We All Suck at Failure: Getting Meta With Geoffrey Colon

This week gets meta as Geoffrey Colon of Microsoft and Kelsey Jones discuss failure as a whole in our society. Why is failure frowned upon when it has lead to the world’s greatest innovations?

We also discussed why the nerds you laughed at in school built the technology you rely on and where our society is going next in terms of innovation and failure.

Geoffrey is on Twitter if you want to talk more.

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Casie Sucks at Thinking it Through

This week, Casie Gillette joins Kelsey Jones to discuss the impulsiveness of home DIY and how not everything has to be a huge endeavor.  While Casie wants to jump headfirst into a project, sometimes there’s an easier way. It doesn’t have to be the “whole enchilada.”

Casie and Kelsey discuss homeownership, electric cars, and how sometimes, the easiest thing is right under our nose.

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Dr. Pete Meyers Doesn’t Have a Sense of Direction

Dr. Pete Meyers (of Moz fame) is terrible at knowing where he is. In this episode of StoryShout, Pete and Kelsey discuss their failures in giving directions, navigating traffic circles (aka roundabouts), and how their brain goes fuzzy when people throw out the terms “east” and “north.” This episode is hilarious, don’t miss it!

Dr. Pete is pretty active on Twitter if you want to ask for directions in Chicago (or, maybe you shouldn’t).

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Sarah Knight Sucks at Not Doing Anything

International best-selling author Sarah Knight isn’t bad at much, which makes sense since she writes anti-self-help books about caring less about what people think and managing anxiety. In this episode of StoryShout, Sarah and Kelsey Jones sit down to discuss the art of being able to do “nothing” and how that factors into anxiety, your home life, and feeling like you accomplished something.

To learn more about Sarah, her podcast, and her books, visit http://nofucksgivenguides.com/

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Amalia Sucks at Getting Stuff Done (aka Procrastinating)

Though Amalia and I just met through a mutual friend to record this episode, we have something in common: we both procrastinate…a lot. Though, as Amalia states, it has never done us wrong.

We have a great conversation about procrastinating that includes:

  • The logic behind procrastinating
  • Why we procrastinate some things and not others
  • How everything seems to always get done anyway
  • How failure and perfectionism plays into procrastinating

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Natalie Sucks at Letting Go of Control

Though she’s better at it now, bestselling author and business coach for women Natalie Sisson joins me on StoryShout to talk about her journey with learning how to delegate better. She shares stories about the times she’s had to let go of control and how that affected not only her but her team.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why not delegating can hold you back
  • When it makes sense to control things, and when it doesn’t
  • How the mental load at home affects women
  • How to split up work more equally with your partner

Listen below, and also consider listening to Natalie’s podcast, Untapped. Don’t forget to follow us on your favorite podcasting platform as well!

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Akvile Sucks at On-The-Spot Rebuttals

Akvile is another friend of mine I met through marketing conferences, and I’m so glad we did. We’ve often referred work to one another and even were in a mastermind together for a year. Akvile is a paid media agency owner and often knows the challenges we face as women in technology, especially digital marketing, which still tends to be male-dominated.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why our brains freeze up when someone says something rude
  • The best rebuttals we wish we’d had said
  • Examples of when we wish we had something good to respond with
  • Stock phrases we can stick in our brains the next time someone is rude, nosy, or sexist

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Casey Sucks at Work/Life Balance

Casey Markee is an SEO expert who now has SEO audits booked up through next year. Somehow, he finds the time to speak at several digital marketing conferences, which is where we met. We bonded over a love of food and being Kansans, and he’s joining me on this episode to discuss a big topic: Work/Life Balance.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why work/life balance is often harder for business owners/entrepreneurs
  • How working from home can contribute negatively to work/life balance
  • The “hustle culture” and how it’s detrimental for most people
  • The importance of scheduling out work and your vacations

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Sarah Sucks at Sleeping

Ever since Sarah was a baby, she’s had trouble sleeping. She’s tried it all; medication, meditation, even working herself to the bone. While some things have worked, like watching Ferriss Bueller every night before she went to sleep, they all seem to stop working eventually.

Sarah and I discuss:

  • The struggles only insomniacs know
  • When to just work and clean when you can’t sleep
  • How our partners adjust to our crazy sleep patterns
  • Why a sleep routine sometimes doesn’t help.

Listen to the episode below. You can also check out Sarah and her husband Austin’s podcast, Will This be On The Test? which covers history and fun facts you didn’t know.

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Mark Sucks at Ignoring Online Arguments

Mark Traphagen and I have known each other for years from the digital marketing conference circuit. In this StoryShout episode, we discuss something that Mark sucks at: not arguing with strangers (and even people he knows) on the internet.

Mark is very active on social, especially Twitter and Facebook. We drill down into:

  • How hard it is to not engage with trolls 
  • When an argument is worth having and when you should just ignore someone
  • How online arguments can affect real-life relationships
  • How to use cues to decode a person’s true meaning behind what they are saying
  • Why it’s so hard to take someone’s word online, especially if it doesn’t seem like they are being nice

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