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By Allie Hembree Martin
Hosted by Allie Martin, Selfish encourages you to focus on one thing: YOU! Entrepreneurs and lifestyle experts guide us through how taking a risk changed their life and exactly how they continuously practice self-care and self-love.
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11.4 - When to Hire a Team & Take Maternity Leave as a Female Entrepreneur
"You can always be reaching for more without being fixated on how you are gonna get there." I always said I would never own my own business - but here I am celebrating 2 years. Ashley Monk preaches that you should keep an open mind if you've ever said I never want a team. She shows how you can grow your business far beyond your wildest dream by adding a team to your business. We also went to the uncomfortable topic of figuring out maternity leave as a female entrepreneur - this episode is filled with great takeaways you can start to implement into your business.  In this episode, you will learn: ✨Why having a team is so important in business ✨How to work as a couple in business ✨How to set your team up for success ✨How to manage pregnancy as a business owner ✨The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make in business  Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
35:28
August 2, 2021
11.3 - When Failing is the Best Thing That Could Happen
"Own your mistakes and own your wins." Sarah and I just had a fun conversation about failing. Yes, you heard that right. She failed in business and is helping others free themselves from thinking that failure is a bad thing. You will love listening to her advice, not only because she is British, but because it is super vulnerable and authentic advice that is really quite unconventional. Sarah is a property entrepreneur & investor turned business mentor and has always been a grafter and high achiever. After her first business venture almost ruined her financially she turned things around when she took control and launched her current property & education businesses. Sarah is an independent female voice in a very male-dominated industry globally. She is living proof that it is possible to fail your way to success and that when you make a choice, and you mean it anything is possible. In this episode, you will learn: ✨How Business failure can be a lesson to drive you further ✨How to recognize overwhelm ✨Tips on how to not become overwhelmed  ✨How being yourself will help you in business  ✨The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make in business Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
28:41
July 26, 2021
11.2 - The Facebook Ad Strategy You Haven't Heard
"The ads you usually think will work best, will not." Ahh Facebook Ads - this has been a hot topic lately and so I knew I wanted to connect with a Facebook Ads specialist so you can hear the results that can come from running Facebook Ads. Enter = Gavin Bell. Unfortunately, a rainy day in Scotland where Gavin is, and a rainy day in Kentucky where I am, made for a poor connection, so the audio is a bit choppy for which I do apologize for, but it is worth getting a chance to hear the transformation one can have when utilizing Facebook ads and the mistakes Gavin most often sees people making.  In this episode, you will learn: ✨How Facebook ads analytics can help your business ✨When you should be implementing Facebook ads in your business  ✨The biggest mistakes most people make with Facebook ads ✨How to create successful Facebook ads Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
31:48
July 19, 2021
11.1 - Using Customer Service as your BEST marketing tool
Have you had a chance to experience a really, really nice hotel in your life? I'm talking about the absolute best customer service you have ever experienced! I am super lucky because I worked for the International SPA Association and would get to travel to some amazing properties! You can just tell as soon as you step foot into the property that has put in the time and attention into your time with them - the furniture and bedding are luxurious, the little details are not forgotten and the customer service isn't just good - it goes beyond what you would expect. I'm talking - delivering chocolate chip cookies and cold glasses of creamy milk to your room when you arrive, kind of hotel. I'm talking - they hear it is your anniversary and send up a bottle of champagne to your room, kind of hotel. I'm talking - when you go down to dine in the hotel restaurant they have your name printed on the menu, kind of hotel. Now, try traveling to a sub-par hotel after experiencing this 5 star + + property... Not only are you spoiled, but you appreciate that amazing property even more. You keep thinking about that amazing hotel that you once stayed at. Dreaming to be back there once again. Think of your business in the same manner. What little touches can you deliver to make your customer's journey with you a 5 star + + experience? No one else will compare and it will leave your client's remembering you fondly and eager to work with you again. Customer service is a very large chunk of how your clients will remember you - but the little touches, the thoughtful gestures, the personalization - they all play into their experience. How can you create a 5 star ++ experience? I hope you will get some good ideas from the guests I interviewed in this 11th season of Selfish. If you haven't yet, please leave me a review of the podcast. It is the best way for new listeners to find the podcast and it is becoming even more important for podcast hosts. I hope you enjoy! Download your Social Media Success Shortcut at www.SocialWithAllie.com. 
03:48
July 12, 2021
10.10 - Creating a Personal Brand that WOWS
I'm pretty confident that most people that listen to this podcast have heard of Canva before - but if you haven't, you are in for an absolute treat! My guest Joanna Sherrow is a Canva Certified Creative and loves discussing how to get to the root of a solid personal brand. If you are new to Canva or an old pro - Joanna shares some good bits of advice as far as mistakes she sees entrepreneurs making when they are designed within this software. You don't want to miss this! Joanna Sherrow is a Canva Certified Creative, a graphic designer for years and a WordPress and Kajabi Builder. She is the creator and founder of SavvyChic Design and Savvy Template Shop. Her main mission is to create a visually cohesive brand for businesses online. Her task is to design a brand and build online courses that will showcase the owner’s expertise and help convert them into sales. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The difference between a personal brand and a business brand ✨Why it's important to work on your personal brand while building your company's brand ✨Why branding goes beyond what you see ✨Determining how to attract your audience to your core mission ✨ How to create a brand that people remember ✨The importance of consistency in your brand ✨Mistakes people are making with their personal brand Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
38:37
July 5, 2021
10.9 - Selfish Productivity
I just told Vikki as we wrapped up our conversation that you are about to hear that her episode will go down in history as one that really moved me. Don't you love when that happens? She found me on Instagram and reached out and I am so glad she did because this conversation was exactly what I needed to hear. You may feel the same way, as Vikki Louise breaks down exactly how we can be more productive with our time and get more done in the week with fewer hours. It's a good one! In this episode, you will learn: ✨What happens when you don't prioritize your needs and goals ✨Why it's important to stop saying "yes" to everything ✨How to think of your time and energy as fuel ✨The difference between short-term productivity and long-term productivity ✨Why your notifications are preventing you from being productive ✨Why you should be selfish with your time Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
32:13
June 28, 2021
10.8 - How A Realtor Went Viral on TikTok
Haleigh Booth is a top-producing local real estate expert in Louisville, KY, and surrounding areas. She is a mom of two and married to her high school sweetheart. I hear from a lot of real estate professionals that want to grow their following and their reach but they feel like posting about real estate is so different than other businesses, so I knew I had to bring on Haleigh Booth. Haleigh is a real estate agent in Louisville, Kentucky, and focuses all of her marketing efforts on social media and consistently creates viral content on TikTok and Instagram. Her tips transcend to any business owner, not just realtors. You will get so many good strategies you can use on your social media, no matter the industry! In this episode, you will learn: ✨How she went viral on TikTok ✨How to use TikTok to grow an audience that truly knows and trusts you ✨Trends in the TikTok algorithm you need to know! ✨The type of content that gets her thousands of views on TikTok consistently ✨The best way to get more traction on your TikTok videos ✨The biggest mistakes you're making with your video content and social media ✨How and why to use all the features in your stories on social media ✨Why your stories should never be empty on social media Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
33:17
June 21, 2021
10.7 - Unclutter It and Change Your Life
Bridget Stralko runs a professional organizing company in the metro Detroit area called Unclutter It. She helps busy families get organized and come up with better systems to make life less hectic! I'm going to admit, there is a little bit of a theme going on here lately. I invite these experts on to talk about a topic and by the end of the episode, my mind is blown!! I enjoy home organizing, so I knew talking with Bridget would be a good conversation. However, I had no idea how much I was going to take away from her knowledge. Even practical tips - like what should be in your backstock - you will be surprised to hear her answer. Talk a listen. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The biggest mistake you are making in your household ✨How to subtract things from your household by being more intentional ✨The one thing you can do today to have a happier, more organized home ✨How slowing down can allow you to become more intentional with what’s in your home ✨The most important thing you can do to help your kids with organization Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
21:09
June 14, 2021
10.6 - Why Your Mindset Matters
Hayley Luckadoo is a marketing coach, high-energy motivational speaker, and host of the Females on Fire podcast. She focuses on helping women in business fill the gaps in their sales and marketing processes to create better and more profitable strategies that actually convert into revenue, and empowering entrepreneurs to let go of the things holding them back, step into who they truly are, and go after their biggest and wildest dreams. Hayley has a true passion for helping female entrepreneurs succeed and thrive. I love the wisdom she shares here and her focus on mindset through it all. You might be surprised to find out the one tip she has that you can do today to get your mindset right.  In this episode, you will learn: ✨Why "yet" is the most important word in the dictionary ✨The power of simple words to change our mindset ✨Why failures are so much more powerful than successes ✨Why your resilience can be your greatest asset to success ✨What you have to have as a business owner to be successful ✨The mindset shift of coming out of failures and knowing that they were for you ✨Find out the biggest mistake female entrepreneurs are making ✨The one thing you can do today to better your mindset Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
26:00
June 7, 2021
10.5 - Why You Need To Know Your Colors
Meghan Tinker is the owner and stylist at House of Colour Louisville. She finally left a corporate career after 15 years of side hustles, and brings women (and men) confidence by teaching individuals how to style and shop for themselves! I knew after experiencing a color analysis with Meghan that I wanted to share her knowledge with all of you all. I am the first to admit, I never have thought about how color looked on me. I have a hard enough time finding clothes that I like how they look on me, so color never really came into the equation. Now, after Meghan has enlightened me, I have a whole new outlook on incorporating my colors into my wardrobe whenever possible. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The purpose behind a color analysis of your wardrobe and how important it can be for your overall image ✨The top signs you should look for when you are doing your own color analysis ✨The best way to plan out your closet based on your color analysis and how to phase out things that aren’t your ideal fit ✨Simple tips to edit your closet for the different seasons ✨How to easily stand out in today’s online workspace ✨Why color is so important in defining our image and how colors can change how you are perceived Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
21:58
May 31, 2021
10.4 - Are You Making These Brand Mistakes?
Henry Kaminski Jr. is the founder of Unique Designz, a full-service design, branding, and digital marketing agency that is dedicated to helping personality brands; coaches, consultants, influencers, speakers + authors design / grow their brands, scale their profits + increase their exposure online. He’s is the host of the popular “Brand Doctor’s Podcast” where he talks about strategies that help entrepreneurs design reputable and profitable personal brands. As a self-taught graphic designer and brand consultant, he's overcome all the odds to build a wildly successful multi-million-dollar business over the past 14 years. He has worked with a diverse range of business owners and professionals, including celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi + Fabio Viviani as well as Internet marketing expert Russell Brunson who has named Henry the "Million Dollar Brander” and recently has been inducted into the Click Funnels 2 Comma Club, by generating over $1 million with one single sales funnel, using the Click Funnels software. WOW - that's all I have to say after recording this interview you are about to hear with The Brand Doctor himself. This episode is GOLD. Henry has dominated the branding world and he is about to unload so much knowledge - I hope you have your pen and paper ready. In this episode, you will learn: ✨How to make your brand unique ✨Are your ambitions aligned with your creations? ✨What's a funnel? And what you need to know about them ✨Henry's blessing in disguise in his business ✨Top mistakes business owners make with branding ✨The perfect recipe for a good funnel Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
47:04
May 24, 2021
10.3 - The Legal Lowdown You Need
Andrea Sager is a small business attorney shaking up the legal industry with her Legalpreneur plan that provides all-access to her firm for small businesses. After working for a large law firm working with large businesses, Andrea realized her true passion was helping small businesses embrace and protect their business and intellectual property. In just under 3 years, Andrea has become the go-to attorney for online entrepreneurs, protecting everything from their brand names to their courses and blog posts. Andrea is also the host of the hit podcast, The Legalpreneur. In this episode, Andrea is giving us the legal lowdown on starting a business, the mistakes she most often sees, and what you can do to future-proof your business. You don't want to miss these nuggets of wisdom she shares. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The top 2 mistakes business owners make in their business that a lawyer sees all the time ✨Why you should be careful using photos you find on the internet in your business ✨Why you should pay close attention when choosing your business name ✨All the things you need to know about preventing plagiarism and copyright infringement in your business ✨What you need to know about filing your LLC ✨Why having an LLC can save you money in the long run Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
16:54
May 17, 2021
10.2 - Writing and Productivity Mistakes You Are Probably Making
Whether you are interested in becoming a copywriter or a business owner that may need to hire a copywriter in the future - you will love this interview with Abbi. Her program Successful Freelance Mom supports working mothers and helps them grow profitable businesses. She also drops some great advice on productivity that I will start using today!! Abbi Perets is a professional copywriter with over 20 years of experience and has written content for some of the biggest brands in the world. She founded Successful Freelance Mom to support and encourage women and mothers to create profitable freelance businesses that fit into their busy lives. Whether you’re trying to get a business off the ground while managing toddlers, teenagers, or a boss who throws regular tantrums, Abbi’s no-nonsense approach will show you how to get the right work done in small chunks of time without making yourself nuts. In this episode, you will learn: ✨ Why it is essential to keep your to-do list tasks to 25 minutes or less ✨ How many hours a week you need to commit to in order to start a successful business from home ✨ Knowing the difference between a project and a to-do list item in order to best organize your time in your business ✨ Learning revenue-generating activities to focus on, and knowing which aren't and where to cut those in your daily activities ✨ Why some tasks on your to-do list can actually be causing procrastination ✨ The biggest mistakes business owners are making in their copywriting and how to fix those now! ✨ What NOT to say in your copy for your business ✨ Have multiple types of people on your email list? Learn how to target all of them with a very simple strategy Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here: www.SocialWithAllie.com
26:40
May 10, 2021
10.1 - The One Thing That Changed Everything in My Business
I used to be a person that would always talk about my dreams, but it never occurred to me that I had to work towards them. It sounds silly now, but I genuinely thought if it was meant to be, it would fall into your lap. I give a lot of credit to this podcast for giving me the motivation and drive I need to do other "big" things in my life - including starting my business. I have interviewed over 100 entrepreneurs now and a common thread that I see when it comes to individuals that have success - the ones that are successful TAKE ACTION - messy, unorganized action. I used to be someone who had to have everything figured out before I would take action - I used to think I was just an organized person and I was being thorough and strategic, but then I realized I was using it as an excuse to keep from having to take the BIG action I knew I needed to take, but fear held me back. I've been working through the book Business Made Simple by Donald Miller and the book is broken down into 60 days and has a video accompanying each section that you watch each morning of those 60 days before reading the lesson that follows in the book. What was today's?? Successful people are action takers. There are a lot of characteristics that make up successful people, some can be introverts, others are extroverts, some went to fancy colleges, others didn't go to college at all. But the one theme that encompasses every successful person - successful people get stuff done! I am realizing how important this characteristic is in business leaders. I will talk to potential clients that are interested in my services, but they will make an excuse for why now isn't the right time. Turns out 6 months later, they call me back, and say they wished they had started working with me 6 months before. I am all for being strategic, weighing the pros and the cons. And sometimes the timing isn't right to do something, but other times, you will never know unless you dive headfirst and figure it out along the way. I remember being in my senior year of college when I set down at my desk to figure out my first set of goals. The prompt I was using said, where do you want to be in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years. I had no idea what I was going to do that weekend - it was too overwhelming to think about. I never would have dreamed that the life I am living now was possible then.  But how did I get here from that apartment 10 years ago? Just messy action. I didn't always give myself permission to take messy action, but in the last few years that I have. I have seen more growth in my life and my business than ever before. I think of it as, seeing opportunities and giving them all that I have to give. Some don't work out, but a lot have. I have a good group of girlfriends who I talk to every single day, we share the good, the bad, and the ugly with each other. Among others in my life, they are my cheerleaders. Whenever I share happy news they say ALLIE - that's incredible. YOU MADE THAT HAPPEN. It didn't hit me until recently, that while I know and have always trusted that God is in control, he wants to see us work towards that goal. He wants us to be inspiring others with our actions. So I want you to consider, what part of your life or business do you need to take action in? Has it been weighing on your heart? Let this be the pep talk you needed to get it down. Because I can tell you that being on the other side of that action and having your cheerleaders yell: YOU MADE THAT HAPPEN is the best feeling in the world. And as I now celebrate 100 episodes, I ask that if you listen and enjoy these episodes -  please leave a review. That is the best way to help others find this content. Enjoy!
05:19
May 3, 2021
Bonus Episode: What I've Been Up To
Surprise!  Here is a bonus episode for you as we approach the 10th season of Selfish. I couldn't help but reflect back on all the lessons that I've learned from the experts I've interviewed over the last five years. This experience allowed me to have the courage to go out on my own and start my business and I love hearing from each of you when it has helped you as well. When I started this podcast I was in corporate America and was using this platform as a creative outlet. My bachelor’s degree is in broadcast journalism and I worked in the spa industry and married those two passions together to create Selfish. I had no idea the people I would have the chance to interview, I had no idea the opportunities the podcast would bring me, and I definitely had no idea I would use the inspiration of my guests to then start my own business.  Pretty cool journey, huh?  A story that inspired me recently was from one of my previous guests Allie Bjerk. She created a digital product, sold it on social media, and used the earnings she made from one day of sales and would turn around and spend it on Facebook ads the next day. With that strategy, she was able to become a millionaire in 10 months. I purchased her course in January and I'm now pleased to announce the digital product Social Media Success Shortcut.  This product combines all the tools needed for a small business owner to have success with their social media marketing strategy. I have worked with million and billion-dollar businesses, all the way to brand new startups. The social media tactics and strategy is the same no matter the size of your business. I have bundled those lessons along with social media prompts for a year, a dictionary of highly converting hashtags, templates, checklists, and many other bonuses that will make marketing your business quick and easy.  The beauty of this program is that it teaches you to use all of these tools in under 30 minutes for the month. Yes, I said the month. So for under $30 and for under 30 minutes you too can have social media success.  One of my clients, Angel Yamraj, who owns a spa in a small town, came to me with frustration over her marketing. She said she didn’t know what to post, she had a million other things to do, and so social media always became the last thing she would think about. She had priority access to this guide, and here is what she had to say about it: "I purchased Allie's guide and I am now 100% confident in operating the social media strategy for my business! It’s amazing how quickly I was able to learn how to write better content that resonated with my customers, it truly changed my perspective on social media.  Planning out content is no longer a task I dread doing, but instead it takes me just minutes to do, instead of the hours it was taking me. I have enough on my plate to stress about, I'm glad planning social media content will be something I never have to stress about again!"  Y’all, I really tried to make this an easy decision for you to make. With everything that I share with you in this program, $27 is an absolute no-brainer.  If you are interested in learning more or purchasing the Social Media Success Shortcut, visit SocialWithAllie.com.  I say this every season but this upcoming group of experts will blow your mind. I'm really excited for you to hear their thoughts of self-care and their business savvy wisdom. If this podcast has been inspiring to you I would be so grateful if you would leave a review and share it with a friend. Producing this podcasting lights me up and I am so glad I have the opportunity to continue in this role and can bring these voices of inspiration to you each and every week.
06:17
April 26, 2021
9.10 - How I Became The Queen of TikTok
Rachel Pedersen is the Queen of TikTok and is a top social media marketer and consultant, worldwide viral sensation, and leading authority on storytelling through social media and Facebook ads. I found her on TikTok and was excited to dive into how she has found success on an app known for teenagers dancing! In this episode, you will learn: ✨ The #1 tip on going viral on TikTok ✨ The power of authenticity on TikTok ✨ Why some people have major success on TikTok ✨ How to use other platforms to grow your TikTok presence ✨ Overcoming mindset blocks Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27! 
22:40
April 18, 2021
9.9 - How Writing A Book Sparked Media Interviews, World Records, and Giving Back
Just prepare yourself now for this episode. I interviewed 10-year-old Prisha Hedau on her most recent accomplishment of becoming one of the world's youngest published authors ever. I conducting the public relations for Prisha's book, Pandemic 2020, about her experiences, thoughts, and suggestions for going through a pandemic. The media attention we received was totally amazing - and likewise, Prisha knocked every media interview out of the park. Not only is her philanthropy surrounding the book sales inspiring, but you may also even be motivated to write your own book after hearing her story. In this episode, you will learn: ✨ How Prisha turned notecards into a book ✨ Why going with your gut instinct matters ✨ Inspiration on giving back to your community ✨ How Prisha managed to be interviewed by more than 120 media outlets Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
23:39
April 11, 2021
9.8 - Shocking Business Style Tips You've Never Heard
When Holly reached out to me and suggested we talk about how your style impacts your sales - I knew this would be a great topic to discuss - however, I had no idea how much I was going to resonate with what she was saying. I really hadn't thought about how much of a pause I had actually put on my fashion. I work from home every day - the only time I leave my house is to go to the grocery, I obviously hadn't bought any clothes in months. This was just what I needed to hear and I have a feeling you will feel the same way. Warning, this episode goes on much longer than our Selfish episodes typically do, but I promise you, it is worth every single second! After earning a BFA in fashion design, Holly Katz started working on the business side of fashion in New York City. During almost a decade in garment production, costing and design, she decided to break into the styling industry and attended the School of Style in Manhattan. The focus of her coursework expanded from personal and menswear to fashion and wardrobe styling. Armed with a deep knowledge of how the fashion industry works, and now certified to showcase a client's personal brand, she relocated back to Atlanta to start her own styling business. In this episode, you will learn: ✨The #1 fashion mistake 80% of women are currently making ✨How to use fashion as a tool to get ahead ✨Why fashion frames how people perceive you ✨How to get to the root of your image perception Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
47:13
April 4, 2021
9.7 - How Visuals Impact Your Customers
Y'all will fall in love with Shay Cochrane - she created Social Squares, which is the premium stock image company that I use for my clients and my own social media feeds, among other uses - you can find a link in the description. I thought it was important to share her story because while she has created an incredible business, she balances it with a joy-filled life - creating a schedule that brings her a healthy balance of it all. For all of you mompreneurs out there looking for inspiration on how to balance work and family - this is the episode for you! In this episode, you will learn: ✨ How to create a business using what you already know ✨ Why your marketing visuals should match your service or product ✨ How the quality of your marketing impacts how clients see you ✨ Why your brand should remain consistent and similar across all platforms Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
26:12
March 28, 2021
9.6 - How a Tiny Offer Changed My Life
Allie Bjerk's story is so inspiring. She was down to the last few dollars in her bank account and a tiny offer, Facebook Ads, and a ton of motivation turned her into a multi-millionaire. The beauty behind Allie's story, is that she is taking the lessons she learned through this journey and sharing them with other entrepreneurs so that they can create their own tiny offer and transform their business - take a listen. In this episode, you will learn: ✨ How tiny offers make big profits ✨ Why you should lead with a paid offer, not with a freebie ✨ How to develop a tiny offer ✨ Why the saying "people who pay, pay attention" is true ✨ How to utilize Facebook ads to reach your audience Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
20:05
March 21, 2021
9.5 - Generating Confidence-Created Sales
Since the day I met Dr. Brooke Smith, I was impressed. She has a way of explaining things we do as entrepreneurs that get into our heads and keep up from achieving our goals. Primarily she focuses on confidence, so when I asked her to talk about this on the podcast, we agreed - there is a direct correlation between confidence and increasing your sales and it is important to discuss. So keep listening to find out what you can do to improve your confidence and your sales. In this episode, you will learn: ✨ Why you need to create systems in your business ✨ How your confidence is affecting your sales goals ✨ How to work through the 3 levels of confidence ✨ How to build confidence in areas where you feel you are lacking ✨ Getting over your control and getting help in your business ✨ How to be more confident on sales calls Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
20:44
March 14, 2021
9.4 - The Free Mama Movement
Lauren Golden is on a mission to help free all the mamas out there. She has some great tips for leaving your 9-5 and creating a life and business you love. I love a quote she mentioned in the interview "You can't have it all by doing it all." We talk all about outsourcing and growing a freeing virtual business. Take a listen... Lauren Golden is the fearless leader of The Free Mama Movement and a thriving community of tens of thousands of women who don’t want to choose between family and financial stability. Her mission is simple: Lauren wants to ensure that no mother ever has to sacrifice time with her babies in order to provide for them. Lauren is also a 2 Comma Club Award winner and a #1 International Bestselling Author. In her book, The Free Mama: How to Work from Home, Control your Schedule and Make More Money, she shares her own story — along with plenty of practical advice for anyone looking to leave the 9-5 behind and make a real living from home. In this episode you will learn: ✨How to leverage the skills you have to make the life you want ✨How to ditch the 9-5 and run a business from home ✨Overcoming mom guilt by taking it into your own hands ✨How effective time management is crucial to working from home ✨How to diversify your business and maintain stability Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
40:22
March 7, 2021
9.3 - Shifting to 7 Figures
Brandi Mowles started her business as a Virtual Assistant and quickly shifted into a Facebook and Instagram Ads Strategist. She has since grown her business to seven figures and now helps other entrepreneurs scale to consistent five-figure months. She's full of knowledge to help you shift your business to add another stream of revenue. She talks all about the series of strategic shifts in her business to get to where she is now. She wanted to create a life where she could vacation comfortably whenever she wanted. It then changed to teaching other people how to live a life of choices like she was living. In this episode you will learn: ✨How to shift your business strategy to achieve what you want ✨How to maximize your services without maximizing your time ✨The biggest contributor to helping you get to the 7-figure mark ✨How to figure out the direction to take your business in 2021 ✨How to create multiple streams of revenue in your business Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
13:44
February 28, 2021
9.2 - Sleep is a Skill
Okay, so we know sleep is important. I believe sleep is the foundation of self-care. So much is dependent on good sleep habits. However, I had NO idea the connection sleep has to so many different areas of our lives. I loved having Mollie McGlocklin on to share why Sleep is a Skill. Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. In this episode, you will learn: ✨ Why sleep is important to your business ✨ Practices you can put in place to improve your sleep ✨ Some small changes to make for big sleep impact ✨ Which “gadgets” to use to track your sleep ✨ Which blue light glasses to use and which not to use, even down to the color! ✨ How sunlight affects your sleep and how much of it you should be getting each day ✨ What you should be doing before bed to get the best sleep ✨ We even chatted about the best light bulbs to use in your home to optimize your sleep! Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
28:59
February 21, 2021
9.1 - Why You HAVE to Tell Your Story
I just finished an interview on someone else's podcast. It's a branding podcast with a really large following and I was asked - what brand has made you smile lately? That's a great question and luckily I was provided the questions ahead of time so I was able to give it some thought. I immediately started thinking about big brands and commercials I've seen on TV. I'm recording this on Superbowl weekend, so I knew there will probably be a few in the coming days we will all be talking about, but then I started thinking locally and I knew immediately how I was going to answer this. The brand is the Kentucky Humane Society. You see, about a week ago, a dog, named Ethan, was found minutes from death, just outside the front doors of their headquarters, he had been dropped there. A visitor saw him, and he was immediately brought into their facility for emergency care. The Kentucky Humane Society staff posted about Ethan on their social media channels - initially to try to find out information about Ethan, because it was clear he had been severely neglected for many weeks. But there were so many cheering Ethan on in the comments that every day we have gotten an update on Ethan via the Humane Society's social media channels and they just shared today that he is now walking on his own. Still very shaky, very weak, but able to walk without assistance. Listen, to us, this story gives us chills, but their staff sees this type of story all the time. This is their job - to care for dogs and cats and find them loving homes. The reason I bring this up, is KHS is simply telling their story and of something they do every day, every week. Because of Ethan's story, donations are pouring in, it is pulling at everyone’s heartstrings. Every news channel in Louisville is sharing a daily update of Ethan. Adoption applications are coming in non-stop - all because they took the time to share. What if they hadn't shared Ethan's story? Trust me, some of the images they have posted are hard to look at. But this is their reality - and it shows us the value of their organization in real-time. This is a great lesson for us all that we have to tell our stories. It may seem boring to us, but social media allows us to have our own media platform to tell that story. So who is your Ethan? It may not be a dog, it may be a customer transformation you've orchestrated, it could just be a testimonial you received. These are the stories you need to tell. No one else is going to do it for you. If this is something you need help with - I do have a social media success shortcut on my website iwantfamefortune.com. You can purchase it for $27 - it helps pull stories like Ethan's from you so that you can fill your social media feed with strategic stories that have your followers lighting up for you and your business. You'll also notice this season of Selfish has much more of a sales and marketing approach to the episodes. As I approach celebrating 2 years of owning Fame and Fortune - my world is spinning with the voices of the greatest business experts in the biz. If you aren't a business owner, don't worry - there is still all the goodness of self-care questions you know and love. Enjoy!
04:32
February 14, 2021
8.10 - Lessons Learned From the NFL to the C-suite
Shawn Harper is a former NFL offensive lineman who played a total of seven seasons with the Rams, the Colts, and NFL Europe. His journey from the grit and sweat of the NFL locker room to the corporate culture of the boardroom proved that he could win in both worlds by using many of the same principles and strategies! ✨ Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
15:05
October 18, 2020
8.9 - Why Gut Health Matters
Elizabeth Sharrett is a gut health expert, working with clients to clear their healing challenges and symptoms by starting at the root: digestive distress. Functional nutrition brought healing to her health crisis and reversed autoimmune diseases. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
26:49
October 11, 2020
8.8 - How to Be Zen In a Crisis
Samantha Gordon is a self-help author, yogi and communications expert. A zen master, she has practiced yoga for 17+ years and teaches yoga, meditation and self empowerment. Now she can be found on the hot and new Amazon bestseller list with her book “How to be Zen in a Crisis.” Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
22:47
October 4, 2020
8.7 - From High Stress to High Performance
Diana Olynick, is a High-Performance Business Coach. Diana is currently writing her first book “The Alchemy of Business & Life” where she unveils her four epiphanies and success principles that took her to a higher level of achievement in all areas of her life. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
49:02
September 27, 2020
8.6 - Improving Your Small Business’ Profit
Rachelle Calina has been a CPA for 10 years and a small business owner for 7 years. She also runs a profit-coaching firm that helps entrepreneurs make the money they deserve. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
20:38
September 20, 2020
8.5 - How to Make 6-Figures Online
Chris Myles also is known as Benjisdad is a full-time entrepreneur and a Pro Blogger and Youtuber who made 6 figures in his first year online. His mission is to now help other entrepreneurs be able to find their path and make money doing it. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
26:46
September 13, 2020
8.4 - It Started With a Tube of Mascara
After founding multiple businesses for herself, scaling some for others, mentoring and coaching hundreds of founders, and running the Center for Entrepreneurship at the nation's largest public university, Christie Kerner knows what it takes to build a multi-million dollar company. The best part is, you'll never guess the primary skill you *don't* need, to do it. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
29:13
September 6, 2020
8.3 - The Power of Transforming
Kim Woods is a Spiritual Leader and Transformation Expert. She helps successful female business leaders shed other’s expectations to live their true life's purpose. As her clients tap into the power of their core alignment, they find fulfillment, passion and ease. Kim’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies & 7-figure CEO’s to solopreneurs and creatives. Her latest work: www.kimwoods.com/meditations. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
23:49
August 30, 2020
8.2 - How To Tell Your Story
Libbie Summers is a storyteller by nature—and trade. As an award-winning author and content creator for print, digital, and film media, Summers has built a lifestyle brand around inventive and imaginative storytelling. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
22:41
August 23, 2020
8.1 - Raise Your Hand
This season of episodes seems to reflect the season of life we are all experiencing right now. There is an undertone of seizing opportunities. Dr. Lyons, the late founder of Alltech, the company I worked for right out of college, used to always tell us to look for the opportunity in a crisis. He built an empire of natural animal supplements, multiple beer lines, liquor brands, coffee, and so much more. He never wasted moments moaning and groaning - he didn’t have time for it. He was always off to the next project. It kind of made me think about the quote “You can’t make people happy that don’t want to be.” You see, if you don’t want to be successful when a crisis arises in life, you definitely don’t have to be. If you don’t want to look for the opportunity and just keep operating the way you always have, you do you! What I learned from Dr. Lyons was you always have to be on our toes in business. You are always reading the room, anticipating what’s next. He did that time and time again. It was exhausting to think about how hard that man’s brain worked because we were all moving a mile a minute. I don’t always think it has to be something huge that we are looking to take on. For example, I took the momentary calmness of quarantine to invest in myself and take a deep dive course on Facebook Ads. This was a full immersion into how to work with clients and double and triple their revenue using ads. It perfectly aligns with the digital marketing work I am doing with clients so I am glad I took that chance. I have already had the chance to work with clients and they are thrilled with the results. You will find the guests I spoke with in Season 8 are very similar, they looked around, and said: “why not me?” We can learn from these leaders and how they looked for the opportunity in a crisis, raised their hands, and which allowed them to become who they are today. Libbie Summers knew brands needed help telling their story, so she raised her hand. Kim Woods saw first-hand in corporate America that leaders needed help tapping into their true potential, so she raised her hand. Christie Kerner, couldn’t find a mascara she liked, so she raised her hand. Chris Myles wanted to share with the world how to be an online entrepreneur, so he raised his hand. Diana Olynick never wanted a female to struggle in life and business like she once did, so she raised her hand. Elizabeth Sharrett experienced unexplainable health scares that she got to the bottom of and didn’t want anyone else to suffer as she did, so she raised her hand. Samantha Gordon knows how to get zen in a crisis, so she raised her hand. Shawn Harper saw how the NFL taught him to study his opponents and knew he could teach others to apply it to the corporate world, so he raised his hand. Rachelle Calina saw small business owners struggling with their finances so she raised her hand. Lots of amazing lessons to learn along the way with each of our Season 8 guests. I hope by listening it will inspire YOU to raise your hand. Visit SocialWithAllie.com for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!
04:09
August 16, 2020
7.10 - Style For All
This mom and daughter duo were so fun to interview - they are on a mission to provide resources to those in the fashion industry with The Style That Binds Us. I loved that their southern roots and hospitality are clearly evident in their work and I just know they are destined to do some great work!
41:05
July 25, 2020
7.9 - Biz and Bubbles
Nicole Bernard and I met just a few weeks before this interview was recorded - we had such a fun conversation over on her podcast Bubbles & Biz that I invited her over to chat on mine. She had an organic farm in Oregon she marketed it so successfully she was forced to shut down, leading her to start her own marketing company. I can’t wait for you to hear this one.
20:07
July 18, 2020
7.8 - Lead Generation Leader
Deepshikha is incredibly gifted in lead generation - turning your potential clients into paying ones. As a graduate of Marie Forleo’s B School, she has been featured by Marie for her incredible story and you will hear a portion of that today!
36:46
July 11, 2020
7.7 - Self-Love for Self-Care
Sara Drury is author of 21 Days to Self Love and we learned pretty quickly we are kindred spirits. Sara uses her self-love lessons and incorporates them into her business coaching, creating a beautiful well-balanced offering. Take a listen!
40:06
July 4, 2020
7.6 - Miami's Medium
Today Erica Korman is known as Miami’s Medium - As Erica stepped into her life as a Psychic Medium, Energetic Healer and Spiritual/ Motivational Life Expert, she began to see that her experience in Psychotherapy was the perfect complement to her new path. I think you will be as captivated by this interview as I was!
17:40
June 27, 2020
7.5 - The Slay Coach
Someone’s title has never been so on-point - Jamie King is The Slay Coach and that’s what she helps women do - SLAY. Her energy is on point - her advice is raw and authentic - I can’t wait for you to hear the wisdom she has for female entrepreneurs.
34:24
June 20, 2020
7.4 - Maximizing Your Dollars
Krystal Sharp is the couponing queen! The desire in this woman’s heart to help people save money is so inspiring! She shares some fantastic tips in this interview that you can begin to do immediately to start saving money today!
28:01
June 13, 2020
7.3 - Putting Politics Aside
Vera Gibbons is a long-time member of the media and is the Founder and Editor of nonpoliticalnews.com, which produces a free daily nonpolitical newsletter called NoPo. You will see her on network news all the time providing insight into any non-political news. She has great insight and I can’t wait for you to hear about her journey!
19:20
June 6, 2020
7.2 - Beautiful and Strange
Chelsea Williams is a rock star - no literally - she's a rock star. I think this is the first active singer-songwriter that we've had on the show. It was a really fun conversation to have about the inner workings of a musical artist in LA. I can't wait for you to hear this interview. 
12:27
May 30, 2020
7.1 - What's At Your Core?
Most of you know that I run Fame and Fortune - a digital marketing agency. And I am always being contacted by potential clients and I have some fantastic friends that throw opportunities my way frequently! One recently was to run the social media for a big-time entrepreneur. I loved the application - it asked questions I’ve never been asked on an application or in a job interview before. Some of them were obviously very relevant to the job by giving me a link to a blog post on their website and asking how I would write the caption for social media. It also asked for a link to a post I had written that I was most proud of, but that was tough because uh, but how do I pick just one!? But finally, the question that made me pause, it asked for my top 5 core values. Interesting. It linked to an article that shares 500 core values in case I needed some inspiration. And of course, I did, but wow - so so many: Just starting with the A’s: Alert Ambition Anti-Corporate Affection Attentive Approachable Amusement Okay, I won’t bore you, but I did spend a good amount of time reading through their suggestions. Finally, I listed: 1. Creativity 2. Fun 3. Professionalism 4. Curiosity 5. Organization I found it really hard to pick just 5, I probably would have struggled even if they had let me choose 10. Have you ever thought about your core values as an employee or business owner? What would be in your top 5? I can’t wait for you to hear the interviews in Season 7 - I never would have guessed when I started conducting interviews to start Selfish almost 5 years ago the inspiration I would find from each person, and that is especially true for Season 7. Enjoy!
02:54
May 23, 2020
6.10 - Craftsman Cheerleader
Ashley Hughes has started an incredible program to help support craftsmen and women by showcasing their skills and artwork. I love her passion for uplifting fellow entrepreneurs. Sponsored by: Fruit of the Bean Coffee Use code SELFISH for 25% off your order.
26:54
May 16, 2020
6.9 - Charge Accordingly
Merel Kriegsman is a business mentor showing women how to position themselves so they can charge what they are worth! I love her confidence and you will be inspired by her quick business growth! Sponsored by: Fruit of the Bean Coffee Use code SELFISH for 25% off your order. 
31:28
May 9, 2020
6.8 - Fresh Faced
René Serbon is a world-renowned skin expert and is on a mission to help educate others. We had a great conversation about skincare in general and some of the common misconceptions.
35:02
May 2, 2020
6.7 - Moving Forward
Brielle Cotterman and I met last summer and formed an instant friendship because of our common work in the publicity world. However, it’s Brielle’s transparency about her past is what will capture your heart.
30:27
April 25, 2020
6.6 - YouTube Advocate
This YouTube sensation is not just looking for fame, he is hoping to change the world. I was blown away by the work Joey Kidney is doing to raise mental health awareness.
21:28
April 18, 2020
6.5 - We Were the Lucky Ones
We Were the Lucky Ones was Georgia Hunter’s first book and spent over four months on the New York Times Bestseller List. It has been translated into 15 languages and has been selected as a top pick by Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Post, People Magazine, and Audible, among others. I can’t wait for you to hear her rise to stardom.
32:55
April 13, 2020
6.4 - A New Beginning
Kat Trimarco is a Transformational Spiritual Leader and a Sex & Relationship Expert. She gives such a fresh perspective on relating to others and how to shift your thoughts and emotions to create the desired results.
25:37
April 5, 2020
6.3 - Beyond The Pill
Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women’s endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. I read her book Beyond the Pill and I knew we had to have a conversation.
42:51
March 28, 2020
6.2 - Big Dreams
Kristie Crenshaw may be a former Miss Kentucky, but she is still owning that title as far as I’m concerned because she is helping other women own their voice. Not to mention the fun projects she has up her sleeve coming soon!
32:54
March 22, 2020
6.1 - Get Moving
I’m back for Season 6 of Selfish the Podcast!
05:14
March 15, 2020
5.10 - Stretched Too Thin
Jessica Turner is author of the book “Stretched Too Thin” - and she wants all moms to drop the mom guilt. She shares her story and tips on how she overcame that mentality along the way. Jessica N. Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin and The Fringe Hours. She is also an award-winning marketing executive and the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Additionally, she is a writer for the Today Parenting Team and DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at events nationwide. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three children in Nashville, Tennessee.
13:17
December 22, 2019
5.9 - Spiritual Innovator
Abby Kamen tells her journey into discovering her gifts, having the courage to listen to those gifts, and how she uses them to bless others. Abby Kamen is an artist, author, clairvoyant, philanthropist, modern-day mystic, mom and a seeker.Her awakening began with a gentle knock, a nudge from the Universe to notice serendipity. Then the knock turned into a forceful calling and she was overwhelmed by what Abby can only describe as a spiritual storm. Signs everywhere indicated it was time for her to pursue “her destiny.”The door to activating her sixth sense flew open. By 2016, the camera found Abby and became her calling card, thus her pen name: Flash Mom. This inanimate object notably beckoned her to see the world from the broadest perspective possible.As a result, the last few years have presented her with psychic abilities that have manifested in unbridled written and visual output. Both spring from a place of untapped potential and contain messages of wisdom from the beyond for the next generation.As a guide to the future, Abby’s work is intended to help you activate your highest self, navigate your life purpose, and elevate the vibration of humanity.
28:21
December 15, 2019
5.8 - Balancing the Mind
Nicole Sartini-Cprek has developed therapy that moves beyond just mental health. But through her mission she really wants others to see the value and love within themselves. Nicole Sartini-Cprek has been practicing therapy professionally since 2010 and working in the field as a non-professional since 1999. Sartini-Cprek’s specialty is helping adults who are recovering from difficult childhoods, leaders who are looking to find more balance in their lives and high-functioning individuals who suffer from anxiety or depression. She also specializes in assisting individuals going through major life changes such as entering adulthood, starting or graduating from college, getting married, making job changes or preparing for or adjusting to the birth of a child.As a Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sartini-Cprek’s counseling practice involves integrating traditional talk therapy with mind-body work through the practice of mindfulness, the use of diet and exercise, nutritional supplements and an emphasis on developing a healthy self image. She practices from Bridge Counseling and Wellness, an integrative mental health and wellness center in Louisville, KY, where she’s the Co-founder and Clinical Director. She is also the Co-founder of The Academy of Integrative Mental Health and the 3-Core Integrative (3CI) certification training for integrative mental health professionals.
23:53
December 8, 2019
5.7 - Starved to Obesity
Emily Boller shares the struggles she has faced her entire life, but the beauty of these struggles is that she is now about to reflect and share her journey in order to help others not feel so alone. In return, it has helped heal her. Emily Boller is an artist, author, speaker, and blogger who has reached millions through TV and magazine interviews, live events, and her online writing. She is a powerful voice for food addiction recovery after losing 100 pounds more than ten years ago. With her warm and approachable style, she now shows others how to escape their struggles with food and reclaim their optimal health and well-being.
33:46
December 6, 2019
5.6 - Hitting The Note
Bill Protzmann has an incredible story of how music has blessed his life, in more ways than one. I really enjoyed this conversation about incorporating music into your life for better self-care.Bill Protzmann started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that the discipline of playing the piano was also a behavioral healthcare practice. When he began seeking non-traditional audiences — Alzheimer’s patients and people struggling with physical or emotional injuries, stressed-out business people, parents, caregivers — he began to understand the true power of music as a tool.He has been a witness to the power of music throughout his life and speaks openly about how he has used music as self-intervention in his own behavioral health care, including confronting suicidal tendencies. His volunteer work in the field brings him into constant contact with people who are or have been homeless, abused substances, are combat-injured or are caregivers.
43:29
October 23, 2019
5.5 - Racing Forward
Donna Barton Brothers was born into horse racing. Her mother, Patti Barton, was one of the first half dozen women to be licensed as a jockey in the United States—that was in 1969. Throughout Patti Barton’s career (and until four years after her retirement) she was the leading female rider in the nation by the number of wins. Patti retired from racing in 1984 with just over 1,200 wins.Both Donna’s brother, Jerry, and sister, Leah, were jockeys but by the time Donna started riding professionally in 1987 her mother, brother and sister had all retired from riding. That’s when Donna’s racing career took off. She rode from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 1998 as the second leading female jockey in the United States by money earned. She holds that title still, with a record 1,130 wins. 1998 was also the year she married Frank Brothers, the well-known Thoroughbred trainer (since retired), conformation expert, and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee.In 2014, Donna was honored by Sport’s Illustrated Magazine, when she was awarded Best Sideline Reporter of the year for the trademark qualities that make her so beloved by her fans. She’s approachable, and she’s always on-point with her interviews, delivering relatable facts that her viewers care about.
40:14
October 23, 2019
5.4 - Be Real
Vitale Buford shares the utmost bravery when she tells how her addiction to perfect led her down a path of destruction and her upcoming book warns others that it can do the same for them.Vitale Buford is an agent of transformation and lasting change. She is an executive coach, speaker, host of the Fresh Eyes podcast, and author of the upcoming book Addicted to Perfect. Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it. She has infused her professional education with her personal experience of overcoming a 10-year addiction to create a unique coaching system. She has a very specific process she takes clients through that involves Awareness, Perspective, and Action. No two people are the same and neither are their blueprints. Each person receives a customized plan as individual as they are – based on a combination of education, experience, and intuition. She now lives her full life with her vibrant son, snuggly lover of a dog, and a high-impact morning workout whenever possible. Discover your best life with Vitale at www.vitalebuford.com.
34:49
October 4, 2019
5.3 - Be Focused
Jessica Hill Powell knows all too well the danger of not caring for yourself and putting others first. After a traumatic time in her life, she made the decision to help others navigate the world of taking care of themselves.Jessica Hill Powell is the founder of Meridian Integrative Wellness, a business that is the embodiment of all of her passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Aside from her own private health coaching practice, she teaches a class series, Mindfulness Meditation, How to Whole 30, as well as a rotation of creative pop-ups.Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. Yogi. Foodie. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate.
22:10
September 26, 2019
5.2 - Be Happy
Tia Graham is the rock star of happiness, and she wants to sprinkle it around like glitter. She took a leap of faith to leave the corporate world and you will never guess what doors were opened as a result.Tia Graham is an Inspirationist and the Founder of Arrive At Happy, the first-ever Los Angeles-based company with a mission of inspiring transformation through the science of happiness. Tia partners with organizations and individuals to increase their daily happiness and, in turn, increase success in all areas of their lives. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar at The Happiness Studies Academy, is a Group Facilitator & Speaker at the Annual World Happiness Summit, and has been a highly positive and happy leader of teams globally. Relying on science-backed empirical data, she has gained the insight needed to prove and teach that happiness indeed leads to success.
26:15
September 20, 2019
5.1 - Brave & Scared
You can’t be brave and scared at the same time. Have you ever wanted to be brave, but couldn’t shake the fear?I love this idea that you can’t be going down this road if you are actually want to go down that road. It forces you to decide: bravery or fear.Biblically, we aren’t supposed to fear. The Bible states “do not fear” 365 times, one for each day of the year. This is because if we were afraid that would mean we aren’t putting our full trust in God.When have you been faced with the opportunity to choose between the two? Which one do you tend to choose?I had the opportunity to write a chapter in the 3rd volume of The Women of Courage book. It is similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It has inspiring stories that uplift and warm your heart.My chapter was all about the cliches I remember during times when I am scared, but remind me of courage. I’ll share a few with you:It’s okay to not be okay - this is one that I feel like only came about recently. But this one challenges me on a regular basis as I like to hide my feelings and figure things out on my own. This cliche tells me that you should share your feelings and allow others to help you through it. Being courageous is not always about being “okay.”Success doesn’t happen overnight. - yup, this is obviously true with business, but it also applies in other areas of our lives, like working out or mindfulness. How many of y’all out there work out for a week and look in the mirror and think, ummm why am I not seeing progress?? Is it just me?? The first time I practiced meditating I wanted to give up, because I’m not perfect at it.A rising tide raises all ships - this is about how uplifting others does nothing to your ship but raise it up too. Imagine the good vibes around us all if we did this more often.Leave things better than you found it - I like to think about the handful of times Ive gone canoeing or hiking - you never want to litter ,and of course, you can even pick up trash along the way. But really I like to think about what is your legacy, how will people remember the time you spent on something. Will you be making it better? Will your contributions be memorable?Stick to your guns - shout out to my mama for this one - she tells my sister and I this on a regular basis. Know what you stand for and stick to it.God is in control - this is where that whole choosing bravery over fear comes into play. Why would God give us the idea to pursue a dream if he didn’t want us to pursue it, if he didn’t think could pursue it. If you have a dream or something you want to achieve, go all in, 110% and know that God is for you and he has your back every step of the way - even if those steps don’t fall into place exactly how you thought they would. So change the word bravery to trust and now what do you choose? Trust or doubt? Will you trust Him or doubt Him?I can’t imagine what my life would look like if I hadn’t dove head first into this podcast world. Trust me, it took a year to research podcasting, and then another year making the first season before I actually decided to share my work with the world. There was a lot whole of imposter syndrome going on during those two years. But I felt a pull to keep on going. What would have happened if I had doubted? Doubted myself and doubted God?In just a few weeks I will be traveling to DC to teach international bloggers about using a podcast to help them build their brand. I teach in-person courses on how to start a podcast, and later this year, I will be launching my first online podcast class. Where would all this be if I had chose to tuck this dream away? I had no idea 4 years ago that one podcast would lead to these opportunities, but isn’t that the real beauty - we don’t know where these things will lead?
06:29
September 13, 2019
4.10 - The Kentucky Gent
I love Josh’s story, because someone saw the potential in him long before he saw it himself. I can certainly relate to this, and you will too, as you hear all the amazing opportunities he is able to experience now because he took a chance.Hey, my name is Josh Johnson and I am, quite by accident, The Kentucky Gent. This all came to be without me even realizing what I was getting myself into. I was doing a lot of traveling for my job at the time and often found myself being asked where I was from, and everyone seemed quite surprised that my answer was always Kentucky.The Kentucky Gent started as a way for me to show that Southern boys have style too. Since the site’s inception it has expanded into a fully-fledged men’s life and style blog; consider it the worldwide web’s “Gateway to the South” where I share my passions for fashion, food, grooming, and travel.I’m a southern boy at heart with a love for bourbon and beer, fashion and food, and sharing my stories and experiences with you, my incredible readers.
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April 17, 2019
4.9 - Destined Designer
Once you hear Maizie’s story, you will realize she was always meant to be an entrepreneur, because she’s been practicing for this role since she was a child. I think you will find great inspiration from Maizie’s journey, because even she can’t believe some of the amazing things she already been able to accomplish.Maizie Clarke provides gifts that delight both the giver and the receiver. The namesake of the business, Maizie Clarke, has spent years honing her craft through her arts education and practice. Starting as a side business illustrating whimsical, custom house portraits, Maizie has grown and expanded her portfolio to include boutiques, hotels, museums, golf courses and more! She still finds joy in creating custom gifts, but has brought to life colorful wholesale collections and custom wholesale solutions for many different types of clients.Maizie Clarke is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where Maizie lives with her four-legged good luck charm, Hattie. Originally hailing from Virginia, Maizie is a graduate of the Episcopal High School. Having always had a passion for design and all things beautiful, she went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and then her Master in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Maizie genuinely loves her craft and the joy she sees it bring to her family, friends and clients!
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April 17, 2019
4.8 - The Home Sanctuary
Katie and Kari are living out my dreams to be a professional organizer, so I loved this conversation. However, I had no idea how emotional and physiological their job really is. I loved that their connection was instantaneous and they’ve been tidying up clients homes ever since.Wanna know more about Katie & Kari?We both have 1 daughter and 2 sonsWe are both one of three sisters (oh the drama!)We are both type A with a sense of humor (you have to laugh at yourself, right?!)We both love coffee, yoga, wine, local restaurants, home renovations, design, styling and organizing (of course!)We clearly have the same taste in clothing as we often show up to meetings and jobs dressed alikeKatie has a degree in Occupational Therapy and Kari has a degree in Social Work (both come in handy in this line of work!)Between the two of us--we’ve gone through 6 moves and sold our homes immediately because of our love of beautiful things and attention to detail!Neither of us grew up in Louisville! Katie is from Iowa and Kari from Central KentuckyWe started The Home Sanctuary because we believe everyone deserves the peace of mind and happiness that comes with an organized, functional home.
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April 17, 2019
4.7 - SEO CEO
Jenna is an excellent example of “hard work prevails” - you may think she is an overnight success, but in our conversation she peels back the layers of the 16 years she has been working towards today and shares all the turns in her journey that went into getting her here.Jenna Ahern is the Founder & CEO at Guardian Owl Digital – One of the fastest growing SEO agencies in the Midwest. The company is a Certified Google Partner and recently featured in BossBabe.com Inc, a global online community of over 850,000 women and 1 million-page views a month.Jenna is an SEO veteran having gained experience under 3 Google Premier Partners & two of the largest automotive search engine’s in the world; Autotrader & KBB. Since pursuing Guardian Owl Digital full-time in 2016, the company has grown to over 100 clients, over a million dollars in revenue, and 6 full time Owl Members. Jenna currently serves as the Founding Member & Advisory Board for Louisville Women in Digital, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer board, and active Kentucky NAWBO member.
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April 17, 2019
4.6 - Color Today Pretty
Mannnn did I need to have this conversation with Stephanie. We decided our lives are very parallel and we are kindred spirits, yet I was blown away by her attitude about life and her tenacity to change the world. If anyone can do it, I believe in Stephanie.Stephanie Feger is a passionate communicator who believes that a shift in perspective can help people live truly fulfilling lives. Her blog, Color Today Pretty, has inspired many to shift their mindsets and has spawned her latest accomplishment of authoring her new book Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective. Stephanie believes that every choice in life has meaning and she empowers others to choose to color their days pretty, to choose perspective each moment of their lives. As a professional speaker, author and blogger, communications and marketing consultant, and home décor business owner, she shares her stories of inspiration through creativity, authenticity, and vulnerability. Learn more at www.colortodaypretty.com and receive your regular dose of inspiration by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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April 17, 2019
4.5 - Harvesting the Seed
I love the energy Kelsey & Lauren have - their journey to creating Seed & Harvest is so authentic and they truly want to help every woman out there following their dreams. The passion behind their cause is so evident and I can’t wait for you all to hear why they do what they do to cheer on their fellow entrepreneurs.Kelsey is a quick-witted social media and business educator, with a background in photography. She is married to her better-looking business partner Matt, they live in Kentucky with their 4-year-old, curly-headed daughter Myla. She and Matt have been wedding and lifestyle photographers for a decade and have grown a brand that has helped set the industry standard.Lauren is a free-spirited type 7 (hey, enneagram lovers!) who serves as the creative director for the business. She has a brand new squish of a baby, Boone Ford with her hubby, Nolan, and two golden doodles. On a scale of 1 to "woo woo", she's a solid 9, but she feels like she should say a solid 7 (give her all the essential oils + meditations + yoga + personal manifestations, please.) She loves creating in all forms and has spent years in the graphic design world.Together Kelsey and Lauren, specialize in organic, small business growth and connection. Their goal is to teach female entrepreneurs how to grow and convert sales on social media, through courses and retreats.
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April 17, 2019
4.4 - All Things CBD
I love the passion behind the work Tyler Lloyd does - he has so much knowledge about CBD - but also you can tell he has a heart for helping people and making them feel their best. I was so curious to find out more about CBD and if you are as interested as I was you will definitely enjoy what Tyler has to say.Tyler is a self described nerd, environmentalist, and content creator. Originally from Kentucky, he currently calls Washington, DC home. Tyler enjoys exploring the city on his bike, drinking strong coffee, and telling stories through photography, video, podcasts, and the written word. Mr. Lloyd earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Louisville in 2010 and both a Masters of Public Affairs and Masters of Environmental Science from Indiana University in 2015. Additionally, Tyler Lloyd served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso from 2012 to 2014. Tyler is a founder of LOU CBD, a Louisville, KY based company specializing in organically grown hemp products that are THC-free but is still rich in desired phytocannabinoids. LOU CBD wants to help others achieve their greatest potential in life, which starts with a healthy body and mind.
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April 17, 2019
4.3 - The Millionaire Recruiter
Brianna Rooney is not nicknamed the Millionaire Recruiter just for fun, she is a super smart business woman and really cares about individuals finding their dream job and a career that fulfills them. I love the advice she gives to job seekers - surprising tips you wouldn’t expect to hear from a recruiter.Brianna Rooney (aka The Millionaire Recruiter), is the founder and CEO of Techees. Brianna is 34-years-old, has three houses, a top 100 restaurant, Mouthful Eatery, an amazing Chef of a husband and two little kids.Techees is the top tech recruiting firm that places highly sought-after software professionals with companies in the Bay Area that are high profile, VC backed, profitable, pre-IPO and/or public.Brianna came out with a 3-hour eCourse that is interactive, professionally well done and trains you like she would if you were in her office. She guarantees you do well with resume help and an hour consultation with her or one of her success partners in crime.
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April 17, 2019
4.2 - Modern Meditation
I took what Dr. Amanda O’Bryan shared with us in this episode and put it into practice since we spoke. I have never had someone explain meditation so clearly and make it seem so obtainable. I know you will walk away with a new perspective on meditation and will want to give it a try if you haven’t yet.Dr. Amanda O’Bryan, PhD enjoys the challenge of combining science and spirituality to create a new method of teaching, and a new perspective on meditation that is both modern and meaningful. Before becoming a full-time meditation teacher, she worked as a Psychology professor and brings that knowledge of human behavior and the brain to her meditation teachings. Amanda teaches workshops, creates online meditation courses and works one-on-one with individuals to deepen their practice, and bring mindfulness to all aspects of their lives. You can also find her doing live meditations on Instagram, on Insight Timer, or teaching donation-based classes for beginners and advanced practitioners at The Inner Warrior in Louisville. “It’s not that your life has changed, it's not like the things that stress you out have disappeared, but the way you react to them changes.”
28:37
April 17, 2019
4.1 - Celebrate the Pause
I have been doing the 21-Day Meditation Experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. I know, right? Two of the best to learn meditation from. It’s an app that encourages a daily practice of meditation to create a lifelong habit. Oprah opens each practice with insight on why this meditation will be important for your life. Day 7, entitled “Obstacles to Grace Melt Away,” she opens with this:“When you feel struggle, pause, try to take a step back, give yourself a moment’s time to find your center. That struggle is a gift, a whisper, it is your graceful, true self, tapping you on the shoulder a little bit trying to remind you, ever so gently, to look again. Because you always get to choose, do you react to an obstacle as a negative or do you embrace it as an opportunity to respond with the open-hearted knowledge that all will be well?”Deepak, I feel like it’s okay to call him by his first name just like we do Oprah, right? Then walks you through the meditation practice. On this particular day he explains:“Once we start the practice of gratitude, our perspective opens up. We start to see how the universe generously supports us in countless ways. From this shift in perception optimism naturally emerges, because the ups and downs of daily existence, hale beside the infinite generosity of nature just as a candle fades in the noon day sun.”I love that visual – our problems can be the candle, but if your sunlight, aka your gratitude for life, is shining so brightly, you won’t even be able to see the candle. But when your world is dim, sometimes all you can see is that flame. It’s funny how making a change in something as small as perspective can define how we view our entire life.Finally, Oprah closes the episode by sharing: “There is a gift in every moment, good or bad. Allow the wisdom of difficulty to speak to you and lead you to where your life truly wants to go.”When she puts it that way, to me those obstacles become freeing. When you allow those things to happen, it is just life/ the universe/ God correcting you where it wants you to go.This reminds me of a quote I saw recently from musical composer Truman Fisher, he said, “The pause is as important as the note.”I am so guilty of wanting to get to that next note, sometimes before I’ve even finished playing the current note. The notes are where I shine, the notes are what I am proud of, and the notes give me joy. But why can’t those pauses fill us in the same way? It is opposite of what our society preaches, being busy is glorified and rest is lazy. But think of how much goodness we miss, by not enjoying the pause, because we mistook it to be an obstacle.I’m so excited for you to hear the experts I’ve interviewed for Season Four.My interest in meditation grew after my conversation with Dr. Amanda O’Bryan and she shares mind-blowing meditation techniques with us. Stephanie Feger also preaches the importance of perspective as she encourages you to “color today pretty.”Maybe you will find inspiration from the dynamic female duos in Kelsey & Lauren, harvesting seeds in women entrepreneurs or Katie & Kari teaching us all how to turn our homes into sanctuaries.I went straight to the horse's mouth for my interview with Tyler Lloyd from LOU CBD. I wanted to find out all about the latest CBD craze. I also talked to Josh Johnson, aka The Kentucky Gent, about how he gets to travel the world, eat all the food, and call it work.And I know you will love the stories of blood, sweat, and tears that will light you on fire for your dreams when you hear the bravery from Brianna Rooney, Jenna Ahern and Maizie Clarke. These ladies are doing big things, and I’m blown away and how they juggle all the hats they wear.Whichever episode becomes your favorite, I hope we can all find a place in life that allow us to celebrate the notes AND the rests. That we can remember to take time to meditate, breath and
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April 17, 2019
3.10 - Blush + Glow
Allison Jenks and Dana Peddicord loved doing hair and makeup and so they made it their job! I love hearing the story of the hard work they put into their company to make their dreams come true!Allison Jenks is an award-winning hair and makeup artist, co-owner of BLUSH + GLOW, and blogger living in Lexington, Kentucky. With over 6 years of experience as a professional hair and makeup artist, Allison knows how to make you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day, or any day for that matter! Specializing in bridal updo’s, Allison’s work has been featured in numerous local, and national publications. She was recently featured on the cover of TOPS in Lexington as one of Lexington’s leading ladies. A newlywed herself, Allison understands what it is like being the bride, and is ready to help you plan your perfect bridal look. You can always find Allison with a purse full of bobby pins, ready to tackle any hair conundrum that occurs.Dana Peddicord resides in Lexington, KY where she is a wife, mother, and co-owner of Blush + Glow. Having a background in pageantry, Dana learned from a young age that the right makeup and hair can really take you places. Packing her own set of sparkly tools, Dana loves working with Bridal, Maternity, Commercial clients, and beyond. If the occasion is special to you, its special to her, so never hesitate to get your glam on with Dana! Having her professional work featured in a number of local, state, and national publications including Southern Weddings Best Hair Stylist in the South, Dana has the experience and perfectionist attitude that will ensure you look perfect for your event. Dana is a lover of fashion, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. Her daughter, Grace, two puppies, of yes and husband… keep her on her toes but that’s why they make champagne, right? Dana looks forward to meeting and working with YOU!Website | Instagram“We used to always say we will say yes now and we will figure it out later. You just kind of go with it. If it doesn’t work out, wash your face.”
28:44
January 4, 2019
3.9 - The Renegade Nutritionist
Amanda Nighbert is so chock full of knowledge about nutrition, sometimes I don’t think she is human. She freely shares valuable information with the world, which is just one of the reasons you’ll call her The Renegade Nutritionist.“We are living in a society where we are under-nourished and over-fed. And what that means is that we are eating a lot of calories, but the calories we are eating are not high quality nutrient calories, they are basically like empty calories. So we are walking around overweight, sick and malnourished.”Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition, a fitness enthusiast, and a working mom of two. Amanda is passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. She has worked in the field of weight loss for the past 18 years helping thousands of patients. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work with even more people via her online programs. She is an avid reader and feels that the science behind weight loss, diet, and nutrition is always changing. This rapid change can create confusion and frustration with the average person trying to be successful at weight loss. Her goal is to bring the latest, cutting edge strategies and techniques to her clients in the most concise and educational manner.Amanda is a strong believer that dieting is temporary, something you start and stop. Therefore it is more important to focus on lifestyle changes to truly see long term weight loss success. Her goal is to teach her clients simple yet effective lifestyle changes they can make and easily sustain to see lasting results. Success does not have to be about perfection but rather more consistency. Amanda believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic and often crazy lives.“It’s not necessarily new and recent, but I do feel like the most critical shift we are able to make in our nutritional profile is all around fat. We have lived in a fat-free, low-fat generation since 1977.”Website | Instagram | Facebook
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January 4, 2019
3.8 - Mind In Motion
Ever since I met Leigh Weinraub several years ago, I have been captivated by her energy and quiet confidence. With even just the audio, I have a suspicion you’ll feel the same way.“Fear is the universal roadblock for all of us. It’s just that each person develops their own unique, intricate system to coping with the fear and they develop a lot defense mechanisms and psychological coping strategies from very early on in their life to deal with that fear. Fear is inevitable and you can’t avoid it, and you have to learn how to cope with it.”Leigh Weinraub is an entrepreneurial powerhouse and renowned speaker; a triple threat visionary with intelligence, passion and a lifetime desire to help others reach their personal best. She also still has a wicked backhand.Leigh was an avid tennis player growing up, rising quickly through the national junior tennis ranks before accepting a full scholarship to play at Northwestern University. After graduation she coached the tennis teams at Dartmouth and Northwestern, leading the latter to consecutive Big Ten championships and a top three national ranking.Through coaching she saw the need firsthand for using psychology in sports and enrolled in the Masters program at Northwestern for Counseling Psychology. Upon graduation she built a thriving practice, working with both athletes and non-athletes, using innovative “walk and talk” sessions to instill confidence and empowerment.While working with a young athlete she wrote BREATHE upside down on the bottom corner of a shirt to help her focus during a tennis match. Others started asking for the same. So she printed dozens, her clients asked for more. Word got around and eventually sparked the Mind in Motion movement - apparel, accessories, bags and journals, all focused on the visual cues of words to remind each of us to be our best selves.Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter“When the mind is focusing on and concise of positive words, you are going to increase the chances of having positive emotions which inevitable can create healing and strength.”
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January 4, 2019
3.7 - Style Icon
André Wilson is a force - I love that he knows what needs to happen and he gets it done. Whether that is putting a fashion show on or being a brutal honest about your wardrobe.“A trend is going to come and go. The low-rise skinny jean - that wasn’t for everybody. It really…trust me, it was NOT for everybody.”André Wilson is President/CEO of Style Icon, LLC. Founded in 2010, the style, fashion and brand development company focuses on empowering men and women through style and non verbal communication.In addition to personalized style consulting, Style Icon produces fashion shows, corporate seminars and fundraisers to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.As a well-respected stylist and consultant with over 20 years of extensive industry knowledge of trends and non-verbal communication, André Wilson and Style Icon have appeared on E! News, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, US Weekly, USA Today and worked with celebrities Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Gosselin, and Sofia Vergara(Modern Family).“Let’s start where you are. You have to give yourself some self-love right now, where you are. You are beautiful, you are breathing, you are alive. You are on your way to somewhere.”Instagram | Facebook
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January 4, 2019
3.6 - Permission to Leap
Bri Seeley’s energy is contagious! I think of that saying that you are the 5 people you surround yourself with. In this case, I need Bri around a lot more!Bri Seeley is a born catalyst and natural truth-teller with a history in counseling, psychology and entrepreneurship. Despite her two degree’s in fashion design, she was unknowingly taken down the path of healing and transforming lives as a coach and hypnotherapist through a series of “accidents,” “coincidences” and divine guidance. She combines a lifetime of experience with psychological concepts, hypnotherapy and Universal Laws - plus, over a decade of entrepreneurship, coaching and counseling expertise to catalyze your personal revolution. Her specialty is in truly helping you give yourself permission to leap and activate your soul’s path. Bri’s best-selling book, Permission to Leap, is available now on Amazon. You may have seen her on NBC’s The TODAY Show, Forbes, Thrive Global, Medium, New Day Northwest, and Huffington Post.Website | Facebook | But How? Podcast
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January 4, 2019
3.5 - Sleep With Me
I love the story of compassion that Drew Ackerman shares. Through his struggle with insomnia he developed a tool to help others fall asleep, and even though it can be tough to keep continuing to create content he is motivated that there are people in the word going through pain that he can help ease through his podcast.Drew Ackerman is the creator and host of Sleep With Me, the one-of-a-kind bedtime story podcast featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, and Dr. Oz. Born out of Drew's childhood insomnia, Sleep With Me was inspired by late-night comedy radio, which was the only thing that helped him fall asleep. Created in 2013, Sleep With Me combines the pain of insomnia with the relief of laughing and turns it into a unique storytelling podcast. Drew's stories on the show are inspired by his childhood as the oldest of six children and past jobs as a fuzzy dice and iron-on patch salesperson, fruit fly monitor for the State of California, and librarian for one of the largest jails in the country. Through Sleep With Me, Drew has dedicated himself to help those who feel alone in the deep dark night and just need someone to tell them a bedtime story.Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram“ Who am I to give up on this idea to just give in and want certainty when I know what that feels like, what they’re going through. Even though I haven’t been through that exact circumstance.”
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January 4, 2019
3.4 - Authentically Me
Emily Ho’s passion for blogging and helping brands tell their stories blends seamlessly into her encouragement of body positivity. I love her ability to know what she stands for and be able to share that with so many people.Emily Ho is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Authentically Social, a digital marketing consultancy focused on fashion and lifestyle brands. She is also the blogger behind Authentically Emmie, a body positive plus size fashion and lifestyle blog.Her writing and blog have appeared on Oprah.com, Business of Fashion, Buzzfeed, Ladies’ Home Journal, Refinery29, and more. As a digital influencer, she’s worked on campaigns for Natori, Kohl’s, Lucy Activewear, and David's Bridal, among others.Emily's unique background of corporate brand and product management plus her position as a digital influencer leads to informed, results-oriented programs for clients.She earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Kentucky, and currently resides in Louisville.Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram“I have found that I am getting more and more selfish, and what happens when I do that is I thrive. More people read or more people interact or my business grows or I become happier. So I think we have to really prioritize ourselves and do things in a way that is not always pleasing others in order to help advance ourselves so that we can be the best people for those around us.”
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January 4, 2019
3.3 - Leading With A Purpose
I’ve never met someone so passionate about growing other people than Mike Hilton. Mike is such a positive person and an inspiration to be around. You will be instantly motivated to find your passion and take action today.“Anytime we stubbed our toe it an obstacle, is really just a highlight reel in the making. If you never hit the obstacles, you will never really have the highlight reel.”Mike Hilton believes that everyone has a responsibility to use their talents to positively impact the world around them. This idea took root at the University of Dayton, a community based on servant leadership. It gained momentum through teaching high school and playing an active role in the lives of emerging leaders. It was published in Mike’s book, The Next Great You. And it continues to take shape at home in Lexington, KY, a vibrant community that brings ideas to life.At home in Kentucky, Mike is the proud husband and dad of Team Hilton. He’s a believer in the powerful ability of food to bring people together, and is always looking for opportunities to break bread (or chili, or BBQ, or grilled things). And when it’s time to recharge, all he needs is his hiking boots and a dirt path.“Have the self-confidence to realize you are going to be able to handle that unexpected turn when it comes. It may hurt and it may not turn out the way you want, but you might as well just get walking and enjoy the ride a little bit. “Facebook | Twitter | Website
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January 4, 2019
3.2 - Grounded In Reality
Amy Kaufman has such a fun job! While it probably wasn’t fun to be banned from the Bachelor set, I love her story of being able to make the best of that situation. I can’t wait for you all to hear the insider scoop she lays out for us in this interview.Amy Kaufman is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she has covered film, celebrity, and pop culture since 2009. On the beat, she reports from industry events like the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Grammys. In addition to profiling hundreds of stars--Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Stevie Nicks, Jane Goodall--she has broken major investigative stories on sexual harassment in Hollywood. Amy currently lives in Los Angeles with her Australian Shepherd, Riggins, and dreams of living in a Laurel Canyon tree house.Even if you have never watched an episode of The Bachelor, you will be so amazed at some of the insider information Amy shares in her conversation with me. Banned by ABC, Amy could no longer attend press visits to the show tapings and cover the show for the Los Angeles Times, so she took her writings elsewhere. Amy wrote the book Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure and shares insider information on the operations of The Bachelor.“We’re not actually that different than these people on the show. Getting to interview so many of them and breaking that image down, was refreshing for me.”Book | Twitter | LA Times articles | Instagram
14:22
January 4, 2019
3.1 - And That's Okay
My husband Brandon and I have a phrase we use often, it’s “And that’s okay.” As we recap our days, we will mention something we wanted to get done, but never got around to doing. “And that’s okay,” the other one will say. It’s our way of giving each other the forgiveness we needed to give ourselves.We say it so much, Henna gets to use it. She lays in bed until the afternoon, and we don’t want to make her move to make the bed, so we will say, “Henna’s extra tired today, and that’s okay,” as we move on to something else.The timing of this season of episodes is never what I intended it to be. I always think I am going to be far more proactive with my free time and want to sit down and edit the episodes in the week or two following my interview. I frequently share how editing the episodes is my least favorite part about hosting a podcast, however the conversations I have with people from all over the world make it worth it, but nonetheless, I procrastinate for far too long.Of course, the timing always seems to work out perfectly in the long run. This time as I was editing during my Christmas break and knew this would come out around the New Year, many of the episodes reminded of the various resolutions we establish with ourselves this time of the year. You can find mine here. So much of this season is wrapped up in improving yourself or going after those dreams.The problem is, we often forget to tell ourselves how much we have accomplished or were able to experience before we got to those resolutions. I can beat myself up for not editing those podcast interviews, but I wouldn’t be recognizing the amazing time I’ve had in my new job or the new friends I have gotten to enjoy.Selfish, to me, is much more than the massage we take time out for each month, or the bubble bath we take on Sunday night to ward off the Sunday Scaries, but its about keeping our mental mind game in check. Instead of having anxiety over the 10 pounds you resolved to lose this year, think back to the amazing meals you were able to have with your husband during date nights. Sometimes we may choose not to get up and go to the gym in the morning, because we just have to read the last chapter of the book we're loving. You may not say yes to every friend that invites you to an event, because you are having a great time at home. What a blessing that is, that we have the ability to experience new restaurants, that we found a book that demands all our attention, and that we have a home we enjoy being in.I am eager for you to dive into the stories of Mike Hilton and Bri Seeley who want nothing more than for individuals to be leading with purpose. They have developed tools to encourage you to do that, while giving you permission to leap. Amy Kaufman and Drew Ackerman took unfortunate situations and made them into brilliant business decisions. You couldn’t have made up these stories of redemption if you tried! André Wilson and Leigh Weinraub really break things down psychologically for us. André looks at why we are dress ourselves a certain way and Leigh wants you to look within to find that motivation you need. Emily Ho shares how having an audience changed the script she was telling them and herself. Amanda Nighbert is chock full of the knowledge and solutions you’ve been looking for when it comes to managi
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January 4, 2019
2.10 - If You Only Knew
When I started planning for Season Two I made a list of guests that I probably couldn’t get but would continue to dream about as I could only hope that one day it would finally come true. Jamie Ivey, host of The Happy Hour, was at the top of that list. I am elated to get to share her story with you today. There is really nothing else to say, you will just have to sit back and enjoy!
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July 9, 2018
2.9 - Off the Clock
I love reading self-help books - specifically the ones that are going to give me tangible takeaways to improve my life. One topic I rarely see covered effectively is the act of time. Now, I’ve heard speakers talk about learning to say no and waking up an hour early, but what if I already do those things? That’s where Laura Vanderkam enters the scene - I saw her speak and after hearing from her I emailed her that night to continue the conversation, because I knew I had to share her message with all of you.
26:47
July 9, 2018
2.8 - Triggered
I first met Alex Clark when she started her radio career at the Louisville radio station DJX. Since then she has appeared on Season 1 of the FOX show Coupled and has moved to Indianapolis where she co-hosts The Joe and Alex Show. She is now jumping into the viral video world with her opinionated clips entitled #Triggered. I love that Alex has an opinion and is able to defend it. Plus she has a connection to Matt Jones with Kentucky Sports Radio, so stick around to hear what’s going on there!
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July 9, 2018
2.7 - The Art of Fitness and Life
Julian Hays II makes living a healthy life look easy. Julian has two secret weapons that he is going to talk to us about today. He uses sleep and nutrition to give people more energy, so they can move and evolve at a faster pace in life. After a year of going after his dream of becoming a doctor he realized he had a deeper calling and left the pursuit of medicine behind and started his company, The Art of Fitness & Life. He is also an author, a weekly columnist for Inc Magazine, and regularly appears on TV segments.
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July 9, 2018
2.6 - Life of the Party
As the creative force behind Lauren Chitwood Events and Olio Event Group, Lauren Chitwood has spent the last ten years planning weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, social galas, and parties. With a client list full of Louisville, Kentucky’s who’s who in the corporate, social, and charity markets, Lauren Chitwood is the go-to girl to get it done. I’ve followed and admired her work for years and am so excited for you to get to hear how this chick tackles life.
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July 9, 2018
2.5 - Brains Over Blonde
Anna Wood is the founder and CEO of Brains over Blonde, a feminist lifestyle platform for women who REFUSE to choose between femininity and success. Brains over Blonde provides sassy, career and life advice through free content, tools, inspiration, and coaching. Anna grew up in Silicon Valley and is obsessed with female empowerment, innovation, and leadership. She has a Stanford MBA and led sales at Google. She's worked with major brands including Netflix, J.Crew, and Airbnb. I’m so excited for you all to hear her amazing story!
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July 9, 2018
2.4 - Take A Breath
Sarah Charmoli is a breathing coach in Louisville, Kentucky under the name WE BREATHE. I kept hearing her name and practice come up in conversations so I gave her class a try. She holds workshops all over Kentucky and the world. The class I attended was held at the Louisville Salt Cave and it was an incredible two hours. For as mindless and simple as breathing is, she takes this practice to a whole new level and emphasizes how important it is in our journey.
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July 9, 2018
2.3 - A Shot of CoCo
I saw Colene Elridge speak at a conference, and was immediately impressed with her wisdom and guidance. Recently I began following her on social media and I witnessed the power she has at being an encouragement for women to love and take care of themselves. Nicknamed Coach Colene, she has made it her mission to help ordinary people live extraordinary lives through focused coaching, workshops, and unique programming. Plus, she’s had lunch with Oprah - and she’s giving us the scoop on that - I can’t wait for you to hear her story!
31:22
July 9, 2018
2.2 - Finding the Words
Jessica Lee Hutchings is someone I started following on Instagram because of her quick cooking tips and healthy recipes. I quickly felt connected to her through her humor, southern accent and family roots in Alabama. We later discovered our families actually grew up in the same small town. My great grandmother taught her parents in Kindergarten - don’t ever tell me this is not a small world! Follow her on Instagram at work in progress Jess because her stories will leave you laughing to the point of tears. Jessica recently took a chance at her dream and I can’t wait for you to hear how that is paying off for her.
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July 9, 2018
2.1 - My Pre-Spring Awakening
My journey to self-care continues this time in a different season of life. Earlier this year I was laid off from a job I adored. Through this experience I was given the chance to take a step back and pause. Through that pause, I was able to learn that when you are still and silent, God opens our ears to truths we’ve been avoiding.
04:14
July 9, 2018
1.10 - Kat Meets Kale
I read an article about Katrina Buening and her inspirational weight loss and how she is now helping women do the same thing. Her story is inspiring and I love her passion for life. She has become a successful entrepreneur because she focused on herself and teaches others to do the same. We also became long distance BFFs just in the short time that we spoke. Connect with Kat over on KatMeetsKale.com.
21:59
September 28, 2017
1.9 - Wicked Wisdom
I saw Alli speak at a young professionals’ conference last year and I was so empowered after hearing her story. She had an idea, she acted on it, and it worked! She is now the Founder and CEO of Wicked Sheets. It’s the dream scenario! I’m so excited to get to talk to her today and dig deeper into her journey. If you want to get your hands on some Wicked Sheets, go to WickedSheets.com. BONUS: If you use the coupon code WICKEDSELFISH you will receive 15% off your order.
21:39
September 28, 2017
1.8 - Peace, Love & Salt
Nicole and I have been friends for close to 10 years now. For as long as I’ve known her, she has always practiced self-care. Recently she took the plunge and started Louisville Salt Cave. Not only is she following her dreams, her business encourages us all to take a break and breathe. Visit LouisvilleSaltCave.com to learn more.
25:44
September 28, 2017
1.7 - High Performance Coach
This episode I interview a previous classmate of mine, Craig Willard. He is now doing some big things. He is owner of Craig Willard Coaching where he works with athletes, novice to pro, leaders and people that want to actualize dreams/goals and become mentally strong. Not to mention he is also a single dad to a precious nine-year-old daughter. I should mention Craig’s book is now out and available. Visit CraigWilliard.com to learn more. BONUS: Mention Selfish when you book a session with Craig and receive a signed copy of his book.
32:52
September 28, 2017
1.6 - The Pie Queen
Brie and I are both alums of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After graduating she and her husband Brad stayed there and put down roots. She is now famously known as the Pie Queen of Bowling Green. I know the food industry is hard work, but I can’t help but think she looks like she is having a blast whenever I see her Instagram posts.  Visit burgerandpies.com to order some of her sweet treats. If you use the coupon code “selfish” you receive 10% off your order.
24:19
September 28, 2017
1.5 - Broadway Spotlight
This episode I interview Broadway star Ruby Lewis. When we spoke Ruby was in the process of wrapping up the Broadway show Paramour, she is now in Las Vegas starring in Baz. Ruby and I grew up doing theatre together at our local community theatre and high school and even had the chance to do a few shows together at Western Kentucky University. She followed her dreams and pursued musical theatre as a career. For someone that knows how difficult that industry is, she is brave, but she has the talent to back it up. You can visit rubylewis.com to follow Ruby’s journey.
20:32
September 28, 2017
1.4 - Escape to Shape
Being interested in self-care, one day I stumbled across Erica Gragg and her company Escape To Shape. A self-proclaimed gypsetters, Erica believes in a sophisticated yet down-to-earth way of living- blending traveling, local flavors, experiences and entertaining with balance & wellness. Her company creates a unique travel itinerary that serves as the perfect backdrop and platform for discerning guests to re-discover themselves while discovering a new culture. Listen to Erica's great insight then, go book your next travel experience with Erica at escapetoshape.com. If you mention Selfish, you will receive $300 off!
21:45
September 28, 2017
1.3 - Twirling
Ty McBrayer is a previous colleague of mine. She actually interviewed me for my first job out of college, so I owe quite a lot to her. But truly, in my mind, as the owner of Twirl Boutique and Meant to Be Boutique, she is the epitome of someone that has followed their dreams and I can’t wait for y’all to hear about her journey. She took a leap of faith and it paid of ten fold. Y’all can visit TwirlBoutique.com or MeantToBeBoutique.com until you can make it to Lexington, Kentucky to see these stores in person. Bonus: If you mention Selfish, you receive $100 off a bridal gown!!
17:33
September 28, 2017
1.2 - Small Town Stars
This episode I interviewed the ladies that inspired me to start this podcast, Megan Terry and Rachel Webb. They are the hosts of The Megan and Rachel Show and have a great message to send to ladies out there. When I moved my sister back home from Texas last fall, we listened to their episodes the entire trip home and had laughed until our bellies ached. I hope you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making.
22:09
September 28, 2017
1.1 - Where It Begins
I have written and recorded this first episode three times now. Hashtag, problems of a perfectionist. I am Allie Martin, I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a Christian, a wife and momma to a labradoodle named Henna Sue. When I made the decision to start Selfish it was fueled by many different motivators. One, I was working in the spa industry where self-care is preached and I whole-heartedly support that. Two, I had a radio show in college and that was really fun. And three, and probably the most important, I genuinely love hearing people’s stories. So often we get stuck in the ruts and don’t celebrate the wins, but when you look back on someone’s entire journey you see the purpose of those ruts and you can cheer on the victories. So really, this show is nowhere near what I thought it would become, and yet, it is exactly what I wanted. I get to share with you some incredible journeys of some incredibly brave people. In the craziness of their ups and downs they have shared how they went after their goals with intensity, while not losing sight of themselves. One of my guests Craig Williard explained it in his interview: “I like to use the analogy of a cordless drill. You have a brand-new battery and you put it on the drill. And you hold it, and continue to hold it. Eventually it will die. You have to recharge it so it can continue to provide help. Selfishness is that recharge. It’s taking time to do something that gives you that energy.” Another, Erica Gragg explained it as: “To be selfish often times is a privilege. To have the time and resources, but to even have the knowledge that you know it’s good and okay to take care of yourself. But truly, you must tap back into yourself and reconnect and discover what makes your soul sing.” Although this journey took me much longer than I had ever thought, I am so proud and can’t wait to get started on Season Two. So please continue to listen, share these episodes with someone who will enjoy them, and I hope the stories I have delivered inspire you to focus on what makes your soul sing.
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September 28, 2017