The First-Gen Lounge
Spring 2022: Session 203 (Celebrating 5 Years and Happy Birthday with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
It's THAT special session that happens once a year. At this point... it's been 5 years, 312 weeks, 2192 days, and 52,623 hours. Over 200 episodes, more than 100 guests, close to 100 countries, and 100k downloads later… We're celebrating my 5th podcast anniversary and another circle around the sun (as in my birthday). I'm incredibly thrilled, even more excited to share some pretty awesome news, and, of course, a drop a gem or two. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/203. Join the movement: www.evehudsonphd.com/movement.
Spring 2022: Session 202 (History Notes: Grieving the Loss of A Mentor with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
After going on and on about how being first-generation in a BGLO has changed my life, exactly one week since J13, the National President for my sorority transitioned. While I was already planning for today to be a show pulled from the archives, it was crystal clear to me which one it needed to be. It's even more interesting that, at the time of this airing, it's just six days shy of a year from its original release. It feels like a reminder that we always have what we need to continue to press forward.Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, and we find ourselves suddenly lost. What we can’t see, in the blurriness of our pain, is that a true mentor never really dies. Their work lives on in us. Check out the full session notes:www.evehudsonphd.com/202Join the Movement: www.evehudsonphd.com/movement
Spring 2022: Session 201 (How Being First-Generation in a BGLO has Changed My Life with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
I’ve been wanting to do a show about being a Black Greek for years. I never really got around to it because, if I’m for real, I hadn’t fully grasped how I wanted to approach it.When I realized that this year’s founders' day actually fell on a Thursday in 20 TWENTY-TWO, the 10NINEth year of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., I just haadddd to finally make it happen.While there are several angles that I considered, I thought I’d start this conversation focusing on how being first-generation and a member of a Black Greek-letter organization (BGLO) has changed my life. Warning: I'm heavy on the Delta Sigma Theta this in one, but... in my defense... it's J13. (And, so you know now, I've been rounding up a Divine Nine First-Gen Squad because this is just the start of a series of conversations to come.) Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/201. Join the Movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/.
Spring 2022: Session 200 (Why Some People Will Never Be Successful with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
We're making history today with the shortest session of the show that's ever aired! What's even more interesting is what we're talking about... success. People look to other things and people to tell them how to be successful. People look to other things and people to tell them how to be successful—wake up at 5 am, work out an hour a day, practice self-care, eat whole food, max out your investments. Don’t get me wrong, considering different perspectives and being exposed to new ideas is good. Yet, you have to let go of other people’s success for your own. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/200. Join the Movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/. Make History with Us: www.thefirstgenshop.com.
Fall 2021: Session 199 (Being Enlightened Through the Ups and Downs with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
2021 was, without a doubt, a year full of ups and downs. But looking back at what I accomplished and what you helped me achieve, I can confidently say that despite the lows, this year was just full of blessings. So, thank you. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine, and one of the things she mentioned that really stuck with me was milestones. Like, what are some of the wins from this year that would be worth sharing with the audience? Now, talking about wins is one thing, but my worry was, what if people perceive that as bragging? I admit I wasn't comfortable with that, but then I thought to myself, what do I have to lose? No matter what I do, everybody will still have an opinion about it. And bragging will always be bragging for whoever thinks it's bragging. So, I'll just do it.Every year I try to round up and highlight the top sessions for the year based on download numbers. However, in the spirit of innovation, this year will be a little different. Instead of the top shows from this year, I'll go a step further and talk about my wins as well as the things I should have done better this year. So, we'll have the 9 top shows, the 9 things I should have done better, and the 9 notable wins from 2021. In total, the 27 moments of reflection.Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/199. Join the Movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/. Make History with Us: www.thefirstgenshop.com.
Fall 2021: Session 198 (How I Nearly Quadrupled My Revenue with Dr. Eve)
There’s a lot of advice out there on how to double or even triple your revenue. And to be honest, I feel like I’ve consumed it all. I’ve taken courses, attended conferences, read books, and obsessively analyzed my income reports; however, nothing beats trying things out yourself and learning from your experiences. And it all starts with having a plan. Business revenue will not increase without a plan to identify the desired outcome and the processes necessary to achieve it.My business almost quadrupled its annual revenue in 2021. And it wasn’t an accident, neither was it a fluke. It was a tactfully crafted plan combined with a fierce dedication to execution and setting boundaries. Nonetheless, it first required a shift in thinking and the understanding that my business is worth more than most people assume. 2021 has taught me that potential clients will never take a business seriously until the entrepreneur understands the value they bring to the table.Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/198. Join the Movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/. Make History with Us: www.thefirstgenshop.com.
Fall 2021: Session 197 (Why You Shouldn't Be Scared of Entrepreneurship with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
The more I talk to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially as I'm getting ready to re-launch my business development program, I hear folks mention that they're scared. I can understand fear is normal when we're facing anything that's unfamiliar. For me, I wasn't scared when I started. I'm about 99% sure that is because I loved speaking, and I didn't see what I was doing as entrepreneurship. (More about that in the show.) Anywho... I'll tell anyone who'll listen that while being a business owner the most challenging thing I've ever done, it's also one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I think if you're interested, especially as someone who is first-generation and looking to build wealth, it's something certainly worth experiencing. So, let's talk about why you shouldn't be scared to pursue entrepreneurship. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/196. Join the Movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/. Make History with Us: www.thefirstgenshop.com.
Fall 2021: Session 196 (Don't Miss the Moments with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)
More often than not, life offers us beauty, experiences, and uniqueness that we miss. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you overlook the little things—so many moments that’ll never happen again. What in your life are you missing out on because you're not paying attention? Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/196. Join the movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/. Make history with us: www.thefirstgenshop.com.
Fall 2021: Session 195 (Why You Need to Keep Learning If You Want Lifelong Success with April Tillet)
We are all born with an innate desire to learn. Kids go from discovering their toes, gripping, kicking, crawling, and before you know it, it's time to run. Children are like sponges for information--always anxious to learn new activities and how best to do them. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, we stop learning more than what is required of us. We begin to evade the challenges that don't fit our current skill sets and instead focus on the ones that show off our strengths. It doesn't matter how intelligent a person is; there is always room to learn more. The moment a person assumes they already know enough, that's the moment they stop growing. If you were to analyze the most successful people in the world today, the one thing that rings true for all of them is they are always learning—learning forms the core of most people's success. Don't fear it; embrace it. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/11/195. Join the movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/