008 9 Keys to Thinking and Playing Bigger

008 9 Keys to Thinking and Playing Bigger

9 Keys to Thinking and Playing Bigger Shownotes

If you find yourself knowing you could be playing a bigger game, but perhaps only vaguely aware of how you are thinking and playing small, this episode will help you step up and out.

Here are 9 ways we think and play small, and what it looks like to play bigger.

1. Overcomplicating & making projects too big and too hard

2. Endless editing and perfectionisting

3. Omitting Your Story

4. Uptalk, Sing-song, sounding like everything is a question

5. Talking too fast

6. Minimizing words, like “sorry, just” and asking permission when it’s not needed

7. Shoulders slouching or forward, chest caving in

8. Hiding behind hair, clothes, makeup, sunglasses

9. Not showing up at all

Download the 9 Keys to Thinking and Playing Bigger worksheet here, so you can spot the places you are playing small and make choices for how to play bigger.

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

Books:

Tara Mohr: Playing Big

Work with Geraldine Carter:

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1:1 Coaching

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007 Turning a Scientific Discovery into a Business with CEO of CarbonNutra Carrine Blank

007 Turning a Scientific Discovery into a Business with CEO of CarbonNutra Carrine Blank

If you forgot to pick up your copy of Algal Research, you might have missed that microbiologist Carrine Blank made an important discovery in 2016 – namely, that the genome sequences of certain cyanobacterial species contained predicted chitin metabolizing genes. 

That’s right.

In this episode I take you on a wild scientific ride. If you took molecular biology, it will come in handy today!

This discovery allows Carrine to grow algae using products from 2 different waste streams:

  1. A polymer called chitin, which is a material used by crustaceans and mushrooms in their shells and cell wall structure.
  2. Waste water with dissolved phosphorus.

The algae turn all this into 2 viable market products:

  1. Astaxanthin, which can be used for its red dye or antioxidant properties.
  2. Biofuel, as a replacement for fossil fuel.

while cleaning the phosphorus from the water.

If you get lost in the science, don’t worry – I throw you a rescue line with a simple explanation of the whole system part-way through this conversation.

The implications of Carrine’s discovery are far-reaching — I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about this discovery, where she might take it, and what other developments and technologies may eventually spring from it.

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

Connect with Carrine:

Email: carrine.blank@carbonnutra.com

Website | www.carbonnutra.com

Work with Geraldine:

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006 Jodi Flynn Interviews Me on Thinking and Playing Big

006 Jodi Flynn Interviews Me on Thinking and Playing Big

Today I pass the mic to Jodi Flynn of the Women Taking the Lead podcast. With this podcast I want to flesh out what it is to think and play big, so that women all around the world can step more fully into their authenticity and power.

We talk about adopting a mindset of moving your fear out of the way, or at least, befriending it; learning and practicing shifting into this space so that it becomes the default space to operate in, rather than spending most of our time pushing and dragging fear around.

My ask of the She Thinks Big community is to be willing to step forward again and again, even when you are scared. This world needs you to show up.

My vision is one where women around the world can speak and tell the truth – even if there may be reprisals. With #MeToo lifting us all, it has become abundantly clear that we can speak and be heard.

Listeners, please share your takeaways in the She Thinks Big Facebook Group. I really do want to know what stood out to you from this episode.

Connect with Jodi:

Email: jodi@womentakingthelead.com

You can find her podcast on iTunes and on her website at womentakingthelead.com.
Here is the Women Taking the Lead Facebook Group.

Books mentioned:

The Talent Code https://www.amazon.com/Talent-Code-Greatness-Born-Grown/dp/055380684X

Essentialism https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382

Work Less, Make More, by Jennifer White https://www.amazon.com/Work-Less-Make-Jennifer-White/dp/078721941X

Playing Big, by Tara Mohr https://www.taramohr.com/the-playing-big-book/

Work with Geraldine:

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1:1 Coaching

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005 How to Create a Movement around Crowd Manufacturing with Francie Wasser of FranciePants

005 How to Create a Movement around Crowd Manufacturing with Francie Wasser of FranciePants

Meet Francie Wasser, the visionary behind healthy underwear that is poised to start a movement. Crowd manufacturing is one way for people who don’t fit into the binary paradigm of 9-5 full-time employment or contracting, to work in a way that fits, supports, and empowers their lives.

Francie’s ask is to spread the word about crowd manufacturing, so that we can have thousands (or millions!) of people who can work from home, be paid a generous wage, in the United States.

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

 

Connect with Francie:

Email: francie@lovefranciepants.com

Website | www.lovefranciepants.com

Facebook | www.facebook.com/lovefranciepants/

Instagram | www.instagram.com/lovefranciepants/

Twitter | www.twitter.com/LoveFranPants

Books mentioned:

Tara Mohr – Playing Big

Work with Geraldine:

Strategy Session

1:1 Coaching

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004 Tiny Business, Huge Impact with ECOBAGS Founder Sharon Rowe

004 Tiny Business, Huge Impact with ECOBAGS Founder Sharon Rowe

Thanks Sharon, for sharing the journey of ECOBAGS – and more importantly –  for sourcing a movement of people who were just waiting for your canvas bags to come along, because they too didn’t want to be using single-use plastic bags for the their shopping.

Sharon wrote The Magic of Tiny Business to be a bridge that you can create a tiny business that meets your needs – that’s laser focused on solving a problem that’s good for you, good for your community, and good for the earth. 

What we see are the great success stories and meteoric rises of companies like Uber and Amazon. You don’t have to go big to be successful. And remember, many times people have been working diligently for years – decades even – before finally figuring it out.

Also remember that it takes a lot of hard work to create something you have no alignment with. It takes the same amount of work to create something you’re in alignment with — so why not create a company that is both profitable and meets your social goals?

Sharon’s vision is an end to single-use plastic, in all its forms and uses.

One of the things that Sharon said that stopped me in my tracks was, “Notice where you’re inefficient. The equivalent of checking Facebook during the day is making a task more complicated than it needs to be.”

Question for listeners:
In what ways do you overthink, overcomplicate, and perfect in ways that waste your time?
You can share in the Facebook group for Big Thinkers – join here.

Connect with Sharon:

Product Website: ECOBAGS.com
Author Website: sharonrowe.com
Contact Sharon on LinkedIn

Find all the ways to contact her at sharonrowe.com
Speaks frequently, so check out her website if you want to connect with her in person.

Books mentioned:

Sharon’s Book on Amazon: The Magic of Tiny Business

Work with Geraldine:

Strategy Session

1:1 Coaching

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