S5 | E13 - SPECIAL: Why Are We Shutting Down Idea Lemon? +Rajiv & Martin

4 1/2 years ago we decided to create a networking platform to meet interesting people, have authentic conversations, and learn new information. That platform was Idea Lemon. What started as networking events evolved into personal brand workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, a blog, a podcast, an online course, and more. Now it's time we say goodbye to Idea Lemon.

In this Season 5 finale, we tell all and explain why we're closing Idea Lemon (but still continuing the podcast).

(NOTE: This is the last episode which will be posted to idealemon.com. All future episodes will be hosted at www.discoveryourinnerawesome.com)

S5 | E11: What Makes A Strong Collaboration?

From music to business, to everything in between, some of the greatest and most creative work is accomplished in collaboration. This week, sales expert and Speaker Jeff Davis joins us to explore the ins and outs of what it takes to work together.

We explore:

+Why no one wants to steal your idea
+Collaborations in hip hop versus other music genres
+Finding what unique skill or style you bring to the table
+Creating a culture of Togetherness
+Identifying a decision-maker
+Asking ‘What’s the objective?’ in a group setting
+The Zappos open concept office layout
+The problem with consensus-driven decisions
+How strong leaders act during meetings
+The Occupy Wall Street movement
+Organizational bottlenecks
+Technology’s impact on collaboration

Find Jeff online:

Twitter @Jeff_Davis2


Simon Sinek - Leaders Eat Last —   https://amzn.com/B00G3L0ZTQ 

Kanye West - Crack Music — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSH72Jw8QE
Eminem - Without Me — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkUvmDQ3HY 

Season 5 Theme Song:

cLOUD9 - After Party — available at www.chicagoloud9.com

S5 | E10: How Do You Redefine Yourself? +Ravi Rao

Taking on a new phase of your career oftentimes involves redefining yourself. This week we sit down with someone who has made redefinition part of his DNA. Doctor turned consultant turned speaker turned aspiring actor and screenwriter Ravi Rao joins us to discuss the nuances of finding what’s next.

We explore:

+Ravi’s journey redefining himself 3 times

+Living up to other’s expectations

+How significantly emotional events shake up complacency

+Changing people’s perception of you

+The shift in creativity from childhood to adulthood

+Improv comedy’s direction to pull from your real life to create a new identity

+Finding your character’s motivation

+Paying attention to the positive interactions in your life

+The real meaning of passion

+Our tendency to look at what we lose if we make a change

+Selling yourself short

+How fear creates irrational decision-making

+Fighting through first impressions

+How we make decisions based on what we see around us

+Breaking cultural expectations

+How not being your authentic self makes you feel


Find Ravi online:

Twitter and Instagram @RaviActorWriter


Season 5 Theme Song:

cLOUD9 - After Party-- available at www.chicagoloud9.com