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3 Lessons From Trying to Achieve My 2018 Goals + A New Addition!

In today's episode, I'll give you an update on the goals that I made as part of my 2018 New Year's resolutions, and share three lessons that resulted from trying to achieve those goals. I'll also share some wonderful news that will give new meaning to balancing motherhood and career.


When Writing a Children's Book is Easier Said Than Done | Episode #23

In today’s episode, I’m going to share the difficulties I’ve had these past two weeks accomplishing a goal I set out at the beginning of the year as part of my New Year's Resolution: To write a children’s book based on my grandmother’s childhood in Kenya. Stay tuned to find out the unexpected challenges I faced as I was putting this book together and what I would do differently next time.


Are You Really Sure It’s That Bad? What To Do When The Fear Takes Over... | Episode #22

In today’s episode, I'm going to share a lesson from The Happiness Advantage book that made me rethink how I view negative or adverse events and taught me why they are never truly as bad as we think they are. If you are struggling with not making certain decisions or doing certain things because you are constantly fearful of the outcome, this is the show for you.


How I Overcame Self-Doubt With Advice From The Happiness Advantage Book | Episode #21

In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a random visit to the bookstore for a fun thriller novel led me to a book that I wasn’t even sure I needed. Learn how advice from The Happiness Advantage Book helped me to overcome some serious self-doubt issues and get back to a place of excitement.


OK Brene Brown...Let's Really Talk About Vulnerability | Episode #20

In today’s episode, I'm going to talk about vulnerability and share why I have been feeling especially vulnerable these past few weeks. I don’t have some big epiphany to share on how to overcome this feeling but I do think sharing my struggles will give you a honest behind-the-scenes view of what I’ve been thinking lately.


Forget Finding Your Passion! This Is The Question You Really Want To Ask... | Episode #19

In today’s episode, I'm going to share why “follow your passion” just doesn’t work for most people, including me. I’ll talk about how an article that a friend shared with me gave me a whole new perspective on finding my purpose and why I should be asking myself a completely different question. Learn how that one question led to a weekend full of discussion and discovery for me and my husband.


How a LinkedIn Video Gave Me The Clarity I Needed To Make A Decision | Episode #18

In today’s episode, I'm going to share how an exercise I found while scrolling on LinkedIn gave me a well needed perspective on why I was feeling stuck on a creative project, even after I thought I had made this great decision. I’ll share how 3 simple questions allowed me to pinpoint exactly what the issue was and I’ll tell you what I decided to do about it.


I’m Back! What I Learned During My Unplanned Podcast Hiatus | Episode #17

In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a 4 week break from podcasting led to a 4 month break and what I learned about myself during that time. I’ll also share how my tendency to take action and quickly execute on ideas ironically left me paralyzed when it came time to slow down.


How Three Friends Made Me Rethink #SquadGoals and Find New Inspiration | Episode #16

In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how in this age of social media and online friends it's easy to envy online friends and overlook the physical friends or acquaintances in your own life who are trying new things and finding their own way. I'll share how three of my friends have recently inspired me to think bigger and re-think #squadgoals.


Does Happiness Require Struggle? I'm Not 100% Convinced... | Episode #15

In today's episode, I'm going to talk to about this new book I'm reading, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, that argues that happiness requires struggle. I'll share how this concept is shaping the way I approach my work even though I'm not yet 100% convinced it's true.


Jealousy...Let's Talk About It. How My Encounter Led Me to a Key Revelation | Episode #14

In today's episode, I talk about jealousy. That word alone makes me cringe, but I recently experienced a case of jealousy that had me in a funk for almost a week. To be clear, this episode is about me feeling jealous of someone else's success. I'll talk about what happened and how I was finally able to move past it.


Accountability Time! February Progress Towards My 2018 Goals | Episode #13

In today's episode, I’ll walk you through my progress on some of the 2018 goals that I committed to at the beginning of the year as part of my New Years Resolution. I’ll share some of the things I’m doing well along with some of the things that I’m struggling to stay focused on.


Three Common Traps To Avoid When You Want To Go From Idea To Action | Episode #12

In today's episode, I'm going to discuss three common traps to avoid after you have an idea for a new product/service/customer-oriented passion project that you just can't get out of your head. I'll also share some do's and don'ts that I've learned over the past few years to help me overcome the initial doubts that keep many people from taking that first step.


My Husband Shares His Perspective On My Path To Finding and Following My Passions | Episode #11

I'm very excited for today's episode because I have a special guest: my husband! I always get questions from readers and listeners who want to know what my husband's perspective is on me leaving my full-time job to pursue my entrepreneurial ideas while also caring for our daughter. I didn't want to speak for him so I thought it would be a great idea if he could share his perspective on my journey with you.


How I'm Turning My New Year's Goals Into Reality By Taking Action and Ownership | Episode #10

In today's episode, I'm going to break down three of my goals for 2018 and share some of the steps I'm taking to turn those goals into reality. I'll also talk candidly about the inner struggles I faced trying to come up with new and fresh potential ideas.


Overcoming My Addiction to Praise and Constant Need for Validation | Episode #9

In today's episode, I'm talking about my journey to overcoming an addiction to praise and seeking validation to how I'm learning how to become more confident by trusting myself. And while some people seriously hate New Year's resolutions, I personally love them and I'll share my reasons why.


Failure, Absurd Habits, and Other Questions I Stole From Tim Ferriss | Episode #8

I share some stories and facts about me while answering questions that I borrowed from Tim Ferriss' latest book, "Tribe of Mentors". You will learn six things that you probably don't know about me, including what motivates me, a purchase of $100 or less that has most positively impacted my life in recent memory, and the unusual habit and absurd thing that I love.


How My Flexible Job Gives Me Freedom to Find My Purpose | Episode #7

In today's episode, I discuss how having a flexible job has given me the freedom to search for my purpose while also allowing me to thrive professionally in a whole new way. I also share how you can learn where I go to find professional, flexible, mom-friendly jobs.


Be Honest. Are You Interested or Are You Committed? | Episode #6

Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between being interested versus being committed. I’m going to share three things that I have committed to doing on a daily basis and the quote that has forced me to stop creating excuses and start doing the work I need to achieve my goals.


Law of Attraction? The Experience That Made Me Believe... | Episode #5

Today episode is all about my love-hate relationship with the law of attraction, the steps I'm taking to create the future I want, and the one technique that has single-handedly changed the way I start and end my days. I'm also going to share one recent example of how being intentional transformed an ordinary client interview into a once in a lifetime opportunity.