Becoming an Author and Writing your Book with Writing Coach Dr. Cindy Childress EP: 149

podcast Jul 26, 2023

Have you ever yearned to share your extraordinary story with the world, perhaps through the captivating pages of a book? The thought of becoming an author can be exhilarating, but it's common to feel lost, not knowing where to begin. Doubts and fears may cloud your path, making you hesitate to dig deep and reveal the vulnerable aspects of your journey. 

But fear not, for in today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast, we dive into the art of storytelling and gain valuable insights from the remarkable Dr. Cindy Childress. Her wisdom and encouragement will gently nudge you to take that leap of faith, inspiring you to embrace your fears and share your truth.

So I invite you to listen in as Dr. Cindy and I talk about:

  • Her origin story as a creative writer, which started when she was a second grader
  • How she pivoted from being a certified personal fitness trainer to launching her writing business
  • Landing her first client and where she found them!
  • Transitioning from writing...
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The Downfall of Being a High Performer with Marianne Smith EP: 148

podcast Jul 19, 2023

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, we often find ourselves caught in a relentless cycle of trying to do it all, tirelessly juggling multiple responsibilities without pausing to recharge or find balance. However, this constant hustle can take a toll on our well-being, leading to burnout.

Marianne Smith, well-known in the online coaching space as The Entrepreneur’s Therapist, helps high performers create sustainable peace in their relationships, businesses, and lives. She specializes in working with the unique challenges that leaders and entrepreneurs face mentally, relationally, and in business and has created six-figure businesses of her own in the spaces of both coaching and therapy.

Join me and Marianne as we sit down to have some real talk about: 

  • Her own experiences of working constantly and neglecting personal relationships
  • The importance of recognizing the suffering behind the pursuit of success and the misleading messages about money's ability to bring...
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Loving Yourself Rich with Johanna Gardner EP: 147

podcast Jul 12, 2023

What does it mean to be truly rich? A lot of us would probably define wealth based on possessions and other external factors, but is that all there is to it? Will all the riches in the world make you happy, so to speak?

Today on the show, we’re talking to Intuitive Mindset and Business Coach, Johanna Gardner. For Johanna, true wealth lies within, something that can never be taken away. But it took a lot of difficult and heartbreaking experiences before she got to this understanding, and she has spent the last decade focused on understanding internal richness.

Johanna’s story is nothing short of inspiring, so join us today as we talk about:

  • Becoming a young millionaire with a multi-million dollar real estate business… and the devastating way she lost everything
  • Her spiritual awakening after a car accident at 22 years old
  • How healing doesn’t necessarily take time; it takes a choice, a decision
  • Meeting each other for the first time years ago and how she read...
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When Telling Your Story Feels Like It’s All About You EP: 146

podcast Jul 05, 2023

Embracing the idea that your story can genuinely help others learn and grow is a powerful motivation to share it with the world. Like I always say, when you share your story, you shine a light. Because, really, your story has the power to inspire, encourage, and offer solace to those who may be going through similar circumstances.

And yet, so many stop themselves from sharing their story, thinking they will appear so full of themselves. But choosing not to share your story simply because you believe it's about you would be a disservice to both yourself and others, and I’m here to talk about that today.

So join me as I talk about:

  • The importance of sharing your story from the right perspective
  • My client’s own experience with storytelling and receiving negative comments about it
  • Wearing the hat of showing up for others and playing the role that you were meant to play
  • What it means to truly be a #LIGHTbeamer

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Building a REAL Network Full of Authenticity with Marketing Pro Ben Albert EP: 145

podcast Jun 28, 2023

Forging genuine relationships and connections is important for success, and this is true even in business. Having connections is more than simply exchanging business cards or engaging in superficial conversations. Building real relationships goes beyond transactional exchanges; it involves understanding others, actively listening, and showing authenticity. 

Today’s guest, Ben Albert, is an online marketer turned business owner who realized the power of real connections when he started his own business. He now hosts a network of five podcasts called Real Business Connections and runs a massively successful marketing firm, Balbert Marketing.

My conversation with Ben is so inspiring, and I invite you to join us today as we talk about:

  • His COVID story and how he went from drinking himself to death to taking positive action and removing what wasn’t working for him
  • How dusting off his LinkedIn profile became the start of his entrepreneurial journey
  • His way of bringing...
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Getting to the Root of Self-Promotion with Award-winning Storyteller Adera Angelucci EP: 144

podcast Jun 21, 2023

When we talk about self-promotion, we talk about the ability to engage in meaningful conversations about ourselves with others, enabling us to build connections and establish genuine relationships. By developing this skill, we create an environment where people feel comfortable opening up and sharing their own stories with us. It may not be easy, but self-promotion is something we need to practice to gain confidence and increase our self-worth.

Adera Angelucci, who was previously a guest host on this show (check out episode 139 where she takes over The Inside Story Podcast!!), is back again and talks about self-promotion and becoming comfortable sharing yourself with the world.

It’s always a pleasure having Adera on the show, so I invite you to listen in as we discuss:

  • What self-promotion is and why women should stop seeing it as a negative practice
  • How everyone – including the two of us!! – has moments of self-doubt
  • Her work at Spiro Creative, her love for...
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Imposter Syndrome and Overcoming the Fear of Visibility with Therapist Lexi Soulios EP: 143

podcast Jun 14, 2023

Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon characterized by persistent self-doubt, and it’s a common experience that affects individuals from all walks of life. But it particularly manifests itself among women who aspire to make a difference in the world. Women who are driven to create positive change often find themselves grappling with imposter syndrome, which can hinder their progress and hold them back from reaching their full potential.

Today on the show, we tackle this issue with growth strategist and holistic therapist Lexi Soulios and discuss how much imposter syndrome affects us, and what we should do to push through this thinking and succeed.

Join me and Lexi today as we talk about:

  • The different ways imposter syndrome shows up in the stories of women
  • Why we have to stop thinking so critically about ourselves, and how we should instead, begin observing ourselves in a lovingly curious way that feels safe
  • The belief that we are the only ones for whom things are not working...
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Wellness Equity for Women with Carissa Floyd EP: 142

podcast Jun 07, 2023

Women's health encompasses a broad spectrum of physical, mental, and social well-being, and along with it also comes the issue of chronic pain. This is a complex condition that can significantly impact an individual's daily life, both physically and emotionally, and I know because I’ve been dealing with it since childhood.

My friend and today’s guest Carissa Floyd has been through the same, dealing with illnesses such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and endometriosis. But she found a way to understand her pain, manage her conditions, and improve her quality of life, and now guides her clients in their journey toward mind, body, spirit connection through Pilates.

There’s so much we can learn from Carissa’s story, so I invite you to listen in as she and I talk about:

  • The backstory of Carissa’s own journey with chronic pain
  • How she took her pain and allowed it to make her a better coach and guide for others, not just in Pilates but in life in general
  • Providing...
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Being in the Valley of Life with April Adams Pertuis EP: 141

podcast May 31, 2023

I think anybody will agree with me when I say that life is a journey that’s full of ups and downs. While the highs are easy to embrace, the lows can be quite difficult. However, it’s important to navigate through these low points if we are to grow and move forward.

I recently found myself in one of the many valleys of life, and along with the experience came a myriad of feelings I had to allow myself to feel and acknowledge in order to come to terms with everything that was happening. 

I’m sharing with you my own inside story today, and I invite you to listen in as I discuss:

  • How having teenagers who are growing up too fast is making me face some realities as a parent
  • The changes in my body as I go through menopause, and figuring out how to find the right balance for me
  • How my business is also transforming and becoming more and more aligned with the goals I’ve set for myself
  • What I did to come out of this valley as I realized that I am not in control,...
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Walking the Camino de Santiago with Lisa Corrado EP: 140

podcast May 24, 2023

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James, is a famous pilgrimage route in Europe that leads to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Pilgrims embark on the Camino for various reasons, such as seeking spiritual growth, self-discovery, or simply enjoying the adventure and camaraderie of the journey.

My friend and our guest today on the podcast, Lisa Corrado, is currently on her Camino de Santiago journey. I caught up with her as she was taking a few days off from her walk, and learned more about what this pilgrimage means to her, and what it has done for her.

I invite you to join me and Lisa today as she shares with me:

  • Why she felt compelled to go on the Camino de Santiago
  • The best and worst days of her journey so far
  • What it has been like meeting new people, discovering their stories, and finding out the common thread that goes through everybody’s stories
  • How she’s continuing to...
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