Ep #13: End Like You Want to Begin

What are your dreams for 2020? If you really sit down and think about it, what do you want to create in your life for the year ahead? And more importantly, how do we make that a reality? Well, hopefully you’ll find the answer for you in today’s episode.

We’re into the last quarter of 2019, and as our focus shifts to what the next year has in store for us, I want to focus your attention onto ending your year strong, giving you the best possible platform for living your best life in 2020. This is the first of a seven-week series that will see you take control of your life and your future.

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Ep #12: What Is Weighing You Down?

Last week, I brought you the Should Show. This week, I’m bringing you the Shit Show – specifically how to shed your shit so you can fly. So it’s time to start taking account of what’s weighing you down.

It’s getting to that time of year where we’re thinking about our goals for the next one, so I’d also like to introduce to you a new series that I will be starting next week, which I’m calling End How You Want to Begin – a seven-week journey for you to eliminate what’s holding you back, so you can end 2019 the way you want to start 2020.

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Ep #11: Is Your Life a Should Show?

I coach some amazing women in my coaching practice, but they all live under the tyranny of the same one thing: their shoulds – the shit that you are conditioned to think you should be doing. Well, I also lived under the oppressive dictatorship of shoulds and oughts, but not anymore, ladies.

There is so much societal pressure around religion, gender, and just about anything else you care to imagine. I have made decisions based on what I should do earlier in my life. However, when I stepped out of that and discovered my musts in this life, everything changed for the better.

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Ep #10: Are You Living Your Dream?

We have reached a mini-milestone on the podcast: the 10th episode of the show. Now, when I started my business, I did not think it would involve a podcast. But since I got started, I haven’t looked back. I’m here living my dream, and it is truly giving me life every single day. However, the path to my dream, that was a little more challenging.

I want to take this opportunity to share with all of you – all of you who maybe don’t know what your dream is yet – how I found my true passion and calling in life. I always wanted to help women. I’ve known that for a long time. But what I have created for myself now is something I could never have predicted.

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Ep #9: Emotional Flags

Sometimes in life, we think things are going great, but then we get a little surprise – something we did not see coming. That’s an emotional flag on the play of our lives. I want to preface this whole episode by saying that I am not a football fan, but this is the perfect metaphor for what I’ve got for you today.

I was in a situation recently where a medical professional informed me of my weight. This might sound familiar to you too. I was heavier than I anticipated, and all of a sudden, my thoughts exploded. I was left thinking about everything I had done wrong, every decision I had made that contributed to this number on the scale, and what it meant about me as a person. This is the worst train of thought I could have gotten on at this point.

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Ep #8: How to Keep Living a Daring Life

I told you all a couple of weeks ago about my amazing trip to celebrate my 60th birthday, and I’m still riding that high. However, when I returned, I did have to go see my physician about some issues I encountered while traveling. I’ll say now, it turned out to be nothing serious, but it did provide me with a little bit of perspective.

As we reach midlife, it can be easy to let the things that give our life passion start to slip away. We don’t always want to, but all we see are limitations. That is not something I want for myself, and it definitely isn’t something I want for you.

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Ep #7: Escaping the Comparison Trap

It is so easy to compare ourselves to others, for better and for worse. Sometimes we compare ourselves to somebody else, and we come out on the short end: we’re not as wealthy, or as well-traveled, or as well-known. Other times, we judge others and think that we’re superior to them, or that our way of doing things is the only way to do them.

These are all false comparisons, my friend, and you have to let that shit go. Comparison is a trap that limits us and our growth. It doesn’t serve us and it doesn’t serve other people either. It’s important to be aware of the comparison traps that pull us in to thinking that we’re not good enough, or that we’re better than others.

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Ep #6: What Would You Tell Your 99-Year-Old Self?

People commonly ask, “What would you tell your 21-year-old self?” They might substitute in some other age – 18, 30, 40, etcetera – but the question is almost always a backward-looking one. While it’s not a bad idea to consider what advice we’d give to our younger selves, we sometimes forget about the amazing stories we could tell our older selves, too!

I love the question, “What would you tell your 99-year-old self?” because it reminds us to live life as fully as possible right now. There’s nothing wrong with reminiscing on old memories from high school or our other younger years – but life isn’t over for us yet. There’s tons of time left to take advantage of all the joy and deliciousness that life has to offer. 

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Ep #5: Creating the Recipe for What You Want

When I woke up this morning, I took a few minutes to really take a good look at what has led me to this point in my life. How on earth did I get where I am today, talking to all of you listeners on this show? Then I realized, I’ve created my own recipe for what I want, and I’ve honed it over time to be perfect for me.

When I first started cooking, I used to stick to a recipe by the letter. I’d get the exact ingredients from the store, and I’d get anxious if I didn’t have something on the list. Somebody’s telling me how to do it, why should I mess with that? Well, following someone’s instructions word for word might get you their perfect cake, bit it ain’t always going to be the perfect cake for you.

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Ep #4: What Do You Really Want?

When is the last time you checked in with yourself about what you really want? Many women in midlife realize that habits, obligations, and thought patterns have piled up over the years that are no longer the right fit (if they ever were!). This is why so many of us get the urge to leave jobs we no longer like, stop spending time with people who drain us, or shake up our routines in midlife.

But if we want to actually make these changes, we first have to bring awareness to our everyday lives and notice what we’re still doing that we no longer want to do. We have to get clear on what lights us up – what makes us feel passionate and excited – and what makes us feel dragged down and heavy. And I’ve got some tools to help you do this!

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