Earn Your Happy Podcast | Motivation | Self-Love | Entrepreneurship | Confidence | Fitness and Life Coaching with Lori Harder

By Lori Harder

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Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you bust through your fears, connect to your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life, business and relationships… Listen in as Lori Harder, founder of the Bliss Project, 3X time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model, turned self love junkie - lifestyle entrepreneur and author digs in shares the goods! Each episode is designed to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to take action in your life. Tune in for an inspirational guest, a story or a "quickie" of motivation to get you out of a funk or blast you even further on your rockstar journey! Stop waiting until you are happy and go out and earn it! I promise to make sure we have some fun along the way - you can't take this life too serious. It's time to fall in love with the process and take back your control! Oh and please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps and leave us a review!

Episode Date
246: HOW to NOT Take It Personal
17:24

 

My book tour is coming to a close with one event left in Phoenix, and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with being in rooms surrounded by so many amazing people and learning from them as well. As you’ve heard in other episodes, I’ve found new takeaways from each stop – but so many reoccurring themes as well.

 

Another overarching topic is about taking things personally. Getting through this, of course, has a lot to do with mastering our mindset, but it helps to understand what it feels like before you get there.

 

Question: If you didn’t take things personally, what could you do in your life? I’ve asked this question at my book tour stops and the answers are endless, but the most common response? “I could be happy.” Whoa!

 

You see, when we worry about what other people think we’re putting ourselves in our own form of prison. Don’t stifle your truth just to please someone else. I highly encourage you to ruffle feathers, share your opinions and share who you authentically are at your core.

 

“If you’re not upsetting people, you’re not living in your truth – you’re living in fear.”

 

Be yourself. Stop people pleasing. Make some waves. I know this is a hard thing to do, but it feels SO good. Trust me, I’m a people pleaser through and through, but by sparing other people pain, you’re only adding more pain to your life.

 

“Freedom and truth are the opposite of suppression and resentment.”

 

Does this mean you’ll never take something personal again? Heck no. It is a constant practice of self-love and you will learn how to release it more quickly. It’s also one of our best teachers in life that helps us develop more compassion and understanding from where other people are coming from.

 

So the next time someone offers their opinion and you take it personally, make a conscious effort to release, forgive and move on…and live a happy life.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Why we need to stop taking things personally
  • Living authentically and in your truth
  • Why it’s an ongoing self-love practice to not take things personally

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club.

Join us at the Phoenix book tour stop! Head to LoriHarder.com/phoenix and grab a ticket before it’s sold out!

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 21, 2018
245: How to Unapologetically Step Into Your Purpose with Gabby Bernstein and Chris Harder
27:58

I am so excited to have my good friend, Gabby Bernstein back on the podcast today along with my husband Chris! We are talking all about how's Gabby's courses have impacted my life and how you could get the same coaching from her. 

I am also giving away some seriously amazing bonuses when you join Gabby's Spirit Junkie Masterclass! Get all the details and learn more at www.Loriharder.com/Gabby

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Jun 18, 2018
244: How Perspective Changes Your Life
08:50

 

I’m still on my book tour, and it means the world to me to share the room with so many amazing women. And while it’s a massive dream come true, it’s also forced me to make some massive perspective shifts when it comes to traveling, speaking, signing books and taking pictures. I’ll be honest, it can be a lot for this introvert who is prone get to getting anxiety! But once I’m able to slow down and change my perspective on it all – there’s no way I wouldn’t do what I’m doing. It’s just all about changing the way we view things.

 

One question I pose to my book tour audiences is, “what’s stopping you from connecting in different relationships?”

 

“In order for things to change, we have to change how we’re viewing things.”

 

Whether it’s your body, career or relationships, it is imperative that we shift our perspectives before anything can happen. We need to shift into how we want to feel.

 

It’s amazing how this small little thing (OK, not always the easiest task), can give you tons of energy back. No matter what you’re feeling anxiety around, change the lens you’re viewing it through and see how you can make it easier. There could be a different (and better) way.

 

Do this, and you’ll be on the fast track to changing your life.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Shifting your perspectives
  • Why the way we view things may be preventing connection
  • What Lori’s book tour is teaching her

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 14, 2018
243: How to Use Crystals for Healing and Manifesting with Energy Muse (Heather Askinose and Timmi Jandro)
52:12

 

My interview with Heather Askisone and Timmi Jandro, the founders of Energy Muse, was a conversation that was meant to happen. In recent years, I’ve become super intrigued with the use of crystals and it was incredible to dive deeper, learn some new things and also receive validation on some crazy coincidences in my life that involved crystals.

 

Best friends since the 1st grade, Heather and Timmi weren’t always interested in crystals. In fact, both were in different careers (business and high-end real estate) up until they founded Energy Muse 17 hears ago. With their combined experience of healing and business, they are now taking the woo-woo out of crystals and empowering people to make change starting today.

 

I know there will be some skeptics out there, but I have a feeling they’ll feel differently after listening. It’s all about good energy! I highly recommend taking their crystal test on their site to see which stones you’re drawn to – they may just help you through your next challenge. (And if you feel called to do so, I would love it if you shared which ones you chose and what they mean!)

 

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Question Highlights:

  • How did you both start out on this journey?
  • Who do you typically give the amethyst stone to?
  • When did you realize there was something there for you with crystals? What made you dive deeper?
  • Do you keep different crystals throughout your house or through different times?
  • What was the main reason you decided to write your book, Crystal Muse?
  • How does energy alignment with the moon relate to crystals?
  • Do you have any rituals in your book that help people feel grounded or rooted when they’re at a tipping point?
  • What is the most exciting thing that’s coming up for you with your book release?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Heather and Timmi first met and their backgrounds before founding Energy Muse
  • How energies/stones resonate with people differently
  • The innocence of picking a crystal for the first time
  • The shift that took place when Heather gave Timmi a prosperity necklace
  • How crystals can help us feel and serve as a reminder to slow down
  • Energy Muse’s internal challenge to pick one stone and work with it for 21 days
  • Their new book, Crystal Muse, and why it’s a book of secrets that offers rituals done in 11 minutes or less to render results
  • Emotional moon in Scorpio
  • Why humans are looking to reconnect with each other more than ever
  • What it means to “energetically cut the cord”
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“When you feel, you start healing.”

 

“The more I stopped and slowed down, the more my life moved forward.”

 

“There are so many juicy concepts and conversations that one stone can help you evolve into and unearth.”

 

“The beauty of finding out who you are and where you are at that time is powerful.”

 

“The more we plug into the light right now, the more we are going to be able to get out of the chaos and confusion.”

 

“We, the people, are the bridge between the worlds – the earth and the sky.”

 

“You’re going to feel the pain, but it doesn’t have to last forever.”

 

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Having known one another since the age of six, Energy Muse co-founders, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro are each other’s yin to their yang. Heather Askinosie is a leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui, and holistic healing. For over 25 years, she has had the privilege of studying with the best healers from all over the world, who have passed down ancient teachings on how to utilize energy technology. In 2000, Heather co-founded Energy Muse with business partner Timmi Jandro. Timmi’s background in sales and operations, making them a dynamic duo in this industry. Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle brand, providing tools of empowerment, inspiration, and hope in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Together, Heather and Timmi are helping people reconnect with the energy of the Earth to align with their highest self, realize their true calling, and tap into their own personal magnificence.

Resources:

EnergyMuse.com

IG: @energymuse

 

Get their book, Crystal Muse here!

 Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 11, 2018
242: How To Take Back YOUR POWER
10:20

 

I’m in New York this week having just wrapped up my stop in Boston for the book tour and it was another magical night. It’s so great having conversations with other women – especially those who have or are reading the book and are looking to connect with other women, too! It’s also super interesting to see what common questions are popping up between book tour stops.

 

One common theme that’s coming up, both at the book events and online, is how people are afraid to take leaps and try new things – they feel stuck. Personally, I know I’m wasting time when I start asking myself a lot of questions and stop taking action. All of the what if’s, stalling and procrastination – anything to prevent me from doing anything that might bring me some sort of pain. Does that sound familiar to you at all?

 

“We get stuck focusing on the pain instead of the motivation.”

 

But here’s the thing (and I have to remind myself of this daily), we don’t come out of the womb knowing what to do. Take riding a bike… can you imagine if as a child, we just kept thinking about the pain of the fall, scraping our knees or bumping our heads? We would have never ditched those training wheels! Instead, we imagined how free it would feel to cruise around.

 

So, take back your power. Quit focusing on the fall. Focus on the freedom. And don’t look back.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Why people feel like they’re “stuck”
  • Taking back your power
  • Why we need stop focusing on the pain and focus on the good

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 07, 2018
241: The Balance Between Making Money and Following Your Passion with Luke Storey
55:12

 

I am utterly fascinated at the diverse background of today’s guest and fellow podcaster, Luke Storey. With a journey that began as a high school dropout, Luke has hit career stops along the way as a musician, fashion stylist and now health and wellness podcaster. I honestly wish we would have had more time to delve into each avenue of his journey, but we were able to touch on so many inspiring topics the led him through each one.

 

A self-professed work in progress, I love that Luke focuses on staying teachable. He’s not afraid to examine each aspect of his life to find out what’s in alignment and what isn’t in order to live in his highest purpose day in and day out. Luke has committed to maintaining a balance of talent and passion, but that often means keeping his ego in check.

 

Tune in to hear how Luke manages to keep just the right level of humility without sacrificing his gifts or self-worth – all while staying true to who he is. This was such an insightful episode – I cannot wait to hear what you took away from it, too!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What brought you to do what you’re doing now?
  • What did the journey feel like when you discovered that living in your potential soothes you?
  • What were some of the biggest things you pulled from each of your career stops?
  • What does it look like, on a daily basis, when you’re working through something while also being humble and still being fully you?
  • How can you practice being in a relationship when you’re not in a relationship?
  • What are you most excited about?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Luke’s diverse background in music, fashion, speaking, health and wellness and how it led him to the present moment
  • The balance of talent and passion
  • How Luke got his start in fashion styling
  • Living in different purposes throughout one’s life
  • The need for significance and one’s interpretation of humility
  • Integrating the ego with one’s endeavors and work
  • Not attaching worth to one’s gifts
  • The importance of staying teachable
  • The pursuit of pleasure
  • How Luke is getting clear on who he is and what he has to offer
  • Relationships – romantic and platonic
  • Gratitude work
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“Once you figure any area of your life out and get some help, the only key to true fulfillment is passing that on to other people and living a life of service.”

 

“It’s owning that I’ve worked my ass off and learned a lot, but there’s also plenty left to learn.”

 

“Don’t believe everything you think.”

 

“Build a relationship with whatever it is that makes your heart beat all day, every day.”

 

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Luke Storey is a former celebrity fashion stylist and entrepreneur, public speaker, podcaster, and lifestyle design coach who has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle through his extensive, personal research and development.

Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week so that listeners can use this knowledge to design their ultimate lifestyle. 

The Life Stylist Podcast features the biggest experts in the fields of health, spirituality, and personal development. Past guests have included experts like Dave Asprey, David Wolfe, Sharon Salzberg, John Gray, Neil Strauss, Russell Simmons, and Daniel Vitalis.

Luke’s show covers an ever-expanding range of topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, food and supplementation, herbalism, alternative medicine, and biohacking technologies and tactics.

As a public speaker, Luke has appeared on stage with current thought leaders such as Marianne Williamson, Tim Ferris, and Neil Strauss. He is known for his raw, down to earth delivery, and ability to excite minds, and open hearts.

Luke currently works one on one with private clients and continues to act as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the world’s most prominent school for fashion stylists, which he founded in 2008.

Resources:

LukeStorey.com

IG: @lukestorey

The Life Stylist Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-life-stylist-podcast/id1121467751?mt=2

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 04, 2018
240: How to MASTER Your MINDSET and Find Happiness
12:25

 

You’ve likely heard it before, but I’ll say it again… This thing called life can be so, so challenging. With lots of new situations popping up for me and speaking to audiences that I normally wouldn’t talk to, I’ve determined that getting through it all has to do with mastering my mindset.

 

Because when you put yourself out there in a new and vulnerable way, you’re not going to be supported by everyone. You’re going to have those people who judge you or say unkind things to you because you’ve “changed” or perhaps it’s someone who wishes they were doing what you’re doing. Always remember that it’s not about you – it’s them.

 

“The more you shift into the person you know you were meant to be, the more you change.”

 

When we allow fear or the opinions of others to get into our head, we are stopping ourselves from living the life we were meant to live. It’s a choice to tune into the small minds or let them fall away. I’m not saying they won’t affect you at times, but you must always return to that place of love and happiness within yourself.

 

Decide what matters and whose opinions are valuable to you. Personally, when I am living in my authentic power and truth, nothing else matters besides what my Creator and my family think (in that order).

 

“We are radically responsible for our own energy.”

 

So, determine what brings you back to that place of love and happiness – in all you do. I find that I’m able to drown out of the noise by bringing in more good (creating, dancing, writing surfing etc.). What helps you?

 

Whatever it is, know that we need you to show up in whatever makes you unique. Don’t let anyone else try to tell you different. YOU get to live this life exactly the way your Creator intended and that is pure bliss.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Mastering your mindset
  • Determining what and whose opinions matter to you
  • Living the life you were created to live

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

 

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 31, 2018
239: How to Stop Blocking Yourself and Start Manifesting Your Dreams with Sarah Centrella
01:01:08

 

Have you ever had one of those conversations that happened right when you needed it? Well, let’s just say that my chat with today’s guest, Sarah Centrella, was divinely timed. I always say that my podcast was created so I could selfishly get advice for myself, and this episode delivered.

 

About 10 years ago, Sarah was a stay-at-home mom, married to her high school sweetheart with 3 kids. She thought she and her husband were building this picture-perfect life, but the market turned and she discovered her husband was cheating on her. It was in this moment, broke and divorced, that her life as she knew it changed.

 

As one could expect, Sarah was shell-shocked. But when the dust settled a bit, she came to the realization that she was in control and had the power to decide who she was going to be. An avid fan of Oprah (who isn’t?), she decided to try a vision board after seeing it on her show. Little did Sarah know that 1.5 years later, her vision board would come to life.

 

Realizing that it was no coincidence that her vision board and life matched, she created another and watched those things come to fruition as well. Seeing a trend, Sarah interviewed several people to hear their success stories and discovered that there were eight common steps – regardless of the highs and lows – between all of them.

 

Today, Sarah uses this 8-step plan to help everyone – whether it’s a live coaching appearance or in her book, Hustle Believe Receive – create and manifest the life of their dreams. She encourages action on a daily basis to keep moving that needle toward your end goal/vision.

 

I loved our talk so much as it’s a great reminder to myself that no one is perfect and we all question our path and struggle from time to time. If you’re frustrated with where you’re at with your dreams, be sure to listen to get an instant pick-me-up! Enjoy!    

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Where did your story begin?
  • What did the journey look like following that sliver of hope?
  • How did you create your vision board, what were the tools around it and how did you use it?
  • What made your vision board life happen?
  • Do you do something daily to get into that mindset?
  • Do you find that some people are afraid to dream or think bigger when it comes to vision boards?
  • Can you share what the 8-Step manifestation process looks like?
  • Where does step 6 (Do it – Hustle) come from?
  • What is the “Live it” step about?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Where Sarah’s story started
  • What moment marked the end of her life as she knew it
  • When and how Sarah came to create her first vision board
  • How Sarah brought her vision board to life
  • Why we must focus on the life (not the things) we want
  • The importance of linking feelings to the images on your vision boards
  • Using Pinterest to find your vision board images
  • Getting present and resetting when necessary
  • Making your vision so clear that you never give up
  • The 8 steps to create and manifest your dreams
  • “Throwing spaghetti at the wall” to see what sticks/works
  • Sarah’s book Hustle Believe Receive
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“I had to decide who I was going to be.”

 

“It can get better; it’s in my control.”

 

“I have always focused on experiences, not things.”

 

“If you don’t have a clear vision of where you want to go and if you’re not excited, at the very first obstacle you’ll say, ‘peace!’”

 

“The hustle is what you do on a daily basis.”

 

“Stop blocking and manifest.”

 

“There will always be a next level in your journey.”

 

“If you stop bitching, your life will change.”

 

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Best-Selling Author | Master Coach  Vision Board & Manifesting Expert

Sarah Centrella is the author of the #1 best-selling self-help book Hustle Believe Receive An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream.

Centrella is known as the premier vision board expert and original Manifesting Gangsta! Her new book of the same title will be released in early 2019. 

As a master life coach, she’s worked with professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, WAGS and thousands of people from around the world, helping them manifest their dreams.

She regularly delivers keynote speeches and leads workshops for clients such as: Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Morgan Stanley, NBA Wives Association and she is a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

Sarah has been featured by ABC NEWS, The Steve Harvey Show, The New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, Good Morning America and many others.

 Centrella is also a contributor for several major sites including: Elite Daily, Mindvalley, Thrive and Huffington Post.

Resources:

SarahCentrella.com

IG: @sarahcentrella

Hustle Believe Receive: An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream

by Sarah Centrella

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 28, 2018
238: Why You Have to Give Yourself Permission
12:19

I cannot tell you how surreal and exciting it all still feels to see so many of you building your tribes and sharing your takeaways, stories and photos with me about A Tribe Called Bliss (ATCB). I think I have a bruise from regularly pinching myself to confirm that this is indeed still real life. ;)

 

One common theme I’m seeing so far among my ATCB readers is how it’s giving you permission in all areas of your lives. Permission to do the things you want to do. Permission to be fully you. Permission to forgive yourself. Permission to have the conversations you need to have. Most importantly, it’s giving you permission to release the old stories about yourself that simply aren’t true.

 

Witnessing this has also spurred me to find areas where I can give myself a bit more permission in my own life. Because lately, I’ve had to accept that I’m just not going to be on top of everything and things are going to slip through the cracks. Book tours are no joke. It takes a whole other level of energy and time management… and saying no. And in order to do this, I’ve had to give myself a whole lot of self-love and grace.

 

“We’ll never get to where we want to go without massive grace and love.”

 

It’s times like this when we need to ensure we’re creating fierce boundaries and focus on saying no. Saying no can be so hard, but it is imperative for self-preservation during our busy seasons. Otherwise, our “good” may never turn into our “great.”

 

“Give yourself space for the true, authentic gifts to come through.”

 

Thank you all again so much for your support of me and my book. I know this is a recurring ask, but if you love the message of this episode or of ATCB, please share with a friend or leave a review so we can reach our goal of 1 million tribes!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Giving yourself permission in all areas of life
  • Creative boundaries and saying no
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 24, 2018
237: How and WHY to Step Into Your Truth NOW with Danette May
53:33

I am so thrilled to have my soul sister, Danette May, back on the show today. Not only was she the one that initially introduced me to the idea of a mastermind (hello, A Tribe Called Bliss!), but she’s one of the most authentic people I know. If you want to hear more about her story, please be sure to check out the resources for our previous episode (her journey thus far is incredible).

 

Today, we’re talking about her upcoming event, The Rise, and how it helps women make authentic connections by allowing them to be their authentic selves. Danette shares so many soul-shaking experiences and insights – all focused again on connecting with yourself to step into your highest purpose. Her wisdom is so relatable and I honestly could listen to her all day long.

 

I hope you enjoy our conversation and hopefully, we’ll both get to see you at her event in October (details in the Resources section).

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Question Highlights:

  • What made you want to host The Rise event?
  • Where did you come from – when did your soul speak to you, what did life look like and when did you first take action?
  • Why did your soul sign up for this event?
  • When you think of your event, what are some of the things you want to have at the event?
  • What can you tell those who are feeling called to go?
  • What does it mean to see yourself?
  • If you had to name three things that you think makes someone transform, what would they be?
  • What has having a female connection in your life done for you?
  • Why do events have the capability to shift your world?
  • What is something you want people to know about the work you’re doing with The Rise?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Connecting authentically with others by being authentically you
  • What Danette did when fear hit her surrounding The Rise event
  • Soul contracts
  • The cellular remembering of your power
  • What happens when you don’t listen to your soul
  • Showing up so you can see yourself
  • Speaking the truth to your soul
  • The power of events
  • What true, raw sisterhood means to Danette
  • What Lori will be performing at The Rise event
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“If you’re not unraveling, you’re not growing.”

 

“Movement is like cleaning out the cobwebs of your soul.”

 

“You get to choose your environment.”

 

“If I can love myself and get into my own radical self-acceptance, I’ve got a best friend for life.”

 

“Your self-love is your biggest work.”

 

“Rise within so you can rise up.”

 

“You get to be happy just because you exist.”

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Danette May is a motivational speaker, #1 best-selling author of seven health and women empowerment books, celebrity trainer, and mother. Danette is the founder of Mindful Health, LLC, a platform that reaches hundreds of thousands of women around the world. Danette stars in some of the top-selling fitness DVDs sold worldwide, is a top magazine\ model, and a frequent guest on national TV, Access Hollywood, Hallmark Home and Family, CBS, among others.

Danette has a deep passion for peeling back the layers of women’s light and empowerment through healing foods, healing movement and a healing mindset. She loves transforming hundreds of thousands of women around the world by helping them gain the knowledge and inspiration to love the bodies they LIVE in and love the LIFE they live!

Resources:

TheRiseDenver.com

The Rise Event • Denver, CO • October 13-14, 2018

IG: @thedanettemay

Danette’s last episode on Earn Your Happy - Episode 20: 3 Life Lessons to Create Big Shifts

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 21, 2018
236: This Is STOPPING YOU From Having the Friends and Relationships You Want
09:31

I am still feeling the energy of my first book tour stop last night at Wanderlust in West Hollywood. I can’t even begin to describe the energy that filled that room. And if you were there last night, thank you so much for being there and for supporting me and my book. The event was proof that this book really is creating a new way to connect, support and see each other and ourselves in a whole new light.

 

Can I tell you a crazy story about this particular venue? Four years ago, before this book was even a glimmer in my eye, I was there for Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie book launch. I had a lot of fear going into this event, and felt as though I wasn’t “good enough” to hang around this group of people – but I remember also being super excited and happy to be there. Long story short, it was amazing and I found myself sitting on the floor and dreaming of the day I held my own book launch event there. Let’s just say it’s quite clear that manifestation works!

 

This book tour stop (and I anticipate all the others will feel the same way) reaffirmed that all women are looking for deeper connections with female friends. People are done with the games of jealousy, comparison and fear, and are ready to create authentic connections. Everyone is eager to take their relationships from superficial to deep in order to create the safety net we all so desperately need.

 

I hope I get to see you at one of my upcoming stops for even more magical connections! And regardless if you’re able to attend, if you love my book or this podcast and feel called to do so, I would be so grateful if you shared my book with other women. My goal is still a million tribes and I can’t do it without you!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • The new way of connecting, supporting and seeing each other and ourselves
  • The safety net that having a tribe provides
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 17, 2018
235: How to Replace Your Habits to Connect with Your Higher Purpose with Tara Mackey
56:27

I am in awe when it comes to the resilience of the human spirit and body, and today’s guest, Tara Mackey, just reaffirms my belief. With a tumultuous childhood that lead to a drug prescription at the young age of 13 subsequent prescriptions thereafter, it’s not surprising that Tara once came close to ending her own life. However, seven years ago, she finally realized that the help she sought didn’t come in an orange bottle or from the people who she’d allowed into her life. She knew the drugs (and diagnoses) were holding her back and as a result, she quit all 14 drugs cold-turkey (she doesn’t advise this method) and hasn’t looked back since.

 

Tara now takes pride in educating others to get off drugs and even more in helping people recognize what’s holding them back and then guiding them to create new habits that propel them forward. I resonate so deeply with Tara’s message as she also truly believes that we all are put on this planet with a purpose. And once we’re able to pinpoint the habits that are holding us back we can then create replacement habits and finally tap into our own intuition and purpose. Tara’s new book, “WILD Habits,” even walks you through the steps to do just that.

 

I think everyone will relate on some level to this episode and I can’t wait to hear all of the takeaways from this episode and her soon-to-be-released book.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What do you do now and how did you get started on that path?
  • At what point did your intuition start talking to you and tell you to do something different?
  • What were some of the most influential experiences in your life that got you to those moments?
  • Can you explain what you mean when you say “numb?”
  • What do you share with people around what it really looks like when you step into the journey of your purpose?
  • Growing up, were there influences in your life that sparked a feeling of purpose and reminded you of who you were?
  • What were some of your labels and how did you get over them?
  • Do you have any labels now that have come with success that hold you up to some expectation?
  • How do we change out our habits and what does that look like?
  • How do we begin to make the space to follow the WILD Method steps?
  • What was your focus for energy in your book?
  • Do you believe everyone on the planet has a purpose?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Tara got off drugs and now helps educate people to do the same
  • How Tara helps people recognize what’s holding them back and then create new habits that propel them forward
  • Why harmful habits are all distractions from your true purpose
  • The importance of recognizing what you’re using to numb out
  • Labels
  • How drugs impact your labels and your behavior
  • Why it’s OK to change and grow all the time
  • Tara’s WILD Method
  • Listening to your intuition
  • The mind/body connection
  • The importance of movement
  • What toxicity in all forms looks like
  • Why it’s important to step away from judgment and criticism
  • How social media distracts us from our true purpose
  • Figuring out what to put your energy toward
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“I wanted help but help hadn’t come in the form of orange bottles or the people that I had let in.”

 

“We numb because we’re afraid of living up to our full potential.”

 

“Focus on adding up the moments that bring us joy because that brings us closer to who we truly are.”

 

“People will know you as whatever you do in that moment.”

 

“It’s not weird that you’re changing and growing all the time.”

 

“If you’re not moving your body other things get stagnant.”

 

“Become more conscious of why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

 

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Tara Mackey is the best-selling author of Cured by Nature, a soul singer and global motivational speaker. She is the Founder and CEO of The Organic Life, recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies of the Year. Tara has been honored as Woman of the Year and named one of San Diego’s Most Admired CEOs of 2017. Mackey travels the world as an activist, inspiring people to make bold and brave moves, take actions to live their dreams and create a more sustainable and empowered world.

 

Her next book, WILD Habits: Unlock Your Mind, Improve Your Health and Release Your True Power (SelectBooks, Inc. May 8, 2018) shares all of the specific mental practices and natural home remedies Tara uses in her own life for a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

 

Tara studied biology and worked as an MLT at Cornell before moving to California in 2011 to pursue her passions in health, acting and music. Tara began her blog and company, The Organic Life, in 2012 to share her wellness journey. Mackey’s bohemian spirit, talent and drive has generated a booming, engaged and inspired following. After receiving inquiries from

her devoted followers for her picks for organic and healthy skincare products, Tara launched Genetix in November 2017.

 

Tara’s work, journey and life has been featured by Forbes, Teen Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Yoga Digest, Byrdie, Readers Digest, Woman’s Day, ABC, Fox, The CW, PIX, MSN, Mental Floss, San Diego Business Journal, Essence Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Well + Good, Livestrong, Brides Magazine and many more.

Resources:

http://theorganiclifeblog.com/

IG: @taramackey

 

WILD Habits by Tara Mackey

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 14, 2018
234: How To Look Forward To Every Single Day
07:37

 

The day is finally here! My book is officially out as of yesterday and honestly, I just don’t have the words to describe all the emotions I’m going through. This is definitely the best I’ve ever felt, but there certainly were days where things definitely felt challenging. But let me tell you, everything I’ve went through to get to this point was worth it!

 

So today, I have a simple message and it’s that we can’t fully experience the good of anything without enduring the challenging or dark moments. This is why when we reach where we want to go – wherever that is – that we really take time to feel GOOD and celebrate it!

 

When we know there’s always going to be a balance of dark and light or good and bad, we can begin to look forward to each and every day. Stop resisting or avoiding the things that make you heart sing and just go for it – regardless of the outcome. This is how our soul wants us to show up in the world (and everyone else wants to see it, too).

 

“Your joy elevates the world.”

 

So take a minute and really reflect, what are you holding onto that’s blocking the things you desire? Now, take a moment and figure out one small step that will help you toward it. Better yet, tell a friend or your tribe of women who support you.

 

Speaking of tribe… have you gotten my book yet? If you have, I would love if you shared with me what resonated with you (so far). Also, in order to reach my goal of ONE MILLION tribes, if you feel called to do so, it would help so much if you could rate and review the book online so more women find it and create their own tribes as well. And if you haven’t gotten the book, no worries, you can still get a copy at a bookstore near you or by visiting one of the links in the Resources section.

 

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • The dichotomy of dark and light and why we need it
  • Why the most important relationship you have is with yourself
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 10, 2018
233: Learn The MISSING LINK in SELF GROWTH and SELF-LOVE with Chris and Lori Harder
49:58

Today is an extra special interview with my husband, Chris, as he’s interviewing me on MY book, A Tribe Called Bliss. And it releases officially tomorrow, May 8! Gah! I am so excited! So many of you have already gotten your copy and I cannot wait to see it in the hands of a million more (manifesting!).

Chris asks me questions today all about the book – why I wrote it, who it’s for and how it can help you get your message out in the world with the help of a supportive tribe.

I cannot wait to see the ripple effect this book creates as I truly believe that it will be a new way for women to support each other (and themselves at the same time) in all that they do.

 

Thank you all so much for your support! If you buy the book and love it, it would mean so much to me if you would write a review, share and/or gift the book to someone else. Cannot wait to hear all the epic tribe-building stories – so please be sure to share them and tag me @LoriHarder on IG!

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Question Highlights:

  • Why did you write A Tribe Called Bliss?
  • How did you write this book with your background/upbringing?
  • Who is this book for?
  • How did you get yourself in the position to tell your personal stories?
  • Could you have written this book had you not mastered tribe?
  • Who are some of the people in your tribe that got you through?
  • Will this book help people find their tribes?
  • What effect has tribe had on your earning power?
  • Can people make more money if they create a tribe like you?
  • What are you most excited about with your book release?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Lori’s book-writing journey – how and why she wrote A Tribe Called Bliss
  • Why this book is for anyone in any type of relationship
  • Becoming the person that will attract your desired tribe
  • Clearing your stories
  • How tribe takes you from transition to transcending in a fun and accelerated way
  • Lori’s tribe/mastermind and how they’ve supported her (and vice versa)
  • How tribe opens up a new dialogue between women
  • Why you need more than just a partner to talk to
  • How tribe and wealth go hand in hand
  • Tribe and philanthropy
  • How tribe pays you back – both financially and personally
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“You’re not going to get where you want to go without trying and failing.”

 

“If you want more you’ve got to learn how to show up more unapologetically you.”

 

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Resources:

ATribeCalledBliss.com

  • Special Training on The 7 Sacred Agreements with purchase of the book for a limited time. Upload a screenshot of receipt (scroll toward the bottom of the page or Click Here) and you will receive access to the training.
  • Buy A Tribe Called Bliss (releases May 8)
  • Find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Available at loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 07, 2018
232: How to Make a SOUL-GUIDED DECISION
14:06

Wow, we are less than a week away from the release of my book and I am so freaking excited – I can’t take it! And I cannot thank all of you – my supportive tribe – enough for your support so far. So many of my sisters have gone above and beyond to support me and my book, and in return, I’m trying to do the exact same for them by sharing their passions – books, podcasts etc. I’m a firm believer in bringing awareness to ALL women because that’s exactly what my book is about. Imagine what this world would look like with countless women supporting each other. Hello, energetic boomerang!

 

Today I’m sharing yet another excerpt from my book and this section, called Soul Talk, is all about really listening to what our soul wants and helping us step into our highest purpose.

 

“I want to clarify right now that even when you are listening to your soul it won’t always feel good at first. The difference is, when it’s a soul-guided decision, it will feel aligned and ultimately guide you to your bliss.”

 

Because this isn’t always the easiest task, my book walks you through how to tune in and really listen to your soul. It will help you move through what you’re going through – no matter what it is – and help you step into who you truly are.

 

I hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks of the book and cannot wait for you to have it in your hands. I seriously have the best audience and your support means the world to me. If you feel called to help me get my book’s message out even more, please share this podcast with others. Much love to you all!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Bringing awareness to and supporting other women
  • Making soul-guided decisions to guide you to your bliss
  • A Tribe Called Bliss Book Club

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 03, 2018
231: How Healing Your Relationship with FOOD Can Help You LIVE A FULFILLED LIFE with Mel Wells
54:33

 

Take a peek at Mel Wells’ Instagram feed and you’ll see instantly why I love talking with her and following her amazing journey of self-love. As an actress at 18 on a UK soap opera, Mel was exposed early on to the pressures of the performing arts world and keeping a “thin” figure. This pressure eventually led to eating disorder behavior and she remained in that self-described black hole for seven years.

 

Shortly after that time, she left that world, rediscovered her self-worth and rewrote her mindset. She now helps other women get out of the diet culture and change their relationship with food and their bodies. Because as Mel describes, by healing our relationships with food we can also change our relationships with our souls.

 

As a person who’s struggled with my relationship with food and my body, I related on all fronts of Mel’s messages. There really is a parallel between healing that relationship and using that same knowledge in all areas of your life. It ultimately comes down to loving yourself and giving yourself freedom. This was such a heartfelt conversation and I can’t wait to hear what you resonated with the most.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What got you started on your path?
  • What was it that finally broke the cycle for you?
  • What do you tell someone who feels stuck?
  • How do you calm those fight or flight thoughts?
  • When you get psychological cravings what can you do?
  • What does it actually look like when you support other women?
  • What does being authentic mean for you in your life?
  • What are some tools you’re relying on to get you through your recent move?
  • What journey do you want to take women on at your Self Love Summit?
  • Did you have any limiting beliefs around creating relationships with women?
  • Tell me about your new book, Hungry for More.

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Mel healed her relationship with food and her body (and soul)
  • Connecting to your bigger vision
  • Choosing movement that feels good and isn’t a punishment
  • Trusting your body and that it wants you to live a healthy life
  • What to do when you get psychological cravings – that aren’t hunger related
  • Pursuing a fulfilled life
  • Being in integrity with your values
  • Letting go of old beliefs and obtaining new ones
  • The inevitability of change and growth
  • Mel’s TedXTalk and how she reframed her disappointment when they couldn’t publish it online due to audio difficulties
  • The importance of sharing the things that go wrong
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“When you’re able to trust your body’s natural intuition it helps you tune in with your soul’s intuition.”

 

“If we want to feel free, then freedom is what we have to choose.”

 

“Choosing more control won’t get you more freedom.”

 

“The more I love myself, the more I’m able to lift other women up and genuinely mean it from the heart.”

 

“Be willing to take the masks off and just be completely comfortable with who you are and where you’re at.”

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Mel Wells is a Certified Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, International Speaker and Bestselling Author of widely acclaimed, ‘The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace With Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life’, hailed by OK! magazine, 'the new body bible for women'.

She is Hay House’s youngest author and is a leading women’s expert in her field. Mel dedicates her time to helping women worldwide ditch dieting for good, make peace with food and love their healthy bodies. Mel coaches’ women through her popular online Academy, and luxury Goddess Retreats held in Bali, Thailand and the UK.

 

Mel empowers women to stop fad diets and challenges their entire belief system around food and their bodies, by working on the relationship they have with themselves.

 

Mel has been featured in Forbes Under 30, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, The Independent and has been voted No. 1 Young Female Entrepreneur to Watch in the UK by About Time Magazine. She made her TEDx debut in Switzerland last December.

 

Her next book, “Hungry For More,” encourages women to nourish their soul cravings, feed their dreams and live truly fulfilled lives. “Hungry For More”, published by Hay House is due for release Summer 2018.

Resources:

Melwells.com

IG: @iammelwells 

Hungry for More by Mel Wells

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 30, 2018
230: Have You Ever Thought “There’s Got To Be MORE?”
11:30

 

As I said before, I’m sharing excerpts from A Tribe Called Bliss up until the release of it and today I’m reading a section called, “There’s Got to Be More.” And it’s all about confronting the thing(s) that are in the way of living in your purpose. It was a perfect part to call out as I practiced exactly what I talked about, and I experienced a new level of clarity as a result.

 

“The things we need to confront will not stop eating at us until we confront them or live in our purpose.”

 

From the start of publishing my book, I knew I had a responsibility to share/address some things with my family before it came out in regard to my feelings. So I set an intention to have a conversation with my mom and come from the most loving, compassionate place and do my best not to hurt her or any other family member in the process.

 

Great news – the call was a success and we were able to clear the energy and open up opportunities for something deeper. Why do I share this? Because I’m on a path to share what’s helping me in the moment – and today was one of those moments. It’s not always easy, but that’s what you get from my quickies – real, raw and vulnerable. All in the hopes that it helps you and helps you step into your purpose.

 

Cannot wait to see you on the book tour or in our book club!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Confronting people or issues that are in the way of living in your purpose
  • A Tribe Called Bliss Book Club
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 26, 2018
229: How to MAKE A LIVING Doing What You LOVE with Cathy Heller
01:00:31

 

A few months ago, I had the honor of being a guest on Cathy Heller’s podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, and I am thrilled that I get to have her on mine. Not only could I talk to her for hours and hours, but she has an incredible story that I know so many of you will resonate with. 

From early on, Cathy knew she was meant for more and sought to find her purpose in the world (she admits there were multiple attempts). She changed her major to World Religions to truly find out if there was “more,” and ended up taking a life-changing three-year trip to Jerusalem. After returning, Cathy moved to L.A. to see if she could make a career out of her love for singing and music. It took a lot of work, but she eventually landed a record deal. Unfortunately, her record label dropped her before it even had a chance to release. Feeling defeated at first, she bailed on the music and landed herself other “practical” jobs ranging from real estate and casting to floral and interior design. None of these fulfilled her though and she set out determined to find other ways to make money singing and songwriting – and help others at the same time.

 

Fast-forward to today and you’ve likely heard Cathy’s songs on your favorite TV shows, ads and more. She cracked the code to making money while fulfilling her purpose and now helps others do the same. In the past year, Cathy has taken it to another level as well by creating her podcast, which takes her knowledge and easily parallels it to anyone else’s passion project.

 

Cathy keeps it real and is the first to say that no one wants to see perfect – they want authenticity. Once you listen, I know you’ll agree. Tune in to hear all the goodness Cathy shares with us. I know that you’ll wrap up your listening session feeling just a little lighter and like you’re one small step closer to stepping into your purpose.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Can you tell us a bit about your background and your journey that led you to where you are now?
  • What pulled you to keep going through the various stage of your career/life?
  • How do we get people involved and excited?
  • Outreach leads to some of the same questions when it comes to content too, right?
  • What do you say to someone who struggles with perfection?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Cathy’s life and career journey that led her to where she is today
  • The many attempts made by Cathy to find her purpose – record deals, real estate, interior design etc.
  • The online course Cathy created to teach others how to license their songs to TV and film
  • How Cathy transitioned her knowledge to the podcast platform
  • The difference between a hobby and business
  • Finding your audience and who you’re creating things for
  • How you can make a living by doing four specific things
  • Why outreach and the value you can add is important
  • Creating content
  • Authenticity
  • Why we must be willing to be uncomfortable
  • Consistency and showing up
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“The mind likes to suffer, but I don’t need to.”

 

“The opposite of depression is purpose.”

 

“Success without meaning or fulfillment is an ultimate failing.”

 

“What makes any business works is radical empathy.”

 

“Vulnerability is the most powerful tool anyone has.”

 

“Wherever you are, there’s something you have that you can help somebody with.”

 

“We are all in beta – no one has it together.”

 

“Be willing to be a mess and do it anyway.”

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Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, and was recently given the No. 1 spot on iTunes show recommendation list for the New Year. Each week, Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer/songwriter and found success licensing her music to TV, film and ads. Quickly she became a stand-out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety and the LA Weekly. She started teaching online courses to artists which were quite successful and she’s been asked to speak at Podcast Movement, Social Media Worldwide, UCLA, Berklee School of Music, The Grammy Museum and the Billboard Film/TV Conference.
 
Since starting her podcast, Cathy’s show has been mentioned in the NY Times and Inc. Magazine’s “Top 9 podcasts.” She’s been featured several times by Apple and her fans are resonating with how genuine she is. Throughout the show, she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like designer Jonathan Adler, make-up artist Bobbi Brown, dancer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin and Gretchen Rubin to name a few. Cathy’s girl-next-door approach and out-of-the-box hustling style is helping so many people feel hopeful and excited about what lies ahead. Cathy often says “purpose is the opposite of depression,” and she truly helps lift people to be the happiest version of themselves.

Resources:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/cathyhellerbiz/

IG: @cathy.heller

 

Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-keep-your-day-job/id1191831035?mt=2

 

The Creative Workroom Three-Month Course

Thecreativeworkroom.com

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 23, 2018
228 How To Avoid My Failure
13:05

My husband, Chris, and I were talking the other day and we thought it would be fun to share a short excerpt of A Tribe Called Bliss in the weeks leading up to the release date. So today I’m going to share a part from the beginning of the book, called “Tribal Fail,” which talks about what it looked like when I started to build my tribe.

 

You’ll discover that finding your tribe at first is awkward as hell, but it’s invaluable once you’re able to break through the surface with other women and form deeper connections. Because here’s the thing… we ALL need a tribe. Seriously, it’s proven (more details on that in the book) that the most successful, healthy and happy people have a group of people who always support them and have their back. And this is exactly why I wrote A Tribe Called Bliss and encourage you to build your tribe and work through the book together.

 

Again, it’s not always a straight road to find these people, and if you’re not quite ready to dive in with others, I encourage you to read the book through alone first. It will definitely get you into the right frame of mind to start your tribe when you’re ready.

 

This is just another reason why I’m so excited about my upcoming book tour. I cannot wait to connect people to their tribes! You never know who you’ll meet and form a lifelong relationship with.

 

Thank you so much again for helping me get this book and my message out into the world. Hope to see you at a book tour stop near you!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • How she started to build her tribe
  • Why everyone needs a tribe
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 19, 2018
227: Make an Impact by FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION with Val Chmerkovskiy
53:07

As some of you know, my husband and I are huge fans of ballroom dancing, so it’s only natural that we’re huge fans of Dancing with the Stars’ Val Chmerkovskiy. After spending time with him earlier this year in Guatemala with Pencils of Promise, I just knew I needed to have him on the show to share more about his story and why making an impact is so important.

 

Born in Ukraine, at age 8, he and his family immigrated to Brooklyn, NY. As you can imagine it was a challenging transition but his parents inspired him to meet challenges by never backing away from theirs. To help occupy him and his brother’s time, they were enrolled in both violin and later on ballroom dancing. This soon became a passion for the whole family. In addition to Val and his brother Maks’ successful dance careers, they have since opened 14 other dance studios.

 

I cannot wait for you to hear Val’s inspiring story. Not only is he so passionate about his own life and what he does, he also hopes to inspire others to do the same. Tune in to hear how’s he connecting with others to do just that and how he’s making an impact in the world today. 

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What did your life look like growing up and where did your passion for what you do now come from?
  • What is most exciting in your life right now?
  • Was not giving up or quitting a mindset that you were taught growing up?
  • What do you think it takes to be a good leader/mentor?
  • What have you learned from being on your 50-city tour?
  • Do you still get nervous before you perform?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Why Val is so inspired by his parents
  • How Val and his brother got into dance (and violin)
  • Val’s (and his parents’) entrepreneurial spirit
  • Why it’s essential to have pride without the ego
  • Why mentorship is important to Val
  • Forming connections and making an impact with others
  • Val’s 50-city tour
  • Why Val loves seeing others who are passionate about what they do
  • And much more…

 

Quotes

  • How can I possibly dwell in my own success without having the energy of wanting to pass it forward and reciprocate?”

 

  • “A blessing isn’t realized until it’s passed forward.”

 

  • “I feel most fulfilled when I have a purpose.”

 

  • “Trust your track record.”

 

  • “Be nervous because you care, but don’t sell yourself short.”

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Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy was born in Odessa, Ukraine to an engineer mother and marine merchant father. At 8 years old, Val’s family immigrated to Brooklyn, NY as refugees seeking asylum from the corrupt ex-communist nation. It was in a small Eastern European community in South Brooklyn where Val first picked up ballroom dancing as an after school activity that his parents hoped would keep him out of trouble. Soon after, Val found another passion in playing the violin, further easing the nerves of his parents as the arts kept their curious son off the South Brooklyn streets.

Although he resisted the temptation of Hollywood for a few years, in 2011 Val eventually joined his brother Maks as a member of the cast of professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars for its 13th installment. The 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion quickly rose to stardom, becoming a fan-favorite for his impeccable performances and unique demeanor. Val won his first Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball Trophy with partner Rumer Willis during the ten-year anniversary season of the show. He later took home his second title in 2016 while partnered with Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez. Most recently, Val was partnered with Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen, making it all the way to the semi-finals for which he choreographed a dance that brought a wheelchair into the world famous DWTS Ballroom for the first time.

Val is the first and only American to ever win the IDSF Junior and Youth World Championship, along with the prestigious British “Blackpool” Open, the German Open and the Asian Championships in Shenzhen, China. After overseeing the biggest youth ballroom dance program in the US, the Rising Stars Dance Academy, Val co-founded Dance With Me, one of the nation’s leading social dance studios, where he also lends his expertise as Art Director. Longing to continue his work with kids, Val implemented the Dance With Me Juniors program with the mission of keeping kids active, healthy, and creative.

Val supports numerous educational organizations and children’s charities, including the Children’s Hospital of LA and Pencils of Promise, for which he helped build two schools in Ghana using the funds he raised for the organization. He also spent the last two years mentoring kids at the KIPP Scholar Academy in South Los Angeles and brought his most improved mentees along to live tapings of Dancing with the Stars to inspire them to continue working hard.

As a classically trained violinist, Val has performed at Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center as a concertmaster for the ISO Youth Orchestra. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Val recently finished writing his first memoir titled “I’ll Never Change my Name,” set to be released in March 2018.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/ValChmerkovskiy

IG: @iamvalc 

I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars
by Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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Apr 16, 2018
226: Make RESETTING Your ENERGY a Priority
12:12

 

I’ll be honest…With my book releasing in a matter of weeks, it’s been really easy to become overwhelmed with all the tactical stuff and let my thoughts be led by fear. As a result, I’ve been literally praying for a reset. And, today wouldn’t you know, my prayers were answered.

 

I’ve had back-to-back podcasts scheduled this week and I was resisting my interview with Sarah Centrella… not because I didn’t want to talk with her, but because I had so many others things going on. I pushed through this resistance though and wow, am I glad I did. It was smack-dab in the middle of our conversation when I realized that this was the exact message and conversation about manifestation that I needed to help me reset and connect back to my why. It is always a mixture of work + magic, miracles, fear, leaning in etc.

 

So now I’m back on my path and fully committed to blazing trails for all those right now who need the support of like-minded women with the help of my book, A Tribe Called Bliss. We need to remember to always circle back to make sure we’re connected to our why, and if we’re not we must use the tools that will get us there.

 

“Support your soul and that will support everything in your life.”

 

Remember, you are not in this alone and when you’re struggling don’t forget to use your tools or reach out to someone who you know will help you reset your energy back into strength and love.

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Women supporting women
  • How Lori’s recent podcast helped her tap back into her why
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 12, 2018
225: The Art of Imperfections with Candice Kumai
43:39

I’m so happy to have the amazing Candice Kumai on the show today! A former model turned culinary chef and celebrity, she has now tapped back into who she truly feels called to be and that’s as a writer. Today, we’re talking about her new book, Kintsugi Wellness, and her journey and Japanese heritage that called her to write it.

 

Kintsugi is the beautiful Japanese practice of taking a broken item and sealing or mending the cracks with golden repair. Candice uses this as an analogy in everyone’s life as she feels that our struggles or challenges are what make us more beautiful. We are all imperfect and she whole-heartedly hopes we all can see the goodness in our flaws and celebrate them in ourselves – and in others.

 

There are so many fascinating components to both Candice and her new book – particularly the deep dive into her heritage’s practices and philosophies – and I can’t wait to read it in its entirety. Be sure to pick up your copy, too and let me know what you think!

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Question Highlights:

  • Can you tell me what Kintsugi means, where it came from and where it came up throughout your journey?
  • Do you think it was important for you to go through your rough times?
  • What means the most in the world to you right now?
  • What are some of the most exciting things you’ve learned in your research?
  • What do you think were the core Japanese practices that shaped you?
  • What’s something wise you’ve heard lately?
  • What is resonating for people in your book?
  • How do you incorporate mindfulness into the food you make?
  • What are you most excited about right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • What Kintsugi means and how Candice came to write her new book, Kintsugi Wellness
  • The importance of connection and sharing our stories and pasts
  • What Candice’s Japanese heritage means to her
  • Wabi Sabi and what it means
  • Letting go of expectations
  • Accepting your imperfections and seeing the beauty in them
  • Being unapologetically who you are
  • Resilience
  • Learning to let go
  • And much more…

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Candice Kumai is known as “the golden girl of the wellness world” (Elle Magazine) and one of the “top 20 new role models” (Arianna Huffington). She is a classically trained chef, wellness writer, and author of five books. She contributes to lifestyle outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Elle, Shape, Bob Appétit, Byrdie, Girlboss, and Well + Good (where she also sits on their Wellness Council). Candice is a former judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay, she is a regular contributor on Dr. Oz. and E! News.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/candicekumai

IG: @candicekumai

Twitter: @candicekumai

 

Kintsugi Wellness by Candice Kumai

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 09, 2018
224: Why Contradicting Yourself Is Good For Your Growth
11:27

 

Today I’m talking about being a living, breathing, walking paradox. As we all grow and evolve, there’s likely been at least a handful of times where you’ve felt this way. You’ve thought you were on the right path, but suddenly something just doesn’t feel right to you. It’s like your favorite jacket. You wear it all the time, but suddenly you just don’t like it anymore. You need a change so you try a new jacket on for size.

 

“If you’re growing and evolving, change is a part of you.”

 

When resistance like this rears up, you have a choice – either keep resisting and take zero action for it, or lean in to discover what part of your authentic truth comes out. It is so freeing!

 

During this episode, I read a short excerpt from A Tribe Called Bliss, about my own paradoxical truths that I’ve discovered and allowed to free me. We are all multi-faceted people. We don’t need to be ONE thing. One of my paradox examples is being humble yet powerful and confident.

 

It feels super awkward at first and trust me, it took (and still takes) a lot of work to let these contradictions show though. But you’re only stifling your true authentic self. Share your opinions and in turn share your value with others.

 

What’s a paradox in your life that you can step into, own and celebrate? Even the smallest things count as big ones.

 

“Contradict your way to clarity.”

 

You will feel the most you you’ve ever felt and invite more amazing people into your life who are doing the same.

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Why you should lean into resistance
  • Being a walking paradox
  • Lori’s paradoxical truths that have personally freed her

 

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 05, 2018
223: How Being YOU Attracts ABUNDANCE with Chris Lee
55:09

I’m so thankful that I stumbled across life coach, Chris Lee, on Lewis Howes’ podcast awhile back and that I since have had the honor of talking to him in person and now on Earn Your Happy! With over 27 years of experience in the arena of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, I had a feeling our conversation would be epic – and I know you won’t be disappointed.

 

With a childhood spent in Puerto Rico as a Jewish American, Chris’ life was not picture perfect. He was bullied and made fun of for his religion but his strong mother helped him to realize that he was able to look beyond the current situation and see how he could support his own life and make the situation better. He thought that if he could make the best out of this situation, that he could also help teach other people to do the same.

 

What I love about Chris’ work is that he only teaches the tools that he has experience with (you can find those 10 principles in his book noted in Resources). Furthermore, he is admittedly still a work in progress and still uses these tools to keep him living his best, most fulfilling and authentic life. I know you’re going to identify so much with Chris and the stories he’s shared. And it’s my hope that it will help you step into your own super-star authentic self as well.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Would you share what you’re doing now and what was the turning point that got you started?
  • What were some of the things that brought you to what you’re doing now?
  • What was the first level for you of opening up?
  • What was the first thing you needed to move through and how did you see how the tools expanded into other areas?
  • How do you move through issues of self-worth?
  • How did you find your authentic sentence/self and how does someone else find theirs?
  • Where do you borrow faith from, where does it come from and how do you get enough faith and courage to take the first big step and leap?
  • How do you stay connected to your why?
  • What’s making you feel the most abundant right now?
  • What does fun feel like to you? And why is fun productive in your life?
  • How do you tap into compassion without getting completely sucked in or drained?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Chris’ childhood as a Jewish American in Puerto Rico
  • The duality of light and dark within all of us
  • Shifting mindset, focus and energy to attract more good
  • Shifting actions to shift results
  • Developing authentic affirmations
  • Determining your why and staying connected to it
  • The importance of having a group of supportive, like-minded friends
  • How Chris creates and uses his vision board
  • How Chris starts every day with meditation/prayers of gratitude
  • Interpreting things in a way that empowers
  • How Chris plans to bring his wisdom to people’s homes
  • And much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I don’t need to make it happen, I can attract it to happen.”

 

“The power within has the power to really move things in a way you never thought possible.”

 

“When I honor my purpose, I’m happier.”

 

“Create a bulletproof belief about yourself based on who you authentically are.”

 

“The why is the fuel.”

 

“True freedom is the ability to interpret.”

 

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Chris Lee is a transformational facilitator, coach, and TV personality. For 27 years, Lee has traveled the world teaching and empowering people, including world business leaders and Hollywood celebrities, to live an extraordinary life.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/chrisleemotivador.lee

IG: @chrismotivador

 

Transform Your Life: 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity
http://a.co/gBzcAAK

 

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Apr 02, 2018
222: UPGRADE Your MELTDOWNS
12:16

Yes, you read this episode’s title correctly – I’m talking about meltdowns today. I’m owning the fact that I’ve had a few more than normal lately and I want you to know that you’re entitled to have them, too.

 

“Meltdowns are healthy – don’t resist them.”

 

Right now, as you’ve heard, I’ve got a lot of amazing things happening, but all of these things are pushing me right to the edge. It’s a lot like feeling like a pressure cooker. The stress builds and builds and I feel like I’m going to burst! And… sometimes I do and that’s OK!

 

As a matter of fact, after my magical Bliss Project event both my husband and I had meltdowns at the end of our short two-day recharge. After we had them though, we felt better. And it’s because we allowed ourselves to move through our emotions!

 

Here’s where the upgrade comes in… You can have a downward spiral, but find the good in it! Don’t let it get out of control to the point where all you’re looking for is the bad. Have the meltdown, but find some good in it by making sure to have a solution-based conversation after – either with a friend, family member or co-worker.

 

I’m not going to lie. Different seasons of your life are going to require EVERYTHING you’ve got and it’s going to feel like it’s never-ending. You’ll likely want to throw the towel in and fly to a remote island. But it won’t always be this way. I promise if you keep going, you will make it to the other side.

 

So, what will make you feel better or more in control in the present moment? Whatever it is, do that. Just make sure that you’re getting super intentional by creating the time and space to recharge. And of course, having that full-out ugly cry will certainly help every now and then, too!

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Why you’re entitled to have meltdowns
  • Why meltdowns are healthy
  • Getting intentional with your time and space 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for order at loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 29, 2018
221: What No One Ever Shares About Becoming Successful with Chris and Lori Harder
48:57

Yay!  I am so excited for today's episode because we have my husband back on the podcast!

To learn more about our newest ALIGNED program, visit BecomeAligned.com Enrollment CLOSES Wednesday!

Mar 26, 2018
220: The Key to Unlocking Your BLISS!
12:40

Today I talk about being authentic as it’s one of the most important things you can follow throughout your lives. But for a lot of us, we find ourselves struggling to attract and connect with the people who we want to connect with. Personally, I discovered later on that it was because I wasn’t showing up fully as myself.

 

I didn’t want others to see that I was anything but “fine” because I didn’t want to be a burden. Instead, to receive much-needed validation, I constantly put myself in the role of fixer and peacekeeper. So in order to start showing my true self, I had to get vulnerable and share more of myself to others (something I still have to make an effort to do).

 

“If we don’t risk vulnerability and rejection, we will never actually have authentic connection.”

 

It won’t always go well, but when you take the risk, you leave yourself open to attract a tribe of people who will act as a safety net for you when you do face your fears. In my book, A Tribe Called Bliss, Be Authentic is one of 7 sacred agreements to creating relationships (I read an excerpt from the book during this episode).

 

Becoming authentic is actually following your joy and what lights you up. When we’re not following that it often has to do with the relationships we’re in. And sometimes we have to weed out the inauthentic relationships that are keeping us tied to the version of ourselves that we think we should show up as.

 

“You can’t be seen if you’re not showing up fully you.”

 

It’s time to get vulnerable and take risks and peel back all the layers of the real you. By doing this you’re able to attract your own tribe and attract all the people you’re meant to attract. Put simply:

 

“Stop trying to fit in and start trying to be more YOU.”

 

Imagine the incredibly powerful shift and movement we can all make with we join forces for good that cannot be stopped. I’m so excited to get this shift started on May 8!

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • What it means to be authentic
  • Discovering and weeding out inauthenticity in your life
  • Attracting who you are meant to attract
  • How Lori’s A Tribe Called Bliss book works 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 22, 2018
219: Get in Flow by Stepping into Fear with Lindsay Sukornyk
48:29

I’m so thrilled to have my friend and fellow master-minder, Lindsay Sukornyk, back on the show! Not only is she a great coach, yoga instructor and mom, but she’s also one of the best conversationalists I know. When we talk there is never a bad conversation.

 

In this episode, we talk about stepping into fear and reframing it as an opportunity for growth and aliveness. Lindsay and I also discuss the impact nature has when it comes to helping you get into more of a flow state (her Alive + Awake retreats are perfect for this). Regardless, it’s about listening to the “whispers” that nudge you in the direction you’re meant to go. And generally those are the things that resonate with you and make you feel good. Don’t know about you, but I am all for more of that in my life!

 

I guarantee you’ll feel a little lighter after listening to the words of my unicorn friend and eager to elevate your life to the next level (perhaps in Costa Rica?).

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Question Highlights:

  • How did you decide to move to Costa Rica and start doing retreats and other things?
  • What makes you this insane warrior going straight for the fear and straight for the opposite of what’s logical?
  • How do you allow yourself to lean in, have faith and get into the flow state at any time?
  • Why are we so resistant to be ourselves?
  • What is most exciting for you right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Lindsay left her elite career because she was unsatisfied and wanted to tap into her highest potential
  • Yoga, mindfulness and spirituality
  • Working remotely and how to make it work
  • How Lindsay changed her perspective on fear and reframed it as an opportunity for growth and aliveness
  • Triggering flow states by stepping into fear
  • The effect nature has on transformation in all forms
  • How Lindsay’s Alive + Awake retreats help others step into their highest potential
  • Lindsay’s book-writing journey so far
  • And much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Listen to the whispers.”

 

“This way to the good stuff.”

 

“This whole journey for us has been one of leaping into the unknown and making it up as we go and then ultimately listening to the whispers of our souls, but also taking the actions required.”

 

“When we play and have fun, everything can go way faster and far more smoothly – especially when it comes to transformation.”

 

“Surrender to the magic that’s available when we let go of our plans and expectations.”

 

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Lindsay is a unicorn trainer, transformational leadership expert, master coach, writer, wanderluster, and mama of four amazing kids. She is living the dream with her family in Costa Rica, France and Canada, where she guides elite leaders from around the world through transformational activation experiences in the surf town where she lives. She is completing her first novel and screenplay, “Path of the Unicorn.” A regular Huffington Post blogger and often featured as a speaker and expert in the media, she is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) with CTI and a RYT 500 certified yoga teacher. Lindsay has a B. Comm from Queen’s University, where she majored in strategy and organizational behavior. She began her career at A.T. Kearney, a top-tier global management consulting firm. In the elite transformational leadership coaching space for over 15 years, Lindsay has spoken to and coached founders and influencers at global events such as Afest, the Bliss Project, and leading organizations, including Accenture, and A.T. Kearney, Starbucks, Deloitte, P&G, Blackberry and Revlon. She has been cited as an expert media such as The Globe and Mail, The National Post and Canadian Business Magazine.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/lsukornyk

IG: @lindsaysukornyk

 

AliveAndAwake.com

Next Founders and Influencers Retreat is Nov. 10-17 in Costa Rica

Previous Earn Your Happy episode with Lindsay

 

 

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Check out my website at http://www.loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 19, 2018
218: LESS Preparation, MORE Faith
18:07

 

With so many projects happening right now, I’ve had to tap into a different part of myself – a part that requires me to lean into my faith and imperfection. You see for a long time I had a story around the amount of time I needed to create. What I’m finding now is that it was just that – a story.

 

In the past few months, I’ve learned to create (talks, programs etc.) in a much shorter amount of time. And scheduling wise, because I didn’t have a choice, I practiced massive amounts of faith to get it all done!

 

“Everything can be done in the amount of time that you have.”

 

The truth is that we use the amount of time we have – no matter how long that time period is. For example, I took the full 30 days to write my TedTalk – and tweaked right up until the end. I wanted my message to be perfect. But what I’ve found is that my audience doesn’t want to see perfection all the time. And just because I have the time, doesn’t mean I should use it all.

 

“When you over-prepare, over-perfect and over-tweak, you’re not leaving space for faith or trust.”

 

Where in your life are you over-perfecting or over-prepping? Now, don’t get me wrong, you should prepare, but you must leave space for your divine message to come through. Try tapping into what your audience wants to hear. Chances are if you have the fears, they do too. How can you use your experiences to help them overcome them? When you authentically share like this you are inviting yourself and others to up-level and live out your purpose.

 

After all, it isn’t about you – it’s about your audience and the message that you were meant to share. There is so much power in your imperfections – so let them shine through and have faith that others will relate to them as well.

 

“Focus on less perfection and prepping in order for your message to come through.”

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Upleveling and learning to create in a shorter amount of time
  • Why procrastination can be a gift
  • The power of imperfection and authenticity to change lives

 

Resources:

 

Aligned Course

Loriharder.com/aligned

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ 

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 15, 2018
217: Tap In To Your Creative Flow with Hila Plitmann
38:48

Today’s guest, Hila Plitmann, is like me, a regular at SoulCycle. It’s no surprise that I noticed her energy right away as she was always smiling, singing or dancing. But when I heard her angelic voice, it stopped me in my tracks and I knew I had to meet her.

 

Hila connected with music at a very young age, landed her first opera role at age 14 and attended Julliard School of Music. Now a singer and actor, Hila is just as passionate about music now as she was years ago. And once you hear her sing (and our conversation), you’ll see the intention and light behind her.

 

I always love hearing about all of the various creative processes out there and I hope you’ll also enjoy hearing how Hila taps into the feelings of her body with each new project or song.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What was it for you when you were younger that made you know that you had to follow this dream of singing, and what were the consequences if you didn’t experience or follow it?
  • What would you say to someone who maybe doesn’t know how that creative expression can come about? How do you nurture that?
  • When you go into creation mode, what are you thinking when you want to put something out in the world?
  • Did you recognize your dream and create it? What happened after?
  • What do you do now when you have a lot of extra creative energy?
  • What new things are going on for you right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Hila and I connected at SoulCycle
  • Not taking pain too seriously, but rather embracing it and inviting it in
  • Walking and writing to process feelings
  • Releasing self-judgment and criticism
  • Tapping into the feelings of your body to create
  • Hila’s non-structured structured life
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“It’s a state of timelessness when music and stories are in my life.”

 

“Relish and let yourself be in this amazing experience of life.”

 

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A Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter and Actress, Hila Plitmann is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice and the ability to perform challenging new work. She has worked with many leading conductors, performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Resources:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO2w3Bb09vJ5phl_YZeThg

FB: facebook.com/hila.plitmann.1

IG: @hilaplitmann

http://www.Hilaplitmann.com

Faith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjifzAioUfI 

Good Night Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy8Amut53qw

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 12, 2018
216: What Elevating Really Feels Like
11:48

I’m just getting back from my Bliss Project event weekend and honestly still recharging and processing all the magical things that happened. One of the topics we discussed at length was what happens before and after breakthroughs or graduating to the next level.

In my experience as well as other Bliss beauties, I’ve found that when we’re on the verge of the next level of our lives, things start to go wrong. We doubt if we even have what it takes, things feel like they’re falling apart etc., and we want to give up. But if we stick to it and keep pushing through with full-time faith we’re rewarded.

“Full-time faith will always bring us to a higher elevation of life.”

 

Personally, before each new level I’ve discovered that either something from the past comes back to haunt me or my faith is tested by multiple things going the exact opposite way of what I’d planned.

 

We all have “rocket ship” or “coast” moments – we’re either full throttle and feeling a little unsure and sick or breaking through to enjoy the coast that comes after.

 

I would love to tell you that you could go on coast mode your whole life, and things will be easy all the time, but I can’t. Again this is where full-time faith comes in. We must believe that everything, even the bad stuff, is happening for us and helping us get to that next level as soon as possible. 

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • What it means to uplevel and what it feels like
  • Why challenges tend to come up right before a breakthrough
  • Why we don’t get to choose when we have faith

 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 08, 2018
215: Take Your Relationships to the Next Level with Melissa Ambrosini
51:38

I’m so honored to have author and fellow podcaster, Melissa Ambrosini, back on Earn Your Happy! A lot has changed since we last chatted and I was so happy to catch up and dish about her new book, Open Wide: A Radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships, and Soulful Sex.

 

Melissa believes that all of us are meant to have deep and fulfilling relationships with deep love however, often we’re unable to achieve them because we lack unconditional self-love for ourselves. Tune in to hear how you too can unlock your heart, be vulnerable and authentic – all while staying in your truth and within the healthy boundaries you set.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What have you been up to since our last podcast?
  • Did this book (Open Wide) come from not having fulfilling relationships?
  • What happens when one partner is completely open and the other isn’t aware, but you want to share it with your partner?
  • What are some things you can tell people after they get a vulnerability hangover?
  • Do you have anything in your life now that feels like it needs completion?
  • Do you have any favorite relationship lessons – one good, one bad?
  • How do you discuss boundaries with people?
  • What is something you want to let go of?
  • What is something you really want people to know about the book?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Melissa’s new book, Wide Open
  • Mastering your relationships
  • Unlocking your heart, being vulnerable and authentic
  • How looking at the relationships that trigger may help you grow
  • How vulnerability connects us
  • Speaking your truth
  • The relationships that Melissa is working on
  • Practicing crystal clear communication
  • Why you should ditch the words perfect and perfection
  • Creating and getting clear on healthy boundaries in all areas of life
  • Why we must love and accept ourselves to rock our relationships
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I’m not here for surface-level interactions.”

 

“When you meet your soulmate there is nowhere to hide.”

 

“Where there is discomfort, there is always growth on the other side.”

 

“Relationships require love, energy and attention.”

 

“Everything we tell ourselves is a story.”

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Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl and Open Wide, host of the number one podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, a speaker and self-love teacher.

In her signature straight-talking style, Melissa teaches women how to unlock their full potential, master their inner Mean Girl, smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start living the life of their dreams. Named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine her mission is to inspire women to create a heart-centered life one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love.

Resources:

Previous Earn Your Happy Episode with Melissa

Open Wide: A Radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships, and Soulful Sex

http://melissaambrosini.com/openwide

IG: @melissaambrosini

FB: facebook.com/MelissaAmbrosiniTribe

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 05, 2018
214: Everything You Want Is on the Other Side of Fear
13:14

 

This past weekend, I spoke in front of 10,000 people at Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference. And while it was one of the most amazing speaking experiences of my life, it came with a ton of doubt, lack of clarity and more nerves than I’d ever experienced.

 

During the weeks leading up to this event and planning my talk, I struggled to find clarity. I panicked. With several big things happening this past month, I was stuck in my own head and nothing else could come through.

 

“Being busy can be the biggest curse when you’re trying to be creative.” 

 

At this point, doubt crept in and I began to wonder how the hell I even received this opportunity. I knew I was meant to be there and share a message, but I questioned if they had the right Lori Harder. So, I did what I knew I needed to do.

 

I reached out to my Earth angels and asked for their support and confirmation that yes, I could do this, and yes, I was meant to do this. It helped so much. My talk fell into place and it was off to Las Vegas for the conference.

 

However, the day before the event I felt waves of sheer terror. Dizzy at times and feeling like I was going to pass out, I told my husband, “I’m going down.” He quickly helped me reframe with questions such as, “What are you excited about? What are you grateful for?” It helped a little, but I still felt shaken. That is until I stepped onto the stage and saw all of the people. I was instantly grounded and realized that,

 

“No vision is given to us if it’s not for us. We must have faith in that.”

 

When I pictured all of my tribe who supported me, my faith kicked in and I felt calm. I felt a part of me I’d never felt. It was one of the most incredible talks.

 

So, the moral of the story? Have faith. Take risks – even when it scares the crap out of you.

 

“Stop thinking that a mediocre life is going to make you happy.”

 

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. It doesn’t always feel good, but it’s not supposed to. Lean into that uncertainty and know that for all the lows we experience, we often experience an abundance of highs.

 

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • How Lori overcame her anxiety around speaking in front of 10,000 people
  • Why we need full-time faith
  • Why we need to lean into uncertainty

 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at http://loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Mar 01, 2018
213: How to Help Move Energy Through You So You Can Keep Growing with Scott Stabile
55:10

 

I’ve been a big fan and follower of today’s guest and author Scott Stabile, for a while now. After losing his parents tragically at the age of 14, he felt that he had dealt with the loss in the years after – he did well in school, had a lot of friends, but he kept his parents’ death a secret to all those who didn’t know.

 

It wasn’t until he was in his 20s that Scott jumped into personal development and realized that he never really faced his loss or dealt with the wide range of emotions that were involved. He had built a wall around himself to keep out the dark, but because we can’t be selective about what we let in, he blocked out so much of the light, too.

 

Today, since learning to move through his emotions/energy, Scott has made it his mission to use love as his guiding force in life and serve the world with the power of love and positivity. On every level, he strives to operate from the energy of love, kindness and compassion. Can you imagine if the entire world did this? Scott believes we must focus on showing up in our own truth and then aligning ourselves in love.

 

I cannot thank Scott enough for being so open and honest and willing to share so much of his heart with us today. It has definitely further engrained in me to originate everything I do in love to obtain the best outcome. And if you love this, you’ll really want to check out his book, “Big Love.”

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Where did your story start?
  • What did it look like when your wall was up? What was the turning point?
  • What did the space look like when you had to go back and heal, forgive and let go of the shame?
  • Is there something else you do to help move your energy/emotions through?
  • What was the moment that helped you see what you needed to let go?
  • How do we show up with an “open” intention?
  • What is something you do when neediness (or another emotion) comes up again?
  • Why did you write “Big Love?”

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Scott’s tragic loss of his parents at age 14 and how it affected him
  • Getting honest with your feelings and sitting in the uncomfortable
  • The energy and discovery that comes with writing
  • The power of conversations to help move energy/emotions through
  • The importance of self-care
  • How breathing in a conscious way can unlock pockets of darkness
  • Showing up in your truth and having an awareness of how you’re showing up in the world
  • The power of intention, acceptance and flexibility
  • Self-love – becoming aware of it and making it a practice
  • Why all emotions are important
  • The beauty in sharing our hardships, struggles and idiosyncrasies with others
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Love is the guiding force in my life.”

 

“Unless we’re honest about what we’re experiencing in the world and unless we’re willing to sit in the uncomfortable feelings and feel, there is no potential for healing.”

 

“When you’re ready to grow and heal, and you’re really open to looking at yourself and your experience honestly, life is going to provide ample opportunity for you to do so.”

 

“When I’m taking care of myself, I feel more taken care of by the world.”

 

“When we’re willing to take responsibility for how we’re showing up in the world, the possibilities for growth are endless.”

 

“We can be clear on our intentions, but that doesn’t always mean that we’re going to get what we want. And it certainly doesn’t mean that we’re going to get what we want in the way we want to receive it.”

 

“Wherever we’re putting our energy toward avoiding feeling, we’re giving all of our energy toward that feeling.”

 

“What does love invite me to do in this moment?”

 

“Go within. Go to love. Love is the key to joy.”

 

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Scott Stabile is the author of Big Love. His inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following, including over 350K Facebook fans and counting. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, he lives in Michigan and conducts personal empowerment workshops around the world. Visit him online at http://www.scottstabile.com.

Resources:

 

Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart by Scott Stabile

http://a.co/ijJHrdw

http://www.scottstabile.com.

IG: @scottstabile

FB: facebook.com/ScottFrankStabile

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Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 26, 2018
212: How to BUILD A TRIBE that Takes You to the Next Level
20:58

 

Now that my book is available for pre-order, I am over the moon excited to talk a bit more about it and the journey it’s taken me on so far. First of all, I’ve always felt there was a book inside me waiting to be shared with the world, I just didn’t know when and I certainly didn’t know how it would happen.

 

It may come as shock to some that I’ve been working on this book for nearly four years now, but after many rejections, the publishing company that I wished for accepted my proposal and offered me the exact amount I had envisioned. The rejections were hard, but I only needed one yes, and I had faith that it would come.

 

“When we continue to choose faith, it’s going to show up in a completely different way thank you expect.”

 

But once my book proposal was accepted and we talked timelines, I did the unthinkable. I scrapped everything I’d written and started over. I knew so much more than what I initially wrote about and knew that this book was going to be a launch pad for a bigger movement. The book title, A Tribe Called Bliss, hit me like a lightning bolt on a plane ride home from a getaway with my husband. I knew, without a doubt, the message my book was meant to tell.

 

So here it is: we are not meant to do this all alone. We need to surround ourselves with a tribe that up-levels our lives, but also supports us and holds us accountable to our goals. But after many years of unknowingly searching for this tribe, I know it’s not an easy task. And that’s where this book comes in. I walk you through how to build your own tribe, step by step, and provide you with scripts and talking points to help you and your tribe reach your highest potential. There will be bumps along the way, but I’ve also included tips to help you remedy them.

 

It is my hope that you all grab a copy of this book and invite others to join you. I can only imagine the energy that will be pulsing through the universe when women do this together. I know firsthand that I would be lost without the support and encouragement I have in mine.

 

“It takes a tribe to build a tribe.” 

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • About Lori’s book-writing journey and how A Tribe Called Bliss came to be
  • How A Tribe Called Bliss helps you build a tribe that up-levels your life
  • What the Seven Sacred Agreement are

 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at http://loriharder.com/amazon

Be sure to screenshot your pre-order and tag me along with three other tribe members who you want to join you for the chance to win a copy of the book (galley copy that’s not fully edited). I will announce the winner on InstaStories.

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 22, 2018
211: Why You're Supposed to LIVE Your DREAM LIFE with Sheri Salata
01:05:07

 

You know how you meet someone and you instantly feel a soul connection? That’s exactly what it felt like when I heard today’s guest, Sheri Salata, speak at an AWE (Amazing Women Entrepreneurs) event about a year ago. I loved her energy and identified with her when she began speaking, and I then had the honor of meeting her briefly. Needless to say, I’d been dying to interview her ever since and was thrilled when were finally able to sit down and chat – in person!

 

Sheri is funny, successful and soulful – a powerful trifecta if I ever heard of one. With a 21-year career with The Oprah Winfrey Show, she admittedly had the dreamy career, but she realized she didn’t have the dreamy life. And she came to discover that it was because she forgot how to dream and use happiness (not misery) as her compass.

 

As Sheri and her friend’s podcast, “This is Fifty,” suggests, it’s never too late to change your story, find happiness and follow your dreams – no matter what your age is.

 

This was one of the fastest hours of my life and I know this episode will fly for you too. It’s my hope that you soak in every moment of Sheri’s dreamy goodness and put on your magical glasses to see the miracles that surround us all.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What did it feel like when you knew there was something else?
  • How did you start to calibrate your “compass?”
  • What do you tell women who think it’s too late or that their dreams have passed?
  • What is a story you feel you’re working through right now?
  • What is on your “to-be” list?
  • How do you get your “being space” rolling?
  • Where are you getting joy from during your 90-day cleanse?
  • What are you most excited about?
  • What are you a beginner at right now?
  • When you spot something (a miracle), do you call it out or celebrate it?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • What Sheri knows right now
  • Why happiness is the right compass (not misery)
  • Dreaming as a muscle and a valuable activity
  • Changing your story to make your dreams come true
  • What achievement means to Sheri now
  • The importance of having ONE integrated life
  • Why Sheri seeks happiness, joy, love and peace in everything
  • What it means to be in the “being space” of manifesting
  • Being in integrity with yourself and making tweaks as you go
  • Clarity and what it means to Sheri
  • Why it’s important to lean into self-care rituals and the energy that’s going to help you manifest your dreams
  • Sheri and her friend’ Nancy’s This is Fifty podcast
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I’m a champion resetter and reframer.”

 

“Happiness is the right compass.”

 

“Stories make our dreams come true.”

 

“Reimagine what’s possible and reignite that flame.”

 

“I work on my ‘to-be’ list, not my to-do list.”

 

“You can have the greatest boss in the world, but you’re still getting bossed.”

 

“I only want to be on the joy road.”

 

“Be a ‘BE-er” of transformation, not a talker about it.”

 

“Dreams put you in a state of potential and possibility while appreciating where you’re at right now.”

 

“There’s no more important story than the story you’re telling yourself about yourself.”

 

“Don’t lose hope in your own possibilities.”

 

“Stir the hope soup.”

 

“Hope is the beginning of the trail.”

 

“You’re supposed to live the life of your dreams.”

 

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Sheri Salata is cohost of the popular podcast series “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy” where she and her soulmate friend of 27 years, Nancy Hala, are recreating the middle of life as they set out to make the rest of their dreams come true. Sheri and Nancy are also co-founders of STORY, a media company producing print, digital and live event content, and Orange Dragon Productions developing TV and film content. 

 

Sheri’s current venture is the evolution from her 21-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.  

 

Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri is a University of Iowa alum and mama to her English bulldogs, Bella and Kissy. She lives in Los Angeles.

Resources:

 

This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-fifty-with-sheri-and-nancy/id1271868787?mt=2

IG: @sherisalata

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 19, 2018
210: How to Navigate the Puzzle Pieces of LIFE
15:38

 

In a recent Instagram post, I shared how life was a lot like buying something from IKEA. You ask for something and you receive it, but it’s nothing like you expected. It comes in pieces, there are no directions and oh, your dog ate the instructions. So now you have to figure out how to make something out of this mess. It’s time to get resourceful.

 

Life is much the same. Every day you’re thrown a new obstacle – whether it’s relationships, love or business – that you must navigate through. You build the skills as you go – and more than likely crash and burn a couple of times – but you learn what works and what doesn’t. These challenges aren’t obstacles, they’re lessons and it’s our job to figure out what they are.

 

I’m right in the middle of a huge “IKEA delivery.” So many pieces, with zero direction and I don’t know which end is up. Can you relate? I’ve once again had to allow myself to be a beginner and create a new process as I go. It’s rocky, but I’ve learned that I can let myself to kick, scream and cry so long as I’m putting in the time and work. There’s a TON of lessons being learned and I know I will use them moving forward.

 

“Obstacles are here to serve me, not break me down.”

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why we must choose adversity before it chooses us
  • How life delivers you exactly what you’re asking for
  • Why we need to find the lessons among the obstacles

 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder --> Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 15, 2018
209: How Radical Truth Telling Solves Everything with Lauren Zander
56:48

Oh my goodness, today’s episode with life coach and author, Lauren Zander, rocked my world! I had so many self-realizations during our conversation, I had to remind myself that it wasn’t a coaching session for me!

 

With a degree in environmental studies, Lauren took a job in the field right after college. But as time went on she realized that while she loved the cause, she was unhappy with the actual work. From there, she pivoted into the only self-help company she knew of and worked there for seven years until she ran out “screaming” and started her own personal coaching business.

 

Fast-forward to today and Lauren’s coaching company, The Handel Group, runs four different divisions dedicated to helping individuals and businesses alike create cultures that promote happiness and allow everyone to excel. Almost nothing is off limits when her and her teams deep-dive into their clients’ worlds to figure out what the problems are and what needs to change or be fixed.

 

I have a feeling that you’re going to run out and grab Lauren’s book or her coaching programs because I know it made me want to! She promotes the truth and she speaks nothing but – and it’s just so refreshing. Enjoy!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Where do shifts begin for people?
  • How do you get a smaller culture not to be afraid to share how they feel?
  • What’s something we can do to shift into a powerful mindset?
  • What are some of your favorite ways to connect people?
  • What are you most excited about with your book, Maybe It’s You?
  • Have you been in front of an issue that you felt was so big you didn’t want to begin?
  • How do we know when it’s time for a person to not be in our lives?
  • What recharges you?
  • Is there anything in your life that feels like it needs completion?
  • Is there something you need to release and care less about in order to care more about where you’re going?
  • What inspires you?
  • Do you have favorite books?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Lauren’s transition from environmental studies to self-help and coaching
  • The many different modalities of Lauren’s company, the Handel Group
  • How to help people feel more comfortable in smaller groups
  • When leaders don’t lead
  • How everyone has the ability to change a culture and be a leader
  • Lauren’s book, “Maybe It’s You”
  • How people ignore their self-dialogue and how it affects them
  • Why telling the truth is the easiest and best thing to do
  • The things you tolerate in people and what keeps them around in your life
  • The promises Lauren keeps with her co-workers
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Self-discovery is actually the way to make a lot more money and be happy.”

 

“Anyone can change a culture.”

 

“Anyone can wake up and decide to be a leader.”

 

“Truth-telling is not that complicated.”

 

“Stop thinking you need to lie.”

 

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Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life (published by Hachette Book group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

Resources:

https://www.handelgroup.com/

Inner.U Group Life Coaching Program

https://www.inneru.coach/

Find her book at:

https://www.maybeitsyou.com/

Books mentioned by Lauren:

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

http://a.co/8d4EYPk

The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard
http://a.co/3HVTqyg

Feeling Is the Secret by Neville Goddard
http://a.co/gPvw4Mc

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 12, 2018
208: The Real Life Cycle - FEEL, REFRAME, REPEAT
15:52

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Guatemala as part of Pencils of Promise, an organization that’s committed to building sustainable schools. And wow, what a life-shifting and world-changing trip. I thought I was already rooted in gratitude, but this trip really grounded me and made me even more grateful for everything.

 

Pure transparency, this trip didn’t come at an ideal time with my crazy schedule. But it actually turned out to be THE perfect time for me to get a major (and much-needed) perspective shift and reframe.

 

Upon returning, I found myself grateful for the sidewalk, clean water, my bed, but especially my cup of coffee – you name it! In the village where we stayed, they literally grow their own coffee beans, pick them, roast them and then brew their cup. This particular village has only had electricity for five years and most have homes with dirt floors. How often do we all tend to take these things for granted? Some of the things we worry about are so small when you look at other parts of the world. My advice:

 

“Choose what you’re going to hold tight near and dear to your heart. And choose what you’re going to let go of.”

 

There is so much that doesn’t matter. Choose to focus on the people you love and get more love out into the world. Focus on giving back, spreading your message and doing what you love so you can make YOUR impact on the world.

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why it’s so powerful to find beauty in the simple things
  • Why we must share our message with love
  • How perspective and gratitude change everything

 

Resources:

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ to catch the first look at my book cover and hear which cities I’m planning to visit during my book tour!

Pencils of Promise
https://pencilsofpromise.org/

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 08, 2018
207: Move into an Abundant Mindset for Maximum Growth with Dynamic Duo Eric & Chris Martinez
49:21

I’m so happy to have fitness experts and coaches, Chris and Eric Martinez (Dynamic Duo), on the show today! After dealing with the tragic loss of their father at the young age of 17, both were left with a lot of anger when dealing with that pain. After some missteps along the way (we all have them), they made the decision to stop stewing in their pain and pursue their passion. After stumbling on and becoming inspired by a magazine article, they took action to get coached and followed up by earning their certifications and creating Dynamic Duo Training.

 

Now they’re teaching all their clients how to make massive shifts in their mindsets to promote growth and abundance while working on the physical as well. I had so much fun talking with the identical twins and trading stories and lessons from all of our journeys. I have a feeling you’ll be able to take away some valuable knowledge nuggets, too. Enjoy!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What is an attitude that you guys bring to everything you do that you found has served you?
  • Where do you guys go to get into an abundant mindset around your business when you’re creating?
  • If you had a billboard and it was the only thing that you could share with people, what would it say?
  • How do you balance high standards in all areas of your life?
  • Which of the 4 Pillars of Life, do you struggle with the most?
  • Is your clientele mostly men or women? And is there an overarching theme among them?
  • What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
  • What is your morning routine?
  • Do you have boundaries around social media?
  • What are things you do to disconnect?
  • What is something you wish more people knew about you or asked you about?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Shifting your mindset to one of abundance
  • Leveling up and getting better
  • The importance of humility and having a growth mindset
  • KLT (Know, Like and Trust)
  • The life-shifting events that drove Eric and Chris to begin Dynamic Duo
  • Finding balance between the extremes
  • The 4 Pillars of Life (Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness)
  • Learning to teach what you’ve learned to others
  • The power in morning and nightly wind-down routines
  • Mental de-loading
  • Their book, “The New Era of Fitness”
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Be a giver not a taker.”

 

“Stop chasing being physically fit. Work on being more mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit.”

 

“Chase the six-pack in your brain.”

 

“Choose faith over fear.”

 

“In the absence of clarity take action.”

 

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Chris and Eric Martinez, also known as the “Dynamic Duo,” operate a world class online Training, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Consulting Business by the name of “Dynamic Duo Training.” Chris and Eric are also business coaches that help fitness enthusiasts grow their online businesses.

 

Chris and Eric have worked with thousands of people via online and in person to help them look better, feel better, perform better, and live a dynamic lifestyle through training, nutrition, mindset, personal development, and lifestyle practices.

 

They practice what they preach on a daily basis and that’s to live a dynamic lifestyle, which in their eyes means to keep evolving in life, training, and nutrition, and to never live a static and complacent lifestyle. Be excited every morning and reach for the stars, you deserve it!

Resources:

The New Era of Fitness by Chris and Eric Martinez

http://a.co/9hdluMA

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dynamicduotraining/

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynamicduotraining/

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dynamicduotraining

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dynamicduotrain

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-and-chris-martinez-74956124/

 

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dynamicduotrainings-podcast/id1118271108

 

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 05, 2018
206: THREE Questions That Can SHIFT Your Life!
15:35

As I’ve shared in recent episodes, my plate is currently full ­­– the fullest it’s ever been with the most beautiful, epic things. But here’s the flip side, I still get anxiety around it all and feel overwhelmed. With that in mind, it’s imperative that I find the peace in between the moments of chaos.

 

Thankfully my husband shared three life-shifting questions from Tim Ferriss with me to help shift my perspective when I feel chaos creeping in. I cannot believe what a game-changer they’ve been in the past week. These questions are to be asked whenever you’re presented with a task that you’re either dreading, nervous about or just plain unsure of how you feel about it. Are you ready? The three questions are:

 

  1. What would this look like if it were fun?
  2. What would this look like if it were easy?
  3. What would this look like if it were graceful?

 

These are the questions asked by those who want to live an epic life. Just the other day, these questions helped me show up for a call as my authentic self. I didn’t pretend to be someone I wasn’t. I approached it with zero expectations and made an authentic connection and the call ended with a surprising (incredible!) outcome. When you incorporate these questions into your life, you’re also inviting in more ease, forgiveness and power to let go of the things that aren’t serving you.

 

Feel like giving it a whirl? Try asking these questions for a day and let me know how it works for you by sharing under my post. It’s so exciting to share the tools I’ve used and I love to hear how they’re helping you, too!

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • The three questions that can help you live an epic life
  • Why it’s important to make and have authentic connections
  • What it means to find sustainability

 

Resources:

 

Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 01, 2018
205: How Science Can Help You Learn to Eat Intuitively with Kelly Leveque
58:59

 

My guest, health nutritionist and author, Kelly LeVeque and I have been circling each other for quite a while, which makes me so ecstatic that we were finally able to connect. With an early interest in health (it was her favorite class in high school), she went to college and after worked eight years in the cancer and genetics field. During this time, however, Kelly still felt pulled to help others with their nutrition and did so as she was able. It wasn’t until a friend finally told her “enough already,” that she went back to college for nutritional coaching and has been seeing clients full time since 2015.

 

Kelly truly loves the science behind nutrition and uses the power of it to motivate her clients and elevate their nutrition choices. She admits that she doesn’t believe in eliminating food groups, but does stress the importance of finding the right balance for YOUR body (hint blood sugar plays a big role). We talk about several aspects of this philosophy and you can find even more of them in her new book, Body Love. I related with so much of this conversation and suspect that you will too, so be prepared for your brain to grow a little.  

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Is there any exercise you do to help yourself get really clear on what you need?
  • When a client has the same issue repeatedly is there something you always look at or are there multiple tests?
  • For people who are stuck, where do you begin?
  • How do you balance the points between sticking to it and sabotage?
  • What are some of the main side effects that you see?
  • Have you ever been addicted to caffeine?
  • What is the biggest myth you’ve run into when looking at intake forms?
  • Do you ever see where you can find joy in experiences versus food?
  • What do you do when you’re seeking comfort?
  • What have you learned about yourself because of eating cleaner?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Bio-individuality and Kelly’s pillars of nutritional needs
  • Learning to love yourself at your fit weight
  • Intuitive eating
  • How Kelly uses science to motivate clients
  • The importance and effects of insulin and cortisol
  • Side effects of different foods
  • How science can set you free with your diet
  • Avoiding the drastic “pendulum swings” and finding balance
  • Setting attainable goals
  • What Kelly does to decompress
  • Making healthier replacement comfort foods
  • Taking charge of your health and understanding it
  • How a glucometer works
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“You have to be willing to change.”

 

“If you’re balanced and satisfied, you know what you can and can’t do.”

 

“Little changes become habits.”

 

“Make it a choice, not a cheat.”

 

“Blood sugar is an indicator of what’s to come.”

 

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Kelly LeVeque is a celebrity nutritionist, wellness expert, and best selling author based in Los Angeles, California. Before starting her consulting business, Be Well By Kelly, she worked in the medical field for Fortune 500 companies like J&J, Stryker, and Hologic, eventually moving into personalized medicine, offering tumor gene mapping and molecular subtyping to oncologists. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and completed her postgraduate clinical education at UCLA and UC Berkeley. Kelly’s client list includes Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler, Kate Walsh and Emmy Rossum. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Resources:

Body Love by Kelly LeVeque 

http://bewellbykelly.com

IG: @bewellbykelly

FB: www.facebook.com/BeWellByKelly

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Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 29, 2018
204: Why GROWTH Doesn't Always FEEL GOOD
20:04

Growth doesn’t feel good all the time. I’ve mentioned this before, but over the past couple months it’s been proven even more as I’ve noticed that my career and life are at totally new and different levels. Don’t get me wrong, this all feels amazing…but it’s ALL new things and quite honestly, it’s a bit overwhelming and scary. There is so much that I don’t know about where I’m at and I’ve come to the realization that I need to be OK with that.

 

“Allow yourself to be where you’re at. Allow yourself to be a beginner.”

 

This mucky, but glorious spot means more growth is on the horizon. Nothing is ever as it seems and there is always a period of adjustment. Welcome it and enjoy the ride. All those moments that feel awkward and clunky as hell? Embrace them.

 

“Find the lesson in the resistance.”

 

Sure, we could stay at the same level year after year, but deep down your spirit doesn’t want that. It craves growth and your life has unlimited levels to achieve. I mean could you imagine staying at the exact same level for the rest of your life? Me neither.

 

Don’t forget, this isn’t a race. Even if it feels like you’re not moving, or you feel too busy or things are coming and going in your life – be grateful for all of it. Everything is happening for you and you will not miss what was meant for you. Every moment has a purpose, whether it’s to clear space, slow you down or take you to the next level.

 

Root yourself in the present moment, shift your perspective and find the lesson in it. Believe that everything that is for you will find its way to you – and it will.

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • That growth doesn’t feel good all the time
  • Why it’s OK to feel like a beginner again
  • Why we need resistance for growth

 

Resources:

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 25, 2018
203: How to Make the Adjustments to STAY ALIGNED with YOUR GREATER VISION with Regan Hillyer
01:03:40

I’ve been so eager to connect with today’s guest, entrepreneur, world-traveler and speaker, Regan Hillyer, ever since we briefly chatted at an event a few months ago. And I’m thrilled that dreams come true!

 

Originally from New Zealand, Regan started out on the path to become an architect, but after a fateful visualization exercise, the idea of becoming an architect left her feeling sick to her stomach, and she knew at her core it wasn’t her truth.

 

After sharing this realization with her father, she was crystal clear on what she didn’t want, but had no clue what was on the other side of that. That’s when she threw herself into personal development. The powerful shifts came a couple years into this journey, so much so that people started asking her how she did it and she got her first experience as a “coach.”

 

Since that time, Regan has helped thousands of other men and women in their self-development journeys find their truths, too. Whether it’s financial or personal, she coaches others to be true to who they are and help them build six- and seven-figure businesses in the process.

 

I could have talked on and on and with Regan – I was soaking it all up! She offers so much knowledge and even talks about her different rituals that help her stay aligned with her goals and mission. If you’re looking to gain more clarity around your goals, this episode is a great kickstart! Enjoy!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What first step would you suggest to a person who feels stuck?
  • What is something you do right now to give yourself space and time?
  • In regard to self-trust, what does it feel like and how do you know it’s time to leap?
  • Can you explain what personal abundance is to you?
  • What are some things you had to call into your life when you became financially abundant?
  • What is something you want to make sure you’ve accomplished by the end of your life?
  • What is something you’re working through or something that is scaring you right now?
  • What makes you feel most like you?
  • Do you have any rituals around speaking that help you step in?
  • What’s the best process for putting yourself out there in the beginning?
  • What did it look like when you had to start setting boundaries – both in business and relationships?
  • What are some great goal-setting tips for the New Year?
  • What’s a message you want all people to know?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Regan got into self-development and made a successful career out of it
  • Tuning in and listening to your feelings and trusting your gut if something feels wrong
  • The need for evolution and making ongoing adjustments to stay aligned with your larger vision and truth
  • Why personal and financial abundance require both external and internal work
  • The internal things Regan does to manifest financial abundance
  • The need for both a pain and pleasure motivator when working to achieve your goals
  • Regan’s rituals that help her get into speaking mode
  • The importance of choosing to be yourself in all situations and be YOU.
  • Staying completely connected and in faith through the entire day
  • The benefits of having mentors and coaches
  • Borrowing belief until you find your own
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Your gut always knows.”

 

“You don’t get in life what you do; you get in life who you are and who you choose to be.”

 

“You can’t manifest the next level of where you’re going from a place of frustration, negativity or criticism.”

                                                       

“People manifest what they tolerate.”

 

“Listen to your truth, follow your gut and connect from that place.”

 

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Regan Hillyer is a Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mindset Coach and Global Speaker. She is the founder of Regan Hillyer International, a company dedicated to providing personal development and business training to men and women who have a big message they want to share with the world.

 

Regan specializes in helping experts uncover their true message and launch powerful personal brands, helping them make a big impact and build a legacy. Regan has trained thousands of people, helping them build multiple six and seven figure businesses location free, using powerful mindset changing tools and cutting edge business development strategies.


Regan is a certified Master of NLP, Master of Hypnosis, Time Dynamics Specialist and a Success Strategist, amongst completing many other certifications and trainings. Regan has invested in excess of half a million dollars on her own personal development and business journey and takes pride in continuously learning and growing from key industry leaders. 

Resources:

http://reganhillyer.com

IG: @reganhillyer

FB: www.facebook.com/ReganAnneHillyer 

Regan’s New Song, “Surrender”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/surrender-feat-lakeisha-michelle-single/1318369970

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 22, 2018
202: FAITH Means Trusting THIS...
19:05

 

This past weekend, I attended an event for the network marking company I’m affiliated with it and it was incredible! Every year around this time I always reflect and am so grateful for the relationships it has brought into my life. I honestly never thought I would be part of this type of company (it took a long time and ton of fear), but despite the nay-sayers and my own initial reservations, I haven’t regretted it for a second.

 

So if you’re feeling fear around something and/or a pull on your soul, go for it and ignore all the background noise within and outside – I’m living proof. Trust me, after creating a podcast, network marketing and writing a book, I’ve come to trust my soul to guide me in the right direction. But in order to do so, I have to consistently keep chipping away day by day at my goals.

 

“Consistency trumps everything.”

 

If you keep showing up and learning, you will go exactly where the message on your soul means for you to go. And this often times means ignoring the protective voices in your head and of others. Ditch the stories that swirl around in your head and choose the thoughts that align with your message. And yes, we ALL have a message (that means you!).

 

“If you have a pulse, you have a message.”

 

Your message is as unique as you are, so if you haven’t pinned down exactly what it is, don’t worry, you just need to listen more closely and give it a bit more time. Even if you think that pull is something far too simple… stop and listen. Does it bring you fulfillment or happiness? Ding, ding – you’ve got a winner, and now you must protect it.

 

Full honesty? It takes a ton of bravery to create boundaries and protect your goals and message. After all, your goals are linked to your happiness. But let’s not forget faith. It is imperative that you have faith throughout the winding process of life.

 

“Faith is trusting that you’re forgiven in the face of no closure.”

 

What do I mean by this? Lately, I’ve had to say no to a lot of people who I’ve wanted to say yes to. I’m a people pleaser (old habits die hard), but I work on it every day. Sometimes when I say no or have to leave a conversation abruptly, I feel such guilt and fear that someone will be upset with me. The reality though is that they likely didn’t even notice. And if they did, they either understand or will forget it in a matter of minutes.

 

“Create boundaries around the things that are leaking your energy.”

 

Stop leaking your energy by carrying guilt for something that doesn’t exist! Give yourself the gift of closure – forgive and move on. I’m not saying that you won’t have your challenges along the way, but preserve your energy to fulfill your goals/message.

 

“Big, bold steps take energy and bravery.”

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why we need to create boundaries to protect our goals and message
  • The importance of whole-heartedly having faith and forgiveness
  • How you can gain energy back by getting closure 

Resources:

 

Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 18, 2018
201: Break The Habits That Are Holding You Back with Andrea Owen
58:51

 

Do you ever have those people in your life who you feel like you’ve known forever? Well, author and life coach, Andrea Owen, is one of them and she’s back to talk about her amazing new book, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back from Happiness

 

Always keeping it real with full transparency, Andrea covers a ton of mind-shifting topics including what habits she struggles with the most, fear of failure (and success), writing her second book and why she’s learned to surrender to all of her emotions. 

 

If you’re a person who beats themselves up on the regular or struggles with perfectionism, people-pleasing, control, the idea of being strong, perfectionism, etc., this episode and her new book are the perfect tools to help you let some of that go and focus on your happiness and live a kick-ass life.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What’s been going on since your last podcast?
  • Can you explain what same has to do with the habits that are holding people back?
  • What are some of the habits you struggle with the most?
  • How do we know when to stop with the healthy control and just let go?
  • What was some feedback that you took to make something better? What came through for you after?
  • What does it mean for someone to surrender in their day-to-day life?
  • What are some of the main things that you hear coming up for women and why they’re not creating a life they’re excited to show up for?
  • When do people know the success is worth it?
  • How do you feel about the health of your relationships? Are you doing something to make sure your investing in them?
  • Why this book now?
  • What did it feel like writing your second book?
  • What do you want people to know about this book? Who is it for?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Andrea’s short version of her life’s journey thus far
  • How we use “armor” to protect us from shame
  • The 14 habits that are holding us back
  • Knowing your triggers and having self-awareness around them
  • Listening to your intuition and what your soul is saying
  • Surrendering to your emotions
  • What holds women back
  • The fear of failure and success
  • Why it’s necessary to define what success is to the individual
  • Why Andrea wrote her newest book and how it felt writing it
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I trust myself enough to get through this.”

 

“We gain courage and confidence by walking into these risky, emotional and vulnerable spaces and sometimes failing.”

 

“The biggest leaps and bounds come from failure.”

 

“What if it’s really not that big of a deal?”

 

“When we pledge to do them, learning, serving and loving can be the most beautiful things you do.”

 

“Our happiness is measured by the health of our relationships.”

 

“Pay attention to what your soul is saying.”

 

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Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster) and How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books).

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain.”

Resources:

How to Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back from Happiness

Available on all major online retailers and at yourkickasslife.com

 

Book Giveaway! On the Instagram post about this episode, comment and tell us what your biggest takeaway was from the episode. Winner will be picked at random and tagged to let them know.

 

Earn Your Happy Episode 122 with Andrea Owen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/122-live-your-kickass-life-how-to-let-go-blocks-shame/id1087926635?i=1000384202799&mt=2

 

IG: @yourkickasslife

FB: www.facebook.com/yourkickasslife

 

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Checkout my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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Jan 15, 2018
200: How To MAKE MORE TIME and ENERGY for Your Goals
19:09

I don’t know about you, but I love the natural reset that occurs with a new year. It’s a way to reset our intentions and make sure our time and energy are in alignment with our goals. But often times, this extra time and energy never come around because we’ve already taken up the “extra” with anxiety and stressful thoughts that don’t serve us.

 

So today we’re talking about how we can get more time, energy and willpower. And the simplest (but not necessarily the easiest way) is to clear your mental space.

 

“Fuel the potential and focus on the possibility.”

 

This means no focusing on what could go wrong and only focusing on all the amazing things that could go right. Become aware of overwhelming thoughts. And when you feel those thoughts sneaking in redirect them to something positive. What would help you right in that moment? What do you need? A walk outside? A fresh cup of coffee? A talk with a friend? Making a to-do list? Whatever it is, do that. Seriously, find THE smallest thing that helps you feel better.

 

Next, close the loops! You know all those small, trivial things that happen day after day – let them go! For instance, you’re driving and someone cuts you off. You’re mad, and what could be a quick blip of annoyance turns into 20 minutes of fuming over a person who hasn’t thought twice about it. You just used up 20 minutes of your mental energy – and it didn’t help you (or that person) at all. Use your energy wisely. Use your thoughts to fuel your dreams, and get more drive and willpower. Don’t waste your mental space on a bad driver or something equally as simple.

 

Now I’m not saying that you can’t ever get mad – it happens! But we must remember to shift out of those low-level (draining) thoughts as quickly as possible. Think of low-level thoughts as energetic sandbags. For each low-level thought, add a sandbag and carry it around. Another low-level thought? Add another… Imagine if we never ditched these energetic sandbags, how weighed down we’d feel.

 

We need to close the open loops that are draining our mental batteries by forgiving and getting rid of any indecision in the process. Once you do, you’ll replace any pain, indecision, guilt or shame with more peace, ease, space and power in your mind. And I don’t know about you, but that’s my favorite space to be in.

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why the new year is such a great time for a reset
  • How to create more time, energy and space in your brain
  • What it means to close open loops
  • And much more

 

Resources:

 

Check out my website at http://www.loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 11, 2018
199: Upgrade Your Vibration with Peta Kelly
56:02

A lot has changed in the past couple years since Peta Kelly was last a guest on Earn Your Happy. She’s had a baby, written a book (more on that later) and created multiple businesses. And no matter what happens in her life, I love how she always goes in flow taking everything that comes her way in stride.

 

Peta has found that this state of flow has been necessary to balance motherhood, business and writing a book. Tune in to hear what Peta’s book-writing process looked like, what she still struggles with and how she hopes to help millennials discover the new way to live, lead, earn and give.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are you doing to change some of the mantras you’ve heard about motherhood?
  • How do you get through challenging moments?
  • What does your book-writing process look like from beginning to end?
  • What is your book about?
  • What does it actually look like when we make that conscious decision to upgrade our vibration?
  • What is something you do to create “play” time for yourself?
  • Is there something that you once suppressed, but now you’re writing your own story about it?
  • What do you do when you have a message you want to say, but you’re having second thoughts?
  • What are you most excited about with your book?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Peta had to change different stories when going into motherhood
  • Why it’s essential to always focus on the beautiful, new and creative
  • How Peta used her pregnancy as fuel for writing her book
  • What Peta’s book-writing process looked like
  • Why Mother Earth wants us to upgrade our vibration
  • Why we must ditch the shame about feeling good
  • The importance of play and why we must interlace it with everything
  • Tapping into masculine and feminine energies
  • Dressing for your soul
  • Speaking your truth – when it’s a yes and when it’s a no
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“My vision requires that I’m thriving.”

 

“Play is not a distraction, it’s part of our work ethic.”

 

“Circulate your energy.”

 

“Shake your life up so you can get rid of energy and raise up.”

 

“Get on Mother Earth’s postcode.”

 

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Peta Kelly's most favourite title is HUMAN AF. She is a conscious entrepreneur, author, speaker and philanthropist. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine and was just ranked by Inc Magazine in the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs changing the world.

 

She’s is an unbridled soul and barefoot bandit on a mission to unleash the jeaniius of GenY’s globally.

She dropped being a PhD science nerd at the age of 22 and went on the pursuit of that ‘thing’ that was calling her higher. That's when she found her first business pursuit in network marketing and She became a 7 figure a year earner in Isagenix by the age of 26. Her network marketing journey led her to her bigger, more global soul work and now she’s building a global enterprise, Jeaniius – a global hub of nakedly brilliant people, mobilized to create change for our planet through conscious enterprise and magical collaborations.

 

Peta teaches the new way to live, lead, earn and give and what excites her the most is bringing her brilliant, badass generation together as one team and one family so that we can gift our planet and our kiddies, an environment where they can thrive. Peta is an angel gifter and a silent investor, and thrives on expanding the cycle of abundance and contribution, especially when it allows young people to kick ass in their endeavors. A millennial with a love of millennials, Peta speaks on global stages, barefoot, to tens of thousands of people, and to millions through her various platforms, sharing visionary messages of conscious living to move hearts and minds to what’s possible.

 

Self-described as an alien, a “vessel” for what needs to flow through her, Peta is the creator of The New Way Live, Jeaniius and The Supercharged and she’s got her first book on the way in early 2018.

Peta was recently featured on The Rise Up movie with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Danielle LaPorte, Gabby Bernstein, Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins, The Dalai Lama and more.

 

She's a new Mum to her beautiful daughter Sol and has now found a new supersized passion for empowering women to create a beautiful pregnancy and birth experience.

 

Resources:

Earth Is Hiring: The new way to live, lead, earn and give for millennials and anyone who gives a sh*t by Peta Kelly (Releases Jan. 30, 2018)

http://www.petakelly.com

http://www.EarthIsHiring.com

IG: petajean_

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 08, 2018
198: Our PLANS FOR SUCCESS in 2018 with Chris Harder
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Don’t be shocked when you hear a male voice as the podcast begins – it’s just my husband Chris, who’s back for another dual podcast! Both of us have been lit over here since ringing in the New Year and we wanted to share some of our thoughts out loud regarding some of the things we’ve been working on going into 2018 (hint: new eCourse coming in the next couple months).

 

First and foremost, we’ve both done a lot of reassessing and have gotten really clear and laser-focused on what we want to see and do this year – individually and as a couple – both in business and in play. Find out what we’re working to get rid of and what we’re working to align ourselves with more – some things may surprise you! We’re putting it all about there in this super candid conversation – you don’t want to miss it!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What was something you loved that we did on New Year’s Eve?
  • What is something you do to get clear on your goals/intentions?
  • What are your mindset blocks?
  • What is one of the rituals that you’re committed to?
  • What are your favorite ways to find tribe?
  • How do you find the energy to keep up with your habits/rituals and how do you stay in the energy to keep doing it?
  • Why should people be unapologetic about their pursuit of wealth and success?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Our rituals, how we set goals and how we figure out what the next step will be
  • Getting clear
  • Finding and following the things that light you up
  • Releasing judgment
  • Aligning beliefs with intentions
  • Preventing negative thoughts from taking root and nurturing positive thoughts
  • Chris and Lori’s rituals
  • The importance of boundaries to avoid resentment
  • Finding a tribe that helps you think bigger or reinforce positive thoughts
  • Making tiny adjustments one at a time in order to tackle bigger challenges
  • Why play is such a big deal
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Clarity is power.”

 

“It’s simple, but it’s not easy.”

 

“Focus on the impact you’re going to make. Anything else robs you of your happiness

and the world of your gifts.”

 

“We don’t find our voice in the easy times.”

 

“Create tribe for transition.”

 

“Elevate yourself through the things you enjoy most, which in turn then elevates other people.”

 

“If it brings you happiness and joy – follow it.”

 

“Choose possibilities and expansion over fear.”

 

“Make choices, not excuses.”

 

“Your version of happy is just that.”

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Resources:

Website: http://www.fortheloveofmoney.com/mastermind

IG: @chriswharder 

http://www.Blissproject.info

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 04, 2018
197: How to FREE YOURSELF from JUDGMENT with Gabby Bernstein
54:21

One of my favorite (and most frequent) guests, Gabby Bernstein is back, and I know you’re all just as thrilled as I am. We even joked that she should be a co-host (you never know, right?). Today we’re talking about judgment, and I personally couldn’t agree more with the importance of talking about this topic. Judgment is the root of so many problems and whether we’re judging others or ourselves, it’s so bad that we barely realize we’re doing it.

 

Believing that deep down we are all loving, kind and compassionate people, Gabby felt called to write her newest book, Judgment Detox, in an effort to explain how judgment separates us from our true nature and instead makes us feel guilty, which in turn makes us judge more, which again makes us feel guilty and so on – the judgment cycle.

 

Fortunately, she has a six-step process that is virtually guaranteed to help us all out and it could not come at a better time for the entire world. Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode as she gives us a few sneak peeks of the wisdom in her latest book as well as a look into her creative process, asking for help and her hopes for a baby in 2018. I can’t wait for you to hear (and share) this beautiful conversation with others!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • Can you share why you wrote Judgment Detox and what it is?
  • Was judgment something that kept coming up for you so much that you wrote the book?
  • When there’s an addiction to something, what do you think it’s serving and how do we interrupt the pattern?
  • What creative process do you use that honors the messages you write about?
  • How do you set up each of your writing sessions, and what rituals do you do beforehand?
  • How did you discover your writing strengths and weaknesses?
  • What’s one of the biggest boundaries you’ve had to set up or reinforce?
  • What does your self-talk look like when you walk away from stress?
  • Have you missed out on anything from implementing this boundary?
  • How do you enjoy the process when there are so many new opportunities coming your way?
  • What advice would you give someone who's ready to step out into their goals and dreams, but has fear around putting themselves out there?
  • What has been one of the biggest things you’ve implemented in 2017 that has helped you the most?
  • What is the best advice you feel you’ve ever gotten?
  • What is your biggest hope for Judgment Detox?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Why Gabby wrote Judgment Detox
  • How the book is designed to help change your beliefs that hold you back with her six-step process
  • Why judgment is the root cause of all of our problems
  • Gabby’s definition of the “judgment cycle”
  • What Gabby’s healing with her Judgment Detox process and what she’s still working on
  • The wounds that lie beneath judgment
  • The Emotion Freedom Technique (tapping)
  • How Gabby writes to heal
  • The importance of finding what makes you feel safe
  • Making it a priority to hire help sooner than later
  • Hiring people for their energy, not necessarily their experience
  • The timing of pregnancy and babies
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

“Judgment is such a huge separation from our spiritual connection and our alignment to a higher power.”

 

“When we judge we separate from love.”

 

“Witness your judgment without judgment.”

 

“I don’t believe in my judgment anymore.”

 

“I’m choosing to be happy rather than right.”

 

“Ask for what you want in 2018.”

 

“The more creative I am, the less space there is for judgment.”

 

“Change the way you look at things.”

 

 

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Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, and has written five additional bestsellers. She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The New York Times named her “a new role model.” She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra.

 

Gabby is the creator of the Miracle Membership, a first-of-its-kind monthly subscription that helps people stay committed to their spiritual practices. Her flagship course, Spirit Junkie Masterclass, empowers people to awaken their confidence and live their purpose.

 

Gabrielle has been on an international speaking circuit since 2004. She has presented lectures at Google, TEDxWomen, Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions, The Chopra Center, The Omega Institute, L’Oréal, Philosophy and The Huffington Post, among many other notable organizations.

 

Gabrielle is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She is also trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique and she’s a student of Transcendental Meditation, as taught by the David Lynch Foundation.

 

YouTube chose Gabrielle as one of its 16 YouTube Next Video Bloggers. Mashable included her in its list of 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration. Forbes called her one of the 20 Best-Branded Women.

 

Gabrielle is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show and has contributed to or been featured in media outlets such as SuperSoul Sunday, Today, CNN, Home & Family, Fox & Friends, PBS, Kathie Lee and Hoda, Access Hollywood, OWN’s Help Desk, The New York Times Sunday Styles section, Teen Vogue, ELLE, InStyle, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Sunday Times UK, People, The Wall Street Journal, The Thrive Global podcast, Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness, Bulletproof Radio and many more. Gabrielle has also been on the covers of Experience Life and Self-Made magazines; the latter named her one of the top 50 women in business.

 

Gabrielle is on the steering committee for Philosophy’s Hope and Grace Initiative and a Lululemon Global Yoga Ambassador.

 

In January 2018 Gabrielle launches her sixth book, Judgment Detox, Release the beliefs that hold you back from living a better life.

 

Resources:

Website: gabbybernstein.com

Get her book at gabbybernstein.com/bookgift and receive her free 2-hour manifestation workshop by entering your receipt number.

IG: @gabbybernstein

FB: facebook.com/gabriellebernstein 

Earn Your Happy Podcasts with Gabrielle Bernstein  – ep. 38, ep. 66, ep. 143

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jan 02, 2018
196: Find The Courage To Live The Life You Were Meant For
22:05

Can you believe it? This is my last official quickie of 2017! What a ride 2017 was. And before I get into things here, and no matter what happened, I want you to acknowledge everything that happened – good and bad – and how it’s helped you learn.

 

Try to reframe the word failure, because it’s not always about winning or failing, it’s about learning or… learning. Yes! Can you we agree to take the word failure out of our vocabulary? As Nelson Mandela once said, “I don’t lose. I either win or learn.”

 

We need the contrast to help guide us where to go next. Personally, there we several things that I hoped to accomplish or have a different outcome within 2017, but it just made me realize that those dips and darkness were needed to amplify all the good things.

 

“The failures just tell you what to do next.”

 

And it was often the opposite of what I thought. Whether you lost a business, a friendship or a relationship, you learned. We are always learning and all the things we learn only help us live in our purpose. But here’s the thing, in order to realize all this, we need to find the courage to go against the grain. We need to say no. We need to do things that challenge what others say is the right thing to do.

 

You don’t need new goals; you just need to have the courage to say no to things that aren’t elevating your life. And trust me, it’s not going to be easy, but when you really dig deep and think outside the box, you can say truthfully that you lived a life that fully made you expand into the human you were meant to be.

 

“Step into your courage and into your truth.”

 

Wishing you abundance and bravery in 2018 – I cannot wait to see you rock your life!

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why failures are part of our success
  • How deeper courage won’t show up until you call upon it
  • Why you don’t necessarily need new goals to live in your highest purpose

 

Resources:  

2018 For the Love of Money Mastermind

http://fortheloveofmoney.com/mastermind

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 28, 2017
195: How to Tap Into Your Creative Intuition Quickly with Liana Louzon
53:41

 

Photographer, jewelry maker and my guest today, Liana Louzon and I go way back (more than a decade) to my fitness competition days. It’s safe to say that a lot has changed, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the positive, driven and encouraging vibe that she gives off just by speaking with her.

Originally from Russia, Liana made her way to Canada at the age of 14 and shares her journey of assimilating and learning a new language. While there were times of struggle, Liana learned to tap into her intuition and has since used that very skill to forge ahead in her creative businesses – namely her jewelry company, Rocking Vibe.

If you’re a creative or longing to get MORE creative, be sure to listen in to hear how Liana taps into both her intuition, gets in her “zone,” and as a result creates a springboard for creativity.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • When you came to Canada and didn’t know the language, what was that like?
  • When did your interest in fitness begin?
  • Where does your immediate response to not only follow your passion but to think big with it come from?
  • What does it feel like when you’re not creating and sharing?
  • When you’re so busy between your business and being a mom, how do you turn the creative light switch on?
  • How do you put your flare on your creativity?
  • What are some things that you’re doing right now that contradict each other, but you love it?
  • Could you share some ways that can help others step into their power?
  • Do you have any anything in your life that you’re struggling with or working through?
  • What are you creating right now with Rocking Vibe and what direction do you want it to go?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Liana’s creative journey
  • How non-verbal communication helped Liana
  • What drove Liana to become a photographer
  • How Liana’s desire and passion overrode the fear
  • The importance of becoming intuitive with yourself
  • Liana’s struggle with asking for help
  • Liana’s formula that helps keep that creative switch turned on
  • How Liana gets into the creative zone
  • The challenge of balancing parenting and creativity
  • The value of people watching
  • How crystals can keep you grounded and connected to the material world
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Fear means progress is on the rise.”

 

“Fear is exciting. Show up, trust and choose bravery.”

 

“Even when I didn’t believe, I knew what I wanted.”

 

“Knowing your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths.”

 

“Be intuitive with who you are.”

 

“Allow yourself to evolve.”

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Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Liana immigrated to Canada at the age of 14. While learning English as a second language, Liana found that artistry (including her passion for photography as well as jewelry making and beading) helped her feel grounded and became a way of expressing herself as she faced the challenges of life in a new country. As her life evolved, Liana became a mother which ignited her desire to use her passion to contribute to a better future. In the summer of 2014, the idea of Rocking Vibe glimmered in her heart, and it wasn’t long before that spark became a fierce fire and Rocking Vibe was created.

Resources:

http://Rockingvibe.com

FB: facebook.com/rockingvibe

IG: @rockingvibe

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Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 26, 2017
194: The Soul PULLS, The Ego PUSHES - Goals and New Year's Resolutions
13:41

 

With the New Year a week away, goals and resolutions are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. And while this is a super exciting time of year, it can also be super overwhelming, too. Especially if you don’t feel you were successful with the previous year’s goals.

So here’s what I suggest this year (and every year for that matter): Focus on RIGHT NOW, and you’ll figure out the HOW later.

“It’s now about the how, it’s about knowing what you desire.”

Get clear on one or two goals and make sure they’re in alignment with your desires. Nothing is set in stone so let your feelings guide you. If you’re having trouble getting clear, try sitting for five minutes or more in the morning (or whenever you have the time) and ask yourself, “What would bring me the most joy?” Additionally, “How can I serve others and still bring myself joy?”

Sometimes it’s a matter of reframing and refocusing on things that already exist in your life. For me this past year, it was my online Body + Soul Program. I knew I wanted to attract more people into my tribe, but the more I focused on those that I didn’t have, the more lack I felt. So I reframed and focused on the people who I already had.

“I manifested more of what I wanted because I was grateful for what I already had.”

Focus on what you want. Focus on the those “pop” or “soul hit” moments that make you feel alive while also fulfilling your purpose. Pay attention and let those moments continue to pull you – even if your ego pushes back. There will be resistance, but you can always refocus, reframe and get back in alignment with your true desires.

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why it’s important to gain clarity on 1 or 2 goals
  • Why you don’t need to focus on the HOW when it comes to your goals
  • Why we must pay attention to our “soul hits” 

Resources:

Check out my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 21, 2017
193: How Pleasure Helps You SHOW UP BIGGER in Your Life and Business with Arielle Loren
58:17

 

There are so many interesting things to know about today’s guest, Arielle Loren, I don’t even know where to begin! A former sex columnist and founder of an erotic magazine, this now marketing agency owner encourages all female entrepreneurs to empower themselves and do all the things that bring them pleasure.

 

Be sure to listen in as we talk about tapping into this power and how keeping honest and authentic lines of communication open with others and ourselves can help lead you to your ultimate happiness.    

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are you doing now and how did you get there?
  • Would you share with us what it means to you to be sexually empowered?
  • Why are we so afraid of asking for the things that bring us pleasure?
  • How do we set up and enforce boundaries and why do we need them so desperately?
  • Where do you have to go in order to push yourself through the scary parts?
  • What do you do to self-soothe yourself and give yourself permission to change?
  • What do you do when someone’s business is not working and they think it’s someone else’s fault?
  • Do you ever struggle with overachieving or perfectionism and what does that look like if you do?
  • When you take on too much, what does that look like?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Arielle’s intriguing career journey so far
  • Infusing pleasure into your life with even the simple things
  • How mastering your sensuality/sexuality allows you to show up bigger in the rest of your life
  • Why we need to clearly communicate and set boundaries up front
  • Why it’s so important for entrepreneurs to focus on their own personal development
  • Giving yourself space and letting your feelings settle when problems arise
  • How Arielle’s “Driven” events each have an organic and unique approach
  • Finding balance and simplicity
  • The benefits of taking “me time” and rest
  • The importance of being authentic and honest
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“The more in touch I am with my body the more open I’m able to be.”

 

“There’s no way to lose something that was meant for you.”

 

“Give yourself permission to change.”

 

“The more honest you are, the happier you will be.”

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Arielle Loren is a top business strategist, trained at Harvard University, where she received both a master’s degree in Management and a graduate certificate in Strategic Management. She also holds a graduate certificate in International  Business Management from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Analysis and a certificate in Producing from New York University. As the CEO of the Arielle Loren Agency, she and her team manage dozens of companies on behalf of her clients and build out high ROI marketing campaigns. Our work has been featured in FastCompany, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, SXSW, and NPR. We specialize in digital marketing, business operations, business development, profit planning, and variety of strategies that bring more ease to founders and entrepreneurs.

 

Resources:

http://www.arielleloren.com

http://www.drivenworkshop.com

Money Magic Retreat – February 2018, Maui

http://www.MoneyMagicRetreat.com

IG: @arielleloren 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 18, 2017
192: How to Avoid Trashing Your MINDSET and Environment
13:14

The other day I was talking with a friend about my recent trip to Nosara, Costa Rica. And one of the things we were talking about was their relationship with Mother Earth. The people there are so conscious of what they are putting out and also regulate what others bring in and take out. For example, there are very few garbage cans and even throwing away a gum wrapper was a challenge.

 

While this did get frustrating, I love that it forced me to be more aware of my surroundings and what trash I was carrying around or just throwing away for someone else to deal with. And as my friend and I continued to talk, we also realized that this concept ran parallel with us as humans, too.

 

What trash are you carrying around? Are you disposing of it in a healthy way? Are you sick of carrying it around? When you hear gossip, are you throwing it on someone else? Or are you up-cycling it into something better?

 

We must be more conscious of what we’re putting out into the Earth – both literally and figuratively – because we live in a cause and effect world. Our actions affect other people and things.

 

“Our physical surroundings affect our spiritual state.”

 

What is one small thing you could decide not to pick up or dispose of in a healthy way? I challenge you to find one thing and approach it with intention and see how you feel. And please share with me what you discover.

 

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • How aware Costa Ricans are of Mother Earth
  • About the parallels between the physical and spiritual world when it comes to collecting trash
  • Why we must be more conscious of what we’re carrying, what we’re putting out and what we’re throwing away.

 

Resources:

 

Checkout my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 14, 2017
191: How to Grow Your Business by Growing Yourself with Andy Murphy
01:00:16

In case you don’t remember this tidbit about me, I love learning new things and I kind of geek out when a ton of scientific knowledge is dropped. And this is just one of the many reasons why I loved talked with entrepreneur, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) expert and mind coach, Andy Murphy.

 

Originally from Liverpool, England (love his accent!), he made his way to Australia 15 years ago where he created an extremely successful real estate business and discovered NLP in a sales and marketing environment. Years later, after a business setback, Andy was looking for a new and completely different challenge and incorporated his knowledge and expertise in NLP into the world of coaching and consulting, and the rest as they say is history.

 

The timing of this conversation was impeccable and helped me tackle some recent obstacles I faced in regard to creating and speaking. Tune into learn what NLP actually is, how it can help retrain your thoughts and belief systems and help you in all areas of your life. Andy also gives us a sneak peek into some of his other favorite practices that help him live a life he loves (and how you can too). You don’t want to miss this knowledge-packed episode!  

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What does it feel like when you follow your intuition and how did you know that’s what you should do?
  • How do we start to know that we have power within the moments of fear, panic etc.?
  • What does it take to get someone unstuck? Why are we stuck and how can we move past the place that’s keeping us there?
  • What is NLP and what are some practical ways you’ve seen it used?
  • When someone is trying to win over an audience are there certain things one can do to connect with them more quickly?
  • What are some of your favorite ways of using NLP in your life?
  • Do you meditate or visualize? What does that look like?
  • What are you most excited about right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Andy’s journey led him to neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • The power of intuition and how you can tune into it
  • The importance of a-ha moments and perspective shifts
  • Tapping into your “alter ego(s)”
  • Building new brain pathways
  • Why you shouldn’t feel the fear and do it anyway
  • How NLP helps retrain your nervous system by designing your thoughts and belief systems
  • How to develop instant rapport
  • The connection between memories and feelings
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“It’s not who you are, it’s where you are.”

 

“If you love what you do and you’re coming from your heart and your gut feels good, you’re winning.”

 

“Get rid of other peoples’ opinions and focus on your own growth, and I can promise that your life and business will match with where you’re at.”

“Know it so you can change it.”

 

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Andy left Liverpool, England 15 years ago and traveled to Sydney Australia, where he discovered Neuro-Linguistic Programming in a sales and marketing environment. Breaking multiple sales records in investment real-estate and at the top of the business in Australia, he was head-hunted to New

Zealand.

 

At the age of only 26 he opened a company developing a project to build a 100 million dollar resort in the Fiji Islands. After marketing the company over in Dubai alongside multi-billion dollar developments the global real-estate industry began to slow down.

 

Wanting a new challenge, Andy changed his focus and took his knowledge and expertise of NLP into the world of consulting and coaching.

 

Andy now takes his skill and passion around the world. Such as the USA, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia the list goes on, where clients seek him out for private consulting including entrepreneurs, world champion MMA stars, professional sports athletes, multi-millionaire business owners, TV and film producers, TV and stage actors, trauma survivors and even

Royal Family.

 

Andy`s true passion is to use the most cutting edge psychological tools blended with his own 21st century version of eastern philosophy to help global clients excel to their full potential. This passion is what drives him every day.­

 

Resources:

http://mindsetbydesign.com 

IG: @andymurphymindset 

Mind by Design Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindset-by-design-nlp-self-improvement-health-wealth/id900646659?mt=2 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 11, 2017
190: How To Move From INTERESTED to COMMITTED
17:10

 

New Year’s is just around the corner and I know that several of you are already working on your resolutions. Or maybe you’re a goal-getter all year round – and I applaud that! However, are you just interested in your goals or are you committed? Let’s talk about the differences between the two…

 

Now when I say committed, I mean committed. When you’re just interested, it may feel like your committed, but in the back of your mind you’re always looking for a way out. You haven’t set a date, you’re not risking anything or putting anything on the line. You’ve still got the opportunity to get out at any time. When you’re committed – you’re all in.

 

“A commitment is a one million percent YES.”

 

Here’s how the language around it changes. When you’re interested, it’s “Someday I will…, or “I would do x-y-z, but…” You’re always seeking out excuses why you can’t without realizing it. However, when you’re committed, you use phrases like, “I will…,” I am…” When obstacles arise, you offer no excuses and instead seek out solutions because you know that these will help someone in some way down the road.

 

“Solutions are the blessings you teach.”

 

Committed people surround themselves with people who don’t tolerate excuses, whereas those who are interested tend to find themselves with those who support those excuses. Weekends are a numbing time-out away from your goals. Those who are committed look for what they need in order to stay committed. Again, there is no way out.

 

“When you’re just interested, you always leave the window cracked open – there’s always a way out. When you’re committed, there is no way out, just through.”

 

And before I go, I just want to share one more difference and it’s in regard to worrying about what others think. You can likely guess this, but when people are just interested, they DO care what others think. When you’re committed, the only thing you’re worried about is not fulfilling your potential. Your worries feel purposeful because it’s not just about you.

 

If you’re feeling more on the interested side and want to get more committed, I encourage you to

 

“Take action from your future self who is committed.”

 

Keep that momentum going and please share with me what committed actions you’re taking today – I would love to hear from you!

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • What the differences are between interested and committed
  • How our obstacles help us teach and help others
  • How the time spent on weekends makes a difference

 

Resources:

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 07, 2017
189: BUSTING STEREOTYPES with Plus-Size Model, TV Star and WWE Superstar Nia Jax
43:45

Any WWE fans out there? Regardless if you are or not, you’re going to love the conversation I had with WWE and Total Divas star, Nia Jax. As a plus-size model and TV star, she is busting body stereotypes left and right and wants other women to unapologetically own who they uniquely are, too.

 

Tune in to hear how Nia’s journey brought her to the WWE, what she had to overcome to get there and how she uses that platform now to empower other women.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • When you were younger, was becoming a WWE star a dream of yours?
  • Where did you have to go mentally in order to show up at your WWE tryout?
  • What made you keep going?
  • What would tell someone who is waiting for the perfect moment to do something?
  • What is something that because of a no has made you stronger?
  • What is something that you are extremely grateful for right now?
  • Why do thinking it’s so important for women right now to use their voices and platforms?
  • What is something you wish more people knew about you?
  • What have you learned to embrace about yourself that before you wished was different?
  • What are some boundaries you’ve had to set in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and mindset?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Nia got her start in the WWE
  • How she’s helped bust stereotypes
  • The importance of taking action before you’re ready
  • Why WWE is the perfect for Nia
  • How the NO’s lead to your perfect fit
  • What drives Nia to do what she does
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Being different and owning it

 

Quotes:

 

“Don’t wait on your wait.”

 

“Right now I’m as good as I’m going to get today.”

 

“Women need to use their voice so they’re not settling for anything less than they deserve.”

 

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There’s one thing that’s painfully clear when someone steps in the ring with Nia Jax: She’s not like most women.

The 6-foot-tall Jax has towered over other women for as long as she can recall. She was kicked out of activities like karate, kickboxing and judo as a child because someone always ended up getting hurt at her hands.

Though Jax eventually turned her attention toward the world of modeling, she still hungered for competition. A cousin of The Rock, she made her way to the WWE Performance Center where she learned to harness her aggression in the squared circle. She immediately blew away all other Superstars in terms of power, claiming all of the WWE Performance Center’s female lifting records.

Unsurprisingly, Jax has dominated her competition since her debut, squeezing the air out of her opponents with a crushing bear hug before viciously slamming them into the mat to earn the victory. She carried that power with her to Raw as a surprise selection in the 2016 WWE Brand Extension Draft and immediately established herself as a future power player in the Women’s division.

From day one, Jax claimed that greatness was her destiny. Her size and power may ensure that she reaches it sooner than anyone expects.

 

Resources:


IG: @niajaxwwe

FB: facebook.com/JaxWWE

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/nia-jax

 

Monday Night Raw on USA Network

Mondays, 8 p.m. EST

 

Total Divas on E!

Wednesdays, 9 p.m. EST

 

 

Checkout my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Dec 04, 2017
188: Relationships Are Our Biggest Teachers
12:40

 

This is the time of year where little bursts of inspiration or positivity are most needed, am I right? With the hustle, bustle and stress of visitors and visiting family, it’s hard not to let it get to you at some point.

 

So this year I’m already switching my focus from stress to excitement. I am in control of how I feel and how I act. No matter what old beliefs pop up when spending time around family and friends, I will not let it derail my current beliefs.

 

I know that most of us have those certain people who criticize their lifestyle, career or habits, but don’t take the bait! You’re not going to change them and you’re certainly not going to change for them, right?

 

Go in with the energy that “it’s all OK,” and let all the little stuff roll off your back. Now this doesn’t give anyone permission to walk all over you, but if you can just LOVE and LISTEN a little more, and release expectations, you’re going to close out the holidays on a high note.

 

See what happens when you can allow, accept and have compassion instead of going on the defense or judging. How much can you grow and let go of this holiday season? Tell me what your plans are for propelling yourself through the holidays and into 2018? I want to hear because we’re all in this together.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why relationships are our biggest teachers
  • How to show up with the energy that says all is OK
  • The importance of being a better communicator and listener

 

Resources:

 

Checkout my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 30, 2017
187: Quiet the Mind to Get The Answers You Seek with SealFit Mark Divine
01:05:24

 

We’ve all heard how difficult it can be to become a Navy SEAL – the physical challenges alone can make or break one’s success. Today’s guest and host of The Unbeatable Mind podcast, Mark Divine, had that part covered, but he ensured his success by mastering his thoughts as well.

 

From a disempowered background and core story, Mark didn’t always have dreams of becoming a Navy SEAL. In fact, he actually had a successful career as a CPA, but he longed for something more that also appealed to his athletic side.

 

Tune in to find out how Mark shifted his thought patterns and discarded those that didn’t work to accomplish his goals then and how he continues to apply those skills in his life and businesses now. I love how Mark’s approach links the heart and mind – you’re going to be amazed at just how simple it can be once you can quiet your mind and focus on one task at a time.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What led you to begin you Zen practice?
  • What were some of the core beliefs of your family?
  • What was the driver to become a Navy SEAL?
  • Why did you find the process of becoming a Navy SEAL to be “easier?”
  • If someone is feeling disempowered, what would you recommend for a visualization?
  • What goes on in regard to training at your retreats?
  • How can you break through mentally?
  • What are you most excited about right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Mark went from CPA to Navy SEAL
  • Mark’s Zen and meditation practice
  • Changing the patterns of your thoughts from disempowering to empowering
  • What it means to “practice on the bench”
  • The BIG Four Skills (1. Breath Control 2. Maintaining, Managing and Curating Positive Direction of Emotions and Thinking 3. Always Hold an Image of What Success Looks Like and 4. Front Sight Focus)
  • The importance and power of visualization
  • Integrative training with mind and heart
  • The Box-Breathing technique
  • Disengaging from past events to free up energy
  • The different levels of resiliency

 

Quotes:

 

“When I started asking better questions, then I started to get different answers.”

 

“The absence of thought is when the answers came to me.”

 

“Use your imagination to see a version of you that’s whole.”

 

“If you can see it, you can speak it and then you can believe it.”

 

“Create a positive memory of the future.”

 

“Sever the negative energy of the past so you can attract the force of the future which pulls you toward the future.”

 

“We always have value and a gift to give, no matter what happens to use, as long as we’re here.”

 

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Mark is from upstate New York and did his formal undergraduate education at Colgate University. His years at Colgate University were focused on athletic endeavors such as competitive swimming, rowing and triathlon racing, interrupted by brief episodes of academic activity. After graduation from "the Gate" Mark started his professional career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand in New York City. Clients included luminous and no-longer existent financial firms such as Solomon Brothers and Paine Webber. 

Four years later, with an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in his briefcase, he left behind the suit to pursue his inner vision to become a Navy SEAL officer. He was 26 when he graduated as Honor Man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class 170. Mark was fortunate to serve with many great men and women on active duty for nine years and in the reserves for eleven...retiring at the rank of Commander in 2011.

After leaving active duty in 1997, Mark started his second business career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded the successful Coronado Brewing Company and launched NavySEALs.com in the same year he left active duty. To this day, it is the leading website for gear and information about the SEALs. 

Mark's business career was interrupted by a stint as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego, where he was pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership, then by a one-year recall to active duty in 2004. The recall took him to Baghdad with SEAL Team One to conduct a special project for Naval Special Warfare Command surrounding the role of the USMC in Special Operations. While in Iraq, Mark developed Kokoro Yoga, which allows you to see, feel, hear, and live the goal you are looking to achieve through warrior visualization. 


In 2007 he launched his CrossFit affiliate and the now internationally known SEALFIT program to provide transformational personal and team training experiences. The training utilizes an integrated warrior development model he developed, called Unbeatable Mind, which draws from his 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist and 15 years as yoga practitioner.  He now hosts a highly rated podcast on iTunes called Unbeatable Mind.

SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind are uniquely effective at elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading - encompassing the full spectrum of human experience: Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and Organization. Mark advises and trains a diverse group of clients through his Unbeatable Mind and SEALFIT programs including: Olympic medalists, CEOs, Superbowl champions and other professional athletes. 

 

Resources:

 

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unbeatable-mind-podcast-with-mark-divine/id955637330?mt=2

 

UnbeatableMind.com

SealFit.com

Books:

The Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine

http://a.co/36s1ZH8

 

The Way of the Seal by Mark Divine

http://a.co/c0ncWFr

IG: @sealfit

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Nov 27, 2017
186: Finding Space Amid the Chaos
19:45

 

I just returned a few days ago from my third trip to the Costa Rican jungles and it was such an awesome trip – even though every time I go, I feel a ton of resistance around it. And that’s because it throws me out of my routine (and it’s a LONG journey to get there).

 

But here’s what this trip helped me with this round – it forced me to take time for myself. It forced me to just sit in quiet in nature (with the occasional monkey making his presence known). You see up until Costa Rica, I was a feeling a little blocked creatively, which was super frustrating because I had a talk to prepare for and an eCourse to come up with. But on the flight home – because I allowed myself the space to let that creativity come flowing back in – the ideas poured out! I couldn’t believe how easy it felt.

 

Now, you might be saying, “This doesn’t apply to me because I’m not creative.” Newsflash – you ARE creative!

 

“We are all creative beings.”

 

You create and put things out in the world every single day – and there are more forms than you think. It’s not just writing, designing or painting. There is an outlet that makes you feel alive – you just need to tune in to find out what it is.

 

Now as you can imagine, while we need to practice creative space all year round, with the holiday upon us, it’s more important than ever to create space so we don’t lose our marbles when family and friends visit. So just like I stated above, you must carve out time just for you.

 

Schedule in your time and practice fierce boundaries for parties or other commitments that don’t excite you. No is a complete sentence and you aren’t responsible for making everyone happy. Use the holidays for what they were meant for – joy and connection.

 

Ask yourself, “What do I need each week to ensure a happy, healthy holiday season for myself?”

 

I challenge you to look at your calendar and make those unbreakable “space making” appointments with yourself. In order to create and transform we must find that space.

 

Let me know how you do! I love hearing from you!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why we need to create space for ourselves regularly – especially during the holiday season
  • How scheduling appointments for yourself is crucial
  • How to set fierce boundaries

 

Resources:

 

Free 14-Day HoliBurn Challenge

Nov. 27-Dec. 10 – Go to https://loriharder.com/challenge to register!

 

Check out my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 23, 2017
185: Release Your Victim and Wake Up Your HERO with Wes Chapman
01:01:45

 

I came across my guest, Wes Chapman, as I was preparing for my TedX Talk and couldn’t stop thinking about his story. With a tumultuous childhood from day one including abuse in numerous forms and being told that he was too broken to fix, Wes is walking proof that we are only who we choose to believe we are.

 

Now Wes has committed his life to helping others who feel or have been told they are “broken” and encourages everyone to take control of their lives, ditch the victim mentality and get into hero mode.

Listen in as Wes vulnerably takes us through his journey of rediscovering his self-worth and identity and how it led him to an entrepreneurial career of helping others.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • How do we start to tap into or figure out our self-worth?
  • Did you have something that was holding you back and if so, how did you go about taking the steps to move past it?
  • What is something you are most excited about?
  • Is there anything in your life that you’re still grabbing at even though it’s not making you happy?
  • What are some of your favorite ways to connect with family and friends?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Wes’s tumultuous childhood and how he gained both his self-worth and identity back and how it led him to help others
  • How to tap into your self-worth
  • Why we need to truly understand empathy
  • Letting go of the past and taking your power back
  • Self-control and self-understanding
  • Taking responsibility for the past in order to take control of your life
  • The power of labels, how they create your identity and how limiting they are
  • Why environment is crucial to your well-being
  • Getting back to where you find peace and comfort
  • Disconnecting from technology (and how Wes suggests doing it)

 

Quotes:

 

“Put the victim to bed and wake the hero up instead.”

 

“Your brain only understands what it’s experienced.”

 

“Anything that’s in the rear-view mirror you can 100% take ownership of that.”

 

“If you can positively think your way into a great life, you can negatively think your way into a crappy life.”

 

“Rip the labels off – you are what you choose to be.”

 

“The day of excuses is over.”

 

“I don’t believe in controlling other people; I believe in people controlling themselves.”

 

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Wes’s message of “waking up the hero” has been adopted by thousands of people around the world. He draws from his unique life experiences to deeply connect with people of all backgrounds, creeds and beliefs. He is the founder of A HUMAN PROJECT, an organization that incubates creative, scalable solutions to systemic problems and gathers together the greatest minds to solve global issues in education, health and society.

 

With a background in technology, design and entrepreneurship, Wes has worked with clients like Verizon, Microsoft, A&E and has been the recipient of multiple “App of the Year” awards from Apple. He holds patents on several medical advancements. His work has been covered in multiple media outlets and publications, including: INC, CBS, TechCrunch, ABC, Forbes and many others.

 

As a speaker, Wes has shared the stage with eminent business owners and thought leader alike, including: Robert Herjavec, Sheri Salata, Gary Vaynerchuk, Randy Jackson, Peter Diamandis and many others.

 

And as co-creator of THE HUMAN GATHERING – named “The #1 Leadership Conference” by Forbes, Wes is consistently bringing together today’s foremost leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and the arts.

 

Resources:

AHumanProject.com

WakeTheHero.com

 

IG: @wesleydchapman

FB: facebook.com/wesleydchapman

 

Checkout my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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Nov 20, 2017
184: Why EVERYONE Needs To Shake Up Their Lives
15:53

For the past month, I’ve been feeling a lack of inspiration, and when that feeling comes up, shortly after the feelings of unworthiness and not being good enough pop their heads back in the picture. It brings back glimpses of the crushing anxiety that I once faced. I knew it was time to start bringing the joy back into my routine (did I mention how much I love routine?).

 

So I decided to enlist the help of a coach. I needed more than the cheerleader voice in my own head – I needed compassion from someone who’s been there.

 

“I don’t want all of the things I’ve wished for to be wished away because I’m anxious.”

 

Even though I’m happy and grateful for all of the amazing things that are happening in my life and business, I was also getting bored. In order to do that I knew I needed to shake things up a bit and change up my routine

 

“Even creatures of habit need to shake things up.”

 

But this creature over here LOVES her routine and has a ton of resistance when it comes to changing it – even if it’s doing things that I like to do. Anyone else? In order change my thoughts around the new, I needed to find the routine and grounding in it.

 

Keep in mind these changes in your routine don’t need to be big – start small! What could you start with? I wanna know! Be sure to comment below or on Instagram – I love hearing!

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why doing new and different things helps eliminate boredom
  • What to with the resistance of changing things up
  • How doing the smallest of things can relieve anxiety

 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA

http://www.TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 16, 2017
183: Risking It ALL with Sherioc: Cassey Ho & Lisa Bilyeu
01:13:06

 

Shero (noun): a female who fights for what she believes in and never gives up, even if it means fighting alone.

 

I had the honor of interviewing not one, but TWO Sheroes on today’s episode – Cassey Ho and Lisa Bilyeu – the hosts of The Sheroic Podcast. Before starting The Sheroic, both women were already successful entrepreneurs in their own right (Cassey is the CEO of Blogilates and Lisa is a founding team member of Quest Nutrition), however both share that there wasn’t a huge “break” that landed them in either role.

 

Tune in to hear about each woman’s journey thus far and how they’ve risen (and continued to rise) to meet the challenges and obstacles that get in their way. I know you will absolutely fall in love with their comforting, loving and vulnerable natures. This hour was seriously a warm-up for more inspiring conversations to come – enjoy!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What was the catalyst of saying “yes, this is what I want to do,” when you decided to go for it?
  • Was there resistance you had to move past/through in order to create the life you’re living now?
  • Why is it important for you both to fulfill your purpose and live as your highest self?
  • Define your relationship with fear.
  • What are some of your biggest fears you’re working through now?
  • Is there anything missing from your life?
  • What would you say to people who don’t feel like they have any direction?
  • What makes you love you and what makes you feel like yourself?
  • Who is the character you pick every day?
  • Why is it your responsibility to go through the muck and be as fully you as possible?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How The Sheroic Podcast came about and the founders’ paths that led them there
  • Risking it all and following that feeling
  • Seeking approval from parents, friends or other family
  • The importance of giving yourself credit when you reach your goals
  • Enjoying the wins and failures and learning from them
  • Why we must heal/help ourselves before we can help others
  • The power in not knowing what happens next
  • Communicating and collaborating better
  • Controlling your mindset and emotions
  • Tapping into your Wonder Woman
  • The power of speaking up
  • Importance of being honest with yourself and others

 

Quotes:

 

“Either follow your passion or be miserable for the rest of your life.”

 

“Part of being whole is to keep reaching higher.” – Cassey Ho

 

“If it makes you happy, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do less.” – Cassey Ho

 

“It’s not that I don’t have fear, it’s that I overcome the fear.” – Lisa Bilyeu

 

“Roadblocks are just part of the video game.” – Lisa Bilyeu

 

“No one gets greatness without failure.” – Lisa Bilyeu

 

“I love that I can adapt, grow and change without getting my ego dented.” – Lisa Bilyeu

 

“If I’m not being my true self, I’m robbing myself of something.” – Lisa Bilyeu

 

“It’s your responsibility to share what you’ve learned with the world.” – Cassey Ho

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Cassey Ho

An award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality, Cassey is the founder and CEO of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 500 million video views and 7 million

followers cross-platform. Named as the world’s #3 Most Influential Person in Health & Fitness by Greatist and a top fitness influencer by Forbes, she’s tailing behind none other than Oprah!

 

Cassey’s unique format, POP Pilates© first appeared on YouTube in 2009 with herself as the sole

instructor. Fans began to fall in love with Cassey’s bubbly personality, fun workouts, and her genuine

approach towards getting fit - it was never about the weight loss, it was about the happiness gain. Today, Cassey’s choreographed class is being taught over 3,000 times every month by certified POP Pilates

instructors at major gyms wordwide - and that’s just the beginning.

 

Cassey is also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and the designer of her own

multi-million dollar activewear line, POPFLEX.

 

Lisa Bilyeu

From film student to fulltime housewife to world-class entrepreneur, Lisa is a master of adaptation and

personal growth. As a founding team member of the billion dollar company Quest Nutrition, she built

the company’s entire fulfillment department from scratch.

 

She started shipping orders from her living room floor and ultimately built the unit into a full-fledged

department spanning thousands of square feet. From there, she turned her talents to marketing and

helped build her second division within Quest – a revolutionary in-house media department, that not

only made cutting-edge social marketing materials, but also helped facilitate the company’s meteoric

rise to #2 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies.

 

She and her team were responsible for producing content that has been viewed over 200 million

times. Now as co-founder and president of Impact Theory and co-host of the Sheroic Podcast, her

mission is to really create Impact in the world and empower women of all ages to see and believe that

they can be anything they set their minds to.

Resources:

http://besheroic.com

 

IG: @BeSheroic

FB: facebook.com/besheroic

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Nov 13, 2017
182: Getting SO Vulnerable I Could Barf, Seriously
20:34

 

Warning: As I recorded this episode, my palms were sweating – I can’t make this up. And that’s because as the episode title suggests, I am getting super vulnerable and super transparent.

Ever since I started writing my book, I’ve been in full-on creative mode. I want to create and I crave creating – in ALL different forms. Even as I’ve been the busiest I’ve ever been, I’ve made it a priority because my ideas had to come out.

“Creating the time to get creative has opened up in an insane vortex of things I want to do.” 

To name a few of my creative outlets – dance, guitar and now…wait for it…spoken word. I’ve been receiving massive downloads recently that have spurred me to delve into this arena. And today, I’m going to share one of my poems with you.

Look, I’m not a rapper or poet…but maybe I am? 

“Who are we not to claim these titles even though we haven’t done them if it’s coming through us?”

I am so grateful that I have my mastermind women, Lindsay and Danette, to act as a reminder of my soul’s wishes. If your soul calls you to do something – do it! Don’t judge, just get those ideas up and out! It really does help if you have a person or two who you can share your ideas with. Hint: You know it’s life-shifting when you have a “full-body yes and a full-brain hell no!”

 

I hope you enjoy the poem I share. I now dare you to be vulnerable with me and share with me what it felt like to express yourself. I can’t wait to hear!

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • How to show up as your true self to the world
  • About the importance of creating time to get creative
  • Why you need to get your ideas up and out 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA

http://www.TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 09, 2017
181: Learn Your Body Type, How To Eat For It, and Why Properly Digesting Your Food and Emotions Changes Your Diet and Being with Sahara Rose
56:32

 

If you’re a knowledge junkie like me or looking to figure out why you can’t seem to find balance in your life, my conversation with author and Ayurvedic expert, Sahara Rose will likely set off a lightbulb or two for you – at least it did for me.

 

Be sure to listen in as Sahara explains her personal journey with Ayurveda and how you too can gain more balance in your life by figuring out your own mind body type (dosha). It may be easier than you think!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • Can you tell us your story and how you came to be an expert on Ayurveda?
  • Did you find that a lot of self-healing happened when you wrote your book?
  • What are the different mind body (dosha) types?
  • How can we help our bodies feel better and more at ease?
  • What is the smallest thing we can do to start shifting and noticing the ways in which we feel better?
  • How did eating for your mind body type affect your mentally? What opened up for you?
  • What started showing up for you when you started to change your habits?
  • What did you do/think about in order to shift gears?
  • Are you incorporating all three doshas into your eating and exercising habits?
  • What are some of the biggest (and most important) takeaways that you would love people to implement in order to feel shifts?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Sahara’s path that led her to Ayurveda
  • Healing yourself to find your purpose
  • Ayurveda’s three different mind/body types (doshas)
  • How to determine your Vikruti (the levels of each dosha that you were created with)
  • Foods that are beneficial for each mind body type (dosha)
  • Why it’s important to know what your body is retaining
  • The benefits of consuming warmer foods and beverages to aid in digestion
  • Practical but effective ways to help each dosha type feel better or make a shift
  • Balancing your energies for different stages of life
  • Developing an inner awareness and developing the subtle practice of knowing yourself

 

Quotes:

 

“When you’re in the right place at the right time, things will just happen really fast.”

 

“This is so much more than food. It’s not just food we’re digesting; it’s thoughts, emotions and experiences, too.”

 

“Ayurveda is a spiritual practice grounded in the physical body.”

 

“Earth provides us with what our bodies need at that time.”

 

“It’s not, ‘you are what you eat.’ It’s ‘you are what you digest.’”

 

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Sahara Rose is the best-selling author of the Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda (Penguin Random House) and has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra. She is a 26-year-old Certified Ayurvedic, Holistic and Sports Nutritionist, wellness blogger and host of the Highest Self Podcast, listed as top 7 podcasts by Yoga Journal. Sahara's mission is to awaken people of their innate potential so they can share their gifts and fulfill their purpose on this planet. 

 

Resources:

 

http://www.Iamsahararose.com

Book: Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda by Sahara Rose Ketabi
iamsahararose.com/book

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Follow @iamsahararose and @loriharder. Then like Lori’s post on this episode and comment why you would love to receive this book. We will choose three random winners. 

IG: https://instagram.com/iamsahararose

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Nov 06, 2017
180: Release Your Inner WILD ONE with Elana Meta
40:09

If you haven’t heard of Elana Meta you soon will. You probably know by now that I’m all about tribe and making impactful connections with others, so it will come as no shock why I connected with Elana after listening to our conversation.

 

As a dance catalyst and teacher, Elana has made it her mission to create spaces for women – and men to help them merge the emotional and logical parts of the brain. While most recently hosting small groups in her home to help women step into their power, she wanted to create a larger event (Wild Vessel) that could help more women and men, too. Elana helps these individuals see themselves more deeply by moving the body to quiet the mind.

 

Elana invites you to an experience to help you see things more clearly in a substance-, device- and shoe-free space (ha, check your shoes at the door). If this sounds like an event that resonates with you, see the Resources section on this page.

 

Here’s to empowering your wild side!

 

Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What got you started doing what you’re doing and what are you doing?
  • What does the “feminine” mean to you?
  • Do you feel you’ve come across a lot of men who could use the Wild Vessel event, too?
  • What reasons did you discover as to why women have trouble connecting to other women or themselves?
  • How could someone create this type of connection if they’re not able to make the event?
  • What is something you want people to know about your event that we haven’t talked about yet?
  • What are you wanting to reclaim more of in your life?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • What Wild Vessel is and why it’s an immersive experience designed to empower the feminine
  • Helping women step into their power
  • Merging the emotional and logical parts of brain
  • Why the world is screaming for the feminine
  • Stimulating the body to quiet the mind
  • Creating spaces for women – and men

 

Quotes:

  • "We are the Wild Ones. Let our howl be known."

 

  • “Between the resistance, find your resilience.”

 

  • “Be curious enough to explore the difference between fear and excitement.”

 

  • “Deep house party meets workshop.”

Want a few more details on the Wild Vessel event? Read on…

 

  • Substance-free and device-free event to explore your inner-wildness.
  • Sensuality vs. Sexuality
  • Take off the mask of masculinity
  • Break the taboos about being a woman
  • Wild Vessel creates safe spaces through our immersive events, designed to fully express ourselves and deeply connect with our communities.
  • Empower your wild side
  • Join the Wild Pack

- Be free amongst community

 

Women:

  • An experience to unlock our inner-wildness
    •  Witness feminine leadership in action
    • Unveiling the mask of masculinity
    • Explore your gentle side by luscious candle light and rose peddles.
    •  An immersive experience that can hold all of you
    •  Dancing – sound baths – cuddle puddles and more
    •  Community collaboration
    •  Authentic conversations
    • Topic discussion on Sensuality vs. Sexuality
    •  Redefining the feminine
    •  Delicious food
    •  Non-alcoholic cocktails and beverages

This event is sexy, not sexual.

Men

•  Male leadership in action
•  New skills to understand women.
•  See beyond the mask of masculinity
• Embodiment practices and tools to articulate the Feminine.
•  Topics on sensuality vs. sexuality, and how to be protectors for women, and the planet.
•  An opportunity to serve your counterpart
•  Delicious food
•  Non-alcoholic cocktails and beverages

 

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Elana Meta is a dance catalyst, teacher, and creative based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Wild Vessel, an event series designed to re-define the feminine voice in modern society, as well as META Method, a movement technique that uses the natural elements to advance emotional intelligence and well-being. As a dance and movement catalyst, she has performed at venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and Lincoln Center alongside artists such as Beyonce, The Glitch Mob, Michael Franti and Nahko. She’s led workshops on the Wanderlust Tour, at Esalen, Summit Series, and Burning Man, and her mission is to tap people into their bodies and create spaces globally for women to feel safe and empowered.

 

Resources:

 

Wild Vessel Event – Nov. 18, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Apply to be a part of the Wild Vessel at wildvessel.com

 

http://www.elanameta.com

 

How to Goddess Course

http://www.mymetamethod.com/course/

 

@MetaMethod

@Wild.Vessel

 

Checkout my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 02, 2017
179: Mistakes and a Little Bit of Crazy Are Vital in Order for Your Dreams to Happen with Lorna Jane Clarkson
01:05:09

Twenty-eight years ago, Lorna Jane, founder of Lorna Jane Active, was a fitness instructor who just wanted to find fitness wear that made her feel good. So much so that she used her own swimsuit to craft her own outfit. Her students liked them so much that they too began asking for their very own Lorna Jane clothing. And while it was never her intention at the time to create a clothing line, Lorna Jane Active was meant to be.

 

Making others feel good doesn’t stop at her clothing line though. In her most recent book, Love You, Lorna focuses on the importance of self-belief. At one point she lost a portion of that self-belief and self-love and worked to regain it back. It’s through her experiences and learnings that she hopes to help other women find their self-confidence, self-love and purpose again – and create an amazing life.

 

Lorna is one of the most-inspiring humans I’ve had the privilege of interviewing and I was positively giddy that we were able to talk in person. Her energy and positive attitude is contagious and can be heard throughout our conversation. I know you’re going to love listening to her as much as I did.

 

Be sure to share this episode with a friend and don’t miss out on Lorna’s giveaway that she mentions in the show!

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What has been a mistake for you that was devastating at the time, but now has become something you can’t imagine not happening because you’ve grow so much from it?
  • What was your thought process/mindset when handling that mistake?
  • How do you make sure you’re filling up your soul?
  • How do you decide who you’re going to put your energy toward?
  • When you have to make difficult decisions, what do you do to get in that space and how do you recover after?
  • What is something that you do to make sure that your community is always there within your brand?
  • How do you connect with women and support them in your life?
  • Are there ways you ensure that you’re supported every day?
  • What’s been one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in business?
  • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to transcend or leave behind in order to become the Lorna that you are now?
  • How do you stay excited about life?
  • How do you do market research and stay focused on what is true for you?
  • What does it mean for you to be authentic?
  • What was it about your book, Love You, that you had to write about that you hadn’t previously written?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Lorna founded Lorna Jane Active
  • Why we fear a career or changing it
  • The importance of trying new things and making mistakes
  • Why her business motto, Move Nourish Believe is so important to Lorna
  • Surrounding yourself with great people
  • Why honesty is the best policy
  • Parting ways with friends and colleagues in the right away
  • Getting people to believe in what you’re doing
  • How never getting overly in debt makes it easier to stay creative and make better business decisions
  • Why Lorna has a mindset of abundance with her business
  • Celebrating the good about yourself and working on the not so good
  • The importance of self-belief
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“If you let yourself be open to things it takes you where you’re supposed to go.”

 

“When you have a dream, you don’t care about what you’re missing.”

 

“I believe the biggest mistakes have the biggest learnings.”

 

“You can’t let really big mistakes stop you from your dreams.”

 

“Not everyone grows in the same garden.”

 

“I’m not designed for everyone to love me.”

 

“You have to do the things that scare you or that others think are crazy; otherwise you’re not moving forward.”

 

“Do what’s right and don’t think about how things look.”

 

“Listen to your heart and do what’s right for your business and don’t let your ego get in the way.”

 

“There is no force equal to that of a determined woman.”

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Lorna Jane Clarkson, the inspiring woman behind Lorna Jane activewear, started designing on her lounge room floor by night, while she was busy working as a fitness instructor by day. Her unique and fashion forward pieces were so popular that she turned her hobby into a global business. Today she has over 200 stores around the world, numerous fashion design awards to her name and a series of bestselling books. Lorna continues to inspire women every day with her Active Living Philosophy, which makes being fit and healthy easy with the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe… Lorna’s story is a real inspiration to women all over the world and she proves that with hard work and belief in yourself, anything is possible.

 

Resources:

 

Love You by Lorna Jane Clarkson Available now at: http://lornajane.com

Book Giveaway

To be eligible for one of 10 free Love You books, first follow @ljclarkson, @loriharder and @lornajaneUS. Then comment on my IG post about this episode using ONE emoji of how you felt after listening to this episode. Lorna’s team will pick 10 random winners. Can’t wait to see who wins!

 

http://lornajane.com

IG: @ljclarkson

@lornajaneactive

@lornajaneUS

 

Checkout my website at https://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 30, 2017
178: Become The REAL You
17:37

 

“The most powerful way to raise the vibration of our world is to fully honor who we came here to be.” – Kristin Ace

 

Today I want to talk about you becoming YOU. Not the “you” you think you should be, but the you that honors your soul – at all corners of it. So ask yourself, in what ways are you honoring your soul? Now, in what ways are you absolutely denying your soul, suffocating yourself or cutting yourself off?

 

Chances are that if you found more things in the latter categories you’re feeling out of alignment with your higher self, which is why with every choice we make, we must choose the choice that keeps us aligned. It’s not easy sometimes (OK a lot of the time). We typically don’t roll out of bed in the morning and feel connected. We must create the experiences that fill our souls.

 

I know you may be questioning what that really feels like, but trust me. You’ll know you’re following the path your soul wants you to take when you feel in flow, connected and free especially in terms of self-expression. Keep in mind that just because you’re doing things that are on this path doesn’t mean that you won’t feel any fear or stress. I often find that the fear isn’t the around the actual act, but the thoughts around doing the act. Fear is still necessary (but it usually helps us in the long run).

 

“Fear is a direct indicator of where you need to go.”

 

So, what’s an experience that you’re being pulled toward right now? Seriously, anything – nothing is too small, big or outrageous! Bike riding, writing, creating, painting, horseback riding, bungee jumping… What will make you feel alive, bring you awareness, excitement, relaxation or learning – or all of the above and more? Both projects and play are equally important, so again, listen to what your soul is calling you to do.

 

“You already know what you are. It’s time to create those experiences to become you.”

 

For the next 30 days, I challenge you to create one soul experience a day. It doesn’t have to be anything big – sometimes the small stuff leads to bigger shifts anyway. See how people react to you. You’ll likely notice that people are more drawn to you when you’re in alignment. I can personally tell when I’m in my highest self because when I go for runs I get more high-fives and more smiles all around – and I FEEL more creative.

 

Give yourself the space to hear your soul and I would love if you would report your findings in the comments of this episode’s IG tile @loriharder. I cannot wait to read them!

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • What it feels like to be in and out of alignment with your soul
  • Why we must create experiences that connect us with our highest self
  • Why fear or pain is an inevitable component of finding the real you

 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA

http://www.TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at http://loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 26, 2017
177: Removing The Masks That Hold You Back with Lewis Howes
01:08:15

I’m so honored to have my friend and mentor, Lewis Howes, on again. We talk about his new book Mask of Masculinity, which drops on Oct. 31, and how he came up with the idea to write it.

 

While this book was written primarily for men, I discovered that his book is also a helpful tool for women who are looking to understand the men in their lives. Heck, it can help you understand ALL human beings and the masks that people wear to hide or perhaps enhance who they truly are. Once we’re aware of these masks and can accept them, we can tap into a deeper level of connection to all human beings.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • How did you know what direction you wanted to head in your business endeavors?
  • How do you know to follow through with an idea?
  • How did you transcend when family and friends tried to hold you back?
  • Do you feel if our parents would have lived more in their purpose we would have gotten more from them and had a richer experience?
  • In terms of dreams and goals, how do you and your girlfriend support one another?
  • Why did you still feel unfulfilled when you were so close to getting everything you wanted?
  • What are the 9 Masks of Masculinity and how did you come up with them?
  • Looking back on your career, would you do anything differently?
  • Were you afraid of feedback? What was the worst feedback you pictured?
  • When you wrote Mask of Masculinity, did anything unexpected come up for you?
  • How would you advise women who’ve been cracked open emotionally to help the men in their lives do the same?
  • Who is the ideal audience for your book?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • What it means to fill in the gaps and spaces in the world
  • Creating more abundance by letting go
  • Surrounding yourself with friends who have similar energy
  • The importance of communication in relationships and why they must support your dreams (even if that support is minimal)
  • Why growth and contribution are the art of achievement (and fulfillment)
  • The 9 Masks of Masculinity talked about in Lewis’s book, Mask of Masculinity, and how he came up with them
  • Being aware of your actions and how they affect people and whether they’ll make a positive or negative impact
  • Lewis’s desire to make an impact
  • Why life-altering awakenings (big and small) help us look at things differently
  • Only taking feedback if it resonates with you and/or comes from someone you trust and respect
  • Awareness of masks and accepting them
  • Connecting with the men in your life (and all human beings)
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I’ve found fulfillment in being secure in who I am in the moment.”

 

“My dreams are my priority.”

 

“Live with your responsibilities, but also find the path of your dreams.”

 

“When we fixate on making money to gain self-worth, it’s never enough.”

 

“It’s the most selfish thing to give because you feel the best.”

 

“The masks help us get results.”

 

“It’s unfulfilling to always be right and to win at all costs.”

 

“When we can fully let go of these masks and connect to people and have them see us – and fully get us – what’s when true intimacy and connection occurs.”

 

“It’s our responsibility to be aware when we’re wearing a mask.”

 

“Every moment I’m not making an impact I’m wasting the gift I was born with.”

 

“My fuel is based on the fear of regretting at the end of my life that I didn’t give enough.”

 

“When we are acknowledged, we feel like we can do more good.”

 

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Before LEWIS HOWES became a media sensation for empowering people and sharing 'Greatness' across the globe, he had his share of obstacles to overcome. From having a learning disability, which led to being alone and bullied in school, to being sexually abused as a child, to being injured and broke on his sister’s couch, Lewis’s story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome the obstacles in their life and achieve greatness. Fast forward a few short years, and Lewis is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and releases his new book, Mask of Masculinity on Oct. 31. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 podcast in the world, The School of Greatness, which has over 40 million downloads since it launched in 2013. He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Lewis has been featured on Ellen, The New York Times, People, Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets.

 

Resources:

 

Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes

Available for pre-order now at: http://www.Maskofmasculinity.com

 

LewisHowes.com

IG: @lewishowes

FB: facebook.com/lewishowes

 

Previous podcast with Lewis Howes:

https://www.loriharder.com/episode36/

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 23, 2017
176: How To Be Your OWN GURU
14:02

 

Have you ever caught yourself making a decision that you didn’t whole-heartedly want to commit to? Perhaps someone gave you advice or maybe there was an expectation set months before about something.

 

Today’s episode is all about making decisions that you actually feel good about. It’s trusting that inner gut and knowing that you made the right call for you.

 

“We all have inner wisdom and you know what is best for you.”

 

So why don’t we use this supposed guru ability? I promise it’s there, you just have to unlock it again. I’ve learned over the years (more so recently) that if I’m not slowing down and taking the time to get clear on what’s truly right for me, I’m scattered and super indecisive.

 

Did you catch that? Slow down and give yourself space – both physically and mentally. (Confession… those words may or may not be more for me than you as I am taking my own advice daily.) For me that’s taking long walks, going for a run or just going somewhere quiet to connect with my own thoughts. And keep in mind that it can take as little time as 15-60 minutes. Even if it’s not clear in that amount of time, see what pulls at your heart even just a little.

 

I’m not gonna lie. Some answers will come quicker than others. And often “sleeping on it” helps the most (science proves it)! Regardless of how quickly the answers come, know that you are the expert on YOU. Repeat the following phrases to help reinforce this notion.

 

“I have an inner guide. I have the wisdom within.”

 

Know that wisdom comes in many different forms and at the most random times. Learn what things make you feel good and that all is right with your world. After all…

 

“You are the smartest person you know when it comes to you.”

 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • How to trust your “gut feeling”
  • Why we need space and time to make decisions
  • Why we find it easier to listen to others about what we want

 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2018 | Newport Beach, CA

http://www.TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 19, 2017
175: Why Balance is a Myth with Lori Kennedy
57:55

I know you will relate to today’s guest, Lori Kennedy, as she is as real as they come. As a successful entrepreneur and a single mother of two, she is the first to admit that her success didn’t happen overnight.

 

Starting out as a registered holistic nutritionist, Lori had no interest in the business side of things, but soon learned that her successful visions wouldn’t become a reality until she did.

 

Be sure to listen in as we talk about all the struggles and wins of her entrepreneurial journey so far and all the self-realization that’s come along with it. Happy listening!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What’s your background and how did you get your start?
  • Did you have any issues looking at how you approached/looked at money and if so, how did you bridge that gap?
  • How did you find your own unique way of selling to make people realize how important nutrition is?
  • Tell me about a time when you’ve had to make tough decisions and be OK with them.
  • Going through the levels in your life, what were the different things that appeared to you that you had to change in order to break through the glass ceiling?
  • When do you show yourself grace and get your power back when you don’t show up?
  • What did taking time off from your business look like?
  • How do you have a goal but also detach from it?
  • What do you do when you feel like you can’t please everyone?
  • What is something you’re feeling resistance toward and how are you getting through it?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Why learning to sell your service/product is essential
  • The importance of being grounded in who you are and how you work
  • Getting clear on what you want in life and how you want to feel
  • Goals and priorities
  • The myth of balance
  • Why a morning routine is so beneficial
  • Recognizing what you need to thrive
  • Accountability
  • Realizing and accepting your own limitations
  • The importance of creativity and incorporating more of it
  • Why rest and taking a break may help your business
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Sales is about uncovering someone’s why.”

 

“There is no such thing as balance when you have goals.”

 

“The pain of pushing through and doing sh!t work was worse for me.”

 

“I had to look at other ways to create the feelings of productivity and momentum outside of work.”

 

“Ride it out – your mojo will come back.”

 

“Does it pull me away from the vision or does it push me toward it?”

 

“Am I acting in a way that my future self would be proud of?”

 

“The bigger and better you become, the messier it gets.”

 

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Lori Kennedy is a mom, nutritionist and the lady boss behind The Wellness Business Hub and The Wellness Business Academy. As business mentor and strategist for health coaches and practitioners, Lori empowers her community to build the business and life of their dreams all on their own terms.

 

She’s a published author and acclaimed speaker with a real-world approach to entrepreneurism. Her personal philosophy of ‘inspired hustle’ is built into her online courses and nationwide live events. Lori prioritizes her time and energy on building her business, mentoring practitioners, working with charitable partners, playing with her kids and building her dream life all on her own terms.

 

Resources:

 

http://www.thewellnessbusinesshub.com/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorikennedyrhn

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lorikennedyinc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoriKennedyrhn

LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lorikennedyrhn

 

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 16, 2017
174: Allowing Yourself to Process is the First Step in Helping Others
11:00

With all of the recent events happening in the world between natural disasters, attacks and the loss of many lives, I’ve been asked how one should feel about these events. I’ve held back on responding because honestly, I didn’t know how I felt. I hadn’t even begun to process my feelings yet. But I do know that if we’re living in fear, it does nothing for the world.

“When you are in fear, you are not in power.”

So how do you take that power back? First, process your feelings – don’t pass them over. Heal yourself so you can spread love and light to others. Talk to someone, whether it’s a counselor, going to a trauma center or a dear friend who you know holds that space for you. Just be sure to give yourself the grace and space to process.

Once you’ve healed, be sure to keep that love and light in your life by surrounding yourself with those who allow you to do the same.

“Our environments reflect the results we get back in our minds.”

We know that if we stay connected to these groups or tribes we can nip fear and powerlessness in the bud and step into our power.

“When we put loving energy out it will be reflected to us in a bigger way in our lives.”

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why it’s important to process our feelings
  • How to take back your power when you feel powerless
  • Why we must join groups or tribes that are rooted in love and light 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA

TheBlissProject.info

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 12, 2017
173: How to Deal With Your PAST So It Doesn't Impact Your FUTURE with Christine Hassler
01:09:08

Can you believe this is the third time that my soulful friend, Christine Hassler, has been on Earn Your Happy? I love having her on because every time we talk something always opens up for me and there are at least one or two a-ha moments.

As a Master Life Coach, Christine has made it her life’s work to help others find the answers while providing them with a safe and sacred space so her clients can work through the emotional side of things. Once an overachiever, Christine shares how she shifted this compensatory strategy and used it to create multiple books and now her Over It and On with It Course.

Regardless of where you are, I know Christine’s perspective will help you view your obstacles and the emotional ties to them in a whole new light.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

• Was there a shift that took place when your realized you were the common denominator of your struggles?

• How did you know to hire your coach?

• Why do you think we cling to finding a diagnosis or a reason as to why we’re not happy?

• Why did you create your Over It and On with It course?

• What’s the difference between being pulled vs. pushed in a certain direction?

• What do you feel are the biggest shifts that happen with your course?

• What is a question you wish more people would ask themselves?

• Who is this course good for?

Quotes: “The common denominator in everything that went “wrong” was me.”

“Sympathy is not love.”

“Until we’re uncomfortable; until our belief systems are challenged; until we start to do things differently that are hard, change doesn’t happen.”

“A lot of what we want is coming from a core wound. We want it because we think it’s going to make us feel better.”

“It was more of an excavating process before it was a creating process.”

“We confuse boundaries for barriers.”

“We try to change ourselves through other people.”

“Deal with the past, shift how you relate to yourself in the present and create a different future.”

“The past does impact our future if we don’t deal with it.”

“Give yourself permission to invest in yourself – financially and time.”

 

You'll Hear About

• Conditional self-acceptance

• Why our belief systems need to be challenged

• Taking responsibility without beating yourself up

• Finding balance between self-honesty and self-compassion

• Aligning your life with your soul’s yearning

• The power of a heart/soul connection

• Self-trust

• The importance of getting feelings up and out

• Releasing vs. recycling emotion

• Internal dialogue awareness

• Finding a safe, sacred space for transformation

 

Resources

Previous Earn Your Happy Podcast with Christine Hassler

Episode 18: Expectation Hangover: How To Overcome Disappointment and More!

Episode 91: Everything You Need To Know About Masculine and Feminine Energy

Register for Christine’s FREE Masterclass Webinar at LoriHarder.com/Christine. When you Sign Up and BUY Her Course, you'll receive 3 Free Months of my Body + Soul Program

The Bliss Project 2018 March 2-4, 2018 Newport Beach, CA

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Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, podcast and TV host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about… but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote the first guidebook written exclusively for young women, entitled 20 Something 20 Everything. Christine’s second book, The 20 Something Manifesto written for men and women stems from her experience coaching twenty-something’s. Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels. -- Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Oct 09, 2017
172: How to START Doing What You WANT To Be Doing
10:05

Many don’t know this, but when I start selling my first eCourse, The Bliss Habit, I hadn’t even created it. Shocking, right? But it supports exactly what I want to talk with you all about today. You don’t have to know everything that you are doing before you actually get started!

I know it sounds a little bass-ackwards, but I assure you that some of the most successful people in the world had no clue what they were doing when they first started – they just knew they had to take some sort of action.

“You have to start doing to get clarity.”

You can plan all day every day for months and still never have anything to put out there. This is where faith and commitment comes in. You must have faith that if you set a date or book a venue – take some sort of step forward, it will happen. Scary, right?

“But in the panic there is complete magic.”

And a little bit of science, too. Science has proven that when you’re committed and people are saying “yes,” and you have to deliver, your brain gets super laser-focused on doing just that.

“The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

My advice. Set the date and move forward. There’s no magic formula – just go for it. Make the commitment and take action TODAY!

What will you share with someone or commit to today?

You'll Hear About:

• Why you don’t have to know all the details before you get started

• Why it’s so important to have faith

• Why making a commitment can spur productivity

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. Or Visit my site: LoriHarder.com

 

Oct 05, 2017
171: How 5 Women Transformed Their Lives In Just A Weekend
01:48:18

 

As many of you know, my upcoming Bliss Project event is only months away and hundreds of you have already registered to join us. But I know that for some, you’re still on the fence for various reasons… Perhaps this would be your first self-development/empowerment retreat. For others, you’ve never left your family for a whole weekend. For others, there is a fear that you’re not “far enough” or knowledgeable enough to attend such an event.

 

Whatever the reason, I can assure you that if you’re being called to attend, it’s the perfect event for you to attend. But don’t take my word on it. Listen in to today’s conversation as I interview five women about their Bliss Project experiences. You will notice many overlapping answers and that’s because we are all way more alike than we are different.

 

Whether you come along or bring a friend, the weekend WILL change your life. I cannot wait for you to hear all about it (and hopefully experience it in the near future) and join our INCREDIBLE Bliss Project tribe.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • Where were you at before attending The Bliss Project and what made you go for the first time?
  • What were you looking for by attending Bliss?
  • Were there any surprises that showed up for you during The Bliss Project?
  • What are you struggling with currently and what tools are you using that you learned from Bliss?
  • What was your experience like coming to Bliss alone?
  • What is the magic that helps you believe your dreams are possible?
  • What kind of power do you receive when stepping into your authenticity?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Starting before you’re ready and paying attention to those nudges that urge you to do something more
  • Stepping into your power
  • Creating strong friendships at The Bliss Project
  • Why it’s so important to share your story
  • The benefits of attending Bliss on your own (hint: you won’t be alone for long)
  • The importance of tribe
  • How Bliss has changed these five women’s lives
  • What you’ll feel when you first walk into The Bliss Project
  • Changing pre-existing stores and stereotypes
  • How failing comes into play
  • Accountability and deadlines
  • Struggles before and after Bliss
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“My breakthrough happened because I showed up.” – Kelly Soto

 

“I knew I was meant for more, but didn’t believe it. But when I left Bliss, I believed it.” – Kelly Soto

 

“Leave what’s familiar and go into what’s not, because that’s where the gifts are – that’s where the beauty is.” – Marlo Ellis

 

“Bliss is like rolling out the red carpet for your soul.” – Marlo Ellis

 

“I can create my world.” – Jordan Candelaria

 

“Remember your happiness.” – Jordan Candelaria

 

“Every single person that you talked to was going through the same things.” – Mandy Demetsky

 

“Bliss is 2.5 days in the biggest, warmest, most welcoming hug.” – Mandy Demetsky

 

“What sets Bliss apart is that you have hundreds of epic soul sisters who are going to check in with you, have your back and help hold you accountable.” – Steph Gold

 

“It’s impossible to stay stuck with hundreds of women who support you.” – Steph Gold

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Resources:

The Bliss Project 2018

March 2-4, 2018 • Newport Beach, CA

TheBlissProject.info

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Oct 02, 2017
170: How To BECOME Your HIGHEST SELF
09:55

 

Up until very recently, I felt like I had a handle on facing my fears and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, but I’ve come to realize that I haven’t even scratched the surface!

 

This weekend, I’m speaking at an event (THRIVE), and while I’m speaking to like-minded people, it’s not my usual audience. It’s got me stepping outside of my comfort zone and feeling all sorts of butterflies. It’s super beautiful and exciting but scary – all at the same time.

 

This quote I posted on Instagram sums up this fear, excitement and growth that I’m feeling and who I need to become to get through it:

 

“You’ll never grow into the woman you know you’re meant to be until she’s forced to come out. It’s your job to create a life she can’t hide from.”

 

So what does this mean? It’s our job to create a life based on not our current selves, but instead our future selves. You have to do the things, go to the places and let that woman out!

 

“You will rise to the occasion when your butt is on the line.”

 

Sounds scary, I know, but that’s the point. We all have “alter egos” that only come out when called upon, but you must have faith that it will appear. If you create these places when you have so much riding on your performance your higher self will come out. And if it doesn’t happen the way you think and you fall flat on your face…GOOD! You didn’t die, your learned from it and you know how to change it for next time.

 

“I’d rather be failing left and right and feeling alive and growing as a human being than walking around bored and half dead.”

 

There is no magic potion. We are ALL created the same, some just have more faith that things will work out and their higher self won’t let them down.

 

“Choose and create things that you have to show up for bigger than you ever have before.”

Stop waiting and create those places and situations where your higher self can come alive! It will scare the crap out of you, but that’s when you know you’re living a life of purpose and fulfillment. 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why you must get uncomfortable to grow
  • Steps that will help you step into your higher self
  • How we all have alter egos that come out when you need to level up

 

Resources:

THRIVE Event

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 28, 2017
169: Learn to Increase BUSINESS While Increasing Your FREEDOM with Mike Zeller
58:14

I am so excited for you to hear my conversation with successful serial entrepreneur, Mike Zeller. From real estate and men’s fashion to digital marketing and sustainable home goods, he’s committed to serving others (in a variety of businesses) and sharing the shifts he makes along the way.

 

Always an ambitious person, Mike used to once run himself ragged to the point of near burnout. However, throughout his experiences, he came to realize that taking time off from the “hustle” is needed and now actually increases his fulfillment levels in both business and his quality of life. If you’re looking to kick up the fulfillment levels in your life, I highly recommend tuning in to hear Mike’s valuable insights and knowledge bombs.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are you reading right now?
  • What made you read The Secret again?
  • What did you notice to make you improve your self-awareness?
  • What is bringing you the most life out of things right now?
  • How do you know when you need to recharge and how does it feel?
  • How do you start to avoid the desire and addiction of your phone?
  • What is one of the hardest things you’ve had to walk away from in order to become the person you are now?
  • Why do you use the words “life” and “death” throughout your course?
  • How do you help people find what they’re good at?
  • What is your favorite part of your course?
  • What does a fulfilled life mean to you? For other people?
  • What would you tell people who say they are stuck?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Where Mike’s entrepreneurial path has taken him so far
  • The differences between a business operator and a business owner
  • Mike’s new course, Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Freedom
  • How Mike and his team use storyboarding
  • How to create energy restoration (and why you need it)
  • Being in a state of flow and tips to create it
  • The importance of finding your rhythm, which includes taking time off
  • The gift of presence
  • The benefits of taking personality tests (DIS Profile, Strength Finder and Myers Briggs)
  • Letting go of limiting beliefs
  • Living a fulfilling life both in business and your quality of life
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“The best idea doesn’t always win.”

 

“I create businesses that enrich the world and make it a better place.”

 

“You should be able to increase your business but also increase your freedom and your quality of life.”

 

“It’s not as much about time management as it is energy management.”

 

“If you choose a job for comfort and convenience, you’re sacrificing your soul.”

 

“I’m responsible for creating the opportunity for fulfillment.”

 

“I’m not here for intellectual entertainment. I’m here to make a difference.”

 

“Quit hiding in the shadows, step into your greatness and love and serve at an extraordinary level.”

 

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Mike Zeller is a socially minded entrepreneur currently based in Nashville. Philosophically, Mike believes that business exists first to serve the world and make it a better place. Profit is secondary but necessary for sustainability.

 

He has launched and developed 9 businesses in 5 different industries, bringing in more than 100 million in total sales revenue and he once was a hand model. He enrolled himself under the mentorship of world-renowned leaders such as Tony Robbin, Peter Diamandis, Jay Abraham and many others. Mike inspires people to invest in themselves and big ideas and coaches and mentors them through his mastermind and with his online course. To learn more about Mike visit mikezeller.com or email him at mike@mikezeller.com

 

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Resources:

MikeZeller.com

Course: Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Freedom

Visit MikeZeller.com for more information

Mastermind group (by application): Visit MikeZeller.com and go to the Rising Stars Mastermind tab or go to RisingStarsMastermind.com

Books referenced:

Four-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss http://a.co/fsOj7tY

Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz http://a.co/ejjeo5q

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Sep 25, 2017
168: How to Select the RIGHT People for a Tribe Who Help You Reach the Next Level
15:06

 

This past week, I’ve been feeling the importance of my tribe on a whole new level. If you listened to my podcast with Mastin Kipp last week, you’ll understand what I mean when I say, “With every new level there’s a new devil.” This could not be more true!

 

With my recent 14-Day Challenge wrapping up at the beginning of this week, I had a few instances come up that reminded me of the fact that the more challenges I do and the more people who join my tribe, the more diverse group of people I’m going to attract. And guess what? Even those these people are a part of my larger tribe, we all have different backgrounds and I’m not going to please everyone. It’s also a given that we’re not always going to understand one another.

 

It seems so simple when you write it out like that, but I didn’t get there as easily. As a verbal processor, I depended on the support of my own personal tribe to get me there. This is a group of people who I’ve collected over time and who I know hold space for me when I need it. And let’s just say I sent out the Bat Signal for them this week!

 

“Your tribe gives you feedback, but they’re also there just to hear you.”

 

Feedback is always welcome, however sometimes it doesn’t help. This is why all relationships must be two-sided. There must be agreements in place and space held for the other party to process as well.

 

“We have to create boundaries and we have to set clear ideas of what the relationship is.”  

 

This is, of course, different for every relationship and that is why you must communicate or one person may turn resentful. For me personally, I have a variety of tribe members. There are those that allow me to process, hold me accountable, support me, strategize, execute and celebrate. These lines do blend every now and then, but at the end of the day, I know who I can go to when I need it.

 

So out of the above categories, which would help you the most right now? And which is the easiest to implement? If you’re having trouble choosing one, you must work on focusing your attention to that.

 

“If you haven’t found what you want yet, it’s simply because you haven’t applied focus consistently.”

 

I know this is hard to hear, but as a person who has (and still can) struggle with this, I know it will change your life and help you tackle each new challenge that comes your way.

 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • That challenges never go away, they just change
  • Why finding a variety of people is so crucial in building your tribe
  • How you can set and practice fierce boundaries with your tribe

 

 

Resources:

The Bliss Project 2018

Theblissproject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 21, 2017
167: How to Claim Your Power and Get to the Root Cause of What’s Holding You Back with Mastin Kipp
50:43

As a long-time follower of Mastin Kipp’s work, I am beyond thrilled to share our conversation with you. Not only does he talk about his journey (business and spiritual) up to this point, but he also touches on how his purpose seemed to evade him until recently and how he turned that experience into his new book, Claim Your Power. I’m currently reading it and it’s so amazing that he offers a practical step-by-step process to help you find your purpose, bring it to life and get out of your own way.

 

I love that Mastin is so transparent when it comes to his journey and I’m honored that he shares what he’s learned and experienced firsthand. There are so many powerful takeaways that can help you return to your natural state of happiness. If you’re willing and ready to work on finding your purpose this podcast is a must listen.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are people focusing on when they say they’re stuck?
  • What is one of your toughest blocks you’ve had to leave behind and one that you’re currently working on?
  • What does “doing the work” look for you?
  • What does it mean to have purpose-deficit disorder?
  • What’s the difference between the Head Model vs. the Heart Model?
  • What do you do when fear comes to visit you?
  • How do you plan your self-care?
  • Do you ever use pain as a motivator?
  • How do you balance your hard work and personal life?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • The evolution of Mastin’s life and career and when he discovered his purpose
  • Mastin’s new book, Claim Your Power and who it will be most impactful for
  • Why unresolved emotional trauma could be holding you back
  • Getting to the root cause of what’s keeping you stuck
  • Functional therapy
  • The importance of returning to your “natural state”
  • The difference between low-level and high-level coping
  • Feelings in the body and what you’re experiencing emotionally
  • The power in choosing what things mean to you
  • How do you plan your self-care?
  • Planning moments of intensity and relaxation
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Make your nervous system your ally instead of your enemy.”

 

“Live in preparedness.”

 

“The breakthrough – or a-ha moment – is when the work begins.”

 

“The emotional state of the body is what produces the thoughts in the first place.”

 

“When you change the emotional state, you don’t have to worry about changing your thinking. When you feel good, you think good thoughts.”

 

“Chemical solutions can’t solve a spiritual problem.”

 

“Between stimulus and response is a choice – and that’s where your power is.”

 

“The more direct languaging you can use, the more emotional response is produced.”

 

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Mastin Kipp is an American entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned public speaker. Mastin is the creator of Functional Life Coaching™, an innovative, unique and accelerated approach to creating lasting personal and business change.

 

Mastin is recognized by coaching industry contemporaries and luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Aviva Romm, M.D. (Yale Integrative Medicine) and Georgetown Professor Cal Newport as a thought leader in accelerated life transformations and personal development.

 

Mastin’s company, under his own name, is a successful international personal development company that helps people create rapid change, discover and connect to their life’s purpose, and live their lives to their fullest potential.

 

Mastin’s methodology, Functional Life Coaching™, differs from his peers and predecessors in that it focuses not just on rapid behavioral change, but uses a systems approach to efficiently identify and dissolve the root cause that is impeding optimal human progress and success.

 

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Resources:

 

Mastin’s New Book: Claim Your Power

 

Get your copy (and bonuses) by visiting:

ClaimYourPowerBook.com

 

mastinkipp.com

IG: @mastinkipp

FB: facebook.com/mastinkipp

 

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Sep 18, 2017
166: Give Life to More POSSIBILITIES by Making Less Excuses
10:41

 

Today’s quickie is all about the word (and thing) justification. I once was a pro at justifying why I was the way I was (fearful, anxious etc.). I spent SO much time, energy and efforts on the excuses as to why I couldn’t do x-y-z when I could have been investing my time into my dreams!

So let’s try a little exercise… Let’s replace the word justification with excuses. Let’s call out those excuses and see them for what they truly are – false glass ceilings – because that’s all they really are no matter what you might think.

 

“Human beings can do whatever we believe we can do.”

 

So look for the justifications/excuses in your life right now and write them down.

 

“If your thoughts are going toward your justifications and excuses, you’re actually living for them.”

 

So which is it for you? Are you living to keep your dreams alive or are you choosing to fan the flames that keep the fires of justification and excuses burning? Take a deep look and discover what you’re really living for. Hint: If your time is spent making excuses and justifying, you’re never going to give the power to your presence to be able to move forward into your dreams.

 

“Give the power to your presence.”

 

Your family, friends and the world need your gift right NOW. Of course there will always be a dose of fear that comes along with it, but embrace it knowing that it feels a whole lot better than never stepping into your full potential.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why justifying and making excuses are holding you back from your dreams
  • How to call out your excuses
  • About the importance of breathing life into your dreams instead of your excuses

 

Resources:

The Bliss Project 2018

Theblissproject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 14, 2017
165: Surrender Your Way to Success and Become a Magnet for Your Dreams with Danika Brysha
01:00:00

EYH – Ep. 165 – Danika Brysha – Surrender your way to success and become a magnet for your dreams

 

Today’s guest, Model Meals Founder and CEO, Danika Brysha, may look a little familiar to some of you as she’s been a part of several campaigns as a plus-size/curve model for big names such as Target and Old Navy. While she has a successful modeling career now, it was winding road to get there.

 

From a young age, Danika continually struggled to feel that she was enough when it came to her body. Growing up in the era of the size double-zero, she focused on her weight for more than a decade of her life. This fixation eventually reached its breaking point when it led to bulimia and dental issues.

 

Wanting to take care of her body better, Danika stopped throwing up but turned to drugs to keep the weight at bay. This went on for quite some time until she graduated college in the television industry and had had it with her body image struggle. She let go and let herself settle into where her body naturally fell (about a size 12/14). She was soon approached by an agent who suggested that she get into plus-size modeling. After signing with an agency and moving out to New York, her modeling career took off, but she soon hit another snag.

 

Wanting to start off the New Year (a new career and move, too) renewed, she tried the Whole30 meal plan. She was blown away by her results and not only did she lose 15 pounds, but she was amazed at how much clarity she had and how amazing she felt. Her plus-size modelings clients didn’t agree and she started to lose modeling gigs. As a way to earn money, Danika offered to help people in New York City eat cleaner by making meals for them. This side-business went well, but she still wasn’t able to make ends meet.

 

It wasn’t long before Danika moved back to California where she grew up and moved into her parents’ garage. This was a serendipitous moment, however as it led to the eventual launch pf Model Meals with a friend and Danika has since signed with a new modeling agency.

 

Danika’s journey of self-love is one of several ups and downs, but instead of fighting against them she’s learned to surrender and use her own feelings as a guide through them. Her story is so relatable and there’s something that everyone can take away from it. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much I did.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • How did you get your start with modeling and eventually Model Meals?
  • Was there a defining moment when you decided to stop fighting with yourself about your body?
  • Is there something you do now or tap into when you’re feeling stressed?
  • What did you feel like when you did your first Whole30?
  • If you don’t eat well, do you find that it affects how you feel and work?
  • What does your meditation practice look like?
  • What is a future bio?
  • What is the book you’re writing about?
  • What does it look like for you to surrender?
  • What has been the most challenging thing that you’ve had to walk away from in order to become who you are?
  • And many more.

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Danika’s journey with her weight and finally feeling enough just the way she is
  • Why food isn’t the problem rather our addiction to it
  • The power of changing what you eat – for your body and brain
  • The importance of knowing where your food is sourced from
  • The power of manifestation
  • Why we must surrender and let go for self-growth
  • The importance of acknowledging and processing our feelings
  • The therapeutic benefits of writing
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I get to do what I love every day and that’s all that matters.”

 

“Food wasn’t the problem. It was that I used it as my drug.”

 

“We get so used to eating our normal diet that we never know there’s an alternative.”

 

“It’s selfish if we don’t do the self-work to tune in and figure out what our gift is.”

 

“The way to manifest your life is to feel the feelings first and the physical catches up.”

 

“A series of great days equals a great life.”

 

“Trust your feelings, not your surroundings.”

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Danika Brysha is an IMG Curve Model and the founder and CEO of Model Meals, a healthy meal delivery business. With a passion for personal growth and positive transformation, Danika sees food as the most valuable medicine available, and as an essential tool in fueling the body, mind, and soul, to build our best possible life.  After nearly two decades of disordered eating, Danika used nutritious food, mindfulness, and an essential daily self-care routine, to heal herself and to build the business and life of her dreams. Danika helps others to do the same by providing resources like Model Meals that make a healthy diet easy and accessible, and through the sharing of knowledge and experience provided in her coaching practice, retreats, digital media, and more. Danika also uses her platform as a curve model to help women rethink the traditional notion that beauty has only one shape and size. 

 

 

Resources:

 

modelmeals.com

Use code EARNYOURHAPPY and new clients will receive $25 off on their first order. There is an order minimum of $40. The discount applies to all “meals,” but not the add-ons.

 

IG: @modelmeals

FB: facebook.com/modelmeals

 

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 11, 2017
164: How To Stop SABOTAGING OURSELVES
16:45

How many of you scroll through social media more often than you’d like to admit? Hand raised here! But check this out… My friend, Michael Zeller, just informed me the other day that when you’re distracted from a task, it takes 13 minutes for your mind to get back on track. So just think, if you’re sidetracked even four times a day, that’s a WHOLE hour of floundering trying to get back on track. This is why we must…

“Get fierce with eliminating distractions.”

These days our thoughts and social media are the winners when it comes to time-wasting. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s always bad to spend time on social media, but it is when all you’re doing is comparing or numbing out. For instance, are you really just checking in on Jane, or do you immediately start comparing her life to yours when you look at her pictures? If the latter sounds familiar, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone, and you CAN stop comparing yourself to others, But first, you have to beat the addiction to comparison (and the other common addictions such as judgment, blame and numbing out). Below is a chart of the common saboteurs and alternative practices you can implement to help rid yourself of those addictions and keep your happiness and productivity high!

“You are NOT stuck with who you think you are right now. Don’t believe everything you think – it’s probably not even your through.”

Recognize your honest truth (as hard and uncomfortable as that may be) and CHOOSE to see things differently and choose better thoughts.

“Your life will manifest around the things you think the most.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How comparison, judgment, blame and numbing out are keeping you from doing what you want to do
  • Tips to replace the above practices
  • Why happiness is your TOP priority

Resources:

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 07, 2017
163: How to be a Highly Successful COUPLE with Chris Harder
01:15:41

I am so excited to have my husband, Chris, on again! We’ve been asked a lot of questions such as: how do we work together day in and day out? How do we live our lives and what makes us happy? These conversations are so much fun for us and we love sharing the highs and lows of our lives so far.

As you’ll soon realize, while we have our “dream” lives now, it didn’t start out that way. Let’s just say I didn’t even want to give Chris the time of day when we first met! We obviously worked things out there, but be sure to listen in as we share some of our other ups, downs and lesson-learning moments in our lives.

This episode is jam-packed with information about the fundamentals of our success and happiness (and so much in between) and we hope you’re able to leave with some helpful takeaways. Please feel free to let us know what other questions you have for us! We look forward to continuing our conversation on another future episode. Happy listening! --

In This Episode We Talk about:

• Where Chris and Lori started from and what their daily routine is

• Working through times of unfulfillment

• If there’s a right time to call your partner out when you know they have a larger calling they’re not doing anything about

• How small decisions are HUGE in the long run

• Why it’s so important to be open and connect with more people

• How to deal with people who are cutting you down or holding you back

• The definition of positive propaganda and why you need it to support your goals

• The benefits of having a healthy habits routine

• How Chris and Lori incorporate meditation and visualization into their daily lives

• How to effectively communicate with your spouse or partner

• Why it’s so important to find self-development activities that you enjoy

• What to do if your spouse/partner isn’t into self-development

• And so much more…

Quotes:

“Be more open and less attached than you are to the things you’re so attached to.”

“Find positive propaganda to support where you want to go and to reinforce your beliefs.”

“Even if it doesn’t feel like it, the timing is perfect.”

“You will always find what you’re looking for.”

“We are constantly chipping away at the things that will make us happy and productive in the long run – even when we don’t feel like it.”

“Our routine-driven life has absolutely 10x’d all areas of our lives.”

“I’m happier, healthier, wealthier and more fit than I was yesterday.”

“By taking inventory of all the good stuff in my life, I’m dictating the thoughts that will dictate my day instead of letting my day dictate my thoughts.”

“If you’re not doing self-development in a modality that you like, then you absolutely won’t do it.”

“You set the pace for your relationship.”

“You are responsible for your own happiness.”

“Find joy in the journey.”

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“Find your happiness in the pursuit every day.”

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Resources:

  • Previous episodes with Chris:
    • Ep. 93 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/93-six-steps-we-take-to-achieve-our-goals-my-husband/id1087926635?i=1000379426412&mt=2
    • Ep. 100 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/100-relationship-business-q-my-husband-chris-harder/id1087926635?i=1000380293825&mt=2
    • Ep. 128 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/128-broke-mindset-to-mulit-millionaire-mindset-chris/id1087926635?i=1000384953178&mt=2
  • For the Love of Money podcast with Chris Harder: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/for-love-money-podcast-business-philanthropy-entrepreneur/id1215523596?mt=2
  • FortheLoveofMoney.com
  • IG: @chriswharder
  • FB: facebook.com/chriswharder
  • The Bliss Project
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 04, 2017
162: You CAN'T or You WON'T...Tools to Help You REFRAME Your Thoughts
12:59

In light of the devastation that’s happening in Texas right now with Hurricane Harvey, I wanted to help in the best way I know how – and that’s through the reach of my amazing communities. As some of you may know, I’ve launched my FREE 14-Day Challenge (starts Sept. 5) and I’ve decided to link it to a donation to the Disaster Relief Fun for Houston.

Here’s how I would love for you to help… For every five people that sign up for the challenge, we will donate $1 – up to $20,000. To put this in perspective, our dream number to equal that would be 100,000.

The added bonus, you GET TO move your bodies for yourself – and for a cause. There’s nothing like getting a big dose of perspective when you realize that there are thousands and thousands of people right now who CAN’T go for a walk or play with their kids outside right now. We all have days where we don’t want to work out, but when you realize just how blessed we are to move our bodies, it definitely reframes it. And it’s not just fitness, it’s everything in life.

“We make time for the things that mean the most to us.”

Whether it’s working out, having coffee with a friend or doing extra work, take ownership of your thoughts and actions. Sometimes it’s a matter of getting really honest with yourself and switching the phrase, “I get to…” becomes “I have to…” Or instead of “I can’t…”, reframe it to “I won’t.” Pretty powerful, huh?

“The beautiful and harsh truths free us.”

Once you can acknowledge this, reframe and forgive yourself.

“Don’t beat yourself up for the things you enjoyed.”

Catch yourself, reframe, forgive and love yourself. Again, I would love if you would go right now to loriharder.com/challenge to join my FREE 14-Day Challenge. Not only will you be working out for YOU, but for thousands upon thousands of others who can’t right now. Thank you so much in advance for your help!

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey
  • Why it’s important to reframe your thoughts
  • How the truth frees us

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 31, 2017
161: How to STOP Leading a Vanilla Life with David Norrie
01:12:05

Have you ever wished you were a better speaker or more at ease when talking with new people? Perhaps you’re an introvert who desperately wants to tap into their extrovert side? It may be easier than you think with a little practice and coaching.

 

Today’s episode is with my dear friend, David Norrie (yes, guest Angelike Norrie’s hubby), and I’m thrilled for him to share his expertise on all of the above. As a former journalist and now master networker and business coach, David shares the importance of improving on all forms of communication – from speaking or social interactions to relationships (family, friends and business). He shares so many impactful stories and we had so much fun during our conversation. I can’t wait for you to listen!

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode

  • What made you want to start sharing with and helping people get better with social interactions and speaking?
  • What made you take ownership of the decision to have fun and how do you incorporate that with your clients?
  • What does the process of becoming a better speaker look like?
  • What kinds of social experiments do you like to test out?
  • What are some helpful tips that could make people more successful in networking?
  • What are some of the top things that are holding people back from connecting or becoming a better speaker?
  • What are some of the different elements of your Socially Speaking course?

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Tips on how to become a better speaker and tell stories
  • What the different types of perception are
  • What it means to be “turned on”
  • Why being genuine and getting back to the basics of manners matters
  • About the importance of intention when communicating
  • How body language and tone impact conversation
  • Why it’s important to be a good listener and take constructive criticism
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Get turned on.”

 

“Become a student of observation.”

 

“A smile can break down barriers.”

 

“Turn up the best part of yourself.”

 

“Personality counts.”

 

“We’re really in the business of connecting.”

 

“Don’t be vanilla.”

 

“If you fill your life with rich and meaningful experiences, you’re going to have a lot more things to talk about.”

 

“Take some chances, say yes, get butterflies and figure it out along the way.”

 

“It’s never too late to be the person you want to be.”

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David Norrie is a Transformational Coach specializing in helping individuals tap into their personality in a way that helps them excel in both their professional and personal lives.

For the past four years, he has worked as a business coach for one of the largest network marking companies in the world. While that he saw a need for more intensive training in helping people market themselves in a social media-driven marketplace. That led to the creation of Speak Up, an 8-week interactive virtual training course which takes groups of men and women from different fields and helps them develop their stories to become better listeners as well as more influential speakers.

David has spoken to large audiences all over the country and is most passionate about God, marriage, family and capitalism.

He spent more than 20 years in journalism, most of which came as a columnist, penning articles on how to have a healthier body and relationship. He draws on humor and his experience as a husband and father to get across his message that God is indeed laying out a path for each of us and it’s our responsibility to be stewards of His message and creat a better future for the next generation.

He and his wife, Angelike, run their home-based business out of Arizona and believe that their ministry includes reaching out to couples who want to work together and coaching them on how to make their marriage coincide with their business.

 

Resources:

 

SociallySpeaking.com

IG: @davidnorrie.sociallyspeaking

 

Speak Up Course

http://sociallyspeaking.com/speak-up/

 

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 28, 2017
160: Make Friends With Your FEAR
09:31

 

Fear. Yes, it’s one of my favorite topics and I often feel like I should talk about it more because it’s seriously something that’s there every day. Heck, it’s with us is most moments, am I right? But it’s in these moments where some of our biggest breakthroughs are made. It’s that something that you know you need, but you’re scared as hell to do it.

 

“What you are afraid of is a clear indication of the things you need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Personally, one of the biggest breakthroughs for me came with the fear I had after making a significant investment in a course with Jack Canfield. My soul was kicking and screaming, nudging, okay, shoving me, toward it. Every fear that could possibly come up did and I almost bailed on my flight…but I didn’t. I joined an amazing group of people, some who were far more successful than me and realized that they had some of the exact same fears as me. What?! It gave me the power to question,

 

“If I can do this, what else can I do?”

 

Fear is just there to remind us of where we need to go. It lets us know what we’re capable of. It shows us how strong we are. It’s always there in some way, shape or form.

 

“I have fear present in my life at all times – I just have a great relationship with it.”

 

Without fear, life just doesn’t feel quite as exciting. After all, how would we ever appreciate what it feels like to accomplish our dreams without it? Hint: pretty lame.

 

So today, do fear a favor and say, “Thank you, fear. I don’t know what my life would be like without you.” 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why we need fear in our lives
  • How fear makes you aware of what you’re capable of and what direction to go
  • About the importance of trying new things despite any resistance or fear around it 

Resources:

The Bliss Project

For more information, visit TheBlissProject.info

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 24, 2017
159: Why You’re Not Where You Want to Be and the SIX Guiding Principles to Get You There with Angelike Norrie
01:16:07

I am so excited to have my soul sister, Angelike Norrie, back on my podcast! Having gone through so many challenging life events in the last couple of years, she’s here to share how her Six Guiding Principles helped carry her through them all.

 

If you feel out of control, this episode is a must listen. I suggest taking notes and perhaps listening twice (if you’re able) to get all the juicy goodness out of it.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode

  • What was it that pulled you through all of your recent life events/challenges?
  • What does it feel like when you’re in and out of alignment – mentally and physically?
  • What do you do when you catch yourself just doing something just to do something – even when it’s not fulfilling?
  • What are your 6 Guiding Principles?
  • What do you do to manage time with your family when you’re in the thick of hustling? How do you do both and still move the needle forward in life?
  • How do we make sure social media doesn’t infiltrate our minds or send us down a negative spiral?

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • About Angelike’s 6 Guiding Principles:

Faith, Family, Fitness, Financial Freedom, Fellowship and Play.

  • Why just accomplishing and just “doing” won’t ever fulfill you
  • About the importance of being resourceful
  • Why balance is BS
  • How doing ONE thing a day can propel you forward
  • Why it’s important to set boundaries in all areas of life
  • Why we must have fun and joy while working/hustling
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

“The pain is inevitable; the suffering is a choice.”

 

“If I can find order in the physical, I can find order in the spiritual.”

 

“If the world is moving forward and you’re sitting still, you’re going to be left behind.”

 

“Do at least one thing every day to move the needle forward.”

 

“We must make a conscious decision to create sacred space for our family.”

 

“If the queen doesn’t eat, the kingdom won’t either.”

 

“If you have a bad day, have three good ones after that.”

 

“Don’t underestimate the power of 15 minutes.”

 

“Your why is a command on your life.”

 

“Don’t make it so you have to carve out fun like it’s an obligation.”

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Angelike Norrie is a happily married, working mother of two adorable girls and a five-time cover model. Prior to taking a leap of faith to control her own destiny, she worked in corporate America as a sales executive, managing fortunes and people. After escaping 60-hour workweeks with extensive travel, she became an entrepreneur with a passion for nutrition, fitness, philosophy, and business coaching.

These days, instead of stressing about quotas, day care and commutes, she helps women flex both their physical and spiritual muscles through Soulutions, a multi-faceted coaching program that helps women bare their souls and regain dominion in all areas of their life. A world martial arts champion and believer in daily discipline, Angelike is the author of Life Lines, a four-part journal series for women that provides weekly inspiration, daily reflection and goal setting, all combined with tools for daily meal and exercise tracking. Using the power of technology, Angelike developed Body Soulutions, a free online monthly membership club for women who want to be mentored and coached with cutting-edge health information, fun recipes, laughter and goofiness, and strategies for building happy, balanced lives and financial stability.

 

Resources:

 

Previous Earn Your Happy podcast with Angelike:

https://www.loriharder.com/episode3/

 

Angelikenorrie.com

IG: @angelikenorrie

FB: facebook.com/LadyBossLiving/

 

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 21, 2017
158: Gain Your POWER By LETTING GO
10:23

As many of you know, I’m in the final days of writing my book (due this week) and the act of even doing this quickie podcast was painful. It’s not that I didn’t want to record a message for all of you, it’s just that I kept thinking about all the other things I should be doing. On top of that, I wanted to make sure I was delivering an impactful message to all of you.

I was so attached to how I was going to get there that I made it way more difficult than it needed to be. So, I took a deep breath, let go of that resistance and focused on what was at the forefront of my mind...and here I am!

“When you stop living in the resistance and actually just do the thing, it’s amazing what gets done.”

It was totally the same way before my workout today as well. Gah! Just do it already (and I did)! Anyone else? Resistance pops up everywhere, but it’s up to us to use it to our benefit. I’ve realized recently that I’ve had to let go of the idea that things should come to me in a certain form. When I have set expectations and thoughts that say it has to go one way, opportunities arrived to me in a very slow trickle. But once I surrendered and let go – BAM! Tedx Talk, my book, etc. And I know because I’ve fought to remain so open, much more is on the horizon.

“Surrender to life and watch things happen.”

I hope you join me for a short resistance-releasing exercise in this episode. Even 2-3 minutes of focus can turn things around for you. When you can create a space of surrender, you will make your decisions from a much more powerful, connected place. Are you ready? Trick question – do it anyway.

What feelings do you want? What can you let go of to get you to that place? What can the resistance you’re feeling offer you? I understand that this may make you feel a touch out of control, but be open and know you’re not letting go of the good things.

 

“You’re not losing control; you’re gaining your power back."

How much can you let go of today to gain that power back? 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why it’s important to surrender to life
  • How to tap into the feelings you truly want to feel
  • Ways to release resistance and let go

 

Resources:

The Bliss Habit 12-Week eCourse

For more information, visit theblisshabit.com.

 

Lori’s Tedx Talk: Turn Your Struggle into Strengths

Loriharder.com/tedx

 

The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 17, 2017
157: Why Relationships Will Never Make You Happy with Rob Mack
55:10

Are you looking to find more happiness in life – especially in the present moment? Well, you’re in luck because, in this episode, Rob Mack shares some serious knowledge on how you can add more happiness into not only your life, but your relationships and career, too. Not always the happiness coach and author he is now, tune in as he also shares how his journey of unhappiness and insecurity shifted into one of peace and happiness. There are so many happiness hacks and practices in this episode – and they’re all things you can do yourself – NOW. You don’t want to miss it! --

Questions Asked in This Episode

• What’s the first step to get someone to elevate their happiness from where they are?

• What are your daily happiness hacks?

• What do you say to people who seem to repeat the same cycle over and over?

• What do you find works for people in terms of happiness?

• How do we transfer from hell (that gives us pleasure) to heaven (that gives us pain in the beginning)?

• What is your practice around self-grace?

• How do you practice being present more?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

• How every relationship can enhance your happiness

• That you are already self-complete

• Why achieving future moments can happen in an easier, more enjoyable, effortless way if you’re enjoying the present moments now.

• Daily happiness hacks

• Why happiness matters and is critical in life

• The importance of listening to your own intuition and moving away from suffering toward peace and happiness

• How relaxing will give you better results

• Why letting your mind go quiet is so helpful • And so much more…

Quotes:

“Your happiness is your job – not someone else’s.”

“Happiness is something that’s in your hands now.”

“If you’re not controlling your present now, you’re not putting yourself in a position to control moments in your future.”

“Happiness is the most important goal in your life.”

“Happiness now makes your life better later.”

“Happiness is the highest currency.”

“Take it easy on yourself, but be consistent.”

“Through ease and effortlessness, I can achieve my goals.”

“Life isn’t about fighting the current. It’s not about making it hard on yourself. Everything you want to achieve in your life can be accomplished more quickly, more easily and more enjoyably if you just let go and relax a little.”

“Being fully present is like a master key to creating anything you want.”

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Robert Mack is a happiness coach, speaker, and author. His first book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, has been translated into various languages, including Chinese. Robert is also the Celebrity Dating & Relationship Coach for the television show, Famously Single on E! He has been a featured guest expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Self, Health, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Upscale Magazine and many others. His work has been endorsed by Oprah and Vanessa Williams, among many others. Robert received his Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (M.A.P.P.), an ivy-league degree held by only a few dozen people in the world, from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently splits his time between Miami and Los Angeles.

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 15, 2017
156: Do People Ever DISAPPOINT You
10:25

If you’re human (you all are, right?), you’ve likely had several dances with disappointment. And often those disappointments are because someone has let you down (or at least they’ve let your expectations down) at one time or another.

I know this may be difficult to hear, but the truth is that when you set expectations of others, you’re always going to be let down, and you’re never going to see the good in that person. So how do you get around this?

A recent realization I’ve made is that each person is meant to play a particular role. For example, maybe your friend, Sally, is hilarious, but she always bails on your get-togethers. But then you have another friend, who always has your back and can hold space for you when you’re upset. See how they both fulfill different roles in your life?

“Let people show up in the roles that they are best at.”

Once you realize that all friends don’t have to be ALL things you can free yourself and enjoy ALL of your relationships. Let go of your expectations!

Have you ever connected with someone only to never hear from them again? Of course you question why that is (was it something I said?), but most times it has nothing to do with you! Sometimes it’s just too much pressure for that person and they don’t want to let you down.

Go into all relationships with ZERO expectations. Don’t hold them to anything and just let them be their authentic selves.

“Release them. Free them. Free yourself.”

Instead of expecting, allow yourself to surprised. We all like a good surprise, right?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

• Why expectations lead to disappointment

• The importance of figuring out the role that different people play in your life

• How to let go of expectations

• Why having zero expectations in any relationship makes it easier

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 10, 2017
155: How To Trust YOURSELF with Rebecca Campbell
56:04

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If you feel the need or calling to spend more time and connect with your soul, today’s heart-warming conversation with author and soulful teacher, Rebecca Campbell, is just the ticket. With an early fascination around the world of spirituality, souls and past lives, Rebecca had always felt a little “weird.” Not because she enjoyed these things, but because others were uncomfortable with it. And so from that young age, she seemingly led a double life – one that was “normal” with her school-aged friends and the other with a group of older, wise women who taught her about the healing arts and the power of intuitive arts. Rebecca always knew she wanted to create (writing, designing etc.), so following that path, she pursued the “normal” career in advertising. She had a very successful career as a creative director, but after experiencing a great period of loss, Rebecca knew she wanted to do more with all those little “soul whispers” that tugged at her heart. With the pipes and structures literally crumbling around her and navigating through her grief, Rebecca began to finally answer this calling and began to write what soon became her first book, Light Is the New Black, followed by Rise Sister Rise. She is grateful for all the life events that led her to where she is today and truly believes that this is the exact path she was meant to take. It is her hope that her story encourages you all to follow the “different path” if you feel so called – even if it happens in baby steps to reach your goals.

“The dots always join in the end and nothing is ever wasted.” --

Questions Asked in This Episode

• How did you get in touch with your inner wild woman to be who you are now? • Did you have to reframe while you were going through that journey? • What did surrendering to your soul look like? • Is there a way to answer the soul’s calling without hitting rock-bottom? • What do you say to someone who doesn’t know who they are? • How do you feel about women and sisterhood, and why is it important? • What do you when you feel like you’ve been put in a box as a “good girl?” • What has been the toughest thing you’ve had to let go of in order to step into your authentic self?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

• About the importance of listening to your head vs. your heart

• How to develop a devotional and spiritual practice

• How to surrender to your soul’s calling

• Why you need to listen to your “soul whispers” and the importance of connecting to them

• The commonalities between the seasons of life and nature

• About doing work with other women in sync with monthly cycles

• The importance of ancestral roots and why you must trust your own power/intuition

• Why you don’t have to be a “good girl”

• And so much more…

Quotes:

“Often our soul’s calling is scary, but it was more uncomfortable and scary to stay where I was than it was to throw my life up in the air.”

“Sometimes rock-bottom moments are beautiful opportunities to just do it.”

“Alright, soul, you’re running the shop now.”

“The voice of our soul/intuition is the part of us that is linked to the entire universe.”

“Follow what lights you up.”

“When we’re inspired, when we’re lit up, we’re in our spirit and in that rhythmic flow and in that surrendered space.”

“When we connect in with our spirit, then we don’t have to work out every step of the way – we just have to move our feet.”

“In order for something to rise within us, something needs to fall away to clear that space.”

“When things are blooming, it’s just as good as when the leaves are falling.”

“If we’re trying to fit in a box, the people who ARE your people won’t be able to see you.” “Trust the wisdom of your soul.”

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Rebecca Campbell is a best-selling author, spiritual teacher, grounded spiritual mentor and soulful guide. Bestselling author of Light Is The New Black, Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them.

Her second book is Rise Sister Rise. In 2015, she was awarded the ‘Promising New Talent’ award by the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London. In 2016 Rebecca received ‘Emerging Voice’ by Kindred Spirit Magazine and was honoured to receive the ‘100 Women of Spirit’ award by Dadi Janki of the Brahama Kumaris for feminine leadership and spiritual service.

Drawing on her unique experience as an award-winning advertising creative director, Rebecca loves helping people tap into their creativity and lead from a place that is authentic and light up the world in a way that only they can.

Resources:

Books by Rebecca Campbell:

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Aug 07, 2017
154: Be A Gossip KILLER
12:44

Getting 100% real with you today as I discovered that I was the recent object of someone’s gossip. Doesn’t the word alone just give you an icky feeling? Ugh, me too. And it made me want to gossip right back (which would have made me feel worse), but I didn’t.

It’s our first reaction when someone says something bad about ourselves or someone else, but it never leads to anything productive. So instead, I talked it over with my husband. Because I knew I was in a safe zone to express my feelings and talk things through, I was able to determine that I didn’t need to worry about what this person chose to say about me. I was able to let it go.

Now, this isn’t always the case, but because I’m not close with this person I knew there was nothing I could do that would change anything about the situation. And perhaps they didn’t even mean what they said in a bad way.

If, however, this was a close relationship I would have more than likely confronted this person if I wanted the relationship to remain intact.

“Gossip blocks your blessings.”

Words carry so much energy – both positive and negative – so don’t spend those precious words tearing someone else apart when you likely don’t know the full story.

“Words are either life-giving or death-giving.”

If you’re around gossip, “be the person who gossip dies with.” And if you find yourself around those who tend to gossip, realize it’s only a matter of time before you’re the subject of his or her talks. It’s up to YOU to take the high road.

“Be a gossip killer.”

Be the person who expresses their feelings and talks things out instead of building a wall or speaking untruths about others. Be the person who others can talk to and know that your words are safe with them.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why gossip might be holding you back
  • How to deal with someone who gossips about you
  • The importance of talking something through and coming to a peaceful conclusion
  • Why it’s important to find that “safe zone” when talking things through

Resources:

 

Aug 03, 2017
153: Hacks for a Better Body, Sharper Brain, and More Willpower with Dave Asprey - Founder of Bulletproof Coffee
01:02:40

I know you are all going to love today’s guest, Dave Asprey. Not only will you be in awe of his transformation story, but he shares so many useful tips and tools to help you gain more energy AND boost both the health of your mind and body.

A successful Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Dave once weighed 300 lbs. and even though he spent 1.5 hours at the gym daily and ate a super low-calorie diet, he couldn’t budge the scale. He felt old in his young body. It wasn’t until he decided to cut sugar from his diet (and inadvertently lower his carb intake) that he lost 50 lbs. It took him another 7-8 years while biohacking and figuring out his body to lose the other 50.

Since that time and with an innate sense of curiosity, Dave has discovered and created techniques, and keys to taking control of and improving a person’s biochemistry, body and mind so they work in unison, helping one execute at levels far beyond what is expected without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control decisions.

I learned and related to so much of this amazingly educational conversation and I hope you do as well. Dave’s determination and drive to discover more and more about the human body is so inspiring. I’m giddy just thinking about where his work will take us in the years to come.

Happy Listening!

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Questions Asked in This Episode

  • When you had your huge transformation, what was the biggest thing that clicked for you compared to what wasn’t working before?
  • When you changed your diet, did you have doubts that it wouldn’t work?
  • What is a common health misconception that you hear all the time?
  • How long does it take to see results?
  • What do you recommend to increase willpower?
  • Do you think it’s possible to overcome different genetic problems?
  • What is the toughest thing you’ve had to let go of in order to fulfill your dreams and mission?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Dave Asprey lost 100 lbs. without spending hours in a gym
  • About the difference between hunger and cravings
  • The importance of putting the right food into our bodies to control cravings
  • How Bulletproof Coffee was created
  • How to increase willpower
  • About the power and importance of mitochondria
  • How to find your weaknesses and conquer them
  • About the benefits of intermittent fasting
  • Why sleep is so important and why it’s important to get better (more quality) sleep

Quotes:

“I wanted to help a few people who were stuck like I was.”

“My brain changed and I needed new pants.”

“Eat enough food and eat the right kinds of non-inflammatory fats, and when you eat the right foods your cravings should be gone.”

“Low calorie means low energy.”

“You can be lean and look pretty good just from what you put on your plate and it’s not about eating less. It’s about eating the right things so you have enough energy and less cravings and stable hormones and less inflammation in your body.”

“Find out what the bare minimum you can do is – then do that.”

“Stop making so many decisions.”

“Any upgrade in energy = an upgrade in willpower = more energy to improve yourself.”

“Make happy, healthy, strong and powerful mitochondria and they will cause the best genes to be expressed.”

“You are not a slave to your genes.”

“Struggling is different than working hard.”

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Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $1 Million to hack his own biology.

Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain and lift his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong.

Resources:

Books by Dave Asprey:

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Jul 31, 2017
152: How to Know What Is Actually Making You Happy
09:24

Do you ever wake up and feel like you’ve just experienced spiritual amnesia? You know, when you take classes, listen to podcasts or do something else that lights your soul on fire only to wake up the next morning feeling…not so soulful, barely recognizing who you were the day before.

 

I’m here to tell you that this is normal. As one of my favorite quotes says:

 

“Every day is day one.”

 

It’s one of my favorites because it’s so true. You change on a daily basis and what happened yesterday has no bearing on today. So what made you happy yesterday, doesn’t necessarily make you happy today. And many days you won’t even know who you are…red flag!

 

“If you’ve forgotten who you are, you may want to reassess.”

 

Ask yourself, “what’s working for me. What’s not?” Are you continuing to do something because you think you should or because you think you’re going to get a certain result? Sometimes we’re so caught up in what we should do that we forget what we enjoy doing.

 

To ensure that I stay in this constant state of evaluation and questioning (and happiness), it’s imperative that I pray, meditate and get grateful (this is often only 5-6 minutes a day).

 

“Do the thing that makes you find peace.”

 

Get present, become aware and make time for what truly makes you happy – regardless of what’s happening that day (crazy work day, family visiting, running kids all over town). Play your favorite music that helps you get in flow. Drink that favorite cup of coffee even if you only have five minutes to have a few sips in a locked bathroom. ;-) You will find that every little bit helps to make this experience of life just a little more joyful.

 

What keeps you joyful and in the present?

 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • How to figure out what’s not working in your life
  • How to get present
  • Why having daily rituals are so important
  • How to make life more enjoyable

 

Resources:

 

The Bliss Habit

For more information, visit theblisshabit.com.

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jul 27, 2017
151: Why Community Helps You Through Life's Transitions with Almost 30 Hosts Lindsey and Krista
01:16:27

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Time to get comfortable, take your pants off (be sure to tune in to get this reference) and get ready to listen as I talk with two best friends (and podcasters), Lindsey Simcik and Krista Williams, who you will soon feel like yours too.

With Lindsey originally from the East Coast and Krista from the Midwest, life brought them both out to California by way of New York. They met a couple years ago when a mutual friend suggested that Krista reach out to Lindsey for advice on auditioning for SoulCycle. They immediately clicked and felt that there would be an even bigger connection later on. They were right! Even though Krista didn’t become a SoulCycle instructor, she and Lindsey did create the hilarious and tell-it-like-it-is podcast, Almost 30. During this podcast, they share the life transitions they’re going through in real-time, where they’ve been and what tools they’ve used to help them get there – all while keeping it authentic to who they are and with a lot of laughs. I hope you love listening to these ladies as much as I did and that it encourages you to find those people who get you and allow you to be unapologetically who you are.

Questions Asked in this Episode

  • What is SoulCycle?
  • How did you two meet?
  • How did you come up with the Almost 30 podcast?
  • Where are you two now and what are your unapologetic dreams?
  • What work are you doing around your money mindset?
  • How do you allow yourself to show up and create a safe space for other people?
  • When do you feel most free – most yourself?
  • How do you set massive goals but detach from the outcome and remain present?
  • What do you feel you’re resisting right now?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • About life transitions and why it’s so important to have a sisterhood/community to help you navigate it.
  • About finding your true calling in life
  • Why imperfect is better than perfect
  • Starting a podcast
  • Why self-love and forgiveness is crucial in the creative process
  • About balancing personalities, responsibilities and tasks when in a business partnership
  • How to shift your money mindset

Quotes:

“Small decisions and small actions lead to something great.” – Krista

“We must try to be the best versions of ourselves for each transition that comes along.” – Lindsey

“Just because it’s not perfect doesn’t mean I shouldn’t put it out there.” – Lindsey

“There isn’t a better feeling than knowing people accept you for who you are.” – Krista

“I’m most free when I’m not focused on the end result.” – Lindsey

“If you’re wanting what someone else has, then you’re not being grateful for what you have.” – Krista

“The process becomes who you are.” – Lori

“Appreciate your potential and just do it.” – Lindsey

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The Almost 30 Podcast is a weekly podcast filled with interviews and conversation about navigating big changes and transitions in life. It’s more than being almost 30, it’s about equipping yourself with the tools, insights and inspiration to be your best self! We keep it light, we keep it funny, and we keep it real.

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Jul 24, 2017
150: Using the RIGHT Thoughts to FUEL Your Emotions
12:24

Penny for your thoughts? What have you been thinking in the last week or so? List the top three feelings you’ve felt, keeping in mind it could be a combination and vary by the hour! ;) That’s how I’ve felt lately anyway.

“How you feel is how you view the world around you.”

Let’s say you’re happy. When you have a hectic day, you don’t get angry, you choose gratitude and feel blessed to be so busy. If you’re anxious or feeling angry, you can likely guess that ANYTHING will set you off (why are they chew SO LOUDLY?) and things don’t look as rosy.

Emotions don’t just appear; they need our thoughts to fuel them. So if you’re pouring gasoline on a fire, you’re going to get bigger flames or an explosion. Same with your thoughts. If your thoughts are literally raging, your emotion (and actions for that matter) will follow suit.

So how can control this whiplash of emotions on a day-to-day basis? First off, take a minute and reflect: What emotions am I feeling? Then, what are the thoughts that are fueling that emotion? Once you’ve figured that out, INSERT NEW THOUGHT(S).

Recently, I’ve had to use this reframing practice along with a little help from a mastermind friend who steered me in the right direction. I wanted to hold onto that feeling of overwhelm – book, travel, programs etc. – and darn it, I wanted to be validated for it. My lovely friend, Lindsay, wasn’t going to give me an inch though. Instead, she encouraged me to “find presence in the busier schedule.”

“Don’t rob other experiences because of one emotion.”

So since then, I’ve been super mindful of these overwhelming thoughts. And I’ve used a special piece of jewelry to keep me aware and remind me to SLOW DOWN and get in the present when those feelings come creeping back. And I encourage you to do the same.

“Make your world instead of destroying it with your thoughts.”

Is it hard? Heck yes! It does NOT always feel awesome, but we must choose to get out of victim mode. Think the most peaceful, loving thoughts, forgive for the other thoughts and move on.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • About the link between our thoughts and emotions
  • How choosing new thoughts can help you
  • About the importance of keeping your thoughts in the present
  • Why being aware of your thoughts is so important

Resources:

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Jul 20, 2017
149: How To Slow Down Time with Drew Canole
38:49

I’m so excited for you to listen and get to know green juice junkie (and so much more), Drew Canole. We could have talked for hours! He’s so connected and open with his spirituality that I felt like I was talking to a long-lost friend. Seriously, we’re both from Michigan (now in California), we’re experienced snowmobile drivers and we both take guitar lessons! And our journeys are quite similar as well. Drew had always been into fitness, but after consistently working out two or more hours a day he wasn’t getting the results/body he wanted. He soon realized it was likely the food he was putting into his body (Michigan diet = burgers, pizza and Hamburger Helper).

So it was six and half years ago, after a friend suggested that Drew try a green juice, that he decided to eliminate the junk/processed foods and also drink “copious amounts” of green juice for seven days. Loving the effects, he decided to continue on for 90 days while incorporating intermittent fasting and also documenting his journey on YouTube. He lost 40 pounds! And while his physical appearance was amazing, what’s more is that he FELT so much better. He had more energy, he felt more creative, productive and experienced more clarity in his life. Drew felt in tune with his most authentic self.

“When you get in that flow state, that energy, it radically shifts your viewpoint of every human being.”

After all, when you’re in this state, there’s no time for lack or scarcity – you just see abundance. Realizing that for some, it’s difficult to get to this state, Drew explains that adjusting your nutrition is the perfect hack to reaching this when your mindset hasn’t quite reached this point. He offers the following tips to get started on your own transformation:

  • Get quality sleep. Dial in on what kind of sleep you need and what you’re actually getting – and tweak. Drew uses the app Beddit to track his sleep.
  • Drink A LOT of water.
  • Drink green juice. This is optional, but Drew feels it’s so helpful when trying to retrain your tastebuds.
  • Set a goal. Figure out your “Why-Dentity” or your “why that makes you cry.” Along with this, it’s recognizing what you want to hear from the people you love and what YOU want to see in the mirror. This often creates more of a reality for you. It’s a combination of feeling what you want to and SEEING it as well. Even further, boost your success rate by finding someone to team up with as well.

Developing certain daily rituals or daily practices are also an important key to your success. It’s what grounds us and keeps us in that state of flow. Personally, I know when my sleep isn’t quality or I’m not moving my body, my creativity and motivation comes to a halt. The same goes for Drew. Below are some of his important morning visualization/meditation practices.

  1. Wake up and get grateful. Go through a list in your head or write out what you’re grateful for.
  2. Visualization/Meditation for 10 minutes or more if time allows. He uses a Japanese-style meditation that focuses on breathing.
  3. Email/text three people you care about. Show appreciation to people you care for, but haven’t reached out to in a while – just to show your love.
  4. Coffee (usually some beneficial supplements) and then off to the gym (about 1.25 hours). Sometimes swimming.
  5. Spiritual work/reading.
  6. Shower
  7. 9 a.m. daily work touch-base meeting

Now, I get it… So often a person doesn’t feel like they have the time to build in such rituals. But we both Drew and I believe you can. If you constantly think you don’t have time, guess what? That’s how it’s always going to feel. Drew himself believes that time is just an illusion. He likes to view all time as “the unfoldment of good.” He likes to frame it as constantly being in a state of bliss – tracking how much good can be done in ONE moment. When you’re in this place, time is no longer a question. Instead it seems to expand exponentially.

“The universe is like water and wants to get out of your way when you know where you’re going.”

When time (and life) is approached this way, people and opportunities are magnetically drawn to you. So take time to focus on the times you feel stress or like you have no time. Take a time out. Breathe in and as Drew suggests, “breathe out with a smile.” Notice how much lighter you feel after.

“Time slows down when you’re living in the moment.”

With this approach, it’s no wonder that Drew has attracted 80+ team members to join his team. Ideal boss alert! He encourages people to explore their spiritual gifts daily whether it’s reading a new book a week as a company or attending his team’s daily 9 a.m. meeting. He also ensures that he’s connected and creating a healthy work environment. When it comes to staying personally grounded and connected, Drew finds writing therapeutic as well as frequent spa treatments (acupuncture, cryo-saunas etc.). But it’s also been about is overall vision for his life. When he began to see that what he does every single day makes a difference, he was able to bring that vision to life. Drew wants everyone to know that a person’s vision for what they want to create in their lives is so huge and it CAN be created.

“It’s the consistent action, every single day, that’s going to be the guiding light in your life.”

How’s that for motivation? What actions could you take to today to make your vision a reality? As always I would love to hear! -- Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time. Drew is the founder and CEO of FitLife.TV, an online health and wellness media channel where he shares educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness and healing and longevity. He is also the founder of Organifi, an organic line of superfood products that was created to make healthy living easy and accessible on the go. With a community of over 3 million people, he continues to inspire and empower others to live their best life in their healthiest body through delivering daily content online.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • How to increase creativity and productivity
  • The importance of daily rituals
  • Effects of drinking green juice for a week
  • Visualization and meditation

Resources:

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Jul 17, 2017
148: What Are You Relying On To Be HAPPY
13:17

Are you happy right NOW in this moment? Or do you have certain contingencies that it hinges on? Are you waiting or relying on someone or something to make you happy? Whether it’s a spouse, best friend, job or goal are you depending on something other than yourself to FINALLY bring you happiness? Here’s where that gets a little tricky…

“Happiness is a choice in each moment.”

We must understand that the “thing” you’re waiting on is NOT going to make you any happier in the long term than you are right now in this moment. And that’s why happiness can be a little sticky at times. If you are relying on anyone other than yourself, your happiness level will average out to be where you are now until you decide to be happy all the time. OK, I’m realistic. I don’t expect you to be happy ALL the time. If something bad happens, feel those feelings, but don’t let them hang around too long. Often it’s as simple as waking up and CHOOSING the mood you’re going to be in. It’s all about adjusting your “default mood.” Sure, there may be some things in your life right now that plain suck. But you know what? That doesn’t mean YOUR LIFE sucks!

“Start becoming really grateful and experiencing deep gratitude for all the little things.”

If you’re looking for the good, you’ll find it. The same goes for the opposite. Instead of looking for what’s missing, look at what you do have. I still have times where I need to remind myself to get in the present and stop blaming others – unfortunately we blame those closest to us first (sorry, Chris!). And this is usually when my daily practices/rituals are off kilter (not meditating, not enough sleep etc.). Most importantly, if you find that you’re relying (blaming) on someone/something to be complete, don’t judge yourself too harshly. Recognize it and forgive quickly – you’re human! So what is it that YOU desire? What could you shift your thoughts to right now and get really grateful for? I promise that when you can step into gratitude and learn lessons along the way, the happiness will follow (and so many other great things).

“Your happiness is what attracts amazing people and things.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Why happiness is a choice
  • The importance of daily rituals/practices
  • The Law of attraction
  • Tribe

Resources:

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Jul 13, 2017
147: Following Your Dreams, Growing Your Passion, Product Launches and Webinars with Melyssa Griffin
01:00:49

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Four years ago, teaching English in Japan, Melyssa Griffin decided to start a blog to connect with more people. She soon realized, however, that this blog was becoming less of a hobby and more of something she felt called to monetize and turn into a career. She left teaching and decided to offer web design services. After a couple of years, she had created a profitable business, but she still felt a touch restless… she still felt the pull to teach and do more with MORE people.

Melyssa decided to return to teaching, but this time in a different realm. She now teaches online workshops and courses to those who want to start their own business. And one of the things she’s most passionate about is managing the online communities that go along with them.

Community has always been an important and intriguing part of Melyssa’s life and I love that she had the opportunity to compare Japanese culture/community with American culture. While she found that Japanese culture, in general, tended to be more reserved (opinions and personalities) there was still a sense of community. It was a concept that wasn’t questioned – it just was. Originally from California, Melyssa found that while the culture varied (more outgoing, more flexibility), there was one universal truth. It became clear one day as she watched a Japanese man and his child play in the park. She noticed that even though she couldn’t understand what they were saying, she could still understand the “conversation” through their body language, intonation and facial expressions. It was a deeper human connection that we ALL have.

“We all have this intimate connection that we all have to each other that has nothing to do with the languages we speak.”

With a focus on this connection and sense of community, Melyssa went on to open and close several businesses – a greeting card shop, a web design shop and blogging. While one could have felt a sense of failure around the ups and downs of these businesses, it was through this process that Melyssa made a huge realization.

“Maybe the fun of it is knowing that it will change in the future and that means you’re still growing and learning new things.”

I couldn’t agree more, and I full-heartedly believe that if you’re not changing, you’re not growing – even if that means failing full force along the way. After all, when things are uncertain you might as well explore new things, am I right? Similarly, Melyssa encourages hopeful entrepreneurs to do the same.

“Move in the direction of what feels good. Don’t overanalyze it. Don’t try to calculate it. If something stops feeling good and you know that something is going to feel better, do that and start moving in that direction.”

Melyssa hasn’t always had such a great relationship with failure. Like many, she was raised to believe that she needed to be successful and wealthy. And admittedly, those are ALL great things, but it also implied that failure wasn’t an option. Today, she’s undone most of these beliefs, but she often has to consciously spin the negatives into a positive light.

“Failure is either going to lead you in a direction to something you will enjoy or that will turn out well, or you’re going to learn something massive from that failure and that will lead to something else that’s going to be that next step for you.”

So this is all good and great, but now you may be wondering how you actually even begin to turn your passion into a career you love? For many, there’s the common excuse of not having enough time. While both Melyssa and I agree that this is often the case, we also know that there are tiny spaces of time and small sacrifices you can make to just start. Melyssa suggests to start super small, but get super clear on how and who you want to serve. From there, begin by sharing your knowledge for free. This can lead to collaborations with other entrepreneurs – and you’ll be getting your stuff out there! More tips on getting your business out there

  • Get on Pinterest. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a social media platform. It’s a search engine for a whole lot more than DIY projects.
  • Do video in some form – podcasts, IG stories. This provides a way to deeper connect with your audience on a personal level.
  • Webinars. Once thought of as more of a “fancy” sales pitch with little value, Melyssa advises to make it valuable. Offer 30-40 minutes of quality training and THEN offer to expand on the training with your product. If you’re looking to grow your audience (and email lists) and make sales – this is a two-for-one deal.

“The more you can have your audience know you, the more you’re able to grow your business and affect people.”

One tip from Melyssa… Don’t get bogged down with the thought that it’s all been done before. Yes, it probably has, but not by YOU! When people follow you, they’ll LOVE all facets of who you are. And they’ll love your story and where you’re coming from.

“We need more voices because we need people who can deeply connect to each type of person out there.”

Of course, you’ll always have those that don’t resonate with you, but guess what? It’s OK! They’ll just find someone else who does, and you will allow room for another to follow you. But what if you get someone who just can’t keep their thoughts or dislike for your message to themselves? Although difficult and sometimes hurtful, Melyssa suggests taking a day to process what’s been said if you need to while keeping the following thought in mind:

“Happy, secure people don’t go out of their way to hurt other people.”

With this in mind, assume that all people are good. That way when you’re ready, you can respond in the most loving way possible without judgment or anger. I love that Melyssa stresses the importance of coming from a place of love and community in all that you do. If your intent is to create a business that can grow, be sure to focus on Melyssa’s three Cs – Connection, Content and Collaboration. Focus on who you can serve and what valuable content you can provide and the community will follow. -- Melyssa Griffin teaches online courses and live workshops for entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to turn their after-work hobbies into full-time businesses. A few of her specialties include list-building, webinars, using Pinterest to get organic traffic, and content marketing. She also leads an active Facebook group of 60,000 members and helps almost 150,000 entrepreneurs with her weekly emails. But most importantly, she's the mom to one wacky corgi, an expert at laughing, and a green smoothie aficionado.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Dealing with failure
  • Handling negative feedback
  • Community
  • Pinterest
  • Importance of using webinars
  • Strategies for launching an eCourse
  • Monetizing your passion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Blogs
  • Online training
  • Kindness

Resources:

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Jul 10, 2017
146: Why PLAY is PRODUCTIVE
12:18

Just a couple days ago on the 4th of July, I was able to take a WHOLE day just for PLAY with friends – no writing, no meetings, no worries – celebrating America’s birthday. And while initially I felt as though it may stress me out more (I am on a book deadline), I couldn’t have been MORE wrong.

Today I feel energized, more creative and honestly like I just drank about 10 straight shots of espresso (OK, let’s not get too crazy). I realized that the play is actually equally as (if not more) important as the writing, creating programs, podcasts etc.

“The play IS the work.”

It can be a bit confusing at first because while you’re “playing,” it doesn’t feel as though you’re being productive. But I assure you, you are! It’s especially beneficial when you feel as though you’ve hit a creativity rut.

“The play is productive. The play is important. The play is creative. The play is freedom. The play is expansion. The play is real connection.”

After you’ve taken the time, you’re able to come back with a fresh perspective – new eyes. Ideas abound and the world just seems…better. Am I right?

“Personally, when I play and try new things, I have so much more to say.”

Anyone else? You’re always up-to-date and relevant because you’re constantly thinking of new things and connecting. What would it look like for you to plan some sort of play into every week? Please share – I would love to hear all about it!

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Adding more play into your week
  • Ridding yourself of creativity blocks
  • Finding fresh perspective
  • Connection

Resources:

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Jul 06, 2017
145: Social Media Strategies with an Accidental Entrepreneur with Jasmine Star
56:05

Upon listening to my recent conversation with my guest, photographer and business strategist, Jasmine Star, it will become quite apparent why I felt as though we could have continued to talk for hours more. Her story (so far) will have you hooked and feeling the serendipitous pull of it (not to mention all the social media strategy knowledge she drops here). In 2005, Jasmine walked away from a scholarship to UCLA law school to follow her heart. The path led straight to her mother's bedside as she battled brain cancer for the second time. Wanting to be at her side as she fought, she dropped out of law school (fully intending at the time to go back). Praying for her mom to be able to walk her down the aisle at her wedding to her high school sweetheart, she planned a wedding in three months to ensure that this hope became a reality.

Against all odds, both her mother and father were able to escort Jasmine down the aisle on a sandy beach in Hawaii. Shortly after, wedded bliss faded into the reality and she discovered she was jobless, broken, and desperate to follow her mom's earlier instructions of doing something she loved.

On a beach, barely a tan line on his ring finger, Jasmine confessed to her husband that she didn’t want to be a lawyer, she wanted to be a photographer. With no experience or a camera for that matter, Jasmine’s husband supported her decision. That Christmas he gifted her a camera and the permission to pursue her passion. Though not extraordinarily talented at the time, she tapped into her self-awareness, slowly building a brand and community, marketing her services, and transforming from a “doubtful photographer to a savvy entrepreneur.” Four years later, she was voted one of the top photographers in the world.

“As a byproduct of pushing through and consistently ending up on the other side, other entrepreneurs, quiet observers, are paying close attention to what you’re doing. They develop an allegiance not for the perfection, but for the sheer will to succeed.”

Amazing, right? Interview over. Kidding. I wanted to dig deeper and see just how Jasmine is able to teach her programs, keep up with her own social media AND stay inspired. The first tip Jasmine offers is that you can’t just sit around and wait for creativity to hit you like a bolt of lightning (you’ll be waiting awhile…). ;) She feels that she’s most creative and inspired when she’s working through something. Whether she’s unhappy or looking but not finding a solution – those are the moments when things tend to fall into place without evening knowing it’s happening.

“Inspiration is like a small drop, and all of a sudden you realize the bucket is filling – and that’s when you shift.”

So once you’ve locked in your passion, how do you attract your audience? Jasmine likes to create her “ideal” client by asking roughly 20-30 questions. Really tune into WHO you want to serve. Once you’ve figured that out (and this can take some trial and error), you can create content that’s specific to those followers. Jasmine often uses her own social media accounts to help her fill in gaps with her content. Keep in mind that when people comment on your posts, they often are telling you what problems they need help with. Wait now… Jasmine still monitors her own social media accounts? Yep. While she does have a small team to help, she feels it is super important for her to manage her accounts so she’s able to keep a pulse on her followers. While some struggle with the tremendous discipline and time management skills this requires, Jasmine thrives. Many days, her time is planned down to the minute. For example, her marketing is roughly planned out at 10 hours per week. That’s broken down into 600 minutes… and 20 minute increments from there (IG, FB, FB groups, hashtag follow-ups, plus an hour of research a day to keep up on algorithms and trends).

“We always have these high aspirations, but if we’re not clear on our trajectory, there’s a good chance we’re going to miss the mark.”

Jasmine also encourages entrepreneurs to add to this by making it a point to understand their audiences and bring more of themselves. If your audience likes long posts, write them, but know that unless engagement is high, the algorithms will suppress views (IG and Jasmine prefer shorter posts about 86-112 characters). Get real with your audience. Selfies do very well as do stories about your personal background. Show your workspace…let people get to see the REAL you!

“People want to see the simplicity and the grandeur.”

Lastly, Jasmine advises that it’s not all about you. Nobody watches TV, listens to the radio or surfs social media to see commercials, so don’t make all of your posts about your products or services. Instead of focusing all of your attention on selling your product or service, you must first build your followers’ trust.

“The more you show up and the more you build trust by providing valuable content, the better off you’ll be and the faster you’ll transfer them to customers.”

At the end of the day, Jasmine stresses the importance of people knowing that “you see them, you hear them and that you want to know them.” Make sure your brand is more than a website, product or business… Make your brand an experience for your customers. With a successful and ever-growing business, I think this is the perfect advice. For more tips, be sure to follow Jasmine at the links below.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Photography
  • Self-awareness
  • Making creativity a habit
  • Turning followers into customers
  • Branding

Resources:

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Jul 03, 2017
144: To Feel SUPPORTED, SUPPORT YOURSELF First
11:39

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Do you feel supported by family, friends, co-workers etc.? If not, we must realize that this support will not magically appear on its own. In order to receive this support, we must first support ourselves – unconditionally.

There was a stretch of time when I felt that I didn’t have any true friends... I didn’t want to drink, party all night only to feel like crap the next day, but all my friends at the time did. I wanted to be healthy and fit, but my friends chose Thirsty Thursday over healthier options. Of course, thinking I had NO other options, I followed along and my dreams continued to take the backseat. But here’s the thing, it wasn’t their fault. It was me who wasn’t willing to put myself first. I wasn’t willing to let go of those short-term pleasures. I wasn’t ready to support myself and get out of my own way. It was time to step into my fear and CHOOSE to become the person I truly wanted to be.

So I chose to start supporting myself. I had to find things, even if it meant on my own, that would help me reach my goals and practice saying no to the things that wouldn’t. For me, the most pressing need when I started this journey was my health. I gradually started making the choice to not go out and drink myself into oblivion. And it wasn’t until I did that, that I could start pursuing my fitness goals/career. What’s your most pressing need right now? What would make you feel BETTER? To get more rest, to eat better, exercise more or change your circle of friends? Full honesty… It isn’t easy.

“But if you don’t start choosing to support yourself, you have to get comfortable with the idea that you’re never going to change.”

You must ask yourself if you’re OK waking up in five years and being in the same place. If nothing changes, nothing changes. It’s scary, but you’re the only one who can do it.

“You can either choose complete suppression or face your fear.”

Face that fear TODAY! What are some ways you can support yourself RIGHT now? Is it time-blocking your calendar to fit in 20 minutes of exercise? Is it scheduling dance or music lessons? Is it reaching out to someone to be your mentor? It doesn’t matter how big or small your acts are as long as you’re ACTING. Failure is a given, but if we choose to focus on the blessing rather than each individual failure we’ll fail faster into better success.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Supporting yourself to feel better
  • Facing your fears
  • Spirit Junkie Masterclass

Resources

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Jun 29, 2017
143: How to STAND OUT and MAKE AN IMPACT Doing What You LOVE with Gabby Bernstein
40:51

I’m always so excited to have today’s guest, Gabrielle Bernstein, on Earn Your Happy, but today is even more exciting because we’re talking about her Spirit Junkie Digital Master Class – the class that undeniably took my business (and life) to a whole new level.

So often when people have a pull to do something “more”, they automatically respond with, “Who am I to do this?” But really the question that should be asked is, “Who am I NOT to do this?” To nip these thoughts in the bud, one of Gabrielle’s foundational components, trains you in confidence. It’s your time to rise up and the only way to build that confidence is to practice clearing the fear and blocks from your path. One fear that comes up often is unapologetically making money while remaining spiritual.

“Earning for our great work is also a great opportunity to invest in our well-being so that we can continue to do the work we’re here to do.”

In Gabrielle’s teachings, she’s crafted her program to be equal parts spiritual and business growth and business training. She hopes to bust the myth that you can’t make money AND be spiritual at the same time.

“We have to do the spiritual work to clear the belief systems that hold us back from our earning capacity and hold us back from stepping into our light.”

Honestly, I understand this 100% because I, like many of you, was in this same position not that long ago. And it wasn’t until I shifted my way of thinking (with the help of Gabrielle’s Spirit Junkie Master Class) that my business and life catapulted to places I’d only dreamed. I was ecstatic about all the things that seemed possible to me. New opportunities were appearing, left and right!

“Change the way you perceive abundance, then abundance can flow.”

I cannot tell you how TRUE this statement is.

“When you’re in alignment with inspiration, joy, excitement and enthusiasm, you become a magnet for opportunities.”

So maybe you have the ideas, but you’re afraid that it’s already been done before. You’re right, it probably has. But that doesn’t mean the world doesn’t need more inspiration from people like you!

“There are far more people in need of that inspiration than there are people doing it.”

Just make sure that the work you’re doing lights you up from the inside out. If you’re excited about creating your content, trust and know that other people will get excited about it too. The Spirit Junkie Master Class helps you connect with the spiritual side of this process while also allowing you to get laser-focused and successful with the business component. Make sure your energy is aligned with your inspiration.

“Your most valuable currency is energy. If your energy isn’t clear, joyful and inspirational, then you won’t be a magnet for more of that.”

If you’re feeling like you have a message and you want to be unapologetic about sharing that message with the world, I highly recommend joining the Spirit Junkie Digital Master Class tribe. See the resources below to sign up and to receive a very special bonus offer from me. I could not be more grateful for Gabrielle and this course as it pushed me to the edge. She gave me richness and deep roots that gave way to the freedom to take my business to new and different places. I cannot wait to hear about the shifts YOU make because of this course as well…

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Spirit Junkie Digital Master Class
  • Authenticity
  • Confidence
  • How to clear blocks and fears
  • Spiritual and personal growth
  • Business training
  • Abundance

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jun 26, 2017
142: Use Your FAILURE to REINVENT YOURSELF with Danielle LaPorte
50:41

To say I was honored to have a one-on-one conversation with Danielle LaPorte is an understatement. I recently just finished her newest book, White Hot Truth, and it was just what I needed to access my freedom in writing my own book. Talking with her took it to a whole other level. 

For those of you who don’t know who Danielle is, she’s an author, speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec. She is also an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” In addition to her recent book, she’s also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul – this book also evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program. You’ve also likely seen her #truthbombs on social media.

At a glance, like many other successful people, one would not believe the career hurdles she’s overcome so far in her life. Very early on, Danielle remembers always having an entrepreneurial spirit. She was the girl running the lemonade stand and intuitively finding other opportunities to make money. Danielle once thought she would be a fashion designer, but she changed directions when she realized she got headaches every time she went to sew. From there, she began helping friends and naturally fell into being a publicist. This eventually led to the creation of her own communications agency – landing gigs in Washington D.C. pitching and selling white papers to the Pentagon. This in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment as she never went to college and is from Canada. When her work in D.C. was complete, Danielle went on to start a consultancy for soulful personal branding, which led to her first book, Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design. It got the attention of Oprah and she received a lot of media and investment interest from that. That small consultancy incorporated and soon after she was fired. While none of this made her feel great, she believes that,

“All the worst things have turned out to be my best things.”

True to her words, Danielle went on to coach entrepreneurs, author the above listed books and hasn’t looked back since. While some would let all these different events knock them down, she persevered by focusing on the reason she’s here. She unquestionably knows her why and she knows what her talents are. Danielle goes on to say, “Life happens. You tried your best and it didn’t work out…You just have to keep showing up.” Danielle also adds that you must take the time to grieve these hard times.

“When you don’t win, you need to stop, you need to cry and recover, and feel the sting and how you feel about what just happened.”

Life is hard. So just take that breather – but then come back – ready to work.

“If you’re going to be brighter and sexier and smarter and more feminine and more innovative and more progressive than the status-f*cking-quo, you’re in for a fight.”

There will always be losses, but you need to know that you walk away knowing more. You’re better. And you’re actually more yourself because of it. I love that Danielle phrases it as,

“Sometimes you need to be lost to be found.”

This is SO true. We need to go through the highs and the lows – and learn from them. And sometimes this means setting boundaries. This is easier said than done as a woman though – and not because we’re too emotional. Danielle explains that as women, we naturally want to merge and connect with people… We want to nourish and heal. We don’t want to be “mean,” and we don’t want to be a push-over either. Being tolerant can be a good thing, but being “excessively tolerant” = almost no boundaries. Danielle doesn’t expect you to do this all on your own. You need someone else to objectively tell you when your boundaries are being taken advantage of.

She goes to say that once you’ve put up that “fence” to keep those people out, you’ll find that no one died. You didn’t kill anyone. And you feel just a little big lighter. Recently, there has been some stress in Danielle’s business where she’s had to use some of the above practices. It’s comforting to know that no matter where you’re at, we all experience resistance in our lives. While she takes time to “walk in circles” and wrap her head around the problem, she also makes a point to view disappointing events in a positive light.

“I always take failure as an opportunity to reinvent.”

Danielle tells us to use these opportunities to question EVERYTHING (no, really – everything). Even through these less than ideal times for her business right now, the powerful message of her recent book, White Hot Truth, is a success. It was Danielle’s hope that people experience the book and feel relieved (mission accomplished with me). Since finishing her book, Danielle herself has more compassion for herself and for others. And she hopes that others will feel the same and then some – more self-love and self-respect, too. And once you do, Danielle encourages you to, “Get off your butt and do something – make the world a better place. The world needs YOU.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Overcoming resistance
  • Creativity
  • Parenting and Love
  • Going against the status quo
  • Books

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jun 19, 2017
141: The ONE Variable That's Keeping YOU From An EXCITING LIFE
10:32

Do you feel like you’re living every day like it’s Groundhog’s Day? You know, same thoughts, same people, same problems… Sounds like it’s time to switch things up and add some excitement back into your life. But to do that we need to bust through fears and try new things. Of course, we can’t do that without first changing our thoughts.

To set the tone for the day, I highly recommend waking up and instantly repeating a positive mantra – either out loud or in your head. I know, I know… sounds a little cheesy, but I assure you, it works.

Every morning my husband and I say the following:

“I am happier, healthier, wealthier and more fit than I was yesterday.”

But that’s only the beginning of the day! Do small things throughout the day that keep the positivity and excitement going. Bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be anything HUGE.

“Life and enjoyment of life is made up of the very simple pleasures.”

Here are a few different things you could do:

  • Change your thoughts. Feel a negative thought creeping in? Stop it in its tracks with a more positive one. Be sure to do this throughout the day – not just in the morning.
  • Try different things. Go to a new coffee shop, try a different workout etc.
  • Ask different questions. Ask people BETTER questions: what’s good, new or exciting? What was your favorite part of today?
  • Read a book. Know a friend with a nose for good books? Ask them for their list.
  • Try different foods. Yes, please!
  • Go to a movie.

This list could go on and on… Also, be sure you’re expanding your network – both virtually and in person. Ask a new friend out for coffee or to meet at a new workout class. And since social media has a tendency to highlight more negative things, be sure use that “block” button freely and start following more uplifting people/pages. Personally, I know that I don’t want any seeds of negativity growing in my mind, because that’s exactly what my mind will hold on to. It is SO important for YOU to weed out any potentially negative vibes. “You are the variable. You are the only one who can change your outcome.” Doing the same thing will only ever get you (you guessed it) the SAME thing. And who wants that? Certainly not me and likely not you. “If you want a different day, you’ve got to start with different thoughts in the morning.” Now, go let those thoughts lead you to THE BEST day!

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • The importance of experiencing new things
  • Positivity
  • Changing your thoughts
  • Mantras

Resources

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Jun 15, 2017
140: Have a MIRACLE MINDSET with JJ Virgin
35:43

One never knows what they’re going to do when tragedy hits, but JJ had to keep it together and learn fast after one of her son’s was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. With 13 broken bones and an aortic tear, doctors knew he needed surgery, but they also warned he’d likely not survive the airlift to another hospital – much less the actual surgery. They gave him the heart-wrenching odds of a .25 percent survival rate. With that knowledge, JJ had a choice to make. Fortunately, the wisdom of her other son rang through as he asked the doctor, “Point-two-five isn’t zero, right?” Those words were just what JJ needed to make the choice to help her son FIGHT for survival. After a successful airlift and surgery, JJ’s son survived, but because of the trauma was in a coma. It was a daunting road ahead, but JJ start asking herself the “right” questions. It wasn’t “how will he survive this?” It was, “How do I get him to 110%?” And one of the top things she could do to get him there was to take care of herself.

“I did what I needed to do to take extreme care of myself.”

JJ knew she had to: 1. Be there for her son. 2. Ensure her book was a success (The Virgin Diet). 3. She needed to put her health FIRST. And that’s what she did to make sure she was at the top of her game to help her son fight for his life. Not long after JJ’s son’s accident, it was suggested that in addition to the book she had just written (The Virgin Diet), she should write about her recent experience with her son – what tools she used and how she kept strong and positive throughout it all. Thank goodness she said yes to that! JJ’s teachings have come to help thousands of clients reframe their mindset and realize their worth, mind and body. Oddly enough sometimes, it’s not the diet or exercise component that hangs people up, it’s the actual saying or writing down of the words, “I am worthy.” That’s great, but how do you get someone to actually feel worthy? JJ encourages taking ACTION. It’s all about shifting your mindset and moving into action.

JJ teaches her members/readers to practice their “Daily Jam.” Upon waking up every day, the Daily Jam consists of: 1. GRATITUDE: Writing down three things you are grateful for (starting the day in gratitude is a MUST). 2. APPRECIATION: Text someone a message of appreciation. 3. MIRACLE: Write down three miracles that happen that day. And then… Write “I am worthy.” It can be a super difficult thing for some to write, but they work their way up to realizing they are a complete bad ass (and that’s how we ALL should feel by the way). JJ is completely transparent when it comes to her own case of “imposter syndrome.” We all have moments of not feeling like we’re good enough or worthy – that’s reality. There are still days where she wonders what the hell she’s doing. But then she remembers (from personal experience) that no one has it all together. Every successful person has failed their way there… in one way or another. Failure is just a part of life.

“What if fear was actually a sign that you’re stepping up onto a bigger platform and you should feel that? What if when you’re feeling nothing, it’s because you’re playing it safe.”

Fear is never easy to take… but quit playing it safe. Play ALL OUT, even if it means falling on your face.

“It’s necessary, it sucks, it’s painful, but it makes it all amazing and worth it.”

You must be willing to acknowledge the good with the bad. What was good? What were the wins? It’s about appreciating the present moment and lessons and getting real with gratitude.

“When you’re scared to death and you want to get fear shoved out of the way, gratitude shoves it and builds resilience.”

But JJ is again full honest… It never gets easier to take, but the tougher the experience, the more you step up, and the more you grow.

“If your purpose is big enough, it makes you push through. And every time you push through, you’re building that muscle of resilience.”

So on that note, know that you can handle “stuff” – whatever it is. If you set your mind right, you can reframe anything to be a good thing or your miracle. -- JJ Virgin a is celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, who teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Creating a Miracle Mindset
  • Shifting Your Mindset
  • Practicing Your “Daily Jam”
  • Resistance
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jun 12, 2017
139: Causing An Effect
12:49

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Quick…what are you thinking RIGHT now? Are they positive thoughts filled with love and gratitude? Or are they low-vibe, energy-sucking thoughts that make you want to eat a can of worms? If you’re the latter… don’t eat the worms! Kidding, but seriously, I do want to discuss the power of thoughts and how those thoughts affect your current situation.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with research – especially when it’s connected to the power of thoughts and changing outcomes. Currently, I’m reading the book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, and he discusses how by shifting our thoughts from being a victim of our circumstances we can instead cause an effect that creates a different outcome. Nerd alert – I get so excited reading about studies like this.

Dispenza shares research that directly links changes in DNA to positive thoughts. Did you read that? Changes in a person’s DNA!! Isn’t that amazing?! He advises though, that it’s not just about positive thoughts. Within the testing groups of one of the mentioned studies, the changes were only seen when there were positive thoughts AND feelings that went with them.

“It’s not just the thoughts, but rather the intentions behind them.”

We have the power to change our outcomes – just thinking and feeling different things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m realistic. We’re not all going to wake up singing happy songs and dancing, but that’s exactly why we practice rituals that help get us present and shift into gratitude.

“When you feel grateful, you attract more to be grateful for.”

If you wake up feeling crappy, I get it! Acknowledge that crap sandwich, but don’t eat it! Feel those feelings, but don’t stay there. Give yourself some time, vent to a person if you need to, but MOVE ON.

“Get rid of the thoughts that aren’t serving you, because that’s the outcome you’ll be living in.”

Quickie Tip: Don’t let the idea of changing ALL your thoughts at once bog you down. This is not an all-or-nothing approach. The next time one of those negative Nelly thoughts comes for a visit, recognize it for what it is and choose to make your next thought just a little better. It’s those baby steps that lead to the most impactful and sustained growth.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • How thoughts affect outcome
  • Positivity
  • Cause and effect
  • Gratitude

Resources and Books

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Jun 08, 2017
138: Starting a SOCIAL IMPACT BRAND, Using Tragedy to INSPIRE, and WHY You NEED to Follow your GYPSY SOUL with Rachelle Tratt
58:29

Warning: This podcast may make you want to buy a plane ticket to exotic places and find your soul. Or, perhaps curl up on your couch with a cuddly dog (both of us prefer our goldendoodles) and drink a lavender latte while contemplating your soul’s purpose. ;)

Ok, let me back the train up. Today’s guest, Rachelle Tratt, is a living example of what it means to follow your heart, and you’re going to want to read on/listen to hear why.

In case you’ve never heard of this amazing lady, Rachelle is a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor, community leader, and soulful entrepreneur who created The Neshama Project, a yoga inspired, socially conscious jewelry company that gives back. 

Many may not know this, but Rachelle’s company, The Neshama Project, was actually inspired by the sudden and traumatic loss of her mother when she was only 9 years old. While recognizing now that it was all meant to be part of her path so she could in turn help others, at the time she struggled with anxiety and depression – and just feeling different.

These feelings played out as a teenager as she hit a rebellious phase, which at the age of 18 ended in rehab. It wasn’t so much that she was addicted to alcohol or drugs, it was just that she didn’t know how to cope with things in a healthy way. Part of that rehab program was yoga… While always a self-professed tomboy, Rachelle laughed at the thought of the practice, but once she hit savasana, she was hooked. For the first time in a long time, she found peace.

Not long after rehab, Rachelle became a yoga teacher and eventually ended up taking a yoga training class in California. While living in Florida at time, she knew she needed to make the move permanently to California. 

“It made no sense mentally, but my heart was telling me to go and I knew how to listen to that.”

And speaking of listening to her heart, Rachelle always knew that she would visit Israel (the country where her parents meant). Six years ago, she made the trip, stayed for a month and it was everything she hoped it would be. She felt connected to her mother and while there realized the connection she also felt with the Hamsa hand necklace she received from a yoga friend. Having always been a conversation starter for soulful exchanges, it had followed her after rehab, to California and now to Israel. She knew was meant to play a bigger role in her life.

Just like that, she started searching for stones in Israel (successfully). She wanted to create art and make connections – and she did. Rachelle didn’t have all the answers, but she just knew there was a great purpose for her.

“I believed in the power of a product with a meaning that stood for something greater and the mission behind it.”

Sure, there were a lot of nay-sayers. Having always been a little “different,” everyone thought it was just “one of those things” Rachelle was trying again. Rachelle had faith and trust though that things would work out because she was following her heart’s calling.

“It’s trusting that I am a unique individual and my path isn’t supposed to look like anyone else’s.” 

And thank goodness for that! It’s not to say that there haven’t been growing pains – both personal and business. We’re all constant works in progress. But when something does pop up, whether in the form of darkness, stress or anxiety, she’s learned to acknowledge it and confront it head on.

“My anxiety is directly related to the levels of my self care and self love.” 

Life happens and we have to find the little tools and/or rituals that calm our minds. Here are a few of Rachelle’s favorites:

  • Get your feet on the ground (feel the earth underneath your feet).
  • Breathing
  • Movement – all forms. Yoga is one of her favorites, but she can call just about anything yoga as long as it’s approached with intention.
  • Walking with her golden doodle Bailey (no phone, just being present).
  • One day of rest (kind of like the Jewish tradition of Shabat).

 

Another important factor (and this is super important) is finding a tribe/community/sisterhood that has your back. It can be tricky if you’re from a small area and don’t have as big of a pool as L.A. But she promises that,

“What you put out there is what you attract.” 

So put yourself out there. Way outside of your comfort zone. Start by attending classes and introducing yourself to others. If you seem to click, schedule a time to have coffee… It’s all about using the network around you. And lastly, “dial, don’t file.” People don’t have the time for those who don’t follow through. Nurture your relationships. Does this mean you have to super close relationships with everyone? No! Find that smaller inner tribe who you know on a deeper level, that has your back and you can tell ANYTHING to.

And above all, follow your heart. Follow your soul. Follow your bliss.

*Stay tuned for a post in the hopefully very near future when our golden doodles (and us) have a dog date.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:


Jewelry

Entrepreneur

Finding rituals in your day to day

Finding your tribe

Success

Following your soul

 

Resources:

theneshamaproject.com

Retreat info: theneshamaproject.com/yoga/

IG: @theneshamaproject

FB: facebook.com/theneshamaproject

 

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Jun 05, 2017
137: Why the TOUGH, BORING Stuff is IMPORTANT
14:46

Today’s message is all about the journey and what it all means. The “journey” doesn’t always have to be this HUGE goal or accomplishment. The beauty of it is that it’s unique to you and it can be ANYTHING that you’re looking to do.

While most focus on the highs, it is equally important to know that the lows (the pain, frustrations and the “hard” parts) are what make the journey, and the highs of it, so amazing. If you’re feeling that discomfort, you know growth is on its way.

“You can’t enjoy the ride without first taking the journey to a place you’ve never been before.”

So you’re on this journey, but what happens when you lose motivation… Monotony hits. You wonder why the heck you’re even on this path. But you must ask yourself, what does your life look like without it? For example, as I’m racing against another deadline for my book, the moment I sit down, all inspiration seems to be lost and doubt creeps in and the last thing I want to do is write. As easy as it is to sink into that mode of defeat, I know the only option I have is to give myself a sometimes-literal shake, dig deep and WRITE.

“You have to keep saying YES and you have to keep MOVING.”

Acknowledge the struggle and how it serves a purpose on your journey. Ask yourself, “How do I get through this?” Reach out to others who are going or have gone through something similar. Know that just because it’s YOUR journey, you’re not alone. And everything you’re going through is meant for the ultimate good.

Just let go…and go with the flow and enjoy the ride.

In This Episode You Will Hear About

  • Enjoying the journey
  • Inspiration
  • Pain
  • Growth

Resources

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 01, 2017
136 Easiest Way to Create and Monetize a Blogging or Online Business, Take the Guesswork Out of Starting with Kate McKibbin
59:05

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Kate McKibbin is the self-professed very-tall, super nerdy founder of the blog, Secret Bloggers’ Business, and creator of several successful online blog courses and workshops.

Cutting her teeth in the magazine industry in 2007 (when online shopping was just starting to take off), Kate created one of Australia’s largest independent lifestyle blogs (Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily), and grew to a team of five with more than 500,000 visitors a month and several awards to show for her efforts.

Even though her much-loved blog was doing well, Kate still felt called to do more and help more people. In 2014, she created her second business, Secret Bloggers’ Business, to share everything she’d learned about how to create, grow and run a successful blogging business. She did so well that in 2015 she was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year award for her contributions to women in technology. Today, Kate has made it her mission to help bloggers and creatives around the world turn their passions into something that’s profitable, too.

So perhaps you’re looking to get into blogging, but don’t know if you have what takes. Here’s a few things to keep in mind. While a lot of work goes on behind the scenes of a blog, you’re not going to get very far if you haven’t found your passion.

Keep in mind that while blogs used to only be about the person who wrote it (what they ate, what they watched etc.), today’s bloggers must understand that it’s not about THEM! People will follow you based on your point of view, your knowledge and expertise. But don’t worry!

“You don’t have to be the biggest expert in the world. You just have to be a few steps down the track from where your audience is at and help them.”

Also, content, content, content. Are you constantly creating and sharing your findings online? If you can find a group of people who you know you would love to help – and you have the content, experiences and skills to back it up, go for it. You can’t go wrong if you’re going into it from a place of service. So, where do you start? Kate suggests the following steps:

  1. Find your niche. Go “free range” for a bit if you have multiple ideas and can’t decide. What are you drawn to? Put some feelers out there (social media, existing contacts that you may have). What types of things get more engagement? Start putting some of your ideas/content out there and see what draws people in and what sticks.
  2. Brainstorm content. This is a biggie. Come up with as many ideas as possible (Kate suggests 100). What themes could you use (season, different times of the year etc.)? Just because you think it’s great doesn’t mean it’s going to resonate with your audience. Let your audience tell you what direction they want you to go.

If you do start a blog, be sure to have an extreme amount of PATIENCE. Allow 6-12 months to see any type of reward. For Kate, one of her biggest benefits was to have the freedom to do work that she loved. Give it your all, but also be cautiously optimistic.

“Set yourself up so you feel safe enough to take a scary leap.”

When you’re starting out, be super responsive to your audience and be CONSISTENT in your content. This doesn’t mean you have to put out things daily. It can be once a week or month. Just figure out what’s realistic for you and do that. Keep in mind that nothing in life, especially a blog, has guarantees. And you can be certain that others are doing something similar to you. But here’s the thing…all audiences and bloggers are different in SO many ways.

“Don’t compare yourself to others in your space. Find what works for you, but still provides great value to your audience. Focus on you and what’s right for your audience.”

There will be bumps along the road, but stick to it and don’t give up!

“If you’ve got something to say, if you’ve got something to give, and you’ve got a burning fire that says you have to do it, and you feel that pull. There’s no way you’re going to let yourself fail.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Blogging
  • Being a Blogger
  • Online Business
  • Online Training
  • Being an Entrepreneur
  • Success

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 29, 2017
135: How To Figure Out What's Next!
09:37

Earn Your Happy Quickie – ep. 135 – How to Figure Out What’s Next

“There comes a time to stop looking back and trying to figure out why. At some point, we need to shift our attention to what’s next.” – Unknown

Are your thoughts or fears paralyzing you before you’ve even reached a goal? Are you asking yourself questions, such as: Why am I unclear? Why don’t I know what I want to do? Why can’t I move forward? Yikes. I get anxious just thinking about it. 

Today, I want to talk about removing those types of disempowering questions from your brain and replacing them instead with “what’s next?” Sure, I get it. Those questions come from a place of uncertainty and fear and they’re hard to stop. But know that most entrepreneurs (including myself) are willing to explore their curiosity even if that nagging voice in their heads tells them they’re crazy or that it doesn’t fit in with “where they’re at.” They don’t let themselves get STUCK. If they feel called to try something new, they do it regardless of the risk.

“The people who are the happiest are the ones who are most willing to explore all the little soul hits.”

Take the Earn Your Happy podcast as an example. It wasn’t something that I had on my to-do list. At the end of the day,

“I wanted to have epic conversations with people and I wanted an excuse to do it,” 

And well, you know the ending to that story because here we are. You don’t have to have a plan to move forward. You just have to,

“Be willing to put yourself out there and fail.” 

By avoiding any possibility of failure, you risk missing the message you were supposed to hear and possibly something you were called to do.

So, what’s next? My advice… Ask more empowering questions (ditch those that don’t serve you anything more than a side of anxiety) and explore the resources around you. Run toward the failure and thank it for what it’s teaching you.

And one more Earn Your Happy Tip for the road…the more you can fail the better.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

Future

Resistance

Fear

Failure

Curiosity

Entrepreneurs

Podcast

Resources:

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 25, 2017
134: How to Tap Into Your OWN ENERGY and HEALING POWER with Jessica Ortner
44:30

Have you ever felt off? You know, just struggling with nothing in particular, but never knowing what’s wrong with you?

Can you see my hand raised high above my head?! We’ve all been there!

My conversation with Jessica Ortner totally made sense of this feeling by framing it in a different way. When we feel nervous or anxious, most times it’s not just in our heads – we experience it in our whole body. When you have a stressful thought, she emphasizes the importance of talking through these feelings (you don’t have to be Suzy Sunshine all the time) and acknowledging them through tapping. After all, when your body feels more relaxed, you’re able to take control again.

So what is this tapping thing anyway? Not to be confused with tap dancing, tapping is a technique that uses your fingertips to tap the body’s acupressure points and literally “tap into” your body’s own energy and healing power. Say what?

Jessica also questioned the effectiveness of this practice. Years ago, while suffering from what was a seemingly endless cold, her brother introduced her to tapping. Where did he learn about it? The Internet. Oh boy. How much truth could there be to this? But here’s the thing – it was no joke and it actually helped her. A bit further down the road, it also helped her realize that her issues with her body weight were more deeply rooted. It wasn’t just physical. It wasn’t about a number. It was emotional.

“We have to release that stress and create a better relationship with ourselves.”

So what better way to understand this process than by experiencing it firsthand. I was selfishly glad for the timing of this podcast so I could use it for my own personal benefit (in addition to yours). ;-) During this podcast, Jessica took me through a complete tapping sequence so we could work through my anxiety and fear around my upcoming public speaking engagement (TEDTalk). I would love for you to do the sequence and insert the issue that is currently challenging you. Jessica calls it “borrowing benefits,” because you can still make a connection just by the human experience. (Love that!) Here Are the Steps/Points:

  • Point 1: Start with your Set-Up Statement (Even though I… I accept myself and how I feel.) Now, start tapping on the side of your hand, underneath the pinkie (the karate chop point). It doesn’t matter which side you tap on.
  • Point 2: Move to the start of your eyebrow, right on the bone.
  • Point 3: Follow the brow bone to the outside and tap the side of your eye bone.
  • Point 4: Underneath the eye.
  • Point 5: Underneath the nose.
  • Point 6: Chin (right under your mouth)
  • Point 7: Collarbone (Jessica uses her whole hand here)
  • Point 8: Underneath arm (bra strap area on women)
  • Point 9: Top of the head.

During the tapping process, Jessica stresses that the words aren’t super important, it’s the act of speaking your feelings aloud. You’re not going to do anything “wrong.”

“It’s not about the perfect word, it’s about staying with the emotion.”

Let me tell you, the tapping sequence took my anxiety and fear level from an 8 to a 2 or 3! Amazing, right? If you’re going through something, I encourage you to try it and see if it helps. It’s definitely worth a try to change your energy from nervousness to excitement.

“When it comes to how our body reacts there’s not that much difference between anxiety and excitement.”

I am so grateful that she helped me shift my fear into that space of excitement. And I love that tapping can apply to ANY area of your life – not just public speaking. Having gone through the experience above, how could tapping benefit you?

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JESSICA ORTNER is the NY Times bestselling author of “The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence” and producer of The Tapping Solution, the breakthrough documentary film on EFT tapping.. She has led more than 5,000 women through her revolutionary Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program, and she is also the host of The Tapping World Summit, an annual online event that has attracted more than 1,000,000 attendees from around the world.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Tapping
  • Acupressure
  • Acupressure points
  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Acceptance
  • Tapping Sequence

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 22, 2017
133: FIVE WAYS to be POSITIVE Around NEGATIVE People
11:02

Confession time. Not that long ago, there was a lot of negativity in my life. For some of you this may be hard to believe, but it’s true. I had a ton of toxic friends/relationships in my life and looking back now, I can’t believe I put up with that negativity as long as I did. Some of it was because I failed to set boundaries. Another part was that I tended to take on other people’s “stuff” and carry it as my own. I soon learned, however, that

“You can only control what you can control – and that is YOU.”

I knew that for the sake of my own happiness, I needed to grab the reins and take charge. Here are the five things that help set me on the path to positivity:

1. Know what you can control.

2. Ask yourself, “What is the most beneficial reaction I can have for myself (while still being compassionate).

3. Be compassionate.

4. {Not for the weak.} Call the negative person out.

5. Understand that the person (or your situation) may not change.

Does practicing all five of these things guarantee zero negativity in your life? Not by a long shot – there’s always going to be some amount of negativity in your life. It’s on the street, it’s on the Internet and sometimes, there are people in our lives that we can’t completely cut ties with. If it’s important to you and your happiness, you must start to focus your free time in a more positive place.

If you want to change, you will. If you don’t, you won’t.”

Go to the places that will bring you joy. Spend time with the people who “get” you. And DO the things that help lift you up. Some days will be more difficult than others, but it’s up to you to keep your head and heart in a positive place.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Negativity
  • Positivity
  • Boundaries
  • Control
  • Change
  • Community
  • Tribe

Resources

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 18, 2017
132: Manifesting PR, Running Your Own Events and How to do Outreach for Your Brand with Sarah Pendrick
53:05

Sarah Pendrick is the Founder and Creator of the non-profit movement GirlTalk, and her mission is to empower women of all ages while serving as a resource for young women. Sarah is a self-love advocate, life coach, writer, empowerment speaker and philanthropist. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's in family therapy, developed, GirlTalk, an empowerment program for young women. She travels all over the United States to speak to the women of our next generation and provide them with support, education and empowerment.

Through GirlTalk, Sarah not only features and connects powerful women with a purpose, she also celebrates them through her events and programs by giving them a platform and a space to thrive and use their voice. Growing up, viewing herself solely based on what others thought of her, Sarah always knew she had the ability to be extraordinary, but the opinions of others quickly shot her down.

“I lived this constricted life between doing what I knew I wanted to do inside, and also going to my parents and friends for their opinions.”

Having experienced bullying throughout her middle school years, she felt things that she never wanted other young women to feel, which led her toward getting her master’s degree in psychology, putting in positive work as a volunteer and helping at non-profit organizations and events.

“I always felt fulfilled when serving others and at the same time it also helped me with what I was going through. But the attachment I grew for my clients and their issues, would come home with me at the end of the day, which led me to believe I wasn't meant to be a psychologist.”

Fast forwarding and continuing on to find her true authentic-self, Sarah ended up putting in the personal work to learn about her own self love and to then be proud enough to preach it to others as well. And this eventually became GirlTalk.

Being fearless in the pursuit of asking, Sarah’s confidence skyrocketed allowing her to reach tons of amazing women to help and speak at her incredible events. It’s amazing what the universe will do for you – you just have to ASK. Do you have plans and dreams of your own to serve those around you? Jump right in! #womenempoweringwomen

  • Self love
  • Self worth
  • Fear
  • Perseverance
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Fulfillment
  • Happiness
  • Alignment
  • Networking
  • Creativity

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 15, 2017
131: Fear Is NORMAL - Here's How to Not Let It STOP YOU
11:17

“It’s all about stepping in, saying yes and all of the things that come along with saying yes.”

Today I’m sharing with you where I’m at with both life and business ventures because chances are you’re going through (or have gone through) similar circumstances. This quickie is a short and direct way to help you bust through your fears, no matter how big or small yours may be at the moment.

“Sometimes you have to up level yourself and become a completely different version of yourself to accomplish your goals.”

Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten (and given) is to have full-time faith in your higher power – whatever that looks like for you.

“I never step into anything without saying a prayer. It’s about asking and knowing you are supported.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Saying yes
  • Fear
  • Outcome
  • Accomplishment
  • Goals
  • Knowing your worth
  • Energy
  • Serving others
  • Expanding
  • Your calling
  • Community
  • Tribe

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 11, 2017
130: Achieve MORE While Doing LESS with Kate Northrup
55:59

As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of Have More By Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps To Create Space For What Matters Most at katenorthrup.com Growing up on the coast of Maine, Kate always possessed the ways of a natural entrepreneur.

“My very first business was at the age of 7 with my sister. We would sell jewelry and bouquets of fresh wildflowers.”

Fast forward some years and at the age of 18, Kate was making more income than the average teenager. After graduating from Brown University in 2001, her income for such a young age was enough to prevent her from going into the “after-college-crisis” of looking for a full-time job. But that quickly changed after she moved to NYC and rapidly got herself into more than $20K worth of debt.

“I had this idea that if I acted as if I already had the income that I wanted, that somehow I magically just would. I guess I missed the part that I actually had to do something about it.”

After indulging in some self-help/self-love books (listed below), Kate came to the realization that changing her mindset around her financial situation could potentially and positively get her out of this pickle.

Perhaps if I approached my financial life with the perspective of taking care of myself in a loving way instead of a place of hard-core discipline, guilt and shame that maybe I could make some lasting changes.”

From that moment forward, she added “taking care of finances” to the list of other things that equal “taking care of thyself.”

“Keeping up with my bookkeeping was just as important as keeping up with my pedicures.”

It’s hard to pinpoint the one thing that hit home the most when talking to someone as creative and incredible as Kate, but her advice about growing no matter what stage of life or business you’re in now is something we can all learn from.

“Look at your life and your business as more of a cycle than a line. It’s like the moon that’s forever rotating or the seasons…There will always be spring after the winter.”

Finding work that you are passionate about and love is huge! It’s important to continually and consciously surround yourself with the people who see the most and the best in you. Where you spend your time the most will eventually become part of your outcome. Kate’s life and business wisdom is like the perfect package that I get to gift you all today!

“You become a clearer channel of what needs to come through you when you take care of your vessel.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Business
  • Entrepreneur
  • Networking
  • Relationship building
  • Abundance
  • Mentality
  • Finances
  • Saving
  • Spending
  • Success
  • Changing
  • Growing
  • Fear
  • Happiness
  • Transformation

Resources:

Make a life, not just a living at katenorthrup.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 08, 2017
129: COURAGE Comes Out Of THIS...
07:38

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging diversity.” – Barbara De’Angelis

I feel that the tribe I have created and continue to grow is truly my life’s mission and work. Just know that without the rain, there would never be a rainbow. You are never alone, and although there are numerous differences between each of us, there is an equal amount of similarities.

“Beautiful opportunities can also bring serious amounts of fear.” But, just remember that everything you want is on the other side of fear.

At the end of the day, all that really matters is that you are running toward your bliss.

“It’s not finding your bliss, it’s following your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Self Development
  • The Bliss Habit
  • Practice
  • Habit
  • Meditation
  • Tribe
  • Foundation
  • Courage
  • Fear
  • Resistance

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 04, 2017
128: Broke Mindset to a Mulit-millionaire Mindset with Chris and Lori Harder
59:12

This is from an episode of the For The Love Of Money podcast that I was on and I really wanted to share it with you guys! For those of you who may not my past or how it all began for her, I have the honor of sharing it with you today. Having a “money mindset” may not come naturally to everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ever create it.

“My success hasn't always been like this and I know it’s something I will continue to work on for the rest of my life because I know that once you hit one level, there is a whole other level out there that you need to strive for.” -Lori Harder

Growing up, Lori was raised in a very conservative household. At a young age she was told, “Money is the root of all evil and you only need to make enough to survive. Anything more than that is evil and greedy.” With the constant battle in her head between money isn't good vs. how does the world go ‘round without it, can you see how that would create a whirlwind for a young child just trying to “make it?” Having two very different views on the subject when we first met, Lori’s money mindset began to shift after we started to spend more time with each other.

“It was refreshing to see that you and your family thought of money as just a thing that created awesome experiences. It was something you looked forward to and were proud of yourself for earning.”

Even though Lori still had the belief that money equaled greed, she still wanted to create a better life for herself – so she made it her mission to incorporate both beliefs. Why not make money, sufficient enough to live well and financially stress free, while still giving back and be of great service to others? DING DING (light bulb goes off)!

“Money doesn’t make you greedy, I believe that it just highlights more of who you already are. It will just amplify how you were already showing up in the world.”

Moving out to the West Coast, for us, put success and wealth in a whole other category. The entrepreneur mindset and the “shameless” money personalities out here, makes the opportunities endless. There is no cap or ceiling. If you have the passion and the heart to create something and make money off it then the world is your stage! (WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD!)

I know from experience that Lori is NOT the only person to come from a family who has fearful thoughts around money. Whether you think you don’t deserve to have a lot of it, or that it’s evil, or you end up spending it faster than you truly earn it, whatever it may be, my wife and I are here today to break through some of those tough beliefs and to “give you permission” if you will, to take control of your own life and finances. Hard work should always be recognized and rewarded. You will forever be blessed if you think big and share your gifts.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Finances
  • Business
  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Abundance
  • Gratitude
  • Giving
  • Money
  • Mindset
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Worth
  • Survival

Resources:

  • Earn Your Happy Podcast
  • For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 01, 2017
127: Gratification Won't Be Enough To Last, You're Missing This
15:38

“Life doesn’t get less busy.”

If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that if I don’t start doing the things that I enjoy, right here and right now, then I’m never going to do them. Quit using the “whens” as excuses. You know, the “Oh, I’ll do that WHEN this is finished, or WHEN the kids are away” etc. Life doesn’t slow down and it most definitely doesn’t stop. You – and only you – are the one who can fit in the fun things for yourself. Because even after your “whens” are accomplished, there will be another task waiting just around the corner. So let’s start fitting them in NOW!

“Stop postponing your joy.”

Life happens and there are definitely things that take priority over others, but keeping your soul happy must be at the top of your list if you’re looking for that everlasting gratification. I’m challenging you to start this week – a minimum of 45 minutes a week to do something that makes your soul smile. Follow that one thing that has been pulling at your heart strings. (For me, it’s my guitar…no pun intended.)

“The ones that say there’s no time to play are the ones who need to play the most.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Personal challenges
  • Gratification
  • Time Management
  • Affirmations
  • Gratitude
  • Being Present
  • Boundaries
  • Bucket Lists
  • Showing up
  • Resistance
  • Planning
  • Playing

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 27, 2017
126: How to EXPLORE and DEEPEN Your SPIRITUAL STORY with Suzanne Adams (Correct Interview)
53:41

Suzanne Adams is a best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and contributor to The Huffington Post that is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfillment and joy! Suzanne was a speaker at the 2016 Hay House World Summit and is so excited to share with you her secrets to help attract happiness and freedom into your life! Suzanne is thrilled to be leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves to share her secrets to success with you through her books, digital courses, and inspirational talks.

“My mission to my awakening and spirituality came from me first looking for happiness and joy in all the wrong places from a very young age.”

Suzanne begins by telling us that she spent most of her life at “surface level happiness,” the type of happiness where you pretend everything is all good while fitting into a box that everyone else wants you to fit in. But when she recognized that the beauty of life goes much deeper than the surface, her mission began.

“I was searching for my romantic relationships and career advancements and everything else through validations. It just didn't feel good.”

Spiraling from surface level happiness to depression, Suzanne knew that she was on this Earth to do much bigger things than this, but where would she begin and how would she get there? It was in this time that she began her shift.

“Being aware means you are aware of who you are and that you are worthy of all your desires.”

Hearing Suzanne share her journey to a spiritual and awakened life was magical. Her energy and positivity is magnetic. Her advice and motivation is the perfect push we all need to take the step from an okay, average life to an extraordinary one! Being spiritually awakened is a beautiful thing that we are all meant to experience – no matter who or what your higher power means to you.

“Meditation is listening, and prayer is meant for asking.”

With tips on how to ask and receive and just about everything in between, her book (listed below) is an awesome place start. Suzanne brings life to guidance and connection in her interview today, as if she is the little light bulb in all of our heads turning on and pushing us to find the deeper meaning of why we are here and the start to our journey.

“We are all here on a mission, no one is meant to just sail through life.”

In the Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Energy
  • Showing up
  • Value
  • Money
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Happiness
  • Awakenings
  • Spirituality
  • Shifts
  • Mission
  • Purpose
  • Worth
  • Prayer

Resources:

Visit suzanneadamsinc.com for more on self-love and to find your truth in a fun and magical way! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 24, 2017
125: Why Loving Money Is A Good Thing - Juicy Money Talk w/ My Husband Chris Harder & Money Myth Busting
19:43

I am honored to have my husband, Chris Harder, with me on today’s episode! For those of you who don’t know, or may not have tuned in yet, Chris’s very own podcast “For the Love of Money” is totally killing it on iTunes! He’s here today to share some juicy info about it.

“I started my podcast after my journey of reading 30 books in 30 days because I realized that the key and common thread to happiness, success, business, wealth etc. is giving!"

There has been a lot of stereotypical views and opinions about people with wealth, but the saying “money is greed,” couldn’t be farther from the truth. As Chris says, “There will be a bad egg here and there,” but from our very own experience, some of the wealthiest people are also the most giving!

“The more you give, the more you get back.”

Whatever your thing may be, your passion, you are very much capable of reaching it and then some! Don’t just stop at the dream or the thought, make plans and take action! Chris and I love sharing our relationship insights and what works for us when it comes to growing together – instead of apart. With more than 10 years of marriage, through all the ups and downs, it’s a beautiful thing to see BOTH of our lives and businesses growing in the same direction as each other’s. Make sure that when you step into your happiness that your person steps in, too.

“Don’t be afraid of your rock bottoms, they force you to take action!”

Bonus: Find out how and why Chris read 30 books in 30 days, the impact it had on his career and the start of his amazing podcast!

In This Episode You Will Hear About

  • Business
  • Money
  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Giving
  • Happiness
  • Dreams
  • Taking Action
  • Personal Development
  • Relationships
  • Growing

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 20, 2017
124: Grocery Shopping and Food Secrets for YOUR BEST BODY with Maria Marlowe
40:21

Maria Marlowe helps busy women improve their health, lose weight, and/or clear up and age-proof their skin by guiding them to develop healthy eating and living habits that actually stick.

Her approach uses humor to break down the latest nutritional science, her tone is always non-judgmental, and her philosophy for health centers on real, whole foods and reducing stress. She is the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide (May 2017), and the Creator of EatBEAUTY, a 90-day plan for reversing acne naturally, and EatHEALTHY, a 4-week meal plan to simplify your time in the kitchen without compromising nutrition. Maria has been featured or appeared on various media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, CBS, NBC, and more.

Growing up in the typical American family, health and wellness were not the main focus. By the time Maria was 18, she found herself unwell with ailments that she couldn't quite figure out.

“I visited the gynecologist and dermatologist, but didn't get any answers I was looking for. Long story short, I decided to change my diet, and my health drastically changed too.”

Finally feeling better – better than ever – Maria took herself down a “nutrition rabbit hole” as she called it, to become knowledgeable enough to help and serve others in the same boat.

“After I got better, I thought to myself, ‘How come nobody teaches us this stuff?’”

Shortly into her schooling, realizing just how much food affects one’s mood, athletic performance, skin, brain power, personality etc., the topic quickly became her passion.

“As a young adult, I had acne so bad that there were some days I wouldn’t leave the house. It was amazing to see how my skin changed too, once I began eating clean.”

Now, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Maria’s main focus is to help people clean up their eating habits to create long-term achievable health goals. The power of clean eating and how it greatly and directly affects our body and life is really quite incredible! I’m sure we’re all a little guilty when it comes to the reasoning behind “why we eat healthy.” For a better looking body…duh. But to be honest, what it does for the INSIDE, for your mood and brain etc. is the driving factor for me. The outer effect of eating well is just the bonus. On today’s episode, Maria shares awesome and healthy eating tips and habits (including drinks/foods that will lower stress levels.) Her way of coaching is simplistic and obtainable, making just about anyone want to dive in and start working on a better you – right away!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Weight
  • Nutrition
  • Plant-based
  • Eating
  • Recipes
  • Skin
  • Habits
  • Goals
  • Mood
  • Performance

Resources:

For delicious healthy recipes, downloadable meal plans, and actionable wellness tips, head to mariamarlowe.com or follow her on Instagram @mariamarlowe Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 17, 2017
123: How To FIND OUT What YOUR STRUGGLE is Telling YOU!
09:56

“The actual journey is a lot different than what people think.”

Let’s be honest here. We all want something better, or something we don’t have and that’s fine because contrary to what anyone says, it’s all eventually achievable!

“It comes down to consistency, faith and the willingness to show up!”

From time to time, especially depending on the severity of the situation, we tend to think we were dealt an “unlucky hand.” But what we are failing to realize is that every mess has a message! Every one of these life tests is FOR YOU!

“It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.”

The person or situation that is testing you most is the one that’s going to help strengthen you – and your muscles. Instead of negative outlooks, view each situation as a gift to become stronger (mentally or physically, whatever your biggest struggle may be in this moment). Like the old saying says, “Nothing in life worth having is going to be easy to obtain.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Evolution
  • Soul
  • Why are we here?
  • Life
  • Thoughts
  • Struggles
  • Messages
  • Failure
  • Trial and error
  • Growing
  • Bonus
  • Consistency
  • Asking

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 13, 2017
122: Live Your KICKASS LIFE - How to LET GO of Blocks and SHAME with Andrea Owen
56:23

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing to practice courage instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice and writing her second book, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason.

She’s also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain.” Around 2003, when Andrea was first exposed and becoming aware of life-coaches/coaching, she knew she’d found her path.

Having lived a pretty “charmed” life as she called it, she wasn't sure how she could be a life coach without any extraordinary life circumstances or tragedies to be able to share and relate to. Having said that, a few short years later as Andrea and her then-husband were trying to have their first baby, she found out about his affair with the neighbor and a resulting pregnancy from that (talk about her first traumatic event! GEEZ!).

Just when you think “what could be worse?” Andrea picked herself up and launched herself back into the dating world. Moving onto the next man who she thought was Mr. Right, she later found out about his addictive drug habits and how she had been conned out of more than $8,000 during their 9-month relationship. Oh, and she was pregnant. Looking back and telling her story with us, Andrea now shares how she believed this all may have come to be.

“The common denominator of my circumstances was me. What was I attracting in my life? What had I tolerated? What had I ignored my intuition about?”

Digging herself out of the rut like a strong, powerhouse woman would, Andrea skipped the “victim” role and instead went to taking radical responsibility for her life! (YOU GO GIRL!) Expressing her feelings about her rock-bottom years wasn’t easy, but Andrea found the message in all of her mess and shares with us some of the very first steps on how she started over.

“I wrote down 10 things I was grateful for, and it was actually pretty easy. Despite a few things, let’s be honest…I still had a very privileged life.”

Fun fact: You cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. No matter what has happened previously, you can’t let your past define you. Andrea is the perfect example of someone who has had hardship(s) in her life, but has still come out on top! You must envision your future. Draw it out, pray for it and hustle until it becomes your reality.

“Controlling and perfectionism were two of my biggest nemesis, but I had to learn the balance between taking responsibility and also for letting go and self-compassion.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Practice
  • Courage
  • Confidence
  • Connecting
  • Life
  • Coaching
  • Intuition
  • Attracting
  • Manifesting
  • Gratitude
  • Letting go

Resources:

If you’re ready to say HELL YES, go to yourkickasslife.com for more on Andrea! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 10, 2017
121: Move Your Goals, FAST!
20:33

A great way to get present is through breathing. (In through your nose, out through your mouth.) Pay attention to what you hear in these moments… What are you feeling? What are you grateful for today?

I am so excited to announce the launch of my 12-Week Bliss Habit eCourse! Thousands of women have completed this course and have incorporated the lessons learned into their ongoing life journey of creating their own bliss. The first step to being the CEO of your life is to take action, and the Bliss Habit is an amazing way to start with an even more amazing tribe of thousands of women who have your back!

“Even coaches need coaches.”

I am such an advocate of continuous learning, and I truly believe that the bits and pieces we gather from all types of coaches is knowledge that we wouldn’t be able to learn on our own.

“I want someone to measure my goals and hold me accountable. I forgot how good it feels to set a goal and then make yourself AND them proud.”

Today’s quickie is a just glimpse into a few of the many reasons I am a firm believer in coaches. Whether it’s a smaller goal like weight loss/learning to play guitar or a major goal, such as opening a business and making a million dollars per year, each of these things requires a coach, am I right?!

"Coaches use your time effectively and efficiently, which allows you to get laser focused on exactly what you want to do.”

In this Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Being Present
  • Gratitude Practice
  • Breath
  • The Bliss Habit
  • Taking Action
  • Coaching
  • Goals
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Mastermind

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 06, 2017
120: AGE PROOF Your MONEY and HEALTH with Jean Chatzky
42:53

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the TODAY Show’s financial expert, and has appeared on The View, Live!, Morning Joe, The Talk and Oprah among others. Her most recent book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip was written with the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen to explain the vital connection between health and wealth — giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.

Graduating college and all “gung-ho” as she calls it, to become a journalist, Jean got her first job at a magazine called Working Woman. Recognizing that business journalism was more her speed, Jean took some time away from Working Woman and designed her own path/detour. She went on to cooking school (interesting, right?) and did some freelance work, landing her on Wall Street (the business capital of the world!).

Finally dipping her toes into the business world water, Jean had found her niche. Her experience and stock research duties on Wall Street led her to many more business/financial opportunities, which include work with personal finance magazines, becoming the Financial Editor on The Today Show, and also writing books along the way.

“I am honored and love working in so many different jobs. It’s like I’m able to put all the information into different formats. I absolutely love reporting!”

Jean is a total financial powerhouse! Her tips and advice that she shares on today’s podcast may be just the thing some of you need to hear. Over the years, I’ve learned that feeling financially secure and stable is a huge part of one’s happiness, so any time I can share tips or have a guest on with expert advice, that’s what I do!

“Financially limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes. Some of us don’t believe we deserve it while others are too fearful to dive into it, believing that money is too confusing, even though once you dive in and just start, you’re 99% there.”

“It’s actually very motivating once you visit your savings account after a while, and see what you have accumulated. It’s almost like, ‘I can do this! I’m a saver!’” I

f you eventually want the stability, it’s not rocket science. Just do ONE thing and save a little bit more. And it won’t hurt to start incorporating one of Jean’s powerful but simple mantras:

“Control what you can control.” Jean coaches us that we all have the ultimate say in what we choose – with both money and health. If you don’t like something, you can choose something better. You can choose to save a little bit more in your savings account. You can choose to eat a little bit healthier. You can also choose to let go of the things you can’t control and know that in the end it will be OK.

Finally, remember that focusing and fine-tuning our finances is a constant thing. Big changes don’t necessarily happen overnight. Start small, put habits in place, and you may find that both your wealth (and health) will benefit.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Journalism
  • Writing
  • Finances
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hard Work
  • Business
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Finding Your Passion
  • Loan Debt
  • Money
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Automatic Savings

Resources:

Visit Jean at jeanchatzky.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 03, 2017
119: The RECIPE for SUCCESS
13:08

“There is an exact recipe for everything. Whether it is your body, success, creating a business etc…” -Tony Robbins

We are all chefs today, here on Earn Your Happy! Looking for the recipe to all of the above?! Yeah…ME TOO!

Have you ever heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen?” Not this time, baby! I’m here to invite all you cooks out there, to muster up the most beautiful lie recipe, possible.

Let's take cupcakes (as a metaphor) for example, of course the quality of ingredients matters, but thats a learning lesson. Give and take, trial and error. I’m most concerned about the intensity you are baking at!

“What is the temperature you are baking at? We can all make cupcakes, but what is the enthusiasm level in which you are selling them at? If you aren't sharing with the world how rad your cupcakes are, how well would your bake sale go?!”

“People need what you have, they want to be fed these cupcakes!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • The Bliss Habit e-course
  • Blocks in Life
  • Fears
  • Perseverance
  • Connections
  • Tribes
  • Willingness
  • Quality

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 30, 2017
118: Change Your Life in 5 Minutes A Day with Rosie Acosta
01:00:15

An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating who turned into a Yoga + Meditation teacher and is now changing lives…

Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.

Rosie Acosta is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. Certified Nutritionist + Life Coach and Founder of Radically Loved Yoga Health and Wellness.

In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives.

Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher trainings. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga.

She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. Most recently, she is working on a book about Yoga and Meditation. As Rosie mentions in her bio, she was raised in East LA in the 90’s. As you may not know, that was a high-time for gang violence in Los Angeles.

“Reading and researching back to that time, there were about 450-500 different gangs around my area. I was raised in an environment of fear. Hearing gun shots daily, was a very normal thing.”

Not only growing up in the pure neighborhood chaos, but Rosie was also personally raised in an alcoholic household. Not knowing at the time of course, but all of which has turned her into an insanely independent, radical human being! She takes us back to her days of stressful events, anxiety-ridden habits and her depressed surroundings. Like most of the kids/teens her age in the area, Rosie got caught up in drugs and alcohol, skipping class and unethical behavior.

“I was quickly becoming a product of my environment.”

At the young age of 6, Rosie witnessed her first drive by shooting. Having to self-regulate to calm her nerves, she reminisces on how she remembered her breathing technique in that moment and how it soon became a part of her daily habits. Having developed anxiety and panic attacks, this breathing-form became a norm…rapidly. Fast forwarding into her late-teens/early 20’s, Rosie took it upon herself to get healthy. No extra “push” no pressure, just the shear desire to be better.

“A friend of mine suggested I run a marathon, but I hated running. I thought to myself 'The only time I remember running, was away from something…most likely the authority.'

Going to school full-time, working full-time and indulging herself, headfirst into yoga teacher training, Rosie was a busy young girl to say the least. Rosie’s whirl-wind background is extremely inspiring and powerful. She has made something out of nothing, and continues to go above and beyond in her life and work.

“We are all born with limitless potential, we all have a place in this world, it is part of our journey to be radically curious, radically inspired and be radically loved.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Overcoming fear
  • Curiosity
  • Perseverance
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Breathing technical
  • Self regulation
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Resources:

Looking for radical life changes? (pun intended) head to radicallyloved.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 27, 2017
117: Don't BLOCK Your BLESSINGS
13:29

Naturally, especially as woman (although this most definitely can go both ways,) we tend to deflect compliments, which I translate into “blocking your blessings.”

Today’s quickie is all about receiving. Accepting and fully embodying what it feels like to be love and be loved.

“If someone goes out of their way to compliment you and you deflect it, you may actually be hurting them.”

As you know, giving compliments is a brave task. It can be used to break the ice on a first date, or a way to get attention from someone you admire etc…So just as much as it is brave to GIVE the compliment, it is equally as brave if not more, to fully RECEIVE the compliment.

“By not accepting a compliment, you are blocking the fact that someone observes something amazing in you and they are wanting to celebrate with you.”

As humans, who want to remain “humble,” we try to either turn the compliment completely around and end up complimenting them OR we tend to neutralize the compliment but putting negative talk around it.

“Accepting a compliment is a self-love practice!”

Stop having to have a reason for why you do something good for yourself. Knowing you are worth it, is reason enough!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Self love
  • Practices
  • Blessing
  • Blocks
  • Complimenting
  • Accepting
  • Receiving
  • Deflecting
  • Knowing your worth

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 23, 2017
116: Make Your Passion Your Online Platform from a Fitness Influencer and Entrepreneur Amanda Bucci
54:21

Starting out in the fitness world doing Body Building competitions, Amanda shares with us how it all began.

“I started doing fitness because I wanted to look better and feel better, like anybody else.”

Always having a passion for working out and staying fit, Amanda needed the extra push to level up her mindset and her gym routine, if she wanted to reach her goals.

Going back and forth on different meal plans and diets was her lifestyle for a bit until she began what is called “flexible dieting.”

It is essentially basic nutrition put into your daily practice in terms of changing your body composition. Depending on what your body goals are, either to put on muscle or to lose body fat, there are plenty of ways to do so and to do so HEALTHILY, which Amanda is a prime example of!

At the young age of only 23, Amanda is already such an amazing influencer for both the young & older generation! Having an immense following on social media, has made it possible for her to reach her 400k+ followers in an impactful way.

“It is not about focusing on your number of followers, it is about spreading a message that people connect to. People want to see how what you’re doing can connect to their life to make it better.”

Not only is she knowledgable in the fitness aspect, but after much hard work in the business, her marketing and social media tips and strategies, are the bomb! Speaking with her today, I felt as if I were speaking with someone my own age. Her insights are incredible and inspiring. She is a complete powerhouse!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Fitness
  • Wellness
  • Body Building
  • Training
  • Competition
  • Meal Planning
  • Mindset
  • Flexible Dieting
  • Macros
  • Social Media
  • Business
  • Consistency

Resources:

Loving Amanda’s podcast interview and wanting more? Head to amandabucci.com and youtube.com/amandabuccifit to check out more of her amazing stuff! You can even follow her on Instagram @amandabuccifit

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 20, 2017
115: Get Out From Under The GRIP of Your NEGATIVE STORIES
13:41

Coming back from last weekends 3-days of bliss, I wanted to share one of the most important topics I touched on at the event… "Getting rid of the negative story about yourself.” If you truly observe and listen to those around you, especially your tribe, you’ll come to know that SO many of us share that same struggle or “story.”

“When you become vulnerable enough to tell this story to others and let your walls down, something beautiful is going to happen!”

Releasing these stories will take a weight off your shoulders like you’ll never believe. You’ll begin to grow and elevate in ways you didn't even know were possible and who knows who you may influence around you while you do it…it’s a win/win situation. I

t is time to recognize the difference between stories you may have adopted from the people around you and the stories that you, yourself truly believe in.

You can ALWAYS choose again.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Clarity
  • Your “story”
  • Self talk
  • Mindset
  • Forgiveness
  • Tribe
  • Support
  • Letting go
  • Perception
  • Affirmations

Resources:

  • theblissproject.info

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 16, 2017
114: What You Can Learn from 3,500 Interviews with Thought Leaders with Corey Poirier
37:29

Corey has interviewed, worked with, and spoke with over 3,500 thought leaders including Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, and Chalene Johnson just to name a few.

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 13, 2017
113: LIVE EVENT BLISS PROJECT Panel Q&A with Lori Harder, Lindsay Sukornyk, Tara Romano, and Brittany Brown
37:02

This episode is from the Panel Question and Answer session from my live event this past weekend, The Bliss Project. The panel was made up of myself, Lindsay Sukornyk from Alive and Awake, Tara Romano from Tone And Tease, and Brittany Brown from Beating Binge Eating.

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 09, 2017
112: Shamanism and Coming Out Of The "Spiritual" Closet with Alyson Charles
56:42

Alyson Charles may not look like your image of a Shaman, but this former national champion athlete’s meditation program was the cover story in Marie Claire Magazine July 2016 issue. Her ability to heal and share ancient, sacred knowledge and divine energy with others has also won her accolades from Oprah, who named hers a "Top Meditation to Try.”

Charles is also a top-rated radio and TV host who works and partners with many fellow CEOs and celebrities. Since being called to the Shamanic practice, Alyson has become internationally known and shares her Rockstar Shaman story of awakening, clairvoyant readings and top methods and practices around the globe at speaking engagements, TV shoots, events and healing retreats. She has even headlined at New York Comedy Club.

Alyson has worked with renowned brands, including: Oprah, The New York Times, Forbes, Marie Claire, ELLE, Nat Geo Channel, Bloomingdales, ABC Radio, SAMSUNG, Amazon, Yahoo, and many more. Growing up in a small town in the Mid West, Alyson’s upbringing was very fitness-driven.

I ran my first road race before the age of 3!”

Being exposed at an early age to acupuncture and hypnotherapy, holistic practices were nothing out of the ordinary to Alyson. Although she was in touch with the holistic and spiritual way, she says it all tied in to her love for running and staying healthy.

“I truly feel like I was made to become a long distance runner, to connect to Earth and my physical vessel, quicker.”

Fast forwarding to the future (present day) Alyson enlightens us with the knowledge and true meaning of a Shaman and her personal Shamanism ways/beliefs.

“Within my Shamanism, I am very connected to Mother Earth, our planet Earth. I ground down into her and she rises up into me.”

Alyson shares beautiful, holistic and spiritual knowledge to awaken our spirits and allow us to connect to a higher power, whatever that may mean for you personally.

She is insightful and inspiring. truly unstoppable. I am honored today, to bring Alyson onto my podcast to spread stories of her miracles, love and light!

“If you want to do something good for planet Earth, then tend to YOU. Tend to your own inner frequencies and vibration. That is the greatest gift you can give so you can emit that light and love.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Divine powers
  • Shamanism
  • Gifts
  • Healing
  • Meditation
  • Energy
  • Clairvoyant
  • Spirituality
  • Frequencies
  • Vibration

Resources:

  • To soak in more love, joy, blessings and alignments with your soul visit alysoncharles.com!

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 06, 2017
111: What's On The OTHER Side of FEAR?
08:27

Like the old saying, “You are what you eat,” the same applies to “You are what you think.”

One of my favorite quotes that I have read lately is by the genius himself, Albert Einstein. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Why you ask? Because knowledge is “what is.” It’s the study of factual things and events, but imagination…it’s a world of endless possibilities, it’s the ability to make your dreams a reality.

As I prepare for the Bliss Project (which is in less than 24 hours!!) that quote holds a special place in my heart as I create the content to change and ROCK over 350 women’s worlds this weekend!

Anyone can teach knowledge and facts but the Bliss event came out of something I personally desired and imagined. It came from a place I wish existed, so I made it exist!It is a safe place to meet and connect with a tribe, unapologetically as yourself! So…as living proof that you can make anything a reality, I am here to shout it from the rooftop, that everything you want in life is on the other side of fear! No one said it would be easy, but let me tell you…once you get to the other side, the feeling is beyond anything that you could possible imagine.

“Inspiration for me is something I seek out, every single day. I want to be surrounded by it.” - Lori Harder

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Inspiration
  • The good stuff
  • Focus
  • Mindset
  • Thoughts
  • Positivity
  • Possibilites
  • Imagination
  • Knowledge
  • Tribe
  • Safe Place
  • The Bliss Project

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 02, 2017
110: Secrets to Attracting and Mastering Relationships with Rachel DeAlto
52:41

Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, author, and spokesperson. She believes that relationships are the foundation of everything, and it is essential to learn to navigate those relationships with great communication, a sense of perspective, and self-awareness.

Rachel believes in the art of communication, and its inherent value in all aspects of your life. She developed her communications expertise through an undergraduate degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and later as a practicing trial attorney after receiving her Juris Doctorate at Seton Hall University School of Law.

She has also received professional training as a certified coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is a certified hypnotherapist via the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists (IACT).

Rachel is a featured relationship expert on FYI’s Married at First Sight and Second Chances. Rachel has also appeared on a multitude of media outlets and is also a frequent TEDx speaker.

Coming from a law background, coaching one’s love life was kind of something that Rachel sort of “feel into.” Continuing her education to become a coach, Rachel once again went back to school, but this time for the polar-opposite subject…love.

“Relationship coaching came from my natural desire to help people, as did being a lawyer”

As one of my favorite topics to talk about (love and relationships) I got some juicy details out of Rachel! She opens up to us about frequently asked questions in her field along with helpful tips and advice to not only FIND love, but to KEEP love. As powerful women AND men, it’s important to know that “the more you are, the more you expect,” when it comes to finding the one. Understand that the “intimidation factor” is also real, it is very real ladies and gentlemen! Having it all and looking the part to match, isn’t always the easiest to approach. Finding love takes just as much effort on your end, as it does theirs.

“I feel like expectations can kind-of be a killer. You can have desires, but don’t expect every man you meet to live up to them.”

Rachel also shares with us one of the first steps she goes through with her clients. “I ask them what are the four things they look for in someone that they couldn't live without? I only give them four!”

“No one is perfect, but it's more about finding someone who fits with you perfectly.”

Looking to find love? Or maybe enhance your current relationship with some extra fire?! Tune in for some of the greatest love advice I’ve ever heard!

Rachel is the real deal y’all…you can thank me later ;)

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Relationships
  • Love
  • Partnership
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Finding “the one”
  • Patience
  • Dating
  • Self-awareness
  • Getting clear
  • Expectations

Resources:

If you agree that it is time to have the love life that you deserve, you can find more from Rachel at racheldealto.com and also @racheldealto on social media! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Feb 27, 2017
109: Learn The Secret Handshake With The Universe
15:47

Just when you start to feel overwhelmed (and trust me, we've all felt that way, you are not alone!) Remember that there is always some part of the day or the task that you can be grateful for.

Only 7 days out from my biggest event of the year and believe me when I say…I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. But instead of sinking into the dark hole, my weeks mantra is, “I love that I get to do this!” I can’t even imagine not hosting the Bliss Project. “It is like I would not be fulfilling my life’s calling.”

Be conscious and aware that every experience that comes your way is an opportunity. An opportunity to choose love and bliss or to grow and overcome!

You can’t “be jealous” of what others have, if you aren't willing to put in the work for it. To go through it and to GROW through it.

“Visualization is like a secret handshake with the universe.”

Seeing your future, and visualizing/planning your future is the key to creating a life you have always dreamed of. The faster you say YES to your dreams, the faster your blessings will appear. It is about stepping straight into your fear, and letting faith take it from there!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Empowerment
  • Fulfillment
  • Mantras
  • Life’s work
  • Taking action
  • Daily habits
  • Opportunity
  • Overcome
  • Growth
  • Visualization

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Feb 23, 2017
108: Tips for GORGEOUS Glowing SKIN Naturally with Dr. Trevor Cates
40:04

Dr. Trevor Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She is also known, as “The Spa Dr.,” and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is host of THE SPA DR. Podcast. Dr. Cates believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Her new book Clean Skin from Within will be released in March 2017. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin. 

Dr. Cates shares with us, that as a young child she was always sick. Whether it were allergies or a low immune system, her parents were on the hunt to find the right doctors and right treatments to help cure Trevor. It wasn't until they finally landed in the Holistic Doctors office, that Trevor found the answers. From that point on, she knew she wanted to study natural medicine, to help people with their same problems. Attending and graduating from the Naturopathic Medical School in 2000, Dr. Cates has been practicing ever since. Her name “The Spa Dr.” arose from working in several world-renown spas. Although the spa members were coming in for other treatments like weight-loss, her cliental were beginning to notice that by eating healthier, they were also clearing their skin. It’s a win, win!

“I truly believe that good skin comes from 80% dietary choices and 20% what you put on your skin.”

And for us avocado lovers out there, Dr. Cates tells us that avocados are one of the top foods for good skin, along with 6-8 glasses of water per day! Be sure to checkout her NEW book, “Clean Skin From Within” you can even order yours today, with the link below. I mean…who doesn’t want naturally glowing skin!?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Skin
  • Beauty
  • Nutrition
  • Holistic medicine
  • Internal health
  • External health
  • Naturopathic
  • Water

Resources:

For more tips and treatments for glowing skin go to thespadr.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Feb 20, 2017
107: THIS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY!
10:59

"What keeps me happy, is moving. Moving forward in any form."

It is important to pick the area that you want to have progress in, first.

I truly believe that by feeling good health wise, it will fully support all of the other things that you want to focus on. Maybe it's not like you to grow two things at once, and that's fine! Being true to yourself and being able to recognize that you work better with one sole focus, is absolutely okay.

"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new." -Socrates

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Focus
  • Creating a clearing
  • Planning
  • Business
  • Mindset
  • Progress
  • Goals
  • Blocks

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Feb 16, 2017
106: Life Lesson From 15,000+ People That Will Make You Happier with Amy Newmark
46:42

Publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark was a writer, speaker, Wall Street analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications for more than 30 years. Today she is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, when Amy, her husband, and an investor group bought the company from its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, she has published more than 100 new books, doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today.

As publisher, Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. She redesigned the look of the book covers and interiors, and changed the format of the title so that the books can cover topics of interest to today’s readers. This has led to national bestsellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 21-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant, and still part of the social zeitgeist.

Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. During her junior and senior years, she researched and wrote a thesis about popular, spoken-word poetry in Brazil, which involved living in Brazil for several months, traveling throughout its impoverished northeast region, and meeting with poets and writers to collect their stories. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting poetry “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories and poems “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Amy works alongside her husband, Bill Rouhana, CEO and fellow co-owner of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She and Bill are the proud parents of four grown children and in her limited spare time, Amy enjoys visiting them, hiking, and reading books that she did not have to edit.

Once taking over the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, Amy and her partners have extended the company much further than just books. Can you believe they even have the top-line of dog and cat food!? They care about their pets just as much as they do themselves.

Amy is an incredible example of a powerhouse business woman. Just listening to her speak, it is obvious she is passionate about her work and it most definitely shows in the outcome!

“Continuously reading all the stories in our books reminds me how grateful I should be for everything in my own life because I am exposed now, to what other people go through.”

She teaches us how important it is to realize how lucky you are and how each and every one of us is here to serve and help those in need.

“I find that the one thing that connects most of the stories I have read, is people saying 'I had no idea I was capable of this. I had no idea I had this much strength.'”

She was a great reminder for me today, that we all already have the tools we need within us. “We can all be our own mechanics of our lives!”

In this Episode You May Learn About:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • Branding
  • Hardwork
  • Perseverance
  • Experiences
  • Vulnerability
  • Stories
  • Self-Empowerment

Resources:

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series
  • Simply Happy by: Amy Newmark
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes TV show
  • Project Dad TV show

You can catch Amy Tweeting away on Twitter @AmyNewmark or go to see it all at chickensoup.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Feb 13, 2017
105: STOP SUFFERING Over Your FEARS
09:36

"We teach what we need the most”

Planning for my largest event of the year, The Bliss Project, coming up next month, I have been overwhelmed with emotion and planning but at the same time, I wouldn’t trade this time of year for anything!

“No matter where you are in your journey, you elevate! You set goals of what’s next and what’s scary. What else can I do? And how else can I grow?”

We’ve all had the attack of the “You’r not smart enough” or “You’re not good enough” monster (which I am having right now,) but then I remember…this is EXACTLY why I do what I do and preach what I preach.

“Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.”

-Paulo Coelho

So as I sat here today, equally as excited as I am scared, please know that you are NOT alone with your feelings. You are not doing life alone and you are not dreaming alone!

“Turn your face back towards the sun and you will immediately be helped, if you just ask for it!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Retreats
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Planning
  • Fear
  • Blocks
  • Gratitude
  • Being present
  • Growth

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Feb 09, 2017
104: How YOU and YOUR FAMILY Can Become MONEY SAVVY FAST with Adam Carroll
57:27

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader in the field of financial education. He’s presented at over 600 college and university campuses, hundreds of leadership symposiums and countless local and regional events. Adam's TEDx talk at the London Business School has been viewed over half a million times on YouTube, and his work in financial education led to the crowd-funding and release of the student loan documentary Broke, Busted & Disgusted, coming out on Netflix this December. He is the author of Winning The Money Game and The Money Savvy Student, and the founder of MoneySavvy.com. Graduating from college quit some time ago, Adam ended up not only with a diploma but with a ton of student debt.

“While I was there, I lived like a rich college student, like most kids do today. But realized the error in my ways when I quickly became a broke professional.”

Luckily for Adam, meeting his girlfriend (and his now wife) during his senior year of college, they collectively put their heads together and found a way to blast through all of their debt, two years into their marriage!

“She told me 'Get rid of your debt or I have to get rid of you'”

It then occurred to him, that it is really quite simple to eliminate debt, and why wouldn’t he start to share his money savvy tips with everyone else? So he began teaching his methodology.

“My wife and I lived off of one of our salaries and used the other to while away our debt.”

Writing his first book, Winning the Money Game, led him to speaking opportunities on college campuses, which then again led him to a great opportunity to create a documentary coming soon to NETFLIX! (I cant wait to watch it!)

Adam is also in the midst of creating a course focused on “Raising Money Savvy Kids.” He believes that as parents and elders, it is our job to mold their minds at a young age on how they can win this money war and eliminate future debt. The perfect podcast to light the money flame underneath you and the most easy-to-use tips, to becoming debt free!

Free yourself, to be yourself -Adam Carroll

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Finances
  • Business
  • Money
  • Savings
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Salary
  • Credit
  • Income
  • Debt

Resources:

  • Winning the Money Game by: Adam Carroll
  • The Money Savvy Student by: Adam Carroll
  • Broke, Busted & Disgusted COMING SOON TO NETFLIX
  • Raising Money Savvy Kids Course COMING SOON

An amazing gold-mine of tangible things that can help you start saving now! Head on over to moneysavvy.com to check out Adam’s latest and greatest books and tips.

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Feb 06, 2017
103: BECOME Who YOU WANT To Be
09:42

No matter who you are or what you have to share with the world, we all question ourselves, it’s human nature. But when we can (and we can) get passed those “insecurities” and doubt, that’s when the magic happens! It is all about showing up, putting yourself out there and the willingness to at least try.

“Our soul is only here to create experiences for itself, so it can become what it was destined to be.”

Act as if and you will become.

“Live less out of habit and more out of intent.”

In This episode You Will Learn About:

  • Connections
  • Networking
  • Masterminds
  • Willingness
  • Showing up
  • Mindset

Resources:

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Feb 02, 2017
102: How Yoga Can Show You Who You Really Are with Tara Stiles
47:13

Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala. Thousands of Guides lead Strala classes around the world in studios, gyms, and health clubs, and Strala is practiced by a very large online community in nearly 100 countries. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its practices of ease and connection are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals everywhere. Tara teams up with W Hotels, bringing Strala Yoga and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She collaborated with Reebok to create the Reebok Yoga lifestyle range, and has authored several best-selling books, including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, and Strala Yoga, all translated and published in many languages. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines. Tara supports the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to more than 30,000 participating schools. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Tara comes from a background filled with meditation and dance. A simple and fulfilling childhood.

“You could even say my parents were straight-edge hippies.”

Having a ballet instructor who was ahead of the curve, a mixture of yoga and meditation had been brought into her classic learning from early on.

I didn't ever think it would become my career though, I always thought I would go study Business or Science.”

In the late 90’s Tara had moved to New York and naturally began to share her gift of yoga, meditation and personal peace. Not even realizing that her simple practices could one day teach and serve.

“It’s truly about you feeling better, its not about being “good” at yoga or meditation.”

Due in just a few short weeks with her first child, this new mommy-to-be shares with us that the biggest lesson her nugget has already taught her (and she's not even born yet) is to slow down…simply put.

“You have to learn the difference between being productive and just being busy. It is possible to do more with less energy.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Personal peace
  • Simplicity
  • Empowerment
  • Ease & Flow
  • Mindset
  • Feeling better
  • Positivity
  • Slowing down

Resources:

Be strong, focused and ridiculously happy from the inside out at tarastiles.com and stralayoga.com! Or follow the mommy-to-be on Instagram @tarastiles

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Jan 30, 2017
101 How To Make Friends With Your FEAR
17:09

"Nothing is good or bad, it just is.”

After pulling my back (trying to move a couch to film my monthly workouts,) which not only effects my career as a fitness professional but also tampers with my everyday happiness, it has taken me the last few days to find my message in this “mess.” I wanted so badly to stay angry for being immobile all weekend but instead, I did a whole lot of praying and took this all as the message to slow the heck down!

“In order to fully grow, to fully evolve and to fully understand our journey, we must welcome it all.”

We must quit being so fearful and just allow things to be. Take the time today to feel how you WANT to feel, say what you WANT to say, and do what you WANT to do. Quit letting O.P.O’s (Other People Opinions) block you. So, how do you get from the beginning to the end, you ask? You go THROUGH…it all. Don’t make fear & pain your home.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Inspiration
  • Mindset
  • Setbacks
  • Recovery
  • Ying & Yang
  • Flow
  • Being-ness
  • Resistance
  • Persistence
  • Feedback

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Jan 26, 2017
100: Relationship and Business Q&A with my Husband, Chris Harder
47:35

He's baaaack! Back by popular demand is my husband, Chris Harder! We got a bunch of questions from you guys so in this episode we dig in and answer them!

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Jan 23, 2017
99: How to KNOW IF YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH
14:57

“When you want something, all of the universe conspires for you to get it.” -The Alchemist

Have you ever noticed that the thing you are focusing on the most ends up being given to you the most? Whether it is a conscious thought or an unconscious though, good or bad, where you place your focus will always end up in your lap.

So, what does it feel like to be “on your path,” you ask? It feels easy. Plain and simple. Being on the detour or the path you THINK you should be on, but isn't quite the one, will give you the most problems. It’s when you feel like you're giving too much of yourself and not seeing the results in return.

“You’ll feel like it’s costing you your power, like you're losing yourself.”

The most magic happens when you begin to everything through love, with love. It’s not a perfect world, it is most definitely about give and take, but the only time things should be given is when it simultaneously makes YOUR soul happy too.

“It is all about asking yourself... 'How am I going to feel with this next choice that I make?'”

Look down at your feet (yes you, now) see that path? That’s the exact path you should be on.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Desires
  • Daily choices
  • Intuition
  • Inspiration
  • Universe
  • Your path
  • Authenticity

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Jan 19, 2017
98: Find Your Fit Method with Zlata Sushchik
45:38

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Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and founder an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit.

She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows including top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications. Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness.

At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body. She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife Appearing for her second time on Earn Your happy, she is ecstatic to share with us the announcement of her new book! A tid-bit of background on Zlata (in case you missed her first episode) at 16 years old, she moved to the USA from Moscow, Russia. Fascinated with the American foods and sweets (along with natural puberty and just plain ol’ growing up,) Zlata tells us that her “body type” wasn't always what it is now.

“I’ll never forget being kicked out of dance class as a little kid, being told verbatim 'Your gut is disgusting.'”

As if that weren't traumatizing enough, she recalls herself having low self-esteem through middle school, her high shool breakup and even college. Not allowing herself to get stuck in the “body shame” rut for long, she came out on the other end, stronger and more confident than ever! Competing in over 28 fitness shows and with continuous self-development work, Zlata is the epitome of SexyFit!

“I am so grateful for what I have been able to create stemming from my challenges, from me falling flat on my face.”

Zlata’s boo, The SexyFit Method was created to complete food freedom, love your body and reclaim your life. It is a step by step guide to “start over” if you wish. To find the real you and to love her/him hard! She’ll help clear that path for you and educate you on “Five Steps to Your Transformation” along with a 21 Day Jump Start Fitness Plan. What are you waiting for!?

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Confidence
  • Strength
  • Habit forming
  • Perseverance
  • Body image
  • Fitness
  • Wellness
  • Accountability
  • Sexy

Resources:

Looking for the perfect balance of SEXY and FIT? Head over to sexyfit.com and you can also find Zlata on social media @iamsexyfit

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You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jan 16, 2017
97: How To KEEP YOUR NEW HABIT
16:15

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"It’s falling in love with the day to day, one thing at a time. It’s falling in love with the journey.”

Being able to “fail out loud” is just as important, if not more, than being able to celebrate out loud! It’s recognizing that you are human and you will come across human set-backs, along the way, but continuing to push though and not allowing that to deter your goal. Having someone who is on the same page as you or even an entire tribe on the same page as you, (my Body + Soul tribe) is vital! They will be your backbone and your extra push on the days when you'd rather sit in PJ’s and watch Netflix, but know you should be hitting the gym and meal planning!

“Unless you are in supported ground and soil, you will not be able to grow where you are.”

Which brings me to today’s big topic…HABIT. It’s now the second week into 2017 and the buzz/enthusiasm for new goals is starting to die dow, but that doesn’t mean yours should! Despite what you have heard, thanks to the audible book I have been listening to “The Answer,” it takes about 66 days (on average) to change or form a habit. It’s only January 12th, moral of the story…DON’T.STOP.NOW.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Commitment
  • Celebrating small steps
  • Planning
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Growth
  • Support
  • Tribe
  • Habit

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jan 12, 2017
96: Conquer Your Year - Your Map To Getting Clear with Natalie MacNeil
58:53

Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of She Takes on the World, The Conquer Kit, and Conquer Your Year. She is also the creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com, one of the top sites on the planet for entrepreneurial women. It was recognized by Forbes on “Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women” and was featured by ForbesWoman on “Top 100 Websites for Women.” Today, Natalie and her team are focused on transforming businesses around the world through The Conquer Club, a 12-month implementation incubator for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media. She has appeared in top media outlets like Time, Glamour, People StyleWatch, Inc., Forbes, ForbesWoman, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Entrepreneur.com, Globe and Mail, Mashable, and more.

Starting her career as a Media Producer, Natalie tells us that being an entrepreneur wasn't always the plan.

“She takes on the world was always my side business, or my 'accidental' business.” I

t all came about as Natalie was traveling the world, producing of course, but also creating her first blog known to us as “She Takes On The World.” Starting out with only a couple dozen subscribers, she is proud to say that she has turned her blog into an outlet that has reached ten’s of thousands of women, all over the world!

“Now, with my third book out, it has allowed me to travel the world and serve ambitious women who are creating success on their own.”

Such an honor to have Natalie on today, to give us incredibly impactful and powerful advice. Fully believing that entrepreneurship is the new “Women’s Movement,” she lets us know that manifesting your dreams and becoming successful isn't out of reach for anyone! In fact, its only a stones throw away.

“No one is a natural born entrepreneur, you just have to start with a vision of what you want and WHY you want it.”

Specifically created for those who have a vision and are truly pushing for it to become a reality in 2017, Natalie has created The Conquer Kit which can be found and purchased on the website below. We are all on this earth for a purpose and with a purpose. Give Natalie and I one-hour of your time and I can assure you, you will be well on your way for a successful and prosperous new year AND new life.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a plan
  • Masterminding
  • Organization
  • Scheduling
  • Time-blocking
  • Blogging

Resources:

For more information about this powerhouse visit shetakesontheworld.com or conqueryouryear.com for a planner made specifically for the growing entrepreneur!

 

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Jan 09, 2017
95: The BEST WAY to Get SUPPORT You Need for Your GOALS in the NEW YEAR!
12:58

Are you looking to knock your New Years resolutions out of the park, but don't know where to start!? Well…you’re in the right spot! Today’s quickie is all about creating or joining a support tribe to be on the journey WITH you and to keep you motivated and accountable with every move.

 

“It’s about becoming a new and better version of your already-amazing-self, in order to reach those goals!”

We’ve all started something and then fallen off the wagon, am I right!? But there is no better time than NOW to begin and actually follow through. Trust me, your future self will thank you! Join me on my new and improved 60 day workout challenge! For the first time, I have created real-time workout videos so you can workout at home and feel as if you are right there with me!

In The episode You Will Learn About:

  • Internal Success
  • External Success
  • Finding your tribe
  • Creating healthy habits
  • Fitness
  • Challenges
  • Meditation

Resources:

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Jan 05, 2017
94: NOW or NEVER with Alexi Panos
01:01:01

A leader in the Emergent Wisdom movement, Alexi Panos is on a mission to make personal development mainstream through her books, youtube channel, workshops, international speaking and working with her non profit, E.P.I.C. in Africa. She’s one of Origin Magazines TOP 100 CREATIVES CHANGING THE WORLD, and is a featured expert in the films THE ABUNDANCE FACTOR and RISEUP. She’s authored the books 50 WAYS TO YAY! and NOW OR NEVER, both by Simon & Schuster.

Growing up with divorced parents, Alexi takes us back with her, to remembering the long 8 hour road trips she took often, in order to see her Mom. Being only eight years old, the hours seemed extra long and drawn out but she specifically remembers to the audible books her Mother would listen to, to stay awake on the drive.

“I just wanted to listen to Madonna and dance in the car but my Mom always had on Mariann Williamson and Tony Robbins. I must admit, I kind-of secretly liked it.”

Jumping forward to her teenage and young adult years, the memories of the audible books and the lessons they taught, came in handy quite often.

“I came from a small town in Pennsylvania, and it reminded me that I can have a life of my choosing.”

A few fun facts that you may not know about Alexi are spilled in her interview as well! Trying out for a newspaper singing audition (which started as a dare) ended up leading her to a record deal with Def Jam and Murder Inc., allowing her to tour from the age of 17-19 with then popular rapper, Ja Rule. Where are my hip-hop lovers at?! Touring the world seems like everyone’s dream, am I right? But it was the last stop of the tour that really hit home for Alexi.

“I was in Cape Town South Africa on the tour bus, and looked to my right to see a shanti town on the side of the road. Looked back at the tour bus and it was as if the two worlds didn't match. As if my entire reality just shifted.”

Returning back to New York, Alexi left the music business and picked up a bartending job, simply to make the months rent. She was no longer willing to “sell her soul for fame,” as she put it. With the little money she did have, Alexi and her business partner soon created E.P.I.C a non-profit organization giving back and making an impact, internationally! Alexi is the perfect example of following the things that ignite your soul, at all costs and whatever it takes! Its important to know that for your own person growth, that you truly understand you will always be a work in progress. There is never a defined finish line, it is all about the journey there. I couldn't think of a better podcast guest, other than Alexi, to give us all that extra push of inspiration to catapult us into 2017! New Year. New beginnings. New ideas. New you.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Synchronicity
  • Leaps of faith
  • Journey
  • Finding yourself
  • Perspective
  • Shifting
  • Soul searching
  • Perseverance

Resources:

Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @alexipanos and visit www.alexipanos.com.

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You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jan 02, 2017
93: SIX STEPS We Take to ACHIEVE OUR GOALS with my husband Chris Harder
52:25

Excited to have my favorite person and #1 fan on today’s podcast, my amazing husband! Chris and I have been married for over 11 years and have been work partners-in-crime for over half of that time!

As 2017 rapidly approaches, we are thrilled to be able to share our tips and tools for a prosperous New Year. Listen in for “Our 6 Steps To Achieving Our Goals:”

  1. Set your goals
  2. Create a clearing
    • time blocking
    • daily habits
  3. Change what “your best” is
  4. Redefine your rewards
  5. Find and enroll your tribe
    • 60 day challenge
  6. One day at a time
    • be present
    • full time faith
    • patience

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 29, 2016
92: AMP UP Your RELATIONSHIPS with Preston Smiles
56:59

Preston Smiles, Personal Freedom Coach, is like nobody in the speaking or personal development world. Breaking all the rules, Preston is carving out his own path as an emerging Next Generation Thought Leader. He has been on the cover of Millennial Magazine with his wife Alexi and also won the Millennial Mentor Award by Elixir Magazine, and recently launched his book LOVE LOUDER- 33 Ways to Amplify Your Life (published by Simon and Schuster). 

Preston is a force to be reckoned with. Generating millions of views with his message of LOVE, AUTHENTICITY and CREATIVITY, Preston Smiles is making a huge impact with his loyal social media tribe, using his unique gift to make complex ideas simple and relatable. Going through different stages, and feeling as if he has lived in many lifetimes, Preston shares with us how and why he began making it his life’s mission to preach LOVE.

Growing up Dyslexic, in the 80’s, the public school system decided to place Preston in Special-Ed classes. Feeling as if he were less than or “uncool,” his mission was to prove them all wrong. Making friends with all the “cliques,” dominating in all sports and always on top of the latest clothing trends, Preston outwardly seemed fine, but was still really a hurting young boy on the inside. Joining a gang at the young age of 11 and partaking in illegal activities, Preston was taken out of his first school and moved into a predominately “white” school, which made him the cool new kid as he called it.

I began to notice that underneath all of our stories, we are all dealing with the same stuff.”

But the saga continued…Fast forwarding to his twenties, Preston experienced a personal health scare that changed his life. Turning his “mess into his message” is just putting it lightly. He is now one of our most influential speakers and a proud preacher of love.

Surrounding himself with constant positivity and acts of kindness, his name “Smiles” is well fitting. His advice for attracting the right kinds of love is heartwarming and his outlook on life is the guideline I believe we should all follow. If you're looking to spark or RE-spark the flame in your relationship, you've come to the right place.

“Love is all there is, was and ever will be.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Relationships
  • Love
  • Growing
  • Synchronicity
  • Positivity
  • Fate
  • Attracting
  • Vibes
  • Sabotaging

Resources:

 

Couldn't get enough of Preston? Amp up your life at prestonsmiles.com or follow him on social media @PrestonSmiles

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Dec 27, 2016
91: Everything You Need to Know About MASCULINE and FEMININE ENERGY and How It PROPELS Your Relationships and Life FORWARD with Christine Hassler
56:38

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination.

In 2005, she wrote her first best-selling book and began her life’s work as a coach, keynote speaker, author, retreat leader, and podcast host. Christine began coaching in 2004 and is a known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. Her third book, Expectation Hangover is the guidebook for how to transform adversity into opportunity.

Dedicated to inspiring people to make the changes that lead to fulfillment, she hosts a weekly podcast, Over It and On With It, where she life coaches people live on the air. Christine also runs a business-training program teaching entrepreneurs how to build a prosperous career according to their “Secret Sauce.”

As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country at conferences, and corporations. She has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E! and many others. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo. Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine is active in volunteerism and loves living a healthy lifestyle.

She currently resides in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas. For those of you who may not dabble in your personal “energies” much, or even for those of us who think we are pros at understanding and truly feeling our energies, Christine is back on today to switch things up for us!

Being it is her second time around on the Earn Your Happy podcast, I knew that this topic was one I think we could all use some EXTRA knowledge in… Did you know as a man AND a woman, we all have both masculine and feminine energies?!

“We’ve been living in the illusion of separation and living mostly in ego, like we've come up with constructed personalities and we are sort of now just getting back to the knowing that we are all one, that we are all connected.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Expectations
  • Vulnerability
  • Diversity
  • Showing up
  • Feminine Energy
  • Masculine Energy
  • Balance

Resources:

Do yourself a favor and check out christinehassler.com or find her on social media @christinehassler on Instagram. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 22, 2016
90: How Your WORKOUT CHANGES FAR MORE Than JUST Your BODY with Holly Perkins
53:51

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Holly Perkins is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. She is the author of Lift to Get Lean (Rodale, 2015) and the leader of Women’s Strength Nation. Holly is a contributing writer and expert for Women’s Health, SELF, Fitness, Shape, Prevention, Men’s Health and LIVESTRONG. Holly’s mission is to empower women on a personal and spiritual level by leading them into the weight room on a journey of physical strength. Shape magazine named Holly as one of the “Top Trainers to Follow” in 2015.

Raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, Holly’s mom was pressing to make sure she chose a career path and was adamant that she pursued whatever she dreamt. With that being said, around the time Holly was in high school, she had no choice but to start to think about her future.

“I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I loved fitness!”

Following her bliss, as she calls it, she eventually graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, beginning her career as a personal trainer at a high-end, celebrity focused gym in New York. Although her work life couldn't have gone better, Holly hit a low point in her personal life, escalating her passion even more, for fitness and strength training.

“During that phase, the only thing that got me through was my practice and commitment to strength training.”

Fast forwarding to present day, her main message is now to help specifically women, cultivate their personal strength thru strength training! She really hits home as she gets deeper into the “WHAT’S.” What’s really stopping you from loosing the weight? What’s the real reason you wont put on that bikini? She stated it perfectly….

“If it was as simple as just getting into those skinny jeans, you would have already done it. We all have the knowledge and the information out there to do it, it’s actually not that hard. Its all of the other aspects of your motivation and your happiness…what really drives you.”

Getting in shape is just the icing on the cake, it is sorting thru the deep rooted issues and reasons and coming out on the other/better end, that will keep these results long-lasting and meaningful!

“You have to expose your body to a challenge, in order for it to overcome and get stronger.”

These challenges she speaks of, are most likely the ones that you think are “the end,” but let me tell you now…they are really jus the beginning! The job loss, the break up, the pay cut, the loss of a loved one, list the goes on.

Let’s try to turn the “Why is this happening to me?” into “What will I learn from this?” Holly’s amazing advice is guaranteed to turn your frown upside down, dust the cobwebs off your inner strength and allow your Super Woman to SHINE! It’s about time!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Strength Training
  • Conditioning
  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Women
  • Personal strength
  • Challenge
  • Leaps of faith
  • Super power

Resources:

Follow Holly on her most active channel, Instagram @Hollyperkins or find her on the web at HollyPerkins.com.

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Dec 19, 2016
89: QUICKIE! It's SELFISH to NOT CARE for YOURSELF
16:07

One of my favorite topics, yet one that I feel most of us forget about the fastest…self care. How could you possibly begin to love or care for others, without doing the same for yourself first?!

“It is selfish to not care for yourself”

Whatever story matches yours, maybe you're a Mom, a CEO looking after tons of employees, or a Nurse with long shifts, WHATEVER the case may be, it is vital to look after yourself just as much as you would any one else!

So why the bad rep? Why is it “bad to be selfish?! NEWSFLASH…it’s not! In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyways!” Starting now (because I am asking you to take a second for yourself,) answer the following questions:

  1. How do I show up the I don’t make time for myself?
  2. How do I show up when I don’t take care of my physical body and health?
  3. How do I show up when I don’t sleep?
  4. How do I show up when I don’t eat foods that make me feel healthy?
  5. How do I show up when I keep putting off that thing I know would make me feel good?

Time for me to get real…

If you want your children to be happy and the people around you, you WILL get selfish, you will be a little bit selfish! It doesn’t mean in life, that you are a selfish person, it just means that you put self care first.”

Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Self care
  • Self love
  • Preparing for the New Year
  • Creating habits
  • Routine
  • Time management
  • Selfishness

Resources:

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Dec 15, 2016
88: Cravings, Boundaries, Play, and Pleasure with Alexandra Jamieson
59:09

Growing up outside of Portland, Alexandra describes her childhood as “growing up with hippies.” Always eating healthy, straight out of a garden to be exact, Alex as a young child always craved sugar.

“When I found out that the church down the street served cookies and kool-aid every weekend, I started going to church…by myself, just to have the cookies!” 

By the age of 15, like most teenagers, Alexandra finally got to decide her own diet and what she chose to eat, especially now that she had a job and was making her own money. This continued for about 10 years, until she began to get extremely sick in her mid 20’s.

“I had migraine headaches about 3-4 days a week and put on about 20 lbs. even after the extra college weight.”

The first doctor she visited, wrote her a prescription for a cocktail of different meds, but it wasn't until her second (and different) doctor visit, that they actually found the core of the issues.

“He asked what I had been eating, and gave me a list of foods to eat and a list of foods to avoid. I wanted to cry! The list to avoid was everything I loved.”

It may have been a bottom-point for Alexandra during that time of pain and disappointment, but it turned into a love and passion for food, molding her into what we would call a “Food Junkie!” She attended culinary school at The Natural Gourmet Institute and began diving headfirst into nutritional research, specifically geared towards healing foods. Flashing forward to present day and the (thankfully) healthier Alexandra, she shares the story of how she met her husband, Morgan, and the film they produced together, that not only changed their lives, but the lives of the millions viewers who have ever watched “Super Size Me.” (And if you haven't, I HIGHLY recommend it!) Listen in as Alexandra shares the science behind cravings, the power of healing foods and her extensive amount of nutritional knowledge, that I believe is vital for a healthier happier YOU!

“You cant just take away sugar, you cant just take away the foods that give you that dopamine hit. You have to also add in fun and play and pleasure in equal amounts.”

Going off of what Alexandra said, it’s about taking away AND adding in…it’s called a balanced life!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Sugar addiction
  • Eating healthy
  • Food awareness
  • Diet
  • Wellness
  • Self care
  • Cravings

Resources:

See more from the lovely Alexandra at alexandrajamieson.com and make sure you download her AMAZING & FREE meditations, through the link above! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 12, 2016
87: QUICKIE! Make This YOUR BEST HOLIDAY SEASON
08:45

Before the holiday storm arrives, if it hasn't already, I'm here to help you recharge!

It's important for your own sanity and for those in your company to set a daily recharge, for yourself, to really be able to live in the present and enjoy the most beautiful time of year!

Set agreements for your holiday company, don't be afraid to ask for help when you're feeling overwhelmed, but the key is to remain grateful that you even have this family/friends/things on your agenda! Could you imagine your life without it?! It would be so boring without the chaos!

"We want to wrap every memory in awesomeness!"

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Agreements
  • Permission
  • Recharging
  • Making a set plan
  • Gratefulness

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 08, 2016
86: Get MORE By DOING LESS - and The SCIENCE to Back It Up with Shawn Stevenson
01:03:12

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes.

A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews.

As an aspiring athlete, Shawn had a bright future in football and other sports. Staying active and playing sports was a way of life, until a tragic incident at the age of 15. Breaking his hip while running on the school track, Shawn came to later find out that he had Degenerative Bone Disease and Degenerative Disc Disease.

“My physician at the time told me I had the spine of an 80 year old, when I was only 20 years old.”

As the years went by, due to lack of motivation and ability to be as active as he once was, Shawn began packing on the pounds. Not only was this disease effecting his body, but also his sleep. The pain it brought on from switching comfortable positions in bed, was unreal.

“I would take a special cocktail of medicines before bed, just to knock me out. But it was pseudo sleep, not the high-quality type of sleep.”

With the hopes and all of his trust of his future solely in the doctors hands, it didn't take long before Shawn realized that it was up to HIM to get HIMSELF better. “I cut away the possibility of anything else, besides me getting well.” And so the journey began…to where Shawn is now! Fast forwarding, and healing (Spoiler alert!) Shawn has become a Best Selling Author and a health/sleep genius! His joy became being of service to those around him, to sharing his story and helping heal those in need. Whether it be love and relationships, health and nutrition or even just the advice to become your own leader, Shawn holds a space to help us all! With absolutely, amazingly insane health and sleep tips, Shawn’s interview on todays podcast is one that I highly recommend you tune into! Did you know you could lose fat while you sleep? …count me in!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Relationships
  • Love
  • Abundance
  • Diagnosis’
  • Optimizing nutrition
  • Movement
  • Sleep
  • Heath tips
  • Willpower
  • Helping others

Resources:

For the ultimate guide to maximizing your sleep and your heath, head over to theshawnstevensonmodel.com or follow him on social media @shawnmodel Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 05, 2016
85: QUICKIE! 5 Ways To STOP WORRYING
15:16

"Living in worry invites death in a hurry.”

There’s a reason it’s called “disease.” It is living in a state of dis-ease. Worrying creates certain toxic chemicals which are then sent out to our body, putting us in a state of despair. Crazy to think, but choosing positivity over negativity can actually add years to your life!

“Worry does not take away tomorrow troubles, it takes away todays peace.”

I’d love to share the 5 things you can start doing NOW, to switch your mindset:

  1. Setting aside a “worry time”
  2. Pray
  3. Except what you cannot change
  4. Workout!
  5. Meditate

And now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’m really just here to turn all your worriers, into WARriors!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Worrying
  • Living in the future instead of the present
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Disease or Dis-Ease
  • Switching your mindset

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Dec 01, 2016
84: Shift Your METABOLISM for PEAK ENERGY and FAT LOSS with Mark Sisson
59:30

Health and fitness expert Mark Sisson is the Best Selling Author of The Primal Blueprint and one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog, MarksDailyApple.com, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom’s diet and exercise principles and take personal responsibility for their health and well-being.

Mark’s efforts to promote primal living extend to a line of nutritional supplements, a book publishing company, a Primal Kitchen line with healthy mayonnaise, salad dressing, and other functional foods, and the burgeoning Primal Kitchen Restaurants fast casual restaurant chain.

Mark is a former elite endurance athlete, with a 2:18 marathon and a 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish. His latest book, Primal Endurance, applies the primal eating and lifestyle principles to the challenge of endurance training—helping athletes overcome the common conditions of burnout and carbohydrate dependency.

With the combination of Evolutionary Science and Modern Genetic Science, Mark shares his overflow of knowledge with us, in the field of health and wellness.

“It’s all about the food you eat, the types of movement you choose to do, your sun exposure, the amount of sleep you get and even the amount of play you give yourself.”

The above is what Mark likes to call, our “Primal Blueprint.” Looking for ways to live your healthiest and happiest life while enjoying every bit of food you eat? Mark’s life hacks and tips allow us to do so without the feelings of regret and/or sacrifice.

“I want people to arrive at a space where they are intuitively making the kind of choices they feel good about in real time, but that don’t compromise their health long-term.”

Mark helps us understand that we in fact CAN have it all. The great foods, the fit bodies, the healthy heart etc..Our one life to live shouldn't have to revolve around sacrificing the food and things that make our mouths happy.

“It’s also about the movement. It doesn’t have to be something we dread. I like to find ways to move that are fun, so it can become something you look forward to, and enjoyable experience.”

Getting rid of all processed foods and “sweets” is on the top of his tip list. Re-wiring our brain to curb these cravings will help substantially. Listen in, to hear what Mark substitutes in, when he has those sweet cravings. (I’ve never even heard this one before!) With the most positive outlooks on intakes, Mark’s great advice will have you amped to be the healthiest version of you!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Shifting metabolism
  • Peak energy
  • Fat loss
  • Health tips
  • Diet
  • Optimizing fitness
  • Food choices
  • Reduce cravings
  • Body input

Resources:

For more healthy and sustainable tips, you can find Mark at marksdailyapple.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 28, 2016
83: QUICKIE! Use GRATITUDE to Change Your Life!
08:36

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beatty

Although I truly believe that every single solitary day should be filled with an abundance or thankfulness and gratefulness, it is important that today, before the hustle bustle and family/friend fun that you take a moment to sit in gratitude. You can not attract more of the good stuff, without already being grateful for what you have!

“Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you DON’T have, you'll never ever have.” -Oprah Winfrey

Before eating tonight (just another thing to be grateful for,) go around the table and have everyone name one thing they are “thankful for.” Creating bonds and family traditions are my favorite, so join me! Stop. Drop & Get GRATEFUL! Have a happy and healthy holiday!

In The Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Thankfulness
  • Gratitude
  • Family tradition
  • Celebration

Resources:

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Nov 24, 2016
82: The MOST POWERFUL MANTRA You Can Say and HOW to Use it with Lisa Van Ahn
46:51

Lisa is the creator of the I AM Initiative: a self-defense through self-empowerment curriculum for pre/mid teen girls and the author of ‘I AM: A Girls Guide To Harnessing Superpowers’.

The purpose of her workshops and book is to empower girls and demonstrate the necessity of self-love in relationship to self-protection. Lisa Van Ahn is a professional boxer and kick boxer. She found her way to the sport after being exploited as a child, years of believing she was unworthy, and living as a victim. Once she began kickboxing, her self-esteem soared and she was able to heal the wounds that were inflicted in her younger years.

She started her fighting career in 1996, and quickly rose to the top of her sport with a regional Championship title and moved on to fighting professionally winning a national Kickboxing title in 2000. After winning her kickboxing title Lisa found fights difficult to procure and decided to take on the world of boxing. She boxed professionally in Las Vegas from 2001-2004 and fought on many prestigious cards and arenas including the Arco Arena SAC, and the Philips Arena, ATL. She also appeared on ESPN’s Friday night fights. Lisa still fights for the U.S. kickboxing team and won a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in 2012. In 2015/16 she also participated as a competitor on the popular NBC show, American Ninja Warrior. Lisa’s passion for finding her inner superpower stemmed from her difficult childhood of being exploited. By the young age of 15, Lisa started having unfortunate suicidal thoughts after feeling like all her darkest secrets had been exposed. Coming from a place of deep salt-blame, Lisa struggled as a child, teen and young adult. Playing the “victim role” was all she knew, which again led her to making poor choices. At only 19, Lisa found herself in an abusive relationship with a much older man.

“I remember specifically one day as he kicked me out of his Bronco, I landed in the front entrance of a kick-boxing studio and had two options…I can sit here and cry or I can walk myself into that studio.”

Sometimes, it’s in our darkest moments that we find our truest selves. Lisa knew that was the perfect time to stop playing the victim, stop saying “I cant do anything about this,” and decided to turn her life around!

“Very often the world is going to put you down or give your mixed messages. You have to be able to recognize yourself!”

Young or old, still in search of your inner superpower?! Let Lisa be the one to help dust off the cobwebs on your wings, and if you're not even sure where to begin, recite the following with me:

“My thoughts guide my attitude. My attitude guides my actions and my actions create my reality.”

Don’t let anything fool you, the universe is always on your side of the ring! (Pun intended)

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Finding your superpower
  • Being mindful of your thoughts
  • Self love
  • Positive action
  • Empowerment
  • Knowing your worth
  • Protecting yourself
  • Boxing

Resources:

  • http://www.iaminitiative.com/

Find out some more BADASS inspiration at lisavanahn.com or iaminitiative.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 21, 2016
81: QUICKIE! The PURSUIT IS HAPPINESS
09:25

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” -Frederick Conan

Do the “expectations” of the holidays sometime’s bring you down? You aren't alone! We are inundated with commercials and TV shows/movies of the most perfect holidays, but let’s be honest…life happens.

First, it’s important to recognize and appreciate what is in you OWN home, right under your nose and secondly, if you do want more of that “commercial feel” you need to plan for it. Planning some games and/or quality time is the perfect way to add more happiness to your home. Accepted or rejected, it doesn’t matter! Haven't you always heard, “it’s the thought that counts?!”

Accepting everyone and anyone who joins you at the table this year, is a sure way to have the most perfect holiday. In fact, it is all of your differences, that make you a “family.”

Let us not forget, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Thankfulness
  • Expectations
  • Acceptance
  • Holiday chaos
  • Being present
  • Planning

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 17, 2016
80: Learn the MOST EMPOWERING QUESTIONS You Can Ask Yourself with Amy Cannatta
52:31

Dr. Amy Cannatta is an international coach, innovative business and life strategist, #1 International Best Selling Author for her book titled, PURSEpective; From Ruin to Resilience, podcast host, and blogger for The Huffington Post. She is passionate about teaching you how changing your perspective can turn tragedy into personal transformation. Focusing on resilience, perseverance, and positivity, she has personally developed a signature coaching program using her DREAM framework, the same strategies she used herself to transform from domestic abuse victim to VICTOR, doctor, and entrepreneur. Her personally developed coaching programs that combine her expertise as an intuitive, holistic chiropractor, business owner and life coach. When she is not getting caught red handed on her secret stash of sour patch kids or getting glares from her teenage daughters for dancing around the kitchen, she can be found outside enjoying nature and being a spirit junkie.

Growing up on a small farm in Connecticut, Amy went on to graduate high school and begin the Business School route in college. After completing her first year, Amy decided to drop-out. (I love a good “college drop-out" to awesome entrepreneur story!) Working any and every job you could possibly think of, Amy felt that she wasn't put on the earth to work the typical minimum wage job.

Being on the health and wellness career path now for about 10 years now, Amy has just recently shifted over from chiropractic work, to the “mentorship” side of things, helping high-aching women in the health and wellness field, try to start their businesses!

“Have never even gotten an adjustment before, I followed my faith to Chiropractic school. It just kind of lined up for me.” (No pun intended on alignment ;))

Aside from her many life accomplishments, Amy takes a moment to get super deep and personal. She’s a great example of the “perfect life scenario” when really, on the inside, no one knows the truth. Having been dealing with domestic abuse from her then husband, she takes us back to the exact day in 2002 when she felt the most humiliated in front of her classmates, yet the most relieved she had ever felt, as the wave of a “I will rise above” mindset shifted for her. Sometimes, it is in the most horrendous moments that we find such pivotal answers for ourselves.

“You cant have a rainbow, without the rain.”

From that day forward, Amy knew she had a message to share. One that could change the lives of others just like her, forever. She wasn't going to let this mess take her down.

“I wasn't going to survive, just to survive. I was going to thrive and then I was going to be a transformational healing voice for the world."

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Living the life you desire
  • Transformational healing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Resilience
  • Domestic abuse

Resources:

Want to follow Amy and her awesomeness? You can find her on both Facebook at Dr. Amy Cannatta and Instagram @Dr_amycannatta!

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 14, 2016
79: QUICKIE! GET PEACE BACK IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
08:02

“Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

In times of chaos, whether it be because of the holiday season, our country’s situation or maybe even something personal like your love life and/or job. It is remembering that peace is an inside job, that will help find the light at the end of the tunnel.

We are all guilty of getting wrapped up in the noise of a busy day, but it’s important to listen to our noise within, our inner voice. Our intuition and what speaks without words, can be the loudest.

“Grace and Space,” the two most incredible gifts to give yourself this holiday season.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Finding peace through chaos
  • Fear vs. faith
  • The little voice inside you
  • Giving yourself grace and space
  • Meditation
  • Prayer

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 10, 2016
78: END Your BODY and FOOD BATTLES with Samantha Skelly
58:44

Samantha Skelly is Canada’s leading emotional eating expert and the founder of Hungry For Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. She is a award winning, sought out international speaker who delivers inspirational presentations to empower those who struggle with the relationship they have to food and their bodies.

Samantha has appeared on Global TV, Shaw, NBC and CBC to share her mission on an international platform. Hungry For Happiness creates online accessible and affordable recovery resources to those who are suffering in silence.

Samantha was awarded ‘Top 24 under 24’ in September 2013, In 2014 she was a finalist as the ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneur’ by Small Business BC. Samantha aims to create a disruptive company in the eating disorder recovery space. Her vision is to create the largest and most impactful online resource to support those who’s lives are negatively affected by issues with food and their bodies. For the majority of her childhood, Samantha was a stunt-double, dancer and child actress.

“If I wasn't on stage, I was in front of the camera.”

Everyone at school looked at Samantha like she had the coolest life, but to her it was normalcy. At the age of 14, Samantha auditioned and was chosen for a stunt-double role on the well known show, “Smallville.” But it was by age 18, that she wasn't even too sure of who the REAL Samantha was…

“I hit this wall where I didn't even know who I was besides a dancer and an actress.”

It was in that moment, where she decided that her future education wouldn’t be determined through a degree, but more from real life instances and traveling. Lucky for Samantha, her supportive parents were all for it. Moving to Australia, by herself, it was time to start the search for the real Samantha. Knowing no one and not even sure where to begin to “find herself,” she became obsessive with her body image and dieting. Being in a foreign land, it seemed to be the only thing she had any control over.

“I become so obsessive, that I found myself in the hospital after depriving myself of food and only eating about 4 tablespoons of yogurt a day.”

Not having found what she set out for, Samantha’s next move was England. Becoming a personal trainer there, she found it ironic that she enjoyed helping people get healthy, but behind the scenes she was slowly killing herself.

“I would weigh myself up to 20 times a day.”

Whether it be over eating or not eating enough or even just not completely and wholly loving the person in the mirror when we walk by, I feel like every one of us can somehow relate to where Samantha speaks from.

Connecting our worthiness to our bodies can be really intense.”

Seeking a help coach and learning that it is okay to spend some time on your own, Samantha began to find healing through meditation.

“The most confronting thing I ever had to do, was close my eyes and really get into my own body.”

Samantha teaches us that waking up each day with a new mindset is the first and best habit to get into, no matter the issue! Pretending that we are already “there,” that we are already at our goal, will teach our bodies to feeling and live those positive side effects.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Finding yourself
  • Life journeys
  • Obsessive tendencies
  • Dieting
  • Binge Eating
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Shifting your thoughts
  • Self love

Resources:

You can find Samantha floating all over the internet at www.hungryforhappiness.com, Facebook: hungryforhappines, Instagram @hungryforhappiness and even on YouTube! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Nov 07, 2016
77: QUICKIE! 7 STEPS to MANIFESTING ANYTHING You Want
22:22

Are you ready for some inspiration overload? Have you ever wondered why “the magic happens” for some but not for others? Well, it’s really quite simple…let me spell it out for you!

The 7 steps to manifesting anything you want:

  1. Get clear- be specific
  2. Write it down
  3. Make a plan of action
  4. Trust in your daily actions, even if they are small
  5. Watch for signs in details, that are taking you in the right direction of course ;)
  6. Truly “FEEL IT” (Learn to get into the feeling of the thing you desire)
  7. Let go of the outcome! Stop resisting it!

“'Freak out mode' is your opportunity to surrender!”

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Nov 03, 2016
76: STOP PEOPLE PLEASING and Still BE NICE About it with Amy E Smith
57:45

Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people "find their voice", she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and YourTango.com. Traveling all over with assistants and company cars in your early twenties, as a professionally make-up artist sounds amazing, am I right!? Amy thought so too, but the feeling was short-lived. Seeking medical help, for the anxious and rundown feeling she was feeling, Amy had an eye-opening pivotal moment. It was time for her to take her career path into her own hands.

“I felt like I was working myself to the bone for someone else’s dream.”

From one end of the spectrum to the next, Amy began taking personal development courses, to 1. better herself and 2. to learn how she could serve others around her.

“Over the passed 3 years I've been heavily focused on helping other 'finding their voice.'”

Saying YES and people pleasing when its not 100% authentic, gets old, frustrating and actually quite tiring! We get ONE life to live. It’s our personal choice how we want to live it! As the old saying goes, “There is a time and place for everything.” If constantly saying yes to your parents, your boss, your husband/wife isn't making you happy, then its about time you look deeper into why you’re trying so hard to people please. Growing up in an extremely conservative Born-Again Christian family, Amy had to learn when and how to flex her “voice muscle.” Conforming to others views just wasn’t working for her, as it shouldn’t. Our body muscles aren't the only thing we like to flaunt and flex. Allow Amy to help you find your voice, to complete the total package!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Value
  • Self worth
  • Identity
  • People pleasing
  • Personal development
  • Saying NO when necessary
  • Finding and flexing your voice muscle

Resources:

We all need a friend like Amy! Visit thejoyjunkie.com for your daily dose of realness! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 31, 2016
75 QUICKIE! Can You CHANGE Other People?
09:52

Have you ever wanted to change someone? Has it ever actually worked out for you? Asking people to change or conform to our ideals may work for a short period, but in the long run it’s pretty impossible and to be honest, pretty unfair. Do you want to know whats NOT impossible? Changing our PERSPECTIVE on how we are viewing these individuals. Headed towards the mountain in the distance, with or without someone’s support is what should be your main focus. Of course, it seems more enjoyable to feel the extra love and support from who we are closest to, but that’s not always a guarantee. Instead of pushing and forcing a change upon someone, seek what you are “lacking” in yourself FIRST and watch how it can positively effect them, without even saying anything!

“Monkey see, monkey do.”

Some of the most beautiful things, comes from our biggest critics and our biggest lessons.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Feeling Support
  • Changing perspectives
  • Seeking within
  • Changing yourself FIRST
  • Growth
  • Inner peace

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 27, 2016
74: From Rock Bottom to ROCK STAR BUSINESS and LIFE with RYAN BLAIR
40:08

Ryan Blair is a New York Times bestselling author, self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur who established his first company when he was twenty-one years old and has since created and actively invested in multiple start-ups. Now at age of 38, he has founded and sold numerous businesses for hundreds of millions of dollars, runs global healthy lifestyle company, ViSalus, and is a venture capitalist. In March 2013, Blair released his paperback version of his #1 New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur. Uncensored and raw in his account of growing up in the face of adversity, Blair effectively imparts lessons learned from obstacles he faced and provides a road map for entrepreneurial success. Blair is no ordinary businessman: he’s a master of personal reinvention. His captivating story was also a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine, bestseller amongst others. Through a candid and unfiltered voice, Nothing to Lose speaks to everyone, from struggling youth to thriving businessmen alike, illustrating how to turn failures into successes. In April 2014, Blair debuted Nothing To Lose: The Documentary, which follows his inspirational story as he overcomes challenges and adversity as well as his personal hurdles while building ViSalus into a household brand. The documentary has won the “Best Producer” award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and “Best Documentary” at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival. On October 4, 2016, Blair revealed his second book, Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons from the Business School of Hard Knocks, which explores how he rose to the top and shares his personal formula for going from rock bottom to "rock star” to be the absolute best at what you do. 

His biggest endeavor yet has been the overhaul of ViSalus, the company behind the Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge, a weight and fitness transformation platform. In 2008, as CEO, Blair went all-in, personally investing his last million dollars on a new business model that would later revolutionize the 118 billion dollar direct selling industry. In just 21 months, ViSalus went from 600,000 to 30 million dollars in monthly sales, and in 2011, they increased sales seven-fold from 34 million to 231 million dollars. In September 2014, Blair, with his co-founders, announced ViSalus and former parent company, Blyth, had reached an agreement to sell back 90-percent of shares to the founders of the company. Blair appears regularly on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and Fox. He has also been featured in major publications including Inc Magazine, Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Blair took a turn in movie production serving as Executive Producer of Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story, an award-winning documentary about the legendary LSU Basketball Coach. Growing up in a “Brady Bunch” family environment, Ryan shares with us how his life wasn't always as grandiose as it is now. Being a child in a veteran a family, at the age of 13 he witnessed his Fathers downward spiral, leaving his Mother alone to raise the children. Being paid just above minimum wage at the deli job she accepted to pay for her family, Ryan remembers a life of unfortunate poverty. Being forced to move “to the other side of the tracks” due to their financial situation, Ryan gets real about life on the other side. After his sisters best friend lost her life in a drive by shooting, Ryan decided to retaliate, indulging in the gang scene or “illegal entrepreneurship activities” as he called it. Growing up first-hand in the “rock bottom” kind of lifestyle, his real life experiences made it easier for him to write about it all, and gave him that extra motivation and push to not end up like his other brothers and sisters. Ryan wanted a plentiful and peaceful life for himself and his own future family. Thankful for his spiritual upbringing because of his Grandmother, Ryan goes on to share with us that at times, it was truly his spirituality that he leaned on heavily, to get him through life, along with love the he had for his Grandmother and Mom.

“They had always told me, 'You can be anything you want to be.'”

And Ryan did just that! In fact he went far beyond his wildest imagination. If you're in need of a shot of inspiration, you've come to the right place! Ryan’s interview is the answer you've been looking for.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Going from rags to riches
  • Leaps of faith
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Perseverance
  • Hard work
  • Choosing your path
  • Spirituality

Resources:

Couldn't get enough of this interview? In need of some more rock star tips and advice? Visit rockbottomtorockstar.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 25, 2016
73: QUICKIE! How To Make CLEAR CHOICES
10:43

Clear roads and smooth sailing gets boring, can we all agree? It’s the rough waters and pot-holed roads who make us who we are. With major life choices arising in my own personal life, I thought it would be important to share with you all, how I deal with making a clear and positive choice.

“Doing what is right, isn’t always easy.” - Unknown

Making a choice in order to ease a situation or appease people, is a sure way to have it come back and bite you in the butt, sooner or later.

“The most successful people make the tougher decisions faster.”

Everything in our life is a reflection of our choices. It is our job to see the rainbow through the rain and the light at the end of the tunnel. No one will do that for us. Do yourself a favor and ask yourself these 3 things: Is this going to make me happy tomorrow? Is this going to make me happy next week? Is it going to make me happy in a year? Give yourself enough space to FEEL a situation. Don’t just go through something, GROW through it!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Making clear choices
  • Intentionally seeking challenges
  • Setting boundaries
  • Putting things “off”
  • Reflection of our choices
  • Strengthening our faith

Resources:

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Oct 20, 2016
72: How to LIVE a GOOD LIFE with Jonathan Fields
58:10

Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher and strategist, he founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality.

To celebrate the book’s release and inspire early interest, Jonathan is doing something pretty extraordinary. In addition to offering fantastic pre-order bonuses, he’s teamed with the One Tree Planted foundation to plant a 10,000 tree “Good Life Forest!” When you pre-order your copy of the book before the October 18th publication date, you’ll also be sponsoring a tree and doing good for the planet (and for you). You can get all the details at GoodLifeProject.com/book.

Now, working with his wife and a world-class faculty, he runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where they produce a top-rated podcast channel and video-series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. Good Life Project also offers in-person and online events and trainings, including their annual 400+ person Camp GLP gathering. Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much. When not writing, teaching, building things or telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter. Coming from the typical schooling background, Jonathan continued his education to become a lawyer. After graduating law school, his body took a turn for the worst. Ending up in the hospital, Jonathan had some time on his hands to reevaluate life. Finding that two of his most passionate loves, were coming full circle: health and wellness and entrepreneurship, he decided to move forward with these new thoughts. Building his own businesses is what was next in line for Jonathan. He goes on to tell me that it was right around his late teens that he started asking himself “what are we all really here for?” and it was within the answer, that he knew he would go on to serve himself and his community on how to live a GOOD LIFE. Choosing his true passion over money, Jonathan knew it was the right choice to take a pay cut by following his dream, rather than staying in a profession that didn’t light up his life.You may attempt, but in the end you’ll realize that you can’t ever put a price tag on waking up happy. Steering towards a higher power to hear him out and be with him along the way, he tells us when this theory first started to set in.

After becoming a Dad, I started asking more questions and exploring ancient philosophy and tradition. It’s built on the concept of one-ness.”

With his new-found higher power and his wife by his side, Jonathan created the Good Life Project, a media and education venture.

“Of course there are sucky days, but if you were to stop me on any given day and ask me “Are you living a good life?” my answer would be, OH YEAH!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Living the good life
  • Serving your community
  • Choosing things that light you up
  • Your potential
  • Risk tolerant
  • Your higher power

Resources:

For more tips on how to lead a happy and healthy life head on over to goodlifeproject.com or find him on Instagram @Jonathanfields. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 18, 2016
71: QUICKIE! The ONE THING Needed To Change Your Life
10:43

Long after our motivation and inspiration has simmered down, it’s our willingness and passion that brings a dream into reality. It’s the smaller, daunting tasks that we almost “hate” doing, that will separate the GREAT from the MEDIOCRE.

I have found that wherever there has been fear or doubt, I have just had to be willing to see the situation a different way. We are given two options, every single day, for every single situation. We can choose to see things through love or through fear. As stated beautifully by Gabby Bernstein in her new book, The Universe Has Your Back.

“There is only one thing required to change your life, and that is willingness.”

The willingness to love, to lose weight, to take a giant step outside your comfort zone, maybe even to forgive someone that has been weighing you down for years.

“Forgiveness is freedom for us. It’s not letting them off the hook, it’s letting us off the hook!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Willingness
  • Carrying out actions
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness
  • Moving forward
  • Support

Resources:

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Oct 13, 2016
70: The KEY to LOCKING IN A HABIT with Geoff Woods
47:13

Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing Team. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. Fast forward just 10 months, Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the best selling book The ONE Thing. Geoff has been featured in Entrepreneur.com and is on a mission to teaching people how to live a life of focus so they can have more by doing less. S

tarting out in medical device sales, Geoff has found that one of his biggest life transitions happened only about 18 months ago. It just goes to show you that, “it’s never too late!”

Leaving a secure job, especially when the pay is substantial, isn't always easy. But what comes easily, isn't usually what’s “right.” Like many of us, Geoff knew something was off, something was missing from his day to day life.

Unfortunately, yet luckily, two major events really hit Geoff right where he needed it. After witnessing a young colleague of his suffer a stroke and after receiving a 40% pay cut, it was time for him to make some serious life changes.

“You are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn

Surrounding yourself with those who can help you reach your goals is one of the fastest ways to success. After launching his own podcast The Mentee, in January 2015, doors of opportunity began to open, bringing him and his family to Texas to work with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan for “The ONE thing.” Flashing forward to today and the accomplishments he has made for himself, Geoff goes on to tell us about the important art of time blocking!

“Every single day you are either marching towards your goals or stepping further away.”

He teaches us that doing the same one thing a day may not seem significant, but if you stack it up over a period of time, as you know the day will come where you look in the mirror and not even recognize yourself. This could go one of two ways. The reflection you see in the mirror can be someone you've always wanted to be and who you are proud of, or someone you have lost sight of altogether. From this day forward, I am challenging you all to time-blocking. For yourself, your health, your ultimate goals and your dream life.

“In all of our research it shows that it takes 66 days to form a habit.”

Quit biting off more than you can chew. Whether it be your first time ever or not, set a goal, no matter the size and stick to it!

Join the challenge and you can thank me later.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Making changes
  • Facing Challenges
  • Power Habits
  • Commitment
  • Time blocking
  • Identifying your “one thing”

Resources:

You can find Geoff at GeoffWoods.com and all over “The One Thing” Facebook page. Be sure to pop in on some of his Facebook lives! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 10, 2016
69: QUICKIE! How To Become SUPERHUMAN
10:35

“If you can accept the worst that can happen to you and live with it, then you will become Superman/Superwoman. You can do anything because your mind doesn’t get in your way.” -Bob Parsons

Creating the Bliss Project event was like entering into the world of the unknown. Coming from a solely fitness background, surrounding my career around mindfulness and the ability to teach it unto others, was at first, a scary thought.

“Why would they want to listen to me? Where will I find my audience?”

But I accepted the “worst” that could happen. Maybe no one would listen at all? Maybe no one would come? Guess what….This event has become my biggest prize possession thus far and we have sold out the 2017 event in just weeks of launching tickets! Face your fears, find your superpower and fly with it!

“I’d rather a life full of 'oh wells!' than 'what if’s?'” -Unknown

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Acceptance
  • Constant growth
  • Facing fears

Resources:

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Oct 06, 2016
68: Proof YOU Have Been Chosen for YOUR Mission with Kute Blackson
55:56

A charismatic visionary 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.

Though Kute was raised all over the world, he had always dreamed of life in America. As if by kismet, he won a green card just after finishing school in London. He came to America alone just months later, with no connections or prospects. When Kute arrived in Los Angeles, all he had to his name were two suitcases and the dream of seeking out the spiritual and self-help icons who had inspired him when he was a boy.

Kute quickly learned that the "outside-in" approach favored by so many in the personal development space had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own method—a process that liberates the individual and the true self at the core and then pushes those gifts outward into the universe. This helps the individual get in touch with who they really are. It is a process of breaking free—so that the individual can live, give, and share the truest expression of their self. This is what Kute calls "Liberated Living."

Colored with experiences from his own incredible journey, Kute’s debut book, You.Are.The.One., published by Simon & Schuster and released worldwide on June 7, 2016, shows readers how to unlock their true potential and live a life they love, through love.

Kute is a next generation world leader out to awaken millions to Love and to Live their inspired destiny.

Always obsessed with spirituality, starting at a young age, Kute had witnessed miracles that others have only dreamed of. His childhood and experiences have helped create the liberated man he is today.

Around the age of eight, picking up his first self-help book, Kute began to ask the questions of “who are we, why are we here and what is the purpose of life?” Intrigued in spreading the answers, Kute also began speaking in front of thousands of people at his Father’s church’s. At only 14 years old, he became an ordained minister.

Knowing that this wasn't his ultimate path and “want” in life, Kute was afraid to speak up, thinking he would lose the acceptance and love of his father and people around him.

“After about four years of inner turmoil, I came to realization that I could follow the expected life, the save life, but if I became successful in everyone else's lives but not my own, then what was the point?”

Kute shares with us his memories of sneaking out of his parents tiny apartment, and into the church, in the middle of the night, with the lights off, to practice speaking for 3-4 hours to empty chairs.

“I would pour my heart out, speaking a message of inspiration and dreams, imagining souls in the chairs having real life transformations.”

When 18 came around, Kute knew it was time to have the talk with his Father about leaving the ministry to follow his dreams.

“Nothing was worth compromising my soul and compromising my happiness.”

With one of the most inspiring stories, I am ecstatic to share his love and light with my audience. He reminds us that the universe is ours for the taking and “no” is not an answer. Ditch the excuses, take responsibility, and go out there and own your power!

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Miracles
  • Spirituality
  • Finding your purpose
  • Acceptance
  • Following your dreams
  • Inspiration
  • Owning your power

Resources:

  • You.Are.The.One By: Kute Blackson

Get ahold of you power and follow Kute to continue to inspire you at kuteblackson.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Oct 03, 2016
67: QUICKIE! Happiness Is INTENTIONAL
13:57

Learn how to live an INTENTIONAL life to work toward happiness.  

 

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Sep 29, 2016
66: The Universe Has YOUR Back with GABBY BERNSTEIN
32:42

Gabrielle Bernstein has been named “a new thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz show, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. Gabrielle is the New York Times best-selling author of the books May Cause Miracles and Miracles Now. Her other titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie. In the fall of 2016 she will release her fifth book, The Universe Has Your Back.

Gabrielle, a “spiritual activist” recently teamed up with Deepak Chopra to co-host the Guinness Book of World Re-cords largest group meditation. Youtube named Gabrielle one of 16 Youtube Next Video Bloggers, she was named one of Mashable’s 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration and she’s featured on the Forbes List of 20 Best Branded Women. She has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, Kathy Lee & Hoda, The Today Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson Live, Access Hollywood, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, Help Desk the cover of Experience Life Magazine and more.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear, To Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein is now available to purchase! As an avid reader of Gabby’s books, I will be the first to tell you, picking up a copy is a MUST.

“I wrote this book now because I believe that we are living in such a scary time, that without some type of faith, of our own understanding, that we will spin out during these times.”

It’s important to stay connect with a higher power. It’s not about the faith I believe in, or your best friend believes in, it’s about the power that gets YOU up in the morning. Gabby’s new book is a guide for peace, an easy-to-understand read to find your purpose and to serve.

“When we are out of alignment with that loving energy and loving belief system, thats when we are in fear.”

Filled with practices and tools, The Universe Has Your Back will shift you from fear to faith. Make sure to grab a copy today!

Resources:

For more on Gabrielle’s work visit www.Gabbyb.tv or join her social networking community HerFuture.com for women to empower, inspire and connect. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Sep 27, 2016
65: QUICKIE! Find All Your ANSWERS By Asking This ONE QUESTION
11:23

“Never lose a holy curiosity” - Albert Einstein

There’s no denial we are curious creatures, but it’s unfortunate how often we tend to ignore our curious tendencies.

I truly believe that curiosity is what causes creation and creation is what makes the world go ‘round. Having a “safe place” or a network of people to be able to explore your curiosities, judgment free, is vital.

“I believe that curiosities are our soul telling us which place to go to next.”

Whether it is a comfort zone, or a completely new area, tapping into your inner curious feelings can lead you to indescribable adventures and achievements.

“If there is something burning in your soul, keep that question if your forefront.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Curiosity
  • Growing
  • Creativity
  • Desires

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Sep 22, 2016
64: Tap Into YOUR INNER BADASS with Jen Sincero
46:37

Jen Sincero is a New York Times bestselling author, success coach, and motivational cattle prod who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her seminars, public appearances, newsletters, products and books. In 2011, she gave up her home in California to travel the planet indefinitely, encouraging as many people as possible “to live lives of unbridled awesomeness.” She is currently staying in New Mexico. Starting out as a freelance writer and “broke as joke” as she called it, she knew there was so much more for her to be doing on this earth and so much more money to be making, on this earth.

“After decades of struggling and getting jobs here and there, I finally focused my energy on making money because it just wasn't happening for me.”

It’s never too late to learn lessons, and Jen finally learned that actually focusing on a goal and taking the necessary steps towards it, is the only way to achieve higher accomplishments. Sitting around and wishing for it to fall from the sky, will never happen (although that would be pretty cool.) Deciding to dive into self-help, money making and coaching books, she devoted her time to understanding how it all can work for you, as long as your energy and effort is 100%.

“That's how my book You Are a Badass happened. It was first me getting my act together and then teaching people how to get their act together.”

She teaches us how to put off the opinions and judgements of others, no matter what. Getting uncomfortable with your situation is the #1 way to make things happen!

“If you aren't ready to get uncomfortable, it’s not going to happen.”

Our belief system can by our best friend or our worst night-mare. What we believe, is how we feel and how we feel then translates to how we act.

“I had to change my thoughts about money and greed. I also how to change my beliefs about what people my think of me, especially my family.”

Unsure on where to even begin, to find your inner badass? Becoming really clear with yourself and your personal goals is the easiest yet BIGGEST first step you can take. It’s about the willingness to be able to step away from the old “norm,” to create yourself one BADASS life.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Focusing energy
  • Determination
  • Self help
  • Coaching
  • Feeling uncomfortable
  • Your INNER BADASS
  • The Truths about money

Resources:

To learn more about Jen and her mission, visit JenSincero.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Sep 20, 2016
63: QUICKIE! How to Create INTENTIONAL GROWTH
09:48

It’s not about going through things, its about GROWING through things. It is about setting goals, celebrating the small wins on the way to the big ones and setting yourself up for success, no matter the trial and errors.

The people who are closest to us and see our full potential, are usually the ones who “test” us, not to mention the curve balls, the universe likes to throw at us every once in awhile.

“Curve balls are just the universe saying; 'How bad do you really want it?!'

Intentional Growth (verb:) Purposely putting yourself in intimidating situations - Lori Harder

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Finding Inspiration
  • Growing
  • Becoming “that” person
  • Accomplishing goals
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • Accepting life’s curve balls

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Sep 15, 2016
62: The 3 Phases of Your Transformation with Zach Slobin
51:30

Madly in love with his wife. Natural philosopher. Producer of his own life.

These three things pretty much sum up Zach Slobin and his insatiable desire to knock, question the everyday rules and then bend life to create massive freedom, joy, and abundance.

After weathering life’s natural ups and downs, being lost in “finding his purpose,” and navigating through the inevitable entrepreneurial storms, he can tell you the stories of hitting several physical, emotional, spiritual and financial bottoms.

He’s the athlete who almost went pro, but severe injuries kept him from his dream.

He’s the top guy who walked away from a good corporate job (and the money), because it was suffocating.

He’s the man who wouldn’t settle until he found his soulmate. And he’s the entrepreneur who was so committed to excellence, he created financial freedom at just 34 years of age.

Grateful for the lessons all the losses have taught him, one thing is for sure–he can show you how to play the game of life and win it.

As a Master Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Zach’s greatest thrill in life is showing people how to go from where they are to where they deserve to be by removing the BS lies they tell themselves, so they can be, do and have ANYTHING they desire. Flashing back with Zach to the ripe old age of 8, it was even then that he knew he’d one day become an entrepreneur.

“All the kids were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Most said doctors, astronauts or lawyers, but when it was my turn, I said I don't know what I want to be, but I know I want to do a lot of things at once.

A year later, at only 9 years of age, Zach lost his best friend to Leukemia. It was during this tragic event, that had little Zach pondering why the world worked as it did.

“I always knew there were greater truths, than what I was being offered.”

During his high school days, Zach began to realize that maybe not everyone was as authentic as he wished, but even so, he decided from that point on he would be nothing less than 100% honest. As you can imagine, not conforming to what everyone else is doing at that age, isn't always simple, but taking the high road, Zach refused to change for anyone. Jumping forward to his early twenties, Zach moved to San Francisco and began to emerge himself into his career. At 23, he found himself working in a high-rise with a successful mortgage broker business partner. From the outside looking in, he looked set, especially for such a young adult…but he didn't stop there. A wise friend once told him “You can go through this or you can GROW through this.” Words that Zach continue to live by. Touching on the four realms in which we live in, he shares with us his daily habit that gets him going in the morning.

“If I hit on all four categories, no matter what else is going on throughout my day, if I can just build the muscle of hitting those 4 areas, then I am building the muscle of serving my highest value.”

Zach is the inspiration and motivation we have all been looking for, to follow our hearts and go after exactly what makes us happy, and nothing less.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Thinking differently
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Authenticity
  • Life lessons
  • Following your dreams
  • Embracing the struggle
  • The 4 realms

Learn more about how to upgrade your life and never, ever settle at www.zachslobin.com.

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Sep 13, 2016
61: QUICKIE! "COMPARISON", The Fast Track to Unhappiness
13:35

“I generally find the comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one every compares themselves to someone else, and comes out even.” -Jack Canfield

Have we all compared ourselves at some point or another? Of course! But what we are failing to realize, is that we are comparing someone’s “highlight reel,” to our reality and where we are right now.

The motivation behind my morning Facebook lives with you all, is to show that we have to start before we are ready. It is not all about the kind of makeup we wear, or who's hair looks better, or even who's body is more fit, it’s to show that we are all human and there is no need to every compare apples to apples.

“We should always feel safe enough to show up being exactly who we are!”

Our life missions should be based around how fast we can forgive. That way we can move forward and back into a place of love, because everything stems from love.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Comparison
  • Loving yourself
  • Dealing with your cards
  • Judgment
  • Imperfection
  • Letting go

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Sep 08, 2016
60: Monetize Yourself with Nicole Walters
41:59

Monetize Thyself™ with Nicole Walters is a transformative lifestyle brand offering online training courses, consulting, mentorship, networking and a full suite of resources to help everyday people, brands and leaders realize their full potential.

Nicole Walters is a Baltimore, MD transplant and Washington, D.C. native. She relocated the Baltimore area while attending The Johns Hopkins University and studying Political Science. Soon after, she entered the corporate world of Business Development and Marketing.

Nicole has worked as a client-facing business executive for Fortune 500 companies in both sales and marketing for over 10 years. In her previous role with an S&P international healthcare organization, she managed business relationships with multi-billion dollar corporations and independently facilitated pitching, prospecting, and client relationship management in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Nicole brings her expertise in monetizing multi-billion dollar corporations to you – everyone from stay at home parents to small business owners can access her affordable and entertaining webinars and private monetization coaching. Using her trademarked Pitch & Pray™ method, Nicole will help you embrace the #monetizethyself™ mindset, and realize your brand’s fiscal goals.

In just 11 months, Nicole has built herself a 7-figure business, as she tells us “Miracles happen and God is good!” As the daughter of two hard working immigrants, in inner-city DC, Nicole’s upbringing didn't always come with the mindset of “it’s always going to work,” that was something she had to teach herself. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a taxi driver.

“One thing they did instill was keeping positivity, staying focused and that your income does not determine your outcome.”

Flashing forward, Nicole jumped into entrepreneurship in a way I had yet to hear, up until now… This powerhouse lady quit her job via Periscope with thousands of people watching her live! She knew where her passion lie and she wasn’t about to give up the opportunity to jump for it. But the idea of being bigger and better had to start somewhere. She shares some of her pivotal childhood memories, riding in the front seat of the cab, with her Dad.

He pointed out a tall building and told me “You can have your name on the side of one, or you can get stuck cleaning one. The only difference is up to you.”

You can hear in her voice, the confidence and self-love that she streams, enough to have led her into her dream and 7-figure salary life.

“I just knew I couldn't live paycheck to paycheck.”

Looking to become your own entrepreneur but scared to take the initial leap?! Let Nicole’s inspiring story lead you to your dream life.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Hard work
  • Following your dreams
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Perseverance
  • Using your resources
  • Business building

Resources:

You can find Nicole on Facebook @monetizethyself and get in touch with her and connect via her website at Nicolewalters.tv Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Sep 05, 2016
59: How to HEAL Your BODY and Mind with Simple Daily Choices using The Earth Diet with Liana Werner-Gray
36:46

Liana Werner-Gray is a Best Selling Author for "The Earth Diet" published by Hay House including #1 on Amazon in 9 different categories. She is an advocate for natural healing using a wholesome diet and lifestyle. In 2009 Liana started an online blog in an attempt to break her 5-year addiction to junk food binge eating. She declared that for 365 days she would eat only foods directly from nature and called it "The Earth Diet". In 3 months Liana healed herself of many health conditions including a stage 1 golf ball size tumor in her lymphatic system, chronic fatigue, glandular fever virus and digestive issues. Liana found a way to have all her favorite foods but in a more natural way that nourished the body as well as hit the pleasure spots. Word of mouth spread as the best diet for weight loss (New Idea Magazine) where women could have their cake and eat it too, and she began lecturing and teaching about the Earth Diet internationally including teaching children at schools about making good choices. Liana has travelled to 17 countries. Liana has a weekly radio show every Wednesday 6pm EST on HayHouseRadio.com Liana and her work The Earth Diet have been featured globally on media including Fox News, Better TV, Woman's Own, News 12 (New York), Sirius XM, The Sun, Getty Images, The Telegraph, iTunes, Indian Times, The Hindu, Business Insider, Spirit & Destiny magazine, Natural Awakenings, Mind Body Green and more.

Liana was born in Australia, raised in the outback and currently resides in New York City. Growing up in the outback of Australia, Liana was raised with a very natural upbringing. At the age of 18, she moved to Brisbane City and pursued a career in the arts: Entertainment and TV Production. Finally living on her own, not to mention in a big and modern city compared to the outback, Liana began eating junk foods she was not accustomed to as a child. More specifically, candy or “lollies” as they call is in Australia.

“I enjoyed the sugar high it gave me, it was like a drug.”

Whether it be drugs or alcohol. Liana knew that addiction ran in her family and her “drug of choice” was junk food, it was an unhealthy habit that she had to break. She had the mindset of “I’ll just start next Monday,” binge eating all the junk food she could until Monday popped up. A vicious cycle she dealt with for 5 years! Finally realizing that only she was in control of her body and what she fed it, Liana had a wake up call. A lump had appeared in her neck and continued to slowly grow. Taking herself first to a natural doctor, and then being recommended to the hospital, she knew it wasn't going to be a positive outcome. After the biopsies, Liana was told she had a stage-one tumor in her Lymphatic system, chronic fatigue and glandular fever.

“I knew I had done it to myself, I had poisoned my body.”

That’s when she took the first step. She declared to herself that enough was enough and from then on, she would treat her body with respect. Starting out as a blog, Liana turned her passion of food into the book, “The Earth Diet.” Make sure to tune in to hear Liana’s healthy eating tips and grab a copy of her absolutely amazing & life-changing book!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Impulses
  • Cravings
  • Addiction
  • Breaking bad habits
  • Healthy food
  • Finding balance

Resources:

For more information on Liana, visit theearthdiet.com or you can find her on all social media outlets under The Earth Diet! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Sep 01, 2016
58: STAND OUT, Find Your VOICE and Learn how to Brand Yourself in a Unique Way with Rachel Pesso
46:22

Rachel Pesso is a brand experience designer who’s spent the past 8 years helping incredible, passion-fueled entrepreneurs and companies make a massive impact on this planet with their big dreams, and even bigger hearts.

With a blend of high-level strategy, collaboration, and deep love, she create websites, eBooks, and other visual elements that move people. Rachel believes passion should lead every step of our lives. “The things we love - exploring the world, telling stories, transforming perspectives and spending time with the people who matter most, should never come second to the way we work. They should be woven into the fabric of every step, every offering, and every heart beat of your brand and vision.” Those elements, are exactly what she pours into the brands she creates. Thanks to Rachel, the process of rebranding my business and re-vamping my website has been smooth sailing and absolutely incredible. She truly makes your dream vision a reality.

“I knew that I had to bring Rachel on my show today, because I know my brand struggles are the same as everyone else’s. She has the capability of taking your massive message, and making it pretty.”

Thinking of starting a brand? Or in the midst of one now and not sure where to take your next step? Well ladies and gentlemen, your prayers have been answered! Rachel is a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine to work with. From the beginning stages, to the finished masterpieces, Rachel will dive into your project, head-first with you. Always on track with the latest trends, she is able to capture the work of giants with a mix of your personal touch.

“One area where I really do think I am unique, is that I truly have a collaborative process. We really start off together through this journey.”

From Pinterest boards, to color schemes and fonts, textures and photoshoots, Rachel is a one-stop-shop. She is the beautiful mastermind behind the Lori Harder Brand and she’s ready and able to rock your brand as well!

“Its great to focus on one thing, but something I work on with all my clients, is how to tell the whole story.”

“Create. Inspire. Move people.” -Rachel Pesso

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Branding
  • Clarity
  • Website design
  • Making dreams a reality
  • Inspiration
  • Creation
  • Brand Planning

Resources:

Are you ready to make your vision your reality? Visit Rachel at rachelpesso.com for a glimpse of what she can do for you! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Aug 29, 2016
57: Go From Tragedy to Legendary Life with Ted Ryce
41:33

Personal trainer, peak performance coach and podcaster Ted Ryce has overcome a tremendous amount in his quest to live a legendary life. Ryce has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, busy professionals and celebrities, including Richard Branson, Ricky Martin and Robert Downey Jr. He helps his clients develop and stick with high-performance habits that help them manage stress and adversity and lead more successful lives. His philosophy is that being a high-performance person, one who chases and achieves their biggest goals, isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity to survive and thrive in the modern world. His path to becoming a high-performance person was beset by tragedy he needed to overcome. After losing his Mother in high school and spiraling into a darker place, Ted opens up with us about the beginning stages to his life and career, and how personal tragic events in his past have brought him to where he is now. Barely passing high school, by the skin of his teeth, Ted was accepted into a University where he there endured yet another tragic event. Receiving the news that his 9 year old brother had disappeared, put him into a tail spin. Because of his renowned parents, the news of his brother went national, catching the eyes of Bill Clinton, who was then president, and even Oprah.

“I fell apart, emotionally and physically.”

Ted knew that these life events would either bring him down to ground zero, or somehow assist in re-building himself up, bigger and better than ever. He followed his heart to where he found relief, in fitness, and eventually began to share his love for health & wellness, and message with others.

“Fitness saved my life and I mean that literally.”

Whether they are smaller or larger, up until now we have all endured life struggles and Ted is the perfect example of how to turn “a mess into a message.” Have you ever asked yourself “Why me?!” Well you're not alone! Tune in to hear Ted’s relatable life stories and how fitness truly changed his mind, body and soul.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Coaching
  • Overcoming tragedy
  • Mess as a message

Resources:

For more tips and advice on how to make this one life of yours legendary, you can find Ted at legendarylifepodcast.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Aug 25, 2016
56 Get More CONFIDENCE NOW with Arriane Alexander
50:25

Arriane Alexander is The Rock Your Life Coach with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She helps female entrepreneurs and businesswomen step into new possibilities so they can create a life and career they’ve always dreamed of.

She spent over 12 years as a high level executive in the fashion business and walked away from that successful career to follow a heartfelt dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry and as a transformational Life Coach. Today, she works consistently as an Actor on TV shows like Justified, Grey’s Anatomy and The People vs O.J. Simpson. On top of that, she is the Host of two TV shows, and booked numerous commercials. In other words, she’s created the life of her dreams, and as a Rock Your Life coach for over a decade, she helps women do the same in a fun, inspired, and transformative way.

She works with women all over the world –Entrepreneurs, Health and Fitness Experts, and Executive Business Women to help them overcome their fears, self-doubt and any other obstacles blocking their path, to create the foundation for their new life, and a journey to take them there. Is it risky? Of course it is. Without risk, there’s no life, no excitement, and no happiness. There’s no fun, either. But once a woman starts taking risks, once she start taking bold actions, she will discover that what she thought of as impossible is suddenly within your reach. She will do things she's never done before, and wonder, “Who is this confident, radiant, and fabulous person?” It’s her. It’s been her all along, and Arriane is with her every step of the way to Rock Her Life. So excited to have the blonde, brilliant and beautiful Arriane, here with me today.

I believe her message is so important and worth hearing, especially for those of you who may need help stepping into our feminine energy and allowing their confidence to shine through. Arriane is the epitome of confidence and for those of you who attended The Bliss Project last year, you also know she is the perfect teacher of self-love as well. Growing up taller than the girls in her grade or group of friends, Arriane learned how to carry herself confidently from a young age. Whether she stood out because of her height or because of the air she carried about, one thing she knew for sure was that nothing would break her confidence streak. Like most things, her feeling of worthiness and confidence didn't hit its peak until she got older, because like everything else, it is a practice.

“I dealt with what was given to me and ended up making my first brand out of the hand I was dealt, called 'Big, Blonde and Beautiful.'"

She reminds us that everything we want to be is on the other side of fear. We must step out of our comfort zone while owning our perfections AND our flaws simultaneously. Although the confidence look may come natural to her, she knows that it may not be like that for others, which is why she decided to become a life coach teaching women just like you and me how to love ourselves, not just 50% but 100%, wholly.

“I wake up every morning asking myself how can I serve in a powerful way today? And how can life use my gifts and talents to support others for their upliftment?”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Confidence
  • Owning your flaws
  • Feminine energy
  • Stretching yourself passed your comfort zone
  • Building and practicing confidence
  • Trust

Resources:

So many ways to catch up with Arriane! First and foremost www.arrianealexander.com, but also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @arrianealexander and Snapchat @arrianalex Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Aug 22, 2016
55: Thriving in BUSINESS and FAMILY LIFE with Amber Lilyestrom
45:17

Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding and business coach, writer, mamapreneur and passionate soul on a mission.

She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. From idea conception to the construction of the business and all of techie bits in between, Amber assists new entrepreneurs in changing the world, one beautiful brand at a time.

Having met Amber years ago, via my old site busygirlhealthylife.com and then again at a fitness camp some time after, I am ecstatic to talk to her today about all the evolution she has gone through since then!

Curious at a young age about the business world and how it all worked, Amber knew entrepreneurship was in her DNA. Starting out as her Mom’s little helper, showing and talking to the crowds about their purebred Himalayan and Persian cats, Amber went from the crazy cat girl to a business and branding genius. Finding inspiration through her college years and her soccer team, she found herself to be a natural-born leader.

“I think of it as all the dots in our lives coming together and creating our path for us.”

Fast forwarding to an extremely pivotal time on Amber’s life, she speaks about her difficulties during the birth of her child and how those extreme moments in the hospital bed lead her new awakenings and realizations. Shortly after bringing home her new and healthy baby, Amber decided to leave her corporate job and begin the journey as a “Mamapreneur,” knowing that the mix of being a new Mom and a business woman, was exactly where her passions lie.

“It’s my life and I get to write the rules for how this thing is going to go, from here on out.”

From being an amazing mother to a kick-ass entrepreneur, Amber continues to be an inspiration in all areas of the spectrum. She proves to us women, that you don't just have to be one thing or another, but that following your life’s path will eventually lead you to exactly where you are meant to be.

“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.” -Unknown

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • Brand building
  • Creating your path
  • Listening to your calling

Is your soul on a mission too? Check out more about the beautiful and talented Amber at amberlilyestrom.com and be sure to listen to her podcast The Soul-Fueled CEO. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Aug 18, 2016
54: Propel Your Life FORWARD, FAST, by Focusing on the ONE THING with Jay Papasan
46:33

Jay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the National Best-seller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal best-seller list.

Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit,HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.

Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. Growing up and going through the “normal” steps as most adolescents do, Jay went from high school, to college, to working in New York in search of his passion. Noticing that he had been living in his comfort zone, Jay set himself up for a challenge. He quit smoking and decided to run his first marathon.

“It opened up a spotlight, that if I really devote myself to something for a long period of time, something extraordinary will happen.”

Focus and determination was the thought process now, behind all that Jay set out to do. It’s a good lesson for all of us to learn, that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

“I started to say “yes” and I meant it.”

Jay is a great example of an all-around success. As he says in the interview, he started saying yes to all conscious decisions and hasn't looked back since. Jay continues to keep a healthy marriage, a healthy business and an in-general healthy lifestyle. I think we under estimate how much opportunity life has for us. Thankfully, Jay is on today to remind us to get out there and chase these opportunities, with of course, the “better you” in mind.

“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no!”

Time is the most valuable currency, spend it wisely.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Opening new doors
  • Challenging yourself
  • Setting goals
  • Focus
  • Celebrating the small success’
  • Experiencing limits
  • Opportunity

Resources:

You can learn more about Jay at jaypapasan.com or on Twitter @jaypapasan. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Aug 15, 2016
53: QUICKIE! Being OPEN in LIFE
13:45

Open: having no means of closing or barring.

It’s human nature to feel comfortable, whether it be in your relationship or your position at work, the workout class you take each morning etc…but the growth that we all crave and need comes from being open-minded to new life, new adventures.

At first this may seem off and unfamiliar, like it doesn’t quite fit the perception we had around it. Is it fair to say that we may have even set a “prejudgment” about a certain topic? I’m sure we are all guilty of this at one point or another.

“A lot of the time, our perceptions are blocking us from exactly what we need.

A lesson to be learned and one that isn't always easy, is that when putting others down or making someone/something feel “less than,” it’s really just a reflection of ourselves.

“If I feel myself judging anyone, I ask myself, which part of me feels like I am lacking that I am looking for a flaw in them, so I can measure myself against it and attempt to win. Which never happens.”

It’s time to take the blinders off.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Open-mindedness
  • Clarity
  • Seeking new things
  • Erasing prejudgment
  • Elevation
  • Triggers
  • Mindfulness

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Aug 11, 2016
52 What Makes a HAPPINESS EXPERT, HAPPY with Gretchen Rubin
52:52

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Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.

On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” The podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015.” Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Starting out in the filed of law, Gretchen started to realize the difference between a position and a passion. She held a renowned position clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, but knew her passion was really in writing, which led her to become a New York Time’s Best Selling Author. Lucky for us, this brought me one of my favorite reads ever, The Happiness Project.

“A happiness problem, is a habits problem”

Gretchen not only shares with us her beginnings, but also her on-going journey to a happy, healthy and more productive life. These are all the things she portrays in her podcast and books and helps others just like us, achieve. Becoming aware of our thoughts and mindset is one sure way of also becoming happier. Placing gratitude around all things instead of worry and fear will bring on more blessings than you could imagine.

“It’s not about the things you have to do, its about the things you get to do.”

We then start to realize it has nothing to do with having the glass half empty, or half full, its more about having the glass in general. She gives us the reminder to treasure each moment, and that even if something is unpleasant, it will be over soon.

“The days can seem long, but the years are short.”

Gretchen points out, that there is no one thing, that makes someone “happy.” Each habit must be personal, it has to coincide with what is true to you. With that being said, creating habits around the things that make you happy, whether small or large can change a mediocre life, to a rockstar world! We’re riding that happiness train, climb aboard!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Following your passions
  • Happiness at home
  • Creating habits
  • Living happier, healthier and more productive lives
  • Being aware of your thoughts
  • Gratitude
  • Perspective

Resources:

Get your daily dose of happy at GretchenRubin.com and fol