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Pink Lemonade Podcast

A self-help podcast to help you turn life's lemons into lessons. Hosted by Whitney L. Barkley, M.S.

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Are You Leaving Your Success in the Layaway?

Are you making deposits on your dreams? Or are you simply allowing them to collect dust in the layaway? Whitney B. founder of the Skinny Black Girl's Code discusses how you can get your success out of layaway by sharing her story and telling these four tips:- Get clear about your intentions and motivation (what does success look like to you?)- Make regular deposits (Set, execute, and track regular goals)- Act with urgency (If you don’t make regular deposits you miss the shot of owning your success)- Let others help you succeed (be interdependent and allow your support system to make deposits on your behalf.)Keep it locked!


19 Mar 2017

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Why Changing Directions Doesn't Make You a Failure

Passion is undoubtably an innate substance of intuition and innovation inside of you. So, with that being said, don't let it go to waste. Host Whitney B. gives an emotional testimonial why she's giving up her business and to go after what she wants and gives advice on why you should never settle for something that no longer serves you.


30 May 2017

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How To Attract What You Want In Life

Sometimes we get caught up in our current circumstances. One of two things happen; we forget to visualize what we want for ourselves because our environment suggests it can’t happen OR what we are experiencing makes us so determined to do something different that our thoughts are our only escape. In this episode of Pink Lemonade Podcast, host Whitney B. explains why we should focus on "attracting" versus "chasing" and how we can take steps to receive the things we want for our life.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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How to Play the Hand You Are Dealt

We may not always get what we want right now, but we have to remind ourselves that ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘never.’ In this episode, Whitney B. discusses why we should carry a positive mindset to play the cards we are dealt so that we can reach our final destination with confidence.


20 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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Why Realignment is a Necessary Strategy for Growth

Are you in alignment for the year? When you don’t invest in the time to review where you are and where you want to go, you will constantly be out of alignment. Those feelings may include a loss of energy, always questioning yourself, on if we are doing the right thing, and feel disconnected, unmotivated or uninspired to continue. Whitney B. discusses why we should make realignment a regular part of our growth process by asking five simple questions.Reference:The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)https://amzn.to/2srgWErListen to more episodes at pinklemonadepodcast.com.


14 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Why Being Consistent is a Part of Trusting the Process

One of the hardest things in the world to do is trusting the process. Facing the unknown can be difficult, but it can be even harder when you lose the consistency of following through with your goals. In this episode, Whitney B discusses her recent encounter of trusting the process after going full-time as an entrepreneur. The "Lemonade Stand" segment is also introduced, featuring hip-hop artist and visionary, Risha Prycles, who tells her journey about balancing work, motherhood, and chasing her dream of being an artist on a major platform.About Girls That MakeThis episode is sponsored by Girls That Make. Girls That Make created an education platform to help to show women of all ages that they can be successful in technology and that they don't need to feel intimidated by STEM. To learn more, visit www.girlsthatmake.com. Be sure to use the promo code PINKLEMONADE for $10.00 off.About Risha PryclesRisha Prycles was born and raised on the East Side of Detroit. She began rapping at age 11, participating in school yard battles and talent shows. She is Influenced by artists such as Lauren Hill, Mc Lyte, and Queen Latifah and is one of the fastest growing independent artists in the industry. Her single Spaulding will drop on April 10, 2018. Follow her on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-828652572


8 Apr 2018

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It's Time To Stop Using Faith as a Convenience

It's easy to allow the convenience of life replace our commitment to our faith because we are surrounded by distractions disguised as priorities. Whitney B. discusses her struggles with faith and how she is learning to choose conviction over convenience. This episode features advice on the Lemonade Stand segment from PR guru Keeyana Avery of Agency Seven Public Relations, who tells us how to use faith in all areas of our lives.Learn more about Keeyana:http://www.agencysevenpr.com/


30 Jul 2018

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Ideas Overshadow Your Vision

In this episode Whitney B. breaks down the difference between a vision and an idea and asks four questions you should consider to help you get closer to your vision.Visit www.pinklemonadepodcast.com and follow on instagram ( www.instagram.com/pinklemonadepodcast) and twitter www.twitter.com/pinklemonadepod


12 Oct 2019

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Why We Should Prioritize Defining Self-Respect

“How are you treating yourself lately?” In this episode, Whitney B. breaks down why self-respect and self esteem are different but need to coincide to live a balanced life you can be proud of. You will also learn why self-respect is an inside job that helps you become responsible for the role you play in how others treat you. People don’t respect people who don’t respect themselves and in order to gain the respect you want from others, you have to define what it looks like for you first and be unapologetic about the boundaries you set in place to live your best life.


10 Jul 2018

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How Helping Others Can Catapult You to Success

How can you give successfully without being a push over? In this episode of Pink Lemonade Podcast, Whitney L. Barkley dissects Adam Grants book Give and Take and talks about how we can become strategic givers. Through her findings, you will learn that the true secret to giving is finding a cause bigger than yourself that you can advocate for when presented with an opportunity to help others. Understand why saying "yes" to too many things can be selfish and how you must keep your why in front of you when others ask for your time and energy.Listen to other episodes of Pink Lemonade Podcast at www.pinklemonadepodcast.comGet Adam Grants book: https://amzn.to/2U05Ylt


21 Feb 2019

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Are You Giving Yourself Enough Credit?

What do you have to prove? Absolutely nothing. Many people fight to prove themselves to others who are not ready to accept them and possibly never will. While you make strides for people to see you, you sometimes sacrifice the ideas, creativity, personality, and values you bring to the table. In this episode of Pink Lemonade, Whitney B. dives into why you should stop trying to prove yourself to others and learn how to give yourself credit when it is due.Follow Pink Lemonade Podcast:www.instagram.com/pinklemonadepodcast www.twitter.com/pinklemonadepod www.facebook.com/pinklemonadepodcast


20 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Why 2019 Should Be the Year of "No"

The word no should be redefined, "necessary order." In this episode of Pink Lemonade, Whitney B. breaks down why "yes" can become a form of self-sacrifice and cause you live to a life that does not feel like your own. This episode will challenge you create a balance of saying yes and no and become in tune with the things you truly want.Listen to more episodes at www.pinklemonadepodcast.com or visit skinnyblackgirlscode.com to read blogs. Be sure to connect with Whitney B. at @whitneylbarkley on Twitter and Instagram.


4 Dec 2018

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Why We Shouldn’t Confuse Pleasure for Happiness

What does it truly mean to be happy?To psychologists, happiness is a buffet of emotions we experience when we do something good or positive. To brain doctors, happiness is the experience of a flood of hormones released in the brain as a reward for behavior that allows us to continue to survive in the world. For religious leaders, regardless of the type or denomination, happiness is the testament to the presence of God. In this episode, Whitney B. explores why we should get to the root of happiness and how we can distinguish it from the short-term gratification of pleasure.Visit www.pinklemonadepodcast.comFollow on instagram: www.instagram.com/pinklemonadepodcast


13 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Why You Should Never Think Twice About Investing in Yourself

You have a responsibility to make investing in yourself a regular part of your routine, otherwise, it will feel like you will never achieve growth. Whitney B. discusses the importance of investing in yourself by understanding:+ The types of investment that you should make for yourself+ Why you have to invest in yourself first before others can invest in you+ How self-investment gives you a sense of independence that no one can take away from youAbout Girls That MakeThis episode is sponsored by Girls That Make. Girls That Make created an education platform to help to show women of all ages that they can be successful in technology and that they don't need to feel intimidated by STEM. To learn more, visit www.girlsthatmake.com. Be sure to use the promo code PINKLEMONADE for $10.00 off.


28 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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How to Use Self Control to Be Whole

While you can’t control everything that happens to you, you can always control your response to how you show up in the world. Believe it or not, you have a choice to live life and the less you dwell on what things could have been, should have been or would have been, chose to focus on making your right now a reality that reflects the life you deserve to live. In this episode we dive into how we can use self-control to practice not only identifying what it means to be whole -- but living in it too.


13 Aug 2019

Rank #15