reach your vision · The two key parts of a business – marketing and sales · Fitting people into the system you have created · Anyone can be an entrepreneur – follow the business principles! · Finding the right marketing strategy for you · Keep it simple and keep it moving · Transitioning from part-time to full-time entrepreneur · Optimized boundaries · Developing a profit driven focus · Getting the help that you need You can find out more about Vanessa Zamy through her website and social media. You can also take advantage of her offer of her offer of a free power session. Website: http://www.vzamy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zamyva/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zamyvanessa/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zamyvanessa/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Rhonda Williams joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver to talk about how to live stress-free. With her background as a medical professional, she understands stress from both sides: experiential and clinical. She has great insights for Recovering Stressed Out Leaders. Here are a few things that you will learn during this discussion between Rob Oliver and Rhonda Williams: · Where does stress come from · Stress-free does not mean without stress · Becoming a stress ninja · The way the external environment affects us is a choice · The need for self-awareness · How your stress affects those around you · The definition of an R SOUL · Rhonda’s story of reinventing herself · Leaders don’t have to carry all of the stress by themselves · Her definition of leadership · The danger of creating a double negative environment · Stress is bad for your body · Removing the value statements on our external circumstances · How we train our bodies to react to stress · Utilizing emotional intelligence · Recognizing our stress drivers · No one else can make you feel insecure · You can react or you can respond (#itsalwaysyou) · Inside every big problem is a small problem, struggling to get out · The two parts of self-awareness · Tips for self-awareness · The power of inviting feedback · The lost art of listening · Criticizing the mirror You can connect with Rhonda Williams through her website or on her social media. Be sure to take advantage of her free e-book and her momentum boosting call. Website: http://www.theStressFreeLeader.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/rhondaywilliams Facebook: http://facebook.com/coachrhondaywilliams1 Instagram: http://instagram.com/coachrhondaywilliams LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/rhondaywilliams Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's topic is how to live without fear with Jacqueline Wales. Host Rob Oliver spoke to Miss Wales about the definition of fear and how to overcome the fear that often paralyzes us and keeps us from moving forward. It's a very powerful and relevant episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. During this discussion between Rob Oliver and Jacqueline Wales you will learn the following: The definition of fear The power of "seeing differently" Why fear is imagination based The effects of being stuck in uncertainty The present is the only tangible time we have You always have a choice! The fixed mindset versus the growth mindset Jacqueline's belief that the energy you put into the world comes back to you The power of adaptability Being fearless is not the absence of fear, it's their willingness to take the next step Fear lives between your ears Who is doing the talking in your head? Evaluating the questions in your mind… Is it true? Failure is one of the great teachers You have control over you We are all capable of change Change starts with looking at your thinking You can learn more about Jacqueline Wales on her website or through her social media. Website: https://thefearlessfactoratwork.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacquelineWales/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelinewales/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
This episode of Learning from Smart People features Kelli Komondor and Mj Callaway talking about the Twenty WON Project – celebrating resilient female entrepreneurs. The book project looks at 21 women who were able to do amazingly positive things during 2020, in spite of the pandemic and all of the other obstacles. They did not allow 2020 to defeat them, during 2020 they WON! Here are a few of the topics Kelli Komondor, Mj Callaway and Rob Oliver discussed on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: The origin of the 20 WON concept Celebrating the success of female entrepreneurs The importance of building relationships and expanding your network We can all learn from the success stories being resilient in the adversity of the pandemic The strategy of the Brave Women Project The power of sharing stories Finding the positive, even in the most negative circumstances Celebrating Mj Callaway and her relationship with the Learning from Smart People Podcast The importance of organization and collaboration for completing projects The first step in teambuilding is relationship building Equipping your team with the "tools for success" COVID-19 wasn't the only bad thing that happened in 2020 Why it's easier to talk about adversity than it is success Recognizing your strengths and accomplishments without being arrogant You can connect with the project and with Kelli Komondor and Mj Callaway using the links below. I would encourage you to get the book. It is available for free on April 21, 2021. However, if you miss that, the stories and insights are well worth the cost of the book. Project: http://www.twentywonbook.com Kelli: http://www.k2creativellc.com Mj: http://www.mjcallaway.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwentyWonBook Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Robert MacPhee talks about how to make excellent decisions on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Excellent Decisions is not just Robert MacPhee's book, it is his work, his passion, his life and his legacy. We make more decisions than we realize, by developing our values and vision, we can ensure that we are making excellent decisions. As Rob Oliver mentioned during the open, FeedSpot.com recognized the Learning from Smart People Podcast as one of the "Top 35 Entrepreneurship Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021." (Link below.) Here are a few of points to listen for in this conversation between Robert MacPhee and Rob Oliver. The background of Excellent Decisions How Jack Canfield influenced Robert's parenting style Why it is important to help young people decide what's important to them The impact of our everyday decisions in our own lives and the lives of others We teach what we most need to learn! How decisions are the bridge between our personal development and our actions The way our actions impact our kids far more than our words Why Robert and his family don't use the word "can't" The definition of a "comfort zone" Why you can't get out of your comfort zone without identifying what it is Creating a new comfort zone should be the goal The understanding that having a comfort zone is neither good nor bad Excellent Decisions is all about leadership The principles of decision-making as a parent are the same as decision-making as a business person The importance of knowing the vision and values of your organization and your self The definition of values and two questions to help find them Check out Robert MacPhee's website. Be sure to take advantage of the free material he offered. Website: https://www.excellentdecisions.com Resources: https://www.excellentdecisions.com/joy Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertmacphee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.macphee.58 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macpheerobert/ Here's the link to the FeedSpot list of Entrepreneurship Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021: FeedSpot: https://blog.feedspot.com/entrepreneur_podcasts/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast features an interview with Alicia Butler Pierre about how to develop your business infrastructure. She has written one of the only books on the subject and even though the topic seems quite dry, she made the information accessible and interesting. It's a topic not just for start up businesses but, as she stated during the interview, established businesses need to build better policies and procedures to increase profitability. Here are a few of the topics you will learn about during this conversation between Alicia Butler Pierre and Rob Oliver: Michael Gerber's book – The E Myth The difference between having a skill set and being an entrepreneur Why developing a business infrastructure is imperative for established businesses The seven key elements of business infrastructure Using key performance indicators The importance of well-developed job descriptions Developing a vision board looking at today and the future Identifying the steps to deliver your service or product The difference between growing a business and scaling a business Why fear is sometimes the best motivator for developing business processes The wisdom of Warren Buffett regarding little expenses Avoiding the "shiny object syndrome" Why it is worth taking the time to find the right solution and not settling for the first thing that comes along You can connect with Alicia through her website and social media. Check out her podcast and her book. There is also a link to Michael Gerber's book. Website: https://aliciabutlerpierre.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicia_b_pierre Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliciaButlerPierre Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Alicia_B_Pierre/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliciabutlerpierre/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Most-Businesses-Dont-About/dp/0887303625 Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Rob Oliver talks with Sheri Prentiss in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Dr. Sheri shares insight into how to find purpose after devastating change. A well respected and successful medical doctor, Sheri's whole life changed when she developed lymphedema as the result of her treatments for cancer. Her story is powerful and her positivity is infectious. During this discussion between Rob Oliver and Sheri Prentiss you will hear: Sheri's reason for becoming a physician Lymphedema – the condition that changed her ability to do her job Why you can't just move on all the time What happens when other people devalue you Dealing with "dream snatchers" – when someone or something steals your dream Sheri's determination to LIVE Her new understanding of the four elements of LIVE Understanding your strengths and using them to make a difference The impact of sharing your of yourself Creating a new vision of yourself after adversity The difference between what you do and who you are The amazing value of just being yourself Why Sheri wrote a book The lessons from adversity are universal How Sheri earned the title of Queen (and what is her kingdom…) The importance of focusing on what you have, not what you have lost Starting a nonprofit to address an issue you are passionate about You can find out more about Dr. Sheri Prentiss on her website and through her social media. The link to her nonprofit is also included below: Website: https://www.drsherimd.com NonProfit: http://www.live-today.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/divamd7 Facebook: https://facebook.com/DrSheriMD Instagram: https://instagram.com/drsherimd Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsherimd Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Genecia Alluora talks about female entrepreneurship and gender equity on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. As an entrepreneur, she has a great deal of expertise and insight that has led her to start Soul Rich Woman, an educational network that supports female entrepreneurs throughout Southeast Asia. Here are some of the topics covered as Rob Oliver interviews Genecia Alluora: How the Internet has opened up the earning potential for female entrepreneurs The 4 "F" words that your business needs to support The 4 groups of women that are pursuing entrepreneurship The importance of women finding their "why" Genecia's "why" for starting Soul Rich Woman Her story of having an amazing mom Genecia's definition of success Breaking the stereotypes for women in Southeast Asia and around the world Promoting Gender Equity Utilizing the opportunities for learning that surround you The variety of educational opportunities in the Soul Rich Woman Network Why you need to love your customers more than you love your product The importance of aligning mind, body and soul You can't give from an empty bucket The secret sauce of hiring a remote workforce The value of allowing people to make mistakes and learn from them Finding your "zone of genius" Genecia's personal entrepreneurial journey How entrepreneurship looks different for each entrepreneur You can connect with Genecia Alluora on her website and on social media. She also mentioned her 2 free gifts which are available for download from her website. Be sure to take advantage of her generosity. Website: http://soulrichwoman.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneciaAlluora Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneciaalluora Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geneciaalluora Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genecia/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's smart person on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Amy Rose Herrick. She talks with Rob Oliver about how to increase your profit and build your business. As an entrepreneur and financial planner, she has great insights and ideas. Here are a few of the highlights of the discussion between Amy Rose Herrick and Rob Oliver: How the title of her book was inspired Amy's story of entrepreneurship How to make a step from great employee to great business owner Quick tips for areas to increase profits Evaluating the effective return of your advertising The importance of being teachable Amy's rule of 10, explained The first thing you need to address when starting a business How to transfer some of the benefits from your current employer What is a ROP policy? The importance of using after-tax dollars Check out Amy's website and social media. She is offering a free download as well as a free 30 minute discovery call. Website: https://www.TheSecretProfits.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretProfits Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyroseherrick Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyroseherrick Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's smart person is Simone Knego. She and Rob Oliver talk about how to change the way you see yourself. Her story of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, adopting 3 children and being an entrepreneur brings a lot to the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Here are some things to listen for in this conversation between Simone Knego and Rob Oliver: Simone's back story (Go Gators!) Her story of deciding to adopt (3 kids) How she decided on the title of her book, the Extraordinary Ordinary You Why we don't realize the amazing things we are capable of How to change your view of yourself The value of seeing that we are all human Change the way you see yourself and change the way you impact the world Changing because you want change How this understanding impacts our interactions, especially conflict Why I talk to everybody I see The negative impact of labels The impact of the little things we do The trickle-down effect of kindness The reminder – every single thing we do matters You are unique and the way you impact people is unique You can find out more about Simone Knego on her website and through her social media. Website: https://simoneknego.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnOrdinaryYou Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsimoneknego/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-knego-7965701a3/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Welcome to episode 100! It's hard to believe that we have already had triple digits! My guest on this milestone episode is Shabnam Curtis. We talked about the power of sharing your story and listening to other's stories. Her story is extremely powerful and you will see that she makes a tremendous case for understanding other people's stories. Don't forget, she is giving away 10 copies of her book. You can enter the giveaway by commenting on YouTube, social media or our website (the links are at the bottom of the show notes.) Here are a few of the points you'll hear from Shabnam Curtis and Rob Oliver: Her story of growing up in Iran and experiencing the Iranian revolution Shabnam's long journey to come to America The experience of sharia law and living in a country where women have very limited rights A mistaken understanding that marriage equals freedom Living with pressures from the outside world The difficulties of not accepting the limitations that others place on you What motivated Shabnam to share her story The power of "ordinary people" sharing their story Concepts for placing your story in a larger context Understanding the viewpoint of the other characters in your story The importance of building compassion Turning our focus from self-serving to serving others The value of listening to other people stories You can connect with Shabnam Curtis through her website, blog and social media.  Website: https://www.mypersianparadox.com/ Website: https://www.shabnamcurtis.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shabnamcurtis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shabnam.shahmohammad Instagram: https://instagram.com/shabnam_curtis Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shabnam-curtis-pmp-8206979/ Moby Dick House of Kabob: https://www.mobyskabob.com/ She is giving away 10 books. Make sure that you comment on this video on YouTube, make some comments on social media and make comments on this episode on the Learning from Smart People website. Every comment gives you an entry into the giveaway! Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Kim "Kid" Curry. He talked with host Rob Oliver about how to find new opportunities when adversity strikes. Kim was a radio guy, starting as a DJ and working up to becoming a program manager. One day, he received a diagnosis that made him walk away from all of that. Here are a few of the topics you will learn about from this discussion with Kim Curry: How Kim got involved in radio Why he got the nickname "Kid Curry" The reason DJs use "on air" personas Starting to see the clues that something wasn't right The diagnosis that changed Kim's life Coming to grips with the new reality Leaving the thing you love and finding a new creative outlet The difference between being Kid Curry and being the "wheelchair guy" Advice for people dealing with change and adversity Getting a "Wake Up Call" The transformation from radio guy to writer You can learn more about Kim Curry on his website or through his Facebook page. Be sure to check out his books and his podcast as well. Website: https://www.krcurry.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KRCurrytheauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KRCurrytheauthor Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Kayla Brissi joined Rob Oliver on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. She talked about how to develop a warrior mindset. We all go through adversity, we need to build up our inner strength to cope with the difficulties that we experience in our lives. Kayla says that we need to develop the mental muscle to handle those experiences before we go through them. Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Kayla Brissi discussed: Kayla's story of the adversity in her life Her transition from business coaching to life coaching The breakthrough of how her personal experiences relate to her client's experiences Why you should embrace your journey The exhausting struggle of dealing with infertility How infertility destroys the joy of intimacy The value of having a support system How to develop a stronger mindset in adversity Flipping the script on negatives The foundational impact of tapping into your spiritual beliefs Simple tips for building up mental toughness The definition of the Warrior Mindset Ways to strengthen the Warrior Mindset You can find out more about Kayla Brissi through her website and social media. You can also download the Warrior Mindset Challenge. Website: https://www.kaylabrissi.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaylaBrissi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaylabrissi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaylabrissi/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaylabrissi/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
My guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Sima Dahl. She talked about how to build your personal brand using Sway Factor™. Her insights will empower professionals to stand out, stay relevant and be in demand. Here are several of the key points that Rob Oliver and Sima Dahl talked about: The definition of personal branding Sima's explanation of what is the Sway Factor What you call yourself shapes how other people identify you How to see your own self-worth (without being arrogant!) Why letting your light shine is beneficial and not braggadocious There is value in what you bring to the table as you are What is a smile file? And why you need to make one! Why credentialing is actually for you, not for others The process of developing your personal brand How to evolve your understanding of your talents and how it allows you serve your clients Be aware! First impressions usually happen in a virtual space Matching your online profile to your off-line brand and personality How your employees personal brands build your organizational brand The value of being a human online and allowing for the human to human connection Why chicken à la King is going to make me think about potato chips You can find out more about Sima Dahl, her free resources, her newsletter and her social media using the links below: Website: https://www.SimaDahl.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/simasays Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/simardahl Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/simasays/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simasays/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Michael Dermer, founder of the Lonely Entrepreneur, joined host Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Their conversation looked at the struggles of being an entrepreneur as well as the accompanying feeling of being alone in those struggles. Michael has taken his experiences and created the Lonely Entrepreneur, a resource for entrepreneurs that provides them with the tools and understanding they need to succeed. Here are a few of the things that Michael Dermer and Rob Oliver discussed: How Michael started a business to reward people for being healthy The effect of the financial crisis on his business Identifying the struggle of being a lonely entrepreneur Different layers of loneliness as an entrepreneur Recurring themes in the entrepreneurial struggle Developing a strategy to deal with hyper competition and free options How to find a playground where no one else is playing Finding what truly makes you unique and different The black entrepreneur initiative project, it's purpose and goal The concept of the 4P's – passion, pressure, pleasure and pain You can connect with Michael Dermer through his social media channels and his website, all listed below. Website: http://www.lonelyentrepreneur.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thelonelyeye Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thelonelyentrepreneur1 Instagram:  http://www.lonelyentrepreneur.com/the_lonely_entrepreneur Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/10268899/admin/ I believe that the restaurant that Michael mentioned is called B & B restaurant. You can check out their website: https://www.bbrestaurantcorporation.com/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Karen Tibbals. We discussed how to talk to people you disagree with and tools for mending fractured relationships. It is such an important topic, especially right now. I am hoping that the information in this podcast will give all of us tools to build bridges in relationships and strength to have a civil discourse with people with a different perspective.  Here are a few of the highlights from the conversation between Karen Tibbals and Rob Oliver: The importance of understanding the values you live by Why understanding other people's values will help you find common ground How disagreements can ruin relationships Finding a common value and then reframing the conversation An introduction to the concept of ethical zones What are the five moral foundations Why we live in a W.E.I.R.D. country The four steps to building a bridge in a relationship Learning from the Sun and the Wind Fable Why it's important to listen to people with a different perspective You can find out more about Karen Tibbals on her website and through her social media: Website: https://persuadedontpreach.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenTibbals Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036836943177655 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-tibbals-5b76a72/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Michael Hingson discusses living a full life regardless of the thoughts of others. He is a New York Times best-selling author and a keynote speaker. His story of survival on September 11, 2001 from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center is riveting. Additionally, his thoughts on disabilities, inclusive Internet access and living a full life are something everyone should hear!  Here are a few of the items discussed by Michael Hingson and host Rob Oliver: His outlook on employment for people with disabilities Michael's fascinating story of the events of September 11, 2001 An introduction to Michael's guide dog Roselle Michael's efforts for disaster preparedness for people with disabilities A reminder that just because you can't "see" doesn't mean you can't sense… The difficulty of inaccessible visual content, including websites Understanding that we all need help sometimes, not just people with disabilities, everybody! What the law requires for accessibility and websites Michael's work to simplify accessible website design You can find out more about Michael Hingson on his website and through social media. Check out his two books as well, "Thunder Dog" and "Running with Roselle". Ask him about how to make your website more accessible for people with low vision. Website: http://www.michaelhingson.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhingson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mhingson Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
Joe Edelman, a photographer and photography educator, is my guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. He gave insight on how to become an educator and use that platform to build your brand. Not only does Joe shoot people for a living (with a camera, of course) he is a frequent presenter at trade shows, conferences and retail stores. He also teaches at a college near his home. Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Joe Edelman discuss during this episode of Learning from Smart People: Joe's credentials as an expert in the photography field The art of being an educator Tips for taking better pictures Venues for becoming an educator Education as a brand building  tool Essential elements of establishing yourself as an educator Unique ways to educate the public and gain clients Tips for creating a high quality online presentation You can learn more about Joe Edelman on his website and through his social media. Be sure to check out his podcast and his YouTube channel. Website: https://www.joeedelman.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/joeedelman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejoeedelman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joeedelman Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejoeedelman/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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