Maria Sharapova, tennis champion and founder and CEO, Sugarpova: "There were so many times when I stepped on the court and I wasn't the better player, but I won that last point because...I was just mentally a little bit stronger."
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Maria Sharapova spent years playing tennis five hours a day, seven days a week. The result? Five grand slam wins. And an Olympic medal. Her career is a lesson in grit and determination. And shows that hard work really does pay off. Now, she brings that same determination to her business career. This week, Maria shares the secret to staying motivated in any job…even if you aren’t a world class athlete. 

In this episode, Maria shares what she was like as a competitor (9:58), how she turned pressure into motivation (13:50), and why she’s a fan of 'dressing for the job you want' (28:33).

Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on Clare, a company simplifying the paint-shopping process, so you can create a home you love. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here

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Do It For the Process from Emily Jeffords
Do It For the Process from Emily Jeffords
Emily Jeffords
Level Up! Level Up! 🥰 Evaluate, Share, and Elevate!
Making Art Work is open through tomorrow! Join us if you're ready for some massive growth in 2021 But first, let's take it back. In 2010 when I officially began my fine art career I did NOT have an aspirational brand. I didn’t even know I had a brand (though, yes, I did — we all do). I was deeply undervaluing my work, my voice, my efforts, and, in doing so, I was also undervaluing my collectors. Think about it this way — if someone buys something for their home or themselves, they want to enjoy that thing. It matters to them. They find pleasure in it. In order to enjoy something, we have to VALUE it. When you know what you create and WHY it matters, you can easily and naturally share that love with your audience. So HOW do you elevate your work? Head consistently in the right direction. Know WHY you create and why that matters Understand your works value and aesthetic merits Recognize the overall impact your work is creating as a whole (this is your brand) Consistently raise your expectations for what your work can be in the world. THIS IS A LIFELONG PROCESS I began my business by selling a $1 painting. I grew from that deeply undervalued place to a creative practice with collectors on every continent, consistently sold-out collections, and a practice that offers me financial and emotional freedom. LET’S START THAT JOURNEY Sharing, writing, and talking about your work is never truly easy. It is a vulnerable act of bravery! But, without that bravery, your work is mute. Your work is hidden. And that’s not what it was designed for! With your why and your vision in mind, think of how to translate that to the world. If this feels overwhelming right now, DON’T WORRY. This is the focus of Making Art Work and I will coach you through this process. View your brand from the outside. How does your work objectively feel to your ideal customer or collector? When you share your work with your audience online is your work being elevated and valued? How about in-person? There are ALWAYS ways to continually elevate and build-up, and REFINE your work, marketing, and presentation. This is a good thing! It means you get to keep creating and refining! As you go through this process, don't be too hard on yourself. Remember, you are just finding paces to play inside your business! When needed, give yourself a COMPLIMENT SANDWICH. (it works on others and it works on yourself) * Give yourself a two compliments + with an improvement in the middle Remember, sustainability = satisfaction + progress. If you don’t find joy in your work you are going to be burnt out. Making Art Work is open through tomorrow! Join us if you're ready for some massive growth in 2021 IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL TO SHARE, YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN THE CREATIVITY, ENERGY, KNOWLEDGE, & RESOURCES NEEDED TO SHARE IT.
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Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen
Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen
Kristen Meinzer
My Boss is Holding Me Down
Rafer and Kristen advise one listener who’s not sure if she should pursue bigger professional dreams, and another who needs help bridging the gap  between her world and her husband’s. And for their What Should I Watch Next segment, they try to help a listener who’s thirsty for stories about the rich and famous after watching Framing Britney Spears.  Need some Movie Therapy of your own? Submit your questions to or by filling out the contact form at You can also tweet us @raferguzman and @kristenmeinzer and join our Facebook Community at Huge thanks to our sponsors! Acorn TV  is a streaming service that’s rooted in British television, with a rich catalog of exclusive, award-winning series across genres including mysteries, dramas, comedies, and more. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn dot TV and use my promo code MOVIE. Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Go to and use code movie80 to get $80 off including free shipping. Magic Spoon is a cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 11 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon dot com/movietherapy to grab a variety pack and be sure to use our promo code MOVIETHERAPY at checkout to get free shipping. See for privacy information.
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By The Book
By The Book
Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Bonus: Rafer Guzman
Film critic Rafer Guzman joins Kristen to talk all things television. Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now []. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [], or wherever you listen to podcasts. We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! To get By the Book merch, head over to Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable [] Innovation Uncovered Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen See for privacy information. See for privacy information.
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Skimm This
Skimm This
theSkimm, Inc.
First up: A few places, including the U.K. and Israel, have successfully rolled out COVID-19 vaccinations. We want to know: how did they do it? And can we copy what they got right? Then: We’ll fill you in on what you need to know about Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which should get FDA approval this week. Next: We’ve got the context on two of the week’s headlines, involving former President Trump’s taxes and Illinois eliminating cash bail. ICYMI: The racial wealth gap is still a huge obstacle for Black women. We’ll talk to one woman who’s helping make that gap smaller.  Finally: A lot of Texans are still without running water after last week’s winter storm. This week, we’re talking to one of the volunteers hoping to fix that — literally.  P.S. For more info on the racial wealth gap, check out this handy guide from the Skimm Money team. On this episode, you’ll hear from:  Claire Hannan, executive director, Association of Immunization Managers Saskia Popescu, assistant processor, Biodefense Program, George Mason University Jala Eaton, founder, "On My Own Financial" Ryan Gossen, volunteer, Austin Guerilla Plumber Corps Want more Skimm?  Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now  Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. theSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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The CEO Teacher Podcast
The CEO Teacher Podcast
Kayse Morris
Why you need video previews for your TpT Products in 2021 with Chloe Tascoff
Boost your conversion rate on Teacher Pay Teachers through Video Previews A few years ago, Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) rolled out a new initiative that allows you to attach a video preview to your TpT Products. And ever since, there have been a LOT of questions. Questions like: What can this do for my TpT Marketing? Will a preview actually increase my TpT Sales? And most of do I even get started with video? Why Video Preview Matters Video previews are so successful because your customers get to see themselves using your TpT products before they buy them. Think about it. Influencer culture works because we can see ourselves living that life. And the same thing is true for your TpT products. A video allows a teacher to visualize using your products, which means that it will be easier for that same teacher to make the decision to purchase your products. Meet Chloe Tascoff, the Video Marketing Expert In this episode, I’ve invited Chloe Tascoff, an expert in the TpT video preview field to share a few powerful reasons why video marketing should matter to you. Chloe started creating videos for TpT sellers in 2019 and, while she has her own store, she also leaned into video production and marketing. Talk about using something you’re good at to diversify your income! You’re going to be amazed. By focusing on video, she tripled her sales in one month! Listen here and learn what TpT video preview might start doing for you. In this episode, you will learn: -What video editing program is easier to use than iMovie… -Why most people prefer to watch video online -Which three areas to focus on in order to create a professional-looking video -Where else you can use your TpT video previews -And which social media platform is optimized for your videos! Links Mentioned: Other Resources: Take my Teacherpreneur Type Quiz here! DOWNLOAD MY 10 STEP GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR TEACHING RESOURCES HERE! CEO TEACHER® RESOURCES: Check out my CEO Teacher® Amazon Books HERE! JOIN OUR COMMUNITIES: The CEO Teacher® Facebook Group Connect with Kayse on Instagram ENJOYING THE PODCAST? Tag me @kaysemorris on Instagram and tell me what you are listening to! SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW I don’t want you to miss a thing! Be the first to know when a new episode is available by subscribing in iTunes HERE! If you would like to support The CEO Teacher® podcast, a review would mean so much. By leaving a review, you are helping fellow CEO teachers find this podcast and start building a life they love. To leave a review in iTunes, click HERE and scroll down to Ratings and Reviews. Click “Write a Review” and share with me how this podcast is changing your business! OTHER EPISODES OF THE CEO TEACHER® PODCAST YOU MIGHT LIKE: Transitioning Out of the Classroom with Nicki Dingraudo Smart IG Moves for Your Future Instagram Direct Messages
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Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers
Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers
Angela Watson
EP216 How to be an informed media consumer + advocate for truth (with the News Literacy Project)
investing in our own news literacy is one of the best things we can do for kids. But with so much disinformation, how can we as educators ensure what we're finding and sharing is accurate? Join me as I talk with Peter Adams. He's the head of the education team of the News Literacy Project, a national education nonprofit offering nonpartisan programs that teach students how to know what to believe in the digital age. We'll begin by talking about why information (and misinformation) is more prevalent. Peter gives a brief overview of how extremists of all kinds have become better networked and influential, and how hate groups and conspiracy theorists have leveraged our polarization to promote their own agendas. Then we discuss: * How we can identify point-of-view or propaganda in our news sources * Why objectivity does not mean staying neutral * What's actually news-worthy ("How come the media isn't talking about this?") * The difference between a conspiracy and conspiracy theory * Intellectual humility and not demonizing everyone on "the other side" * Looking for disconfirming evidence of our beliefs * Having open, offline conversations with people who think differently * What it means to "do your own research" * Overcoming cynicism and relentlessly pursuing truth * How social media and search engine algorithms shape our thinking about what's true * How educators can ensure they're relying on and sharing accurate info * Why investing in our own news literacy as educators is one of the best things we can do for kids For ongoing support in these areas, you can sign up for The Sift, a free weekly newsletter for educators distributed by It's a rundown of what happened the week before that you can use in the classroom to teach news literacy. It includes a distillation of the most news-literacy-relevant pieces of news and information that were published the previous week to help educators stay informed. It also includes a Viral Rumor Rundown of about four or five viral rumors that circulated the week before, with ideas for discussion, classroom activities, and links to resources. NewsLit also offers a free e-learning platform called The Checkology Virtual Classroom, with 14 lessons to help teach students about many of the topics you'll learn about in my interview with Peter, including how to understand conspiracy theories. Checkology is primarily aimed at middle school and high school grades, but some teachers in upper elementary adapt the lessons and folks in higher ed have utilized them, as well. Click here to read the transcript and participate in the discussion or, join our podcast Facebook group here to connect with other teachers and discuss the Truth for Teachers' podcast episodes.
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