The School of Self-Mastery: Business, Money, Life

The School of Self-Mastery podcast is all about business, money and life. I talk with guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not because they’re bathing in money, (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through their own personal successful habits. Habits are the root of simplifying your success I also appear solo two days a week to dive deeper into self-mastery topics and give actionable takeaways you can start applying today.
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Sep 30, 2016

Crushin' It vs Being Crushed

In today's episode, Erin and I will be having a raw and real conversation about guilt. This is something we've all dealt with whether we have children or not. 

Feeling guilty for working on the business when we feel like we "should" be spending time with our loved ones. Or feeling guilty that we're spending time with our loved ones when we have 10 thousand things we need to be working on in our business. 

The guilt appears. But it doesn't have to be this way. 

Tune in to hear the realness of all the guilt and how to deal with it in your own life and business.

And don't miss out on all the happenings during the Crushin' it vs. Being Crushed Parenthood Series by signing up here! 

Sep 29, 2016
Cailen Ascher is a Clarity Coach for women entrepreneurs & coaches. She helps her clients get business clarity by working on their vision, mindset and plan for success. Cailen’s been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur on Fire, The Huffington Post and was the 2014 Gold Stevie Award winner for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her coaching and teachings have helped 1000s of entrepreneurs gain Business Clarity.
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Sep 28, 2016
Jaclyn Mellone is the mama behind the Chasing Dreams and Littles and co-host on the All Up in Your Lady Business Podcast.

She created the Chasing Dreams and Littles Incubator, a monthly membership for mom business owners to build MOMentum in their online businesses through strategy calls, masterminds, and community.

Her motto is, the juggle is real! Through her Facebook group, insanely interactive Instagram, and tight-knit Incubator, she’s here to help, share, inspire, laugh, cry, and shake up your approach to juggling family, home and business.

When she’s not working with amazing mamas or geeking out over online marketing, you can find Jaclyn rocking out to Taylor Swift with her 3 year old daughter, podcasting while wearing her newborn son, or pretending to understand Fantasy Football while chatting with her hubs. thejuggleisreal

FREE MOMentum Method

Chasing Dream + Littles FB group

All Up In Your Lady Business Podcast

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Sep 26, 2016

Crushin' It vs Being Crushed

Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies –– the #1 green smoothie online resource. She and her friend, Jen Hansard, host the wildly popular (and free) 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge at Their “healthy obsession” with green smoothies has become a global movement where over one million people have embraced this simple and healthy habit.

In 2009, Jadah became an entrepreneur and now helps creatives, bloggers, and small business owners build communities with love, impact, and world-changing ideas at

When Jadah’s not blending spinach, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table, having epic dance parties, and helping dreamers change the world. Jadah lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, George, daughter Zoe, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.

Jadah is a beautiful example of what it's like to LOVE your work and empower your children to see the inspiration in that. She shares some of her best scheduling, mindset and boundary tips here with us on this episode! 

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Sep 23, 2016

Crushin' It vs Being Crushed

In today's episode, Erin and I will be having a raw and real conversation about my major fears around parenthood. They are big y'all. 

I mean things that most humans wouldn't say out loud because it's not polite. 

Like...what if I was the one person to like my dog more than my child? Would that make me a horrible mom?

Even worse, what if I like my business more and I'm resentful of the baby because it steals me away from the business?! 

This is just the tip of the iceberg from this #napchat. Tune in to hear the realness of all the fears. 

And don't miss out on all the happenings during the Crushin' it vs. Being Crushed Parenthood Series by signing up here! 

Sep 22, 2016
Molly Mahar is an entrepreneur, mama and adventurer obsessed with the intersection of joy, authenticity and community. As the founder of, she and her team provide thousands of women useful and inspiring strategies to practice joy through The Joy Equation Course, Stratejoy Summer Camp, and the high-level Elevate Mastermind.

After surviving her own Quarterlife Crisis by quitting her dream job and embarking on a yearlong trip around the world, Molly has spent the last 7 years empowering other women to prioritize their joy. She helps her clients and community harness their inner strength, define success on their own terms, take consistent action and enjoy the hell out of the journey. The result? A thriving tribe of badass women who take their dreams (but not themselves) seriously.

A free spirit with a passion for mindful entrepreneurship, Molly loves sharing her knowledge with others. She has spoken at South by Southwest Interactive Conference, the US Army Women’s Wellness Weekend, Ladies who Launch National Conference, and the CRAVE Business Symposium and has been featured on The Washington Post, Forbes, YEC, and Problogger.

Molly’s superpowers? Telling the truth kindly, drinking copious amounts of bubbly and gathering awesome women together.
You can access her library of free resources at or connect with her (and her adorable tiny humans) via Instagram.
And don't miss out on all the happenings during the Crushin' it vs. Being Crushed Parenthood Series by signing up here! 
Sep 21, 2016
Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.

Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.

Denise is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life. Find her at

Parenting has been a planned process for Denise DT, but it wasn't something that she was necessarily ready for...she was scared, afraid, and worried...just like the rest of us.

And while she was worried the business would suffer once she had children, she ended up needing to make some changes that she wouldn't have if it not for the babies, these were the very things that exploded her scaling and growth. You do NOT want to miss this interview. 

And don't miss out on all the happenings during the Crushin' it vs. Being Crushed Parenthood Series by signing up here! 
Sep 19, 2016
Racheal Cook is an award winning business strategist who believes entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be so complicated. Her upcoming book, The Business Sweet Spot, helps women entrepreneurs to simplify business and amplify results by designing a business around what works best, for you.
Racheal shares how to stop doing everything, and simplify your business while letting you know that self-care is not just an option, it's a critical component to your success and well-being as a human, parent, and entrepreneur. 
Discover your business sweet spot at
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Sep 16, 2016

Crushin' It vs Being Crushed

In today's episode, Erin and I will be having a raw and real conversation about time management and parenthood. 

As Erin entered mama-hood this summer, we had to adjust expectations for the business as well as for her work schedule and tasks. We'll share with you how Erin is actually getting MORE done with different expectations now that she's also taken on the role of mama. 

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Sep 15, 2016
Nathalie and Robin are a husband and wife duo who are new parents to baby girl Tegan. Today we're talking about what it's like to both work from home while hot potatoing a baby back and forth, why Robin never gets baby guilt when he's working on the business, and how their team is stepping up. 
Nathalie Lussier is an award-winning entrepreneur who has been making web sites since she was 12 years old, and graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street. In a gutsy move, she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college.

Nathalie helps thousands of people all over the world get techy with it, and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.

She’s been blogging for over 10 years, and really “gets” the online marketing landscape, focusing heavily on improving key business metrics like traffic, subscribers, and sales. Clients and customers rave about her ability to simplify the complex, and make technology and digital strategy easy to understand and implement.
Robin Li is a former financial consultant who has a passion for writing efficient code, and eating fine food. He can dance circles around any math problem, and can pick-up new programming languages within days. He is a WordPress plugin writing ninja, and has mastered the ins and outs of marketing platforms like Infusionsoft.

Above all, Robin believes that no problem is impossible to solve, and all solutions should be elegant.

You can find Nathalie and Robin here:
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Sep 14, 2016
Dana is a mother, author, business & content strategist, coach, podcaster, and blind spot reducer. Dana is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and the founder of the Boss Mom Movement. She serves Boss Moms who yearn for more time and less guilt when it comes to building their business and raising their family, by providing the tools they need to get more out of their content and business, without sacrificing their family goals.

When she is not creating new courses or building new strategy tools for creative entrepreneurs, she can be found, chasing her son on the beach, watching her daughter take her first steps, or thinking of the next fun new family adventure.
If Dana had not had kids...she would not have a brand. So, in a way being a parent made her business work. 
Dana and I chat about why she doesn't choose a balanced life, why it's so important to get the right kind of support, and why raising businesses and babies is pretty much the hardest two things ever so what she does when she feels like she's being crushed! 
You can find Dana:
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Sep 12, 2016

Crushin' It vs Being Crushed

Kathleen Shannon is the owner of Braid Creative & Consulting where she helps creative entrepreneurs with their personal brands and business vision. Kathleen also co-hosts the podcast Being Boss which is continually in the top100 in business podcasts on iTunes. When Kathleen isn't working she's hanging with her family – including her husband and 2 year old son, Fox.

Kathleen shares some intimate details about why her birthing experience was inspired by sheep and why she loved it so much, what she really thinks about daycare, and how she manages to have a fully booked business with a toddler running around. 

You can find Kathleen over at:


Sep 9, 2016

Allison Horner is a Transformational Business Coach and Podcast Host who supports overwhelmed, driven entrepreneurs in creating more of the business and life flow that they desire. She loves to help women create the impact and income they desire while helping them have more of the LIFE of elegance, ease and adventure that they crave. Her unique coaching covers productivity, business modeling, connection to true core values and mission, and supporting her clients as WHOLE people - mind, body and soul.

You can find her FREE Freedom Formula Guide right here, and learn more about her philosophy and mentorship at

Sep 8, 2016

Today’s guest is a lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, online marketer and personal branding strategist. Navid Moazzez has made quite the name for himself in the online business world as a leading authority on helping entrepreneurs create, promote and profit from virtual summits in order to increase their brand presence and business. Navid has experienced firsthand how an “epic” virtual summit can lead to your business’ success after he held his own in 2014 called The Branding Summit. After that, Navid was then able to quit his job and live abroad while making even more impact in other peoples’ lives around the world. He has been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, EoFire, I Will Teach You To Be Rich and many more.

In our interview we talk about why virtual summits are getting a bad rap, and how he recommends doing them right. We also talk about the inner workings of a virtual summit. How can this propel your online business? And why his first virtual summit didn't turn into what he expected, but actually created an entire new niche for Navid. 

If you’d like to learn more about Navid, check out his website or follow him on Twitter @NavidMoazzez.

If you want to join us in Navid's FREE List Building School -- you can sign up here. 

Sep 6, 2016

Are You Making Excuses or Solving Problems?

Excuses don’t solve problems.

I am from a mindset of continuous improvement -- how can we constantly be doing better? Not making excuses for why we can't get to where we want to go. 

When looking at your own business and mindset in general, are you holding yourself back by making excuses or are you getting creative and resourceful enough to find a new way to do things? To solve the problem. 

Challenges are a part of life, they are a part of business...but it's how you respond to them that determines how successful you will become. They're there to teach us something, to require more of us, and to separate the weak from the strong {and resourceful}. 

So instead of wasting time on excuses, you can choose to spend time solving the problem. It's all about how you THINK about it. 

No one succeeds by complaining. No one succeeds by making excuses. The best succeed by using their energy to solve their problems. 


Sep 2, 2016

Dr. Amy Cannatta is a chiropractor, single mom-preneur, business mentor and farm girl at heart. 

Two years ago, family tragedy struck and her four and half year old nephew who lived with her, died suddenly in his sleep and that is when her perspective on life changed forever. At that moment in time, she was hit with the realization that she wasn't doing enough to help make the world (and other people's lives) better on a larger scale beyond the 4 walls of her successful chiropractic office. 

She already had some success. In 2002, she left a domestic violence situation with 7 trash bags full of stuff with her daughters who were then five and three years old while in the middle of a doctoral program. She went on to graduate with honors, start her own practice, and learn a lot along the way about resilience, building a business, and juggling life as a single mom and entrepreneurship. But her story doesn’t end there. 

So 2 years ago after her nephew passed away, she decided to enter the online coaching world so that she could teach women globally what she had learned about life and business, leading to a ripple effect. Since starting her coaching business, she has published a #1 Amazon best seller titled, Pursepective: From Ruin to Resilience, is now a writer for The Huffington Post, replaced her income as a chiropractor, and teach women all over the world how they can do the same by prioritizing their purpose and developing a relentlessly resilient mindset (with some business strategy sprinkled in). 

Amy knows that the root of success lies in a relentlessly resilient mindset, hard work, and at times, having to creatively shift your perspective. By doing these things, the outcomes can be massive and change the trajectory of a human beings path in life.

On this episode, Amy and I discuss:

  • Developing relentless resilience: how and why an unbreakable mindset separates you from the pack
  • Why you aren't where you want to be - (You're probably asking yourself the wrong questions)
  • Why do we think that it's not ok or that we are ABNORMAL if we want to make a big impact.
  • The DREAM Framework to start cultivating a Resiliency mindset

You can get FREE access to the Relentless Resilience Framework here and grab a copy of Amy's best selling book, Purspective, here.

If you would like to learn more about Amy, you can check out her website (

Sep 1, 2016

Did you realize that getting organized has a lot to do with your ability or inability to get better results?

When I was back in corporate, one of the things we focused on in Six Sigma was the physical organization of a space. You probably don't even realize how much time, energy, and mental space a disorganized desk, desktop and business is costing you. 

Today, I'm talking with a home organizer turned productivity coach, Mridu Parikh, about how to get better results by being more focused and organized. 

Mridu Parikh helps ambitious entrepreneurs attract their dream life, by focusing on the right things that get consistent results. A Productivity Coach and Business Strategist, she helps you master your priorities, dominate your day, create powerful systems and embrace life-changing habits. With Mridu, you'll simply get more done in less time – without feeling overwhelmed.

Named one of Nashville’s Emerging Business Leaders of 2015 and a Top 20 Home Office Organizing Expert of 2013, Mridu shares over 250 organization videos featured on her own Roku channel. With over ten years of productivity experience, she brings truth to “work smarter, not harder” to stay focused, achieve your goals, and propel your business.

And when she’s not bringing calm to chaos or streamlining time and tasks, you can find her scheming video punchlines with her two sweet boys. Connect with Mridu and get her FREE resource here: 21 Powerful Productivity Hacks For Your Business. (