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Create Consistent Cash Flow and Feel Financially Confident

In episode 40 of Fresh Tracks we have author and money coach Rev. Karen Russo. Karen shares her insights on making money and reveals why some of us struggle to accomplish our financial goals and others don’t. Did you think starting your business would change your financial picture? Karen’s says tapping into your unlimited abundance calls for a little bit of courage and recognizing the importance of being able to give and receive. Understand that each person is a center for prosperity – even you – and your job is to know this and remove beliefs that prevent that flow of money from coming to you.

You may have heard that you have to be a generous giver to be a generous receiver. Karen shares that giving includes giving your attention to your money and not hiding from it and shares some best practices on how to incorporate this into our daily lives.  In this week’s show we talk about the importance of including money in your spiritual practice and not separating it into a stand-alone section of our life. Money is energy and knowing that we are the ones that infuse money with meaning (good or bad) can provide some insight into the prosperity or struggle you are currently experiencing. Money is a magnification of how you are being.

Show Notes:

2:35 – Why shying away from talking about money isn’t serving our life
4:12 – How your past money baggage may be stopping you from growth
7:40 – The role material channels play in money security
11:50 – Being a leader of your money – Money Monday and Faithful Friday
13:10 – Knowing your why and the role it plays in making money
17:00 – Why giving is so important in business
21:50 – The feminine energy of receptivity and how to consciously balance it in life
24:30 – The nitty gritty of process measures and results measures
27:25 – The one thing many people miss when it comes to making money

About Karen Russo

Karen Russo publicity pic 2015Karen Russo is the creator of the Money Keys and a favorite speaker for ewomen, NAWBO and Holistic Chambers across North America.  Karen leads a global community where creative professionals, business owners, coaches, and spiritual seekers engage in weekly prosperity practices to lead money lives that are peaceful, creative, generous, prosperous and free!

Karen is the award-winning author of The Money Keys: Unlocking Peace, Freedom and Real Financial Power, and the brand new Grow Yourself, Grow Your Wealth: Prosperity Practices for Faith and Focus.  She’s endorsed by her teachers Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Katherine Woodward Thomas, and T. Harv Eker.

Karen shares from over 25 years of study and success as a top-selling salesperson, an acclaimed corporate leadership trainer, a Columbia University MBA in finance and an ordained minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living.

With a special passion for helping women to value both feminine and masculine approaches to building and enjoying wealth, Karen was honored to be selected to contribute a provocative chapter to Think and Grow Rich for Women, collaborating with best-selling author and financial literacy legend Sharon Lechter and the Napoleon Hill Foundation.


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.


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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.


Episode 31 – It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference

Episode 31 — Dafna Michaelson Jenet speaks with us about the importance of community, the value of being yourself in this world, and the relevance of focusing on solutions vs. problems. Dafna shares what she learned in her journey to visit 50 states in 52 weeks and how she, as a single mom, battled her own inner critic and the aggression of strangers and the loss of close friends while pursuing her dreams.

Dafna interviewed over 500 people across the US and discovered first hand why it really does take a little crazy to make a difference! Making decisions, looking at problems, and creating community requires us to do something outside of the norm – often in spite of what others say. Ready to step into your own business or take yours to the next level? Learn how to grow by understanding ‘What’s in it for me’ and taking it to ‘What’s in it for we’. Finally, Dafna shares the important role Jerry Springer (yes, you read that right) played in her life from a young age.

Show Notes:
1:30 – It takes a little crazy to make a difference
4:32 – 50 states in 52 days journey
6:05 – Don’t complain about a problem unless working on a solution
7:45 – Doing something out of the norm to make change in this world
10:20 – Unexpected aggressive backlash and how she handled it and why losing friends along the way happens
15:09 – Creating a healthy community as an entrepreneur at home. Finding, identifying and creating your community
18:45 – How do you want people to talk about you?
20:20 – What’s in it for me and What’s in it for we. Turning what’s in it for me into a business
25:15 – The surprising role Jerry Springer played in Dafna’s life

About Dafna Michaelson Jenet

2-2Founder and Journeywoman behind the 50 in 52 Journey in which she traveled to all 50 United States and Washington D.C within the 52 weeks of one year to find, highlight, and elevate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, solving problems and building community.

As an Author, Speaker, TEDx speaker and TEDxCrestmoorpark Curator, Dafna continues the work she began with the 50in52 Journey to inspire others to action. She does not simply speak to her audiences, she elevates, empowers, and engages them through storytelling, motivational recounting of her nationwide journey, and inspires them to action so that they too can be empowered to make changes in their communities, their workplaces, their families, and their lives.

Dafna has been interviewed by the late Maya Angelou and has been featured by CBS Sunday Morning, the Denver Post, NPR and CNN.com.  Her book “It takes a little crazy to make a difference” won the 2015 International Book Award in the Social Change category. She has traveled around the world to empower people of all ages into action.


Episode 27 – Can the Introvert be Influential?

Episode 27 – Influential communicator Kelly Sheets talks about the power of influence and shares insights into how and when we are actually being influential. How can we embrace the influence we already present in a more powerful and intentional way? Kelly shares that most of us go through each day wasting tons of energy because we are not centered. Kelly shares easy and insightful tips on how to get and stay centered and be influential throughout the day as well as how to approach business situations where you come from your own powerful influence.

Who here would love to gain FOUR HOURS a day, besides me? That and more is possible when you learn about the energetics of influence and how to own your influence, says Kelly. We also examine the relationship between influence and leadership and how the two work together. The big question gets answered…..Are introverts influential? Listen in on this week’s Fresh Tracks to find out! Kelly shares tips for using your influence with intention and we also talked about language and best ways to be influential both when speaking and writing.

Show Notes
1:20 – Why ‘Naked’ Influence and who else has to find out what that means???
6:50 – How to be consciously influential
10:00 – Kelly’s tips for gaining four hours a day
12:32 – Can you be a good leader? Discover the 4 components of being a good leader
17:35 – The energetics of influence
21:50 – The transformative power of being centered
24:45 – Transparency and why people are starving for it
28:00 – Can the introvert be influential? For real???

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Kelly Sheets is the founder of Naked Influence. Kelly works with influential women who value their success and time to do the things they love. Privately and through retreats, her clients work on communicating effectively, attracting the right people, leading teams, being aware of their desires and connecting deeply with others. She helps women embrace their position of influence and build strong leadership skills that empower those around them. In the process, they create a life that has more time for play and ease.


Beyond the Edge: Making Money and Catapulting Your Business to the Next Level

Episode 23: In this episode of Fresh Tracks I speak about Getting Beyond the Edge and how to catapult yourself to the next level. It’s where the true growth happens and it’s often the place we freeze before the money we seek arrives. I share insights into the journey many take when pursuing their purpose and where most people stop – the edge. You may have heard the saying that most people stop right when they are about to succeed. It’s true! If they had taken one more step or worked just one more day they would have made it. In today’s show I help you recognize if you might be at your edge, the only way to get past it, and steps you can take to set yourself up for success.

Creating a business you love, designing your life your way, and living with passion and purpose are not the norms for the majority in today’s society. Discover your responsibilities if you choose to live your life this way, where most entrepreneurs drop the ball and how to build your business and make money, one solid step at a time.

Show notes:
1:45 – Why we want to get to The Edge and what it can mean for your life
5:00 – How to recognize when you are at The Edge
8:50 – The ONLY way to get past The Edge
10:48 – What happens when you let your excuses run your story
18:10 – Your responsibility when you reach The Edge
21:38 – The role knowing your divine purpose plays in cutting fresh tracks and getting over the edge
24:00 – Course corrections and the important role of mentors in reducing them
28:14 – Marketing and the role it plays in getting past the edge
30:00 – Where most entrepreneurs drop the ball
35:00 – Why you shouldn’t buy your systems and tools first

About Kelly Robbins

KellyUB1 editFounder 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.

Episode 21 – How to Stand Out by Putting More of Your Personality In Your Business and Marketing

Episode 21- Therese shares her stories and insights into owning your own value, being confident and comfortable talking about what you do, and sharing your personality in your marketing. Therese’s humor shines in today’s show as she shares many of her own stories on how she has mastered love, business and making money. If you want to be successful in business, particularly if selling to women, you must allow your personality to shine. Yet, many of us are afraid to be vulnerable and share our true selves with our community.

Therese shares five tips on how to be conscious of how you react to situations in order to become aware of how you are being in your relationship with money. Being a grown-up and becoming conscious of your thoughts, actions and reactions about receiving in life is important to making and keeping your profits. Therese also shares how to get in resonance with money and why overcoming your money blocks are key to making the money you desire.

Show Notes
3:30 – Owning your value, talking about what you do, and leading with your personality
6:16 – What you need to know about making money and Therese’s personal lessons she had to work through to master it
8:52 – How to understand your relationship with money and receiving.
9:50 – The relationship dance between men and money
12:50 – Tips to becoming conscious of your relationship with money
14:40 – Why your personality in business matters
20:55 – 5 Tips for finding your unique personality/branding for your business
25:32 – Where hidden visibility issues can sabotage your success
30:00 – Being ‘connection worthy’

ThereseSkellyHSFTAbout Therese
Known as the “Money Mindset Mentor and Business Catalyst, Therese Skelly works with service based entrepreneurs who love what they do and are ready to grow their business in a much easier and more authentic way.

Therese helps those whose business is part of their life purpose clear money blocks so they can learn how to own their value and have powerful, authentic sales conversation.  This means they will make more money, serve more people and have a business that makes them happy.

Having walked the entrepreneurial journey for many years, Therese has created a way to teach her clients how to get their gifts in the world, so they can make the huge difference they desire to.

A former psychotherapist, combined with years of marketing/strategy and consulting, Therese offer’s the perfect blend of both “inner game” work and very tactical, real world strategies that allow her clients to see the results they desire.  You can learn more about Therese at www.HappyinBusiness.com

Episode 20 – Using Astrology as a Roadmap for Personal and Business Empowerment

Episode 20  – Today we speak with Fresh Tracker Rebekkah Hanson, who shares her insights into astrology and how we can use the knowledge of the universal energies to make better business decisions. Working with the flow of the universal energies rather than against them allows us to work with more ease because we are working within our natural talents rather than against them. Rebekkah also shares with us simple things we can look at to help guide our business decisions.

When creating new products, businesses or even scheduling workshops or book launches it can be easier and more successful when you know your charts. By following the phases of the moon you can also know the best way to connect with prospects during a sales conversation – for example there are certain times when appealing to someone’s emotional needs is more effective than others. Finally, Rebekkah shares her insights on how to make the most of the dreaded mercury retrograde and how using the strengths of retrograde rather than fighting it is the best road to success.

Show Notes:

1:57 – Using the divination arts to your own benefit in business.
5:02 – Using astrology as a roadmap for personal and business empowerment
8:48 – Simple things an entrepreneur can look at to help guide their business decisions
12:35 – What an entrepreneur can do during the dreaded mercury retrograde
15:20 – Working with the flow of universal energies
23:01 – Trusting yourself vs using astrology in decision making

headshotRHAbout Rebekkah Hanson

Rebekkah Hanson is a speaker and spiritual teacher who has coached entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide.

Rebekkah has been an Astrologer for over 40 years and incorporates Numerology into the Astrology as well as divining the numerical energies from traditional avenues of Current Name, Date of Birth and Birth Certificate Name.
She works with highly conscious clients and entrepreneurs to help them plan profitable launch calendars and discover their purpose and embrace their inner power so they show up authentically.

Her mission is to assist a move from newspaper entertainment Astrology into using it as a roadmap for personal and business empowerment.


Episode 19 – Creativity and Creating a Joyful Business

Episode 19 – Today we speak with Laura West, founder of The Center for Joyful Business. Laura shares why it’s important to build your business from the inside – out, starting with yourself and why being happy and feeling fulfilled in your business makes you more likely to be creative, confident and innovative. Ultimately in a better place to serve your clients powerfully. Laura also provides techniques for settling yourself down and grounding you as well as tips for getting the inspiration flowing at the same time.

Laura shares insights into how to be more creative in business as well as what kind of results you can expect when you have fun while working. When you remember to have fun and bring passion and excitement to your work, you get dramatically different results than if you just check something off a list! Whether you consider yourself creative or not, knowing how to focus on moving forward in your business, being authentic, and still remembering to have fun will add more money and ultimately more fulfillment to your life.

Show Notes
1:00 – Laura’s journey from VP of marketing to creator of The Center for Joyful Business
2:55 – Why it’s important to grow your business from the inside out
6:58 – Laura’s tips for keeping fun and playful energy in your business
10:00 – Your most precious resource in your business – it might surprise you!
12:23 – The 5 energies that are your creative energies in business. Why managing them is important before doing any marketing strategies.
17:11 – Tips for shifting your energy, kicking in the idea flow and being more creative
20:45 – How to get yourself into the flow and produce better quality results
23:15 – Why being authentic is important to getting in the flow, attracting ideal clients, creating products.

About Laura Westheadshots1-laurawest. ed.cropkr
Laura West is a Passionista for creativity in your business & life! As a Creative Business Coach, author, speaker and InfoDoodle Artist she has helped 1000s of entrepreneurs discover their passion and creativity and to create successful businesses that they can’t imagine doing anything else!

She is the author of the Joyful Business Guide, creator of the popular 30 Day Passion Project and has developed products, workshops and retreats for the last 15 years for creative women entrepreneurs.

To find out more about her programs, products, teleclasses and retreats by the sea go to her website at: www.JoyfulBusiness.com

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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