Ep. 162: Gillian Pensavalle on Being Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

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Ahhh! I'm such a huge fan of Gillian Pensavalle and her work on The Hamilcast (duh!) and looooved getting to talk with her this week about her work so far on her Hamilton fan podcast and what it was like for her to get to interview Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda! 

Yes. We geek out on Hamilton and our conversation is among my favorites! Gillian also gets to the heart of scrappy resilience and how she's created opportunities for herself in her life and career. You are going to love it! Enjoy, enjoy!

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Ep. 161: Erin Cassidy on Recommitment

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What do you do when you know something needs to change but you're so stuck in all the doing that you aren't even sure where to start? That's what I'm talking about this week with my true love Erin Cassidy about what she experienced earlier this summer in her business, aka the Meltdown of 2017.

You'll hear us talk about what caused her to get to this place, how it affected her whole life, and how she dealt with it. You'll also hear about what we did when we were *thisclose* to calling it quits on BrandCrush and how we found our way back to resonance and flow.

This is such an honest conversation and I know you'll love it! 

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Ep. 160: My RYHSY Life: A New Kind of Hustle

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Is it possible to have creative success *without* the frantic hustle? This is the question I'm exploring in this week's episode where I also give a little peek into my own Raise Your Hand Say Yes life. 

If you find yourself resentful of the situations your ambition puts you in or ever wonder if there's an easier way, this episode is for you! It's time to thrive, Sweets. No more "just fine" living for any of us!

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Ep. 159: Sarah Von Bargen on Money!

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This week, I got to talk with Sarah Von Bargen of Yes & Yes all about money. We cover regrettable purchases (and how to avoid the $200 Target run!), telling the truth about where you are financially, and how to focus on what you really need to be happy instead of all the shoulds that most of us let drive our decisions.

You're going to get practical tips, awesome resources, and mindset shifts galore! Your time at Target will never be the same!

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Ep. 158: Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose on Bono (Yes! Really!)

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Would it be crazy or the best to base an entire year of business decisions on what Bono would do? Answer: the best. I am a huge fan of Lisa Anderson Shaffer and Zelma Rose and when she told me that she decided back in January to use Bono as a guide for all of her creative and business decisions, I knew I had to have her on the show.

In this week's episode, you'll find out why she chose Bono, what she learned from him, and how it's made a difference in her creative work and life. You'll also hear us talk about how this fits into the Raise Your Hand Say Yes way of life in such a perfect way. Get excited, because this is a good one!

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Ep. 157: Andy J. Pizza on Intuition

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So how do you decide between following your intuition straight off a cliff and getting lost in the strategy? And what do you do in the murky not-so-fun middle parts of your creative work? This week, I'm talking intuition and strategy and breakthroughs and faith with podcaster, illustrator, and speaker Andy J. Pizza (aka Andy J. Miller).

I loved, loved this conversation and I'm sure you will too!!

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Ep. 156: On Making your Dreams Real (Yes! Really!)

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How many of us have dreams that we aren't acting on? (I suspect the answer is all!) This week, I'm talking about a few come-to-Jesus moments I've had with myself lately and what I'm doing about them!

You'll also hear about what's different between me and my 2015 self, the story of an old selfie, and what all of this has to do with the book I'm currently writing. Oh, and if you're feeling a bigger calling in YOUR work but aren't quite sure how to proceed, I've got you covered there too. 

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Ep. 155: Anna Guest-Jelley on Evolution

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Ooh, I loved getting to talk with Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, for this week. We talked about so much good stuff: embodiment, spirituality, business evolution, creative instincts, body acceptance, permission. All of it around how to move forward when you know there's something more for you.

And while it's easy to only think about evolution when you hit a place of burnout, it's actually critical to realize that - in creativity - we're all evolving all the time. So, yay! Evolution is exciting! Oh, and it happens whether we realize it or not, so let's all get in the driver's seat, eh?

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Ep. 154: Laurie Wagner on Telling the Truth

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Ah! Season 4 is here! I'm thrilled to be kicking us off with an interview with Laurie Wagner, an author and artist who also happens to be my writing teacher! Through her amazing Wild Writing method, Laurie helps writers tap into their truth and get to the heart of what they really want to say in this world. (Which is pretty much step one of living your Raise Your Hand Say Yes life!)

In this conversation, Laurie and I talk about telling the truth and what it has to do with leadership. You'll also hear her thoughts on getting vulnerable as an expert and teacher and why it's so critical. Oh, and we also dive into a discussion about drinking (and not drinking) and Jesus - and how interesting it is that both topics feel so controversial.

If you're interested in finding your voice and tapping into a deeper spiritual truth, this episode is for you! 

Enjoy, enjoy! 

Ep. 153: My RYHSY Life: On Finding Resonance & Grappling with Uncertainty

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In this month's installment of my Raise Your Hand Say Yes Life series, I go behind the scenes of some business changes I'm making and talk about how I'm dealing with the uncertainty that comes along with doing something that goes against the grain of everything that's worked in the past AND all the things that other's would advise for me. 

I also share how this uncertainty has also trickled into my personal life with both a move to Colorado for us and my giving up drinking. 

Enjoy, enjoy!