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Get Merry is a show that covers real life stuff. It's a conversation with your best friend. They don't skip the struggles, and you'll laugh along with the surprisingly fresh honesty your hosts Emma and Carla Papas bring each week. Walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps and realise that you're not alone in the magical mess of your life. Let's Get Merry!

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Get Merry is a show that covers real life stuff. It's a conversation with your best friend. They don't skip the struggles, and you'll laugh along with the surprisingly fresh honesty your hosts Emma and Carla Papas bring each week. Walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps and realise that you're not alone in the magical mess of your life. Let's Get Merry!

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Awesome podcast

By Biaccio - Jan 26 2016
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Love this podcast! If u haven't heard it yet, make sure u do...well worth the listen

Love the energy

By Cruisinaltitude.com - Jan 24 2016
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Ladies, this is good. I love your energy and the content. Looking forward to more episodes.

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Awesome podcast

By Biaccio - Jan 26 2016
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Love this podcast! If u haven't heard it yet, make sure u do...well worth the listen

Love the energy

By Cruisinaltitude.com - Jan 24 2016
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Ladies, this is good. I love your energy and the content. Looking forward to more episodes.
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Rank #1: 34: How To Build Your Brand And Stand Out From The Crowd With Peter Shankman

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We are REALLY excited about today's guest. We had the pleasure of hanging out with him at Tropical Think Tank and we're pretty sure it was love at first sight. Our guest helps people, companies, and brands be better, be nicer, gain the love of their customers, and make more money. He does this through speaking, consulting, and writing. He's been featured on pretty much ALL the media outlets in the history of ever and you know what... he's just a kind, generous, darn smart person. And we are SO excited to have him on the show! Welcome to #MerryBiz Peter Shankman! Take a listen!   #MERRYBIZ SHOW NOTES  Some questions we ask...  What is a brand? How do you stand out in the crowd? How can we embrace our adversities and use them to our advantage? How has your new healthy lifestyle impacted the work you do? What's your favourite thing about living in New York? Who is your biggest influence in your life? "At the end of the day... you just need to be smart with your brand."  Some moments of AHA! in this episode... How to tap into your uniqueness to create your brand.  How to become a trusted source. Why you need to focus on living in a way that helps you become the best version of you.  The importance of wanting to learn.  Why it's ok to march to the beat of a different drum. "What are you good at? What is your talent? What do you understand? What do you know that is better than everyone else? Focus on that."  

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May 02 2016

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Rank #2: 225: you will never feel ready, so here's what you should do

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This Get Merry podcast episode is a reminder that change can be scary and that you'll most probably never feel ready to take that leap. You'll never feel ready to quit the job, say yes to the first date, move overseas, you'll never quite feel ready to say yes to your dreams and desires.


It's also a reminder about the fact that YOU are not here for an infinite time, so although you may not feel ready, NOW is the only time that matters.


It's a reminder to begin, it's a reminder that your dreams are worthy. It's 40 minutes and guaranteed... you will feel excited and motivated to start the thing you've been wanting to start!


Let us know your biggest AHA moment.


Stuff we talk about...


  • The feeling of nervousness is exactly the same as excited. It's time to change the way you look at nerves.
  • When you start saying YES to your dreams, your desires, your truth... it becomes easier each and every time. It's like a muscle.
  • The hardest part of any new change is the beginning. Another hard part is ending the current situation you are in.


If you loved this episode please rate and review the episode on iTunes or share the episode with someone you love.

Check out all the Get Merry Podcast episodes on iTunes and Overcast and Stitcher for Androids. Plus we are on Spotify over HERE!


Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

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Dec 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: 102: The Anxiety Episode With Jonny Yang

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Jonny Yang, the acupuncturist, traditional Chinese practitioner... actually just an amazing guy. He shared a heap of magic on this episode. The thing we like the most is that all the stuff he shares comes with a bunch of action steps. Action steps to help your anxiety and so much more.  The main reason we wanted to chat about Anxiety was because Jonny helped me (Emma) with my anxiety.  Which came about from my break up. I'd never ever really truly suffered from anxiety, not like this anyway. The up all night, can not sleep for a week level (seriously, sucked so bad). I felt so disconnected from myself. I literally felt like I had a different human living inside me and she was not shutting up. She was just going on and on and on.  I used an old addiction to try help me. Exercise.  One day I did an hour of super hard pilates, walked for 8 kms and then walked for another 8 kms. The next day I did more pilates and the BOOM my foot spasmed and felt like it was burning from this inside out.   Maybe...  too much exercise?  I put up with more sleepless nights, now, not only from the alien in my head but also the burning foot.  I know there is some kind of proper term but it was like my body and mind were operating at an intense pace. When they shouldn't be. For example, when I was laying in bed trying to sleep, it felt like I had been running. My temperature was up/down. It was so weird. Intuitively I knew it was to do with my central nervous system. I've interviewed enough epic health experts on this topic from our challenges to know this is not a good thing. Judes Yang (we interviewed her here on yoga, connection and meditation) came to my rescue, first with a foot massage and then connecting me with her bro Jonny Yang.  I kind of joke about it (coz that's what I do in shitty situations) but he really did coach me out my breakup depression/grief/anxiety/whatever you call it/craziness (along with my epic family and friends and yes, I FEEL all the FEELS).  What started as a helping foot thing turned into helping me deal with anxiety which happened because of the breakup BUT actually, at the core, it was from a fear of being alone. And Jonny helped me figure this out which helped me to deal with ALL OF IT.  Anyway enough of my rambles.  Here's the stuff we talk about... What is anxiety? What causes anxiety? Ahhh everything HAHA. How self-awareness, action and creating new habits is key to helping your own anxiety.  Zen and yoga stuff.  Acupuncture, meridians, muscle fascia, energy. Breathing. Ahhh we actually loved this!  The worry jar. Super easy exercise you can do at home. How to support your loved ones when they suffer from anxiety. How we over complicate everything when it comes to anxiety. Small changes, additions, subtractions you can make from and to your life to help your anxiety. Far out we feel bloody lucky to connect and chat with people like Jonny Yang.  We 100% recommend Jonny and the whole team over at Life Synergy. Grateful for all that they do! Check them out HERE. Book in if you live on the Gold Coast! Please share this podcast with anyone you know who suffers from anxiety if you think it might help them and remember if you need help now, there's always someone who will listen, contact Lifeline.  Always Merrymaking, Emma + Carla   

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Jul 17 2017

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Rank #4: 94: The Adrenal Fatigue Episode With Jules Galloway, Naturopath

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Today we chat with our epic friend and awesome Naturopath Jules Galloway! We cover the main topic of Adrenal Fatigue but it's us so you know we're gonna go on tangents and you know we're gonna have a heap of fun!  Can't wait for you all to tune in! It's a goody! We say the 'F' word by the way. So cover your ears! Here's the stuff we talk about... What is Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms and stages of Adrenal Fatigue What to do about it if you think you have Adrenal Fatigue Lots of fun stories... hehe!  Merrymaker mantra of the week: do one thing at a time, mindfully. How good! It's not about making a bazillion changes at once! You just need to pick one thing to focus on and DO THAT! Yew! Join the 14 day challenge!  If you're keen to join our Get Merry Challenge fun, we're ready to welcome you in! It's 14 days of meal plans, brand new recipes, shopping lists, tips and expert masterclasses. If you need some kick up butt motivation or want to start your healthy eating journey, then this is for you! Grab your spot here for $39! Links to Jules Galloway!  Jules' Website Take a listen to the episode and share with anyone who might need some action steps to feel MERRY again!  Remember you can subscribe to the Get Merry podcast on your podcast app. Here are the links to iTunes and Stitcher for Androids. That way you stay up to date with all the episodes! YAY!  Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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May 25 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: 199: how to be happy when everyone's life looks perfect (and not be jealous)

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How often do you find yourself comparing your life to someone else's life? You compare your beauty to their beauty, their career success to yours, their relationship to yours (or lack of).Right now, we are living in a time where it's the easiest it has ever been to compare our lives to someone else's. All we have to do is pick up our phones, scroll on Instagram and boom you instantly see 'perfection'.
But we can not blame social media, we must take responsibility for our actions and HOW we use social media. Because comparison, jealousy and envy have been a part of human existence for much longer than Instagram!
Stuff we talked about…
  • Comparison, jealousy and envy have been a part of life since human existence... well since Greek Myths anyway (haha).
  • How to not be jealous.
  • Check your self-worth and self-esteem.
  • Celebrate other people's success! Why make everything about you?!
  • Get your gratitude on! Count your blessings instead of focusing on what you don't have.
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt  

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #6: 162: what does it actually feel like to love your body?

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During this episode, we talk about exactly how it feels when you actually love your body. The sense of freedom and acceptance that flows into every aspect of your life. The best part... we are proof that you can go from a toxic, negative body image to actually loving your body. And we tell you exactly how we did it in this episode.
Stuff we talked about…
  • why would we even want to love our bodies?
  • how negative body image can impact so many different parts of our lives.
  • how the constant self-judgement stops you from living LIFE!
  • how can you actually love your body? Exact steps!
  • what if you don't change your mindset about your body? What will your life look like in 5 years?
We'd also LOVE you to fill out our body image survey! This survey will take you about 5-10 minutes and will help us gain insight into exactly how you and our community feel about their amazing bodies! It's anonymous too! Head to themerrymakersisters.com/survey to fill it out!  

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Nov 19 2018

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Rank #7: 229: LOVE or FEAR what does it even mean?

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During our last episode, we felt proud of ourselves... we were organised and we got our message across in a super concise way (even Kim, our videographer mentioned this hehe). Well, this episode is the complete opposite! We chatted on a cruisey Sunday afternoon, it's literally us having a conversation about life and what it means to live with LOVE vs. FEAR. 

It's an episode on navigating life. 


An episode to help us all live with more purpose, more flow, more contentment. More joy! more LOVE! 

If you love the episode, let us know. We love hearing from YOU. 


Stuff we talk about…

  • How to deal with feeling everything so big.
  • When you dwell in feelings and emotions, how to come back to truth and love faster.
  • Examples of living in fear vs. love? 


If you loved this episode please rate and review the episode on iTunes or share the episode with someone you love.

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Jan 07 2020

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Rank #8: 97: The Downside Of Instagram (especially For Teens And Women) With Rachel Jansen

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Today we chat with the beautiful Rachel Jansen, ex-journalist, health coach and podcaster. We go real deep into social media, ESPECIALLY Instagram and how it's affecting teens and women... and how we're personally affected by it too.  Can't wait for you all to tune in! It's a topic we all need to be aware of so we can make sure we don't fall down that comparison trap (you know the one!).  Here's the stuff we talk about... Balancing motherhood and career. Psychological impacts of Instagram on teenagers. How Rachel is managing social media use for her kids. Why Rachel isn't allowing social media use (yet) and limits screen time for her kids. How social media can be carefully curated (so yeah... don't compare... ok?!). Links to Rachel Jansen Rachel's website Take a listen to the episode and share with anyone who might need some action steps to step away from the social media monster (or atleast clean up their feed so it's full of positivity and good vibes!).  Remember you can subscribe to the Get Merry podcast on your podcast app. Here are the links to iTunes and Stitcher for Androids. That way you stay up to date with all the episodes! YAY!  Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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Jun 05 2017

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Rank #9: 37: How Media Coverage Has Helped Boost Our Brand And Business

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In episode 37 on #MerryBiz we talk you through the exact steps we take (and have taken) to get featured on the media! We've been featured across multiple newspapers, magazines and TV and today we want to inspire you to make it happen for your business and brand! We're talking traditional media like newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. These channels can still create a certain reputation for your brand, even though many websites reach more people these days. Which means that you can use these steps for everything and anything: media coverage, guest posts, interviews on podcasts, working with brands. We go into detail in today's episode but here are the overall steps you need to take to get featured in the media. ONE: make a list of media outlets you want to be featured on. Keep that list handy and always update it when you find new channels. It's a good idea to grab their contact details too if you can. TWO: engage with them online. We're talking commenting, liking, sharing their content as well as consuming their content (so you can better understand the kind of stuff they like and what they're looking for in a story). THREE: email them with an offer they CAN'T refuse. In today's episode we give you a SUPER tip which will make your pitch even more appealing. PLUS in episode 36 with Janet Murray she gives you an exact pitching strategy (yes... listen to that one!).  FOUR: follow up and follow up again. But like, don't be annoying! FIVE: enjoy yoself! Don't make this a horrible task. Enjoy the process and celebrate the moments where you are featured! We like to re-share all of our features on the blog right HERE! Here's some other tips: Subscribe to SourceBottle (or something similar). Self-publish and have an opinion! If you have a blog already... BOOM! Good job. Because your content has the potential to get seen or picked up (like THIS post did for us) and media outlets may contact you for an interview or simply ask to republish your content. Gotta love that! So take a listen to today's episode and get inspired to take ACTION to get your face in the media! Yay! Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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May 09 2016

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Rank #10: 219: turning the beauty industry on it's head with The Jasmin Room

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We chat with our amazing friend Jasmin, the beautiful creator and founder of The Jasmin Room. 

Jasmin created The Jasmin Room as a place for women to reconnect with their divine beauty. It is a place to release blocked energy, to heal and feel truly nurtured.


We've both experienced her magic, it is the ultimate self-loving gift. You walk in one person and leave more connected to self, with more clarity, with more peace, with more awareness of the love that is always in and around you. 

Tune in and welcome awareness to your self-love or maybe lack of self-love. Then be inspired to make space for that love. 


Stuff we talked about…

  • The toxins in skincare and the importance to choose natural high vibrational skincare.
  • Aging, why is botox and plastic surgery gaining more popularity. Cosmetic surgery is now a 1 billion dollar a year industry in Australia. With 350 million dollars being spent on botox each year.
  • The celebration of getting older as opposed to dreading it. 
  • Why self-love is so important.
  • Easy daily skin rituals to express self-love


If you'd like to learn more and maybe even book in with Jasmin, head on over to her site thejasminroom.com.au She is also 0ne of our favourite people on Instagram @thejasminroom.

If you loved the episode, rate, review or share with someone you love. We're so grateful for your ears.

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Nov 03 2019

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Rank #11: 83: This Too Shall Pass | Live Interview With Karly Nimmo

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We swear a little bit in the episode (whooooooops). We also talk over each other. But we reckon you should all go and listen! Ahh we're super pumped to share this #GetMerry episode with you all. Karly Nimmo is an amazing human and we're really beginning to realise that one of the best things about this whole Merrymaking journey is meeting the people we get to meet. Meeting amazing people doing different things who share their magic with the world. This episode is filled with a lot of laughter and conversation about some pretty big and important topics. We've kind of realised that we want to talk about the real stuff. And Karly is the real deal. We talk about stuff like... Depression and anxiety Failure Woo-woo stuff and the universe Intuition Imposter syndrome Business struggles (lack of cash flow!) Why surface level convos suck a little bit Connection and friendships Self-connection  Being you and living your truth Yoga and meditation And a heap more. Merry Mantra of the week We asked Karly to share her current fave mantra and it's a good one.  This too shall pass. A good reminder for us all. To know that whatever struggle you are going through right now, it will pass.  But also to remember that the good times will pass too... so really stop to enjoy them.    

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Mar 13 2017

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Rank #12: 77: The Power Of Your Mindset And Gratitude: The Game Changer! Special Interview With Amy Crawford

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Kicking off #MerryBiz 2017 with some special interviews with our favourite health, wellbeing and happiness experts. This one is with our good friend Amy Crawford who specialises in Combined Therapy Cocktail. It's jam packed with SOOOO much goodness all about health, happiness and gratitude.  If you want to give yourself the best start to the year, come and join our 21 Day Challenge! We start on 9 January. You get EVERYTHING you need: meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, support and access to our Get Merry Summit! Which is 16 live interviews with the world's greatest in health (one being Jules!). We guarantee you will have fun, you will eat a heap of delish (healthy un-boring) food and you will learn so much! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE HERE: themerrymakersisters.com/challenge and tune into this episode to be on your way to your most merriest year everrrrrr!   Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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Dec 31 2016

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Rank #13: 66: Live Interview With Melissa Ambrosini, Epic Chats: Relationships, Meditation, Mindset And SO Much More

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In today's epic episode we welcome Melissa Ambrosini back into the studio! If you missed her first episode on #MerryBiz, head back to episode 7! But this one has some serious EPIC moments that will leave you feeling extra inspired and generally amazing. If you want to be the best version of yourself you've got to say "yes" to you. This sometimes means saying "no thank you" to  others. Some questions we asked... What's happening in your world? How's work going? What's new? Can we even call it work? What do you call it? How do you choose what you do next in your business? What about if you feel like you're 'full' but you fall in love with someone who isn't 'full'? How often do you meditate? What type of meditation do you do? (Social Media and Email) How do you deal with making sure you're still taking action to reach your goals but you're doing in a way where you're tuned in? "You can't control what's going to happen in the world. But you can control the way you react." Some AHA! Moments in this episode... Following your gut is always a feeling, you can't really logically explain it, where fear is more dialogue in your head. We can choose in every moment to react how we want to react. Why relationships are an incredible playground for personal growth. The way you cultivate awareness is by coming back inside to your true self. The power of changing your state. Why you need to learn to be fully present. "Don't wear multitasking as a badge of honor... just be present."  

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Oct 24 2016

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Rank #14: 131: How Carla Lost 8 Kilos With Yoga And Pilates

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A must listen if you're a yo-yo dieter or calorie counter. We know you're over it. We've been wanting to tell this story for a while, so Emma decided to interview Carla and really find out HOW she lost 8 kilos from bringing yoga and pilates into her life. And how this was the beginning of MerryBody themerrymakersisters.com/merry-body She talks about how she used to think she HAD to diet or eat a certain way and exercise a certain amount of hours per week in order to be 'healthy'. She talks about how she lost alot of weight once before in a very different way and compares the two and why it's about finding a way of LIFE not a quick overnight fix.       

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Mar 20 2018

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Rank #15: 134: How To Stop Caring About What Others Think And Say About You

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How often do you worry about what others think about you? Does it stop you from doing stuff? Does it impact your behaviour? Does it stop you living your truth? Does it stop you living your life?  What about when people actually start talking about you? What the heck do you do in these situations? How can you move through this in an easier way? During this Get Merry podcast we discuss this topic. We also give some pretty good tips too.  Tune in, then let us know what you think! Send us a message on social media, share your biggest takeaway.  Stuff we talked about... when we worry about what others think of us it's actually self-judgement. It's all made up in our own heads... whatever we are worried about other people thinking, we are actually thinking. So what is the real issue? when people say stuff about others it is only but a projection of their own inner world.   whatever people say about you... it's none of your business.  so much more.... and of course we have our own aha moments.  If you loved this episode check out the other Get Merry podcast episodes! Find them on iTunes and Stitcher for Androids. Also, we are on Spotify over HERE! Also if you really love our podcast please rate, review and share with all your people!  Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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Apr 09 2018

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Rank #16: 41: How To Create An Epic Niche Podcast With Aaron Fifield

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In episode 41 on #MerryBiz learn how to create an EPIC niche podcast! Because it's PODCAST WEEK! Yep! 3 AMAZING episodes all about podcasting and what it can do for YOU and the world! Today's guest embarked on a journey to learn how to trade. What started as curiosity turned into a mild obsession. He opened a $5000 account and began to trade but quite possibly the most successful part of his trading journey was starting his epic podcast, Chat With Traders. He interviews successful, profitable traders with the aim to fast track the trading learning curve. Not only for himself but every other trader. Chat with Traders gets over 120 000 every month... which in the podcasting world = freaking amazing! Welcome to #MerryBiz Aaron Fifield! #MERRYBIZ SHOW NOTES  Some questions we ask...  Can you tell us a little bit about your podcast 'Chat with Traders', how it started and what 'trading' actually means?  When did you start to gain traction and how did that all happen?  What is your exact techno set-up, your software and your processes that you actually do? How do you go about contacting the amazing people you interview? How do you monetise your podcast at the moment? What is the coolest/best thing that you've experienced because of the podcast? What are your top 3 podcasting tips? "Podcasting is the best way to meet and connect with people in your industry." Some moments of AHA! in this episode... The importance of following up with potential podcast guests and how to do that. Why you should keep in touch with all of your guests after the interview.   The importance of good design along with a quality podcast.  Why you need to know where your audience is currently hanging out so you can engage with them.   How to leverage collaborations.  "Build a business around something YOU actually want to learn about."  

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May 23 2016

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Rank #17: 205: train your brain to accomplish your goals

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We had a blast during this episode. The vibes were high because we are just so excited about this subject. The idea that you can use your mind to get closer to your goals.
“When you become the master of your mind, you are the master of everything.” - Swami Satchidananda
Stuff we talked about…
  • To reach a goal, what you really need is consistency, then you form a habit. Then you get closer to the goal. But how do we create consistency?
  • How to hack the Dopamine system by setting small milestones towards bigger goals.
  • In order to reach a new goal AKA create a different reality, you must first BELIEVE that you can.
If you loved this episode let us know! We’d love to hear from you on social media or email us.
This Get Merry podcast episode is brought to you by our 21 Day Yoga and Pilates Move Every Day Challenge. We start today, Tuesday 6 August. Now is the perfect time to join if you've been wanting to create a new exercise habit.
MerryBody Yoga, Pilates and Meditation classes will help you create a consistent exercise practise and finally feel at home in your body. Every day, Members see positive changes to their bodies, minds, and lives. Imagine what might happen when you join?
Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla  

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Aug 05 2019

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Rank #18: 75: Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It And How Can You Beat It? Special Interview With Jules Galloway

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Kicking off #MerryBiz 2017 with some special interviews with our favourite health, wellbeing and happiness experts. This one is with our good friend Jules Galloway who is a naturopath specialising in adrenal fatigue for women. It's jam packed with SOOOO much goodness!  If you want to give yourself the best start to the year, come and join our 21 Day Challenge! We start on 9 January. You get EVERYTHING you need: meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, support and access to our Get Merry Summit! Which is 16 live interviews with the world's greatest in health (one being Jules!). We guarantee you will have fun, you will eat a heap of delish (healthy un-boring) food and you will learn so much! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE HERE: themerrymakersisters.com/challenge and tune into this episode to be on your way to your most merriest year everrrrrr! Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla  

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Dec 30 2016

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Rank #19: 67: $0-$100K In 8 Months With Meryl Johnston Of Bean Ninjas

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Today's guest is the co-founder of Bean Ninjas, a productized service style bookkeeping business which helps businesses keep their books up to date. Now if you're thinking BORING... accounting! Think AGAIN!  Bean Ninjas grew from $0-$100k annual recurring revenue in just 8 months! The business is now 14 months old, has a monthly recurring revenue of $15k and a distributed team of 12 based in Australia, USA and United Kingdom. #EPIC!  Meryl Jonhston shares some absolute GOLD in this episode... you don't wanna miss it! "Think about what makes you happy... not about what makes other people happy." Some questions we asked... Where did you start from? How did this idea become about? How did you come up with your service offer? What are your tips for business owners to stay on track with money? What tools do you use in your business? How do you think bigger when you have a business? How do you figure out what your vision is? "You need to figure out what's important to you... and go after that." Some AHA! Moments in this episode... You need to set up your foundations to create an epic business. The importance of scheduling your time. Trusting that although it feels you're only making small changes... you are improving what you're doing. Why you need to find the right people for your team.  

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Oct 31 2016

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Rank #20: 79: Follow Your Freaking Bliss!

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Today's episode was the first episode of our new way forward with the #GetMerry podcast! Yes, there was some kind of structure BUT we've already got bigger and better ideas coming your way! So keep listening YAH!  The #GetMerry podcast is all about inspiring you to live a healthier and happier life. It's a weekly podcast (like a radio show) where we'll be sharing EVERYTHING. Our new favourite part has got to be the Merry fan question section (maybe we need to re-work that title!). But this is where we need your help!  We need you to submit questions! Then we'll answer them on the show. The best bit... if your question gets answered on the show, you win a prize-y!  If you're located in Aussie Land, you'll win a set of our brand new (not released yet) Merrymaker quote cards! If you're from over the seas you'll get a collection of our delish Merrymaker PDF meal plans!  So be sure to listen to this episode and then submit your questions! Email us at hello@getmerry.com! YAY! Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE on iTunes or Stitcher and if you LOVE the episode, give us a 5 star rating and write us a merry-filled review!  During the episode, we start with Merrymaker News. It's a great transition from #MerryBiz to #GetMerry as we take you through everything we're working on. We also take you through all the lessons we've picked up on during the week. We talk happiness, mindset shifts and life in general. Pretty sure we even get on the whole what is the meaning of life? topic (oh oh, haha). Yes, we ramble, yes we laugh and yes it's a whole lotta MERRY! So if you're looking for a dose of something magical each week, #GetMerry is the show for you! It's the perfect show to listen to if you want to start adding more positivity into your life. We also end each episode with a Merrymaker Mantra. And this week's is: Follow your freaking bliss. You've heard us bang on about this before. Yah?!  It's an adapted mantra by the philosopher, Joseph Campbell. And it's all kinds of magical epic. "Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were once only walls." Holy shit that quote changed our lives forever and ever. We first heard it when we watched the documentary, Finding Joe. Seriously, that is compulsory watching for anyone reading this. You will love it. But first, finish this and listen to the podcast! When we started Merrymakers, there was no strategy, no business in mind, no nothing really. We just had this something telling us to start writing and creating recipes. So we did! We were having so much fun doing it, so we did more of it. And we learned about blogging. And social media. And newsletters. Oh my! Then we watched Finding Joe. And then we realised that Merrymakers... well, that was our bliss. And this whole Follow Your Bliss concept was pretty freaking epic. And apparently revolutionary to us (even though it was all over the internet!) and so we started sharing this message out to our Instagram followers. We'd share it once a day, almost. Follow your bliss. Do what you love! Follow the fun! All the inspirational quotes you can think of. And do not scoff... we know you love them too! At this time we were still working in our full-time soul-sucking government desk jobs, seriously we need a shorter name to describe it. But the message was loud and clear. Merrymakers was our bliss and if we followed it, if we kept going, opportunities would flow right on in. It turned into the perfect kick up the butt too. We'd been sharing the quotes, inspiring others to do what they love, but here we were still working those soul-sucking jobs and not REALLY following our bliss. Not really living our truth. We were good at speaking the speak but... doing the do? We weren't there yet. So the quitting of our jobs came about just 1 and a half years into our Merrymaker journey with no plan, no strategy, no money and a fat mortgage and USA trip booked in!  What were we thinking? We weren't! But Joseph Campbell said that if we followed it... doors would open. (Yes, we're a bit cray cray). Oh and that they did! The day we quit our jobs, a sponsorship...  

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Feb 12 2017

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