Find Your Awesome with Jordana Jaffe

 
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Jordana Jaffe on Doing What Feels Good

Jordana Jaffe is a mindset coach and the founder of nourishedboss.com. She helps entrepreneurs who are feeling stuck and overwhelmed shift their thoughts and beliefs. In doing so, she helps them feel more confident, motivated and inspired to make their dreams a reality. She's an expert at busting through limiting beliefs, uncovering the story that's keeping you stuck, and then, working together with you, creating a new story that will help you achieve your goals, no matter what. 

This was a fun conversation. Jordana is a self-described “Oprah-tastic” “certainty whore” who has created her business her way, by doing what feels good. We talk about coming home to ourselves, finding what feels good and balancing business with life. And we discuss social media addiction, detox and reentry.

We invite you to ponder these two questions for yourself:

What does coming home to yourself mean to you?

What does feeling good mean to you?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or just curious about what it might take to achieve your dreams, this conversation invites you to think differently.

Nuggets:

“I think the ultimate thing is being able to take care of me while being able to take care of my family, but also being able to serve the world and community in a way that feels good—with none of those things compromising the others.”

“Even though we have names for all these things, if we stop naming things reflexively, we could appreciate them more and be more present.”

Learn more about Jordana at: 
http://nourishedboss.com/

Follow Jordana on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jordanajaffe/

Join the Nourished Boss Community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nourishedbosses/

 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Georgina Durcan

 
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Georgina Durcan:
“Use the power of conscious choice. It will be your greatest gift.”

Georgina Durcan is a Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive healer who helps her clients connect to their TRUE self, to their SOUL, to the LOVE within. Georgie’s work gives people the ability to be who they truly are meant to be in the world, to connect with themselves and the world in a deep and meaningful way and to create a life that they love and feel grateful for everyday.

This conversation is beautiful and magical. It was such a gift for me to share this space with Georgie AND such a gift to listen to the recording. Georgie is a powerful spiritual teacher, a healer whose words seem to dance in the air AND a totally down to earth mama to toddler twins. Open your hearts, your souls and your minds, magical souls. Really receive this one.

“When you start connecting to your soul and hearing it and you start getting the clarity and you start creating from that space, you’ll never not want to.”

Nuggets:

“We need people to help us get up. We need people to give us the wings to float and fly.”

“We have to see it first. If we don’t see it, we don’t know what’s holding us back and we keep trying and doing all these things and we keep doing it differently and trying different ways and yet the same patterns come up again and again.”

“We’re all in a chain and every single cog in that chain is equally important, but only if we see each other’s gifts and honor them and respect them and give someone the ability to do them. And how we do that is to stop trying to do everything ourselves.”

“Clarity leads to connection which leads to creation.”

“When you start connecting to your soul and hearing it and you start getting the clarity and you start creating from that space, you’ll never not want to.”

“Most of the time when we’re feeling uncertain or nervous or frightened or cranky or worried, we just want someone to say it’s okay.”

“The things that are truly going to help us heal are within and in nature. The universe has given us everything.”

“Use the power of conscious choice. It will be your greatest gift.”

Learn more about Georgina at: 
https://www.georginadurcan.com/

Follow Georgina on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/georginadurcan/

Join the Soul Side Up Community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulsideup/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Dede Griesbauer

 
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Dede Griesbauer: “Love has to be what drives you.”

Dede Trimble Griesbauer started her athletic career as a swimmer. She led Stanford University to an NCAA Championship in 1992 and accumulated 10 NCAA All-American honors along the way. She swam for the U.S. National Team between 1989 and 1994 and won the 200-meter backstroke at the Pac Pacific Championships in 1989 and 1991. She competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1998 and 1992, and just missed qualifying for the Olympic team in the 200-meter backstroke in 1992.

Dede retired from swimming in 1994 and went on to earn her MBA. She worked as an equity trader on Wall Street for eight years before being pulled back into sport, becoming a professional triathlete in 2005 at age 35. So far, Dede’s professional career has included three Ironman wins, a course record at Ironman UK, and three top-10 finishes in Kona.

Dede has been a top performer for most of her life. How does an elite performer approach life and sport? Dede says, “Living in the past is only going to hold you back in the future.” Listen in to learn more.

Nuggets:

“Living in the past is only going to hold you back in the future.”

“I want to enjoy the heck out of the time I have left.”

“Love has to be what drives you.”

“This (triathlon career) is a gift. This has to be joyful.”

“I like to go to bed knowing I did everything I could to make myself better.”

“You can stand on that start line and be like, ‘Why the heck not me?’”

Follow Dede on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/dedegriesbauer/

Find Dede on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dedegriesbauer

Learn more about Dede here:
http://dede-griesbauer.com/
 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Alison Graddock

 
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Alison Graddock:
“There are no shortcuts; you just have to do the work.”

Alison Graddock is the chef and owner of Nutrition Kitchen, a meal prep company in New Jersey that is changing the way people think about clean eating. She’s also a Health Coach, Certified Life Coach and Crossfit Coach. She’s committed to taking a holistic approach to being healthy and happy and will be the first one to encourage you to follow your passion and do more of what you love. 

We cover a lot in this conversation. We talk about how Alison created Nutrition Kitchen and how she’s grown in her first year of business. (Listen up, entrepreneurs: Quality matters!) And then we head into goal-setting, empowerment and Crossfit. We talk about celebrating progress, committing to doing your best and letting go of caring about what other people think.

If you want to hit your goals, up-level your life or business, and become unstoppable, this episode is for you.

Nuggets:

“If it’s a quality product, the business will come.”

“There are no shortcuts; you just have to do the work.”

“Strong is about feeling confident in your body.”

“We have these limits and if we just have someone there once in a while to call BS on some limit, it makes you think a little bit differently about what’s possible and what you’re capable of.”

“We all need a little more ‘recognizing progress’ in our lives because it’s always focused on ‘I-can’t-fail and I-can’t-mess-up.’”

“Give less fucks about people judging you.”

“I’m really confident about not having it figured out.”

“Just be committed to doing your best every day.”

Learn more about Alison at
https://www.instagram.com/agraddock/

Follow Nutrition Kitchen on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/nutritionkitch/

 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Amber Ferreira

 
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Amber Ferreira: “Sport is so heartbreaking”

Amber Ferreira is a professional triathlete, a physical therapist and a multisport coach. She’s the 2014 Ironman Lake Placid Champion and the two-time US National Snowshoe champion. She’s also a heart-driven, spunky human who loves to dream big and loves to laugh.

Amber’s laugh is contagious. There’s a lot of it in this episode. Prepare to smile while you listen.

In this episode, we talk about Amber’s pro career to date, her love of racing up mountains, her mindset, resiliency and heart. We dig into her current project—recovering from stage 3 adrenal fatigue. She shares her big goals for this winter: to sleep and gain weight. And we discuss the mental shift required to go from constant movement to a whole lot of stillness. Amber is fun, grounded, brave, real and totally inspiring in this conversation. Listen and laugh along with us.

Nuggets:

“Just because your thighs touch or your butt’s a little bigger doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It doesn’t mean you’ve given up. This time in your life, this is what you should be doing right now.”

“It’s actually really empowering to gain weight, get out of shape and still be okay with it and know that you’re going to be stronger because of it.”

“The endurance community sticks together because everybody has had a good race and everybody has had a race where they look like a little monster running along.”

“We train hard so we can get used to the pain and then accept it on race day.”

“I’d like people to remember me for, ‘when the race got tough, Amber didn’t give up,’ or ‘when life got tough, Amber didn’t give up.’”

“I get a little nervous about accepting pain because racing is painful. But I get more nervous about putting myself out there and racing as hard as I can and then coming up short.”

Learn more about Amber at
http://amberferreira.blogspot.com/

Follow Amber on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/amberdferreira/

 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Jenn Barley and Karen Sullivan

 
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Jenn Barley and Karen Sullivan: “We help people be better people.”

Jenn Barley is a funny, high-energy, goal-loving leadership coach and coaching expert.
Karen Sullivan is a straightforward, real, fun-loving, living-life- on-the- edge leadership
coach and coaching expert. Together, Jenn and Karen are a force for love and ass-kicking
and are changing the world by training coaches and empowering leaders with their
company Kickstart Your Edge.


Jenn and Karen live bold, full lives. They take fearlessness and fun to a whole new level.
They got real with themselves and uncovered a bunch of stones and rocks in the process.
They dealt with, and got rid of, the baggage of expectations. And they worked on
developing a 360-degree view of life to better integrate all of the aspects of their
being—something they knew was necessary to be able to expand. And expansion and
abundance it has been and continues to be…love, ambition, consciousness and fun.
Doing it all in a no-nonsense, authentic and straightforward way!


This is a fun conversation. We talk about coaching, adventure, running, business and
travel. There’s some straight talk and some laughter. Enjoy!

Nuggets:

“We help people be better people.” - Jenn
“I like to wake people up and shake people up.” - Karen
“We say ‘yes’ and then we figure out all the crap afterwards.” - Karen
“We’ve come too far with who both of us are as people to let any kind of bullshit
compromise that.” - Karen
“We’re all so much more alike than we are different.” - Karen
“Part of adventure is how can you do it together yet be individually motivated to make it
your own adventure?” - Jenn

Learn more about Jenn and Karen at
http://kickstartyourleadership.com/
and at
http://kickstartyouredge.com/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Amber Lilyestrom

 
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Amber Lilyestrom: “To be able to truly receive our own joy is one of the truest acts of revolution that there is.”

Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker who helps entrepreneurs turn their passions into heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. She has been featured in Entrepreneur and Working Mother Magazine and is the host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show podcast. Amber supports visionaries, leaders and disruptivators in changing the world and their lives.

As Amber says, “we did a deep dark chocolate dive” in this conversation. We talked about how Amber came to finally embrace joy and how she learned to love herself. And in between, we talked about receiving and wholeness and truth and achieving and trust. Step into The Find Your Awesome Podcast classroom, open your heart and your mind, and receive these words. 

“Recognizing that we are whole is probably the most conscious realization that we can make—that we are bringing all parts of ourselves into the equation and into the story, into the way that we’re living, in the way to live clean—energetically, emotionally, all those things. To forgive former versions of ourselves, but also to acknowledge them and to have gratitude for them because they had the courage to stick to the dream even when there was literally no proof that it was going to come to fruition, or that there was going to be the solution that you desired on the other side.”

Nuggets:

“To be able to receive our own joy is one of the truest acts of revolution there is.”

“In order for us to truly receive, we have to open our hearts to others.”

“What possibly could be achieved through the notion of opening, by finding a way to open every day?”

“I see the bumps and the bruises and the places along the way when I falter as feedback, not failure.”

“I’m the first one to give myself a break now, which is revolutionary.”

“If it feels scary, if it feels like I don’t want to do it, then I know I need to walk towards it and figure out why I don’t want to do it.”

“I don’t want to live my life with things off limits.”

 

Learn more about Amber at: 
http://www.amberlilyestrom.com/

Follow Amber on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/amberlilyestrom

Listen to the Amber Lilyestrom Show:
http://www.amberlilyestrom.com/podcast/

 

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Samantha Livingstone

 
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Samantha Livingstone: “That’s the hard that cracks you open to freedom.”

Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker and high performance coach—and the mother of four girls. She empowers others to cultivate the courage, resilience and perseverance needed to let go of perfection and other limiting beliefs so they can live their dream. Samantha candidly shares her battles with her inner critic, depression, perfection, PTSD and parenting as a working mother because she believes in the transformative power of story – and the strength that comes from knowing we are not alone. She is on a mission to pay forward all that she’s learned to help others find joy and live free.  

A mama of heart warrior and mama of twins, Samantha and her husband, Rob, live in the Berkshires with their four girls.  

This conversation is beautiful and vulnerable and brilliant. It’s juicy. It’s brimming with love. We talk about growth, perfection, self-compassion, inner critics and authenticity. Sam shares her experiences as an Olympian, a coach, a parent and a constantly-growing human. She is one of the bravest people I know and I’m so excited to share her wisdom with you. Set some time aside to really listen to this episode. Let the words touch your soul. We made this for you.

Nuggets:

“Gratitude, for me, is the gatekeeper and it allowed me to come closer to being who I am, but compassion really let me in.”

“Without the compassion, I would not have been able to shed the perfectionist shield and without letting go of that shield, I wouldn’t be free to be me.”

“Part of self compassion is embracing humanity and that we make mistakes and that we’re not inherently broken, that our behavior is separate from who we are,”

“Perfection is driven by the fear of what people will think.”

“If you want to beat them, you have to realize that you’re one of them.”

“It’s hard to be bullied by your inner critic. That’s hard. That’s a really hard life. That’s miserable. It’s also hard to sit with the emotion, but that’s the hard that cracks you open to freedom.”
 

Learn more about Samantha at
https://www.samanthalivingstone.com/

Follow Samantha on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/slivingstn/

Follow Samantha on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/slivingstonewellness

Music: bensound.com