After years of running a multimillion dollar company, I realized that what keeps most entrepreneurs from success isn’t a clever marketing strategy: it’s the confidence to follow their own path. Instead of brave risks and aligned decisions, we squish ourselves into boxes that keep us small. It may look like: approval-seeking, the fear of being “seen,” procrastination, or minimizing your dreams so that you don’t make anyone around you uncomfortable. No matter what, they all result in you shrinking what’s possible for your life and business. This podcast changes all that. After years of self-exploration and radical risk-taking (including a six month sabbatical from my multimillion dollar business), I’ve learned that with the right mindset, you can truly live an authentic life. Through interviews, coaching calls, and solo shows, we’ll unlock how to let go of the fear holding you back and reprogram your mindset to live an approval-free, limitless life.
We’ve got another coaching episode for you today featuring one of my mastermind members, Kate. Kate is a phenomenal woman and therapist who helps new moms navigate motherhood and all the things that come with it. We dig really deep in this conversation, going back to her early days when she adopted certain stories about success (and herself) that is now holding her back in her business. If you’ve created the story that success needs to be really hard work, or if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to ask for help, or if you’ve felt the need to be “perfect” in order to be successful, then you will probably resonate with Kate’s journey. There is a lot of juicy stuff that comes out of today’s coaching call, and I can’t wait for you to hear all of it. I hope it helps you realize how business can be easier, more fun, more collaborative, and less complex!
On this episode I’m talking about burnout, and if you know my story you’ve heard how it was a significant turning point in my life as an entrepreneur, and human. I went through this period of burnout about two years ago, where I took a full 6 months away from my company. That feeling had been building for quite some time before I took my sabbatical, resulting in serious physical manifestations for me. This topic of burnout is not only really important to me, it’s something that I hear about so often from the people that I work with, which is why I felt that I really needed to dedicate an episode of the podcast to talking about it. Today I am going to move you through a three-pronged process to bounce back from burnout by becoming aware, aligned and then taking action! Are you ready?
I’ve got another coaching call for you today, this time with a wonderful woman named Saige who is a hypnotherapist and a spiritual guide. Saige came to me because she was feeling like there’s a “next level” to the work that she does, but she was feeling really unclear about what this looked like in her life (and how she would even get there). A lot of Saige’s uncertainty has come from her fear of raising her prices, among other things, and if you’ve ever felt this way then I think you’re really going to resonate with what we talk about in this episode. This conversation will help you witness the compromises you’ve made that have been holding you back from your truth. I think you’ll also be able to see the opportunity that you have to really discover your direction and to get to that next level in a way that feels really good and exciting to you.
Welcome back to Limitless Life™! I adore all of the coaching episodes I do on this podcast, but it’s really helpful when I know the person who I’m coaching. It makes it so much easier to go deeper faster, and today’s guest is somebody who I’ve gotten to know pretty darn well. Beck is a member of my Level I Mastermind and I’ve gotten to know her in person (even hugging her pre-Covid!), as well as interacting with her often on our group calls. This episode is juicy because we dive into the heart of what is going on in Beck’s life that brought her to this coaching call. She has a company that has made huge strides and achieved things she didn’t think was even possible just a few months ago, but she’s noticing a scarcity mindset creeping in. You’ll hear how Beck has great weeks with a lot of sales, and then some weeks with nothing, so she is wondering how she can feel better about her entrepreneurial journey. We talk about scarcity, how our partners influence our business, the evidence we can look for to determine if we’re successful or not (and what “success” even means), and so much more. Spoiler alert, but business can be easy, simple and beautiful, and Beck brings up a lot of universal themes in this call that I’m sure you can relate to as well.
Today’s topic is a question I get all the time on Instagram, by email and from people in my mastermind groups, which is why I really wanted to record a podcast episode about it. In fact, this very thing may be holding you back in your business and in the ways that you can impact people. I’m going to talk about the desire to make your work accessible, and as a result, you underpricing your products or services to so that your ideal customers can afford them. Have you been stuck in the same pricing structure you’ve been at for awhile now? If this sounds like you, then you’re going to want to listen to this episode. As always, I thank you for listening and I would love to hear your thoughts. DM me on Instagram, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know the impact that you’re going to be able to create from this new place of true generosity in your business!
Today I have an amazing interview with Sylvester McNutt, who I actually met through Instagram where he has a half a million followers (or more)! I was so struck by a video that he posted on healing and how to be with people who are in pain, that I just knew I had to invite Sylvester to be a guest on this podcast. In this conversation we cover a lot of different things, including why having boundaries is so valuable for healing, how to truly feel your feelings without just bypassing them, and the way to start questioning things in order to develop your own mindset on the world. If you haven’t heard of Sylvester, he’s an author of many books, a creator of online courses and all the things to help you heal yourself, and he is someone who does all this from a place that feels relatable and easy to digest (and understand)!
The past month has felt like a pivotal turning point in the fight for racial justice, especially for Black lives. But hey, I don't have to tell you that, right? You've seen anti-racism authors topping the New York Times Bestseller lists for weeks. You saw your Instagram feed decked out in black squares for #BlackoutTuesday. And you might have even made it to a protest in your city. But roughly one month after George Floyd's murder, my company and I are asking ourselves, what else? How do we keep this movement going after social media has moved on? While buying an anti-racism book or sharing a post on Instagram is moving in the right direction, it is decidedly not enough. This episode will outline our commitment to social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, and will detail actionable ways that we will prioritize anti-racism moving forward. You're welcome to use this plan within your own company or for your personal use. Let's dive in!
When I do coaching calls, I tend to notice that people will come to me with a specific problem that they think is holding them back. However, through some talking and coaching, it often ends up being something totally different that is holding them back (which I think is fascinating). Today’s coaching call with Ali is an example of this, and I wanted to share our conversation with you in this episode. Ali came to me believing that she was having a hard time staying driven, especially during the pandemic and time in isolation. She really just wanted to connect more to the motivated and productive side of herself. What’s interesting is that as we got into our conversation, we found out it really wasn’t about this at all. Ali has the motivation, but she needed something that I think is going to be so relatable to listeners of this podcast. You’ll hear us talk about what it feels like to ask for support, and why it’s so much more comfortable to take care of everyone else around you instead of doing this. We dig deep and get to the core of this issue for Ali, and we come up with a plan so that she can live more in alignment with her values, instead of her fears.
Welcome back to Limitless Life™! I know it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve last chatted, but I decided to take two weeks off from promoting our podcast and sharing new episodes because I really wanted to give voice to the black educators and creators, especially during a time like this. This week won’t be the last time you hear me talk about Black Lives Matter, and you’ll hear how we as a team iare ncorporating anti-racism in our business moving forward (stay tuned for an episode coming next week to hear more on what we’ll be doing). Today I’ve got a really special episode for you, which is an interview with a dear friend of mine named Allyson Byrd. We recorded this talk a couple of months ago now, but I’m really excited to share her wisdom with you, because Allyson is someone who has such a way with words and communication that she motivates the heck out of those who hear her! If you haven’t heard of Allyson, she is also known as the “Profit Accelerator™,” and she is the first and only small business owner to create an international production house for thought leaders to be executive produced in publication, online platform expansion, and offline sales strategies. In the past 8 years of her being in business, Allyson has worked with over 3,000 entrepreneurial thought leaders, helping them create over $105 million in new revenue. Our conversation here really centers around her thoughts and wisdom as it pertains to money and wealth, and as always, I was blown away by Allyson’s insights and expertise. I have feeling you are going to love what she has to say.
Hey, Limitless Life™ family! So I gotta be honest, today's coaching call might be one of my favorites. Maybe it's because I know today's coachee on a more personal level as someone in my mastermind. Over the past few months, I've been able to really see her blossom even more into her beautiful, bold self as a business owner, a mom, a woman, all the things. She's just an incredible person, and her name is Kelli. Kelli was noticing that this fear kept creeping up that was holding her back, and she wanted to get some more support around how to move past this once and for all. This fear that was coming up, as you'll discover in today's coaching call, is that she would get tons of amazing comments from people on social media. Then every once in a while, Kelli would get a comment from somebody who she'd never even heard of telling her that she was a fraud or questioning whether what she's selling is a scam. Often these are complete strangers on the internet who don't know her at all, and they're mixed in with tons of comments from people who absolutely love her work. But she was really letting these comments get to her head. Kelli revealed to me that in her family dynamic growing up, she got a lot of messages about needing to look like you have it all together. Needing to look perfect to everyone else out there, to not shine too brightly, to not take up too much space. So as we navigate through today's coaching conversation, you'll get a glimpse into how your family dynamics and programming growing up (and even to this day) might be affecting your results in your business, causing you to hold yourself back in a really tragic way. We create some solutions in today's episode so that you don't have to do that anymore. So that you can actually remove the programming and the conditioning that you learned a long, long time ago. So that you can really let yourself be seen for the imperfect but whole person that you are. Stay tuned because this conversation is going to change you. Let's dive in.
What is up, Limitless Life™ family? Today I’m sharing a really amazing conversation with someone named Lauren who, as you'll learn in this coaching call, has quite an inspiring story. She decided on a whim one day to pack up her bags and move from the United States to Brazil. And in Brazil, she found a partner and had a baby, all while making a lot of headway on her career and her online business. Now, she's finding herself in this place where she feels stuck. See, she's got this website where she creates resources to support teachers. She does have a day job that she goes to as a teacher, which she loves. She also creates resources that she sells in order to help teachers, but she notices that she's constantly jumping from one thing to the next and not really finishing things. She's always starting over. And so inside of this #LimitlessCoaching call, we're going to dig into what that means and why that might be happening behind the scenes. We're also going to be talking about control, comparisonitis and reconnecting to a deeper part of ourselves. This episode is going to be a really powerful one for you if you are a new parent where you feel like you're losing yourself as you give all you have to your children, or it's going to be an amazing episode for you if you feel like you start things and don't finish them. Or if you feel like you're taking care of everyone else around you except yourself. Or if you just feel like you're losing control over certain parts of your life and you want to know how do I gain control over my life and business again? How do I step into my biggest, most aligned self? How do I create a business that truly speaks to my soul? Well, this conversation is for you.
What is up Limitless Lifers?! Today, I've got a new coaching episode for you. This one is really special because I was actually doing a coaching call inside one of my online courses when one of my students spoke up and had this profound question. She had a radio interview coming up, but she was terrified of people hearing what her voice sounded like. Now, this was a typed question during our group coaching call. I wasn’t able to hear her voice but I already knew there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. We talked about this as a group and worked to really understand what was underneath the fear. Today’s conversation is a deep dive into this powerful topic. Throughout our conversation in this coaching call, it becomes a beautifully profound metaphor for anyone who is afraid of people hearing their voice, people seeing their fullest expression, people witnessing them in who they really are and watching their growth, and what it might feel like for you to ask for more in your life to speak up about who you are and what you want. I think you're going to really love this conversation with one of my students, Tiffiny. She has some incredible insights and uncovers so much depth beneath her fear of people hearing her voice. So let's dive into the conversation with Tiffiny!
The ethos of the Limitless Life™ podcast is all about doing business your way, instead of following the crowd. I know, from personal experience, that sometimes we’re so conditioned to follow instead of lead that we’re not even sure what our own way looks like. Today’s episode is all about getting into alignment with who you truly are, and living in a way that serves you and your dream to its fullest potential. I can't wait for you to listen!
Welcome to the Limitless Life™ Podcast. Today I’m sharing a #LimitlessCoaching call, where I privately coach an online business owner to help them move through the blocks and thoughts that are keeping them stuck. The beauty of these calls is that YOU get to be a fly on the wall as you listen to someone else’s transformation. I have a feeling it might lead to some of your own breakthroughs and insights, too. Today I’m joined by Kate, who already has a thriving business but wants to dive even further into her success. Yet she’s noticing some familiar fears creep in that say things like: you’re not capable of running a super successful company, you’ll make a mistake and fail, and you’re not good at following through on things and finishing what you started. Can you see how all of those fears blend together to create anxiety and inaction? Can you relate to Kate’s fears in your own life? Well, I think you’ll really enjoy getting to hear from Kate on the ways that her mindset is holding herself back, where it comes from (she shares an incredible example from her childhood), and some solutions to shift the fear into confidence. And just to make sure we’re on the same page, I decided to cut out the beginning of our call for you so that you could dive straight into the juiciest part of our conversation. So, you might hear me reference earlier parts of our discussion, but fear not, the entire conversation will make sense, even without hearing those first few minutes. Now get ready to break through, my friend. Your limitless life could be on the other side of this coaching call. Let’s jump in.
You know when you connect with someone and you just GET each other? Well, that’s how I felt while chatting with Jessica. As a travel lover myself, I was super eager to chat with her and just learn more about her travels. Like, what did she learn from visiting every country on the planet? How did it feel as a single woman? And why is it particularly significant that she did it as the first black woman in history? Don’t you worry, we get into ALL of that in today’s episode! But first, in case you’re unfamiliar with Jessica’s story, she’s a Detroit-born Ugandan-American who is on a mission to make the online travel space more inclusive. In addition to sharing her travels online, she’s also the founder of Jet Black, a boutique luxury travel firm, and The Catch, which features physical goods that Jessica acquired during her global adventures. As you’ll discover in today’s conversation, she’s a firm believer in spreading cultural awareness and in helping people to think more positively about other cultures and people you may encounter. We had a great back-and-forth discussion in this episode, and I’m excited for you to listen. This woman has a lot of wisdom to share and I seriously appreciate her limitless outlook on the world. If you want to live a more unstoppable, adventurous, and positive life, then this episode is for you. Let’s do this!
Today I’m sharing a #LimitlessCoaching call, where I privately coach an online business owner to help them move through the blocks and thoughts that are keeping them stuck. The beauty of these calls is that YOU get to be a fly on the wall as you listen to someone else’s transformation. I have a feeling it might lead to some of your own breakthroughs and insights, too. Have you ever felt like you were meant for MORE? Well, “more” often means that we have to go against the status quo in order to have it. That’s because the status quo is designed to keep us small -- to shove us into a box that society has deemed as acceptable. If you choose to follow the status quo, you’re promised some unspoken perks, like friendship, a comfortable life, and approval from other people. But if you’re listening right now, it’s probably because you’re witnessing the ways that the status quo keeps you from the life you dream of living, and you’ve decided that you want MORE, even if you have to go against the grain to get it. Well, today I’m coaching Chelsi. Chelsi is a student in some of my online business courses, and through her coaching, podcast, and blog posts, she helps work-from-home moms to simplify their busy lives and let go of the things they “should” do so that they can live life on their own terms. And coincidentally, that’s pretty much the gist of our coaching call, too. So, if you’ve ever felt like there’s a level of your potential that’s untapped, or that you’re clinging to the status quo when you KNOW you have more to offer, or that you’re waiting for someone else to choose you or give you permission to play bigger...then listen up, because this episode is for you. Your limitless life could be on the other side of this coaching call. Let’s jump in.
Every business is unique, which is why every entrepreneur finds different strategies and hacks that work best for them. So for this special episode, I'm bringing in 10 of my students who have taken my online course, The Profitable Creator, which used to be called Blog to Biz Hive by the way. Now, all of these students have gone through the program and created and launched an online course of their own. And so this episode is where they're sharing some of their best hacks and strategies that they've learned along the way. They each share for just a few minutes, so you’ll get a taste of a multitude of different tactics and perspectives that have allowed them to create their own versions of success. From earning a few thousand dollars, to six-figure launches, you’ll get insight into it all. I cannot wait for you to hear their brilliance and reflections. What they share could be the thing you’ve been waiting to hear! By the way, if you want to learn even MORE about how to have a successful online course launch, I’m hosting a free online webinar where I will be breaking down the 3 systems that you need to have in place if you want to have a 5 or 6 figure online course launch. It’s taking place on May 5, 2020, so to register, just head to theprofitablecreator.com/workshop to save your spot. I can’t wait to see you there. Now, let’s dive in!
Hey hey, Limitless Lifers, it’s my birthday and I’m ready to celebrate with you! In today’s episode, I’m discussing one of my favorite topics, money mindset. Our money mindset is something we can’t escape no matter how hard we try. Our beliefs about money and abundance literally rule every single decision we make. Have you ever stopped to think that your money mindset might actually be blocking you from earning and receiving more? Not only that, what would you say if I told you that the way we feel about money is directly related to the way we feel about our own worth? If that made you go, “oh boy,” this episode is for you. I’m going to share with you 4 of the most prevalent beliefs that are limiting us when it comes to our money. It’s time to flip the scripts on those beliefs and create more abundant ways of thinking and being. If you’ve ever struggled with your beliefs when it comes to money or abundance, and you’re not sure how to change them, you’re going to want to tune in and take notes. Let’s dive in!
Welcome back to the Limitless Life™ Podcast. And today, we’re chatting about how making big changes and choices in our life might become one of the best things you ever do. Can I be honest? I think this is one of my personal favorite interviews on this podcast! I’ve actually been following Jen Gotch for like, 5 years, so I knew a lot about her story going into this conversation. I’ve watched as her company, ban.do, went from mostly unknown to total explosion. I’ve followed along as Jen went through a challenging divorce. And in the past couple years, I’ve seen Jen truly step into her power -- something within her has shifted in the best way possible, and in this interview, I wanted to find out exactly how she did it. So, like I mentioned, Jen is the founder and Chief Creative Office of the multimillion dollar brand, ban.do. What started as a small hair accessories company has transformed into a movement that encourages joy and normalizes mental health. She’s also the author of the NYT Best-Selling memoir, The Upside of Being Down, which details her upbringing and mental health journey while growing a successful company. What I loved about this conversation is that Jen is both hilarious and wise. There’s just a special place in my heart for people who can share real, raw, and deep truths about life...while making you laugh. In this interview, we talk about things like how to start working through the patterns and limiting beliefs you adopted as a child, how to honor your path even if it looks different than the norm, and how a terrifying life change actually altered Jen’s life for the better. If you know there’s more out there for your life, but you’re scared to claim it… If you’re going through something difficult right now, and you need inspiration… Or if you’re ready to rip off the band-aid and truly live a limitless life… This episode is for you. Let’s dig in!
When I first started my business I tried all.the.freakin’.things in order to grow my audience and my income. Creating content daily? Check. Hosting webinars (even when I was terrified of being on video and looked like a deer in headlights)? Double check. Having dozens of freebies in my resource library? Checkity check. That’s fine, but I’m here to tell you that no strategy will give you the results you’re dreaming of if you haven’t implemented this one thing in your business. So listen up. Do you know what every successful business has in common? *drumroll, please* They solve problems. It really isn’t revolutionary, or ground-breaking, but it is the cornerstone of every single successful business out there. Including yours. It’s such a foundational strategy and yet many entrepreneurs skip it altogether which leads to not so share-worthy results. Don’t let this be the reason you spend years wondering why your business isn’t growing or questioning whether you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur after all. Today I want to show you how to get clear on which problem you’re solving for your audience and how to use that information to build a profitable and sustainable business that stands the test of time (and keeps your walls spaghetti-free). Let's get started!
Welcome to the Limitless Life Podcast. Today, we’re chatting about how one woman’s immense trauma and pain led her to true peace, deep connection, and ultimately, self love. What is up Limitless Lifers! I am soo thrilled to bring you today’s episode with Ruthie Lindsey, who I think is a human superhero. When Ruthie was 17, she was hit by an ambulance outside of a gas station. She broke her neck, punctured her lungs, and ruptured her spleen. Doctors performed a spinal cord fusion using wire and miraculously, she walked out of the hospital within a month. But a few years later and newly married, even slight movements would send intense pain throughout Ruthie’s entire body. She became depressed, bed-ridden, and addicted to narcotic painkillers. Doctors said that the wire holding her neck together was now piercing her brain stem. As she prepared for one of the biggest surgeries of her life, her marriage began to fall apart, her father passed away suddenly, and Ruthie felt utterly broken, inside and out. That is, until she decided to shift her thinking. Now, Ruthie is a sought-after speaker, podcast host, social media superstar, and author of the recent book, There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing. She’s also one of the happiest and most loving people I’ve ever met! In this interview, we talk about how Ruthie experienced some of the lowest lows possible -- and at such a young age -- and was able to rebuild her life from the ground up with more freedom, joy, courage, and self-love. This conversation is SO inspiring -- not only does Ruthie have such a beautiful way with words and an incredible story to tell, but I know you’ll see yourself in pieces of her story, too. I can’t wait for you to listen! Let’s dive in.
In the latest episode of Limitless Life, I’m sharing a #LimitlessCoaching call, where I privately coach an online business owner to help them move through the blocks and thoughts that are keeping them stuck. The beauty of these calls is that YOU get to be a fly on the wall as you listen to someone else’s transformation. I have a feeling it might lead to some of your own breakthroughs and insights, too. Today, I’m coaching Britney. Britney’s from a small town in Michigan and has taken several of my online business courses to create her fitness coaching company. By the looks of her website, you’d think she was one of the biggest names in her industry -- it’s polished, professional, and has tons of helpful information. In Britney’s words, she told me that she has the “perfect framework for her business.” She knows how to create great content, her systems are in place, and she’s ready for growth. But she realized that her mindset was keeping her stuck and holding her back from the success she knows she’s capable of deep down. This coaching call is for you if you’ve ever had tons of great ideas, but then procrastinated on taking action.Or if you know that you WANT to play bigger in your life or business, but you’re afraid of what people might say, and you often feel like an imposter. Get ready to break through, my friend. Your limitless life could be on the other side of this coaching call. Let’s jump in.
Today’s guest is someone I find personally inspiring because she’s a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, and global community builder. In 2013, she started a company and a movement called Daybreaker, which hosts early morning, sober dance parties around the world to promote play and connection. I actually went to my first Daybreaker with some friends a few months ago -- it was a 90s themed party that started at 5 or 6 in the morning and offered drinks like coffee and green juice instead of alcohol. There was a DJ playing and tons of people who showed up to get down. But that event was far from the first for Daybreaker -- in the past 7 years, Radha’s company has hosted dance parties around the world for more than half-a-million people. And as you’ll hear in today’s episode, it started small, with a simple, but courageous idea and has grown into a global community. Radha has also started companies like Thinx period underwear and LiveItUp, which is a text-messaged based life school. And in her book called Belong, she shares her tried-and-true methods for creating true belonging and community in the world. In this interview, we dive into pretty much ALL the things. From Radha’s start in investment banking to hosting dance parties to ultimately creating true belonging in her life and for others. You’ll love the range of her wisdom and her inspiring words about what it means to create a limitless life. Let’s do this!
Today, I’m sharing a #LimitlessCoaching call, where I privately coach an online business owner to help them move through the blocks and thoughts that are keeping them stuck. The beauty of these calls is that YOU get to be a fly on the wall as you listen to someone else’s transformation. I have a feeling it might lead to some of your own breakthroughs and insights, too. The beauty of listening to a coaching call like this is that soo many of the fears and insecurities that other people go through are entirely universal. So, even if someone’s situation is different, the mindset advice is often the same. And I think you’ll find that this is profoundly true when you listen to this conversation with Katie. Coincidentally, Katie has a relatively new business, where she does mindset and mindfulness coaching for creative entrepreneurs. But Katie is noticing something: she’s afraid of other people’s opinions and what they’ll think about her for playing bigger. She wants to speak on stages, host online classes, and ultimately put herself out there in a larger way. But she’s created stories around what people might say about her for owning her power, especially as a coach. And as you listen, you might be surprised by how many people’s opinions she’s actually afraid of. I absolutely loved this conversation -- it’s full of wisdom for anyone who has felt the fear of being seen and judged for showing up as your fullest self. And if you’ve ever felt afraid or guilty for wanting MORE out of life, then get ready to flip that entire concept on its head. Now get ready to break through, my friend. Your limitless life could be on the other side of this coaching call. Let’s jump in.
What’s up Limitless Life family! Today’s guest is Susie Moore, a digital course creator, publicity genius, and author of the recent book, Stop Checking Your Likes: Shake off the need for approval and live an incredible life. Susie’s work has been featured in places like the Today show, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and heaps of other outlets. And most importantly (to me, anyway): she’s one of my dearest and closest friends. I met Susie years ago when one of our mutual friends introduced us through a text, saying that we needed to meet because we’d get along swimmingly. Susie lived in New York at the time, so when I was in town, we made plans to meet up for the first time in person, and when we did, we proceeded to chat for 4 hours straight. Our friend was right -- hit it off, we did. Since then, Susie has grown into one of my most cherished friends. She’s able to effortlessly combine wisdom and irreverence, which usually means that when we hang out, we have lots of deep conversations that are peppered with constant fits of laughter. The way it should be, ya know? In this interview, we’re digging into a lot of the concepts Susie discusses in her new book, like how to really trust your inner guidance, what it looks like to stop seeking approval from everyone but yourself, and the secret ingredient for living a powerful and joyful life. Snuggle up, because this conversation will feel like you’re chatting with a girlfriend, all while challenging you to become the most limitless version of yourself. Let’s dive in!
Hey there, podcast fam! After a 2-year break and I am so excited to be back. After my last podcast episode with you in July of 2018, I really wasn't sure that this day would ever come. But so much has changed since then; I took a 6-month sabbatical from my business and social media, I recovered from burnout, I discovered truths about myself and how I was showing up for my life that allowed me to work through and heal old limiting beliefs. And now I want to know....have you ever asked yourself what it would look like to live a Limitless Life? What that would even mean for you, and what would need to change for it to be possible? I learned that I had been collecting all of my self-worth from achievements and applause- from what I was doing instead of who I was being… and this changed my life dramatically. I went from wanting to walk away from my business entirely to showing back up for it in a whole new way I never dreamed possible, which now leads me here- with you. In this episode, I’m sharing my story of getting to a place where I wanted to walk away from it all, to a place where I realized I had so much more to give (just in an entirely different way than I’d imagined). This new iteration of my podcast, the Limitless Life Podcast, is all about teaching you that the only limits standing in your way are the ones you’ve placed on yourself, and it’s about helping you break through them to live the life you were always worthy of. So, welcome back. I’m so happy you’re here… I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with you.
Hey Everyday World Changers! If you have ever felt burnt out from work or life, and you’re unsure of how to get your creativity and joy back, then this episode is for you. Today I’m chatting with YouTube sensation Sunny Lenarduzzi, who built a massively successful 7-figure business and an audience of hundreds of thousands of people. As you’ll hear, what a lot of people don’t tell you about success, and what we’re digging deep in today, is that achieving some kind of success in any area of life can lead to more pressure, more anxiety and a whole lot of fear. What happens when you combine all of these things together? It can lead to burnout and a total lack of creativity, and in Sunny’s case, an anxiety attack that put her in the hospital. If something you once loved doing now feels like a chore and you’re struggling to get your mojo back, then you’ll want to hear what Sunny has to say in this episode. She is extremely open about her struggles and triumphs, and you will enjoy the fun, free flowing conversation that we have about success, burnout and what it really takes to create a purpose-driven and joyful life. I especially love the activity that Sunny shares with us at the very end of the episode, which I know will help you feel even more fulfilled and proud of yourself for the work that you do every single day. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
Hey Everyday World Changers! Today’s guest, Leesa Renee Hall, is quite literally one of my favorite people. She’s the kind of woman who is unapologetically herself and says what’s on her mind and her heart, even if she knows that some people may get rubbed in the wrong way. As a recovering “nice girl” myself, this is something that I’ve been working on bringing into my life more too, and I’m just so inspired by how Leesa shows up in the world. We dig really deep here, and in this conversation we talk about a unique writing practice that Leesa teaches and says is one of the best things she’s ever done for developing more self-awareness, discovering who she truly is deep down and embodying more of herself in everything she does. She knows a thing or two about writing and vulnerability, because she is the author of 7 (almost 8!) books, and more recently, has turned her attention to writing about the intersection of race, spirituality and leadership. In this discussion she’ll help you dissect your own identity in a really meaningful way, so that you can truly see who it is you’re being in order to become who you’re really meant to be. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
Friends, I am so excited to bring you this very first short solo episode of the podcast (and I'll be sharing more with you). In this episode I'm getting personal and giving you a life update and behind-the-scenes sneak peek into my 2018...so far!
Today’s guest is someone I deeply admire for her creative and free spirited approach to life and business. Amber Rae is an author, artist and a speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions and express your talents to the world in a bigger way. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable “a-ha” moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Amber’s public art has spread to more than 20 countries and she has spoken at and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple and Amazon. In today’s episode we’re talking about some of the important lessons from her new book, Choose Wonder Over Worry. Amber opens up about her past relationships, her career and her desire to always achieve more, and she shares how this mentality never really seemed to bring her joy. She also gives special techniques that help her transcend her fears, feel more happy and not get so caught up in worry and anxious thoughts. If you are ready to transform your life, embrace your emotions and infuse more creativity into every day, then this episode is for you. I have some very special announcements to make! This podcast is a year old now, and to celebrate you have a chance to win amazing prizes such as a $100 Amazon gift car, a custom journal, Brain Dust (the super blend that I swear by!) and some bestselling books from past guests of Pursuit With Purpose, like Mark Manson, Nataly Kogan and Mastin Kipp. To enter all you have to do is go to iTunes, search for Pursuit With Purpose under “Podcasts”, and then subscribe to the show and leave a review (make sure to put your Instagram handle in your review so we can reach out to you if you’re a winner). This amazing giveaway is open until June 29th, 2018, so head over to iTunes right away and enter! But wait – I have more big news for you. We are launching a free Facebook group for listeners of the podcast, because community is so important in life. To join, head over to http://pursuitwithpurpose.com/community, where we’ll be diving deeper into each episode and I’ll be hosting Facebook Live classes to share more of the behind-the-scenes of the podcast, and much more. We’re also planning to host in-person meet ups for listeners around the world, and I can wait to meet you. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
When I started learning about meditation a couple of years ago, today’s guest was a name I kept hearing over, and over, and over again. Sharon Salzberg is one of the most prominent figures in the field on meditation and a world-renowned teacher, as well as a New York Times bestselling author with 10 books. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing mediation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974. My favorite thing about Sharon is her focus on love, and how meditation can help us love more deeply and more often for both ourselves and everyone else in our lives. In this interview we talk about Sharon’s traumatic past, which led her to look for tools to help her heal and eventually led her to mediation. We also talk about what mindfulness even is and why most people who think they’re bad at mediation are wrong. Of course, she shares how to do it the right way and if you stick around until the end of this episode, you’ll even get to hear Sharon lead us in an exclusive loving-kindness meditation. This will add more peace, joy and love to your day – in a matter of just minutes. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
Hello Everyday World Changers! I’m grateful to introduce you to today’s guest, Mastin Kipp. You might know Mastin from The Daily Love, which was his popular website and email subscription that he used to operate. It’s how I discovered him years ago and I’ve always looked up to him because of it. Mastin is now a best-selling author, renowned public speaker and the creator of Functional Life Coaching, which is an innovative, unique and accelerated approach to creating lasting personal and business change. He’s been recognized by leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins and Arianna Huffington as a thought leader in personal development. Mastin’s latest book, Claim Your Power, is a 40-day journey to unlocking your life’s purpose, healing yourself from the inside-out and becoming who you were truly meant to me. In this interview Mastin is talking about something that as he says, he’s never discussed really anywhere else before. He shares his method for healing the trauma you’ve experienced in your life, whether it is big or small. He’s got tactical tips for both your mindset and your physical health that are going to help you to heal that trauma so you can live your best, happiest and most transformational life - right this very second. He also shares his story about hitting “rock bottom”, becoming addicted to drugs and how he was able to pull himself out of his lowest point to create a transformational brand that has helped millions.
I am so excited to share this episode with guest Nataly Kogan. Nataly is the founder and CEO of Happier, which is a global learning platform and app that has helped more than one million people live happier lives. Her work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tedx Boston and more. Today she is sharing some of the top tips from her latest book, Happier Now. Nataly really brings it here and she’s got the knowledge, the stories and the attitude to really help you make a transformation in your life! This episode inspired me deeply. I love the charisma and realistic outlook that Nataly brings to this conversation. Not to mention, she shares tons of practical tips and advice for anyone who wants to live their happiest life, right now. You’ll also hear about how she came to the US as a refugee from the Soviet Union and ended up building an incredibly successful business, but it ended up being unfulfilling to her. Now she focuses more on finding joy and purpose in her life instead of chasing achievements. Can you relate to that? I know I sure can as I’ve totally been there too. This is one of my favorite episodes to date, and if you enjoyed it too and got something out of it, I would be so happy if you could take a screenshot of you listening to it on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how it’s resonated and helped you in your life!
Although I am an entrepreneur and I do some business coaching, I didn’t want this podcast to be about giving you tons of business advice. If you know my story, which I share more of in Episode 1, then you know how I’m a big proponent of prioritizing your personal growth and happiness first and that money and status will never be enough. So you know that when I bring an entrepreneur on the show, he or she is a big deal to me. Today’s guest, James Schramko, is that kind of person. James is an online business coach who’s helped over 2,000 of his students create and maintain 6, 7 and 8-figure businesses and before running his own company, he gave up a multiple 6-figure income to strike out on his own. James is all about creating a business that supports the lifestyle that he wants to live, instead of working himself into the ground to make more money. He’s found ways to automate his income and create recurring income streams so that he now has more time to do whatever he wants. In this episode James shares how he exited his corporate career and the way he was able to build his business while working a full-time job (while having a family of several kids)! He’s literally been able to build a company around the mentality, “Work Less, Make More.” If finding balance is important to you, then you’ll want to listen to this conversation with James Schramko.
Today’s guest has many different titles: conscious entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist and author. Inc. Magazine has even labelled her as one of the “Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World.” As a 20-something millionaire, her personal mission is to mobilize the next generation of conscious changemakers. It wasn't too long ago that today’s guest, Peta Kelly, was working on her PhD in Science. Despite the incredible level of academic success she had achieved, her soul was just tugging her along to the next part of her journey – entrepreneurship. After creating a 7-figure income for herself in her early 20’s, Peta become fascinated with re-writing economic rules. Her desire is to circulate wealth and give back in a meaningful way, and her new book, Earth is Hiring, is about the new way to live, lead, earn and give consciously. In this interview we talk about some of the concepts from her book, like the lessons Mother Nature can teach us, how to get into alignment with our soul’s mission and how to honor our spiritual path. If you listen to the episode and you just love this woman, then make sure to check out her book tour, which is happening very soon! Peta will be in LA on May 19th, New York City on June 9th and London on June 16th.
A few months ago someone on my team sent me a message saying that she had just read an absolutely amazing book called Playing Big, by a woman named Tara Mohr. Now I had never heard of Tara, but I’m always looking for new book suggestions, so I went straight to Amazon to purchase her book. Not only is it well-written and eloquent, but it is fascinating and empowering, like the author knew exactly how I was holding myself back and what I needed to do to get rid of my limiting beliefs and play bigger in life. Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being, as well as being an author, educator and certified coach. Her book Playing Big was named a “Best Book of the Year” by Apple iBooks. Tara is also the creator of the Playing Big Leadership Program for Women, and her work has been featured on The Today Show and in publications such as The New York Times. She’s worked with major corporations like Google and Starbucks on leadership initiatives and her Playing Big concepts have also been incorporated into middle and high schools in the United States and United Kingdom to support girl’s leadership development. During the episode we talk about things like how to access your wisest inner mentor, the ways that journaling can help you become your biggest self, how to update your beliefs so criticism just bounces right off of you, and so much more.
When I first met today’s guest Lori Harder, I never thought that she had struggled to find real friends in her life. That’s because on the outside, Lori’s life is about a perfect as they come. She has a massively successful fitness and personal development business, she sells out her 500-person conference every year and she lives in a gorgeous house in Santa Monica. Lori also has a great husband who I also know (and was a past guest on this podcast). To top it off, she basically looks like a supermodel! So it’s easy to peg Lori as someone who hasn’t struggled a day in her life, but as a listener of this podcast you already know that’s never the truth. I am so grateful for friends like Lori; people who grow up in abusive households and who felt like they never fit in, spending much of their lives feeling worthless and unloveable. These are the people who have transformed their pain into something beautiful and are now on a mission to heal others from their pain too. In this interview, Lori and I chat about what it was like for her growing up feeling misunderstood for the first few decades of her life. We also dive into the concepts behind her new book, A Tribe Called Bliss, which is all about finding and creating a deeply connected circle of friends. I love Lori’s surprising advice when it comes to relationship building, and I always appreciated her transparency, wisdom and humor.
About a year ago, today’s guest James Wedmore and I decided to meet for lunch. To be honest, I didn’t know a ton about him at the time, and I just knew that he had a popular mastermind group for entrepreneurs as well as a really successful online business. I expected our conversation to revolve around things like the latest business strategies and tactics, but as soon as we sat down it was clear to me that James was so much more than a business coach. For the next two or three hours we talked about personal development, spirituality and the crazy stories that had taught us something in our lives. Not to mention, James was funny and relatable, and he brings all of that to this fun and unique interview. We talk about upcoming business trends and predictions and well as his first real business, but we also dive into his personal journey with spirituality. James shares about how he shifted his brand to talk less about marketing and more about mindset. He combines self-help with business strategy in a way that’s seamless, and in my opinion, necessary. We both truly believe that if you want to create an incredible business and life, you need to master your inner game first.
I’m super excited to welcome my friend Sarah Keller to the podcast. As you’ll hear, Sarah has a really interesting story because for a decade she was a senior director at Lululemon, helping grow it from a small company with a few stores into a massive multi-million dollar empire. During the quick escalation to this success, Sarah suffered serious stress-related issues, which led to her changing the way she works and lives. This is coming from a very hustle-minded woman who loved to work and was constantly flying around the world. Sarah didn’t know how to stop, but she knew she had to. Eventually she decided to strike out on her own as an entrepreneur and now she coaches women on how they can own their own power and become world-class leaders. In this interview, we talk about a landmark research study her company is doing to learn more about how some women become what Sarah refers to as “indestructible leaders”, and what we can learn from them. This interview is packed with important ideas that are helpful for anyone, man or woman alike, who want to become a stronger leader, have better health and work-life balance. Sarah’s story is one that really inspires me deeply to become a better leader myself and to live with more purpose (and to think bigger than I already am).
I have to tell you, right after I recorded today’s interview with Dr. Michael Gervais, I immediately texted my boyfriend to say that I just did one of my most favorite interviews for my podcast – ever. This episode that you’re about to listen to is just that good. That’s because Dr. Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist with over 20 years experience working in really high stakes environments, with some of the top athletes, musicians, artist and executives in the world. He’s also appeared on Tim Ferriss’ Fearless and has been featured in places like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and many other outlets. Michael also has a podcast called Finding Mastery, where he’s interviewed top guests like best selling author Ryan Holiday and the LA Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton. Ultimately Michael’s mission is to discover the mindset skills of the world’s best, in order to change our perspective of what’s possible in our own lives. In this interview he definitely delivers on that promise. You’ll learn things like the common challenges that all high performers face and why most people struggle to reach their full potential in life. I got so much personally out of this interview, and I know that you are going to as well.
I am so unbelievably thrilled to share today’s guest, (who’s a dear friend of mine), Jenna Kutcher. I first discovered Jenna on Instagram, and I was instantly touched by her authenticity. Now we’re in a mastermind together so I’ve gotten to know her a lot more. Jenna started out as a wedding photographer and she became one of the most sought after in the world. Now she focuses primarily on her online courses and her podcast, which teach women how to do business. Something that I love about Jenna is that she’s a leader in the body positive and self-love movement, and she brings daily empowerment to her 500,000 Instagram followers. In fact one of her posts recently went viral, where she talks about the insecurity that she felt as a curvy woman being married to (as she calls him), “Mr. Six-Pack.” Now this episode was recorded before her post went viral, but trust that we dig deep into what it means to love yourself and your body. Jenna shares how she and her husband have built such a successful marriage and what it feels like to go through a miscarriage in the public eye. Since Jenna is business-savvy too, we also discuss how she’s grown her platform, how she manages her time and also some of her favorite business strategies. This interview made me laugh, tear up and ultimately feel empowered to be and do exactly what I want. I have a feeling that it’s going to do the same for you too!
I spent a long time watching and admiring today’s guest, Emily Thompson, from afar. You probably know her from her incredibly popular podcast and brand that she co-leads, called Being Boss. What I love about Emily is that she’s able to combine practical business skills with a sense of spirituality and femininity. Emily is the founder of Indie Shopograhy, where she helps creative entrepreneurs run online businesses. She also co-hosts the Being Boss podcast for creative entrepreneurs, which has over 3 million downloads! Due to the success of her podcast, she recently co-wrote her first book, Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms. During today’s episode, we dive really deep into what you can find inside of Emily’s book, including her magical way of setting goals. She also talks about the transformative daily routines that she uses in her life and what it really looks like to live life on your own terms – and how to make it happen!
I had the honor of meeting today’s guest at an event in New York, and I was so blown away by her loving presence and the exercises she had us do to help us feel more connected to ourselves and to quiet our self-doubt and inner criticism. Geneen Roth is the author of Women Food and Good, which spent 34 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, with 18 of those weeks at number one! She’s authored 9 other books, taught workshops with thousands of people and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The View. In this episode we talk about how she came up with her latest book, This Messy Magnificent Life. After years of teaching workshops on weight, food and money, Geneen realized there was a connection between those issues and she knew a way to solve them all together. Out of her own past struggles with feeling as if she would never fit into her own skin, much less into the world around her, Geneen tackles how we can move beyond our pasts and build a life that reflects who we really are. Geneen has decades of wisdom to share, which is perfect for anyone who wants to shed whatever is holding them back and step into who they are truly meant to be.
On the introversion-extroversion scale, I feel like I fall somewhere in the middle of the two options. I use to naively think being an introvert as an entrepreneur would hold me back, and I felt being an extrovert like the many business owners I was seeing was necessary if I wanted to succeed. Enter my friend, Selena Soo. She completely flipped that fear-based thought on its head for me and with her quiet power and sensitivity, she’s been able to create a 7-figure business and is on a quest to impact millions of people. Selena is a publicity and marketing strategist for visionary entrepreneurs, experts and authors who want to reach millions with their message. She’s helped clients and students get featured in places like O, Forbes and Inc., and on popular podcasts and national television. Many of her clients have become industry leaders with 7-figure businesses, raving fan bases and hundreds of thousands of followers! I’ve worked with Selena personally and she is absolutely incredible at connection with people and helping her clients. Her signature approach comes down to building powerful and long-lasting relationships with influencers and the media in a thoughtful and authentic way. That, in my eyes is the key to Selena’s success. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, she’ll show you how to use your unique personality and talents as a superpower to get more publicity for your message, more connections in your industry and more power to impact millions of people!
I feel like a lot of us go through those pre teen years where we just feel unattractive and awkward, and I was no stranger to feeling like an ugly duckling myself. Meanwhile, my idols were people like Hilary Duff and Britney Spears, beautiful women who looked nothing like me. Around that time when I was in junior high school, my mom bought me a book that was all about natural beauty. It was written by today’s guest, Bobbi Brown, and I didn’t realize it then but that book was a catalyst that helped me see myself in a whole new light. It celebrated diverse forms of beauty that I had yet to see in the media. Bobbi Brown is still prolific in the beauty industry, and you’ve probably heard of her makeup company, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. The company was purchased by Estee Lauder in the 1990s, and she served as Chief Creative Officer there for more than 20 years. Now she has moved on to start an all natural supplement brand called Beauty Evolution, as well JustBobbi.com, an editorial and lifestyle platform. Bobbi has been a pioneer in the natural beauty space with a motto that says, “the secret to beauty is simple: be who you are.” During our inspiring conversation, Bobbi and I chat about what it was like to create a brand that emphasized natural beauty in the late 80s, when the most popular beauty trends involved big, bold and unnatural makeup. We also talk about what it was like to go from being a makeup artist to running an enormous global brand, as well as the decisions she made that helped to set her company apart from all the other beauty brands out there. Whether you’re a makeup fanatic, a champion for helping people feel comfortable in their skin, or an entrepreneur looking for tips from a super-savvy business woman, this interview is for you!
Back when I was a web designer, I encountered today’s guest in a unique way. A client sent me some sites that he liked, and one of them was the minimalist home belonging to this guest, James Clear. Last year I got to hear James speak at a conference we were both presenting at, and he blew me away! Not only is he an engaging speaker, but he really backs up everything he says with research studies and interesting stories. He’s a master at teaching others about productivity and habits, and I’m so thrilled to be sharing him with you in this episode that is both actionable, and entertaining. In today’s interview we talk about his philosophy of getting just 1% better every day, how to be more productive and why research shows that it’s better to create often than to strive for perfection. I know you are going to love this interview and it’s going to change so much for you (in a positive way)!
Welcome back, Pursuit With Purpose family! I think the first time I heard of today’s guest was way back before I started my business, which was honestly one of the lowest points of my life. I felt unhappy, unappreciated and very stuck in the direction of my career. After starting my blog in 2013, I began looking for advice from entrepreneurs and smart people who could lift me out of the funk I was in. Marie Forleo ended up being exactly that person for me. I’ve always admired how Marie was able to blend her silly and funny sense of humor with spiritually sound life and business advice. Getting to interview her is a huge honor for me, and she does not disappoint in today’s interview. In this episode we talk about how her parents influenced the trajectory of her life, how you can combine your passions into a career and her secrets for a successful life and business. This is one of my all-time favorite interviews and Marie has tons of smart advice and incredible stories to share. I know you’re going to love it too!
Have you ever seen those hilarious YouTube videos pop up in your Facebook newsfeed? You know, the ones where there’s a long-haired, redheaded man who pokes fun at spiritual people? Well the creator of these videos is JP Sears, from the popular YouTube channel, Ultra Spiritual Life (spoiler alert: JP is today’s guest)! JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, and a YouTuber whose channel has garnered over 100 million views. He’s the author of the book, How To Be Ultra Spiritual, as well as an international speaker. Today we’re talking about the issues he sees most often in his coaching clients, and how he himself had to work through a lifetime of people pleasing and disregarding his own needs. As you’ll notice from this interview, JP is one of the kindest and most open-hearted people I’ve had the opportunity to speak with, and he has some insights for us today that could completely change how you see yourself.
I am so thrilled to be sharing today’s guest with you, because she is someone that I deeply admire. Her name is Gabby Bernstein, and last year I actually wasn’t too familiar with her work. I decided to attend her book tour in Los Angeles though and got to hear a heartfelt speech from Gabby, which was followed by an amazing Q&A session. Needless to say, I became an instant fan! Gabby is as wise and soulful as she is empowering and honest. Gabby Bernstein is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Universe Has Your Back. She was featured in Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader and she co-hosted The Guinness Book of World Record’s largest guided mediation with Deepak Chopra, who was also a guest on this podcast. In this interview, we talk about concepts from her latest book, Judgment Detox. If you’ve ever wanted to understand why you judge other people and yourself, this episode is for you. Today you’ll learn where your judgments come from, how to heal them and who you can become when you stop believing your judgments.
Chris Guillebeau is the kind of person who becomes your instant friend, and during this conversation we cover a lot of very interesting topics. We talk about how he has travelled to every single country (before his 35th birthday!), and we also look at how he’s able to host an enormous conference for thousands of people every year while still balancing his energy as an introvert. I think you’ll agree that Chris is the type of person who inspires you to do and become more, and to chase your dreams – no matter what. Chris has also just released a new book called Side Hustle, which will help you create a new source of income in just 27 days, and he will be breaking down some of his side hustle strategies to help you create more income in your life, even if you’re got a full-time job! Now if you’re ready to expand your life and propel yourself to new and beautiful experiences, you will love everything that Chris shares in this fun and enlightening conversation.
Several years ago when I was starting my business, I bought a booked called The Happiness Project that changed my life in a very meaningful way. The book has become an absolute sensation because of how it talks about happiness and routines in a way that feels personal, and today’s guest is the author, Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen has authored several books since then including the New York Times best sellers Better Than Before and Happier at Home. She also co-hosts an award-winning weekly podcast with her sister Elizabeth, called Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Fast Company added Gretchen to their list of most creative people in business and she’s a member of Oprah’s coveted “SuperSoul 100.” In this episode we’re talking about her latest book, The Four Tendencies. During her research in writing the book she found that people tend to belong to one of four tendencies, or personality types, when following habits and sticking to routines. As you’ll hear, each tendency excels at habits in a different way and knowing your tendency can help you live a more joyful and consistent life.
Today’s guest is a personal mentor of mine and someone that I am so deeply inspired by. You’ve probably heard of Lewis Howes before, but if you haven’t, you need to know who this guy is! Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, a lifestyle entrepreneur and a keynote speaker. He hosts the top rated podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 35 million downloads since it began airing in 2013! Lewis has been featured on The Ellen Show and in the New York Times, Forbes and many more places. Former President Obama even recognized Lewis as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under the age of 30. In this interview we talk about the subject of his latest book, The Mask of Masculinity, and the different masks that men wear today. We also discuss what it feels like to take off these masks and how to get men to embrace vulnerability. So whether you’re a woman looking to better understand the men in your life, or a man who wants to understand the masks that hold you back, this interview is for you.
I met today’s guest Chris Harder in a very unique way (you’ll hear the full story in the intro!) and I have to say he is an extremely kind and generous individual. After an 11-year career as an executive and partner in the banking industry, Chris was feeling burnt out and lacking fulfillment. Since then, he’s retired from banking and partnered with his wife Lori and her brand, LoriHarder.com, and Chris has now found the meaning that was missing in his previous career. Chris is also the host of the hit podcast, For The Love of Money, which is aimed at helping people bust through their money blocks to become unapologetic about their pursuit of wealth and to show that money is a tool for good in a world with many, many needs. In today’s episode we’ll be talking about money mindset blocks that keep us from reaching new levels of wealth, why our culture has a problem with generosity, how to work through financial issues with your partner and the things that Chris and Lori have done over the years to create a truly incredible relationship together!
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re always looking for ways to take your sales, performance and income to a higher level. If you’re like most people though, you find yourself falling back into your old patterns. In this episode, you’ll discover exactly how your brain has been working against you and what you need to do to create lasting changing and significantly improve your performance. Jim Fortin is a master at helping people to rewire their brains in order to get what they want out of life, and that’s exactly what he’s going to help you do in today’s episode. If you’ve ever wanted to move past bad habits, negative thought patterns that keep you stuck or even a lack of success, then you’ll want to hear what Jim has to say!
I’m super excited for this episode with Jordan Harbinger, a social dynamics expert who’s literally teaching people how to remove the mask of shyness in order to be more outgoing, charismatic and better at communicating with others. Jordan is the creator of the top-50 wildly popular podcast Art of Charm, which he’s been hosting now for over a decade! His company holds boot camps and training sessions for companies and individuals that want to learn the elements of emotional intelligence that will help them to become more persuasive, confident and charismatic. Today you’ll learn about what Jordan was like growing up (hint: he’s actually an introvert by nature and grew up being very shy!) and he’ll also share the two things that keep people stuck when it comes to creating true connections. Jordan also gives us some of his best tips for how to practice confidence and charisma, including a pretty cool exercise involving a doorway and post-it notes! He even delivers a beautiful rant about how we, as a community, can begin to cure the divisiveness that’s been spreading around the world and come together. This episode is both extremely practical and super inspiring and I know you’re going to absolutely love Jordan’s advice!
This episode is with Cheryl Hunter, who is an expert in resiliency. It is one of my all-time favorite episodes, and it moved me in an extraordinarily meaningful way… When Cheryl was living abroad at the age of 18 she was abducted, beaten, sexually assaulted and held captive for several days. Now she’s devoted her life to helping other people overcome immense challenges. She’s been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, CNN and has presented multiple TED Talks that will move you to tears. This conversation with Cheryl is far from sad or upsetting; it’s one of the most inspirational and freeing interviews that I’ve had on this show and I know you’ll leave feeling peace and resilience too. We talk about things like how her experience shaped the rest of her life’s path, as well as how finding the beauty and joy while experiencing pain will allow you to look back and feel grateful for the struggles. Cheryl also shares her resiliency framework and the key strategies that can help us overcome anything. This episode will make you laugh, tear up, find the beauty in the struggle but most of all, it’ll inch you closer to who you really are.
Today’s amazing guest is Dorie Clark, who’s joining us to share her advice on how to start your own business. Dorie is unlike most people as she started college at age 14 and graduated at 18, and then went on to hold a bunch of different positions such as non-profit executive, political campaign spokeswoman and even documentary filmmaker! For the past decade, Dorie’s been running her own marketing and consulting business, and she’s also authored several books including Stand Out (which was named the #1 leadership book of 2015 by Inc.), Reinventing You and her latest book, Entrepreneurial You. In this conversation, Dorie and I talk about things like what it was like growing up as an LGBT person, how she reinvented herself with so many different careers and why you’re probably overthinking your first business. She also reveals the steps and tactics to take if you want to start your own company!
I’m honored to share that today’s guest is Deepak Chopra, who is a world-renowned spiritual leader, speaker and best-selling author! He is a pioneer in personal transformation and holistic wellbeing, and today he’s coming to talk about The Law of Attraction and how our thoughts affect our reality. Deepak is also going to be sharing about his latest book, called Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome, which is a collection of songs and poems inspired by American immigrants. Even though this interview is shorter than the usual episodes of this podcast, there’s a lot to take away from this conversation!
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with how much information you need to learn or have you felt unfocused and distracted in trying to achieve your goals? Are you just tired and unmotivated because of the limiting beliefs you play on repeat? Today’s guest is Jim Kwik, and he’s going to teach you a new way to live your life. Jim is the founder of Kwik Learning, and he’s a widely recognized expert on brain performance, accelerated learning, speed reading and memory improvement. He can literally teach you how to learn so that you can operate at your full power every single day! As you’ll learn in our interview, Jim grew up with learning challenges of his own. This propelled him to want to find a better way to live and to teach other people how to do the same. You’ll hear Jim’s incredible story of how he got involved with brain performance, the daily habits and routines he recommends if you want to access your full potential and the incredible way that negative self-talk affects your performance. This interview is going to fascinate, inspire and teach you how to live your best life – by creating your best brain!
Today’s guest is Emily Fletcher, Founder of Ziva Meditation and one of the leading experts in meditation around the world. As a self-proclaimed recovering control freak, she spent 10 years of her life on Broadway and started using meditation as a way to heal the immense stress that she was feeling as a performer. Eventually Emily made her way to India to study meditation and has now taught it to companies like Google and Viacom, as well as to over 7,000 people around the world at conferences, her live events and through her online courses. Emily’s mission is to make meditation attractive, accessible and easy to adopt into modern life. During this hilarious and informative interview she shares her special Viva Meditation Technique and how you can do it for just a few minutes a day to feel happier, look younger and be calmer and less stressed out. I’ve personally been meditating for the past couple of years and can testify to the amazing benefits it brings to my own life. Emily also has a free gift for you today, which you can download at ZivaMeditation.com/Gift. I can’t wait to share this interview with you, so let’s dive in!
So last week you got to hear from one of my Blog to Biz Hive students, Allie, who used her blog to launch a successful yoga business. Today’s guests are Cassie and Shay, who also went through my program and ended up creating an incredible business in the process! Cassie and Shay are best friends/business partners and founders of The Bucketlist Bombshells, which is an online educational community that teaches millennials how they can create a business that allows them to work remotely and travel the world. Their online courses teach everything from graphic design and website design to business tactics for freelancers. They’ve been featured in places like Forbes and Elite Daily and are currently based in beautiful Bali. They had enrolled in my course after having a couple of unsuccessful (their word – not mine!) launches of their own online courses and they wanted to learn the tactics that can be used to have a successful launch. While I take no credit for their amazing success, you’ll hear in this interview how they turned those early course launch disappointments into a thriving 6-figure business that allows them to live their purpose, every single day.
I know I probably say this about each episode, but I am so excited to share this conversation with you! Allie Van Fossen is one of my students in my Blog to Biz Hive course and she has this incredible and unique story of how she turned her yoga blog into a mega successful business. As you’ll hear, she now has plans to literally sail the world! Allie is the woman behind The Journey Junkie, which is an online community that aims to help people live their best life through the practices of yoga and mindfulness. She’s taught thousands of people how to create and sustain a yoga practice at home with her weekly yoga videos, free challenges and paid programs. In today’s interview, you’ll learn all about Allie’s story and how she started in a cubicle, or “Cubeland” as she likes to called it. She reveals specific strategies that she has used to have an amazingly successful course launch, where she made her entire year’s worth of salary is just 3 weeks! You’ll also hear about how she attracts an ever-growing community to her YouTube channel, blog, email list and Facebook group. This girl has got soul and a ton of wisdom to share about following your purpose of living the life you’ve always dreamed of having – right this second.
Today’s guest is Susie Moore, a life coach and author based in New York City. She’s the creator of Side Hustle Academy, the “side hustle made simple,” as well as an advisor to tech start-ups. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, Forbes, Marie Claire and more. Since we met in person Susie has become a great friend of mine. She’s the type of person that if you ever get the chance to meet her, she immediately feels like one of your best friends. Her charisma and kindness is virtually unmatched! Beyond her killer personality, she’s also a force to be reckoned with as a life coach and businesswoman. In this interview you’ll learn more about how Susie manages to be positive (all the freakin’ time!), how she’s taken so many risks in her life with grace, how you can be more confident in your life and how to create a profitable side hustle that allows you to live your purpose. Susie even has a gift for our listeners that want to start a successful side hustle, and you can find that at SideHustlePrepSchool.com/Melyssa. Enjoy this episode!
Today’s discussion is one of my favorites on this podcast so far -- I'm welcoming Vienna Pharaon, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy in NYC. If you've ever wanted to have better relationships, work through the "stuff" from your past, and become more aware of who you are at your core, this episode is for you. Vienna is the founder of the super popular @MindfulMFT Instagram account, the expert relationship contributor for Motherly, an international speaker and presenter, and the co-founder of the Relationships 101 program she presents around North America. She believes that we all have the capacity for beautiful change and fulfilling relationships, but that in order to come face to face with that change we need to take on vulnerability, explore our past, and find ways to express and expand ourselves and our needs in a healthy and connective way. During this chat, we talk about things like what THE most important quality is in a romantic partner, what the prerequisite is before you can be in a happy, healthy relationship, and how to actively work through any negative experiences you had in the past, that are still disrupting how you feel in the present. Listen now!
Have you ever felt like your negative emotions are ruining your life? Have anxiety or fear ever held you back? Well, Mark Manson (Author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck) actually thinks negativity is a GOOD thing and makes a convincing case for why negative emotions are the key to having a positive life. In this interview, you'll learn about Mark's "Do Something" principle, the secret to feeling motivated more often, what your negative emotions are telling you to do, and how to know which relationships and friendships are worth sticking around for...and which ones you should let go of. This interview is packed with wisdom, actionable advice, and a few well-placed curse words.
“The whole thing about vulnerability is somebody has to trust and be vulnerable first." -Alison Faulkner. During this interview, Alison shares how she's used vulnerability and authenticity to grow a huge and engaged audience of people. How do I know her audience is actually "engaged"? Well, when she hosts events, they often sell out in minutes. And when she posts a vulnerable photo on Instagram, they get thousands of likes and tons of comments. This woman has mastered the art of creating genuine connections online, and in this interview she shares how she did it -- and how you can, too. Not to mention, Alison also talks about what her true purpose is and how to find your own. As well as how she was able to find both joy and sadness during a recent, tough personal experience. This interview is packed with laughter, honesty, and wisdom and Alison is a self-help guru for the modern ages.
About a year ago, Sterling was homeless. He was living on couches of friends of friends and trying to grow a business without much success. Well, that all changed. Now, just about a year later, Sterling is running a million dollar business that brings him immense joy, allows him freedom to travel and relax, and has completely changed his mindset about what's possible. So, what changed? Well, he started incorporating authentic story-telling, writing, and videos into his work and his community immediately shifted and grew. In this interview, he explains how the power of stories, vulnerable copywriting, and genuine videos can help you rapidly grow your business as well as a community of people who will devour anything you create. Sterling is unlike most humans I've ever met -- he reminds me of a younger Tony Robbins. Not only will you love Sterling's helpful frameworks and business advice, but you'll love all of his life insights and wisdom, too.
Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author and the founder of Good Life Project, a global community of people on a quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. But...he didn't start that way. In fact, his career began as a corporate attorney, until he realized he wanted to shift everything and open a wellness center, followed by a yoga studio in New York City, and ultimately to create a personal development brand and adult summer camp. In this interview, Jonathan shares how he moved past fear as he created each new business, how he creates a work/life "blend," and the 3 most important factors in having a great life.
One year ago, Natalie MacNeil changed everything about her life. Moving to a new country? Check. Ending an 11-year relationship? Check. Doing it with grace and vulnerability? You bet. In this episode, Natalie shares the personal side of running a 7-figure business, and the struggles that come with being an entrepreneur. She gives soul-centered advice for anyone out there who knows they need to shift something in their life, but aren't sure how to do it.
Want to learn how to get your business featured in the biggest magazines, TV shows, and more? Chris Winfield is a major publicity expert and describes how to identify your "unfair advantage" in order to get massive press for your business. Plus, Chris is also one of the most positive people I know, and in this episode he shares his habits and routines that have elevated his happiness, even through traumatic situations.
Spiritual Entrepreneur and Teacher, Danielle LaPorte, shares some of the most profound life lessons from her recent book, White Hot Truth. In this interview, we discuss things like whether you should talk politics with your audience, how to be a TRUE teacher and guru online, what Conscious Optimism is, and how to strive for measures of success while still staying grounded. This interview is PACKED with wisdom and inspiration.
Want to know why exactly I created this podcast? Well, it started with a breakdown about how I wasn't living in my purpose and wasn't feeling fulfilled by my work. But that's all changed. This episode shares my story and what led me to create Pursuit With Purpose.