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No More Excuses! Monday Motivation

English, Finance, 1 season, 387 episodes, 2 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes
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Welcome to my weekly Monday Motivation podcasts! Each week I will have a new topic to discuss. I call it "Monday Motivation with an edge!"  Listen in and learn ways to STOP with the excuses and live life to its fullest! If you're ready to GET OFF YOUR ASS and do something your future self with thank you for... then these podcasts are FOR YOU! I also ask for, and appreciate, feedback and input! So, listen carefully for the question of the week and yes, special offers to help you Achieve Your Success
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Podcast #413: How Has Fear F#CKED You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to another episode of the No More Excuses podcast In these podcasts, I tell it like it is, give you tips, share stories and get you motivated to grow both personally and professionally and run your business like a BADASS! In my last podcast I shared my story of how I failed to create a PLAN to achieve my goals. How I had my big A-ha moment and how I turned my WISHES into GOALS and got “From There to Here” … which happens to be the title of my first book! And today, I want to share what I realized during my A-ha moment. I realized FEAR was what was holding me back! FEAR!  Yes, me! The BADASS Business Coach™ was full of fear! In my book I share quite a few stories how fear had FUCKED me.  During my "why me" phase, I asked myself, “Where did all this fear come from and how did I allow it to get its nails so deep into me? And why am I blaming others for my lack of achieving my goals? And that’s the point of my first book… and the podcasts: to share where I was and how I worked through my own personal shit show and got my shit together!  It was time to set the fears aside. I had a great realization of who I have been and then it was time to decide who I wanted to become.  The BADASS Business Coach™! What about you? Listen in as I share the 3 questions to ask yourself and then really dig into it! The WHAT and WHY of where you are today! If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, could you say you are happy and have no regrets? Don't worry! I've been there. It happens. And it's NOT too late! Listen in and do the activity and email me what you discover! Or, if you'd like help: I'm facilitating two FREE group DEEP DIVE sessions. Sign up on my website: https://badassbusiness.coach/page/event-page Cheers! Sandi PS: Prefer a private session? Sign up for that here: https://tidycal.com/coachsandi/goal-setting-session
7/8/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast #412: Are You Happy Where You Are TODAY?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to another episode of No More Excuses! Today’s podcast might be a bit different from the previous ones. Lately I’ve been getting asked, “How did you get into coaching?” So, I thought today I would share a little bit of my story, and how I realized I was not happy where I was! It all started at the end of 2012, when my friend, and mentor called me out in the middle of a holiday party of my peers. Great friend eh? Yes she is! And she's not the only one. After having a little pity-party, others started to as well. Many asking me about things I "said" I was going to do, but hadn't, AND had no plan to even get started! And that did not sit with me well at all, but guess what?  And that did not sit with me well at all, but guess what? I got OFF MY ASS to start figuring shit out! It was brought to my attention that I was always celebrating and happy for others – which isn't a bad thing – but I was never happy for ME! Listen in today as I share how in 2013 I found my path and created my plan to achieve my goals. In today's podcast I share what I did to find my way, my confidence and my path and then I ask...  Are you where you want to be? Shameless promo – I wrote about this in my first book, "From There To Here" My books [I now have four] are all available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/sandiacc Email me with questions or, if you need help to find your path, schedule a free 30-min call: https://tidycal.com/coachsandi/lets-chat Cheers! Sandi
7/1/202414 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast #411: Are you Persistent or a PITA?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of the No More Excuses podcast! Today I’m tackling a crucial aspect of success...  being persistent without being a pain in the ass! Persistence is key to achieving your goals, but how do you do it without annoying everyone around you? Today, I cover actionable steps to make that call, send that email, text, or even mail a card—without crossing the line. You need to understand the Balance! The key is to be assertive but respectful. You need to communicate your determination without overstepping boundaries.  In today's episode, I share examples of what's helped me! How my persistence landed me a very lucrative referral partner and AMAZING FRIEND, and some tips on verbiage when following-up that I've used and how it worked out! OH and the NEW TIP I found that I really do think is the true WINNER to the questions "WHEN" and HOW OFTEN" do I follow-up? Persistence is a powerful tool, but it’s all about balance. By being polite, professional, and adding value, you can be persistent without being a pain in the ass.  And being ghosted sucks! Not getting a YES, NO or GO F-OFF leaves you wondering what you did or said wrong, what changed, etc... but PERSISTENCE CAN PAY OFF! [And yes, even I've been ghosted!] Listen in for your TIPS on how to be PERSISTENT without being a PAIN IN THE ASS, and then share how YOU follow-up. What's worked for you? Maybe what happened when you KNOW you became a PAIN IN THE ASS! :)  Remember, every step you take, every call you make, and every email you send brings you closer to your goal. Cheers! Sandi
6/24/202422 minutes, 23 seconds
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Podcast #410: How Do You Build Mental Toughness?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to another episode of No More Excuses!  Today we’re diving into a crucial topic for success in any area of life: Mental Toughness! Listen in as today I'll discuss: What is mental toughness?  Why is it so important?  How can you build it it?  The quick definition is: Mental toughness is the ability to persevere through difficult circumstances. What does it mean to you?  Building mental toughness is a journey. It requires consistent effort, but the rewards are immense! How do you personally build it? Listen in as I share actionable steps to build your mental toughness and face any challenge head-on and a quick story about a client and how after her life changed quickly, she had to build mental toughness to survive and rebuild herself and her career. After you listen in, share your story or how you keep that mental toughness! I know first-hand that it's not always easy. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of "No More Excuses." If you found this helpful, share it with a friend who needs a little boost.  Let’s build that mental toughness and conquer our goals. Check out the podcast page on my website and download these tips or save the link to listen again!  Until next time, stay badass!  Cheers! Sandi
6/17/202418 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast #409: Holy Shit, It's June!?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of No More Excuses Podcast! I'm your host, Sandi Ballard, The Badass Business Coach™, and today I'm hitting you with a bit of a wake-up call: say it with me:  "Holy Shit... It's June!?" I've done this as a talk a few times over the years, and well, that title was always taken in one of two ways! Like the people at my talk, for some of you, this might be a moment of triumph, and for others, it might feel like a punch in the throat.  Some of you may be CRUSHING IT, while others may be at the other end of the spectrum and wondering what the hell happened! Either way, it's time to take stock, reassess, and push forward. In today's podcast I share FIVE STEPS on how to do this. So, if you're driving or are out listening, pause this and come back as you'll need to be able to take notes – or perhaps just talk to your phone! This is a bigger, more in-depth review of your goals, both personally and professionally as well as ways to set yourself up for success to KICKASS and finish the year STRONG AF! You ready? You in? Revisit Your Goals Set Short-term Milestones Create a Schedule Accountability Reflect and Adjust Simple, eh? OK! Now, listen in for more in-depth discussion and stories of clients of how this review process has helped them. And, if you need help, email me: [email protected] or click here to schedule a one-off 60-min session! So, there you have it. Whether you're celebrating milestones or shaking off the dust, June is your wake-up call. There's no time like NOW to get back on track or to keep pushing forward. Remember, "No More Excuses." You’ve got this! Cheers! Sandi
6/3/202426 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #408: Get Your Business in "Summer-Body" Shape!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to another episode of No More Excuses! In today's episode, I talk about something near and dear to my heart—a business tune-up. You heard me right. It's time to get your business leaner, stronger, and ready to kick some serious ass! We all know the importance of keeping our body's in shape, right? And every Summer, we get bombarded with get your body in “beach-body / bathing suit shape”, but what about our businesses? They need some love and attention too! So, today, I talk about how to give your business the tune-up it deserves. And this isn’t just for those of you who feel your business is flat or there’s something wrong! Many of you are physically healthy and in good shape, and also want to stay there or perhaps get a little stronger or fitter, right? Today I share some stories, and give you tips on how to do a business tune-up. You can also go to my website – badassbusiness.coach and download the list! ALSO: I’d love to hear from you! What topics do you want to know more about or questions do you have that I can touch on? Email me: [email protected] AND THEN YES, speaking of investing in your growth, if you'd like help, sign up for my "Summer Business Shape-Up" 6 Week Program. I have a SPECIAL price for podcast listeners! [CLICK HERE!] I hope you're feeling inspired to give your business the tune-up it deserves and take it to new heights of success. Cheers, Sandi!
5/20/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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Podcast #307: If a 16 Year Old Can Do It...

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of No More Excuses!  Today is a RARE occasion! I have a guest on this podcast and he is THE YOUNGEST GUEST of the few I've had.  Listen today as he shares his story and why if HE can do it... you can too!  DO WHAT? CHANGE YOUR MINDSET THAT IS! Yes, Jack went from a typical teenager going through the motions, complaining about life, being lazy. Then add in COVID. OK. He's not the only one, but then comes the war.  YES. A. WAR!  Ya see, Jack – real name: Zhenia is from Ukraine.  As Jack described himself: "I was a lazy teenager, waking up at 2 pm, blaming everything on circumstances (the war in my country, covid, etc.), and generally wasting time." And something inside him shifted.  You’ll have to listen in to hear ALL HE'S ACCOMPLISHED in a short amount of time!   He truly is the shining example of        NO MORE EXCUSES!  His email and story resonated with me and the theme of this podcast.  I hope you enjoy his message and that he will inspire you to STOP making excuses and START taking ACTION!  Cheers! Sandi  
5/13/202419 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #406: Managing the Mania of Business Ownership

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to another episode of "No More Excuses".  Today, I want to dive into the whirlwind world of business ownership and how to manage the mania that comes with it. Running a business is NOT for the faint of heart. It's a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, twists and turns, and some days it can cause a bigger adrenaline rush than a friggn' skydiving expedition. Sometimes in a good way, and other times, not so much! And amidst the chaos, there's one thing we can't afford to lose sight of: ...Our Sanity! Listen in today as I talk about how to embrace the madness, accept that there will be ups and downs, victories and setbacks, and find strength in the midst of the storm. I'll share THREE TIPS to help you as well as share a personal story with my own "A-ha moment" of how people helped me understand that I was NOT managing my own "mania"! Until next time, stay badass, stay sane HAHA, and remember—there are no excuses when it comes to taking control of your business and your life. Thanks for tuning in. Cheers! Sandi
5/6/202414 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #405: Mid Q2: Time to Play BIGGER!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses" podcast! Today, we're diving into Q2 and how to kick things into high gear to make this year your most successful yet. And yes, this is on the coattails of understanding how important a business plan is. If you have a plan, you probably – or SHOULD – have it in there to do progress checks! So… did you create yours? Or update an old one?  Remember, you can download my free template from my website: www.badassbusiness.coach The second quarter—a time of renewal, growth, and opportunity. But how the hell do you make the most of it? Well, that's what we're here to find out. So, if you’re not driving, running, or riding your bike, grab a pen, strap in, and get ready to ramp things up like a badass. Before we charge ahead into Q2, let's take a moment to reflect on Q1. Yes, AGAIN! Because my guess it not many of you really DUG IN to what was going on, as the 2nd quarter tends to sneak up on people.  Listen in today as I share tips on how to do a PROPER REVIEW, and then how to PLAY BIGGER without getting overwhelmed as well as how to hold yourself accountable so you can and will LEVEL-UP and PLAY BIGGER! SHARE: What's your Q2 goal? BADASS CHALLENGE: Take that goal and LEVEL UP! It's gotta make you a little uncomfortable, nervous and have to FOCUS to make it happen! Are you ready? Until next time, Stay BADASS! Cheers! Sandi
4/15/202422 minutes, 19 seconds
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Podcast #404: Where is Your Business Plan?

Happy MONDAY MOTIVATION and eclipse day! Welcome to another episode of the "No More Excuses," podcast! Get ready, as today's episode is all about the importance of having a solid business plan! I’ve had clients who totally REFUSED to do a business planand others who were totally into the process and SO EXCITED about the outcome! What about you? Have you completed [or at least started] your business plan?  If you haven't, or you don't see the importance, let me tell you - and in today's episode I share that it's like heading out on a road trip to an exciting destination without GPS to guide you! A business plan serves as your guiding light, it provides clarity, direction, and focus. Listen in as I share more in-depth on the 5 REASONS why having a business plan so important, and some examples of clients who were polar opposite on having one - or at least were at the beginning of working with me!  #1: A business plan forces you to clarify your vision and define your goals.  #2: A business plan helps you attract investors, stakeholders and impress lenders.  #3: Another key benefit of having a business plan is that it serves as a roadmap for decision-making. #4: A business plan helps you monitor your progress and track your performance over time.  Finally, #5: A business plan instills confidence—not only in yourself but also in your team, your investors, and your customers.  NO MORE EXCUSES! It's time to start drafting your business plan. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, having a solid plan in place is essential for success. Not sure how to create a business plan or did you Google it and get overwhelmed with all the options? Check out my website, BadassBusiness.Coach and scroll toward the bottom, you can enter your info to download your FREE copy of the business plan I use for myself and with my clients. And your BADASS Challenge of the Week: Write and Share your vision plan here in the comments or email me – [email protected] Remember, success doesn't happen by chance—it's the result of careful planning, strategic execution, and unwavering determination. And as always, stay Badass! Cheers! Sandi
4/8/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast #403: Welcome to Q2! Time to Spring Clean Some Shit!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses," where we tackle obstacles head-on and embrace the power of transformation. Alright, Badasses, welcome to April 1st, the 2nd Quarter, and to me, the "REAL" start of Spring! So, I think today's the perfect time to talk Spring Cleaning. Just as we clean out our homes to allow for breathing room and new beginnings, we can apply the same principles to our personal and professional lives. Listen in because in today's episode, I am going to touch on THREE things you can do to "Spring Clean" both personally and professionally! Today I'll share some stories of how I helped some clients and have a friend of mine who is a professional organizer, give her advice to help you declutter and get organized for what matters most in your world! Clean Out. Open up to the New. And Dust Off what's been sitting there. AND... As always, listen for the BADASS CHALLENGE of the week and share your Spring Cleaning journey for a chance to win a free consultation with me to help you spring clean your goals! Share in the comments or email me: [email protected] Let's embrace Spring Cleaning and make room for greatness! Until next time... Stay Badass! Cheers! Sandi
4/1/202413 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast #402: Is Your Hiring Process Killing Your Business?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses," where we tackle challenges head-on and empower you to take charge of your success.  As a DiSC® certified business coach, I’m really excited to dive into today’s topic, one that's critical for any business: hiring the right talent. Over the years, I’ve had clients who just seem to have a revolving door of staff. And, although I am NOT a recruiter or an HR expert, I work with business owners to identify what’s keeping people from staying. And one of the BIGGIES is onboarding and training processes and procedures.  If you don’t have an HR company in-house or one you use when you need it, this is the time I would HIGHLY suggest you do! Listen – or watch if you're here already – as I share some ways how I helped a client remember where she had found her staff years ago! And, it's working again! It doesn't always have to be in the same industry! It's no secret that building a dream team can make or break your business. But why is finding the right people such a challenge?  Firstly, it's about identifying YOUR needs and values. [This is where my expertise in DiSC® comes into play!]  Secondly, there's the daunting task of sifting through countless resumes and conducting interviews, hoping to find that perfect match. [I have a client who has done this herself for years. She did use an employment agency for a short time, however their options seemed to not be working.] So, unfortunately you must find an agency that’s a good fit and focused on the “right talent” for your industry as well. Listen in today to hear what a colleague of mine who runs an employment agency told me about this topic: "Hi Sandi, yes, one of the biggest challenges is defining what "the right talent" means for your specific business. It's not just about skills and qualifications; it's also about cultural fit and alignment with your company's values."  It's clear that hiring the right talent requires a strategic approach and a deeper understanding of your business's unique needs. And is doing the process of hiring the BEST use of your TIME? Well, sometimes it is the "do it or pay for it" concept, but it's also about seeing what else you SHOULD be doing!  Now, let's hear from YOU, our Badass community for your Badass Challenge for the week. I’m asking you to share your experiences and challenges with hiring the right talent. Yes, you have to listen in to get the challenge... and once you complete it by sharing in the comments or emailing me, you'll be entered to win a FREE Business Analysis! Let's look at what's working, what's not, and how to build upon the success you have [I promise, I won't just tell you what's wrong!] Remember, building the right team is essential for your business's success.  Don't settle for anything less than the best. That's a wrap for today's episode of "No More Excuses." Thank you Badasses, for tuning in. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Until next time, BeBadass! Cheers! Sandi
3/25/202413 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #401: What Are You Sticking With?

HAPPY MONDAY [NOW THURSDAY] MOTIVATION! Welcome back to a special anniversary episode of "No More Excuses". I'm publishing Monday's podcast TODAY (aka Thursday), because it was EIGHT years ago today that I started this podcast!  But before we dive into today's theme, let's take a moment to celebrate this milestone! Cheers to all of you! From wherever we were in 2016 to where we all are today... I'm grateful for, and appreciate each and every one of you who has joined me on this incredible journey! Eight years of a MOSTLY weekly podcast! At the end of 2023, I had a lot of shit going on, and I missed a few weeks here and there, but hey - I heard from you, and well, that KEPT ME GOING! So today, let's talk about “STICKING WITH SOMETHING”. I've personally now had 8 years of podcasting, and over 10 years of coaching and 29 years of being a business owner... I guess I'll stick with it!   Whether it's a business venture, a personal goal, or a creative project, staying committed in the face of challenges is no easy feat. But why is it so important, and how can we cultivate the resilience to keep going? Sticking with something builds character and resilience. It teaches us discipline, perseverance, and the value of hard work. And, most importantly, it's the key to achieving our goals and realizing our dreams! Listen in as I share more about this topic and how to keep going when shit's just getting tough! AND assign you your BADASS CHALLENGE!
3/21/202416 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast #400: There's Always MORE!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses". Today, I want to discuss the topic that's near and dear to my heart—why it's crucial to keep learning, no matter where you are in your personal or professional journey. Listen in as I share a Badass Moment of the Week from a client who shares WHY she – after decades in her industry – added yet another certification to her list!  And, from two others how their ability to understand the importance of continuing education has helped them grow personally and professionally! But, most importantly, ALL of them are learning so they can help others! It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned professional or just starting, the journey of learning never ends. It's not about staying relevant; it's about staying ahead. But... yes, BUT what gets in the way of attending that class or conference or signing up for a new course? MONEY? TIME? AGE? And I'm sure plenty of other BULLSHIT EXCUSES! Identifying WHY you want to gain more knowledge is key! Like anything, "If it's important enough, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an EXCUSE!" What is something you'd LOVE to learn more about?  What's stopping you? Continuous learning is crucial to overcoming common barriers. And helping people step out of their comfort zones and take chances – like I discussed in last week’s podcast! Listen in! Especially for the challenge at the end! Until next time, Stay BADASS! Cheers! Sandi  
3/11/20249 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast #399: What Chances Will You Take This Year?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses!" Today, we're diving deep into the world of risks and the incredible rewards that come with stepping out of your comfort zone. Let's talk about taking chances. It's easy to stay within the safety net of what we know – as I like to call it, “Your comfy slippers, favorite jeans & t-shirt world”, but growth and success often lie just beyond that boundary. So, how can you overcome the fear of the unknown and start taking those leaps of faith? Listen in today as I share a few stories; one from a client and one listener and some of mine... even one that cost me $$$$! It's not easy to take those risks - even if you can calculate the results or have help! There's really no other way than do what Nike® says to do and JUST DO IT! Fear can keep you from doing the simplest tasks like hitting SEND on an email that can help build your brand and share your expertise with clients and prospects. And keeps many people from living the life of their dreams. Yes, it does help to have proven results or a guarantee of some sort. How will you ever know if you don't take the chance? What chances have you taken? What REWARD did you receive? Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Want to learn how to take those chances? Join the next round of the Group Coaching! Sign up on my website www.BadassBusiness.coach to be added to the waitlist. Until next time, stay Badass! Cheers! Sandi
3/4/202410 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #398: Processes & Procedures: Your Ticket to BADASS Success!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to "No More Excuses," the podcast where we cut through the bullshit and get down to business.  Today, I'm zeroing in on a silent PROFIT killer of your business: inefficient processes and procedures. These hidden time-suckers are eating away at your bottom line and arm you with three badass tips to whip them into shape.  Here's the thing, you've got a business that's running, but it's like a car with a flat tire – sure, it moves, but it's a bumpy, slow ride. Inefficient processes are like those flat tires, dragging you down and making every mile cost more in time, money, and sanity. They lead to errors, delays, and a team that's frustrated and can deflate your team's morale. It doesn't matter if you're a sole proprietor or a multi-million-dollar business! Processes and procedures help you reduce inconsistencies, mistakes and lost time fixing shit and handling angry customers! Listen in as I share some examples of how I've helped clients identify broken and missing processes & procedures, and how by creating – AND USING THEM – has helped them increase productivity, reduce mistakes and create happy customers! It's one thing to have them, it's another to FOLLOW them! We've all had a staff person, colleague – or someone at home – ask "How do we do this?" or continuously do something differently than you need it done. THAT should tell you something is wrong, missing or broken! Share a process or procedure you put into place and has helped you succeed! Until next time... Be BADASS! Cheers! Sandi
2/26/202414 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast #397: BURNOUT SUCKS! How have you overcome it?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to another episode of "No More Excuses" – the podcast that's all about kicking those excuses to the curb and taking charge of your business life. I’m your host, Sandi Ballard, the Badass Business Coach™ Today, we're tackling a beast that haunts many entrepreneurs: burnout. It's that feeling when the tank is empty, but the race is far from over.  BURNOUT. IT SUCKS! It's the silent epidemic among business owners. It creeps up on you like a shadow, and before you know it, you're feeling exhausted, snarky, and just can't muster the enthusiasm for the grind anymore.  It's the result of relentless stress, the kind that comes from wearing too many hats, the pressure to succeed, and the fear of letting down clients, employees, or even yourself. Business owners, like you, often push yourselves to the limit and that's when it happens.  Burnout is the enemy of progress. It's the brick wall between you and your goals. Learn to recognize the signs early and use the tips in today’s podcast to overcome it or ward it off like a cold you feel coming on. Remember, burnout is not a badge of honor; it's a roadblock to your success. So, let's crush it before it crushes you. No more excuses AND No more burnout. Just pure, relentless progress. I’d love to hear from you – how do you overcome or avoid burnout? Comment or email me at [email protected]!  Keep thriving, and until next time... Stay BADASS  Cheers! Sandi
2/19/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #396: Confronting the Financial Fears of Business Ownership!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of No More Excuses where we dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship and business success and create alignment for personal and professional growth. I'm your host Sandi Ballard, The BADASS Business Coach™, and today we're tackling the topic of the dreaded financial trifecta. So, buckle up, because in the next 10 minutes, we're going to turn those fears into fuel. First up, lack of access to capital.  Moving on to the bane of our existence – insufficient cash flow. And then let's talk about consistent revenue growth.  And it doesn't matter if you're just starting your business, or have been in business for 20 years, it happens! And those fears have caused many people (some were clients) to quit and go back to a traditional j-o-b. I've also had clients that took on a second form of income to help during slower times, which can many times lead to a secondary stream of income (just make sure they're aligned!). If any – or all – of those make you cringe, then listen in to dive deeper, hear some of my stories, and for three tips on how to overcome the fears. It can be scary, and that's why I always make sure my clients have a strong relationship with their financial advisor, CPA or even a financial coach to keep you stay (or get out of) debt, potential tax trouble and most importantly, IN BUSINESS! What are your biggest financial concerns you've had, and how'd you overcome them? Or what ones do you currently have?  I've been an entrepreneur for almost 30 years... trust me, I've had them all! Comment or email me: [email protected] - or if you need deeper financial help, I can connect you with a financial professional as well! OR if you ARE a financial professional, what tips do YOU have?! We've ALL been there! Shit happens! You just have to find the help you need to succeed! Cheers! Sandi
2/12/20249 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast #395: What Will You CHANGE?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to another episode of "No More Excuses" where we dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship and business success and creating alignment for personal and professional growth. Listen in today as I'm tackling the topic of making changes for the month of February. Last month, I discussed strategies to start the year strong and set the stage for success. Now, it's time to take a closer look at where you stand and make the necessary adjustments. It's essential to remember that change doesn't always mean abandoning what you've been doing. Instead, it's about fine-tuning and optimizing your approach! If a particular strategy isn't yielding the desired results, consider tweaking the variables rather than scrapping the entire plan. Just remember, February is not just another month; it's an opportunity for refinement and progress. Embrace change, review your strategies, and propel your business towards even greater success. CHANGE is Only Painful... if You RESIST! What will you CHANGE so you can GROW? Share in the comments, and if you like what you hear, please leave a review! Cheers! Sandi
2/6/20247 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast #394: Did You Start 2024 Strong?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the podcast, “No More Excuses” where we're kicking off the new year with a bang and setting you up for a year of crushing goals and living like a BADASS! I’m Sandi your host and The BADASS Business Coach™! This is the fourth week that I’ve shared business tips to help you kick-start your year and make sure you are creating momentum like a BADASS! As we’re getting settled into the first month of the new year, it’s time for a progress check. This is when I have my clients – and myself - really look into how things are going – the good, the bad, the what the hell?! **Ruthless Progress Reviews**: What's working? What's not? No sugarcoating, no mercy. **Adapt or Die**: Your plans not sacred. If it's failing, tear it apart and rebuild. **Unyielding Forward Charge**: Every day you're not advancing is a day wasted.  So, once you’ve done your check-in, how are you doing? Like I said in Tip #1, BE HONEST! Once you identify how things are going, look at WHY! Did you make progress... or NOT? Listen in and decide:  "If you really want something, you'll find a way, if not you’ll make BULLSHIT excuses." Today I share a progress check with a client, AND something I realized after TWO years, wasn't working. It was time to make a change! You know what I like to say: "Business ownership is going to be work, but it doesn’t have to suck!" And now, it’s time to get off your ASS, make the changes in your action steps and get back to it! So, what do you NEED to do? AND today I share a hefty BONUS TIP on how to make progress on shit you don't want to do! If you’re interested in that, email me! Now… it’s time to TAKE ACTION! Which tip helped you the most? Post, share, email me… find me! Until next time... Stay BADASS! Sandi
1/29/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #393: 3 Tips to Make 2024 Your Most Productive Year!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the podcast, “No More Excuses” where we're kicking off the new year with a bang and setting you up for a year of crushing goals and living like a BADASS! I’m Sandi your host and The BADASS Business Coach™! The last two week’s I’ve been sharing three business tips to help you kick-start your year! It doesn’t matter if you’ve owned your business for many years or just getting started, these tips will help you revamp, recharge, and revitalize your business strategies! If you haven't yet, check out podcasts 391 & 392! Today’s tips are focused on productivity! Don't we all want to be more PRODUCTIVE? I know I do! There's all kinds of ways to become more productive, but today I share three that all play nicely together! • Distractions • Expectations • Boundaries! DISTRACTIONS are dream killers, productivity's worst nightmare. Unclear EXPECTATIONS can get you in some deep shit with clients, staff, your family! Unhealthy BOUNDARIES is where it all should start! Listen – or watch – on my YouTube Channel! https://tinyurl.com/BadassBizCoachYouTube Today I share three tips and examples from clients and how I worked with them to become more productive. And, a BONUS TIP that I know WILL HELP you! And, as always, if you need help, please take advantage of the free 30-minute consult: http://tinyurl.com/30-minute-consult Cheers! Sandi
1/22/202417 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #392: Tips for Your Success

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the podcast, “No More Excuses” where we're kicking off the new year with a bang and setting you up for a year of crushing goals and living like a BADASS! I’m Sandi your host and The BADASS Business Coach™! Last week I started with three business tips to help you kick-start your year! It doesn’t matter if you’ve owned your business for many years or just getting started, these tips will help you revamp, recharge, and revitalize your business strategies! Last week’s tips were:     Develop your vision statement (or review it and make sure it’s still relevant)     Set your goals – long term, short term, just get them written down!     Create your plan – the plan is the road map, the HOW part of achieving your goals! If you haven’t listened into last week’s podcast, you should as this week will build upon them – as will next week! Now, grab your notepad, and listen in! [or watch on my YouTube Channel!] Tip #4: Embrace Habits Habits will help you stay consistent! Easy to start, hard to keep going... right? Habits help you create momentum and you'll see the progress you need to keep going! Tip #5: Ruthless Prioritization Time is your most precious resource, and it's time to get ruthless with it. It all has to get now, but unless you've figured out how to duplicate yourself, it can't! By prioritizing, you can stay on-task and get shit done!  Tip #6: Embrace the Chaos Business is messy, unpredictable, and downright wild. One of my taglines is “I help people manage the mania of business ownership!" Trying to find a way around the shit storm is not the way! Embrace it and enjoy the ride! And, pay attention to the lessons along the way! Listen in and share which tip resonates with you the most and, which one you'll take ACTION on TODAY! If you want all of the 10 tips go to my website BadassBusiness.Coach, enter your email and you will receive a downloadable PDF of all 10 even before they come out in the podcast. Need help? Click here to schedule a FREE 30min meeting! Until next time, stay BADASS! Cheers! Sandi
1/15/202413 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #391: How Are You Starting Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the podcast, “No More Excuses” where we're kicking off the new year with a bang and setting you up for a year of crushing goals and living like a BADASS! I’m Sandi your host and The BADASS Business Coach™! It's a new year, and you know what that means – it's time to revamp, recharge, and revitalize your business strategies. Over the next four weeks, I’ll be sharing three tips to help you unleash your badassness and get your year, and your business started off strong! So grab your notepad, and listen in! [or watch on my YouTube Channel!] Today, with the holidays officially over and people are really looking at HOW to START the year off STRONG, I give you the first three tips to... Get OFF your ASS and do something your FUTURE-SELF will THANK YOU for! Yes, even if you already have set things up for your year [if you have, a giant-ass high-five to you!], but take some time to listen in and make sure you're set up for SUCCESS! Here's a  View, and then listen in to get the full concept of the tips. Tip #1: Develop YOUR Vision –  Before you do anything else, you need to know your WHY! And, Dare to Disrupt! What's status quo in your industry and how can you play BIGGER? Tip #2: Set Goals –  Goals are the checkpoints on your path to success and domination in your industry to be the disruptor! They're not just wishes their commitments. Tip #3: Creating the Plan –  A vision without a plan is just a hallucination! And a goal without a plan is merely a dream. How can you get that next level without the plan? I talk about my lack of having a plan in my first book "From There to Here." NOW it's time to: [Bonus Tip] Take Action! None of these tips mean a thing if you don't put them into action. So, listen in and then TAKE ACTION on at least ONE tip! And if you want all of the 10 tips go to my website BadassBusiness.Coach,  enter your email and you will receive a downloadable PDF of all 10 even before they come out in the podcast. Need help? Click here to schedule a FREE 30min meeting! Are you worth it or would you rather stay where you are? Your choice! Cheers! Sandi
1/8/202412 minutes
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Podcast #390: Ready to Write Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the podcast No More Excuses... and Happy New Year! Today is the beginning of a new year, but does that mean it needs to be a new YOU? NO!  Whoever said that clearly needs to update their thoughts about themselves! We don't need a "NEW" YOU, we need to evolve, change and grow! Today starts off a new Chapter for all of us, including myself. And with my podcast, my new chapter is having my first interview in years! If you've listened for awhile, you know it's just me rambling some shit, hoping to inspire and motivate you to STOP with the bullshit excuses! Then, I met Moza Bella! She inspired me to do something differently! And that is to have monthly guests! I'm so lucky to have met her and have her on my podcast!  Moza is a strong woman, who has written many chapters over the years and now she helps others do the same! She and her business partner, Scott, joined me for today's podcast. Listen in and share what NEW CHAPTER you are writing! And, if you want to do more, register now for my New Year, New Chapters: Real Talk to start the year STRONG! https://NewYearNewChapter.eventbrite.com
1/1/202423 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #389: Who Has Helped You The Most?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses!   I'm jumping right in with the theme and the question for today's podcast:  Who’s helped you the most this year? That’s a question I ask ALL of my clients this time of the year! Asking you that is meant for you to pause and reflect on the WHO part of your year. And, like many of my clients, it could be many people, in different areas of business and life or it could be one. That part is up to you! Why is this important? Yes, recognition to the person, people, or group, but more so allowing you to realize the WHO in your world that is supportive of you and your efforts!  It's not like I’m suggesting you get rid of people who DON’T help you or just don’t stand out in your mind, but this is sometimes eye opening about WHO is in your world and how they have helped you get to where you are today! We all need cheerleaders, but we also need people to align with your dreams and goals, not just say, "hey great job!" There's something different about the person or people that come to mind when answering that question! Listen in and then make YOUR list! And then, it probably is a great idea to at least let them know how much they meant to you, and HOW they helped you, as sometimes whoever has helped you, may not even know they have or that it meant that much to you.  Comment below or email me and just an FYI, this is the last podcast for the year – I’m taking the next two weeks to recoup from hand surgery, enjoy the holidays and prepare for 2024, as changes are coming in the new year to the podcast! Jan 1st episode will include two badass special guests! So make sure you are subscribed and be ready for: NEW YEAR and NEW CHAPTERS! Cheers! Sandi
12/11/20238 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast #388: How Will You Finish?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! As we begin December, we have a lot of distractions with the holidays. This month can be stressful and it can steal your focus from you and your ability to achieve your goals. And... I’m not the only one talking about how to “Finish the year STRONG!” This is the time of the year when I ask my clients – and I'm asking you – not just “How will you finish the year strong?” but also, “What will you do DIFFERENTLY to help you FINISH STRONG?” Consistency is a big part of success, but the more important thing – as I preach all year long – is to check your progress and see how you’re doing. With four weeks left in the year, how will you finish strong? How will you finish strong if you are not making progress? That’s where finishing and doing something DIFFERENTLY comes in. Think back to how you finished last year. Did you achieve your goals? Or are you working on the same goals you had from last year? If that’s the case then, do you really want to finish the same? What will you CHANGE to make sure you finish the year DIFFERENTLY? Listen in as I give you examples of common personal and professional goals and how to determine whether you need to do something differently or not. What’s worked and not worked? And the million-dollar question: “Are you open to trying something different?” Are you satisfied with where you are, or are you settling? Are you already thinking to yourself" “There’s always next year!” The people who tend to say that are the ones who just give up at the end of the year. My challenge for you today – and this week – is to really look at where you are with your goals and identify what is least ONE thing you WILL DO differently to end the year STRONG AS FUCK! and a little differently! As always, please feel free to post or comments, questions or email me at [email protected]. I’m here to help! I’d love to hear what you are doing DIFFERENTLY to finish the year S.A.F? Have a great week. PS: Watch for changes with the podcast next year! Including special monthly guests, getting back to my more edgier-self, promos just for you listeners, and a website dedicated just to this podcast! Cheers! Sandi
12/4/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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Podcast #387: Turn Your Impatience into Motivation

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! A couple weeks ago I did a talk and social media posts focused on “patience”. What came up during that time, was learning whether you “want” or “need” something immediately. When we’re impatient, we can get demanding. And impatience – as I mentioned in my talk – stems from frustration, stress, and fear. When you’re “asking” for something to happen faster than normal, quicker than the person anticipated, or even before the deadline, WHY? Do you really NEED it NOW? Or do you WANT it? It doesn’t matter if it’s business growth or getting something done at home... WHY does it need to happen NOW? Listen in to hear me ask you PLENTY of questions about YOUR impatience and where it stems from! So many times our impatience stems from something we allowed or didn’t think through. How did we get to where we live in such an impatient world? Wouldn’t you like to have a bit more calm in your life? I know shit happens, but again, most of our impatience we bring on ourselves. This podcast is about MOTIVATION, and many times our motivation gets lost along the way.  Listen in, identify where you are most impatient, WHY and during the holidays, take some time to practice turning your IMPATIENCE into MOTIVATION! The MOTIVATION to do MORE. Get MORE. Achieve MORE! Feel free to connect with me to discuss! Cheers! Sandi
11/27/20238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast #386: Why Are You UNGRATEFUL?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! Thanks for being here for listening and sharing this podcast with others. Yes, I asked you WHY are you ungrateful?! That may seem a little counterintuitive, considering this week is Thanksgiving, and most people are asking what you are thankful for! But, I have a reason for this, and I guess you’ll have to listen and understand lol! With everything I’ve talked about over the years, we all run into moments when we are ungrateful, afraid, stressed, sad, frustrated or even pissed off! And as much as I have you review your goals, and adjust your plan, you need to do the same with your emotions and how things are going because that’s a direct effect on everything – including your business! So think about... WHY ARE YOU UNGRATEFUL? If you’re feeling ungrateful, why? If you’re feeling pissed off why? If you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed again why? And how is that feeling affecting you personally and professionally? So that’s the concept of today’s podcast. Listen in, work on the activity I give you, and then share if you are struggling with the WHY or HOW, contact me at [email protected]. And then have a very INTENTIONAL and GRATEFUL Thanksgiving! Cheers! Sandi
11/20/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast #385: How Can You Inspire Others?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! You can also view the video on my YouTube channel! This week isn't necessarily focused directly on business ownership or leadership, but what it is about, is what we can do as people – as humans to inspire others. It COULD be through our business, the company you own, the products or services we sell or support and even the people we lead. What would you inspire them to do? And how? I'm sure some of you may think you don't do anything important enough that would inspire someone. Or perhaps you're thinking I am a nice person. I am a good human, but how does that inspire someone to do more or to change a habit? Well, obviously you'll have to listen in today as I give you many ways that you could inspire someone! If you have staff, how do you inspire them to give you their all? How do you inspire them to work late or extra hours? How do you inspire them to STAY and, well perhaps inspire other staff members? There's a lot of little things each of us can do that will inspire someone to change a habit, take tht first step to do something amazing, to get out of a situation, or just to carry that "pay it forward" type mentality of inspiring others as well. Share in the comments or email me at [email protected] how you've inspired someone or perhaps how someone inspired you and how it's changed your life! Cheers! Sandi
10/30/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #384: What's it COSTING You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the podcast No More Excuses! I am your host, Sandi Ballard, The BADASS Business Coach™ Today, I’d like to discuss COSTS. Bills, expenses, fees – all of that come at us daily in all areas of our lives personally and professionally. The cost of running a business. The cost of DOING business. The cost of having a home, car, vacations, kids, it just seems like it’s always going OUT and the game is how to get more to come IN, right?! But today, I want to dig in and discuss what’s on our To-Do list and... what it’s costing us. Even more specifically, what it’s costing us by NOT doing what’s on the list. We all know that life in general costs us time and money. But what about our reputation? The respect you get from others? I don't know about you, but I know I've lost respect for people by their actions, something they said, or well that they did NOT do what they said they'd do. We all have things on our to-do lists that don't get done, or at least right away. Recently I asked a client about this exact thing. I asked her, "What's it costing you by NOT getting those things done?" Listen in today as I talk about the COSTS of NOT doing what you need to do. Only you can determine the PAIN behind that answer! As "You know what you need to do, but… right?" So, if you have things on your to-do list that you just can't seem to get to, ask yourself that question... "What is it costing me, but not getting it done?" How is it affecting not just my life, my business, but others as well? And as always, if you need help [email protected] Let’s make sure we know what we’re doing, and living a life that doesn’t cost us because we’re NOT doing something that WE KNOW needs to be done! Cheers! Sandi
10/23/202311 minutes, 15 seconds
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Podcast #383: It's Time to Move!

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my podcast No More Excuses!  Today and this week on social media, I want to discuss MOVING!  What’s moving in your world? What needs to?  Movement is important in life and business.  If things aren't moving, what can get you moving? Passion and excitement for what you do? Money? Just the thought of Achievement?  If things ARE moving, are they moving in the right direction? If you’ve listened to me long enough, you’ve heard me say that our personal and professional lives affect each other. So, if shit’s going sideways in one area, it’s hard to not have it affect the other.  MOVEMENT!  We need it.  Especially going in the right direction! What’s moving in your world? What direction? Take time to look at how things are going. How do you feel about your life – personally and professionally? Listen in as I talk about how to check on the movement, how to get it going and keep it going!  No more excuses, right?  And as always, if you need help [email protected] Let’s all get moving in the RIGHT direction! Cheers! Sandi
9/11/202311 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast #382: Mistakes Happen

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Mistakes. Ugh! I hate them. I’m a “recovering perfectionist”, and it’s still hard to see that mistake sometimes. We all make them personally and professionally. • Personally, it can be something so silly like choosing the wrong check-out line or missing your exit. [And yes, I’m sure some of you are thinking you chose the wrong person to date or marry lol. Been there.] But with all of those things, what did you learn? Perhaps to pay more attention? Or to ask more questions or to not make hasty decisions! Like failures, mistakes happen so you can learn. Yeah, it can be painful and expensive, so what are you going to do about it? A big shift for me years ago was to understand that things happen for a reason! You'll have to listen in and hear how that shift happened! What do you do when you make one? Especially when it’s professional and includes a client, or something more public.  Sometimes it’s hard to admit you made a mistake. It hurts the ego and self-image. It also, like I mentioned, and you’ve probably experienced, it can cost you money and that hurts as well! Trust me, I’ve been there MANY times! Making mistakes creates the opportunity to learn as well as for growth. Listen in as I share two big mistakes I made, one was in front of 250+ people and the other cost me THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! What about you? Have you owned a mistake… big or small? What did you learn? Admitting you’ve made a mistake can help you be respected more, and viewed a stronger leader, because you are HUMAN!  One of my favorite sayings is: “Slow Down to Speed Up!”  I’d love to hear from you! Share a mistake, what you learned and how you can SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP!  Post in the comments or email me at [email protected] And don't forget to sign up for one of my FREE group coaching sessions! https://Free-GroupCoaching.eventbrite.com  Cheers! Sandi
8/28/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast #381: Where's Your PAIN?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Today's topic: PAIN. Fun, eh? We all experience pain at some point in our personal or professional lives. Pain comes in many forms: Physically, mentally, literally and figuratively. Physical pain – I’ve had a shit ton of that in my life. Who hasn’t stubbed their toe 1,000 times or hit their head getting in or out of the car?! Mentally we’ve probably all been there as well with loss of a loved one, confusion, frustration, feeling overwhelmed. Mental pain is what we deal with the most in life and business. Pain in business shows up when there are challenges with sales, staffing, legal issues, even motivation. Perhaps you’re just launching – or thinking about starting a business and are experiencing the pain of not knowing what to do first to get going. Or you could be on the other end of things with growing pains and how to handle the success! No one wants to have pain of any kind, but that’s just part of life! LISTEN in today as I share the different kinds of PAIN and how as a business coach, I help clients identify and eliminate it! If you have pain in your world, and aren't sure how to identify it, or relieve it, contact me today! [email protected] or click here to schedule with. Let’s all try to have a PAIN-FREE week, month, year and life! Cheers! Sandi
8/21/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Podcast #380: Balance is Bullshit

Happy Monday Motivation!   Welcome back to the podcast No More Excuses!   Today I want to discuss "Balance"!   So many people, especially business owners, desperately search for it... the mythical creature called BALANCE. It's like searching for the Loch Nest Monster!   Have you ever found it?!    What is balance anyway? An even distribution... of what?    Uh, has life ever been entirely balanced? NO!   And that's why when people come to me and say, "I need to find more BALANCE in my life." I reply back with, "BALANCE is BULLSHIT!" There is NO such thing, so please stop searching for it and getting stressed out when you can't obtain in!   We could line up five identical business owners, and all would have a different idea of what they think “balance” is. Try thinking more about "ALIGNMENT"!   Whatever you need in your life should ALIGN with your goals and values! Nothing is ever entirely in "balance," but it sure as hell can be ALIGNED!   Listen in – or watch on YouTube – as I share some stories about what causes people to feel out of alignment, how I helped some clients find more in their world, and how you can too!   And, if you feel you've found that perfect alignment, share with us on how you made it happen!   If you can't find that mythical creature, schedule your free 30-minute call today! I wish you a very ALIGNED week!   Cheers! Sandi
8/14/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #379: How Strong & Clear Is Your Communication?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! Today and this week I want to focus on COMMUNICATION! Yes, as a DiSC® certified business coach, communication is always in the agenda for a session with a client. Strong, clear communication can make or break a sale, an interview, and even screw up your relationship with staff, vendors and other colleagues and partners! We all get flustered or even have a “loss for words” sometimes, but taking the time to think or just pause can help! But, for the LOVE of all that's good and holy, please don’t say, “That’s a GREAT question”! I guess you'll have to listen in to find out WHY I, and my podcast coach, Jen Edds says to NOT say that! Good and effective communication is so helpful in being able to sell both yourself and your idea or product. Do you have to take the DiSC® assessment to have better communication? NO! But you should try something! Today you'll need to listen closely as I give you three tips on ways to check and improve your communication. I also share with you a new technique I recently learned called "Chunking"! A lot of tips, and I'll dig deeper into each one the rest of the week on my social media! But I also would love it if you would share your tips in the comments section! And, if you DO want to understand your communication style, click here for your FREE assessment: https://sandiballardsuccesscoaching.cloverleaf.me/l/podcastlistener Share with your staff or business partners too! Hey Ladies – if you are in Orange County, on August 18th, my colleague, Nancy Singer and I are facilitating the interactive workshop, “Thinking on your Feet. How to shine under pressure!” Check out my social media or DM me for the link! I look forward to hearing from you! Share in the comments or again, contact me, especially if you want to improve your communication! Cheers! Sandi
8/7/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast #378: Do You Have the Three D's for SUCCESS?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! Today I want to discuss the THREE D's For SUCCESS.  Why? Well, here in Huntington Beach, CA, the US Open of Surfing! Being dubbed as “Surf City USA” means there’s always some sort of surfing going on, and this week is a full week of lots of it! However, this weekend also brought something I had never seen before – the Nitro Circus! It’s a group of crazy-ass, BADASS dudes – although I read there have been some women – doing crazy stunts on dirt bikes! I got thinking about both the motorcycle stunt guys and the surfers. I mean ALL athletes in general, are no different than BUSINESS OWNERS and GOOD LEADERS! They all need the trio: Dedication, Devotion and Determination. Listen or watch the video on YouTube as I discuss not just the definitions of each, but how "The Trio" helps you, and why you need ALL three to succeed! Then follow me on social media all week to DIG DEEPER into each one and find out IF you have all three, and how it helps you grow personally and professionally!
7/31/20239 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #377: Are You Motivated?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! WELCOME BACK the the WEEKLY PODCAST, No More Excuses! I am your host, Sandi Ballard, The BADASS Business Coach! Last week I did a LIVE video from a golf outing my colleagues and I sponsored a hole at. It was fun to get everyone’s opinion on what MOTIVATED them. Watch it on my YouTube channel! From kids to challenges and good humans to just their job or business! Seeing how their clients, customers, or patients are being helped, are excited about their progress, how their products and services help them… and yeah, even if you’re the owner of a restaurant! How satisfied does your food make your customers?!  Motivation. It can escape the best of us, and yeah… me as well! I believe that if you’re feeling unmotivated, it’s due to a couple things: Overwhelmed, stressed, burned out. You aren’t doing what you love! You’re bored or perhaps feel unimportant.  I’m sure there are other reasons, but those are the two that I hear the most. It was surprising that the people I interviewed never mentioned these motivators: money, recognition, power, passion and meaning. I personally am motivated by feeling SIGNIFICANT. Which means I am an integral part of someone’s life and success. I am motivated by seeing people making progress, achieving the goals and success they desire! What MOTIVATES YOU? If you’re in that “unmotivated” world, look around what’s going on IN your world. Your environment, meaning the people, the place, the mess or organization.  What needs to be changed and HOW can you change it? Watch or listen in today to hear what MOTIVATES a client of mine, AND I also give you an activity to do to help you get MOTIVATED!  Click here to download the worksheet!  Contact me to help you find and stay MOTIVATED! Cheers! Sandi
7/17/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Podcast #375: What Do You EXPECT?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to my podcast, No More Excuses! This week I want to discuss EXPECTATIONS! YES! We all have them, and we've all had them given to us. We've probably all been disappointed at some point in our lives, businesses, or careers. And, well, I'm pretty sure we've all disappointed someone who EXPECTED us to do something, be somewhere, help somehow or just jump in when we had no clue our help was needed! As a DiSC® certified business coach, I'm regularly talking about CLEAR COMMUNICATION!! And this is a big part of EXPECTATIONS! Think about a time when you were disappointed in someone or you found out someone was disappointed in you. What was the circumstances? What didn't they – or you do? Were you CLEAR with your instructions - what you need or want help with or the job to be done?  Was a deadline given?  Are there strong boundaries in place?  There are so many more things in life and business that can cause disappointment due to expectations. You can't EXPECT someone to help if they don't realize you need it. You can't EXPECT people to RESPECT your boundaries if you haven't set them! You can't EXPECT that new product or service to change the world if no one knows about it! EXPECT is a harsh word to begin with isn't it? Listen – or watch – today as I share some stories about clients expectations, a few tips on making sure you won't be disappointed and that you aren't EXPECTING too much! If you need help setting up clear, strong, concise EXPECTATIONS, click here to schedule a session with me today! And don't forget about my MILLIONAIRE MINDSET Growth Program, starting in July! Apply Now! https://tinyurl.com/MillionaireMindsetGroup Cheers! Sandi
7/3/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #374: JUNE'S DONE... are you?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to my No More Excuses Podcast! We are officially in the last week of the month, and are now half-way through the year. You know what’s coming next! YES! Me asking you where are you with your GOALS! I started at the beginning of the month asking you to DIG DEEPER and really get focused to make progress this month. So, how did you do?  Listen or watch today as I share how I did, what makes me say, "OH SHIT, June's done!? HOW? But I am NOT done! Are you?  It’s easy to get off-track and tougher than hell to get back ON-TRACK! Unless, you really REALLY want to achieve that goal! “If it’s important you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Quoted by MANY! No More Excuses… right?! Let’s talk about what to do no matter where you are! • If you’re doing great, look at how you feel about that achievement. • If you’re disappointed, frustrated, overwhelmed, and you obviously have not achieved your goals, it’s time to look at that WHY! If you want help... contact me today!  Go to my website badassbusiness.coach to sign up for the free group session this Thurs., June 29th at 9am PT / Noon ET or message me! Have a great week and if I don’t see you Thursday on Zoom, contact me for details on the Growth program! Cheers! Sandi
6/26/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Podcast #373: How Do You Feel?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Which one sounds like your day? Frustrating, stressful, exhausting? Boring, unfulfilling, endless?  Energizing, fulfilling, profitable?  Obviously there can be a mix of days and sometimes even a few days in a row, but for this, I want you to think about on average, as we sometimes only focus on the shit days right? Like if you’re having challenges with staff turnover, an unhappy client, or an unreasonable manager, that’s probably what you are focused on. On average, how do you feel when you start your day? How are you feeling at the end of it? I’ve had clients go through every emotion possible over the years. Many times, it’s really just that they need a mental break – yes, a vacation, or just a few days off. And then there are times when it is bigger than that and a deeper dive into the business is necessary. We've all said, “I’ll be ok when… [fill in the blank].” And the problem is when does WHEN happen? And, you could be feeling like #3 - energized, fulfilled, even profitable! And that's friggn awesome! You don't have to be failing to work with a coach!! Today I want you to take some time to think about what’s been happening personally and professionally. Listen in for the ideas I give you of things to look at, and see what’s happened and what’s NOT. REMEMBER: You have to take care of YOU first. And, maybe this group could be what you're looking for! Millionaire Mindset Group – only 4 spots left! Go to my website https://badassbusiness.coach and click on the JOIN NOW button! This group is for those of you who are READY to ACHIEVE BIGGER, more AMAZING goals than you ever have! It’s truly an investment in your SUCCESS. I look forward to hearing from you! Let's make sure you're on the right track to feeling healthy, happy, and ready to make amazing things happen! Cheers! Sandi
6/12/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #372: What Are You Willing to Do?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Last Monday I challenged all of you to dig a LOT deeper the next 30 days and to focus on ONE goal or habit to make sure you finish the first half of the year STRONG AF! If you didn’t decide what you want to focus on yet, that’s OK, there’s TONS of time left! And you can click here to join my free 30-Day Challenge to help as well – OR just decide what you want to do! In today's podcast I share some things people have committed to doing, for example: Writing (or starting to write) their book. Getting clear on how to build their business. Losing weight / get healthier overall. Looking at your habits, your goals, your world – both personally or professionally, and deciding what you REALLY want to make happen can help you FOCUS, make progress and learn ways to hold yourself accountable. Today I’d suggest you take some time to think about how your business and life in-general is doing.  ·      Running a business or a team can be exciting and challenging. What will you focus on to help? There are NO MORE EXCUSES! And it is time to not just dig deeper but dig like your life depends on it! Ryan Blair’s quote says it best, “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” You’re listening to this podcast for a reason. What are you willing to do for you? Either join my 30-day challenge or email me  If you need help, contact me today, let’s make amazingly badass things happen! Cheers! Sandi
6/5/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #371: Where Will YOU Be?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back the Podcast, No More Excuses! Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy your day, but first take a moment to THANK those who gave it all, so you can HAVE it all! In today's podcast, I encourage you to take some time today or this week to think about and also really dive into where you are and where you want to be! As we begin June, it's an even more important time to make sure you're on the right track to achieve your goals. You don’t want to wait until the end of June and say, “OH SHIT IT’S ALREADY JUNE!” That can be taken in two ways. One is in a GREAT way, that it’s already June and you’re doing great, and the other way, when you wake up and realize it’s “already June” and well, you haven’t done shit! Listen in today as I share more about checking in and well.. And then there's the 30-DAY CHALLENGE! YES! I do this with my clients... and MYSELF! ·      What is ONE thing you want more than anything? ·      What is ONE challenge you've had that you just can't seem to overcome? ·      What is ONE habit you want to stop or start? Email me at [email protected] or share here what you will challenge yourself to do by June 30th!  I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the BADASSNESS that you desire! Cheers! Sandi  
5/29/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #370: Do You Have a STRONG Team?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses I am your host, Sandi Ballard, The Badass Business Coach. And a DiSC® certified coach. I’ve spoken at conferences and facilitated hundreds of team building workshops across the U.S. I just got back from facilitating a team building workshop for Johnson & Johnson in West Palm Beach, FL.  The team building workshops I facilitate are fun, interactive, and also educational. It’s very different from one-to-one and group coaching. And that’s why I LOVE doing it. The biggest thing about it, is weaving in the lessons without them really knowing!  I’m there to assign “fun” activities to have them come together, work as a team and learn to communicate more effectively to solve problems, overcome challenges. They get to relax and not be talked AT for a few hours and learn without knowing! Why am I talking about this on my No More Excuses podcast? Because no matter if you are a business owner, sole proprietor or work at a company, there’s always challenges, problems to solve and learning opportunities for growth. And you need to have a STRONG TEAM to create success! I talked about effective communication in the last podcast and how, no matter what level you are at, what industry or if you have no staff or thousands, you can always do better! There is always something to learn and learn from. Think about your business or team. Listen in as I talk about how team building helps break down walls between departments, and helps owners and leaders learn that “their way isn’t always the ONLY way!” But first, you must really SEE what's being said and done and also what's NOT being said and done to make sure you have a STRONG TEAM for the future. I give you some tips on how to do that! Don’t forget, I am offering a FREE DiSC® assessment, go take it, no strings! – https://tinyurl.com/Disc4podcast and if you do want to learn more, schedule a time with me! I look forward to hearing from you. If you need help, message me, email me at [email protected] – let’s make sure you really SEE what’s going on in your business. Cheers! Sandi
5/15/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #369: Is Your Communication Hurting You? What about Others?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION  Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses I am your host, Sandi Ballard, the badass business coach. And a DiSC® certified coach which means I am a personality and communication specialist! I’ve spoken at conferences and facilitated hundreds of team–building workshops across the U.S. On that topic today, let me ask you: Do you ever get frustrated with the responses you get? Do you ever not know how to answer someone’s “ridiculous requests?”  Do you ever think, “This could have been an email instead of a meeting?” Communication, no matter if you’re a sole-proprietor or a huge company, it can be detrimental to your company’s success! As a DiSC® certified coach, I help people understand how they want to receive and how to better give information! Listen in to today's episode as I share a couple ways I have helped clients communicate more effectively, including ways to communicate with staff, customers, clients and even vendors and subcontractors!  CLEAR COMMUNICATION! It’s so important to your success, to your business’ success and your staff success. Think about a recent email, phone call, text or even an in-person conversation and yeah, you wanted OUT… or you needed MORE information! I’d love to hear from you about any communication FRUSTRATIONS or SUCCESSES you’ve had!  And, if you’ve never taken the DiSC® assessment, do it now! Take the free assessment – no strings attached - https://tinyurl.com/Disc4podcast  Then, if you do want to learn more, schedule a time with me! I look forward to hearing from you. If you need help, message me, email me at [email protected] – let’s get you communicating more effectively, so you – and everyone involved – can work more efficiently! Cheers! Sandi
5/2/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast #368: Is Your Growth Hurting You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses I am your host, Sandi Ballard, The Badass Business Coach.  I’ve been talking a lot about inspiration and motivation. It’s what helps you get things done both short and long-term. There are so many things about running a business or being a leader that can help and hurt you personally and professionally. Motivation and inspiration can obviously both help! But when you can’t find either of them, it hurts, doesn’t it? Honestly, I bet you can name more things that can hurt a business than help it. We all tend to focus on the negative things and what we don't have and get achieve, including me sometimes! Sometimes even GROWTH can hurt a business. Listen in – or watch – as I share examples of two clients I have helped GROW by reducing products and staff! ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION! Think about what you do. Or what the company does that you work for. Really look around and take note of what’s increased and what hasn’t. What stresses you out, and what you think is hurting you, and the company. What can you do? Do you know? Here’s a few things to make note of: Are you seasonal? Have you increased your services or offers? When did sales start to go flat or decrease? Where in your business or job do you have the most fun or enjoyment? What gives you the most grief or stress? What’s hurting? If you can’t figure it out, or are just ready to throw in the towel, let me help! OR find another coach to help! Owning a business – running a department is going to be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to hurt… or SUCK like I prefer to say! I look forward to hearing from you. If you need help, message me, email me at [email protected] – let’s get you growing in the right direction! Cheers! Sandi
4/24/202311 minutes
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Podcast #367: Inspiration Will Carry You!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses I am your host, Sandi Ballard, The Badass Business Coach. And a DiSC® certified coach which means I am a personality and communication specialist! I’ve spoken at conferences and facilitated hundreds of team–building workshops across the U.S. And many times, I need some inspiration to create a talk or a new activity for a team building event. Sometimes that comes easy, and well, other times... I have to search for it! Inspiration comes in many forms and in many ways. And sometimes when it’s least expected! I talk a lot about motivation. It’s what gets you moving, making progress, helps you get shit done, right? If you aren’t motivated, more than likely you won’t achieve the goals. But... INSPIRATION... It's what will carry you to the ends of the earth! Inspiration tends to be associated with "Creatives", but it's really for ALL of us, no matter what we do for a living! I mean, I'm sometimes MOTIVATED to clean my house, but inspiration will help me finish book #5! YEP... it's been started! Now, I just need to find some! LOL! LISTEN IN as I share the difference between inspiration and motivation and share ideas on how to find it if you are like me, ways to find it if you're struggling.  WHAT ABOUT YOU? I'd like to hear how you've been inspired. What has inspired you or how inspiration helped you achieve or create something! Email me or share where you are seeing this! Cheers, Sandi!
4/17/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #366: There is Always Something!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses Thank you for being here and for investing in YOU!    Running a business is hard work, but it doesn’t have to suck! We make it suck! And what comes with that… excuses! And yes, this is the No More Excuses podcast, isn’t it? If you aren’t excited about your job or business, what’s going on? Rate your business on a scale from 1-10. Rate your life in general as well. Where are you? Think about it. What do you feel you need to succeed? What do you need to be happy? More Time? More Money? More Education? More of you? Success and happiness tend to go hand-in-hand, don’t they? Or so it seems. People tend to say they’ll be happy if, or when. Listen – or watch – as I talk about shifting your mindset, and yes, identifying what you are grateful for regardless of how you rated your business and life. I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
4/10/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #364: What's Ending and What's Next?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome Back to the Weekly Podcast: No More Excuses Thank you for being here and for sharing the podcast with others, and for investing in YOU! THANK YOU for SEVEN years! YES! Last Tuesday, March 21st 2016 was the launch of this podcast and the release of my very FIRST episode. And last week finished my SEVENTH year of podcasting! SEVEN YEARS... WOW!  As I reviewed my 2023 goals, I started thinking about the past seven years of podcasting, and took a look back at what I talked about each year at this time. Listen in today as I give you an overview of the last seven years! Yes, each March ended one year and a new one began.  What will year 8 bring for this podcast? For me as a coach? As a business owner and overall as a person? I'll say that I'm very excited about what year EIGHT will bring for the podcast, as many of you know I FINALLY started doing video as well. I'm excited about what year 11 will bring me as a Coach and in October, I'll end my 29th year as an entrepreneur and BEGIN my 30th! NEW BEGINNINGS! What has happened over the years for you? What now? What will 2023 bring for you? What's ending and what new beginnings are happening for you? NOW, go review those damn goals. And then look to the FUTURE! What do you want to do next? No More Excuses! Contact me if you are off-track, on-track or perhaps missed the damn train altogether but know you want MORE!  Cheers! Sandi
3/27/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast #363: Which Way is Your ENERGY Flowing?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening – or watching – and investing in YOU! ENERGY! We need it to get shit done, don't we? Yes, MOTIVATION, but energy will help us sustain the motivation, make progress and succeed. But, sometimes what's going on in our lives, personally or professionally, it can SUCK it out of us, OR it can FUEL our fire! Is your ENERGY flowing TO you, or AWAY from you?  In today's podcast I ask some questions about your ENERGY and where it comes from. What is sucking it out of you, what GIVES it to you, and also WHO is in your world, WHAT your world "looks" like and if you're even LIVING in the "right" energy space for you. Listen in and then share about your energy! And, if you can't find your energy, contact me today! Cheers! Sandi
3/20/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #362: Just Do It

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening, watching, and sharing with others! Most importantly, for investing in you! Today’s podcast title – and theme – came from my own personal lack of MOTIVATION! So, you’re welcome! Follow me on social media this week as I continue this conversation about self-motivation when you have shit to do. Most of the time, it’s just getting off your ass and DOING IT! Yes, in today’s podcast, I share how I wasn’t motivated to do today’s podcast and how the phrase “Just do it”, popped into my head, and well, I just got it done! We all have shit we have to do. Sometimes it’s stuff we don’t like to do and other times it’s that we don’t know how or are just don’t have the energy! Powering-through isn’t always the best option, but sometimes it really is the only one. We have stuff we feel like we “have” to do, “want” to do, “need” to do and, well that you GET to do! Yes, making that shift from “have-to” to “get-to” is KEY to getting shit done. Shift your mindset, and I guarantee your motivation will shift as well! Listen in – watch today as I share the three ways I – and YOU – can motivate yourself when you just don’t wanna!
3/13/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 361: How Does Your Attorney Save You $$?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and for investing in YOU!  Don't forget to check out my website www.BadassBusiness.Coach and connect with me on social media! This first quarter is always about LEVELING-UP! Originally interviewed in March 2021, I’m excited to RE-share this podcast interview with attorney Karen Young and her IMPORTANT and INFORMATIVE message on how an attorney can, and SHOULD save you money! As we start the first quarter, and I’ve been preaching about LEVELING UP, I wanted to bring an expert on to discuss with you how to make sure you continue to grow properly and don’t throw your hard work out the door by DIY-ing certain things with your business! Yes, DO IT or PAY for it, and also making sure you're not going to pay MORE by trying to do it yourself when you should hire a professional.  Listen in or WATCH as Karen shares her 3 Tips on How a Business Attorney should SAVE you money! Any questions you have for Karen, you can email her directly at [email protected] Have a great week of productivity! Cheers! Sandi
3/6/202320 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast #360 - Why OH Why?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses Why do we do what we do? I’ve talked about this off and on over the almost SEVEN years of podcasts. YES!!! SEVEN YEARS coming up in March! Sometimes we need to review our WHY. As Simon Sinek talks about in his book “Start with Why”, if you’re not in it – whatever IT is – for the WHY, then you probably won’t be successful. I like to review the WHY’s with my clients. And this goes for personal and professional worlds. I’ve had clients not take action on many things in both categories and yeah, I’ll ask them WHY, but also – “is this really that important to you? Is it really YOUR goal?" If you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or even bored, perhaps your WHY isn’t aligned with what you are doing. Perhaps you aren’t in it for your WHY. I know a lot of people who just “do a job”, and sometimes that happens, and well thank you for working! And yes, I’ve also met people who make shit tons of money, but aren’t excited about their job.  WHY? Why do you do what you do? Listen in today as I share MY WHY and some of that is to help YOU find YOURS! And make sure you think about this in both your personal and professional worlds! So, listen in or watch on my Youtube channel and then share with me WHY and HOW! Email me at [email protected] Cheers! Sandi
2/27/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast #359: We All Do It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! We all do it! We try go through it or in deeper into it, We try to go around it and well, then we do the unthinkable... we OVER THINK it! When was the last time you were told, "You're OVERTHINKING it"? What was it? What were you overthinking? How did you make the thinking STOP?  How did you work through it? OVERTHINKING can really cause you to become overwhelmed and give up! It's hard sometimes to NOT overthink shit, especially when you're a solopreneur... like ME!   AND, it causes you – like me – to be UNPRODUCTIVE! I'm now so far behind on OTHER shit that I "thought" I'd have done! But... I had to do this FIRST!   Today I share what has been mentally straining me. What I did to overcome my overthinking and how it helped me prioritize and get back to bring PRODUCTIVE!   And, I look forward to hearing from YOU!   Cheers! Sandi The BADASS Business Coach!
2/20/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast #358: Love and Rewards Are in the Air!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here to listen or watch. And I'd appreciate if you'd continue to share the recording with others! Yes, I LOVE rewards! I LOVE prizes! I LOVE treating myself for doing shit I don't want to do, and for achieving my goals. What about YOU? Today I talk about some ways I reward myself... and perhaps what I don't allow myself to do UNTIL I get my shit done! Last Monday's podcast was about FOCUS. And think about it... rewards can help you STAY focused, especially on the shit you don't want to do! Treat yourself when you get those pesky tasks off your daily or weekly to-do list. REWARD yourself when you achieve that monthly GOAL! If you "punish" yourself or perhaps don't allow yourself to hop on social media or watch tv or play Words With Friends [like I do] UNTIL you get things done, trust me, it will help! It helps ME! Listen in today to hear what is on my "I don't wanna do list" and how by DOING it, I'm confident amazingly BADASS things will come from it, as well as a treat! How do you REWARD yourself for getting shit done?  I look forward to hearing from you!  And if you can't figure out what to do, when, how, or feel you deserve a reward... contact me today! [email protected] Let me help you GET SHIT DONE! Cheers! Sandi
2/13/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #357: Focus. What Helps YOU?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! FOCUS! It can be a very tough thing for people to find, let alone KEEP!  As the days, weeks and months fly by, we need to continue to build-upon what we have done. GOALS, big and small, give us something to focus on. And yeah, that doesn’t mean we stay focused 100% all the time. Sometimes if you don’t break the goal down into smaller goals, you can get overwhelmed and shut down. That’s why I always recommend for people to set the BIG goal and then work backward to make sure what you do weekly and monthly helps you make progress and is easier to stay focused. In today's podcast, I talk about what helps me stay focused, and how the "OH SHIT" list can get you into trouble and steal your FOCUS! I'd love to hear from you about what helps YOU, especially when shit goes sideways! Have a great, FOCUS-FILLED day and week! Cheers! Sandi
2/6/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #356: Do You Feel The Love?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here and sharing this podcast with others! And for investing in YOU! I'm excited that on Friday, February 3rd, I celebrate my 10th year as a Coach! [I've been an entrepreneur for almost 30!] I'm celebrating more than the years in business, it's the fact that I really do LOVE what I do! Listen or watch today as I share more about that, and how some days it's not easy, the conversations are tough, the results aren't what I had hoped for my client, but at the end of the day... my job is pretty BADASS! And, my job is to help you feel the same! I understand not every wakes up excited to "do it all over again", and perhaps you aren't where you thought you'd be or you aren't doing what you dreamt you'd be doing. Take some time to think today, and then share in the comments or email me at [email protected] - everyone who does, will get a FREE copy of my first book, "From There to Here", emailed to them. What do you LOVE about what you do - and it doesn't matter if you have a j-o-b or own the B-I-Z. Do you love: • The people - your clients and/or staff? • The products or services you offer? • The freedom it gives you? If you don't LOVE what you do, or aren't happy, schedule a session today! Although I'm not a "career" coach, I can definitely help you look at how to change things up! https://coachingwithsandi.as.me/ Cheers! Sandi
1/30/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast #355: The Power of THREE!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses!  Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast and as we near the end of the first month of the new year - and I sound like a broken record talking about GOALS, I thought it was a great time to bring back a BLAST from the PAST! One of the rare times that I had a GUEST on to talk with! Cody Butler is an amazing business consultant and marketing mentor! I spoke with him in the middle of the panDamnit, and feel it's appropriate to bring it back for another listen! As we begin a new year, you may have your GOALS down, started down your path, but perhaps you're trying new ways to do things. And for many of us, marketing is confusing, overwhelming and so we don't do it!  So, this week I bring on Cody Butler to give you 3 TIPS (and a bonus!) TO SEE IMMEDIATE GROWTH or ACTION. You can watch this on Youtube as well! If you need help implementing the tips, email me! Let's set up a time to talk through things. And, don't forget... if you still need a FULL business plan, click here to check out my online course: 7 Steps to Update Your Business Plan! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you on how you will implement the steps Cody gives you! Cheers! Sandi
1/23/202315 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast #354: Are Those Goals or Tasks?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Pod & Videocast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here and sharing this with others! Today I'm EXCITED about having an EXTRA Monday this month! What a great month to have an extra one - the BEGINNING of a NEW YEAR! What a great way to have a little extra push! So, as we really get back and settled into the new year and focusing on our goals, today I may repeat myself a bit when I ask you to review your GOAL worksheet! Yes! A review already! NOT to check on progress, but to make sure your GOALS are REALLY GOALS! It drives me bat shit crazy when I hear people share a goal and it's a task! A goal should create a result. A goal should create growth. A goal shouldn't be easy! So, take a look at your goal worksheet, or download it from my website at www.BadassBusiness.Coach/podcasts and you should see a pop-up that you'll enter your email in and then you'll automatically get my GOAL worksheets. Think about it differently: What RESULT do you want to come from achieving that goal? Who do you want to become by achieving that goal? On my worksheet, or on yours below each goal is where you'll enter those pesky "tasks" or as I prefer to say, ACTION STEPS! I'd love to hear what your goals are so email me at [email protected] and if you can't figure out how to set BIGGER goals and make sure they aren't tasks... schedule a session today! https://coachingwithsandi.as.me/ Cheers! Sandi
1/16/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #353: What Can You LEVERAGE?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening/watching and investing in you! We're fully into January and the new year! In today's podcast, I share with you from my recently published book titled, "Leverage". What do you have to LEVERAGE to help you – and others – achieve goals and succeed? We're all born with a special talent, skill set or ability, but many people don't really know how to develop it. And sometimes how, or where we were brought up stifles that growth. I share about how my personality growth - which is now part of my SUPERPOWER and what I have to LEVERAGE was stunted. As a DiSC® certified business coach, I realize how in my childhood, there were glimpses of my goofiness. And then growing up, I found my energy, leadership and yes, depending on the situation, my "directness" and let it shine and lead me to my SUCCESS! Today, I want to know about YOU! What do you think YOU can LEVERAGE? Listen in – or watch – and follow the exercise I have you do to understand what it is and then we'll start talking about what to do with it. And then share in the comments or with me! I also talk about the DiSC® assessment, as it can help you understand "who" you are and learn to communicate and use your ability for the greater good! Have you taken the assessment? If not, or you'd like to take it again – for free: CLICK HERE! and then share your results! Email your results or any questions to me at [email protected] I look forward to hearing what YOU have to LEVERAGE! Cheers! Sandi
1/9/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast #352: Welcome to 2023!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast & now VIDEO-cast, NO MORE EXCUSES! Welcome to 2023! In today's podcast, my message is about kick-starting the new year! Making sure you have a WORD of the YEAR to live and breath by!   And to really celebrate your successes!  Download your Word of the Year worksheet by clicking here or contacting me directly! Today I share my two BIG successes for 2022! The ones that make me feel ever more BADASS. What are yours? When I was in Indy, our women's group, The TABOO Tribe met to share and celebrate our successes, and we did have a couple people who didn't feel quite as "badass" as the others and that they would have liked to.  That happens! Not everyone has a big badass year, but to be honest, since 2020, I mean, who hasn't had shit to deal with? And there are times when you don't realize something you accomplished was amazing! You don't give it the credit it deserves, so having a group, mentor, coach or friend to go over your goals is important! That's what I do is help you SEE what you don't. And that's what we did at our group event. It's helpful to have someone help you see your life and business from the "outside-in".  So, if you haven't yet, take a deep dive into 2022, make notes, celebrate little successes - like being healthy! Or yes, schedule a time with me to help you see things differently! In the meantime - download your WOTY worksheet and I look forward to hearing what YOUR word of the year is! DM or email it to me at [email protected] It's January 2nd... Let's START the year STRONG... together! Cheers! Sandi CLICK HERE to watch the video! CLICK HERE to get the worksheet! 
1/2/20239 minutes, 51 seconds
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Podcast #351: Let's All Start STRONG!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast & now VIDEO-cast, NO MORE EXCUSES! Today's podcast is Week FOUR - the FINAL week in this series. All month I did something a little different, and today is no different, so be prepared to take notes. And make sure Click here to download the worksheets from my website. In today's podcast, I talk through the last way to review your year and set yourself up for success in the new year! If you watch the video, you'll see me share my screen as I talk through it. Each Monday of this month we went through:  Reviewing your year Learning how to set and review weekly mini-goals Setting your 2023 long and short-term goals And now today I take you through the exercise on Starting the Year STRONG! The end of the year is when most people review their year, but my worksheets help you really identify the lessons you've learned, distractions you've allowed, create healthier habits, set personal and professional goals and set yourself up for SUCCESS! So, go download them if you haven't and.... Let's START the year STRONG... together! I look forward to see your sheets! Share by DM'ing me or emailing me at [email protected] Cheers! Sandi
12/26/202218 minutes, 2 seconds
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Podcast #349: What are you Doing this Week?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast & now VIDEO-cast, NO MORE EXCUSES! Today's podcast is Week TWO in a series of FOUR! This month I did something a little different, so once again, be ready to take notes as I talk through a typical GOAL REVIEW that I do with my clients – and myself! If you watch the video, you'll see me share my screen as I talk through it. If you haven't yet, download the worksheets: Click here to get them! Each Monday in December, I walk through a different worksheet and activity that will help you REVIEW & RESET and not just FINISH the year strong, but set your 2023 goals and identify what has gotten in the way and what has HELPED you succeed! And this week is all about doing a weekly "mini-goal" setting and review.  Let's make this last push to FINISH STRONG! I look forward to see your sheets! Share by DM'ing me or emailing me at [email protected] Cheers! Sandi
12/12/202211 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #348: Let's Review Your Year!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast & now VIDEO-cast, NO MORE EXCUSES! Today's podcast is Week ONE in a series of FOUR! I do something a little different, so BE READY to take notes as I talk through a typical GOAL REVIEW that I do with my clients – and myself! If you watch the video, you'll see me share my screen as I talk through it. I also suggest no matter which option you choose - video or audio - that you go to my website and download the worksheets. Click here to get them! Each week through December, I walk through a different worksheet and activity that will help you REVIEW & RESET and not just FINISH the year strong, but set your 2023 goals and identify what has gotten in the way and what has HELPED you succeed! It's important to do this BEFORE the end of the year so you identify any bad habits that you need to change, and things set up before the craziness of the holidays begin! And, I have you make a commitment to YOU and YOUR success! I hope you will do the activities and find it helpful! I look forward to see your sheets! Share by DM'ing me or emailing me at [email protected] Cheers! Sandi
12/5/202219 minutes
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Podcast #347: How Intentional Will YOU Be?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to my weekly pod & video-cast No More Excuses!   It's now after Thanksgiving! Hopefully the family is gone, the kids are back to school and you are ready to get back to it yourself!   And yes, there really is only FIVE weeks left in the year, and well, we all know that last week may include MORE holiday activities, kids back out of school, travel or family coming to you. So really we have a lot to do in a short amount of time!   Listen in today or watch on my YouTube Channel as I talk about how being more intentional with your time will help you stay focused and really keep the momentum going!   I know what i need to do, and with having a trip to Indianapolis, IN coming up that takes another week out of what I have left! It's a trip full of book signing events, workshops, strategy sessions and regular coaching sessions with clients, so I am being intentional now with my marketing prep and schedule.   How much time is left for you in your year? What do you have left that you want to accomplish? Have you set your 2023 goals yet?   YES! There is so much left to do, and there is plenty of time... so let's get to it!   Listen in and then email me at [email protected] or DM me and let me know how intentional YOU will be!   Cheers! Sandi
11/28/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast #346: Tis the Season to Say THANK YOU!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast and videocast, "No More Excuses! Tis the season to be thankful... right? With it being Thanksgiving here in the U.S. on Thursday, many people do grateful / thankful challenges, and I thought why not jump on that bandwagon! I know that many of you listening are not here in America – and that’s OK! I’m not going to make all of you eat turkey and stuffing on Thursday, I just want you to take this week to THINK and SHARE what you are thankful for! Listen or watch today and social media this week as I challenge you to look at the positive things that have happened as we near the end of the year.   Let's all shift our mindset a bit and really think about the year.   Instead of focusing on what you don't have, haven't achieved, and feel you've missed out on, I want to help you shift your mindset into "thankful mode" and focus on what you DO HAVE, and HAVE DONE! It's been a crazy, chaotic couple of years, so it's time to say THANK YOU! It's time to show your appreciate to those who have helped you!   Listen in as I share what I am THANKFUL for and hope you will do the same! I also give ALL of you a treat to show my appreciation for being a BADASS! So listen all the way to the end and then DM me or email me at [email protected]   I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Sandi!
11/21/202210 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #345: What Can You LEVERAGE?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to the weekly podcast and video cast No More Excuses! We all have something we can LEVERAGE to help us make progress, achieve goals and get to the next level. But... what is it? Listen or watch today as I share from my 4th book "Leverage" on things we ALL can leverage, and how. I share stories from clients, including one that was panicking about lost time, but when I talked her out of her mental spin, she realized she had plenty of time she could leverage to get it all done! What do you think you have to leverage? Do you know? Think about it. What do you have more of? Who do you know that can do what you can't?  Make sure you listen carefully as I share with you the same activity I did with her and many of my clients. I hope it helps you as well! There is a lot more to leverage than time, but it's a great place to start! Once you do the activity, share with me how it helped you! Email me at [email protected] Cheers! Sandi
11/14/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #344: Are You Too Busy for YOUR Business?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! We're about to get into the holiday season and before we do, let's make sure you're as productive as you can be to finish the year strong as f*ck! Are you "Too Busy for your Business?" How do you know? Well, ask yourself the question: "What did you do today?" If you answer with a pause, perhaps a confused look, fumbling around and say... Hmmm, well, I know I did "stuff", but not sure what I did, you're probably too busy for your business! Listen in or watch today as I talk about that, and ways to correct your behavior so you can and will FINISH the year STRONG... and STILL enjoy the holidays! I want you to get to the end of the year and be excited about all the amazingly badass shit you did! And, as always, if you need a little help, schedule a free 30-minute call with me! https://coachingwithsandi.as.me/free30
11/7/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Podcast #343: For the LOVE of Habits!

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to the weekly pod and video-cast No More Excuses! Recurring actions. These are the things you do daily, weekly and perhaps monthly to help you make progress. These regular action steps help you create the HABITS you need to SUCCEED! Yes, we all have shit we "have" to do that we don't "want" to do, but if we don't, then well... we won't achieve our goals and the success we desire. Well, we all have shit we have to do, and that we just do regularly to help us. Habits are what will keep us focused and on-track! I do know many people who really don't stick to habits, or even say they "suck at sticking to them" but will admit that they know it's why they don't achieve the goals they desire. Hmmm, well... LOL! And, we all fall off the wagon or "OUT of HABIT" sometimes. Life and shit happens... right? It's all I've talked about for the last few weeks because I've been living in a shit storm of distractions myself! I fully understand what it's like! Listen in – or watch today as I share some of my recurring actions that have helped me create habits, and which ones I don't like to do! [Subscribe to my YT Channel: https://tinyurl.com/BadassBizCoachYouTube] ••• And don't forget - we have NINE weeks left in the year. Use SIX of them to invest in YOU and FINISH the year STRONG! Click here to sign up NOW: https://tinyurl.com/SixWeeksforYou [Only TWO spots left!] Cheers! Sandi
10/31/202213 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #342: Do Nothing And You Get Nothing!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast No More Excuses! Listen in today – or subscribe and watch on YouTube –  as I share how last week ended for me! Yes! As I talked last week about how to refocus and recover when shit goes sideways, well shit happened to me! I didn't avoid the shit storm, I allowed myself the time to work through the anger and frustration and now today, I'm RE-focusing and sharing that I know what it feels like to have to deal with a SHIT STORM! Don't avoid the shit storm that you are in!  If you do NOTHING... you GET NOTHING! Sometimes you have to just allow yourself to FEEL the FEELS and then get back to work! I mean, throw your fit, cry, yell, pout, sleep, have some vodka... do whatever you need to do, and them grab those bootstraps and pull them up! Think about if there's something you've been avoiding. It's a NEW week, what will you focus on?
10/24/20229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #339: There's Still Time!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the Weekly Podcast, No More Excuses! And, welcome to the 4th quarter! Much like football, it's time to dig deeper and play BIGGER! In today's podcast – and video that you can watch on my YouTube channel – I share where I am on my own personal and professional goals. What I have achieved and not, and what I want to focus on for the 4th quarter.  There are some people who will look at the fact that there is "only" three months left, but I encourage you to realize there is STILL TIME to accomplish amazing things! If you're one of those who has thought about quitting or giving up on a goal, I DOUBLE DOG DARE you to DIG DEEPER instead! I challenge you to review YOUR goals and see where you are and then identify how you can LEVEL-UP! Yes, dig deeper to play bigger so you can and WILL achieve the success you desire! Listen – or watch – and then comment or email me with what YOU will do to finish the year strong! There is ALWAYS time to make progress. There's still time... What will YOU do? Want the goal worksheet I use? DM or email me at [email protected] or download from my podcast and worksheets page on my website... BadassBusiness.coach Cheers! Sandi
10/3/202213 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #338: Who's Next To You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Listen in today as record today's podcast after my run on the beach! [You can also watch the video on my YouTube Channel!] I talk over the chaos that was happening behind me as I reflect on the chaos of traveling for two weeks! I talk about how great things can come from the chaos and most importantly... who is walking alongside you to help you, and vice versa! Travel, business, life can all be chaotic at times. Making sure you know who is there with you and that there is clear communication and expectations is HUGE to your success.  And vice versa! Who are you walking next to? How are you helping them?  While I was talking with one organization, I asked them about their growth and well, there lack-of and why? What can they do to make sure they have the right people in place and making sure that if people aren't active any longer, that it is OK! Sometimes people, events, organizations no longer serve you or those involved.  Today and this week, take a look around and see who's walking next to you and, how is it going? How are they helping you? How are YOU helping them? Listen in – or watch – and share who is next to you! • • • #coach #businesscoach #badassness #sandiballard #sandi #ballard #thebadassbusinesscoach #goals #success #growth #mindset #LevelUp #podcast #speaker #author #justdoit #NoMoreExcuses #MondayMotivation #entrepreneur #coachmyway #startups #tabootribe #bossbabes #womeninbusiness #business #owners #Leverage
9/26/20229 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #337: Do It Differently

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! In today's videocast, I share about "Doing things differently"! Much like me recording this as a video and sharing both formats, video and audio! It's only my third one and it's not the only thing I've learned I need to do differently! We've all heard the the definition of insanity: "Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results." Well, that's why I will preach and preach and preach about it! As we approach the end of the 3rd quarter, think about what you have tried or what you have planned and identify a way you can go about things differently. If you want to achieve a goal that you haven't before, what can and will you do differently? Listen in as I share a couple things I am doing differently, and also some things I have suggested to others to try. Even if you've achieved a goal, how can doing things differently help you achieve MORE? Have a great week, and share what you've done or will do differently! Cheers! Sandi  
9/19/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast #336: Keep It – And YOU – Moving!!!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses.  Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Insta and my Facebook page BadassBusiness Coach – if new, message me who/where are you? Don’t forget, this is your parental advisory that you may be subjected to some colorful language. So, please make sure if you have littles around, that aren’t used to hearing that you perhaps listen with earbuds on! Last Monday’s podcast was about LEVERAGE! Leveraging your talents as well as others to be able to stay on-track and finish the year strong. And this week, I want to encourage you to KEEP MOVING! As you'll hear on the podcast, I actually recorded it as a video, which you can watch on my YouTube channel! Just click here to subscribe! And yes, KEEP MOVING! The last few weeks or so of my podcasts have been about cleaning off your to-do lists so you can make room to MOVE and do what you need to do! In this week's podcast I talk about how important it is to JUST KEEP MOVING - literally and figuratively. Mentally and physically!  Lack of movement can and will hurt you and your progress toward your goals.  What can you do to clear the clutter so you have room to move? If you can't figure it out... as always, schedule with me or email me! Let me help you learn how to move, and GROOVE again! Cheers! Sandi
9/12/20229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast #335: You Have What Other People Want!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION (A little late!) Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and my Facebook page BadassBusinessCoach – if new, message me who and where are you? Don’t forget, this is your parental advisory that you may be subjected to some colorful language! Yes, this is NOT Monday, however on Monday I did do a VIDEO for the podcast - which I uploaded to Youtube and my social media! Click here to subscribe to my YouTube Channel because that was the beginning of the videocasts! Listen in today as I review the last few podcasts about not just LEVERAGING your SUPERPOWER, but those of others. And not to "use" them, but to tap into theirs, as others tap into yours! I resisted doing video for no other reason than "Why would people want to watch my video?" And that's because I HAVE what other people want and need... and SO DO YOU! It's time to LEVERAGE what you have! We have FOUR months left in the year! What will you leverage so you can achieve the success you desire?? And yes, my 4th book LEVERAGE has been published! Find it on Amazon! DM or email me at [email protected] if you just can’t see the forest through the trees right now! Let me help you figure out your superpower and then learn to leverage it to achieve your success! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
9/6/20224 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #334: Be Selfish or Be Ready!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! This is your parental advisory that you may be subjected to some colorful language in my podcasts! Last Monday’s podcast was about MORE! Yep! What else can you learn? Where else can you go? What more can you do for you? And all of that comes from being prepared. As prepared as we can be, right? As I mentioned in last Monday’s podcast, and I talk about in today's podcast: wanting more isn’t selfish! It’s part of growth and obtaining success! You SHOULD want MORE! Listen in as I share what a couple people I heard from are doing, and even myself! What about you? What could you do to be “selfish” and in-turn help you grow and finish the year strong? And honestly what can you do to be more “selfish” for you personally not just professionally? I’ve preached about that a lot over the years! I have my listener Nicole who had a baby and has embraced every moment of maternity leave, and listener Steve in Arizona who starts his mornings out by the pool with his reading time! And my sister in Georgia calls it her “quiet time” where she likes her time to drink her coffee and just wake up… and I just invaded that for a few days! Your daily ritual could be morning or evening! It doesn’t matter when, because it’s YOUR time and it will help you avoid burnout! Listen in as I share the TOP 3 signs of BURNOUT! I know I know… it’s all gotta get done NOW! And yes, I’ve talked about burnout before, but maybe you’ll HEAR it this time! What will you do to be SELFISH so you'll AVOID burnout, and finish the year strong? And if you can't identify HOW to be selfish, email me or click here to schedule a call today! Pre-Order my book and get a 45-Min session for NO CHARGE! I look forward to hearing from you or helping you out! Cheers! Sandi
8/29/20227 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #333: What Are You Giving?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! If you are new here, message me who and where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about focusing on priorities to give you the opportunity to make progress on your goals and FEEL FREE because things are OFF your to-do list! And also making sure that you really expect to do great things before you even try! We all want more time, so by getting shit off your list that is NOT a good use of your time, you'll end up finding not just MORE time, but more of the RIGHT time! I talk about this in chapter two of my upcoming book, “Leverage”! I’m very excited as it is close to being published and ready for you to read! It’s not just finding, making or somehow magically creating more time in the day, it’s about what you do with it. Although I do love "FOUND TIME!" In last Thursday’s social media post I shared a quote by Dr. Seuss, “The more you read, the more things you will learn. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” I liked that quote as a transition from all the reviewing I’ve had you do the last few weeks to being able to have the time and clear mindset to think about the future. Listen in today as I get you thinking MORE as we’re looking at the last few months of the year! How can you dig deeper so you have the strength to LEVERAGE shit and finish the year strong? Why ask this so soon? Because preparation is a great way to ensure your success!  I personally want a lot more! I want to learn a lot more and I definitely want to go to more places! But to get more, I need to become more and GIVE more! Listen in today and think about where you are, and where you want to go! And don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue to build upon the success you’ve already had. DM or email me at [email protected] if you want help figuring it out what to do next to achieve your goals, contact me today! Trust me, investing in yourself is worth it, because YOU are worthy! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi    
8/22/20227 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast #332: How Does it FEEL?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. I honestly cannot believe it’s Mid-August already! Thanks again to long-time podcast listener Steve Andert in Arizona recommending his wife, Christine of The Picture Lady Photography to take the photos for my upcoming book titled Leverage!  It's exciting to think after a few years, I FINALLY am about to publish my fourth book. I set it as a goal for this year, and although it was a little late, I DID IT! Well… it’s close. And I didn’t give up. But what I did do is practiced what I preach. I made the book a priority. Like I talked about in Last Monday’s podcast, reviewing your to-do list. What is NOT getting done? And, like the theme of my fourth book, learning to LEVERAGE other people’s talents, skills, superpowers, so you have the time to focus on what YOU want and need to do to help you grow your business or career! Listen in today as I share what I heard from a few people about what they learned during their reviews and what they identified things they really didn’t need to be doing themselves. And, one thing I’ve heard from clients over the years is “it’s easier to do it myself”, and my reply… “But at what cost?” It may be, but why aren’t you handing things off? When it’s been your baby for so long, it’s hard to let things go. But trust me… it’s SO FREEING to NOT have to do it all! Be CLEAR with your EXPECTATIONS! Remember a few weeks ago, in podcast 332 we talked about being open to new ways of doing things if that’s OK! Looking at the process and the end result – which is the most important. Sometimes it is both! And if that’s the case, then take the time to train, educate, provide clear instructions on HOW to do what you need help with! Passing things off may require a bigger investment of time at first, but in the long run, having those things off your to-do list will feel amazing! What have you FINALLY gotten off your to-do list? How does it feel? Share here, DM or email me at [email protected] what you’ve gotten off your list or what you NEED off your list to help you have the time to FOCUS and move forward! And if you just can’t get it all done or understand what to do next to achieve your goals, contact me today! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
8/15/20227 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast #331: It's Time to ASK!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about reviewing your processes and procedures. Yes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but do REVIEW it! Make sure it’s still the BEST way. The most PRODUCTIVE and EFFICIENT way! In today's podcast, I share a few things people I heard from identified that needed updating and streamlining - for example one is using an employment agency now instead of trying to do it themselves. A couple others streamlined their services, one reduced the products they offer. What about you? Did you do your review? If not… why not? What are you afraid of finding? That shit’s broken?! It happens! There is never a bad time to review your “world”, just make sure that you do it! Just like reviewing your progress on your goals, are you on the right path? Are you doing the right things? Are the right people around you to help and support you? Listen in today as I share what I’ve known for a while that I need, and how it is going to help me. And over the next month I'll be sharing the RESULT of getting the help I need! We all can use some help at some point in our personal and professional lives. We can’t be so proud that we end up off-track or giving up on goals because we won’t ask for help. As I talk about in my upcoming book, “Leverage”, we are all born with unique talents, and we need to leverage others to help us sometimes.  I know I’ve talked about this before… but it's always a good reminder to REVIEW your to-do list. Listen in today and then share, DM me or email me at [email protected] It’s time to LEVERAGE other people’s talents, skills, superpowers! And if you can’t figure out who or how to ask for help, let me help you figure it out! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
8/8/20227 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast #330: Am I Interrupting You? GOOD!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others!  Last Monday’s podcast was about stopping to really look into what’s happening, what we are focusing on, WHO we are focusing on and who is around us. I suggested that you review review and REVIEW some more. And this week will be no different, except for WHAT you are reviewing. Doing things the way they’ve always been done can sometimes work, and other times, the complacency can stunt our growth and keep us from achieving the results we desire.  Are you open to new ideas and ways to do things? In today's podcast, I talk about how I ask clients that and how that is a big part of my DiSC® workshops. It's important to be open-minded. It's also OK if you still do things “The xyz-company way”. However, make sure you ask yourself, and allow others to ask: "Is it still the BEST and most PRODUCTIVE and EFFICIENT way?" What needs to change, upgrade, or be simplified? And if you can’t figure out how to do your review, let me help you! Contact me now! Email me or click here to schedule! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
8/1/202210 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #329: Who's Taking Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others!  Last Monday’s podcast was about making sure you’re focusing on the right goals and learning how to play BIGGER so you can achieve BIGGER goals! Last Monday I also touched briefly on the 80-20 rule in business. Which goes along the lines of making sure you’re focusing on the right goals, but also the right tasks and even clients. Many business owners will spend 80% of their time on clients that only bring in 20% of the revenue. So, what should you do? Just like taking the time to review the progress on your goals, clean up your environment and make sure you’re focused on the things that will help you achieve those goals, it's a great idea to take the time to review your clients, customers, patients; whatever you have! As well as your vendors, sub-contractors, partners of any kind – the people you need to help you. And you honestly you could do a staff or volunteer check as well! Listen in today as I share some success stories from clients who I helped with the reviews of their clients as well as staff, and someone who was a "nice guy", but was no longer doing the job we needed him to. Sometimes we can just get so caught up in our routines that we don’t stop to really look into what’s happening, what we are focusing on, WHO we’re focusing on and who is around us. Listen in today and then take some time to review, review and REVIEW some more, who are the people around you? Who are you FOCUSING on? Are they taking up the majority of your time? Are they on the right seat on the bus? Are they a good fit and still what you need? And if you can’t figure out how to do your review, let me help you! Email me or click here to schedule a session! I'm confident I can help you like I've helped my clients! Cheers! Sandi
7/25/20228 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast #328: Do You Want MORE?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on social media as I continue to get you thinking and taking action! Last Monday’s podcast was about Dreaming BIGGER! Thinking about what you would do if money was no object and if fear didn’t exist! What about NO fear for you? What have you been holding off doing for fear of failure? Fear of those pesky “what ifs”? What did you come up with? In last Monday’s podcast, I shared my BIGGER dream and it has helped excite me about the possibilities! Like I told myself about my BIGGER DREAM, don't let yours distract you, I want it to MOTIVATE you! I want you to think about it so you realize you can have BIGGER dreams and you can do bigger things! We all can do a little more! But first DREAM IT! Create the VISION. Feel the excitement, happiness, and the MOTIVATION that you would get from achieving the success and bringing that dream to life! And then... PLAN IT! The last couple years have been so tumultuous for so now it’s time to REJUVENATE your life, business or career. Ask yourself... "Are you playing too small?" I was told I was! Dreaming bigger. Playing bigger is like helping you amplify your life!  Listen in today as I share how Dr. Benjamin Hardy talks about, don’t just 2X your life, 10X your life! The bigger vision helps you focus on it instead of getting caught up with the little things How can you play bigger if you’re getting bogged down with the wrong clientele? How can you play bigger if you’re spending 80% of your time on the tasks that will only produce 20% of your results? Ask yourself… Are you ready to play bigger? Comment, DM or email me today and share! Contact me if you can’t move past the fear! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
7/18/20228 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast #327: How Big Are Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about Freedom and Independence. Does your job or business give you what you need to feel and experience both of these things?  As I mentioned in last Monday’s podcast, it’s such an amazing thing to have the freedom to help others, for example business owners who provide their staff with paid hours to volunteer, or do so as a group. With both, you can take the necessary steps to grow both personally and professionally and achieve the SUCCESS you desire! What could more freedom and independence help you with, or do? We’ve all heard the phrases, “What would you do if money was no object?” or “What would you try if you had no fear?” Time to dream... and dream BIGGER! If you don’t have the freedom that you’d like, or perhaps you aren’t as independent as you need to be, if you had NO FEAR and MONEY wasn’t an issue, what would you do? I’d love to hear it! Listen in today as I share my ideas about what I would do if money were no object!  And, how I overcame, and did NOT allow fear to exist in my head once we moved from Indiana to Cali and then the $@(#* COVID hit and never left! Instead of listening to the fear, I focused on what I WANTED, and my VISION!  YOUR TURN! I want you to dream! What would YOU do? Or do MORE of? Listen in today, and then check the social media posts this week to help you DREAM BIGGER! And, as always, email me or click here to schedule a session to help you get out of your own way, and MAKE SHIT HAPPEN! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
7/11/20229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast #326: Let Freedom Ring!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others!  Happy Independence Day – 4th of July for us ‘Merican’s! Last Monday’s podcast was about reviewing your year so far and identifying if things are important enough for you to find a way to get them done or find an excuse! What did you do to finish June and the first half of the year strong?! I wanted to get my book to the editor, and well that did NOT happen for a couple reasons.  I did NOT achieve my goal, and I am a bit disappointed, but I did not, and I won’t give up! And I certainly didn’t say, “well there’s always next year or next month and stop!  What about you? Did you achieve your 30-day goal? Did you make progress toward your overall yearly goals? As we begin July, we can really think about how to make shit happen!  Listen in today and think about how can what you’ve set your mind on accomplishing help you achieve your INDEPENDENCE? What can you do to bring more freedom or independence into your life – personally or professionally? How does your business or job allow you the freedom to grow, to be creative, to help others and more! And how does that freedom allow you to be the confident, independent person you want to be? So today and this week… share in the comments or email me what you do and how you feel about what you do! Cheers! Sandi
7/5/20225 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast #325: Halfway Point of the Year. Where Are You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! If you're a new listener, or perhaps just haven't let me know yet... message me who you are and where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about accountability!  We all need accountability to help us, and some people are better at holding themselves accountable than others. I understand, it’s not always easy to do. And that’s why I love what I do and have a job helping those who need more accountability! I also shared how there are consequences for not staying accountable, and how I have punished myself! Considering this week is the last week of June, and we have just four more days left in the halfway point of the year, there’s still time to dig in and make progress! I know I’ve been working hard on my goal! I FOUND A WAY! As the image quote today says: “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse”? What are you working on that is that important to you? Yes, sometimes, even I will admit that when up against a wall called a deadline, it causes you – and me – to get super-focused and get shit done! But that's not always the way to work! Listen in today as I talk about how at the end of each year my review with clients’ goals is the same that I do now. I look at what's been carried over from day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month, I ask them WHY? We talk about it, and make sure it’s truly important so it does NOT get to that infamous “there’s always next year”. If you’re reviewing your goals and updating your to-do lists, you’ll notice those things showing up again and again. You should ask yourself WHY? Yes, it's ONLY June, plenty of time. However it's ALREADY the END of JUNE... are you where you thought, want and need to be? I know what I'm doing this week to make shit happen and to achieve my goal... I found a way. What about you? So listen in and then share here in the comments, DM me or email me! If you honestly want to achieve it, but can’t figure out how, contact me – email me – schedule a session today! Cheers! Sandi
6/27/20227 minutes, 14 seconds
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Podcast #324: We all NEED it!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about envisioning your success and focusing on how it would FEEL to achieve it! Visualization is a great tool for people to help them really see what they want to achieve, and when you focus on that image, tapping into the FEELING you want to have by deciding the RESULT you desire as well as achieving the goal or whatever is in the photo. A few weeks ago, I talked about sustaining the actions that are getting you the RESULTS you desire. And all of that takes focus as well as the plan. Keep going, keep checking progress, keep focusing on the result and that feeling of success… EVEN IF you take a step backward! As my friend Carrie says, “Don’t quit before the miracle happens!” Listen in today as I share what I accomplished last week and how it's helping me stick to my plan! And this week, the PLAN to SUSTAIN my progress is ACCOUNTABILITY! Yes, I live and breathe by it, and have talked about this quite a bit over the years of podcasting and in many of my talks and coaching sessions. We all need help with it, but sometimes you need to be able to hold yourself accountable. HOW DO I HOLD MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE? I get asked that a lot as many people see me as very dedicated and habit driven. Yes, I am, and well for me, practicing what I preach is HUGE and is part of what holds me accountable! You wouldn't take your car to a mechanic who's car was in shitty condition would you? Listen in as today I give more tips on how to hold yourself accountable, including SHARING your GOALS with others! Like I talked about in my first book, “From There to Here”, my friends called me out on the things I said I was going to do! And I know had they not, I wouldn't have written the book to help others learn HOW to get their shit together... like I did! I also share what I do if I do NOT make progress or get my list of to-do's done! Yep... consequences! ACCOUNTABILITY makes the world go ‘round! When you take ownership of what you are doing – or not doing –that in a sense is holding yourself accountable. You “own up to” whatever the outcome is. Again, listen in today, as I share more about holding yourself accountable, like having self-Control and changing your environment to help you focus better. What about you? Listen in and then share! And, as always if something is getting in the way, like your mindset, and you just can’t see the forest through the trees, contact me – email me – schedule a session today! Cheers! Sandi
6/19/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #323: FOCUS on the FEELING!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and my Facebook page BadassBusiness Coach – if new, message me who/where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about breaking the cycle of “saying” you’re going to do something and actually DOING it! Stop talking and start doing! Not just set the goal, but create the action steps, the PLAN! AND, check your progress so you can stop making bullshit excuses and start making amazingly BADASS things happen! How’d you do? What did you do? In today's podcast, I share what I heard from some listeners and clients who did some great things! And, even I DID what I said I was going to do! I STOPPED TALKING and DID IT! I worked on my book three different times! And the next step… SUSTAINING that action! Really making sure you FEEL and SEE the RESULT of your actions and how it is helping you get closer to your GOAL! When I work with clients on their goals, I try to get them to envision the RESULT of achieving the goal to help them really understand more than the achievement… the FEELING you’ll get by achieving it. It's all intertwined. Personal and professional life that is. If one is off, it affects the other part of your life and your goals. Yes, we can all get unbalanced at times, and I get asked a LOT about balance. It’s all relative to what you do for a living, what and who is in your personal life. It’s not the same for everyone.  Sustaining the momentum without burning out. Yes, there is a fine line there! It’s more about keeping the momentum going now that you’ve seen what you can do, and how it will help. Making sure that you continue to FEEL the achievement. It’s like when you know you’re going to do something that you’re very excited about! You’re excited, antsy, happier just knowing what you’re about to do – the FEELING you have. Yes, you’ve heard of VISUALIZATION. Many people, including me have a vision board. It helps keep your goals and ideas in front of you.  Listen in as I share a couple things about my vision board and how I use it to "feel the feels" and FOCUS on the feeling of achievement.  And, as always if something is getting in the way, like your mindset, and you just can’t see the forest through the trees, contact me – email me – schedule a session today! Cheers! Sandi
6/13/20229 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #322: Time to Take ACTION!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! If you're a new listener, message me who/where are you? Last week I gave myself permission to relax, rejuvenate and get refreshed as I knew I had been feeling “off” about the podcasts and didn’t want to just toss something out there and it not be worthwhile! But if you missed it... message me and let me know! So the previous Monday’s podcast was about having the mental capacity to do the shit you don’t want to do, but know you need to! Learning how to take the time to clear your mind so you can and will think and DO proactively versus reactively. Which… I did! Last Wednesday, June 1st, I started a 30-day Challenge for myself… and for anyone out there that wanted to join in! It’s FREE! CLICK HERE to JOIN in! You still can still START! You can do it for ANY 30-days. Doing a challenge, is a great way to FOCUS, refocus and really dig into making progress on a goal.  In today's podcast, I share what MY goal is, and YES, I announced it in January when I shared my goals. I also announced it for the Q2 goals, and now... well, I need to STOP TALKING and START DOING! NO MORE EXCUSES... right? What about you? What’s one thing you “said” you wanted to accomplish this year or this quarter, but haven’t yet? Think about yourself – who you want to become ­– be known as? What big ass goal do you have that it’s just been like… ugh. We all “say” we’re going to do things, but how? And again, do we really think we can? That’s what I wrote about in my first book, “From There to Here!” (Available on Amazon!) In today's podcast, I share what the book is about... ME telling how I had "said" I was going to do a lot of things, but hadn't and had NO plan! So even as we all face the half-way point in this continued crazy-assed year, I’ll ask you “WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?” What will you do in the next 30-days – or by the end of June – to help YOU? And, if you can't figure it out, aren't sure HOW... email me/contact me NOW to schedule a FULL session! Cheers! Sandi
6/6/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Podcast #321: Do It Anyway!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others!  Last Monday’s podcast was about avoiding BURNOUT! Making sure you are taking care of yourself, taking time off to give yourself a mental break and all-in-all, just not working yourself into a state of being sick and tired! In the end, all it does is cause you more stress as you lay there exhausted, and think of all the shit you “need” to get done! It’s so much easier to pace yourself as you go! Listen in today as I talk about how last week I was off schedule with my workouts and by Friday I could tell! I was antsy and just out of sorts. It was crappy outside and I didn't want to go do my run. I didn’t want to, but I DID! And because of that, my day was SO MUCH BETTER! We’ve all been there! We’ve all had to do things we didn’t want to do. Yes, my first choice of the day was a personal one, but as you’ve heard me talk about, our personal shit affects our professional lives!  When you’re not taking a break and giving yourself the time to “check out”, you don’t give your mind the opportunity to process things.  When you give yourself time away, you get clarity! You’re more rested, relaxed, and able to handle the shit show that life and business can be sometimes!  I’ll say it again, if you’re burned out or just mentally exhausted, you’re more than likely not going to be able to handle important decisions, be productive, and do things you really don’t want to do, but need to! What are you NOT doing? Cheers! Sandi
5/23/20227 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast #320: Are You Close?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and my newly renamed facebook page BadassBusiness Coach! Last Monday’s podcast was about about taking a look at your business – your career AND yourself – from the OUTSIDE-IN! Making sure that you’re seeing what your clients see and experience. Identifying what needs to be upgraded or purged. What did you see when you looked at things from the outside-in? It can be stressful to “see” and accept that shit isn’t what you thought it was. It can be frustrating and eye-opening and overwhelming realizing you have “MORE” work to do! In podcast #285 I talked about how working all the time, with the mindset of "it all has to get done” or "I’m doing whatever it takes to make it” and never giving yourself a break ends up in burnout. Listen in today as I share about the three people last week that were at that stage! Yes, BURNOUT! I’ve talked about that so many times! If you’re not operating at 100%, the percentage that you ARE operating at, is how you’re showing up for clients, patients, staff, vendors, family, and friends… and yes YOU! You’re cheating yourself out of your best YOU! Self-care and that infamous work-life balance is key to NOT burning out. But usually by the time you recognize it, you’re IN it!  So, what can you do to AVOID burnout? Listen in to hear! And then share what YOU will do or have done to help you get out of, or avoid burning out! Cheers! Sandi
5/16/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast #319: Looking From the Outside-IN!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Insta and Growing Forward Facebook. And, if you're a new listener, message me who and where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about realizing we ALL suck at something… at least at the beginning! And, well, maybe forever. But whatever it is, may be something we “have” to do as part of our job, business, life. The question is, “Why do YOU think you suck at it?” And why worry about it? We work through it, improve if we can and carry on! We aren’t all meant to be great at everything! Just the fact that you tried, perhaps tried something new, or did something that you previously felt you sucked at is BADASS! It proves you’re not afraid to take that step! As you’ve heard me talk about MANY times, we get in our own way! Our minds… our mindset is what can keep us hiding vs. shining! The last few years at this time, I've noticed a pattern, as I've had a mental health expert talk about mindset and purging those negative thoughts, and even “Getting out of your mind and into your life!” May is such a powerful month to make shit happen! No matter if it’s in your personal or professional life, looking at what really needs your attention is so important to your success. Listen in today as I share how I took time last week to look at my business from the outside-in. And made some changes both personally and professionally! Things change and progress with time and you have to overcome and adapt.  What about you? Personally, or professionally – or both – what needs purged or upgraded? Take a look at your processes, procedures, software, equipment… and yes MINDSET! What about your schedule, meals that you cook? Health & Wellness?  We are mid-way through the 2nd quarter, so my suggestion would be to really take a look from the outside-IN! Act like you are a client, patient, customer, or listener of your own business and see where you need to purge or upgrade! This week my challenge to you is to block off some time to take a deep dive into what’s REALLY going on, and, like I said… ...Take a look from the outside-in. And, if you need help purging, cleaning up, and prepping for what’s next, click here to schedule a session!!  Cheers! Sandi
5/11/20227 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast #318: We all SUCK at Something!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others!  Last Monday’s podcast was about understanding how to STEP OUT from behind the cloud and SHINE brightly to SUCCEED! And, as I mentioned, only YOU can decide. Understanding that taking that first step, especially if you’re introverted, shy, “not-good-at”, or whatever other reason, aka bullshit excuse you have, can be scary as hell. But you, and ONLY you can determine how badly you want to achieve that goal – your SUCCESS! I help clients work through the fear and uncertainty all the time! In today's podcast, I talk about a client session I had on Friday when I heard my client say, “I’m not good at presentations. I get nervous and just hate them!”  We talked about the format and timing, what things she’s tried, and then I gave her some tips and tricks that I use!  And, I also shared with her that I even get nervous, which made her felt so much better!  I’ve talked about mindset a lot, and our minds can get us in so much trouble! Our minds keep us hiding vs. shining and from achieving our success. Especially when you focus on what you think you “can’t” do or “hate” to do or even “aren't good at”! Not everyone is comfortable or good at doing everything! And that's why we need coaches, trainers and teachers and people who are just amazingly BADASS at what they do! What about you? What’s something you don’t like to do, even say, “I suck at doing that”? How do you work through it? Or do you help others learn, grow and improve? Share how! Or, are you one of the many people who are talented and have an amazing skill set, yet you aren’t sure how to let people know or aren’t 100% confident about stepping into that role? Listen in today as I share about when I was just starting classes for my coaching certification and how my first assignment was to tell the world I AM a coach! I jumped right in and got THREE clients, whereas other classmates were hesitant and hid! If you need help getting rid of the negative mindset about what you think you’re good at, but aren't sure how to share it with the world, email me now or schedule a session!!  Cheers! Sandi
5/2/202210 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast #317: Don't Hold Your Breath!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Last Monday’s podcast was about DISCIPLINE! And how discipline is what will help you see progress and will help you create the HABITS that will help you achieve your success! What can and WILL you do to get, and more importantly, stay disciplined? Where in your life do you feel disciplined or Undisciplined? Thank you to everyone who commented and emailed me to share where they feel the most discipline! What about you? Where are you doing great and where do you need help? It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok if you aren’t 100% – aka “perfect” – in one area of discipline.  Being disciplined helps you recognize when something is off, didn’t happen or are behind.  As we look at the last week of April, what have you accomplished? What are your routines? The weather helped me write today's podcast! With the sun popping in out of the clouds, reminded me of the last couple weeks of coaching sessions. I have clients that shine brightly and others that hide in their comfort zone. And others that do both! They may step out and do something amazing, and then freak out and hide… yes sometimes even from me! In today's podcast, I share about a client who has been doing just that... since DECEMBER! Excited and then hides. Pops out and then gives me bullshit excuses. Like today's image quote says: “When you want to succeed as much as you want to breath, you’ll be successful!” Are you going to shine brightly, or will you continue to hide?  Only YOU can decide. If you’re struggling FIND help! If you’re succeeding, help someone else! As you listen in today and then look at your own habits, discipline, routines, successes, and failures… where are you and what can YOU do? What MORE can you do? What can you do to help others? If you need help getting rid of the shit in your life that’s holding you back, or creating MORE in your world, email me now or schedule a session!!  Cheers! Sandi
4/25/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #316: How Disciplined Are You?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and my Growing Forward Facebook – if new, message me who/where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about prioritizing! Including YOURSELF and your health and wellness! Yes… ME-TIME. Self-care. To be successful and stay focused, you need to prioritize your TO-DO list. Not just pick and choose what you “want” to do! Everything needs to get done, but to put yourself into a situation where you’re behind on things that have a shorter deadline or you need help with isn’t going to help you, is it? It’s actually going to cause you stress and anxiety like it did my client! And yes, there's shit we don't want to do, but there are consequences for NOT doing! And it all starts with DISCIPLINE! And discipline is how you start holding yourself ACCOUNTABLE! How disciplined are you? Being DISCIPLINED is what will help you see progress and will help you create those pesky HABITS! You know, those little things that will ALSO help you achieve your success!?! As the image for today’s podcast says, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment!” Today and this week’s social media posts will be about DISCIPLINE and helping you identify where you ARE and are NOT disciplined! And what can help you… like keeping your goals top of mind – even in front of you. Envisioning the achievement and more! So tell me, share in the comments or email me at [email protected] where you are in regards to your discipline. If you need help creating more discipline in your world, email me now or schedule a session!!   Cheers! Sandi
4/18/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podcast #315: How Do You Get It ALL Done?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and GF Facebook – if new, message me who/where are you? Last Monday’s podcast was about setting up your 30-day and 2nd quarter goals and then figuring out what you need that can help you. Did you set yours up? Did you figure out what can help you achieve them? As I mentioned, I LOVE when clients are aggressive, but my job is to make sure they don’t bite off more than they can chew! My April goal is to make BIG progress on my 4th book and the help I need to achieve that goal is by doing work-sprints! Yes, I’ve already had one and have more scheduled. Today I share my 2nd Quarter personal and professional goals and what is already helping me! Again… what about YOU? In regard to the aggressive part, I want to once again, warn you about it! There’s a fine line between PUSHING and overdoing it! Much like working out, eh?! What I don’t want you to do is get overwhelmed, burned out and quit! If you don’t quit on me, I won’t quit on you! Deal? But we gotta get started! Spring has sprung and there’s no time to waste! And, there’s ways to KICKASS, be aggressive and NOT get overwhelmed. Yes, you’ve heard me preach about this many times, but maybe you’re not doing it or doing it well. PRIORITIZING! Listen in today as I talk about a client who's been picking and choosing from her list what she WANTS to do, and not necessarily what’s due first or more important.  As you can imagine, her “homework assignment” from me is TO PRIORITIZE on her list, and that is YOURS as well! Prioritizing is such a HUGE thing and such a challenge for some. But it truly can help you get MORE shit done! Today I share what works for me. But try some things out and see what works for you… but you MUST PRIORITIZE! Share how it goes and what's worked for you! And, if you need help talking through it, click here to schedule a free 30-minute call! Cheers! Sandi
4/11/202210 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #314: What Do YOU Need?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Growing Forward Facebook page! Last Monday’s podcast was about finishing the first quarter strong – doing a review and setting your goals for this month and quarter! What did you come up with? Are you on-track? Did you achieve your short-term first quarter goals? Have you made any progress at all toward your overall yearly goals? Listen in as I share what MINE are, and what got me off-track from achieving this goal before now! So now, what about you? What’s your Q2 goals? Spring is a time of change. I’ve talked a lot in the past “Springs” about spring-cleaning your goals. It’s also a good time to spring clean everything! For some that means your mindset, your environment – maybe even staff! And don’t forget to look at your marketing, the services or even products you offer and yes, your habits. When you’re reviewing your GOALS and progress and you identify what’s distracting you and WHY, then you can more easily understand what’s going on… and WHY! Do you need to change your routine? Create a healthier habit? Do you just need some time off or a full vacation? What do YOU need? What will help you achieve your 30-day, short-term goal as well as your 2nd quarter goals? In today's podcast, I talk about a new client I met with and what he needs to help him, and how I will help him. I LOVE it when clients have aggressive goals, but I also want them to be realistic. I’ve had a few over the years, where I’ve said -and I’ve talked about it on this podcast – don’t try so much all at once! They all said the same thing, “Oh I can handle it! I’m either all in, or not!” And within weeks, they quit everything… even me. Mainly because they didn’t want to admit failure or that I was right! Listen in and then share what you want to achieve! If you don’t know… then email or DM me ASAP! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused about next steps… contact me! Cheers! Sandi
4/4/202210 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast #313: Q1 is Ending: Do You Know Where Your GOALS Are?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And we are one week into year seven of my podcasts. 313 weeks! Crazy how time flies!   Last Monday’s podcast was about checking in and seeing if something you’ve been doing for a long time needs an upgrade, change, update, or keep on keeping on as-is. Did you identify something that needs to be fixed or updated? If so, what and how? Listen in today as I talk about not just how it's time to do your First Quarter Review, but HOW to do your review! When you’re doing the review, as I do with all of my clients, look at the short-term goals, and then see if it or they’ve been achieved. If yes, then GREAT, what’s the next short-term 30-60 & 90-day goals? If the goals have not been achieved, let’s look at what progress, if any has been made. What’s happened? What’s distracted you? What challenges have you come across? Is your environment set up for success?  Don't forget, when you’re doing this review, it’s for both your personal and professional goals. In today's podcast, I also share MY personal and professional goals and where I stand with them.  Some I've made progress on, others I achieved, but had gotten knocked off-track and didn't do as well as I had wanted. And, I also admit the ones that I haven't achieved. Yes, I call myself out! And then I share how they're all helping my overall goals.  So, where are you with YOUR goals? How much progress have you made? What's HELPED and what's gotten in the way? And, what will you do this week to end Q1 strong and START Q2 even STRONGER? I'm challenging you all to take some time this week to review your goals, progress, and overall mindset.  If you'd like, I have a worksheet that you can use to help you complete your review. You can either download it from my website badassbusiness.coach and head to the podcasts & worksheets page or email me [email protected] and I’ll send it to you. If you complete it and send it back to me, you’ll get a 30-min call to discuss… FREE! Cheers! Sandi
3/28/20225 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #312: Six Years.... What's Next?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And today starts YEAR SEVEN! YES! I can’t even believe it! Seven years of this weekly podcast. THANK YOU for motivating me to keep going! I’d love to hear – as always – where you’re listening from but how long! Last Monday’s podcast was about checking your progress and see what shit you are ALLOWING to knock you off-track and learning how to ACCEPT the compliments, the help you need, the baby steps and all the things that will get you to where you want to go. What did you determine? How are you digging deeper to end the first quarter as strong as possible? As I travel back to California from another successful trip to Indiana, I reflect on the meetings, the discussions, the progress checks and the plans to achieve more! I made a few adjustments of my own as well.   With ending year six and looking at the next seven years, I have to determine what I want to happen with the podcast as well as my business and life.  Listen in today and then decide what you will do for you next. It could be amazing!!! As business owners, we all have so many decisions to make, strategies to think about, questions to ask, and things to learn. That’s why like in last Monday’s podcast, when I shared about my attempt at writing the podcast and what I was allowing to distract me, I was sharing my experience, hopefully giving you an idea of what happens to many of us as we attempt to focus. Realizing it happens, but to not dwell on it. Catch yourself and get back to it. We have two more weeks in this first quarter. Lots of time to get things goingI’m celebrating six years of having people from all over the world listening to me weekly! From a few hundred downloads to THOUSANDS! From just Indiana to all over the United States and now in 89 countries! And, as I mentioned, it’s time to decide if and what I need to do with the podcast. What are YOU celebrating right now? Personally and/or professionally, what’s something that is starting another “trip around the sun”? What will you to continue to keep it fresh and make people continue to want it? OR do you keep it the same? Such a dilemma. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Or… do we keep improving it to keep it fresh? Technology is always improving. Doesn’t everything need improving? What are your thoughts? When’s the last time you gave your world an upgrade? Cheers! Sandi  
3/21/20227 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast #311: Only If You Allow It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about checking your progress and accepting even the tiniest of progress. Instead of being discouraged, use that energy to dig deeper so you can play BIGGER! Learning how to shut down the negative shit storm in your head isn’t always easy, is it? Nope, but it’s necessary if you want to make progress and achieve those goals! When you have unnecessary chatter in your head, it makes it hard to think straight and focus. And we all know if you aren’t focused, you certainly aren’t productive, are you? Any sort of mental anxiety can steal your focus and knock you off-track. Listen in as I share what was going on in my head, and around me, and in my head while I was writing this. What was I allowing? Sometimes we need a mental break to help us regroup. But that’s usually in the form of reading a book, a vacation, walk, workout – for me a run – or perhaps you prefer to just chill and listen to music or podcasts. Sometimes we need to think through things and make decisions. But, if you’re already mentally distracted, will you make the best decision? Will you be able to think logically and proactively, or will you be reacting? So, as we look at what, how and why… what can you do to eliminate distractions?  What are you ALLOWING to knock you off-track and what you are ACCEPTING that will help you? As I travel back to Indiana this week for the “Week of BADASSERY”, it will be a full week of helping clients really make sure they are making progress, even if it’s tiny steps, and remember to let go of the bullshit. And if they haven’t made progress, identify the shit they are allowing, and accept that no matter where they are, they have 8 ½ more months left in the year to KICK-ASS and make amazing things happen!  What about you? What are you allowing and what are you accepting? Cheers! Sandi
3/14/20227 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #310: Are YOU Crazy Enough?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about Mindset. Mindset. MINDSET! Having a positive mindset means keeping your head on straight when shit goes sideways, or you get behind like I have recently.  How about YOU? Do you keep a positive mindset when you get off-track? Do you shut down that negative chatter in your head when you make a mistake? Do you keep yourself from spiraling and getting overwhelmed when shit goes sideways? Well, if you don’t, you should probably contact me! 2022 has been another weird year. Some people and clients I know have had a GREAT start to the year, while others have not. And as we start reaching for Spring, it’s also the last month of the first quarter of the year. As many people do, and I always suggest, start really digging into your goals and watching your progress, no matter how small it may seem… to YOU. Listen in this week as I talk about the "ONLY" syndrome! Yes, we've all said it, "I ONLY did, lost or got [fill in the blank]!" Learning to accept those baby steps – with pride – can be hard, but I promise you it will be rewarding! And that’s in LIFE and with BUSINESSES as well! Keep chugging away. Keep chipping away at the to-do list, the idea list, the debt, the seemingly endless hours. Keep the faith when it’s hard too. Keep climbing! Keep asking. KEEP ON KEEPING ON! BUT HOW?  I’ve had my shares of worry, stress, meltdowns as well. When it happens to you, shift your mindset. Think about a time when you made that shift from the negative “WHY am I doing this, why keep going, how the hell is this going to work?” to the “I got this", and "this is WHY I am doing this!" "This is why I get up every day and try again!” We’re human! It’s hard to be positive every damn day. It's hard to take compliments and comments that are meant to pull you out of that rabbit hole of a shitty mindset. It’s hard NOT to wonder when you’ll turn that corner or reach the top of “your” Mount Everest! And, it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female! Listen in as I discuss more about how to KEEP FIGHTING when you're tired, stressed and overwhelmed. And then remember... “The people who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Steve Jobs That is where the confidence has to win. Yes, there will be shit days. Days you want to throw in the towel, and wondering WHY vs. the WHY that Simon Sinek suggests you start with. When I make that shift, and that feeling and confidence comes over me, I know that I am crazy enough to change the world (no matter how tiny of a piece I think it is)…. Are you? Cheers! Sandi
3/6/202210 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast #309: Who's In Control?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about TIME MANAGEMENT! Prioritizing, creating better habits, organizing… you know, all the things that help you FIND more time in the day! Did you find more time? Did you prioritize your to-do list? Ok, well did you get the “oh shit list” out of your head and onto paper so you CAN prioritize and keep better track of what you need to do and in what order? Listen in today, as I share what I spoke with a client about last Friday in regard to figuring out how-to prioritize all she has to do.  Trust me, there are days that I don’t get through my “important list”. Yes, it stresses me out too! And I share why this podcast is late today! Sometimes shit just happens! It’s how you recover versus getting overwhelmed by it. Our minds are truly an amazing animal! Over the years, I’ve talked about mindset and how it can screw up the best of days… if you let it! Mindset. Mindset. MINDSET! I work with clients a lot on this. It’s more than just being positive and reading affirmations. I’m talking about managing your head trash, reducing that deflating negative self-talk and learning how to catch yourself when it starts so you can stop it! So, if you're a long-time listener, you know by how late this is being released that my Monday is NOT starting like I wanted it to, so there goes my week, right?! NOPE! But... will I "ALLOW" the negative talk to ruin my day"? HELL NO! Listen in today and think about how you handle things when you get off-track?  How do you shut down that negative chatter in your head? How do you keep yourself from spiraling and getting overwhelmed? Now, HAVE A HAPPY MONDAY and realize you CAN get back on-track... like I did!  Cheers! Sandi
2/28/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #308: How Are you Getting It All DONE?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Last Monday’s podcast was about LOVE! No, not the four-letter word about romance and sex. But about what you do for a living and making sure you LOVE what you do. Or figuring out what parts of what you do, that you do you love. We don’t all love every aspect of our job or business tasks, but it’s definitely something to look into. Especially when you’re constantly saying, “I don’t have enough time in the day” or “I’m not getting to do what I LOVE” (because of all the shit I have to do!) Learning to delegate, identify what is and is NOT a good use of your time, telling people NO (boundaries) and understanding WHY you feel like you “have to” do something… sometimes EVERYthing! Figuring all of this out helps you FIND MORE TIME! Listen in today as that's what I talk about today! Time Management is such a mystery to many. In my men’s BIZ XL group last week, they all seem to be struggling with “finding more time to get it all done”. One attendee asked, “Is this a guy-issue?” I laughed and said OH NO, it’s a “people issue”! And honestly it doesn’t matter if you own your own business or have a job, at some point we’ve all struggled with “finding more hours in the day”. I've heard many people say, "Oh I get it all done by MULTI-TASKING! Uh, no you're not! If you're multi-tasking, you're half-assing SOMETHING! You can't do it ALL... WELL. Time management: The mystery. The "Pot of Gold" at the end of the rainbow! We all desire it [more hours in the day that is], but we never seem to be able to FIND it!  Listen in as I share some thoughts about an article in Forbes®: The 4 D’s of Time Management. Do, Defer, Delegate and Delete. Which is great as tasks come AT you! [I'll share the article in one of my posts this week, so hopefully you're following me!!] Think about - VISUALIZE – what it would feel like to have a day where you felt productive. You got a ton of things done. You "clocked out for the day" feeling GREAT! [I take you through a visualization exercise in the podcast!] How can YOU CREATE that day? Yes, shit’s going to go sideways. Life happens. Clients and bosses demand. Co-workers get chatty. Traffic. Weather. Bullshit. But you don’t have to allow that to be your day, EVERY day. To have the most productive days, you need to make sure you: 1. Organize 2. PRIORITIZE 3. Visualize... the best outcome Listen in and then please share your tip on how you save time or find more hours in the day! Cheers! Sandi
2/21/202217 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #302: Time To Stand & Stretch!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others. The crazy continues, doesn’t it? I’m flying back to Cali after coming to Indy for an unfortunate reason. One of my tribe – many of you on this list may know her, Tifney Fields – lost her husband on Christmas Day. Not to start out the podcast as a downer, but it’s just reality, isn’t it? It’s life and shit we have to deal with that you don’t ever want to have to. And so this week I’m really going to get into your asses about making time for things. Taking the time for YOU, for family as well as your business and career. Last Monday’s podcast was about choosing your Word of the Year. Did you do that yet?? Don’t forget you can download the form from my website and go to the podcasts page! And, for most of us, as we look at the second week of January, we’re really starting to settle in and get comfy and start really looking at our goals. And, as I mentioned in the opening, and last Thursday’s image, "A year from now, you’ll wish you had started TODAY!" TAKE A CHANCE! MAKE SHIT HAPPEN! 2022 is here… No matter if you’re ready or not, it’s time. But that pesky "VID", we know it’s caused some realizations, things we needed to face but were avoiding. We know it’s forced us to get uncomfortable. And, we know it’s forced us all to pivot, make changes, adjust, accept loss and also created more efficiency. We know it’s there. And the more you prepare, the easier it will be to get back on-track WHEN – not if – WHEN shit goes sideways! Yeah, if you’re a long-time listener, you’ve heard me say that many times! So, what will you do today that your future self will thank you for? What are you willing to do FOR YOU? For your family, friends, staff, colleagues? And how does your Word of the Year play into that action? My friend and her husband didn’t sit around and wait, they took adventures, made memories and created experiences. If you’ve listened to me for a while or you know me, I will say I’m a Business Coach, but LIFE is what gets in the way of your business. So, my clients and I discuss LIFE every time we talk, including their WORDS and how they are aligning and helping them. Listen in to hear what a couple of my clients' words are, and how they have, and will help them. LEVERAGE! So, this week – as always, LISTEN IN and then do the activity and share here! Watch social media the rest of the week for more questions, challenges and yes, I told you I was going to PUSH!  Cheers! Sandi
1/10/20229 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #301: Live By It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others and Happy New Year! My apologies for the delay in getting this to you to help you kick-start 2022 and the first Monday of the year, however shit just happens, doesn’t it? Last Monday’s podcast was about GOALS! Yes, seeing how many are carry-over and why. As I mentioned, I have a few myself, even from 2020.  But let’s all make sure, regardless of carry-over goals or not, that you start looking at 2022 with fresh eyes and a positive outlook.  Last year at this time I talked about GOALS. Resolutions and INTENTIONS! The trifecta for success. In today's podcast, I share with you the steps I use with my clients to create their Word of the Year! I created the worksheet years ago to help me, and shared it immediately with my clients to help them make sure the word really resonates with them, versus just choosing any word. Why is a having a Word of the Year so important? It helps you identify whether you’re on-track when you’re checking your progress. Last year my word was EMPOWER. So, as I’m checking my goals, I review to see how I am helping others. Yes, it’s my “job”, but am I truly helping EMPOWER people to get to that next level? To live their best lives? Am I helping people who aren’t clients? I had a client whose word was "Communication". We talked about that word a lot throughout the year as we discussed staff communication, how they were learning to talk with not at each other, and how she can help with that as well as how she communicates with others.  In a sense, your Word of the Year keeps you honest!  In today's podcast, I quickly go through how to set your WORD of the YEAR and how to make sure it's keeping you on-track throughout the year. So this week – as always, do this activity and share here! Cheers! Sandi
1/3/20227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #300: Last Push!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Sorry for the delay in publishing this. You'll have to listen in to understand WHY! Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! It’s the last week of December and 2021. If you’re going to do it, you better do it now! Last Monday’s podcast was about TRADITIONS! New ones, old ones, how they’ve changed and why. And also, that traditions can be fun and bring about wonderful memories to share. Traditions can be amazing as long as they aren’t holding you back! Did you share your traditions? What are some new ones you’re starting, or perhaps have been introduced to? And now we’re ready to face a new year. NEW GOALS! Yes!!! Listen in today as I share an overview of my year, and what I've achieved and not achieved. This week in social media, I'll share more! What about you?  And now it's time to make sure you're ready for 2022! Listen in as I talk briefly – you'll understand why I said "briefly" when you do – about how the padDAMNIT is still affecting our goals and what to watch out for. And then yes, as always, I ask you for ONE MORE thing! THANK YOU ALL for listening, sharing this podcast with others and for investing in YOU! Watch social posts, have a safe and Happy New Year and I’ll be back next week with more! And LADIES all over the WORLD Let’s LAST CALL to join the Realize Your BADASSNESS Challenge! We’ll set goals, create a plan, build a tribe and all become badasses together! Email me at [email protected] or check out the app here: https://tabootribe.passion.io/ OR DM me to reserve your spot! Deadline to register is Dec. 30th! I only have 2 spots Cheers! Sandi
12/27/20216 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast #299: Traditions & Change!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! It’s the last two weeks in December and 2021. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and for everyone else… have a great holiday or just a great week. Last Monday’s podcast was about making your list of WHO and / or WHAT has helped you the most this year. The majority of what I heard is family, friends, colleagues, my podcasts (thank you!) my coaching (YAY!) and one person especially thanked a specific doctor! If you listened in, you heard who and what helped me… US! So, this week is a full one for me even though it’s Christmas week. But that’s ok, I have clients who aren’t celebrating or traveling, so if they want to schedule, that is FINE. And, we aren’t traveling and unfortunately, some of our traditions have changed. Listen in as I talk about how our traditions have changed and how once again, the VID is affecting things. Some not-so-good and others are GREAT! Tradition. Some things change, while others stay the same. Something that’s allowed us to have amazing memories, and also keep us motivated because we’re looking forward to it. And, something that occasionally has to change. Listen in today to hear I want you to share this week! You have two weeks left…will you finish the year strong?  And LADIES all over the WORLD – Don’t forget to put YOU on the Christmas list! Let’s Start the Year Strong with the 6-Weeks to Find Your BADASSNESS Challenge! You’ll get a year-in-review session, my goal worksheet, six weeks of group coaching calls for community support and accountability and, to help you kick-start the new year! Email me at [email protected] or DM me to reserve your spot! I only have THREE spots to be part of this exclusive program. And if you get in now with the app, you’ll have lifetime access to content, free worksheets, webinars, and discounted coaching now for a Holiday price special $197. Starts Jan 3rd! Deadline to register is Dec. 30th! Before Santa arrives, get registered I only have THREE spots available! GUYS – why not give that to the woman in your life!?! Cheers! Sandi
12/20/20217 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #298: Who & What Has Helped?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! WOW, just WOW… so much fun the last couple weeks having holiday parties again, seeing people out and about. And yes… feeling human again! There are only two weeks until Christmas... three weeks until December ends and we are staring down the barrel of a NEW year! You only have THREE weeks left, how will you FINISH the YEAR? Last Monday’s podcast was about really making sure you’re building the habit of showing gratitude… not just to check it off your list, but show how thankful you are to people beyond Thanksgiving and of course the end of the year holidays. As I meet with my clients at the end of the year, I ask them, “Who’s helped you the most this year?” It ALWAYS causes them to pause. I LOVE it.  I’m thankful to have made some of my clients’ list! LOL! Listen in today and follow my social media posts all week! As we bring this year to a close, many of us still grinding it out, I will be challenging you to think about and share who and WHAT has helped you this year.  Thinking about that can help you understand how far you’ve come and that you wouldn't be here without them. ***** And LADIES – The TABOO Tribe app is launching and so is the 6-Week Challenge! Are you ready to Start the Year Strong? Email me at [email protected] or DM me to reserve your spot! Deadline to register is Dec. 20th! Or just check out the app and community here: https://tabootribe.passion.io/ And get ready for the challenge and to BUILD your TRIBE! Let's help each other KICKASS and step INTO our BADASSNESS this year! Cheers! Sandi
12/13/20216 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast #297: Don't Let Up Now!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t panic – but just letting you know there are only four weeks left in the year… and well, there are also STILL four weeks left in the year. I will always say hey “don’t let up” but if you planned accordingly, you may be able to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the holidays a bit more... BUT ONLY IF you have your shit together! Last Monday’s podcast was about making sure you’re doing a weekly review and set up for the next week every Friday. I don’t know about you, but my Friday was NUTS! Listen in today as I share about my new app for my women's TABOO Tribe launch and how I still, no matter how full my week was, I did my end-of-the-week review and prepared for this week that has an even tighter schedule! What about you? What’s on your plate this week? Are you prepared? What can help you? Who can help? And don’t forget about being thankful and showing your gratitude! We can't make that a habit unless we're practicing it! What are you continuing to be THANKFUL for? And how are you showing it? Habits don’t start overnight! Let’s get in the rhythm first. Let’s take baby steps to create the habit and THEN we can start leveling up. Right? Listen in today, and then share what will you do this month – each week, perhaps each day to finish strong? With the distractions and blessings of the Holiday season, it can be harder. Like I mentioned in my opening statement, if you planned accordingly, you could relax a bit. But if you didn’t, how will you continue to push, drive, and achieve those goals? I share all that I accomplished last week, and how it’s been fun, and will help me develop a new habit of staying in touch with more people and creating new content. What are you excited about? What are you thankful for? Let’s have a great week of reviewing and continuing to build that habit of showing gratitude. Oh and watch for details on my Start the Year Strong special! You’ll get a year-in-review session, my goal worksheet, six weeks of laser coaching calls, community support and accountability to help you kick-start the new year! Email me at [email protected] or DM me to reserve your spot! I’m only opening 10 spots to be part of this exclusive program. And if you get in now with the app, you’ll have lifetime access to content, free worksheets, webinars, and discounted coaching! $397. Starts Jan 3rd! Deadline to register is Dec. 20th! Cheers! Sandi
12/6/20216 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast #296: Time to Review and DO!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 296 and the last few days of November. Wednesday starts the last month of 2021. WOW! If you haven’t done a year in review, then there’s no time like the present! Yes, I'm going to be talking about REVIEWING now until the end of the year, so get used to it! Last Monday’s podcast was about being thankful, showing gratitude and not letting up so it becomes a HABIT, not just a “once a year thing” during Thanksgiving.  We have five weeks left in the year, how will you continue to be thankful and show your gratitude to others? In today's podcast, I talk about how I noticed during my own review last year at this time that I was off-track. And I recovered by practicing what I preach. Yes... the REVIEW is something I preach as well, but I'm referring to PRIORITIZING! With last week being a week where many people were off work, kids out of school, and traveling, many of us may be a bit off-track a bit. So how will you get back on-track? So listen in to today's podcast for what I ask you to REVIEW and DO until the end of the year! And for my continued showing of gratitude! Let’s have a great week of reviewing and continuing to build that habit of showing gratitude. Cheers! Sandi
11/29/20216 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast #295: How Do You Show Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 295! That’s over 5 ½ years of doing this. And here I am, coming at you with a new recording, and something we tend to only focus on once a year at this time… being thankful. Last Monday’s podcast was about changing your mindset about things – and I asked what you’ve changed your mind about, and realized you were wrong! What did you come up with? SHIFTING your mindset from a negative outlook to a more positive one is hard but is so rewarding. And I am VERY thankful I changed mine. Listen in today as with this week being the week of Thanksgiving, I decided to share the Oxford Dictionaries definition and the difference between being grateful and feeling thankful! They are very close! You tend to SHOW gratitude because you have a thankful feeling. And I’m not here today to pick that apart, just to make sure you use those hashtags appropriately. After the never-ending panDamnit, we all need to feel thankful and show some gratitude. I mean, last year sucked one million %. The beginning of this year was better, and I will say that I hope you are finishing this year as strongly as I am! Yet another reason to feel THANKFUL! The theme this year in my podcasts has been about LEVELING-UP: Growing. Recovering. Rejuvenating. And now, we’re looking at the last month-ish of the year and really making those necessary, and sometimes painful shifts to make sure you will LEVEL-UP and finish the year STRONG! This week I want to share with you how THANKFUL I feel for all of you: listeners, returning and new clients, and the friends we’ve made out here in Cali. Listen in today as I show you how THANKFUL I feel, by showing some gratitude, but you have to listen in to get the instructions on how to receive that gratitude! As I end all my books: I’m very thankful and choosing to be grateful… what do you choose? Let’s have a great week full being so thankful that it carries on beyond this week! Cheers! Sandi
11/22/20217 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #294: Time for the Shift To Happen!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about making sure you’re changing for the right reasons and not because shit got hard or boring or any other reason than it’s NECESSARY! Listen in today, as I talk about what I wrote about in chapter six of my book “How Badly Do You Want ‘IT’?”... "Change creates opportunity for growth. But don’t allow the excitement or challenges to become bright, shiny distractions from your PLAN!"  And again, in chapter six of my third book, “The Magic Pill!”, titled “It’s Evolution Baby", I wrote: "Things change. As humans, we adapt to change by growing and evolving. Change is inevitable. Resistance is futileTM." So, how do we evolve? Listen in today, as I talk about how we look back on the last 10 ½ months and see how have you – we – evolved? How are you becoming the best version of yourself? WHAT has changed and why? Why wouldn’t you want to? As I talk about in today's podcast, it’s ok as you should love who you are, how you look and feel, but I also know from experience that if you don’t evolve, you’ll get stuck. If you want help figuring out if, how and why you have or should evolve and make that SHIFT happen, email me at [email protected] Have a great week full of SHIFT happening! Cheers! Sandi
11/15/20218 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast #293: Do It Because you NEED to!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to Week 293! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about looking at your patterns. Have you given up too quickly when things got hard? Did the grass look greener, so you jumped? Looking at the pros and cons of things BEFORE you change things up. It’s easy to quit and give the reason [aka BS excuse!] that “it wasn’t right for me” or “it wasn’t working”. Sometimes you’re right and well, sometimes you’re just searching for the easy way, the “Magic Pill”! In recent podcasts, I’ve talked about how I painstakingly went through a rebrand last year, but the pain part was the research for the perfect “all-in-one” platform everything I do and offer. Then, I've resisted change because it's overwhelming and time consuming... and it's cost a good amount of money to maintain. But, this isn't about ME, it's about what's good for my clients first [then me!] I weighed the pros and cons and listened to the feedback. When I changed my running and workout program, it was because I hadn't seen any results from what I WAS doing. What about YOU? In last week’s posts I challenged you to look at your patterns and see how many times you’ve quit or jumped to something else, because things were hard. Listen in today as I share about someone who LOVES habits when they do them, however, this person doesn't stick with them for long. They say they like CHANGE. [It drives ME batshit crazy!] CHANGE. Change can be good and is necessary sometimes, but... What needs to CHANGE and WHY? Listen in then share with me!  Or, if you want help figuring it out, email me at [email protected] Let’s have a great week full of changing for the right reasons! Cheers! Sandi
11/8/20219 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast #292: How Green is your Grass?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 292! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about looking deeper into your habits and seeing which ones need adjusted, changed-up, stopped or created to help you finish the year strong. What did you find? Did you change anything? Or start anything new? You'll have to listen in today to hear my update and what I struggled with. Today I also talk about two of my clients I met with last week. One admitted she's not a fan of doing the hard work, and the other is ready to JUMP because shit got hard. He's done that throughout his whole life, but now that he's working with me, I'm trying to help him look at the pros and cons BEFORE he switches gears because something else "sounds easier!" It’s not uncommon to quit, to give up quickly when shit gets hard. And when it does, people give up versus leaning into it. You've got to role up your sleeves and DO the hard work. There is NO magic pill! The grass is not greener. And yes, as I discussed last week, sometimes there are things that need to be changed up, discussed, thought through deeper, stopped and - or started to help you. Listen in for this week's challenge! If you want help figuring it out, and talking through the pros and cons to make sure you’re on the right track and not jumping IN or OUT too fast, click here to email me! Let’s have a great week full of focus, motivation and kicking ass! Cheers! Sandi
11/1/20218 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #291: What Needs Adjusted?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 291! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about how to focus more and STOP multi-tasking so you can be more effective, productive, and fully present with whatever you are working on or whomever you are meeting with. With all that I have been preaching about, what more could I possibly get on your ass about or ask you to do? Well, last year on this day – podcast 239 – I talked about the BS excuses and blaming I had been hearing from a client. And, I asked about habits. Which fits right into the end of the year! YES! Habits help you achieve your goals.  Listen in today as I talk MORE about HABITS! And more so, doing the review so you can see what needs to be adjusted and where you need to improve so you will LEVEL-UP and finish the year STRONG! As we continue to fly into the 4th quarter, we now need to be even diligent so we can LEVEL-UP and finish the year STRONG! Why do I talk so much about HABITS and reviewing progress?  Because by the end of each quarter we sometimes can start to slip, or get lazy with our habits, environment and everything that helps us succeed. Listen in as I talk about why we do that and how habits help us improve and become the best version of ourselves. Let’s have a great week kicking ass with strong, healthy habits! Cheers! Sandi
10/25/20219 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast #290: Stop the Spinning!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about how sometimes you need to fully focus on one thing to make sure you finish it strong. Give it your all. And no, multi-tasking is NOT a “Superpower”! Change my mind! At times we have to get it all done… NOW. But trying to do three things at once, does nothing but help you half-ass it all! We’re probably all guilty of it, especially after being forced to spend almost two years in the virtual world, the virtual meetings, especially if they aren’t attention-grabbing or interactive! One thing at a time. FOCUS. Being fully present can be difficult for people. Listen in today as I share how I helped a client develop strategies for he and his teammates so they could learn to switch gears quickly, without frustration and be fully present for whatever they were facing at the moment. For those of you who are old enough to remember the Calgon® commercials, you know what I'm talking about! And honestly, if you're on my Facebook page, you saw how I woke up and how I was already spinning before my feet hit the ground. And, what helped me FOCUS! I know many of you will push back, as you think you’re an amazing multi-tasker, but I’m here to tell you… you’re kidding yourself! LOL! If you want help figuring out how to refocus, eliminate distractions and make sure you’re on-track so you WILL finish the year STRONG, contact me... click here to email me NOW! Cheers! Let’s have a great week full of focus, motivation and kicking ass! Sandi
10/18/20218 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast #289: What Needs Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 289! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about doing a FINANCIAL review and a few tips on things to check on to save money. It’s so important to do a review of everything in your life. Personally, professionally, and financially – which involves BOTH personal and professional. If you’ve listened to me or know me, you’ve heard me say that LIFE is what gets in the way of your business, so that’s why I ask personal questions and have you check on things. If you only focus on one aspect, the other can go to shit, but it may be necessary... Trust me! Listen in as I share how the last couple weeks have been nuts for me, and how I've had to deal with HUGE distractions, but also things that needed my FULL attention. Where your focus goes, your energy flows, right? And yes, there are many times that we need to focus 100% on something, and that’s ok! What’s been distracting you? What have you had to focus on to finish? Listen in to hear what I'm challenging you to think about and DO this week! Cheers! Sandi
10/11/20217 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast #288: It's 10pm, Do You Know Where Yours Is?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to Week 287! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about how it takes money to make money, and also clarifying that what you are doing daily and IS or is NOT a good use of your time. Because time is money and if you’re NOT doing things that are a good use of your time, remembering that you’re also wasting your money. I also talked ideas to look into to get the help you need that may not require you to use your money! Today, as we kick-off the first week of October, and the 4th quarter, I asked financial advisor, Beth Correll to talk about how important it is to also do a financial check-in, and the things to look at to save money. As you continue to progress toward your goals, doing a financial progress check is important, as many times your goals affect your finances and vice versa. And many of us may have financial goals as well. No matter if you are currently working with a financial advisor or not, you should be doing more than balancing your checkbook! Looking deeper into making sure you and your business are properly protected is something I discuss with ALL of my clients. Are you able to grow, or invest in new technology to help you achieve your goals? So yes, it takes money to make money.  Listen in as Beth shares tips, ideas and how a financial advisor can help, even if you don’t think you have enough money to use an advisor, you should talk with one! You can contact Beth at [email protected] And, if you want help figuring out how to finish the year STRONG, email me at [email protected] let’s talk! Let’s have a finically rewarding week! Cheers!  Sandi
10/4/202114 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #287: Does It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 287! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about DELEGATING! Yes, that very necessary thing, but hard to do! Next week we start the 4th quarter, so the countdown is on, so look at "if", "how," and, "how much" you will LEVEL-UP! If you’re doing work that isn’t at your pay rate, how is it helping you? Listen in today as I talk more about that damn to-do list and why it's so important to see what's STILL on it, what's NOT getting done and, also what IS getting done, but WHO should be doing it. We’ve all heard the phrase: “It takes money to make money.” And, that is SO TRUE! But I've also read that it does NOT. Well, TIME is MONEY. And if you're using your time to do things that are not a good use of YOUR time, then you're wasting your money! Trust me, I’m guilty of it! And yes, like many things, easier said than done to have all the help you need at the snap of your fingers! I know I would! So, what on your list would take money to get done? What would it take for you to get someone to help? Listen in as I share about two of my clients who have a very good idea of what it will take to get their businesses off the ground and what they're doing about it.  They know they can't do it all, nor should they! And yes, there are ways to get the help you need without paying someone. Think about an intern and that infamous concept of TRADE. Today I may go on  a bit about when you DO let go of the tasks you don’t need to be doing, it opens up the space for you to work ON your business, to focus on growth and strategy and well, making more money! Let’s get you out of the weeds and at the 10k foot view. Let’s get you running your business vs. it running you. And for now, if you want some help figuring out how to finish the year STRONG? Email me at [email protected]. Let’s talk! Cheers! Sandi
9/27/20218 minutes, 2 seconds
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Happy Podcast #286: How Much Do You Pay Yourself?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Welcome to week 286!  Last Monday’s podcast was about BURNOUT! It happens quite a bit, and I just saw it last week in my networking group. Remember when I talked about the guy who has been snarky because he had only been sleeping 2-4 hours/night? Well, now he's SICK! That's what happens! There’s a fine line between really needing to work your ass off one more hour or multiple sleepless nights to get something completed, and that you’re just overdoing it. As I mentioned last Monday – if you’re burning the candle at both ends, what will it cost you? My men’s group last week discussed this, and I share in today's podcast about what they all have in common, and how it is hard to create healthier boundaries. And, well, why people tend not to! I’ve had it ALL happen to me! What about you? If you’re flying solo, that probably means you’re “doing it all” and are at risk of burn-out. I've been there too! It goes back to clear expectations and taking the time NOW to make more time for you LATER. Asking for help. It’s hard. It’s frustrating. It doesn’t always work out. We don't tend to do it well... or at all, including me! And, for the sake of sounding like a broken record... is what you're doing too much? And, at what cost? Are you doing what's a good use of YOUR time? Listen in and then share. I’d love to help you figure out how NOT to do it all, and steer clear of burnout! Contact me - click here to email me – let’s talk! Cheers! Sandi
9/20/20219 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast #285: You Will Get Burned!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was not just about checking your progress, but more about giving yourself credit for the baby steps or the HUGE steps you’ve taken. And seeing how that motivates you. I shared about my frustration. Did you listen? What about you? When have you not given yourself enough credit? When has your progress motivated you? And then... sometimes you have to give yourself a break. In podcast 279 when I talked about how if you’re not operating at 100% you’re not giving your clients, customers, family or yourself 100%? You constantly must check yourself to make sure you’re not close to burnout. Listen in today as I share how two people I spoke with recently were both at that burnout phase and one guy who constantly bit off more than he could chew and ruined his reputation... for YEARS! There’s such a fine line there with working your ass off to get things started or fill in the gaps and unnecessarily working until you get sick or are making mistakes and burnout. You think you can “fake it until you get your shit together”, but people see through that! You either look, sound, or act different. And is that fair? Are you performing at your best? HELL NO! But… Sandi, it’s all gotta get done! Well, no shit! But at what expense?  Is it worth it? What do you want to be known for? Let’s start NOW so next year you’ll see all your amazing progress, at a sustainable pace so you will avoid burnout! And, if you want to get a little KICK-start, sign up now for the 6-Weeks to Success program: http://tinyurl.com/sixweekstosuccess/ Cheers! Sandi
9/13/202111 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #284: You've Put in The Work, So Now...

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Don’t forget to follow me on social media to continue the challenges, questions, and opportunity for continued growth. Last Monday’s podcast was about figuring out what really motivates you. Whether it’s checking things off a list, or like one of my clients who aligns consequences and accountability with what she needs to do. Motivation comes in many forms! Well, and with today – in ‘Merica – being Labor Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate the hard work you’ve done and will do to achieve your goals. Last Monday I asked you to complete the sentence: By the end of the year, I will [have] ________________________. Well, what did you say? Listen in today as I share what I WILL have done by the end of the year, and what will keep me motivated! As I've mentioned, the motivation can come from a progress check and seeing that you actually HAVE made progress! Sometimes it's hard to see the progress. I share what I was frustrated with and when I realized my baby steps had helped me make more progress than I realized. And, in-turn, how that realization helped MOTIVATE me even more! Think about what you’ve done. The time you’ve spent – the hard work… the LABOR to get to where you are today. Don’t forget to follow me on social media to get daily challenges, thoughts, inspiration to help you continue to learn and grow! And, if you can't see your progress or figure out what will motivate you to achieve amazing things, contact me today! Or click here to sign up for the 6-weeks to Success Program! I guarantee you'll see results! Cheers, Sandi
9/6/20219 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast #283: What Will Motivate You To Get SH*T Done?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And a HUGE shoutout to listener Nadya in Texas for reaching out! She’s looking to give her social media marketing biz a boost or as she said, “You called me out in a sense to get my “ish” – aka SHIT - together” THANK YOU! For the rest of you, reach out – email me at [email protected] or DM message me on social! I have one listener in Congo… who are you?! Message me! Last Monday’s podcast was about figuring out if you’ve just been busy doing shit or productive doing amazing things that are really helping you move toward your goals. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re ON-TRACK (as last Monday’s image quote said) "You’ll get run over if you just sit there!" So, let’s ALL get up, get moving and do something our future selves will be thankful for! Yes, that’s an old one I’m pulling out to put back in your faces! What’s on YOUR list? I know I have a ton of stuff still I want to accomplish yet this year – both personally and professionally. Listen in to today's podcast as I share about yes, lists, but more about MOTIVATION to get those things ON your list done, and about a client who wasn't getting things done and why. No, this isn’t another podcast just talking about tasks and to-do’s, it’s about the MOTIVATION to get things done. What's ON your list is just as important as what will MOTIVATE you to get shit done! And today, I share what we came up with to help motivate her to get them done! As I mentioned last week, it’s time to regroup, refocus and reset stronger, healthier boundaries and create a supportive environment. And when you have those things, you can more easily look forward and FOCUS on what you need to do, want to do and WILL do to help you achieve your goals. And if you don't know how to MOTIVATE yourself, or find things that will, click here to sign up for the 6-Weeks to Success program now! You won't be disappointed! I guarantee it! Cheers Sandi
8/30/202110 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast #282: Are You ON or OFF-Track?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! This is week #282 – almost 5 ½ years of talking, sharing, and hopefully help you get out of your own way, stop with the excuses and achieve some amazing things! Last Monday’s podcast was about how UNHEALTHY BOUNDARIES, and an UNSUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT devalues YOU! Did you look around or look into yours? I like to have the choice to hit the beach for a couple hours and work at night instead of working at night because of allowing people to steal my time! Which would YOU prefer?! It’s all about taking a good look at what’s going on in your life vs. being afraid to face what’s going on! That’s what happened to many of us last year. We may have been on the right track, but were we just sitting there? Listen in as I share how many of us got complacent and so when the panDAMNIT hit us, shit really went sideways and what to look for! As now it’s time to regroup, refocus and regain control (as much as we’re allowed) of our environments. Reset stronger, healthier boundaries so we WILL Level-UP! I know I’m ready to finish 2021 STRONG! Are you?  Again, listen in as I ask you to check-in on where you are - are you busier than hell or not? And WHY? Remember BUSY isn’t always PRODUCTIVE! And don't forget to contact me for HELP! Click here for a FREE 30-minute consultation! Cheers! Sandi  
8/23/20217 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #281: What's Your Worth?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! This is week #281. Crazy how long it’s been since I started yet it seems like not that long ago!  Last Monday’s podcast was about having a strong, healthy environment and boundaries. These are two of the hardest things for people to do in general, NOT just business owners! Especially those pesky notifications that are addictive and have made us all like Pavlov’s dog! They keep us from being able to FOCUS! FOCUS IS my favorite (ok 2nd favorite) F-Word! In this week's podcast I share how I challenged someone on LinkedIN to create healthier boundaries and I hope you'll do the same after you listen in! And this discussion leads me to what happens when you don’t have a healthy environment and your boundaries SUCK.  UNHEALTHY BOUNDARIES and an UNSUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT devalues YOU... and causes a lack of RESPECT! How? Well, you'll have to listen in to find out! Last week my week got thrown off – yes – AGAIN! How? Well, I guess you'll have to listen in, but as you can imagine, I allowed shit to invade my time. One was something I wouldn't ever say NO to [hint... my child] and the other shit, I just allowed, but didn't realize it until I started getting frustrated! We’re digging deeper people so you can PLAY BIGGER! So please, listen in and take the time – and perhaps money – to INVEST in YOU! Cheers Sandi
8/16/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #280: Are You Set Up for Success?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! This is week #280. Crazy how long it’s been since I started yet it seems like not that long ago! Last Monday’s podcast was about mindset. The mental chaos that we all deal with on some level and at some point. By reviewing what shit is going on, and facing it – taking care of things, you can relieve some of it and become mentally stronger. And more importantly, operate at a higher level! After dealing with the mental chaos I had going on, I'm definitely operating at a much higher level! The important thing is to recognize triggers, habits and even common occurrences that seem to come in and knock you off-track. Remember, even weather can affect you! OR other things in your environment… like PEOPLE! Listen in today as I talk about making sure you’re MENTALLY set up for success as well as ENVIRONMENTALLY!  I share what happened with a client, and how this "challenge" affected our search for a new place as well. And, how do we make sure we're set up for SUCCESS? BOUNDARIES! Make sure you follow me this week on social media so you too can make sure YOU are set up for SUCCESS! And click here to email me if you aren't sure if – or HOW – you can be. Cheers! Sandi
8/9/202112 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast #279: How Are You Showing Up?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! This is week #279 for those of you new here or have lost track… like I do sometimes! If you’re new here, and your listening with little kids around, I never know when I’m going to drop some colorful language, it just flows, so consider yourself warned! And HAPPY AUGUST! Five months left… so much time to keep pushing, challenging and achieving! Last Monday’s podcast was about digging deeper than you thought you could – challenging yourself to finish July STRONG as F! How’d you do?  In today's podcast, I share how I did. And well, that's what gave me the fodder for today's podcast! There's a HUGE difference between "life" and “self-inflicted distractions”. MINDSET and MENTAL CHAOS. I was talking with a client a couple weeks ago, and have mentioned it many times on these podcasts, any my talks – if you’re not mentally operating at 100%, how are you showing up for your clients, customers, staff, vendors, and yes your family, friends and YOU? **See the image I drew for a client!** If you have so much shit tangled up in your mind, it’s hard to focus and show up like we need to. And it's hard to make progress and achieve goals. Today and this week I want to discuss and help you focus on what matters. Shit happens. LIFE happens. Last week's chaos was out of our control. It was a huge distraction, but I handled it. And now... well, you're listening to this podcast aren't you? Listen in and then share where you are! Cheers, Sandi
8/2/202111 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast #278: Time to Get UNcomfortable!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast had my quarterly guest and CPA Savilla Beam on to share her wisdom about the "3 mistakes most Entrepreneurs make", especially during the start-up phase! But trust me, I’ve spoken with MANY that have been in business and are doing silly-shit still that just blows my mind. If you haven’t listened into last Monday’s podcast, please do. She share’s some great ways to easily check to see if you are making these easily fixable mistakes! I’ve talked a lot about mistakes, and we’ve all heard the guru’s say – and yes that includes me – if you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t trying and you aren’t learning! No one likes to make them. With this week being the last week in July – month 7 of 2021, we’re facing the countdown. Last year at this time, we were in the middle of the never-ending lockdown, the panDAMNIT.  And now here we are, one year later. Where are you?  I’ve been talking about LEVELING-UP and digging deeper all year.  Listen in and then tell me… Cheers, Sandi
7/26/20217 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #277: These Will COST You!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and sharing this podcast with others! Last Monday’s podcast was about understanding there’s no real “quick fix”or “instant gratification”, it’s about you putting in the WORK! We’ll make mistakes along the way, but there’s people to help. So, this week as I continue my quest to help you LEVEL-UP, I bring you my quarterly guest Savilla Beam, Partner at Crace and Beam CPA. She’s someone who can help you, who has helped me and many of my clients. She's one of my B!tchez, my tribe and my CPA. She’ll share the three most common mistakes that she’s seen business owners make and what you can do NOW to check to see how you are doing. Yes, it’s quite timely as I’ve been preaching to you to review your progress, and she wants you to review your P&L! Listen in and then DO what she says to do! Finally, someone else to listen to!! Why? Because NOW is the time, and there’s still time left in the year to get things back on-track with your GOALS, especially if one of your goals has anything to do with MONEY! Have a great week of reviewing even more than your goals. And, once again, if you can't figure things out, or feel like there is no way to get back on-track, contact me today to help! Cheers Sandi
7/19/20210
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Podcast #276: Are Your Dreams Worth It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, for listening, sharing this podcast with others! And don't forget to check out my website www.BadassBusiness.Coach! And connect with me on social media! Lately I’ve been really challenging you to dig deeper to play bigger. In last Monday’s podcast, I harped on habits. I shared a tip from the book "Atomic Habits" about temptation bundling, and I shared how some of my habits were hurting my progress toward my goals and others were helping! Yes, even I half-ass shit from time to time. Did you look at your habits? Which ones are helping and which one’s aren’t? In today's podcast I share how things are going for me! But the biggest thing to remember is... Things take time. People want an immediate ROI, satisfaction, instant gratification.  But people, there is NO magic pill – as my 3rd book is titled "Magic Pill"! It takes TIME... and WORK! Listen in today, as I talk about how I do understand you need some "magic to happen fast" to help you see progress and especially to help you want to do it all over again. I share a story about what I am doing and how the new platform is promising ME a fast ROI, as well as a story about a client who did NOT get immediate gratification, however he put in the WORK and his growth has been tremendous! Listen in, have a great week and don't forget you can click here to sign up for a FREE 30-minute call. Let me help you see the magic that can happen for you! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
7/12/202111 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #275: We're Halfway There!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here! Click here to check out my website, and connect with me on social media to continue the podcast theme throughout the week with additional questions, challenges, articles and MOTIVATION! Happy July 5th people! Some of you may be off work today. I’m enjoying a beach day and relaxing, so hopefully you’re doing something fun or relaxing or BOTH as well! And yes, last Thursday, July 1st, I posted on my social media and asked what your 30-day challenge is. Did you see it? If not, well that’s why you need to be following me on the social!! Last Monday’s podcast was all about checking your progress by completing not just a monthly review, but also a Mid-Year review.  It's important to do MONTHLY reviews, but even more-so at 6-months.  As we look at things for the next six months, especially as things are still "different", you must realized you can’t level up if you’re just chugging along and not paying attention! Listen in today as I share more about MY review and how I am RE-Setting and RE-doing part of a PLAN!  The next 6-months are here... are you ready? If you aren't sure, click here to set up a session NOW! Cheers! Sandi
7/5/202112 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast #274: Mid-Year Review!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! And well, yes, it’s Monday again and the last Monday in June. So, it's time to really REVIEW, reset, and then redo if you must. In last Monday's podcast, I talked about FRUSTRATION and finding the source of it. How'd you do? Or did you? Or perhaps you're saying, "Sandi, I'm not frustrated at all!" GREAT! Then keep on keeping on! Today's podcast is going to get you really thinking about your year, as it did me, and will probably help you with identifying some of those frustrations. Today and this week in my social media posts, I’m going help you do your mid-year check-in AND see how you have LEVELED-UP or how you CAN! So, you'll need: Your GOAL worksheet Your favorite pen UNINTERRUPTED time! Today I do more than just ask you to review your year, I share my 30-day (June) goal and MY "year in review", where I feel I am and I give you actuals!  Listen in and remember, if you need help talking through things, click here to schedule your FREE 30-min call!  OR just email me! Have a great week of REVIEW! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
6/28/202114 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podcast #273: It's a Necessary Evil!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  Click here to check out my website, and don't forget to connect with me on social media! WOWZA – Happy Monday people! Well as I wake up in Indiana this morning, I’ll be kicking off a week of badassness, or badassery as one of my tribe calls it! Haha. I flew back to Indy to hang with friends, but mainly to have face-to-face client meetings, a team building workshop with a client who loves having events where the team is brought together to strengthen here team… AND hold my women’s events – the TABOO Tribe events all week. If any of you ladies are listening, you can attend Friday’s TABOO Talk virtually – DM me or click here for the link! It’s going to be BADASS! As always. So yes, it will be a full – productive – but FUN week! What about you? What do you have planned for this week? Stop thinking about it as “work” in that sense. Yes, no matter how much you love what you do, it’s still friggn work, but it doesn’t have to SUCK! And if you’ve listened long enough, you’ve heard me preach about being passionate about it to get up do it all over again. In today's podcast, I share conversations I've had with clients about their frustrations and how it has distracted them. One even said "I don't know if this is worth it?"  He's really frustrated with the finding quality workers! It's not something that can be fixed overnight, and the frustration level is very high and PAINFUL! Listen in today as I share how as business owners and leaders, we can get caught up in the weeds easily and then we realize we're not focusing on what we should and, that tends to lead to frustration.  I also give you a few tips on what to do to eliminate the frustration! Listen in and then share in the comments section or email me! And, as always, if you can't figure out WHAT is the source or HOW to get rid of the frustrations, schedule your FREE 30-minute consultation with me! VENT AWAY! I'm a great listener! Cheers! Sandi
6/21/20210
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Podcast #272: Do You Have the Patience?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  Click here to check out my website, and don't forget to connect with me on social media! Thank you to listeners Susan and Gina for connecting with me on social media and for listening! And if you haven’t reached out yet… please do so! Last Monday’s podcast was all about thinking DEEPER about your goals and identifying WHO you’ll become by achieving a specific goal. I shared that I’m listening to the book "Atomic Habits". In this book, author James Clear, talks about the science behind habits – good and bad. If you haven't listened to last Monday's podcast click here to do so, then come back!  It's important to break down your goals and focus on smaller month-by-month goals vs. being overwhelmed by the BIG yearly goal or even 3-5 years out. Yes, I always ask clients to identify big goals, but not all have been able to. That’s why I say, “I meet my clients where they are, and help them get to where they want to go”. I challenge people to think ahead, then break it down. We’ve all heard the saying “How do you eat an elephant”? “One bite at a time!” That phrase has been given credit to MANY people – including Desmond Tutu and General Creighton Abrams. And a book titled the same by Bill Hogan – which I have NOT read… have you? Well, that concept can be applied to so many things, including your goals! So, no matter if you can see five years into the future or just this month or maybe the year, positive habits will help you get there. You’re like DUH Sandi, we all know that, but… Exactly… BUT! Listen in today as I share more about how I hear "but" so many times! And, I share how I got from one mile at a time to running half-marathons! Baby steps. Yes, many times we need the help, our tribe, our buddies, vendors, sub-contractors, collaborators and others we need to help us – remember… LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT! But it starts with the person in the mirror! Yes, YOU! Last Monday I shared a story about a former client who wouldn’t take my advice of “baby-stepping” and ended up overwhelmed and quit. She didn't understand how to take ONE BITE of that elephant every day and in-turn quit. What do YOU want? Last week I talked about just your MONTHLY goal. And today, you'll need to listen in as if you want to LEVEL-UP, it's time to DIG DEEPER because... When you talk about your GOALS, I want your stomach to flip! You'll have to listen in to hear what your weekly challenge is! Have a great week and yes, I look forward to hearing from you and you scheduling that 30-minute call to share your homework with me by CLICKING HERE! And, if your goal is to START a Business, CLICK HERE to start my online course "How to Launch a Business in 90-Days" for only $99! Cheers! Sandi
6/14/20219 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast #271: What's Your Answer?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening, sharing the podcast with others and connecting with me on social media. And most importantly, investing in YOU! Are you HAPPY? Well, then you didn’t listen to last Monday’s podcast! Go do it now! We all deserve to be happy with what we do for a living or, if it’s a means to fund your PASSION, then what about your side-gig, hobby or favorite past-time makes you HAPPY? What SKILLS are you using? As we enter June, yes, I’m on my soap box, I want you to DIG DEEPER so you can PLAY BIGGER the rest of the year! No matter if you were slow, shut down or busier than hell last year, we can all LEVEL-UP! You ready to play? Yes, I missed the mark to make you all do a 30-day challenge, but really, we should do that EVERY month, right? So what are you doing to best utilize your skills, knowledge, expertise to be happy every day? How can being happy help you LEVEL-UP? You know how you feel when you’re happy and you know how that affects your energy and motivation level, which in-turn affects your productivity. Yes, I am always asking what you want to achieve and once you answer that, the next question is... WHY? Followed by: Who do you want to become by achieving that?  I'm currently listening to Atomic Habits by James Clear. Ironic as his science behind habits is what I've talked about, and worked with my clients on for over 10 years. Well, I actually grew up driving my dad nuts by asking "why"? And I'll continue asking that because it will help you determine WHO you want to become. It will help you really dig deeper into why you even have something as a goal. In today's podcast, I talk about how people can sometimes be too aggressive and then quit! I had a new client last year that wouldn't listen to me and did just that... gave up and quit me. Truth hurts. And my job is many times telling you, and suggesting you do things you don't like or want to listen to.  So I'll ask again... WHY do you want to achieve what you have listed? What will it do for you? Who will you become? We need goals to be challenging but not so overwhelming you quit. Remember there is NO quick fix, aka Magic Pill! My 3rd book [available on my website and Amazon] is all about that and is titled just that, “The Magic Pill”. There are no quick fixes and easy ways around the “shit”. There are SMARTER ways for sure, and THAT is where things will find that things seem easier. In today's podcast, I also ask you to take a look at your habits. Which ones are positive ones and which ones are negative or moving you toward or away from your goals is HUGE! And, it all starts by asking yourself "WHY?" I look forward to hearing from you, and, if you can't figure it out figure out WHY or HOW or this podcast is just sending you into a spin, click here to email me NOW! Let me help you figure things out and LEVEL-UP! Cheers! Sandi 
6/7/202111 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast #270: How STRONG are yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, listening and connecting with me on social media! Happy Memorial Day. That is a very weird thing to say isn’t it? “Happy” when you’re honoring those who aren’t with us any longer. Not to start off on a weird, somber note, but well, it is Memorial Day here in America, so please take a moment to HONOR those who gave so we can have. Last Monday's podcast was about [RE]focusing on you and your priorities. How have you been doing with putting you and your PRIORITIES first? In today's podcast I share more about how my clients has been doing and by his refocusing on him, how it's helped his team! SO EXCITING to see my coaching working! Last Monday’s podcast was about digging deeper, stop doing shit that isn’t helping you grow and learning to SLOW down to SPEED up! So many things. But hey we’re 5 months into the new year, and with hopefully a mask-free breath of fresh air, we can all do a little more than we thought so we can LEVEL-UP! What did you do to dig a little deeper than normal? Today I share how I DUG DEEPER, as well as a client. And why and how she’s EXCITED to get out of bed! Speaking of being excited to get up in the morning. Yes, PASSION and not that kind! The passion to get out of bed ready to kick ass! Listen in today as I discuss a conversation I had recently with someone about how he’s not excited right now to get up and do what he does for a living. Remember a few podcasts ago, I talked about what keeps you up and night should get you out of bed in the morning? We all want to be HAPPY with what we do. In life and at work. Part of that is by doing what we're GOOD at, using our SKILLS. But we all don't have that luxury. Or do we? We may just not be tapping into it properly! Are you? If not, CLICK HERE to schedule your FREE 30-minute session NOW, or DIG DEEPER and let's do a full strategy session about why you aren't ready to JUMP out of BED and KICKASS! Have a great week of being HAPPY, Doing what you're good at and KICKING ASS! Cheers! Sandi  
5/31/202110 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #269: Get The Shovel Ready!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and connecting with me on social media, but most importantly, for taking the time to invest in YOU! In last week's podcast, I talked about focusing on YOU. Self-care, as well as just focusing on, and taking care of YOUR priorities in your business or job. So... how'd you do?! It’s so easy to push yourself and YOUR priorities down the list. I’ve done it as well! Listen in to today's podcast as I share how my client did that I talked about in last Monday’s podcast once he focused on HIS priorities, even just for that one week, and how by him “slowing down to speed up”, it helped the whole office! Today I also share about how I sometimes need to slow down, and how I've screwed some shit up!  SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP! What an anomaly! But it really does work! Yes, it’s so hard to keep yourself in-check sometimes with so many things going on, so many balls in the air, and so many people tugging at your sleeve for your attention. Listen in today, as I want to help you stop doing shit that doesn't serve you, stop playing small, and get focused so you can LEVEL-UP! I want you to finish this month STRONG! Do you? To do that, I need you to DIG DEEP this week. DIG DEEP! How do you do that? Well follow me on social media: Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn, as I'll share articles, tips, and ways to STOP doing dumb shit so you can focus on DIGGING DEEPER! Have a great week and get that shovel ready! Cheers! Sandi
5/24/20218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast #268: What's Next? YOU!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  Don't forget to check out the DIY resources on my website, and also connect with me on social media for continued challenges, tips and articles! So, tell me, how have you been? Did you experience that “Spring Cleaning Feeling” I talked about in last Monday’s podcast? I had a full WEEK of that feeling with my new screaming-fast laptop. Even though it’s a refurbished, it’s eight years newer, more memory and just... WOW! It’s definitely helping me feel more productive and efficient as I’m not having to wait for programs to open, the computer to “think” and it’s most definitely not stressing me out! I’m able to do so much more research for articles, tips and ideas and just faster! That Spring Cleaning feeling will help you LEVEL UP! How? The energy will help you stay focused, which increases your productivity. You’ll see your progress and that is what gets you excited, and then that circle of amazingness helps you stay MOTIVATED! Or well, it should! Listen in TODAY as I share a few examples I heard from listeners on how they achieved that "Spring Cleaning Feeling" It was great hearing from you and how the podcast resonated with you and helped you capture that feeling! And well, when you realize by FIXING the shit that’s broken, you CAN and WILL be PRODUCTIVE as F@CK! It’s such a huge mindset shift. As all the quotes and posts were about last week, “Be Intentional”, “Time is non-refundable”, “Your Future is Created by what YOU do TODAY!” So what now? Yea, I always ask that or What’s Next? Now that things are getting fixed, what’s next on the list? Listen in to today's podcast as I share a story from a client session last week. How he's been so busy he's not focused on himself or "What's Next", and in-turn has been making mistakes. Then make sure to check my social media as this week will be about what YOU are doing for you, personally and professionally! Have a productive and efficient week! Cheers! Sandi
5/17/20219 minutes, 16 seconds
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Podcast #267: How Does It Make YOU Feel?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, listening and sharing my podcast with others and for connecting with me on social media! It’s only May 10th and I feel like it’s been a MONTH! It’s been full of distractions, progress and FIXING things that have been a long-time distraction! And man it feels good when you sort of clean things up doesn’t it? Like spring cleaning your home! Think about that first beautiful day in Spring when you open the windows and let the fresh breeze blow in and you do a deep clean, perhaps even move things around, and yes, start that list of “home improvements”! Got that feeling yet? Feels good doesn't it? In last Monday's podcast, I talked about how it's OK to just have a great week, nothing crazy happening, no distractions. But, that also comes from handling things, fixing broken shit and getting rid of what doesn't serve you! It's ok to take a breath. It's that same feeling. Because you were able to FOCUS. Remove DISTRACTIONS by FIXING things. Listen in to today's podcast as I share how I am preaching what I’m practicing because I finally practiced what I preached last week!  And, it was like that Spring Cleaning feeling! Ahhhh…. Fixing distractions. Creating efficiency and PRODUCTIVITY! It feels SO GOOD! Like that Spring Cleaning feeling! PRODUCTIVITY! It’s an amazing feeling, yet it escapes so many of us! It’s time to LEVEL-UP people! Are you ready? Well, do you at least want to? I can help you get there, you just have to be ready. So... are you?
5/10/202110 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #266:

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  - click here to check out my website – and connect with me on social media! [Links at bottom] Some Mondays are harder than others when it comes to figuring out something to talk about on this podcast! Especially with FOCUS being the topic of conversation for the last month or so, just sometimes nothing jumps out at me or sticks with me. And, honestly having a week where no major shit goes sideways, it’s really just work and fun, so having things being uneventful is really OK! Listen today as I talk about having a chaos-free week can be scary, like “did I miss something?" and waiting for the “other shoe to drop?”  THAT'S OK! Enjoy it as NOW… it’s TIME TO TAKE A BREATH! After last Monday’s podcast where I talked – and asked – about what has – in your world - has felt like is out of control or is out of YOUR control, having a week of just being, doing, living, is nice isn’t it? Today, as I talk about how by fixing the things on your list [usually it's the shit that's NOT getting done] will give you the time to focus on what you want to DO vs have to FIX. I just spoke with someone last week who was telling me he had a list of things he wasn’t “finding the time to work on”. So, I sent him a worksheet to list those items, prioritize and think through the WHY. Many things can steal your time, but so looking at what's going on and the WHY is so important. As I mentioned, I hired a Virtual Assistant and OH did I have a long list I had been creating of shit falling off my plate that I was able to give her! And now, I can refocus on what I want to DO vs things that aren’t a good use of my time or have to “fix”! Again, listen in as we kick off a new Month [yep, it’s May already!] and let's make a push to help you make amazing things happen before you wake up and say "Oh shit the year's half-over!" Don't let the shit that’s out of your control, make you feel out of control. Ok? Have a great week! Let's FIX some shit vs. avoiding it, so you can FOCUS on what you want to DO! Cheers! Sandi Facebook   •  Instagram • LinkedIN • Youtube 
5/3/20219 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast #265: The Power Is In the Control

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening to today's podcast and connecting with me on social media to follow along with the challenges, articles and questions I share to help you DIG DEEPER!  FOCUS has been the topic of the last few podcasts. Focus is what will help you LEVEL-UP, play BIGGER and achieve your goals and dreams. Hell, many times it can help you just get  through the day! In last Monday's podcast, I was specific in discussing environment and the distractions that keep us from focusing. Last week I had my own set of distractions and unfortunately there wasn’t much I could do about it, well... maybe a little bit! What was the DISTRACTION? You'll have to listen in to hear about it and how it sent me down another rabbit hole! But, how I controlled my FOCUS on Friday to help me get one HUGE thing off my to-do list, luckily before my day was stolen from me! Many people have unavoidable distractions like what happened to me, or worse. But most of the time, the distractions are shit we CAN control! Like social media for fun or boredom, or to AVOID! And there are the non-business phone calls, texts or emails and most importantly our reactions to shit. We have to catch ourselves and reel ourselves in and also NOT buy-in to someone else’s shit. Running a business, managing a department, and just living life requires FOCUS. And, although today's podcast is still about FOCUS and distractions, it's more about your reaction to distraction. Being mindful of what we allow to distract us, what we DO ourselves and the shit we can’t control, and HOW we react to it. Listen in and contact me to set up an appointment to help YOU regain FOCUS and learn how to LEVEL-UP! Cheers! Sandi
4/26/20210
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Podcast #264: We Can Manage Them!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  Please check out my website – www.BadassBusiness.Coach and connect with me on social media for daily challenges, asks, and articles! Spring is such a bi-polar time of the year, isn’t it? No matter where you live the weather goes back and forth from warm to chilly, then hot to cold. One day there are gray, dreary skies then back to gorgeous, and even rain and snow. It’s a constant reminder of what we are NOT in control of, and yes it can even distract us from what we need to be focusing on.  We all know last year the FOCUS button was broken for damn near all of us! That’s why this year I really want to help YOU – and me – get and STAY focused! And, as I discussed in last Monday’s podcast, getting to the next level is going to require FOCUS! And at the end of the podcast, I gave you FIVE steps to help you get FOCUSED! If you haven’t listened to last week’s podcast, click here to go do that now! FOCUS! There have been many days where I’ve yelled at myself to focus! Listen in as I share what distracted me last week and how I was able to get a few things off my plate to my amazingly badass virtual assistant Michele! How did you do? Did you make your list? How did it help you?  I talked about distractions in your environment in Podcast #126. The people and things that make up your world, and the distractions that come with it... especially after last year! Learning to recognize what's distracting us and more importantly when WE cause the distraction is huge! Then learning to manage our reaction to shit we can’t do shit about! Listen in to hear what I want you to do this week to help you identify and eliminate distractions... and understand what you can and can't do anything about! Cheers! Sandi
4/19/202111 minutes, 11 seconds
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Podcast #263: STOP Doing EVERYTHING!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  Please check out my website: www.Badassbusiness.Coach and connect with me on social media to continue getting coaching tips, challenges and articles! What a whirlwind of a year so far, at least for me! It seems like many times the beginning of the year goes by fast as we’re recouping from the Holidays, or whatever 2020 was, as well as getting our goals set up (although I recommend doing that BEFORE the end of the year, I realize it doesn’t always happen!), and just getting motivated! So, hopefully you’re settled into the new year. It doesn’t matter if things are fully opened, or starting to, it’s the second quarter, it’s really now or never! If you don’t get your ass in gear now, you’ll wake up in June, or perhaps even October and wonder what happened to 2021! In last week’s podcast, I talked about EXPLORING! Exploring other options, new ways to do things and just taking a step back to look at your business or career, and your life in general and see what’s missing. EXPLORE. What did you find? Listen into today's podcast as I share what I heard from some listeners and I share what I discovered and what I'm doing about it! And, what will it take to LEVEL-UP? FOCUS. Doing all of this, getting MYSELF to the next level so I can do more for YOU will require more FOCUS. It's what it will take for any of us to LEVEL-UP! You can’t do more or achieve more by being scattered. And, it happens to all of us… obviously I tell on myself in today's podcast!  AGAIN, listen in, because at the end I give you FIVE steps on how to get your shit together so you can get [re]FOCUSED!  And if you can't figure it out, email me NOW to help you! [email protected] Have a great week full of FOCUS! Cheers! Sandi
4/12/202111 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast #262: They're Out There!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here and make sure to connect with me on social media! With things being more open now, it’s easier to EXPLORE! It’s fun to get out of the normal routine and area and explore sometimes. Yes, for some that’s stepping out of your comfort zone and for others who love to explore, it’s been tough during the stupid panDAMNIT. Many of us, personally and/or professionally have had to cut back, take chances, come up with creative ways to attract customers, bring them back and EXPLORE new ways to survive. The options are truly endless if you look for them! And, options create more opportunity. Last week’s podcast guest, business attorney Karen Young, shared her 3 Tips on How a Business Attorney should SAVE you money! Especially right now, as we’re trying to figure out how to cut back, save money, and do things differently, it’s easy to say, “Oh I will just do that myself”, and you really shouldn’t! The main things is to NOT lose all your hard work and effort by trying to DIY some things! Remember in podcast #260 I assigned homework for you to do to help you determine what’s on your to-do list that is NOT a good use of your time. Listen in today as I talk about what I've explored and created because of it. What about you? Again, listen in today, because this week... I'm sending you on an adventure! Cheers! Sandi
4/5/202111 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast #261: Yes, they CAN!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and for investing in YOU!  Don't forget to check out my website www.BadassBusiness.Coach and connect with me on social media! This first quarter is about LEVELING-UP! And with all that I’ve discussed in the last few weeks' podcasts with helping you check progress, really getting invested in your goals by envisioning results, and realizing there is no MAGIC PILL other than putting in the WORK, many times I preach to my clients to NOT do the work! Last year my podcast guests talked about mindset, marketing tips and not giving bullshit excuses when shit goes sideways! Sort of survival tips in a sense. This year, I will have guests that help you SAVE time, money and GROW! Listen in today as I’m excited to have my first guest of 2021, attorney Karen Young!  OR this week you can also... WATCH THE VIDEO ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL! As we finish out the 1st quarter, and I’ve been preaching about LEVELING UP, I wanted to bring an expert on to discuss with you how to make sure you continue to grow properly and don’t throw your hard work out the door by DIY-ing certain things with your business! Yes, I have DIY coaching programs (click here to sign up $39/month), but there are just some things that I will always PAY for! Like I said last week, determining what is a good use of your time, and what's not.  Yes, DO IT or PAY for it, and also making sure you're not going to pay MORE by trying to do it yourself when you should hire a professional.  So, this week, I interview Karen Young, an attorney with Gutwein Law. She works with businesses of all sizes... including Startups – SO LISTEN IN or WATCH! I know I know... Attorney's get a bad wrap of "starting the pay clock" as soon as they answer the phone, but in the end, it's always worth it! Listen in or WATCH as Karen shares her 3 Tips on How a Business Attorney should SAVE you money! Any questions you have for Karen, email her directly at [email protected] Have a great week of productivity! Cheers! Sandi
3/29/202120 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast #260: Your Growth Depends on It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here!  - click here to check out my website – and then connect with me on social media (Links on website!! The first quarter is coming to a close, so we’ve got to do some deeper digging to finish strong! Last week’s podcast was about Work. Work. WORK! A 4-letter word. I asked what have you been putting off doing, that you know needs to be done because it’s going to suck, going to be hard, or you may have to ask for help? I heard from quite a few people, with TAXES being the main thing for many people. Others shared with me: social media posts, website updates, tracking calories, and the infamous getting help to stop smoking. And, even hiring a new staff person. In last week's podcast, I also briefly touched on Chapter 5 in my book "The Magic Pill" titled “This or That”. In this chapter, I talk about the fact that you have two choices: Do it, OR Pay for it! But you have to dig deeper than that. In today's podcast, I talk about how to determine "what is it a good use of YOUR time.” Not everyone has the funds to pay for it, so you’ve gotta do it… for now. And then that's what we focus on in our coaching sessions. I’ve had a client for over five years, and one of the things she always complained about was “not having enough time to get everything done”. Listen in as I share the homework assignment I gave her... and have given many others, and maybe YOU! And, listen in, as I tell you how to do this activity to help you learn what is, and is not, a good use of your time... and how to move forward to focus on what WILL help you grow! This homework assignment was eye opening for her, and for anyone who has done it. So, if you've heard yourself say “I don’t have enough time to get it all done", or "I need MORE of me", you need to listen in and then DO THIS!   So again, listen in so you can learn how to be more productive by mastering YOUR time!
3/22/202111 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast #259: This Week's 4-Letter Word is...

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and connecting with me on social media! Don't forget to message me and let me know that you're a listener so I will follow you back! This first quarter is about LEVELING-UP! Checking progress, identifying resistance, limiting beliefs, what you LOVE to do, and envisioning results, and then stepping out of your comfort zone to take chances. I talk about this in the last few week's podcast and how you do that! What have you realized? I heard from some people about taking chances and it can be scary sometimes. And fear is the reason why many people don’t take them.  Listen in this week as I talk about my third book, “The Magic Pill”, and how many people search for the “quick fix”, the easy way, the short cut, but how often does that work out? And, trust me, there are times when I want shit done faster AND easier! Chapter five is titled “This or That”. It's about making choices, and along with that comes what? TAKING CHANCES!!! This week I talk about choices I give my clients and the resistance I get from many of them about "doing the WORK"! My "JOB" is to help them create a plan and encourage them to keep their eyes on the prize… and hold them accountable. No matter what the goal is – personal or professional, health-related or sales-focused, envisioning the result will help you keep your eyes on the prize.  You can find better ways, more efficient or effective ways to do a lot of stuff these days, but you still have to DO THE DAMN WORK! Think about it, athletes have coaches, but does the Coach DO the work? HELL NO! So, if you’re having some resistance, let’s figure out why! We all have shit we don’t want to do, but to get anywhere in life – and it doesn’t matter what you do, or if you own your own business, or work for the man… the WORK has to get done. When you love what you do, the work doesn’t suck so much. Work. Work. WORK! A 4-letter word. Listen in today as I ask you once again to take a look at what your OVERALL goal is, and how to break it down. And then watch my social media posts for continued challenges, asks and articles.  No matter what your goal is, whether you own a business, or work for someone else, there is WORK to be done, shit you’re probably avoiding and a coach like me just waiting with baited breath to help someone like you to find your badassness, achieve amazing things – or put a foot in your ass to get you going! Look at your goals and let’s start getting the work DONE... NOW! And, if think washing your hair, meal prepping or laundry are GOALS... please click here to contact me! We clearly need a discussion on the difference between goals and tasks! Cheers! Sandi
3/15/20219 minutes, 56 seconds
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Podcast #258: Take Them or Regret It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, for listening and connecting with me on social media! Don't forget to message me and let me know that you're a listener so I will follow you back! Did you download your GOAL worksheet from my website or create your own? If not, get on it (click on the purple link), because your goals won’t achieve themselves! So, if your goals and action steps and plan aren’t written down, you have got to do it NOW. And yes, that’s what I help people do as well if they can’t figure out how to do that! As I also mentioned in last week’s podcast, it’s time to LEVEL UP! The first quarter is all about getting our shit together and creating momentum to kickass the rest of the year! How do you LEVEL UP? Well, by stepping out of that comfy-fuzzy-slippered world and taking CHANCES! So, if you’re ever going to get your ass in gear… NOW is the time! And, trust me, talking about this helps me keep on top of my game as well! Listen in this week as I talk about my 90-day personal AND professional goals, and how I did with my 30 and 60-day goals as well. And youuuuuu? What’s your 90-day goal? What did you say you wanted to achieve by the end of March? If shit went sideways on your 30 & 60 day goals, you’ve gotta pay attention to those as well.  It’s been tough with the move and the shutdown has kept me from meeting people to help my business expand. And, just in general meet people to EMPOWER! Again, what about you? If your's weren’t 100% achieved, modify the plan but NOT the goal! And now, it's time to TAKE CHANCES. Listen in as I share what chances I have taken over the last year... with the biggest one being MOVING from Indiana to California. Leaving my network, my tribe, my "comfort zone" to live by my word... EXPAND! When you’re focused on your goals, little things come up to help that you hadn’t thought about, and, well, you have to take CHANCES! What is it you want? Remember, last week's podcast was about identifying the RESULTS you want to help you get invested in your goals and plan.  And, the only way you'll be able to LEVEL-UP is by... TAKING CHANCES! Some things I took chance on over the years, haven't worked out, but had I not taken a chance, I wouldn't have learned. And, I'd only REGRET not trying. So, make your decision... I know I'd rather try than REGRET it! Have a regret-free week full of CHANCES! Cheers! Sandi
3/8/202111 minutes, 11 seconds
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Podcast #257: Envision Them FIRST!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here, listening and investing in YOU! It’s time to welcome the month of MARCH! And time to get a move on! What’s your goal for the month? And WOMEN don’t say “feed my kids and wash my hair”! Those are not FRIGGN GOALS! Unless for some reason those are straight up challenges for you… then there are probably some underlying major issues there and I have a therapist I can recommend to you. March. It’s month three of the first quarter, so time to kick things up a notch! Especially for those of you who tend to not get going until now. Well, it’s time to WAKEY WAKEY and get going! Men and women… let’s LEVEL UP! Mercury Retrograde is over, so NO MORE EXCUSES about the weird shit there either! Do you have your GOAL worksheet? If not, click here to download now from my website! Listen in as this week I talk you through checking your progress on your 30 and 60 day short-term goals. Remembering that last week's podcast I asked you to do this as well, but to look at what you're AVOIDING and if there's RESISTANCE showing up for you. If you did not achieve them – what happened? What got in the way?  And, if you did, how can you LEVEL-UP? Your goals don't always have to be SUPER hard, but they should help you learn something!  Even if you did NOT achieve your 30 and 60-day short-term goals, it’s time to look at what you your 90-day goal is and what you WILL do this month to make it happen.    So, this month you need to really DIG DEEPER as these short-term goals help you create the progress to achieve your bigger goals for the year. And yes, then let’s discuss the RESULT. The “WHY” behind achieving the goal. For example, if your GOAL is to start a business… why? What RESULT do you want to come from it? Perhaps more freedom or flexibility. Higher income potential. Or – something I do NOT recommend comes out of your mouth… “Oh I think it will be fun”! YES! IT BETTER BE FUN! But that shouldn’t be WHY you want to start a business! LISTEN IN! This week I share examples of goals with and without the "WHY" to help you hear and understand the difference! There truly is a difference between doing something just to do it, and having a purpose by identifying the results you desire. Have a great week - and go DOWNLOAD my worksheet if you haven't year!
3/1/202111 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #256: Resistance is Futile

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts and connecting with me on social media. Yes, we’re two months into 2021, two-thirds of the way through the first quarter. What have you been working on? What have you accomplished? What haven’t you made progress on? What’s getting in the way – which means… what are you ALLOWING? AVOIDING? Or more like RESISTING? WHY? In the last few podcasts, I have talked about avoiding, as well as have been about doing what you LOVE and having FUN! And if that’s the case, then you should be at least making progress, and most definitely shouldn’t be avoiding or resisting things… right? Well, not always! It’s been interesting as I’ve had some conversations with clients recently – both male and female about all of this and why they were having challenges committing to some things they “said” they were going to do. Interestingly enough, both told me stories from their childhood that has stuck with them that now is attached to certain words, and those words are what they need to do to help them. What words do you ask? You'll have to listen in to find out! Plus, I talk about what one client remembered she has done in the past, and what we are working on the help them eliminate the resistance so they can move forward! If you're not making progress, and resisting something, you need to dig deeper into identifying WHY. Because if you aren't willing to understand why and overcome things, you're holding yourself back from REALIZING your BADASSNESS! And my whole existence is to help YOU realize your BADASSNESS, so you can Do more. BE More. So you can ACHIEVE MORE! Have a great week, and please contact me NOW if you don't understand why you haven't made progress, or don't know how to overcome the resistance you have towards something! Cheers! Sandi
2/22/202112 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast #255: How Much Are You Having?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts and connecting with me on social media. We are just flying through February, aren’t we? Time flies when we’re having FUN, and I know I’m having fun, what about you? I hope you are, and, if not you must click here to email me right away to discuss why not! Not every day will be fun and games, but you should be at least enjoying things for the most part. Last week’s podcast was about LOVE! Identifying what you love about what you do or something in your life, and what you don’t as that’s what needs to change. What did you come up with? The goal is to do what you love! There’s the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”, yeah I tend to call BULLSHIT! Ha-ha. It’s STILL work! Shit still goes sideways and some days are hard or suck the life right out of ya. Focusing on things you love to do will help you attract more of the same, but it will also help you enjoy things more and get you through those “not-so-fun” days, moments, decisions and tough conversations. The saying I used earlier, "Time flies when you’re having fun", kind of sucks doesn’t it? It should slow down so we can enjoy the fun times even more – don’t you agree?!  Listen in this week as I talk more about that and get you thinking about how, with people being Zoom’d out, we have to embrace the way things are, and find the FUN in virtual events!  Remember, I put the FUN in FUNtivities! And, change is only painful if you resist it! So, why not step INTO it and see what new, amazingly badass shit you can discover and accomplish? We all have to recalibrate the way we think about virtual. Listen in as I talk about how, after a very full week of Zoom calls, meetings, etc, I was exhausted and energized. And, how I recalibrated my thinking about virtual. Have a FUN week! I look forward to hearing from you! And, as always, if you are NOT having fun, or can't figure out how to answer my challenge, schedule a session with me now! It will help! Cheers! Sandi
2/15/202110 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast #254: Do You Really?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts and connecting with me on social media. What if you had never come across this podcast, or what if I had never started this podcast? Who knows, right? The WHAT-IF’s, I talked about in last week's podcast are bigger than that. They're the ones that have kept you from taking chances, risks and making shit happen. Last week I shared stories about clients who had NOT avoided, who didn't ask WHAT IF, and made exciting things happen! And, I asked you to make your list of your WHAT IFs. Did you download the worksheet from my website? If not, CLICK HERE and get on it! This year CAN be a great year for you as well IF you put the effort into it. As we really dig into this new year, you really need to take advantage of what you've done and where you are NOW and begin. Yes, that’s LEVERAGE! Listen in this week, as I talk about how February – with having Valentine’s Day – is the “month of love”! And, although LOVE isn't what you would normally hear a Business Coach talk about, it is very important to your SUCCESS! This week I share stories from people I spoke with about making changes because of the LACK-OF love. They don't LOVE what they do, or where they live, and even where they are personally. We all need something to look forward to, and that make us smile, so you get RID of the “what ifs”, and day dream about what CAN BE and IS! So, if you’re tired of living in the WHAT IF world, tired of AVOIDING, and are ready to GET TO that next level, and realize your BADASSNESS, then LISTEN IN NOW, take action, and remember that I am here to help you! So schedule a damn session... now!  Have a great week filled with stuff you truly LOVE! Cheers! Sandi
2/8/202111 minutes, 23 seconds
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Podcast #253: What are Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts and connecting with me on social media. One month down already! Welcome to February. And, if you’re like many others out there, you may just now be getting around to setting goals or really digging in and getting started. Some of you may even have seasonal depression. I just found out a friend of mine has it and, she went through my Finish the Year Strong-er online course and she said it really helped her!  She CONFRONTED what she typical avoids: Setting goals, finishing the year, doing much of anything, and she did NOT allow the seasonal depression didn’t suck her in as much as normal. She had focus and saw her progress, which kept her MOTIVATED, and wanting MORE! What about you? How have you started the year, and as I discussed in last week’s podcast, what have you AVOIDED doing, trying, saying? Maybe it’s something as simple as avoiding a workout class because you think you'll suck at it? Or perhaps you’ve avoided making a suggestion at work because you're not sure how to discuss it with the boss? In this week's podcast, I share how one of my clients did NOT avoid making a suggestion to the owner, and how it's working great and increased productivity and client experience. Again, are you avoiding starting a business because you don’t know how, or don’t think you have the money or just don’t know where to start, and think a Coach – like me – will be too expensive? Maybe you’re afraid to fail. Yep. What if, what if, what if? Yeah… WHAT IF? Listen in this week as I talk about the WHAT IF issue that many of us have. What-if's can cloud our minds with negative thoughts and keep us from taking that step. And, What-if's can also help you TAKE that step and create unlimited possibilities. Listen in and then share with me! Download your FREE What-If Worksheet from my website www.BadassBusiness.Coach Have great week filled with WHAT-IF's. The kind that get you excited and feel amazingly BADASS! Cheers! Sandi
2/1/202112 minutes, 19 seconds
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Podcast #252: Are you Ready?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts and connecting with me on social media. It was quite the start to 2021, and as much as things at times still feel uncertain and unsettling, I also feel the optimism and see the determination from clients, and friends to get things going and kick ass this year. I know I’m ready to get to that next level. Whether you kicked-ass or feel like last year sucked-ass, there’s always that NEXT LEVEL to get to. You just have to be ready and WANT it! And, we all know what we need to get there. Yep… LEVERAGE! In last week’s podcast I talked about LEVERAGE. The fact that there’s only ONE you. We all have something uniquely different. And we call that LEVERAGE! Using your special talents and skill set to propel you forward. To lift that giant-ass boulder of anxiety out of your way so you can succeed. As I discussed last week, we all have that little bit of a light in us somewhere and we need to get it burning bright to give us the energy we need, or it will burn us from the inside and that’s not indigestion! In this week's podcast I talk more about how by NOT confronting what you are avoiding, you keep yourself from achieving your goals. Yes, the rollercoaster ride of 2020 has turned into a teeter totter. Much like my story last week about horseback riding and my horse, Dusty avoiding the mud. We all avoid shit we don’t want to deal with.  WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN AVOIDING? In this week's podcast, I share stories of my own and clients who had been avoiding doing, trying and saying and how it had been holding them back. Yes, I tried  and DID some things and fell flat on my face, and other times I had amazing success!  Yes, sometimes conflict can arise, but also RELIEF and SUCCESS can happen.  What will you choose this year? HOW can you CONFRONT what you know "NEEDS TO CHANGE"? Email me or post in the comments, what you've been avoiding! Go to my website and click on the pop-up window to get your free worksheet to help you identify what you're avoiding and help you trust enough to take that step! Have a great week as it's time to take that step and see the world differently! Cheers! Sandi
1/25/202116 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #251: What Do You Have?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media and for sharing your Word of the Year! If you are, or recently have connected with me on social media, and I have not accepted, please make sure you identify yourself as a listener!  In last week’s podcast, I preached about how everyone’s pace had changed last year, and for some it’s still changed, and will be forever. So, how are you handling it? I talked about – and challenged you – to decide if you need to change it again, and if so… how? Or will you lean into it and accept it? Change is only painful if you resist. And trust me, I’ve resisted it a lot many times over the years! Last week I shared how I was resisting the pace on my horseback ride, then I leaned in as I understood what was going on. And from that moment of “leaning-in”, I learned a lot and shared my lessons in my third book, The Magic Pill. My horse, Dusty reminded me of – well, ME, and I’d say every one of my clients at some point in their life, and probably all of you. Dusty didn’t want to walk through the mud. The rest of the horses were, but why wasn’t he? Well, he didn’t like mud, muck and nasty shit, and honestly neither do I! He, much like you, was looking around, trying to find a short-cut or a way around the “muck”. Also, in last week’s podcast and in the social media posts were about looking at what goals are "carry-over” goals, and also not just understanding WHY, but realizing what you need to do differently. So, if you’re like me and have more than one carry-over goal, it’s really about seeing where you are, and WHAT you have that can help get you “there” – to that defining moment where you achieve your goal. This is what I call... LEVERAGE. [It’s also the title of my forthcoming 4th book] We all have some sort of energy or fire burning inside us – no matter if you think it's been snuffed out, or dim as hell from years of failure, judgement or fear. It's what keeps us wanting to do more, or achieve something, or get MORE than we have. We all have something we can use to help us propel forward. Listen in this week as I talk extensively about leverage and how you can use it to achieve your goals. Don’t forget, contact me to get started on your year! It’s a new year are you ready to invest in you? Email me, or click here to sign up NOW! Let’s do the 6 weeks to success pricing $200.21 ends Jan 31st Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
1/18/202112 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast #250: How Has Yours Changed?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media – and for all of you who downloaded the Word of the Year worksheet! It got so many hits, it deactivated! It’s only up for set amount of views, so obviously that goal was hit and for that... THANK YOU! I look forward to hearing from you what your WOTY [Word of the Year] is!   Last week was the first FULL week of January and obviously the new year, so my focus was on: GOALS. RESOLUTIONS. INTENTIONS. I discussed the differences, yet how important they all are to achieving your success. The success YOU desire. And if you listened in, you heard one of the goals I did NOT achieve, and have NOT given up on, no matter how the odds are stacked against me! That goal is running another ½ marathon. Well, I found one to sign up for, and it’s Sept 11! I’ll start my training and see what happens with my knee and that will decide when – or if – I have to get the surgery. Regardless, I wanted to share that with you as I’m super excited, and well, you can connect with me to see my progress, or ask me about it!  And now, it's YOUR turn! What did you carry over? WHY? How will you achieve those goals this year? What will you do MORE of, or do differently? Last week, I asked you to share your WOTY, so if you haven’t, please do that NOW – [email protected]. And, I also asked you to share a few other things - you have to LISTEN IN to do that, because, really... why else are you here? In this week's podcast, I talk about something I saw Elon Musk say about taking action on a BIG goal, and yes, failure, but you'll be so much further ahead than others, by taking action NOW. And how many times I feel like I “missed the boat”, or “I’m 10 years behind”. There are a million coaches out there, but ONLY ONE ME. There’s a million of everyone of what you do out there, but ONLY ONE YOU! In this week's podcast I talk about how last year, the pace changed for everyone. Some people were, and are busier than hell, and others are desperately seeking "busy". And, now this year, how will that "change of pace" affect your goals, intentions, resolutions, and yes, your Word of the Year? I also share an excerpt and a story from two of my books (click link to check them out on Amazon!). I talk about how "change" is inevitable, and when I experienced a change of pace, what I did to lean into it, vs. running from it. The pace has changed. What are you going to do about it? Don’t forget, contact me to get started on your year! It’s a new year are you ready to invest in you? CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW! Let’s do the 6 weeks to success pricing $200.21 ends Jan 31st. LISTEN IN NOW and have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
1/11/202110 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #249: Are Yours Set?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media! And, for those of you who share my podcast, that’s KICKASS as without you doing that, I probably wouldn’t have as many listeners as I do. And yes, Happy New Year! Did we wake up and all the VID was gone? Yeah, no, still here isn’t it! So, I guess we’ll just have to carry on with a new year, new goals and a new level of hope, faith, positivity, or whatever it is you have! TODAY my START THE YEAR STRONG online course kicks off. If you want to get in on it, you still can! $20.21. Click here to sign up NOW! Although the worksheets get assigned to you, and you set your monthly and weekly goals, there’s not set meeting time, so you are not too late to get started. But do it NOW, as It is to help you gain momentum and make progress on your goals. YOU HAVE YOUR 2021 GOALS SET... DON’T YOU? I mean, many times I set them earlier in the 4th Quarter, however, with the “name that we shall never speak of again”, was still in full force, so I delayed mine, and most of my clients until now. But, there are lots of ways to KICK-START the new year, including you being here listening so thank you for that! And, the rest is by setting:  GOALS. RESOLUTIONS. INTENTIONS. These three things are so important to getting to that next level! They are very different, and people get them confused a lot. Listen in as I share official definitions! In last week's podcast, I asked you to go to my website and download the worksheet to help you figure out what your word of the year is. Did you do that? SO MUCH TO DO! If you haven't, go now - BadassBusiness.coach - and, listen in as I share why having a Word of the year is so important and how it has helped me in the past, how to use your WORD when shit goes sideways! In this week's podcast, I share what GOALS I did achieve - I didn't realize until recording this how BIG my goals truly were! I also share what BIG goals I did not, and why. Yes, 2020 may be the first year I give "passes" on unachieved goals. Not just because I didn't achieve mine, I have some goals I've had on my sheet for years... but we all know what 2020 did to so many people and their goals.  While some people could have easily thrown their goal sheet in the trash, others were achieving theirs without issue.  It's a NEW YEAR. What needs to be carried over... and why? What NEW goals do you want to achieve?  So. Many. Things. But, this is how you can stop looking back, wishing shit was "like the good 'ol days" and lean into the new change of pace with intention, and yes make the strongest RESOLUTION you've ever made. Listen in... NOW! Have a KICKASS first week of 2021! And, as always, please contact me to help you START STRONG! Cheers! Sandi
1/4/202117 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast #248: Don't Let It Interfere!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media. We’re here! The last week of 2020! Week 52 of the year and week 248 of these podcasts. In last week’s podcast I asked, “What have YOU done consistently for that long besides breath?” I heard from quite a few of you, and even had some listeners share on their social media and asked their followers, so thank you for that! One of the answers I heard was “stay motivated by listening-to podcasts and reading motivational posts – like yours! Uh... Yay! I share others' responses in the podcast. And now, it’s time to look at those RESULTS! It’s what continues to keep us motivated and making progress! So, what’s happened because of doing something consistently? For me with my podcasts, I’ve achieved a goal of expanding my network, connections and building a global community for women named The TABOO! Tribe! What about you? CONSISTENCY = RESULTS. But, you have to be motivated by something to continue. So, is it the RESULT that keeps you going?  This week I get a little philosophical on your asses! I share what I've heard people focusing on. And, well, it's going to limit you – and I've caught myself doing the same thing! And now, we're at the last week of December. I’ve challenged you all to DO MORE the last few months, and even last week – two weeks left, and holidays, I asked what MORE you could do. Otherwise, how can you continue to challenge yourself – and help others to – do more, be more and achieve more? Life is a team sport people, so get ready because next week is NEXT YEAR! Are you ready to PLAY?  Listen in as I talk about how to challenge yourself ONE LAST TIME FOR THIS YEAR... and, what to focus on during the countdown to 2021. Keeping my positive pants on wasn't easy this year, but by focusing on what I CAN do has helped. I share more about that in the podcast as well.  So, if you’re going to make a New Years Resolution, how about you RESOLVE TO LIVE BY YOUR WORD OF THE YEAR! Then, your goals, actions and thoughts will align itself. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE WORKSHEET! NEED A LITTLE HELP? SIGN UP NOW – 4 SPOTS LEFT! My new year program 6 weeks to success: 6 weeks of 30 min calls $200.21 more than half off! Why? Because I want to help as many people kick start 2021 as possible. Prefer a GROUP? I have a monthly group starting as well. 6-month commitment. 6 people. 60-min calls. Click here to sign up! Have a wonderful week, please comment, email me or post on social media how you are finishing 2020 STRONG-er than you expected! Cheers! Sandi
12/28/20209 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast #247: Why Keep Going?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media. Enjoy whatever you are celebrating this week and month! If you’re new to me – I hope you come back, or even go back and listen to the progression over the almost 5 years of podcasts! YEP. 247 WEEKS. 4 ¾ years. What have YOU done consistently for that long besides breath? In last week's podcast, I challenged all of you to get rid of your excuses and focus on what MOTIVATES you. Clearly doing these podcasts and hearing from you motivates me! Otherwise, why do it? It’s not like I’m getting paid… yet! MOTIVATION. It’s not always easy to have, that’s why I preach what I practice, which is to FOCUS ON WHAT MOTIVATES YOU! It helps you face what you’re hiding behind so you can move forward and achieve goals and the success you desire! I know It’s not always easy to put your “positive pants” on, especially this year during the panDAMNIT, the Holidays and it not being “the normal”. Easier said than done. But, as I asked earlier, what have you done consistently for years that STILL motivates you? Listen in this week as I ask for your opinion on my podcast guests. Did you find me via a podcast guest or, if you're a long-time listener, do you want me to continue having them?  What motivates YOU about these podcasts! What keeps YOU coming back to listen week after week?  Hearing from you, that you’re listening, that you tried what I suggested, something I said helped – or motivated you – in-turn MOTIVATES ME! I feel SIGNIFICANT! Helping others is my job, yes, but sometimes I’m not always telling my clients what they want to hear to be motivated how they want. Trust me, this shit-show of a year has made it hard to have positive pants on! I have to be encouraged to be encouraging, and that’s been my personal biggest challenge this year! Letting go of the shit that went sideways, and dig through the rubble to find that silver lining – the GOOD, the lesson, the new that you uncovered. I think the biggest thing that was uncovered was that this was not a US thing, a regional, or one-country thing. This year was a GLOBAL shit show. This year more than ever – WE – the WHOLE WORLD, ARE truly IN THIS TOGETHER! And, I’ve been preaching – and practicing how we can FINISH STRONG-ER TOGETHER… right? Two more weeks. LISTEN IN AND THEN TELL ME... email me or post in comments or on social media, what MORE you can do. I look forward to hearing from you! DON'T FORGET - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for my new year program 6 weeks to Success: 6 weeks, 30 min calls. Cost: $200.21 more than half off! Why? Because I want to help as many people kick start 2020 as possible. Sessions begin in early January! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi  
12/21/202010 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast #246: Focus on IT!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here with me and spending this shit show of a year with me! If you’re new to this podcast, welcome and, I look forward to you connecting with me on social media! Instagram, LinkedIn and my business FB page as you don’t want to see my posts of tacos and running haha. In last week's podcast, I challenged all of you to get rid of your excuses. Yes, I even gave you an activity to do so! Did you do it? How would I know unless you showed me or posted that you did, otherwise I have to trust you!! What did you write down and HOW did you rid yourself of those pesky-ass excuses? What did you say you would NO LONGER DO? In this week's podcast, I share a few examples - we could be here all day if I shared them all - but if you did not sure with me, why not?  I did an OK job of “not eating when I’m not hungry” and lost 1lb or so! I’ve honestly been so bored, that I was just snacking my life away. But, what's going on... why am I eating when I'm not hungry? And no, that's not an excuse, that's what I want to NO LONGER DO (had to listen in to understand!) You can download lots of resources on my website badassbusiness.coach/DIYResources. You can also sign up for an online DIY system that has access to all the worksheets, you can utlize the system to track actions, progress on goals using metrics if you’re into that much detail and a ton more. The main thing is, finding ways to check yourself. Especially with the Holidays upon us! Own it if you screw up, and well, making sure you’re hearing – this is what coaches do – what you are NOT saying! Yep, just what I said. What are you NOT saying? What’s behind the curtain – the underlying meaning in regards to the excuses you are giving? What do you want to get rid of? Even with what I want to "no longer do", a coach would ask me in this case, “Why are you doing that”? “What’s behind the eating when not hungry?”  Yes, even a business coach, like myself, asks personal questions to DIG DEEPER to find out what is NOT being said. What’s BEHIND THE CURTAIN of the lack of progress. Remember what I say, “life gets in the way of business and careers”. Listen in this week as I DIG DEEPER into this topic, and get you REFOCUSING on what motivates you, as it keeps the excuses at bay and the progress going. It helps you keep kicking ass – being BADASS! To FINISH THIS YEAR STRONG-ER than you thought possible, you have to QUIT HIDING behind the blame and excuses, and FOCUS ON WHAT MOTIVATES YOU! You in? Email me – post here, DM message me. SCHEDULE A DAMN SESSION WITH ME if you can’t figure it out or the negative shit is keeping you from seeing it. Have a great week... please, make sure you're focusing or RE-FOCUSING if you need to. Cheers Sandi
12/14/202013 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast #245: Get Rid of Them NOW!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! If you haven’t, please check out my new-ish website BadassBusiness.Coach as I have these podcasts on there as well as any upcoming events, workshops, webinars, free resources, and some cool-ass swag! LOL! My books and some shirts, and shtuff! And yes, shameless plug – my DIY online business XLerator courses are only $99 through the end of the year! You could also gift them to someone you know who is looking to START a business! The other one is about pivoting and updating – creating a finished business plan. And this time of the year is GREAT – especially AFTER THIS shit show of a year! Last week’s podcast was pretty in your face about making sure you’re walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Not just “telling” people what THEY should do, but preaching what YOU practice. I wouldn’t preach FOCUS if I didn’t practice it Every. Damn. Day! It’s hard! I know! My man-candy called me out on that the other day. HaHa. We all screw up or get off-track occasionally. But remember, in the previous podcast 243, I talked about that! I talked about when shit goes side-ways and how to recover quicker. How to actually recognize that things aren’t getting done and how to NOT roll into a “Bon-Bon Moment” or start with the excuses, blame and bullshit! With just four weeks left in 2020, it’s about staying ON-TRACK as much as possible, staying focused, decreasing your excuses, and increasing your MOTIVATION! I know, I know, I KNOW… many times easier said than done. But it’s time to put on your positive pants, get shit done and FINISH THIS YEAR STRONG-ER than you thought possible. Listen in as I share how I felt each month over the year, and well, the activity I want you to do this week that will help you shift your mindset and help you GET RID OF THE DAMN EXCUSES and focus on what MOTIVATES you! As Jen Sincero says, “There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fuck-yeah!” You have 4 weeks left in this month. NO MORE EXCUSES! Because together we ARE finishing this year STRONG-ER! Cheers Sandi
12/7/202014 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #244: PREACH IT?!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! As always, I appreciate you listening, reading this, and for investing in you and connecting with me on social media. I may sound like a broken record to those of you long-time listeners, but hey, that’s ok… someone needs to hear it today!  Last week’s podcast I shared about how SHIT HAPPENS and, that it happened to me. I also talked about how I recovered because of making my lists, and especially for prioritizing my actions. Which is practicing what I preach! I was able to get back on-track and accomplish what was important first, not just anything that was on my list, and... most definitely not NOTHING! Which happens a lot! I call those, the “Bon-Bon moments”. For those of you too young to remember what Bon Bons are…, well for that I’m sorry! But they are – or were – delicious ice cream nuggets and the commercials were all about sitting on the couch eating them and forgetting about the stress and shit show happening around you. When people get stressed out, anxious, frustrated or whatever else causes them to get off-track, many tend to just shut down vs. figuring out how to get BACK on-track, and that’s what I refer to as the infamous “Bon-Bon Moment”. Don’t worry, we’ve all had them. Men and women! So, how do you avoid them? NOT just by practicing what you preach, but PREACH WHAT YOU PRACTICE! YES! More of last week! But I guarantee not all of you listened to last week, or perhaps it hasn’t sunk in! Listen in this week as I share with you, as you should already know, more about what "I PREACH ABOUT" because I practice it, and this week's challenge to you. This really is how we will FINISH 2020 STRONG-ER... TOGETHER! If you can’t figure it out – seriously click the link to reach out for a free 30-min session, a full session (Cyber Mon pricing!) OR click here to sign up for the Finish Strong-er course, it kicks off tomorrow, Dec. 1st Cheers! Sandi
11/30/20208 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast #243: "IT" Happens!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses Welcome and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And, for commenting, messaging me and especially for being committed to your personal and professional growth. So, are YOU ready? Ready to FINISH THE YEAR STRONG-ER that is? I know that I am! Because I practiced what I preached in last week’s podcast which was to PRIORITIZE! And I’m so glad I did because last week – after my speaking gig Wednesday morning – unfortunately virtual – my afternoon went side-ways. Yep. And, it affected my week as I had it all scheduled out – what I needed to do each day after meetings. Well, the shit that took my day off-track was NOT on my priority list, or ANY list. Yes, SHIT HAPPENS …right? That’s why that saying exists! What about you? Did you prioritize your action items? Yes – your tasks? That is what will help you stay focused and get back on-track when, like me, shit goes sideways. And, like the meme said last week – schedule your priorities vs. prioritizing your schedule. I'm THANKFUL that I did as it helped.  Yes, how timely as this week – in America – is THANKSGIVING and everyone always drowns social media with “what they are thankful for” and asks clients and friends the same. Listen in this week as I share more about how I practiced what I preached, and about being THANKFUL and why the biggest part of FINISHING The Year STRONG-er, is truly changing your mindset.  I'll ask again... Are you ready? Have a great week, listen in, connect with me on social media - sign up for my damn FINISH STRONG course! (It's seriously only $31!) and schedule a time to chat if you can't figure out what you're THANKFUL for and you just can't get out of your own way to SUCCEED! Cheers! Sandi  
11/23/202010 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #242: Let's Get Sh*t In Order!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, connecting with me on social media to continue the podcast them with questions, articles and challenges.  Also, thank you to my new listener, Charity in Oklahoma, for reaching out on Facebook and letting me know that she's going to make her health a PRIORITY! Last week's podcast was about reviewing your year - and all week I posted ways to do that on social media to remind you. Right now IS when you need to review and reset so you can not just finish strong, but FINISH STRONG-ER! Today also is the two week mark when listener, and podcast guest Nikki, gave you the challenge of starting a new habit and keeping it going for TWO WEEKS!  What did you do? What was the result?  MINE: to connect with 2-3 people each day - a few days a week. The RESULT: I feel more connected. I found out a few things about people and why I hadn't heard from them. Some good, some not. But at least they know they have been on my mind and why stop? I know more than 10-12 people! I actually had a Zoom call with two of my long-time friends. The three of us graduated high school, had kids at the same time and have had a shit ton of fun together and now, we all live in different states. It was great to re-connect. It helped my energy and mood as well! If you did NOT do that challenge, now is about the best time. Otherwise, you'll just find excuses. NO MORE EXCUSES! Seven weeks left in 2020. I wouldn't say YAY just yet, because shit isn't going back to the way it "was". So, how are you going - and GROWING - forward?  The last couple week's podcasts have been about REVIEWING your year, identifying lessons, successes and challenges. Listen in this week as I share more about how to review your year, but I also share how to make those changes so you can finish STRONG-ER! Yes, PRIORITIZE. And, if you can't figure it out - CLICK HERE NOW - to set up a FREE 30-minute call. Or, sign up for the FINISH STRONG-ER Online Course I created. It Kick's off Dec 1st with a live Zoom with ME! 31-days to help you FINISH STRONG-ER! Have a great week tackling those priorities. Cheers! Sandi
11/16/202010 minutes, 37 seconds
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PODCAST #241: FINISH STRONG-ER!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being BADASS and Kicking ASS every day! And yes, for coming back week after week and listening to my podcast. Last week I had the privilege of interviewing listener Nikki Antoniazzi (and yes, I screwed up that pronunciation - Sorry Nikki!)   She's the epitome of NO MORE EXCUSES! I hope you listened in! SHE gave you the challenge last week - and I shared it all week last week on social media. Are you following ME? Her challenge was to start ONE new habit and continue it for TWO weeks.  This week I share what I am doing, and what a few others are and WHY.  Once again... HABITS = RESULTS So, have you reviewed your progress lately? We're into the last EIGHT weeks of 2020. And, before you all sit down, sleep it away or post "my goal for the rest of the year is to survive", I'd suggest doing something else. I want you all to dig DEEPER to FINISH STRONGER!  Listen in to hear some examples I give, but also for this week's challenge about what to do to FINISH STRONG! Also, December 1st, I'm KICKING-OFF my FINISH THE YEAR STRONG COURSE with a LIVE ZOOM! This 31-day course is only $31 and will help you review your year, the lessons learned, successes and challenges. You'll get: Worksheets to help you identify ALL of that, set action items and track progress! Regular motivation and encouragement from me! Access to the Library of other coaching tips and downloadable worksheets! WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER, SO LET'S FINISH THE YEAR STRONGER... TOGETHER!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!  Have a great week and I look forward to hearing what YOU will do to finish 2020 STRONG! If you can't figure it out - or you're one that said, "survive", CLICK HERE NOW, let's talk! Cheers! Sandi
11/9/202010 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #240: Turn Excuses into Reasons

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, mentioning this podcast with others, sharing it on your social... much like my guest on this week podcast regularly does! But mostly for investing in YOU! We all, at some point in our lives have used EXCUSES for WHY we stopped, quit, gave up and "used to [fill in the blank]" and also blamed family, weather, time, money and many MANY other things.  And, in last week's podcast, I shared an excerpt from my 2nd book, "How Badly Do You Want 'IT'?" and also, in my social media, gave you the link to download it! And, that's what you have to decide... How Badly Do You Want... "IT". Whatever IT is to you. How badly do you want to SUCCEED? To achieve a GOAL? To get that promotion? Lose weight? Run a marathon? Start a business? Increase sales... etc. etc.... RIGHT? It's easy to NOT change things up and give up! It's easier to find excuses as to WHY and much easier to blame than own it and try again! This week's podcast is also a VIDEO interview [click blue link to go to Youtube!] that I did with long-time listener, Nikki, who, as she said, "learned how to MOVE OVER her excuses and turned them into reasons, and didn't give up"!  She connected with me on Instagram and I've followed her back. I've watched HER journey. And, when she stepped away from her side-gig, she didn't give any of that bullshit. She just stepped away. And, when she came back, she gave NO EXCUSES! She was honest, discussed her REASON and, well, you'll have to listen in as to what happened and what helped her return! We also could have stopped the interview or not done it as a video because of the "weather" and "her internet went down", but, as you listen or watch it, you'll see that she, once again, did NOT use excuses, blame and bullshit, she got back on and we had a great conversation! She turned her excuses into reasons in her life, business... and this interview! So, listen or watch this week's podcast, and then watch social media for this week's challenge... FROM NIKKI! And, if you'd like to follow her on Instagram: @Nikkalicousfitness Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
11/2/202031 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast #239: What BS Story Are You Telling?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here and taking the time to invest in YOU! Buckle up as this week I dig even deeper into Excuses, Blame and BULLSHIT!  In last week's podcast I shared about a client who was tossing excuses and blame at me from every angle and what happened when I called her on it! I asked YOU what excuses are your "go-to". I heard from some of you and you aren't alone with your "I don't have time / money," yep "kids / family," and even the most used "I didn't get the results / It doesn't work for me!" BULLSHIT! Ok, so you gave the excuse and quit - but what did you try instead? Like I've been preaching... CHECK THE RESULTS AND CHANGE THINGS UP! HAVE YOU? When was the last time you changed up a habit or routine? In this week's podcast I give suggestions on how and when to check on your habits. Oh yes, and some of you are thinking, "I hate the word "habit" and "routine". Ok, then call them ACTION ITEMS, because that's what habits are... regularly schedule "action items" which create what... HABITS = RESULTS Habits are also tied to Excuses, Blame and Bullshit if you allow it to be! Hence the reason I'm on this massive soap box about changing things up so you don't fall into that bad habit! Some of you may know things need to change, but aren't sure "how", or you may be frustrated and have hit that plateau, but aren't sure "what" needs to change, and that's where I come in! Click here to schedule your free 30-minute coaching call! I also have a DIY coaching program - click here - because you are a listener - I discounted it for you to $25 vs. $59/month. It begins with your main goal worksheets, and then monthly as well as progress checks that get emailed to you and remind you of what you "said" you were going to do! And trust me... I check on everyone that's in that course! Yes, there are sometimes legitimate REASONS vs. EXCUSES. But, do you know the difference? Being honest is part of it, and not just telling bullshit stories. Not being afraid to admit fear is playing a role in your life. Doubt. Failure... all that crap that gets in the way! This week, my challenge to you is to DIG DEEPER into your "action items / habits / routine" and really see where things are. And yes, you must listen in to get the FULL challenge! Have a great week FREE of excuses, blame and bullshit! Cheers! Sandi  
10/26/202011 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #238: STOP IT!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Yes, it is! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses. And, that's exactly what we are digging into today! But first, thank you for being here, listening and sharing and suggesting this podcast with others! Last week's podcast was all about digging deeper into HABITS and how they can help us focus and also cause us to become stagnant. Hence the need to change them up occasionally.  Comfort and confidence can keep us IN a habit too long, and frustration and boredom can cause us to quit too soon or altogether.  This week I remind you what happened, why and how I changed mine and the results of doing so. What about you? HABITS = RESULTS And, those RESULTS help you achieve your goals. So, if you're bored, frustrated or perhaps, too comfy, then it's time to change shit up! Oh, but I hear all the excuses why you can't, or perhaps the why you quit! EXCUSES BLAME AND BULLSHIT! That was chapter four of my second book titled, "How Badly Do You Want 'IT'?" Listen in this week as I talk about just that... and how changing things up can keep you from filling another chapter in a book! During a year of uncertainty and chaos like we've had, yes, can we "blame the VID"? Yes, to an extent. But at a certain point, as I've talked about in a previous podcast, you have to make changes, pivot, etc. and move on.  I also share a story about a client who tried to give me a line of bullshit excuses and I called her on it, and what happened. Listen in and then email me or post in the comments or message me on Instagram your answers. And then watch my social media outlets this week for questions and challenges about EXCUSES, BLAME AND BULLSHIT and how they relate to your habits! Have a great - bullshit-free week! Cheers! Sandi
10/19/202011 minutes, 3 seconds
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NEW PODCAST COMING TOMORROW!

SET A REMINDER and watch for the next episode of my weekly podcast NO MORE EXCUSES! CLICK HERE TO listen in to previous weeks! Subscribe on your favorite platform!  
10/18/20200
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PODCAST #237: Are You UNComfy? GOOD!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing and recommending this podcast to others!  Last week's podcast was about doing things differently, changing up your habits / routine to see what's out there. To see what you notice, perhaps have been missing. Doing things differently, and changing up your routine can be a little UNcomfortable, but is so necessary. Last week I wanted you to get uncomfortable to help you avoid getting bored or frustrated and potentially quit and allow old habits to sneak back in. Trust me, over the years I've heard I've heard all the excuses, blame and bullshit about why he or she gave up on a habit, or the opposite, wouldn't change things up! HABITS = RESULTS. Good and Bad. Listen in this week as I talk more about how habits affect us, and how to identify whether it's a good – or bad – habit. Watch social media this week as I continue this theme with questions, challenges and articles on habits and the bipolar attributes of them! Have a BADASS week! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
10/12/20206 minutes, 51 seconds
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NEW PODCAST COMING TOMORROW!

NO MORE EXCUSES! New podcasts every Monday!  Listen in this week as I talk more about HABITS and the RESULTS from them are either good or bad. Habits. They keep us focused, and also can cause us to become stagnant.  So, why have them? Hmmm... good question. Listen in tomorrow on your favorite platform, as I kick-off the week and a series about habits, the results and the bullshit excuses that come along with them.  
10/11/20200
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Podcast #236: Let's See What We've Been Missing!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses.  THANK YOU! WHY? Because in September this podcast hit over 5k downloads! That's over 500 more than August! So THANK YOU and obviously you are coming back for a reason! You can always comment or click to email me and let me know... why! :) It's the 4th Quarter! Yes, it's usually time to review your yearly goals and reset for the next. This year has been... this year, so many of you have already reviewed, adjusted, pivoted your goals for this year, while some of you have KICKED ASS despite this shit show of a roller coaster ride!  And, as in last week's podcast, just thinking about this can allow FEAR to creep it's ugly bitchy head back into your world. But, It's time to step INTO YOUR UNcomfortzone.  YOU READY?  Before I have you really dig into to setting GOALS for 2021, I want to have you do things OPPOSITE – or DIFFERENTLY - this week [or longer!] and see what you notice. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN MISSING? Like in last week's podcast, this may require you to call in a lifeline! Remember... LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT! So, listen in this week as I share some ideas on what I am referring to. Ways to SEE things differently. What I did and all week on social media, I will share my results.  And, I want you to do the same - well, DO YOU, but yes, as much as I "prescribe" habits, they can sometimes cause you to get bored and frustrated and quit. So... let's FIRE UP Q4 and LOOK AT THINGS DIFFERENTLY! Again... YOU READY? Tough shit if you're not... LET'S DO THIS! Email me or post here what you did and what you noticed! Cheers! Sandi
10/5/202011 minutes, 21 seconds
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Podcast #235: Call Your Lifeline!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses. Thank you for being here to listen, share and invest in YOU! I traveled last week and it really helped me [RE]fill my energy. Considering December was the last time I traveled and had any events and client meetings in-person, I was feeling very drained, as many of you are as well! It was great to see clients, friends and meet new people at the women's events. AND... I unveiled my new website! Have you seen in? If not, check it out: BadassBusiness.Coach! It's a work in-progress [as websites should be], and it has a more focused approach, you can sign up for coaching, for a free 30-min call, download free worksheets, register for webinars and events and WOMEN you can join the newly created TABOO! Tribe global community for BADASS Women! I hope you take a few moments to check it out! Yes, doing this website, was about taking the first step. As I've mentioned in other podcasts, during the panDAMNIT, dusting off old ideas, taking the ideas that have been marinating and bringing them to life.  A little different that what I discussed in last week's podcast as sometimes TAKING THAT FIRS STEP is EASIER SAID THAN DONE, isn't it? All the crazy nasty shit if your head - doubt - lack of trust and support... FEAR! FEAR is a Bitch! And it hits Men and Women alike, so guys, don't think this podcast doesn't pertain to you as well! Taking that first step is many times "easier said than done", so what can you do? This week's podcast is about how to work through the fear. Yes, last week, I shared how I worked through mine while zip lining. I felt the support and trusted the harness. With many things in business, the support isn't always there. Or we don't see it. It's what a Coach does - support. Athlete's have coaches to help them with techniques and mindset. So why wouldn't a business owner, or anyone have a coach? Or, just someone to help.  LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT! Now could be the time to call in your "lifeline". No one every said you had to "GO IT ALONE!" Maybe you need a friend to help you walk in that room or talk through an idea. Tips on your [non-pro] golf swing! LOL! And, like me with my new website, new online coaching platform, I had MANY people help me! Listen in and then share with me - click to email - or post in the comments. And, watch social media for questions, challenges, tips and more on how to LET GO OF THE FEAR and get rid of all that crap in our heads and TAKE THAT FIRST STEP! Have a great fear-free week! Cheers! Sandi  
9/27/202010 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast #234: Easier Said Than Done

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! I know I say it every week, but I really appreciate all of you listening week after week!  THANK YOU! Last week's podcast was an interview with Lee Bridges, author of "Do Shit. Get Shit Done." Did you listen in? If you didn't find it already, there's the video interview on youtube - click here for that! Lee gave you three tips to help you "get shit done". Did you try any of his tips? Did any one resonate with you more? Did you "get shit done"? All advice - we even touched on it in the interview about why listen to him - or me - instead of someone more well known. And the thing is, no matter who is giving the advice, sometimes it's EASIER SAID THAT DONE, isn't it?  Even when I tell you to "JUST DO IT"! Well, sometimes it's not that easy to just take that first step.  And, you'll have to listen in this week as I share my own experience about how it was NOT as easy as I thought. When I went to "take that first step" and HESITATED!  YEP... ME. I FROZE IN MY TRACKS!  It was a crazy that happened to ME, but it was also a great learning lesson that it is "easier said than done" sometimes. And, I share why I hesitated and what happened. We've all hesitated at some point. That first step can be brutal. And, like Lee said in the interview, "You'll probably screw up the first time... but what else are you going to do?" Listen in and then share with me - email me - or post in the comments what happened with you. Have a great week full of STEPS! Cheers! Sandi
9/21/202010 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast #233: Let's Get Shi*t Done!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and THANK YOU for listening to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! And, thank you for sharing this podcast with others.  Last week's podcast was about being PRODUCTIVE not just "busy" as that's really the only way you'll GET SHIT DONE! How'd you do? At the end of each day did you review your day to see? And the week?  Really, that is the only way to determine what you accomplished and what you didn't... and WHY! What's getting in the way and, what is helping! So, if you did not do your daily/weekly reviews, START NOW! Honestly, it's something that needs to become a habit! Daily and weekly reviews. Yes, I talk with you about doing reviews for your GOALS, but how else will you achieve your goals if you're not making progress? No one can do it for you! Ok, yes you need people to help sometimes but... you better be picking up what I'm putting down! LOL! There are many tools out there to help you. And, in this week's podcast I brought you one more. Lee Bridges! Well, his book, titled "Do Shit, Get Shit Done" and his attitude! In this week's podcast Lee and I discuss his book, where he feels people fall short, and he gives you three tips on how to GET SHIT DONE! So, listen in to get those tips and then watch social media for the daily challenges/questions/articles on really staying FOCUSED to be PRODUCTIVE so you can GET SHIT DONE! [Have I said that enough yet?!] Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Also, check out my new website: BadassBusiness.Coach - I'm SUPER EXCITED about it, the upcoming events, FREE worksheets to help you, my new coaching platform, and how, through the TABOO! Tribe, women from all over the world can connect! Cheers! Sandi
9/14/202024 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #232: It's Easier Than You Think!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses. And, this week is about just that! So, buckle up... as I'm in a mood! But first, I want to THANK YOU for being here and thank Ilona in Latvia and Troy in Texas for listening and connecting with me! Because of all of you, I hit ANOTHER record! Over 5,000 downloads in August. 5,083 to be exact and 605 in just three days! THANK YOU! I mean really - as that is the reason I keep going! And as we all start getting back to work or life or whatever is happening now and wherever you are on this roller coaster ride, we're all getting busier, but are we being productive? In last week's podcast I discussed how to stay FOCUSED so you can get shit done. I shared what keeps me focused: My 1-2-3 to-do list, as well as others' tricks and tips. And, in podcast 226, Cody Butler gave you tips. But... did you utilize any of them? Or, did you say "this won't work... for me"? In this week's podcast, I get in your shit a bit about using that excuse as well as COVID and uncertainty. So, you'll have to listen in to hear that rant, but also how BEING PRODUCTIVE vs being BUSY is easier than you think.  But how? Well, what have you tried lately? Not just "what new thing curing quarantine have you tried and liked", no I mean WHAT HAVE YOU TRIED and you realized it wasn't that bad, and/or you actually ACCOMPLISHED something? I'm interviewing Lee Bridges for next week's podcast (#233 Sept 14th). He's the author of "Do Shit. Get Shit Done". So this is just a prelude. A warm up so-to-speak! It's time to STOP BLAMING and START DOING! Are you ready?  Then listen in and let me know... and watch social media for my daily challenges, ideas, tips and tricks and articles on how you can find your BADASSNESS, which will help you do more, so you can ACHIEVE MORE! Have a great PRODUCTIVE week! As always, click here to set up a time to talk with me if you just can't get out of the rabbit hole and get focused! Cheers! Sandi
9/7/202011 minutes, 15 seconds
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Podcast #231: But I Want to See What's Down There!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to my weekly podcast No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And, connect with me on social media PLEASE! Click on each name to connect if you haven't already! Instagram • Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn I went there! Yep. I followed that rabbit in. But, I turned around and ran out! This week I tell on myself again. However, I did it to see who YOU are! I upgraded my Libsyn account to see more stats and BOOM! I saw that fuzzy cute rabbit called statistics and started following it down!  Like in last week's podcast - and all week on social media -  I talk about how it JUST TAKES ONE. One thing to get you off-track [and also just one thing to get you BACK on!] And, well, all it took was intrigue about WHO is listening! As easy as it was for me to go chasing those damn furry rabbits, as I mentioned, I turned around and ran out. It's like I tripped on a tree root and it stopped me. In this week's podcast, I talk about my "trigger" or "tool" that helped me "get out alive!" What about you? What has helped you? And... what was the RESULT? Yes, you'll have to listen in to know WTAF I am talking about! What I do know is, that because of the help of my "tool", I had time to be intentional, and I now know that I HAVE ONE LISTENER IN FIJI!! If you are that person... click here to email me now or message me on social media! And then make sure you're connected with me, as this week on social media as I will continue with stories and tips on how to STOP yourself. And, I'd love for you to share yours! Have a great rabbit-hole-free week! Cheers! Sandi
8/31/202010 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast #230: Just One.

Happy Monday Motivation!  Welcome back to the weekly podcast NO MORE EXCUSES! I appreciate you listening and sharing this podcast via your favorite social media platform. I LOVE getting emails and seeing where everyone is! I haven't asked in a while, to let me know what City, State and even Country you are in! Post here in the comments section, and let me know if you haven't yet.  I also LOVE getting email testimonials from listeners who have applied some of the things they've heard and how it has helped them. You'll have to listen in this week to hear what one person emailed me!!!! Last week was about OPPORTUNITIES, and with the crazy times we're having right now, we all need to take chances and lean into new opportunities. And yes, many times it requires you stepping out of your comfort zone. This year we are all wondering what the hell and how the hell. And, especially this year, it's be easy as hell to get knocked off-track and away from your goals and what's important for you. And then what happens? I've talked about this before, how the head trash kicks in, and you're off down a deep hole. But, much like the testimonial I read at the beginning of this week's podcast, it sometimes only takes ONE comment, conversation, person to help you get back ON-track. THE POWER OF ONE... and YOU HAVE the POWER! You just have to learn how to tap into it! Listen in this week as I talk about my own recent experience. Where ONE text got me wondering, doubting, and wondering what-if. And how I recovered. And you can too! Again, thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! I truly appreciate you! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
8/24/20208 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #229: If It Was Life Or Death... Would YOU?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for continuing to come back, listen and share this podcast with others! I'm continue to be amazed that people listen... after 228 weeks, I'm still here and so are YOU! So, thank you! Sheesh, last week I don't know if it was the moon or what, but I realized it wasn't just me STILL forgetting what day it is, and for me... what MONTH! LOL! Listen in as I did NOT edit out as I caught myself saying – and thinking it was the wrong month on many levels! I mean, the uncertainty, confusion and sometimes weird energy is still in the air. And in last week's podcast, I talked about leaning into new OPPORTUNITIES. Mainly I focused on for businesses with advertising. However, in my social media posts, I challenged you to do that for YOU as well.  One of last week's post, I shared a quote: "It is most often during the most challenging times where there is opportunity to redefine yourself." ~Shilagh Mirgain.  Many people have - personally and professionally. I've seen new logos, websites and offers since the panDAMNIT has begun (aka COVID), and I include myself in that. Some things were probably in the works already (like my online courses and others rebranding) and other things, came from the need. Did you "lean in" and try anything new? Advertise? Join a new Zoom group? (I had a new woman join the group last week - she was challenged by someone and she signed up for TWO!) It was tough for her to share personal things and to ask "strangers" for help. But she did it was kudos to her. What about you? Just because COVID sucks and some days it feels like EVERYTHING SUCKS, doesn't mean you can't lean in. So, in this week's podcast, yes, new year's are always a great time to set new goals, revisit your mission and VISION. Well, and 2020 - no pun intended - was the year for many people who were "supposed to", and now... we all NEED TO! Listen in this week, and then share here or email me the answer to this week's challenge. Cheers Sandi  
8/17/202015 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast #228: It's Not Like MAD MEN!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. And here we are early-August and as much as things are still uncertain and crazy and changing almost daily, opportunities are everywhere! And THANK YOU for listening and sharing this podcast on your social media, because July surpassed May's RECORD of 3,955 downloads as July ended with 4,245! And the other day I looked, and August already had over 1,030! I LOVE IT!  THANK YOU! And, some of the thanks I will give to Cody Butler for sharing with his network after being a guest on podcast #226, however, now that you've listened... you're hooked! I know it! LOL! Well this month has been about digging deeper into Cody's "3-Tips" with last week's podcast being about communication and as he said, "Get your Communication Right!" So... did you? Last week's social media posts were about reviewing, listening and checking in on your internal and external communication.  You'll have to listen in to hear two quick stories about a client and a listener who contacted me about what they've done and how the panDAMNIT has affected them.  SHIT HAS CHANGED PEOPLE! And, now this week's podcast leads me to Cody's 3rd Tip: "Take advantage of opportunities... especially advertising." As he said in the interview, he and his company "leaned in" and took advantage of discounts and new ways to market. WHY NOT YOU? Too expensive right? Well, in this week's podcast I share an article from the World Economic Form published in June about how COVID has affected advertising and prices have fallen... and how some industries are taking advantage of not just the discounted prices, but the new way to COMMUNICATE to their customers.  So, this week, not that advertising is the right or wrong thing for you... but at least look into what you have, and haven't tried! What's worked. What's not... and well because SHIT IS DIFFERENT! And after all, ADVERTISING IS COMMUNICATION! And, considering many things have changed this year for ALL of us... how will you let your customers and prospects know?  If you need help with communication, writing, options - last week I suggested you contact Jill Bode - master of words and all this PR and now this week, as well as Jill... check out my other friend Lorraine Ball's company, Roundpeg.biz  Listen in this week and tell me how or what you will "Lean into" and take advantage of to try or restart an advertising campaign. Just because shit is sideways, doesn't mean you STOP advertising... it just needs to change like everything has. I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
8/10/202012 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #227: Is Yours CONSISTENT?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Listen in weekly for a topic that I carry through the week on social media, with challenges, questions and article to help you think deeper about what you are doing for your PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL growth! And… if you do share my podcast on your social media, tag me and I’ll give you one HELL OF A SHOUTOUT! Last week's podcast was super friggn cool having Cody Butler as my guest on the podcast. Did you listen? You better have! [If not… you need to as you should realize by now that each week builds upon the last!] And yes, Cody was amazing as he shared THREE TIPS to help you see immediate progress. And this week I want to dive more into Tip #2: Communication. Why not Tip #1? Well, not because what he said wasn’t ON POINT, it’s more because I have talked about MINDSET a great deal, and even had a guest in May - Podcast #215 – to discuss that… Chandra Medina!   So… this week… listen in as I dive deeper into what Cody referenced, and I also share how I have helped clients through the panDAMNIT to review their COMMUNICATION! And… yes, I CHALLENGE YOU and give you tips on how to review yours. If you’re just stuck, frustrated, unfocused or… BUSY AS HELL and need help getting it all done… email me. Let’s talk! Click here to schedule a free 30-min call and we’ll go from there. Cool? Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
8/3/202010 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #226: Taking Advantage of NOW!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast and you're in for a treat this week! I had the privilege to talk with an amazing business consultant and marketing mentor, Cody Butler! It was very timely as you know the last few week's podcasts have been about TAKING STEPS no matter how uncertain you or "things" are, making mistakes and, SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP! And, I've shared some of my own personal mistakes, like when I was hurrying, didn't ask the right questions and my website got taken down because I wanted to make a change and install a plugin and didn't ask the person on the other end of the "help chat" the right questions. I asked NO questions, just said YES and tapped my foot while I was looking at "what's next". NOT GOOD! The fire hose is on... some of my clients are back in business and I've had some others sign up, so I was just drinking from the fire hose and it cost me a lot of time! And, luckily they were able to reload my website... but again... TIME (and a lot of panic!) So, like I mentioned in last week's podcast, SLOW DOWN! Take some time to THINK through things, ask questions, hell write down questions before you get on a call or into a meeting so you can be more productive and efficient with your time and others. And, then this week, as I mentioned Cody Butler is on with me as he gives you 3 TIPS (and a bonus!) TO SEE IMMEDIATE GROWTH or ACTION in these uncertain times.  It was a fun interview and with him being in Australia, I was glad we could find a time that worked for us. I hope you enjoy his tips and, well, you'll listen in to hear someone else other than me! I'll actually post the video interview on Instagram and Youtube as well! If you need help implementing the tips, email me! Let's set up a time to talk through things. And, don't forget... if you'd rather DIY things, click here to check out my online course: 7 Steps to Update Your Business Plan! Use MEETUP for a discount!  Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you on how you will implement the steps Cody gives you! Cheers! Sandi
7/27/202016 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast #225: Take a HOT SEC!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening, sharing the podcast with others... AND for connecting with me on social media. Search for me... DM me so I can follow you back and give you a shout out! Day-by-Day and step-by-step is all we can do as business continues to be UNusual. And just keep on KEEPING ON! In last week's podcast I talked about taking steps and how sometimes that works out and other times, well, we make mistakes... like ME! What about you? What steps did you take that turned out GREAT? And, what mistakes did you make?  Yes, mistakes create opportunities to learn and prove that we're trying versus sitting around waiting. But, man, sometimes they sting and in this week's podcast I share yet another mistake I made. I was hurrying and made another and I allowed it to occupy space in my head! GRRR! I kept thinking about it and how I could have avoided it. Doesn't that suck! We're all in this hurry-up and wait mode right now. We're either drinking from the fire hose or sent back to our rooms. Feast or Famine they say. And, this stress and anxiety - the rush to get clients back in, money made - this "grab it while you can, because we don't know what's next" mentality has people now making mistakes.  This week I challenge you to all SLOW DOWN, so you can DO MORE! In this week's podcast, I share how I almost lost my whole website - well it was down for a little while - because I was in a hurry, and I didn't ask the right questions. Ugh! It's still July. Let's all enjoy the rest of Summer, take a breath during the continued ride of uncertainty and make sure we're DOING OUR BEST! If you're spinning or just shaking your head - like many of us - email me... let's talk! Cheers! Sandi
7/20/20208 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast #224: We NEED to Make Them!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast and for connecting with me! A shout out to Listener Lorna in Ireland! I appreciate you reaching out to me and now we are connected on Instagram! Kudos to Lorna for acting on my message in last week's podcast about "Taking ONE Step!" She's a shining example of how this PanDAMNIT hasn't kept her down as she's able to help people virtually! Check out her website at StridesforSuccess.com! (And no she didn't pay me to say that!) She did what I always ask... she reached out! :) So, yes, last week's podcast... TAKE ONE STEP! No matter how uncertain you are, how things may change... AGAIN or you're afraid to make a mistake. SHIT HAPPENS RIGHT? (You know that's a saying don't you?!)  Well, it's how we learn and grow. Yes, as I was looking for this week's image, clearly everyone's claiming the phrase, "Mistakes are an opportunity to learn", and they are. How else do we grow? And we definitely don't know we're doing something wrong until it smacks us in the face... or someone tells us! If you took that step - email me! Let me know what it was. It doesn't mean you had to have made a mistake, it could have gone GREAT! For example, when you listen in, you'll hear how I took a step and reached out to an organization and it turned out GREAT! And I also tell you about another HUGE STEP I took, which is my 30-Day Challenge! What's yours? I'll be doing these monthly, so get on-board now - email me BOTH!  And... as you listen in this week, you'll hear me share what I learned from a mistake I made! Oops! Again, I hope you are all staying healthy, DOING YOUR BEST as we continue with BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL. Like the woman at the restaurant said, "It's 2020 Man... I don't know!" LOL! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
7/13/20209 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast #223: Don't Lose Out by Not!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening and sharing my podcast with others on your social media platforms. I haven't promoted or talked about my books in a while, so click here to check them out on Amazon! Because, I know you're looking for something to read and motivate you! Business. Business. Business. Yes, still uncertain, and some have to close again or modify to stay open... AGAIN. And, others are allowed to stay open because of the type of business, and they have modified to follow the guidelines. The last few podcasts were about creating AWARENESS and seeing the POSSIBILITIES. Being deliberate and intentional can create focus, but if you aren't aware of what's going on around you, you won't be able to see the possibilities. We need to keep moving! Much like if you've ever had an injury that first step can be rough, but you have to take it and loosen up the joints and muscles! TAKE A STEP!  It's what I have been telling my clients who have been closed during COVID. Take a step. And then, even if you have to modify your plan due to changes from the government or CDC, you've made progress. Right now, taking a step is all any of us can do! Take ONE step and then evaluate. All of my new clients I suggest they check their progress weekly for at least 3-6 months. And, well, we're all going to have to do that now at least for awhile until we figure this shit out. Listen in this week and then I look forward to hearing from you on the TWO (yes TWO) challenges I give you! Have a great week of CHALLENGES, but the good kind! The ones that will help you TAKE THAT STEP!  Cheers! Sandi
7/6/20209 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast #222: They are Endless!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses!  Thanks again for being here, listening and sharing this podcast with others. It's super easy... just copy and paste the link into your social media! :-) Yep, more change and uncertainty! Changes with masks, restaurants open then closed, more events cancelled or postponed or at half-capacity. The whiplash continues! In last week's podcast I talk about creating awareness and what can come from that. Learning to be fully present, diligent and intentional. How'd you do? Did you have any A-ha moments?  I have realized that all of this uncertainty has created the possibility for me to be more able to "go with the flow". To be more forgiving and aware that the person in front of me - whether it be the cashier at Walmart or the barista at Starbucks is NOT the one making the rules. So be kind. I'm sure they've heard all the frustrations, but let's not "kill the messenger"! In this week's podcast, my goal is to help you see what comes next from all of this CHANGE and AWARENESS! What's next? POSSIBILITIES! I've spent the last couple week's as things have [re]Opened and we have [re]Emerged observing what's changed and, yes, what's come from the changes and hopefully what people see. You can't see the possibilities if you're not open to the change and if you don't take time to become aware.  Again, listen in this week and tell me what you see! And, if you can't SEE what's next or what COULD be... click here to email me. As frustrating as it is with the continuation of this damn rollercoaster ride, let me help you SEE the POSSIBILITIES. Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
6/29/202014 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #221: Tap Into YOURS!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others... especially since this roller-coaster-ride-of-uncertainty has yet to stop! I swore I heard a voice say "SEND IN THE HORNETS!" Ok no, we really don't need any other "distractions"! We need to continue to GET BACK TO BUSINESS, as UNusual as it is or will be for some time.  In last week's podcast, that was the TITLE and the theme. And, what can you do to do just that? Be diligent, intentional and stay FOCUSED! How'd you do? It's definitely something that will take continued practice. You can't all of a sudden BE diligent or intentional and laser focused 100% of the time! I certainly have fought battles with it on and off for years - not just during this PanDAMNIT! So, you've got to check in on yourself. Continuously. And, what do you create? AWARENESS! Listen in this week as I share more about awareness and how it helps you move forward, grow and succeed. And, how I helped a client tap into her awareness to be MORE PRESENT and the RESULT! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you - click here to email me - or post in the comments section and share what you realized once you checked in on yourself! Cheers! Sandi
6/22/20207 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #220: Back to the Future!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast (yes 220 weeks in-a-row!) No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening, sharing the podcast with others, and taking the time to INVEST IN YOU!  It's mid-June and it's been a WILD friggn ride! Have you [RE]Opened? Gone back to work? Working, but still from home? All I know is... I'm TIRED! All this back and forth and maybe, but not yet, ok now, but not you, is giving me a case of whiplash! Last week's podcast was more about the continued uncertainty and chaos going on and looking at how you can help others.  Were you able to help someone? Did you try or at least offer? Listen in this week as I share a conversation I had with my (almost) 25 year old daughter and how after getting a "back to work" start date, she finally feels like she can PLAN!  It's why I LOVE to have clients set deadlines, people NEED them to plan accordingly!  Yes, shit happens to knock you off track! We've all seen that this year so far. But it also is there to help you NOT give up! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!  And yes, as businesses [RE]open, pivot, change and continue as Business Unusual, it's now time to look to the future. We also talked about how at the beginning of this PANDAMNIT, people had good intentions of "getting it all done". Many have, and many realized they had too much going on and, well, others decided they too needed to stop and take a breath. Again, listen in as I share a conversation I had with a client who [RE]opened about five weeks ago. We discussed her new processes and procedures and how she can continue to look forward. How being diligent, intentional and focused can help YOU look forward and see the future a little clearer!  And, if you are having trouble or want some help - click here to email me - register for my SIX WEEKS TO [RE]Start 2020! Weekly calls. Goals. Plan. $300  Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
6/15/202011 minutes
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Podcast #219: Turning Chaos into Change!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Once again, the unrest in the world has affected us in some way. Did we send the hornets back or did they make a detour because they were like “oh hell no, I’m not getting in the middle of that shit show”? In last week’s podcast, I suggested we focus on our FUTURE and put the “VID” talk on the back burner. I think we all needed a distraction, but I don’t know that anyone was suggesting this! The last few weeks have been unfortunate, devastating and yes, some great things will happen because of it. The biggest change needs to begin with MINDSET! Yes, I’m still talking about it! CHANGE. And things STILL need to change. Including the ones causing the chaos. I say IT’S TIME a lot. It’s time for ALL OF US to get off our asses and DO! It’s TIME for us to make AMAZING SHIT HAPPEN! And, move forward TOGETHER! Please listen in this week as I discuss more of why this chaos hurts my heart so much!  In last week’s podcast I talked about revising 2020’s goals. And, to only focus on June for now. For you to choose one thing that you had changed and how your WORD OF THE YEAR can help you with it. Did you do it? I understand it’s hard to think about yourself / your business when there is so much unrest and people that truly need your help. So… how can YOU help? Is there a way you can help? If so… how? Listen in as I talk about what I've seen CHANGE, and making sure as you go forward and make changes, that you’re doing it for the right reasons. NOT because you feel “like you should” otherwise you’ll be judged. Change. There is so much that we’ve seen happen this year and still more to come. Yet again, we are given the opportunity to look deeper into ourselves. Whether you are a business owner, a wanna-be or someone with a side-gig, take some time this week FOR YOU! You can’t move forward with a clouded mind or a heavy heart. Take some time and PAUSE. IT’s TIME. Time to Help yourself. Your friends, staff, co-workers and friends re-emerge. Even if it’s just listening!ESPECIALLY if it’s just listening. Let’s help people achieve the success they desire. The peace that we ALL desire. Because NOW more than ever – we are in this together! I look forward to hearing from you and what you can and will do! Cheers! Sandi
6/8/202010 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #218: Unusual is the "New Normal"!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! I hit a milestone with my podcast... Over 50k downloads and May - perhaps because of the panDAMNIT - the highest # yet! Remember, now that I've HIT 50k, the first 5 people to share this podcast AND tag me or include me in the email will win $500 in coaching! So... DO IT! And, yes what a crazy start to 2020, with the last three months being an epic Shit Show! But, now it's June 1st and we have to start living life and getting back to "business as unusual"! I read that phrase on Virgin StartUps e-newsletter and thought YES. YES IT IS! So, as you begin to [RE]open, [RE]EMERGE... it will not be the same and I don't want a "do-over", I want to focus on going forward and talk about what we're doing vs. the "panDamnit" as the #1 topic. As I've been on my soap box about - purging and pivoting! As I mentioned in last week's podcast, if we're in this together, then let's TRULY BE IN THIS TOGETHER... and make BIG SHIT HAPPEN! It won't be easy, but we have to focus on the FUTURE! And, those who had set their GOALS, created a PLAN to achieve and yes, have a business plan as well, are the ones that are recovering easier. Do you have yours? Have you updated yours? The ones who have, even though we all still face more uncertainty, the PLAN will help you recover. If you have not updated yours, email me NOW! Listen in this week, as I challenge you to focus on JUNE! Let's start small. And, use your WORD OF THE YEAR (email me for the worksheet!) to help you on your COMEBACK! I share how my word of the year has already helped me! LET'S DO THIS! Don't forget to SHARE this podcast, tag me and maybe, just maybe, you'll win some free sessions! Or feel free to "gift them" to someone you know that could use some help PIVOTING, and making a comeback better than ever! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi 
6/1/202010 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast #217: I'm Ready... Are YOU?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! It's time people! Thank you for being here, listening and for sharing this podcast with others! [Because, I'm about to hit 50,000 downloads and that means, the first FIVE people to share this podcast AND tag me... will win $500 in coaching!]  And yes, I'm ready... it's TIME. Are you? As this "panDAMNIT" [as I'm calling it] has taken it's toll on us mentally, physically, personally and professionally, there actually has been some great things that have happened! Right? More family time. New hobbies/routines. Revitatlized projects. Our houses are cleaner - allegedly - and well, new connections. Listen in this week as I share a new connection I made and how it helped ME shift my mindset - as I challenged everyone in last week's podcast to do ONE MORE PURGE to prepare for the re-emergence - I was allowing the negative talk in my head to take over and then BOOM! I met Michelle on a Chamber Zoom call! And, well, you'll have to listen in to hear more about that AND also I tell on myself as to what I did NOT get accomplished. So, what did you do? What could help you? And, well, as we have to realize as we face the last week of May and yes, three of the last six months have been a "shit show", we have SO MUCH MORE TIME to MAKE. SHIT. HAPPEN! Are you ready? I am.  Have a great week. Listen in. Be ready to do your part by DOING YOUR BEST! Cheers! Sandi
5/25/202012 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast #216: You've Got More to Give!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! We're SO CLOSE, but are we? Many states are open, opening and others are preparing for the re-emergence. What I have seen is people are READY to get out and BE OUT! And to be around people. But are you ready? In last week's podcast, my friend Chandra Medina shared some tips surrounding the continued theme of "purging" specifically focusing on purging negative thoughts and how to replace them with more positive ones. Yes, again, easier said than done, but even I had to use her tips! This has been a very chaotic time, so more than ever we need to catch ourselves, and continue to PURGE!  And... work on our attitudes and helping others do the same! It's not easy. People are chippy, anxious and ready to really understand WHAT'S NEXT! And, if you live in California like me, you may not fully understand!  How'd you do with purging your mindset? Did you like hearing someone else on the podcast? Email me and let me know! And now, listen in this week as I continue to challenge you to prepare for the re-emergence with purging, and I share some examples of how some people I heard from last week manage their negative thoughts and well how I've also heard, and seen, people NOT doing well on social media and unfortunately out in public!  No matter where you are on this "roller coaster ride", we need to stop judging and focus on doing OUR best.  And, listen in, as I am about to hit a milestone with my podcasts and it's because of YOU - sharing the podcasts with others, so listen in on how 5 people will win $500 in coaching! Again, please, let's KEEP ON KEEPING ON, and take that one step further and help someone else do the same. PS - FREE WEBINAR WEDS, JUNE 1st! I'll talk about pivoting, mindset, strategies, and doing your best Click here to register! Cheers! Sandi
5/18/202014 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast #215: The Final Purge!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast and don't forget to connect with me on Instagram, twitter and Facebook!  OMG! YOU MUST LISTEN IN as this week I did something I've NEVER done... I have a guest giving tips on mindset! Last week's podcast was about purging professionally, which plays off of everyone purging/de-cluttering your homes once we went on lock-down. So, I challenged you to do the same in your professional life! Sort through business cards, file folders, stacks of papers, binders and even contacts in your email and social media. How'd you do? Listen in this week as I share some of what I did, and, yes, I asked Chandra Medina a mental health professional and life coach to give tips on the "last purge" as we begin our "re-emergence".  Mentally, many people are having anxiety and want to stay "quarantined" and that's OK. However, at some point, we must re-open. And, we need to listen to Chandra and use her tips to be able to mentally be ready and able to handle things. Even if "YOU ARE OK", how will you react to someone who doesn't seem to be?  We are still in uncertain times, as we begin to dip our toes back into the outside world, and figure things out. Stay healthy, be smart. And... SHARE THIS PODCAST! :) And, if you're officially laid off, and ready to start your own business, check out my DIY online course: How To Launch a Business in 90 Days. Or, if you're ready to re-launch YOUR business, but need to work on new processes and procedures, click here to check out my (soon to launch) DIY online course, 7 Steps to Update and Create Your Business Plan. Or just click here to schedule session with me.  Let's do this LAST PURGE, get our mindset right and prepare for our Re-emergence! Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
5/11/202011 minutes, 2 seconds
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Podcast #214: Let's Prepare!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening and sharing this podcast with others. I trust you are healthy and DOING YOUR BEST! I hit a new record for downloads and appreciate you for listening! Where are you listening? Which platform? I'd love to hear!  Last week's podcast was about lightening the mood and having fun! Sharing funny stories that I've experience myself, seen and read from others.  And now... it's time. With all of the tentative dates and numbers and plans, I have felt like the first Spring flower that peeks out and gets hit with another hard freeze. So, let's prepare like we are the SECOND round of flowers!  We've all cleaned, purged and organized our homes, cabinets, closets, basements and more! So... why not prepare for the re-emergence in our professional lives? There is so much in our ENVIRONMENTS that don't serve us anymore. We just forget about things, emails, people, etc. Not saying that's good or bad, it just happens! So, listen in for this week's activity challenge. I've done this with clients, and from their responses, it's definitely life-changing! When we get back out there, whatever that looks like, we need to make sure we're organized and ready to KICK-ASS! So... listen in as I give you some challenges to do just that. PURGE. Eliminate what doesn't help you evolve. What isn't allowing you to have that healthy mindset and energy to do more, BE more... ACHIEVE MORE! And, if you can't figure that out, email me! Don't forget, click to check out that I have launched my online courses that can help you get to that next level - whether it's STARTING a business or PIVOTING your current one (launching May 8th) - now's the time to PURGE and get yourself ready for what's next. Cheers! Sandi
5/4/20208 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast #213: Finding Ways to Laugh

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here and for listening and sharing this podcast with others.  I hope you are all healthy and still doing your best to DO YOUR BEST!  In last week's podcast, I shared how I was "over it", tired of all of this - I had just hit a wall and wanted some sort of normalcy. Although this – whatever THIS is – will probably be part of our new routines. The "new for now", really isn't relative because what we had in our past is NOT coming back. Maybe part of it, but we all have to start looking forward! And, what popped into my head during my "I'm tired of this phase", was what I did during the 2008-2010 recession. In this week's podcast I share how I turned what people were expecting MORE of during that very stressful and bleak outlook into a light, interactive and REFRESHING time.  I inserted FUN and LAUGHTER into a what is normally a very report-driven event! People left the event laughing and continued talking about it for a long time. And then, I repeated it that next year when everything was still attempting to recover. In this week's podcast, I share stories of laughter and fun that I've experienced myself, I've seen happen and I've read on Facebook posts.  Even when we're laughing, we're growing and learning! And right now, we all need a little shift in our mindsets to help us prepare for "what's next". I look forward to hearing from you!  Cheers! And, keep DOING YOUR BEST! And, if you are NOT finding the ability to laugh or work through any sort of funk, reach out to me please!  Sandi
4/27/202010 minutes, 2 seconds
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Podcast #212: What Would YOU Rather Do?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening and sharing this podcast with others! Thank you for investing in YOU! I hope this podcast finds you healthy, and well that you are DOING YOUR BEST! I thought I was doing my best, until I went to the grocery. NO! Not to find toilet paper! You'll have to listen in as it was all part of the roller-coaster ride of emotions that we are ALL going through.  In last week's podcast I asked what new routine or habit that you're doing now that you realized you LIKE and will keep - in some form or another once we've been released from quarantine.  I did hear quite from quite a few people! Many are the same... cooking regularly / planning meals isn't as hard as I thought to slowing down and making time for family. We even borrowed some puzzles and well, kind of like it vs staring at yet another movie! And this week, listen in as I get share what I've been working on and how I have pivoted, and how it's gone. Not like I thought it would. So what does that mean? What can I do about it? Nothing? Sit and wait and "hope"? Nope... I have to learn and shift my mindset. What about you? Like this week's podcast image... would you rather try and fail or settle? Don't forget about my ONLINE course "How to Launch a Business in 90-Days". INTRODUCTORY PRICING ($99!) ENDS soon! Click here to preview the modules! The time IS NOW! Are you going to SETTLE for what you have or come out of this KICKING ASS? Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
4/20/202011 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #211: Old Ways Die Hard!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! YES IT IS MONDAY! LOL! I trust you are healthy and not totally confused on what day it is! Thank you again for being here, listening and sharing this podcast.  I'm doing my best... how about you? Remember from last week's podcast, I've translated "Hang in there" to "Do your best". In this week's podcast I talk a bit more about the extension of the quarantine here in California, at least in LA County so far. And yet, how others, including my sister are holding on that it will only be two more weeks. I'd love that as I'd REALLY like to go out for Cinco de Mayo! But, I'm prepared with my margarita and taco and dip recipes.  Yes, I believe some people are accepting the uncertainty and settling into the new routines and others aren't quite there yet. So many people I know have little kids and are figuring out how to be Mom, teacher, house keeper, chef, spouse and yes, some even still working full time! It's all still very SURREAL. Last week's podcast was about new routines/habits and yes, continuing to see who has dusted off old hobbies or talents... and yes to promote the PIVOTING as well as! Listen in as I share how a friend of mine back in Indiana and her husband are used to working at home, but not with THREE kids!  And then this week... oh yes, I'm still practicing what I'm preaching, as old ways won't lead to NEW now will they? So, what are you learning about you and loving about them? Have a healthy week and I look forward to hearing from you! And don't forget, take advantage of the PRE-LAUNCH pricing of $99 for my online course, "90 Days to Launch a Business", because YES, NOW is the time! [even if you've started a business but haven't completed the biz plan... DO IT!] It includes 2 coaching calls with me... just THAT is worth it! :) Cheers! Sandi
4/13/202011 minutes, 6 seconds
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Podcast #210: Time To Accept It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! I hope this podcast finds you healthy!!! I'm sure many of you are like me: stir crazy, bored and on a roller coaster of emotions... daily and sometimes hourly! I have decided to translate the common sayings. Instead of "Hang in there", I am saying, "Do your best"! So, I hope you are doing your best! TIME TO PIVOT. Last week's podcast was about PIVOTING. Dusting off something you've put aside or trying something new. For me, instead of just canceling my in-person workshops launching my online course, "How to Launch a Business in 90-Days" - preceded by the free webinar on Weds., April 8, "The 7 Steps to Launch a Business". I've heard from and read many posts from people that have pivoted in similar ways. How did you? What did you "dust off"? WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER And yes, there still are so many confusing posts and news reports. Stay inside. But wait, the inside air is more polluted than outside. And remember hearing our parents say, "Fresh air never killed anyone!" Ok.... well.... And then I've seen, as I am sure you have, people posting things - like I've been asking about what you miss, will do once we are all "ungrounded", where's the first restaurant you'll go to or vacation you'll take? And then I saw a post from a friend about what she's learned since being laid off with COVID19. You'll have to listen in this week as I share her post as well as what this has "forced" us to change and now do. And what we are really enjoying! Listen in and then tell me! And listen in as I tell you what I MISS THE MOST!! OMG!  And, if you're still in a steady spiral that you can't get out of, email me - let's work together NOW! Trust me... it's a very WEIRD time. DON'T FORGET: If you have NOT started your own business [or written a business plan] join me Weds at Noon EST / 9 PT for the FREE webinar. I mean really... what else do you have to do? Oh yeah kid crap? Put them on the treadmill for few minutes and log on! Have a great week... do your best and I'll SEE you on the other side! [that's my version of "this too shall pass"!] Cheers! Sandi
4/6/20208 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #209: NOW! Is the Time!

HAPPY MONDAY "Quarantined" MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! As always, thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others. Yet another crazy-ass week behind us! How are you doing? If you’re an extrovert like me, you may be going a little more stir crazy than others. I’ll say it – I’M BORED AS HELL! In the last couple week’s, I’ve talked with people who are struggling with getting their kids settled into the e-learning, others who haven’t started yet as they were on Spring Break, so it’s coming! Haha… and those who are now unemployed, had to temporarily close their business and everything in between including friends who are nurses and doctors and even those who work for the Post Office. While I can still work – as I have been coaching virtually for years – this pandemic has greatly affected me as well due to many of my clients closing temporarily. So, we may talk, but not as often. So even I have asked WHAT NOW? I’ve found myself scrolling Facebook and Instagram WAY TOO MUCH! In last week’s podcast I talked about how we are ALL affected by this – no matter what you did / do for a living. It doesn’t matter if you’re still working, working from home, cut hours or now unemployed… we are all affected. We’re all learning and doing things differently. And... we ALL have to pivot. Listen in this week, as I talk about the things I "dusted off" and started doing, even before COVID19 was announced and why I almost stopped and gave up until I thought about why I started my business and how many times I've had to PIVOT. I look forward to hearing from you! And, honestly if you need to talk, email me!  Cheers! Stay healthy and be smart! And, if you're ready to start your own business, check out my online course - launching soon - PRE-LAUNCH price $99! Sandi
3/30/202011 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast #208: Time to PIVOT!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses. WOW! Is it crazy! Surreal is more like it. Last week was full of emotion, at least for me! I hope you are all healthy and learning a bit more about what it's like to be home-bound! As R.E.M sang years ago, "This is the End of the World as we Know It". Thing definitely are different. Whether you own your business or not... Life and Business are forever changed. The last few week's podcast's have been focused, ironically on Simon Sinek's book, "Start With WHY". And, it really is timely as as on now, we are all going to have to go back to our WHY, HOW and WHAT.  Listen in this week as I am honest about how I've felt, and how I feel now. And... THIS PODCAST STARTS YEAR FIVE! Can you believe it? How long have you been listening? Tell me and WIN! This week I share all the titles from 2016 to NOW! So... why keep going? Well, after this shitshow... ask that of yourself.  I look forward to hearing that you are healthy and getting back to your WHY. I'm here for you. Yes, "we're all in this together", but I AM HERE. Email me if you need to talk about ANYTHING! Even if you can't stand the sound of the person breathing next to you! Cheers my friends. I had my week. But... I AM READY FOR THE NEW and I'm ready to help you see that too! Sandi
3/23/202011 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast #207: What's The RESULT of All Of This?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thanks for listening and sharing this podcast with others. Hopefully you are healthy and have toilet paper!  The last couple week's podcasts were about Simon Sinek's book that I recently finished "Start With WHY". Two weeks ago, I asked WHY you do what you do. Last week was HOW - the process. And yes, this week, as we all wonder how we will all survive this crazy-ass pandemic and the effects it is having on our businesses, I ask you to focus on the RESULT of your WHY... WHAT do you do?  This week I share my concerns and as a business owner and Coach... I am right there with you. I have a client who is in her first year of business and this is a very important time for production, and I've met two women who are about to open a business in mid-April. It can be easy to fall into the mindset of worry and questioning. And, I definitely won't discount anyone's fears right now. But, as a Coach, I am doing my best to help people stay focused on the future and suggesting everyone take the time to do what Simon Sinek talks about... truly understand your WHY, your HOW and WHAT... THE RESULT of your WHY. If you need to pivot, add or change products or services, now would be the time. Review Q1 and be ready to continue to be the most resilient group of people I know... ENTREPRENEURS! If anyone knows how to DIG DEEP, YOU DO! Also, THIS WEDNESDAY, March 18th 9am PST, I am hosting a FREE Zoom call for anyone who wants to talk through their fears, challenges, and perhaps help others realize their not alone, as well as share ways they have stayed on-track during challenging times. Click here on Weds to join in!  Have a HEALTHY week everyone. I look forward to hearing from you and SEEING you on Wednesday. Cheers! Sandi
3/16/20209 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast #206: HOW Do You Do What You Do?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being here, listening and sharing this podcast with others. I'm assuming you're sharing... how else are people finding me? Besides me being TOTALLY BADASS!  Yes, last week's podcast was about remembering or figuring out your WHY. Your purpose. Whether it's being in the industry you're in, leading the business you lead, or even own the business you own. WHY? This week I continue down Simon Sinek's path from his book, "Start with WHY".  The next step is really understanding the "HOW"... aka the PROCESS. The actions you taken to realize your WHY! In the book, Sinek says, "People buy because of your WHY".  Yes, there are people who disagree, and that may be you. You may look at two products or talk with two [or more] different people in the same industry and not have a CLUE what their "WHY" is, but you'll buy because.... and that "because" may be financial. But think about it. And, again, think about YOUR WHY.  And this week, listen in as I share MY "how" I do what I do.  If you can't figure out your HOW, let alone your WHY, for the LOVE of all that is GOOD and EVIL... email me. STOP thinking you have to be failing to need a coach or that you don't want to admit you need help! Yes... that's why I've been doing this shit for years! FOR YOU! So let's. Friggn. do. this! Cheers! Sandi
3/9/20207 minutes, 10 seconds
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Podcast #205: Remembering WHY!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, sharing and messaging me when you can't find my podcasts! LOL! In last week's podcast I asked you to rate your level of excitement that you have for your goals. Then, I asked you to make a note of WHY? Why you ARE or AREN'T excited about them.  Why do you think I asked that?  Listen in this week as I reference, as the podcast image suggests, Simon Sinek's book "Start With Why". I just finished listening to the audiobook and it's very timely with what some of the challenges my clients are facing.  Yes, as good as I am, we all still have challenges! LOL! And sometimes, personally and professionally, we need to go back to the beginning, the basics and remember WHY. So, listen in, and then email me or comment and tell me WHY! And, if you can't figure out your WHY, or you need help sharing it with others... email me, it's what I do! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi 
3/2/20207 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast #204: How Excited Are you?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast... and most importantly, investing your time into YOU! Last week's podcast [that doesn't look like it released on all platforms again grrr] was about ACCOUNTABILITY. Did you think about or try any new ways to hold yourself accountable? It's not always easy is it? And, like I talk about with my suggestions on focus with to-do lists, and priorities – there are many options – and you have to find what works for you! Listen in this week as I ask you to try something to check-in on your goals and why or why you aren't holding yourself accountable. This week I am asking you to DIG DEEPER so you can PLAY a HELL OF A LOT BIGGER! Cheers! Sandi 
2/24/20208 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #202: What's Your Motivation?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you again for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And, for your comments, emails and investing the time in YOU! FOCUS! Last week's podcast was about reeling in all the ideas, thoughts and shit swirling around in your head, written down on post-it's and note pads... prioritizing and then attacking! FOCUSING on ONE thing at a time! How'd you do? I did it... sort of! LOL! Listen in this week as I share all that I have swirling around in my head, what's coming, and what is keeping me focused! My MOTIVATION for doing all that I am doing.  Yep... MY WHY!  I look forward to hearing from you as well and, as always, if you can't figure it out, email me, let's do ONE session. I guarantee I can help you focus! And how about this... once we're done, you pay me based on the value. Try me. What do you have to lose? Have a very focused and motivated week! Cheers! Sandi
2/10/20207 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast #201: Time to [RE] Focus!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast and for your comments and input! On this day, seven years ago,  I decided it was time to FOCUS purely on COACHING and started Growing Forward! Fitting as today's podcast theme is about just that... FOCUS! Last week's podcast was me asking you "What's Next"? Many of you, including me had LOTS of ideas, got excited and did a great deal of research. I LOVE IT! I, myself, watched three webinars, have tons of post-it®notes of ideas on my door, and note pads full of concepts for an app, [YES AN APP!], an online course, and in-person and virtual via Zoom coaching accountability group. I heard from others that, “What’s Next” is “waiting on results from some tests”, another was “ramping up training”, and one other was, “creating my own mentoring program”! Then I realized, I needed to reel it in! How about you? Listen in this week as I talk about WHY I got you thinking about what's next and, then really... WHAT'S NEXT! And a little surprise, with it being my Work-Aversary, the first 7 [for my seven years] people to answer the challenge, will get a FREE 1-hr coaching call! Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
2/3/20207 minutes, 14 seconds
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Podcast #200: Yes, It's Time!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! I'm happy to hear that the tech issue is fixed and hopefully you've all gotten caught up!  Do you realize this is WEEK #200?! 200 weeks IN. A. ROW! No skips, subs or reuses. I'm pretty damn proud of myself! And, I hope that you realize it's because of you messaging me and me seeing the downloads that keeps me going?! So for that, I THANK YOU!  And now... WHAT'S NEXT? What's next for me. For you?  I know. I know! For love of all that's funny and tasty, why am I already asking you "What's next"? Well, because the dust has settled and now it's time to get your ASSES IN GEAR!  It's time to BE CHALLENGED. To challenge YOURSELF and take that next step. To REALLY do what you "said" you'd do! I mean, what does your 30-day goal say? Have you achieved? Made progress?  Last week's podcast was about FACING YOUR WAVE - staring down any challenges you have previously avoided and understand you must face them.  And this week, listen in as I share what's NEXT for ME. It's going to be a BLAST! And then I want you to accept the challenge I give you. And, together we will FACE the WAVES! Have a BADASS week! Cheers! Sandi
1/27/20208 minutes, 45 seconds
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Podcast #199: Are You Ready to Face Your "Waves"!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! After finding out there had been an error with the podcasts since #196, I am hopeful that you all can hear this now and appreciate everyone who contacted me to let me know! NOW... if you haven't yet, go back to 196 and catch up and then come back! And then listen in as the little girl in the podcast image was my inspiration for this week. She had NO FEAR and she FACED HER WAVES! Click here to watch a 1 minute video of how she "faced her "waves"! Listen in this week as I continue to talk about the importance of your Word of the Year and how it will help you not just start your year off strong, but as you face the rest of the year, it will help you FACE YOUR "WAVES"! Don't forget - for all my listeners, I'm holding a ZOOM "Ask Sandi" session on Tues, Jan 28th 6pm EST/3pm PST I hope you will join in!  Click here to register!  Pre-registration is required! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
1/20/20207 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast #198: Understanding the Importance

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others, and especially for giving me the motivation to continue! Last week's podcast was about choosing not just your Word of the Year, but writing a sentence using that WORD. Creating your Mantra for the year.  In this week's podcast, I share an example of how a clients' word for 2020 not only aligns with her goals, but how important it is to her mindset, and how she's already using her WORD to help her get back on-track! And, I've created something new! I'm super excited about this! I'm using MY word ELEVATE, and will be hosting a [free] POCAST LISTENER "Ask Sandi" Zoom Session!  WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 28th. 3:00 p.m. PST HOW: YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! Click here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/NoMoreExcusesPodcast WHY: Meet other listeners! [We'll do brief intro's!] Discuss Monday's podcast theme! [or others!] Ask me a business/coaching question! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
1/13/20209 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #197: Choose It. Live By It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Yes, it's 2020, the first FULL week of January and the NEW year! Cheers to you making it through the Holidays and celebrating! Last week's podcast [#196] was all about what are you CELEBRATING! The ONE thing that you kicked-ass on in 2019. Whether it was a mindset shift, a decision, or a goal - I'm confident you all found at least ONE thing, didn't you? This week I talk about the difference between Resolutions and Goals. I discussed it every year and I share why people fall short on them.  And, now it's time to CHOOSE! Your WORD OF THE YEAR that is! Listen in this week as I share the activity on how I chose my word, and the worksheet I createdthat I use with my clients.  Doing this activity will help you think deeper than just "choosing a word". I also talk about my conversation with my Mentee, Sherice and what she does with her WORD! It inspired me to think more about my WORD and how I WILL LIVE BY IT this whole year! The word you choose should truly resonate with you, align with your GOALS, and even more important, help you stay grounded and focused when facing frustration or tough decisions. Yes, a WORD of the YEAR should be that powerful.  I look forward to hearing from ALL of you BADASSES! And don't forget, you can click here to sign up for my 20 weeks for 2020 Coaching Program. This is 50% off my normal rate. [I must be drunk!] Cheers to KICKING off 2020 STRONG! Sandi
1/6/20208 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast #196: Let's Celebrate YOU!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your network! Thanks to listener Adam for choosing to listen to this podcast after he found the Top 20 podcasts article on Flipboard, and that Oprah and Tony Robbins share the list with ME!  Last week’s podcast was about ONE thing. One thing you would DO, NOT do, let go of, look forward to or even get caught up on during this holiday time. What did you come up with?  Listen in this week as I share what I heard from some clients and listeners and how powerful the number ONE really is! And then THIS week... WOW the last TWO days of December and 2019. It's time to celebrate! As you listen in, I share what I had written down on my FINISH THE YEAR STRONG worksheet, and what I am celebrating and why! As well as my clients and listeners! Like BADASS Kelly who texted me on Friday saying she didn't just hit her goal, she PASSED IT. And just two weeks ago, she had a good ways to go! And, If you think you've had the shittiest of years and have nothing to celebrate, email me now - I guarantee I'll help you find that ONE THING that you can! Have a great week and Cheers to the NEW YEAR! Sandi
12/30/20196 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast #195: Let's Focus On It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuse! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast! Don't forget to tag me when you share it! Last week's podcast theme was the Power of One. One client, connection, introduction, shift of your mindset to reframe your disappointment and see what really DID happen vs. focusing on what didn't. This week we're going to continue talking about ONE thing as we stare down the last full week of December and 2019!  Are you ready?  This week is full of traveling, gifts, parties, family, could be some chaos, and hopefully some relaxation! Listen in this week as I share what the members of one of my monthly accountability group will be doing as well as myself! We have eight days left in December. What does it look like for you? What's ONE thing that will help you finish even STRONGER? Yes. I'm beating this horse still! It's time to put you first.  Listen in and then email me or post in the comments section! Have a great week and a very Merry Christmas or Holiday that you celebrate! And yes, there's a chance to WIN again this week! Cheers! Sandi
12/23/20197 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast #194: It Only Takes ONE!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your network! Thanks again to FEEDSPOT.com. If you didn’t listen last week or see the post, this podcast was voted #6 of 20 TOP motivational podcasts! And thanks again to everyone of you who come back week after week and listen and share the podcast with your friends, colleagues, family. I really appreciate it! Last week’s podcast was about LETTING GO of expectations and celebrating what DID happen! In this week's podcast I share some examples of how I helped people shift their mindset. Listen in this week as I talk about: THE POWER OF ONE. One shift of your mindset. One new client. One phone call. One conversation. One connection. One introduction. One change. One Choice. With only two weeks left in the year, it’s your turn. Listen in and then share in the comments section or email me!  Have a great week, and if you can’t figure it out, I would encourage you to sign up for my 20 weeks for 2020 (there’s a 10 week version for you who aren’t quite sure)! Cheers! Sandi
12/16/20199 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #193: Let Go & Celebrate!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your network! This week I’d like to thank FEEDSPOT.com for sharing that I was voted #6 of 20 TOP Motivational Podcasts! You can read more by clicking here about the rankings, and now, I’m going to RELISH in being #6 and, the fact that people are listening, and more importantly they feel like it’s relative! Now THAT will help me finish 2019 strong! It’s always fun to get good news, isn’t it? This week I share an example of my OWN! For the kick-off of B!TCHEZ & BOOZE Orange County, where I had set expectations up based on an outcome I wanted for others! And how I was frustrated and disappointed at first. Like in podcast 191, I mentioned it’s hard to be in the “thankful mindset” all the times, but it does help you feel better when you focus on what’s going well. And when I received the email about being voted onto the Top 20 Motivational Podcasts list helped me shift my energy! When you hold onto expectations, which stems from a perfectionistic mindset, it can cause you to be frustrated AND disappointed, and that’s probably why some items on your goal sheet didn’t get done in the past! So this week it's all about LETTING GO and CELEBRATING! Fitting as we begin to close out the year and set up new goals. Listen in and I look forward to hearing from you! AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY 20 WEEKS TO KICK OFF 2020 PROGRAM! Only 5 spots left! 2020 is around the corner... are you ready? Click here for details and to RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Have a great week and take time to CELEBRATE! Cheers! Sandi
12/9/201910 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast #192: You Got This!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your network! A special shout out to Brent Thompson in San Diego and Stephen Andert in Arizona, I appreciate you listening and commenting on posts!   That’s what it’s all about right?! And WOW it’s Dec. 2nd! Only FOUR full weeks left in 2019. For those regular listeners, based on last week’s podcast and posts, did you give yourself permission to breath? Did you give yourself permission to indulge? To do something you haven’t been because you felt you needed permission – you needed someone else to say “it’s ok”? Now you can put that goal on your 2020 PLAN because you realize you WILL achieve that goal as you only needed permission from YOU! As I shared last week, many of the responses I heard were about mental and physical health – not being able to “find time” to work out, read a book, have quiet time, friend time, just time to take a breath. I get it! With the move and time difference, I’ve had to “give myself permission to adjust my workouts and other personal “tasks”. What about YOU? What’s on your FINISH THE YEAR STRONG worksheet for this week? What RESULTS are you playing for? Listen in this week as I talk about the results I am playing for this week and how it will help me. And how is all of this aligning with your Word of the Year? The next four weeks will be full of holiday activities, some fun, some not so fun. Use your "Finish The Year Strong" worksheet to help you stay focused on having fun and finishing strong as well as what that really means for your overall goal – and if you have a "Word Of The Year" how it’s all tying together. YOU GOT THIS! And if you don’t feel like you do, email me and LET’S TALK! Together we WILL figure it out! Or sign up for the NEW 10 or 20 week results-driven coaching program. For Cyber Monday – it’s 50% off. PRICING IS ONLY GOOD UNTIL Dec 5th! Click here to RESERVE YOUR SPOT! [Only 5 available] or email me for details! Have a BADASS week! Cheers! Sandi
12/2/20199 minutes, 51 seconds
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Podcast #191: You Have Mine!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your network! With this being the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I will say I am truly THANKFUL for all of you! I’m not just saying that as I don’t have time to bullshit around! I will say I’d be MORE grateful if you’d share the podcast on your social media and tag me so I’ll see it! :) After all, sharing, helping, and collaborating is how we all grow isn’t it?! Once you connect with me, message or tag me, and I will follow you back... and give you a shout out! Yes, it is the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S! It’s the beginning of the Holiday madness with family coming in, or perhaps you traveling and kids being out of school. Cleaning frenzies, cooking, baking, shopping and decorating. Black Friday. Cyber Monday and lots of Christmas music and movies! This week is also the week, like I mentioned earlier, to be THANKFUL. People tend to reflect on what they’re thankful for. And it can be hard to be thankful all the time can’t it? Especially when shit’s going sideways! Unexpected car repairs and other b.s. expenses (We’ve had thousands of unexpected expenses since our move, so I’m feeling it personally). No matter what is happening, including it just being the season of slow down for your industry, it can easily take over your mind and screw with your mojo! In last week’s podcast I talked about, yes, the results you’re playing for to finish the year strong, and your homework was to think about how you are / your business / career are DIFFERENT from Jan 1s to now. What did you come up with? I heard from Nicole from Rhode Island – she stopped her side business to refocus on family, friends and HER health and many others that I mention in this week's recording. Again, what about you?  Last week I also talked about my monthly group – that’s where the question came from as we were discussing their 2020 goals. It came to realization that they needed "PERMISSION"! Sometimes we need someone to say, “it’s ok to.... [fill in the blank].   Listen in this week as I talk about how my clients received, and were now given "permission" to do things like workout, read a book, put themselves first and more! And, as always, email me or post in the comments section about the question of the week! THANK YOU AGAIN! I hope you can sense how truly grateful I am to have people listening after 191 weeks! Cheers! Sandi
11/25/201910 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast #190: Do You Know?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! I appreciate you being here, for listening and for sharing this podcast on your social media so youcan help others learn and grow as well! Last week’s podcast was about asking for help so you can truly finish the year strong. Doing the weekly action activity, that I gave to you last week as homework, can help you see if you are or are not getting the results you desire and if not... WHO can help? WHAT do you need? And now we have six week to go people! And we’re playing for RESULTS! Yes, many of my clients tend to be overachievers, and they aren’t quite sure about the “playing” shit! LOL! So, we’ve had to talked through some examples, and here’s one of mine: Week of Nov 4th, the RESULT I was playing for: Start building my network here in HB. Action 1: Network  Action 2: Create a MeetUp group Action 3: Post in the HB Facebook groups about who I am / new here WHAT HAPPENED: I met three people in person from the MeetUp group, I have at least seven new FB friends, have had coffee with one, 52 Members of the MU group and two have asked to meet to discuss using my coaching services! Week of Nov. 11th, I was back in Indiana and the RESULT I was playing for: Reaffirm relationships with clients & have a successful B!tchez & Booze event. Action 1: Connect with more people at B&B Action 2: Get clients set up with the 6-week FINISH STRONG program Action 3: Provoke great conversation with clients WHAT HAPPENED: You’ll have to listen in! And you'll have to listen in to hear what RESULTS I want to play for THIS week! This activity helped me, as well as my clients, think less tactically and discover the deeper meaning behind “order Christmas cards” and “read a non-business book”! And maybe you see that you can achieve MORE! PLAY BIGGER! So... from last week’s challenge: what would help you? I heard, “I need a BADASS assistant”, and “a couple more team members”and even, “I need a day to do nothing!” Yes, finishing strong can mean taking a breath! The Holidays can be emotional and taxing on top of your last PUSH to achieve your goals, and you can’t get there if you’re not functioning at 100% can you?! But how do you know if you’re exhausted, overwhelmed and just powering through or actually need help? Again, listen in as I share more examples, including last Friday when I was in Indiana at my monthly accountability group I facilitate, and how through discussion, I helped them see ALL what they had accomplished so far by asking them to answer ONE question! And I want you to answer that as well! And then don’t forget to follow me on social media so you can continue to think deeper and work on finishing your year strong! And if you can’t figure it out, would you just click here to email me and LET’S TALK! We WILL figure it out! Have a great week and let’s keep PLAYING FOR RESULTS! Cheers! Sandi
11/18/20198 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #189: It's The Only Way Sometimes!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! I appreciate you being here, reading this, listening and sharing with others! Especially for taking the time to invest in you! Your comments, emails and messages keep me going as well! And thanks to listener Lyndsey Kemp out here in Cali! I appreciate you listening and look forward to hearing from you! Time is ticking away isn’t it? Seven weeks left in 2019, and WOW, people are doing amazing things! Not just my clients, but everyone I've heard from. And, of course not everyone is on-track, and yes, there’s been many ups and downs, twists and turns, shifting and pivoting! But... not stopping! It’s been great hearing how all of you are committed to FINISHING THE year STRONG! You know, as a runner I do comparisons to running a lot and, well, life is like running a race on a path you aren’t familiar with. I remember one race, where I had been going uphill for a long time – so much so that my lower back was starting to hurt. I had looked at the course online and thought that hill should have been over, and, then I turned a corner and could see that everyone ahead of me was still going uphill! I was discouraged. I thought to myself, “When does it stop? When will it flatten out?” I had two choices at that moment. And I chose to dig deeper and I did NOT stop! I surprised myself a little that day. What about you? When have you surprised yourself? When have you thought to yourself, “I thought this would be easier?” Haha... haven’t we all? No matter if it’s writing a proposal, working out, running a race, learning to cooking something new, interviewing, speaking, presenting... haven’t we all thought things from both ends of the spectrum – for example, “I thought that would be easier – I thought that I was prepared?” to “WOW, that was easier than I thought!” Sometimes, no matter what it is, it’s hard. It hurts. It’s tiring. But I focused on the RESULT that I wanted! Last week’s podcast [#188] was about DIGGING DEEPER by planning out the last eight weeks of 2019. I asked you to write down the dates of each week, and the desired RESULT you wanted to PLAY for! Then envision it. Dig deep. And then create your action steps more intentionally! How’d you do? At the end of each week, review what’s happened. What’s worked, and why and what’s not worked and why. Make adjustments. Again, remember the quote: “If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never change the goal.” Now, seven weeks left. How are you feeling? What are you thinking? And, here’s the biggie... what do you need help with?  Life is a team sport. What is it that you need to help you FINISH THE YEAR STRONG? I know, I know. It’s the Holidays. Everyone’s “busy”. What other bullshit excuse do you have that will keep you from asking for the HELP you need? Listen in this week as that's what I am doing here with you on this podcast... getting you to DIG DEEPER as that’s sometimes what it takes to be able to ask for the help you need. You do want to achieve goals don’t you? You do want to have more fun with life, right? You probably want to be able to help others as well, so, why wouldn’t YOU ask for help so you can get to that next level. Sometimes we’re not equipped to finish what we started. It’s ok to ask for help. Trust me, I’ve learned to ask for help a lot. Especially with this move. But it took me awhile to learn HOW and WHO. This week, listen in and then email me or post here what [or what] can help you FINISH STRONG? And if you just aren’t sure, set up a time to chat, I’m sure I can “hear” the challenges, and together we can create the solution! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
11/11/20198 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #188: There's Still Time!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast to allow others to hear it that may not be subscribed! Don't forget to connect with me on social media and message me!! I appreciate you! November is here! There are eight weeks left in 2019! WOW! You've done the hard work, put in the effort, but you can't stop now! But... what you CAN DO is CELEBRATE your EFFORTS, take a breath and make sure your priorities are in-check! The holiday season is fast approaching, so let's make sure you are set up for success, so you can ENJOY them, and have fun with family, friends, colleagues! I've said this is many podcasts and client sessions, "If you're not 100%, how are you showing up for others?" In the last week, I've sent one client on vacation, had another schedule date night, reminded another to make Friday night about HER and CELEBRATED with two others for taking time for themselves and they didn't feel guilty about it! At the end of the 58 days left in 2019, will you be happy where you are at that point? Let's break it down week-by-week. Let's get INTENTIONAL about the RESULTS you want to PLAY for! Yes, I said PLAY! Let's have some fun the last eight weeks and for those who listen in and email me what their assignment is [BY WEDS, NOV 6], one person will win weekly coaching for these last eight weeks to help them DIG DEEPER to PLAY BIGGER and, they WILL finish the year STRONG... WILL YOU? Take some time to get intentional, think about the RESULTS you desire, not just the tasks you want to accomplish. Remember, I help people REALIZE THEIR BADASSNESS.  Do you know where YOURS is? Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you and receiving your homework! And, I'm more excited to help one more person KICK ASS these last eight weeks. If you can't quite figure it out, email me. Lets' talk! Cheers! Sandi
11/4/20197 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #187: How Are You Being Intentional?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! I appreciate you reading this, then listening and sharing the podcast link with others! That way, you're helping others invest in themselves as well! And yes, helping me live up to my "word of the year"... EXPAND! It's the last week of October, and Halloween week! This year will be different for us, yet again another CHANGE! We're used to hosting or attending Halloween parties and really enjoy dressing up and getting into character! We're also used to handing out candy and enjoying the little kid's costumes, but with our condo that's not able to happen due to it being a gated community.  What about you? What's TRADITION for you? What do you do for Halloween or around this time?  We're also used to handing out candy and enjoying the little kid's costumes, but with our condo that's not able to happen due to it being a gated community.  MORE CHANGE... right? I've talked a lot about it the last few weeks, and last week specifically was about WHAT'S NEXT after you stop resisting change and start embracing it! Like I mentioned last week for me is to "Build My Brand" here in California. A couple other examples I heard were, "Get a new job" and "Focus on getting healthier". They seem simple: Market, apply, diet... right? Not so much! You'll have to listen in as I share with you what I have and am doing, as well as the suggestions I gave the other two. As you determine WHAT'S NEXT, you can be more intentional with your actions. This will allow you to DIG DEEPER so you can PLAY BIGGER, AND finish the year STRONG! Which is what we're going for here isn't it?! I look forward to hearing from you, and don't forget about my 6-WEEKS To SUCCESS program! It kicks off Nov. 18th! I am only accepting 5 people and have three spots left, so click here to claim your spot! Sometimes traditions end and changes are "forced upon us" to help us get out of the rut we didn't realize we were in.  Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
10/28/20197 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #186: Change of Course

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! I appreciate you being here, reading, listening and sharing this podcast! I’d like to ask, what’s your main reason for continually listening? Email me and tell me, post in the comments or message me on social media [you have connected with me... haven't you?!] Can you believe it’s October 21st already? Over halfway through the month, for me: One week into being 50 and, almost one month [3 days shy of] into this new adventure of moving from Indiana to California! It’s definitely redefining me! A great deal of transition – stress – anxiety during this time. However, time management – sticking to a schedule helped me stay focused from the beginning when we found out we were moving, to scheduling construction, the house going up for sale and all that goes with that on to the packing, cancelling services, talking with friends and clients on to the actual move! Like I've mentioned in the last few podcasts during this mania, making sure you're set up for success! From cleaning up your environment to checking progress on your goals and from making the changes to finish strong to really envisioning the results you want from achieving the goals.  Allowing yourself to grow, working hard, but giving yourself permission to enjoy, play and learn! Yes, that sounds a bit "soft" for me, but hey, it's how you REALIZE YOUR BADASSNESS! I realized mine during this move, that's for sure! And now that our "shit" is here, we've been able to rearrange our furnished condo and replace some of their stuff with ours and, well... get settled in.  Listen in this week as I talk about, and ask you how you've achieved some goals. What's changed on purpose, and perhaps changed for you. How one of my goals was achieved by this move... even when "move to California" was NOT on my "plan"! I look forward to hearing from you on how you're finishing the year strong! AND... FYI - I've created a 6-Week to Success Virtual Program! I'm only taking 5 people on for this program. It's going to be a POWERFUL & INTENSE six weeks of coaching, goal setting, strategic planning as well as reviewing your year and making sure you FINISH STRONG! To claim your spot, click here and use LISTENER for $100 off! And, if you're struggling with finishing the year strong, email me, let's set up a time to talk! Together, you WILL finish strong! Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
10/21/20196 minutes, 37 seconds
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Podcast #185: Can You See Them?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, sharing this podcast via your social media outlets. If you’re new to my podcast, welcome and thank you for being here. For those of you who’ve listened weekly, you’ve done the hard part! The review of your year [well, I hope you have!] If not, go back to podcast #183. Looking into your environment – the WHO and WHAT in your world and clean it up! Make the changes necessary and allow the space for new opportunities – new adventures and then upgrading your environment so you’ll have the tools to make you successful! Do you need staff? A new mic and laptop [like me!]? New running shoes, outfit, desk or even a car? It could be something simple like a more comfortable chair or décor to help you enjoy your space more! What can help you be more efficient? Productive? Effective as a business owner –leader – parent – spouse? What if money was no object? How would you upgrade your environment then? At the monthly women’s CONNECTing event, B!TCHEZ & BOOZE I help facilitate in Indiana [and soon to launch in Orange County, CA] I asked that question to the attendees. We heard, "An office with windows", and "an assistant" among other things! So... how would you? How will it help you finish 2019 STRONG? Keep that vision handy! Write it down, put it on your vision board or in a journal. Really think about it! Do you have a good vision? Like I talked about and asked in last week’s podcast, “how have you grown so far this year?” Growth can happen both literally and figuratively, so don’t think just in dollars! Money is a RESULT of your actions and growth. Listen in this week as I get you to think about the RESULT of these potential upgrades. What additional GROWTH would happen from digging deeper so you can PLAY BIGGER?!? What MORE can you do? What MORE do you want? Tell me! Email me or post here in the comments section. I asked many of my clients that question and got an array of answers. Again, try to think BIGGER and not so literally! I look forward to hearing from you. And if you can’t seem to pull a bigger vision together or think you have “all you need”, contact me. Let me help you see what you MORE YOU CAN DO! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
10/14/20197 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #184: What's Come From All Of It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you once again for reading this, deciding if you're actually going to listen in and then sharing the podcast with others on your social media!  I'm flying back to Indy today for a week of events - the B!tchez & Booze CONNECTing event we do as well as clients, and a fun photo shoot with my high school friends - we're all turning 50! [I'm not quite there but this is when we could do it!] Beth Quinn is our photographer, so I'm excited to see the end result! Being here for two weeks now, on one hand I feel pretty settled in and on the others, with not having the stuff off the moving truck yet, I feel a bit chaotic. I just want my printer!!! LOL!  As the last few week's podcasts have been about cleaning up your environment, purging [for me to pack] and then allowing the change to create adventure! And last week's podcast was about upgrading your environment. The who and what in your world. That actually came from my coaching class I'm taking for my [re]certification. I thought it was ironic that the professor was talking about it and timely! Listen in this week as I talk about two solo-entrepreneur's who told me they were doing the same thing with upgrading their environment! From some changes, they realized what they needed help with and asked! And what stems from making the upgrades?  Considering that we are officially in the 4th Quarter, let's take time to reflect on all of that. The changes, the opportunities/adventures, the additional changes, the upgrades... and what it has meant for YOU and your business/career: GROWTH!!  Growth, like other things [change] can be scary and exciting! But you have to be willing to step out of your fuzzy-slippered comfort zone and take risks for it to happen! Are you willing? I look forward to hearing from you after you listen in this week and let me know!  Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
10/7/20196 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast #183: Change Causes It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening week after week! And for sharing this podcast with others. Thank you for taking the time to invest in YOU! The last few week's podcasts have been about change, adventure and what that brings... MORE CHANGE!  So, what changes have you made? Or do you want/need to make? What new ADVENTURES do you want to have? Or have you had since making changes? Many of you know I made a HUGE change by moving from Indiana to California! And now it's about settling in! I've never lived outside of Indiana. Many people have asked why it was so important for me to "get out". Perhaps it's my adventurous spirit – curiousness that wasn't being fulfilled? Maybe the feeling of wanting more? The need to PLAY BIGGER? Perhaps a little bit of all of it. What I do know for sure is that one week into this ADVENTURE has created more changes. Listen in this week as I talk about the changes I'll need to make to UP MY GAME and what I asked my clients last week and challenge YOU with doing the same! We all need a little UPGRADE from time to time! And, well, change can force that to happen can't it, like MORE change!?! Kind of keeps you on your toes! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi  
9/30/20197 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast #182: We All Need A Little

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses!  I will preface this by letting you all know this week I am coming to you from the car! So if the podcast sound quality is different, and probably even cuts out a couple times, just know that I was in my car recording and, well, shit happens when you’re not in your usual “comfortable” space!! This week’s podcast is also a bit shorter with the traveling! But hey – I haven’t missed a week in 181 weeks, why allow a little move across the country stop me now! BIG CHANGES are happening! Yes, after the last few weeks of chaos with purging, packing and moving, I’m finally on “the other side!” And recalling last week’s podcast about cleaning up the who/what in your environment, it’s time for a new adventure! I shared that I had to remove someone from my environment as well. Think about it as a Spring cleaning! What do you truly need to hold onto and what [or who] no longer serves you. Thank it. Bless it and release it! Listen in this week as I talk more about your personal “ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP”. And then, your next BIG ADVENTURE! If you’re bogged down, you don’t have the space to allow for new do you? Again, thinking about when you open the windows, move things around, throw things away, and think about the new possibilities. I do quarterly goal check-ups with clients, so why not ENVIRONMENTAL check-ups as well?! Also, I will have some other NEW ventures to go along with my new ADVENTURE, so please click here to subscribe to my youtube channel as I’ll be adding in some LIVE streaming, and a new channel called B!tch, Please!, as well a 6-Week to Success group coaching program via Zoom! [Email me for info] Shewy, lots of changes, lots of fun things! Again, listen in this week, make those changes and then post in comments or email me to tell me what’s your next BIG ADVENTURE? Have a great week full of change and see what new adventure comes along! Cheers! Sandi
9/23/20194 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast #181: DO YOU... BE YOU!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, for sharing the podcasts with others (you do share this don't you??!!), AND for connecting with me on social media - like this week's shout out to Stephen for connecting with me on social media! Whew! It's been a week! With the move creeping closer, and all the work we had to have done, and FAVORS we had to call in to make this happen, it's been chaotic and emotional! I've seen the BEST in people - with their support and encouragement, and unfortunately I saw the WORST in someone who I thought was a friend and colleague show their lack of support and understanding! The last couple week's podcasts have been about finding people who bring out your best. Who help you BUILD your confidence, even if they are playing "devil's advocate"! Remember, someone playing devil's advocate is purely to help you do your due diligence and think deeper so you can play BIGGER! It's about finding the supportive "WHO" in your environment, and clearing out the negative nellies! And, as I discovered last week... there are those that do NOT support you, understand or know how to have clear communication.  Listen in this week as I talk about my recent experience with someone who I immediately removed from MY environment. And about a friend who was attacked personally and professionally. It's really like being bullied as adults.  It's a shame, as it shouldn't happen at ANY age! But it's key to NOT get deep into it. You have to realize sometimes people do this because of their own lack of confidence, their fears and most importantly THEIR lack of accomplishing much of anything! It's hard to shift that mindset and realize it's NOT you. And, to keep doing YOU. BE YOU! And to not allow anyone take that from you. You reputation precedes you, and it also will be around long after YOU are gone. [So make sure you know what it looks like!] This week, continue to purge your environment. Who's in there? Who's supportive? Who's saying SHIT about you behind your back, about your integrity?  It's time to evaluate. But don't go there! Don't let it consume you. Remember misery loves company, and you don't deserve that and they don't deserve YOU! Have a great – drama-free – week! BE. DO. YOU! Cheers! Sandi  
9/16/20198 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast #180: Is It Time To Purge?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and for sharing this podcast with others! I'm excited that you are here and investing in YOU! Last week's podcast was to get you thinking about who has helped build you up and build your confidence. And perhaps who YOU have helped do the same. As I mentioned last week as well, confidence can be and SHOULD BE contagious! If you came up empty last week on WHO has helped you, are you sharing or asking for advice or input? Or perhaps you have in the past and all you received was negative opinions vs. genuine support? That happens some times. And then what do you do? You probably stop sharing. You stop trying to do something new. You may have ideas, goals and dreams hiding away for fear that this person was right and it was a "dumb idea".  Here's the thing you need to think about and determine: Was this person playing devil's advocate or just being negative? It's hard to tell the difference sometimes, because we all know that sometimes the truth hurts, doesn't it? Listen in this week as I give you ways to try to determine that. And also, again look at WHO is in your world... your ENVIRONMENT. Do you need to do a little "spring cleaning" on the people in your life? Many times we have to let people know that their advice isn't what you were seeking, because their advice is just their negative opinion and it's not helpful.  We can't expect to always hear sunshine and rainbows from everyone, but we sometimes have to determine who we share what with for the sake of finding real advice! And, we all know that one person... don't we?! The one who isn't achieving much on their own, so their own fears get spread to you! So, look deeper into that in your world. AND, if you've had an idea, goal or dream poo-poo'd, perhaps it's time to dust it off and find someone to play devil's advocate and help you really think about the HOW and get you to dig deeper to develop your WHY behind it. Share that dusty idea in the comments section or email me! I look forward to hearing from you! And, as always, if you don't feel you have anyone you can share with, email me, as playing devil's advocate IS my "job"!  Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
9/9/20196 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast #179: Can You Share Yours?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you again for listening, for your input and for sharing this podcast. AND for connecting with me on social media! I love hearing from listeners – clients or not it's exciting to connect and see on Facebook and Instagram people loving what they do! Letting their BADASSNESS she brightly! It's contagious! It's like when you hear someone laughing – you know the kind, a big, genuine belly laugh! The kind that makes YOU laugh! Letting your BADASSNESS shine, and sharing your confidence and success should be the same!  Too many people I know still live in the "I wish I would have" world and I hate it for them. Last week's podcast was about confidence, but also NOT doing something due to lack-of confidence or perhaps someone poo-pooed your idea. I heard from a couple people who shared something they have always wanted to do but haven't because of that. And the two women are ones I consider total BADASSES! Sometimes it's timing, but many times that timing comes from your support system – your environment – the "who" in your world. Think about a time when you weren't confident or sure about doing something, and you shared your dream/goal/idea with someone. Did they ENCOURAGE or discourage you? Playing devil's advocate can be good [I get paid to do that!], but is that what they are doing, or are they just not being supportive due to their own lack of confidence? I've heard from lots of people that they tend to NOT share their dreams with others for that exact reason... afraid of what they will hear. You'll have to listen in this week to hear about the comment I received from my mentor, Hazel. How her support is the reason I am a Coach and I am where I am today! But not everyone has that support in their life.   Her comment is what has kept and keeps me going when I've struggled. What about you? What keeps you going? I look forward to hearing from you!  And, if you don't have the confidence to take that step or aren't sure how you can keep going, email me! Let's talk!! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
9/2/20197 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #178: How Much Do You Have?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and for sharing your comments... AND for sharing this podcast on your social media outlets! I help people realize their BADASSNESS! And that's what last week's podcast was all about – realizing when you felt like a BADASS! Do you remember when? For me it was when I ran my first half-marathon! I nailed the time I wanted and just felt confident the whole race. CONFIDENCE. That IS your BADASSNESS! Everyone has it, it just sometimes – for whatever reason – hides. We have to learn to let it out no matter what has happened. No matter how many times you've been rejected or feel dejected. It's hard to do that and it's scary sometimes. I help many of my clients with building their confidence. Even if they make lots of money and on the outside appear to have their shit together! Can't find yours? Don't feel like you have much of it? I've heard MANY people say "I wish I had as much confidence as her/him!" I was once told I exuded the confidence of a privileged white male! LOL right? REALLY? I'm not 100% sure what that meant, but I just said "THANK YOU!" What about YOU? On a scale of 1-10, where does your confidence level fall? Or does it depend on what you're doing? Stepping out of your fuzzy-slippered comfort zone can be scary and necessary to help you build your confidence! Listen in this week as I talk more about how your confidence changes as you do things you're comfortable doing or, like me... going against the "norm".  Remember, failure is temporary and regret is forever.  Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Not feeling very confident? Email me - let's set up a time to talk about why! Cheers! Sandi
8/26/20196 minutes, 11 seconds
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Podcast #177: Let It Shine!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! I also look forward to you connecting with me on social media. Just make sure you send me a message so I know you are a listener! As you may know, I help people find their BADASSNESS! Didn't know that? Well, now you do! Where is yours? Do you even know? Perhaps it's popped it's head out here and there. Maybe your Badassness has shined briefly during a talk or presentation you were nervous about giving. Maybe you're new to your job or role at the company and you had to lead a meeting. There are lots of ways that it can peek out! But did you really recognize it and embrace it? Think about when a gymnast sticks a landing. You can see it on their face! The BADASSNESS was shining bright! In last week's podcast I talked about changing your mindset when you're in a tailspin of negativity. I also shared in my weekly social media posts the activities I came across that helped me snap out of mine! I wrote down 10 things I am positive about, and it changed my mindset! What about you? Did you try it? If not... tailspin or not, do it and see how it makes you feel! Once you've pulled it together, it allows your badassness to show itself! Even if for a brief moment.  Listen in this week as I tie in the last couple podcasts conversation about complacency and mindset and how that shift allows your badassness to shine, and THAT is the edge you need to keep from becoming complacent.  As always, there's a quick activity I want you to do, but you have to listen in and the post in the comments section! I can't wait to hear from you... as I really do want to help YOU realize and find your BADASSNESS! Have a BADASS week! Cheers! Sandi  
8/19/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast $176: Just A Little Shift

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and for sharing this podcast on your social media platforms and with others!  In last week's podcast, I talked about getting complacent and what it can do to your success. When things are good, how do you keep that edge? On one hand you deserve a break for working so hard to achieve whatever it is you wanted and just enjoy life for a moment – take a breath – and on the other hand, you don't want to get caught with your pants down! Or blindsided, like my client did! Like I mentioned last week, my client came to me to help her get back ON-TRACK after she had the rug pulled out from under her. She didn't realize she had become complacent and now, after having her comfy life taken from her, she has to rebuild.  And, after just a few months of working with her, she's KILLING IT! It's really fun to see the change. What did she do? SHE SHIFTED HER MINDSET! She went from victim-mode, "why me", excuses, blame and bullshit to GRATITUDE, forward-thinking about "what's next". From "well, what can I do?" to "What I CAN DO, is... !" It happens to all of us! Even the other morning, I went down a spirally negative path! We're in the process of moving, so we're having work done on the house, and it all needs to happen quickly! We weren't getting the responses we needed and they weren't working with the PLAN that it's in my head! It's all happening very fast and, on top of that chaos, our "interim" car we bought has turned out to be a big 'ol P.O.S! I went down to move the car for the roofer and head to the gym, and it wouldn't start. THAT is what set me off! Listen in this week as I talk about what helped me CHANGE MY MINDSET! Obviously something/someone knew what I needed to help, and it did! And it can help you too! We all know someone - many times it's the person you see in the mirror - that if it wasn't for bad luck you'd have no luck at all! Make sure you follow me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  as I will share the article as well as my friends FB post that helped me! And all it took was "A Little Shift!" Have a great week and if you know of someone who fits that scenario, email me, you are NOT alone! Cheers! Sandi 
8/12/20196 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #175: Don't Go There!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! I appreciate you listening, sharing the podcast and your opinion in the comments section and in email!  This week I share a text message from a newer client. Yes, you'll have to listen in to hear the full message! She and I met many years ago. We recently reconnected and her business life changed dramatically. And - we know that means it changed her personal life as well. She thanked me for helping her dig out of the hole she was in, and is now is in such an amazing place! It's exciting to see how she's transformed! I share it with you so you can understand how she dug DEEPER so she can play BIGGER! She got back on-track after this major change in her life, which really blind-sided her.  As I talk about in last week's podcast - not allowing yourself to get complacent. She had. Life was good. Business was good. And then... the sh*tstorm hit! Since we reconnected, she learned to stop blaming others for what happened. She is really in a different place due to just that... OWNING what happened and stop worrying about it - NOTHING WILL CHANGE! It happens. We've all allowed it. I've seen it happen and I've had it happen to me. It's happened to groups of people as well! This group stopped caring. They stopped asking people to visit. "We're big enough!" They were all making money. They were friends. Why bother... until they lost 12 members in less than a year! [They also didn't listen to me!] Sometimes sh*t has to go sideways for you to sit up straight and ask "what the hell just happened?" It's time to pay attention, step out of complacency and continue to build and grow. Listen in this week and I look forward to hearing more about a time when that happened to you. What happened, how'd you fix it... OR are you where my client was a few months ago – not sure HOW to get out of that dark hole so the "fixing" can begin? Email me. Let's talk! Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
8/5/20196 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast #174: Let's Fix This Sh*T!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! It's time for your weekly podcast, No More Excuses! And yes, it's time to STOP the excuses, blame and bullshit and, well, fix this shit! I appreciate you coming back week after week, listening and sharing the podcasts! Trust me after 3 1/2 years of this... I've wondered WHY keep going? Because of YOU! How'd you do last week? Were you nicer to yourself? Were you HONEST with yourself? Did you learn to OWN your SHIT SHOW and stop passing blame? Did you even listen to last week's podcast??!! Friday I had coffee with my favorite man in the world and he gave me a wonderful reminder! [You'll have to listen in!]  It was very timely with the podcast theme, that's for sure! I'd like to hear more from YOU! Sophia from Canada connected with me on Instagram and Nicole in Rhode Island just keeps kicking ASS! She share's a post on her Instagram story, but it's more about how she invested in HERSELF!  And now that you've heard about, and WILL be catching yourself when you start to blame... you're owning your SHIT... what's next?  PRACTICING! Practice telling a honest story! Because, how can you work on what you won't face? I was not always the best at time management. But at some point I realized it - and instead of blaming others, I OWNED IT and I found help!  What about YOU? You can't work on it / fix it until you FACE it! I'm also not saying I don't love who I am... but what I want is to stay relevant, creative and a resource for my clients.  It doesn't matter if it's your health & wellness or business goals, nothing makes you more complacent than not practicing, not staying relevant... achieving a goal and then just being "OK". Listen in this week as I talk about my friend Marion who is anything BUT complacent and to remember "You cannot fix what you will not face," James A. Baldwin Not sure how to "tell and honest story"? Email me! I'll help! Cheers! Sandi
7/29/20196 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast #173: Who Do You See?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! That you for listening and sharing the podcast and connecting with me on all the social media platforms! [Don't forget to message me if you're a listener so I can follow you back!] So what's been going on? Have you taken the time o pay attention to how your reputation precedes you? How your ripple effect affects others? And your work? In last week's podcast I asked you to think about a time when shit went sideways - your monkeys flew out the door - and how did you recover from it? Or are you putting negative ripples out to the universe and just blaming vs. accepting. Everyone has a story, and it's just that... a STORY! An excuse. Perhaps blame. No... probably BLAME! A deflection so that people don't see what's really going on, and, you don't have to face it either! Have you ever noticed when you're disappointed or upset with yourself how you talk to yourself? And you probably won't even look at yourself in the mirror! Think about it! I do it! Especially when I run! [Although right after I wrote and recorded this, I went for a run. I took my own advice and had a peaceful, GREAT run!] Interesting isn't it? I shifted my mindset. But many times if my run isn't going so well, I have one of two conversations with myself - "that's ok... you're still going and you'll get there!" – OR – I can't believe you stopped! What's wrong with you? Are you going to quit everything?!" Yes, I am awful to myself some times! What about you? Well, we have to remember who is REALLY to BLAME. Yes... YOU. ME - ourselves. No one else. Yes, SHIT can happen, your kids, environment, life can cause you to get off-track, but be honest with yourself. Listen in this week as I talk about the TWO THINGS we have to learn to do to help ourselves change our mindset and stop putting our negative ripples. And... more importantly, stop BLAMING others!  Listen in and then email me - let me help you to DIG DEEPER to PLAY BIGGER! Don't think YOU are the problem? Email me your story, and I can help you see the real issue - fear, time management, perfectionism, unhealthy boundaries. It's no one else, but YOU! This week I CHALLENGE you to look in the mirror and see who's really looking back!  Have a very eye-opening week! Cheers! Sandi
7/22/20199 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast #172: Is Yours A Positive One?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing my podcast. And, this week, whoever shares my podcast gets a chance to WIN a set of my 3 books! I'll draw a name on Friday and announce the winner on Monday in Podcast #173! So SHARE AWAY please! Thank you again for your continued investing in YOUR Badassness! WOW! Last week was a "WEEK"! Lots going on – personally and professionally – however on Friday I was talking with someone about all the whacky things that had happened, and she reminded me that Mercury is in retrograde! Well, that makes sense! But... it's not always good! Although the distractions were good that happened Wednesday and Thursday, the result was NOT! I missed calling a prospective client! I know I know... that happens to everyone, but it's NOT normal for me and that's NOT how I want to start out with someone.  There was definitely a glitch with my calendars syncing. (Mercury retrograde), but I did NOT use that as my apology excuse! Life happens – good and bad – and although it was a good distraction, it created a negative effect on my business.  Last week's podcast was about sticking your toe in the water, empowering others and creating a POSITIVE ripple effect. And well, sometimes you can cause the opposite.  For example, in THIS WEEK'S PODCAST, I talk about how a client's lack of time management and allowing her life to become a "shit show" has caused a negative effect on me, on the attendees of the group she's part of and, I'm guessing her customers as well.  YOUR REPUTATION PRECEDES YOU! Your reputation IS your BRAND! How do others perceive it? Are you one that's always apologizing for [fill in the blank]? Or is it a fluke, like a BIG DISTRACTION [and a glitch in the calendars syncing]? Listen in this week and then email me or post in the comments when SHIT WENT SIDEWAYS for you and how you handled it? What kind of ripple effect did it have? And don't forget... SHARE THIS PODCAST [make sure you tag me so I know] or if you email it, just include ME in the email [email protected] to be included in the drawing! I greatly appreciate it! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
7/15/20198 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast #171: What Effect Do You Have?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you to all of you who listen in, share and message me! You have empowered me to continue and, by you reaching out, you have had an effect on ME! It's already the 2nd week of July! It's vacation time for some of you, and others are working, like me! If you're here in 'Merica, I hope you had a fun 4th of July and got your fill of fireworks! And now, it's time to get back to it and, well, as I mentioned in last week's podcast, continue to empower others! Also by understanding how by empowering others, you empower yourself! I've talked about this before, but after 170 consecutive weekly podcasts [that's over three years without missing one!] it has crossed my mind to stop. I've wondered, "Is anyone listening?", "Does anyone care what I have to say?", "Am I helping anyone?" And, as soon as it would cross my mind to stop or perhaps try video, I would get an email or DM saying hi or thanking me for helping them, even saying "You've empowered me to help others!"  And that's what it's all about, right? When I have received those messages, it re-energized me and empowered me to KEEP ON KEEPING ON! Think about it. How have you, or WHO have you empowered? How has it helped you? We don't always realize right away that what we are doing is making an impact. Again, that's the RIPPLE EFFECT! Listen in this week as I talk about how YOU CAN be the "RIPPLE EFFECTOR"!  We all have to play our part in this game called LIFE. And, how you play it does have an effect on others! If you're NOT playing, what are others missing out on?  In this week's podcast, I take you through an activity to visualize the effect you can have on others. I hope you take the time to listen in and realize if you don't "stick a toe in the water", as calm and peaceful as it may be, how that does affect others as well. HELL, I'd love you to do a CANNON BALL! If you are afraid to dip that toe in the water, email me right now! Together we will create RIPPLES!! Have an amazing week! Cheers! Sandi 
7/8/20197 minutes, 19 seconds
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Podcast #170: Are You Willing?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening to this weekly podcast. Thank you for sharing it with others, connecting with me on social media and for investing in YOUR personal and professional growth! Writing and recording these every week helps me as well! I want to give another shout out to my most recent listener [again] - Nicole from Rhode Island! Click here to follow her on Instagram! Why do I suggest you follow her? Because she DID and continues to do what I have been preaching about in the last few podcasts... she changed her mindset which allowed her to get rid of the shit from her past that was holding her back!  All that crap in her head [and could be in yours!] was holding her prisoner and she was living a life of destruction! What do you think that was doing to the people around her? Friends - family - colleagues - anyone offering help? As I talked about in podcasts 165 & 166, operating at 100%, being fully present for whoever is in front of you! When you aren't, they can sense it! Kids sense it – dogs sense it... haven't you every had someone say to you [or you ask someone], "Are you ok?", "Is this a bad time?", or they keep their mouth shut and ask someone else, and you hear it about that way... so who ELSE knows you seem "off"? Listen in this week as I talk about what my Mentor said to me when I went to her for advice on a client! Many times we don't want the help or people won't accept our offer, and it's due to FEAR. Remember how I describe your comfort zone as the "fuzzy-slippered-favorite-t-shirt-and-jeans" world? Yep, well, we like to hang out there because there's nothing to be afraid of in there, is there? Haha, well, listen in as I discuss how STAYING IN your comfort zone can be as self-destructing as stepping out when you don't know who or how to ask for help. Or, when you're holding onto that mindset that will it's not going to go well. [And you use that as a reason to run back in!] This week I give Nicole a HUGE shout out because of some of her posts I saw. Her new mindset, and how her mental shift has allowed her to PLAY BIG, she has created a healthy and happy lifestyle, and is now EMPOWERING others to do the same.  Yes, she's had some negative nellies, but don't we all? We have to remember WHO we are doing this for. [Psst: The answer is YOU!] I look forward to hearing from you - EMAIL ME NOW if you can't take that step, or have someone you've tried to help and won't accept it but you SEE THEIR POTENTIAL!  Remember: "You can't want it more than them!"  Cheers! Sandi
7/1/201910 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast #168: It Can Be Life Changing!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, NO MORE EXCUSES! Thank you for listening, sharing this podcast and connecting with me on social media to continue to build upon your success! Last Tuesday I got back from Vegas and hit the ground running! Although I did some networking while out there, I used the pool-time to clear my head, brainstorm and recharge so I was operating at 100% for my crazy FULL week of client meetings, networking and speaking! What about you? Have you practiced NOT multi-tasking like I talked about in Podcast 165? How have you done? Remember, if you're multi-tasking then you're NOT 100% present. You're also not operating at 100% if you're tired, overwhelmed or stressed out!  And, of course, last week's podcast, I challenged you to change your mindset about "WHAT IF"! Taking it from a negative to a positive. I mention in this week's podcast a few of the ones I heard from.  Mindset is a very tough but POWERFUL tool! It's interesting how a simple shift of your mindset, a change of perception about something can be so LIFE CHANGING! In this week's podcast I talk about a dinner I was at, where one of the people at the table talked about trying a food in his adult years and how mind-blowing it was! How his perception of the food was so wrong. Ironically myself and another woman had experienced the same thing! Hmmmm, what food you ask? You'll have to listen in! It truly is amazing what we hold onto, and how unaware of how much it is holding us back! Yes, something as simple as trying a new food to shifting our thoughts about WHAT IF! Listen in this week as it will get you thinking, and hopefully blow your mind! I look forward to your emails about what has been holding you back / or perhaps you changed your perception about! Have a mind-blowing week! Cheers! Sandi
6/17/20199 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast #167: Which Way Do You Go?

Happy Monday Motivation! Thank you for listening, sharing the podcast and connecting with me on social media to help continue to grow personally and professionally! How'd you do last week living in the NOW? Last week's podcast was all about living in the NOW and when you do, you've WON... right?! How did LIVING IN THE NOW, help you change your thoughts about how to be 100% present and NOT multitasking so you can achieve more?  NOW! Right Here. Right NOW! Where are you while you're listening to this podcast? If you're doing anything else like talking on the phone, texting, answering emails, are you giving ME 100% of your attention? NO! [RUDE!] And how is that benefitting you? How is it fair to ME? What did you miss out on?  Listen in this week as I share an example of how MY multitasking created a domino affect. Continuing to multitask and allowing distractions is inefficient and a waste of time AND money! And also what happened when I started living in the future! How I wasn't giving YOU – my listeners – 100% of my attention, and how the worry and anxiety about WHAT IF's with a future event caused me to get off-track and waste time.  WHAT IF's. They can be a total MIND F*&K if you let it! Again, listen in this week as I talk about what happened in my monthly accountability group when we started talking about WHAT IF's and how, once again you can change your mindset about them!  I look forward to hearing about your WHAT IF's! Cheers! Sandi
6/10/20197 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #166: Right Here. Right Now!

Happy Monday Motivation! Thank you for listening, sharing the podcast and connecting with me on social media to help continue to grow personally and professionally! Last week's podcast was about the negative effects MULTITASKING has on you, your relationships and your business or career! What did you determine? Are you, or WERE YOU a multitasker (until now!)? Did you recognize how it was affecting you?  So, how did you modify your behavior so that you were able to get all the noise out of your head so you're able to focus 100% on your task, project, meeting or client?  I know, I know, there's NEVER a good time to modify your behavior, let alone anything! It's kind of like a diet, isn't it? I'll start "after this project", or "this vacation". "I'll try that out once I have more time!" Hahaha, how do you ever expect to find more time to achieve better results if you don't change things NOW?!?! You'll have to listen in to this week's podcast to hear me talk more about what's behind that resistance to change. What's behind that "It's not a good time...." bullshit excuse! And how by how living in the NOW... you've WON!  Because if you want to achieve MORE, if you want to BE MORE, then when IS a GOOD TIME? Hmmm! If you're struggling with stopping wanting to change the past or worrying about the future, email me and let's set up a time to talk! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
6/3/20196 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast #165: Multitasking is NOT a Super Power!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, sharing the podcast and providing your input / answers to the daily challenges and questions! In last week's podcast I dug deeper into the purpose of creating lists and not just the joy of keeping track of all that you've accomplished! It's to get all the noise OUT of your head so you can reduce your stress and increase productivity! Especially so you can be fully present and pay attention to the person you are meeting with, talking with on the phone or even responding to an email. Are you giving whatever it is you are doing your FULL attention? It can have a negative affect on your bottom line, your relationships and friendships - personally and professionally. If you're constantly mentally distracted, you need to figure out WHY. More than likely it's because you aren't creating lists and prioritizing. If you're overwhelmed, you are trying to do it all. If you're multitasking, how well are you doing each task? MULTITASKING IS NOT A SUPER POWER! In this week's podcast you get to hear me on my SOAP BOX about the negative impact multitasking has on your life, business, career. And in the last few week's podcasts I've talked about how creating lists and being mindful will help you STOP multitasking and start being more productive and successful.  We've all done it. And I've had people BRAG about how GREAT they are AT multitasking. I just shake my head and ask how confident they are that they gave each email, text message, meeting, phone call, report or proposal their FULL attention and there was nothing MORE they could have done, said, created, thought of, asked? Let me say it this way: If you want to achieve MORE... STOP MULTITASKING!  We all have more than ONE thing to do each day, MORE THAN ONE client. It all has to get done, but how without multitasking? Listen in this week, and then post in the comments section or email me what you think about multitasking. Are YOU a multi-tasker? Tell me why you think it works for you! Or, perhaps how you know it's been detrimental to your productivity, but you aren't sure how to prioritize when it ALL has to get done? Let's talk! Have a great, PRODUCTIVE week! Cheers! Sandi
5/27/201910 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast #164: Mind Your Mind!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you again for listening, giving your input and sharing the podcasts.  I'm on my way to the Big Apple right now (New York City just in case!) to facilitate a team building event! I'm excited as this International law firm wants me to make sure I touch on empowerment, being involved in the community and creating a sense of community within the company - being open, respectful and mindful of others opinion! And that ties into this week's podcast! Last week's podcast was determining WHAT'S NEXT in regards to your "list". Getting the shit storm OUT of your head so you can see it differently and can understand how to take the next steps. Last week I met with a client who is refining her goal sheet so she can determine "what's next"! She made progress on her goals by clearing her mind, by being mindful of how she communicates and by allowing others to share their opinion. It was truly amazing to see that happen in such a short time. And now I will be helping her DIG DEEPER so she can TAKE BIGGER steps! I also met with a new client. We did the white board "brain dump" session and he said what everyone says, "WOW! This is so helpful to see my schedule like this! I LOVE IT!" And now that it is OUT of his head, we created some action steps for him to take. It was a big week for my clients and me! I kept my lists going and got everything out of my head, so I was able to be FULLY PRESENT for my clients and meetings. I "minded my mind"! Listen in this week as I talk more about the importance of keeping your mind clear. What I've been teaching you to do the last few weeks, now you'll understand the WHY! Then, think about YOU. Have you practiced what I have been preaching? Or even what you shared that you do to keep your mind clear of clutter? I look forward to hearing from you about a time when you hadn't cleared your mind and how it worked out for you. Have a great week and CLEAR YOUR MIND (and the rest will follow... who knows that song?!) Cheers! Sandi
5/20/20198 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast #163: It Looks Different Out There!

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thanks for listening and sharing this podcast. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and reply with your comments! It's always fun hearing from you, and with last week's podcast being about "getting the noises out of your head", hearing HOW you do that and that I'm not alone with having a notepad by my bed! Some of you email yourself, and I had one person say she takes about 10 minutes before bed to reflect about her day and think about tomorrow and write down any stressors, concerns and if there's truly anything she can do about it right then. The last few weeks, starting with podcast 161, which was about having honest conversations with yourself, getting the noises out is really about learning your mind so you can MOVE FORWARD! So you CAN and WILL take the steps you need to create action, make progress and ACHIEVE your GOALS! Personally and Professionally we all have to get from Point A to B, right? How do we do that? What's Next? We can't get there with a shit storm in our heads can we?  It's time to get out of your mind and into your life! Listen in this week as I talk about what I do to help clients and hopefully you'll understand more about the last couple weeks suggestions to get that "storm" out of your head so things LOOK differently! Trust me, it looks a lot different on a sheet of paper or a whiteboard than it does swirling around like a tornado in your head! Have you ever tried to come up with a solution while the noises in your head are overwhelming you? I look forward to hearing from you this week about what's next, and as always, if you can't figure out HOW to get it out of your head, or perhaps you've written down everything that's in there, but you don't know how to take action, email me or just click here to schedule a "brain dump" session! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi
5/13/20196 minutes, 2 seconds
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Podcast #162: Do You Have Them?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thanks for listening, sharing the podcast and your experiences! Last week's podcast was about having honest conversations with yourself, making the tough decisions and the RESULTS that come from them.  As I mentioned in last week's podcast, my clients I referred to who had the conversations with themselves, how one said she felt like a weight was lifted – she felt a huge relief! And now the results have created a ripple effect.  Whether the conversation you need to have is personal or professional, you carry it everywhere with you. So, think about what's weighing on you. How is it affecting your life at home AND at work?  I know MY eyes have popped open before the alarm goes off and my mind starts racing! For some, it's what keeps them up at night! My "job" is to help people switch that from the stress to the excitement, but it's not always easy... even for ME! You'll have to listen in as I talk about what it sounds like in MY head some mornings (you've been warned!) and then this week, I'll be sharing tips on my Twitter and Facebook page all week, on how to get those noises OUT of your head so you CAN and WILL have those conversations with yourself! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! And if you can't STOP the noises, email me NOW, let's talk! Cheers! Sandi
5/6/20196 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast #161: Talk It Out!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thanks for listening, sharing this podcast with others (it's really easy to click share and post on your favorite social media outlet!) and I LOVE it when I hear from you - whether it's via the comments or you email me! It's exciting to hear from you! WOW! Last week's meetings were BADASS for me! What about you? I had meetings with clients who had BIG realizations – Ah-a moments! They made tough decision and are excited about the future and the possibilities! And it was exciting to see and hear! You could see the excitement and relief on their face and hear it in their voice.  Like I talked about in last week's podcast, they worked through challenges, overcame obstacles to achieve goals! You'll have to listen in THIS WEEK to hear what they DID, what they SAID and the big decisions they each made that had huge RESULTS!!  The tough, honest conversations they had with themselves, and with others had amazing results not just for them - their life and business - but for others around them as well.  Think about where YOU are in life. Again, last week was about overcoming obstacles to achieve goals and what is keeping you going. And this week is about having those tough conversations that will make HUGE changes... life changing for you as well as others. I look forward to hearing from you! And, as always if you can't figure out how to "talk it out with yourself", schedule a time with me to talk.  Have a BADASS week! And, remember it's TIME TO TALK! Cheers! Sandi
4/29/20198 minutes, 15 seconds
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Podcast #160: What Have You Overcome?

Happy Monday Motivation! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thanks for listening, sharing and commenting on the question of the week! (You have to listen to hear it!) A HUGE shout out to Jen Edds of Brassy Broadcasting. She's the one that helped ME overcome my insecurities about starting podcasting. And I know she has helped many others do the same. Jen encouraged me and helped me get this going and I am now in my 4th year of podcasts! And, I wouldn't be able to keep going without all of you listening, sharing and commenting!  Last week's podcast was about stepping out of your comfort zone and realizing your BADASSNESS! (PS I heard Jen speak last week at Linking Indy Women's event and she did JUST THAT!) What about YOU? Were you confident enough to share your experience/expertise with someone... WITH confidence?! Three years ago I didn't have the confidence to start a podcast, but I was lucky enough to have met Jen and she helped. One BIG thing I had to work through... the fact that I HATE my voice! You'll have to listen in to hear what I realized I had to do! It's not easy to start! And it's even harder to KEEP GOING!  And once I overcame my obstacle... well, let's just say the proof is in the fact that this IS podcast #160. (Yes, every. friggn. week!) But this podcast has helped me achieve MANY goals! The main one being, expanding my reach outside of Indiana! Listen in this week and I look forward to hearing from you! Have a BADASS week! Cheers! Sandi
4/22/20196 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcast #159: Realize Your BADA$$NESS!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks for listening and sharing this podcast, as well as your comments and input based on the question and challenges of the week. In last week's podcast I shared a lot about a client who didn't see his own progress which affected his confidence and clarity of why we should continue meeting with me. Once I helped him see his progress, which included the fact that he DID have more confidence in himself, his abilities and experience, he saw his progress and it changed his perspective. It was a really COOL moment! I've had other coaching clients recently where I helped them speak up! Step INTO their greatness, which definitely was stepping OUT OF their comfort zones! They realized how much experience and expertise they had. As someone described what I do one time, "You help people realize their BADASSNESS!"  Much of my time with my clients IS helping them see progress, their greatness, all they have to offer and yes... their BADASSNESS! In this week's podcast I talk about how it's not always easy to SHARE is it? For some people, for example, extroverts and "D's" on the DiSC personality profile test, may have it a bit easier to talk about their BADASSNESS, but it's not that easy for others. WHY? Well, you better listen in to find out! And why it's so important to STEP INTO your greatness to help you achieve the success you desire! I look forward to hearing from you! Once you listen, post in the comment section and don't forget, once you comment, you get a chance to WIN a 1-hr coaching call! Have a great week, let's all start REALIZING OUR BADASSNESS! And if this makes you completely uncomfortable or you just can't, email me, let's talk! Cheers! Sandi
4/15/20196 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast #158: Can You Change It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, sharing and connecting with me on social media. New to this podcast? Me? Then search for me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily challenges, articles and posts to keep you thinking and focused on the "topic" of the week! Last week's podcast got many people thinking about their VALUE, their SELF-WORTH and if they are WORTH all the hard work and effort. Whatever it is that keeps you getting up and doing it all over again! Did you decide if you are WORTH IT? I sure as hell hope so! I know I AM! I read a great article last week about confidence and self-worth. We all have had challenges with it, probably based on your past failures. This article talked about how it's based on our PERSPECTIVE of our past and our future. It's our TRUE BELIEF. And, well, if you have a negative perspective, then you won't have much confidence will you?  Listen in this week as I talk about a client meeting I had after I read this article. His first comment to start our meeting was to "take a break because he wasn't seeing progress." I discuss how the questions I asked him helped him SEE his progress which in-turn helped him achieve the initial goal he came to me for a year ago, build his confidence and relevance in his industry. The result was achieving his overarching goal of "being confident and relevant". I guess that's progress now isn't it?!! So think about YOU. I've had a few clients lately talk about confidence and progress. And, like that article suggests, if you are basing your future performance on your past, then you won't achieve your goals. Lack of money affects, and can be affected by confidence. Achieving a goal of making a certain amount of money, getting a new kitchen, living at the beach, is a RESULT of your overarching goal that is really not measurable... becoming the BEST VERSION of YOU.  And the only way you can achieve that is by what? Yes, changing your perspective about who you used to be, what mistakes you have made. Successful people view those as learning opportunities, which in-turn builds confidence. Change your perspective about YOU, and your world will change. It's sort of like the cart and horse isn't it? Have a great week - thinking deeply about not just your progress, but how your confidence is affecting it and being affected by it. Can you change it?  Cheers! Sandi
4/8/20199 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast #157: Are YOU Worth It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for reading this, listening and for sharing the podcast. As I begin my FOURTH year of podcasts... (squeals with excitement and amazement) I want to THANK YOU as I wouldn't keep doing this if I didn't see that people are listening and sharing. How else would I get all the way to Ireland and Ghana?!! I was excited when I saw that people in another STATE were listening! So THANK YOU for helping me KEEP ON KEEPING ON!! And now, let's get to it as I was STOKED writing and recording this podcast. Not just because I just finished 3 years, because last week was FULL client meetings, travel and my favorite, the quarterly TABOO! Women's Luncheon (which started it's THIRD year!). I was BUSYYYYY! Yep, I said it. BUSY. My least favorite word. It's my least favorite because people normally use that when they don't know what the hell they did - they weren't productive.  But I can tell you EXACTLY what I did last week, and tell you that I WAS PRODUCTIVE! I also wouldn't allow any distractions! However, I did have one... a delay in my flight back to Indy due to mechanical issues. Again, like I talked about last week in my podcast, there are some distractions that you can't avoid - like kids (or you) being sick! Last week I was a machine! I stuck to my lists and my schedule and by the end of the week, I was exhausted and smiling as I planned my next [ad]venture with my TRIBE! Stay tuned for more on that! There are two types of DISTRACTIONS. Those that you can avoid, and those, like life and mechanical issues, that you can't. In last week's podcast I asked you, as you review the 1st Quarter, to let me know what you had allowed to distract you.  Weather? Kids Spring Breaks? Uncertainty? Fear?  Listen in this week as I talk about how you can limit the distractions, by making ONE decision. It's a BIG decision! I talk about "How Badly Do You Want 'IT'?" which is the title of my second book, but also once you determine that, you have to decide if YOU are WORTH it? I touched on that briefly in last week's podcast. But this week... it's all about YOU! And after the BADASS panel of female Chef's and restaurant owners at the TABOO! Luncheon, it was clear, not that they had goals and a dream, but that they KNEW they were and are WORTH IT! Worth the time, effort, exhaustion. All of it. ARE YOU? I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your posts this week! Cheers! Sandi
4/1/20196 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast #156: Distractions Are Part Of It!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back and thank you for listening to my weekly podcast No More Excuses! Hopefully you can focus for a few minutes and shut out the DISTRACTIONS! Wait! What? Huh? Haha... did your mind wander? Did something catch your attention? It happens. ALL. THE. TIME. Last week's podcast was about "doing a little more each day than you think you can", and in-turn this helps you KEEP ON KEEPING ON! What MORE did you do? What did you realize you were capable of? It's actually more like, "what are you WILLING TO DO for YOU?" To get the results you want and generate progress toward your goals? In last week's podcast I shared a story about how one of my clients and her team were KEEPING ON KEEPING ON! How they were persevering in the face of misfortune. How they were staying focused and doing just a little bit more each day to stay on top of their orders and not fall behind in spite of being short staffed. Another person I heard from – this example ties in one other thing I preach about... REWARDING YOURSELF! Due to allowing distractions to get her off-track, she had fallen behind. Her list kept growing and growing and she was stressed out and frustrated. When she contacted me, we discussed what she COULD DO / was WILLING TO DO to get caught up. I learned that what she had done was cut out any "me-time", no REWARDS, no mental break. Hmmmm. The idea to add back in her "me-time" may seem counter-productive, but, she wasn't allowing herself the time to refocus. Listen in as I talk about what she did and the RESULT! It's cool as how sometimes just ONE conversation can make such a huge shift for someone! And again, what are you WILLING TO DO FOR YOU?  Everyone gets off-track. Even ME! Distractions are everywhere. And, as much as I love my lists to stay FOCUSED, that doesn't always keep the distractions of life, and responsibilities away.  Listen in this week as I also talk about a client who wasn't responding to my email check-ins, which seemed strange. She had some LIFE distractions in the form of KIDS and DOCTOR appointments.  When running a business, you have to figure it out. Yes, RUB YOUR BELLY and PAT YOUR HEAD! She and I spoke briefly, and when we meet we'll see how things are going, and then discuss "what more she can do each day to get back on-track".  In this podcast, I also talk about something that distracted me and is now bleeding over into this week as I was told "it would be handled", and now I have to handle it. Trust me, the pointy-shoes are on and the whip is out. When I get to this point, after as much time as I, as well as a few others, have put in, it's time for this DISTRACTION to end! So we can all FOCUS on our clients! Distractions take away your energy, productivity and steal your TIME! But sometimes you can't ignore them, like kids LOL, but you also have to get back on-track. Listen in this week, and because it is the END of March and the close of the 1st Quarter, you'll need to be checking in on your progress toward your goals, you can see what's DISTRACTED (or distracting) you and how did you get back ON track? Or... have you? If the distraction is still an issue, or perhaps you haven't been able to get back on-track (like the person I mentioned above), email me, let's set up a time to chat! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
3/25/20198 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast #155: Ya Just Gotta!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing the podcasts! Don't forget to connect with me on your favorite social media platform.  Last week I talked about "rubbing your belly and patting your head"! Just trying to keep things moving, and really the point was that no matter how many times we messed up as kids trying to learn HOW to rub your belly and pat your head, we laughed it off and kept trying! So why as adults do we get so easily frustrated? Or even pass judgment when we see someone else mess "it" up? Why do we give up so quickly and say "Screw it, I'll never be good at it!" Let's roll back to our childhood and LAUGH at ourselves and our mistakes. Learn to have fun again and KEEP TRYING! Ironically before I started writing this, I posted on Instagram a quote that said, "Do a little more each day than you think you can." ~Lowell Thomas. And, what then popped into my head was the saying, "Keep On Keeping On!" I've said it many times to clients, and myself.  You'll have to listen in as I read what I found on the internet about this saying and how although it is primarily used in a positive way, some people, maybe even YOU, think of it as continuing to "plod along" and just keep doing over and over.  For the sake of this podcast, let's Keep On Keeping On, for the sake of persevering. Doing a little more each day than you think you can to help you get through the shitshow! To keep "rubbing your belly and patting your head", right? Listen in as I also talk about a client I met with last week, who truly is practicing how to Keep On Keeping On! And then, I want to hear YOUR stories! Email me or post in the comments how you can do a little more each day. Or if for some reason you're ready to give up, contact me so we can talk! I will teach you how to "rub your belly and pat your head"... again! Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers! Sandi
3/18/20196 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast #154: Our Childhood Lesson!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses. Thanks for sharing the podcast and for listening! And a shout-out to Juliet from Ghana! She connected with me on Instagram! Let's get to it! In last week's podcast and in my social media posts, I asked WHAT'S NEXT? I probably created that question for my clients, and YOU, because it's always on my mind! Yes, from this little "habit-loving" girl... "WHAT'S NEXT?"  Habits help you stay FOCUSED, and answering the question WHAT'S NEXT helps you get out of the wash-rinse-repeat life. It helps you think BIGGER about what you're doing to help you achieve your over-arching goal(s), and WHY! This whole thing... life, business, and the attempted balance of both is like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time, isn't it? Remember learning how to do that as a kid? How many times did you screw up? Well, listen in this week as I talk about how to do it and how it relates to current life as an adult.  And if you think about it, you've never stopped trying to "rub your belly and pat your head" have you?! I did it while I was recording this! And I do it EVERY. DAMN. DAY! What about you? And think about it... did your friends call you a loser because you couldn't "rub/pat" at the same time? Did you QUIT? No... you kept trying! Perhaps they helped you! And that's what we continue to do! [And if anyone does call you a loser... send me their information!] I look forward to hearing from you and hearing what's next for you... WHY, and how you "rub your belly and pat your head" in life! Have a great week! And once you listen... you'll know what to post or email me! Cheers! Sandi
3/11/20199 minutes, 59 seconds
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Podcast #153: You're Doing Great! So...

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks for listening, your input and sharing this podcast to help others grow and learn as well! Yes, you're doing great! You're KICKING ASS. So I still have to ask... "WHAT'S NEXT"? Last week's podcast was about checking in on YOU. How are you doing? Feeling? Are you progressing? Have you even begun? There is still so much time left, but if you're like myself and many people I know, the year is off to a STRONG start!  But... Challenges. Frustrations. Overwhelm. These can all lead to BURNOUT! Last week I spoke about giving yourself a much-needed break before you do burn out. Have you? If not, WHEN will you? It doesn't matter if it's a couple hours, a whole day, a weekend or a full week! It just matters that you give yourself, and your brain, the necessary time to reboot! And, once you've done that... WHAT'S NEXT? I've asked all of my clients this question as we've met this new year. That usually gets me a blank stare.  Listen in this week as I talk about a client and what she's done so far this year, and her response when I asked her that question! [And no, she didn't cuss at me!]  And, I'll ask you the same thing. What's Next? Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi
3/4/20196 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #152: Are You Heading That Way?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! I appreciate you listening in, sharing your comments AND sharing this email/podcast. In the last few week's podcasts I've talked about giving yourself a break, rewarding yourself for your hard work with something other than MORE work.  How you get the reward - time off - massage - new outfit is by staying FOCUSED! Last week I met with three clients who all struggled with the same thing. They all said, "I don't have the time too _______." They sorta, kinda had to-do lists (my favorite focus tool!) but they were in their heads, or in notebooks that weren't in front of them.  I worked with all of them to show them they DID have the time to do more!  Last week's podcast was about my personal revelation that I deny myself of non-work related trips. My trip to California was a gift from my "Man-Candy", but I felt guilty at first. Did I deserve it? What did you realize you deny yourself of? It's not always big trips, but it's important!  Why? Well, because if you don't give yourself a break and take the well-deserved time off, or massage or lunch with a friend, you're heading for disaster! You're on the crazy-train that's fast-tracked for BURNOUT! I talk a lot about this in my books and with all of my clients who feel like they "have to do it all" and "can't take a break".  Listen in this week as I talk about my client meetings, their solutions and my challenge to check in on how YOU are doing! I look forward to hearing from you! And as always, have a great week, and don't forget to check social media for the daily challenges and articles! Cheers! Sandi
2/25/20197 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast #151: Stop Denying Yourself!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks for sharing this podcast, connecting with me on social media and answering my weekly challenges and questions! Last week's podcast was about REWARDING your "good behavior"! Ok, ok! It was about using rewards as an incentive to keep your FOCUS! Rewards like I give myself: playing Words With Friends® after I get the first three tasks done on my daily to-do list. What about a new pair of jeans after you hit your first weight loss goal. Or, a nap after you make those calls you've been avoiding! Whatever and however you reward yourself, it's important to do not just because you've earned it, you DESERVE it! As I was about to travel to Los Angeles to see my daughter, I realized this was the first trip that wasn't around work first! Listen in this week as I talk about how I realized that I deny myself of rewards sometimes. This one is a lot bigger than playing Words with Friends, but it's something I don't do. I realized I re-FOCUSED and kicked ASS and finished 2018 strong, so I DESERVE this trip! Do you deny yourself of rewards? Big or small, many of us do! We tend to reward ourselves with MORE WORK! We think to have to continue to work vs. giving ourselves a break.  So whether it's a massage, a weekend trip, or a fun night out, we have to stop denying ourselves for our hard work! Listen in this week and then I look forward to hearing from you! Email me and let me know what you realize you have denied yourself of! Have a great week! Cheers! Sandi  
2/18/20198 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podcast #150: Have You Earned It?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome to the weekly email and podcast No More Excuses! I appreciate you listening, sharing the podcast and connecting with me on social media! Last week's podcast was about FOCUS! How it will help you feel productive, not just "busy"! I asked what helps you stay focused - what's your strategy? How do you, or what helps you get back on-track? I heard back from some listeners who said,  To-Do Lists (like I use) Block Time on Calendar Set Reminders  Figuring out focus strategies is one of the main things I work with my clients on. WHY? So they can be more productive! If you say you're not "organized" or "need to duplicate yourself", and "wish there were more hours in the day", then I guarantee you aren't FOCUSED, or perhaps not focusing on the right things. I've helped people find hours in the day they never thought they had, and pull them out of a panic when they overslept, were sick and just couldn't get things done. And, what goes along with being focused and getting shit done? REWARD! Yes! Who doesn't like prizes! Rewards, even for tiny accomplishments, keep us going!  Listen in this week as I talk about what I do to stay focused and how I reward myself. Because we all want something to keep us going! If you lose five pounds, do you reward yourself? What if you get that closet cleaned out? Make those three phone calls you've been avoiding? What do you allow yourself to have, do or get for accomplishing those tasks? We all have to figure out a way to stay FOCUSED. For me it is my list. But, I've been there! I've been asked, "What did you do all day?" And, I've answered... "uh... stuff"! And I immediately know what I did NOT do! Haha! What about you? Listen in and then post in the comments section or email me! Have a great week and don't forget that REWARDS are the incentive that keeps us FOCUSED and MOTIVATED to do more! Cheers! Sandi
2/11/20198 minutes, 35 seconds
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Podcast #149: My 2nd Favorite F-Word!

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks to all of you who listen regularly and those of you who this is your first time! AND, for those of you sharing my podcasts, THANK YOU! I had 242 more people listen/download in January than December! Please, keep sharing! And don't forget when you connect with me on social media, let me know how I can help you! Last week's podcast dug into STRUGGLE, and how everyone's is REAL! Yours, mine and the person walking by. And, from the previous week, #147, how you can use the AWARENESS you now how to help you and perhaps someone else through the struggle. In January, I attempted to help you create momentum and kick the year off STRONG. Did you? Or were you struggling to get going with all the distractions of kids, holidays, weather and the flying monkeys?! And now, well, it's the first week of February and guess what time it is? YEP, it's time to GET OFF YOUR ASS AND START MAKING SHIT HAPPEN!   And how do you do that? You use my 2nd FAVORITE F-WORD: FOCUS! YOU need to figure out HOW to get and stay FOCUSED! And sometimes you need some help! In this week's podcast, I talk about a client who feels "busy" but not PRODUCTIVE! What's the answer? FOCUS! It's been a challenge getting him to focus, but I don't give up easily! Please listen in as I look forward to hearing from you on your strategy and how you will really start moving this month!  Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi  
2/4/20199 minutes, 10 seconds
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Podcast #148: No Matter Who You Are...

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks for listening, sharing and connecting with me on social media. Don't forget to message me on social media so I know you're a listener! And, that way I will connect with you! It's the last week of January - the last few days are upon us! Last week's podcast was about checking in on progress, but more so about creating AWARENESS so you can make changes early in the process. Awareness helps you make the changes necessary. If you aren't aware, you don't know things need to change, right? So, what did you become AWARE of? This week is a little longer of a podcast as I talk about one client's experience with awareness. I met with her and her two managers and I had asked them all to stop, look around, listen. And then in our session we talked about what they had become aware of. It was a very eye-opening conversation for them, as they actually hadn't realized what they were aware of. And now, they can start making the changes necessary to help them move forward, reduce some staff AND client frustrations and perhaps increase revenue! Awareness is powerful. I also talk about something I became aware of in regards to a personal goal I hadn't achieved. I knew I hadn't achieved it, I knew why, but I looked deeper into it and realized the impact. And now, I have stopped "beating myself up", and know what I need to do to achieve it quickly. This week's podcast is taking that awareness and understanding how you can work through the STRUGGLE. Because, as I talk about in Chapter FOUR of my latest book, The Magic Pill, it doesn't matter who you are, how successful you are... EVERYONE'S STRUGGLE IS REAL! So, how can you use your awareness to not just get through your struggles, but also recognize and help others? Have a great week! I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers! Sandi  
1/28/201911 minutes, 32 seconds
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Podcast #147: Change. That is All.

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! Thanks for listening and sharing the podcasts. It's always great to hear from you, whether by email, post, social media. This week I jump right into it. Are you living by your Word of the Year? Do you know? Did you check? Did you even decide what your WORD is? If not... get on it!  Because last week's podcast was about paying attention, looking to see what's going on around you... creating AWARENESS. This will tell you if you're living by your Word of the Year. It's not too early to check.  Awareness if the agent of change. But how? You've heard the saying, "You don't know what you don't know", right? So, you need awareness to know if, and what you need to change! I know many of you hate the word CHANGE. Maybe some of you don't want to, or think you need to change, but how do you GROW? Change is about growth. It helps you continue to learn and grow. And find out if you're on-track, stuck or even worse... lost! So, listen in this week as I talk about WHY I wanted you to "look around" and create awareness so early in the year, and what I want to hear from you! I look forward to hearing and helping you start this year off STRONG! Have a great week, Cheers! Sandi
1/21/20195 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast #146: What's Going On?

HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!