Entry Level Podcast
WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS AN INDICATOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS AN INDICATOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

June 16, 2019

Do you know what energizes you? Frustrates you? Calms you? Do you think about how your actions impact those around you? Are you someone who instantly reacts to a situation? Or do you take the time to process before responding? The answer to all of these questions helps determine the level of self-awareness that you have. Understanding your emotions, drivers, needs, and triggers enables you to put your best foot forward as a leader. It also helps you become more empathetic in your relationships as you learn to think outside your own personal situation.  In this episode, we dive into exactly what self-awareness is, how to cultivate it, why it matters, and the signs that someone is not self-aware.

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FAST 5: JEOPARDY, love it or leave it?

FAST 5: JEOPARDY, love it or leave it?

May 23, 2019

In this week's Fast 5 episode, we do a quick debrief on Jeopardy. As a millennial, do you love it or leave it? And if you do love it, how did your interest in it come about?

We spend 5 minutes discussing:

  • How James Holzhauer is crushing it
  • Why Sarah has a soft spot for Jeopardy & her favorite final Jeopardy question
  • Why Lindsay thinks there is a time and place for Jeopardy viewing

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MISERABLE AT YOUR JOB? How to make that next big move

MISERABLE AT YOUR JOB? How to make that next big move

May 19, 2019

On this week's episode we talk about making a job change. As you progress in your career, it is very common to make a job shift every few years. Whether this is an internal move or you take a role at another company, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Both of us recently made a job move (one internally and one externally) so we talk in detail about what prompted the decision and why we made the moves we did. 

We dig into:

  • Why the "new every 2" rule has worked for us in our early careers
  • The #1 reason employees choose to leave their companies - and our experience with it
  • The difference between making a move internally vs. externally
  • How to know when you're ready for the next step
  • Our biggest work-related pet peeves

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HOW TO STAY FIT, SANE AND PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY IF YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY

HOW TO STAY FIT, SANE AND PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY IF YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY

May 7, 2019

Whether you're a road warrior or just travel a handful of times per year, you've probably been faced with the feeling of coming home feeling lethargic, hungover, and in rough shape after a week away. Whether it's for work or play, we've been there but have devised some tricks over the years to bring more balance to travel life. If you're trying to stay on top of your fitness goals or just maintain your sanity (and dignity) while traveling, this episode is for you.

We cover: 

- What to pack to stay on track - from snacks to entertainment

- What to request in your hotel room

- How to keep drinking at work events under control - because ya know, you should 

- Fitting in activity each day

- How to manage the long-haul trips (10+ days) without getting burnt out

We also have a VERY special guest who briefly joins us for an impromptu hello!

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NAVIGATING SALARY NEGOTIATION so you can stop leaving thousands on the table

NAVIGATING SALARY NEGOTIATION so you can stop leaving thousands on the table

April 8, 2019

Did you know that only 39% of people negotiated their salary in their last job offer? And unfortunately us ladies are dragging down the average as 46% of men asked, but only 34% of women did.  This varies a bit by city but the takeaway is that we are all leaving A LOT of money on the table. In fact, failing to negotiate your salary early in your career can result in losing tens or hundreds of thousands over the course of your career.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What you need to look at besides just the salary number
  • How to do research to understand what you're worth
  • Why companies expect you to negotiate
  • How to handle the question: "What salary are you looking for?"
  • Why you should be persistent even if you hear no the first time

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BUILDING A CREATIVE THINK TANK with Lindsey Tague & Justin Bordeaux of The 904 Collaborative

BUILDING A CREATIVE THINK TANK with Lindsey Tague & Justin Bordeaux of The 904 Collaborative

March 21, 2019

Collaboration is critical to the success of any entrepreneur. Ideas can flourish and be driven by action. Networking opportunities can build new business and opportunities. Skills can be developed and shared amongst participants. This collaborative spirit is what Lindsey Tague and Justin Bordeaux, co-founders of The 904 Collaborative, aim to achieve.

In this episode, we discuss where Lindsey and Justin met (mostly because it's a fun story), what made them decide to work together, why it's so important for creatives to have a place to brainstorm and share ideas, how they are building this collaborative space, and what keeps them inspired to follow this passion. 

This episode is for anyone who needs a boost of entrepreneurial spirit and wants to understand what goes on behind the scenes of mastermind groups.

You can learn more about The 904 Collaborative at:

New website (coming soon!): http://the904collaborative.com/

Instagram: @the904collaborative

 

MEAL PREP 101 for the busy professional with Talia Koren, Founder of Workweek Lunch

MEAL PREP 101 for the busy professional with Talia Koren, Founder of Workweek Lunch

March 11, 2019

On average, Americans age 18 and over spend 37 minutes in food preparation and cleanup each day. That's about 4.5 hours per week. And the average household spends about $550 per month on food. That's a hefty bill and a lot of time spent just on meals. What if it could be cheaper and faster?

This is what we talk about on this week's episode with Founder of Workweek Lunch, Talia Koren. Workweek Lunch is a site and meal plan subscription dedicated to helping busy people meal prep to save time and money while eating healthy. Talia lives in Queens, NY where she spends most of her time in a tiny kitchen whipping up big batch meals and sharing tips and tricks with her 250k Instagram followers. Prior to going full-time with Workweek Lunch, Talia dabbled in the entertainment industry, journalism and social media consulting. Talia's mission is to show people how easy it is to prep delicious plant-focused meals on a budget to create more time, money and energy in our lives for the things that matter to us most. 

We talk with her about what it takes to build a thriving business online, why she chooses not to focus on diets, and why learning how to meal prep is so critical for the busy professional or working parent. 

Learn more about Talia and Workweek Lunch at: workweeklunch.com

Instagram: @workweeklunch

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Leaving the corporate world to follow your passions w/Kristyn Danieli

Leaving the corporate world to follow your passions w/Kristyn Danieli

March 5, 2019

It is becoming more common and more accepted for our generation to break out of the mold of the 9-5 to follow their passions and create their own path towards the things that allow them to make a greater impact.

With us this week to talk about one of those paths is Kristyn Danieli. Kristyn is currently a business owner, motivational mentor and speaker, soulful retreat facilitator and community builder. Kristyn also received her MBA from Endicott College in 2013. She has 10 years of corporate experience between Real Estate, Franchise Operations, and Project Management as well as business development within higher education. As you can probably tell, she has done a lot across many different spaces.

Kristyn left behind the corporate world for the last time this April to launch her business, Souls on the Rise. We’re going to talk on this episode about what motivated her to do that, what it’s been like on both sides and also why she decided to do a solo trip around Europe for 3 months. So much to unpack!

You can learn more about Kristyn and Souls on the Rise at:

Website: https://www.soulsontherise.com/

Souls on the Rise Instagram: @soulsontherise

Souls on the Rise Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulsontherise/

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Episode 25: Escaping the Entry Level Money Mindset: Top Takeaways

Episode 25: Escaping the Entry Level Money Mindset: Top Takeaways

February 25, 2019

February has been an awesome month covering an extremely hot topic: MONEY!

Money elicits so many emotions in us: happiness, fear, stress, anxiety, safety, security etc. Many of us spend most of our lives chained to a career or lifestyle we don't like because we haven't learned the skills and strategies to take our money mindset to the next level. That's exactly what our guests took us through over the last several weeks and today we talk about our top takeaways. 

If you're looking for the other episodes, they are listed here below:

Episode 20: Rachel Richards: Getting your Financial Shit Together (Part 1): Saving & Budgeting

Episode 21: Rachel Richards: Getting your Financial Shit Together (Part 2): Investing 101

Episode 22: Eric Roberge: Managing your Money Once you Make 6 Figures

Episode 24: Grant Sabatier: From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years

 

 

Episode 24: Going from broke to millionaire in 5 years with Grant Sabatier

Episode 24: Going from broke to millionaire in 5 years with Grant Sabatier

February 18, 2019

If you've ever thought about setting a goal to retire early, this episode is for you. 

With us this week to talk money, hustling, FIRE, and investing is Grant Sabatier. Grant is the author of Financial Freedom and the Creator of Millennial Money, which has reached over 10 million readers. Dubbed the “Millennial Millionaire” by CNBC, Grant went from having only $2.26 in his bank account to being a millionaire in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30. He writes about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and hosts the Financial Freedom podcast.  Grant has been featured on Rachael Ray, in the New York TimesWashington Post, NPR, Money Magazine, and many others.

On this episode, we spend some time breaking down Grant's story from the beginning. How he ended up broke, what small steps he took to get back on his feet, the importance of a side hustle (or many) and what advice he gives to anyone looking to each financial independence far before retirement age. 

You can learn more about Grant and Millennial Money below:

Financial Freedom Book

Visit Millennial Money Blog

Follow him on social media:

Instagram: @millennialmoneycom

Book's Instagram: @financialfreedom

 

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