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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Jun 27, 2018

 Let's be honest. For so many of us, the mere idea of networking makes us curl up our lip in revolt. 

The idea of milling around in a room, full of people wearing "Hello, my name is..." name tags, trying to muster up the confidence to had your business card to the V.P. of So-and-So who is standing across the room.

If we're being really honest, that sense of dread arises because we're so focused on what we can get out of the situation.

This week's guest asks you to flip the script. Rather than thinking about networking as a way to get something, she suggests approaching it as a way to give something. As a way to cultivate real, authentic connections. Imagine that.

Jennifer Kroiss is a networking expert, and an entrepreneurial business coach.

During our conversation, we hit on so many amazing topics, including:

  • How to approach networking from a place of service. Asking yourself, "How can I be of value to this person?" rather than, "What can I get out of this person?"
  • We talked about the importance of getting 100% clear on what you want your business to look like. So many of Jennifer's entrepreneurial clients experience overwhelm when they begin entertaining work that falls outside of their passion and their vision.
  • We also talked about the importance of understanding how others might show up to a situation and how that might be different from the way we show up. As an Insights Discovery coach, Jennifer helps people work together in more productive ways, using this powerful tool. 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, or you're simply interested in making more real, authentic connections with other people, this is the episode for you. 

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Jun 20, 2018

It's not often that we get to sit down with someone we have admired for a long time. This week, I'm sharing an interview that resulted from my opportunity to do exactly that.

I have admired Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork, for quite a few years. She is all of the good stuff, wrapped up together in one person.

Strong? CHECK!

Opinionated? CHECK!

Gumption and self-confidence for days? CHECK!

Gives good hugs? DOUBLE-CHECK!

You are not going to want to miss this episode of the podcast. Nancy shared so much wisdom with us all, including:

  • How she cultivated all of that gumption
  • The impact of our actions on the next generation
  • Why we're so unengaged at work and how to fix it
  • The importance of living life to the fullest
  • How to practice and cultivate positivity
  • The importance of silencing your inner critic
  • The impact of women supporting women

I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you all to Nancy Lyons!

Here are a few more details about her:

Nancy Lyons is a CEO, entrepreneur, and all around good human who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology, and people. Through her candid writing and speaking, she explores the many facets of life at work and champions human-centered approaches to business. Seeing work and the culture of work as the next economic frontier, she pushes the progressive boundaries of how we think about professional and personal lives.

Nancy has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. She is co-author of “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” (New Riders, 2012) and author of the upcoming book, “How to Win at Business by Being Nice to Humans.”

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Jun 15, 2018

You've probably heard it before. That little voice in your head that gets louder and louder, the more you step out of your comfort zone. The voice of your inner critic.

Maybe it sounds something like this, "Do you think you have enough experience for that?" Or, maybe it's more like, "No one is going to take you seriously." Or, my personal favorite, "Do you really think you can pull it off? You're not going to succeed, and you'll end up wasting all that time."

I'll let you in on a little secret. I battle the voice of my inner critic every single day. 

I was thrilled to come across a book called "Playing Big: Finding Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message." This book contains a number of exercises that I have found to be so transformative.

In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through one of those exercises designed to silence your inner critic. I'll walk you through the exercise, and then bare my soul a bit and introduce you to Ron, my inner critic. 

I hope this episode helps you quiet that voice in your head that is attempting to keep you playing small. You are so much bigger than that.

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Jun 13, 2018

This week's episode is all about women supporting other women using the power of the all-mighty dollar. 

Did you know that if we simply bought our tampons (JUST TAMPONS!) from women-owned businesses, it would drive $2.7 BILLION more into women-owned businesses than all of venture capital in 2017?! Those are some powerful tampons!!

Those of you who have taken big leaps know how scary it can be to go after your dreams, and you probably also know how amazing it is to have the support of those around you.

Support and tribe make all the difference.

It is this reason why I am so excited about what Kateri Ruiz and Angel Rowell are doing with their new venture, Maia! Maia is a directory of women-owned businesses, and Kateri and Angel created it to help connect these businesses with consumers who want to support businesses that align with their values.

Our dollars are powerful!

Kateri and Angel are giving away a free premium listing on Maia to one lucky listener who rates & reviews the podcast on iTunes and screenshots that review to me (social media DM or via aprilseifert.com)!

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Jun 6, 2018

Have you ever considered the link between authenticity and confidence?

It is so hard to be confident when we’re masking who we really are. In other words, it is hard to be confident when our insides don’t match our outsides.

This is one of the key topics we’re exploring in this week’s podcast episode.

This week you’re going to meet Susan Denk. Susan is a 38-year veteran of the construction industry and is the owner and general manager of White Crane Construction LLC, founded in 2002. 

Susan's confidence radiates from her during this interview, and she sheds light on exactly where that confidence came from. She worked hard to reconcile her outward identity with the woman inside of her, and it was only when she was able to live authentically that she was able to cultivate her strong sense of confidence.

We also talked about her dedication to mentorship and the impact it has had on her life and on the lives of the women she mentors. What an important topic for us to talk about in the context of starting big projects and going after big goals!

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