Episode #68- Susie Davis on mentorship, life lessons, and confidence

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In this episode, the incredibly wise and gracious Susie Davis talks about her passion to mentor other women.

She also shares the lessons she has learned in life, in ministry, and what she wishes she would have known as a younger woman. 



In this episode we discuss:

1. Why our weaknesses shouldn't stop us from leading and helping others

2. Why women need and can thrive with mentoring

3. How we can point the next generation to vibrant faith and leadership



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Favorite quotes:

1. Show me the man or woman who at the end of their life says “I felt totally confident in my skin every moment, every day of my life because I love God.” I don’t think it works like that. Even when you look at the stories you read in Scripture, they struggled. The people in the Bible struggled greatly. So why is it unusual that we struggle too? 

2. It’s a life of faith and God is asking us to do more than we normally would do if left to our own devices.

3. Most of the learning, and this kind of goes back to mentoring, should be face-to-face, across the table because that’s the only way to really know someone.

 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I love your life tips. What is a simple change I can make in my conversations that will help me seem more confident? (57:16)

2. Why does God not answer some prayers? (58:54)

3. Do I need to create a business plan for my new business? (1:01:46)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Susie Davis

2. Kacey Musgraves

3. Friday Night Lights

4. Barbara Brown Taylor- Leaving Church

5. Drybar Money Maker 

6. Highlands (Song of Ascent) , Hillsong

7. Lion King

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 #67- Nicole Unice

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In this episode, the inspiring Nicole Unice is going to call us to the next level of purposeful living, share why leaders should embrace humility and live transparently, and the key to living brave and courageous

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. What it looks like to live brave and courageous enough for today 

2. Why we shouldn’t be the hero in our own stories 

3. And why hustle alone will never be enough



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Favorite quotes:

1. You actually can’t have anything redeemed unless its broken. Redemption is a word that means inherently that something is broken. Something needs to be fixed or healed or need to be undone or unbound.

2. We all have these amazing incredible lives that God’s given us and every single person has a great story in their life.

3. That is where courage is. We get to these places like a rock and a hard place and we have this moment of clarity where we set intention for who we want to be and we just kind of have to jump off the cliff in that direction.



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I feel guilty when I practice self-care, help? (58:05)

2. What’s a great devotional that my husband and I can share? I don’t want anything girly! (1:01:11)

3. How do you do your podcast graphics with the audio graphic and the captions? (1:02:25)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Nicole Unice

2. Stranger Things 

3. Old Dominion

4. Where The Crawdads Sing

5. Colorscience Concealer  (don’t know if this is really it but it’s the only eye product I saw)

6. Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Power 

7. New Morning Mercies 

8. Downton Abbey 

9. Hillsong King of Kings 

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 






Episode #66- Lisa Jo Baker. How to enjoy the middle years of life.

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I'm with the wonderful Lisa Jo Baker, as we talk about the changes, challenges, and the beauty of being in the middle.

Lisa tackles how we can truly develop a healthy mindset that allows us to enjoy and stay present in this fulfilling and fruitful season of life.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to live your middle-age years to the fullest

2. How we can see our bodies as lovely and strong despite changes

3. Why she wasn't afraid to share her muffin top picture with the world 



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Favorite quotes:

1. I don’t need to seize the day. I just need to make time to see it. I don’t have the energy to seize the day. I can barely seize the moment to do laundry. But here’s what I can do, this is why I wrote a whole book about it. I can see the day. That is a much lower pressure threshold.

2. Somehow as women, we want to erase the marks of time, the things that show what it took to get here. I just believe so strongly, I think about that verse so often that says ‘the Lord has made everything beautiful in its time,’ and that applies to us as women.

3. My kid’s feelings aren’t supposed to be the boss of me. I’m not supposed to be the boss of me. The Holy Spirit is supposed to be the boss of me.

 


In this episode I answer these questions:

 1. I have three little kids and can’t keep up with all the details. How do you do it with 5 kids? How can I remember all the little things for them? (51:01)

2. How can I introduce God into people who had zero exposure and not overwhelm them? (58:21)

3. I can’t work at home without getting distracted, should I pay for a fancy coworking space? (1:02:15)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Lisa Jo Baker

2. The Middle Matters: Why That (Extra)Ordinary Life Looks Really Good On You 

3. Meghan Trainor: I’m Down

4. The Hundred-Foot Journey

5. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 

6. Still Life

7. L’ange Curling Wand

8. Evernote Like a Pro 

9. Spider-man: Far from Home 

10. Spirit 

11. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

12. 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 #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

Listen now:

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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



Listen now:

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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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