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The Confident Woman Podcast

The Confident Woman Podcast

By Rachel Brooks & Erin Klein
Welcome to The Confident Woman Podcast! We're here to keep it real, raw, and relatable—what it means to be The Confident Woman.

Rachel and Erin vow to show up as their true authentic, transparent, and vulnerable selves and talk about everything, including confidence, body image, love, relationships, business, finances, health, fitness, freedom, travel, and fun, all rolled into one!

So who is The Confident Woman? YOU!
If you’re looking to become your best and most confident self, this podcast is for you!
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136: Big News! We Couldn’t Have Done it Without You!
The Confident Woman Podcast received the podcast award for Best Society and Culture in our community at the Columbus Podcast Awards! Rachel and Erin are so excited, humbled, grateful, and completely honored to be recognized for such an incredible achievement. The girls are so thankful for their community, their listeners, and all their guests. Truly, none of it would be possible without the continuous love and support from The Confident Woman community and the real and honest feedback that listeners provide for every episode. The girls talk more about: + The “pinch me” moment when The Confident Woman Podcast was named winner + How fulfilling and gratifying it is to be a globally ranked and award winning podcast + How grateful they feel to be building such a wonderful community of confident women and to be doing it together Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “This is what podcasting is about. Bringing value, bringing hope, bringing inspiration, and of course, keeping it real, raw, and relatable because that’s what women need more of these days.” - Rachel “It’s always fun to take all of your hard work and take a moment and celebrate.” - Erin “I’d never seen Rachel do kind of like an Elaine dance from Seinfeld. Kind of like a hands up in the air, like high knee shuffle, and a lot of whoo’ing.” - Erin “When you pour your blood, sweat, and tears into something, you want it to take off. You want it to be successful. You want to know that it’s making an impact. And that was just the cherry on top. Like, holy crap, not only are we doing this but we are doing it here in our community and that was impactful.” - Rachel
07:17
October 13, 2021
135: What is Toxic Positivity and How Do You Handle it?
How does being positive 24/7 affect you? Toxic Positivity has been a hot topic as of late. Just like how it can be difficult to be around someone who is negative all the time, it can also be just as difficult to be around someone who is so positive all the time. In this episode, Rachel and Erin dig a little deeper into what exactly toxic positivity is and their thoughts on the subject. The girls cover: + Taking a second look at our natural emotional response + The importance of compassion, understanding, and empathy + Finding balance + Different ways to preface conversations when you just want an ear to listen + How we, as women, are more alike than we are different Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “Toxic Positivity is being so overly positive all the time, about every situation, that sometimes it’s looked down upon to experience any other emotion that isn’t positive or happy.” - Erin “There’s really a fine line. You want to be positive and encouraging but yet you also don’t want to minimize emotions and make that person feel like whatever they are feeling isn’t valid.” - Rachel “You have to have different people in your life to talk to about certain things.” - Erin “People want to feel better and to feel more positive but they want to feel validated for how they feel in the moment as well.” - Erin
21:44
October 6, 2021
134: Getting to Know Your True Self and Discovering Your Purpose with Roxanne Saffaie
What are you passionate about? What are your interests? What are your hobbies? What makes you . . . you? These may seem like simple questions to answer, but for many women, it may feel like being put on the spot. Maybe you aren’t really sure what brings joy, true happiness, or fulfillment. And if that’s true, you aren’t alone. So many women get stuck in these ideals of what their life should look like, and the cultural successes they should have, without truly understanding who they are as a person. Which is exactly what Erin and Rachel discuss with women empowerment and self-mastery coach, Roxanne Saffaie, in this powerful episode. The girls discuss: + Living a default life + Building a strong and meaningful relationship with yourself + Owning your identity + Discovering and unleashing your full potential + The 5 S’s to Self Mastery + Trusting yourself + And so much more! Resources: Roxanne’s Website: blackbeltbeauty.com Roxanne’s Community: blackbeltbeauty.com/queendom-community Roxanne’s Instagram: @roxylook @blackbeltbeauty @queendomwarriors Roxanne’s Podcast: BlackBeltBeauty Radio Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The goal is to get 1% better or stronger, every day. It’s a life game.” - Roxanne “Because when you take a hit, and when it gets hard (and it most certainly will), self-love picks your ass right back up and keeps you moving towards the win” - Roxanne “Start investing in all of the beautiful, intricate things that make you. . . you.” - Roxanne “If you haven’t reached the goal yet, you aren’t doing it wrong. . .You just have to keep going.” - Roxanne
50:02
September 29, 2021
133: Cultivating Leadership in All Facets of Your Life
What comes to mind when you hear the word leadership? Are you ready to become a leader yourself?  Today, Erin and Rachel dive into the real definition of leadership and how you can start to exemplify leadership in all facets of your life! The girls talk more on: +  What leadership actually means (hint: it’s not what you think!) + The #1 thing you cannot let hinder the conversation + Why being in a leadership position isn’t actually necessary in order to lead + The importance of having open and honest communication + How being an extra set of eyes can shed light on things others might not see + The best ways to approach those in leadership positions with your thoughts and ideas + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “They notice you as somebody who’s willing to step up and bring something to light that needs to be brought to light.” - Erin “People will follow a leader with a bigger heart than their skill set.” - Erin “Ultimately it comes down to respect for the bigger picture, not necessarily that individual.” - Rachel “You need to come to the table with an open heart and open mind.” - Rachel
15:58
September 22, 2021
132: Your Predicament Does Not Determine Your Destiny with Lia Valencia Key
From humble beginnings to rockstar entrepreneur, Lia Valencia Key, spent her formative years growing up in a homeless shelter. But through her mother’s inspirational words of wisdom, she was able to take hold of the reins of life and completely change the course of her future. Rachel and Erin are on the edges of their seats as they chat with Lia about her incredible journey so far. The girls discuss: + How you’re circumstances in life don’t define who you are + Whether you are being a leader or a follower + Getting beyond the surface level and to the root of your “why” + Radiating your light to the world. How it doesn’t dim others, it’s actually the opposite + And so much more! Resources: Lia’s Website: www.valenciakey.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “You never want to start something and say "Oh, I started that. . ."  you want to say, "Yes, I finished that and now I’m moving on to something different.” - Lia Valencia Key “You can let your predicament destroy you or you can let your predicament fuel you.” - Lia Valencia Key “When no’s are happening, even when it’s from the same person, it means keep learning, keep growing, keep developing.” - Lia Valencia Key “If you want to work on anything, work on your spirit. Work on your energy. Work on how you’re radiating in the world. How do people feel when they come around you? That will take you further than any business knowledge you’ll ever know. Better than any product you could ever develop.” - Lia Valencia Key
45:18
September 15, 2021
131: Normalizing What it Means to Take Care of Your Mental Health
Everyone is struggling with something but we, as a society, have been conditioned to keep those struggles bottled up or buried. Sometimes the mental burdens we are carrying are just too heavy to bear alone. But fear of being judged by our peers or loved ones can hold us back from seeking the support we need. In this episode, Rachel and Erin discuss the stigma around mental health and how it is actually a crucial part of taking care of your well-being. The girls talk about: + How oftentimes the mental health stigma means assuming the worst about someone + The impact that social media has had on our mental health + Checking in with yourself + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “People immediately think you're struggling really bad if you're going to go see somebody for your mental health. And yes that could be the case but sometimes I feel like it doesn’t have to mean anything bad at all.” - Erin “We all have our own struggles and our own issues and we’re all dealing with whatever it is the best we can, with what we know. And for us to improve or do better or move through something, we need that kind of support. So a lot of the stuff that we might internalize and struggle with might not be the kind of thing you can just pour on your best friend or even your partner.” - Rachel “There’s so much good that comes out of it, it’s just that we as a society have kind of crushed that down. Like if you have to seek mental help or therapy or whatever, then there’s something wrong with you. Again. . . there’s nothing wrong with you.” - Rachel “We’re seeing information and news sources and all of this stuff at a faster rate than ever before. And it’s hard for our brains to process everything because we’re bombarded with a million things all at once and from so many angles.” - Erin Mental Health Resources: National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK BetterHelp | Professional Counseling With A Licensed Therapist Talkspace - Online Therapy With A Licensed Therapist Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist
18:23
September 8, 2021
130: Prioritizing Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Heather McConochie
Is your business giving you the freedom that you hoped it would? Or do you feel like you are busier than ever, working 24/7, and running on fumes? Entrepreneur, nutritionist, health coach, & former nurse, Heather McConochie, shares her struggles and successes throughout entrepreneurship with Rachel and Erin. This episode is value packed with so many excellent little nuggets of wisdom! It’s definitely one that you won’t want to miss. The girls discuss: Taking risks in your life (You’ve only got the one!) Feeling unbalanced in life Neglecting relationships and your health, both physically and mentally Breaking habits of working 24/7 The pressure of trying to do and be everything, right now Figuring out your priorities and what truly matters in life And so much more! Resources: Heather’s Website: https://www.heathermcconochie.com/ Heather’s Instagram: @heathermcconochie Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “You can’t actually perform at your peak level as a businesswoman because you are using your brain and your body to create things, express communication, etc. You can’t do that if things aren’t physically at their peak.” - Heather “I think one of the things that I’ve learned now at age 40 and have gone through four decades of life, is that things are going to change. Things are always changing.” - Heather “I was putting so much of my identity into the success of my business and getting so much worth and value and fulfillment from that. So when that took a hit, it was kind of like my world started crumbling a little bit. And I think that’s what led to my depression and anxiety - basing too much of my identity within my business.” - Heather “If you’re a high performer and you want to do a lot of things, you can’t shoot from the hip all the time.” - Heather
32:55
September 1, 2021
129: Moving through Seasons: Staying Confident When Everything Feels Like It’s Falling Apart
Rachel and Erin are letting you in on a little secret; They don’t feel confident all the time! So how do you keep feelings of fear, frustration, and doubt from completely consuming you? How do you bounce back or avoid burning yourself out? In this bite-sized episode, the girls share the imperfect strategies they use to help them push through and how they can help YOU push through too! The girls touch on: + Going through seasons of feeling defeated + How to stop being consumed by self-doubt + Releasing emotions and making space for rest + Leaning into your faith, community, and support system during these tough seasons + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “Look at the beauty of what is possible, when you think everything is impossible”-  Rachel “Sometimes we just have to surrender and rest” - Rachel “If we stay in self-doubt, we’re never going to take action or move toward anything” - Erin “No one’s having this perfect, amazing, easy life with no disappointments, or discouragement, or pivots. It’s just part of it. It’s just figuring out the strategies to handle it when it occurs and finding that empowerment to move forward” - Erin
21:41
August 25, 2021
128: Using Kajabi to Elevate Your Client (and Operator) Experience with Elizabeth Averyanova
There’s a steep learning curve when it comes to running an online business. And a lot of it comes from figuring out how to use the countless number of online tools that are available for the general operation and client experience of your business. From website hosts, appointment schedulers, email marketing services, and beyond - it’s all of a sudden a lot of moving parts to manage and maintain. In this episode, Erin and Rachel discuss how “less is more” with talented Kajabi designer, Elizabeth Averyanova. The girls talk more about: How your business is always in motion and evolving for the better The “niche” question . . . Should you? How persistency is key What exactly is Kajabi The most common client experience and onboarding mistakes and what you can do to fix them Keeping business simple And so much more! If you want to know how Kajabi can benefit you and your business, head over to www.Kajabi.com to learn more! Resources: Elizabeth’s Instagram: @elizabethaveryanova Elizabeth’s Facebook: @averyanovadesign Elizabeth’s Website: studioclassica.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “When things get really hard and complex and overwhelming, we kinda just pull back and we really can’t pour into our business when we are spread so thin” - Rachel “The biggest mistake is that you’re confusing your clients with how to start working with you” - Elizabeth “Are you the owner or the operator? For many of us, we wear both hats. And so outsourcing the structure and the strategy is so important to your business so you really can, as a business owner, step into the overseeing view and be that CEO of your business versus being the jack of all trades” - Rachel “Wowing your clients really involves going the extra mile to create that really memorable and delightful experience, so then they become clients for life” - Elizabeth
27:03
August 18, 2021
127: Reinventing Your Life, One Step at a Time, with Sonya Morton - Firth
If you’ve ever caught yourself questioning whether or not you are living life on your terms, then you don’t want to miss this incredible conversation! Erin and Rachel chat with Sonya Morton-Firth about how she completely changed (and continues to transform) her life, from a highly successful corporate employee to fitness competitor and transformational coach. The girls talk more on: How to check in with yourself and how you are feeling about the direction of your life How age is truly just a number The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people and support Navigating through the challenges of a major change in life The crucial role that mindset plays in transformation The major benefits that come from intentionally taking responsibility for your life And so much more! Resources: Sonya’s Website: https://www.sonyamortonfirth.com Sonya’s Facebook: The Sonya Morton Firth Show Sonya’s Instagram: @thesonyamortonfirthshow Sonya’s LinkedIn: Sonya Morton-Firth Sonya’s YouTube: The Sonya Morton Firth Show Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The transformation journey is not a quick process, it’s actually one that potentially never ends. And the more that you dig deep into yourself, the more layers of the onion that you unpeel, and the more you understand and get to know yourself, then the true transformation really starts to begin.” - Sonya “Sometimes learning from where you went wrong is more powerful than going from where you went right.” - Sonya “You should never compare yourself to somebody else. The only person you should ever compare yourself to is yourself.” - Sonya “We’re all in the midst of our own journey’s and we just have to give ourselves grace and trust the process.” - Rachel
37:46
August 11, 2021
126: Boost Your Inner Beauty with Rachel Kerr
Struggling to find a community of like-minded women that you can connect with? That’s exactly what Rachel Kerr kept hearing over and over when she started The Beauty Boost! Today, she joins Erin and Rachel to talk about what The Beauty Boost really is, why it’s something every woman can relate to, and some of the experiences she’s had along the way. You’ll hear more on: What can happen when growth happens quickly Spending time in this area in order to gain leverage within your business Why using the resources around you is a big key to seeing success The importance of having the right mindset in order to keep moving forward One of the biggest rewards Rachel has experienced from creating The Beauty Boost And so much more! Resources: Rachel K’s Instagram: @thebeautyboost Rachel K’s Website: https://www.thebeautyboost.net Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I will always ask for help.” - Rachel K. “I strongly encourage you to always have some sort of coach and find the right match for you.” - Rachel K. “It’s the ability to go on YouTube and Google and figure out how to do it and just keep moving forward as you make mistakes.” - Rachel K.
21:35
August 4, 2021
125: Manifesting the World You Want with Kathleen Cameron
Do you think manifestation is simply believing something into existence? Wrong! Success coach and manifesting queen, Kathleen Cameron joins Erin and Rachel on the podcast today to chat about all things manifestation and how you can manifest the world you’ve always wanted! The girls talk more on: The surprising limiting belief that might be holding you back What happens when you let doubt start to creep in The energy you need to have in order to authentically grow What Kathleen has to say to the people who are skeptical around manifestation One huge misconception you might have about manifestation What you have to do in order to get where you want to be And so much more! Resources: Kathleen’s Instagram: @kathleencameron_formygirls Kathleen’s website: kathleencameronofficial.com Kathleen’s Facebook: Mindset for Success Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I had to shift my beliefs around what it means to be wealthy, what it means to be successful and to truly step into a whole new level.” - Kathleen “Instead of running towards the finish line, the finish line is coming towards me at the same time.” - Kathleen “If you want to do something, you first have to be someone.” - Kathleen “My full time job is managing the doubt.” - Kathleen
45:50
July 28, 2021
124: Marketing Your Business for Success with Danielle Cevallos
Tired of constantly trying to grow your business while feeling like you need to copy the “gurus” in order to see success? Today, Danielle Cevallos joins Erin and Rachel to talk about the right way to market your business. She shares everything from why you don’t need to replicate what others are doing, why going viral shouldn’t be your goal  and the right strategies to use to see the ultimate success! The girls talk more about: The one thing that is both a danger and a gift with an online business Two areas where Danielle sees people go wrong in the beginning of their businesses The problem with the “gurus” on social media Actionable steps to get yourself out of imposter syndrome The importance of consistency and truly knowing what your brand is Why slow and steady growth should be what you’re aiming for The only way to get clarity on what you truly want long term And so much more! Resources: Website: https://uemarketingmastery.com and unstoppableentrepreneur.com/marketingclub Danielle’s Instagram: @daniellemcevallos Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Don’t discount the parts of your story that you think are irrelevant.” - Danielle “The cure to imposter syndrome is becoming great. You don’t become great until you take action and become an expert at what you do.” - Danielle “You cannot get clarity by standing still. You cannot get clarity by thinking about stuff. You can only get clarity by taking action.” - Danielle “The online world is keeping everybody stuck with tactics without any strategy.” - Danielle “That seems odd that you think you would stand out by becoming a replica of somebody else.” - Danielle
37:01
July 21, 2021
123: Hitting the Hard Reset Button
Ever feel like things are happening in your life and it’s time to make them stop? That it’s time to find the reset button? If so, then you’re in luck! Today, Erin and Rachel are chatting about their own experiences with hitting the reset button and why it can be necessary in order to actually get the life you want. The girls talk more about: + How little things can start to build into big issues you don’t even realize you had + The hard question you have to ask yourself when going through a reset + Letting go of what is no longer serving you and what to do from there + Gaining the clarity needed to get what you truly desire + The #1 thing you can do to get where you want to be + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “There’s a cost for everything.” - Erin “Knowledge can sometimes hold you back because if you’re not applying the knowledge with action then all it is is just knowledge.” - Rachel “Those little things, as minor as they are, add up to big deals.” - Rachel “We cannot be who we were years ago because that’s the point in life.” - Rachel
20:57
July 14, 2021
122: Getting Out of Your Own Way with Fabienne Fredrickson
New level, new devil. We couldn’t agree more with this and neither can our guest today, Fabienne Fredrickson. Fabienne joins Erin and Rachel to chat about the things you can do to get out of your own way to reach those big, audacious goals you’ve always wanted to achieve! The girls talk more about: - How Fabienne went from corporate job to holistic nutritionist to finally becoming a business coach - Who gives you permission to do the things you want (hint: it’s not another person!) - One thing women always want more of - The difference between masculine and feminine energy (and why you need both) - Fabienne’s top mindset shifts - The only time transformation can truly happen - How you can become a money magnet - And so much more! Resources: Fabienne’s Instagram: @fabiennefred www.boldheart.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You’re waiting for the permission train to arrive because that’s who’ve been taught to be in the world.” - Fabienne “You cannot create a change with the same mindset that created the problem to begin with.” - Fabienne “Women want to buy, they don’t want to be sold.” - Fabienne “We have to stretch our vision and we have to switch our mindset.” - Fabienne
44:52
July 7, 2021
121: Dealing with Negative Feedback?
Dealing with negative feedback about your business? Your relationships? Or maybe just your life in general? If so, then this episode is just for you! Today, Erin and Rachel dive into what to do with all that negative feedback. The girls talk more on: Looking at the feedback constructively Consider the source of the feedback What people’s feedback is usually rooted in (I’m looking at you, Fear!) Deciding what you are going to do with the feedback Why taking a step back can be so beneficial to actually moving forward The importance of getting crystal clear on who you are And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The truth is negative feedback is your best friend, especially in business.” - Rachel “We all have those people that just say some nasty, horrible things” - Rachel “Consider the source!” - Erin “They want to be inspiring and uplifting but really they’re just having the opposite effect.” - Erin “All you have to do is keep doing what you’re doing because the truth will outweigh the BS that’s coming your way.” - Rachel
31:04
June 30, 2021
120: How to Boost Your Money Confidence with Teri Ijeoma
What could you do with an extra $50 a day? Or maybe even $100 a day? Teri Ijeoma, best known for making $1000 in a day, joins Erin and Rachel this week on the podcast to talk about how you can start supplementing your income through trading so that you can enjoy the life you want to lead! The girls talk more about: Finding her exit strategy from a toxic work environment Stepping out of your comfort zone in order to get what you truly want Reframing the mindset you have around money The 4 big things she wishes she would’ve known when starting in stocks How she helps empower others to use the stock market for right now The hardest part of trading Ways to make stocks and trading seem more fun And so much more! Resources: www.itradeandtravel.com Teri’s Instagram: @Teriijeoma Teri’s Facebook: @Investwithteri Teri’s Linkedin: @investwithteri Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I think there has to be this inner drive to keep learning.” - Teri “I want us to scale back the mindset that it’s too difficult.” - Teri “It’s another way to bridge the wealth gap between men and women.” - Teri
41:00
June 23, 2021
119: When Body Positivity Becomes Toxic
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt ashamed or attacked by others for wanting to lose weight or change your body in some way! Today, Erin and Rachel tackle how the body positivity movement can sometimes be toxic and how to move past the toxicity in order to become your best self! The girls chat more: Figuring out what it is you want for yourself Challenge what is normal and sustainable for YOU What you need to get crystal clear on before changing the trajectory of your life The extremes being shown on social media Why you shouldn’t feel ashamed for wanting more while still being present and grateful And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.erin.klein.show/ Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamrachelbrooks/  The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theconfidentwomanpodcast/  Quotes: “Get crystal clear on that for you and then you can change the trajectory of your life.” - Rachel “It shouldn’t feel wrong for wanting more.” - Rachel “I feel like there is no happy medium with places.” - Erin
14:13
June 16, 2021
118: Building Confidence Through Rejection with Ally Melendez
Is the fear of rejection or lack of confidence stopping you from getting the thing you want the most? Today, TV host and on-air mentor, Ally Melendez joins Erin and Rachel to chat about how she was able to build confidence and stay consistent even in the face of rejection and how you can do the same! The girls talk more about: What Ally believes is key to finding success in broadcasting The one belief you need to come back to every time you face rejection Channeling the qualities of you that will translate into the role you want Ally’s best advice for when you have to speak in front of a live audience What happens when you allow perfectionism have a hold over you Quick tips for connecting with your inner confidence And so much more! Resources: Ally’s Instagram:  @ally.melendez Ally’s Website: https://www.allymelendez.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “It’s discouraging to get a no, but I feel like it’s even more discouraging to just be completely ignored.” - Ally “Even when you think you have a solid grasp on who you are and how you want to show up, that could change.” - Ally “Channel the qualities about you that you know will translate in that role the best.” - Ally “Perfectionism is the cockblock to creativity.” - Ally “Everybody has a different idea of what perfection is, which means it can’t be attainable.” - Ally
33:50
June 9, 2021
117: Living Courageously Through Imperfect Action with Amy Klein
What’s holding you back from getting where you want to be in life? If it’s indecision, fear or doubt, then this episode is for you. Today, the co-founder of Give Her Courage, Amy Klein, joins Erin and Rachel to talk about taking the messy, imperfect action that is required to get you to where you want to be in life! The girls talk more about: Amy's mission for instilling leadership and confidence in today’s female youth The first action you need to take when trying to achieve a goal Why flexibility is key throughout life Doing the work everyday that will lead you to your big vision Amy’s best advice for overcoming the gap from where you are now to where you want to be How to deal with the ups and downs of motherhood Acknowledging that asking for help is not a bad thing And so much more! Resources: Amy’s Website: https://givehercourage.com Instagram: @the.courageous.brand Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/supermomsgivehercourage  Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/courageous-conversations/id1507783065 Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “People procrastinate and that procrastination leads to overwhelm.” - Amy “As a mom, when I’m working I am focused on my work.” - Amy “I’m a good mom because I love my kids, I’m a good role model, and when I’m with them I'm with them.” - Amy “The first thing you’re writing down is what is your mission, what is your why and why are you doing this?” - Amy
32:11
June 2, 2021
116: Overcoming Your Insecurities to Live the Life You've Always Wanted with Crystal Daye
Are you falling victim to the comparison trap? Or letting your insecurities take hold and stop you from doing and being who you are meant to be? If so, then this episode is a must listen too! Today, award-winning author, international speaker and certified empowerment coach for life and business, Crystal Daye joins Erin and Rachel to talk about how you can finally release self-doubt and show off your God given talents and skills. The girls talk more about: Crystal’s favorite ways to start combatting your insecurities Why we are all on a level playing field Where to start when you are trying to uplevel to who you want to become Crystal’s journey to becoming a “Jesus Girl” The #1 thing you need to do to fully step into who you are meant to be And so much more! Crystal’s new book, Dear Insecurity: A Woman's Guide To Release Self-Doubt And Activate Your God-Given Gifts is now available on Amazon & Kindle Resources: Crystal’s Instagram: @crystalsdaye Crystal’s Website: www.crystaldaye.com Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You have to have a little bit more faith in who you are, in who God has called you to be and to know that you are a blessing to someone.” - Crystal “We’re all on the same level playing field, but we just have different gifts.” - Crystal “You are not alone. We are all walking this walk together.” - Crystal
31:01
May 26, 2021
115: Making Success a Family Business with Brittany Just
What started as a way to get her body back after having twins is what has led Brittany Just to where she is today. Brittany joins Erin and Rachel on the podcast this week to chat about everything from her first competition in the WBFF to how she and her husband have created multiple, successful businesses. The girls talk more about: Giving 100% focus for a season of time to make the progress you want and desire How you can be a good role model for the kids in your life Why finding the right people to surround yourself with is key to achieving your goals One big issue Brittany has seen time after time when coaching older women Becoming an active leader within your community And so much more! Resources: Brittany’s Instagram: @Brittjust_wbffpro Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Those were the moments where it really created those good habits for me.” - Brittany “When we flowed the best is when we knew our roles and we knew exactly what we needed to do on a daily basis.” - Brittany “I was really surprised at how many women get to that age, in their 40s, and don’t have the confidence.” - Brittany
35:16
May 19, 2021
114: Finding Joy in Your Everyday Life with Kyle Moss
Joy. What is it? How can we get more of it in our lives? Joyful Mindset Coach, Kyle Moss joins Erin and Rachel on the podcast today to talk about all things surrounding joy. The girls chat about everything from knowing the difference between happiness and joy to redefining joy on your own terms. The girls talk more on: Why you need to have gratitude in the present moment Why finding joy isn’t always easy but can be simple What the 3 Easy E’s to a Vibrant Me is (and how it can work for you!) Three things you might want to try to deepen your feeling of joy Why taking care of yourself first is key And so much more! If you feel like you have been lacking joy in your life, then you don’t want to miss this episode! Let’s dive in! Kyle’s Resources: YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/JoyfulKyleMoss IG Handle: @kylerenee LinkedIn Profile: https://bit.ly/KyleOnLI Expert Interview Series: https://bit.ly/KylesExpertInterviewSeries Courses & Products: https://www.experts-together.com/shop FREE 30 min. Joyful Mindset Coaching Session: https://bit.ly/Free30MinJoySession Just A Little More Joy Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/ALittleMoreJoy “Redefining My Joy” journal purchase link: https://bit.ly/RedefineMyJoy Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “My joy is not your joy!” - Kyle “Are you delaying your encounter of joy based on your circumstances? - Kyle “What are the first 3 things that pop into your mind when you think about joy?” - Kyle
25:18
May 12, 2021
113: Becoming The Confident Woman
As we wrap up our 12 week series, Becoming The Confident Woman: From Body Acceptance to Self-Love this episode, Rachel and Erin bring it full circle as they share their message of inspiring, encouraging, and empower women to become their best and most confident selves by creating lasting change within. Let go of who you believe you are and step into who you're created to be, The Confident Woman. Inside, you’ll learn more on: ❥ How to make changes from the inside out ❥ Becoming what you believe ❥ Letting go and redefining who you are ❥ Creating your story from the power you have within you ❥ ...and so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “How we approach our diet and our exercise is really, kind of in nutshell, how we approach life.” - Rachel “If we’re looking for those quick fixes to lifelong problems, we’re not going to create a sustainable lifestyle.” - Rachel “It’s all from the inside out.” - Erin “You’re just shoving everything in a closet and eventually that closet door is just going to open and spill out.” - Erin “Even though it’s a personal journey, it’s done collectively because it takes more than just YOU.” - Rachel
17:03
May 5, 2021
112: Stepping Into Who You’re Created to Be
Ready to step into who you’re created to be? In part 11 of our 12 week series, Rachel and Erin are chatting about going through the process, from falling in love with yourself to creating the life you’ve always dreamed of to becoming The Confident Woman. The girls will talk more on: ❥ Unleashing your inner confidence ❥ Seeing the potential in what lies ahead ❥ The power of shifting your perspective ❥ Opening your mind to see beyond your external/physical self ❥ And more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “If you can be, do and have anything in your life, what does that look like for you? How does it feel for you? And what is possible on the other side?” - Rachel ends 558 “Most people don’t have what they want in life because they don’t know what they want  in life.” - Erin “We don’t take the time to plan our lives and discover who we are and what we want to do.” - Erin “Our why is our north star.” - Rachel “Today I’m choosing to do me, for me.” - Rachel
19:04
April 28, 2021
111: Stepping into Self-Love
If you are tired of loathing yourself and are ready to fall in love with the real YOU, then you need to listen into this week’s live episode of The Confident Woman Podcast. In part 10 of our 12 week series, Erin and Rachel dive into how you can transform from self-loathing to self-loving one step at a time! You’ll hear more on: ❥ The big shift in focus you will need to make ❥ Why checking your emotions and changing your mindset are key ❥ What the journey actually looks like going from self-loathing to self-love ❥ Who you need to become best friends with (it might just surprise you!) ❥ The importance of recognizing that self-love is the highest form of love ❥ And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You shouldn’t have this feeling of arrogance for liking yourself.” - Erin “If you’re purposefully looking in the mirror and you’re already feeling down about yourself, don’t give it a second thought.” - Rachel “You’re a product of your environment.” - Rachel “When you receive a compliment, you don’t have to be defensive or pay it back right away.” - Rachel “If you wouldn’t take it from somebody else, don’t give it yourself.” - Erin
18:24
April 21, 2021
110: The Journey to Self-Mastery
Ever wonder what the journey to self-mastery might look like? In part 9 of our 12-week series on the podcast, Erin and Rachel are sharing how you can master your journey through healing, forgiveness, and letting go of who you believe you are so you can step into who you’re created to be—The Confident Woman. You’ll hear more on: ❥ What these 3 actions really are ❥ The one big benefit of this journey ❥ Why this journey never truly ends (and for good reason!) ❥ The ongoing commitment you need to make to yourself ❥ ...And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “To forgive is to forget.” - Erin “It’s not fair for us to carry the burden and actions of somebody else’s wrongdoing.” - Rachel “You’re giving all that power away and you’re letting that one isolated incident rob you of your entire life.” - Erin “There will always be ghosts in a sense to remind you of where you came from.” - Rachel
17:42
April 14, 2021
109: The Keys for Mastering Your Life
What does it take to finally feel like you are living life the way you were meant to? In part 8 of a 12 week series on Becoming The Confident Woman, Erin and Rachel are chatting about the keys to living the life you’ve always wanted. They share the importance of getting fit from within and taking time for self-care! The girls cover: ❥ What it truly means to get fit from within ❥ The role self-awareness can play in your life ❥ Why self-care is so important ❥ Prioritizing yourself and your needs before serving/caring for others ❥ Filling your cup up ❥ The one things that changes everything ❥ And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: ‘I feel like for many women, we’re just back there. We’re kind of sitting on simmer.” - Rachel “A lot of people don’t know where to find that measuring stick of progression.” - Erin “Self-awareness obviously starts with you.” - Rachel “It’s never about the body, it’s about how we perceive and receive ourselves.” - Rachel “I think truly being self-aware is understanding where you need to get better.” - Erin
19:19
April 7, 2021
108: How to Undo the Damage of Self-Abuse
Where do your beliefs around things like physical appearance and weight come from? In part 7 of a 12-week series, on the podcast, Erin and Rachel are talking about identifying the root cause of your beliefs and how to let go and surrender to who you are right NOW! You’ll hear more about: ❥ Why you feel the need to look a certain way ❥ The power of forgiveness ❥ Why you need to let go and heal internally ❥ Creating new beliefs ❥ And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “From a very young age, we get shaped and shifted into who we become.” - Rachel “Everybody has something they don’t like.” - Erin “How they see you is a reflection of how they see themselves. They are seeing you through their lens.'' - Rachel “I feel like minimalism is just the key to happiness.” - Erin
18:11
March 31, 2021
107: What Health & Fitness Are Really About
Losing weight. Getting skinnier. Fitting in the smaller pant size. That’s what health and fitness are all about, right? WRONG!  In part 6 of our 12-week series, Erin and Rachel sit down to chat about what health and fitness really mean and how you can start taking action today! Tune in as we discuss: ❥ Creating an overall healthy lifestyle from within ❥ How you can create and manage to build a maintain a body you love ❥The trifecta to living life as your best and most confident self - a healthy body, a positive mindset, and a soul filled with self-love and gratitude ❥ And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Where is the longevity and what is your end goal?” - Rachel “Take a nice little cruise for life.” - Erin “How would life look different if we didn’t even have to lose the weight to get to the fun stuff? - Rachel “You can find things that you enjoy doing that you like, but you can make them a part of a healthy lifestyle for you.” - Erin “Finding the fun in fitness is so important.” - Rachel
19:35
March 24, 2021
106: Have You Fallen Victim to the “Trap”
When it comes to diet and exercise, have you fallen victim to the diet and exercise trap? Do you feel stuck in your current diet and exercise routine? Do you feel that with every step forward, you take two, three, and more steps back? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and wish to put an end to this diet and exercise riddle? Well, you are not alone! In part 5 of our 12-week series, Rachel and Erin dive into the common misconceptions, myths, beliefs, lies, and common marketing ploys that try to sell you quick fix to our lifelong struggles. Tune in as we discuss: ❥ What are common and current Diet & Exercise “Traps” ❥ all the “false” beliefs/concepts/myths/fad/gimmicks/supplement ❥ How common marketing tactics prey on our mental, emotional, and physical  “insecurities” ❥ How to spot trends between diets and exercise to prevent you from being another victim to becoming the hero of your own story. ❥ The importance of longevity and lifestyle from a health and fitness standpoint ❥ The importance of addressing and healing our wounds vs. looking for the next bandage of quick fixes Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The takeaway here is taking personal responsibility.” - Rachel “What kind of life do you want?” - Rachel “I would never give anything long enough to become a lifestyle.” - Erin “Hopefully you’re buying into programs and products where the people are teaching lifestyle.” - Erin
21:18
March 17, 2021
105: Finding Your Worth and Identity From Within
What are you tying your worth and identity to? Do you believe that these are intertwined with playing a certain part or role? In part 4 of our 12-week series, Rachel and Erin are diving into what identity and self-worth really mean and how to start accepting yourself from the inside out. The girls talk more about: ❥ Discovering the root of low self-esteem ❥ The need to look “the part” ❥ Holding steadfast to our identity, aligning it with our actions or appearance ❥ Is our worthiness dependent upon the # on the scale or the size of your jeans? ❥ Tying identity to a specific role you have in life (and what you can do to change this!) ❥ Society’s expectations of what is worthy and acceptable and what you can do to pave your own way. ❥ ...and so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “It really comes down to knowing who you are, so therefore you can determine the value of your worth!” - Rachel “The only limits that we have are the ones we set upon ourselves.” - Rachel “What really is going to make us happy is inside of us all along.” - Erin “We’re more involved in other people’s lives sometimes than our own.” - Erin
21:28
March 10, 2021
104: What is Normal? Overcoming Comparison and Shame
What is normal? Is it okay to not be “normal”? In today’s society, there are a lot of norms or what we believe to be the standard. These standards cause us to compare and shame ourselves when we don’t fit into the norm. So how can we get past this? Today, in part 3 of our 12-week series, Rachel Brooks and Erin Klein are talking all about what is normal and how to accept you just as you are! We'll be highlighting: ❥ The spheres of influence around you ❥ The effect social media and TV have on your perceptions ❥ The ideal image of what a woman SHOULD look, act, and be ❥ The comparison “gap” we fall into if not measuring up to others ❥ And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I don’t think that’ll change anything until people start being more real.” - Erin “It’s almost like the worth is only validated by how we physically look.” - Rachel “What is wrong with really owning who we are?” - Rachel “The only way to fix it is one person at a time.” - Erin It’s literally up to us to recognize that there’s something wrong and then go back and correct course.” - Rachel
21:03
March 3, 2021
103: The Struggle is Real: Our Stories
Are you struggling with your weight? Self-esteem? Seeking validation from others? If so, then you’ll want to join us for part 2 of our 12 week series, Becoming the Confident Woman: The Journey from Body Acceptance to Self-Love. Join Rachel and Erin as they share their own stories and struggles with body acceptance and self-love. They will be talking about everything from yo-yo dieting, excessive exercise to how to silence the noise. In this episode, we’ll be discussing: Rachel’s journey around Body Dysmorphia, eating disorders, self-image and self-esteem Quieting the noise from within and seeking external validation Erin’s experience with yo-yo dieting and always going to the next fad diet to embracing a new body and identity The importance of building a lifestyle instead of a quick fix Weight loss vs. sustainability Reasons to become a healthier version of yourself with the proper understanding of knowledge and resources And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast
25:55
February 24, 2021
102: No Matter Where You Are on Your Journey, You Are Never Alone.
No matter where you are on your journey, you are never alone. To kick off our first episode in our new 12-week series, Rachel Brooks and Erin Klein will be sharing their “WHY” behind the 12-Week Series, Becoming the Confident Woman: The Journey from Body Acceptance to Self-Love In this episode, we’ll be discussing: Why we are always a work in progress That you are never alone What is current and relevant to now Is there such a thing as perfect timing? How we can contribute and empower women to reclaim their own power Changing the way we as a community/society/women see ourselves and others And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “It’s beautiful when women come together.” - Rachel “I feel like in each stage of our lives there are just different things that we feel like are so important that when it comes to our appearance that just makes us hate ourselves.” - Erin 4 “It doesn’t mean that we don’t keep working towards those things but how to still love ourselves for where we are now.” - Erin “What happens when we start comparing?” - Rachel
10:36
February 17, 2021
101: Cracking the Code with Nagina Abdullah
Struggling to make time to workout? Always have an excuse on why you can’t make your health a priority? Now is the time to move past the excuses to become a healthier version of you! Today’s guest, Nagina Abdullah, joins Erin and Rachel to chat about how she helps busy professional women, physicians and 7-figure entrepreneurs working 60+ hours lose 20-40+ pounds even if they’ve tried it all. Nagina shares her favorite tips and tricks on how she helps women crack the code to a healthier lifestyle and how you can do the same! The girls talk about: The moment where everything changed for Nagina One key important step you need to take at the beginning of your weight loss journey An important food you need to get off of at the start of your journey Why adding more foods to your repertoire you can cut the cravings Two ingredients you need at every meal What might be destroying your energy Nagina’s favorite alternatives to some of your favorite desserts The spices that can do wonders for your health and body And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Nagina’s Resources: Website: https://masalabody.com Facebook Group: Healthy Lifestyle for Professional Female Leaders  Instagram: @masalabody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nagina-abdullah/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/masalabody/ Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The weight is absolutely holding me back and I need to change it, but this time I have to keep it off.” - Nagina “The first way I decided to make it fun was to make the food I was eating taste good.” - Nagina “You can tell when someone’s eating right, it shows up everywhere.” - Nagina “Learn how to hack your body.” - Nagina
34:12
February 10, 2021
100: Why Your Struggles are Needed
The Confident Woman Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes! Throughout these 100 episodes, Erin and Rachel have talked all about how you can be your most authentic, true self. And today is no different! Today, the girls are talking all about why the struggles you are facing are real and why they are needed. The girls cover: The daily struggle Rachel has that you might relate too What overcoming a struggle actually means Why you need to look back at how far you’ve come in the last year The projection you are seeing online How everyone, including you, struggles with different things Why it’s important to share your struggles What happens when you continually deny what you’re dealing with Using your issues to motivate you into becoming a better version of yourself And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You have no idea how hard it is every single day to wake up and make it a choice to love myself.” - Rachel “Everyone is dealing with something.” - Erin “Whatever your journey is, it’s unique to you but it’s not unique to other people.” - Rachel “Things sucking isn’t a bad thing.” - Erin
18:31
February 3, 2021
99: Growing Your Business with Ease with Tiffany Napper
Building and running a business can be hard. But it can also be empowering, joyful and successful. This is exactly what our guest, Tiffany Napper, does. TIffany is a Holistic Business Coach and CEO who empowers women to find 6-figure success with their creative businesses while cultivating self-love and joy along the way. She joins Erin and Rachel today to talk about how you can grow your business successfully while having these and more ease! The girls discuss: How Tiffany was able to step up and take the messy action The “toxic dragons” that will pop up along your journey What happens when you wait for perfection Why you want to work with someone who is continually learning and growing Knowing the non-negotiables in your business Learning your strengths and what comes easily to you Finding out why something is hard to you And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Tiffany’s website: www.tiffanynapper.com Tiffany’s Instagram: @tiffanynapper Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “What looks like success to you might not be the same level of success to someone else.” - Tiffany “Even though it’s easy does not mean it’s not valuable.”- Tiffany “If we wait until it’s perfect, it’ll never happen.” - Tiffany “There are going to be hard moments and hard times in the journey.” - Tiffany
36:57
January 27, 2021
98: How to Become a Better Leader
Do you want to become a leader at work? At home? On your team? If so, then this episode is for you! Today, Erin and Rachel are chatting all about how you can become a better leader. They talk about everything from the actions you can take to improve your leadership to the characteristics that a good leader will always have. The girls cover: The first step in becoming a good leader (and it’s not what you think!) How growing your leadership skills is a day by day process The one person you need to leading at all times What you always need to be clear on when communicating with your team Gauging the effectiveness of your leadership How to make the best decisions when taking on a leadership role The #1 thing you need to make sure all of your team members are feeling Who you need to surround yourself with And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The thing to realize about becoming a leader and growing in your leadership abilities is that you are a student of it at all times and it continues. It doesn’t ever end.” - Erin “I realized that leadership really is about leading you.” - Rachel “I think leaders notice the hard work that you do.” - Erin “Because how you do anything is how you do everything.” - Erin “Everything starts and ends with you.” - Rachel
20:22
January 20, 2021
97: Growing Your Business with Authenticity and Ease with Molly Hillenbrand
Are you looking to start or grow your business while cultivating self-love and joy along the way? If this is you, then today’s episode is a must listen too! Molly Hillenbrand joins Erin and Rachel to discuss how she has been able to help empower women to grow their businesses with authenticity and ease and how you can do the same! The girls cover: The power in finding your why Why you need to be the face of your brand to see ultimate success The thing society has lost in recent years (and how we can get it back!) The real value in showing your femininity and softness What you need to do in order to stand out in the crowded space The right way to do manage your social media presence What you need to feel about the people you work with Molly’s best tips and tricks for remaining authentic while not spending your whole day on social media Why taking a break from social media is not as big of a deal as you think it will be And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Molly’s Instagram: @mollydare Molly’s Podcast Instagram: @onairwithmollydare Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “But really where people are going to fall in love and be loyal fans of you is if they get to know YOU.” - Molly “People want real.” - Molly “Sometimes it literally just starts with putting yourself in the photo.” - Molly “Nobody wants a perfectly curated anything.” - Molly
43:07
January 13, 2021
96: The Journey to Entrepreneurship. Finding The Right Fit for You.
Tired of your job? Feel like there is no room for growth or expansion? Today, Erin and Rachel take a look at Rachel’s journey to entrepreneurship, finding the right fit for her life, and how you can do the same! The girls talk about: What different careers Rachel had before she entered entrepreneurship The stagnation in your career that could be holding you back Why asking for help can be key even when it’s difficult to do The period of time that really allowed Rachel to grow into entrepreneurship Who you need to seek validation from Tapping into your skills and talents to find a career you’re passionate about The one thing that you will always encounter along the way And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I knew I had to quit because it was really toxic for me. “ - Rachel “It was the greatest decision I ever made.” - Rachel “You can’t wear 37 hats in a day” - Rachel “I value freedom and flexibility more than I do money.” - Rachel
20:38
January 6, 2021
95: Crowning Your Confidence with Megan Swanson
In today’s episode, Rachel and Erin sit down to chat with Megan Swanson. Megan is the current Miss Nebraska USA as well as the CEO and founder of Powerhouse Pageantry. She helps women to live their most authentic lives by equipping them to rewire toxic mindsets, grow in leadership and communication skills. Megan talks about the struggles and lack of confidence she felt before entering the pageant world as well as the empowerment she felt after competing. She also shares how for her and her client's pageantry is about so much more than winning, it’s about the long-term effects it can have. Lastly, she talks about what it’s like to reign during a pandemic, to be present in your current situation, and that it’s the culmination of little actions that create big things. P.S. She shares her favorite way to remind yourself of all the things you have accomplished! Connect with Megan: Instagram: @megan_swanson  @powerhousepageantry Facebook: @powerhousepageantry www.powerhousepageantry.com Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “People love to pick at things that stand out.” - Megan “One of the greatest things we can learn as leaders is how to adapt and overcome.” - Megan “When crap hits the fan you figure out who the heck you are.” - Megan “There’s so much success on the other side of a little confidence.” - Megan
33:06
December 30, 2020
94: Our Holiday Wishes for You!
In this mini-episode, Erin and Rachel want to thank YOU for listening to the podcast! The girls are beyond grateful for your support and remind you to be grateful for what you have this holiday season. And remember, enjoy the holidays with your loved ones! Connect with Rachel and Erin:  Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast
02:51
December 23, 2020
93: Less Stress This Time of Year
Raise your hand if this year has been stressful? Maybe you need to raise both hands! But today, Erin and Rachel are talking about how you can reduce your stress not only this holiday season but all year long! Erin and Rachel talk more about: The #1 thing that should be a priority this holiday season The girls’ favorite ways to reduce their stress Why you shouldn’t sweat the small things Different ways to take self care during the holidays Giving yourself permission to try new things Why communicating your needs is so important And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I think it’s realizing what’s important and what’s not.” - Erin “Don’t make the small things big things!” - Erin “You need your time.” - Rachel “Have that time do those things that are just fun and that you enjoy.” - Erin “Make sure you have time for YOU!” - Rachel
19:38
December 16, 2020
92: How to Use the 4 Areas of Fitness to Attract Love with Maggie Dong
If you think fitness involves only the physical aspect, you are WRONG! Fitness is not just the physical aspect. It also includes the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life too. Today, the girls sit down with Maggie Dong who shares how you can use these 4 areas together to call in the relationships you’ve always wanted! You’ll hear more about: How the death of a loved one started it all Why having a void in any of the 4 areas will never allow you to grow The choice you get to decide on every single day One thing Maggie will never do again in a relationship Why she does not want to have a coaching client forever (and neither should you!) The person you should always rely on What you need to do before you can be in a successful relationship The most important thing you can have when it comes to success in any part of your life And so much more! Resources: Maggie's Instagram: @maggiedong_ Maggie's Podcast: Mind Muscle Enlightenment Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Without these hardships, how will we ever grow? - Maggie “That inspired me to not settle for these things anymore.” - Maggie “We’re not here to make men feel comfortable.” - Maggie “You can’t rely on anyone else.” - Maggie
29:50
December 9, 2020
91: Building Community and Connection During COVID
In this short and sweet episode, Erin and Rachel sit down to talk about how you can build community, connection and a sense of belonging in the world right now. The girls chat about everything from the struggles that come with trying to connect online, how social media can be both good and bad and why self reflection has always been key! If you’ve been struggling to find your people in this new way of life, then this episode is for you! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “We’re energy and we need to be around people. That’s a human need.” - Rachel “I need to slow down  and just be silent to think about things.” - Erin “We need people.” - Rachel
11:30
December 2, 2020
90: Money Confidence with Elizabeth Hand
By 2030, women will control 2/3rds of our nation’s wealth. Yet, we don’t talk openly about money, our desire to make more money or how we can create financial security for ourselves. So how can we fix this? Today’s guest, Elizabeth Hand, is a Certified Financial Planner who helps women gain confidence and clarity around their money decisions. She chats with Erin and Rachel all about the right steps you can take to make the best money decisions for YOU! You’ll hear more about: Why the conversation about money needs to be different with women The #1 key to women having success with money Elizabeth’s top tips for managing your finances Small financial tweaks you can make today for financial security Two big things that are musts for long term growth and success What to look for in a financial advisor The confidence you have when know your money One big issue women of the baby boomer generation have had to deal with Framing conversations so that you are able to connect to other women of different backgrounds And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: LinkedIn: Elizabeth Hand Elizabeth FB Group: Pleasant Financial Conversations Elizabeth’s Youtube Channel: Pleasant Financial Conversations Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I think women can be really really good at making money, but managing money and earning money are like two different beasts.” - Erin “I do think there are ways that we can make small tweaks in our lives now.” - Elizabeth “Maybe sometimes take a little bit of trickle for yourself. Save it for retirement. Getting that early. You just set yourself up for so much more success.”  - Elizabeth “We have a way of commenting about the way that people spend their money that can be really negative.” - Elizabeth “The conversations I was having this year after the economy tanked was hey let’s sit on our hands.” - Elizabeth
33:35
November 25, 2020
89: How to Navigate Through an Identity Crisis
Who are you? What do you do? Such simple questions. Yet, questions that can have a lot of impact. So much of who you are is tied into your identity, but do you truly know who you are? Today, Erin and Rachel are talking about identities and how they can impact you and your life! You’ll hear more about: The constant evolution of who you are How Erin has been reframing her identity since becoming a mom (while not losing herself) Why you are more than just one identity The conflict Rachel felt being labeled a “fitness” woman Why doing the internal work is so important Where your perceptions around identities come from The simple question that can trip you up How to figure out who you truly are And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “How you perceive that you hold of yourself, your actions are going to follow that.” - Erin “We don’t have to pigeonhole us into one role.” - Rachel “I can choose what that identity means to me and reinvent that for me.” - Erin “We hear a label and we’ve already attached a belief to it.” - Rachel
23:44
November 18, 2020
88: The Sober Curious Movement with Morgan Haman
Ever feel like maybe you’re drinking more than you’d like? Or maybe you’re tired of the way it makes you feel afterwards? Today’s guest, Morgan Haman, joins Erin and Rachel to chat about the sober curious movement and how taking time away from drinking can be the best thing for you! The girls talk more about: The decision that led Morgan to take a break from drinking What is impacted when you have even 1 drink (it’s not just a hangover) The physical, mental and emotional changes that occur when you aren’t drinking How alcohol has become both glamorized and normalized and the problems this creates The ways sobriety changes your relationship with yourself and alcohol What is ultimately behind everything you do, including to drink or not Different things you can say to people who get defensive about their drinking own The unhealthy habits people might have developed during quarantine And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Alcohol is 1 or 2 like #1 or #2 of the most addictive substances period.” - Morgan ”Anyone has the opportunity to be an addict to alcohol.” - Morgan “It changes your relationship with self and the need to depend upon something else.” - Rachel “Sometimes you have to make hard choices to get the result you want.” - Morgan
30:30
November 11, 2020
87: How to Focus on Focus
Oftentimes, we let the little things distract us from reaching our big goals. We allow things like scrolling on Instagram, watching YouTube, or checking off the little tasks to deter us from putting our big goals into focus. How do we change that? Today, Erin and Rachel share how they are able to focus on the big things and how you can too! The girls talk more on: The different ways they focus on the big tasks How to find what works for YOU! Productivity versus busy work Why knowing yourself is important to succeeding Keeping your eye on the prize Why no two routines will look the same Shedding light on what and where you’re spending your time The effect social media has on your goals Tips for focusing successfully And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “There’s so many things that go into setting yourself up for success.” - Erin “I give myself these little rewards.” - Rachel “We don’t want to do the hard work. So we’d rather just do the easy stuff because it gives us quick wins.” - Rachel “Sometimes I have to trick myself into getting things done.” - Erin
22:13
November 4, 2020
86: Email Marketing Done Right with Jena Bagley
Have you considered using email marketing for your business, but don’t know where to start? Today’s guest, Jena Bagley, sits down with Erin and Rachel to share her best tips and tricks on how you can use email marketing effectively for your business. The girls discuss: The powerful thing email marketing does for you business Why email marketing is key to business success The synergistic relationship between your emails and social media What 80% of your emails need to be focused on (hint: it’s not you!) The #1 thing you need to let your audience know Simple ways to share your offers in your emails One of the biggest mistake Jena sees people make with their emails Why a welcoming email is a must (and what should be included) The most important thing you need to be providing to your subscribers Three things you need to do if your new to email marketing And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Website: www.aweber.com,  Jena’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/jena_bagley Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Email marketing is really the practice of building relationships with your customers and your prospects.” - Jena “The list you’re unsubscribing from, they haven’t given you enough value to stick around and not want to unsubscribe.” - Jena “It should always be about serving your subscriber first and about you last.” - Jena “People aren’t just going to give you their email address.” - Jena
38:20
October 28, 2020
85: How The Lows Lead You To The Highs
What would you be willing to do or sacrifice in order to see your dreams come true? On this very special episode, Erin lets you in on a little bit of her own entrepreneurial journey. She shares how some of the sacrifices, like sleeping in her car for a couple of months have led her to where she is now! You’ll hear more on: Why anything worth achieving involves sacrifices What led Erin to sleeping in her car and showering in Planet Fitness for a couple of months The one thing you can guarantee will happen when you are trying to achieve your dreams Why community and connection are so important How the lows build up to the highs What all those hard situations allowed Erin to realize when the right offer came around The role ego plays And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “If you don't know the outcome and you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing or you don’t see the bigger picture, then the little things are going to trip you up upfront.” - Erin “All of your lows have amounted to your highs.” - Rachel “You have to be in motion in order for things to open to you.” - Erin “Sharing those lows makes you feel less alone.” - Rachel
20:38
October 21, 2020
84: Temptation Island to Authentic Self with Kate Griffith
Ever wonder what it's like to watch yourself on a reality TV show? Only to realize that you weren’t even being your authentic self? This happened to today’s guest, Kate Griffith when she was Temptation Island. Kate joins the girls to discuss her time on Temptation Island and how it helped her to transform her life to one of truth and authenticity. The girls talk more about: What led Kate to going on Temptation Island The vicious cycle she was in for a long time What shadow work is and how it has helped Kate take ownership of who she is The false sense of confidence she had after leaving the show How Kate processes the negative comments The moment when she realized she wasn’t being her authentic self How Kate processes and responds to the negative comments The one thing that makes you stronger every time Kate’s best advice on how to live your best authentic life And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Kate’s Instagram:  @iamkategriffith Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The relationship is just a mirror. The other person is just a mirror for yourself.” - Kate “I’m not living my authentic life.” - Kate “React less. Love more.” - Kate “Send light, send love to those people who might be in a darker place.” - Kate “I had to fall on my face a couple of times in life in order to keep getting back up stronger.” - Kate
30:13
October 14, 2020
83: Removing the Masks We Wear
In this short and sweet episode Erin and Rachel share what they discovered after polling the women in their Facebook group, The Confident Woman, on what masks they have let go of in their lives. The girls found it very interesting to see the different responses of what people considered to be their masks and how they shed them. Some believed it was physical things like never wearing shorts because they felt uncomfortable showing their legs. Where others felt there were mental masks that they finally got rid of. Overall it seemed to be things they felt that society would not approve of. The girls share different masks they themselves have removed over time. The realization that our experiences are what connect us and if we hide those then no one can truly connect with us. Finally, Erin and Rachel share the importance of self-awareness and the questions we can all ask ourselves to see if we are not letting go of our masks. Here are some highlights: How we are all compensating in our lives What you need to lead with in both business and life Removing our masks levels the playing field And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You don’t what holds you back until you have a voice to use it.” - Rachel “The more times you fail, that just makes you more relatable.” - Erin “Those failures are what make you a better leader not your success.” - Erin “You have nowhere to hide.” - Rachel
11:09
October 7, 2020
82: Overcoming Fear with Emma Ferrick
Fears can hold you back. They can keep you stuck. But how can you move past them? Today’s guest Emma Ferrick joins Erin and Rachel to talk about how she was able to leave and move on from an abusive relationship, take control of her life and create a business that serves her and her family. She shares how she was able to overcome fear and you can too! The girls discuss: How leaving an abusive relationship led her to take control of her life What ultimately led her to creating her own business The mindset shift Emma had around her abuse and being a victim Why persistence was key to her ultimately succeeding How she was able to look at her situation with perspective Why going full-time in business during COVID was the best decision for Emma The action step you need to take right NOW A mental switch you need to make as a business owner The worst thing that could happen if your business does not succeed (and it’s not that bad!) And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Emma’s website: https://www.elfoperations.com Emma’s Facebook: @ELFOperation Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I don’t know if I would’ve been intact as much as I could have without her.” - Emma “You’re not just thinking of it like an employee, I have to think like 5 steps ahead.” - Emma “If I don’t have more time then I’m not going to be able to take on more clients.” - Emma
30:53
September 30, 2020
81: Finding Balance in Work and Life
Work life balance. Does it exist? Can you make it happen in your life? If this is something you’ve been trying to figure out today’s episode is for you! Today, Erin and Rachel are chatting all about work life balance. They share everything from their thoughts on what work life balance means to them to if they’ve achieved it themselves. The girls talk more about: How Erin incorporates work into her everyday life (and you can too!) Embracing the chunks of time you have throughout your day One issue Rachel runs into when she works from home The struggle to turn off your “work brain” Why we are all figuring it out as we go How life changes can cause disruptions to your normal routine Prioritizing what’s important to YOU The importance of being present in the moment Why integrating your business into your life can be a win-win What happens when you tell yourself that you don’t have time And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I don’t want my work to be something I resent doing. I want that to be a part of my life” - Erin “I’ve had to learn how to do the most I can in 20-minute increments throughout the day.” - Erin “For me, I’m always on.” - Rachel “You shouldn’t have to choose.” - Rachel
15:54
September 23, 2020
80: Ditching The Diet with Kristen Kunk
Are you tired of constantly going from diet to diet? Do you fear eating your favorite foods because you think they’re “bad” for you? If so, then today’s episode was made for you! Today, Erin and Rachel are joined by Kristen Kunk who shares how you can ditch the diet and live a confident and carefree life free from diets, cultural should’s and other people’s opinions. The girls talk about: What women really want when wanting to lose weight and get healthy The turning point in Kristen’s life that led her intuitive eating Questions you can ask yourself when you are turning to food Why you are giving your power away even though you want to be in control of your life The repetitive cycle Kristen stayed in during her 20s (and that you may be doing too) When she finally embraced her body What you actually need to do when you go to social events The mindset required to move past the quick fixes Why putting time limits on our goals can be detrimental to achieving them What happens when you allow yourself to eat the foods you desire And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Website: www.kristenkunk.com Instagram: @kristenkunk Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You get to choose today to make a different choice.” - Kristen “You’re putting your value in other people’s hands. That’s affecting how your showing up in life” - Kristen “You’re not going to be the ‘I’ll start again on Monday’ girl anymore.” - Kristen “This isn’t a quick fix. This is your life.” - Kristen
40:34
September 16, 2020
79: The Right Way to Ask For Help
Have you felt like you’ve been drowning in all the things you need to do? Could someone help you with some of these tasks? Today, Erin and Rachel are chatting about knowing when it’s the right time to ask for help and how to find the right people for it! The girls discuss: Recognizing what is preventing you from asking for help The smart way to ask for help (small steps) Why asking for help is the gateway to success How to find the right person to help you The resourcefulness that is required to outsource successfully Questions you need to ask yourself to see how you can outsource The one thing that we all have Who is willing to help you (and it might just surprise you!) Vocalizing what you want exactly And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Everything starts with you.” - Rachel “You’re not too fearful to take another step if it’s just something small and minor.” - Erin “I think there’s something to be said about the pride that you have in yourself when you are resourceful enough to figure that problem out.” - Erin “We’re givers. We want to contribute.” - Rachel
15:53
September 9, 2020
78: Rejection to Redemption: The Road to Self-Love with Kelly Chase
What’s on the other side of fear and rejection? Kelly Chase joins the girls to talk about just that. She shares how you can go from a place of rejection to a place of love and worth. Oh, and she lets Erin and Rachel in on how her experience on the hit Netflix show Love Is Blind! You’ll hear more about: The pivotal moment that began Kelly’s personal development journey One important thing she makes time for every single day What events led her to mindset and empowerment coaching The power you have in sharing your vulnerability How you can bring awareness to the emotions your feeling Why having support in your life and business is key to success Books that have helped transform her life (and can transform yours too!) How Love Is Blind has affected Kelly’s life Why you need to celebrate everything, including the small things And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Kelly’s Instagram: @chaselifewithkelly Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: Every single person who asked me what I was eating, no one asked me how much I was eating.” - Kelly “I find that time. I make that time.” - Kelly “How we do one thing is legit how we do everything.” - Kelly “It’s crazy how we tie our value and our self worth to external things.” - Rachel “You have to create space for yourself.” - Rachel
54:15
September 2, 2020
77: Quick Fix Apps: Are They Right For You?
We’ve all heard of those apps that will let us lose 50 pounds in 21 days. Or that will make us $5000 in 30 days. But should you buy into it? Today, Erin and Rachel are sharing their thoughts on apps like these. They tackle everything from what to do when you see these apps, what happens when you have success from these and so much more! You’ll hear more about: The detrimental side effect these apps can have in the long run What quick fixes are built on One question you need to ask yourself when deciding if one of these apps is for you The underlying reason why these apps want you to buy (and it’s not so you can triumph) How these quick fixes prey upon people Why jumping on the bandwagon can be toxic to your future Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Nothing is a quick fix.” - Rachel “So we can trick ourselves into thinking that it’s our fault, not this 21 day program’s fault.” - Erin “It’s almost like your giving your success and failure away.” - Erin “Now it’s marketed as some fabricated, beautiful object that looks and sounds different than diet, so you’re going to try that one and it’s the same thing.” - Rachel
16:28
August 26, 2020
76: Elevate Your Life with Lee Cordell
Want to know how you can elevate and accelerate your life? If so, then this episode is for you. Today, the girls are joined by Lee Cordell who shares the steps you can right NOW to propel your life forward! You’ll hear more about: Two things that are necessary to finding balance in your life An interesting mental shift Lee had to make to in order to succeed The surprising realization Lee made about her own life (and why you might feel the same way) Questions you should be asking yourself at the end of the day What “zone of genius” truly means How saying yes to the scary things can propel you forward What’s really going on when you feel overwhelmed by making a decision Why learning how fear shows up for you is important How she created a planner without planning to create What can help you to keep going forward when imposter syndrome sets in The number of times people need to hear your message The hardest lesson Lee had to learn And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: IG: @LeeCCordell @Thewriteplanners FB: @thesuccessfulfilledwoman Websites: www.Thewriteplannerco.com  www.leeccordell.com Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: You can do whatever you want but there’s no guarantee any of it’s going to work.” - Lee “You know you just have to lower your standards in places and let things go.” - Lee “Nothing is original” - Rachel “When you’re in your zone of genius, in order to truly live there, you have to come from a space of being in faith and not being fear based.” - Lee
45:35
August 19, 2020
75: Building Relationships You Love: Part 3
Independent. Dependent. Codependent. Which one exemplifies most of your relationships? Can there be a mix of these that make up a relationship? Today, in the final installment of the relationship series, Erin and Rachel are diving into the makeup of relationships, steps you can to improve these relationships, and what ultimately relationships come down to! The girls discuss: Ways your subconscious mind may be sabotaging relationships How you may be missing the mark Communication struggles Erin faced at the beginning of her relationship with her husband (and why you may be having the same struggles) A major problem you might have in your thinking about men and relationships Repercussions that can happen when you repress your emotions Important discussions to have before you get married The two things all relationships are ultimately based off of And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You do have to kind of spell things out for them sometimes.” - Erin “I think we’re taught to just like stuff them down and not feel emotions.”  - Rachel “It’s a constant growth. The journey never ends.” - Rachel
15:15
August 12, 2020
74: How to Build Relationships You Love: Part 2
Do you want to be in a happy, successful partnership? Or maybe you want to improve the partnership you’re already in? If so, you’ll definitely want to listen to today’s episode. In part 2 of a 3 part series, Rachel and Erin are diving into how you can build the romantic relationship you desire! The girls discuss: The growth you develop throughout a marriage Why comparison will only harm your own relationship How Rachel and Erin met their husbands The mindset you and your partner need to have Distractions that people face today while dating How you can twist other people’s personalities to fit what you want What happens when you find the right person One dating pattern that kept popping up in Rache’s life The evaluation you need to do on yourself Unmet expectations you may be placing on your partner And so much more! Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “There were just subtle hints along the way where it was like this is the right type of person.” - Erin “Sometimes we ignore them [redflags] because we want something so bad.” - Erin “What you lead with, you attract.” - Rachel "Have a clear dialogue.” - Rachel
20:34
August 5, 2020
73: How to Build Relationships You Love: Part 1
Do you struggle with building real, authentic relationships with people? Or do ever wonder why friendships or relationships don’t seem to last? If so, then today’s episode is one you won’t want to miss! In today’s episode, Rachel and Erin are diving into where relationships actually start, the internal work you need to do, and more in the first part of a new 3 part series! You’ll hear more about: What Rachel let go of in her life that allowed her to meet her husband How each bad relationship teaches you something about yourself The first step you need to take in the process of finding the relationships you desire What your relationships really come down too (and it might just surprise you) Why it’s ok if your dreams don’t look like other peoples The one place women should not seek validation from Who you need to be true to at all times The pressure others can force on you (and how you can move past it) Why social media can be your biggest enemy And so much more! Resources: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Throughout this whole journey, it really is about becoming your best friend.” - Rachel “At the time you are going through it, it can suck!” - Erin “I had to learn to be my own best damn friend.” - Erin “If you don’t value and respect yourself, there is not another human being out here on this Earth that will do that job for you.” - Rachel “Ask yourself, who’s clock are you on?” -Rachel
23:14
July 29, 2020
72: Creating a Virtual Empire with Laura Licursi
 Do you want more freedom and flexibility? Have you ever considered that starting your own online business might be the way to achieving those things? Well today Laura Licursi joins the girls to chat about how she became a virtual assistant, what she does now to help other virtual assistants and how you can build your own online business right now! You’ll hear more about: Laura’s best advice for getting started in the online world What can happen when you get information from multiple sources The first place to look when starting your own business Fundamental steps you must take in order to be successful without the overwhelm One big issue Laura sees people struggling with when trying to run an online business Some of the top reasons why you may want to start your own business What you ultimately want when breaking away from the corporate world The flexibility your own business can give you Laura’s thought on if everyone can be an entrepreneurship Why you need to always be networking in your business (and it’s not why you think!) And so much more! Laura Licursi is the founder of Elite Virtual Assistants, The Elite VA Hub, The VA School & EVA-Match. EVA is a virtual staffing agency that helps attorneys, busy professionals and small business owners go from busy to productive. Laura also supports women in the virtual assistant space with The Elite VA Hub which is a free community and resource center, The VA School which is an online course teaching women how to start their own VA business from the ground up, and Elite VA Match which is a virtual assistant match-making site. Virtual assistants can promote their business & potential clients can find that perfect VA. Laura’s Resources: Websites: elitevirtualassist.com, elitevahub.com, elitevamatch.com, Social Media: twitter.com/evassist, facebook.com/elitevirtualassist, linkedin.com/in/lauralicursi/, instagram.com/elite_assist/, pinterest.com/evassist, https://www.facebook.com/groups/elitevahub Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I was just really ready to kind of up it and become a real business owner.” - Laura “You don’t need to throw in the kitchen sink.” - Laura “When you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work.” - Laura “You always want to be doing something to keep you and your business moving forward.” - Laura
35:16
July 22, 2020
71: Success on Your Terms with Dr. Shellie Hipsky
How do you define success? Maybe you feel that you must dress or act a certain way in order to feel successful. But what if we told you that isn’t true? Today, Erin and Rachel are joined by special guest, Dr. Shellie Hipsky to talk about what success truly means and how you can reach it! You’ll hear more about: Shellie’s favorite entrepreneurial success secret How you can navigate through all the noise One of the most important things you need to be doing on your entrepreneurial journey The only place you need to look in order to feel successful Why being true to yourself is so powerful Beliefs that may be holding you back The best approach to getting what you want The key to achieving balance in your life And so much more! Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International an “Inc. Verified'' motivational media company. The American Chronicle called her “A top entrepreneur in the U.S.,” and The Huffington Post categorizes her as a “Fierce Woman.” She is the president of the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) the Global Sisterhood, a charity that guides and supports women and girls toward their dreams and goals. Dr. Shellie has earned the titles of “Entrepreneur of the Year in Inspiration and Empowerment,” the “Women of Achievement Award,” “Best Woman in Business,” and “VIP Woman of the Year.” Three of her 13 published books, based on 100 amazing interviews from her Empowering Women Radio show, the Common Threads trilogy focused on Inspiration, Empowerment, and Balance, earned international bestseller status. The former tenured professor of Ph.D. students and host of Inspiring Lives with Dr. Shellie on NBC has keynoted internationally from Passion to Profits in Hollywood to The University of Oxford in England and now teaches her signature EmpowerU Master Class, making the world her classroom. This powerful entrepreneur and influencer is the founder and editor-in-chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine: THE Magazine for Empowering Women which is available on the app, digital subscription, or at Barnes and Noble nationwide with over 5 million impressions. Dr. Shellie has been featured on over 20 magazine covers and on all the major TV networks, and she is delighted to bring the world BALL GOWNS TO YOGA PANTS: Entrepreneurial Secrets to Create Your Dream Business and Brand through Morgan James Publishing. Resources: Instagram: @dr.shellie NEW BOOK: Ball Gowns to Yoga Pants: Entrepreneurial Secrets for  Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “When we come together, we rise together.” - Rachel “You can wear whatever you damn well please.” - Dr. Shellie “The most successful people that you see out and about aren’t flashy.” - Erin “You can’t compare your chapter 4 to someone’ else's chapter 13.” - Dr. Shellie “You are not defined by what you’re wearing” - Dr. Shellie
39:16
July 15, 2020
70: Paving the Way with Grace Jones
On today’s episode, Erin and Rachel are sitting down with Grace Jones. Grace is a junior in high school and has recently won a state championship in girls wrestling. She is one of the first girls ever to go to state and win for wrestling. And today, she’s letting the girls on how she was able to help pave the way for other girls in wrestling. Grace kicks off the episode by sharing how she initially got interested in wrestling. She talks about how she continued to wrestle even after her brother quit the sport, what she loves about wrestling and why she came back to it after taking a few years off. She dives into some of the struggles she, like many others, faced around her weight and eating correctly for her body and training. Grace tells the girls her feelings on being the first person, male of female, to win a wrestling state championship from her high school. She also addresses some of the criticisms and problems she ran into from her own teammates. Lastly, Grace gives her best advice on what girls should do if they have an interest in wrestling. You’ll also hear: - Where she believes women’s wrestling will go in the future - The hardest thing she has encountered in the wrestling world - Where Grace’s drive for success comes from - What has made her stronger throughout this whole process - And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Instagram: @gracejones_ Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “ You never really know the person across from you.”- Grace “If I really wanted something, I had to go get it.” - Grace
27:09
July 8, 2020
69: The Dark Side of Time Challenges
30 pounds in 30 days. Lose 2 inches in 7 days. Have you ever bought into statements like these? Well, on today’s episode, Erin and Rachel are giving their take on the time challenges you see online and what you should do when you see one! The girls talk about: What you have to be as the consumer The marketing tactics behind these challenges What you rely on to determine if what you’re doing is working The one big thing that NOT stick when doing time challenges How to know if a certain diet is wrong for you The two things you need to find in your health and fitness journey What you are doing to yourself when you actually eat the foods you enjoy The right marketing strategy that will set you up for real success And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “ Anything worth anything takes time.” -Erin “There are so many ways today that makes healthy food taste really damn good.” -Erin “I’ve definitely bought into programs and products that I did lose weight with, but they weren’t things I was going to be able to do my whole life.” -Erin “It’s never about the weight.” -Rachel “We can't quick fix or shortcut anything that isn't in a healthy and sustainable way.” -Rachel
15:49
July 1, 2020
68: Quitting to Win: Let Go of Bad Habits and Start Living The Life You Love with Crystal Waltman
In today’s episode, Erin and Rachel sit down with special guest, Crystal Waltman. Crystal is a recovered athlete from alcohol, spine surgery, overeating, and overtraining to accomplished mother and author. She believes she had to “Quit to Win.” This led her to write her book, Quitting to Win, in which she shares her stories of tragedy to triumph. She kicks the episode off by sharing how she couldn’t picture herself past the age of 40. She realized one of her worst habits, alcohol, was holding her back.  She realized that her journey with alcohol started all the way back in high school as a way to deal with her social anxiety and that it continued to get worse and worse as the years went on. Crystal talks with the girls about what planted the seed for sobriety, and that it wasn’t until she hit her rock bottom that she finally made the decision to get sober. Her sobriety allowed her to realize that she felt compelled to share her message with others. Finally, Crystal also shares some of the highlights as well as some of the biggest takeaways from the book. She also shares what she believes is necessary in order to stay sober. You’ll also hear more about: How the book “outted” her The conscious decision you have to make daily How long it has taken her to get to where she is now One surprising enabler of her drinking The mentality that lead her to relapse (and it’s not what you think) And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: www.crystalwaltman.com IG: @crystalclearfit FB: Crystal Waltman Quitting to Win: A Proven Plan to Let Go of Bad Habits, Learn to Feel, and Love Yourself Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Take inventory of what’s going on emotionally.” - Crystal “I’m at a point in my life where I’m turning my pain into my purpose.” - Crystal “There’s a fine line when you first start off carrying the message, not the mess.” - Crystal
30:59
June 24, 2020
67: From Chasing Perfection to Embracing Self-Love with Rachel Brooks
Have you ever felt like you were chasing the unattainable? Something so perfect that you could never quite get there? Well, in today’s episode, the girls are chatting all Chasing Perfection! To be exact, they're talking about Rachel’s new book, Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love! The girls talk about everything from what led Rachel to even consider writing a book, what she learned throughout the writing process, why perfection isn't realistic and so much more! You’ll hear more about: What Rachel realized she was actually chasing after in her life What you need to overcome so you can create the future your desire How the book came to fruition The one thing you need to identify before you can truly share your story Three simple questions she talks about in Chasing Perfection and why those questions are still relevant to her today The growing pains Rachel felt while she was writing the book What she was really looking for in her pursuit of perfection How her baggage skewed the way she viewed the world Why being good enough is the best you can ask for Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love Quotes: “Those who are perfection seekers know that it’s a constant burnout, a constant struggle.” - Rachel “I was so proud of the work of my own transformation that I almost felt like if I didn’t share this with others it’s a disservice because it’s a gift.” - Rachel “It’s scary to face those skeletons in our closet.” - Rachel
21:30
June 17, 2020
66: Learning to Do and Be Better
Our world has changed in the last couple of weeks. The murder of George Floyd has changed the world. Conversations and dialogues are now happening. And today, Erin and Rachel, as two white girls, are sharing their thoughts and feelings on what we can do to be more inclusive and be better people. The girls discuss: How the dialogue is starting to change Why the verbiage some people use can cause defensiveness in others Why you shouldn’t take it as a personal attack (and what you should do instead) The initial reaction both girls had to learn they had white privilege What white privilege should really mean as a white person The steps you should be taking to understand and have empathy for other people’s situation Being aware of your own actions and beliefs What feeling has existed as long as people have been on Earth What happens when you start labeling people Recognizing where your beliefs come from Stepping into discomfort is what will make you a better person And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Unlearning some of the actions and beliefs we had just kind of mindlessly absorbed as sponges throughout our whole cultural upbringing.” - Rachel “I can be aware of my own actions and how to become a better human being.” - Rachel “We just kind of operate on this autopilot until somebody throws a speed bump in the road.” - Rachel “I don’t think people respond to being defensive. There’s no growth in that.” - Erin “I think as humans, we think we have to put things in a box to be able to label them.” - Erin
19:06
June 10, 2020
65: Reaching Fashionable Success with Brittany Humble
Do you love checking out those cute little boutiques you pass walking down the street? Or do you enjoy getting one of those monthly clothing subscriptions? Even if you are not that into fashion, you are going to learn so much from our guest, Brittany Humble, today! Brittany is the owner of Be Humble Boutique where she loves to chat with people in store while also helping people from all over have access to her boutique items through her online presence. She is also a wife, mother, author and so much more! The girls discuss: Her entrance into the world of fashion Brittany’s best advice on if college is for you How mentors may be the best option for you The tough choices she has had to make to succeed in life and business The common misconception people have around entrepreneurship How her book, Project Woman Warrior, can help make you a more fashionable dresser What success is truly based on (and it’s not what you think!) How gratefulness has gotten her through tough times And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: https://behumblefashion.com https://www.instagram.com/b.e.humble Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “It’s so crazy to me because it’s such a natural thing that I do and so I didn’t realize how many people didn’t know.” -Brittany “No matter where you go, that’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to sell yourself and you’re going to market it.” -Brittany “I did NOT spend money at all when we were growing our business.” - Brittany “If you don't have a struggle time, you don’t have a life.” -Brittany
41:19
June 3, 2020
64: Speaking Your Mind: When Is The Right Time?
What happens when you strongly agree or disagree with something? Do you say something or do you just hold it in?  We’ve all been in those situations where we have to decide if it’s worth it to actually say something. On today’s episode, Erin and Rachel share their thoughts on the power of speaking your mind and how to do it the right way! They kick off the episode by tackling the topic of gossip. The girls debate if it’s better to partake in gossip or speak up and potentially cause conflict. They also discuss how we take what others tell us at face value, but instead you should actually  remain open-minded and decide things on your own. Erin and Rachel agree that there are hot topics that can be very difficult to voice your opinions. It’s difficult because you never know how you will be perceived. So it is necessary, for you, to decide if it’s worth it to speak up or not. Finally, the girls end with the circumstances where you should or should not voice your thoughts. And they also share the surprising thing you can do when someone is speaking their mind to you. When is the right time to figure things out on your own How to know if it the right time to speak up The role objectivity can play in these types of situations The situation Erin experienced where she felt proud of how she dealt with someone else’s opinions Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Doing the right thing is always the hard thing to do.” -Erin “I don’t wanna say my opinion on things unless I can fully elaborate on what I mean.” -Erin “When you debate, nobody wins.” -Rachel “Know when to bite your tongue.” -Rachel
18:36
May 27, 2020
63: The Right Steps for Setting Yourself Up for Business Success with Hailey Rowe
On today’s episode, Erin and Rachel are joined by Hailey Rowe! Hailey is a business/marketing strategist who helps coaches and service providers work with their ideal clients, hit 6-figures, rock their visibility and overcome time/mindset issues. She is sharing her best tips and tricks for setting yourself up for a successful business! The girls discuss: Hailey’s best tips for beating the overwhelm What her signature method is for booking more calls and making more sales The THREE things you need to do to make your business sustainable Why patience is key in business What she wants her clients to be known for (and how you can do the same thing) Different ways you can gain social proof if you are new in business Hailey’s unique view on sales And so much more! Hailey’s Resources: Https://www.haileyrowe.com Https://www.instagram.com/hailey_rowe https://www.facebook.com/officialhaileyrowe https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/health-coach-nation/id1305968926 www.facebook.com/groups/healthcoachnation Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast
39:24
May 20, 2020
62: What Does Competition Mean to You?
Do you think competition is good or bad? Does competition bring you down or inspire you to become a better version of yourself? Join Erin and Rachel today as they chat about competition. They share their thoughts on how you should deal with competition, what to do when the comparison becomes too much and so much more! The girls discuss: The best way to look at competition What you should NOT do when looking at someone who is where you want to be When is the best time to ask for help? The detrimental effect social media can have Finding the right people to surround yourself with The concept on comparison to inspire (and how you can apply it to your life) And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Compete where you’re at.” - Erin “You have to learn to love to lose and suck in competition sometimes because you still get better.” -Erin “I can only control what I can control.” -Rachel “How do we unite and collab to make a greater impact together?” - Rachel
15:21
May 13, 2020
61: Feeling Confident in Your Own Skin with Ashtyn Pharis
Do you cringe at the thought of seeing yourself without clothes on? Do you buy quick gimmicks like detoxes and teas in hopes that you will lose the weight? If so, then today’s episode is for you! On today’s episode, Ashtyn Pharis joins the girls to chat about confidence! Confidence in your own skin. Confidence in relationships. Confidence in life! The girls chat about: How getting started in weight loss or any venture is the hardest part The ONE thing that keeps Ashtyn going in business and life The crippling fear she experienced when she left her corporate job How people can see your potential before you can Balancing your feminine and masculine energy The importance of picking the right partner What sets Ashtyn’s business apart from other fitness businesses The mindset required to live happily and confidently And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: IG: @ashtynpharisfitness Facebook: Ashtyn Pharis Website: Ashtynpharisfitness.net Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The hardest thing to do is start.” - Ashtyn “I choose to get uncomfortable every single day and in every single thing that I do because I know there’s more.” -  Ashtyn “I think being with the wrong person deflates your confidence.” - Ashtyn “The more people you help, the more money you make.” - Ashtyn
47:14
May 6, 2020
60: Handling Stress the Right Way
How do you handle stress in your life? Do you try to run from it or do you face it head on? On today’s episode Erin and Rachel chat all about how stress can impact your life, the right way to look at stress and the #1 thing you need to remember when stress pops up! Erin and Rachel share: The two factors that can impact how you deal with stress Erin and Rachel’s best tips for correcting course The main idea you must remember when getting through stressful situations One negative thing you may do that will stop your progress Recognize the triggers or behaviors that lead you down this path and how to remedy it The simple steps you can take to assess the stress And so much more! Let’s take a listen! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @erin_travelsforlife Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “It’s figuring out ways to get myself to take action and act on what I need to d