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Dec 22, 2020

Host Sara Holtz suggests four question to ask yourself before developing your 2021 goals.

You’ll hear:

  • Why it’s valuable to reflect on what you accomplished in 2020
  • The importance of focusing on the “why” of what you accomplished
  • That even though it may not seem so, you learned a lot of important lessons in 2020

 

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Dec 2, 2020

AmyK Hutchens, author of Get It: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want, discusses how to successfully navigate difficult conversations.

You’ll hear:

  • The importance of being clear about what you want the outcome of a difficult conversation to be
  • How to prepare for a difficult conversation
  • Why it’s important to step into the other person’s shoes when preparing for a difficult conversation

Book:  Get It: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want

Website: www.amyK.com

Social media: @AmyKHutchens

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Nov 18, 2020

Kate McGuinness, author of Confidence Lost/Confidence Found, discusses how building confidence is an “inside job.”

You’ll hear:

  • Why mindfulness is the first step in building your self-confidence
  • How perfectionism undermines self-confidence
  • The importance of pride in your accomplishments

Book:  Confidence Lost/Confidence Found

Website: katemcguinness.com

Twitter: @k8mcguinness

Instagram: author.kate.mcguinness

Facebook: Author Kate McGuinness

Pinterest: Kate McGuinness

Additional resources:

Mark Coleman. Making Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016.

Carol Dweck. Mindset: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential. New York: Ballantine, 2006.

Barbara Fredrickson. Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.

Linda Graham. Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2013

 

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Nov 4, 2020

In this episode, Gail Golden, author of Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance, discusses the attainable alternative to work-life balance.

You’ll hear:

  • Why work life balance is unattainable
  • Why it’s important to figure out what you want to be great at in your life
  • Why you should strive for mediocracy is many aspects of your life

Book: Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance

Website: www.gailgoldenconsulting.com

Additional resources:

Assessment https://www.gailgoldenconsulting.com/time-management-book-curating-your-life/

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Oct 21, 2020

Nancy Halpern, a nationally recognized expert about office politics, discusses why “office politics” shouldn’t be a “dirty word,” and how to get better at navigating them.

You’ll hear:

  • Why curiosity is critical to successfully navigating office politics
  • How to read the “organizational chessboard”
  • The importance of taking responsibility for your mistakes

Website: www.nancyhalpern.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyhalpern/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nhalpern  

Additional resources:

E-books and articles: www.nancyhalpern.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyhalpern/ 

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Oct 7, 2020

Mori Taheripour, author of Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly, discusses how your mindset is a critical part of effective negotiations.

You’ll hear:

  • Where power comes from in negotiations
  • How the stories we tell ourselves effect our negotiations
  • Why preparation is key to being an effective negotiator

Book:  Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly

Website: https://www.moritaheripour.com

LinkedIn: @moritaheripour

Twitter: @moriTaheripour

Additional resources: Amy Cuddy’s power pose video:

https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are?language=en

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Sep 23, 2020

Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out, discusses what words to use when asking for a raise or a promotion, how to increase your visibility in meetings, and how to enlist allies to support your proposals.

You’ll hear:

  • How to ask for a raise or a promotion
  • How to come across as powerful in meetings
  • How to solicit allies to support your proposals

Book:  Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out

Website: www.drloisfrankel.com

LinkedIn: @Dr. Lois Frankel

Facebook: @DrLoisFrankel

Twitter @drloisfrankel

Additional resources:

The companion workbook to Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out is available for free at www.drloisfrankel.com

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

Episode 14: Bragging 101 with Peggy Klaus

 

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Sep 9, 2020

Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out, discusses how to communicate crisply and confidently.

You’ll hear about:

  • A “template” for communicating your position succinctly and powerfully
  • The importance of numbering the points you make in support of your position
  • How to build rapport with those you work with

Book:  Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out

Website: www.drloisfrankel.com

LinkedIn  @Dr. Lois Frankel

Facebook: @Dr Lois Frankel

Twitter: @drloisfrankel

Additional resources:

The companion workbook to Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out is available for free at www.drloisfrankel.com.

 

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Aug 5, 2020

Anne Devereux-Mills, author of the Parlay Effect, discusses discovering your superpower, nixing perfectionism, and leading a multi-dimensional life.

You’ll hear:

  • How to discover your superpowers
  • Why you shouldn’t be a perfectionist
  • Why you should pay attention to what you envy

Book:  The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World

Instagram: @annedevmills

Twitter: @annedevmills

Facebook: Anne Devereux-Mills

 

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Jul 1, 2020

Brenda Bernstein, author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, discusses how to use LinkedIn to maximum advantage.

You’ll hear:

  • How LinkedIn can be of benefit, even if you aren’t looking for a job
  • How to build your connections on LinkedIn
  • What you need to include in your profile to make it stand out

Book:  www.killerlinkedinprofile.com 

Free excerpt of the book at www.theessayexpert.com/blog 

Social media: 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/brendabernstein 

https://www.facebook.com/TheEssayExpert/

Website: www.TheEssayExpert.com

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Jun 17, 2020

Jennifer Brown, author of How to Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, discusses what each of us can do to support a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

You’ll hear:

  • The business case for diversity and inclusion
  • How to use your voice, your access and your listening ear to support a more inclusive workplace
  • Why it takes intentionality to be inclusive

Book:  How to be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniferbrown

Instagram: @jenniferbrownspeaks  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferbrownspeaks/

Additional resources:

Inclusive Leader Assessment: -  inclusiveleaderthebook.com

First chapter of How to Be An Inclusive Leader (free) - inclusiveleaderthebook.com

Sara can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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May 6, 2020

In this episode, host Sara Holtz, shares some resources to help you deal with job loss due to the pandemic – whether it’s because you’ve been laid off, fired or work has dried up. 

Resources:

Podcast: Surviving Being Unemployed (Episode 60) with Stephanie Brown - https://tomyyounger.me/tag/stephanie-brown/ 

Book: Fired: Why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you by Stephanie Brown

Book: Managing Transitions by William Bridges 

Book:  Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett

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Apr 22, 2020

Robin Farmanfarmaian, author of The Thought Leader Formula, discusses how you can become a thought leader – even if you work in a corporate environment.

You’ll hear:

  • How to pick a topic on which to be a thought leader
  • How being a thought leader can propel your career
  • Why it’s important to invest you own money in your career

Book: The Thought Leader Formula: Strategically Leverage Your Expertise to Drive Business and Career Goals

Thought leadership workbook: https://robin-farmanfarmaian.mykajabi.com/Thought-Leader-Formula-Workbook

twitter: @Robinff3

Instagram - @Robinsf3

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Robinff

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinfarmanfarmaian/

Sara can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

Apr 8, 2020

It’s a stressful time for all of us. It’s not easy to feel happy. But guests from three previous episodes share tips for feeling happier, regardless of our circumstances.

Carolyn Webb – How to Have a Good Day - https://tomyyounger.me/tag/caroline-webb/

Nataly Kogan – Being Happier at Work - http://tomyyounger.me/episode-59-being-happier-at-work-with-nataly-kogan/

Lori Schwanbeck – Finding Joy at Work - http://tomyyounger.me/episode-43-finding-joy-at-work-with-lori-schwanbeck/


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Mar 25, 2020

Jamie Brown Hantman, author of Heels in the Arena, shares her experiences working at the highest levels of government in Washington.  Interestingly, those lessons are equally applicable to your work in the private sector.

You’ll hear:

  • How being a woman in a male-dominated environment can be an asset
  • Why relationships are more crucial to getting things done than data or arguments
  • Why you shouldn’t be the one to take notes in meetings

Book:  Heels in the Arena: Living Purple in a Red/Blue Town

Website: jamiehantman.com

Instagram: @jamiehantman 

Twitter: @jebella

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Mar 11, 2020

Rachel Stewart, author of Unqualified Success: Bridging the Gap from Where You Are Today to Where You Want to Be to Achieve Massive Success, discusses how your mindset is critical to your ability to achieve your goals and how you can consciously change your mindset.

You’ll hear:

  • How your mindset is critical to your ability to achieve your goals
  • How to change your mindset to support achieving your goals
  • How to deal with the fear that invariably arises when you pursue a big goal

Book: Unqualified Success: Bridging the Gap from Where You Are Today to Where You Want to Be to Achieve Massive Success

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RachelS88846816?lang=en

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unqualifiedsuccess/

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-stewart-84101014/

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Feb 26, 2020

Andie Kramer, author of It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, discusses the real sources of conflict among women in the workplace.

You’ll hear:

  • How gender bias contributes to women’s conflict with each other at work
  • Why having a limited number of “seats at the table” for women sets up unhealthy competition among women
  • Why friendship should not be a prerequisite to supporting other women at work

Books: 

It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1473697263/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_swlUDb6NZT2F5

Breaking Through Bias: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1629561045/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_axlUDbGW3Y5TX 

Website: AndieandAl.com

Facebook: @BreakingThroughBias

Twitter: @AndieaandAl

Additional resources:

  • Change This: "Overcoming Women’s Workplace Conflicts Because of Different Social Identities”
  • Fast Company: "This is what it takes to get more women leaders in the workplace”

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Feb 12, 2020

Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network, answers networking questions from a live audience.

You’ll hear:

  • How to audit your network
  • Why you need a diverse network in this economy
  • How social media has democratized access to people and influencers.

Book:  Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

Website: https://jkellyhoey.co/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkhoey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuildYourDreamNetwork/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhoey/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkellyhoey/

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Jan 29, 2020

Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network, discusses what a dream network looks like and how to go about building it.

You’ll hear:

  • Why it is important to have a diverse network
  • How casual relationships are an important part of your network
  • The two different types of networks you need

Book:  Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

Website: https://jkellyhoey.co/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkhoey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuildYourDreamNetwork/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhoey/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkellyhoey/

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Jan 15, 2020

Sara Holtz, host of the Advice to My Younger Me podcast, lays out 10 questions to ask yourself about what happened in 2019 as you set your goals for 2020.

You’ll hear:

  • The questions you should ask yourself about what happened in your personal and professional life in 2019
  • The importance of aligning your goals for 2020 with your insights from reflecting on 2019

Questions to reflect on:

  • What were your most significant professional accomplishments in 2019?
  • What were your most significant personal accomplishments in 2019?
  • What are you most excited about right now?
  • What are you most grateful for in your professional life?
  • What are you most grateful for in your personal life?
  • What do you want more of in your life?
  • What do you want less of in your life?
  • What are you most concerned about? (No more than three)
  • What is one major work-related project that you want to focus on in 2020?
  • What is one major personal project that you want to focus on in 2020?

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Jan 1, 2020

I’m taking a short break to celebrate the New Year.  I’ll be back on January 15.  In the meantime, perhaps you’d like to listen to any of the 97 episodes in our podcast archive that you may have missed. 

A special thanks to my listeners, my guests and the Advice to My Younger Me team – Liz Smith, Noelle Mena, Samantha Tirado and Mallory Bischof.

Here’s to a new year filled with health, happiness and career success!

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