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142: Use Your FAILURE to REINVENT YOURSELF with Danielle LaPorte

Jun 19, 2017 - 00:50:41

To say I was honored to have a one-on-one conversation with Danielle LaPorte is an understatement. I recently just finished her newest book, White Hot Truth, and it was just what I needed to access my freedom in writing my own book. Talking with her took it to a whole other level.  For those of you who don’t know who Danielle is, she’s an author, speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec. She is also an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” In addition to her recent book, she’s also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul – this book also evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program. You’ve also likely seen her #truthbombs on social media. At a glance, like many other successful people, one would not believe the career hurdles she’s overcome so far in her life. Very early on, Danielle remembers always having an entrepreneurial spirit. She was the girl running the lemonade stand and intuitively finding other opportunities to make money. Danielle once thought she would be a fashion designer, but she changed directions when she realized she got headaches every time she went to sew. From there, she began helping friends and naturally fell into being a publicist. This eventually led to the creation of her own communications agency – landing gigs in Washington D.C. pitching and selling white papers to the Pentagon. This in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment as she never went to college and is from Canada. When her work in D.C. was complete, Danielle went on to start a consultancy for soulful personal branding, which led to her first book, Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design. It got the attention of Oprah and she received a lot of media and investment interest from that. That small consultancy incorporated and soon after she was fired. While none of this made her feel great, she believes that, “All the worst things have turned out to be my best things.” True to her words, Danielle went on to coach entrepreneurs, author the above listed books and hasn’t looked back since. While some would let all these different events knock them down, she persevered by focusing on the reason she’s here. She unquestionably knows her why and she knows what her talents are. Danielle goes on to say, “Life happens. You tried your best and it didn’t work out…You just have to keep showing up.” Danielle also adds that you must take the time to grieve these hard times. “When you don’t win, you need to stop, you need to cry and recover, and feel the sting and how you feel about what just happened.” Life is hard. So just take that breather – but then come back – ready to work. “If you’re going to be brighter and sexier and smarter and more feminine and more innovative and more progressive than the status-f*cking-quo, you’re in for a fight.” There will always be losses, but you need to know that you walk away knowing more. You’re better. And you’re actually more yourself because of it. I love that Danielle phrases it as, “Sometimes you need to be lost to be found.” This is SO true. We need to go through the highs and the lows – and learn from them. And sometimes this means setting boundaries. This is easier said than done as a woman though – and not because we’re too emotional. Danielle explains that as women, we naturally want to merge and connect with people… We want to nourish and heal. We don’t want to be “mean,” and we don’t want to be a push-over either. Being tolerant can be a good thing, but being “excessively tolerant” = almost no boundaries. Danielle doesn’t expect you to do this all on your own. You need someone else to objectively tell you when your boundaries are being taken advantage of. She goes to say that once you’ve put up that “fence” to keep those people out, you’ll find that no one died. You didn’t kill anyone. And you feel just a little big lighter. Recently, there has been some stress in Danielle’s business where she’s had to use some of the above practices. It’s comforting to know that no matter where you’re at, we all experience resistance in our lives. While she takes time to “walk in circles” and wrap her head around the problem, she also makes a point to view disappointing events in a positive light. “I always take failure as an opportunity to reinvent.” Danielle tells us to use these opportunities to question EVERYTHING (no, really – everything). Even through these less than ideal times for her business right now, the powerful message of her recent book, White Hot Truth, is a success. It was Danielle’s hope that people experience the book and feel relieved (mission accomplished with me). Since finishing her book, Danielle herself has more compassion for herself and for others. And she hopes that others will feel the same and then some – more self-love and self-respect, too. And once you do, Danielle encourages you to, “Get off your butt and do something – make the world a better place. The world needs YOU.” In This Episode You Will Learn: Overcoming resistance Creativity Parenting and Love Going against the status quo Books Resources: June 23 – Book tour in L.A. at Agape New podcast – to be released Jan. 2018 Facebook: Danielle.LaPorte.Inc Instagram: @DanielleLaPorte Twitter: @DanielleLaPorte Website: www.DanielleLaPorte.com White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte (be sure to use this link and receive a free audio copy as well) Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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141: The ONE Variable That's Keeping YOU From An EXCITING LIFE

Jun 15, 2017 - 00:10:32

Do you feel like you’re living every day like it’s Groundhog’s Day? You know, same thoughts, same people, same problems… Sounds like it’s time to switch things up and add some excitement back into your life. But to do that we need to bust through fears and try new things. Of course, we can’t do that without first changing our thoughts. To set the tone for the day, I highly recommend waking up and instantly repeating a positive mantra – either out loud or in your head. I know, I know… sounds a little cheesy, but I assure you, it works. Every morning my husband and I say the following: “I am happier, healthier, wealthier and more fit than I was yesterday.” But that’s only the beginning of the day! Do small things throughout the day that keep the positivity and excitement going. Bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be anything HUGE. “Life and enjoyment of life is made up of the very simple pleasures.” Here are a few different things you could do: Change your thoughts. Feel a negative thought creeping in? Stop it in its tracks with a more positive one. Be sure to do this throughout the day – not just in the morning. Try different things. Go to a new coffee shop, try a different workout etc. Ask different questions. Ask people BETTER questions: what’s good, new or exciting? What was your favorite part of today? Read a book. Know a friend with a nose for good books? Ask them for their list. Try different foods. Yes, please! Go to a movie. This list could go on and on… Also, be sure you’re expanding your network – both virtually and in person. Ask a new friend out for coffee or to meet at a new workout class. And since social media has a tendency to highlight more negative things, be sure use that “block” button freely and start following more uplifting people/pages. Personally, I know that I don’t want any seeds of negativity growing in my mind, because that’s exactly what my mind will hold on to. It is SO important for YOU to weed out any potentially negative vibes. “You are the variable. You are the only one who can change your outcome.” Doing the same thing will only ever get you (you guessed it) the SAME thing. And who wants that? Certainly not me and likely not you. “If you want a different day, you’ve got to start with different thoughts in the morning.” Now, go let those thoughts lead you to THE BEST day! In This Episode You Will Hear About: The importance of experiencing new things Positivity Changing your thoughts Mantras Resources The Bliss Habit Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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140: Have a MIRACLE MINDSET with JJ Virgin

Jun 12, 2017 - 00:35:43

One never knows what they’re going to do when tragedy hits, but JJ had to keep it together and learn fast after one of her son’s was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. With 13 broken bones and an aortic tear, doctors knew he needed surgery, but they also warned he’d likely not survive the airlift to another hospital – much less the actual surgery. They gave him the heart-wrenching odds of a .25 percent survival rate. With that knowledge, JJ had a choice to make. Fortunately, the wisdom of her other son rang through as he asked the doctor, “Point-two-five isn’t zero, right?” Those words were just what JJ needed to make the choice to help her son FIGHT for survival. After a successful airlift and surgery, JJ’s son survived, but because of the trauma was in a coma. It was a daunting road ahead, but JJ start asking herself the “right” questions. It wasn’t “how will he survive this?” It was, “How do I get him to 110%?” And one of the top things she could do to get him there was to take care of herself. “I did what I needed to do to take extreme care of myself.” JJ knew she had to: 1. Be there for her son. 2. Ensure her book was a success (The Virgin Diet). 3. She needed to put her health FIRST. And that’s what she did to make sure she was at the top of her game to help her son fight for his life. Not long after JJ’s son’s accident, it was suggested that in addition to the book she had just written (The Virgin Diet), she should write about her recent experience with her son – what tools she used and how she kept strong and positive throughout it all. Thank goodness she said yes to that! JJ’s teachings have come to help thousands of clients reframe their mindset and realize their worth, mind and body. Oddly enough sometimes, it’s not the diet or exercise component that hangs people up, it’s the actual saying or writing down of the words, “I am worthy.” That’s great, but how do you get someone to actually feel worthy? JJ encourages taking ACTION. It’s all about shifting your mindset and moving into action. JJ teaches her members/readers to practice their “Daily Jam.” Upon waking up every day, the Daily Jam consists of: 1. GRATITUDE: Writing down three things you are grateful for (starting the day in gratitude is a MUST). 2. APPRECIATION: Text someone a message of appreciation. 3. MIRACLE: Write down three miracles that happen that day. And then… Write “I am worthy.” It can be a super difficult thing for some to write, but they work their way up to realizing they are a complete bad ass (and that’s how we ALL should feel by the way). JJ is completely transparent when it comes to her own case of “imposter syndrome.” We all have moments of not feeling like we’re good enough or worthy – that’s reality. There are still days where she wonders what the hell she’s doing. But then she remembers (from personal experience) that no one has it all together. Every successful person has failed their way there… in one way or another. Failure is just a part of life. “What if fear was actually a sign that you’re stepping up onto a bigger platform and you should feel that? What if when you’re feeling nothing, it’s because you’re playing it safe.” Fear is never easy to take… but quit playing it safe. Play ALL OUT, even if it means falling on your face. “It’s necessary, it sucks, it’s painful, but it makes it all amazing and worth it.” You must be willing to acknowledge the good with the bad. What was good? What were the wins? It’s about appreciating the present moment and lessons and getting real with gratitude. “When you’re scared to death and you want to get fear shoved out of the way, gratitude shoves it and builds resilience.” But JJ is again full honest… It never gets easier to take, but the tougher the experience, the more you step up, and the more you grow. “If your purpose is big enough, it makes you push through. And every time you push through, you’re building that muscle of resilience.” So on that note, know that you can handle “stuff” – whatever it is. If you set your mind right, you can reframe anything to be a good thing or your miracle. -- JJ Virgin a is celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, who teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. In This Episode You Will Learn: Creating a Miracle Mindset Shifting Your Mindset Practicing Your “Daily Jam” Resistance Overcoming Obstacles Gratitude Appreciation Resources: Find JJ’s podcast (JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show) Miracle Mindset movie, articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com MiracleMindset.com Miracle Mindset by JJ Virgin Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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139: Causing An Effect

Jun 8, 2017 - 00:12:49

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Quick…what are you thinking RIGHT now? Are they positive thoughts filled with love and gratitude? Or are they low-vibe, energy-sucking thoughts that make you want to eat a can of worms? If you’re the latter… don’t eat the worms! Kidding, but seriously, I do want to discuss the power of thoughts and how those thoughts affect your current situation. I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with research – especially when it’s connected to the power of thoughts and changing outcomes. Currently, I’m reading the book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, and he discusses how by shifting our thoughts from being a victim of our circumstances we can instead cause an effect that creates a different outcome. Nerd alert – I get so excited reading about studies like this. Dispenza shares research that directly links changes in DNA to positive thoughts. Did you read that? Changes in a person’s DNA!! Isn’t that amazing?! He advises though, that it’s not just about positive thoughts. Within the testing groups of one of the mentioned studies, the changes were only seen when there were positive thoughts AND feelings that went with them. “It’s not just the thoughts, but rather the intentions behind them.” We have the power to change our outcomes – just thinking and feeling different things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m realistic. We’re not all going to wake up singing happy songs and dancing, but that’s exactly why we practice rituals that help get us present and shift into gratitude. “When you feel grateful, you attract more to be grateful for.” If you wake up feeling crappy, I get it! Acknowledge that crap sandwich, but don’t eat it! Feel those feelings, but don’t stay there. Give yourself some time, vent to a person if you need to, but MOVE ON. “Get rid of the thoughts that aren’t serving you, because that’s the outcome you’ll be living in.” Quickie Tip: Don’t let the idea of changing ALL your thoughts at once bog you down. This is not an all-or-nothing approach. The next time one of those negative Nelly thoughts comes for a visit, recognize it for what it is and choose to make your next thought just a little better. It’s those baby steps that lead to the most impactful and sustained growth. In This Episode You Will Hear About: How thoughts affect outcome Positivity Cause and effect Gratitude Resources and Books The Bliss Habit Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.  

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138: Starting a SOCIAL IMPACT BRAND, Using Tragedy to INSPIRE, and WHY You NEED to Follow your GYPSY SOUL with Rachelle Tratt

Jun 5, 2017 - 00:58:29

Warning: This podcast may make you want to buy a plane ticket to exotic places and find your soul. Or, perhaps curl up on your couch with a cuddly dog (both of us prefer our goldendoodles) and drink a lavender latte while contemplating your soul’s purpose. ;) Ok, let me back the train up. Today’s guest, Rachelle Tratt, is a living example of what it means to follow your heart, and you’re going to want to read on/listen to hear why. In case you’ve never heard of this amazing lady, Rachelle is a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor, community leader, and soulful entrepreneur who created The Neshama Project, a yoga inspired, socially conscious jewelry company that gives back.  Many may not know this, but Rachelle’s company, The Neshama Project, was actually inspired by the sudden and traumatic loss of her mother when she was only 9 years old. While recognizing now that it was all meant to be part of her path so she could in turn help others, at the time she struggled with anxiety and depression – and just feeling different. These feelings played out as a teenager as she hit a rebellious phase, which at the age of 18 ended in rehab. It wasn’t so much that she was addicted to alcohol or drugs, it was just that she didn’t know how to cope with things in a healthy way. Part of that rehab program was yoga… While always a self-professed tomboy, Rachelle laughed at the thought of the practice, but once she hit savasana, she was hooked. For the first time in a long time, she found peace. Not long after rehab, Rachelle became a yoga teacher and eventually ended up taking a yoga training class in California. While living in Florida at time, she knew she needed to make the move permanently to California.  “It made no sense mentally, but my heart was telling me to go and I knew how to listen to that.” And speaking of listening to her heart, Rachelle always knew that she would visit Israel (the country where her parents meant). Six years ago, she made the trip, stayed for a month and it was everything she hoped it would be. She felt connected to her mother and while there realized the connection she also felt with the Hamsa hand necklace she received from a yoga friend. Having always been a conversation starter for soulful exchanges, it had followed her after rehab, to California and now to Israel. She knew was meant to play a bigger role in her life. Just like that, she started searching for stones in Israel (successfully). She wanted to create art and make connections – and she did. Rachelle didn’t have all the answers, but she just knew there was a great purpose for her. “I believed in the power of a product with a meaning that stood for something greater and the mission behind it.” Sure, there were a lot of nay-sayers. Having always been a little “different,” everyone thought it was just “one of those things” Rachelle was trying again. Rachelle had faith and trust though that things would work out because she was following her heart’s calling. “It’s trusting that I am a unique individual and my path isn’t supposed to look like anyone else’s.”  And thank goodness for that! It’s not to say that there haven’t been growing pains – both personal and business. We’re all constant works in progress. But when something does pop up, whether in the form of darkness, stress or anxiety, she’s learned to acknowledge it and confront it head on. “My anxiety is directly related to the levels of my self care and self love.”  Life happens and we have to find the little tools and/or rituals that calm our minds. Here are a few of Rachelle’s favorites: Get your feet on the ground (feel the earth underneath your feet). Breathing Movement – all forms. Yoga is one of her favorites, but she can call just about anything yoga as long as it’s approached with intention. Walking with her golden doodle Bailey (no phone, just being present). One day of rest (kind of like the Jewish tradition of Shabat).   Another important factor (and this is super important) is finding a tribe/community/sisterhood that has your back. It can be tricky if you’re from a small area and don’t have as big of a pool as L.A. But she promises that, “What you put out there is what you attract.”  So put yourself out there. Way outside of your comfort zone. Start by attending classes and introducing yourself to others. If you seem to click, schedule a time to have coffee… It’s all about using the network around you. And lastly, “dial, don’t file.” People don’t have the time for those who don’t follow through. Nurture your relationships. Does this mean you have to super close relationships with everyone? No! Find that smaller inner tribe who you know on a deeper level, that has your back and you can tell ANYTHING to. And above all, follow your heart. Follow your soul. Follow your bliss. *Stay tuned for a post in the hopefully very near future when our golden doodles (and us) have a dog date.   In This Episode You Will Learn: Jewelry Entrepreneur Finding rituals in your day to day Finding your tribe Success Following your soul   Resources: theneshamaproject.com Retreat info: theneshamaproject.com/yoga/ IG: @theneshamaproject FB: facebook.com/theneshamaproject   Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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137: Why the TOUGH, BORING Stuff is IMPORTANT

Jun 1, 2017 - 00:14:46

Today’s message is all about the journey and what it all means. The “journey” doesn’t always have to be this HUGE goal or accomplishment. The beauty of it is that it’s unique to you and it can be ANYTHING that you’re looking to do. While most focus on the highs, it is equally important to know that the lows (the pain, frustrations and the “hard” parts) are what make the journey, and the highs of it, so amazing. If you’re feeling that discomfort, you know growth is on its way. “You can’t enjoy the ride without first taking the journey to a place you’ve never been before.” So you’re on this journey, but what happens when you lose motivation… Monotony hits. You wonder why the heck you’re even on this path. But you must ask yourself, what does your life look like without it? For example, as I’m racing against another deadline for my book, the moment I sit down, all inspiration seems to be lost and doubt creeps in and the last thing I want to do is write. As easy as it is to sink into that mode of defeat, I know the only option I have is to give myself a sometimes-literal shake, dig deep and WRITE. “You have to keep saying YES and you have to keep MOVING.” Acknowledge the struggle and how it serves a purpose on your journey. Ask yourself, “How do I get through this?” Reach out to others who are going or have gone through something similar. Know that just because it’s YOUR journey, you’re not alone. And everything you’re going through is meant for the ultimate good. Just let go…and go with the flow and enjoy the ride. In This Episode You Will Hear About Enjoying the journey Inspiration Pain Growth Resources The Bliss Habit Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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136 Easiest Way to Create and Monetize a Blogging or Online Business, Take the Guesswork Out of Starting with Kate McKibbin

May 29, 2017 - 00:59:05

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Kate McKibbin is the self-professed very-tall, super nerdy founder of the blog, Secret Bloggers’ Business, and creator of several successful online blog courses and workshops. Cutting her teeth in the magazine industry in 2007 (when online shopping was just starting to take off), Kate created one of Australia’s largest independent lifestyle blogs (Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily), and grew to a team of five with more than 500,000 visitors a month and several awards to show for her efforts. Even though her much-loved blog was doing well, Kate still felt called to do more and help more people. In 2014, she created her second business, Secret Bloggers’ Business, to share everything she’d learned about how to create, grow and run a successful blogging business. She did so well that in 2015 she was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year award for her contributions to women in technology. Today, Kate has made it her mission to help bloggers and creatives around the world turn their passions into something that’s profitable, too. So perhaps you’re looking to get into blogging, but don’t know if you have what takes. Here’s a few things to keep in mind. While a lot of work goes on behind the scenes of a blog, you’re not going to get very far if you haven’t found your passion. Keep in mind that while blogs used to only be about the person who wrote it (what they ate, what they watched etc.), today’s bloggers must understand that it’s not about THEM! People will follow you based on your point of view, your knowledge and expertise. But don’t worry! “You don’t have to be the biggest expert in the world. You just have to be a few steps down the track from where your audience is at and help them.” Also, content, content, content. Are you constantly creating and sharing your findings online? If you can find a group of people who you know you would love to help – and you have the content, experiences and skills to back it up, go for it. You can’t go wrong if you’re going into it from a place of service. So, where do you start? Kate suggests the following steps: Find your niche. Go “free range” for a bit if you have multiple ideas and can’t decide. What are you drawn to? Put some feelers out there (social media, existing contacts that you may have). What types of things get more engagement? Start putting some of your ideas/content out there and see what draws people in and what sticks. Brainstorm content. This is a biggie. Come up with as many ideas as possible (Kate suggests 100). What themes could you use (season, different times of the year etc.)? Just because you think it’s great doesn’t mean it’s going to resonate with your audience. Let your audience tell you what direction they want you to go. If you do start a blog, be sure to have an extreme amount of PATIENCE. Allow 6-12 months to see any type of reward. For Kate, one of her biggest benefits was to have the freedom to do work that she loved. Give it your all, but also be cautiously optimistic. “Set yourself up so you feel safe enough to take a scary leap.” When you’re starting out, be super responsive to your audience and be CONSISTENT in your content. This doesn’t mean you have to put out things daily. It can be once a week or month. Just figure out what’s realistic for you and do that. Keep in mind that nothing in life, especially a blog, has guarantees. And you can be certain that others are doing something similar to you. But here’s the thing…all audiences and bloggers are different in SO many ways. “Don’t compare yourself to others in your space. Find what works for you, but still provides great value to your audience. Focus on you and what’s right for your audience.” There will be bumps along the road, but stick to it and don’t give up! “If you’ve got something to say, if you’ve got something to give, and you’ve got a burning fire that says you have to do it, and you feel that pull. There’s no way you’re going to let yourself fail.” In This Episode You Will Hear About: Blogging Being a Blogger Online Business Online Training Being an Entrepreneur Success Resources: secretbloggersbusiness.com From Blog to Profit, Free Blogging Workshop: JoinTheBlogParty.com IG: @secretbloggersbusiness FB: facebook.com/secretbloggersbusiness Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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135: How To Figure Out What's Next!

May 25, 2017 - 00:09:37

Earn Your Happy Quickie – ep. 135 – How to Figure Out What’s Next “There comes a time to stop looking back and trying to figure out why. At some point, we need to shift our attention to what’s next.” – Unknown Are your thoughts or fears paralyzing you before you’ve even reached a goal? Are you asking yourself questions, such as: Why am I unclear? Why don’t I know what I want to do? Why can’t I move forward? Yikes. I get anxious just thinking about it.  Today, I want to talk about removing those types of disempowering questions from your brain and replacing them instead with “what’s next?” Sure, I get it. Those questions come from a place of uncertainty and fear and they’re hard to stop. But know that most entrepreneurs (including myself) are willing to explore their curiosity even if that nagging voice in their heads tells them they’re crazy or that it doesn’t fit in with “where they’re at.” They don’t let themselves get STUCK. If they feel called to try something new, they do it regardless of the risk. “The people who are the happiest are the ones who are most willing to explore all the little soul hits.” Take the Earn Your Happy podcast as an example. It wasn’t something that I had on my to-do list. At the end of the day, “I wanted to have epic conversations with people and I wanted an excuse to do it,”  And well, you know the ending to that story because here we are. You don’t have to have a plan to move forward. You just have to, “Be willing to put yourself out there and fail.”  By avoiding any possibility of failure, you risk missing the message you were supposed to hear and possibly something you were called to do. So, what’s next? My advice… Ask more empowering questions (ditch those that don’t serve you anything more than a side of anxiety) and explore the resources around you. Run toward the failure and thank it for what it’s teaching you. And one more Earn Your Happy Tip for the road…the more you can fail the better.   In This Episode You Will Learn: Future Resistance Fear Failure Curiosity Entrepreneurs Podcast Resources:   Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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134: How to Tap Into Your OWN ENERGY and HEALING POWER with Jessica Ortner

May 22, 2017 - 00:44:30

Have you ever felt off? You know, just struggling with nothing in particular, but never knowing what’s wrong with you? Can you see my hand raised high above my head?! We’ve all been there! My conversation with Jessica Ortner totally made sense of this feeling by framing it in a different way. When we feel nervous or anxious, most times it’s not just in our heads – we experience it in our whole body. When you have a stressful thought, she emphasizes the importance of talking through these feelings (you don’t have to be Suzy Sunshine all the time) and acknowledging them through tapping. After all, when your body feels more relaxed, you’re able to take control again. So what is this tapping thing anyway? Not to be confused with tap dancing, tapping is a technique that uses your fingertips to tap the body’s acupressure points and literally “tap into” your body’s own energy and healing power. Say what? Jessica also questioned the effectiveness of this practice. Years ago, while suffering from what was a seemingly endless cold, her brother introduced her to tapping. Where did he learn about it? The Internet. Oh boy. How much truth could there be to this? But here’s the thing – it was no joke and it actually helped her. A bit further down the road, it also helped her realize that her issues with her body weight were more deeply rooted. It wasn’t just physical. It wasn’t about a number. It was emotional. “We have to release that stress and create a better relationship with ourselves.” So what better way to understand this process than by experiencing it firsthand. I was selfishly glad for the timing of this podcast so I could use it for my own personal benefit (in addition to yours). ;-) During this podcast, Jessica took me through a complete tapping sequence so we could work through my anxiety and fear around my upcoming public speaking engagement (TEDTalk). I would love for you to do the sequence and insert the issue that is currently challenging you. Jessica calls it “borrowing benefits,” because you can still make a connection just by the human experience. (Love that!) Here Are the Steps/Points: Point 1: Start with your Set-Up Statement (Even though I… I accept myself and how I feel.) Now, start tapping on the side of your hand, underneath the pinkie (the karate chop point). It doesn’t matter which side you tap on. Point 2: Move to the start of your eyebrow, right on the bone. Point 3: Follow the brow bone to the outside and tap the side of your eye bone. Point 4: Underneath the eye. Point 5: Underneath the nose. Point 6: Chin (right under your mouth) Point 7: Collarbone (Jessica uses her whole hand here) Point 8: Underneath arm (bra strap area on women) Point 9: Top of the head. During the tapping process, Jessica stresses that the words aren’t super important, it’s the act of speaking your feelings aloud. You’re not going to do anything “wrong.” “It’s not about the perfect word, it’s about staying with the emotion.” Let me tell you, the tapping sequence took my anxiety and fear level from an 8 to a 2 or 3! Amazing, right? If you’re going through something, I encourage you to try it and see if it helps. It’s definitely worth a try to change your energy from nervousness to excitement. “When it comes to how our body reacts there’s not that much difference between anxiety and excitement.” I am so grateful that she helped me shift my fear into that space of excitement. And I love that tapping can apply to ANY area of your life – not just public speaking. Having gone through the experience above, how could tapping benefit you? -- JESSICA ORTNER is the NY Times bestselling author of “The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence” and producer of The Tapping Solution, the breakthrough documentary film on EFT tapping.. She has led more than 5,000 women through her revolutionary Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program, and she is also the host of The Tapping World Summit, an annual online event that has attracted more than 1,000,000 attendees from around the world. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Tapping Acupressure Acupressure points Fear Stress Anxiety Entrepreneurship Acceptance Tapping Sequence Resources: Podcast: Adventures of Happiness with Jessica Ortner TheTappingSolution.com – Free meditations under the Blog section IG: @jessicaortner FB: https://www.facebook.com/FollowingJessicaOrtner/ Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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133: FIVE WAYS to be POSITIVE Around NEGATIVE People

May 18, 2017 - 00:11:02

Confession time. Not that long ago, there was a lot of negativity in my life. For some of you this may be hard to believe, but it’s true. I had a ton of toxic friends/relationships in my life and looking back now, I can’t believe I put up with that negativity as long as I did. Some of it was because I failed to set boundaries. Another part was that I tended to take on other people’s “stuff” and carry it as my own. I soon learned, however, that “You can only control what you can control – and that is YOU.” I knew that for the sake of my own happiness, I needed to grab the reins and take charge. Here are the five things that help set me on the path to positivity: 1. Know what you can control. 2. Ask yourself, “What is the most beneficial reaction I can have for myself (while still being compassionate). 3. Be compassionate. 4. {Not for the weak.} Call the negative person out. 5. Understand that the person (or your situation) may not change. Does practicing all five of these things guarantee zero negativity in your life? Not by a long shot – there’s always going to be some amount of negativity in your life. It’s on the street, it’s on the Internet and sometimes, there are people in our lives that we can’t completely cut ties with. If it’s important to you and your happiness, you must start to focus your free time in a more positive place. “If you want to change, you will. If you don’t, you won’t.” Go to the places that will bring you joy. Spend time with the people who “get” you. And DO the things that help lift you up. Some days will be more difficult than others, but it’s up to you to keep your head and heart in a positive place. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Negativity Positivity Boundaries Control Change Community Tribe Resources The Bliss Habit Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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132: Manifesting PR, Running Your Own Events and How to do Outreach for Your Brand with Sarah Pendrick

May 15, 2017 - 00:53:05

Sarah Pendrick is the Founder and Creator of the non-profit movement GirlTalk, and her mission is to empower women of all ages while serving as a resource for young women. Sarah is a self-love advocate, life coach, writer, empowerment speaker and philanthropist. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's in family therapy, developed, GirlTalk, an empowerment program for young women. She travels all over the United States to speak to the women of our next generation and provide them with support, education and empowerment. Through GirlTalk, Sarah not only features and connects powerful women with a purpose, she also celebrates them through her events and programs by giving them a platform and a space to thrive and use their voice. Growing up, viewing herself solely based on what others thought of her, Sarah always knew she had the ability to be extraordinary, but the opinions of others quickly shot her down. “I lived this constricted life between doing what I knew I wanted to do inside, and also going to my parents and friends for their opinions.” Having experienced bullying throughout her middle school years, she felt things that she never wanted other young women to feel, which led her toward getting her master’s degree in psychology, putting in positive work as a volunteer and helping at non-profit organizations and events. “I always felt fulfilled when serving others and at the same time it also helped me with what I was going through. But the attachment I grew for my clients and their issues, would come home with me at the end of the day, which led me to believe I wasn't meant to be a psychologist.” Fast forwarding and continuing on to find her true authentic-self, Sarah ended up putting in the personal work to learn about her own self love and to then be proud enough to preach it to others as well. And this eventually became GirlTalk. Being fearless in the pursuit of asking, Sarah’s confidence skyrocketed allowing her to reach tons of amazing women to help and speak at her incredible events. It’s amazing what the universe will do for you – you just have to ASK. Do you have plans and dreams of your own to serve those around you? Jump right in! #womenempoweringwomen Self love Self worth Fear Perseverance Entrepreneur Business Marketing Fulfillment Happiness Alignment Networking Creativity Resources: The Bliss Habit GirlTalk Event girltalknetwork.org Instagram @girltalknetwork Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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131: Fear Is NORMAL - Here's How to Not Let It STOP YOU

May 11, 2017 - 00:11:17

“It’s all about stepping in, saying yes and all of the things that come along with saying yes.” Today I’m sharing with you where I’m at with both life and business ventures because chances are you’re going through (or have gone through) similar circumstances. This quickie is a short and direct way to help you bust through your fears, no matter how big or small yours may be at the moment. “Sometimes you have to up level yourself and become a completely different version of yourself to accomplish your goals.” Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten (and given) is to have full-time faith in your higher power – whatever that looks like for you. “I never step into anything without saying a prayer. It’s about asking and knowing you are supported.” In This Episode You Will Hear About: Saying yes Fear Outcome Accomplishment Goals Knowing your worth Energy Serving others Expanding Your calling Community Tribe Resources: TED Talks Over It and On with It Podcast, by Christine Hassler Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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130: Achieve MORE While Doing LESS with Kate Northrup

May 8, 2017 - 00:55:59

As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of Have More By Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps To Create Space For What Matters Most at katenorthrup.com Growing up on the coast of Maine, Kate always possessed the ways of a natural entrepreneur. “My very first business was at the age of 7 with my sister. We would sell jewelry and bouquets of fresh wildflowers.” Fast forward some years and at the age of 18, Kate was making more income than the average teenager. After graduating from Brown University in 2001, her income for such a young age was enough to prevent her from going into the “after-college-crisis” of looking for a full-time job. But that quickly changed after she moved to NYC and rapidly got herself into more than $20K worth of debt. “I had this idea that if I acted as if I already had the income that I wanted, that somehow I magically just would. I guess I missed the part that I actually had to do something about it.” After indulging in some self-help/self-love books (listed below), Kate came to the realization that changing her mindset around her financial situation could potentially and positively get her out of this pickle. “Perhaps if I approached my financial life with the perspective of taking care of myself in a loving way instead of a place of hard-core discipline, guilt and shame that maybe I could make some lasting changes.” From that moment forward, she added “taking care of finances” to the list of other things that equal “taking care of thyself.” “Keeping up with my bookkeeping was just as important as keeping up with my pedicures.” It’s hard to pinpoint the one thing that hit home the most when talking to someone as creative and incredible as Kate, but her advice about growing no matter what stage of life or business you’re in now is something we can all learn from. “Look at your life and your business as more of a cycle than a line. It’s like the moon that’s forever rotating or the seasons…There will always be spring after the winter.” Finding work that you are passionate about and love is huge! It’s important to continually and consciously surround yourself with the people who see the most and the best in you. Where you spend your time the most will eventually become part of your outcome. Kate’s life and business wisdom is like the perfect package that I get to gift you all today! “You become a clearer channel of what needs to come through you when you take care of your vessel.” In This Episode You Will Learn: Business Entrepreneur Networking Relationship building Abundance Mentality Finances Saving Spending Success Changing Growing Fear Happiness Transformation Resources: FREE Sustainable Success Workshop Money: A Love Story, by Kate Northrup Have More by Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps to Create Space for What Matters Most, by Kate Northrup Getting to I Do, by Patricia Allen Overcoming Underearning, by Barbara Stanny Make a life, not just a living at katenorthrup.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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129: COURAGE Comes Out Of THIS...

May 4, 2017 - 00:07:38

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging diversity.” – Barbara De’Angelis I feel that the tribe I have created and continue to grow is truly my life’s mission and work. Just know that without the rain, there would never be a rainbow. You are never alone, and although there are numerous differences between each of us, there is an equal amount of similarities. “Beautiful opportunities can also bring serious amounts of fear.” But, just remember that everything you want is on the other side of fear. At the end of the day, all that really matters is that you are running toward your bliss. “It’s not finding your bliss, it’s following your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell In This Episode You Will Hear About: Self Development The Bliss Habit Practice Habit Meditation Tribe Foundation Courage Fear Resistance Resources: TheBlisshabit.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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128: Broke Mindset to a Mulit-millionaire Mindset with Chris and Lori Harder

May 1, 2017 - 00:59:12

This is from an episode of the For The Love Of Money podcast that I was on and I really wanted to share it with you guys! For those of you who may not my past or how it all began for her, I have the honor of sharing it with you today. Having a “money mindset” may not come naturally to everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ever create it. “My success hasn't always been like this and I know it’s something I will continue to work on for the rest of my life because I know that once you hit one level, there is a whole other level out there that you need to strive for.” -Lori Harder Growing up, Lori was raised in a very conservative household. At a young age she was told, “Money is the root of all evil and you only need to make enough to survive. Anything more than that is evil and greedy.” With the constant battle in her head between money isn't good vs. how does the world go ‘round without it, can you see how that would create a whirlwind for a young child just trying to “make it?” Having two very different views on the subject when we first met, Lori’s money mindset began to shift after we started to spend more time with each other. “It was refreshing to see that you and your family thought of money as just a thing that created awesome experiences. It was something you looked forward to and were proud of yourself for earning.” Even though Lori still had the belief that money equaled greed, she still wanted to create a better life for herself – so she made it her mission to incorporate both beliefs. Why not make money, sufficient enough to live well and financially stress free, while still giving back and be of great service to others? DING DING (light bulb goes off)! “Money doesn’t make you greedy, I believe that it just highlights more of who you already are. It will just amplify how you were already showing up in the world.” Moving out to the West Coast, for us, put success and wealth in a whole other category. The entrepreneur mindset and the “shameless” money personalities out here, makes the opportunities endless. There is no cap or ceiling. If you have the passion and the heart to create something and make money off it then the world is your stage! (WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD!) I know from experience that Lori is NOT the only person to come from a family who has fearful thoughts around money. Whether you think you don’t deserve to have a lot of it, or that it’s evil, or you end up spending it faster than you truly earn it, whatever it may be, my wife and I are here today to break through some of those tough beliefs and to “give you permission” if you will, to take control of your own life and finances. Hard work should always be recognized and rewarded. You will forever be blessed if you think big and share your gifts. In This Episode You Will Hear About: Finances Business Wealth Success Abundance Gratitude Giving Money Mindset Entrepreneurship Worth Survival Resources: Earn Your Happy Podcast For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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127: Gratification Won't Be Enough To Last, You're Missing This

Apr 27, 2017 - 00:15:38

“Life doesn’t get less busy.” If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that if I don’t start doing the things that I enjoy, right here and right now, then I’m never going to do them. Quit using the “whens” as excuses. You know, the “Oh, I’ll do that WHEN this is finished, or WHEN the kids are away” etc. Life doesn’t slow down and it most definitely doesn’t stop. You – and only you – are the one who can fit in the fun things for yourself. Because even after your “whens” are accomplished, there will be another task waiting just around the corner. So let’s start fitting them in NOW! “Stop postponing your joy.” Life happens and there are definitely things that take priority over others, but keeping your soul happy must be at the top of your list if you’re looking for that everlasting gratification. I’m challenging you to start this week – a minimum of 45 minutes a week to do something that makes your soul smile. Follow that one thing that has been pulling at your heart strings. (For me, it’s my guitar…no pun intended.) “The ones that say there’s no time to play are the ones who need to play the most.” In This Episode You Will Hear About: Personal challenges Gratification Time Management Affirmations Gratitude Being Present Boundaries Bucket Lists Showing up Resistance Planning Playing Resources: 60-Day Workout Challenge at loriharder.com/workouts The Bliss Habit online course TED Talks Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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126: How to EXPLORE and DEEPEN Your SPIRITUAL STORY with Suzanne Adams (Correct Interview)

Apr 24, 2017 - 00:53:41

Suzanne Adams is a best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and contributor to The Huffington Post that is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfillment and joy! Suzanne was a speaker at the 2016 Hay House World Summit and is so excited to share with you her secrets to help attract happiness and freedom into your life! Suzanne is thrilled to be leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves to share her secrets to success with you through her books, digital courses, and inspirational talks. “My mission to my awakening and spirituality came from me first looking for happiness and joy in all the wrong places from a very young age.” Suzanne begins by telling us that she spent most of her life at “surface level happiness,” the type of happiness where you pretend everything is all good while fitting into a box that everyone else wants you to fit in. But when she recognized that the beauty of life goes much deeper than the surface, her mission began. “I was searching for my romantic relationships and career advancements and everything else through validations. It just didn't feel good.” Spiraling from surface level happiness to depression, Suzanne knew that she was on this Earth to do much bigger things than this, but where would she begin and how would she get there? It was in this time that she began her shift. “Being aware means you are aware of who you are and that you are worthy of all your desires.” Hearing Suzanne share her journey to a spiritual and awakened life was magical. Her energy and positivity is magnetic. Her advice and motivation is the perfect push we all need to take the step from an okay, average life to an extraordinary one! Being spiritually awakened is a beautiful thing that we are all meant to experience – no matter who or what your higher power means to you. “Meditation is listening, and prayer is meant for asking.” With tips on how to ask and receive and just about everything in between, her book (listed below) is an awesome place start. Suzanne brings life to guidance and connection in her interview today, as if she is the little light bulb in all of our heads turning on and pushing us to find the deeper meaning of why we are here and the start to our journey. “We are all here on a mission, no one is meant to just sail through life.” In the Episode You Will Hear About: Energy Showing up Value Money Business Entrepreneurship Happiness Awakenings Spirituality Shifts Mission Purpose Worth Prayer Resources: Musings of An Earth Angel by: Suzanne Adams Instagram @Suzanneadamsinc Visit suzanneadamsinc.com for more on self-love and to find your truth in a fun and magical way! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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125: Why Loving Money Is A Good Thing - Juicy Money Talk w/ My Husband Chris Harder & Money Myth Busting

Apr 20, 2017 - 00:19:43

I am honored to have my husband, Chris Harder, with me on today’s episode! For those of you who don’t know, or may not have tuned in yet, Chris’s very own podcast “For the Love of Money” is totally killing it on iTunes! He’s here today to share some juicy info about it. “I started my podcast after my journey of reading 30 books in 30 days because I realized that the key and common thread to happiness, success, business, wealth etc. is giving!" There has been a lot of stereotypical views and opinions about people with wealth, but the saying “money is greed,” couldn’t be farther from the truth. As Chris says, “There will be a bad egg here and there,” but from our very own experience, some of the wealthiest people are also the most giving! “The more you give, the more you get back.” Whatever your thing may be, your passion, you are very much capable of reaching it and then some! Don’t just stop at the dream or the thought, make plans and take action! Chris and I love sharing our relationship insights and what works for us when it comes to growing together – instead of apart. With more than 10 years of marriage, through all the ups and downs, it’s a beautiful thing to see BOTH of our lives and businesses growing in the same direction as each other’s. Make sure that when you step into your happiness that your person steps in, too. “Don’t be afraid of your rock bottoms, they force you to take action!” Bonus: Find out how and why Chris read 30 books in 30 days, the impact it had on his career and the start of his amazing podcast! In This Episode You Will Hear About Business Money Wealth Success Entrepreneurship Giving Happiness Dreams Taking Action Personal Development Relationships Growing Resources: For The Love of Money Podcast by: Chris Harder fortheloveofmoney.com Tai Lopez Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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124: Grocery Shopping and Food Secrets for YOUR BEST BODY with Maria Marlowe

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:40:21

Maria Marlowe helps busy women improve their health, lose weight, and/or clear up and age-proof their skin by guiding them to develop healthy eating and living habits that actually stick. Her approach uses humor to break down the latest nutritional science, her tone is always non-judgmental, and her philosophy for health centers on real, whole foods and reducing stress. She is the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide (May 2017), and the Creator of EatBEAUTY, a 90-day plan for reversing acne naturally, and EatHEALTHY, a 4-week meal plan to simplify your time in the kitchen without compromising nutrition. Maria has been featured or appeared on various media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, CBS, NBC, and more. Growing up in the typical American family, health and wellness were not the main focus. By the time Maria was 18, she found herself unwell with ailments that she couldn't quite figure out. “I visited the gynecologist and dermatologist, but didn't get any answers I was looking for. Long story short, I decided to change my diet, and my health drastically changed too.” Finally feeling better – better than ever – Maria took herself down a “nutrition rabbit hole” as she called it, to become knowledgeable enough to help and serve others in the same boat. “After I got better, I thought to myself, ‘How come nobody teaches us this stuff?’” Shortly into her schooling, realizing just how much food affects one’s mood, athletic performance, skin, brain power, personality etc., the topic quickly became her passion. “As a young adult, I had acne so bad that there were some days I wouldn’t leave the house. It was amazing to see how my skin changed too, once I began eating clean.” Now, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Maria’s main focus is to help people clean up their eating habits to create long-term achievable health goals. The power of clean eating and how it greatly and directly affects our body and life is really quite incredible! I’m sure we’re all a little guilty when it comes to the reasoning behind “why we eat healthy.” For a better looking body…duh. But to be honest, what it does for the INSIDE, for your mood and brain etc. is the driving factor for me. The outer effect of eating well is just the bonus. On today’s episode, Maria shares awesome and healthy eating tips and habits (including drinks/foods that will lower stress levels.) Her way of coaching is simplistic and obtainable, making just about anyone want to dive in and start working on a better you – right away! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Health Wellness Weight Nutrition Plant-based Eating Recipes Skin Habits Goals Mood Performance Resources: The Real Food Grocery Guide by: Maria Marlowe EatBEAUTY EatHEALTHY mariamarlowe.com For delicious healthy recipes, downloadable meal plans, and actionable wellness tips, head to mariamarlowe.com or follow her on Instagram @mariamarlowe Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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123: How To FIND OUT What YOUR STRUGGLE is Telling YOU!

Apr 13, 2017 - 00:09:56

“The actual journey is a lot different than what people think.” Let’s be honest here. We all want something better, or something we don’t have and that’s fine because contrary to what anyone says, it’s all eventually achievable! “It comes down to consistency, faith and the willingness to show up!” From time to time, especially depending on the severity of the situation, we tend to think we were dealt an “unlucky hand.” But what we are failing to realize is that every mess has a message! Every one of these life tests is FOR YOU! “It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.” The person or situation that is testing you most is the one that’s going to help strengthen you – and your muscles. Instead of negative outlooks, view each situation as a gift to become stronger (mentally or physically, whatever your biggest struggle may be in this moment). Like the old saying says, “Nothing in life worth having is going to be easy to obtain.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Evolution Soul Why are we here? Life Thoughts Struggles Messages Failure Trial and error Growing Bonus Consistency Asking Resources: Lori Harder’s FREE 14-Day Challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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122: Live Your KICKASS LIFE - How to LET GO of Blocks and SHAME with Andrea Owen

Apr 10, 2017 - 00:56:23

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing to practice courage instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice and writing her second book, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She’s also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain.” Around 2003, when Andrea was first exposed and becoming aware of life-coaches/coaching, she knew she’d found her path. Having lived a pretty “charmed” life as she called it, she wasn't sure how she could be a life coach without any extraordinary life circumstances or tragedies to be able to share and relate to. Having said that, a few short years later as Andrea and her then-husband were trying to have their first baby, she found out about his affair with the neighbor and a resulting pregnancy from that (talk about her first traumatic event! GEEZ!). Just when you think “what could be worse?” Andrea picked herself up and launched herself back into the dating world. Moving onto the next man who she thought was Mr. Right, she later found out about his addictive drug habits and how she had been conned out of more than $8,000 during their 9-month relationship. Oh, and she was pregnant. Looking back and telling her story with us, Andrea now shares how she believed this all may have come to be. “The common denominator of my circumstances was me. What was I attracting in my life? What had I tolerated? What had I ignored my intuition about?” Digging herself out of the rut like a strong, powerhouse woman would, Andrea skipped the “victim” role and instead went to taking radical responsibility for her life! (YOU GO GIRL!) Expressing her feelings about her rock-bottom years wasn’t easy, but Andrea found the message in all of her mess and shares with us some of the very first steps on how she started over. “I wrote down 10 things I was grateful for, and it was actually pretty easy. Despite a few things, let’s be honest…I still had a very privileged life.” Fun fact: You cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. No matter what has happened previously, you can’t let your past define you. Andrea is the perfect example of someone who has had hardship(s) in her life, but has still come out on top! You must envision your future. Draw it out, pray for it and hustle until it becomes your reality. “Controlling and perfectionism were two of my biggest nemesis, but I had to learn the balance between taking responsibility and also for letting go and self-compassion.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Practice Courage Confidence Connecting Life Coaching Intuition Attracting Manifesting Gratitude Letting go Resources: 52 Ways to a Kick-Ass Life, by Andrea Owen 7 Day Courage Challenge If you’re ready to say HELL YES, go to yourkickasslife.com for more on Andrea! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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121: Move Your Goals, FAST!

Apr 6, 2017 - 00:20:33

A great way to get present is through breathing. (In through your nose, out through your mouth.) Pay attention to what you hear in these moments… What are you feeling? What are you grateful for today? I am so excited to announce the launch of my 12-Week Bliss Habit eCourse! Thousands of women have completed this course and have incorporated the lessons learned into their ongoing life journey of creating their own bliss. The first step to being the CEO of your life is to take action, and the Bliss Habit is an amazing way to start with an even more amazing tribe of thousands of women who have your back! “Even coaches need coaches.” I am such an advocate of continuous learning, and I truly believe that the bits and pieces we gather from all types of coaches is knowledge that we wouldn’t be able to learn on our own. “I want someone to measure my goals and hold me accountable. I forgot how good it feels to set a goal and then make yourself AND them proud.” Today’s quickie is a just glimpse into a few of the many reasons I am a firm believer in coaches. Whether it’s a smaller goal like weight loss/learning to play guitar or a major goal, such as opening a business and making a million dollars per year, each of these things requires a coach, am I right?! "Coaches use your time effectively and efficiently, which allows you to get laser focused on exactly what you want to do.” In this Episode You Will Learn About: Being Present Gratitude Practice Breath The Bliss Habit Taking Action Coaching Goals Accountability Commitment Mastermind

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120: AGE PROOF Your MONEY and HEALTH with Jean Chatzky

Apr 3, 2017 - 00:42:53

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the TODAY Show’s financial expert, and has appeared on The View, Live!, Morning Joe, The Talk and Oprah among others. Her most recent book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip was written with the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen to explain the vital connection between health and wealth — giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. Graduating college and all “gung-ho” as she calls it, to become a journalist, Jean got her first job at a magazine called Working Woman. Recognizing that business journalism was more her speed, Jean took some time away from Working Woman and designed her own path/detour. She went on to cooking school (interesting, right?) and did some freelance work, landing her on Wall Street (the business capital of the world!). Finally dipping her toes into the business world water, Jean had found her niche. Her experience and stock research duties on Wall Street led her to many more business/financial opportunities, which include work with personal finance magazines, becoming the Financial Editor on The Today Show, and also writing books along the way. “I am honored and love working in so many different jobs. It’s like I’m able to put all the information into different formats. I absolutely love reporting!” Jean is a total financial powerhouse! Her tips and advice that she shares on today’s podcast may be just the thing some of you need to hear. Over the years, I’ve learned that feeling financially secure and stable is a huge part of one’s happiness, so any time I can share tips or have a guest on with expert advice, that’s what I do! “Financially limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes. Some of us don’t believe we deserve it while others are too fearful to dive into it, believing that money is too confusing, even though once you dive in and just start, you’re 99% there.” “It’s actually very motivating once you visit your savings account after a while, and see what you have accumulated. It’s almost like, ‘I can do this! I’m a saver!’” I f you eventually want the stability, it’s not rocket science. Just do ONE thing and save a little bit more. And it won’t hurt to start incorporating one of Jean’s powerful but simple mantras: “Control what you can control.” Jean coaches us that we all have the ultimate say in what we choose – with both money and health. If you don’t like something, you can choose something better. You can choose to save a little bit more in your savings account. You can choose to eat a little bit healthier. You can also choose to let go of the things you can’t control and know that in the end it will be OK. Finally, remember that focusing and fine-tuning our finances is a constant thing. Big changes don’t necessarily happen overnight. Start small, put habits in place, and you may find that both your wealth (and health) will benefit. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Journalism Writing Finances Entrepreneurship Hard Work Business Motivational Speaking Finding Your Passion Loan Debt Money Limiting Beliefs Automatic Savings Resources: AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip by: Jean Chatzky The Today Show HerMoney Podcast For the Love of Money Podcast Visit Jean at jeanchatzky.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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119: The RECIPE for SUCCESS

Mar 30, 2017 - 00:13:08

“There is an exact recipe for everything. Whether it is your body, success, creating a business etc…” -Tony Robbins We are all chefs today, here on Earn Your Happy! Looking for the recipe to all of the above?! Yeah…ME TOO! Have you ever heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen?” Not this time, baby! I’m here to invite all you cooks out there, to muster up the most beautiful lie recipe, possible. Let's take cupcakes (as a metaphor) for example, of course the quality of ingredients matters, but thats a learning lesson. Give and take, trial and error. I’m most concerned about the intensity you are baking at! “What is the temperature you are baking at? We can all make cupcakes, but what is the enthusiasm level in which you are selling them at? If you aren't sharing with the world how rad your cupcakes are, how well would your bake sale go?!” “People need what you have, they want to be fed these cupcakes!” In This Episode You Will Learn About: The Bliss Habit e-course Blocks in Life Fears Perseverance Connections Tribes Willingness Quality Resources: Learn More About The Bliss Habit online course HERE! Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within event For The Love of Money Podcast by: Chris Harder Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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118: Change Your Life in 5 Minutes A Day with Rosie Acosta

Mar 27, 2017 - 01:00:15

An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating who turned into a Yoga + Meditation teacher and is now changing lives… Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience. Rosie Acosta is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. Certified Nutritionist + Life Coach and Founder of Radically Loved Yoga Health and Wellness. In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives. Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher trainings. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga. She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. Most recently, she is working on a book about Yoga and Meditation. As Rosie mentions in her bio, she was raised in East LA in the 90’s. As you may not know, that was a high-time for gang violence in Los Angeles. “Reading and researching back to that time, there were about 450-500 different gangs around my area. I was raised in an environment of fear. Hearing gun shots daily, was a very normal thing.” Not only growing up in the pure neighborhood chaos, but Rosie was also personally raised in an alcoholic household. Not knowing at the time of course, but all of which has turned her into an insanely independent, radical human being! She takes us back to her days of stressful events, anxiety-ridden habits and her depressed surroundings. Like most of the kids/teens her age in the area, Rosie got caught up in drugs and alcohol, skipping class and unethical behavior. “I was quickly becoming a product of my environment.” At the young age of 6, Rosie witnessed her first drive by shooting. Having to self-regulate to calm her nerves, she reminisces on how she remembered her breathing technique in that moment and how it soon became a part of her daily habits. Having developed anxiety and panic attacks, this breathing-form became a norm…rapidly. Fast forwarding into her late-teens/early 20’s, Rosie took it upon herself to get healthy. No extra “push” no pressure, just the shear desire to be better. “A friend of mine suggested I run a marathon, but I hated running. I thought to myself 'The only time I remember running, was away from something…most likely the authority.'” Going to school full-time, working full-time and indulging herself, headfirst into yoga teacher training, Rosie was a busy young girl to say the least. Rosie’s whirl-wind background is extremely inspiring and powerful. She has made something out of nothing, and continues to go above and beyond in her life and work. “We are all born with limitless potential, we all have a place in this world, it is part of our journey to be radically curious, radically inspired and be radically loved.” In This Episode You Will Learn: Overcoming fear Curiosity Perseverance Trauma Anxiety Stress Depression Breathing technical Self regulation Meditation Yoga Resources: Radically Loved Podcast Radically Loved Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program Looking for radical life changes? (pun intended) head to radicallyloved.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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117: Don't BLOCK Your BLESSINGS

Mar 23, 2017 - 00:13:29

Naturally, especially as woman (although this most definitely can go both ways,) we tend to deflect compliments, which I translate into “blocking your blessings.” Today’s quickie is all about receiving. Accepting and fully embodying what it feels like to be love and be loved. “If someone goes out of their way to compliment you and you deflect it, you may actually be hurting them.” As you know, giving compliments is a brave task. It can be used to break the ice on a first date, or a way to get attention from someone you admire etc…So just as much as it is brave to GIVE the compliment, it is equally as brave if not more, to fully RECEIVE the compliment. “By not accepting a compliment, you are blocking the fact that someone observes something amazing in you and they are wanting to celebrate with you.” As humans, who want to remain “humble,” we try to either turn the compliment completely around and end up complimenting them OR we tend to neutralize the compliment but putting negative talk around it. “Accepting a compliment is a self-love practice!” Stop having to have a reason for why you do something good for yourself. Knowing you are worth it, is reason enough! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Self love Practices Blessing Blocks Complimenting Accepting Receiving Deflecting Knowing your worth Resources: fortheloveofmoney.com For The Love of Money Podcast by: Chris Harder Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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116: Make Your Passion Your Online Platform from a Fitness Influencer and Entrepreneur Amanda Bucci

Mar 20, 2017 - 00:54:21

Starting out in the fitness world doing Body Building competitions, Amanda shares with us how it all began. “I started doing fitness because I wanted to look better and feel better, like anybody else.” Always having a passion for working out and staying fit, Amanda needed the extra push to level up her mindset and her gym routine, if she wanted to reach her goals. Going back and forth on different meal plans and diets was her lifestyle for a bit until she began what is called “flexible dieting.” It is essentially basic nutrition put into your daily practice in terms of changing your body composition. Depending on what your body goals are, either to put on muscle or to lose body fat, there are plenty of ways to do so and to do so HEALTHILY, which Amanda is a prime example of! At the young age of only 23, Amanda is already such an amazing influencer for both the young & older generation! Having an immense following on social media, has made it possible for her to reach her 400k+ followers in an impactful way. “It is not about focusing on your number of followers, it is about spreading a message that people connect to. People want to see how what you’re doing can connect to their life to make it better.” Not only is she knowledgable in the fitness aspect, but after much hard work in the business, her marketing and social media tips and strategies, are the bomb! Speaking with her today, I felt as if I were speaking with someone my own age. Her insights are incredible and inspiring. She is a complete powerhouse! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Fitness Wellness Body Building Training Competition Meal Planning Mindset Flexible Dieting Macros Social Media Business Consistency Resources: Bucci Radio Podcast Loving Amanda’s podcast interview and wanting more? Head to amandabucci.com and youtube.com/amandabuccifit to check out more of her amazing stuff! You can even follow her on Instagram @amandabuccifit Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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115: Get Out From Under The GRIP of Your NEGATIVE STORIES

Mar 16, 2017 - 00:13:41

Coming back from last weekends 3-days of bliss, I wanted to share one of the most important topics I touched on at the event… "Getting rid of the negative story about yourself.” If you truly observe and listen to those around you, especially your tribe, you’ll come to know that SO many of us share that same struggle or “story.” “When you become vulnerable enough to tell this story to others and let your walls down, something beautiful is going to happen!” Releasing these stories will take a weight off your shoulders like you’ll never believe. You’ll begin to grow and elevate in ways you didn't even know were possible and who knows who you may influence around you while you do it…it’s a win/win situation. I t is time to recognize the difference between stories you may have adopted from the people around you and the stories that you, yourself truly believe in. You can ALWAYS choose again. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Clarity Your “story” Self talk Mindset Forgiveness Tribe Support Letting go Perception Affirmations Resources: theblissproject.info Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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114: What You Can Learn from 3,500 Interviews with Thought Leaders with Corey Poirier

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:37:29

Corey has interviewed, worked with, and spoke with over 3,500 thought leaders including Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, and Chalene Johnson just to name a few. Resources: ThatSpeakerGuy.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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113: LIVE EVENT BLISS PROJECT Panel Q&A with Lori Harder, Lindsay Sukornyk, Tara Romano, and Brittany Brown

Mar 9, 2017 - 00:37:02

This episode is from the Panel Question and Answer session from my live event this past weekend, The Bliss Project. The panel was made up of myself, Lindsay Sukornyk from Alive and Awake, Tara Romano from Tone And Tease, and Brittany Brown from Beating Binge Eating. Resources: theblissproject.info Instagram: @loriharder Alive And Awake Tone And Tease Beating Binge Eating Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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112: Shamanism and Coming Out Of The "Spiritual" Closet with Alyson Charles

Mar 6, 2017 - 00:56:42

Alyson Charles may not look like your image of a Shaman, but this former national champion athlete’s meditation program was the cover story in Marie Claire Magazine July 2016 issue. Her ability to heal and share ancient, sacred knowledge and divine energy with others has also won her accolades from Oprah, who named hers a "Top Meditation to Try.” Charles is also a top-rated radio and TV host who works and partners with many fellow CEOs and celebrities. Since being called to the Shamanic practice, Alyson has become internationally known and shares her Rockstar Shaman story of awakening, clairvoyant readings and top methods and practices around the globe at speaking engagements, TV shoots, events and healing retreats. She has even headlined at New York Comedy Club. Alyson has worked with renowned brands, including: Oprah, The New York Times, Forbes, Marie Claire, ELLE, Nat Geo Channel, Bloomingdales, ABC Radio, SAMSUNG, Amazon, Yahoo, and many more. Growing up in a small town in the Mid West, Alyson’s upbringing was very fitness-driven. “I ran my first road race before the age of 3!” Being exposed at an early age to acupuncture and hypnotherapy, holistic practices were nothing out of the ordinary to Alyson. Although she was in touch with the holistic and spiritual way, she says it all tied in to her love for running and staying healthy. “I truly feel like I was made to become a long distance runner, to connect to Earth and my physical vessel, quicker.” Fast forwarding to the future (present day) Alyson enlightens us with the knowledge and true meaning of a Shaman and her personal Shamanism ways/beliefs. “Within my Shamanism, I am very connected to Mother Earth, our planet Earth. I ground down into her and she rises up into me.” Alyson shares beautiful, holistic and spiritual knowledge to awaken our spirits and allow us to connect to a higher power, whatever that may mean for you personally. She is insightful and inspiring. truly unstoppable. I am honored today, to bring Alyson onto my podcast to spread stories of her miracles, love and light! “If you want to do something good for planet Earth, then tend to YOU. Tend to your own inner frequencies and vibration. That is the greatest gift you can give so you can emit that light and love.” In This Episode You Will Learn: Divine powers Shamanism Gifts Healing Meditation Energy Clairvoyant Spirituality Frequencies Vibration Resources: To soak in more love, joy, blessings and alignments with your soul visit alysoncharles.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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111: What's On The OTHER Side of FEAR?

Mar 2, 2017 - 00:08:27

Like the old saying, “You are what you eat,” the same applies to “You are what you think.” One of my favorite quotes that I have read lately is by the genius himself, Albert Einstein. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Why you ask? Because knowledge is “what is.” It’s the study of factual things and events, but imagination…it’s a world of endless possibilities, it’s the ability to make your dreams a reality. As I prepare for the Bliss Project (which is in less than 24 hours!!) that quote holds a special place in my heart as I create the content to change and ROCK over 350 women’s worlds this weekend! Anyone can teach knowledge and facts but the Bliss event came out of something I personally desired and imagined. It came from a place I wish existed, so I made it exist!It is a safe place to meet and connect with a tribe, unapologetically as yourself! So…as living proof that you can make anything a reality, I am here to shout it from the rooftop, that everything you want in life is on the other side of fear! No one said it would be easy, but let me tell you…once you get to the other side, the feeling is beyond anything that you could possible imagine. “Inspiration for me is something I seek out, every single day. I want to be surrounded by it.” - Lori Harder In This Episode You Will Learn About: Inspiration The good stuff Focus Mindset Thoughts Positivity Possibilites Imagination Knowledge Tribe Safe Place The Bliss Project Resources: theblissproject.info Instagram: @loriharder Love Warrior by: Glennon Melton Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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110: Secrets to Attracting and Mastering Relationships with Rachel DeAlto

Feb 27, 2017 - 00:52:41

Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, author, and spokesperson. She believes that relationships are the foundation of everything, and it is essential to learn to navigate those relationships with great communication, a sense of perspective, and self-awareness. Rachel believes in the art of communication, and its inherent value in all aspects of your life. She developed her communications expertise through an undergraduate degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and later as a practicing trial attorney after receiving her Juris Doctorate at Seton Hall University School of Law. She has also received professional training as a certified coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is a certified hypnotherapist via the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists (IACT). Rachel is a featured relationship expert on FYI’s Married at First Sight and Second Chances. Rachel has also appeared on a multitude of media outlets and is also a frequent TEDx speaker. Coming from a law background, coaching one’s love life was kind of something that Rachel sort of “feel into.” Continuing her education to become a coach, Rachel once again went back to school, but this time for the polar-opposite subject…love. “Relationship coaching came from my natural desire to help people, as did being a lawyer” As one of my favorite topics to talk about (love and relationships) I got some juicy details out of Rachel! She opens up to us about frequently asked questions in her field along with helpful tips and advice to not only FIND love, but to KEEP love. As powerful women AND men, it’s important to know that “the more you are, the more you expect,” when it comes to finding the one. Understand that the “intimidation factor” is also real, it is very real ladies and gentlemen! Having it all and looking the part to match, isn’t always the easiest to approach. Finding love takes just as much effort on your end, as it does theirs. “I feel like expectations can kind-of be a killer. You can have desires, but don’t expect every man you meet to live up to them.” Rachel also shares with us one of the first steps she goes through with her clients. “I ask them what are the four things they look for in someone that they couldn't live without? I only give them four!” “No one is perfect, but it's more about finding someone who fits with you perfectly.” Looking to find love? Or maybe enhance your current relationship with some extra fire?! Tune in for some of the greatest love advice I’ve ever heard! Rachel is the real deal y’all…you can thank me later ;) In This Episode You Will Learn About: Relationships Love Partnership Coaching Communication Finding “the one” Patience Dating Self-awareness Getting clear Expectations Resources: RachelDeAlto.com If you agree that it is time to have the love life that you deserve, you can find more from Rachel at racheldealto.com and also @racheldealto on social media! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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109: Learn The Secret Handshake With The Universe

Feb 23, 2017 - 00:15:47

Just when you start to feel overwhelmed (and trust me, we've all felt that way, you are not alone!) Remember that there is always some part of the day or the task that you can be grateful for. Only 7 days out from my biggest event of the year and believe me when I say…I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. But instead of sinking into the dark hole, my weeks mantra is, “I love that I get to do this!” I can’t even imagine not hosting the Bliss Project. “It is like I would not be fulfilling my life’s calling.” Be conscious and aware that every experience that comes your way is an opportunity. An opportunity to choose love and bliss or to grow and overcome! You can’t “be jealous” of what others have, if you aren't willing to put in the work for it. To go through it and to GROW through it. “Visualization is like a secret handshake with the universe.” Seeing your future, and visualizing/planning your future is the key to creating a life you have always dreamed of. The faster you say YES to your dreams, the faster your blessings will appear. It is about stepping straight into your fear, and letting faith take it from there! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Empowerment Fulfillment Mantras Life’s work Taking action Daily habits Opportunity Overcome Growth Visualization Resources: theblissproject.info Instagram: @loriharder Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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108: Tips for GORGEOUS Glowing SKIN Naturally with Dr. Trevor Cates

Feb 20, 2017 - 00:40:04

Dr. Trevor Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She is also known, as “The Spa Dr.,” and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is host of THE SPA DR. Podcast. Dr. Cates believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Her new book Clean Skin from Within will be released in March 2017. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin.  Dr. Cates shares with us, that as a young child she was always sick. Whether it were allergies or a low immune system, her parents were on the hunt to find the right doctors and right treatments to help cure Trevor. It wasn't until they finally landed in the Holistic Doctors office, that Trevor found the answers. From that point on, she knew she wanted to study natural medicine, to help people with their same problems. Attending and graduating from the Naturopathic Medical School in 2000, Dr. Cates has been practicing ever since. Her name “The Spa Dr.” arose from working in several world-renown spas. Although the spa members were coming in for other treatments like weight-loss, her cliental were beginning to notice that by eating healthier, they were also clearing their skin. It’s a win, win! “I truly believe that good skin comes from 80% dietary choices and 20% what you put on your skin.” And for us avocado lovers out there, Dr. Cates tells us that avocados are one of the top foods for good skin, along with 6-8 glasses of water per day! Be sure to checkout her NEW book, “Clean Skin From Within” you can even order yours today, with the link below. I mean…who doesn’t want naturally glowing skin!? In This Episode You Will Learn: Skin Beauty Nutrition Holistic medicine Internal health External health Naturopathic Water Resources: Clean Skin From Within by: Dr. Trevor Cates COMING MARCH 2017 Get Your Free Book!! The Spa Dr. Podcast with Trevor Cates For more tips and treatments for glowing skin go to thespadr.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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107: THIS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY!

Feb 16, 2017 - 00:10:59

"What keeps me happy, is moving. Moving forward in any form." It is important to pick the area that you want to have progress in, first. I truly believe that by feeling good health wise, it will fully support all of the other things that you want to focus on. Maybe it's not like you to grow two things at once, and that's fine! Being true to yourself and being able to recognize that you work better with one sole focus, is absolutely okay. "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new." -Socrates In this episode you will learn about: Focus Creating a clearing Planning Business Mindset Progress Goals Blocks Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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106: Life Lesson From 15,000+ People That Will Make You Happier with Amy Newmark

Feb 13, 2017 - 00:46:42

Publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark was a writer, speaker, Wall Street analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications for more than 30 years. Today she is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, when Amy, her husband, and an investor group bought the company from its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, she has published more than 100 new books, doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. As publisher, Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. She redesigned the look of the book covers and interiors, and changed the format of the title so that the books can cover topics of interest to today’s readers. This has led to national bestsellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 21-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant, and still part of the social zeitgeist. Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. During her junior and senior years, she researched and wrote a thesis about popular, spoken-word poetry in Brazil, which involved living in Brazil for several months, traveling throughout its impoverished northeast region, and meeting with poets and writers to collect their stories. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting poetry “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories and poems “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy works alongside her husband, Bill Rouhana, CEO and fellow co-owner of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She and Bill are the proud parents of four grown children and in her limited spare time, Amy enjoys visiting them, hiking, and reading books that she did not have to edit. Once taking over the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, Amy and her partners have extended the company much further than just books. Can you believe they even have the top-line of dog and cat food!? They care about their pets just as much as they do themselves. Amy is an incredible example of a powerhouse business woman. Just listening to her speak, it is obvious she is passionate about her work and it most definitely shows in the outcome! “Continuously reading all the stories in our books reminds me how grateful I should be for everything in my own life because I am exposed now, to what other people go through.” She teaches us how important it is to realize how lucky you are and how each and every one of us is here to serve and help those in need. “I find that the one thing that connects most of the stories I have read, is people saying 'I had no idea I was capable of this. I had no idea I had this much strength.'” She was a great reminder for me today, that we all already have the tools we need within us. “We can all be our own mechanics of our lives!” In this Episode You May Learn About: Entrepreneurship Business Branding Hardwork Perseverance Experiences Vulnerability Stories Self-Empowerment Resources: Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series Simply Happy by: Amy Newmark The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes TV show Project Dad TV show You can catch Amy Tweeting away on Twitter @AmyNewmark or go to see it all at chickensoup.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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105: STOP SUFFERING Over Your FEARS

Feb 9, 2017 - 00:09:36

"We teach what we need the most” Planning for my largest event of the year, The Bliss Project, coming up next month, I have been overwhelmed with emotion and planning but at the same time, I wouldn’t trade this time of year for anything! “No matter where you are in your journey, you elevate! You set goals of what’s next and what’s scary. What else can I do? And how else can I grow?” We’ve all had the attack of the “You’r not smart enough” or “You’re not good enough” monster (which I am having right now,) but then I remember…this is EXACTLY why I do what I do and preach what I preach. “Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.” -Paulo Coelho So as I sat here today, equally as excited as I am scared, please know that you are NOT alone with your feelings. You are not doing life alone and you are not dreaming alone! “Turn your face back towards the sun and you will immediately be helped, if you just ask for it!” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Retreats Women's Empowerment Planning Fear Blocks Gratitude Being present Growth Resources: TheBlissProject.info or loriharder.com The Alchemist by: Paulo Coelho Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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104: How YOU and YOUR FAMILY Can Become MONEY SAVVY FAST with Adam Carroll

Feb 6, 2017 - 00:57:27

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader in the field of financial education. He’s presented at over 600 college and university campuses, hundreds of leadership symposiums and countless local and regional events. Adam's TEDx talk at the London Business School has been viewed over half a million times on YouTube, and his work in financial education led to the crowd-funding and release of the student loan documentary Broke, Busted & Disgusted, coming out on Netflix this December. He is the author of Winning The Money Game and The Money Savvy Student, and the founder of MoneySavvy.com. Graduating from college quit some time ago, Adam ended up not only with a diploma but with a ton of student debt. “While I was there, I lived like a rich college student, like most kids do today. But realized the error in my ways when I quickly became a broke professional.” Luckily for Adam, meeting his girlfriend (and his now wife) during his senior year of college, they collectively put their heads together and found a way to blast through all of their debt, two years into their marriage! “She told me 'Get rid of your debt or I have to get rid of you'” It then occurred to him, that it is really quite simple to eliminate debt, and why wouldn’t he start to share his money savvy tips with everyone else? So he began teaching his methodology. “My wife and I lived off of one of our salaries and used the other to while away our debt.” Writing his first book, Winning the Money Game, led him to speaking opportunities on college campuses, which then again led him to a great opportunity to create a documentary coming soon to NETFLIX! (I cant wait to watch it!) Adam is also in the midst of creating a course focused on “Raising Money Savvy Kids.” He believes that as parents and elders, it is our job to mold their minds at a young age on how they can win this money war and eliminate future debt. The perfect podcast to light the money flame underneath you and the most easy-to-use tips, to becoming debt free! Free yourself, to be yourself -Adam Carroll In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finances Business Money Savings Entrepreneurship Salary Credit Income Debt Resources: Winning the Money Game by: Adam Carroll The Money Savvy Student by: Adam Carroll Broke, Busted & Disgusted COMING SOON TO NETFLIX Raising Money Savvy Kids Course COMING SOON An amazing gold-mine of tangible things that can help you start saving now! Head on over to moneysavvy.com to check out Adam’s latest and greatest books and tips. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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103: BECOME Who YOU WANT To Be

Feb 2, 2017 - 00:09:42

No matter who you are or what you have to share with the world, we all question ourselves, it’s human nature. But when we can (and we can) get passed those “insecurities” and doubt, that’s when the magic happens! It is all about showing up, putting yourself out there and the willingness to at least try. “Our soul is only here to create experiences for itself, so it can become what it was destined to be.” Act as if and you will become. “Live less out of habit and more out of intent.” In This episode You Will Learn About: Connections Networking Masterminds Willingness Showing up Mindset Resources: The School of Greatness Podcast Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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102: How Yoga Can Show You Who You Really Are with Tara Stiles

Jan 30, 2017 - 00:47:13

Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala. Thousands of Guides lead Strala classes around the world in studios, gyms, and health clubs, and Strala is practiced by a very large online community in nearly 100 countries. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its practices of ease and connection are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals everywhere. Tara teams up with W Hotels, bringing Strala Yoga and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She collaborated with Reebok to create the Reebok Yoga lifestyle range, and has authored several best-selling books, including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, and Strala Yoga, all translated and published in many languages. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines. Tara supports the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to more than 30,000 participating schools. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Tara comes from a background filled with meditation and dance. A simple and fulfilling childhood. “You could even say my parents were straight-edge hippies.” Having a ballet instructor who was ahead of the curve, a mixture of yoga and meditation had been brought into her classic learning from early on. “I didn't ever think it would become my career though, I always thought I would go study Business or Science.” In the late 90’s Tara had moved to New York and naturally began to share her gift of yoga, meditation and personal peace. Not even realizing that her simple practices could one day teach and serve. “It’s truly about you feeling better, its not about being “good” at yoga or meditation.” Due in just a few short weeks with her first child, this new mommy-to-be shares with us that the biggest lesson her nugget has already taught her (and she's not even born yet) is to slow down…simply put. “You have to learn the difference between being productive and just being busy. It is possible to do more with less energy.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Meditation Yoga Dance Personal peace Simplicity Empowerment Ease & Flow Mindset Feeling better Positivity Slowing down Resources: Yoga Cures by: Tara Stiles Strala Yoga by: Tara Stiles Slim Calm Sexy Yoga by: Tara Stiles Strala Yoga Training Be strong, focused and ridiculously happy from the inside out at tarastiles.com and stralayoga.com! Or follow the mommy-to-be on Instagram @tarastiles Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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101 How To Make Friends With Your FEAR

Jan 26, 2017 - 00:17:09

"Nothing is good or bad, it just is.” After pulling my back (trying to move a couch to film my monthly workouts,) which not only effects my career as a fitness professional but also tampers with my everyday happiness, it has taken me the last few days to find my message in this “mess.” I wanted so badly to stay angry for being immobile all weekend but instead, I did a whole lot of praying and took this all as the message to slow the heck down! “In order to fully grow, to fully evolve and to fully understand our journey, we must welcome it all.” We must quit being so fearful and just allow things to be. Take the time today to feel how you WANT to feel, say what you WANT to say, and do what you WANT to do. Quit letting O.P.O’s (Other People Opinions) block you. So, how do you get from the beginning to the end, you ask? You go THROUGH…it all. Don’t make fear & pain your home. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Inspiration Mindset Setbacks Recovery Ying & Yang Flow Being-ness Resistance Persistence Feedback Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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100: Relationship and Business Q&A with my Husband, Chris Harder

Jan 23, 2017 - 00:47:35

He's baaaack! Back by popular demand is my husband, Chris Harder! We got a bunch of questions from you guys so in this episode we dig in and answer them! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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99: How to KNOW IF YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH

Jan 19, 2017 - 00:14:57

“When you want something, all of the universe conspires for you to get it.” -The Alchemist Have you ever noticed that the thing you are focusing on the most ends up being given to you the most? Whether it is a conscious thought or an unconscious though, good or bad, where you place your focus will always end up in your lap. So, what does it feel like to be “on your path,” you ask? It feels easy. Plain and simple. Being on the detour or the path you THINK you should be on, but isn't quite the one, will give you the most problems. It’s when you feel like you're giving too much of yourself and not seeing the results in return. “You’ll feel like it’s costing you your power, like you're losing yourself.” The most magic happens when you begin to everything through love, with love. It’s not a perfect world, it is most definitely about give and take, but the only time things should be given is when it simultaneously makes YOUR soul happy too. “It is all about asking yourself... 'How am I going to feel with this next choice that I make?'” Look down at your feet (yes you, now) see that path? That’s the exact path you should be on. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Desires Daily choices Intuition Inspiration Universe Your path Authenticity Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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98: Find Your Fit Method with Zlata Sushchik

Jan 16, 2017 - 00:45:38

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and founder an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit. She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows including top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications. Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness. At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body. She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife Appearing for her second time on Earn Your happy, she is ecstatic to share with us the announcement of her new book! A tid-bit of background on Zlata (in case you missed her first episode) at 16 years old, she moved to the USA from Moscow, Russia. Fascinated with the American foods and sweets (along with natural puberty and just plain ol’ growing up,) Zlata tells us that her “body type” wasn't always what it is now. “I’ll never forget being kicked out of dance class as a little kid, being told verbatim 'Your gut is disgusting.'” As if that weren't traumatizing enough, she recalls herself having low self-esteem through middle school, her high shool breakup and even college. Not allowing herself to get stuck in the “body shame” rut for long, she came out on the other end, stronger and more confident than ever! Competing in over 28 fitness shows and with continuous self-development work, Zlata is the epitome of SexyFit! “I am so grateful for what I have been able to create stemming from my challenges, from me falling flat on my face.” Zlata’s boo, The SexyFit Method was created to complete food freedom, love your body and reclaim your life. It is a step by step guide to “start over” if you wish. To find the real you and to love her/him hard! She’ll help clear that path for you and educate you on “Five Steps to Your Transformation” along with a 21 Day Jump Start Fitness Plan. What are you waiting for!? In This Episode You Will Learn About: Confidence Strength Habit forming Perseverance Body image Fitness Wellness Accountability Sexy Resources: The SexyFit Method Book Looking for the perfect balance of SEXY and FIT? Head over to sexyfit.com and you can also find Zlata on social media @iamsexyfit Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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97: How To KEEP YOUR NEW HABIT

Jan 12, 2017 - 00:16:15

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. "It’s falling in love with the day to day, one thing at a time. It’s falling in love with the journey.” Being able to “fail out loud” is just as important, if not more, than being able to celebrate out loud! It’s recognizing that you are human and you will come across human set-backs, along the way, but continuing to push though and not allowing that to deter your goal. Having someone who is on the same page as you or even an entire tribe on the same page as you, (my Body + Soul tribe) is vital! They will be your backbone and your extra push on the days when you'd rather sit in PJ’s and watch Netflix, but know you should be hitting the gym and meal planning! “Unless you are in supported ground and soil, you will not be able to grow where you are.” Which brings me to today’s big topic…HABIT. It’s now the second week into 2017 and the buzz/enthusiasm for new goals is starting to die dow, but that doesn’t mean yours should! Despite what you have heard, thanks to the audible book I have been listening to “The Answer,” it takes about 66 days (on average) to change or form a habit. It’s only January 12th, moral of the story…DON’T.STOP.NOW. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Commitment Celebrating small steps Planning Health Wellness Growth Support Tribe Habit Resources: New Year 60 Day Challenge! Psycho-Cybernetics by: Maxwell Maltz The Answer by: John Assaraf Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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96: Conquer Your Year - Your Map To Getting Clear with Natalie MacNeil

Jan 9, 2017 - 00:58:53

Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of She Takes on the World, The Conquer Kit, and Conquer Your Year. She is also the creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com, one of the top sites on the planet for entrepreneurial women. It was recognized by Forbes on “Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women” and was featured by ForbesWoman on “Top 100 Websites for Women.” Today, Natalie and her team are focused on transforming businesses around the world through The Conquer Club, a 12-month implementation incubator for ambitious entrepreneurs. Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media. She has appeared in top media outlets like Time, Glamour, People StyleWatch, Inc., Forbes, ForbesWoman, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Entrepreneur.com, Globe and Mail, Mashable, and more. Starting her career as a Media Producer, Natalie tells us that being an entrepreneur wasn't always the plan. “She takes on the world was always my side business, or my 'accidental' business.” I t all came about as Natalie was traveling the world, producing of course, but also creating her first blog known to us as “She Takes On The World.” Starting out with only a couple dozen subscribers, she is proud to say that she has turned her blog into an outlet that has reached ten’s of thousands of women, all over the world! “Now, with my third book out, it has allowed me to travel the world and serve ambitious women who are creating success on their own.” Such an honor to have Natalie on today, to give us incredibly impactful and powerful advice. Fully believing that entrepreneurship is the new “Women’s Movement,” she lets us know that manifesting your dreams and becoming successful isn't out of reach for anyone! In fact, its only a stones throw away. “No one is a natural born entrepreneur, you just have to start with a vision of what you want and WHY you want it.” Specifically created for those who have a vision and are truly pushing for it to become a reality in 2017, Natalie has created The Conquer Kit which can be found and purchased on the website below. We are all on this earth for a purpose and with a purpose. Give Natalie and I one-hour of your time and I can assure you, you will be well on your way for a successful and prosperous new year AND new life. In This Episode You Will Learn: Entrepreneurship Creating a plan Masterminding Organization Scheduling Time-blocking Blogging Resources: She Takes On The World by: Natalie MacNeil The Conquer Kit at conqueryouryear.com My 60 Day New Year Challenge! For more information about this powerhouse visit shetakesontheworld.com or conqueryouryear.com for a planner made specifically for the growing entrepreneur!   Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: www.LoriHarder.com

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95: The BEST WAY to Get SUPPORT You Need for Your GOALS in the NEW YEAR!

Jan 5, 2017 - 00:12:58

Are you looking to knock your New Years resolutions out of the park, but don't know where to start!? Well…you’re in the right spot! Today’s quickie is all about creating or joining a support tribe to be on the journey WITH you and to keep you motivated and accountable with every move.   “It’s about becoming a new and better version of your already-amazing-self, in order to reach those goals!” We’ve all started something and then fallen off the wagon, am I right!? But there is no better time than NOW to begin and actually follow through. Trust me, your future self will thank you! Join me on my new and improved 60 day workout challenge! For the first time, I have created real-time workout videos so you can workout at home and feel as if you are right there with me! In The episode You Will Learn About: Internal Success External Success Finding your tribe Creating healthy habits Fitness Challenges Meditation Resources: My Cookbook! The New Year 60 Day Challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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94: NOW or NEVER with Alexi Panos

Jan 2, 2017 - 01:01:01

A leader in the Emergent Wisdom movement, Alexi Panos is on a mission to make personal development mainstream through her books, youtube channel, workshops, international speaking and working with her non profit, E.P.I.C. in Africa. She’s one of Origin Magazines TOP 100 CREATIVES CHANGING THE WORLD, and is a featured expert in the films THE ABUNDANCE FACTOR and RISEUP. She’s authored the books 50 WAYS TO YAY! and NOW OR NEVER, both by Simon & Schuster. Growing up with divorced parents, Alexi takes us back with her, to remembering the long 8 hour road trips she took often, in order to see her Mom. Being only eight years old, the hours seemed extra long and drawn out but she specifically remembers to the audible books her Mother would listen to, to stay awake on the drive. “I just wanted to listen to Madonna and dance in the car but my Mom always had on Mariann Williamson and Tony Robbins. I must admit, I kind-of secretly liked it.” Jumping forward to her teenage and young adult years, the memories of the audible books and the lessons they taught, came in handy quite often. “I came from a small town in Pennsylvania, and it reminded me that I can have a life of my choosing.” A few fun facts that you may not know about Alexi are spilled in her interview as well! Trying out for a newspaper singing audition (which started as a dare) ended up leading her to a record deal with Def Jam and Murder Inc., allowing her to tour from the age of 17-19 with then popular rapper, Ja Rule. Where are my hip-hop lovers at?! Touring the world seems like everyone’s dream, am I right? But it was the last stop of the tour that really hit home for Alexi. “I was in Cape Town South Africa on the tour bus, and looked to my right to see a shanti town on the side of the road. Looked back at the tour bus and it was as if the two worlds didn't match. As if my entire reality just shifted.” Returning back to New York, Alexi left the music business and picked up a bartending job, simply to make the months rent. She was no longer willing to “sell her soul for fame,” as she put it. With the little money she did have, Alexi and her business partner soon created E.P.I.C a non-profit organization giving back and making an impact, internationally! Alexi is the perfect example of following the things that ignite your soul, at all costs and whatever it takes! Its important to know that for your own person growth, that you truly understand you will always be a work in progress. There is never a defined finish line, it is all about the journey there. I couldn't think of a better podcast guest, other than Alexi, to give us all that extra push of inspiration to catapult us into 2017! New Year. New beginnings. New ideas. New you. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Synchronicity Leaps of faith Journey Finding yourself Perspective Shifting Soul searching Perseverance Resources: 50 Ways to YAY by: Alexi Panos Now or Never by: Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos E.P.I.C. Non-profit Organization Lori Harder's New Year 60 Day Challenge Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @alexipanos and visit www.alexipanos.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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93: SIX STEPS We Take to ACHIEVE OUR GOALS with my husband Chris Harder

Dec 29, 2016 - 00:52:25

Excited to have my favorite person and #1 fan on today’s podcast, my amazing husband! Chris and I have been married for over 11 years and have been work partners-in-crime for over half of that time! As 2017 rapidly approaches, we are thrilled to be able to share our tips and tools for a prosperous New Year. Listen in for “Our 6 Steps To Achieving Our Goals:” Set your goals Create a clearing time blocking daily habits Change what “your best” is Redefine your rewards Find and enroll your tribe 60 day challenge One day at a time be present full time faith patience Resources: Please email customerservice@loriharder.com for SERIOUS ISAGENIX INQUIRIES ONLY Lori Harder's NEW YEAR 60 DAY CHALLENGE Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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92: AMP UP Your RELATIONSHIPS with Preston Smiles

Dec 27, 2016 - 00:56:59

Preston Smiles, Personal Freedom Coach, is like nobody in the speaking or personal development world. Breaking all the rules, Preston is carving out his own path as an emerging Next Generation Thought Leader. He has been on the cover of Millennial Magazine with his wife Alexi and also won the Millennial Mentor Award by Elixir Magazine, and recently launched his book LOVE LOUDER- 33 Ways to Amplify Your Life (published by Simon and Schuster).  Preston is a force to be reckoned with. Generating millions of views with his message of LOVE, AUTHENTICITY and CREATIVITY, Preston Smiles is making a huge impact with his loyal social media tribe, using his unique gift to make complex ideas simple and relatable. Going through different stages, and feeling as if he has lived in many lifetimes, Preston shares with us how and why he began making it his life’s mission to preach LOVE. Growing up Dyslexic, in the 80’s, the public school system decided to place Preston in Special-Ed classes. Feeling as if he were less than or “uncool,” his mission was to prove them all wrong. Making friends with all the “cliques,” dominating in all sports and always on top of the latest clothing trends, Preston outwardly seemed fine, but was still really a hurting young boy on the inside. Joining a gang at the young age of 11 and partaking in illegal activities, Preston was taken out of his first school and moved into a predominately “white” school, which made him the cool new kid as he called it. “I began to notice that underneath all of our stories, we are all dealing with the same stuff.” But the saga continued…Fast forwarding to his twenties, Preston experienced a personal health scare that changed his life. Turning his “mess into his message” is just putting it lightly. He is now one of our most influential speakers and a proud preacher of love. Surrounding himself with constant positivity and acts of kindness, his name “Smiles” is well fitting. His advice for attracting the right kinds of love is heartwarming and his outlook on life is the guideline I believe we should all follow. If you're looking to spark or RE-spark the flame in your relationship, you've come to the right place. “Love is all there is, was and ever will be.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Relationships Love Growing Synchronicity Positivity Fate Attracting Vibes Sabotaging Resources: Love Louder by Preston Smiles Thrive Live Event Now or Never by: Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos   Couldn't get enough of Preston? Amp up your life at prestonsmiles.com or follow him on social media @PrestonSmiles Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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91: Everything You Need to Know About MASCULINE and FEMININE ENERGY and How It PROPELS Your Relationships and Life FORWARD with Christine Hassler

Dec 22, 2016 - 00:56:38

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote her first best-selling book and began her life’s work as a coach, keynote speaker, author, retreat leader, and podcast host. Christine began coaching in 2004 and is a known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. Her third book, Expectation Hangover is the guidebook for how to transform adversity into opportunity. Dedicated to inspiring people to make the changes that lead to fulfillment, she hosts a weekly podcast, Over It and On With It, where she life coaches people live on the air. Christine also runs a business-training program teaching entrepreneurs how to build a prosperous career according to their “Secret Sauce.” As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country at conferences, and corporations. She has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E! and many others. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo. Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine is active in volunteerism and loves living a healthy lifestyle. She currently resides in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas. For those of you who may not dabble in your personal “energies” much, or even for those of us who think we are pros at understanding and truly feeling our energies, Christine is back on today to switch things up for us! Being it is her second time around on the Earn Your Happy podcast, I knew that this topic was one I think we could all use some EXTRA knowledge in… Did you know as a man AND a woman, we all have both masculine and feminine energies?! “We’ve been living in the illusion of separation and living mostly in ego, like we've come up with constructed personalities and we are sort of now just getting back to the knowing that we are all one, that we are all connected.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Expectations Vulnerability Diversity Showing up Feminine Energy Masculine Energy Balance Resources: Over It and On With it Podcast by: Christine Hassler Expectation Hangover Do yourself a favor and check out christinehassler.com or find her on social media @christinehassler on Instagram. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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90: How Your WORKOUT CHANGES FAR MORE Than JUST Your BODY with Holly Perkins

Dec 19, 2016 - 00:53:51

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Holly Perkins is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. She is the author of Lift to Get Lean (Rodale, 2015) and the leader of Women’s Strength Nation. Holly is a contributing writer and expert for Women’s Health, SELF, Fitness, Shape, Prevention, Men’s Health and LIVESTRONG. Holly’s mission is to empower women on a personal and spiritual level by leading them into the weight room on a journey of physical strength. Shape magazine named Holly as one of the “Top Trainers to Follow” in 2015. Raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, Holly’s mom was pressing to make sure she chose a career path and was adamant that she pursued whatever she dreamt. With that being said, around the time Holly was in high school, she had no choice but to start to think about her future. “I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I loved fitness!” Following her bliss, as she calls it, she eventually graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, beginning her career as a personal trainer at a high-end, celebrity focused gym in New York. Although her work life couldn't have gone better, Holly hit a low point in her personal life, escalating her passion even more, for fitness and strength training. “During that phase, the only thing that got me through was my practice and commitment to strength training.” Fast forwarding to present day, her main message is now to help specifically women, cultivate their personal strength thru strength training! She really hits home as she gets deeper into the “WHAT’S.” What’s really stopping you from loosing the weight? What’s the real reason you wont put on that bikini? She stated it perfectly…. “If it was as simple as just getting into those skinny jeans, you would have already done it. We all have the knowledge and the information out there to do it, it’s actually not that hard. Its all of the other aspects of your motivation and your happiness…what really drives you.” Getting in shape is just the icing on the cake, it is sorting thru the deep rooted issues and reasons and coming out on the other/better end, that will keep these results long-lasting and meaningful! “You have to expose your body to a challenge, in order for it to overcome and get stronger.” These challenges she speaks of, are most likely the ones that you think are “the end,” but let me tell you now…they are really jus the beginning! The job loss, the break up, the pay cut, the loss of a loved one, list the goes on. Let’s try to turn the “Why is this happening to me?” into “What will I learn from this?” Holly’s amazing advice is guaranteed to turn your frown upside down, dust the cobwebs off your inner strength and allow your Super Woman to SHINE! It’s about time! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Strength Training Conditioning Fitness Health Wellness Women Personal strength Challenge Leaps of faith Super power Resources: WomensStrengthNation.com Lift to Get Lean by: Holly Perkins Follow Holly on her most active channel, Instagram @Hollyperkins or find her on the web at HollyPerkins.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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89: QUICKIE! It's SELFISH to NOT CARE for YOURSELF

Dec 15, 2016 - 00:16:07

One of my favorite topics, yet one that I feel most of us forget about the fastest…self care. How could you possibly begin to love or care for others, without doing the same for yourself first?! “It is selfish to not care for yourself” Whatever story matches yours, maybe you're a Mom, a CEO looking after tons of employees, or a Nurse with long shifts, WHATEVER the case may be, it is vital to look after yourself just as much as you would any one else! So why the bad rep? Why is it “bad to be selfish?! NEWSFLASH…it’s not! In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyways!” Starting now (because I am asking you to take a second for yourself,) answer the following questions: How do I show up the I don’t make time for myself? How do I show up when I don’t take care of my physical body and health? How do I show up when I don’t sleep? How do I show up when I don’t eat foods that make me feel healthy? How do I show up when I keep putting off that thing I know would make me feel good? Time for me to get real… “ If you want your children to be happy and the people around you, you WILL get selfish, you will be a little bit selfish! It doesn’t mean in life, that you are a selfish person, it just means that you put self care first.” Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Self care Self love Preparing for the New Year Creating habits Routine Time management Selfishness Resources: My Holiday Survival Guide My HoliBurn Challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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88: Cravings, Boundaries, Play, and Pleasure with Alexandra Jamieson

Dec 12, 2016 - 00:59:09

Growing up outside of Portland, Alexandra describes her childhood as “growing up with hippies.” Always eating healthy, straight out of a garden to be exact, Alex as a young child always craved sugar. “When I found out that the church down the street served cookies and kool-aid every weekend, I started going to church…by myself, just to have the cookies!”  By the age of 15, like most teenagers, Alexandra finally got to decide her own diet and what she chose to eat, especially now that she had a job and was making her own money. This continued for about 10 years, until she began to get extremely sick in her mid 20’s. “I had migraine headaches about 3-4 days a week and put on about 20 lbs. even after the extra college weight.” The first doctor she visited, wrote her a prescription for a cocktail of different meds, but it wasn't until her second (and different) doctor visit, that they actually found the core of the issues. “He asked what I had been eating, and gave me a list of foods to eat and a list of foods to avoid. I wanted to cry! The list to avoid was everything I loved.” It may have been a bottom-point for Alexandra during that time of pain and disappointment, but it turned into a love and passion for food, molding her into what we would call a “Food Junkie!” She attended culinary school at The Natural Gourmet Institute and began diving headfirst into nutritional research, specifically geared towards healing foods. Flashing forward to present day and the (thankfully) healthier Alexandra, she shares the story of how she met her husband, Morgan, and the film they produced together, that not only changed their lives, but the lives of the millions viewers who have ever watched “Super Size Me.” (And if you haven't, I HIGHLY recommend it!) Listen in as Alexandra shares the science behind cravings, the power of healing foods and her extensive amount of nutritional knowledge, that I believe is vital for a healthier happier YOU! “You cant just take away sugar, you cant just take away the foods that give you that dopamine hit. You have to also add in fun and play and pleasure in equal amounts.” Going off of what Alexandra said, it’s about taking away AND adding in…it’s called a balanced life! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Sugar addiction Eating healthy Food awareness Diet Wellness Self care Cravings Resources: Alexandra's 3 FREE Meditations Super Size Me See more from the lovely Alexandra at alexandrajamieson.com and make sure you download her AMAZING & FREE meditations, through the link above! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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87: QUICKIE! Make This YOUR BEST HOLIDAY SEASON

Dec 8, 2016 - 00:08:45

Before the holiday storm arrives, if it hasn't already, I'm here to help you recharge! It's important for your own sanity and for those in your company to set a daily recharge, for yourself, to really be able to live in the present and enjoy the most beautiful time of year! Set agreements for your holiday company, don't be afraid to ask for help when you're feeling overwhelmed, but the key is to remain grateful that you even have this family/friends/things on your agenda! Could you imagine your life without it?! It would be so boring without the chaos! "We want to wrap every memory in awesomeness!" In This Episode You Will Learn About: Agreements Permission Recharging Making a set plan Gratefulness Resources: My Holiday Survival Guide Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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86: Get MORE By DOING LESS - and The SCIENCE to Back It Up with Shawn Stevenson

Dec 5, 2016 - 01:03:12

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. As an aspiring athlete, Shawn had a bright future in football and other sports. Staying active and playing sports was a way of life, until a tragic incident at the age of 15. Breaking his hip while running on the school track, Shawn came to later find out that he had Degenerative Bone Disease and Degenerative Disc Disease. “My physician at the time told me I had the spine of an 80 year old, when I was only 20 years old.” As the years went by, due to lack of motivation and ability to be as active as he once was, Shawn began packing on the pounds. Not only was this disease effecting his body, but also his sleep. The pain it brought on from switching comfortable positions in bed, was unreal. “I would take a special cocktail of medicines before bed, just to knock me out. But it was pseudo sleep, not the high-quality type of sleep.” With the hopes and all of his trust of his future solely in the doctors hands, it didn't take long before Shawn realized that it was up to HIM to get HIMSELF better. “I cut away the possibility of anything else, besides me getting well.” And so the journey began…to where Shawn is now! Fast forwarding, and healing (Spoiler alert!) Shawn has become a Best Selling Author and a health/sleep genius! His joy became being of service to those around him, to sharing his story and helping heal those in need. Whether it be love and relationships, health and nutrition or even just the advice to become your own leader, Shawn holds a space to help us all! With absolutely, amazingly insane health and sleep tips, Shawn’s interview on todays podcast is one that I highly recommend you tune into! Did you know you could lose fat while you sleep? …count me in! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Relationships Love Abundance Diagnosis’ Optimizing nutrition Movement Sleep Heath tips Willpower Helping others Resources: The Model Health Show (podcast) by: Shawn Stevenson Sleep Smarter by: Shawn Stevenson For the ultimate guide to maximizing your sleep and your heath, head over to theshawnstevensonmodel.com or follow him on social media @shawnmodel Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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85: QUICKIE! 5 Ways To STOP WORRYING

Dec 1, 2016 - 00:15:16

"Living in worry invites death in a hurry.” There’s a reason it’s called “disease.” It is living in a state of dis-ease. Worrying creates certain toxic chemicals which are then sent out to our body, putting us in a state of despair. Crazy to think, but choosing positivity over negativity can actually add years to your life! “Worry does not take away tomorrow troubles, it takes away todays peace.” I’d love to share the 5 things you can start doing NOW, to switch your mindset: Setting aside a “worry time” Pray Except what you cannot change Workout! Meditate And now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’m really just here to turn all your worriers, into WARriors! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Worrying Living in the future instead of the present Stress Anxiety Disease or Dis-Ease Switching your mindset Resources: loriharder.com/challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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84: Shift Your METABOLISM for PEAK ENERGY and FAT LOSS with Mark Sisson

Nov 28, 2016 - 00:59:30

Health and fitness expert Mark Sisson is the Best Selling Author of The Primal Blueprint and one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog, MarksDailyApple.com, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom’s diet and exercise principles and take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. Mark’s efforts to promote primal living extend to a line of nutritional supplements, a book publishing company, a Primal Kitchen line with healthy mayonnaise, salad dressing, and other functional foods, and the burgeoning Primal Kitchen Restaurants fast casual restaurant chain. Mark is a former elite endurance athlete, with a 2:18 marathon and a 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish. His latest book, Primal Endurance, applies the primal eating and lifestyle principles to the challenge of endurance training—helping athletes overcome the common conditions of burnout and carbohydrate dependency. With the combination of Evolutionary Science and Modern Genetic Science, Mark shares his overflow of knowledge with us, in the field of health and wellness. “It’s all about the food you eat, the types of movement you choose to do, your sun exposure, the amount of sleep you get and even the amount of play you give yourself.” The above is what Mark likes to call, our “Primal Blueprint.” Looking for ways to live your healthiest and happiest life while enjoying every bit of food you eat? Mark’s life hacks and tips allow us to do so without the feelings of regret and/or sacrifice. “I want people to arrive at a space where they are intuitively making the kind of choices they feel good about in real time, but that don’t compromise their health long-term.” Mark helps us understand that we in fact CAN have it all. The great foods, the fit bodies, the healthy heart etc..Our one life to live shouldn't have to revolve around sacrificing the food and things that make our mouths happy. “It’s also about the movement. It doesn’t have to be something we dread. I like to find ways to move that are fun, so it can become something you look forward to, and enjoyable experience.” Getting rid of all processed foods and “sweets” is on the top of his tip list. Re-wiring our brain to curb these cravings will help substantially. Listen in, to hear what Mark substitutes in, when he has those sweet cravings. (I’ve never even heard this one before!) With the most positive outlooks on intakes, Mark’s great advice will have you amped to be the healthiest version of you! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Shifting metabolism Peak energy Fat loss Health tips Diet Optimizing fitness Food choices Reduce cravings Body input Resources: The Primal Blueprint by: Mark Sisson Primal Endurance by: Mark Sisson For more healthy and sustainable tips, you can find Mark at marksdailyapple.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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83: QUICKIE! Use GRATITUDE to Change Your Life!

Nov 24, 2016 - 00:08:36

Happy Thanksgiving! “Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beatty Although I truly believe that every single solitary day should be filled with an abundance or thankfulness and gratefulness, it is important that today, before the hustle bustle and family/friend fun that you take a moment to sit in gratitude. You can not attract more of the good stuff, without already being grateful for what you have! “Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you DON’T have, you'll never ever have.” -Oprah Winfrey Before eating tonight (just another thing to be grateful for,) go around the table and have everyone name one thing they are “thankful for.” Creating bonds and family traditions are my favorite, so join me! Stop. Drop & Get GRATEFUL! Have a happy and healthy holiday! In The Episode You Will Learn About: Thankfulness Gratitude Family tradition Celebration Resources: loriharder.com/challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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82: The MOST POWERFUL MANTRA You Can Say and HOW to Use it with Lisa Van Ahn

Nov 21, 2016 - 00:46:51

Lisa is the creator of the I AM Initiative: a self-defense through self-empowerment curriculum for pre/mid teen girls and the author of ‘I AM: A Girls Guide To Harnessing Superpowers’. The purpose of her workshops and book is to empower girls and demonstrate the necessity of self-love in relationship to self-protection. Lisa Van Ahn is a professional boxer and kick boxer. She found her way to the sport after being exploited as a child, years of believing she was unworthy, and living as a victim. Once she began kickboxing, her self-esteem soared and she was able to heal the wounds that were inflicted in her younger years. She started her fighting career in 1996, and quickly rose to the top of her sport with a regional Championship title and moved on to fighting professionally winning a national Kickboxing title in 2000. After winning her kickboxing title Lisa found fights difficult to procure and decided to take on the world of boxing. She boxed professionally in Las Vegas from 2001-2004 and fought on many prestigious cards and arenas including the Arco Arena SAC, and the Philips Arena, ATL. She also appeared on ESPN’s Friday night fights. Lisa still fights for the U.S. kickboxing team and won a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in 2012. In 2015/16 she also participated as a competitor on the popular NBC show, American Ninja Warrior. Lisa’s passion for finding her inner superpower stemmed from her difficult childhood of being exploited. By the young age of 15, Lisa started having unfortunate suicidal thoughts after feeling like all her darkest secrets had been exposed. Coming from a place of deep salt-blame, Lisa struggled as a child, teen and young adult. Playing the “victim role” was all she knew, which again led her to making poor choices. At only 19, Lisa found herself in an abusive relationship with a much older man. “I remember specifically one day as he kicked me out of his Bronco, I landed in the front entrance of a kick-boxing studio and had two options…I can sit here and cry or I can walk myself into that studio.” Sometimes, it’s in our darkest moments that we find our truest selves. Lisa knew that was the perfect time to stop playing the victim, stop saying “I cant do anything about this,” and decided to turn her life around! “Very often the world is going to put you down or give your mixed messages. You have to be able to recognize yourself!” Young or old, still in search of your inner superpower?! Let Lisa be the one to help dust off the cobwebs on your wings, and if you're not even sure where to begin, recite the following with me: “My thoughts guide my attitude. My attitude guides my actions and my actions create my reality.” Don’t let anything fool you, the universe is always on your side of the ring! (Pun intended) In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding your superpower Being mindful of your thoughts Self love Positive action Empowerment Knowing your worth Protecting yourself Boxing Resources: http://www.iaminitiative.com/ Find out some more BADASS inspiration at lisavanahn.com or iaminitiative.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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81: QUICKIE! The PURSUIT IS HAPPINESS

Nov 17, 2016 - 00:09:25

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” -Frederick Conan Do the “expectations” of the holidays sometime’s bring you down? You aren't alone! We are inundated with commercials and TV shows/movies of the most perfect holidays, but let’s be honest…life happens. First, it’s important to recognize and appreciate what is in you OWN home, right under your nose and secondly, if you do want more of that “commercial feel” you need to plan for it. Planning some games and/or quality time is the perfect way to add more happiness to your home. Accepted or rejected, it doesn’t matter! Haven't you always heard, “it’s the thought that counts?!” Accepting everyone and anyone who joins you at the table this year, is a sure way to have the most perfect holiday. In fact, it is all of your differences, that make you a “family.” Let us not forget, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Thankfulness Expectations Acceptance Holiday chaos Being present Planning Resources: loriharder.com/challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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80: Learn the MOST EMPOWERING QUESTIONS You Can Ask Yourself with Amy Cannatta

Nov 14, 2016 - 00:52:31

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79: QUICKIE! GET PEACE BACK IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Nov 10, 2016 - 00:08:02

“Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” In times of chaos, whether it be because of the holiday season, our country’s situation or maybe even something personal like your love life and/or job. It is remembering that peace is an inside job, that will help find the light at the end of the tunnel. We are all guilty of getting wrapped up in the noise of a busy day, but it’s important to listen to our noise within, our inner voice. Our intuition and what speaks without words, can be the loudest. “Grace and Space,” the two most incredible gifts to give yourself this holiday season. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding peace through chaos Fear vs. faith The little voice inside you Giving yourself grace and space Meditation Prayer Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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78: END Your BODY and FOOD BATTLES with Samantha Skelly

Nov 7, 2016 - 00:58:44

Samantha Skelly is Canada’s leading emotional eating expert and the founder of Hungry For Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. She is a award winning, sought out international speaker who delivers inspirational presentations to empower those who struggle with the relationship they have to food and their bodies. Samantha has appeared on Global TV, Shaw, NBC and CBC to share her mission on an international platform. Hungry For Happiness creates online accessible and affordable recovery resources to those who are suffering in silence. Samantha was awarded ‘Top 24 under 24’ in September 2013, In 2014 she was a finalist as the ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneur’ by Small Business BC. Samantha aims to create a disruptive company in the eating disorder recovery space. Her vision is to create the largest and most impactful online resource to support those who’s lives are negatively affected by issues with food and their bodies. For the majority of her childhood, Samantha was a stunt-double, dancer and child actress. “If I wasn't on stage, I was in front of the camera.” Everyone at school looked at Samantha like she had the coolest life, but to her it was normalcy. At the age of 14, Samantha auditioned and was chosen for a stunt-double role on the well known show, “Smallville.” But it was by age 18, that she wasn't even too sure of who the REAL Samantha was… “I hit this wall where I didn't even know who I was besides a dancer and an actress.” It was in that moment, where she decided that her future education wouldn’t be determined through a degree, but more from real life instances and traveling. Lucky for Samantha, her supportive parents were all for it. Moving to Australia, by herself, it was time to start the search for the real Samantha. Knowing no one and not even sure where to begin to “find herself,” she became obsessive with her body image and dieting. Being in a foreign land, it seemed to be the only thing she had any control over. “I become so obsessive, that I found myself in the hospital after depriving myself of food and only eating about 4 tablespoons of yogurt a day.” Not having found what she set out for, Samantha’s next move was England. Becoming a personal trainer there, she found it ironic that she enjoyed helping people get healthy, but behind the scenes she was slowly killing herself. “I would weigh myself up to 20 times a day.” Whether it be over eating or not eating enough or even just not completely and wholly loving the person in the mirror when we walk by, I feel like every one of us can somehow relate to where Samantha speaks from. “Connecting our worthiness to our bodies can be really intense.” Seeking a help coach and learning that it is okay to spend some time on your own, Samantha began to find healing through meditation. “The most confronting thing I ever had to do, was close my eyes and really get into my own body.” Samantha teaches us that waking up each day with a new mindset is the first and best habit to get into, no matter the issue! Pretending that we are already “there,” that we are already at our goal, will teach our bodies to feeling and live those positive side effects. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding yourself Life journeys Obsessive tendencies Dieting Binge Eating Body dysmorphia Shifting your thoughts Self love Resources: The Society HungryForHappiness.com You can find Samantha floating all over the internet at www.hungryforhappiness.com, Facebook: hungryforhappines, Instagram @hungryforhappiness and even on YouTube! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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77: QUICKIE! 7 STEPS to MANIFESTING ANYTHING You Want

Nov 3, 2016 - 00:22:22

Are you ready for some inspiration overload? Have you ever wondered why “the magic happens” for some but not for others? Well, it’s really quite simple…let me spell it out for you! The 7 steps to manifesting anything you want: Get clear- be specific Write it down Make a plan of action Trust in your daily actions, even if they are small Watch for signs in details, that are taking you in the right direction of course ;) Truly “FEEL IT” (Learn to get into the feeling of the thing you desire) Let go of the outcome! Stop resisting it! “'Freak out mode' is your opportunity to surrender!” Resources: loriharder.com/challenge Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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76: STOP PEOPLE PLEASING and Still BE NICE About it with Amy E Smith

Oct 31, 2016 - 00:57:45

Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people "find their voice", she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and YourTango.com. Traveling all over with assistants and company cars in your early twenties, as a professionally make-up artist sounds amazing, am I right!? Amy thought so too, but the feeling was short-lived. Seeking medical help, for the anxious and rundown feeling she was feeling, Amy had an eye-opening pivotal moment. It was time for her to take her career path into her own hands. “I felt like I was working myself to the bone for someone else’s dream.” From one end of the spectrum to the next, Amy began taking personal development courses, to 1. better herself and 2. to learn how she could serve others around her. “Over the passed 3 years I've been heavily focused on helping other 'finding their voice.'” Saying YES and people pleasing when its not 100% authentic, gets old, frustrating and actually quite tiring! We get ONE life to live. It’s our personal choice how we want to live it! As the old saying goes, “There is a time and place for everything.” If constantly saying yes to your parents, your boss, your husband/wife isn't making you happy, then its about time you look deeper into why you’re trying so hard to people please. Growing up in an extremely conservative Born-Again Christian family, Amy had to learn when and how to flex her “voice muscle.” Conforming to others views just wasn’t working for her, as it shouldn’t. Our body muscles aren't the only thing we like to flaunt and flex. Allow Amy to help you find your voice, to complete the total package! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Value Self worth Identity People pleasing Personal development Saying NO when necessary Finding and flexing your voice muscle Resources: TheJoyJunkie.com We all need a friend like Amy! Visit thejoyjunkie.com for your daily dose of realness! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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75 QUICKIE! Can You CHANGE Other People?

Oct 27, 2016 - 00:09:52

Have you ever wanted to change someone? Has it ever actually worked out for you? Asking people to change or conform to our ideals may work for a short period, but in the long run it’s pretty impossible and to be honest, pretty unfair. Do you want to know whats NOT impossible? Changing our PERSPECTIVE on how we are viewing these individuals. Headed towards the mountain in the distance, with or without someone’s support is what should be your main focus. Of course, it seems more enjoyable to feel the extra love and support from who we are closest to, but that’s not always a guarantee. Instead of pushing and forcing a change upon someone, seek what you are “lacking” in yourself FIRST and watch how it can positively effect them, without even saying anything! “Monkey see, monkey do.” Some of the most beautiful things, comes from our biggest critics and our biggest lessons. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Feeling Support Changing perspectives Seeking within Changing yourself FIRST Growth Inner peace Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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74: From Rock Bottom to ROCK STAR BUSINESS and LIFE with RYAN BLAIR

Oct 25, 2016 - 00:40:08

Ryan Blair is a New York Times bestselling author, self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur who established his first company when he was twenty-one years old and has since created and actively invested in multiple start-ups. Now at age of 38, he has founded and sold numerous businesses for hundreds of millions of dollars, runs global healthy lifestyle company, ViSalus, and is a venture capitalist. In March 2013, Blair released his paperback version of his #1 New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur. Uncensored and raw in his account of growing up in the face of adversity, Blair effectively imparts lessons learned from obstacles he faced and provides a road map for entrepreneurial success. Blair is no ordinary businessman: he’s a master of personal reinvention. His captivating story was also a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine, bestseller amongst others. Through a candid and unfiltered voice, Nothing to Lose speaks to everyone, from struggling youth to thriving businessmen alike, illustrating how to turn failures into successes. In April 2014, Blair debuted Nothing To Lose: The Documentary, which follows his inspirational story as he overcomes challenges and adversity as well as his personal hurdles while building ViSalus into a household brand. The documentary has won the “Best Producer” award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and “Best Documentary” at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival. On October 4, 2016, Blair revealed his second book, Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons from the Business School of Hard Knocks, which explores how he rose to the top and shares his personal formula for going from rock bottom to "rock star” to be the absolute best at what you do.  His biggest endeavor yet has been the overhaul of ViSalus, the company behind the Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge, a weight and fitness transformation platform. In 2008, as CEO, Blair went all-in, personally investing his last million dollars on a new business model that would later revolutionize the 118 billion dollar direct selling industry. In just 21 months, ViSalus went from 600,000 to 30 million dollars in monthly sales, and in 2011, they increased sales seven-fold from 34 million to 231 million dollars. In September 2014, Blair, with his co-founders, announced ViSalus and former parent company, Blyth, had reached an agreement to sell back 90-percent of shares to the founders of the company. Blair appears regularly on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and Fox. He has also been featured in major publications including Inc Magazine, Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Blair took a turn in movie production serving as Executive Producer of Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story, an award-winning documentary about the legendary LSU Basketball Coach. Growing up in a “Brady Bunch” family environment, Ryan shares with us how his life wasn't always as grandiose as it is now. Being a child in a veteran a family, at the age of 13 he witnessed his Fathers downward spiral, leaving his Mother alone to raise the children. Being paid just above minimum wage at the deli job she accepted to pay for her family, Ryan remembers a life of unfortunate poverty. Being forced to move “to the other side of the tracks” due to their financial situation, Ryan gets real about life on the other side. After his sisters best friend lost her life in a drive by shooting, Ryan decided to retaliate, indulging in the gang scene or “illegal entrepreneurship activities” as he called it. Growing up first-hand in the “rock bottom” kind of lifestyle, his real life experiences made it easier for him to write about it all, and gave him that extra motivation and push to not end up like his other brothers and sisters. Ryan wanted a plentiful and peaceful life for himself and his own future family. Thankful for his spiritual upbringing because of his Grandmother, Ryan goes on to share with us that at times, it was truly his spirituality that he leaned on heavily, to get him through life, along with love the he had for his Grandmother and Mom. “They had always told me, 'You can be anything you want to be.'” And Ryan did just that! In fact he went far beyond his wildest imagination. If you're in need of a shot of inspiration, you've come to the right place! Ryan’s interview is the answer you've been looking for. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Going from rags to riches Leaps of faith Overcoming adversity Perseverance Hard work Choosing your path Spirituality Resources: Nothing To Lose, Everything to Gain by: Ryan Blair Rock Bottom To Rock Star by: Ryan Blair Couldn't get enough of this interview? In need of some more rock star tips and advice? Visit rockbottomtorockstar.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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73: QUICKIE! How To Make CLEAR CHOICES

Oct 20, 2016 - 00:10:43

Clear roads and smooth sailing gets boring, can we all agree? It’s the rough waters and pot-holed roads who make us who we are. With major life choices arising in my own personal life, I thought it would be important to share with you all, how I deal with making a clear and positive choice. “Doing what is right, isn’t always easy.” - Unknown Making a choice in order to ease a situation or appease people, is a sure way to have it come back and bite you in the butt, sooner or later. “The most successful people make the tougher decisions faster.” Everything in our life is a reflection of our choices. It is our job to see the rainbow through the rain and the light at the end of the tunnel. No one will do that for us. Do yourself a favor and ask yourself these 3 things: Is this going to make me happy tomorrow? Is this going to make me happy next week? Is it going to make me happy in a year? Give yourself enough space to FEEL a situation. Don’t just go through something, GROW through it! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Making clear choices Intentionally seeking challenges Setting boundaries Putting things “off” Reflection of our choices Strengthening our faith Resources: Chel Hamilton-Meditation Mini’s #45: Doors of Choice Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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72: How to LIVE a GOOD LIFE with Jonathan Fields

Oct 18, 2016 - 00:58:10

Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher and strategist, he founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality. To celebrate the book’s release and inspire early interest, Jonathan is doing something pretty extraordinary. In addition to offering fantastic pre-order bonuses, he’s teamed with the One Tree Planted foundation to plant a 10,000 tree “Good Life Forest!” When you pre-order your copy of the book before the October 18th publication date, you’ll also be sponsoring a tree and doing good for the planet (and for you). You can get all the details at GoodLifeProject.com/book. Now, working with his wife and a world-class faculty, he runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where they produce a top-rated podcast channel and video-series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. Good Life Project also offers in-person and online events and trainings, including their annual 400+ person Camp GLP gathering. Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much. When not writing, teaching, building things or telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter. Coming from the typical schooling background, Jonathan continued his education to become a lawyer. After graduating law school, his body took a turn for the worst. Ending up in the hospital, Jonathan had some time on his hands to reevaluate life. Finding that two of his most passionate loves, were coming full circle: health and wellness and entrepreneurship, he decided to move forward with these new thoughts. Building his own businesses is what was next in line for Jonathan. He goes on to tell me that it was right around his late teens that he started asking himself “what are we all really here for?” and it was within the answer, that he knew he would go on to serve himself and his community on how to live a GOOD LIFE. Choosing his true passion over money, Jonathan knew it was the right choice to take a pay cut by following his dream, rather than staying in a profession that didn’t light up his life.You may attempt, but in the end you’ll realize that you can’t ever put a price tag on waking up happy. Steering towards a higher power to hear him out and be with him along the way, he tells us when this theory first started to set in. “ After becoming a Dad, I started asking more questions and exploring ancient philosophy and tradition. It’s built on the concept of one-ness.” With his new-found higher power and his wife by his side, Jonathan created the Good Life Project, a media and education venture. “Of course there are sucky days, but if you were to stop me on any given day and ask me “Are you living a good life?” my answer would be, OH YEAH!” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Living the good life Serving your community Choosing things that light you up Your potential Risk tolerant Your higher power Resources: How To Live a Good Life by: Jonathan Fields Just RELEASED!! Good Life Project Podcast (I also have an episode on his show there, check it out!) Jonathan’s adult “Summer Camp” at goodlifeproject.com for info & tickets For more tips on how to lead a happy and healthy life head on over to goodlifeproject.com or find him on Instagram @Jonathanfields. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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71: QUICKIE! The ONE THING Needed To Change Your Life

Oct 13, 2016 - 00:10:43

Long after our motivation and inspiration has simmered down, it’s our willingness and passion that brings a dream into reality. It’s the smaller, daunting tasks that we almost “hate” doing, that will separate the GREAT from the MEDIOCRE. I have found that wherever there has been fear or doubt, I have just had to be willing to see the situation a different way. We are given two options, every single day, for every single situation. We can choose to see things through love or through fear. As stated beautifully by Gabby Bernstein in her new book, The Universe Has Your Back. “There is only one thing required to change your life, and that is willingness.” The willingness to love, to lose weight, to take a giant step outside your comfort zone, maybe even to forgive someone that has been weighing you down for years. “Forgiveness is freedom for us. It’s not letting them off the hook, it’s letting us off the hook!” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Willingness Carrying out actions Courage Forgiveness Moving forward Support Resources: The Universe Has Your Back by: Gabrielle Bernstein Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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70: The KEY to LOCKING IN A HABIT with Geoff Woods

Oct 11, 2016 - 00:47:13

Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing Team. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. Fast forward just 10 months, Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the best selling book The ONE Thing. Geoff has been featured in Entrepreneur.com and is on a mission to teaching people how to live a life of focus so they can have more by doing less. S tarting out in medical device sales, Geoff has found that one of his biggest life transitions happened only about 18 months ago. It just goes to show you that, “it’s never too late!” Leaving a secure job, especially when the pay is substantial, isn't always easy. But what comes easily, isn't usually what’s “right.” Like many of us, Geoff knew something was off, something was missing from his day to day life. Unfortunately, yet luckily, two major events really hit Geoff right where he needed it. After witnessing a young colleague of his suffer a stroke and after receiving a 40% pay cut, it was time for him to make some serious life changes. “You are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn Surrounding yourself with those who can help you reach your goals is one of the fastest ways to success. After launching his own podcast The Mentee, in January 2015, doors of opportunity began to open, bringing him and his family to Texas to work with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan for “The ONE thing.” Flashing forward to today and the accomplishments he has made for himself, Geoff goes on to tell us about the important art of time blocking! “Every single day you are either marching towards your goals or stepping further away.” He teaches us that doing the same one thing a day may not seem significant, but if you stack it up over a period of time, as you know the day will come where you look in the mirror and not even recognize yourself. This could go one of two ways. The reflection you see in the mirror can be someone you've always wanted to be and who you are proud of, or someone you have lost sight of altogether. From this day forward, I am challenging you all to time-blocking. For yourself, your health, your ultimate goals and your dream life. “In all of our research it shows that it takes 66 days to form a habit.” Quit biting off more than you can chew. Whether it be your first time ever or not, set a goal, no matter the size and stick to it! Join the challenge and you can thank me later. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Making changes Facing Challenges Power Habits Commitment Time blocking Identifying your “one thing” Resources: The One Thing by: Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan timeblockingmastery.com The Mentee podcast You can find Geoff at GeoffWoods.com and all over “The One Thing” Facebook page. Be sure to pop in on some of his Facebook lives! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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69: QUICKIE! How To Become SUPERHUMAN

Oct 6, 2016 - 00:10:35

“If you can accept the worst that can happen to you and live with it, then you will become Superman/Superwoman. You can do anything because your mind doesn’t get in your way.” -Bob Parsons Creating the Bliss Project event was like entering into the world of the unknown. Coming from a solely fitness background, surrounding my career around mindfulness and the ability to teach it unto others, was at first, a scary thought. “Why would they want to listen to me? Where will I find my audience?” But I accepted the “worst” that could happen. Maybe no one would listen at all? Maybe no one would come? Guess what….This event has become my biggest prize possession thus far and we have sold out the 2017 event in just weeks of launching tickets! Face your fears, find your superpower and fly with it! “I’d rather a life full of 'oh wells!' than 'what if’s?'” -Unknown In This Episode You Will Learn: Acceptance Constant growth Facing fears Resources: Inc. Magazine theblissproject.info Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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68: Proof YOU Have Been Chosen for YOUR Mission with Kute Blackson

Oct 3, 2016 - 00:55:56

A charismatic visionary and transformational teacher, Kute Blackson offers a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Kute's multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father has spanned four different continents. His unique lineage lay the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual's true gifts and greatness. Though Kute was raised all over the world, he had always dreamed of life in America. As if by kismet, he won a green card just after finishing school in London. He came to America alone just months later, with no connections or prospects. When Kute arrived in Los Angeles, all he had to his name were two suitcases and the dream of seeking out the spiritual and self-help icons who had inspired him when he was a boy. Kute quickly learned that the "outside-in" approach favored by so many in the personal development space had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own method—a process that liberates the individual and the true self at the core and then pushes those gifts outward into the universe. This helps the individual get in touch with who they really are. It is a process of breaking free—so that the individual can live, give, and share the truest expression of their self. This is what Kute calls "Liberated Living." Colored with experiences from his own incredible journey, Kute’s debut book, You.Are.The.One., published by Simon & Schuster and released worldwide on June 7, 2016, shows readers how to unlock their true potential and live a life they love, through love. Kute is a next generation world leader out to awaken millions to Love and to Live their inspired destiny. Always obsessed with spirituality, starting at a young age, Kute had witnessed miracles that others have only dreamed of. His childhood and experiences have helped create the liberated man he is today. Around the age of eight, picking up his first self-help book, Kute began to ask the questions of “who are we, why are we here and what is the purpose of life?” Intrigued in spreading the answers, Kute also began speaking in front of thousands of people at his Father’s church’s. At only 14 years old, he became an ordained minister. Knowing that this wasn't his ultimate path and “want” in life, Kute was afraid to speak up, thinking he would lose the acceptance and love of his father and people around him. “After about four years of inner turmoil, I came to realization that I could follow the expected life, the save life, but if I became successful in everyone else's lives but not my own, then what was the point?” Kute shares with us his memories of sneaking out of his parents tiny apartment, and into the church, in the middle of the night, with the lights off, to practice speaking for 3-4 hours to empty chairs. “I would pour my heart out, speaking a message of inspiration and dreams, imagining souls in the chairs having real life transformations.” When 18 came around, Kute knew it was time to have the talk with his Father about leaving the ministry to follow his dreams. “Nothing was worth compromising my soul and compromising my happiness.” With one of the most inspiring stories, I am ecstatic to share his love and light with my audience. He reminds us that the universe is ours for the taking and “no” is not an answer. Ditch the excuses, take responsibility, and go out there and own your power! In This Episode You Will Learn: Miracles Spirituality Finding your purpose Acceptance Following your dreams Inspiration Owning your power Resources: You.Are.The.One By: Kute Blackson Get ahold of you power and follow Kute to continue to inspire you at kuteblackson.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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67: QUICKIE! Happiness Is INTENTIONAL

Sep 29, 2016 - 00:13:57

Learn how to live an INTENTIONAL life to work toward happiness.     Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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66: The Universe Has YOUR Back with GABBY BERNSTEIN

Sep 27, 2016 - 00:32:42

Gabrielle Bernstein has been named “a new thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz show, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. Gabrielle is the New York Times best-selling author of the books May Cause Miracles and Miracles Now. Her other titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie. In the fall of 2016 she will release her fifth book, The Universe Has Your Back. Gabrielle, a “spiritual activist” recently teamed up with Deepak Chopra to co-host the Guinness Book of World Re-cords largest group meditation. Youtube named Gabrielle one of 16 Youtube Next Video Bloggers, she was named one of Mashable’s 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration and she’s featured on the Forbes List of 20 Best Branded Women. She has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, Kathy Lee & Hoda, The Today Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson Live, Access Hollywood, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, Help Desk the cover of Experience Life Magazine and more. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear, To Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein is now available to purchase! As an avid reader of Gabby’s books, I will be the first to tell you, picking up a copy is a MUST. “I wrote this book now because I believe that we are living in such a scary time, that without some type of faith, of our own understanding, that we will spin out during these times.” It’s important to stay connect with a higher power. It’s not about the faith I believe in, or your best friend believes in, it’s about the power that gets YOU up in the morning. Gabby’s new book is a guide for peace, an easy-to-understand read to find your purpose and to serve. “When we are out of alignment with that loving energy and loving belief system, thats when we are in fear.” Filled with practices and tools, The Universe Has Your Back will shift you from fear to faith. Make sure to grab a copy today! Resources: The Universe Has Your Back by: Gabrielle Bernstein Wanderlust Workshop in Hollywood, CA with Gabby Bernstein (Grab tickets now! October 5th or 6th, 2016) For more on Gabrielle’s work visit www.Gabbyb.tv or join her social networking community HerFuture.com for women to empower, inspire and connect. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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65: QUICKIE! Find All Your ANSWERS By Asking This ONE QUESTION

Sep 22, 2016 - 00:11:23

“Never lose a holy curiosity” - Albert Einstein There’s no denial we are curious creatures, but it’s unfortunate how often we tend to ignore our curious tendencies. I truly believe that curiosity is what causes creation and creation is what makes the world go ‘round. Having a “safe place” or a network of people to be able to explore your curiosities, judgment free, is vital. “I believe that curiosities are our soul telling us which place to go to next.” Whether it is a comfort zone, or a completely new area, tapping into your inner curious feelings can lead you to indescribable adventures and achievements. “If there is something burning in your soul, keep that question if your forefront.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Curiosity Growing Creativity Desires Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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64: Tap Into YOUR INNER BADASS with Jen Sincero

Sep 20, 2016 - 00:46:37

Jen Sincero is a New York Times bestselling author, success coach, and motivational cattle prod who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her seminars, public appearances, newsletters, products and books. In 2011, she gave up her home in California to travel the planet indefinitely, encouraging as many people as possible “to live lives of unbridled awesomeness.” She is currently staying in New Mexico. Starting out as a freelance writer and “broke as joke” as she called it, she knew there was so much more for her to be doing on this earth and so much more money to be making, on this earth. “After decades of struggling and getting jobs here and there, I finally focused my energy on making money because it just wasn't happening for me.” It’s never too late to learn lessons, and Jen finally learned that actually focusing on a goal and taking the necessary steps towards it, is the only way to achieve higher accomplishments. Sitting around and wishing for it to fall from the sky, will never happen (although that would be pretty cool.) Deciding to dive into self-help, money making and coaching books, she devoted her time to understanding how it all can work for you, as long as your energy and effort is 100%. “That's how my book You Are a Badass happened. It was first me getting my act together and then teaching people how to get their act together.” She teaches us how to put off the opinions and judgements of others, no matter what. Getting uncomfortable with your situation is the #1 way to make things happen! “If you aren't ready to get uncomfortable, it’s not going to happen.” Our belief system can by our best friend or our worst night-mare. What we believe, is how we feel and how we feel then translates to how we act. “I had to change my thoughts about money and greed. I also how to change my beliefs about what people my think of me, especially my family.” Unsure on where to even begin, to find your inner badass? Becoming really clear with yourself and your personal goals is the easiest yet BIGGEST first step you can take. It’s about the willingness to be able to step away from the old “norm,” to create yourself one BADASS life. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Focusing energy Determination Self help Coaching Feeling uncomfortable Your INNER BADASS The Truths about money Resources: You Are a Badass by: Jen Sincero To learn more about Jen and her mission, visit JenSincero.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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63: QUICKIE! How to Create INTENTIONAL GROWTH

Sep 15, 2016 - 00:09:48

It’s not about going through things, its about GROWING through things. It is about setting goals, celebrating the small wins on the way to the big ones and setting yourself up for success, no matter the trial and errors. The people who are closest to us and see our full potential, are usually the ones who “test” us, not to mention the curve balls, the universe likes to throw at us every once in awhile. “Curve balls are just the universe saying; 'How bad do you really want it?!'” Intentional Growth (verb:) Purposely putting yourself in intimidating situations - Lori Harder In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding Inspiration Growing Becoming “that” person Accomplishing goals Setting yourself up for success Accepting life’s curve balls Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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62: The 3 Phases of Your Transformation with Zach Slobin

Sep 13, 2016 - 00:51:30

Madly in love with his wife. Natural philosopher. Producer of his own life. These three things pretty much sum up Zach Slobin and his insatiable desire to knock, question the everyday rules and then bend life to create massive freedom, joy, and abundance. After weathering life’s natural ups and downs, being lost in “finding his purpose,” and navigating through the inevitable entrepreneurial storms, he can tell you the stories of hitting several physical, emotional, spiritual and financial bottoms. He’s the athlete who almost went pro, but severe injuries kept him from his dream. He’s the top guy who walked away from a good corporate job (and the money), because it was suffocating. He’s the man who wouldn’t settle until he found his soulmate. And he’s the entrepreneur who was so committed to excellence, he created financial freedom at just 34 years of age. Grateful for the lessons all the losses have taught him, one thing is for sure–he can show you how to play the game of life and win it. As a Master Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Zach’s greatest thrill in life is showing people how to go from where they are to where they deserve to be by removing the BS lies they tell themselves, so they can be, do and have ANYTHING they desire. Flashing back with Zach to the ripe old age of 8, it was even then that he knew he’d one day become an entrepreneur. “All the kids were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Most said doctors, astronauts or lawyers, but when it was my turn, I said I don't know what I want to be, but I know I want to do a lot of things at once.” A year later, at only 9 years of age, Zach lost his best friend to Leukemia. It was during this tragic event, that had little Zach pondering why the world worked as it did. “I always knew there were greater truths, than what I was being offered.” During his high school days, Zach began to realize that maybe not everyone was as authentic as he wished, but even so, he decided from that point on he would be nothing less than 100% honest. As you can imagine, not conforming to what everyone else is doing at that age, isn't always simple, but taking the high road, Zach refused to change for anyone. Jumping forward to his early twenties, Zach moved to San Francisco and began to emerge himself into his career. At 23, he found himself working in a high-rise with a successful mortgage broker business partner. From the outside looking in, he looked set, especially for such a young adult…but he didn't stop there. A wise friend once told him “You can go through this or you can GROW through this.” Words that Zach continue to live by. Touching on the four realms in which we live in, he shares with us his daily habit that gets him going in the morning. “If I hit on all four categories, no matter what else is going on throughout my day, if I can just build the muscle of hitting those 4 areas, then I am building the muscle of serving my highest value.” Zach is the inspiration and motivation we have all been looking for, to follow our hearts and go after exactly what makes us happy, and nothing less. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Thinking differently Entrepreneurship Authenticity Life lessons Following your dreams Embracing the struggle The 4 realms Learn more about how to upgrade your life and never, ever settle at www.zachslobin.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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61: QUICKIE! "COMPARISON", The Fast Track to Unhappiness

Sep 8, 2016 - 00:13:35

“I generally find the comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one every compares themselves to someone else, and comes out even.” -Jack Canfield Have we all compared ourselves at some point or another? Of course! But what we are failing to realize, is that we are comparing someone’s “highlight reel,” to our reality and where we are right now. The motivation behind my morning Facebook lives with you all, is to show that we have to start before we are ready. It is not all about the kind of makeup we wear, or who's hair looks better, or even who's body is more fit, it’s to show that we are all human and there is no need to every compare apples to apples. “We should always feel safe enough to show up being exactly who we are!” Our life missions should be based around how fast we can forgive. That way we can move forward and back into a place of love, because everything stems from love. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Comparison Loving yourself Dealing with your cards Judgment Imperfection Letting go Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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60: Monetize Yourself with Nicole Walters

Sep 5, 2016 - 00:41:59

Monetize Thyself™ with Nicole Walters is a transformative lifestyle brand offering online training courses, consulting, mentorship, networking and a full suite of resources to help everyday people, brands and leaders realize their full potential. Nicole Walters is a Baltimore, MD transplant and Washington, D.C. native. She relocated the Baltimore area while attending The Johns Hopkins University and studying Political Science. Soon after, she entered the corporate world of Business Development and Marketing. Nicole has worked as a client-facing business executive for Fortune 500 companies in both sales and marketing for over 10 years. In her previous role with an S&P international healthcare organization, she managed business relationships with multi-billion dollar corporations and independently facilitated pitching, prospecting, and client relationship management in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Nicole brings her expertise in monetizing multi-billion dollar corporations to you – everyone from stay at home parents to small business owners can access her affordable and entertaining webinars and private monetization coaching. Using her trademarked Pitch & Pray™ method, Nicole will help you embrace the #monetizethyself™ mindset, and realize your brand’s fiscal goals. In just 11 months, Nicole has built herself a 7-figure business, as she tells us “Miracles happen and God is good!” As the daughter of two hard working immigrants, in inner-city DC, Nicole’s upbringing didn't always come with the mindset of “it’s always going to work,” that was something she had to teach herself. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a taxi driver. “One thing they did instill was keeping positivity, staying focused and that your income does not determine your outcome.” Flashing forward, Nicole jumped into entrepreneurship in a way I had yet to hear, up until now… This powerhouse lady quit her job via Periscope with thousands of people watching her live! She knew where her passion lie and she wasn’t about to give up the opportunity to jump for it. But the idea of being bigger and better had to start somewhere. She shares some of her pivotal childhood memories, riding in the front seat of the cab, with her Dad. “He pointed out a tall building and told me “You can have your name on the side of one, or you can get stuck cleaning one. The only difference is up to you.” You can hear in her voice, the confidence and self-love that she streams, enough to have led her into her dream and 7-figure salary life. “I just knew I couldn't live paycheck to paycheck.” Looking to become your own entrepreneur but scared to take the initial leap?! Let Nicole’s inspiring story lead you to your dream life. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Hard work Following your dreams Entrepreneurship Perseverance Using your resources Business building Resources: Monetize Thyself on Facebook NicoleWalters.tv You can find Nicole on Facebook @monetizethyself and get in touch with her and connect via her website at Nicolewalters.tv Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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59: How to HEAL Your BODY and Mind with Simple Daily Choices using The Earth Diet with Liana Werner-Gray

Sep 1, 2016 - 00:36:46

Liana Werner-Gray is a Best Selling Author for "The Earth Diet" published by Hay House including #1 on Amazon in 9 different categories. She is an advocate for natural healing using a wholesome diet and lifestyle. In 2009 Liana started an online blog in an attempt to break her 5-year addiction to junk food binge eating. She declared that for 365 days she would eat only foods directly from nature and called it "The Earth Diet". In 3 months Liana healed herself of many health conditions including a stage 1 golf ball size tumor in her lymphatic system, chronic fatigue, glandular fever virus and digestive issues. Liana found a way to have all her favorite foods but in a more natural way that nourished the body as well as hit the pleasure spots. Word of mouth spread as the best diet for weight loss (New Idea Magazine) where women could have their cake and eat it too, and she began lecturing and teaching about the Earth Diet internationally including teaching children at schools about making good choices. Liana has travelled to 17 countries. Liana has a weekly radio show every Wednesday 6pm EST on HayHouseRadio.com Liana and her work The Earth Diet have been featured globally on media including Fox News, Better TV, Woman's Own, News 12 (New York), Sirius XM, The Sun, Getty Images, The Telegraph, iTunes, Indian Times, The Hindu, Business Insider, Spirit & Destiny magazine, Natural Awakenings, Mind Body Green and more. Liana was born in Australia, raised in the outback and currently resides in New York City. Growing up in the outback of Australia, Liana was raised with a very natural upbringing. At the age of 18, she moved to Brisbane City and pursued a career in the arts: Entertainment and TV Production. Finally living on her own, not to mention in a big and modern city compared to the outback, Liana began eating junk foods she was not accustomed to as a child. More specifically, candy or “lollies” as they call is in Australia. “I enjoyed the sugar high it gave me, it was like a drug.” Whether it be drugs or alcohol. Liana knew that addiction ran in her family and her “drug of choice” was junk food, it was an unhealthy habit that she had to break. She had the mindset of “I’ll just start next Monday,” binge eating all the junk food she could until Monday popped up. A vicious cycle she dealt with for 5 years! Finally realizing that only she was in control of her body and what she fed it, Liana had a wake up call. A lump had appeared in her neck and continued to slowly grow. Taking herself first to a natural doctor, and then being recommended to the hospital, she knew it wasn't going to be a positive outcome. After the biopsies, Liana was told she had a stage-one tumor in her Lymphatic system, chronic fatigue and glandular fever. “I knew I had done it to myself, I had poisoned my body.” That’s when she took the first step. She declared to herself that enough was enough and from then on, she would treat her body with respect. Starting out as a blog, Liana turned her passion of food into the book, “The Earth Diet.” Make sure to tune in to hear Liana’s healthy eating tips and grab a copy of her absolutely amazing & life-changing book! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Impulses Cravings Addiction Breaking bad habits Healthy food Finding balance Resources: Hay House Radio The Earth Diet by Liana Werner-Gray TheEarthDiet.com For more information on Liana, visit theearthdiet.com or you can find her on all social media outlets under The Earth Diet! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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58: STAND OUT, Find Your VOICE and Learn how to Brand Yourself in a Unique Way with Rachel Pesso

Aug 29, 2016 - 00:46:22

Rachel Pesso is a brand experience designer who’s spent the past 8 years helping incredible, passion-fueled entrepreneurs and companies make a massive impact on this planet with their big dreams, and even bigger hearts. With a blend of high-level strategy, collaboration, and deep love, she create websites, eBooks, and other visual elements that move people. Rachel believes passion should lead every step of our lives. “The things we love - exploring the world, telling stories, transforming perspectives and spending time with the people who matter most, should never come second to the way we work. They should be woven into the fabric of every step, every offering, and every heart beat of your brand and vision.” Those elements, are exactly what she pours into the brands she creates. Thanks to Rachel, the process of rebranding my business and re-vamping my website has been smooth sailing and absolutely incredible. She truly makes your dream vision a reality. “I knew that I had to bring Rachel on my show today, because I know my brand struggles are the same as everyone else’s. She has the capability of taking your massive message, and making it pretty.” Thinking of starting a brand? Or in the midst of one now and not sure where to take your next step? Well ladies and gentlemen, your prayers have been answered! Rachel is a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine to work with. From the beginning stages, to the finished masterpieces, Rachel will dive into your project, head-first with you. Always on track with the latest trends, she is able to capture the work of giants with a mix of your personal touch. “One area where I really do think I am unique, is that I truly have a collaborative process. We really start off together through this journey.” From Pinterest boards, to color schemes and fonts, textures and photoshoots, Rachel is a one-stop-shop. She is the beautiful mastermind behind the Lori Harder Brand and she’s ready and able to rock your brand as well! “Its great to focus on one thing, but something I work on with all my clients, is how to tell the whole story.” “Create. Inspire. Move people.” -Rachel Pesso In This Episode You Will Learn About: Branding Clarity Website design Making dreams a reality Inspiration Creation Brand Planning Resources: Learn more about Rachel's Brand Discovery Guide Here! Buy The Guide Now Here Are you ready to make your vision your reality? Visit Rachel at rachelpesso.com for a glimpse of what she can do for you! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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57: Go From Tragedy to Legendary Life with Ted Ryce

Aug 25, 2016 - 00:41:33

Personal trainer, peak performance coach and podcaster Ted Ryce has overcome a tremendous amount in his quest to live a legendary life. Ryce has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, busy professionals and celebrities, including Richard Branson, Ricky Martin and Robert Downey Jr. He helps his clients develop and stick with high-performance habits that help them manage stress and adversity and lead more successful lives. His philosophy is that being a high-performance person, one who chases and achieves their biggest goals, isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity to survive and thrive in the modern world. His path to becoming a high-performance person was beset by tragedy he needed to overcome. After losing his Mother in high school and spiraling into a darker place, Ted opens up with us about the beginning stages to his life and career, and how personal tragic events in his past have brought him to where he is now. Barely passing high school, by the skin of his teeth, Ted was accepted into a University where he there endured yet another tragic event. Receiving the news that his 9 year old brother had disappeared, put him into a tail spin. Because of his renowned parents, the news of his brother went national, catching the eyes of Bill Clinton, who was then president, and even Oprah. “I fell apart, emotionally and physically.” Ted knew that these life events would either bring him down to ground zero, or somehow assist in re-building himself up, bigger and better than ever. He followed his heart to where he found relief, in fitness, and eventually began to share his love for health & wellness, and message with others. “Fitness saved my life and I mean that literally.” Whether they are smaller or larger, up until now we have all endured life struggles and Ted is the perfect example of how to turn “a mess into a message.” Have you ever asked yourself “Why me?!” Well you're not alone! Tune in to hear Ted’s relatable life stories and how fitness truly changed his mind, body and soul. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Health Fitness Coaching Overcoming tragedy Mess as a message Resources: The Legendary Life Podcast with Ted Ryce legendarylifepodcast.com/coaching For more tips and advice on how to make this one life of yours legendary, you can find Ted at legendarylifepodcast.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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56 Get More CONFIDENCE NOW with Arriane Alexander

Aug 22, 2016 - 00:50:25

Arriane Alexander is The Rock Your Life Coach with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She helps female entrepreneurs and businesswomen step into new possibilities so they can create a life and career they’ve always dreamed of. She spent over 12 years as a high level executive in the fashion business and walked away from that successful career to follow a heartfelt dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry and as a transformational Life Coach. Today, she works consistently as an Actor on TV shows like Justified, Grey’s Anatomy and The People vs O.J. Simpson. On top of that, she is the Host of two TV shows, and booked numerous commercials. In other words, she’s created the life of her dreams, and as a Rock Your Life coach for over a decade, she helps women do the same in a fun, inspired, and transformative way. She works with women all over the world –Entrepreneurs, Health and Fitness Experts, and Executive Business Women to help them overcome their fears, self-doubt and any other obstacles blocking their path, to create the foundation for their new life, and a journey to take them there. Is it risky? Of course it is. Without risk, there’s no life, no excitement, and no happiness. There’s no fun, either. But once a woman starts taking risks, once she start taking bold actions, she will discover that what she thought of as impossible is suddenly within your reach. She will do things she's never done before, and wonder, “Who is this confident, radiant, and fabulous person?” It’s her. It’s been her all along, and Arriane is with her every step of the way to Rock Her Life. So excited to have the blonde, brilliant and beautiful Arriane, here with me today. I believe her message is so important and worth hearing, especially for those of you who may need help stepping into our feminine energy and allowing their confidence to shine through. Arriane is the epitome of confidence and for those of you who attended The Bliss Project last year, you also know she is the perfect teacher of self-love as well. Growing up taller than the girls in her grade or group of friends, Arriane learned how to carry herself confidently from a young age. Whether she stood out because of her height or because of the air she carried about, one thing she knew for sure was that nothing would break her confidence streak. Like most things, her feeling of worthiness and confidence didn't hit its peak until she got older, because like everything else, it is a practice. “I dealt with what was given to me and ended up making my first brand out of the hand I was dealt, called 'Big, Blonde and Beautiful.'" She reminds us that everything we want to be is on the other side of fear. We must step out of our comfort zone while owning our perfections AND our flaws simultaneously. Although the confidence look may come natural to her, she knows that it may not be like that for others, which is why she decided to become a life coach teaching women just like you and me how to love ourselves, not just 50% but 100%, wholly. “I wake up every morning asking myself how can I serve in a powerful way today? And how can life use my gifts and talents to support others for their upliftment?” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Confidence Owning your flaws Feminine energy Stretching yourself passed your comfort zone Building and practicing confidence Trust Resources: www.arrianefreebie.com The Bliss Project: theblissproject.info ArrianeAlexander.com So many ways to catch up with Arriane! First and foremost www.arrianealexander.com, but also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @arrianealexander and Snapchat @arrianalex Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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55: Thriving in BUSINESS and FAMILY LIFE with Amber Lilyestrom

Aug 18, 2016 - 00:45:17

Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding and business coach, writer, mamapreneur and passionate soul on a mission. She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. From idea conception to the construction of the business and all of techie bits in between, Amber assists new entrepreneurs in changing the world, one beautiful brand at a time. Having met Amber years ago, via my old site busygirlhealthylife.com and then again at a fitness camp some time after, I am ecstatic to talk to her today about all the evolution she has gone through since then! Curious at a young age about the business world and how it all worked, Amber knew entrepreneurship was in her DNA. Starting out as her Mom’s little helper, showing and talking to the crowds about their purebred Himalayan and Persian cats, Amber went from the crazy cat girl to a business and branding genius. Finding inspiration through her college years and her soccer team, she found herself to be a natural-born leader. “I think of it as all the dots in our lives coming together and creating our path for us.” Fast forwarding to an extremely pivotal time on Amber’s life, she speaks about her difficulties during the birth of her child and how those extreme moments in the hospital bed lead her new awakenings and realizations. Shortly after bringing home her new and healthy baby, Amber decided to leave her corporate job and begin the journey as a “Mamapreneur,” knowing that the mix of being a new Mom and a business woman, was exactly where her passions lie. “It’s my life and I get to write the rules for how this thing is going to go, from here on out.” From being an amazing mother to a kick-ass entrepreneur, Amber continues to be an inspiration in all areas of the spectrum. She proves to us women, that you don't just have to be one thing or another, but that following your life’s path will eventually lead you to exactly where you are meant to be. “You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.” -Unknown In This Episode You Will Learn About: Entrepreneurship Business Brand building Creating your path Listening to your calling Is your soul on a mission too? Check out more about the beautiful and talented Amber at amberlilyestrom.com and be sure to listen to her podcast The Soul-Fueled CEO. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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54: Propel Your Life FORWARD, FAST, by Focusing on the ONE THING with Jay Papasan

Aug 15, 2016 - 00:46:33

Jay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the National Best-seller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal best-seller list. Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit,HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial. Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. Growing up and going through the “normal” steps as most adolescents do, Jay went from high school, to college, to working in New York in search of his passion. Noticing that he had been living in his comfort zone, Jay set himself up for a challenge. He quit smoking and decided to run his first marathon. “It opened up a spotlight, that if I really devote myself to something for a long period of time, something extraordinary will happen.” Focus and determination was the thought process now, behind all that Jay set out to do. It’s a good lesson for all of us to learn, that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. “I started to say “yes” and I meant it.” Jay is a great example of an all-around success. As he says in the interview, he started saying yes to all conscious decisions and hasn't looked back since. Jay continues to keep a healthy marriage, a healthy business and an in-general healthy lifestyle. I think we under estimate how much opportunity life has for us. Thankfully, Jay is on today to remind us to get out there and chase these opportunities, with of course, the “better you” in mind. “If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no!” Time is the most valuable currency, spend it wisely. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Opening new doors Challenging yourself Setting goals Focus Celebrating the small success’ Experiencing limits Opportunity Resources: The1thing.com JayPapasan.com You can learn more about Jay at jaypapasan.com or on Twitter @jaypapasan. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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53: QUICKIE! Being OPEN in LIFE

Aug 11, 2016 - 00:13:45

Open: having no means of closing or barring. It’s human nature to feel comfortable, whether it be in your relationship or your position at work, the workout class you take each morning etc…but the growth that we all crave and need comes from being open-minded to new life, new adventures. At first this may seem off and unfamiliar, like it doesn’t quite fit the perception we had around it. Is it fair to say that we may have even set a “prejudgment” about a certain topic? I’m sure we are all guilty of this at one point or another. “A lot of the time, our perceptions are blocking us from exactly what we need.” A lesson to be learned and one that isn't always easy, is that when putting others down or making someone/something feel “less than,” it’s really just a reflection of ourselves. “If I feel myself judging anyone, I ask myself, which part of me feels like I am lacking that I am looking for a flaw in them, so I can measure myself against it and attempt to win. Which never happens.” It’s time to take the blinders off. In This Episode You Will Learn: Open-mindedness Clarity Seeking new things Erasing prejudgment Elevation Triggers Mindfulness Resources: virtuesproject.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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52 What Makes a HAPPINESS EXPERT, HAPPY with Gretchen Rubin

Aug 8, 2016 - 00:52:52

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” The podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015.” Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Starting out in the filed of law, Gretchen started to realize the difference between a position and a passion. She held a renowned position clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, but knew her passion was really in writing, which led her to become a New York Time’s Best Selling Author. Lucky for us, this brought me one of my favorite reads ever, The Happiness Project. “A happiness problem, is a habits problem” Gretchen not only shares with us her beginnings, but also her on-going journey to a happy, healthy and more productive life. These are all the things she portrays in her podcast and books and helps others just like us, achieve. Becoming aware of our thoughts and mindset is one sure way of also becoming happier. Placing gratitude around all things instead of worry and fear will bring on more blessings than you could imagine. “It’s not about the things you have to do, its about the things you get to do.” We then start to realize it has nothing to do with having the glass half empty, or half full, its more about having the glass in general. She gives us the reminder to treasure each moment, and that even if something is unpleasant, it will be over soon. “The days can seem long, but the years are short.” Gretchen points out, that there is no one thing, that makes someone “happy.” Each habit must be personal, it has to coincide with what is true to you. With that being said, creating habits around the things that make you happy, whether small or large can change a mediocre life, to a rockstar world! We’re riding that happiness train, climb aboard! In This Episode You Will Learn About: Following your passions Happiness at home Creating habits Living happier, healthier and more productive lives Being aware of your thoughts Gratitude Perspective Resources: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin Happier with Gretchen Rubin Podcast Get your daily dose of happy at GretchenRubin.com and follow her on Twitter @gretcehnrubin. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com  

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51 QUICKIE! The POWER of MINDFULNESS

Aug 4, 2016 - 00:12:58

Seek and you shall find. Today’s episode is meant to motivate the mind. It’s important to know that things do not just fall from the sky and into our laps. Seeking and therefore going after, is what will get you the prize. “To be truly mindful is an inner peace practice. It is a releasing practice, a letting go practice.” You are only in charge of YOU. After listening to one of my other favorite podcasts today Lewis Howes School of Greatness, I heard his guest say “Our control ends at our finger tips.” Being mindful of this will allow you to then control your reactions, greaten your experiences and allow you to find your inner peace. “That’s the difference between making heaven on earth, or hell on earth.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Seeking and finding Peeling back the layers Mindfulness Awareness Letting go Control Resources: virtuesproject.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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50 Your Internal Guide to OPTIMAL HAPPINESS and HEALTH with Zen Cryar-DeBrucke

Aug 2, 2016 - 00:30:37

Zen Cryar-DeBrücke is an internationally renowned inspirational teacher, speaker, author and coach. Her passion is teaching people to tap into their innate inner guidance to generate consistent, successful results in life. The result is replacing exhaustion, anxiety, fear and dread with ease, joy, flow and fulfillment. Zen's programs have helped thousands of people all over the world transform their lives for the better, with sustained positive changes in their business and personal lives. Her compassion radiates through her work, and her style is down to earth, practical, humorous and wise. The key to her success came when she decoded her own Internal Guidance System (IGS) and learned that everyone was born with a factory installed Inner GPS. She provides direct experience of the IGS through her courses, speaking, coaching and books. Zen is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, which is made up of leaders, CEOs, movie producers, speakers, authors, and others who are changing the world and having a huge impact. TLC includes such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Steven Covey, and Marianne Williamson. Her best-selling book, Your Inner GPS: Use your Internal Guidance to find happiness, health and satisfaction, illustrates how to tune in to and follow our own natural-born instinct for fulfillment and how to let this inner wisdom guide us straight to success. She was a founder and CEO of one of the first Internet design companies in the world. The company, in a four-year period, quickly grew from $250,000 to $4,000,000. She is known for creating innovative online strategies that are simple and work for fortune 500 companies, including Applied Materials, IBM, Electronic Arts, BP and VISA. Taking tips off of an old school cassette that was given to her in 1993, Zen opens with describing to us how “Each of us has an internal guidance system that expands when we are on track with what we desire to happen, and contracts when we don’t.” I‘m sure we can all somehow correlate to this statement, which brings us to our next point, finding that personal quality about yourself that you've been meaning to “change,” but just haven't gotten around to yet. Deciding not to start small, but to jump right in, Zen shares with us her personal trait she knew had to go…jealousy. “I always felt myself get jealous when I saw my boyfriend talking to other women, but it turns out, through using my internal guidance system, that I wasn't jealous. I was insecure.” “I started looking at my own value, the things that I brought to the table” It’s important to make sure you are working on the right thing, she tells us, to know the difference between issues and what the next steps are to finding and following your IGS (inner guidance system.) Zen then walks us through a short meditation to allow us to feel the difference between telling ourselves we do NOT have an internal guidance system and then the lightening of telling ourselves, that we DO have an internal guidance system. Although this may be new to most, it is a great first step to learning how to listen to your body. Comparing it to the “hot & cold game” we used to play as young kids, Zen says that the IGS works similarly. Just like in the game, when you were getting closer the the object you want you are opening yourself up, but when you were drifting away or otherwise “losing” you are contracting and closing yourself off, which is never the feeling we ultimately want. We all have an IGS, it’s about time you look for yours. You know what they say once you do… “Finders, keepers.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Your Internal GPS (IGS) Optimal happiness and health Listening to your body Jealousy vs. insecurity The contrast between expanding and contracting Understanding how your mind works Finding inner peace Resources: Your Inner GPS: Use Your Internal Guidance to Find Happiness, Health and Satisfaction by Zen Cryar-DeBrucke ZenInAMoment.com Looking for more guidance on how to find your own, find her at zeninamoment.com for coaching and training. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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049 QUICKIE! NORMAL is BORING

Jul 28, 2016 - 00:07:46

What is normal and who would ever want to be it? It’s like picking vanilla over mint chocolate chip at the ice-cream shop…YUCK! Life, we only get one of those. It is time to make it everything you’ve always wanted. There is no right way to hold a relationship or marriage, no “perfect” way to dress, no correct subject to study in school, no religion is better than the other etc… It’s solely about what sets your soul on fire. Thinking outside of the box and blazing our own path in life, is what makes the world go ‘round. “Go explore the edges, that is where life happens, at the edges!” In This Episode You Will Learn: Normal in boring Living outside the box Trail blazing your own life’s path The big idea Living your purpose Being authentic no matter what others think Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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048 Get ALL DAY ENERGY, FAST with Yuri Elkaim

Jul 26, 2016 - 00:50:17

Yuri Elkaim is a nutrition, fitness, and fat loss expert and the NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet. A former professional soccer player turned health crusader, he's most famous for helping people who've tried everything to lose weight and get in great shape, with little success, finally achieve breakthrough results. Yuri is on a mission to empower 10 million people to greater health by 2018 by making fit and healthy simple again. At a young age, Yuri found his interest in health and fitness through playing sports. Traveling and competing at the highest level that he could, he went on to play professional soccer by the time he reached his early twenties. “I never understood why people wouldn't want to be healthy and active. It’s such a great way of living.” He was healthy and stereotypically “fit” looking on the outside, but it took him awhile to realize that his athletic-built body, was actually just a mask to what was going on internally. Yuri later found out he had Eczema, Asthma, digestive issues and extremely low energy levels, causing him to fall asleep in class and finding it hard to concentrate on important issues. Adding to his list of health issues, at the age of 17 Yuri began losing all of his hair due to an auto-immune disease known as Alopecia. He then knew something had to change about his lifestyle or the way he had been eating. “I had been eating a lot of junk food. Not a lot of vegetables and not a lot of fruits.” Although he was extremely knowledgable in the fitness aspect of health, since he had played sports his whole life both for fun and professionally and was also a personal trainer on the side, Yuri says he was quite clueless on the nutrition spectrum. As soon as he changed his diet, he began to notice extreme changes. The Eczema and Asthma diminished and he started to grow all of his hair back. “It was unbelievable. It was an eye-opening experience for me.” Yuri’s drive to help millions of others has stemmed from his own health challenges. Enjoying the fact that he was helping people daily, as their personal trainer, he knew he wanted more from it. He wanted not to only help a handful, but millions at once which is why he turned to that internet for fast access to spreading his word, tips, diets and basic health knowledge. A quick tip he shares with us today, is one I hope you all write down. “Getting rid of allergenic foods and adding a ton of plant-based foods to your diet,” is what Yuri found to do the trick. “It doesn’t mean you have to be vegetarian or vegan,” he says, but adding mostly plant-based foods to anyones diet is the best thing you can do." “There is no secret sauce. It’s not a magic pill you've never heard of before. It’s the same old boring stuff, but it’s the reality that it works.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: All day energy Health tips Nutrition facts Fitness Auto immune diseases and other health issues Elevating your health Plant-based foods How food and energy intertwine Resources: The All-Day Energy Diet by Yuri Elkaim The All-Day Fat Burning Diet by Yuri Elkaim For more tips and guidance, visit yurielkaim.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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047 QUICKIE! Self-Care Amongst CHAOS!

Jul 21, 2016 - 00:13:20

Do you find yourself traveling a lot? Maybe for work, maybe for pleasure, or maybe your everyday schedule has somehow just become more hectic. Well…join the club! Today’s quickie is to remind you how to sustain self care, even when times get crazy. In just a little over one month’s time, I have traveled to 5 different cities. Being someone who enjoys habit and daily routine, this tends to throw me off track and being off track can lead towards crappier food choices, less time for workouts/meditation and occasionally an extra cocktail or two. I’m all about the extra cocktail or two, don’t get me wrong, but creating and continuing self-care during chaos is extremely important. “I want to enjoy my life no matter what time it is. I don’t want to be waiting to be home, or waiting to be back in my routine, I want to be in the NOW!” Realizing the positive things that recharge you, is the best way to stay on track. Of course taking the easy way out would be well…easy, but thats not what we are here for. Nothing good comes from “easy.” “Every opportunity is an opportunity to get stronger.” Feeling crazy and chaotic may not be your favorite feeling. Hopping on and off planes for work may not be the way you wanted you week to go, but each day we are blessed enough to rise and shine, is an opportunity to make it your own! Find your normalcy. Pack it up. Take it with you. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Self care Embracing the chaos Creating positive habits Self awareness of the NOW Maximizing the moment Finding normalcy while traveling Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com   bm35h2hj

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046 America's #1 Success Coach's Principles with Jack Canfield

Jul 18, 2016 - 00:44:30

I am SO honored to be interviewing another one of my absolute biggest mentors and daily inspiration, Jack Canfield. As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of more than 123 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise (and over 500 million copies in print worldwide), Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success. Behind the empire Time Magazine called the "Publishing Phenomenon of the Decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams. Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally---sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations. Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing specific methodologies and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results. His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Jack opens up with a little hint of his personal life and a list of grateful’s. From his health, to family and wife, three year old nephew and his amazing business team that guides his dreams daily. Continuing to follow his life’s work is what he intends to do, no matter his age. “I am grateful for my health. I’ll be 72 in August and I feel like I'm 50!” In the midst of writing his next book (along with all the other incredible things he brings to us,) Jack reminds us that everything we do in life, at the end of the day, steams from love. It is truly the ultimate choice, love or fear? “When we come from fear we end up with yucky, messy results. When we come from love everything seems to work.” Finding and following your true, loving purpose is the main topic of todays show with Jack. As quoted from Stephen Covey, “You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder and realize the ladder was leaving against the wrong wall.” The path you choose in life should steam from your passions and what brings you pure happiness, so that you may then be a service to others. Many have chosen based on ego, or money and appearance, but no amount of money could amount to the feeling of bliss. There is no big or small purpose or goal. there is just different. Each job, each path we take is what makes us unique and able to serve the world through authenticity. Not only is Jack goal orientated and focus driven, but he is also extremely spiritual. He shares with us how meditation has become a large part of his daily routine and how it even brought him the name of one of his biggest accomplishments to this day, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today, he encourages us to take risks. Examine your fears, weigh out the options and trust in the higher power that everything will fall into place they way it was meant to. Hungry for more in your life? Sit here, have some chicken soup. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Choosing to do what you love Following your dreams Principles for success Love or fear? Your Unique purpose Spirituality Masterminding Resources: Chicken Soup for the Soul Time Magazine The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want to Be Awakening Power by Jack Canfield Train the Trainer Program The Secret (2006) LoriHarder.com/jack for Jack's FREE 10 Day Transformation Class Maximize your potential at jackcanfield.com and make sure to check out his calendar, for live events near you! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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045 Creativity, Writing and Yoga with Janna Hockenjos

Jul 14, 2016 - 00:53:11

Janna Hockenjos is a published author and a full time yoga teacher living in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and their Golden Retriever. The summer Janna Leyde turned 14, her father was in a near fatal car accident that changed everything she knew. Upon earning her BA at Wittenberg University, Janna moved to New York City where she received her masters degree in magazine journalism at NYU and spent the her twenties in New York City, learning the in and outs of magazine writing and publishing. In 2011, she left the industry to become a yoga teacher and write her first book, He Never Liked Cake, a coming of age memoir that tells the story of growing up with her father’s traumatic brain injury. Three years later she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to continue her writing and yoga career and publish her second book, Move Feel Think: Yoga for Brain Injury, PTSD, and Other Forms of Trauma. Janna is the owner of Inhale Pittsburgh, a yoga studio located in downtown Pittsburgh. She also represents her community as a lululemon ambassador with a passion to bring the physical and mental benefits of yoga to the brain injury, PTSD, veteran, and trauma population on both local and national levels. When she is not on her mat, she works as a freelance writer, her works appearing in magazines such as Time Out New York and SELF and websites such as mindbodygreen.com, brainline.org, and NEXT Pittsburgh. She is an influential advocate for traumatic brain injury awareness and is frequently is a guest speaker at TBI conferences sharing her experiences. Much like our mutual friend Gabby Bernstein, another amazing guest on Earn Your Happy, Janna started her career in NYC attending grad school at NYU for Magazine Journalism. Continuing your education and attempting to find a good job during the economic fall was difficult, which lead her to begin in advertising and party planning in the city that never sleeps. Looking ahead to the future, Janna realized that although the top of the ladder in the magazine industry looked fun and glamorous, it just wasn't for her. A new life path was in need, which meant personal brainstorming and soul searching. “I’m a word person, I like words. Words, repetition and lists help me plow through life. It was the words 'love over fear' that really had me choosing things based what I loved and the people that I loved, instead of things I was afraid of or doubtful that would come true.” Janna was looking to serve the world. She wanted to take what set her soul on fire and share it with others, which brought her to writing her first book and practicing yoga. “It’s about getting comfortable with what’s uncomfortable and thats what I like to work with.” As Janna tells us, you just need to show up in life, for yourself. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, just get there. "Everything is hard and unfamiliar the first time we do it." In This Episode You Will Learn: About choosing your life’s work About following your happiness The power of Love over Fear How to serve the world with your talents About forgiving your past How to clear space in your life More about Yoga Resources: He Never Liked Cake by Janna Hockenjos Move Feel Think: Yoga For Brain Injury, PTSD, and Other Forms of Trauma by Janna Hockenjos Add More -ing by Gabrielle Bernstein Learn more about Janna and all the wonderful things she does for her community at jannahockenjos.com and follow her on Instagram/Twitter @jannacabana. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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044: The 4 Steps to Your F-YES LIFE with Ruby Fremon

Jul 11, 2016 - 00:33:27

Thankfully for my like-minded tribe, I had the honor to meet Ruby through Gabrielle Bernstein, earlier this year in New York City. Ruby Fremon is a coach, catalyst, and ignitor. She helps people radically boost self love so they can take back their power and create lives that make them ridiculously happy. Ruby empowers her clients to shift into the belief that they can have it all without sacrificing a damn thing. What makes Ruby a truly dynamic coach, is her ability to blend together practicality with spirituality while delivering her message in a loving, no-bullshit format. This fusion helps her clients create massive life shifts that stick. Let's cut straight to the point, just like Ruby’s happiness approach. Why beat around the bush, when the life you've always imagined is waiting on you? Quit pressing the snooze button. It’s time to rise and shine!! Ruby tells us how she took her life from self loathing, to nothing but self love. She hasn't always had the life we see now and she is more than willing to share her shift, in hopes it can shift you too. From a past of addiction and relationship abuse, Ruby woke up one morning to finally place the pieces together. All of these terrible situations must have a common denominator…herself. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” -Unknown Women, men, children, listen in. Ruby and I are here today to preach these three simple words with massive meaning. YOU. ARE. WORTHY. “It finally occurred to me that if I have the power to say yes, then I also have the power to say no. I also have the power to choose something different.” I’m sure we can all confess staying in a situation one way or another because it was “comfort-able.” It may have been what your major was in college, or your job, your romantic relationship or even just a friendship. Either way we can all raise our guilty hand, we are human. But no more ladies and gentlemen. Take out those rubber boots and find your way out of the BS muddy situation you may be in. There is no better time than now. “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the pre-sent.” -Unknown In This Episode You Will Learn: 4 steps to creating your “F YES” life How to quit the “pity party” attitude Escaping abuse Self-love Finding your worth Accepting where you are at Becoming what you want to attract Resources: RubyTV on YouTube www.IAmRu.by Looking to become ridiculously happy? Find Ruby at www.iamru.by. Still wanting a little more Ruby love? Follow her on SnapChat @iamrubyxo and @iamruby on Instagram. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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Episode 43: QUICKIE! Throw Out Your Big Goal!

Jul 7, 2016 - 00:10:47

Today’s episode may contradict what you’ve heard before. But Hey! “In order to get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.” - Unknown Give yourself a minute to think of the bigger picture, your biggest goal. Great. Now ditch it! Cut it up, throw it away, start your BBQ grill with it, whatever it takes. My quickie today is meant to teach you that it’s not just about the destination, its more about the journey. Confused? let me break it down for you. Is your biggest goal right now, to get that “Summer body?” While keeping the big one in the back of your mind, you must also realize that all the smaller goals that get you there are just as big, if not bigger! You can’t get that body without first taking yourself to the gym 3-4x per week, or cooking those healthy meals. So my point is to not hurt yourself over the MAIN goal, but to focus on all the little particles that will help you reach it! “It’s about finding the joy in taking those simple actions.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Choosing your big goal Taking action Enjoying the journey to reach it Forgetting the worry and failures How to work backwards to achieve your goals Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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Episode 42: From the Depths of Suffering to Loving Yourself Fully with Kate O'Brien

Jul 5, 2016 - 00:58:47

Kate has gone to the depths of human pain, hitting rock bottom twice after an emotionally turbulent & violent upbringing. She overcame huge barriers, including anorexia, bulimia, depression & a drug addiction to go on to become a national leader in her field as a registered nurse, speaking at international health conferences, being nominated for a special regional health award for her national work in training doctors & nurses throughout New Zealand as powerful change agents & was a finalist for the New Zealand Emerging Speaker of the Year in 2013. She received high accolades for her work as a national project manager with her work being featured at national conferences. Despite a thriving career, Kate let it all go to pursue her life calling of empowering billions globally by combining heart and strategy. She founded GameChangerLive, her 2-day highly acclaimed transformational workshop which is run through Australasia & South East Asia, and her three month advanced breakthrough program, GameChanger High Performance. Alongside her husband Henare, she co-founded the GameChanger Global SummitTM, an annual event connecting the top thought leaders of our generation. On her stage, she attracts luminary greats such as Jack Canfield, John Gray, Brendon Burchard, Marci Shimoff, Dr John Demartini, T Harv Eker, Gregg Braden, Brandon Bays, Sonia Choquette, Eben Pagan and many, many more. Kate navigates her roles of mother, wife, spiritual partner, coach, speaker and author with a huge amount of commitment and love. She commits each day to stepping up further & further into her highest potential and use the gifts she was given to make a difference on the planet. Going back through Kate’s younger years, it is hard to hear some of the things she endured at such a young age. I sit here today with an open mind and heart for Kate and other women who I am sure can relate on various different levels. The vulnerability Kate shows on this podcast, is overwhelming in such an inspirational and beautiful manner. Taking her “mess” and therefore finding her incredible message is what I hope everyone listening today will do for themselves as well. Kate teaches us that no matter how dark your past may be, there is always, always, always a light at the end of the tunnel. “I actually wake up on a daily basis and cannot wait to get into my life, it is exciting” Showing up each day and stepping full force into the work is how Kate eventually found her life’s true meaning. “I’m not telling you that it’s going to be easy, but I am telling you that it is going to be worth it.” -Unknown Learn how to differentiate between the two voices we all have inside of us. There is the “noise” and then there is the actual “voice,” Kate says. The noise is all the fear and worry that consumes us, which to some, can manifest into very serious situations. Then there is the voice, the intuitive part of us that knows something greater. Treasure that voice, for it’s truly a gift. If anything, allow Kate to be that shot of inspiration that runs through your veins and reminds you daily that everything can be reached and achieved, if you only put your mind to it. In This Episode You Will Learn About: Eating disorders Overcoming struggles Loving yourself fully Forgiving your past Breakthroughs Finding the message in your mess Making a difference Resources: GameChanger Global Summit GameChanger Live Looking to learn more on how to forgive your past and set your future on fire? Follow up with Kate O’brien at henareandkate.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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041 Love LOST, Life FOUND with Alpha Female Robyn Baldwin

Jun 30, 2016 - 00:50:53

Robyn Baldwin is an Alpha Female and a Work / Life Harmony Strategist. She is a full-time Marketing Manager, a fitness/lifestyle blogger at RobynBaldwin.com, a former CFL cheerleader and fitness competitor, a published fitness model, a freelance writer, a future best selling author, a brand ambassador, a sponsored athlete and a podcaster.   With a passion for fitness, Robyn loves running, weight lifting, has taught spin and coached beginner runners. She’s also a yogi and has been practicing for over 10 years. She now spends the majority of her spare time training for obstacle course racing. She also calls herself an MS Warrior after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2014. What is an “Alpha Female” you ask? Well, you're about to find out, from the fascinating powerhouse herself. Being an alpha female is a beautiful thing. It gives you the extra title of being strong and majestic and while it can be intimidating to some, it’s really quite a marvelous trait to have. Robyn tells us some of the common female struggles she has come across, or been asked about, and shares with us tips and advice of how to overcome these struggles. “I find there are 2 common themes. One is trying to be nicer to ourselves, learning to do less, be less of a perfectionist and truly being okay with outcomes…accepting the seasons of our lives and the second, is being nicer to ourselves, physical fitness wise.” Sometimes just going for a long walk rather than a crazy workout at the gym, is just what the doctor ordered. Noticing and owning your Alpha is what Robyn instills. Grabbing the bull by the horns, with or without the permission of others around you, is what life is all about. “I may not always be embraced, but I would rather be respected than always completely loved.” We are all a mixture of masculine and feminine energy, some more than others. Reeling in the nurturing and caring side of an Alpha female isn't always the easiest, but it can potentially create an absolute unstoppable woman. “I’m always testing my limits, I’ve skydived, bungee jumped and I am constantly partaking in obstacle course runs, but simply asking the person next to me on the airplane, how their weekend was, is totally outside of my comfort zone.” Well it’s about that time ladies… Right here, right now, Robyn and I challenge you all to step outside your comfort zone and go own your Alpha. Like Beyoncè says, “Who runs the world? GIRLS!” In This Episode You Will Learn: What an Alpha female is How to Own that term Empowerment About putting yourself first How to overcoming struggles About nurturing, caring and helping others Resources: The Alpha Female Podcast Robynbaldwin.com/alphafemale Join Robyn’s FREE Challenge today at robynbaldwin.com and peek into this powerhouse’s personal life on Instagram @Robynbaldwin or even on Facebook @Robynbaldwin. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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040 6 Tips to Enhance Your RELATIONSHIP and HEALTH with Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman

Jun 28, 2016 - 00:52:47

For the first time on Earn Your Happy, I am delighted to interview today, a very hard working team and couple, Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman. Dr. Jesse Chappus is a chiropractor and a holistic health enthusiast. Having completed four years of study at The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, Jesse graduated in June, 2011. Prior to attending CMCC he completed a four year Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree with Honours in Movement Science at the University of Windsor in 2007. Jesse has always led an active lifestyle. He is an athlete who enjoys long distance running and cycling. Jesse has run 6 marathons with a personal best time of 3:03:00.2 which qualified him to run the Boston Marathon. Jesse is a firm believer in a proactive model of health. He is a lifelong learner and continually researches the most current information on nutrition and natural health. Marni is a Graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and the Natural Gourmet Culinary School in New York, and is the founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop located in midtown Toronto where she teaches her signature cooking classes, and offers collaborative workshops and urban retreats. This is also a place where she features her favorite sustainable superfood products. As a prominent figure of health and nutrition in Toronto, Marni is a regular contributor to Chatelaine, Huffington Post and Tonic Magazine. She has made several TV appearances, been hosted on radio talk shows, consulted with The Windsor Arms Hotel for vegan and vegetarian menus, and participates in several live speaking and cooking demonstrations. If that wasn’t enough, she is also the author of book Plant Based Diet for Dummies, Fermenting For Dummies and several well-received plant-based eBooks. You can learn more about Marni by visiting her Facebook page, following her on Instagram, Twitter, or by checking out her website marniwasserman.com. This hard-working and healthy couple shares with us how to obtain not only your ultimate health goals, but ideally your ultimate LIFE goals. With tips and advice anywhere from plant-based diets & fitness, to culinary arts and chiropractor practices, it is safe to say this two person team is quite well-rounded. Learn how Jesse and Marni first met and how their passion for ultimate health led them to become equally as passionate for each other. Creating a business with your significant other can be an undertaking but Jesse and Marni have turned theirs into a knowledgable and fun show. You would be doing yourself a huge favor, if you went and checked out “The Ultimate Health” podcast on iTunes. “I just had an itch to get my information out there and to connect with other amazing health leaders.” Following your passion is just another way of saying following your “fun.” When you pick a business that drives you out of bed in the morning without an alarm clock, you know you've chosen the right path. Hear how Marni and Jesse continue to enhance their business and show as they simultaneously enhance their relationship. Being a business partner with your loved one will test your patience and teach you lessons you may have thought you never needed. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to enhance your relationship How to enhance your health The ultimate well-being About Plant-based foods and diets How to follow your fun Resources: Fermenting For Dummies by Marni Wasserman Plant Based Diet For Dummies by Marni Wasserman The Ultimate Health Podcast With lots of outlets for you to follow them on, feel free to find out more about Dr. Chappus and Mrs. Wasserman at drjessechappus.com and marniwasserman.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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039 What it REALLY Takes to Have an ONLINE BUSINESS and Presence with Jill Coleman

Jun 23, 2016 - 00:45:11

Jill is the owner of JillFit, a personal brand where she helps women in the areas of mindset, physique and business, as well as a co-founder of the international fitness and fat loss company Metabolic Effect, Inc. Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15! Since then, Jill’s earned her BS in Exercise Science and MS in Nutrition, competed in several fitness competitions, landed 5 national fitness magazine covers and experienced plenty of business growth. Her work has been featured in SELF magazine, Family Circle, SHAPE, Women’s Health magazine, Prevention magazine and many online news outlets like Yahoo Health, LiveStrong.com and AOL’s That’s Fit. Jill's passion lies in coaching in the areas of mindset, body and business, which she does via her flagship 11-month program, The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club mentorship, and dozens more online programs, having worked with over 10,000 women in the last 6 years. In her free time, Jill salsa dances, enjoys standup paddle boarding and chases around her 12-week old Pomsky puppy, Pip. Starting out as a fitness competitor, Jill decided to turn her love for fitness not only into a passionate hobby, but a business. No matter what the task or the cheap rate she was asking for at first, she knew she just had to start somewhere. “I just started saying YES a lot. It really paid off later because I was able to be more discerning and I was able to raise my rates.” Jillfit.com was created in her early 20’s. At first her website was solely about fitness, fitness prep, meal planning etc.. now turned into a multifaceted website for not only health and wellness, but business as well. “I started valuing my writing ability more than just my looks.” Consistency, perseverance and hustling are the three main components that has gotten Jill to where she is today. Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who work their butts off! Jill gives us her brilliant insight on what can set you apart from the other millions of business owners in the online space. Figuring out YOUR personality and what you can offer differently, to this world, is the most valuable tool. You have to just begin. Forget the fear of being judged or being wrong. She shares her outlook on blogging and highly recommends this as anyones first step. We all have our own opinions, so why not write them down? Get it out there. The world needs to hear what you have to say. After-all, isn't that what social media is for? “Be the expert, but also be the friend. People just want to see that you are relatable.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: Mindset, body and business How to just get started Forgetting the fear of being judged Why perseverance truly pays off Saying “yes” Being passionate about your message Resources JillFit.com Jill's Best Of You Coaching Program Metabolic Effect Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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038 Gabby Bernstein, How to OWN Your MESSAGE and Become the CEO of Your LIFE and BUSINESS

Jun 19, 2016 - 00:41:18

Today is one of the most exciting interviews I have ever had! I get to introduce to you, one of my coaches, biggest mentors and beautiful friend, Gabby Bernstein. Gabrielle Bernstein has been named “a new thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz show, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. Gabrielle is the New York Times best-selling author of the books May Cause Miracles and Miracles Now. Her other titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie. In the fall of 2016 she will release her fifth book, The Universe Has Your Back which you can pre-order below under "Resources". Gabrielle, a “spiritual activist” recently teamed up with Deepak Chopra to co-host the Guinness Book of World Records largest group meditation. Youtube named Gabrielle one of 16 Youtube Next Video Bloggers, she was named one of Mashable’s 11 Must-Follow Twitter accounts for inspiration and she’s featured on the Forbes List of 20 Best Branded Women. She has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, Kathy Lee & Hoda, The Today Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson Live, Access Hollywood, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, Help Desk the cover of Experience Life Magazine and more! Starting out as an aspiring actress, Gabby knew something was off. The role of playing others and “faking” situations was just not in her DNA. “At the time I was a really bad actress. I wish I knew then, what I know now. All people want, is for you to be real.” Putting a quick halt to the idea of acting, Gabby brought her talents elsewhere. At the age of 21 she started her own business: Nightlife PR in New York City, representing high-end nightclubs and restaurants. On a fast-track to “no where” Gabby found it difficult to keep up with the insane hours and living up to the stereotypical NYC lifestyle. This too, was not for her. Becoming a work addict, a drug addict, a love addict and a food addict, Gabby had finally hit rock bottom. “I hit bottom which ultimately I believe is the best place to land because it is only up from there.” Reconnecting to her spiritual roots, at the young age of 25, Gabby became completely sober. In the midst of her sobriety, she also began to find her true self, her inner Spirit Junkie. From there, the rest is really history. Fast forwarding to today, Gabby is one of the most influential females in the transformational and spiritual world. She lives each day as if it were her last and takes great pride in teaching others to do the same. “I was meant to be a preacher. I identify as a preacher in stilettos. It is my art, it is my mission and the way I was meant to serve.” In This Episode You Will Learn About: How to own your message Freeing yourself from the stories in your head Finding your inner spirit junkie How to break down the blocks Facing your fears Becoming the CEO of your life Resources: May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein Add More ing To Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein - COMING SOON, PRE ORDER NOW! A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson A Course In Miracles Gabby's Twitter Account Spirit Junkie Masterclass Course (enrollment is open between June 19th to June 26th ONLY! so Sign Up NOW!) The Bliss Project Event For more on Gabrielle’s work visit www.Gabbyb.tv or join her social networking community HerFuture.com for women to empower, inspire and connect. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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037 QUICKIE: 3 Common BLOCKS to SUCCESS

Jun 16, 2016 - 00:17:31

Subscribe to Earn Your Happy on iTunes. Are you the one blocking yourself from success? I’ll share with you the three most common blocks that could be keeping you from your highest potential. 1. Who am I to do this work, share this message? 2. Not knowing your worth or when to charge 3. Desiring “just enough to get by” from your business, is NOT supporting your biggest goals Taking leaps and chances is one of the most exciting things in life. It may be an old cliché, but you'll never know until you try! Find your worth, learn your worth and go make some magic! “If you want a change, be that change!” “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” - Jack Canfield In This Episode You Will Learn: Three common blocks keeping you from success How to get out of your own head Why money should not be a scary word Finding your worth Resources: www.LoriHarder.com/video Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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036 LEWIS HOWES, Achieving Greatness and Living Your Passion and The School of Greatness

Jun 14, 2016 - 00:51:02

I am so incredibly honored to share with you today's guest, one of my absolute biggest mentors, Lewis Howes. Lewis is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete. Lewis hosts a top Self Help podcast called The School of Greatness, which has received millions of downloads since it launched in 2013. He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Lewis is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and Yahoo Health and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Men's Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets. Following his dreams, Lewis started out as a professional football player. It wasn't the fame or fortune he was pursuing, but was more to prove to himself that anything is possible. “Like anything else, it took time and energy, mistakes and growth, to get there” Due to a sports injury, Lewis was no longer able to play out his dream, but he knew he wasn't finished… there was something else he was called to do. Self teaching himself the world of online marketing, Lewis tapped into all sorts of online space looking to build an income, all from his sister's couch. Attending workshops and doing his own online research, he was determined to not only learn, but to be knowledgable enough to teach others about it as well. “I didn't know I was a teacher, but it was nice to know I could help people get results.” He shows us that taking action is key. You can listen to any podcast or pick up any book, but nothing will show its true face value until you are brave enough to take action! “I looked at my life like a sport, I love coaching.” If you want anything in life, you must put yourself out there. Listen in to understand the process and hear the tips on how to take action towards your dreams, straight from Lewis himself. “Everything you're afraid of, that's what you need to lean into even more.” In This Episode You Will Learn: Discovering your dreams Following your path Hard work and perseverance Taking action Self-help Getting out of your comfort zone Creating confidence momentum Resources: The School of Greatness Podcast To learn more about The School of Greatness and the other amazing things Lewis continues to produce, head on over to LewisHowes.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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035 Awaken The POWER of FEMININE ENERGY with Elizabeth Dialto

Jun 9, 2016 - 00:49:30

Known for her raw, honest and grounded approach to self-help and spirituality, Elizabeth Dialto is the founder of Wild Soul Movement, author of Un-tame Yourself, and host of the popular Un-tame The Wild Soul Woman Podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 13+ years and she also consults organizations ranging from start ups to large corporations such as Dove UK. Wake up the parts of yourself that you didn't even know existed, here…now…today, with Elizabeth. Get out of your own head and start creating the life you deserve. “Everything you've ever needed has always been inside of you.” Elizabeth teaches us that it’s not about being in competition. It’s not about being ranked or being right. It’s about learning and knowing your worth and that your “perfect life” begins with YOU. We wont always know how to make it happen, but the most important thing is to hold your vision and hold your faith. “Everyone’s purpose is to just be the best version of themselves.” She gives off the energy of such a powerhouse goddess, and I am ecstatic to share her wisdom. In This Episode You Will Learn: Un-taming yourself How to get out of your own head Everything you need is inside of you Knowing your worth Learning your power Feminine and masculine energy Resources: Untame Yourself by Elizabeth Dialto Get out of your head and into your body with Elizabeth at UnTameYourself.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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034 QUICKIE! How to Use the Seasons of Life to Your Advantage

Jun 7, 2016 - 00:10:25

“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Just popping in today to spread some love on my listeners and remind you that there is a reason for everything! We may not see the reason right away, but it is there… you just need to keep the faith. “I have spent the majority of my life resisting this, not realizing that seasons bring rejuvenation, seasons bring new energy, new beauty and new lessons.” Sometimes we get the luxury of planning or seasons and the outcomes of life, but most of the time, it is not up to us. This is when it is important to find the beauty in the madness. There is no rainbow, without rain. In This Episode You Will Learn: Keeping the faith Finding the beauty in the grey areas Knowing there is a reason for everything Enjoying each season Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook

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033 QUICKIE! YOUR HAPPINESS - Are YOU In a COMMITTED Relationship with IT?

Jun 3, 2016 - 00:09:36

Are you in a committed relationship with your happiness? This is by far the most important relationship you'll ever have. Clearing space for the things that make us the most happy is vital. We are responsible for our own lives, no one else controls our schedule. Does Happy Hour with your girls, every Wednesday at 7pm make you happy? Perfect. One extra dirty extra shaken martini comin’ right up! In This Episode You Will Learn: -Committing to your happiness -Learning to clear your schedule and make time -Creating habits -Making yourself a priority -Releasing Checkout my website at http://www.loriharder.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loriharder/ Lori Harder on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lori-Harder-110046032392720/

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032 How To Turn Your SETBACKS Into COMEBACKS with Jenna Phillips Ballard

May 31, 2016 - 00:40:48

Jenna Phillips Ballard, is a Total Wellness Philosopher. She began her career in 2006 as a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities and has been featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. Halfway through her career, she realized that she had a bigger calling. She's now on a mission to motivate and inspire as many people as possible to become leaders and make this world a better place. She's committed to redefining what it means to be a millionaire or billionaire, and this will depend on the millions or billions of lives we touch, enhance, and improve as an army of thought leaders. Jenna wants everyone to truly fall in love with themselves, because Self Love will heal this planet. She discovered the power of Self Love when she made a full recovery from brain damage after waking up from a coma in 2000. Her commitment to making a full recovery depended solely on how she thought of herself, and she realized that her purpose is to empower others to break through their limiting beliefs and create an unforgettable life. She began her journey with personal development, transformation, and leadership when she studied this work as a student in 2011. It was then that she discovered her ultimate purpose, and that is to make these trainings available to the masses. Jenna has been committed to this work ever since, and has coached hundreds of people since being on this path. Her husband and her founded Ascension Leadership Academy in 2015, and are now offering this curriculum to San Diego and beyond. The top facilitators in the world will be leading the trainings while they continue their journey toward being masters of this work. More at http://www.loriharder.com

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031 Questions YOU Should Be Asking Yourself with Ian Ryan

May 26, 2016 - 00:37:45

Ian Ryan is the founder of http://www.fearlessandhealthy.com and the host of The Fearless And Healthy Podcast, a top ranked iTunes New & Noteworthy podcast in health, self-help and education. With over 9 years experience as a highly sought after health coach, Ian believes in a holistic approach to wellness and putting a large emphasis on mastering mindset. His vision it to help one million people step into their true calling and live a healthy, confident and fearless life. Ian's motivation to create fearlessandhealthy.com was in large part influenced by his 25 year old brothers death in January 2015. This tragedy was the catalyst behind his podcast, cross country move and desire to inspire people on a bigger scale. Ian believes that wellness can spark the change necessary to change lives both inside and out. For More, visit http://www.fearlessandhealthy.com http://www.loriharder.com  

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030 Break BAD HABITS and Beliefs with RITA CATOLINO

May 23, 2016 - 00:46:05

Rita Catolino is a certified personal trainer, online coach, motivational speaker, fitness writer, cover model, mother. Her passion for fitness and helping others can be attributed to having gone through many of her own struggles with weight her entire life. After fighting a family trend of obesity, she decided to make a positive change after giving birth to her daughter in 2007; those obstacles into a positive philosophy shared with those who work with her. Rita’s clientele includes women from all around the world; from lifestyle clients to athletes. Catolino’s philosophies and ideas have been featured in top fitness publications including Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine and Strong Fitness Magazine, BodyRock TV and 6 Pack Fitness. Most recently, Rita has found her way back to her roots and the kitchen and developed her own healthy cooking show- Your Beautyfuel with Rita Catolino. Rita’s passion for helping others and remaining current in an ever-changing industry is what keeps this fitness expert motivated. Get more at: http://www.loriharder.com Visit Rita at: http://www.ritacatolino.com  

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029 How to Become a Warrior of Self Acceptance Kathryn Budig

May 19, 2016 - 00:43:06

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” She is a warrior for self-acceptance, honesty, and helping her students and readers find true balance. The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Drama before moving to Los Angeles, where she trained under the tutelage of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. With over a decade of experience in her field, she is the yoga contributor to Women’s Health magazine, writes weekly for Yoga Journal, and serves on the Yahoo! Health advisory board as well as contributing regular recipes. She’s a sponsored athlete in Under Armour’s “I WILL WHAT I WANT” campaign, an ambassador for Ford’s “Warriors in Pink,” and the founder of her animal project, Poses for Paws. She is the creator of the Aim True Yoga DVD produced by Gaiam, author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga, and recently released her second book, Aim True, on March 29th through William Morrow; an imprint of Harper Collins. So grateful to have Kathryn here with us today to share her life’s work of continuing to find balance. Even with all of societies opinions and stipulations, Kathryn remains her true authentic self and empowers women just like us to do so as well, which is how she came up with not only the title of her book, but her daily practice…Aim True. “It’s not like you just get this message and Voila you are changed forever. It is that daily practice, that daily choice to show up and aim true.” From meditation, to writing, and movement, all the way to a dirty martini and a cupcake, she reminds us that having fun in well balanced ways are what really make life worth living. Being an internationally renowned yoga teacher, Kathryn shares the effects of yoga and how the quiet practice provides so many positive possessions. “I feel like yoga massages my brain as well as my body.” Listen in for the most inspiring tips from the warrior herself on how to live the life you've always wanted. All it takes is balance, because for every green juice we also deserve a little cake. In This Episode You Will Learn: -How to be confident with who you are -Self acceptance -Life balance Resources: Aim True Yoga DVD by Kathryn Budig The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig Aim True by Kathryn Budig You can find this beautiful, self-acceptance warrior at www.kathrynbudig.com and continually be inspired through her pictures @Kathrynbudig on Instagram. Checkout my website at http://www.loriharder.com and Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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028 Understanding CHAKRAS to Tune Into What You Need w Catherine Cowan

May 16, 2016 - 00:40:33

Passionate about inspiring people to feel and be their most brilliant self, Catherine Cowan is a yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and holistic life coach. Learn more at http://www.loriharder and http://www.theholisticway.ca  

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027 Get SEXYFIT with ZLATA SUSHCHIK

May 13, 2016 - 00:57:54

Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and founder an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit. She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows in-cluding top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications. Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness. At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body. She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife She is always up for a chat, so you can connect via Social Media: Instagram: @iamsexyfit Twitter: @iamsexyfit Periscope: @iamsexyfit Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamsexyfit Facebook Sexyfit Group: www.facebook.com/sexyfitstrongtogether Zlata Sushchik is an award - winning fitness competitor, lifestyle coach and founder of the Sexy-fit. Sexyfit method has transformed thousands of women to date by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help them live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. She is a host and producer of the Sexyfit Podcast weekly and features celebrity experts like the creator of P90X Tony Horton, NY best selling author Lewis Howes, Biggest Loser Trainer Brett Hoebel, Fitness Model Lori Harder, and more. Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to fitness to help women overcome obstacles and reach success using fitness as a tool. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development magazine, Flex Magazine, The Huffing-ton Post. Zlata was recently named one of the most successful women in business in San Diego.   http://www.loriharder.com  

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Lori Harder
026 QUICKIE Why EVEN CARE?!

May 12, 2016 - 00:10:16

Don't walk through life not believing in yourself. You need to take FULL Responsibility for your own inspiration. Visit Me at: http://www.loriharder.com

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Lori Harder
025 Breaking FOOD and LIFE EXTREMES with JORDAN YOUNGER

May 6, 2016 - 00:52:31

Jordan Younger is the blogger behind the #realness-based wellness and lifestyle blog The Balanced Blonde. She is also the creator of the health-inspired conscious clothing line TBV Apparel, and author of the memoir Breaking Vegan. When she isn't caught up in writer-blogger-land, you can find Jordan on the yoga mat, snuggling with her kitten, sipping on green smoothies in Venice, laughing way too hard at her own jokes, and training for marathons because she is crazy. Jordan’s Instagram, the Blonde Vegan, was created with the hopes of spreading her healthy lifestyle to her followers. After watching the numbers grow on all accounts, she realized that sharing this bit of her life could be more than a hobby, an entrepreneurial opportunity. The Blonde Vegan Blog was then born, where full recipes and lifestyle stories were shared. Letting people glimpse into her life, is what made Jordan happy. Eventually switching from Vegan for personal reasons, Jordan then rebranded herself from The Blonde Vegan, to The Balanced Blonde. Not fitting into the stereotypical eating disorder Jordan still knew there was something “disorderly” to her eating and was on a mission to pin point it. Being diagnosed with Orthorexia, not as commonly known as the other types, she began to realize she was obsessed with eating clean foods from the earth and developed a fear/avoidance of foods that did not fall into this category. Overcoming this realization and re-educating herself on adding other types of food back into her daily life are now the exact lessons that Jordan enjoys teaching on. “All of our bodies have the knowledge and the keys to how we are feeling and what we need, but we need to tap into that.” Learning to listen to our bodies is the most beneficial thing we can do for ourselves. The second most beneficial thing you can do for yourself, is to listen in for the tips and buzz of our very own Balanced Blonde, Jordan Younger, for an all around healthy being. Her motivation and self-love inspiration is overwhelming and I am honored to share it with you all! In This Episode You Will Learn: How to have a balanced diet and lifestyle What is Vegan What is Orthorexia Overcoming diagnosis and food fears Authenticity Resources: The Balanced Blonde Blog Breaking Vegan by Jordan Younger Did I forget to mention that Jordan is a SnapChat addict?! Follow @jojoyounger for pure entertainment or find her on Instagram @thebalancedblonde_.   More at http://www.loriharder.com/podcast

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Lori Harder
024 Find Your Purpose, RISE UP and Live a LIFE YOU LOVE with KATE MALONEY

May 4, 2016 - 00:36:21

Lori and Kate discuss finding your Purpose and Living a Life You LOVE! Kate Maloney holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Applications. She has applied her formal training to the areas of business development as an entrepreneur, organizational psychologist, executive consultant and author. Kate has founded and invested in over a dozen technology companies over the last eight years. She was featured in the January 2014 issue of Inc. Magazine profiling the top entrepreneurs in Boulder, Colorado. She is the Co-Board Chair along with John Mackey (CEO, Whole Foods Market) for the Center for Integral Wisdom and has recently been working on RiseUP The Movie (and the movement!).

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Lori Harder
023 QUICKIE Your NORMAL is Making You AVERAGE

May 2, 2016 - 00:08:56

What is YOUR NORMAL? Your "Normal Life" may actually be holding you back? How do we recognize it and how do we change it?!

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022 Melissa Ambrosini MASTERING Your MEAN GIRL

Apr 28, 2016 - 00:42:46

Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and self-love teacher. In her signature straight-talking style, Melissa teaches women how to master their inner Mean Girl, smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start truly living the life of their dreams. Named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine, she is known for her inspirational live events, books, booming online community, her weekly Goddess Groups, game-changing online programs such as Get Your Glow On and the MA Academy Business Bootcamp, her soulful guided meditations and keynote talks. Her mission is to inspire women across the globe to create a heart-centred life that is wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love.

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Lori Harder
021 Beating BINGE EATING with Brittany Brown

Apr 26, 2016 - 00:44:21

Brittany Brown is the founder of BeatingBingeEating.com, as well as the creator of the Beating Binge Eating? Blueprint and the Food Freedom Forever? Mastermind and Movement. After turning her own yo-yo weight loss and gain, binge and emotional eating and severe health complications around, Brittany now leads other women internationally to create a life fueled by freedom instead of diets, weight and food obsession as a Women's Empowerment Leader, Speaker, and International Master Coach. As a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Communication and Psychology Graduate, personal development addict, experienced Transformation Specialist and self proclaimed spirit junkie, her extensive knowledge and revolutionary methods towards creating a loving relationship with food and one?s body always hit the mark. She's spent 10+ years working with hundreds of individuals and despite her wide range of experience and education, Brittany always gets drawn back to her life's mission: helping women transform their struggle with their body and food so they are free to share their gifts with the world, step into their full purpose, and be who they are meant to me.

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Lori Harder
020 Danette May 3 LIFE LESSONS To Create BIG SHIFTS

Apr 20, 2016 - 00:57:09

Get the 3 Life Lessons that lead to BIG SHIFTS in Life! Danette May is a Motivational speaker, #1 best selling author of 7 health and women empowerment books, celebrity trainer, and mother. Danette is the founder of Mindful Health LLC, a platform that reaches 100?s of thousands of women around the world. Danette is star-ring in some of the top selling fitness DVD?s sold world wide, top magazine model, and a frequent guest on national TV, Access Hollywood, Hallmark Home and Family, CBS, among others. / / Danette has a deep passion to peel back the layers to women?s light and empowerment through healing foods, healing movement and a healing mindset. She is transforming 100?s of thousands of women around the world to gain knowledge and inspiration to love the bodies they LIVE in and love the LIFE they live!

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Lori Harder
019 QUICKIE How To BE ORIGINAL

Apr 18, 2016 - 00:11:09

We are all saying the same thing but so how do we be original anymore? Easy, we do it in our own voice and that is what makes it original!

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Lori Harder
018 Christine Hassler - Expectation Hangover, How to OVERCOME Disappointment and More!

Apr 12, 2016 - 00:47:31

Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of Expectation Hangover, The 20 Something Manifesto, and 20 Something, 20 Everything. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual psychologist and life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast "Over it and On With It", she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at www.christinehassler.com

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Lori Harder
017 QUICKIE How To LET GO!

Apr 11, 2016 - 00:09:22

How to Let things go! Holding onto negative feelings or ideas can really start to weigh on you. Learn how to let things go and you INSTANTLY be feeling better!

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Lori Harder
016 QUICKIE How to Dream BIGGER in Life, Business, and Goals

Apr 8, 2016 - 00:10:23

How to Dream BIGGER in Life, Business, and Goals.

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Lori Harder
015 Kirstyn Brown, Running a Business, Crazy Deadlines, and How to Break Into the Fitness Industry

Apr 4, 2016 - 00:50:46

Kirstyn Brown, Editor-in-Chief for STRONG Fitness Magazine talks all about running a business, how to keep up with crazy deadlines, and How to Break Into the Fitness Industry. http://www.strongfitnessmag.com/

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Lori Harder
014 Lindsay Sukornyk Why Taking Risk is Necessary in Happiness

Mar 31, 2016 - 01:03:35

Lindsay Sukornyk is a transformational leadership coach, yoga teacher, writer, travel junkie and mother of four amazing kids. She founded North Star Coaching in 2002 and since then she's worked with hundreds of leaders in top organizations, offering individual and team coaching, keynote addresses, workshops, transformational yoga classes, online coaching programs and writing for online and traditional publications. She is passionate about being a catalyst for positivity and releasing untapped potential in working with leaders who are hungry to make a difference. Lindsay challenge you to use your talents and passion to have a meaningful impact as you create the life of your dreams. Lindsay Sukornyk, B. Comm, CPCC, 200 hr RYT Founder of North Star Coaching and Yoga Website: northstarcoaches.com IG: north_star_coach FB: Lindsay Sukornyk YouTube: Lindsay Sukornyk at Alive and Awake

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Lori Harder
013 Brooke Griffin How to Keep The Faith

Mar 29, 2016 - 00:36:49

Brooke Griffin is the author of Skinny Suppers: 125 Lightened-Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family and the creator of SkinnyMom.com where millions of women from around the world 'get the skinny' on healthy living. Skinny Mom is known for Brooke's wildly popular lightened-up recipes that include a full nutrition panel and Weight Watchers Points. After starting a family of her own and struggling to lose the baby weight, Brooke set out to help women like herself cook full-flavor, lightened-up meals that don't take hours in the kitchen. Many of Brooke's recipes weigh in at 350 calories or less and are high-protein, low-carb meals that don't sabotage your healthy eating efforts and don't taste like your typical diet food. Chances are you have pinned Brooke's recipes, tried one of her at-home workouts on SkinnyMom.com, or have seen her featured on Oxygen, Women's Health, Women's Fitness, GQ, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, among other media outlets. Brooke lives in Kentucky with her son. Visit her at: http://www.skinnymom.com/

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Lori Harder
012 How to Instantly Feel Good and how to Make that a Priority in your life

Mar 24, 2016 - 00:11:39

How to Instantly Make Yourself Feel Good. And how to make that a priority for yourself.

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Lori Harder
011 QUICKIE How to Change the Stories We Tell Ourselves into ones that Benefit Us!

Mar 23, 2016 - 00:09:24

We are always telling ourselves stories, which our subconscious then makes sure we live into.  "Gosh, I am SO Busy" or "I am just so tired"  What if we changed these simple, supposedly "meaningless" comments that we say over and over again into something more powerful.  Something where we have more control?  Imagine the possibility!

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Lori Harder
010 Natalie Jill Top Choices to Create a Transformation

Mar 22, 2016 - 00:44:09

Natalie Jill, author of 7 Day Jump Start - Unprocess Your Diet, helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, and business goals. Natalie leveraged the power of the internet and created a globally recognized brand with over two million social media followers, leading to an online business that has generated over 7-figures in revenue! Many see Natalie Jill as a fitness and nutrition expert, but she is increasingly garnering attention for her ability to help others create, define, and monetize their brand in the online space. In fitness and business, Natalie brings out the BEST in YOU! You can Pre-Order her book Here: http://www.nataliejillfitness.com/book

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Lori Harder
009 QUICKIE Fitting Things In To Your Day

Mar 15, 2016 - 00:07:32

Ever have so much going on that you struggle with fitting it all in?  That's how I feel right now!  Listen in on my quick thoughts on this!

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Lori Harder
Ep 8 Peta Kelly Passion, Purpose, Business, and Lighting Up the Next Generation!

Mar 11, 2016 - 00:57:10

Peta Kelly on Passion, Purpose, and Lighting Up the Next Generation. Peta Kelly is an unbridled soul on a mission to unleash the genius of GenY’s globally. She dropped being a PhD science nerd and became a millionaire network marketer with a team of 40,000 people by the age of 25. Now she’s building a global enterprise to mobilize the next generation of conscious leaders in The New Way. A millennial with a love of millennials, Peta speaks on global stages, barefoot, to tens of thousands of people, and to millions through her various platforms, sharing visionary messages of conscious living to move hearts and minds to what’s possible. Unfiltered 'Aussie', author and owner of every single book on planet earth, Peta was recently featured on The Rise Up movie with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Danielle LaPorte, Gabby Bernstein, Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins, The Dalai Lama and more. Self-described as a “vessel” for what needs to flow through her, Peta is the epic creator of The New Way and Jeaniius™, which comes to light in early 2017. Learn more at PetaKelly.com

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Lori Harder
Ep 7 QUICKIE Finding INSPIRATION

Mar 8, 2016 - 00:08:56

How to Find Inspiration and Stay Inspired!

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Ep 6 JUST SAY NO!

Mar 4, 2016 - 00:22:11

How Saying NO will Propel You Forward. Saying no is LIBERATING!  Start looking at saying "NO" as a way of protecting your goals and energy. Saying now will allow you to clear space in your life to allow the good things to come in to it.

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Ep 5 QUICKIE WILLPOWER How to Have More Control

Mar 2, 2016 - 00:09:28

How to create more willpower in your life resulting in you having more control and making better choices.

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Ep 4 QUICKIE How to Flip from Feeling Overwhelmed to Feeling Grateful

Feb 25, 2016 - 00:05:53

Have you ever felt OVERWHELMED? The quick, sure fire way to flip that feeling into something you are so Grateful for!  Instead of looking at all the things we need to do and everything that we have on our plates, I want you to think about what it would be like if you couldn't do those things anymore.  What if those options and dreams were taken away? How would you feel? 

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Ep 3 Find Your STRENGTH in Your STRUGGLE w Angelike Norrie

Feb 25, 2016 - 00:55:09

Find your personal strength through the struggles you've experienced in life. How saying yes to the little nudges from your soul can change your life, how having a setback can force you into a new and better path if you choose, and how struggles can shift you into gratitude and finding your ultimate purpose…  Special interview with Extreme Martial Arts Silver Medalist turned Mother, Entrepreneur, Cover Model and Author Angelike Norrie. Listen in on her amazing story as we dig into some of the failures and rough times in her life and what she learned from all of it.

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Ep 2 QUICKIE Gratitude is the Best Way to Attract MORE Things to be Grateful For

Feb 25, 2016 - 00:09:10

Gratitude is the quickest way to get present in your life.  Why living in the future or past really will have you feeling nervous and anxious.  Instead, get present! Focusing on gratitude and getting present is the absolute best way to attract MORE things to be grateful for in your life.  Take time to appreciate exactly where you are at that moment.  There are so many great things in our lives right now to be grateful for. Try listing 50 things that you're grateful for today; they can be as little your morning cup of coffee, your legs to take you on your run, and your home that keeps you safe.  Be sure to lock in your gratitude practice on a daily basis.

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Lori Harder
Ep 1 Why Earn Your Happy and What It Means to EARN IT

Feb 25, 2016 - 00:24:36

Why I started talking into this microphone and how you play the biggest role in creating the life you love!  Also learn why your mess is your most awesome message! Jump in!

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