Fearfully and Wonderfully Me: Empowering Women to Discover & Develop the Leader Within

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Ria Story brings uniquely designed leadership development content specifically designed for women. Every woman deserves access to life changing tools of transformation, practical information, and real leadership principles she can apply to increase her influence and improve her circumstances at home, at work, and in her life.

Ria teaches leadership and success principles for women in a real, relatable, and practical way helping you increase your influence, maximize your potential, and claim the life you deserve to live.
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#77 The Art of Imperfect Action with special guest Allison Liddle
In this episode, Ria is joined by leadership speaker and author Allison Liddle. In their conversation based on Allison's book, The Art of Imperfect Action, Allison shares some great insight on how taking action - even if it's not "perfect" can increase our influence with others. And, she shares how failing to take action can often hold us back. Allison also shares a great exercise to gain self-confidence.  Connect with Allison Liddle: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn AllisonLiddle.com You can find Allison's book here: The Art of Imperfect Action
25:09
July 16, 2019
#76 No Excuses, No Problems
In this episode, Ria shares an inspiring story of someone who has never let an excuse keep him from working toward his dream. And, she shares a simple yet powerful way you can navigate through, over, and around your excuses to overcome them. 
08:47
July 9, 2019
#75 The Art and Science of Influencing Others
In this episode, Ria shares how influence with others is both an art and science - and she shares one way to be more effective at applying the science to our own behavior. 
11:51
July 2, 2019
#74 Creating (and Implementing) Your Personal Vision
In this episode, Ria shares the 4 components to creating and implementing your personal vision. 
14:24
June 25, 2019
#73 What Will You Find on the Road to Success?
In this episode, Ria shares what you will find on the road to success and three important points about traveling that road. 
11:20
June 18, 2019
#72 Top 5 Leadership Myths Debunked!
In this episode, Ria shares the top 5 leadership myths that may be holding us back, and the truth about them.
12:56
June 11, 2019
#71 Overcoming Your Inner Two-Year Old
In this episode, Ria shares a concept learned from James Hunter, that we all have an inner two-year old inside us which is our nature. However, success and influence is determined by how often we can silence the inner two-year old and act based on our values instead of how the two-year old inside us feels at any given moment. 
12:10
June 4, 2019
#70 Women with Influence: Malala Yousafzai
In this episode, Ria shares some leadership lessons inspired by Malala and her advocacy for education for girls. Malala is known for her commitment to education for girls around the world and she is the youngest Nobel laureate. 
10:39
May 28, 2019
#69 Strengths, Weaknesses, and the Challenge of Balance
In this episode, Ria shares how our strengths are gifts but also how they create a "reaction" to the opposite of our strength. And, we must be careful not to do too much of our strength because that creates imbalance in life and leadership. 
10:54
May 21, 2019
#68 Achievement quotes and thoughts
In this episode, Ria shares some inspirational quotes on achievement and success to encourage you. 
09:39
May 14, 2019
#67 Leadership Lessons from a Marathon
In this episode, Ria shares 7 takeaway lessons from her recent marathon in Las Vegas. Successful leaders, and successful individuals know these 7 key lessons are critical to success in life and leadership. 
12:59
May 7, 2019
#66 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Realistic
In this episode, Ria breaks down how we must be realistic about ourselves and others in order to be both successful as women and effective as leaders. 
09:52
April 30, 2019
#65 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Confident
In this episode, Ria shares the top 10 characteristics of confident women and how confidence can increase our influence with others. 
09:57
April 23, 2019
#64 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Passionate
In this episode, Ria shares three key principles around passion and how it can help create influence with others. 
11:33
April 16, 2019
#63 Leadership Gems: Be Purpose Driven
In this episode, Ria shares the power of living life with intention and how we can be more purposeful in life in order to accomplish goals. 
12:07
April 9, 2019
#62 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Courageous
In this episode, Ria shares an example of when fear held her back and offers three steps to overcome fear and create more courage to conquer those fears. 
12:27
April 2, 2019
#61 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Resilient
In this episode, Ria shares some stories of resilience and some quotes to point out that resilience is the difference between "I didn't die" and "I learned to live again" after adversity. 
13:48
March 26, 2019
#60 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Positive
In this episode, Ria offers three ways to embrace positivity and shift our mental stance into possibility thinking through positive thinking. 
10:33
March 19, 2019
#59 Leadership Gems: Be Responsible
In this episode, Ria shares the different types of responsibility we have as women with influence personally and professionally. As women with influence, we intentionally develop our character to be responsible for and to others, which in turn continues to develop our influence. 
09:35
March 12, 2019
#58 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Proactive
In this episode, Ria shares the power of a proactive response and how that increases our influence with others. Leaders MUST be proactive to increase their influence, and as women, we realize our greatest emotional freedom is to be proactive because circumstances can influence us but they don't have to determine us. 
12:05
March 8, 2019
#57 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Authentic
In this episode, Ria shares how important it is for us as women and as leaders to be authentic in life and leadership. 
10:28
March 5, 2019
#56 The Centrifuge of Life
In this episode, Ria shares how what we place at the center of our life is what determines how decisions about our priorities are made. 
11:52
March 1, 2019
#55 Facing Fear of Change
In this episode, Ria shares three tips on facing fear of change and how to overcome it. This episode is based on a chapter of a book she co-wrote with Mack Story, "Change Happens: Leading Yourself and Others through Change" which is available as e-book, audio-book and paperback. 
10:30
February 26, 2019
#54 Harnessing Habit
In this episode, Ria talks about the power of the habits we create - both positive and negative and she shares how to create positive habits that contribute to success in the long run. 
11:40
February 22, 2019
#53 Beyond Positive Thinking
Inspired by the book by Jim Collins, Ria shares the similarities between faith and fear and how we can apply "positive living" to our situation and influence the future positively. 
10:41
February 19, 2019
#52 The Power of Purpose
Inspired by a quote from Rachel Ashwell Ria shares some insight in this episode on the danger of mediocrity and how purpose and passion allows us to fulfill our potential. 
13:34
February 15, 2019
#51 The Confident Leader
In this episode, Ria shares the different types of confidence and how we can become more confident as women with influence. 
11:19
February 12, 2019
#50 How to Create Courage as a Leader
In this episode, Ria shares three steps to creating more courage as a woman and as a leader. 
11:36
February 8, 2019
#49 Can Leadership Be Learned?
In this episode, Ria shares thoughts on whether or not leadership can be learned or if it's something we either have - or don't. She shares some examples and teaches on some leadership qualities successful women leaders have. 
15:06
February 5, 2019
#48 Women With Influence: Joyce Meyer
In this episode, Ria talks about humility and how it takes a lot of humility to stop blaming someone or something else for why we are the person we are today. She shares how Joyce Meyer has been a great example of someone with humility and how powerful that has been in allowing her to be a voice for God. 
10:40
February 1, 2019
#47 Women With Influence: Carey Lohrenz
In this episode, Ria talks about the leadership trait of tenacity and how Carey Lohrenz has been tenacious in her career as the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot. 
12:48
January 29, 2019
#46 Women With Influence: Anne Frank
In this episode on women with influence, Ria talks about the impact Anne Frank had, as well as her most insightful quote, and how her diary actually came to be found. This young girl had incredible maturity and insight and her words have touched millions all over the world - her diary has been translated into more than 60 languages. 
11:18
January 25, 2019
#45 Women With Influence: Mother Teresa
In this episode, Ria shares how we can learn from the women who have had influence throughout the world and throughout history. She focuses on the impact Mother Teresa had and the character traits we can learn from her and apply to our own lives such as persistence, and positivity. 
15:46
January 22, 2019
#44 The Resilience Triad: Relationships Recreate Us
In this episode, part three in a three part series on resilience, Ria talks about the importance of positive relationships in our life and how our sense of self is shaped by the people around us. 
12:05
January 18, 2019
#43 The Resilience Triad: The Secret of Strategy
In this episode, part two of a three part series on resilience for women and leaders, Ria focuses on turning adversity into something positive by identifying the actions we should take - or the strategy we have for action and execution. 
11:32
January 16, 2019
#42 The Resilience Triad: Locating My Locus
In this episode, Ria explains how resilience has three elements and she shares the first one - an internal locus of control. She explains what a locus of control is, and how we can use it to become more resilient. 
11:22
January 11, 2019
#41 Top Books Read in 2018
In this episode, Ria shares her top four books from the 50 non-fiction books she read in 2018 and what she enjoyed about them. 
10:43
January 8, 2019
#40 The Power of Saying No
In this episode, Ria shares how she leverages focus by saying yes to high value tasks first and saying no less important activities. She offers ideas on how to make your day more productive. 
11:22
January 4, 2019
#39 Moments, Not Mountains
Happy New Year! In this episode, Ria shares one of her secrets to success in setting and achieving goals. 
10:20
January 1, 2019
#38 A Lesson From Pancakes
In this episode, Ria shares insight in gratitude through our actions and not just our words. 
08:19
December 28, 2018
#37 Putting Christ Back in Christmas
In this episode, Ria reminds us of what Christmas is truly about and offers tips on making Christmas more meaningful. 
11:35
December 25, 2018
#36 Uphill Dreams, Downhill Habits
In this episode, Ria shares her secret for end-of-year review to determine what habits or activities have served her well over the past year and determine what needs to be different next year to achieve goals. She shares the power of habits in our life and how we can intentionally create habits that serve us well. 
12:19
December 22, 2018
#35 Success Starts With Sacrifice
In this episode, Ria shares how the foundation of success begins with sacrifice because we must be willing to let go of some things in order to achieve great things.
10:51
December 18, 2018
#34 Mindset Matters
In this episode, Ria talks about the trap of a victim mindset and gives an example of falling into that trap herself recently. She also shares how to move away from a victim mindset for emotional freedom.
13:48
December 14, 2018
#33 Character Comes From the Heart
In this episode, Ria shares how our character determines our influence and how it's determined by our decision to live out our values. She discusses how faith is not just a choice we make but a lifestyle others can see and how we treat others should be as Jesus would have us treat them.
16:15
December 11, 2018
#32 ACHIEVE - Excellence is the Extra Inch
In this episode, 7 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how excellence allows us to shine as outstanding and how no one gets excited about average. We should give the extra inch to go the extra mile! Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
13:38
December 7, 2018
#31 Personal Vision is the Path to Success
In this episode, 6 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how our personal vision gives us hope, clarity, and discipline to achieve. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
17:15
December 4, 2018
#30 ACHIEVE - Success Starts with Energy
In this episode, 5 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the sources of energy in our lives and how the foundation of success is based on our energy. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
19:54
December 2, 2018
#29 ACHIEVE - The Integrity Formula
In this episode, 4 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the four components of integrity and how our character determines our integrity. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
12:08
December 2, 2018
#28 ACHIEVE - Be Humble So You Don't Stumble!
In this episode, 3 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the different components of humility and how humility determines success and influence. She shares a personal story of being afraid to try because of the risk of failure. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
11:39
November 23, 2018
#27 ACHIEVE - Choices Today Define How You Will Live
In this episode, 2 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how choices define us today, tomorrow and in the future. She shares some ideas and thoughts on how to make better choices, create better habits, and make more intentional choices that allow us to create the life we want. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
17:54
November 20, 2018
#26 ACHIEVE - Attititude Creates Possibility
In this episode, 1 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how important attitude is and three ways we can shift to a more positive attitude. Each episode of the series focuses on a different "Key" to success in life and leadership.
20:14
November 16, 2018
#25 What's Mood Got To Do With It?
In this episode, Ria shares the (not-so-secret) secret to taking action on your goals and accomplishing them!
08:16
November 13, 2018
#24 Act on the Facts!
Our influence with others is based on the relationship we have. And, our ability to have a "Critical Conversation" determines our influence in the situation. In this episode, Ria covers the elements that make a conversation critical and she shares what we can do to help successfully resolve the conversation or situation and therefore increase our influence personally and professionally.
11:49
November 9, 2018
#23 Worrying Away Today's Sunshine
In this episode, Ria defines the difference between worry and proactive thinking and how we should avoid letting the possible "clouds" of tomorrow hide our "sunshine" in life today.
09:06
November 2, 2018
#22 Miracles Not Mistakes
In this episode, inspired by Romans 8:28, Ria points out how God creates the miracles in our lives, instead of mistakes. She shares a powerful example of how even the little problems in life can be used for our good when we love God.
09:31
October 26, 2018
#21 Courageous Choices: Real Life, Real Emotions
In this episode, Ria shares thoughts on how we cannot selectively numb bad emotions or painful emotions without also numbing good and positive ones. We must identify the choices we are making because we are trying to numb something, and then identify why we are doing it, in order to overcome it and live more abundantly.
11:13
October 23, 2018
#20 The Four Dimensions of Life
In this episode, Ria shares what the four dimensions of life are and talks about how each dimension is inter-related to the other dimensions.
10:09
October 19, 2018
#19 Battlefield of the Mind: From Captivity to Conquest
In this episode, Ria shares how our mind is a battlefield where we fight the battle to become resilient through three distinct phases. She also shares three practical tips on moving from emotional captivity to conquest!
14:02
October 16, 2018
#18 Emotional Freedom
In this episode on self-awareness, Ria shares the key to emotional freedom and how what's happening in our circumstances doesn't have to determine how much joy we have in life. We are able to rise above anything when we choose a proactive response.
11:24
October 12, 2018
#17: Fearfully and Wonderfully Me
In this episode, Ria shares a tip on learning to love yourself more and living authentically as who you are.
06:43
October 8, 2018
#16 What's Your Game Plan for Personal Growth?
In this episode, Ria shares why it's important to be intentional about developing ourselves and some ideas on how to go about it. She also shares how developing ourselves can help us be more successful personally and professionally because it helps us raise our level of awareness and help us think differently.
13:30
September 14, 2018
#15 Straight Talk: Speak No Evil
In this episode, Ria shares how our words can be powerful and we should choose them carefully, especially when mad, upset, or angry. She also shares three tips on moving forward when something you have said creates a rift in a relationship.
07:47
September 11, 2018
#14 Winning the Name Game: 8 Tips to Remembering Names
Based on a chapter from her book, Straight Talk: The Power of Effective Communication, (available on Amazon and Audible) Ria shares her 8 tips to remembering - and using - the names of people you meet so you can increase your influence and your connection with them. She also shares a tip on introducing yourself in a way that will make YOUR name more memorable.
09:17
September 7, 2018
#13 Freedom is a state of mind
In this episode, Ria shares the story of Erik Weihenmayer. Eric became completely blind by the time he was 13 but he didn't let it stop him from going on to climb the world's biggest mountain summits - blind. Ria points out how freedom is a state of mind, regardless of how good or bad our circumstances appear.
10:37
September 4, 2018
#12 Where Are Your Relationships Taking You?
In this episode, Ria shares how relationships determine both energy and direction. She shares a brief exercise that will help you clarify how relationships in your life are influencing you. This lesson is based on a chapter from Ria's new book, ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance (releasing September, 2018).
13:55
August 31, 2018
#11 Achievement is Based on 7 Key Principles
In this episode, Ria shares what the 7 key success principles are and how they affect our mindset toward success or failure.
12:00
August 28, 2018
#10: The Essence of Self-Leadership
In this episode, Ria shares what the essence of self-leadership is. Increased effectiveness leading ourselves allows us to be more effective in leading others. Self-worth stems from self-responsibility, and we must steward well what we've been given.
14:08
August 24, 2018
#9 A Grateful Heart
In this Episode, Ria shares the benefits of practicing gratitude personally and professionally and she provides some ideas on how to apply this in your own life.
12:39
August 21, 2018
#8 Intentional Thinking
In this episode, Ria breaks down a simple, yet very effective, solution thinking model you can apply to any situation in your life personally or professionally.
18:56
August 17, 2018
#7 Toxic Relationships
In this episode, Ria defines what a toxic relationship is, why it's bad for us, and she shares how to prevent or eliminate toxic relationships.
21:02
August 14, 2018
#6 Failure is A Stepping Stone
In this short episode, Ria shares how failure can often be the stepping stone to overcome the next challenge and how we must intentionally equip ourselves with personal growth development in order to better meet the challenges of life.
07:12
August 8, 2018
#5 Kicking Complacency to the Curb
In this episode, Ria addresses a question from a podcast listener on how to overcome complacency.
10:40
August 6, 2018
#4 Firing Your Limiting Beliefs
In this episode, Ria shares some of her past limiting beliefs and how you can overcome your limiting beliefs by firing them!
12:02
August 3, 2018
#3 Managing Time to Maximize Potential
In this episode, Ria shares three important questions to allow you to "manage" your time (and your calendar!) in order to maximize your potential.
16:14
July 27, 2018
#2 Influence is based on relationships
In this episode, Ria shares how she learned that leadership is more about influence than title or position, and how influence is actually based on relationships.
18:44
July 21, 2018
#1 Introduction to Three Sixty Influence
Just a quick hello!
01:52
July 20, 2018
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