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Adam Galinsky is a Professor and bestselling author at the Columbia Business School, Management Division, and specializes in leadership, negotiation, decision-making, and ethics. He’s also co-author of "Friend and Foe," which has been praised by the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Economist. Let's face it, speaking up can feel risky and we can each find a myriad of reasons not to. In today’s episode Adam presents us with what to think about before we put that proverbial foot in our mouth. He understands from personal experience that hard conversations often take a bit more than blind courage alone. If you have ever hesitated to speak up Adam’s words just might be the assist you've been looking for.

Direct download: CYT_Adam_Galinsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Erin Loechner knows firsthand how the hunger for more can stalk us. She’s familiar with the demands of what is akin to the hustle. How do we unplug when our balance is off?  What will an unexamined life of ours be worth or feel like if we just get on the conveyor belt of life and don’t bother to question what we’re doing or where we’re going?  If we pay attention, our bodies and our minds will speak to us.  We’ll feel something is off and we will get hints we may want to pay attention to. But, how do we listen to the messages we’re being given when we have all of these responsibilities and tasks to accomplish?  Erin began listening as many of us do when things begin to fall apart. In her new and aesthetically beautiful book Chasing Slow Erin Loechner describes her journey towards what I call her inner ahhhh...the kind you can sometimes find on a massage table...or even a really good cup of espresso...where she learns to choose to savor the life she’s been given rather than hanging on by a thread.  So, let me give you a heads up...before you checkout and think there’s no way you’ll ever be able to leave it all behind for a life on the homestead-- let alone create space in your life to pause and reflect, I urge you to reconsider.  Erin is here to remind us that chasing slow has nothing to do with learning to cook organic food or living off the grid. Instead, it’s more about pursuing balance first and foremost, and making sure that we have room in our schedules for what’s most important to us.

Direct download: CYT_Erin_Loechner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Jen Bricker is an author, aerialist, speaker, and State Champion in power tumbling who happened to be born without legs. She was left at a hospital at three months old and adopted into a loving family who believed in "never saying can't."  While she has had many opportunities to give into what some see as her limitations, she simply didn’t settle for anything less than the potential she knew lived inside of her. Jen knows there is no magic formula for success--you simply have to dig deep inside yourself and do the work. Her story has been featured on 20/20, HBO’s Real Sports, and Good Morning America, and you won’t want to miss hearing about the twists and turns in her life, especially how she discovered that her childhood hero turned out to be her biological sister.

Direct download: CYT_Jen_Bricker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am EDT