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English, Finance, 13 seasons, 139 episodes, 2 days, 7 hours, 49 minutes
Hosted by Allie Martin, Selfish encourages you to focus on one thing: YOU! Entrepreneurs and lifestyle experts guide us through how taking a risk changed their life and how exactly they continuously practice self-care and self-love.
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Why should you have PR in your marketing campaign?

This week Allie shares the importance of public relations in your marketing strategy. Did you know when it comes to PR, you can repurpose everything on social media and more? Talking points, quotes, and tone should be cohesive across all marketing platforms and how you show up as a brand.  Public relations is another great way to being reflective, interchangeable and develop a marketing strategy for your brand that’s trustworthy and creates growth for your business. Allie talks about the importance of engaging your audience and how PR can be a powerful tool to accomplish your goals. Making the right PR moves, mentioning the right resources, and stepping into the confidence of being an expert in your field can elevate your relationship with your audience and grow your business! If you’re looking for a public relations company to work with reach out to Allie at Fame + Fortune for all your social, marketing and PR needs. Head over to the website 🔔 Subscribe for more tips! Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow Allie on social Instagram + TikTok  Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
8/30/20227 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interview with Robyn Graham

This week Allie talks with Personal Branding Strategist and business coach, Robyn Graham. Knowledgeable, personable, and a master at her craft, Robyn joins to share how she helps women find clarity around their purpose, build a personal brand, and a strong foundation for long-term success. Navigating entrepreneurship with anxiety can be challenging. Robyn shares snippets from her latest book, “You, Me, and Anxiety: Take Action Over Anxiety to Enjoy Being You.” She shares about the mindset shift a business owner can create approaching areas as problems you can solve for your client and how the journey is important. This episode is packed full of encouragement and tactical tips. Tackling imposter syndrome, how to tell your story with confidence, clarity and creating content piece-by-piece to avoid overwhelm and burnout. As Robyn likes to say: “Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice make progress.” She’s such a light and bank of knowledge that you are sure to get something from this episode! If you’re looking to connect or interested in anything mentioned on today’s episode with Robyn: Check out The Robyn Graham Show anywhere you listen to podcasts! Website packed full of resources: Get a copy of Robyn’s book: “You, Me, and Anxiety: Take Action Over Anxiety to Enjoy Being You” Teen Edition, Parent Edition, Journal Email: [email protected] 🔔 Subscribe for more tips! Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow Allie on social Instagram, TikTok Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
8/23/202231 minutes, 18 seconds
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Review of Building A StoryBrand - Giving Away 3 of my Favorite Business Books

This week Allie shares snippets from one of her favorite business books: Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller. “When we identity something our customer wants and communicate it simply; the story we are inviting them into is given definition and direction.” – Donald Miller It’s no surprise this is one of her favorites. Donald’s book is to the point, full of helpful business boosting tips and all easy to read and apply. In this episode Allie unpacks a few favorite sections. Thinking through our dreams and how can we integrate them into our marketing, so people are drawn to the same story and even picture it in their own life. Implementing a call to action for consistency and clarity. Taking steps in your brand authority and leadership and nailing down that target audience so we know exactly how to provide your product or service. GIVEAWAY: In addition to Building A Story Brand Allie is also throwing in Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and Russell Branson’s The Funnel Cookbook. Making for a whole bundle of business boosting books. To enter the giveaway Find all the details and how to enter to win on Allie’s Instagram  🔔 Subscribe for more tips! Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow Allie on social Instagram and TikTok Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
8/16/202220 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why PR Matters for Businesses Just Getting Started

Is public relations really something I need to be focusing on in my business? I think you should be even if you’re just getting started and in this video we unpack why. PR integrated into your marketing can boost a business. It’s professional, cohesive and there’s no confusion when it comes to who you are and what you do for your customers and your community. In this video we break down a stair-step approach to building awesome PR for your business. Prioritizing your local market and pitching with your audience and the audience of your outlets in mind. Become a leader in your industry and apply these awesome public relations tactics to your business today! 🔔 Subscribe for more tips! Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow me: Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
8/9/20229 minutes, 55 seconds
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I Tried Time Blocking for 30 Days...and Here's What Happened.

This week, Allie shares a helpful time management strategy she’s been loving. When it came down to it, she noticed she was doing the same reoccurring tasks every day and frequently having to rewrite for the next day. These were simple 5-to-10-minute tasks but in rewriting them every morning she knew there was a better way to optimize this time. She decided to get intentional, and for 30 days she time blocked out segments within her day for maximum efficiency and peace of mind. Her time scheduling tactic of opening and closing daily tasks have transformed how she does business and shows up for her clients. If you have questions about time blocking drop them in the comments or DM me on Instagram @thealliemartin I would love to hear from you! · Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course · GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR · For daily tips and to stay connected follow me: · · Xx Allie --- Support this podcast:
8/2/202212 minutes, 9 seconds
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Lessons from the 1st Half of 2022

This week, Allie shares important lessons she's learned from her business in the first half of 2022! Reflection is a game changer for a growing business. From laying out the month ahead, tracking and analyzing what platforms are working for you to the importance of learning through courses, books and mentorships; Allie reflects on lessons learned and how you can apply these lessons to your business as well.   She drives home being realistic, determining growth areas for your business and finding the correct course of action. This is going to build up those numbers and really create some movement.  Enjoy this reflection episode and let's get fired up to finish out the year strong! Join the VIP Accelerator WaitList Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow me: Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
7/26/202214 minutes, 18 seconds
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VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #4 (McKinzie Sheridan)

In this episode, Allie chats with McKinzie Sheridan. A new business owner and absolute light! Her personality shines through her blossoming business with so many dreams and ideas on the rise. A natural born leader, McKinzie has always been the reliable and go-to person to add a pop of fun and style to any event. As a planner and dreamer she settled into a successful career as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. In 2020/2021 McKinzie’s life drastically changed and she took on a new perspective, viewing the world as her oyster. Taking a leap, she launched her gifting business McKinzie Rae Services. Her motto is: “Spread and cultivate joy in everything, everyday.” Believing in the impact a person can have feeling seen, known and loved. Being in such a heavy field of speech therapy, she dreamed of having career balance where she could be impactful and make a difference both in her career and her new light-hearted gifting business. VIP Accelerator was amazing for growing her business. What she calls a great investment and so thankful for the intentionality behind the course and how she’s been savoring every step along the way. She’s leaving the course confident with direction in her new business, concrete logistics and a great community of entrepreneurial women. Find out more about her story by listening to the full episode. JOIN THE VIP ACCELERATOR NOW: Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow me on Instagram and TikTok! Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
7/19/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #3 (Ann McKitrick)

In this episode, Allie chats with Ann McKitrick. A women with a passion for child development and a big heart for teaching.  She perused a degree in early child development and secondary education. Landing a wonderful opportunity obtaining a masters degree in human development and family studies. She went on to intern at The Infant Development Center and fell in love with the work she was doing. With a passion for the developmental side of young children, Ann spent most of her career in academia teaching psychology and sociology.   After resigning from her position at the University of Houston Texas, she started a business for early childhood teachers; Texas Childcare Training. A catalogue of courses that anyone in licensed childcare can take. With a new found love for entrepreneurship she paired up with her daughter, and launched Nurtured Noggins; What started as a mommy blog while her daughter walked through motherhood of her own. After falling to the wayside, Ann held onto the domain. Years later she checked back and the vlog had gone viral! She immediately saw a need and opportunity for a young audience hungry for information. Young moms to looking for resources to interact with their babies. So she pivoted and started nurturing Nurtured Noggins. Working with young parents of young children. Find out more about her story by listening to the full episode. JOIN THE VIP ACCELERATOR NOW: Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course GRAB A FREE 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR For daily tips and to stay connected follow me on Instagram and TikTok Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
7/12/202222 minutes, 26 seconds
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Last Group Coaching Opportunity for 2022

This week, Allie talks about the next round of the VIP Accelerator, what that means for your business and how you can get on that waitlist!  This 6-month group coaching program is directed towards female business owners in their first 5 years of business. The VIP Accelerator specializes in visibility, brand confidence, reaching your ideal target market and how we can create financial momentum in our products and services.  She breaks down the 6 months of this course and everything that’s included. 60-minute coaching calls, monthly business books, how to sell to your ideal customer, what operations looks like for you, guest speakers and real-world applications to accelerate you into the next phase of your business. Join the VIP Accelerator Waitlist (be the first to jump on during July 6th pre-sale for $600 off!) Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand-new course Grab a FREE 2002 Social Media Calendar For daily tips and to stay connected follow me on Instagram Follow me on TikTok Xx, Allie --- Support this podcast:
7/5/20228 minutes, 30 seconds
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In this episode, Allie and her VIP Accelerator student Brooklyn dive in deep about the program. Brooklyn kicks off by telling us about herself. She is a full-time graphic designer and podcaster, mom, and wife. She spends her day trying to find the sweet spot of balancing work life and home life. In her spare time, she loves to read inspirational and motivational books, a self-confessed dork (her words). Her work is her joy and she believes that if you love what you do then you never work a day in your life. Brooklyn continues to talk about her journey with her career and how it has changed over the years, she has touched different areas of her industry that helped her to learn and grow. Allie can attest to the brilliant work that she does as one of her clients! She confesses that her direction is good however Brooklyn always takes work to the next level, the sign of a true professional. If you want to join the next VIP Accelerator group, you can join the waitlist here: Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube: Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
6/28/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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In this episode, Allie gives Russell Brunson’s book, Traffic Secrets, a raving review. Every month, Allie sends out a book to her VIP Accelerator group, and they all read it together and then discuss it on their weekly call. Allie talks about how overwhelmingly fantastic it was, particularly for those who have only been in business for a little bit and maybe haven't quite found their groove in bringing in those leads just yet. Allie believes what it comes down to is (when thinking about traffic secrets) that we’re able to bring those consistent leads in. The tactics taught in this book really allow you to have that constant flow and do the things you should be doing every day, every week, every month. Allie says this is a fantastic book if you’re into business. She says it has very tangible takeaways that you can write on your to-do list and do the very next day. Russell uses real-life examples, evergreen tips, and suggestions that will be valuable for years to come. If you want to join the next VIP Accelerator group, you can join the waitlist here: Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
6/21/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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In this episode, Allie chats with an inspiring woman who over the years has worn many hats: speaker, influencer, spokesperson, mom! Monica opens up about her incredible journey from her 15-year career in journalism to where she is today. She describes herself as a person who worked hard and had all the things. Monica started out working in her hometown in Louisville, Kentucky, hustling doing traffic reporting and then anchoring on the weekends. Suddenly, she was working Monday through Friday on the morning show reporting. She became an award-winning journalist for covering Muhammed Ali’s funeral. It seemed like Monica was on a forward trajectory, but in November of 2021, everything changed. Monica goes on to say that she used this opportunity to take stock of what was important and everything she had learned and gained in life. She asked herself, "What’s next for me? What am I passionate about?" Connecting with Allie has played a really important part in what’s next for Monica. She has a story to tell, a story about success and how she made it to where she is today with those dramatic changes in life. With grit, grace, and gratitude is how she now chooses to live every day. To join the wait list for the next round of The VIP Accelerator, visit  Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
6/14/202222 minutes, 56 seconds
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This week, Allie is super excited to give away her Social Media Planning Pad for FREE. No, it is not just a download, it is a physical planning pad that lives on your desk and lasts for more than two whole years. Allie talks about how she had a client a couple of years ago and they always had an understanding that she would be coaching and teaching her how to take her social media back over on her own. Through the coaching and teaching about why content pillars were important, etc., Allie’s client shared that she just really wanted all of this on paper, written on something that could live on her desk. Allie couldn’t have agreed more, she has plenty of experience writing down ideas on post-its or loose pieces of paper that inevitably wind up lost, and so the idea for her desk planner was born. Every single month is one page, and it allows you to map out what content you need to be sharing on your social media. Allie’s favorite part is that you can still use your trusty post-it notes, but they are all kept in one place!  Get yours at Happy planning, friends! Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
6/7/20225 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Grow Your Social Media in 2022

In today’s episode, Allie shares the benefits of using a paper social media planner. Paper? What is this, the 90’s? Well, let me tell you... Allie designed this one-of-a-kind planner herself in response to a desire from many of her clients! They would tell her, "I really just can't work with digital planners. I want something I can easily write down and go." Allie talks about using her paper planner, which has enough pages to last more than two years! It’s a super helpful tool to organize your thoughts. Listen to the full podcast to hear more about the key social media categories listed on the planner. And… Allie’s additional hack! Remember to grab your free copy at the end of the episode; there are limited numbers!  Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
5/31/20227 minutes, 4 seconds
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Influence Book Review

This week, Allie is diving into "the best business book" she’s read in a long time, and don’t just take her word for it; the members of her VIP Accelerator group agree. Allie admits that it is a deep book that takes a lot of concentration and focus, but the rewards are bountiful. Influence by New York Times bestselling author Robert Cialdini explains the most foundational persuasion tactics in business by going to the heart of the business and how to market yourself. He cleverly uses memorable stories and relatable examples. If you are looking for a business book to really dive into, this is one you definitely want to consider. Walk away completely understanding and feeling more aware of what’s happening in the marketing world. Listen to Allie’s full review and support this podcast. Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
5/24/20225 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview with Paola Soares, But First She Failed Podcast Host

Allie is jumping right in with fellow podcast host Paola Soares. It all started when Allie was on Paola’s podcast--But First She Failed, so they decided to go full circle. But First She Failed features trailblazing women that are dominating their industries with a focus on their moments of failure and how those moments propelled them to where they are today. The concept of the podcast is to redefine the idea of failure through lived experiences and to illustrate how failure is all part of the process towards success and purpose. Paola speaks to the fact that she doesn’t actually believe in failure and she sees it as "you win or you learn." Paola goes on to talk about what failure means to her and how her podcast was birthed from her own failure. Finally, Paola talks about what is next for her and how she just started coaching women who feel that they are meant for more or who are stuck in a rut. You are now able to book a breakthrough call with her, and from this, she will create a 30-day plan to get you on track for that dream job or dream business! It’s always a pleasure chatting with Paola. Be sure to listen to the full episode. Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
5/17/202231 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fame and Fortune’s Q1 Recap

In this episode, Allie is diving into her Q1 recap for Fame and Fortune. You may be thinking, Q1 has been over for a few weeks, so why are we talking about it now? The reason Allie is sharing what happened in Q1 with Fame and Fortune is that this is something she wants you to understand about her business, giving you transparency about what a small business has to deal with in the backend. Spoiler alert: Allie talks about how she was able to meet 5 of her 6 Q1 goals and what that meant for Fame and Fortune. Here are the goals she set for Q1: Hosting a virtual event—goal accomplished! Launching a group coaching program—goal accomplished! Reaching an Instagram following of 2,500—goal accomplished! Launching my "Be Your Own Publicist" course—goal accomplished! Adding a video expert to the team—goal accomplished! Reaching a certain number of email subscribers—the one goal we didn't meet! We hope this episode gives you more insight into what it takes to manage a small business. Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
5/10/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Teaching College Students Grew My Business

As another semester draws to a close, I am reflecting on what I have learned over the past school year. I’ve had the privilege of remembering a time when I was a college student and tapping into things I had almost forgotten about whilst learning 5 valuable new lessons.    1. Don't be afraid to get back to the basics.  2. Say yes to opportunities.  3. Networking is still king.  4. Call on others and experts.   5. Show up.   Fame and Fortune's website: Fame and Fortune's YouTube:   Fame and Fortune's Instagram: Fame and Fortune's TikTok: --- Support this podcast:
5/3/20228 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Conversation with David Meltzer - The Inspiration Behind the Movie "Jerry Maguire"

I am so honored I had the opportunity to interview this powerhouse! David Meltzer is about to take you for a ride! His energy is incredible and after listening to this episode you will be ready to take action. Make sure you stay tuned to the end to hear about his super exciting media deal that will have you watching him on prime time network TV very soon! David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is also the Executive Producer of the brand-new Bloomberg and Amazon Prime television series 2 Minute Drill. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The Power of Accelerating, Growing and Compounding ✨The 5 Daily Practices He Does That Changed His Life ✨The Mathematical Equation of Luck ✨The Biggest Mistake David Sees Business Owners Making Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: --- Support this podcast:
9/20/202122 minutes, 13 seconds
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6.4 - A New Beginning

Kat Trimarco is a Transformational Spiritual Leader and a Sex & Relationship Expert. She gives such a fresh perspective on relating to others and how to shift your thoughts and emotions to create the desired results. --- Support this podcast:
4/5/202025 minutes, 36 seconds
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6.3 - Beyond The Pill

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women’s endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. I read her book Beyond the Pill and I knew we had to have a conversation. --- Support this podcast:
3/28/202042 minutes, 50 seconds
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6.2 - Big Dreams

Kristie Crenshaw may be a former Miss Kentucky, but she is still owning that title as far as I’m concerned because she is helping other women own their voice. Not to mention the fun projects she has up her sleeve coming soon! --- Support this podcast:
3/22/202032 minutes, 54 seconds
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6.1 - Get Moving

I’m back for Season 6 of Selfish the Podcast! --- Support this podcast:
3/15/20205 minutes, 13 seconds
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5.10 - Stretched Too Thin

Jessica Turner is author of the book “Stretched Too Thin” - and she wants all moms to drop the mom guilt. She shares her story and tips on how she overcame that mentality along the way. Jessica N. Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin and The Fringe Hours. She is also an award-winning marketing executive and the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Additionally, she is a writer for the Today Parenting Team and DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at events nationwide. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three children in Nashville, Tennessee. --- Support this podcast:
12/22/201913 minutes, 17 seconds
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5.9 - Spiritual Innovator

Abby Kamen tells her journey into discovering her gifts, having the courage to listen to those gifts, and how she uses them to bless others. Abby Kamen is an artist, author, clairvoyant, philanthropist, modern-day mystic, mom and a seeker.Her awakening began with a gentle knock, a nudge from the Universe to notice serendipity. Then the knock turned into a forceful calling and she was overwhelmed by what Abby can only describe as a spiritual storm. Signs everywhere indicated it was time for her to pursue “her destiny.”The door to activating her sixth sense flew open. By 2016, the camera found Abby and became her calling card, thus her pen name: Flash Mom. This inanimate object notably beckoned her to see the world from the broadest perspective possible.As a result, the last few years have presented her with psychic abilities that have manifested in unbridled written and visual output. Both spring from a place of untapped potential and contain messages of wisdom from the beyond for the next generation.As a guide to the future, Abby’s work is intended to help you activate your highest self, navigate your life purpose, and elevate the vibration of humanity. --- Support this podcast:
12/15/201928 minutes, 21 seconds
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5.8 - Balancing the Mind

Nicole Sartini-Cprek has developed therapy that moves beyond just mental health. But through her mission she really wants others to see the value and love within themselves. Nicole Sartini-Cprek has been practicing therapy professionally since 2010 and working in the field as a non-professional since 1999. Sartini-Cprek’s specialty is helping adults who are recovering from difficult childhoods, leaders who are looking to find more balance in their lives and high-functioning individuals who suffer from anxiety or depression. She also specializes in assisting individuals going through major life changes such as entering adulthood, starting or graduating from college, getting married, making job changes or preparing for or adjusting to the birth of a child.As a Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sartini-Cprek’s counseling practice involves integrating traditional talk therapy with mind-body work through the practice of mindfulness, the use of diet and exercise, nutritional supplements and an emphasis on developing a healthy self image. She practices from Bridge Counseling and Wellness, an integrative mental health and wellness center in Louisville, KY, where she’s the Co-founder and Clinical Director. She is also the Co-founder of The Academy of Integrative Mental Health and the 3-Core Integrative (3CI) certification training for integrative mental health professionals. --- Support this podcast:
12/8/201923 minutes, 53 seconds
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5.7 - Starved to Obesity

Emily Boller shares the struggles she has faced her entire life, but the beauty of these struggles is that she is now about to reflect and share her journey in order to help others not feel so alone. In return, it has helped heal her. Emily Boller is an artist, author, speaker, and blogger who has reached millions through TV and magazine interviews, live events, and her online writing. She is a powerful voice for food addiction recovery after losing 100 pounds more than ten years ago. With her warm and approachable style, she now shows others how to escape their struggles with food and reclaim their optimal health and well-being. --- Support this podcast:
12/6/201933 minutes, 46 seconds
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5.6 - Hitting The Note

Bill Protzmann has an incredible story of how music has blessed his life, in more ways than one. I really enjoyed this conversation about incorporating music into your life for better self-care.Bill Protzmann started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that the discipline of playing the piano was also a behavioral healthcare practice. When he began seeking non-traditional audiences — Alzheimer’s patients and people struggling with physical or emotional injuries, stressed-out business people, parents, caregivers — he began to understand the true power of music as a tool.He has been a witness to the power of music throughout his life and speaks openly about how he has used music as self-intervention in his own behavioral health care, including confronting suicidal tendencies. His volunteer work in the field brings him into constant contact with people who are or have been homeless, abused substances, are combat-injured or are caregivers. --- Support this podcast:
10/23/201943 minutes, 28 seconds
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5.5 - Racing Forward

Donna Barton Brothers was born into horse racing. Her mother, Patti Barton, was one of the first half dozen women to be licensed as a jockey in the United States—that was in 1969. Throughout Patti Barton’s career (and until four years after her retirement) she was the leading female rider in the nation by the number of wins. Patti retired from racing in 1984 with just over 1,200 wins.Both Donna’s brother, Jerry, and sister, Leah, were jockeys but by the time Donna started riding professionally in 1987 her mother, brother and sister had all retired from riding. That’s when Donna’s racing career took off. She rode from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 1998 as the second leading female jockey in the United States by money earned. She holds that title still, with a record 1,130 wins. 1998 was also the year she married Frank Brothers, the well-known Thoroughbred trainer (since retired), conformation expert, and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee.In 2014, Donna was honored by Sport’s Illustrated Magazine, when she was awarded Best Sideline Reporter of the year for the trademark qualities that make her so beloved by her fans. She’s approachable, and she’s always on-point with her interviews, delivering relatable facts that her viewers care about. --- Support this podcast:
10/23/201940 minutes, 14 seconds
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5.4 - Be Real

Vitale Buford shares the utmost bravery when she tells how her addiction to perfect led her down a path of destruction and her upcoming book warns others that it can do the same for them.Vitale Buford is an agent of transformation and lasting change. She is an executive coach, speaker, host of the Fresh Eyes podcast, and author of the upcoming book Addicted to Perfect. Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it. She has infused her professional education with her personal experience of overcoming a 10-year addiction to create a unique coaching system. She has a very specific process she takes clients through that involves Awareness, Perspective, and Action. No two people are the same and neither are their blueprints. Each person receives a customized plan as individual as they are – based on a combination of education, experience, and intuition. She now lives her full life with her vibrant son, snuggly lover of a dog, and a high-impact morning workout whenever possible. Discover your best life with Vitale at --- Support this podcast:
10/4/201934 minutes, 49 seconds
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5.3 - Be Focused

Jessica Hill Powell knows all too well the danger of not caring for yourself and putting others first. After a traumatic time in her life, she made the decision to help others navigate the world of taking care of themselves.Jessica Hill Powell is the founder of Meridian Integrative Wellness, a business that is the embodiment of all of her passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Aside from her own private health coaching practice, she teaches a class series, Mindfulness Meditation, How to Whole 30, as well as a rotation of creative pop-ups.Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. Yogi. Foodie. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate. --- Support this podcast:
9/26/201922 minutes, 9 seconds
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5.2 - Be Happy

Tia Graham is the rock star of happiness, and she wants to sprinkle it around like glitter. She took a leap of faith to leave the corporate world and you will never guess what doors were opened as a result.Tia Graham is an Inspirationist and the Founder of Arrive At Happy, the first-ever Los Angeles-based company with a mission of inspiring transformation through the science of happiness. Tia partners with organizations and individuals to increase their daily happiness and, in turn, increase success in all areas of their lives. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar at The Happiness Studies Academy, is a Group Facilitator & Speaker at the Annual World Happiness Summit, and has been a highly positive and happy leader of teams globally. Relying on science-backed empirical data, she has gained the insight needed to prove and teach that happiness indeed leads to success. --- Support this podcast:
9/20/201926 minutes, 15 seconds
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5.1 - Brave & Scared

You can’t be brave and scared at the same time. Have you ever wanted to be brave, but couldn’t shake the fear?I love this idea that you can’t be going down this road if you are actually want to go down that road. It forces you to decide: bravery or fear.Biblically, we aren’t supposed to fear. The Bible states “do not fear” 365 times, one for each day of the year. This is because if we were afraid that would mean we aren’t putting our full trust in God.When have you been faced with the opportunity to choose between the two? Which one do you tend to choose?I had the opportunity to write a chapter in the 3rd volume of The Women of Courage book. It is similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It has inspiring stories that uplift and warm your heart.My chapter was all about the cliches I remember during times when I am scared, but remind me of courage. I’ll share a few with you:It’s okay to not be okay - this is one that I feel like only came about recently. But this one challenges me on a regular basis as I like to hide my feelings and figure things out on my own. This cliche tells me that you should share your feelings and allow others to help you through it. Being courageous is not always about being “okay.”Success doesn’t happen overnight. - yup, this is obviously true with business, but it also applies in other areas of our lives, like working out or mindfulness. How many of y’all out there work out for a week and look in the mirror and think, ummm why am I not seeing progress?? Is it just me?? The first time I practiced meditating I wanted to give up, because I’m not perfect at it.A rising tide raises all ships - this is about how uplifting others does nothing to your ship but raise it up too. Imagine the good vibes around us all if we did this more often.Leave things better than you found it - I like to think about the handful of times Ive gone canoeing or hiking - you never want to litter ,and of course, you can even pick up trash along the way. But really I like to think about what is your legacy, how will people remember the time you spent on something. Will you be making it better? Will your contributions be memorable?Stick to your guns - shout out to my mama for this one - she tells my sister and I this on a regular basis. Know what you stand for and stick to it.God is in control - this is where that whole choosing bravery over fear comes into play. Why would God give us the idea to pursue a dream if he didn’t want us to pursue it, if he didn’t think could pursue it. If you have a dream or something you want to achieve, go all in, 110% and know that God is for you and he has your back every step of the way - even if those steps don’t fall into place exactly how you thought they would. So change the word bravery to trust and now what do you choose? Trust or doubt? Will you trust Him or doubt Him?I can’t imagine what my life would look like if I hadn’t dove head first into this podcast world. Trust me, it took a year to research podcasting, and then another year making the first season before I actually decided to share my work with the world. There was a lot whole of imposter syndrome going on during those two years. But I felt a pull to keep on going. What would have happened if I had doubted? Doubted myself and doubted God?In just a few weeks I will be traveling to DC to teach international bloggers about using a podcast to help them build their brand. I teach in-person courses on how to start a podcast, and later this year, I will be launching my first online podcast class. Where would all this be if I had chose to tuck this dream away? I had no idea 4 years ago that one podcast would lead to these opportunities, but isn’t that the real beauty - we don’t know where these things will lead?
9/13/20196 minutes, 29 seconds
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4.10 - The Kentucky Gent

I love Josh’s story, because someone saw the potential in him long before he saw it himself. I can certainly relate to this, and you will too, as you hear all the amazing opportunities he is able to experience now because he took a chance.Hey, my name is Josh Johnson and I am, quite by accident, The Kentucky Gent. This all came to be without me even realizing what I was getting myself into. I was doing a lot of traveling for my job at the time and often found myself being asked where I was from, and everyone seemed quite surprised that my answer was always Kentucky.The Kentucky Gent started as a way for me to show that Southern boys have style too. Since the site’s inception it has expanded into a fully-fledged men’s life and style blog; consider it the worldwide web’s “Gateway to the South” where I share my passions for fashion, food, grooming, and travel.I’m a southern boy at heart with a love for bourbon and beer, fashion and food, and sharing my stories and experiences with you, my incredible readers. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201922 minutes, 39 seconds
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4.9 - Destined Designer

Once you hear Maizie’s story, you will realize she was always meant to be an entrepreneur, because she’s been practicing for this role since she was a child. I think you will find great inspiration from Maizie’s journey, because even she can’t believe some of the amazing things she already been able to accomplish.Maizie Clarke provides gifts that delight both the giver and the receiver. The namesake of the business, Maizie Clarke, has spent years honing her craft through her arts education and practice. Starting as a side business illustrating whimsical, custom house portraits, Maizie has grown and expanded her portfolio to include boutiques, hotels, museums, golf courses and more! She still finds joy in creating custom gifts, but has brought to life colorful wholesale collections and custom wholesale solutions for many different types of clients.Maizie Clarke is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where Maizie lives with her four-legged good luck charm, Hattie. Originally hailing from Virginia, Maizie is a graduate of the Episcopal High School. Having always had a passion for design and all things beautiful, she went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and then her Master in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Maizie genuinely loves her craft and the joy she sees it bring to her family, friends and clients! --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201922 minutes, 57 seconds
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4.8 - The Home Sanctuary

Katie and Kari are living out my dreams to be a professional organizer, so I loved this conversation. However, I had no idea how emotional and physiological their job really is. I loved that their connection was instantaneous and they’ve been tidying up clients homes ever since.Wanna know more about Katie & Kari?We both have 1 daughter and 2 sonsWe are both one of three sisters (oh the drama!)We are both type A with a sense of humor (you have to laugh at yourself, right?!)We both love coffee, yoga, wine, local restaurants, home renovations, design, styling and organizing (of course!)We clearly have the same taste in clothing as we often show up to meetings and jobs dressed alikeKatie has a degree in Occupational Therapy and Kari has a degree in Social Work (both come in handy in this line of work!)Between the two of us--we’ve gone through 6 moves and sold our homes immediately because of our love of beautiful things and attention to detail!Neither of us grew up in Louisville! Katie is from Iowa and Kari from Central KentuckyWe started The Home Sanctuary because we believe everyone deserves the peace of mind and happiness that comes with an organized, functional home. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201934 minutes, 34 seconds
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4.7 - SEO CEO

Jenna is an excellent example of “hard work prevails” - you may think she is an overnight success, but in our conversation she peels back the layers of the 16 years she has been working towards today and shares all the turns in her journey that went into getting her here.Jenna Ahern is the Founder & CEO at Guardian Owl Digital – One of the fastest growing SEO agencies in the Midwest. The company is a Certified Google Partner and recently featured in Inc, a global online community of over 850,000 women and 1 million-page views a month.Jenna is an SEO veteran having gained experience under 3 Google Premier Partners & two of the largest automotive search engine’s in the world; Autotrader & KBB. Since pursuing Guardian Owl Digital full-time in 2016, the company has grown to over 100 clients, over a million dollars in revenue, and 6 full time Owl Members. Jenna currently serves as the Founding Member & Advisory Board for Louisville Women in Digital, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer board, and active Kentucky NAWBO member. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201931 minutes, 26 seconds
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4.6 - Color Today Pretty

Mannnn did I need to have this conversation with Stephanie. We decided our lives are very parallel and we are kindred spirits, yet I was blown away by her attitude about life and her tenacity to change the world. If anyone can do it, I believe in Stephanie.Stephanie Feger is a passionate communicator who believes that a shift in perspective can help people live truly fulfilling lives. Her blog, Color Today Pretty, has inspired many to shift their mindsets and has spawned her latest accomplishment of authoring her new book Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective. Stephanie believes that every choice in life has meaning and she empowers others to choose to color their days pretty, to choose perspective each moment of their lives. As a professional speaker, author and blogger, communications and marketing consultant, and home décor business owner, she shares her stories of inspiration through creativity, authenticity, and vulnerability. Learn more at and receive your regular dose of inspiration by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201935 minutes, 1 second
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4.5 - Harvesting the Seed

I love the energy Kelsey & Lauren have - their journey to creating Seed & Harvest is so authentic and they truly want to help every woman out there following their dreams. The passion behind their cause is so evident and I can’t wait for you all to hear why they do what they do to cheer on their fellow entrepreneurs.Kelsey is a quick-witted social media and business educator, with a background in photography. She is married to her better-looking business partner Matt, they live in Kentucky with their 4-year-old, curly-headed daughter Myla. She and Matt have been wedding and lifestyle photographers for a decade and have grown a brand that has helped set the industry standard.Lauren is a free-spirited type 7 (hey, enneagram lovers!) who serves as the creative director for the business. She has a brand new squish of a baby, Boone Ford with her hubby, Nolan, and two golden doodles. On a scale of 1 to "woo woo", she's a solid 9, but she feels like she should say a solid 7 (give her all the essential oils + meditations + yoga + personal manifestations, please.) She loves creating in all forms and has spent years in the graphic design world.Together Kelsey and Lauren, specialize in organic, small business growth and connection. Their goal is to teach female entrepreneurs how to grow and convert sales on social media, through courses and retreats. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201937 minutes, 27 seconds
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4.4 - All Things CBD

I love the passion behind the work Tyler Lloyd does - he has so much knowledge about CBD - but also you can tell he has a heart for helping people and making them feel their best. I was so curious to find out more about CBD and if you are as interested as I was you will definitely enjoy what Tyler has to say.Tyler is a self described nerd, environmentalist, and content creator. Originally from Kentucky, he currently calls Washington, DC home. Tyler enjoys exploring the city on his bike, drinking strong coffee, and telling stories through photography, video, podcasts, and the written word. Mr. Lloyd earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Louisville in 2010 and both a Masters of Public Affairs and Masters of Environmental Science from Indiana University in 2015. Additionally, Tyler Lloyd served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso from 2012 to 2014. Tyler is a founder of LOU CBD, a Louisville, KY based company specializing in organically grown hemp products that are THC-free but is still rich in desired phytocannabinoids. LOU CBD wants to help others achieve their greatest potential in life, which starts with a healthy body and mind. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201925 minutes, 54 seconds
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4.3 - The Millionaire Recruiter

Brianna Rooney is not nicknamed the Millionaire Recruiter just for fun, she is a super smart business woman and really cares about individuals finding their dream job and a career that fulfills them. I love the advice she gives to job seekers - surprising tips you wouldn’t expect to hear from a recruiter.Brianna Rooney (aka The Millionaire Recruiter), is the founder and CEO of Techees. Brianna is 34-years-old, has three houses, a top 100 restaurant, Mouthful Eatery, an amazing Chef of a husband and two little kids.Techees is the top tech recruiting firm that places highly sought-after software professionals with companies in the Bay Area that are high profile, VC backed, profitable, pre-IPO and/or public.Brianna came out with a 3-hour eCourse that is interactive, professionally well done and trains you like she would if you were in her office. She guarantees you do well with resume help and an hour consultation with her or one of her success partners in crime. --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201915 minutes, 35 seconds
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4.2 - Modern Meditation

I took what Dr. Amanda O’Bryan shared with us in this episode and put it into practice since we spoke. I have never had someone explain meditation so clearly and make it seem so obtainable. I know you will walk away with a new perspective on meditation and will want to give it a try if you haven’t yet.Dr. Amanda O’Bryan, PhD enjoys the challenge of combining science and spirituality to create a new method of teaching, and a new perspective on meditation that is both modern and meaningful. Before becoming a full-time meditation teacher, she worked as a Psychology professor and brings that knowledge of human behavior and the brain to her meditation teachings. Amanda teaches workshops, creates online meditation courses and works one-on-one with individuals to deepen their practice, and bring mindfulness to all aspects of their lives. You can also find her doing live meditations on Instagram, on Insight Timer, or teaching donation-based classes for beginners and advanced practitioners at The Inner Warrior in Louisville. “It’s not that your life has changed, it's not like the things that stress you out have disappeared, but the way you react to them changes.” --- Support this podcast:
4/17/201928 minutes, 37 seconds
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4.1 - Celebrate the Pause

I have been doing the 21-Day Meditation Experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. I know, right? Two of the best to learn meditation from. It’s an app that encourages a daily practice of meditation to create a lifelong habit. Oprah opens each practice with insight on why this meditation will be important for your life. Day 7, entitled “Obstacles to Grace Melt Away,” she opens with this:“When you feel struggle, pause, try to take a step back, give yourself a moment’s time to find your center. That struggle is a gift, a whisper, it is your graceful, true self, tapping you on the shoulder a little bit trying to remind you, ever so gently, to look again. Because you always get to choose, do you react to an obstacle as a negative or do you embrace it as an opportunity to respond with the open-hearted knowledge that all will be well?”Deepak, I feel like it’s okay to call him by his first name just like we do Oprah, right? Then walks you through the meditation practice. On this particular day he explains:“Once we start the practice of gratitude, our perspective opens up. We start to see how the universe generously supports us in countless ways. From this shift in perception optimism naturally emerges, because the ups and downs of daily existence, hale beside the infinite generosity of nature just as a candle fades in the noon day sun.”I love that visual – our problems can be the candle, but if your sunlight, aka your gratitude for life, is shining so brightly, you won’t even be able to see the candle. But when your world is dim, sometimes all you can see is that flame. It’s funny how making a change in something as small as perspective can define how we view our entire life.Finally, Oprah closes the episode by sharing: “There is a gift in every moment, good or bad. Allow the wisdom of difficulty to speak to you and lead you to where your life truly wants to go.”When she puts it that way, to me those obstacles become freeing. When you allow those things to happen, it is just life/ the universe/ God correcting you where it wants you to go.This reminds me of a quote I saw recently from musical composer Truman Fisher, he said, “The pause is as important as the note.”I am so guilty of wanting to get to that next note, sometimes before I’ve even finished playing the current note. The notes are where I shine, the notes are what I am proud of, and the notes give me joy. But why can’t those pauses fill us in the same way? It is opposite of what our society preaches, being busy is glorified and rest is lazy. But think of how much goodness we miss, by not enjoying the pause, because we mistook it to be an obstacle.I’m so excited for you to hear the experts I’ve interviewed for Season Four.My interest in meditation grew after my conversation with Dr. Amanda O’Bryan and she shares mind-blowing meditation techniques with us. Stephanie Feger also preaches the importance of perspective as she encourages you to “color today pretty.”Maybe you will find inspiration from the dynamic female duos in Kelsey & Lauren, harvesting seeds in women entrepreneurs or Katie & Kari teaching us all how to turn our homes into sanctuaries.I went straight to the horse's mouth for my interview with Tyler Lloyd from LOU CBD. I wanted to find out all about the latest CBD craze. I also talked to Josh Johnson, aka The Kentucky Gent, about how he gets to travel the world, eat all the food, and call it work.And I know you will love the stories of blood, sweat, and tears that will light you on fire for your dreams when you hear the bravery from Brianna Rooney, Jenna Ahern and Maizie Clarke. These ladies are doing big things, and I’m blown away and how they juggle all the hats they wear.Whichever episode becomes your favorite, I hope we can all find a place in life that allow us to celebrate the notes AND the rests. That we can remember to take time to meditate, breath and --- Support this podcast:
4/17/20195 minutes, 45 seconds
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3.10 - Blush + Glow

Allison Jenks and Dana Peddicord loved doing hair and makeup and so they made it their job! I love hearing the story of the hard work they put into their company to make their dreams come true!Allison Jenks is an award-winning hair and makeup artist, co-owner of BLUSH + GLOW, and blogger living in Lexington, Kentucky. With over 6 years of experience as a professional hair and makeup artist, Allison knows how to make you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day, or any day for that matter! Specializing in bridal updo’s, Allison’s work has been featured in numerous local, and national publications. She was recently featured on the cover of TOPS in Lexington as one of Lexington’s leading ladies. A newlywed herself, Allison understands what it is like being the bride, and is ready to help you plan your perfect bridal look. You can always find Allison with a purse full of bobby pins, ready to tackle any hair conundrum that occurs.Dana Peddicord resides in Lexington, KY where she is a wife, mother, and co-owner of Blush + Glow. Having a background in pageantry, Dana learned from a young age that the right makeup and hair can really take you places. Packing her own set of sparkly tools, Dana loves working with Bridal, Maternity, Commercial clients, and beyond. If the occasion is special to you, its special to her, so never hesitate to get your glam on with Dana! Having her professional work featured in a number of local, state, and national publications including Southern Weddings Best Hair Stylist in the South, Dana has the experience and perfectionist attitude that will ensure you look perfect for your event. Dana is a lover of fashion, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. Her daughter, Grace, two puppies, of yes and husband… keep her on her toes but that’s why they make champagne, right? Dana looks forward to meeting and working with YOU!Website | Instagram“We used to always say we will say yes now and we will figure it out later. You just kind of go with it. If it doesn’t work out, wash your face.” --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201928 minutes, 43 seconds
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3.9 - The Renegade Nutritionist

Amanda Nighbert is so chock full of knowledge about nutrition, sometimes I don’t think she is human. She freely shares valuable information with the world, which is just one of the reasons you’ll call her The Renegade Nutritionist.“We are living in a society where we are under-nourished and over-fed. And what that means is that we are eating a lot of calories, but the calories we are eating are not high quality nutrient calories, they are basically like empty calories. So we are walking around overweight, sick and malnourished.”Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition, a fitness enthusiast, and a working mom of two. Amanda is passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. She has worked in the field of weight loss for the past 18 years helping thousands of patients. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work with even more people via her online programs. She is an avid reader and feels that the science behind weight loss, diet, and nutrition is always changing. This rapid change can create confusion and frustration with the average person trying to be successful at weight loss. Her goal is to bring the latest, cutting edge strategies and techniques to her clients in the most concise and educational manner.Amanda is a strong believer that dieting is temporary, something you start and stop. Therefore it is more important to focus on lifestyle changes to truly see long term weight loss success. Her goal is to teach her clients simple yet effective lifestyle changes they can make and easily sustain to see lasting results. Success does not have to be about perfection but rather more consistency. Amanda believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic and often crazy lives.“It’s not necessarily new and recent, but I do feel like the most critical shift we are able to make in our nutritional profile is all around fat. We have lived in a fat-free, low-fat generation since 1977.”Website | Instagram | Facebook --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201933 minutes, 8 seconds
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3.8 - Mind In Motion

Ever since I met Leigh Weinraub several years ago, I have been captivated by her energy and quiet confidence. With even just the audio, I have a suspicion you’ll feel the same way.“Fear is the universal roadblock for all of us. It’s just that each person develops their own unique, intricate system to coping with the fear and they develop a lot defense mechanisms and psychological coping strategies from very early on in their life to deal with that fear. Fear is inevitable and you can’t avoid it, and you have to learn how to cope with it.”Leigh Weinraub is an entrepreneurial powerhouse and renowned speaker; a triple threat visionary with intelligence, passion and a lifetime desire to help others reach their personal best. She also still has a wicked backhand.Leigh was an avid tennis player growing up, rising quickly through the national junior tennis ranks before accepting a full scholarship to play at Northwestern University. After graduation she coached the tennis teams at Dartmouth and Northwestern, leading the latter to consecutive Big Ten championships and a top three national ranking.Through coaching she saw the need firsthand for using psychology in sports and enrolled in the Masters program at Northwestern for Counseling Psychology. Upon graduation she built a thriving practice, working with both athletes and non-athletes, using innovative “walk and talk” sessions to instill confidence and empowerment.While working with a young athlete she wrote BREATHE upside down on the bottom corner of a shirt to help her focus during a tennis match. Others started asking for the same. So she printed dozens, her clients asked for more. Word got around and eventually sparked the Mind in Motion movement - apparel, accessories, bags and journals, all focused on the visual cues of words to remind each of us to be our best selves.Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter“When the mind is focusing on and concise of positive words, you are going to increase the chances of having positive emotions which inevitable can create healing and strength.” --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201935 minutes, 36 seconds
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3.7 - Style Icon

André Wilson is a force - I love that he knows what needs to happen and he gets it done. Whether that is putting a fashion show on or being a brutal honest about your wardrobe.“A trend is going to come and go. The low-rise skinny jean - that wasn’t for everybody. It really…trust me, it was NOT for everybody.”André Wilson is President/CEO of Style Icon, LLC. Founded in 2010, the style, fashion and brand development company focuses on empowering men and women through style and non verbal communication.In addition to personalized style consulting, Style Icon produces fashion shows, corporate seminars and fundraisers to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.As a well-respected stylist and consultant with over 20 years of extensive industry knowledge of trends and non-verbal communication, André Wilson and Style Icon have appeared on E! News, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, US Weekly, USA Today and worked with celebrities Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Gosselin, and Sofia Vergara(Modern Family).“Let’s start where you are. You have to give yourself some self-love right now, where you are. You are beautiful, you are breathing, you are alive. You are on your way to somewhere.”Instagram | Facebook --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201939 minutes
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3.6 - Permission to Leap

Bri Seeley’s energy is contagious! I think of that saying that you are the 5 people you surround yourself with. In this case, I need Bri around a lot more!Bri Seeley is a born catalyst and natural truth-teller with a history in counseling, psychology and entrepreneurship. Despite her two degree’s in fashion design, she was unknowingly taken down the path of healing and transforming lives as a coach and hypnotherapist through a series of “accidents,” “coincidences” and divine guidance. She combines a lifetime of experience with psychological concepts, hypnotherapy and Universal Laws - plus, over a decade of entrepreneurship, coaching and counseling expertise to catalyze your personal revolution. Her specialty is in truly helping you give yourself permission to leap and activate your soul’s path. Bri’s best-selling book, Permission to Leap, is available now on Amazon. You may have seen her on NBC’s The TODAY Show, Forbes, Thrive Global, Medium, New Day Northwest, and Huffington Post.Website | Facebook | But How? Podcast --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201920 minutes, 32 seconds
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3.5 - Sleep With Me

I love the story of compassion that Drew Ackerman shares. Through his struggle with insomnia he developed a tool to help others fall asleep, and even though it can be tough to keep continuing to create content he is motivated that there are people in the word going through pain that he can help ease through his podcast.Drew Ackerman is the creator and host of Sleep With Me, the one-of-a-kind bedtime story podcast featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, and Dr. Oz. Born out of Drew's childhood insomnia, Sleep With Me was inspired by late-night comedy radio, which was the only thing that helped him fall asleep. Created in 2013, Sleep With Me combines the pain of insomnia with the relief of laughing and turns it into a unique storytelling podcast. Drew's stories on the show are inspired by his childhood as the oldest of six children and past jobs as a fuzzy dice and iron-on patch salesperson, fruit fly monitor for the State of California, and librarian for one of the largest jails in the country. Through Sleep With Me, Drew has dedicated himself to help those who feel alone in the deep dark night and just need someone to tell them a bedtime story.Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram“ Who am I to give up on this idea to just give in and want certainty when I know what that feels like, what they’re going through. Even though I haven’t been through that exact circumstance.” --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201915 minutes, 41 seconds
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3.4 - Authentically Me

Emily Ho’s passion for blogging and helping brands tell their stories blends seamlessly into her encouragement of body positivity. I love her ability to know what she stands for and be able to share that with so many people.Emily Ho is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Authentically Social, a digital marketing consultancy focused on fashion and lifestyle brands. She is also the blogger behind Authentically Emmie, a body positive plus size fashion and lifestyle blog.Her writing and blog have appeared on, Business of Fashion, Buzzfeed, Ladies’ Home Journal, Refinery29, and more. As a digital influencer, she’s worked on campaigns for Natori, Kohl’s, Lucy Activewear, and David's Bridal, among others.Emily's unique background of corporate brand and product management plus her position as a digital influencer leads to informed, results-oriented programs for clients.She earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Kentucky, and currently resides in Louisville.Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram“I have found that I am getting more and more selfish, and what happens when I do that is I thrive. More people read or more people interact or my business grows or I become happier. So I think we have to really prioritize ourselves and do things in a way that is not always pleasing others in order to help advance ourselves so that we can be the best people for those around us.” --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201919 minutes, 27 seconds
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3.3 - Leading With A Purpose

I’ve never met someone so passionate about growing other people than Mike Hilton. Mike is such a positive person and an inspiration to be around. You will be instantly motivated to find your passion and take action today.“Anytime we stubbed our toe it an obstacle, is really just a highlight reel in the making. If you never hit the obstacles, you will never really have the highlight reel.”Mike Hilton believes that everyone has a responsibility to use their talents to positively impact the world around them. This idea took root at the University of Dayton, a community based on servant leadership. It gained momentum through teaching high school and playing an active role in the lives of emerging leaders. It was published in Mike’s book, The Next Great You. And it continues to take shape at home in Lexington, KY, a vibrant community that brings ideas to life.At home in Kentucky, Mike is the proud husband and dad of Team Hilton. He’s a believer in the powerful ability of food to bring people together, and is always looking for opportunities to break bread (or chili, or BBQ, or grilled things). And when it’s time to recharge, all he needs is his hiking boots and a dirt path.“Have the self-confidence to realize you are going to be able to handle that unexpected turn when it comes. It may hurt and it may not turn out the way you want, but you might as well just get walking and enjoy the ride a little bit. “Facebook | Twitter | Website --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201922 minutes, 44 seconds
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3.2 - Grounded In Reality

Amy Kaufman has such a fun job! While it probably wasn’t fun to be banned from the Bachelor set, I love her story of being able to make the best of that situation. I can’t wait for you all to hear the insider scoop she lays out for us in this interview.Amy Kaufman is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she has covered film, celebrity, and pop culture since 2009. On the beat, she reports from industry events like the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Grammys. In addition to profiling hundreds of stars--Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Stevie Nicks, Jane Goodall--she has broken major investigative stories on sexual harassment in Hollywood. Amy currently lives in Los Angeles with her Australian Shepherd, Riggins, and dreams of living in a Laurel Canyon tree house.Even if you have never watched an episode of The Bachelor, you will be so amazed at some of the insider information Amy shares in her conversation with me. Banned by ABC, Amy could no longer attend press visits to the show tapings and cover the show for the Los Angeles Times, so she took her writings elsewhere. Amy wrote the book Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure and shares insider information on the operations of The Bachelor.“We’re not actually that different than these people on the show. Getting to interview so many of them and breaking that image down, was refreshing for me.”Book | Twitter | LA Times articles | Instagram --- Support this podcast:
1/4/201914 minutes, 21 seconds
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3.1 - And That's Okay

My husband Brandon and I have a phrase we use often, it’s “And that’s okay.” As we recap our days, we will mention something we wanted to get done, but never got around to doing. “And that’s okay,” the other one will say. It’s our way of giving each other the forgiveness we needed to give ourselves.We say it so much, Henna gets to use it. She lays in bed until the afternoon, and we don’t want to make her move to make the bed, so we will say, “Henna’s extra tired today, and that’s okay,” as we move on to something else.The timing of this season of episodes is never what I intended it to be. I always think I am going to be far more proactive with my free time and want to sit down and edit the episodes in the week or two following my interview. I frequently share how editing the episodes is my least favorite part about hosting a podcast, however the conversations I have with people from all over the world make it worth it, but nonetheless, I procrastinate for far too long.Of course, the timing always seems to work out perfectly in the long run. This time as I was editing during my Christmas break and knew this would come out around the New Year, many of the episodes reminded of the various resolutions we establish with ourselves this time of the year. You can find mine here. So much of this season is wrapped up in improving yourself or going after those dreams.The problem is, we often forget to tell ourselves how much we have accomplished or were able to experience before we got to those resolutions. I can beat myself up for not editing those podcast interviews, but I wouldn’t be recognizing the amazing time I’ve had in my new job or the new friends I have gotten to enjoy.Selfish, to me, is much more than the massage we take time out for each month, or the bubble bath we take on Sunday night to ward off the Sunday Scaries, but its about keeping our mental mind game in check. Instead of having anxiety over the 10 pounds you resolved to lose this year, think back to the amazing meals you were able to have with your husband during date nights. Sometimes we may choose not to get up and go to the gym in the morning, because we just have to read the last chapter of the book we're loving. You may not say yes to every friend that invites you to an event, because you are having a great time at home. What a blessing that is, that we have the ability to experience new restaurants, that we found a book that demands all our attention, and that we have a home we enjoy being in.I am eager for you to dive into the stories of Mike Hilton and Bri Seeley who want nothing more than for individuals to be leading with purpose. They have developed tools to encourage you to do that, while giving you permission to leap. Amy Kaufman and Drew Ackerman took unfortunate situations and made them into brilliant business decisions. You couldn’t have made up these stories of redemption if you tried! André Wilson and Leigh Weinraub really break things down psychologically for us. André looks at why we are dress ourselves a certain way and Leigh wants you to look within to find that motivation you need. Emily Ho shares how having an audience changed the script she was telling them and herself. Amanda Nighbert is chock full of the knowledge and solutions you’ve been looking for when it comes to managi --- Support this podcast:
1/4/20194 minutes, 31 seconds
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2.10 - If You Only Knew

When I started planning for Season Two I made a list of guests that I probably couldn’t get but would continue to dream about as I could only hope that one day it would finally come true. Jamie Ivey, host of The Happy Hour, was at the top of that list. I am elated to get to share her story with you today. There is really nothing else to say, you will just have to sit back and enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201815 minutes, 4 seconds
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2.9 - Off the Clock

I love reading self-help books - specifically the ones that are going to give me tangible takeaways to improve my life. One topic I rarely see covered effectively is the act of time. Now, I’ve heard speakers talk about learning to say no and waking up an hour early, but what if I already do those things? That’s where Laura Vanderkam enters the scene - I saw her speak and after hearing from her I emailed her that night to continue the conversation, because I knew I had to share her message with all of you. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201826 minutes, 47 seconds
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2.8 - Triggered

I first met Alex Clark when she started her radio career at the Louisville radio station DJX. Since then she has appeared on Season 1 of the FOX show Coupled and has moved to Indianapolis where she co-hosts The Joe and Alex Show. She is now jumping into the viral video world with her opinionated clips entitled #Triggered. I love that Alex has an opinion and is able to defend it. Plus she has a connection to Matt Jones with Kentucky Sports Radio, so stick around to hear what’s going on there! --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201833 minutes, 19 seconds
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2.7 - The Art of Fitness and Life

Julian Hays II makes living a healthy life look easy. Julian has two secret weapons that he is going to talk to us about today. He uses sleep and nutrition to give people more energy, so they can move and evolve at a faster pace in life. After a year of going after his dream of becoming a doctor he realized he had a deeper calling and left the pursuit of medicine behind and started his company, The Art of Fitness & Life. He is also an author, a weekly columnist for Inc Magazine, and regularly appears on TV segments. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201838 minutes, 42 seconds
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2.6 - Life of the Party

As the creative force behind Lauren Chitwood Events and Olio Event Group, Lauren Chitwood has spent the last ten years planning weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, social galas, and parties. With a client list full of Louisville, Kentucky’s who’s who in the corporate, social, and charity markets, Lauren Chitwood is the go-to girl to get it done. I’ve followed and admired her work for years and am so excited for you to get to hear how this chick tackles life. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201832 minutes, 27 seconds
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2.5 - Brains Over Blonde

Anna Wood is the founder and CEO of Brains over Blonde, a feminist lifestyle platform for women who REFUSE to choose between femininity and success. Brains over Blonde provides sassy, career and life advice through free content, tools, inspiration, and coaching. Anna grew up in Silicon Valley and is obsessed with female empowerment, innovation, and leadership. She has a Stanford MBA and led sales at Google. She's worked with major brands including Netflix, J.Crew, and Airbnb. I’m so excited for you all to hear her amazing story! --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201823 minutes, 46 seconds
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2.4 - Take A Breath

Sarah Charmoli is a breathing coach in Louisville, Kentucky under the name WE BREATHE. I kept hearing her name and practice come up in conversations so I gave her class a try. She holds workshops all over Kentucky and the world. The class I attended was held at the Louisville Salt Cave and it was an incredible two hours. For as mindless and simple as breathing is, she takes this practice to a whole new level and emphasizes how important it is in our journey. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201829 minutes, 31 seconds
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2.3 - A Shot of CoCo

I saw Colene Elridge speak at a conference, and was immediately impressed with her wisdom and guidance. Recently I began following her on social media and I witnessed the power she has at being an encouragement for women to love and take care of themselves. Nicknamed Coach Colene, she has made it her mission to help ordinary people live extraordinary lives through focused coaching, workshops, and unique programming. Plus, she’s had lunch with Oprah - and she’s giving us the scoop on that - I can’t wait for you to hear her story! --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201831 minutes, 22 seconds
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2.2 - Finding the Words

Jessica Lee Hutchings is someone I started following on Instagram because of her quick cooking tips and healthy recipes. I quickly felt connected to her through her humor, southern accent and family roots in Alabama. We later discovered our families actually grew up in the same small town. My great grandmother taught her parents in Kindergarten - don’t ever tell me this is not a small world! Follow her on Instagram at work in progress Jess because her stories will leave you laughing to the point of tears. Jessica recently took a chance at her dream and I can’t wait for you to hear how that is paying off for her. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/201818 minutes, 1 second
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2.1 - My Pre-Spring Awakening

My journey to self-care continues this time in a different season of life. Earlier this year I was laid off from a job I adored. Through this experience I was given the chance to take a step back and pause. Through that pause, I was able to learn that when you are still and silent, God opens our ears to truths we’ve been avoiding. --- Support this podcast:
7/9/20184 minutes, 14 seconds
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1.10 - Kat Meets Kale

I read an article about Katrina Buening and her inspirational weight loss and how she is now helping women do the same thing. Her story is inspiring and I love her passion for life. She has become a successful entrepreneur because she focused on herself and teaches others to do the same. We also became long distance BFFs just in the short time that we spoke. Connect with Kat over on --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201721 minutes, 58 seconds
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1.9 - Wicked Wisdom

I saw Alli speak at a young professionals’ conference last year and I was so empowered after hearing her story. She had an idea, she acted on it, and it worked! She is now the Founder and CEO of Wicked Sheets. It’s the dream scenario! I’m so excited to get to talk to her today and dig deeper into her journey. If you want to get your hands on some Wicked Sheets, go to BONUS: If you use the coupon code WICKEDSELFISH you will receive 15% off your order. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201721 minutes, 39 seconds
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1.8 - Peace, Love & Salt

Nicole and I have been friends for close to 10 years now. For as long as I’ve known her, she has always practiced self-care. Recently she took the plunge and started Louisville Salt Cave. Not only is she following her dreams, her business encourages us all to take a break and breathe. Visit to learn more. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201725 minutes, 43 seconds
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1.7 - High Performance Coach

This episode I interview a previous classmate of mine, Craig Willard. He is now doing some big things. He is owner of Craig Willard Coaching where he works with athletes, novice to pro, leaders and people that want to actualize dreams/goals and become mentally strong. Not to mention he is also a single dad to a precious nine-year-old daughter. I should mention Craig’s book is now out and available. Visit to learn more. BONUS: Mention Selfish when you book a session with Craig and receive a signed copy of his book. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201732 minutes, 51 seconds
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1.6 - The Pie Queen

Brie and I are both alums of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After graduating she and her husband Brad stayed there and put down roots. She is now famously known as the Pie Queen of Bowling Green. I know the food industry is hard work, but I can’t help but think she looks like she is having a blast whenever I see her Instagram posts.  Visit to order some of her sweet treats. If you use the coupon code “selfish” you receive 10% off your order. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201724 minutes, 19 seconds
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1.5 - Broadway Spotlight

This episode I interview Broadway star Ruby Lewis. When we spoke Ruby was in the process of wrapping up the Broadway show Paramour, she is now in Las Vegas starring in Baz. Ruby and I grew up doing theatre together at our local community theatre and high school and even had the chance to do a few shows together at Western Kentucky University. She followed her dreams and pursued musical theatre as a career. For someone that knows how difficult that industry is, she is brave, but she has the talent to back it up. You can visit to follow Ruby’s journey. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201720 minutes, 32 seconds
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1.4 - Escape to Shape

Being interested in self-care, one day I stumbled across Erica Gragg and her company Escape To Shape. A self-proclaimed gypsetters, Erica believes in a sophisticated yet down-to-earth way of living- blending traveling, local flavors, experiences and entertaining with balance & wellness. Her company creates a unique travel itinerary that serves as the perfect backdrop and platform for discerning guests to re-discover themselves while discovering a new culture. Listen to Erica's great insight then, go book your next travel experience with Erica at If you mention Selfish, you will receive $300 off! --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201721 minutes, 45 seconds
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1.3 - Twirling

Ty McBrayer is a previous colleague of mine. She actually interviewed me for my first job out of college, so I owe quite a lot to her. But truly, in my mind, as the owner of Twirl Boutique and Meant to Be Boutique, she is the epitome of someone that has followed their dreams and I can’t wait for y’all to hear about her journey. She took a leap of faith and it paid of ten fold. Y’all can visit or until you can make it to Lexington, Kentucky to see these stores in person. Bonus: If you mention Selfish, you receive $100 off a bridal gown!! --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201717 minutes, 33 seconds
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1.2 - Small Town Stars

This episode I interviewed the ladies that inspired me to start this podcast, Megan Terry and Rachel Webb. They are the hosts of The Megan and Rachel Show and have a great message to send to ladies out there. When I moved my sister back home from Texas last fall, we listened to their episodes the entire trip home and had laughed until our bellies ached. I hope you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/201722 minutes, 9 seconds
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1.1 - Where It Begins

I have written and recorded this first episode three times now. Hashtag, problems of a perfectionist. I am Allie Martin, I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a Christian, a wife and momma to a labradoodle named Henna Sue. When I made the decision to start Selfish it was fueled by many different motivators. One, I was working in the spa industry where self-care is preached and I whole-heartedly support that. Two, I had a radio show in college and that was really fun. And three, and probably the most important, I genuinely love hearing people’s stories. So often we get stuck in the ruts and don’t celebrate the wins, but when you look back on someone’s entire journey you see the purpose of those ruts and you can cheer on the victories. So really, this show is nowhere near what I thought it would become, and yet, it is exactly what I wanted. I get to share with you some incredible journeys of some incredibly brave people. In the craziness of their ups and downs they have shared how they went after their goals with intensity, while not losing sight of themselves. One of my guests Craig Williard explained it in his interview: “I like to use the analogy of a cordless drill. You have a brand-new battery and you put it on the drill. And you hold it, and continue to hold it. Eventually it will die. You have to recharge it so it can continue to provide help. Selfishness is that recharge. It’s taking time to do something that gives you that energy.” Another, Erica Gragg explained it as: “To be selfish often times is a privilege. To have the time and resources, but to even have the knowledge that you know it’s good and okay to take care of yourself. But truly, you must tap back into yourself and reconnect and discover what makes your soul sing.” Although this journey took me much longer than I had ever thought, I am so proud and can’t wait to get started on Season Two. So please continue to listen, share these episodes with someone who will enjoy them, and I hope the stories I have delivered inspire you to focus on what makes your soul sing. --- Support this podcast:
9/28/20173 minutes, 22 seconds