Play Your Position with Mary Lou Kayser (general)

In this episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, host Mary Lou Kayser looks back at the first year of her podcast, sharing 3 big insights with listeners about what the content creation experience and podcast journey has revealed -- and why it matters.

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No none likes losing, yet it is a fact of life for all of us. Listen in to hear Mary Lou's insights about losing on a personal level, as well as from the universal side of things so that the next time you get the chance to compete, you'll have a fresh perspective on how to get the most of it, no matter the outcome. 

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Emily Duff is a Manhattan based artist who fronts the Emily Duff Band. Compared to the likes of Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and Steve Earle, she is one of the best singer songwriters of her generation. In today's episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, listen in to hear Emily's story about how music found her when she was four years old, along with her insights on living the artist's life in a technology driven world.

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What better way to kick off 2015 than with a challenge about playing your position? As one year ends and a new year begins, our natural inclination is to look back as well as ahead. Just like the start of a new football game is full of optimism and anticipation, so too does a new year bring with it the promise of possibility for each of us. 

In today's episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, I offer up a challenge about how to head into 2015 so that it truly is a year you will see forward motion in your life. 

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How can you leverage social media on a bigger scale for your business, your brand, your message? Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick have some good ideas in their book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. This is my review of that book.

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Parenting and entrepreneurship have a lot in common -- and present unique challenges to the people who choose to pursue both at the same time! Mary Kathryn Johnson knows first hand how to succeed at both. Listen in to hear how she -- and thousands of Parent Entrepreneurs -- do it.

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The story of Russ Thompson, turkey master extraordinairre, and what happened the year he bought a 40 pound turkey for Thanksgiving.

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When it comes to connecting people and building teams that matter, look no further than Doug Goodrum to get the job done. Despite having the odds stacked against him as a high school drop out, discover how Doug overcame this obstacle and went on to experience much career success. 

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In memory of my grandfather, a doctor in the Army who served in World War II, and in honor of all vets everywhere past, present, and future, this is my audio postcard. Thank you.

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Mary Sheehan knows first hand the excitement and fear that comes with the decision to change positions after 20 years of a successful career in pharmacy. In today's episode, listen as Mary shares how she knew it was time to play a different position and the difference making that decision is having in her life.

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Olivia West is a leader in a new wave of doing business in the 21st century that truly is a family affair. With her husband Norman West and their three children, Olivia is blazinig a trail for creating wealth while living your passion and the principles of servant leadership.  

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Tracy Imm is a premier communications strategist who understands the importance of investing in yourself if you're serious about winning big games in business and life. She also practices the art of the side hustle, something all professionals need to consider in this rapidly shifting economy.

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Live events, conferences and workshops are common experiences for many professionals. Whether good or not so great, they can offer valuable takeaways for the savvy attendee. In today's show, Mary Lou shares insights and practical tips for making the most of your next conference or workshop experience, including three specific things you can do to maximize every live event opportunity.

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Kelly Fidel doesn't mess around when it comes to landing big corporate clients -- or mentoring entrepreneurs on taking their businesses into the end zone. On the eve of launchng her latest project No Glass Ceiling, Kelly is committed to helping 1 million women worldwide shatter their own glass ceilings.

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Robb Price is an award winning social entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses while giving back to the communities where he operates. He grew up in the U.S. and moved to Canada in 2003 where he currently oversees the daily operations of his company, DeliverGood.org, an organization that manages in kind donations for hundreds of charities and clients throughout North America.

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Ginna Kayser is about to start her freshman year at the University of Oregon Clark Honors College. Representing the next generation of 21st century leaders, Ginna is planning to pursue a career in medicine and is an inspiration to anyone who believes that young people are our future.

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In celebration of Sally Hogshead's latest book launch for How the World Sees You, I explore the different personality assessments of the last 30 years including Myers-Briggs, Strengths Finder, The Color Code, and Kolbe. Having spent years studying the science of fascination, Sally is an expert in understanding how the world sees each of us -- and in turn, helps us make the most of those insights in our businesses, careers, and relationships. Listen in for a special limited time offer from Sally and find out how you can learn what your highest value is in today's marketplace!

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In today's episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, Julie Starr Hook, founder of Five Starr Organizing and Design and author of the book, "From Frazzled to Freedom," talks about how she became a professional organizer, the big lesson she learned about being an early bird, and why writing & self-publishing a book could possibly be the best gift any entrepreneur or professional could give themselves.

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In this episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, listen in to gain insights into what's going on with authors in today's rapidly changing publishing marketplace. If you are one of the 80% or more of people who say they want to write a book, you will definintely want to tune in!

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In today's Play Your Position Podcast episode, host Mary Lou Kayser shares insights gleaned from the first 12 weeks of the show while reflecting on how her position as a Mom is about to change as her daughter gets ready to graduate from high school.

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Natasha Hazlett of Fast Forward Marketing, LLC isn't shy about sharing her story of making the leap from a secure position as a lawyer to a full time online entrepreneur -- and the challenges she had to overcome to live the life she dreamed about.

 

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Gloria Nussbaum is a personal historian who owns her own business called Real-to-Reel. Her passion for audio and storytelling has been instrumental in her business succes. To date, she has recorded the personal histories of close to 100 people and couples. Gloria has also gained some priceless insights into running a business as a result of being out on her own, and has seen the huge payoff her clients experience from documenting their personal histories.

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Nobby Kleinman understands the power of Zig Ziglar's famous saying -- help enough people get what they want and you get everything you want. As a long time financial analyst, Nobby has helped thousands of people learn how to manage and invest their money for positive returns. He is an entrepreneur at heart, and loves the way the Internet has brought people together from around the globe to do business together. Listen in today to hear Nobby's story and what two words have guided him to his constant success.

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Carol Ann Jones has loved music since she was a little girl, but it wasn't until after she'd raised her family and become a dairy farmer that she decided it was time to chronicle her life in music. She wrote all of the songs on her debut album “Out of the Blue,” and has since written and performed many other songs. Carol's music hit the national airwaves in early 2010 when her song "All about the Wheels" was featured on NPR's popular show "Car Talk" with Click & Clack. Listen in to hear her stories about the many ways music changes lives, not only in this one, but as people transition from this world to the next. 

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Tim Sieck has been working in the Organizational Development sector for more than 25 years and has an expert view of what makes people tick in their careers. Whether you work for someone else or you are an entrepreneur with your own business, don't miss today's episode where Tim shares with listeners what it means to find your Individual Genius, what all professionals need to keep track of, and why social media doesn't have to be a challenge.

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Chad Brown is the Creative Director of Soul River, a company who's mission includes inspiring the minds of urban youth through outdoor experiences and a lifestyle brand that encompasses Chad's belief in the healing power of fly fishing and running rivers. Living one's passion and making a living at the same time is the Holy Grail for all entrepreneurs, and Chad shows by example how it's possible to do just that, even for creative types. 

 

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Heather McKeown is the author of the book, Above and Beyond: Inspiring Adventures into the Blue and currently serves passengers at 35,000 feet through her work as a Flight Attendant with JetBlue Airways. She is also the editor of The Optimist Newspaper, a publication dedicated to suicide prevention. From her unique perspective, she shares inspirational stories and insights about the human journey we are all on together.

 

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Cynthia is a tech industry veteran who has worked in both corporate America for giants such as AT&T, as well as for herself as a multicasting consultant. While it wasn't easy at first, she made the transition to entrepreneur successfully and has never looked back. An early social media adopter, Cynthia knows what it takes for both start-ups and existing companies to leverage the constantly changing digital landscape for growth and profit. 

 

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When Mark Donham's wife developed early onset Alzheimer's, he left his 6 figure job to become her full time caretaker. This experience would become the catalyst for the next chapter of Mark's life when he embarked on a trip around the world for 2 1/2 years -- on his motorcycle. Known across the globe as "Radioman Rides the World," Mark Donham exemplifies the purest essence of what it means to be human, especially in the face of loss.

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Jim Teeny and his wife Donna have been fixtures in the fly fishing industry for more than 40 years. Their passion for the sport of fly fishing as well as its ability to inspire families and friends to get outdoors and enjoy nature is truly commendable. Creator of the world famous Teeny Nymph, Jim Teeny has been succesfully catching large fish since he was 12 years old. Both Lefty Kreh and Joan Wolf have been instrumental people in Jim and Donna Teeny's lives.

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