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By Allie Hembree Martin

Hosted by the owner of Fame and Fortune®, Allie Hembree Martin encourages the practice of self-care through the conversations and eyes of entrepreneurs on the award-winning podcast Selfish™. Business owners and lifestyle experts share how taking a risk changed their life and exactly how they integrate the practice of self-care into their busy lives.
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4.9 - Destined Designer

Selfish™Apr 17, 2019

Why should you have PR in your marketing campaign?
Aug 30, 202207:57
Interview with Robyn Graham

Interview with Robyn Graham

This week Allie talks with Personal Branding Strategist and business coach, Robyn Graham. Knowledgeable, personable, and a master at her craft, Robyn joins to share how she helps women find clarity around their purpose, build a personal brand, and a strong foundation for long-term success.

Navigating entrepreneurship with anxiety can be challenging. Robyn shares snippets from her latest book, “You, Me, and Anxiety: Take Action Over Anxiety to Enjoy Being You.” She shares about the mindset shift a business owner can create approaching areas as problems you can solve for your client and how the journey is important.

This episode is packed full of encouragement and tactical tips. Tackling imposter syndrome, how to tell your story with confidence, clarity and creating content piece-by-piece to avoid overwhelm and burnout. As Robyn likes to say: “Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice make progress.”

She’s such a light and bank of knowledge that you are sure to get something from this episode!

If you’re looking to connect or interested in anything mentioned on today’s episode with Robyn:

Check out The Robyn Graham Show anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Website packed full of resources:

Get a copy of Robyn’s book: “You, Me, and Anxiety: Take Action Over Anxiety to Enjoy Being You”

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Xx, Allie

Aug 23, 202231:18
Review of Building A StoryBrand - Giving Away 3 of my Favorite Business Books
Aug 16, 202220:22
Why PR Matters for Businesses Just Getting Started
Aug 09, 202209:55
I Tried Time Blocking for 30 Days...and Here's What Happened.
Aug 02, 202212:10
Lessons from the 1st Half of 2022
Jul 26, 202214:18
VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #4 (McKinzie Sheridan)

VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #4 (McKinzie Sheridan)

In this episode, Allie chats with McKinzie Sheridan. A new business owner and absolute light! Her personality shines through her blossoming business with so many dreams and ideas on the rise.

A natural born leader, McKinzie has always been the reliable and go-to person to add a pop of fun and style to any event.

As a planner and dreamer she settled into a successful career as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. In 2020/2021 McKinzie’s life drastically changed and she took on a new perspective, viewing the world as her oyster. Taking a leap, she launched her gifting business McKinzie Rae Services.

Her motto is: “Spread and cultivate joy in everything, everyday.” Believing in the impact a person can have feeling seen, known and loved. Being in such a heavy field of speech therapy, she dreamed of having career balance where she could be impactful and make a difference both in her career and her new light-hearted gifting business.

VIP Accelerator was amazing for growing her business. What she calls a great investment and so thankful for the intentionality behind the course and how she’s been savoring every step along the way. She’s leaving the course confident with direction in her new business, concrete logistics and a great community of entrepreneurial women.

Find out more about her story by listening to the full episode.


Learn how to be your OWN publicist in my brand new course


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Jul 19, 202232:50
VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #3 (Ann McKitrick)

VIP Accelerator Student Spotlight #3 (Ann McKitrick)

In this episode, Allie chats with Ann McKitrick. A women with a passion for child development and a big heart for teaching.  She perused a degree in early child development and secondary education.

Landing a wonderful opportunity obtaining a masters degree in human development and family studies. She went on to intern at The Infant Development Center and fell in love with the work she was doing.

With a passion for the developmental side of young children, Ann spent most of her career in academia teaching psychology and sociology.   After resigning from her position at the University of Houston Texas, she started a business for early childhood teachers; Texas Childcare Training. A catalogue of courses that anyone in licensed childcare can take.

With a new found love for entrepreneurship she paired up with her daughter, and launched Nurtured Noggins; What started as a mommy blog while her daughter walked through motherhood of her own.

After falling to the wayside, Ann held onto the domain. Years later she checked back and the vlog had gone viral! She immediately saw a need and opportunity for a young audience hungry for information. Young moms to looking for resources to interact with their babies. So she pivoted and started nurturing Nurtured Noggins. Working with young parents of young children.

Find out more about her story by listening to the full episode.


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Xx, Allie

Jul 12, 202222:26
Last Group Coaching Opportunity for 2022
Jul 05, 202208:30
Jun 28, 202240:09
Jun 21, 202211:19


In this episode, Allie chats with an inspiring woman who over the years has worn many hats: speaker, influencer, spokesperson, mom! Monica opens up about her incredible journey from her 15-year career in journalism to where she is today. She describes herself as a person who worked hard and had all the things. Monica started out working in her hometown in Louisville, Kentucky, hustling doing traffic reporting and then anchoring on the weekends. Suddenly, she was working Monday through Friday on the morning show reporting. She became an award-winning journalist for covering Muhammed Ali’s funeral. It seemed like Monica was on a forward trajectory, but in November of 2021, everything changed.

Monica goes on to say that she used this opportunity to take stock of what was important and everything she had learned and gained in life. She asked herself, "What’s next for me? What am I passionate about?" Connecting with Allie has played a really important part in what’s next for Monica. She has a story to tell, a story about success and how she made it to where she is today with those dramatic changes in life. With grit, grace, and gratitude is how she now chooses to live every day.

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Jun 14, 202222:56
Jun 07, 202205:27
How To Grow Your Social Media in 2022
May 31, 202207:04
Influence Book Review
May 24, 202205:55
Interview with Paola Soares, But First She Failed Podcast Host
May 17, 202231:52
Fame and Fortune’s Q1 Recap
May 10, 202211:19
How Teaching College Students Grew My Business
May 03, 202208:52
Making People Cozy For a Living
Jan 12, 202221:04
How Listening to Others Gave Me Freedom

How Listening to Others Gave Me Freedom

Siobhan Dolan took something that happened in her life that she found healing from and turned it into an opportunity to help others going through a similar experience. Take a listen at the success she has had in working with a visibility coach to drill down to exactly what she needs to be doing in her business to move the needle and grow. Check it out!

Jan 11, 202225:36
A Business Birthed During the Pandemic
Jan 10, 202221:58
The Launch of the VIP Accelerator

The Launch of the VIP Accelerator

WOW!! I am blown away at the excitement and learning that happened during The VIP Effect this week. What a great way to kick off the new year!

If you weren't able to attend, during the event we launched The VIP Accelerator, a group coaching program for female business owners wanting to put into place tactics to grow their visibility in 2022.

This 6-month program will dive into every single area of visibility and I will be giving you the exact step-by-step process of how to make it happen in your business. The program is filled with guest experts that compliment my teachings to give you an outsider's perspective. I hate admitting how long I've been in the visibility world, because it dates me, but get a 6-month download on my almost 15-year career in this space.

This is your opportunity to work with me for a fraction of the price it costs to work 1-on-1 with me. PLUS - one of my favorite parts is that I am mailing out monthly business books that we will be working through together on our weekly calls. So consider this a book club with your business besties where you grow big and quickly, with a whole group of cheerleaders behind you.

I started The VIP Accelerator for two reasons. Being a business owner can be lonely and we need a community we can count on. AND you don't know what you don't know. Let me fast-track your fame and fortune by giving you the practical advice you need to explode your business this year.

Why would you wait??

If this sounds like something you would want to learn more about, visit to learn more.

Jan 07, 202202:32
Utilizing a Podcast to Grow Your Reach

Utilizing a Podcast to Grow Your Reach

Dani Goeppert is the virtual event queen and has been able to grow her business through a podcast. I had the honor of appearing on her podcast and as a speaker at her event - and now it's Dani's turn! Keep listening to find out what she looks for in potential guests on her podcast. 

Dani is a speaker at The VIP Effect, which is a virtual conference getting Female Entrepreneurs the Visibility they WANT, NEED, and DESERVE! You can join us from January 4 - 6 for just $17 - go to to buy your ticket today!

Dec 31, 202118:52
Join Us For a VIP Week

Join Us For a VIP Week

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You are a VIP in my eyes. Yes, that stands for very important person. 

Don't you think that too?

With all VIPs, you have a story to tell. Who is telling your story?

I wanted to help more Female Entrepreneurs get the Visibility they WANT, NEED, and DESERVE so I created the VIP Effect. 

The VIP Effect is a 3 day virtual conference happening January 4 - 6 and it is filled with expert speakers in the world of marketing and public relations. If you are a female business owner - you need to be there. 

Because as a business owner, you have 1 MILLION things on your plate - but growing your business is a real goal of yours - but first you want to nail your social media, your time management skills, the voice and positioning of yourself as an industry leader, and how you can use the media to amplify that voice - we have all the experts here to walk you through the pieces and set you up for business success in 2022!

I believe in this conference so much that I made the ticket price so low that it is accessible to virtually anyone - you can attend for just $17! 

Get visible in 2022 - go to today to grab your ticket!

Dec 29, 202101:55
Her Side Hustle Podcast Made Dreams Come True
Dec 24, 202129:08
How a Podcast Blew Up Her Brand
Dec 17, 202126:26
Why Your Time Management Needs An Overhaul
Dec 15, 202127:26
Bonus Episode: Conversation with David Meltzer - The Inspiration Behind the Movie "Jerry Maguire"
Sep 20, 202122:13
11.10 - How to Captivate the Room
Sep 13, 202148:08
11.9 - Why You Need Trademark Protection Today
Sep 06, 202134:27
11.8 - How to Start Slaying in Sales
Aug 30, 202121:29
11.7 - How to Reach your True Potential

11.7 - How to Reach your True Potential

"True self-love is something most of us will never have."

Theo went from an introverted and depressed musician to anxious and addicted leader in the music industry to founding a rapidly growing 6-and-a-half figure global conscious success coaching business Charisma Coaches. He is also a certified hypnotherapist, Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapist, and NLP. His work has been recognized by thought leaders such as Marisa Peer, Gerard Adams, and top leaders who have worked at major corporations like PriceWaterHouseCooper and Verizon Wireless.

Theo is a wealth of knowledge and I know we could have kept on recording if possible, but you will love the insight he gives in today's episode on really being the best version of you and directing your energy in the right places!

In this episode, you will learn:

✨How to grow and increase your value
✨How to realize the things holding you back from your true potential
✨The biggest mistakes people are making that hold them back
✨How changing your subconscious beliefs can change your life
✨How to make an impact on Clubhouse

Aug 23, 202149:50
11.6 - How TikTok Can Change Your Life
Aug 16, 202125:22
11.5 - Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to the Moon

11.5 - Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to the Moon

"Trusting yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself."

Have you ever considered what the moon has to do with your energy level?? Jillian will absolutely blow your mind in this episode with how staying in tune with the moon can be THE driver in giving you the balance you are craving in your life. No apps, books, or waiting required - tapping into the moon's cycle is something you can do today! I can't wait to hear what you think after listening to this episode. 

Jillian Bolanz is an Intuitive Life Coach and Spiritual Mentor. She is a guidess of all things moon, cyclicality, intuition, and True-Self love. The creator of the True You Live event and various, deeply connective coaching programs, Jillian’s mission is to help women stop forcing and start flowing in life so that they can uncover the truth of who they really are. She works with women 1:1, leads Sabbat and cycle celebrations, rituals and ceremonies as well as coaches in her True You Tent, and leads women on a moon knowing and embodying journey in her Moon Cycle Collective.

In this episode, you will learn:

✨How the moon phases align with ourselves 
✨How to align yourself with cyclicality and the moon cycle
✨Why it’s so important to understand the cycles and phases of our own self
✨Other practices along with the moon cycle that affect your daily life
✨Why you need to trust yourself enough to deny what others believe of you. 

Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here:

Aug 09, 202135:19
11.4 - When to Hire a Team & Take Maternity Leave as a Female Entrepreneur
Aug 02, 202135:28
11.3 - When Failing is the Best Thing That Could Happen
Jul 26, 202128:41
11.2 - The Facebook Ad Strategy You Haven't Heard
Jul 19, 202131:48
11.1 - Using Customer Service as your BEST marketing tool

11.1 - Using Customer Service as your BEST marketing tool

Have you had a chance to experience a really, really nice hotel in your life?

I'm talking about the absolute best customer service you have ever experienced!

I am super lucky because I worked for the International SPA Association and would get to travel to some amazing properties!

You can just tell as soon as you step foot into the property that has put in the time and attention into your time with them - the furniture and bedding are luxurious, the little details are not forgotten and the customer service isn't just good - it goes beyond what you would expect.

I'm talking - delivering chocolate chip cookies and cold glasses of creamy milk to your room when you arrive, kind of hotel.

I'm talking - they hear it is your anniversary and send up a bottle of champagne to your room, kind of hotel.

I'm talking - when you go down to dine in the hotel restaurant they have your name printed on the menu, kind of hotel.

Now, try traveling to a sub-par hotel after experiencing this 5 star + + property...

Not only are you spoiled, but you appreciate that amazing property even more. You keep thinking about that amazing hotel that you once stayed at. Dreaming to be back there once again.

Think of your business in the same manner. What little touches can you deliver to make your customer's journey with you a 5 star + + experience? No one else will compare and it will leave your client's remembering you fondly and eager to work with you again.

Customer service is a very large chunk of how your clients will remember you - but the little touches, the thoughtful gestures, the personalization - they all play into their experience.

How can you create a 5 star ++ experience?

I hope you will get some good ideas from the guests I interviewed in this 11th season of Selfish. If you haven't yet, please leave me a review of the podcast. It is the best way for new listeners to find the podcast and it is becoming even more important for podcast hosts. I hope you enjoy!

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Jul 12, 202103:48
10.10 - Creating a Personal Brand that WOWS

10.10 - Creating a Personal Brand that WOWS

Jul 05, 202138:37
10.9 - Selfish Productivity
Jun 28, 202132:13
10.8 - How A Realtor Went Viral on TikTok
Jun 21, 202133:17
10.7 - Unclutter It and Change Your Life
Jun 14, 202121:09
10.6 - Why Your Mindset Matters
Jun 07, 202126:00
10.5 - Why You Need To Know Your Colors
May 31, 202121:58
10.4 - Are You Making These Brand Mistakes?

10.4 - Are You Making These Brand Mistakes?

Henry Kaminski Jr. is the founder of Unique Designz, a full-service design, branding, and digital marketing agency that is dedicated to helping personality brands; coaches, consultants, influencers, speakers + authors design / grow their brands, scale their profits + increase their exposure online. He’s is the host of the popular “Brand Doctor’s Podcast” where he talks about strategies that help entrepreneurs design reputable and profitable personal brands. As a self-taught graphic designer and brand consultant, he's overcome all the odds to build a wildly successful multi-million-dollar business over the past 14 years. He has worked with a diverse range of business owners and professionals, including celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi + Fabio Viviani as well as Internet marketing expert Russell Brunson who has named Henry the "Million Dollar Brander” and recently has been inducted into the Click Funnels 2 Comma Club, by generating over $1 million with one single sales funnel, using the Click Funnels software.

WOW - that's all I have to say after recording this interview you are about to hear with The Brand Doctor himself. This episode is GOLD. Henry has dominated the branding world and he is about to unload so much knowledge - I hope you have your pen and paper ready.

In this episode, you will learn:

✨How to make your brand unique
✨Are your ambitions aligned with your creations?
✨What's a funnel? And what you need to know about them
✨Henry's blessing in disguise in his business
✨Top mistakes business owners make with branding
✨The perfect recipe for a good funnel

Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here:

May 24, 202147:04
10.3 - The Legal Lowdown You Need

10.3 - The Legal Lowdown You Need

May 17, 202116:54
10.2 - Writing and Productivity Mistakes You Are Probably Making

10.2 - Writing and Productivity Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Whether you are interested in becoming a copywriter or a business owner that may need to hire a copywriter in the future - you will love this interview with Abbi. Her program Successful Freelance Mom supports working mothers and helps them grow profitable businesses. She also drops some great advice on productivity that I will start using today!!

Abbi Perets is a professional copywriter with over 20 years of experience and has written content for some of the biggest brands in the world. She founded Successful Freelance Mom to support and encourage women and mothers to create profitable freelance businesses that fit into their busy lives. Whether you’re trying to get a business off the ground while managing toddlers, teenagers, or a boss who throws regular tantrums, Abbi’s no-nonsense approach will show you how to get the right work done in small chunks of time without making yourself nuts.

In this episode, you will learn:

✨ Why it is essential to keep your to-do list tasks to 25 minutes or less

✨ How many hours a week you need to commit to in order to start a successful business from home

✨ Knowing the difference between a project and a to-do list item in order to best organize your time in your business

✨ Learning revenue-generating activities to focus on, and knowing which aren't and where to cut those in your daily activities

✨ Why some tasks on your to-do list can actually be causing procrastination

✨ The biggest mistakes business owners are making in their copywriting and how to fix those now!

✨ What NOT to say in your copy for your business

✨ Have multiple types of people on your email list? Learn how to target all of them with a very simple strategy

Interested in how you can make MORE money by spending LESS time on social media? Check out my program Social Media Success Shortcut for $27! Download it here:

May 10, 202126:40
10.1 - The One Thing That Changed Everything in My Business

10.1 - The One Thing That Changed Everything in My Business

I used to be a person that would always talk about my dreams, but it never occurred to me that I had to work towards them. It sounds silly now, but I genuinely thought if it was meant to be, it would fall into your lap.

I give a lot of credit to this podcast for giving me the motivation and drive I need to do other "big" things in my life - including starting my business.

I have interviewed over 100 entrepreneurs now and a common thread that I see when it comes to individuals that have success - the ones that are successful TAKE ACTION - messy, unorganized action. I used to be someone who had to have everything figured out before I would take action - I used to think I was just an organized person and I was being thorough and strategic, but then I realized I was using it as an excuse to keep from having to take the BIG action I knew I needed to take, but fear held me back.

I've been working through the book Business Made Simple by Donald Miller and the book is broken down into 60 days and has a video accompanying each section that you watch each morning of those 60 days before reading the lesson that follows in the book. What was today's?? Successful people are action takers. There are a lot of characteristics that make up successful people, some can be introverts, others are extroverts, some went to fancy colleges, others didn't go to college at all. But the one theme that encompasses every successful person - successful people get stuff done!

I am realizing how important this characteristic is in business leaders. I will talk to potential clients that are interested in my services, but they will make an excuse for why now isn't the right time. Turns out 6 months later, they call me back, and say they wished they had started working with me 6 months before.

I am all for being strategic, weighing the pros and the cons. And sometimes the timing isn't right to do something, but other times, you will never know unless you dive headfirst and figure it out along the way.

I remember being in my senior year of college when I set down at my desk to figure out my first set of goals. The prompt I was using said, where do you want to be in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years. I had no idea what I was going to do that weekend - it was too overwhelming to think about. I never would have dreamed that the life I am living now was possible then.  But how did I get here from that apartment 10 years ago? Just messy action.

I didn't always give myself permission to take messy action, but in the last few years that I have. I have seen more growth in my life and my business than ever before. I think of it as, seeing opportunities and giving them all that I have to give. Some don't work out, but a lot have.

I have a good group of girlfriends who I talk to every single day, we share the good, the bad, and the ugly with each other. Among others in my life, they are my cheerleaders. Whenever I share happy news they say ALLIE - that's incredible. YOU MADE THAT HAPPEN.

It didn't hit me until recently, that while I know and have always trusted that God is in control, he wants to see us work towards that goal. He wants us to be inspiring others with our actions. So I want you to consider, what part of your life or business do you need to take action in? Has it been weighing on your heart? Let this be the pep talk you needed to get it down. Because I can tell you that being on the other side of that action and having your cheerleaders yell: YOU MADE THAT HAPPEN is the best feeling in the world.

And as I now celebrate 100 episodes, I ask that if you listen and enjoy these episodes -  please leave a review. That is the best way to help others find this content. Enjoy!

May 03, 202105:19
Bonus Episode: What I've Been Up To

Bonus Episode: What I've Been Up To


Here is a bonus episode for you as we approach the 10th season of Selfish. I couldn't help but reflect back on all the lessons that I've learned from the experts I've interviewed over the last five years. This experience allowed me to have the courage to go out on my own and start my business and I love hearing from each of you when it has helped you as well. When I started this podcast I was in corporate America and was using this platform as a creative outlet. My bachelor’s degree is in broadcast journalism and I worked in the spa industry and married those two passions together to create Selfish. I had no idea the people I would have the chance to interview, I had no idea the opportunities the podcast would bring me, and I definitely had no idea I would use the inspiration of my guests to then start my own business. 

Pretty cool journey, huh? 

A story that inspired me recently was from one of my previous guests Allie Bjerk. She created a digital product, sold it on social media, and used the earnings she made from one day of sales and would turn around and spend it on Facebook ads the next day. With that strategy, she was able to become a millionaire in 10 months. I purchased her course in January and I'm now pleased to announce the digital product Social Media Success Shortcut. 

This product combines all the tools needed for a small business owner to have success with their social media marketing strategy. I have worked with million and billion-dollar businesses, all the way to brand new startups. The social media tactics and strategy is the same no matter the size of your business. I have bundled those lessons along with social media prompts for a year, a dictionary of highly converting hashtags, templates, checklists, and many other bonuses that will make marketing your business quick and easy.  The beauty of this program is that it teaches you to use all of these tools in under 30 minutes for the month. Yes, I said the month. So for under $30 and for under 30 minutes you too can have social media success. 

One of my clients, Angel Yamraj, who owns a spa in a small town, came to me with frustration over her marketing. She said she didn’t know what to post, she had a million other things to do, and so social media always became the last thing she would think about. She had priority access to this guide, and here is what she had to say about it: "I purchased Allie's guide and I am now 100% confident in operating the social media strategy for my business! It’s amazing how quickly I was able to learn how to write better content that resonated with my customers, it truly changed my perspective on social media.  Planning out content is no longer a task I dread doing, but instead it takes me just minutes to do, instead of the hours it was taking me. I have enough on my plate to stress about, I'm glad planning social media content will be something I never have to stress about again!" 

Y’all, I really tried to make this an easy decision for you to make. With everything that I share with you in this program, $27 is an absolute no-brainer.  If you are interested in learning more or purchasing the Social Media Success Shortcut, visit

I say this every season but this upcoming group of experts will blow your mind. I'm really excited for you to hear their thoughts of self-care and their business savvy wisdom. If this podcast has been inspiring to you I would be so grateful if you would leave a review and share it with a friend. Producing this podcasting lights me up and I am so glad I have the opportunity to continue in this role and can bring these voices of inspiration to you each and every week.

Apr 26, 202106:17
9.10 - How I Became The Queen of TikTok
Apr 18, 202122:40
9.9 - How Writing A Book Sparked Media Interviews, World Records, and Giving Back
Apr 11, 202123:39
9.8 - Shocking Business Style Tips You've Never Heard

9.8 - Shocking Business Style Tips You've Never Heard

When Holly reached out to me and suggested we talk about how your style impacts your sales - I knew this would be a great topic to discuss - however, I had no idea how much I was going to resonate with what she was saying. I really hadn't thought about how much of a pause I had actually put on my fashion. I work from home every day - the only time I leave my house is to go to the grocery, I obviously hadn't bought any clothes in months. This was just what I needed to hear and I have a feeling you will feel the same way. Warning, this episode goes on much longer than our Selfish episodes typically do, but I promise you, it is worth every single second!

After earning a BFA in fashion design, Holly Katz started working on the business side of fashion in New York City. During almost a decade in garment production, costing and design, she decided to break into the styling industry and attended the School of Style in Manhattan. The focus of her coursework expanded from personal and menswear to fashion and wardrobe styling. Armed with a deep knowledge of how the fashion industry works, and now certified to showcase a client's personal brand, she relocated back to Atlanta to start her own styling business.

In this episode, you will learn:

✨The #1 fashion mistake 80% of women are currently making
✨How to use fashion as a tool to get ahead
✨Why fashion frames how people perceive you
✨How to get to the root of your image perception

Visit for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!

Apr 04, 202147:13
9.7 - How Visuals Impact Your Customers
Mar 28, 202126:12
9.6 - How a Tiny Offer Changed My Life
Mar 21, 202120:05
9.5 - Generating Confidence-Created Sales
Mar 14, 202120:44
9.4 - The Free Mama Movement
Mar 07, 202140:22
9.3 - Shifting to 7 Figures
Feb 28, 202113:44
9.2 - Sleep is a Skill

9.2 - Sleep is a Skill

Okay, so we know sleep is important. I believe sleep is the foundation of self-care. So much is dependent on good sleep habits. However, I had NO idea the connection sleep has to so many different areas of our lives. I loved having Mollie McGlocklin on to share why Sleep is a Skill.

Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.

In this episode, you will learn:

✨ Why sleep is important to your business
✨ Practices you can put in place to improve your sleep
✨ Some small changes to make for big sleep impact
✨ Which “gadgets” to use to track your sleep
✨ Which blue light glasses to use and which not to use, even down to the color!
✨ How sunlight affects your sleep and how much of it you should be getting each day
✨ What you should be doing before bed to get the best sleep
✨ We even chatted about the best light bulbs to use in your home to optimize your sleep!

Visit for Allie's Social Media Success Shortcut for only $27!

Feb 21, 202128:59
9.1 - Why You HAVE to Tell Your Story

9.1 - Why You HAVE to Tell Your Story

I just finished an interview on someone else's podcast. It's a branding podcast with a really large following and I was asked - what brand has made you smile lately?

That's a great question and luckily I was provided the questions ahead of time so I was able to give it some thought. I immediately started thinking about big brands and commercials I've seen on TV. I'm recording this on Superbowl weekend, so I knew there will probably be a few in the coming days we will all be talking about, but then I started thinking locally and I knew immediately how I was going to answer this.

The brand is the Kentucky Humane Society.

You see, about a week ago, a dog, named Ethan, was found minutes from death, just outside the front doors of their headquarters, he had been dropped there. A visitor saw him, and he was immediately brought into their facility for emergency care.

The Kentucky Humane Society staff posted about Ethan on their social media channels - initially to try to find out information about Ethan, because it was clear he had been severely neglected for many weeks.

But there were so many cheering Ethan on in the comments that every day we have gotten an update on Ethan via the Humane Society's social media channels and they just shared today that he is now walking on his own. Still very shaky, very weak, but able to walk without assistance.

Listen, to us, this story gives us chills, but their staff sees this type of story all the time. This is their job - to care for dogs and cats and find them loving homes.

The reason I bring this up, is KHS is simply telling their story and of something they do every day, every week.

Because of Ethan's story, donations are pouring in, it is pulling at everyone’s heartstrings. Every news channel in Louisville is sharing a daily update of Ethan. Adoption applications are coming in non-stop - all because they took the time to share.

What if they hadn't shared Ethan's story? Trust me, some of the images they have posted are hard to look at. But this is their reality - and it shows us the value of their organization in real-time.

This is a great lesson for us all that we have to tell our stories. It may seem boring to us, but social media allows us to have our own media platform to tell that story.

So who is your Ethan? It may not be a dog, it may be a customer transformation you've orchestrated, it could just be a testimonial you received. These are the stories you need to tell. No one else is going to do it for you.

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You'll also notice this season of Selfish has much more of a sales and marketing approach to the episodes. As I approach celebrating 2 years of owning Fame and Fortune - my world is spinning with the voices of the greatest business experts in the biz. If you aren't a business owner, don't worry - there is still all the goodness of self-care questions you know and love.


Feb 14, 202104:32
8.10 - Lessons Learned From the NFL to the C-suite
Oct 18, 202015:05
8.9 - Why Gut Health Matters
Oct 11, 202026:49
8.8 - How to Be Zen In a Crisis
Oct 04, 202022:47
8.7 - From High Stress to High Performance
Sep 27, 202049:02
8.6 - Improving Your Small Business’ Profit
Sep 20, 202020:38
8.5 - How to Make 6-Figures Online
Sep 13, 202026:46
8.4 - It Started With a Tube of Mascara
Sep 06, 202029:13
8.3 - The Power of Transforming
Aug 30, 202023:49
8.2 - How To Tell Your Story
Aug 23, 202022:41
8.1 - Raise Your Hand

8.1 - Raise Your Hand

This season of episodes seems to reflect the season of life we are all experiencing right now. There is an undertone of seizing opportunities.

Dr. Lyons, the late founder of Alltech, the company I worked for right out of college, used to always tell us to look for the opportunity in a crisis. He built an empire of natural animal supplements, multiple beer lines, liquor brands, coffee, and so much more. He never wasted moments moaning and groaning - he didn’t have time for it. He was always off to the next project. It kind of made me think about the quote “You can’t make people happy that don’t want to be.”

You see, if you don’t want to be successful when a crisis arises in life, you definitely don’t have to be. If you don’t want to look for the opportunity and just keep operating the way you always have, you do you!

What I learned from Dr. Lyons was you always have to be on our toes in business. You are always reading the room, anticipating what’s next. He did that time and time again. It was exhausting to think about how hard that man’s brain worked because we were all moving a mile a minute.

I don’t always think it has to be something huge that we are looking to take on. For example, I took the momentary calmness of quarantine to invest in myself and take a deep dive course on Facebook Ads. This was a full immersion into how to work with clients and double and triple their revenue using ads. It perfectly aligns with the digital marketing work I am doing with clients so I am glad I took that chance. I have already had the chance to work with clients and they are thrilled with the results.

You will find the guests I spoke with in Season 8 are very similar, they looked around, and said: “why not me?” We can learn from these leaders and how they looked for the opportunity in a crisis, raised their hands, and which allowed them to become who they are today.

Libbie Summers knew brands needed help telling their story, so she raised her hand.

Kim Woods saw first-hand in corporate America that leaders needed help tapping into their true potential, so she raised her hand.

Christie Kerner, couldn’t find a mascara she liked, so she raised her hand.

Chris Myles wanted to share with the world how to be an online entrepreneur, so he raised his hand.

Diana Olynick never wanted a female to struggle in life and business like she once did, so she raised her hand.

Elizabeth Sharrett experienced unexplainable health scares that she got to the bottom of and didn’t want anyone else to suffer as she did, so she raised her hand.

Samantha Gordon knows how to get zen in a crisis, so she raised her hand.

Shawn Harper saw how the NFL taught him to study his opponents and knew he could teach others to apply it to the corporate world, so he raised his hand.

Rachelle Calina saw small business owners struggling with their finances so she raised her hand.

Lots of amazing lessons to learn along the way with each of our Season 8 guests. I hope by listening it will inspire YOU to raise your hand.

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Aug 16, 202004:09
7.10 - Style For All

7.10 - Style For All

This mom and daughter duo were so fun to interview - they are on a mission to provide resources to those in the fashion industry with The Style That Binds Us. I loved that their southern roots and hospitality are clearly evident in their work and I just know they are destined to do some great work!

Jul 25, 202041:05
7.9 - Biz and Bubbles

7.9 - Biz and Bubbles

Nicole Bernard and I met just a few weeks before this interview was recorded - we had such a fun conversation over on her podcast Bubbles & Biz that I invited her over to chat on mine. She had an organic farm in Oregon she marketed it so successfully she was forced to shut down, leading her to start her own marketing company. I can’t wait for you to hear this one.

Jul 18, 202020:07
7.8 - Lead Generation Leader

7.8 - Lead Generation Leader

Deepshikha is incredibly gifted in lead generation - turning your potential clients into paying ones. As a graduate of Marie Forleo’s B School, she has been featured by Marie for her incredible story and you will hear a portion of that today!

Jul 11, 202036:46
7.7 - Self-Love for Self-Care

7.7 - Self-Love for Self-Care

Sara Drury is author of 21 Days to Self Love and we learned pretty quickly we are kindred spirits. Sara uses her self-love lessons and incorporates them into her business coaching, creating a beautiful well-balanced offering. Take a listen!

Jul 04, 202040:06
7.6 - Miami's Medium

7.6 - Miami's Medium

Today Erica Korman is known as Miami’s Medium - As Erica stepped into her life as a Psychic Medium, Energetic Healer and Spiritual/ Motivational Life Expert, she began to see that her experience in Psychotherapy was the perfect complement to her new path. I think you will be as captivated by this interview as I was!

Jun 27, 202017:40
7.5 - The Slay Coach

7.5 - The Slay Coach

Someone’s title has never been so on-point - Jamie King is The Slay Coach and that’s what she helps women do - SLAY. Her energy is on point - her advice is raw and authentic - I can’t wait for you to hear the wisdom she has for female entrepreneurs.

Jun 20, 202034:24
7.4 - Maximizing Your Dollars

7.4 - Maximizing Your Dollars

Krystal Sharp is the couponing queen! The desire in this woman’s heart to help people save money is so inspiring! She shares some fantastic tips in this interview that you can begin to do immediately to start saving money today!

Jun 13, 202028:01
7.3 - Putting Politics Aside

7.3 - Putting Politics Aside

Vera Gibbons is a long-time member of the media and is the Founder and Editor of, which produces a free daily nonpolitical newsletter called NoPo. You will see her on network news all the time providing insight into any non-political news. She has great insight and I can’t wait for you to hear about her journey!

Jun 06, 202019:20
7.2 - Beautiful and Strange

7.2 - Beautiful and Strange

Chelsea Williams is a rock star - no literally - she's a rock star. I think this is the first active singer-songwriter that we've had on the show. It was a really fun conversation to have about the inner workings of a musical artist in LA. I can't wait for you to hear this interview. 

May 30, 202012:27
7.1 - What's At Your Core?

7.1 - What's At Your Core?

Most of you know that I run Fame and Fortune - a digital marketing agency. And I am always being contacted by potential clients and I have some fantastic friends that throw opportunities my way frequently! One recently was to run the social media for a big-time entrepreneur. I loved the application - it asked questions I’ve never been asked on an application or in a job interview before. Some of them were obviously very relevant to the job by giving me a link to a blog post on their website and asking how I would write the caption for social media. It also asked for a link to a post I had written that I was most proud of, but that was tough because uh, but how do I pick just one!? But finally, the question that made me pause, it asked for my top 5 core values. Interesting.

It linked to an article that shares 500 core values in case I needed some inspiration. And of course, I did, but wow - so so many:

Just starting with the A’s:








Okay, I won’t bore you, but I did spend a good amount of time reading through their suggestions. Finally, I listed:

1. Creativity

2. Fun

3. Professionalism

4. Curiosity

5. Organization

I found it really hard to pick just 5, I probably would have struggled even if they had let me choose 10. Have you ever thought about your core values as an employee or business owner? What would be in your top 5?

I can’t wait for you to hear the interviews in Season 7 - I never would have guessed when I started conducting interviews to start Selfish almost 5 years ago the inspiration I would find from each person, and that is especially true for Season 7. Enjoy!

May 23, 202002:54
6.10 - Craftsman Cheerleader
May 16, 202026:54
6.9 - Charge Accordingly
May 09, 202031:28
6.8 - Fresh Faced

6.8 - Fresh Faced

René Serbon is a world-renowned skin expert and is on a mission to help educate others. We had a great conversation about skincare in general and some of the common misconceptions.

May 02, 202035:02
6.7 - Moving Forward

6.7 - Moving Forward

Brielle Cotterman and I met last summer and formed an instant friendship because of our common work in the publicity world. However, it’s Brielle’s transparency about her past is what will capture your heart.

Apr 25, 202030:27
6.6 - YouTube Advocate

6.6 - YouTube Advocate

This YouTube sensation is not just looking for fame, he is hoping to change the world. I was blown away by the work Joey Kidney is doing to raise mental health awareness.

Apr 18, 202021:28
6.5 - We Were the Lucky Ones

6.5 - We Were the Lucky Ones

We Were the Lucky Ones was Georgia Hunter’s first book and spent over four months on the New York Times Bestseller List. It has been translated into 15 languages and has been selected as a top pick by Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Post, People Magazine, and Audible, among others. I can’t wait for you to hear her rise to stardom.

Apr 13, 202032:55
6.4 - A New Beginning

6.4 - A New Beginning

Kat Trimarco is a Transformational Spiritual Leader and a Sex & Relationship Expert. She gives such a fresh perspective on relating to others and how to shift your thoughts and emotions to create the desired results.

Apr 05, 202025:37
6.3 - Beyond The Pill

6.3 - Beyond The Pill

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women’s endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. I read her book Beyond the Pill and I knew we had to have a conversation.

Mar 28, 202042:51
6.2 - Big Dreams

6.2 - Big Dreams

Kristie Crenshaw may be a former Miss Kentucky, but she is still owning that title as far as I’m concerned because she is helping other women own their voice. Not to mention the fun projects she has up her sleeve coming soon!

Mar 22, 202032:54
6.1 - Get Moving

6.1 - Get Moving

I’m back for Season 6 of Selfish the Podcast!

Mar 15, 202005:14
5.10 - Stretched Too Thin

5.10 - Stretched Too Thin

Jessica Turner is author of the book “Stretched Too Thin” - and she wants all moms to drop the mom guilt. She shares her story and tips on how she overcame that mentality along the way. 

Jessica N. Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin and The Fringe Hours. She is also an award-winning marketing executive and the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Additionally, she is a writer for the Today Parenting Team and DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at events nationwide. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three children in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dec 22, 201913:17
5.9 - Spiritual Innovator

5.9 - Spiritual Innovator

Abby Kamen tells her journey into discovering her gifts, having the courage to listen to those gifts, and how she uses them to bless others. 

Abby Kamen is an artist, author, clairvoyant, philanthropist, modern-day mystic, mom and a seeker.

Her awakening began with a gentle knock, a nudge from the Universe to notice serendipity. Then the knock turned into a forceful calling and she was overwhelmed by what Abby can only describe as a spiritual storm. Signs everywhere indicated it was time for her to pursue “her destiny.”

The door to activating her sixth sense flew open. By 2016, the camera found Abby and became her calling card, thus her pen name: Flash Mom. This inanimate object notably beckoned her to see the world from the broadest perspective possible.

As a result, the last few years have presented her with psychic abilities that have manifested in unbridled written and visual output. Both spring from a place of untapped potential and contain messages of wisdom from the beyond for the next generation.

As a guide to the future, Abby’s work is intended to help you activate your highest self, navigate your life purpose, and elevate the vibration of humanity.

Dec 15, 201928:21
5.8 - Balancing the Mind

5.8 - Balancing the Mind

Nicole Sartini-Cprek has developed therapy that moves beyond just mental health. But through her mission she really wants others to see the value and love within themselves. 

Nicole Sartini-Cprek has been practicing therapy professionally since 2010 and working in the field as a non-professional since 1999. Sartini-Cprek’s specialty is helping adults who are recovering from difficult childhoods, leaders who are looking to find more balance in their lives and high-functioning individuals who suffer from anxiety or depression. She also specializes in assisting individuals going through major life changes such as entering adulthood, starting or graduating from college, getting married, making job changes or preparing for or adjusting to the birth of a child.

As a Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sartini-Cprek’s counseling practice involves integrating traditional talk therapy with mind-body work through the practice of mindfulness, the use of diet and exercise, nutritional supplements and an emphasis on developing a healthy self image. She practices from Bridge Counseling and Wellness, an integrative mental health and wellness center in Louisville, KY, where she’s the Co-founder and Clinical Director. She is also the Co-founder of The Academy of Integrative Mental Health and the 3-Core Integrative (3CI) certification training for integrative mental health professionals.

Dec 08, 201923:53
5.7 - Starved to Obesity

5.7 - Starved to Obesity

Emily Boller shares the struggles she has faced her entire life, but the beauty of these struggles is that she is now about to reflect and share her journey in order to help others not feel so alone. In return, it has helped heal her. 

Emily Boller is an artist, author, speaker, and blogger who has reached millions through TV and magazine interviews, live events, and her online writing. She is a powerful voice for food addiction recovery after losing 100 pounds more than ten years ago. With her warm and approachable style, she now shows others how to escape their struggles with food and reclaim their optimal health and well-being.

Dec 06, 201933:46
5.6 - Hitting The Note

5.6 - Hitting The Note

Bill Protzmann has an incredible story of how music has blessed his life, in more ways than one. I really enjoyed this conversation about incorporating music into your life for better self-care.

Bill Protzmann started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that the discipline of playing the piano was also a behavioral healthcare practice. When he began seeking non-traditional audiences — Alzheimer’s patients and people struggling with physical or emotional injuries, stressed-out business people, parents, caregivers — he began to understand the true power of music as a tool.

He has been a witness to the power of music throughout his life and speaks openly about how he has used music as self-intervention in his own behavioral health care, including confronting suicidal tendencies. His volunteer work in the field brings him into constant contact with people who are or have been homeless, abused substances, are combat-injured or are caregivers.

Oct 23, 201943:29
5.5 - Racing Forward
Oct 23, 201940:14
5.4 - Be Real

5.4 - Be Real

Vitale Buford shares the utmost bravery when she tells how her addiction to perfect led her down a path of destruction and her upcoming book warns others that it can do the same for them.

Vitale Buford is an agent of transformation and lasting change. She is an executive coach, speaker, host of the Fresh Eyes podcast, and author of the upcoming book Addicted to Perfect. Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it. She has infused her professional education with her personal experience of overcoming a 10-year addiction to create a unique coaching system. She has a very specific process she takes clients through that involves Awareness, Perspective, and Action. No two people are the same and neither are their blueprints. Each person receives a customized plan as individual as they are – based on a combination of education, experience, and intuition. She now lives her full life with her vibrant son, snuggly lover of a dog, and a high-impact morning workout whenever possible. Discover your best life with Vitale at

Oct 04, 201934:49
5.3 - Be Focused

5.3 - Be Focused

Jessica Hill Powell knows all too well the danger of not caring for yourself and putting others first. After a traumatic time in her life, she made the decision to help others navigate the world of taking care of themselves.

Jessica Hill Powell is the founder of Meridian Integrative Wellness, a business that is the embodiment of all of her passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Aside from her own private health coaching practice, she teaches a class series, Mindfulness Meditation, How to Whole 30, as well as a rotation of creative pop-ups.

Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. Yogi. Foodie. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate.

Sep 26, 201922:10
5.2 - Be Happy

5.2 - Be Happy

Tia Graham is the rock star of happiness, and she wants to sprinkle it around like glitter. She took a leap of faith to leave the corporate world and you will never guess what doors were opened as a result.

Tia Graham is an Inspirationist and the Founder of Arrive At Happy, the first-ever Los Angeles-based company with a mission of inspiring transformation through the science of happiness. Tia partners with organizations and individuals to increase their daily happiness and, in turn, increase success in all areas of their lives. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar at The Happiness Studies Academy, is a Group Facilitator & Speaker at the Annual World Happiness Summit, and has been a highly positive and happy leader of teams globally. Relying on science-backed empirical data, she has gained the insight needed to prove and teach that happiness indeed leads to success.

Sep 20, 201926:15
5.1 - Brave & Scared

5.1 - Brave & Scared

You can’t be brave and scared at the same time. Have you ever wanted to be brave, but couldn’t shake the fear?

I love this idea that you can’t be going down this road if you are actually want to go down that road. It forces you to decide: bravery or fear.

Biblically, we aren’t supposed to fear. The Bible states “do not fear” 365 times, one for each day of the year. This is because if we were afraid that would mean we aren’t putting our full trust in God.

When have you been faced with the opportunity to choose between the two? Which one do you tend to choose?

I had the opportunity to write a chapter in the 3rd volume of The Women of Courage book. It is similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It has inspiring stories that uplift and warm your heart.

My chapter was all about the cliches I remember during times when I am scared, but remind me of courage. I’ll share a few with you:

It’s okay to not be okay - this is one that I feel like only came about recently. But this one challenges me on a regular basis as I like to hide my feelings and figure things out on my own. This cliche tells me that you should share your feelings and allow others to help you through it. Being courageous is not always about being “okay.”

Success doesn’t happen overnight. - yup, this is obviously true with business, but it also applies in other areas of our lives, like working out or mindfulness. How many of y’all out there work out for a week and look in the mirror and think, ummm why am I not seeing progress?? Is it just me?? The first time I practiced meditating I wanted to give up, because I’m not perfect at it.

A rising tide raises all ships - this is about how uplifting others does nothing to your ship but raise it up too. Imagine the good vibes around us all if we did this more often.

Leave things better than you found it - I like to think about the handful of times Ive gone canoeing or hiking - you never want to litter ,and of course, you can even pick up trash along the way. But really I like to think about what is your legacy, how will people remember the time you spent on something. Will you be making it better? Will your contributions be memorable?

Stick to your guns - shout out to my mama for this one - she tells my sister and I this on a regular basis. Know what you stand for and stick to it.

God is in control - this is where that whole choosing bravery over fear comes into play. Why would God give us the idea to pursue a dream if he didn’t want us to pursue it, if he didn’t think could pursue it. If you have a dream or something you want to achieve, go all in, 110% and know that God is for you and he has your back every step of the way - even if those steps don’t fall into place exactly how you thought they would. So change the word bravery to trust and now what do you choose? Trust or doubt? Will you trust Him or doubt Him?

I can’t imagine what my life would look like if I hadn’t dove head first into this podcast world. Trust me, it took a year to research podcasting, and then another year making the first season before I actually decided to share my work with the world. There was a lot whole of imposter syndrome going on during those two years. But I felt a pull to keep on going. What would have happened if I had doubted? Doubted myself and doubted God?

In just a few weeks I will be traveling to DC to teach international bloggers about using a podcast to help them build their brand. I teach in-person courses on how to start a podcast, and later this year, I will be launching my first online podcast class. Where would all this be if I had chose to tuck this dream away? I had no idea 4 years ago that one podcast would lead to these opportunities, but isn’t that the real beauty - we don’t know where these things will lead?

Sep 13, 201906:29
4.10 - The Kentucky Gent

4.10 - The Kentucky Gent

I love Josh’s story, because someone saw the potential in him long before he saw it himself. I can certainly relate to this, and you will too, as you hear all the amazing opportunities he is able to experience now because he took a chance.

Hey, my name is Josh Johnson and I am, quite by accident, The Kentucky Gent. This all came to be without me even realizing what I was getting myself into. I was doing a lot of traveling for my job at the time and often found myself being asked where I was from, and everyone seemed quite surprised that my answer was always Kentucky.

The Kentucky Gent started as a way for me to show that Southern boys have style too. Since the site’s inception it has expanded into a fully-fledged men’s life and style blog; consider it the worldwide web’s “Gateway to the South” where I share my passions for fashion, food, grooming, and travel.

I’m a southern boy at heart with a love for bourbon and beer, fashion and food, and sharing my stories and experiences with you, my incredible readers.

Apr 17, 201922:40
4.9 - Destined Designer

4.9 - Destined Designer

Once you hear Maizie’s story, you will realize she was always meant to be an entrepreneur, because she’s been practicing for this role since she was a child. I think you will find great inspiration from Maizie’s journey, because even she can’t believe some of the amazing things she already been able to accomplish.

Maizie Clarke provides gifts that delight both the giver and the receiver. The namesake of the business, Maizie Clarke, has spent years honing her craft through her arts education and practice. Starting as a side business illustrating whimsical, custom house portraits, Maizie has grown and expanded her portfolio to include boutiques, hotels, museums, golf courses and more! She still finds joy in creating custom gifts, but has brought to life colorful wholesale collections and custom wholesale solutions for many different types of clients.

Maizie Clarke is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where Maizie lives with her four-legged good luck charm, Hattie. Originally hailing from Virginia, Maizie is a graduate of the Episcopal High School. Having always had a passion for design and all things beautiful, she went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and then her Master in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Maizie genuinely loves her craft and the joy she sees it bring to her family, friends and clients!

Apr 17, 201922:57
4.8 - The Home Sanctuary
Apr 17, 201934:35
4.7 - SEO CEO

4.7 - SEO CEO

Jenna is an excellent example of “hard work prevails” - you may think she is an overnight success, but in our conversation she peels back the layers of the 16 years she has been working towards today and shares all the turns in her journey that went into getting her here.

Jenna Ahern is the Founder & CEO at Guardian Owl Digital – One of the fastest growing SEO agencies in the Midwest. The company is a Certified Google Partner and recently featured in Inc, a global online community of over 850,000 women and 1 million-page views a month.

Jenna is an SEO veteran having gained experience under 3 Google Premier Partners & two of the largest automotive search engine’s in the world; Autotrader & KBB. Since pursuing Guardian Owl Digital full-time in 2016, the company has grown to over 100 clients, over a million dollars in revenue, and 6 full time Owl Members. Jenna currently serves as the Founding Member & Advisory Board for Louisville Women in Digital, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer board, and active Kentucky NAWBO member.

Apr 17, 201931:26
4.6 - Color Today Pretty

4.6 - Color Today Pretty

Mannnn did I need to have this conversation with Stephanie. We decided our lives are very parallel and we are kindred spirits, yet I was blown away by her attitude about life and her tenacity to change the world. If anyone can do it, I believe in Stephanie.

Stephanie Feger is a passionate communicator who believes that a shift in perspective can help people live truly fulfilling lives. Her blog, Color Today Pretty, has inspired many to shift their mindsets and has spawned her latest accomplishment of authoring her new book Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective. Stephanie believes that every choice in life has meaning and she empowers others to choose to color their days pretty, to choose perspective each moment of their lives. As a professional speaker, author and blogger, communications and marketing consultant, and home décor business owner, she shares her stories of inspiration through creativity, authenticity, and vulnerability. Learn more at and receive your regular dose of inspiration by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Apr 17, 201935:01
4.5 - Harvesting the Seed

4.5 - Harvesting the Seed

I love the energy Kelsey & Lauren have - their journey to creating Seed & Harvest is so authentic and they truly want to help every woman out there following their dreams. The passion behind their cause is so evident and I can’t wait for you all to hear why they do what they do to cheer on their fellow entrepreneurs.

Kelsey is a quick-witted social media and business educator, with a background in photography. She is married to her better-looking business partner Matt, they live in Kentucky with their 4-year-old, curly-headed daughter Myla. She and Matt have been wedding and lifestyle photographers for a decade and have grown a brand that has helped set the industry standard.

Lauren is a free-spirited type 7 (hey, enneagram lovers!) who serves as the creative director for the business. She has a brand new squish of a baby, Boone Ford with her hubby, Nolan, and two golden doodles. On a scale of 1 to "woo woo", she's a solid 9, but she feels like she should say a solid 7 (give her all the essential oils + meditations + yoga + personal manifestations, please.) She loves creating in all forms and has spent years in the graphic design world.

Together Kelsey and Lauren, specialize in organic, small business growth and connection. Their goal is to teach female entrepreneurs how to grow and convert sales on social media, through courses and retreats.

Apr 17, 201937:27
4.4 - All Things CBD
Apr 17, 201925:55
4.3 - The Millionaire Recruiter

4.3 - The Millionaire Recruiter

Brianna Rooney is not nicknamed the Millionaire Recruiter just for fun, she is a super smart business woman and really cares about individuals finding their dream job and a career that fulfills them. I love the advice she gives to job seekers - surprising tips you wouldn’t expect to hear from a recruiter.

Brianna Rooney (aka The Millionaire Recruiter), is the founder and CEO of Techees. Brianna is 34-years-old, has three houses, a top 100 restaurant, Mouthful Eatery, an amazing Chef of a husband and two little kids.

Techees is the top tech recruiting firm that places highly sought-after software professionals with companies in the Bay Area that are high profile, VC backed, profitable, pre-IPO and/or public.

Brianna came out with a 3-hour eCourse that is interactive, professionally well done and trains you like she would if you were in her office. She guarantees you do well with resume help and an hour consultation with her or one of her success partners in crime.

Apr 17, 201915:35
4.2 - Modern Meditation

4.2 - Modern Meditation

I took what Dr. Amanda O’Bryan shared with us in this episode and put it into practice since we spoke. I have never had someone explain meditation so clearly and make it seem so obtainable. I know you will walk away with a new perspective on meditation and will want to give it a try if you haven’t yet.

Dr. Amanda O’Bryan, PhD enjoys the challenge of combining science and spirituality to create a new method of teaching, and a new perspective on meditation that is both modern and meaningful. Before becoming a full-time meditation teacher, she worked as a Psychology professor and brings that knowledge of human behavior and the brain to her meditation teachings. Amanda teaches workshops, creates online meditation courses and works one-on-one with individuals to deepen their practice, and bring mindfulness to all aspects of their lives. You can also find her doing live meditations on Instagram, on Insight Timer, or teaching donation-based classes for beginners and advanced practitioners at The Inner Warrior in Louisville.

“It’s not that your life has changed, it's not like the things that stress you out have disappeared, but the way you react to them changes.”

Apr 17, 201928:37
4.1 - Celebrate the Pause

4.1 - Celebrate the Pause

I have been doing the 21-Day Meditation Experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. I know, right? Two of the best to learn meditation from. It’s an app that encourages a daily practice of meditation to create a lifelong habit. Oprah opens each practice with insight on why this meditation will be important for your life. Day 7, entitled “Obstacles to Grace Melt Away,” she opens with this:

“When you feel struggle, pause, try to take a step back, give yourself a moment’s time to find your center. That struggle is a gift, a whisper, it is your graceful, true self, tapping you on the shoulder a little bit trying to remind you, ever so gently, to look again. Because you always get to choose, do you react to an obstacle as a negative or do you embrace it as an opportunity to respond with the open-hearted knowledge that all will be well?”

Deepak, I feel like it’s okay to call him by his first name just like we do Oprah, right? Then walks you through the meditation practice. On this particular day he explains:

“Once we start the practice of gratitude, our perspective opens up. We start to see how the universe generously supports us in countless ways. From this shift in perception optimism naturally emerges, because the ups and downs of daily existence, hale beside the infinite generosity of nature just as a candle fades in the noon day sun.”

I love that visual – our problems can be the candle, but if your sunlight, aka your gratitude for life, is shining so brightly, you won’t even be able to see the candle. But when your world is dim, sometimes all you can see is that flame. It’s funny how making a change in something as small as perspective can define how we view our entire life.

Finally, Oprah closes the episode by sharing: “There is a gift in every moment, good or bad. Allow the wisdom of difficulty to speak to you and lead you to where your life truly wants to go.”

When she puts it that way, to me those obstacles become freeing. When you allow those things to happen, it is just life/ the universe/ God correcting you where it wants you to go.

This reminds me of a quote I saw recently from musical composer Truman Fisher, he said, “The pause is as important as the note.”

I am so guilty of wanting to get to that next note, sometimes before I’ve even finished playing the current note. The notes are where I shine, the notes are what I am proud of, and the notes give me joy. But why can’t those pauses fill us in the same way? It is opposite of what our society preaches, being busy is glorified and rest is lazy. But think of how much goodness we miss, by not enjoying the pause, because we mistook it to be an obstacle.

I’m so excited for you to hear the experts I’ve interviewed for Season Four.

My interest in meditation grew after my conversation with Dr. Amanda O’Bryan and she shares mind-blowing meditation techniques with us. Stephanie Feger also preaches the importance of perspective as she encourages you to “color today pretty.”

Maybe you will find inspiration from the dynamic female duos in Kelsey & Lauren, harvesting seeds in women entrepreneurs or Katie & Kari teaching us all how to turn our homes into sanctuaries.

I went straight to the horse's mouth for my interview with Tyler Lloyd from LOU CBD. I wanted to find out all about the latest CBD craze. I also talked to Josh Johnson, aka The Kentucky Gent, about how he gets to travel the world, eat all the food, and call it work.

And I know you will love the stories of blood, sweat, and tears that will light you on fire for your dreams when you hear the bravery from Brianna Rooney, Jenna Ahern and Maizie Clarke. These ladies are doing big things, and I’m blown away and how they juggle all the hats they wear.

Whichever episode becomes your favorite, I hope we can all find a place in life that allow us to celebrate the notes AND the rests. That we can remember to take time to meditate, breath and

Apr 17, 201905:46
3.10 - Blush + Glow

3.10 - Blush + Glow

Allison Jenks and Dana Peddicord loved doing hair and makeup and so they made it their job! I love hearing the story of the hard work they put into their company to make their dreams come true!

Allison Jenks is an award-winning hair and makeup artist, co-owner of BLUSH + GLOW, and blogger living in Lexington, Kentucky. With over 6 years of experience as a professional hair and makeup artist, Allison knows how to make you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day, or any day for that matter! Specializing in bridal updo’s, Allison’s work has been featured in numerous local, and national publications. She was recently featured on the cover of TOPS in Lexington as one of Lexington’s leading ladies. A newlywed herself, Allison understands what it is like being the bride, and is ready to help you plan your perfect bridal look. You can always find Allison with a purse full of bobby pins, ready to tackle any hair conundrum that occurs.

Dana Peddicord resides in Lexington, KY where she is a wife, mother, and co-owner of Blush + Glow. Having a background in pageantry, Dana learned from a young age that the right makeup and hair can really take you places. Packing her own set of sparkly tools, Dana loves working with Bridal, Maternity, Commercial clients, and beyond. If the occasion is special to you, its special to her, so never hesitate to get your glam on with Dana! Having her professional work featured in a number of local, state, and national publications including Southern Weddings Best Hair Stylist in the South, Dana has the experience and perfectionist attitude that will ensure you look perfect for your event. Dana is a lover of fashion, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. Her daughter, Grace, two puppies, of yes and husband… keep her on her toes but that’s why they make champagne, right? Dana looks forward to meeting and working with YOU!

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“We used to always say we will say yes now and we will figure it out later. You just kind of go with it. If it doesn’t work out, wash your face.”

Jan 04, 201928:44
3.9 - The Renegade Nutritionist

3.9 - The Renegade Nutritionist

Amanda Nighbert is so chock full of knowledge about nutrition, sometimes I don’t think she is human. She freely shares valuable information with the world, which is just one of the reasons you’ll call her The Renegade Nutritionist.

“We are living in a society where we are under-nourished and over-fed. And what that means is that we are eating a lot of calories, but the calories we are eating are not high quality nutrient calories, they are basically like empty calories. So we are walking around overweight, sick and malnourished.”

Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition, a fitness enthusiast, and a working mom of two. Amanda is passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. She has worked in the field of weight loss for the past 18 years helping thousands of patients. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work with even more people via her online programs. She is an avid reader and feels that the science behind weight loss, diet, and nutrition is always changing. This rapid change can create confusion and frustration with the average person trying to be successful at weight loss. Her goal is to bring the latest, cutting edge strategies and techniques to her clients in the most concise and educational manner.

Amanda is a strong believer that dieting is temporary, something you start and stop. Therefore it is more important to focus on lifestyle changes to truly see long term weight loss success. Her goal is to teach her clients simple yet effective lifestyle changes they can make and easily sustain to see lasting results. Success does not have to be about perfection but rather more consistency. Amanda believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic and often crazy lives.

“It’s not necessarily new and recent, but I do feel like the most critical shift we are able to make in our nutritional profile is all around fat. We have lived in a fat-free, low-fat generation since 1977.”

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Jan 04, 201933:08
3.8 - Mind In Motion

3.8 - Mind In Motion

Ever since I met Leigh Weinraub several years ago, I have been captivated by her energy and quiet confidence. With even just the audio, I have a suspicion you’ll feel the same way.

“Fear is the universal roadblock for all of us. It’s just that each person develops their own unique, intricate system to coping with the fear and they develop a lot defense mechanisms and psychological coping strategies from very early on in their life to deal with that fear. Fear is inevitable and you can’t avoid it, and you have to learn how to cope with it.”

Leigh Weinraub is an entrepreneurial powerhouse and renowned speaker; a triple threat visionary with intelligence, passion and a lifetime desire to help others reach their personal best. She also still has a wicked backhand.

Leigh was an avid tennis player growing up, rising quickly through the national junior tennis ranks before accepting a full scholarship to play at Northwestern University. After graduation she coached the tennis teams at Dartmouth and Northwestern, leading the latter to consecutive Big Ten championships and a top three national ranking.

Through coaching she saw the need firsthand for using psychology in sports and enrolled in the Masters program at Northwestern for Counseling Psychology. Upon graduation she built a thriving practice, working with both athletes and non-athletes, using innovative “walk and talk” sessions to instill confidence and empowerment.

While working with a young athlete she wrote BREATHE upside down on the bottom corner of a shirt to help her focus during a tennis match. Others started asking for the same. So she printed dozens, her clients asked for more. Word got around and eventually sparked the Mind in Motion movement - apparel, accessories, bags and journals, all focused on the visual cues of words to remind each of us to be our best selves.

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“When the mind is focusing on and concise of positive words, you are going to increase the chances of having positive emotions which inevitable can create healing and strength.”

Jan 04, 201935:37
3.7 - Style Icon
Jan 04, 201939:01
3.6 - Permission to Leap
Jan 04, 201920:33
3.5 - Sleep With Me
Jan 04, 201915:41
3.4 - Authentically Me

3.4 - Authentically Me

Emily Ho’s passion for blogging and helping brands tell their stories blends seamlessly into her encouragement of body positivity. I love her ability to know what she stands for and be able to share that with so many people.

Emily Ho is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Authentically Social, a digital marketing consultancy focused on fashion and lifestyle brands. She is also the blogger behind Authentically Emmie, a body positive plus size fashion and lifestyle blog.

Her writing and blog have appeared on, Business of Fashion, Buzzfeed, Ladies’ Home Journal, Refinery29, and more. As a digital influencer, she’s worked on campaigns for Natori, Kohl’s, Lucy Activewear, and David's Bridal, among others.

Emily's unique background of corporate brand and product management plus her position as a digital influencer leads to informed, results-oriented programs for clients.

She earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Kentucky, and currently resides in Louisville.

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“I have found that I am getting more and more selfish, and what happens when I do that is I thrive. More people read or more people interact or my business grows or I become happier. So I think we have to really prioritize ourselves and do things in a way that is not always pleasing others in order to help advance ourselves so that we can be the best people for those around us.”

Jan 04, 201919:27
3.3 - Leading With A Purpose

3.3 - Leading With A Purpose

I’ve never met someone so passionate about growing other people than Mike Hilton. Mike is such a positive person and an inspiration to be around. You will be instantly motivated to find your passion and take action today.

“Anytime we stubbed our toe it an obstacle, is really just a highlight reel in the making. If you never hit the obstacles, you will never really have the highlight reel.”

Mike Hilton believes that everyone has a responsibility to use their talents to positively impact the world around them. This idea took root at the University of Dayton, a community based on servant leadership. It gained momentum through teaching high school and playing an active role in the lives of emerging leaders. It was published in Mike’s book, The Next Great You. And it continues to take shape at home in Lexington, KY, a vibrant community that brings ideas to life.

At home in Kentucky, Mike is the proud husband and dad of Team Hilton. He’s a believer in the powerful ability of food to bring people together, and is always looking for opportunities to break bread (or chili, or BBQ, or grilled things). And when it’s time to recharge, all he needs is his hiking boots and a dirt path.

“Have the self-confidence to realize you are going to be able to handle that unexpected turn when it comes. It may hurt and it may not turn out the way you want, but you might as well just get walking and enjoy the ride a little bit. “

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Jan 04, 201922:44
3.2 - Grounded In Reality
Jan 04, 201914:22
3.1 - And That's Okay

3.1 - And That's Okay

My husband Brandon and I have a phrase we use often, it’s “And that’s okay.” As we recap our days, we will mention something we wanted to get done, but never got around to doing. “And that’s okay,” the other one will say. It’s our way of giving each other the forgiveness we needed to give ourselves.

We say it so much, Henna gets to use it. She lays in bed until the afternoon, and we don’t want to make her move to make the bed, so we will say, “Henna’s extra tired today, and that’s okay,” as we move on to something else.

The timing of this season of episodes is never what I intended it to be. I always think I am going to be far more proactive with my free time and want to sit down and edit the episodes in the week or two following my interview. I frequently share how editing the episodes is my least favorite part about hosting a podcast, however the conversations I have with people from all over the world make it worth it, but nonetheless, I procrastinate for far too long.

Of course, the timing always seems to work out perfectly in the long run. This time as I was editing during my Christmas break and knew this would come out around the New Year, many of the episodes reminded of the various resolutions we establish with ourselves this time of the year. You can find mine here. So much of this season is wrapped up in improving yourself or going after those dreams.

The problem is, we often forget to tell ourselves how much we have accomplished or were able to experience before we got to those resolutions. I can beat myself up for not editing those podcast interviews, but I wouldn’t be recognizing the amazing time I’ve had in my new job or the new friends I have gotten to enjoy.

Selfish, to me, is much more than the massage we take time out for each month, or the bubble bath we take on Sunday night to ward off the Sunday Scaries, but its about keeping our mental mind game in check. Instead of having anxiety over the 10 pounds you resolved to lose this year, think back to the amazing meals you were able to have with your husband during date nights. Sometimes we may choose not to get up and go to the gym in the morning, because we just have to read the last chapter of the book we're loving. You may not say yes to every friend that invites you to an event, because you are having a great time at home. What a blessing that is, that we have the ability to experience new restaurants, that we found a book that demands all our attention, and that we have a home we enjoy being in.

I am eager for you to dive into the stories of Mike Hilton and Bri Seeley who want nothing more than for individuals to be leading with purpose. They have developed tools to encourage you to do that, while giving you permission to leap. Amy Kaufman and Drew Ackerman took unfortunate situations and made them into brilliant business decisions. You couldn’t have made up these stories of redemption if you tried! André Wilson and Leigh Weinraub really break things down psychologically for us. André looks at why we are dress ourselves a certain way and Leigh wants you to look within to find that motivation you need. Emily Ho shares how having an audience changed the script she was telling them and herself. Amanda Nighbert is chock full of the knowledge and solutions you’ve been looking for when it comes to managi

Jan 04, 201904:32
2.10 - If You Only Knew

2.10 - If You Only Knew

When I started planning for Season Two I made a list of guests that I probably couldn’t get but would continue to dream about as I could only hope that one day it would finally come true. Jamie Ivey, host of The Happy Hour, was at the top of that list. I am elated to get to share her story with you today. There is really nothing else to say, you will just have to sit back and enjoy!
Jul 09, 201815:04
2.9 - Off the Clock

2.9 - Off the Clock

I love reading self-help books - specifically the ones that are going to give me tangible takeaways to improve my life. One topic I rarely see covered effectively is the act of time. Now, I’ve heard speakers talk about learning to say no and waking up an hour early, but what if I already do those things? That’s where Laura Vanderkam enters the scene - I saw her speak and after hearing from her I emailed her that night to continue the conversation, because I knew I had to share her message with all of you.
Jul 09, 201826:47
2.8 - Triggered

2.8 - Triggered

I first met Alex Clark when she started her radio career at the Louisville radio station DJX. Since then she has appeared on Season 1 of the FOX show Coupled and has moved to Indianapolis where she co-hosts The Joe and Alex Show. She is now jumping into the viral video world with her opinionated clips entitled #Triggered. I love that Alex has an opinion and is able to defend it. Plus she has a connection to Matt Jones with Kentucky Sports Radio, so stick around to hear what’s going on there!
Jul 09, 201833:20
2.7 - The Art of Fitness and Life

2.7 - The Art of Fitness and Life

Julian Hays II makes living a healthy life look easy. Julian has two secret weapons that he is going to talk to us about today. He uses sleep and nutrition to give people more energy, so they can move and evolve at a faster pace in life. After a year of going after his dream of becoming a doctor he realized he had a deeper calling and left the pursuit of medicine behind and started his company, The Art of Fitness & Life. He is also an author, a weekly columnist for Inc Magazine, and regularly appears on TV segments.
Jul 09, 201838:43
2.6 - Life of the Party

2.6 - Life of the Party

As the creative force behind Lauren Chitwood Events and Olio Event Group, Lauren Chitwood has spent the last ten years planning weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, social galas, and parties. With a client list full of Louisville, Kentucky’s who’s who in the corporate, social, and charity markets, Lauren Chitwood is the go-to girl to get it done. I’ve followed and admired her work for years and am so excited for you to get to hear how this chick tackles life.
Jul 09, 201832:27
2.5 - Brains Over Blonde

2.5 - Brains Over Blonde

Anna Wood is the founder and CEO of Brains over Blonde, a feminist lifestyle platform for women who REFUSE to choose between femininity and success. Brains over Blonde provides sassy, career and life advice through free content, tools, inspiration, and coaching.

Anna grew up in Silicon Valley and is obsessed with female empowerment, innovation, and leadership. She has a Stanford MBA and led sales at Google. She's worked with major brands including Netflix, J.Crew, and Airbnb. I’m so excited for you all to hear her amazing story!
Jul 09, 201823:46
2.4 - Take A Breath

2.4 - Take A Breath

Sarah Charmoli is a breathing coach in Louisville, Kentucky under the name WE BREATHE. I kept hearing her name and practice come up in conversations so I gave her class a try. She holds workshops all over Kentucky and the world. The class I attended was held at the Louisville Salt Cave and it was an incredible two hours. For as mindless and simple as breathing is, she takes this practice to a whole new level and emphasizes how important it is in our journey.
Jul 09, 201829:32
2.3 - A Shot of CoCo

2.3 - A Shot of CoCo

I saw Colene Elridge speak at a conference, and was immediately impressed with her wisdom and guidance. Recently I began following her on social media and I witnessed the power she has at being an encouragement for women to love and take care of themselves. Nicknamed Coach Colene, she has made it her mission to help ordinary people live extraordinary lives through focused coaching, workshops, and unique programming. Plus, she’s had lunch with Oprah - and she’s giving us the scoop on that - I can’t wait for you to hear her story!
Jul 09, 201831:22
2.2 - Finding the Words

2.2 - Finding the Words

Jessica Lee Hutchings is someone I started following on Instagram because of her quick cooking tips and healthy recipes. I quickly felt connected to her through her humor, southern accent and family roots in Alabama. We later discovered our families actually grew up in the same small town. My great grandmother taught her parents in Kindergarten - don’t ever tell me this is not a small world! Follow her on Instagram at work in progress Jess because her stories will leave you laughing to the point of tears. Jessica recently took a chance at her dream and I can’t wait for you to hear how that is paying off for her.
Jul 09, 201818:01
2.1 - My Pre-Spring Awakening

2.1 - My Pre-Spring Awakening

My journey to self-care continues this time in a different season of life.

Earlier this year I was laid off from a job I adored. Through this experience I was given the chance to take a step back and pause. Through that pause, I was able to learn that when you are still and silent, God opens our ears to truths we’ve been avoiding.
Jul 09, 201804:14
1.10 - Kat Meets Kale
Sep 28, 201721:59
1.9 - Wicked Wisdom
Sep 28, 201721:39
1.8 - Peace, Love & Salt
Sep 28, 201725:44
1.7 - High Performance Coach
Sep 28, 201732:52
1.6 - The Pie Queen
Sep 28, 201724:19
1.5 - Broadway Spotlight
Sep 28, 201720:32
1.4 - Escape to Shape

1.4 - Escape to Shape

Being interested in self-care, one day I stumbled across Erica Gragg and her company Escape To Shape. A self-proclaimed gypsetters, Erica believes in a sophisticated yet down-to-earth way of living- blending traveling, local flavors, experiences and entertaining with balance & wellness. Her company creates a unique travel itinerary that serves as the perfect backdrop and platform for discerning guests to re-discover themselves while discovering a new culture. Listen to Erica's great insight then, go book your next travel experience with Erica at If you mention Selfish, you will receive $300 off!
Sep 28, 201721:45
1.3 - Twirling
Sep 28, 201717:33
1.2 - Small Town Stars

1.2 - Small Town Stars

This episode I interviewed the ladies that inspired me to start this podcast, Megan Terry and Rachel Webb. They are the hosts of The Megan and Rachel Show and have a great message to send to ladies out there. When I moved my sister back home from Texas last fall, we listened to their episodes the entire trip home and had laughed until our bellies ached. I hope you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making.
Sep 28, 201722:09
1.1 - Where It Begins

1.1 - Where It Begins

I have written and recorded this first episode three times now. Hashtag, problems of a perfectionist. I am Allie Martin, I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a Christian, a wife and momma to a labradoodle named Henna Sue.

When I made the decision to start Selfish it was fueled by many different motivators. One, I was working in the spa industry where self-care is preached and I whole-heartedly support that. Two, I had a radio show in college and that was really fun. And three, and probably the most important, I genuinely love hearing people’s stories. So often we get stuck in the ruts and don’t celebrate the wins, but when you look back on someone’s entire journey you see the purpose of those ruts and you can cheer on the victories.

So really, this show is nowhere near what I thought it would become, and yet, it is exactly what I wanted. I get to share with you some incredible journeys of some incredibly brave people. In the craziness of their ups and downs they have shared how they went after their goals with intensity, while not losing sight of themselves.

One of my guests Craig Williard explained it in his interview:
“I like to use the analogy of a cordless drill. You have a brand-new battery and you put it on the drill. And you hold it, and continue to hold it. Eventually it will die. You have to recharge it so it can continue to provide help. Selfishness is that recharge. It’s taking time to do something that gives you that energy.”

Another, Erica Gragg explained it as:
“To be selfish often times is a privilege. To have the time and resources, but to even have the knowledge that you know it’s good and okay to take care of yourself. But truly, you must tap back into yourself and reconnect and discover what makes your soul sing.”

Although this journey took me much longer than I had ever thought, I am so proud and can’t wait to get started on Season Two. So please continue to listen, share these episodes with someone who will enjoy them, and I hope the stories I have delivered inspire you to focus on what makes your soul sing.
Sep 28, 201703:22