The Uncorked Conversation with Allyson Scammell
Ep #35: Creating From Your Edge

Ep #35: Creating From Your Edge

April 18, 2019

Creating from your edge has many layers. On the one hand, it’s traveling to the outer edges of your comfort zone and creating from that space - pushing your outer limits. But it’s deeper than that. It’s also traveling to the outer edges of the collective consciousness to create whole new designs, ideas, solutions, and ways of doing things.

In today's episode, we explore exactly what it means to create from your edge. We explore how to identify your natural tendencies: Do you like to play it safe, or do you prefer to dangle on the brink? And in that, I offer a balanced formula for when to share and when not to share your edge with your target audience.

In today’s episode we explore:

  • What it means to create from your edge and how you benefit
  • When to do it and when to reign it in, and
  • How to create from your edge

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Ep #34: When Your Biggest Dreams Get Scary

Ep #34: When Your Biggest Dreams Get Scary

April 11, 2019

You have dreams. The smaller ones are important. The bigger ones mean so much that they scare you. They scare you because of their bigness and the impact that you know they can make.

On your path to chasing your biggest dreams, a piece of you will say: give up, it's too big, and slow back down. But that's the last thing you should do.

This episode is about what to do when your dreams get very big. I recorded it on my iPhone when I was home on my family farm in South Dakota preparing for one of my biggest dreams - my Whispering Wind Buffalo Retreat that will take place here this summer.

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Ep #33: Creating Content That Sings to Your Ideal Audience

Ep #33: Creating Content That Sings to Your Ideal Audience

April 4, 2019

We live in the Information Age. That means we are consuming more content on a given day than any other time in human history. So if you're the creator of the content, the question becomes: How can I rise above the noise?

Content includes everything from blog posts to podcast episodes to Facebook Lives to newsletters. It's the information we send to our audience so they can get to know us and what we offer. It's a huge part of building a successful business in the 21st century.

Creating content that rises above the noise and sings to your ideal audience is the topic of this week's episode. It's all about getting clear about who we're creating for, asking the right questions, and infusing our core gifts.

In today’s episode we explore:

  • Clearly defining your ideal audience
  • Creating content directly in service to your ideal audience that sings
  • Infusing your core gifts into your content + taking it to the next level

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Ep #32: Igniting Your Creativity Through the Heartspace

Ep #32: Igniting Your Creativity Through the Heartspace

March 28, 2019

This week, I am experimenting. For the first time, I recorded this entire episode once without any editing. The reason why is because we're exploring how to spark your creativity by creating from the heartspace. I offer 3 simple steps to create from the heartspace, while at the same time being an example of how it's done.

Creating from the heartspace allows you to take your life and business to the next level of abilities and possibilities as well as create from a higher energy frequency. The 3 steps of instruction I offer are composed of only six words. Find out what they are.

What you will discover:

  • How you amp up your creativity when you create from the heartspace
  • Ways to quiet your thinking mind, and
  • The 3 simple steps - composed of only 6 words - to create from the heartspace

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Ep#31: Using Inspirational Card Decks to Live with Greater Intention

Ep#31: Using Inspirational Card Decks to Live with Greater Intention

March 21, 2019

From intention to meditation to oracle to tarot, card decks are everywhere right now. The reason they are only growing in popularity is because they are a beautiful way to cultivate mindfulness and live our lives on purpose.

With so many choices, it can be hard to know which cards are best for you or where to start. In this episode, I ask the creator of the May You Know Joy card deck Adrienne Enns about how to choose the right deck and use cards as part of our daily spiritual practice.

Adrienne Enns is Chief Joy Curator at her company, May You Know Joy. Adrienne inspires and empowers people to live intentionally and create their lives on purpose everyday. She offers workshops, coaching and has created a product line including the intention cards we’ll be discussing today.

In today’s episode we explore:

  • What oracle or intention cards are
  • Various ways to use cards in your daily spiritual practice
  • How to use cards to live a life of greater intention in life and business

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Ep #30: Trusting Your Intuition During Life’s Dark Times

Ep #30: Trusting Your Intuition During Life’s Dark Times

March 14, 2019

It’s episode #30, so that means it’s time to tell a story. I devote every 10th episode to telling a story. Twenty one years ago, I had everything going for me. I also had a big decision to make. Should I pursue the lucrative job I had been offered, or chase my dream half way around the world?

In a moment of unexpected clarity, my life became crystal clear. I had all the answers I needed. That is when I first experienced the power and soul guiding force of intuition. Even though everything fell into place like magic, it was not a fairytale. I began to doubt. Why had I done this? How was this going to lead me to doing the work I so desperately wanted to do?

After a very dark season, spring came. With spring, my vision cleared once more, and I saw the benefit of those dark times. I have lived a very intuition driven life since then, and can now appreciate that even when the intuition is strong, life is not always easy. 

In this episode, I explore:

  • The difference between the voice of our intuition and that of our thinking mind
  • What we gain from life's darkest hours, and
  • How to trust your intuition even when it leads you through times of struggle

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Ep #29: Using a Spiritual Discipline to Connect to the Soul of Your Business

Ep #29: Using a Spiritual Discipline to Connect to the Soul of Your Business

March 7, 2019

Morning routine. Miracle morning. Soul session. There are many ways to describe the process of getting still and connecting to your soul and guides to receive guidance and live more intentionally.

I love the idea of calling it a spiritual discipline as our guest Steph Lagana describes it. There is no right or wrong way to do it. There is no need to be productive. There is no expected output. It’s embodying a connection and receiving whatever may be nourishing to your soul in any given moment.

Steph Lagana is a national security nerd turned business strategist and spiritual teacher. She helps highly sensitive women get more clients and grow their business in a way that supports their soul. In this episode, Steph and I explore everything from being an empath in a warzone to using a spiritual discipline to connect to the soul of your business. We also explore:

  • What a spiritual discipline is and how to start one
  • How a spiritual discipline can work for you in your life + business, and
  • Why smaller answers are as good or better than big ones

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Ep #28: Managing + Growing a Thriving Side Hustle

Ep #28: Managing + Growing a Thriving Side Hustle

February 28, 2019

Many of us receive a calling to do something more than our day job offers us at some point on our path. But changing directions mid-career can be difficult.

A great way to tip your toe in new waters without quitting your job or assuming a big financial risk is the "side hustle." Pursuing a side hustle on the side of a day job or other main effort can be a great way to earn more money, pursue a passion project, or build a business.

Side hustles are the new rage, but what are they really? This episode teaches you what a side hustle is and what it is not. You'll learn whether or not you're a good candidate to start a side hustle and why.

Side hustles are about much more than making money. A thriving side hustle can be the first step in using your core gifts to serve your ideal audience in new and exciting ways. 

In this episode, we explore:

  • the difference between side hustle and hobby,
  • the big benefits you receive from a side hustle, and
  • how to build a thriving side hustle without burning out.

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Ep #27: Creating the Perfectly Productive Home Office

Ep #27: Creating the Perfectly Productive Home Office

February 21, 2019

Does clutter greet you every time you sit down to work? Do you wish you had a more inviting home office but feel like you just don't have the time to create it? Then this episode will surprise you.

Get ready to clear off that desk, tidy your drawers, and develop a plan to keep your work space functional. It's easier than you think and won't steal time from "more important things." In this episode, I chat with professional organizer Jeni Aron who tells us how keeping an orderly work space will not only lead to more joy, but greater business success.

Jeni Aron has been running Clutter Cowgirl, a professional organization business in NYC, since 2003. She helps clients create peace and order in their homes and in their lives. In 2015 she launched Styled by Jeni to further help clients with their wardrobes and with the way that they see themselves. Jeni's favorite part of her job is laughing with clients and helping them realize that they absolutely can overcome whatever challenge is currently making them feel stuck.

In this episode, we explore:

  • Techniques for getting rid of stuff that you no longer need
  • How to create the perfectly productive home office, and
  • Resources that will provide you new inspiration for your space

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Ep #26: Creating the Space for Big Success

Ep #26: Creating the Space for Big Success

February 14, 2019

We have big dreams. We want to get that book published, give that Ted talk, and sell out whatever it is we're selling. And it can feel dispiriting when our dreams feel far away from our current reality.

But here’s the most important question to ask on your journey: Have I made the space in my life for my biggest dreams to arrive? Have I made room for them to land?

We live in the Information Age – a time when it’s easy to overly pack our schedule with endless distractions, leaving no room for anything new (not even the stuff we want the most). The trick to allowing in success is to make the space for it to arrive

In this episode, we explore:

  • Why we must make space before we can welcome in bigger growth or success,
  • How to create that space, and
  • The magical world of white space

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