self awareness

#17: The Power of Self-Talk with Taylor Neely

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Wondering why you aren't achieving some of the goals you're setting out to achieve? You may be dealing with the most critical of all critics - the one within.

For many of us, we don't even notice that little voice in our heads, or if we do, we believe it is who we are and that we can't change it.

The good news is that we can, and in this episode, Taylor Neely explains how we can go about that. Taylor Neely is a personal trainer and workshop facilitator that helps her clients focus on their mental health as they go through their journey to improve their physical health.

Taylor has been a competitive athlete for most of her life and felt a strong gap in her own life when it came to her physical and mental health. Through her own personal growth, she realized the importance of self awareness and transforming our self talk from negative to positive, and ultimately how these things influence the outcome of every single thing we aim to achieve in our lives.

I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, take a screen shot and let me know over on Instagram or leave a review for the podcast over on iTunes! Both of these small actions go a long way!

Linked Mentioned in this Episode

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#15: Know Yourself to Grow Yourself with Virginia Gronley

Have you ever been super confused about your identity? I remember a very specific time in my life when I was super confident that I had figured out everything there is to know about myself.

It’s honestly almost laughable now, because now I know that you can never ever know everything there is to know about yourself! Because you are always changing and evolving, and that’s the beautiful thing about being human, isn't it?

When I decided that I knew everything about who I was, I stopped growing.

It took me years to realize that the reason I was so miserable was because I had completely lost touch with who I was. My sense of identity was completely out of date. It was old and was overdue for an update.

When I re-committed to figuring out who I was, I was shocked at how much I had changed over the short few years. And as soon as I finally realized that I can never stop learning about myself, my growth skyrocketed.

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So when Virginia Gronley told me that she strongly believes in the Law of Awareness - in order to grow yourself, you must know yourself - I knew it was imperative that I have her on the podcast!

Virginia is a leadership speaker, coach and trainer and her mission is to help individuals, teams and businesses develop their leadership skills. She has worked in the leadership world for over 20 years and has led over 100 training events helping individuals, teams and businesses maximize potential, enhance engagement, performance and productivity.

I know that you are going to love this episode! And when you're done listening, be sure to take a screenshot and tag me (@miriambuttu) and Virginia (@virginiagronley) on Instagram and let us know what you think!


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Miriam's email address (to learn more about the Career Clarity Accelerator Program): INFO@MIRIAMBUTTU.COM

Virginia Gronley's Website

Virginia Gronley on Facebook

Virginia Gronley on Instagram

Virginia Gronley on LinkedIn

Miriam's Instagram

#12: The Unlimited Power of Mindfulness with Trish Tutton

As someone who practices yoga and meditation, I was blown away by all the wisdom that was shared in this interview with Trish Tutton. Lightbulb moments, epiphanies, full circle realizations, the whole nine yards!!


Trish is a Speaker, Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, a graduate of theatre school and a lifelong student. She is curious about how being more present can make us happier and healthier. Her passion for sharing mindfulness comes from her own experience of working in the corporate and non-profit sector. During this time, she experienced the incredible benefits of having a mindfulness practice. She was more energized, happy and focused, and felt better equipped to manage the stresses of her work. She has since taught hundreds of professionals how to transition from overwhelmed and ineffective to focused and efficient.

I walked away from this conversation feeling super empowered and with a much deeper sense of knowledge and control over my life. I cannot wait for you to listen to this episode and once you’re done, please come on over and share your thoughts with myself and Trish over on Instagram!

#1: 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.