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Navigating through Transition {Podcast Episode #47}


Today, we’re talking about transition. I share some tips I’ve been experiencing in my own recent transition.


We talk about:

  • Leaving well
  • Feeling surreal
  • Transition is bigger than we expect it to be
  • Transition can be more emotional than we anticipate
  • You need to give yourself patience
  • You will feel out of rhythm
  • You may question your abilities
  • You may feel vulnerable
  • You need to relearn what it takes to be excellent in your new role
  • Check and recheck expectations
  • You need to take care of yourself

 Have you been in transition? What has worked well for you?


Thanks for listening! I’d love it if you took 2 minutes and left an honest review on iTunes. Thank you!

Christine Niles on Moving Forward {Podcast Episode #46}


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My friend Christine joins me on the podcast today. She is a Quitter, a full time writer, and helps coach new writers. She is passionate about writing, orphans and helping others.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • How she recovered her dream of writing
  • How getting up at 5am and hustling helped her prepare to leave corporate America
  • Dreaming is a learning process
  • It was more important to get her words out and stay on a schedule
  • How discipline helped her learn to write every day
  • How she started writing about her adoption story
  • She never thought of herself as an early morning person, but works best then
  • Showing her husband that she was serious about her dream
  • Spouse support is so important
  • Being in your dream together with your spouse
  • Ecclesiates 4:6 “Better is one hand full with tranquility than two hands full with toil and chasing after the wind.”
  • What you’re doing matters. It’s making a difference to you and someone else, whether you see it or not
  • Give yourself some grace
  • Focus on what is going to move you towards your goal
  • We find out limits by going past them
  • Being excited for your friends’ successes
  • Christine’s new book, Eight Essentials: Keys to Success for New Writers
  • The critical part of gaining feedback on your art
  • Being generous and helpful


You can connect with Christine through Twitter or her blog. You can also find her in the My 500 Words Facebook group.

I’m giving away two copies of her book. Leave a comment below to be entered to win.

What lessons have you learned through writing?


I’d be so honored if you’d take a few minutes to leave an honest review on iTunes. Your feedback is so helpful!


Ben Arment on Making Dreams Happen {Podcast Episode #45}


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I loved having Ben Arment on the show. He has been a big inspiration to me over the years, and he provides wise advice for those of us who have big dreams. Ben is the founder of Story Chicago, Dream Year, and author of an upcoming book titled Dream Year.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • His move from being a Pastor to planning world class events
  • How his entrepreneurial tendencies led him to new adventures
  • Story Chicago was a dream he had for more than ten years
  • Every dream has a history
  • It may take boldness in order to see that dream start to surface
  • When you follow your dreams, the first few years are about failing and learning from it
  • People who are the most successful have tried the most, and failed the most
  • Remember WHY you started your dream
  • Desparation is a powerful motivator
  • Dreaming is not easy. It can even be agonizing.
  • Giving up can become a habit
  • Let your story unfold
  • Keep going after your dreams
  • Frustration that compels you to go after your dream is a gift
  • Greenlighting your own dream
  • Being stuck comes out of our clouded priorities
  • Ben’s new book, Dream Year, is coming out in August


You can find Ben on Twitter or Instagram.

I’d love to hear what you learned from this episode. What stuck out to you most?


I’d greatly appreciate your honest review on iTunes. You can do that in a few minutes by clicking here. Thank you so much for listening!



The Possibility Podcast with Dr. Ann Vertel

I am honored to be on Dr. Ann Vertel’s The Possibility Podcast today. Ann is a psychologist, professional speaker and career coach. She is passionate about helping people discover their gifts and pursue their passions.

If you’re visiting from Ann’s site, welcome! I look forward to connecting with you.

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It was such a pleasure to talk with Ann and be a guest on her show. I talk about leaving Corporate America, and what led up to it. You can listen to the episode here.

I’d be honored if you’d listen and let me know what you think. Also, if you subscribe, rate, and leave an honest review of her show in iTunes by this Friday, she will send you a digital download of TheMillionaireMindsetMethod.com for FREE as a thank you (sells for $127). All you have to do is send an email to podcast@annvertel.com and let her know you did it! How awesome is that??

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the show.




Live Your List

I was so honored to be a guest on Ryan Eller and Jerrod Murr’s Live Your List podcast. These guys are doing some amazing work helping lead people into living authentically and living life to its fullest.

If you’re visiting from their site, welcome! I look forward to connecting with you.

I’d be honored if you’d check out the episode. Simply click on the image below to head over to his site. We talk about the power of connections, and being intentional about helping others. And while you’re over there, check out their other episodes. These guys have a great chemistry, and are really passionate about helping you live your list. Also, be sure to leave them a review on iTunes about their show.

What’s on your bucket list?


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