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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Podcast: EP 28 Grit, Grace, and Resilience with Amberly Lago

Podcast: EP 28 Grit, Grace, and Resilience with Amberly Lago

If you want more resilience, here you go.

 

Every time I talk to my friend Amberly I feel better about myself and life. 

Amberly Lago is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and empowers people around the world by sharing the story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph.

In this conversation, Amberly shares her story and the ways she has learned to thrive with resilience. She is an incredible example of how to find gratitude and joy, even when things are still hard. I am so excited for you to feel her energy and fill up with self-love and hope.

“If we want to be resilient, it really takes a community.”

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show notes

    • What being an athlete taught Amberly as a teenager (4:35)
    • How to choose your outlets positively (9:15)
    • What healing from a devastating injury and constant pain looks like (14:45)
    • What helped Amberly climb out of depression after her accident and still helps her today (20:01)
    • How to serve others when you are in a tough place yourself (26:05)
    • The most important ways to take care of your mind during hard times (32:04)
    • The tool Amberly uses to strengthen her resilience (40:50)

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Podcast: EP 8 Protect Your Peace with Trent Shelton

Podcast: EP 8 Protect Your Peace with Trent Shelton

How much do you value your personal peace?

 

I am bringing you something special from the archives today.

This week’s show features an incredible friend and guest, Trent Shelton, as we share inspiring gems around self worth, gratitude and generosity, and protecting your peace. Trent is a former NFL player, self worth advocate, and has built a massive platform online inspiring others. Trent was a previous guest on my annual free Gratitude Series in 2018 and this conversation was so rich with life gems, that I wanted all of you to have access to it.

You can also join in on my current Gratitude Series program for free by registering at www.GratitudeSeries.com

When you learn to appreciate everything you have, you will realize that you have everything you need.

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show notes 

  • How Trent went from a pro football athlete to a super influential self-worth coach (0:48)
  • Why we all need rehab from something (10:20)
  • How to practice gratitude as a habit (13:55)
  • What to do if you don’t think you are enough (21:45)
  • How to anchor yourself to your worth when you’re in a funk (26:07)
  • What it means to protect your peace (29:56)
  • What Trent has learned about generosity (34:09)
  • What to keep in mind during a challenging time (45:11)

If you want to keep it, give it away.

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Podcast: EP 6 When Dreams Change Course with Chad Hymas

Podcast: EP 6 When Dreams Change Course with Chad Hymas

What happens when your life goes drastically different than you planned?

I am bringing you a very special episode today – a conversation with my dear friend, more like a brother, Chad Hymas.

In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000 pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible.

Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame.

Chad is an incredible perspective check for anyone who is struggling with challenges, has had a devastating loss, or is wondering if their dreams are even possible. I am so grateful for his generous words and heart, and I know you’ll be uplifted through whatever you’re going through after listening to him.

There is more than one way to accomplish a dream.

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show notes 

  • How our dreams and goals can constantly push us to evolve (3:38)
  • What happens when our dreams start to falter (8:20)
  • Why taking ownership of everything in our lives is so important (10:18)
  • Why we must be teachable in order to evolve (13:20)
  • How to think about hard challenges when you’re right in the middle of them (20:27)
  • The power of gratitude for what you have to attract more (24:10)
  • How to help yourself by serving others (28:00)
  • How Chad is learning how to receive support in a current transition (36:10)
Dreams don’t come true with I-optic vision. They come true with We-optic vision.

 

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”
-Oprah Winfrey

At some point in your studies or in your browsing of Facebook quotes, you’ve heard of the concept that what we focus on expands. Or in simple terms, we get more of what we give our attention to.

Have you ever noticed if you’re feeling bugged, annoyed, or simply blue, you can easily find more of those experiences to continue that feeling?

And the opposite is true too – when you’re feeling good, happy, grateful and excited about life that you can attract more of the feel good?

Gratitude is one of my favorite foundational success principles.

It cultivates happiness, contentment, and a positive personality that people want to be around.

It can also be the linchpin of creating success. A few years ago I was attending a business growth seminar by Brendon Burchard with 700 other people. David Bach, famous best selling author of all the financial education books such as The Automatic Millionaire, was an attendee in the audience. Brendon had David come up on stage for just a few minutes. Brendon asked David to sum up and share his number one success strategy. David’s response? “I’ve written down a few things each day that I’m grateful for and I believe that has made all the difference.”  Of all the things he could say or express, he chose gratitude. It reinforced to me what already rang true in my heart.

Fostering an attitude of gratitude keeps us grounded to the good. It opens our eyes, hearts, and minds to possibilities. It helps us attract opportunities and cultivate positive relationships.

Now, it’s not always “easy” to do so, especially when life has served us up some form of struggle that is sucking up our attention – financial fears, relationship struggles, loneliness, health issues, or a myriad of other life “stuff” to navigate. However, if this is you right now, this principle is even more important for you. This could be the lifeline for you turning your situation around. Science and research has proved that our attitudes and disposition has a direct influence on our lives and our health.

Have you made a gratitude deposit lately?

Here are a few quick suggestions to get you in the flow and feeling better, happier, and more optimistic:

1.) Make a gratitude list. Simple enough write a list of the things you’re thankful for.

  • You woke up today.
  • You can read this email.
  • You have a computer or mobile device; therefore
  • you have great opportunities.
  • Your health, relationships, your home, etc.
  • Good books, nature, your faith
  • And so on…

2.) Acknowledge someone else for what you’re grateful for in them. By appreciating others, you’re making a positive deposit that has a contagious effect on you.

3.) During the first few minutes that you awake and the last few minutes before going to sleep, say out loud or think in your thoughts the things you are grateful for. Our minds are most potent as we drift off to sleep and as we awake. Make gratitude your focus points to begin and complete your day.

This month I invite you to get swept up in the power of gratitude in your own life. Allow yourself to feel grateful, even for and especially with the little things that bring joy to your life. Be grateful for YOU and all that you’re striving for in your life. Your life makes a difference.

I am so grateful that we are connected. Your stories, sharing, and inspiring lives touches my heart and motivates me on my own path. Thank you for being willing to live your own unique path.

 

Cheering you on!

Tiffany

 

Release The Outcome

Release The Outcome

There are lots of things, events, and outcomes we cannot control –
and we can create a lot of drama, struggle, and misery in our lives trying to do so…

A few weeks ago I wrote a lengthy Facebook post (see image below) that contained my own personal aha and awareness for the life event that I was facing – competing in eWomen Network’s North America’s Next Greatest Speaker Contest in Dallas, Texas.

I had been selected as a Top Ten Finalist (thank you for voting for me!!!) amongst over 1,000 applications. Talk about humbled. And talk about the internal pressure that I felt at times to “perform”. I was definitely putting myself out there and even asking others to “judge” me and my heart so the emotions at times were ripe for the learning.

So in my preparing for this experience, early one morning I had this awareness that took my power back from the fear, the perfectionism, the outcome…I can only control how I SHOW UP – and how I choose to experience this or any experience.

In life at times, you will face heartache, struggle, and challenge.
Some times people will lie about you or betray you.
Or politics may win out.
Others may criticize you.
They may say “no” to your offer, services, or product.
Your book might be rejected 144 times before you get a yes.
Your date request denied.
You may not make the honor roll, get the lead in the play, or get into the school of your choice the first time around. Or second. Or third.
You may be passed up for the promotion.
You may not be included.
You might be ignored.
You may not hit the rank you want when you want.
__________ insert your own here.

There are many more scenarios that all lead to the same point:

You can’t control the outcome.
You can only control how you SHOW UP.

How do you choose to SHOW UP regardless of the outcome?

Here is the full post written in it’s own authentic, inspired form:

 

For me, there is great peace in focusing on the only thing I can always control, influence, or direct in my life: how I show up.

And like I said in my post, I choose to show up and play full out.
My heart on the line.
To give my best and the best service I can, whether they say yes or no.

So that’s the thought to ponder this week…in your life and in your experiences, how will you choose to show up?

There are many things, people, and outcomes we cannot control. We can influence yes, control, no. By muddling with trying to control the outcome, we create our own misery.

Our power, attention, and energy I find is best suited to be focused where the choice is 100% ours – with ourselves and how we choose to play the game of life being served right now.

Release the outcome.
And focus on showing up powerfully present, fully engaged, and loving no matter what.

That’s a life worth living… regardless of the outcome.

With great love & respect for your path,

Tiffany