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Where You’ve Been, Where You Are, and Where You’re Going

Where You’ve Been, Where You Are, and Where You’re Going

October 21, 2020

I missed you! I took a week off from the podcast to do some reflection, future planning, and mapping, and I was raring to go to record another episode. 

In today's episode, I share: 

  • The power of a single dollar 
  • Three activities for you to do right now as you prepare for the rest of the year and begin to think of the coming year. By looking at your accomplishments, taking stock of past clients and experiences, current clients, and asking the right questions, you will have a roadmap to use for whatever it is that you want to build in the coming year! 
  • What is coming up on the podcast for the rest of the year.

Links Mentioned in the Episode: 

Please help me by donating to my Best Buddies NH campaign and help me and my Mission Partner, Kristen, to be Champion of the Year 2020 HERE. Every dollar counts! 

I am still searching for Corona Confessions, feel free to submit them to me here: emily@emilyaborn.com

Contact me for a messaging and content strategy session or join me in the Peer Groups and get involved! www.emilyaborn.com 

“Be Courageous” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Tina Howard

“Be Courageous” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Tina Howard

October 7, 2020

Join your host, Emily Aborn, in a collaboration with Lindsay Taylor of NaughtyGood Bites as we bring you the NaughtyGood face of October, Tina Howard. Tina was chosen as the nominee for showing up and being her bold and passionate self for the theme "Be Courageous". Tina was nominated by her daughter, Juliana Howard.

Each month, NaughtyGood Bites chooses a woman that was nominated by another in conjunction with a monthly theme. To nominate the NaughtyGood woman in your life, visit their website here. 

Tina Howard has been married to her husband Jason for 30 years. They have four children and two grandchildren. Together, they own Ross Furniture Company Inc. and Pete's Bargain Basement, both in Dover, N.H. She is the Bookkeeper for our businesses where two out of her three sons work and help to manage the business. They live in Strafford, NH and are weeks away from closing on a home with 88-acres in Berwick, Maine where they are starting a family compound with our son and his family. Email Tina HERE

How to Get to Know Just About Anyone Better (alt. Title: Women Just Wanna Have Fun!)

How to Get to Know Just About Anyone Better (alt. Title: Women Just Wanna Have Fun!)

September 30, 2020

In this episode, Crystal Farley makes a return and joins me in a lively discussion. We kick back and go through some questions in the Proust Questionnaire.

These questions can be used for: 

    • Your next icebreaker question
    • A fun date night activity 
    • Small group discussion
    • A journal prompt or writing prompt 
    • Fodder for social media engagement 
    • Getting to know friends, family, your spouse, or just about anyone... better! 

We also announce our Stories That Connect night, coming up October 14th from 6:30-8:00pm EST at which we will hear and learn more about our five storytellers as they share their stories of TRUTH and POWER. 

 

Crystal Farley's website and About Her

Past She Built This podcast episodes with Crystal: 

Let's Talk About Stress Baby (first aired 8.14.19) 

Look Who's Back: A Virtual Visit with Crystal Farley (first aired 4.29.20)

The Four Agreements: In Life and Business!

The Four Agreements: In Life and Business!

September 23, 2020

Have you read Don Miguel Ruiz' book The Four Agreements

It is a short read that talks about four important principles or "agreements" if you will about how to make our lives better by reducing self-limiting beliefs and thought patterns. 

The Four Agreements Are: 

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word

2. Don't Take Anything Personally 

3. Don't Make Assumptions 

4. Always Do Your Best

Here is my spin on how to apply them to your business, as well as how to ask yourself some of the deeper questions to improve your words and actions for a better life! 

Here are the follow-up questions for you to journal on/work on after listening to the episode: 

Be Impeccable With Your Word

Are you aware of the power of your word? What are some of the ways you’ve experienced the power of the word in your life?

Don’t Take Anything Personally

What are some of the ways you have taken things personally? Do you believe the opinions of others are more important than your own? Do you take it personally if someone disagrees with you?

Don’t Make Assumptions

Provide some examples of why making assumptions can cause so much suffering. Do you assume worst-case scenarios?

Always Do Your Best

What are some examples of how practicing this agreement would transform your life? Do you tend to push yourself too hard? Do you know when you’ve done your best?

Do you find it easy or difficult to practice these agreements? Has practicing one or more of the Four Agreements changed your life?

 

Networking Through Meaningful Connection (alt.title: Networking Your Socks Off During a Pandemic!)

Networking Through Meaningful Connection (alt.title: Networking Your Socks Off During a Pandemic!)

September 16, 2020

Join me in this episode where we get into some of the ins and outs of networking virtually!

I dive into this in three short sections: 

  • The ever-elusive "Elevator Pitch"
  • Places to network, even during a pandemic
  • Zoom Pet Peeves: ie. Me reading Facebook comments from listeners and of course some actual takeaways. 

I share about the following networking resources: 

“Why Me?” An Inspiring Conversation with Sarra Dennehy of Best Buddies NH

“Why Me?” An Inspiring Conversation with Sarra Dennehy of Best Buddies NH

September 9, 2020

Join me in an inspiring conversation with Sarra Dennehy, State Director in New Hampshire for Best Buddies. We talk about Sarra's son Liam and the difference he has made in her life, her work in bringing Best Buddies to New Hampshire as well as how you can get involved and participate in some of the programs being offered at Best Buddies as they work towards providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

 

Links: 

Link to my Best Buddies 2020 Champion Page

Tickets to the 2020 November Gala 

Learn more about Best Buddies NH

 

About Sarra: 

Sarra started her career in Washington, DC as a legislative Aid for Congressman Brian Bilbray and then moved to the NRCC raising money for Congressional Candidates in the House of Representatives. In 2001, shortly after 9/11, she gave birth to her first child, Liam, who was born with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome.) Her family relocated to New Hampshire where she has been since 2002 and added two beautiful children to the mix.  She now uses her fundraising skills as the State Director in New Hampshire for Best Buddies – a worldwide non-profit dedicated to ending the physical and social isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Be Imperfect” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Lanta Totten

“Be Imperfect” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Lanta Totten

September 2, 2020

Join your host, Emily Aborn, in a collaboration with Lindsay Taylor of NaughtyGood Bites as we bring you the NaughtyGood face of September, Lanta Totten. Lanta was chosen as the nominee for showing up and being her perfectly imperfect self for the theme "Be Imperfect". Lanta was nominated by Andrea Hunt Watson.

 

Each month, NaughtyGood Bites chooses a woman that was nominated by another in conjunction with a monthly theme. To nominate the NaughtyGood woman in your life, visit their website here. 

 

Lanta is the owner of Nourish Body Mind Soul Yoga and shares the importance of yoga in her life and how it set her on a road to self-discovery after her son's bone marrow transplant. Lanta has been married to her husband for almost 20 years. They have three sons and live on a 200-year-old hobby farm in Strafford, NH. 

 

Link to Adam Grant's "How to Pick a Collaborator" Venn Diagram (as referenced in the episode). 

Your Business Needs Your Body! A Conversation with Falguni Vashi

Your Business Needs Your Body! A Conversation with Falguni Vashi

August 26, 2020

In this episode, we talk about something all of our businesses (and other aspects of our lives) need to thrive and that is... OUR BODIES! 

Join me and my guest, Falguni Vashi of PelviCure in Nashua, NH as we talk about boundaries, self-care, drinking water, nutrition, and of course, yes... poop (#gottagothere) and how focusing on our self-care relates to a healthier, happier life and business. 

I also announce our She Built This Body Fall Reset Challenge for which the doors are now OPEN! The Challenge starts October 1st and Early Birds get the worm with special goodies and bonuses! Link to learn more.

Falguni Vashi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner, and Women's Health Coach. She specializes in pelvic health. She has her own practice in Nashua, called PelviCure Physical Therapy. She helps patients with pelvic health conditions to alleviate pelvic pain, and improve bowel, bladder and sexual health. Falguni has extensive training in treating urinary, bowel and sexual health patients. She is also trained to treat transgender patients. Some of the common conditions that she sees in her practice include: chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, constipation, pain with intercourse, pregnancy, and postpartum issues. She believes in treating the person as a whole and adopts the biopsychosocial model when working with her clients. 

 
Four Steps Through a Funk

Four Steps Through a Funk

August 19, 2020

This past week, I went on "vacation". Which lasted all of 5 hours and 45 minutes before the shit hit the proverbial fan. 

Through the experience, I gained some new insights into my own life, my business, and a bit of a method I will be using to get through future emotional, professional, and otherwise all-around "funks". 

Please note: I swear a few times in this episode because #ican so it may not be suitable to listen to with small or sensitive ears. 

Links to topics discussed in episode: 

Gateless Writing Salons with Becky Karush - Make My Day and Join Me at One! 

Marisa Imon's Meditation Podcast

Marisa Imon's Meditation Music Bundle - Use Code EMILY to save $50!

The Most Productive Episode Ever! A Conversation with Megan Sumrell

The Most Productive Episode Ever! A Conversation with Megan Sumrell

August 12, 2020

Join me in this awesome and eye-opening conversation with Megan Sumrell, Time Management and Productivity Coach. We answer a full docket of listener questions on anything from time management to the systems that help you get a better grasp on it. 

We talk about:

  • The importance of doing a Time Audit
  • The truth behind procrastination
  • Whether or not it's multi-tasking or context switching and why it matters 
  • How to use tools and apps to maximize your productivity
  • How turning off notifications might save the day
  • And so much more! 

Link to Megan's TOP Bootcamp (starts August 17th)*

Connect with Megan:

Website:  www.megansumrell.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megansumrellfan/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megansumrell/

FREE Time Management Cheat Sheet:  https://theworklifeharmony.com/

 

Megan's Bio: 

A former corporate techie turned entrepreneur, Megan is a business owner, mom, and wife. She knows exactly how hard it is to juggle #allthethings while still maintaining your own sense of self and purpose. Megan is a Time Management and Productivity Coach and teaches specific strategies to help others get on top of their time, their calendar, and their goals while getting rid of stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion.

She is the creator of the TOP Program, a program that teaches her proprietary system and processes regarding time management, organization and productivity for female entrepreneurs. 

*This is an affiliate link, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. I am sharing this resource because it is helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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