How to Recover From Burnout and Infuse More Joy and Creativity Back Into Your Work, with Sunny Lenarduzzi
Hey Everyday World Changers! If you have ever felt burnt out from work or life, and you’re unsure of how to get your creativity and joy back, then this episode is for you. Today I’m chatting with YouTube sensation Sunny Lenarduzzi, who built a massively successful 7-figure business and an audience of hundreds of thousands of people. As you’ll hear, what a lot of people don’t tell you about success, and what we’re digging deep in today, is that achieving some kind of success in any area of life can lead to more pressure, more anxiety and a whole lot of fear. What happens when you combine all of these things together? It can lead to burnout and a total lack of creativity, and in Sunny’s case, an anxiety attack that put her in the hospital. If something you once loved doing now feels like a chore and you’re struggling to get your mojo back, then you’ll want to hear what Sunny has to say in this episode. She is extremely open about her struggles and triumphs, and you will enjoy the fun, free flowing conversation that we have about success, burnout and what it really takes to create a purpose-driven and joyful life. I especially love the activity that Sunny shares with us at the very end of the episode, which I know will help you feel even more fulfilled and proud of yourself for the work that you do every single day. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
9 Jul 2018
Discover Your "Unfair Advantage" and Use it To Get Major Press for Your Business
Want to learn how to get your business featured in the biggest magazines, TV shows, and more? Chris Winfield is a major publicity expert and describes how to identify your "unfair advantage" in order to get massive press for your business. Plus, Chris is also one of the most positive people I know, and in this episode he shares his habits and routines that have elevated his happiness, even through traumatic situations.
27 Jun 2017
The Secret to Discovering Which Patterns You’re Creating That are Keeping You From Your Highest Self, with Leesa Renee Hall
Hey Everyday World Changers! Today’s guest, Leesa Renee Hall, is quite literally one of my favorite people. She’s the kind of woman who is unapologetically herself and says what’s on her mind and her heart, even if she knows that some people may get rubbed in the wrong way. As a recovering “nice girl” myself, this is something that I’ve been working on bringing into my life more too, and I’m just so inspired by how Leesa shows up in the world. We dig really deep here, and in this conversation we talk about a unique writing practice that Leesa teaches and says is one of the best things she’s ever done for developing more self-awareness, discovering who she truly is deep down and embodying more of herself in everything she does. She knows a thing or two about writing and vulnerability, because she is the author of 7 (almost 8!) books, and more recently, has turned her attention to writing about the intersection of race, spirituality and leadership. In this discussion she’ll help you dissect your own identity in a really meaningful way, so that you can truly see who it is you’re being in order to become who you’re really meant to be. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
2 Jul 2018
1% Better Everyday: How to Create Life-Changing Habits You'll Actually Stick To, With James Clear
Back when I was a web designer, I encountered today’s guest in a unique way. A client sent me some sites that he liked, and one of them was the minimalist home belonging to this guest, James Clear. Last year I got to hear James speak at a conference we were both presenting at, and he blew me away! Not only is he an engaging speaker, but he really backs up everything he says with research studies and interesting stories. He’s a master at teaching others about productivity and habits, and I’m so thrilled to be sharing him with you in this episode that is both actionable, and entertaining. In today’s interview we talk about his philosophy of getting just 1% better every day, how to be more productive and why research shows that it’s better to create often than to strive for perfection. I know you are going to love this interview and it’s going to change so much for you (in a positive way)!
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Today’s guest is someone I deeply admire for her creative and free spirited approach to life and business. Amber Rae is an author, artist and a speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions and express your talents to the world in a bigger way. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable “a-ha” moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Amber’s public art has spread to more than 20 countries and she has spoken at and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple and Amazon. In today’s episode we’re talking about some of the important lessons from her new book, Choose Wonder Over Worry. Amber opens up about her past relationships, her career and her desire to always achieve more, and she shares how this mentality never really seemed to bring her joy. She also gives special techniques that help her transcend her fears, feel more happy and not get so caught up in worry and anxious thoughts. If you are ready to transform your life, embrace your emotions and infuse more creativity into every day, then this episode is for you. I have some very special announcements to make! This podcast is a year old now, and to celebrate you have a chance to win amazing prizes such as a $100 Amazon gift car, a custom journal, Brain Dust (the super blend that I swear by!) and some bestselling books from past guests of Pursuit With Purpose, like Mark Manson, Nataly Kogan and Mastin Kipp. To enter all you have to do is go to iTunes, search for Pursuit With Purpose under “Podcasts”, and then subscribe to the show and leave a review (make sure to put your Instagram handle in your review so we can reach out to you if you’re a winner). This amazing giveaway is open until June 29th, 2018, so head over to iTunes right away and enter! But wait – I have more big news for you. We are launching a free Facebook group for listeners of the podcast, because community is so important in life. To join, head over to http://pursuitwithpurpose.com/community, where we’ll be diving deeper into each episode and I’ll be hosting Facebook Live classes to share more of the behind-the-scenes of the podcast, and much more. We’re also planning to host in-person meet ups for listeners around the world, and I can wait to meet you. If this episode resonated with you, it would make my day if you could take a screenshot of you listening on your device. Post it on your Instagram feed or stories, and tag me, @melyssa_griffin, and let me know how helped you. Knowing that people like you are listening to this podcast is honestly what keeps this show going!
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