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Wildly Successful Lifestyle

Wildly Successful Lifestyle

By Heidi Dawson
If you love all things Health and Wellness and style of ANY're gonna want to hang out here! I am obsessed with constant never ending improvement and all the things that can help us do that....but also Im just curious about all the cool things that make us better! This is all in an effort to help each one of us live a WILDLY successful lifestyle!
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206. Is it possible you're taking it wrong?
How many times have we left a party or left a lunch where someone said something and you replay that conversation over and over in your head, making it mean something about you? Have you been playing the victim?  Is it possible it wasn't about you at all?  Sometimes getting clarity on what actually was said helps us to realize it's our brain that is creating the problem.  Let me know what you think by emailing me at I love you guys!
January 21, 2022
205. Can acceptance be OK?
Who can relate to family issues?  100% of us, if I had to guess.....:).  Does it have to be a constant battle?  A battle we continually fight? Is there something we can do to gain peace of mind?  I think so..and I talk about it in this episode! I love you guys!
January 17, 2022
204. Two things you HAVE to know if you want to be the best version of YOU
Do you know what stops you from being the best version of yourself?  In this episode I talk about two things you have to do to be the best version of you! Shoot me an email and let me know what you think!
January 14, 2022
203. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people....
Have you ever looked at someone that was super successful and thought "I could never do that" or "They must have things I don't have"? There is one simple thing that separates successful from unsuccessful and I talk about it in this episode!   You've got this!
January 10, 2022
202. Are we just switching distractions?
This last year I made a very conscious effort to stay off Twitter, instagram and Facebook.  It was just too distracting.  I was successful but I simply switched it to positive influences like podcasts and YouTube videos of Eckart Tolle and Abraham Hicks.  So I was still consuming, still distracting... which defeated my purpose to create.... This year will be a whole new ball about for you?
January 07, 2022
201. Why your New Years goals don't last (And what to do about it)
Do you know how long the average New Year's Resolution lasts?  About 2 weeks......:( There's a reason and it's pretty obvious once we see it.   In this episode I propose we look at the New Year in a new way...I think you'll like it...:)
January 03, 2022
200. If your thoughts were a movie...😳
If someone turned your thoughts into a movie..would it be a horror show or a sequel to mean girls....Maybe it would be a Porn flick?   My point is...our thoughts shape our reality and we spend A LOT of time lost in our thoughts so being aware of them is super helpful. In this episode we dive into what influences us and how our thoughts affect everything....
December 31, 2021
199. Your mindset about self care could be hurting you
Is your idea of self care causing you to think it's unattainable? Your thoughts about it could be the reason you're not doing it....but we can change that today!! Asking the right questions about what we CAN do changes everything! I love you guys!
December 27, 2021
198. Are you an Avoider?
How many times have you avoided having a hard conversation only to realize it wasn't that hard after all?  So many times the weight of avoidance is worse than the actual thing you're avoiding....  Heidi@heididawson
December 24, 2021
197. Are you addicted to social media?
I’m convinced we have a growing problem not only in America but everywhere. We have to get control of it now so we don’t ruin our relationships, our self confidence and our way of life. In this episode You find how to know if you’re addicted and 5 things you can do today to flip it. Love you guys!
December 20, 2021
196. Are you failing in advance??
How often do you find yourself talking yourself out of doing something because you think it will be hard or take forever? How about being worried what others thinK The fun parts of life is the triumph of figuring out hard things.... What are you going to do this week that's hard?  Email me and let me know!
December 17, 2021
195. "Harmless" little decisions that are really hurting you
Have you ever walked into a restaurant, not feeling hungry only to discover your ravenous once you sit down?  You're gonna know why after this episode! How little decisions add up... That one hour you spent on social media?  Adds up to 9 full days of wasted time if you do it every day.....
December 13, 2021
194. How to know WHY you make the decisions you do
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you cancel one appointment because another one came up? Why do we say yes to some and no to others?  The answer is in this episode!
December 10, 2021
193. Why do we only reserve compassion for others?
Can you look in the mirror and say "I love you"? Do you beat yourself up when you look in the mirror? Our happiness is in our control...what are you doing to encourage it?.
December 06, 2021
192. How will your life look at 85?
Are you on a trajectory that will have you traveling, dancing and enjoying life at 85? Does time seem to be speeding by? How many new things have you tried this month? Email me!
December 03, 2021
191. Change your own world!
Don't wish struggle makes us stronger Advancement comes from those that found a way around their fear and pressed forward You can be that person!
November 29, 2021
190. Harness the power of the word "AND"
The holiday season can be tough for many people...but it doesn't have to be Learn how to harness the power of the word "AND" and the power of your thoughts to be present and joyful right now. You don't need anyone to be different for you to be happy!
November 26, 2021
189. Can you brain hack your way to happiness and success?
In this episode I give a couple brain hacks I use regularly to get the momentum headed in the right direction! Your mind is the most powerful tool you have...use it! I love you guys!
November 22, 2021
188. Is your inner warrior dormant?
What does your inner warrior need to stay active and alive? How can you feel "in control" of yourself at all times? If you need a little boost for the week....this is it! I love you guys!
November 19, 2021
187. How would you respond?
My older sister sent me a text this last Friday, I could have let it ruin my weekend....but did I? How do the seemingly little decisions we make every day add up to momentum towards what we want or what we don't want? Are you unknowingly creating drama in your life? We make hundreds of decisions every day, how are they adding up for you?
November 15, 2021
186. The key to self control and discipline
Do you look at "disciplined" people and think you'll never be one? Do you want to know the secret to having self control? Are you sabotaging your success at creating a new habit?
November 12, 2021
185. How to feel comfortable in your own skin
Do you ever find yourself blaming others for your problems? Do you judge people too harshly? We are all human and blame feels good...temporarily.  But our power lies in the ability to take responsibility for our actions. I love you guys!  Be force for good and share this episode with 2 people....😊💌
November 08, 2021
184. Is the world the worst it’s ever been?
Have you ever been to a HUGE buffet? One that has 1000 things to choose from? There will be so many things you love and so many things you don’t love. It can be overwhelming. But you get to choose what to focus on. Life is kind of like a huge buffet and you get to choose what to focus on. In this episode I talk about having to manage my thoughts a lot in-spite of being naturally optimistic. Our consistent thoughts matter so much..:)
November 05, 2021
183. Are you that person? (I hope so)
Do you ever feel lonely? Do you ever wish someone would come along and make something happen for you? Do you wish things were different? This episode is for YOU... I love you guys, I really do.
November 01, 2021
182. Why is it SO hard to stop fixating on negative events?
OK..let's give ourselves some grace..Covid caused us to constantly pay attention to our screens because that kept us connected, but I don't think it's useful anymore...:) Can we overcome negative bias? Why is it sooooo hard to focus on positive events and ignore negative events?
October 29, 2021
181. The best advice I've ever been given
I don't know about you but I love to hear the best advice people have taken because a lot of times, I think "Wow, I can apply that too!" So I gathered 8 different pieces of advice that stand out for me and I give a quick take on how Ive applied it!   Email me your thoughts at
October 25, 2021
180. How to shift momentum in your favor
Anyone else finding yourself hugely distracted right now? The things we are focused on can make us crazy and worried and cause us to lose focus of what we really want for our life. Why does it matter?  Listen to episode 180! Email me at
October 22, 2021
179. How to know if you're living on Autopilot
Are there things that are bothering you but it doesn't occur to you they are easy to fix? Are you letting yourself be pulled in 100 different directions? Are you frustrated and not sure why?
October 18, 2021
178. Who do you think you are??
Who do you tell yourself you are?  How does that affect you? What role does that play in the actions you take every single day? Most people are living a version of life that someone else expects of's not too late to change that. Email me and let me know what you think of this episode or if you have suggestions for future episodes!  I love hearing from you...:)
October 15, 2021
177. How to get ahead of anxiety
Do you ever feel yourself starting to FREAK out? Does your brain throw you thoughts that make it worse?  (Of course it does) Listen for 5 top things to do when you are starting to spiral... Love you guys!
October 11, 2021
176. How to fix the "I don't know" syndrome....
Do you use this phrase to subtly pass the buck? How about to end the possibility all together? I have a solution to fix it in this episode!!
October 08, 2021
175. How to not quit when things get hard
Have you ever wanted to quit something you started? A workout?  A relationship?  A work project? This episode is for you!
October 04, 2021
174. How do you know what's true and what's not?
Are you constantly scrolling hoping to get answers? Maybe you're looking for someone to confirm that you're not crazy? I've got answers for you in this short and sweet episode!
October 01, 2021
173. How to treat those sneaky unnoticed thoughts that are damaging your life
Would you be willing to give 8 minutes of your time to repair an important relationship?  This episode could do it for you! Do you have subtle thoughts roaming around in your head doing damage to you and the people around you? Could you be sabotaging yourself without even realizing why? Email me at Love you guys!
September 27, 2021
172. "I'm a person that can poop anywhere" (worth the listen, I promise)
Do you have beliefs and thoughts that are holding you back? Maybe you aren't even aware of them!  This quick under 8 minute listen could get you on the right track.... Love you guys! Let me know what you think of the episodes and also what you would like to hear more of!  👆👆Email me....I'd love to hear from you!
September 24, 2021
171. If you're going through something hard, do this...
Have there been things in your life that didn't go the way you wanted?  Maybe you're in the middle of something right now...this episode is for you! We literally went through a hurricane this week and I learned something really new too...
September 20, 2021
170. The secret to spectacular relationships..
Do you have big expectations from your long term relationships? Are your most important relationships on autopilot? What can you do to make them better?
September 17, 2021
169. Get off the fence and into the arena!
Are you waiting to feel good until you reach that goal weight or get that partner? Are there dreams you've suppressed because you're afraid you won't succeed? Are you giving your dreams a chance to become reality?
September 13, 2021
168. Is your phone getting in the way?
Are you addicted to your phone? Do you ever ignore the people in front of you to scroll on social media? Is your phone adding value to you?
September 10, 2021
167. Is your boat headed in the right direction?
Are your daily actions bringing you closer to the person you want to be or further away? Do you need to constantly grow in the important areas? Can growth be happening even if it's not measurable?
September 06, 2021
166. This might help if things aren't going as planned...
It's been a crazy couple of years.... Have you had major disappointments because of Covid?  My guess would be you have.... I know it's hard to hear someone tell you to look on the bright side....but maybe there's something to it Be sure to email me with topics you'd love to hear!
September 03, 2021
165. Do you live a life of "Circumstance" or "Creation"?
Do you know what a powerful creator you are? Do you know how to line up with everything you want? What are you doing today that puts you on the path of the thing you want?
August 30, 2021
164. How to override those negative self thoughts
Can you really change the way your brain thinks? Have your negative thoughts ever won out? Are you focusing on things that affect you in a negative way?
August 27, 2021
163. What activity is your focus breeding?
I have a new definition for "Sticking your head in the sand" I also talk about "reality" and how to figure out what's real in this crazy world! How do you get your head in the game to create value? I love you guys!
August 23, 2021
162. Your future self has a message for you....
Will you future self look back and wanna hit you over the head or give you a high five???  :) How your choices can be reframed to make you feel better Even in the chaos you still have so many choices, can you see that? Instagram:  @theheididawson
August 20, 2021
161. Is the world going INSANE?
What a title, right?  If your answer is yes, you definitely want to listen to this episode. I want to challenge your thoughts a bit. Did you know the definition of Insanity is "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" You guys.  We can do this.  We can beat the machine.  We just have to know how to work it! I love me at and let me know what you think!  I seriously want to hear from you.
August 16, 2021
160. Is there another way to look at it?
Noise and chaos is everywhere but so is goodness... Is there a better feeling thought you can have about what's going on? Are you building a life that empowers you and builds your immunity? Things we all need to hear....:)
August 13, 2021
159. Can you get your mind there FIRST?
Why do we start things and can't seem to keep it up? Why do we sometimes cave to our friends? People take their cues from you on how to treat you, so set yourself up for success....
August 09, 2021
158. Get out ahead of it..
Do you spend too much time worrying what others thinK? Do you give yourself a chance to make good habits instead of bad ones? Do you pay attention to what YOU think? This is one for the books... love you guys
August 06, 2021
157. Could THIS be why you're tired?
Three big things that affect your tiredness... Sometimes we actually choose to be tired... 5 things to do to prevent the feeling of being tired... Love you guys! Instagram:  @theheididawson
August 02, 2021
156. Are you the lead role in your own life?
Are you playing the lead role or treating yourself like an extra? Are you a people pleaser? Are you bending into a pretzel for other people? You make you happy, are you doing the things that allows that?
July 30, 2021
155. CEO, Podcaster and Connector: Luke Van Every "The Network Table" Podcast "In this Together" Roundtable Want to know 3 strengths that make him successful? Challenges he had and how he adapted with Covid. Why networking is so important....
July 28, 2021
154. Do THIS and your life will change...
Do you have behaviors that aren't serving you? Do you have an identity standing in the way of your Wildly Successful life? Are you letting others influence your thoughts? You can change all of that...... Instagram:  @theheididawson
July 26, 2021
153. Are you the boss of YOU?
Are you showing your brain who's boss? Did you know you can do that? Are you creating a life that excites you or letting life happen to you? Let's do this! Instagram:  @theheididawson
July 23, 2021
152. Three decisions you make every day that are life changing!
We each have the same amount of time in the day.. We each have to eat We each decide whether to exercise or not We each choose what we fill our minds with..... Are you making decisions that make you stronger or weaker? Instagram:  @theheididawson Email me if there are topics you would love for me to cover in an upcoming episode!
July 19, 2021
151. Are you gonna be stronger or weaker this week?
Don't be bullied.   Are you pulling the strings? Are you caving to groupthink? Are you in control of YOU? Instagram:  @theheididawson
July 16, 2021
150. Two self inflicted joy killers....
Are you giving yourself a chance to have more good days than bad? Our thoughts are so important to our happiness, but they can also be detrimental.... I have talked about it before that I have a generally happy demeanor. I’ve always just been optimistic. It’s kind of my go to state, which I know is really good. But with that comes the thought that I think I should never be unhappy or anxious or worried and  And you know what? Life IS supposed to feel good and you ARE supposed to be happy, but you aren’t AWAYS going to be happy. It isn’t realistic. It’s ok to have a not so great day, we are all going to have those, but are you giving yourself a chance to have more good, happy days then bad? Are you aware enough of your thoughts that you can tell when you’re starting down a path that isn’t serving you? I haven’t always been but I with all the thought work Im doing. Im getting pretty good at identifying thoughts that aren’t serving me and changing them. Instagram: @theheididawson
July 12, 2021
149. What is YOUR version of self-discipline?
Do you know the difference between wanting and deciding? Do you knock your discipline? How to use the areas in your life where you do have discipline to your advantage! @theheididawson
July 09, 2021
148. Two very powerful little words: "I AM"
How many of our habits come because of the "I AM" statements we use? How are you holding back because of your "I can't" statements? How to use your discipline! @theheididawson
July 05, 2021
147. How to have a WILDLY successful renovation on your own!
Hi guys!  In this episode, I share my top 10 tips with you for renovating, especially if you are not using a professional interior designer!   The apps I discussed in this episode for mood boards:  Pinterest and Houzz From budget to sub contractors, having a process and knowing what you want in advance can save a lot of pain...:) @theheididawson
July 02, 2021
146. Is your definition of fun limiting you?
Life should be fun....are you having fun? Do you have thoughts that are limiting you? Are you aware of the thoughts you have that give you grief? How our thoughts are holding us back.... Change is constant but our thoughts can evolve @theheididawson
June 28, 2021
145. Is your home encouraging bad behavior?
Did you know our home can influence our habits? Want to know how to help our home support us? Want to know the main thing you should focus on with your home? I also give a quick window cleaning's all there! @theheididawson
June 25, 2021
144. "God gives us trees, not tables and chairs"
What are you doing with the opportunities you have been given? What is your unique talent? Can you go through life without struggles? Is life supposed to be easier? Instagram:  @theheididawson
June 21, 2021
143. Is doubt holding you back?
Can we make time to listen to our OWN thoughts as well as be inspired by others? Are we letting our own brilliance shine through? Do we ever give our brain a break from consuming? Email me I love you guys!
June 18, 2021
142. Are you filling your jar with sand?
Are distractions ruining your creativity? Do you feel addicted to social media? You aren't alone!  It seems to be more and more of a problem, but we CAN fix it! Getting inspired is easier than you think..... Email episode requests to
June 14, 2021
141. Is your momentum headed in the right direction?
Is the momentum of your life headed in the right direction? Have you ever had a really inspired moment and then nothing changed? Are you hoping things change but you're scared to take the first step? Get the ball rolling! Instagram:  @theheididawson
June 11, 2021
140. "This" is your first step!
Are your distractions keeping you from your calling? Is there a way to quiet the noise around you? Are you managing your technology time? We have to be intentional in order to live a meaningful life! Instagram@theheididawson
June 07, 2021
139. How to create your unique potential
Do your thoughts about your potential make you feel bad? Do you feel stuck and think your potential is fading? Are you constantly comparing your life to others? Do you wish something would change but it just isn't happening? Episode 139 is all you.....:) Instagram:  @theheididawson
June 04, 2021
138. Are you sacrificing an exciting life for comfort?
Did you know we can actually deactivate our intellectual brain by focusing on drama? Living on autopilot can actually make us unmotivated and less likely to change. You deserve an exciting life and it's not as hard as you think.... Mindfulness is crucial to our future self
May 31, 2021
137. How to sail past your genetic wiring
Are you stuck in the same routines? Do you have to live the life of your parents? How to live a life that excites you! Does your DNA have to dictate how your life turns out? Do you have a baseline for your day? All this and more....Listen now! Join my email list at @theheididawson on Instagram for cartoons and videos correlating to this episode
May 28, 2021
136. How to feel normal around food with Kari Dahlgren
Do you binge eat and wish you could stop? How about mindless eating? Weight loss is a HUGE topic that people are constantly asking about...but what is right for you? Tired of dieting, but afraid to stop? We talk about these things and so much more on this episode! So many great tools and quizzes 👇🏽
May 26, 2021
135. Are you addicted to this drug? (probably)
 We all know drugs that are not good for us and can derail our life, but are we addicted to the latest drug of choice? You probably are and it is keeping you from so many things that create a life of joy. We talk about that and also possible cures in episode 135... We also get some concrete things we can do to avoid it. I give an embarrassing confession about myself.... So much in one little under 8 minute episode! @theheididawson on Instagram
May 24, 2021
134. You can run, but you can't hide (from yourself)
Listen to this before you make a major change in your life.... When we were young, our parents conditioned our brain, but as an adult, we condition it...yikes What are you believing about yourself? Would you tell your 5 year old self some of the things you say now? I love you guys! Instagram:  @theheididawson
May 21, 2021
133. So you had a setback, now what??
Setbacks can be big or small and different people respond in different ways. Some bounce right back and some it seems to derail. What's the difference? I talk about that and also how to be one of those people that seem to bounce right back. Love you guys!
May 17, 2021
132. Avoiding THIS only makes it worse!
Are you an avoider? I list 5 things you are probably avoiding that really affect you. I talk about how they affect you and what you can do about it...:) I also give some great ideas of how to stop avoiding...:) I love you guys! Instagram:  @theheididawson
May 14, 2021
131. If you were a house, would you want to live there?
The top things people look for when buying a home are location, curb appeal, condition of the home and the surrounding homes and neighborhoods.  How would you stack up? Where are you mentally? How's your curb appeal?  😁 Have you kept up your maintenance? Who are you surrounding yourself with? This is a good one....don't miss it... Instagram:  @theheididawson
May 10, 2021
130. Are you giving your power away?
Are others to blame for the way you feel? Do you feel out of control of your emotions? Are you constantly hoping something or someone will change to make you feel better? We got this!  I let you in on some interactions I had this week that are going to make you laugh (I think...) but also make you think... Our circumstances are sometimes out of our control but there is a way to still be in control... Instagram:  @theheididawson
May 07, 2021
129. Relationships....It's a BIGGIE Do you cringe when you think about your past relationships? Are you tolerating less than you deserve? Are you expecting people to read your mind? Do you account for technology errors? (Forgetting to press send on a text you think you sent😒) Relationships can be the icing on the cake and should make you feel even happier, but are they?
May 03, 2021
128. Lighting design artist: David Schad
We talk all things lighting... if you're planning a project, you don't want to miss this episode! What are some of the most important aspects of a lighting plan? Which LED bulb should we use for the prettiest light?  What are some of the pet peeves of lighting designers? How to get a good lighting plan if you can't afford to hire a lighting designer? David Schad
April 28, 2021
127. How to be a person of value (Email me for a pdf with 18 power questions that could change the way you view your life!) Monday question:  "What is one thing I will do this week that pushes me out of my comfort zone?" Friday question:  "What is one are this week where I caught myself with a negative thought and turned it around?" Do you get that worthiness is your baseline? How to become a person of value........ Tony Robbins:  "Everything you need is within you now"
April 26, 2021
126 Navigating this crazy world successfully with Donny Granger
How Covid has affected our mindset and what we can do about it Tips on how to stay positive  Donny's experience with and how it has helped him truly stay grounded Tips on how to stay grounded including "Earthing" Naming your anxiety 
April 21, 2021
125. Why do I sometimes feel so unworthy?
Does your worthiness feel tied up with other people's validations? Does your worthiness feel tied up with your accomplishments? Have you made choices in life you aren't proud of? Maybe you aren't where you thought you would be at this point? Or maybe the things you are watching and reading are making you wonder if you are part of the problem.  Just because someone tells you up is down and down is up, it doesn't make it so.....  Listen in to start your week in the right frame of mind...Love you guys! Instagram:  @theheididawson
April 19, 2021
124. Accountability is crucial to success with Dr Larry Goodman and Martin Casado
How can you get that extra little push? Do you start the day giving yourself a head start? How do I stop being so addicted to my phone? Do you surround yourself with people that help you reach your fullest potential?
April 14, 2021
123. Can you spot manipulation?
Are those thoughts you have really yours? Do you wonder about the topics google pushes when you search? Do you fall for the outrage agenda of the week? Are you aware of the tactics being used to subtly manipulate your thoughts? Listen now to see how to overcome manipulation by...well everyone....:) @theheididawson
April 12, 2021
122. Is food wreaking havoc on your body? with Dr. Peter Osborne
Is your body full of inflammation? Are you in chronic pain? Are you ready to hear the truth about artificial sweeteners? The truth about "normal" test results from your Doctor Dr. Osborne is passionate and gracious and he believes all progress starts with TRUTH, which he definitely shares with us today.  I'm pretty sure you are going to be blown away by what he has to say, I know I was..... A $75.00 discount on Dr. Peter Osborne's Genetic Lab Testing For Gluten Sensitivity! Now available without a doctor's visit, and exclusive to this Wildly Successful Lifestyle podcast brought to you by Heidi Dawson. At checkout apply this coupon:  wsldna75
April 07, 2021
121. Are you aware you have these SUPERPOWERS?
Are you easily irritated by someone else? Do you suffer from road rage? Do you get super bummed when things don't go your way? Do you let other people's behavior control your feelings? Help is on the way in episode 121..... Instagram:  @theheididawson
April 05, 2021
120. Sober Savvy Tribe with Madera Beckham
Do you wonder if you're drinking too much? Do you wonder if you have a problem?  How do we define a drinking "problem"? Do you worry you will be considered "no fun"? How to have fun without drinking... Take the shame out of drinking Take the 21 day drinking program to connect with others just like you.... New program starting 4/5!  Changing your life is so much easier when you have support 💌 Email:
March 31, 2021
119. Are you bringing your A game?
Do you have a dream calling you? Are you settling in an area of your life? Are you afraid to dream big for fear of what others think? Are you hanging on the bench when you know you should be on the field? Instagram:  @theheididawson
March 29, 2021
118. Imagine the possibilities with Diveheart: Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez
Nervous about your first dive?  Think about doing it with no arms and no legs!  That is exactly the opportunity Diveheart provides to veterans, children and people with disabilities.....  Hear about a diver that is on a ventilator, or in a wheelchair....  Diveheart provides relief from pain but also a belief that anything is possible.  Jim and Tina are truly making the world a better place!   Sign up to guest dive or be a support diver.  Not a diver?  You can donate to help someone else have the experience of a lifetime.....  Facebook:  Diveheart
March 24, 2021
117. Are you falling for the Narrative?
Is America really racist? Are you being manipulated? (Hint: You probably are) How do you stay positive without sticking your head in the sand? How can we make sure our thoughts are truly ours? Instagram:  @theheididawson
March 22, 2021
116. Phobia hacker: Monica Roseberry, MA
Do you have a fear that is setting you back?  Do you suffer from performance pressure? What stories or beliefs did you learn in your formative years that could be holding you back now? has tips and techniques to help empower you to thrive instead of just get by in spite of your fears Listen to episode 116 for tips to overcome these and other problems that are caused from our belief systems......
March 17, 2021
115. How not to be a Negative Nancy
Have you ever had a negative judgement about someone that turned out to be wrong? How about judging others? How many negative thoughts do you think we have a day?  (Trust me.  It's A LOT) How much of your happiness is connected to your thoughts? I confess a couple of my judgements (I'm not proud of them, but I learned)  and how I turned them around.... Instagram:  @theheididawson
March 15, 2021
114. Hypnosis and Sleep Pro: Dr. Dyan Haspel Johnson PhD
Getting a good night's sleep is one of the keys to happiness!  Dr Dyan has been focused on helping clients get better sleep for years and has mastered it in many ways.  Listen to today's episode for things you can do TODAY to help...:) Instagram:  @drdyanhj Youtube:  @drdyanhj Having trouble sleeping?  How about feeling anxious?  Dr Dyan has created programs designed to teach you ways to help yourself through self hypnosis. We talk about that today and also how she helped cure herself and has been helping others for years get better sleep and feel less anxious.
March 10, 2021
113. Information Overload....Over it?
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with information that you end up paralyzed? Are you addicted to instant gratification? Can you reflect on one thing you learned from a relationship that is over? Best 10 minutes of your week....:) Love you guys! Instagram:  @theheididawson
March 08, 2021
112. A Wildly Successful Journey to Sobriety with Ashley Boyd Instagram:  @thepinkowlkitchen Ashley was on her way to a life with hard consequences but she turned it all around and boy did she pick a tough year for that! Hear her story on how she completely changed her life by getting sober, and she started the month before Covid lockdowns....Her story is inspiring and will make you cheer, but also see what is possible when you decide enough is enough.  Sobriety changed her life in unbelievable ways.  I love her story and I LOVE her passion for her food blog, everything started falling in place when she made the decision to let it. 💌
March 03, 2021
111. Is happiness in your control?
It's been a rough year.   That's OK, because we are resilient. YOU are going to be OK, in fact you are going to thrive, if YOU decide you will. I love you guys! Happiness is waiting for you, but you have to go and get it....  Let's do this! Instagram:  @theheididawson
March 01, 2021
110. The possibilities are endless with #1 best selling author Julie Bruns
Did you know your iPhone lowers your IQ?  How about the reason multitasking isn't so great after all.....  How she wrote her book and got it published and how it became a #1 best seller!  .......We cover all of this and so much more in our episode.... Get her #1 best selling book:👇🏽 Julie's podcast:  "The Peace and Possibilities" Podcast Julie's 5 free tips to creating joy at work: 👇🏽 Robin Sharma: The Greatness Guide
February 24, 2021
109. Are you complicating things?
Are you feeling overwhelmed because of crazy times?  Are you wondering if life is ever going to get better?  Have you been knocked back a few steps and wonder how you will recover?  If you've had a rough year, join the crowd.  What do wildly successful people do so they don't let a bad day turn into a bad week?   Resilience Determination Mental and Physical Strength Why are these so necessary during hard times? All this and so much more.....Listen now!  Love you guys.... Don't forget to subscribe and give me a 5 star rating (if you love this episode, of course) Love you guys!
February 22, 2021
108. "If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong!" with Dr. Larry Goodman Want to know an affirmation to say every morning that basically guarantees something good will happen?  We share it in this episode! How these 3 steps will help you deal with an upside down world:  Awareness, Acceptance, Appropriate action Podcast:  Fridays with Goodman  Watch Mel Robbins "5 second rule"👇🏽
February 17, 2021
107. Who is to blame? Instagram:  @theheididawson How to know if a story is true or not Who is to blame for you having to do things you don't want to do? Who is to blame for the state of America? Whose fault is anything really?
February 15, 2021
106. "Rock your online presence" with Tiffanie Teel
Join Tiffanie's online course here👇🏽 Instagram:  @Tiffanieteel Want a new website but don't have the budget?  Check out this episode!  Tiffanie's passion comes through in helping you design your life and your website to create your own version of a Wildly Successful Lifestyle!   #Wix #webdesign
February 10, 2021
105. Are you heading towards the "Danger Zone?" @theheididawson on Instagram I was having a conversation with my husband about feeling anxious about the state of the world. The state of politics. He asked me how it affected me personally. Like directly. How did the Capitol uprising affect me personally and directly. After thinking about it, I had to admit it was only in my mind. If I had never known about it, I wouldn’t have felt so anxious. I have talked about your thoughts control everything and I fell into the trap of saying but it’s happening and shouldn’t we do something? There were times where I was reading something and I literally felt my pulse speed up it bothered me that much. But there’s something new every other day. You see. It doesn’t matter what happens in Washington. It doesn’t matter what the media decides is the next crisis. It doesn’t matter unless you let it.  The thing is. Can you change it?  Are you going to do something to change it?  If not, Then worrying about it isn’t going to help. Learning that has been the most refreshing thing. They want you outraged because then you’re going to check your phone every 3 min to see who owned someone else. You can be using that time to do something good for yourself. To spend quality time with your favorite people. Spend time on what makes you feel good.  Your happiness really depends on you finding a way to feel good in spite of the external things. Notice I don’t say stick your head in the sand. I think we can all acknowledge we’ve had a challenging year but its being positive in spite of that, finding happiness in spite of that. Making continuous progress in spite of that. Well…..How in the world do you do that? Listen now!:)
February 08, 2021
104. Real Estate Guru and my mentor Eddie Scruggs Lifetime member of the multi million dollar club Real Trends top Realtor in the  1/2 of 1% for total transactions in 2018 and 2019 Ask to be put on the mail list! Bergamot link Pine bark we discussed: Suggested reading:  Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
February 03, 2021
103. We each have ONE job @theheididawson on Instagram SO we all have one main job in life and this goes for every single person. I’m going to tell you what that is at the end…..Don’t you love a good hook like that? I was listening to a podcast this last week and I thought Wow, this is so good and so deep and the guest was talking about how many years it took him to research his book and my mind immediately went to the thought “is my podcast good? Do I go deep enough? Does my book need to be researched for years?  But you know what? I caught myself and I turned it around. I realized I was comparing myself to someone who wasn’t me. That is a recipe for disaster, it is certainly is not going to increase my happiness.  It could cause you to quit or not even start because you think you aren’t good enough because look at all that person has accomplished or all of their degrees or “years of research” right? But they had to start somewhere and that goes for every thing in life. If you think that person you see online got their success overnight, I would bet a lot of money that you don’t know the whole story. Do you ever do this? Compare yourself to someone else? Am I the only one?  Odds are you do. I read one study that said 88% of women compare themselves to other women in one way or the other and other 12% weren’t alive…just kidding about that last part. The 88% part is true though.. I would argue everyone does it because it’s hardwired into our species according to Leon Festinger who did a whole study on Social comparison. Check it out. I will put his name in the show notes…it’s pretty interesting. Did you know that comparison is one of the leading causes of unhappiness? And social media has just made it worse. We will compare ourselves to others in any area and we do this for different reasons but a major reason is self evaluation because you wonder how you stack up to others around you. But see this is where it gets tricky because when you compare to someone you don’t know on social media, you are comparing yourself to the idea they are presenting about themselves. We’ve all heard about the “highlight” reel of someone else’s life on social media. Listen now....:)
February 01, 2021
102. Let's talk Wealth with Afflowent founder, Claudia Sawaf Instagram:  claudia.sawaf Podcast:  Conversation with friends Afflowent is an empowerment movement designed to take the anxiety out of money and wealth management.  Claudia's passion is to help women realize that we can re-write our money story and move into financial abundance without all the confusion.  Do you know your happiness curve?  Budget doesn't have to be a bad word.   Pay yourself first Money matters Abundance mindset
January 27, 2021
101. Do you know how to use your warrior?
Instagram:  @theheididawson We are hardwired to want to steer own life, to want to have freedom of choice, to want to make our own decisions. That’s why America is so appealing, its the idea that the people are making their own choices. So if you feel like something is really off in your own life…maybe youre letting someone else drive. Maybe you’re letting the news dictate your mood starting first thing in the morning. Maybe you’re living the life your mom or dad wanted you to live, maybe your friends are influencing you to do things you wouldn’t normally want to do if left to your own choices.. and maybe social media is causing you to look at your life like it’s boring and non consequential. This IS where Im going to cut us all some slack. Some of these things are relatively new so we are just now learning the damage it can do. For some, social media makes them feel depressed or even worse makes them really dislike those that have different beliefs…I don’t remember a time politics has been so toxic. It’s to the point now that it is affecting friendships and families and not in a good way. We are better than that. For others the 24 hour news gives them so much anxiety they can barely function and have to turn to buffering like drinking, eating or drugs to make them feel like they can endure. If any of these things are you…Is it time for a reset? Our brains will be addicted to drama if we let them. Hanging out on social media or watching the news may give us a temporary dopamine hit but what is it doing to us long term? Do we need to start viewing the internet like McDonald’s? Ok every once in a while but the food we really need is whole. The things we feed our mind is as important if not more than the food we feed our body. I have some really good news for you though. You have a choice but you aren't without tools to make that choice. you have helpers and they are helpers that you control but may not realize it or just maybe haven’t used them lately. What in the world am I talking about? Here’s what I know and I was reminded this week by Tony Robbins. Everything you need is inside you right now. Everything. You have to make the decisions though that create the life you want. No-one else is going to do it. Sometimes those decisions are hard to make but you can make them and you have the tools. A really strong tool we all have Im going to share with you now. We all have 4 archetypes inside us. Every single one of us, so if you’re listening to this think about that for a minute. We all have these archetypes, now for those of you like me that have to look up that word, Im going to switch to using the word identity, it just makes it a little easier to understand. We have these 4 identities : warrior, a king or queen, a lover and a magician. The Warrior gets things done no matter what and sometimes uses force to do it. The warrior takes action and desires clarity so that he knows exactly what needs to be done. The Queen or king takes everything and everyone into consideration as a whole and makes decisions from that place. They lead by example and is clear and wise. The magician is our place of creativity, problem solving, and thinking. The magician is finding our healing and our transformation. This type seeks to keep us safe and guide us especially as a child
January 25, 2021
100. John O'Leary: Expected to die. Now teaches others how to live.
Instagram:  @johnoleary.inspires "Live Inspired" with John O'Leary Podcast Two-time #1 National Belling Author of "On Fire" and "In Awe" In this episode, we talk about how John encourages his kids to look for kindness, how we can move past the current political divide, and the key to unifying as a country.   On a day (January 20th, Inauguration Day of a new president) when some feel ecstatic and others feel devastated, we are talking about the way forward.  The best days are ahead!   John O’Leary, Two-Time #1 National Bestselling Author & Speaker Expected to die. Now teaching others how to truly live.
January 20, 2021
99. Awkward COVID encounters
Instagram:  @theheididawson Hi guys! Welcome to the 99th episode of the Wildly Successful Lifestyle podcast! Oh man… you know what that means?? 100th episode is next and I have a super surprise for you guys! I have trouble believing it myself…. But for now…let’s bask in the sun of episode 99. Ive been traveling a little lately and People are so interesting…aren’t they? I met my friend Teresa in Atlanta for Atlanta’s Mart Market. Covid has changed our world so much in so many ways and it is never more obvious than when I travel. I know some of you wouldn’t dream of traveling right now and some of you are like me and just not afraid to travel. I have personally known several people who have had Covid and some wouldn’t have even known but they chose to get tested because they were around someone that was positive. I have also had second hand knowledge of 2-3 people that have been relatively healthy as far as everyone can see but they had a really hard time with Covid which included being hospitalized . So, the cases vary greatly and that is confounding.  Why does it ravage one and not the other?
January 18, 2021
98. You have more POWER than you can ever imagine
Instagram:  @theheididawson My challenge to you this week: Be aware of each decisions you make. Is it empowering you or enslaving you? Is it empowering you to remain calm or enslaving you to fear Is it empowering you to vitality or enslaving you to cravings Is it empowering you to think for yourself or enslaving you to the pack Choose your hard: It’s hard to be fit, but it’s also hard being overweight. It’s hard to be financially disciplined but it’s also hard to be in debt It’s hard to be consistent but it’s also hard to be uninspired Protect your peace like your sanity depends on it Protect your health like your life depends on it because it does Protect your mind like your happiness depends on it because it does.. If you’re an adult, You’re the one forging your own path. Not your mom and dad. Not your spouse. You may be following a similar path but you don’t have to, not if that doesn’t work for you. Don’t be afraid to change directions, you’re worth it.
January 11, 2021
97. Fitness and Health author, blogger and podcaster: Gina Harney Instagram:  @fitnessista Join the fitnessista fitness challenge starting January 18:  Link Below!👇🏽 Meal Plans, Workouts, Hiit Training and so much more!   Perfect timing to start your new year off to a great start!
January 06, 2021
96. The key to FREEDOM Instagram:  @theheididawson 5 things we are working on this year: The food you feed your body The things you feed your mind The amount of exercise you get The thoughts you have about anything And the people you surround yourself with If you make it your goal to improve each one of these things this year, I think you will find you are empowering yourself and when you are empowered you’re free. We were raised in a society where we are taught that we should put the needs and thoughts of others before our own, but if you aren’t concerned with your own feelings then who will be? Some of the strongest people I know, who also happen to be some of the most giving people I know have a strong sense of worthiness and value. They never sell themselves short. I’m not encouraging you to be callous, I just simply want you to realize that you are worthy of a life that is good. You are worthy of being loved and you are worthy no matter what anyone else says. I believe God created you to be your very own Beautiful, unique self. Your self worth should not be tied to what other people believe of you. You’re worthy because you were born. Now each of us has a responsibility to make the most of that life….. I love you guys and cant wait to talk to you in a few days....:)
January 04, 2021
95. The "House Whisperer" Feng Shui expert Amanda Gibby Peters
Amanda Gibby Peters is a Feng Shui expert and author of "Simple Shui every day".  Links to her site, her book and her services are below! Our interview is full of great information for anyone who has a home....:). She understands the connection of our surroundings and our energy.  There are small things we can do to make our home feel AMAZING and she is so graciously sharing those with us today!
December 30, 2020
94. Are you comforting yourself into Paralysis?
Instagram:  @theheididawson My challenge to you this week. Take an inventory. Are the decisions you make every day adding to your COMFORT or are they adding to your TALENT STACK? Are you reading books that expand your mind or are you starting the latest Netflix series? Are you taking courses that exercises your brain or are you checking into social media for the 50th time? Are you doing something every day to make a life that excites you?  Remember if you’re feeling are focusing on the past and if you’re feeling anxious, youre focusing on the future. Finally, Everything begins moving in the effort of your attention. So find something that excites you, find something that lights you up, and if you already know what that is, don’t give up, move towards that dream like your life depends on it, You don’t have to be the smartest and you don’t have to be the best but you can always be the one that doesn’t give up. I love this quote by Chinese philosopher Loa Tzu: He said: “If you’re depressed, you’re living in the past. If you’re anxious, you’re living in the future, and if you are at peace, you’re living in the present.” How often do we waste being present because we are thinking about something that happened in the past or we are worried about something that may happen in the future? This has been especially hard this year. We are all having to learn to pivot, to adjust, and to adapt. We all have had things cancelled, we’ve all had to adjust to things we may not like, and we have had to adapt in order to feel a little bit of normalcy. But through all that… There are things that can’t be taken away from us. I get to choose how to look at something and no one can take that away from me. I get to choose to find the positive in even the most challenging times. And if you hear that and think…”year, right” well then what alternative are you leaving for yourself? Just give in to the hopelessness you feel in a situation? What good is that doing for you? We have to have our own backs oK? Your perception of things is everything. We all experience tough times that can be devastating, and often we have no control of circumstances like that….But we ALWAYS have control of how we choose to show up. How we choose to react. How we choose to think about something.
December 28, 2020
93. Award winning designer Mila Yudina! Instagram:  @milayudinadesign Book Suggestion:  "The Tipping Point" by Malcom Gladwell Interior Design Fashion Design Jewelry Design Dr. Gabor Mate:  "The Roots of Healing"
December 23, 2020
92. Are you feeding the good wolf or the evil wolf? (You have both) Instagram:  @theheididawson 2020 has taught me that nothing is permanent. Nothing bad is permanent, but then nothing good is permanent either.  Why did I go and have to say that? It may seem a little bit negative, but that’s just because we do tend to like things to stay the same especially if they are good. We have been programmed to crave comfort and predictability. We were put on this earth to have new experiences though. We are here to create and enjoy life. We are here to grow and learn and inspire and be inspired. The events of this year and the things we are dealing with will pass. It may not seem like it but they will.  But you know what? Sometimes a change up is good. It makes us either appreciate what we had or realize maybe we didn’t love that tradition so much anymore and so we are glad it changed. Maybe it makes us start a new tradition. If you dig deep, you can find something good that has come from the change up. Maybe your holiday is a little more intimate. maybe it REALLY makes you appreciate the traditions that you may have taken for granted. Or maybe you’re lonely and you aren’t sure when that is going to end. Loneliness is an emotion that most people feel at one point or another, so if you are feeling lonely, you aren’t alone…. There have been times in my life when I have been in a group of people I enjoyed and still felt lonely. The reason? Because my thoughts were on something other than the present…something I was missing. Often it isn’t the lonely feeling that is so distressing, it is the thought that we are always going to be lonely that is the most distressing. But you know what? This too shall pass. You aren’t always going to have that emotion. And listen, if you are feeling loneliness that is devastating and feels like depression and you can’t kick it, ask for help. If you don’t feel comfortable talking with someone in person about your feelings, go online to They have been highly recommended by people for being an online option for mental health help and remember, this is a form of self love. There is no shame in needing a little help here and there. We all do and getting it is a sign of strength, not weakness. Another proven way to work through loneliness is to reach out and help someone less fortunate than you are, because more than likely there is someone who has it worse. Maybe an elderly neighbor…could you drop off fresh cookies or a plant? What about Fostering dog or cat that needs a home? Could you clean out your closet and drop clothes off at a homeless shelter? How about donating money to an abused women’s shelter? These are just a couple ideas… and another thing…It could also be a hormone imbalance, Ive been pretty open about my experience with hormone imbalance. I am so grateful to have realized that my feelings of unhappiness and loneliness were a hormone imbalance and now I don’t have that problem anymore because I regularly have bio-identical pellets to balance my hormones, if you think this may be a problem, listen to episode 63 with Dr. Richard Pearson. It feels really really good to know there are things you can do to make the emotion of loneliness or any negative emotion feel less powerful. Remember you control your thoughts, which control your emotions so becoming more aware of our thoughts is super helpful.
December 21, 2020
91. Design guru... Sean Anderson!💌 Instagram:  seanandersondesign Work featured in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest and Traditional Homes We talk paint, lighting, tips on creating a beautiful space if you can't afford a designer, and Mistakes people make when designing on their own. Interior Design Tips Sean's favorite paint color:  Benjamin Moore:  Classic Gray 1548 My favorite white:  Benjamin Moore:  White Dove OC-17
December 16, 2020
90. I'm not ok, you're not ok, and that's OK Instagram:  @theheididawson Personal Responsibility List: -My physical health is a priority -My mental health is an equal priority -I nurture the relationships that are most important to me -My home is clean and organized -My finances are in order I wrote a new mantra in my journal and I think I will keep writing it daily until it completely sinks in, you can borrow it if you want as well. I wrote that My life is the way it is because of the decisions I have made. The things I control are the only ones that matter in the long run. You know what the biggest thing I control is? It’s my thoughts. And that goes for you as well. If we start being aware of our thoughts, then we will have more control over our happiness.So the title….I’m not OK, You’re not OK and that’s OK, I wish I had created it but A dear friend of mine this week sent me an article with that title, and I loved it. Sometimes life is going to throw us curve balls. No-one is exempt. Things will be going along great and then bam something happens and we are left wondering what hit us. That’s life. The contrast of the bad makes the good so much better. So, if you are going through a hard time right now, Realize no matter how bad things seem, things will get better. It’s temporary. Just like stormy days don’t last forever, neither do bad times. The contrast of the clouds with the sun, makes the sun so much better! We all experience situations that are challenging. IF you live in this world then you may experience discomfort weekly and maybe daily depending on your nature. But how much of your discomfort is self induced? How often do we relive past hurts? How often do we have arguments in our heads that we never will have in real life? How much are you worrying about things that will never happen? I know I experience this and sometimes it depends on what I’m reading or watching. Something I read can turn a perfectly good day bad and nothing in my environment changed except for my thoughts about what I just read. This reminds me of a story I heard this week. There were two monks that were walking through a forest and they came upon a river, there was a woman standing at the side and asked for help getting across. The first monk was a bit irritated and just kept walking but the second monk picked the woman up, carried her across the river and set her down on the other side safely. The monks then carried on with their journey, but the first monk was obviously upset and so after a couple hours, the second monk asked what was wrong. The monk said, brother, you know we are not supposed to touch a woman and yet you picked her up carried her across the river. The second monk, said brother, I dropped that woman at the side of the river hours ago, you’re still carrying her. You see his thoughts about the woman were unnecessarily weighing him down. How often do we do this to ourselves?
December 14, 2020
89. Kristy Woodson Harvey: Best selling author and "My Design Chic" blogger Instagram:  @KristyWHarvey (Fabulous must follow!) for her books: (Also Target, Amazon, Barnes and Noble)  The PeachTree Bluff Series, "Dear Carolina", "Feels Like Falling" "Lies and Other Acts of Love"  She blogs 7 days a week and writes a book each year.  Both ventures are extremely successful and super fun to be a part of!   Advice to aspiring writers:  Show up at the page every day (consistently write) and FINISH THE BOOK! Who would benefit from this episode?  Anyone who loves to be entertained, but also writers, readers, and anyone looking for inspiration to just be better.....:)
December 09, 2020
88. Are you Pigeonholed and don't know it? Instagram:  @theheididawson Are you comfortable hearing the other side of the story? Are you comfortable listening to someone you disagree with? Are you comfortable trying new things? Do you notice the older you get, the less tolerant you are to others, the less adventurous you are? Do you hang only with people that agree with and think like you? Do you watch only the news that tells you what you want to hear? Is your social media filled with people that all feel the same as you? A while back….Mine started to look a lot like that. I started wondering in advance if a person would feel the same way as I do or if they are on “the other team”. How in the world did that happen? I am pretty open about the fact that I love people. I can stand in a room and find something I love about anyone in that room. Then all of a sudden I started wondering if that person believed this or that…or would that person dislike me because I look different from them? These were things that were actually going hrough my brain. This is not normal for me. I had allowed myself to fall into the trap of social media and bias. I sometimes would justify it by saying, I don’t want to dislike that person because of the way they believe so I will unfriend them or unfollow them. When did that become OK????? Why was I afraid of someone that had a different idea of the world? Why does it even matter? This is not a problem with the other person. This is a problem with me.  We watched a documentary called “The Social Dilemma”. IF you want to freak yourself out, watch that documentary. It’s a big problem and more than likely you’re dealing with it too. So if everyone is having this problem how in the world do we fix a problem that big? One person at a time if you ask me. And it starts with each one of us. I believe strongly in personal responsibility. I am a product of my choices and only my choices and if you are older than say 18 you are as well. We can only blame our parents for so long. That may seem harsh but it’s true.
December 07, 2020
87. Fed Ex Pilot (OH, and my husband!) Eric Dawson💌 Instagram:  @theheididawson California surfer to FedEx Pilot! Interview with my we met and how he has become so successful!   Anthony Robbins:  Date with Destiny seminar "Pay yourself first"
December 02, 2020
86. How to find the silver lining in challenging times Instagram:  @theheididawson There was a old farmer who had a horse. One day his horse ran away and his neighbors all said “oh what bad luck” the old farmer said “Maybe”. The next day the horse returned with 2 other wild horses and the neighbors all said “Wow, what good luck!” The old farmer said “maybe”. That day the farmers son tried to ride one of the wild horses and it threw him off and he broke his leg, the neighbors all cried “oh what bad luck” to which the old farmer said “Maybe”, but the next day the military started drafting healthy young boys for war and when they saw the boy and his broken leg, the passed him up…by now, I bet you know what the neighbors said and what the old farmer’s response would be. The point is, we like to label things good and bad. But how many times in your life have things that seemed bad at the time turn into something good or cause something good to happen? I bet you can think of a time you had something happen that wasn’t great but good things came from it. Now when things are happening that don’t seem to be going my way, I look at the situation and ask “what good is going to come from this?’ Or maybe “What can I learn from this?” So, my challenge to you this week is no matter what happens to you or what is going on, don’t label it just always expect something good to come from it and watch how it changes your life. I love you guys and I will talk to you in a few days!
November 30, 2020
85. ENVP of Arbonne and busy mom of 3: Mary Jane Archer!
Less than 1% of AIC's achieve the NVP title.  The annual typical earnings of AICs can be found at maryjanearcher@gmail,com Instagram:  fitbonnemom Suggested book:  The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Arbonne International ENVP Health, Nutrition, skin
November 25, 2020
84. Are you a judging judger? @theheididawson Can you leave us a 5 star review? (if you love this episode......:) Our judgements of others do not reflect that other person, it reflects our life experience. In fact, It has nothing at all to do with the other person and everything to do with us. Now thoughts have energy so our actual thoughts can affect us and the other person, but we will talk about that in a minute. My challenge to you this week, because as Im recording this it is Thanksgiving week and we may be seeing family we haven’t seen in a while and we all know that can be stressful. But this week work on noticing subtle negative thoughts you have about someone else and as soon as you do replace it with 3 things you love about them or three things that make you grateful for them. If it’s a stranger make something up about them that is nice…. Not only will you notice you are happier but my guess is you’ll notice your relationships will feel better as well. I love you guys and Ill talk to you in a few days.
November 23, 2020
83. Liza Graves: CEO of Style Blueprint:
Instagram:  @lizagraves Suggested podcast:  Donald Miller "Story Brand" and "Business Made Simple" Style Blueprint is one of the coolest lifestyle publications in the South.  30,000 page views per day and 5.5 million readers in 2019.  Connecting women to their community.  They do it so well.....
November 18, 2020
82. Want to feel more Grounded? Instagram:  @theheididawson LinkedIn:  @theheididawson To answer the self-grounding tips, I would suggest figuring out a way to take breaks to keep your focus at it’s best, also don’t just burn all day long without being thougthful. Every time you start a new task or a new meeting, thats a fresh start so treat it as one….tell yourself how you’re going to show up with this new task. So if youre getting in the car? Decide how you’re going to drive, what youre going to listen to, if you’re walking into work, decide how youre going to show up today, and when you are starting a new meeting decide what is the best way for you to serve those that your are meeting with.  Also, to help you remain self aware…..Try to come up with a trigger that reminds you to ask “Am I being present right now? Or are my thoughts serving me? There are apps that help you be mindful….the calm app is my favorite, you could also set an alarm on your phone or maybe use some other trigger like your coffee cup or your water bottle, each time you take a drink ask yourself these questions. Ill tell you a story showing what I think is a great use of triggers. My husband and I were at dinner the other night and it was one of our favorite places..quiet, great food, good lighting…did I mention quiet??? Anyway you know Im setting the scene for you so Eric and I are enjoying our wonderful dinner with a glass of wine and the hostess seats a couple across from us which is fine you still have your own little booth but the lady from the moment she sat down kept getting those loud dings on her phone, the loud text dings…by the third one which happened very fast, Im getting a bit annoyed. My husband says “Dont let it irritate you remember we are working on our equanimity and I was like you’re right, Ok lets make a game of it. Every time the phone dings we say I love you. It got comical, because 10-12 times later and some were right in a row we were laughing and really kind of enjoying it, now they had no idea but it turned what could have been a dinner ruining moment into a fun one ally by changing the meaning of that loud ding…..It’s all about living intentionally and realizing that you control more about your life than you think you do. Where you are right now is a product of your actions prior to today. What you do today decides where you are tomorrow. Every single day you wake up is a new day. Every single day you wake up you get to decide who you are going to be today. Just thinking this way helps me feel centered. I don’t know if you have started a morning journal yet, but when I write in my journal every morning that Im exactly where Im supposed to be and things are always working out in my favor. My brain sort of analyzes where I am right now and is thankful for that but it also analyzes anything that maybe hasn’t gone my way and it makes me think about what good is coming from that.
November 16, 2020
81. The Sleep Doctor: Dr. Michael Breus Book:  "The Power of When" LinkedIn:  thesleepdoctor Instagram:  thesleepdoctor Twitter:  thesleepdoctor Tips on getting a good night's sleep! Why you may be waking up in the middle of the night... How does alcohol affect your sleep? Magnesium and sleep And soooooo much more! Hi guys! Welcome to the Wildly Successful Lifestyle podcast and Wednesday Wisdom. Im over the moon about my next guest…he is the number one guy to talk to about sleep habits in my opinion and this interview is FULL of absolute gems for basically anyone that sleeps… Dr Michael J. Breus is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show (39 times in 8 seasons).
November 11, 2020
80. Is your brain addicted to junk food? @theheididawson My challenge to you this week: Notice or be aware of the amount of times you distract yourself by grabbing for your technology Once this week, Turn your phone off or leave it in another room when you are meeting with another person And finally avoid your phone for the first 30 minute when you wake up and instead grateful journal/ meditate. And then turn off all technology a minimum of one hour before you plan to go to sleep. A lot of us grab our phone the first thing in the morning, carry it in our hand all day, and go to sleep with it at night. How many times are you at dinner with someone and they spend time looking at their apple watch or their phone the whole night? How about grab our phone to start scrolling immediately when we stop at a light or park the car? Is there ever a time you are sitting with nothing to do and don’t think about your phone? I regret to say the answer for me is probably not. Now I am working on that and I am gonna tell you about that in a minute.
November 09, 2020
79. Finding success and happiness with Turn around expert- Edmund Lowman Instagram: @edmundlowman Youtube: @edmundlowman Recommended books:  Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das                                              Essentialism by Greg Mckeown                                              Your Brain at Work by Dr. David Rock                                              The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Awesome takeaway:  Event + Reaction = OUTCOME (As opposed to Event = Outcome) Business tips, life tips, happiness tips!  Listen NOW 😊
November 04, 2020
78. Is the world working for you or against you? @theheididawson on Instagram and Facebook and LinkedIn My challenge to you this week is to recognize that what meaning you assign to events has everything to do with the outcome. This applies to anything that happens. Traffic jam? You can get angry and make it worse or you can turn on a positive podcast or happy music and choose to decide you will make the best of it. Dog chews your rug? You wanted a new rug anyway or you can just flip the rug and maybe change the layout of your furniture which makes you love the room more…..election doesn’t go the way you want it? Maybe it drives you to talk to someone about your anxiety and you end up solving some long unaddressed issues that makes you an all around happier person. I know that may seem like a stretch but giving ourselves permission to feel better or feel ok regardless of what is going on is crucial to our overall happiness. Things aren’t always going to go your way but you can ALWAYS grow from it or gain from it if you ask the right question…how can this work out in my favor?  That IS how the world works. If you believe it is working for you, it is. If you believe it is working against you, it is. So which would you rather have? Think about it and maybe listen to this a few times and Im sure I will get a few emails but I want to hear from you so email me at In the mean time, soften your words, be aware of the meaning you are assigning to the events of your life and most of all….dont forget to decide to have a great week regardless of what is going on. I love you and Ill talk to you in a few days.
November 02, 2020
77. fashionista and boutique owner Chantal Johnson Instagram:  @20twelvedesign Ever wonder what it's like to own your own design/fashion boutique?  We talk about fashion and trends and also the work that goes into owning your own store.   Buying at market in Paris and how Covid has affected retail and Shopping!
October 28, 2020
76. How to create YOUR version of a WILDLY successful Life! Instagram:  @theheididawson For your VISION board: Relationships Body Finances Mindset Break those areas down. For example, when I first met my husband after we had talked for a little bit, he showed me a list he carried in his wallet of his perfect partner. He had written down all of the qualities he desired and would not settle for less than what he had on that list. If you are already in a relationship, how do you want to that relationship to look? How do you want your family and friend relationships to look and feel? Make a list, post pictures How about your body? I write every day in my journal that I want to have 18% body fat. Im not there yet but Im close. Find pictures of the type of body you want and add those to your vision board! Write down your exact weight, the body fat percentage you want, the way you want your body to feel. Finances: Want to be debt free? Want to have a certain amount in the bank? Want to make a certain amount per year? Write it all down. Post pictures of what that would look like. Mindset: What is the main emotion you would like to feel? Is it calm? Happy? Joyous? Inspired? Loving? How do you want to feel daily? How do you want to show up in your interactions with others? What emotions do you want to have regularly? Write those words down and find images online of how that feeling would look! The name of this podcast is one that everyone can understand, right. I mean, When you hear Wildly successful lifestyle you kinda know it means something good a life that is exceptional. Think about it for a minute……What does it mean to you? How does your version of a wildly successful life look? We can all come up with what our version looks like. But guess what? Everyone’s idea is different! There are some of you that may have thought of a penthouse in New York, working a job that you love, meeting friends for drinks and dinner twice a week. Others may have a vision of a small home in the country on a huge piece of land where you farm and raise your kids…….Maybe you are happy with your life but your version of a wildly successful life includes a fit, healthy version of yourself. Here’s the thing. It is critical that you know exactly what you want. It’s critical that that vision is so real you can taste it. If you hang out until the end I am going to tell you how to I create my vision boards!  A life by design doesn’t just happen, it is intentionally created. You have to know what you want or you will settle. You will follow what the crowd does. How many people do you know that live a life their parents designed for them and they feel unfulfilled or maybe they didn’t design anything and they are just going with the flow, hoping eventually they will fall into something they love? How many of you feel like you put your dreams on hold to do the things other people want you to do?
October 26, 2020
75. "The one minute Negotiator" with New York times Best selling Author Dr. George Lucas!
Tips for mastering negotiation! Best tip for writing your first book! Active listening, Ask better questions Always sit in the front row!  "The One Minute Negotiator"
October 21, 2020
74. How to be your OWN power source! Download the CALM app for meditation programs! I wanted to just remind you today that you have the power inside you to not only inspire others but also inspire yourself. To be your own source of power and inspiration. I was having an entrepreneur club meeting on Saturday with my friend Brooke and we were talking about empowering thoughts and she said “I am my own power source” and I loved that so much I thought I would incorporate it into an episode! What does that mean really? Being your own power source doesn’t mean doing everything on your own. In fact knowing that you need help and asking for it is a very powerful tool that so many women just don’t use. Another tool that is super empowering is admitting you don’t know the answer when you don’t know the answer. There is power in saying “you know what? I don’t know, so let me do a little digging and I will get back with you.” That is perfectly ok and actually empowering to use. Being your own power source also means knowing when it’s time to rest and not just knowing but then taking that time and actually resting. Even if it’s for a 20 minute reset. There is no badge of honor for running yourself into the ground. Being your own power source means recognizing that self care is more important than anything else. Putting your self care first is a tool that so many women just neglect. Self care looks different for each of us and only you can define it. Do you know what that is for you? Do you have a set standard for yourself? Self care includes your mental and your physical health. It’s super empowering to set and keep a standard for self care. And this standard can be fluid, especially if you have neglected it. When I started really deciding to get In Shape I was 30% body fat. My goal was just to get below 30%. Then as I exercised and started noticing how much better I felt and how much better my clothes looked, my standard kept getting higher. I’m working now in the 20% body fat range and that’s my standard. So meet yourself where you are right now and just say you know what? Where can I be this time next week? What can I do this week that casts a vote for who I want to be, who I identify as being?
October 19, 2020
73. "The magic of feeling good" with Olesya Wilson Embrace your feminine power!  Keep your motivation!  You are UNIQUE! #hydration #meditation #hormones #melatonin #leakygut  #hypnosis  #Bonebroth
October 14, 2020
72. How to stop feeling STUCK!
Email me!: Instagram: @theheididawson Have you been feeling stuck lately? Feeling like you do the same thing day in and day out? Maybe you wish something exciting would happen in your life? Has life become so routine you wish something would happen even if it’s bad just to give you a different pace or some new drama to talk about? Not wishing bad on anyone, just wanting something to CHANGE! You’re too comfortable. You feel like a rat in a wheel. You wonder when or if life is going to get better for you. You feel stuck in a life that isn’t making you feel ALIVE OK ILL Stop! Does this sound like something you feel? Theres one thing I want you to consider Before we go any further, theres a question I want you to ponder…… Are you really stuck or is it simply the way you are perceiving your life right now. Thinking you should be further along than you are because you’re comparing yourself to other people that don’t have your unique life goals? Maybe your watching people on social media that are in the same age group as you and you think your life pales in comparison?  Are you taking this into consideration when you label yourself as stuck? Seeing someone else’s highlight reel and saying your life sucks in comparison is not being fair to yourself. Maybe someone else is looking at your life and wishing they were where you are. Have you ever watched a preview of a comedy show and it was hilarious so you decide to watch it and then you realize the only funny parts were in the preview? Sometimes that is the case for life on social media as well. Not always, but often. So, take a really hard look at where you are in life right now and cut yourself a little slack. Only you know if you are playing full out or if you’re taking the comfortable path every single day……..So then. Let’s talk about that………..this is where we have to be real with ourself. Because maybe you really are stuck and you have done nothing about changing it? Well this episode is for you! This is your wake up call. Look it’s easy to fall into comfort and try to convince ourself that you’re happy where you are and say or “Im too young and I don’t have the experience”, or “I’m too old to do anything new” How about “My brain doesn’t work like it used to” or “You just gain weight as you get older” There are thousands of statements like these but like I always say “Im not going to depress us all by continuing in that line of thought. More than likely you know the statements you say to yourself and others that in your mind excuse you from making changes, from living that wildly successful life you thought you would be living. It’s easy to get into a groove or a rut and stay there because getting out of it would cause discomfort. Well…I believe we should be doing something every week if not every day that causes us some sort of discomfort. If you are not doing anything that challenges you or causes you a little bit of discomfort…you probably have stopped growing and more than likely you do feel stuck and you aren’t sure why.
October 12, 2020
71. The Brain Coach with Nawal Mustafa M.A. PHD Student Clinical Neuropsychology
Instagram:  @thebraincoach Psychoeducation and self help tools Nawal and I discuss morning routines, sleep, social media, negative self talk, Mental health habits, and where to visit in Canada!
October 07, 2020
70. How to be calm in the storm instagram:  @theheididawson Favorite books:  "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferris                                 "Atomic Habits" by James Clear                                  "On Fire" by John O'Leary Favorite podcasts:  "School Of Greatness"  Lewis Howse                                       "Life Coach School"  Brooke Castillo                                       "Kwik Brain"  Jim Kwik The idea that your thoughts create your reality is Truer than any of us would like to realize until we recognize it is true and then you get excited and really really start watching what you allow into your brain because it affects us so much. Now, If you’re like me sometimes you hear people say “it’s what your focusing on”. Just think about something else, focus on something else and you will change the way you feel. And in the middle of something hard that is frustating to hear, but sometimes it’s true. For example, We had our family down here with us all week and the house was full of laughter and joy and when they all left and it was just me and Eric….. I felt a little sad, the house felt a little empty but I know that the reason I was sad was because of the contrast of the house being full of people I love and now it’s quiet. I was focusing on what was instead of what is right in front of me.  I was feeling the contrast….I let myself feel it for a little bit but then we got busy exercising, riding bikes, focusing on other things like reading, talking over lunch about what we would do for the day and dinner, enjoying each others company and suddenly I felt so much better….that is an easy scenario of how changing your focus can fix your feelings. Start being intentional and aware of the thoughts in your head because that will really help you be able to feel better when the situation just needs a focus change. Scott Adams has a quote about our brain and how it isn’t designed to process everything in its environment, so it has to set up filters. And those filters are what you pay attention to, what you focus on. Think about that for a minute and maybe pause this for a second if you need to and really think about what it is you are paying attention to regularly. Is it the news? Social Media? Gossip? Are you filling your brain with enough positive input to outweigh the negative? When you focus on filling your brain with positive input, it creates filters for your mind that are positive and the more you do that, the better you are able to feel calm during the storm. At first, your brain is going to want to jump back to the drama, because if you have been used to drama your brain literally has created grooves/patterns that are comfortable for you. Drama can be a drug that you keep going back to. So at first avoiding it will be hard but eventually, you’ll want it less and less. Think of creating a new path through a forest… first it’s a lot of work, but once the path is taken a few times, it becomes way easier to use. That is how it is for your brain as well. These filters we create are how we look at the world.
October 05, 2020
69. Weight loss mindset with Ilana Muhlstein
Instagram:  ilanamuhlsteinrd Author of "You can drop it"!  Order on's AMAZING! Ilana and I discuss mindset tips for weight loss and also her amazing journey on Tik Tok, instagram and losing 100 lbs! Join us for a fun episode..we also talk about water intake and tracking
September 30, 2020
68. How to combat feeling unworthy Instagram:  @theheididawson Facebook:  @theheididawson My challenge this week:  Pick an area of your life where you are done settling and decide what it would look like if it was already wildly successful. What’s the ultimate outcome?  18% body fat?  Having a successful business that you love?  Clarity is the goal here.  You don’t even have to know how it’s going to happen. Clarity of outcome is crucial. Know your outcome. Write it everywhere, create a digital vision board, put sticky notes on your mirror and your fridge and then watch your brain help you solve the puzzle of how you’re going to do it.You are worthy just for being human. You are worthy not because someone else tells you you are but because you were born, yeah it’s as simple as that. You are a gift from God or the Universe or whatever belief system you have. It is not an accident that you are here and that you are where you are. If you’re listening to this podcast this message is meant for you. What is your purpose, your passion, your dream? You are worthy of that dream and you are meant for it. So now that that’s settled.  What does feeling worthy look like?  How does someone that feels worthy walk around this crazy fascinating world we live in?  I am someone who knows what it feels like to feel worthy but also times in my life where I felt very unworthy. I can remember a time I had a minister once tell me that I was not worthy of having my prayer heard by God and that he would have to pray for me in order to have my prayers heard. I was probably 22 or so and I remember the feeling of hopelessness that came with that thinking I wasn’t even worthy to pray?  I look back now of course and realize how ridiculous that was for him to say and also how it couldn’t further from the truth. You might be thinking to yourself well that’s just crazy and it is. I bet though, you can think of things people said that may have shaped your own worthiness. You’ll never be successful, you aren’t good enough, you’re bad because you did this or that. I could go on but I don’t want to depress us..  And listen..everyone has a story and some are worse than others but if you’re listening right are NOT your past. You are NOT what someone else decides you are and because I love you...and I only want what’s best for you. I want you to know that your life is your own. No-one else can do it for you. Your life is going to be exactly what you make of it.  We can hang onto the stories Of our life and all the reasons we can’t do something OR We can decide right now that enough is enough.  And back to the question of what does feeling worthy look like?  It looks like not settling.  It looks like not tolerating toxic relationships. It looks like setting boundaries In the relationships you do have. It looks like having a healthy relationship with food. It looks like having an environment that you enjoy and is worthy of you. You guys I can continue all day on this But I know you have things you got to do so let me say this.
September 28, 2020
67. Fitness/Bodybuilding competitor Natalie Chapman!
Instagram:  @Chapman4019 Bodybuilding, Fitness competition  Curious about a day in the life of a fitness competitor?  We talk about it in this episode!  Also about the tan, the bathing suits and thriving in spite of health issues.   Food intolerances  Fructose, Dairy, Glucose
September 23, 2020
66. Are you addicted to your phone? Instagram:  @theheididawson So many of us spend a lot of our life consuming whether that’s what we are watching, eating, reading, or buying. Often, We fill our heads with entertainment and distraction and we fill our closets and fill our homes with things when what we really want is to feel happy feel loved and fulfilled and especially we want to feel joyous and alive. Alright, Hard question incoming…..When’s the last time scrolling on instagram or fb or tiktok made you feel alive?  When’s the last time buying a new pair of shoes made you feel joyous for longer than a day?  I’m a shoe and purse girl so I understand it can make you feel temporary joy. But seriously.  When is the last time you really thought about what YOU want out of life?  What is it that brings you joy? I want you to Think about just for a second when was the last time you really felt pure joy?   Really think about that. NOw, if you did that...  My guess is no one pictured themself scrolling Facebook or Instagram or tik tok. More than likely it was a moment on the lake riding on a boat feeling the fresh air on your skin. It was the moment with your family or friends enjoying a nice bottle of wine over dinner maybe on the patio.  It was experiences. It was time spent with people you love.  It was time spent doing something new or learning something new. It was most certainly not scrolling away on your phone. Why then is it that we are so hooked to our phones?  Its kind of sadly normal anymore to see a group out to dinner and at least one is spending time on their phone, if not all.  My husband and I were in Bora Bora in a restaurant on the water and there was a young couple seemingly on their honeymoon and honestly they were on their phone the entire night. I felt kind of sad for them. The person right next to you, the live one that you have chosen to spend time with and they have chosen to spend time with you... they are more important than anything someone has to say on social media. Im saying this because we all do it. We have all been guilty of it. Phone addiction
September 21, 2020
65. Want to look younger? Skincare tips and botox with Carol Langsdon Instagram:  @langsdonclinic Shopify: My interview with Carol Langsdon of The Langsdon Clinic answers all your questions about botox she gives us skincare tips! Check out their site on Shopify to order their fabulous skin care line.  (I LOVE it!) We answer these questions: You have run a successful facial business for over 30 years. Dr Langsdon your husband has been voted one of the top facial plastic surgeons in America and there have been so many awards you guys have won over the years. How did you get started and what do you think is the key to your success? I personally LOVE botox. Can you explain how it works? How long does it last and also does it hurt? I can answer that because I get it! Are there any services that you guys offer that are sort of hidden gems? You have an exfoliator product that I love. Can you explain how that works? OK, sometimes I see people and they have obviously had work done, or they have had too many fillers. You guys don’t let people do that and I love that. Everyone leaves looking natural. They look like themselves just a fresher, younger version. How do you keep it where people look natural? So now you have been making women and men look younger for many years. Out of the non surgical services you offer, which ones give you the most bang for the buck so to speak? (lol) What can someone do to make their skin look younger if they are not ready to have any of the services performed? Is there a skin care regimen you suggest? What advice would you give to yourself back when you were just getting started?
September 16, 2020
64. Can you be YOUR OWN LIFE COACH? @theheididawson So this week: I challenge you to Number 1: Set a very specific goal Number 2: Write it down in your day planner or set alarms for it on your phone, put it on sticky notes on your mirror whatever it is you use to set intentions for your day. Number 3: Put a meeting on your calendar with your coach to review your week and how you did on your goals. Clarity is power. General goals aren’t going to cut it. You have to be specific. SO. What does a general goal do for you? Tony Robbins says if say “my goal is to lose weight”. Or my goal is “I wish I had more money”. Well then if you lose 1/2 lb and you make $1 then technically your brain will say you have reached your goal. That’s basically the outcome you asked lost weight and you have more money… So I talk so much about doing everything you can to be happy and also to have a good mindset. It really is the main ingredient to living a wildly successful life, regardless of what your version may be and we all have different versions which is what makes life so fascinating and interesting. But how do we find the energy and the motivation to do it? Consistently? Well, it definitely helps to have a coach and I have had coaches my whole adult life at different times. But sometimes it just isn’t reasonable to have a coach for whatever reason whether its time or money so how do you stay motivated to be awesome day in and day out on your own? For starters, let me start with you probably aren’t going to be awesome day in and day out, that was just me getting overly excited. I don’t want anyone to think that is reality. You are going to have periods of awesomeness along with other periods of normalness and probably one or two periods where it isn’t so great. That’s how life works. The more you practice being awesome or exceptional the more it will become routine. Why? Because you set higher standards and thats your new set point. That’s your new standard. The question I want to ask you today is. What if and how could you….be your own life coach day to day. Periodically you will need to have a mentor but day to day how can you be your very own life coach? You know how when you have an accountability partner and you don’t want to let them down or maybe you have a friendly competition going on? How can you create that for yourself? For starters, you’d have to know what you want. What result do you want? Your brain wants clarity and will search for the answer without you even being aware of it as long as you have Clarity, or a specific goal or outcome.
September 14, 2020
63. Hormone health with Dr. Pearson
Low mood?  Weight gain?  Trouble building muscle? Mood swings? Low Energy? Dr. Pearson and I talk about women and men's hormones and how they affect us and how we can live optimally instead of just accepting what aging offers us!  This is a must listen episode for anyone!   Be PROACTIVE on your hormone health! Book suggestion:  Suzanne Somers:  Ageless Women:  Physician in Michigan:  Pamela W. Smith (Women's Hormones) Men:  Abraham Morgenthaler (Testosterone For Life)
September 09, 2020
62. How are you handling your stress? @theheididawson on Instagram I am wondering how YOU are doing. How are you handling the changes we have been through? How are you handling 2020? It has been a year full of twists and turns for pretty much everyone. There are those that have been hit harder than others. For most, I think anxiety has been pretty high. If you already had stress in your life, 2020 probably isn’t helping with that. Some of us are terrified of getting Covid and some of us are terrified of losing our job. Some are worried about how to manage the kids being home for school and others are trying to explain to our children why they have to wear a mask and can’t hug anyone. Im a hugger so I feel ya! Some are upset we are having to wear masks and others are upset because some aren’t taking things as serious as they are. But you know what? Every single person including YOU is doing the very best with what they have been given. I sometimes get upset over the thought of someone mandating I have to wear a mask. I had to do some soul searching as to why it bothered me so much. I realized that growing up in a religion that enforced strict rules where you were publicly shamed for not following them makes me a little sensitive to certain rules as an adult. But, You wouldn’t know that if you walked past me on the street. I can remember a time, when I was a young teenager I had a role in front of hundreds of people at a one of our church events, it was an all day event and my part was in the afternoon. At that time, girls would put gel in there hair to make it kind of curly so it had kind of a wet look. I thought it looked great and I was nervous and excited about my part. At lunch break my dad pulled me aside and said that the minister that was head of the event, didn’t like that my hair had the wet look so I needed to brush it out in order to still keep my part. If you are a girl you understand how awful that looked and how insecure I felt at that point. That was just one minor example of the strict rules I grew up with. So I carry beliefs from my past that make the mask mandate a little harder but you wouldn’t know that, if you past by me on the street. Another person has an elderly mother and father that lives with them and so wearing a mask to them is crucial and in their eyes means the difference between life and death for their parents…but, again, you wouldn’t know that either if you passed them on the street. What I’m trying to say, we NEVER know what someone else is struggling with or why they are struggling. Especially strangers. We are all carrying a certain set of beliefs, certain ideas that have been wired into our brain depending on how and where we were raised.
September 07, 2020
61. Chat with Johane Ligonde' on GRATITUDE and CLARITY @joyousleader on Instagram Episode 61 is all about personal growth, Breathing techniques, Clarity, and GRATITUDE! Find your inner joy! Be Grateful! Start your day in a way that serves YOU! Love you guys!
September 02, 2020
60. Has your path taken a sharp turn? Instagram: @theheididawson Society often tells us to stay in our lane. Follow the rules. This is the path you should take to be happy. Sometimes that comes from well meaning parents, teachers, ministers. Im just saying that today…..there is one person in this world….only one that knows exactly what is right for you and that is YOU. Your path is going to twist and turn. Thats how it is supposed to be! Sometimes you think..this is it. This is my path for the rest of my life….then guess what…something happens and that path all of a sudden takes a sharp turn. Sometimes we feel stuck. We ask is this all their is? This is especially true For high achievers and ambitious people. I am telling you that if you are feeling that right now, its ok. All that means is that you are being called to your purpose. You haven’t missed anything. You are sorting things out. You are growing. Life is a journey of different paths. Your journey has lots of different paths. You aren’t wrong to choose any of them. You know why? Because lets say you choose one and you realize that isn’t right for you….You learned something and if you think about it, you gained wisdom and knowledge for the journey ahead. I interview successful people on the Wednesday wisdom series of this podcast and one thing I have found is that when they don’t like something about their life they change it. Enjoy the journey
August 31, 2020
59. How do you create a new habit?
Atomic Habit book by James Clear summary @theheididawson Habits Creating good habits and quitting bad habits How to create good habits!  
August 26, 2020
58. What makes you happy?
@theheididawson on instagram CHALLENGE:  pick 3 and tag me on instagram👆 1.  Spending time with happy positive people/having good relationships (This does not mean depending on others for your happiness) 2.  Exercise and eating healthy 3.  Having goals you are working towards that are challenging but attainable 4.  Living in a home that is clean and somewhat clutter free 5.  Getting enough sleep 6.  Having new experiences 7,  Doing something that you love daily (for some people its their work) Everyones version of a wildly successful life is going to be different.  For me, it means being happy, feeling fulfilled and growing, not being stagnant. Now, being happy, I think, should be on the top of everyone’s list of a Wildly successful lifestyle, because if you aren’t happy it doesn’t matter how much money you have, how fit you are or what purse you carry. If you’re not happy, nothing else really matters. Each of us has a baseline of happiness. There are some that are naturally happier people, but studies have shown that about 40% of our happiness is in our control. That’s a lot if you really think about it. Being happy is sometimes really easy but sometimes it is going to take work. That is with anyone.  To make the times when it takes work easier we need to give ourself every single advantage there is out there. But, just like you, there are certain things I want to have in my life in order to be happy. NOW. This is where it can get tricky. Because sometimes we make the requirements so strict that its hard to meet them! Sometimes too we have requirements that include other people and we do not control anyone other than ourself.  We don’t want to have our happiness hinge on expectations of other people is a recipe for failure. Having goals that are unrealistic also set you up for failure
August 24, 2020
57. Wednesday wisdom with Molly MacDiarmid Sloat
Medical Device rep Success, fitness, Relationships Melatonin for sleep Magnesium for sleep and migraines
August 19, 2020
56. Are you on the right path? @theheididawson (Instagram) One of the main things Ive found doing the Wednesday interviews is that when successful people feel they are on the wrong path or headed in the wrong direction…they change it! They don’t stay unhappy. They don’t stay miserable. They don’t stay stuck. Now, They GET stuck but they don’t STAY stuck. Sometimes we feel stuck and we think it means everything is wrong in our life. We start generalizing and think that we need to change our partner, quit our job, move somewhere else. And that may be the case but sometimes we also just need to change our thoughts about things. So how do you know the difference between when you are on the wrong path or when you are just having a bad day? How do you know if you really need to change something or maybe you just need to change the way you look at it? You can be on the right path and feel discomfort. (sometimes that just means you’re growing) You can be on the right path and feel sad at times. (Life can be messy and we are all going to have moments where we feel sad. But those are moments, and they’re hopefully temporary) We have to be careful about making permanent solutions when its only a temporary problem. Sometimes we look at a situation and think oh Im uncomfortable so I need to change it. When I first started doing my design work, I was uncomfortable all the time, it was scary…When I first started my podcast I was uncomfortable a lot of the time. Usually when you’re doing something new, or doing something hard, it can be uncomfortable. But I ultimately find joy in both of these things, my design and podcasting. so even though sometimes I feel discomfort maybe because Im trying a new edgy product or maybe Im worrying that nobody will listen or care about my latest episode. Ive had to learn to accept the discomfort because ultimately I know that this is what I am meant to be doing right now, so I don’t need to change it, I just need to be ok with the discomfort and know that means Im growing which ultimately brings me even more joy. Another example is Before I met my husband, I was in a relationship with a really good, nice guy. He was successful, funny, nice looking and loyal. We had different goals though, we had different hobbies, we liked doing different things. I was uncomfortable a lot and ultimately I was not finding joy in that relationship. Right about that time, when I was dating him but it was not going great…. I was scheduled to go to an Anthony Robbins seminar in California. So off I go. At this seminar, Tony had everyone, all 2300 people write a letter describing their perfect soulmate. He wanted you to specify Your very perfect version of who you wanted to be with whether you were in a relationship or not. I was pretty distraught and basically wanted to come home at that point. You see, I knew that if I wrote that letter, I would have to admit that I was settling with my then boyfriend and it would ultimately mean I would have to break it off. Long story short. I wrote the letter through tears knowing that with it was the end of my relationship. I broke up with him the day I got home and never looked back. I needed to change it because neither one of us was going to find long term joy in that relationship, we were too different.
August 17, 2020
55. Wednesday Wisdom with Tobi Fairley
Instagram: @tobifairley Podcast:  Design You on Apple and Spotify Business, Entrepreneur, Women, Self improvement, introspection, Design you,  Whatever you are working towards, Tobi Fairley can help you get there!  Listen in for some really great insight into business and Coaching!
August 12, 2020
54. What mood is your home creating? @theheididawson on Instagram Who knew cleaning your windows or opening the window treatments could have an impact on our happiness. Sometimes we get so stuck in routine mode, or work mode or busy mode that we stop noticing the things that are sort of stacking up around the house that can subtly affect our mood. So here are a few other things to be aware of that pretty much affects us all. 1. Clean Windows 2. Opening the window treatments every day so the natural light comes through 3. Making the bed every morning (my master bedroom is upstairs, if I didn’t make the bed and open the shades, I literally dread going up the stairs…) 4. Stacked anything….old mail, old magazines, old books. Ive started cutting my favorite picots out of my magazines and either putting them on a mood board or in a folder and then throw the magazine away. I used to keep them but they were stacking up so I came up with a solution! 5. Keeping things you don’t love out of obligation or because you spent money on it. If it doesn’t make you happy and you don’t love it, let it go…. You can donate it and it might bring joy to someone else! (Yep this includes things your mom gave you….If you don’t like it don’t have it around, it will mess with your head. 6. Have at least one space that is totally clutter free. Your brain wants a clear space to be able to relax and that is hard to do in a cluttered space. 7. Finally, fix the little things around the house that bother you but you just haven’t taken the time to do it. Things like crooked pictures, wonky lamp shades, burned out light bulbs…thats a big one….especially in the bathroom! (Ill put all of these in the show notes so you can read them again if you want) So, You guys may laugh at this or you might relate, I don’t know I hope at least one person at least can relate…. Lately I kept seeing the letters WFH everywhere. I kept seeing articles like “With WFH becoming a big thing or one post said hit me up if you WFH…..Finally I was like ok I’m googling it…I felt a little silly once I saw what it was…Work From Home! Of course!!! So Working from home is such a big thing now that it has its own acronym and my question for you whether you WFH or not….Do you find joy where you spend your time? Do you enjoy your home office? If you don’t work from home,  Do you enjoy coming home? Does your home bring you joy? Im an interior designer by trade so I appreciate very much how your home can make you feel a certain way. In fact, I get paid to create a certain feel.  It is one of my joys in life to create a space that makes someone feel happy, calm, rested, inspired or whatever emotion someone wants to feel. But is that the key to a home that makes you happy? Does your home have to be perfectly designed? Well just like everything in life it’s different for each one of us. I feel the happiest in an environment that is beautiful, but that isn’t just what it is all about for me and I bet it isn’t for you either. In fact studies prove there’s more to a happy home than just beautiful design and I personally have seen it so many times first hand. I had a client that Id been working with a while. She and her husband bought an older home that was being renovated. We had done a lot of work but still had more to do. I came in one beautiful sunny day and I could not wrap my head around how good and beautiful the space felt! IT felt so different from the last week, which was odd…I kept saying that and then it hit me….and I said You had your windows cleaned! She laughed and said, its like a different house. That was something on the list but once it was completed, you guys the difference that it was just astonishing. That space came alive with that one little move of having the windows professionally cleaned!
August 10, 2020
53. Wednesday Wisdom with Jaclyn Genovese Instagram:  Jaclyn Genovese Fashion!  Design!  Meditation and so much more!
August 05, 2020
52. Is there someone you need to forgive? Instagram:  @theheididawson Why is Forgiveness sometimes so hard? I do not ever think I have all the answers but I do have some life experience to speak to when it comes to this topic. As Im sure you do as well. I don’t think any of us have made it through our whole life without have to forgive or be forgiven. But why is it so hard sometimes to forgive? For one thing, I can say because often we think that by forgiving, we let this person off the hook, or maybe we feel if we forgive them than they will think what they did is ok and keep it up, or maybe you want to stay angry as a way to hurt this person that hurt you. I sometimes talk about my personal life on this podcast. I have a really blessed life and I can’t complain about anything. Just like everyone, including you, I have experiences with people where sometimes I have to forgive or be forgiven. I was raised in a religion that was pretty strict. There are some good people but some of their rules I simply don’t agree with. Long story short I am no longer a part of it and there are members of my family who are. One of them is my little sister. For the record, I have 2 little sisters, one you hear me talk about a lot, thats Molly, and we are very close. The other one not so much. It is not that I don’t love her but you see for religious reasons she has cut part of the family out of her life because she doesn’t want her kids to be around people who don’t believe like she does. We have been a very close family for my whole life and this was a new thing that happened in the last couple years because the kids are getting to an age where they can start thinking for themselves and that scares her. I’m not creating this, we had a lunch where she basically told me this. Now, I don’t have children and have been very close to my niece and nephew whom I now have not been able to part of their life for almost 2 years. They are growing up and I am missing that. Now. I tell you this story because for a little while, I was really angry and wanted her to feel the same pain I felt. I quickly realized that was not going to change anything and in fact was only hurting me, no-one else. I had a decision to make, let the seed of anger grow and use the situation to create drama with other family or I could recognize that the only thing I control in life is my thoughts about anything. My thoughts were turning into things like “I hope she gets what is coming to her’, it even got so bad I felt sort of happy when I heard something didn’t go her way. This is not something that Im proud of or that is true to my nature.
August 03, 2020
51. "Anything but Average" with Lindsey Mango
Instagram:  @lindseymango_ Website: Mindset Expert Helping women master themselves, their minds and their actions so they can have it ALL! Let's DO IT!
July 29, 2020
50. Who's the center of YOUR universe? @theheididawson on Instagram So I am going to start off this episode with a little story. It is one I think of often and it helps me with perspective, I hope it will have the same affect on you. There was a man on a subway train in New York. He had 4 very young kids and they were running around that train like little crazy people and he seemed oblivious to it, like he didn’t even care. A woman sitting close finally had enough and let the dad have it, saying he needed to quiet down his children, the man, apologized profusely and said he would make sure to do it, they had just come from the hospital where their mom had died and so it was hard on them and he was trying to figure out what to do next.  I think about this story whenever someone is having a bad day...maybe a waiter is a bit grumpy or the store clerk is slow, or someone is letting their baby just cry. I have no idea what’s going on in that persons life. Life is so interesting isn’t it? And relationships with other people make it even more interesting. Think about the relationships you have whether it’s with your mom and dad, your siblings, your friends, your coworkers. These are the people that often shape our world. Do you understand that each one of these people has a life outside of you? And yep that includes your mom. I’ve seen those memes where the daughter is like what else does my mom have to do besides answer the phone when I call?? I mean seriously. How can you not answer? I find it funny and so true. We often think we are the center of the universe and we are but it’s only the center of our very own personal universe. Your mom, as long as she is healthy, has a whole other set of problems, friends and life outside of you. Same thing with your friends. Sometimes you think something another person does has something to do with you and often, it has nothing to do with you! That’s a good thing. Our brain likes drama, it also is egocentric. It will try to make you think that everything going on around you has to do with you. That waiter doesn’t like you, the store clerk is lazy or deliberately being slow. Your coworker must be mad at you because they haven’t said good morning.
July 27, 2020
49. Gut health and Colonics with Amber Thompson Renewspamemphis on Instagram Colonics!   Brendon Burchard:  Motivation Manifesto Do you struggle with going to the bathroom like you should?  Gut health is crucial to a holistic approach to your body.  I talk with Amber Thompson, the founder of RenewSpaMemphis all about the seriousness of gut health and the role Colonics can play.
July 22, 2020
48. You AREN'T the only one! I used to have this human tendency and still struggle with at times, to think I’m the only one. I’m the only one that would buy a pack of cookie dough and eat half of it, I’m the only one that because I worked out decided I could eat a bowl of chips and salsa and drink 2 margaritas. I’m the only one that spends 3 hours on tik tok without being aware of it. I could keep going but I like to keep these short and sweet and nobody wants to air all their dirty laundry right??? But see that’s just it. The reason I thought I was the only one? Because for the most part we don’t want to talk about the things we do that make us disgusted with ourselves. That’s a strong word and I use it carefully and with love for me and for you because that’s exactly how it can feel. And I have come a long way with good habits but it isn’t something that one day you just magically aren’t going to have any bad habits or thoughts or feelings. I still have to fight my Twitter habit. The other day, I had so much I needed to do and here I was hitting refresh on Twitter to distract myself from thinking about all the things I had to do. As soon as I recognized that I was doing it, I had the same feeling I used to have when I would eat a bag of those white powdered donuts. I asked myself why can’t I stop? Why is it so hard to be disciplined all the time? Am I the only one? I’ve created really really good habits for myself and I still have to continue to protect myself from myself. You see, we all have this magnificent thing in our head called a brain. It controls everything. The part of your brain that you have to watch is your primitive brain, that’s the one that wants instant gratification. ...the front of your brain, the neo cortex will be the one that stops you, that tells you that isn’t good for you and we aren’t going to do that. We all have that same brain. We just have to train it the same way we have to train our body if we want it to be fit and healthy. It is possible to do it, you just have to want it more than you want the thing. And guess what? If you stop exercising your muscles get weaker and your body gets lethargic. The same thing goes for your brain. You see. You Aren’t the only one with that tendency you have. You aren’t the only one that overeats in your car so no one sees you or spends 3 hours on your phone with your distraction of choice, or fantasizes about someone that you shouldn’t be fantasizing about, You aren’t the only one staying in a bad relationship because you’re afraid to be alone, or whatever it is you struggle with, you aren’t the only one! BUT YOU ARE the only one that is going to save yourself. You are it. You are the only one that will delete tik tok from your phone completely so it isn’t an option. You are the only one that will finally decide enough. I’ve had enough and today is the day I’m going to commit. Today is the day I’m going to hire the trainer, work with the mindset coach, Today is the day I’m going to block that website so I can’t get on it, block that person from my phone today is the day I’m going to tell my primitive brain that I’m in charge. I know who I am at my core and Im not accepting anything less anymore. If you struggle with knowing who you are at your core go to my website and download the free tool Ive created for a fun easy first step to clarity and to help you decide and remind yourself who you are at your core. Sometimes we think something or someone is going to knock on the door and say hello, I’m here to fix your problems and all will be well or that something is going to magically appear and save me. I have good news for you and if you’re listening to this it is your wake up call and I’m here to tell you right now that person, that white knight is YOU. You are are the one. The only one. I love you guys and I’ll talk to you in a few days.
July 20, 2020
47. "Badass is the new Black" with Krissy Chin
Your link for Krissy's course👇🏽 (Use promo code WILDLY for $100.00 off through July 31st only!) Instagram and Facebook:  @thekrissychin Course:  Build a blissful Business!  Promo Code: WILDLY "Done is better than perfect!" Podcast suggestion:  Angie Lee Show podcast Taking action is the key!  Write more stories about your journey so you have your story to tell!
July 15, 2020
46. No more Covid excuses! Jocko Willink's Video!👆👆👆👆 If you are struggling and most people I have talked to are, then just know that you are not alone. We each are struggling in our own way. I have struggled lately because things are so up in the air of when we will go back to normal. Im ok when I know the timeframe but the idea of not knowing is tough and Im sure a lot of you feel the same. I love to be out and about and traveling and having dinner with friends and I also love for the people around me to be happy and thats kind of hard right now for a lot of people. so I have been really having to work on my mindset and not let myself get too down. I have been staying off social media and the news as much as possible because and I know I talk about it a lot but it can drain you! The reason it drains you is because you are allowing other people to control your emotions. The news gets paid to create drama. Social media is designed to create anxiety because how can you possibly keep up with the perfect lives that you see displayed? If you could see the back story on most posts you would be surprised. So  Always be aware of how much time you spend letting others control your mindset. Honestly I have found that focusing on what I do control and not only what I can do to make myself better but also how I can add value to others too has been a way of keeping my sanity. I can’t control what everyone else is doing and I certainly can’t control what the government decides is open or not open but one thing I know now is we don’t know how long things are going to be weird so we can use it as an excuse anymore. We cant say oh well “because Covid Im just going to eat whatever or not exercise, or watch 15 straight hours of Netflix”. We cant do that anymore if we want to be the best version of ourself. Right now is when you see what you are made of. Right now is when you show others what is possible! Right now is when you make a plan for what the rest of your week is going to look like regardless of what is going on externally. Prove to yourself you can do it.
July 13, 2020
45. "Reinventing yourself after Tragedy" with Teresa Davis Instagram:  @post31interiorsandfineart Inspiration. Design. Artist. Art. passion. beauty. adventure
July 08, 2020
44. Are you being authentically you? @theheididawson on Instagram Right now is the perfect time to be able to really decide if what you are doing is being true to who you are. We are in the age where working from home and the internet allows for so many of us to design a life exactly the way we want it. Sometimes we are afraid to show who we really are because what if people laugh? What if they make fun of us? Let me start first by saying that if you are past 6th grade and Im assuming you are because you’re listening to this podcast then you should not be worrying about others laughing at you, in fact I hope you surround yourself with people that support you and encourage you. They may not agree with you but making fun of you is a trick that 6 graders did because they weren’t taught better! Ok off that soapbox….sorry. so how do we show up as our true self? First of all. I believe you need to know your own worth, your own value and what you love doing and who you really are. Really dig deep and come up with who you are truly to your core. Just like I described myself earlier, how would you describe yourself to your core? Make a list right now of who you feel you are at your core…I describe myself as feminine, loving, creative, fun and driven. Knowing this will help you decide if your living in a way that honors who you are. Living congruently with who you are means your work lines up with the real you. I started my design career with my contractors license building homes with my dad. I found myself having to try to harness subcontractors, and if you have worked in that industry, you know that isn’t easy! Don’t get me wrong, I love them but very often squeaky wheel gets the grease if you know what I mean. I had to be pretty strong with them to make sure they finished my job before they ran off to start another job for someone that was yelling at them a little louder to get it done, I didn’t like who I had to be to be successful at that, it felt like work dealing with them but it showed me what I did love and that was the design. That is where I thrived.  You know how you hear about the journey you’re on or the path that takes you where you need to be? So often what you are doing is the stepping stone to doing the thing you have always dreamed of doing if you are open and don’t get too comfortable!
July 06, 2020
43. Do you have the trait to succeed with nutrition and Fitness? with Jenn Pede! @Jennpedefitness on Instagram Books:  Atomic Habit by James Clear and The confidence Code by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay Podcast:  Pain Free and Strong Radio with Dr. Tina Moore Nutrition and Fitness viewed holistically  Coaching women to succeed in their goals!
July 01, 2020
42. Do you control your happiness? @theheididawson on Instagram !. Expectations can wreak havoc on our happiness because if they aren’t met we are upset. Not everything in life goes as planned. There are setbacks. Things happen, we mess up. Basing our happiness on specific outcomes that are out of our control is a sure way to be miserable. I take on the belief that if were meant to be, it would be. If not something better is coming along. Didn’t get the job? A job that is more suited is around the corner. Didn’t get the second date? Thank goodness because someone better is coming up. I seriously write in my journal every single day that I am grateful that Im exactly where Im supposed to be right now and things are always working out in my favor. And you know what? It’s true. And it’s true for you.  Always be looking for the light at the end of the tunnel or what you can learn from a situation that didn’t turn out the way you wanted it. 2. Never ever ever ever ever Compare yourself to others. Trust me. Its a dead end street. The next time you start to say well this person is doing this already or Im not as successful as her. Stop and think. That may be true but maybe you spend more time with your friends and family. You have more time with your dog (which is super awesome). Your version of success and happiness has to be defined by one person. Thats you. Whats meant for you will be yours. No-one else is going to get it. There is not a finite supply of success or happiness. It’s possible for everyone and it looks different for everyone.  It comes in all different shapes and sizes. Keep working on a better version of you. You’re unique and beautiful and are exactly where you are supposed to be. OH and guess what? We are human beings and once we reach a goal? We want more so you’ll always be growing. You’ll always want more that is the joy of the journey! 3. Do more of the things you love. Think about the times that you are or were the happiest. My guess is it involves family and friends, relaxing, being in nature of some sort. Are you doing enough of the things that make you happy? Do you spend enough time actually enjoying life? That is what we are put here to do. Many times we think work can’t wait. I have to be on call at all times. If you’re an emergency room dr maybe but most of us aren’t that. Can we carve out time each day, yep, each day to do something we love. Something that makes us happy. I know its a Monday but go out to dinner with friends! Turn your thoughts around a bit about fun. Start doing things out of the ordinary Mix it up a little. Go for a walk in nature without being distracted by your phone, Invite friends over on a Tuesday for dinner and cards, Pick a day where when you come home you don’t worry about your to do list, you simply enjoy time with your family, friends or simply being alone without the thought of having to DO.
June 29, 2020
41. Do you have a drinking problem? with Ed Latimore! Follow Ed Latimore on twitter and instagram! Listen in to awesome insights on drinking and how to have emotional control in a chaotic world.   Ed is a retired professional boxer and is well known on Twitter for his super authentic style tweeting...notably his "Coffee so black" tweets! Listen now!
June 24, 2020
40. Are you under the influence? @theheididawson I started thinking about how much we are influenced by what we see or hear or talk about. It made me think about a few questions. What is our addiction to our phone, social media, the news doing to us? How much is it influencing what we do or think? What is it doing to our brain? What is it doing to our relationships? For instance. Call me naive but I believe most people are genuinely good. I choose to believe that we are all created equal. I choose to want everyone regardless of their skin color. I also recognize that we all have bias of sorts. I am choosing to recognize mine when it pops up and check myself.  Racism exists. We know it does. You are either living proof through first hand experience or you have seen it occur. It may be that you only see subtle instances. But listen We are a point where just don’t be ok with that anymore. Don’t be ok with the subtle instances….don’t laugh it off. All you have to say is (in a very loving way) Thats not funny. Love and respect everyone regardless of their skin color. If we all did that, what a different world it would be. But think about this. How often do you go into a restaurant or grocery store and people are friendly and nice, it doesn’t matter what color you are, most people seem genuinely kind. I believe our natural instinct is to be loving and kind. Our influences are what change that. Sometimes though if I listen to a news show and they are harping on one race or another then that would be on your mind. In your thoughts. If you see someone that is of that race, because of the influence of that news show, you might be thinking ….do they dislike me? Do they think I dislike them? Are they angry at me? Do I smile? Will they smile back? This isn’t a natural thing guys! Think about kids. It doesn’t matter AT ALL about the color of skin. They just want to play and if you like the same thing they like they want to play with you! That’s what comes naturally. The other stuff is taught or put into our brain by our surroundings, most often by the news or ignorance and it’s been permeating social media lately as well. It’s hard not to see it. I think long term, whats happening is a good thing. We are talking about it. We are having conversations. We just all have to work together to make it better. I choose to believe Im no better than any other human being. I have talents and skills that are mine, specific to me and you do too. I love that! Don’t be manipulated and influenced by negative media but also realize that there are other viewpoints then your own and sometimes they are a very different perspective. So always try to be open to other peoples feelings and opinions.
June 22, 2020
39. Wednesday Wisdom with Donny Granger! Creation Studios on Instagram Creating AMAZING with video production, photography, social media management, and design!   Mud Water: Books:  Simon Sinek "Start With Why" and Donald Miller "Story Brand" Podcast:  From the Center with John Hodges Wonderful advice:  Seek more mentors earlier
June 17, 2020
38. Are you intentionally distracting yourself?
Ive started getting back with clients and working in design and I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I missed creating. I missed being inspired by products that people have designed. I missed the co creation I have with my clients and the friendship. It really does remind me though how much the processes of life duplicate each other. The process of design is so aligned with the process of creating the life we want. They are very similar. We have an inspiration, we define exactly what we want, then we create a mood board, put together a plan and schedule it. We schedule every single detail. When I put a plan together for a client and we follow the plan…its no surprise to me when it turns out amazing and beautiful, it turns out exactly the way I thought it would because we followed the plan. It can be the Same thing for your life. If you follow your plan you won’t be surprised when you succeed because you knew you would. You planned it out. For so many though, there is no plan for their life at all. And if that is you and you are here and listening, its ok. It is never too late to start. I don’t care where you are in life. Look, life happens and you get into routines and settle into mediocrity because you tell yourself you should just be happy you have a job. Or you settle for an average relationship because you’re just glad you aren’t alone. We don’t dream big because who are we to dream big? Who are you NOT to dream big? If you have a desire in your heart to do something bigger than what you are currently doing then that is the universe telling you to do it. That’s your inner guidance system drawing you towards the thing you are meant to do.  Sometimes, we don’t even consider a life beyond what we know as possible. Because no-one we know has done it and it’s scary to dream that way. What if we fail? What if others laugh?  What if you succeed? What if you feel more alive than you have ever felt before? If you are someone who wants more from life and I bet you are because you are listening to this podcast then consider using the design process I talked about as a tool to get what you want. I have created a free pdf that you can download on my website at It’s a simple form, but it tells you each step of the process and it can work for any area. So lets say you already have a plan but are struggling to succeed, maybe its in a certain area whether its trying to lose weight, trying to stop drinking so much, trying to get a better job. We have to beware of some of the tricks our brain will play on us. One of the biggest tricks and it is especially bad right now is distractions. Distraction is a choice.  We choose to be distracted. Its easier to distract ourself than it is to follow the plan. It’s more comfortable. Especially when the life we want to create scares us. So we settle ourselves down and we ease back into our comfort zone. Your Comfort zone is not your friend. Your comfort zone is the place your brain wants you to stay because it’s safe. It’s safe but it will make you soft.
June 15, 2020
37. A conversation on race
@theMoniqueWalker joined me for a conversation on being a strong black woman in America right now.  How do you gain perspective on something you cannot experience yourself?  You listen.  You learn.  You grow.  You communicate.  We talk about racism in American and Monique answers questions that I have regarding current topics.  You're going to love this episode!
June 10, 2020
36. Changing the world is easier than you think!
@theheididawson (Instagram) Just like being back in the gym working out! My body hasn’t felt this sore in a long time but it’s good because my muscles are growing! They are being recharged. Just like I feel my brain has been opening and expanding this week which I love. I love growing. I always say I love to learn. I hope to learn something new every single day. Growth and learning physically and mentally changes your world which changes THE world. We weren’t put on this earth to grind it out and then die. We were put on this earth to create, to grow, to expand and to love. That is something else that changes the world. Being able to love one another. Another thing I like to say is that you can put me in a room with hundreds different people and I can find something I love about each one. Truly. Have you ever thought about that? Being able to look at someone that you don’t know and wonder what it would be that you’d love about them? I think we often let others affect us and trust me I work on this every single day. sometimes someone you’ve just met maybe rubbed you the wrong way or maybe you grabbed an opinion from your head because of the way they were dressed or how they carried themself. I was at a condo in Florida a few years back and Eric was sleeping so I thought oh I’ll go down to the pool while he naps and you could see the pool from our balcony I looked to see how crowded it was and I saw a big kind of gruff looking guy swimming and he had tattoos on his arms and I thought oh maybe I’ll wait. And then I caught myself and I said. You know what? That guy could be your brother. My brother is the sweetest most loving human being youll ever meet. He has tatoos and he can be a bit intimidating because he’s a big guy with tattoos. And I
June 08, 2020
35. Success Leaves Clues with John Roussot
Follow John on Instagram @JohnRoussot 10 questions speed round style with Wildly Successful People from around the world!!  Listen Now! Love you guys!  -Heidi
June 03, 2020
34. I'll be happy when.... This Wednesday we are starting our new Wednesday Wisdom series! I’m super excited! It’s the first in a series of interviews I’m doing with Wildly successful people from all over the world. We are getting an inside look into their day to day life and what makes them super successful so be sure to listen in on Wednesday! Your being happy makes everyone around you feel happier just by being around you. Have you ever known someone that you know that every time your with them it just feels like the sun shines a little brighter? How can you be that person? I don’t mean you have to walk around with a silly grin on your face, I mean truly and authentically happy from the inside out. I know people like that and I want to be around them. And listen, life happens so there are always going to be times we have to struggle but having an optimistic outlook and a genuinely happy disposition can make those times much easier. Let me also say there are different personality types and some are just predisposed to be happier. What if you aren’t? Well you can reach for the closest feeling you can that can get you closer to happy like maybe: Feeling Grateful, Calm, peaceful, hopeful, These can all be a bridge to happiness, if happiness feels a little far off. I talk about this a lot I know but we have to be so aware of what we are feeding our mind. We have to be aware of how much negativity we allow in. This comes in forms of TV, News, Social media, toxic relationships. So being very aware of what we let in is important and a good way not to cultivate negative emotions but….. How do we cultivate the positive emotions we want? Just like training for physical strength, you have to train your mental strength as well. Our brains are not made for happy thoughts, they are made for survival. We have to develop good habits to cultivate good emotions. Left to its own plan the brain will be drawn to drama, chaos and negativity. So how do we train for mental strength? Well for sure we need to start our day by rewiring it for positivity by: Grateful journaling or just writing down 3 things we are grateful for. Also, quieting our mind for a few minutes per day through meditation. Finally allowing in good, positive information to counteract all the negative information we are dealing with right now. We do that through podcasts, or books, great conversations with friends, or just getting out in nature! Some of these things like Grateful journaling and meditation may seem hard at first just like working out but after you get into a habit, you become addicted! And that’s what I would call a good addiction! Thats An addiction that sets you up for success every single day! Ok guys I hope you enjoyed this episode! I love you all and will talk to you in a couple days when we have our first Wednesday Wisdom interview! Its with John Roussot and you don’t want to miss it! Bye guys!
June 01, 2020
33. Can you admit when you're wrong? It's not easy is it?  I share a few cringe stories of my experience with being wrong!   But for now, when you think someone else is wrong or someone else thinks you are wrong, maybe have an honest conversation with them about why they feel that way. I love this new question a friend and I came up with recently.  “Help me understand, Im so curious because thats not my view, and I am interested in why it is yours.” It could be that their past is dictating their thoughts and feelings just like mine have been. It may not change your mind but now you can at least understand why they feel that way which makes it so much easier to have a conversation about it. And look. Maybe in cases like this, we just give up on the idea that someone has to be right and someone has to be wrong! Isn’t that a freeing thought? My final point is that it is not a sign of weakness to admit when you are wrong. Quite the opposite in my opinion, its a sign of confidence and strentgh, showing you are open minded and flexible…two more key ingredients for a Wildly Successful Lifestyle! Love you guys and I will talk to you in a few days!
May 27, 2020
32. WTH is intentional living? @theheididawson on Instagram What the heck is intentional living?? A good place to start in my opinion is the actual definition of Intentional living. The definition of Intentional is Done by design. Synonyms are conscious, deliberate, purposeful and willful. So it’s living a life by design! In my design world. When I’m working on a project, I have a process that works for getting a project from My clients desires into a space that is everything they dreamed it would be. This process is the exact same process that works for intentional living. Picture what you want your life to look like Visualize it with vision boards (digital or using magazines and glue) Put a plan together for it Schedule it by putting it on your calendar Follow the plan (even if there are little hiccups here and there and there will be. Now listen. I also know that sometimes we are living in survival mode. Survival mode means you are in a crisis or there is a current crisis relevant to you, like whats been going on with Corona virus. But realize that survival mode needs to be temporary. We need to move from survival mode as soon as we can. You can’t live in survival mode and thrive. Staying in survival mode too long can make you feel like a victim. Victimhood gives your power to someone other than yourself. Living intentionally means taking responsibility for every aspect of our life. It can be easy to follow the daily grind and think its going to get you somewhere awesome, maybe you’ll luck out or you get one big hit, maybe you’ll win the lottery to get where you want to be. Guys hoping to get lucky isn’t a plan. Our brains are conditioned and wired to help us survive. It isn’t conditioned or wired to help us to thrive. The reason our brain is wired simply for survival is because our ancestors lived in constant survival mode….having to find food, find shelter and run from saber tooth tigers. We don’t have to do that anymore,. For most of us, Food is abundant, shelter is not an issue and I don’t even think saber tooth tigers are around anymore. Someone will factcheck me on that Im sure.  But we can train our brain to help us thrive! How do we do that How do we train our brain to help us thrive? One of the best and easiest things you can do: Prioritize and schedule your day. Every morning rewire your brain for positivity by grateful journaling Give your brain a chance to be still by meditating for at least 5 minutes a day. Pick up a practice of listening to a positive podcast Like mine….I do a new episode 3 times a week and they are usually under 10 minutes so you can listen while you’re making coffee, exercising, or driving to work! finally, Download the “my three words” pdf on my website and come up with your very own 3 anchor words to guide your day! I put my website in the show notes but its, its new and its beautiful so go check it out! Stop waiting for things to happen and go out and make them happen! Be intentional with everything you do!
May 25, 2020
31. Can 2020 get any better?! (JK) @theheididawson on Instagram  Alright, We are in an election year in the US. If you don’t live here then just trust me, its a fun interesting time to be alive…..I say that laughing because this year has been crazy already and the thought of dealing with an election on top of it just is kind of surreal. But hey here we are and we are going to all be just fine and life is going to be ok regardless of what happens. We have to believe that. Now, I know that these are pretty polarizing topics and I know that it isn’t always easy to have conversations because people have differing opinions and I love that. I love that in America we get to believe what we want and we get to debate it out loud if we want! It started me thinking that we live in a time where we are just so bothered if someone has a different opinion on things. The media doesn’t help in this area because they have 24 hour news and are paid to keep us watching, which is why they love to keep us in fear or riled up or anxious by creating drama around something that some politician said that they disagree with. It really has become a very interesting time because its almost like having a different opinion with someone makes it hard to have a conversation with them. Why does it bother us so much that someone else disagrees or simply has a different opinion about something that you feel strongly about?
May 22, 2020
30. Do you set boundaries? @theheididawson on instagram Loving someone that has hurt you may seem hard, but you know what? Love is an act of giving. You go to relationships to give love not to get love. Loving and expecting nothing in return will never feel bad. Its easy to love when someone is super lovable, but The definition of unconditional love is loving without limitations or conditions. And sometimes that means loving from afar and that is OK.
May 20, 2020
How to make ordinary extraordinary! @theheididawson on Instagram Resilience is a natural human trait. Happiness is not. My husband sent me a quote this last week, it was from Eckhart Tolle where he said “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it”. Our thoughts are everything. Our thoughts affect everything. Our thoughts can change everything. So, how can we set ourself up for having the kind of thoughts that empower us? The first thing is to: Ask better questions in everything you do: What am I grateful for right now? How can I add value to myself and my family today? How can I make this situation amazing? (like my friend with the parade) What is something I can do for someone else today? (How many times have you done something kind for someone and it lifted your mood as well?)
May 18, 2020
28. The Output is only as good as the input
Follow me on Instagram @theheididawson We hear a lot about developing good mindset habits but we also have to eliminate bad habits as well if we want to improve our mental strength. Here are a few bad habits that seem to be growing in popularity Not having time limitations on energy vampires, we all have our own personal version of what that is (It could be social media, video games, news watching) You let your brain control you rather than vise versa (your brain wants to keep you safely in your comfort zone, you build mental strength by stepping out of your comfort zone…besides, remember the earlier episode thats where the good stuff is!) You compare yourself to others ((Maybe Resenting someone else’s success or life) Did you know that envying your friends on facebook or Instagram actually can lead to depression? Did you know that your brain actually likes the drama of it all? Thats why we have to tell our brain what to think. The output is only as good as the input. What we put in is what we put out. but we do need to figure out ways to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. This brings us mental strength in spades! I recently finished a book called “The art of Learning” by Jeff Waitzkin where he said “The little moments where you can push yourself beyond your comfort zone and get uncomfortable, build tolerance and slowly expand your ability to get tougher and tougher”
May 15, 2020
27. Adapting to uncertainty
Instagram @theheididawson Kris Carr, "Crazy sexy cancer" “Just a reminder, Everyone is going through quite a bit of anxiety and stress right now, so be gentle and maybe cut everyone some slack. And then in parenthesis he said (including yourself)
May 13, 2020
Shoot for the moon...... Instagram @theheididawson I hope this finds you happy and feeling fulfilled in your life. Do you ever feel as if your dreams are elusive? Or maybe you landed your dream and now you are looking for more?  Feeling fullfilled, having success…have you ever really thought about what this means to you? To be sure it means something different to each one of us. I love the way that Maya Angelou defined success. She said success is “liking who you are, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” I had an epiphany when I heard her definition. I thought to myself, Wow, According to that definition, Im already successful and I wonder how many of you think that too? Are you following my line of thought here? Norman Vincent Peale says “if you shoot for the moon, Even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars…. He got it. Follow your passion and ultimately you’ll end up somewhere awesome! Your personal version of a Wildly Successful Lifestyle! So go have the biggest dream you can think of, follow it relentlessly and you’re likely going to end up somewhere amazing! Ok guys! As Maya Angelou said, I hope you like yourself, you like what you’re doing and you like how soured doing it! A beautiful definition of success.. I love you all and hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, you could show it with a 5 star rating! And also follow me on Instagram @theheididawson for lots more inspiration and I will talk to you in a few days!
May 11, 2020
You aren't your thoughts!
A very cool lady told me one time that each of us have to figure out who we are to our core, really KNOW who we are to our core because we are going to have thoughts, fantasies and cravings that are normal but are not going to serve us. This is why really knowing who you want to be is so important, so that you can compartmentalize those thoughts and say “OK, thats just a thought but doing that would not align with who I am at my core so I will leave it right there where it is. I love this because sometimes well meaning people, your teachers, religious leaders, parents even will tell you that just having a thought makes you a bad person. I was raised in a pretty strict religion where even thinking about a thought was considered a sin. There were entire domains of things I wasn’t supposed to think about. Why then when I would try so hard did I still think about them? Truth be told every single person in every single religion has had some sort of forbidden thought of some sort. SO It doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you normal. Acting on the thought can have detrimental consequences, depending on what it is. Sometimes we feel so bad about these thoughts we try to use super force to not have them ever. But Trying to force yourself to NOT think a thought doesn’t work either. Harvard University did a study on the topic, they asked people in the study to NOT think about something and they just couldn’t do it. For example, Right now I want you to think about anything but a White bear. Don’t you think about that white bear. More than likely you are thinking about a white bear. Trying to NOT think about it, actually made you think about it. So to give you a few examples, have you ever thought about grabbing all the cash from a register and running? Or how about dropping your kids off at a friends house and just never picking them up. Maybe you have fantasies about someone other than your partner. Maybe you think about eating 5 cupcakes in a row because you’re on a diet! These are some of the common thoughts.
May 08, 2020
Our brains are addicted to DRAMA!
So we are programmed to like drama and negativity! That explains so much! So we know we have negative thoughts, these thoughts often stop us from moving forward, they paralyze us. We have what Tony Robbins calls LIMITING beliefs. So my questions for you today is “Are you aware of them”. And are you able to turn them around as soon as you notice you’re doing it? I work on these every single day. Im so serious when I say that… I love that I can now catch myself in the act of a limiting thought and turn it around immediately. I had an eye opening experience recently. Some very common limiting beliefs that I hear a lot are: Im too old I just can’t lose weight I can’t stop eating I hate exercise I’ll never lose the last 10 lbs Im just stuck in my ways, thats just how I am
May 06, 2020
You are wanting something else...
This crisis we have been in is a good experiment. It teaches us that we have to be conscious. We have to be aware of our thoughts. Being aware of why we do the things we do is so important. Because maybe what you think you’re wanting, isn’t what you’re wanting at all. Becoming aware of our thoughts is the first step. So what can you do to be more aware? Our brain wants us comfortable. It will lead us down a familiar path. It will try to find similar thought patterns and experiences to make us feel comfortable.  Our brain doesn’t control us unless we let it. We have to tell our brain what we want. We have to feed our brain with the type of results we want. Want to feel less stressed? Watch less news Want to eat less? Watch less tv, those commercials understand more bout your brain and cravings then you or I ever will. Want to be more fit in general? Follow lots of people on social media with the body you want. Listen to the type of podcasts that feed your mind with good information. The brain is a computer that can only compute what it is given. OK, guys I hope this gave you a little insight in case you fell prey to the Corona 15…haha Im sure you didn’t but look Crisis and stress …thats part of life so start now training your brain to have the thoughts that empower you rather than leaving you powerless.
May 04, 2020
How are you gonna show up!? Brendon Burchard says “You have the chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be” I love that because its so true. You get to decide. Theres no better time than NOW to decide NOT just to show up but HOW you intent to show up! How many times have you heard that just Showing up is half the battle? Oh man, what kind of standard is that? You and me (meaning you guys listening), we aren’t those people just showing up. Im not and you’re not either if you’re here. So, what’s the other half of the battle?  Showing up PREPARED Showing up POSITIVE ENGAGED OPEN MINDED READY ENERGIZED
May 01, 2020
The good stuff is OUTSIDE our comfort zone! We each have our own version of what a wildly successful lifestyle is. That’s what makes the world go round. Are you living that right now? Are you on the path to living that? Do you even know what that looks like for you? I have created vision boards my whole adult life of what I want my life to look like. I create them for how I want my style to feel and look. I create them for my business and my body. Everything! Knowing what you want is the first step to having it. SO What DO you want? Do you want a body that lacks energy and vitality? Do you want to sit on the sidelines and watch other people play? Do you want to sit on the sofa and watch people live cool exciting lives on the tv? OR do you want to step out of your comfort zone and create a life you have always dreamed of, A “LIFE BY DESIGN”. Your version of a WILDLY Successful Lifestyle. This life is so possible for each of us! Maybe you’re living it and if you are I want to congratulate you! But if you aren’t and you are just getting started on the path to doing it. Really think about exactly what your ideal life would look like. How would you want to wake up feeling? How would your life look? How would you want your relationships to be? Are you in your perfect relationship or is that something you need to define
April 29, 2020
The power of influence
OK we’re going to church today cause Im preachin…..nah just kidding…..but seriously Today is all about owning who you are. Empowering yourself. Being true to yourself. Living your version of YOUR wildly successful lifestyle! That looks different for each of us and that’s a beautiful thing. I would love to start a mantra that we say every morning, here is what it would say: I control my thoughts I control my body I control what I put into my body I control what I feed my mind I control who my friends are, what I wear and how I spend my time. Every single one of these statements is true whether you like it or not. Whether you want to believe it or not. NEVER give this power to someone else. The people we surround ourselves with hopefully are good sounding boards for ideas or good sources of advice but listen
April 27, 2020
"Is it YOU or is it ME?"
Did you know that every single decision you make about other people has to do with your own world view? You bring YOU into every interaction you have with other people and they do the same. Think about the relationships you have and the interactions you have. How does your world view play into these interactions? Do you notice any consistent patterns? Are you only looking at things through your world view or view point or are you able to step out of your world view to really connect and empathize with those closest to you. It makes me think of a quote by Wayne Dyer: “When you change the way you see things, the things you see change” It isn’t always easy to realize that the problem lies with us. It is much easier to blame the other person especially in our closest relationships. The more aware we are of our worldview, the easier it is to navigate our relationship with others.
April 24, 2020
Let's talk about FEAR
I posted on Instagram yesterday an acronym for FEAR as I see it. I hope you saw it because I thought it was kind of clever. Ha. Here is what it said: Fear is just a Fabricated Emotion around an assumed reality. You see, Fear is a created emotion that assumes an outcome that we are unsure of. To start off on a really positive note…..Did you know that studies have shown that OVER 90% of our fears never come to fruition? That rings true for me. There have been so so so many things that I have feared that never happened. I love this quote by Mark Twain: “I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened” Did you know that facing your fears actually makes you stronger? Every singe time you fear something but do it anyway your brain accepts that it wasn’t so bad and the next time it gets easier and easier. I have found this to be true so many times in my life…..I watched a TED talk about Fear and how an encouraging word from someone can sometimes be the little push we need to keep going. Consider this your push! I am here for you and would love to celebrate you and the successes you have by overcoming fear! Email me @ Ok guys I hope you enjoyed this episode! Don’t forget to check out my website to download my free gift, the “my three words pdf” to you to help create your wildly successful lifestyle!
April 22, 2020
Loving yourself: PRICELESS
Loving yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have, and It's crucial for your other relationships to THRIVE!
April 20, 2020
What other people think of you is NONE of your business!
It's not your job to make other people happy and it isn't other people's job to make you happy!
April 17, 2020
You're part of the WILDLY tribe...Did you know that?
We don't settle and we are ALWAYS moving forward!  
April 15, 2020
Mend difficult relationships fairly quickly
Relationships are one of our most treasured gifts in life.  They can bring immense joy but also immense heartache.  You have the power to manage this to a degree.
April 13, 2020
How to get more certainty in uncertain times
Things are SUPER uncertain right now and that can be uncomfortable to say the least for most of us.  How do we turn that around or at least make it better?  Listen to this episode to find out!!
April 10, 2020
How to use your struggle as FUEL!
Struggle and Fear of failure can paralyze us or FIRE US UP!  Which do you choose?
April 08, 2020
We are all living a dog's life right now!
What a title!  Its true though....listen to this episode to find out why, and how that has to do with the key ingredient to success...
April 06, 2020
We are all on a great big boat, but it has a hole....
What role would you play?  Will you be part of the problem or part of the solution?
April 03, 2020