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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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Finding the Gift – A Lesson in Mindfulness

On episode 45 of Fresh Tracks I speak with mindfulness expert Angela Howell. Angela found herself in an incredibly stressful situation when she had to recreate herself after experiencing a work injury that ended her highly successful corporate sales career. Angela shares how practicing simple mindfulness strategies can help you turn life’s obstacles into opportunities. By being mindful we can become aware of how our being uncomfortable is often actually what transmutes us into becoming who we are meant to be.

We don’t have to be trained in meditation or have a daily yoga practice to grow in mindfulness and experience its calming benefits. In this week’s show Angela discusses tips for overcoming common obstacles to embracing mindfulness practices every day. Exploring negative beliefs about yourself, learning to see the blessing rather than the trial in experiences, and recognizing the gift in each situation are all opportunities to renew your passions in life.

Show Notes:
1:30 – How and why Angela created a daily reader
3:35 – Angela’s journey creating Fresh Tracks and how she turned obstacles into opportunities
7:00 – Why comfort can be such an enemy to us becoming who we are meant to be
12:45 – How to recognize your next step
15:00 – The amazing power of 3 minutes of silence
20:00 – Different ways to incorporate mindfulness in your everyday life.
24:00 – Suggestions for becoming conscious of your internal chatter
28:00 – Movement vs exercise and the role it plays in mindfulness

Angela Howell_Finding the GiftAbout Angela
Angela Howell is a speaker, transformation coach, and the author of “Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness,” which quickly ranked in the Tennessean‘s top ten best-sellers list and continues to do so. She considers her award-winning, twelve-year career in corporate sales and eating disorder recovery journey two of her greatest teachers. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan and Yahoo News, and she is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being!

FREE GIFT waiting for people who follow Angela’s blog at http://www.FindingtheGift.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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Is Your Worrying Manifesting Disaster?

Episode 42- Is Your Worrying Manifesting Disaster?
Did you know that the history of the word worry means to choke or strangle? How much of your time do you spend worrying – about anything? And how is that worry ‘strangling’ any good you are creating? In this week’s Fresh Tracks show Kelly Robbins delves into the inner sanctuary of our mind and examines the effect worrying has on our lives. From the relationships we manifest to how much money we make, worrying plays a significant factor in our overall health, happiness and success. Kelly also goes in-depth on the topics of wealth and abundance to help you examine the roles debt and dependency play in worrying.

With tips to help you derail repetitive worrying and taking control of your thoughts, after listening to this week’s show you’ll easily be manifesting your dreams rather than repelling success! How do gratitude, responsibility and patience play a role in not only manifesting the life and business of our dreams, but creating anything we want from a healthy body to an abundant bank account? Understanding the significance of the love/hate relationship we have when we are dependent on someone and how our natural tendency to rebel can get us into debt is all covered on this week’s show!

Show Notes:
2:00 – Which type of worrier are you?
5:45 – How worrying affects us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically
9:30 – What you need to know about lack
11:00 – The incredibly important yet subtle difference between lack and need
13:50 – The secret key to more abundance
16:00 – The spiritual significance of debt and the first step to getting out of debt permanently
18:35 – What is wealth and what causes wealth? The secret to creating a prosperous life
21:30 – The overlooked yet pivotal role of patience
24:00 – What it is to be responsible
25:45 – 4 solid tips for changing your worry habit

helpAbout Kelly Robbins
Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks, Kelly is the founder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching. Kelly 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 35 – Eat the Elephant: Overcoming Overwhelm

Episode 35 – Karolyn Blume, author of Eat the Elephant; Overcoming Overwhelm speaks with us about the topic of overwhelm. What is it? How can you recognize when you are in overwhelm and what can you do to escape its lethal grip? Karolyn shares how getting to know ourselves on a deep level and developing an awareness of what we do that triggers overwhelm can help us actually prevent it before it starts.

Entrepreneurs share several common triggers that trip us into overwhelm and, with awareness and practice, we can avoid them. Karolyn also shares strategies for working your way out of overwhelm if you do find yourself there. She wraps up the show with some excellent advice on actually retraining our brains to avoid overwhelm in the first place.

Show Notes
2:00 – Why eat the elephant?
4:00 – How to recognize when you are in overwhelm
7:00 – Tips for avoiding overwhelm
10:05 – Recognizing overwhelm as it’s coming – catch it before you are in knee-deep
12:00 – How busyness can be an excuse to not do the task at hand
16:00 – Is your perfectionism leading to overwhelm?
20:00 – Why getting to know yourself is important to stopping this enormous beast
22:45 – Strategies for working your way out of overwhelm
25:00 – Celebrating your victories and turning your ‘to-do’ list into a ‘ta-da’ list

head shot blue blazerAbout Karolyn Blume

Karolyn Vreeland Blume is a recovering attorney. After thirty-five years of practicing law and mediation, she realized that all conflict stems from how we see ourselves internally, and how we see ourselves in the context of the larger world. Now she uses that knowledge to help people discover that they can choose how they want to live. She demonstrates how people have more choices in life than they realize, and how to make the most of them.

She is the author of Eat the Elephant: Overcoming Overwhelm, where she shares her time-tested strategies for identifying the sources of overwhelm and managing the fallout that sabotages us every day.

Karolyn is an expert problem solver and a gifted strategist. She uses her keen insight as a consultant to individuals and corporations who are looking to improve productivity and quality of life. She served as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges, and is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International. A native New Yorker, Karolyn lives and works in the Washington, DC area, where she uses the tools in her book on a daily basis.

www.karolynblume.com

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Episode 26 — How Your Relationships Unconsciously Affect Your Business

Episode 26 – What type of relationships should you allow in your life and do you need to create in order to cut Fresh Tracks? In this week’s show Kelly discusses both personal and professional relationships and how to become aware of both healthy and toxic relationships. Living consciously of how the relationships in your life affect you is a key component of living a life on purpose. It’s completely normal and healthy for relationships to come and go – some people are meant to be in your life for a period of time, not forever. Awareness of the different roles people have in our lives, the teachings they bring us, and when we need to make tough choices and consciously let go of some people is fundamental piece of this week’s show.

Consciousness of the reality that when we change the people closest to us are forced to change as well permits us to give them the space and grace to adjust with love and kindness affects both of us. Kelly provides tips on how to handle situations where you have changed but the people in your life continue to see you as you were. How frustrating is that?! How do you continue on in these situations? We’ll also discuss why protecting and controlling your energy is vital to your growth and success – and yes, that means guarding who you allow to enter your space.

Show Notes:
3:40 – Radical Self Love concept
8:00 – Exercise om creating your relationship boxes
10:03 – The role of personal friendships when cutting Fresh Tracks
14:18 – Your 5 best business contacts and friends and when to up-level
18:27 – Best practices for using a mentor or coach
20:35 – Support relationships and how to attract people with the same value system as you

darla1About 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 17 – Trusting Yourself and Why it’s Essential to Your Success

Episode 17 – In this episode of Fresh Tracks we take an in-depth look at trust. Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you have – it’s the foundation of every other relationship you have. The fact is there is no blueprint from starting and running a successful business and carving Fresh Tracks in this world. If there was everyone would be doing it. Life is one course correction after another. Trusting yourself is a must for you to have the confidence to cut fresh tracks.

What effect does not trusting yourself have on your life? How does it affect your business results? To trust yourself you have to know yourself, really know yourself and be conscious of what might trigger you to not trust yourself and give yourself time and space to get grounded and make the right decision.

Kelly shares insights into how to tell if you don’t trust yourself – you might not even know you don’t! We then look at what a healthy level of self-trust actually looks like and then have several insights into how to learn to re-trust yourself. Trusting is a skill and can be re-learned.

Show Notes:
3:40 – How to recognize when you don’t trust yourself
7:00 – Self-sabotaging behaviors that reduce our trust in ourselves
10:56 – What self-trust really looks like
14:10 – Putting yourself first and the important role it plays in cultivating trust
18:45 – Learning to trust yourself
23:15 – The unexpected discipline involved in self-trust

KellyHS1_edited-1About 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, copywriter 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 16 – How your Presence and Energy Levels Affect Business Success

In Episode 16 of Fresh Tracks, Jennifer Faimon shares with us how to deal with the stress of starting and growing a business and not lose yourself while cutting fresh tracks in your life. Jennifer talks about how to be ‘body aware’ so you can continue to be creative and successful. She also shares how to create a presence, not based on your weight, but based on the way you know who you are. It shows in your aura and your way of being.

Jennifer shares the roles mindset, alignment and teaching play in creating a healthy lifestyle. How to set yourself up for being aware of how you are being – the only way to do that is through creating new rituals, new habits. We also delve into how Jennifer herself has cut Fresh Tracks in the personal training industry and taken her passion of helping people with their health and broke through industry norms and looked at how she could build her life and business her way.

2:20 – Making time to take care of yourself when life is so busy
5:40 – Why mindset plays such an important role in your health
7:49 – Creating new rituals and habits and how to change how you feel on a cellular level
10:05 – How to walk into a room and know who you are and who your clients are
13: 29 – Accountability and the role in plays in behavior change
16:33 – Jennifer’s passion for health stems from her own struggles with pain and chronic stress
20:32 – How to be more present
22:55 – Simplifying fitness for the busy folks
25:40 – Creating a better business through wellness

About Jennifer Faimon

headshot1Jennifer Faimon is a Speaker, Teacher and Founder of Training With Jennifer. She’s a Personal Trainer on a mission to teach people how to move with intention. The overall function of how the body works, its signals and how to achieve alignment through specific movement is her passion. She has forged new tracks in her own life and business and helps her clients do the same by empowering them through movement, mindset and teaching. She shares how improving your body mechanics will greatly impact the influence you have in your business and your life. She guides her clients to be more present in their bodies, take steps to correct imbalances and gives them the tools to make positive changes in their lives.

There is nothing more attractive and alluring than a person who stands tall – knowing who they are from the inside-out. Get away from the computer, perform the free 3 video series and feel yourself opening up to more opportunities.

Find out more at http://www.trainingwithjennifer.com/3-video-series/

Episode 012 – Rituals to Riches with Karen Fagen

In Episode 12 of Fresh Tracks Karen Fagen shares with us her three Rituals to Riches and how, as a single mom, Karen used the three rituals she teaches to build a multiple six figure business by focusing on feeling good from within and exploring what faith means to her. Karen shares how to create happiness every day and balancing living the life you want while running and building a business.

In this Fresh Tracks episode you’ll discover how to stop hitting that snooze button and jump out of bed feeling alive and excited about the day! Karen discusses how filling yourself up with clarity, intention and focus allows you to create more money & freedom. Uncovering the secrets to focusing on what’s most important in your business and life allows you to implement your priorities consistently – which leads to a consistent monthly income.

1:20 – Karen’s two secrets to building a multi-six figure business as a single mom
4:01 – The first ritual to riches
8:36 – What it really means when you struggle to get out of bed in the morning
14:15 – Why it’s important you ‘do you’ first
16:30 – How to set up your day for success
21:19 – A self-assessment if you are not getting the results you want
23:21 – Ritual three – all about creating the lifestyle you SAY you really want
26:48 – Why it’s imperative you avoid having your work over spilling into all of your life
29:49 – How to create happiness and bring control back in your life

About Karen Fagen:

karen fagenKaren Fagan is a Lifestyle Coach, Speaker and Author. She believes that feeling amazing is the secret key to achieving true personal and financial freedom. Feeling amazing starts with how you feel in your own skin, and then radiates with a force into everything you do. Karen helps high achieving women create lives of true emotional and financial freedom through no-nonsense coaching focused on wealth, wellbeing, and mindset. A multiple six figure entrepreneur she has become the go-to person for women who are ready to tap their hidden potential and fully accelerate their wealth and well-being.

Find her at FeelAmazingNow.com and learn more about her coaching programs.
You can also access Karen’s three amazing secrets she gifted listeners on the show: www.feelamazingnow.com/threeamazingsecrets

Episode 05 – Staying Grounded and Using Your Intuition When Writing

Episode 005 – In this episode of Fresh Tracks we’re speaking with Trish Kapinos, founder of Joy Rising. Trish shares with us the importance of grounding and using our intuition. Trish first goes in-depth on what it means to be grounded and how to ground ourselves and stay grounded. She then guides us in creating our individual writing space and what it means to create a ‘writing vibration’. We spend time talking about our intuition – what are the 4 different ways people receive intuition and to know which one is your primary method. We wrap up the interview learning how to break through writer’s block AND get more done in less time by listening to our bodies natural rhythms.

Show Notes

2:24 – What does it mean to be grounded? Physically, electrically and its’ connection with the earth
6:05 – Health benefits of grounding. Getting out of our heads and into our bodies, how this applies to writing
9:33 – How to know if you are grounded or not grounded
12:20 – Things we can do to help us ground
17:12 – Best practices for staying grounded during the day
20:43 – Creating your writing space – how to train your body to get into a flow
24:07 – Steps for creating your writing vibration
27:44 – The 4 ways we receive information. How to know if it’s your intuition
31:48 – Your primary vs your secondary method of intuition and how to know which one you are
37:07 – Overcoming writers block by tapping into your energy
39:31 – How to get more done in less time – the rhythms of creating
41:28 – How to learn more from Trish Kapinos
45:21 – How to know it’s not just your mind messing with you!

Trish 23 Web ReadyTrish Kapinos, of Joy Rising, offers intuitive solutions for helping people live a BIG life. She is a contributing author for Living the Law of Attraction, Real Stories of People Manifesting Health, Wealth and Happiness. She has dedicated the last 15 years to using her gifts in helping people find their center and connect with their true calling. Her company, Joy Rising provides transformative Retreat Experiences and Intuitive Coaching Programs that allow clients to journey from the mind into the heart.

She is a recipient of the 2014 Human Spirit Award for empowering others to thrive while running a successful business. Trish believes that by dropping out of the mind and into the heart, we can cut down our to-do list and increase our impact in the world.   Her mission is to help Joy Rise within each of us.

You can access Trish’s special offer provided in the podcast at www.joyrising.com/ignite.