Episode 110: July Energy Reading

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In my first time talking directly to y’all since the national sweep of Black Lives Matter uprisings that started in Minneapolis, I need to lay the groundwork for this month’s energy reading: Fuck “Business as Usual,” a new world is entirely possible.

We are living through a global pandemic, but the police are still carrying on with their racist, violent practices. That is business as usual. We are trying to keep ourselves afloat in the midst of a rapid destabilization, but the stability we crave is not the old norm. The cards this month are meeting us on the edge of this knife. There is pain and anguish, and there is also incredible opportunity.

Whether the cards are speaking to us as individuals rushing to meet the blazing revolution, or addressing our work as individual business owners (hopefully, both), the messages are the same: Plant seeds and actively encourage their growth, tend your boundaries, stop stalling, and take a leap of faith. 

The cards want us to remember that we are the drivers of our fate, and that nothing can change while we refuse to act. Action and change are scary when we are not sure about what lies on the other side. This is a time of waiting, but it is not a time for passivity. This month, the cards are calling us to actively engage the wait and ground ourselves in the face of great uncertainty. 

Join us this week for a dose of Love and Peace and Fuck the Police.

Show Notes:

00:20– Uprisings, Revolution, and a reminder that we stand in action and solidarity with Black Lives Matter in this space.

4:18– Energy of the month: 7 of Pentacles. Tending instead of waiting.

8:53– Action for the month: 4 of Pentacles, reversed. Recommitting to our boundaries.

15:46– Release work for the month: 2 of Wands, reversed. Nothing will change if we don’t take action.

17:42– Outcome of the month: Fool, reversed. It’s ok to be uncertain.

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Episode 109: Brain-Based Wellness with Alyssa Chang

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This week, I am so pumped to introduce you to Alyssa Chang! I fully admit that I go a little overboard in my fandom here, but I think you’ll understand why once you listen to this episode.

Alyssa is a brain-based health and movement coach who works with clients on improving their connection between their brain and body, so they can heal their metabolism, rewire their mindset, and move pain free. She uses movement, lifestyle adjustments, and neuroscience to dramatically change how her clients relate to their bodies. Whoa. I have personally had a session with her and it exploded my mind!

In this episode, Alyssa explains why traditional ways of approaching fitness and wellness often fall short of addressing chronic issues. She explains how our nervous system works to protect us and how taking care of our nerves, managing our anxiety, and even stretching our eyeballs (no, I’m not kidding) can do way more for us than just muscle movement alone. She shows that brain-based science allows us to work with our bodies without shame or judgement, so every body can feel better.

We also talk about the cutting-edge approach that Alyssa is taking with her business: moving a tactile, traditionally “in-person” career online. Alyssa shares how coaching online allows her to empower her customers, rather than allowing them to be dependent on her for success. We discuss abundance mindset, when it comes to serving our clients, and the radical idea of working to make yourself obsolete.

Join us this week for some major brain nerd-outs and to bear witness to my borderline-obsession with Alyssa Chang!

Show Notes:

3:58– What is brain-based movement and how does anxiety influence our pain?

16:39– Small movements for big change. Eye fitness! (Seriously)

23:21– Taking a tactile business online

31:23– What is intuition and how do we hear what our bodies are telling us?

36:49– Tips for getting started.

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Episode 108: The Less I Do, The More I Make with James Wedmore

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James is a brilliant entrepreneur with over a dozen years of experience in online business. After moving from broke bartender to building a multiple 7-figure business, he now helps other entrepreneurs scale their businesses, help more people, and make more money by focusing on business mindset. He also hosts his own woo-woo business podcast (which you should totally listen to, if you aren’t already on that train): The Mind Your Business Podcast.

This episode is 54 minutes packed with solid gold, y’all. James considers himself a contrarian and inspires people to question their baseline assumptions about work and success. In this episode, James talks about his relationship to his business as his spiritual growth. He shares the core of his business mindset—The Less I Do, The More I Make—and reminds us to stay focused, instead of staying busy.

James continues to flip some paradigms by calling out critical misinterpretations of some spiritual truths and corrects the top mistake he sees in the approach people take to growing their business. We also talk about what scaling really means and how to set yourself up to do it effectively.

Join us this week and get yourself out of the hard work hustle mindset!

Edit: After this podcast episode aired, So You Wanna Be a Witch community members expressed concerns about their interactions with James Wedmore, Team Wedmore, and members of the Business By Design community.

I reached out to James to ask how he planned to address these concerns and was not satisfied with his replies. In response, I left the Business By Design affiliate program.

Equality and transparency are two of my core values. Until Business By Design makes a transparent commitment to anti-racist practices, I cannot assure members of the So You Wanna Be a Witch community that James and Business By Design share these values.

Show Notes:

2:05– Getting out of the “hard work hustle” mindset

15:40– Doing the right thing for your business: What you think is moving forward is actually moving backward.

25:44– Scaling: What does it mean and how do we think about it?

32:11– James’s story of moving from bartender to entrepreneur.

40:42– What are the things that you are willing to do that others are not?

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