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The Grown Up Guide Podcast

If you feel like you suck at being an adult, you're not alone. There are so many things you probably wish you learned in school, like how to file taxes, how to make friends in a new city, and what to do if your career isn't exciting you anymore. Each week, we'll dive into a topic so you walk away with tangible to-do's to get you back on track. This is the Grown Up Guide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

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How Emotional Intelligence Helps You Build a Better Life with Brittney-Nichole Connor-Savarda

Today we are talking about Emotional Intelligence, or EQ. Emotional Intelligence is a person’s ability to be aware of, to control, and to express their emotions and manage interpersonal relationships. I interviewed Brittney-Nichole Connor-Savarda, founder of Catalyst 4 Change and Generation EQ, to deep dive into how developing your EQ can change your life for the better. In improving their emotional intelligence, people improve their relationships, their performance in school and at work, and their lives in general. Higher EQ also correlates to higher salaries, which we get into in the episode. As we do in all our episodes in the Grown Up Guide, Brittney shares her own journey in overcoming low emotional intelligence. She is so bright and knowledgeable and professional; you wouldn’t believe the transformation she underwent to get here. I know her story will resonate with you and empower you to take strides to build healthy relationships and mindfulness, starting with the relationship you have with yourself. Learn more about and connect with Brittney: Catalyst 4 Change – www.catalyst4change.com Generation EQ – www.generationEQ.org Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bncs_23/ Living & Leading with Emotional Intelligence podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-and-leading-with-emotional-intelligence/id1516136305 In this episode you’ll learn… What Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is and why it’s crucial to your personal and professional development How for every point you raise your EQ, you can increase your annual income by $1,300 How to unlearn unhealthy relationship practices so you can be the best partner, friend, and parent possible Connect with the Grown Up Guide! https://www.instagram.com/grownupguide/ https://www.facebook.com/grownupguide https://www.grownupguidepodcast.com https://anchor.fm/grownupguide--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

1hr 4mins

30 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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CPA Answers Common Tax Filing Questions feat. Leslie Jefferson, CPA

This episode is part 2 of a 2-part series on Tax Accounting! The federal deadline for filing your taxes has been extended to July 15th this year due to the pandemic. For this series, I interview my friend and former classmate Leslie Jefferson, a Certified Public Accountant (aka CPA) based in North Carolina. Here are the questions and time stamps: 1. Do I have to file taxes? – 4:30 2. What’s the difference between getting a W-2 and getting a 1099? – 6:40 3. What income do I not have to report? – 10:57 4. Do I have to file state taxes if I file federal taxes? – 15:34 5. Is it good to get a refund? – 18:55 6. I started a side business. What are my options for filing taxes? - 26:42 7. What can I deduct as business expenses? And what do I need to hold on to to prove that? – 31:48 8. How long do I need to hold onto receipts/documentation? 37:23 9. What are other ways I can lower my tax bill? (Deductions for Student loan interest, self-employed health insurance; credits for children, education; update your W-4 each year) – 42:21 10. Do I need to keep my medical bills and donation receipts for potential deductions? – 53:17 11. If I’m married, do I have to file taxes with my spouse? – 54:58 12. What is a dependent and how do I know if I am or have one? – 57:46 13. What would flag the IRS to audit you? – 01:03:29 14. Additional thoughts and advice on filing taxes and choosing a good CPA – 01:06:55 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

1hr 16mins

11 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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Life & Taxes with Leslie Jefferson, CPA

This episode is part 1 of a 2-part series on Tax Accounting! The federal deadline for filing your taxes has been extended to July 15th this year due to the pandemic. For this series, I interview my friend and former classmate Leslie Jefferson, a Certified Public Accountant (aka CPA) based in North Carolina. In episode one, I’ll introduce Leslie and we’ll cover the basics of what it’s like to work with a CPA, what to look for in a CPA, and the very basics of filing your taxes. Then in part 2 in this series, Leslie and I cover all of the most commonly asked tax questions. These episodes are long but they are jam packed with value! In this episode, Leslie also talks about her journey to becoming a CPA, which involved some of the feelings we all have about pursuing our calling: “I wish I’d known what I wanted to do earlier so I could have started sooner.” “I should be further along in my career than I am right now.” “She is already where I want to be, and if I had started sooner, I’d be there too.” We’ve all had these thoughts at some point, and Leslie shares how she overcame them then and continues to work on curbing those thoughts now. As a friendly reminder to all of you, my beautiful listeners, you are exactly where you need to be right now. No two paths are the same. Your path will be as unique as you are, and YOU are one in a million. You can reach Leslie on Twitter @lbjefferson13 or on Instagram @lbj.cpa.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

45mins

10 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Black Lives Matter: How to Confront Your Own Biases as a Non-Black Person

It is our obligation as human beings to fight for the rights of all humans, and right now we are focusing on how we can fight for and elevate our Black community. I believe that you can still learn and grow, but you have to make the choice right now to do so. Black people will continue to die if you don’t make the choice to make a different choice. I hope that you will join me today in learning more. As citizens, content creators, business owners, employees, leaders, parents, neighbors, family, we can do better. We have to do better.NAACP “We Are Done Dying” Campaign: https://naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/Donate to the NAACP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1Black Maternal Mortality: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-health/u-s-finally-has-better-maternal-mortality-data-black-mothers-n1125896“13 Black Maternal Health - Why Black Women Are 3-4 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women & How One Group Has Taken Action” - Birth Story Podcast - Heidi Campbell - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/13-black-maternal-health-why-black-women-are-3-4-times/id1450663573?i=1000434688968“The Color of Coronavirus: COVID-19 Deaths By Race & Ethnicity in the U.S.” by APM Research Lab, May 27th, 2020. https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deaths-by-raceCenters for Disease Control & Prevention: African American Health - https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/aahealth/index.htmlMaslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

19mins

2 Jun 2020

Rank #4

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Body Respect & Figuring Out Post-Grad Life

In this episode, Elizabeth and I discuss the ups and downs of post-grad life, the difference between body positivity and body respect, Jillian Michaels’ controversial comments on Lizzo’s body, and my own experience with my body changing for the short time I was pregnant in January and February. (We had a miscarriage at the end of February, more on that in another episode one day :)Learn more about Southern Smash, a program under the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness, at https://www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com/southern-smash/.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

1hr 4mins

18 May 2020

Rank #5

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How to Put Yourself Out There + Cope with Rejection feat. Davis Conway

I had the pleasure of speaking with Davis Conway, Senior Sales Manager at Spiracle Media, to talk about how to put yourself out there and how to cope with rejection, which will inevitably come every so often (or extremely often) when you’re brave enough to step outside your comfort zone. Davis gives tactical advice on networking tips, how to cool down when a loss at work stings, and why you should be intentional when you’re interacting with every person you meet.Connect with Davis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davis-conway-02358b49/Learn more about Americorps: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorpsRead “The Ride of a Lifetime” by Robert (Bob) Iger: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PF6XTD8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

59mins

11 May 2020

Rank #6

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Revamping Your Goals & How You Set Them

First and Foremost, I hope you are all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I know there are mixed thoughts about pursuing personal and professional development right now, or trying to maintain a sense of “normal” when there’s nothing normal about what’s going on. I wanted to frame this episode, even though it was recorded wayyyyyy before the outbreak got crazy, as a way to revisit the goals you set on January 1st and change course to accommodate some of the things you might be learning about yourself during this time. I wish you all the very best right now.Jessica Lackey - https://www.jessicalackey.com/Quarterly Planning Session - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quarterly-goal-reboot-tickets-93807301163Follow Jessica on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jessicalackey_coach/Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-lackey/Books Mentioned:“The One Thing” by Gary Keller“The Four Tendencies” by Gretchen Rubin--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

32mins

22 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Nutrition 101 with Illa Jones

In today’s episode, I sat down with Illa Jones, a Registered Dietician based in Raleigh, North Carolina, to discuss everyday nutrition tips, how to make vegetables taste good, and whether organic foods are actually any better than their less expensive counterparts. Illa also breaks down common nutrition misconceptions, the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietician, and so much more in this episode!If you are struggling with an eating disorder, please reach out to the National Eating Disorder Association Helpline by dialing 800-931-2237, or texting “NEDA” to 741741. Read more about Illa at https://www.illajones.com/.Follow Illa on Instagram for weekly “What I Eat In a Day” content: https://www.instagram.com/illajones/Subscribe to Illa on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7JOMtNJ1nNr7ukSqJOkCwPlate Method: http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2015/adm/diabetes-plate-method/what-is-the-plate-method.htmlNEDA Helpline: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

36mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Energize Your Life: Holistic Approaches to Self-Care

In this episode, Cori Stuart breaks down the meaning behind crystals, and offers advice on practical holistic self-care options like meditation.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

37mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Do You Need a Career Coach?

In our interview, we talked about what it really takes to turn your side hustle into your main hustle without losing your mind… or all your money. And we dove into what questions you should be asking yourself if you’re itching to make a big change in your life, but aren’t sure what that change might look like.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grownupguide/support

43mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #10