Episode #77- Liz Bohannon

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What a fun episode! I'm introducing you to my new friend, Liz Bohannon, she’s the Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs. Liz is changing the world through socially conscious fashion (and flying through the air in Spanx in front of thousands.) 

Tune in to hear why she'll never run a chicken farm again, how she uses sandals to send women to college, and her major life decision that made her entire family think she was crazy.

In this episode we discuss:

1. Why most of us are just average joes--and that's a great thing!

2. The magic a novice brings to the table.

3. How dreaming small is more likely to change the world.

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Favorite quotes:

1. Ultimately we build beautiful lives, businesses, and families when we consistently show up and the idea of that not waiting for luck but instead saying I’m gonna be a person of pluck is really intriguing.

2. I think that’s the power of community when you hopefully hear my story and hundreds of other people’s stories that say,  “I wasn’t equipped, I didn’t have the connections, I faced a lot of difficulties, but I still did it. I think that enables people to show up for their own lives.”

3. I want to celebrate the average and owning your average is not a call to complacency. 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How do you not let information overwhelm you? (42:45)

2. How do I finally break out of a pattern of sin? (45:05)

3. Do you use or recommend a personality test when you hire people? (49:26)

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Liz Bohannon , Sseko

2. Beginner’s Pluck

3. Queen

4. The Greatest Showman

5. To Stop A Warlord

6. True&Co

7. Call The Midwife

8. Freedom 

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 









Episode #76- Robby Gallaty

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Today, I'm joined by my very own pastor, Robby Gallaty--and you'll find out why my family calls him the “pastor with a past". 


Robby shares his testimony of opioid addiction, robbery, homelessness, and hitting rock bottom. He'll also share how Jesus dramatically changed and restored his life, and offer advice for family members with a loved one struggling with addiction.

In this episode we discuss:

1. The opioid crisis and how to help loved ones

2. Our struggles as God’s refining instrument

3. His health recommendation I refuse to try

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Favorite quotes:

1. If you keep being that person’s savior, Jesus never can be.

2. Our struggles don’t define us, God uses them to refine us. It’s God’s refining mechanism, His divine instrument for shaping us into the image of His son is a trial, is a tribulation, is suffering.

3. God uses everything to bring us closer to Him.

4. We have to believe nothing happens by happenstance so if that's the case even our pain and suffering are used by God.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What do you when you feel stuck and don’t know what to do? (48:11)

2. What is the quickest way that God gets your attention? (54:36)

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? (59:25)

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Robby Gallaty, Twitter , Church , Replicate

2. Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God

3. Here and Now

4. Hoosier

5. Live PD

6. Brave New Work

7. Eternity Is Now In Session

8. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 

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 





Episode #75- Kelly Minter

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Today, I'm with the wonderful Kelly Minter! You may know her as a Bible teacher, worship leader and now cookbook author--but today you'll find out why she's also a gardening guru, crocodile hunter, and hardcore jungle woman. 

Tune in to find out about $35 tomatoes, her guilty pleasure television show, and why we are voting her "least likely to go to jail."

In this episode we discuss:

1. What she's learned since writing her first Bible Study

2. The magic of hospitality

3. The importance of building a community


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Favorite quotes: 

1. Sometimes I’m pruning things that are diseased but sometimes I’m pruning a branch that is perfectly healthy because it's taking away from the stronger more fruitful vines so I’m pruning the good for the bad.

2. Jesus spoke in agricultural terms and most of which I lived so far removed from but I do feel like I get a little closer to that when I am in the garden.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What’s your best advice for raising sons that respect women? (44:57)

2. If you can ask God to change one thing about you, what would it be? (53:37)

3. I feel like comparison is killing me. I know I’m supposed to keep an eye out on my competition, how do I do it without falling into the comparison trap?  (55:48)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Kelly Minter 

2. A Place At The Table 

3. Cultivate 

4. Goodness of God 

5. When Calls The Heart

6. Mary Queen Of Scots 

7. Hallelujah Here Below 




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 #74- Rebekah Lyons

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I'm with the lovely Rebekah Lyons today to talk about her recent adoption journey, her new pace of life, and how she manages stress and anxiety.

She'll also share how to rest when we experience burnout and how to see those seasons as an invitation for intimacy with God.


In this episode we discuss:

1. Practical advice for those struggling with stress and anxiety.

2. Why she finally agreed to adopt right when she became an empty nester.

3. Why we shouldn't feel guilty for resting.

Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Bravery is moving scared. You have to step into the things that are the most terrifying or they will hold power over you.

2. God doesn’t promise that fear and anxiety won’t come knocking but He always promises a way of escape.

3. The good thing about fear is that the best way to approach it is exposure. 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I know you're a business coach but do you also coach people who aren’t entrepreneurs? (38:05)

2. Are we supposed to forgive people even if they aren’t sorry? How do I keep from getting hurt again? (40:39)

3. How do you handle the guilt of being a working mom? (42:54)

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Rebekah Lyons

2. Rhythms of Renewal

3. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

4. Blissdom Conference




I 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 #73- Jess Connolly

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I'm with the fierce and passionate Jess Connolly today to talk about all things ministry, publishing, and business. 

Jess shares the heart and story behind her latest book "You're The Girl For The Job" and how women can start walking more confidently in their calling, even in the hardest seasons of life.

 


In this episode we discuss:

1. Why we doubt our roles and abilities and how to combat those feelings of inadequacy.

2. How obedience sometimes looks like less and not "yes".

3. How to lean hard on the faithfulness of God instead of our feelings.


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Favorite quotes:

1. The ultimate truth is I was not the girl for the job. I actually have really messed up some big things and that has been my story. God has still allowed me to be here. He still places me here on purpose and is still using everything I give Him and everything I do for the good of others and His glory.

2. If you want good for others, you’re gonna win. You win. If you want good for others and the glory of God, you’re really gonna win. It might not look shiny and might not look tidy but you can’t lose if you want good for others and the glory of God.

3. A no, for now, is not a no for later.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. You finally convinced me to give the enneagram a try? Where do I start? (1:04:46)

2. Alli, I have a hard time staying focused and consisted in prayer. What do you do? (1:08:47)

3. What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to start their business? (1:14:59)

 


Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Jess Connolly ; Instagram

2. You Are The Girl For The Job 

3. Khaild: Young dumb and broke

4. John Bevere: Bait of Satan

5. RHETI test

6. Blinded By The Light 

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 

Episode #72- Max Lucado

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I’m with the legendary Max Lucado--pastor and author of 44 brilliant books! Max is funny, gracious, and full of wisdom and it was a true joy to have one of my heroes on the show.

Today, Max shares all about his latest book on happiness, what he's learned about Biblical happiness in his decades in ministry, and some simple ways we can pursue it. 

In this episode we discuss:

1. His book-writing process and how why his editor of 30 years is still brutally honest

2. The roadblocks he sees to true happiness and why it's harder than ever to find contentment.

3. Why the simple act of saying "hello" is profoundly important to him 

Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Happiness is a deeply rooted contentment in life. 

2. I think we can make a great case that God wants us to be happy because happiness makes us healthier, happiness makes us a better husband or wife or parent to our children. 

3. Most people are not joyful or happy. Some people are seriously unhappy and so anything we can do to help them step toward happiness is a great service.

4. The big idea in Scripture when it comes to happiness is happiness happens when we give it away.  


 In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What are some 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. (45:29)

2. What is the best faith-based book that you are reading right now and would you recommend it? (49:32)

3. I know so much of building a platform involves putting yourself out there. How do I get over feeling uncomfortable promoting myself? (51:28)

 

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Max Lucado

2. How Happiness Happens .

3. Is He Worthy

4. Movies of the 90s

5. Sam Storms: The Language of Heaven

6. Q Sciences

7. Robby Gallaty: Forgotten Jesus 

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 



Episode #71- Sharon Hodde Miller

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In this episode, I am joined by one of my kindest and most brilliant friends Sharon Hodde Miller to talk about why "nice" can be dangerous. 

We'll also talk about women in ministry and what it looks like to have someone call out your gifts and strengths.



In this episode we discuss:

1. The differences between kindness, harshness, and niceness

2. How to do a heart check for your motivations

3. How to respond to and love others well

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Favorite quotes:

1. It’s really important that when you see a gift in somebody, it doesn’t matter if it is a gift of teaching or preaching or any gift in them because that is how they discern what God created them to do.

2. If you are merely being nice and someone is not nice to you in return then that flips really quickly. It flips into entitlement, flips into resentment, bitterness, cynicism but kindness understands this isn’t to get a response. This isn’t about me. This is about loving people radically and unconditionally the way that Jesus loved us.

3. Niceness can appear to be about others but it’s ultimately about us where kindness is ultimately about others. Christ models this better than anyone else.

 

 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I learn 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 of negative self-talk. Do you have any advice? (49:14)

2. Sometimes I feel like I can hear God very clearly and sometimes I don’t feel like I can hear Him at all. I panic when I can’t hear from Him and I wonder if its because He’s upset with me, is this normal? (53:30)

3. I keep bumping up against struggles in my business. How do I know if it’s a sign to stop? (57:45)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Sharon Hodde MillerInstagram 

2. Nice https://sheworships.com/nice-book/

3. Thomas Newman

4. Avengers

5. Alia Joy Glorious Weakness

6. Michelle Obama

7. This Cultural Moment 

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 

Episode #70- Bianca Olthoff

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Today, I'm with my battle buddy Bianca Olthoff. With humor and transparency like no other, Bianca is going to get us fired up about finding amazing mentors, avoiding unnecessary ruts and mistakes, and living a life that won't suck.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to pursue a mentor and get the most out of your time with them

2. What she wishes she would have known in her teens and 20s

3. How she accidentally came up with her brilliant new book title #notsuck



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Favorite quotes:

1. The season and the time that we are in, we are putting forward everything that is awesome. We will post it on Instagram and put a good filter and we’ll tweak it and we’ll geotag from tropical locations. We will do all these things but I think that this is an opportunity for us to go first and for us to tell people this was a really hard season. This is a dark season. This is a season of failure and there are things that I learned. “Hey, you will probably fail, you probably will fall, you probably will falter, but this is how you can shorten up that curve, this is how you can still have your faith intact. Hey, this is some ways you can survive this season of suck in a way you can thrive and not just feel like you are barely making it out.”  

2. I feel like if we can be for each other, we can go further and faster and farther if we sincerely care about this Biblical principle; love your neighbor as yourself.

3. Do you know what our greatest commodity is? Time. So when someone gives you time, don’t squander it. 

 


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How do I know if I’m self-sabotaging myself and if I am how do I stop it? (54:06)

2. How do I learn to trust God? (1:01:08)

3. How should the “about me” page on my website be written? What’s the best strategy for success? (1:07:39)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Bianca Olthoff

2. How To Have Your Life Not Suck 

3. Hillsong Worship: King of Kings

4. Katy Perry: Never Really Over

5. Basketball or Nothing

6. Where The Crawdads Sing

7. Muji Pens

8. Murad Renewing Eye Cream 

9. Hobbs & Shaw 

10. Lauren Daigle: This Girl 

11. Fierce Faith

12. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

13. 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