The Confidence Podcast

By Trish Blackwell

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The podcast that helps you break free from the bondage of self-doubt, self-sabotage and small thinking. Pour truth into your mind with The Confidence Podcast so that you can live the calling God has put on your heart with more courage and confidence. You have purpose, a God-given one; it’s time to rise up, shine brightly, think on what is good and contribute to the world in a way that matters as you life life a beautiful, confident and abundant life.

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#338: HOW TO CHASE A DREAM WITHOUT BEING DISCOURAGED
16:54
PODCAST #338  HOW TO CHASE A DREAM WITHOUT BEING DISCOURAGED Discouragement doesn't have to derail you from your dreams when you focus instead of the delight of chasing the dream itself.  About A Confident Spirit, Our Quick-Hit, Faith-Focused Episodes:   A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episodes you'll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you ... let's dive in, shall we? Thought of the Week: Delight is detached from the outcome.    It doesn’t need an objective, a finish line, or a planned element to it.    If you haven’t recently spent time with a two-year-old at the beach, allow me to paint you a picture of the beautiful disaster it is. The entire objective is to tire your child out, while also keeping them alive and not getting fried by the sun. This is a delicate mission, as the best time of the day for this is midday, also the hottest part of the day. You can forget hoping for a free minute to sit down, or the fantasy of being able to sit in the shade of an umbrella. An eternal optimist, I still always bring a book and magazine with me. Just in case, I tell myself. But, truth is, with a two-year-old, you move the whole time. Recently, during a four-hour jaunt on the beach with my son Baker I managed to rack up 22,000 steps in the sand alone. People compliment me all the time on how fit my legs look. Some of it is from running, and some is from being a parent to two very active kids. What can I say, I’m always looking for a silver lining to the things that inconvenience me or exhaust me. Now, back to things that exhaust me: small kids at the beach. My little guy has a system. First, he would run full speed towards the ocean. Next, he would belly flop into a crashing wave, sometimes to successfully pick himself back up, and other times to be tossed around in the surf, needing rescue. Clean and wet, he liked to run back up the beach to our stuff, grab his toy truck, and take off full speed towards every neighboring beach-goer peacefully reading a book. Waving to the readers and garnishing the smiles of new fans, he would then push his truck full speed towards anyone nearby building sandcastles. Seeing a target, the truck gets abandoned and Baker becomes a Godzilla-like monster, rushing towards the delicate masterpieces, and me sprinting to get ahead of him to block the way. Averted, it turns into a game of tag and chases with us, leading us back to his beloved and faithful truck. He pushes the truck for ten minutes, and then the cycle starts over. He pauses to yell out “boat” or “airplane” to anyone passing by and stops to show his truck to the constant flow of beach walkers at the edge of the water where he plays. Baker’s truck captures his heart. It has his full attention. Except when a sandpiper shows up. When the sandpipers arrive on the scene, everything gets abandoned and Baker chases them. The way he runs is different than the way he runs after anything else. He runs with delight. The smile on his face is curious and elated, simultaneously convinced that he will catch said little sandpiper. He obviously never does, but he never stops trying. A little boy with an excessively expressive face not once does disappointment flash across his face. Instead, an ear-to-ear grin takes up most of his face. When the bird flies away, he stops dead in his tracks. Looks up to the sky,
Aug 15, 2019
#337: HOW TO STOP SELF-SABOTAGE WHEN YOU’RE TIRED
47:49
PODCAST #337 HOW TO STOP SELF-SABOTAGE WHEN YOU'RE TIRED   Self-sabotage is the biggest hurdle keeping you from the results you want. Breaking the cycle of self-sabotage doesn't come from "trying harder" but rather from "thinking differently" and with more clarity and confidence.     In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about:    Why self-sabotage happens The role shame plays in perpetuating self-sabotage 10 tips to break the cycle for good    SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to bring this podcast to you in part thanks to my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter is more than just a company I believe in, it is the only company I trust fully for myself and my family.  Beautycounter has brought a new level of health to my household, reduced our toxic exposure, and increased my self-care routine and how beautiful and clean my skin is. I can honestly say that I feel more beautifully me, thanks to Beautycounter. Oh, and we are more than just a beauty company. We are a movement. We are on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. We work because we can’t stand by idly as harmful chemicals cause our loved ones to get sick, struggle with fertility, and give birth to children with significant health issues. We work towards cleaner beauty everywhere because this is personal to all of us. Shop for your own Beautycounter collection at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell   REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    Courtneya0730 - Big Changes - 5 Stars   Thanks to this show and Trish Blackwell, I am a more confident person. I have been listening to past episodes every day for around a month and I have noticed a huge change in my mindset. I'm thinking more positively and openly. But, I have to say, the biggest change I have seen is my smile! I'm no longer fake smiling for pictures! I feel so good listening to someone who "gets" me and points me in the right direction. Thank you, Trish, for all you are doing!      WHAT IS SELF-SABOTAGE AND WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?   Self-Sabotage manifests itself in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:    Over-eating Over-drinking Over-watching TV Over-exhaustion   It also can be expressed by mindsets and lifestyles of:   An attitude of giving up Believing that it doesn't matter Will-power exhaustion Numbing through scrolling and comparison Overwhelm over how far one has to go       THE ROLE OF SHAME IN THE CYCLE OF SELF-SABOTAGE   Self-Sabotage is Black/White Thinking ... All or Nothing Mindset and the pressure of perfectionism and perfectionistic thinking perpetuate the cycle. It is driven by guilt and shame.   "I choose peace, not pressure."   Putting more pressure on yourself never works and never will.   To listen to coaching on exactly how to go into recovery and to enter "rehab" for perfectionism, be sure to listen to episode #335 of The Confidence Podcast on "Why Perfectionism Prevents You from Being Confident."  (www.trishblackwell.com/335)      10 TIPS TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF SELF-SABOTAGE FOR GOOD:   Stop depriving yourself!  (Deprivation sets us up for failure) Create a strong "Last 90 Minutes Routine"  Camp out around the concept of grace Growth is everything - find gratitude for the lessons and nothing is wasted Overcome overwhem by not over-focusing on the finish line Get in the habit of champagne moments and momentum celebration Shatter your belief ceilings Choose peace, not pressure Be here, now (not in the future, not in the past, not in comparison) Recharge yourself intentionally and know your capacity     Real change doesn't come from behavior modification but from heart transformation. Our habits are birthed from the beliefs we have and hold in our hearts.      ANNOUNCEMENTS:    School is starting back up - Summer is coming to a close ... it's time to shed the things holding you back and to lean into what you anticipate is waiting you in the future.    You're busy getting everyone else ready for the Fall, but what about you?     Well,
Aug 13, 2019
#336: HOW TO STOP USING “TIRED” AS AN EXCUSE IN LIFE [FAITH EPISODE]
16:42
HOW TO STOP USING "TIRED" AS AN EXCUSE IN LIFE [FAITH EPISODE] PODCAST #336 Thought of the Week: We live in a state of fatigue, and a tired life is not the type of life I want to live. Striving detox. Goodbye party to old thoughts. Why we use tired as an excuse Performance, making my own way, being my own source, having all the answers - it's exhausting and never-ending. And we weren't created for it to be like that. Verse of the Week: Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV) 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”   Prayer of the Week:  Father, thank you for your faithfulness. We praise you for pulling on our hearts, for whispering softly that we might draw near to you.  Please forgive us for the distraction in our lives and for the things that we have allowed to rob of us what you want for us. You are good and you have good plans for us. You offer an abundant life and one with deep joy and peace - no matter the circumstances or challenges that come our way. And yet, we turn away. We confess that we are too worried about what other people think. We are unhealthily focused on striving, on achievement and on making ourselves great. We want to make You great Lord, not ourselves. Let our lives be transformed. Teach us how to slow down.  Deepen our trust in your providential provision in our lives.  Give us the courage to step into rest, into the sabbath, into peace.  Open our eyes to see ourselves for who we are - for how You love us - not for what we do, what we've done or what we hope to do.  We are weary of doing this on our own. We want more, and we yearn for your wisdom to help us change. Thank you for the power of our thoughts and for the free will You have given us ... embolden us to shift how we use these gifts in a powerful, life-giving, soul-changing and world-influencing way. What a wonderful promise we have in you and in your rest. Thank you Lord! This week, today, this very minute, we find our rest in you. We cast our cares upon You. We delight in allowing You to carry us, like Father would carry their child. Thank you for opening our eyes to see the opportunity before us, to deepen our trust in You and to be brave enough to be in this world, but not of this world.  As we shift into a lifestyle of peace, we boldly ask for favor. May the changes we begin be completed by You and Lord use our small efforts to make a larger impact ... for turning our little into something large is your speciality.  We open our lives to You, that your light might reflect brightly into the darkness that surrounds us. We love You, in Jesus' Name, Amen. Bonus Verse to Think About:  2 Corinthians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Aug 08, 2019
#335: WHY PERFECTIONISM PREVENTS YOU FROM BEING CONFIDENT
37:21
WHY PERFECTIONISM PREVENTS YOU FROM BEING CONFIDENT PODCAST #335 In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: What is perfectionism and do you struggle with it? How to stop being a perfectionist The toxic relationship between perfectionism and low-confidence How to go into recovery with perfectionism so it doesn't hold you back any longer. REVIEW OF THE WEEK: LeHumanite, "Thanks." 5-Stars. This is my little contribution to your 1000 reviews goal. Thanks for all the work you put into sharing your thoughts with us. Whenever I'm feeling down or in doubt of myself this podcast comes to the rescue, helping me to find peace and joy. I'm not religious, but even those episodes which are lighten my heart. SPONSORSHIP NOTE: Surprise! I just revamped the How to Have Confidence Masterclass and made it even better than it was originally. Awesomeness, right? Yeah, I agree! Here's what's different: It's short and sweet. (30-minutes!) It shows you how to get your next breakthrough. (Um, amen, right?!) It's is free of any sound/tech issues. (Hallelujah!) And since I know you're all about your personal growth and your next breakthrough right now, you gotta jump into this! Grab a spot, we have a session with some seats still open today! Go to www.trishblackwell.com/webinar and register. I'll send you a free workbook to go along wiht the masterclass, so check your email as soon as you register ... this is a POWER-PACKED PUNCH to your confidence. I'm convinced that this is the start of your next breakthrough. WHAT IS PERFECTIONISM AND DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH IT?   What is Perfectionism?  A refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.   What about Perfectionists? In psychology, perfectionism is a personality trait characterized by “a person's striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations.” (https://personalexcellence.co/blog/perfectionism/) Moving finish line. Perfectionism is a manifestation of comparison. Manifestations of Perfectionism: All-or-nothing approach Extremely high standards Being extremely hard on oneself Excessive negativity or self-pressure Refusal to start unless absolutely prepared The character of inflexibility, control and judgment It's all about the end result Moving finish line of standards Success is never enough You're never doing enough Hyper-critical of mistakes and details that others don't even notice Fear of failure - lack of desire to start / avoidance Unrealistic standards Self-critical and low self-esteem Frequent fear of disapproval High level of anxiety My Relationship with Perfectionism: I'm currently in recovery, a recovering perfectionist Attempt to control my life and plan my future Expressed lack of trust in God's goodness Warped understanding of love and why I was loved - for what I do instead of for who I am Therapy helped me pursue the land of grey and the idea of excellence I used to take great pride in being a perfectionism - it was a crutch for me, a crippling one. THE TOXIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERFECTIONISM AND LOW CONFIDENCE At its core, perfectionism believes that one's worth is associated with one's performance and ability to be as close to perfect as possible. Perfectionism is, therefore, a belief that you are valuable based on what you do, not upon who you are. Challenging Thought: Do you love the people in your life because of who they are or because of what they do? Perfectionism gives rise to low confidence because ... It robs you of your identity as a human It pulls you out of the love of a God who is filled with grace and mercy It puts you into a constant state of competition It convinces you to not start or that you're not enough or ready It focuses your attention on what you are doing wrong instead of what you are doing right It traps you into a limited / set mindset instead freeing you ...
Aug 06, 2019
#334: I ALMOST DIED AND THIS IS WHAT CHANGED AFTER [FAITH EPISODE]
I ALMOST DIED AND THIS IS WHAT CHANGED AFTER [FAITH EPISODE] PODCAST #334     LIFE IS SHORT AND UNPREDICTABLE AND KNOWING THIS CAN HELP US THRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRESENCE IN THE GIFT THAT WE HAVE IN BEING ALIVE TODAY.    About A Confident Spirit, Our Quick-Hit, Faith-Focused Micro Podcast Episode Series:  A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episode you'll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you ... let's dive in, shall we?   Thought of the Week: Death is inevitable, unpredictable, and silent. Today is Baker's 2nd birthday, and it marks a miracle moment in my own life. It's funny, that on a day that I celebrate life, I also celebrate victory over death. My near death experience changed me. But isn't that what we can be celebrating each and every day of our lives?  Life is a gift. And as Christians, we are brought back to life from the old things that gave us living death in life   Verse of the Week:  So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom. -Psalm 90: 12   She’ol (/ˈʃiːoʊl/ SHEE-ohl, /-əl/; Hebrew שְׁאוֹל Šəʾōl), in the Hebrew Bible, is a place of darkness to which all the dead go, both the righteous and the unrighteous, regardless of the moral choices made in life, a place of stillness and darkness cut off from life but not God because as per written in Book of Psalm 139:8 "If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there."  [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheol   What more resources on how to have more confidence in your relationship with God, go to:https://www.trishblackwell.com/how-to-have-confidence-in-your-relationship-with-god/, or, for the quick link, go to > www.trishblackwell.com/god    Prayer of the Week:  Lord, God. We thank you for the gift that you have given us with the breath we breathe today. Give us wisdom beyond our maturity that we might learn how to live well. The days ahead of us are numbered, and we thank you that you have a plan for us within them.  We confess that anxiety about what is to come can rise up within our souls and distract us from the present. Forgive us for our lack of faith and for our attempts to do things and to control our plans all on our own.  You give us the ability to be in the world, but not of the world, and we feel your pull on our hearts today. Thank you for showing us how to be different, how to walk in peace and how to step into faith that you are in control. What a relief, that you are God, and that we are your precious children. How good of a Father you are, Lord.  Your lovingkindness towards us is great. May we swim in the delight of your loving kindness this week. Remove from us any fear or anxiety around death. For to live is Christ and to die is gain. Thank you for reaching down from on high with your righteousness to rescue us. Thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, who gives us access to peace here on earth, and eternity in heaven forever.  Thank you for putting to death things in our lives and hearts that were silently killing our soul and putting us in slavery; thank you for bringing us to light and life, that we might delight in the day we are in right now. For this is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  In the beautiful name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.
Aug 01, 2019
#333: HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY
HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY  PODCAST #333 In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about:  The Red Light, Green Light Game we too easily play with our goals and our lives How to give yourself permission to be successful and happy The Confidence Loop  - How Action Begets Confidence and Confidence Begets Action Why Waiting for Permission is Keeping You Stuck REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Banana_707, 5 Stars, The Key to My Confidence Issues! I have struggled with confidence issues for as long as I can remember, but I had no idea why I felt the way I did. Not understanding my confidence issues made it impossible to work through my issues and step into the person I know God created me to be. However, after listening to just a few episodes of this podcast (I know, I'm late to the party), I am already seeing my mindset change for the better. The Confidence Podcast has acted as a catalyst for growth in all areas of my life. My only regret is that I did not find this wonderful community sooner. I'm signed up for tomorrow's masterclass, and I truly can't wait to learn even more about living in confidence. Trish, thank you! Thank you! for growing and leading such an amazing business. SPONSORSHIP: NEW FREE WEBINAR!  We've heard from you and are excited to announce an even better and more powerful version of our free masterclass, How to Have More Confidence. Oh no, I didn't....oh yes, yes, yes, I did! Surprise! I just revamped the How to Have Confidence Masterclass and made it even better than it was originally. Awesomeness, right? Yeah, I agree! Here's what's different: It's short and sweet. (30-minutes!) It shows you how to get your next breakthrough. (Um, amen, right?!) It's is free of any sound/tech issues. (Hallelujah!) And since I know you're all about your personal growth and your next breakthrough right now, you gotta jump into this! Grab a spot, we have a session with some seats still open today! Go to www.trishblackwell.com/webinar and register. I'll send you a free workbook to go along wiht the masterclass, so check your email as soon as you register ... this is a POWER-PACKED PUNCH to your confidence. I'm convinced that this is the start of your next breakthrough. RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT Ellie started playing this game at school - and it has ignited some old-school reminiscing and new-school realizations. Ever been behind someone at a red light who is clearly playing on their phone? The light is green, but they're still acting as if it is red? Think about the breakthrough, the change, the thing you most desperately want to change. -Now, what are you actually doing about it? -Are you doing the same thing, over and over, hoping for different results? -Or, maybe are you complaining about something that you can actually do something about? It broke my pride when I realized years ago that I was giving myself my own red light. What kinds of invisible red lights are you waiting at? -Not qualified enough -Not skinny enough -Not clear enough on the path -Afraid of what people might think -Worried about messing up -Poor time management -Perfectionism What might the green lights in your life potentially look like? -Doing something every day that scares you -Not waiting for permission -Letting go of the need to know everything -Deepening your faith -Taking bold steps and more action -Trusting that you can course-correct -Starting -Surrounding yourself with green light people Here are some direct links to previous podcasts that we've done here on The Confidence Podcast that will help you dive deeper into some of the "red lights" that I mentioned:  How to Be Free From People Pleasing www.trishblackwell.com/324 Are You Getting In Your Own Way? This is How to Stop Self-Sabotage www.trishblackwell.com/317 How to Stop Letting "Not Good Enough" Get in the Way of Your Dreams www.trishblackwell.com/312 Body Confidence in a Way You've Never Thought About...
Jul 30, 2019
#332: HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE [FAITH EPISODE]
12:39
HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE [FAITH EPISODE] PODCAST #332  Our God-breathed wiring tells us that we are meant for more. But, in a culture that is so comparison-driven, politically charged and busy, how can we live our daily lives in a way that we can confidently say we are making the world a better place? About A Confident Spirit, Our Quick-Hit, Faith-Focused Micro Podcast Episode Series: A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episode you'll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you ... let's dive in, shall we? Thought of the Week To Make the World a Better Place: How can we can confident that we are making the world a better place? “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Bob Goff:"Be Switzerland and Vegas" Seek to be the friend, not the friended. Be the change you want to see in the world. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. -Benjamin Franklin Verse of the Week Specific for Making the World a Better Place: Proverbs 11:25 The generous will prosper. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (NLT) Other Versions of the Same Verse: Did you know that there are over 450 english translations of the Bible? It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself. (TLB) The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. (MSG) The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown]. (AMP) A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (NIV) Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Prayer of the Week: Lord, we praise and thank You for wiring within our hearts a longing for more. Give us wisdom to recognize the unrest we often feel as the divine-calling You have breathed into us. We yearn for heaven; teach us how to bring heaven to earth through the way we live and the love we give. Make us an oasis to those around us. That we might be trees that bear abundant fruit, provide ample shade and are an encouragement to those who feel like they are crawling through a desert in life. May our obedience to growth and to You ... to being the hands and feet of love, of Jesus in this world, be light. May the love you pour out through us make this world a better place. Equip us to not feel overwhelmed or defeated by the incredible need, the daunting darkness and the sadness that reigns around us. You are king of everything, able to do the impossible and to use us beyond anything we could ever dare to ask, imagine or think. Humble us, that we might be mere vessels of love. That the work we do to make a difference in the world isn't about us, but about others. Give us opportunities this week and as we go forward to refresh others, to build them up and to encourage them. This is the work you have put before us, and what a mighty privilege it is that you allow us to take part reflecting your love. Free us from the grumbling in our hearts,
Jul 25, 2019
#331: HOW TO DETOX AND DEFINE OVERWHELM FROM YOUR LIFE
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HOW TO DETOX AND DEFINE OVERWHELM FROM YOUR LIFE PODCAST #331  OVERWHELM IS A MINDSET THAT REPELS CONFIDENCE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS. In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're talking about how to define overwhelm: Understanding why you allow overwhelm into your mind in the first place Defining overwhelm in the areas of your life The 3-part solution to detoxing and define overwhelm from your life Rehab moves for overwhelm If you listen, you're here with family. We are the confidence family ... and family loves, lifts up, builds up, sees potential and just hangs out and spends quality time. REVIEW OF THE WEEK  Briely - Five Stars, "LOVE THIS PODCAST" The Confidence Podcast has changed my life! Trish always says exactly what I need to hear to fill my mind with truth and confidence to conquer the day and pursue my long term goals! Thank you, Trish, for giving me the tools to live a confident life! I am grateful for all of the time you dedicate to producing and releasing amazing podcast episodes each week. And I love the bonus spiritual episodes! I can't thank you enough, Trish! WHY DOES OVERWHELM HAPPEN For a myriad of reasons, including:  Pride, fear, comparison, self-pressure, lack of priorities, superhero syndrome, imposter syndrome, insecurity, self-doubt, poor time management, resistance to help / shame Most often in my own life and in my coaching practice I see we define overwhelm as: A state of being, a characteristic of lifestyle choice, a victim-mindset, a deep desire for worth derived from the busy-badge, lack of self-trust, a faith issue For an overwhelmed spirit to change, everything needs to change: Ownership, humility, collaboration, self-worth beyond performance, slowing down, simplifying and strategizing The world tells us to step into this ... it beckons to us, calls to us ... but I don't know about you, but I don't want to be like the world. All it takes is one glance to see that most people doing this aren't happy. And that's a key to define overwhelm What does it keep you from: Confidence, success, traction, healthy relationships, the ability to be present, results, happiness, joy, peace SPONSORSHIP NOTE - LOLA  I have to come clean with you all. One thing I would never talk about publicly because I worried about what people thought of me, was the personal parts of my health care. I’m over that, which is why I wanted to tell you about my newest obsession, the 100% natural brand, LOLA.  LOLA is a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes.No toxins, mystery fibers, or doubts about what’s going in your body. LOLA products are all gynecologist-approved and hypoallergenic. Major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their products including rayon and polyester. Their feminine care products may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes; I can’t believe I used such harsh chemicals inside my body for so many years, and I am so glad I have found an alternative solution. Plus, LOLA products come in a simple, customizable subscription. LOLA will deliver exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. I personally love how my monthly supply is delivered right to my door, in beautiful, clean packaging, might I add, which makes life as a busy mompreneur just a little bit easier for me. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter <CONFIDENCE> when you subscribe. ASSESS, ACKNOWLEDGE, ADDRESS  This 3-part journaling activity requires a sincere focus to define overwhelm and desire for change. Assess your life honestly. Acknowledge your role in your overwhelm. Address what needs to change, and start the change. Write down the things that you complain about that you actually have the power to change? Name off what you are resisting because it seems uncomfortable right now? Identify your most common trigger phrase that you are ready to let go of?
Jul 23, 2019
#330: AFFIRMATIONS FOR HAPPINESS THAT WILL REALLY WORK AND HOW TO USE THEM in 2019
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Verse of the Week Image     AFFIRMATION FOR YOUR HAPPINESS THAT WILL REALLY WORK AND HOW  TO USE  THEM  PODCAST #330      We're in the middle of 2019! Knowing how to find and use affirmations, prayers or meditations can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. Affirmations can lead to more productivity and more happiness today! This podcast episode dives into some simple ways to start, methods to go deeper, and encouragement to create space in your life to have time to think, meditate and get that deep growth you crave.   A CONFIDENT SPIRIT  A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episode you'll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you ... let's dive in, shall we?   THOUGHT OF THE WEEK    Slowing down and making time to meditate with intention is what changes us in our souls and minds from the inside out. Affirmations that focus on your goals and your happiness can help lift you up. For years I resisted affirmations because I thought they were idealistic, and little goofy. But they're not, they're actually Biblical.   But the question is: how to know what mantra or affirmation you need to be dwelling on? They can range from happiness, to prosperity and to confidence?   From a faith perspective, you can find this answer by spending time with God, and by camping out in scripture. And, I get it, the Bible overwhelmed me. And still does sometimes, but it doesn't have to read in its entirety to have life changing power upon you. In fact, one verse can change your life.  The Word of God is living and active.   12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12).   What I read in the Bible as an 8-year-old is different than what I read as an 18-year-old, 24-year-old, and now 36-year-old. There is no other explanation to me other than the truth that Hebrews 4:12 is true. It is alive.      So, how to find an affirmation for happiness that works for you?   1. Talk to God. 2. Silence your heart, mind and life to be able to listen to Him respond to you. 3. Make time to read the Bible and to journal. 4. When you feel drawn to something, "camp out there." 5. Make that verse your verse until you feel drawn to move on. Memorize it, write it, reread it. Milk it.      Now, how to really make the affirmation work for you and create that happiness today?   1. Memorize it. 2. Write it out. 3. Then write different versions of it. 4. Create a quick trigger to remind you of its power in your life. 5. Repeat it to yourself throughout the day, internally and out loud. 6. Look for signs of it manifesting. 7. Stay the course.   Isaiah 23:6  You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.   Verse of the Week   Psalm 119:15-16 I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.   Prayer of the Week   Father, Abba. You love us with a faithful love, a love beyond our human comprehension. And you know us intimately. We come to you, humbled at your greatness and thankful for the ways in which you speak to us through our daily lives when we slow down enough to pay attention to your voice. We confess Lord that we are often overwhelmed.
Jul 18, 2019
#329: YOU’RE NOT JUST BEING AVERAGE, HERE’S HOW TO BELIEVE IT
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THE MINIMIZATION OF YOUR  GIFT FROM GOD IS A DIRECT INSULT TO YOUR CREATOR     In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: Why you're not average and how I can be confident saying that about you without possibly even knowing you Tackle the feeling of "Why do I suck at everything" and how it's false What happens when we call ourselves being average or downplay ourselves 3 Practical ways to resist the overwhelm and ache of being average       REVIEW OF THE WEEK:   By lillianglanton, "This podcast will change your life." Five Stars.   I love this podcast so much .Trish gives me so much encouragement and confidence in myself every single day. I am so thankful that she shares her story with the world! Trish continues to show up every single week with pieces of wisdom that will change your life. I'm a young entrepreneur and songwriter (19) and I'm starting my own business in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I have created my own songwriters festival, which is set for October 25-26, 2019 and I'm in the process of renting a commercial property building where songwriters can go to create music. Trish gives me confidence in myself to go for my dreams and never give up. Listen to her words and implement them in your life! I am so thankful for you, Trish.               SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   A LOT of beauty brands out there tout retinol as a safe ingredient, but we know better. Studies have shown that retinoic acid can have health-harming side effects which is why this ingredient is restricted in the European Union and Canada + its on our “Never List” at Beautycounter.r——After 2+ years of formulating, Beautycounter has cracked the code to deliver retinol-like results without retinol’s safety concerns——One more sleep until y’all meet Countertime. Our newest, most innovative anti-aging collection featuring a plant-derived Retinatural Complex to plump + firm your skin and improve resilience. And if you’re like me, you like studies + cold hard facts so imma give it to you...After just four weeks of use 97% of participants in our independent consumer perception study said their skin’s texture was smoother. 88% saw more youthful skin + reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And of course I can personally vouch for these studies as I’ve had these products in hand for over a month now. Age really is an attitude and good skin is a science! We should never have to compromise our health in the name of beauty. Get your hands on Beautycounter's newest collection, Countertime Collection at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell STATISTICS PROVE IT     The danger of "average" feelings is that they cause us to downplay our true selves, our gifting from God and our unique position to matter in this world.   Your Chance of Being Born: 1 in 400 Quadrillion to 10 to the 2,640,000th power. You may think “You say that to everyone!” We were not born by accident given the odds calculated by scientists showing the odds of you being born are at least 1 in 400 trillion IF NOT 1 in 400 quadrillions and most likely 1 in 102,640,000    So you're chances of "I suck at everything" isn't true, because the statistics will show that you have talents to share.   NEVER A TIME LIKE THIS   7.7 billion people in this world ... don't you dare tell yourself that there aren't enough people who need you!   Literally, nothing is impossible if you want to connect with others or inspire others.   Resist the temptation to buy into scarcity thinking or to get distracted by competition or by comparing yourself to others. Resist the thought "Why do I suck at everything" and instead focus on the things that friends and family look to you for.   "AVERAGE" DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST    Experiences, perception, creativity, genetics, body type, preferences, relationships, hobbies, upbringing, education, emotional intelligence, curiosities, senses, tastes, vision, personality, communication habits, humor, goals, and intuition.
Jul 16, 2019
#328: HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR GOD [FAITH EPISODE]
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HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR GOD [FAITH EPISODE] EPISODE #328: THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: Time with God gives us a daily taste of Heaven. Time with God is the most important thing It is a taste of Heaven When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. Resistance is pride Acknowledge your pride, accept that you can't do live well on your own and humble yourself to need Jesus every day. Keep it simple - 8 minutes / day Experiment with options -listen to sermons -pray and meditate -21 day journal detox -adult coloring Bible -YouVersion app -Google Bible verses based on what's on your heart VERSE OF THE WEEK FOR MAKING TIME FOR GOD: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. -James 4:8 PRAYER OF THE WEEK TO MAKE TIME FOR GOD: Father, Pull us near to You. Let us hear Your whispers in the wind, and delight in the joy expressed with the clapping of the trees. We are weak and we confess we get pulled into overwhelm. We want to put You first. Expand our understanding of time and help us choose the right thoughts to walk into a mindset of abundance. Your Word is alive and we thank You for it. We pray for direction and wisdom on how to slow down and listen for your voice. We crave a relationship with You. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for being our friend. Thank you for knowing the number of hairs on our head. Thank you for teaching us that we have abundance all around us. Thank you for all that you are doing in our hearts, for what you are pruning from our lives, and for how you are going to grow our souls this week to be a brighter light in this world for You. Use us Lord to be lights of hope and love to those who are in pain, are afraid, are alone, are overwhelmed and are without hope. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Jul 11, 2019
#327: FEELING GUILTY ABOUT EVERYTHING, HOW TO STOP TODAY
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SAY GOODBYE TO FEELING GUILTY ALL THE TIME In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: How to turn feeling guilty into gratitude (and why) How to translate your "have to's" into "get to's" (and why) How to choose peace, not pressure (and why) SPONSORSHIP NOTE– FREE MASTERCLASS  HOW TO HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE  This week’s podcast is brought to you by my new free masterclass, How to Have More Confidence. Listen, if you think the podcast is good, you haven’t been in class with me yet. I spent months curating the teaching I poured into this masterclass and I am so proud of how simple, clear and strategic the activation of confidence can be. In the class, you’ll learn what the three biggest mistakes people make with confidence are and what the three most important things you should be doing for your confidence are … what I call The Confidence Formula.  Learn what stage of confidence you are actually in, and then how to get to the next stage so that getting to where you want to be and to how you want to feel doesn’t feel overwhelming. TRISHBLACKWELL.COM/FREECLASS REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Amazing & Encouraging! -LeesaWhite Everyone needs to listen to this show! Trish Blackwell is so gifted at encouragement it brings me to tears at just about every episode. I've labeled myself a "people pleaser" for a while, seeing there is a good heart that goes with it, but not seeing/knowing how to dig myself out of the hole of anxiety that goes with it. Trish will be the first to tell you that you won't ever make everyone happy. Trish will teach you to stop apologizing to liking pink (hehe, mine is ugly olive green). Trish will teach you to stop caring what others think. Trish will inspire tangible steps towards the best "you" you can be in all realms (parent, spouse, friend, worker, boss). Trish digs deep into research to give you the best content every week and her transparency to share her own struggles is so incredibly powerful. I'm so thankful for her strong yet gentlefolks words as I commute to work. It puts me in a good mood to continue to "bloom where I'm planted." Give this show a listen if you care to give this world a better you! TURN GUILT INTO GRATITUDE INSTEAD OF FEELING GUILTY Feeling guilty? What does turning guilt into gratitude mean? Stop the cycle of shame > it perpetuates the cycle of self-sabotage Instead, turn guilt into gratitude and into grace. We can find gratitude when we look through the lens of learning. As long as we are learning, we are growing. As long as we are growing, we can feel confident and proud of ourselves. As long as we feel confident, we will feel courageous. As long as we feel courageous, we will take action. As long as we take action, we will be consistent. As long as we are consistent, we will never fail. This practice can be implemented with not exercising, with letting someone down, with over-eating or something that makes you feel disappointed in yourself, in not doing your to-do list to your personal expectation...and more. You can let go of feeling guilty. SPONSORSHIP BREAK: CARE/OF I want to take a quick break to talk about an easy way you can get back into a HEALTHY ROUTINE with Care/Of.  Give yourself support this season with a boost – whether you’re looking for energy, better sleep, to maintain stress, or something else to help you feel your healthiest, Care/Of has you covered. Care/of’s fun, online quiz asks you about your diet, health goals, and lifestyle choices, and takes only 5 minutes to find out your personal, scientifically-backed vitamin and supplement recommendations. You answer easy questions like how much sleep are you getting, are you looking for more energy, do you need something to help support weight management, or healthy hair, skin and nails – it gets really personalized and is fun to do. Depending on your personalized Care/of plan, you’ll get daily vitamin packs and/or protein powder sent right to your door.
Jul 09, 2019
#326: HOW TO FEEL LESS ANXIETY [FAITH EPISODE]
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COACHING TIPS TO FEEL LESS ANXIETY ABOUT OUR FAITH EPISODES: A CONFIDENT SPIRIT A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episode you'll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you ... let's dive in, shall we? THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: Feel less anxiety by stepping into love with more faith and intention. -Simplify what matters-Love is all that matters-We feel anxious because we are too busy, too distracted, too concerned about fleeting things we can't control-We can detox anxiety when we slow down, pray for peace, seek wisdom and remember that the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. VERSE OF THE WEEK: Galatians 5:6'The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." PRAYER OF THE WEEK: Father God, Reign in our hearts this week. Be the bread that we desire and the water we drink, that each day we wake we might be restored with life, direction and joy to live well. Blanket us with peace as we lay down at night to have souls at rest and prayer at work in the lives of those we love. Expand our hearts, that our capacity to love might be beyond human understanding. As you have said in Galatians 5:6, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Show us how this looks. Spark direction in our hearts to know how to love more like you within the walls of our home, within the boundaries of our work and within our community around us. You have placed us here in the world, right now, where we are for a reason. Give us peace and confidence to be patient and present, trusting that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. Deepen our desire for wisdom and growth, that we might thirst for it and seek it morning, noon and night. Colossians 3:15 tells us that "we were called to peace" ... help us step into that calling today. Remove from us our desire to compare ourselves, cleanse our hearts of jealousy and lift from our minds any weight of anxiety. Thank you Father, for holding our hands and growing us to see that, as we draw near to you, You draw near to us, giving us the freedom to step into that abundant life you have wired our hearts for. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Jul 04, 2019
#325: HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW
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HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW PODCAST #325   In this week of The Confidence Podcast we are chatting about: How to Be Here, Now How to Be Confident Right Now The Secret to Feeling Confident About Where You Are Right Now Unplugging to Unearth Peace and Presence in An Overconnected World FREE MASTERCLASSHOW TO HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE  This week's podcast is brought to you by my new free masterclass, How to Have More Confidence. Listen, if you think the podcast is good, you haven't been in class with me yet. I spent months curating the teaching I poured into this masterclass and I am so proud of how simple, clear and strategic the activation of confidence can be. In the class, you'll learn what the three biggest mistakes people make with confidence are and what the three most important things you should be doing for your confidence are ... what I call The Confidence Formula.  Learn what stage of confidence you are actually in, and then how to get to the next stage so that getting to where you want to be and to how you want to feel doesn't feel overwhelming. TRISHBLACKWELL.COM/FREECLASS                       REVIEW OF THE WEEK: "Truth, Love and Inspiration in a Podcast!" - Lindzy B Been listening to Trish for years, and this is my first review (had to help you with my goals girl!). I love that the content keeps getting better and deeper, her personal experiences with changing her thought patterns and living each day with positivity and mindfulness has been so helpful to me in every way, especially when my anxiety flares up or in times of change when it usually does. I find myself listening to her podcast to not only be inspiring, making me feel like i got this and I have the power to change how I deal with this, but I absolutely love that she integrates faith, love and grace for self into her teaching as well. Anyone who's looking for a light in tough times, looking for ways to start making some positive changes in yourself or someone looking to be inspired to become more self-confident - this is your podcast! Happy listening! Keep up the great work Trish - you a have a greater impact than you may ever know!         HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW  The secret is found is being Here, NowI'm not the expert in this, I'm growing in this area, but I have to bring on the expert who is inspiring and challenging my soul, my new friend Kate Merrick. OK, INTRODUCING....KATE MERRICK!!! ABOUT HERE, NOW: UNEARTHING PEACE AND PRESENCE IN AN OVER-CONNECTED WORLD Do you ever feel like you just want to push the fast forward button on life? Do you feel like your current season is meaningless, or that it's tedious or too painful? Or maybe it's super sweet but you can't quite see the exquisite beauty because you're so distracted by all the things of life. In this book, I write about presence, contentment, and what it looks like to search for and practice those things. In my usual style, I use personal experience, scripture, stories, humor, and questions to lead the reader on a journey to discover of what that might look like in their own life. I dish about moving to Israel for three months, going off the grid, what I was doing the night before Daisy was diagnosed and more. Come explore presence with me, discover what it means to unearth it, practice it, and walk in courage in all seasons. I'm confident God has something for you here!   AND STILL, SHE LAUGHS: DEFIANT JOY IN THE DEPTHS OF SUFFERING   The official description: Kate Merrick examines the Bible’s gritty stories of resilient women as well as her own experience losing a child—a journey followed by more than a million on prayfordaisy.com—to reveal the reality of surprising joy and deep hope even in the midst of heartache. It keeps going, but you can read that description on the book retailer websites. Get the real scoop below... The unofficial description: I wrote this book for anyone who has been on this earth long enough to hit a road...
Jul 02, 2019
#324: HOW TO BE FREE FROM PEOPLE PLEASING
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HOW TO BE FREE FROM PEOPLE PLEASING PODCAST 324 In this week of The Confidence Podcast we are chatting about: The chains of people pleasing, what their weight is actually doing in our lives The deeper spiritual meaning we teach ourselves when we people please  10 tips to help you stop people-pleasing REVIEW OF THE WEEK: AbbieWright101 Trish, I need to praise God for you and thank you for your obedience. I have been listening for a few months now, binging at least once a week and praying during each show that God would make all the things that you talk about true in my life. I am working hard to grow my business with my 8-month-old son and a husband who works full time and goes to school part-time, and the need for personal growth is huge! You are relatable and make all of these topics easy to manage and totally doable! Thank you and one day soon, I hope to join the College of Confidence. Your hard work has made so much possible within me and I can't even express the level of respect and appreciation I have for you! Thank you!!! WHAT IS PEOPLE PLEASING REALLY ANYWAYS? 10 signs that you're a people pleaser, from Psychology Today >>> https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201708/10-signs-youre-people-pleaser You pretend to agree with everyone. You feel responsible for how other people feel. You apologize often. You feel burdened by the things you have to do. You can’t say no. You feel uncomfortable if someone is angry at you. You act like the people around you. You need praise to feel good. You go to great lengths to avoid conflict. You don’t admit when your feelings are hurt. You may think being a people pleaser makes you a “good” person and is perhaps even a generous or loving way to be.  Nope.  It’s selfish to be a people pleaser.  Why? Because being attached to pleasing others is really about you.  You are the one who wants to be liked. You are the one who does not want to upset anyone.  You are the one who wants to look good for others. You are the one who is not okay with other people’s reactions. You are the one protecting yourself from confrontation.  And you are the one who is choosing to withhold expressing who you TRULY are. And by doing all of those things, you are keeping Yourself, your Light and your Love from the world – and that is selfish. Remember this: what other people think of you is none of your business. Obsessing about how to please others or be liked is a misuse of your energy. From the HuffingtonPost: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-being-a-people-pleaser-is-selfish_b_598fc39de4b0caa1687a60d0?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALqDY2XAR7yjKeg6OAeH2Z5V66LwTXlFjweTIfjYIxOURKXiKtIjBrxNhaeU-VybSojpUGw2SHsInFJmfckcj037QXtR4CtpHv8JmCm32Hp4ibI2arNiEZBailOHbst5JgAuT14f0ZXFbX-vTHw-2QQXxZrdVISaXb2VcHJMpU-a WHAT IS THE DEEPER SPIRITUAL MEANING? When we step into people pleasing, we step out of balance. We step into an over-focus on trying to control what we can't. We are giving ourselves over to be a slave to opinions. We are giving other people the power to rule our lives, rather than God. When we prescribe to people pleasing, we sign up for our value to be based on what other people say, think or pay us. We lose our worth in being the human being we were created to be, and are worth get tied up in what we do, versus who we are. When we are afraid to contradict or upset people, then deep down that means that we are fearful that if people knew us for the real us, they wouldn't like us. We convince ourselves through people pleasing that the reason people like us is because we are easy to get along with.  I'm all for being easy-going and a team player in life, but if you people please, in many ways you talk out of both sides of your mouth and fail to stand for anything. You get blown around as easily as the wind, and allow other people to tell you who you are, versus being who you are.
Jun 25, 2019
#323: THE GUIDE TO MORE CONFIDENT RELATIONSHIPS
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THE GUIDE TO MORE CONFIDENT RELATIONSHIPS PODCAST #323    In this week of The Confidence Podcast we are chatting about:   How to stop being jealous and insecure about your partner How to trust the nice things your partner says about you How to have confidence in the future relationships you will have            SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This week's podcast is brought to you by my partnership with Beautycounter. Look, I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell    REVIEW OF THE WEEK:   From: JenniferLynn322 "My minds software update"   Hello Trish, I started listening to your podcast about 2 months ago. At first, I was drowning so much in self-doubt I felt I couldn't even listen because "I wasn't ready yet." I now binge listen to your podcasts and often go through the notes online on the daily. I like to think of my time listening to you as my minds software update. Just as my iPhone needs updates often, so does my mind. I think that I pushed the "update later" button a few million-time s and now I am in a mass update and growing mode. I want to, of course, say thank you so much for all the work you do and how open and honest you are. I continue to learn every day and am working on many aspects of my mind and confidence thanks to your podcast. I wanted to tell you that the mean girl in my mind is now getting bullied by the confident and kind woman I am becoming. Thank you so much. Be you. Be free. -Jennifer Gil   OK, JEALOUS AND INSECURE?   Confession, y'all. I have struggled with jealousy in my relationships. Not in the way you might anticipate, but let's face it, jealousy is jealousy. It doesn't serve us and it steals from our souls. Whether you are jealous and nervous about your partner looking elsewhere or you are jealous because you are throwing a pity party for yourself about how your life looks versus how he does (raising my hand here), jealousy is toxic.   Jealousy is an indicator that you don't see your relationship through the lens of confidence ... as what it is: a life-giving, confident partnership.  Not a competition, not a tit-for-tat, not a threat to you.   For me, I've had to pop my pity party balloons. How? Communicating. Working through what I'm really upset about. Asking for more help. Getting honest about what I need from Brandon. Resisting with all my power and might allowing the weed of resentment to build between us.    For other types of jealousy - get your story right. Set people up, and set your heart up, to have to give people the benefit of the doubt. This will not come naturally, but if you want the relationships in your life to be life-giving and soul building, then this is a core component to what all relationships need.        WHAT SEEDS ARE YOU SOWING   Questions I ask myself in my marriage: How am I being present? Am I pursuing my husband now as I did when I first met him? What would happen if I gave Brandon the benefit of the doubt? Does what I am doing sow seeds of a lifelong legacy? How is God using our union for the greater good?      HOW TO TRUST THE NICE THINGS AND BELIEVE THEM?   Chances are, if you're like me, you are like "compliment-resistant." Or, at least I used to be. I thought my parents, friends, relationships, coaches all said nice things to me because they "were supposed to."     Because my past relationships include domestic violence, abuse, assault and general negative toxicity, I was very broken when I met my husband. He had to step through a lot of emotional landmines.  And I had to learn to trust that what he said w...
Jun 18, 2019
#322: STOP CARING WHAT YOUR FRIENDS THINK
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STOP CARING WHAT YOUR FRIENDS THINK  PODCAST #322 In this week of The Confidence Podcast we are chatting about: How to stop the cray cray of caring too much Why we care so much anyways The real reason you might be stuck right now SPONSORSHIP NOTE: This week's podcast is brought to you by my partnership with Beautycounter. Look, I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell REVIEW OF THE WEEK: From: Jdannireid "Wow" Trish, I just started listening to this week and wow. This is exactly what I needed. You are so real and passionate about what you do. You have brought me to tears several times already. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. HOW TO STOP CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK Make sure you listen to the original coaching episode on this...How to Stop Caring What People Think, episode #187 of The Confidence Podcast. You can listen directly at www.trishblackwell.com/187 In that episode, we talk about ... How to stop wasting so much emotional energy and effort worrying about and caring about what other people think about us 5 specific ways to start changing how you let people interfere with you living your best life yet and your full version of yourself – how to really live free as who you were created to be A powerful mantra to use when you find yourself sucked into the siphon of self-comparison and self-doubt that is birthed from worrying about what people think about you More specifically, in relation to caring about what your friends think, I want to go deeper.  The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent, when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. –Elizabeth Cady Stanton 5 WAYS TO STOP CARING ABOUT WHAT YOUR FRIENDS THINK:  Think about what you love about the people you love. Act as if you only have 36-more months to live. Be honest about what you have missed out on. Stop being so afraid to be alone. Resist the desire to cheapen who God made you to be. WHY WE CARE SO MUCH ANYWAYS We look at the wrong places to get our worth. We compare and give ourselves a place in this world in relation to the comparison. We were taught to strive for approval. We yearn to fit in, yet to also be different. We are afraid of being weird, left out, isolated, unnoticed, forgettable. THE REAL REASON YOU MIGHT BE STUCK RIGHT NOW  Being in a place where you are caring too much will always keep you stuck. It will keep you from hearing God's voice (because instead, you are listening for the voices of others) It will keep you from generating and stepping into self-trust, which is what you need to take action on an idea, dream, goal or life change that matters It will keep you striving to conform to being "enough" in the opinions of others - which are fleeting and constantly changing, meaning that your confidence will also be in an eternal state of flux and fluidity, leaving you exhausted chasing the finish line that always moves ANNOUNCEMENTS:  If this week's coaching resonated with you, then you're going to want to be more focused and proactive about your personal growth through a progression of the confidence stages. Learn what stage of confidence you are actually in, and then how to get to the next stage so that getting to where you want to be and to how you want to feel doesn't feel overwhelming. MY NEW, SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TEACHING CONFIDENCE: The Confidence Formula.  If you're here,
Jun 11, 2019
#321 : HOW TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE THROUGH SELF-COMPASSION
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HOW TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE THROUGH SELF-COMPASSION  PODCAST #321        In this week of The Confidence Podcast we are chatting about:   The secret, often untapped power of self-compassion Why you definitely shouldn't be shrugging off self-compassion as something for "other people" Practical ways you can intentionally activate self-compassion for more confidence             SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This week's podcast is brought to you by my partnership with Beautycounter. Look, I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell        REVIEW OF THE WEEK:     From: BarbellsAndBaking "My Absolute Favorite Podcast!"   Hi Trish! I just wanted to let you know that I love your podcast so much! I know we have never met, but I feel like you're a best friend. I always look forward to Tuesdays when a new episode comes out. You have been such an inspiration in my life and have encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and finally start my own blog...something I've been thinking about for some time but haven't done until recently because of what people might think or because what if I fail? Thank you so much for everything you do! You're amazing!          THE UNTAPPED POWER OF SELF-COMPASSION AND WHY WE NEED IT   The toxic effects of my perfectionism and my eating disorder perpetuated for years long than it should have because I lacked a basic level of self-compassion.    Self-compassion includes forgiveness, grace, patience and perspective. For someone with all-or-nothing tendencies, it felt impossible and out-of-character for me to ever experience.    The cycle of self-pressure is toxic, and it is fueled when self-compassion isn't available. When I pump self-compassion into me, it feels foreign, because I lived most of my life without it, but it feels good; freeing. Self-compassion is the ability to walk in the grace that God already gives us.   When I push away self-compassion, when I try to punish myself and just "do better" and "expect more" then I am saying to God ... thanks for your grace, and thanks for Jesus, but I'll just take full responsibility here to be perfect. I know I'm human  - flawed and weak in my flesh, but I'll take help in all the other areas aside from this one. Ya'll, it doesn't work like this.        We need it because we thrive when -we walk in grace -when we know that we don't have to be perfect -when it's safe to fail and fumble -when our growth comes from something bigger than ourselves -we don't have to live in a rush, on a timeline or in comparison          WHY SELF-COMPASSION IS FOR YOU, NOT JUST "OTHER PEOPLE"     Self-compassion isn't weak - it doesn't slow you down - it doesn't hold you back.    Self-compassion is actually character strength, not weakness.   Too often, we have been brainwashed to believe that we need to work, work, work, perform, perform, perform and sweat, sweat, sweat to be successful ... and that then, when we reach where we want to go, that then we can relax.         PRACTICAL WAYS TO IMPLEMENT SELF-COMPASSION   Active self-forgiveness Spiritual alignment each day Celebrating the progress  Radically slowing down Practicing self-kindness Nurturing self with sleep, touch, good food Listening to your body Resting and talking back to the "not enough" voice Cutting back on obligations Getting help from others (housekeeper, etc, or modifying expectations) Being okay with mistakes (I am learning to embrace them)  Seeing your past self with tender sympathy and love         ANNOUNCEMENTS:    If this week's coaching resonated with you,
Jun 04, 2019
#320: THESE TWO WORDS WILL MAKE YOU MORE CONFIDENT
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THESE TWO WORDS WILL MAKE YOU MORE CONFIDENT PODCAST #320 In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: The two words that will make you more confident instantly How to simplify your thinking so that you have better thoughts The process to really become more confident  SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  Just a quick note to let you know how much I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell REVIEW OF THE WEEK Brenna Garcia Trish, I stumbled across this podcast while searching for inspiration to better myself. I've spent the last 5 months taking little steps to become the person I'll be proud to be; turn my life around, and I have to say this podcast is the tool I didn't know I was searching for. A little about me: I served 4 years in the military, learning the life lessons that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world, but I also walked away with emotional and mental damage that I'm still working on years later. Just after listening to several episodes, I feel ready to tackle and get to the bottom of my issues instead of using the "fake it till you make it" approach. I LOVE the idea of women empowering each other, keep doing what your'e doing. Will continue to binge watch. :) WHAT ARE THE TWO WORDS? "All well." Why does it work? Because it frees us from the pressure we put on ourselves Because it frees us from caring too much about what people think about us Because it frees us to make mistakes and be able to move on Because it frees us from the holds of perfectionism Because it frees us to take action without fear or overthinking Because it frees us to work through our past with forgiveness and separation LOLA SPONSORSHIP: I have to come clean with you all. One thing I would never talk about publicly because I worried about what people thought of me, was the personal parts of my health care. I’m over that, which is why I wanted to tell you about my newest obsession, the 100% natural brand, LOLA.  LOLA is a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes.No toxins, mystery fibers, or doubts about what’s going in your body. LOLA products are all gynecologist-approved and hypoallergenic. Major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients in their products including rayon and polyester. Their feminine care products may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes; I can’t believe I used such harsh chemicals inside my body for so many years, and I am so glad I have found an alternative solution. Plus, LOLA products come in a simple, customizable subscription. LOLA will deliver exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. I personally love how my monthly supply is delivered right to my door, in beautiful, clean packaging, might I add, which makes life as a busy mompreneur just a little bit easier for me. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter <CONFIDENCE> when you subscribe! HOW TO SIMPLIFY YOUR THINKING TO REALLY HAVE BETTER THOUGHTS Know that distraction, overwhelm and busyness are three of the most dangerous threats to our confidence and to our ability to live a beautiful, life-giving lifestyle. You have to make a decision: do you want to keep doing what you've always been doing, and to keep getting the same results, or do you dare to do something differently, to think differently and to prioritize differently in order to get different results? This has been tremendously challenging for me, but the biggest lifestyle and priority changes I have made have be...
May 28, 2019
#319:THREE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT BEING CONFIDENT
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PODCAST #319 THREE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT BEING CONFIDENT In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: The 3 things most people don't know about being confident The real reason I am so passion about confidence  The Confidence Formula - how to really be and feel more confident, even if you're busy REVIEW OF THE WEEK: "No more Limiting Myself - I can accomplish what I dream!"  Proverbs 31 Mommy of 3 Trish has been such a blessing to hear. All the adult life I've struggled with self-doubt and feeling unworthy. I finally reached a boiling point and searched for confidence podcasts and this podcast come up first! I was thrilled to see that you too are a Christian and your point of view comes from your confidence in who God made you, after all, shouldn't we all be confident in who God made us, because He never makes mistakes. I listen to you every morning and feel much more confident in myself. This podcast has helped me realize that my thinking and behavior patterns are what has been limiting me all this time. In essence, in sabotaging myself, and fear of success can be a real thing. BUT NOT MORE! In closing I just want to add that it's pretty cool when my kid walk in the bedroom in the morning as I'm getting ready for work and listening to your podcast, and I turn it off, and my teenagers either ask for me to turn it back on, or give feedback on what Trish said, which in turn leads me to turn you back on! Keep on blessing people Trish! "Life changer" KayKayFez Your podcast is the pill I take every morning to start my day with presence and confidence. SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  Just a quick note to let you know how much I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating, and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell THREE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT BEING CONFIDENT I have to listen to something multiple times to "get it" (Sometimes an 11-day journey takes 40 years - but it doesn't have to) I don't always have that confidence voice in my brain (self-doubt never disappears, we just turn down its volume) I am good at making decisions not because I don't feel indecisive, but because I know the key to confidence is to make a decision and move on. (not needing to know if your decision is perfect is part of the process of confidence, 70% is my marker point to knowing that it's good enough) WHY AM I SO PASSIONATE ABOUT CONFIDENCE?  Confidence is the key that opens us to the activation of the gifting that God has divinely planted inside of us. My work in confidence is my calling - and I am a simple encourager, a cheerleader, a coach to help facilitate millions of others to live the lives God created them to live. I believe that, by coaching confidence, I am helping make the world a better place. This is so much more than the "feel goods" or the perfect body or not feeling anxious or insecure. This is about stepping out of the shadows of shame and into the light and hope of freedom. I am passionate because I know what life without confidence feels like. I know the deep regret of living incongruently and with a deep yearning for more in your heart. THE CONFIDENCE FORMULA -How to really feel and be more confident, even if you are too busy to work on your confidence or feel too overwhelmed and distracted by life to make changes that matter. MY NEW, SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TEACHING CONFIDENCE The Confidence Formula.  If you're here, it means you're ready to create a life that is accelerated by your confidence, not limited by your lack of it. On this Confidence Coaching page,
May 21, 2019
#318: 36 LITTLE THINGS THAT TRANSFORMED MY CONFIDENCE
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36 LITTLE THINGS THAT TRANSFORMED MY CONFIDENCE PODCAST #318 This week on The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: One reason every single one of us can have more confidence each day The 36 little things that transformed my confidence A new, systematic approach to the confidence I am excited to introduce REVIEW OF THE WEEK: R + J Amazing, amazing podcast. A couple of months ago, I began community to work and found myself looking for something to listen to on my hour to two-hour drive. I was not expecting to find something actually worth listening to: I was taken aback by Trish's podcast and find myself irritated when I have to stop listening once I actually arrive at work. She is so incredibly positive, upbeat and encouraging without being fake. She's entirely real and down to earth and simply lovely to listen to. Not only do I feel better after listening to every episode, I feel stronger, wiser and much more sure of myself and where I am headed. An absolutely life-changing podcast. This is a must-listen. :) Ya'll! We're ranked #158 in all health podcasts. Total podcasts out there? 700,000 (according to podcasting insights and blubrry. SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  Just a quick note to let you know how much I love all things clean - clean thinking, clean living, clean eating, and clean beauty. I'm sure you're seeing my favorite clean beauty brand all over the news ... we were literally the top Googled beauty trend of 2018 and we are truly effecting change through beauty.  If you haven't fallen in love with Beautycounter yet, you're the one missing out. Shop for safer beauty and let me love on you a little as a customer ... you can place your order at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell HOW CAN YOU GUARANTEE YOURSELF TO HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE EVERY DAY? What makes me so sure that you have the ability to be more confident each day, even if you don't "feel" the changes happening? It's one thing we all have in common: we are aging. And with age, comes repetition - and wisdom, and perspective and, repetition again. Y'all, this is my birthday week, and if you've been on brand with me for the past few years, you'll know that I absolutely love aging. Past episodes I've done around my birthday include: #266: 35 Power Mantras to Improve Your Confidence and Courage www.trishblackwell.com/266 #210: Aging Confidently and Beautifully www.trishblackwell.com/210 #162: 33 Unexpected Things to Be Thankful For www.trishblackwell.com/162 #110: My Best 32 Shares www.trishblackwell.com/110 #58: 31 Ways to Boost Your Confidence www.trishblackwell.com/58 THE 36 THINGS THAT TRANSFORMED MY CONFIDENCE Real change happens in the littlest of things. (Story about my mom and the dishwasher - let all that I do be done to the glory of God). Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me ... happy birthday to me!  Gratitude journaling Getting a coach Therapy Focusing on champagne moments and progress Seeing myself as a new creation Compartmentalizing my past Slightly changing my name Letting go of trying to impress other people Journaling Running Chasing failure Eleanor Roosevelt Permission to be a student The color pink Making a fool of myself Doing things that make me very uncomfortable Learning sales by fire Worship music Keeping my word to myself Deciding who I am and giving myself powerful attributes Reading every day Going for B- work instead of A+ work Deciding to be the friendliest and kindest person in the room Stretching for two minutes every morning Having two c-sections Prayer - writing my prayers out, tracking answered prayer and praying for God's eyes My tattoo Stopped over apologizing (and people pleasing) Developing and training my emotional intelligence Deciding that I would be never too old to learn new tricks (example: figure skating) Knowing that people need encouragement (seeing them, praising them, remembering them)
May 14, 2019
#317: ARE YOU GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY? THIS IS HOW TO STOP SELF-SABOTAGE
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ARE YOU GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY? THIS IS HOW TO STOP SELF-SABOTAGE... PODCAST #317 This week on The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: How to know if you're getting in your own way or if life is getting in your way Understanding the real root of self-sabotage  3 ways to stop getting in your own way REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Emwarrxox I am so blessed to have come across your podcast one day searching for something to help build up my confidence and I've been listening to it religiously every morning while I get ready for work to get in a good confident headspace. During your podcast, you mention asking for topic requests from your viewers and something I struggle with daily is that I find myself making excuses for people that treat me badly and accepting it. I struggle with standing up for myself and realizing when it's OK to stop making excuses for other people's actions and to stop over apologizing to those people when in fact they are the ones who should be apologizing. I just always feel like I'm in the wrong Trish, and I'm tired of it. I hope this makes sense. I love your podcast so much, thank you again for everything you do and for being so open and honest about your life and your struggles. I can't thank you enough - Em SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  FREE WORKSHOP: ALL HAPPENING THURSDAY NIGHT, MAY 9TH at 8:30 PM EST! The Supermom's How-To-Guide to Living With Less Stress and More Joy. 🦸🏼‍♀️ I can't tell you how many conversations I've had with moms who have INCREDIBLENESS within them and I'm clapping 🏻🏻 and saying "YES, you are killing it as a mom; your kids won the mom lottery!!" and they're like, "Okay, but ... how do I stop feeling so overwhelmed, so STRESSED and so LESS THAN??!" "How can I just know I'm doing enough and actually relax and give myself permission to have less stress and more joy - my life feels too hectic for that to be realistic!" "Feeling enough" might as well be one of Jupiter's moons when you don't have a mindset strategy and simple plan to stay in your own lane of mom life. I GET IT. Then, I challenged myself to simplify my "to-do list" as a mom and everything changed.🏼‍♀️ 4 years ago, as a new mom with a new baby and a new business, my life was a mess. I had exactly zero ideas about how to stop comparing myself to others and how to step out of stress and "not-enoughness" into the true joy of motherhood.🤦🏼‍♀️ Fast forward and now, I run a six-figure business from home while being a mom to two littles, and loving my life. I have learned how to let go of the pressure to be everything-to-everyone and have learned how to be a super-me so that I can be all I want to be to the people I most love. ️ Learn the steps I use all the time to manage my time, my priorities and my mind so that I can mom at a higher level and actually have time to be myself, grow my business, be a wife and be a mom. In the FREE workshop you'll learn how to: ✓ eliminate comparison from your life ✓ give yourself credit for how well you are doing, instead of focusing on where you are feeling overwhelmed, inadequate or behind ✓ figure out what your supermom power actually is ✓ the secret strategies to doing less so that you can do more ✓ and more Join me? --- Grab your set here! http://www.trishblackwell.com/supermom Preston Pugmire's TEDx Talk Mindset is More Important Than Strategy, YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiQQ1EWMFHg HOW TO KNOW IF IT'S YOU OR IF IT'S LIFE You may not like this answer, but it's always you. Where there is a will, there is a way. We overcomplicate success, often driving us to get in our way. There are a thousand ways we get in our own way, but here are a few to get your mental juices going > procrastination, poor time management, overeating, overdrinking, over-exercising, perfectionism, waiting to be more prepared, over-committing, overthinking, having mixed priorities, being too obsessed with control. Be the man in the arena. I would rather live life all in,
May 07, 2019
#316: HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR MIND AND DETOX OVERWHELM
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HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR MIND AND DETOX OVERWHELM PODCAST #316  This week on The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: How to Marie Kondo Your Mind (and organized and simple process) What overwhelm is actually doing to your confidence and your life The secret to continual tidying up of the mind REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Bambi K Trish I just recently came across your podcast and I wish I had found it earlier. I instantly started binge listening to it and every single episode speaks to me. Being a perfectionist, recovering from an eating disorder from multiple relapses, and having no self-esteem or confidence, your podcast is changing my life. I started to challenge myself to dare to do things, to not care what other people think and it feels amazing. Even my husband keeps mentioning how (unusually) confidence I am lately. I am so grateful for you and we need more people like you in this world. This makes me think about my girl, Lourdes from The College of Confidence who recently shared: Hi Trish! My hubby of 39 years complimented me today.. “ You have become solid! I’m so proud of your progress!” Thank you Trish, my sister, I’m having so many, many Mermaid Martini Moments! SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  This episode is brought to you today by my FREE micro-course, the Quick Confidence Boost. That little voice inside that’s telling you-you’re not enough? It’s lying. It’s mean. It’s a bully. And it’s keeping you from the life God created you to live. I say “no more!” My self-bully used to shame me. It kept me small, scared and in a state of self-sabotage. Then I got tired of it, and I learned how to stand up to the bully. I’ll teach you the step-by-step process to start doing the same thing. Join my FREE micro-course, a 7-day confidence coaching course, and you feel changes in your internal self-talk with these quick, 3-minute FREE coaching videos. I spent too many years of my life silenced by self-doubt. I will do anything in my power to help free other women from having to suffer any longer. You were created to shine light into this world, but to shine brightly we’ve gotta get rid of the bully that’s keeping you from living muted. Start the FREE micro-course today at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost HOW TO MAIRE KONDO YOUR MIND It's organized, simple and systematic. With tidying up, come clean and open space and the ability to enjoy life. “When deciding what to buy, remember that some things are easy to buy—but then we have to use them. If they're not used, they don't enhance our lives; they just contribute to guilt and clutter.”  -Gretchen Rubin The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. -Marie Kondo To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. And if you no longer need them, then that is neither wasteful nor shameful. Can you truthfully say that you treasure something buried so deeply in a cupboard or drawer that you have forgotten its existence? -Marie Kondo Have gratitude for the things you're discarding. By giving gratitude, you're giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go. -Marie Kondo Effective tidying involves only three essential actions. All you need to do is take the time to examine every item you own, decide whether or not you want to keep it, then choose where to put what you keep. Designate a place for each thing. Marie Kondo What does your mind actually look like?  Clean and organized? Open and airy? Cluttered and confusing? Dumping ground and outdated? Simple KonMari Method for the Mind: Cut down on what you bring in. Get rid of what doesn't bring you joy. Have a daily system that works. Respect your space and live well in it. Do consistent tidying up daily. Update and revamp your system as needed. Analyze and assess every thought. WHAT OVERWHELM IS ACTUALLY DOING IN YOUR LIFE (It's bad!
Apr 30, 2019
#315: IF YOU WANT TO BE CONFIDENT AND HAPPY, YOU’VE OUTGROWN THIS
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IF YOU WANT TO BE CONFIDENT AND HAPPY, YOU'VE OUTGROWN THIS... PODCAST #315  This week on The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about The things it's time to drop in your life How to drop them for real The deliberate lifestyle that leads to more happiness, more confidence, and better results REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Katie Schroeder This woman is beyond words. Her dedication, time and love she puts into her lessons are seriously life-changing. I've tried to jump into multiple self-development podcasts/books/groups and couldn't stick with anything simply because nothing held my interest. Then I found Trish. She has something valuable to say in EVERY single podcast. Her words have changed my way of thinking and my overall mental health in ways I'll never be able to thank her enough for. I have struggled with anxiety for years and worry about things constantly down to if my shoelaces look weird how they are tied. It's nice to be able to laugh at myself over that now but at the time it was the LEAST bit funny. It's been a tough road pulling myself out of that mindset. But I've done it! It's a learning process and I've come so far. This podcast and the COC is undeniably the breath of fresh air I've been looking for. After 2 episodes  I signed up for the College of Confidence because I knew I wanted to dive in deeper with Trish's teachings. Since then I have looked at myself in the mirror differently, proudly, loving what I see. Gained happiness back that has been long, long gone and I never thought I would see again. I've found journaling again. I found a community of women who are cheering me on right alongside with Trish. Every day she shows up and has all of our backs. Every day she is your cheerleader. Thank you so much for everything you do! I love you, sister! SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  This podcast is brought to you in part by my partnership with Beautycounter. To find out more about my journey to safer beauty with Beautycounter, read more at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter YOU'VE OUTGROWN THESE THREE THINGS: Caring what people think Being in a rush Cluttered thinking CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK There are different levels of breakthrough in this area, and each new level brings new levels of freedom. Here are some thoughts and truths that have helped me step more into a place of freedom in this area of my life: Every opinion is different, and it's not my business what people think about me. The only opinion that matters to me is God's opinion, and He created me. I expect people to have contradictory opinions about me. If I am not polarizing, I am not standing for anything of value. You can't please everyone. I want to spend my emotional effort living, not thinking about things out of my control. Trying to control what people think about you is like chasing the wind. For an entire episode on how to stop caring about what people think of you, be sure to catch episode #301 of The Confidence Podcast, 33 Practical Ways to Stop Worrying About What People Think of You at www.trishblackwell.com/301 BEING IN A RUSH And I don't just mean for a time in your day-to-day, I mean in life. Not believing you are where you need to be, and wishing you were "farther along" communicates a few things subconsciously: 1) that you don't trust God's timing in your life or His plan for you 2) that you are living in regret and disappointment, over-focused on the past and the future, unable to be in the present How to stop being in a rush with the timeline of your life? Realize that what matters in life isn't what you accomplish, but the meaning with which your life. It is not about how beautiful you can make your life look, it's about how beautifully you can live. Remember that life is not a race. The right pace for life is "forward." The turtle and the hare. The winners are the ones who stay locked in on their finish line / on what is meaningful to them, and then never stop moving forward.
Apr 23, 2019
#314: GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED TO REACH YOUR GOALS
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GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED TO REACH YOUR GOALS Podcast #314  In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about ... How to know if you need a coach or if you need a therapist Helping yourself and consistently coaching yourself The real secret to reaching your goals REVIEW OF THE WEEK  RMAnnJo Trish's podcast is so uplifting!!! She shares wise thoughts on most topics that I am interested in knowing more. I would DEFINITELY recommend listening to her when you have a team. And Trish, God bless you for listening and abiding by His plans for you. :) HELPING YOURSELF Identify your time slumps + your energy slouches -Anticipate them -Track your impulse control -Set yourself up for success around these -Temper your expectations -Prepare in advance (coffee, shoes out, etc) Identify your highlight times + best energy you -Maximize them by having a plan -Identify a daily highlight -Have a mission statement to daily direct you and deepen your fulfillment and purpose COACHING YOURSELF Setting up accountability Breaking down your breaking points and creating a better system Journaling Getting a coach for check-ins Create arbitrary deadlines and achievements Reward yourself more consistently Create meaning in what you do and know where you are going You are never doing this on your own, you're doing this with God Watch out for infinity pools Dare to be different (to not watch certain shows, to turn off social media, to not have tv in your room, to express your real feelings and preferences) Know what trips you up (me, it's sloppiness in my slumps, so I have to create structure around this) THE REAL SECRET TO REACHING YOUR GOALS To have a goal. To go for the goal. Most of us think about goals. We talk about them. We imagine them. We wish them for ourselves, but we never really commit. We get afraid. We are afraid of failing. We don't want to look foolish. We don't want to be disappointed in ourselves. The only disappointment you can have in yourself is a disappointment for never having tried. For only having gone through the motions of life, and never having actually dared to live. Know The Best-Case Scenarios Best Case - Success Second-Best Case - Failure Not Optimal Case - Giving Up After Trying Once Worst Case - Not Trying at All or Procrastinating The key to this all is action. I have two major strengths in life: enthusiasm and action. So, listen, you don't have to have this all figured out. You don't have to do this on your own. That's why you have me, and coaching from me, like the coaching you get in The College of Confidence or by working with me privately. Learning how to take action if you're someone who has never taken action before is less about discipline and will power and all about mindset, belief, and strategy. I'll coach you. I'll teach you. I'll push you. I'll catch you. I'll help you get back up. I'll celebrate you. BOOKS REFERENCED IN THIS PODCAST: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink https://amzn.to/2U5KyCF Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky https://amzn.to/2Z6wmg6 LISTENER OF THE WEEK: I just finished your Confident Boost videos and the bonus video.  I have been thinking of joining the College of Confidence and I look forward to hearing back from you. I already feel blessed from all the resources you have created. I am currently reading your book Insecurity Detox, and I have to say it is changing my perspective on my life and challenging me every day. Thank you! Words cannot express how grateful I am for you and God for all He has equipped you with to help others. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Ronika Calvaruzo INTERNSHIP APPLICATION trishblackwell.com/internship
Apr 16, 2019
#313: GROWING YOUR IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MORE CONFIDENCE
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GROWING YOUR IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MORE CONFIDENCE PODCAST #313 This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: Creating relationships in your life that give you confidence and that you trust The danger of "small offenses" in the relationships in your life How to grow the relationships that matter to you, and move on from the ones that don't REVIEW OF THE WEEK: thanks, Trish :) I randomly found this podcast while struggling with the public speaking portion of my job. Trish has been very helpful professionally and personally ... insightful, and worth a listen if you're looking for something but not sure what. She helps me compartmentalize my thoughts and have tools that help me with self-love and forward progress in my life. CREATING THE IDEAL RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE  You have a relationship with everything and everyone. the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Relationships are the foundation of a meaningful life.  In a 2010 review of 148 studies, researchers found that social relationships improve lifespans. People in healthy long-term relationships are 50% less likely to die prematurely than people without them. Types of relationships: Familial, friendship, amorous, neighborly, acquaintances We were created for connection. Connection demands communication. (Communication is the key to life - Tim Kelley, Davidson College)  What do relationships give us: A sense of safety A support network A feeling of purpose Longevity Healthier and more balanced emotions Healthy relationships bring compassion to that relationship space, which helps us regulate our emotions, calm our primal alarm systems and promote longer periods of health. In healthy relationships, people learn that they can safely manage worries, fears, hopes and dreams.  This capacity builds intimacy, closeness, and a sense of security that has a far-reaching impact. (from Pro Psych Central)  Good relationships appear to protect our brains. "Being in a securely attached relationship is protective in your 80s. Those people's memories stay sharper longer," says Dr. Waldinger  (Harvard Review) According to Blue Zones (Dan Buettner), optimize your face to face relationships to optimize your health and your longevity. While diet, exercise, and overall health all seem like they’d be the best predictors of how long you’ll live, Julianne Holt-Lundstad at Brigham Young University found that the following are three important predictors of longevity: Drinking/smoking habits: Are you a moderate drinker? Do you or don’t you smoke? Did you quit? Close relationships: These are your closest friends, the people you can call on a bad day, the friends you know will support you in bad times. Social integration: These are the interactions with people as you move through your day and includes both strong and weak bonds. It could be the coffee barista you see on your daily commute, the postman, or the woman behind you in line at the grocery store. The face-to-face interactions you have on a daily basis are one of the strongest predictors of how long you’ll live. For the record - I used to be awful at relationships. I grew up in a family with constant fighting. I was homeschooled. I was a highly gifted athlete - which made me a loner. I had friends, but I didn't have a lot of practice. Boarding school helped, but then I had toxic relationships.  It's never too late to get better at relationships ... and we do so with an open heart, vulnerable spirit and a deep desire to connect to others and to allow ourselves to be known and loved. Now - I  love relationships because they make me slow down. Relationships are not "productive." I can't check the box. I can't earn them. I have to live them. KEEP YOUR ACCOUNTS SHORT AND BOUNDARIES STRONG The biggest thing that breaks up relationships is keeping long accounts of small offenses. The secret to strong relationships is short acco...
Apr 09, 2019
#312: HOW TO STOP LETTING “NOT GOOD ENOUGH” GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS
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Feeling "not good enough" can not only slow you down as you chase your dreams, but it can make you lose belief in your potential completely. Listen to this episode to hear practical, tactical strategies on how to rewire your thinking against the onslaught of messages we hear daily that make us feel "not enough," "behind" or "overwhelmed." Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/312
Apr 02, 2019
#311: HOW TO LET GOD TRANSFORM YOUR CONFIDENCE
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PODCAST #311 HOW TO LET GOD TRANSFORM YOUR CONFIDENCE In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we're talking about How God is responsible for the transformation of my confidence My experience with personal development - doing it on my own versus doing it with God The tools I use on a daily basis to grow spiritually and to confidently live out my life with joy, happiness, abundance, peace and purpose, even though I never thought those things were available to me REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Heatherdutko Trish's podcast is not only uplifting and motivational but offers real, step-by-step ways to actually change your life for the better. So many positive changes in my life I can directly trace back to the advice and practices I've instituted because of Trish. SPONSORSHIP: This podcast is brought to you by my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter is a B-Corp company, good for people and for the planet, and together we are spreading safer beauty and better health across the United States and Canada. To shop for your own Beautycounter and to be in my VIP customer list, then go to www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell BLOG POST REFERENCED BY TODAY'S PODCAST: https://www.trishblackwell.com/the-best-worship-songs-to-encourage-your-heart/ MY EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT -ON MY OWN Lots of reading and consumption, but no implementation. Overwhelm and impatience. Confusion of who to learn from and what was important. Responsibility to do it all on my own. -ON GOD'S SIDE  Presence and peace. Progress and teamwork, to not be doing it all on my own. Confidence that I would be guided as needed. Freedom to know that I need to show up, and then to let God be God and do the rest. Why is worship music important to personal development?   I used to be embarrassed to let people know about the central role of worship in my life.  When I first starting dating my husband, I was worried he wouldn’t like how much I needed to have worship music on. He was a Christian, so I knew he wouldn’t be offended by it, but it still made me nervous to be vulnerable to the real role of worship in my life. It felt so nerdy and so weak. But I am weak. We all are. I need worship because I need God. I need to be close to Him, I need His strength and I need His truth. Worship connects me and fills me in those ways. Now my husband knows that worship music plays as the background in our house, and in the mornings, when the kids are both screaming at the same time that the dog is barking at a squirrel, I can see him smile at me, happy that we have a peaceful way to process everyday life without losing focus on what matters. (That said, as equally as I love worship music, you will also hear hip hop and reggeaton pumping through our walls). I’m writing about worship and personal development because to me, a Christian life coach, they are interdependent upon one another. Over the past few years, I have received countless messages from podcast listeners, book readers and coaching clients wanting to know how I really found freedom from my anxiety, my eating disorder, my broken life. I’ve done therapy, coaching, journaling work and have read thousands of books. I have gone on retreats, gotten prayer, fasted and done cleanses. Those things are all good, but the single most powerful factor to my breakthroughs in my personal growth has been worship. Worship and personal development are interdependent, cohesive partners that help us become who God created us to be.  CLICK TO TWEET People report being impatient in their personal growth, wanting to move through the transformation faster than comes naturally. I get it. It’s something I used to struggle with too. For ten years while I held onto my eating disorder, I wanted to change, I knew how to change, but I wasn’t happy with the speed at which I was changing, so I would get overwhelmed with the process and just give up. Worship, when it comes to personal development, is my secret weapon.
Mar 26, 2019
#310: 5 SNEAKY WAYS SELF-DOUBT IS WRECKING YOUR ABILITY TO BE CONFIDENT
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5 SNEAKY WAYS SELF-DOUBT IS WRECKING YOUR ABILITY TO BE CONFIDENT PODCAST #310  This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: 5 sneaks ways self-doubt is wrecking your ability to be confident The antidote to self-doubt, belief, and how to activate more of it 3 solutions to silence self-doubt REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Natural Beauty Fitness I subscribed to this show in 2016. I listened to it on and off until 2018 when I realize that the thing I needed the most to help in my goals and my life was my confidence. I have a tendency to be very hard on myself when I make a mistake. The Confidence Podcast has helped me believe in myself and see that God has a great purpose for me despite my shortcomings. I stand taller now. THE 5 SNEAKY THINGS ABOUT SELF-DOUBT THAT ARE WRECKING YOU  Self-doubt makes you tip-toe towards what you want Self-doubt swirls around the comparison spiral Self-doubt creates stories that don't exist Self-doubt squashes your ability to reach your full potential Self-doubt keeps the doors to adventure, change and exploration closed off and locked. Keeps you from sharing your passions with the people you love Keeps you from exploring your beliefs and your limits, for fear that you might be wrong and embarrassed that you were wrong. Or for fear of offending someone else. THE ANTIDOTE TO SELF-DOUBT  An obsession with belief. Note: belief is more uncomfortable than self-doubt. Self-doubt it easy. It is natural. It doesn't require anything of us or from us. Belief requires faith - in ourselves and in above. Said differently, the antidote to self-doubt is a willingness to accept discomfort and uncertainty, because in many ways, that is what belief actually is. Practice believing. Believe you can change your attitude. Believe you are doing better than you think. Believe that a bad day doesn't define you (ice skating example) Believe that your past performance doesn't narrate your future one Believe that there is always something to be analyzed and learned, nothing is wasted Believe that you can believe better than ever before. THREE SOLUTIONS TO SILENCING SELF-DOUBT Become a student of go-getters and dreamers. Get obsessed with the positive points of failure. Put yourself around other people who are choosing to think and live differently FINALLY, SELF-DOUBT FESTERS IN "NOT ENOUGHNESS" MINDSET Overcome that mindset with mantras that keep you in the present. I choose peace, not pressure. I choose kindness, not criticism. I choose belief, not fear. I choose gratitude, not grumbling. I choose meaning, not pleasing. I close moments, not more. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The College of Confidence is your simple way to confidently show up in your life with more courage. Create authentic traction towards your goals, silence the self-doubt that is keeping you back, and to tap into your purpose so you can make the difference in this world that God created you to make with our cancel-at-anytime membership. This is faith-based life-coaching in a personalized, supportive and affordable way. Build your confidence in the truth that you are "enough" and are "doing enough." The College of Confidence will help you manage your mindset and to step into the potential that God created you to live out. I truly believe that by joining The College of Confidence, your life will be better. That's why I unapologetically invite you each and every week to join us. Trust me, there's a reason I believe in what we are doing together as a community. Don't you think it might be time for you to check it out for yourself? Get started now at www.collegeofconfidence.com LISTENER OF THE EPISODE Hi Trish, I've noticed that you love to get feedback from everyone and thought I’d share with you how you’ve helped me. I stumbled upon your show when I was going through a very “down in the dumps” time in my life. I am pretty similar to you, I swam competitively for most of my life and was so worried about what...
Mar 19, 2019
#309 : HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM “NOT ENOUGH” SYNDROME
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HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM "NOT ENOUGH" SYNDROME PODCAST #309  This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: How "not enough" syndrome sneaks into our lives and manifests itself What the whispers of "not enough" keep you from The shift from "pressure" to "peace" as the game-changing mindset move that can break you free from the shackles of the "not enough" prison SPONSORSHIP NOTES:  New sponsorship note! This episode is brought to you today by my newest, FREE challenge, the "I Am Enough" Challenge, a 5-day challenge to less stress and more self-confidence. Rewiring our self-perception and understanding our true potential and capability can be life-changing in the pursuit of our goals and dreams. Often, the biggest thing getting in the way of our follow-through is our belief that we are enough, that we are capable enough and that we are doing enough. This "I Am Enough" Challenge is a five-day group challenge that finishes up with a private and exclusive live workshop to help you find peace, confidence, and freedom as you manage your mindset around a new way of seeing yourself. Join the challenge now, it starts tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th.  Save your spot by going to www.trishblackwell.com/challenge REVIEW OF THE WEEK Mel_Mac123 Trish has literally changed my life! I was in my darkest hole and I found her podcast. I was like, why not? Maybe this is what I need? Because of her and her confidence boost daily (as I'm listening to ALL of the podcast episodes she has) I'm defeating post part because I'm learning how to take care of myself! She hits home on so many levels and gets in mentally somehow all at the same time. I recommend her podcast to all my friends! I'm so glad she's changing my life! FIRST WE NEED TO IDENTIFY "NOT ENOUGH SYNDROME"  NOT DOING ENOUGH -Also disguised as "overwhelmed," "not enough time," "behind", "not on the right timeline" NOT CAPABLE ENOUGH -Also disguised as "not lucky," "slow learner," "procrastination", "not meeting expectations" "just hard on myself" NOT ENOUGH -Also disguised as "insecurity," "self-doubt," "who I am syndrome," "I don't matter", "I don't have anything to offer," "not skinny enough" WHAT IS YOUR CORE STORY? -The core story of the world is "more" EACH "NOT ENOUGH" MANIFESTATION IS A CHAIN LINK List out your "not enough" and pay attention to what your mind has told you. Managing the mind is more important than managing one's health - because every element of physical health manifests itself from our mental state first. NOW, IT'S TIME TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN We don't do this on our own. We do it in a community. We do it by surrendering to God. We do it by recognizing that what we've done on our own in the past hasn't worked. We do it by daring to be different. KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT: PEACE OR PRESSURE To overcome "not enough" I meditate upon how I want to feel in life. I used to live a life of pressure and performance - and still do from time to time, but it drove me into a cycle of crazy and lack of fulfillment. The opposite of what I have known is simple: it is peace. In fact, the real benefit of confidence, real confidence, if you were to break it down, is peace. Peace in who we are. Peace in our place in the world. Peace in our relationships. Peace in our purpose. Peace in our provision. Peace in our body. Peace in our personality. Peace in our giftings and strengths. Peace is acceptance and celebration. It is freedom. Freedom from striving. Freedom from pressure. Freedom from scarcity. Freedom from  comparison. Freedom from worry and anxiety. Freedom from proving oneself. Freedom from not having value. Freedom from "not enough." Mantra to release yourself when feeling triggered: "I choose peace."  ANNOUNCEMENTS: The College of Confidence is your simple way to confidently show up in your life with more courage. Create authentic traction towards your goals, silence the self-doubt that is keeping you back,
Mar 12, 2019
#308: BODY CONFIDENCE IN A WAY YOU’VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT
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BODY CONFIDENCE IN A WAY YOU'VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT  PODCAST #308 This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: How to use touch to get back in touch with your body What does body confidence mean Understanding what about your body is really tripping you up or keeping you down The switch that changed my stress-levels about my body SPONSORSHIP NOTES:  This episode is brought to you today by my FREE micro-course, the Quick Confidence Boost. That little voice inside that's telling you-you're not enough? It's lying. It's mean. It's a bully. And it's keeping you from the life God created you to live. I say "no more!" My self-bully used to shame me. It kept me small, scared and in a state of self-sabotage. Then I got tired of it, and I learned how to stand up to the bully. I'll teach you the step-by-step process to start doing the same thing. Join my FREE micro-course, a 7-day confidence coaching course, and you feel changes in your internal self-talk with these quick, 3-minute FREE coaching videos. I spent too many years of my life silenced by self-doubt. I will do anything in my power to help free other women from having to suffer any longer. You were created to shine light into this world, but to shine brightly we've gotta get rid of the bully that's keeping you from living muted. Start the FREE micro-course today at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Swidz! "Obsessed with Trish" I've been meaning to write a review for a WHILE now. Trish Blackwell is an absolutely incredible person and confidence coach. Whenever I am feeling down, I immediately turn to her positive words of encouragement and it immediately brightens my day. She is real and doesn't hold back from sharing her struggles from her past and day to day life. My sister found this podcast when she was going through a very tough time in her life and shared it with me. And I can say with confidence that this podcast saved her and I cannot thank Trish enough for that. Through tough days or good days, Trish is a voice to be listened to! She's a superstar and I am forever grateful for her. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! HOW TO USE TOUCH TO GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH YOUR BODY You are fearfully and wonderfully made. But are you treating your body that way? Do you really appreciate your body for the miracle it is? For the wondrous things, it does? Touch and thank-you technique. Touch a body part. Thank God for creating this part of you. Thank your body for being your body. Touch and say thank you specifically for how this part looks. Touch and say thank you specifically for something this part allows you to do. Move onto the next body part. A few other touch methods. > Lotion and self-acceptance love > Two-hand heart touch + speaking to your inner child. > Stretch and touch with breath work. UNDERSTANDING WHAT ABOUT YOUR BODY IS REALLY TRIPPING YOU UP OR KEEPING YOU DOWN What story have you told yourself about yourself? Do you really see yourself as others see you? What would happen if you got a professional photo shoot done? How would the people who love you the most describe your body? What would happen if you just accepted yourself? Are you afraid to let go of your own self-hate? Do you feel like you're supposed to be dissatisfied? How is not liking your body serving you? What is it doing for you? Do you really want to change and to feel free, or do you like the comfort of having this be your main problem and main excuse? What facade is your body image issue really protecting you from? I didn't think loving my body or being healthy was allowed to be easy. I felt uncomfortable liking my body, because what if no one else thought I was okay and I did? I liked hiding from my real pain by numbing myself with body loathing. THE SWITCH THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR ME Focus on what your body does and how it feels, not on what it looks like. I want to snowboard when I'm 77.
Mar 05, 2019
#307: OVERWHELM IS POISONING YOU – HOW TO STOP IT
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OVERWHELM IS POISONING YOU - HOW TO STOP IT  PODCAST #307 This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: Overwhelm, what is it and how is it poisoning you? Finding the definition of overwhelm How does the poison of overwhelm work? 7 things you can do to stop overwhelm, starting today. SPONSORSHIP NOTES:  This episode is brought to you today by my FREE micro-course, the Quick Confidence Boost.  That little voice inside that's telling you-you're not enough? It's lying. It's mean. It's a bully. And it's keeping you from the life God created you to live. I say "no more!" My self-bully used to shame me. It kept me small, scared and in a state of self-sabotage. Then I got tired of it, and I learned how to stand up to the bully. I'll teach you the step-by-step process to start doing the same thing. Join my FREE micro-course, a 7-day confidence coaching course, and you feel changes in your internal self-talk with these quick, 3-minute FREE coaching videos. I spent too many years of my life silenced by self-doubt. I will do anything in my power to help free other women from having to suffer any longer. You were created to shine light into this world, but to shine brightly we've gotta get rid of the bully that's keeping you from living muted. Start the FREE micro-course today at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Jo-Lee Woods "Where have you been all my life?!" I went into 2019 with the goal of increasing my confidence. I didn't know exactly what would entail or how I was going to do it but listening to Trish has been the best thing God could have sent my way. She has made me start to really dig deep into who I am and asks questions to get to the root of where my insecurities lie Within the short time I've been listening I can see tremendous steps toward a living a life of confidence.e I've recommended this podcast to numerous family and friends after seeing how much Trish has been able to help me! OVERWHELM, WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT POISONING YOU? It's a victim mindset. A mindset that says things are happening to you, rather than you are living your life through a set of circumstances. Overwhelm is fear-based. It's a result of poor time management, lack of prioritization, perfectionistic expectations, people pleasing, performance-based-worth life theories. It happens from not thinking intentionally - it's careless thinking. It happens when we step away from faith and try to do it all on our own ... whether that is simply not asking for help from others and being a control freak, or if it means that we're not reaching out to the God of the universe, the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, all-loving God who created us and who wants to walk alongside us. Take yourself out of the "I'm so overwhelmed state" There will always be "things" to do - the option to "feel behind" or "not enough" will always be a choice. Most people choose this choice, but will you choose the road less traveled? Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves, no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost HOW DOES OVERWHELM'S POISON WORK? It convinces you of time scarcity. It makes you feel like an impostor and unworthy. It makes you small and scared. It makes everything twice as hard as it actually is. It is an emotional arsonist.
Feb 26, 2019
#306: GOD SAYS YOU ARE WONDERFUL: HOW TO BELIEVE IT
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GOD SAYS YOU ARE WONDERFUL: HOW TO BELIEVE IT.  PODCAST #306 This week on The Confidence Podcast, we're chatting about: Why does God think you're wonderful in the first place? Is this really true? 5 lifestyle steps to take daily to activate this from your head to your heart How to believe that you are wonderful in an active, real-life, confident way God says this is true! SPONSORSHIP NOTE:  This episode is brought to you today by my FREE micro-course, the Quick Confidence Boost. That little voice inside that's telling you-you're not enough? It's lying. It's mean. It's a bully. And it's keeping you from the life God created you to live. I say "no more!" My self-bully used to shame me. It kept me small, scared and in a state of self-sabotage. Then I got tired of it, and I learned how to stand up to the bully. I'll teach you the step-by-step process to start doing the same thing. Join my FREE micro-course, a 7-day confidence coaching course, and you feel changes in your internal self-talk with these quick, 3-minute FREE coaching videos. I spent too many years of my life silenced by self-doubt. I will do anything in my power to help free other women from having to suffer any longer. You were created to shine light into this world, but to shine brightly we've gotta get rid of the bully that's keeping you from living muted. Start the FREE micro-course today at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Mermaid13355 Before listening to your podcast, I was always the victim of my dramas, I was safely on the sidelines of life...outside looking in, my mind was stuck in my regrets of the past, or paralyzed with dread of the future. After years of listening to your podcasts, and becoming a recent member of The College of Confidence, I have a lot more moments of being victorious rather than a victim. I am more present in my moments rather than transpired to past or future. I have learned to say yes to events and people that sparkle my soul and say no to events and people that are toxic. I am giving back more to my world...and this feels awesome! Thank you, Trish...God has given you a gift to inspire others to choose joy instead of sadness in their lives! GOD SAYS ARE YOU WONDERFUL, WHY? Because you have a life. Because He does not make mistakes. Because this world needs light, love and of the 7 billion+ humans alive right now, there needed to be you. Because there is no one who has existed before like you. Because you are fearfully and wonderfully made - look at the science of biology and the chances of you being born. (1 in 400 trillion) Because you are valuable and have dignity. Do you realize what has to happen for you to be born, and the chances you came out as you? The odds of you being born as you are about 1 in 400 trillion, or more. OK, I GET IT, NOW WHAT? 5 LIFESTYLE STEPS TO TAKE DAILY. Write out your power truth of the day. Have an active plan to detox negative, distracted thinking that doesn't serve you. (gratitude, old vs new me, action, breath work, anxiety) Live with a mindset of simplicity. (don't overcomplicate, reduce comparison, limit technology, track how you spend your time and know what you want) Spend time with God (ask for Him to show you what He sees in you) Get obsessed with the positive and with your ownership over your feelings (process your feelings, your thoughts, your perspective, your statements - "I'm so busy" > Hunter boots example, slow down, take action and prove to yourself that you aren't actually as busy as you think" BELIEVE IT INTO AN ACTIVE PLACE Repeat, repeat, repeat. Focus on progressive growth and micro-belief changes. It's more important to believe hard than to work hard. Figure out what is keeping you from believing how you should. You are important not because of what you do, because of how busy you are, but because of you. Listen, this is radical. This is bold. This is unusual living. But for me,
Feb 19, 2019
#305: HOW TO SILENCE SELF-DOUBT FOR GOOD
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The thing that is keeping you from reaching your goals, from the relationships you crave to have, or from feeling completely comfortable and confident in your skin isn't as complicated as you think. It's self-doubt that is sabotaging your confidence. Self-doubt manifests itself at different times of day and in different ways for different people ... in this episode we cover all the ways it peeps its ugly head and discuss how to make positive and empowering changes. Learning how to silence self doubt can revolutionize how you feel about yourself and about what is possible for you in life. Learn how to turn down the volume of self-doubt and up the volume of self-belief in this podcast episode, get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/305
Feb 12, 2019
#304:HOW TO BE OKAY WITH THE RISK OF PEOPLE NOT LIKING YOU
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PODCAST 304 HOW TO BE OKAY WITH THE RISK OF PEOPLE NOT LIKING YOU In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: How to be okay with the risk of people not liking you Some ways to dive into taking the risk of being yourself The most freeing question to ask yourself SPONSORSHIP: This episode is brought to you today by my FREE micro-course, the Quick Confidence Boost. That little voice inside that's telling you-you're not enough? It's lying. It's mean. It's a bully. And it's keeping you from the life God created you to live. 🏻 I say "no more!" My self-bully used to shame me. It kept me small, scared and in a state of self-sabotage. 🏼‍♀️ Then I got tired of it, and I learned how to stand up to the bully. 🏻 I'll teach you the step-by-step process to start doing the same thing. Join my FREE micro-course, a 7-day confidence coaching course, and you feel changes in your internal self-talk with these quick, 3-minute FREE coaching videos. 🏼‍♀️🏻 I spent too many years of my life silenced by self-doubt. I will do anything in my power to help free other women from having to suffer any longer. You were created to shine light into this world,  but to shine brightly we've gotta get rid of the bully that's keeping you from living muted. Start the FREE micro-course today 🏻 at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Almckinney I was looking up podcasts that I could relate to and I stumbled upon Trish Blackwell's podcasts. Let me tell you how awesome she is. I can relate pretty much to a T with everything she talks about. She has a way with her words and putting analogies together to help people understand what she's trying to say the first podcast I listened to brought me into tears because I could relate so well with an email she read that a listener sent in. I feel like God dirtied me to listen to her podcasts to help me with changing my ways of thinking and my mindset. I definitely recommend listening to Trish's podcasts if you struggle with low self-esteem and body image. HOW TO BE OKAY WITH THE RISK OF PEOPLE NOT LIKING YOU Some things to know: The Rule of 50/50. Some people will like you, some won't. This isn't about you, it is about social statistics. Spend Your Emotional Energy on Your Inner Circle Focus more on the people who like you than the people who don't. They are the ones who matter. Embrace being a risk-taker. Anything in life that matters comes with risk. Position your self-view as adventurous. Listen to What You Really Want and Stop Creating Stories that Aren't Happening.  Want to order pizza? Do it.  You don't need to explain yourself to anyone. Everyone Just Wants to Be Part Of People aren't judging you as fiercely as you think they are. They are really actually more worried about you liking them than they are worried about what they think of you. People are Drawn to Authenticity  Remember those people who are wild, themselves and totally inspiring, and remember thinking, gosh, I wish I could be like that? Well, you can be. It's simple, and it's the secret to true confidence ... not only will you free you but you will inspire others as you do. SO, TAKE THE RISK, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? If not being a risk-taker hasn't gotten you where you want to be, or gotten you the level of happiness or confidence you crave, then what do you have to lose by being a little more risky? I was a rule-follower my whole life, and then I decided to do things differently. Because, if we want to see or experience change, then we need to do something to change what we are doing or feeling. For me, a pivotal decision and shift happened by wrapping my mind and heart around the concepts of enthusiasm and adventure.  I want a lifestyle of adventure - I want to make life a terrific adventure, and so I have to choose daily to be less serious, more risky and to have more fun. THE MOST FREEING QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF What's the worst case scenario?  LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:  Hi!
Feb 05, 2019
#303: 10 WAYS TO HAVE BETTER FRIENDSHIPS THAT MATTER
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PODCAST 303 10 WAYS TO HAVE BETTER FRIENDSHIPS THAT MATTER  In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about: The relationship between relationships and confidence 10 ways to have better friendships that matter 3 surprising thing I learned about friendship in the past year  SPONSORSHIP This podcast is sponsored today by my online membership, The College of Confidence, the one-stop membership site for increasing confidence. Enrollment and access has been closed for months, but we are now opening the doors and inviting you to join us for the most affordable and engaging coaching services around. Join us for as low as $20 and get the coaching you need to equip you with confidence as you pursue your calling.  Find out more and get started at www.collegeofconfidence.com The College of Confidence is the essential resource for anyone at any stage of personal confidence growth.  If you're still figuring out how to silence self-doubt or like the reflection you see in the mirror, this is the place for you. Or, if you're already pretty self-assured are just looking for ways to chase your dreams with more courage and gusto, then The College of Confidence can help you get to the next level. With our extensive course library, monthly trainings, live coaching calls and exclusive ask-anything forum, you get the more affordable and accessible coaching support available online. The College of Confidence is a supportive, active community to help you along the way, with feedback, encouragement and advice. Memberships are available, specializing in self-confidence, social confidence and professional confidence and start at the affordable price of just twenty dollars. It the perfect place to be for anyone looking to be free from the bondage of self-doubt or self-sabotage. It is the place where we coach you to step confidently into the calling that God created you to live out. Check it out and join us today at  www.collegeofconfidence.com And of course, y'all know I love me some Beautycounter. If you're into clean eating and tidying up your life, then adding clean beauty is going to be your jam. Go shop and see why I love it so much at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell  REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  haileyes I started listening to your podcast. And since you every day on my way to and from work! I am backtracking on your episodes and trying to catch up! But I also don’t want to catch up because you’re so amazing! You have seriously CHANGED my life. I can relate to a lot of it is! You have helped me overcome my eating disorder. Yes. I can’t believe it myself after all these years trying to get help, if I only know that all I had to do was listen to your podcast. Not only that I’m an entrepreneur and started my own business and you give me all the tools I need to succeed. I could go on anon, I’m so grateful for you and this podcast. It changed my life. I recommend you to everyone. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELATIONSHIPS AND CONFIDENCE We are wired for connection. We were created to contribute. We feel oxytocin when we are in agreement with others. Those feel good feelings translate to our own internal dialogue and give us a natural confidence boost as a result. 10 WAYS TO HAVE BETTER FRIENDSHIPS THAT MATTER Prioritize connecting with others. Practice being vulnerable. Put communication high in your value system Pour out kindness in small ways Pass on judgements, grudges, gossip and criticism Be the first person to say hi, to invite, to reach out, to follow up Be yourself (and don't worry about being nerdy or awkward) Be a good listener and remember what matters Be honest and open about who you are, what you believe and what you care about Be generous with your encouragement and compliments. FOUR SURPRISING THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT FRIENDSHIP IN THE PAST YEAR I need intentional, undistracted social time as much as I need undistracted, prioritized work or business time.
Jan 29, 2019
#302: THE A-Z GUIDE FOR CONFIDENCE
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PODCAST 302  THE A-Z GUIDE FOR CONFIDENCE  In this episode of The Confidence Podcast  we are talking about: The importance of fundamentals in your personal growth How to not feel "behind" in your confidence journey 26 ways to have more confidence  SPONSORSHIP This podcast is sponsored today by my online membership, The College of Confidence, the one-stop membership site for increasing confidence. Enrollment and access has been closed for months, but we are now opening the doors and inviting you to join us for the most affordable and engaging coaching services around. Join us for as low as $20 and get the coaching you need to equip you with confidence as you pursue your calling.  Find out more and get started at www.collegeofconfidence.com The College of Confidence is the essential resource for anyone at any stage of personal confidence growth. If you're still figuring out how to silence self-doubt or like the reflection you see in the mirror, this is the place for you. Or, if you're already pretty self-assured are just looking for ways to chase your dreams with more courage and gusto, then The College of Confidence can help you get to the next level. With our extensive course library, monthly training, live coaching calls and exclusive ask-anything forum, you get the more affordable and accessible coaching support available online. The College of Confidence is a supportive, active community to help you along the way, with feedback, encouragement and advice. Memberships are available, specializing in self-confidence, social confidence and professional confidence and start at the affordable price of just twenty dollars. It the perfect place to be for anyone looking to be free from the bondage of self-doubt or self-sabotage. It is the place where we coach you to step confidently into the calling that God created you to live out. Check it out and join us today at  www.collegeofconfidence.com And of course, y'all know I love me some Beautycounter. If you're into clean eating and tidying up your life, then adding clean beauty is going to be your jam. Go shop and see why I love it so much at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell  REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Meghan1978   THE A-Z OF CONFIDENCE  A  Always be the first to smile. B Breathe with intention, especially when you feel anxious or nervous. C Cultivate courage with every opportunity that presents itself. D Detox comparison of all types from your life. E Explore life as if it were an adventure. F Focus on love, always. G Ground yourself in gratitude. H Help others. I Invest in your personal growth. J Joke around more. K  Keep your mind focused on what matters. L Let go of who you think you should be and be who you are. M Make time for self-care as a priority. N Never compare yourself. Not to others. Not to expectations. Not to your past. Not to where you think you should be. Comparison steals your joy and your ability to be in the present, and it is impossible to be confident unless you are walking in the moment. O Organize your priorities to prevent overwhelm or feeling "behind" P Permit yourself to be yourself, you have permission from God to be so, so why would you ever doubt it Q Question the status quo. R Reenergize and recharge yourself with daily self care and self-kindness. S Stand tall, smile broadly, speak loudly. T Take yourself less seriously than you do. U Understand that you are made with purpose, and to for fill that purpose and make a difference in this world, you need to choose to show up with confidence encourage every day. It is a choice to show up, not something that will come naturally, rather it is something that is done intentionally. V Vulnerability is your greatest guide to authenticity, and authenticity leads to to the confidence flow. W Walk into a room with the intention of making it better because of your loving and encouraging presence. X X is a mark a confident person uses to create boundaries, removing business and over commitment from their ...
Jan 22, 2019
#301: 33 PRACTICAL WAYS TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU
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PODCAST #301: 33 PRACTICAL WAYS TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU In this episode of The Confidence Podcast  we are talking about: How I've struggled with worrying what people think about me in my past (and how I've learned to move past it) Sign to help you know if you struggle with this 33 practical ways to stop worrying about what people think of you SPONSORSHIP This podcast is sponsored today by my online membership, The College of Confidence, the one-stop membership site for increasing confidence. Enrollment and access has been closed for months, but we are now opening the doors and inviting you to join us for the most affordable and engaging coaching services around. Join us for as low as $20 and get the coaching you need to equip you with confidence as you pursue your calling.  Find out more and get started at www.collegeofconfidence.com And of course, y'all know I love me some Beautycounter. If you're into clean eating and tidying up your life, then adding clean beauty is going to be your jam. Go shop and see why I love it so much at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell  REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Mrs. ZQD  I started listening to Trish's podcast after going through a really tough time in my life, mentally. Trish's podcast along with her book have allowed me to work through that in a possible way. I love the different tips, and "homework" she gives you. This par helps the most because you get to journal about your feelings and really think about what you really do want in life. I also LOVE how it is all connected to God. Trish makes you feel comfortable and she doesn't make you feel alone, she is in this with you! I definitely recommend giving it a listen, you won't regret it! HOW I HAVE STRUGGLED WITH THIS IN MY PAST The first time I heard "I beat Trish Blackwell" in the locker room - I realized people talked about me behind my back I wanted people to think I was special - a superstar in swimming; I wanted to be someone people talked about positively Friendships; being an elite athlete, and also homeschooled made me different, I was desperate to fit in and have people like me so I turned into a huge people pleaser. High school; I was the poorest kid in a prestigious boarding school. I relied on kindness and my social leadership skills to be a "social floater" and it worked - everyone "liked" me, but it all felt superficial and I spent enormous amounts of energy managing these relationships, and more importantly, my image. College; wanting to be cool and to be the perfect balance of a Division I student-athlete sorority perfect student with both party friends and Christian friends. Scholarship pressure; fear of not deserving it, impostor syndrome, pressure to perform, worry that people would think I didn't deserve it. Adulthood; dating the wrong men because I wanted status (models, pro athletes), and compromising my values in the process. Partying and acting out someone I wasn't in order to have the respect of cool adults - I wanted the status and image that I was carefree and successful. Body Image; thinking that if I had a perfect body - in high school, college and also as a trainer in my career - that then people would think higher of me or have more respect for me, and for the times (which was most of the time) when I felt like I failed living up to that image, I want to hide from the world and felt like a failure. Hair; my natural insecurity with hair (stemming from a moment I was too sensitive with something my mom said) - fear that I am not pretty and that people are judging me by my hair. Business and my first book / building my brand; putting yourself out vulnerably is terrifying, but in order to help people and serve the audience I felt God was calling me to serve, I knew I had to get over my fear of what people where going to think. I had to focus on who I was helping and put blinders on to the rest. Comparison in general - we can always find people who are "doing bette...
Jan 14, 2019
#300: HOW TO FIND WINS IN YOUR CONFIDENCE GROWTH
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PODCAST #300 HOW TO FIND WINS IN YOUR CONFIDENCE GROWTH  In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're talking about: The secret to learning how to really believe that you are doing better than you think you are and how to celebrate progress, not perfection as you pursue excellence in your life How taking more risks leads to winning more Special Milestone Celebration FREE Coaching Session Announcement! REVIEW OF THE WEEK:  Rebecca9496, "My Favorite Podcast!" I have been a faithful listener for a while now, I originally discovered Trish on 104.7 The Fish and immediately looked up the podcast. I have found so much encouragement, insight, inspiration and just love this podcast so much. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for not only a life coach but someone that they would totally go and grab a coffee or a glass of wine with. Trish has helped me to uncover so many things in my own life, change my perspective on things, and given me inspiration to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to social confidence. Thank you, Trish, for providing such outstanding content, for consistency showing up for us, and just for being you. SPONSORSHIP NOTES: This podcast is sponsored today by my online membership, The College of Confidence, the one-stop membership site for increasing confidence. Enrollment and access have been closed for months, but we are now opening the doors and inviting you to join us for the most affordable and engaging coaching services around. Join us for as low as $20 and get the coaching you need to equip you with confidence as you pursue your calling.  Find out more and get started at www.collegeofconfidence.com This podcast is sponsored in part by my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter has single-handedly transformed my relationship with my skin, with beauty and with my confidence in my self-care routine. More than that, Beautycounter is a company that puts health first and is a company who is making waves in the US and Canada at demanding that other companies do the same. Shop for your own Beautycounter and become a customer of mine (and yes, I love to love on my customers, so you'll hear from me with overwhelming thanks!) at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell HOW TO FIND WINS You're happier and more successful than you might think. Happiness is a state of mind, not a state of conditions. Winning is a mindset shift. Happiness is not far away - but available right now. Believe that you are already winning. Celebrate progress. Proclaim who you want to be - I'm a winner, I'm happy, I'm an action-taker, etc. Practice giving yourself credit for doing better than you think you are .... practice this by looking for champagne moments! LOOK FOR CHAMPAGNE MOMENTS Find them in all areas of your life. Champagne is a mental status, a mindset of excellence and optimism. 507 reviews, we are celebrating our 300th episode! (Let's go for 1K reviews!) Almost 2 million downloads. Listener champagne moments:  Eating disorders healed Major speaking gigs landed Businesses started Debt cleared and financial freedom reached Books are written Podcasts launched Marriages rebuilt Toxic thoughts detoxed Marathons run Self-Kindness and self-forgiveness learned New hobbies explored Friendships improved Career paths decided Charities launched Anxiety and overwhelm quelled Oh, and, as a community, just in the past month, we forged together to give $2,575 to Faith Aid and helped 10+ impoverished children in Africa.  Because of your generosity and your willingness to take action, this podcast community is changing the world, in ways we never imagined we would.  BE A FRIEND TO YOURSELF Speak words of life Know your value ($50 bill example) Train your brain and make it a priority - not a nice-to-do, but a -must-do Make self care a priority Don't compare Show up for yourself Take your wins and champagne moments TAKE MORE RISKS Sitting and wishing does no one any good
Jan 08, 2019
#299: 10 THINGS TO MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR YET
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10 THINGS TO MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR YET PODCAST #299    In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're talking about:   10 things you can do to make this year your best year yet What I'm doing this year that's different than I've ever done before A sneak peak of what to expect for our celebration of the 300 episode mark!       REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    Shelby.Eichstat   BEST LIFE-CHANGING PODCAST I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO!     SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is sponsored in part by my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter has single-handedly transformed my relationship with my skin, with beauty and with my confidence in my self-care routine. More than that, Beautycounter is a company that puts health first and is a company who is making waves in the US and Canada at demanding that other companies do the same. Shop for your own Beautycounter and become a customer of mine (and yes, I love to love on my customers, so you'll hear from me with overwhelming thanks!) at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell         10 THINGS TO MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR YET:   Get a Focus Word -Word of the year -Feeling of the year -The power of power statements and written truths   Get a Goal -A goal is a dream that has a commitment - it is a dream being chased -Know what you want, and what you don't want -Dare to share your goal   Get a Plan -Take your goal and make it manageable -Set up champagne moment celebrations -Write the plan out and create a system   Get Grateful  -Make gratitude a daily practice -Review last year with gratitude lens -Recognize that gratitude separates you from the past you   Get Progress-Obsessed  -Progress, not perfection -Frees you from overthinking, just gets you to take action -Keeps you in your lane, celebrating baby steps and champagne moments Get Boundaries -Social time, work time, fitness time, family time, admin / life time -Seasons of focus throughout the year -Start saying yes to what you want and no to what you don't   Get Connected  -Better relationships, better conversations -Deeper rooted into your community -More present with your family   Get Disconnected  -Be mindful of technology distractions -Turn off the TV and social media at specific times -Detox the comparison feeding machine   Get a Coach -Coaches help you make yourself value, give you radical follow-through -You aren't on your own -Everyone needs strategy, guidance and encouragement. You can't afford to not get a coach!   Get in a Mastermind -We become who we surround ourselves with -Personal growth and dream chasing doesn't have to feel so lonely -The College of Confidence is the perfect place to start!     WHAT I'M DOING DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR   I'm slowing down - stressing less, sleeping more, simply being present. I'm challenging my mindset limitations. I'm praying through the concept of "being enough" and "being loved." I'm deciding to be different than the world around me.           ANNOUNCEMENTS:    Annual Guidebook! Get your growth with a guide and take some of the guesswork out of it for yourself, for FREE! Download your copy of the 2019 Guidebook at www.trishblackwell.com/guidebook   DRUM ROLL.....NEXT WEEK!   Join me for a live workshop on Facebook,  How to Silence Self-Doubt  2019! Save your spot for FREE at www.trishblackwell.com/silenceselfdoubt     College of Confidence!    Our doors are open again!!! Go to www.collegeofconfidence.com and enroll today!   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE   Thanks for the motivational email I am at a stagnant stage of my life where I feel whatever I do is to no avail. I have tried to have a business but due to lack of financing it was never possible as I am writing I am depressed because I feel like my life is destined for failure I am kind help people but no one seem to want to help me even my husband will help but if things don’t work out he will remind...
Jan 01, 2019
#298: HOW TO SET GOALS SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE NEW YEAR
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HOW TO SET GOALS SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE NEW YEAR PODCAST #298   In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're talking about: Successful goal setting How to follow through with more consistency than ever before What to do to make sure you succeed this year           SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is sponsored in part by my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter has single-handedly transformed my relationship with my skin, with beauty and with my confidence in my self-care routine. More than that, Beautycounter is a company that puts health first and is a company who is making waves in the US and Canada at demanding that other companies do the same. Shop for your own Beautycounter and become a customer of mine (and yes, I love to love on my customers, so you'll hear from me with overwhelming thanks!) at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell     REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    Dani528<3 Inspirational 5Stars!   Tris is so uplifting and encouraging! It is evident that she cares about her listeners and empowering other women. I love listening to her podcasts on my commute on the way to work or school in the morning. It works to set a positive vibe for the day to come. Thanks for all of your dedication and advice Trish!     BE SINGULARLY FOCUSED   Pick one goal that matters the most to you. Write it down every day.   Bonus -  You can think about one major goal for every area of your life.   How to not get overwhelmed -  Set up accountability Simply and don't overcommit Create a schedule, break it down into bites Identify how PROGRESS makes you feel - and that progress is happiness.   Personally - I love a word of the year. I love doing my Annual Guidebook. I love setting categories. I love creating an image for myself to see. I love having a main goal for each area of my life. I love having family specific and travel goals. I love and hyper focus on my experience goal - my soul goal.       SEE YOURSELF AS YOU WANT TO BE + DON'T OVERTHINK IT!   -Pull-up story -One singular goal - that made me uncomfortable -Wrote it down   Thinking affects our physical performance by 50% Use descriptive words that move you and change you - that speak to the person you are becoming Speak to those you love as the person you see them becoming too - practice this on others as you do on yourself     STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS YOU HAVE PUT YOURSELF IN   What do you need to change about yourself this year? What is non-negotiable? What have you continually used as an excuse that needs to go? Why aren't you allowing yourself to grow?   I was scared for years - I stayed in my disorder because I didn't know what life would be like without it. I had fear over not knowing what to do next - but remember, God always brings the teacher when you are ready. You are not alone. You do not have to figure this, life or your next step out alone or on your own.   You are not defined by how many times you haven't succeeded.         ANNOUNCEMENT:    Annual Guidebook! Get your growth with a guide and take some of the guesswork out of it for yourself, for FREE! Download your copy of the 2019 Guidebook at www.trishblackwell.com/guidebook     LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Cindy Wasmundt   Dear Ms. Blackwell,   I’ve just found your podcasts and I believe you creating these are an answer to my prayers.  There is so much I could say, but I won’t at this time.   OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS!!!!   I plan to continue listening.   I was married for 25 years and the majority of it was a nightmare.  Remarried now for 3.5 years.  JESUS IS PERFECT AND HE HAS BLESSED ME IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE!!!   I’m 54 years of age.  I am sharing your podcasts.   THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PODCASTS, and I will add you to my Prayer List.   Love, Cindy
Dec 25, 2018
#297 : HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL READY
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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL READY PODCAST #297       In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   How to make a difference, even when you aren't sure how your little will help The secret to not being overwhelmed when you are trying to help others Where to start when you have a dream to make a difference             SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is sponsored in part by my partnership with Beautycounter. Beautycounter has single-handedly transformed my relationship with my skin, with beauty and with my confidence in my self-care routine. More than that, Beautycounter is a company that puts health first and is a company who is making waves in the US and Canada at demanding that other companies do the same. Shop for your own Beautycounter and become a customer of mine (and yes, I love to love on my customers, so you'll hear from me with overwhelming thanks!) at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell     REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    Lottie6789753   I am a new listener, and Trish has already helped me so much. My favorite podcast episode so far is 293, since I have listened to it I have been trying to replace my negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Thank you so much Trish!   What is episode #293? An episode on GRATITUDE. "Gratitude: The Gateway to the Good Life." You can listen at www.trishblackwell.com/293         We have a special guest, my good friend Lauren Fraher, on today's show, and Lauren will wow you with her and her husbands' story on how they started to change the world, one child at a time.       FAITH AID: MOVE MOUNTAINS  www.faithbasedaid.org   No child should die from treatable conditions.     QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY LAUREN:    1). How did the idea of FaithAid get started? How did you and your husband decide that you could make a difference, that you could be part of moving the mountain of unnecessary child mortality on a different CONTINENT?  Tell us more about The Under Five Initiative and about how your belief that all children deserve a chance at life motivates you.   2). Now, real life questions. How did you not feel overwhelmed? Did you all ever feel less than or underprepared because of your age or because of where you lived?  How do you stay focused on one child at a time when you know you have millions to help?  How the heck do you time manage running a non-profit on another side of the world while raising three kids three and under?   3). I love the statement you make on your website: "Because behind every suffering child is a family praying for a miracle." You see these families yourself, you interact with them, you have their photos on your phone, intermixed between your own children's photos.  .... could you share how your process of selecting who to work with and how to fundraise works for Faith Aid?  How can someone give and/or get involved?   4). Faith Aid is such a shining light of an example that we all can do so much more - that every though we can each find 1000x reasons why it might not work, why we aren't ready to show up for our calling, why we are afraid to try or to put ourselves out there, why we short-sell the difference we can make by making a difference in the life of even just one person ..... what advice / encouragement could you offer to someone listening who knows God has put something on their heart to do in this world, but who don't know (1) where to start (2) how to have the confidence that they really can make a difference and (3) how to really rest in the truth that God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called?     ABOUT LAUREN:   Lauren Fraher is mom to three wonderful kids. She studied English at Creighton University where she met her husband, Jacob. Together, they run Faith Aid a nonprofit that provides access to life saving medical treatment for impoverished Kenyan children.     GET INVOLVED:   Between now, 12/18 and 12/31,
Dec 18, 2018
#296: HOW TO STOP STRESSING YOURSELF OUT WHEN LIFE IS BUSY
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HOW TO STOP STRESSING YOURSELF OUT WHEN LIFE IS BUSY PODCAST #296     In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   Stress and how to reduce it in your life How to be rebellious - in the good girl kind of way that will make you healthier and happier Deciding who will have the louder voice in your life: you or stress           SPONSORSHIP:   This podcast is brought to you by my FREE online confidence course, Quick Confidence Boost, the perfect mindset reset for you to close out 2018 with as you prep your confident mind for all that is to come in 2019. Get the free coaching course now at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost     It is also sponsored by my partnership with Beautycounter; Beautycounter is a beautiful B-Corp company committed to getting safer products in the hands of everyone. If you are passionate about your health and about wellness, but aren't using Beautycounter products yet, then you're missing a huge part of the health equation - that is, making sure that the products you use aren't filled with harmful ingredients.  Shop for your first Beautycounter at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell     REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    eeyore4evr LOVE this podcast. I found it by searching podcasts on the app and I'm so glad I did. Trish is inspiring, confidence-boosting, and is that encouraging coach everyone needs to propel them to action towards achieving their goals. I feel so inspired every time I listen to an episode!     STRESS + HOW TO REDUCE IT     Reference #257, Stress Podcast, listen to it in full to supplement today's show at www.trishblackwell.com/257   Overwhelm happens when we succumb to a stress overload. Decide to live "stress free" If there was one thing to do to improve your health in 2019 it would be to reduce stress completely from your life. For me, detoxing stress from my life is an act of surrender. I have to protect that surrender - it is constantly challenged (by my mom, by old thinking, by the pressures of society, etc.)     HOW TO BE REBELLIOUS - IN THE GOOD WAY   DECIDE TO GO UPSTREAM   -Understand that by saying no to stress, you are going against what's normal -What to expect when you go against the flow (resistance, second guessing, leadership) -Really lock in on what matters to you and on what you want from life -What one area of your life isn't flowing   WHO WILL HAVE THE LOUDER VOICE IN YOUR LIFE    Love or Fear?     LISTENER OF THE WEEK:    Hey Trish,   I just wanted to take 5mins out of my day to touch base with you. I have just read this wonderful email and it really got me thinking - as it really hit home with me.   I am 25 years old, and I have spent 24 years of my life feeling like I wasn't enough - hearing those exact things that society constantly speaks to us, "you're not smart enough, you're not skinny enough, you're not pretty enough, you're not achieving enough". As you say, we hear things like this so consistently that it's a huge battle to break the cycle and realise that there is actually a whole different way of living your life.   This year has been a game changer for me, 1 random post on Facebook began a massive change in my life. That post was either from you or about you - one way or another it lead to me finding your podcast and downloading every episode available on iTunes and starting from the very beginning. You have honestly opened my mind not only to a new way of thinking, but also made me realize that there is a whole other world that I can choose to live my life in - a world that is educating, positive and uplifting and full of great and special people, like those involved in your community.   There is no way to describe the changes you have made to the life of a fairly average 25 year old girl living at the bottom of New Zealand. It's also hard to know how to thank someone who has been so monumental and pivotal in your life. But I wanted you to know,
Dec 11, 2018
#295: THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONFIDENCE
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THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONFIDENCE  PODCAST #295     In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   The most frequently asked questions about confidence in general The questions I am most often asked as a confidence coach about my own confidence How to have more confidence more consistently                SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is brought to you by my FREE online confidence course, Quick Confidence Boost, the perfect mindset reset for you to close out 2018 with as you prep your confident mind for all that is to come in 2019. Get the free coaching course now at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost     REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    Elizabeth727   I'm a fairly new listener ... but I"m going through some rough times in my life and this podcast always provides a positive light and create advice, positive and just so much more! Will definitely be continuing to listen! Update - I've not been listening to Trish for over a year! She is one outs a few podcasts that I listen to regularly. She never fails to provide amazing value and messages that are so relatable and applicable to my life! Trish teaches us how to apply her message and love our best lives! So thankful for you Trish!     THE 5 THINGS PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CONFIDENCE       Does being confident mean that you never felt self-doubt?   Do you have to be extraverted to be confident?   How do you become more confident?   How long does it take to create real change with your confidence?   What's the biggest threat to confidence?  (self-bullying + comparison)       THE 5 THINGS I AM MOST ASKED ABOUT MY CONFIDENCE AS A CONFIDENCE COACH   What do I do when I am feeling insecure, anxious or filled with self-doubt?   How do you and your husband communicate so well together?   What does my day look like / how do I manage my time?   How did I learn to stop beating myself up and really let go of perfectionism?   How do I convince myself that enough is enough when, by nature, I am programmed to do more, more, more?     LISTENER OF THE WEEK:   Hi Trish, I hope all is well!  I am a big fan of yours and hoping you can give me some advice.  I admire the way you created your own business doing what you love to do (help others through podcasting, writing, creating confidence programs, etc.).  I also enjoy self-help and recently started my own blog.  I'm at a difficult point in my career as a teacher and often question whether or not teaching is what I want to do.  Sometimes I think about the idea of creating my own business blogging and creating self-help material.  I'm scared that my business wouldn't be successful, especially since I have very few blog followers right now.  How did you get to where you are now?  How did you make the choice to leave the career field you were in before you started your own business?  How do I know if I should leave what I know and used to love to try something I might like?  Please let me know if you have a podcast episode about this already and I'll definitely check it out.  :) Thanks, Kaitlin
Dec 04, 2018
#294: HOW TO FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
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HOW TO FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT PODCAST #294    In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're talking about: How to fake it till you make it The difference between bad faking it and good faking it How to step into being the person you've always wanted to be           With special guest, someone who has made a significant difference in my own personal life: Caroline Lotinga, Client Strategy Director, MOI Global       REVIEW OF THE WEEK:   Cara Chavez   Trish done a wonderful job with bringing real life issues to the table. Being a person who really has negative thinking about herself, especially coming into  adulthood, Trish has and continues to help me process the daily struggles. She has helped me change my perspective and is teaching me to give myself permission not FORGIVE myself and those around me. I am still on the "struggle bus" but with the help of this podcast, I am slowly getting off that bus!! Go me!     INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE - TAKEAWAYS:   Decide who you want to be, and then have the courage to be that person.   When you step into confidence and into your best self, not everyone will like it - that is the guidance you need to know who to keep in your life and who to let phase out.   Look good, feel good, be good.   Speak up and act your way into confidence.     ANNOUNCEMENTS:   This podcast is sponsored in part today by my upcoming Momboss Mastermind group launching in 2019. If you are a mom and you are an entrepreneur, and you want to double your income and double your free time in 2019 so that you can do more of what makes you happy, then this group is for you. Apply today, applications are closing soon and I don't want you to miss out. Go to www.trishblackwell.com/mastermind for more details!           LISTENER OF THE WEEK:    Marlisa Holester   Hey Trish!! Thank you so much for all your amazing podcasts! I have been a faithful listener of yours for several years now and am so incredibly encouraged and motivated to keep growing. You are one of the most consistent voices of truth in my life and have helped me overcome/continue to work through disordered eating habits, abusive relationships, and self-sabotage as a result of hating myself. I have come a loooong way over the past 2 years but still have such a long way to go. I’m excited to see how God will continue to grow and heal me though.  One really exciting thing I absolutely had to tell you about was me and my husband’s newest venture we just finished. In March of this year we set out to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and have just completed it on the October 14th. What a crazy hard but amazing adventure it was and it was so special to do it together with my husband who is the best man in the world and has been such a strong rock to me through everything. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary out there and are so blessed to have such a happy beautiful relationship and to also be able to complete this epic hiking journey.  I want to thank you though for your consistent truth you speak over us listeners on taking action, doing hard things, and taking control of our own success and happiness!  I did such a 180 turn in my thinking once I started listening and I just want to give you some of the credit for me completing this hike and say a big THANK YOU to you for all you invested in my life through your podcasts. I had down days sometimes on the trail and if I needed a little encouragement, I popped my earbuds in and turned my Trish podcast on! it worked!  Thank you for all the time you put in each week to deliver us listeners an amazing podcast and for faithfully showing up and using your gifts and your stories to bring truth and love to the world! You truly are making a beautiful difference in so many lives!️ -Marlisa P.S. I know you have a full life and not a lot of extra time in your day but in case you want to check it out here is my blog on our Appalachian Trail thru hike...
Nov 27, 2018
#293 : GRATITUDE: THE GATEWAY TO THE GOOD LIFE
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GRATITUDE: THE GATEWAY TO THE GOOD LIFE PODCAST #293    In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, as we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States, we're talking about:   What is the good life anyways, and how can gratitude really get us it?  My gateway moments, my life-altering crossroad moments that have come from gratitude shifts. The practice ways in which I infuse gratitude into my life on a daily basis.          SPONSORSHIP:   This podcast is sponsored in part today by my upcoming Momboss Mastermind group launching in 2019. If you are a mom and you are an entrepreneur, and you want to double your income and double your free time in 2019 so that you can do more of what makes you happy, then this group is for you. Apply today, applications are closing soon and I don't want you to miss out. Go to www.trishblackwell.com/mastermind for more details!     It is also sponsored by my partnership with Beautycounter; Beautycounter is a beautiful B-Corp company committed to getting safer products in the hands of everyone. If you are passionate about your health and about wellness, but aren't using Beautycounter products yet, then you're missing a huge part of the health equation - that is, making sure that the products you use aren't filled with harmful ingredients.  Shop for your first Beautycounter at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell       REVIEW OF THE WEEK:    DarcaJean (Darcy), 5 Stars.   If you're trying to be a better person, this is what you need to listen to. She's real and honest, it's refreshing.     WHAT IS THE GOOD LIFE?   What does it mean to you? What does it mean to me?   To me, the good life is a life of being fully alive.   What does fully alive mean? Descriptions that resonate with me are: present, fully engaged, filled with life, overflowing with love, beating with purpose, connected in relationship, growth-oriented, adventurous, courageous, difference-making, warm and wonderful.   Equally, I need to know what the good life isn't: It isn't defined my money. It doesn't include a weight, stress, achievement, anxiety, comparison, overwhelm or busyness.   MY GATEWAY MOMENTS FROM GRATITUDE   -Being thankful for my own body - gateway to body confidence and eating disorder healing -Being thankful for the quirks of my family - gateway to forgiveness -Being thankful for my weaknesses - gateway to humility and daily reliance on God, also, to taking the pressure off myself -Being thankful for closed doors - gateway to truth, walking in faith, and expecting miracles -Being thankful for my broken heart - gateway to getting to know who I am, what I deserve, and what I wanted in a husband -Being thankful for my worst fear coming true - gateway to appreciating life, for not taking anything for granted, for empathy, for being limitless -Being thankful for my eating disorder and mental illness - gateway to surrender, to understanding the psychology of belonging and acceptance -Being thankful for my son's health issues - gateway to savoring life, to celebrating the gift of modern medicine, to the preciousness of breath -Being thankful for my anxiety issues - gateway to savoring peace and presence and what really matters in life -Being thankful for my loneliness and years of feeling misunderstood / not thinking I had a soulmate - gateway to perfect timing to meet Brandon -Being thankful for my weird passion for language and words - gateway to God's calling for me to use words to help people learn how to think better and to learn how to manipulate and use their words   HOW TO INFUSE GRATITUDE PRACTICES INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE   Gratitude Journaling Thankfulness Pumpkin Gratitude on the Go Worship music Intentional compliments, writing reviews, etc. Gratitude chats at night Family expressions of appreciation and thanks     LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:   Mollie Miller   Thank you for responding. I’m not entirely sure if you will read this or if it’s just an a...
Nov 20, 2018
#292: WHY YOUR WEAKNESS IS A GOOD THING
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Your weakness is a good thing, really. God does miraculous things with our weaknesses, turning our struggles into strength, our messages into our message. Catch this heart-changing interview with Mike Foster and be inspired about what God is going to do with your weakness. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/292
Nov 13, 2018
#291: HOW TO HAVE A VOICE AND MAKE THE CHANGES YOU WANT IN YOUR LIFE
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Learn how to speak up, make your voice heard and have confidence behind what you think and what you belief ... this all comes when you learn to start trusting your voice and the place you have in the world. Once you leverage your voice with confidence it is then that you can create and sustain positive changes in your life. If you want to have more of a voice in this world and if you want to really change something in your life or in the world around you, this episode is for you! Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/291
Nov 06, 2018
#290: SELF-CONFIDENCE SECRETS I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO KNOW
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PODCAST #290 SELF-CONFIDENCE SECRETS I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO KNOW In this episode of #TheConfidnecePodcast we're chatting about: The self-confidence secrets that a confidence coach wants to be sure she is passing down to her daughter An inside look to how I am raising my daughter to learn and master these secrets How to master some of these secrets for yourself, no matter your current age       This podcast is sponsored in part today by my newest program, The Donut Diet.  It’s time to stand up to the bully of shame around food and around your body in your life and to taste the sweetness that life (and food) have to offer!  The Donut Diet is only available for a few weeks, so if you are ready to be done with emotional eating, then get started now at www.thedonutdiet.com   It is also sponsored by my partnership with Beuatycounter; Beautycounter is a beautiful B-Corp company committed to getting safer products in the hands of everyone. If you are passionate about your health and about wellness, but aren't using Beautycounter products yet, then you're missing a huge part of the health equation - that is, making sure that the products you use aren't filled with harmful ingredients.  Shop for your first Beautycounter at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell     THE SELF-CONFIDENCE SECRETS I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO KNOW   Be proud of the space you take up in this world.  Stand tall. Be the first to say hello. Lead with a smile. Don't apologize for who you are. Know that you are here for a reason and pursue that purpose.   Speak up, always. For yourself. For how you feel. To yourself about how you feel. For others. For what is right. For what you want. For your needs and desires.   Push the limits. Stretch your beliefs. Always think bigger. Believe in yourself beyond what seems normal. Speak up and always ask for more. Expect the best. Anticipate a terrific adventure. Work hard and be proud of yourself for your committed ethic.   Love people extravagantly.  Be proactively kind Remember that people need your love Recharge your love by plugging into God daily as a source Love does and wins; the answer is always: love everyone, always. To love others you must love yourself.   Shine, baby, shine.    Pursue your interests, unashamedly. Laughter is a gift of yourself to yourself and to the world Have an internal sense of self worth and self-respect Remember that other peoples actions and opinions aren't your responsibility Control what you can control (you) Have clear goals and embrace risk and failure Do one thing every day that scares you Never settle for less than you deserve, but always be grateful for what you have and for doing your best Most people are more insecure than you think: love on them. Build them up. AN INSIDE LOOK TO HOW I AM PARENTING THESE SECRETS INTO MY DAUGHTER'S LIFE   We have conversations around failure. We are a household that celebrates humility and forgiveness. We wrote out our family values. We encourage adventure. We open up space for a voice to be heard - even our 1-year-olds and our dog's. We do not tolerate limited thinking - we challenge out of the box thinking. We lead by example - we do things that scare us and talk about them. We make all emotions okay to talk about. We do family gratitude sessions before we pray together. We talk a lot about the need for love in this world. We promote acts of kindness and social leadership.   And yes, a three-year-old can catch onto these concepts. It is never too young to start, and never too old to learn these either.   HOW TO MASTER THESE SECRETS FOR YOURSELF   Pick two of the ones listed that most jump out at you and get obsessed with them. Practice them. Write them. Invite a friend to practice them in their life too. Keep it simple, and then move on to the next two that resonate with where you are with your growth. Get a confidence coach.
Oct 30, 2018
#289: HOW TO BE HAPPY WITH WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR JOURNEY
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PODCAST #289: HOW TO BE HAPPY WITH WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR JOURNEY   In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   How to stop comparing yourself to where you think you should be Putting yourself in triage for support from being a self-abuser (disguised as "just being hard on yourself" or as "having high expectations" Figuring out what you really want in life and what will fill you with happiness (and how to get it)    This podcast is sponsored in part today by my newest program, The Donut Diet.  It’s time to stand up to the bully of shame around food and around your body in your life and to taste the sweetness that life (and food) have to offer!  The Donut Diet is only available for a few weeks, so if you are ready to be done with emotional eating, then get started now at www.thedonutdiet.com     HOW TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO WHERE YOU THINK YOU SHOULD BE   Challenge your preexisting definitions of success Get clarity on what you really want in life Perspective shift to a larger lens Ask yourself what really matters Know that you are enough, right now, today, because God says you are     RACE REPORT FROM THE CHICAGO MARATHON   Guidance goals Victory lap Forward is a pace The mind can do immeasurably more than we think it can No one cares My moment of self-betrayal (of turning my back on my pre-programmed self-abuse)   PUTTING YOURSELF IN TRIAGE FOR SELF-ABUSE   Being a jerk to yourself needs to come to a stop at some point. Does it really serve you? What are you getting from it? (False sense of effort or control?, Blame? Excuses? Pain? Distraction?) "I'm just hard on myself" or "I have high expectations" aren't justifiable anymore if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life of meaning Abuse is never okay - so why it is okay to do to yourself?   FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE - AND GOING AFTER IT   My life shifted when I realized I wanted meaning and happiness more than I wanted applause and praise. That said, I am continually reevaluating my goals with money and my business to stay in alignment with what I know I really want because it is easy to get pulled away and to chase some arbitrary measurement of "success". Success is a feeling; a decision you make for yourself, not a measurement or evaluation given to you by someone else.   SUCCESS ISN'T ALWAYS MEASURABLE   Give yourself permission to redefine what success really feels like What do your best days feel like? What matters to you? Success for me is often the opposite of what I originally thought it to be. -It's kicking the status quo. -It's being unapologetic for my truth and beliefs, for my love of the Lord -It's being ridiculously me -It's sitting with a book and laughing with loved ones, being present -It's finding words to describe my feelings and thoughts -It's having freedom - time, financial, body, self-expression   PRACTICE SEEING YOURSELF AS SUCCESSFUL   Give yourself opportunity to be uncomfortable Keep a champagne moments journal Expect the best, not to be confused with having high-expectations Push yourself to believe that life is beautiful, and to live it beautifully   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   MOMBOSS MASTERMIND  My high-level mastermind for motivated mombosses is now open!  I am limiting the group to 8 people and it will be an application process only. Applications are now available atwww.trishblackwell.com/mastermind. The mastermind will include individual and group coaching, online as well as in person, with the goal to help you double your revenue and double your free time at the same time so that you can be both a better, more present mom and a better, more productive entrepreneur.  I’m already dreaming about what the retreat weekends are going to look like for us and can’t wait to make this happen – it will be lifestyle changing and business changing!  Qualifications: you must have clear revenue business goals,
Oct 23, 2018
#288: AN UNEXPECTEDLY SIMPLE SOLUTION TO BETTER BODY CONFIDENCE
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PODCAST #288 AN UNEXPECTEDLY SIMPLE SOLUTION TO BETTER BODY CONFIDENCE   In this podcast we're chatting about: How to proudly and confidently take up the space that your body takes in this world without apologies, excuses or insecurities. A pyschotherapists take on simplifying the body confidence equation Some suggested next steps for anyone who feels stuck in a tumultuous eating relationship or toxic body image conundrum.    This podcast is sponsored in part today by my newest program, The Donut Diet.  It’s time to stand up to the bully of shame around food and around your body in your life and to taste the sweetness that life (and food) have to offer!  The Donut Diet is only available for a few weeks, so if you are ready to be done with emotional eating, then get started now at www.thedonutdiet.com         PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAUTYCOUNTER   You are beautiful, and you are mindful about your health and wellness in so many areas of your life already, right? Like with working out and with what you eat? So, isn't it time that you consider the importance of the ingredients in the products you use for your personal care and cosmetics too?  That's why I'm obsessed with Beautycounter; Beautycounter has the strictest standards of safety in the industry and it is a company for good that does good.  Get your own Beautycounter products at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell.  If you have been looking for a way to make an income and an impact at the same time, then you might have just found what you are looking for with Beautycounter. Message me and let's chat about how I could personally mentor you to grow a Beautycounter business of your own.     ITUNES REVIEW OF THE WEEK:   Butterflyd I'm so grateful to have found this podcast! Listening to Trish has changed my life!   ABOUT OUR GUEST SARAH PANNELL:  Whole Embodied Psychotherapy  https://www.wepsychotherapy.org   Come as you are. All of you is welcome here.  Life can be painful.  Pain comes in many shapes and sizes, as do the ways in which we have coped.  If the struggle is anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, depression or struggles with your body or with food, the pain is real and it's worthy of the attention and care needed to help you thrive once more.  While you may feel like the only one, you are not and you do not need to face these struggles on your own.   Specializing in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and eating disorders, first and foremost, Sarah Pannell is a friend of mine. Sarah is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in both California and in Georgia. Sarah uses an integrated approach to therapy which includes exploring the biological, psychological, social and environmental aspects which are impacting the client or family. Her training in family systems allows Sarah to not only see an individual’s context but the larger picture of family dynamics and societal influences. Sarah has experience working with clients struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, depression, mood dysregulation, substance abuse and relationship issues.  She works with clients from 12 years old through adulthood as individuals, couples or families. Sarah has experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, genders, immigration statuses, sexual orientations, ages, body sizes, etc, and welcomes the opportunity to work with any human being.  She has also had the opportunity to live abroad in various countries, she recognizes the importance of cultural sensitivity.  Sarah believes that all humans, and all bodies deserve respect, and practices from the philosophy of Health at Every Size (HAES). Sarah is the former Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Information Network and currently serves on the organization's Medical Advisory Council.  She is the treasurer of the board for ASDAH (Association of Size Diversity And Health).
Oct 16, 2018
#287: HOW TO GET RID OF SOCIAL ANXIETY AND SELF-DOUBT
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PODCAST #287  HOW TO GET RID OF SOCIAL ANXIETY AND SELF-DOUBT     Today on The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about The classifiers and fine points between social anxiety and social confidence The difference between humility, pride and self-assurance 7 simple ways to silence your inner self-doubt   This podcast is sponsored in part today by my newest program, The Donut Diet.  It's time to stand up to the bully of shame around food and around your body in your life and to taste the sweetness that life (and food) have to offer!  The Donut Diet is only available for a few weeks, so if you are ready to be done with emotional eating, then get started now at www.thedonutdiet.com           QUOTES ON SOCIAL CONFIDENCE:   Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss   Whether you think you can or think you can't— you are right. ~Henry Ford   The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown   Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. ~William James   “Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.” ― Ray Bradbury     THE SMALL STEPS TO SHIFT FROM SOCIAL ANXIETY TO SOCIAL CONFIDENCE   Put yourself in everyone else's insecurity Focus on love and kindness Realize people are thinking less about you and more about themselves Stop waiting and start leading - opening conversations Remember that everyone is holding their breath and waiting to be "part of"   WARBY PARKER SPONSORSHIP   One of the things that has been giving me social confidence recently has been my transition to glasses. For real, as someone who never wore glasses in their life, but recently found out they needed them, I couldn't be happier because I absolutely love how stylish my look has gotten, and you better believe there's only one company I trust to do that: Warby Parker.  First off, let's face it, buying glasses can be expensive, annoying, and overwhelming. Warby Parker has the answer. By cutting out the middleman, and selling directly to customers online and in their stores, Warby Parker is able to provide high-quality, great looking eyewear at a fraction of the usual price. The prescription glasses start at $95. This includes frames, lenses, and coatings. Ya'll, did I mention that they're stylish and that I get compliments every single time I wear mine?!  The people behind Warby Parker feel that glasses should not cost more than your phone. You might be thinking how you could possibly buy eyeglasses online, well, with Warby Parker that's like the best part. Warby Parker has a completely free at-home try on program, you can order five pairs of glasses online and have them shipped directly to your home or office. You then have five days to try them on and show friends and family for an honest opinion on what looks best, and then you just use the pre-paid free shipping label to return the samples. It’s 100% free, really easy and actually super fun. Go ahead, upgrade your glasses style and confidence and go to warbyparker.com/confidence and order your part favorite pair. (By the way, they'll even call your doctor if you don’t have a prescription handy go to worry – that’s WARBY Parker.com/confidence to get started with a free home try-on.)     THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIDE AND SELF-ASSURANCE    The prideful person doesn't:  accept help or admit to needing help accept that they can be wrong accept that they are obsessed with self-glorification take others into account focus on building others up wants to be the best / obsessed with competition instead of collaboration goes alone at everything accept criticism or critic openly believe in growth mindset     The confident person does: seeks advice and counsel works at collaboration is mindful about their flaws and is growing in thos...
Oct 09, 2018
#286: WHY EMOTIONAL EATING HAPPENS AND HOW TO STOP IT
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PODCAST #286 WHY EMOTIONL EATING HAPPENS AND HOW TO STOP IT     In this podcast we're chatting about:   What binge eating is and why it happens, and my personal story with it.  How to step out of shame and into strength with your eating habits Three next-steps to help you be free from the unpredictable tyranny of food           PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAUTYCOUNTER   You are beautiful, and you are mindful about your health and wellness in so many areas of your life already, right? Like with working out and with what you eat? So, isn't it time that you consider the importance of the ingredients in the products you use for your personal care and cosmetics too?  That's why I'm obsessed with Beautycounter; Beautycounter has the strictest standards of safety in the industry and it is a company for good that does good.  Get your own Beautycounter products at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell.  If you have been looking for a way to make an income and an impact at the same time, then you might have just found what you are looking for with Beautycounter. Message me and let's chat about how I could personally mentor you to grow a Beautycounter business of your own.           MY STORY:   Binge eating starting in high school; result of extremely restrictive diet and out of frustration over body changing and athletic performance declining. I felt and experienced silencing shame and self-hatred as a result of my binges. Certain seasons of my relationship with food could be classified as binging, certain as emotional eating; both seasons carried deep shame and isolation / fear. These patterns made me feel unworthy, ugly - inside and out, and small. Freedom from therapy, prayer, and the final decision to take a chance on creating new patterns. I faced my real fears and gave myself permission to be seen - not for how I perform, but for who I am. Sometimes that still feels scary, but I have learned that if you lean into the fear, the fear becomes quieter and you become stronger in who you are. I had to learn that I didn't need to be bound by shame, and that my eating habits weren't embarrassing or "bad" ... I had to rework my entire approach and view of food and of my body. You can read more about that journey of transformation in my book The Skinny, Sexy Mind.       WHAT IS BINGE EATING VS. EMOTIONAL EATING:   What's the difference between binge eating and emotional eating?   Binge eating: the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time. Emotional eating: using food to make yourself feel better; eating to satisfy emotional needs instead of to satisfy hunger   An invisible illness - a secret shame. But really, it's not bad - it's just a red flag that change needs to happen. Impacts MILLIONS of people; 30 million in the US alone with eating disorders. It is estimated that 5 million women and 3 million men suffer with binging.       National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/beyond-hunger-struggling-binge-eating-disorder   We need to get the word out that binge eating disorder is a real eating disorder that does not materialize from one’s lack of will power. BED is a psychological disorder and getting appropriate treatment is key to recovering. Early intervention is important for increasing the probability of a successful recovery. If you recognize the following warning signs in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to reach out and receive the help you/they deserve. Feeling guilty, disgusted or depressed after eating or overeating Desperation to control weight and eating habits Feeling stress or tension that is only relieved by eating Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret Inability to stop eating or to control what you’re eating Feeling numb while bingeing—like you’re not really there or you’re on autopilot Rapidly eating large amounts of food Eating even when you're full
Oct 02, 2018
#285: HOW TO STOP USING PROCRASTINATION AS AN EXCUSE
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PODCAST #285 HOW TO STOP USING PROCRASTINATION AS AN EXCUSE       In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   How to stop procrastinating A flip of the lens on how to look at your time management Strategies on how to stop lying to yourself about your motivation and follow-through      PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAUTYCOUNTER   You are beautiful, and you are mindful about your health and wellness in so many areas of your life already, right? Like with working out and with what you eat? So, isn't it time that you consider the importance of the ingredients in the products you use for your personal care and cosmetics too?  That's why I'm obsessed with Beautycounter; Beautycounter has the strictest standards of safety in the industry and it is a company for good that does good.  Get your own Beautycounter products at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell.  If you have been looking for a way to make an income and an impact at the same time, then you might have just found what you are looking for with Beautycounter. Message me and let's chat about how I could personally mentor you to grow a Beautycounter business of your own.   HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING:   To stop using procrastination as an excuse we have to first understand why we procrastinate in the first place. Some of the reasons why we procrastinate:   Lack of structure. Time scarcity. Mismanagement of priorities. Laziness. Avoidance of unpleasant tasks. Anxiety and worthiness misconceptions. Confidence of capability.     We create our our pressures. The lie of time. The Tetris effect - putting our focus on why we can't do something perpetuates the limitation that we have falsely created   Procrastination is not your safety net. It will not keep you safe, so stop pretending that it will.   TIME MANAGEMENT TRICKS TO MINIMIZE PROCRASTINATION   Time allocation exercise. How will you spend your 24 hours? What does an ideal day actually look like for you?   Use your timer on your watch to set time limits to your activities and to your to-do list. The things we have to do expand or contract into the amount of time we allot for them, so remember that you are in control of your time; time is not in control of you!     HOW TO FOLLOW THROUGH MORE AND PROCRASTINATE LESS:   Get fired up - have purpose Stop selling yourself short. Refuse to play small. Recognize that procrastination is actually selfish. Don't be a jerk to the world.   Know what you actually want. Delegate what you are putting off, or put on your britches and just get it done. Stop overthinking - don't create mountains that aren't there.     Remember these things: You have more than enough time. You can do hard things. You aren't suffering as much as you think you are.     MOMBOSS MASTERMIND  I’m unofficially starting to launch a high-level mastermind for motivated mombosses.  I am limiting the group to 8 people and it will be an application process only.  We will be starting late Fall or early 2019, but I will be taking applications starting in September, so if you are interested in applying, email me at trish@trishblackwell.com.   The mastermind will include individual and group coaching, online as well as in person, with the goal to help you double your revenue and double your free time at the same time so that you can be both a better, more present mom and a better, more productive entrepreneur.  I’m already dreaming about what the retreat weekends are going to look like for us and can’t wait to make this happen – it will be lifestyle changing and business changing!  Qualifications: you must have clear revenue business goals, you must have clear lifestyle goals for you and your family, and you must be willing to prioritize this mastermind with a year-long commitment.   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   We are closing the doors to The College of Confidence this month ... and they won't reopen until 2019, so if you know that you want more support, more Trish,
Sep 25, 2018
#284: HOW YOUR COURAGE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
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HOW YOUR COURAGE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD   PODCAST #284 Headbands of Hope, Jess Ekstrom       In this episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we're chatting with impact-maker, dream-chaser special guess Jess Ekstrom from Headbands of Hope about courage. Specifically we'll be chatting about:   How to start thinking about yourself as courageous, even if you feel like a chicken or scardy cat most of the time The secret to staying motivated through the small efforts you make even though it can feel overwhelming as you make efforts to change the world for the better Overcoming the whispers of imposter syndrome when you have big goals for yourself, your life and your legacy in this world                PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAUTYCOUNTER   You are beautiful, and you are mindful about your health and wellness in so many areas of your life already, right? Like with working out and with what you eat? So, isn't it time that you consider the importance of the ingredients in the products you use for your personal care and cosmetics too?  That's why I'm obsessed with Beautycounter; Beautycounter has the strictest standards of safety in the industry and it is a company for good that does good.  Get your own Beautycounter products at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell.  If you have been looking for a way to make an income and an impact at the same time, then you might have just found what you are looking for with Beautycounter. Message me and let's chat about how I could personally mentor you to grow a Beautycounter business of your own.       ABOUT HEADBANDS OF HOPE:   Inspired by a summer internship at a wish-granting organization, Jess saw a lot of kids loved to wear headbands after losing their hair to chemotherapy. She did a Google search and realized that there were no businesses donating headbands to kids with cancer, only wigs and hats. Jess started Headbands of Hope out of her dorm room in college with two headbands, her computer, and a burning passion to help these kids (and a lot of coffee).     Today, Headbands of Hope is carried in thousands of stores across the world. They've been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Vanity Fair, Seventeen Magazine, and even supported by celebrities like Lea Michele, Lauren Conrad, Kelsea Ballerini, Lili Reinhart and more. But more importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every children's hospital in America and 15 countries. When you order a headband, you'll even receive a donation confirmation stating the exact hospital your purchase benefitted.   ABOUT JESS EKSTROM  What Jess is Really Good At: Running Headbands of Hope, her social enterprise that impacts hundreds of thousands of kids with cancer around the world Speaking about creating meaning in your work and navigating failure with purpose Making people laugh (one of her most consistent praises in testimonials!) Ping Pong Playing with kids and dogs Coaching women to share their story as a professional speaker Making inboxes more fun every Wednesday What Jess is Working On: Using her GPS too much Trying to stop dabbing Sharing food Stretching so she can touch her toes one day Toning down her competitive spirit Reading celebrity gossip Talking about her dog too much   LINKS YOU WANNA KNOW ABOUT!    DISCOUNT CODE: Use the code "confidence" for 20% off at www.headbandsofhope.com   LINKS: www.micdropworkshop.com www.instagram.com/jess_ekstrom 7 day positivity guide: http://www.jessekstrom.com/weekly-wink.html     QUESTIONS COVERED BY JESS IN TODAY'S SHOW:    Have you always thought of yourself as confident or courageous?   At what point in your Headbands of Hope journey did you realize that it was growing into something mega big that was going to change lives - like, lots of lives?   What does daily courage look like for you as you grow your businesses?   Do you ever get overwhelmed with the number of people you want to help and then feel helples...
Sep 18, 2018
#283: HOW TO BE FREE FROM CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
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PODCAST #283  HOW TO BE FREE FROM CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK    In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we're chatting about:   10 Ways to Care Less About What Other People Think of You  The Power Behind "Being You" How to Figure out HOW to "Be You"            PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAUTYCOUNTER   You are beautiful, and you are mindful about your health and wellness in so many areas of your life already, right? Like with working out and with what you eat? So, isn't it time that you consider the importance of the ingredients in the products you use for your personal care and cosmetics too?  That's why I'm obsessed with Beautycounter; Beautycounter has the strictest standards of safety in the industry and it is a company for good that does good.  Get your own Beautycounter products at beautycounter.com/trishblackwell.  If you have been looking for a way to make an income and an impact at the same time, then you might have just found what you are looking for with Beautycounter. Message me and let's chat about how I could personally mentor you to grow a Beautycounter business of your own.     10 WAYS TO CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU    Learn to value what's important to you. Simplify your thinking / Know when you're overthinking. Get the right tribe. / Surround yourself with good people. Stop apologizing. Remember that no-one really cares. You can't please everyone, so stop wasting your energy trying. Practicing putting yourself out there and being your true self. Do one thing every day that scares you. Accept help (seek coaching, therapy, books) 10.Be your own friend / learn to like yourself     THE POWER BEHIND BEING YOU   Be you, be free. There's a reason why that's my tagline. I spent years not being fully me - out of fear, and it kept me sidelined. Sound of Music mountaintop freedom - how do you make your hills alive?     HOW TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BE YOU   -Identify exactly who and what are holding you back -What story do you tell yourself that people say about you or will say about you? -Identify what makes your heart sing -Respect that we all have different opinions -Realize that people are thinking less about you than you think they are -Be someone who consistently contributes (kindness, helpfulness, compliments, encouragement, etc.) -Living by other people's expectations will leave you empty -If it's important to you why does it matter what anyone else thinks   -Figure out who you are - who the 4th bucket it - and then do what you need to do to fill that bucket. Filling the bucket of other people's expectations is like filling a bottomless bucket - never ending. -Control what you can (which is never the opinions of others!) -Stop expecting to get what you need from people who can't give it to you (affirmation, etc.)     MOMBOSS MASTERMIND  I’m unofficially starting to launch a high-level mastermind for motivated mombosses.  I am limiting the group to 8 people and it will be an application process only.  We will be starting late fall or early 2019, but I will be taking applications starting in September, so if you are interested in applying, email me at trish@trishblackwell.com.   The mastermind will include individual and group coaching, online as well as in person, with the goal to help you double your revenue and double your free time at the same time so that you can be both a better, more present mom and a better, more productive entrepreneur.  I’m already dreaming about what the retreat weekends are going to look like for us and can’t wait to make this happen – it will be lifestyle changing and business changing!  Qualifications: you must have clear revenue business goals, you must have clear lifestyle goals for you and your family, and you must be willing to prioritize this mastermind with a year-long commitment.   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   We are closing the doors to The College of Confidence this month ...
Sep 11, 2018
#282: HOW TO HAVE LESS SELF-DOUBT AND MORE SELF-BELIEF
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PODCAST #282 HOW TO HAVE LESS SELF-DOUBT AND MORE SELF-BELIEF    In this episode of TheConfidencePodcast we're chatting about: How to have less self-doubt and more self-belief The happiness habits that create more self-belief that you can easily incorporate into your day and your lifestyle, no matter how "busy" you are. The secret to not getting sucked into comparison and doubt ... or, in other words, how to really buy into this truth that you are growing and that that can fuel you with confidence               QUOTES ON SELF BELIEF:   “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart   “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.   “The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself.What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be.” ― C. JoyBell C.   “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” ― David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big   HOW TO HAVE LESS SELF-DOUBT AND MORE SELF-BELIEF   What are the Doubt Messages You Hear?   Where Do You Stand? / What Do You Know to Be True / What Will You Decide to Be True? What Do You Really Want and How Bad Do You Want It?   Why Are You Really Playing Small? -fear of success -fear of change -fear of what someone might think -fear of "they" being right   What Do You Really Have to Lose?   HAPPINESS HABITS THAT PROMOTE SELF-BELIEF   Segmenting life by 2-4 minute increments. Listing out your happiness habits. (dancing, gratitude, stretching, making the bed, laughing, fresh air, pretty pens, organized scheduler, headbands, making time for makeup, reading) Decluttering your life > Less TV, more books. Less stuff, more joy.  Less comparison, more being present.  Less to-dos, more being. Less productivity, more prioritization.       HOW TO HAVE CONFIDENCE / BELIEF IN WHERE YOU ARE GOING   Confident people aren't confident because of who they are, but rather, they are confident because of who they are becoming. By focusing on your growth - by getting obsessed about your baby-steps of progress - you can live forever in the land of self-belief without being shaken.   Belief Must Be Grounded and Grown -Gardening Example -Prep the soil -Shade and sunshine -Work the field -Be patient in each season -Plant what you want to grow -Pride in your own harvest / not looking at the harvest of others -Community sharing - sharing harvests   What are You Willing to Believe is Possible? -A beautiful marriage? -An impact that matters? -Love that moves the world? -Financial abundance? -Eradicating pollution? -Prayer that is answered? -Happiness? -Being understood and growing         ANNOUNCEMENTS:   We are closing the doors to The College of Confidence this month ... and they won't reopen until 2019,
Sep 04, 2018
#281: HOW TO BELIEVE THAT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO MATTERS
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HOW TO BELIEVE THAT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO MATTERS PODCAST #281   In this week's episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we're chatting about: Silencing self-doubt and the fear that you're "not enough" or that you're not doing enough How to unravel the spiral of emotions that got you to a place of self-doubt or "not enough" in the first place One simple, very easy way to find freedom and fuel up your confidence          SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   In light of the impact that making a dive into entrepreneurship can make, this month I am hosting a special mentorship offer for anyone who decides to turn their passion into profit by joining arms with me and Beautycounter.  If you are passionate about the environment, about beauty, about health and about demanding for better regulation about product safety laws, then Beautycounter has been waiting for your voice. I'll personally help you leverage your passion and help you make an impact, and an income at the same time. Plus, this month, when you join forces in partnership with me, I'll be investing in a special way in you - it's so exclusive that I can't even mention it on air, because I think too many people would jump in. This offer is for my go-getters, my action takers, my hustlers who want more and are ready to do it ... shoot me an email at trish@trishblackwell.com       WHY DO WE NOT BELIEVE WE HAVE VALUE IN THE FIRST PLACE? I think we lose sight of our value for multiple reasons: comparison overwhelm purposelessness / underwhelm   HOW IS IT THAT WE CAN SO EASILY FORGET WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE?   We get distracted. We forget to prioritize what matters. We lose ourselves in comparison.   How do I fight these things? I work at it. I work at simplification. I work at slowing down. I work at filling the buckets that matter to me every day. God / my soul Brandon / my Marriage Ellie and Baker / my children Me / my Health (physical, emotional, intellectual, social) Others / my business, my neighbors, etc.   Said another way I ask myself -Did I fill my soul today? -Did I fail today? -Did I grow today? -Did I learn today? -Did I show up today? -Did I laugh today? -Did I love today?   Said yet another way - Did I learn, did I love?   Said yet another way - Did I read a book? Did I spend time with God / worship / give thanks? Did I write? Did I laugh and love with my children? Did I spend quality time with my husband? Did I engage my creativity and heart in my business? Did I help others or encourage anyone?     Boiled down, for me it's really: loving and learning.   I wasted years doing what didn't matter; I want to live differently. I want to live in such a way that is a terrific adventure. A life that makes a difference. A freed soul.   Here's what I know: love is all that matters. Live and lead with love - in your personal life, in your business, in your fitness / health pursuits, in your relationships, etc ... in everything, and you will never feel unfulfilled. Love never runs out, it multiples.   TO BELIEVE THAT YOU REALLY MATTER, I SUGGEST THAT YOU GO BACK TO WHAT REALLY MATTERS: LOVE.   You were created in love, by a being who is love, and for love. Our hearts are filled when we spread love; when we walk in our calling / when we show up as our best selves and we shine light into the places and lives in this world that need hope and encouragement.   So, you don't matter because of what you do, who you were born to, where you live, what you have accomplished, how much you weigh, how funny you are or not, how many friends you have or how much money you make (or how "successful" you are, because what is success really, who measures it?); you matter because you are loved and you have the capacity to increase the light of love in this world by simply shining.   -share some of Baker's experience -the love of strangers -you never know someone's story -little things have an impact and you never know when they ha...
Aug 28, 2018
#280: HOW TO AVOID THE LONELINESS PITFALL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
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HOW TO AVOID THE LONELINESS PITFALL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR EPISODE #280       In this week's episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we're chatting about:   Understanding why we get lonely or feel overwhelmed as we pursue building our dream businesses Avoiding the stagnating pitfalls that can come with loneliness and knowing your own personal triggers Taking strategic action to avoid the loneliness pitfall and to connect in more authentic ways                   SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   In light of the impact that making a dive into entrepreneurship can make, this month I am hosting a special mentorship offer for anyone who decides to turn their passion into profit by joining arms with me and Beautycounter.  If you are passionate about the environment, about beauty, about health and about demanding for better regulation about product safety laws, then Beautycounter has been waiting for your voice. I'll personally help you leverage your passion and help you make an impact, and an income at the same time. Plus, this month, when you join forces in partnership with me, I'll be investing in a special way in you - it's so exclusive that I can't even mention it on air, because I think too many people would jump in. This offer is for my go-getters, my action takers, my hustlers who want more and are ready to do it ... shoot me an email at trish@trishblackwell.com     QUOTES ON LONELINESS:   Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton) Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change. (Gretchen Rubin) We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. (Dorothy Day)   FIRST, UNDERSTAND WHY WE GET LONELY IN THE FIRST PLACE   This can be multifaceted. 1). No one "gets" our vision 2). We work alone or we lead others and don't feel like we have peers. 3). Leadership and pouring into a dream can be emotionally exhausting (we need to recharge with more intentionality than most people)       SECOND, KNOW WHAT LONELINESS DOES TO YOU    For everyone it's a little different, but some of the ways loneliness expresses itself negatively is:   -Lack of motivation -Procrastination -Isolation -Loss of passion -Feelings of inadequacy -Boredom -Feelings of overwhelm or underwhelm -Self-induced pity-parties (no one works as hard as me, I'm the only one who doesn't get this, etc. / pity self-isolates)     FINALLY, BE PROACTIVE ABOUT FIGHTING LONELY VIBES   Don't be embarrassed that you're lonely. It's a natural human experience. Take action on what you can do and know that in doing so, you are better equipping yourself to thrive through your work.   Get out and connect with others. Outsource and delegate when and where you can. Work in public spaces. Create real relationships online. Invest in deep relationships in person. Get involved in a mastermind. Hire a coach. Share your dreams and wins/whoas with your partner. Know your WHY to why you do what you do. Focus on the people you are positively impacting, even if you can't see them. Every number is a name and every name has a story. Read and connect with stories that spark your imagination and your drive (both fiction and non-fiction) Be a good neighbor.   Focus on real connection. Focus on slowing down and creating margin. Focus on abundance.     ANNOUNCEMENTS:   We all need community. We all need a coach. We all need to be pushed and held accountable to keep showing up as our best version of ourselves, and well, you've found all that you need in The College of Confidence. Listen, you might be surprised to hear that more people "think" about joining the COC than actually join.  I get it. It's hard to take the plunge into a coach and a community, but seriously, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain .... you can think about the COC as an online mastermind f...
Aug 21, 2018
#279: WHY IMPERFECT COURAGE IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED
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You don't need to have perfect courage or perfect confidence to start activating your dream in a way that moves the world ... it's the opposite actually, you just need to be willing to show up and start. Imperfect courage is all you need and you can learn how to lean into it with special guests Jessica Honegger here! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/279
Aug 14, 2018
#278: HOW TO INSPIRE AND LEAD WITHOUT CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK
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We have so much light to shine in the world when we follow the passion God has put in our hearts ... but, in the process of living out your purpose, we can get discouraged by worrying about what people may or may not think of us. Here are 5 practical strategies on how to let go of caring so much so that you are lead and inspire as you are called to do! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/278
Aug 07, 2018
#277: WHY BEATING YOURSELF UP DOESN’T WORK AND HOW TO CHANGE
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Being self-critical and having "high standards" can be crippling to your happiness, confidence and success. Learn how to think differently and how to stop being your own worst enemy / your own bully that is standing in your way. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/277
Jul 31, 2018
#276: HOW TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
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Happiness is less evasive than we think when we realize that we can control it for ourselves, no matter how we feel or what our circumstances might be. This week I share my darkest story / how my worst fear happened to me and how I took responsibility for my happiness through my pain and fear and how you can do the same. Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/276
Jul 24, 2018
#275: HOW TO NAVIGATE LIFE AS A MOMPRENEUR
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Stop stressing about being a mom and trying to run a business ... learn a better way to do it all while not actually doing it all. Stress free and gratitude-filled is the life of a really successful mompreneur! Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/275
Jul 17, 2018
#274: A GUARANTEED HACK FOR BODY CONFIDENCE
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You can feel free and beautiful in your body, right now today with this "body confidence hack." Learn how to be thankful and live in gratitude for your body, even if you've spent the past 10 years beating yourself up over how you look. And...a special coaching session on all of the food / body questions you've had but never known anyone else was thinking too! Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/274
Jul 10, 2018
#273: HOW TO BELIEVE IN HAPPINESS FROM A PESSIMIST’S PERSPECTIVE
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Not everyone is naturally optimistic, but you don't have to be in order to activate a great deal of happiness in your life. Get happiness tips in a way not often approached in this episode which will challenge what you think is possible for you in life and in your level of happiness. Full show notes can be found at > www.trishblackwell.com/273
Jul 03, 2018
#272: 7 EASY HACKS TO INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
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Take the pressure off yourself and start trusting the impact you can make through what you do by activating these 7 confidence hacks for the workplace. This episode is for entrepreneurs and anyone in a traditional workplace setting who want to stop overthinking, get paid more and enjoy what they do with less stress. Get the hacks and the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/272
Jun 26, 2018
#271: THE SNEAKY LITTLE REASON WHY YOUR DIET STINKS
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You aren't "failing" at food because of your willpower or your lack of discipline. You might be surprised at what small thing could make all of the difference in your relationship with food and with your relationship with your body. Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/271
Jun 19, 2018
#270: WHY I’M OBSESSED WITH FAILURE AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE TOO
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When you can see failure as not just opportunity, but as necessary to growth, your opportunities for success will abound. Reframe how you think about the role of failure in your life with these five major strategies; get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/270
Jun 12, 2018
#269: HOW TO OVERCOME FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY
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You can learn how to overcome feelings of inadequacy with some simple mind shifts and these power phrases. If you have ever struggled with feeling "less than," "not enough," or with "imposter syndrome" then don't miss this episode! Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/269
Jun 05, 2018
#268: THE SECRETS TO THINKING AND LIVING MORE BEAUTIFULLY
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Learning how to really live beautifully reduced my stress, increased my happiness and helped me maintain my natural weight more easily. Learn how to live out "la vie est belle" for yourself with these simple and practical tips. Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/268
May 29, 2018
#267: HOW TO SAVE MONEY FOR YOUR FUTURE WITH MORE CONFIDENCE, WITH JAMIE P. HOPKINS
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Master your mindset around money with tips from industry-leader Jamie P Hopkins on creating abundance in the present while building abundance in the future for your retirement. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/267
May 22, 2018
#266: 35 POWER MANTRAS TO IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE AND COURAGE
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I'm turning 35 this week and I am extending the celebration to you, offering an awesome BIRTHDAY BONUS and my best 35 power statements that have brought my life more beauty, courage and confidence (and appreciation for the beauty of aging)...get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/266
May 15, 2018
#265: HOW TO DETOX THE FEELING OF OVERWHELM FROM YOUR MIND FOR GOOD
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You do not need to live in a state of overwhelm, overthinking or stress - often all ignited by self-pressure and perfectionism. Learn the 13 strategies that I have used myself to reduce overwhelm and detox it from my mindset in this episode. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/265
May 08, 2018
#264: 3 REVOLUTIONARY WAYS TO HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
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Transform your confidence by changing your relationship with food. You can have more joy, more freedom and better fitness and physical results when you implement these three revolutionary ways to think about food differently. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/264
May 01, 2018
#263: HOW TO MAKE MORE CONFIDENT CHOICES
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You can learn to feel more confident about your choices - even though there's always an element of chance to choices - you can always make the best choice. Learn how to trust yourself and your choices with this confidence conversation; get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/263
Apr 24, 2018
#262: 5 SIMPLE WAYS TO STOP CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
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Caring too much about what other people think can be debilitating in life. Find freedom what caring too much about other people's opinions by listening to this week's coaching conversation; get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/262
Apr 17, 2018
#261: HOW TO STOP GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY
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Often we make reaching a goal harder than it needs to be. Stop self-sabotaging or getting in your own way with these tips and techniques. Get the full coaching conversation and show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/261
Apr 10, 2018
#260: 70 SMALL SHIFTS THAT HAVE MADE MY HAPPINESS SKYROCKET
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Celebrate our 5th Anniversary as a podcast community with giveaways and 70 simple ways to increase your happiness! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/260
Apr 03, 2018
#259: HOW TO LOVE EVERYBODY, ALWAYS; WITH BOB GOFF
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Life is a terrific adventure, and special guest Bob Goff (quite possibly the most inspiring person in the world when it comes to loving other people radically), shares how to stop avoiding difficult people and just love everybody, always. Get the full show notes and grab a copy of Bob's new MUST-READ book ... it's heart and life changing > www.trishblackwell.com/259
Mar 27, 2018
#258: HOW TO KEEP YOUR PROMISES TO YOURSELF
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When you keep your promises to yourself, you will make reaching your goals (and breaking bad habits that are holding you back) way, way way easier on yourself. It's time to start making things easier on yourself - it's time to start keeping your promises to yourself, learn how in this episode chat. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/258
Mar 20, 2018
#257: THE SIMPLE WAY TO STOP OVER-COMPLICATING SUCCESS
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Success doesn't have to be as "hard" to reach as we make it out to be - stop overcomplicating your own success journey and definitely make sure you aren't doing the main thing that keeps people from success! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/257
Mar 13, 2018
#256: LITTLE AND EASY WAYS TO HAVE MORE COURAGE
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Courage opens doors in life, and you have untapped stores of it within your heart that can change your business, your relationships and your happiness. Work your courage muscle with these 5 easy and simple courage tips and these 10 courage mantras. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/256
Mar 06, 2018
#255: HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING FOR GOOD
39:19
Overthinking will get you nowhere; and it's hard to break free from once you're stuck in the cycle. Listen to this episode if you want to be free from being stuck and learn 3 simple ways to stop overthinking for good. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/255
Feb 27, 2018
#254: 5 UNEXPECTED SECRETS TO ELIMINATING STRESS IN YOUR LIFE
36:08
Stress takes us away from our goals instead of towards them - taking the pressure off ourselves isn't always easy, but it is possible. Apply these 5 unexpected, yet simple strategies and eliminate stress in your life so that you can take more action, be more effective and have more fun. Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/254
Feb 20, 2018
#253:CREATE MORE FUN, CREATE MORE MONEY IN YOUR LIFE
49:26
Tap into your inner-fun side and get the benefits of feeling less stressed, more engaged and more confident professionally...all through the technique of having more fun. Join this episode to chat about how to stop taking yourself so seriously, how to take the pressure off yourself and how to have more fun and make more money as you do! Get the full show notes here > www.trishblackwell.com/253
Feb 13, 2018
#252: LIKING WHAT YOU SEE IN THE MIRROR
47:07
Learning to like what you see in the mirror - learning how to see how beautiful you really are - can change everything about your confidence and your ability to go courageously in the world. Learn how to see yourself with more kindness; get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/252
Feb 06, 2018
#251: TRUSTING YOUR PASSIONS IN THE CHAOS OF TRANSITIONS
35:25
Don't lose your way in the mess of transitions in life - let your passion guide your way and never lose hope or confidence using these tools and tips. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/251
Jan 30, 2018
#250: ELIMINATING NEGATIVE ENERGY IN YOUR LIFE FOR GOOD
48:11
Eliminate the negativity that is holding you back in life - learn how to shift energy fields in today's coaching podcast and start living a more positive, more empowered life. Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/250
Jan 23, 2018
#249: 5 WAYS TO HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
47:06
Learn 5 easy and simple ways to start having a better relationship with food PLUS hear Trish's coaching insight on some of the top most asked food and body image questions in an open Q&A. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/249
Jan 16, 2018
#248: 7 REASONS SEASONS OF SINGLENESS ARE IMPORTANT
29:57
Being alone can be hard. Sometimes we choose to be alone. Sometimes it's not by our choice. Sometimes we feel alone even when we are surrounded by others or are in a relationship. I want you to know that being alone isn't always bad. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/248
Jan 09, 2018
#247: HOW TO REPLACE BAD HABITS WITH GOOD ONES
38:13
You are the boss of your habits and you have the power to successfully substitute all of your "bad" habits that hinder you with "good" habits that serve you well and help you be more successful. Learn the techniques on how to do that with this episode - get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/247
Jan 02, 2018
#246: 5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE THE GIFT OF YOUR LIFE
40:58
We all know that life is a gift, but this episode teaches you how to actually live that out in a practical way. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/246
Dec 26, 2017
#245: HOW DOING LESS CAN HELP YOU DO MORE
39:54
Doing less will ultimately help you do more. Learn how to break free from an overloaded schedule and how to substitute stressful living for satisfying living. Stop surviving and learn how to really thrive. Get the full show notes here > www.trishblackwell.com/245
Dec 19, 2017
#244: HOW TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE
36:59
Being confident in who you are is a three-step process: knowing who you are, accepting and celebrating who you are, and rocking who you are. Wherever you are on your confidence journey, this episode is for you and will help you elevate how you rock who you are to the next level! Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/244
Dec 12, 2017
#243: HOW TO FACE YOUR BATTLES AND WIN
45:12
You are more victorious and powerful than you think you are. You might be battling perfectionism, anxiety, overthinking, self-doubt, negativity, a bad relationship or countless other possibilities - whatever your battle, you are capable of winning. Get strategy and mindset coaching on how to have a victorious mindset that will carry you through the battles of life in this week's episode. Access the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/243
Dec 05, 2017
#242: CREATING A DREAM BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH
31:24
Transform from being a "wannapreneur" into a successful entrepreneur with these strategies and tips from network marketing rockstar Morgan Rasmussen! If you have business goals and are juggling your biz dreams along with your family obligations, you'll want to catch this episode! Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/242
Nov 28, 2017
#241: HOW TO FINISH WHAT YOU START
32:24
Master the art of doing what you say you are going to do by learning how to truly finish what you start. Get the full show notes at >www.trishblackwell.com/241
Nov 21, 2017
#240: HOW TO HAVE CONFIDENCE WHILE YOU GROW A BUSINESS
1:07:00
HOW TO HAVE CONFIDENCE WHILE YOU GROW A BUSINESS PODCAST #240     In this episode of Confidence on the Go we're chatting about: Why some entrepreneurs succeed and why others don't How to have more confidence as you grow your business A business mastermind on confidence from The College of Confidence       Also – I have a new free video series, a #QuickConfidenceBoost I put together to celebrate this awesome community milestone together!   Grab the videos now and start your #QuickConfidenceBoost! Grab your #QuickConfidenceBoost at www.trishblackwell.com/quickconfidenceboost     As always, a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners, thanks for being a part of this extended community of contagious encouragement.       SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter. Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.   Shop for your own Beautycounter collection at www.beautycounter.com/trishblackwell       LET’S TALK ABOUT WHY SOME BUSINESSES SUCCEED AND SOME DON’T:   1). Confidence 2). Clarity 3). Courage     HOW TO HAVE CONFIDENCE AS YOU GROW A BUSINESS   Know why you are doing what you are doing. Know what matters to you. Know that people care less about you than you think. Know that you can achieve anything that you want. Know that abundance is real and available. Know that you have the perseverance to hustle consistently. Know that your business matters and can move the world. Know why you are so driven so that when the going gets tough you stay tough   REPLAY OF THE COLLEGE OF CONFIDENCE OPEN BUSINESS MASTERMIND CHAT:       Topics covered: 👉🏻 Should you start a podcast? 👉🏻 Tools needed for a podcast? 👉🏻 How to be confident you know enough. 👉🏻 Managing a schedule to “get it all done” 👉🏻 Bilingual podcasting? 👉🏻 Monetizing YouTube / building your brand with YouTube 👉🏻 Public speaking confidence tips 👉🏻 Discounts / offers for customers / when to do it or not 👉🏻 Trusting that you have enough knowledge 👉🏻 Creating consistency in value you offer to others 👉🏻 Do you have to be a certified life coach to start coaching others? 👉🏻 How to have confidence in your programs you put out there? 👉🏻 And more!!!   READY TO JOIN THE COLLEGE OF CONFIDENCE?    It takes just two minutes, just go here >>> www.trishblackwell.com/college     LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:   Hi Trish! My name is Isabela young and I am a huge fan of you and your work! I wake up everyday and listen to your podcast. I would absolutely love to be a part of this movement because I believe more people should listen to the message you spread and and learn more about self love. I don't know if you have a team but I would love to be a part of it and be mentored by you. I have always been so passionate about beauty and being the best version of yourself. I struggled for a long time and still struggle on my bad days but I can truly say you have turned my life around. I want to help other people the way you have helped me and would love to be a part of what you do so I thought I should finally reach out. Thank you for everything you do and I would love to hear back from you!   ISABELA YOUNG
Nov 14, 2017
#239: SIMPLE WAYS TO ACCEPT YOUR BODY WITH CONFIDENCE
36:36
It's time to learn to accept your body with more confidence and peace than ever before. In this episode we dive into affirmations and strategies to help you feel confident in the skin you're in. Get the full show notes here >>> www.trishblackwell.com/239
Nov 07, 2017
#238: SAVORING THE SEASON
25:12
Savoring the season of life is all about blooming where you are planted. Check out this episode if you want to learn how to have a better attitude about life and about your business, no matter the circumstances. Get the full show notes > www.trishblackwell.com/238
Oct 31, 2017
#237: HOW TO BE LESS LONELY IN A BUSY AND ISOLATING WORLD
52:39
Loneliness is rampant even in our super connected world; learn how to feel more love and connection in a busy and isolating world through these 14 strategies - and also how to prevent loneliness if you work from home! Get the full show notes at > www.trishblackwell.com/237
Oct 24, 2017
#236: THINK YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS
35:42
Think your way to greatness no matter where you are in your journey of personal development by employing these nuggets of wisdom from the great James Allen. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/236
Oct 17, 2017
#235: AN ORDINARY GUIDE TO LIVING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
30:17
Living an extraordinary life means being able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Here are 10 simple ways to do that and some bonus strategy on how to really live and create beautiful life that creates an impact. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/235
Oct 10, 2017
#234: PERFECT TIMING DOESN’T EXIST
25:28
Perfect timing doesn't exist, so here are 7 ways to create perfect timing for yourself. Get the full show notes here >>> www.trishblackwell.com/234
Oct 03, 2017
#233: FOCUSING IN THE FACE OF DISTRACTION
36:58
If you can learn to never lose focus or be dissuaded by distraction then you will always be moving in the direction of your dreams. Learn exactly how not to lose focus in the face of distraction in this episode. Get the full show notes here >>> www.trishblackwell.com/233
Sep 26, 2017
#232: NEXT-LEVELING LIFE
31:55
You can take your success and happiness in life up to the "next level" when you start using these high-productivity habits to next-level your living. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/232
Sep 19, 2017
#231: FOUNDATIONAL HABITS OF CONFIDENCE
30:49
There are three foundational habits of confidence that can pave a strong base to all that you do - make sure you are doing these three habits consistently and you will thrive. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/231
Sep 12, 2017
#230: WHAT MATTERS MOST
39:58
WHAT MATTERS MOST PODCAST #230    In this episode of Confidence on The Go, we’re chatting about:   How to stay focused on what matters the most How to know what matters the most How to leverage what matters to make it work better for you in all areas of life                 HOW TO KNOW WHAT MATTERS:   Know your values   Know your priorities   Know what you want   Know what lasts and what will pass   Know what brings you joy   Know that God loves you and has a plan for you   Know that worrying doesn’t change the future     HOW TO FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS     If it won’t matter in five years, don’t waste more than five minutes on it.   Learn to let go, let little things be little things, refuse to give into fear or anxiety or comparison     Put reminders where you will see them and keep reminding yourself of what you value and of what matters.     Slow down and actively spend time doing what you say you want to do – do what brings your soul joy and fills your heart with warmth.     Write about it and document it – writing is the best way to focus anything.         HOW TO LEVERAGE WHAT MATTERS TO MAKE LIFE WORK BEST   Keep simple daily expectations of yourself – create a morning mantra around what matters most to you.   I am beautiful. I am loved by God. I am loved by my family. Today I will love others.     Shed the distraction and the fluff, lighten your load   When you know what matters to you, you will more clearly know and see what doesn’t matter to you.     This will enable and empower you to say “no” more often This will help you make your yes, yes, and your no, no. This will keep you from paralysis by over analysis.     LISTENER OF THE EPISODE >>> My brother Nick :)
Sep 05, 2017
#229: MANTRAS FOR CONFIDENCE AND COURAGE
29:26
Mantras can create a foundational strength that can power you to a new level of confidence and living. Master these Confidence Mantras and increase your courage and your confidence starting today. Get the full show notes at >>> ww.trishblackwell.com/229
Aug 29, 2017
#228: THE ONE MENTAL MISTAKE KEEPING YOU FROM SUCCESS
35:54
There might be one small mental mistake keeping you from success - make sure you're not making this simple thought pattern mistake! Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/228
Aug 22, 2017
#227: 5 EMOTIONAL HYGIENE HABITS FOR HEIGHTENED SUCCESS
38:57
Monitor your emotional hygiene habits to elevate and heighten your personal happiness and success. Here are five simple methods you can do right away. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/227
Aug 15, 2017
5 EMOTIONAL HYGIENE HABITS FOR HEIGHTENED SUCCESS
38:57
Emotional hygiene habits can elevate and automate your life in a way that will heighten your success beyond what you previously thought possible. If you aren't yet doing these 5 emotional hygiene habits, you should start now. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/227
Aug 15, 2017
#226: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SMALL ACTIONS HAVE A BIG IMPACT
34:31
Your small actions have a big, compound impact ... never underestimate the power of small! Here are active strategies for you to really master the mentality of small victories so that you can live a life of major, big victory! Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/226
Aug 08, 2017
#225: HOW NOT TO EAT CAKE, WITH ISABEL FOXEN DUKE
43:39
If you have ever overthought about food or felt guilty about eating cake, then you don't want to miss this interview with Isabel Foxen Duke. Do not miss out on her FREE coaching video series which you can get at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/isabel ... and for the full show notes, check out >>> www.trishblackwell.com/225
Aug 01, 2017
#224: 15 SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN BECOME A HAPPINESS MAGNET
35:34
You can become a happiness magnet in life, attracting happiness to you by following these 15 simple "happiness habit" suggestions. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/224
Jul 25, 2017
#223: IMPOSTOR SYNDROME IS THE BIGGEST LIAR IN YOUR LIFE
37:40
The biggest liar in your life is Impostor Syndrome - convincing you that are are not good enough or qualified enough, making you fearful that you are a fraud or a fool and about to be "found out." Employ these 7 simple ways to overcome the liars of Impostor Syndrome and transform your life powerfully. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/223
Jul 18, 2017
#222: HOW TO KNOW THAT YOUR VOICE MATTERS AND REALLY BELIEVE IT
31:57
When you know that your voice matters everything in the way you live changes - for the better. Catch this episode to find out how to really believe that your voice matters and to let it resonate loudly and confidently. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/222
Jul 11, 2017
#221: WHY YOUR PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE IMPACTS YOUR CONFIDENCE
29:38
Leverage your personal independence in life and you can leverage your happiness. Listen to find out how and also to get the 5 most powerful affirmations for independence and confidence. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/221
Jul 04, 2017
#220: 5 REASONS REJECTION CAN BE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU
36:02
Rejection is part of life, and it can be a good thing. There are 5 specific reasons why rejection might be the best thing that could ever happen to you. Learn more and get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/220
Jun 27, 2017
#219: OPEN Q&A PART 2
46:16
Part Two of "Ask Trish Anything" Open Q&A ... we cover business growth, eating disorders, how to let go of anger and more. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/219
Jun 20, 2017
#218: OPEN Q&A PART 1
47:02
Part One of "Ask Trish Anything" Open Q&A ... we cover weight loss, business goal setting, mindset training, how I started confidence coaching, following your dreams and more. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/218
Jun 13, 2017
#217: 5 WAYS TO DESTROY SELF-DOUBT NOW
31:01
Dive into new waters of confidence and self-esteem by destroying self doubt in your mind with these 5 very practical strategies that anyone can do right now. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/217
Jun 06, 2017
#216: DON’T WAIT TO BE HAPPY
44:34
Don't wait to be happy - you can't afford to - happiness is an inner wealth that you can tap into right now, no matter your circumstances. Listen for the 10 ways to be be happy right now. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/216
May 30, 2017
#215: HOW TO MOVE ON FROM BIG LIFE CHANGES
34:13
Moving on from and through big life changes can be easier than you think when you employ these three simple strategies and you start to see that the disruption can lead to a discovery. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/215
May 23, 2017
#214: BECOMING A TIME MANAGEMENT MASTER
37:30
Becoming a time management master is possible for anyone, just follow these 5 simple steps and watch the quality of your life transform. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/214
May 16, 2017
#213: 17 INSANELY EASY WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
36:34
There are many ways to grow in confidence and courage, but here are 17 insanely easy ways to boost your confidence that you can do right now, starting today! Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/213
May 09, 2017
#212: LOVING YOURSELF WHEN YOU FEEL LOST.
39:11
Love heals everything, and when you feel disconnected from yourself, you will find joy and happiness again - connection again - when you start with love. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/212
May 02, 2017
#211: 4 POSITIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH DISAPPOINTMENT
36:37
Disappointment is part of life, but when you learn to process it and power ahead because of it, you can change how you experience it and leverage it well. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/211
Apr 25, 2017
#210: AGING BEAUTIFULLY AND CONFIDENTLY
41:28
Aging beautifully is an attitude and something we can all do, as long as you know these eight keystone habits of beautiful aging. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/210
Apr 18, 2017
#209: THE BASICS OF SELF-BELIEF
40:57
Self-belief is a skill, a mindset, and it can be trained. Train and increase your self-belief with these 8 tips...get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/209
Apr 11, 2017
#208: PRACTICING PATIENCE
45:28
We practice patience not simply for the sake of patience, but the presence of peace in our lives. Get the full show notes at >>> www.trishblackwell.com/208
Apr 04, 2017
#207: GUIDELINES FOR GRATITUDE AND JOURNALING
35:47
Everyone can write, and writing is the secret number one tool of personal development. It opens you to discovering who you are and who you can be. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/207
Mar 28, 2017
#206: ABUNDANCE IN SCARCITY
37:29
Abundance isn't something you acquire, it's something you tune into and our best moments to lean in are moments that challenge us with scarcity thinking. Get the full episode notes: www.trishblackwell.com/206
Mar 21, 2017
#205: STOP DOING WHAT ISN’T WORKING
34:02
Stop doing what isn't working in life - change the loop pattern you are stuck in and break free to design the life you dream of living. #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/205
Mar 14, 2017
#204: NUMBING YOURSELF DOESN’T WORK
46:58
Numbing yourself doesn't work - it actually brings on more pain in life than the pain you are running from. Make friends with your feelings & find freedom. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/204
Mar 07, 2017
#203: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
28:05
Emotional intelligence leads to 80% of your success in work and in life; learn how to work increase your awareness and growth in this area, listen now! Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/203
Feb 28, 2017
#202: PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION
35:27
Emotional intelligence leads to 80% of your success in work and in life; learn how to work increase your awareness and growth in this area, listen now! Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/202
Feb 21, 2017
#201: CLOTHE YOURSELF IN LOVE
34:11
Clothe yourself in love and it will bind you together in perfect harmony. Listen for 21 ways to amp up your love in life and for live! #confidencecoaching Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/201
Feb 14, 2017
#200: RISING UP
46:28
Rising up is your calling - you have obstacles to overcome, and in this celebration episode we are sharing 20 tangible ways to rise up in life. #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/200
Feb 07, 2017
#199: STOP FIGHTING FOOD, WITH ISABEL FOXHOVEN DUKE
44:41
Rising up is your calling - you have obstacles to overcome, and in this celebration episode we are sharing 20 tangible ways to rise up in life. #podcast Get the show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/199
Jan 31, 2017
#198: CONTAGIOUS COMPLIMENTS
27:19
The words you think and say give life to yourself and others, so up your verbal generosity and watch the contagious joy you spread through compliments. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/198
Jan 24, 2017
#197: THE LIES OF PERFECTIONISM WITH PETRA KOLBER
51:49
The words you think and say give life to yourself and others, so up your verbal generosity and watch the contagious joy you spread through compliments. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/197
Jan 17, 2017
#196: AMP UP YOUR COURAGE
42:23
The words you think and say give life to yourself and others, so up your verbal generosity and watch the contagious joy you spread through compliments. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/196
Jan 10, 2017
#195: CHANGING YOUR SET POINTS
32:50
Changing your set points of belief about what you can accomplish and be in life will change everything about how you can accomplish and achieve your goals. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/195
Jan 03, 2017
#194: SQUASHING SELF-DOUBT
37:58
Doubt kills more dreams that failure ever does... give your dreams life and power by squashing self doubt with these 7 tips and approaches. #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/194
Dec 27, 2016
#193: BREAKING THE SCARCITY MINDSET, WITH CATHERINE PLANO
47:07
Doubt kills more dreams that failure ever does... give your dreams life and power by squashing self doubt with these 7 tips and approaches. #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/193
Dec 20, 2016
#192: 50 QUESTIONS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR YEAR
38:59
50 Questions to Maximize Your Year > The quality of your questions about life and openness to answering them honestly determines the quality of your future. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/192
Dec 13, 2016
#191: HOW TO TAKE MASSIVE ACTION
39:48
50 Questions to Maximize Your Year > The quality of your questions about life and openness to answering them honestly determines the quality of your future. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/191
Dec 06, 2016
#190: LOVING THROUGH LOSS
39:34
Loving through loss and seasons of grieving is a beautiful way to honor the light and life of anyone you have lost. Learn how and how to comfort others too. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/190
Nov 29, 2016
#189: INTERNAL SUCCESS VS EXTERNAL SUCCESS
42:14
Internal success vs external success podcast on the fundamental differences in these types of success & how to marry them together for soul filling success. Get full podcast shows >>> www.trishblackwell.com/189
Nov 22, 2016
#188: HAPPINESS HABITS
34:23
Internal success vs external success podcast on the fundamental differences in these types of success & how to marry them together for soul filling success. Podcast show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/188
Nov 15, 2016
#018: MAGICAL MOMENTS OF MOTHERHOOD
19:54
MAGICAL MOMENTS OF MOTHERHOOD CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST #018   My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. – -George Washington     Today, on The Confident Mom, we’re chatting about:   Slowing down when you’re super busy with the 4-minute pause Fighting self-comparison Saying yes to more magic in the madness of motherhood             MAGICAL MOMENT: THAT LOOK   www.trishblackwell.com/thatlook   SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter. Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.       ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.       Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.
Nov 10, 2016
#187: HOW TO STOP CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK
48:46
When you stop caring about what people think you can find freedom to take the narrative of your life back & live life to the fullest with peace & confidence . Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/187
Nov 08, 2016
#186: SURVIVE OR THRIVE – IT’S YOUR CHOICE
44:28
Everyone has the ability to THRIVE in life, you simply need to learn how to make that choice - survive or thrive, which will you choose? This will help... Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/186
Nov 01, 2016
#185: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WORST FEAR HAPPENS
41:13
The worst day of my life changed me forever – and it changed me in a beautifully redemptive way. Hear my story in this week’s episode of #ConfidenceOnTheGo. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/185
Oct 25, 2016
#184: TEACHING CONFIDENCE TO OTHERS
41:52
Be a leader and mentor to others, loving them up to new levels of confidence with these five ways to teach confidence to others (and to yourself!) #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/184
Oct 18, 2016
#183: OVERCOMING COMPASSION FATIGUE
34:46
Loving others well means you must first love yourself well & prioritize your own self-care to avoid an empty emotional tank - fill your tank with these tips. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/183
Oct 11, 2016
#182: THE FORMULA FOR CONFIDENCE WITH ANNA RENDERER
41:34
Learn from PopSugar Fitness Host Anna Renderer on how to put confidence into a formula so you can start feeling great in your skin as your train your mind. Get your full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/182
Oct 04, 2016
#181: SEEING MORE BEAUTY
49:03
See more beauty in your life by learning how to look for it - in others, in yourself and in the world around you. Podcast episode to elevate your beauty. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/181
Sep 27, 2016
#180: HOW TO SHINE LIGHT WHEN DARKNESS FEELS OVERWHELMING
40:16
Darkness can feel overwhelming and senseless, but we can make sense of it by walking through it with love. Here's how to shine more light & love. #podcast. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/180
Sep 20, 2016
#179: GLENNON DOYLE MELTON: LOVE WARRIOR TRAINING
51:31
Learn how to become a Love Warrior from Glennon Doyle Melton & to transition from self-betrayal to self-trust, light & love by sitting in your pain & story. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/179
Sep 13, 2016
#178: BEING PRESENT IN THE PRESENT
38:58
Being present in the present is a way of living, and in this week's Confidence on the Go podcast we dive into 9 specific strategies for being more present. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/178
Sep 06, 2016
#177: LIVING ON PURPOSE
30:17
Fit4Mom Founder and CEO Lisa Druxman shares major insight on how she launched a successful company, raised a family & lived on purpose all at the same time. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/177
Aug 30, 2016
#176: LETTING GO OF CONTROL
32:12
Letting go of things you cannot control can be the most freeing decisions of surrender in your life. Learn to let go and focus on what you can control. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/176
Aug 23, 2016
#175: PERFECTIONISM BE GONE
42:02
Kick perfectionism to the curb & start really living life with these proclamations and confidence strategies to make perfectionism be gone for good.#podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/175
Aug 16, 2016
#174: CONFIDENCE HABITS
35:04
Confidence is a habit, and comes from consistency. Create confidence within yourself with these unexpected ways to make confidence a habit. #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/174
Aug 09, 2016
#173: FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH FEAR
45:25
Episode #173 of Confidence on the Go - learn how to be brave and fight through fear so that you can find your way through fear and into love in all things. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/172
Aug 02, 2016
#172: DUMPING THE EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE
44:43
Stop lugging around emotional baggage in life - it suffocates and stagnates you from living with confidence, joy, peace &freedom. Listen to start shedding: Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/173
Jul 26, 2016
#171: SPF BODY CONFIDENCE
37:31
Podcast with tips on how to later yourself with confidence to feel well and good in the skin you're in, plus 7 ways to start now and an exercise to grow. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/171
Jul 19, 2016
#170: YOU HAVE TIME
42:11
You have time, you have more than you think you do - learn in this podcast how to spend your time in a way that maximizes a return on investment. Get the full episode notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/170
Jul 12, 2016
#169: 8AM/8PM SECRET
37:43
The secret is the real fulcrum that leverages someone from good to great in their pursuit of being the best version of themselves possible...find it out! Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/169
Jul 05, 2016
#168: STRONG SELF-CARE
31:30
Strong self-care is the key to success in all areas of your life; how strong is your self-care? Take the self-care assessment and find out! #podcast Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/168
Jun 28, 2016
#167: BEING BEAUTIFUL
45:55
Being beautiful is an inside job. Our beauty shines brightest when we allow our inner self to be free and alive. Being beautiful starts with your thoughts. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/167
Jun 21, 2016
#166: MAKING YOUR VOICE MATTER
37:46
Your voice matters and it is your calling to let it resonate out into the world. This week's episode will empower you to have more confidence in your voice. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/166
Jun 14, 2016
#165: THE SECRET TO JOY
46:59
Joy is a state of mind, an orientation of the heart, and a soul saturated in contentment, confidence and hope. Listen to find "the secret" to real joy. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/165
Jun 07, 2016
#164: RECOVERY FROM BODY OBSESSION: MADDY MOON
40:00
RECOVERY FROM BODY OBSESSION: MADDY MOON EPISODE #164     In this week’s episode of Confidence on the Go, we’re chatting about   What body freedom really means and how to attain it, even if you’ve suffered with body obsession for years How you can start rewriting your relationship with food through intuitive eating Some advice from a former fitness model on how to define real beauty for yourself     Just a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners out there – thanks for being part of the community of contagious encouragement.             SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter.   Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.       ABOUT MADDY:   Madelyn Moon spent many years of her life training for fitness competitions and modeling photo shoots, only to come to the conclusion that obsessing over food and her body was taking her further away from her passion, not closer. Today, Life Coach Maddy Moon teaches other women and men how to take control of their relationship with food while enjoying every minute of their newfound freedom.   Maddy is the host of a top ranked podcast, Mind Body Musings, and provides free insight on her website, including her book 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession. Her work and story has been featured in The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, MindBodyGreen, The Daily Mail, Paleo Magazine, Vice, and ABC News Nightline. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and currently resides in Colorado, coaching clients online.     LINKS TO CONNECT WITH MADDY:   Website: maddymoon.com Free guide: 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession Book: Confessions of a Fitness Model Instagram: instagram.com/madelynmoon       ANNOUNCEMENTS:   If you love me, you will write a review for my book! J That is, as long as you have gotten a copy of the book! If you don’t yet have your own copy go to any bookstore or to www.insecuritydetox.com!     Also, to go with my book, I’ve created a FREE 5-Day Detox Devotional to prepare your heart and soul to get the most out of Insecurity Detox once it arrives. Over a period of five days, you will receive five-minute devotional and prayer-centered posts right to your inbox to inspire joy, infuse you with confidence and deepen your understanding of the truth of just how deeply God loves you. Get your free copy of the Detox Devotional by visiting www.trishblackwell.com/devotional   To increase your own practice of abundance in your thoughts, allow me to be your coach for my 7-day online Emerge Experience, in which I will help you train your brain and work on intentional living so that you can really start emerging into the person you were created to be and the person that the world is waiting for. There is more than enough need for you to be the best you – the world needs you and your love. Start taking your presence in the world seriously and start emerging…you can enroll in Emerge at www.trishblackwell.com/emerge         LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: KAITLYN CERILLI     Hi Trish, I wanted to thank you for all your inspirational and motivational words that I receive from your podcasts. It has really helped me get through some tough times.   My 28-year-old brother was diagnosed with bone cancer ...
May 31, 2016
#163: ABUNDANCE MINDSET
44:00
An abundance mindset can open the world to you. Alter your mind, alter your world and thereby your impact in it. #trainyourthoughts #abundance Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/163
May 24, 2016
#162: 33 UNEXPECTED THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR.
53:21
To celebrate my 33rd birthday today we're highlighting 33 unexpected things to be thankful for to help you elevate your attitude of gratitude in life. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/162
May 17, 2016
#161: SHOWING UP
46:28
Showing up in life is 90% of success. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/161
May 10, 2016
#015: CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY
30:20
CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY EPISODE #015     “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning     In this episode of The Confident Mom Podcast, we’re chatting about:   What a family legacy is – the emotional, social and spiritual components of it. Probing thoughts on how to create a legacy and heritage that lasts and leaves an impact that matters Practical ways to create a legacy of memories that will unite your family more intimately         The podcast for regular, busy moms who just want to be the best mom they can be….a podcast for moms to have confidence in knowing that they are in fact doing a great job, that they are a great mom and that they are raising up great kids who will have great futures.   SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter.   Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.               CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY     From Focus on the Family: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/building-relationships/family-legacies/family-legacies-passing-on-a-legacy   No matter who we are, where we live, or what our goals may be, we all have one thing in common: a heritage. That is, a social, emotional and spiritual legacy passed on from parent to child. Every one of us is passed a heritage, lives out a heritage, and gives a heritage to our family. It's not an option. Parents always pass to their children a legacy … good, bad or some of both.             REFLECT UPON YOUR GIVEN LEGACY   What has been passed onto you that is positive? Know yourself, know your family legacy and take pride in it.   Me?   Maternal grandparents --- work ethic, passion for physical activity Paternal grandparents --- large family gatherings, open door policy Mother --- courage to do anything, belief in potential, unquenchable love for learning Father --- easy going attitude and approach to life, no stress   Then, think about what legacy or generational tendencies you wish to put an end to.   Me?   Maternal grandparents --- scarcity mindset, sternness Paternal grandparents --- gossip and careless spending Mother --- fear based anxiety and perfectionism Father --- not getting involved in things on a deep level     WHITE BOARD VISION CASTING   Create family mantra (je suis belle, “Synans are people who love everyone”) Create family mission statement (work in progress) Create family values (love, generosity, communication, connection, kindness, courage, integrity) Create family traditions (celebratory picnics, surprise poems, mother’s day winery, family walks, Christmas morning baileys, family bedtime prayer) Create family impact – what organizations matter to you? (our church, compassion, young life, water)     PRACTICAL WAYS TO CREATE A LEGACY IN TANGIBLE WAYS   Collect favorite family recipes Created personalized photo albums Travel as a family and go places together Create a yearly video summary Be a family of generosity – contribute to causes that matter to you Invest financially in your future and build ongoing wealth Create a journal or book of wise family sayings or mantras about life         ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.
May 05, 2016
#160: GIVING FORGIVENESS THE GREEN LIGHT WITH TOSHIA SHAW
51:47
Forgiveness is possible for everyone, no matter your background or pain caused by others in your life. Elevate your life through forgiveness w/Toshia Shaw. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/160
May 03, 2016
#159: REASSESSING YOUR GOALS
34:33
Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/159
Apr 26, 2016
#014: STRONG, NOT SKINNY.
19:33
STRONG, NOT SKINNY EPISODE #014 THE CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm     Today, the confident mom community is chatting about     Teaching our children to be confident in their strengths How the way we define strength for ourselves impacts the way our children see strength 2 tips to help you pursue being strong instead of being skinny             HIATUS EXPLANATION:   I've been passionately launching my newest book, Insecurity Detox: A Breakout Plan to Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body and Spirit ... grab your own copy at  www.insecuritydetox.com       SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter.     Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.     STRONG, NOT SKINNY.     The message I want to teach my daughter is that I believe I am beautiful. Do I always believe that? No, my mind manipulates my emotions all the time. But I know it to be truth. I am in the constant pursuit of training my mind to be strong in truth.     Mom, do you want to be skinny? No, I want to be strong.     WHAT DOES STRENGTH MEAN TO YOU?    Strength to me is:   …the ability to slow down and savor daily life …the mental fortitude it takes to put on a good attitude every day …the pounding my legs can take in my pursuit of physical endurance …the humility to know that every day is a day in which I can learn from others …the pursuit of personal empowerment …the mindset of inner confidence …the patience in walking through seasons of life …the pursuit of excellence rather than perfection …the ability to love even when it hurts …the practice of generosity and grace, even to those who don’t reciprocate …the act of forgiveness …the walk of walk in trusting in God’s plan and in His abundance       TWO WAYS TO PURSUE STRONG:   Start making strength training a priority. Establish goals based around strength, not weight.       ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.   Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.
Apr 21, 2016
#158: HOW TO RUN YOUR OWN RACE
36:34
Run your own race in life - resist the temptation of comparison - it will grant you freedom. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/158
Apr 19, 2016
#157: FAST-TRACK YOUR CONFIDENCE
50:53
Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/157
Apr 12, 2016
#156: HOW TO GET OUR OF YOUR OWN HEAD
39:49
Overthinking leads to stagnation and stress - find freedom! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/156
Apr 05, 2016
#155: HOW TO DETOX INSECURITY
43:40
Detox insecurity > get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/155
Mar 29, 2016
#154: A NEW APPROACH TO YOU, WITH ELISA PULLIAM
40:28
Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/154
Mar 22, 2016
#153: LAUGHING WITH YOURSELF / STOP TAKING LIFE SO SERIOUSLY
36:47
Laughing with yourself rather than laughing at yourself is a skill that deepens your confidence. Confidence podcast episode on how to laugh and be happier. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/153
Mar 15, 2016
#152: BRAVE BODY METHOD – EILEEN WILDER
39:44
Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/152
Mar 08, 2016
#151: THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU
42:13
Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/151
Mar 01, 2016
#150: ALWAYS BEHIND, NEVER ENOUGH
31:26
Feeling like you're never enough, or always behind, is a feeling that keeps millions from living with joy. There is freedom from these feelings. Here's how >>> get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/150
Feb 23, 2016
#149: BODY DYSMORPHIA
41:54
You can learn to love your body, believe me, if I can, you can! Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/149
Feb 16, 2016
#148: 7 SOLUTIONS TO BE A GUILT-FREE WORKING MOM (MARCI FAIR)
40:19
You can be a work-at-home mom and not have all the guilt > get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.comm/148
Feb 09, 2016
#147: HOW TO MAKE CHANGE THAT LASTS
36:31
You can make change that lasts - get the full show notes on how at www.trishblackwell.com/147
Feb 02, 2016
#146: TRUSTING YOURSELF – MEGHAN FILLNOW
46:30
Learning to trust yourself and your inner voice is a process, but one everyone can do. Learn how and get the show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/146
Jan 26, 2016
#145: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE WHAT YOU DO DOESN’T MATTER
49:20
You matter more than you know > get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/145
Jan 19, 2016
#144: DUCK SYNDROME
41:40
It's okay for things to be hard - you don't have to pretend to have it all together all the time. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/144
Jan 12, 2016
#0013: NO MORE DUCK SYNDROME
34:41
NO MORE DUCK SYNDROME EPISODE #0013 THE CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST     What is duck syndrome – and how it has become a toxic part of your life Why fighting against it will increase your happiness. 5 specific ways to stop the syndrome         WHAT IS IT?   In 2003, Duke jolted academia with a report describing how its female students felt pressure to be “effortlessly perfect”: smart, accomplished, fit, beautiful and popular, all without visible effort. At Stanford, it’s called the Duck Syndrome. A duck appears to glide calmly across the water, while beneath the surface it frantically, relentlessly paddles.     The perception of a perfect life "believes social media is a huge contributor to the misperception among students that peers aren’t also struggling."  It's easy to see how this could contribute to a feeling of loneliness and helplessness.           WHY I’M THINKING ABOUT DUCKS:   Because Ellie is obsessed. Because I have suffered from both sides of effects of duck syndrome WHY TO FIGHT AGAINST IT:   Inauthentic Isolating Exhausting False and based on lies from our enemy Discourages us and discourages others – lifts no one up Self-glorifying – when we fall prey to duck syndrome we are focused on impressing others, not necessarily on making an impression in the world   HOW TO STOP THE SYNDROME:   Be honest with your struggle Let people see your mess Live to love and build up others – not yourself Acknowledge your hard work (and give yourself periods of rest to glide) Change your goals (go against perfectionistic thinking and other people’s opinions / strive to significance, not success)
Jan 07, 2016
#143: WORD OF THE YEAR
34:00
What one word will describe your year? Get the full show notes and learn how to pick your word at www.trishblackwell.com/143
Jan 05, 2016
#142: HOW TO TAKE ACTION
46:52
Become a massive action taker - and here's how >>> get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/142
Dec 29, 2015
#141: IN JUDGMENT OF JUDGMENT
43:21
Get the full show notes and find freedom from judgement at www.trishblackwell.com/141
Dec 22, 2015
#140: ANNUAL GUIDEBOOK – 2016 PLANNING
24:34
Taking one hour to answer these questions can change the trajectory of your entire year, get the full questions and the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/140
Dec 15, 2015
#139: GOAL SETTING WITH PURPOSE
38:29
Goal setting starts with knowing your purpose in setting the goals. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/139
Dec 08, 2015
#012: STOP OVERANALYZING YOUR PARENTING
22:03
HOW TO STOP OVERANALYZING YOUR PARENTING EPISODE #012   You know your life has changed when going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation.         WHY DO WE OVERANALYZE?   We overanalyze because we self-doubt. We overanalyze because we fear that we aren’t enough. We overanalyze because we compare. We overanalyze because we lack trust and confidence in our capabilities.     HOW CAN WE STOP OVERANALYZING SO MUCH?     There are five simple framing shifts that we need to do mentally in order to stop the habit of overanalyzing. Summed up, these are confidence markers and the stronger our innate self-confidence and understanding of our self-worth is, the stronger we will be in holding to our ability to trust these truths.   Trust your gut. Trust your capabilities. Trust your love. Trust your falability – know that you aren’t perfect and won’t ever be, nor do you need to be. Trust God’s design – you are perfectly matched with your child for a reason. When you think back on your parents, whatever your relationship might be or have been with them, there was a reason they were your parents. God could have put your child in the lives of any number of people or families, but He chose you.     It’s important to know and remember that we will make mistakes, that we will fail our children and that we will have things we need to learn along the way – but the mark of truly successful parenting is not displayed through the accomplishments of your child, whether or not your family looks like it’s walked out of a J.Crew catalogue or whether you look like a good parent – the mark of great parenting are children who have hearts overflowing with love and kindness for others. I really believe that if we live with kindness as our compass, then our compassion and love for others will power us to follow our dreams and purposes and to be successful and contributing members to society at large…ultimately making the world a better place. And isn’t that what we desire as parents? For our children to live with happiness and to live in a world that is better than the world in which we abide? We can do and accomplish this by making our children’s character the most important focus of our parenting.         Write down your mission statement as a parent. Journal about your anxieties and then let them go and give them to God. Give yourself permission to relax Ask yourself when will enough ever be enough (the answer is that it won’t, so instead of stressing about every decision you make and everything your children do, just walk through life with confidence to know that as long as you are doing everything with love as your motivator, then you will be walking a walk of beauty and grace). Start a praise notebook at night – write down one thing you did well as a parent that day, one thing that you learned about or through parenting that day for which you are grateful, and one thing you absolutely love about the gift it is to be a parent.       EDUCATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT:     Moms with daughters, this announcement is for you, and it’s something, since I’m the mother of a daughter, I am passionate about educating about.   I’m often asked how and why small doses of chemicals in our daily lives alter our health and one of the reasons is that some chemicals are actually even more potent in small doses. This is particularly true with hormones or endocrine disrupting chemicals because they are mimicking or blocking your own hormone system.   So let me throw out some statistics to help you get some context before I do my best to break it down for you.   Women use an average of 12 personal care products containing 168 ingredients daily Teenage girls use an average of 17 personal care products a day with 16 potentially toxic cosmetics chemicals (including phthalates, triclosan,
Dec 02, 2015
#138: KNOWING YOUR WORTH
37:42
Know your worth with the wise words of Jessica Vaughn >>> get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/138
Dec 01, 2015
#137: TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF YOURSELF
28:19
Taking the pressure of yourself can give you the ability to live with more joy. Here are 3 strategies you can implement into your life have more peace. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/137
Nov 24, 2015
#136: CONFIDENCE WITH MIRRORS
53:45
Your reflection in the mirror is not always what it looks like - learn to see yourself with the right reflection. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/136
Nov 17, 2015
#011: BEING THE MIRROR
47:48
BEING THE MIRROR EPISODE #011   The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. –Jessica Lange     THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY BEAUTYCOUNTER.    This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone and to make legislative change in the regulation of chemicals for cosmetics and personal care products in America. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Start shopping for your own beautiful BEAUTYCOUNTER products at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter. or email me directly at trish@trishblackwell.com and I can personally consult you on what products will be best for you and your family.     YOU ARE THE MIRROR.   My baby has discovered mirrors. She’s mesmerized with her own reflection. There’s something about a mirror that gives us the ability to physically see ourselves in a way that we couldn’t before.   It’s gotten me thinking about mirrors and the role of them in our lives as women and as mothers.   You are the mirror reflection your child sees. How you see yourself is how they will learn to see themselves. How you act and how you treat others – including how you treat yourself – is how they will learn to treat others and how to act. How you see and experience the world is how they will … these are all deep truths that we instill within our children without words.   Are the being the mirror you want for your child to see? Does the way you see the world – and the beauty of life itself – really reflect joy, love, happiness and potential in a way that you would want for your child?   Children are the mirror for our internal work as parents. Some thoughts on mirror science … also known as “mirror neurons”: A recent research on mirror neurons has discovered that when we watch someone doing something, the same neurons that fire in their brain also fire in our brain. By watching them, we end up thinking and feeling the same thing they feel by doing. Scientists believe that the mirror neuron system is not only responsible for the acquisition of language and motor skill but also for how we acquire social skills and our ability to empathize with others.   Ok, but in addition to how we are teaching our children through mirror neurons, it’s important to talk about something more pressing in our daily lives…and that is our relationship with mirrors themselves. …   TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MIRROR PHYSICALLY YOU MIGHT NEED TO WORK FIRST ON HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR.   Know that you can learn to love your body.   Negative body image is a type of disordered thinking and it’s one that there are tools for to combat and overcome. Do not resign yourself to thinking that you’re always going to feel unhappy or unsatisfied with yourself physically – choose to engage your mind and to train your thoughts.   Speak words of life to yourself and stop being so stinking mean.   We are our own worst critics, and when it comes to mirror images, we moms can we the worst, to the point that we are actually meaner than the meanest bully. Learn to THANK your body for being your body – it is your vehicle for life and it is something you must honor, be grateful for and treat with kindness.   Create an “I Love You, Body” List.   Stop everything you’re doing right now and write an “I Love You” list about your body. The more you train yourself to see your body for just how beautiful it is – and to see your “flaws” as what make you imperfectly perfect – the more confident and free in your skin you will feel.
Nov 12, 2015
#135: RACHAEL BODIE – YOUR INNER LEADER
35:58
Leadership is influence and we each have an inner leader to develop so that we can have influence that matters and helps others with our lives. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/135
Nov 10, 2015
#010: RAISING CONFIDENT THINKERS.
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RAISING A CONFIDENT THINKER EPISODE #010   “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.” ~ Author Unknown         SPONORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information first, product second, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone, because we all deserve better. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Find out more about BEAUTYCOUNTER at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter.       LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:   Why do we want to raise confident thinkers? Because a confident thinker will always have natural self-confidence in life, and with confidence, you can conquer anything that comes your way. Confident thinkers tend to be better leaders, more creative, more willing to step outside of their comfort zones and to have more self-efficacy. Confident thinkers tend to be optimistic and tend to walk through life with confidence that things will work out…in short, confident thinkers are happy thinkers.   Even though I have admittedly struggled with my fair share of insecurities, I can confidently say that my parents raised both me and my brother to be confident thinkers. In preparation for this topic, I thought about what it was that made us become that way – what exactly was it that my parents did – and here is what I have concluded:   Curiosity reigns.   Teach our children to be intellectually and emotionally curious. Curiosity promotes creativity, creativity births confidence and confidence gives us the freedom to be our true selves.   Books are imperative.   Readers are leaders, and for your child to have confidence to navigate the social world, they need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. There is no better way to encourage reading than for you to set the example yourself.   Dreaming is encouraged.   Keep an open dialogue about your child’s dreams – encourage them that they can do and achieve anything they set their mind to. Expose them to stories of triumph and of seemingly impossible dreams and goals being achieved. Additionally – lead by example, share your dreams with your kids…let them know that dreaming never stops. Dreaming is a life-time endeavor.   Exploration is necessary.   Confident thinkers know that they have the freedom to explore – or try something out – without fear of failing or without fear of having to re-route. They understand that changing direction is simply part of exploration. Exploration empowers us to learn how to enjoy the journey rather than to focus on the destination.   Creativity is nurtured.   Your child doesn’t need to be “creative” in order for their creativity to shine. We are all created with a need for creative expression … some express it differently from others, and it is our job as parents to encourage creative expression and exploration of any type. Knowing that they have the freedom to be creative – and that you will support them in that creativity – will take their creativity to unprecedented levels.   Deep ethical issues are discussed.   By discussing difficult to discuss concepts as a family – and examining both “sides” of an argument, opinion or ethic issue – you are deepening the critical thinking skills of your child. Additionally, through these open dialogues, your child will have the confidence to know that sharing their opinions with you – even if their opinion differs from yours – is safe and welcomed. As they mature they won’t stray from hard to digest issues and instead will have the confidence to dive right into them,
Nov 05, 2015
#134: SQUASHING SARCASM
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Sarcasm is one of the most negative go-to defense mechanisms of communication. Squash the cynicalness of sarcasm with these 4 steps. #podcast Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/134
Nov 03, 2015
#009: THE SUPERMOM SYNDROME
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THE SUPERMOM SYNDROME EPISODE #009: ­­   The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. –M. Russle Ballard     SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information first, product second, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone, because we all deserve better. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Find out more about BEAUTYCOUNTER and start shopping at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter.         OK, LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:     WHAT IS IT?   Supermom syndrome is the idea that you can be the do-it-all-all-the-time-and-look-effortless-while-you-do-it.   It is a lie many women have believed is the standard. It is a societal pressure to pretend that you aren’t tired, you aren’t overwhelmed and that you don’t need help from anyone to flawlessly manage your family’s life and wellbeing.   THE DANGER OF IT?   The danger is that is a façade – a façade that takes a lot of effort and diligence to maintain. It is a mindset and approach to life that removes us from being able to be our authentic selves.   It makes us feel like we are inadequate as mothers unless we are doing – doing – doing. It is a performance-based / achievement oriented approach to life…and one that can be toxically destructive to our hearts and our overall wellbeing and happiness. A mom who prescribes to the supermom syndrome is a mom who fears that if everything isn’t perfect then her worth as a mother will diminish. Do not believe the perfectionistic thinking life of supermom syndrome. There is no such thing as a perfect mom and therefore we should never strive to achieve that undefined, and unachievable standard.   Additionally, the supermom syndrome is lonely. It is based in the belief that life is entirely under your control and that everything is up to you. It isolates us and cheapens the quality of the relationships that we do have in our lives.   THE TRUTH?   The truth is that we are all supermoms. There is no reason to buy into the syndrome that we need to perform, perform, perform to achieve this status, a status we already have.   If you want deep relationships with others, let them into your life. Show your vulnerable, messy side. Have them over for coffee without straightening the pillows on your couch or worrying about the unswept kitchen floor or food caked onto the very visibly placed high chair.  Don’t fall for worrying about what another mom might think of you – like I did just this past week. (Walk story / baby play date with new mom friend, Ellie dropped her cracker on the ground…my reaction and my truth telling afterwards…about wanting her to think that I’m a good mom.)       5 WAYS TO STOP BUYING INTO THE SUPERMOM SYNDROME LIE:   Redefine your idea of what being a supermom means. (Know that you, by just being you, are super, and that makes you a super mom.)   Resist the desire to compare parenting styles. (You were chosen to be the mom of your children for a reason, meaning that you are well-equipped for your kids, not for others, so comparing parenting styles is not only ridiculous, it is an absolute waste of time.   Rewrite your expectations of what being great mom looks like. (Do you want to just be busy-busy-busy or do you want to paint your life with joy by living beautifully? Do you want to teach your children that there is value in being vulnerable and that it’s okay to try things out and to not always measure up as expected? Well, then you need to lead by example.)
Oct 30, 2015
#133: THRIVING THROUGH CHANGE
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Thriving through change is possible - author Kristen Strong shares with us how to "make friends" with changes of all types in our lives. #podcast Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/133
Oct 27, 2015
#008: OVERCOMING OVER-SCHEDULING
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OVERCOMING OVER-SCHEDULING EPISODE #008:     Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. –Robert A. Heinlein       WHAT ARE THE DANGERS AND SIDE-EFECTS OF OVER-SCHEDULING?   Mental stress and pervasive anxiety Lasting feelings of fatigue and being worn down Feeling always just a little bit behind and never good enough Hyper-focus on performance versus being present and alive Health and metabolic disruption caused by stress eating or unhealthy eating Insufficient and interrupted sleep Disconnected – and rushed – relationships Diminished quality time with family and friends Living for the weekend but feeling like they fly by Feeling overwhelmed with life and pressured to do more   "Parents need to teach their kids to balance human doing with human being, kids need to know they're not defined by what they do, she said. They need time to play, experiment, rest and figure out who they are." -clinical psychologist Paula Bloom.     "As parents, we've got to get over our anxiety that we're not doing enough. Creating a sense of safety, helping kids have confidence to try certain things, those are the things that matter." – Paula Bloom   Ivin Rosenfeld, M.D., a child psychiatrist and author of The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap, believes that enrolling children – and ourselves – in too many activities is a nationwide problem. “Overscheduling our children is not only a widespread phenomenon, it’s how we parent today. Parent feel remiss that they’re not being good parents if their kids aren’t in all kinds of activities. Children are under pressure to achieve, to be competitive.”     WAYS TO RECLAIM YOUR DAY:   Focus on “enjoying” the day, not “doing” the day. Have a to-do list, but keep it small. Build in “white time” Learn how to say “no” Never let guilt be your motivator Take more recess – make moving your body the cornerstone of your wellness Prioritize creativity for yourself – and for your kids Use Sundays to map out your next week Polish your next-day priorities before going to bed at night     HOW YOU LIVE IS HOW YOUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN TO LIVE.  YOUR EXAMPLE MATTERS.     Consider the example you are setting for your children. Do you want them to live an overscheduled life? What message are you currently passing down to them and is it the message you want them to hear? As parents we have the unique opportunity to demonstrate a lifestyle and attitude towards life to our children – what we show them is what will come most naturally to them in the future. How do you wish for your child to experience the world as an adult? Stressed out and always trying to accomplish something and prove something, or fully engaged in enjoying life and pursuing creative excellence in all they do?     A poll by HealthAmerica from 2006 revealed that out of 882 children, 41 percent between the ages of 9 and 13 felt stressed all of the time or most of the time, because they have too much to do. Of those same children surveyed, 78 percent wished they had more free time.
Oct 22, 2015
#132: HOW [NOT] TO CHANGE OTHERS
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Podcast episode that dives into the power of perspective and how the best way for us to change others is to not try. Instead we must change ourselves. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/132
Oct 20, 2015
#131: LOUD INADEQUACIES
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Stop letting your loud nagging inadequacies have any more right to be in your life. There is a way to live free from the fear of not being enough. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/131
Oct 13, 2015
#007: HOW TO HANDLE THE SUPERMOM
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HOW TO HANDLE THE SUPER-MOM  There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~ Jill Churchill   SPONSORSHIP NOTE: This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information first, product second, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone, because we all deserve better. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Find out more about BEAUTYCOUNTER at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter.         LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:   Comparison is the thief of joy. –Teddy Roosevelt   This episode isn’t just about the supermom – or what I like to refer to as supermom syndrome – we’re actually going to devote an entire episode to that topic alone. What we are talking about today is the disease of comparison.     WHY DO WE COMPARE OURSELVES SO MUCH?    We engage in comparison because we are approaching life from a fundamentally flawed viewpoint: that we are in competition with others and that we must use them to measure and evaluate ourselves. Our connection to the cult of comparison is fed by our belief that our value is based on what we do, not who we are.   Comparison is the by-product of criticism and self-judgment. Desperate to know we are enough, we judge ourselves and assess our value based off of how we see others are doing. Sometimes this leaves us feeling less than, other times we feel elevated and more than. Either outcome is dangerous. THREE WAYS TO OVERCOME COMPARISON:    1. Change your belief system.   You must train your thoughts to know that your value as a human being does not lie in what you have accomplished, in the number on the scale, in your success at the office or in the size of your car or house. Your value is in who you are; in who God created you to be. It has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with character.   This is a major mental overall – an entire cognitive reconstruction – and it will take time. Work to change your belief system by   Deciding that your current value-system is flawed and you want to change it Meditating on the statement that you are enough because of who you are, not what you do Journaling and writing about this concept, what it has meant to you in the past and what it will mean to you in the future; write about what kind of freedom this new belief system might bring you Pray and talk to God, asking Him to overhaul the flawed thinking of your mind and asking Him to empower you to see yourself and your value from His eyes.   2. Actively pursue celebrating others     When we learn to celebrate and sincerely admire others, rather than looking to others as measuring markers, we can start to find freedom from the dangerously toxic cycle of self-judgment we put ourselves under.   Do this by:   Being the first to say hello Being the friendliest and most generous neighbor on the block Being affirming and complimentary to others Being sincere in acknowledging someone else’s success Being actually interested (yes, actually listening) to what someone else is really saying Being involved in the lives of others in a way that builds them up and supports them Being confident in being yourself because you are the only you created…therefore, there is no need to compare or measure yourself…the only need is to recognize and celebrate others for their great qualities since their qualities do not diminish yours   3. Identify old thoughts / old habits of compassion for what they are   …in the same way that I have learned to call my old eating disorder thoughts what they are, “old eating disorder” thoughts, you too can learn to call comparison what it is: you old way of thinking.
Oct 12, 2015
#006: 7 FAQS I NEED TO ANSWER FOR MY DAUGHTER
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7 FAQS TO CONFIDENTLY ANSWER MY DAUGHTER’S QUESTIONS   Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. –Howard W. Hunter         SPONSORSHIP NOTE:   This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information first, product second, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone, because we all deserve better. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Find out more about BEAUTYCOUNTER at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter.     CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!!!   THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS!     Steps to enter:   Search for “The Confident Mom” Podcast in iTunes Subscribe to the show Post an honest review and use the tagline #confidentmom at the end of your review Make sure to listen to both podcast shows for the next 4 weeks and I will be randomly choosing winners! There will be three winners, one for each week of the new show who receive FREE access to my Emerge Program [!!!!!} If by November 1st the new show receives over 100 reviews, a major winner will receive access to Emerge AND a beautiful Beautycounter gift of my go-to skin care love, Beautycounter Essentials Face Collection…the collection that is making my skin look radiant, clean and youthful. If you hear your name announced on the show email me at trish {at} trishblackwell.com so I can contact you with your prize.       LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:   Okay, I tricked you. Ellie can’t talk yet, but these are her anticipated questions. As you heard in episode #5, I am really jamming out on a new area of wellness for my life and for my family that I never anticipated I would care about before.     7 FAQS FOR MY DAUGHTER ABOUT CHEMICALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT   I am a right-brained person. I love words, I love literature and I love anything creative. I understand math and science, because, well, my mom raised me to be a good student, but I like to forget as much of it as I can unless it is absolutely necessary. My mind simply doesn’t like to dwell on or think about anything that ends in –ology, which contributes to the explanation of my previous lack of involvement in activism for natural wellness. The phrase natural wellness itself bores me and makes me want to run away. Because I value being a good citizen, I have always cared about the environment and about the biology of the eco-system, but, my care never translated to action. I avoided conversations about organic choices, dug in my heels of ignorance about global climate change and certainly wrote off activism of any type, that is, until I realized just how much it all actually did relate to me. Previously my brain had been lost in translation, but as a result of one powerful documentary and one well written book, I was compelled into change…not because I hadn’t cared before, but because I finally understood the implications of what all of that left-brain talk really meant for me, a right-brain girl just trying to be a good wife, a good mom and a good motivator for my community to be physically healthy.   A personal trainer by trade, health and well-being is of the utmost importance to me…but I never wanted to take it to the next level – and I mean the natural level – before, until now.   To help me make the left-brain to right-brain transition, I had to break down the big, hot-topic issues down into over-simplified, juvenile FAQs for myself. As a first time mom, these will ultimately serve as my parenting script for my daughter once she reaches the age where she can actually talk.   #1: Why do we care about recycling?   Because the Earth is sick. We can help her.
Oct 12, 2015
#130: SEEING WHAT CAN’T BE SEEN
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There is more to us - our lives and our potential - than we can see. This podcast episode dives into how to see what can't be seen and have faith as we go. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/130
Oct 06, 2015
#005: MAKING BETTER DECISIONS AROUND THE HOUSE
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MAKING BETTER DECISIONS AROUND THE HOUSE EPISODE #005   The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. –Jessica Lange               LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:   I’m not interested in what you do, I’m interested in who you are.   What we do does not define us; it is certainly a part of our identities, but it is not who we are.   This is a concept that as a 32 year-old I am currently working proactively to master and make a reality in my life – it inspires me to find a way to speak differently into the life of my child. My parents spoke into me what was spoken into them – words of affirmation about what I accomplished. They loved me unconditionally, that is without a doubt, but somewhere along the line I taught myself to want to live to impress them.     HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S CHARACTER:   Affirm their worth in the small acts of daily life - dig deeper than just simply acknowledging that they've done a kind act or exhibited love to someone...seek to identify and recognize what deeper quality of the heart they are displaying that motivated them to said act of kindness. Teach them to live for significance over success Speak to their character as often as possible - they are inundated with messages of performance and achievement everywhere they go, so the more we as parents can pour into them, the better equipped they will be to know that they are valued and loved for who they are, not for what they do.     BE A CONFIDENT MOM IN YOUR BOD:   Get instant access to your own copy of my free eBook, The 77 Secrets of Hot Moms at www.trishblackwell.com/77 and find out exactly how I lost all of my baby weight in eight weeks, as well as other secrets I have compiled from hot and confident moms I have worked with over the past ten years. Get your copy now at www.trishblackwell.com/77     ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.     Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.
Oct 04, 2015
#004: INVESTING IN OUR KIDS FOR WHO THEY ARE, NOT FOR WHAT THEY DO
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INVESTING IN OUR KIDS FOR WHO THEY ARE, NOT FOR WHAT THEY DO EPISODE #004   Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is almost synonymous with servant hood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves. –Charles Stanley           LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT:   I’m not interested in what you do, I’m interested in who you are.   What we do does not define us; it is certainly a part of our identities, but it is not who we are.   This is a concept that as a 32 year-old I am currently working proactively to master and make a reality in my life – it inspires me to find a way to speak differently into the life of my child. My parents spoke into me what was spoken into them – words of affirmation about what I accomplished. They loved me unconditionally, that is without a doubt, but somewhere along the line I taught myself to want to live to impress them.     HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S CHARACTER:   Affirm their worth in the small acts of daily life - dig deeper than just simply acknowledging that they've done a kind act or exhibited love to someone...seek to identify and recognize what deeper quality of the heart they are displaying that motivated them to said act of kindness. Teach them to live for significance over success Speak to their character as often as possible - they are inundated with messages of performance and achievement everywhere they go, so the more we as parents can pour into them, the better equipped they will be to know that they are valued and loved for who they are, not for what they do.     BE A CONFIDENT MOM IN YOUR BOD:   Get instant access to your own copy of my free eBook, The 77 Secrets of Hot Moms at www.trishblackwell.com/77 and find out exactly how I lost all of my baby weight in eight weeks, as well as other secrets I have compiled from hot and confident moms I have worked with over the past ten years. Get your copy now at www.trishblackwell.com/77     ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.     Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.
Oct 04, 2015
#003: CONFIDENCE IN THE MOM BOD.
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CONFIDENCE IN THE MOM BOD EPISODE #003   Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had … and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. –Linda Wooten           LET’S GET INTO THE CONFIDENT CONTENT: I’m going to put my personal trainer hat on today – and, since we’re just getting to know one another, I owe it to tell you about my experience in the fitness industry:   I specialize in working with body image issues, eating disorders or significant amounts of weight loss needs (50lbs or more)…. essentially my sweet spots are with the folks who need to just lose “those last 5 pounds” and those who need to lose a lot more than five pounds.   I’m an athlete for life – marathoner, Ironman athlete, obstacle race competitor, snowboarder, surfer, cyclist….I love being active. I have competed internationally in my sports of choice and am grateful to say that the sport of swimming paid my way through college. I have been active in the Fitness Industry as my field of profession for almost ten years now.     SOME THOUGHTS ON THE MOM-BOD:   You’ve heard about the Dad Bod – let’s celebrate the Mom Bod today. The Mom Bod is a beautiful thing…and it’s time to stop talking about it like it’s not. Stop with the excuses – stop blaming your body on your baby, take ownership of your body for where it is right now – 5 pounds overweight or 50 pounds overweight and stop saying that you’re “too busy” to take care of yourself. Celebrate your body for the battle scars you incurred from carrying your child and giving birth; celebrate and accept it as it is today. Get serious – have a system and a plan – my plan is 6x/week, social time while exercising, morning workouts, pre-planned meals, one big grocery shopping trip per week, one big cook-up and tracking. Plan your fitness a week at a time, but have flexibility in your plan because sometimes life does happen   NUTRITION TIPS:   3-Hour Rule Proper Prior Preparation – Meal Planning, Snack Bags and Big-Cook-Ups Breakfast of Champions Minimize Sugars Maximize Water     FITNESS TIPS:   Don’t workout – exercise. Do what you enjoy. Create a social opportunity out of it. Set a goal. Celebrate the small victories. Get an accountability partner .       BE A CONFIDENT MOM IN YOUR BOD:   Get instant access to your own copy of my free eBook, The 77 Secrets of Hot Moms at www.trishblackwell.com/77 and find out exactly how I lost all of my baby weight in eight weeks, as well as other secrets I have compiled from hot and confident moms I have worked with over the past ten years. Get your copy now at www.trishblackwell.com/77     ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.     Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.
Oct 04, 2015
#002: WHAT MOMS DON’T TALK ABOUT
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WHAT MOMS DON'T TALK ABOUT EPISODE #002 “Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.” ~ William Macneile Dixon     WHAT MOMS DON’T TALK ABOUT ENOUGH / WHAT I WISH PEOPLE HAD REALLY TOLD ME BEFORE BECOMING A MOM   The first six weeks of a baby’s life are hard. Not just a little hard, a lot hard. You will cry a lot. And then you will feel bad for crying. Everyone will have an opinion of your parenting style and decisions. There are way too many blogs and opinions out there – don’t get bogged down by them Living in fear is the best way to be a watered down momma   WHAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MORE … NO, NOT JUST TALK ABOUT, CELEBRATE:   We need to celebrate our mom-bods [Story about my C-section scar] We need to celebrate one another more. We need to celebrate camaraderie (trust one another with emotions, with fears, with our exhaustion, etc.) We need to celebrate the help of others (accept help and refuse to pretend that you have it all together / are juggling it all) We need to celebrate ourselves are ourselves – not just as moms (stay engaged in a hobby completely separate from our children)       BE A CONFIDENT MOM IN YOUR BOD:   Get instant access to your own copy of my free eBook, The 77 Secrets of Hot Moms at www.trishblackwell.com/77 and find out exactly how I lost all of my baby weight in eight weeks, as well as other secrets I have compiled from hot and confident moms I have worked with over the past ten years. Get your copy now at www.trishblackwell.com/77   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts Tell someone else about this show! Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.     Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be. Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain
Oct 04, 2015
#001: WHY CONFIDENCE MATTERS FOR MOMS
WHY CONFIDENCE MATTERS FOR MOMS EPISODE #001   “Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” ~ Larry Barretto   WELCOME TO THE SHOW!         WHY CONFIDENCE MATTERS FOR MOMS:   I was worried about being a good mom, until I decided to take action on my fears. I decided to cling to confidence, which I know is a choice and it is a mindset that is engaged in active living. As I waited the arrival of my little girl, I set my intentions on a few things:   I would trust in God’s plan.   My fears about not being a good enough mom, or the right mom disappear when I remember that God placed me with my baby for a reason. Of all of the millions of women in this world, God chose me to be Ellie’s mom. That gives me confidence. God knows more than me about why I am a good match for her, and I trust Him.   I would pray for my child and write down my prayers.   Writing down my prayers is something I have always loved doing, but now as mom I love it even more because it frees my heart to literally be able to see that I have given it – I have given my child – over to God. It gives me confidence that I am not in control.   I would invest in myself because I know that I can’t give what I don’t have.   I want to instill confidence and speak nothing but words of life to Ellie, but in order to do that, I must make sure that I have that to give out in the first place. I know too many moms who stop being themselves and stop investing in themselves completely when they become moms – all in an effort to love their children well – but ultimately jeopardizing the amount of love they can really give.   I would prioritize my husband and my relationship – and we would not lose our identities, our relationship and ourselves by being parents.     The greatest counsel we received as a couple in our pre-marital counseling was to put one another first, a concept that is uncommonly practiced in America. Often it is children first and then marriage second, and we wonder why over 50% of marriages end in divorce. My husband and I intend on being together forever – and by honoring one another and prioritizing the quality of our marriage we will be investing in our children by giving them a stable family environment as well as a living example of what a working and loving marriage looks like.   I would study parenting.   I am by no means an expert in parenting. In fact, I am the furthest thing from it, and I intend on being a learner in this area my entire life. Each phase of motherhood for me will present new opportunities to learn, new ways to love, new types of connection…from the time Ellie is a baby until the time she is a grown adult, my mothering will never stop and I have intended for it never to stop growing and changing. I am committed to humbly seeking out counsel from others in the form of advice, books, podcasts, counseling and even simple observation.         CONFIDENCE MATTERS FOR MOMS BECAUSE:   Children mirror us; we learn less by what is intentionally taught and more through what is absorbed and observed. Children need leaders – they need someone who knows who they are and how can teach them that the world does not rotate around them, but that we are here to love and build up others We are simply better moms when we are confident. Moms are so busy and so self-sacrificing that they often put themselves last…little by little investing less and less into themselves, causing their confidence to crumble. Confidence is a subtle message that can empower a child in a multitude of ways – through character development of being courageous and brave and also through actionable performance, to have confidence to do anything they set their minds out to do. Confidence in being a good mom frees you up to continue being you in the o...
Oct 04, 2015
#129: VIP IDENTITY
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You are one of one - it's time to start believing in it. Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/129
Sep 30, 2015
#128: OVERCOMING COMPARISON
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You can overcome the toxic compulsion of comparison with these simple 3 steps...listen to this #confidence #podcast to learn how to be free to be you. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/128
Sep 22, 2015
#127: CONFIDENCE OR FEAR (SWITCH TO SAFER PART TWO)
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Are you making decisions in your life based out of confidence or based out of fear? Podcast episode with questions to probe your intentions and motivation. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/127
Sep 15, 2015
#126: SWITCH TO SAFER (PART ONE)
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I have had a major breakthrough in my approach to overall wellness ... and am making a switch to safer with what I put in, on and around my body. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/126
Sep 08, 2015
#125: SHEILA VEIRS: SEVERING SELF-SABOTAGE
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Guest Sheila Viers shares her incredible insight on how to sever self-sabotage, particularly w/food. She also teaches how to repair our metabolism. #podcast >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/125
Sep 01, 2015
#124: OVERCOMING SURVIVAL MODE
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You can go from a mindset of surviving to one of thriving....here are four strategies to take your survivor mode and turn it into something victorious. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/124
Aug 25, 2015
#123: MAXIMIZING MANTRAS
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Maximizing mantras in your life can be the bridge linking truth from something you "know" intellectually into something you "know" & "live" in your heart. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/123
Aug 18, 2015
#122: PERFECTIONISM VS. EXCELLENCE
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What are you pursuing in life? Perfectionism or excellence? Podcast episode on how to overcome perfectionism and how instead to pursue excellence. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/122
Aug 11, 2015
#121: PATSY CLAIRMONT: FACING YOUR FEARS
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Patsy Clairmont interview on how to really face your fears with success to find true freedom in your mind, your spirit and your life. #podcast >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/121
Aug 04, 2015
#120: FLEXIBILITY FOR TYPE A’S
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Flexibility - and balance - is possible for Type A's ...this podcast episode explores strategies on how to find more flexibility and balance in your life. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/120
Jul 28, 2015
#119: BRANDON SYNAN – MOTIVATION FOR TYPE B’S
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It is possible to find motivation strategies that work for type B's and this podcast interview with Brandon Synan highlights practical ways on how! >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/119
Jul 21, 2015
#118: HOLD ONTO HAPPINESS
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It is possible to hug happiness and here are four practical ways for you to hug and hold onto it in your everyday and daily life! >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/118
Jul 14, 2015
#117: EATING WITHOUT GUILT
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Eating without guilt is possible if you invest in improving your relationship with food. Interviewee Marisa Molina shares insight on how to eat with love. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/117
Jul 07, 2015
#116: YOU HAVE POWER
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Personal power is available to you - and it can change your life if you engage it properly. Find out the #1 way to fire up your personal power today. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/116
Jun 30, 2015
#115: OVERCOMING INDECISION
You can overcome indecision and become someone who is decisive in your life. This week's podcast covers four effective strategies to overcome indecision. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/115
Jun 23, 2015
#114: LIFE HACKS : BODY CONFIDENCE
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Body confidence is available to you today...start taking your confidence to the next level with these mental life hacks! #podcast #positivebodyimage >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/114
Jun 16, 2015
#113: KATH YOUNGER, MAKING NUTRITION FUN
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Podcast episode with Kath Younger and tips on how to make nutrition fun and balanced for the whole family...and how to celebrate life with food! >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/113
Jun 09, 2015
#112: BAD HABIT REPLACEMENT
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What one bad habit do you need to replace in your life? Podcast #112 highlights the top 47 bad habits & gives strategy on how to turn them into good ones. >>> Get the full show notes >>> www.trishblackwell.com/112
Jun 02, 2015
#111: BETHANY HAMILTON ON BEAUTY, WORTH AND PURPOSE
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"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of." -Bethany Hamilton #podcast #interview >>>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/111
May 26, 2015
#110: MY BEST 32 SHARES
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These 32 life-tenants have shaped and transformed my life - they took years of roughness to become beautiful and my my "best shares" for a live well lived. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/110
May 19, 2015
#109: RUN WITH THE HORSES
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Podcast on how to embrace being yourself - so you can run life with the horses and blaze trails - even in the moments when you doubt yourself. #confidence >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/109
May 12, 2015
#108: ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE
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Organize your life with more effectiveness and ease with these TWELVE organizational strategies I use to balance being a healthy wife, a mom & biz owner. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/108
May 05, 2015
#107: CAREFUL WORDS
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Words are singularly the most powerful thing we possess. Be careful with your words - towards yourself and towards others - your words paint your world. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/107
Apr 28, 2015
#106: BRANDING YOU
Life is about creating yourself....everything you do is branding - both in your personal and professional pursuits. Brand yourself with confidence #podcast >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/106
Apr 21, 2015
#105: BEAT BURNOUT
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Beat burnout by burning brightly, not out. Here's why burnout happens and 21 things you can do to overcome it. Podcast episode #105. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/105
Apr 14, 2015
#104: POSITION YOUR PERSPECTIVE
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Position your perspective by using these 7 strategies to get yourself out of the tunnel of negativity and into a carpe diem mindset every day! >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/104
Apr 07, 2015
#103: LEAVING OTHERS BETTER
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There is no such thing as a neutral interaction. Listen to #103 to learn how to make sure you are always leaving others better by interacting with you. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/103
Mar 31, 2015
#102: TRINA GRAY – CREATING GREATNESS
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Interview with fitness entrepreneurial star Trina Gray on how to create greatness in all areas of life - business, fitness, family and legacy. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/102
Mar 24, 2015
#101: TODD DURKIN – LASTING IMPACT
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Interview with America's Top Trainer Todd Durkin on how to create lasting impact in your fitness and in your life so that you live a life that matters. >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/101
Mar 17, 2015
#100: THE POWER OF SMILING
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We're celebrating 100 episodes today, which gives us something big to smile about! Activate the power of smiling in your life with these major tips! >>> Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/100
Mar 10, 2015
#99: LYSA TERKEURST – SAYING YES TO GOD
SAYING YES TO GOD AND NO TO AN UNDERWHELMED SOUL There is a "yes" and a "no," and also the best choice that is in between those, that is the "best choice," or the "best yes."  - Lysa TerKeurst EPISODE #99 In this episode we will: Have special guest and New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst on the air with us to share how to make the best decision when we are faced with decisions, how to say yes to God and no to an underwhelmed soul. Investigate the side-effects of what an underwhelmed soul looks like Share my best resources for you to feed your soul             FIRST, THANK YOU & VIRTUAL HIGH FIVES TO: JRCMGQ ALSO … BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m pumped to announce that the Insecurity Detox program has gone through a major upgrade! The good news is that for the masses of you who have already purchased the Detox in the past, you will have access to the new and improved version! The detox is now called Emerge and it is the packed with awesomeness for you. Get more info about the Emerge Experience at www.trishblackwell.com/emerge   ABOUT LYSA: Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to: Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it. Discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation. Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise. Stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are. Sense God responding to your prayers. Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.   Today, Lysa and her ministry team at Proverbs 31 encourage 500,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Lysa’s blog averages over 80,000 avid readers per month. Lysa is the New York Times bestselling author of 16 books, her most recent releases, The Best Yes, Made to Crave and Unglued, have remained on the best sellers list for over 40 weeks combined. ABOUT THE BOOK: www.thebestyes.com Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you: Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.   WISE WORDS FROM LYSA: "Being overbooked makes us overlook opportunities in life."    (1). Analyze the decision.  Ask yourself if it is a good fit for you emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially. If your analyzing leads to paralyzing, then make the decision. (2). Make the decision. A bad decision is an error, not an end.  (3). Take ownership of the decision.    “There is no perfect choice, but there is a best choice”   "Do the next right thing right now."    MY FAVORITE QUOTES FROM LYSA FROM THE BOOK: It’s not the activities or accomplishing we string together that m...
Mar 03, 2015
#98: EATING DISORDER AWARENESS
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NATIONAL EATING DISORDER AWARNESS WEEK EPISODE #98 In this episode we will be chatting about: Shining light into the darkness – celebrating National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Talk about binge eating disorder, an EDNOS not often talked about How to help someone you love             THANK YOU: To everyone who is actively engaged in this community, whether it is on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or by just extending the reach of this podcast show by sharing it with those you love in your life and your community.   ABOUT AWARENESS WEEK: www.nedawareness.org February 22nd – 28th, 2015   “I HAD NO IDEA” …that my passion had become a problem …that eating disorders don’t discriminate …that eating disorders aren’t just a phase …that the ‘perfect’ images I see every day are digital illusions …that bullying can trigger disordered eating …that my quest for health was making me sick …that eating disorders are often overlooked or misdiagnosed   To be honest, most people could have said “I had no idea” to me about having an eating disorder. That’s the thing – most people who battle an eating disorder are masters at putting up a façade, which is why most people who are battling are battling on their own.   You don’t have to battle on your own. It’s time to break the silence. Eating disorders – such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect both a person’s emotional and physical health. In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Eating disorders can include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. These conditions affect all kinds of people and don’t discriminate by race, age, sex, age or size. Body image problems, disordered eating and full-blown eating disorders are common among athletes. Though most athletes with eating disorders are female, male athletes are also at risk—especially those competing in sports such as wrestling, bodybuilding, gymnastics, and running, which tend to place an emphasis on the athlete’s diet, appearance, size, and weight requirements. In a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa (Johnson, Powers, et al, 1999). In weight-class and aesthetic sports about 33% of males and up to 62% of females are affected by an eating disorder (Thompson, PhD. 2010). The good news is that with information and awareness, coaches, parents and teammates can all play an important role in confronting eating disorders and ensuring that athletics are a positive experience for everyone. All too often, the drive for thinness begins early in a person’s life. For example, 46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets (Gustafson-Larson & Terry, 1992) and 35-57% of adolescent girls engage in crash dieting, fasting, self-induced vomiting, diet pills, or laxatives (Boutelle, Neumark-Sztainer, et al. 2002; Neumark-Sztainer & Hannan, 2001; Wertheim et al., 2009).   BINGE EATING: Also known as compulsive eating disorder, binge eating can be expressed differently, but is centered around a lack of ability to control food intake. It is nearly impossible to physically identify if someone struggles with binge eating as binge eaters represent all types of bodies: those who are overweight, those who are underweight, and those in between. My binge-eating story: Started in high school, Sophomore year; a cool friend told me that I could be skinner and she tried to teach me to throw up and then tried to sell me diet pills. I didn’t like either and found myself stressed, so I turned to food. To make up for the food intake I doubled or tripled my workout routine. Continued in college – usually 3-4x/week, always when alone.
Feb 24, 2015
#97: KRYSTAL BALL – ACTIVATE YOUR DREAM
ACTIVATE YOUR DREAM  EPISODE #97 In this episode we will: Talk about ways to activate your dream in 8 steps Hear from Krystal Ball, someone who has very publically activated her dream and continues to do so             HUGE HIGH FIVES: to everyone out there willing to speak their dream into existence to new listeners to folks who are writing reviews in iTunes for the show…I will give you a shout out on the air in March, so keep ‘em coming! HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR DREAM: Give yourself permission to dream, and to dream big. Visualize your dream coming to live. Write your dream down on paper. Share your dream out loud with someone you respect and admire. Re-write your dream with more clarity and focused purpose – be specific. Put your dream into a present tense instead of future tense. Take action – in little steps forward. Be bold – realize that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so take a big jump.   ABOUT KRYSTAL:  Krystal  Ball is co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC, and host of Krystal Clear on Shift by MSNBC. In 2010 she was theDemocratic Party nominee for United States Congress in the First District of Virginia.  Her campaign displayed an unusually strong fundraising prowess and excelled in the use of social media in politics. The campaign raised nearly $1M as a first time candidate from more than 6,000 donors in all 50 states. Prior to becoming a politician and television host, Krystal was a Certified Public Accountant, software designer, and small business owner.  In addition, Krystal was an undefeated state champion swimmer, NCAA Div I scholarship athlete and has a degree in economics from the University of Virginia. Now she lives in New York City with her husband Jonathan and two children, 7 year old Ella and 2-year-old Lowell.   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:  Adam Chaney What’s funny is that Adam isn’t the primary listener of the show – I do know that he listens though because his wife listens.  Adam is the listener of the episode because he has activated his dream of moving up in management in the fitness business and was recently named Fitness Director at a major health club.   Congratulations to Adam and his beautiful wife Erica for being proactive dreamers who make a difference with their lives and their careers!   ACCOUNTABILITY COACHING: I have six open accountability coaching spots – first come, first serve. Accountability coaching is for anyone determined to make this year their best year yet and wanting assurance that they will stay on top of their game and goals, not losing focus or momentum through the year anyone with a goal that really matters to them who wants assurance that they will stick with their pursuit of their goal anyone who struggles with follow-through and wants to change that anyone looking to have an edge on achieving their goals or dreams and wants a coach in their corner to keep them on track and consistent anyone wanting fitness / workout accountability and personal training advice anyone who has completed the Breakout Program and is looking for their next step of personal development and growth   __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME! Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain
Feb 17, 2015
#96: LOVE YOURSELF
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LOVE YOURSELF EPISODE #96 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  -1 Corinthians 13:13 In this episode: A special announcement about Ellie’s arrival that I promise you’re going to want to hear! 50 ways to love yourself How #loveisyours with Lindsey Richardson                   ELLIE’S ANNOUNCEMENT: As most of you know, I am now 38 weeks pregnant. My little Eleanor Lucia Synan, or Ellie as we will be calling her, will be arriving any day now. To celebrate, I am extending a (literally) once-in-a-lifetime website-wide sale to celebrate the date of her birth! Full disclosure, the next few weeks of Confidence on the Go are pre-recorded – I have been busting my buns to be ready for Ellie as a first time mom and I wanted to make sure that no one in the Be More Community missed a beat from me being in the hospital or from the inevitable sleepless nights I have ahead of me.   That being said, I have an AWESOME CELEBRATION OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU. But to partake in it you MUST follow my social media platforms in order to know what’s going on. Here are the details: You will get a site-wide discount on EVERYTHING – that is the Breakout program, coaching sessions, my CD sets – based off of Ellie’s date of birth. So, if she is born on 2.15, you will receive a 30% discount (2x15). If she’s born on 2.20, you’ll get 40% (2x20). The site-wide sale lasts 72 hours – and you need the discount code that will be posted on my social media sites to be able to participate. The social media sites the promotion and announcement will be posted are: www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness @trainerTRISH on Twitter @growthwithgod on Instagram @trainthetemple on Instagram @gardeningthemind on Instagram Pintrest: www.pintrest.com/trishblackwells   50 WAYS TO LOVE YOURSELF   Stop comparing yourself to others. Build in more “white” space. Invest in yourself. Exercise Read more. Spend time alone without an agenda or to-do list. Take a bath. Let go of the past. Forgive yourself. Eat a good breakfast. Treat yourself to something you want but don’t need. Take control of your finances. Laugh at yourself. Speak kind words of encouragement to yourself. Get outside and drink in a sunset. Let go of trying to please everyone. Spray aromatherapy on your linens before turning in for sleep. Refuse to use the label “perfectionist” for yourself anymore. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Pray and meditate more often. Listen to your feelings and acknowledge them compassionately. Choose to put yourself around loving, uplifting people. Find work that you love. Indulge in hobbies that make your heart sing. Make a list of reasons why you are loveable. Stretch every morning. Stop trying to fit in and instead just be you. Put lotion on your body before you go to bed at night. Turn off your phone and social media for an afternoon. Ask for help when you need it. Get a pedicure. Have a day of arts and crafts – indulge your creative side. Go out to lunch with a friend you don’t get to see often. Dance in your kitchen with a glass of wine. Change the song / sound of your alarm clock to something you enjoy hearing. Throw away your scale. Do something every day that scares you. Stop worrying about other people’s opinions. Be more every day of who you want to be. Write in a gratitude journal every day. Make sure you have a BHAG – a big, hairy, audacious goal Believe in yourself. Go to a comedy club or watch a funny movie Follow through on what you say you are going to do. Get a massage. Share your dreams with others. Take a walk Spend five minutes with your eyes closed and just focus on deep breathing Plan a trip Celebrate your small successes   #LOVEISYOURS www.doingitwrongsince1982.com www.
Feb 11, 2015
#95: NEVER SETTLE
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NEVER SETTLE The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.  –Thomas Merton EPISODE #95   In this episode, we will cover The 10 reasons why people settle The number one secret to not settling in life, with anything 3 ways to invest in that secret so you never settle again in your life   Never settle for less than you can be, do, share or live. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. –Steve Jobs If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. –Jim Rohn               SHOUT OUT OF THANKS: Angela Charlie Weeks   WOOPS FROM LAST WEEK: I never told you the final third thing I promised you! … the awesome learning tool I just discovered…OYSTER...https://www.oysterbooks.com   NEVER SETTLE CONCEPT: Remember, you are the master of your mind, and therefore the master of your destiny. Reasons I think people settle: We don’t see our true potential We are afraid of taking a risk and rocking the status quo We see everyone else settling around us We think, “Who are we” to be anything special or to expect more We have been around too many toxic, negative influencers We have convinced ourselves that we are lazy We don’t understand just how much is actually out there for us We haven’t yet accepted the weight of our responsibility to make a difference in this world We aren’t reading enough and exposing ourselves to great inspiration We get “busy” with distraction and find life passing us by   The KEY to not settling is to have CONFIDENCE. “Confidence is the ability to hear someone say no.” –Brandon Synan People will say no. Doors will close. You will have setbacks. The plan won’t always work. But looking back it’s always better to have tried than to have lived in fear and in regret. As Brandon so wisely said, you are choosing to be a confident person, so you therefore have the ability to hear someone say “no” and the ability to have a setback without it setting you back completely.   3 WAYS TO INVEST IN THE SECRET OF CONFIDENCE Make sure you have a copy of the Roadmap to Confidence (www.trishblackwell.com/roadmap) Speak confident words of life to others – and it will increase the words that you speak to yourself. Start your Insecurity Detox – the opposite of insecurity is confidence   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Don’t settle with “love month” of February – invest in yourself and in your confidence by starting the 7-day Insecurity Detox. For just $6/day -> the cost of having a cup of coffee with me in person as your friend <- you can awake that inner confidence that you have within so that you can truly love yourself this month. (Because remember, unless we love ourselves, we cannot successfully love others – you can’t give out what you don’t yet have). Get it here: www.trishblackwell.com/insecurity-detox   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Meghan Stark Hi Trish- I am really excited to be apart of the Be More community! I have purchased the UNSTUCK CD SET and also the INSECURITY DETOX.   Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the podcast community your are inspiration! I look forward to every Tuesday now and my ride to work as I am currently catching up on past recordings. You came along at a point in my life I did not know what to do and now I have found clarity. I stumble across this Be More community from downloading your 1/2 marathon app, as I am working towards that goal, I have had the pleasure of doing 2 in the past, but I am coming back from an injury and from allowing my workaholic self to be lost from the people and things I love. Thank you doesn't express just how grateful I am!
Feb 03, 2015
#94: THE WORKAHOLIC SOLUTION
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THE WORKAHOLIC SOLUTION Being insanely busy all the time is not only bad for you; it also prevents you from discovering the human being you were meant to be.  –Andrew Smart EPISODE #94 In this episode we will be covering: How slowing down can help you make meaning out of experience and ultimately help make you more productive, maximizing your impact, influence, and legacy  7 ways to break your workaholic tendencies  The latest personal growth tool I stumbled upon and you deserve to know about!               INSPIRED BY…. My babymoon relaxation weekend in Myrtle Beach   THE WORKAHOLIC SOLUTION Autopilot, by Andrew Smart Quotes from Smart: Our long-standing “idlephobia” has lead inexorably to our current near-obsession with busyness. In the short term, busyness destroys creativity, self-knowledge, emotional well-being, your ability to be social – and it can damage your cardiovascular health. True insight, whether artistic or scientific, emotional or social, can really only occur in these all-too-rare idle states. Allowing the brain to rest opens the system to exploiting these mechanisms of nonlinearity and randomness, and amplifies the brain’s natural tendency to combine percepts and memories into new concepts. Doing nothing actually makes your brain function better. Western society has instilled in us a belief that every moment of every day must be filled with activity. Indeed, it is almost a moral obligation in the US to be as busy as possible. I will try to show that for certain things the brain like to do you may need to be doing very little. Modern technology can literally make us dumber. On the contrary, when you leave important parts of your brain unattended by relaxing in the grass on a sunny afternoon, the parts of your brain in the default mode network become more organized and engaged. If you knew being idle (preferably while lying down on a blanket under a tree with an ice bottle of wine) for more hours of the day could add years to your life, what would you do? The common sense notion about ‘workaholics” is that they find idleness and inactivity to be unbearable because they are escaping emotional pain through constant work. In our hysterical rush to make money, gain status, compete for scarce jobs, jockey for promotions, make our kids athletic and intellectual geniuses, and organize our lives down to the second, we are suppressing our brain’s natural ability to make meaning out of experience.   WAYS TO BREAK YOUR WORKAHOLIC NATURE Set boundaries on your time – don’t work when you don’t have to, even when it’s your passion. Protect your schedule: set specific parameters on when you will work and when you will not Take a social media retreat – either a 21-day cleanse or a weekend disconnected Remove your work email from your phone, unless required by your place of employment. Set 3-5 daily email check-in times and stick to those only. Realize that having idle rest time is actually productive and not something to be apologized for. Say no to more things, know your true worth lies in who you are, not in what you do or what you strive to achieve. Happiness is measured by your ability to actually live life, and when you are a workaholic, you aren’t living life, you are watching life pass you by.   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Kristen Brown Subject: “I became a runner today.” Downloaded your app and am starting today!! I'm in 2 weddings, going to 4 others and have a cruise planned this year. If ever there was a time to get in shape it is now. Did some research and bought your app, some new shoes, and some spunky new running clothes. The weather in Louisiana is crazy! I'm completely excited to take this journey!  I've been good about staying away from fast food, only drinking water and coffee and trying to eat healthier but sometimes it gets tough. Any advice on how to stay motivated to keep goin...
Jan 27, 2015
#93: MENTAL SLIDE SHIFTS
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MENTAL SLIDE SHIFTS EPISODE #93 In this episode we will be covering: How a few slight shifts in your mental processes can drastically shift your day 3 major mental slides I believe we all need to be aware of What happens to you in just a week of saying one magical phrase             THANK YOU: Ta2yerface MENTAL SLIDE SHIFTS Scarcity to Abundance Failure to Success Aversion to Ascension   To be honest, most perfectionists live in a scarcity mindset – we are convinced that we will never have enough time, that there is a limited amount of success available and that we live in a world where we have something to prove (thereby something else is lacking) versus a world of abundance and sufficiency. For the sliding shift of failure / success, it’s important to realize that you are either moving towards one or the other. What is it that your scale slider in your mind is set at?   Are you striving to avoid failure or are you striving to be successful? You can’t be doing both. Aversion is fear disguised. It is fear that keeps us in our comfort zone, that keeps us from action, that convinces us to play it safe. Ascension is the pursuit of being our greatest and fullest selves – of stepping out and rising up to the challenges and blessings of life. In all of these scenarios, there always lies the temptation of taking the easy way out. Giving into a scarcity mindset, a fear mindset or an aversion mindset is playing chicken, getting scared, staying in your comfort zone, and playing it easy. I never realized I was taking the easy way out.  Learning this about myself was humbling and empowering to make me want to always change and shift my mental sliders to the right setting. You can shift the sliding scales of your mind. Figure out what settings you have been mentally set on. Imagine yourself sliding the slider to the other setting. Write your new mental setting down. Repeat your new mental setting out loud 10-15x. Spend a week consciously focused on re-sliding yourself mentally, reminding yourself of your new setting and your new thought tracks. Act as if you have been reprogramed by a programmer…you may incur some glitches, but you aren’t going to be what you were before. THE MAGIC PHRASE: What would happen if you said “I love my life” to yourself multiple times per day? Well, that’s an experiment I took on myself this week and here’s what I experienced: An increased sense of innate joy Calmness in mindset as I assessed my to-do list daily General increase of peace More natural enthusiasm towards small tasks I typically don’t enjoy Gratitude and appreciation for the people in my life, more than I usually feel A desire to reach out and connect with people I love via random text messages Affection towards my husband over little things that he does that might otherwise be overlooked Decrease of anxiety or pressure that I sometimes manage on a daily basis More enjoyment from my workouts – a general enjoyment in the joy of moving my body versus the joy of getting a workout “done” or accomplished An ability to taste and really savor the moment of the present – not wanting to be anywhere where I was aside from there in that moment.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you know that I offer Accountability Coaching? http://www.trishblackwell.com/accountability-coaching/ LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Wade Nettles “Need smaller compression pants now. They don’t compress anymore. #weightlossproblems     __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.
Jan 20, 2015
#92: ANNIHILATING ANGER
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ANNIHILATING ANGER Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.  -Louis L’Amour EPISODE #92   In this week’s episode we are going to talk about: How to annihilate anger from taking over your emotions and keeping you in the past The one instance when you can utilize anger for good My five ways I manage anger in my life             SHOUT OUT OF THANKS: Dave from Maryland! LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Derrick Hi Trish, I have been listening to your podcasts off and on for several years.. I haven't listened to all of them, but when I need a good boost, I definitely tune in to your channel. You have made me cry and inspired me. Anyways...  I wanted to know your thoughts about anger.. maybe you have already done a podcast, and I missed it and if you can direct me to it great, or maybe you can do another one. The reason I ask, is I suffer from depression and I have had individuals hurt me so much, that even thou years have past, when I think about them and the pain, my anger takes me right back to the moment, and the power of it is so real... I feel like it happened yesterday. Though, I don't talk to most of the individuals now, I so badly want to call them up and have them take back all the anger they have given me by letting them know how much it hurt. I don't know if that is appropriate, but I really want too. Either way, I am wondering if you have experienced such anger, and if you have any possible recommendations on how to deal with anger that lingers for years... despite your best efforts to let it go.   ANNIHILATING ANGER: Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. –Aristotle For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. -Booker T. Washington Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him. -Louis L’Amour   For those of you who listened to episode #80 – you know my sideways years – and I have had the opportunity to be angry about a lot of things in my life. If you missed it, here’s a short outline: I was angry at the world for… having to suffer a broken heart being emotionally abused and threatened in a relationship being raped and having PTSD as a part of my life for a full year I was angry at myself for… my eating disorder my imperfections and my body my awkwardness and quirks my “failures” and short-comings on goals I didn’t achieve the amount of pressure I put on myself  I was angry at God for…. parents that were always in turmoil a family who struggled financially I used these 5 methods to annihilate the anger in my life so that I wouldn't be pinned to the past, but instead be able to thrive and have peace in the present and future.   FIVE WAYS TO ANNIHILATE ANGER IN YOUR HEART:  Remind yourself that anger is a killing thing – and you’re the one it kills. Anger prevents peace from being present. Choose peace. Choose to be a victor, not a victim. Put it into perspective. Pray for the person.   ANGER IS OKAY WHEN….   It is a “righteous” anger and ignites your soul to change the world or yourself for the better.   How do you know when your anger is righteous? It is righteous when you are inspired to positive action. It is not righteous when you are consumed with rage, distraction, or personal vendetta to punish someone else or try to make something right by playing God yourself.   EXAMPLES OF WORDS OF LIFE:  I am not timid, I am strong and determined and I can do this.
Jan 14, 2015
#91: LIVING WILDLY ALIVE IN YOUR LIFE
LIVING WILDLY ALIVE IN YOUR LIFE Living wildly alive is daring, it is exciting, it is dangerous - it is the only way to live.  Engage your enthusiasm and let yourself become a true "liver." EPISODE #91   In today’s episode we are going to be spending time with special guest Nichole Kellerman covering:  What it means to be “liver” How to be “wildly alive” in your life The difference between living your life and living in your life. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Have you completed your Annual Guidebook? It’s not too late. Get your free copy at trishblackwell.com/guidebook. Virtual high five to: Leah Brannstetter! Welcome of course to any new listeners! This is the “be more” community!               NOW, ONTO THE INTERVIEW: Nichole Kellerman http://wildlyaliveweightloss.com   __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain
Jan 06, 2015
#90: RESOLVE THAT LASTS
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RESOLVE THAT LASTS Determine to do that thing that you feel you must do. Follow through. Do it. Achieve it. EPISODE #90   In this episode we will cover: How you can be different from the 92% of people who don’t keep their New Year resolutions The 7 things you must do to have resolve that lasts Reframing how you speak to yourself in terms of your personal resolve and flexibility as you approach new goals   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Happy 2015! Last chance to prepare for 2015 -> trishblackwell.com/guidebook I want to give you a shout-out on the air! Just post a review on iTunes for the show! If you filled out the podcast survey but haven’t yet received your “Your Best You” audio coaching set via email, it means that I didn’t get your email accurately, so please email me and I will make sure you get your copy. Oh, and thank you to everyone who voted on the new podcast show cover! It is now updated and live.                 RESOLVE THAT LASTS:    Let’s talk about resolve that lasts, because really, most people’s resolve does not last. 45% of people who set resolutions fail by the end of January and only 8% stick their resolutions out for the entire year.   How can you be different?   Resolve that Lasts:   Create a plan of action for your action. (Create consequences and rewards to break out of your comfort zone so that you stop talking about doing and start becoming someone who does.) Resolve for the right reasons. Ask yourself the right questions about why and what you are resolving to do. Write down your resolutions – make them visible and make them public. Know that willpower is a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Get as specific as possible – and then envision what living life with that resolution will look like. Don’t create absolutes or negative resolutions.   People don’t stick to their resolutions because the resolutions are too vague, too demanding or too unrealistic. Put your resolution in a “no-choice” category. Like putting on your seat belt. Set up an accountability system for yourself.   It is imperative that you reframe how you speak to yourself in terms of how you see yourself and how you see your personal adaptability and flexibility towards whatever new goal it is that you are approaching.   __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain
Dec 30, 2014
#89: HOLIDAY FOOD AND FITNESS GUIDE
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HOLIDAY FOOD AND FITNESS GUIDE The 10 "Do's" and "Don'ts" of holiday food and fitness habits!  EPISODE #89   In this episode we will cover: Christmas – the reason for the season – the true gift of life The present of the present, of spending time with others Giving yourself the gift of life…a holiday eating and exercise guide, my top 10 food and fitness do’s and don’ts. Your health is your wealth.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: THANK YOU:  MegPie1221 I want to give you a shout out on the air. All you need to do is write a review for the show in iTunes and I will personally thank you with a virtual high five! FREE GIVEAWAY ALERT! GIVEAWAY ONE: www.trishblackwell.com/survey Fill out the survey, which is simply 8 multiple-choice questions, and get exclusive access to my 4-part CD set, “Your Best You.” Your answers will help me make sure I deliver my best content to you in 2015 – I am here to serve and coach you – and this survey will help me do it more effectively. Deadline for the survey is 12/31 GIVEAWAY TWO: www.trishblackwell.com/guidebook GIVEAWAY THREE:  Insecurity Detox – sign up at and get a FREE audiobook copy of Building a Better Body Image.  Take advantage of this deal by December 24th, 2014 at www.trishblackwell.com/insecurity-detox              TOP TEN HOLIDAY FOOD & FITNESS DO’s AND DON’Ts   DON’T:   Say you are too busy to move your body; you are never too busy for your body. Pretend that what you eat at holiday parties doesn’t count. You can’t sneak anything past your body. Also, remember, we often over-indulge because we think it’s our only opportunity to have that special treat…which is simply not true. Have the attitude that you’ll start taking care of yourself on January 1st – that mindset is one of procrastination that will delay your goals. You are training your mind to delay your goals. Let stress into your holidays. Accept that you aren’t going to be able to please everyone during the holiday season – we are all getting pulled in a million directions with a thousand expectations. Keep the focus on the reason for the season and on love, don’t buy into any family drama that might incur, and you will save yourself a sizeable amount of stress, which can wreak havoc on your health. Forget to drink enough water. Holiday habits tend to exclude water – causing us to be dehydrated and to throw our personal sense of hunger and satiety off. Typically we wake up, drink coffee and then the rest of the day is a smorgasbord of eggnog, holiday drinks, alcohol or sugary drink options. Try to drink at least 75% of your body weight in ounces. Not have a plan. Allow guilt talk to be a part of your conversations with anyone. Watch too much TV – the holidays are family time – get outside and be active as much as you possibly can. Every little bit of fitness and activity you get during the holiday season helps! Forget to eat breakfast! It is the most important meal of the day and eating it will set you up to not over-indulge the rest of the day. Breakfast is your opportunity to rev your metabolism. Allow yourself to engage in mindless snacking. Be intentional.     DO:   Load up on fibrous foods like veggies at parties (and be careful of how much dip you use). Always bring vegetables as your go-to. Look up the caloric count on your favorite holiday alcohol drinks. Educate yourself and be aware that drinks are empty calories…so make your best choice. Find a way to exercise your body every day, no matter way. Something is always better than nothing. Minimize the amount of creamy casseroles that you indulge in – often the fat and caloric content of holiday casseroles is higher than what is found in your holiday desserts. Make it a tradition to take a family walk. Empower yourself by tracking your food and calorie intake during the season. This prevents you from living in denial and will motivate you to keep fre...
Dec 23, 2014
#88: SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES
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SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES EPISODE #88 “Modeling excellence begins with modeling belief.” – Tony Robbins   In this episode we will cover: Three major definitions of success, and how to apply them to your vocabulary How to model the success of others The single most important thing you need to be successful   ANNOUNCEMENTS: I want to give you a shout out on the air. All you need to do is write a review for the show in iTunes and I will personally thank you with a virtual high five! Insecurity Detox – sign up at and get a FREE audiobook copy of Building a Better Body Image.  Take advantage of this deal by December 24th, 2014 at www.trishblackwell.com/insecurity-detox          SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES:    There are a few ways we often respond to the success of others around us: (1). Jealousy – we struggle to be happy for others and create an internalized pressure within ourselves to prove ourselves better in some capacity (2). Distancing – we think “good for them” and then relay something negative internally about ourselves (3). Modeling - we celebrate their success, ask questions and model our behaviors after the positive ones that they themselves display       WHAT IS SUCCESS? Three definitions: To me, success is the ongoing process of striving to become more. –Tony Robbins Success is being more of who you are, in all that you do. Success is having the ability to find happiness and freedom in being yourself and pursuing your dreams and calling.   What we believe becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. “To change our own behaviors, we have to start with our own beliefs. If we want to model excellence, we need to learn to model the beliefs of those who achieve excellence.”    WAYS TO DEEPEN YOUR BELIEF IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS:  Model belief in your life by modeling belief in your thought life Surround yourself with other people who believe in themselves and their goals Believe with intention Consider attempting something that seems ‘impossible’ to stretch your belief. Accept the belief that you are special, uniquely crafted by God and meant for a great purpose     __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Dec 16, 2014
#87: YOUR BEST YEAR YET
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YOUR BEST YEAR YET EPISODE #87 Every year can be your best year yet - with the right attitude and right tools, which you can get right here!    In this episode we will cover: How to make every year you live better than the first one My ultimate planning tool that I use every new year The power of the “one-word” assignment   THREE ANNOUNCEMENTS: New audiobook for Building a Better Body Image is live and available! It’s $11.99 at www.trishblackwell.com/audiobook.  It’ll be available via Audible as well by the end of this week. If you don’t want to pay $11.99 and want it for FREE – then take advantage of my Christmas Detox special. Purchase Insecurity Detox anytime between now (December 9th) and Christmas Eve (December 24th) and you’ll receive the audiobook for FREE!   Get the Insecurity Detox at www.trishblackwell.com/insecurity-detox Finally – for those of you looking for stocking stuffers or who have folks who want ideas for you….I’m hosting a BOGO BOOK OFFER.   Buy The Skinny, Sexy Mind via Amazon and you will receive a FREE copy of Building a Better Body Image the e-book. The forth announcement – the best Christmas present you can get me is to take 2 minutes of your time to write a review in iTunes so that others will find this community and join it to #bemore of who they can be!               WHY VISION NOW MATTERS? Brandon asked me the other day to sit down and create couples goals and visions for 2015… which made me realize that I needed to do that for myself as well! Oh, and if you’re interested in doing a couple goal / vision setting session with your significant other, the categories we are covering in our goals are: Family vision goal Spiritual growth goal Financial goal Travel goal Fitness goal    I really believe that every year can be your best year yet.   This is done with: The right attitude – an attitude of praise and gratitude Back casting with a teachable spirit Future casting with hope and confidence Acknowledgment of needed growth areas, and a plan for growth in those Celebration of growth that has occurred The decision that every year of your life – no matter what it might bring – is only going to get better and better. Life is like a good wine, as long as you have the right, well-trained mentality to see it properly.   THE POWER OF ONE WORD: Clear, concise and focused. I keep my list on my iPhone notes. My past fourteen years, in one word: 2000: Maturity 2001: Empowerment 2002: College 2003: Help 2004: Language 2005: Graduation 2006: Exploration 2007: Adulthood 2008: Change 2009: Rebuilding 2010: Independence 2011: Limitless 2012: Love 2013: Partnership 2014: Freedom 2015 will be a year of: Legacy   MY ANNUAL GUIDEBOOK: Take one hour to reflect, assess and plan out your 2015 based off of your 2014. Time yourself on this exercise and keep a copy of your answers to refer to throughout the year. There are five sections of this guidebook: reflection, growth, assessment, anticipation and planning. 48 questions… Reflection Growth Assessment Anticipation Plan   Get your own copy of the Annual Guidebook for FREE at: www.trishblackwell.com/guidebook   __________________________________________ Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free. __________________________________________   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Dec 09, 2014
#86: ANXIETY BE GONE
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ANXIETY BE GONE EPISODE #86 “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” –Charles Spurgeon   In this episode we’re going to talk about: My own personal battle with anxiety and how I overcame it / manage it on a daily basis Talk about solutions to minimize the presence of anxiety in your life 8 ways you can manage your stress and anxiety, starting today   WEBINAR REPLAY OPPORTUNITY: A webinar on maximizing your own confidence, self-esteem and positive body image so that you can ultimately pass on that confidence to those whom you influence. www.trishblackwell.com/replaywebinar In the webinar replay you'll learn the: THE "CONFIDENCE HIERARCHY OF NEEDS" 5 ESSENTIAL AREAS YOU MUST INVEST IN CONCERNING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SO THAT YOU CAN BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE TO THOSE AROUND YOU. 10 SELF-EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH OTHERS   REVIEWS: Make your holiday gift to me a “thank you” if this show in any way has positively impacted your day, your week or your life in the past, and write a review in iTunes. Also, make sure you subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode.             ANXIETY BE GONE: EFFECTS OF STRESS & ANXIETY Stress affects the body significantly for anyone of any fitness level.  Heightened stress levels increase the hormone coritsol, which ultimately renders someone with feelings of lethargy as well as an increased inclination to store fat, particularly in the core / abdominal part of the body.   Additionally, stress inhibits one's ability to actively engage fully in exercise and activity; stress, when not managed well, can disrupt one's mental health and derail them from their goals, regular activities and basic coming and goings. Stress management is one of the most important foundations of optimal mental and physical well-being.  It is essential for anyone wanting to attain their optimal fitness level as well as for those who want to maximize the possibility of their potential in all areas of life. EIGHT WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR STRESS / ANXIETY: Everyone manages stress differently, and some strategies will work better for some than others, but whatever it takes, it is imperative that you experiment and discover which stress management tactics works best for you.  Below are a few suggestions of ways to manage stress that many people find helpful: Create a consistent morning routine for your 15 minutes of the day that set you up for a successful day mentally and physically. Build in more "white space" into your daily scheduling, allowing for cushion time between commitments and resisting the urge to overbook and overcommit yourself Learn how to say "no" more often to the things in life that stress you out and "yes" to activities that promote personal growth and quality time with those you love. Exercise on a daily basis When feeling particularly stressed, go outside and take a walk or a jog. Fresh air and a change of environment can often alleviate stress. Employ the use of a to-do list everyday to keep yourself on task and from feeling overwhelmed from the stress of having too much to do Celebrate the small victories of life.  If you are on a weight loss journey, celebrate every small step that is positively working towards your ultimate goal instead of focusing on the big number that you want to lose. Meditate, pray or write in gratitude journal on a daily basis.   ONE BONUS WAY – A NINTH WAY This is the way I manage mine – through the tools and teaching I share in my Insecurity Detox program.   Don’t let the stress of December and the holiday season get the best of you – give yourself 10 minutes a day for the next seven days and commit to this total detox. The Insecurity Detox is a revolutionary jump-start program designed to dramatically detoxify your negative thinking patterns, help you break free from perfectionism,
Dec 02, 2014
#85: YOUR RIPPLE EFFECTS
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YOUR RIPPLE EFFECTS EPISODE #85 “Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.” –Victor Webster    In this episode we’re going to talk about: What happens when you disconnect from the world for 6 days 4 ways to really let your life ripple in a way that makes a difference How you can get access for free to the Role Model Webinar replay               FIRST OFF: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   I know that thousands of you out there listening aren’t American, but because you’re part of the Be More community by listening to this show, well, you get to be an American for a day with me!   I LOVE THANKSGIVING!   WEBINAR REPLAY: A webinar on maximizing your own confidence, self-esteem and positive body image so that you can ultimately pass on that confidence to those whom you influence. www.trishblackwell.com/replaywebinar In the webinar replay you'll learn the: THE "CONFIDENCE HIERARCHY OF NEEDS" Learn how this foundational hierarchy of needs relates to you and how to use it to nurture confidence and self-esteem in others. 5 ESSENTIAL AREAS YOU MUST INVEST IN CONCERNING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SO THAT YOU CAN BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE TO THOSE AROUND YOU.  These essential areas empower you initially, but ultimately serve to encourage and empower others - your children, your spouse, your co-workers, your friends - to be their best version of themselves possible, thanks to you role model example. 10 SELF-EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH OTHERS  I top off the webinar by sharing 10 self-reflection activities for you to use in your own personal development and then to use in helping others do the same. These exercises will help you feel confident and empowered both physically and mentally and will help those who you love to feel positively empowered as well.   YOUR RIPPLE EFFECTS:  “The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.” –Victoria Moran   I share this with you because of the following lessons I learned:   Even when you can’t see the waves rippling in your life, they are. We can’t see the effects of our actions immediately all the time. What you do matters. Who you are matters. The small things you do – kindness towards others, progress on projects, investment in your own personal development, tiny savings steps towards your budgeting, etc. – matters! Sometimes we are just in seasons of waiting and we need to patiently embrace them without taking them as personal reflections of rejection or failure. Patience doesn’t improve unless we choose to have an attitude of patience – stop using the cop-out “I’m just not patient” and start embracing the opportunities you have to be patient. Everything happens in God’s timing. You are not alone. Sometimes it feels like we are all alone – we have periods where isolation can feel very real – and I just want to encourage you today to remember that you are not alone. I believe that we are permitted to feel loneliness from time to time so that we can better appreciate and understand the blessing of companionship, friendship and community. Technology can be isolating – even if it boasts otherwise. Don’t lose the old-school elements of communication and life.   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Keith Andersen! http://creativejourney.me/perseverance-through-pain/ After the first mile things start to get rough.  Despite stretching and warming up for quite a while I was starting to get cramping in my calves. The started locking up on me left and right.  Every 100 ft or so I’d stop and a lamp post or sign to stretch and loosen things up.
Nov 26, 2014
#84: SHOT OF LIFE
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SHOT OF LIFE EPISODE #84 Today is a life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. -Dale Carnegie   In this episode we’re going to talk about: The power of a "shot of life" and how to give it to yourself How to harness the influence and impact of enthusiasm to direct your life instead of just accepting it 10 ways to take shots of life   VIRTUAL HUG TO: JadeCoppo … WWTBD…way to destroy your inner bully, step by step! And I love that, “What would Trish Blackwell do?” Choose happiness. Choose worth. Choose confidence. AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT: Role Model Webinar: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. 8am / 2pm / 8pm … go to http://www.trishblackwell.com/RoleModel In the webinar, you’ll discover…. The Confidence Hierarchy of Needs, how it relates to you and how to positively influence others The 5 essential areas you must invest in personally so that ultimately you can reflect encouragement, empowerment, and excellence in your daughter and/or those you influence The 10 activities of self-reflection that will empower you to feel confident physically and mentally and how to use those activities to help others feel positive about themselves as well http://www.trishblackwell.com/RoleModel/   AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT #2 ….THE COMMUNITY: So, many of you know that I talk about this podcast and my business being a “community of confidence”…. well, I’ve finally narrowed down the vision a bit and wanted to deem the community by a new name. WE ARE THE “BE MORE” COMMUNITY. The “Be More” Community: The purpose and mission of the Be More Community is to run your own race in life, striving to become the best version of yourself possible in order to reach your full potential and to make an extraordinary impact on the world. Those in the Be More Community are committed to the following principle guidelines:  Be more of who I am Be more in this world Be more in my community Be more in what I do Be more in how I love Be more in the impact I leave Be more alive Be more engaged Be more connected to God Be more than ordinary, be extraordinary in all that I do Are you a be more-er?   If you are, hit me up on Twitter or Instagram with the #hashtag #BEMORE               GET THAT SHOT OF LIFE: A shot of life is something that changes is our confidence. I propose to you today that you give yourself a “shot of life.” Yes, almost like a booster shot, I want today’s episode to be like a shot that you give yourself to cover yourself. The prescription for the shot of life includes: A great attitude Enthusiasm Gratitude Contentment in the present moment Willingness to be oneself An ability to slow down and do nothing Motivation to do whatever it is that does need to be done Courage to pursue your passions and dreams Eagerness to learn about life Freedom from your addiction to approval and perfectionism Stellar energy, spice or kick in life.   Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. - Henry Ford    10 Ways to take that shot of life:   Wake up with the right attitude. Every day is a gift. You are never beholden to your circumstances, you are beholden to your mind. No one can make changes in your life expect for you. Stop waiting for change; make it. Refuse to lose mentally (you lose every time you get negative, go to “what ifs”, compare) Know your mission. (Know your dash) Follow your WLWB list. Stop feeling sorry for yourself or “stuck” because you’re better than that. Take action. No more procrastination. Let love guide everything you do – remember w...
Nov 18, 2014
#83: RESOURCEFULNESS
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RESOURCEFULNESS - YOUR BEST RESOURCE EPISODE #83 Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful. –Jeff Bezos   In this episode we’re going to talk about: How to tap into the ultimate resource available to you…. and how to leverage that resource for your success, well-being, and happiness The 7 things I would have told my 17-year-old self Being a role model through your example of mental strength, movement of your body and meaning in your life.             ANNOUNCEMENTS: (1). I have two one-on-one mentorship spots open. There is a six-month commitment. (2). The FREE Role Model webinar is coming up….November 25th …details to come via email list and Facebook, so make sure you’re connected with me in those mediums!   REVIEWS / THANK YOU / GIANT VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE TO:   Jameleeadd To know Mo is to love Mo YOUR ULTIMATE RESOURCE: RESOURCEFULNESS Resourcefulness definitions: (Self-efficacy) (Faith) (Living without a plan B because you know your plan A will work) (Confidence) (Your ability to deal with any situation or challenge that arises. It is the ability to make due with what you have.) (Living with a big vision) (Being a rubber band – to be effective, you must be stretched)   Some thoughts discussed on resourcefulness: Resourcefulness is knowing that you are not with lack. Because simply thinking in a state of lack will create the conditions that produce a state of lack. We drown in the averageness of our own problems when we live without a big vision. A big vision will help you overcome any problem “The happiness people in the world are those who are living out their dreams” – John Maxwell Marcus Aurelius, one of the greatest thinkers of antiquity: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” People are defeated in life not because of lack of ability, but for lack of wholeheartedness. –Norman Vincent Peale (The Power of Positive Thinking)   NURTURE YOUR RESOURCEFULNESS:  Dream your dream. Adopt a mantra of possibility Write down your goals: 95% don’t write down goals, of the 5% that do, 95% of them achieve what they set out to do. Focus on the purpose of what you are doing Don’t apologize unnecessarily Burn your ships / No plan b Dare to ask for what you need Assess your situations like a commander in war (break it down) Start with your strengths Act quickly Maximize what you have    Resourcefulness = Confidence = Resilience = Momentum = Acceleration = Success QUESTION OF THE EPISODE: What I would tell my 17-year old self: Here's my answer: (1). You are more beautiful than you will ever think you are. (2). Just focus on loving others – everything else will work itself out. (3). Being a student of life is the greatest thing you can be & has the highest ROI possible (4). Do not worry about what other people think about you – be yourself no matter what – (5). Be the best person you can be, and the right people will be drawn towards you (6). What’s “in” and “cool” isn’t as shiny as it ever seems to be. Know your values. (7). Honor your body because you want it to last you a lifetime, not because you want to look a certain way or fit into a certain size or style of clothes. Oh, and by the way, there are just some styles that won’t ever look good on your body type – accept it and let it go – it’s just not that important and certainly is no reflection on your beauty, your value or your worth.   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Laura Goudie! Here's what Laura shared with me via email:  I've been listening to Trish's podcasts for a couple of months now and have also recently completed her 'insecurity detox' programme. She has provided me with the motivation and perspective I've been needing to really start living my life rather than simply existing, regardless of the circumstances. Now,
Nov 11, 2014
#82: BE A FIRST RATE YOU
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BE A FIRST RATE YOU EPISODE #82 Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. –Judy Garland EPISODE #82 What I want you to take away from today’s show: There is only one you. You are unique, and there is a great purpose to that uniqueness. How to celebrate your individuality for the greater good.             What I want you to take away from today’s show: There is only one you. You are unique, and there is a great purpose to that uniqueness. How to celebrate your individuality for the greater good.   While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. –Gilda Radner To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. –Ralph Waldo Emmerson Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. –Dr. Seuss   Story: Handwriting is personal. I love handwriting because I love words, I love type font and well, I love the way words can transform how the paper looks. I also love written words, and in particular, handwriting, because it reveals to me something about that person that I could not have otherwise known. Handwriting is intimate. Seeing the handwriting of someone you know and love after a long time of not having seen it makes you smile on the inside a little bit. I have been known to save letters, simply to save someone’s handwriting. The science of graphology indicates that how you write can reflect up to 5,000 distinct personality and character traits about you. Cursive is even more conclusive to your style. Handwriting experts claim that all handwriting is unique to the individual. It reminds me of how incredibly unique we each are. We are all taught how to write in the same way, yet we all write differently.   I want you to embrace your own uniqueness. A rose is beautiful. A sunflower is beautiful. A daisy is beautiful. All are beautiful and similar, yet different and unique.   Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open. –James Broughton What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special. –Morris Dees   (1). You are one of a kind and unique. My mentor Kim tells me all the time that “There’s only one Trish Blackwell.”   Likewise, “there’s only one you!” Oh, my gosh did I spend years of my life wanting to be someone other than myself. I wanted my name to be Kelly, like my best friend when I was six. I wanted to be more naturally skinny, like my high school friend Hunter. I wanted to be from a wealthier family, like the girls in my boarding school. I wanted to be taller like my college friend Melissa. I wanted to be cooler, like some of my college sorority (ok, “eating house”) sisters I wanted to be smarter in science, math, and history, like my brother (memory retention!) I wanted to be funnier, like my friend Angi I wanted to be more naturally stylish, like my friend Caroline The problem is that when we focus away from our strengths, we lose ourselves for the strength that we really have.   When we waste emotional energy wishing we were more like someone else, we become blind to see ourselves for the person that we are.   (2). You are unique. And that is beautiful. List out what is unique about you. This may seem like a trite exercise, but it is life-changing. It is an exercise I did during my sideways years….I came up with 365 things about myself that were unique to me or beautiful about my personality to help me get out of the funk. You must let go of the pretense of false humility. It is fake and it is self-serving. Stop playing small in yourself when the world N...
Nov 04, 2014
#81: BALANCE IS ATTAINABLE
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BALANCE IS ATTAINABLE EPISODE #81 Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. –Thomas Merton   In this episode we will cover:  What one thing you can do today to have more balance How balance can change your experience of life 7 Ways to Increase Balance in Your Life   There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences. –Jack Welch Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance. -Epicurus Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. –Thomas Kinkade Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. –Steven R. Covey Extremes are easy. Strive to balance. –Colin Wright           The Confidence Roadmap: Get yours at www.trishblackwell.com/roadmap   Reviews / Thank you / Giant Virtual High Fives to:  Clancy777 HannaProctor TetriminiaMaria   Why we struggle with balance:   -We want to do it all -We think we need to do it all to be worthy -We think it’s our job to make people like us, making it hard for us to say ‘no” -We have bought into the concept that we earn our worth / value -We keep ourselves so busy because sometimes we don’t want to think about life   Seven Ways to Increase Balance in Your Life:   Stop staying that you can’t find balance in your life. Claim the word & repeat (make it your password) Create boundaries with your time Be okay saying “no” Invest in building confidence in your self-efficacy Keep moving, but stand still sometimes Give yourself permission to expand the areas that need it (Circle of Life Wheel)   YouTube Video to come this Thursday: Circle of Life exercise mentioned on today's show...stay tuned to www.youtube.com/user/trainerTRISH   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Oct 28, 2014
#80: HOW TO EMERGE FROM A FUNK
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HOW TO EMERGE FROM A FUNK EPISODE #80 Remember, confidence is rock fuel…it will get you places you never imagined possible. Go out there, rev the engine of your life, and go live life to the fullest today!     In this week’s episode we’re going to cover: The "sideways years" of my story ... what you haven't heard yet and how I broke free from depression during those times How to emerge from a funk Five action steps to take to help you imagine yourself unstuck and choosing happiness again             How to really emerge from a funk:   You must see yourself for how you want to be. You must be willing to imagine yourself out of the place where you feel stuck. You must refuse to engage in any sort of pity-party. You must take action.     My action steps: (the more estimable things you do, the more self-esteem you will have) Make a financial plan (did so with the help of my mom) Read more (because I didn’t have any free money to go out with friends, literally) Pursue your dream, even in the baby steps (I wrote every night I got home from work) Put good things into your mind (I went to conferences, studied leaders, picked up my Bible again and sought mentorship from people I respected) Surprise yourself with your strength (I did this through my athletic pursuits…and it led to athletic sponsorships, international travel, “Team USA”, etc. and ultimately my own business)     Books I read and recommend:  Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World, by Craig Groeschel How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C. Maxwell (HARDCOVER), by John Maxwell The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower--and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion, by Phil Stutz By Brene Brown - I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power (2/20/08), by Brene Brown The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, by Ryan Holiday My Philosophy For Successful Living by Rohn, Jim (2012) Paperback, by Jim Rohn The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You, by Stasi Eldredge The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success, by Chip Conley Love Does Study Guide: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, by Bob Goff How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clayton Christianson Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Acuff, Jon (2013) Hardcover, by Jon Acuff Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial, by Tony Robbins Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence, by Tim Sanders   Resources of the Week: Weekly YouTube video that will give you the “next-step” in action for today’s episode. Look for the YouTube video to post on Thursday! OH! Download your FREE copy of my Confidence Roadmap at www.trishblackwell.com/roadmap Brendon Burchard Book Giveaway of The Motivation Manifesto: https://www.kajabinext.com/a/WqJJYUz8_4  ; act now and get your FREE copy and FREE access to his $297 12-week online course on motivation!   Listener of the Episode: Grace Humberger and Karis Renee for their resilience, strength, and fortitude.   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Oct 21, 2014
#79: LOVING YOURSELF UP
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LOVING YOURSELF UP EPISODE #79 A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot live without love. -Max Muller Love makes the world go round ... how to love others more, yourself more and your community more: episode 79.           In this week’s episode we’re going to cover: How to love yourself up instead of loving down to someone How to love someone through a hard place in their life without dragging ourselves down along the way How to stop worrying for people and instead use that energy in a more positive and effective way.   I’m committed to bringing you excellent tools and resources that will help elevate your level of living. To do so this week I’ve got special guest Jodi Aman here with us today! Jodi is the creator of The Map to Whole Peace and a counselor with over 20 years of experience in helping people of all ages overcome their problems.   Jodi Aman, Founder of the Give Fear the Boot Online Anxiety Program. www.jodiaman.com   Resource of the week: TED Talk by Meaghan Ramsey “Why Thinking You’re Ugly is Bad For You” http://www.ted.com/talks/meaghan_ramsey_why_thinking_you_re_ugly_is_bad_for_you?utm_source=email&source=email&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ios-share   Brendon Burchard Book Giveaway of The Motivation Manifesto: https://www.kajabinext.com/a/WqJJYUz8_4  ; act now and get your FREE copy and FREE access to his $297 12-week online course on motivation!   SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Oct 14, 2014
#78: FITNESS MYTHS BUSTED
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FITNESS MYTHS BUSTED Truths from the inside of the fitness business .... ways to make fitness simpler, more effective and to get the results you want!  EPISODE #78             In this week’s episode we’re going to cover: The truth about fitness myths How to get better results with less effort Loving the skin you're in and honoring your body with a maintainable fitness and nutrition routine.   FITNESS MYTHS: The people on the cover of magazines look that way all the time. Fat free is always the best option. When short on time, I should do cardio instead of strength training. If I eat as few calories as possible, I will lose weight. Doing crunches or working on the “ab machine” will get rid of belly fat. The more you sweat, the more you burn. Running is bad for your knees. More is always better. (Nope – get some rest!) Sleep has nothing to do with weight loss. Lifting too much will bulk you up. You can spot-reduce an area. A protein bar is a good substitute for a meals. Carbs are only found in bread and noodles. Fruit is a healthy snack that won’t make you fat. Cardio should come before weights. You can run off the pounds.           SHOW NOTES: IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Oct 07, 2014
#77: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
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EPISODE #77 IF NOT NOW, WHEN? If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? If not you, then who? -Hillel the Elder   In this week’s episode we’re going to cover: Learn how to embrace the concept of delayed gratification Take delayed gratification as a motivator to accelerate your dreams         We live in a world of instant gratification, which is one reason I am convinced that we never take action on the things that really matter to us because we now that instant gratification is impulsive, unrealistic and doesn’t apply to the things that really make our hearts sing.   (1). Let’s start by understanding how delayed gratification makes a difference: The Marshmallow Study: The Stanford marshmallow experiment[1] was a series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s led by psychologist Walter Mischel, then a professor at Stanford University. In these studies, a child was offered a choice between one small reward (sometimes a marshmallow, but often a cookie or a pretzel, etc.) provided immediately or two small rewards if he or she waited until the tester returned (after an absence of approximately 15 minutes). In follow-up studies, the researchers found that children who were able to wait longer for the preferred rewards tended to have better life outcomes, as measured by SAT scores,[2] educational attainment,[3] body mass index (BMI)[4] and other life measures.[5] (From Wikipedia)   Delayed gratification teaches you that Less is more That you are stronger than you think Increases your willpower It is simple and free   Delaying gratification is a pretty simple concept. Simply, it means making a choice which limits the ability of getting something now, for the pleasure of being able to have something bigger or better later. There are actually two ways you can practice delayed gratification: The first is by withholding a pleasure. A smoker may choose not to smoke for a couple of days and then really enjoy a cigarette to the full on the third day, and that cigarette will be so much better than his usual. The second way is by doing something unpleasurable. One may choose to do unpleasurable, tough physical exercises with the knowledge that given enough time he will be able to reap the full pleasure of a healthy, functioning body later on. (2). OK, so you’re bought into the concept, but how can you delay gratification?   KNOW YOUR VALUES KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE CREATE A PLAN PRIORITIZE REWARD YOURSELF   (3). Three steps to training delayed gratification: Step 1: Convince yourself that delayed gratification is worth it Step 2: Start small. Step 3: Identify where you should apply delayed gratification   (4). Let’s get to the meat of the matter: how can you apply the tool of delayed gratification to your benefit / towards taking more action in your life.   Too often we don’t start on what we want because we fear the length of the journey Too often we don’t start on what we want because we want more immediate results Too often we don’t start on what we want because we worry that it will be too hard   ACTION MATTERS!   Inaction is scarier Motivation follows action Action creates courage Action beats the odds Action makes you humble   Be a person of action. Be bold. Stop waiting for the right time and make now the right time.   SHOW NOTES: Heads up! I have a new FREE webinar coming your way! Date is TBD, however, it is called ROLE MODEL...and is a Trish Blackwell webinar on how to nurture positive body image in your children. ….stay posted on Facebook and Twitter for all of the details! I would love to hang out with you – yes, in person!  I am speaking at the Well! 2014 Health & Fitness Influencers Conference taking place this October 26th-28th at Harbourtowne Golf and Conference Ce...
Sep 30, 2014
#76: CAPTURING HAPPINESS
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CAPTURING HAPPINESS EPISODE #76 In this week’s episode we’re going to cover: 11 Reasons Why I’m Fired Up About Life Right Now, and How You Can Be Too Special guest interview from a global happiness ambassador on “Capturing Happiness” A Happiness Challenge for the Week             OK, WHY I’M FIRED UP I just spent a week in sunny Santa Clara, California for an invigorating conference with the (multiple-time) New York Times Bestseller and impact-making-legend Brendon Burchard. For the past four days I have been holed up in a room with 800 high-achievers from all across the world, brainstorming ideas and networking together on ways to make more of a positive impact in our world. I made friends from Denmark, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Mexico and all across the United States, and gosh, when you are in an environment that large of people who really want to positively impact the world, it’s hard not to feel absolutely invigorated. I met people just like you – they want to make their mark on the world and to leave a legacy that matters, and man is it encouraging that there are so many of us out there on the same mission. That is the kind of news about the world that we all need to hear! We are not alone – we are an army of difference-makers, and you are too! It was the kind of week that you want others to experience. So, in an effort to share with you, here’s a list of some simple, yet profound, topics that came up over and over this week that make me FIRED UP about life this week: Enjoy the struggle in what you do. Remember, a struggle brings you to the opportunity to master and grow in new skills and new strengths. Where there is struggle there is growth; where there is growth there is potential for great impact. Be fired up today about the struggles in your life right now, they are growing you and preparing you in powerful ways! Knowledge is responsibility. Knowledge isn’t just power, as many of us have heard before, knowledge is a gift. And, as with any gift, it is our responsibility to share our knowledge with others. Be fired up today about all of the various ways in which you have the opportunity to gain the gift of knowledge in your life – be so grateful for the potential that such knowledge brings to your life that you are generous in sharing it with others. Always act like your mother is watching. This is simple. Live with in integrity in all that you do, and you will never regret a day of your life. Be fired up today that when you streamline your decisions in alignment with your beliefs and stay true to being a person of integrity, you can always stand tall and confidently that you are living a life of honesty, contribution and love. Perfect practice makes perfect. We must keep persevering towards our goals, with intention and precision, no matter what. As we journey towards anything worthwhile in life, we must accept that failure and rejection are inevitable cul-de-sacs on our road to success. As long as we continue on our path, and we keep striving towards our dreams, we will eventually breakthrough to them. Be fired up that your dreams are within your reach as long as you stay consistent in pursuing them and you refuse to give up. Bring the joy! If we decide to “bring the joy” to our lives, no matter the circumstances or the day, then we can live a life of great exception and fulfillment. We have the ability to generate joy in every scenario of life – joy is an attitude and a choice. Be fired up that by bringing the joy, you can literally have fun with every day of your life. Generate the energy! Like power plants, we all have the power to generate our own energy. We aren’t dependent on outside sources for internal energy, but rather, we can decide to be highly energized and enthusiastic every day. Be fired up that you have control over your experience of life through your own generation of good energy, or a good attitude.
Sep 24, 2014
#75: EXTREME PRODUCTIVITY
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EXTREME PRODUCTIVITY EPISODE #75   Today’s episode is going to cover: 3 ways to increase your personal productivity Why intentional self-development matters to your productivity Sneak Peak information on the next upcoming webinar!             (1). MAKE ROOM FOR WHITE SPACE   White space allows you to:   Breathe Have time to mediate, pray, and reflect Slow down Refresh your focus on who you are Appreciate the small things in life Experience life (versus survive it – or get through the hours) Be okay with boredom and stillness Listen to your heart well enough to remember what really matters to you Be available to others Be a better version of yourself Prevent over-extension     (2). ADHERE TO YOUR WLWB LIST Your WLWB list sets you up to: Feel productive from the very start of the day Align your spirit and your intentions for the day Create a sense of consistency and follow-through in yourself Prioritize the basics of life Create value in each and every day – a day where the WLWB is performed is a day that is successful and not wasted – this drives you to greater overall productivity. My WLWB list: [5 Sun Salutations / 5 Minutes of Abs + Make my Bed + Worship Music + Gratitude Journal + Lumosity + Education while I run (Sermon, TED Talk, or Podcast) + Something loving towards my husband] (3). JUST DO IT   Embracing the mentality first given to us by Nike will:  Help you drive through procrastination – in fact, procrastination won’t be an option Take more action Stop overthinking and overanalyzing Increase your confidence as you increase your action – this will increase your overall output of production and success as you will get addicted to the momentum of moving things forward Let go of the perfectionism holding you back Put an end to the excuses you’ve made for never starting something Forge through your fears by not giving yourself an option to dwell on them     BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT SELF-GROWTH! If you think about a personal development plan as a mega project, I want you to understand that the first “baby step” of success is found in becoming the master of your own schedule. Do you have a plan for personal growth? MASTER YOUR OWN SCHEDULE USING COLORS: (Thank you Wayne Cotton for this system!) Red Tape: Things that absolutely must be done (Examples: buying your kids school supplies, grocery shopping, that big conference call at work, etc.) Blue Sky: Time to get up in the “clouds” to reflect upon your life, your business, your aspirations, your purpose. (Examples: self-reflection activities, gratitude journal, vacations away where you allot time for journaling and goal setting, conferences that inspire you, podcasts that invest in your self-growth, etc.) Mellow Yellow: Relaxation, your white calendar space. (Examples: vacation, coffee with a friend, taking your dog for a walk, sipping a cup of tea with mellow music, surfing, running or any physical activity you enjoy, getting creative time, crafts, playing music, etc). Green Machine: Work (Examples: your actual office hours, time you are doing business and making some green, or money, time spent networking for business growth, etc.)   Oh, and if you know this is an area you want to develop, and you’re really ready to move with positive momentum in your life, then you can grab your spot for the October 5th session of Breakout now by going to www.trishblackwell.com/breakout   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE: Laura Goudie: I've been listening to Trish's podcasts for a couple of months now and have also recently completed her 'insecurity detox' programme. She has provided me with the motivation and perspective I've been needing to really start living my life rather than simply existing, regardless of the circumstances. Now, being kind to myself in terms of positive self-talk and a healthy lifestyle...
Sep 16, 2014
#74: 10 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY
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10 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY EPISODE #74 Today’s episode is going to cover: 10 ways to increase your joy and your happiness 7 joy killers you must avoid 12 small ways you can spread joy to others in big ways           WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JOY THIS WEEK! WHY JOY? The idea of joy changed my life. Ok, it was the word JOIE itself that moved me most, and the French phrase JOIE DE VIVRE. The day I realized joy was a choice was the day everything about my attitude towards life changed. I became happier, healthier, more confident and optimistic. WHAT IS JOY? Joy defined: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness; keen pleasure; elation _____________________________________ A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats  _____________________________________ RELECTION QUESTIONS: Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?  _____________________________________ Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. –Greg Anderson  _____________________________________ My answers to those questions: Yes – I find it in my relationship with God, I find it in the small pleasures of life – les petits plaisirs, I find it in writing, I find it in movement, I find it in optimism, I find it in the celebration of things, I find it in learning, I find it in the sunrise, I find it in the cool breeze of the fan above my bed, I find it in brushing my teeth, I find it wherever and whenever I can. I make this question a part of my conscious daily goals. I believe, no matter your circumstances, you CAN have joy in your life.   THE JOY BLACKLIST: Perfectionism Underestimating Your Worth Striving for External Measures of Success Try to Do it All Agonizing over Past Mistakes Focusing on Shoulds and Shouldn’ts Comparing Yourself to Others   INVEST IN YOUR JOY: Gratitude journal Bring joy to others Decide that happiness is part of your character Set goals, work towards them Let go Live our your values Change “I have to” to “I get to” Let go of feeling busy Celebrate the good you see in others Reframe your fate positively / expect the best   Countless studies have shown the effects of gratitude exercises on positive outlook. One study conducted by positive psychologist Martin Seligman asked participants who considered themselves severely depressed to write down three good things that happened to them each day for 15 days. Ninety-four percent of subjects reported a decrease in depression, while 92 percent said their happiness had increased.   SPREAD THE LOVE: Compliment freely – every time you think of something positive about someone, share it out loud! Thank your parents for loving you unconditionally Be a mentor (and think about 360 degree leadership) Appreciate loosely (show appreciation to the little people) Choose happiness and set the example Sprinkle kindness wherever you go Refuse to participate in gossip Never partake in negativity Believe in yourself Encourage and believe in others Celebrate other’s successes and joys Send snail mail   QUESTION OF THE EPISODE: Hi Trish! I've been listening to your podcasts for about a year or more now and finally feel i can step outside my comfort zone and ask a totally stupid question. I am 50 next month, been emotionally eating for a few years now to compensate for an unhappy marriage and have gone from around 70kg (140lb?) to nearly 100kg (200lb) and a size 12/14 - size 18. I have just started running again after a bad ankle sprain early in the year, doing a c25k. I have no idea how to get this weight off except starve and that doesn't seem the right thing to do,
Sep 10, 2014
#73: LESS BODY, MORE SOUL
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LESS BODY, MORE SOUL EPISODE #73       What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my soul? What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my baby? What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my legacy? What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about encouraging others? What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about how I felt in the skin I’m in? What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about living life? You know what I think happens in all of these scenarios? FREEDOM. Don’t be fooled.  The outside is temporary.  Our bodies are fleeting. We are wasting away.  Death is not up for question.  Ok, so that being said, without being downright depressed or morbid, what can we do?   We can remember that our outside is NOT who we are. We can remember that caring about our body is essential, but to the extreme – when we judge our worth on our appearance – it is toxic. We can remember that obsession over our physical appearance can become addicting and all-consuming; like any addiction or drug, it steals life from us and makes us disconnected. We can remember that are along as we do something positive to honor our bodies every day, that we are making good choices and that should be celebrated. We can remember to be kind to ourselves – remembering that our bodies are our vehicles for life – and that by treating them well, they will take us far. This mentality reminds us that our bodies are our transportation…NOT who we are; instead, they enable us to participate in life.   __________________   The best way to really ignite this concept of “Less Body, More Soul” in your life to to ask yourself the following two questions as directives:   1. Have you found joy in your life? 2. Has your life brought joy to others?   I love this concept of joy immensely – so much so that I have the French word for joy, joie, tattooed on my hip.  I don’t want to skimp on the richness of this word, so we will continue expanding upon this topic in next week’s episode.   __________________   Think about the following this week:   o   The two questions on joy o   What will happen in your life when you let go of identity your value, your worth or your measure by what you look like on the outside – is there anything that you haven’t done yet in life that you want to because of your body? o   Your bucket list   HERE'S MY BUCKET MY BUCKET LIST   Marathon - DONE Win a Marathon - DONE Ironman - DONE World Championship – Team USA - DONE Snowboard Double Black Diamond Slope - DONE Snowboard every major mountain range Surf in every ocean Compete in a surf competition Run a marathon on every continent Write a book - DONE Start my own business - DONE Ride an elephant - DONE Ride a camel See the pyramids Stay in an overwater hut in Bora Bora - DONE Ride in a hot-air balloon Go on a safari Milk a cow Run with the bulls Stomp on grapes to make wine Work on a vineyard Attend an Olympic Games Attend the World Cup Attend the Superbowl Run on the Great Wall of China Go hang gliding in the Alps - DONE Ride a Segway Give a TED Talk Ride a gondola in Venice - DONE Go deep-sea fishing Go whale watching Swim with sharks - DONE Stand on the equator Float in the Dead Sea Swim in Lake Retba – the pink lake – in Senegal Camp on the beach and build a bonfire - DONE   IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Sep 02, 2014
#72: POWER TO THE A
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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” -C.J Jung.     POWER TO THE A EPISODE #72     In today’s show I’m excited to chat with you about: What power to the A means The three A words that can make you a better you My biggest lesson from pregnancy this week – and how it can apply to you, whether you are pregnant or not!   As always, I want to start today’s show with a personal “thank you” to the folks who gave the show a five-start rating in iTunes this week.  Your rating and your subscriptions to the show is what helps new listeners find the show. “Thank you” KrisCakes – who I know is Kris Wood – and Web1026 for taking the time to leave reviews this week.   The 3 A's: ATTITUDE AWARENESS AUTHENTICITY     “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”  - Brene Brown IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email - trish at trishblackwell.com Contact on my website - www.trishblackwell.com Twitter - @trainerTRISH Facebook - www.facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness Instagram – @traintrishtrain   ________________
Aug 27, 2014
#71: THE KINDNESS CARD
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The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. –William Wordsworth      THE KINDNESS CARD EPISODE #71       In today’s show I cover: BIG, EXCITING NEWS that is LIFE-CHANGING for me The greatest gift my grandmother has ever given me and that I want to in turn give to you. 5 ways kindness is overlooked and how to change that How to activate the power of kindness in your life What you don't know about how kindness can change your heart The newest motivation app in the iTunes Store (www.trishblackwell.com/motivateme)   Ellen Madeline Pollin, my beloved grandmother, on her wedding day in 1947. Today's podcast episode is dedicated to Ellen and her legacy of kindness, 1926-2014.   HUGE HIGH FIVES and thank you to: JessMack26 Jjrrccjj1234 Chaneemalf   The truth about kindness is…. 1)    That we often rush it 2)    That in our overscheduled lives we often discount its value and power 3)    That we are more kind to others than to ourselves – to the extent that we are actually unkind to ourselves 4)    That we underestimate the inherent need the world has for more kindness 5)    That kindness deepens our connections – to the world, to others, to strangers, to love, to life  ______________________ What would happen if you lived in such a way that you realized that your kindness towards yourself DOES in fact have a direct impact on others?    ______________________ Kindness matters.  It opens our chasms of compassion and prepares us to participate in the potential of life.   The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. –William Wordsworth   Today my family honored my grandmother Ellen Madeline Pollin, and though it was a small ceremony, the reoccurring statement said is that she did everything for everyone without ever complaining or even talking much.  She was a quiet woman, but inexhaustibly loving, always looking for someone to help or serve or love.  My aunt and uncle – who spoke at the ceremony – both said the same thing of her: she did countless, nameless and unremembered acts of love.  Those acts – the noticed and unnoticed – paved her life and have been remembered as her legacy. Remember, we are remembered for what which we most consistently do and most fervently believe in.  How you live now affects the legacy you will leave with the world in the future.   Some quotes on kindness: Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. –Aesop A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. –John Ruskin Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness giving creates love. –Lao Tzu Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. –Khalil Gibran   [[Three ways to immediately start using your KINDNESS CARD]] (ONE). Name this month – the next 30 days – a “month of kindness”.  Do one thing kind towards (a) yourself (b) someone you love (c) a coworker every day for the next 30 days. (TWO). Remember that, like Ellen, kindness is often displayed in nameless, unremembered acts.  Create a list of 20 ways you can increase your kindness in general. Ideas: Open the door for a stranger, put your shopping cart away, pick up fallen cans off the shelf in the grocery store, let someone merge on the highway, thank your postal delivery person and learn their name, ask your cashiers with authenticity how their day is going, buy yourself flowers, take a bath, give yourself permission to veg out on the couch and relax, compliment someone, buy the coffee for the person in line behind you at Starbucks, let someone else have the front row parking spot,
Aug 20, 2014
#70: HUG YOUR FEAR
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EPISODE #70 HUG YOUR FEAR    Hug your fear by learning that fear is, in fact, something you can embrace and face. // Always do what you are afraid to do. -Ralph Waldo Emerson     In today’s show I cover: How to HUG YOUR FEAR with Varonica Frye from www.hugyourfear.com How to catch the Crash Course Webinar Replay (www.trishblackwell.com/replay) The newest motivation app in the iTunes Store (www.trishblackwell.com/motivateme)   Get your own copy of Dr. Susan Jeffer's inspirational book: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway®: Dynamic techniques for turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action and Love Also, get your copy of Claire Weeke's book: Hope and Help for Your Nerves. The final book referenced in this week's episode is by Louise Watson, Stop Making Your Life a Misery.     IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email Contact on my website Twitter Facebook Instagram – Oh, yeah, I’m there….many of you didn’t know it. @traintrishtrain   ________________ Only when we are no longer afraid are we able to live. -Dorothy Thompson ________________
Aug 13, 2014
#69: YOUR Q&A
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To be a student of life, you must ask questions. Here are your most asked Q&A questions from The Confidence Crash Course Webinar.  Keep asking questions, never stop growing, never stop learning.  EPISODE #69 YOUR Q&A   In today’s show I cover: 10 Questions & Answers that came up from last week's Confidence Crash Course How to catch the Crash Course Webinar Replay Where to download the FREE list of 101 ways to boost your confidence           IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email Contact on my website Twitter Facebook Instagram – Oh, yeah, I’m there….many of you didn’t know it. @traintrishtrain   ________________ Perfectionism is the mask of procrastination. ________________
Aug 05, 2014
#68: ENGAGE YOUR ENTHUSIASM
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Life becomes magical when you engage your enthusiasm.  Learn the formula for enthusiasm and what three habits might be keeping you from living fully. There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. –Norman Vincent Peale EPISODE #68 ENGAGE YOUR ENTHUSIASM   In today’s show I cover: my big announcement that is changing my life and my sleep patterns 10 reasons why you should want to arm yourself with enthusiasm (and the 3 main reasons why you probably have neglected maximizing this amazing skill) a simple formula that will translate into a life with more enthusiasm open enrollment call for my August session of Breakout – starting August 3rd webinar replay option if you missed the Confidence Crash Course       BUT FIRST, A big thank you to the following confidence conquerors who took the time to rate the show this week. Remember, subscribe and rate the show if you want to help others stumble upon the same encouragement and inspiration that you get every week. If you want to hear your name on the show, this is how to do it! THANK YOU TO: BAK45343 Loriginal01 Loving the Confidence Boost Yehudite   OK, WHY ENTHUSIASM…10 REASONS WHY ENTHUSIASM ROCKS First, some quotes to whet your appetite: Enthusiasm moves the world. –Arthur Balfour, 19th-century British statesman Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. –Samuel Ullman, 19th Century American poet Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it, nothing great was ever achieved. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great 19th Century poet There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. –Norman Vincent Peale, 20th Century American Clergyman Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. –Henry Ford   …10 REASONS WHY ENTHUSIASM ROCKS   Enthusiasm is contagious and it brings out the best in you and in those you meet. Enthusiasm is attractive to others and makes you more enjoyable to be around. Enthusiasm makes life more fun. Enthusiasm communicates powerfully. Enthusiasm gets things done. Enthusiasm enhances creativity. Enthusiasm is energizing and lifts up others. Enthusiasm opens your mind to new possibilities. Enthusiasm empowers you to solve problems more effectively. 10. Enthusiasm has the ability to persuade. AND......THE ENTHUSIASM FORMULA...   The formula for enthusiasm is simple:  [Permission to enjoy] + [permission to be oneself] + [permission to be optimistic] = enthusiasm.   WEBINAR REPLAY OPTION - A SPECIAL GIFT FOR PODCAST LISTENERS ONLY! https://trishblackwell.leadpages.net/webinar-replay-opt-in/   LISTENER OF THE EPISODE Laura Zeek, who contacted me on Twitter … @trainerTRISH I met my goal for an under 30 minute 5K time, decided to do a half marathon in the fall. Downloaded your app today! #5ktohalf #running IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email Contact on my website Twitter Facebook Instagram – Oh, yeah, I’m there….many of you didn’t know it. @traintrishtrain   ________________ Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. –Henry Ford ________________
Jul 30, 2014
#67: I WANT TYPOS
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I want typos, and you should too. Typos - literal or metaphorical ones - mean that you are taking action on your dreams and you are going out and making life happen.   //  “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -
Leonardo Da Vinci EPISODE #67 I WANT TYPOS As a writer, you might think I’m crazy by saying that I want typos. But I do. You should too, let me explain why. Typos, or any other imperfection on our creative work, are a sign that we are putting ourselves out there. If you wait for everything to be perfect, you will never take any action on putting yourself out there. I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT ACTION TODAY BECAUSE I MENTIONED IT LAST WEEK IN EPISODE #66 AS THE SINGLE MOST DEFINING FACTOR THAT DISTINGUISHES ME / IT IS THE KEY TO MY SUCCESS, MY CONFIDENCE, MY HAPPINESS       TYPOS  REPRESENT ACTION Napoleon Hill wrote “action is the real measure of intelligence” “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo Da Vinci   ACTION IS HOW WE LIVE OUT WHO WE ARE.   You can’t be who you are until you act who you are. Stop waiting to become you want to be -> it takes action. The key to taking action is being willing to make mistakes along the way….make TYPOS.   HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU NEED TO PUT IT OUT THERE? / HOW CAN YOU BREAK FREE FROM PERFECTIONISM? Steven Pressfield wrote, “The more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that the enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.” SO, HOW DO YOU TAKE MORE ACTION? Most people struggle immensely with taking full action. Just the other day I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine who I am working with on a project. He openly told me that he’s fabulous at getting the first 95% of anything done and then terribly catastrophic at getting the last 5% completed. So what it is about the 5%? Is that 5% really that much harder? Well, no, it’s not. That 5% represents the fear that comes with doing anything that’s worthwhile.   Decide to start taking more action Create a plan Keep your daily plan short (three things) Know that small steps count – give yourself credit for them START Be accountable to yourself Be accountable to others Remember you don’t have to have all the answers Know that it’s not how you feel; it’s what you do Remember action builds confidence An action is a habit; it’s hard at first and then becomes easier over time. What if you could say that you’re someone who gets ’s stuff done? "Hi, my name is Trish Blackwell and I get stuff done." Now you try: "Hi, my name is _________, and I get stuff done!" HERE’S A BABY ACTION STEP FOR YOU TO TAKE RIGHT NOW. Don’t put it off until an hour from now. Do it now. Sign up for my upcoming FREE webinar, “The Confidence Crash Course" at www.trishblackwell.com/webinar   WEBINAR: CONFIDENCE CRASH COURSE…. 90 minutes of Condensed Confidence Tuesday, July 29th at 8 am or 2 pm EST In this webinar, you’ll discover…. 5 PROVEN tricks to instantly elevate your confidence 3 EXACT step-by-step strategies to grow your confidence sustainably 100+ ways to be more confident IMMEDIATELY Essentially, I’m giving you my best tools to triple your confidence! Stay tuned via Facebook to register. PLUS I have a $97 free giveaway that I’m including…just for participating in the webinar. You don’t want to miss this! Just go to www.trishblackwell.com/webinar IF YOU WANT TO BE FEATURED AS LISTENER OF THE EPISODE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ME!   Voicemail Email Contact on my website Twitter Facebook Instagram – Oh, yeah, I’m there….many of you didn’t know it. @traintrishtrain
Jul 22, 2014
#66: TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
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EPISODE #66 TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN   Turn your world upside-down with transformed self-esteem.  Fight for your highest possibilities and honor your story. “Your life is important. Honor it. Fight for your highest possibilities.”  -Nathaniel Branden Let him that would move the world first move himself. -Socrates         Self-esteem is: “Confidence in our ability to think, confidence in our ability to cope with the basic challenges of life; and confidence in our right to be successful and happy, the feeling of being worthy, deserving, entitled to assert our needs and wants, achieve our values, and enjoy the fruits of our effort.” –Nathaniel Branden “A feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.” – Merriam-Webster “Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect”   “Your life is important. Honor it. Fight for your highest possibilities.”  -Nathaniel Branden Self-esteem is the health of the mind. The judgment you make of yourself is perhaps the most important judgment you can make Believe implicitly that yesterday’s pattern will be tomorrow’s result Our self-esteem influences how we act “The healthier our self-esteem, the more inclined we are to treat others with respect, benevolence, goodwill, and fairness – since we do not tend to perceive them as a threat, self-respect is the foundation of respect for others.” Self-efficacy and self-respect Self-respect is basic and inescapable Self-esteem prevents us from being manipulated by fear Low self-esteem inhibits thought Self-esteem is a mind that is active rather than passive Without self-acceptance, self-esteem is impossible   Self-esteem is:   “Confidence in our ability to think, confidence in our ability to cope with the basic challenges of life; and confidence in our right to be successful and happy, the feeling of being worthy, deserving, entitled to assert our needs and wants, achieve our values, and enjoy the fruits of our effort.” –Nathaniel Branden “A feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.” – Merriam-Webster “Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect” The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem:   (1).  The practice of living consciously (2). The practice of self-acceptance (3). The practice of self-responsibility (4). The practice of self-assertiveness (5). The practice of living purposefully (6). The practice of personal integrity   Questions:   Which of the above six pillars do you most need to focus on? What would happen if you brought just 5% more awareness to that activity or practice?   TRUST YOURSELF / MAKE THIS YOUR CREDO:   Never in a hurry Never worried Never desperate Never stopping short   The Pillars of Self-Esteem, book by Nathaniel Branden, a highly recommended read!   ________________   ANNOUNCEMENTS:    WEBINAR: CONFIDENCE CRASH COURSE…. Tuesday, July 29th at 8 am or 2 pm EST In this webinar, you’ll discover…. 5 PROVEN tricks to instantly elevate your confidence 3 EXACT step-by-step strategies to grow your confidence sustainably 100+ ways to be more confident IMMEDIATELY Essentially, I’m giving you my best tools to triple your confidence! Stay tuned via Facebook to register.  PLUS I have a $97 free giveaway that I’m including…just for participating in the webinar.  You don’t want to miss this!    ________________    “Your life is important. Honor it. Fight for your highest possibilities.”  -Nathaniel Branden ________________
Jul 15, 2014
#65: MOVE ON
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Move on from the baggage of your past so that you can live fully in your present and in your future. Moving on happens intentionally when you make a decision to not be a certain way anymore. You have the power to redefine yourself and to align yourself with powerful potential, so do it!    MOVE ON EPISODE #65 Let him that would move the world first move himself. -Socrates       Fake it until you become it.  Make a decision to stop living in the past and instead to really start maximizing your present, and thereby your future. Put the content of today's "move on" subject into action by working through the following questions:   (1). What exactly is it that you want to take action on? (2). Why have you been waiting to do it? (3). Are you ready to stop being an excuse maker? (4). How exactly do you want to define yourself from here on out?  (My answers to this are: confident, authentic, loving, generous, bold, honorable and trust-worthy). (5). What action do you need to take today to really move on towards your best you / your dreams? ________________
Jul 08, 2014
#64: RESOURCES FOR POSITIVITY
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Here are my best resources for maintaining a positivity mindset; remember, you can change your life just by the way you talk about it.    Resources to Increase Your Positive Mindset EPISODE #64           The value of community – many hands makes for light work. Brandon and I moved from Fredericksburg back to my house in Ladysmith in the span of just 7 hours, thanks to the many helping hands of our friends and neighbors.  Yes, we actually had neighbors we barely knew offered to come to help us move….   …what would happen if you always stopped and offered 20 minutes of your time whenever you saw a moving truck?   …community is everything. Are you plugged into a community?   …the community that helped us was our LifeGroup, from our local church; a group that we have intentionally sought out….so stop waiting for a community and start creating your own.    _________________   We become most like the five people we surround ourselves with…. What should you surround yourself with?   (1). Know your triggers (2). Saturate your world with truth (3). Focus on the heart    _________________ My Resources:   Podcasts: Michael Hyatt, “This is Your Life Podcast” Elevation Church Network (there’s an app) Dave Ramsey Show   Facebook Clean Up: Darren Hardy Christine Caine Todd Durkin Trent Shelton Entrepreneur Training for Warriors Keri Murphy’s Inspired Living Natalie Jill Fit Kath Eats Brendon Burchard Tony Robbins News: Entrepreneur.com Businessinsider.com CNN.com  ________________ Make a decision to become a LIFE-LONG LEARNER. Another approach is to simply cut back on the inputs in your life.   Go back to the basics. Stop checking your email incessantly throughout the day. Don’t check Facebook before you get out of bed. Don’t check Facebook first thing before falling asleep. Read more books. Textless. Get rid of negative feeds / stop telling yourself they don’t affect you Listen to less radio and more podcasts / more of the music you actually like   ________________
Jul 01, 2014
#63: THE GREATEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE
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The greatest advice I can give anyone is to be themselves.  Period. That's it, just be you.  We are who we thanks to the journey that our history has taken us on. Don't stop climbing over your history; the more you climb, the greater your destiny.     THE GREATEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE EPISODE #63   Being yourself frees you to live the life you were meant to live.  Additionally, by pursuing the freedom of being 100%, authentically yourself, you will, in turn, inspire others to do the same. The result is maximum impact all around! Listen to find out the 4 strategies I have for living out "being you" in a world that tries to make everyone the same.         ________________
Jun 25, 2014
#62: AM I MEMORABLE?
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"Am I memorable?"...a question that we all ask ourselves. The answer? The more you serve and love others, the more memorable you will be.    AM I MEMORABLE? EPISODE #62   If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember. - Joshua Foer  People remember me because I remember them. -Kimberly Dickut       ________________
Jun 17, 2014
#61: HOW TO BE MORE PRESENT MINDED
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Be more present to have more happy in your life.  Three tricks on how to train your mind!   BE MORE PRESENT: 3 TRICKS TO TRAIN YOUR MIND EPISODE #61  “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." -Jim Rohn "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." –George Orwell True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca       (1). Marathon Story Run your own race Resist the temptation to compare yourself to others Don't be distracted   (2). Ownership of Your Thoughts If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate! Emotional vampires will be in your life - it's up to you to not them own your thoughts Renew yourself every day   (3). Give Your Full Attention To people To yourself To your day   Listener of the Episode: Is actually a group of people! I want to give a huge shout out to the hundred+ people who have completed the Insecurity Detox.  CONGRATULATIONS to you for investing in yourself for 7 days straight. The results and attitude/confidence changes are out of this world!  Remember everyone, life is determined by the small decisions we make, not the large ones. So today I celebrate all of my INSECURITY DETOXERS for their small daily decisions to say no to insecurity and yes to confidence.  To sign up for the INSECURITY DETOX go to www.trishblackwell.com/insecuritydetox ________________
Jun 10, 2014
#60: HOW TO BE YOUR #1 FAN, NOT YOUR #1 CRITIC
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Choose to be powerful: you already are, you just need to tap into it!    HOW TO BE YOUR #1 FAN, NOT YOUR #1 CRITIC EPISODE #60     1.  See yourself as a whole, not as divided parts.   2.  Celebrate your strengths.   3.  Stop comparing yourself to anyone else.   4.  Capture your criticism – rewrite your words.   5.  Know that you are normal.   6.  But also know that you are special, and you do have something to contribute.   7.  Pitiful or Powerful, which is it?   8.  To have self-esteem, do estimable things.   ________________   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"    You can be pitiful or powerful, you can't be both. -Joyce Meyer
Jun 04, 2014
#59: NEW POINT SYSTEM FOR LIFE
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Celebrate the resistance in your life – it is what makes us become the people we are meant to be. Problems will never go away, and we don’t want them to, they are the resistance we need to gain the strength we are intended to have.    NEW POINT SYSTEM FOR LIFE EPISODE #59   What point system are you prescribing to in life? If you want to change the outcome of your game, change your point system.   Change your point system: Be proud of your internal changes Celebrate the real you, not the physical one What really matters to you in life? What do you want to be remembered for? How do you want to describe your life?         The Story of the Mexican Fisherman -Anonymous An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.  Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna.  The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “only a little while. The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?” The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos.  I have a full and busy life.” The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually, you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise.” The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?” To which the American replied, “15 – 20 years.” “But what then?” Asked the Mexican. The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part.  When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions!” “Millions – then what?” The American said, “Then you would retire.  Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.” ________________ For those of you looking to change how you track points in life – trying to change your perspective – and if just aren’t sure where to start or how my Breakout Program is for you.  There are only 4 days left to grab one of the last 3 spots. Go to www.trishblackwell.com/breakout ________________   Tim Ferris's book, The Four Hour Work Week....a highly, highly recommended read!
May 28, 2014
#58: 31 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
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Happy 31st birthday to me! Here are 31 quick confidence boosts as my gift to you!   31 CONFIDENCE BOOSTERS/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! EPISODE #58     Decide to pursue confidence Decide to be the best version of you possible Decide to be compassionate towards yourself Decide to be someone who does what they say they are going to do Decide to live life to the fullest Decide to believe that you are not defined by your past Decide to start training your thoughts Decide to love yourself for who you are today Decide to surround yourself with people who inspire you Decide to live with joie de vivre Take captive toxic thoughts Take your own self-care seriously Take notes whenever you are around people who inspire you Take yourself seriously Take adventures Take note of what you love to do and of what makes you feel most alive Take your nutritional choices mindfully Take a bad picture or a negative comment less seriously Take life like an adventure at your fingertips Take your good and make it great Take heart and remember that life is about the journey Take compliments Be yourself Be the type of person today that you want to be tomorrow Be congruent Be okay with your imperfections Be present Be an optimist Be enthusiastic about the possibilities of life Be a person of integrity Be grateful   Thanks for celebrating my 31st birthday with me!
May 20, 2014
#57: FITNESS HACKS YOU SHOULD USE
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Fitness doesn't have to be as hard as we often make it out to be! Put these fitness hacks to the test and see what happens!    FITNESS HACKS EPISODE #57     12 Fitness Hacks You Should be Doing: HIIT Workouts -Hack secret: you don’t have to do super long workouts to be effective -Hack secret: lifting actually burns more calories than cardio -Hack secret: you don’t have to have a gym to strength train, you can do it anywhere!   Making Time for Fitness -Hack secret: working out in the morning gets more results -Hack secret: scheduling workouts prioritizes them -Hack secret: you have more time than you think you do – workout while watching TV   Customize Your Cardio -Hack secret: Make it fun -Hack secret: Make it community oriented -Hack secret: Make it part of your lifestyle   Revving Your Metabolism -Hack secret: eating 30 grams of protein within the first 30 minute of waking up -Hack secret: proper hydration matter! Take on the Gallon Challenge -Hack secret: Sleep! Getting extra zzzz’s can keep you lean! No more excuses!
May 14, 2014
#56: INVESTING IN YOURSELF
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Investing in yourself is the best return you can ever get.  It requires a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone.  The decision to invest in your dreams is a decision to quiet the doubts and fears in your mind, for you know that doubt destroys dreams.    INVESTING IN YOURSELF EPISODE #56         How to Start Investing in Yourself: What is it that is keeping you from making that initial investment in yourself? You know, the one that you have been putting off but the one that could potentially change your life for forever?   -Fear of failure -Fear of looking stupid -Fear of the unknown -Fear of pain -Fear of success -Fear of ridicule -Fear of standing out -Fear that initial investment will be too much or not worth it   Fear doesn’t keep us from death; it keeps us from life. –Christine Caine   If it doesn’t cost you much, then the benefit you are going to get out of it won’t be worth much. But, on the other hand, a lot of the best things in life cost a lot up front, but the rewards far outweigh the investment.   Things that people put off investing in:   -education -the right relationship -exercise -financial plan/savings -God and their relationship with God -love (vulnerability) -travel -entrepreneurial endeavors -that dream project -adventure projects -time off / rest -long-term happiness (most people defer this for a short-term fix)   Leave me a voicemail on my website and tell me what you are investing in!   It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.–Gabriel Garcia Marquez     Show Notes:   Listener of the Episode: Neel from FB, bravo to starting your day off right, with positive thinking and something uplifting!   …which leads me to an announcement that you all will be interested to hear: I have 24-7 streaming network! It’s called Trish-Talk and you can access it 24-7 at www.trishblackwell.com/trish-talk   The next session of Breakout is starting June 1st, and I only have space for 12 people.  Breakout is for those who want more from life.  If you have ever wanted individual coaching from me and wanted to really have the courage and support to step out and live the life of your dreams, then Breakout is for you!  Spaces will go quickly for this program, so if you know you are in, then stop putting off your initial investment. I care so much about this program that I even offer payment plans AND a 100% money-back guarantee if the program does not make a major, positive difference in your life!   www.trishblackwell.com/breakout
May 06, 2014