In episode 88 of Fresh Tracks philanthropist Lisa Greer shares her journey from middle class entrepreneur to wealthy philanthropist. Excited with her family’s new wealth, Lisa was eager to generously give to causes important to her family. Lisa shares the surprising difficulties she had when wanting to donate to causes that hadn’t asked for it. Lisa shares, from a donor’s perspective, how to ask someone for money. We also explore how to receive it – many won’t easily. Lisa discovered that many fundraisers are uncomfortable talking about money and some wouldn’t take what she wanted to give – don’t let that be you!
It starts with a conversation. It progresses with your passion. We discuss how to connect with people that have the means and the desire to give to causes they are passionate about – which may be yours. Gain insights into what people that donate are looking for when they give. Lisa shares ways to help potential donors realize if your organization meets their giving needs.
3:30 – Lisa’s story. How she became a philanthropist and gives for a living.
8:00 – An insight into why people have a hard time receiving money they didn’t ask for.
13:50 – Finding a concise way to tell donors why your organization matters.
16:50 – KNOWING there are people out there that want to give.
19:15 – The pitfalls of nonprofits tending to ask the same people for money over and over again.
22:30 – How to meet donors for your nonprofit.
28:00 – Learn what demographic has money that is being ignored.
32:00 – What different generations look for before they give to a cause.
37:20 – How to avoid the “taking vibe”.
About Lisa Greer
Lisa Greer is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who has managed her family’s giving for the last decade. She has served on dozens of boards and commissions, including the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, the international board of the New Israel Fund, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Los Angeles District Attorney Crime Prevention Foundation.
Greer also founded two healthcare-related companies and a strategic advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment. As a Hollywood studio executive, she managed the online businesses at NBC and Universal Studios, while also launching pioneering ventures into music webcasting. Greer is a mother of five and lives with her husband Joshua and their two youngest children in Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit www.philanthropyrevolution.com.
Let’s Talk About Karen
A Dive Into Women and White Privilege
In episode 86 of Fresh Tracks we talk about Karen.
The world is in great turmoil. A pandemic. Anger. Fear, and uncertainty permeate all corners of the globe. We are faced with a never-ending stream of difficult decisions to make. In this episode of Fresh Tracks we peek into the dynamics behind the Karen meme that has become so popular. Do you have anything in common with a white woman of privilege bullying others? Social media makes fun of the most extreme “Karen episodes”, and yet she manifests in many, less extreme situations. I believe it can be insightful to examine what role that “Karen” dynamic plays in our own lives in this episode of Fresh Tracks.
I share a bit about the history of the Karen meme and what she represents in today’s world. What’s going on underneath the extreme meanness we see? Might it be worthwhile to spend time introspecting if there is some Karen in you? We also delve into the Universal Quality of more life and how to cultivate that quality even in these crazy times of upheaval. Finally, are you building your life from a place of power or forcing your way to getting what you want? Check out the full podcast episode!
3:45 – Renegotiating how we live
6:30 – Answering the question “What is mine to do?” in today’s world
9:00 – Karen and the history of white women and privilege
12:30 – Is it possible you are unknowingly being a victim?
13:45 – Look for these sneaky ways being a victim can show up
17:00 – Choosing to see opportunity in chaos
20:30 – Where to start when feeling overwhelmed.
25:50 – Are you being too hard on yourself?
About Kelly Robbins
Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and the podcast http://www.FreshTrackswithKellyRobbins.com, Kelly created her first business over 20 years ago, truly embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Today she helps others live their divine purpose, live life as a fun adventure, and discover how to lead the right clients to their door consistently.
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In episode 85 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Vincent Genna about the value of using the coronavirus pandemic and the change it has brought the world for our own healing. Vincent explains why we can choose to make this an opportunity for healing and choose to be in a different, better place after the pandemic. We do this by first acknowledging that we want to change and going beyond traditional coping skills to substantive healing.
Sound good in theory yet more difficult to implement? Vince shares that it’s natural for our defense mechanisms to kick-in and try to prevent our healing and he provides tips for breaking down these defense mechanisms. We also discuss the importance of eliminating beliefs that prevent our ultimate healing. Creating Fresh Tracks starts with our accepting what is and leaning into the newness in our life. Being courageous enough to connect to our pains and parent ourselves through the often overwhelming inner hurts from the past are key to creating a more fuller and ultimately happier version of you.
4:45 – Coping with vs healing our Self during the pandemic
8:45 – The power behind allowing yourself to feel and release emotions
12:00 – Acknowledge that you want to create something different
17:00 – How to recognize what you genuinely believe about yourself
23:00 – What to skip when processing emotions – bypassing the long process
27:10 – What it means to reparent your inner child
32:30 – Creating a fuller version of yourself
34:00 – Removing environmental pollution in your life
About Vincent Genna
World-renowned Vincent Genna combines his early background as a professional actor and singer, a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and his Hospice experience helping more than 500 patients through the dying process, with his uncanny skills as a metaphysician and psychic medium. The sum total of these experiences and gifts is a Psychic who can guide people not only to recognize what is preventing them from healing or attaining their dreams, but the necessary steps to get there.
Thousands of followers around the world have been inspired by Vincent’s warm and genuine keynote presentations on self-love and self-mastery for notable organizations such as the Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research Enlightenment, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the International Association of Near-Death Studies, the Afterlife Research Education Institute, as well from his numerous interviews on Unity Radio, Hay House Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Gaia TV, the Hallmark Channel, Beyond Reality TV, celebrity podcasts and vlogs, and other ABC, CBS, and NBC shows. He is also a beloved speaker at various Unity Centers, Centers for Spiritual Living, Spiritualist Churches, and spiritual centers throughout the country. Currently, Vincent can be heard hosting his own weekly radio show called, Stop Stopping Yourself! on Unity Online Radio.
Feeling alone and isolated during the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders? While social media enables us to make connections with more people than ever before, social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States. During the pandemic, these feelings of isolation can be exasperated, with feelings of fear and overwhelm taking over. As it turns out, we can have hundreds of “friends” on social media without having any meaningful connections whatsoever.
In episode 84 of Fresh Tracks, author Val Walker shares a two-step process to breaking through isolation, even in this time of self-isolation and the covid-19 pandemic. In environments where we find ourselves struggling to fit-in and hoping to find “our people”, Val provides tips for creating community and lasting connections that add depth, purpose and caring to your life, even while staying safe at home.
3:45 – Val’s painful discovery of isolation and the shame behind it
8:50 – The difference between isolation and loneliness
11:30 – The one thing we all have in common right now
15:25 – Recognizing it’s time to create Fresh Tracks in your relationships
21:15 – Suggestions on how to begin reaching out
27:05 – The value in creating your tribe rather than finding it
30:50 – Using your five callings to create community
Val Walker is the author of 400 Friends and No One to Call: Breaking through Isolation and Building Community, which is a book about breaking out of isolation and building friendships, community, and a sense of belonging. Reaching isolated and disadvantaged communities for twenty-four years, she has organized and led support groups, outreach initiatives, and training programs for people living with serious illness, disability, grief, and trauma.
Val’s is a contributing blogger for Psychology Today and her articles and interviews have appeared in publications such as TIME, AARP, Whole Living, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Coping with Cancer, Boston Globe Magazine, Chicago Tribune, McClean’s (Canada).
Learn more at www.ValWalkerAuthor.com
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Environmental issues can seem overwhelming, yet when we turn our attention to small but significant acts that make an impact, we reignite the flame of hope and vision of living in harmony with nature and with respect for our planet.
I invite you to choose to lean-in today. To choose to join the collective consciousness and intentionally participate in our vision of healing our planet. Of achieving an ideal of a healthy and whole world for all.
We may not know how this vision will materialize, but what we do know is that our lives right now are different than they were even a few weeks ago. We are learning to connect and live differently through necessity. Inevitably, innovation has popped its creative head into our lives, showing us we can learn, adapt, and change quickly when we choose to. From how we work, how we use technology, to how we connect with others.
Innovation and necessity are what will lead us all to strive to live in and create a world that works for everyone.
Now is a time to first do our spiritual practices and then act on what we are inspired to do by these practices. Joining together in prayer and visioning a world of health, wholeness and vibrancy. Taking action while staying at home to bring into alignment our wishes, our vision and our actions.
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Looking for more love in your life? Love is the energy of Source – the energy from which all things flow. In this Fresh Tracks Meditation we tap into and expand love for yourself, love for others, and love for life itself.
See, feel and know the reality of infinite love by releasing anything guarding or protecting your heart. Know you are worthy of love.
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Gratitude is the foundation of living your life with ease, joy and intention. Because what you are grateful for you will see more of! How often do you pay attention to your thoughts and where your mind takes you? Gratitude changes how you see things and is an integral part of easily creating Fresh Tracks. When you are grateful you raise the vibration of yourself, what you see, and how you react.
Join me in this 30-minute, guided meditation and create a sense of peace and loving kindness in your day and your life.
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In episode 80 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year. Mina shares her story cutting Fresh Tracks and discusses how vital it is for women to not only show up in this world but pursue excellence while they are at it! Mina’s insights into how we can all find balance in our lives involves bringing out our inner athlete, even if we don’t identify as an athlete. The key lies in discovering what nourishes and empowers our inner strength and resolve. Mina believes a great way to do this is with our bodies through physical activity.
Finding inspiration in something other than ourselves and understanding that transformation is ongoing – it’s a journey not a thing to overcome, is how we run like a girl. The truth is that showing up as our authentic selves each day is what creates our strength as women and allows us to be happy. Mina shares how recapturing and retaining the energy that fuels us forward is what leads us to create a life of Fresh Tracks.
3:30 – How our essential girlness gets socialized out of us and what to do about it
7:00 – Following her intuition in cutting her own Fresh Tracks
11:00 – Authenticity is not a value, it’s a right when creating Fresh Tracks
15:00 – Coming back to the “I got this” consciousness
21:30 –Showing up in the world and pursuing excellence
26:00 – How strong women make happy lives
30:00 – Giving yourself permission to color outside the lines
About Mina Samuels
Mina Samuels is a writer, playwright and performer, and in a previous incarnation, a litigation lawyer and human rights advocate. In her new book, RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes Mina, shares daily wisdom as a spiritual running buddy for women on the run—which is all of us. Through entries for each day of the year, she explores the questions that confound us. www.MinaSamuels.com
Episode 79 of Fresh Tracks…
Have you ever thought about the role Grace plays in your life? I hadn’t thought much of it before I spoke with John Baldoni, author of Grace: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. Our conversation led to a deep dive in the meaning and role of Grace in our lives as well as the powerful impact embodying this quality has on you and the lives of people you touch. Ultimately, Grace allows you to be a catalyst for the greater good and to live your life in flow.
John shares that being graceful naturally enhances your ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Grace is not a spiritual or esoteric concept – it is in your actions. Grace happens in the doing and is a state of being, like love or joy. Finally, we discuss the role mercy and forgiveness towards our self plays in being graceful. Take a few minutes and grace yourself with the insight’s found in this episode of Fresh Tracks!
4:30 – A look at what Grace is and why it is a valuable trait for leaders
9:45 – The lens you view life through: abundance or scarcity
11:15 – Generosity. Respect. Action. Compassion. Energy
16:20 – Why helping someone is a generative process
20:30 – The grace in doing
23:30 – The valuable role of trust in the quality of grace
27:00 – How mercy and forgiveness enables grace in yourself
29:00 – Tips for leaning in to Grace when faced with difficult situations
32:30 – Why patience plays an essential role in embodying Grace
About John Baldoni
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into 10 languages.
In 2018 Inc.com named Baldoni a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2019 Global Gurus ranked him #9 on its list of Top 30 global leadership experts, a list he has been on since 2007.
As a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership educator, he has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from health care to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance and technology.
Baldoni speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, Baldoni dispenses down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately.
For more information please visit www.johnbaldoni.com
Negative feelings, thoughts, words and behaviors affect our mental and physical health, our self-esteem and our sense of self-worth. Forgiveness is not something we do for another person, it’s something we do for ourselves. By refusing to forgive, we hang on to feelings of blame, judgment, guilt, resentments, hurts and do not make room for the positive emotions and feelings we need to cut Fresh Tracks.
Join me in this 30-minute, guided meditation and forgive, release, and ultimately give yourself permission to move forward creating your life by design and with ease. Ultimately, forgiveness allows you to more easily create your Fresh Tracks!
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