Today’s Show Recap
Thanks for listening to Makin’ It. On this week’s episode, on Show Buzz, Tommy, Todd and Brittany take a look at “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” On The Fix, they discuss Uber and its recent sexual harassment claims. Also this week, Tommy tackles impostor syndrome in The Doubt Whisperer. Finally, on Makin’ It or Breakin’ it, the gang poses the question: Do most people love or hate their jobs? Let us know what you think of the show in the comments section at the bottom of the page!
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Tommy, Todd and Brittany start the show with Show Buzz, and this week they take a look at the show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” While consistently mocked for being talentless, the Kardashians have a strong business acumen that has kept them in the spotlight, making them incredibly successful and an example people can learn from.
Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian family, is known for being the brains behind the group and making her children millionaires because she knows how to market. But the most famous of the clan is Kim. Having started out on a reality show with Paris Hilton, Kim became a student to what it takes to be famous and how to be a celebrity. About eight months after her appearance, a sex tape involving Kim was leaked, rocketing her into fame. And she has handled her fame well, having been through a lot without any massive breakdowns.
But where truly Kim excels is that she is famous for being famous. And, in order to achieve this, a person has to fake their fame until they become famous, acting like an intangible essence that other people aspire to emulate. However, one cannot be talentless in order to maintain fame for so long. Kim knows how to brand herself as well as how to get exposure and then leverage it. What do you think of the Kardashians? What do you think of how Kim Kardashian maintains her fame and her brand? Let us know in the comments section.
OMG Fact of the Week:
Abraham Lincoln’s corpse has been buried, exhumed, inspected and reburied at least seven times.
In the next edition of The Fix, Tommy, Todd and Brittany discuss the recent Uber sexual harassment claims. Recently, Susan Fowler, a former Uber driver, wrote a blog detailing her experience working with Uber. She claims she was sexually harassed by her boss and, when confronted its Human Resources department, she was told to either find another team or face a poor evaluation from her boss on her team who harassed her. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is currently having the situation investigated.
However, Uber doesn’t exactly have the best reputation for treating customers with respect. Across the globe, there have been claims of drivers raping passengers, drivers hitting pedestrians, kidnapping and imposter drivers. Moreover, Kalanick is known for his hot temper. With this kind of reputation, it is easy to assume that Uber is capable of allowing poor conduct among its employees. Conversely, Uber and Kalanick are evaluated at more than $66 billion, which makes them both targets for civil claims.
Despite the claims, in the case of sexual harassment, it is best to not engage at all. However, for many, the line of what constitutes sexual harassment is blurred and needs to be clearly defined. What do you think of the claims against Uber? What is your definition of sexual harassment? Let us know in the comments section.
The Doubt Whisperer:
Do you have difficulty making decisions? Do you sometimes feel as if you have little control over your own life? You may be suffering from impostor syndrome, also known as impostor phenomenon. This condition can be described as the experience of feeling like a fraud despite having achieved success is typically characterized by self-doubt, extreme criticism of one’s own performance and anxiety resulting from the fear that others may realize you are not actually as successful as you may appear. Studies of people in professional careers have shown that people who suffer from impostor syndrome are often afflicted with this syndrome from an early age. It could be from overly strict or ambivalent parenting, extreme religious views or even unhealthy peer relationships.
The first step to health is to recognize and understand the unconscious and unhealthy beliefs that have developed, often in childhood, and realize how these beliefs have affected you as an adult. With this recognition, you are then in a position to start discarding these false and damaging beliefs as they surface while adopting true or positive beliefs. For more great content on overcoming doubt and winning in life, insights, inspiration and products, go to tommyrunfola.com
Makin’ It or Breakin’ It:
Finally, Tommy, Todd and Brittany end the show with the Makin’ It or Breakin’ It segment. This week they ask the question: Do most people love or hate their jobs? When polled, 70 percent of people said they hate their jobs. They claim to be over-managed, aren’t challenged, have no room for advancement or their personal values don’t match those of the company. However, most people have anxiety when it comes to their jobs because they are afraid of losing them due to a boss situation, not the economy.
Why do people stay in job situations they hate? Simply stated, people want to ensure they pay their bills. Moreover, employers pay people enough to stay, and people do just enough not to be fired. But this becomes a drone-like lifestyle.
The trick is to find something you love to do. And, this can be done from within a company. People who love what they do, have autonomy at their jobs and work within their skill-sets are called “intrapreneurs.” They have entrepreneur mindsets and like what they do within their companies. Intrapreneurs are great employees to have. Do you love or hate your job? What would make you love your job aside from more money? What is standing in your way of finding the job you would love to have? Let us know in the comments section.
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