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Design Your Success Podcast

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Tune in weekly for entertaining stories and informative interviews with business strategists and lifestyle experts. Each show will leave you encouraged and inspired to design the success you desire.

Tune in weekly for entertaining stories and informative interviews with business strategists and lifestyle experts. Each show will leave you encouraged and inspired to design the success you desire.




Tune in weekly for entertaining stories and informative interviews with business strategists and lifestyle experts. Each show will leave you encouraged and inspired to design the success you desire.




How to Build Resilience

It's been exactly six years since I started my first podcast on September 30, 2014. In celebration of The International Podcast Day, I recorded this episode with personal development pointers that help us build resilience muscles. Because tenacity and the ability to not give up are crucial during times of crisis and change, we're better off pro-actively growing through instead of passively going through these turbulent times. Discover 6 ways to self-coach yourself so that you stay...


Imposter Syndrome and Levelling Up

Have you ever wanted to go to the next level in life or business but stopped in your tracks because you felt like a fraud? Imposter Syndrome is a common phenomenon that happens to many people so know you are not alone. But the good news is there are simple things we can do to move past feeling like a fraud. Tune in to today's episode as I share seven simple tips to deal with this self-sabotaging and limiting belief. I also share some related takeaways from my nomination of the Digital...


Nicole Baldinu -$100MBA & WebinarNinja

Today's episode gives insight on how to enjoy a harmonious love relationship in work and business. Nicole Baldinu is the co-founder of The $100 MBA and WebinarNinja. She's also the producer and content manager of the iTunes Best of 2014 Podcast The $100 MBA Show, Webinar Ninja Podcast. Together with her husband Omar Zenhom, they run their location independent company; Business Republic and they've built a successful online community. Tune in and discover how using webinars can grow your...


#83 - The Power of Reflection

As the year comes to an end, this a great time to mindfully review the old year before rushing into the new one. The whole "New Year, New Me" mantra obviously doesn't work for everyone. Could taking time to quietly reflect back with gratitude be the missing key and one way we unintentionally sabotage our good intentions? Tune in and hear my 5's that will help with reviewing and previewing the New Year so that we transition into the new season by design and not by default. 1. Reflect 2....


#82 - Angeline Lawrence - Positioned For Power

It's safe to say many of us have experienced bullying in some way, shape or form. It can be cyberbullying, workplace, family, school or peer pressure. Many people, children, teenagers, and women have a difficult time overcoming the devastating effects of bullying. Tragically, some victims of bullying turn and become bullies themselves! Workplace bullying, as defined by the Workplace Bullying Institute is, “the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by...


#81 - Are You Running?

You and I each have a purpose in life. We each have a race to run, based on that unique purpose. And while they stay stick to your lane, on this episode you'll discover why when all of us finish strong, everyone wins! One dictionary defines Purpose as - The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. At some point in life, most people wonder what is the reason for their existence. Have you ever asked yourself that question? Now, while I don't have a...


#80- 5 Wellness Tips To Manage Stress

Flying can be fun. Until we experience frightening turbulences that make us grip the seat handles and whisper a prayer. As I often say, life is like a journey, and can we both agree it's not always clear blue skies and smooth sailing? But just like there are instructions on what to do in the event of danger on a flight, so too in life, there are things we can pro-actively do to be better prepared for the storms of life. I don't know about you, but personally, I've never actually had to put...


#79 - 3 Keys to Balanced Success + Harmony

After an unplanned break, we´re excited to be back with a new show, a new introducer, and new music! Tune in as I share why I didn't show up for you and 3 core areas to nurture if you desire balanced success and harmony in your life and business. These three areas if left unchecked could sabotage us long term. We could unknowingly be "sacrificing the wrong offerings on the altar of success." Listen in and discover how to avoid the subtle trap of propping up your success ladder up against...


#78 - 5 Digital Strategies To Grow Your Audience

Businesses exist to solve their client's problems and building a profitable one starts with knowing who your ideal clients are and what their problems are. A successful business provides the solutions to an existing problem. You can have the best solution, but if you´re the worlds best-kept secret, you do your potential clients a disservice and end up having an expensive hobby instead of a profitable business. Once you get clear on your ideal clients, you want to position yourself so that...


# 77 - 3 Productivity Tips For Your Business Growth

A key strategy in designing your success is having a clearly defined vision and goals to achieve that vision. Without goals, you don’t have a direction to take. And without a plan of action to achieve the goals, there's no clarity. So the steps you take in your life or business often end up being a waste of your energy, time, and money. It feels like being a treadmill. You're moving a lot, but going nowhere. A common goal many of us biz owners have is growth. We want to serve more...


#76 - Why Time Managment Fails - What To Do Instead

Time management. The myth we´ve all fallen for. Do you have days, weeks or months where your to-do lists seem like an unconquerable mountain? Do you sometimes get overwhelmed by work, running your business, the obligations of life, and all the other things competing for your attention? We´ve all been there. Had so much on your plate that checking email obsessively every 10 minutes or refreshing your social feed seemed the better option. On those days for me the temptation to catch up on...


#75 - Holly Mutlu on Self-Care, Overwhelm, Anxiety and Grief

On today's interview episode, my guest shares how our lives are like orchards. If we tend to it we will enjoy its fruits. She´s been in Ministry for over 24 years serving others. But after they had a still-born daughter, Holly felt like she couldn't express what she was going through. With bottled up emotions she started having major anxiety attacks that led to a dark season of depression. It took a talk in the emergency room for my guest to realize somethings needed to be addressed. The...


#74 - Can You See IT?

Happy June to you! We´re already halfway through this year, and if you´re anything like me and many others, somehow every year we wonder at how fast time flies. It's not news, yet every year you and I seem surprised. So, tell me, can you still see IT? "What IT"? you wonder... Am talking about what you intended to have, be, or do this year. Because if you can see it, you can be, do or have it, and on this story time episode, we assess the year so far. Your vision for 2017 is the IT! How...


#73- How Coaching Accelerates Your Success

This week marked the International Coaching Week - an annual global celebration of the profession. This episode is an excellent opportunity to join my colleagues in raising awareness about how coaching benefits individuals, companies, and organizations. Tune in and discover the difference between a therapist, mentor, consultant, coach and a goals buddy. And learn the 7 ways coaching accelerates your life and business success. 1) Fast Progress - Coaching focuses on your future. A coach's...


#72- Latoya Johnson on Self-Love & Economic Empowerment

On today's interview, best-selling author, thought-leader, and business development coach, Latoya Johnson shares her expertise on how healthy self-love positively impacts your life and your business. The conversation has thought-provoking perspectives for both men and woman who want to enjoy healthy relationships. Although self-love is not limited to ladies, Latoya´s main goal is to empower women to discover and maximize their value, so they can be greater assets in their homes with genuine...


#71- How To Enjoy Balanced Success - Easter Special

Spring and easter are seasons of growth and renewal. We are 1/4 way through 2017 and as the year unfolds this is a great time to assess how your life and business is going, then course-correct if it's veering in a direction you don't desire. This is also the perfect time to reflect on the things that really matter if we want to live by design and enjoy balanced success. To enjoy balanced success, there are six areas in our lives where we can experience growth. Even if in the natural you...


#70 - Your Vision & The African Impala

The African Impala in its natural habitation can leap 10 feet high and cover a distance of up to 30 feet ahead. BUT; in a zoo, it´s another story for this agile animal. Held in by a 3 feet wall, the African Impala will not make a move to jump and get away from the zoo. Even if it has the ability. Why won't it jump? The African Impala will not jump if it can not see where it will land! It needs a vision of its landing pad for its feet. Else it stays put. Trapped. Held in. Enclosed in the...


#69 - Get Clarity & Confidence With Gloria Swardenski

Gloria Swardenski shares her personal story about how self-reflective questions guided her through a difficult season. She shows us what to do when things don't go as we planned, and how to make disappointments work for you; using what she calls "the gift in ugly wrapping paper." Tune in and discover: How to harness the power of your emotions How to have a vision but not be attached to the outcome How to live a life without regrets, and be remarkably youA simple but powerful coaching...


#68 - 3 Types of People - Which One Are You?

On today´s episode, we look at Tyler Perry´s interesting analogy about 3 kinds of people we encounter in this journey called life. *Spoiler alert* I added one more type of person that we like. LEAF PEOPLE Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. BRANCH PEOPLE There are some people who come into your life and they are like branches on a tree. ROOT PEOPLE If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of...


#67- 7 Ways Blogging Builds Your Business

"Content is anything that adds value to a reader's life." - Avinash Kaughik Are you adding value to your community and clients through blogging? On today's episode, we talk about 7 Ways Blogging Builds Your Business while adding value to your readers. Tune in and learn some simple resources designed to help you consistently create content so you never wonder what to write about. A monthly editorial calendar gives you daily prompts and inspiring ideas for content your readers will...