From Failure to Becoming a Leader of Success with Kerwin Rae

Kerwin Rae is a businessman, entrepreneur, investor and international speaker. As one of the Australia’s leading business strategists helping business owners succeed for over a decade, he has consulted in 11 countries and over 154 different industries and taught over 100,000 people the world over through his seminars and workshops. To date making his clients well in excess of Hundreds of Millions Dollars.

As a student who nearly failed out of school, Kerwin had formed a belief as a child that he was in his words “stupid” And his poor grades validated that to him.

With SIX near death experiences which including a near fatal stroke and another serious accident that Dr’s said would leave him physically disabled Kerwin Rae was NOT set up for success.

He is a true example of fear transcending it into peace , and purpose.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to overcome adversity
  • How to not allow past circumstances dictate your life
  • Empowerment tools to create your best life

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Persistence In The Face of Failure with Lori Harder

Lori Harder was an overweight kid in an overweight family. “Bad genetics,” was what she believed she had. She was  teased in elementary school about her weight and her religion which led her into anxiety and panic attacks.

After picking up a fitness magazine one day, her whole world shifted. She wanted  like these women. They looked strong, confident and powerful.

Lori recalls begging her mom to buy her more fitness magazines and as she devoured these she shifted her focus to fitness. Not only did her body improve, but she started to feel strong and in  control and a new creative confident Lori started to emerge. A fire was lit that got her thinking about new possibilities for her life.

Now, as a successful author and entrepreneur running two seven figure business, Lori truly knows how to create her own happy and it is her mission to share this with you.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use visualization to create a new reality
  • Using your past pain to be your driver
  • Tricks to overcome panic attacks
  • The key to persistence in the face of failure

Make sure to visit Lori’s websitefor more information.

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You can manifest the life of your dreams, and Sarah Centrella is the master of this. 

Sarah was married to her High School sweetheart and together for nearly 16 years. As a stay home mom With 3 kids she was content.

After watching a tv episode about husbands that cheat, A quick moment of woman’s intuition found her looking   at her husbands cell phone. That peek, altered the course of her life forever.

Her husband was having an affair. He moved out that night leaving her and her three children behind. Broken and Scared

Survival was Sarah’s first instinct.

On welfare and foodstamps she asked herself “now what?”

She sold everything she owned, begged and pleaded for someone to lease her and her kids a tiny 2 bedroom apartment and decided that she would NOT allow any negative thoughts in. She decided that it was HER CHOICE what the next chapter of her life would bring and she shut up any voice within that told her otherwise.

She shifted her focus to what is POSSIBLE and it was liberating.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to manifest the life of your dreams
  • What’s a vision board and how to utilize them starting now
  • Why your toughest days are your greatest blessings
  • How to Hustle, Believe, Receive

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A Broken Body is Not a Broken Person with Janine Shepherd

“When you are at rock bottom it doesn’t show you who you ARE it shows you who you are NOT”

Janine Shepherd was an elite athlete known as “Janine the Machine.” It was on a bike ride with her teammates while Training for the olympics that tragedy struck….she was hit by a truck head on.

Janine woke up 10 days later in the ICU with her neck and back broken in multiple places, collapsed bones and ribs and paralyzed from the waist down. She spent 6 months in the spinal ward trying to wrap her mind around what had happened to her. Her body – that body that had defined her – was no longer Janine the Machine.

With all consuming pain, no movement from the waist down, a catheter bottle that would become part of her, Janine recalls feeling like she was in another world -like she was in a life that was meant for someone else – not her.


In this episode, you will learn:

  • The mindset needed to overcome ANYTHING
  • How your physical doesn’t define who you are
  • When your life becomes ‘derailed’ how do you create your next purpose

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I have two amazing guests on the podcast today! My friends Danny Morel and Kelsey Humphries share their incredible story of creating everything from nothing with us!

Expanding Your Vision to Achieve Success with Danny Morel

Danny is a real estate sales coach and Founder of Intero Real Estate Services Rancho Cucamonga, Downey and La Quinta Southern California. With an impressive background in the real estate industry, Danny Morel brings over 15 years to the real estate business as a coach, mentor, investor and broker. Danny’s interest in the real estate industry began with the simple dream of buying his mother a house. From there, he learned about the industry, began selling homes and this led to obtaining coaches to further his career. As an agent, Danny successfully sold 150 homes in a year while only working 4.5 days a week, and by 27 earned 1.5 million in commissions during the course of one calendar year.  From that passion grew his coaching company where Danny had the pleasure of leading almost 500 agents to success in their careers through multi-day seminars that impacted thousands of lives. In 2013 Danny was named to the HispanicBusiness.com top 50 Most Influential list. Learn more about Danny at Dannymorel.com

As a young boy, Danny Morrell bounced from one small apartment to another as his single mom struggled to pay rent. It was a TV show,  Beverly Hills 90210 that exposed him to the idea of “what is possible”

Years later, Danny is a mega success. His energy and drive is nothing short of magnetic!

On this episode, you will learn:

  • A trick for stopping worry dead in its track
  • How to shift your messed up belief systems
  • How you can grow a following with your vision
  • Why anything great has nothing to do with the how or the process

Not Knowing When to Quit with Kelsey Humphries

Kelsey Humphreys is a  MASTER at enrolling others in her vision!

As a bestselling author and international keynote motivational comedian, actor, singer she has spent over 4,000 hours studying success habits and interviewing moguls & celebrities, landing guests like Rachael Ray, Barbara Corcoran, Tony Robbins, Larry King, Dave Ramsey and more

Her work has been published for publications like Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, the Huffington post and others, with a total distribution of more than 140 million.

Kelsey achieved all of the above without an agent, manager, publicist or sanity.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should fake it until you make it
  • Pushing through when the competition quits
  • Why Kelsey follows the mantra of Ready, Fire, Aim
  • How you can battle self doubt daily

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This post is sponsored by Basis.

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday! I hope you’re having a lovely morning and I’m so happy you enjoyed yesterday’s podcast episode! I had a blast talking with Dawn and learned so much from her during our chat. If there’s anyone you’d like to hear in upcoming episodes, please let me know. (I have one coming up with an expert in HIIT training and science, an RD speaking about prenatal nutrition, and a psychologist on the way.)

Sooooooo. There’s a lot going on. The past few weeks have been extra crazy and something about last week’s full moon really set everyone off. The girls and I were all kind of grouchy, we slept terribly, and P and I were both very emotional. Last Wednesday while the girls were at school, I started crying and was weeping until it was time to pick them up. While I was at home, I had some tea and crawled into bed for a bit, and when I got up and checked my email, already feeling much better, there was an email from Basis asking me if I’d like to try their new mental health services. Talk about perfect timing, right?

Basis

Here’s a little bit about Basis, which is a totally new company:

– You pay $35 to speak with a trained specialist when you’re going through a tough moment or situation. The specialist uses science-backed approaches to help guide you to solving the problem and the 45-minute phone call or video chat will leave you with actionable steps and perspective.

– You can schedule the chats to fit with your schedule and do not have to buy a package or monthly subscription. You can literally “drop in” for $35 for each session, which to me is considered a steal for a talk sesh + help determining a plan.

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When you sign up, you can briefly describe what you’re going through and request a female or male provider. You can also pick a topic where you’d like to focus and I picked parenting.

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I scheduled a call with Meagan and was really looking forward to chatting with her about the stuff that’s been going on, mostly regarding our sleep issues.

You guys. I was SO DANG SMUG when both girls slept through the night from when they were babies until they were 2ish. I read The Baby Whisperer, followed her steps, and BOOM. Perfect sleepers for the most part. Then when they each turned two and figured out they could get out of their crib (or bed), that’s when things got rough. I’ve done so much research, we’ve tried so many different things, and I can’t get them to stay in their beds for a consistent amount of time. (Usually if they do it, it’s a fluke. Or we just stayed up way past their bedtime dancing at the Greek Festival.) This is a huge reason why I love traveling and hotels so much. They sleep through the night because we’re all in the same room!

They come in at different times, flinging the door open, maybe crying, and crawl into bed with me. When Liv comes in, she sprints down the hallway, barges through the door, and basically takes me from dead asleep to fearful for my life within 10 seconds. I have a really hard time winding back down after they come in, so in the mornings, I’m dragging. [Worth noting that it doesn’t bother me that they come in, but it bothers me that they wake me up. I put them to sleep in their beds so that they’ll hopefully learn the stay there, and they can come into my bed if they’re scared or whatever in the night, but don’t wake me up.]

Sleep mask

(Even my beloved sleep mask can’t save me from this.)

Everything I’ve seen online recommends traumatizing them somehow. Ok, I could lock the door. And I’d have two screaming, inconsolable children in the hallway and I’d never go back to sleep. I know that Liv also has anxiety, which is something that affects me, and I don’t think that it would be a smart idea to lock her out of our room.

I was really interested to talk to the Basis specialist to see what she had to say.

So, this session was very unlike therapy. She didn’t ask, “How does it make you feel?” or tell me exactly what to do. Instead, she guided me to resources online and helped me think of some ideas to change the situation. For example, we came up with the game to tiptoe like a mouse into my room. We practiced it last night (with a contest to see who could be the quietest mouse) and the girls were both so sneaky and quiet in the middle of the night. We also tried to think of some ideas to motivate them to stay in bed, the way they feel motivated to behave in church or get ready for school on time. They just know and do it.

The session was the most helpful because I could just freely talk to someone. Sometimes I use my mom or my friend Betsy as a sounding board for whatever’s going on, and I don’t always want to be a Debbie Downer, ya know? It’s nice to have a neutral outside party that will chat with you about challenging situations.

It’s also worth noting that I checked out some similar services online and many of them had a therapist checking in on me multiple times a day. It already takes me 5 business days to respond to texts so I’m sure that would just add to my stress haha. Many of them also required monthly subscriptions.

If you’re interested in trying out Basis for yourself, especially as things get stressful or busy, here’s my referral link to give it a whirl. It will give you $20 off!

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya soon.

xo

Gina

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I've written so many lentil soup recipes for this site (and for my books), that I remember telling myself to take a break for a while. So, although I haven't published one in a while, I rarely go more than a week without making some sort of lentil soup goodness. Trying other lentil soups I come across is also a great way to expand my line-up, and brothy, creamy, chunky, pureed, spiced, and straight versions are all are fair game as far as I'm concerned. Here's a list of some tried-and-true favorites, and some great takes I've come across from out and about.

1. Coconut Yellow Split Pea Soup(QUITOKEETO)
Not technically lentil soup, but close enough. A ginger and curry-spiked yellow split pea stunner. Leftovers freeze well, and this makes an A+ lunch. Get the recipe here

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

2. Coconut Red Lentil Soup(101 Cookbooks)
One of the top ten best soups of my life. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

3. Crockpot Detox Lentil Soup(Pinch of Yum)
For the crockpot enthusiasts out there. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

4. Persian New Year Noodle Soup(101 Cookbooks)

This is my favorite soup (yes, ever) and it has lentils in it, so I'm including it here. At its core we're talking about a bean and noodle soup featuring thin egg noodles swimming in a fragrant broth spiced with turmeric, cumin, chiles, and black pepper. You use a medley of lentils, chickpeas, and borlotti beans, making the soup hearty and filling without being heavy. You add spinach, dill, and cilantro. You add lime juice for a bit of sour at the end. And then you've got a number of toppings to add when you serve the soup – chopped walnuts, caramelized onions, and sour cream. From deep in the 101 archives. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

5. Smoky Sweet Potato Lentil Tortilla Soup(The Bojon Gourmet)
Lentil soup meets tortilla soup in brothy sweet potato-studded bowls of chipotle warmed goodness. More details here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

6. Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter(101 Cookbooks)
Green lentils (or split peas), topped with a curried brown butter drizzle, and pan-fried paneer cubes. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

7. Indian Lentil Soup / Dal Shorva(The Woks of Life)
When you're ready to really raid your spice cupboard, this is the recipe. This is a recipe to turn to if you find yourself coming down with a cold anytime soon. Get the full recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

8. Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup(101 Cookbooks)
This is what I make when I need a bit of a reset. Make a big pot, and then eat throughout the week. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

9. Yellow Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup(Will Frolic for Food)
This Chitra Agrawal recipe caught my attention because it cleverly incorporates coconut, but not coconut milk. So, the broth stays hearty but not creamy – hits the spot when you want something filling but not overly decadent. Get the recipe here.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

Bonus! Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable with Split Red Lentils(A Beautiful Plate)
Adding this at the last minute. Another slow cooker option. This one with a minestrone angle.
Get the recipe here.

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Leaving It All Behind For More with Allison Maslan

Allison Maslan was a young mom, she was at the height of a self made advertising career. Making lots of money and living large she was fully living “the dream”. Working with huge brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Merrill Lynch, and more.

Although she appeared uber successful and was admired for thriving at such a young age, she was continually stressed, working around the clock and  not living in her purpose and was anything BUT happy.

That stress and that hustle brought on a terrible freak car accident while she was in route to pick up her daughter from daycare.

Taking a forced time to recover, heal and think, she decided to walk away from that which no longer served her.

Allison walked away from a successful business, a marriage and all funds and into a new identity: As a broke, single mom. All Allison left with was a desire for more.

Grab her free offer at: www.allisonmaslan.com/natalie

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why money does not equal happiness
  • How to manifest who you truly are
  • Why you should say ‘yes’ and figure out the rest later
  • And Allison’s secret to success that everyone can do

Stepping In Front of the Camera with Tiffany Lee Bymaster

Tiffany Lee Bymaster Originated as a camera shy makeup artists  BEHIND the camera, Tiffany Lee aka Coach Glitter was great at her job but wanted more. On set for countless hours, she would listen and keenly observe all of the information she was learning from her powerful clients.

As she watched and learned she started to ask herself one simple question that changed the course of her life…

“Why not me?”

That question and hunger for more sparked a fire inside that lead her to a mega successful brand where the once camera shy coach is now a leading Camera Confidence Coaching program.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How to overcome anxiety by “going for things anyway”
  • Why you should always add more value than is asked of you
  • Why you should choose to lead with service and worry about the financials later
  • How to utilize mentors, coaches, and masterminds to build your dream

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Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you want to be. I thought I'd highlight the sea-salt roasted baked potato technique I've been using exclusively for years. It's so simple, works every time – you'll know how to bake potatoes like a pro in no time. The general guide-lines? Place potatoes straight on the rack, no foil, and don't under-bake – you can see read below for the details. Building on that foundation, I'll share some topping ideas I'm excited about. As far as the ideas go, I'm going to focus on veg-friendly, healthful, and a bit unexpected. Enjoy! -h

1. Sea-Salt Baked Potatoes(101 Cookbooks)
I posted this recipe nearly seven years ago, and have used this technique to bake potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes. I'm not a fan of the foil method (unless camping?), and this works brilliantly. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

2. Baked Sweet Potato with Hummus & Kale(Donna Hay)
Donna Hay's signature brilliance in one concise, achievable weeknight recipe. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

3. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato with Hibiscus Tea Yogurt and Turmeric Granola(Vegetarian Heartland)
Breakfast aspirations right here. And, even if you skip the potato….turmeric granola! 😉 Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

4. Loaded Garlic Kale Baked Potatoes(The Full Helping)
Love this vegan garlic and kale combination. You can also make a version of this recipe trading out the kale for broccoli (quick blanch it first & dry well). Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

5. Stuffed & Sauced Baked Sweet Potatoes(The First Mess / Minimalist Baker)
A beautiful Dana Shultz recipe captured by Laura Wright on The First Mess. Each sweet potato is topped with ginger-coriander chickpeas, a ginger-tahini sauce, and plenty of green onions and cilantro greening things out. Yes, please. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

6. Dal Stuffed Sweet Potato(Green Kitchen Stories)
I love this recipe – tons of spices, lentils, crunch from some pumpkin seeds, and a jolt of green spinach. Perfect all-in-one meal. More details here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

7. Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce(80Twenty)
Baked purple sweet potatoes with a super simple peanut sauce, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro. Love this idea. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

8. Chili Baked Potato(Naturally Ella)
A brilliant take on chili slathered baked potatoes. She uses this bulgur chili to top the potatoes. Get the full recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

9. Baked Sweet Potato with Chickpeas and Broccoli Pesto(Jar of Lemons)
Another smart chickpea and sweet potato combination, this time with a quick broccoli pesto. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

10. Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spinach and Feta(Purple Avocado)
Short ingredient list, big impact. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings
Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

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I am SO incredibly excited for today! Today is the official release of my podcast Leveling Up – Creating EVERYTHING from Nothing! I’ve spent the past couple months interviewing some incredible individuals who really opened up and broke down how they were able to create the life of their dreams, even when life seemed hopeless.

Today, I wanted to give you four incredible episodes because I loved them so much I couldn’t wait any longer! I would love it if you could go over and subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes because I don’t want you to miss any of the new episodes as they come out!

Now let me introduce you to my first four friends!

Rewriting Your Story with Natalia Kern

Natalie Kern was born and grew up in Ukraine during post soviet collapse, civil war and other political and economical tragedies, Natalia Kern grew up in a small town with without even running water. Natalia had all odds stacked against her for success.

Despite this, she had a mom that told her she could accomplish anything she wanted and she thankfully believed her.

Natalia taught herself 5 languages, immigrated to the US, and transformed herself into a professional model then an internationally published writer and now today, she is a much sought after successful women who teaches other how to have it ALL.

She rewrote her past story and now helps others re-write their story.

Today, meet Natalia on a more personal level while she shares with us exactly how you TOO can accomplish ANYTHING that you set your mind to and LEVEL UP creating everything from Nothing.

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to rewrite your own story
  • The best way to not allow your past to dictate your future
  • The art of creating the life you truly desire

Cultivating Your Why Before Anything Else with Mike Dillard

Mike Dillard created 10 million dollars in revenue on a start up business in its first year. 18 months in when he thought he was on track to bring his business to 100 million, his world came crashing down.

Overnight his sales were gone, his business tanked , and he most valuable trait that he had,  (his reputation) was taken away and used against him.

He lost EVERYTHING. His wife, his partner, his possessions, and his voice.

Mike is a true example of someone who has repeatedly LEVELED UP and created EVERYTHING from nothing

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When everything is taken from you, how do you shift and create more.
  • How to find self-awareness before you do anything.
  • Why you should live your life for you and nobody else.
  • How are you able to create the next multi-million dollar idea.

Being Unapologetically Successful with Chris Harder

Chris Harder didn’t just drop out of college, he was KICKED OUT.He was smart though –  and hungry – and he learned about sales and leadership early on.

In a fast paced career in his early 20’s, Chris quickly found him and his wife in a cycle of “keeping up with the Joneses”

When the recession hit, he failed hard and he was stripped of his “fake” identity as he calls it. He sold his possessions, downsized , ate his way to a 30 lb weight gain and tumbled into a sad few years of asking himself “what is my value?” He is now GRATEFUL for what those hard times taught him.

Years later, a number of seven figure successful businesses, Chris shares his journey of leveling up with us today.

Welcome Chris to Leveling up… creating EVERYTHING from NOTHING.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How shifting your mindset will create success.
  • How to use gratitude to manifest your best life.
  • Why money is important but not everything.
  • How you can turn your life around even from your rock bottom.

The One Love Movement with Kim Bauman

Kim Bauman is now the Founder of One Love Movement, a yoga teacher, and the creator and facilitator of One Love Heroes talk show and podcast. One Love Movement is a nonprofit that brings people together to take action and build support for projects advancing social justice, particularly to under-represented kids.

But it wasn’t always like that. Abandoned as a baby in Seoul Korea, with all odds NOT in her favor,  Kim Baumans life could have gone in a VERY different direction.

You see, nobody gets to choose what or WHERE they are born into,  but they DO get to choose what they decide to believe and create in their lives.

Kim believes it is her  duty, and her purpose, to touch as many people possible and make a difference in the dignity and humanity of their own life.

To learn more, please go to: www.onelovemovement.org

On this episode, you will learn:

  • The art of practicing gratitude, compassion, and service.
  • How you can use your message to level up the world.
  • How shifting your perspective can allow for massive growth.

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