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Member Spotlight: Hilary Rainey

Each month YPSLC will turn the spotlight on a member who is making an impact in their professional field, YPSLC, and the community. These members exemplify the mission of YPSLC.  The YPSLC leadership nominates a new member to be spotlighted each month. If you are interested in nominating a member for the spotlight, please email admin@ypslc.com

Hilary Rainey

Hilary is originally from Michigan but moved here from New York City a little over   year and a half ago.  She works at the United Way of Salt Lake as a Partnership Director and oversees health and child literacy initiatives regionally. She serves on the Board at her alma mater in Chicago and is a member of the Young Leaders Giving Circle with the United Way of Salt Lake.

Hilary has been involved in the fitness industry in one way or another for the past 8 years and has been a spin instructor for most of that time. After recovering from a major surgery she decided to get back on the bike and started teaching at Rideologie in Sugar House. She is grateful for her flexible work schedule at UWSL and Rideologie’s amazing owner Ali Babcock and team of instructors who make for a welcoming and flexible side hustle! Show up and ride with Hilary or any of the other amazing instructors! Your first class is free at Rideologie.com
 

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Local Legend: Lindsay LaPaugh

Whether you are new to Salt Lake City or been around the town for awhile, it feels good to be connected. We introduced the Local Legend series in our June 2017 newsletter. Our idea of a local legend is a person who has had great impact on Salt Lake City. This person is not only well connected around the town but also has the inside scoop and does their part to positively impact the community.

We are honored to name Lindsay LaPaugh as our October Local Legend. Lindsay is known around the town as The Wellness Gypsy. She is a holistic health coach who is passionate about living a life that feeds ones soul. She is also co-owner of Salt Lake Elevated. Salt Lake Elevated is a gym with the mission to service the diverse Salt Lake population by providing education in comprehensive health, with a holistic approach. Salt Lake Elevated prides themselves  in giving back to the community and creating opportunities for all individuals to participate in creating a harmonious community while improving their health.

We asked Lindsay a few questions to gain insight into her Salt Lake City experience. 

1. How long have you lived in Salt Lake City? 6 years

2. Describe how what you do makes Salt Lake City great (self-promotion encouraged): I have the honor of working very closely with my clients. As a holistic nutritionist at The Wellness Gypsy and co-owner of Salt Lake Elevated fitness studio I get to help people with their workouts, and I go into their homes to teach them how to cook easy and tasty recipes.

The work I do in both business is personal, and intimate. Through a Wellness Gypsy holistic nutrition program they get connected to their true, authentic self and learn to let go of what society expects them to be or do. My philosophy as a holistic nutritionist is 80% Clean Eating, 20% Sh*t happens, so I help people understand that you can live a healthy lifestyle and have your cake(or pizza) and eat it too! Fitness gives them the confidence, holistic nutrition gives them their glow and overtime, when a client does the work, this has a ripple effect on their whole life and they become better friends, moms, dads, lovers, employees and productive members of our community. 

3. Describe your experience getting a business started in Salt Lake City: When I started my first business, Wellness Gypsy, I had so much support. I knew a variety of small business owners and everyone was willing to meet and offer advice or even just listen when I need to talk things out. Salt Lake City is passionate and loves supporting small businesses and I felt that right away. I’ve always collaborated with other businesses and it’s felt like we were all in this together versus against each other. 

4. Describe Salt Lake's healthy living/fitness scene:  When I first started has a holistic health coach four years ago most people didn't know what that meant. They would look at me confused and expected me to sell them essential oils. In the last 1-2 years I’ve noticed a shift. People are understanding it isn’t just about working out. It’s not just about a number on the scale. Its about being passionate about your life, loving the job that you have, being involved in heathy relationships(romantic and friendships), and learning how to handle stress that everyone has to deal with in their life. At Salt Lake Elevated we help our members understand how important self-care is and how important it is to truly love and accept your body where it is, in this moment. If you’re working out everyday but you talk horribly to yourself and spend a lot of time thinking negative thoughts about your body, you’ve got to work on your mindset, not just your cardio. 

5. What is your favorite thing about Salt Lake City? Hands down, all the people I’ve met here.  I’ve had clients that are now like family and I continue to meet people who inspire and motivate me to do more in the community. 


6. What do you wish more people knew about Salt Lake City? We have fun here!  If you get bored in SLC it’s your own fault. There are so many different events every weekend and the Mountains are only a quick drive away! 


7. What is your favorite part of town to hang around in? You’ll find me hanging in Sugar House or Downtown!

8. What would you tell someone if they told you they were moving here? Hell yes!  Hit me up and I’ll show you some of my favorite restaurants!

9. What are your reccommendations for making new friends in our area?  Find some local groups on meetup.com, or networking groups like YPSLC, put yourself out there and you’ll find your people. There are a lot of Transplants to SLC, we know what it’s like moving to a new city not knowing anyone and we love to help introduce the city to someone new!


10.  Name your top 3 favorite local influencers on Instagram: @slcweekly, @spicyyogi, @local_enthusiast_slc

To connect with Lindsey, follow her on instagram @wellnessgypsy or catch her hosting the Fitness Happy Hour event on Thursday, October 11 @ 7:15 PM.

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Why Everyone Needs a Side Hustle

 

Why Everyone Needs a Side Hustle

A recent survey revealed that 44 million American adults claim they have a side gig. Are you one of them? If you not, what are you waiting for? Millennials are currently making a median of $200 a month via the side hustle. If you aren’t familiar with the side hustle. It is simply a secondary source of income. Common side hustles include travel blogger, photographer, network or social media marketing, ESL teacher, fitness instructor, and IT related work.

You may have a dream job with a dream boss, dream salary, and amazingly wonderful co-workers – but you still need a side hustle. In addition to the extra cash flow having a side gig that you are passionate about can improve your quality of life. Beyond being able to fund your avocado toast habit, here is why we think everyone should have a side hustle.

Side Hustles Allow You to Pursue Your Passion - Have you heard the saying “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”? Most of us have jobs that we are less than excited to go to on Monday mornings. Having a side hustle that is in alignment with your passion will give you an outlet to do what you love. Read this article to get help on identifying what you are passionate about

Side Hustles Can Be Fulfilling – Everyone has strengths and everyone has weaknesses. Your strengths may be hard for you to identify because it comes naturally to you. You excel at your strengths and might get frustrated at those who can’t do those things that come naturally to you. Let’s go ahead and call your strengths your gifts. Having a side hustle can be fulfilling because it will allow you to use your gifts and have a tremendous impact on those around you. We don’t know about you but we at YPSLC enjoy using our gifts and having an impact on others. It makes our heart warm.

Side Hustles Can Provide You With Flexibility – You may not start side hustling with the goal of quitting your day job but having a side hustle provides you with the flexibility that comes with options. Get a new boss you hate? Have a co-worker that is driving you crazy in the workplace? Company implement a no work from home policy? Luckily you have been spending time building a side hustle that doesn’t feel like a job because you are passionate about it. Now your side hustle provides you with a significant income and you know even if you quit your job you can make your income back via your side hustle. Having a side hustle is essentially career insurance.

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Side Hustles Provide You With Extra Income – Even if it is only $100 extra dollars a month. It is $100 extra dollars you didn’t have before. You can donate it, splurge on something nice for yourself, pay down debt, or go on vacation.

Side Hustles Can Help You Develop New Skills That Carry Over to Your Day Job – You are the boss of you via your side hustle. You are also Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, office manager and everything in between. Wearing these hats will teach you new skills that will translate over to your day job and can help you excel in your career.

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Side Hustles Can Help You Meet New People – You will undoubtedly meet new people as you work on your side hustle. Meeting new people can open new doors and put you in touch with experiences you never dreamed of.

To quote a Quartz Media article, “The side hustle offers something worth much more than money: A hedge against feeling stuck and dull and cheated by life”. Simply put, if you don’t have a side hustle you need one.  

Interested in figuring out what you can do to begin side hustling? Join us at 6:00pm on October 24 at Impact Hub Salt Lake to learn how you can go from an idea of a side hustle to action in 27 days. We will have cupcakes and the guy who literally wrote the book on side hustling will share his stories and give tips.

If you are interested in starting a side business but are not sure what you can or should do, The Side Hustle School World Tour will be a great place to bounce ideas off of each other.

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Psychology of Clothing Color

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Psychology of Clothing Color

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We've all been told to "dress for success" or to "dress for the job you want." However, the clothes you wear to work may influence people more than you thought. We aren't talking about a Hawaiian T- shirt vs. a suite, but solely the colors you wear. Studies show that people correlate different colors with different emotions, and descriptive words. We aren't saying there is a "wrong" color to wear, but simply that different colors can effect how people perceive you. Especially within your work place.

Perhaps you have a new client in which you hope to score a big sale with, or maybe you're going to be presenting in-front of a large group. No matter what your career presents you with, what you wear could benefit you by subconsciously influencing others.

The psychology of color within your workplace goes deeper than just the clothes you wear. It can apply to the color of your office, and even differs depending on the type of socio-economic class you work with, cultures you work with, and even the climate you work in. However in this post we will simply cover the basics. 

Class Preferences

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Take in to consideration who your target market/client is when dressing, and what effect you want to have on them.

  1. Blue collar populations tend to prefer warm/bright primary and secondary colors.
  2. White collar populations prefer more complex colors like shades/ tints of the primary and secondary colors. 

Tip: When business is more serious, darker colors are usually worn. Dark grey, dark blue, dark green, dark red, and black etc.

 

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Color Guide

  • Blue Based Colors: These colors tend to be more attractive to women. Create a calm and cool feeling.

  • Yellow Based Colors: More attractive to men. Stimulates energy, and attention.

  • Light Colors: Help you appear more approachable and friendly. 

  • Red: Red can give positive and negative impressions. If you want to be noticed or stand out, this is definitely the color to choose. Say you are presenting in front of a large group and want all eyes on you, red would be a great option. Red shows that you are assertive, but also can potentially be seen as threatening to some people. 
    Blue Green: Translates to you having high self esteem and confidence, this applies mostly to women who wear these colors.
    Green: Shows that you are dependable. 
    Dark Blue/Dark Grey: These colors state professional authority. If you recently received a promotion, and want others to take you seriously, dark colors can help.

WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH COLOR

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  • White: Efficiency, simplicity, innocence, purity, perfection.

  • Red: Energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as we ll as passion, desire, and love.
    Black- Denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color. If excessively worn it can cause you to appear unfriendly.

  • Yellow: Joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. However, too much yellow can be found disturbing. Studies show babies even cry more in yellow rooms. Be sure to not overdress with too much yellow.

  • Green: Trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth. Dark Green is often associated with money.

  • Orange: Enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success.
    encouragement, and stimulation. Great accent color. Reflects the happiness of yellow, and the energy of red.

  • Blue: Calmness, serenity, focus, wisdom, loyalty.

  • Brown: Reliability, stability, friendship, natural. Although some cultures perceive brown as a color of mourning. 

In conclusion, although colors have an interesting effect on the mind, and can help create a feeling, emotion or attitude that you are aiming for, what is key is confidence. Ultimately, what you wear needs to be something you feel confident and comfortable in. Find what works for you, and see if the psychology of color can actually help you within your career.

 

Sources Cited

Kemmis, J. S. (2009). Color Psychology Will Empower Your Life. Retrieved September, 2017, from http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/
Color Psychology: The Psychological Effects of Colors. (2012, December 24). Retrieved September, 2017, from http://www.arttherapyblog.com/online/color-psychology
 

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Member Spotlight: Kwamane Harris

Each month YPSLC will turn the spotlight on a member who is making an impact in their professional field, YPSLC, and the community. These members exemplify the mission of YPSLC.  The YPSLC leadership nominates a new member to be spotlighted each month. If you are interested in nominating a member for the spotlight, please contact Trey Ennis at tennis@ypslc.com.

Kwamane Harris

Kwamane moved to Utah in June 2016 and has quickly connected himself to the downtown community. Kwamane serves as the Co-Chair of the Social & Volunteer Events committee where he makes sure YPSLC plans great events. He is employed as an Out of School Time Specialist for a youth advocacy non-profit in Salt Lake City. In his spare time, Kwamane enjoys being active in the community and making a difference in the lives of others.

Kwamane consistenly goes above and beyond for YPSLC. From offering office space for the YPSLC Social & Volunteer Events committee to hold monthly meetings to creating Mix & Mingle games for our monthly social. 

YPSLC thanks Kwamane for all his support in making SLC a great place to live, work, and play.

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Local Legend: McQuiston Stoddard Fashion Designer

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Whether you are new to Salt Lake City or been around the town for awhile, it feels good to be connected. We introduced the Local Legend series in our June 2017 newsletter. Our idea of a local legend is a person who has had great impact on Salt Lake City. This person is not only well connected around the town but also has the inside scoop and does their part to positively impact the community.

Utah is becoming known for growing fashion talent. If you are watching Project Runway, you know 2 designers on the hit show currently call Utah home. In a nod to Utah's booming fashion industry, we are honored to name McQuiston Stoddard as our September 2017 local legend. McQuiston Stoddard is head designer of fashion label McQuiston Marie (IBNH). She has most recently shown her work at Slug Magazine's 28th Anniversary Show Party. Only 24 years old, McQuiston is the true definition of a young professional. We asked her a few questions to get insight into her experience as a Salt Lake resident. 

  1. How long have you lived in Salt Lake City? I lived in Salt lake until I was 17 then moved to Italy to study fashion and design then to New York for school now I'm back in Utah.
  2. Describe how what you do makes Salt Lake City great (self-promotion encouraged): I create true European couture fashion right here in Utah. Prior to doing this, Utah had not been exposed to couture fashion.
  3. What has your experience been like as an entrepreneur in our area? It has been tough being an entreprenuer. I had a goal of having my new busines up and running by Saturday, September 16. I decided to go ahead and start my new business after being firerd from a previous position. It's been the scariest, hardest move nerve raking axiety driven thing ive ever done. I took all of the money I had made from my last two week paycheck and threw it into starting my own business. 
  4. How would you describe the people of Salt Lake City?  I would describe the people of Salt Lake as quirky to a fault. I don't mean this in an insulting way, but you have two different worlds fighting for one space. Thats the only way i can describe it. You have overly fashionable, overly conservative and then populations trying to prove both. Its turing into more of a social hub as people are realizing this isnt a "hickville" town.
  5. What do you wish more people knew about Salt Lake City?The people that need to know about it, know about it. Sundance, etc salt lake is definitely known.
  6. What are your favorite places to shop in Salt Lake City? My studio! I typically only shop at local thrift stores or if it is for a cause.  I rarely buy clothes unless it is local. White Elephant Exchange Boutique is one of my favorite shops!I dont buy clothes anymore, unless its local. I realized this after looking at the kyle cosmetics and how many people support one persons lifestyle, yet we turn our noses at our own community. So i wanted to start supporting our local businesses. 
  7. What would you tell someone if they told you they were moving to Salt Lake City. Get snow tires and dont buy uggs! 
  8. What advice would you give to a young professional considering starting their own business? Do it! Just Do it! Nike man! Take the chance, When you have something you want to do and dont care what anyone else says, you have the power. It only takes you starting to do it. 
  9. Name your favorite local legend: Davis Hong!

You can catch McQuiston showcasing her work at the 2017 Art Meets Fashion Runway Show on September 16 at 7:30 PM. YPSLC members can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $35. Click here to purchase your ticket.

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The Ultimate Guide to Mixing & Mingling

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The Ultimate Guide to Mixing & Mingling

We typically get emails from newcomers every month asking about how our monthly Mix & Mingle social event works. We thought it may be high time to put together the ‘Ultimate Guide to Mixing & Mingling’. We give our tips on enjoying your mix & mingle experience in this guide. 

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Member Spotlight: Noelle Farr

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Member Spotlight: Noelle Farr

Each month YPSLC will turn the spotlight on a member who is making an impact in their professional field, YPSLC, and the community. These members exemplify the mission of YPSLC.  The YPSLC leadership nominates a new member to be spotlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight: Sam Greenberg

Each month YPSLC will turn the spotlight on a member who is making an impact in their professional field, YPSLC, and the community. These members exemplify the mission of YPSLC.  The YPSLC leadership nominates a new member to be spotlighted each month.

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Local Legend: Lindsey Kneuven

We are honored to name Lindsey Kneuven as our July 2017 local legend. Lindsey Knueven formerly worked as Cotpaxi's Chief Impact Officer. She is now the Head of Impact at Pluralsight. Lindsey has flipped pancakes with Governor Herbert and serves on the board of the Utah Community Foundation. She formerly directed global grantmaking, strategic planning, and large-scale employee engagement programs for a portfolio of corporations at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She has extensive experience in international development and nonprofit management, having spent a number of years working in East Africa to develop and implement a primary school literacy model with Nuru International. She has been active in international and domestic poverty alleviation initiatives for 15 years. 

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Pie and Beer and Fireworks Oh My!

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Pie and Beer and Fireworks Oh My!

Around this time of year, Fourth of July activities and vacations galore typically litter the calendar of most U.S based young professionals. Although July is widely known as a festive month, we would dare say it is an even MORE festive month for Utah residents.

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Member Spotlight: Lloyd Werner

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Member Spotlight: Lloyd Werner

Each month YPSLC will turn the spotlight on a member who is making an impact in their professional field, YPSLC, and the community. These members exemplify the mission of YPSLC.

Our June 2017 spotlight is focused on Lloyd Werner

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Making a Fresh Start? Salt Lake City is the Place

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Making a Fresh Start? Salt Lake City is the Place

“Go west” may still be the best advice for young men (and women). In 2016, Salt Lake City offered around 70 jobs per thousand people, the highest rate in the nation.

But it’s not just work – SLC is a great place to be young and single (regularly topping surveys for the number of single residents), and it lies within snowboarding distance of a spread of world-class ski resorts such as Park City.

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