Episode 382 | Christina Aldan - Fiercely Grateful

Developer On Fire show

Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Christina Aldan talks with Dave Rael about branding, confidence, understanding why, lifestyle, and controlling what you can control </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over 12 years of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to find unique strategies that ensure their advertising goals are met. Christina builds connections through her keynote addresses, training workshops, and technological education. She uses these tools to help individuals and businesses cultivate value in everyday media. She has presented trainings for the Microsoft MVP community and tech conferences worldwide. She is the co-founder for The FierceWomen Project.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Christina Aldan</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's connection with design and figuring out what we're really delivering</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The power of asking why to deliver real value - means vs ends</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Branding, advertising, and marketing</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - We're better with people than we think</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's journey to being a confident speaker and continuing struggles with irmpostor syndrome</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's interest in female entrepreneurs and technologists</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Integration of work and life and improving interactions</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's story of failure - working without an agreement</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's lifestyle</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Christina's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Christina</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.lgdesigns.co/" target="_blank">LG Designs - Christina's Business</a></li> <li><a href="http://iamagoodmix.com/tedx-talk/" target="_blank">Christina - TEDx Speaker</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-369-jay-harris-user-first" target="_blank">Jay Harris on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.annarborgivecamp.org/" target="_blank">Ann Arbor GiveCamp</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_Whys" target="_blank">The 5 Whys</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin" target="_blank">Beginner's Mind</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1590308492/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice - Shunryu Suzuki</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Potato_Head" target="_blank">Mr. Potato Head</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle" target="_blank">Pareto Principle</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome" target="_blank">Impostor Syndrome</a></li> <li><a href="http://fiercewomenproject.com/" target="_blank">The Fierce Women Project</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jgboccella" target="_blank">J.G. Boccella</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bringyourstrength.com/" target="_blank">Bring Your Strength</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-366-heather-wilde-natural-leader" target="_blank">Heather Wilde on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hsieh" target="_blank">Tony Hsieh</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-166-jonathan-mills-you-are-not-alone" target="_blank">Jon Mills on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jeffreystrauss" target="_blank">Jeff Strauss</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Christina's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307887898/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0974320625/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Travis Bradberry</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1936661837/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business - Gino Wickman</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Christina's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Ask pointed questions to understand the why</li> <li>Pick up the phone</li> <li>Look first at yourself in identifying problems and improving your situation</li> </ol> </div> </div>