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The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth. Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Rank #1: S01 E02 - The Evolution of Marketing Mojo. Where did the term 'Marketing Mojo' come from? Craig Faulkner talks about his three and a half decade-long career in marketing for financial advisors and about what he has learned makes for successful marketing for service providers.
Rank #2: S02 E02 - The Power of Visual Content. Craig and Kirk are back in the saddle talking about marketing and having a grand time doing it. in this episode they discuss the power of visual content and give some incredible tips and strategies to help you create a more vivid online experience for your clients and prospects.
Rank #1: Episode 17. Ryan and Kristi Holt. Beware of when the Browns invite you to dinner. John and Courtney pull their dinner guests, Ryan and Kristi Holt, into the studio to discuss being Married2Business. The Holts share what its like when you realize working together is not benefiting your marriage and family and how making tough decisions and pivoting and can become a beautiful, mindful gift. Books: Predictable Success by Les Mckeown Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Kristi’s Podcast: Kristi’s Podcast Mega Mentors
Rank #2: Episode 19. Courtney’s tips for working with your spouse.. The #1 question Courtney and John get in business is “How do you work with your spouse?” So, in episodes 19 & 20 they provide tips on how they make it work. Episode 19 focuses on the 6 tips from Courtney’s perspective. They are as follows: 1- Start Small. 2- Define Responsibilities. 3- Keep it Real. 4-Respect the STOP. 5- Nurture the Relationship. 6- Check your mindset.
Rank #1: Growing a Successful Creative Business with Shea Mcgee of Studio Mcgee. Listen in to this rocketing designer who has built a design company with more than 30 employees in just three years. Shea McGee of Studio Mcgee interior design firm and Mcgee & Co. store shares her story of getting started in the design world, despite lacking a degree in interior design. She talks about bringing on her spouse to scale her business and how approaching a creative business with fresh eyes can do more than create a killer "before" and "after" shot. Dig into the lessons she has learned while building her incredibly successful business and get her advice that ALL creative entrepreneurs can use to help grow and scale their businesses. You will learn: what people really said when she got started her first hire the realities of working with your spouse the 3 tips for finding the best new hires for your creative business the challenges of growing quickly what role legal should play in a client-based business their content strategy in creating their successful YouTube series how you should treat your first profits from your business transitioning from e-commerce to a brick-and-mortar store And MANY more gems. Get the FREE handout with the best takeaways from the episode HERE. Some useful links: Studio Mcgee MCGEE & CO a DIY client-service agreement from Creative Contracts
Rank #2: Instragram Strategy with Anna MacFarlane, @annaistheworst @kidsaretheworst - 37. Get your Instagram questions answered as social media expert, Anna MacFarlane, shares a wealth of information on how to grow your following and build your community. Anna is the woman behind Anna is the Worst, Kids are the Worst, and Things are the Worst. The irony here is Anna is the absolute best! While she started her career in traditional marketing - direct mail (remember that?) - she continued to adapt with the times and has become an expert in the field of social media marketing. She now has over 500,000 Instagram followers. And, her past experience in marketing allows her to see how social media fits into the overall marketing funnel. This means if you follow her advice on Instagram strategy you'll learn what to do to actually get results instead of just spend time consuming social media posts and funny memes. In this episode you will learn: Why algorithms aren't the devil and how they can actually help you What the real goal of social media marketing is - and the answer isn't "engagement" The importance of being a doer and not a consumer What the 80/20 rule is for Instagram and how it helps you stick with your brand while being real at the same time When and why you would want to archive What you need to know about IGTV and why food bloggers need to be using it The latest on hashtags - How do you use them? How shouldn't you use them? Why you should NEVER buy followers, likes, or comments - DON'T DO IT!! How the 20-minute rule helps you maintain healthy boundaries LINKS Anna MacFarlane's Instagram Guide - The Instagram Recipe Anna MacFarlane's website Kids are the Worst Things are the Worst QUOTES "Everything you're doing online has an algorithm. This isn't a bad word. It's actually awesome. All algorithms are doing is trying to make your experience better and more beneficial to you. And, so you have to work the algorithm to your benefit." "The goal for social is not what everyone thinks it is. Everyone thinks its engagement. Which is awesome. But, it's not really engagement, it's purchasing, or it's getting people to be part of an event or an organization or a group. But, there's always a goal that's marketing based and that's further and you need to see that social is the top of the funnel of whatever that goal is. Treat it like actual marketing for a brand but also understand where it fits in the funnel." "It's your responsibility to create your own experience.” "There is nothing wrong with using hashtags. And, in fact, I highly suggest hashtags because they are one of the easiest ways to get new eyeballs on you." "Grow slow, grow real, that's how you do it. There's no shortcuts"
Rank #1: TLBP #123 – Examining the voice that fuels you: a reveal on shame, an eating disorder, a diagnosis, and not fixing others | with Rachel Nielson of 3 in 30 Podcast. On today’s podcast I am honored to welcome a fellow podcaster Rachel Nielson from 3 in 30 podcast, a podcast for moms to give them 3 solid takeaways in 30 minutes. Rachel shares her battle for having control in her life that lead to a decade long eating disorder emerging from dealing with the health decline and death of her mother at a young age to her battle with infertility. She goes from one extreme of excessive running and starvation to lying to her husband to sneak away to eating multiple drive-thrus. After fighting long and hard to bring children into her family, upon the arrival of her child she came to the realization that she was done treating herself like that and no longer wanted any hidden shame. Rachel provides a fascinating insight into her own mind during that period of battling with her eating disorder as she moves through narrative therapy by personifying and giving a voice to it. So compelling to hear how poorly we treat ourselves and helps us to identify and rid ourselves of any similar thoughts. Rachel shares how counseling and living true to who she actually was through living out her desires and passions helped turn around her negative thinking and need for control. Rachel then shares the next part of her chapter that she has never shared before, how she fears for a tailspin back into her eating disorder, how it has been placing a strain on her marriage, what she hopes will come from sharing it, and how we can support her. In the spirit of sharing, I also reveal something about my divorce I have not since spoken of. Listen and be inspired to remove shame in your life by bringing things to the light, realize we don’t have to have the perfect plan to start making changes, and to support others by not trying to fix them but by loving them. Show Notes: Rachel’s podcast 3 in 30 Rachel’s Instagram feed Rachel’s article “The Surprising Way I Confronted My Eating Disorder” Rachel’s podcast in which she read the narrative
Rank #2: Finding joy in a life full of imperfections and learning to appreciate the moment we are in | with Tessie Friedli (TLBP #67). Tessie Friedli’s life became something quite different than she imagined when her husband became blind and her son suffered permanent brain damage. Her idyllic childhood and early adulthood was filled with beautiful family bonds strengthened from hard work, achievement in many aspects of her life, and a joy filled marriage high with hopes of breezy years ahead. Within 2 years of marriage Tessie’s husband Zach, who had lost sight in one eye at the 15, unexpectedly lost sight in his other eye making him permanently blind. 1 year later their 2 year old son Dakota suffered permanent brain damage after being crushed under a fallen fence without oxygen for 26 minutes. Tessie shares the details of both of these experiences with deep emotion and how the pain, the moment-to-moment hardship, the heartaches, the fear have become the lessons of hope, of survival, of gratitude, of happiness. That only when everything was nearly taken from her and she had to battle for life every day for her family did she finally begin to appreciate what she had. And how truly she can feel joy on a level she never felt, not because life has become easier, because it has only gotten harder, but because she can appreciate the simple moments of being a wife and mother more than she ever did before. Listen and be inspired to take a look at your own life and identify distractions that may be preventing you from truly learning to live in the moment for those things that are most important. What is this episode about? In this episode you will learn about: Tessie’s life growing up with a big family and what she learned from them made her want to do her best and work hard at things her life in sports and rodeo how she met her husband her husband’s experience at 15 after coming up out of the pool with blurry vision in one eye -optic nerve swollen losing his sight in one eye – had to give up sports, no depth perception Tessie’s expectations of marriage and family life and what she and her husband liked to do together before kids In 2009 when Zach could tell cars were passing him but couldn’t’ see them and finding out his optic nerve in his other eye was swollen losing his sight in the other eye after 2 weeks and the dialogue and emotions between the Tessie and Zach coming home from the hospital and those things that were most difficult for Zach and most difficult for Tessie losing his independence and the changing of his demeanor Zach’s determination to finish school and continue his landscape business and how Tessie helped him learning to laugh about it : a story about a mirror in Old Navy the day Dakota was found under a fallen fence and without oxygen for 26 minutes Dakota’s lack of progress that led to being sent home Tessie’s fear when coming home – he looked different, acted different, they asked her to do things she had never done to keep him alive her daily survival mode to and how hard and lonely it felt feeling angry that God kept him alive for this life turning point came over time when Dakota began to smile again his progression has helped them to accept this plan that is very different than the one they had for him finding so much joy living with imperfections Tessie’s story of a girl who had everything but didn’t appreciate it until she almost lost it all when you’ve experienced real pain, you know what real joy i like being in the moment more encouraging people who are going through struggles to write down their experiences. write your heart. blog greatest resource to see how she has grown – process of healing Show Notes: Tessie’s Instagram Feed Tessie’s Blog
Rank #1: Episode 154: Gestational Surrogacy with Betsy Keller. You guys asked, and I have delivered! You were incredibly moved by my interviews with Kelsey Nixon (listen here and here), and after hearing about her story of growing their family through gestational surrogacy, you wanted to hear from Betsy, her carrier. So, let me introduce you to Betsy Keller, the Wonderwoman who carried Kelsey and her husband Robby’s, baby. After having 6 kids of her own, she shares how she decided to offer to help them grow their family, the emotional rollercoaster of actually getting pregnant and how this has changed her life and her perspective. Such a fascinating look into a world many of us are totally clueless about. Betsy is truly extraordinary! Show Notes: Listen to Kelsey’s previous episodes here and here Check out Kelsey’s Instagram (Betsy’s is private) Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: email@example.com
Rank #2: Episode 176: Parenting on Purpose with Ralphie Jacobs. Ever since discovering Ralphie of Simply on Purpose on Instagram, my parenting bucket has been so filled! She is an extraordinary mom of 4 little girls and her parenting tools and advice are spot on! She gives great tips and insights into things like sibling rivalry, controling your own emotions, tantrums, and much more. Today we’re talking about all that and more and I guarantee you will be able to implement the ONE THING she says you can do today to change your family. Show Notes: Follow Ralphie on Instagram Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #1: How to help build your teen daughter's self-esteem. Helping our daughter find and strengthen their self-esteem is something most, if not all moms want. Often it can feel like our daughters are getting bombarded with messages about everything from the way they look to the way they're supposed to act. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Melisa Osmond about her event, Power in You geared toward mom's and their teens, tweens, and young daughters that will help fortify them and discover the power within themselves to believe they are of worth. They discuss teaching your daughter's self-esteem the same way you would to say please and thank you, by reminding them frequently! They discuss the power of affirmations and gratitude in building self-confidence.
Rank #2: Good moms have scary thoughts. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with well known international maternal mental health expert for over 30 years, Karen Kleiman about her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They talk about what scary thoughts are, how 91% of moms have these unwanted, intrusive thoughts after having a baby and yet they're not often talked about. Lindsay and Karen discuss why they happen and when to be concerned that you need professional help. Karen Kleiman is the author of 11 books on postpartum mood disorders, she writes both from the patient and clinical treatment perspective. She also helped thousands of women heal through her own clinical practice. She is based outside of Philadelphia where she founded and is the Executive Director of the Postpartum Stress Center.
Rank #1: Ep. 93: Making and keeping friends as an adult with Ashley Rose Reeves!. Do you feel like nobody cares about you?! Do you feel like making friends is something you should have learned how to do in elementary school and now you are out of luck? Or maybe you're just looking to cultivate and deepen some awesome relationships you already have?! Good news! We're talking about all of it! How to find friends, make them, keep them, and when to let them go! And I know it's going to open your mind to how many awesome resources you have! But to talk about this I brought one of my good friends, and a friend to many, Ashley Rose Reeves! I can't wait for you to listen, feel less alone, and ramp up to be the best friend you've always wanted to be and have!Eric's closing song is "Grandad's Workshop" from the "Parisian Cafe" Collection at Pleasant Pictures Music Club.Use code: AWESOMEWITHERIC for 20% off and get the BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD! pleasantpictures.club
Rank #2: Ep. 8: Ok, ok! I'll finally talk about my weight loss!. I've been getting lots of questions about my recent weight loss, and like everything I do, I didn't want to say anything until I could say everything! So here you have it, my 20+ year struggle with my weight, and how I've finally found happiness and peace regardless of what I weigh. Eric's closing song is "Minus Yours" by Kissed Out.
Rank #1: MMC 004: Yell Less, Love More with The Orange Rhino, author Sheila McCraith!. Sheila McCraith aka the Orange Rhino has been inspiring moms for years now with her "no yelling" technique. I was so excited to pick her brain and find out the story behind the Orange Rhino. Who doesn't want to stop yelling at their kids?! Learn a few tricks of the trade on today's episode! Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!
Rank #2: EP 134: The Purposeful Housewife- Allie Cassazza. The internet is amazing friends- it makes it possible to make friends literally ANYWHERE in the world. And I didn't need to look far to find Allie- she's raising an adorable family in Arkansas, and I only stumbled upon her thanks to a blog post of hers that went viral recently. You've probably heard about her, or read about her rather. She solved every moms problem with her article, and I felt all the good feelings while chatting with her! I was literally thinking to myself the other day how much I hate picking up after my kids. How I know they can learn to pick up after themselves and it's an every day battle- but in the mean time I'm stuck doing it. Allie had the same moment in her motherhood and stopped to problem solve rather than do what most of us do- follow the same pattern expecting a different result. She realized that the things she was cleaning up every day were her kids toys- and they had way too many of them. So she started on a path that led her to clearing out not only a toy haul, but all the clutter that inundated her life! It left her so bored that she had to change a few things in their family...and you'll have to listen to find out what I'm talking about!
Rank #1: AP 096:Improving Your Love Life by Loving Your Body || with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. “If you’re going to be someone who is interested in intimacy, you have to be accepting of your body as it is. If you’re going to be capable of doing that, you have to forge a kind of meaningful self acceptance and self compassion.” Good body image = good sex. Bad body image = bad sex. It’s really that simple. Because it’s never about our bodies. It’s about how we are measuring our self-worth and the meaning we have placed on our bodies as an extension of our sense of self. And that measurement affects all areas our lives, including our love lives. Want to know more about why that is and how to change it? Listen to my podcast interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on how we can get in better tune with what really matters—our minds and our souls—and by extension, improve both our body image AND our intimacy. (If you like the episode, please subscribe and SHARE IT! Thank you!) Show Notes: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife's WEBSITE, upcoming Art of Desire Wasatch Retreat, and Jackson Hole Couples Retreat! Prior Interviews with Jennifer: Here, here, and here. Monica's two-day, 24-hour workshop REDISCOVER YOU, with guest teachers Kim Christenson and Rachel Nielson (use code "JULY" to save $50 during July, only!) Monica's next workshop in Walnut Creek, CA--get your tickets here and $15 each ticket when you buy two or more tickets with the code "TWOPLUS" Monica's Facebook and Instagram Contact Monica for podcast consulting and personal coaching More Podcasts from About Progress Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas
Rank #2: AP 164: How To Choose More Happiness || with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. Thank you for being a part of the About Progress community! I have a small favor to ask of you. Would you take this 30-second survey so that I can better understand this audience's demographics? It means so much to me that you show up here and allow me to produce this meaningful work! xo Monica This month has been centered on something seemingly simple, yet seriously powerful: happiness. One of the biggest takeaways has been how to fulfill this need internally, rather than relying on external factors. If you are still struggling, consider reframing how to choose more happiness as owning your choices. That's right! You can choose happiness. "I don't love my life, but I can't choose otherwise." Has that thought ever crossed your mind? Maybe it's your family, your career, your personal development, or something else entirely that you blame for your unhappiness. If so, you can learn to feel empowered by your choices (even the ones you've already made!). Sacrifice after sacrifice will not lead to happiness, but proper growth and prioritizing will. Psychotherapist, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife joins us for her sixth (!!) interview to share how you can learn to choose more happiness and why it is so important. If you're new to her, make sure to check out the past interviews here! This episode covers almost everything, from the very extreme to the very specific - she even lets us in on one of her client's recent revelations during a counseling session. Ultimately we all have the agency to make choices, as well as the ability to find happiness within them. This episode comes full circle with much of what you have already learned this month about happiness, priorities, putting yourself first, and finding joy. Tune in for one more push in the direction of finding, and choosing, what really makes you happy. SHOW NOTES Jennifer's Website, Instagram, and Facebook Take this 30-second survey to help me get to know this audience better! Snag your Loom Journal at an exclusive discount with code ABOUTPROGRESS thru May 17! Get your first month+ FREE with Libsyn using code MONICA FREE Printables, including this month’s Progress Plan Lend your voice and experience + be featured on the show HERE Join the free and private FB group Apply for the Progress Program: SMALL-group GROWTH coaching for women (applicants taken monthly!) Join Monica on Facebook and Instagram Songs Credit: Nicolai Heidlas
Rank #1: 9. Pregnancy: Your 40-Week Journey. If your pregnancy feels like it lasts forever, it's because at 40 weeks or 10 months, growing a baby is long and hard work! Tara and Layla break down your pregnancy by trimester and talk about everything that no one talks about from unrecognizable lady parts to delivery amnesia and everything in between!
Rank #2: 3. Tayla Q&A. You asked and we answered! Tara and Layla sit down and answer all of your questions starting with how Poppy & Dot came to be!
Rank #1: Episode 33: Jessica aka "Settie" of The Bucket List Family. Sarah talks to Jessica about about how her life has changed since became The Bucket List Family.
Rank #2: Episode 48: Sarah & Michelle from The Women with Fire: Say YES to THE QUEST. Do you ever wonder if you are on the right path that God wants you to be on? Do you kinda wish there were signs and mile markers along the way? Well, guess what! There are!..We are sharing the 8 elements with you in our new Thursday podcast. So, make sure you check in TODAY and listen to our new series called: Say YES to THE QUEST!
Rank #1: Setting Goals To Make Yourself Proud . Episode 31 - Get ready to fan girl over our favorite creative @jacimariesmith as we chat with her today on the podcast. We talk all about how she started a career in photography, creative inspiration, anxiety, and learning to make yourself proud.
Rank #2: Taking Risks To Start Something New . Episode 14 - Sitting down with our all time favorite vlogger - @aspynovard! After adventuring in Canada, we got to sit down and chat about how she got her start, her advice on starting something new, and being your true self. You'll leave feeling so inspired and 100% ready to start that thing you've always wanted!
Rank #1: Episode 21: Al Carraway. Al Carraway is an LDS convert, writer, multi-award-winning speaker, and author to best-selling book, "More Than the Tattooed Mormon," and "Cheers to Eternity!". Originally from New York, she now lives in Utah with her husband, Ben, and her two kids, Gracie and Christian. Her passion it is to tell everyone that happiness exists, and it comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has won multiple awards for her work including the 2016 — Woman + Biz Award and the 2014 — Donald C. Sloan Speech Award. On today's Episode, Nate and Drew chat with Al (once again from a closet) about her recent disastrous trip to the chiropractor (3:30), her day job working for the LDS church (10:00) and her backstory as a very rambunctious child (13:30). They start to get into her conversion story before Al calls Nate out for asking the most obvious question about meeting the missionaries (16:30). They talk about Al's life-changing moment and how she initially took the missionaries commitments as a challenge to prove them wrong (24:00). Her move to Utah proves to be harder than she initially thought (27:00) but through adversity found her calling. Al discusses the concept of "re-occuring thoughts" (32:00) and how they help her with decision making, and they discuss the role of faith and how it requires action and sometimes patience (38:00). They toss around the logic of outcome vs the logic of appropriateness and how it can ease the stress of making important life choices, and how Al has become relevant through her gift to crystalize the feelings we all go through with her writing and speeches (43:00). in our 7 seconds or less segment we learn a TON more about Al (52:00) including her take on the weirdness of Mormon culture (57:00) before finishing with our favorite hot seat question (01:00:00).
Rank #2: Episode 7: Gay Mormons living their faith - Conner, Mike & Matt . Conner Castagno is a compliance analyst for American Express who lives in New York City and attends church at a Manhattan singles ward. Matt Peterson works in marketing for a large New York City based music label and also attends a Manhattan YSA ward. Mike Barney works in Finance in New York City and attends LDS services every other week with his boyfriend, who is Catholic. On today's episode, Nate discusses with the guys their unique stories of who they are and how they navigate being active members of the church who are also openly gay. They discuss what options gay members of the LDS Church feel they are presented with when it comes to living the gospel (7:00), how they navigate their desire to have a family and procreate with their desire to live faithfully (15:00) and the questions that are commonly asked by their LDS friends and family about being gay (21:00). The guys explain to Nate how they navigate potential contradictions between lifestyle and gospel doctrine and why they choose to stay in the church (28:00). Nate is surprised at how supportive and accepting the members of the church have been to them, and asks what changes they'd hope to see culturally in the future (32:00). The guys offer differing views and advice for gay members of the church who are struggling to navigate the coming out process and still be active participants in the church (42:00) and how their views of having a family have evolved over time (48:00). They finish the conversation sharing some funny stories and reactions to their coming out process (55:00) and end with a great game of hot seat (01:09:00). Listen on iTunes
Rank #1: 51: How I Decorate My Home and Find Great Pieces at Great Prices. Having a home you love to come home to is so important. It’s our safe haven, and it’s so vital that you love your space. The thing people ask my advice on the most is interior design, so today I want to share my tips for decorating your home and finding great pieces at inexpensive prices. My grandmother is a professional interior designer and is truly the best of the best. My grandpa owns his own construction company, and with their powers combined, they truly are the original Chip and Joanna Gaines. My grandmother really taught me everything I know about interior design. She grew up an orphan and became an expert at making anything and everything look like a million dollars, even if it was inexpensive. I’ve grown up watching her create beauty out of everything she touches. So thanks to her, I know how to shop. Let pieces come to you One of the biggest mistakes I see people making is buying everything for their home when they’re moving. Don’t just buy to buy – you’ll end up buying things you need and not necessarily what you want. I’ve made this mistake myself. I’ll need a chair in a corner so I’ll run to the store and pick up a chair, even if I didn’t love it. I often find better things as time goes on. So learn from my mistakes: Let your pieces come to you. Don’t waste your money on something just for the sake of filling a space. It’s OK to have a space be empty for a while as you collect pieces you truly love and spark joy in your life. Give your home time and space to come together. Look online often for second-hand pieces My grandmother would tell you to go to flea markets and antique shops, but it’s hard to find good ones these days! So I turn to Craigslist. It’s one of my favorite spots to find treasures. Here’s a trick though: Instead of spending hours sorting through a lot of junk, do this: Click the city you’re in Click “For Sale” Click “Furniture” In the search bar, enter a brand you love I often search for Restoration Hardware, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and other brands/designers I like. This shows me exactly what’s available from them specifically. I like only looking at the brands I know I like as it saves me so much time and energy. I’ve been putting together my home office recently but the pieces I already had were a little too big for the room. So I went on Craigslist and typed in my favorite brands. While I was searching under West Elm, I found a beautiful white lacquer console that was perfect for my office. And now that’s where it sits! I scored it for only $200 and that was that. Another favorite piece of mine is my Restoration Hardware dining table. It sells for $3000 and I got it for $800. I also have beautiful Crate and Barrel brown leather bar stools that retailed for $300-$400 each. I was able to get both of them together for only $200. (And let me just say: Always pick up the pieces with a friend for your own safety!) Home Goods is your best friend The trick here is to go often and to keep your eyes open. It really is a treasure hunt in there. I try not to go with anything too specific in mind and instead let Home Goods show me what it has available. One warning: There’s a lot of cheesy products there. Be mindful of details that can make things look cheesy or cheap. For example, good trims must be watched – it’s one of those things that has to be done just right. Pay attention to those details. Something you can rely on Home Goods for are candles. Their selection is so good and the price point cannot be matched. Yes, you can even match your favorite Anthropologie candle for a fraction of the price. Some of my favorite candle brands are Sand + Fog and Scensational. Outlet furniture stores are my jam Did you know most furniture stores have outlets too? Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and other high-end stores have outlets. One thing to know: Clothing stores often have clothing specifically designed and manufactured for outlet stores, but that isn’t the case for furniture. Furniture outlets sell actual items that were in the store in some capacity, perhaps as a floor piece or something that was slightly damaged. You can actually get the things you see full price in the real store at a fraction of the cost. Shop local. As a small business owner, I love supporting other small businesses. And more than that, I love feeling like I’m finding a one-of-a-kind piece, and that happens more often than not at local stores. I know there’s a feeling that local stores are more expensive, but I haven’t always found that to be the case. If you can, try it out and shop local. Local stores will often have sales and big warehouse clearances so pay attention to when those opportunities come up! Here’s a recap for you of my top five tops: Let your pieces come to you. Look online for second-hand pieces. Home Goods is your best friend. Outlet furniture stores are my jam. Shop local. Want to hear more tips on interior design? Be sure to head to my site, TaylorMorgan.us, and sign up for my newsletter to get more tricks like this. And let me know what success you find trying out the tips above on Instagram @TaylorMorganDesign or @WhatTheEffPodcast.
Rank #2: 34: 5 Tips to Stay Organized. It may seem strange to devote a post to staying organized but when things are in order, your life is in order – and there is a peace to that. When you come home and your space is clean and uncluttered, I promise you will feel more inspired in other areas of your life. Your home should be where you go to recharge instead of being another thing to stress you out. Now I love to clean and organize. They’re both seriously one of my favorite things to do. I mastered my organizing skills by living in a tiny studio in New York City and these five habits became essential for me to keep my home – and my life – physically clean and organized. #1. Make your bed first thing in the morning. By making your bed right away, you’ve already accomplished a task. Psychologically, you’re setting your day up for a win because you set the tone that you are getting things done that day. And just imagine how wonderful it will be to crawl back into a nicely-made bed that night! #2. Load your dishwasher daily and run it every night. In the morning, empty it so it’s free to load again during the day. These single habit has been the gamechanger. That dishwasher is there for you – so use it! Having it ready to collect your dirty dishes helps you keep your sink clean as the day goes on, and that night, let the dishwasher get to work. The next morning, empty it out so it’s ready to collect your dishes during another day. When my kitchen’s a mess, I typically let the rest of my home go. So making my kitchen pristine, everything else feels cleaner. If you can keep your kitchen clean, you’re setting yourself up for success. #3. Run a load of laundry every day. Doing laundry is the worst. I get it. But I promise that it’s more time efficient to do a little laundry every day than to have clothes pile up waiting for you to tackle. Making your laundry loads smaller also helps you feel less overwhelmed when it comes to putting it away. #4. Do a 15-minute wipedown session before bed. Put a 15-minute timer on and see how much you can clean up right before bed. Whether you’re single, have roommates or a family, this can actually be kind of fun for everybody. Take the trash out, fluff pillows, put things away, whatever you can get done in that time period. Doing a little bit of maintenance each night helps make sure your house doesn’t look like a tornado hit it. #5. When you get mail or bring any shopping bags into your house, go through them immediately. This is big. You come inside with your hands filled with mail and bags. It’s easy to plop it down and do something else but stop and go through it really quickly! Throw away what you don’t need and move on with your day. Waiting to do these little tasks means mail and other piles of stuff just piles up … and piles up … and piles up. Bonus Tip: Whether you’re looking to deep clean your house or just do a regular clean-up, start by taking a trash bag and walk around your entire house. Start throwing away the very obvious trash in plain sight. This task instantly takes me from not being in the mood for cleaning to suddenly wanting to clean. Energy starts moving and I physically start feeling better doing this little task. Remember, the reason we do all this is because when your home is clean, it becomes a place for you to relax, be inspired and feel rejuvenated. Try implementing some of these tips in your life this week and don’t forget to tag me at @whattheeffpodcast on Instagram so I can see what you’re up to. And feel free to DM me on Instagram any of your cleaning tips and tricks! Priming Challenge Don’t forget: I’m doing a five-day priming challenge beginning Monday, April 29th! You can sign up right here to join. I’ll be going live with you each morning and teaching you my 15-minute priming routine. If you don’t know about priming, it’s an amazing way to remove negative chatter from your mind and it can help you manifest what you want in life. I’d love to hear your own experiences with priming. DM me on Instagram @whattheeffpodcast or @taylormorgandesign on Instagram with questions, comments or experiences as you begin priming. Links Join the priming challenge!
Rank #1: Love your neighbor...no matter who they are. An interview wtih Rosie Card of Q.Noor Temple Dresses. There might not be a more important gospel learning than to show love to our neighbor. We learn more about how in an interview with Roise Card of Q.Noor Temple Dresses. Check her out at https://qnoor.com/ And make sure to follow along with all things Help Me Understand at https://www.helpmeunderstandlds.com/
Rank #2: Mosiah 22 Help Me Understand The Book of Mormon. Limhi and his people are finally able to escape the Lamanites and return home. If you've ever done something dumb and felt like you needed help and God's love, understanding this chapter will help.