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244 | From Expectation Hangover to Finding Happiness Within with Christine Hassler

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Christine Hassler, author of the book Expectation Hangover gets vulnerable about how she found true happiness. In using the experience of a crisis, she found the excuse to go through a soul transformation. Now she helps others do the same! On this episode, we talk about how the way to do truly impactful work is by answering our own inner calling. It is about understanding that the answers cannot be found anywhere outside of ourselves.

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Target Audience: Christine travels the globe hosting retreats and speaks at events. She helps people answer the vital questions of: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? And What’s the impact I want to make?

After a quarter life crisis and several personal and professional losses, Christine decided to reorient her life. She realized she had been seeking happiness outside herself. Yet, she finally understood happiness could only be found from within. This understanding totally flipped her orientation and perspective on life.

Expectation Hangover (Christine’s published book)

What was aching inside that made the book happen? Christine shares that the stream of crises provided a huge window of opportunity for transformation to occur. It’s what Christine calls the “Expectation hangover.” We want to get out of the feeling of pain, disappointment as quickly as possible. Some of us see it as an opportunity for healing. It is a chance to get out of destructive cycles you may be repeating.

When it comes to heartache, (in business or personal) ‘quick fixes’ don’t really cut it. This, Christine wanted to create a holistic and comprehensive book that serves as a treatment plan to help people heal from some of their deepest pains.

On a soul level, it is important to feel in touch with our gifts, like we are leaving behind a legacy. At the core, each of us wants to create something that is meaningful. The hard part is that we are wired and taught how to achieve success externally and logistically. We are not taught to know what success really feels like on an internal level. We’re not taught how to look at our own shadows.

To do impactful work, we have to be clear. We need a solid foundation. It is easy to build a business that makes money but not as easy to build something truly connected to who we are on the soul level.

Sometimes we need an expectation hangover to get ourselves in gear. But sometimes we are afraid of making the changes because of the unknown future. And then, the universe might bring us that expectation hangover because something needed to change. All in all, we are the ones who manifest the changes in our lives.

Activating People to Move Forward with More Clarity

What Christine first does to help her clients is identify their compensatory strategy. As babies we were totally whole. Then life events caused us to have these compensatory strategies in attempts to feel that wholeness again. For example becoming a people pleaser or an over achiever are 2 examples of a compensatory strategy. The motivation stems from a place of lack. This way of living is unsustainable if true happiness and fulfillment is what one seeks.

What is motivating your success, truly? Does it stem from some pain? Shift to the possibility of what you could create based on INSPIRATION rather than MOTIVATION. That changes the context of what SUCCESS really means!

What’s the difference between INSPIRATION VS. MOTIVATION

Motivation- IS a drive and a push. Often people are hard on themselves and they don’t even realize it. Pressure- very heady and stems from an external rather than internal.

Inspiration – is about feeling. It is an inner CALLING. There are feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and resonance with who you are. Inspiration comes from vision and moves us forward. It has a much lighter quality while also having momentum.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Seeking happiness from within
  • Using crisis for transformation
  • How to do impactful work
  • Answering our Souls’ inner calling
  • INSPIRATION VS. MOTIVATION

Practical and Actionable:

Get out a piece of paper. Mark it 1-5
Write down your top 5 core values. Most can’t do it. Or perhaps they haven’t given it a lot of thought. Our values are our compass. That’s how we know what we are inspired by. Before making decisions, check in to see if the decision lines up with those values. Write down your vision. Use your imagination productively. Rather than worry, create a positive vision. Write it, see it, feel it every day. Let your vision be your gas to pull you forward.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do. I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap… it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business. I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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Thinking Bigger

224 | Thinking Bigger From the Amazing 3 Foot Tall Sean Stephenson

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Thinking BiggerLearning to “Think Bigger” is huge part of your growth at a personal and professional level. I have pulled out the big gun for today’s episode. I am honored to interview Sean Stephenson, who stands 3 feet tall (and faced so many challenges in his life). Sean shares with us how to think bigger and not let your circumstances dictate how you dream. Thinking bigger is like a muscle that you have to use or you risk losing it.

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Target Audience: Sean works with individuals dealing with their insecurities.

Sean uses his own story to inspire others. Sean suffers from a bone disease. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, and stands three feet tall, has fragile bones, and must use a wheelchair. Through the adversities he has faced, he has gained quite a unique perspective. It motivated him to seek Personal Growth which has taught him to focus on those things he does have access to. Thus, he communicates and teaches through therapeutic metaphors. He shows others how to control the mind so that it works for you and not against you. He shows others how to guide their emotions in a way that empowers them.

Thinking Bigger

INSECURITY and FEAR are directly related. It’s not about thinking of what you don’t have but pivoting your focus on what you want. It takes courage to do things that haven’t been done before.

Sean’s Dream of Becoming a Speaker

Teachers and everyone else thought he was crazy to aspire to do it. Nevertheless, he stepped into the vision when he was just a kid. Doubters, haters and cynics will always be there. Sean asks us to remember that it’s a reflection of THEM. When you realize this, their words won’t have an emotional impact on you.

Then again, there are days when they will impact you and Sean says this is a matter of your own ability to give SELF CARE. This is important every day because you want to be sure to fill up your own soul and tend to your own well being.

My Brain is No Different Than Any Other Achiever

Sean’s standards of who he is becoming are high and sometimes he feels like he is slacking. But that’s just because there’s always more to do. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE MORE TO DO. And still, his mission stands: to rid the world of insecurity. The human race is his target audience which is a very big niche! Everyone has survived things though. It is his joy and privilege to be a light for this very thing.

Gaining A New Perspective

Sean put his clients in touch with those who are experiencing a greater struggle. By linking his client with another who needs support, the client feels valuable and gains a tremendous humbling experience. It’s all about finding the blessing.

Practical and Actionable:

Identify this first:
F- stuck in the “FED”= the state of the mind swirling in fears, envies and dislikes.

THEN: Switch the focus to the gap and identify these:

Goal- what you want
Appreciation- what you have
Preference- what you like

This alone supercharges a person. No matter where they are at. Stand in the GAP. There’s always enough evidence to prove your life sucks or to prove that it’s amazing.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do.  I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap…it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business.  I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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184 | The Foundation to Start Your Business with Mortgage Broker Ryan Boughen

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Breaking free to a new level is rarely achieved by doing more of what you are already doing. And doing what everyone in your industry is doing is actually the hard way. I say this hoping to inspire courage within you to do something new and dare I say…different. Ryan Boughen is our guest in this episode and he shares what he did in his mortgage business to get to the next level.

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Target Audience: Ryan focuses on helping people to develop a finance or refinance plan for homes. His target market includes mainly young families and people just starting out after a career start.

Ryan was actually a client of Gene’s. He admits it was big decision to invest in someone he never actually met before. Ryan got to Gene through this very podcast and after some deep conversation felt very comfortable in making a financial investment to collaborate with Gene for his business.

Gene’s program allowed Ryan to create the foundational elements of building a business. It helped him to realize that debt is an all consuming element in anyone’s life. As a solution to this problem, he decided to create some courses on getting out of debt. The outcome was tremendous and he received highly positive feedback and success stories. The initial experience provided Ryan the confidence and knowing that he could give value in a different way.

This wasn’t easy, as many fears must be overcome. One being, getting over the fear of contacting people he knew. It also prompted him to use social media and a sending out a consistent newsletter. He took the courageous step of producing and sharing original content which is something the majority of brokers don’t do. For Ryan, this was about mustering up the courage to do things differently than others in his field.

The key to all this is RESILIENCE. Ryan says, if you want to achieve your goals, you must work through fears and get up every morning and just grind.

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  • Why Ryan invested in a coach
  • Overcoming fears & getting to the next level
  • Why you’ve got to do things differently
  • The power of resilience
  • Identifying a mentor

Practical and Actionable:

Write down a plan and stick to it. Speak with someone in your industry who is successful find out why. What do they do every day? Try to emulate that as much as possible. Think big and look for a good mentor.

Resources and Links

Do you have questions about today’s episode!?

Did you know that you can apply to chat with me by phone? This is a limited time offer to help anyone that is serious about refining their business as well as developing a clear & compelling strategy that will drive them forward. Complete the questions and our team will follow up with you to schedule time for your “Business Breakthrough Session”. These are limited to 30 minutes, completely free and oh, so valuable.  Apply Now!

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163 | Understanding and Improving Your Mental Fatigue with Dr. Carri Drzyzga

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Feeling tired and overwhelmed is all too common in the world of business ownership. What do you do when you are tired and you have more work to do? Do you press on? Do you grab a sugary drink? Well, what if you had a better understanding of mental fatigue? Our guest today is Dr. Carri Drzyzga who is a functional medicine expert. Discover some simple strategies to improve your energy levels and get more done in the process.

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Dr. Carrie’s Target Audience: Dr. Carrie treats business owners who suffer from fatigue. She helps business owners get more energy so they can get more business done.

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128 | How Disappointments Become Blessings with Brian Smith

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128-LITT-briansmithAs most entrepreneurs know all too well, disappointments are bound to happen. Knowing that the disappointments are coming can actually be a good thing. It does not mean you are bound to fail. Today’s guest is Brian Smith. Brian is the founder of UGG. Yes, the iconic sheep skin boots that seem to be everywhere. Brian shares his story of getting that brand started. Over the first three years of this business, Brian saw many challenges. However, he shares how disappointments became his blessings. Join Brian and I in this episode so that you better prepare your business and your mindset for life’s challenges.

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Target Audience: Brian serves entrepreneurs who are small business owners

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125 | A Case Study in Turning Around A Struggling Business with Drew Pearson

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125-Drew-Pearson-featuredHave you ever struggled to make payroll? Have you ever stressed over taking your business to the next level? Well, most entrepreneurs have been there before; however, it does not have to be that way. Drew Pearson, Owner of Ninja Multimedia, shares his journey so that it may help you. Drew took a chance by attending an event with me. Afterwards, we had one coaching session to fine-tune his strategy so that he could turn around his business. Drew has always done excellent work, (and gotten lots of referrals) but he needed to change his business development approach. Listen to Drew tell you how he turned around his business so that he could be proactive in his sales strategy.

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Drew’s Target Audience: Drew now mostly targets medical communication clients.

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122 | From Impossible to Inspired with Molly Ola Pinney

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122-Molly-Ola-Pinney-featuredHave you ever been told that what you wanted to accomplish is impossible? Well today’s guest on the show was told her idea was impossible by countless numbers. At the age of 23, Molly Ola Pinney wanted to start a global non-profit that served the autistic children of the world. Yes, this is a big undertaking that had many challenges yet Molly would not accept that it was impossible. She kept focused on a vision that would empower a generation to understand and accept autism. I truly believe this is a story of the seemingly impossible to a journey that will inspire many to think big.

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Molly’s Target Audience: Includes children in countries outside the U.S suffering from Autism.

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119 | Not About to Quit with Lori Cheek

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119-lori-cheek-featuredHave you ever felt like quitting? Have you ever just wanted to give up on your dream of building your business? How about this one… you worked really hard for the chance to pitch your company and passion project to a group of investors with millions on national TV, yet it didn’t go your way. What would you do when those investors said “you should QUIT this project”? Lori Cheek shares her story of making it to Shark Tank (yes, the TV show) and being told to run from her business. Lori didn’t let it stop her, but she did make some changes to her business model to better fit today’s technology. Join me with the story of Lori and her journey when she said “I’m not about to quit.”

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Lori’s Target Audience: Includes singles looking to date or find a relationship

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102 | Letting Go of Mediocrity with Renee Gambino

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102-Renee-Gambino380x380Settling in your comfort zone prevents you from growing and changing. When you do decide to shift into your greatness, you will have to let go of the very things that make you comfortable. Renee Gambino talks about letting go of fear and allowing confidence to dominate. She shares how vision has been a huge force in her own growth as a business owner. Learning how to think bigger and find the leverage have been her keys to success.

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Renee’s Target Audience: Renee’s target includes entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, and sales professionals. She interacts with individuals who seriously want to end mediocre results in their income and life and strive for non- negotiable success.

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100 | Amanda Hammett and Gene Hammett with Special Host Kimanzi Constable

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100-the-hammetts-featuredIt’s a special episode today celebrating the 100th episode of Leaders in the Trenches with your regular host Gene Hammett, his wife Amanda Hammett and a special host for today- Kimanzi Constable. Gene and Amanda have been married since 2002 and most of that journey has been comprised of the stress and struggle of being entrepreneurs together. Discover what it takes to support the entrepreneur in your life and learn what Amanda (Youth Motivational Speaker) has picked up from Gene on this journey. In this episode, Kimanzi also digs into what goes on behind the scenes of the podcast Leaders in the Trenches. Join in the celebration of the 100th episode. We are extending an enormous thank you to each and every one of you listening in on a regular basis and sharing the podcasts with the leaders in your life.

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Amanda’s target audience: is comprised of high school and college students. She serves as a youth motivational speaker and focuses on the topic of resilience.

Gene’s Target audience: Gene works with entrepreneurs who want to find the perfect match between their unique value and the people who will become their best clients and biggest fans.

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