Katie Boyd: Owner of Katie Boyd’s Miss Fit Club

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My Goal of the Day: To serve and inspire as many humans a day that I can all while dropping truth bombs.

My Action of the Day: Creation. Whether it is video content that will inspire, a blog that will teach,  a Podcast that will wake people up or music that creates emotion. Creation makes my soul become tangible and palpable.

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? On the days I eat lunch I really love some fresh sashimi with an avocado salad topped with M.C.T. oil. Usually though I cook for myself so a normal lunch to me is 6 oz of grass fed beef with 1 cup of  fermented Kimchi or sauerkraut, maybe a few cups of greens like Brussels sprouts or asparagus. I am so plain but it works for me. Less to think about so I can focus on the big stuff. If I had to choose a lunch spot that makes my tummy happy I would say the Capital Grille. I would get a 6 oz. filet mignon with a wedge salad.

Aryan Rashed: JETSET MIAMI Founder & Owner

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My Tip of the Day: Don’t compare yourself to others – you are uniquely you

What drink do you need to get through the day> Matcha

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? SimplyOrganized – so satisfying and a good reminder not to be attached to things

What should everyone try at least once? Hike up an icy Colorado mountain with chains on your boots – it will building character and in the summer, check out Hanging Lake

Where do you enjoy getting lost? A library

Izabella Steele: Founder & CEO, BellaVita Fitness & Wellness

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My Deed of the Day: Work with the BellaVita community to see what we can do to improve and grow even more.

What do you love most about Your City? The energy there is no place like NYC. There is always something new to do and explore.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Facebook to connect with family overseas. Favorite Insta account is BellaVita!

What should everyone try at least once? A spontaneous unplanned trip. Those are the best because of the lack of expectations.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? Adventures while traveling.

Rhian Horgan: Founder & CEO, Kindur

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My Goal of the Day: Empower baby boomers to retire fearlessly

My Tip of the Day: Listen carefully to your users. We’ve invested in user research and testing from the early days and these customer insights have been incredibly insightful in both clarifying the problem we are trying to solve and prioritizing what we need to do to develop the most intuitive financial platform for those in or nearing retirement.

What should everyone try at least once? User research. It’s amazing what you learn when you dedicate time to listen to your customer. Every new hire at Kindur joins us for user testing during onboarding. It’s the best way to show the impact of what we are building. In fact, for anyone who works on a consumer product, you’ll probably want to try this a lot more than once.

Marshall Grupp: Award-winning sound designer & COO/Partner, Sound Lounge

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My TIp of the Day: Passionately give 100% at whatever you do.

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? A good acai bowl!!!

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? 2 cups of coffee

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Facebook

What should everyone try at least once? For me, it was climbing Mount Kilimangaro. You have to get out of your comfort zone.

Lauren Sooudi: Strategy Director, Pereira & O'Dell

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My Thought of the Day: There is only 100% of me. Some days I will be 70% career and 30% family, other days it will swap. True balance is a myth, so my new definition of success is about the long view of doing my best on both fronts, but never at the same time.

My Deed of the Day: Drafting an email to the expecting mothers in my office to offer advice and perspective on being a working mom in advertising.

What should everyone try at least once? The Bird Box Challenge. Just kidding. As a planner, I’d say everyone would benefit from trying to see things from another perspective. It’s where empathy and understanding begin. And I find it truly fascinating to uncover what beliefs, values and rituals bind people together and motivate their behavior.

Kristin Nelson: Owner, Diva Den Studio

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My Goal of the Day: To work with my team of amazing women to bring joy to others. I couldn’t do it without them. Women are amazing and when we work together and support each other, there is no end to what we can do.

My Tip of the Day: Put yourself on your schedule!  Don’t neglect your health by not taking the time. Schedule yourself each day for a workout, meditation or whatever you need and treat it like an appointment that can’t be broken.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? I drink SPARK every morning. I don’t drink coffee or juice so this is my morning favorite. After that it’s just water all day. If it’s a Friday or Saturday night there will for sure be a glass of wine or cocktail. 🙂

Simone Arcucci: Hotel Manager, Stapleford Park

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My Deed of the Day: To walk around the entire hotel and grounds, to ensure that my team are happy and that our facilities are in an exceptional condition.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? Breakfast is very quick for me; I normally have an espresso and a croissant or some biscuits. However, I enjoy having a good meal for lunch or dinner. My favorite restaurant so far is Joel Robuchon in London

What should everyone try at least once? Becoming a parent and experiencing all the emotions, challenges and joy that a child brings to your life.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? I was born on an island, so definitely by the sea

Charlene Li: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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My Goal of the Day: Help someone thrive with disruption in their life and work.

What do you love most about Your City? I love the diversity of San Francisco. I’m challenged and grow every day from the many differences in age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, professions, and perspectives.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? NPR One. I’m addicted.

What should everyone try at least once? Karaoke

Andrew Kochan: Chef/Owner, Marigold Kitchen

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My Goal of the Day: Giving young chefs a chance to showcase their unique styles and cuisines

My Deed of the Day: Purchasing new and exotic ingredients to play around with so that the whole staff can be familiar with a wide variety of flavors and textures.

What do you love most about Your City? Philadelphia has as much cultural diversity as any other big city,  but the number of restaurants representing those cultures has boomed in the last decade and we have a wide array of amazing restaurants with food and drink from around the globe.

What are you doing at 10:00 AM – Drinking green tea with lemon and ginger and taking a daily inventory of the tasks for the afternoon and evening

Christina Schwefel: Founder, Forme Barre Fitness

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My Goal of the Day? Stay Present

What drink do you need to get through the day? I am a big fan of honey, lemon and ginger hot elixir. I like to drink one or two a day if I can. But I do always start my day with coffee. And sometimes that turns into 3 coffees depending on the day…

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? There are several apps I use every almost day: Waze, Shazam, Uber, InstaCart, Starbucks, NeoU, Dark Sky - Instagram Account: The Dogist

What should everyone try at least once? Transcendental Meditation

Susan Rockefeller: Philanthropist & Founder & EIC, Musings Magazine

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My Action of the Day: Inspire hope through my actions and my work with my digital newsletter, Musings.

My Tip of the Day: Keep moving your body. Make sure to get up, stretch, and walk. The best way to stay healthy is to move.

What do you love most about Your City? I love New York’s architectural beauty andthe amount of clean air and water it has for a city of its size. I also love the diversity of amazing art institutions that it offers, and that it acts as a magnet for global convening.

What are you doing at 7:00 PM – I’m hopefully home! My husband and I often have after work engagements such as art openings or talks at the Council on Foreign Relations, but we always aim to be at our apartment for dinner by 8pm.  

Carole J. Wacey: President & CEO, Women’s City Club of New York

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My Goal of the Day: My goal most days is to do good and have fun. I work with amazing people at Women’s City Club of New York, all of whom are working hard to promote civic engagement and equality in our city, so I am fortunate that I get to do good and have fun every day!

My Tip of the Day: Make a memory (or many) every day—staying present and cherishing moments makes a day worth living!

What are you doing at: 10:00 AM – On a weekday, I am likely meeting with someone at Women’s City Club to discuss partnerships, advocacy, events, strategic planning, communications, or a variety of other topics. The organization was founded by suffragettes over 100 years ago, and today we are moving in a bold new direction to help more women become changemakers in New York City.

David Bloom: GM, the Small & Medium-Sized Businesses Group, Sterling

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My Goal of the Day: Same every day: Make my teams better and my customers happier.

My Deed of the Day: Thank someone. Gratitude when shared spreads happiness. A simple thank you or acknowledgement of good work makes the world (and the office), a better place.

What do you love most about Your City? Before Seattle my family lived for five generations Brooklyn. New York will always be my City and the thing I love most is the subway. In one car you will find billionaires and the homeless; break dancers and mariachis; new immigrants and people whose families have lived in the same neighborhood for generations. And there’s magic that happens when something truly interesting happens and you give someone a knowing smile. Only in New York.

Jayne Dean: Somatic psychotherapist, Marriage/Family therapist, Movement therapist, Play therapist & Spiritual director

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My Goal of the Day: Connect with a higher power, a source bigger than me.

My Tip of the Day: Trust the wisdom of the body. Make time to connect inward, with the deep self and the vast, rich internal world.

What should everyone try at least once?Aerial yoga.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  In the creative process: Whether I am planning a workshop, an aerial yoga/aerial acrobatics class or yoga dance class, I love the twists, turns and discoveries of the creative process and can spend hours in preparation. I find it very nourishing on so many levels.

Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder: Founder, Germinder + Associates

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My Deed of the Day: Make someone smile.

What do you love most about Your City? Everything! It’s the Big Apple, the city of my Long Island girlhood dreams – the city, the sights, the people, the culture, the diversity, the history, and the bright lights. It’s all here, yet I have my special spot that is my home – when I am here and not discovering other places!

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  Wherever there are books. Book stores, libraries, old books, new books, my own book collection. The digital world is my world now too but the smell and sights of books still make my heart sing.  These are my mind calming moments to get lost in. You put the phone aside and your mind breathes. When you are in the PR business that is a good thing!

Noreen Heron: Founder, Heron Agency

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What do you love most about Your City? It’s never dull. There is always a new restaurant or theater opening but I love the classics too like Geja’s Café which we represent.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I would have to say our Heron Agency Instagram! Our logo is red, which represents passion, and all of our images on our account have some pop of red in them. Sometimes we love a photo but if there is no red in it, we reject it. The team rotates who is posting for the day so it is always fun to open it up and see what they select.

What should everyone try at least once? A trip to Burgundy. A day where you never get out of your pajamas. Binge watching Hitchcock films. Rutabaga.

Aaron Cuker: CEO, Cuker Agency

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My Action of the Day:  I try to be really conscious about the small choices I make throughout the day as it relates to waste and consumption.  Things like not using a straw with a drink, using a reusable container instead of a plastic bag, etc. So many single use plastic items end up in our oceans or just make up additional waste.  I try to be really mindful of this.

My Tip of the Day: Success is often at that place just beyond where most people quit.

What do you love most about Your City? I love San Diego.  The weather really inspires you to be active and healthy.  While I work and travel a lot, when I do have free time the beach, mountains, and hiking are right here.  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Evernote helps keep me organized.  I rely on a lot of lists.

Kyle and Liam Alexander: Filmmaking Duo

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Filmmaking duo Kyle and Liam Alexander are working are launching their documentary Stroke of Genius, where they have interviewed people who have overcome life-changing, traumatic medical events. They have documented 9 individuals from New York City, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Seattle. They are hoping to use their online momentum and strategic partnerships to create an Internet based video platform for people to share their own story to enrich the lives of others. 

My Goal of the Day:

    • Liam: Get through 80% of my to do list…

    • Kyle: Make one person smile, since it rhymes with Kyle :)

    • Liam : Wow, I just got so trounced by Kyle’s goal of the day!  Haha, mine is so lame *adds to to-do list “come up with better goal of the day”. 

My Thought of the Day:

    • Liam: Today, this is my thought;  “If you don't say it, it does not exist.  Don't hide it.  Don't play it over in your head.  Have the conversation out loud with the people who matter and do it today! “

    • Kyle: When I wake up in the morning I think about what person I can connect with.  I am sharing and learning something new in this world with each person I connect to.

My Action of the Day:

    • Liam: Gee… my action? I take so many different actions all day long, included but not limited to: talking, walking, writing, organizing, thinking, creating, painting… 

    • Kyle: Everything that there is to accomplish.  Without action, nothing gets done.

Our Pic of the Day:

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What do you love most about Your City?

    • Liam : We are spoiled rotten in NYC!  Literally anything you want is available at any time of the day.  Need a Lion at 12:30am?  No problem.  Whenever I travel I am just reminded of how spoiled we are.  You would not imagine the profound lack of availability of Jamaican beef patties at any hour of the night in other parts of the world. 

    • Kyle: There is something different around every corner, and yet you can find everything you need to live the rest of your life in one neighborhood . Coming from SoCal, I have yet to find good guacamole.  

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

    • Liam: I eat the same thing for breakfast almost every day; egg whites, avocado, jalapeños, and cabbage in a bowl with hot sauce. #breakfastofchampions  I have one main diet rule: when you are by yourself eat ridiculously lean. (veggies, egg whites, cottage cheese, organic trail-mix, apples, no dressings, no sauces) This way when I go out I can eat whatever I want and I don’t have to even think about it. I never experience “food remorse” and never second guess myself at a restaurant or out with friends.  Curly fries!  Burritos!  Hook it up!  Favorite Restaurant: The Cottage in Union Square #IfYouKnowYouKnow 

    • Kyle: Right now, avocado toast with a poached egg on top.  But I make the best pancakes. My all time favorite restaurant is The Little Owl in the West Village. 

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –

Kyle: Waking up and re-checking my to-do’s that day.

Liam: God Bless you Kyle, you will NOT find me up at 6am.  You will find me fast asleep dreaming  

Kyle: That’s probably why I end my day before you!

Liam: LOL 

10:00 AM -

    • Liam: 10am each day we have our #StrokeofGenius morning meeting.  Whether we are in the same room or across the country on a conference call; in a group, or just Kyle and I, we start every meeting the same.  We go around in a circle and each of us share: 

1 -  The most impactful moment in our life from the last 24 hours.

2 - Three things we are grateful for. 

    • Kyle: It changes your thought process and you can actually create possibilities for yourself and others who are engaged with the conversation.  It sets you up for success, and with a to-do list a mile long sending us working into the night we not only need coffee, but the right positive mindset.  Gratefuls and sharing impactfuls have to be one of the best things we have implemented into our work and life. 

    • Liam: Yeah it really grounds us, and also orients us as a team everyday.  Through this practicewe get to know each other better.  This ritual has changed my life.  

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

    • Liam: I don’t really have lunch, mostly I just eat trailmix.  Coast to Coast Trailmix is my go to lunch.  But I read once in this book (I believe was written by Oprah’s assistant) that Oprah never had a meal without someone influential present.   She always took power lunches. That sounds amazing to me.  If I had lunch, I would do that. 

    • Kyle: Liam doesn’t really have lunch, but I venture out because I know the balance of nutrition.  Now, I bring a lunch, like a salad or I try to eat something healthy to give me energy for the rest of the day.   

7:00 PM - 

    • Kyle: Mondays I’m usually starting a game of basketball at 7pm lasting until 9:30pm.  Any other day of the week I am having dinner meetings, drinks, networking, building relationships, Thursday Art Walk in Chelsea, finishing my to-do list for the next day or hosting the organization that I am a part of, “House of Genius”.

    • Liam:  Usually at 7pm I’m returning to the Office/Studio.  I have a routine that I go to the gym in the evening, workout and also meditate, take a steam, and relax.  Its kind of awesome because it completes the day for me.  Then I get back into the office around 8/9pm and I can return to a project with fresh eyes, or work on a new art piece with freedom and ease.   

11:00 PM -

    • Kyle: I try and finish my work by 8pm so I can either reflect on my day and/or set changes for tomorrow.  By 11pm I try and make it a habit to watch a documentary 2 days a week.  Or I will spend my nights catching up with family and friends over a glass of wine before bed.

    • Liam: Maybe on a date… but… usually in the studio.  Actually 10 - 12 is one of my favorite times to work on creative stuff.  I’m usually feeling accomplished and free after a complete day and I’ll just be kicking it in the studio doing whatever. 

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

    • Liam: Seltzer Water! Saratoga Seltzer Water or Vintage is my jam.  I drink it all day and all night.   Also, Cafe Bustelo is life.  A Cafe Bustelo sponsorship would change my life. 

Kyle: 2 cups of coffee in the morning, 1 Chef V green drink or fruit smoothy on my way to     work, 2 cups of tea in the afternoon, and 1 small cup of afternoon jo.  In between, I like to have glasses of water.  I usually end my day with a glass of wine and tea.   

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

    • Liam: According to “Screentime” my most used app is “messages” LOL  Actually, I am extremely watchful of my app usage and phone time, until the new Iphone release I had a parent control app installed on my phone to lock me out of using most apps.  Wait, that’s my favorite app!  Screentime!  On the new Iphone OS, it shows you how much time you use on each app, and allows you to set time limits.  I love that.  Life happens out here, in the world, with people, call me, lets go do something!  I don’t use apps, I have no alerts, I get no notifications, I don’t have facebook installed, time limit on my instagram, my brother Max said it best: when it comes to social media “Don’t scroll, strategic plan your face off!”

    • Kyle: My favorite Apps have to be Headspace and ESPN. My favorite IG accounts - I love spending time on @shareyourstrokeofgenius and engaging with our community. Other than that, I love IG quotes.  

What should everyone try at least once?

    • Kyle: Skydiving. Been 3 times. You don’t even know you are falling, and the feeling when you first leave the plane….I’m going to leave that to you!    

    • Liam: Try everything once, Try everything twice damn it!  People are so scared and people always go to the grave regretting the things they don’t do.  Take that risk, call that person, take the leap.  You will be ok.  In fact, you'll be better for it.  ….and Skydiving OMG +1 Kyle. 

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

    • Kyle: I love getting lost in a new neighborhood, especially when I am late or trying to make a meeting on time.  Why?  Because then I have a story to tell, an honest story, which generally excuses my tardiness and brings a fresh air to the environment in the meeting.  It’s like going on random locations with a date, having no destination in sight, ending up at a supermarket, laughing at spontaneous things about life, all while loving how the night actually ended up. 

    • Liam: I love that Kyle, +1 +1 I’m always lost.  I have a commitment to discovery and living in discovery.  That’s life.  When you’re not lost it’s a surefire sign you’re not challenging yourself.  If you feel like you’ve got everything figured out, take a hint from Kyle and go get yourself lost.