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Your Permission Slip to Start Streaking

Your Permission Slip to Start Streaking

January 13, 2021

Do you ever find yourself falling short of the hopes and goals that you set for yourself? In today's episode, I chat with Jami and Jeffery Downs, co-authors of Streaking: The Simple Practice of Conscious, Consistent Actions that Create Life-Changing Results. 

We talk about the practice of "streaking" (which contrary to common belief is not just running about naked). By implementing this methodology into your life, you can help move through self-doubt, complacency, and into a place of achievement and confidence. 

We discuss: 

  • Where the idea for their book and philosophy came from 
  • What you can streak and how to decide what to streak 
  • What the three golden rules are for streaking
  • Why streaking isn't just another way to start a habit or reach a goal

Jeffery J. Downs is a consultant to individuals and executive teams, translating strategy into record-breaking, consistent revenue growth. He has been a FranklinCovey consultant for 10 years. Prior to that he was a founder and chief revenue officer at Best Practice Systems, Inc., a SaaS eBill business which was named one of the fastest 500 growing companies in America.

Jami Downs is a mother, leader, teacher, and passionate volunteer. Her love of teenagers and desire to empower girls with confidence has inspired her organization of many retreats, conferences, workshops, and community service opportunities. She has a B.A. in advertising and a love of graphic and interior design.

Connect with Jami and Jeffery: 

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Streaking App on Apple


What to do When Someone Squelches Your Dream

What to do When Someone Squelches Your Dream

January 6, 2021

In She Built This, we encourage you to not be scared of your big ideas and to chase your dreams, no matter how BIG they are! But... what do you do when someone decides to take your idea and tear it down in one way or another? What if someone calls your baby ugly!? 

In this episode, I talk about: 

- Why it's important to choose your inner circle wisely when it comes to sharing your ideas

- How you can take feedback as an opportunity to make your idea even better

- How to prepare your listener to understand your needs and goals PRIOR to sharing their feedback with you 

- How you can use someone's doubting to create a list of why YOU CAN and SHOULD be building what you're building

- What I learned about what actually being vulnerable feels like 

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Behind-the-Scenes on Shark Tank with Dahlia Rizk

Behind-the-Scenes on Shark Tank with Dahlia Rizk

December 27, 2020

Join me in a special Sunday edition of the She Built This podcast, a lighthearted and positive interview with Dahlia Rizk of Buckle Me Baby Coats. This will be my last episode of 2020 and I so appreciate each and every one of you who have supported me and listened this past year! 


In this episode: 

Dahlia shares her WHY as well as all about her experience with the Sharks! The entire She Built This community was rooting her on and so of course, we thought it fitting to bring her on and tell us about it! 

Here are the answers to YOUR audience questions. 


Dahlia Rizk is a mom of three who wanted her kids to be safely buckled in the car seat in the wintertime but was too tired to wrestle her kid's winter coats off in the car seat One. More. Time. Frustrated with the struggle and refusing to choose between her children's warmth and their safety she invented a coat that can go on at home and stay on safely in the car seat. She lives with her three kids in snowy New Hampshire along with her two cats and a dog. By trade, she is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who treats PTSD in her private practice and in her spare time she helps parents and caregivers with fast and easy car seat coats. Visit Dahlia's website HERE. 

The Profitable Business Author: A Conversation with Julie Anne Eason

The Profitable Business Author: A Conversation with Julie Anne Eason

December 23, 2020

Is writing a book on your list of goals for the New Year or in the near future?

Mine too! 

Join me in a conversation with Julie Anne Eason of Thanet House Books as she shares: 

  • Why writing a book is one of the best investments a person can make in their business
  • Where to start when you have a million ideas
  • How a super-busy business owner can find TIME to write a book
  • Her number one piece of advice when it comes to writing a book
  • How to use brain chemistry to get people addicted to your message, products, or services 
  • And More! 

Julie Anne Eason has written dozens of books for prominent leaders in a wide variety of industries. She is also the author of The Profitable Business Author: How to Write a Book That Attracts Clients and Customers which lays out a proven system for writing, publishing, and marketing a lead-generating book for your business. 

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That’s Gonna Leave a Mark!

That’s Gonna Leave a Mark!

December 16, 2020

Remember back at the beginning of 2020, when I told you my story about falling out an aerial yoga hammock? In today's episode, I am sharing how this year has been a little, well, like that. 

I share some of my takeaways as we approach the finish line of this year, as well as how I think we can turn the beat around as we come face-to-face with some of the scars that may have reshaped us this year. 

What went well for YOU in 2020? What are you focusing on in the coming year? 

Link to past episode if you missed the original story

Link to She Built This membership and website

Link to "How to Network Your Socks Off, Even During a Pandemic"

Keeping Social Simple with Stacey Nachajski

Keeping Social Simple with Stacey Nachajski

December 9, 2020

Today, we are playing Myth-Busters in my conversation with Stacey Nachajski of Embrace Social U!

Join us in a conversation where we break down the four myths of social media and tell you why: 

  • You do not need to have a gazillion plus followers
  • You do not need to be in all the places
  • You do not need to be PERFECT
  • And... how it can be simple! 

Episode Links:

She Built This Flip the Script Virtual Event

Stacey's 7 Tools for Social Media Success 

Stacey's Upcoming Event: 5 Steps to Simple - Your Social Media Roadmap

Connect with Stacey on Instagram, Facebook, and on her website! 


“Be Selfless” with December 2019 NaughtyGood Bites Woman of the Month: Emily Aborn

“Be Selfless” with December 2019 NaughtyGood Bites Woman of the Month: Emily Aborn

December 2, 2020

Last year, I was nominated as the December NaughtyGood Bite Woman of the month for the theme, "Be Selfless". So, today, I bring on the NaughtyGood Bite Commander in Chief, herself, Lindsay Taylor for a discussion on what being selfless means, and maybe how that definition has changed a tad since last year!

We talk about all the things including: 

  • Big lessons and surprises about 2020
  • Our WHY's 
  • What's next for the NGB and SBT collaboration and who's story is coming up next
  • The She Built This Woman of the Year 2020 competition and the top five finalists 
  • How you can VOTE for the She Built This Woman of the Year 
  • How the heck Lindsay manages to do it all and...
  • Of course, which NaughtyGood Bites flavors we are! 

This episode is a whole lot of fun! 

Flipping the Sales Script with Charlene “Ignites” DeCesare

Flipping the Sales Script with Charlene “Ignites” DeCesare

November 25, 2020

We've all likely been on the receiving end of those icky sales emails, ice cold LinkedIn messages, and mass Facebook Messenger sends. Today, we talk with Charlene DeCesare, of sales advisory firm, Firewalk Sales, about how to flip the script when it comes to your sales emails and language in general. 

Today's episode highlights: 

Charlene can be found online at: 






And of course... TikTok which I still have no idea how to use ;) 

“Be Thankful” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Sheila Holmes

“Be Thankful” with NaughtyGood Woman of the Month: Sheila Holmes

November 18, 2020

Join your host, Emily Aborn, in a collaboration with Lindsay Taylor of NaughtyGood Bites as we bring you the NaughtyGood face of November, Sheila Holmes. Sheila was chosen as the nominee for showing up and being her thankful, grateful, joyful self for the theme "Be Thankful". Sheila was nominated by Heather Heigis. 

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. 

Today we introduce you to Sheila, owner of Halos Hair Salon and Meraki Therapeutic Massage

Sheila has been the successful owner of Halos since 1995, cutting and styling hair—making her clients feel confident and beautiful when they walk out her door. Sheila’s experience as a stylist and her genuine and giving spirit, continually turned first-time clients into long-time and loyal patrons.

In 2001, Shelia began exhibiting symptoms of Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for quite some time before finally landing on a viable treatment.

In 2018, Sheila began having problems with her vision, ultimately being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that impaired her vision enough she could no longer drive and made daily tasks that much more difficult... including cutting hair.

This did not stop Sheila. Due to her impaired vision, she was forced to give up her love of cutting hair, but not her love of helping people feel their best. Sheila went back to school and brought massage therapy to her salon—where she can now rely on touch, and not sight—to bring beauty to her clients.

When asked what “be thankful” means to her, Sheila responded: “I am thankful for what I have learned about the human spirit and the strength, weakness and survival of my own. I am thankful for the ability to now FEEL a person's intentions—their compassion, understanding and judgments in any given situation. This is a gift. I am visually unable to see a smile, but I can sense it. I am literally forced to trust my instincts and feelings. I am now able to FEEL the kind-hearted humans that I am so blessed to have all around me.”

Sheila has made a career and life out of making people feel confident and beautiful. Her challenges have not defined her... they have inspired her and made her an example to us all—wake up every day and be thankful for what you do have... life is plentiful!

Cross This Off Your To-Do List

Cross This Off Your To-Do List

November 11, 2020

Here is your permission slip to rest, stop forcing, and give yourself a much-needed break... even before you get tired! 

In this super duper short episode, I share about my new M.O. in how I am approaching rest and taking TIME. And how sometimes, it's OK to cross things right off that list when they do not need to be there in the first place. 

I also share my top-secret wish-making formula, which thus far has not let me down!

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