In Residence with Keith and Laura

Keith King & Laura King

Hi! We are Keith and Laura. We are creatives and makers at heart and looking to make change, for ourselves and people like us who want to dig a little deeper. When you're In Residence as an artist, a writer, a musician, a leader–you're digging deep and tapping into your creativity. Learning and practicing and honing your craft. Creating teams, building relationships and culture, connecting ideas that may not be clearly connected. We see In Residence doing that via conversation. Join us as we push through uncomfortable growth on our way to make a difference. We like to dig deep, explore, learn, and grow. read less
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Episodes

What Grows Together Goes Together
5d ago
What Grows Together Goes Together
Keith and Laura dive into the age-old saying "what grows together, goes together," applying this gardening wisdom to the realm of relationships. Our shared passion for learning and personal growth has been a cornerstone of our partnership. However, we must acknowledging the challenges that come with evolving together and the delicate balance of growing as individuals within a relationship. We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of communication, self-awareness, and a willingness to change and adapt.We share personal strategies for dealing with uncomfortable growth, such as reflection, reframing, and clearly identifying goals. Laura introduces the idea of growing apart and the role of proximity in relationships. Keith notes that while physical closeness is important, modern technology has reshaped long-distance connections, opening up new possibilities for maintaining relationships across distances.Laura’s approach to having difficult conversations, framing them as giving a "gift" of honesty and clarity to the other person is powerful for any relationship. Whether you're in a romantic partnership, a close friendship, or simply on a journey of self-improvement, we’re here navigating the complexities of long-term relationships and personal development.How do you handle growth and change in your relationships? What strategies have you found helpful? We'd love to hear your thoughts.Thanks for Joining Us. ---**What Grows Together Goes Together** -  Episode 45Keith and Laura discuss relationships and personal growth. πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast πŸ”΄  YouTube πŸ“Ί Full Episode PlaylistπŸ“± Shorts Playlist⚫️  Make Create Build Links
Navigating Work, Relationships and Personal Growth
Jul 4 2024
Navigating Work, Relationships and Personal Growth
Keith and Laura discuss viewing life holistically rather than as separate segments. They explore the idea of creating a "recipe" for a fulfilling life, with various aspects serving as ingredients; work, family, hobbies, relationships, etc.Our conversation emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, reframing perspectives, developing tools and leveling up skills to navigate life's challenges. As we explore the idea of helping others find their own path to a fulfilling life, we acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers. But, we are determined to be curious as we keep moving forward to better understand our goals. Morning routines, journaling, and other practices help Laura and Keith manage stress and stay focused. The importance of balancing personal time and shared experiences in their relationships is key, especially the challenges of managing work-life balance as parents.Moving in between the components of life is the hard work. Work that is worth doing on our way to living a robust, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Keep exploring what works for you and collecting practical tips and tools for personal growth and fulfillment.Thanks for Joining Us. ---**Navigating Work, Relationships and Personal Growth** -  Episode 44Keith and Laura discuss navigating work, family, and personal growth. πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast πŸ”΄  YouTube πŸ“Ί Full Episode PlaylistπŸ“± Shorts Playlist⚫️  Make Create Build LinksOur affiliate link to Fusebox, the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»
Acknowledge and Celebrate Wins
Jun 20 2024
Acknowledge and Celebrate Wins
Keith and Laura discuss slowing down so they can recognize,  acknowledge and celebrate wins, both big and small. Laura likes to celebrate. She wants to focus on pausing after a project is completed to acknowledge and recognize people's work. Keith enjoys downtime and relaxation after a project is finished, but doesn't find himself pulled towards celebrating–something for him to explore.Celebrating accomplishments is important in both personal and professional relationships. Understanding people's expectations and celebration styles will lead to better, more balance experiences , and success. Investing in supportive and reflective practices fosters relationships that thrive.Laura and Keith have different styles and expectations for celebration. But, they can both agree on the importance of acknowledging accomplishments. Investing in communication, managing expectations and celebrating authentically is crucial in their relationship(s). Keep making time and space for your team to celebrate. Thanks for Joining Us. ---**Acknowledge and Celebrate Wins -  Episode 42**πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast πŸ”΄  YouTube βš«οΈ  Make Create Build Links- - -β–Ύ Select works and resources we enjoy and find helpful ▾● Kindra Hall, ”The Story Edge: How Leaders Harness Power Stories to Win in Business”● Paul Scheer, ”Joyful Recollections of Trauma"● Dixit Board Game, Storytelling Game for Kids & Adults- - - Fusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—
Is this Marketing, Serving and Selling?
Jun 13 2024
Is this Marketing, Serving and Selling?
Keith and Laura discuss the marketing insights in Seth Godin's "This is Marketing" and Gary Vaynerchuk's "Day Trading Attention.” We consider marketing, brand identity, and social media. The strategy and tactics from the books can be leveraged to grow a business, brand and audience. Laura dove into Seth Godin's "This is Marketing" and Gary Vaynerchuk's "Day Trading Attention.” Both authors emphasize the importance of understanding your audience and have a similar core message. Identifying a specific audience and tailoring your message to resonate with them. Social media is important for brand building, but brand reputation is built through all our actions and interactions, not just online presence. As Laura points out from β€œThis is Marketing,” people will remember what you did. They won't remember what you said. Keith feels strongly that it's about more than just getting attention; it's about connecting with people and helping them get where they are seeking to go. Or, put another way, people will remember how you made them feel, not just what you said.Marketing is storytelling. Let’s keep leaning in to learning and discovering how to communicate better, to serve others, and make the change we seek to make.Thanks for Joining Us. **Is this Marketing, Serving and Selling? -  Episode 41**πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast πŸ”΄  YouTube βš«οΈ  Make Create Build LinksFusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—https://linktr.ee/makecreatebuild
Are We There Yet?
May 16 2024
Are We There Yet?
This is more than a question. It's a feeling. "Are we there yet?" applies to physical journeys and long-term life goals, aspirations and achievements. Whatever your resistance: doubt, impatience, lack of a clear vision for the future; these roadblocks can prevent you from starting. Keith and Laura both agree that taking the first step, beginning even if the plan or path is not entirely clear, is key to moving forward.Laura designs and creates road maps. Her vision, clear direction, and ability to work a plan with defined milestones, ensures progress towards a well-defined destination. Keith enjoys flexibility, but can focus on the fear of what could go wrong. This stops him from even starting a project. For him it's important to embrace the possibility of failure and learn from it. Keith and Laura both agree that taking the first step, beginning even if the plan or path is not entirely clear, is key to moving forward. We explore the benefits of both planning and flexibility. Emphasizing the importance of taking action and finding joy in the journey. After all, the unexpected delights and discoveries during a trip or project can be as rewarding, if not more than, the final destination. There's no one-way to success. Whether you're a planner or a go-with-the-flow kind of person, the key takeaway is to get moving and create the conditions to enjoy the ride! **Are We There Yet?  -  Episode 37**Keith and Laura explore both planning and flexibility while taking actions to find joy in the journey towards their goals.Thanks for Joining Us. ⚫️  Make Create Build LinksπŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast πŸ”΄  YouTube β—  Fusebox affiliate link. The podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»
Building Culture
Apr 18 2024
Building Culture
It's hard to see people unhappy and dissatisfied and frustrated with work  culture. When people feel stuck, how do we make the culture better, or help them engage in a practice to make the culture better.Shifting culture that's not working is complicated and hard. But, setting expectations and is crucial for a business, its employees, leadership and to its success.Laura listened to a The Tim Ferriss Show podcast episode #730 with Reed Hastings,  co-founder of Netflix. They were talking about creating workplace culture, specifically about its importance.Keith learns that a culture deck outlines a company's values, expectations, and way of working. It's a useful tool for creating a positive and transparent work environment, setting both employees and the organization up for success.Most successful companies, collaborations, and relationships rely on trust and communication. Without building trust, there is difficulty being honest and communicating when it matters most. Thanks for joining us.**Building Culture -  Episode 33**All the Make Create Build LinksAffiliate link for Fusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»* If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast Welcome to In Residence with Keith and Laura. We are creatives and makers at heart, seeking to make change, create culture and build relationships for ourselves and people like us who choose to show up and dig a little deeper.Join us as we grow in our partnership, as individuals, and connect ideas through conversation In Residence.
Artificial Intelligence - A Work and Life Revolution
Apr 11 2024
Artificial Intelligence - A Work and Life Revolution
Keith just wanted to find some music to listen to while he wrote his morning pages. Before he knew it, he was chatting with his new friend Claude.Laura joins the fun and talks about the ways she's used AI and what she is seeing on the horizon. The AI genie is out of the bottle and it's not going back in. You may be using AI and not even know it.  Artificial Intelligence is shifting what it is we're doing as a workforce. But, what does this mean for jobs that either haven't been created yet or we haven't conceptualized as this AI tool becomes more prevalent? Finding the right questions to help us utilize Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Model tools like ChatGPT, Claude.ai, and Google's Gemini is going to be crucial moving forward. Knowing how to as the right questions to prompt these types of AI will give us better results and a better starting point to add our human touch to whatever cool new way we've discovered to use these time-saving tools. We are a long way from thumbing through the Card Catalog and scouring the stacks. Thanks for joining us.**Artificial Intelligence - A Work and Life Revolution -  Episode 32**All the Make Create Build Links Fusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»*This is an affiliate links. If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple πŸŸ’  Spotify πŸ”΅  Amazon πŸŸ   Overcast
Appropriate Tension
Mar 28 2024
Appropriate Tension
Seth Godin asks lots of good questions. "Where Does the Water Go?" A question that many of us, have never thought about. Friction, leverage, tension. How do we push ourselves forward?Keith and Laura have different approaches and reactions to tension and stress.Keith navigates the pressure of leveling up by tuning in to the possibility of tension and being aware and noticing stress early, and adjusting. Laura brings up intention and creating a plan and applying commitment week in and week out. She leans into the rigor of setting up routines, focusing on scheduling with intention to achieve her goals. We are building the habit of creating tension on purpose, harnessing its power and using it to move forward. ---A special thank you to Seth Godin. Thank you for being our first asynchronous guest. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to make things better. Thank you for all you do for us.Do yourself a favor and Check out Seth Godin's "The Song of Significance," Akimbo Podcast, and purple.space if you are working to make a difference.Keep leaning in. β— Seth Godin, The Song of Significance πŸŽ§πŸ“˜β— Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin πŸŽ§πŸ“˜β— Nick Offerman, Paddle Your Own Canoe πŸŽ§πŸ“•β— Check out Martha Stewart or Whitney Wolfe Herd on MasterClass πŸ“Ί- - -●  Fusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out!https://fusebox.fm/?lmref=Rk40yg πŸ’»If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—πŸ”Š LISTEN ON: πŸŸ£  Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-residence-with-keith-and-laura/id1705655406🟒  Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/4qJ3OeA4M1wPi7JOEbA6Jf?si=uHHAiCWAQqKj5nAhEHMJwgπŸ”΅  Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/846b6773-d804-4543-8235-18ea1e681fe7/in-residence-with-keith-and-laura?ref=dm_sh_aERkodiQk5iC3cJfhzMZjFEpQ🟠  Overcast https://overcast.fm/+BDiIU90looWelcome to In Residence with Keith and Laura. We are creatives and makers at heart, seeking to make change, create culture and build relationships for ourselves and people like us who choose to show up and dig a little deeper. Join us as we grow in our partnership, as individuals, and connect ideas through conversation In Residence.Thanks for joining us! https://linktr.ee/makecreatebuild
Setbacks
Mar 14 2024
Setbacks
When we have setbacks, what do we have in place to help us through that dip? Laura talks about the setback that ended her tennis playing journey in college. Keith wonders about what support and systems we can design to help us push forward after a setback, or "failure." What is success anyway? With a project, a game, or anything you're doing, if something's uncomfortable or just not quite working, how do you simply say, "How could I modify this?" It can take time to shift. Sometimes it's simply showing up taking the little steps before the big leap. If you've let something sit dormant for a while, it doesn't matter. You can still go and do the thing that brings you joy. You don't need to wait. Keep leaning in. "...A Light Heart Lives Long." - William Shakespeare  "You must love and care for yourself, because that's when the best comes out." - Tina Turner**Setbacks -  Episode 28**β–Ύ Here are select works and resources we enjoy and find helpful ▾● BrenΓ© Brown, Braving the WildernessπŸŽ§πŸ“˜β— Mateo Bornico, Create Belonging podcastπŸŽ™οΈπŸŽ§β— Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule πŸŽ§πŸ“•β— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist πŸŽ§πŸ“—β— Seth Godin, This Is Marketing πŸŽ§πŸ“™β— Seth Godin, Poke the Box πŸŽ§πŸ“™β— Seth Godin, The Song of SignificanceπŸŽ§πŸ“˜β— Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: A Way of BeingπŸŽ§πŸ“˜β— Tara Schuster, Buy Yourself the F*cking LiliesπŸŽ§πŸ“˜β—  Fusebox the podcast hosting and player we use. Check it out! πŸ’»*Some Links are affiliate links. If you buy something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission.* πŸ€—