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

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

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

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

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

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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Ep #25: Using EFT to Ease Pain + Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

February 6, 2019

When I first discovered EFT, I thought it was weird. The blogger who introduced it to me - who I followed religiously - suddenly seemed crazy. But I was intrigued, so I gave it a try with an open mind. Today, I use EFT every day both in my life and as a coach.

This is the second episode of a 2-part series where we explore the discomfort associated with growth and how to ease through it. In ep #24 we chatted about how to identify whether the discomfort is coming from the head or the heart. In ep #25, we explore how to use EFT to flow through the discomfort.

In today's episode, I share:

  • A technique to identify the limiting beliefs that are blocking your growth
  • how Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, can dissolve those thoughts, and
  • how EFT eases the painful emotions the thoughts trigger.

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Ep #24: Fear vs. the Discomfort Resulting from Natural Growth

January 31, 2019

You’re ready to uplevel and take bigger risks, but you don’t. Why?

We often stay in our comfort zone because we fear the discomfort associated with going bigger. But if we stay in our comfort zone for too long and something bigger is aching to get out of us that eventually feels much, much worse.

Today's episode is the first in a 2-part series where we’ll explore the discomfort associated with growth and how to ease through it.

In this episode, ep #24, we delve into the different types of discomfort we can feel when we uplevel. In ep#25, I'll take you through the most powerful tool I know of to ease through the discomfort, Emotional Freedom Techniques (or EFT).

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Ep #23: Crafting Plans that Thrill + Produce Big Results

January 8, 2019

Planning is a thrilling, creative process where we look into the future to contemplate life's infinite possibilities. Proper, soul-guided planning is an essential part of growing or scaling up your business or reaching those highest life and career goals.

When planning falls off our agenda, it costs us valuable time, resources, and effort. Without a good plan, we feel scattered.

In this episode, we'll walk through how to make the planning process a thrilling part of your every day routine so that your plans consistently lead to big results and ultimately to your highest, long-term goals.

We also explore:

  • What happens when you do and don't plan
  • Why you should always build failure into your plans, and
  • The 5 elements to crafting plans that both thrill and produce BIG results.

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Ep #22: Using Your Core Gifts to Increase Your Income

December 20, 2018

One of the biggest struggles that the soul-guided entrepreneurs I work with encounter is making consistent income selling what their soul is guiding them to offer. It's easy to burn out and feel defeated in offering up - in the form of sales - our core gifts to the people we feel called to serve.

In this episode, I sit down with expert business coach Patty Lennon to discuss how tapping into our core gifts can increase our income. We take apart what it really means to run a soul-guided (or soul-infused) business and how to get your brain on board with your soul's plans and intentions.

Patty is a business coach, keynote speaker and best selling author that inspires audiences to lead and sell with passion and purpose.   She is an expert business coach that believes our businesses are not only a way to make money and contribute to our fellow humans but also a conduit for our soul’s evolution.

My discussion with Patty explores:

  • The need for white space in your calendar
  • How being your true self not only serves your audience better, but will make you more money
  • How to work less hours for more profit by limiting distractions and creating a soul guided business plan

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