Tammy Helfrich

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The Encouragement Journal is here!



I am so excited to announce the release of the Right Where You Are Encouragement Journal! This has been such a fun project to work on and I am excited to share it with all of you.

I’ve always been an encourager. But it took me a while to understand just how impactful that can actually be. This journal is really simple, but is a step for me in sharing my encouragement with those around me. It’s a journal filled with encouragement and prompts to help you think and realize that you have something unique and amazing to bring to the world.

You can pick up a copy on Amazon or on my website here. I’d love to hear what you think and always appreciate your Amazon reviews.

I hope it encourages you to live fully into who you’ve been created to be, right where you are.

Managing Your Mind with Brooke Castillo {Podcast Episode #92}

brooke castillo


It is truly an honor to have Brooke Castillo with me on the podcast today. She has been an amazing coach and teacher in my life. She believes in helping people clear the clutter in their mind in order to make a contribution, live our purpose and honor our dreams.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • The importance of managing your mind
  • We believe that we are our thoughts and reality
  • The thoughts we have are not WHO we are
  • Self responsibility can be challenging
  • We give our power away to people
  • We think when we feel a certain way, other people are responsible
  • But we are responsible for ourselves
  • You don’t have the power to make me feel anything
  • Why are you choosing to think that?
  • Everything you think creates a feeling inside of you
  • Is this a thought I want to continue to think?
  • How do I want to feel?
  • “I don’t know” blocks your dreams!
  • It blocks wisdom
  • If you don’t know, who would know?
  • We often use feeling stuck as an excuse
  • If you did know the answer, what would the answer be?
  • We don’t have deep, intimate relationships with ourselves
  • Pay attention to our actions and results, but also what you’re thinking and feeling
  • We do things behind our own backs and not knowing our own answers or asking the question to find the answers
  • Passive action vs. massive action
  • Massive action = taking action until you get the results you want
  • Saying you’re going to “try” something includes an option to quit
  • Extra weight is just a symptom of your mind
  • You have to know WHY you’re doing the work you’re doing
  • The best marketing you can do is helping someone in their life
  • Take my work and mix it with you and you’ll have a whole new product
  • Apply the tools to yourself first
  • There’s no freedom from pain if there is no pain
  • Learn how to be fascinated with  ourselves and stop judging ourselves
  • Learn how to be with ourselves when we have negative emotions and try to understand ourselves
  • We try to beat ourselves into submission and it never works
  • You can’t force yourself into creating something that you want
  • Show up and tell your truth

You can hear more from Brooke on The LifeCoach School podcast and How To Be a LifeCoach podcast.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Share in the comments below or email me at tammy@tammyhelfrich.com



LaunchOut: One Question {Podcast Episode #86}

launchout   This episode is really fun for me. I just returned from a conferenced called Launch Out in Nashville last week. It was an incredible event about launching your dream and being encouraged as others shared their journey.

Rather than attempt to have multiple people on the show during the conference, which just wasn’t possible, I asked people a question.

“Do you think there is a difference between starting and launching?”

I loved the variety of answers. The audio isn’t great, but I think you will enjoy hearing from so many different perspectives.  I’m including a link to the person as they speak so you can check out their great work.

Amy Campbell

Amy Latta

Brett Smith

Brian Drinkwine

Carla Mussara-Leonard

Casey Lewis

Christa Newell

Clay Shaver

Combat Clark

Corie Clark

David Dollar

David Mike

Ebonita Sonnetbird

Emily Carlton

Heather Cloudt

Heidi Kleine

Jane Tuttle

Jennifer Kaufman

Jerrod Murr

Juliann Rager

Julie Reising

Kelley Coleman

Kelsey Humphreys

Kimberli Nelson

Kristin Fleck

Kyle Price

Laura Gutknecht

Libby Norcross

Liz Clark

Matt Ham

May Bohon

Michele Clark

Mike Lane

Mike Loomis

Ralph Edwards

Randy Langley

Ronne Rock

Ronei Harden

Tami Romani

Wes Hammons

If you’re interested in watching the videos of the speakers from Launch Out, check out the YouTube channel here. My talk can also be found here.

I’d love to hear from you. How would you answer the question? Share in the comments below.


Ronne Rock on Owning Your Purpose Part 2 {Podcast Episode #76}


Today, we continue the conversation with Ronne Rock. If you missed part one on Episode #75, stop now and go back and listen to it. Ronne gave incredible advice about owning your purpose and living intentionally.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • Her love of kitchen therapy and how it is a delightful diversion
  • Being passionate about stories, redemption and hope harkens back from the one place in her life that was safe; the kitchen
  • The kitchen was a place where a lot of screaming didn’t take place
  • The one place her mom felt most valued and beautiful was in the kitchen
  • Over a meal, walls are torn down
  • Something happens in the act of cooking and serving and sitting at a table
  • We feel known at a table
  • Lighten up. Give yourself a break.
  • Step away from the tactical things, and look for the qualities and gifts within you
  • What is it that you actually love?
  • What things are life giving to you?
  • It may be me. It may not be my situation.
  • What is it in me that might need to change to relook at my situation?
  • What are the possibilities?
  • Her “terrociting” news :)
  • Looking for the stories all around us that we don’t always notice
  • Ronne is writing a book!!!
  • Every week, she is taking a step
  • She is writing stories of women
  • I’m going to do good with my hands and I’m going to do good with my heart and fight for what’s right
  • The women in her book range in age from 16 to 73
  • The title of the book is called ‘Building Eden’
  • It’s about stories of redemption and restoration
  • One person’s story will spark something in someone else
  • God is all about new
  • We can live the life we are supposed to be living right now

You can read more of Ronne’s work on her website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Ronne Rock on Owning Your Purpose {Podcast Episode #75}


I absolutely loved having my friend Ronne Rock on the show today. She is full of wisdom and has such a huge heart. She is a curator of story, hopelessly addicted to hope, and a lover of kitchen therapy. I can’t wait to share Ronne’s words with you today.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • Her conviction of the heart that led her to leave the corporate world
  • “I’m not just a marketer. I’m actually a writer. I love narrating life.”
  • How she found her own heart’s purpose
  • “Your purpose doesn’t have to start in your 20’s or 30’s.”
  • Her love of telling stories about broken places
  • The questions she started asking herself
  • What is it that you can’t not do?
  • When you dream at night, what is it that you dream of?
  • Who is it that you love to talk to more than anyone?
  • “I am created to narrate the life of other people.”
  • “My purpose in life is to tell a story of restoration and redemption.”
  • How owning that purpose changed her perspective
  • You can always rediscover yourself, regardless of your age
  • “It’s never too late to start. God has no timeline.” – Guatemalan missionary
  • God’s in the business of creating new
  • “When the dream starts to be planted, take a step.”
  • Learning to build and craft your life
  • “This is who I am inside, regardless of my circumstances.”
  • “This is the contribution that I get to make, regardless of where I’m at.”
  • How her heart started to long for doing right for those who were invisible
  • “We are a people who need hope”
  • “Hope is contagious”
  • Learning to narrate the story of hope
  • Honor and respect the place you are going
  • Seeing hope bubble up from the ground in a new place
  • “Get low to see eye to eye with the country”
  • How can our hands and feet serve you?
  • “Right now, I’m being a response to a prayer.”
  • You’ll learn more if you take time to listen
  • The first thing to being present is to shut up!
  • Remove the opportunity for us to ignore important things

Ronne had so much wisdom to share, so I decided to split her interview into two parts. This is the first time I’ve done this. We’ll be back in a few days with the remainder of the interview.

Be sure to check out Ronne’s awesome work on her website, or connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

What did you like about this episode? Share in the comments below.


I’m so thankful for your honest reviews on iTunes and Stitcher. It only takes a few minutes, but it means the world to me. Thank you!


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