By That's Aloud
That's Aloud!Dec 03, 2020
The Only Thing You Really Need to Know w/ Alex Murphy, Co-Founder of OnTrack Coaches
Well folks, here we are. The final episode of That's Aloud. I offer my deep gratitude to all my listeners and guests: it's been an honor and a privilege to help these stories get out into the world. But as the due date for Release Your Masterpiece--the book, the course, and the mastermind--looms closer, I find my energy naturally shifting, and I hope you'll shift along with me. If you've found benefit in this podcast and/or the That's Aloud blog, I welcome you to join me at my new online home: releaseyourmasterpiece.com
Meanwhile, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect final guest. Alex Murphy, co-founder of OnTrack Coaches and my partner in crime for Studio Be, is here to remind us all that, regardless of what the school system tried to teach us growing up, nobody can control us except us. Enjoy!
0:45 - Not all value is monetary
4:30 - Overcoming perfection paralysis
8:30 - The 2 things educators and parents need to understand
16:20 - A new way to teach and learn
17:30 - Asking the big questions
31:00 - Imagine a school system that put students in charge of their own learning & growth
40:55 - Be a scientist, not a judge
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/15dXYtbh_wg
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-only-thing-you-really-need-to-know-w-alex-murphy-co-founder-of-ontrack-coaches
Believe In Your Book w/ Linn Random
Have you ever found yourself in the fast-lane, speeding toward a destination you thought you wanted to reach, only to look around and realize that you were on the wrong track altogether? Today's guest, best-selling author Linn Random, can definitely relate. After getting what was, in hindsight, some really encouraging feedback from big-name publishers in college, she gave up on her writing dreams and became a high-powered sales and marketing exec. Now she applies those superpowers to her true calling: writing and, even more importantly, getting her writing into the hands of the right readers. In this episode, you will learn the basics of book marketing, including:
2:00 - learning who you really are
9:00 - clarifying your "high concept"
14:00 - connecting your concept to your audience's emotions
18:30 - identifying your target audience
22:00 - how to get your audience to come to you
You'll also learn about my upcoming book, Release Your Masterpiece: A Powerful Guide to Discover Your Authentic Gifts and Put Them to Good Use (releaseyourmasterpiece.com), which will be available for presale at the end of November 2021. In fact, next week, I'll be in Columbia meeting with my amazing Red Thread Publishing (redthreadbooks.com) book launch team and filming the video portions of the Release Your Masterpiece course, which is designed to transform unhappy employees and struggling freelancers into successful Creators.
That means the FINAL EPISODE of That's Aloud will air Thursday, November 11th.
That's right, this is the second-to-last episode of That's Aloud, Season 4: Hindsight 2020. And as of now, I'm not planning a Season 5. This has been an incredible experience, and I'm beyond grateful to every amazing guest who has come on here to boldly share the story the world isn't getting. If you'd like to continue your journey to authentic, aligned, creative living, please come join the party at releaseyourmasterpiece.com!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Wj1kqmetbkM
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/believe-in-your-book-w--linn-random
Find Your Unique Genius w/ Casey Berman
"I hate my job." If this is a phrase with which you are all-too-familiar, this episode is for you. Casey Berman of leavelawbehind.com is here to help you take the reins of your career, and steer yourself into a position where you are leveraging your unique genius to create real value for the world.
1:00 - You are it
4:30 - Exposing the illusion/drama/game/movie/Maya of life
5:45 - The "I hate this" moment
9:00 - Cobbling together something new
13:00 - Why you need to be doing informational interviews
15:00 - Beware the cheap pay-off
17:00 - Your unique genius
25:00 - Find your why
27:00 - There's a better way
35:00 - Face your fears
42:00 - What time freedom looks and feels like
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/e5CUGkWTv9w
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/find-your-unique-genius-w--casey-berman
Hope In Healing, From the Heart w/ Candice DeLeeuw
Hope is one of those words we love to throw around. But what does it really mean to have hope in the face of a tragedy like the loss of a child? Candice DeLeeuw (@candice_deleeuw), author of Hope (Amidst the Stories I Told Myself), and founder of Hope In Healing Hearts is here to share her powerful story of loss, bravery, and helping other grieving moms heal.
1:30 - It's okay to break, just don't stay broken
4:00 - Surfing the seas of grief
5:00 - Hearts
9:00 - How to help a grieving friend
13:30 - 2020, the year of missing time
17:30 - How to homeschool like a boss
19:00 - The type A guide to handling uncertainty
25:40 - What hope is
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/O0a8R-cZj04
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/hope-in-healing-from-the-heart-w-candice-deleeuw
Go Big and Get Home: Authentic Visibility w/ Micha Goebig
We all know the first step to success is just showing up. But HOW we show up matters. Life and Leadership coach Micha Goebig (@go_big_coaching) is here to help us come out of the shadows and step into our authentic authority in all areas of our life.
1:00 - Authentic Visibility
5:00 - Why "back to normal" isn't good enough
12:30 - Learning to ask for and accept help
15:00 - The only boundaries you're in charge of are your own
16:30 - Every yes is a no to something else
17:00 - Honor your personal time
19:15 - Micro-dosing self-care
21:40 - Follow your curiosity
29:30 - Not everybody thinks like you (and that's a good thing)
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/yHzPhJpizUw
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/go-big-and-get-home-authentic-visibility-w--micha-goebig
Learn more: https://www.michagoebig.com/
How To Start w/ Shreya Shettigar
Anyone who's ever tried to create anything knows that the hardest part is just getting started. This week's guest, Shreya Shettigar (@StoriesByChaya), is here to help you dive in, and keep going, no matter what. Ready to transform your daily grind into a daily delight? Ready to turn your problem into your solution? That's aloud!
1:30 - Versatility is the spice of life
6:30 - Project AAE
8:15 - 2020 and forced introspection
11:00 - Don't let the grind get you down
13:30 - Chaya's writing process
18:00 - How to start any creative process
29:40 - Keep moving forward
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/FNB7RtIuTWk
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-to-start-w--shreya-shettigar
Your Mother Was Right: Be Yourself, w/ Connell Barrett
Dating can be stressful, even in the best of times, let alone in the wake of a global pandemic. But not to worry, delightful dating coach Connell Barrett (https://datingtransformation.com/) is here to help you stay grounded in your authentic worth while you're out there looking for love. The tools he shares in the course of this fun conversation will help you make good use of fear, recognize the difference between rejection and projection, and step out of expectation and into creation.
1:00 - Mom was right: be yourself
3:00 - What we're here to do
5:00 - Giving soulfishly
11:30 - Connell's journey
13:45 - Authenticity tools for dating (and life)
21:00 - What rejection is and isn't
23:30 - Give the present of your presence
25:30 - Who's the hero of your story? Who's the villain?
35:00 - When lightening strikes twice
39:50 - Buy into your own worth
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/xbQGLMZ9S9w
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/your-mother-was-right-be-yourself-w--connell-barrett
Unblock Your Chakras w/ Emily Tamayo Maher
Whether you're well-acquainted with your Chakras or just now hearing the term for the first time, Emily Tamayo Maher's Meaning Method can help you better understand your creative process and easily get unblocked at any point along the creative journey, from ideation all the way to connecting with your audience. Ready to discover the gold at the end of your own personal rainbow?
3:30 - The feminine, intuitive story the world isn't getting
7:00 - Taking the leap
13:30 - Down the manifesting path
18:00 - All writer's blocks are chakra blocks
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Nx_BfU7D0L0
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/unblock-your-chakras-w--emily-tamayo-maher
Get Loud & Effective w/ Stacy Dyson
They say you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But there will come a time when you're fresh out of honey, and the vinegar is flooding from your tear ducts, not to mention your sweat glands, and you know to your very core that if you don't open up your mouth and set it free, it will drown you from within. In those moments, it's time to get loud. But not just loud. Loud and effective. In this episode, black female performance poet laureate Stacy Dyson, author of Lovely and Suffering and Follow Me On This, joins me to talk about her journey from polite, if occasionally snarky, poetess, to the phenomenal force to be reckoned with she has finally allowed herself to inhabit. Learn more at: https://saintwinterraines.com/
2:00 - Getting loud & effective
9:00 - The little things that get us through
11:00 - With right comes responsibility
15:30 - Breonna's Song
20:00 - If you don't see color, you don't see me
35:00 - Nobody wants your qualified apology
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ndPs_D-79t8
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/get-loud-effective-w-stacy-dyson
Build Resourceful Resilience w/ Shenira Billups
Nobody asks for their struggles. The world wasn't clamoring for a global pandemic, just like this week's guest was in no way hoping to end up parenting her special needs child alone and balancing that with a busy clinical psychology practice in the midst of said pandemic. But here we are. And Shenira Billups (@mgihllc), Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Mental Growth & Internal Healing LLC (https://www.mentalgrowthinternalhealing.com/), regards those struggles as teachers, here to help her grow stronger, gain more resilience, and become the spiritual warrior she is always in the process of becoming. What did you learn from Professor 2020? What will you do with that new wisdom, and those new skills and abilities?
1:30 - When resources aren't shared
9:50 - Finding balance and strength
11:00 - Professor 2020: tough but effective
17:50 - Humility and empathy
21:30 - Rock bottom
30:00 - Good grief
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CPMIwklSX8o
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/build-resourceful-resilience-w--shenira-billups
Transform Your Bad Days Into Good Jokes w/ Jennifer Mason
What do you do when you're painfully shy and terrified of public speaking? Start doing stand-up comedy, of course! At least that's what this week's guest, Jennifer Mason (@JenXComedy) decided to do. And what happened next will inspire you to laughter, or possibly tears, and maybe even to try your hand at the next open mic...
2:30 - Menopause: when women get funny
6:00 - Too soon?
9:30 - Build your courage muscles
13:00 - Finding your funny
14:00 - Bad choices make good comedy
18:30 - Comedy doesn't have to be mean (even to yourself!)
21:00 - A comedy of misunderstandings
39:00 - The Hot Flash
Learn more at: https://jenxcomedy.com/
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ogL4PULNZT8
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/transform-your-bad-days-into-good-jokes-w--jennifer-mason
Get Out of Debt Mindset w/ Aimee Cerka
It's hard to feel valuable when you're in the red, but focusing on paying down your debt may be keeping you stuck in a vicious cycle. Money Confidence Coach Aimee Cerka (@aimeecerka) is here to help you gain solid footing, raise your net worth, and start creating value for yourself and your family with confidence.
1:30 - The Wake-Up Call
9:30 - Why you should stop focusing on debt reduction
15:00 - Time isn't money
16:00 - 3 ways to increase your net worth
19:30 - Stop chasing money, start creating value
22:00 - You are valuable!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/HbsqFyj27gA
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/get-out-of-debt-mindset-w--aimee-cerka
The Rapture of Rupture w/ Devika Dey
They say every cloud has a silver lining, but sometimes that lining is pure gold. After her toxic, arranged marriage ended, Devika Dey became a relationship coach, helping women build resilience and move on from tough break-ups. But in 2020, she had a breakdownthrough that showed her the bigger picture of how her guilt, shame, and fear were affecting not just her sense of worthiness in relationships, but in her career as well. Now she helps women apply that same resilience to leadership, so they can thrive across all areas of their lives.
3:00 - A toxic arranged marriage
7:10 - 2020, the ultimate break-up
12:00 - Professional toxicity
18:30 - The gift of rupture
19:00 - The same inner voice runs every show
28:30 - Bad things aren't always bad
32:00 - Surfing the seas of grief
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fJx7nU8SQok
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-rapture-of-rupture-w--devika-dey
Everybody's Got a Story w/ Theresa Francomacaro
What story are you telling yourself about where you’re going? We’ve all had a big reminder that life is precious and fleeting - are you putting your energy into work you really care about? Today, accomplished storyteller Theresa Francomacro (Why Story Works) is here to ask the question, ‘What are you waiting for?’
1:60 Why Story Works
4:10 Humility & Trust in 2020
8:30 What are you waiting for?
12:40 It’s hard to invest in yourself (or There are no guarantees)
16:30 Being a continuous, lifelong learner
24:10 A Pocket-Day
27:40 5 Neurological Mind-Shifts (of F-L-L-E-A)
32:40 Serenity, wonder, play
38:30 Alliances and bridges
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/JB-8Y1SXESo
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/everybody-s-got-a-story-w--theresa-francomacaro
It's About TIME For Sepsis Awareness w/ Katy Grainger
Imagine you notice a small, purplish bump on your thumb. Seems like no big deal but, just in case, you go to an urgent care clinic to get it checked out. They give you some ointment, and some antibiotics, and send you home. Thirty-six hours later, your body, and your life, are completely unrecognizable. Today’s guest, Katy Grainger barely survived her horrifying brush with sepsis, and wants to make sure everyone out there knows the signs and symptoms to look for. It could save the life and/or limbs of someone you love! For more information, visit https://www.sepsis.org/
3:00 The mysterious purple bump
5:30 Memory/Mental decline
9:00 Extremely ill
11:00 Septic shock
15:00 Saved life, lost limbs
25:30 The power of sharing her story
30:20 Rainbow light and an ideal world
35:00 Sepsis alliance: sepsis.org
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/AuXxO_G8jTA
Ready for Inspiration w/ Pierce Duncan
So often our natural creativity is hijacked by the daily grind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Musician and creator Pierce Duncan (@pierceduncandotnet) joins us today to talk about making a place for creativity, being there when inspiration shows up, and how to be a prolific creator.
2:00 Creative sacrifices
6:30 Growing up anxious
11:20 A devotional practice
15:20 Creativity and depression
20:40 All of a sudden, there’s time
24:20 Ready for inspiration
28:20 Having an outlet
34:40 Everyone is a creator
36:00 Income security supports creativity (or Universal Basic Income)
39:00 Everything you want to be true
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ZqtpkZJA0UE
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/ready-for-inspiration-w--pierce-duncan
Your Voice Has Value w/ Sierra Melcher
Your story can empower people, but only if they encounter it. All too often, women's voices never make it through the publishing gauntlet to connect with their intended audience. But Sierra Melcher is changing all that. By creating a system to help women find their voices, support the writing process, and navigate publishing logistics, her women-only publishing house, Red Thread Publishing, is transforming women with powerful messages into published authors. Join us as Sierra reinvents publishing for a pandemic-altered and support-starved world.
1:10 The missing voices
7:00 The Pandemic Incubator
18:10 Swim toward the fear
25:10 The logistics of writing and publishing
32:40 Navigating the emotional arc
41:00 The messy middle
42:50 Visualize the perfect retreat
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/DTRnGrDTbY4
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/your-voice-has-value-w--sierra-melcher
How Ideas Spread w/ Rachel LeWitt
In 2020, COVID-19 wasn't the only thing spreading around the world. Ideas, symbols, information, and misinformation about the virus were also spreading like wildfire, and causing massive division among populations. Today's guest, Rachel LeWitt (@w3tbl4nk3t), is here to unpack the ways we decide which ideas to accept, which to reject, and which to pass along to others.
1:30 - The ever-morphing symbol of the mask
9:00 - How ideas spread
12:30 - The role of personal experience
16:30 - Social trust & empathy
19:25 - Tracking trust
20:40 - How mistrust spreads
27:50 - Faith & hope: kissing cousins
32:30 - Good & evil
34:00 - Intuition & taboo beliefs
41:00 - Critical thinking & finding reliable sources
50:00 - Ideas can change the world
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/vsmJSi3v1a4
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-ideas-spread-w-rachel-lewitt
The Power of Song w/ Lowry Olafson
Music is magic. The right song can take you out of your head, change your mood, change your attitude, and change your expectations. Lowry Olafson (powersongs.ca) joins us today to share how, when an affirmation just isn’t enough, a personal Power Song can change your life.
0:40 What’s a Power Song?
6:10 Discard limitations
9:15 Flow and curiosity
14:00 I wanted to be a singer
19:50 Find the challenge you enjoy
26:00 External motivation vs. Internal motivation
29:40 Shift from guilt to gratitude
35:00 Give yourself permission
41:10 Everything you deeply desire
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/4gdRkHHvDgk
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-power-of-song-w-lowry-olafson
Make Friends With Failure, w/ Utkarsh Saraswat
Failure. It's the thing we all love to fear. But as today's guest, Utkarsh Saraswat (@sillyworldpodcast) discovered, failure is an important part of the creative process, and can lead you to major breakthroughs.
2:00 - Fear of failure
4:20 - Failure is a prerequisite for innovation
7:00 - When failure drags your life into a nightmare
21:00 - Holi relief
24:00 - Lockdown to the rescue!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/cuC_fN1MSFc
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/make-friends-with-failure-w--utkarsh-saraswat
Adventure Is Always Around the Corner w/ Olivia Meighan
Opportunities for adventure are all around us. Will you heed the call? Today we are joined by Olivia Meighan, host of The Irish Survival Podcast (@the_Irish_survival_podcast) and lover of the natural world. 13-year-old Olivia wasn’t thrilled about the idea of being locked inside during the Coronavirus pandemic. Little did she know it would launch her on a whole new kind of adventure! She’s here to remind you that you’re never too young, or too old, to leverage your unique voice to create value in the world.
1:40 The Irish Survival Podcast
3:00 Sitting around the campfire
5:40 Treat wildlife like people
7:10 Mastering 2020 online tech
8:10 The outdoors is great craic
8:50 You won’t know if you don’t try
12:00 Visualize your ideal world
16:20 Limitless possibilities
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/adventure-is-always-around-the-corner-w--olivia-meighan
All Creatures Great & Small w/ Kristen Joy
How much consideration do you give to what goes into your body and how it got there? In today’s episode, Kristen Joy (@VoluptuousLife) shares with us her journey of getting back into balance with nature, self-healing, self-discovery, and self-advocacy through nutrition.
1:00 - Getting back into balance with the animal kingdom
3:30 - The segregation of Earthlings
7:00 - The power of nutrition
15:00 - Cleaning up our act
21:30 - Finding our balance
24:00 - What’s right for YOU?
25:50 - When confrontation doesn’t go as expected
29:00 - Planting the seed as teacher/student
30:00 - Be your own health advocate
38:30 - A magical, perfect world
41:40 - A little miracle
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/sUZfWarxACQ
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/all-creatures-great-small-w-kristen-joy
Trust Yourself w/ Colleen Mitchell
Your big decisions should be made by one person: you. Colleen Mitchell (@InspiredForward), a type 1 diabetic, joins us today to discuss how listening to her own body and doing her own research gave her control over her blood sugar levels. Whether it’s public speaking, getting your message out, or defending your health, Colleen is here to tell you why your choices should never be left up to other people.
0:30 Type 1 and Type 2
1:30 Fear of public speaking
13:40 Everyone has a message
16:40 Carbs and diabetes
23:40 The processed food industry
30:20 Make your own decisions
35:10 An ideal situation
41:40 Question everything
42:40 Testing for diabetes
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Fp7nm6rAl6U
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/trust-yourself-w-colleen-mitchell
Never, Ever Give Up Hope w/ Carol Graham
“Never give up hope.” You hear this encouraging adage all the time, but what does it really mean to be in a situation that feels genuinely hopeless and STILL refuse to allow despair to win? Today we meet a woman who’s been given every reason in the world to give up hope: Carol Graham. She’s here to remind you that you can get through anything--anything!--with attitude, hope and humor.
3:20 Covid was a blessing
6:00 Laugh when there’s nothing to laugh about
8:40 Never give up
11:40 The Lesson of the Puppy
18:00 When there’s no end in sight
20:00 Being Thankful In Advance
22:40 Living without fear
32:30 The Helmet of Hope
35:50 Standing on a stage
39:10 No limitations
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/urnNGrTnoF0
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/blog
Examining Class(room) Injustice w/ Adela Scotland
We may all be in the same storm, but we’re not all in the same boat. The ongoing global impacts of COVID are still unfolding, and the stories of the hardest hit simply aren’t being told in the mainstream media. But some brave souls are not just speaking out, they’re fighting back. 18 year old Adela Scotland (@infinite_adela) joins us today to talk about her justice campaign for the students of the Caribbean (#JusticeForCAPE_2020) whose graduation grades and university hopes were dashed by a still-unexplained decision by the CXC examination board.
Please note: Due to technical limitations on Adela’s end, the audio quality of this episode is quite poor. We’ve done our best to clean it up, and provided a full transcript here to help clarify her message, which we felt was important enough to use this audio, regardless. We hope you agree.
1:10 Our 2020 nightmare
7:00 Just deal with it
11:00 Lives were changed forever
16:40 A bit of a perfectionist
18:20 The ideal, perfect school system
26:50 How can people help?
29:20 Class difference
31:00 Don’t give up hope
Spin a Challenge Into Gold w/ Rhianna Basore
We’ve all heard the fairytale where a princess spins straw into gold - ready to meet the princess? When the mess that was 2020 upended the grand plans of celebrated actor and director Rhianna Basore (@selftrustfund), she didn’t throw herself a pity party. Instead, she transformed limitation into imagination. The results exceeded everyone’s expectations.
1:30 The bottom drops out
6:00 There’s magic here
8:30 Creativity through constraint
10:00 Telling my personal story
12:30 Follow your fun
14:50 Creativity as a life-force
17:30 Trust the timing of the universe
21:30 Everything you wish is true
28:20 Faith, trust, flow
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/jWkOCoWTkP0
Read the transcript: https://thatsaloud.com/blog
Learn more: https://selftrustfund.com/
Sneak Preview of Season 4: 2020 Hindsight
2020, the year of clear vision. It was the year when so many things that had fallen off our collective radar suddenly came into sharp view. When the curtains were pulled back, and we were able to see things as they really are, for better or for worse.
Last year changed so many things, for so many people, that we'll be telling the stories for generations to come. But while they're still fresh, I've dedicated an entire season to helping people share their transformative tales of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just a sampling of what's to come.
2:20 - Rihanna Basore (@selftrustfund): A transformative year
18:50 - Adela Scotland (@Infinite_adela): Justice for CAPE
6:40 - Simon Stephen (@intorcida): Surviving corporate stress
7:35 - Olivia Meighan (@The_Irish_Survival_Podcast): Start a podcast!
8:10 - Colleen Mitchell (@Inspiredforward): Speak out
9:50 - Utkarsh Saraswat (@sillysworldpodcast): The gift of down-time
10:40 - Sierra Melcher (@integralwomenmentoring): The gift of limitations
12:40 - Pierce Duncan (@pierceduncandotnet): The gift of not being in control
13:40 - Rachel LeWitt: (@w3tbl4nk3t): The spread of symbolic ideas
14:00 - Katy Grainger (@katygrainger): The gift of purpose
15:00 - Theresa Francomacaro (whystoryworks.com): The power of story
16:35 - Lowry Olafson (powersongs.ca): The power of song
18:20 - Kristen Joy (@voluptuouslife): Planting a seed
20:25 - Carol Graham: Never, ever give up hope
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/a-sneak-preview-of-season-4-2020-hindsight
Season 3 Highlight Reel
I'm always telling my clients to celebrate their victories. To take a moment at the end of a cycle to look back on just how far they've come and how much they've grown. So, now that I've wrapped the third(!) season of That's Aloud, I decided to take my own advice.
Before diving into Season 4: 2020 Hindsight, which debuts on Thursday May 6th, I took the time to think back on this incredible journey, and share a few moments that have stayed with me.
This is by no means the "best of" season 3--that would be a completely different collection depending on who put it together. In fact, I would love to hear what YOUR highlight reel would have included. If you leave me a voice message with your biggest take-away from season 3 I'll include it in next week's episode, which will be a sneak preview of what's to come in season 4!
Adopting Your True Self w/ Sarah Wong
For Sarah Wong (@metamorphosis101), the most difficult part of being adopted was finding herself. The journey led her through change after change, not just to her view of herself but her view of her place in the world. Join us on this, our final episode of season 3, to hear how finding your truth, finding your core values, finding your place in the world can make you the true leader of your life.
00:30 The story of adoption
3:30 Adopted from birth (I didn’t realize how important it was)
8:20 The forbidden door
16:50 Adopted family’s feelings
22:40 Kicking out fear
25:20 Validate yourself
27:30 Navigating from core values
30:10 A little time travel (or The pomegranate tree)
Watch the video
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Perfectly Imperfect w/ Laurie McDonald
1:00 The walking wounded
3:50 Journey into trauma
6:10 Extra-normal realities
12:30 Finding the temple
19:20 Mastering love and fear
21:20 Learning how to create the world
25:30 Fourth-dimensional consciousness
30:50 A glimpse into ascension
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Awakening African Feminism w/ Amanda Marufu
In the ingrained patriarchal societies of Africa, where does feminism begin? It begins when women look around and say, “This is wrong,” and decide to stand up and make change happen. Today we are joined by one of those brave, badass women, African feminist Amanda Marufu, sharing her story of awakening, healing, bravery, and helping others create an equitable world.
1:00 Putting African women in control of their story
2:30 Living as ‘Lesser-Than’
6:40 Abuse and oppression goes deep
9:30 Women are the resource
11:30 Unpacking and healing
16:00 Taking a stand
18:40 How men benefit from feminism
22:10 Shame does not define us
24:30 Educating parents, girls, AND boys
27:20 Five truths
29:30 The blue bird flies
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/-M5aroM_eBw
Read the transcript (with pics!): https://www.thatsaloud.com/blog
Teatersport på Kapitolium (Swedish translation of "Mmm, Peachy! A Capitol Theatre Sports Review")
What do you do when the world stops making sense?
You stop taking it seriously, that's what.
I'm tickled pink to announce that after three successful satirical collaborations, my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson and I have decided to give those creations their very own venue. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, please enjoy what will likely be the last of these cross-cultural creations here on That's Aloud, Ottiliana's delightful Swedish rendition of "Mmm, Peachy! A Capitol Theatre Sports Review."
You Are the Golden Child w/ Trish Lechman
Wherever we fall in our family structure, we often feel like the forgotten “middle child,” forever pining for acceptance and validation. But the truth is, every one of us is a golden child, and we don’t need anyone’s permission to shine! Today’s guest, Trish Lechman (@trishlechman) shows us how shedding light on our darkest times is the key to gaining resilience, shedding our limiting beliefs, and becoming the person we truly wish to be.
0:10 - Resilience: the antidote to all misery?
2:00 - We are all the golden child
3:00 - Stepping out of the limiting mindset matrix
8:45 - You don’t need permission to shine
12:00 - Exiting toxic situations
15:20 - All about resilience
25:00 - How to change the past
28:00 - Trish builds a bridge to her ideal world
Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/PuHN-6MZe2U
Or you can read the full transcript, plus images, on the That's Aloud blog, as always!
And please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the That's Aloud Podcast. It makes a huge difference!
Going All-In w/ Joe & Julia Langton
Success is never guaranteed. But if you never even try going after what you really want, you’re pretty well guaranteed never to get it. Today, Joe and Julia Langton, the father-daughter team behind the podcast Automating Success, are here to tell you not to listen to the people you say you can’t do it. Join us to explore how, if you find your passion and run with it, truly go all-in, doors will open up and you will succeed.
1:40 Automating Success
3:30 The person I am today
12:40 A bad communicator
18:20 Don’t tell me I can’t do it
21:40 Finding your superpower
24:50 Going with your gut
29:30 Do it all-in!
35:10 Julia’s perfect world
44:20 Joe’s perfect world
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/B9jloNI6g1I
Or read the transcript (with pics!) on the That's Aloud blog, as always.
How To Be a Muse
I often describe myself as "a muse with follow-through." But what do I mean when I call myself--or any human, for that matter--a muse? What does it mean to deliberately act as an intermediary between the mysterious forces of inspiration and creators (ourselves included)? To go from incidental inspirer to intentional creation coach?
I fervently believe that anyone can be a muse. Listen to find out how!
Prefer a written version? You can find one here, on the That's Aloud blog.
How To Be Present w/ Dr. Dorote Weyers-Lucci
We’d all love to live in the moment, but it’s never as easy as we’d like. Happily, there are hacks! Join us today as Dr. Dorote Weyers-Lucci shares with us the power of immersive experience, the importance of ritual, and even some technical fixes to offer ourselves the ultimate present: the present!
0:30 Transformation through immersive experience
4:50 The immersion tech-hack
9:30 Non-digital immersive experience
14:40 Ritual experience
20:10 Be in the present moment
24:10 Duality and Individuality
29:20 Survival-entrenched thinking
34:40 Cooperative Play
41:20 Whatever resonates
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/7nskAdpZy40
Read the transcript (including an image of the beautiful convergence of the Rhone and Arve rivers, as discussed at 25:08): https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-to-be-present-w--dr-dorote-weyers-lucci
Still Life With No Apologies w/ Simply Speaks
We’re all so busy. We fill up our days, almost as if we’re afraid of what might happen if we dare to stop for a minute. But if you set aside the busy-busy and allow yourself to be truly still, you may find an authentic self that’s been there all along, waiting for you to be still and stop apologizing for simply being you. Join us as today’s guest, Simply Speaks, introduces us to the idea that stillness and resilience can give you things you never imagined could be yours.
0:30 The idea of resilience
3:00 Growing out of your lane
6:00 Tapping into the spirit
8:50 What am I supposed to be?
10:50 Where you came from
15:30 Allow your authentic self to evolve
20:00 Being of service
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/TL9ARIlNpx4
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/still-life-with-no-apologies-w--simply-speaks
From Victim to Victor w/ Kawan Glover, Serial Overcomer
Imagine you’re a successful athlete in the prime of your life. Now imagine you have a massive stroke, and several brain surgeries, followed by years of speech therapy, slow healing, and recovery. Would you throw yourself a pity party? Sink into a comfortable rut and stay there? Or would you become a serial overcomer and dedicate your life to helping others take control of their mindset and become the hero of their own story? Kawan Glover, author of Favor, How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life's Purpose, chose the latter path. And that’s made all the difference.
0:10 - Born on December 25th
1:10 - The stroke of destiny
2:15 - The siren song of depression
4:20 - From victimhood to victory
5:15 - It isn’t your fault, but it is your responsibility
9:00 - Clearing the internal hurdles
10:40 - Making friends with death
11:15 - A foundation of gratitude
12:00 - Kawan Glover, serial overcomer
14:30 - Be the hero of your own story
16:30 - Every misstep is a lesson, not a loss
17:30 - Hurry up and slow down
18:45 - Repeatable results
22:41 - The ideal scene
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/hAH_MSq-FTQ
Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/from-victim-to-victor-w-kawan-glover-serial-overcomer
The Creation Game, w/ HiRa Hosen
All of us carry our own pain, and most of us don’t know what to do with it. Wouldn’t you love to be able to set it down? Today’s guest, HiRa Hosen (tantraoftheheart.com), explains how, by holding space for pain and truly observing it, we can dissolve it. And if we can see the emptiness at the center of pain, then creation will be the new game.
3:00 The continuous unfolding of perfection
5:20 Seeding planet Earth
9:40 A beautiful collaboration
13:10 What do you do with the suffering of the world?
15:00 The birth journey
23:10 Holding space for pain
31:40 How to hold that space
38:00 The planet has magically opened up
41:50 Creation is the new game
Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/EXb2ggp545I
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-creation-game-w-hira-hosen
Love in the Time of COVID w/ Sarah D. Weaver
From singles who feel isolated and frustrated by the challenges of online dating, to couples quarantined together and struggling to keep the spark alive, the COVID pandemic has come with its fair share of love-related challenges. Today I’m joined by nomadic real estate investor and sexy single lady, Sarah Weaver (@SarahDWeaver) to bring you some stellar tools, mindset shifts, and attitude adjustments to help you bring back that lovin’ feelin’, regardless of your relationship status.
0:30 - Dating during COVID
2:17 - The upsides of online dating
8:00 - How not to waste anyone’s time (especially yours)
11:30 - The yes and no list
18:00 - Become someone you would want to date
22:00 - Make room for YOU
27:50 - Be transparent about your agenda
30:00 - Invest in yourself
32:00 - Step into your ideal partnership NOW
35:00 - Life is hard, relationships don’t have to be
38:00 - How to make love last
Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/nyfnt_EkNO0
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/love-in-the-time-of-covid-w--sarah-d-weaver
You Can Choose Happiness w/ Dawn Super
When you suffer from chronic illness, you can feel trapped, constricted, defeated, and exhausted. These are feelings many of us are familiar with during quarantine or suffering through COVID, though for most that experience is temporary rather than a lifelong reality. Today’s guest, Dawn Super, is here to tell you that you can choose happiness in the face of whatever you may be suffering through, that by listening to your body and creating real boundaries, you can change your experience.
0:25 Eliminating the not-okay
7:10 Sleep: The brain’s administrative assistant
12:40 Self-care is my side-hustle
18:30 New symptoms all the time
24:00 Choosing joy when you’re in pain
29:20 Getting right in your head
42:00 Quieting your mind
46:10 The Maui dream
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/X7asrly8Xy4
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/you-can-choose-happiness-w-dawn-super
Lead With Emotional Intelligence w/ Pete Perkins-Hurd
Many of us want to be the kind of leader who inspires, maybe even transforms, those around us. Emotional intelligence differences and learning differences make the leadership journey different for every person. But one thing that’s true for everyone is that your personal growth doesn’t have a stopping point. Join us today as Pete Perkins-Hurd examines the direct link between emotional intelligence and effective leadership.
0:10 We are misunderstood
9:30 You have no idea what other people are battling
11:00 Emotional intelligence
17:30 Learning and teaching
23:50 Everything you desire has come to pass
29:00 Stay true and keep going
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/64wwiuKMq-4
Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/lead-with-emotional-intelligence-w--pete-perkins-hurd
Your Gifts Are Yours Alone to Give
Why is it so hard to recognize and appreciate our greatest gifts? Why does it feel so awkward to give them away? And what happens when we don't?
This quick bonus episode is here to remind you that your gifts are yours alone. So if you're not giving them away, the world isn't getting them.
Installation i en Nation (Swedish translation of Inauguration Nation)
The Snarky Swede returns! Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson is back to lend her vocal talents to our collaborative review of the Bye-Don inauguration, Inauguration Nation in her native Swedish. Link to the printed version in Alba Nu forthcoming!
On the Other Side of Fear w/ Teri Karjala
Are you an Adventurista? If not, why not? Today’s guest, Transformational Life Strategist and host of Talking With Teri, Teri Karjala, shares the secrets of her heroine's journey from painfully shy, scared-of-the-world kid to the successful life coach, motivational speaker, and thrill-seeking cheerleader she is today.
2:30 - No isn’t the end of the conversation, it’s the beginning of negotiation
4:30 - Stay curious
5:00 - Tradition: a set of solutions for which we’ve forgotten the problems
6:30 - Why mindset is everything
10:30 - Overcoming shyness
14:30 - Emotions: your inner guidance system
15:00 - The Adventurista
20:00 - Trusting her gut
22:00 - Trusting the process
25:30 - Exercising in the brain gym
32:40 - Teri’s happy place
40:30 - Free mindset event Feb 2 2021
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/pEl2ld-_urA
Beyond QAnon: Life After a Cult w/ Jessie Shedden
Working up the courage to leave a cult is hard enough, but rebuilding yourself and your life afterward can be even harder. Join us today as former cult member Jessie Shedden, author of Tomorrow's Not Promised, joins us to talk about how to re-make your life with trust, love, and respect, as well as how to help and support those who show signs of wanting to make a change. It’s not an easy road, but the lessons are priceless.
Beyond QAnon Highlights:
0:00 Deprogramming QAnon
4:30 Choosing bloodshed
8:30 The Storm never came
9:50 How can we help?
16:00 QAnon is not over
Breaking Free Highlights:
0:50 Growing up in a cult
11:20 Denied the power of choice
16:00 Trust, love, and respect
27:10 Laying down boundaries
31:00 Magic wands and meditations
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CUhJ_merxA0
Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
Inauguration Nation: A review
Two self-appointed critics of the theatre of life, Dr. Adrienne MacIain and Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson, share their satirical take on the ByeDon Inauguration. Find the written version here: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/inauguration-nation-a-review
You Don't Have To Be a One Woman Show, w/ Pamela Slim
We all know the story about the bootstrappin' entrepreneur who succeeds on their own, with no help from anyone, and so many of us have been frustrated trying to build our business lives around that model. What if there was another story, one that encourages collaboration and celebrates reaching out to help and be helped? Wouldn’t that be more fun? Less stressful? Less scary? Award-winning author and business consultant Pamela Slim joins us today with real-world experience and real-world advice that can change your business and your community for the better.
0:50 - Small business collaboration
6:20 - Control in a corporate environment
11:10 - Connecting to growth
18:40 - Empire Culture
22:30 - Surfing the fear
26:50 - When you’re writing a book...
34:20 - Finding the fit
40:20 - Doing your part
40:44 - I’m gonna wave my magic wand
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/62cOLeIo2kk
Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
Kuppförsöket - en recension (Swedish adaptation of Attempted Coup: a Review), by Ottiliana Rolandsson
I can think of few greater compliments than to be asked, "May I translate your work into my language?" So when my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson asked me if she could translate my essay Attempted Coup: A Review into Swedish for publication in Sweden, I was tickled pink! In true Ottiliana fashion, however, she went above and beyond my expectations by recording an absolutely delightful reading of her version to share with both her audience and mine.
So here, without further ado, is Kuppförsöket - en recension, read by the author. Enjoy!
Attempted Coup: A Review
Like a lot of people, I wasn't quite sure how to process or respond to the events of January 6th, 2021. That is, until Mike Marlow summed up my feelings perfectly by writing on Facebook, "This is without a doubt the shittiest production of Les Mis I have ever seen."
I decided to take the idea that life had transformed into bad theatre and run with it, publishing a tongue-in-cheek "review" of the attempted coup.
And then, it went viral (in a good way, not like the 'rona). It's now been translated into foreign languages and has brought my lil' ol' website more traffic than it saw in all of 2020 combined. You can find the original here: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/attempted-coup-a-review