Episode #65- Lisa Whittle. Why your parenting doesn't have to be perfect to raise great kids.

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We are marching on with my "Summer Of Favorite Women"! Today, we are with the fabulous Lisa Whittle.

I invited Lisa back on the show to talk about pursuing careers we love without guilt, balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship, and why your parenting doesn't have to be perfect to produce great children.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to know when your work has become an idol 

2. Finding work/life balance

3. How to mold your business mind with your ministry heart

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Favorite quotes:

1. I appreciate other truth tellers in my life because I do think when you’re healthy and you’re operating by the control of the Holy Spirit (which has not always been the same for me by the way) but I think when that happens you can take it and you say I’m ready to hear what someone else has to say to me so I’m going to walk through this world boldly and speak bold things. I want someone to say that back to me because I know that I need to be told in the same manner.

2. (That encouragement) let me have this exhale of, “Well, yeah maybe I just really love what I’m doing. Gosh if God has gifted me to this area, He’s called me to this, I should live it.”

3. I think this season (teen years) of mothering is challenging for me and it’s amazing. I love it, it’s some ways my favorite. But I am dying to myself by kind of letting my own position go in many ways and releasing my kids to the world, believing we’ve done enough, and just praying. 

4. I can’t really have a friendship where someone won’t be real and raw with me and that doesn’t mean I need them to tell them all their business, I just need the things we talk about, whether it be topics or whatever is going on, whatever we’re going to be talking about. I need you to be completely real with me about it.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What advice do you have with helping our kids deal with acne? (49:15)

2. How should we handle our own inner critic? (54:40)

3. How can I make sure my professional email communication is both professional and effective? (1:00:58)

 

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Lisa Whittle

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

3. Desk Exercise Bike

4. Married at First Sight

5. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid

6. Yesterday

7. Housefires I’ll Give Thanks

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference


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 



 
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Episode #64- Melanie Dale

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I’m with the wild and hilarious Melanie Dale who coaches us through the terrifying process of making new friends.

We'll talk about how to effectively put ourselves out there no matter our personality type,  the importance of staying authentic, and how to round the "bases" of friendship.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to bravely make female friends

2. Advice for introverts and extroverts when approaching new friendships

3. The horrifying and hilarious fail that Melanie experienced when she tried to host the perfect girlfriend gathering in her home



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Favorite quotes:

1. There are two different kinds of people. There are people who are naturally gifted at initiating and there are people who that’s not really their thing. I think if you are an initiator that’s a superpower that not everyone has and you need to realize that.

2. I think we affirm people. We’re developing a sense of trust. You can share your real beliefs and your real feelings and the way that you do life and the way you’re raising kids. You can share that with me and I’m not going to be judgy about it. I’m going to listen and I’m gonna be interested more about you even if we arrive at different conclusions. 

3. Don’t bother putting on airs because your kids or pets will out you as the faker you are. 



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How can I become a more bold and courageous woman? (45:44)

2. What do I do if I think God is telling me one thing but no one in my life supports it? (56:50)

3. I’m multi-passionate in my pursuits, can I launch my brand and focus on multiple things at once?  (1:01:44)

 

 

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Unexpected.org

2. Lighten Up With Melanie Dale Podcast

3. Aerosmith

4. Dead to Me

5. Big Little Lies

6. North Point- Sheryl Sandberg  Interview

7. Toy Story 4

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference



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




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Episode #63- Kat Armstrong

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I’m with the bold and brilliant Kat Armstrong and she tackles the role of women in the church and how we can break away from unbiblical expectations and tradition.

She shares amazing insight from Scripture and women in history to inspire us to lead strong, stop hiding, and fulfill our purpose. 


In this episode we discuss:

1. Why most Christian women downplay their strengths

2. The inspiring role of women in Scripture

3. How the Church can heal and lead out in women's issues 



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. We need both genders working together in partnership to show the watching world what it means to love God when we’re all in for Jesus.

2. We ask about women, “Is she going to be submissive?” When really the question should be “Is any Christ follower submitting to the Holy Spirit?”

3. Submission, I think, has really become the capstone ‘this is what a godly woman is like’ and I think we really have gotten away from the fact that the fruit of the spirit should be the hallmark characteristic of any Christ follower whether they are a man or woman. 



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What is something small that I can do every day to enjoy life more? (47:56)

2. How can we keep our boys ages 2 and 4 engaged in church? (51:27)

3. What simple business truth do people not understand? (54:13)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Kat Armstrong , Polished

2. Fav 4 Curls

3. Hillsong

4. Great British Baking Show

5. Larq Water Bottles

6. Men In Black: International

7. Hallelujah Here Below

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference





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 









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Episode #62- Christi Straub. Discovering the secrets of happy families.

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I’m with the delightful Christi Straub. Christi is a licensed family and marriage counselor. Christi shares about the challenges she sees most families facing today.

She also talks about why owning and naming emotions is so crucial, both for parents and children.

In this episode we discuss:

1. Breaking the busy cycles in family life

2. The most important thing our children need from us

3. Why emotional safety is a vital part of your family's health



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. I think once we start to really see ourselves as just a human, or our spouses as human, and our kids as humans, we start to recognize our individual strengths and weaknesses and we’re not trying so hard to create little super beings that they’re not going to be. There’s a whole lot of rest and peace and purpose that comes from that!

2. A feeling is just a feeling, it’s not in charge of you.

3. We have to first name and recognize what we’re feeling in order to gain control of it so it doesn’t get to control us.

4. Are we creating an environment that is emotionally safe? Meaning that emotions are talked about and that starts with us. Are we modeling emotions?



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How can I get my kids to do chores? They’re 6 and 8. (47:54)

2. What is your take on the law of attraction? (51:46)

3.  How do I know if I’m ready for a business coach? (56:51) 



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Christi Straub

2. What Am I Feeling

3. Hunter Brothers- Lost

4. Kids Baking Championship

5. Isagenix

6. Godzilla:King of the Monsters

7. Dark Phoenix

8. Red Rocks Worship: Nobody Like You 

9. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

10. Blissdom Conference




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 

 
 
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Episode #61- Jo Saxton. Learning how to get out of our own way.

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I'm calling this "The Summer Of My Favorite Women" so it's only appropriate that I'm joined again by the marvelous Jo Saxton.

Today, Jo shares some tips for women who tend to self-sabotage and what to do when imposter syndrome strikes. She also shares about what she's currently dreaming to accomplish and why.


In this episode we discuss:

1. Why women tend to shrink back from leadership.

2. How to get out of your own way.

3. How to surround yourself with the right people.



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Just because it’s your vision, it doesn’t mean other people have the eyes to see it and they don’t have to.

2. Virtual access is still better than no access at all and it can be the start of a different kind of mentoring, a different kind of illustration for how you can step into what you are called to do.

3. Some of our dreams and visions are ahead of the technology we have at the time.  

4. One of the biggest life givers or life killers of your dreams, ideas, business -- the people you surround yourself with.

5. We are all people of influence and we don’t need to be afraid of it because leadership doesn’t automatically mean a certain personality type.

 


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. Could you give me just one tip that will make me a better communicator?  (43:16)

2. What’s the difference between religion and a relationship with Jesus? (43:44)

3. How do you know how much to charge for your services? (49:20)



Links to great things we discussed:

1. Jo Saxton , Jo’s Instagram

2. Beyonce Before I Let Go

3. Wine Country

4. Padded Bike Shorts

5. Gainful Growth

6.  Aladdin Soundtrack

7. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

8. Blissdom Conference



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





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Episode #60- Alexa Schirm

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Today we are joined by nutritionist and cleaning living enthusiast Alexa Schirm.

I wanted her back to the show as a repeat guest to get practical tips on how to make small changes in our beauty and health routines that add up for big benefits. She also shares the secrets to balancing our hormones.


In this episode we discuss:

1. How our beauty routine can help or hurt our overall wellness.

2. Understanding our hormones and why they are so important.

3. How certain anti-aging products can actually have a reverse effect.



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. If you really want to come and work with your body and get healthy and lose weight possible, one great place to start is our hormones and the reason is because that's what is communicating with our entire body.

2. What have we learned in the past by giving up a whole entire macronutrient? That we always end up sicker on the other side. Carbohydrates are an essential part of hormone function.

3. Fruit was a gift from God, I just can’t say that is safe to give up.

4. Naturally speaking in some cases it is better for women to be a little bit on the heavier side then underweight, fertility speaking. And so it is hard for women to lose weight, it’s not something that our bodies naturally wants to do and do it well.



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How do I overcome a victim mentality?  (46:13)

2.  Do I have to go to church to be a Christian? (53:25)

3. How long should I work for free in hopes that it will pay off in the long run? (57:16)



Links to great things we discussed:

1. Simple Roots

2. Juice Beauty Foundation

3. e.l.f mascara

4. Vital Proteins Collagen

5. Kacey Musgraves - Rainbow

6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7. Hannah Brencher- Come Matter Here

8. Aladdin

9. Will Reagan- Nothing I Hold On To

10. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

11. Blissdom Conference



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





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Episode #59- Ruth Soukup

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In this episode, we are joined by business powerhouse Ruth Soukup. Ruth shares her incredible journey of overcoming depression, suicide attempts, and self-harm to becoming a healthy mom and wife and successful entrepreneur. Ruth also shares why her motto "Do it Scared" is so important for her both in life and business.


In this episode we discuss:

1. Why you should bravely take action in your life and business, even if you're terrified

2. How to recognize your unique brand of fear

3. How to break through debilitating cycles and find courage



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Stop chasing the numbers that you think mean you’re popular and start chasing the numbers that are actually going to make a difference in your business.

2. So often people think that “well I need more page views or I need more likes on Instagram or I need more followers in order to make more money,” and that’s absolutely not true. If you’re not leveraging the audience you have, you’re never going to be leveraging the audience you wish you had.

3. It is because of those hard times, not despite them, that I’m now able to have the business that I have.

4. There was never one moment when it magically all turned around. I think so often in life we expect there to be this magical moment, you know this huge turning point of saying “oh from now on my life is going to be different.” It didn’t work that way for me.

5. No matter how badly you screw up your life, you can always turn it around.

6. Fear impacts us, whether we call it fear or anxiety or we call it this apprehension about moving forward.

7. Once you can start to identify that fear and start to see those patterns in your life, that’s when you can start to do something about it.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What do I need to do to make my skin look great as I near my 40s? (48:26)

2. What should I do if I don’t agree with all of my church’s teachings? (54:50)

3. How do I know what to invest in with my business? (58:56)



Links to great things we discussed:

1. Do It Scared

2. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

3. The Good Place

4. The Alter Ego Effect

5. Lash Next Door Mascara

6. Pokemon Detective Pikachu

7. To The One

8. Bye Bye Foundation

9. Huffington Post Article on Sun Damage

10. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

11. Blissdom Conference



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

 
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Episode #58- Louie Giglio

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In this episode, we are joined by the incredible Louie Giglio, founder of SixSteps Records, Passion Conference, and Passion City Church. Louie shares the inspiring story behind starting Passion and leading the reawakening for college students around the world.

Louie also shares the heart behind his new book Not Forsaken and how the fatherless generation can find the acceptance and blessing they've been missing. He speaks openly about stepping out in faith, risking it all, and the power of perseverance.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How one of the hardest seasons of his life brought about Passion

2. Why the Chick-fil-a logo brought him to tears at a speaking event

3. Why he wrote his latest book for the "fatherless generation"

Listen now:

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Click here to listen on Spotify.


Favorite quotes:

1. God is not just a bigger version of our earthly father, He’s the perfect version of our earthly father.

2. Nothing in life is easy that’s worth it.

3. When we come to see ourselves as loved sons and loved daughters of a perfect father living in that blessing it truly frees us to grow up and become everything God is dreaming that we can be.

4. This is a radical time for God to step and begin to rewrite the story of our identities and by that bring us to life to fully live in the potential that God has for our lives.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I have a busy life, I want to make room for self-development. How should I get started? (42:01)

2. Do I have to get baptized to be saved? (46:45)

3. What is the best way to connect with people I can learn from so I can pick their brain? (48:53)

Links to great things we discussed:

1. Louie Giglio

2. Not Forsaken

3. London Philharmonic Orchestra

4. Free Solo

5. The Boy Crisis

6. Olive Oil

7. Clinique High Impact Mascara

8. Coaching Intensive  

9. Blissdom Conference

10. Fab Fit Fun use code ALLI for $10 off


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