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WOWW Podcast is a bilingual platform, in English & Spanish, that inspires women through weekly life lessons and interviews with female leaders. WOWW Podcast es una plataforma bilingüe, en español e ingles, enfocada en inspirar a mujeres a través de lecciones de la vida y entrevistas con emprendedoras.
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Nov 29, 2017
3 Things I Do When I'm Feeling BlueToday's Words of Wisdom Wednesday episode is about mental health and the importance behind implementing tools that make you feel better or put you in a healthier state-of-mind. As I've mentioned before in previous podcast episodes, depression has been something I've struggled with consistently and only recently have I started to recognize which small changes in my daily routine help influence my mindset. In this episode, I talk about the three things I do when I'm feeling blue in hopes of inspiring others to seek understanding behind their own personal struggles and circumstances. The three things I do are:
  1. Organize my personal space.
  2. Read with Frankie {WOWW Campaign's Chief Motivation Officer AKA my dog}.
  3. Do tasks related to work productivity.
1. Organize my personal space.
Organizing my external surroundings instantly makes my internal world more peaceful. By nature, I'm the type of person that appreciates things being in their place and a sense of cleanliness. In the darkest moments of my depression, I noticed a pattern that was not reflective of who I truly am. I realized that anytime I didn't feel at peace with myself, my home was usually disorganized as well, which has never been a habit of mine. When I started to do things around my house that were parallel with how I actually wanted to feel internally, it was instantaneously satisfying, so I did more of this. And during difficult times, I make a conscious effort to keep things around me in their place, not because it gives me a sense of control, but rather because it brings me happiness and a sense of stability that reminds me of my potential and where I aim to be.
2. Reading with Frankie.
I used to think that I'd read one book and then it'd lead to a permanent state of enlightenment. Not sure what I was thinking, but I know now that's not the case. In fact, I'd crave inspiration when I wasn't reading a book early in the morning or before going to sleep at night, so I began to pay closer attention to the feelings reading would bring me. What I noticed was that I felt "lighter" and more at peace when I was learning and acquiring knowledge in some way. It made me feel like I was moving in a positive direction or simply that I was moving forward, in general. Over time, I learned to be more consistent about my reading habits so I could benefit from the effects this habit had on my mental health. Luckily, I discovered Kindle Unlimited, which I immediately subscribed to in order to read many different books per month and as a result, improve my overall well-being.
3. Doing tasks related to work productivity.
No matter how small the task, I don't allow my depression to knock me out like it once did. It used to show up and I'd be "paralyzed" for days, sometimes weeks. One day, I decided to do something as simple as check my email even though I didn't even have the energy to eat. I felt useful, even for those few moments, but it was a positive feeling that left it's imprint. So the next time I was feeling depressed, I again forced myself to make a phone call or contact a client. Little by little, these small tasks became addicting during these dark periods because it felt better than not doing anything at all. In time, I wanted to do more productive actionable tasks that would lead to an accumulation of an entire workday. Noticing these things required a tremendous amount of self-awareness and vulnerability because it wasn't easy to admit that there was a problem to begin with. These observations became tools and in-time, valuable assets that never expire and have a positive ROI on my business, but on my physical and mental health as well.
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Nov 25, 2017
Así como tenemos temporadas de clima, programas de television y hasta los deportes, lo mismo sucede con nuestras relaciones personales. Hoy, en el podcast, platico sobre el hecho de que aunque algunas amistades o noviazgos se terminen, todo mundo tiene un propósito en nuestra vida y es importante enfocarse en las lecciones y no en el hecho de que se haya terminado la relación. Ya sea por motivos culturales o ego, muchos tememos decir "ya no nos hablamos" o "fíjate que la amistad se acabó." Les quiero recordar que no todos tienen que estar en nuestras vidas para siempre y la mayoría de las cosas son temporales. Lo mismo pasa cuando conocemos a alguien y nos enamoramos. Nunca sabemos si ese amor va ser para toda la vida o si tiene algún otro propósito en nuestra vida; lo importante es aceptar lo que esté sucediendo en el momento con la intención de absorberlo como algo temporal si las circunstancias se dirigen hacia ese camino. Cuando no tenemos presente que la gente es nuestro mejor aprendizaje, perdemos la oportunidad de aprender y crecer cómo individuos y es probable que sigamos atrayendo algo similar en el futuro. Espero que se disfruten el mensaje de este Sábado Sabio en el podcast de WOWW Campaign. Al final de este episodio menciono nuestra nueva estación en Anchor.fm donde comparto distintos mensajes todos los días. Son mensajes breves que duran menos de dos minutos pero la aplicación permite que llamen a la estación {gratis} y pregunten o comenten lo que quieran. Abajo está el link así que espero bajen la aplicación en sus teléfonos!
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Nov 22, 2017
We're All In This TogetherI love talking about relationships and the lessons that various circumstances left behind in my life. Because of this, I decided to write a book titled: 10 Lessons My Exes Left Behind. If you'd like to know when it'll be available on Amazon, sign up to our newsletter using this link. Today's message is about empathy and how realizing that we're more similar than we are different helped me feel compassion and empathy towards ex boyfriends that I once felt didn't deserve any of these emotions from me. In this podcast episode, I talk about how my faith and believing that we all come from the same "Source" influenced my perspective by eliminating hierarchy between personalities and individuals. Realizing that we all feel pain and heartache but maybe show it in different ways allowed me to feel closer to people that I had previously rejected. In no way does this mean that we should allow everyone into our life because of these similarities. Rather, this perspective should serve to help us heal and let go of situations and people by not allowing feelings of anger or remorse to feed our ego. "We are all in this together" is a reminder that we all have our highs and lows and we all make mistakes in different areas of our life. The magnitude of our mistakes don't make one person better than the other. On the contrary, I've learned that many of the experiences and feelings we encounter are inevitable because life is full of suffering. Therefore, these similarities among human beings should support why we should forgive more often, exhibit compassion and remember that we are all in this together.
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Nov 18, 2017
El mensaje de este Sábado Sabio es sobre el emprendimiento y como ser emprendedor no es para todos. El número de mujeres que abren sus propias compañías está aumentando cada año, por lo cual es importante tener estas conversaciones. Gracias a las redes sociales, podemos ponernos al día con nuestros seres queridos y ver los momentos felices que muchos están viviendo. Lo malo de esto es que lo "bueno" es lo único que vemos, haciendo que nuestra perspectiva y realidad gire al rededor de falsas expectativas. Decidí platicar de esto en el podcast porque hay muchos sacrificios y lados oscuros que acompañan el emprendimiento. Antes de tener cualquier éxito, es necesario pasar por momentos difíciles donde los resultados son bajos en comparación de la cantidad de esfuerzo que se deposita en un negocio. Ser emprendedora me ha enseñado muchas cosas y entre ellas, también ha fortalecido mi resiliencia. Vender, ya sea un producto o servicio, es parte de cualquier negocio. Si el rechazo o la palabra 'no' causa que una persona se paralice del miedo, el emprendimiento tal vez no sea el camino adecuado para ese individuo. La cantidad de veces que me han rechazado en comparación con la cantidad de veces que me han dicho "si" es mucho mayor, pero eso no lo vemos en Instagram o Facebook. Aún los grandes programadores y técnicos se encuentran con el dilema de que para que un negocio sea exitoso, se necesita mucho mas que una simple idea. Antes y después de que la idea se vuelva realidad, se deposita mucho tiempo en los sistemas y la planificación. Todo esto no lo ve el público, por lo cual el emprendimiento ha sido sensacionalizado últimamente.  Aunque leamos libros y escuchemos podcasts inspiradores, los pasos que debemos tomar nunca estarán marcados con detalles. El emprendedor es responsable por identificar e ir modificando la trayectoria conforme vayan sucediendo las experiences. Si una persona necesita estructura, el emprendimiento tal vez no sea el camino adecuado para ese individuo. Ser emprendedor no es para todos porque hay muchas piezas que requieren ajustes, paciencia, resiliencia, valor y fuerza. Antes de empezar un negocio, es importante evaluar y ser honestos con nosotros mismos si estas son características que podemos proporcionar.
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Nov 15, 2017
3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is Not For EveryoneAccording to my research {AKA Google Searches}, this week is recognized by many global organizations as "Entrepreneurship Week." Lately, I feel like entrepreneurship has been sensationalized and some of the realities associated with this journey aren't discussed enough, which is why many entrepreneurs suffer in silence. Choosing this path comes with a lot of freedom and yes, making your own schedule is an attractive aspect of entrepreneurship. However, with this kind of freedom comes a plethora of other aspects that are not-so-attractive and often, extremely difficult to get accustomed to. In today's Words of Wisdom Wednesday podcast episode, I'll be highlighting 3 reasons why entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
  1. You have to be detail oriented, but detached from perfectionism.
  2. Rejection shows up on a daily basis.
  3. Most of us are slaves to comparing.
1. You have to be detail-oriented, but detached from perfectionism.
Before I launched the WOWW Campaign podcast, I had to breakup with perfectionism because this was holding me back in more ways than one. When I was creating the podcast, I researched things to-death because I didn't want to create or publish anything that wasn't viewed as "perfect." However, creating a platform from scratch can feel like you're putting together a puzzle. It requires you to keep the big picture in-mind, while training your mind to think on a micro level and bridge the pieces necessary that'll make up the end goal. The attention to detail is constant and necessary if you plan to be successful. But if you're tied to perfection, those details will not only take twice as long to create, they may not even get completed at all. Speed is everything in the beginning stages of a business and if you're not willing to create, adjust and pivot on a regular basis without taking things personal, entrepreneurship is not for you.
2. Rejection shows up on a daily basis.
Whether or not you're selling a tangible product, entrepreneurship always requires a sales component. Sometimes you're selling an idea while other times, you're selling a service no one has purchased. Unless you're Oprah's child or have a last name that's known globally, you'll probably be the only one that's going to have blind faith in your idea. Family and friends not showing the support you thought they would is a form of rejection and yes, it's painful. Potential clients not returning an email or phone call is also a form of rejection. Reality is, rejection shows up on a daily basis when you're an entrepreneur. Today, we live in a world where 'likes' dictate our popularity, which is having a negative impact on the mental state of many people around the world. If you're sensitive to these things or the idea of rejection overwhelms you with fear, entrepreneurship is not for you.
3. Most of us are slaves to comparing.
Social media has made it easy for people to analyze strangers, which has created a vicious cycle of comparing and contrasting. The truth is there will always be someone more successful or more attractive than you. If you have any type of physical insecurity, this can be enhanced due to social media. The same applies for entrepreneurs because competitors also have access to the number of 'followers' and growth a business is experiencing. In order to be successful, we have to stay in our lane and commit to focused productivity. Entrepreneurs can't afford to waste time looking at what their neighbor is doing because not only is it time consuming, it's counterproductive. If you're a slave to comparing in any way, entrepreneurship is not for you.
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Nov 14, 2017
Crystal HuangCrystal Huang is an entrepreneur, wife and mother. Crystal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Prosky: "a one-stop hub for job training and job recruiting." In this interview, Crystal Huang discusses how previous failures with other businesses she started helped her in the long-run. She talks about the value behind making mistakes and embracing the journey you're currently on because it has the power to help you at a later date. Crystal talks about her experience as a mother and how managing various roles simultaneously has also been a learning curve. At the beginning, she mentions that she wasn't as present as she is now, which ultimately made her more productive and focused. Whether she's at work or at home, she now knows how valuable it is to give whatever is in front of you your undivided attention. Crystal's vulnerability and desire to continue learning and evolving as a mother, wife and leader is heard throughout the interview. Crystal Huang is a female leader who isn't afraid to make mistakes, apply the lessons and repeat. Her experiences have place her in unique situations and circumstance in the technology space, an area where women are underrepresented and often struggling to be heard. However, this hasn't prevented Crystal from exploring new opportunities and shifting her perspective in order achieve her personal and professional goals. This podcast interview with Crystal Huang is sure to motivate, inspire and encourage you to look at less-than-great circumstances with a fresh perspective.
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Nov 11, 2017
El mensaje de hoy es sobre la felicidad y específicamente cómo nuestra felicidad interna afecta la dinámica de nuestras relaciones. Ser feliz uno mismo es ser feliz con sus circunstancias y tener fe de que uno esta siendo dirigido hacia un mejor camino. Cuando uno es feliz solo, no es dependiente de gente o cosas externas para que nos den lo que solo nosotros podemos proveer. Una de las lecciones mas grandes que he aprendido gracias a mis relaciones personales es sobre la felicidad y como no sentirlo me hizo dependiente de mi pareja. En una relación, los papeles a veces cambian porque en momentos, nuestra pareja tal vez necesite que nosotros seamos un rayo de positivismo o esperanza. Pero si siempre somos dependientes de otra persona para sentir felicidad, nuestras reacciones no van a ser positivas cuando ellos entran en un estado de negatividad. Esta es una de las razones porque es importante tomar inventario de nuestras emociones internas para poder estar más presentes en nuestras relaciones. Otro beneficio que trae la felicidad individual es que también nos trae claridad. Entre más feliz somos solos, mas claro tenemos que es lo que nos motiva, inspira y hace reaccionar. Al conocer a una persona que podría ser nuestra pareja, podemos aceptar la relación y también la persona por lo que es sin esperar algo que tal vez no son capaces de dar. Muchas veces, las personas no nos pueden dar lo que nosotros necesitamos pero por dependencia y miedo a la instabilidad, toleramos más de lo que deberíamos. Ser feliz uno solo nos quita el miedo a la soledad y esto hace que también establezcamos limites que ayudan para mantener el equilibrio emocional. Espero que el mensaje de este #SábadoSabio los inspire a evaluar como están tomando responsabilidad sobre su propia felicidad. Es importante que tomemos decisiones en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas que nos sirva para seguir desarrollándonos no solo como personas, pero también como compañeros.
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Nov 10, 2017
Debbie MillmanDebbie Millman is a writer, designer, artist and host of the Design Matters Podcast. Debbie has worked with international brands such as: Pepsi, Burger King, Star Wars and Colgate. She's been recognized internationally for her work as a designer and also, as a podcast creator and host. In this interview with Debbie Millman, you'll hear her share her thoughts about various topics related to depression, accolades, creativity, inspiration, and behavioral psychology. Debbie opens up about her own journey with depression and the long-term mentality that was required of her in order to navigate the recovery process. We also discuss various transitions and shifts in mentality that have taken place over time due to various experiences. She mentions that although she now has the accolades and accomplishments she has always envisioned and worked towards, Debbie believes that acquiring these things earlier in life would not have been good for her ego. Debbie Millman has been interviewing individuals from various industries on the Design Matters Podcast and continues to be driven by understanding human behavior. During our conversation, she discusses her fascination behind people's behavior, motives and stories. Finding her passion has not only allowed her to continue applying her creativity, but it has also allowed Debbie to inspire many people around the world by sharing others' stories. Debbie Millman's life experiences have left behind a plethora of wisdom, providing inspiration for any individual willing to embrace the gifts that accompany self-awareness.
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Nov 8, 2017
Everyone Has A Place In Your LifeBy nature, I'd define myself as an "intense" person because I'm passionate about topics and my love towards certain conversations isn't forced. This trait naturally translates into my personal life because my relationships with people carry a lot of weight since allowing someone into my space isn't the easiest task. Although I'm fascinated by human beings and the complexity of our emotional and mental state, who I spend my free time is a different story. I don't have a lot of free time, therefore, where it's allocated and how it's dispersed is strategically calculated. I used to think that everyone in our life had to occupy the place of "BFF." However, life and time have taught me that individuals vary for a reason and therefore, it's normal that our dynamic with people vary as well. Everyone isn't meant to be our best friend or love of our life. In fact, many people are here for the sole purpose of teaching us lessons and exposing us to new ways of thinking. Some people are here to open our hearts, even after they've been broken. The point is, everyone has a place in your life. The reason some people only stay for a season remains a mystery, but always has a purpose, which is why we should be grateful for the experiences we're a part of with these people. In this episode of Words of Wisdom Wednesday, I talk about how I've learned to accept the different types of relationships into my life. Looking back on my friendships, they were what I needed at the time even though some of them may have transformed into something different that now feels foreign. As people, we're constantly changing, so it's only normal that the relationships in our life evolve as well. When a relationship ends, look for the lessons because they're always there, waiting to be discovered. Often time, there's shame associated with the end of a relationship or friendship because we're afraid that others may think we're not worthy or flawed in some way. In order to embrace the lessons that arise from these situations, we must first let go of the need to please other people and accept that regardless of circumstances, people will always have an opinion about situations unrelated to them. By releasing the shame, we open ourselves to the possibility of self-awareness, enlightenment, fresh perspectives, and a yearning for personal development.
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Nov 6, 2017
Nicole QuinnI first discovered Nicole Quinn on Apple's show, Planet of the Apps. Nicole is a woman in tech and one of the few women that's also in the venture capitalist space. In this interview, Nicole Quinn shares the journey that led to her current position as a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, why she's passionate about entrepreneurship, where her passion stems from, and the various lessons she's learned along the way. Regardless of the business idea, Nicole mentions how important it is to invest in the people that create these businesses. She goes into detail about the significance behind personality traits that reflect resilience and how this can determine whether or not they're likely to succeed. Nicole believes in entrepreneurs that are determined to find solutions and strategies that are consistently forward-looking. We discuss why financial investments don't guarantee success and how we should learn from those that have paved the way before us. Nicole also talks about the positive impact meditation has had on her life and overall daily routine. Meditation keeps her focused, which is essential due to the demands of her career. Aside from appearing on Planet of the Apps, Nicole worked on the IPOs for Facebook, Groupon and Pandora. She is now responsible for managing her current investments with  companies such as: Cheddar, Hungry Root, Mend and Zola Wedding Registry. Enjoy this inspiring interview with Nicole Quinn and please leave your comments and reviews in the 'comments' section of this post on www.WOWWcampaign.com
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Nov 4, 2017
Cómo muchos sabrán, estoy escribiendo un libro sobre las lecciones que dejaron mis ex novios. Más que todo, será un libro sore lo que aprendí de mis relaciones porque creo que de todas las situaciones, algo podemos aprender y aplicar en nuestro desarrollo personal. Una de las cosas que aprendí tiene que ver con el tema de hoy: cómo peleas es importante. Todo ser humano reacciona bajo distintas circunstancias y muchas veces es inevitable. Es lo que nos hace totalmente diferente y una de las razones por la cual las emociones y sentimientos son tan complejas y muchas veces, inexplicables. El hecho de que exista una discusión o mal entendido no es el fin de muchas relaciones. Lo que termina de acabar la relación son los hechos y palabras que se utilizan en un conflicto. Ofendemos y herimos a las personas sin darnos cuenta que nuestro ego es lo que está dirigiendo la trayectoria de la dinámica entre nosotros y nuestra pareja. Mi experiencia me ha enseñado que es muy importante observar cómo pelea una persona. Prefiero a una pareja que se enoje pero sepa pedir perdón cuando es necesario. El hecho de que se moleste no es lo que me impacta sino que la mentalidad que tiene después de que haya terminado la discusión. Es un individuo que naturalmente busca soluciones? Es una persona que quiere aprender constantemente? O es una persona que solo conoce el papel de víctima y jamas admite estar equivocado? En estas situaciones, no importa el nivel socioeconómico, educación, o nacionalidad, porque todos vareamos drásticamente en personalidad. Una de las observaciones que he hecho es como reaccionan las personas en trafico. Cuando alguien tiene razón de estar molesto, es fácil justificar cualquier enojo. Pero se han dado cuenta cómo reaccionan otras personas cuando se equivocaron con algo? Muchos siguen justificando su enojo cuando están siendo reprochados. En vez de pedir disculpas o demostrar humildad, prefieren seguir peleando aunque no tengan la razón. Por esto y más es que es importante tener el mensaje de hoy en mente: cómo peleas es importante. El libro sobre las lecciones que dejaron mis exes estará en venta por Amazon. Si quieren ser notificados cuando esté disponible el libro, por favor suscríbase a nuestra hoja electrónica informativa usando este link.
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Nov 3, 2017
Elizabeth Tiglao-Guss Elizabeth Tiglao-Guss is the Founder of Link of Hearts. She was one of the first people I discovered on social media whose business was centered around mental health. Elizabeth speaks openly about her journey with depression and how that's played a role at different stages in her life. In this interview, you'll hear us discuss how shame and limiting beliefs often determines how we communicate with other people about what it is that we are experiencing. Now that Elizabeth is aware of the depressive episodes, she implements the tools necessary she's acquired throughout her life in order to navigate through the difficult moments. In this episode, we go into detail about what it looks like to live with depression and how that affects an entrepreneurs daily routine. As an entrepreneur, it's important that you are self-motivated and passionate about your work in order to move past challenging circumstances that have the ability to slow you down. Elizabeth and I talk about how we handle hardships now compared to how it was handled before we knew how to embrace or recognize these moments for what they were. This interview is sure to inspire you in more ways than one as well as raise awareness for mental health topics. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please seek support because it's an illness that requires a network of people that are willing and able to provide guidance and unconditional love. All links to things referenced in this interview will be listed below as well. Please let us know in the comments of this post on www.WOWWcampaign.com if this conversation inspired or helped you in any way.
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Nov 1, 2017
Your Reflection May Blind Some PeopleToday's Words of Wisdom Wednesday podcast episode is about the reactions we receive from people as a result of taking action in our own life. Although your intentions may be in a good place, which includes celebrating vulnerability and courage, people around you may not celebrate those triumphs in the way you expect them to. This happens because your reflection may blind some people and also serve as a mirror to show them what they have not been able to accomplish. I've had ex boyfriends and friends that became annoyed whenever I was friendly towards a stranger. Initiating a conversation would be frowned upon and sometimes followed by a passive aggressive comment referencing my desire to want to connect with people. Initially, I took this as unwarranted criticism that I saw to be completely unnecessary. As a result, I'd become defensive towards the individual that would reject my innate personality traits. However, as time and life have shown up, I've learned that people often react due to their internal environment, not yours. Engaging with strangers, starting a business, leaving a relationship, all of these things require some type of courage and vulnerability; two traits that many wish they had, but can't figure out how to acquire. Therefore, many of the things we decide to do in our own life serves as a reflection for others and that itself, is enough to blind a village. I mention these experiences in today's podcast episode because it's important for us to be realistic about the expectations we have for other people so that when we begin our own journey, we're not filled with a plethora of disappointments. The things you do in your life and the courageous actions you choose to embark on may not only blind some people, but also serve as a reminder of what they're incapable of doing. This is easier said than done, but displaying empathy and compassion in these scenarios makes all of the difference. This doesn't mean we turn a blind-eye and accept verbal or emotional abuse, rather we should become aware of the reality and create separation so that our emotions and feelings aren't inundated with external chatter that in the end, has nothing to do with us.
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