You Have the Life You Believe You Deserve

You Have the Life You Believe You Deserve

 

Are you tolerating a life that's not serving you? Cathy reveals a major breakthrough in her own life, and gives her advice on how to stop agreeing to the things that you don't even know are hurting you. She also reads your wins, celebrates the fabulous listening pods that are meeting up, and shares Michelle Hirsch's story to show that you don't need to have it all in order to just get started.

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Why Gritty People Win - Angela Duckworth

Why Gritty People Win - Angela Duckworth

 

How does grit fuel successful people towards their lifelong goals, and how can you create grit in your own life? Angela Duckworth, author of the bestselling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance has researched the combination of talent and effort has become the formula for achieving your goals. She shares the first step to building a grittier mindset, how to develop your calling, how to change your self-sabotaging thoughts through acceptance and awareness, and how to stick to your higher goals when the tactics aren't working out.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. High achievement is not just about having talent. It’s about putting in that consistent effort.

  2. Begin with wanting to build that grit. Commit yourself.

  3. It’s not about discovering your passion and your purpose. It’s about developing your calling.

  4. Be patient and go outside, and explore the world through trial and error.

  5. Debate your own negativity. Don’t become a victim to your own self-fulfilling prophecy.

  6. Give yourself acceptance and awareness. Don’t beat yourself up for beating yourself up.

  7. Be gritty about your high level goals. Be flexible on the tactics.

  8. Never stop learning.

  9. There’s reason to be hopeful about all that we can become.


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Live Concert Special! with Kyler England

Live Concert Special! with Kyler England

 

The 100th Episode celebration continues! with a live concert from Cathy's living room, featuring the talented songwriter & musician Kyler England. She also shares her story of how to be brave enough to search for love after loss, how to deal with disappointment, and why you need to put multiple eggs in multiple baskets. Also hear your amazing wins about getting a front page spot in the newspaper, and bravely taking the action to launch a Kickstarter. 

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You Won the Lottery! 100th Episode Special

You Won the Lottery! 100th Episode Special

 

Did you know you won the lottery? That the odds of you coming into this world are 1 in 400 trillion? You won life! This 100th episode special features key sessions from our amazing live workshop, including a chat with Cathy's friend Dick Solomon about breaking your own limits through visualization, and Jenny Goldfarb's talk on the importance of writing our own narrative. Then listen to the amazing strides you listeners have made in starting your side hustle, turning it into full-time business, finding your purpose in this lifetime, and embracing the fact that you have truly won the lottery. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Make the messy version.

  2. Go for it and stay true to yourself.

  3. Action leads to clarity

  4. Polite persistence. Don't wallow! Just keep pushing forward.

  5. You won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

  6. Your zone of genius is where your passion, purpose, and skill collide.

  7. Productivity is not about time, it’s about energy.

  8. Live your life in pencil.

  9. Don’t overthink it.

  10. I am worth it and I can do it.


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How to Make a Creative Blueprint - Jim Henson Company's Halle Stanford

How to Make a Creative Blueprint - Jim Henson Company's Halle Stanford

 

How can you envision, plan, and play with your ideas so they become reality? Halle Stanford, President of Television at the legendary Jim Henson Company always had a love for entertaining and educating children through content, and she's always been a big dreamer. She shares how to prepare to pitch your story to the gatekeepers of your audience, how to keep persevering after rejection, and how to create content that stands out, while also staying true to yourself.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Know your audience.

  2. Always go back to "Why am I doing this?"

  3. Don't be afraid to take risks, to be the misfit and to be the dreamer.

  4. Look at where you can fill a need.

  5. When you get rejected, take the note and keep going.

  6. Great content begins with passion and is built with great chemistry.

  7. Understand and get to know the company you're pitching to. Do your research.

  8. Make a creative blueprint. And then SHARE IT with someone.

  9. It's okay to have down moments. You'll push through them. But when you have victories - big or small - you better celebrate them.


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How to Change Your Subconscious Mind

How to Change Your Subconscious Mind

 

How can you become aware of the limiting beliefs that are holding you back? The subconscious mind is a powerful tool that believes anything it's told. But if we want to transform these "truths" and beliefs we were fed growing up, we have to dig deep to uncover them first. Cathy shares some techniques on how to recognize your thinking and feeling patterns, how to start redirecting your internal processing system, and how to start seeing, experiencing, and believing all that is possible for you.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. We have to start changing the story. And it starts when we change our subconscious mind.

  2. It’s not about the cards you were dealt. It’s about what you believe is possible.

  3. Winning is when you keep going, even when other people tell you that you can’t.

  4. The day you were born is the day this world decided we can’t be without you.

  5. You are kind of a BIG FREAKING deal.

  6. We have a ceiling on what we believe we can achieve. Keep pushing that ceiling higher. Stretch past your capacity.

  7. Your mind is the greatest processor that was ever created in the universe.

  8. Slow down, stop. Feel what it’s like when you’re standing in that moment when you’re achieving what you want.

  9. Build positivity. Repeat those mantras, follow your north stars. Remind yourself what’s possible.

  10. We have the lives we think we deserve. So give yourself permission to go for the life you want.

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Not Everyone Has to Like You

Not Everyone Has to Like You

 

Rejection sucks. But the good news is, 1) you don't need everyone's approval. And 2) it's actually an opportunity to learn from the feedback. Cathy explains why we can be grateful of rejection, and shares your wins about opening a mobile book shop and turning in a resignation letter to  finally take that 4-year side hustle into a full-time business.

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What Motivates You the Most - Daniel Pink

What Motivates You the Most - Daniel Pink

How is our motivation to succeed affected by timing and the type of work we do? Daniel Pink, best-selling author of multiple thought-provoking books such as When, Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind has spent decades investigating the truths and the threads between human behavior and the quality of work we create. He shares the research and case studies that answer the big questions, including how to prioritize tasks during your day for optimal results, what type of work fuels us to perform better, why an MFA could be more valuable than an MBA, and why you are morally obligated to share your gift to the world.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Being your own boss doesn’t mean every day is full of rainbows and unicorns. But compared to having a day job? It’s so worth it.

  2. Know what hours are your time to shine. Do the analytical work during your peak hours, the admin work during the trough, and let the creative juices flow in the recovery period.

  3. Don’t wait for temporal landmarks to make your move. Start planning now.

  4. Quitting your job is not a wild leap. It’s a hard-headed strategic decision. Take calculated risks.

  5. There’s a premium on creating something new, on having empathy, on being a problem finder instead of a problem solver.

  6. Don’t run when you see a number. Every creative also needs a basic understanding of accounting and economics to be a business.

  7. The best way to sell is to just be a human being.

  8. If you have something that can benefit the world, it’s your moral obligation to put it out there.

  9. Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. Get your butt in the chair and get to work.



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You Are Closer Than You Think

You Are Closer Than You Think

 

Does it ever feel like your zone of genius is light years away? You'd be surprised to learn that you're already almost there. You just need to make a millimeter adjustment to find your groove. But it takes action and assessing for those indicators and guides to come out and show you the way. Cathy shares her advice on how to find where you're meant to serve and how to reconnect with your creativity, plus your inspiring wins about healing through neon art and finally having the courage to reach out to your target audience.

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How to Curate A Sweet Candy Empire - Sugarfina's Rosie O'Neill

How to Curate A Sweet Candy Empire - Sugarfina's Rosie O'Neill

 

How did a niche idea for a grown up candy store explode into a nationwide treat? Rosie O'Neill, co-CEO & co-founder of the luxury candy boutique Sugarfina, took charge of her own destiny by quitting her high profile job at Barbie to pursue what she always wanted - her own business. She gives you the sweet inside scoop on how to make your business stand out, how to train your entrepreneurial mind during your day job, how to start a dialogue with your customers, and how to flip the story that's always been holding you back.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Don’t wait. Don’t live with the regret of never starting your business.

  2. You don’t need a business degree, just an entrepreneurial mindset. Absorb and learn as much as you can during your day job.

  3. It’s work, but it’s fun. It should feel like doing an art project at camp.

  4. Know what makes you radically different in the marketplace. Then execute the idea.

  5. No obstacle is insurmountable. Dive in, dig in, rise to the challenge. This is what makes you an entrepreneur.

  6. Have a sounding board who understands your challenges and can help steer you through hard times.

  7. It’s okay to say no. Focus on 2 to 3 big things that you can do successfully instead of trying to do 10 things not as well.

  8. Flip the story you’ve been telling yourself. You’ll find incredible power in positivity.

  9. Take charge of your life. It can be different, but you have to make that change.

  10. In the words of Willy Wonka…”We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.”


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What Do You Believe Is Possible?

What Do You Believe Is Possible?

 

How much can you actually accomplish if you just believe it's possible? You could become the circus performer who dropped out of physical therapy school. You could be the artist who is now selling screen classes in over 200 stores. This week features more unbelievable listener wins, plus Cathy also answers your questions about how to escape the negativity of a day job, how to reach your audience by creating more content, and how to validate your idea when you're still in the early stages. 

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How A Compliment Turned a Teacher into an Entrepreneur - Melissa Camilleri

How A Compliment Turned a Teacher into an Entrepreneur - Melissa Camilleri

 

How much impact can you have just by giving a compliment? Melissa Camilleri, founder of Compliment, was a high school teacher who never intended on becoming an entrepreneur. But after realizing the power that one little compliment had on her students, she created an entire business dedicated to uplifting and empowering others. She shares her insights on what compliments we crave the most, how to find your tribe and grow your email list through authentic conversation, and how to make people feel like they truly matter.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Connect to your why. Be clear on what you want to do besides the creation. Make it a vehicle for a larger purpose.

  2. Build your community. Use every free channel you have. Talk to the people who you know will care.

  3. Give authentic sentiments and compliments to other people. We gravitate to where we can receive encouragement.

  4. People want to hear that they matter - but more importantly, WHY they matter.

  5. Tell someone you love about a thing they do that doesn’t always get praised, but it still really awesome.

  6. You don’t need 50 billion followers. You only need a handful of followers that really care about your gift to them.

  7. Engage your community. Leave a compliment and a question.

  8. You matter, you matter, you matter.

  9. Even if someone else is already out there doing your thing, you’re here for a reason. You have your own unique story.

  10. What breaks your heart so much...that you will actually do something about it? That is your purpose.

 

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What's The Story You Tell Yourself?

What's The Story You Tell Yourself?

 

Is it time to change the story you tell yourself? How is it serving you? In this first mini episode, Cathy shares her advice on leveling up what you think is possible, the latest wins from you, and a listener question about sustaining your momentum after the initial spark of excitement gets lost.

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How to Quit Your Day Job (What They Don't Teach in School, Part II)

How to Quit Your Day Job (What They Don't Teach in School, Part II)

 

When you finally say, "I quit!" you don't want your next thought to be "What did I just do..." How do you set yourself up for a seamless transition from that job to your business? Cathy shares what essential steps you need to take to build up your side hustle, how to serve your audience so they become your loyal customers, how to push through the false beliefs that keep you from starting, and why a day job is actually a blessing in disguise.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Remember that it is all possible.

  2. You do you. Let go of what you think other people are gonna say about you. Allow yourself to be yourself.

  3. Know your why. Why are you creating this business? What impact are you going to make?

  4. Stop playing it safe. Say yes. Make mistakes. Start NOW.

  5. Create your own education. Find a mentor, read books - just soak up knowledge in whatever way you can.

  6. Do the work. Validate. Adjust. Rinse and repeat.

  7. Know your ideal customer. Write down who they are, and how you will help them.

  8. Share your story. Put your “you-ness” out there. Because being you is your superpower.

  9. Believe it’s real before it’s real.

  10. Make dollar one. Start your side hustle.

  11. Embrace the fear, stay in it...and take flight.

 

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What They Don't Teach in School, Part I

What They Don't Teach in School, Part I

 
 

Most of us spend at least 12 years in school, but we come out of it still wondering, "How can I be happier?" "How can I bring more fulfillment into my life?" "How can I develop the strength to fight every single challenge when it's so overwhelming?" Cathy reveals the lessons you don't get in a classroom, including how to reframe your interpretation of effort and failure, cultivate more positivity, and build grit and resilience by discovering your life's work.

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WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL:

  1. You're enough.
  2. You don't have to be perfect.
  3. When things are hard, you're gonna keep going.
  4. You were put in this world with something only YOU can deliver.
  5. Keep exploring until you find that thing inside of you that this world cannot live without.
  6. Rinse and repeat. Wake up every day knowing that all of these things are true.

 

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How to Recreate the Recipe for Success - Gigi Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes

How to Recreate the Recipe for Success - Gigi Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes

 

How can you recreate your dream when you're working your butt off, and it's not working out? Gigi Butler, founder of the popular Gigi's Cupcakes was once an aspiring singer, cleaning Taylor Swift's toilet to make ends meet. But after one phone call, she realigned her vision, opened her first cupcake shop, and grew that little store into a franchise with over 100 locations nationwide. Gigi dishes out her recipe for creating a successful brand, channeling failure into a learning experience, and balancing priorities as a single mom and an entrepreneur with an empire.

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  1. Take the risk in life or you don’t get the reward.

  2. People might think you’re crazy. You might fail. Who cares? At least you did something.

  3. Success is about recreating yourself.

  4. We can’t be everything to everyone. But we’re given gifts that need to be shared.

  5. Don’t live with the regret of “What if…” Be the person who says, “Why not.”

  6. Find your own shtick. Find what makes you unique.

  7. Say yes, then figure it out.

  8. Money is fluid. The more you give, the more you receive.

  9. Be willing to sacrifice, have tenacity, and work your butt off.

  10. Go out on a limb. Because that’s where you find the fruit.

 

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