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041: Harry Duran Part II: On the Zen Mindset and the Short-Form, Local Podcast

This is a continuation of my conversation with Harry Duran. If you haven’t listened to the previous episode, please go back to Episode 40 to listen to the start of the conversation, which focuses on how cultivating an abundance mentality can help in one’s success journey. Sometimes that starts with investing in yourself and investing in others for personal growth, but without sounding too woo-woo, having that generosity of heart can also lead to more good things in the future. It also...

Duration: 00:17:44

040: Harry Duran Part I: On Abundance and Growth Outside the Comfort Zone

A Happy New Year to you! I hope you were able to reflect on your wins and lessons learned from the past year, as well as set intentions for growth in all areas of life for this coming year. My conversation with Harry Duran is in two parts. The first part focuses on how cultivating an abundance mentality can help in one’s success journey. Sometimes that starts with investing in yourself and investing in others for personal growth, but without sounding too woo-woo, having that generosity of...

Duration: 00:24:22

039: Gabrielle Blair on Blog Business, Family and Travel

I first learned about Gabrielle Blair in an HGTV episode of International House Hunters way back 10 years ago when my husband and I were both still living in the Boston area. This was during the earlier stages of blogging and podcasting. I still remember having some abandoned blog from the old “Blogger” platform which in the digital world is considered ancient history! Fast forward to today and there are 19 million active blogs and 200,000 plus active podcasts (according to Hubspot). Who...

Duration: 00:29:25

038: Lisa Kimrey on Wellness, Faith and Being You

With the holiday season coming up, many of us are feeling the time crunch of obligations from work, family or other things on our "to do" lists. With so much going on, self care at the bottom of that list. Want less overwhelm and more calm in just 5 minutes a day? Get the FREE Simply Designed Life eCourse, a 4-Day kickstarter to zen like productive habits! You'll simple tip a day over 4 days on how to declutter your life and zen out during the busiest season of the year! Just enter your...

Duration: 00:15:18

037: Scott Mulvaney Part II: On Podcasting and Gender Marketing Styles

As mentioned in my previous episode, we're changing things up on the podcast and bringing you all in for the journey. Thus, we’ve split this particular episode into two parts. Part I (Episode 36) had addressed Scott’s corporate background and how he transitioned into an elite branch of firefighting known as the Hotshots. Coincidentally enough, a movie based on the Hotshots just came out in theaters in September and Scott mentioned knowing about 17 of the 19 who’ve sacrificed their lives in...

Duration: 00:31:34

036: Scott Mulvaney Part I: From Corporate Sales to Hotshot Firefighting

I had met Scott Mulvaney at the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference in the Philadelphia area where he spoke about embracing change. What I like about this next episode in particular is hearing not only his transition from corporate sales to public service, but hearing about his own personal transformation and who he became in the process. In my commitment to changing things up on the podcast and brining you all in for the journey, we’re splitting this particular episode into two parts. Part I...

Duration: 00:29:39

035: Kelly Roach on Life Design Strategy and Unstoppable Success

This week I'm excited to share my conversation with Kelly Roach, who will give us some great takeaways for lifestyle design, business strategy and the mindset and traits one needs to have to achieve success in creating a well designed life. In some cases, that might mean creating a freedom based lifestyle via a business or other revenue generating vehicle or "muse," whether it be part of your side hustle or full time gig. So for many of you, when it comes to creating a freedom based...

Duration: 00:24:15

034: Corinne Kerston on Confidence Hacks for Business and Life

Creating a simply designed life in business or life may seem simple in theory, but is not exactly easy in practice. Life happens, things get messy, and not only do we feel the need to manage the day in day out challenges that gets in the way, but also all the mental stuff holding us back from taking the next step towards a positive outcome. As someone in the declutter coaching and productivity space, you’d think I’d be able to have my stuff together, and there very well are times when I...

Duration: 00:22:22

033: Nikita Ross on Fitness and Creating Balance

In creating a simply designed life, as per the podcast’s name, we want to empower people to rightsize in all areas of life, meaning you do what’s right for you and your situation. Also realize that almost nothing gets done in a vacuum—it usually takes incremental steps. If you’ve ever heard of Tony Robbins’ wheel of life exercise, he emphasizes categories to consider in the many roles we play such as family, work, personal, health, fitness, relationships, etc. In this particular episode...

Duration: 00:13:55

032: Salena Knight on Retail Strategy and Making Authentic Connections

I just saw The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemes and of the Netflix Documentary Minimalism) in real life on their tour in Philadelphia, got to connect with them and they were talking about having a great fan base in Australia, of which they’ll be touring in the next year. Ironically enough my next guest Salena Knight is indeed Australian AND works in the retail industry, which the Minimalists both had a background in which I found ironic. Maybe at some point THEY could...

Duration: 00:30:11

031:Tammy Pereira on Web and Lifestyle Design

Who is Tammy? Tammy Pereira is a full-time web designer for over 10-years, and owns Glo Marketing and Syd and Coco. She’s an expert in topics such as: WordPress, digital marketing, web design, tech tutorials, marketing and more. She’s helped hundreds of businesses get online by teaching, consulting and mentoring. She’s grown her business, and now earn a full-time income as a web designer and marketing consultant. Quotes from Tammy I put myself out of the box, it’s a little nerve wrecking...

Duration: 00:16:54

030: Genecia Alluora Luo and the Soul Rich Woman

Who is Genecia? Genecia Alluora Luo is the founder of Soul Rich Woman, and former beauty queen turned business coach and maven who now works with businesswomen to equip them with the right tools and knowledge to excel in their industry of choice. As an entrepreneur, Genecia has learned the ins and outs of starting a business from the ground up in the fields of e-commerce, co-working spaces, beauty and F&B. Her expertise also includes using technology to operate her business and work with...

Duration: 00:21:23

029: Hilary Hendershott and Money Mindset Programming for Success

Who is Hilary? Hilary Hendershott is the founder of Hilary Hendershott Wealth Management, the leading financial advisory firm for women. Hilary’s mission is to motivate women to be financially empowered. She has worked for more than 15 years with women who want to preserve their wealth, make it grow, and eliminate financial stress once and for all. Hilary is also the host of Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast where Hilary and her guests offer actionable advice, inspiration and authentic...

Duration: 00:22:47

028: Maria Storgaard and the Downsized Life

Who is Maria? Maria Storgaard, along with her husband Mortem, has been happily married for 11 years and has been downsizing since spring 2011. Maria is a creative person, loves to research new space saving possibilities, and is a Youtuber at Go Downsize and One Girl, One Suitcase. She loves design and has studied both architecture and fashion design. She likes to optimize anything she can get her hands on. For relaxation she doodles house ideas and hopes to someday build her own house....

Duration: 00:25:08

027: Megan Hale and the Enoughness Revolution

Who is Megan? Megan Hale is a retired psychotherapist and relationship coach who guides women and couples to transformative love, authentic self-expression, and soul shifting freedom built on truth, courage, and integrity. She’s the podcast host of The Enoughness Revolution, a conversation on creating joy in life, work, and love, and the creator of Wild and Holy Weekend, a biannual transformative retreat for women ready to reconnect with who they are, what they want, and take action that...

Duration: 00:23:01

026: Britany Felix on Living Unconventionally

Who is Britany? Britany Felix is a 30-something woman who wants to inspire you to live the life you truly want to live—not the one you're conditioned to live. She wants to help you find your freedom! In the Spring of 2016, she and her husband quit the highest paying jobs they’d ever had, sold almost everything they owned (including their home), and began traveling the Western United States in their RV. Britany is the host of the travel podcast, Living Unconventionally, and the owner of...

Duration: 00:19:45

025: Katie Galmiche-Hooper on Podcasting and Parenting in the City

Who is Katie GH? Katie is a recent graduate from Northeastern Illinois University, with a degree in Secondary Education and English, and is currently a stay-at-home mom while she tries to land a teaching gig. After having her first baby in May of 2016, she started the New Parent Podcast as a way to give voice to the big, messy, and beautiful transition that happens during the first year of new parenthood. Quotes from Katie One of the big goals of my podcast is to provide a space where...

Duration: 00:28:12

024: Cassie Parks on Lifestyle Design and Money Mindset

The idea of lifestyle design may seem great in theory, but how do you go about achieving your ideal life from where you are right now? A lot of it comes down to clarity, and not just in the generic sense like, I want to be more happy or I want to have more freedom—although these things are equally important. That's why I'm super excited to introduce you to Cassie Parks and her work on lifestyle design strategy and money mindset! She's got some great tools to help you create and realize...

Duration: 00:19:40

023: Lisa Tanner on How to Balance Diapers and Deadlines

How do you balance a freelance writing career with the demands of raising and homeschooling eight kids? That's what I wanted to know when I spoke with Lisa Tanner who owns and operates Lisa Tanner Writing. Her kids range from 18-months old (at time of interview) to 15 years of age. I'm surprised at how this super busy lady had time for this interview at all—but we made it short and sweet so she could get back to it! Having the patience and a sense of clarity on purpose has enabled her to...

Duration: 00:11:22

022: Bridget Nolan Manley on Creating Space for Judgment Free Parenting

Parenting is no easy feat and kids don't come with a guidebook when they're first born. There is obviously no "one-size-fits-all" as everyone grows up in a household with different values, parenting styles and the like. With all the overwhelming parenting advice out there, there's definitely a need for a judgment free space—and Bridget Nolan Manley created the perfect outlet just for that particular purpose. What I love about Bridget's approach is her view on how it takes a village via...

Duration: 00:32:58

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