What can you learn about someone in 12 minutes? If you’re Engel Jones, there may be no limit. Engel hosts the Twelve Minute Convos podcast where he’s interviewed close to 2,000 people in less than two years, focusing in on the qualities that define a unique brand for each and every one. In this episode of Hack the Process Engel will tell us about the mastermind network that inspired him to get started with his podcast, explain how he came up with the questions he uses to structure his shows, and describe the logistics of scheduling and recording over 800 interviews in just 12 weeks.
It’s tempting to focus on our goals and try to push quickly past the intermediate stages as we move from one state to another. But acknowledging those liminal spaces is a necessary part of the process. Jon de Waal is a coach who specializes in helping people learn how to give a name to their endings, respect their transitions, and celebrate their new beginnings. In this episode of Hack the Process Jon will tell us what convinced him to leave a practical career that supported him and his family to pursue an unsure path as a coach, where he found the personal support to build a business and a client base, and how his faith informs the work he does with people of all backgrounds.
When you need a particular book and it doesn’t exist, sometimes you just have to write it yourself. But it takes focus and determination to turn a first book into a career change, especially while bringing up three children. Maria Dismondy took on that challenge, and now she’s an award-winning writer of children’s literature, and has built a publishing company to help other women share their work. In this episode of Hack the Process Maria will tell us what mentors and mastermind groups have taught her about delegating responsibilities, why she continues to invest her time and energy in social networking, and how she structures her routine to get it all done in a few hours a day without sacrificing family time.
From speaking at his high school graduation to running a motivational consulting business, Jay Wong always knew deep down what he was meant to do, once he let go of trying to control the process. Jay’s authentic enthusiasm shines through in this episode of Hack the Process as he discusses meeting his mentors on his Inner Changemaker podcast, how he came up with his focus on legacy over currency, and the importance of applying what you learn, whether it’s a business lesson or the simple lifestyle choices that help keep Jay rested, hydrated, oxygenated, and ready for the next opportunity.
Frank Strona is a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who served on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in 2016. He also runs a private consultancy called MentorSF, where he teaches clients of all generations how to use social media to share their personal stories and advance their career goals. In this episode, Frank will tell us how he capitalized on his experience as sexual health educator and activist when he went back to school later in life, how mentoring continues to play a role in his career, and what nonprofit work has taught him about bringing your own privilege to the table when trying to help someone else with a different background.