Your Kick Ass Life Podcast

Okay y'all, this week’s guest, Cornell Thomas, is my new best friend. Seriously. He is also the perfect example of turning a loss into a win. One week before accomplishing his dream of playing professional basketball, he suffered a career ending injury. And rather than stay in, “Why me?” mode, he turned his attention to, “What now?,” instead. Today Cornell is a global speaker, multiple title author, mindset coach, corporate trainer, and social entrepreneur. And you know what else he is? He is funny, endearing and passionate about fostering a positive mindset to overcome adversity. I absolutely adore him and I know you will too.

In this episode Cornell shares so poignantly his story of adversity and how he overcame it. He also provides some insight and advice to those who may be facing their own internal or external battles. Midway through the episode, Cornell and I both get fired up about writing and putting your story to paper. Just do it!  We go on to talk about being resilient and how to actually practice resilience when a storm comes and knocks you on your ass. Finally, Cornell reminds us why gratitude is always the answer. Yes life is hard, but this episode is a reminder that you can be resilient and move past adversity with gratitude and grace.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Cornell’s story of adversity and how he turned “Why me?” into “What now?” (9:30)
  • If you have story inside of you, get it out on paper!  (24:08)
  • Saying, “No,” to things you like to, in order to do the things you love (28:42)
  • Some ways to practice resilience in the face of adversity and the importance of weathering life’s “storms” (31:40)
  • Fatigue mindset: what it is, how to overcome it and finding your finish line (35:36)

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The first inkling of Spring is in the air and it’s got me pumped! You know what else has me pumped? Starting in April I’ll be rolling out something new over here at YKAL headquarters. If you like the podcast, then I think you will like what I am cooking up. I’m going to start sending short, to the point, “lift your day up” emails. They’ll be informative and kick-ass (obviously). They’ll go out to YKAL subscribers about 2-3 times a month. So, if you want in, you can click HERE to sign up.

Alright, alright, alright, now onto this week’s episode! I welcome the ever lovely, L’Erin Alta. L’Erin is a personal growth facilitator for women. She teaches women how to stand in the brilliance of their own light. CAN I GET A HELL YES!? I followed her online for a long time and I am currently in a year-long program she is teaching. She is so wise and exudes so much peace. I just can’t get enough of her. I know you’ll love her just as much as I do!

In this episode L’Erin and I talk about living your own truth and stepping into your sovereignty (plus what that all means). We also have an insightful conversation about getting comfortable with people being disappointed in you when you break out of your “good girl” shell. Plus, we talk about creating internal boundaries and why they are essential. Our conversation is one about growth, self-acceptance and expanding your curiosity; all without compromising who you were always meant to be.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What is a sovereign woman and how you can move towards becoming one (6:52)
  • Why we fall into the trap of self-doubt and self-trust (8:14)
  • Shatter points, what are they and what are some turtle steps to take when walking through them (14:16)
  • Some ways to let the “good girl” die and set the world on fire and being comfortable with disappointing people (18:08)
  • Creating healthy internal boundaries are essential, plus some examples (24:14)
  • L’Erin’s routine and rituals that help keep her grounded (30:23)

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This week I bring to you another conversation about shit that matters with unqualified people. My good friend Ella returns to the podcast to join me in a candid talk about the aging process. Ella is an Inspirational Speaker, a Personal Development Coach and the host of the popular On Air with Ella – a podcast about living better, starting now. She’s also an “IRL” friend, who lives locally to me.

Ella and I are in this awkward and uncomfortable mid-life time in our lives. We know we’re just beginning into this “tipping point” into the aging process (I mean, the part where you see marked changes). This topic is something that comes up in our discussions every once in a while and, I thought it would be good to bring to the YKAL community. Take note, this is not a conversation between two women complaining about aging. I promise.  These episodes are all about the real conversations I have with the women in my life. And serve as a reminder that like you, I don’t have everything figured out either. These episodes are here to help us all think a little bit more critically about life and look at things with a little bit of humor too.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why conversations about aging are really about acceptance
  • “Aging gracefully” and what we really think of the phrase
  • In the weeds of the aging process and getting to a place of contentment
  • Grappling with the idea of getting Botox or other aesthetics aging treatments
  • The patriarchy, aging and becoming “unfuckable”
  • The gray hair debate and going gray
  • Not throwing in the towel: showing up as vital regardless of age 

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This week on the YKAL podcast, I am especially excited to introduce you to my guest, Susan Hyatt.  Susan is a Master Certified Life Coach, weight loss expert and creator of the Bare™ process. And if you ever wondered who coaches me to be my absolute best professionally and even personally - it’s Mrs. Susan Hyatt!  She holds a special place in my heart, plus we go waaaay back.

This week Susan joins me to discuss her new book, BARE, and the seven-step process she outlines to help transform your body, get more energy, feel amazing and become the bravest version of yourself. Yes, Susan, YES! I wholeheartedly agree with everything she has to say in her latest book and cannot wait for you to hear our conversation.  But wait, there’s more! You’ll hear, in this episode, how you can win a free copy of Susan’s book, BARE, plus another bonus giveaway.

In this episode Susan and I talk about diet culture in today’s society and the need for appreciating your body. We also touch on the importance of eating with attentiveness, a new approach to exercise and how to look at clothing in a whole new way. Finally we talk about practicing self-love with bravery and grace and the power to embody who you are without fear or regret - own it!

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • About the diet culture that exists today and the need to appreciate the body you’re in (3:54)
  • Susan’s experience with a coach and the question that changed things for her life (7:51)
  • Power foods and pleasure foods and the importance of eating with attentiveness (14:17)
  • The benefits of exercise and a new approach to exercise (21:47)
  • How to take a new look at your closet and the effect your clothing has on you (26:19)
  • How to detox your mind and talk to yourself with love (29:03)
  • Why it’s hard to stay consistent with healthy habits (36:09)
  • The importance of reshaping your mind and your life and harnessing your energy for things that impact your life (39:01)

http://yourkickasslife.com/271

 

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