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Dawn Ferrentino – Building a life you love through network marketing  [Podcast 116]  

Just over 3 years ago, Dawn Ferrentino - like many of us - was working hard and had little time left for her family. This busy mom worked 2 jobs in order to generate the income the family needed. As a professional accountant for 27 years, Dawn found herself maxed out at less than $100k per year and she was always stressed and overwhelmed. She knew something had to change. The network marketing business opportunity came into her life quite by accident, but from the beginning Dawn treated it like a business. With hard work, determination, and the ability to get out of her comfort zone, Dawn has been able to build a hugely successful business in just over 3 years. She shares with David how she’s managed to embrace network marketing as a business and what has made the difference in her journey thus far. [Tweet "How you can earn while you learn with #NetworkMarketing, on this episode"] As an accountant, Dawn attended 4 years of school followed by the CPA exam. This investment in an education is essential for a traditional career like the one Dawn had prior to network marketing. She explains how she’s managed to generate her first million in just over 3 years in network marketing - earning while she learns the business. Dawn gives us insight into her approach to the business from the beginning and her willingness to fully immerse herself in the opportunity in order to see where it could take her. Even with resistance from people around her and with lots of “no’s”, Dawn persevered and managed to build a hugely successful business - and one that’s still growing. The importance of meeting people where they are. One of the toughest lessons for Dawn was realizing that this opportunity isn’t for everyone. She shares why it’s essential to meet people where they are - not where you are or where you think they should be. Understanding that this isn’t for everyone is a key ingredient to building a successful and happy team of network marketers. Dawn discusses how her income has grown - from 11k in her first year to 600k this year to her projection of 7 figures a year in just 3 years. She also shares how she grew her network from 5 people to a downline of 27,000 people in that time - after hearing no about 1000 times. [Tweet "Why you need to meet people where they are, on this episode of Amplified #NetworkMarketing"] The path to 7 figures in network marketing. One of the biggest misconceptions about network marketing, according to Dawn, is that it comes easy. She discusses the fact that it takes a lot of hard work and that’s why some people just aren’t cut out for the business. Dawn also shares what it was like at first, when her husband wasn’t quite sure that this could be a legitimate business and why she wishes she had done a better job of including her family in the journey from the start. Now - 3 years into it - her husband has retired and they have built a life that wouldn’t have been possible without network marketing. The reward is the entire journey. For Dawn, the reward isn’t just the money. She discusses what it’s like to work with a network marketing team and how they support each other along the way. Dawn also shares the value of personal development and why she focuses on making it a part of every single day. As David and Dawn finish out their chat, Dawn some key learnings and her advice for network marketers who are just starting out. Her story is inspiring and it’s clear that Dawn has embraced network marketing and quickly risen to the top of the industry. Her main message? If I can do it, you can too. [Tweet "The role of #PersonalDevelopment in a successful #NetworkMarketing career, on this episode"] OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE [1:01] David’s introduction of his guest, Dawn Ferrentino. [2:03] Dawn’s life before network marketing. [3:00] What was the maximum salary of her previous job? [4:43] Making her first million in 3 years as a network marketer.

Sarah Rowan Dahl- Incorporating and rediscovering your own creativity  

Today’s guest, Sarah Rowan Dahl, is a performance painter. Sarah is established and experienced in this unique, creative outlet in the entertainment industry. She seeks not only to entertain, but also to inspire. Sarah brings a creative work of art to life in front of people in a live setting. Often she enhances the performance by painting to music, allowing the tones, notes and sounds to create the colors on the canvas. It is really Sarah’s quirky personality that connects with the audience and adds the buzz of energy that draws a crowd. Sarah performs for various types of events and functions, from the corporate setting, to festivals, fundraisers, weddings, and zoos. Sarah believes creativity is innate in us all and strives to awaken it in people who have forgotten how. Her courage has pushed the limits in performance art and the platform it establishes. Listen to the conversation with David T.S. Wood to be inspired and motivated to rediscover your own creativity. [Tweet "“We have an innate desire to create.” ~ Sarah Rowan Dahl"] A platform for the voiceless. Sarah uses her talent and work to raise awareness and funds for charities, such as The A21 Campaign, focused on ending human trafficking. Frequently, her performance pieces from functions will be auctioned off for charity. Sarah may not have the money in her pocket to donate much to these organizations, but her paintings inspire others to give. Human trafficking is the primary cause that Sarah donates to. Organizations like A21 work against the perpetrators that find families in dior circumstances, buy their children off of them, and either work them in an underground industry, rape them, sell them, or all of the above. This is a global crisis Sarah cannot ignore, especially as a mother of two young daughters. It might make people uncomfortable, but it is something Sarah says we should be uncomfortable about. She is a freedom fighter, able to use art as a platform and tool to raise money and awareness for such a great cause. You’ll want to hear this one. Art bypasses age, cultural, and language barriers for a global impact. Sarah’s creativity started with doodling. She was on a basketball scholarship in college and went to Brazil to teach kids basketball. Sarah, not knowing the language very well, used doodling  to communicate with the kids. She realized that art was a way to bypass cultural and language barriers. She wanted to inspire people globally and found a breakthrough in art. Art crossed bridges and equalized people from all over the world. Soon, Sarah found herself going after a BFA, studying to be an artist. The move to performance art came because no one teaches how to make a living at art. Historically, students pursuing art have a lot of jobs. Sarah, like most of her classmates, took up waitressing. One day, she decided she would either do what she loved, or starve trying. Sarah started an art business, combining her love of art and using it to communicate and entertain across barriers. About half of Sarah’s current performances are improvised. She does more mental prep than actual paint planning. Her courage is contagious and will have you pulling out a paintbrush by the end of the episode. [Tweet "“Have a go, ya mug.” ~ Sarah Rowan Dahl’s Australian inspiration."] Addressing the result of devaluing art and creativity.   Why do so many people opt out of creativity? Why is it dismissed in the corporate world or silenced in adults? Sarah says that there has been a recent embrace of the arts that was missing since the rise of the Industrial Revolution. There was not an artistic encouragement to most people’s lives and the fear of fitting in or gaining approval silenced so many. Sarah’s mission is to inspire people to get rid of those inner fears holding them back. If you just try, you might find that you actually can be creative. Sarah understands the mocking of a blank canvas and is her own worst critic.

Dawn Schiller The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes  

Dawn Schiller was fifteen years old in 1976, when her family moved into an apartment complex managed by 32- year-old porn star John Holmes. Holmes courted Dawn, had sex with her, and manipulated her with drugs and alcohol. Holmes physically and emotionally abused Dawn for several years while prostituting her on the streets of Hollywood, brothels and to drug dealers. After the famed Wonderland murders in 1981, they fled to Florida, where she ultimately broke free and turned him over to the police. For more than fifteen years, Dawn has been a survivor leader in the anti-trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault movements as a speaker, trainer, and author. She has worked as an associate producer and consultant on the movie “Wonderland” where she was portrayed by actress Kate Bosworth and John Holmes was played by actor Val Kilmer. Dawn taught women’s studies and activism at Oregon State University and has developed national presentations titled “Our Throwaway Teens – Who Are They and How Can We Help?” and “The Faces of Trafficking—Combating Sexual Exploitation of Youth in America,” that seeks to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities of a teen who grows up in an abusive and neglected environment. She educates audiences on what a teen might be experiencing internally when targeted and groomed by a predator, how to identify a young victim in trouble, pedophile/pimp seduction techniques, the use of drugs to manipulate and trap a victim, and the multiple ways she was trafficked. She gives an inside view of what it’s like to be a vulnerable, or “throwaway” teen and how we, as a community, can help. Dawn is also, the proud parent of a beautiful daughter. She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 2012 at Eastern Oregon University with honors in communication and gender studies. She served on the committee to revise the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and received the Women of Vision and Courage award from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW). After gaining a full tuition teaching fellowship from Oregon State University she will defend her Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in the Spring 2016. She has served as a board member for Shelter From the Storm, has founded the non-profit E.S.T.E.A.M., (Empowering Successful Teens through Education, Awareness & Mentoring), dedicated to assisting teens that are struggling to find a safe and successful path to adulthood and developed the “Mirrors of Me” girl’s art, writing and mentoring camp for at-risk and marginalized youth. Nationally, Dawn is a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC.) She sits on the Education Committee and is an advisory board member for the National Center of Victims of Crime out of Washington, D.C., The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center and Voices Set Free. She is a member of the National Survivor Network (NSN) and Survivor 2 Survivor (S2S) for trafficking victims. She has represented Val Kilmer in New York for the Volvo For Life Awards in both 2006 and 2008. Most importantly, Dawn spent over six years completing her memoir, The Road Through Wonderland, detailing her journey of survival (August 2010, Medallion Press.) Nominated for the R.O.S.E. (Regaining Ones Self Esteem) award in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and the Sunshine Peace Award 2010. Dawn is an active member in her recovery program and celebrates 18 years clean and sober in 2016. Dawn shares her compelling story of abuse, trafficking and survival in her presentations and trainings to inspire and motivate communities across the United States. For information on Dawn, her book, or to have Dawn speak at your event, please contact her at Dawn@EmpowerTeens.com. AVAILABLE NOW! Autographed books: "The Road Through Wonderland" by Dawn Schiller. 10% of your purchase will be directly donated to help organize our third "Mirrors of Me" Girls Art, Writing and Mentoring Camp.

The Track - Remembering Dawn Hampton  

Like many of us, I am still reeling from the news that one of the guiding lights of swing passed away this weekend.  Dawn Hampton left us too soon at 88 years young - and I had the distinct privilege to call her my mentor and my friend.  She had the sharpest wit, the wisest soul, the warmest heart, and was also the biggest ham, of anyone I have ever known.

If I am being completely honest, the potential of talking with Dawn was one of the very reasons I started this podcast.  So instead of my normally scheduled episode this month, I am re-releasing my conversation with Dawn, when we sat down in April 2015 not far from her East Village apartment in New York City.

As I said on the original episode, it is no exaggeration to recognize Dawn as a National Treasure. Her amazing life began traveling from town to town of the American South in a carnival, singing and playing saxophone with the Hampton Family Band, followed by stints at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and the Savoy Ballroom in New York City.  Dawn became a legend of the Greenwich Village Cabaret in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, coaching the likes of Bette Midler and singing alongside Barry Manilow at the infamous Continental Baths.  Only decades later did Dawn become a legend of another kind to swing dancers the world over, sharing her story and wisdom from Sweden to South Korea.

I am struggling to find the words to describe the incredible woman who was my friend, but I think this excerpt from the New York Times review of her 1982 cabaret show perfectly captures what made Dawn, ‘The Lady’ -

“In superficial terms, she is a singer.

“But her voice, a strong but seemingly uncertain instrument full of quavers, growls, husky descents and high, shimmering airiness, is simply one element in a projection that is built even more on emotional intensity, high good humor, dramatics taken to almost corny extremes, zest and exuberance, all kept in such sensitive balance that one aspect adds flavor to another as she builds her songs into brilliant vignettes.

“A key factor in the way Miss Hampton does things is a marvelously mobile, warmly expressive face that projects her lines even more than her voice does. Her huge, vital eyes and an unusually agile mouth can suddenly change, underline or add unexpected shading that cuts into the mood of a song to change the emphasis briefly, to lighten what threatens to be overly heavy dramatics.

“Miss Hampton has a deep well of emotional energy and spends it recklessly and joyously.”

That was the Dawn Hampton I know. She was a singer, a dancer, and a diva, but was also so much more and the world is a better place for having had her in it.

A memorial fund is being organized to support Dawn's last wishes, and I'll update the show's website with that information as it comes out.

I am grateful that I once again have the opportunity to share our conversation. As Dawn would say, The Light is On.

Sarah Dawn Finer 2013  

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" Extra " pour quatre musiciens de Sarah Murcia (Diffusion intégrale et portrait de la compositrice)  

durée : 00:30:00 - Alla Breve, l'intégrale - par : Anne Montaron - _« Extra »_ pour quatre musiciens de [**Sarah Murcia**](http://www.sarah-murcia.fr/) Interprétée par [**Benoît Delbecq**](https://www.delbecq.net/) (piano préparé et électroniques), [**Olivier Py**](http://olivierpy.com/) (saxophones ténor et soprano), [**François Thuillier**](https://francoisthuillier.fr/) (tuba en Fa) et **Sarah Murcia** (contrebasse) Création enregistrée le 7 avril 2017 à Radio France **Diffusion intégrale et portrait** Les musiciens de jazz ont parfois à répondre à une question banale et complexe à la fois que les mélomanes se posent souvent à leur sujet. Sont\-ils compositeurs ou improvisateurs ? Les deux !!!!! Par conséquent commander un Alla Breve à la contrebassiste Sarah Murcia a tout son sens ! **Sarah Murcia** compose à sa manière ; elle couche sur le papier les mélodies, les harmonies, les rythmes qui lui viennent spontanément à l’esprit, ou quand elle est assise au piano (son tout premier instrument). Ensuite, elle les fait vivre en imaginant comment ces éléments d’écriture sonneraient s’ils étaient joués, incarnés par tel ou tel musicien. Le jazz, c’est vraiment une écriture du « sur mesure » ! C’est de cette façon qu’elle a procédé pour composer « _Extra_ », sa suite de miniatures. _Extra_ a été pensée pour un nouveau groupe, le **quartet Eyeballing** qui réunit autour de la contrebasse, la saxophoniste **Olivier Py**, le pianiste **Benoît Delbecq** et le tubiste **François Thuillier**, trois complices et partenaires de jeu. Ces musiciens n’ont pas seulement interprété la musique que la compositrice avait envisagée pour eux. Ils l’ont peaufinée ensemble ; ils ont cherché des sons, des matières, une énergie propre, une façon d’incarner au mieux les cinq moments de la suite _Extra_. Cela a donné une séance d’enregistrement un peu particulière, très élastique dans le temps ! Pendant cette séances, **Sarah Murcia** était au four et au moulin. Partie prenant de la musique, elle n’avait pas cette distance qu’ont les compositeurs par rapport au rendu sonore. C’est une autre façon de faire de la musique et de la concevoir ! Deux semaines après cet enregistrement, le **quartet Eyeballing** s’est envolé pour Perpignan avec cette suite de pièces dans ses valises, mais une suite développée, car la compositrice en a profité pour imaginer autour de _Extra_ tout un nouveau répertoire qui inclut également des chansons. Dans sa suite _Extra_, **Sarah Murcia** n’a pas surexposé la contrebasse (il faut parfois tendre l’oreille) : c’est un choix de compositrice, qui répond à la préoccupation de ne pas écrire « une musique de contrebassiste » ! Elle a mis de côté aussi la voix : car dans la plupart de ses projets **Sarah Murcia** chante ; une voix libératrice, qui lui a permis de penser autrement la relation à son instrument. Cette voix s’exprime dans des registres volontiers proches de la pop et du rock. La pop est peut\-être ce qui relie directement la contrebassiste au guitariste Noël Akchoté, un musicien sans œillères esthétiques, prêt à tout ! En miroir à _Extra_, **Sarah Murcia** évoque dans ce portrait son compagnonnage avec la chanteuse et oudiste palestinienne **Kamilya Jubran**. Le duo vient de s’associer à trois musiciens du **quatuor iXi**. Un album est né, _Habka_. Il sortira à l’automne sur le label Abalone. **Sarah Murcia** vient d’impulser le nouveau **quartet Eyeballing**. Cela ne l’empêche pas de rester fidèle à des collaborations au long cours. **Caroline** continue sa course avec deux têtes nouvelles : le pianiste **Benoît Delbecq** et le danseur chanteur **Mark Tompkins**. Point de jaillissement de leur musique : l’album des Sex Pistols _Never mind the bullocks_. Le label **Ayler Records** nous offre un témoignage discographique de cette formation agrandie : _Never mind the future_. **Musiques supplémentaires, extraits des albums suivants :** * _Habka_ Le nouveau projet de **Kamilya Jubran** et **Sarah Murcia** , avec **Régis Huby** (vl), **Guillaume Roy** (alto), et **Atsushi Sakaï** (vcl) enregistré début septembre 2016, sortie à l’automne 2017 chez **Abalone**. * **Sarah Murcia** "_Never mind the future_" avec **Mark Tompkins**, **Benoit Delbecq**, **Gilles Coronado**, **Olivier Py**, **Franck Vaillant** Enregistré et mixé par Philippe Teissier du Cros **Ayler Records**, février 2016. * _Beau Catcheur_ **Sarah Murcia** : contrebasse, voix **Fred Poulet** : voix Enregistré et mixé par François\-Xavier Vilaverde **Dernière Bande**, 2012 * **Sarah Murcia** et **Noël Akchoté** “_Juste un moment_” Noël Ackchoté downloads, Believe Digital, 2016 SMNA\-002 - réalisé par : Françoise Cordey

20VC: Greylock's Sarah Tavel on What Founders Need From A Good Investor and Why Products Need To Be 10X Better & Cheaper  
Sarah Tavel is a Partner at Greylock Partners. Prior to Greylock, Sarah was a product lead at Pinterest. As one of the first 35 employees, her first order of business was to launch Pinterest internationally and close the Series C financing. Sarah then moved into product, becoming Pinterest’s founding PM for search and discovery, and launching Pinterest’s first search and recommendations features. She also led three acquisitions as she helped the company scale through a period of hyper-growth. Sarah joined Pinterest in 2012 after co-leading the Series A investment while at Bessemer Venture Partners. She spent six years at Bessemer, investing in a wide range of businesses from Quidsi to Cornerstone OnDemand.     In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Sarah made her way into the world of VC from selling ads in college?

2.) What is the deal sourcing story behind your sourcing of Pinterest for Bessemer? What made Sarah so excited about the product? At what stage did Sarah realise the huge potential Pinterest did have?

3.) How did Sarah decide Greylock was the right VC to choose over the plethora of other options?

4.) How does Sarah try and appeal to the inner founder? What does she do to make sure she is the first person they call? What forms of communication does Srah like to communicate with?

5.) What is Sarah's attitude to VC's personal brand? How has Sarah seen the personalisation of VC in recent years? Why the shift from blog to Medium?

6.) What is the most important attribute for a consumer product to have? Does it have to be both 10X better and cheaper?

Items Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Sarah's's Fave Book:

Creating The Kingdom Of Ends

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Show 163 Gay Parenting. Medved interviews author of Out from Under. Audio MP3  

Show 163 Michael Medved interviews Dawn Stefanowicz author of Out from Under.  Dawn knows from personal experience that the environment in which a child is raised matters. Her story delivers a provocative, gripping, no-holds-barred account of what it was like to grow up with a homosexual father, his partners, and a chronically ill and passive mother. Candidly, transparently, yet respectfully, Dawn raises the blinds on a home shrouded in secrecy, conflict, confusion, and abuse.

“Out From Under should be read by every legislator, lawyer, physician and mental health professional in a position to lobby for the best interests of children. May society heed Dawn’s courageous testimony and spare other innocents the suffering she and her siblings sustained.?
-Michelle A. Cretella, M.D., Board of Directors, American College of Pediatricians, and Chair, Committee on Sexuality, ACP, United States

“Out From Under is a personal account told in an emotional narrative. Stefanowicz tells of the enormous burden that was thrust upon her as a young person, a burden that is too great for any child. This story compels one to ponder the vulnerability of children, human suffering, and the meaning of life itself.?
-Senator Anne Cools, Ottawa, Canada

“Dawn Stefanowicz has the courage to write a politically incorrect book. She has the right because she was raised in a homosexual environment and suffered because of it ... there are few books like this one, which argues that such environments are disturbing to children.?
-Professor John Patrick, M.D., Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada

“Dawn Stefanowicz writes ... her personal experience, illustrating the unnaturalness of her parenting situation, the hypocrisy of those in her environment who pretended not to see this unnaturalness, and the loneliness of a child who is imprisoned in that situation ... “
-Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D., psychologist specializing in the treatment of homosexuality, and author of many articles and several books, the Netherlands

Dawn Stefanowicz is an author, speaker, media spokesperson, licensed accountant, and home educator. She recently addressed the Canadian Senate on hate crime legislation and appeared on EWTN. She advocates for children and families, pertaining to marriage, parenting, sexuality, and education. Dawn is a resource to family policy, legislative, medical, research, and scholastic organizations. She offers a safe place for adult children from similar households. Dawn has been married for twenty-three years and has two children. Visit www.dawnstefanowicz.com. 8.6MB 37 min.

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TLS #53: juggling motherhood, hobbies, & NASA with sarah ruiz (saroy.net)  

Today's Lively Show was recorded in Austin and... NASA! That is a sentence I never expected to type here on the blog. ... But how cool is that?! I'm talking with a Lively Show listener, Sarah Ruiz, of Saroy.net. I discovered Sarah because of a link back to The Lively Show from her blog. When I saw her site, I knew she was someone I had to get on the show! Sarah is a: Wife. Mother. Runner. Quilter. Blogger.  And NASA aerospace engineer. With the cross between her engineering and creative side, I wanted to pick her brain and learn how she makes time for all of her passions, career, and relationships. This show is perfect for anyone who has a 9 to 5, has several hobbies and interests, or wants to make time for what is most important in their lives. (Plus, anyone who wants to learn a little more about what it's like to work at NASA!)         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What it's like to work for Nasa, and a little bit about the life of an astronaut. How Sarah's college experience led to getting hired by Nasa as a graduate. What it's like to work on the International Space Station with teams in Russia, Europe, Japan, and beyond. The many passions and hobbies that Sarah has outside her day job at Nasa and how she makes time for them all along with caring for her toddler, Emma, and spending time with her husband. The things Sarah has delegated to make sure she has time for what's most important to her. The one little word that helped Sarah stay more present and peaceful during her second year as a mom juggling so much on her plate. Sarah's advice for anyone juggling a lot on their plate and want to do it all. The important realization that Sarah made about the role of the hobbies in her life. Sarah's advice for those who want to stick to a 9 to 5 but don't like their current position. The internal struggles Sarah faces as someone who works full-time outside the home, but had a full-time stay at home mom as a child. What Sarah would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online - special holiday rate expires tomorrow, 12/12. With Intention Quick Start Guide Saroy.net The Walking Dead Hercules Poirot Erin Loechner Lively Show episode  Mr. Lively Lively Show episode The One Thing Lively Show Mini Edition: How to Hear From Your Intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - These are the last two days for the Life With Intention Online Holiday rate for the Feb/2015 class (closes 12/12)! Register here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:  

Happy Hour #144 : Sarah Harmeyer  

Sarah Harmeyer is my guest for episode #144 of The Happy Hour. Sarah is the founder of Neighbor’s Table, a concept born from her personal passion for gathering people, and her desire to get to know her own neighbors. She has personally witnessed how lives are transformed when people gather around the table and share their stories. Sarah asked her father to build a cedar farmhouse style table big enough to seat 20. They placed it under the oak tree in her backyard in Dallas, dropped chandeliers overhead, and started inviting. Sarah set a goal to serve 500 that year, one dinner party after another. The 500th guest walked up her driveway on Thanksgiving Day. Now five years later, more than 2500 people have celebrated at the original Neighbor’s Table. The power of community that now regularly happens at the original Neighbor’s Table has spurred a desire to launch a movement – a love mission, if you will. Sarah’s vision is to have tables in backyards across the US, placing them in every state by 2020. Together, Sarah and her father are building more than custom handcrafted tables. They are growing a Neighbor’s Table family nationwide.

Sarah and I met several years ago on a trip to Uganda. I love so many things about Sarah, but the thing that I love most about her is how comfortable and important she makes people feel. In every conversation I have had with her, she makes me feel like I am the only person in the world at that moment. In our conversation today, you'll see her giftings naturally flow right out of that quality. She has an amazing knack for making people feel cared for, seen and important.

We talk all about community, gathering people, and her secret undercover restaurant in college. We also chat about the barriers that keep us from hospitality. To make hosting maybe just a skosh easier for you, Sarah is offering 10% off her shop using the code HAPPYHOUR. So, make sure to check her site out and snag you a few hosting goodies.

And as you may have heard, I am currently galavanting through Kenya with Compassion International, you can follow my trip here.

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Links from the Show

Neighbor's Table

Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

What Sarah is loving: Special Books by Special KidsPS22 Chorus, Thomas Csorba's From the Foxhole

Happy Hour Summer Book Club

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TBP 027 :: Kevin Jorgeson Talks about The Dawn Wall and Highballs  

Date: July 9th, 2015

About Kevin Jorgeson

After the Dawn Wall, Kevin Jorgeson needs no introduction really. Even my grandmother knows his name (and I'm not joking about that). Before the Dawn Wall, I knew Kevin for his highball bouldering; I knew him as a bold, strong-headed climber. After his send of Ambrosia (55-ft V11 in Bishop), he wanted something different to challenge him, so he called up Tommy Caldwell and asked him if he needed a partner for the Dawn Wall.

What We Talked About

In this conversation, Kevin tells me his own Dawn Wall story, how he fought through the challenges and ultimately succeeded, how he trained for it, and what's next.

Which key pieces fell into place to let him send the Dawn Wall The media blow-up about the Dawn Wall How he skipped 14b & c and jumped to sending 14d Why pitch 15 was so hard for him How he dealt with the immense pressure up there Specific training he did for the Dawn Wall Why he switched from highballing to bigwalling Related Links Kevin Jorgeson's website: KevinJorgeson.com Kevin climbing Ambrosia Kevin climbing pitch 15 Training Programs for You Check out the new Route Climbing Training Program for route climbers of all abilities. Our other training programs: Training Programs Page. Please Review The Podcast on iTunes! Link to the TrainingBeta Podcast on iTunes is HERE. Please give the podcast an honest review on iTunes here to help the show reach more curious climbers around the world ;) Thanks for listening!
Sarah Dawn Finer ställs mot väggen  

Skjutjärnsreporter Markoolio ställde Sarah Dawn Finer mot väggen med ett par riktigt kniviga frågor. Dessutom spelade Sarah en låt från sin rykande färska platta "Vinterland".

Roliga timmen med Sarah Dawn Finer  

Idag är det fredag och då är det...... Roliga timmen!
Sarah Dawn Finer gästar och vi får höra allt skvaller om vad som hände bakom kulisserna på Musikhjälpen. Det blir även fredagskaraoke och Emma och Sarah leker "Jag har aldrig".
Förhoppningsvis så lär vi oss någonting också. Tjohoo!

20VC: Preparing For The Next Big Trend, Why Conversational Will Be The Next Big Thing & How Entrepreneurs Should View Market Size with Sarah Guo @ Greylock Partners  

Sarah Guo is an investor @ Greylock Partners, which she joined in 2013. Prior to Greylock, Sarah was at Goldman Sachs, where she invested in Dropbox and helped take Workday public. She advised pre-IPO private technology companies (as well as public clients including Zynga, Netflix and Nvidia) on strategic and financial issues. Previously, Sarah worked with Casa Systems, a venture-funded startup that enables cable operators to meet growing demand for broadband services. She is an advocate for STEM education for women and the underserved, as well as education more generally.

In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Sarah made her way into VC with Greylock Partners?

2.) Question from Josh Elman: What were Sarah's biggest learnings from taking key companies public with GS in 2011? Why is narrative so important? Who has done it well?

3.) How does Sarah view market size and market creation? What is a big enough market size to be attractive? How does this change with time and product?

4.) How does Sarah view the next fundamental platform shift? Where does conversational fit into this thesis? Will we see 'machine learning as a service'?

5.) What does the future of VC look like? What does the next generation of VC need to do to stay on top and ensure pattern matching algorithms do not outperform them?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Sarah’s Fave Book: The Most Human Human

Sarah’s Most Recent Investment: Rhumbix

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I Had Babies To Pay For My Baby  

Sarah Short remembers being 19 years old, staring at the bill from the hospital where she gave birth to her daughter. It added up to about $10,000. "There's the anesthesia, the hospital stay, and the doctor—and I just laughed," she tells me. "I was like, 'I can't pay this.'"

Sarah had health insurance, but it didn't cover obstetrics. And she'd waited too long into her pregnancy to apply for Medicaid. She felt guilty about bringing so much debt into her new marriage—she married her boyfriend right before her baby was born—and when the bill went to collections, the dollar amount climbed even higher. 

"I would just get so overwhelmed and I would be like we're never going to be able to get out from under this," Sarah told me. "And it felt like it was all my fault." So, she started researching ways that she could make money to pay off her bill. She tried to sell her eggs, but says she wasn't what the clinic wanted in an egg donor. "But you're a great candidate for surrogacy," she remembers being told. Soon after Sarah filled out an application at a surrogacy agency, she met the parents she'd be working with—a lesbian couple who turned to surrogacy after years of trying to adopt.

Sarah ended up having twins for the couple, although this pregnancy and childbirth were very different from what Sarah went through giving birth to her own children. "When my son was born I looked at him…and it was a huge profound moment in my life that I remember," Sarah says. "When the twins were born they didn't look like me, and they weren't mine. I wanted them to get to their parents."

Even after giving birth, Sarah's work wasn't over. For several months, she pumped breast milk for the twins, which she also got paid for. Still, she's careful when she explains how much money she made from surrogacy: around $40,000. "I'm always reticent just to tell people just a flat number because it sounds so high and it sounds like I sold these babies for this amount of money," she says. "When in actuality I had a part-time job for two years."

That part-time job helped Sarah pay off her medical bills and make a down payment on a new house. She describes her life today as "a life that I could have never pictured for myself a few years ago." But when Sarah recently tried to become a surrogate again, she realized that the process might not go as smoothly the second time. "Why is this not working? This doesn't make sense," Sarah told me. "It felt like I'd been fired, because I'd had this thought of, I have this job, I'm gonna have this income, and then I didn't." 

You’ve Changed, Now What? with Sarah Ramsden: Harder to Kill Radio 038  

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Meet Episode 38's Guest, Sarah Ramsden
Health coach Sarah Ramsden knows a thing or two about being a survivor, and she knows what it's like to change after a traumatic health event. She found herself undergoing a lot of change after her recovery, and instead of being scared by it, she learned to make the most of it.

If you've been through a life-changing health event and found yourself questioning who you are and what happened to the "old" you, tune into this episode. Sarah's story will inspire you, and I guarantee you won't feel so alone.
In This Episode of Harder to Kill Radio, You’ll Learn:

Sarah's journey from wellness to health crisis and back again
How a crisis of health and other traumatic events can rearrange your value system
How to make the most of a life change
Why managing inflammation is important to her
Steps you can take to start dealing with how your life has changed and start making the most of it
Why nature and being outdoors is a healing part of Sarah's life

Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Sarah's website and her podcast, The Lifesize Liberation
Sarah's Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
The gift Sarah promised about how to tune into your intuition
Free download of “The Top 10 Signs Your Health Issues Have Changed You"
Fearless Fermentation (online fermentation classes for beginners)
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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn  

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day. It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of the establishment of the original Golden Dawn, let's take this week to learn about it and celebrate it. But of course you can't talk about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn without first talking about Hermeticism, so that we could figure out just what IS so Hermetic about the Golden Dawn. And we'll hear from Aliester Crowley - not only in his own words, but in his own voice! Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!

83. Sarah Dawn Finer - Original  

Denna vecka möter jag en av Sveriges mest folkkära profiler, Sarah Dawn Finer! Hon har arbetat vid sidan av de flesta av Sveriges artistelit, följ med på ett djupt avsnitt om prestationsångest, mobbing och depressioner. Om självförtroende, Melodifestivalen, lycka, relationer och porr. Ett fantastiskt avsnitt!

83. Sarah Dawn Finer - Short  

Denna vecka möter jag en av Sveriges mest folkkära profiler, Sarah Dawn Finer! Hon har arbetat vid sidan av de flesta av Sveriges artistelit, följ med på ett djupt avsnitt om prestationsångest, mobbing och depressioner. Om självförtroende, Melodifestivalen, lycka, relationer och porr. Ett fantastiskt avsnitt!

6. Sarah Dawn Finer & Kristin Amparo  

Julia Frej unplugged med Sarah Dawn Finer och Kristin Amparo. 

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