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John Tarnoff Ted Talk – The Kids are Still Alright: John is a communicator and strategist with over 30 year’s management expertise in motion pictures, interactive technology, and workforce development. As a consultant, he uses visionary leadership skills to provide solutions at the intersection of the media/entertainment business, education and digital technology.
Simon Sinek – Start with Why. A must watch for anyone interested in business or leadership. Why you do what you do matters more than what you do or how.
TedTalk by Terri Trespicio What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.
Ellen Degeneres on Procrastination. Procrastination is universal. Finding the irony and humor in it might help.
Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability. Everything Brene does is brilliant. This is the talk most watched, but her talks and books are all inspiring, insightful, research based and will help you with discomfort in life.
Les Brown – It’s Not OVER Until You Win! Your Dream is Possible. Pure motivation and truth delivered by one of the greatest motivational speakers. Lacking confidence or think your dreams can’t come true? Watch this.
All my classics
Get paid what you’re worth, build secure relationships, and make your money last with this valuable guide from the TODAY show financial editor and bestselling author.
Ask successful women what they want from their money and they’ll tell you: independence, security, choices, a better world, and–oh yes–way less stress, not just for themselves but for their kids, partners, parents, and friends. Through a series of HerMoney Happy Hour discussions (when money is the topic, wine helps) and one-on-one conversations, Jean Chatzky gets women to open up about the one topic we still never talk about. Then she flips the script and charts a pathway to this joyful, purpose-filled life that today’s women not only want, but also, finally, have the resources to afford.
Through Chatzky’s candid three-part plan–formed through detailed reporting with the world’s top economists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, financial planners, and attorneys, as well as her own two decades of experience in the field–readers will learn to:
Live the life you’ve always dreamed of! America’s #1 personal coach offers an inspiring, practical seven-step program to help you create the life you want.
Imagine finding time to do all the things you want to do. Having plenty of energy for family and friends. Having control over your income and finances. Taking care of your physical and emotional well-being. If you feel as though the life you’re living doesn’t reflect your true priorities and is leaving you stressed out and unfulfilled, you’re not alone. Cheryl Richardson–the leader in the new field of personal coaching, what she calls “a personal trainer for the soul”–has helped thousands of people make changes toward living a high-quality life, and in Take Time for Your Life she offers her step-by-step program so you can too.
If you’re tired of living a life that feels out of control and are ready to live life on your own terms–while still meeting your responsibilities–get ready to take action! Packed with useful exercises, checklists, concrete advice, client success stories, personal anecdotes, and a wealth of resources, Cheryl Richardson’s seven-step program shows you how to identify and eliminate the things in life that are draining you and replace them with the things that fuel you. She gives you permission to put yourself at the top of your list. By doing so, you will find not only more energy and more enthusiasm but also that your relationships, your finances, your work, and your sense of well-being are improved and better balanced.
Whether you’re a corporate executive working sixty hours a week, a single parent trying to raise a family, someone starting his or her own business, or going back to school, Take Time for Your Life shows you how to step back, regain control, and make conscious decisions about the future you’d like to create. Richardson’s strategies for overcoming the obstacles that block you from living the life you want will help you discover a world in which your priority list reflects your true desires. Take time for your life–and begin living a life that you love.
Scaling a business is not for the faint of heart. It’s a mind-bending journey that causes millions of business owners around the globe to either throw in the towel—or avoid risk entirely and suffer from smallness and mediocrity.
Most of these businesses fail because they are ill prepared to face the real challenges involved in scaling. Either they don’t have the bandwidth to keep up with the sales demand or production, miss out on major opportunities due to fear, or keep making the same mistakes over and over because systems and processes aren’t in sync with the rate of growth.
To truly scale, you must upsize your strategic practices, implement new marketing strategies, find new ways to build your team, and expand your mindset to break through whatever is keeping you stuck at the same level. Then you must be willing to take the leap into the giant unknown – to make your impossible possible.
In Scale or Fail, author Allison Maslan—who has successfully scaled ten companies from scratch and has guided thousands of small businesses to do the same—shares her revolutionary SCALEit Method ® for successfully growing, replicating, and expanding your business. She also shares pivotal mindset strategies she’s used to break the fear barrier as a trapeze artist so you can move past any obstacle, take strategic Big Picture risks, and fulfill your dreams of business expansion and skyrocketing profit.
Boomer Reinvention by John Tarnoff
Faced with low retirement savings, extended longevity and rampant ageism, the baby boomer generation (born 1946-1964) is in the throes of a career and financial crisis.
With less than 25% of the generation financially prepared to retire, the majority (between 60 – 70 million Americans) are going to need to keep working for as long as possible. But how can they find jobs or start businesses in a marketplace that appears unwilling to appreciate them for their experience and wisdom?
Career coach John Tarnoff is convinced that the future is promising for boomers – IF they are willing to engage with the “new” economy in a new way. In BOOMER REINVENTION: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50 Tarnoff lays out a proven methodology of 5 key steps and 23 actionable strategies to give boomers the resources and confidence they need to pivot to a sustainable second act, encore career – one that can be not only financially successful, but personally fulfilling as well.
Strengthsfinders 2.0 by Tom Rath
This book and accompanying assessment helps you discover your greatest strengths and natural talents and will change the way you see and speak about yourself. Ideas for action and language you can use to talk about yourself provide empowering tools.
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
A guide and process (includes workbook) for discovering how you want to feel in every aspect of life, and setting goals that align with the feelings you desire. It’s about creating goals with soul so that when you reach your dreams, you aren’t asking “is this it?” This is a life changing way to look at goal setting.
The E Myth by Michael E. Gerber
A must read for entrepreneurs, especially those with technical skill but little business education. This book is a small business primer and helps entrepreneurs see where they need to put their time and focus and how they can successfully build a business.
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Conquer your fear and take life to the next level. This book helps you with any upper limit problem you may have (whether you know it or not). New heights are possible and this book shows you how to navigate the discomfort of ongoing success and upleveling in business and life.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Creative types regularly encounter resistance in their chosen work, and so do business owners and everyone else. This is a brilliant and personal look at how resistance shows up when we try to create or grow, how to recognize it (it’s usually disguised as problems or disruptions) and what to do about getting to your work.
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Another wonderful and classic look at the difficulties of moving forward with your own creativity and growth. Her “morning pages” changed my life and the process is touted as one of the best ways to move past your self imposed blocks.
Effective Communications for Women in Business by Amber D. Nelson
Learn to communicate like the leader and business professional you want to be. A quick read that highlights the 10 commandments of great communication. Great simple changes you can make immediately to empower and better position yourself for success.
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg
Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.” This timeless story helps its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.
To read, listen or watch
The Muse. One of my favorite career change websites. Daily information on job search mechanics, great companies to work for and anything else pertinent to building your career or starting over. It’s upbeat and cutting edge.
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Glambition Radio with Ali Brown. Podcast interviews with leading women entrepreneurs. Always enjoyable and enlightening. Great driving or exercising edutainment.
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Philosophers Notes with Brian Johnson. For years Brian Johnson was a constant companion. I listened to his summaries of great personal development books every day. There were so many books I couldn’t find time to read, but I could get to the essence of them, and their “big ideas,” through Brian’s videos.
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Providing a Great Service
Webclio. Jennifer and Camille are premier digital strategists, they will help you develop the right digital strategy for your information product and transform your ideas into an online offer that works for your audience. I am a raving fan! Their clients are household names and I’m enormously grateful for their work and support.
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Geffner Productions. Jaime and Steve Geffner are top notch video production specialists and absolutely wonderful people. Whether you love doing video and are seasoned or brand new and scared to death, they are the team for the job. I can’t recommend them enough.
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Your Franchise is Waiting. Jane Stein is a franchise broker (like a matchmaker) for anyone interested in owning a franchise business. If you are considering this path, she can provide information, ideas and help you through the process.
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Helpful Apps & Services
The not so easy to find ones
Close the Gap App. The Take the Lead organization has created an app to help people understand their worth and negotiate equitable salaries. Helpful to people in career transition or seeking higher salaries in their profession.
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Rev.com Transcribe all audio to text in a few short hours. Use your text to write articles, share information, understand lectures, or reach different audiences. Whatever file you have, we will transcribe it for you.
Streak – CRM for Gmail.
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