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 

 

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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

 

 

Episode #16- Kim Walker-Smith

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I’m with the amazing Kim Walker-Smith today talking about her work with Jesus Culture, her new solo album “On My Side”, and what it’s really like to balance family and ministry.

 

In this episode we discuss:

1.  Juggling kids and life while also pursuing God’s calling

2. How Jesus Culture began

3. Her new solo album, “On My Side.”

4. Kim’s childhood dream

 

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Favorite quotes- 

1. Becoming a mother was both glorious and the most terrifying thing of my life.

2. I’m definitely a visionary, I make plans all day long. I love that but when you are making the Lord your focus and fixing your eyes on Him, He guides your steps and leads you where you are supposed to be in His perfect timing.  

3. I just fixed my eyes on Jesus and I was pursuing Him. I wasn’t pursuing a job or a role or a position, I was just pursuing Him and He led me.

4. These songs reflect the deep work the Lord was doing in me in that season. Now out on tour…the Lord is doing something deep inside of people’s hearts through the songs and through the moments of worship.



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 motivate myself to make changes in my life? (39:11)

2.  What is your perspective on the best way to evangelize? (44:01)

3. What is the best advice you can give a woman with a dream? (49:56)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1. Kim Walker-Smith

2. On My Side

3. On My Side Tour

4. IT Liquid Eyeliner

5. Wonder Woman

6. Throne Room
 

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 #15- Alexa Schirm

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I’m with my fantastic friend Alexa Schirm of Simple Roots Wellness today talking about how to eat healthy without it stealing our joy, how to get our bodies to burn fat and not just sugar, balancing our hormones, and what the deal is with intermittent fasting.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to eat healthy and not make ourselves miserable in the process

2.  How to make your body burn fat instead of just sugar

3. How to change your food cravings

4. Why is everyone drinking bone broth and what’s the real deal with intermittent fasting

5. How to balance your hormones


 

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Favorite quotes-

1. If you can change your fuel source, then you can change your cravings.

2. As long as you continue to try to do something you don’t enjoy, you obviously will never do it.

3.  I am on a mission to end the confusion, because there is so much confusion and overwhelm in the health world.  So how can we just break it down and actually figure out ways to make this realistic in your life so you will do it?

4. I like to get out of the all-or-nothing mindset because there is a lot of triggers when it comes to that and a lot of people trigger past and previous trauma with food.

 

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

In this episode, I answer these questions-

1. Do you sleep? Seriously! How do you get so much done? Tell me your secrets. (35:17)

2.  As Christians, is drinking alcohol ok? (39:35)

3. I have an idea for a book. How do I know if I have a good idea? (44:31)

 

Links to great things we discussed-

1.  Simple Roots Wellness

2.  Nourished Planner

3.  Antman and The Wasp

4. Seasons from Hillsong

5. Spirit Break Out from Kim Walker-Smith

 

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

And a big thank you to Danyel and Staci for the wonderful help with show notes!


 

xo,

Alli

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".


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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

 

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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!)  

 

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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. 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

 

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


xo,

Alli