#7: How losing my first 30 pounds has transformed my life

I knew that I wasn't happy with my body, but I didn't know how deep the wound actually was. I didn't realize that because of my weight gain over so many years, that I had created all kinds of limiting beliefs that were impacting my life in ways I couldn't fathom.

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I realized how deep it was when I actually started losing weight and noticed first hand what that transformation looks like. I thought that I would feel differently (read: better!) about my body, but I didn't know that the confidence I would gain would make me a better partner, mother, business owner, and human in general! 

In this episode, I talk about how I lost 30 pounds, why I decided to take on this massive transformation, and what amazing and unexpected things have happened as a result of this transformation. Most importantly, I talk about the mindset shifts that we need to make to get us closer to the person we want to be and the limiting beliefs that hold us back from that.

I'm only one third of the way to my goal, so I know more amazing things are on the way and I will continue to share those with you in future episodes. 

I would love to hear your thoughts about this episode, so please don't be shy! Come on over to Instagram (that's where I hang out these days) and let me know what you think!

Until next time - stay focused on designing the life you absolutely love, and trust me, you will eventually get there. 

#6: Meaningful Conversations with Jan Keck

Have you ever felt awkward talking to people you don’t know? Or even to people you do know? Do you struggle to find people to surround yourself with that truly understand you and can support you? If you said yes, this episode is definitely for you.

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In this episode, I interview Jan Keck. Jan grew up in Germany and felt invisible most of his childhood. He didn’t really socialize with others, and he would rarely speak up or raise his hand in class. He was the guy who sat next to you in math and years later you completely forgot about.

Growing up he craved connection, and although he made big advancements through joining sports clubs and summer camps and other groups, he realized he didn’t have it all figured out when he moved to Canada in 2008.

He knew no one, he wasn’t fluent in English, and although Canadians were super friendly on the surface, it was hard to create deep relationships.

8 years later, Jan has not only figured out how to build his own community that is loving, supportive and encouraging; He is also helping others to do the same.

Jan's story is empowering and inspiring and he is a joy to listen to and learn from. I know you will enjoy this episode!

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Is the Fear of Judgement Holding You Back?

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Is the Fear of Judgement Holding you Back?

Do you worry about what people think or say about you? Before you do something new or different? Do you stop to think about how it would look to others or how you would be perceived?

More importantly, does this end up scaring you out of what you really want to do? 

If so, you are not the only one! I have been there and back many times. 

In this episode, I get personal with you about how the Fear of Judgement has impacted me in my life and in my career. I also talk about how I started to realize the impact that this fear was having over me and how I started to get over it.

I hope that my stories and lessons learned will help you see the fear of judgement in your own life, and very slowly learn to release it. 

I'd love to hear what you think about this episode, so please do connect with me over on Instagram OR leave me a podcast review! :)

I hope you enjoy!

Breaking Barriers & Changing Gears

Have you ever wondered if you are on the right path in life? Have you ever wanted to make a drastic change and wondered if you should or how you would even go about it? Or maybe like many of us (including myself) you often feel like the odds are just stalked up against you.

If that resonates with you, than I know 100% for sure that you will love this interview. In today’s episode of the Power and Potential Podcast, I interview Jolyn GC who I consider to be a friend and a mentor.

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Jolyn GC is a modern and contemporary portrait artist based in Seattle. It wasn’t until after her decision to leave her career as a criminal prosecuting attorney that she rekindled her interest in art. Her signature mixed media collage portraits, called Afro Jazz, serve as artistic contribution to the narrative that #BlackLivesMatter and reflects the African Diaspora with its use of vibrant African textiles and the beauty of blackness.

Influenced by her legal background, Jolyn has developed a social justice art program for teens called TEENERGY that teaches young leaders how to use their creative voice for social change. As the curator and owner of a digital art gallery, she enjoys helping emerging artists define their own artistic paths. When she is not advocating for the arts, she splits her time between Seattle and Jamaica with her husband living a life driven by her mantra: “I have unlimited permission slips to create as I see fit.”


I am telling you, prepare to be inspired! Jolyn is the most confident, yet humble, person I have ever met and I know that you can learn an absolute ton from her.

P.S. Make sure you listen in to the very end to find out how you can win a free 60 minute coaching session with me! (Expires on October 31st, 2018)


LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE

Jolyn’s Website: Jolyngc.com

Say hello to Jolyn on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Want to be more Bold, Brave & Courageous? Do this right now.

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Want to be more Bold, Brave & Courageous?

Do this right now.

When I realized that I had completely stopped achieving my biggest goals, even though I was still putting in as much effort (if not more) than I ever was, I knew something was really wrong. 

When I started thinking deeply about it, and searching inside of myself for answers, I found that I had become completely paralyzed from fear. 

I was still doing all the things, still super busy, but got to a place where I wasn't making progress at all. I was spinning my wheels and staying in the exact same spot.

In this episode, I share some personal stories around recognizing fear for what it is, and learning to convert it into courageous moments where you have the opportunity to be BOLD and BRAVE. I also share with you a practical exercise that you can do right now to start your own journey of converting your biggest fears into massive opportunities for growth.

The unexpected result is that I became a million times happier, and it helped me to start meeting the big goals that I've had for myself for years.

I would love to know what your key takeaway is from this episode and what big fear you'll be conquering moving forward! Comment below or connect with me over on Instagram or Facebook!

Links Mentioned in the Episode: 

Free Webinar: Design the Life you Love with Clarity, Confidence & Courage

Miriam's Website

Miriam's Instagram Page

Design a life you absolutely love

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Design a life you absolutely love

I didn’t realize that this was even a thing. Who knew that one day I would wake up and realize that I could create and design my life exactly the way I wanted it to be? Gosh…had I known maybe things wouldn’t have been so stressful back then.

Okay, if I’m being honest, it wasn’t as easy as waking up in the morning and making this grand realization. Not quite. It actually took years. First, I thought about the idea itself. I contemplated it for a long time. Like how could I really have THAT MUCH power when it comes to my future? Can’t be. That dialogue went on for a really long time.

I went from doubting the idea, to wondering if it could actually be true. To find out, I started looking for examples of people who had done it. And man did I ever find them! There are endless examples. THAT helped to prove to me that it IS possible.

Once I believed it, I started doing the work. I needed to understand what IS the life that would make me really happy? What does it look like? Who would I be spending my time with? And most importantly, how would I be spending all of my time?

The most powerful tool in my toolbox: self-awareness.

I got to know myself. I learned to understand myself. I started figuring out the puzzle of what would truly lead to my own happiness.

In this very first episode of The Power and Potential Podcast, I break down my journey to designing a life that I absolutely love. (Hint: it’s the journey of becoming self-aware 😉) If you are somewhat self-aware and have a long way to go - like most of us - OR if you don’t feel self-aware at all, I KNOW that you will benefit from this episode.

I hope you enjoy it & when you’re done listening in, come on over to Instagram and let me know what you thought about it!

I cannot wait to hear from you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here with me throughout this journey. I also can’t wait to see what magic you create in your life as you get clearer about who you are deep down inside.

Living a Truly Authentic Life with Apryl Schlueter

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Living a Truly Authentic Life with Apryl Schlueter

Have you ever wondered how you could be more authentic to who you are in your day to day? I absolutely have! I have been thinking about authenticity for years. What is it? What does it really mean? And most importantly, how do I do it? How can I be the most authentic I could possibly be?

If you are on a quest right now to live better, be better, or do better in your life, this episode is perfect you! In this episode of The Power and Potential Podcast, I interview Apryl Schlueter all about what it means to be truly authentic in all areas of our lives.

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Apryl Zarate Schlueter is the Chief Energy! Officer of The Cheerful Mind, Inc. -- a happiness and productivity coach, speaker, author of Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to The Cheerful Mind, and host of the internet show, Cheerful Conversations. After years of working in various industries, Apryl realized her true passion for helping people streamline their lives to make time for more joy, balance, and ease. She uses the strategies of productivity, goal-setting, and planning infused with personal development methodologies, stress management, and self-care to help curb overwhelm that results from a busy lifestyle, and helps people have more fun while getting stuff done!

Our conversation is rich and awesome, and I know you’re going to love it too. I cannot wait to hear what you think! Make sure you come on over to Instagram and let me know what you think!

P.S. Make sure you listen in to the very end to find out how you can win a free 60 minute coaching session with me before the end of October, 2018!

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Connect with Apryl here: thecheerfulmind.com

Get Apryl’s Book: Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to the Cheerful Mind

Miriam on Instagram