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The Scratching and Surviving Podcast will serve as a fun place to discuss "Started From The Bottom Now You're Here" and Start-up stories, current events, life, career, all things progress, all while encouraging, influencing, and hopefully making an impact on the world. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving/support

Latest Episodes

Babysitting to the Boardroom w/Cydney Peyton Walton

On this episode I sit down with Cydney Peyton Walton. Cydney is a Marketing Communications executive, in the Virginia/D.C. area. She and I discuss her career journey, having mentors, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, and many other things. This discussion is framed around her talk, “Babysitting to the Boardroom”. Here are the Babysitting to the boardroom 5 points: The Amy Cuddy Effect: Posture makes perfect *Power posing Communication Skills: Arrive prepared but not rehearsed Relentless Optimism: Seeing the bright side in every challenge All the Feels: Empathy as a leadership skill Always be learning: Gaining skills and experience from traditional and unlikely places Connect with Cydney on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/cydneypeytonwalton/ Instagram: @cydneywrites Twitter: @masterlymarcom *I didn’t know when this was recorded, that I would end up hosting an event for Jacqueline Twillie’s book launch, “Don’t leave Money on the Table!”, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Da...

69 MINJUL 29
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Babysitting to the Boardroom w/Cydney Peyton Walton

Worry about yourself!

In this episode, I cover what I think are fundamental core starting points to true success (in relationships, work, etc): Self-Awareness This life is a journey to learn yourself, be honest with what you find out in your discovery process Don’t look at things as good and bad traits...they just are what they are When you find blind spots or gaps, make note of them and begin your process to work on those things Self-Education Once you discover gaps or areas that need improvement (in work, personal relationships, etc), taking your education in your own hands Ways of self-educating: Reading books, taking courses, going to conferences, attending workshops or trainings No one is going to prioritize your learning if you don’t Personal Responsibility/Accountability Yes, there will be times were others are definitely to blame for something, but blaming ultimately gets you nowhere You have control of your response, your reactions, your words, etc...We have more power than we give ourselves c...

17 MINJUL 10
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Worry about yourself!

Conversations with Dad - Father's day edition!

WELCOME TO SEASON 2!!! To kick off season 2 of the Scratching and Surviving podcast, I interview my dad, Marvin Webb, on Father's day, about his journey as a father. He is undeniably the best father in the world! My dad shares his feelings about becoming a father, some of his failures, his proudest parent moments, and his thoughts on being a grandfather, and his advice for other fathers. Enjoy! Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast/id1437088161 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3sJDWNPmUwUMnUhVrH1yHg Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aries-webbwilliams/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast?refid=stpr Google Play Music https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iljjlkhhtbjrgpj62my7h6c2bwe iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-the-scratching-and-30091189/ Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For pod...

39 MINJUN 22
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Conversations with Dad - Father's day edition!

Technology Is Making Me Lazy

This week I talk about how technology is making me lazy; drive thru-banking and online grocery shopping being prime examples. One thing I'm adamant about, is using LinkedIn to expand my network. Never neglecting the importance of face-to-face interactions. Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements I'll be opening up my power networking group course to about 5-10 people that want tochange, rearrange, and upgrade their network. If that is you, shoot me an email, aries@scratchingandsurviving.comand I'll send you more info! Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twit...

19 MINMAR 13
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Technology Is Making Me Lazy

BHM Wins - Free Rides, The Oscars, Hidden Figures, and The Brown Estate

This week I recap some of my Black History month highlights. A few topics this week: Black education and Women in Tech Lyft The Oscars Hidden Figures - NASA The Brown Estate and Delta Airlines Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor...

20 MINMAR 1
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BHM Wins - Free Rides, The Oscars, Hidden Figures, and The Brown Estate

Changing The Narrative w/Veleisa Patton Burrell

This week we are chatting with Veleisa Patton Burrell, who is the founder and CEO of Narrative Evolution, a marketing communications firm that focuses on cultivating authentic messages and helping clients refine their voice. We discuss: The solopreneur life and lessons learned The NEED to have a network that knows YOUR abilities Inclusion and representation in media/communications Hiring a coach!and more... Connect with Veleisa: www.narrativeevolution.com Instagram:@veleisapburrell Twitter:@veleisap Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking even...

57 MINFEB 21
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Changing The Narrative w/Veleisa Patton Burrell

Getcho Mind Right! w/Alisha Woodall, LPC-S, MA

Hey y'all!! This week I have a conversation with Alisha Woodall, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Finding the Foundation. In addition to providing professional counsel, she also speaks on mental health related issues and supervises LPC interns completing their post-graduate internship. Take a listen to our convo about Mental Health and Wellness... (07:30) Difference in types of therapy (10:00) When to go and what type of therapist you need? (18:10) Does your therapist need to look like you? (29:55) What are signs that a friend may need help? (34:40) How has social media effected our mental health? (42:40) Where to start when looking for a therapist? (46:50) How to know if your therapist is a good fit? Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iH...

49 MINFEB 13
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Getcho Mind Right! w/Alisha Woodall, LPC-S, MA

Black History Month! No Fear and No Job!

Happy Black history month!! This week I celebrate Black history by highlighting a few (30) Black history facts (some you may not have known). I also discuss fear, how debilitating it can be, and some ways to overcome it so you can live your best life!!! I reveal in this episode that I am now a solopreneur!! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scr...

53 MINFEB 6
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Black History Month! No Fear and No Job!

Self-Care Starts With Self

Hey y'all!! Let's talk about self-care! It's being discussed more and more, and I'm so glad! We will cover what self-care is, and a few things you can do to start your self-preservation process. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde Contact us! Check out the website,www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter@scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions:aries@scratchingandsurviving.com If you’ve enjoyed this episode,please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving/support

29 MINJAN 30
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Self-Care Starts With Self

Goal Setters

This week we are back from a loooong break. For the start of the new year, I give my 5 tips on goal setting. It doesn't have to be complicated, but you definitely need a plan. #1 Pray/meditate to figure out what the goal is and why you are setting it… (What and why?) #2 Set an end date (When will you accomplish it?) #3 List in order of priority and category #4 Have actions associated with each (How will you accomplish it?) #5 Time block to focus on them - (Take action) Contact us! Check out the website,www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter@scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions:aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode,please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it.This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you! -...

19 MINJAN 20
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Goal Setters

Latest Episodes

Babysitting to the Boardroom w/Cydney Peyton Walton

On this episode I sit down with Cydney Peyton Walton. Cydney is a Marketing Communications executive, in the Virginia/D.C. area. She and I discuss her career journey, having mentors, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, and many other things. This discussion is framed around her talk, “Babysitting to the Boardroom”. Here are the Babysitting to the boardroom 5 points: The Amy Cuddy Effect: Posture makes perfect *Power posing Communication Skills: Arrive prepared but not rehearsed Relentless Optimism: Seeing the bright side in every challenge All the Feels: Empathy as a leadership skill Always be learning: Gaining skills and experience from traditional and unlikely places Connect with Cydney on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/cydneypeytonwalton/ Instagram: @cydneywrites Twitter: @masterlymarcom *I didn’t know when this was recorded, that I would end up hosting an event for Jacqueline Twillie’s book launch, “Don’t leave Money on the Table!”, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Da...

69 MINJUL 29
Comments
Babysitting to the Boardroom w/Cydney Peyton Walton

Worry about yourself!

In this episode, I cover what I think are fundamental core starting points to true success (in relationships, work, etc): Self-Awareness This life is a journey to learn yourself, be honest with what you find out in your discovery process Don’t look at things as good and bad traits...they just are what they are When you find blind spots or gaps, make note of them and begin your process to work on those things Self-Education Once you discover gaps or areas that need improvement (in work, personal relationships, etc), taking your education in your own hands Ways of self-educating: Reading books, taking courses, going to conferences, attending workshops or trainings No one is going to prioritize your learning if you don’t Personal Responsibility/Accountability Yes, there will be times were others are definitely to blame for something, but blaming ultimately gets you nowhere You have control of your response, your reactions, your words, etc...We have more power than we give ourselves c...

17 MINJUL 10
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Worry about yourself!

Conversations with Dad - Father's day edition!

WELCOME TO SEASON 2!!! To kick off season 2 of the Scratching and Surviving podcast, I interview my dad, Marvin Webb, on Father's day, about his journey as a father. He is undeniably the best father in the world! My dad shares his feelings about becoming a father, some of his failures, his proudest parent moments, and his thoughts on being a grandfather, and his advice for other fathers. Enjoy! Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast/id1437088161 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3sJDWNPmUwUMnUhVrH1yHg Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aries-webbwilliams/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast?refid=stpr Google Play Music https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iljjlkhhtbjrgpj62my7h6c2bwe iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-the-scratching-and-30091189/ Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For pod...

39 MINJUN 22
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Conversations with Dad - Father's day edition!

Technology Is Making Me Lazy

This week I talk about how technology is making me lazy; drive thru-banking and online grocery shopping being prime examples. One thing I'm adamant about, is using LinkedIn to expand my network. Never neglecting the importance of face-to-face interactions. Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements I'll be opening up my power networking group course to about 5-10 people that want tochange, rearrange, and upgrade their network. If that is you, shoot me an email, aries@scratchingandsurviving.comand I'll send you more info! Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twit...

19 MINMAR 13
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Technology Is Making Me Lazy

BHM Wins - Free Rides, The Oscars, Hidden Figures, and The Brown Estate

This week I recap some of my Black History month highlights. A few topics this week: Black education and Women in Tech Lyft The Oscars Hidden Figures - NASA The Brown Estate and Delta Airlines Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor...

20 MINMAR 1
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BHM Wins - Free Rides, The Oscars, Hidden Figures, and The Brown Estate

Changing The Narrative w/Veleisa Patton Burrell

This week we are chatting with Veleisa Patton Burrell, who is the founder and CEO of Narrative Evolution, a marketing communications firm that focuses on cultivating authentic messages and helping clients refine their voice. We discuss: The solopreneur life and lessons learned The NEED to have a network that knows YOUR abilities Inclusion and representation in media/communications Hiring a coach!and more... Connect with Veleisa: www.narrativeevolution.com Instagram:@veleisapburrell Twitter:@veleisap Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking even...

57 MINFEB 21
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Changing The Narrative w/Veleisa Patton Burrell

Getcho Mind Right! w/Alisha Woodall, LPC-S, MA

Hey y'all!! This week I have a conversation with Alisha Woodall, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Finding the Foundation. In addition to providing professional counsel, she also speaks on mental health related issues and supervises LPC interns completing their post-graduate internship. Take a listen to our convo about Mental Health and Wellness... (07:30) Difference in types of therapy (10:00) When to go and what type of therapist you need? (18:10) Does your therapist need to look like you? (29:55) What are signs that a friend may need help? (34:40) How has social media effected our mental health? (42:40) Where to start when looking for a therapist? (46:50) How to know if your therapist is a good fit? Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iH...

49 MINFEB 13
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Getcho Mind Right! w/Alisha Woodall, LPC-S, MA

Black History Month! No Fear and No Job!

Happy Black history month!! This week I celebrate Black history by highlighting a few (30) Black history facts (some you may not have known). I also discuss fear, how debilitating it can be, and some ways to overcome it so you can live your best life!!! I reveal in this episode that I am now a solopreneur!! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/supportto find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast. For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen onApple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scr...

53 MINFEB 6
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Black History Month! No Fear and No Job!

Self-Care Starts With Self

Hey y'all!! Let's talk about self-care! It's being discussed more and more, and I'm so glad! We will cover what self-care is, and a few things you can do to start your self-preservation process. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde Contact us! Check out the website,www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter@scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions:aries@scratchingandsurviving.com If you’ve enjoyed this episode,please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving/support

29 MINJAN 30
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Self-Care Starts With Self

Goal Setters

This week we are back from a loooong break. For the start of the new year, I give my 5 tips on goal setting. It doesn't have to be complicated, but you definitely need a plan. #1 Pray/meditate to figure out what the goal is and why you are setting it… (What and why?) #2 Set an end date (When will you accomplish it?) #3 List in order of priority and category #4 Have actions associated with each (How will you accomplish it?) #5 Time block to focus on them - (Take action) Contact us! Check out the website,www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram@scratchingandsurviving Twitter@scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions:aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode,please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it.This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you! -...

19 MINJAN 20
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Goal Setters