Podcast: EP 35 The Permission + Power of Play

Podcast: EP 35 The Permission + Power of Play

I’ve got an unusual invitation for you.

 

If you know me well, you know I have an alter ego my friends call “Summer Tiff.” It’s the person I become in the summer months, when play becomes a big priority. This came about from a wake up call I had about four years ago, when I realized my priorities were not aligned with my joy.

In this episode, I’m inviting you to play more. To let yourself have fun. To see it as a business and relationship strategy for success. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

“Everything is energy.”

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Podcast: EP 34 Vivacious Living with Mary Crafts

Podcast: EP 34 Vivacious Living with Mary Crafts

I’m sharing one of my dearest friends on the show.

 

Mary is a sister to me, a dear friend, a light, an inspiration, and so much more. We’ve gotten to know each other over the past two years and what a gift that has been. I wanted to share her story on the podcast because I know everyone will relate to her beautiful transformation from fear to love.

Mary Crafts is…quite simply…. a living legend. From humble beginnings and dire circumstances, she invested blood, sweat and countless tears into building what would become the most celebrated catering company in Utah.

That multi-million dollar empire became the launching pad for so much more. Today, Mary has handed the reins of her catering empire to her incredibly gifted children who have taken her company to the next level, while Mary turns her attention to helping others build their dreams.

 

In this conversation, Mary shares her story of a huge wake-up call at 50 years old, her journey of learning to face her fears, lose excess weight, transform her life, and even climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 65. Get ready for an amazing story – Mary is the example that anything is possible.

“What would I do today if I wasn’t afraid?”

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show notes

  • The wake up call and health transformation Mary went through at age 50 (2:45)
  • Why we can be afraid to lose excess weight or improve our health (6:22)
  • How to begin a reinvention of self-love (8:47)
  • The importance of grace and grit to a strong person (14:30)
  • What prompted Mary to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 65 (17:20)
  • The phrase that got Mary to the top of the mountain (21:55)
  • The passage from fear to love (34:01)

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Podcast: EP 33 Choose Your Legacy with Steve Dennis

Podcast: EP 33 Choose Your Legacy with Steve Dennis

Get ready to nourish your heart with light.

 

I got to have a powerful, heart-breaking, and nourishing conversation with a dear friend a couple of weeks ago. My heart was in pain over the events happening in our country after the death of George Floyd and I was looking for clarity and answers. Steve shared such beautiful insight with me that I knew it would be a gift if he shared his story and perspectives with my podcast audience.

Internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker, trainer and life coach, Steve Dennis has shared the stage with such personal development masters as John Maxwell and Jack Canfield. Steve is a member of The John Maxwell Team, an elite group of certified coaches and communicators mentored by the #1 leadership expert in the world and New York Times best-selling author, John Maxwell.

Steve trains and motivates with an emphasis on strengthening leaders and helping them to maximize their skills and effectiveness and identify the potential in the individual. He digs deep and identifies the potential in people. He believes that in order to build businesses, you first must build people.  

In this conversation, Steve shares his wisdom about growing up as a black man in America, being bullied for being overweight, and making the choice to transform his pain into light and legacy. I hope that this episode will nourish your heart the same way it did mine.

“I am not what you call me, I am only what I answer to.”

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show notes

  • How Steve made the choice to leave a conscious legacy (3:38)
  • How Steve transformed his anger and pain into light (8:58)
  • The power of knowing who you are (12:30)
  • The steps to grounding yourself in the truth when you feel down (15:55)
  • What Steve’s mom taught him about legacy and love (20:20)
  • The questions to ask yourself when you want to be a changemaker in the world (31:15)

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Podcast: EP 35 The Permission + Power of Play

Podcast: EP 32 When the Weeds Return

I’m revisiting an old lesson.

 

If you’ve ever judged yourself for repeating the same mistakes, struggling with the same insecurities, or not progressing in a perfectly linear path, this episode is for you. I’ve been having the same conversation with many friends and clients lately about why we tend to judge ourselves in how we progress. It’s easy to notice yourself struggling with something you thought you had “mastered” and assume you failed.

I’m here to remind you that progress is a process, a practice, and it requires constant revisiting of the things we have already become aware of. Just like weeding a garden, self-improvement and healing are a constant practice. And we’re all revisiting our same lessons again and again, in new ways.

“It doesn’t mean you’re a lost cause, it means you’re a progressionary human.”

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    Podcast: EP 31 The One Life We’re Given with Mark Nepo

    Podcast: EP 31 The One Life We’re Given with Mark Nepo

    This conversation is a treasure trove.

     

    This may be the most heart-opening episode I’ve posted to date on the podcast. It’s with one of my favorite authors and teachers. Mark Nepo is someone who I’ve looked up to and learned from for years, and it was an honor to have this conversation with him.

    With over a million copies sold, Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening.  Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.  A bestselling author, he has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects.

    In this conversation, Mark shares his wisdom about grief, loss, and fear, and joy, love, and contribution. It is rich with gems, and you will be well fed after listening.

    “Often our dreams don’t come true, but when we give our all and work toward them, sometimes we come true, and that’s more important.”

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    show notes

    • How Mark learned to handle fear through living with cancer (2:50)
    • What a miracle actually is (5:50)
    • The wisdom of a broken open heart (11:23)
    • The power of symbols in our lives (22:45)
    • What not getting what we want teaches us (24:20)
    • How to use grieving as a process of preparation for what we have (33:02)
    • A new way to think of hustling and putting your work out into the world (42:15)

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