The Carola Moon Podcast – time to Own Your Awesome

20. Why do you force yourself to do things you simply don't like? You KNOW!

An episode of The Carola Moon Podcast – time to Own Your Awesome

By Carola Moon
Life can be a drag, or a dream.

This podcast is about some of the many practices, tools and insights that help my clients and me feel connected, grounded and soul-aligned in business & life.

You deserve to create your dream life. Step into it, choose it and allow yourself to have it!

It's time: Own Your Awesome! Flip that ALIVE switch!
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28. When you're feeling "bleh"...
Probably influenced by the rainy weather today, and having had a wonderful weekend out & about – I'm not feeling it. So today I'm exploring how to get out of the feeling "bleh". You may choose to indulge yourself, or shift – by changing track or just getting over yourself. Which is what I've been doing by recording this podcast.  What's resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: I've today launched the *June* & *July* IDEA PARTY tickets – grab yours now at the early bird ticket price here: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/events.  NEWS: If you want to stay up-to-date with all that's happening at The Carola Moon, sign up to my newsletter: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/news. 😙 --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
07:33
June 10, 2019
27. Too many competing thoughts, too few hours child-free...
Today's topic has been requested by Vanessa, one of my amazing peeps in the Own Your Awesome Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ Do you feel like you've got "too many competing thoughts, too few hours child-free?". Then you're not alone. It's easy to fall into the trap of having a to do list that's far too long, and trying to outrun time to fit everything in – only to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. That is exactly when you need to pause. When you need to make space for the 'right' and aligned action to percolate. So, breathe into your body, do a meditation, go for a walk, read a chapter of a non-work book. And see how it makes you feel. I also share how to choose to celebrate wins, however small, to reprogramme your sense of identity: from "I never finish it all" or "another day/week without having achieved anything really towards my goals", to "I've done well getting this/that done" and "Although I may not have achieved it all, what I've learned about myself is..." – with time, this type of looking for the positives and feeling grateful for all you do achieve, you set yourself up for success. One re-affirming thought at a time! I've mentioned Elle J Tull again, who is a graphic designer near Reading, UK, and she is a shining example of doing what works for her: in her case, networking only, no online presence. And although she has moments of doubts, it works for her! What's resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: I've today launched the *June* & *July* IDEA PARTY tickets – grab yours now at the early bird ticket price here: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/events.  NEWS: If you want to stay up-to-date with all that's happening at The Carola Moon, sign up to my newsletter: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/news. 😙 --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
17:29
June 7, 2019
26. You truly have all you need!
You truly have it all! You can feel confident, and certain, and determined whenever you need it. It's just that fear & worry is more easily accessible, and confidence, trust and certainty is just as available – you just have to choose it. (wow, a lot of 'justs' in this sentence #heyho) I'm sharing how you create your competitive edge by looking inside first and foremost.  How you can choose to step into that future you, to create the future success you're after. But maybe that's not easily accessible for you – after all, it's difficult to imagine fully how you'd feel in a future event. That maybe you need to use some other tricks. Like using Amy Cuddy's famous Power Pose for 2 minutes – watch her Ted Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en Or how you smile for two minutes, and you can't help to feel more positive. Or to think back of a successful challenge in the past, and carry that confidence & trust & certainty in your abilities into your future challenge. Or just realising that your fear comes up because you're growing. Growing into the New You. You can choose to lean into that growth pain like you would hold that long plank for a minute or so longer, although your body is already shaking and your mind is having a field day willing you to stop. The beautiful life & success you're craving is on the other side of this. So choose your path to push through, and trust that it'll be worth it! What's resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: I've today launched the *June* & *July* IDEA PARTY tickets – grab yours now at the early bird ticket price here: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/events.  NEWS: If you want to stay up-to-date with all that's happening at The Carola Moon, sign up to my newsletter: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/news. 😙 --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
23:44
June 6, 2019
25. Ways to love yourself, just the way you like to be loved...
What if true contentment and confidence comes from giving yourself the kind of love, energy & attention you're hoping from your environment.  This was triggered by me bumping into a friend of mine, and me following my instinct to ask for a hug. Luckily she was glad to oblige. But what about hugging ourselves? I've been giving myself a daily hug as part of my morning routine, after yoga and breathwork and it feels so scrumptious. But it does more than that, it re-assures me that I am worthy of spending time, energy & attention on me. By giving it to myself. No one can take that away from me. And by doing that, I become more receptive to receive it from others, while also less needy to 'have to have it' from others. Have you tried this? Will you? What other acts of self-love can and will you gift yourself to replenish your worthiness bucket? What's resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: There'll be an IDEA PARTY in June and one in July. Get in touch if you want to influence the date, and sign up to my newsletter for your invitation: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/news. 😙 --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
17:34
June 5, 2019
24. Believe in yourself for just 5 minutes...
Today's podcast is fuelled by this quote: "If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for 8 years, can you believe in yourself for 5 minutes?" Since most of us have lost their innate believe in themselves, how about re-setting our habits to start believing in ourselves again, 5 minutes at a time? What will be possible if you started to believe in yourself again, and that you actually can, be, or have what you KNOW you desire? I also share how my podcasts are often a little messy, and how I know that's ok. That for the right people, it will not prevent you from getting the message of my podcast. What's resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: There'll be an IDEA PARTY in June and one in July. Get in touch if you want to influence the date, and sign up to my newsletter for your invitation: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/news. 😙 --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
10:50
June 4, 2019
23. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest impact...
Sometimes all you need it a little structure, like an admin day. Or you need to print off a calendar to plan the next 7 weeks before the kids break up for the summer holidays. Or a calendar to help plan the kids' summer holiday with the intention to create amazing memories. What is a big or small way you can create more of the good business or life you desire to have? Sometimes small changes can make all the difference in the way you're feeling: it can affect your confidence, sense of calm and professionalism. Get in touch if you'd like a copy of the calendars: one for beginning of June to end of July (last term before the school holidays), the other from end of July to beginning of September (school holidays) – or both 😉. What is resonating with you? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitations --- COACHING: If you need help creating new structure for your life, or to make small or little changes in your business or life: I've got a coaching spot opening up! Get in touch to see if we're a good fit: coaching@thecarolamoon.com. FACEBOOK GROUP: To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ IDEA PARTIES: I'm looking at dates for the next two IDEA PARTIES: currently Fri 21st of June and Fri 19th of July look good – give me a nod if those dates work for you. --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
12:59
June 3, 2019
22. And breathe... and let's get gold diggin'
I'm recording this on a Friday evening, and I invite you to breathe! To allow the moment to just be. And take it further, by asking yourself: what have you done this week that you're proud of? Where have you pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone? Where have you acted or reacted in a way that you feel chuffed about? Take some time to just be, or best even journal on the wins of this week, of the last few days and of today.  Celebrating your achievements is more than just being grateful. Being grateful can just be for things that are, like your comfy bed, your roof over your head. This kind of celebration helps to uncover, and to internalise your personal wins. The ones you created and you've got every reason to be proud of. What are the wins you're celebrating? And what is resonating with me? Let me know, get in touch via email, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter here: www.thecarolamoon.com. --- Invitation --- To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
12:59
May 31, 2019
21. How to gradually reprogramme yourself
Today I'm reflecting on how to gradually reprogramme yourself, change your habits, and turn into the person who you know you can be, and create the life that you dream of living. Making that conscious decision to commit to the new programme, noticing how the old beliefs manifest in your body, how the old beliefs are enforced by certain thoughts, and how to change those beliefs by repeatedly re-setting to the new belief and bodily manifestation. With time, you can change anything. Like my posture and propensity to carry all the world's weight on my shoulders (quite literally, if you believed my body). What is it that you're ready to reprogramme? Let me know, get in touch here: www.thecarolamoon.com. Listen to it all in in this episode of The Carola Moon Podcast, which I recorded on the beautiful grounds of Dinton Pastures while spending a sunny day with my kids during half term (and at times losing sight of them... Be assured, I did find them again and they're both safe & sound at home with me). --- Invitation --- To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
15:38
May 30, 2019
20. Why do you force yourself to do things you simply don't like? You KNOW!
I went climbing with my kids today. And I tried, and I did get to the top. And I also didn't like it enough to do it more. No, that's not entirely true. I internally argued with myself why I didn't like it, and nearly talked myself into needing to push through, try again, and 'make' myself like it. We then went bouldering, and in contrast I liked it WAY more! I enjoyed the challenge, and made sure I had plenty of opportunities to try the different  boulders. We do that with fitness and hobbies. And also with business. Often we blindly follow the many 'experts' by doing all the many things we're being told we 'need' to do to run a successful business. I mention two people who are following their truths, and do the marketing activities that they enjoy: (1) Elle J Tull, Graphic Designer, who you can find hardly any online 'proof' of her work – she focuses on networking instead. (2) Suzanne Mountain, Business Mentor and Mindset Coach, who loves doing daily online posts & videos. And although she does networking, it's not what she focusses on. What do you force yourself to do, that you'd be happier to drop?  What would be possible if you allowed yourself to spend your precious energy and time on activities that will actually give you more energy? --- Invitation --- To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
25:15
May 29, 2019
19. You want it easy and magical? Trust! Fully trust!
Last week was a BIG week, what with my talk at the SHEnetWORKS event in the morning, and my Idea Party on Friday.  It taught me that I can trust myself and the universe. And that even when it feels like a lot of work, and not a lot of bookings, that it all is perfectly as it is.  And so it was. So, where could you bring more trust, so that the intrinsic magic of what IS can fully expand and flourish? --- Invitation --- To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
19:22
May 28, 2019
18. What would be possible if you just asked for what you want or need?
Asking for what you want, or need can feel vulnerable. Too often we don't make the time to get clear on what we want or need. Nor do we ask for it nearly often enough. At today's Idea Party we invited everyone to state a dream, wish, idea or goal, and also what is stopping them from doing, being or having it. This is such a powerful exercise, to ask it, and with it declare it as something that you claim. And it's beautiful to see and hear the collective wisdom of 7 women to help that dream to come to live. Sharing what is in the way of your dreams (aka what's NOT working) means having to be vulnerable. It's also the main difference between a 'normal' networking event, where it's customary to wanting/needing to appear successful and in control.  It also acts as an immediate bridge between people, and makes you feel more connected. Today's Idea Party was - again - amazing, and everyone expressed that they'd love to keep in contact and supporting each other. With that, I'm re-opening Own Your Awesome group on Facebook – if this sounds good, join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Invitation --- To dive in deeper, connect, and give & receive support, join our Own Your Awesome group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnYourAwesome/ --- Get in touch ---  I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
16:27
May 24, 2019
17. Decide to succeed and have fun with it
Today was my talk at the SHEnetWORKS in Henley, I explored what it means to BE THE BEST YOU.  What would happen if you DECIDED that you would succeed, and have fun. That was what happened to me with today's talk: I decided to get out of the way of the message, and had fun delivering it. I decided to let my entertainer 'me' come out and play.  To deepen this, I visualised how people would react to my message, to my talk. I imagined them applauding, and having fun too. And so it was! Where have you been playing small? Where do you and your higher self KNOW that you'd have fun playing if you just allowed yourself?  What are you thoughts? Please send me your comments or feedback by contacting me via www.thecarolamoon.com.  --- INVITATION ---  You're invited! Get your tickets #quiiick!: IDEA PARTY on May 24th at 10am in South Moreton, nr. Didcot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207  --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter.  Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes.  Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊  Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉  You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
11:52
May 23, 2019
16. What does it mean to be the BEST YOU?
In preparation for my talk tomorrow at the SHEnetWORKS in Henley (get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shenetworks-henley-tickets-61258826800), I explore what it means to BE THE BEST YOU. How closely is BEING YOUR BEST related to FEELING BEST? Can you feel worst while knowing you're being your best, or becoming your best? I'm sharing some situations in my life where things fall all together, and others, where the feeling and being were in stark contrast.  What are you thoughts? Please send me your thoughts or feedback by contacting me via www.thecarolamoon.com. --- INVITATION --- You're invited to one or #bonuspoints BOTH of these events! Get your tickets #quiiick!: SHEnetWORKS on May 23rd at 9.30am in Henley-on-Thames: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shenetworks-henley-tickets-61258826800 IDEA PARTY on May 24th at 10am in South Moreton, nr. Didcot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
08:56
May 22, 2019
15. THIS is the work to get you there
Typically you think writing all the emails, blog or social media posts is what will get you to your goals.  What I find though is that the REAL work is twofold: listen to what your soul wants, and doing the things that you want to do least! It's the work that you KNOW you need to do, but it feels uncomfortable, and is hard. THIS is the work! Listen to this and my examples of what it means to do THE WORK in today's podcast. --- INVITATION --- You're invited to one or #bonuspoints BOTH of these events! Get your tickets #quiiick!: SHEnetWORKS on May 23rd at 9.30am in Henley-on-Thames: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shenetworks-henley-tickets-61258826800 IDEA PARTY on May 24th at 10am in South Moreton, nr. Didcot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
09:14
May 21, 2019
14. How to keep going when the going gets tough
Yesterday I run a 10k race. It was tough. Learn about my learnings and parallels I drew from running a long-ish race and applying it to business. To help you find an accountability partner, and generally a supportive tribe, do join us for one or both of these events: SHEnetWORKS on May 23rd at 9.30am in Henley-on-Thames IDEA PARTY on May 24th at 10am in South Moreton, near Didcot --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
13:40
May 20, 2019
13. How will you Own Your Awesome? Ways it might look like...
As I'm recording this podcast from a walk in the woods, I share how Owning Your Awesome might look like. It can be gigantic steps, or can be tiny ones. It is usually something that will feel challenging.  Like me sharing with 50-ish people at a new (for me) networking event (3FM in Henley) about the two events I'm speaking at/running (SHEnetWORKS on May 23rd at 9.30am and IDEA PARTY on May 24th at 10am). How owning my awesome for me is to decide not to let my fear of speaking stop me from sharing my message.  How it's not about me in that moment, but about the audience needing to hear that message.  How for you it might be running 5k or a marathon. Something for yourself or your business. It's pushing through the discomfort for that bigger goal. It's not letting your excuses win. It's about allowing your soul to come to life. And if speaking is your fear point, you can get a coach (contact me if it feels right), read a book (you might like to read "How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking") or jump in just like I'm doing. Ask for the help you need to push through.  And decide! Decide that your dream is worth it. Decide that YOU are worth Owning Your Awesome! --- Invitation --- Also, if you haven't yet, clear your calendar for Friday 24th of May for the fabulous IDEA PARTY! You won't be disappointed! Tickets sales are happening, so grab your ticket to avoid disappointment! --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
14:47
May 17, 2019
12. What if you allowed yourself to BE awesome? Because you ARE!
With my shoes & socks off and feeling the ground under my feet, we're exploring the possibility, and what it takes to BE awesome. If you want to read more about the mentioned blog article "What does it mean to Own Your Awesome", and the ways to find and own your awesome, read on here: https://www.thecarolamoon.com/articles/what-does-it-mean-to-own-your-awesome What if you're a decision away from owning your awesome? That decision is yay or nay to you owning it.  It's about deciding that your resistance is just that, and that to fully come ALIVE you've got to push through your doubts & fears. You're ARE awesome! Decide to BE it! --- Invitation --- Also, if you haven't yet, clear your calendar for Friday 24th of May for the fabulous IDEA PARTY! You won't be disappointed! Tickets sales are happening, so grab your ticket to avoid disappointment! --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
10:31
May 16, 2019
11. What would be possible if you became your own biggest fan?
After telling you how I typically podcast in bare feet, I share how I struggled with a 10k run on Sunday. How I got inspired to run while listening to audio (podcasts of course!) and how today's run was so much better. The other differences was that I ordered myself to ignore any insights into my average pace: I decided success today is to run my 10k without any major stops. And I did it. Now, what does that have to do with becoming your own biggest fan, and what's possible then? If you have your own back, like a best friend and biggest fan, you can give yourself all you need to become the person you're meant to be.  You listen compassionately to your own woes, then when the time is right, you brainstorm what you need in this moment to reach bigger heights, and you are there for yourself like only a biggest fan and best friend can be: cheering you on, KNOWING that you can do this! We all support others with absolute compassion and unwavering faith – what if supported ourselves in the same wonderful way? EVERYTHING you dream of is a real possibility for you when you become fully compassionate with and supportive of yourself. --- Invitation --- Also, if you haven't yet, clear your calendar for Friday 24th of May for the fabulous IDEA PARTY! You won't be disappointed! Tickets sales are happening, so grab your ticket to avoid disappointment! --- Get in touch --- I'd love to hear what resonated with you!  Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
13:50
May 15, 2019
10. Are you talking yourself out of your dreams?
On this sunny afternoon I'm asking: Are you talking yourself out of your dreams? Is your inner dialogue telling you that your dreams are maybe too big? That the timing might not be right? That you might not have the right to have such big dreams? That you don't have all it takes to make this happen? There is nothing more important than you sticking to your dreams. They have come to you because you can have them! The job you have is to do everything in your power, not just daily moving towards your dreams, but also to nourish your dreams and allow them to flourish. I share Rachel Hollis' quote from Girl, wash your face: "I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else's to manage. That's the incredible part about your dreams... nobody gets to tell you how big they can be." Inspired by Dana Wilde of the Mind Aware Show, I create a positive rant to turn from giving-up back to believing and trusting in your dreams.  Your dream is bigger than you! Trust it! Believe it! Live it! It's yours to have! So go and claim it!  Own Your Awesome! Also, it's soon IDEA PARTY time! Join us, get your tickets and invite your friends. Find tickets & all the info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 I'd love to hear what resonated with you! Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
12:27
May 14, 2019
9. Hang on! Aren't we all Magic Bean Sellers?
In Episode 5 of the Podcast I shared how it's not a good idea to listen to Magic Bean Sellers. And instead listen in to your own answers. Truth is though, that we're all Magic Bean Sellers. We all sell services, solutions or products. Or if not that, then we're selling to our kids that it's good to eat our greens. So, what was my point then? My point is to not make decisions out of desperation. To make soul-aligned decisions. To choose solutions that feel as good as sliding in a wonderfully steaming bubble bath.   That when you feel stuck, resistance, or desperation, then STOP. That's the time to listen in, to connect with your inner truth and allow your own answers to bubble up. Also, it's soon IDEA PARTY time! Join us, get your tickets and invite your friends. Find tickets & all the info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 I'd love to hear what resonated with you! Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola 😊 Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
08:50
May 13, 2019
8. Have you not been getting anywhere following everyone else's advice? There may be another way...
If you've been following everyone else's advice without getting anywhere, you are in for a treat. Because there may be another, much more pleasurable way! There are so many people out there, who share their (apparent) path to success, the steps to how to achieve the client attraction or tribe creation. Their offering is often to give cheat sheets, and prompts to engage with your followers. I also share how I spent £3k on a funnel generation course in my photography business. That was definitely a costly lesson. 🤦‍♀️ I KNOW that we don't need another How-to course, unless it's how to listen in to find our own answers! Because we know what sparks joy for us, what makes us feel good. It's your opportunity to create a business that sparks joy for you! There is no quick fix, and no 'cheat' to get ahead more quickly. It's all about finding your path, finding your joy, and creating from a place of self-worth and self-appreciation. *Reminder*: The next IDEA PARTY is on Friday 24th of May from 10am-12noon in South Moreton, Oxon. It's a superpowered networking event for you to enjoy connecting, brainstorming, getting your thoughts unstuck and more! Get your tickets here! Do let you friends & network know about it, it's a powerful event not to be missed! I'd love to hear what resonated with you! Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, and a great weekend, Carola 😊 I'll share the next episode on Monday, so you've got plenty of time to catch up on my previous episodes and share the podcast with your friends! 😉 You have all you need: Own Your Awesome!
12:05
May 10, 2019
7. How to get the important, BIG stuff done!
How do you get the important stuff done? I'm sharing abut doing YOUR things first, before you tend to tending to your emails, checking facebook or reply to your WhatsApp message. I was inspired today by one of Kat Ruth's podcasts about how she tends to herself first: her journalling and self development, her messaging and selling and self care, before responding to any external request. I share about how designed my day today, and all the things I managed to do before responding to my messages, emails and platform requests.  While sharing about how I went for a run today, I took another detour back to Episode 5 about magic bean sellers. How I figured out my new running route by myself, inspired by friend; rather than depending on my friend or someone else to take me around that track – demonstrating again how much more rewarding it is to not listen to magic bean sellers (Episode 5) and instead trusting yourself that you'll figure out your own way. The same applies to business. The other point I'm making is about focussing on one main goal to drive forward. This point reminded me of what I'd heard from Rachel Hollis. Again, don't forget that it's the amazing IDEA PARTY again on Friday May 24th from 10am-12noon in South Moreton. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 I'd love to hear what resonated with you! Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola :-) Remember: Have fun & Own Your Awesome!
10:45
May 9, 2019
6. "I don't know!" is not an answer. It's an invitation to dig deeper.
In today's episode I'm sharing about not stopping at "I don't know", and NOT go to look for answers outside. Instead, use it as a trigger to spend time to dig deeper. Until your answer comes. Until your creativity comes out to play. You're invited to the IDEA PARTY I'm running on Friday May 24th from 10am-12noon in South Moreton. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 This will be especially perfect for you if you've sat on a topic for a while and your answer hasn't emerged yet. Let us as a group help you get unstuck. It's an amazing event that I cannot wait to host again! Join us! I'd love to hear what resonated with you! Please get in touch to let me know: you can find me at www.thecarolamoon.com, and on FB, LI, IG and Twitter. Please also let me know what you'd love me to share in one of my future episodes. Have a wonderful rest of the day, Carola :-) Remember: Have fun & Own Your Awesome!
11:01
May 8, 2019
5. Stop listening to magic bean sellers, listen to yourself!
Today I'm sharing with you how I got lost in the idea that magic bean sellers have all the answers for me, that I will be successful as long as I follow their processes and systems – and how I now know that it's the surest way to fall deeper into the trap of not creating and thriving in your soul-aligned business. I mention Elle J Tull, graphic designer & logo creator in Berkshire, UK, who you can find here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellejt/ (and only here). I'm also excited to share with you about my IDEA PARTY on May 24th 10am-12noon in South Moreton, Oxon UK: just get your ticket and all the info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idea-party-with-carola-moon-tickets-61146961207 Let me know what resonated with you, and what you'd love for me to cover in a future episode. It's time: Own Your Awesome! Have the most wonderful day, Best, Carola x thecarolamoon.com
16:46
May 7, 2019
4. On anxiety, living in the now and thought pivoting
This morning I woke up with a start, worrying about how we're running out of time to choose our new bathrooms.  I'm sharing how I calmed my thoughts, allowed myself to be in the now, and pivoted my thoughts to an entirely new angle. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts, what resonated with you. Also, please share what you'd like me to talk about in one of my future episodes. Look out for posts about my new product range of gorgeous Own Your Awesome mugs & iPhone cases 👍🏻 Have a wonderful rest of the day! Best, Carola x
10:34
May 6, 2019
3. When you know, you K N O W! and my business pivot
What is it like to act from a place of KNOWING, from absolute clarity and certainty? I'm sharing my business pivot from personal brand photographer (back) to coach. How I'm going to act from a place of joy, and creation. And will run my business 'dancing like no one is watching'. My new website will soon be available at carolamoon.com and thecarolamoon.com, where you'll find anything that I create from now on: shop with "Own Your Awesome" iPhone cases and mugs, programmes and products to help you Own Your Awesome. I mentioned again Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast. Please get in touch if you'd love to be the first to buy an Own Your Awesome mug or iPhone case. Share with me what resonated with you, and do let me know what topics I should cover next. Have a wonderful rest of the day, and go out to Own Your Awesome! Best, Carola :-)
10:53
May 5, 2019
2. How to get out of your head and into your body
Are you a 'heady' person like me? Then listen to be inspired to explore what your body has to offer for you. Let me know how you experience being in your head, and your body, how you balance the two and stay connected to all you are? What has resonated with you from this episode? And share with me what you'd like me to cover in a future episode. Contact me if you feel you'd love for me to coach you. Find me at www.carolamoon.com. Thank you for listening! Best, Carola
07:02
May 4, 2019
1. Why Podcast?
In this episode I'm sharing what made me jump onto the Podcast train. The inspiration came from Lynsay Anne, who spoke at the recent Business Bootcamp organised by Ruth Kudzi.  The other Podcasts I mentioned were: The Katrina Ruth Show, Rise Podcast by Rachel Hollis and The Mindaware Show with Dana Wilde. You can find me at: www.carolamoon.com Please let me know what inspired or resonated with you! Also, please subscribe, leave a review & share with your friends.
03:22
May 3, 2019
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