Dose of Clarity: Do you ever think “What did I do all day?!”

Dose of Clarity: Do you ever think “What did I do all day?!”

Do you ever get to the end of the workday and think,

“What did I do all day?”

Well, if that’s ever happened to you (it’s happened to me more times than I can count!), I’m really excited to share this teaching with you today.

I want to let you in on a super simple technique that I learned from productivity guru, Todd Herman, the creator of the 90 Day Year. Todd’s a genius when it comes to doing less and making more, and he’s helped Olympians, CEOs and entrepreneurs harness the power of productivity and effective goal-setting for mega-success.

When I started doing this at the end of each of my workdays, I realized that my days naturally became more and more productive, and I was ending my days on a “high note” which left me feeling great and ready to jump into work again the following day.

Confession #044: "I paid off $48k in debt in 6 months with a side hustle" with Adrienne Dorison

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Adrienne Dorison is a business consultant + operations expert who helps companies get double the results in half the time. She's obsessed with helping businesses turn effort into real results so that they make more money, get their precious time back and do more good in the world. Businesses all have one thing in common...lots of moving parts, and Adrienne works with clients to tame them all and create true operational excellence.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Adrienne to learn how she started her business back in January 2015 as a side hustle, and as a result has been able to pay off $48K in student loan debt AND donate over $100K to charities over the last two years. Her "pay-it-forward" attitude is truly inspirational.


Check out Adrienne's Clarity Confession to learn…

  • How she was able to quit her corporate job after only six months of running her side hustle
  • The importance of having strong mentors in your professional and personal life
  • Why Adrienne believes it's important to pay-it-forward as entrepreneurs, and some of the charities she supports
  • More about the movement Adrienne is creating around giving and how you can get involved


Success without Sacrifice [a look inside my 3-day workweek]

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I’m here today with a super special Clarity Confessions episode. On today’s show, I took the hot seat and was interviewed!


I often get asked by my clients and members of my community to dive deeper into...

  • How my 3 day workweek actually works and what it really looks like
  • How I organize my schedule as a mom of 2 little girls
  • The difference in my life and business before my 3 day workweek and after
  • How I’m able to run a successful, 6-figure business working less than 20 hours a week
  • The movement I’m starting and how YOU can be a part of it :-)

So, I shared all of that and more on today’s show!

If you’re curious about any of that (or the laundry list of entrepreneurial endeavors I dipped my toes into prior to the work I do now!), check out today’s episode.


Confession #035: "I’m revolutionizing the coaching industry..." with Lacey Craig

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Get ready to meet Lacey Craig, an awesome gal who has enjoyed massive success during her 1st year of coaching. (I’m talking about 6-figure success!)

Beyond that, Lacey is a business mentor and success coach for high-performing women entrepreneurs. She has her M.S in mental health counseling and her M.B.A. She's been a therapist and the director of a $45 million/year non-profit. She's also the proud owner of two successful online businesses, and the co-host of the Leading Greatly podcast. It’s her mission to help other women build and grow their own service-based business that truly lights them up and gives them the personal and financial freedom and impact they’ve always desired.


Check out Lacey’s Clarity Confession to learn…

  • How her upbringing impacted her choice to be an entrepreneur
  • The BEST and WORST things she did during her 1st year of business
  • Why she started out coaching clients for FREE (and went on to make 6-figures!) 
  • How she’s revolutionizing coaching industry
  • The Action Step you need to take right now to align your business with your true purpose

After you listen to Lacey’s Clarity Confession, visit her online home, A Lit Up Life, here to learn more about her and the work she does, or join her free Facebook Group here.


Dose of Clarity: Stop questioning & start trusting...


Don’t you just love a totally inspired idea? (I do!!) It wakes you up at night, feels totally thrilling, and you can’t help but think about it constantly and talk about it incessantly. You’re in love. Fired up. Ready. In flow.

Then you start questioning its viability. Doubting your ability to make it happen. Wondering if it’s really as good as you originally thought. Probably not...

And suddenly that totally lit-up feeling is replaced with a pit in your stomach. Now it seems too big, too worrisome, too impossible. What happened???!! How could something that felt so freakin’ good just days ago now feel so ughh?

In today’s Dose of Clarity episode I’m exploring this phenomenon and will be sharing why it happens and how you can avoid letting questions kill your dreams in the future.


P.S. If you’re ready to cultivate more Calm, Confidence and Clarity in your Life + Business, you need a Clarity Cleanse. Starting August 21st, I’m leading a 10-Day totally free Clarity Cleanse to help you strip away the stuff that’s no longer serving you and help you tap into your deep inner knowing so you can move it to the forefront of your life and business. Join here.

P.P.S. Don’t worry, The Clarity Confessions aren’t going anywhere! I’ll still be bringing you amazing interviews every other week, but these Dose of Clarity episodes will give you a chance to learn more about my personal (never-ending) journey towards Clarity :-)

Confession #032: "I replaced my 9-to-5 income the first MONTH after going full-time with my business" with Christine McAlister


With a confession like that, how could I not have Christine on the show?

Christine McAlister is a Freedom Strategist for high-achieving women. She utilizes her background as an online marketing expert, professor and career counselor to empower women to use their unique gifts AND challenges to create and lead the online businesses and freedom-based lives of their dreams.

An expert on transmuting tragedy into triumph, Christine founded her 4th company, Life With Passion, and non-profit, Miles With Maeve, after the sudden loss of her daughter. Her personal mission is to empower women to know that no matter what they’ve been through, it’s possible not only to survive, but to thrive.


Listen to Christine's Clarity Confession to learn:

  • How fear kept her from taking the leap to focus on her business full-time
  • The different business ventures Christine tried out before finding her sweet spot
  • Why focusing on your Zone of Genius is the best use of your time and effort
  • Christine's tip for getting out of your head and into your flow
  • Why done is better than perfect

Be sure to keep your eyes out for Christine's upcoming book, which will be out later this year. In the meantime, you can find her in her Life with Passion Society Facebook Group.



Confession #029: "My first year in business was a hot mess!" with Jasmine Star


We're dipping into the archives today with a Clarity Confession from Jasmine Star, a branding + marketing strategist, photographer and all-around awesome gal who helps entrepreneurs establish kick-ass social platforms for business growth.

Jasmine’s exuberance and enthusiasm are contagious (which you’ll undoubtedly notice when you tune into the show), but beyond that she’s a fountain of fabulous insight and advice. In 2005 Jasmine walked away from a scholarship to UCLA Law School to follow her heart -- and passion for photography. Voted as one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, Jasmine now spends her time helping business owners build the foundation to their endeavors and create the career of their dreams. 


Listen to Jasmine's Clarity Confession to learn:

  • How her first business as a photographer laid the groundwork for the business she has now
  • The absolute best advice she’s ever received and continues to live by -- you’re going to want to hear this one!
  • Why her first year in business was a “hot mess”
  • How she managed to host live events in 2 different cities, each with 50 attendees, while still growing her online presence
  • What you need in order to maintain the mindset of a CEO
  • The 2 things every new entrepreneur must focus on in order to truly enjoy life and business 

Plus, at the end of our conversation, Jasmine offers up an amazing practice to help ground you and set you up for big things in life and business. And, it’s something you can start doing today and takes only minutes!


Confession #028: “I would still be on my couch trying to figure it out if I hadn't made that investment" with Nicole Liloia


Today I am so excited to introduce you to Nicole Liloia, a business strategist for women who want to make more money doing work they love. After receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in NYC, Nicole received her first taste of entrepreneurship when she opened her own private practice while still working at a non-profit. Using her background as a licensed clinical social worker, Nicole now focuses on helping her clients slow down, reclaim their lives & fill them up with things that truly matter.

In true Clarity Confession style, Nicole opens up about how her own negative money mindset kept her from accomplishing her business goals, and offers helpful advice for anyone struggling with overcoming their own mindset blocks.


Listen to Nicole's Clarity Confession to learn:

  • Why taking the steps to build a business can give you more clarity than you may realize
  • How stress can draw in more negative energy
  • Actionable tips to get beyond a poor money mindset
  • How to use “energetic income levels” to help you determine where you’re “stuck”
  • Nicole’s advice for moving beyond the “scary stuff” of running a business