008 :: ashley beaudin on leading with encouragement + loving through the little things

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Ashley is...

the founder of Fire and Wind, Co. She is a leadership mentor for women, a heartfelt community builder and one of the most important gifts she brings to our world is her capacity to encourage those around her. I found Ash through her twitter party, #fireandwindco, which she hosts every Tuesday at 9pm ET. I fell in love with her vision and that's why I wanted her on the show.

In the episode we talk: the pros and cons to rebranding, putting connection over numbers, challenges that arise when you're committed to being in alignment with your truth and so much more. I'm super excited to share this one with you! If you haven't already, check it out.

My biggest takeaways:

  • "We don't need another template, we need you." Somewhere along the way, so many of us decide that the only way people will love us or the only way that we'll find success is if we water ourselves down, leave out a few pieces of ourselves, wear a mask or mold ourselves into what we're told we need to be. This is a myth. We have enough of the same; what we need is your whole self.
  • "What's burning inside of you? What must you share with the rest of us?" This is a beautiful place to start, restart or come back to when thinking about your purpose or mission in this life.
  • "Make time to dialogue with your heart. Your heart is the biggest resource you have." This one speaks for it self. A friends of mine sometimes asks me: "How is your heart?" Personally, I think that's a question we should constantly be asking ourselves and others.

Mentioned Resources:

  • During this episode, Ashley mentions The Firework Box, an encouraging box subscription that she created. These are no longer available, which is sad BUT one of her newer offerings, The Living Room, is like a digital version of what we talked about, but seems even better!   
  • Heather Crabtree, Business Mentor for Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Hannah Brencher, Founder of The World Needs More Love Letters 

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let me know in the comments below or zip me a tweet @andrearanaej!

007 :: berni xiong on redefining what it means to be brave, successful + impactful

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Berni is...

the founder and owner of Brave Bear Media. She is an author, coach, consultant, speaker and Reiki Master amongst many other gifts and talents. She is committed to helping lone entrepreneurs speak up, stand out, and change the world.

In this episode we talk about how Berni redefined success for herself through first unlearning what she already knew, ways you can measure your impact that are just as effective and necessary as tracking your income and the methods for self-care that she uses in order to sustain her work.

To go deeper into Berni's world and join the Brave Bear Community, check out bernixiong.com.

Golden Nuggets:

  • Unlearn what you've learned about success and redefine it for yourself.
  • Get to the truth of what really matters to you.
  • What is your why underneath the why?
  • "If I died to tomorrow, would I be happy with the impact I made today?"
  • "Those people who are going to hear your message, need to hear your message."
  • "You owe it to yourself to speak up and stand out about who you are."
  • "Integrity, to me, means 'What am I here to do?'"
  • Take 5 minutes a day to be still.
  • "Too often, we get caught up in wanting to be everything for everybody because we're afraid it means we're not good enough."
  • "Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head." - Ann Landers
  • "Get your power back!"

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006 :: ev'yan whitney on embracing the taboo in service of sexual liberation

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Ev'yan is...

a sexuality doula. She supports women in stepping out of their sexual shame and into their erotic power. She does this by facilitating, educating and empowering women to step away from the things that keep them from being sexually free.

In this episode, we talk about her journey to this beautiful work she does with her community, how she approaches her partnership with her husband and her friendships outside of her coaching work and the self-care practices that make her feel nourished and free.

You can find her and all of her social media profiles at sexloveliberation.com.

Golden Nuggets and Resources

  • "I have to allow this work to unfold the way it needs to."
  • "Resistance can be a warning sign... Is this healthy resistance or is this resistance hindering the work?"
  • "Intuition has been driving the ship, curiosity has been my map."
  • "My sensitivity is a superpower."
  • "That intuition – that deep inner knowing is a superpower."
  • Always remember to be playful and curious.
  • You can't be your own support system. Lean on the resources around you.

 

005 :: bari tessler on crafting the methodology behind the art of money

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Bari is...

a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach and Mama-preneur. Bari’s gentle, body-centered approach weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. She is the founder of The Art of Money: a global, year-long money school, which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps. Bari is also the Author of her upcoming book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press on June 14th, 2016.

You can connect with Bari at baritessler.com.

Golden Nuggets + Takeaways:

  • An amazing way to learn and grow: find a mentor.
  • Your community is a wild resource as you’re growing yourself + your movement. (click to tweet)
  • “No matter what background you come from, there’s beauty and pain in all of it.” (click to tweet)
  • “We all have missing ingredients in our relationship with money.”
  • Dream of writing and publishing a book? You don’t have to do it alone. (click to tweet) Hire a cowriter, find a literary consultant, get an agent, partner with a publisher that feels aligned with your values, lean on your community.
  • You have the right to hold strong onto your vision. (click to tweet)
  • Continuously define and redefine the best business plan/business model for you and your community.
  • Be “mama bear protective” of your time for self-care. (click to tweet)

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004 :: dr. neha sangwan on transforming the health industry + living from your values

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Neha is...

the CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence. She's an internal medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert. Her private practice and corporate consulting focuses on empowering individuals, organizational leaders, and their teams with the tools for clear, effective communication. She addresses the root cause of stress, miscommunication, and interpersonal conflict, often healing chronic conditions such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

You can connect with Dr. Neha at doctorneha.com, Twitter and Facebook. Check out her book Talk Rx: Five Steps To Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness here!

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003 :: ashley marie wilson on being a mama, wife, rebel + visionary and making it all sacred

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Ashley is...

a Brand Writer and Marketing Strategist and the Founder of Sacred Rebel. Sacred Rebel is a space for visionaries, creatives and movement builders to cultivate purpose-driven strategies. Ashley and I first connected over her mission/vision + our dedication to Moroccan Mint Tea (yummm).

Is Ashley's philosophy your cup of tea too? Go hang out with her on Twitter and Instagram!

Golden Nuggets:

  • "Visionaries are rebellious people that have something sacred sitting inside of them."
  • "If it's hard for me it's probably because I'll need to teach somebody else the details."
  • "If I'm drained, I'm not gonna be any good for my family or for my clients."
  • "True professionalism is excellence."
  • "Whatever you're doing, be excellent in it." (click to tweet)
  • When it comes to self-care: "No matter what you do, the world can wait."
  • "Yes, you have a community that you serve, but at the end of the day if you're not okay, everything you produce is not going to be of it's highest value."
  • Before you dive deep into branding, ask yourself: "Why should people care?"
  • "If you want something that's sustainable. If you want something that could really change your life and have where it's real and not just on a whim of popularity, you have to be more than just the logo or the business card – you have to have a voice."
  • "Why would I ever make myself small so that somebody else can wrap their minds around what I do?"
  • "I want to do my business in a way that shows that you can love God with all your heart and still be a fierce business woman."
  • On the fear of giving everything away: "Don't be stingy with what you have to teach or offer or share."
  • "Honor what you've been called to do." (click to tweet)

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002 :: mira joleigh (of #ambitionista) on being a radical introvert + using intuition as your guide

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Mira is...

a life coach for ambitious women in their 20s based in Los Angeles and the founder of the #Ambitionista movement. She's free spirited, radically adventurous and and INFJ.

You can connect with Mira on twitter @MiraJoleigh or on Facebook.

Golden Nuggets:

  • "If you're harboring some big picture vision for yourself that you're still afraid to step into, you're not the only one and that's normal."
  • "Intuition is not a thinking process, it's a feeling process."
  • "If what you're doing feels good, do more of that. If what you're doing feels bad, do less of that."
  • On social justice and privilege: "Just the fact that I am white gives me this invisible pass to all of these things in the world and even the ability to not have to think about race at all."
  • "Whatever you're afraid of right now is probably the very next thing you need to conquer."

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001 :: vasavi kumar on living unapologetically, taking a break + coming back with integrity

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Vasavi is...

often described as "your kick-in-the-pants guide en route to your desired destination.” She is a licensed social worker, special education teacher, and a certified coach. Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” and was on VH1’s Basketball Wives where she coached one of the main stars of the show. She truly believes that with impeccable character, work ethic, and unwavering values, you can do, be and have anything you want. 

Connect with her at VasaviKumar.com + facebook.com/VasaviKumarCoaching.

Golden Nuggets:

  • Vasavi took a sabbatical for most, if not all, of 2015 and the three lessons she learned were this:
  1. "You cannot get anywhere in life and have it be sustainable if you do not have solid character."
  2. You must figure out what you value most in your life.
  3. Defining your boundaries in business and life is everything.
  • I asked Vasavi: "What helped you cultivate the trust you have in your voice?" and she responded, "Well, all of the other voices around me sucked."
  • "We would be happier as a human race if people learned to acknowledge themselves and were not so needy for external acknowledgement."
  • On being told what you should be doing: "Until they are in your situation, they need to shut the fuck up."
  • "You are not tied to your online life."
  • "You're opinions do not pay my bills."

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