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  • A creative block is when you feel you have a barrier to inspiration. You sit down to plan content for your business but you have no idea what to write. That's a creative block.

    Creative blocks can come on suddenly and knowing what triggers affect them can help you overcome creative blocks faster. When you’re in a space of creation, what does that look like? When you’re in a space of self-doubt and imposter syndrome, what does that look like?

    I experienced a creative block trying to figure out what to talk about on this podcast episode. I took a step back, gave myself some space to relax, and think about something else. I allowed myself to not let self-doubt and imposter syndrome take over and today I’m sharing all about my creative blocks and personal strategies to overcome them.

    In this episode, I discuss:

    Where creative blocks come from and what triggers themHow to get out of a creative blockMy personal strategies to getting unstuck

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  • Take the first step towards your goal. I know that's easy to say but not as easy to do. You most likely know how to reach your goal. It's the breaking down of that goal into steps and not getting caught up in your thoughts that's keeping you stuck.

    The key to reaching your goal is to set milestones for yourself along the way. Then break down each milestone of your goal into smaller attainable steps to not be overwhelmed. You can apply this type of planning in all parts of your life.

    As a coach, I help people create and implement SMART goals. I help people just like you break down their big goals into milestones and those milestones into easy steps.

    If you'd like to work with me, send me a DM or visit my website www.thearenel.com to set up a time to chat. We can see if we work well together and create a partnership to help you implement your SMART plan.

    So what's a SMART goal that you're working toward? What's your next step?

    In this episode, I discuss:

    The secret to hitting your goalsWhat S.M.A.R.T goals are and how to set themWhy adding milestones to your goals will help keep you motivated and on track

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  • Your thinking controls your behaviors and your behaviors determine your results.

    When you are faced with challenges, how do you react? Do you run away telling yourself you’ve failed or do you embrace challenges with open arms? What we tell ourselves has a direct impact on how we live our lives.

    I know firsthand how having a growth mindset can impact your day when challenges arise. Today, I’m telling you how my most prized business could be gone forever, my reaction, and why having a growth mindset is key.

    In this episode, I’m also diving into mindset and why it is important for success not only in business but in life. When you open yourself up for opportunities, you’re allowing yourself to explore and learn new things.

    Can you identify any negative thoughts that are keeping you stuck?

    In this episode, I discuss:

    A mindset shift I recently had to make and how I got unstuckThe difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindsetThe importance and value of having a growth mindset

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • Breathing is something that comes naturally to us. How do you know that you're breathing right now? What physical sensations in your body inform you of your breath? Breath flows without any will or effort on your part. From the air around you into your body and then back out.

    Taking the time to understand how our breathing is affected by stress, our emotions, other people and even physical activity. When are you breathing rapidly? When are you in a relaxed state and your breathing is slow and steady?

    What do you enjoy about breath? Take a moment to think about what it is you love about breath. Take time for yourself, time to feel how your breathing and time to let go.

    In this episode, I will be taking you through a breathing meditation. This meditation will help you:

    Pause and focus on your breathingConnect with yourself and how your body is feelingRelieve stress to ground yourself and get you ready to take the next step

    Feel free to add this recording to your favorites whenever you feel the need for compassion for yourself.

    If you'd like to experience more of my meditations, I offer personalized one on one and small group meditations, virtually. If you'd like to learn more, visit my website, www.thearenel.com, to schedule your practice time with me.

    Resources:

    The music used for the meditation segment of this podcast is by JuliusH from Pixabay

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • What is gaslighting? Do you internalize stories that we or other people create? When we do, it makes us second guess our intuition.

    Are these stories holding you this back from reaching your full potential? Are we limiting ourselves because of what other people say or do?

    Take a step back and look at the possibilities before limiting yourself.

    A simple question to ask yourself may not stop your beliefs right away but questioning why you are holding yourself back is a continual practice. Being able to recognize your patterns and reminding yourself that the past does not define the future is the key to not gaslighting yourself and to start feeling limitless.

    In this episode, Thea talks about:

    What is gaslighting?What are your limiting beliefs?How your limiting beliefs are keeping you stuck?

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    Resources:

    The gaslighting music clip was taken from musicians, The Chicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbVPcPL30xc

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • What happens when we feel stuck in the decision process? Are you over thinking the process because you think everything has to be perfect?

    Analysis paralysis is when you get stuck in the decision making process. It can happen when we don't make our next step a small manageable one, or we fear that our idea is not right. We can even think that if we muddle over our problem a little longer, a better idea will come along.

    In this episode, Thea talks about:

    What is analysis paralysis?How perfectionism can keep you stuck?Why the fear of making a mistake or missing a better solution stops us from doing anything.How to identify the fear and move past it to get unstuck.

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    Connect with Thea Charles

    To learn more about Thea, please visit www.thearenel.com

    Head over to www.pushorpivot.com to learn more about this podcast and dive into previously released episodes.

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  • Are you caught up in the day to day monotony, checking off the items on our way to our goals? Are you in constant motion with no time to rest?Have you thought about adding meditation to your daily, weekly, or monthly routine? Meditation is a natural state of rest while you're still awake and alert. There are many different ways to meditate. Explore the possibilities and find one that works for you. In this meditation, you will be called to remember some of your favorite experiences. Those times when you naturally have taken a breath and felt the joy of being alive. When doing meditation, make sure you are somewhere safe, not driving, or doing anything that could cause harm to yourself or others. This meditation is an invitation to remember our own spontaneous moments of meditation.

    In this episode, Thea guides you through a memory meditation:

    When did you feel grateful for being alive?What are some of your favorite ways to rest and recharge?What are some memories that warm your heart

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    Resources and Links

    Music by Tim Moor from Pixabay

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • Do you take time to be with yourself? When you do take that time, what are you doing? Is there a certain activity? Is it a feeling or do you have to be in a special location?

    The importance of taking time to self reflect, and learning to be comfortable with yourself is a huge part of the healing process. The pandemic shut down the world and gave everyone time to look within themselves and look at the world from a different perspective. Rediscovering yourself, your likes and dislikes, is the best form of self-care.

    Today’s guest is Michael James Moise. Michael was born in Massachusetts. He was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts with his two older siblings but spent most of his adult years in New York.

    He is known for being passionately involved with Organic Gentlemen’s Club providing men and women with personal sustainable branding for modern day professionals. With a strong focus in education to inspire and uplift the generation of today and tomorrow.

    In this episode Thea and Michael discuss:

    Evaluating relationships that are no longer serving youSelf reflection and healing from withinTrauma in the black community and steps to healBeing real with yourself while navigating the pandemic

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    Resources and Links

    To learn more about Michael James Moise and Hike & Meditate head over to Instagram and follow @ogmichaeljames

    Connect with Thea Charles

    To learn more about Thea, please visit www.thearenel.com

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  • In honor of Black History Month, I am putting a spotlight on influential Black Americans that paved the way for others.

    Our last Black History Month spotlight is Activist, Marsha P. Johnson.

    Marsha was born Michael Malcolm James Jr. in New Jersey on August 24 1945. She began wearing dresses at the age of five but stopped after being harassed by neighborhood boys. After graduating high school, Marsha moved to New York City and after meeting gay people in the city she realized it was possible to be gay and came out.

    As a black, poor, gay, non gender conforming person. Marsha certainly knew what it was like to be marginalized. Despite Marsha's own physical and mental health issues, she spent most of her life helping others. Marsha's drive to continually show up as her true self and fight for the rights of others is truly commendable.

    In this episode Thea discusses:

    Who is Marsha P. Johnson?Her impact in the gay community and the gay liberation movementHow she helped others feel comfortable about themselves and their sexual identityWhy she did not back down when standing up for basic human rights

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    Interviews and voice clips were sourced from YouTube

    Frameline Voices - Pay it No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

    Marsha P Johnson interviewed by Betty Brown

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • In honor of Black History Month, I am putting a spotlight on influential Black Americans that paved the way for others.

    Our next Black History Month spotlight is American Artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960. Early in his life, it was evident that Jean-Michel was gifted. He learned to read and write by the age of four, and by the age of 11, he was fluent in French, Spanish and English, and an avid reader in all three languages. Jean-Michel was also a lover of art. He visited museums with his mother in Manhattan, and she encouraged her young artists by enrolling him in an arts-oriented private school.

    At first glance, Jean-Michel’s art could be described as primitive. But the images were complex and sophisticated. Through his art his worldview is evident and undeniably black. There are hints of Jackson Pollock, and influences from his Haitian and Puerto Rican ancestry. His most recognizable motif is the bowl crown that appears in most of his famous works. His art often had words written in the painting, echoing his graffiti roots, and the stream of consciousness that went into the creation of the work.

    In this episode Thea discusses:

    Jean-Michel story and influence in the art industryHow Jean-Michel lived by his own rulesThe collaboration between Jean-Michel and Andy Warhol

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    Resources and Links

    The interview was sourced from YouTube

    State of the Art - Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat - 1986

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  • In honor of Black History Month, I am putting a spotlight on influential Black Americans that paved the way for others.

    Our next Black History Month spotlight is American Composer, William Grant Still.

    William Grant Hill was an American composer who composed more than 150 works, including five symphonies and eight operas. William was known as the Dean of African American classical composers, as well as one of America's foremost composers.

    He was born on May 11 1895 in Woodville, Mississippi. His mother was a teacher, and his father was a bandleader. After his father's death, the family moved to Arkansas, where his mother remarried, Williams formal music education began with violin lessons, and his love of music grew due to a stepfather, taking him to operettas and buying classical music recordings.

    As a young man, William went off to college to learn to become a doctor. However, he soon found himself conducting the university band, writing music, and teaching himself to play various instruments. He left his traditional college before graduating, so he could attend Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

    William served in World War One, and after the war, he moved to Harlem where he worked for WC Handy's Band. During this time, he was involved in the Harlem Renaissance movement. And through the 1920s, he composed and arranged music for various musicals and band leaders. By the 1930s he was writing popular music for radio programs and movies. In 1931, his first major orchestral composition, Symphony number one Afro American, was performed by the Rochester Philharmonic.

    It was the first time a complete score of work by an African American was performed by a major orchestra and by the end of World War Two, the piece had been performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. Berlin, Paris and London. Until 1950 it was the most popular Symphony composed by an American. William also composed Song Of A City for the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. And in 1949, his opera troubled island was performed by the New York City Opera. It was the first opera by an American to be performed by that company, and the first by an African American to be performed by a major company.

    In this episode Thea discusses:

    William’s inspiring storyHow William broke barriers in the music industryThea’s love of music and why she enjoys listening to classical music

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    Resources and Links

    Music selections and interview were all sourced from YouTube

    Summerland (Three Visions) — William Grant StillGamin

    Interview with the Afro-American Composer William Grant Still

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  • Episode 68: Unbought and Unbossed - Shirley Chisholm

    In honor of Black History Month, I am putting a spotlight on influential black Americans that paved the way for others.

    Our first spotlight is the first African American candidate for a major party's nomination for president of the United States, Shirley Chisholm. Shirley was born on November 30, 1924. She was a politician, educator, author, and the first black woman elected to the United States Congress.

    Shirley's family immigrated from Barbados, and from a young age she had strong ties to the island. She lived by the mantra of being unbought and unbossed, a slogan that she used throughout her career, and was demonstrated from an early age.

    In college, she won prizes for her debate skills, not an easy fee as a woman. After graduation, she worked as a teacher's aide, and an early child care center. While she worked there, she continued her education to earn a master's in elementary education, which led her to move from aid to center director. She was not content simply letting injustices happen in front of her. She quickly became known for standing up for issues involving early education and child welfare. It didn't take long for Shirley to enter the world of politics. She started as a volunteer for Brooklyn's democratic clubs, and worked her way up from volunteer to the New York State Legislature.

    Shirley Chisholm is not only an inspiration for all women but she was also a force to be reckoned with. This story shows the determination of a smart, educated, and thoughtful woman of color but also the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.

    In this episode Thea discusses:

    Shirley Chisholm’s storyWhy she entered into politicsHow Shirley refused to accept that women could not have a seat at the tableHow she allowed herself to be seen and heard

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    Resources and Links

    Autobiography of Shirley Chisholm, Unboought and Unbossed

    The sound bite of Shirley Chisholm was sourced from www.archives.gov and their Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com

    Source: Creator(s): U.S. Information Agency. 1982-10/1/1999 (Most Recent)

    Series: Moving Images Relating to U.S. Domestic and International Activities , 1982 - 1999

    Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 2003

    Production Date: 1974

    National Archives Identifier: 54173

    Local Identifier: 306.9028

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  • This past year has caused the entire world to shift. All at once. And without warning.

    How do you handle pivoting when it’s forced upon you? How do you find the resilience to keep moving forward?

    Safiya Robinson is an author and blogger with a passion for storytelling and listening to the stories of others. She believes that all stories are important and should be told, and there is no wrong way to tell your story!

    Safiya is the owner of the 39 and counting blog, a project she started not long before she turned 40 to reflect on life lessons from her first 39 years on the planet. As a keen world traveller, she uses this space to explore her experiences and philosophy on life, sprinkled with fun, humour and big love from a small island. Her mission is to inspire you to embrace every part of your story and try something new!

    Her book “Everything is a thing - my journey to living a truly authentic life” is available through her website, or you can get the paperback version on Amazon, and you can follow her journey at www.39andcounting.com

    In her spare time, you’ll find her brushing up on her photography skills, enjoying island sunsets, baking delicious treats, or spending time with her friends and family.

    In this episode Thea and Safiya discuss:

    How to handle unexpected changes in your lifeDiscovering new routines and letting go of habits that no longer serve youSelf discovery and taking time to restFinding new ways to connect with people

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    Connect with Safiya Robinson

    To learn more about Safiya and the work she does, head over to www.39andcounting.com

    Interested in joining her book club this month? Find more information at book club — Safiya Robinson | Author | Writing Coach

    To purchase Safiya’s book, Wellbeing for Dentists, head over to www.wellbeingfordentists.com

    Contact Safiya by email at 39andcountingblog@gmail.com

    Listen to Safiya’s first interview on Push or Pivot, Episode 6: Your Story Your Way with Safiya Robinson

    Connect with Thea Charles

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  • Do you unconsciously hold biases against any group? When did you realize that you can make a choice to change and widen your worldview?

    My guest today is Becky Curran Kekula. Becky is no stranger to facing her share of obstacles in her life. Becky is a public speaker and advocate for disability inclusion on a global scale.

    Becky received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Providence College, where she started to gain a passion for influencing change behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Upon graduation and after 1,000 applications, 100 job interviews, and three temporary job assignments, Becky started working full-time in the Entertainment Marketing department, followed by the Comedy Touring department, at Creative Artists Agency, the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency. Five years later, she worked at CBS Television Studios, where she assisted with the casting of pilots and television series.

    During this transition, she also served as the Marketing Director and Co-Founding Board Member of the Catalina Film Festival. She also founded DisABILITY In Media, which focuses on positive disability inclusion storytelling through social media. After her six and a half years of working in the entertainment industry, Becky launched a public speaking business. A prolific public speaker and advocate for disability inclusion on a global scale, she has spoken at over 200 venues, including schools, corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, throughout the United States and beyond. She’s really passionate about disability inclusion in schools, the workplace, and everywhere else.

    More recently, she spent three and a half years working in the Equity & Inclusion department at Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the world’s largest entertainment union. At SAG-AFTRA, she supported the implementation of a national diversity plan of action to achieve accurate representation of those groups historically excluded from the entertainment and news media. Becky currently serves as the Little People of America (LPA) Employment Chair and she’s on the Board of Advisors for the National Center For Disability Journalism (NCDJ) at Arizona State University.

    Becky shares how she uses storytelling for positive disability inclusion and I hope you find some inspiration from her story.

    In this episode we discuss:

    How unspoken biases are feltHow we can seek to learn about people outside of our communitiesHaving a mindset of acceptance and inclusionOvercoming obstacles and pushing forwardSharing and honoring your lived experiences

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    Connect with Becky Curran Kekula

    Head over to her website, www.beckymotivates.com, to learn more about Becky.

    Follow Becky on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter @BeckyMotivates

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  • Are you evolving? Are you seeking to discover new things about yourself? How have past experiences helped you with future goals?

    My guest today, Margo Lovett told me that, “Age is a valuable tool when factored into reinventing yourself.” If you could reinvent yourself, who would you be?

    After ending 26 years of employment, Margo launched her first show in October 2017 and 2 years on the Vercay Network secured over 1 million downloads. Margo did this at age 61. This best-selling author (Her Business Her Voice Her Reinvention) loves teaching podcasting at – Podcast Academy Online.

    Margo Lovett is the creator and host of Her Business Her Voice Her Conversation, a podcast giving how-to instruction, information, inspiration to those looking to #reinvent, becoming an author, speaker, entrepreneur. Trailblazing entrepreneurs such as Bro. Bedford, David Dunworth, and Mary Crafts & Nicholas Hinrichsen have been guests.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Reinventing yourself after corporate lifeBelieving in yourself and the ability to succeedThe ability to change during difficult timesStarting a business during a pandemic

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    Connect with Margo Lovett

    To learn more about her services, visit www.margolovett.com

    Connect on LinkedIn: Margo Lovett - Creator/ instructor - Podcast Academy Online

    Follow on Facebook: Her Business Her Voice - Home

    Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Margo’s course A Powerful Podcast Academy For The Baby Boomers

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  • Have you had the odds stacked against you? Have you let other people deter you from your dreams? Did you use other people’s skepticism as a way to drive you? What inspires you to keep pushing toward your dreams?

    Our guest today is no stranger to a childhood full of tragedies. Naomi Mamiye got married young just to have a home. She did not have parents to guide or have her back. Because of her foolishness of youth, years later she found herself divorced with 4 kids- no income or family to lean on. Naomi had to turn to her creativity to start a business. People laughed when she proposed to start the Naomi Mamiye Design firm. Instead of letting it bring her down, she used it as fuel to propel herself ahead and prove them wrong.

    Naomi pushed herself hard to get to the top of the design world. She did her first few projects free of charge to get her name out. With a good reputation, one referral came after the next and she never had to advertise.

    With a specialty in healthcare, Naomi Mamiye travels across the United States designing hospitals, rehab centers, assisted living centers, drug rehab centers and corporate offices. There is no single designer with these many projects to their name.

    Today, years later, she is considered a leader in the field and constantly gets asked by beginner designers for advice or to watch her work. Naomi spends endless hours with all, setting them up to start businesses of their own. A true leader creates more leaders!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    How to reflect on your past to improve your futurePositivity is the key to positive change in your lifeTrusting yourself to make the right decisionsFinding your passion by listening to your inner calling

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    Connect with Naomi Mamiye

    To learn more about her services, visit Naomi Mamiye Design

    Connect on LinkedIn: @naomimamiye

    Follow on Instagram: Naomi Mamiye Interior Design @naomimamiyedesign

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  • What can you do to boost your sense of self? Are you letting time stop you from achieving your goals and passion projects?

    By taking one step at a time, you are letting that step snowball into you becoming the person you want to be. What steps can you take today to get closer to reaching your goals?

    My guest today is Ekiuwa Aire. Ekiuwa is previously a full time Finance Manager turned IT Data Engineer turned Photographer and recently turned Self Published Children's Author of books on African History. She has a history of pivoting whenever she is faced with a career path that does not align with her personality or vision of how she wants to lead her life. Ekiuwa doesn’t believe in complaining about what situation she finds herself in. Ekiuwa a doer. If she doesn't like something, she believes that it is up to her to fix it.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Ekiuwa’s story into becoming a author and how she got stuck in 3 years of research modeHer struggles with publishing her bookHow Ekiuwa pushed past her fears and followed her passion to achieving her goalsHer journey of learning from her mistakes and why she pushes past them

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    To learn more about her services, visit www.our-ancestories.com

    Connect on Facebook: @our.ancestoriess

    Follow on Instagram: @our_ancestoriess

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  • How often do you choose yourself? Can your story inspire someone’s pivotal moment? If you were to share a memoir, what lesson could someone learn from you?

    Today, my guest is Mytrea Meliana. Mytrae (pronounced “My-thray-yee”) is a women's empowerment and spiritual teacher, holistic psychotherapist, trauma expert, speaker, and author. She leads workshops and programs for women that empower them to heal from trauma, liberate themselves from patriarchy, and claim their truth, power, heart, and soul purpose.

    Mytrae is also the Founder of Temple of Sound Healing, which teaches sound healing to health/wellness practitioners and social justice community leaders so they can offer that to their clients and communities. Mytrae, a WOC immigrant from India, shares her personal story of healing, empowerment, and awakening in her memoir "Brown Skin Girl: An Indian-American Woman's Magical Journey from Broken to Beautiful".

    Trigger Warning: Acts of Domestic Violence are mentioned on this episode

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Mytrea’s struggle between cultural beliefs and personal beliefsWhat sparked her personal journey of healing, empowerment, and awakening How Mytrea pivoted into choosing herself, leaving her marriage and going back to schoolWhat inspired Mytrea to write her memoir as a way to help others

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  • Have you ever found yourself at a crossroad? Which direction would you choose?

    When you find yourself at a crossroad, the best thing to do is live in it and be present. When you sit in it, you are allowing yourself to pause and evaluate where you want to go. You are able to talk about the pros and cons of each path. You are able to talk about which way you want to go that will help you achieve the goals you have in your life.

    Today, my guest is Lolita E. Walker. Lolita is a Certified Life & Executive Coach, TEDx Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, Retreat Cultivator, and change champion for you. She is at the forefront of a movement that empowers women and teams to embrace their challenges and triumphs, act in their strengths, and thrive in the greatness that drives individual and group ownership toward a renewed vision of excellence. She helps you to truly feel and trust the power within your pause.

    After nearly 20 years, Lolita packed her faith, strengths, and experiences, then leaped from her senior position in corporate America. With a strong foundation and her savings account, she founded Walker & Walker Enterprises, a personal and professional coaching and change consultancy. Her company, Walker & Walker Enterprises, creates intentional sacred-spaces for individuals, corporations, agencies, and groups.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    What inspired Lolita to write her bookWhat to do when you find yourself at a crossroadHow to be present, take action, and choose the right pathWhy your goals need to be taken into consideration when choosing what’s right for yourself

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    Lolita’s book, "The Intersection of You & Change" leads readers through 17 stops of challenging discovery. It shifts your mindset and current thinking of fear to confidence and chaos to clarity. According to one of her long-time clients, "this book is Lolita's signature retreat in print. It is simply POWERFUL!" A natural extension of her portfolio is her podcast, "Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations," where she meets you where you are and coaches you up to where you need and deserve to be while having conversations around, what she calls, her virtual kitchen table.

    Connect with Lolita E. Walker

    To learn more about her services, visit www.lolitawalker.com

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  • Are you waiting for the right time to make a change? Is fear holding you back from making a change?

    What would happen if you woke up one day and said to yourself, today is the day. Today is the day you’re getting what you want. Today is the day you put your needs first. You’re going to take action on the business idea you’ve had for years, sign up for that coaching program, quit your 9-5, tell your partner you need more support around the house.

    Here’s the thing, you can do anything you put your mind to. It will take hard work but amazing things are waiting on the other side. Create Your Own Path.

    My guest today is Elizabeth Ellery. Elizabeth is a photographer, website designer, mentor and fashion industry insider who’s launched two successful businesses and now uses her skills to help entrepreneurs build the perfect personal brand online.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Elizabeth’s journey into entrepreneurshipHow to push fear aside and take actionBooks that inspired Elizabeth to pivotFollowing your own path even when it’s out of the norm

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    Connect with Elizabeth Ellery

    To learn more about her services, visit www.elizabethellery.com

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