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Stand Tall & Own It

“Just be you!” That’s what they all say. But it hasn’t always been safe or smart for high performing women - at school, at work, at church, at the PTA or even that exclusive networking event. Holding back kills your authenticity, and limits your impact. Just because we live in a world that is more friendly to strong, female leaders, that doesn't mean you feel "safe" being you. That's why it's imperative to know you, how you fit (or don’t) into the greater expectations of society, and understand that cookie-cutter leadership solutions will never be the answer. Each solution is as unique as the leader it is for.This podcast was created for high performing female leaders who are ready to make an impact by discovering the safety that comes from understanding their own value and exercising their authority. It’s time to truly “be you,” to Stand Tall & Own It.To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com/Links.

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Unlocking Leadership Potential: Exploring the Power of DISC in Coaching
Join me in this episode as we explore the transformative power of the DISC assessment tool in leadership coaching. DISC is the tool I use most often with my clients, and I'm using powerful examples from my own DISC profile to illustrate its impact. We'll delve into understanding the dynamics of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance (DISC) and how it can unlock your leadership potential. From uncovering your own leadership style to navigating team dynamics, we look at practical strategies and real-world examples. Whether you're a seasoned executive or aspiring leader, this episode offers invaluable insights to elevate your leadership journey. Tune in and discover the untapped potential understanding DISC will have in your leadership.Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.Learn more here: Get involved! DISC Cheat Sheet DISC ServicesWhat Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dy_UMoomQSE For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
23:45 3/4/24
DISC Profile Unveiled: Insights from a Maxwell Team Trailblazer, Deb Ingino
In this enlightening episode, we delve into the fascinating world of DISC profiles with none other than Deb Ingino, a trailblazer within the world renowned Maxwell Leadership Team. Deb, instrumental in bringing DISC methodology to the forefront of leadership development, shares invaluable insights gleaned from her extensive experience.Discover how understanding your DISC profile can unlock profound self-awareness and empower you to become a more effective leader. From recognizing your unique strengths to navigating interpersonal dynamics with finesse, Deb offers practical strategies and real-world examples to help you harness the power of DISC in both personal and professional contexts.Tune in to gain exclusive access to Deb's expertise and uncover the transformative potential of embracing your DISC profile. Whether you're a seasoned leader or aspiring to enhance your leadership skills, this episode promises to be a game-changer on your journey towards growth and success.Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.Learn more here: Get involved! DISC Cheat Sheet What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PKeVYkHsh_E For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
41:07 2/26/24
Permission Granted: What's Your Next Move?
If there was one thing I would tell my 25 year old self, it would be “Andrea, you have permission to make your own choices and decisions… Basically, to think for yourself.” In this week’s episode, we walk through the deceptively simple concept of how to give yourself permission - in any area. How many times have you said (this week) “I can’t?” Well, what if you actually could? Permission granted. Now what?Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eMw4dTGJ8ZQ For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Support the show
19:41 2/19/24
Demystifying Deconstruction, The Hidden Gem of Personal Growth
Deconstruction is a HOT topic right now - especially for the faith community. But here’s the thing… it’s not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be. In this episode, I give you a simple definition, share ways in which you are probably already DOING deconstruction, a few (of the many) clear benefits of it, and then some “bottom line” truths and expectations you can walk away and apply - today.Time to Stand Tall and Own it.Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zw9itT-3Zhk For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com.Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
35:47 2/12/24
Personal & Professional Growth Magic....Know Your Core Values
Are you dissatisfied, unfulfilled or disempowered in your work? Have you tried “all the things,” followed all the rules, and still aren’t where you want to be? Are you frustrated with constantly defending your personal boundaries, or struggling to make important decisions? In this episode, I (finally!) share the magic of understanding your Core Values!No more guessing - with a clear definition, simple explanation and actional tips on how to move forward uncovering your own Core Values, this episode is one of the most valuable resources I’ve shared, to date!Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/be1mOMUWs4wFor a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com.Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
35:47 2/5/24
Intentional 2024: A Thoughtful Approach To Resolutions & Goals
Do you set resolutions? Do you keep them? What about goals? What if all you needed in order to achieve your goals for 2024 was to understand your values and set some intentions? In this episode you’ll learn the importance of knowing you and how you function, then tailoring your “goals” to help you thrive. For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. I’d love to hear how you will embrace this challenge in 2024.Episodes & Resources Mentioned:The Ultimate DISC Cheat SheetA Quick & Easy Guide to Personal BoundariesSelf-Awareness: Uncovering Assumptions, Beliefs & Conditioning for Personal GrowthEpisode 116: BONUS:  Core Values -  A Conversation with Tabatha PerryEpisode 10: DISC - What I love (the basics)Episode 11: DISC Among Friends - with Kim Pate & Andrea JohnsonLearn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i7s7jB6EOtEPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
39:39 1/29/24
The Episode Every Leader Needs To Hear
2024 is here!Have you taken time to set intentions, make resolutions or set goals? There’s one goal every leader needs in 2024: to become curious about their own perspectives. Where do they come from? What forms them?What are they concealing? What do they say about us?If you, as a leader, cannot change your perspective, you will have a hard time growing.If you aren’t growing, you’re going to have a hard time leading.Begin 2024 with an honest look at how you can be a better leader by challenging your own perspectives and understanding the perspectives of others.For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. I’d love to hear how you will embrace this challenge in 2024.Your journey to personal fulfillment starts here, and if you’re local to Central Virginia, you can kick off the year with the Live2Lead Charlottesville 2024 conference on Monday, January 15, 2024. Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w2bTrbv2tHk Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
42:32 1/1/24
Want to Stand Tall in 2024? Listen Up!
Merry Christmas, my friend! In this is the last episode of 2023, I want to leave you with a little encouragement, and a vision for 2024. “Stand Tall and Own It” means we don’t hide who we are - from ourselves or others. We share our wisdom, our opinions and our boundaries - all with grace and kindness. In this episode, I share some topics we’ll tackle in 2024. The goal is to equip you with the tools you need to embrace your unique leadership potential. Courageously diving into more details on critical thinking, faith deconstruction, mental health and the grief associated with all of that, will help you stand tall, own your power, and make a significant impact in your life and community. If I’ve missed one, or you have something you’d love to discuss, please DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. I’d love to hear from you.Your journey to personal fulfillment starts here, and if you’re local to Central Virginia, you can kick off the year with the Live2Lead Charlottesville 2024 conference on Monday, January 15, 2024. Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-2n2pH9HP-I Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
17:24 12/25/23
Reflecting Made Easy: Destress & Recharge for 2024
How do you slow down long enough to catch your breath and still have time to enjoy the holidays?In this fifth, and final, installment of the “how to deal with holiday stress” mini series, I share my personal thoughts on how it is important to take your foot off the gas pedal, come to a full stop, and take a look in the rearview mirror to see what the road behind you looks like, in order to determine your course moving forward. “Getting quiet” is unique to you, but I share practical examples of how it looks and works for me. Decompressing and recharging are two sides to the same coin, but being intentional about both truly makes a difference.The Rhythms of Reflection - June 6, 2022Clever Fox Weekly PlannerJournal DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/U5tjzP9On70 Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
29:41 12/18/23
A Quick & Easy Guide to Personal Boundaries
It seems like EVERYONE is talking about “boundaries” these days. With online relationships and information sharing “24/7,” we’ve had to learn all over again, what it means to have “personal space.” In this fourth installment of the “how to deal with holiday stress” mini-series, I demystify the whole conversation. Just like you can’t arbitrarily draw your own property lines around your house, randomly drawn personal boundary lines are not easy to defend, and don’t often make sense. In this episode you’ll learn:What personal boundaries are - your own internal guidelinesWhere they come from - your Core Values How they benefit you - emotional resilience, improved relationships, lower stressThe best method of determining and setting them - know you, and your Core ValuesThe most effective ways to maintain them Honor your Core ValuesDevelop self-respect and trustUnderstand their self-reinforcing nature - your boundaries increase your autonomy and confidence, allowing you to maintain them more consistently.Review and evaluate - regularly to see where there are breaches, or leaksShore them up, by revisiting your Core Values, your beliefs, and your goalsHealthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays Masterclasshttps://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/healthyboundaries Make THIS holiday season happy with different expectations, AND joyful anticipation! Healthy boundaries based on your core values allows for conscientious and respectful boundary setting for a holiday season YOU decide you want to experience.DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! Healthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays MasterclassWhat Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0npFBjpyHygPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
26:26 12/11/23
EXTRA! Trust Yourself, with Melanie Lippmann
In the ever-evolving world of fashion, navigating the maze of style and self-perception can be challenging. This is especially true for those grappling with body image issues. I originally interviewed Melanie Lippman back in Episode 129 (link below), and LOVE how her Q&A session fits perfectly into our “holiday stress” mini-series!  Tune in to hear how learning to trust herself is still one of the biggest challenges (IKYK), and how it can make a real difference in how you show up. Ready for a quick shot of confidence as you gear up to dress up for all your holiday get-togethers? This EXTRA! Guest Q&A is just for you!DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! Healthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays MasterclassWhat Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xjDwA3LUzDc Episode 129: Unlocking Your Style ConfidenceWhere to find Melanie:Website:  Melanie LippmanInstagram:  @melanielippmanLinkedIn:  Melanie LippmanSPECIAL PROMOTION - http://bit.ly/5outfitmistakesPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
09:12 12/7/23
10 Ways to Feel Good About Holiday Eating AND Your Body
The “holiday” food onslaught begins on October 31, and doesn’t relent until Easter. There really isn’t any way to avoid it. In this third installment of the “how to deal with holiday stress” mini-series, we dig into the whole food dilemma, and how it affects, or is related to, body image. There’s no way around the fact that food is a huge part of most of the holidays, and I wish I had a magic solution to loving yourself through this season of sugar and sauces… but the reality is that it’s most important to understand the beauty of your own body, and how you can care for yourself.  That’s the secret to making through the “food half” of the year. Below are the 10 action steps I mentioned in the episode that will empower and encourage you this holiday season. 10 Ways to Feel Good…:1.  Reframe your holiday expectations:      a.  Go back (if you haven’t yet) to the last two episodes, and look at what your expectations are, and what kind of family stress (or conditioning) you might be dealing with.     b.   What are the holidays for? You get to decide.      c.   Why are you eating? You get to decide.     d.   What am I supposed to look like? What do I make that mean?     e.  Where could I spend my energy instead?2.  Build a body gratitude list: how long has she been around? Is she strong? What is unique about her? How has she protected you?3.  If you want something special, purchase it or make it yourself. (Chocolate Orange)4.  Allow yourself some treats - no one does well with super strict lines… we cross them.5.  Decide what you want to eat (or not) and communicate it when you have the opportunity to influence the menu (like acorn squash).6.  Look for OTHER ways to enjoy the season - like the leaves this weekend, light tours, hiking, holiday markets.7.  Get you some clothes that do fit - and flatter your body as it is TODAY. 8.  Get rid of the clothes that will never fit - I plan on participating in a holiday clothes swap meet. I’ve never done it before, but I have some lovely things with tags on them… time to find something new.9.  Volunteer - food pantry, holiday meal soup kitchen - get out of your own head10. Healthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays Masterclass https://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/healthyboundaries  Make THIS holiday season happy with different expectations, AND joyful anticipation! Healthy boundaries based on your core values allows for conscientious and respectful boundary setting for a holiday season YOU decide you want to experience.DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! Healthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays MasterclassWhat Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2cAG_KkfFlA Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Support the show
31:37 12/4/23
Surviving Stressful Family Holidays: My Strategy
The festive season rolls around, and instead of joy and laughter, you're filled with dread at the thought of navigating family gatherings. Whenever families gather, with multiple expectations, traditions - even trauma - stress is on the menu.In this second installment of the “how to deal with holiday stress” mini-series, I share my insights, tips and strategies for navigating multiple types of holiday family stress. Want to make your holiday season smoother? This one's for you. Take a listen, and be encouraged… you have choices, my friend.Stand tall and let's navigate this holiday season together.Tips & strategies for dealing with the stress:GRACE: Remember, there are truly very few people who WANT to ruin anyone else’s special occasion. Especially a holiday. We all need a little grace.Truly examine and (maybe) change your expectations - then look at how you can make different choices next year.Have the “players” changed? (mom…)Have the circumstances changed? (money…)Examine and explore your own ABC’sAssumptions - look at your assumptions for yourself and for othersBeliefs - have they changed? Do they need to change? Conditioning - Examine your “supposed to…” statements for a specific holiday. Feel like? Look like? Duration?Represent?Gift yourself some counseling or coachingHealthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays Masterclass https://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/healthyboundaries  Make THIS holiday season happy with different expectations, AND joyful anticipation! Healthy boundaries based on your core values allows for conscientious and respectful boundary setting for a holiday season YOU decide you want to experience.Things to do instead of the traditional celebration:“Friendsgiving”  - Beth Felker Jones email/article“I love that the celebration of “Friendsgiving” has been gaining steady ground. We need friends. Most of us could stand to de-center the nuclear family and open up doors to more friends.”Travelmaybe not on “the busiest travel day of the year…” but where might you want to go?Christmas in as many cultures as I can…Create your own traditions - especially if you have children. Redefine your ABC’s, Expectations, Core Values, BoundariesRedefine who does what?Redefine where, and why you celebrate?Try out holidays from other culturesDM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! Healthy Boundaries Make Happy Holidays MasterclassWhat Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JboLos8zVQYPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
31:07 11/27/23
Avoiding Disappointment and Resentment
Avoiding resentment and disappointment is something I’m always interested in.  But where do those things come from? Expectations.If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that expectations can make or break you. They can be the biggest source of resentment and disappointment, or the greatest asset in your communication toolbox. When you’re willing to examine, understand, identify and communicate your expectations - for you and others - relationships are strengthened, stress is reduced, and we flourish.DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dIDljnhmrHMPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
30:34 11/20/23
The One Skill You Need to Supercharge Your Growth
My passion is equipping female leaders to define a new culture by trusting their own ability to think critically, create imaginatively and lead effectively.Unfortunately, most of us aren't actually taught the skill of Critical Thinking - evaluating and analyzing information in order to form a belief or take action - yet it’s the one skill that will supercharge your growth. Tune in to find out what Critical Thinking is, is not, and how to begin using it in your life, today. DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xpoQLgpwnWA Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
24:56 11/13/23
EXTRA! Embracing your 'Enough-ness' with Megan Hale
In this special Guest Q&A EXTRA! My guest Megan Hale answers the question: “You’ve done a lot of work on addressing your Conditioning. What was the most difficult piece of that to work on?”Her answer? Enoughness!Megan's journey to understand and embrace her 'enough-ness' has been an enlightening voyage. By sharing her experiences, she hopes to help others break the shackles of societal expectations that often hold us back from appreciating our true worth.Check out her podcast on the topic: “The Enoughness Revolution”DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimistLearn more here: Get involved!What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gHDTb_UgvcUPlease leave us a rating and review:Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
06:51 11/9/23
Connecting Financial Knowledge with Inner Knowing, with Megan Hale
Does the term “financial knowledge” give you pause? Well, I have good news - today’s guest is going to break it down into something you can understand.Megan Hale is a business strategist, FinTech founder, and former psychotherapist.  She’s the CEO of Megan Hale Co where she guides her clients to combine their financial knowledge & their inner knowing into signature offers that create sustainable business growth.In this very special 150th episode, we’re bringing you her DreamMoney™ Blueprint, a holistic financial system that helps entrepreneurs build financial confidence, master their money, and radically shift the way money feels. Discovering the correlation between money management and inner wisdom is her specialty, and we delve into the five pillars of Dream Money - Deliberate, Reliable, Easeful, Abundant, and Meaningful.We tackle the emotional and systemic conditioning that often makes money discussions uncomfortable. But Megan provides practical tips on designing systems that bring freedom and clarity to your financial journey. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or simply looking to foster a more intimate relationship with money, this episode is laden with nuggets of financial wisdom.Learn more here: Get involved!What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NjJqDf11vGwDM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity.Get 40% Off Annual Membership Support the show
54:59 11/7/23
Mastering Discomfort: A Self-Growth Guide
Personal growth - of any kind - can be very uncomfortable. Getting a glimpse of your ABC’s (Assumptions, Beliefs and Conditioning), especially when you’re not expecting it, can be a shock. As a coach, it’s my job to help you look at all the uncomfortable things, but when you’re bombarded with situations and circumstances, it’s important to have a plan and some tools to process all that discomfort. I promise you this - by the end of this episode, you'll feel a lot more comfortable with discomfort. Diving into the murky waters of emotions, reactions, and the factors that shape them - it's as enlightening as it is challenging.I share the DO’S and DON’TS of how to navigate tricky topics and why it's so crucial to understand, acknowledge, and constructively use our responses for personal growth.  Of course, understanding how your Core Values are your compass when confronting uncomfortable situations, plays a vital role in self-care and personal growth in your own timeline. Turn up the volume, keep an open mind, and let's embark on this insightful journey together.DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kfP4H5z932Y Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
23:52 10/30/23
Childhood Conditioning's Influence on Core Values and Self-Perception
We all have a past that is an amalgamation of our upbringing and the experiences we have had growing up. What if those childhood influences were still shaping your identity, beliefs, and choices? That’s the exact question I tackle in this episode - the profound impact of childhood messaging on your self-identity. I call it “The Continuum.” Breaking away from the paradigms in which you were raised takes courage and determination. Knowing when it’s time or even necessary, however, is key.  Your choices and actions are always driven (in one way or another) by your Core Values, and it's understanding these values that have guided my transformation into The Intentional Optimist. In the spirit of evolving together, I invite you to reflect on how your childhood experiences have shaped you, allowing you to step out of your own childhood continuum and chart your unique course.DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CourseCheck us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NjJqDf11vGwPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
11:45 10/23/23
EXTRA! Understanding and Overcoming the Lack of Self-Trust
In this new iteration of the podcast, I want to pop in every so often and give you a quick, practical take on an experience in my own life that highlights what I teach. Today - it’s about Self-Doubt. Can you relate? Trust yourself - fundamentally simple yet profoundly challenging. With the aim to encourage those who grapple with similar struggles, I share a raw account of my personal experiences, battling my own self-doubt, learning to accept my unique differentness, and building my daily acceptance practice. I want you to understand how this lack of trust manifests in your life, and most importantly, what steps you can take to combat it. Share your struggle, your methods, your story, because your voice matters. Reach out to me on Instagram or via email - I am eager to hear from you. Let's carve out a path towards self-trust, together.Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
09:42 10/19/23
From Traditional Success to Personal Fulfillment
Explore the journey from traditional career success to finding personal fulfillment in life.Ever felt directionless despite appearing successful to the world? That’s 2023 for me… and now I’m challenging long-held beliefs around productivity and success. I share how I’ve managed to outgrow my need for external validation and SMART goals, and how I’m currently redefining my perception of what success should look like. If you’ve ever felt lost, struggling with where your life is heading, I offer two crucial questions that might just illuminate your path. I emphasize the importance of defining our own metrics of success, liberating you from the confining process of goal setting.If this one resonates with you, I encourage you to share your thoughts, questions, or even doubts - don’t hesitate to connect!DM me on IG or LinkedIn = @theintentionaloptimist Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
22:09 10/16/23
The Art of Emotional Regulation in the Age of Information Overload
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders with every news alert? I've been there, engulfed by waves of anxiety, trying to stay afloat in the sea of information and misinformation. Join me as I share my journey of regulating emotions and controlling media intake. From feeling consumed by news to finding a balance, I've handpicked strategies and coping mechanisms that have helped me stay informed without crumbling under the emotional burden.Learn more here: Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values ExerciseCore Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
10:14 10/9/23
EXTRA! Courtney Elmer from Financial Fiasco to Personal Triumph
In this new iteration of the podcast, I’ve started asking my guests a bonus question in order to give you a quick, practical look into their wisdom and expertise. For Courtney, I asked her: What’s the biggest, most epic, FAIL that turned out to be your biggest growth point? Tune in for her answer, and how Courtney's experience dramatically shifted her leadership style and approach to entrepreneurship.Learn more here:Get involved! Core Values CourseThe EffortLESS LifeThe Anti Fragile Entrepreneurship PodcastPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
05:45 10/5/23
Embracing the Power of Your Voice with Courtney Elmer
Have you ever felt like your voice doesn't matter, or that your opinions aren't valuable? Courtney Elmer, CEO and founder of The Effortless Life and the brain behind Podlaunch, is here to help you shatter those limiting beliefs. In our enlightening chat, she courageously shares her journey of reclaiming her voice after a thyroid cancer diagnosis, effectively turning her fear into her motivation. This candid conversation covers our need for connection, the power of values, the evolution of business and the wisdom of journaling and expressing gratitude. It’s a testament to her grit, resilience, and the transformative power of the voice.Tune in to this episode for a personal invitation to discover, own, and leverage the power of your unique voice. Learn more here:Get involved! Core Values CourseThe EffortLESS LifeThe Anti Fragile Entrepreneurship PodcastPlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762  Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
55:11 10/2/23
Self-Awareness: Uncovering Assumptions, Beliefs & Conditioning for Personal Growth
What if the very assumptions that you think are benefiting you, are actually holding you back from reaching your full potential?  In this episode we demystify the whole “awareness” concept, exposing the underlying influences of our beliefs and conditioning. We share an enlightening tool that aids in identifying and shifting your assumptions, beliefs, and conditioning - the iceberg model - allowing you to visualize how your assumptions, beliefs, and conditioning shape your worldview and ultimately affect your personal and professional growth. With practical steps, personal anecdotes, and in-depth insights, this episode equips you to welcome change, redefine beliefs, and boost your own level of awareness allowing you to truly Stand Tall and Own It.Learn more here:Get involved! What Is Intentional Optimism?Core Values CourseCore Values ExercisePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
21:36 9/25/23
Unlocking a Better Life with Simplification
Imagine waking up each day with a newfound clarity, free from the weight of unnecessary clutter in your life. Sounds refreshing, doesn't it? In today’s episode, I take you through my personal transformative process that altered my life in profound ways. The process of Simplification. From enhancing decision-making abilities to boosting my quality of life, I share how this seemingly straightforward concept can have far-reaching implications. Simplification isn't just about decluttering your physical space. It's an internal process that calls for understanding your Core Values, deconstructing your own Assumptions, Beliefs and Conditioning (A,B,C’s), and reconstructing it with Intentional Optimism. Stripping down to the essential elements in various aspects of life - including my faith, business, and personal style - has propelled me to adopt a proactive approach. This journey often means stepping out of our comfort zone, challenging our deepest beliefs, and making impactful changes, but the result? A simplified and fulfilled life enriched with peace of mind.My hope is that by sharing how simplification has played a key role in my life, I inspire you to embark on this rewarding journey, yourself. Stand tall and own it, my strong friend! Let's dive into the power of simplification and witness the transformation it can bring about in our lives.Learn more here:What Is Intentional Optimism?Get involved! Core Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review!  https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
33:20 9/18/23
Burnout to Brilliance: Crafting a Self-Care Lifestyle
Ever considered a day filled with play before work? Curious how that could help in recharging your batteries and accomplishing all that must be done? Well, this is the episode you don't want to miss. Millions of people are trudging through life getting all the “essentials” done, and burning out by Friday at noon, with nothing left in the tank for playing on the weekends. Have you ever considered what would happen if you flip the Protestant Work Ethic upside down? Well, I’m doing it! It’s important to be able to recognize your own low battery, your need for self-care, and identify what your unique recharging process looks like. I hope you’ll find the courage to challenge accepted work vs play ideas, figure out what refuels you, and give yourself the permission to do what it takes.It’s time for YOU to shine - and it doesn’t need to look like anyone else.Learn more here:Get involved! Core Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
12:23 9/11/23
Embracing Grace and Celebration in Your Growth Journey
Are you up for the challenge of embarking on a personal growth journey to become the best version of yourself? In today's episode, I’m sharing insights about the ongoing process of personal growth and leadership because, well, there are no shortcuts to success. Yes, we can tackle and overcome those deep-rooted beliefs and assumptions that often hold us back.We look at the essential roles of grace and celebration in your personal growth, talk about giving yourself the grace to grieve and making room for new perspectives, all while understanding how celebrating your progress can shape you into an influential leader. Finally, we look at the significance of understanding your Core Values to bolster your leadership skills. A firm commitment to this process will provide you with the clarity and purpose needed to make authentic and authoritative decisions, ultimately boosting your confidence and comfort in your relationships.This episode isn't just about personal growth; it's about transforming into the best possible version of yourself. So, let's jump right into it!Learn more here:Get involved! Core Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
14:09 9/4/23
Stand Tall & Own it, A NEW PODCAST, with Andrea Johnson
Welcome to STAND TALL & OWN IT, formerly the Intentional Optimists, Unconventional Leaders Podcast.Our first episode drops September 4th, but today you’re getting a glimpse into what’s in store with this powerful rebrand.It’s time to step up and lead with authenticity! I'm excited to embark on a whole new leg of this transformative journey with you. We're shifting focus, going all-in on self-discovery and empowerment for high-performing female leaders. Buckle up as we dig deep, confront limiting beliefs, and challenge traditional thinking. It's time to redefine what it means to be yourself in a world of constant evolution and change.This podcast was created for high performing female leaders who are ready to make an impact by discovering the safety that comes from understanding their own value and exercising their authority. It’s about embracing your unique journey, unearthing your Core Values, and leading with conviction. Ladies, it's time to stop juggling between personal and organizational expectations. We’ll get specific about figuring out what works for you. A little discomfort along the way? Sure. But the reward is an authentic leadership style built on your Core Values. So, let's stand tall, own our power, and become the exceptional leaders we're destined to be. Tune in, learn, grow, and let's make a real impact together! It’s time to truly “be you,” to Stand Tall & Own It.Learn more here:Get involved! Core Values CoursePlease leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
23:43 8/28/23
Building Trust and Respect: The Key to a Flourishing Team
Struggling with building respect and trust in your team?  It hasn't been a smooth ride over the last couple of years, but there's a way to create a supportive environment that fosters growth and development. This episode is all about how to start with self-trust and extend that trust to your team. We look at the vital role of respect and how its presence can make a team flourish. Get ready to reimagine the dynamics of your team, strengthening the reliability, truth, ability, and strength that each member brings to the table.But don't stop there. We also delve into the link between our behaviors as leaders and the group dynamic, and how spotting a potential toxic team member is a crucial part of the process. You'll learn how organizational culture and structure can positively impact morale and engagement. Plus, I share creative solutions to help you make necessary changes in your leadership style.  Join us on this journey of building trust and respect within your team or organization. A better future for your team starts here.Trust: the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.Synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, freedom from suspicion/doubtRespect:  a feeling of admiration for a person’s abilities or qualities, or regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others.1.   Think Critcally     a.  Diagnose the problem     b.  Know all the players2.  Create Imaginatively     a.  Get creative about solutions     b.  Ask for help3.  Lead Effectively     a.  Use what you learned     b.  Get a little courageous     c.   Become a little wiserLearn more about Andrea:Get involved here! Core Values Course Information Page (theintentionaloptimist.com)Please leave us a rating and review!Apple: just scroll to the bottom, choose a rating and write a review.Podchaser (Android): you can go to this link here and leave a rating and review! https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/intentional-optimists-unconven-1406762 Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
19:26 8/21/23