A Trend That Never Fades

The Power Squad Project

"Everything you know could already be wrong."
Jimmy Iovine

A few weeks ago I had new and old friends come together for a fancy, not-so fancy dinner on the beach.  

At one point, there we were 4 women talking about The Keepers and Catholicism.  

I was laughing to myself.  Here was a friend who has a following, a beloved following in the hundreds of thousands. Should she be in a super potentially risky conversation about religion with people she doesn’t know?  


I mean, religion is the LAST thing you want to talk about when you are mixing old and new friends right?  

But really, it was a wonderful conversation that truly connected those of us that were in them, connected us further. 

There we were mature adults talking our upbringings, nuns, the pope and The Keepers. 

So crazy.

THEN…

We talked how crazy Jimmy Iovine is.  Two of my friends are connected to him.  Who knew!  You know, Jimmy right?  He’s the guy who created Beats headphones with Dr. Dre and sold the company to Apple for $3 Billion.  So there we were 2 friends talking how nuts he is.  How intense he is.  How he makes everyone wait hours to see him.  How he has stacks of cash in his office.  And again, how intense he is.  More power to him. 

One woman talked about how she gives back.  Her life and work is dedicated there.  

Another woman talked about how she’s killing herself.  She’s going to sell her baby as soon as possible. 

Another woman talked of the events she’s hosting. 

One woman was nervous. 

Another was insulted.  But let it go. 

And another was finding success as she evolved.  “You have to keep evolving.”

IRL. 

In real life.  It’s a trend that never ever fades. 

I had conversations I could have never planned. 

Relationships I would have never started. 

Connections that would never have been made. 


Dinner is something we need.  Connection is something we all want. 

$95.  10 women.  Countless connection.  Countless relationships. 

Think on it. 

Schedule one. 

 

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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LEAD.  

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The Power Squad Project


--> There is great debate over whether or not the Google Engineer should have been fired.  Was the media adding hype to a 10-page memo about diversity?  Was he really trying to point out scientific differences?  Or not?  Should he be able talk freely @ work?  My friend - international superstar Tech Wizard talked about it with me this week on the podcast.  What are the differences in the tech industry as he sees them??

--> This is trending.  How to sell anything to anyone by great storytelling.  (What's your preferred method of selling?)
 

MANAGE.  

-->  Blog posts to videos in a few short minutes!! LOVE Lumen5!

-->  Manage to get out of bed in the AM with this handy little clock!  (Thanks Jess for the recommendation!)

GIVE. 

-->  Give yourself a break everyone once in a while.  Everybody makes mistakes.  Like really big mistakes.

-->  BIG shoutout to Erin Zimmerman who is the Visibility Guide + Visual Storyteller at Elephant Socia and a Film + Movement Maker at empoWOMENt.   She has been a big supporter of The Power Squad Project.  We are so thankful to Ambassadors like her!
 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

-->  My BF from 1001 years ago Tim and I get to chat women diversity (in the wake of Google's firing) on the podcast.  

-->  Time is my friend.  Yours too.  As are spicy vodka drinks!

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