The Uncorked Conversation with Allyson Scammell
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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Ep #25: Using EFT to Ease Pain + Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

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

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

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.

If you want support in creating your life + business plan for 2019 then join the Ultimate Uplevel: www.shantipax.com/uplevel.

Get the full show notes at: www.shantipax.com/podcast.

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

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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Ep #21: Using Our Inner Voice to Get Crystal Clear On Our Core Gifts

Ep #21: Using Our Inner Voice to Get Crystal Clear On Our Core Gifts

December 6, 2018

This soulful episode is a recording of one of my one-on-one coaching sessions with writer and life coach Jane Bernstein. I coach Jane through the 4-step formula to being in full expression of her core gifts and how to use the voice of her Inner Being to get crystal clear regarding how her gifts want to express themselves right now and to whom.

In this episode, we explore:

  • The 4-step formula to reaching our full, max potential
  • A technique for using our Inner Voice to get real clarity, and
  • How to translate what our Inner Voice tells us into simple, joyful action

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Ep #20: So Thankful I Didn’t Cork Up

Ep #20: So Thankful I Didn’t Cork Up

November 22, 2018

It’s episode #20, so that means it’s time to tell a story. I devote every 10th episode to telling a story. This episode is being released on Thanksgiving day, so I’m going to tell you the story of how I pulled off a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Darfur against all odds and how my core gifts showed up to save the day.

Growing up on a farm with close family ties, Thanksgiving has always been a special time for me. When I was stationed in Darfur, I thought hosting Thanksgiving would be the perfect way for me to reach out and make new friends.

Not everyone thought it was a good idea, and like many of us, I was tempted to cork up. But thankfully I tapped into my core gifts to make it a Thanksgiving to remember.

Get full show notes here: shantipax.com/podcast.

Ep #19: Seeing Our Core Gifts Comes From Believing

Ep #19: Seeing Our Core Gifts Comes From Believing

November 8, 2018

We live in a world that tells us “we have to see it to believe it.” For something to be real or possible or true, we must have proof that it is real or true or possible. THEN, we have permission to believe it.

The core gift process requires us to reverse that thinking to: We have to BELIEVE it to SEE it. We can get caught in the trap that we need to see our core gifts before we can believe they're real. But until you believe in them, you will struggle to see the superpowers that are uniquely and expressly you.

In today’s episode we explore:

  • The responses I hear most often from clients after the first attempt to define their core gifts,
  • What rewards we receive when we believe in our core gifts, and
  • How we can stop second guessing our unique abilities.

Get full show notes here: shantipax.com/podcast.