Category Archives: Creating YOUR Life

The Niki Koubourlis Story from Employee to Entrepreneur — The Low Down on Bold Betties

In episode 56 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Niki Koubourlis, founder of the women’s outdoor adventure company Bold Betties. Niki shares her journey of bold adventure, entrepreneurial success, and cutting Fresh Tracks. Niki’s journey begins with her making one bold move after another, including a move across continents to Colorado where she knows no one and has no job lined up. Within a few short years Niki has established an outdoor adventure community for women, over 42,000 strong, that reaches all corners of the world.

We discuss the role drive plays in personal success and why being bold is often required to cut Fresh Tracks in your own life. Niki shares insights into the role community plays in the ‘chapter B’ phase of life and how community can help you through a transformation or tough life event. Using the outdoor experience Bold Betties provides to push your boundaries, many gain the courage to walk into a scary situation in other aspects of their lives that had been holding them back. Be bold and check out this week’s show to get the scoop!

Show Notes

1:50 – Niki’s personal story going from employee in Abu Dhabi to entrepreneur in Colorado
6:40 – How the Bold Betties experience began
8:53 – Meetups amazing role in Bold Betties phenomenal growth
11:00 – Why Niki took Bold Betties from an ecommerce site to an outdoor adventure company
13:50 — Moving through ‘Chapter B’
17:55 – The catalyst of knowing that you are capable of way more than you previously thought
21:00 – Advice for those contemplating taking the leap from employee to entrepreneur
24:15 – Living for a paycheck vs living for your purpose

About Niki Koubourlis, CEO & Founder, Bold Betties

A bold woman with an adventurous story to tell, Niki inspires entrepreneurs, professionals, and the average Jane to find out what they’re passionate about and actualize their aspirations.

Up until 2012, every major life decision Niki made was motivated by a desire for security: the career she chose, the schools she went to and the man she married. But she wasn’t happy. In a quest to find purpose and passion, she left behind her job and her marriage, and moved to Colorado where she began trying new things, seeing new places and making new friends. That’s where she got the idea to start a business doing what she loves – helping women encounter the outdoors.

Providing a fresh outlook on embracing life as an entrepreneur, Niki now leads an e-commerce startup, Bold Betties, where she focuses on eliminating the barriers of entry to adventure travel and outdoor recreation and building a community of women to share adventures together.

A veteran executive in the real estate investment industry, Niki holds an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and B.A. from Washington State University.

www.boldbetties.com

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The power of embracing life’s beginnings and endings – and how that helps you create Fresh Tracks

Do you LOVE starting new things – the adventure, the newness, the fun just gets you so excited you can hardly stand it? You jump in to your new endeavor with enthusiasm and motivation and are ready to rock the world. The thing is, that excitement only lasts so long. In no time at all the fun adventure becomes routine and before you know it, it’s ending. How do you handle things as they are ending? From relationships to projects to businesses, how you handle endings effects how you handle your next beginning and it effects how you experience yourself. How does it effect you when you avoid endings? When you drop things quickly and move on, unfinished, to your next exciting adventure?

In episode 53 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Shaman and author HeatherAsh Amara about the role beginnings and endings play in creating Fresh Tracks. She shares how important it is to recognize beginnings and endings as they are happening and gives us tips on how to be conscious during our transitions. HeatherAsh tells us that we can use our endings to get clear on where we want to go next and how we may experience our next phases of life differently. In this week’s show we also discuss being aware of how are we in relationship to things when they don’t feel finished and how to do the inner work required to be at peace. And tons more!

Show Notes
1:40 – Why beginnings and endings are important to our very existence
4:40 – In what ways can we honor an ending and why is it important
9:00 – Tips for recognizing when and if you are in a transition period
14:40 – Why it is important to recognize the ‘jagged edges’ in our life
17:55 – We can create good endings inside of us, even if the ending on the outside doesn’t look the way we’d like it to
21:20 – Why letting ourselves grieve fully can allow it to pass more quickly
24:35 – How to be there for someone else that is grieving or experiencing an ending
29:00 – The incredible power of the gap moments in life

About HeatherAsh Amara
A leader in mindfulness, empowerment and shamanism, HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, Become the Woman You are Meant to be.
The heart of Amara’s teachings stems from her long Toltec apprenticeship and teaching partnership with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Over the past fifteen years she has taught workshops and apprenticeships and trained teachers. She now travels the world working with women to integrate the feminine wisdom of the ancients into their modern lives.

http://heatherashamara.com/

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A Simple Morning Routine to Prime Your Brain for Success

In episode 51 of Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins I speak with May McCarthy. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of The Path to Wealth, May explains the 7 steps she takes each morning that help her activate her subconscious to help her achieve her goals. Like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein, May teaches us that we can learn to rely on intuition to achieve more of what we want in all areas of our life.

May shares specific examples of ways to grow your business with clarity and insightfulness. Her wisdom on conscious capitalism, what it means and how to use it as a powerful tool for the growth and success of everyone involved in a transaction is a must for anyone in business. From attracting the right employees to maximizing profits and financial goals, May’s lifetime of experience both running and selling profitable companies is invaluable and shared in this week’s show!

Show Notes

2:30 – May’s path to using words, thoughts and emotions to achieve goals
7:50 – The morning goal planning session. Setting yourself up for success
12:40 – The role gratitude, intuition, and operating in integrity plays in manifesting
15:30 – The most important step to bringing your goals to fruition
18:00 – Conscious capitalism, having a purpose, and serving your stakeholders
25:00 – Common struggles people have to implementing the seven steps
28:10 – A proven technique to double check your intuition if you aren’t trusting it
31:00 – May’s definition of wealth and how to use her process to achieve it
33:45 – Imagery vs visualization and how to use it in this manifesting process

About May McCarthy
Since 1982, May McCarthy has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues.  She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor.  She serves on business, philanthropic, arts and university boards.  May has become successful by implementing spiritual principles into her ventures, and it is her passion to pass her knowledge on to others.

She is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance. www.maymccarthy.com

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The One Thing

In episode 47 of Fresh Tracks I speak with author and business owner Jay Papasan about The ONE Thing: The surprising simple truth behind extraordinary results. Jay poses this question for us to ask ourselves: What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? By focusing on your ONE thing, you can accomplish more by doing less. Jay shares why discovering this surprisingly simple truth is the difference between achieving extraordinary results vs experiencing consistent struggle and shares how to implement these truths in your life.

The results you get are directly influenced by the way you work and the choices you make. In this week’s show Jay provides tips for both discovering your ONE thing and the pitfalls to avoid when we have a lot to do, recognizing that the distractions we face each day are unlimited! Jay shares personal stories of how he and his wife built their multi million-dollar real estate business while raising their two kids, and kept their priorities of family first through the growth stages of their business to today.

Show Notes:
3:30 – The number one reason you don’t stick to your plan
6:50 – Are you really saying yes to something or just trying it out?
11:40 – The power of asking better questions
14:00 – Discovering the ONE thing you can do that will change everything in your life
17:35 – The google story and how it relates to your Fresh Tracks
21:00 – Tips for narrowing your focus to one thing
24:00 – Balancing building your empire vs raising your kids
28:00 – Your purpose statement – what does it mean if you lose it?

About Jay Papasan

jay_papasan_Fresh_Tracks_with_Kelly RobbinsJay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the national bestseller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit, HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.

Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.

http://the1thing.com/

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Finding Your Sustainable Edge

The Sustainable Edge
How 15 minutes a week will lead to a richer entrepreneurial life

In episode 43 of Fresh Tracks, NYT best-selling authors of The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life, Ron Carson and Scott Ford share best practices to helping you achieve a fuller, more rewarding work-life balance. On this week’s show the duo inspire entrepreneurs to define and sustain a competitive edge in the complex, fast-changing world of business.

Striving to integrate your passion, your business and your personal life? Ron and Scott will teach you how to achieve your goals across four key areas: your business, your teams, your clients, and your personal lives. Discover easy-to-perform exercises that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes a week to help your company boost its Business IQ. Achieving balance and sustainable business growth are possible and in fact important for entrepreneurs to be truly successful as these incredibly successful wealth advisors share on this week’s show.

Show Notes

4:00 – Tips for living your life by design and not default
7:30 – Defining your values and why work-life balance starts there
9:00 – How balance leads to growth and growth leads to balance
12:00 – Prioritizing for yourself and not others and letting go of everyone else’s opinions
15:00 – Balance and integrating your values into your daily calendar
21:00 – You can have it all…if you take control of this ONE thing
25:00 – Why having a passion that pays is important to achieving a balanced and fulfilled life

About Ron Carson and Scott Ford

Ron Headshot 5_200Ron Carson is the founder and CEO of Carson Wealth, one of the largest wealth advisory firms in the country, serving clients through holistic financial planning, disciplined investment strategies, and proactive personal service. These driving principles enabled Ron’s firm, Carson Wealth Management Group to grow to nearly $6 billion in assets under advisement, which includes assets under management, and have led Ron to become LPL Financial’s top-ranked registered representative for 23 consecutive years. Ron has received countless accolades, including being inducted into Barron’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Ron coauthored The New York Times best-selling book Avalanche and the blueprinting process that goes with it.

Scott Ford_200Scott Ford is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity strategies, and SBA financing. Scott is ranked in the top one percent of all LPL Registered financial advisors based on annual production. He was recognized as one of the 20 Rising Stars of Wealth Management by Private Asset Management Magazine in 2008 based upon assets managed of $1 million or more per client.

It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life. His personal and proactive approach is designed to bring clarity and simplicity to the complex issues of financial management. For over 20 years, he has been helping his clients define and pursue their own unique version of “True Wealth.”

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Episode 37 – Ask. The Questions to Empower Your Life

In episode 37 of Fresh Tracks author Michael Jenet shares his insights on the powerful role question asking plays in our success. We start with discovering what questions we ARE asking ourselves and then branch into how asking intentional questions can bring us closer to what we want to create in our lives. Michael shares that learning to retrain our brain to seek out positive outcome oriented-questions is a key to living a happy and successful life.

In this week’s show we discover that our brains are like computers, and it’s our job to give our logical brain an out – especially when our life is not where we want it. There IS a ‘best’ kind of question you can ask! Learning to take control of our questions and to raise our IQ (Intentional Questioning) is the secret behind those who live happier fulfilling lives and those who merely survive it. Michael provides tips we can all use to retrain our brains, get unstuck in business, and have a deeper understanding of the powerful word “if” and the role it can play in our success.

Show Notes:

1:17 – The power question asking has on us
4:50 – Four principles for getting the outcome you want
7:55 – How changing the questions we ask ourselves can change the domino effect of negativity and get us closer to what we want
10:00 – The amazing consequences of answering questions automatically vs intentionally
12:10 – Tips for retraining your brain to ask the right questions
17:00 – How entrepreneurs stuck in business can change results through questions asking
20:00 – Whenever trying to solve a challenge, there is a specific ‘best’ kind of question you can ask.
24:30 – The amazing power of IF

About Michael Jenet

International Book Award Finalist Michael Jenet is an ordinary man with extraordinary insight. Having studied the human condition for over thirty years and mj2read countless volumes from classic authors of every spectrum of the personal achievement genre, he has researched each nuance of what makes some people successful and keeps others from succeeding.

Born in Belgium, raised in the Midwest United States, an 8-year Veteran of the US Air Force, and now living in Colorado, he has spent a lifetime following his dreams and passion for helping others. He has been a coach, a mentor, a guest lecturer to entrepreneurs, TEDx presenter, and CEO in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. His first book, ASK, won the International Book Award Finalist award in the self-help category.

Learn more from Michael at www.MichaelJenet.com

Episode 33 – 3 Steps for Manifesting Anything you Want

Episode 33 – Kelly Robbins shares with us the three keys to manifesting anything you want. Sounds simple right? Whether it’s more money, a different job or feeling differently (such as happy vs mad all the time), we ALL have the innate ability to manifest. The simple truth is no one teaches us how to manifest what we want with intention and so we struggle. Actually, what no one tells us is that we are ALWAYS manifesting – even when it’s what we don’t want. Which is crazy!

All the things in your life that you have and you don’t want you are actually manifesting. You are just unconsciously manifesting it rather than manifesting with intention. In this week’s show Kelly also shares four of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting and in embracing personal development in general. Breaking through the ‘self-help shelf’ syndrome where many of us get stuck as well as how to recognize if you are stuck and breaking through it.

Finally Kelly shares how asking the question ‘What is needed for me to make a shift today’ can be the biggest manifesting breakthrough of all.

Show Notes:

2:00 – Precautions before you begin the manifesting process
3:31 – Beware the self-help shelf syndrome
7:00 – What do you really want to manifest anyway?
9:00 – Inspired = In-Spirit means you’ve got this!
12:35 – The secret key to KNOWING that opportunity is around you
15:30 – The role rituals can play in manifesting
19:33 – You can’t meditate your way to success. When to start moving in order to manifest.

paintminesAbout Kelly Robbins
Founder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching, Kelly Robbins helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit www.KellyRobbins.net to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing.

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Episode 32 – Integrating Your Many Parts Is Where Creating Fresh Tracks Starts

In episode 32 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Danielle Watson, founder of The Purse Process. Danielle talks with us about the power of taking our many, oftentimes varied selves and integrating them into one that serves the world. How can we own that space in our own unique way? Danielle is a perfect example of this – she has taken her degree in archaeology and anthropology, a successful mobile yoga business owner, and the willingness to break the mold into becoming a successful coach. Danielle shares that reintegrating our many parts into one allows us to use our skills and knowledge in an unconventional way, which we call creating Fresh Tracks.

Danielle took her purse process across the country and helps people take a deep, no-nonsense view of how their actions are affecting their results and how their beliefs are guiding their actions. And yes, she does all this by going through your purse! In this week’s show Danielle also shares her adventures doing her first Ted Talk and talks about her belief that every single person has the skills and knowledge that can be used in unconventional ways. If you’re looking to create fresh tracks you probably already have all the skills and knowledge inside of you – the key is to look for a new context in which to apply them.

Show Notes:
1:45 – The journey of a Fresh Tracker…From archaeologist to mobile yoga instructor to founder of the purse process.
7:30 – Integrating your many parts and how that’s where your Fresh Tracks start.
9:25 – Whatever you’ve collected reflects on who you are, your personal culture, and your beliefs about the world.
11:30 – The surreal experience doing a Ted Talk and her idea worth spreading.
15:45 – Danielle’s major life event only 48 hours before her Ted Talk and how she didn’t let it throw her off.
17:00 – Danielle’s next adventures reintegrating her life and creating new Fresh Tracks.

PP Home PageAbout Danielle Watson
Danielle Watson is a global provocateur, professional muse, choose your own adventurer, and the creator of The Purse Process®.

As an anthropologist who doesn’t like digging in the dirt, Danielle was faced with either walking away from the field she loved, or rising to the challenge of uniting the seemingly irreconcilable. In the process, she hatched something irresistible: The Purse Process®.

Danielle’s Purse Process® is a pioneering tool that applies tried and true principles of archeology in a fresh way, placing a decidedly modern and feminine spin on this dusty science. The Purse Process® is part of the unique tool kit Danielle uses as she guides women through restoring their core confidence, mentors them in achieving self-actualization, and teaches them how to turn their personal quirks into high-value professional assets.

Danielle’s uncommon mix of enthusiasm, personal strength, femininity, and vulnerability has made this unlikely anthropologist a popular, pint-sized inspiration to women everywhere.

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