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Episode 74: Manage Your Time Around Your Energy

We're taking time management to another level! What can we do to maximize our energy—physical, mental and emotional to impact our productivity? Links in this episode: * HBO: The Sopranos (https://www.hbo.com/the-sopranos) * Hulu: The Handmaid’s Tale (https://www.hulu.com/series/the-handmaids-tale-565d8976-9d26-4e63-866c-40f8a137ce5f) * FX: Pose (https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/pose) * First Round Review: Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time...


Episode 73: What It Takes To Build Your Confidence

Inspired by Brittany Packnett’s TED talk about confidence coming from permission, community, and curiosity, we dive into more ways to boost your confidence and how to put these tips into practice. Links in this episode: * Simon Sinek: Notes to Inspire (https://startwithwhy.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=febe4bcef7d845ddbdad2915d&id=67907679e4) * Quartzy Newsletter: May 24, 2019 (https://qz.com/emails/quartzy/1624219/) * TED: Brittany Packnett: How To Build Your Confidence — and Spark...


Episode 72: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Kristen Bell

In our latest Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re talking about Kristen Bell—her acting work, business and activist efforts, and why we’re obsessed with the way she lives her most authentic life. Links in this episode: * First Round Review: Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time (https://firstround.com/review/our-6-must-reads-for-honing-focus-and-managing-your-time/) * TED: Brittany Packnett: How To Build Your Confidence — and Spark It In Others...


Episode 71: Creating a Sense of Belonging at Work

We’re sharing what it looks like to create community and belonging in the workplace. What can we do as individuals to support a culture that allows employees to bring their whole self to work by creating a safe, secure, and welcoming environment? Links in this episode: * Marco Polo (https://www.marcopolo.me/) * NYTimes: The Case for Doing Nothing (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/smarter-living/the-case-for-doing-nothing.html) * Supermajority (https://supermajority.com/about-us/) * Culture...


Episode 70: How To Make The Most of Summertime

With so much going on in the summer, we want to share ways to avoid FOMO, make room for the things you want to do most, embrace the outdoors, and check things off your summer bucket list while also working in relaxation and spontaneity. Links in this episode: * Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (https://www.netflix.com/title/81010166) * Inc.com: 7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer (https://www.inc.com/jonathan-alpert/7-ways-to-maximize-your-summer-without-stressing-yourself-out.html)


Episode 69: Challenges That Come With Pursuing Balance In Life

We’re recapping our first in-person Paired event discussion around balance. We learned about the biggest challenges women are facing as they work toward a better work/life integration and share the ways we can fill our lives with more joy by setting expectations around our needs first. Links in this episode: * Stitch Fix (referral code for $25 off) (https://www.stitchfix.com/invite/t4kwchzsmk?sod=w&som=c) * Medium: How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations...


Episode 68: Showing Up As Friendships Evolve

As we get older, the people we spend time with may change as our life experiences do too. We’re sharing how to maintain healthy friendships, recognize and be ok with proximity friends, and ask for what you need from your friends. Links in this episode: * AstroStyle: Numerology: Your Life Path Number (https://astrostyle.com/numerology/) * Eclectic Energies Enneagram Tests (https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test) * Goop: When Friendships Change...


Episode 67: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Stacey Abrams

It’s our latest Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode! We’re excited to talk about Stacey Abrams, the recent candidate for the governor of Georgia in 2018 and what we can learn from her about perseverance, standing up for what’s right, and owning your experiences. Links in this episode: * Ideas.TED.com: Here’s a question to consider: What if there’s nothing wrong with you? (https://ideas.ted.com/heres-a-question-to-consider-what-if-theres-nothing-wrong-with-you/) * The New York Times: Productivity...


Episode 66: How To Create Habits That Stick

We’re talking about making good habits stick. Whether you’re breaking bad habits, adding to your current routine, or visualizing how your current habits came to be, it’s all about starting and staying consistent. Links in this episode: * Everlane: The Work Pant (https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-work-pant-regular-black) * My Name Is Yeh: Baby Meal Prep Guide (http://mynameisyeh.com/mynameisyeh/2019/3/baby-meal-prep-guide) * Marie Claire: Does a Thank You Note Really Matter?...


Episode 65: Using Coaching Techniques in the Workplace

We’re discussing how to apply different coaching techniques and tactics in the workplace to help guide your teammates and ensure everyone around you feels heard and supported. Links in this episode: * Lifewire: iPhone Notes: Everything You Need to Know (https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-notes-app-4140213) * @heyamberrae on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/heyamberrae/) * Jonathan Van Ness (book coming September 2019!) (https://www.jonathanvanness.com/book) * Differential Reinforcement: How...


Episode 64: How To Curate Your Career Path

We’re sharing what it looks like when you start to create a career path within your organization or as you prepare for a new job. This includes seeking out career development opportunities, relationships to nurture in this process, and finding ways to expand your range. Links in this episodes: * Lessonly: Max’s Note (https://www.lessonly.com/get-maxs-note/) * Ideas.TED.com: 5 irrational thinking patterns that could be dragging you down — and how to start challenging them...


Episode 63: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Melinda Gates

In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS segment, we’re talking about Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We dive into what we can learn from her about reflection, balance, making positive change where you can, and finding partners to accomplish good work. Links in this episode: * WOOP my life (http://woopmylife.org/woop-1) * Quartz at work: Six things you don’t owe your boss (https://qz.com/work/1561901/six-things-you-dont-owe-your-boss/) * Netflix: Queer Eye...


Episode 62: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV

We’re sharing TV shows we’re both watching, some of our guilty pleasures, and what season premieres we’re amped for in the coming months. Links in this episode: * Gimme Some Oven: Cacio e pepe (https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/cacio-e-pepe/) * Gimme Some Oven: Crispy slow cooker carnitas (https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/crispy-slow-cooker-carnitas/) * Gimme Some Oven: Barbacoa (https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/barbacoa-recipe/) * WOOP (http://woopmylife.org/woop-1) Shows we both love: * ABC: The...


Episode 61: Why You Should Start A Supper Club

Want a new option for your friend outings? We’re sharing inspiration for hosting a monthly supper club and other food-based gatherings to enhance your quality time with friends and how to make it your own based on your interests. Links in this episode: * NYTimes Cooking: How to Cook Beans (https://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/21-how-to-cook-beans) * School of Podcasting (http://schoolofpodcasting.com/) * Lizzo on YouTube: Juice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaCrQL_8eMY) * The Cut: It’s Just...


Episode 60: Nighttime Skincare Routine

How do you know what products to use for your nighttime skincare routine? We’re diving into the basics, must-haves, and sharing our favorite products. Links in this episode: * Topic: Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything (https://www.topic.com/financial-windfalls-15-stories-of-the-money-that-changed-everything) * HBO: Jane Fonda in Five Acts (https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/jane-fonda-in-five-acts) * The Everygirl: Nighttime Skincare Routine...


Episode 59: Grit vs. I Quit

We get into how grit relates to career success. You’ll learn how to make the distinction between manager struggles and big picture career planning, assessing if you’re in the right industry, and when to dig in and find the grit-driven path to growth. Links in this episode: * Girls Night In Club: Ashley C. Ford on Human Storytelling, Financial Wellness, and Learning to Ask for Help (http://girlsnightinclub.com/posts/an-interview-with-ashley-c-ford/?mc_cid=462510efd1&mc_eid=3c9631c65a) * First...


Episode 58: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble

In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS segment, we’re talking about Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble. We dig into her impact on the dating app industry and how she’s continuing to empower women through new business ventures and investing in women founders by being vocal about what matters. Links in this episode: * Afar Media (https://www.afar.com/) * Create & Cultivate: These are the Financial Rules to Follow at Every Age...


Episode 57: Who Am I When I’m Not At Work?

Your career does not define your identity! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe. Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally (https://zenhabits.net/intentionally/) * Strengths Edge: UnlockIt Workshop (https://www.strengths-edge.com/) * Entrepreneur: Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It....


Episode 56: To Journal or Not?

We're sharing how journaling can improve our daily lives, how to find the best style to work for you and stick with it. Links in this episode: * Fast Company: You can’t be productive without routines and rituals. Here’s why (https://www.fastcompany.com/90293936/benefits-of-daily-routines-and-rituals) * The Cut: I’ve Been in 4 Relationships With the Same Person (https://www.thecut.com/2019/01/ive-been-in-four-relationships-with-the-same-person.html) * Zen Habits: The Four Habits that Form...


Episode 55: How To Hygge to Survive Winter

Let’s learn how to use hygge, the nordic concept of coziness, to make our space stay-in ready intentionally instead of an afterthought as we learn to embrace the winter season. Links in this episode: * Man Repeller: There Are Two Kinds of People in This World: “Sorry” People and “Thank You” People (https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/01/there-are-two-kinds-of-people-sorry-people-and-thank-you-people.html) * TheSkimm: Your Biggest Money Questions, Answered by Vanguard...