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Audrey Holst: Perfectionism in Entrepreneurs – TPS478

Audrey Holst guides ambitious high performers and high achievers who are ready to stop micromanaging their lives with perfectionism so they can actually start living. She’s the founder of the Fortitude & Flow® Process which uses mindful and embodied practices to create transformation. Her work goes beyond mindset and addresses perfectionism’s impossible standards at their root cause.


Audrey shares her own experience with perfectionism and how that led to the work she does.
She kept trying to do things right so she could be accepted socially, but never felt as if she got it. It’s an interesting story.
Perfectionists often wait till the last minute to finish something that has a due date.
Once she got on the entrepreneurial path, she saw that entrepreneurship and perfectionism don’t go well together.
Audrey’s mother was a perfectionist. Once she understood the concept of inherited emotions and behaviors, it helped Audrey move forward.
Getting in touch with the body sensations that went along with her perfectionism enhanced Audrey’s self-awareness.
The style of yoga that Audrey studied was more about pushing through discomfort rather than embracing it.
When you notice something, don’t try to intellectualize or change it. Take a deep breath and just notice it and stay with it.
Perfectionism is a coping or survival mechanism.
Perfectionists often isolate because they don’t want anyone to know that they’re not sure how to handle something. So they don’t ask for help.
As you go through the process of letting go of some of your perfectionism, it will improve your relationships with other people in the world around you.
We talk about how being bullied at school contributed to her perfectionism and her willingness to move beyond it.
It takes courage to change your thought patterns and behaviors.
It helps to work with someone else when you’re trying to go through this process so that it doesn’t feel overwhelming and you know that someone has your back.
It takes a long time to reverse the perfectionism habit.
Audrey has developed five archetypes of perfectionism and they are available on her site.

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Ed Coambs: Financial Therapy for Couples & Individuals – TPS477

Ed Coambs is a couples therapist specializing in financial therapy. He loves helping couples go from despair and overwhelm to financial intimacy. It is not always an easy process, but it is one worth taking. He uses the latest in love and brain science to help couples flourish financially.


Ed tells us how he evolved from firefighter and financial advisor to financial therapist.
There’s so much emotion around money and no one tells us how to deal with that. Therapists don’t talk about money and financial planners and advisors don’t talk about emotions.
Part of Ed’s journey was understanding his own psychological issues.
We all have a relationship with money, much of which develops in early childhood.
When couples argue about money, they are often arguing about their emotional needs.
Couples often act out their parents’ relationship with money.
We talk about how childhood experiences affect your relationship with money.
Income disparity between siblings is common.
Ed describes what financial intimacy is really about.
We talk about shame and Ed shares his experience with shame around money and how to overcome it.
Understanding brain chemistry helps us to understand our responses about money.




Be Kind to Yourself for Better Business Results – TPS476

In today’s episode, I talk about techniques for developing peace of mind and how to use your inner resources to maximize your business. These techniques will help you create what you want and let go of some of the tension that you may be feeling because of everything that’s going on in the world right now.


Here are the main topics I discuss in today’s podcast. For more detailed information, read the transcript below the links section.
Spend time in nature. Go for a walk. Walk with someone else, if possible.
Either meditate or sit quietly watching your thoughts for 10 minutes a day. Imagine that you are letting go of everything.
Do stretches every morning.
Train yourself not to rush.
When you start worrying, imagine a positive future.
As you’re getting ready to fall asleep, take 10 deep diaphragmatic breaths. If you have trouble falling asleep, you might want to try using the supplement Theanine.
Pay attention to your sleep habits and get enough sleep.
Get a massage or do self-massage.
Keep track of your income and spending. Manage your cash flow.
Connect to other people.
Share what you’re feeling with someone else. Ask for help if necessary.
Leave space in your calendar.

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The transcript is created via It’s not perfect, but you’ll get the idea.

Today, I’d like to talk about a techniques for developing that peace of mind. And being able to use your inner resources to maximize your business, to be able to create what you want. And to let go of some of the tension, you may be feeling because of everything that’s going on now.


Before I get to the techniques, I’d like to remind you that on September 9, I’m having a, an event, I don’t want to call it a webinar, it’s a little more than that. It’s called the money energy tune up. In it, I’m going to use a energy technique that I’ve learned over the years, to get you in a comfortable space, and to be able to deal with your money from a much more rational place rather than fear. So I hope you’ll think about attending this, it’s on September 9, there will be a replay. And if you go to, you’ll see what it’s all about. I will have a link to the show notes on


So, let’s talk about being kind to yourself, what are some of the things that you can do to remove some of your tension and, and just feel better about yourself and your life? I made a list today of the things that came to my mind, and I wonder what you can think of for yourself. One of the things that comes to mind first is to spend time in nature. There are studies that show that people who see grass, green grass, on a regular basis, are actually in a better shape emotionally than people who don’t. I go out for a walk every day and make sure I see green, and birds. And actually we walk in a park by my house. So I see the other dogs, we being my dog and me and I actually walk with someone, which is a very good idea.


Studies show that when you exercise with someone else, and that means walking, if or anything else that you do with someone that you get more value from the exercise. So spending time in nature, walking in nature, walking with someone else really helps. I know at the end of the day, I meet this person from my neighborhood at five o’clock. And we walk together for part of the way because he lives in a different neighborhood. So we walk part of the way and I walk a total of a mile and a half to two miles a day. And I focus on what I’m doing and how I’m breathing, and and just what’s going on.

Steven Hoffman: Secrets for Startup Success – TPS475

Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is the Captain & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators. Founders Space was ranked the #1 incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines. Hoffman is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books. These include Make Elephants Fly, Surviving a Startup, and The Five Forces.


Steve shares his interesting journey to becoming the CEO of Founders Space.
We talk about the dangers of comparing yourself to others and not following your inner urge to do something.
If you have a big dream, then you make sure that you’re the best in your field. Steve shares his experience in trying to become a Hollywood writer/director.
A lot of entrepreneurs believe they’re better at something than they really are.
As an entrepreneur, how you think of yourself is important.
Anyone who works for themselves will learn that it’s an emotional roller coaster.
Steve talks about how Founders Space helps budding entrepreneurs on many different levels, giving them skills that can move them toward success.
It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to become deeply attached to their business idea and then fail because they aren’t open to change.
Steve explains the screening process his company uses with potential clients.
For new entrepreneurs, when you get an idea, you have to take it into the real world to test your idea. Find out who wants it and why.
We talk about the importance of learning soft skills to go along with business skills.
Your work doesn’t define you unless you let it define you.
Because of the way your brain works, you have much more control over your responses and emotions than you realize that you do.


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Moving Forward During Times of Chaos and Change – TPS474

Because there are so many changes happening around the world, everything is feeling somewhat chaotic. Businesses and individuals have to flow with the changes to maintain or improve. In this episode, I make some suggestions for dealing with the changes and the chaos.


People who are good at change at adaptation will do best in today’s environment.
In certain areas, like real estate, people are doing very well. In other areas not so much.
It appears that individuals are not as willing to invest in things like coaching and consulting because of the brain warning against uncertain outcomes.
Be aware that things are changing and that business may be less robust because of this and not because you’re doing something wrong.
It may be advantageous to you to start looking at different ways to do things that you’ve been doing before.
People are craving connection and you may have to reach out to people, some of whom you’ve lost contact with, to get beyond the feeling of being disconnected.
Feeling connected is a key to doing well in business.
When you can get beyond fear and worry that’s when you can experience conscious synchronicity and what you need will show up.
So many things keep changing and you need to adapt your business to the changes to make sure you’re providing people with what they want and need.
If you’re stuck in worry, it’s difficult to allow creativity to happen.
Whenever you worry, that’s just the story you’re making up.
Meditation can get you in touch with a quiet place inside of you where you can begin to understand what to do next.
We are not meant to do things alone. We need other people.
Reach out to others and ask what their experience has been during these times.
The chaos is creating nervousness for a lot of people.

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David Wood is a former consultant to Fortune 100 companies who has built the world’s largest coaching business. He has coached for thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself,

having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, and experiencing anxiety and depression. He coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career.


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The Feeling of Being Limited – Especially Financially -TPS472

In today’s episode, I explore the idea of feeling limited, which I see as a corollary to feeling oppressed. I relate this to feeling financially limited. There are other emotions that can be part of feeling limited such as powerless.


I recognize that when I don’t have the funds I think I need, I feel limited. People often feel limited financially.
The glass ceiling is a feeling of limitation.
Limitations can be external or internal. I explain.
What are your physical limitations?
When you face physical limitations, you have to decide if you want to push through or not.
The internal limitations can be on the feeling level, such as feeling tight or constrained, which might be expressed as “money is tight”.
What do you perceive is your limitations, and is there some action you can take to work through those limitations and feel more expanded?
Ask, “what would I rather be feeling other than limited?”
If you recognize that you need more people, ask the question, “How can I connect to more people in a meaningful way?”
When you want to connect to more people, it’s often necessary to overlook your differences and to look for the similarities.
For now, I’m hoping that you will take some time to get in touch with the feeling of being limited.
I have found that when you get in touch with the feelings of limitation that come from difficult childhood experiences or abuse, then you can move past those feelings and expand to a different place of consciousness.
If you’re seeking financial freedom, then you have to learn how to feel free.
Are you willing to go through the process of making the internal changes that are necessary to live the life of your dreams?
Making the necessary changes is easier if you work with someone else. In this day and age, trying to do it alone just isn’t a good idea.
Once you set your intention, then what you need will show up. You just have to recognize it when it shows up.
Just focusing on money is not going to get you where you have to go. Focusing on feeling goals will make a big difference.
I talk about the energy tune-ups I do.

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Andrea Austin: An Exploration into Conscious Awareness -TPS 471

Andrea Austin is the Co-founder of My Conscious Wellness and Love Evolution, two organizations that deal with the expansion of conscious awareness through love. They use advanced consciousness-based technologies designed to balance and harmonize the subtle energy fields of the human form so people can easily let go of emotions, mental and physical traumas, and uncomfortable experiences.


Andrea started out as an accountant. She shares how she switched to exploring conscious awareness after having an out-of-body experience.
She learned to trust that whatever came along was in her best interest.
Andrea began seeing the world with her inner eyes more than she had before.
In exploring what makes her happy, Andrea had to deconstruct previous concepts of what life was supposed to be.
There was a transitionary time when she had to understand that what she was seeing was not seen by everyone. She has learned to accept people where they are and not have expectations that are unrealistic.
Andrea hopes to show people that you can live in expanded consciousness and still be grounded in so-called reality.
There is a growing movement of people who are interested in learning how to cross between the two worlds.
Learn how to be an observer from a place of neutrality.
We talk about accepting our differences with other people rather than just searching for sameness.
I ask Andrea how she teaches people to be satisfied with who they are and where they are.
Andrea talks about the technologies that she and her partner use to help people develop expanded awareness.
Going from A to Z doesn’t necessarily mean you’re moving in a straight line.

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The Value of Allowing Life to Happen Through You – TPS470

I recently watched an interview on C-SPAN with Ursula Burns, the first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I was impressed with her ability to allow life to happen through her rather than working hard to make it happen. A great example of synchronicity.


Brought up in a poor neighborhood, Ursula’s mother never let the kids know that they were poor.
I talk about how Ursula let her life happen rather than pushing toward a goal. The fact that she could not have conceived of being a CEO of a large company worked in her favor. I expand on this.
When you get yourself into the place where you allow your life to happen, you’ll get what you need to become who you are becoming.
It’s important to be satisfied with where you are and what you have and believe that what you need will show up but it will probably take longer than you want.
Problems and concerns are part of your journey.
I talk about the oppression that is prevalent in our society and relate something I went through via Microsoft that allowed me to feel controlled and powerless.
If you can recognize the situations when you feel controlled – or oppressed – it will allow you to process those feelings and not hold onto them.
When you hold things in rather than expressing them, it’s hard to let them go. It helps to talk to people about what’s bothering you – without kvetching.
Working through your emotions allows you to move your life comfortably forward.

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Udo Erasmus: Everything You’re Looking For Is Already Inside of You – TPS469

Udo Erasmus is the co-founder of Udo’s Choice line of health products. He designed the machinery for making oils with health in mind and pioneered flax oil, a billion-dollar industry. Pesticide poisoning in 1980 left Udo’s doctors at a loss regarding treatment so he decided to take his health into his own hands.

His research and discoveries led him to a passion for finding the answers to life’s big questions. Udo is an acclaimed speaker and author of many books, including the best-selling Fats That Heal Fats That Kill. He teaches at events hosted by Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra, has given live presentations, interviews, and training in over 30 countries and has impacted more than 25 million lives with his message about health, peace, nature, and human nature. Udo has an extensive education in biochemistry, genetics, biology, and nutrition, psychology.


Because he was born in the 1940s, during the war, the overwhelming uncertainty led him to be very curious. He explains.
What you are deep down looking for is already inside of you.
Udo gives suggestions for how to get in touch with the place within your heart that knows what’s right for you.
Being is more important than doing.
Your real purpose is found internally.
When the heart aches, people often turn to distractions. By focusing on success on the outside, we are trying to fix the hurt that is on the inside.
If you feel restless, you don’t have to do something, you need to sit still.
Your emotional state determines how you see and relate to the world. Peace has always been there, but if you’re not looking for it, you won’t recognize that it’s there.
When you’re in a place of peace and taking care of your inner needs, it’s easier to build a business.
When you feel cared for, you can flow with life.

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