Episode #29- Tyler Reagin

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I’m with Tyler Reagin talking about leadership, growth and using our influence well

In this episode we discuss:

1. What a life-giving leader looks like.

2. How your influence is your leadership.

3. What it looks like to build a lasting legacy of influence.

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Favorite quotes:

1. As followers of Jesus, that's a pretty clear thing, that we would follow and are connected to the source of life, which is Jesus the Holy Spirit. Is that overflowing to the people around us or are there things in our lives that are hindering the flow of life?

2. What we do with our leadership is our influence.

3. How you steward that influence is what matters. And for me the concept is, is it life-giving? Are you bringing life to people that you have been entrusted with to steward? If you don’t, guess what? You probably won’t grow; your influence will not grow.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What can you do if your friends seem to be threatened by your goals and your dreams in life? (29:28)

2.  Is it okay to ask God for clarity for things in my life? I heard a Bible teacher say that God gives us wisdom and we don’t need to ask for more clarity.  (34:43)

3.  I need to have tough conversations with my employees that are under-performing. Do you have any advice? (37:21)


Links to great things we discussed:

1. Tyler Reagin

2. Catalyst

3. Portugal. The Man – Feel it Still

4. Hillsong- New wine

5. Poldark

6. Hope in the Dark by Craig Groeschel

7. IPad Pro

8. A Star is Born

9. Sleeping At Last- Seven


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 #28- Myquillyn Smith

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I’m with the artist formerly known as The Nester, Myquillyn Smith, on her brilliant decorating framework, the early days of blogging when we met 10 years ago, and how to have a happy and cozy home no matter what your budget is.




In this episode we discuss:

1. Why your home doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

2. How to decorate beautifully without it being complicated, intimidating, or expensive.

3. What is cozy abuse and how to avoid it.


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Favorite quotes:

1. Decorating is all about working one room at a time, with an order and making smart decisions based on what you like or don’t like and what inspires you.

2. Shopping second hand is so fun if you have a little bit of time and if you have more time than money. It's such a great use of your time to find second hand things.

3. I have found some methods and some steps and an order of making decisions when it comes to decorating a room in our house and attacking that room and making it look the way you want that really really works for anyone even if you are not design-ery.




In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I heard you mentioning protecting your kids online. I heard you say you removed the App Store from their phones. How do you do that? (45:15)

2. What is God teaching you right now? (47:15)


3. I need to start making money to help the family finances. What is the fastest way to bring in income and where do I start? (52:58)



Links to great things we discussed:

1. The Year of Living Happy

2. Nesting Place

3. Cozy Minimalist Home

4. The Cozy Minimalist Classes

5. Myquillyn’s Song on Repeat - Jess Ray “Water Wind Fire”

6. Gungor Creation Liturgy  Spotify

7. Myquillyn's Show - Victoria on BBC, Broadchurch on Netflix

8. Myquillyn's Reading - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

9. The Polygamist Daughter by Anna LaBaron

10. The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren

11. Plant Nanny

12. Myquillyn’s Instagram

13. Gainful Growth

14. Alli’s Song - All Sons and Daughters "Rising Sun"

15.  Worship for Fierce Faith

16. Glitter Pens




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

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



xo,

Alli






Episode #27- Candace Payne

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I’m with the hilarious Candace Payne on living a life of joy, what it’s like being known as “Chewbacca Mom”, and finding your burn in this world

In this episode we discuss:

1. What it’s like being forever known as “Chewbacca Mom”

2. The truth about joy

3. How to discover what you are supposed to do in life

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Favorite quotes:

1. There was something that happened to me personally in my twenties when I realized not everybody was thinking about me as often as I was thinking about me.

2. Most people are afraid to take the first step in self discovery.

3. I never thought about what is that one truth, the one thing that makes you feel like you can’t live this life without knowing this more and also teaching others about it. That question is something I think a lot of us need to ask because within it, you are gonna find out who you are. It’s gonna leave margin for joy. It’s gonna leave space for you actually feel like you’re doing what your supposed to do.

4. I believe the best way to find your burn is to look at what is the opposite. What absolutely is something that you can’t stand, that you feel is an injustice, that you feel like “ughh” every time you see this you wanna war against it, in a good way.

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What is your best advice for raising sons that respect women? (39:38)

2. If you can ask God to change one thing about you, what will it be? (48:22)

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? (50:35)



Links to great things we discussed:

1. There is no striving- Rita Springer

2. From Hot to Not

3. Learning to speak to God from scratch- Jonathan Merritt

4. GNL tour

5. Pop sockets

6. Ratatouille

7. Jesus we love you- Paul McClure:

8. Simple Joys


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 #26- Hayley Morgan

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I’m with the delightful Hayley Morgan on the power of our thoughts, stepping into all God has for us, and Fall fashion


In this episode we discuss:

1. How to step into God’s plan for your life with bravery

2. Keeping a healthy view of self in an often unhealthy Instagram world

3. Closing the integrity gap between what you know to be true in your head and what you feel in your heart



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Favorite quotes:

1. Negative self-talk is the one thing that holds us back. It is something that we do to ourselves that we would never allow someone else to do to us or to talk to our children that way.

2. We’re empowered to do things because of the power of the Holy Spirit and the faith that we have. If we just assumed we couldn’t, it would be like negating the thing we say we know is true.

3. If you don’t nip it in the bud at “I can’t do this”, it goes from “I can’t do this” to “I’m not enough”. If you feel like you’re not enough and you don’t nip that in the bud you feel like nothing is ever going to change. And when you feel like nothing is ever going to change, that is the definition of hopelessness.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What do you think of the advice that we should just follow our passion? (48:22)

2. Why do Christians say they love Jesus and still act like horrible people? (54:19)

3. When you are working with your business coaching clients, what habits or beliefs are the ones that make some of them unable to succeed? (57:53)

 


Links to great things we discussed:

1. The Year of Living Happy

2.  Preach to Yourself

3. Hayley’s Song on Repeat - Maroon 5 Girls Like You (?)

4. Hayley’s Show - The Americans on Netflix

5. Hayley’s Reading - The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

6. Nellie Taft Boutique

7. Hayley.e.morgan on Instagram

8. Jack Ryan on Netflix

9. The Great Alone

10. Lauren Daigle Spotify




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

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


xo,

Alli






Episode #25- The Year of Living Happy

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This is a special episode of the show because it is launch week for my new book, The Year of Living Happy.

I like to think of this show as “everything you ever wanted to know about happiness but didn’t know who to ask!”

I’m answering your questions, and I don’t hold anything back! You’ll learn why I believe some popular sayings about happiness that are shared on Pinterest and from the pulpit are unbiblical, my own struggles with overcoming depression and finding happiness, and why as women of God we have the responsibility to invest in our happiness.

In this episode I share-

Why I think the statement “Do more of what makes you holy not happy” is unbiblical.

The answer to the debate on if there is a difference between happiness and joy.

My own struggles with depression and hope for those who live with it.



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Questions I answered in this episode-

1. Can you please settle the do more what makes you happy versus holy debate! (2:58)

2. What is the difference between joy and happiness? (7:08)

3. Is contentment the same as happiness? (12:15)

4. Do you believe that those struggling with depression can be happy again? (14:40)

5. I’m a stay at home mom, something I’ve prayed for but I lost my joy. How do I fight back? (17:49)

6. I’m obeying God but what He’s asking me to do isn’t making me happy. What do I do? (25:19)

7. How do you find happiness when all doors close and everybody claims its God’s will? (26:36)

8. How do I find happiness when I don’t think God is answering my prayers? (26:45)



Quotes from this episode-

1. The statement that God wants you to be holy and not happy is unbiblical.

2. There is no happiness on this earth. No real, authentic, long-lasting, meaningful happiness outside of God's will for us.

3. There is nothing in the bible that separates the concept of joy and happiness. They have one in the same meaning according to the original languages of scripture.

4. When we separate God from our happiness and from our longing for happiness, we undermine the Christian worldview. -Randy Alcorn

5. We need to trust that God is good. Even when things seem bad, that God puts us on a path and a journey that may not be especially happy at the moment, but He has good for us. That His desire for us is happiness in Him.


I hope you love this special solo episode and run out to Target this week and pick up The Year of Living Happy. Get one for yourself and 9 of your friends. :)


xo,

Alli








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



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 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


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

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


 

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

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


 

xo,

Alli