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Kim Allen: Adjusting Your Goals As You Go

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Good People, 

This week’s episode of The Truth Prescription brings great conversation and new insights into the future. I speak with Kim Allen, psychic and astrologist. She’s been called the “Human GPS system,” as she helps people figure out where their lives are headed. She’s an old family friend of mine. Let me tell you, from my experience, you really need to listen to this person. 

Throughout our talk, Kim shares her story about how she came to work as a psychic and astrologist, including figuring out her own path, adjusting with reality as she goes. She discusses the importance of identifying your dreams and goals but acknowledging the realities that surround those goals. With this, she’s learned what her personal passions are, who she works best with professionally, and the value of differentiating between reality and non-reality. 

Host: Dr. Seku Gathers

Guest: Kim Allen

Resources:

Kim Allen’s Website

Instagram


Timestamps:

[03:18] Personal Truth: As a child, Kim was told that she could do anything she wants. As an adult, she’s learned that that is just not the truth. No matter how enthusiastic her mom was about it, it’s just not reality. Kim realized that she had to identify her own personal strengths and passions, find a way to combine them and figure out what’s available in that intersection. Without this direction, many people get lost and expect more doors to be open than there are actually are. For Kim, she realized that many doors were closed to her. She believes that there are doors open for everyone, but you still have to approach those doors with reality—the truth—in mind. 

[8:23] Professional Truth: Jodi regularly works with groups of psychics and astrologers. Both of these groups cultivate vastly different cultures: one was very closed off, individualized; the other was very open and provided lively conversations. Through these interactions with these different groups of professionals, Jodi realized that she actually thrives in an open, conversational, “mental” environment. She prefers to work with people who are able to base themselves in reality, defining truths from untruths. 

[21:09] Yes or BS:

  • The Golden State Warriors will win the NBA Championship in 2020?

  • Donald J. Trump will be reelected President?

  • Harriet Tubman will one day be on the $20 bill?

  • The Metro Podcast Studio will have a location in Los Angeles?

  • Kevin Durant will come play for the Knicks?

  • Kim Allen will have her own TV or radio show in the next 5 years?

  • Recreational marijuana will be legalized in New York? New Jersey?

  • 2020 will be a year of ____ for America?

Ep: 56 Adrion Porter: Using Professional Branding Expertise to Create the Best You

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Good People,

Adrion Porter joins us for this week’s episode of The Truth Prescription. Adrion is a brand strategist, speaker, and consultant with a wealth of experience. Prior to starting his own brand strategy and consulting firm (AP & Company), he held top positions at Cartoon Network, HBO and Citigroup. Adrion is also the host of the podcast, GenXAmplified, a personal growth and leadership show that focuses on GenXers who are at a crossroads in their careers.

Adrion shares his personal and professional truths about not taking life for granted, living it to the fullest and the importance of cultivating a vision for your life.

One of my mottos is: One Life to Live. This episode is full of gems on how we can make this one life, the best life

Host: Dr. Seku Gathers

Guest: Adrion Porter


Resources:

Mindset - Carol Dweck

Adrion Porter - Website

Adrion Porter - LinkedIn

@adrionporter - IG

@adrionporter - Twitter

GenXAmplified - Podcast

Time Stamps:

[8:13] Personal Truth: Adrion has a number of truths -  he attributes this to constant growth and evolution; the more we learn, the more the truth reveals itself. He narrows his professional truth down to a recent revelation. Within the past 5 years, he’s experienced a number of large life events, some positive and some marked with sadness. Within a short amount of time, a number of his friends and family members passed away. Those losses taught him the value of ensuring that he takes life seriously and doesn’t take it for granted. He also learned the value of making sure that you become the best of who you are and being good to people.

[20:47] Professional Truth: Adrion talks to us about tuning into his life purpose and the evolution that led to its discovery. He studied marketing in school because he enjoyed it, it was a passion - one that eventually evolved into others. At this stage in his life and in his career, he realizes that he’s always been driven to help people become the best of who they are. As he’s gotten older, he started asking himself “ am I happy? Am I living my purpose? Am I doing what I’m meant to do?” He’s tuned in to his purpose in life, helping others amplify and turn up the volume of their best selves.

[30:15] Adrion breaks down the methodology that he created. It outlines the 5 core areas that he believes are the habits and actions taken by people with powerful brands; whether that's a CEO, parent, community leader, church leader, etc.  It’s someone who, Adrion says “when people think about them, when they’re not around, they have a great feeling. They’re empowered.”

5 Point Roadmap to Career, Professional and Personal Development:

B uild

R efine

A mplify

N uture

D edicate

[41:38] We talk about legacy - how important it is to think about what we leave behind and making sure that we do today is “affecting change that will make an impact when we’re gone.” Adrion points out that we have such an opportunity, now, being in this information/social age. It’s made it possible for us to leave something behind for our generations to come. He talks about how my great-great-great-great grandchildren will be able to tap into these doss of truth and that ability to archive is important to understand, especially when thinking about the intention behind what we put out into the world. It comes down to the question, how can we create value? Adrion says that legacy is all about immediate and lasting value that’s, either, archived in content or in someone’s memory

[51:28] Yes or BS

  1. Monetary wealth is about creating value?

  2. Millennials are smarter than GenXers?

  3. Adrion Porter will not work for a corporation again?

  4. Instagram is the best platform for brand promotion?

  5. Your income is determined by the income of your 5 closest friends?

  6. Adrion Porter uses brand strategy in his role as husband?

  7. Atlanta has more opportunities for people of color than New York?