Blending Wellness and Hustle with Kayla Kleinman

Blending Wellness and Hustle with Kayla Kleinman

After walking away from her passion for theater and acting, Kayla Kleinman jumped into the world of fitness, building her way toward becoming a yoga teacher. With her blog, Kayla in the City, she found a way to combine wellness and hustle. She also expanded her blog beyond fitness, focusing on practices that can help someone feel much better, like self-care, literature, relationships and more. Her energetic personality and unique style earned her recognition as a top fitness blogger by Teen Vogue magazine. 

Highlights:

  • Kayla’s journey from walking away from her passions to becoming a full-time yoga teacher
  • Adapting and creating new yoga routines and forms of interaction across her platforms during quarantine
  • Starting Kayla in the City as a fitness blog and expanding it to cover lifestyle, self-care, literature and more
  • Discovering how a wellness blog goes hand in hand with being a yoga teacher
  • How Kayla added Instagram to her media outlets to allow her brand to grow
  • Kayla’s discovery of her area of expertise and being herself 
  • What she’s learned from the pandemic and the importance of slowing down

 

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Father’s Day Edition

Our Father’s Day episode includes two very special guests, Hannah and Landon Thomas – also known as my kids! We talk about their job experience, from Hannah’s transition from small to big companies to Landon’s love for soccer and passing that passion on to younger kids as a referee. We also chat about food, puppy teachings, and what parents can learn from their own kids.

 

Highlights:

  • Hannah’s perspective as a teenager working at both big and small companies 
  • Landon’s experience as a referee in youth soccer and what he has learned from it
  • Parenting advice from a teenager’s point of view

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How Corporations Are Rebuilding After COVID-19

How Corporations Are Rebuilding After COVID-19

What is the future of work? Three months ago, that might have seemed like a far-reaching question, but in the light of the coronavirus epidemic, organizations are quickly realizing that it’s time to develop an answer, at least for the short term. 

 

In any given crisis, the businesses that succeed are those who look at conflict as an opportunity to adapt and develop their structure and processes. As we move forward in the era of COVID-19, many corporations are already reimagining the way they do business. Following the lead of these organizations, from major tech giants to fellow small businesses, can help you keep on your feet and exit the crisis with a smarter, stronger company.

 

A greater focus on health

 

Employee health has quickly become the main focus of workplace changes. Many offices are adopting health policies like regular temperature checks, hand sanitizing stations, and mask requirements before employees can enter the building. The physical office structure is changing as well: companies with open-air offices are integrating measures such as clear plastic sneeze guards, HVAC airflow changes, spaced out desks, or added cubicles.

 

Given the pressing health concerns, we’ve also seen businesses switch to digital-only meetings and reconsider which meetings truly bring value to the company. In the current economic situation, it may be helpful for certain teams like a sales team to meet even more frequently than before, while other internal or external meetings may be rescheduled or canceled. In addition, the pandemic has also called many standard policies into question, like the need for guaranteed sick leave and care leave, meaning that some organizations are rapidly changing the way they provide for their people in general. 

 

Updated work from home policies

 

At the end of the COVID-19 crisis, organizations may find themselves with far fewer in-office employees at any given time—or even no in-office employees at all. Some major technology companies, including tech giants like Google, Twitter, and Facebook, are changing their policies to allow employees to work remotely for the long term, with the possibility to make these changes permanent even after the outbreak is resolved. And as employees learn to tackle issues remotely and to collaborate digitally, companies must think on their feet to adapt their workplace policies. Working in a digital office alters the way a workforce engages with a company, the way employee training is carried out, the way we adapt to digital tools, and even the expectations customers have of a company. 

 

This current crisis may be one of the toughest leadership tests you’ll face, especially in light of the health and economic concerns of this virus. Reimagining your organization as a nimble team that can make crucial decisions quickly, collaborate, and work remotely, and move forward through uncertainty may be exactly what’s needed to help you succeed in the long run.

 

How to Conquer FOMO with Patrick McGinnis

How to Conquer FOMO with Patrick McGinnis

Have you ever felt guilty about not going to every event or gathering? If so, you’ve experienced FOMO. Today we have Patrick McGinnis as our guest – an international venture capitalist and the author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice. He coined the term FOMO more than 15 years ago in an article for his business school newspaper, unaware that he was making history. 

 

Highlights: 

  • Patrick’s journey to becoming a successful author.
  • How brand authenticity is key to building a successful brand.
  • The turning points in Patrick’s career that led him to coin the term FOMO. 
  • The importance of not letting FOMO influence your decisions.

 

If you want to know more about Patrick you can follow him on Instagram or visit his website

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Creating Opportunities for All with Clayton Frech

Creating Opportunities for All with Clayton Frech

 In today’s podcast, we are honored to have Clayton Frech as our guest. Clayton is a disability advocate and entrepreneur with a passion for inclusion for all sectors of society. He’s also the founder and CEO of Angel City Sports, an organization that provides athletic opportunities for people with disabilities and is in charge of the Angel City Games, a multi-sport Paralympic competition in the U. S. 

 

Highlights: 

  • Clayton’s road to becoming a disability rights advocate.
  • How Clayton learned to overcome obstacles in his life in order to follow his passion. 
  • The importance of learning that a disability isn’t an obstacle to succeed in life. 
  • The challenges for organizations to create awareness and raise funds.
  • How sports can create a community and unite people.

 

To learn more about Clayton’s work visit his website and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow  Angel City Sports on Instagram

 

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What Comes Next with Elana Lyn Gross

A lot of young people struggle to find their place in the professional world once they finish college. On today’s Aim to Win podcast, we are joined by Elana Lyn Gross, journalist and author of “What Next?: Your Five-Year Plan for Life after College.” Gross has been helping college graduates figure out what comes next. Elana’s audacity and sincere writing have allowed her to give her readers several tools to face the challenges that come once you step into the so-called real world. 

 

Highlights:  

 

  • Elana’s career evolution: from seeing writing as a hobby to becoming a published author. 
  • How choosing what makes you happy over what other people think is good for you is the key. 
  • The importance of taking the time to really think about what you want to do. 
  • How COVID-19 will impact the class of 2020. 
  • The key to finally decide to start investing your money and make your own financial decisions. 

 

You can learn more about Elana on her website,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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The Power of Masterminds in an Increasingly Online World

The Power of Masterminds in an Increasingly Online World

If you’ve ever worked with a group in any workplace, you may have come away with the opinion that group work is more trouble than it’s worth. Conversations veer off-topic, people work at different paces, and syncing up schedules can be a chore. 

 

But the truth is, working with the right group can give you creative breakthroughs you might never have had on your own. And when you’re running a business, especially alone, it’s crucial to find the support you need for brainstorming, problem-solving, and more. Mastermind groups open a world of collaboration and shared insights within a supportive environment—and in the age of physical distancing, you might find that it’s the power of that collaboration that keeps you going. Here are a few reasons to consider joining a mastermind group your next business investment.

 

Sense of community

 

Entrepreneurs who start a small business can be surprised to find how lonely and isolating it can feel when you don’t have the right crowd to support you. Worse, finding opportunities for business networking and group brainstorming has never been easy, even before coronavirus came on the scene. In an age where physical distancing is the new norm, it’s more important than ever to surround yourself with people who can help you reach your goals—and that’s where mastermind groups come in. These groups foster a sense of community between like-minded members, allowing participants to share experience and connections and to support each other as needed. The solid relationships and ongoing help quickly give you the sense that you aren’t alone, and you’ll be supported as you move forward.

 

Shared vision

 

Most of us are at our best when we feel we’re working together toward a shared goal. And although each member of a mastermind group is working toward personal goals around their own organization, everyone’s objective is to move forward—meaning that every win can be celebrated together as a sign of the community’s success. Whether members are investing in education, improving business skills, or adjusting their finances, each person achieves more through the group’s collaboration, support, and shared sense of purpose, making it a great way to find your own success.

 

Regular connections

 

In a mastermind group, online meetings occur on an ongoing basis. The overall goal is to create a safe space for members to discuss the pressing issues of their business and the tactics and techniques they’re using, as well as to provide opportunities for education, collaboration, and business networking. These ongoing meetings also offer the extra advantage of helping members stay connected with like-minded business owners, fostering long-term relationships with your peers. 

Finding empowerment through peer support is more important now than ever before. With these advantages (and many more), a mastermind group may be one of the most important business moves you make.

The Power of Empathy with Michael Ventura

On today’s Aim to Win podcast, we have Michael Ventura, founder and CEO of SubRosa as a guest. SubRosa is a strategy and design company that helps businesses solve problems using applied empathy as a tool. It was largely focused on digital work until 2008  when they implemented an approach to work on strategic and experiential assignments as well to make sure that what the brand said online was also true in the real world. Ventura shares with us some important lessons about success, like what being successful really is, or the fact that what is considered a failure by some can actually be a triumph. 

Highlights:

  • The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who have failed the most 
  • The more that you understand the problems that your colleagues are facing, the more the relationship really flourishes 
  • Mistakes are what helps us to become better entrepreneurs. 
  • Winning or having success in something is defined by each person individually.
  • Don’t measure your success with what other people think success is
  • Dialogue and inquiry lead to cognitive empathy, which helps us to understand our clients’ and employees’ needs.

You can learn more about Michael on his website and Linkedin you can also follow him on Instagram

 

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Digital Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Digital Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Everyone who runs their own business worries about how to invest in that business. But in my experience, not enough of them remember to regularly invest in themselves as well. The business world is constantly changing, and it’s tough to keep pace if you don’t put in the work. Fortunately, modern technology makes it possible to consistently invest in yourself at all stages of your business. Whether you’re after “soft” skills like management skills or “hard” ones like financing, I’ve written out a list of the best digital resources to give you a leg up on the competition, in no particular order.

 

Online training

 

From MIT lectures on YouTube to Harvard classes on popular education websites, it’s possible to get all of the tools you need to succeed without leaving your computer. Online classes allow you to pick up relevant training to handle specific business issues, and TED talks or similar videos can be great digital resources for one-off learning as well. Best of all, you’ll find that online training can be relevant at all phases of your business: classes for budding entrepreneurs might talk about startup funding or market assessments, while veterans might find classes to stay on top of advancements in techniques and technology in their field.

 

Online business groups

 

Although most of us think of “networking” as something that happens in person, you’ll miss out on fantastic opportunities if you forget to check for relevant networks online. Depending on the platform, some groups will be incredibly formal, with members-only access to resources, forums, and more. Others will be less so—including more casual groups housed on popular social media sites like LinkedIn. These online communities can be a great way to get hold of highly relevant educational resources, as well as peer support, monthly meetings, curated content, and more.

 

Online mentorships and masterminds

 

If you’re serious about staying a few paces ahead of the competition, finding the right guidance can be crucial—and it’s easier than ever to do it online. If you prefer to find one on one support, an online mentorship may be right for you. The right mentor can offer personalized feedback when you need it most, staying relevant to your business and industry. Best of all, you can tailor your experience by finding a mentor with expertise in areas you struggle in most. On the other hand, if you prefer a group experience, a mastermind can be a great digital resource. Masterminds are groups of like-minded entrepreneurs who participate in regular meetings, each member having the goal of improving their own businesses. This type of online community  offers opportunities for brainstorming, hearing new perspectives, and cultivating strong relationships with supportive peers who will hold you accountable to your goals.

 

Being a business owner means constantly striving for better and more—but these digital resources make the job easier. Don’t be surprised at just how much you can learn with these digital resources, because the next great thing you do for your business might be completed online.

Be Unsettled, Finding your Way in a Changing World with Jonathan Kalan

Have you ever thought about ditching everything to travel the World? Is there an effective way to do that and financially sustain yourself? On today’s  episode, we are joined by Jonathan Kalan, co-founder of Unsettled, a travel company that brings together artists, freelancers, and professionals of all ages with the same passion: to live boldly and to embrace the unknown. Unsettled started as a group of friends traveling together, but as these digital nomads decided to make wanderlust their way of life, what started as a short trip ended up changing their future.

Highlights:

  • The importance of creating a community of people that share the same values and philosophy of life
  • Life as something that’s in constant evolution
  • We’ve been in uncertain times for a long time
  • Most people are looking for the same things: growth, belonging and being true to themselves
  • There is no such thing as THE truth. Truth is formed by the perspective of each person.
  • Communication is key when you work with a remote team
  • You can learn more about Ashley on her website,  InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest.

If you want to know more about Jonathan you can visit  his website or follow him on Instagram

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