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Giving Your Best Life

Join Stephanie Jones aka Giving Gal, as she chats about “Giving Your Best Life"! In each episode, she shares intentional ways to give to yourself and others, how giving and gratitude changes your life and ways to go after living your big dreams and accomplishing goals.

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Episode 103: Breaking Through Self-Deception to Achieve Health and Fitness Goals with Zach Lloyd
Discover the thin line that separates the excuses we make from the stark reality of our actions with co-host, Sustainable Anti-Diet Coach Zach Lloyd. In this thought-provoking discussion, we peel back the layers of self-deception that often hinder our health and fitness aspirations, stressing the power of self-awareness and the necessity of setting achievable exercise benchmarks. Listen closely as we delve into strategies for ensuring consistent progress—even through life's inevitable upheavals—and why a burst of intense physical activity could be the secret ingredient to revitalizing your wellness journey.Connect with Zach: Zach's website hereGet a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit hereFollow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoaching Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
19:08 4/11/24
Episode 102: Navigating Life's Distractions: Finding Focus and Faith in a Buzzing World (Part I)
Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your phone, losing hours meant for more meaningful pursuits? On this episode Stephanie will peel back the layers of everyday distractions, drawing wisdom from 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 and the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42. We delve into how the modern world's temptations, from the ping of a notification to the demands of daily chores, can sidetrack us from our life's true calling. As we unravel the ways in which even the most wholesome activities can become detrimental distractions, you'll be equipped to discern between what's truly essential and what's merely a diversion for God has for you.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
11:21 4/9/24
Episode 101: Embrace Progress (not Perfection) The Power of Resilience and Micro-Goals in Achieving Your Dreams with Guest Zach Lloyd
Have you ever found yourself stuck in the vicious cycle of "starting over" every time you falter on your goals? Join us as we unwrap the secret to resilient progress with our sustainable anti-diet coach, Zach Lloyd. We'll share intimate tales from our own lives, unraveling the pitfalls of the reset mentality that so many of us fall prey to. Discover why it's not just about how often you fall but how you rise that truly counts, and learn how to maintain your course without backtracking to square one. Life's curveballs don't have to mean starting from scratch, and together, we'll explore how to fortify your resolve and transform setbacks into powerful lessons.We'll talk about taking those tiny, mighty steps towards your dreams. In this heart-to-heart, we demystify the art of overcoming procrastination by initiating action with micro-goals. Imagine the ripple effect of spending just 15 minutes on a task or the triumph in flossing a single tooth—yes, it can lead to a cascade of productivity! We'll also link arms with episode 95, revisiting the essential connection between your health and your life's purpose. So whether you're looking for motivation to uphold a balanced lifestyle or seeking the push to show up for your calling, let this episode be the gentle nudge you need to keep moving forward, one small victory at a time.Connect with Zach: Zach's website hereGet a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit hereFollow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoaching Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
11:09 3/28/24
Episode 100: Give Up Fear, Step Out in Faith, and Live a Life Embracing the Great Commission
We've hit a milestone that fills my heart with gratitude—episode 100 of Giving Your Best Life. It's a time for reflection, celebration, and a poignant look at what it means to truly live out the Great Commission. As we rejoice in this centennial moment, I share not just a message, but a decree of faith, conviction, and the unwavering pursuit of divine guidance through the lens of Matthew 28:16-20. I reveal the intricate dance between my personal spiritual journey and the broader mission entrusted to us—to make disciples and teach obedience to Christ's commands. Every word preached opens a door to salvation, powerful truths from Acts 2:36-41 and Romans 10:9-17.  Let this message encourage you, as it has encouraged me, to embrace your faith with action and courage, living out the Gospel and leading others to Christ.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
16:45 3/26/24
Episode 99: Breaking Free from Perfection: Navigating Consistency and Planning for Lasting Health Habits with Zach Llloyd
Have you ever felt trapped in the relentless pursuit of perfect consistency in your habits? In this episode, Stephanie with sustainable anti-diet coach,  Zach Lloyd, will discuss the perils of this all-or-nothing mindset. They'll peel back the layers of why chasing flawless consistency can backfire, inviting shame instead of success. Together, They will chat about redefining what it means to make choices that honor our future selves, tackling the psychological tug-of-war between immediate pleasures and long-term benefits. This episode will help with your roadmap to balance and understanding.Connect with Zach: Zach's website hereGet a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit hereFollow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoaching Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
17:30 3/21/24
Episode 98: Simple Stories to Help You Find Peace through Rest, Trust & Believe, and Embracing Faith
Have you ever felt the world weigh heavily on your shoulders, seeking solace but not knowing where to turn? In this episode, Stephanie shares her journey toward finding peace through rest and faith. Through personal stories, including an impactful weekend with her friend Amy, she invites listeners to reflect on what God has for their life. Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
11:36 3/19/24
Episode 97: The Anti-Diet Approach: Embracing Incremental Victories for Sustainable Weight Loss with Guest Zach Lloyd
In this episode, Stephanie and her accountability partner, Sustainability Anti-Diet Coach Zach Lloyd, discuss how struggling with weight loss can feel like an unending battle, especially when engulfed by a sea of fad diets and miracle promises. But what if the key isn't in the monumental goals, but in the incremental victories that stand the test of time?  Together, they dissect the realities of shedding pounds and how societal pressures often lead us astray from achieving long-term success. Their candid conversation may just transform the way you view your journey to a healthier self.Connect with Zach: Zach's website here Get a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit here Follow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoaching Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
15:55 3/14/24
Episode 96: Finding Serenity and Strength through Diverse Prayer Practices for a Deeper Faith
In this episode, Stephanie shares with you a variety of ways to pray. You'll hear about how these practices can deepen your faith and align your life with God's purposes. Stephanie will offer you the tools to weave prayer into the fabric of your daily life. Join her on this journey of reflection and discover how gratitude paired with prayer can be your guiding light, even in the toughest of times.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
16:49 3/12/24
Episode 95: Uncovering the Truth Behind Wellness and Why Bother with Staying Healthy with Guest Zach Lloyd
In this episode, Stephanie's accountability partner, Sustainability Anti-Diet Coach Zach Lloyd, joins her in explaining why health is so important and how it relates to following God's calling for your life.  A few topics they discuss:The significance of prioritizing health in our livesAddress common misconceptions and societal pressures (social media/influencers) surrounding healthEncourage listeners to define their health goals based on realistic expectationsThe power of self-reflection and asking two meaningful questions to drive personal growth Connect with Stephanie:  Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal Connect with Zach: Zach's website here Get a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit here Follow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoachingConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
14:30 3/5/24
Episode 94: Mastering the Art of Saying No and Setting Boundaries
In this episode, Stephanie discusses how we often want to make time for everything that comes our way, our work, our friends, family, and our calling. But if we are going to live out the calling God has for our lives, we have to learn how to say no, set boundaries, and priorities, and spend our time wisely.  Connect with Stephanie:Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here.Shop Stephanie's books here.Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
11:33 2/27/24
Episode 93: The Power of An Accountability Partner in Accomplishing Your Goals with Guest Zach Llloyd
In this episode, Stephanie's accountability partner, Sustainability Anti-Diet Coach, Zach Lloyd, joins her to discuss the power of accountability, how it works, what works well, and who you should get for an accountability partner to accomplish your goals.  Connect with Stephanie:Giving Your Best Life Conference on February 7th. Register here.Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here.Shop Stephanie's books here.Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Zach:Zach's website hereGet a free resource: End Calorie Counting Toolkit hereFollow Zach on IG: @zachlloydcoachingConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
15:40 1/19/24
Episode 92: Bible Study: Your Plans or God's Plan?
In this episode, Stephanie discusses what the Bible says about planning. Are you a planner? A woman who likes to set goals? Me too! In this Bible study episode, Stephanie will dive into Proverbs 19:21, James 4:13-17, and Proverbs 3:5-6 to see how we should plan and with whom.Other Mentions:Bible Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:21, James 4:13-17, and Proverbs 3:5-6Giving Challenge: Gratitude Challenge: Book Recommendations:1. Uncommon Prayers (a #1 best-seller!)2. Thank-You Notes to GodConnect with Stephanie:Giving Your Best Life Conference on February 7th. Register here.A free resource for you! The 4G Method Journal here.Shop Stephanie's books here.Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
16:22 1/3/24
Episode 91: Uncommon Hospitality and How to Stop People Pleasing and Start Loving on People
In this episode, Stephanie discusses how and why we should host people in our homes, provide hospitality, and not worry about perfection. Don't worry about being organized. Give up people pleasing and just love and serve people.  Why we need to live in community and connection. Put people ahead of pride.Other Mentions:Bible Verse of the Day: Romans 12:9 & 13 Giving Challenge: Who can you host in your home and show hospitality? How am I going to open up my home?Gratitude Challenge: Say thank you to people who have supported you on a project you worked onBook Recommendations:1. Uncommon Prayers (a #1 best-seller!)2. Uncommon ChristmasConnect with Stephanie:Giving Your Best Life Conference on February 7th. Register here.A free resource for you! The 4G Method Journal here.Shop Stephanie's books here for buy one, get one free, give one offer!Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
14:15 12/13/23
Episode 90: How Prayer Helps When We Are Stuck
Exciting News! Stephanie and her friend, Amy, are launching the Giving Your Best Life Conference on February 7th (I know I accidentally say at the beginning of February 4th...that's wrong!). Register here. In this episode, Stephanie will discuss how the small tasks, when we are pursuing our calling, often get us stuck and how prayer and just 15 minutes can get you moving forward. Other Mentions:Bible Verse of the Day: Colossians 4:2Giving Challenge: None mentioned todayGratitude Challenge: Give thanks in your prayersBook Recommendations:1. Uncommon Prayers2. The Power of Prayer and FastingConnect with Stephanie:A free resource for you! The 4G Method Journal here.Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
13:38 11/28/23
Episode 89: Lessons from Lauren Daigle, Colleen Hoover, and Bradley Cooper
Stephanie recently watched an interview with Colleen Hoover, a concert snippet of Lauren Daigle, and Bradley Cooper on Bear Grylls and she wanted to share lessons she learned, as it relates to pursuing a goal.Other Mentions:Bible Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 11:1Giving Challenge: Give away overflow from your gardenGratitude Challenge: Be grateful for the day of the week you are onBook Recommendations:1. Ultra Marriage 2. Another Gospel3. Good Boundaries and Goodbyes4. The PAC Method for WritersConnect with Stephanie:Free Resource for you! 4G Method Journal at www.4GMethod.comBooks: www.givinggal.com/shopFollow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGalConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
25:08 7/24/23
Episode 88: Memorial Day Giving Challenge
In this episode, Stephanie shares a heroic story of a Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice. She'll also share a Giving Challenge for this Memorial Day weekend.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
05:07 5/26/23
Episode 87: Battling a Health Crisis and Fighting to Get Your Life Back...Never Give Up
Stephanie has been battling a health challenge for the last several years and hit a tipping point in September of 2022. She'll share where she has been, what's going on, and the lessons that may help you as you navigate your own challenges in life. Bible verse: Romans 5:3-5Giving/Gratitude Challenge: Find a way to thank a police officerNew book: Uncommon Growth! Buy now at GivingGal.com/shopFor extra resources and information, you can visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGalBooks.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
34:08 5/16/23
Q & A: Writing a Book and the Publishing Process
Stephanie L. Jones is an award-winning and best-selling author of four books. On this episode she answers questions about writing a book and the publishing process. Shop: www.givinggal.com/shopChildren's Books: www.givinggalbooks.comMore Info: www.givingyourbestlife.comConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
29:11 9/5/22
Episode 85: Summer Adventures, Giving Ideas on How to Support Friends, and Tips to Move Forward on Your Goals
If you are stuck on a goal, Stephanie provides several great real-life examples to get you moving. She also chats about a vacation spot to put on your dream list, a gift you can give to friends, and how giving can lead to new friendships. More fun resources are available at:givingyourbestlife.comAre you a parent,  grandparent, or teacher? Check out our resources for children at:givinggalbooks.comConnect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
15:07 7/27/22
Episode 84: Lessons on Tackling Fear While Camping in a Storm & Completing Jesse Itzler's Driveway to Hell Race
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, for this exciting episode where she delves into the adventure of completing Jesse Itzler's Driveway to Hell 1/2 marathon, overcoming challenges, and taking on goals with a foundation in faith. For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
30:29 5/17/22
Episode 83: Are You Practicing Contentment in these Two Areas of Life?
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about practicing contentment in life by sharing a few recent personal stories and providing tips for you to practice contentment, set new goals, and get to Giving Your Best Life!For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
14:40 5/11/22
Episode 82: Showing Gratitude to Teachers
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about teachers that positively affected her life and how she's shown gratitude to them. She also shares tips and ideas for adults and children to show gratitude to their teachers as well! Shop Stephanie's books at GivingGal.com/shop.For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
07:43 5/5/22
Episode 81: April's Book Club, Reviews, & Recommendations
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she shares about the books she read from March to April in 2022, what she thinks about them from a reader and author's perspective, as well as which ones she recommends! Grab a pen and get ready to write down which ones interest you. Happy Reading! If you have any questions about the books she mentions, please email Stephanie@GivingGal.com.Shop Stephanie's books at GivingGal.com/shop!For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
27:13 4/27/22
Episode 80: It's Okay to Open Up and Share a Struggle
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she has an important chat about how it's okay to open up and share a struggle, how it can help you and how you help others do the same.For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
19:21 4/20/22
Episode 79: Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about how you can ask yourself "Why Me?", how that can support you in your gratitude practice, and more insight to help you get to giving your best life.  Books mentioned in this episode: MORE Than My Mountains by Whitney Lane Ward Thank-You Notes to God: A Prayer & Gratitude Journal by Stephanie L. JonesFor extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
12:18 4/12/22
Episode 78: Prayer Q&A
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she answers listener questions about prayer, shares her prayer journey, how you can use prayer to encourage others, and more. Let her know your thoughts and questions by emailing Stephanie@GivingGal.com! Also mentioned in this episode are books you can purchase at GivingGal.com/shop:Thank-You Notes to God: A Prayer and Gratitude Journal Giving Gal (Stephanie's Children's Book) For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
13:15 3/29/22
Episode 77: 5 Lessons I Learned from Mommas of those with Special Needs
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she shares what she recently learned from some incredible Mommas of children with special needs while delivering her Dream Board Workshop. She also gives advice on goals and taking action!To learn about Stephanie's Dream Board Workshop and speaking, visit GivingYourBestLife.com. Also mentioned in this episode:Uniquely Nico. Learn more at UniquelyNico.comEpisode 55: Autism, Grief, and the Greatest Gift here: https://bit.ly/gybl-55For extra resources and information, you can also visit GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
13:58 3/22/22
Episode 76: Consider This My Book Club Meeting - Review of 12 Books to Read
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about her love of reading as she reviews 12 books that she's recently read! Stephanie also talks about how reading is another that you can get to giving your best life. Take note and let her know about books that you've loved reading too by emailing her at stephanie@givinggal.com! Check out more books that Stephanie reccommends at: amazon.com/shop/givinggalFor extra resources and information, visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
20:23 3/15/22
Episode 75: The Power of Saying No, Pausing Busy, & the Gift of Rest
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about taking time for yourself to truly relax by saying "no" when you need to, taking a break from social media, and giving yourself the gift of rest. She also shares a story about a recent trip she went on with an old friend where she was able to practice what she preaches!Mentioned in this episode: Thank-You Notes to God: A Prayer and Gratitude Journal on givinggal.com/shopFor extra resources and information, visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
17:30 3/9/22
Episode 74: Ways to Give and Encourage College Students
Join Stephanie L. Jones, a.k.a. Giving Gal, as she chats about how she recently gave to and encourged a college student that she mentors. She also shares ideas how you get to supporting a student as well! Link to the video mentioned on creating a care package for a college student: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaNlA30gL7i/ For extra resources and information, visit GivingYourBestLife.com and GivingGal.com.Connect with Stephanie: Get a free resource The 4G Method Journal here. Shop Stephanie's books here. Follow me on IG: @Giving_Gal or FB/GivingGal
10:34 3/1/22