In this two hundredth episode of the High-Performance podcast, Angela's guest is Dr Jolene Brighten a women's hormone expert and leading authority in women's medicineIn this in-depth interview, she talks about oral birth control and its impact and explains the crucial role of hormones for women at differing stages of life as well as the influence of changing environmental factors on hormonal healthDr Jolene is passionate about women having the right information and being empowered to take control of their health and shares great content about how women can be better informed KEY TAKEAWAYS Doctors put women on the pill to regulate periods but you aren't actually having a period from the menstrual cycle and you are being put on a medication that can mask symptoms PTOS is a lifelong chronic condition and you have to put work and effort into keeping it in remission With a chronic condition, your body is faster signalling and you have an opportunity to be in tune with yourself and take the actions that help you to thrive Oestrogen and progesterone are both needed to protect your body and mind but they need to be in balance Your body is designed to create and grow life and to do that you have to be in tune with the environment if the environment has endocrine disruptors then there is an impact There is research that indicates being part of a community around and following ovulation helps with progesterone levels Women are more empowered to take care of themselves and speak up for themselves, asking more questions There have been shifts in every aspect of life that have impacted the endocrine system and hormones Bioidentical progesterone therapy in perimenopause to help with symptoms New research indicates that mortality rates are affected by the loss of hormones Eat a wide variety of vegetables and nutrients that help the liver to effectively detoxify oestrogen pathways The foundational blocks for your hormonal pyramid are your adrenal glands and insulin BEST MOMENTS ‘Testosterone replacement therapy is important in women's health but often overlooked ‘Your adrenals are everything when you go into menopause' ‘Climate change and its issues are acknowledged but it's not recognised that this impacts women's hormones' ‘The cost of the individual over community has been women's health' RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE Free Ebook Dr Brighten's Post-Birth Control Syndrome Detox Diet Quick Start Guide https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet/ Beyond the Pill - Dr Jolene Brighten Is This Normal? - Dr Jolene Brighten https://drbrighten.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drjolenebrighten/ Black Friday Offer: Get 2 Weeks Free Trial Of Angela's Membership The Female Biohacker Collective angelafoster.me/fbc VALUABLE RESOURCES High-Performance Health Podcast Series -https://angelafosterperformance.com/podcasts/ Biohack Your Way to Your Best Self - Join My Exclusive Female Biohacker Collective – angelafosteracademy.com/female-biohacker-collective-enrol Get a free health check and personalised report www.yourtotalhealthcheck.com Watch my Free Masterclass on how to master your metabolism -www.angelafosteracademy.com/master-your-metabolism Download my free Guide to Harmonising Your Hormones -www.angelafosterperformance.com/hormones Download my free Fasting Guide - www.angelafosterperformance.com/fasting/ Download my free Guide to Sleep Like a Boss -www.angelafosterperformance.com/sleep Join my free Facebook Community -www.facebook.com/groups/femalebiohacker Get my bestselling book Rethink Health - https://amzn.to/3vbzYOV ABOUT THE GUEST Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is a women's hormone expert and prominent leader in women's medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology, and clinical sexologist, she takes an integrative approach in her clinical practice. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones through her website and social medical channels. She is the best-selling author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth. Dr. Brighten is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women's health. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors, and Therapists. Dr. Brighten serves as a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, Elle, and ABC News. CONTACT DETAILS www.drbrighten.com Instagram Tiktok Youtube ABOUT THE HOST Angela Foster Angela is a Nutritionist, Health, and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance. After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind: To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful, and limitless life. Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices, and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance. 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Lumi Pelinku is an astrologer, energy healer and transformation. She's been working in the field over the past 10 years and has partnered with brands such as Well + Good, Brides, Cosmopolitan, Chloe, Shape Magazine, The Observer, Nylon and more. Every year we bring on Lumi to help us make sense of the past year, and look ahead to what to expect in the new year. We talk: + Big themes to expect in the new year for our country + How she predicted a change in women's rights and issues this past year + Eclipses and what impact they have + The Pluto return for the US and what it means + How astrology works to give us insight into the world and ourselves We also break down, sign by sign, what you can expect in 2023. Here are the time codes to hop to, by sign: Aries – 19:44 Taurus – 21:00 Gemini – 22:10 Cancer – 23:30 Leo – 25:00 Virgo – 26:40 Libra – 27:45 Scorpio – 29:35 Sagittarius – 33:00 Capricorn – 35:31 Aquarius – 36:30 Pisces – 37:49 Follow Lumi on Instagram here, and check out how to work with her here. Follow me on Instagram here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wegottatalkwithsonni/support
We're back!! Topics include grocery shopping on Thanksgiving Eve, Elon Musk & the Twitter Blue debacle, French, a very deep dive into Replika (a sex-geared AI chatbot), Jeanne's favorite (so far) episode of Law & Order SVU (Season 11 SPOILERS), Saturday morning Cycle Bar, passive aggressive emojis, Patriot Mobile, and some real advice about spending holidays with the racist in-laws. PLUS, a Dec. 2005 Cosmopolitan magazine advises us on “How to Handle His Flare-Ups." And finally we F*k/Marry/Kill, 3 cringe millennial words.
Mike Gardon was a hardworking type-A professional trader and entrepreneur. But he found real fulfillment when he stopped making decisions with his head and began making them with his heart. Now, he's joining us for a frank conversation on the power of teaching our kids entrepreneurship, the importance of work-life balance, and how to live a life you're proud of. Mike Gardon is the founder of multiple successful businesses, an investor, a Digital Media Executive, and most importantly - a husband and father. He is currently the CEO of Rejoin Media, a holding company for digital brands and businesses. He is also the Executive Editor and Host of the acclaimed Careercloud Radio podcast. Mike is an advocate for remote work and intentional work-life integration. He runs his teams remotely from the beautiful (and affordable!) Midwest, where he resides with his wife and three young boys. You can read Mike's writing and media mentions on investing, startups, life and work across the internet on these sites: The Simple Dollar, Reviews.com, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo News, GoBankingRates, Ask Men, Cosmopolitan, Discover Financial, The Penny Hoarder and Good Financial Cents. Design your dream life Things seemed like they were progressing in Mike's life. He was a young futures trader in Chicago taking risks and learning a lot. But he describes his time in trading as mediocre - because his heart wasn't in it. When he read The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, he had a powerful realization that sometimes you have to take steps backward in order to propel yourself forward. Abandoning his expectations for a linear career path, Mike quit his trading job the very next day and got his MBA, beginning a career in content marketing. He eventually founded ReJoin Media to grow digital brands in a conscious and thoughtful way. He also hosts the Careercloud podcast, created to help listeners design the dream life and career of their choosing. Early in his career Mike looked around him and didn't feel aligned with the expectations of corporate America. Rigid and unforgiving, these positions often demanded a workaholic attitude and a neglect of the day-to-day activities of family life. He decided to envision a life he could be proud of and tailor his career to fit his personal goals. More and more entrepreneurs are choosing their career steps to complement an integration with work and life - and this trend is not going anywhere! Mike Gardon built multiple successful businesses around the importance of being present for his wife and his three sons. The best ideas are inspired In addition to his work in digital marketing and investing, Mike Gardon also founded Quotebook, a keepsake journal created out of a desire to preserve his own family's memories. Early in his marriage to his wife Stephanie, Mike realized the importance of showing up. Stephanie attended Medical School and did her Residency while Mike's career was taking off - leaving them exhausted and disconnected. They were collapsed on the couch after a long day when Stephanie blurted out something funny about the cheese balls they were snacking on. After Mike rushed to write it down, he conceived of the idea to write down the moments that matter. Now parents of three young boys, Mike and Dr. Stephanie Gardon write down the hilarious things their sons say, reading them aloud at bedtime. It helps them bond over the humor of everyday life. The boys even learn the power of entrepreneurship through helping Mike fulfill orders for Quotebook - mastering lessons about money, marketing, customer service and follow-through. The Gardons also donate part of the proceeds of Quotebook to fight the opioid crisis, giving opportunities for essential and life-saving services to those who need them. The Quotebook journal is tailor-made to help other families remain close even when life gets rushed. When discussing Quotebook, Mike Gardon reminds us that the best business ideas connect us to our humanity! Everything Mike does, he does with heart. After listening to this episode, you'll be inspired to design a life you're proud of! Quotes “I'm big on figuring out what type of life you want, and then figuring out how to build that.” “I say ‘work life', instead of ‘career', because I think our work and our lives are really integrated.” “I had to find what I didn't want, and build a company that gave us flexibility and ease to be parents, husbands and wives, instead of our goal being to grow-grow-grow all the time.” “I always have this battle between being aspirational and shooting for the moon, and finding balance. At the end of the day, what our people are after is flexibility and opportunity. If I can provide that, I'm pretty happy!” “I've stopped being hyper-rational and thinking about the numbers. This doesn't come naturally to me; I've worked with a coach on it. As I've led with the feeling, it's led me in a good direction.” “Quotebook was born out of something deeply personal. Before my wife and I were married, I was trading and she was in medical school. We came home and we were so tired. We could just collapse on the couch and inevitably someone would say something funny. Now, we read these funny things and get transported back to that moment. Now we have kids, three young boys, and they say funny things. We even read from it at bedtime.” “I used Quotebook to teach my kids about entrepreneurship. You have to risk something, talk to people, get feedback and understand how people will use it. It's been this cool mentorship path with my kids.” “The funny moments are what we look back on and remember.” “I don't want [my kids] to think about how to be a success. I want them to think about, ‘how can I enjoy my life?'” “Big decisions like what to do with your life - I don't think you can just think your way through that.” Links mentioned in this episode: Visit Mike Gardon's personal website at https://www.michaelgardon.com Listen to Mike as he hosts the Careercloud radio podcast on their website: https://www.careercloud.com/careercloud-radio Contact ReJoin Media at https://www.rejoinmedia.com/ Learn more about the Quotebook journal on the website: https://quotebookjournal.com/ Connect with Mike Gardon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgardon/
Tara Schuster had a rough childhood. By her mid-twenties, she was checking all the boxes on the outside but she was falling apart on the inside. Once she hit rock bottom, she began the process of rebuilding herself, essentially giving herself the parenting she'd never received, in order to start becoming the person she wanted to be. Her story and her process line the pages of her runaway hit, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, where she shares all the ways she learned to put herself back together. Guest Bio Tara Schuster is an accomplished entertainment executive turned mental health advocate and best-selling author. She is the author of the forth coming Glow in the F*cking Dark, and the runaway hit, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, a finalist for Goodread's Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020. It was selected by Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Goop, Publishers Weekly, and many more as one of the best books of the year on mental health and self-care. Previously, Tara served as vice president of talent and development at Comedy Central, where she was the executive in charge of such critically acclaimed shows as the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Key & Peele. She has contributed to InStyle, The New Yorker, and Forbes, among others. She lives in Los Angeles. For episode homepage, resources and links, visit: https://kristenmanieri.com/episode220 Learn more about coaching: Kristen@kristenmanieri.com Mentioned in this Episode Guest's book: Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who's Been There https://www.amazon.com/Buy-Yourself-cking-Lilies-Rituals/dp/0525509909 Guest's website: http://www.taraschuster.com/ Host Bio Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me. Learn more about coaching: Kristen@kristenmanieri.com Connect with the 60 Mindful Minutes podcast Web: https://kristenmanieri.com Email: Kristen@kristenmanieri.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60MindfulMinutes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenmanieri_/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kristenmanieri/
Suzanne discusses non-monogamy, also known as polyamory, and gender, sexuality and relationship diversity with sex educator Gigi Engel. Suzanne also talks about the concept of Scarcity Thinking when it comes to time and money. A liberating show! Our guest today has many liberating viewpoints—but first, I share with you some ideas about the dreaded ‘Scarcity Trap'… it could be tripping you up if you feel like you never have enough time or money. Some liberating thoughts to open your mind about your busy-ness! Speaking of liberation, do you fully embrace your gender? Would you consider being non-binary, or ‘gender fluid'? Sex Educator Gigi Engel shares some truly enlightening thoughts about the process of finding one's precise place on the gender spectrum. Then she moves on to a more in-depth conversation about polyamory, another term for open marriage. This non-monogamy is certainly out there in our culture, though little spoken of, it seems. So we have a chat about it—and I share some of my own experiences about this. Bottom line: it's not for everyone. But is it for you? Among other things, we discussed: What's it truly mean to be non-binary What is the difference between open marriage and non-monogamy How to find the right therapists if you're interested in these options What MUST be present for open marriage to work First critical steps for those exploring open marriage What to expect if you open your marriage This is a particularly info-packed conversation… so dig in and enjoy! Here's to you and your personal self-expression—and love! My best as ever, Suzanne RESOURCES Scarcity; Why Having Too Little Means So Much Suzanne's blog, Not Enough Time or Money? Could it Be the Scarcity Trap? Miss Gigi Engle website Gigi's Book, All the F*ing Mistakes; A Guide to Sex, Love and Life Where to find Sex Educators in US College of Sex and Relationship Therapists in the UK Non-Binary Joy book Trans Sex book Bi book OUR GUEST Gigi Engle is a certified sex educator for 3Fun and award-winning author of All The F*cking Mistakes: a Guide to Sex, Love, and Life. Gigi's work regularly appears in many publications, including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Women's Health. Her articles have been shared over 150 million times. In 2019, Gigi was named Journalist of The Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards.
Dr Borger Welcomes Dr Alexandra Stockwell to the Aesthetic Doctor Podcast for a conversation on Feeling Beautiful. Listen as they discuss what makes people feel beautiful and how to cultivate feeling beautiful. Known as “The Intimacy Doctor,” Alexandra Stockwell, MD is a Relationship and Intimacy Coach, and an Intimate Marriage Expert who specializes in coaching educated, successful couples to build beautiful, long-lasting, passionate relationships. She is the bestselling author of “Uncompromising Intimacy,” host of The Intimate Marriage Podcast and creator of the Aligned & Hot Marriage program. For over 20 years she has shown men and women how to bring pleasure and purpose into all aspects of life-- from the daily grind of running a household to intimate communication and ecstatic experiences in the bedroom. A wife of 26 years and a mother of 4, Dr. Alexandra believes the key to passion, fulfillment, intimacy and success, isn't compromise--it's being unwilling to compromise. Because when both people feel free to be themselves, the relationship becomes juicy, nourishing, and deeply satisfying. Dr. Alexandra has been featured in the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, USAToday, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, thriveglobal, mindbodygreen, FOX NEWS NYC, and Disruptors Magazine named her one of “30 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2022.”
Today's guest I had on the show previously, although we only had a brief conversation since it was recorded live at the Health Optimization summit in London. I knew I had to have her back on the show to go much deeper into her expertise and the vast knowledge she shares in regards to women's health and our biology. My guest, Dr. Jolene Brighten is a board certified naturopathic endocrinologist, clinical sexologist, and prominent leader in women's medicine. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women's health. Dr. Brighten is also part of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and ABC News. Her mission is to give you all of the resources you need so you can take control of your hormones and health. Her most recent book, Beyond the Pill, walks you through the steps needed to figure out your particular hormonal imbalance and offers guidance on her signature protocols to get you on your way to a healthy cycle, quickly. In this episode we talk about: What you are experiencing, is it normal The importance of knowing our cycle and how to track it Which hormones we should be paying most attention to The certain testing we should do and how to ask for it How women can best optimize their health What is PCOS and what to know Why the thyroid function so important For full show notes and episode resources head to: https://ericalippy.com/dr-jolene-brighten2/ Listen to Dr Jolene Brighten's previous episode: https://ericalippy.com/dr-jolene-brighten/ Find our guest at: Dr. Jolene Brighten | Website , Instagram , Facebook Buy her book: Beyond The Pill Shop Dr. Jolene Brighten products and supplements: Shop here Follow me on Social Media: Your Host: @ericalippy Podcast: @passionlovepursuit Facebook YouTube PASSION LOVE PURSUIT PODCASTS: https://ericalippy.com/the-podcast/
Scarlett V Clark is the award-winning founder of the UK's number one female empowerment organisation. Smart Girl Tribe boasts a top-rated podcast and a bestselling book The Smart Girls Handbook. Scarlett has personally worked with HeforShe alongside Emma Watson, UN Women, the Houses of Parliament and the British Council. As well as being regularly featured on TV and in major publications including the Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and the Metro among others, she is an ambassador for the NSPCC, female empowerment expert for Harvard University and a UK delegate for the United Nations. Host: Jamie Neale @jamienealejn Discussing rituals and habitual patterns in personal and work life. We ask questions about how to become more aware of one self and the world around us, how do we become 360 with ourselves? Host Instagram: @jamienealejn Podcast Instagram: @360_yourself Music from Electric Fruit Produced by Tom Dalby Composed by Toby Wright
Dating. It's either fun or the bane of your existence. Whatever happened to the good old days of waving a magic wand and meeting Prince Charming. LMAO. Yeah, keep dreaming men. It's time to do the work and make those relationships happen. What better way to celebrate the 200th episode of 40 Plus: Gay Men, Gay Talk than to have a candid conversation about Cupid's Arrow with Michael Kay, Head of Global Communications at OKCupid, where love and dating are their hearts desire. Take a listen as we explore what really can make your dating life lead you to the man of your dreams. Make sure you listen until the end where Michael offers up an exclusive offer for listeners for 40 Plus: Gay Men, Gay Talk. About Michael Michael Kaye is the Head of Global Communications at OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating apps, where he leads PR programming in the United States and for countries across Europe, the Middle East and Oceania. He was previously a Product Communications Manager at LinkedIn and before that, the Senior Global Communications Manager at OkCupid. Michael has been featured in ABC News, Ad Age, Business Insider, Bustle, CBS, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Elite Daily, Forbes, Good Morning America, The New York Times, PR News, PRWeek, VICE and The Washington Post. He's won several industry awards, including PRSA-NY 15 Under 35 Winner 2021 and more. Connect With Michael Special Offer For OKCupid - email@example.com Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Hey Guys, Check This Out! Are you a guy who keeps struggling to do that thing? You know the thing you keep telling yourself and others you're going to do, but never do? Then it's time to get real and figure out why. Join the 40 Plus: Gay Men Gay Talk, monthly chats. They happen the third Monday of each month at 5:00 pm Pacific - Learn More! Break free of fears. Make bold moves. Live life without apologies P.S. get your free My Bold Life Manifesto, right here - rickclemons.com/manifesto/ You can also listen to the podcast on…
Maria and Julio are joined by Daniela Pierre-Bravo, reporter for MSNBC's Morning Joe, to discuss her new book, “The Other: How to Own Your Power at Work as a Woman of Color.” They talk about overcoming imposter syndrome and biases within our own communities. They also unpack the inequities and systemic issues in workplaces that contribute to feelings of otherness for Black and brown women. ITT Staff Picks: “Consider our desire to be acknowledged for what we already are—Americans, plain and simple. We want to contribute, continue developing our professional aspirations, and give back to the country we grew up in and love,” writes Daniela Pierre-Bravo in this piece for Cosmopolitan. “Regardless of occupation, Latinas generally make less money than their peers, earning 54 cents for every dollar earned by non-Hispanic men,” writes Gwen Aviles in this piece for NBC News. Chabeli Carrazana reports on the COVID-19 workforce, which was mostly composed of women of color, for The 19th. Photo credit: Courtesy of Daniela Pierre-Bravo
Unbeaten lightweight contender Michel Rivera is this week's guest on The PBC Podcast. The ultra-confident Rivera breaks down his showdown versus fellow unbeaten rising 135-pounder Frank Martin Saturday, December 17 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas in a Premier Boxing Champions headliner live on SHOWTIME. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal discuss the return of Gervonta "Tank" Davis and, in this week's Toe to Toe segment, list the five greatest performances of Davis' career. For show notes and more info, click here: https://www.premierboxingchampions.com/podcast
James Barnard is a logo designer, freelancer, design educator, dad and owner of Barnard.co. He specialises in designing brand identities and logos with meaning. James got his start in graphic design more than a decade ago, working in the publishing industry. He has designed creative content for some of the UK's biggest titles, including The Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Men's Health, Empire, Cosmopolitan, The Times and many more. These days he runs his freelance logo design business from the Gold Coast, Australia, after emigrating from London in 2021. He has a ridiculous variety of skills in design software, which he aims to pass on to the next generation of designers through his social platforms. -------------------------- In today's episode, we cover: Meet James and his origin story James's experience meeting Chris Do! Feeling comfortable in his process as a designer Favorite projects he's worked on Plagiarism check your designs Advice for anyone looking to get into design Creating educational content vs. content that will attract potential clients Predictions on the future of marketing on TikTok Feelings on using Instagram vs. TikTok ----------------------- RESOURCES: Kiss My Loops - TikTok Video Training The Futur YouTube Channel ----------------------- Guest info: For more on James, you can find him @barnardco on Instagram and on TikTok. Head over to barnard.co to check out his portfolio and services. ----------------------- WORK WITH MKW CREATIVE CO. Connect on social with Michelle at: Kiss My Aesthetic Facebook Group Instagram Tik Tok ----------------------- Did you know that the fuel of the POD and the KMA Team runs on coffee? ;) If you love the content shared in the KMA podcast, you're welcome to invite us to a cup of coffee any time - Buy Me a Coffee! ----------------------- This episode of the Kiss My Aesthetic Podcast is brought to you by Audible. Get your first month free at www.audible.com/kma.
Nikki Gal is a former fashion model, entrepreneur, mental health advocate, speaker, content consultant and designer. Since quitting her career as a fashion model in 2018, she has created her own success as a entrepreneur of digital design company See Thru Nikki, founder of mental health advocacy non-profit and podcast Raw Talk with Nikki Gal, founder and designer of intimates line, Gal Intimates, founder of content and branding consultant company, Galvanize by Nikki Gal, as well as founder of photography/film company, Shots By Gal. Nikki Gal as well as her works have appeared in Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, CIO Today Magazine, The Sun, Daily Mail, Page Six, as well as television program, Good Morning America. Gal's mission is to encourage all women that they are capable of every dream they put their mind to and to never limit themselves- anything is possible. Learn more about Nikki in this recent article. Website: seethrunikki.com Instgram: @seethrunikki
On this week's episode we breakdown feminine burnout, how it affects our sex lives, and what we can do about it with Dr. Jordin Wiggins.Dr. Jordin is a Naturopathic Doctor and Feminine Burnout & Intimacy Coach. She is the CEO of the Pleasure Collective, a coaching community for CEOs and founders who want to be as badass in the bedroom as they are in the boardroom. She is the author of The Pink Canary, an investigation into the hidden secret to optimal women's wellness and podcast host of The Pleasure Principles. She is a regular contributor to articles and TV, including Cityline, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post, advocating for women's health and right to pleasure. Dr. Jordin gets it, because she was there too. A burnt out, divorced, owner of a 7 figure women's health clinic, feeling stuck and uninspired. Combining her years of medical and holistic knowledge with personal experience and exploration, she unlocked her desires, attracted her reality as a fulfilled CEO, mom, stepmom, doctor, friend, lover, and women's wellness advocate. She believes that great sex is just the beginning - everything comes when you learn how to receive: better sex, better health, more wealth.Links:Website: https://www.thepleasurecollective.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjordinwiggins/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drwigginsnd FREE Online Community: https://www.thepleasurecollective.com/pleasure-mindset-bootcamp @badassbasicbitch
This week on Maximum Mom, your host Elise Buie joined Stacey Freeman.Stacey is a New York City-based writer and journalist and the founder of Write On Track LLC, a full-service consultancy dedicated to providing high-quality content and strategy to individuals and businesses.She has written extensively on lifestyle topics including career reinvention, health and wellness, personal finance, divorce, and parenting. Her work has been published or syndicated in The Washington Post, The Lily (published by The Washington Post), Forbes, Entrepreneur, MarketWatch, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Town & Country, InStyle, PBS' Next Avenue, AARP, SheKnows, Yahoo!, MSN, HuffPost, Popsugar, Your Teen, Grown & Flown, Scary Mommy, CafeMom, MariaShriver.com, and dozens of other well-known platforms worldwide. And is frequently called on for her expertise and insights and have been quoted in media brands such as The New York Times, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, and SheKnows.A storyteller at heart, Stacey also writes engaging personal essays and reported pieces on her clients' behalf for submission to well-known magazines and newspapers boasting a global readership. With Stacey's guidance, industry experience, and proven track record, her clients have seen their bylines, backlinks, and quotes appear in highly recognizable names that include Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, MarketWatch, The New York Daily News, American Bar Association, Above the Law, Yahoo, MSN, PBS' Next Avenue, HuffPost, ParentMap, Marin Magazine, Marin Living, Better, Your Teen, Scary Mommy, and Mantra Wellness.Her book, a memoir-in-essays, is scheduled for release in November 2022 from Unsolicited Press. Waking up every day to do what she love allows her to bring that same energy to her clients as she advises them on building their businesses and personal blogs to boost website traffic. She helps her clients grow their presence and increase brand recognition by creating valuable SEO-rich website content, compelling profiles and bios, winning ad copy, and eye-catching press releases. Over the years, and as a direct result of her legal education, life experience, and voice in the divorce community, Stacey developed a subspeciality working with family and divorce and estate planning lawyers. By capturing each law firm's unique tone using education, example, and story, Stacey connects potential new clients with the legal professionals best-suited by skill and personality to represent them.9:35 a book about betrayal 11:08 the blog: an online resume13:55 a book deal16:17 figuring out your tolerance level29:38 keeping a connection 31:52 tips for co-parentsListen to the podcast here.Watch the interview here.Subscribe to Maximum Mom on your favorite podcast player, so you never miss an episode!Sign up for the Maximum Mom newsletter!
In this episode, we interview Kelley Kitley, an Illinois based Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field for over 20 years and owns her own private practice, Serendipitous Psychotherapy. Kelley is a sought after speaker and media expert, author and producer. She wrote and self-published an award winning, Amazon best selling autobiography, My Self. Kelley also produced a short film called GRAY AREA with her husband, adapted form her own book. She travels the country and uses her film to educate others about mental health. Kelley is known as Chicago's go to expert on mental health and is a regular contributor to daytime television and talk shows. She has been featured on the TODAY show, CNN, The Drew Barrymore Show, and Tamron Hall. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Shape, Cosmopolitan and the Washington Post. Currently, she is a weekly mental health expert contributor for NBC News Daily. We ask her hard hitting questions (like what exactly is gray area drinking and what are the symptoms of postpartum depression) and do a deep dive into all things related to treatment for gray area drinking, postpartum depression and ways to help others when we see signs of these two issues. For more information about Kelley Kitley, LCSW, please visit her website at: www.kelleykitley.com. We will be posting more information on the therapy topics we discussed in our Instagram stories so give us a follow over there at @therapy_podcast_.
I'm excited for you to listen to our Classy Career Girl Podcast interview today with Susan Hyatt. Susan wrote the bestselling book BARE that has inspired women all over the world to stop shrinking their bodies and start expanding their lives. Susan Hyatt has 15 years of experience as a Master Certified Life and Business Coach - helping thousands of women get more of what they want. She has been featured on national TV and in magazines like O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Woman's World and was a finalist for the Athena Award, recognizing leadership in the field of women's empowerment and entrepreneurship.
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Stephanie Campos is an astrologer, witch, and healer. She's studied the mystical arts for over a decade from studying the stars, mediumship, palm reading, tarot, Reiki, curanderismo, EFT tapping and more. She's passionate about being of service and helping others heal. Stephanie is also a writer and editor. Her work has appeared and been featured in Cosmopolitan, Well + Good, Vogue, Bustle, Refinery29, among other publications. In This Episode: We talk about the Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus that happened on 11/8/22 the same day as the Midterm Elections. Stephanie and I have a huge announcement! We share about The Witching Hour Show and our intention for starting it. We share our astrological big 3. Stephanie shares about Astro-tapping which is her unique offering of astrology and EFT tapping combined. We share how the idea for the show came about because of Gisele and Tom. We give you a little glimpse into what the show will be like. Stephanie and Laura share their eclipse stories. We talk about some things to come in 2023. Full Show Notes: THE WITCHING HOUR SHOW PATREON Stephanie Campos's Instagram Stephanie Campos Website ORDER MY BOOK HOW TO MANIFEST Laura Chung Instagram Laura Chung Tik Tok Laura Chung's Website YouTube Channel Ceremonial Cacao for 15% off use code: AWAKEN Awaken and Align Instagram Awaken and Align Website The Werk Podcast Website Bi-Monthly Moon Circles via Patreon Connect with Awaken and Align: If you enjoyed the podcast and you feel called, please share it and tag me! Subscribe, rate, and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Your rating and review help more people discover it! Follow on Instagram @awakenandalign Let me know your favorite guests, lessons, or any topic requests.
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Your vibe matters, especially when it comes to your business…the success you do or don't have, the stress you do or don't feel, the people you do or don't attract. It all comes back to the dominant thoughts, emotions, and actions you have as a business owner and how they are playing out in your business. In this episode, I'm breaking down why your thoughts and emotions matter to your business success, how to know what your dominant vibration is, and steps you can take to raise your vibration and become a high vibe magnet for your business. “The work that is involved, when we talk about your vibration, your frequency, it is a continuous process… This needs to be your new focus, your new habit.” - Shawn Mynar “Your thoughts dictates your emotions.” - Shawn Mynar “Like attracts like, so your dominant emotion is your attraction point.” - Shawn Mynar “If you want to change that attraction point, you need to change your thoughts to change your emotion to change your vibe.” - Shawn Mynar “It takes consistent ongoing work, with a huge side of patience to break them up and dissolve them and change your narrative, change your beliefs.” - Shawn Mynar FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT BELOW: 0:00 Your vibe matters, especially when it comes to your business. The success you do or don't have, the stress you do or don't feel, the people you do or don't attract. It all comes back to the dominant thoughts, emotions and actions you have as a business owner and how they are playing out in your business. So in this episode, I'm breaking down why your thoughts and emotions matter to your business success, how to know what your dominant vibration is, and steps you can take to raise your vibration and become a high vibe magnet for your business. So stay tuned. 0:43 Hey there, I'm Shawn Mynar, and this is unstuck entrepreneur. I'm a former nutritionist who turned a struggling stressful nutrition practice into a thriving freedom build online business, where I work from home and my sweat pants while reaching and helping 1000s of people all at the same time. Now I'm obsessed with showing other heart centered coaches, practitioners and solopreneurs how to build a business and life they love. Consider this podcast your safe space to learn both the inner work and practical strategies required to build the impactful profitable business of your dreams, no hustle, grind, or long hours required. That's right hustle culture, not welcome here. Let's get into today's session. 1:27 Hey, Hey there friends. Welcome back to the unstuck entrepreneur podcast. I am Shawn, your host on each and every episode. So happy to be here. So grateful to have you check it out. The show means so much to me all of your support. So we got to talk about your vibe today. More importantly, your vibe as it relates to your business. What this will require from you is some honesty, I need you to be super honest with yourself, as we're going through this conversation so that you can change things if things need to be changed, which let's be honest, we all probably have some things to work on. And in a lot of cases, and a lot of the people that I work with, the vibe that you're bringing into your business is one of those things that needs some work. So we are going to do that together today. Before we get into it a little update on what to expect from me and the show as we head into what is known as the holiday season. For many of us, I am going to take a little bit of a podcast break in the month of December, I have now been podcasting for almost eight years straight. And I've never taken a holiday break. I've only taken a few breaks total at all, maybe two or three. And I've always kind of provided some best of episodes in that time. But I'm not going to do that this time because a few reasons. First of all, not that many people listen to podcasts over the holidays, the month of December has notoriously been the lowest download month in the last seven December's that I have been podcasting. And for good reason. We got other stuff going on, and travel and you know, holiday stuff, holiday gatherings. So it's a good time to just take an actual break. And also, it's a good time to allow you all as listeners to catch up. I hear from a lot of you actually that you're a few episodes behind, at least in trying to catch up. But then there's a new one every week. And so you never actually get to, this is your chance to catch up and get on track so that when the show comes back in January, you'll be ready to go. You'll be right on target and back to listening as they come out. So that is the plan for the month of December. I will be doing quite a few things on the back end. First of all, I will still be on Instagram all the time, I will still show up in your inbox once a week with some valuable tools and resources for you. So if you're on my email list, you'll still be getting your Wednesday emails. And if you're not, well, hey, get on over there. Shawnmynar.com We'll give you the resources to do that. And then you can we can still keep in touch. But also I'm taking an actual real vacation like nothing on the calendar. Nothing I have to do to be honest. Even for my honeymoon, I still had to work a little bit so I still had to bring my computer. I still had to check in on some things when 5:00 wasn't that great, but I had to do it, I don't have to do that for this vacation. So taking a real vacation, which is exciting. So I'll be doing that in December. And also I'm taking on a major undertaking, that will be an incredibly expansive opportunity for me and my business, that's going to be happening in December. And I really want to make sure that I have the space and time I need to be able to do that to its maximum capacity. And I'll let you know what that is and how it's going and everything when I come back in January. So I'm not just keeping you out of the loop entirely, but want to get some under my belt before I give you an update. So that's what I'll be doing in December. And I'm really looking forward to that a little break is always a good thing. And a reminder, if you need a break, it's okay, you can take a break, whether it's because of the holidays, or just because you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Go ahead, take a break, it's not going to mean your business is doomed forever, or anything like that. It's okay. All right, let's get into talking about your vibration. I've talked about this a number of times here on the unstuck entrepreneur podcast, it's a major theme we have going on here. So it's gonna be a little bit of review for some of you. But it has been a while since I've dedicated an entire episode to talking about your energy, your vibration, your frequency, what you're attracting, into your business into your life, it goes for all aspects of your life. But of course, we're going to talk about it specifically as it relates to your business, because that's what we're here to do. And it's something I see often, like I mentioned at the top of the episode, that is a sticking point for a lot of my clients. And it's something that is entirely in your hands to change. And when you change this one thing, gosh, the other things that will change, along with it is absolutely fascinating to see to witness and my clients, but also to have experienced myself all the time. You know, it's almost like a constant thing. And that is something we have to talk about is that the work that is involved, when we talk about your vibration, your frequency, it is a continuous process, it's not something that you can kind of focus on for a day or a week or a month, and then go back to your old habits, this needs to be your new focus your new habit. And we'll get into that and some ways that you can do that. First, let's talk about what I mean. When I say your vibe, a lot of you have probably heard this before, whether it was from me or someone else who's into the quote unquote woowoo, you may have heard or seen the good vibes only like T shirts, or bags or journals or whatever, that kind of stuff, it's out there. And what's important to note, first and foremost is that while this may sound kind of in this, quote, unquote, woowoo space, keep in mind, this is just science. Everything that I'm going to talk about with you today is backed in science, quantum physics, to be exact. And actually, it's pretty practical when you really think about it. And of course, I will simplify it as much as I can and make it as practical for you as possible. Because I think that helps a lot even for me who's into the woowoo. I also like to think about it in this practical sciency sense, as well. So quantum physics tells us that everything is made up of energy, both the things that you can see feel, taste, touch, and the things that you can't, the chair you're sitting on the tree in your front yard, the apple you eat. Those things are made up of energy, but so are things like your thoughts, your emotions, I'll get into that. That's what is important for this particular conversation. Everything is made up of these tiny particles and sub particles vibrating at different speeds. The different speeds are known as frequencies they are measured in hertz and that is 10:00 Known as the law of vibration, quantum physics also tells us that like frequencies are attracted to each other, and that is what's known as the law of attraction, which is all the rage these days. So like I said, in this episode, we're focusing on those emotions and thoughts, which we now know, carry a vibration, they're vibrating energy. Now also important to point out the relationship between thoughts and emotions, right here, right now, your thoughts dictate your emotion. So when you hold a thought, for more than a few seconds, or if you have a thought that is repeated, which, like, I think there's some stat that's like 80% of our thoughts are just repeated every single day, which is fascinating, and not that great, but it is what it is, we as humans are a little nuts sometimes. But anyway, so if you hold a thought for a few seconds, you create an emotion around that thought. 11:15 So for example, in the business space, what I hear some of you, business owners saying, or thinking, really saying to yourself, I don't know how to do this. 11:28 Now, this could come with a side of overwhelm, or frustration, it could be like, Ah, I don't know how to do this. 11:37 But it could also come with a side of curiosity, and determination, hey, I don't know how to do this. Like even the inflection that I give in my voice, you can tell the different emotions that I am having, because of that thought. 11:56 So that thought, and really, if we go back even further, the beliefs that you have that sparked that thought, are what will create the emotion around it, the emotion that goes through your body, which then now you have created a frequency a vibe, and that is what we're really getting at today. Now, another example, I might fail at this. A lot of business owners, one of the prime fears of a business owner is failing. 12:30 So I might fail at this. That could be fear, like, oh, my gosh, I might fail at this. 12:38 I might fail at this. 12:40 But it could come from a place of contentment, I might fail at this. 12:46 Do you see the difference? Again, in my inflection, you can see how we can say the same words, we can have the same thoughts, but they are with a completely different vibe attached to them. And then we take it one step further. And you can see how that spirals forward into the actions that you take. Because of that thought, emotion combo. They're completely different actions based on what's going on how you're perceiving that thought and the emotion that comes up because of it. So I think we can all agree that if you're overwhelmed and frustrated, you're not gonna really do anything productive, you're gonna be like, making poor decisions, and like trying to figure everything out on your own, and like coming up with nothing, and just giving up and going and doing something else and talking yourself out of whatever you are up to. It's kind of this spiral downward, I guess we could say. Now, if you're curious or determined, 13:51 then the actions you take are going to look a lot different and will move you forward. So if you're curious and determined, then you are going to sit down focus, figure it out, call someone get some help, see who's done it before, and learn from them and figure things out. So I don't know how to do this, that first example has completely different paths of action, based on your emotion. Now, let's take it even a little further. And think about the most likely outcome that would happen. If you're approaching something with the thought of, I don't know how to do this. And you're overwhelmed and frustrated. What do you think is gonna happen to that person? I mean, quantum physics tells us that this person's now going to attract situations that continue to feed into that overwhelm, and frustration. They'll struggle, they'll come up against all kinds of blocks and problems. Okay, so now let's switch it and think about the 15:00 person who has that same thought, but whose dominant emotions are curiosity and determination, they're going to be presented with situations that fulfill that curiosity and build up that determination. They'll have opportunities for growth, they'll be presented with solutions to problems they're having. They'll have experiences that help take them to the next level. Pretty nice, right? All right. So now let's think about the next example we had. If the person who's thinking I might fail at this is consumed with fear. What do you think's going to happen, 15:41 they're going to attract more situations that are scary, that bring up that fear, more situations where they could fail, 15:52 they'll continue to feel stuck, they'll continue to freeze instead of taking action. And they'll probably have a lot of challenges along the way. 16:05 Now, the person who approaches that thought with contentment will attract more peaceful situations, more scenarios for learning and growth, more things falling into place, issues being resolved, more random opportunities to keep that level of contentment. So how can I sit here and make these predictions about these people and their scenarios, because of their vibe, remember, both your thoughts and emotions have their own frequency of vibration, and will attract more of the same because like, attracts, like, so your dominant emotion is your attraction point. And quantum physics shows us that that frequency, that is your dominant emotion, is what you will continue to draw to you. 17:02 And your dominant emotion we now know is dictated by your thoughts. So then if you want to change that attraction point, you need to change your thoughts, to change your emotion to change your vibe. Okay, it really had to lay that whole foundation. Thanks for sticking with me. I hope that makes sense. So now let's talk about how this specifically works in your business, because, like I said, I mean, I am connecting with people like you all day every day, which is like the best thing ever. But what I notice is their emotional state where they are putting their attraction point. And it is an very emotionally charged place for you know, new business owners or want to be business owners to be, of course, rightfully so. Personally, I think being a business owner has probably been one of the most emotional journeys of my entire life. So I get it, I feel it, I have felt most of what you're feeling, I have been in all the vibes 18:21 that could possibly be when it comes to my business. And it is a place that has, like I said, at the beginning, an opportunity to change and to grow out of. And that's why I want to talk about it here. And why talk about it so much. Again, in my personal experience, it has absolutely transformed my life, not to mention my business, not just in the success of it, but in how I approach it, how it feels to me how I decide what to do or not do my stress levels, which are super important to me that I keep as low as possible. And I want that for you to I think that's possible for all of us. And I want you to have the tools, you need to make that the case for you as well. So here's the question then when it comes to your business, what would you say is your dominant emotion I'm going to read off a list of possible emotions is not all the emotions in the world. But a list of some This was originally created by Abraham Hicks. I've read this list before in a very early episode of unstuck entrepreneur. It also is available to you in holistic business starter we go over it and do some of the work in there as well. But it has this list of emotions that are in order from lowest frequency of vibration to highest frequency of vibration, and you'll notice that the higher the vibe gets, the more 20:00 I don't want to say positive or negative or anything like that, because emotions are just emotions. But you may feel like the more desirable that emotion would be for you. So let me read these off, I'm gonna go from lowest frequency of vibration, up to highest. So we'll start at the bottom with fear, grief, despair, and powerlessness. And I think we can all agree that fear is a big part of being a business owner of the things that we do in business, the new stuff we have to learn, and put ourselves out there and be willing to fail and be willing to be imperfect and all those things. So notice that fear is a low frequency of vibration. Okay, one step up, we have insecurity, guilt, and unworthiness. Then we have jealousy. 21:00 Next, we have hatred, and rage. One step up from that we have anger, and revenge, then we have discouragement. 21:13 After that, blame, one step up, worry. 21:19 One more step up, doubt. 21:23 Next, disappointment, 21:27 then overwhelm. 21:30 Then we move into frustration, irritation, and impatience, 21:36 pessimism, 21:38 then we move up to boredom. 21:42 Next is contentment, 21:45 then hopefulness. 21:48 Then we get up really high into positive expectation, belief, and optimism. 21:57 One more step up almost to the top of this frequency scale is enthusiasm, eagerness, and happiness. 22:08 One more step, passion. And then the final rung on the frequency ladder, joy, appreciation, empowerment, freedom, and love. Now, I do have this scale available to you as a download, you can go to Shawnmynar.com/emotion. And get that. And I would really highly recommend that you print it out and keep it somewhere that you are when you do your work, when you work on your business at your desk, or at your coffee table, or kitchen table or something like that, wherever you are, keep it there and reference it. Because that's really the whole theme of this episode is that this needs to become a part of your everyday life where you are building awareness around how you're feeling. So that is a list of some of the possible emotions and their frequency of vibration. And then knowing that what else you could attract that is of like, vibration, and how that would look and feel to you. So again, when it comes to your business, what would you say is your dominant emotion, and this is where we get honest, and really think about it, and see what kind of vibe you're bringing into your business. Now, very important point here. This is not to say that having a lower vibe and motion is bad or shouldn't happen. Or if you do feel that way, your business is doomed and you should just quit right now. That is not at all what I am saying we all have our days or weeks or months, where we're not feeling it. And that's okay, where you're you are in fear or doubt or overwhelm. That is okay, that is part of being a human. That does not mean that that is what you're going to attract forever and you're never going to get out of this spiral. 24:18 It is okay to have a variety of emotions. That is why I put in front of the word emotion, your dominant emotion because yes, I mean, I all the time have times when I'm overwhelmed or I do have doubt or I do have fear, but my dominant emotion when I think about all the time I spend working on my business and connecting with you and doing things in my business and creating content, my dominant emotion art isn't those things. My dominant emotion is joy, and passion and happiness and love and excitement, those kinds of higher vibe things. And so what is it for you 25:00 And like I said, Trust me, I have been in the place where my dominant emotion was doubt 25:06 when my dominant emotion was fear, or where my dominant motion was overwhelmed, or unworthiness or all these things that we can feel as a business owner, and that is okay. And that is why we're having this conversation, because now it is something that we have built awareness around. And that is so incredibly important. And now, the question, obviously, is, how do you change this? How do you quote unquote, raise your vibration? As I'm sure you have heard before? 25:39 The easy answer, change your thoughts. Now, is this easy? Absolutely. Not. Not even remotely? I think that is, again, one of the themes of this entire podcast now 170, something episodes in is how do we do that? What does that look like? What does that feel like? How is it even possible? And of course, the answer is yes. But getting back to that conversation that we had earlier, your thoughts stem from your beliefs. Now your beliefs are ingrained in your subconscious mind and have most likely been there, since you were a child. It takes consistent, ongoing work with a huge side of patience, to break them up and dissolve them and change your narrative, change your story, change your beliefs, see what you do want to believe versus what you don't want to believe, and realizing that you have the power to decide that it doesn't happen overnight. It is a process it is something that takes consistent attention, and awareness and action. I've been at this for six years, probably continuously, and I still do mindset work. Pretty much every day, I still write my journal, I still meditate, I still have those moments where my ego gets ahead of me. And I start buying into all those false stories. And then I have to bring myself out. That is normal. We have very deeply ingrained beliefs in our subconscious programming that do not go away overnight, or even in a year or five years, or 10 years. So this is where I want to continue doing these kinds of episodes, so that you can be reminded of the work that is a consistent practice. And when you make it a consistent practice, practice, what can and will change for you, like, literally, everything has the ability to change for you, all stemming from this work. So let me give you a few ideas of ways to get started in this whole change your thoughts thing, which is this huge, huge endeavor. But there are a few places to start, I'm going to sound like a broken record to those of you who have been listening to the podcast for a long time. But again, it's a reminder, a little nudge for you to try these things or get back to doing them if you haven't or just a refresher of what is and is not working for you. First of all, I've already said it, meditation is so important to doing this for a few reasons. First of all, it just gives you a break from that mental chatter from that ego voice that is the one that has these thoughts and then determines how you're going to feel what emotions you're going to have because of that thought. So just being able to quiet the mental chatter for a little bit and have a break makes such a big difference. And when you do that, then you also develop your ability to hear your intuition or your inner voice. And that is what then can come through. And if you've had that connection with yourself before, then you know that your inner voice is always really calm and really knowing and has that peace and e is. So your inner voice basically is always high vibe. So it allows you to connect with that piece of yourself with which instantly increases your vibration because your emotions change. Your thoughts change your thoughts come from a different place. And it's that inner knowing that inner voice. So meditation, definitely. Next up is visualization. You guys know I'm all about the visualization, because your brain doesn't know the difference between real and imagined. So if you create a situation that you want to have happen in your mind, then your mind doesn't know whether you're actually living that out or you're just 30:00 Thinking it. And you'll start thinking as if that's your reality, which again, shifts your thoughts shifts in where your thoughts even come from. So the more that you can do it, it definitely takes repetition, to really get into that place where your mind is like, Yep, this is true. This is my truth. This is what's going on, this is how I'm going to start to think. So that is where visualization comes in. That is one of my dominant mindset tools that I use pretty much daily, is I personally journal out my visualization, what I want to happen, what I see happening, my desired outcome for any and all areas of my life. And then I start thinking and acting in accordance to that. It's amazing. And then it happens. So really love that you can do that, yes, by journaling, or also just getting into a meditative space. And just visualizing it in your mind's eye is an option too. 31:08 Next, we have what I call working your way up the ladder. So that list I just shared with you have those emotions, and their frequencies, can you take where you're at right now that emotion, that dominant emotion that's playing out, and this doesn't go for your overall life. But if right now you're feeling overwhelmed, you have a moment where you're feeling fear, or whatever. And you can notice that thought that's driving that, can you change it just a little bit, you don't have to go from like, fear to excitement or joy or happiness, that's not going to happen. But if you take a baby, step up the ladder, and find a thought, that feels true to you, that's a big piece, it has to feel true, you can't fake a vibration, that is just a little higher in frequency. So if I'm scared that I will fail, maybe that could change into I don't feel worthy of success, which we're unworthiness is actually one step higher than fear. 32:25 So then in your you, while you're still focused on, I don't feel worthy of success, that actually shifts your vibration, from that place of fear. So obviously, the only way to do this is to remain aware of your thoughts. And that's really what I want you to do anyway, because that's what helps so much as being aware of what you're thinking and how it feels and how that's all playing out. It's just like having taking your blinders off. And really seeing what's going on, immediately. Makes it actionable, immediately gives you back your power. And that is what is really going on here. So with this working your way up the ladder, if you keep your awareness on your thoughts and how they feel for you, then you also recognize, hey, I have the ability to step into a different thought. And with that change my frequency. And then my last tip, of course, obviously, the number one thing is to take action, because nothing will squash your low vibe thoughts faster than getting out and doing the thing. Getting out improving it wrong. Yes, you're you have fear. Yes, you feel unworthy. Yes, you are overwhelmed. Yes, you are disappointed all these things. But then what action can you take that feels different than that that goes against that? Yes, I'm scared, but I'm going to do it anyway. Yes, I'm overwhelmed, but I'm going to figure it out. Immediately, the frequency changes simply because you have committed to taking action. And even if you're doing that action, with that underlying emotion behind you, it still has transmuted it, there still is another emotion there that brings up that frequency. So do the darn thing. Take action. That's always my favorite tip because honestly, I see a lot of you being stuck in inaction. And I don't want that for you because I know what's on the other side of you going after what you want. So that's why I always say that I always end every episode, like just do it. I promise it's not as bad as you're making it out in your head. But that will wrap it up that gives you some places to start. And really overall I just want these kinds of episodes to 35:00 A few reminders for you, and kind of bring you back to that awareness that really does help bring things to the surface and change things for you when you just can see what's going on for you what you're thinking, what you're believing what you're feeling, and how that's all playing out. So that's really the goal with these episodes. So just stay in that awareness. Stay with it. Do your meditations, do your visualizations, take action, and see if you can work your way up that ladder slowly. But surely, you cannot fake a vibration. 35:36 Alright, my friends. Until next time, take care. Hey, friend, real quick before you go, don't forget to head over to my website and take the quiz to find out your solopreneur personality type. I've created a super fun, super informative two minute quiz that will show you which one of the four solopreneur personality types you fall into. Could it be the boss, the socialite, the visionary or the supporter? Which one are you? Not only is it just fun to know more about yourself, especially as it relates to your business, but it's also really important information so you can be sure that you're building a business that works for you, based on your energy, your personality, and your desires. Did you ever take those quizzes from the Cosmopolitan magazine back in the day? It's kind of like that, but with actual solid questions and real helpful tips and advice at the end. You can find the What's your solopreneur personality type quiz right on the homepage of my website at Shawnmynar.com head there now to take the quiz then let me know over on Instagram at unstuck entrepreneur, what your type is I'll see you over there
My bestie Kelsey Grant says it best: "if you can't talk about sex, you shouldn't be having it" - and hunnies, we're going there this episode. I sit down with Dr. Jordin Wiggins to talk about everything from types of orgasms, to squirting fails, pain during sex, forming a better connection, and everything in between. In this episode we dive into: + Why are 1 in 2 women suffering from sexual dysfunction globally? + Is it me or my hormones? + What is feminine burnout and how is it affecting women's sex lives? + Why CEOs/founders are badasses in the boardroom but struggle in the bedroom. + Recipie for great sex, and why "top tips" are not working for you Happy Listening! Ally -- CONNECT WITH US WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ALLYPINTUCCI WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/UNFILTEREDWITHALLY WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/DRJORDINWIGGINS ABOUT DR. JORDIN WIGGINS Dr. Jordin is a Naturopathic Doctor, Feminine Burnout, and Intimacy Coach. She is the CEO of the Pleasure Collective, a coaching community for CEOs and founders who want to be as badass in the bedroom as they are in the boardroom. She is the author of The Pink Canary, an investigation into the hidden secret to optimal women's wellness, and podcast host of The Pleasure Principles. She is a regular contributor to articles and TV, including Cityline, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post, advocating for women's health and right to pleasure. Dr. Jordin gets it, because she was there too. A burnt-out, divorced, owner of a 7 figure women's health clinic. She believes that great sex is just the beginning - everything comes when you learn how to receive: better sex, better health, and more wealth.
Today on the podcast we're joined by Emma Kershaw. Emma is a contributor to PEOPLE Magazine along with being a contributor at Cosmopolitan, Apartment Therapy, BuzzFeed, and other publications. During the episode, Emma starts by talking about what it's like to pitch articles as a contributor, weeding through trend pitches in her inbox, why it's important to share all the details about new products before they launch, and more.
Debbie Adler is a plant-based chef, bakery owner, and the award-winning cookbook author of the critically acclaimed Sweet, Savory & Free: Insanely Delicious Plant-Based Recipes without any of the Top 8 Food Allergens, and Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery.Debbie is a plant-based cooking and baking instructor and her popular online courses Plant Powerful Life GPS, Quintessential Health 360° and The Complete Plant Powerful Weight Loss System have been taken by hundreds of students worldwide.She has been interviewed on NBC's Nightly News, ABC-7's Eyewitness News, CBS Los Angeles and the national superstation WGN. Debbie has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on NPR's radio show Here and Now. Her recipes have been published in national publications such as Pilates Style Magazine, Naked Food Magazine, Allergic Living, Living Without, Simply Gluten-Free, Delight Gluten-Free, Ventura Blvd, and Low Sugar Living, as well as on popular websites and blogs such as Cosmopolitan, One Green Planet, The Kitchn, Chic Vegan, Austin Food Magazine, and Self.What we talked about:6:40- Introduction to Debbie8:05- Her journey to plant based eating14:05- Having a child with severe allergies16:40- What causes allergies19:30- Debbie's bakery21:45- Entrepreneurship26:15- Her cookbooks31:30- Flours to cook with34:15- Breakfasts36:15- Wrap-upShow notes:Debbie on InstagramDebbie on FacebookDebbie's WebsiteConnect with Stacey:Stacey on InstagramStacey's WebsiteJoin The Herban Farmacy Facebook GroupShop BeautycounterJoin as a Beautycounter advocateSandyBoy Productions Shows:Why is Everyone Yelling?The Illuminate PodcastI'll Have Another with Lindsey HeinThe Ready to Run PodcastSponsors:Green Growers Organic Elderberry Syrup & Elderberry KitsUse code "Holistic" for 20% off and free shipping
This week, Maria takes your questions with Celebrity Dating Coach, Damona Hoffman!Damona Hoffman has been coaching singles on how to find love online and offline for over 15 years. Damona Hoffman is the dating expert of the new generation. An online dating early-adopter and success story, she has been showing singles how to harness the power of technology to find love for over a decade.Her articles appear regularly in The LA Times and The Washington Post. Plus, she's a regular on-air contributor to The Drew Barrymore Show, NPR, and NBC's Access Daily. Damona also starred in two A+E Networks' TV shows: #BlackLove and A Question of Love. Her weekly podcast Dates & Mates has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Huff Post, Bustle and tops the charts in the Relationships category on the major podcast platforms.Check out the Dates and Mates podcast at https://damonahoffman.com/dates-and-mates-podcast/Follow Damona on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/damonahoffman Learn more about Damona at https://damonahoffman.com/ Follow Maria on Instagram for more dating and relationship content: http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria Want to work with Maria? Book a Dating Strategy call with a member of her team and learn more about her matchmaking and coaching programs. https://calendly.com/felix-louie Want to join Maria on her next retreat to Greece? June 24- July 1, 2023 #Escape2Paros registration is officially open. http://agapeescapes.com
Sex is where so many couples' abilities to communicate, be vulnerable, be expressive, and navigate each other's needs gets tested. Now, this can be a great thing—it can also be where things fall apart. This week, I sat down with Dr. Laurie Watson to get her insight on some of the bigger challenges men and couples face sexually: sexless marriages, expressing your desires effectively, and the straight-up differences in how men and women approach sex. This was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation, so if you're with a partner, I hope you listen together and maybe open up some dialogue! Laurie Watson, Ph.D., MA, LMFT, LCMHC, Director of Awakenings, certified sex therapist, certified EFT therapist, certified addictions specialist from IICS, has thirty years of experience working with couples and individuals about love and sex. Laurie says, “I've never seen a couple who I didn't feel hope for about their healing and happiness.” Laurie is the host of the popular podcast, FOREPLAY RADIO, ranked in the top 10 on iTunes under Sexuality. Laurie authored her first book Wanting Sex Again—How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage in December 2012. She's a popular blogger, with over 15 million reads between her WebMD blog and Psychology Today Online. Laurie also lectures physician residents, PAs, and PTs at Duke's and UNC Chapel Hill's medical schools on sexual function and dysfunction. She has been published or quoted in almost every nationally popular media resource including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, HuffPo, WebMD, Glamour, Women's Health, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, etc. A popular media figure, she has appeared on the Katie Couric Show and Vogue Weddings and is regularly on radio and television in Raleigh and Greensboro. Director/owner of Awakenings, Counseling for Couples and Sexuality, Laurie supervises 11 clinicians in both Raleigh and Greensboro. Connect with Laurie -Website: https://lauriewatson.com/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieWatson.CouplesTherapy/ -Podcast: Foreplay Radio: https://www.foreplayrst.com/ Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they're looking for. Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. Check out our Facebook Page or the Men's community. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify For more episodes visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jessica Toscano is a skilled content creator and editor with experience in print and digital media. She founded unisex lifestyle publication, IntrigueMag in 2014, having first published as a blog (its formal recognition as a legal entity was in Sep 2020), and continues to serve as CEO and Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, her articles have been published in Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, SELF, SHAPE, Health, Glamour UK, Vogue Taiwan, Yahoo Life, SheKnows, InsideHook, Giddy and Cliché, and she's contributed branded content to a variety of publications including Buffalo News, Feast, La Crosse Tribune, Greensboro News & Record and Mason City Globe Gazette. She is also a proud member of Women's Media Group, a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved success in the many fields of media, for which she was nominated in Jan 2021. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Erin Khar is an author and advocate known for her writing on addiction, recovery, mental health, parenting, and relationships. Erin knows first-hand the challenges of addiction recovery and has established herself as a respected voice in the national conversation about the overdose epidemic. Erin's debut memoir, Strung Out , appeared on most anticipated lists from Apple Books, Goodreads, SELF, The Rumpus, Bitch Media, and others. Of the book, The New York Times writes, "Khar's buoyant writing doesn't get mired in her dark subject matter. There is an honesty here that can only come from, to put it in the language of 12-step programs, a 'searching and fearless moral inventory.' This is a story she needed to tell; and the rest of the country needs to listen.” She writes the weekly advice column, Ask Erin, on Substack, and her personal essays have appeared in SELF, Marie Claire, Salon, The Times of London Sunday Magazine, HuffPost, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and others. She lives in New York City. On this episode we talk about recovery modalities outside of twelve step models, benevolence for future self that is the act of journal keeping, horses, and very briefly (TW) childhood sexual trauma. Erin was a pleasure to talk to, we hope you love this episode! Follow us at @fuckyeahsobersex on instagram or at @sobersexpodcast on twitter!
Aya Kanai has done what most people don't know how to do— change industries. Over twenty years, she rose through the fashion industry ranks, with experience as a Fashion Director at publications including Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Women's Health, and Teen Vogue, ultimately becoming Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire. But then Aya started having the desire to evolve. She was genuinely curious to understand how the tech platforms that impact our lives daily shape their own narratives. Connecting the dots between fashion and tech was possible because of her expertise in visual storytelling. Today, Aya is the Head of Editorial and Creative for Google Shopping, where she oversees the development and execution of merchandising and consumer content. She was previously the head of content and creator partnerships at Pinterest. In this episode, Aya takes us on her journey from her college days, where she trained as a Puppeteer, to that junior year college moment when she wanted to put off getting a job and instead applied for an experimental puppet theater fellowship. That opportunity would take her to Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Japan, and the UK, with the only rule that she could not have her feet on American soil for that entire year. That experience taught her to be courageous, independent, and resourceful in challenging circumstances; remember, there were no cell phones or laptops! Aya explains her transition to tech, how she remained fearless while tackling her new experiences, and what she has learned from her peers. She also shares why it's okay to be a beginner and that at various points in your career, you will be a beginner again and again, for better or worse, so you better start getting comfortable with it.
This week on the podcast we spoke with Alexa Martin author of best-selling Playbook Series. Her latest novel is a great light-hearted read and we had fun during the interview. Better than Fiction is a must read and many others agree. It is Amazon's Best Romances of November, Buzzfeed's New Romances to Read This Fall, Cosmopolitan's Best Books Coming Out In November, Bustle's Most Anticipated Books of November, and Women's Health's Swooniest Romance Novels of 2022. A recommendation list for books set in libraries or bookstores. 1. The Boy With the Book Store by Sarah Echavarre Smith2. Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman3. Still Standing by Kristen Ashley4. The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs5. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray6. The Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson7. The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan8. The Lyons of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Taylor has been exploring polyamory, swinging, and all kinds of non-monogamy for over a decade at this point. She was married for 25 years, monogamously for about 12, and then Hedonism Resort made an appearance. Thirteen years after opening their relationship, her and her husband separated (not because of non-monogamy and she will prove it to you if you don't believe us) and now she's on her own solo journey and it is incredible. Taylor can best be described by her own self on her website: www.organicloven.com Amongst many things, Taylor (aka Mariposa) Sparks is a passionate erotic educator and sex goddess, certified in both holistic aromatherapy and human behavior. With over twenty years of experience in the natural skin care/cosmetics industry, Ms. Sparks launched OrganicLoven.com, one of the largest BIPOC owned online intimacy shops. Organic Loven specializes in improving adults' sexual health/wellness and enhancing their sex lives via their organic intimate body products, body-safe sex toy materials, sex-positive books, erotic educational seminars and adults only luxury vacations. Ms. Sparks' expertise has contributed to articles in Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men's Health, Oprah, Shape, Women's Health magazines and more. Prior to launching Organic Loven she developed a line of 16 head-to-toe organic body care products for elite endurance athletes, called Skin Care for Athletes Tri-Body Products. These products were featured in Muscle & Fitness Hers and the ESPN Magazines, sponsored numerous triathlons, 5ks and marathons as well as 5 Olympian athletes in both the summer and winter Olympics. As a leading facilitator in the adult travel industry for many years, Taylor has served as an Experience Advisor for thousands of international travelers, bringing joy and happiness to all she encounters. Taylor remains passionate about bringing people to new destinations and providing opportunities for amazing open-living experiences. Check out the full show notes here. Join the most amazing community of open-minded humans on the planet! Skip the ads and sign up for the Premium Feed! Click here to order your very own NNM shirt! Click here to join our upcoming Virtual Meet and Greets! $10 Off - Online STI Testing https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/
Let me clear the air from the start, I love learning and continued education. The conversation we're going to have today is not about dismissing any of that. It's about using this need to “learn more first” as a way to not take action towards your goals and desires while still feeling productive, allowing you to procrastinate on your dream business a little while longer and stay in that cozy comfort-zone of yours. Procrasti-learning is running rampant in the wellness space, and, in this episode, we're going to talk about how you can move from learning to doing and make the business you REALLY want a reality. We're gonna talk about how to do just that, so stay tuned! “The key sign that you are procrasti-learning is that you are using learning as a substitute for taking action.” - Shawn Mynar “There is always something new to learn but you learn something and then immediately apply it to your business or with your clients, that is what we're looking for, learning and taking action.” - Shawn Mynar “The reason that you are procrastinating and the reason that you're using learning to procrastinate is based on a story you're telling yourself… so the goal is to quiet that chatter so that you can move forward.” - Shawn Mynar “Chunk those big action steps you saw yourself taking when you weren't afraid, chunk them up into doable baby steps that you know you can take and still feel good.” - Shawn Mynar “We're focusing on those little steps, that one next step and then create a timeline to help you get through those.” - Shawn Mynar FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT BELOW: 0:00 Let me clear the air right from the start. I love learning and continued education. This conversation we're about to have today is not dismissing any of that. Instead, it's about using this need to learn more as a way to not take action towards your goals and desires, while still giving yourself that sense that you're doing something that you're being productive, which of course, allows you to procrastinate, procrastinate, learning is running rampant in the wellness and coaching space. And so in this episode, we're gonna talk about how you can move from learning to doing and make the business you really want a reality. Let's dive in. Hey, there, I'm Shawn Mynar, and this is unstuck entrepreneur. I'm a former nutritionist who turned a struggling stressful nutrition practice into a thriving, Freedom filled online business way work from home in my sweatpants while reaching and helping 1000s of people all at the same time. Now I'm obsessed with showing other heart centered coaches, practitioners and solopreneurs how to build a business and life they love. Consider this podcast your safe space to learn both the inner work and practical strategies required to build the impactful profitable business of your dreams, no hustle, grind, or long hours required. That's right hustle culture. not welcome here. Let's get into today's session. Hey, Hey there friends. Welcome back to the unstuck entrepreneur Podcast. I'm Shawn, your host on each and every episode. Thanks so much for being here. Appreciate you all so very much. Today, we're talking about procrastinate learning, which I cannot take credit for. I wish I made up this word because it's a great word. But this came from Denise Duffield Thomas and her book chill printer, which I believe has been retitled to chill and prosper. Either way, great book, I definitely recommend it, I think you will enjoy it. And she was the one that kind of came up with this word procrastinate learner. And I thought that it was perfect. And I know so many procrastinate learners, and I myself, at some point have been a procrastinator as well. So we're going to talk specifically about that type of procrastination today. And I got to start by making it very, very clear that I am all for continued education, and learning. I myself, love learning, I'm constantly learning, I'm constantly in some sort, of course, or something, I got something going on. And I've said from like a very young age that I wish there was a career option, where you could just get paid to be a forever student, and go to school until you retire. Like if you could just be a constant learner. That would be for me, I would want that career, which I kind of in some way have made for myself in my business, which is great. So yes, I'm a huge nerd. And I love learning. And I actually am about to embark on a new giant learning opportunity here in a few weeks, which I'll share more about in coming episodes. So I am one of you. If you are someone who likes to learn, we are all in this together. So this is not remotely a dig on learning or continuing your education or becoming more and more and more certified in your area of expertise. That's not this. Instead, what we're talking about today, is using that quote unquote need to learn as a substitute for taking action as essentially an excuse, if I may use that word, to not take action, to not put yourself out there to not do what you need to do to build this business that you want to build. That is what really puts you in the category of being a procrastinator learner, using learning to procrastinate. 4:20 We talk about procrastination on this show often because it is one of those main tricks that our egos play on us to keep us from building and growing the business that you want. And so I know if you feel like you are a procrastinator, which if you're listening to this episode you might be then go back to Episode 159 And listen to that one too. It's called turn procrastination into inspired action that kind of goes along with this episode today. So they go hand in hand, but procrastination comes in many forms. So in some people, it can look like busyness kind of like doing all this kind of behind the scenes, busy work, whether it be in like working on your business, or just doing life, stuff that makes it feel or seem like you're busy. Instead of doing the things that actually move the needle. It can be like tinkering on your business with stuff like your website, and creating business cards and all these things that yet need to be done at some point. But are they really moving the needle? Or is that a way of procrastination, or you're doing stuff like creating a bazillion freebies that you never actually talked about are put out into the world, you scroll social media, instead of actually posting on social media, you stare at a blinking cursor to write a blog that never actually comes to be because all you see is that blinking cursor. These are all forms of procrastination. But today, we're going to zoom in even further and talk about one very specific way that we procrastinate, which really is just our egos way of trying to keep you safe and in your comfort zone. And that is by making it feel like we absolutely need to learn more before you take action. So you might be thinking, Shawn, do we really need an entire podcast episode about this? And my responses? Yes, we do. Because friends, this procrastinate learning situation is running rampant, especially in the space where most of you are finding yourself at right now. And that is that you are becoming or have become a coach or practitioner by way of getting training in the area that you want to work in. And yes, that is necessary learning. And it is understandable that you wouldn't be like seeing clients before you've completed your training or anything like that. That is not what I would consider procrastinate learning if you are working to become certified, or get your credentials or anything like that. So this is also not what this conversation is about. I'm all for getting the training you need to do what you do. But then here you are with this training under your belt, you're ready to do your thing, you're ready to help people and you start taking a few clients and getting things going. And all this time you have your ego who is in your head, this little chatterbox in your head saying things like you don't know enough to help these people. What if you get a client and you can't help them. Really, if you just had one more certification, then you'd feel legit. The only reason you're not feeling confident is because you need more training. And then once you have all this training, then you'll be ready to show up on social media and start that podcast and create your own program and do all these things. All you need is more education, more learning, and then you'll feel XYZ. So you're having this internal battle with your ego voice, as we always do all day long. But then on top of that, you're now in this place where you're also becoming a business owner. And that requires a whole world of new things to learn. And way more opportunity, of course, for your ego to chime in. And now on top of everything. It's already been saying, you also have this mental chatter that saying what if your business fails, you're not smart enough to be an entrepreneur or to run a business? What if you set your business up wrong, and then you pay your taxes wrong, and then the IRS comes after you and you end up in jail? Or you don't know enough yet to have a podcast? No one would listen to you? Or what's the point of creating content right now, 9:07 you don't know what you're talking about. So then we have these kinds of voices, which very much sound like impostor syndrome, which we talk about a lot here on the show as well. And so for most of you listening, you do have a lot of these voices going on right now, especially in this period of becoming a coach becoming a practitioner, and also becoming a business owner. And when you're in this season of becoming, whether it's one or the other or both, then what comes with that usually fear, of course, something you've never done before you're entering new territory, and anytime that is the case for any of us as humans. We have this sense of fear we have a fear of failure a fear of success. Fear of visibility, fear of being a fraud, fear of being a disappointment, fear of being judged, fear of overwhelming yourself, fear of getting and being uncomfortable. Of course, your ego then senses this fear, and goes into overdrive to keep you from ever having to experience any of those things. Remember your ego as much as sometimes it gets us into a place where we don't want to be, the whole goal is to keep you safe. The whole goal of that mental chatter, have that voice in your head that's really keeping you from doing what you actually want to be doing. In a lot of cases, it's all in an effort to keep you safe. And when you feel these experiences of fear, that is, when the ego triggers and gets into this place of, nope, let's just do something else. So that we don't have to experience that whether it's actually going to happen or not, let's just stay where it's safe and not go there. So logic comes to the rescue and says, hey, well, then if you just learn more about x, y, z, then you'll be able to avoid those fears. And you easily go along with that plan. Because, you know, even if you hated school, and you don't really like to learn that much, it still feels productive. So it feels like a good use of your time. And not like what it actually is, which is procrastination. So it's a lot easier to accept this idea of procrastinate learning for a lot of people, because on the surface, it looks like an X like and feels like being productive, and working towards your dreams, and goals and plans. But in reality, it's actually hindering you from getting there, because you're doing that instead of that action that moves the needle. And that's really where the difference comes in. The key sign that you are procrastinate learning is that you are using learning as a substitute for taking action. So you're reading books, you're signing up for courses, you're taking classes, you're getting additional certifications, all that learning stuff. Instead of things like launching your paid offer, increasing your visibility, implementing your marketing plan, starting and staying consistent in your content creation, those kinds of things that move the needle in your business. It is not, you are learning so you're reading the books, and you're taking the courses and getting additional certifications, in addition to all these things, or while also working on these things in your business. So getting more visible, starting that podcast, creating your paid offer, those kinds of things. That is where the difference comes in. Because, 13:12 you know, as I said, I'm constantly learning, I think I have been in some sort, of course, or program since the day I started my business pretty consistently. But I'm also still building my business, I'm not doing it instead of or in place of I am learning and taking action at the same time. And this even goes back to when I was getting certified to be a nutritionist through the NTA. While I was getting certified. I was also writing blog posts about what I had learned what I was learning, it was kind of a way for me to retain the information I was learning was to write about it. And so I just decided to write it as a blog post and put it up on my website. And as I've mentioned before, those blog posts are still some of the most popular blog posts on my website today. And this was seven years ago, I think maybe now almost eight years ago. So I did that while still going through the learning process and getting certified. I also started the nourished podcast with my friend Meg doll, when I was still a few months away from being officially certified as nutritionist. So while I wasn't taking clients before I was certified, which I would never do, I was still working on building my business, building my audience, sharing what I was learning and what I now knew, and sharing my own experiences too. And that was really powerful so that when I was ready to start taking clients, I had people who wanted to work with me. And so you can still be doing this stuff if you are still in this place where you're getting certified and not ready to take clients yet There's still plenty that you can do to start building momentum in your business. Okay, so that is what procrastinate learning really means or looks like. So then on the other hand, what is a good form of learning as a business owner, and this we will call active learning, which is learning something. And as a business owner and as a coach or practitioner, I think we all can agree, there is always something new to learn, it is never ending, but you learn something, and then immediately apply it to your business or with your clients. That is what we're looking for. We're looking for learning and taking action, learning and taking action. And I mentioned this a learning opportunity, big situation I'm getting myself into here in a few weeks. In that scenario, I am going to be learning and then immediately applying that to my business, like literally one module, go through it, take what I learned, apply it into my business, second module, learn, apply, learn, apply. And this is also what I do in all of my programs to for you guys. Like signature program, lab launch list accelerator, they are action based programs. So you watch a lesson, you use the tools and resources that I have for you. And you immediately go do it in your business with the intent and really the knowing that it is actively moving you forward in your business, we are moving the needle. That is my whole goal in how I help you. So if you've been caught in this procrastinate learning cycle, then welcome to The Club. I see you I feel you I think we probably have all been there a time or two. And that is okay. But then also, how can we transition into an active learning cycle and hopefully stay there. As you may have guessed, this is really primarily mindset work. Because the reason that you are procrastinating, and the reason that you're using learning to procrastinate is based on a story, you're telling yourself a limiting belief you have that your ego has grabbed on to and started really chattering about over and over and over with you and making up all these excuses and reasons that you can't move forward, you can't get out of your comfort zone. So the goal then really is to quiet that chatter so that you can move forward so that you can become an active learner where you're learning and doing not learning instead of doing. So, first step, what layers are underneath that procrastination, there is a fear there at least one probably a lot of fears underneath. And your goal is to remove those layers so that you can really get to the heart of the matter. What is your ego saying that's keeping you from taking action that's keeping you in this place of procrastination. Of course, as I always say, building awareness around it and bringing it to the surface is absolutely critical. Because it is super easy for us to just believe the mental chatter that really loud voice in our heads, and never give it a second thought. But once you kind of turn the table and put awareness onto that voice, that chatter that's going on, and see what it's really saying. And then get curious about why it's saying that, why is it keeping you from taking action, then there comes this level of honesty, about your fears about what you're really scared of or worried will happen. And with that comes this whole new level of understanding that actually makes you able to do something about it. It's like you have to bring attention to it and awareness to it in order to do something about it. So that's the first step. Just get curious. And as I always say, I think writing about this writing it out is super helpful. So if you're open to it, grab a journal, grab a few pieces of paper and just write out like where is this procrastination coming from? What fears come up when you think about taking action, and get that out? Now Next, what would you do if you didn't have that fear? So if the fear of being visible if the fear of failure didn't exist for you, what would you do? How would you act? What would it look like? If you were taking action without fear? I want you to create an entire scenario for yourself. Again, this is where writing it out. And being able to visualize it, as you write it out really helps. 20:32 How does it feel when you're not procrastinating? So as you create this scenario, where you don't have these fears, and you can just go do whatever you want, you don't have to worry, you know, it's going to be a success, you know, everything is going to work out in your favor. So you have this whole scenario, and hopefully you're visualizing it at this point, whether you're writing it out, or just thinking about it doesn't matter. But then once you're there, how does it feel, to not procrastinate? How does it feel, to make progress and to take action and to get the ball rolling and to see those results in your business, get to the point where you can feel that. Now the next step is to take that scenario where you have visualized yourself without any fear, going after what you want, and chunk that into real action steps that you can take. So you having this vision of you going after your dreams, without hesitation without procrastination, without fear is not only now possible, it's probable, you made it a probable reality for yourself. So now that you know it's there, what can you do to get yourself there without reigniting that sense of fear, which happens by taking it step by step, creating those baby steps. And then committing to doing them creating a timeline to do those baby steps. So very little doing happens without some sort of timeline, a commitment, an organizational plan, a calendar, something that helps you stay organized and on track and committed to making it happen. So chunk, those big action steps you saw yourself taking when you weren't afraid, chunk them up into doable baby steps that you know, you can take and still feel good. So one at a time, we're not focusing on the entire thing anymore. We're just focusing on those little steps that one next step, and then create a timeline to help you get through those. Now, as you do those steps, and you're going through and you're doing them and you're checking off the boxes, you're making progress, I want you to stay in that feeling that you had when you visualize yourself, not procrastinating. I mean, that could have been a sense of pride of accomplishment, you could have felt joy, you could have felt determined or excited, all of the above, whatever it is, it doesn't matter. Stay in that feeling as you tick off the boxes of these little baby steps you're doing. And if you notice that fear creeping in that ego voice, getting louder and starting to chatter, again, acknowledge it for what it is, which is just a voice in your head, that you get to decide whether you listen to or not. And continue to stay active, go back to those baby steps, go back to that visual of you. Taking action, feeling good about taking action, go back to that place and move from there. That is how you can stay in this place of action instead of staying stalled. Now let's talk specifically as it relates to learning. Since we're talking about progressive learning today. Yes, there are going to be all kinds of learning opportunities in your lifetime, and are all for all of us, right? Of course. So the first thing I want you to do understand if it's an active learning situation. So are you going to be learning and doing at the same time? Is there going to be this situation where you're learning so that you can do and you kind of are doing both in tandem? And then by the end of that learning situation? Will you have actively done something that has gotten you significantly closer to your goals and dreams and desires 24:59 and If it is an active learning situation cool, it's amazing. Go for it. If it's something you actually really want. Second, if it's not an active learning situation, say for instance, it's like a new certification or credential in your area of expertise. It's like in those situations, you're learning things that will potentially enhance what you can do for people or what you can offer people. But it's not actively moving the needle in your business, right than in there, like not making you more money on the spot or getting you more visibility or getting you more a bigger audience or anything like that. So obviously, this continuing education is important and potentially a good opportunity. Although these days, I feel like there's a lot of weird certifications and credentials out there. So be aware of that. And that could be an episode in itself someday. But the process of a getting that certification is an actively moving your business. So then what action can you commit to while in this place of learning? And I understand it may feel overwhelming, like I can't get both this certification and work on my business. And that's understandable to what's more important. Do you need this certification in order to have a business or build a business or get clients? Or is it a situation where, you know, once you have your business going a little more established, and you have these things running on autopilot in the background, because you've taken the time to set them all up, then you have the time to get this extra credential. And your business is also growing at the same time. So there's that to think about as well. But if you're in this learning situation, where what you're learning isn't actively being applied to build your business immediately, then what can you do to take action while you're learning? Maybe you commit to creating and growing a podcast, while you learn and putting out weekly episodes, maybe you'll take five clients a month, while you're learning, maybe you'll build out your program while you're learning so you can launch it as soon as you're done. There is a place to do both and, and as I mentioned, in my scenario, it actually helped me solidify what I was learning to create content around what I was learning as I went. So maybe that's something that you can consider doing as well. But in any case, this way, you're not subconsciously using your learning opportunity as a way to not take action, if you commit to doing that learning while also doing something in your business. And of course, making sure that something is valuable, and needle moving and getting you one step or 20 steps closer to your goals and desires and dreams. That's the whole purpose. I just don't want you to procrastinate on your dreams, because you deserve to have those dreams be your reality. And that darn ego needs to get out of the way so that we can make it happen, right. And so if you are someone who finds yourself in this place of procrastinate learning, I hope you now have some steps that you can take I do want you to take that seriously and get out that journal and see what comes up for you. Super, super important powerful work for really everyone. But especially if you find yourself in this place of procrastination can really start opening more doors for you doors of action for you will say so let me know if you give it a try. And if you have any questions you can reach out to me on Instagram at Shawn Mynar or send me a DM I love hearing from you guys. And if you are someone who wants to help taking action in your business, by way of creating your signature program, building your email list, setting it up all on autopilot so that it creates more time and space for you. Then that's all available for you inside the signature program bundle. It is an active learning situation. Hey, look 29:29 at that how amazing. You learn and do learn and do learn and do. That's how I create all of my courses and programs. We are coming up on a big, big, big massive opportunity to get in on the signature program bundle. Like really, really soon, especially if you're listening to this when it airs. Look for an email from me coming this week with a big announcement for you. And if you don't see it, check your junk folder because it might be in there but we have Really exciting news coming super soon. So be on the lookout for that if you do want to start creating your signature program, getting your email list all squared away and making sure the right people are on it, making sure you have a really good system in place to actually sell your program, all that good stuff. So that is coming to you soon. And until next time, take care. Hey friends, Shawn here. And if you're a coach or practitioner who's looking to help more people, make more money and have more free time than I have a special invitation for you that you don't want to miss. Right now. I'm hosting a free masterclass that will walk you through the process of adding a signature program to your business. As many of you know, the signature program business model has been my primary way of doing business since 2017. And after seven programs have my own created and helping dozens of other wellness pros create theirs. I'm now sharing my exact process with you for free. In this one hour masterclass. 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