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Advice To My Younger Me

A podcast drawing on the wisdom of those who have gone before to help younger women achieve career success.
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Apr 20, 2022
In this episode, Laureen DeBuono, Managing Partner of FLG Partners, interviews me about several topics addressed in my new book, Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women

You’ll hear advice about: 

  • Being good at your job and your career
  • The importance of doing your Right Work in your Right Work Environment
  • How to evaluate career risks, including whether to leave the workforce

Video of the entire interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T6SRxQbJrgFy

Book:  Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women: https://amzn.to/3rtq5ui

Website: www.tomyyounger.me   

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Feb 16, 2022

Five previous guests share the advice they would give to their younger selves.

You’ll hear advice about:

  • Finding your dream job
  • The importance of leaving a job gracefully
  • The best way to create your “to do” list
  • The skill you need to develop in your 20s that you may not have thought about
  • How long of a maternity leave you should take

Book:  Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women

https://amzn.to/3rtq5ui

 

Website: www.tomyyounger.me   

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Jan 18, 2022

Sara is interviewed about the origin and content of her new book, Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women.

You’ll hear:

  • A decision I made early in my career that I regret
  • The mindset you need to have your most successful career
  • How to discover what your Right Work is

Book:  Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women

 

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Website: www.tomyyounger.me   

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Dec 15, 2021

Before you start setting professional and personal goals for 2022, here are 12 questions to ask yourself about what happened this year.

The questions:

What were your most significant professional accomplishments this year?

What were your most significant personal accomplishments this year?

What did you do that contributed to the success of those accomplishments?

What are you most excited about at work and in your personal life in the coming year?

What you are most grateful for right now in your professional and personal life?

What did you learn about yourself during the pandemic? 

Which of these learnings do you want to carry forward in the future?

What do you want more of in your life?

What do you want less of in your life?

What are you most concerned about?

What is one major work-related project that you want to focus on in 2022?

What’s one major personal project you want to focus on in 2022?.

 

My book, Advice to My Younger Me, Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women, will be available on January 18th on Amazon.

 

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Nov 17, 2021

Five previous guests share the best advice they ever received.

You’ll hear advice about

  • How to handle bad news
  • How to measure what your salary should be
  • Whether being liked should be a goal

Guests who shared the best advice they were given:

Emilie Aries – Episode 84

Nora McInerny – Episode 48

Andie Kramer – Episode 102

Cara Hale Alter – Episode 41

Emily Esfahani Smith – Episode 32

 

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Oct 20, 2021

Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, and founder and CEO of The Cru, discusses figuring out what’s important to you and then enlisting people to support you in achieving that.

You’ll hear:

  • How to figure out what is really important to you at work and at home.
  • A powerful way to deal with Home Control Disease
  • How to get others to agree to let you “drop the ball” on less critical tasks
  • The value of a peer mentoring group

Book:  Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less Unapologetically

The Cru: www.thecru.com/

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

 

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Sep 15, 2021

Demetra Liggins, host of the Corporate Homie podcast and an accomplished lawyer, provides wide-ranging advice on how to have a successful career in the corporate world as a woman and as a person of color.

You’ll hear:

  • The importance of focusing on learning your craft
  • How to get the most out of company off-sites
  • The best way to be an ally to women of color

Podcast: Corporate Homie - https://www.corporatehomie.com

Website: https://www.corporatehomie.com

 

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Aug 18, 2021

In this episode, Christy Noel, author of Your Personal Career Coach: Real-World Experiences for Early Career Success, talks about how to ask for a raise, how to be a valued employee and how to be a better manager.

You’ll hear:

  • Important steps to take when asking for a raise
  • Why you should be focused on making your boss’ job easier
  • The most important questions to ask on your first 30 days in a new role or job

Books: Your Personal Career Coach: Real-World Experiences for Early Career Success

Your Career Survival Guide: How to Get and Keep a Job in Times of Crisis

Website: christynoel.com.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/christynoelauth

Additional Resources:

8 Simple Things that Will Get You Promoted: christynoel.com/getpromoted

 

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Jul 21, 2021

Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do and More Life to Live, discusses the inequality in how couples share household responsibilities and what to do about it.

You’ll hear about:

  • Why household responsibilities “shefault” to women
  • A system to redesign how household tasks are more equitably shared.
  • Toxic mindsets that are getting in the way of fairly dividing household tasks.

Book:  Fair Play:  A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do and More Life to Live

Website: FairPlayLife.com

Social Media @EveRodsky and @FairPlayLife

Additional resources:

The Fair Play Deck: A Couple's Conversation Deck for Prioritizing What's Important

Articles:

Harper’s Bazaar: Everyone is Home Right Now, But Who is Doing all the ‘Home’ Work?

WSJ:  Article: Fairness in Housework Doesn’t Mean 50/50

 

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Jun 16, 2021

Nancy Davis Kho, author of The Thank You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time, discusses the importance both to you and to others of expressing gratitude.

You’ll hear:

  • The myriad benefits of expressing gratitude
  • Why expressing gratitude increases your sense of self-worth
  • The importance of specificity when saying thank you.

Book: The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time

Website: www.DavisCho

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @midlifemixtape

 

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May 19, 2021

Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, discusses wide-ranging topics from her perch covering women in the workplace and at home since 1970.

You’ll hear:

  • What we can learn from the suffragettes
  • When the right time is to have a baby
  • Why you need to have end of life conversations with your parents now

The Conversation Project Starter Kit: https://theconversationproject.org/get-started

 

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Apr 21, 2021

Shellye Archambeau, author of Unapologetically Ambitious, discusses what she’s learned during a trailblazing career.

You’ll hear: 

  • The importance of being vulnerable about your aspirations
  • How to handle being the “only” in a meeting or on your team
  • Why you should make good childcare your #1 budget priority

Book: Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms

Website: https://www.shellye.com

 

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Mar 17, 2021

Hoping to find your dream job?  Carson Tate, author of Own It. Love It. Make It Work: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job, discusses how to turn your current job into you dream job.

You’ll hear:

  • How doing work that draws on your strengths can turn your current job into your dream job
  • How to ask your boss to do work that draws on your strengths
  • How to find more meaning in your job

Book:  Own It. Love It. Make It Work: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job

Website: https://www.carsontate.com

Additional resources: https://carsontate.com/podcast/

 

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Feb 17, 2021

Want to get ahead? Pay attention to the dynamics in your workplace. Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, discusses the importance of being politically savvy about your work environment.

You’ll hear:

  • The importance of paying attention to the dynamics in your work environment
  • How to figure out what your unique value proposition is
  • Why you need to figure out the unwritten rules in your workplace

Book:  The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Website: www.BonnieMarcusLeadership.com

Additional resources:

Political skills assessment

 

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Jan 20, 2021

Suffering from burnout?  Eileen McDargh, author of Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge and Reclaim What Matters, discusses the causes and cures for burnout.

You’ll hear:

  • What the most significant sources of burnout are
  • Why it’s important to look at your job with fresh eyes and pay attention to what you see
  • The questions to ask when you are doing a task that gives you no joy or provides no value to others

Book:  Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge and Reclaim What Matters

Website: www.eileenmcdargh.com

Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/speakereileen

https://www.facebook.com/eileen.mcdargh/

https:// twitter.com/macdarling

https://www.instagram.com/mcdargh/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eileenmcdargh/

Additional resources:

Sign up for The Resiliency Report and receive an excerpt from Burnout to Breakthrough and the eBook “Talk AIn’t Cheap, It’s Priceless.” 

 

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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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Sara can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn and at holtz@tomyyounger.me

 

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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/ 

Sara can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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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

Sara can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

 

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