Episode #24- Jennie Allen

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I’m with the delightful Jennie Allen today talking about the IF:Gathering, seasons, and the importance of saying yes.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to start doing what God is calling you to when you don’t know the master plan

2. Making your days count

3. How to deal with difficult seasons


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Favorite quotes:

  1. I never felt like I had to have it all together, I would have liked that, but that’s not the story that God has ever given me.

  2. The “But God” parts are the best parts of life. We miss the “But God” parts when we are trying to measure up and achieve. We’re looking for self-esteem but we really just need the supernatural power of God.

  3. The greatest way to get over ourselves is to think about other people and to fix our eyes on Jesus. How do you that in the greatest form? Take risks.

  4. Until you know that God catches you, it’s harder to jump. Once you know that He catches you, you jump more readily and take a higher cliff.

  5. I am a mistake maker. It’s what I do. However, God has given me my worth, not that mistake maker place in my soul...I don’t let it become my identity and my worth.

  6. If something is from God, you can know that all of Hell will come against it.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. Do you ever feel extra pressure to not ever feel busy, worried, or unhappy because you write books on how to overcome it? How do you balance living what you teach? Whenever I try to teach on anything, I feel like a hypocrite because I can’t walk it out perfectly. (48:10)

2. How can I help my kids develop their own faith and not just depend on my faith? (51:07)

3. How do you know when it’s the right time to quit your job and go full in on your running your own business. (54:0)




Links to great things we discussed:

1. The Year of Living Happy

2. Jennie Allen

3. If Gathering

4. Tim Keller - The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness

5. Noonday Collection

6. The Road Back to You- Enneagram

7. Quantico

8. What Jennie is reading - Imperfect Courage, Dr. Caroline Leaf’s books, Dr. Curt Thompson’s books

9. Umberto Dry Shampoo

10. Citizen Way Wave Walker



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And a big thank you to Denise and Lindsay for the wonderful help with show notes!


xo,

Alli

Episode #23- Jessica Turner

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I’m with the wonderful Jessica Turner today talking about blending and balancing work and family life, overcoming comparison, and getting rid of mom guilt.

In this episode we discuss:

1. Her (almost) world-famous family tradition

2. How to balance and blend work and family well.

3. How to overcome mom guilt.


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Favorite quotes:

1. It’s important to not compare myself to other people, I need to remind myself of that occasionally.  Social media can make that really easy to compare.

2. With mom guilt, I think it’s really important for us to have honest conversations about what the challenges are and how we each uniquely deal with those challenges.

3. Being a self-aware parent is recognizing how what we are doing is impacting our kids. How our kids are reacting to things and how they’re feeling about things.

4. Do your version of motherhood.


Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What do you do when you feel stuck and don’t know what to do? (32:00)

2. What is the quickest way God gets your attention? ( 38:27)

3. I know I need to put content out there, but I just don’t know where to start.  Should it be a blog, a Youtube channel, a podcast or just focus on Instagram? (43:16)




Links to great things we discussed:

1. The Year of Living Happy

2. Fringe Hours book

3. Stretched too thin

4. The Road Back to You- Enneagram

5. Mind FM- www.brain.fm

6. @booksnobbery on Instagram

7. The Prestige

8. This Girl - Lauren Daigle


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xo,

Alli





Episode #22- Allison Allen

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I’m with the amazing Allison Allen talking about life on Broadway, what we can learn when the ‘grace lifts’ off of a season in our lives, the importance of our desert seasons, and how the desert often precedes our destiny.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. What it’s really like to be in a Broadway show

2. The importance of desert seasons in our lives

3. What we can learn when the “grace lifts” off a season in our lives

 

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Favorite quotes-

1. The desert in many ways actually proceeds destiny.

2. When you feel that agitation or tight space, for me that’s an indicator that God is getting ready to invite me to something

3. One of the things the desert season did for me was to acquaint me with the gift of solitude.

4. The desert was the place that the Lord has to position me so that He could begin to speak to me freshly.

5. When you know who you are in the desert, you know who you are anywhere.

 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. What are some really practical things I can do every day to be happier? I want to create an environment of happiness, not just for me, but for my kids, too! (41:47)

2. What is the best faith-based book are you reading right now?  Would you recommend it? (45:50)

3. I know so much of building a platform involves putting yourself out there.  How do I get over feeling uncomfortable promoting myself? (47:45)

 

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  YearofLivingHappy.com- Seven free chapters today!

2.  Happier Every Day- Free Happiness Class!

3.  Psalm 29:8 The Voice of the Lord Shakes the Desert

4.  Matthew 4 Jesus in the desert

5.  Thirsty for More Discovering God’s Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season

6.  Allison Allen’s website

7.  My Dear Hamilton

8.  Your Enneagram Coach on Instagram

9.  Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder

10. Hearth and Home - Magnolia at Target

11.  Gainful Growth

12. The Forgotten Jesus

13. Still Rolling Stones by Lauren Daigle

14. Spotify Playlist 42


 

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And a big thank you to Beth for the wonderful help with show notes!


 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

 

Episode #21- Craig Groeschel

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I’m with the powerhouse paster Craig Groeschel talking about the truths that we need to hold on to when we are walking through the dark seasons of life, what healthy faith looks like, and his surprising favorite recommendations.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. Where God is in the midst of our pain and trials.

2. That doubt can be part of healthy faith.

3. The steps to take when you’re in a dark season of life.


 

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Favorite quotes-

1. I’m hoping to give other people in the faith permission to tell the truth, not to deny the doubts. Even at times, embrace them. But don’t run away from God when you have them run to Him and let Him comfort you in the middle of it.

2. When you wrestle you don’t run away from God. You continue to embrace Him and press into Him. That’s where you build real trust and real faith. Not in the mountaintops - you enjoy God in the mountaintops, but you get to know him in the valleys.

3. There are great people of faith, that we look up to in the Bible, that doubted God. That lamented and cried out to God. That screamed out to God and didn’t understand. Yet they were very close to God.

4. Our faith shouldn’t be in the perfect desired result of God delivering what we want. As we really, really mature, our faith is in Him. If we want his power and He gives us grace it’s because His grace is sufficient and it’s what we need.

5. Ultimately our faith isn’t based on getting what we want from God or in life. Our faith has to be in his character, his goodness, his nature, his grace. Our faith is in him. That he is good and his way is perfect.

 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. What is your policy on chores in your house with all of those boys? (21:47)

2. Why am I afraid to pray out loud? I live in fear of people asking me to pray. (26:47)

3. How can I improve my Instagram engagement? (29:28)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

  1. Yearoflivinghappy.com - 7 free chapters

  2. Life.church

  3. Hope in the Dark

  4. Craig’s Songs: “You Are”/Life.Church

  5. Craig’s TV Show - Better Call Saul

  6. Craig’s Book Recommendation - Chip & Dan Heath The Power of Moments

  7. Craig’s Product - 5 Year Journal; Buck Mason T-shirts

  8. Craig’s Leadership Podcast

  9. Happy Children do Chores - NYT Article

  10. Alli’s Movie Recommendation -  Valkyrie

  11. Alli’s Song - Revelation Song - Jesus Culture on Spotify

  12. Alli’s Instagram

  13. John Crist Instagram

  14. Blue Light Research - University of Toledo


 

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And a big thank you to Adrienne and Lindsay for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli

 

 

Episode #20- Jessica Honegger

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I’m with the wonderful Jessica Honegger talking about the real story of what happens with a woman with grit goes for her dreams, the importance of women showing up for each other, and how to keep moving forward even when we feel a little scared.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. The power of going scared with Imperfect Courage

2. The amazing story of how Noonday Collection was founded

3. Why boundaries in our lives are so needed

 

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Favorite quotes-

1. Often times we think our ending is the end, but that’s when we need to put a comma and we can sit down or stand up. I’m just really thankful in the moment that I stood up.

2. When we show up for one another, the world can change and that’s why Noonday exists because women showed up for one another.

3. You matter. Your life is not small and when you own your voice you get to use your influence and your influence is meant not just for your sister down the street but for your sister around the globe.

4. Faith is being able to move forward and not know what the outcome is but know who holds the outcome.

5. I am not going to plan to fall because you know what, we don’t have to plan to fall. If there are any guarantees in life, it’s that you are going to fall. Instead, I’m just gonna step off the cliff and fly.

 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. What do you do when you feel completely stressed out from being so busy? (33:52)

2. What bible translation do you recommend?  (36:58)

3. What do you do if you want to start a business but don’t have a great idea yet? (38:28)

 

Links to great things we discussed:

1. Noonday

2. Imperfect Courage

3. Indigo Girls

4. Anne with an E

5. The Invention of Wings

6. Gainful Growth

7. The Meg

8. Stand in Your Love

9. Year of Living Happy

 

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And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes!


 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

Episode #19- Jennifer Dukes Lee

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I’m with my favorite Bible teaching DJ Jennifer Dukes Lee today talking about happiness, boundaries, going from busy to best, and having it all under control

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. Why and how to make a list of core boundaries for your everyday life

2. Is there a difference between happiness and being joyful as a Christian?

3. How to consult with God about what to do every day

4. Practical tools to help you give up control daily

 

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Favorite quotes:

1. Scientifically we were made to be happy and by our creator, we are created for happiness

2. God empowered us to do more, so I was like, "Lord what does it look like for me to let go of what I am not supposed to be hanging on to, to hang on tighter to those things you have really called me to do, and find this inner peace I once had in you, Lord that I forgot was even possible." 

3. Because I am a list maker I use to put God at the top of the list which sounds like a neat thing to do because I would do my little quiet time and put an X in the box but then what I saw happening was God became an item on my todo list instead of him being involved in all areas of my life, what I have been trying to do  is instead of making him an item on the list, I am asking for His instead of giving him mine.

4. We have to use our tools to change our lives.

5. Grumpy Christians make terrible advertisements for Jesus.

 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. What did you do for birthday parties when your kids were little? Birthday parties stress me out. (44:32)

2. What do you do when you don’t want to do what God tells you to do? (48:39)

3. How do I know when it’s time to hire employees? I just started my small business and want to make a plan. (56:10)

 

Links to things we discussed-

Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Happiness Dare - Jennifer’s Book

The Year of Living Happy - Alli’s New Book

Enneagram

It’s All Under Control - Jennifer’s New Book. Pre-order now!

Waterloo - ABBA - What Jennifer is listening to

Dexter IMDb - What Jennifer is watching

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Michelle Derusha

Lash Boost - Rodan & Fields

Busytobestchallenge.com - Sept 24 - October 1, 2018

itsallundercontrolbook.com

Breaking Busy

        The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Forever on Your Side - Needtobreathe & Johnnyswim

 

 

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And a big thank you to Kara and Lindsay for the wonderful help with show notes!


 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

Episode #18- Melanie Shankle

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I’m with the hilarious Melanie Shankle today talking about writing, blogging, fashion, and finding joy in the small things

 

In this episode we discuss:

1.  Her Summer go-to outfit

2. The real story of the early days of blogging

3. The power of the small things in our lives

 

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Favorite quotes-

1. Mother Teresa said “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” I think that’s where you look and go that’s my legacy.

2. I feel like Church of the Small Things was my journey of God bringing me back around to know you are exactly where you are, doing exactly what I want you to do and if I’m calling you to something bigger you’re gonna know that, but for today I want you to do what’s right in front of you.

3. Its trusting that none of us have a small life because God is using every bit of it. That’s why He put us here and that’s why He put us where we are.


 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. What is your go to coping mechanism when you feel overwhelmed? (44:21)

2.  Do your non-Christian family members question what you are doing with your life and how do you answer? (48:22)

3.  How did you balance being a wife and mom starting a new business?   (51:04)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1. Melanie Shankle

2. Church of the Small Things

3. Fearless Faith

4. Ben Rector “Old Friend

5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

6. Younger

7. How to Walk Away

8. Tell me more

9. The caftan I can’t wear 

10. Mission Impossible

11. Steffany Gretzinger “Pieces 

 

Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :)

And a big thank you to  Adrienne  for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli


 

Episode #17- Jenni Catron

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I’m with the brilliant Jenni Catron today talking about Enneagram types, how to best love and understand those around us, the phenomenal program we are doing together and the truth about the secret to success! 

 

In this episode we discuss:

1.  A brief overview of each Enneagram profile

2. The Women in Leadership Coaching Intensive

3. How self-development and personal leadership are key to success

 

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Favorite quotes-

1. There are different images of God that we reflect as part of our personality. Every type has to be aware of when this goes to the unhealthy side. There’s beauty and there’s great things about each type but anything overused and misused can actually be a detriment rather than a strength.

2. Lead yourself well to lead others better. The hardest person you’ll lead is yourself.

3. One of the secrets of success is surrounding yourself in a healthy community.

4. I love leadership I love helping people understand that sphere of influence you’ve been given, and how you steward that well.

 

Bonus: After the interview join me as I answer your questions about life, faith, and business.

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. I learned so much about the importance of  self talk in Fierce Faith. I loved the whole book and it literally changed my life. There’s one thing I still need more help with, I can’t seem to break the habit on negative self talk. Any advice? (47:39)

2.  Sometimes I feel like I can hear God very clearly and sometimes I don’t feel like a hear from him at all. I get panicked when I can’t hear him and wonder if it’s because he is upset with me. Is this normal? (51:53)

3. I keep bumping up against struggles in my business. How do you know if it’s a sign to stop? (56:09)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1. Learn more about the Women in Leadership Coaching Intensive with Jenni and Alli

2.  Jenni Catron

3. Movie- Won’t you be my neighbor?

4. It Cosmetics- Your skin but better

5. The Path Between Us

 

Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :)

And a big thank you to Kristy for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli