084: Creative Boundaries & Preparing for Seasons of Bravery with Janelle Jones

084: Creative Boundaries & Preparing for Seasons of Bravery with Janelle Jones

Today we have Janelle Jones joining us and I can't wait to share this with y'all. Janelle is a fellow business strategist friend of mine specifically helps mothers smash major goals. She is from Queens, New York, she is based in Atlanta, and is a single mom who travels the world with her toddler.

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with Benjamin Dell

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with Benjamin Dell

Anybody who has ever done something new for the first time will tell you it's a bit stressful. Ask any entrepreneur how their stress-life is and they'll most likely tell you they're hanging by a thread. I say that from experience, because I've been all versions of stress management as an entrepreneur. But where does this stress come from? Well, Benjamin Dell, founder and CEO at Missing Lettr is here with us today to chat briefly about just that.

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality

On today's mini-episode we're talking all about constraints, limitations, and how to have an imagination based on *hope* for your future. There are three main points I want to make, to help us get out of the "woe is me" mindset. So listen below to hear those thoughts and my answer to whether I think imagination is insanity or not.

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

Today we chat about what it means to say yes or no to something. I'm stoked that we've got BOTH Samatha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen with us. I really just love what they're putting out into the world and knew they would have a LOT to say on this month's topic of Risk and Rejection! We talk about how risk and rejection have played a part in the start of their new magazine, partnership, and business.

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

Today we have a sequel episode with Karin Stevens! Karin is a choreographer based in the Seattle area. It turns out that she's been doing more writing lately and she sent me an email the other day with a question. I immediately knew this question should become a podcast episode.

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

In this episode I give several real-life examples of how I have personally gone about self-promotion in a different way. I also honestly explain some of the benefits and drawbacks from doing self-promotion differently. I'm really hoping this slight variation in this month's theme is helpful for you! If it is, let me know!

075: Taking the Leap with Fabienne Raphaël

075: Taking the Leap with Fabienne Raphaël

Fabienne Raphaël is a super rad consultant to folks looking to leave their corporate day-job into the online business world. Fabienne and I met online because we were both building similar kinds of excitement with our businesses. Even if you're not a business owner, I know you'll glean so much from this conversation, as we discuss solutions that can apply to ANY person or situation.

074: Let the Numbers Be Your Guide with Ashley Armstrong

074: Let the Numbers Be Your Guide with Ashley Armstrong

If numbers and data kinda make your eye roll and blood boil, then today's episode is for you. I asked Ashley Armstrong (a leading Amazon Seller Strategist who helps companies create amazing results on Amazon) to come talk about how she uses numbers to guide her people to the right choices. She has learned the science of reading numbers like a really good novel and uses that science to advise her clients precisely what products future customers are looking for. Her wisdom and drive is something I know we could all use a dose of from time to time. I'm so happy she's with us today!

ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery

ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery

This week we're chatting about how to prepare for your next season of bravery and how to use some forecasting skills to make that happen. Using all the information we have available can be powerful, especially as we make plans for the future - which is what I'm doing this month while finishing up this national book tour. Come out and say hi!

ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments

ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments

In reaction to how close the publishing date for my book was the other day someone asked me, "Are you just so proud of yourself?!"  The question caught me off guard because if I'm being honest I wasn't proud of myself. I wasn't proud because I hadn't taken time to feel that yet. So that's what today's episode on the Bare Naked Bravery podcast is all about: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments.

070: How to Find Abundance Within Your Constraints with Catherine Rains

070: How to Find Abundance Within Your Constraints with Catherine Rains

Over this last year, in anticipation of my book publishing later this month, I've appeared on a lot of podcasts as a guest. One of my favorite interviews to be a part of was for the Courage & Clarity podcast, hosted by Steph Crowder. Love her.

066: A Rollercoaster of Bravery with Yuri Cataldo

066: A Rollercoaster of Bravery with Yuri Cataldo

Yuri Cataldo is with us this week to share his story of bravery through business and career. He's a classically trained set/costume designer with credits on Broadway, Feature Films, Indie Films, Dance, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011 he founded IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world. He was the architect of the Business of Creative Enterprises major at Emerson College where he combined his years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, and publicity into creating a unique educational experience that will aid the next generation of artist in creating their own path to success. Yuri has a really fascinating story and I don't want to give you any spoilers, so let's jump on in!

064: Radical Acts of Stillness & Writing with Albert Flynn Desilver

064: Radical Acts of Stillness & Writing with Albert Flynn Desilver

Today's episode is a gem of an experience. We've got Albert Flynn Desilver with us and we're got really deep on some subject matter that is relevant to ALL of us, regardless of art form or communication mediums. If you're not familiar with Albert's work, he  is an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist. You'll hear snippets of his impressive feats of career bravery and experience throughout this conversation, so listen and enjoy.

061: Forging a Way for Yourself & Your Art with Choreographer Karin Stevens

061: Forging a Way for Yourself & Your Art with Choreographer Karin Stevens

Karin Stevens of Karin Stevens Dance, or KSD for short, is someone who I deeply admire. That has been true for a very long while. I know you'll really appreciate how caring and thoughtful and eloquently Karin speaks about some of the subjects we cover today. We have a conversation that I know you'll drink fully and deeply. Karin's story contains things we all go through, so please enjoy.

060: Breaking Out of Autopilot & Living a High-Vibe Artistic Life with painter/poet David Lesinski

060: Breaking Out of Autopilot & Living a High-Vibe Artistic Life with painter/poet David Lesinski

Today's conversation has the potential to be life-changing, especially if you're an artist. Today David Lesinski and I chat about how to break out of autopilot, why artists shouldn't just stack our metaphorical (or literal) paintings in the garage for no one to see, and how important it is to nurture a high-vibe environment as an artist. I'm fairly certain you're gonna love David's kind and direct wisdom as much as I do.

059: Censorship, Invincible Truth & Mentorship with Singer-Songwriter Jan Krist

059: Censorship, Invincible Truth & Mentorship with Singer-Songwriter Jan Krist

Today's recording occurred on the last day of a songwriter's retreat. Jan Krist and I talk about mentorship, what it's like to be censored as an artist, how to use our art to communicate truth, and why artists have a responsibility to make our art. Jan even flipped the conversation back on me and asked some big important questions. (I blushed, you can hear it in my voice!) I know you're really enjoy this intimate conversation between a mentee and her mentor, Jan Krist. Let's take a listen!

056: Your DNA for Meaningful Work, Courage & Clarity with Steph Crowder

056: Your DNA for Meaningful Work, Courage & Clarity with Steph Crowder

I'm so excited to feature Stephanie Crowder today! Stephanie recently started a gem of a podcast called "Courage & Clarity." In fact, she interviewed me for it and recently published those episodes too! Today, she and I talk about duh, courage & clarity and how they play on each other and balance each other out. We also chat about how we can find that courage and clarity to do meaningful work in the world. I love this gal and I know you will too. Let's jump on in and talk with Steph Crowder.

055: How to Find Your Creative Intuition with Food - Marisa Molina

055: How to Find Your Creative Intuition with Food - Marisa Molina

Today Marisa Molina joins us to talk about intuition and how our relationship with food can assist or drag the rest of our life and creativity down. Intuition is such a huge factor in being brave. Marisa Molina helps people to transform their relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves so they can eat, love and live freely. She teaches people how to use mindfulness and awareness to move past mental blocks that keep them from reaching their goals and to face challenges with ease. 

054: How to Be Everything & Never Fit in a Box with Emilie Wapnick

054: How to Be Everything & Never Fit in a Box with Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick is a writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. In today's episode, Emilie and I also talk about some of the imposter syndrome she's encountered during the book publishing process and everything that follows, she's got some really solid advice to offer us today and also in her new book. Get excited! Here's Emilie Wapnick!

053: How to Encounter Fear: Advice from a Former Adrenaline Junkie with Akshay Nanavati

053: How to Encounter Fear: Advice from a Former Adrenaline Junkie with Akshay Nanavati

After overcoming drug addiction, a diagnosis of PTSD after the war in Iraq, and a battle with alcohol, Akshay Nanavati has since explored the most hostile environments on the planet. I wanted Akshay to join us because we haven't featured a perspective of PTSD yet and I appreciated Akshay's particular experience and journey. Also, the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword to his book and I really wanted to know how that came about!