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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

02:52 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

02:52 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Together. Only new read. Oh me too long again. We separate On the way to sell. And i'll find with the thing that i got onto a take up. He needs to go into a brand new. A Oh took place..

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

04:53 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Harry potter and the sacred texts. He's also ministry innovation fellow at harvard. Divinity school co founder of startup sake design lab a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging becoming casper holds a masters of divinity in public policy from harvard university and before moving to the us he co-founded campaign boot camp in the uk. You've climate coalition. Both training and young activists casper lives with his husband in brooklyn new york and as i discovered when he was a guest in my podcast earlier. This year is a man of many hats. An avid singer and also an avid mario kart player though we have not yet had a chance to test our comparative skills against each other so casper welcome and if you could share with us briefly wire excited to be a part of this conversation in particular to have this conversation with erica. Thanks ben and hello everyone. Yes i am so thrilled to to not be alone. This evening. i think the evening we might be hearing some important news. And i'm particularly glad to be sharing this conversation with erica. Who someone who has been so steeped in both the church in politics and now at the cutting edge of culture and media may gang. I just find hut insights into thinking about how culture changes to be extremely important and just seeing things from a perspective. I often don't So i i really appreciate a louis them in her friendship. And i know you're going to fall in love with her as well so hands off. She's mine that's all. I'm gonna say one of the things that's important when we talk about What it means to unlock possibility to cultivate imaginative. Life is to remember that this is not just about coming up with a new strategic plan or to do list but this is a way that we open ourselves our bodies our hearts our emotions to new possibilities to expanding our frame and so we wanted to invite casper if you could. What can you offer us today to evoke our imaginations as we begin this conversation together so when when i was thinking about what might be a poem or piece of music. That could could get us in the mood. Both erica and i are fans of the cynthia. Ariba who liked myself is a brit But lives and works in america. And i think whether it's looking at the percentages of of who voted. Where when you look at racial demographics or whether you look at the long history The full slavery during slavery during jim crow and since then the continue to correction of people in america. I think it's particularly helpful to listen to black women when we think about imagining the future of about democratic state as in sectional theorist than say if we if a free than we are all free.

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

02:06 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Shared storytelling. She also co host and co creator of the rosario dawson produce talk. Show the assembly her first book. You deserve the truth with by the way is is marvelous. It described my life to a truly erie. Degree was published by simon and schuster in may twenty nineteen and puts the power of story back into the hands of the people exploring how to engage with the dominant cultural narratives of our time to build an authentic life worth living. She's a self proclaimed armchair theologian and preacher preacher's daughter for life as a double became myself. That's another thing that i find. I share greatly in common with her. She resides in los angeles with her high school. Sweetheart husband is on the board of color. Change oregon. Npr's generation listen. Erica welcome to this conversation. And could you share with us briefly. Why you're excited to be here. In particular in conversation with casper and in an introduction for it i appreciate it so much I would start by saying. I'm excited to be here in that. That's just the thing you say. And i will be honest. If you were talking to me yesterday. I might not said that. This is an interesting moment in one that is full of so many emotions but i am excited to be here because it is good to be in community was folks who are imagining who are questioning are curious Who have something inside of them that says regardless of what is happening in perhaps because of what is happening in the world around us. I want to be here. And i wanna share and i wanna learn And i couldn't think of a person a better person to do that. Within casper with someone that i love deeply a dear friend of mine but also someone that i learned from on a regular and consistent basis is unfair that he lifted up my book because is in the back and i forgot to go. Get it about it. You will hear it. I also encourage you to get it. And i can't wait to chat more within two there so i hope now you're excited to hear a little more about our second. Guess casper kyle. He is helping build a world of joyful belonging in.

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

05:12 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Maybe we should all log off and go do all those things but we also hope that tonight's conversation is one of those things that nurtures our brains and unlocks possibility. I am so grateful to our guest. Conversationalist tonight casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon as well as our conversation moderator. Ben yeshua davis. I'm so great full to each of them for stepping into a place vulnerability and honesty tonight. I also want to express gratitude to our office manager. Kay ahmed who will be recording and posting. Today's event on our website and the center is executive director. Allan ewing narrow who will be managing security in the chat box throughout our event as well as leading a grounding ritual to get us started allen. Thanks nicole. I want to offer my own words of welcome. We're so glad of all the things you could be doing tonight like watching cnn or preferred news station that you have chosen to be with us tonight and we're really glad and really to have you with us. Casper and erica. Thank you so much for being here tonight. A little grounding ritual just to kind of set a kind of set the tone for our evening. And before i do that i wanna just you know. It feels important to name this moment that we're in as we gather tonight it's a moment that brings with it. Some emotions maybe. You're feeling some of those. This moment some of you may be familiar with the writing of bishops stephen charleston who is a retired american episcopal bishop native american. He served the episcopal diocese of alaska in the early mid ninety s and then For a time was the dean of a piscopo divinity school so writing on monday Sort of a an important moment. He he should these words here. We are sitting in the waiting room of history both observers and participants at the same time. He wrote it is good to be together in times like this because times like this have never been before we are about to open a door a door we can pass through only once and then a new journey begins the shape of things before us revealed and then he uses these three four phrases to describe the emotion of the moment. He says how strange it feels the anxiety of knowing of excuse me the anxiety of not knowing the whole of believing the calm center of faith the nervous edges of anticipation about you but i really resonate with these words and i love those phrases the anxiety of not knowing the hope of.

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

05:12 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Maybe we should all log off and go do all those things but we also hope that tonight's conversation is one of those things that nurtures our brains and unlocks possibility. I am so grateful to our guest. Conversationalist tonight casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon as well as our conversation moderator. Ben yeshua davis. I'm so great full to each of them for stepping into a place vulnerability and honesty tonight. I also want to express gratitude to our office manager. Kay ahmed who will be recording and posting. Today's event on our website and the center is executive director. Allan ewing narrow who will be managing security in the chat box throughout our event as well as leading a grounding ritual to get us started allen. Thanks nicole. I want to offer my own words of welcome. We're so glad of all the things you could be doing tonight like watching cnn or preferred news station that you have chosen to be with us tonight and we're really glad and really to have you with us. Casper and erica. Thank you so much for being here tonight. A little grounding ritual just to kind of set a kind of set the tone for our evening. And before i do that i wanna just you know. It feels important to name this moment that we're in as we gather tonight it's a moment that brings with it. Some emotions maybe. You're feeling some of those. This moment some of you may be familiar with the writing of bishops stephen charleston who is a retired american episcopal bishop native american. He served the episcopal diocese of alaska in the early mid ninety s and then For a time was the dean of a piscopo divinity school so writing on monday Sort of a an important moment. He he should these words here. We are sitting in the waiting room of history both observers and participants at the same time. He wrote it is good to be together in times like this because times like this have never been before we are about to open a door a door we can pass through only once and then a new journey begins the shape of things before us revealed and then he uses these three four phrases to describe the emotion of the moment. He says how strange it feels the anxiety of knowing of excuse me the anxiety of not knowing the whole of believing the calm center of faith the nervous edges of anticipation about you but i really resonate with these words and i love those phrases the anxiety of not knowing the hope of.

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

05:12 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Maybe we should all log off and go do all those things but we also hope that tonight's conversation is one of those things that nurtures our brains and unlocks possibility. I am so grateful to our guest. Conversationalist tonight casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon as well as our conversation moderator. Ben yeshua davis. I'm so great full to each of them for stepping into a place vulnerability and honesty tonight. I also want to express gratitude to our office manager. Kay ahmed who will be recording and posting. Today's event on our website and the center is executive director. Allan ewing narrow who will be managing security in the chat box throughout our event as well as leading a grounding ritual to get us started allen. Thanks nicole. I want to offer my own words of welcome. We're so glad of all the things you could be doing tonight like watching cnn or preferred news station that you have chosen to be with us tonight and we're really glad and really to have you with us. Casper and erica. Thank you so much for being here tonight. A little grounding ritual just to kind of set a kind of set the tone for our evening. And before i do that i wanna just you know. It feels important to name this moment that we're in as we gather tonight it's a moment that brings with it. Some emotions maybe. You're feeling some of those. This moment some of you may be familiar with the writing of bishops stephen charleston who is a retired american episcopal bishop native american. He served the episcopal diocese of alaska in the early mid ninety s and then For a time was the dean of a piscopo divinity school so writing on monday Sort of a an important moment. He he should these words here. We are sitting in the waiting room of history both observers and participants at the same time. He wrote it is good to be together in times like this because times like this have never been before we are about to open a door a door we can pass through only once and then a new journey begins the shape of things before us revealed and then he uses these three four phrases to describe the emotion of the moment. He says how strange it feels the anxiety of knowing of excuse me the anxiety of not knowing the whole of believing the calm center of faith the nervous edges of anticipation about you but i really resonate with these words and i love those phrases the anxiety of not knowing the hope of.

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

03:15 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Evening friends. I want to welcome you to the second event in the room. Mocking possibility speaker series sponsored by the bts center you have arrived at imagine. A new democracy with casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon. We are so excited that you are here. My name is nicole deer off. And i serve as the program director here at the bts center. This would be a great moment to put on your own digital name tag and say hello in the chat box feel free to share where you are logging in from today and a word or two not an essay but a word or two about why you are here tonight. During this season where life has been defined by so many uncertainties and many of us have entered a time of forced innovation those of us at the bt s center have been referencing our mission statement often. Our mission is to catalyze spiritual imagination with enduring wisdom for transformative leadership now more than ever we find ourselves hungry for spiritual immagination for possibilities unlocked. However you're if you are in a place anything like what. I'm in this evening. You may be feeling rather limited in your imaginative capacities like me. You also may be have been trouble remembering what you're doing at any given point in the day. Have you walked into a room recently. Thought what was it that brought me here i have. We've been learning from rob hopkins one of our speakers in the first event in this unlocking possibilities series about the brain science that causes this in from what is to what if rob explained that for a long time people believed that the part of our brain called the hippocampus was purely for memory but more recently there has been a paradigm shift and it is generally now accepted that the hippocampus is also involved in our ability to think about and imagine the future unfortunately rob says the hippocampus is rather fragile and is especially vulnerable to cortisol or the stress hormone so indeed. During times of heightened anxiety stress and uncertainty our brains have a more difficult time both remembering things and being able to imagine or look at things as if they could be otherwise. Welcome to twenty twenty my friends. Luckily the hiccups hippocampus and our human ability to imagine is resilient rob shares a handful of things that have proven to nurture the hippocampus including a healthy diet..

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

03:15 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Evening friends. I want to welcome you to the second event in the room. Mocking possibility speaker series sponsored by the bts center you have arrived at imagine. A new democracy with casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon. We are so excited that you are here. My name is nicole deer off. And i serve as the program director here at the bts center. This would be a great moment to put on your own digital name tag and say hello in the chat box feel free to share where you are logging in from today and a word or two not an essay but a word or two about why you are here tonight. During this season where life has been defined by so many uncertainties and many of us have entered a time of forced innovation those of us at the bt s center have been referencing our mission statement often. Our mission is to catalyze spiritual imagination with enduring wisdom for transformative leadership now more than ever we find ourselves hungry for spiritual immagination for possibilities unlocked. However you're if you are in a place anything like what. I'm in this evening. You may be feeling rather limited in your imaginative capacities like me. You also may be have been trouble remembering what you're doing at any given point in the day. Have you walked into a room recently. Thought what was it that brought me here i have. We've been learning from rob hopkins one of our speakers in the first event in this unlocking possibilities series about the brain science that causes this in from what is to what if rob explained that for a long time people believed that the part of our brain called the hippocampus was purely for memory but more recently there has been a paradigm shift and it is generally now accepted that the hippocampus is also involved in our ability to think about and imagine the future unfortunately rob says the hippocampus is rather fragile and is especially vulnerable to cortisol or the stress hormone so indeed. During times of heightened anxiety stress and uncertainty our brains have a more difficult time both remembering things and being able to imagine or look at things as if they could be otherwise. Welcome to twenty twenty my friends. Luckily the hiccups hippocampus and our human ability to imagine is resilient rob shares a handful of things that have proven to nurture the hippocampus including a healthy diet..

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"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

03:15 min | 7 months ago

"william simon" Discussed on Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

"Evening friends. I want to welcome you to the second event in the room. Mocking possibility speaker series sponsored by the bts center you have arrived at imagine. A new democracy with casper ter. Kyle and erica william simon. We are so excited that you are here. My name is nicole deer off. And i serve as the program director here at the bts center. This would be a great moment to put on your own digital name tag and say hello in the chat box feel free to share where you are logging in from today and a word or two not an essay but a word or two about why you are here tonight. During this season where life has been defined by so many uncertainties and many of us have entered a time of forced innovation those of us at the bt s center have been referencing our mission statement often. Our mission is to catalyze spiritual imagination with enduring wisdom for transformative leadership now more than ever we find ourselves hungry for spiritual immagination for possibilities unlocked. However you're if you are in a place anything like what. I'm in this evening. You may be feeling rather limited in your imaginative capacities like me. You also may be have been trouble remembering what you're doing at any given point in the day. Have you walked into a room recently. Thought what was it that brought me here i have. We've been learning from rob hopkins one of our speakers in the first event in this unlocking possibilities series about the brain science that causes this in from what is to what if rob explained that for a long time people believed that the part of our brain called the hippocampus was purely for memory but more recently there has been a paradigm shift and it is generally now accepted that the hippocampus is also involved in our ability to think about and imagine the future unfortunately rob says the hippocampus is rather fragile and is especially vulnerable to cortisol or the stress hormone so indeed. During times of heightened anxiety stress and uncertainty our brains have a more difficult time both remembering things and being able to imagine or look at things as if they could be otherwise. Welcome to twenty twenty my friends. Luckily the hiccups hippocampus and our human ability to imagine is resilient rob shares a handful of things that have proven to nurture the hippocampus including a healthy diet..

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"Is to identify a Cormac one thing that they want someone to remember that they've communicated and then from there we build out if you get one course engines down. What is the essence of your story? Even help the moral of your story. What is the thing that you want someone to come away feeling? Write that down and that takes time right figure that out. Out wordsmith it test it out on friends. Yes, that core sends him down and once you do that, then you can start building out whatever supporting points around that. What are the examples for my own life that give that one sentence contacts? What are the words in languages and ideas that I can share that connects that one sentence to my audience. There's a whole host. Host of strategies, but I think the core message is one of the key learning module by I teach people to be able to really articulate who they are and what they want in the world. Before we go, Erica I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. WHO said there's stuff I need to do to make sure okay when the pandemic is over. And every morning I get up and CEO Cam and do it today, but every day I. don't because I'm paralyzed and I. Wonder What you say to people right now. Who are just afraid? They're overwhelmed and frightened, and not making changes or preparations, because they feel can't yeah. Yeah, there are a couple of things I give yourself. The space I went to a therapist once told me I said Oh. I'm so frustrated I'm feeling this really bad thing. I'm jealous of someone a terrible is. Don't feel that I've been upset all week. Week that I'm jealous and she was like well. What happened if you gave yourself forty five seconds to just sit and do and be jealous and thank all the bad thoughts and I was like I can't do that. That's terrible. That's against what I believe. A Matha Kinda woman Blah Blah Blah you know just plus do that together. And we sat for forty five seconds, and silence was so different comfortable, but I let all these bad negative, jealous, envious thoughts through my mind, and when it was over, she said now now what? Sounds like what do you mean, said okay, now you've done that. You've experienced it. You left the feeling happen, and we can move on and I took that lesson for the rest of my life that sometimes it's okay to heal, and you have to give yourself that space and most of the anxiety and the stress you feel around it. Be guilty field for feeling. Right so in that. Is Okay I should be doing more right now but I'm not. I'm so frustrated that I can't and I realized. I know it shouldn't actually moving. and. That's keeping you in that state so the first I would say give yourself some time. I. Don't know what that looks like for you. That's a day a week. Every morning you have been called morning pages I. write out everything that's in my head whenever you need to do. Allow it and be okay and be non judgmental about that. And then start to give yourself basis pack smallpox not again. I have to read an entire book a week or two. We write my resume by tomorrow, but small babysat this week. I'm going to explore. Spend my time when I'm online instead of just curling instagram and looking at people who have a different life than me I'm gonNA actually really intentionally. Start Looking at career path. GonNa look this week I. Don't have to make any dramatic changes and start mapping out those baby set and again. If you miss a guy, that's okay, do pretty much any change in life I've been told it works that way for weight loss I would know but. You know babysat and being really gentle and graceful with yourself. Yes, the world is changing right now. You know we don't exactly know what the future is going to hold, but if we tell her every day, you will be okay. You will be okay. You've got what you need. Take care of yourself. Give yourself the space to imagine as a dream and to learn,.

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"You consume and immediately begin at what you consume a lot of the question how do I? Hear my own voice or find my own voice I? The first thing you gotTa do is quiet. The other voices that are louder in your head and most of those voices come from the content that we consume come from social media. Come from the books that we read the magazines billboards all of the input. I think we're living in the wild wild west of stories that we are fish in water or are everywhere, but many of them. We make a choice it can. We think that we are scrolling on instagram or looking at facebook justice, they connected to people or being fired, but inspiration literally comes from the Latin in Ferrara to breathe into and by challenge folks and take a look at who they're following. Take a look at what they're consuming and find out. Does it actually breathe life into you? That makes you more active is breathing life into that is making you pursue your own goals and dreams. or the creating N. B., or is it except foreign right? Is it just things that you look at it? Actually make you feel less than our eyes are just the greatest gateway that we have to story, and so if your goal is to change your perspective, the first thing that you can do is begin to make better choices about what you look at what you spend your time engaging. Engaging with you have a lot of advice for people, not only those who are ready to completely change their lives around, but those who you've mentioned already. The people who actually are pretty happy with where they are, but maybe they need to change the way they communicate their story. How does that work start? How do you find a better way to tell your own story so a lot? Lot of work I do in that regard has to do with identifying your voice, your unique voice in the world, and then once you figured out what your voice is. You can figure out the best way to share it by that may be. What platform are you a public speaker? But I think a lot of people begin the premise of I have to talk certain way or have A. A certain energy would be a good storyteller or share what I have to offer the world, and that's actually not true. Good communication, effective communication that it just means, does your audience do the people that you're speaking to come away? Understanding what you intended them to understand that that's not about having a loud voice or a regular physical stance or using the best word that's about the intention. In the confidence with which you articulate who you are, and what you live, which again started with the internal work which we already talked about you gotTa. Know it, but once you know it. ENCOURAGED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNICATIONS train boys training to have some the call core message. If you're gonNA talk to someone doesn't matter how long for five minutes fifty minutes doesn't matter. And they to remember only one thing that you sad only one sentence, what would that be and this is of course within context not like you don't have to have one for your whole life, but whether we're talking about you applying for a job or we're talking about you have a relationship conversations or each of those I. Encourage folks depending on what their goal is. is to identify a Cormac one thing that they want someone to remember that they've communicated and then from there we build out if you get one course engines.

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"If you were in a room and everything with the painting on the wall, the floor as a tear, everything was Kurkin, but you were told to stand up straight. What would happen in the study, most of the people reported themselves as being straight when they were really actually bent over at about thirty five to forty five degree angle, and the lesson being that when everything around you as crooked, there is no way for you to stand up straight without feeling crazy right and so the wall of that crooked room. Our stories are the lies that we believed about ourselves about our identity about work about. About the world and tearing down the walls. What I encourage people to do is start to tear down those stories of the walls that you've built up around your potential, and this goes for individuals. They're making career, life changes, or also. I do a lot of work in the social impact sector speaks to that as well. I'm of the belief that we have about how the world has to work, and how politics has to operate. What is the process by which we can tear down some of those walls to actually get free and live a liberated life and one that is directed more by values and principles, then by the stories that we've always been taught this internal work that you're talking about and that you advise people start with. How does one do that? You're talking about changing perspectives right whether it be tearing down a wall. Wall or starting from? That's really hard, and it's especially hard to do in isolation. So are there things you suggest to people on how to get started on that kind of work? Absolutely, if I had to give one kind of low hanging fruit cat, the first thing that you can do any day, no matter where you are. And what are your weather? Even if you're by, yourself, can quarantine right, I. Pay attention what.

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"Build a world changing life, and that is the perfect segue for our next question, so let's say that our listener has absolutely agreed with what you've said so far, and they are ready to be smart about their story. RIGHT TO BE STORY SMART. What is the first couple of things they need to do to get started the first thing. Thing is find out what stories you have believe I always say you gotta understand where you are and where you come from before you can figure out where you're going, and so take the time to look at the pieces of your life that you're trying to change so in this in this case your career and really ask yourself okay. What are the things that I believe to be true about myself about my value about work about my talent like? Like literally take a notebook and starts writing new things down. What do I believe? My talents and skills are what do I believe I am good at doing? What do I believe about money and my role as a provider. Ask Yourself these questions that you can begin to assess okay. What shape where I am because only when you do that, you then decide okay. Which of these things need to change? Are Those true? They align with what I actually. Actually believed to be true now at this stage in my life, and what do I wanna change around that, so hearst is getting on a notebook, and just doing some good old south interrogation and figuring out what stories you have believed up until this point, then ask yourself the question once you've got that list. Do these serve me have? They served me how they made me feel? Does believing that excessive tied my income? How that worked out for me? Otherwise I feel you gotta make an assessment glitter bad. Has It worked for you once? You've done that the fun part is the what could a new life look like for me and this is where I find in conversation. Most people get stuck if they okay. I'm clear that I believe these things and they came from cool. They came from my parents, and they came from media and clear on all of that, but I'm not clear on what to do after that point. That's why I say you can have some fun. You can start reading start exploring looking at different career paths. Even just said you can't fully know until you do it yourself. You can do some research, right? You don't have to jump out there blinds. You can start looking around at the women that you admire the careers that you might not have even known existed and getting as much information collecting as much data as you can just see based on who you know you are. What were appeals to you? And then you can go, and the book goes on and on talk about the practical ways of practicing these new stories. We talked about change and transition. That doesn't mean you immediately. Go Out and get a job, or you immediately do what I did, which was pick up and move across country like that very dramatic in basketball. When you think about what pivoting actually is their small movement. You don't even move your back foot. One of your feet stay planted exactly exactly, and that's what I heard. You can make these shifts in direction without having to immediately transform your entire life, and so I say that changes the practice and these are muscles that you have to exercise so I would encourage folks that exercise the muscle of using a new skill that you know you have put. A job has never taken advantage on before or exercise the muscle of leadership. If that's something that you're looking for more of your career. Career but you haven't had the opportunity to put that into practice in your current work environment so I think practice some of these changes these narrative changes before you have to go out and again we don't know when this pandemic will end, or what the next six months to year hold for the country, but you can start practicing some of these shifts now in your daily life. You're quite honest in your book about mistakes that you made that. You wish you had done differently i. I wonder since then since you've been advising others on transitions in their careers water at some of the common stumbling blocks. I think one of them was the one. I just mentioned which are kind of believing that. When you're ready to changes, you should just throw everything in the air and do it all at once. Right and that you're gonNA feel immediately different if you get a new job or if you've got a new partner, or if you move, and I always said that the first. First thing you have to do with the internal work internal before external, because you can get a job and a partner, and whatever it is and feel the same way you did before. If you haven't actually change your mindset and the way that you view yourself life in the world, so one mistake is not doing the internal work. I the second is expecting a new life to happen overnight I. Think we've grown up with this narrative I referenced earlier the Yellow Brick Road we've expected. Changed be very chronological or have driven process. I'll take one step, and then we'll be progress and I'll take another step, and it'll be progress, but I've seen people who when they believed that become completely rattled when the staff they took actually is a bit more like a step backwards and step forward great. The best analogy I can give is A. We think of life in terms of football. We think that we're supposed to move the ball forward forward forward, and then any backwards motion as a loss or failure, but the rest of the world play soccer, right. Here you actually move the ball backwards in order to kick it farther and kick it forward, and so that's another tip that I. Give people is to make sure that you understand. You may sometimes takes us backwards in order to turn this in your life, you may take a job that pays you less right now, or you may think a job that you thought was going to be perfect, and it turned out your miserable there. That's okay, right? Life is about figuring this kind of stuff out used masterclass called tear down the walls. It's one of a number of classes that you either still teacher or used to teach. Teach and I wonder what walls you advising people to tear down. Yes, in the book I give an example or a narrative about a crooked room right so imagine if you were in a wrong and this is an actual field Seti experiment that was done in the nineteen forties..

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"Don't know what you don't know. You. Don't know when you're looking at what you presume to be or assumed to be a dream job. What that actually is what it feels like what the sacrifices are, what the costs are what you see generally when you're looking at dream job than other people is the highlight reel you see the instagram feed you see. Fast Company article about successes. You don't see the behind the scenes and you don't know the person you don't know their motivation. Their dreams, their desires, what matters to them? She word his values. You don't know what they value and so what I've learned just again in life. Is that. Experience is the best teacher that does not mean. You have to go out and get fifty job, right? You still use wisdom. You still take advantage of the input that you have about your still your education what you enjoy, but there's some things you learn until you do and so I encourage a spirit of experimentation, or if you're Disney Fan, and you've seen Moana the idea of way finding right that you're not gonNa have a clear particularly in this economy in this world. I think we're seeing that right now. With the pandemic nothing is guaranteed. There is known yellow brick road anymore if there ever was one. One and so the idea that you can talk and plan and think your way into your dream like it's just unrealistic, because the world is so unpredictable, what you have to do is take steps and then put your finger up. Check the wind like Moana dead. Right and see what's happening. And how am I feeling? Where am I going in constantly making little pivot and evaluating the realities and gaining what he can along the way, and I think that's how you end up in the life that you want which ultimately, and this is the mind-blowing part for me. It may be different than what you think you want today. You only gain that perspective, not insight into what a new dream for yourself could be by living by experimenting and by doing so we're going to talk a little bit about your advice to be story smart, but I wanted to talk chest a little more about this pandemic, because I wonder understanding that this is a very tough time for a lot of people. Obviously, there are people suffering, and clearly we are losing. Losing a lot of people however is it possible for those of us who come through the other end of the crisis that this is an opportunity to think about exactly what you're describing to imagine a completely different life for yourself I mean just because the way finding people may have been on the same path that's leading them in the direction for ten years, and maybe this is a moment to step off. Off absolutely you always have to caveat by saying neither difficult difficult times that I'm not the kind of person that says Oh. This happened because or this happened so that something positive happen I. Don't believe that go instead of opportunity. I like to say crisis create space, and you can use that base. However you choose, and I think that this crisis has created the largest amount of space I've ever seen in. In my lifetime for that kind of rethinking, reimagining whether it is I, think people are reimagining again. Certainly what they're work. Life looks like, but also what they're replaced. Balanced looks like. If you believe in that phrase, also what relationship look like what matters most to them, their relationship with technology I mean this is a time when you really can rethink everything that matters to you and the design of your life. And so as it pertains to your career like we said in the beginning of this conversation I'm just going to happen whether you want them to or not, right, the economy is going to be radically different. When we all go back to work. Some of the job won't even be there anymore. Some jobs will have changed so that is just a fact, but regardless of whether what was before remained. This is. Is An opportunity in a moment when we can think about. How do we WANNA live? When we come on in the you WanNa live the same length who were living before and and the answer to? Maybe you know what I liked the way life was, but for those who are looking and saying I've always wanted to XYZ or I didn't know what was wrong, but I knew something didn't feel right. This is the time to explore. This is the time to ask yourself. Questions and kind face the future, and it's a good way to also face issues. You're left with fear. This is a scary time, right? It can be a lot of being a variety about not knowing what tomorrow holds, and I think using this as a moment to reimagined and to dream, and to plan for something new is a way to balance that fear and anxiety hope Erica before we talk about what it means to be story smart. We're GONNA take a short break and we'll be right back. If you find yourself struggling to navigate uncertain career transitions. You're going to want to add the boss up.

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

06:54 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"What do I do with the circumstances that are around now? That can point me in the direction that I want to. To Go, and so the real change, the real difference between this type of transition and Kinda want initiated by your own desires is just how you approach it. It's an attitude. You're going to have that moment of perhaps warning if the life that you thought you were living, no longer exist. There's a moment for Greece. You're allowed that. There's a moment to kind of recognize that you weren't expecting to have to make shift here, but once you get there. However you get there. You still have that power to determine the next step. These are all things that you did and had to grapple with at a very young age. You completely changed careers at the age. Age Of twenty seven and I wonder if you would sort of walk us through how you decided that it was time to walk away from your job, and what happened along the way, so are yeah I started out my career. I'm a Washington DC area native, and I started out like I think most people in their twenties, certainly in the millennial generation, but I don't know that that's unique. I think a lot of folks who are young. Start off with wide, wanting to change the world, and so I kind of naturally. Thanks to a job. That great professor hooked me up with I found myself right after college working in one of the nation's leading. Human Rights coalition than with exposed to I was in a meeting with Jesse Jackson meeting with Bill Clinton. I'm exposed to this high level in the world of advocacy and immediately took to it like a fish to water because it. Took advantage of my skill that it was mission driven, which as a preacher's kid is very very important to me that anything that I do align with my values, and so I was well on my way, and through both grit and skill, but also I think luck in who I was around ended up in a really high profile position very early in my career, and so during the two thousand election I was on national television commentator on real time with Bill Maher. I was kind of the of millennial civic engagement, and was running a multi-million dollar program inside the nation bleeding progressive think tank working with Clinton's chief of staff. All these fancy things that look. Look really great on Instagram and make my resume really flashy, but the truth of the matter is I wasn't happy and I use the word happiness cautiously, because happy sounds very frivolous with the type of discontent that comes when there's something within you that has misaligned with life that you're living, and so while on the surface. It seemed like it was great, and I was on all the thirty under thirty list and everything was going well. I wasn't really taking advantage of Kuwait which is deeply creative person, which is a deeply spiritual person i. now talk about myself as someone who is not an indoor house cat. I need to be outside. I need to be. Moving around I. Don't like to be confined within one institution, also echina-. Although a day in my book I joked that in DC in Washington. They don't pay you and they pay you awards, which you can't then turn and pay your rent with so while my career looked amazing. I was still pretty financially insecure. As many many young people are, so all of those things contributed to the sense that okay. Perhaps this isn't the right career for me and I wish I could say that. At the time I made this beautiful strategic color coded plan. I would leave my career in the next six months, and I would explore and figure out next step. That's not what happened I got married came back from my honeymoon was so frustrated by my job and my boss, and just different stances that fell out of my control and I had my eat. Pray Love Jerry Maguire I'm walking away from it all moment I. I am Brusquely. quit which I don't recommend. I don't charge people to do that. But the process that is then underwent after that abrupt walking away is what I write about my book and what I tell people to do, and and really involved kind of figuring out first of all. How did I a driven ambitious deeply soulful mission aligned person and so quickly in my career at a place where I felt like this isn't right for me, and that involved unpacking all of the stories that I had told myself that I had believed that had shaped my understanding of who I was, what work was and should look like the perception that I. I was showing the world. My stories about money and success, and then painstakingly one by one rewriting them, and taking control of my narrative to help lead me towards the future that actually wanted for myself and the book you're talking about is from twenty nineteen. It's called you serve the truth. Change the stories that shaped your world and build a world changing life I wonder. How do we know the difference between jobs that were good at and he's will enjoy so many of my childhood references were preachers, a preacher's kid and I once heard of preacher define. Talked about purpose in this way he was pointing to a big floor speaker speaker. That sound comes out of conference or in a large room when he said you know what this speaker can function as a chair, it's thirty big I can sit on it, but just because I'm sitting on. That speaker doesn't mean that it is actually doing what it was designed to do. There is something greater that it can do and serve and be in the world, and that what purposes purposes not a function. But it is using something at its highest and best use, and so when I think of how we navigate our careers, so often led by function. What is it that I can do am capable up and I'm even good at doing, and we don't know until we try and I encourage a lot of experimentation. That's okay you don't have to have. It all figured out at once. Once, but once you start trying certain things realizing okay that this skills that is something that I have. But how does it make me feel when I use it? What am I seeking? What validation does it bring me? What is the impact? Says the impact matchup with my vision for my life, really the skill, but I'm encouraging folks to you unpack. All of this stuff is questioning. Questioning. The book is organized in a couple of core main questions to ask yourself as you're looking at not just your career, but your life to figure out if it is what you want it to be, and so as you're utilizing new skills and and looking at job that may take advantage of them. You have to interrogate and constantly asked how it making me feel what am. Am I gaining from it. What am I seeking and I think you don't know until you both do and also begin to really know yourself, and that's something that takes time, and I really would like to unpack that a little bit because it's something you talk about pretty eloquently, but I think also. There's this idea that you can figure out your ideal job by talking about it. Right by talking about your friends or by looking at the jobs, other people have and seeing what other people doing in saying. I would love that job and you laughed and I wonder. Why doesn't that work? It doesn't work of you..

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"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

Women Amplified

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"william simon" Discussed on Women Amplified

"Was today's podcast guest. CARECA Williams Simon former Washington. Political, lifelong, civil and human rights, activist, and author of you deserve the Truth Hi there I'm Celeste. Headley, welcome to women amplified from the conferences for women. This podcast brings you conversations with some of the most brilliant minds offering you invaluable advice and some inspiration to help you navigate life both in your career and at home. covid nineteen has left so many with lost jobs. Others have time to reflect and reevaluate life and priorities, so today's episode will help you navigate the transition in times of uncertainty Erica. William, Simon will draw on her personal experiences to share some practical strategies to help you. Shut out the noise. Overcome your fear and identify next steps, so let's get started. So this month we're talking about career choices and transitions, and this is your field of expertise I wonder if the strategy changes depending on whether you're making a career choice because you choose to, or whether like so many right now during this time of crisis in the nation in the world, whether the strategy is different when you're making the career choice or their career change because you have to yeah, that's a great question. I think we're in a moment when folks are thinking about whether because of economic necessity, professional facetti or just some sort of kind of overwhelming feeling that things need to change in their lives, folks are feeling that unexpected pressure to make change. Change happen really quickly and I. do think that there's a slight different the obvious differences that sometimes you're pushed into these moments of transition that you weren't seeking, but the decision making process about what that change looks like is actually the same, because regardless of how you arrive at that moment of transition or back moment of fitting. Once you're there. You then have the power to determine the direction. You have the power to determine aligned with both your nieve. Your material needs, but also your value, the passion to desires your vision for your life..

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Skimm'd from The Couch

08:33 min | 1 year ago

Erica Williams Simon, entrepreneur and author: The only way out of feeling stuck is to move.

"Today. We welcome Erica. William Simon to skimmed from the couch. Erica is a writer podcast hosts and the CEO of Sage House media as a self-described -scribed professional question asker. She facilitates conversations to inspire social change. Her new book you deserve. The Truth Discusses The career decisions nations. She made in order to re write her life story and she shares. How you can do the same Erica? We are so excited to have you with US mainly because you have interviewed us many times and now we have you on the other side of the table. I'm kind of your good energy. Yeah I'm like I mean I feel a lot of pressure. You're the welcome to the couch. Thank you for having me. So we're GONNA start how he started every interview. Just Skim your resume for us. So I started out my career in politics six. I'm born and raised in the DC area and went to the leadership conference on Civil and human rights which is the nation's oldest largest civil rights coalition that no one has ever heard of. But they're behind every major piece of legislation since the march on Washington and they're a coalition of women's or LGBT or eggs and black and brown ours and so what was awesome about. It was right then I got to kind of get a lay of the land of the entire like social justice progressive policy world. So from there I went to run in the national use arm for the Center for American progress which they call like the White House in waiting. It's Clinton Chief of staff ran it and it was just the forefront of progressive policy and my job was to figure out how to work with young people millennials to get them involved and support their campaigns and in the process ended up on TV quite a bit and my spokesperson and fell in love with that part of the work did a couple more jobs in that arena went to the citizen engagement lab which is like this really cool incubator for social change projects and kind of had carved out at this role for myself as like the Voice of Progressive Millennial America. You know what I mean and I loved it and it was fine and it was flashy and exciting and yet there was a part. Pardon me that felt like I want more than this. For my life felt very limited then became the creative director the first creative director of up worthy which at the time was like a social good buzzfeed inroad a buck and then went to snapchat and built a program. They are called the creators lab. It was the first of its kind. It was a program physical space to bring storytellers digital media creators and influences together to have meaningful conversations. And now I run my own company. So that's the that's the resume and the highlight so we can get when something not on your linked in that we should know about you. I have been singing in the choir and directed McGuire. That was a little girl so music is like my passion outside of work and I bring that up. Just because it's kind of what I do is try to create the same spaces professionally that I felt. As a little girl growing up a pastor's kid singing and having meaningful meaningful conversations and community with people that still very much a part of the mindset that I bring to everything I do. What's your favorite song to Sing Whitney? Houston's I love the Lord which she sang in the preacher's that's why I love it. It's so good. When you started to say Whitney Houston I was like Oh my God me too? I'm like I WANNA dance with somebody and then you went into. Yeah I know I'm GonNa Dance. Somebody's a good one. So let's talk about how you grow grew up in DC. Your father was a preacher. You call yourself a preacher's preacher's daughter for life. What does that mean to you? The way that I view the world everything than I am came from that experience so the way TV depicts black. Churches coaches is actually not the way that most black churches in America are most of them are actually very small kind of like mom and pop. They call them storefront churches. So that's what ours was and felt like a giant family family. He started the church literally in our basement when I was nine months old. So when people say they grew up in church like literally of course then the church moved out and had the real building and all that stuff but my life revolved around a couple of key principles around service so ours was the door that was always open. If you needed a place to stay needed to be bailed L. out of jail in the middle of the night like you called my father it was that kind of orientation around just selfless giving it was oriented around having honest authentic conversations so whether it was because he was counseling people or the group or Sunday mornings. It was just this. Is the place where you can be real where you can be. Authentic used. Always say like we're not interested. Is it in your Sunday. Best like how you look in your outfit but we want to get to know the real you and have meaningful conversations and so that is kind of been a thread through everything that I've done in my life. I've realized that I've been doing that whether it was in the sphere of politics or media or attack my main mission was select. Let's cut through the BS and have meaningful conversations that can help you change your life and change the world in some way and I got that straight from from my father and really both of my parents. We met you with four ever really knowing this part of your background and so it was really really fun to kind of research and read more about you realize what a huge part of who you are is really based around your dad and based around growing up that way and around faith we are struck once said where you said you define in view faith specifically that your faith is about wonder what does that mean in general but particularly for for our generation for those who grew up like in the nineties in two thousand and even now the way that faith is presented in the public sphere is very much about certainty. Like you have to know these these things and believe these things. There are these lines around religion. That safe you you know you have to know with absolute certainty that this happened in this way and I just find and that to be such a limiting way of thinking about a God who was ultimately big massive and unknowable. Right and so I prefer to think of faith as looking at the. Aw and under of the things that I don't understand the things that there are no clear answers for. I'm not GonNa sit in debate science. There's an answer for that right but there's so many things we don't know and don't understand and you can't put words to love you can't put words to kind of like your own growth and development and all of these beautiful amazing things and so my faith practice is really really grounded in just the wonder awe of life and how how it exists and how we communicate and engage with one another and I think if you do that you can kind of free yourself from so many restrictions that society and institutions have put on your faith and your spirit and your internal life. I feel like that was beautiful too. Yeah I'm amazed that someone who has this authentic sense to face can then go into politics girl me too and and I are benthic since a face because I think that both parties all parties. There's kind of a religious pandering. How did you reconcile that? It was was hard but I went and pretty naive. I went into that world for the purest reason possible which I must say actually a lot of my colleagues did to. Let's be clear. A lot of people who are doing social impact work whether on the activist side of the political side tend to go in with a really pure mission. I want to change people's lives. I went to help help. People recognize their own power change systems and structures all that stuff like I felt like it was a continuation of my fathers when he did in our community. And I was like. This is just a different Scale a different level in a way to do that that you know spirit and and services one thing but let's talk about systems so I went in with that mindset and then saw what it is that I think everybody sees. which is you know all the red tape all the hypocrisy again very similar to how most people view religion right these are institutions? That are very change focused and I think when you go in with that power gets involved and things become corrupted and so it was really hard and talk about this in the book and the chapter on faith with and actually in the chapter on work and in identity. I think I talked about I do but just this idea that I was struggling to reconcile all the different parts of WHO. Yeah I was and so at work. I didn't talk about faith a lot for very obvious reasons right especially if you're progressive. We're not supposed to talk about that. Because Faith Jason Religion is supposed to be owned by conservatives and so that's just not a thing that's really cool to talk about and then on the flip. When I was home in my faith environment I was not talking about the fact that like Hey I am on the frontlines literally fighting for marriage equality fighting for reproductive rights and justice which were taboo topics in the church and so I was was kind of walking this line for a while and I think part of why I ended up at a point where I said? I can't do this anymore. I have to remake my life and write a new story for myself was because because of that I was living kind of this divided existence.

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