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Tiffany Dufu: Do What You Do Best, Drop The Rest

Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology

Figure out what matters most to you and let go of the rest.EPISODE NOTESDo you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the things you need to juggle in order to be a good... anything? A good partner, a good parent, a good worker, a good friend? And in the end, it feels like you never have enough time and energy to focus on what really matters to YOU?In this final episode of Season 7, Tiffany Dufu invites you to stop being "good" and drop the ball.Tiffany is the author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less https://www.blinkist.com/en/nc/browse/books/drop-the-ball-en [1], and for her, dropping the ball means letting go of unrealistic expectations of doing it all, and engaging others in the process, so that you can live a life that you’re passionate about.Tiffany explains the repercussions of juggling too much, helps you find out why all these balls ended up in your hands in the first place, and finally, how to know what you can start to let go of. She also talks about the importance of having people in your life who hold you accountable for living your best life and being your best self—an idea she's bringing to life in her project The Cru https://www.thecru.com/ [2].Book recommended by Tiffany:Just as I Am: A Memoir, by Cicely TysonBooks recommended by Ben & Caitlin:Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder, by Reshma SaujaniI Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, by Laura VanderkamFind Simplify episode with Laura Vanderkam here:https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/simplify-time-laura-vanderkam [3]Ben also mentions the Japanese concept of Ikigai, that roughly translates as ‘reason for being’.Try Blinkist for free for 14 days by going to https://www.blinkist.com/simplify [4], tapping on Try Blinkist at the top right, and entering the code DROPIT.Let us know what you thought of this episode, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at @caitlinschiller https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller [5], Ben at @bsto https://twitter.com/bsto [6]Simplify is produced by Caitlin Schiller, Ben Schuman-Stoler and Marta Medvešek. Big thanks to Luiza S. Carvalho for audio engineering chops and Odysseas Constantinou for music.[1]: https://www.blinkist.com/en/nc/browse/books/drop-the-ball-en[2]: https://www.thecru.com/[3]: https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/simplify-time-laura-vanderkam[4]: https://www.blinkist.com/simplify[5]: https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller[6]: https://twitter.com/bsto

41mins

8 Jul 2021

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Tiffany Dufu: Do What You Do Best, Drop The Rest

Simplify

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the things you need to juggle in order to be a good... anything? A good partner, a good parent, a good worker, a good friend? And in the end, it feels like you never have enough time and energy to focus on what really matters to YOU?In this final episode of Season 7, Tiffany Dufu invites you to stop being "good" and drop the ball.Tiffany is the author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less https://www.blinkist.com/en/nc/browse/books/drop-the-ball-en [1], and for her, dropping the ball means letting go of unrealistic expectations of doing it all, and engaging others in the process, so that you can live a life that you’re passionate about.Tiffany explains the repercussions of juggling too much, helps you find out why all these balls ended up in your hands in the first place, and finally, how to know what you can start to let go of. She also talks about the importance of having people in your life who hold you accountable for living your best life and being your best self—an idea she's bringing to life in her project The Cru https://www.thecru.com/ [2].Book recommended by Tiffany:Just as I Am: A Memoir, by Cicely TysonBooks recommended by Ben & Caitlin:Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder, by Reshma SaujaniI Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, by Laura VanderkamFind Simplify episode with Laura Vanderkam here:https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/simplify-time-laura-vanderkam [3]Ben also mentions the Japanese concept of Ikigai, that roughly translates as ‘reason for being’.Try Blinkist for free for 14 days by going to https://www.blinkist.com/simplify [4], tapping on Try Blinkist at the top right, and entering the code DROPIT.Let us know what you thought of this episode, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at @caitlinschiller https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller [5], Ben at @bsto https://twitter.com/bsto [6]Simplify is produced by Caitlin Schiller, Ben Schuman-Stoler and Marta Medvešek. Big thanks to Luiza S. Carvalho for audio engineering chops and Odysseas Constantinou for music.[1]: https://www.blinkist.com/en/nc/browse/books/drop-the-ball-en[2]: https://www.thecru.com/[3]: https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/simplify-time-laura-vanderkam[4]: https://www.blinkist.com/simplify[5]: https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller[6]: https://twitter.com/bsto

41mins

8 Jul 2021

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Tiffany Dufu on accountability and support

Hello Monday Podcast

Tiffany Dufu - the author of Dropping the Ball, and Founder and CEO of The Cru - is passionate about the power of peer support.

3mins

20 May 2021

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Tiffany Dufu, The Cru

Women to Watch Media® with Sue Rocco

Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO of The Cru, shared the story behind her title with us on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th, 2021.Tiffany is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, Drop the Ball is “important, path-breaking, intimate and brave.”Tiffany serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons College. She is a member of Women's Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is a Lifetime Girl Scouts. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.SUE SAYS"Tiffany was born to very young parents who were not prepared to raise a child. When she reflects on her beginning, she is reminded that while her mother struggled with poverty and addiction, she also spoke to Tiffany in a way that led her to believe in herself, and ultimately aim higher. With the help of her father, she went off to college and discovered her true calling; to help elevate young girls and women become independent for the greater good."Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/women-to-watch-r/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

43mins

10 May 2021

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Tiffany Dufu on accountability and support

Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

Tiffany Dufu - the author of Dropping the Ball, and Founder and CEO of The Cru - is passionate about the power of peer support. She joins Hello Monday producer Sarah Storm for a conversation about the importance of working at your ‘highest and best use,’ why friends don’t make the best accountability partners, and why it’s so valuable to lean into discomfort and mess. 

30mins

12 Apr 2021

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Can Women Have It All? With Tiffany Dufu

Paano Ba 'To: The Podcast

The single skill that women need in order to thrive? The ability to let go. This is according to international speaker and author, Tiffany Dufu, and in this throwback episode of Paano Ba ‘To from May 2019, Bianca chats with Tiffany about her book, “Drop The Ball,” this concept of women “having it all” and “doing it all”, why we women feel guilty for many different things, and how we can learn to “let go”. Paano Ba ‘To: The Podcast is powered by Globe Studios. Join the #PaanoBaTo private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/paanobato Follow Bianca on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @iamsuperbianca

13mins

18 Mar 2021

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#92 - Drop the Ball (and maybe You’ll Get it All) with Tiffany Dufu

The 4 am Report

It’s time for another edition of the 💫4 AM Report💫 and what’s keeping us up at night are thoughts around how to empower women and girls. This week we talk to Tiffany Dufu, author of “Drop the Ball”, and founder of The Cru. She’s the kind of awe-inspiring person who has dedicated her life to helping women realize their goals, and she helped this motley two drop-kick the ball right out of the park (ball begone! ⚽🤾‍♂️). Tiffany has some incredible advice to share and we’re still gob-smacked at how effectively and eloquently she breaks everything down to make it so, so simple to start doing. From why reciprocity isn’t confined to one person, to why you need to learn to ask for help, and how your village (aka cru) will hold you accountable, Tiffany says it like it is. After all, she already knows what it’s going to say on her own tombstone💀☠. About Tiffany Tiffany Dufu is founder and CEO of The Cru. Their algorithm matches circles of women who collaborate to meet their personal and professional goals. She’s also the author of the bestselling book ​Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less​. Named to Entrepreneur's 100 Powerful Women and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany has raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls. 

30mins

10 Mar 2021

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Catalyst for Women & Girls Tiffany Dufu on Radical Intentionality

Social Proof

Show Notes:0.00 Tiffany Dufu is the Founder and CEO of The Cru, which matches circles of women to collaborate and meet their life goals together. As the cumulative investment of many people, she's built a methodology and a sophisticated platform to help women set personal and professional intentions and goals... and then accomplish their wildest ambitions. "It's as though we're all climbing a mountain and we are tethered together."6:03 Tiffany discusses the structure of The Cru, and how the organization channels the energy of high-performing women to achieve lofty goals through a framework that prioritizes confidentiality, coaching and honing the mindset, skills and behaviors needed for success. "We need more spaces and experiences with diversity, where we transcend tribalism and come together to collaborate and see one another across boundaries."13:20 Do I have influence? Using social platforms to create change in the world, being intentional about leveraging platforms to get your message out and being consistent about the topics and issues people can count on you to advance and advocate. "Persuasion is in my blood."17:00 Exploring the mentors, role models, advocates and sources of inspiration along Tiffany's path. "If you want something you've never had before you're going to have to do something you've never done before in order to get it."21:45 Wielding influence: Tiffany's non-negotiables and thoughts on really understanding and tapping into your superpower. Each one of us has something very unique that we bring to the world, that must unleash and allow the world to experience. Your influence has to be rooted in something that will not fade away if Facebook folds, Twitter folds... when it all goes away, what is your influence rooted in?"What you do is far less important than the difference you make. Influence has nothing to do with followership, it has to do with the impact you make in the world.28:30 Drop the ball: why Tiffany wrote a book about abandoning sense of obligation and pressure to keep all the balls in the air flawlessly her entire life, and how women and men can let go of unreasonable expectations and achieve more by doing less.Show Links & Resources: The Cru Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu MasterClass Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

46mins

5 Feb 2021

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Succeeding in Your Startup with the Support of Your Crew – with Tiffany Dufu

Founder Rising

The Cru founder Tiffany Dufu has dedicated her life to “advancing women and girls,” harnessing their ingenuity and talent for global benefit. The Cru matches circles of women who collaborate, both online and in person, to meet their life goals. Tiffany was lucky to have her own crew of supportive women around her and she wanted to create this kind of network for fellow women entrepreneurs.“At the end of the day,” says Tiffany, “the most important part of my journey was a crew. It was recognizing that I couldn't do this by myself.” She explains that although women have family, friends, and coworkers all around them, they often view their “personal and professional journeys as if it’s a solo endeavor, not a team sport.”Listen to Tiffany’s story about overcoming the odds of being a Woman of Color startup founder, the valuable lessons in her book, “Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less,” and how Cru members want a platform that fosters intentionality, accountability, and commitment.Follow Tiffany Dufu on Twitter: @tdufuFollow The Cru on Twitter: @findyourcruFollow Jenny Fielding on Twitter: @jefieldingTechstars personnel and/or guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, and not the opinion of either Techstars or any company discussed in this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. References to any securities are for illustrative and/or informational purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investor or prospective investor, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by Techstars. Certain of Techstars funds own (or may own in the future) securities in some of the companies discussed in this podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

18 Nov 2020

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744: How to Raise Your First Million and Build Your Cru with Cru Founder Tiffany Dufu

Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Successful Women Entrepreneurs!

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Tiffany Dufu gives incredible advice from her experience in starting and building her company, The Cru. Tiffany, an inspiration for any woman looking to make a difference in the world, discusses aspects of her business from inception to present, the importance of intentionality, accountability, and commitment, and what prompted her to raise a million dollars for The Cru. Tune in for real advice on raising capital from someone who’s been there in this episode of Support is Sexy.  Elayne FlukerElayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening!About our Guest:Tiffany Dufu is founder and CEO of The Cru, a peer coaching platform for women looking to accelerate their professional and personal growth. Author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the skill of letting go, Tiffany serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons College and has been featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR. Tiffany’s life work is advancing women and girls.  Insight from this episode: Strategies on leveraging technology to connect in new ways and increase productivity during COVID pandemic.  Behind-the-scene details on how The Cru works and what it took to get it off the ground.  Strategies on testing your entrepreneurial “hypotheses” and root those ideas in your customers’ pain points. Insights into Tiffany’s decision to raise venture capital and strategies on how to be successful in that process Quotes from the show: “I’ve been very much catapulted by a group of women that I call my Cru, who I can share my ambitions with, who help me create a plan, who hold me accountable to that plan-- sometimes in ways that I donʻt like because they really hold my feet to the fire. And I feel like every woman needs a Cru.” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 “If we have a problem, the first question we’re likely to ask ourselves is “How am I going to solve this problem?” When the more important question to be asking yourself is “Who’s going to help me solve this problem?” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 “I had no business plan. I just needed to know, can I put someone out in the world that consumers will respond to? I’m not going to spend time on a business plan unless I have some semblance that people want this first.” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 “People will say “yes.” 98% of it is not that people don’t want to support us, or we don’t have the bandwidth, help, or resources that we need-- we haven’t asked.” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 "Sometimes when you don’t know what you’re up against, it’s probably better.” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 “When you have someone who is ushering you through the process, you can save a lot of time.” –Tiffany Dufu Support is Sexy Ep. #744 Stay Connected:Elayne FlukerWebsite: elaynefluker.comTwitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne FlukerInstagram: @elayneflukerLinkedIn: Elayne FlukerYoutube: Elayne Fluker Tiffany DufuWebsite: TiffanyDufu.comTwitter: @tdufuFacebook: @TiffanyDufuInstagram: @tdufuLinkedIn: Tiffany DufuYoutube: Tiffany DufuSupport is SexyWebsite: Support is Sexy PodcastFacebook: Support is SexyInstagram: @supportissexyYoutube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist  Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.[Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

6 Oct 2020

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