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Aligned as F*ck!

Aligned as F*ck!

By Candy Barone

Right now, we need to lift the level of consciousness and raise the level of leadership. We need to explore the rabbits holes and learn to play again, together, as one, united in all that we are, and all that we get to become.

I have given myself permission to step into ME. To release the bullshit programming, conditioning, and stories that I held onto that I either created or willingly accepted from others around me.

I choose to be aligned as fuck. A shift is coming … the matrix is imploding.

You with me?
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Part 2: Boundaries, Self-Worth  & Codependency
Part 2: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency
Today, we're continuing our mini-series on Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency with Part 2.  In this episode, we discuss:   Passive Aggressive Culture How to step into your own power Being able to untether yourself from toxic / unhealthy spaces Looking at the areas codependency is showing up Personal responsibility and holding others accountable Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
43:23
December 04, 2022
Part 1: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency
Part 1: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency
Once again, we're heading into the holiday season, which can be hard. I know it has been hard for me in the past—I've had a lot of challenges to the holidays, with various things that go on. There's been a lot of times where the holidays just feel extra heavy, extra chaotic, extra intense. There's been a lot of dysfunction in my family and there's been a lot of need for boundaries over the years.  One of the things I've learned over the years is how to create tools and strategies to navigate through the waters when all of the chaos and the intensity is hitting. So in this episode, I dig into my vault.  I want to share with you a very powerful 3-part series that specifically addresses the aspects of high functioning codependency—those spaces where we feel we need to carry other people; we need to fix it; we need to take care of it.  Oftentimes, we don't realize we're putting ourselves in a space to be enablers rather than people that are helping to hold others accountable.  So in this episode (Part 1), we're going to talk a little bit about codependency and the difference between caring for someone caring from an empathetic, compassionate, loving space and caring, which is that space where we tend to take responsibility for things that aren't ours.  When we step into those codependent cycles, we often need to learn how to create clear, deeper boundaries to make sure that our own sanity and peace is okay. My biggest concern is to grant you the gift of peace as you navigate through the holiday season.  Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you the tools and resources to add to your own toolkit for your arsenal. Whether you're navigating for friends, family, extended family, work, etc, you'll have that space of inner peace so you can stay aligned as fuck, and not drop into old patterns and behaviors that may not serve you.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
45:56
November 29, 2022
Part 2: Stop Asking Kids This Question, and Start Asking These Instead
Part 2: Stop Asking Kids This Question, and Start Asking These Instead
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question, that we routinely ask kids, is absolutely nauseating and offensive to me. It's not an effective question at all.  So, in this episode, we'll continue this conversation, and hear what questions, I believe, we should start asking kids instead.  Listen to the last podcast episode: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/QsnTIivK0ub Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
31:49
November 16, 2022
Another Thing We Should Quit...Asking Kids This Stupid Question
Another Thing We Should Quit...Asking Kids This Stupid Question
I want to talk about another thing to quit... and that is this question that most of us ask our children.  I'm going to tell you why I think we should quit this and why I think this question really doesn't serve on any level.  It's the question that we ask kids, as little as three years old when they can talk and they can start thinking for themselves.  The question is: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  I personally think that is the dumbest question possible that we could ask a child and in this episode I explain why.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
23:25
November 13, 2022
How I Knew It Was Time to Leave Corporate
How I Knew It Was Time to Leave Corporate
Today, I am going to take you down a little rabbit hole into the past.  I'm pulling from my vault of archives on a segment I did about three years ago called Coffee Chats with Coach Candy.  I used to do a morning show and the topics would be all over the place. People had opportunity to ask me questions, and we just got to follow the path of where it went. So today, I am going to share with you one of the questions that I get all the time.  How did you know it was time to leave corporate?  How did you know it was time to move from Milwaukee to Austin?  How did you know it was time to start your own business?  How did you know? Were there signs? Were there moments?  Were there things that showed up that helped to guide you along the way?  And my answer is a resounding yes to all of that.  So hopefully, by sharing a little bit of my story, you may see a path for how you can hear the signs, see the signs, and not always wait for the big massive universal "two by fours" to come crack you on the skull like it often has for me.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
41:01
November 10, 2022
"I'm Just a Duck" -- My Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome
"I'm Just a Duck" -- My Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome
Let's talk about impostor syndrome. We see things on social media and we have a sensationalized perspective around how we think other people's lives are unfolding and what's really going on.  I've had so many people through the course of my life say that I always have my shit together. And I think that's really interesting, because oftentimes, what seems like I've got my shit together, is really just a hot mess that's about to boil over on the inside.  And so I like to tell people that I am a duck. And so what do I mean by that?  When I say I am a duck, I have gotten to a place in my life where I'm able to hold my posture that allows me to be the biggest version of myself, yet what people don't understand is oftentimes what you see on the surface, is different than what is really going on. I think we're all like that in some capacity—we have these masks / layers, that allow us to show up when we need to. While we create the stance—this opportunity to show up, we're like the little duck whose legs under water are going a mile a minute. And so when I say I'm a duck, I mean I have gotten really good at being able to control the energy in the upper half of my body, whether I'm on video, whether I'm sitting at a board meeting, whether I'm connecting with a new client, and oftentimes when I feel the imposter syndrome creep in, the remainder of me is going a mile a minute.  Can you relate? Let's dive in and get aligned AF around this topic!  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
33:00
November 06, 2022
Living Aligned AF from Becoming Strong Within with Chris O'Hearn
Living Aligned AF from Becoming Strong Within with Chris O'Hearn
I am super excited to mix things up a bit by bringing my first interview guest to the podcast!  I want to bring some of my friends and thought leaders on the show that in my opinion exemplify being aligned AF.  These sessions, just like the show, are unscripted— it's raw, it's real, it's gritty. It's getting into some shit that needs to be put on the table.  I think it's really imperative that you get to hear the interplay between other thought leaders—and I will tell you, we don't always agree on things...and that's what I like, we're opening up the space to be curious to think differently. To explore the next level of what's showing up, whether it be from a higher level consciousness, or from a higher level of leadership... it's our opportunity to lean in together, and go down those rabbit holes.  Chris O'Hearn is a high performance mindset & alignment coach for his company Strong Within. He works with individuals on a subconscious level to get unstuck by realigning with their purpose and empowering them to find the strength within. Chris has been on MTV as a featured coach for a show called I Used To Be Fat (from the producers/company of the Biggest Loser). He has an affirmation podcast called The Strong Within Affirmation Podcast. He has been a personal trainer for 16 years, and has a 60 day group coaching goal alignment course coming out in January called The Strong Within Ultimate Life.
54:53
November 03, 2022
Winners Quit All the Time
Winners Quit All the Time
I came across a meme that actually got me pretty riled up. The meme said, "Winners are not people who never fall, but people who never quit."    How about we QUIT with this bullsh*t! How about we quit telling people to just keep going when it hurts. How about we quit staying in the relationship that isn't fulfilling. How about we quit the job that is depleting our life force. How about we quit when it is no longer in alignment. WINNERS KNOW WHEN TO QUIT. I'm going to tell you winners quit all the time. I am a quitter. And I am damn, damn proud of the fact that I quit.   Let's dive in today why it's a really good thing to be a quitter!  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
17:24
October 31, 2022
The Divine Feminine vs Divine Masculine Energies
The Divine Feminine vs Divine Masculine Energies
I want to talk today about the notion of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies. It seems this topic is all the buzz nowadays. I personally think there's been a lot of confusion with exactly what these concepts mean and how we are meant to be applying them to our life.  Let's start by redefining what the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies are and discuss why neither is a bad thing and why we actually need both.  Let's clear up some confusion today and get ALIGNED AF! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
16:58
October 24, 2022
The 5 Ps of POWER
The 5 Ps of POWER
We have such a misrepresentation around what power really is in our culture that I want to break it down and redefine what power truly is.  Oftentimes, we think about power as being this force that's exerted. It's either this push or this pull, or at least that's the way the energy is right now, especially in our culture. So, in this episode, I want to shift that and talk about the TRUE POWER that comes from within. Power is something that we each have access to within our own being. It is not this space that is a way to control or manipulate, or exhort. Get Aligned AF by learning the 5 Ps of Power today! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
33:03
October 17, 2022
Why We Should "Normalize" Not Being Normal
Why We Should "Normalize" Not Being Normal
Today, I want to chat about why we should normalize not being normal. We keep trying to put ourselves into boxes and are wasting time, energy, and focus into fitting into someone else's version of what we're supposed to do and who we're supposed to be.  What the f*ck does "normal" mean anyway?  I think we need to STOP normalizing everything.  Get lit up today and aligned AF by listening to this episode! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
15:20
October 10, 2022
Sacred Cows: They’re Costing You Much More Than You Think
Sacred Cows: They’re Costing You Much More Than You Think
Today, I want to talk about your sacred cows. We'll discuss what they are, how they get in the way of your life and business and what they're ultimately costing you. When I say "sacred cow," it's those things that you're hanging on too tightly to—your beliefs, your comfort zone, your processes and systems, etc, that are not allowing you to see the truth and are ultimately costing you a whole heck of a lot. They're the justifications as to why you can't make a change and a forward leap in your life and business.  Do you have sacred cows? If so, are they on the table for discussion?  Remember—it's not the water outside the boat that sinks the boat. It's the small hole that's sinking the boat. Let's discuss the holes, or sacred cows, that are sinking your boat today.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
16:28
October 02, 2022
Of Course You’re Being Judged … And?
Of Course You’re Being Judged … And?
Do you realize that the biggest fear, aside from death and public speaking (yes, that actually ranks higher than death for many people … I’ll come back to that in another episode) is being judged (and being criticized)? Well, I have news for you … you’re always being judged. And … It doesn’t matter. Yep, that’s right, it doesn’t matter. And, the kicker … it’s not actually about you.. The problem, however, is that we think it’s about us, we internalize it, and we allow someone else opinion to determine our own sense of worth. We allow it to create and build fear within us. And, this fear debilitates us. It shuts us down before we even get started. It paralyzes us, and keeps us playing small. When, the reality is you ARE being judged, all the time. And, that judgment is very rarely ever ultimately about you. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
18:35
September 25, 2022
The Journey to Becoming Aligned as F*ck
The Journey to Becoming Aligned as F*ck
I choose to be aligned as fuck. I am a badass (at least in my mind), heart-centered soul guide and thought leader. I don’t fit in a box, and am here to dance to the beat of my own drum. I am a force of light, love, sassiness, truth, and wonder. And, I absolutely love guiding and working with emerging, enlightened, and evolving leaders to help them access, activate, and amplify their purpose, passion, unique gifts, and voice. I truly believe one of my greatest gifts is to light a fire under people so they can light the fire within. I mean who doesn’t want to live a LIT life? I not only help people step into their leadership, their fullness, and their greatness, I also help them lead their Living Legacy. I help them get lit, step into the fullness of who they are, and live their most authentic, kick-ass life. Right now, we need those leaders more than ever. We need to lift the level of consciousness and raise the level of leadership. We need to explore the rabbits holes and learn to play again, together, as one, united in all that we are, and all that we get to become. A shift is coming … the matrix is imploding. The question is, will you be one to step forward and co-create what’s possible, or will you stay on the sidelines, continuing to hand over your power, as well as your freedom, as you watch it implode? It’s simple, and the choice is yours. I’m looking for those ready to say “f*ck YES” and jump down some unpredictable and uncomfortable rabbit holes. You with me? Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
22:19
September 18, 2022
What Going Off-the-Grid Gifted Me
What Going Off-the-Grid Gifted Me
If you would have told me that I would take time off this past summer, I would have responded with a “hell no” to that. And, proceeded to claim that I needed to “get shit moving” or that I “couldn’t possibly take time off” … or, some other version of “no, I can’t.” Yet, when the universe says STOP, the universe means NOW. My level of burn-out had reached a pretty significant level. Again, I hadn’t been back here since my corporate days, more than a decade ago. I was pushing again. Pushing. So. Hard. Grinding, winding, burning, churning, making “shit happen.” You know, the good ‘ole GSD mentality. My old friend. Though, if I am being honest with myself, it was never much of a friend to me. It stole from me, it taunted me, it convinced me I wasn’t worthy unless I proved myself. It laughed at me, it drove me to the brink of exhaustion, to the black abyss of hell and back many times. It cost me. A lot. In fact, this “friend” of mine was pure evil, pure darkness, pure bullshit. This belief, this story, we buy into that we have to hustle. We have to work hard … you know, the “no pain, no gain” type of bullshit we feed ourselves over and over and over again. I realized I needed to part ways with this old friend of mine. I needed to find a new friend, in myself. In my truth. And, it required me to get still to see it: I have lived most of my life trying to prove myself, to validate myself. For what? For who? Listen to this episode where I discuss what going off-the-grid gifted me, as well as why I believe "quitting" is one of the most important things we can do. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
17:55
September 15, 2022
So, I Took a 9-Day Sabbatical… Uh, Make That TWO Months
So, I Took a 9-Day Sabbatical… Uh, Make That TWO Months
I'm letting you in on my sabbatical journey from the last several months. The truth is I was feeling old, familiar signs of frustration, fatigue, burnout … the kind I haven’t felt since my corporate days. I needed to go off-the-grid, to go offline, to go quiet and get still, to go dark for a bit. It’s only been recently that I’ve popped my head back into the mainstream again, back into social media a bit, back into my “work.”  I'm now feeling ALIGNED AF and I'm excited to share all that showed up, and what’s presenting in how I get to show up for myself more, and for you.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
38:13
September 12, 2022