What is Your WORD of the Year? EP: 066

podcast Dec 22, 2021

Preparations for the upcoming holiday celebrations are in full swing, and it’s too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. But just before we usher in the New Year, I’m inviting you to join me as I pause and look back at 2021, and look ahead to 2022 with equal amounts of hope and excitement.

The internal exercise I share with you on today’s episode for choosing your word of the year is meant to be an intentional practice. It asks for a deep examination of what happened this past year, and calls for a bold vision of what you want your life to look like in the next 6 to 12 months.

So grab your pen and paper and get ready for meaningful reflections as I share with you:

  • My 5-step exercise for coming up with your word of the year, that has really become a goal-achieving machine for me and can work in the same way for you
  • How your word can impact not only your goals and the way you see yourself, but more importantly, how you make decisions as the...
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Welcome to 50: What I’m doing to embrace the aging experience EP: 065

podcast Dec 15, 2021

It’s a big day for me because today, I turn the big FIVE-OH!!

Yes, it’s my 50th birthday and I’m spending part of my day with you because you’ve been a big part of my journey and what I’m grateful for.

And now that it’s here, what does it actually feel like to be 50? How should I approach aging, and handle all the thrills and frills (and body aches and pains!!) that come with it?

Join me today as I share with you:

  • How I’ve come to understand my boundaries and taking time to nourish my mind, body, and spirit
  • What I’m doing to age better in a healthy way while accepting the body I have at 50!
  • The way I’m owning the fact that I have something to say, and why I’m elevating my voice and encouraging other women to do the same
  • How having an attitude of gratitude changes everything

I’m looking back at the last fifty years with love and gratitude, and I look forward to the next fifty filled with hope that even better days...

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Fine to Fabulous with Sheryl Morley EP: 064

podcast Dec 08, 2021

Today’s episode is the second in a series of interviews with the women of the LIGHTbeamers Author Program -- a special book project that’s going to shine a light on 15 women and their empowering stories of courage, perseverance, and overcoming adversity.

Sheryl Morley is the founder of the Fine2Fabulous Movement, owner of the Institute of Wholistic Health, and an expert in the areas of happiness and fun! She is also a member of the Network Marketing Million Dollar Hall of Fame, and a top leader for more than 30 years in her industry. Her mission is to be a mentor to other women who want to live their best lives -- physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Join me and Sheryl and she shares with us today:

  • Her backstory growing up on the farm and becoming Taco Bell Sheryl with no self-confidence
  • The transformation she went through after listening to a cassette tape (yes -- that long ago!!) her mom insisted she listen to
  • Finding a mentor and influence who shaped...
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The Leveraged Business: Getting to 7 figures with Business Mentor Fabienne Fredrickson EP: 063

podcast Dec 01, 2021

I have always been an advocate for women using their voices and skills to make a big impact in the world. But so often, we get caught up in the drudgery that we forget what significant actions we should take to make our businesses, and our personal lives, thrive.

Fabienne Fredrickson is a powerful catalyst for solo business owners who seek to make the greatest impact they can in their work all while creating certainty in their business and financial security in their lives. She believes that when women make their own money (and lots of it), they experience a profound feeling of safety in their life allowing them to take up more space in their families, their communities, and the world.

Listen in on today's episode as Fabienne so openly shares with us:

  • What the Boldheart Business Program is all about and what we should be doing to have our businesses run smoothly
  • The importance of community and what it means to be welcomed home
  • The different stages of The Leveraged Business -- and...
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The Healing Journey of Stories EP: 062

podcast Nov 24, 2021

Storytelling is a powerful tool.

When done with intention and purpose, telling your story can help you heal from past traumas, hurts, and experiences you'd rather forget. It allows you to release the feelings and energy associated with an experience. And it lets you move out of that space of isolation, which we retreat to when we keep our stories to ourselves.

But how do you begin this process and journey of healing? Where do you start? How do you even identify what stories you need to tell for you to heal?

I invite you to listen to today's episode of The Inside Story Podcast as I share with you:

  • What it looks and feels like when a story still has a hold on you
  • How you can begin to look at your story objectively to have better perspective on the whole experience
  • Why doing the LIGHTbeamers book project has become my own healing journey

I'm inviting you to do this work with me: to begin looking at your stories and knowing how they can be used in a positive way.

And if you need...

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Accelerator Spotlight: Phyllis Pieri

When someone has a career in the same industry for over 30 years, they are worth a closer look! This is a person who has stamina, passion, and a whole-lotta wisdom to share! 

Let me introduce you to Phyllis Pieri - a franchising expert who helps people start, build, and buy franchises. But there is so much more to this story than just business (there always is!) -- Phyllis knows exactly where this passion comes from, and much of it was instilled in her at a very young age. 

Phyllis also has a big heart for helping more women start their own businesses (using the franchise model), for as you'll read below, her story took her down the path of single momhood and owning her own business is something that saved her during a difficult time! 

Inside our Community, we've watched Phyllis show up on message over again -- there's no question she knows what she's talking about and the passion she carries for her work is palpable. 

These are the people we love spotlighting on...

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Turning Positivity into Possibility with Trainer Dane Boyle EP: 061

podcast Nov 17, 2021

“Wake up and be AMAZING!!”

If you’ve been in my Community long enough, you’ve probably seen or even heard these words more than just a few times in our space. And this wonderful line that carries so much positive energy with it always comes from our resident motivator, Trainer Dane Boyle.

Trainer Dane is a life coach and personal trainer who aims to empower Gen Xers to rediscover their purpose and passion. He believes that confidence, self-care, and self-esteem are what we need for us to live our best lives.

Join me and Trainer Dane today on the podcast as we talk about:

  •    His father, who’s a huge part of why he does this fitness work and overall wellness
  •    How women need to find their identity and purpose again when they reach mid-life, and remind themselves how special they are!!
  •    Aging with awesomeness, and the importance of having your mind, body, and spirit connected effortlessly
  •    The impact of making...
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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Talia - Love the Skin You’re In EP: 060

podcast Nov 10, 2021

I find it fascinating when I meet women who have turned their weaknesses into strengths, because their transformational stories are ones that inspire, encourage, and impact others in a big way.

Skincare and wellness advocate Stephanie Talia joined the LIGHTbeamers Community to learn storytelling and use it to reach and help more people. And two years later, I’m proud to introduce Stephanie as one of the women who answered my call to step into their brave and share their stories through a collaborative book project.

Today’s episode is the first in a series of interviews with the women of the LIGHTbeamers Author Program -- 15 individuals ready to share their stories to let other women know that they are not alone on their journey.

Join me and Stephanie as we talk (and laugh -- a lot!) about:

  • Why she never shared her story before, and why she’s doing it now
  • Her reason for starting Stephanie’s Mindful Solutions and why being “mindful” is such a big...
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Strategic Storytelling EP: 059

podcast Nov 03, 2021

Storytelling has always been an important part of our whole human experience. It’s how we connect with people, build relationships, and make sense of what is happening to us and around us.

But it’s not always easy to tell our story. And we don’t always know how to tell our story in a way that will get our audience to listen and understand what we want to share.

So how do we do it? What kind of storytelling should we be doing for us to engage our audience?

Tune in to today’s episode as I share with you:

  •    What strategic storytelling is
  •    2 tips for telling a strategic story
  •    A simple 3-part exercise that will help you craft your strategic story

Learning how to structure your story and share it in a way that can capture your audience are key pieces in strategic storytelling. I invite you to start practicing this today because it's going to take a lot of work and dedication. But I tell you, the reward will be great...

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Writers Write, Speakers Speak EP: 058

podcast Oct 27, 2021

Have you ever wanted to become a speaker? A writer? Where are you on your journey to becoming the speaker or writer you’ve always wanted to be? Have you even taken the first step to fulfilling your dream?

On today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast, I’m sharing with you my thoughts and my own inside stories on what it really takes to become a writer and speaker.

Join me as I talk about:

  •    What’s stopping most women from pursuing their dreams of being a speaker or writer
  •    How perfectionism can take away from the whole experience
  •    My favorite books from Anne Lamott and Julia Cameron that have helped me on my writing journey and hone my creativity
  •    What you have to do to start working your way towards your dream (it’s pretty simple, but not very easy!!)

Sharing your story through the written or spoken word is an important part of building and strengthening your community. Whether you want to be a writer...

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