Behind The Brilliance

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Behind the Brilliance is a weekly podcast featuring funny and smart conversations on creativity, life, and work.

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  • 162 Rainbow Barris on Medicine, Motherhood, and Marriage

    162 Rainbow Barris on Medicine, Motherhood, and Marriage

    26/07/2018 Duración: 01h09min

    THE SHOW Rainbow Barris is the real life inspiration for the fictional character "Rainbow" on the hit ABC comedy, Blackish. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about her reflections on medicine, marriage, motherhood, and making the most of life at every stage.  Behind Her Brilliance: Self-Awareness  Say hi to Rainbow on Instagram    TOPICS COVERED Rainbow's path through medicine, marriage, and motherhood How Rainbow became the inspiration for a fictional TV character Rainbow's approach to staying sane and focused while raising 6 kids How Rainbow's transition from doctor to author manifested Rainbow's reflections on what makes relationships work after 2 decades of marriage  And more! SHOW NOTES: http://bit.ly/BTB162

  • 161 Lisa Feldman Barrett on How Emotions Are Made

    161 Lisa Feldman Barrett on How Emotions Are Made

    19/07/2018 Duración: 01h12min

    THE SHOW Lisa Feldman Barrett is the author of 'How Emotions Are Made' and a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University with an appointment at Harvard Medical School. In this conversation, we talk about Lisa's book and what she's learned about how emotions are made, how we can be happier and healthier by understanding how our emotions work, and the myths about the mind and emotions. Behind Her Brilliance: Tenacity + The People in Her Life Say hi to Lisa on Twitter TOPICS COVERED Lisa’s path from a working poor family to academic researcher How Lisa overcame failure and setbacks (including 8 failed experiments and a failed dissertation proposal) How emotions are constructed What emotional granularity is and why you should develop it How emotions and the perceptions associated of emotional expression tie into healthcare, education, and the legal system How “bitches” become leaders The practical uses of emotional intelligence Myths about the way our brains and emotions work How t

  • 160 Benjamin Spall on Designing the Perfect Morning Routine

    160 Benjamin Spall on Designing the Perfect Morning Routine

    12/07/2018 Duración: 49min

    THE SHOW Benjamin Spall is the founder of MyMorningRoutine.com and the co-author of the book, My Morning Routine, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s best business books of 2018, one of the Financial Times books of the month, and one of Business Insider’s best business books to read this summer. In our conversation, we dissect morning routines, productivity hacks, and other perspectives on starting the day off right.  Behind His Brilliance: Side Projects  Say hi to Benjamin on Twitter   TOPICS COVERED How and why Benjamin cofounded MyMorningRoutine.com How Benjamin developed a mediation practice (and his favorite app for it) Why what you do after meditation is important The best observations from the dozens of people interviewed in My Morning Routine How self-care fits into a well-crafted morning routine Why journaling might be the missing piece to your morning routine How and why you should create an evening routine to wind down Ben’s take on monotasking and productivity How side hustles lead to serendipity

  • 159 Q+A: Defining Success + Personal vs Business Brands

    159 Q+A: Defining Success + Personal vs Business Brands

    10/07/2018 Duración: 33min

    THE SHOW This solo episode features answers to 2 listener questions: one is about defining success and the other is about separating a personal brand from a business brand.  This episode also includes the announcement of a new partner, ABLE! Check out livefashionable.com and stay tuned this season to hear my interview with the founder and CEO.  For now, get 20% off your first order at livefashionable.com with code BEHINDTHEBRILLIANCE.   SHOW NOTES: http://bit.ly/BTBQA159 

  • 158 Jennifer Romolini on Work, Hustle, and Winning for Misfits

    158 Jennifer Romolini on Work, Hustle, and Winning for Misfits

    05/07/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    THE SHOW Jennifer Romolini is the former Chief Content Officer for Shondaland.com and the author of Weird in a World That's Not which is a fresh, honest take on traditional career advice. In our conversation, Jennifer gives hope and high fives to the misfits and outsiders with her vulnerable and candid straight talk on how she's found success in her personal and professional life. Behind Her Brilliance: Grit Say hi to Jennifer on Twitter  TOPICS COVERED -Jennifer’s path into magazine publishing, writing, and how she’s landed her high profile jobs -Her leap into the startup world and what she learned there -What Jennifer learned about herself through her marriage and how she and her husband designed a plan that supported their respective careers -What she learned during the process of writing her book, Weird in a World That’s Not -Jennifer’s perspective on networking and why business is personal -What Jennifer has learned about leadership throughout her career -and much, much more   SHOW NOTES: http://bit.ly/B

  • 157 Dhonielle Clayton on Devotion to Craft, Pushing Boundaries, and Designing Her Destiny

    157 Dhonielle Clayton on Devotion to Craft, Pushing Boundaries, and Designing Her Destiny

    28/06/2018 Duración: 01h40min

    THE SHOW Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Belles in addition to being the co-founder of Cake Literary and the COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She's a brilliant creative force who is constantly expanding her sense of what's possible. In this episode, we discuss her career path, her artistic sensibilities, and much more.  Behind Her Brilliance: Her Parents Say hi to Dhonielle on Twitter + Instagram: @brownbookworm  TOPICS COVERED Dhonielle's early days as a budding book worm Dhonielle's perspective on the American education system as a former librarian and teacher How Dhonielle fell in love with travel and how it changed her  Dhonielle's devotion to craft and what she's learned fighting through delays and hard times Dhonielle's take on having it all and how she designs her life  -and more Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB157

  • 156 Paula Pant on Going from Broke to Financially Independent and Why Time Matters More than Money

    156 Paula Pant on Going from Broke to Financially Independent and Why Time Matters More than Money

    21/06/2018 Duración: 58min

    THE SHOW Paula Pant is the founder of AffordAnything.com, an award-winning personal finance website. In this conversation, we talk about how we went from struggling as a journalist to traveling the world to building a portfolio of 8 properties to reach financial independence.  Behind Her Brilliance: Restlessness TOPICS COVERED Passive income, financial independence, and how Paula discovered them How Paula built a real estate portfolio that created financial freedom for her Paula’s early days and how she developed an appetite for travel Paula’s morning routine What Paula knows about money that most people don’t Paula’s perspective on time management How Paula and her husband make their marriage and working relationship fit together -and more   Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB156

  • 155 Dr. David Burns on Why Therapy Sucks ( How to Make It Better) and Recovering From Perfectionism

    155 Dr. David Burns on Why Therapy Sucks (& How to Make It Better) and Recovering From Perfectionism

    14/06/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    THE SHOW Dr. David Burns is the author of Feeling Good, a seminal work on cognitive behavioral therapy that has sold more than 5 million copies. We talk about the difficulties he faced getting the book published, his advice to listeners interested in therapy, and how he approaches perfectionism, depression, and anxiety with patients.  Behind His Brilliance: Critical Thinking TOPICS COVERED -David's path into the mental health field -The rejection David faced trying to get his bestselling book, Feeling Good, published (a dramatic and inspiring story!) -Rarely shared advice on how to find a good therapist and how to measure success in therapy  -David's advice for dealing with perfectionism, depression, and anxiety  -David's reflection on a life free from the need to be special  -and much more! Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB155  

  • 154 Eli Finkel on What Makes Modern Marriage Thrive

    154 Eli Finkel on What Makes Modern Marriage Thrive

    07/06/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    THE SHOW This episode is one of my favorites. Eli is the first social psychologist who's been on the show, and I thoroughly enjoyed our chat.  Eli Finkel is a social psychology professor who studies interpersonal attraction, marriage, conflict resolution, and how our social relationships influence our goal achievement. Our conversation centers on his brilliant book, The All or Nothing Marriage, and what he's learned about modern marriages and how we can connect with the right partner and thrive in our relationships. Behind His Brilliance: Proactively avoiding boredom TOPICS COVERED -Eli's path into social research and relationship psychology -Eli's findings on what makes modern marriages successful -highlights from Eli's book, The All or Nothing Marriage -happiness as an appropriate (or inappropriate) goal for marriage -managing expectations in relationships and marriage -how self-actualization plays into healthy marriages -destiny belief vs growth belief in relationships -Eli's "love hacks" birthed from rese

  • 153 Birthday Likes + Lessons

    153 Birthday Likes + Lessons

    06/06/2018 Duración: 45min

    THE SHOW This is a bonus solo episode with the (sometimes) annual birthday  recap of what I learned from the past year and what lit me up. TOPICS COVERED -books and TV Lisa loved -a random unprompted rave about cauliflower rice -6 lessons from the past year on saying no, killing ego, productive patience, sexy pajamas, friendship, and more Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB153 STUFF MENTIONED BoJack Horseman Catastrophe The World's Most Extraordinary Homes Cauliflower rice Cauliflower pizza crust Hell yeah or no (video) How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm Principles by Ray Dalio Night Shift (iOS) Flux Butter & Nectar pillowcases Dr. Breus (The Sleep Doctor) on Behind the Brilliance  Essential oil for sleep Good Night Sleep Improving LED light bulbs   

  • 152 Deesha Dyer on Her Journey from Hip Hop Journalism in Philly to the Obama White House

    152 Deesha Dyer on Her Journey from Hip Hop Journalism in Philly to the Obama White House

    31/05/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    The Show This is a breathtaking underdog and reinvention story. Perhaps the most remarkable I've heard on Behind the Brilliance. Deesha shares her journey from boarding school to dropping out of college because she ran out of money to becoming a White House intern at 30 years old to becoming the Social Secretary under the Obama Administration. She opens up about the imposter syndrome, setbacks, and insecurities she faced, and how she conquered them all.  The Guest Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House intern at the age of 30 and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft.  Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout. In this episode, we cover:  -how Deesha bounced back from setbacks t

  • 151 Amy Morin on Things Mentally Tough People Dont Do

    151 Amy Morin on Things Mentally Tough People Don't Do

    24/05/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    Amy Morin was a vibrant twenty-something with a bright future ahead of her when tragedy struck not once, but twice: she lost her mother and her husband in a span of three short years. Refusing to feel sorry for herself, Amy used what she'd learned as a psychotherapist to develop the mental toughness necessary to find peace and push forward to brighter days. She penned the viral article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, which became the bestselling book of the same title. Now she's sharing her journey and observations with the masses. We covered:  -Amy's journey into psychotherapy -Amy's advice on becoming mentally tough without having a bunch of drama -how Amy handled losing her mother and husband unexpectedly just 3 years apart -what Amy's learned about mental toughness and resilience -Amy's approach to managing anxiety and overwhelm -and much more!   Say hi to Amy on Twitter: @AmyMorinLCSW Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB151

  • 150 Season 7 Recap

    150 Season 7 Recap

    16/11/2017 Duración: 29min

    This episode is a recap of Season 7 highlights. The episode features snippets of 7 episodes, some reflections on making your own luck, a little housekeeping, and a freestyle. You're welcome.  Episodes Covered:  135 - AFRICA MIRANDA @africamiranda 136 - DUANE SPIRES @duanespires  141 - KELLY HOEY @jkhoey 142 - RODERICK COX @rcoxmaestro 146 - LUCHINA FISHER @luchina 148 - TONYA RAPLEY @myfabfinance 149 - LISA CONGDON @lisacongdon

  • 149 Lisa Congdon on Reinventing Yourself and Melding Commerce and Creativity

    149 Lisa Congdon on Reinventing Yourself and Melding Commerce and Creativity

    09/11/2017 Duración: 01h24min

    Lisa Congdon's brilliance in her courage, dedication, and willingness to take calculated risks. After leaving her elementary school and nonprofit careers at 40, she become a self-taught artist. Now she manages an empire of passive and active income that spans e-commerce, books, teaching, and more. In this conversation, she pulls back the curtain on her path to profitability, her thoughts on thriving as an artist, and why she feels grit matters more than talent.  We covered:  -how Lisa went from teacher and nonprofit pro to self-taught thriving artist -Lisa's approach to building a devoted following that threw money at her before she was ready  -how Lisa managed the transition from steady paycheck to income uncertainty -Lisa's thoughts on imposter syndrome, confidence, and managing insecurities  -Lisa's approach to risk-taking, negotiation, and time management -and much more! Say hi to Lisa on Twitter + Instagram: @lisacongdon Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB149

  • 148 Tonya Rapley on Managing Money, Starting Over, and Winning Your Way

    148 Tonya Rapley on Managing Money, Starting Over, and Winning Your Way

    02/11/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    Tonya Rapley is a leading financial educator and the founder of My Fab Finance. She's a dynamic woman who brings a smart and balanced perspective to money matters. Our chat spans way beyond money to include spirituality, starting over, hustle, ego, and much more. We covered:  -how Tonya found her way from music to money as a career -money stories: what they are and how to change them -Tonya's path to overcoming physical and emotional abuse  -advice on setting boundaries with friends and family around money  -Tonya's spiritual journey  -how Tonya made more money working fewer hours  -pride vs ego -Tonya's advice for starting over and getting started  -and much more! Say hi to Tonya @myfabfinance on Twitter and Instagram  Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB148

  • 147 8 for 2018

    147 8 for 2018

    26/10/2017 Duración: 35min

    This is a solo episode with 8 musings for 2018. They cover things like celebrating wins, clearing clutter, and other important stuff. As always, my shenanigans are sprinkled throughout. Let me know what you thought of this episode! @LisaNicoleBell Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB147

  • 146 Luchina Fisher on Not Staying In Your Lane, Saying Yes, and Reproductive Rights

    146 Luchina Fisher on Not Staying In Your Lane, Saying Yes, and Reproductive Rights

    19/10/2017 Duración: 01h34min

    Luchina Fisher is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. Her latest film, Birthright, challenges the war on reproductive rights in America. As an accomplished artist and dynamic woman, Luchina shares hard-won wisdom and reflections on a wide range of topics including:  -her early days as a writer -how she ended up living with Gladys Knight  -why she doesn't believe in staying in her lane -her experience working with music legend BB King -how her latest film, Birthright, came to be  -the attack on women's reproductive rights in the US -and much more  Say hi to Luchina on Twitter: @Luchina Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB146

  • 145 Q+A: Political Activism + Social Justice

    145 Q+A: Political Activism + Social Justice

    19/10/2017 Duración: 24min

    A listener from Twitter asked whether I felt a responsibility to use my platform good. I answered. In detail. Black women are centered and I share my thoughts on protests, converting points of view, economic empowerment, and much more.  

  • 144 Idil Ahmed on Science of the Mind, Spirituality, and Getting Out of Your Own Way

    144 Idil Ahmed on Science of the Mind, Spirituality, and Getting Out of Your Own Way

    12/10/2017 Duración: 01h15min

    Idil Ahmed has amassed a following of more than 1 million people on Twitter (@idillionaire), Instagram, and Facebook by delivering inspiring and illuminating content. An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and science enthusiast, Idil has made it her life's work to help as many people as possible operate from a place of power and clarity. In this conversation, we talk about her journey, the practical aspects of spirituality, how she turned a growing Twitter account into a 7 figure following, and much more.  We cover:  -how Idil turned her passion into a profitable pursuit -Idil's early days and how she started her first business -Idil's thoughts on reconciling science and spirituality  -how the Idillionaire brand came to be and how she grew it  -the inspiration for Idil's book, Get Out of Your Own Way  -Idil's wisdom on forgiving yourself, navigating change, and finding your way forward -the importance of avoiding comparison  -and much more! Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB144  

  • 143 Dr. Michael Breus on The Easy Way to Better Sleep

    143 Dr. Michael Breus on The Easy Way to Better Sleep

    05/10/2017 Duración: 50min

    Dr. Michael Breus is the leading authority on sleep in the United States. He is a clinical psychologist and one of 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinctions related to sleep disorders. In this fast paced conversation, I bombard him with my burning questions about sleep, coffee, alcohol, travel, beauty and all of the other random things we all need to understand about sleep and how it affects our bodies.  Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB143

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