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Your Aha! Life

Your Aha! Life with Dr. Tonya Harris Cornileus is for high achievers who want more for their lives. More joy. More purpose. More fulfillment. This podcast shares stories of insight and inspiration from everyday guests who are learning to craft their Aha! lives by living in alignment with their innermost values.

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How the 8% Achieve Their Goals and You Can Too

According to the University of Scranton, 92% of people who set New Year's goals do not achieve them. That means 8% do. What do the 8% know that the 92% don't - they know that there is a difference between goal-setting and goal-achieving. That difference is Process. I believe having a solid goal-achieving process is the key to joining the elite 8% club. In this podcast, I talk about the mindset, questions, and actions that can help you build a great goal-achieving process and ensure that you not only achieve your goals but sustain success over time. If you are enjoying listening to Your Aha! Life - The Podcast, I invite you to subscribe, leave a review and 5-star rating, and share with your network. I also invite you to join my Facebook group, The Aha! Community. We are a group of high achievers/high performers who set and achieve goals, who are interested in having a life of more joy, more purpose, and more fulfillment - The Aha! Life. You can also follow me on Twitter @tonyacornileus.Thanks for listening. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


5 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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My Conversation with Christine Faas on The Imposter Syndrome & 3 Ways to Overcome it

70% of people experience the imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. In my conversation with learning and leadership development consultant and coach, Christine Faas, we explore what is the imposter syndrome, where it comes from, how it manifests, and how to overcome it. Sorry for the audio glitches. We’ll get better. Thank you for listening. Subscribe, leave a review and share Your Aha! Life with your friends. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


19 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Prepare for 2020: Your Words Matter

As 2019 comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the past year and then to turn our focus toward the New Year in anticipation of good things to come. In this episode, I share with you a ritual that I started three years ago and will continue as a new decade approaches. Choosing a word that is emblematic of who I am, what I want more of in my life, and or what I plan to contribute to others. This word sets the stage for writing my intention for the year. Not to replace goals, but to exist alongside them. I share a famous quote that serves as inspiration and reminds us that our Words Matter, as they lead us to our destiny. I encourage you to consider naming your word that reflects who you are, who you are becoming, and how you want to contribute to others. Then, using your word(s) set your intentions for 2020. In the episode I mention an article by Marla Tabaka in Inc. Magazine, https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/setting-goals-isnt-enough-setting-daily-intentions-will-change-your-life.html If you have been enjoying Your Aha! Life, let me hear from you. Leave a review, give a 5-star rating and share with your network. Also, check out my Facebook group, The Aha! Community, an active community full of like-minded individuals who are high achievers and high performers who believe they can achieve success and have a life of personal fulfillment. You can also follow me on Twitter @tonyacornileus --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


21 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Practicing Acceptance: Learn to Embrace "What is" Without Resistance

Practicing Acceptance is essential if you want to experience a life free from suffering. In this episode, I share what it means to practice acceptance, why it's important, and 5 ways you can learn to practice acceptance in your life. The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr is quoted often. It is a beautiful prayer that is applicable to practicing acceptance. I used The Serenity Prayer as inspiration for this episode. When we practice acceptance, we embrace what is without resistance and empower real change in our lives.  Note: The story of my friend, Simone, was used with her express permission.  If you are enjoying Your Aha! Life - The Podcast, please subscribe, rate, leave a review and share with your network. I welcome your feedback and requests for me to cover topics that are of interest to you. Leave a voice message. I'd love to hear how you're experiencing Your Aha! Life - The Podcast. You are also welcome to join my Facebook group, The Aha! Community, and you can follow me on Twitter @tonyacornileus.  Thank you for listening. I wish you an Aha! Life - a life of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Come back again and listen to other episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


30 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Visit Your Comfort Zone (If You Must), But Don't Stay

Where does life begin? Life begins on the other side of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch). Quote after quote reminds us of the perils of the comfort zone. But what is less apparent is that the comfort zone actually serves an important purpose - if leveraged appropriately. Listen to this episode to learn when and how the comfort zone can be useful and what to watch out for so that you do not get stuck in the comfortability and miss out on the life you dream about. If you must retreat to the comfort zone, remember it's okay to visit (if you must), but don't stay. I leave you with 5 things to remember about the comfort zone and resources that can help you if you feel you are stuck. One tip to remember is: If you have to visit the comfort zone, just imagine yourself as a NASCAR driver at a pit stop. Refuel and get back on the road to finish your race. Books recommended in episode: Start Before You're Ready (Mick Spencer); You are a Badass (Jen Sincero); Shoe Dog (Phil Knight); Happier (Tal Ben Shahar); Daring Greatly (Brené Brown); and Grit (Angela Duckworth). I invite you to join my private Facebook group, The Aha! Community, to continue the conversation and discover more resources and a community of like-minded people who are on a journey uncovering what matters most them and aligning their goals with the vision they have for their lives, creating actions that represent who they are. You can also find me on Twitter @tonyacornileus. Thank you for listening to this episode. If you are enjoying Your Aha! Life - The Podcast, please give me 5 stars, leave a review, and/or voice message. Thank you, Tonya--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


14 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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How Our Imperfections Make Us Better People

It's interesting how the things that we go to great lengths to cover up and hide from others are the very same things that draw others to us. Our imperfections make us better people, and not only that, when we accept our imperfections and embrace who we are, we are more relatable and we have a greater chance of impacting the lives of others in a positive way - and that makes it all worthwhile.  Our imperfections allow us to say, "Not perfect, but not bad." Listen to this episode and learn to embrace your imperfections because it's not enough to know yourself, it's also important to love yourself. Growth is getting to the point when you can say, I accept myself as I am and I accept others as they are.  Thank you for continuing to listen to Your Aha! Life. Come back again to listen to the next episode and let me know what topics are of interest to you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


16 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Simplify: Making Room for What Matters Most

My theme word for this year is Simplify, and in this episode, I share what it means to me to simplify my life, what it may mean to you, the things that can get in the way of living a simpler, less cluttered life, and what you can do to overcome those things and live a simpler life. It's a journey and it's one that I'm on. I'm probably somewhere between Marie Kondo's KonMari method and a minimalist lifestyle. I just want to live as simply as I can. I believe to live simply can improve the quality of our lives. It can create more space, more time, more peace, more joy, and more room for the things that matter the most to you.Correction: Peter Block's book title is Community: The Structure of Belonging--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


5 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Learn to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Do you love yourself? How you answer the question says a lot about whether you've learned to love yourself, unconditionally.  Learning to love yourself, unconditionally, is important if you desire to live the life you dream about.  Love is at the heart of everything that's good. It's at the center of your joy; it's the fuel for your passion and purpose and the desire you have to serve others. Love is the abiding emotion that will fill your heart with a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. In this episode: Louise Hay - "Mirror Work": Exercise to Love and Accept Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKkDhpjCk1gPoems:You are the Answer by Yung PuebloPoem on Self-love by Rupi KaurIf you are enjoying Your Aha! Life - The Podcast, please subscribe, give a 5-star rating, leave a review, and share with your friends. I'm also interested to know if there are certain topics you'd like me to cover that will be relevant to you. Leave a voice message and I'll continue to work to bring you the most interesting, relevant and motivational topics to inspire you to live the life you dream about and achieve your goals. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


17 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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How to Transform Obstacles and Achieve Your Dreams

In this episode, I share how you can overcome any obstacle that you encounter so that you reach your goals and dreams, and you do it by believing in yourself and having the discipline and fortitude to keep going despite adversity. "Believe in the beauty of your dreams." I often recite this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt when I speak about my life's passion. But what does this quote really mean? It takes reading the quote in its entirety to experience the full power of the former First Lady's message. She said:"Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face...You must do that which you think you cannot do...The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." (Eleanor Roosevelt)In addition to Roosevelt's quote, I also share a favorite passage by Ralph Marston on self-discipline and three kinds of discipline (Perception, Action, and Will) from Ryan Holiday's book, The Obstacle is the Way. Ryan's book is one of my favorite books and is framed from the maxim by Roman Emperor and stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius. Aurelius penned: The impediment to action advances the action. What stands in the way becomes the way.At the end of the episode, I share the good news! I launched my new website, www.yourahalife.com. Check it out and don't forget to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


3 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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My Conversation with Terri Klass: Plan for Your Second Act: Creating the Life You Dream of Living

Listen as Terri Klass and I enjoy a conversation about Planning for Your Second Act. Terri is the founder and CEO of Terri Klass Consulting, LLC. She is a leadership skills training consultant, coach, and speaker who partners with organizations to create cultures of empowerment and build their leadership pipeline.  In today's conversation, Terri defines "The Second Act" as we discuss when and why people are most likely to pursue their second act, what may get in their way, and how to create the life you dream of living in your second act. Terri has coached several of her clients through their second acts, and she offers a wealth of insight and tips that you can use to plan for and excel during the next transition in your life.  More on Terri: She delivers highly successful leadership workshops and is a speaker and author of articles about Leadership. Terri is the co-author of her book, "Energize Your Leadership." She's also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. You can contact Terri by going to her website: www.terriklassconsulting.com and connect with her @TerriKlass.  If you want to view this podcast, go over to my new YouTube Channel, Tonya Harris Cornileus, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Mf-omXjWtmjdpsy6oh7-Q?view_as=subscriber--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


24 May 2020

Rank #10

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My Conversation with Dr. Emee Vida Estacio: Rediscover Your Self-Worth, Gain Confidence, and Give Your Inner Critic Some TLC

Now, on with today's episode. Dr. Emee Vida Estacio is the founder of The PAME Code. She is a chartered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in health, community, and positive psychology. Her passion is to help people embrace their true worth so they can live happy and fulfilling lives. In today's episode, Rediscover Your Self-Worth, Gain Confidence and Give Your Inner Critic Some TLC, Dr. Estacio shares about her work helping people to identify the three characteristics of the Imposter Syndrome and three questions to ask when the Inner Critic makes you question your self-worth. In addition to her therapeutic and coaching work, Dr. Estacio is a bestselling author of three books in the Psychology in Your Life series, including titles such as, "The Imposter Syndrome Remedy," "Change Your Life for Good," and "Fear is Not My Enemy." Her books can be found on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. She is now helping aspiring authors discover their voices and messages and fulfill their lifelong ambition to write and publish their own books with her flagship course, "Self-Publishing Made Simple."  You can find her: Website: https://thepamecode.com; Facebook: https://www.facebook.co/Dr.E.V.Estacio; Facebook Group: https://thepamecode.com/facebook-group; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emee_estacio/; YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/dremeeyoutube; and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emeevida/ Interested in writing a book? go to https://selfpublishingmadesimple.thinkific.comExciting News: Your Aha! Life - The Podcast is now also on video. Check out the video version on my new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Mf-omXjWtmjdpsy6oh7-Q?view_as=public--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message

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10 May 2020

Rank #11

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10 Incredibly Practical But Life Changing Aha! Moments

It's great to be back with you solo. In this episode, I'm sharing some of my top aha's from my life experiences. Listen as I count down the aha's and share my life experiences that prompted those insights.  Oprah, the queen of aha moments said, "You can't have an aha unless you already knew it. So, the aha is a remembering of what you already knew, articulated in a way to resonate with your own truth." How profound! I totally agree with her. We already know this stuff. I say aha's are our inner knowing made visible. It's wisdom locked within us. We just need a moment, an experience, to unlock it and then we will say, "Aha! Now, I get it." What are your life's aha moments and the insights you've gained from them? Write them down. Let them remain in your consciousness. They are there to guide you and enlighten you in living Your Aha! Life.  To read about these aha's, check out my latest blog article, 10 Hugely Practical Aha's I Wish I'd Learned Sooner. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


26 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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My Conversation with Sinem Günel on The Power of Habits: How to Create and Stick to Habits That Can Transform Your Life

I sat down with personal growth author and entrepreneur, Sinem Günel, to discuss The Power of Habits. Habits have the power to transform our lives, and whether we are conscious of them or not, habits rule our days. In this episode, Sinem shares practical suggestions on how to create habits that work for your life and then what it takes to stick to them. Spoiler alert: among other things, it takes understanding your Why and Discipline. Of course! Listen in as Sinem shares an Aha! Moment that took her down the path of personal growth, and what she's doing now to help others live the lives they love. In one month alone, Sinem had over 350,000 people to read her articles!In this episode you'll hear more about: Establishing a realistic morning routine to start your day What is the one thing that keeps people from getting the benefits from Habits How to take a 60-minute routine down to just six minutes Books that inspired Sinem and me!You can find Sinem through Personal Growth Base, the Medium platform or by following her on Instagram at @Sinem.Guenel Books mentioned in this episode: The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness by S. J. Scott GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard The Miracle Morning: The Not-so-obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod The 5 Degree Principle: How Small Changes Lead to Big Results by Shannon Cassidy Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


12 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Conversation with Vera from Simple Happy Zen: Simplify Your Life: How a Simpler Life Can Lead to Happiness

Today's episode is a conversation with Vera from Simple Happy Zen. Vera and I connected to talk about today's topic: Simplify Your Life: How a Simpler Life Can Lead to Happiness. Vera is the creator of the Youtube channel, Simple Happy Zen. With over 91,000 followers, Vera has turned what started out as her passion and hobby into a business. Living a simple, minimalist lifestyle since 2013, Vera makes weekly videos about minimalism, intentional living, happiness, and self-development. She lives in the Netherlands but attracts followers from across the globe and from all different life stages. You can find Vera at www.simplehappyzen.com. More information on the course mentioned during the conversation, Simplify Your Life: Amplify Your Happiness, can also be found by going to her website. In today's episode, you'll learn the difference between simplifying your life and being a minimalist, the link between living a simple life and happiness, and 3 tips to simplify your life today. And as you can expect, I ask all of my guests about how they are living their Aha! Life. Vera's answer is practical and wise - in a simple kind of way, of course. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message


29 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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My Conversation with Simon Drew: Understanding and Applying Stoicism to Your Personal Philosophy

Listen as I welcomed Simon Drew, host of the Practical Stoic Podcast to Your Aha! Life. Simon is an Australian alignment coach, musician, and podcaster. As an alignment coach, Simon has helped people all around the world to improve their lives and see better results using the ancient philosophical ideas found in Stoicism.  In this insightful conversation, Simon defines Stoicism and shares some of the practical tools and tactics anyone can implement In their daily lives. You'll also learn more about the four cardinal virtues of Stoicism and what leads to human flourishing.  To find out more about Stoicism and specific topics covered in this episode, head to Simon's website at www.simonjedrew.com. There you'll find many of the resources Simon referenced. You'll be able to access his Practical Stoic Podcast and if you're interested in alignment coaching, you can book an initial consultation.   If you are enjoying Your Aha! Life, let me know. Please leave a rating and a review and share this podcast with your network. Anchor also has a feature where you can leave me a voice message to ask a question, leave feedback, or share other topics you're interested in. Look for the link at the bottom of the show notes. I invite you to check out my new website at www.yourahalife.com. There, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter and click to join my Facebook group, The Aha! Community.  Thank you for continuing to listen. I wish you More Joy. More Purpose. More Fulfillment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourahalife/message

1hr 2mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #15