Podcast: EP 80 The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson

Podcast: EP 80 The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson

Have you ever struggled to surrender?

 

The idea of surrender is complicated for many of us. But when I read my friend Kute’s new book about the magic of surrender, I was so inspired to rethink what surrender can do for us. I truly loved this book and can’t wait for you to hear Kute’s wisdom in this episode.

A beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher, Kute Blackson offers a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Kute’s multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father has spanned four different continents. His unique lineage lay the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual’s true gifts and greatness.

This conversation is about rethinking what surrender is (and what it’s not), how we can let go of what is holding us back, and ways to allow more magic in your life.

“Surrender is the password to freedom.”

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Show notes:

  • The two formulas that allow magic to come from surrendering (1:54)
  • How freedom and surrender are connected (7:00)
  • What Kute learned about surrender from the trains in India (16:30)
  • The difference between acceptance and surrender (19:35)
  • What happens when we try to spiritually bypass darkness (28:15)
  • How to surrender to the timing of things (33:25)

 

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Podcast: EP 79 Embracing the Unknown with Adam Markel

Podcast: EP 79 Embracing the Unknown with Adam Markel

How do you feel about change and uncertainty?

 

We’ve all experienced a lot of it in the past couple of years. And it’s not the easiest thing to go through gracefully. I recently heard Adam speak at an event I attended and I loved what he shared so much I wanted to share it with you on the podcast. 

Adam Markel is the #1 Wall Street JournalUSA TodayLos Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of Pivot: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. He is the co-founder and CEO of More Love Media, a sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker, workshop facilitator for Fortune 500 companies, a resilience researcher and expert, a global business leader and mentor, member of The Transformational Leadership Council and Association of Transformational Leaders.

This conversation is about how we can become more comfortable with change, how we can become less fearful of uncertainty, and what opportunities lie within the circumstances we didn’t see coming.

“The toughest part of change is the unknown.”

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Show notes:

  • What it means to truly embrace the unknown (3:14)
  • How to navigate uncertainty without fear (7:35)
  • Tips for being resilient when you are scared (19:55)
  • Why resisting change is painful (34:30)

 

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Podcast: EP 78 Just Start

Podcast: EP 78 Just Start

It’s time to begin.

 

It’s spring time and it feels like a season of new beginnings. Taking imperfect action was the topic of the very first episode I recorded for this podcast, and it feels like a good time to revisit that idea. This is one of my favorite key success principles. 

In this episode, I share some stories from my own life of what has happened when I’ve waited to be ready to be ready and times when I’ve just started. I hope this gives you the courage to just start.

“Don’t prepare. Just begin.”

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Show notes:

  • A question to ask yourself when you need focus on what to do (1:20)
  • Why starting before you’re ready is ok (5:01)
  • What happens when you become a doer versus a thinker (9:00)

 

 

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Podcast: EP 77 Transforming Your Pain with Kristine Carlson

Podcast: EP 77 Transforming Your Pain with Kristine Carlson

What happens when you lose the love of your life?

 

This is what today’s guest discovered after her husband Richard died suddenly at age 45. She has written so much wisdom on this topic and I love hearing her insight and spirit speak on transformation, grief, and joy.

Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author, best known for her work with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson in the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series—with over 25 million books sold worldwide. She is a renowned speaker, inspiring podcast host, retreat leader and blogger. Her mission is to help women transform from heartbreak and loss to live their best lives with joy, gratitude, renewed passion and purpose. With her resilient spirit, powerful presence and heart-centered teaching, she guides women through the challenges and transitions of middle life and awakens them to their truth and the expression of their highest selves.

This conversation is about healing, transformation, success, trusting the process, and being open to joy. I hope it speaks to you as much as it spoke to me.

“We have to make the decision to become the hero.”

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Show notes:

  • The difference between overnight decisions and overnight success (11:20)
  • What a major loss can open in us (13:27)
  • How to invite healing into our lives (18:15)
  • The star mantra that got Kristine through her early grief (23:10)
  • How gratitude is related to joy (26:50)
  • The keys to transformation along the journey (35:00)

 

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Podcast: EP 76 The Kindness Effect with Jill Donovan

Podcast: EP 76 The Kindness Effect with Jill Donovan

When you know you have a purpose that you aren’t living yet, keep going.

 

I love a great entrepreneurial story and when I met the founder of Rustic Cuff and read her book, I knew I had to share it with you. If you have been searching for your true purpose, that spark of joy, Jill’s story is going to inspire you to keep going.

Jill Donovan was born in Baltimore, Maryland; was raised in Pensacola, Florida; and graduated from Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met her husband, Terry. She went on to get her law degree from the University of Tulsa and was a practicing attorney and adjunct law professor at TU law school when Rustic Cuff was born.

She taught herself how to make cuffs and gifted them to friends and family. Today, Rustic Cuff jewelry is sold in more than 250 stores across the country. The brand has been featured on many national TV shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, E! News and The View. When not working, Donovan enjoys spending time with her daughter’s, Ireland 13, and Peanut, 9.

This conversation is an incredible reminder that your path is unique to you and it will lead you exactly where you are meant to go, no matter the time or route it takes.

“Kindness is its own language. Study it until you’re fluent.”

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Show notes:

  • The multi-year journey it took for Jill to get on the Oprah show (12:05)
  • The rock bottom moment that inspired the start of her company (17:00)
  • How the ripple effect of kindness works (25:15)
  • Why the amount of money you give doesn’t matter (42:05)

 

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Podcast: EP 75 Nourish Your Network

Podcast: EP 75 Nourish Your Network

I love training on sales and marketing.

 

It’s a big part of what I coach on, but that’s not why I love it. It’s because at the core of successful marketing and sales is caring about people. Paying attention to them. Listening to them. Understanding what they need and how you can provide that.

In this episode, I share some of my very best sales tips in relation to nourishing your network and caring about people. I give you some of my favorite examples and inspirations and I hope that after listening you are excited to nourish your relationships, fully confident that you are bringing great value to everyone you connect with.

“The most long-lasting, impactful kind of marketing is a four letter word: care.”

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Show notes:

  • The power of having well-nourished relationships (2:20)
  • The most powerful and long-lasting kind of marketing (4:25)
  • The core needs every human has (9:38)
  • What one connection can create for you (13:03)
  • The art of asking great questions (22:15)

 

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