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The Badass Academy Life Coach Podcast

The Badass Academy Life Coach Podcast

By Rachel Shumway
Formerly the Not your Basic Badass Podcast, Emotional Resilience Mentor Rachel Shumway shares tidbits to help women set loving boundaries so that they can have the best relationship with the most important person in their lives: themselves. Because when you uphold your boundaries, you gain courage to open up and let yourself be seen, loved and supported.

This podcast includes a mix of coaching, cognitive restructuring , and step-by step conversation strategies to give badass women the tools to bring confidence into their relationships with authenticity and ease.
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9. Who will you Be in 2022 and Receiving the Divine Feminine with Candice Smiley- Part 1

The Badass Academy Life Coach Podcast

9. Who will you Be in 2022 and Receiving the Divine Feminine with Candice Smiley- Part 1

The Badass Academy Life Coach Podcast

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7. How and Why to Believe New Things with ADHD- The 6 Tips
If you have ever asked yourself the question "I want to believe xyz.... but its just not true" then this episode for you. We will dive into how and why to change your limiting beliefs. There are 6 main things you can do to track your belief level and build evidence for the things you want to believe! Not only that, changing your beliefs can be a self-love practice instead of self-harm.   Learn More about The Badass Academy Membership: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/  ..... What beliefs are: why your beliefs are made up and changeable and optional. and how to choose to believe things that are useful to you, even if you are so used to believing an old soggy story  believe something that’s for the negative or really harmful l, and how to believe something new and practice implementing beliefs if you are easily distractible, if you have ADHD or a brain that just likes to disprove every new belief that you implant in… I got you covered. In the Badass Academy, we talk about all this belief change, and in this episode I’m going to give you the most intensive process I can in a podcast to simarize. Now if you are like the lack of immediate tangible evidence, sometimes it can be frustrating! Especially if you have an ADHD brain. Because we are superworm to find dopamine. Which comes from novelty, newness, oddness and accomplishment. shiny object syndrome when things aren’t working as fast as we’d like them to can be an extra challenge with ADHD for that exact reason. So a quick note here on how to keep going with your goals when not seeing the tangible results fast enough … I’ll get that in a second. And I also want to offer that there is a common idea that discipline, focus, can get us through anything.. and yes that is true, blAnd if you are someone who does get easily distracted, introducing in these tools here of measuring DIFFERENT results, measuring DIFFERENTly leads to greater ability to stay focused, present and engaged in the process. Beliefs are things that are passed down to us. They are things that are modeled to us and they’re things that you know we learned as children from our parents and our mentors. And then throughout life the more we practice and absorb those beliefs,  the more we create evidence that they are true. because the brain has a confirmation bias so when you have a belief ingrained in you already you are more prone to see evidence for it.  Your brain is hardwired to scan for evidence to support that belief . That’s why things feel true even if they don’t make any rational sense because the more you practice it the more you find evidence for it and emotion is a glue for a belief. Like sometimes you KNOW logically that you should not be upset at yourself for only posting 5x a week because it is not useful… but if that is a thought habit you’ve been practicing, the emotional response will still be there. Tip two is to use apps.  Apps that help you to review and refresh. Dailio and ThinkUp are my two favorites. Because you can write in those beliefs that you’re practicing leaving and you can record it in your own voice you can make different categories. if you want to have a category for all-purpose emotion or.The number three is to write down everything that you want to believe. Don’t hold back. This is more of a brainstorm. And put a deadline of when you’re going to revisit the plan on the calendar and forget about it.I got that idea from one of my coaches, Simone Seol. and What this does is that it allows your brain to just put it into the motherboard of your system. if you will and marinate for a little bit and when you put a deadline with that signals to your brain that this is important. or we’re going to come back to it. so pay attention and then the fourth step is to make a spreadsheet of your beliefs.
23:40
May 12, 2022
14. Ideas for Handling Toxic People with Sarah K. Ramsey
Sarah K Ramsey is a Toxic Relationship Specialist and the world’s leading expert on how to become Toxic Person Proof. She is best selling author of the book Becoming Toxic Person Proof and the host of a globally-acclaimed podcast: Toxic Person Proof. Sarah works with women who have experienced toxic relationships and who are stuck in a cycle of pain and confusion to transform their minds and lives by taking back their power, recreating a life they are excited about living, and bringing renewed energy, clarity, and excellence into establishing careers and relationships they love.  Her work has been featured in the Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit, Healing Narcissistic Trauma Conference, Thrive Global, The Elephant Journal and The Courageous Woman Summit. Download your free Boundaries Starter Kit here: thebadassacademy.com .....  Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahkramsey.com.Toxic Relationship Specialist, Best Selling Author, Life Coach Free Gift: The Systematic Strategies High-achieving Women Use to Find Peace, Love and Confidence After a Toxic Relationship- https://joinnow.live/s/Es9tIC Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1162856 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveandsucessafteatoxicrelationship Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-k-ramsey-m-s-n-l-p-0912ba97 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bouncebackbetter/
35:16
May 05, 2022
Learning from and Loving Failure with Kaila Minion
Today we are joined by the amazing Kaila Minion of Iron Body Coaching to talk about Holistic Health, changing your habits and becoming more of who you are. Kaila specializes in personal transformation, nutrition fitness and behavior change. She shares her experience in changing her health and loving herself like a mofo! Her unique story is truly an example of overcoming failure. If you want more self-love and self-validation, then this episode is a MUST HAVE.  Also... Kaila read my energy and blessed me with a very special insight into some personal changes I was looking to step into.  Come hang out with me in my email inbox!  Email Newsletter: SUBSCRIBE HERE Badass Boundaries Starter Kit: Download HERE: . Check out Kailas Podcast Here: https://www.ironbodycoach.com/podcast Learn More about her amazing coaching: https://www.ironbodycoach.com/about
30:23
April 22, 2022
15. Cultivate Self-Confidence Before Being an Expert.
Ever wonder why some people just seem impenatrable? Obstacle after obstacle, they just keep going? Its pretty remarkable to watch, and even more remarkable when you realize that you can also be confident (even if you suck at something.) Tune in to learn the 3 step process to confidence today!
12:13
March 25, 2022
13. When Is the Right Time to Set Boundaries in Relationships?
IS IT OK for me to set boundaries? When is the right time? Which I find a very interesting question, its like asking if it is OK to put up a fence in your yard. Yet, humans, myself included find ourselves asking this question when conflict arises in relationships. We are going to talk about how to know it is time to set a boundary, be it boundaries at work, boundaries with family or with friends and loved ones. Download your free Boundaries Starter Kit here: thebadassacademy.com  It is not so much about there being a right time to set boundaries (there is not) but rather how comfortable are you in communicating clearly? The first skill of boundary setting is this clear communication, which ties in closely to knowing how you feel and taking your emotional temperature frequently. What is your boundary discomfort tolerance? Listen in to find out. 
25:35
February 18, 2022
12. Boundaries 101: What they are and Where to Start
In this episode, we address basic questions like what is a boundary in a relationship,  how to set them, different types of boundaries and examples of how to draw those lines in your relationships. A lot of people think that boundaries are something you set to control people, or arent quite sure of when the right time is to have a difficult conversation.  Download your free Boundaries Starter Kit here: thebadassacademy.com This foundational episode is here for you to explore your own definition of boundaries, where you currently stand in setting them, and things to ponder to decide where your boundaries are bit blurred, or healthy boundaries vs toxic.
20:41
February 11, 2022
BONUS: Mens Mental Health with Peter Lynch
Join me today with a very special guest, Peter Lynch who shares all about struggles with mens mental health. There are way more commonalities between trauma healing in men and women than there are differences. We dive into societal expectations of men, how it affects their ability to heal, express emotion and vulnerability, as well as strategies in relationships and personal life to unwind these expectations. It truly is a treat to have him on the show. I learned so much from him about mens perspectives on these issues. Find Peter here:  instagram.com/plhimself Website: unshakable.pro Grab your awesome copy.... The 5 Categories of Emotion Free E-book.
41:32
February 04, 2022
11. How to Not be Fake- Drop the People Pleasing
Nobody likes a fakeass bitch.... But sometimes we all have those tendencies even if we are well intentioned. What does it mean to be fake? And how and why  can we drop the people-pleasing  that identity to start self-advocating using LOVE instead of manipulation.  Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/  Because here is the truth friends, boundaries are not a tactic to control others, people pleasing is a genius coverup for manipulation, and when you know the difference you'll not only be able to spot a faker in your own life, but also spot when YOU are covering up your most sparkly self in exchange for a less shiny version.
18:26
January 28, 2022
10. Receiving the Divine Feminine with Candice Smiley- Part 2
This episode is the second part of the divine feminine series with Candice Smiley about learning how to RECEIVE more of what we desire. In this episode, we talk about the sacred masculine and divine feminine balance to open our lives up to more flow between the yin and yang!  Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ Find Candice on Social Media! Instagram: @candicecreation LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/CandiceSmiley
18:48
January 14, 2022
9. Who will you Be in 2022 and Receiving the Divine Feminine with Candice Smiley- Part 1
This episode is all about learning how to RECEIVE more of what we desire. Oftentimes, when we are building businesses, marketing, creating new programs etc, we end up slipping into hustling and "making it happen."  Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/  While this can serve us at times, lets not forget this is 2022! The other side of creation is recieving, and when we learn the art of letting in what needs to come in, we tap into higher power, strength and ideas that we couldnt even imagine creating on our own. In cultivating our goals and vision for the new year, lets consider OPENING to what is ready to come to us, so we can have more expansion, joy and connection in our work! Find Candice on Social Media!  Instagram: @candicecreation LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/CandiceSmiley
30:35
December 31, 2021
8. Track Changes in Mental Health with Your Resilience Roadmap
Have you ever wondered how to actually believe you are making changes? If you look back on this year, or this month, and think.... well things have not improved, then chances are you are just missing a simple practice of tracking and celebrating progress.  Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ 
24:08
December 17, 2021
6. Using Negative Emotions as Portals into Self Love with Alana Schramm
This week I had a very special guest on the show, Joy and Inner Voice Coach- Alana Schramm. Join us as we discuss negative emotions, how to process them, removing judgement when we do feel negative, connecting with your inner voice and so much more!  Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/  
41:41
November 19, 2021
5. What is Emotional Resilience and How to Get More
 If you ever have questions like: why does it take so long to bounce back after something challenging? Why did I lose my groove? My life is too hard right now, I just don't feel confident enough.... Then this episode can help you! Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ 
22:32
November 05, 2021
Bonus: Radical Trust, Lessons from Nature
Join me in this episode for insights on how seasons can help you radically trust the process of growth and navigate through life's challenges and throughout all the seasons, you can harness unique gifts. IG: @thebadassacademy Website: thebadassacademy.com
12:12
October 30, 2021
4. Decision Making. Sensations vs Sentences and Radical Trust
How do you normally make decisions? Do you put out fires, feel overwhelmed or take a long time to make a decision? If you tend to overanalyze and your decision-making process seems stressful that's probably a sign that you are listening to your sentences. Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/   in this episode I teach you how to make decisions quicker and in a way that truly feels intuitive, Dynamic and peaceful. 
24:58
October 28, 2021
3. Five ways to Measure Progress: Creation Results vs Being Results
Some goals are easy to measure, and some require more effort. In the process of growing, we often forget to notice the baby steps we ARE taking, and get frustrated or downtrodden instead of celebrating growth.  Check out my email list where I send weekly Badassery Bites! Learn more about The Badass Academy Membership Program https://www.thebadassacademy.com/   ... 3:00 there were these tangible changes that are easily quantifiable and that I could explain to a five-year-old because you can see them and then there were a lot of intangible changes. the tangible things for example where some things starting a business changes to my body composition as I've started CrossFit, hard skills courses created skills learned on things that I can explain now to people because of the skills that I learned and then there are intangible things like emotional resilience. Deeper Self-knowledge. and so, I wanted to create an episode on these two kinds of results of changes that we can create in our lives and offer why you may want to change the way you see the process of evolution to include more of these intangibles. so, like I said there are two kinds of results. Two kinds of things or goals that you can have in your life.  the first kind is the obvious kind which is what I call a creation result. these are tangible super measurable facts real facts about things like amount of money that you have changes in your body composition with weight loss and muscle gain or whatever. the number of people in your social networks. books written books sold courses completed certifications obtained that kind of thing. these are the kinds of results that we tend to get really focused on because they're easy to measure. and I'm all for achieving the thing making it happen it's so fun to see something that you worked so hard on come to fruition. and the amount of time that you spend in the joy or satisfaction of that creation does not last very long. our emotional Baseline is created by the quality and intention of how we are giving ourselves credit for being results. which is the second kind of results. let me say that again. emotional Baseline is created by the quality and intention of how we give ourselves credit for the being results. being results such as changes in day-to-day emotional state like feeling less anxious, more confident, walking naturally taller, having more ease, and smiling at people on the street. raising your hand more often and meetings may be speaking at a slower more intentional tone when you get angry.  more often at the people who drive slower instead of getting pissed off. or something that I do frequently is when I noticed my road rage coming in, I make a funny explanation for them. like yeah, I probably just must go pee that's why they cut me off. these are states of being without a special lens or special attention tentacle undervalued or unnoticed. so, let's say you have a goal of saving money.  some examples of being results might be planning more intentionally for what you'll spend. noticing when you want to spend money on something that you don't really want. noticing when you feel icky when you do spend money and deciding to release that scarcity and shift into more gratitude for being able to pay for the thing. feeling more comfortable accepting money for your services, or even being more open to receiving in general. being at compliments hugs gifts attention whatever.  it all ties together. may be feeling more, he's talking about finances with your partner. this is the general attitude around money versus the actual number in your bank account.
22:53
October 01, 2021
2. How to Unwind MicroTraumas
What do narcissism and golden retrievers have in common? Listen in to hear why, and learn a 5 step process to unwinding trauma and finding sanctuary in your mind and body. Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ 
31:50
September 28, 2021
1. What to Expect with a LevelUp
What do floorplans and taxidermy have in common? Listen to find out what happens when you start going for a big goal. Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ 
18:18
September 21, 2021
Meet Rachel, the Wierdo, Badass and Life Coach Host
Discussion of podcast goals and preview of the magical things to come.
07:16
September 18, 2021