TC 300: Celebrating our 300th Show!

TC 300: Celebrating our 300th Show!

On this edition of the Transformation Cafe podcast, we welcome a half-dozen guests to help us celebrate our 300th show! The Transformation Cafe started six years ago with a group of friends attending a conference in Hawaii, as Robin recounts in this week’s show. They had such great conversations that they wanted to find a way to continue them. At the time internet radio was fairly new, and podcasts were just getting started. Now you can listen any time, anywhere, using your favorite device. As Jeff observes in this week’s show, the change in technology is mind-boggling; you can learn about something on a podcast and immediately put it into action by downloading an app to your smartphone. Amazing! Two years ago we launched  Transformation-Cafe.com as a...

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TC 297: Living the Charged Life and The Happiness Quotient

TC 297: Living the Charged Life and The Happiness Quotient

Are you Caged, Comfortable, or Charged? In this week’s episode host Robin Masiewicz, and guests Amy Frost and Carolyn Ortman discuss Brendon Burchard’s work on living a Charged Life, and his High Performance Academy. Brendon is the author of The Charge: Activating the Ten Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive, The Motivation Manifesto, The Millionaire Messenger, and many other books. He also has a very popular YouTube channel.   Brendon Burchard on The Caged Life   About Carolyn Ortman CKO Marketing Group specializes in dynamic marketing and business solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals. The company offers services through expert facilitators, consultants, and coaches. CKO is led by Carolyn Ortman who acts as a...

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TC 295: How to Pose for Presence and Self-Nudging

TC 295: How to Pose for Presence and Self-Nudging

We are concluding our review of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Book Club, we’ll be highlighting chapters 9 – 11 of Presence. This section summarizes some of the main points of this great book and shows us how we can apply what we’ve learned. You don’t have to try and turn yourself into a super-hero overnight. Anyone that’s made a New Year’s resolution to achieve some huge goal like “lose 100 pounds” knows that by February you’re back to your old habits. Research tells us the key is to nudge ourselves; take baby steps...

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TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

In the Cafe Book Club we’re reviewing Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss posture, the benefits of Yoga and dance positions, and what research tells us about high- and low-power poses. Let your body tell you you’re powerful and deserving, and you become more present, enthusiastic, and authentically yourself. -Amy Cuddy iHunch  – ruins your posture and can affect your mood Amy Cuddy discusses the effects of constantly hunching over a mobile device in this article. Research shows it can not only ruin your posture, but can have a...

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TC 289: Cafe Book Club – Presence Part 4 – I Don’t Deserve to Be Here

TC 289: Cafe Book Club – Presence Part 4 – I Don’t Deserve to Be Here

In this chapter of Presence titled “I Don’t Deserve to Be Here”, Amy Cuddy explores the Impostor Phenomenon. Host Robin Masiewicz, Amy Frost, Dr. Kymn and Michelle discuss how this mind set affects them, and suggest ways of dealing with self doubt. “If achieving presence requires us to be totally in tune with our truest feelings, beliefs, abilities, and values, then we certainly cannot be present when we feel like a fraud. Instead, we are discordant, frazzled, and utterly unconvincing. And just as presence is self-reinforcing, so, too, is feeling fake.” “Impostorism steals our power and suffocates our presence. If even you don’t believe you should be here, how will you convince anyone else?” “Presence and...

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TC 288: Cafe Book Club – Presence Part 3: How Presence Begets Presence

TC 288: Cafe Book Club – Presence Part 3: How Presence Begets Presence

In this week’s Cafe Book Club we focus on part 3 of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy. This chapter is titled “Stop Preaching, Start Listening: How Presence Begets Presence”. It features a very moving story of how a group of pastors were able to address very serious problems of gang violence by being fully present. On the work of the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, co-founder of the Boston TenPoint Coalition, to help reduce gang violence in the city in the 1990s, which she discusses in her book Jeffrey and these other young ministers decided that what they needed to do was meet [gang members] in their homes, which meant going out and walking the streets from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. And they wore their collars, but...

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