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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Dec 21, 2018

Over the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard me talk about the notion of life design and how powerful these tools and techniques are in helping people create the life they want to live, aligned around who they truly are.

The fact of the matter is that you’re only getting one shot at life. It is your responsibility to make your life experience as vibrant and aligned as possible.

Today I’m going to take you through what life design actually is. You’ll learn:

  • What life design is

  • How it was developed

  • How you can apply it to your own life to create powerful shifts in your life experience

  • The additional impact that the field of Psychology adds to the process

  • How you can get a hands-on taste of the life design approach!

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 19, 2018

Every once in a while, I hear from a listener whose story is so inspiring that I absolutely have to have them on a podcast episode.

This week’s episode came about in exactly that way!

This week, you’re going to hear from Melissa Kwak. She is a family physician, but more importantly, she is a perfect example of someone who is following the principles of life design to create the next chapter of her life.

The thing is, she began feeling the burnout that so many physicians experience. She knew that she could be of more value to the world, and she had the audacious goal of changing the healthcare industry for the better.

This week’s episode is so special because it is a perfect example of someone who hasn’t yet “made it.” Melissa is at the very beginning of her journey, but you can absolutely feel how much intention and thought she’s putting into her next steps.

I hope Melissa serves as an example of the power of life design to transform your day-to-day life experience.

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 12, 2018

It’s a very special time of year. As the year winds down, we all naturally begin taking stock of our lives and thinking about the direction we want to go in the year to come.

What do you want to do? Not the little things. The BIG thing? What’s the thing you know you want but are afraid to do?

What if you could get to a place where the regret of not doing that BIG thing was greater than the fear you feel about trying it?

What if you just didn’t look at the entirety of that BIG thing and simply focused on the next step you needed to take?

What if you decided that THIS WAS THE YEAR?

This week, I had such an amazing time chatting with Sara Grey, the founder of FiTonic. In her 20s, Sara was a broke single-mother, working as a waitress on welfare insurance, sleeping with her infant son in her arms on a family member’s couch. When her son was 5-months old, she enrolled in law school, determined to provide for him. After graduating with honors, she joined a prestigious law firm as a litigator and developed a successful career. She is now the mother of four sons, married to her best friend and workout partner, and crushing new goals every day.

Sara is a beautiful example of life design if I’ve ever seen one! Step by step, bit by bit, she CREATED the life she wanted to have.

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 12, 2018

I’m holding my very first set of webinars during the first 2 weeks of January!! Just in time for the new year! During this webinar, I’ll guide you through a life design exercise that combines the powerful fields of psychology and human-centered design. When applied to your own life, the techniques I have been developing can help you gain clarity on the areas of your life that you want to change and begin to steer your life into alignment with who you truly are.

I have kept this information and these techniques bottled up for way too long, and I am so excited to share them with you!

Stop over to aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

The hard truth is that you don’t have the luxury of time to waste. When I was in graduate school, I was doing just that. Going through the motions. It all changed one day. After having lost my dad to cancer and having battled the blindness and paralysis of multiple sclerosis, I asked myself an important question. What would my dad give for the day I just wasted? What would I have given (when I was blind and paralyzed) for the day that I just wasted?

I began living with intention, urgency, passion, and joy. I began living by design, not default.

I want the same for you.

How joyful and aligned does your day to day life feel? Do you feel driven and passionate? Do you feel truly alive like you are actively and intentionally participating in your own life? Or, are you sort of going through the motions? Are you working for the weekend, going to work, coming home, and passively letting life happen to you?

Remember. You’re either living by design, or living by default. You choose.

Join me, and I’ll teach you the techniques that you can use to live like your life depends on it. Because it does. 

Stop over to aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

Dec 5, 2018

This week’s episode is POWERFUL. I can confidently say that if you really put to work the items I suggest in this week’s interview summary, your life will change.

Do I have your attention yet?

Have you ever paid attention to how much chatter goes on in your own mind? How supportive and encouraging are your thoughts? Have you ever stopped to really think about how that near constant mental chatter impacts the way you see yourself and your own abilities, as well as how you show up in the world and even the goals you go after?

I want you to let one fact sink in: YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS.

Even though our thoughts feel like such a central part of our identity, it’s simply not true. You are not your thoughts.

That is an incredibly powerful notion when you think about how much our own thoughts and beliefs hold us back. Our thoughts about our abilities, skills, and what others might think. They all constrain our behavior and make us believe that we’re less than we really are.

You are not your thoughts.

For you to be a completely new, more powerful person, you simply need to think a new set of thoughts.

Don’t believe me?

This week I am chatting with the amazingly brilliant Debi Maldonado. She is a Master Jungian Life Coach Instructor and the author of the bestselling book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind To Attract Your Ideal Partner.

We’re talking all about the powerful impact that our own mental chatter has on our concept of self and identity. You absolutely cannot miss this episode. You owe it to yourself to grow into the biggest, boldest version of yourself, and this episode can help you do just that!

Nov 28, 2018

I want you to think back to a time that you had to do something truly hard. A time when you found yourself in really difficult circumstances. A time when a ‘successful’ outcome wasn’t guaranteed, or even at all likely.

How did you judge yourself in that situation?

Did you do what I, and so many other people, tend to do and judge yourself by the outcome of that situation? If things didn’t go smoothly or end up in a good place, did you judge yourself accordingly?

How different would you have felt if you would have judged yourself based on your EFFORT, rather than on the OUTCOME?

That notion came up in this week’s podcast interview with Amy B. Butler, and it stopped me in my tracks.

You see, Amy is a Mitigation Specialist/Dispositional Advisor that provides criminal defense attorneys with assistance in some of their most difficult cases. She helps uncover the whole story behind what an accused person may have done, and she has the difficult responsibility of recommending to the judge how the person should be handled going forward.

She has been involved in some incredibly difficult cases, and the outcome doesn’t always go in her favor.

In my interview with Amy, we get into some amazing topics:

  • The importance of radical responsibility

  • The role that gratitude plays in moving through difficult circumstances

  • The power in judging your EFFORT, not the OUTCOME

I can’t wait for you to meet Amy B. Butler!

Nov 21, 2018

As we wind down toward the end of the year, many of us begin taking stock of how things are going.

Does our life look and feel the way we want it to feel?

Have we made the progress we wanted to make?

What changes do we want to make in the coming year?

Many times, the changes we want to make or the barriers we want to get over can feel too big to tackle. We find ourselves feeling stuck because we can’t see a path forward.

If you’ve ever felt like that, this is the episode for you.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m reintroducing you to Dr. Beth Westie. I had the pleasure of interviewing Beth for episode 0025 of the podcast, and in that episode, we focused on her work helping women eat in alignment with their monthly hormonal cycle.

This time was more personal.

This time, Beth and I focused on her personal path from hitting rock bottom in her marriage toward rebuilding her relationship and her thriving business at the same time.

We got into an incredibly powerful discussion about the notion of radical responsibility (taking 100% responsibility for 100% of the situations you find yourself in), and the massive impact that a 1% daily effort can have when compounded over time.

This episode is so much more than one woman’s triumphant story. This episode is a battle cry to every woman who wants to change her life.

You absolutely can change your life.

Take responsibility and do it one day at a time.

Nov 14, 2018

The barriers you believe stand in the way of you going after your dreams are merely untested assumptions.

BOOM.

That was my massive take-away from this week’s podcast interview with Jessica Dawson, otherwise known as Halcyon Dreams.

Let that sink in for a second. '

You’re not moving forward because you think other people will judge you? That’s just an untested assumption. You don’t know what other people are going to think (nor should you care, btw). You’re not moving forward because you think some aspect is going to be too hard to learn? Another untested assumption.

This week, as you listen to my interview with Jessica, I urge you to bring forward that big goal you have filed away in the back corners of your mind. Think about the barriers that you believe are standing in your way. Then, ask yourself this:

How many of those barriers are simply untested assumptions?

Then go one question further:

What am I missing out on by assuming I’m going to fail?

This week, you’ll be inspired by Jessica’s story of reinvention. In the last year (in her late 30’s, mind you), she started her fashion blog, landed a modeling contract, became a fashion influencer, and began working with brands like Ann Taylor. She did all of this despite being “too old,” having kids, being married, having a full-time job, and being afraid of what others would think of her.

Today, she is inspiring women to step into their own personal style, and through her blog and Instagram account, she’s making the world a more joyful, beautiful place.

I can’t wait for you to meet Jessica Dawson!

Nov 7, 2018

Friends, the Women Inspired podcast is turning 2! I released my very first episode on December 4, 2016, and wow has a lot happened in the past 2 years.

On this week’s episode, I’m going to recap a big transformation that has been happening behind the scenes. This week’s episode is a conversation among friends. I want to fill you in on the direction I see the podcast and my broader work going.

Bottom line: a HUGE announcement is coming toward the end of the year, and I can’t wait to tell you about it.

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Oct 31, 2018

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve taken on a big project at work or have decided to chase after a big goal. (Hooray! GO YOU!) As you’re going, you inevitably run into snags, barriers, and your own limitations along the way.

You find yourself floundering because you aren’t sure how to move past those barriers….and the self-doubt kicks in. “See, you aren’t cut out for this. There’s no way you’ll get there - you can’t get past this obstacle.”

Or, maybe you persist and reach out to others for help! Maybe they help you, and you continue to make progress….but the self-doubt kicks in. “See, you aren’t cut out for this. You didn’t have what it takes and had to rely on other people to keep you going.”

We’ve all been there.

This week, I’m going to urge you to take your victory lap anyway!

This week, I’m featuring the incredible story of a group of friends who started a technology company, even though they admit that they aren’t tech-savvy.

This week, I’m chatting with Acacia Sieling and Bre Blakely of Mindful Menu. Their company helps families meal plan, shop, prepare, and eat healthy meals, in spite of our busy lives that can get in the way.

What began as a simple emailed PDF has turned into a fully-functioning app on the app store, and the path these women took to get there is nothing short of an INSPIRATION!

They had an end goal in mind that none of them knew how to reach on their own. With some creative Googling and some help from their friends and family, these 5 friends achieved their dream!

At the end of this episode, I have a special message to you about taking your victory lap, even if you needed help along the way.

Thanks for listening!

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Oct 24, 2018

Have you ever met someone who stopped you in your tracks? Someone who made you think about and appreciate life more fully?

That happened to me when I recorded this week’s podcast episode.

This week, I’m talking to an incredible woman who has an appreciation for life that is unmatched by almost no one I’ve ever met. And, if you know me, you know how big of a statement that is.

Mettie Spiess lost two brothers to suicide. Now, as you can imagine, these two events shook her family to its core.

However, Mettie did something that many of us probably wouldn’t do. Rather than shutting down, she channeled her love for her brothers into a movement to remove the stigma around mental illness to rid the world of suicide.

I won’t lie, this episode is a heavy one.

However, more than that, this episode is one of hope. Mettie delivers such a powerful message about how precious life is and how important it is that we love and support one another.

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Oct 17, 2018

Let me ask you a basic question: how important to you are the values of compassion, empathy, and kindness? Pretty important, right?

Here’s another question: when you watch our political process on the news, to what degree do you think our elected leaders are acting out of compassion, empathy, and kindness?

Do you realize that you have the power to impact that? No really. You actually do!

What would this country look like if women got LOUD about the issues we are passionate about? What if we spoke with our voices, our money, AND OUR VOTES?

What if we held our elected officials to a standard slightly higher than we all hold our toddlers to?

  • “No, you can’t just take someone else’s things.”

  • “We don’t make fun of people and call them names.”

  • “When you see someone who needs help, go ask them how you can help them.”

How would this country look if we all voted in alignment with those values? How would it look if we kept in mind the benefit of the entire country, not just the benefit of a few people?

So many times, the values of compassion, empathy, and kindness are ascribed to women, and as a result, they’re seen as soft or weak.

This week’s interview challenges that notion.

This week, we’re talking to Sara Berliner, founder of Vote Like a Mother. She’s here to tell her story of how a small cardboard sign turned into an activism movement that is mobilizing women to change our society for the better.

Listen. Share. And go vote like a mother.

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Oct 10, 2018

How many hats do you wear on a daily basis? How much responsibility do you shoulder as a result? Do you find yourself rushing from task to task, feeling harried, stressed, and stretched thin as you attempt to get it all done?

So many of us feel this way. We strive to perfectly get everything done, and as a result, we run ourselves ragged.

But, let me ask you this: What are you missing out on because of it?

What if you’re missing out on the small, truly meaningful moments that happen each day? Moments with your family. Moments in nature. Moments when you’re alone.

We each only get 1 life, and those small, meaningful moments are the ones that truly make us feel alive. Yet, we rush past them without giving them the attention they deserve, because we have no attention left to give after we’ve given all of it away to the million tasks we try to single-handedly accomplish on a daily basis.

In this week’s episode, I’m urging you to rebalance.

This week, you will meet a woman who reached her breaking point within her family and went on strike. That’s right, she marched out of her house and sat in her front yard for a week in protest of the unequal balance of duties in her household.

And, in doing so, she and her husband learned more about themselves, about each other, and about the beautiful imperfection of life than they ever thought possible.

This week, I am so happy to introduce you to Nicole Hogan.

From the ashes of her experience on strike, a new project is rising: Housewife on Strike. She is cultivating a community where women can share their struggles and their stories of imperfection in order to give and receive support from one another.

That is the beauty of imperfection.

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Oct 3, 2018

Few topics make grown women clam up like an open, honest discussion about sex and intimacy.

What’s more, a recent study showed that 62% of women are unsatisfied with their sex lives.

Whaaaaaat?!

It’s terrible to think that a topic that is so basic to the essence of being human is one that we’re so uncomfortable with! This week, we’re tackling that topic with Jamie Thompson.

Jamie is a sex and intimacy expert, and she helps women figure out what it is that they desire and helps them get more of it in their intimate relationships.

Score!

Here’s the thing though, this episode goes way beyond sex. As it turns out, the ability to figure out what you want and then ask for it is a pretty useful and powerful skill for nearly every aspect of our lives.

I’m so excited for you all to hear this open, honest, candid conversation. I know it’ll motivate you to start thinking about what it is that you desire.

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Sep 26, 2018

Is this all there is? How many of you have examined your life and asked yourself that exact question? Be honest.

The thing is, many of us shared at least some of the following life goals:

  • Graduate from college

  • Score a great job & start climbing the corporate ladder

  • Get married

  • Buy a house

  • Have a/some kid(s)

Maybe you didn’t have all of those goals, but you certainly had your own list. And, after we achieved our list of goals, many of us found ourselves looking around wondering, is that it? Is there no more to life?

So many of us can easily fall into that trap of thinking, “I’ll be happy when…” but the thing is, many times, it’s the journey that makes us happy. It’s the feeling that we have something we’re striving for. It’s the passion that comes from working toward something meaningful.

This week, we’re talking about that very topic.

As it turns out, we never stop searching for meaning in our lives. As soon as we achieve a goal, many times, we feel the void open because, we never lose the urge to strive for meaning. And here’s the kicker: the way we derive meaning is different for each of us.

This week’s episode is a giant permission slip. Stephanie Pierce and I are giving you permission to take the time to really think about who you are, what makes you happy, and permission to go after it.

Who is Stephanie Pierce?

Stephanie Pierce is an HR Director in Talent Management for General Mills. She recently took a sabbatical from her job to pursue her passion of bringing women together to make meaningful connections and find support in a diverse group of women.

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Sep 19, 2018

Be honest, when you think about your current job, is it fulfilling? Does it light you up? Is it aligned with your goals, passions, talents, and strengths? Do you like going to work on Monday morning?

If you’ve answered ‘no’ to at least one of those questions, you’re not alone. The majority of Americans are not engaged at their jobs. Essentially, they’re phoning it in. Slogging it out until Friday comes and they can have a little fun and freedom.

What if I told you that it didn’t have to be that way?! That is exactly what we’re talking about on this week’s episode!

The road toward a job and a life that you love involves making intentional, informed choices. Trying jobs that might work for you & quitting ones that don’t. Constant testing, learning, and adjustment is what can eventually align your work (and your life) around your goals, passions, talents, and strengths.

This is intentional life design, and it is the focus of our episode this week!!

This week, we’re chatting with Kerstin Martin, a flight attendant turned web developer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘gypsy’ who floated from job to job with the belief that her true passion was out there for her to find.

At the age of 52, she found it. She started her company doing web design on the SquareSpace platform, and she hasn’t looked back.

This week’s episode is a beautiful lesson in life design and proof that it is never too late to create a life you love!

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Sep 12, 2018

Each of us was given one and only one finite life to live, and because of that, the time we have is a precious gift. One of the ways to make the most of that gift is to spend our time doing things that align with our passions.

Easier said than done, right?

So many times, we succumb to the desire to stagnate and stay the same. Avoiding change feels safe and comfortable. We avoid asking ourselves whether the things we’re doing still align with our soul, and in doing so, we don’t live the life we are truly meant to live.

Instead, what if you asked yourself the hard questions? Is this job still right for me? Does that relationship still serve me? Am I still happy doing ____? And, in addition to asking yourself those questions, what if you ACTUALLY ANSWERED THEM…..HONESTLY?

Terrifying, right?

Second, what if we abandoned the notion that life is black and white? You either work at a traditional job OR you’re an entrepreneur. You either inhabit a cubical, OR you pursue your passion project.

What if that “or” was an “and?”

What if you lived in the grey area where you get to experiment, try new things, see if they grow, adjust when necessary, and fill your soul up with the stuff that it absolutely craves?

This week, you’re going to meet Marnie Marmet. You’ll learn about the meandering path her life has taken, all because she had the courage to ask herself tough questions and be honest about the answers.

Part of that honesty was driven by the urgency for life she experienced after supporting her mom when she had cancer.

She has now turned that passion into the next chapter of her career with Zenful Life Coaching and her entry into the world of writing by embarking on her first book.

I can’t wait for you to be inspired by Marnie’s incredible story!

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Sep 5, 2018

I want to let you in on a little secret: you absolutely can do extraordinary things!

Don't believe me? Think about this: every single person who ever achieved something extraordinary, was just an ordinary person. They were an ordinary person with a passion that drove them to learn, push, work, and persist until they achieved their goal.

Ordinary people ABSOLUTELY can do extraordinary things! That's what we're focusing on this week.

This week, you will meet Vindya Vee. Vindya is an internationally renowned High-Performance Coach who works with the world’s top 1% of talent. Her clients include business owners, executives and managers servicing Fortune 1000 companies and business owners, working across 13 countries. She is known for her unique skills in achieving impossible goals, impactful leadership, identifying unique talent, and deep impactful coaching. Vindya has a strong vision and great passion for supporting remarkable women create extraordinary success and exponential results!

In our conversation, we hit on some of the topics that get me so fired up!

  • How we underestimate ourselves & what we are capable of achieving
  • The impact of other people's words on our own ability to set and achieve goals
  • Imposter syndrome and HOW TO TAME IT!
  • Practical tips for playing bigger (PSSST! There's a big mindset tip in this part of the interview)

If you have a big goal or even the slightest inkling that you might want to strive for more, you absolutely cannot miss this episode with Vindya Vee!

PS - Vindya is giving away 90 minutes of free coaching! Visit Vindya's website to apply!

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Aug 31, 2018

Each of us has been given one and only one life to live. We have a finite amount of time on this planet to live out the precious gift of life that we've been given, and so many of us choose to live a half-life.

We live a half-life when we allow fear to paralyze us and keep us from doing what we truly want to do.

One of my biggest goals with this podcast and this website is to help you live unlicensed. By that, I mean, I don't want anything to hold you back from living the biggest, boldest, most vibrant, fulfilling, aligned life you can possibly live.

Because of that, in today's mini-episode of the podcast, I'm focusing on fear.

Specifically, I'll give you 3 ways to overcome your fears so that you can move past them and experience life in a brand new way.

If you have ever let fear hold you back, you owe it to yourself to listen to today's episode. It can literally change your life.

Also, I'd love to hear from you! If you tried out the techniques in this episode, drop me a note & let me know how it went! 

Go be brave!

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Aug 29, 2018

As I look back on the last 5-10 years of my life, I am amazed at how much my life has changed. These days my life feels so aligned. I feel in control, and I know that I have the power to influence the way that I spend my time. I feel more self confident, present, and centered than I ever have before.

I credit 2 things to helping me get here:

  1. Life design
  2. Personal development

I began to make intentional decisions and subtle changes that shifted the trajectory of my life until it fell in line with my true personality and my goals and values.

I also dove head-first into the personal development literature and began applying what I was learning. 

The change is almost unbelievable. 

This week, you're going to meet a woman who is helping other people experience the type of shift that I have gone through, and she's doing it via a monthly self love subscription box.

Sharon Podobnik is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, executive leadership coach, and professor. She is the founder of Go Love Yourself, a company that offers subscription boxes designed to help people along their personal development journey.

I can't even tell you how inspired I was by my conversation with Sharon. She truly takes an intentional life design approach to her own life, and she is so passionate about helping other people do the same.

I know you are going to get so much value out of this incredible interview. I can't wait for you to meet Sharon Podobnik!

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Aug 22, 2018

When I first met the man who would eventually become my husband, I did something I had never done before....

I was myself. As in, my WHOLE self.

Yup, I let him see me for exactly who I was. I didn't worry about trying to impress him, say the right thing, wait the right number of days before calling, or texting just the right, flirty message. I was just....myself.

And guess what, he dug it! He liked me for ME! And that relationship turned into something better than I could have ever imagined. 

This week on the podcast, we're focusing on the importance of falling in love with yourself, being 100% authentic, and the way it can impact your romantic relationships.

Emyrald Sinclaire is an acclaimed inspirational speaker, love and relationship coach, and author. She helps her clients learn to love themselves first, manifest more joy in their lives, and authentically attract the exact right romantic partner into their lives. 

During our conversation we touched on:

  • The importance of authenticity in attracting the right romantic partner.
  • The fact that your brain is "wired to win," meaning it will help you achieve any goal you set for yourself.
  • Beliefs are not truth. Beliefs are something we manufacture, and we can choose to create new beliefs to create new and better outcomes for yourself.

I can't wait for you to meet Emyrald Sinclaire!

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Aug 15, 2018

For a little while now, I have been working behind the scenes to develop some new content and new areas within, and outside of, the Women Inspired brand and AprilSeifert.com. I'm so excited to share this new work with the world, but I'm also feeling a bit stuck.

It's that old, familiar script: "April, are you sure you're skilled enough to pull something like this off?" "Lots of people try and fail at things like this." "I doubt anyone will even be interested in what you're putting out there."

Bring on the self-limiting beliefs!

While I'm definitely not immune to the same self-limiting beliefs that everyone else experiences, I refuse to be held back by them. I decided to find some support to help me through this process, and wow did the universe deliver!

Just as I was looking for a business coach to help me during this transition phase, the universe sent me Jasna Burza, and I am thrilled to share her with you on this week's episode.

Jasna Burza is a life and business strategist and founder of Minneapolis Mastermind. She grew up in a refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina and as a result, she loves teaching resilience and using challenges to create a better life. Her mission in life is to help people wake up feeling good about themselves and go to bed grateful for what they have. 

First off, you will be absolutely moved by Jasna's back-story and her personal story of adaptation and resiliance. 

Beyond that, Jasna shares so much wisdom with us. We talk about:

  • Resilience and adaptation and how we all can move through difficult periods of our lives.
  • Why we should be grateful....but not satisfied with what we have.
  • The notion of investment periods in our lives and how they can massively pay off in our businesses.
  • The magic of the Minneapolis Mastermind and what happens when women come together to support one another.

It is with so much love and gratitude that I introduce you to Jasna Burza on this week's podcast episode!

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Aug 8, 2018

When was the last time you had to have a difficult conversation with someone?

Maybe you had to deliver negative feedback. Maybe you had to ask someone to change their behavior or respect a boundary you'd set. Whatever it is, very few of us enjoy those conversations or even feel at all comfortable having them. 

This week's guest is here to help us approach difficult conversations with kindness and compassion so that, ultimately, they are more successful. 

Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love.

Amy had some incredible insight and value to share with us. Specifically, we cover:

  • The critical role that authenticity plays as we connect with other people.
  • How to successfully have difficult conversations with other people by approaching them with compassion and kindness.
  • The role that "radical responsibility" plays when we attempt to make other people happy by quieting our own voice.

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Aug 1, 2018

Once in a while, lightning strikes, and the right person waltzes into our lives at exactly the right time, and things are never the same again. This week, you get to meet an incredible woman who was one of those lightning bolts for me.

Gretchen Heinen is someone who doesn't settle for mediocre. She has changed careers three times in pursuit of a life that has worth and value while simultaneously serving in areas her heart is passionate about.

She was a microbiologist, registered nurse and now entrepreneur helping people improve their health and finances. She believes that good financial health is imperative to health in the rest of the areas of life.

She helps run a free Facebook group called Find Your Fit and also is the host of the podcast Net Worth It where she interviews people who have radically changed their life and how they view money to improve their net worth. 

Her episode is one of the meatiest, most value-packed episodes I've ever released. You are not going to want to miss it!

Here are a few highlights:

  • Why and how she walked away from her stable, successful career as a nurse
  • The impact of other people's judgements and opinions on our own success and life vision
  • How to improve your own money mindset to ultimately impact your net worth in astounding ways
  • Extremely practical, quick, & easy tips for improving your health and wealth

I absolutely adore Gretchen for a million reasons and am so grateful she stepped into my life. I'm thrilled to share her with you!

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Jul 25, 2018

Can I be honest for a second? Not a week goes by where I don't find myself questioning my own parenting abilities. Am I doing it right? Is there a better way to handle a difficult situation with my daughter? 

Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but my guest this week is bringing the next best thing. 

Samantha Moe is the founder of Mad 2 Glad, an 8-week parent training program that she developed using her years of training and experience working with kids with sensory disorders.

Samantha and I had an amazing conversation about how we all can parent a bit better, including her 3 biggest parenting tips that we dive into:

  1. Calm your own fire.
  2. Be aware of what adds to the fire.
  3. Make it exciting!

Her episode also includes a valuable conversation about:

  • Asking others for help when you don't have all of the answers.
  • How to move forward when you feel like you "just can't" right now.
  • What it looks like to reinvent yourself after a difficult childhood.

This interview was so valuable to me on so many levels, and I know you're going to love it too.

I can't wait for you to meet Samantha Moe!

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