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Have you been feeling an internal blockage that is holding you back from being productive and at your maximum potential? Do you feel like there’s a glass ceiling limiting you from the success that you know you can create? Did you know that your surroundings can affect your energy and productivity? Do you want to know more about the power of feng shui in energy, productivity, and success?

Different factors affect our energy, from the people who we’re talking to, to the surroundings that we put ourselves in. We may not know it, but our surroundings, such as our home or workplace greatly affect our productivity and may end up limiting us to what we can do and create. It may even be the source of our internal blockage. Feng shui is the answer to that! Feng shui helps us connect to our surroundings which can help positively affect our energy. So, are you ready to know more about Feng Shui and pull out that internal blockage, and welcome new, productive energy into your life and work?

Patricia Lohan is the creator of Powerhouse and the author of The Happy Home: A Guide To Creating A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life. Patricia helps women make their home magnetic to money, luck, and blessings. She shows you what they don’t teach in school, what lies between the lines, your top-secret tool for success. She is a Feng Shui expert, a healer, and a passionate female entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life living in Bali with her husband. Patricia has a gift at making Feng Shui simple and easy to understand and implement.

In this episode, Patricia Lohan shares her insights on why Feng Shui is important especially when it comes to connecting ourselves to our surroundings, at home, and at work. She also talks about its benefits and how it could help with internal energy and productivity so that you can create the success that you know you could create!

 

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Discover the impacts of Feng Shui on your internal energy and productivity
  • Find out how you could overcome your internal blockage and move to the next level
  • Learn more about caring for your internal energy and how it would help you create the success you deserve

 

“Every single part of your home, and your office is basically mirroring back a different part of your life, and it's impacting you whether you know it or not.”

- Patricia Lohan

 

Valuable Free Resource:

How to use Feng Shui to optimize your office, desk, or workplace without the stress, confusion, or crazy overwhelm: com/office

 

Topics Covered:

02:08 - Challenge is moving to the next level because of internal blockage that’s holding them back from the level of success that they know they can create

03:03 - Underestimating or not realizing the physical impact our environment has on us in work or generally, in life: the common misunderstanding women leaders make when it comes to getting energy from their surroundings

04:14 - One free and actionable tip you can do to address your internal blockage and overcome the glass ceiling: First of all, just connect to the home and imagine your home and tune in and just ask the question, "Do my spirits rise or fall when I come into my home? Into my office? Into my workspace?" And that can be a little bit of an indicator. Also looking back on what this kind of story has been since you moved into the space, like what has happened and what hasn't happened. And then once you get to that place, look at your actual workspace. Look at that space and see what's in it that is lining up where I want to go and have it set up.

05:06 - One valuable resource to help you learn more about feng shui and how your surroundings affect your energy: Check out patricialohan.com/office to download her FREE guide

06:05 - Q: What is Feng Shui? A:  I like to describe Feng Shui as acupuncture for your home. And sometimes it can be one of these things that people are a little bit nervous about, that I'm going to come in and tell them that everything is in the wrong place, you have to clear everything else, you have to move house, and it's not like that at all. Literally, you know, the acupuncturist takes the kind of energy raging and decides, "Okay, I need- this is how I need to treat it." And this is how I work with homes and energetically bring them into balance.

 

Key Takeaways:

“Look at that space and see what's in it that is lining up where I want to go and have it set up.” - Patricia Lohan

“We underestimate or we don't realize the impact that our physical environment, our home, our office, our workspace is actually having on us.” - Patricia Lohan

 

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    Do you feel like you’re not giving your full potential to your business and colleagues? Do you want to know how to become a better leader? Listening and learning are the two crucial actions you need to take to “shock” your full potential. Michael Sherlock is serious about business. She is dedicated to creating positive, productive, and profitable workplaces, and helping individuals, and businesses unlock their ultimate potential. Before launching her global training company, Shock Your Potential, Michael was Vice President of US Sales for two multi-national medical devices companies responsible for net revenue exceeding $75 million and as many as 500 employees at a time. In this episode, Michael shares her insights on how listening and asking the right questions to your colleagues or employees is the first step to shocking your true and full potential. She also talks about how to avoid disfunction and disruption in your company and get the most out of your team.   What you will learn from this episode: Discover the power of listening and asking Learn more on how to shock your potential and lead your company in the best way Find out how to ask the right questions to get the most out of your team   “When we know our worth and know our value, we operate differently. We negotiate differently. We present differently. And those are the things that can be used as our steps up, and our steps to help others.” - Michael Sherlock   Valuable Free Resource: Take the Leadership Persona Quiz or Sales Persona Quiz! Email: [email protected]   Topics Covered: 01:25 - Challenge is the intersection between leadership, sales, sales leadership, and the ultimate customer experience, which can lead to the dysfunction and serious disruption of the company 03:11 - Losing sight of the little steps and being unable to stop and reflect on the situations at hand: one of the common mistakes business women leaders make when leading 04:44 - One free and actionable tip you can do to address the challenge of reflecting and leading: Listen, learn and lead 09:08 - One valuable resource to help you better lead your company and assess situations: Take the Leadership Persona Quiz or Sales Persona Quiz! Email: [email protected] 10:36 - Q: What does it mean to shock your potential? A: When I talk to people about shocking their potential, I take the letters in the word "shock" and I use it for a guide to actually get yourself moving, to give you that first jolt of that electrical fence that makes you feel like your potential is now within your grasp.   Key Takeaways: “It really comes down to the fact that as we get too focused on change, or challenges that we face, we tend to revert to processes and procedures that we just do instinctually. And what I mean by that is we stop operating for the greater good, and we think too myopic.” - Michael Sherlock “We become too focused on trying to achieve something else, that we've forgotten that the balance between all of them is vital to ensure success.” - Michael Sherlock “When we start to ask questions on a regular basis, we start to not only find the pain points, but we also find the points that are really off track that we never saw coming, because we were still focused on the big prize at the moment.” - Michael Sherlock “What we do by this "listen, learn, lead" that costs us nothing but time. It does take time and it takes our energy because we have to keep ourselves from jumping into solving the problem, even though we probably know the answer. It builds better trust, and it builds better decision-making within your organization, and that's what allows us to get through challenges and come out the other side feeling more successful.” - Michael Sherlock “The question of how much should I negotiate for myself, at what point in time will I seem obnoxious or ask for too much, but knowing your worth and knowing your value is not just about knowing what your paycheck should be, but it's about knowing that you belong in that place at the table.” - Michael Sherlock   Ways to Connect with Michael Sherlock: Website: https://www.shockyourpotential.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shockyourpotential/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SYP_Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelSherlockSpeaks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-hgNTaDNdj1v_70McGlkQ?view_as=subscriber Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shockyourpotential/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelasherlock/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelSSpeaks   Ways to Connect with Sarah E. Brown: Website: https://www.sarahebrown.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/knowguides LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrownphd  
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    Turn Your Imposter Syndrome into Your Super Power with Jen Coken

    11:26

    What makes you so scared of doing your best? Do your past or childhood memories hinder you from doing and being the greatest? Are you feeling stuck and hidden because of the imposter syndrome? The imposter syndrome is something little we know about ourselves, is hard for us to accept, and is limiting us from going about achieving greater heights. But what is worse than imposter syndrome? Hiding from it, rejecting it, and being unable to accept that part of us. How would you know if your “too much” is really too much? The only way is to accept that part of you and use it to your advantage. So, are you ready to turn your imposter syndrome into your very own superpower? Jen Coken has been recognized by ABC, MSNBC, and TEDx. She is a speaker, peak performance coach, imposter syndrome expert, and comedian who works with C-Suite women who are looking to make a bigger difference. She shatters the limiting beliefs that plague women at this level with her unique style centered around ruthless compassion. In this episode, Jen talks about the downfall that imposter syndrome may bring, but also the beauty it hides within it. She shares how this could bring out the best from within us, let us realize our powerful capabilities, and make it our very own superpower!   What you will learn from this episode: Discover why it is better to face your imposter syndrome and accept it than hiding from it Know more about how accepting it is a critical part of knowing yourself and growing more Find out how you can embrace your imposter syndrome and make it your stepping stone into the C-Suite   “If you don't suffer from some way of imposter syndrome, you're not playing a big enough game.” - Jen Coken   Valuable Free Resource: How to embrace your imposter syndrome and make it your own superpower: jencokenquiz.com   Topics Covered: 01:56 - Challenge is doubting and questioning their leadership and capabilities in their workplace, and not realizing their deserved place in the C-Suite 03:34 - Suffering the imposter syndrome and not realizing it: the common mistakes women business leaders make when becoming a better leader 05:31 - One free and actionable tip you can do to help address your imposter syndrome and believe more in your capabilities and power: Make sure you notice that we do have imposter syndrome. You're embracing that. That's really the tip, is to embrace it. 07:58 - One valuable resource to help you embrace your imposter syndrome and make it your superpower: Visit jencokenquiz.com 09:20 - Q: Does everybody have imposter syndrome? A: Yes. Don't poopoo whether you're male or female, because- don't poopoo it because of the wording, because it is such a catchphrase. And don't think for a minute that women suffer from it more than men. They don't.   Key Takeaways: “You're playing on the skinny branches, embrace it. It's simply an opportunity for you to grow and keep true to what you're out to accomplish. Keep leading that passionate, purpose-driven life.” - Jen Coken “When women are leading, companies are more profitable, employees are more engaged, and they're more empowered because women score higher on the emotional intelligence index.” - Jen Coken “If you are exhausting yourself by working too hard, if you're trying to do things perfectly, if you are procrastinating because things don't come really easy, or for example, you're not asking me for help because you think it makes you look weak, those are all hallmarks of imposter syndrome.” - Jen Coken “What I have found in working with about 60 of my clients is that there is always, for people that deal with imposter syndrome, there's always what I call an "originating incident". Not something dramatic, not anything traumatic, something mundane that happened in our world as a child.” - Jen Coken   Ways to Connect with Jen Coken: Website: https://www.jencoken.com/ Quiz: https://www.jencokenquiz.com/0   Ways to Connect with Sarah E. Brown Website: https://www.sarahebrown.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/knowguides LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrownphd
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    Play Your Own Game with Dina Preston-Ortiz

    13:40

    Are you always playing by the rules? Want to play your own game?  Want to overcome biases and microagressions? Women leaders are often the victims of micro aggressive actions at work, such as hidden biases. These biases are nothing but opinions from different perspectives and are actually opportunities for us to maximize our skills and unleash our full potential. We shouldn’t let these biases limit us. Dina Preston-Ortiz is currently serving as a residential faculty member within the Maricopa Community College District in the area of Business and IT. She is a recent recipient of the 2019 AACC Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition. In 2018, she was recognized with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award. Dr. Preston-Ortiz has travelled and worked in 43 countries through her business, DEO Entertainment Group contracting entertainment and production for various corporate and government clients, such as the Department of Defense. Dina recently launched a book called, "31 Cents to 43 Countries: Hardcore Tips to Increase Profits". As an entrepreneurial expert, she envisions this book as an instrument to empower leaders in various industries. Dr. Preston-Ortiz has a heart for global entrepreneurship and believes that everyone can achieve their maximum potential. In this episode, Dina shares her insights on how to maximize your leadership potential and make the most of your skills. She also talks about microaggression and how to battle the biases  women experience in work and life.   What you will learn from this episode: Discover how to find your internal compass that can help you be at your maximum potential Learn about microaggressions and why you should be aware of them Learn more about why you should play your own game in work and in life   “Play your own game, and do it better by leveraging your own talents, and continue to get educated.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz   Valuable Free Resource: How you can find your internal compass and be at your maximum potential: Visit com or be the first to email her to get a FREE book   Topics Covered: 02:45 - Challenge is being in an industry or workplace that does not want to acknowledge their ability to lead which affect their careers, their status, oftentimes, their lifetime earning potential and lead to losing self-confidence 03:27 - Underestimating their talents and skills, as well as, being a victim of microaggression: the common mistakes business women leaders make in their industry or workplace 05:26 - One free and actionable tip you can do to hone your skills and overcome microaggression: Find your internal compass, scan the environment, be resilient, play your own game, and do it better by leveraging your own talents and continue to get educated and continue your training. I really believe in lifelong learning 07:31 - One valuable resource to help you find your internal compass and be at your maximum potential: Visit deospeaks.com or be the first to email her to get a FREE book 08:40 - Q: What role can mentorship play in breaking through some of the barriers that we face, especially when it comes to the glass ceiling? A: I think that women are often reluctant. And having a mentor can help you navigate both the political landscape and also provide you feedback to help champion yourself and your interests   Key Takeaways: “Find your internal compass, and I can't tell you how important that is because, oftentimes, you may not get selected for something that you're very qualified to do, but you have to play your own game.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz “By playing my own game and continuing to do it better than anyone else, by improving my talents, I continue to get educated, I continue to get training, and I continue to focus on my goals, and being aware of the moment, oftentimes, opportunities will present themselves.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz “Scan the environment for opportunities that might be outside the box.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz “Your actual internal compass and your unique talents will give you your competitive advantage over your competition.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz “It's really important for us as women to be resilient until the right opportunity presents itself. We have to keep moving forward, even if they're small steps. So, if we take two steps backward, we need to take one step forward, and being resilient allows us to do that.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz “Having a mentor can help you navigate both the political landscape and also provide you feedback to help champion yourself and your interests.” - Dina Preston-Ortiz   Ways to Connect with Dina Preston-Ortiz Website: https://deospeaks.com/ Website: https://dinaprestonband.com/ Email: [email protected]   Ways to Connect with Sarah E. Brown Website: https://www.sarahebrown.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/knowguides LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrownphd/
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    How to Get Your Message to your Market with Confidence and Clarity with Tom Bailey

    9:41

    Do you find yourself asking many “What if” questions when it comes to public speaking? Are you often so limited by these thoughts that you end up not sharing your message with others? How can you overcome these questions and fears in order to become a confident, clear, and credible speaker?  Public speaking, interacting online or offline, and getting those interviews could greatly help you get your message across different networks and might even guarantee you some new clients. It is important to be authentic and credible when it comes to sharing your message with the market. How can you be known as a person with authority in the market and also makes your message unique, credible, and reliable?  Tom Bailey is the Founder of Succeed Through Speaking, but he spent the first 25 years of his life becoming an expert at avoiding public speaking, presenting, and being in front of groups of people. However, since overcoming his life-limiting fear of speaking and presenting, he has experienced first-hand how people can succeed through speaking. He now helps other Entrepreneurs and Experts use speaking to raise their profile and gain new clients.  In this episode, Tom shares how public speaking can be a make or break potentiality in the market. He shares the power it holds and how you can become a powerful, credible, and confident public speaker overcoming the “what if” questions.     What you will learn from this episode:  Discover how public speaking can bring you success and guarantee you more clients Learn more about why it is important to position yourself and become a person of authority when it comes to public speaking Find out how you can overcome the “what ifs” and get your message across to the market efficiently and effectively   “We're ultimately not going to die if we speak, so we need to just get out there, do it and prove to ourselves that nothing wrong is going to happen.”  - Tom Bailey    Valuable Free Resource:  How to become a fearless speaker and get your message across to your audience confidently: https://www.succeedthroughspeaking.com/live-demo-registration    Topics Covered:  1:48 - Challenge is positioning yourself as an expert in the market and being credible and clear with your message  3:03 - Putting out content by other experts and spending most time interacting in social media rather than being the authority of your content: the common mistakes business women leaders make when trying to get their message to their market  4:19 - One free and actionable tip you can do to enhance your presence, position, and credibility: You can use public speaking, presenting audio content to help raise your profile, and really share value with your networks.  5:27 - One valuable resource to help you become an influential and credible public speaker with authority to market your message amazingly: https://www.succeedthroughspeaking.com/live-demo-registration  6:27 - Q: What do we do if we've got a fear of public speaking? A: talk around the topic is that it all comes down to fear. And usually, this shows up as "What if?" questions really linked to that talk or presentation.    Key Takeaways:  “The fears are there for a reason, and they're very powerful. They're really linked to an ancient part of our brain. And that part of our brain is there to try and protect us. So, if we let this ancient part of our brain perceive this threat as quite a large threat, then ultimately it is going to stop us from going out there and presenting and speaking. So, you know, we need to retrain that part of our brain that speaking, presenting, isn't that dangerous.” - Tom Bailey  “The person needs to be the face, the voice, and the authority at the forefront of that content, instead of posting other people's content as your core offering.”  - Tom Bailey  “Whether you're speaking or presenting, whether you're on video on the podcast, you need to get clear on what message you're putting in front of your market so that it resonates with that market.”  - Tom Bailey  “I always say that the person stood in front of the room is usually the one seen as the expert. So that's where you need to position yourself to really help you raise your profile in your industry.”  - Tom Bailey    Ways to Connect with Tom Bailey:  Website: https://www.succeedthroughspeaking.com/   Ways to Connect with Sarah E. Brown:  Website: https://www.sarahebrown.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/knowguides LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrownphd

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