If your 13-year-old self came to the current you, what would you have to say for yourself?
Thinking about how our teenaged-selves would judge our modern-day selves gives us a lot to chew on. How many of our God-given talents have faded into the background and become something more like how we’re told we “should” do things? But how stoked would our tiny selves be with our families, careers, and friendships now?
No schooling can fully prepare us for this insanity called Adulthood. The end of high school or college opens up a world of independence, whether we’re ready for it or not. We get our knees scraped & scarred in the time it takes to get from graduate to grown-up.
Just because your grown-up report card isn’t all A’s doesn’t mean you haven’t done a great job. We’re all out there, trying to find our way – without a guidebook. Get the idea out of your head that our friends shouldn’t see (or hear) about our failures and wrecks. Check in with your inner child about how you’re doing with this thing called life.
This series, Finding, is all about YOU. It’s about finding your light – from the inside out. It’s about finding yourself, your joy, your strength, your purpose, your direction, and your freedom.
This week is about Finding Adulthood. Rebecca, Cheney and I swap stories about our own ideas of adulthood, and the taxes you have to pay – not only to the IRS – to feel like a grown-up. Give your 13-year-old self the space to own the heck out of your life. Listen in and feel inspired to to rock your life as hard as your tiny person would want you to. Because #adulting.
This podcast episode even has video outtakes – because you’re welcome.
Have you ever had a job you hated? Have you ever had to hire someone? The frustration of the process of getting a job is so similar to going to the DMV. It’s the same frustration level on both sides. We can’t fix the DMV but we CAN rock the hiring process.
The Sisarina Crew gets together at the Bikram Podcasting Studio (ha!) at Sisarina HQ to share the horrible things they’ve seen at their own jobs, the insanity of the hiring process, and what they've had to do to pay rent. We talk about how culture = profitability, how to research to make sure you’re the right fit for the job, and also how to make sure employees are happy.
In this episode, you’ll find out why the Sisarina Crew likes to hang out together and how that camaraderie changes the perspective you have on the normal weekday drudgery. We even leave you with our top tips for how to find the best possible job for you. Shoutout to Rob Bell and the RobCast at the very end.
How to be the same person in all areas of your life
You've been working on your purpose. You've figured out what you want to do with your life. But what happens next? How do you make sure your purpose flows through every part of you?
Rebecca & I let you in on the secrets of discovering your calling, the touchpoints in your personal AND business brand, finding your ambition, and knowing what the heck to do with it all. We discuss people who are living on purpose, how Rebecca pushed me outside my comfort zone to think about my own purpose, her journey from fat-shaming herself to coming out, and both of us stepping fully into our own design. Rebecca even surprised me with how her mom forecasted what she was meant to do – and her mom was RIGHT!
In this episode, you'll hear more about how you have to get off the couch and DO something. You can't skip to step 82, you have to start at step 1.
What if you could flip the script and interview The Boss? You learn all the things about the person with the vision. As the number onest number two, I (Rebecca) get the unique opportunity to sit down with Melanie Spring and ask the same questions that we ask of all potential crew members. Oh yeah, she’s hired!
Melanie tells me how communication is the linchpin to working with her. She opens up about how she deals with people who tell her that she’s too much and how she reigns her big energy and puts it to good use. Find out what motivates the Queen of Inspiration and how she is learning from folks in unexpected ways.
In this episode, you’ll get the inside scoop on what Melanie’s friends are saying about her, and how she makes her mom proud. Plus, you’ll hear firsthand just how awesome a Boss Lady can be — especially when her name is Melanie Spring! xoxo, Rebecca
What happens when you bring an ex-entrepreneur on as your second in command? You get sh*t done! Rebecca Gunter and I have known each other for YEARS. When she joined the Sisarina Crew in August 2015, we had no idea she would go from being a momentary fill-in to our Chief Coffee Officer rocking projects, front-line sales, and general rockstardom in branding. And I get to interview her on the podcast!
Rebecca brings her full self to the microphone and tells us about her how her 8-year-old daughter Lucinda’s energy and her dad thriving with Dementia keeps her inspired. Lately, Rebecca is learning a ton about cultural things, #thingsmillennialsdo, and technology from the younger generation around her along with marketing, copywriting, and branding. Tony, our podcast producer, snuggles with her, she comes out of the closet & tells us how she's decided to love herself as she is, and explains how she knows what people need before they know themselves.
In this episode, you’ll get the inspiration to be yourself, no matter what other people are trying push on you. Plus, you’ll find out why I love Rebecca so darn much.
Hard lessons about insecurity and worrying about what other people think
When Isang sent in a cartoon for his application video (click here or scroll down to watch it!), we knew he fit Sisarina’s core values to the T. From the day he walked in the door, he’s been innovating and jumped in as our social strategist taking on the Sisarina brand voice like it was his own.
Isang tells us about being embarrassed about who he really was, how learning how to listen by almost kissing his teacher was a turning point, and how Apple doesn’t sell you technology. This self-proclaimed hipster nerd wears floral shirts and kickass shoes while also learning how to focus in order to show off who he was really meant to be.
In this episode, you’ll find out how to embrace your inner nerd and find a place to work that fits you instead of just a job.