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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Jul 25, 2016

Faith, Laughter, Humor, Purpose, Suffering

 

Episode 41: Faith - Maia Aziz

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/faith-maia-aziz/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview our first Canadian, Maia Aziz. Maia has her own podcast called Morning Moments with Maia. She’s a mother of six, a wonderful wife, and works at Mackay Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal as their program director. I hear she’s a great cook and I know she can crochet awesome scarves. She can do it all, but none of that prevented her from having a child with some genetic anomalies.  


Maia shares her story and how it solidified her faith that all will be well. She reminds us that we have the ability to choose having faith that life has a great purpose for us, but we have to remember to make that choice. A key to her success is to accept that sometimes we have to suffer through and know that’s OK. We all have days that don’t go according to plan, so join us to find some helpful ideas on how to cope.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • What Maia means when she talks about faith.
  • The benefits of having an attitude of faith.
  • How Maia trusted that her daughter would be OK after discovering she had some genetic anomalies.
  • What it means to allow yourself to suffer through a hard situation.
  • Actionable steps to developing a deeper faith.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Follow Maia Aziz on Twitter

Connect with Maia Aziz on LinkedIn

Connect with Maia Aziz on Facebook

Morning Moments with Maia

Morning Moments With Maia: Sheva Carr on Humor and Human Trafficking

Morning Moments With Maia: Judith Henry on Humor and Caregiving

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Jul 22, 2016

Awareness, unique, uniqueness, self-discovery, enhance, attributes, qualities

 

Episode 040: Honor Unique

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/honor-unique/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of embracing what makes you different. Like the snowflake, no two of us is alike. You don’t want to run from what makes you unique. Instead, deliberately discover and enhance the many qualities that are your gifts. Once you start to really look for them, more appear. You also become more attuned to finding these attributes in others.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Unique is desireable
  • How to do a self-inventory
  • Practice can create new qualities
  • Your discovery creates a greater ability to see

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

Book:  The Giver

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Jul 21, 2016

Brilliance, Awareness, Curiosity, Focus, Initiative

 

Episode 39: Personal Brilliance - Jim Canterucci

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/personal-brilliance-jim-canterucci/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Jim Canterucci on the topic of personal brilliance. Personal brilliance is beyond being smart--it’s all about having the ability to use the resources you have to create a great idea or better process. Jim Canterucci shares his framework of four specific catalysts that stimulate this developmental practice. The catalysts are awareness, curiosity, focus, and initiative. Listen as Jim gives us the tools we need to polish our natural abilities to enhance our own personal brilliance.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The benefits of having personal brilliance.
  • The “persona” of each catalyst.
  • Why curiosity involves both a sense of wonder and a sense of doubt.
  • Why you have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities every day.
  • What Jim learned from a situation where a baby’s life was nearly at stake.
  • Practical steps to expand these catalysts in your own life.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

JimCanterucci.com

Free Personal Brilliance Quotient Assessment

Personal Brilliance by Jim Canterucci

Connect with Jim Canterucci on LinkedIn

Follow Jim Canterucci on Twitter

Connect with Jim Canterucci on Skype via username “jcanterucci”

Thinking Big Enough?

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Jul 20, 2016

Accountability, responsibility, blame, personal-power, empowerment, attitude, adversity, choice

 

Episode 038: Don’t blame me!

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/dont-blame-me/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of responsibility and accountability in place of blame. It’s inefficient and unproductive to blame our parents, our job or our government for whatever troubles we have.  If you give away that type of control over your life, you can’t make choices to create more success and joy.  Take back your power!  It might sting a bit, but it’s worth the pain.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How blame creates loss of control
  • Blame is easier but inefficient
  • As you change, so do those around you...in a positive way
  • Life’s a journey, ever evolving

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jul 19, 2016

Listening, Empathy, Fear, Strengths, Courage

 

Episode 37: Listen with Empathy - Vanessa Spiller

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/listen-with-empathy-vanessa-spiller/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Vanessa Spiller, who has an amazing superpower of being able to recognize other people’s potential. As an adventure coach for Project Athena, she coaches participants to succeed where they never thought they could. Vanessa listens with empathy and doesn’t try to put herself in someone else’s shoes. Instead, she takes to heart that she’s never been in their shoes, which keeps her from judging others. Join us and find out how to use a 1 to 5 scale to cultivate self-awareness. Get ready for an episode filled with great lessons and a whole lot more.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Vanessa describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of seeing strengths in yourself and in others.
  • Why it’s important to ask yourself “What’s the worst that can happen?” when you are faced with fear.
  • Vanessa’s simple but effective exercise for getting rid of negative thoughts.
  • Why giving it all you’ve got is enough.
  • Why it’s important to say “yes” to things that make you feel positive.
  • A simple “1-5” exercise to help you develop more self-awareness.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

ProjectAthena.org

Rev3Adventure.com

Connect with Vanessa Spiller on Skype via username “vanessa.spiller4”

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Jul 18, 2016

Behavior, educate, tolerance, patience, listening, love, attitude

 

Episode 036: The World’s Gone MAD

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/worlds-gone-mad/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of dealing with adversity. When the world seems like it’s going MAD, it’s the best time to practice techniques to not add to the chaos.  Acting out like those you may condemn adds to the problems.  To change the atmosphere, you have to rise above and be different.  

 

You’ll discover:

  • Techniques for dealing with adversity
  • The benefit of going beyond your own bias
  • Patience pays
  • Three immediate actions to take



Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jul 15, 2016

Gratitude, Leadership, Relationships, Appreciation, Thanks

 

Episode 35: See the Good - Lisa Ryan

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/see-the-good-lisa-ryan/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Lisa Ryan, who has discovered a way to find something good in every situation through her practice of gratitude. Lisa has used this as a basis to teach organizations that with a change in vocabulary and practice, a workforce environment can transform into a place where people want to be productive and engaged. Lisa will explain to you the practice of creating five “thank you’s” each day. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but the rewards are worth every moment of effort. She’ll even touch on the importance of how we receive a compliment, a part of the process you might not have considered. Come join us on this episode and see how you too can find an opportunity lurking almost everywhere.    

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Lisa describes her superpower.
  • Why being let go from her job was the beginning of a transformation for Lisa.
  • A compelling story of how Lisa helped employees in a sewer district be more productive and appreciative to one another.
  • How leaders can use the “apology approach” to foster more gratitude in their organizations.

 

Five ways to create “thank you’s” every day:

 

  1. Keep a gratitude journal.
  2. Send a thank you note in response to something specific.
  3. Write a letter of appreciation to someone telling them how you feel about them and the difference they have made.
  4. Verbally thank people.
  5. Meditate by focusing on the good things in your life.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Grategy.com

Read Lisa’s blog

Connect with Lisa Ryan on LinkedIn

Follow Lisa Ryan on Twitter

Connect with Lisa Ryan on Facebook

Connect with Lisa Ryan on Skype via username “mygrategy”

52 Weeks of Gratitude by Lisa Ryan

52 More Weeks of Gratitude by Lisa Ryan

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Jul 14, 2016

Time, acceptance, control, positive, mindset

 

Episode 034: Precious Time

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/precious-time/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of recognizing the precious gift of time. This gift becomes more visible with age and tragedy, but you can see it now. Listen to four tips on enhancing what you receive out of each moment of time. You only get it once, it’s free but you can’t buy more.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Time is a precious gift
  • How to find the gifts in your experience of time
  • How one man found attitude as his treasure, when it didn't seem possible
  • Time is free, how you use it is up to you.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jul 13, 2016

Thinking, Mind, Books, Writing, Clarity

 

Episode 33: Thought to Thoughtful - Mindy Gibbins-Klein

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/thought-to-thoughtful-mindy-gibbins-klein/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview our first international guest, Mindy Gibbins-Klein. Mindy is a serial entrepreneur from England who thoughtfully ties all of her endeavors together with her idea of thoughtful leadership. Her focus is on the difference between having thought and being thoughtful in business, in leadership, and in life. What benefits does it bring? High on her list is the benefit of clarity, from the beginning of the thought process through the manner in which the information is being distributed. Being thoughtful at the outset saves time, money and creates better communication. Join us as we talk about the abundance of content that exists in our world today. Mindy gives us some great tips on how to stand out by having thoughtful content instead.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Mindy describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of being thoughtful instead of just having thoughts.
  • The difference between “content” and “thoughtful content.”
  • Why the people who do best are the ones who are willing to think bigger.
  • Why we don’t need more books--we need more thought leaders.
  • How Mindy uses principles of thought leadership in her own life every day.
  • Why you must keep yourself strong if you are going to create anything.
  • Why Mindy recommends not checking social media or email the first thing in the morning.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

MindyGK.com

24 Carat Bold by Mindy Gibbins-Klein

4 Ways to Step Up Your Thought Leadership

Real Thought Leaders Go to Bed with Their Clients

Follow Mindy Gibbins-Klein on Twitter here and here

Connect with Mindy Gibbins-Klein on LinkedIn

Connect with Mindy Gibbins-Klein on Facebook

Panoma Press

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Jul 12, 2016

Worry, habits, trust, control

 

Episode 032: Don’t Worry...Be

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/dont-worry-be/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of learning to not worry. Worry is an aspect of your life that is difficult to quit. You worry so much, up to 2 hours a day, that it becomes a part of your life like breathing.  So why worry? You worry about circumstances you can change or you worry about circumstances where you have no influence. Listen to how to recognize each and tips to have more time to make a positive difference in the world instead.    

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How to recognize what you have control over
  • When to take action to relieve worry
  • The difference between caring and worry
  • The importance of trust

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl

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Jul 11, 2016

Adversity, Growth, Attitude, Mind, Relationships

 

Episode 31: Mental Muscle - Jake French

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/mental-muscle-jake-french/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview the amazing Jake French, who shares with us his superpower of building mental muscle. Jakes lives his life with the attitude of “life happens … live it.” His story is heart-wrenching and incredibly inspiring.I’ve known Jake for years, and his smile is infectious and his wisdom bold. Listen for how he uses the routine of pause, reset, and re-evaluate. You also won’t want to miss Jake sharing what he considers are the worst cuss words out there: “can’t,” “won’t,” and “don’t.” Listen and learn how you can make people want to be around you.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Jake describes his superpower.
  • The benefits of working your mental muscles.
  • Jake’s heart-wrenching story of how he became a quadriplegic.
  • The mental muscles Jake uses when life throws him curves.
  • Why you must make the choice to not be a victim.
  • Why you don’t have room in your life for hate.
  • The importance of building a fun environment for the people around you.
  • Specific actionable steps that will help you develop your mental muscles.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

JakeFrenchInspires.com

Do It Like Delta: How You Can Get People’s Attention

Life Happens. Live It! by Jake French

Connect with Jake French on LinkedIn

Connect with Jake French on Facebook

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Jul 8, 2016

Influence, positivity, attitude, self-worth,impact

 

Episode 030: Notes to Yourself

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/notes-to-yourself/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of creating a fuzzy file.  This file contains complimentary communication from people whose lives you have had a positive influence on.  Self worth is affected in a positive way from this collection.  People from all walks of life can benefit from keeping and referring to a fuzzy file.   

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How to create a life that will create a fuzzy file
  • A keen sense of awareness to detect compliments coming your way
  • Three consequences of utilizing this information
  • A change in perspective

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jul 7, 2016

Decisions, Leadership, Relationships, Teamwork, Action

 

Episode 29: Right Decision, First Time - Annette Dubrouillet

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/right-decision-first-time-annette-dubrouillet/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Annette Dubrouillet, who has a company called Decision Makers. She shares valuable information on what we need to know to make a good decision. Are you a close-ended decider or an open-ended decider? Find out because it makes a difference. Annette shares what to look for in decision drivers, which might be personalities in the process or past experience. Both of these can get in the way of making an informed and thoughtful decision. Don’t get caught up in the syndrome of, “But we’ve always done it this way.” Join us as Annette assists YOU in making the right decision the first time.

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Annette describes her superpower.
  • Why a good leader doesn’t just focus on what decision should be, but how the decision should be made (i.e. an opportunity to build teamwork and learn to communicate).
  • Four steps to making better decisions.
  • The #1 reason why nothing gets done after a decision is made.

 

Formulas for controlling your open-ended or closed-ended decision making styles:

 

If you are an Open-Ended Decider:
1. Set a limit for the maximum number of options you will consider, using what you think to be a low number. Give yourself an actual number, don’t just say, “I won’t consider too many options.” Be specific, “I will consider no more than three options.”
2. Set a maximum time limit for your decision. Again, be specific, not just, “I’ll decide quickly.”  But make the time frame realistic. If you’re deciding on a new job, don’t say you’ll decide within ten minutes. A situation like that would be more of a one- to two-week decision.

If you are a Closed-Ended Decider:
1. Set a limit to the minimum number of options you will consider, using what you think to be a high number. Give yourself an actual number, don’t just say, “I will consider several options.” Be specific, “I will consider no fewer than four options.”
2. Set a minimum time limit for your decision. Again, be specific, not just, “I won’t decide too quickly.” But make the time frame realistic. If you’re deciding about applying for a grant for your organization that has a deadline of next week, you have to factor in how long it will take to create the grant application. You can’t postpone your decision until the day before the application is due.

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Make No Mistake: How to Make the Best Decision the First Time by Annette Dubrouillet

Grazie, Prego - Worrying About Past Decisions

Decision Making in a Bureaucracy - The Good, The Bad and The Paradox

Follow Annette Dubrouillet on Twitter

Connect with Annette Dubrouillet on LinkedIn

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Jul 7, 2016

Decisions, Leadership, Relationships, Teamwork, Action

 

Episode 29: Right Decision, First Time - Annette Dubrouillet

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/right-decision-first-time-annette-dubrouillet/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Annette Dubrouillet, who has a company called Decision Makers. She shares valuable information on what we need to know to make a good decision. Are you a close-ended decider or an open-ended decider? Find out because it makes a difference. Annette shares what to look for in decision drivers, which might be personalities in the process or past experience. Both of these can get in the way of making an informed and thoughtful decision. Don’t get caught up in the syndrome of, “But we’ve always done it this way.” Join us as Annette assists YOU in making the right decision the first time.

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Annette describes her superpower.
  • Why a good leader doesn’t just focus on what decision should be, but how the decision should be made (i.e. an opportunity to build teamwork and learn to communicate).
  • Four steps to making better decisions.
  • The #1 reason why nothing gets done after a decision is made.

 

Formulas for controlling your open-ended or closed-ended decision making styles:

 

If you are an Open-Ended Decider:
1. Set a limit for the maximum number of options you will consider, using what you think to be a low number. Give yourself an actual number, don’t just say, “I won’t consider too many options.” Be specific, “I will consider no more than three options.”
2. Set a maximum time limit for your decision. Again, be specific, not just, “I’ll decide quickly.”  But make the time frame realistic. If you’re deciding on a new job, don’t say you’ll decide within ten minutes. A situation like that would be more of a one- to two-week decision.

If you are a Closed-Ended Decider:
1. Set a limit to the minimum number of options you will consider, using what you think to be a high number. Give yourself an actual number, don’t just say, “I will consider several options.” Be specific, “I will consider no fewer than four options.”
2. Set a minimum time limit for your decision. Again, be specific, not just, “I won’t decide too quickly.” But make the time frame realistic. If you’re deciding about applying for a grant for your organization that has a deadline of next week, you have to factor in how long it will take to create the grant application. You can’t postpone your decision until the day before the application is due.

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Make No Mistake: How to Make the Best Decision the First Time by Annette Dubrouillet

Grazie, Prego - Worrying About Past Decisions

Decision Making in a Bureaucracy - The Good, The Bad and The Paradox

Follow Annette Dubrouillet on Twitter

Connect with Annette Dubrouillet on LinkedIn

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Jul 6, 2016

Creativity, change, control, adaptability, flexibility, opportunity

 

Episode 28: Create Your Own Reality

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/create-your-own-reality/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of creating your own reality.  Life takes turns, unexpected changes and you can either lament or adapt. There are ways to continue the journey with a full heart and great success. It’s easier if your perspective is one in which recognizes that aspects that are out of your control are the reason your experience will be unique. Being unique is advantageous.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • What you can do with circumstances out of your control
  • How to create opportunities out of detours
  • Expect the unexpected
  • It’s ok to ask for help

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jul 5, 2016

Giving, Failure, Adversity, Influence, Relationships

 

Episode 27: Improving the Lives of Others - Greg Williams

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/improving-lives-others-greg-williams/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Greg Williams, a master negotiator and body language expert. Greg grew up deprived of many of the necessities of life. However, his mother always gave to those less fortunate than they were. Greg’s philosophy grew out of that generosity. When you pay it forward, the return will be tenfold. It's not about what you can receive but more about what positive changes happen in the world as a whole when you live your life like that. Our discussion includes how to engage others and when to back off. Join me in listening to a kind, intelligent, and helpful mere mortal.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Greg describes his superpower.
  • Why growing up poor had a profound impact on Greg’s mindset, and how his parents taught him the value of giving.
  • Greg’s perspective on failure, and why he never fails at anything.
  • Why adversity teaches us the best lessons in life.
  • Actionable steps to positively influence others.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

The Master Negotiator Blog

Body Language and Nonverbal Communications in Negotiations

Follow Greg Williams on Twitter

Connect with Greg Williams on Facebook

Connect with Greg Williams on LinkedIn

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Jul 1, 2016

independence

 

Episode 26: The Power of Independence

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/the-power-of-independence/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of independence. Like the 4th of July celebrates our independence as a nation, you too can celebrate your independence of thought. Don’t allow yourself to follow a crowd like lemmings into the sea.  Being independent means you educate yourself on your own beliefs. Sometimes that means understanding the other side.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How you can create your own bias
  • Why Searching for a difference of opinion can strengthen your own
  • Limitations caused by limiting knowledge
  • Rewards of an independent workforce

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jun 30, 2016

Choice, Decision-making, Attitude, communication, impression, workplace environment

URL:     http://www.julieannsullivan.com/the-power-of-choice/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of choice. A powerful super power that affects every aspect of your life, from your thoughts to your deeds. You can choose and then choose again as you learn what is the best fit for your life.  In the workplace having choices allows creativity and better relationships.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The ripple effect of the choices you make
  • The importance of accountability
  • The power to re-choose
  • Accountability and consequence

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jun 29, 2016

Patience, Business, Entrepreneur, Relationships, Creativity

 

Episode 24: Power of Patience - Jaime Jay

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/jaime-jay-power-of-patience

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Jaime Jay, an entrepreneur who shares with us the superpower of patience. This is certainly a power I continually work on myself. In our conversation, we talk about how patience is an integral part of a good life and a good business.  I really like that Jaime keeps mentioning that it’s his responsibility to continue to expand his patience on a daily basis. Jaime’s wisdom on the topic of patience will help improve your relationships and impact your professional life.

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Jaime describes his superpower.
  • The benefits of having patience in your personal life.
  • How patience can help you in sales.
  • Jaime’s experience of how patience helped him when transitioning between careers.
  • The link between patience and creativity.
  • Actionable steps to becoming more patient.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

SlapShotStudio.com

StopRidingThePine.com

Done4youwp.com

Follow Jaimie Jay on Twitter

Connect with Jaimie Jay on Facebook

Connect with Jaimie Jay on LinkedIn

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Jun 28, 2016

Communication, perspective, open-mindedness, relationships, vocabulary, hyperbole,

 

Episode 23: Really?  Always? Never? No One?

URL:    http://www.julieannsullivan.com/really-always-never-no-one/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the use of gross exaggerations and how it can alter your intended message. You probably are so used to using words like always and never that you rarely even think about how it is affecting your communication.  Your brains listens to what you say and therefore the use of these words changes how you view any given situation.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Type of words that close options
  • How instinctively exaggerations live in our vocabulary
  • When exaggerations can affect relationships, professional and personal
  • Practical tips on changing the words you use

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Email Julie Ann Sullivan

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Jun 27, 2016

Help, Friendship, Needs, Health, Attitude

 

Episode 22: How to Ask for Help - Marty Stanley

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/how-to-ask-for-help-marty-stanley/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Marty Stanley, one of the most independent women I know. When she had a complete knee replacement, she learned about the superpower of asking for help. This is such an important topic for many of us mere mortals. You’ll learn that it’s not just about asking for help, but also letting people know what you specifically need, so they can help. This interview is so much fun. You’ll laugh and learn some valuable tips that will be helpful for your next cook out or business project

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Marty describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of asking for help.
  • Why people love to help when they know you have a need.
  • Ideas of ways you can help people.
  • Actionable steps for making it easier to ask for help.

 

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The Art of Asking for Help

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Jun 25, 2016

Self-care, accountability, rejuvenate, re-energize

 

Episode 21: Weekends are for Chocolate

URL:    http://www.julieannsullivan.com/weekends-are-for-chocolate/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the the importance of taking care of you! In a world where you pack in so much in a day, it is imperative that you find space to cater to your own needs and desires. You deserve to take the time to rejuvenate and re-energize. You become a better human for everyone you interact with.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Caring for you is your responsibility
  • It’s not selfish
  • The importance of centering on self
  • Practical tips for self care
  • Good Hearted Living wrap up

 

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Jun 24, 2016

Forgiveness, choice, acceptance, letting-go, anger management, perspective,

 

Episode 20: Forgiveness Friday

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/forgiveness-friday/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of forgiveness. It’s a gift you can give yourself for healthier living, physically and emotionally. Forgiving yourself can be the most challenging aspect. The result is a healthier life, mind, body and soul.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Forgiveness is a choice
  • Acceptance is not agreement
  • How to practice on little irritants first
  • Why anger can affect your health

 

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Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Movie: Amish Grace

International Forgiveness Institute

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Jun 23, 2016

Discipline, Discernment, Perspective, Speaking, Goals

 

Episode 19: High Level View

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/elizabeth-mccormick-high-level-view/

 

On this episode of Mere Mortals Unite, we interview Elizabeth McCormick, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who is disciplined, discerning, and delightful. Elizabeth learned a number of  great life lessons while serving our country. One of the important is how the high level view gives you a broader perspective. Elizabeth will inspire you with her message of not getting bogged down in what’s right in front of you, and how this helps with the decisions you need to make to be successful both at work and at home.  

You’ll discover:

 

  • How Elizabeth describes her superpower.
  • The benefits of having a high view of life.
  • Why in a helicopter, and in life, you consume more fuel when hovering than when you’re moving forward.
  • The first step Elizabeth took when she decided to become a professional speaker.
  • The difference between living on autopilot and being proactive in accomplishing your goals.
  • Elizabeth’s system to become more discerning: BBFD (bigger, better, faster, different).
  • Why comparing yourself to others is never a good idea.

 

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Soar 2 Success

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Jun 22, 2016

Gratitude, relationships, employee-engagement, well-being,

 

Episode 18: Gratitude Wednesday

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/gratitude-wednesday

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the power of gratitude. In everyday life we tend to not take the time to think of all we can be grateful for. It affects our relationships at work and at home.  Research has shown that a little bit of gratitude goes a long way.  It’s a strong catalyst for employee engagement.  

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The relationship between gratitude and employee engagement
  • How stress can increase well being
  • The difficulty to notice our blessings
  • Practical tips to increase gratitude in your everyday routine

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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Greater Good

Shawn Achor article on Positive Intelligence

Gratitude Infographic

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