The Get My Life Tour

The Get My Life Tour

By Lydia T. Blanco
The Get My Life Tour is a how-through lifestyle podcast. Every stop on this tour is designed to help you take center stage in your life. Join award-winning journalist, Lydia T. Blanco, and a host of exceptional experts as they share how you can live the life you were created live by showing up for yourself. Admission is Free.
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In Life and In Business, Faith It Until You Make It
You’ve probably heard or been told to fake it until you make it. But, on this stop of The Get My Life Tour, author, businesswoman, and creator of Erica’s Table of 20, Erica Dias, takes center stage with host Lydia T. Blanco to discuss how her faith has made room for her – and ultimately others personally and professionally.
54:56
August 3, 2020
The Blessings of Being on Tour with You
The Get My Life Tour has been an incredible journey thus far. On the 50th episode of The Get My Life Tour podcast, host Lydia T. Blanco takes center stage to share what being on tour has taught her and what’s next.
49:35
July 27, 2020
A Love Letter to Mothers Without Children: You Are Not Alone
Some women dream of becoming mothers. For others, motherhood is often the gift they didn’t realize they needed. And then there are women who somewhere along their journeys become mothers without children. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco sits down for an intimate conversation about fertility, motherhood, miscarriage, and birthing infinite possibilities with Alisa Gumbs, journalist and executive managing editor at Black Enterprise.
1:39:44
July 20, 2020
The Art of Following Up
It's hard to expect others to show up or follow up with you when you don't do the same for yourself. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour host Lydia T. Blanco shares ways that you can practice following up with yourself to maximize the number of positive experiences on your journey. 
27:17
July 13, 2020
How to Hold Space For Yourself After Experiencing Burnout
Burnout is at an all-time high. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Cheya Thousand, Founder and CEO of CT Wellness Co., a faith-based wellness training company educating students, professionals, and women, in creating healthy habits, de-stressing and achieving lasting balance – takes center stage with host Lydia T. Blanco to discuss the importance of taking the first step on your wellness journey to experience a breakthrough.
1:07:33
July 6, 2020
The Benefits of Being Your Own Best Friend
We expect so much from others relationally. At times, we expect more than we require from others than ourselves. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares her personal experience of learning how to be her own bestie and the benefits of being one of your own best friends.
25:54
June 29, 2020
Managing the Responsibility of Generational Legacy and Building Wealth
There are countless conversations about generational wealth. On the other hand, there aren’t many conversations about the responsibility that comes with maintaining the legacy that is inherited. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, storyteller and entrepreneur Lauren Rosa Miller sat down with host Lydia T. Blanco to share her journey as a fifth-generation entrepreneur who is working diligently to carry on her father’s legacy -  and teach others about the difference between generational legacy and wealth.
56:49
June 22, 2020
The Only Way Is Up
During this national moment of civil unrest, many people want to know, “Where do we go from here?” Lord knows. Nevertheless, host Lydia T. Blanco believes that the only way is up. Tune in as she shares her thoughts on the current climate on this stop of The Get My Life Tour.
24:34
June 15, 2020
How to Go from Vision to Manifestation in the Midst of Uncertainty
Someone once said, “A vision without a plan is merely a dream.” And not only does that sound good, but, it’s true. In the midst of these uncertain times, it is still possible to strategize to win. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, author, entrepreneur, and speaker L’areal Lipkins takes center stage with host Lydia T. Blanco to share her personal journey as a woman with a vision. Lipkins also dives into how she helps others manifest their dreams and how you can execute your vision during uncertain times.
38:50
June 8, 2020
Let Them Know Who You Are
Is it time for you to start speaking up on your behalf? If so, start by letting people know who you are. While you can’t teach anyone how to treat you - you can let them know who it is that they are dealing with as you show up. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares the benefits of letting people know who you are from the beginning.
19:04
June 1, 2020
Faith Without Works Is Dead
Sometimes the very thing that breaks our hearts puts us back together. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Monique Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Mielle Organics joins host Lydia T. Blanco to share how overcoming tragedy brought her closer to her dreams; led her to become more in tune with her faith; and how her calling in the haircare industry made room for her when all else fell by the wayside.
45:09
May 25, 2020
Something's Calling You Higher
There’s something that happens when your name is called. You become more alert and responsive. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares what it is like when the very thing that is calling out to you is yourself.
20:36
May 18, 2020
Trust and Believe as You Pivot
Shay M. Lawson, Esq. is all about helping others secure and protect their intellectual property and bags. And, she will tell you that her journey to becoming a highly sought out entertainment and intellectual property attorney has not been all glitz and glam. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco and Shay M. Lawson as they take center stage to talk about knowing who you are as you pivot, trusting who you’ve been called to be during uncertainty, and ways to protect your influence and business as an entrepreneur or creator.
41:21
May 11, 2020
The Benefits of Putting Yourself First
When is the last time that you truly put yourself first? There is so much that we prioritize over ourselves and it often results in self-dissatisfaction. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco explores how putting yourself first is a radical act of self-preservation.
19:47
May 4, 2020
How To Find Your Sparkle
Somewhere along Morgan A. Owens’ journey, she realized that she needed to find her sparkle. After that revelation, she did her work, found her sparkle, and wrote about it in her book entitled Finding My Sparkle.  On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join host Lydia T. Blanco and Morgan A. Owens, entrepreneur and author, as they take center stage to talk about self-love, overcoming insecurities, and what it takes to find your sparkle and spread light.
48:23
April 27, 2020
Perfection Is the Enemy of Greatness
Six years ago, host Lydia T. Blanco was told, “Perfection is the enemy of greatness” by a mentor. And that piece of advice took her new heights. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, tune in as Lydia touches on how being a perfectionist in recovery is helping her to show up in life and for others.
21:19
April 20, 2020
I Got You, Sis.
Life is easier when someone has your back. For over a decade, Rheema Calloway and Ronnishia Johnson, founders of The Vegan Hood Chefs, have journeyed through life as best friends, sisters, and confidants. Through thick and thin, “I got you’ has been the bond that has kept them together. The dynamic duo are San Francisco natives who wear many hats as community organizers, caregivers, professionals, and entrepreneurs. They are also resilient women who have learned to prioritize self-love and preservation as they do the work. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco sits down with Rheema and Ronnishia for an intimate conversation about sisterhood, experiencing loss and grief, building community, and self-love. You don’t want to miss a minute of this heartfelt conversation.
1:37:08
April 13, 2020
It's Time. Now What?
COVID-19 has propelled many people into creativity. For others, it has pushed them into a grey area of uncertainty – even if they have something that they want to offer the world. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join host Lydia T. Blanco as she shares ways to manage your time and energy while being called to create.
28:05
April 6, 2020
Confidence is the Currency You Need More Of
There are many forms of currency in the world. And of the most valuable ones is confidence. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, entrepreneur and lawyer Ashley Kirkwood, shares how confidence and faith got her the $300,000 salary she desired, helped her overcome depression, and leap into entrepreneurship as a top intellectual property lawyer. Join host, Lydia T. Blanco, and Ashley as they dive deeply into what it takes to increase your overall wealth with confidence.
1:06:50
March 30, 2020
Trust Your Gut
Your intuition was uniquely designed for you. Yet, following your intuition is often one of the hardest things to do. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco talks about the benefits of trusting your gut when everything else around you is calling out to you. 
20:23
March 23, 2020
How to Live In Style On Your Own Terms
Stacee Michelle is a media maven and fashion influencer who is living life by design and in style. When she isn’t on the red carpet interviewing celebrities, she’s in a dressing room styling her clients. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco, and Stacee Michelle discuss what it means to live in style no matter what life hands you.
41:58
March 16, 2020
Passing Through
Life is a beautiful journey. Yet, we often pass through life without being present. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares her journey of getting from one place to the next with intention as she passes through different spaces.
25:45
March 9, 2020
How to Survive Your Ambition
Be ambitious, they tell you! What they don’t tell you is how your ambition can be the very thing that can get in your way along the journey. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Brittany C. Dandy, founder of The Success Supper opens up about what it means to survive her own ambition; creating space for women to connect in meaningful ways; and how showing up for herself shaped her life.
1:01:59
March 2, 2020
The Pep Talk
What you say to and about yourself is critical to your well-being. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares ways you can practice positive self-talk and live freely. 
27:59
February 24, 2020
Art & Ambition: Living Off of the Canvas
Artists are often inspired by the world around them. And, so much goes into their creative processes. For artpreneur Adrienne ‘Addie Rawr’ Randle, founder of Art & Ambition Studios, living off of the canvas and inspiring others are equally important. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join Lydia T. Blanco and Addie Rawr as they discuss what it takes to thrive as a creative personally and professionally.
45:23
February 17, 2020
While You Wait...
Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do. And oftentimes, it is not about what you are waiting for, it’s about how you wait. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour host, Lydia T. Blanco explores 'mind over matter' while you wait.
31:46
February 10, 2020
What My Psy.D. Taught Me: Trust The Process
There’s so much that goes into earning a doctrine degree. For many people, the commitment that comes with following their dream of becoming a doctor requires a sacrifice of time, resources, and so much more. For Jillian Lynum, Psy.D., it meant sacrificing who she thought she was and the career she thought she wanted – which ultimately led her to discover her purpose and passion. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join host Lydia T. Blanco and mental health professional Jillian Lynum, Psy.D., and host of The Melanin Exchange podcast as she shares the life lessons she learned while earning a Psy.D.
1:05:00
February 3, 2020
Go Home
Everyone defines home differently. For some, home is where the heart is. For others, home is the very place they’ve had their heart and or expectations broken. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco shares her experience of returning home to the Bay Area and what it means to redefine home for oneself.
39:15
January 20, 2020
Don't Take It Personal
Everything is not about or for you…therefore, don’t personalize it. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco takes center stage to discuss the importance of perception, ownership, and living free from the ordinary offenses.
20:51
January 13, 2020
How To Celebrate Transitions As Wins
As we begin the new year and decade--transition is a given. Whether you opt-in for it or not—it is likely to happen. During times of transition, seeking clarity is what can get you from where you are to where it is that you desire to be. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, tune in as Lydia T. Blanco sits down with Randi B., Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Speaker, Trainer, and Writer, to discuss how to navigate and celebrate transitions.
45:04
January 6, 2020
The Get My Life Tour Season 1 Recap
The Get My Life Tour is a 'how through' podcast.  Over the past five months, host Lydia T. Blanco has taken center stage with a number of incredible guests who have shown up and proved themselves selfless in their commitment to helping others get their lives through their vulnerability. On the last stop of the tour this season, join Lydia as she shares what her journey as the host and producer of the podcast has been like thus far; lessons she’s learned along the way; show highlights; and what’s next for The Get My Life Tour.
42:43
December 16, 2019
Be The Joy You Need This Holiday Season
'Tis the season for a range of emotions associated with the holidays. For many people, this time of year is filled with lots of love and spent with love-ones. For others, the holidays are reminiscent of memories that are hard to bear. And if you’re anything like Lydia, you’ve learned to deal with both sides of the spectrum so that you can make the most of the holidays—even when you have to spend them by yourself. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, tune in as Lydia T. Blanco discusses being the joy that you need this season.
30:17
December 9, 2019
Allow Yourself To Be Stretched As You Manifest Your Dreams
Audrey Cash is the founder and CEO of the first trap and twerk yoga studio in East Atlanta, Level3 Yoga. Yes, you read that correctly! After praying to be released from a job, Audrey’s faith was tested once she was laid off. In the midst of her prayer in manifestation, she found yoga. And the rest is herstory. On this stop of  The Get My Life Tour, join Lydia T. Blanco and Audrey as they discuss what it means to be stretched and set free mentally, spiritually, and physically through the practice of yoga.
1:10:30
December 2, 2019
Sit This One Out: A Game Plan for Your Comeback
Have you ever felt like you’ve had to switch up your game plan in order to win? Life happens. Well, what if someone told you that you needed to sit this one (quarter in your life) out opposed to you simply rewriting your plan? Believe it or not, that is often what is required when you are strategizing for your next win. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join Lydia T. Blanco as she explores how sitting some life events out can help you win big.
29:47
November 25, 2019
Adjusting Your Crown: The Coronation of Self-Care
There is often something magical that happens when black women gather. That reigns especially true when they hold space and make room to heal. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco sits down with Fabiola Roman, founder of Neon Crown and co-creator of The Neon Crown Experience (a self-care and wellness summit) to discuss ways to master self-care and success. Tune in for a recap of the inaugural Neon Crown Experience and a candid conversation about radical self-love.
36:05
November 18, 2019
You Did That! Give Yourself the Credit You Deserve
Often times we give credit where it isn’t due to others for our accomplishments; or the Most High’s will. When we do so, not only do others benefit from our investments of time, talent, and gifts; but they cash in on our self-doubt and our inability to take ownership of who we are. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, host Lydia T. Blanco takes center stage to discuss the power we give to others when we give them too much credit; imposters syndrome; and owning your greatness.
34:55
November 11, 2019
Daddy's Girl: Having the Faith to Live and Love While Grieving
Being a daddy’s girl is a luxury that comes with many perks. From being loved from the beginning to being protected and taken well care of. It’s fair to say that most little girls dream of being able to carry that title--whether their father lives in the household or not. Unfortunately, sometimes those dreams come with unexpected and new realities…because life. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Natasha J. Benjamin, communications professional, educator, and entrepreneur sits down with Lydia T. Blanco for an intimate conversation about being a caregiver for her superhero (her father) who lives with health challenges. Tune in as Natasha opens up about the faith and support that is required when caring for a loved one, choosing life, and the grieving process of having to let go.
1:01:46
November 4, 2019
It's Time To Go The Distance For and By Yourself
When is the last time that you’ve gone the distance for and by yourself? No, this is not a trick question. After a recent solo road trip, it became clear to Lydia T. Blanco that going the distance for and by herself (yourself) puts life in the driver’s seat into perspective. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join Lydia as she takes center stage to talk about the possibilities of what you can gain as a result of going the distance when others can’t go with you.
31:12
October 28, 2019
How To Have Non-negotiable Confidence and Build Authentic Intelligence
Confidence and authenticity are complex. As ever-evolving beings, being and becoming are synonymous but the journey is not always as simple as many of us would like for it to be. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco sits down with Lisa 'Fancyfied' Francoeur, founder of Fancyfied and Head of Strategic Partnerships at NextPlay Events for a real conversation on her journey to becoming Fancyfied; what it takes to have unshakable confidence; and pursue your best life in a fearlessly authentic way!
1:07:54
October 21, 2019
Making Your Way Through The Crowd
Navigating through crowds, aka life, is not always about making it to the front row. Nevertheless, how you get there and the way you show up when you arrive is critical. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join Lydia T. Blanco as she takes a deep dive into how to create a strategy for maneuvering through tight spaces to get to where you want to be with intention.
49:30
October 14, 2019
The Man of Your Dreams Plus-one
Women often have a list of what they want from their ideal partner or from an anticipated relationship. Some lists are longer than others--and they often don’t include a bonus child or stepchildren for the ambitious. But, what happens when the love of your life comes with a little extra love? Do you step up or keep it moving? On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco is joined by entrepreneur and events professional Alyss Patterson. Listen as Alyss takes center stage to share her experience about how love found her better than she expected and the maturation process that came with becoming a bonus mom and following her heart.
1:09:46
October 7, 2019
How to Navigate The Territory That Comes With Being Visible
There’s nothing easy about taking center stage in life. It requires vulnerability, the fear of the unknown is a given, and there’s always someone watching you. Earlier this year, Lydia T. Blanco decided that she was going to make herself more visible personally and professionally—and soon realized that there’s more that comes with the territory than she thought. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, join her as she explores what it takes to remain grounded and effective while being visible.
32:57
September 30, 2019
Sisterhood Begins Within
What is a sister? Are you a good one? Have you ever been hurt by yours? Are you the type to hold yours down?  Nowadays so many people use the term, Sis, lightly or to create a sense of belonging… On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco sat down with her sister Ashley M. Blanco to discuss the significance and complexities of sisterhood; how being a sister shapes how show up in the world; and how ultimately the makings of being a ‘good’ sister often requires women to do their own work. Sisterhood is an inside job.
1:00:37
September 23, 2019
Loosen Your Grip: Learning When to Let Go
We’ve all held onto things longer than we should have. From relationships that no longer serve us, to clothes that no longer fit, occupying spaces that are too small for us; the list goes on. After a recent encounter of watching someone nearly losing all that they had, Lydia T. Blanco gained a new perspective of what it means to let go in order to receive what is for you. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, learn how to loosen your grip on life to receive what is meant for you.
30:41
September 16, 2019
Don’t Hold It In, Sis: Meet the Breathwork Specialist Helping Black Women Heal One Breath At A Time
I am a firm believer that there is no healing in holding it in. Whatever it may be. On this stop of the tour, Lydia T. Blanco joins Jasmine Marie, Founder of Adulting With Ease and Black Girls Breathing, in Atlanta. While center stage, Jasmine Marie shares her journey from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship and her calling as a breathwork specialist as a black woman who is passionate about building community and healing spaces for black women. 
40:43
September 9, 2019
Acknowledging Others Is an Act of Gratitude
In the spirit of Sly & The Family Stone, I want to thank you for letting be myself again! On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco reflects on the journey thus far, past episodes with guests, and lessons she’s learned on the way.
32:11
September 2, 2019
Being Who You Say You Are: Putting Authenticity Into Practice
No one becomes who they are or how you experience them overnight. It’s a process; in the same way that practicing being authentic is. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, Lydia T. Blanco takes center stage to talk about the importance of being who you say are as you journey throughout life and practice vulnerability.
15:30
August 26, 2019
Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder and CEO Miko Branch Opens Up about Having the Courage to Get Back Up After Failures, Heartbreak, and Loss
It has been said that it’s not about how many times you fall but how many times you get back up. Miko Branch, Co-Founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s’ entrepreneurial journey and life is proof of that. On this stop of The Get My Life Tour, the natural haircare pioneer shares how she and her sister Titi Branch took the beauty industry by storm and how she’s learned to weather storms of her own while remaining on top as a businesswoman! 
31:12
August 19, 2019
Getting Back to the Dreams of Your Childhood
We are all becoming. That is the beauty of growing up and experiencing life. The other side of that is moments of doubt, fear, and discouragement as we pursue our dreams. On this stop of The Get My Life My Tour, Lydia explores what it takes to get back to the dreams of your childhood, overcome discouragement, and win. 
17:03
August 12, 2019
Remaining Whole in Broken Spaces: How To Practice Wellness in the Workplace with Dr. Akilah Cadet
On this stop on The Get My Life Tour, Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, shares how following her heart after a series of unfortunate events professionally led her to becoming the Olivia Pope of Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Cadet speaks candidly about living with and overcoming depression; learning how to celebrate every win; and living fearlessly with after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition. 
51:11
August 5, 2019
This Sounds Like Lydia to the Stage
On the first stop of The Get My Life Tour podcast, Lydia spells out how the tour now turned podcast came about… After being stressed to illness and experiencing burnout, Lydia decided to get her entire life which she coined as “The Get My Life Tour”. On this stop of the tour, listeners will get to know the woman behind the mic.
09:12
July 28, 2019
Welcome to The Get My Life Tour
This sounds like Lydia to the stage! Two years ago, I decided to go on what I coined, "The Get My Life Tour".  And today, I am ready to share my journey with others. The Get My Life Tour described in one word is vulnerability. Join me "on tour" as I share the moments that have shaped my life. 
02:47
July 14, 2019