Episode #14- Jeannie Cunnion

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I’m with my gracious and wonderful friend Jeannie Cunnion today talking about parenting, living a grace-filled life, and what it means to live set free

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. Parenting from a place of surrender

2.   God’s grace

3. The most powerful tool in a parent’s toolbox.

 

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Favorite quotes:

1. The beauty of of praying for them [our kids] is that you get to watch God act and move in ways that you couldn’t orchestrate on your best days.

2. It’s not like the Lord set me free in that and now I’m just free and I never wrestle with my freedom or the enemy never tries to put the chains back on me. It is a daily surrender, it is a daily reminder, it is a daily going back to the truth to be reminded of the freedom that is already mine, but I am so quick not to walk in.

3. The depths of God’s grace. It really this bottomless well…You never ever get to the bottom of the well of God’s grace. You’re never too far gone. You’ve never blown it too much.

4. Surrender is not giving up, but it’s giving over.

 

 

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

 

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. How do you invite people into your stressors without dumping on them?

(39:14)

2.  Why are women mentioned so little in the bible? (41:53)

3. I know I want to go to the next level in my business but I seem to continually take my foot off the gas. How can I move past this and build my business to reach where I want it to be? (45:13)




Links to great things we discussed-

1.  Jeannie Cunnion

2.  Jeannie’s books- Parenting the Wholehearted Child and Mom Set Free

3.  NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

4.  No Matter What” Ryan Stevenson feat. Bart Millard

5.  Who You Say I Am” Hillsong

6.  Enneagram and The Road Back to You

7.  Holy, Holy, Holy ” Audrey Assad

8.  The Intouchables


 

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 and Jenna for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli

Episode #13- Tsh Oxenreider

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I’m with my globe trotting friend Tsh Oxenreider today talking about what it was like to take her young family on a trip around the world for a year, imposter syndrome, and stories of women who make the world go round.

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. What it’s really like for a couple to take three kids around the world for a year.

2. What do internet entrepreneurs really think about the question, “Do people still need to go to college?”  

3. The importance of telling women’s stories while we are in the “messy middle” of going for their dreams.

4. How new women entrepreneurs get caught up in comparison and the importance of seeing how other women really "do it all".


Listen now:

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Favorite quotes-

1. After starting our trip around the world, my husband and I asked ourselves "What are we doing traveling around the world for a year with small kids and nothing but backpacks?"

2. People like hearing that there are regular women entrepreneurs in the messy middle of work.

3. On my podcast Women's Work, I hear from women who fear the Imposter Syndrome of "Oh no, everyone's going to find out I have no idea what I'm doing."

4. Starting out as a woman entrepreneur, we relate to people who say, "I'm still not sure it's going to work."

5. When I've interviewed women entrepreneurs they would say, "I started out not really knowing what I was doing, but I did it anyway and learned as I went."


 

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 parenting advice when it comes to disciplining your kids? (37:44)

2.  Is God really listening when I talk to him? (40:52)

3. I recently heard an entrepreneur say that to be successful the business always has to come first. And that I can’t really have a life or friends outside of it. Is that really what running your own businesses is like? (43:30)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  Tshoxenreider.com

2.  Tsh’s book At Home in the World

3.  Tsh’s podcasts- The Simple Show and Women’s Work

4.  Tsh’s favorite show, The Good Place

5.  Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

6.  Enneagram and The Road Back to You

7.  Stay Alive, by Jose Gonzales

8.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

9.  God, You're so Good , from Passion

 

 

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

And a big thank you to Leigh and Sarah for the wonderful help with show notes!


 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

Episode #12- Nicki Koziarz

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I’m with my favorite Bible-teaching-farmer friend Nicki Koziarz today talking about how to overcome comparison, and what happens to a family that decides (all of a sudden) to buy a fixer upper farm.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. Nicki and her family's unexpected move to their “Fixer Upper Farm”

2. How to recognize and overcome the comparison battle

3. How to overcome the feeling that we aren’t measuring up

 

Listen now:

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Click here to listen on Stitcher.

 

 

Favorite quotes-

1. I think we are foolish to allow our souls to believe that comparison doesn’t try to compromise things inside us because it’s been happening since the beginning of time.

2. Comparison is a battle to see who's truth we're ultimately going to align our lives with, ours or God's.

3.  We have to trust God so much that if He doesn't give it to us, we don't want it.

4. I think that when we are asking that quiet question ‘why her?’ I think that in order for us to really walk through it and if we are not going to let comparison compromise us, we are going to have to go back to truth!

 

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

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. Are you a saver or a spender, and if you have any advice on how you learned to save? (27:00)

2. Are ghosts real? (31:42)

3. How much money does it take to start a business? (36:31)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  NickiKoziarz.com

2.  Nicki’s book- Why Her?

3.  The Fixer Upper Farm Instagram

4.  Bai Water

5.  Incredibles 2

6.  Enneagram

7.  ACORNS App

8.  Fear not
 

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 and Melissa for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

 

Episode #11 - Jo Saxton

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Featuring Jo Saxton on confidence, not apologizing for our dreams, and thinking forward.

 

I’m with my brilliant and fierce friend Jo Saxton today talking about how we can thrive as women, how to learn not to hold ourselves back, and the joy that was 90’s R&B

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. Why we all need a personal board of directors

2. How women can increase their confidence

3. How to think forward and not get stuck

4. Why women often apologize for their dreams

5. The throwback song Jo has on repeat (think 90s!)  

 

Listen now:

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Click here to listen on Stitcher.

 

 

Favorite quotes-

1. You can actually do both [family and passions/career] if you’re willing to think outside box about what this whole concept of “having it all” looks like.

2. There is no need to apologize for how you are actually wired. You've got to say yes to how you have been wired.  To the talents and the abilities you have been given.

3.  I want to be a catalyst for other people’s success.

4. What would you like to be said about what you have achieved with your one precious life?

 

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 am unhappy because I box myself in life. I don’t try new things because I am afraid if I start something I will fail and look foolish. Can’t go on living this way. Can you help?  (41:30)

2. What daily devotional do you use? (45:00)

3. What is the best way to monetize a blog? How does the business of blogging work? (45:40)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  Jo Saxton

2.  Patreon

3.  Seven Minute Workout App

4.  Jo’s new book- The Dream of You

5.  Book: Lean In -  Sheryl Sandberg

6.  Enneagram

7.  TLC - No Scrubs

8.  Movie: Black Panther

9.  Everything Great About Black Panther

10.  Hidden Figures

11.  How Women Rise

12.  Jo Saxton’s Leadership Training

13.  Ezer Collective

14.  New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

15.  Movie: Cinderella Man

16.  Song: Rita Springer, Defender

 

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

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


xo,

Alli

 

Episode #10 - Jennifer Fulwiler

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I’m with my hilarious friend Jennifer Fulwiler today spilling the beans on large families, balancing career dreams with motherhood, and the truth about our kids and screen time

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. The joys and challenges of parenting, especially large families

2. The expectations of society that moms feel today

3. Jennifer’s new book - One Beautiful Dream

4. The story behind Jennifer’s radio show

5. Learning to honor our gifts and talents while raising a family

 

Listen Now:

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Favorite quotes-

1. You can actually do both (family and passions/career) if you’re willing to think outside box about what this whole concept of “having it all” looks like.

2. Your best opportunities in life will come from people you know. Your network matters so much.

3. Looking into your personality type and understanding your strengths and weaknesses is sort of like looking at the toolkit God has given you. You have to understand your tools  before you can properly use them.

4. If we don't know how we're wired, we will just think there is something inherently wrong with us.

 

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 skincare routine? (Just wait until you hear this answer!)  (38:45)

2. Why God seems to go silent and feels so far away at times? (40:50)

3. Why business is built on sales. How can I get comfortable selling without feeling like I’m being pushy? (45:50)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1. Jennifer’s new book One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both

2. The Jennifer Fulfiller Show on Sirius XM Channel 129

3. The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron

4. Water Park Rock on Spotify

5. Think Like A Warrior by Darrin Donnelly

6. My Friday Devotional free sign up.

7. Finding Neverland

8. Darling from Need to Breathe

9. Forgotten God from Francis Chan


 

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

And a big thank you to Jenna and Chelsea for the wonderful help with show notes!

 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

 

 

Episode #9 - Lisa Whittle

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I’m with my good friend Lisa Whittle today diving deep into life, parenting, why I’m a terrible shopper, her epic caftan, and more..

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. The real story of how I came to own my favorite green leather jacket.

2. Fashion for women who aren’t 100lbs and own a closet full of white pants.

3. Lisa’s new ministry that serves those in ministry.

4. Parenting in different seasons.

5. Lisa schools me in the wildest reality TV out right now.

 

Listen Now:

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Favorite quotes-

The truth is if we want God and we want Him to do things in our life that are beautiful and full, then we have to do whatever it takes to get rid of the things that hinder that.  

I had gotten to the place in my life I wasn’t going to give Him excuses anymore because I wanted Him more than I wanted my excuses.

I don't want to have to hide in a corner being afraid that my truth is going to come out.  I don't want to live that way!


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

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. How can I do all of those little things in my life that pile up? I tend to avoid them because I don't want to do them and now it all seems overwhelming.  (42:13)

2. As a Jesus follower how do you get yourself out of a rut? (46:16)

3. I am terrible at writing weekly newsletters. I know I should send a weekly newsletter and I feel guilty for not sending one but I am stuck and I don't even know what to say.  How should I be creating weekly newsletters? (50:09)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  Lisa’s website

2. The caftan of all caftans.  

3. Lisa’s podcast 5 Word Prayers Daily

4. Married at First Site

5. Everything happens for a reason and other lies I’ve loved

6. My Friday Devotional free sign up

7. Do It Again – Elevation Worship

8. Solo Movie

 

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

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

 

xo,

Alli

 

 

 

 

Episode #8 Shaunti Feldhahn

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I’m with the wonderful Shaunti Feldhahn today talking about relationships, finding rest, and real solutions for stress.

 

In this episode we discuss:
1. The story of how God moved Shaunti’s career from Harvard and Wall Street to writing best-selling books
2. Her study of the main causes of stress for women and tangible solutions, drawn from both science and scripture.
3. Insights and tips on relationships from her years of research.

 

Listen now:

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Favorite quotes-

I was so encouraged when I saw this idea of take my yoke upon you, and you will find rest for your souls… that it’s not always going to be rest for our bodies, but it can be rest for our souls, and the yoke is actually an instrument to help a burden beast do his work better… in the heat of the day!


Don’t try to figure out the end of the journey and how you’re going to get there, just take that next little daily step.

I think to some degree, we bought into this idea that we are never really going to be able to find rest. I think the problem is that we are usually told that we just have to permanently slow down.

 

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

In this episode, I answer these questions-

 1. How do I know if I am self-sabotaging myself and if I am, how do I stop it? (44:37)
2. How do I learn to trust God? (51:40)
3. How should the “About me” page on my website be written? What’s the best strategy for success? (58:26)


 

Links to great things we discussed-


1.   Shaunti’s new book Find Rest
2. A few of Shaunti’s other books:  

For Women Only
For Men Only
For Young Women Only
For Young Men Only

3.  Fierce Faith Battle Plan
4. The Lost City of Z – on Amazon Prime
5. Song: Pieces (Spontaneous): Moments: Mighty Sound
 

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


xo,
Alli

 

 

Episode #7- Hannah Brencher

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I’m with my friend, Hannah Brencher today talking about healing from depression, overcoming obstacles, and finding healthy community.

In this episode we discuss:

1. Her journey with mental health, depression, having a nervous breakdown, rebuilding a new normal.

2. A healthy approach to battling depression, fear, and anxiety in the midst of stigma.

3. How to find and form a healthy community.

 

Listen now: 

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Favorite quotes- 

I had to stop hiding. I had to stop running. I was always wanting to be the impressive person in the room. Like not even in a prideful way, just I think I felt so insecure that I thought if I can just be impressive with the things that I do then maybe people will love me.

I had to pull myself out of the self-obsession that comes with depression and start showing up for other people no matter the cost.

God is bigger. God had a bigger plan. He had a bigger purpose for my life. And I look at it as a testimony to me that the darkness didn’t win. The darkness didn’t get to have me.

It is okay to get help and to talk to a professional and there is no shame in that.

You having depression is not a result of you not praying enough. Never think that you having depression is a result of not praying enough or not reading the Bible enough.

Just because you are in the pit, just because you are going through something that you may even feel like there might not be a way out of it but that’s not where the story ends!” (20:24)

 

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

In this episode, I answer these questions- 

1. How do you not let information overwhelm you? (43:07)

2. How do I finally break out of the pattern of sin? (45:27)

3. Do you use or recommend personality tests when you hire? (49:48)

 

Links to great things we discussed- 

1.    Hannah’s new book “Come Matter Here

2. More Love Letters website

3. The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu

4. Loving on Itunes or Amazon

5. A Quiet Place in theaters now

6. An American Marriage on Amazon

7. Book of the Month Club

8. Songs:

 Reckless Love - Passion

  Reckless Love - Cory Asbury

  Surrounded (Fight My Battles) - Josh Baldwin

9. DISC Personality Test: https://discpersonalitytesting.com/

10. Enneagram: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

 

 

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

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

xo,

Alli