EP 32: Sarah DeGeorge on Getting Unstuck as a Freelancer, Part 2

 Sarah DeGeorge

Sarah DeGeorge

We are so happy to share the second half of Cynthia’s two-part interview with digital marketer and entrepreneur Sarah DeGeorge!

Cynthia's key moments and takeaways from the interview were:

  • You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of everyone else

  • It’s ok to be vulnerable ask others for help and support when you need it. Don’t let pride stop you from reaching out.

  • It’s important not to compare yourself to other people’s highlight reels on social media. SO many people struggle with that. It just makes you feel bad, and it’s not a fair comparison.

  • When Sarah’s dad got a serious diagnosis, she felt internal pressure to maybe work too hard, and she ended up feeling a lot of burnout.

  • It’s good for freelancers to avoid doing work outside of set work hours. Sarah ended up taking her work emails off of her phone so that her time off would actually be restful.

  • Sarah explains why she decided to take a leap and undergo a re-branding process for her business.

  • Why even established professionals sometimes feel imposter syndrome.


    Connect with Sarah DeGeorge:

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia & Brennen

This week our show is brought to you by Elite Strength Therapy from Ashley Burnley. Ashley specializes in functional strength training, pelvic floor & core rehab, and post-partum recovery. Ashley works with every client with great care, specializing and individualizing each workout for every single person who she works with. She takes a holistic approach to her personal training focusing on all aspects of wellness from physical activity to sleep to nutrition and especially incorporating the mind-body connection in all her work.

I have personally worked with Ashley to address my back pain and back issues that I had been having for years and couldn’t have asked for a better coach and support. Ashley is a rockstar trainer but also now a dear friend whose kindness and care for the people she works with is beyond measure. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her!

If you want to work with Ashley, you can contact her at elitestrengththerapy@gmail.com and if you mention “Goal Magic” to her, you will receive $20 your first session!

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EP 31: Sarah DeGeorge on Getting Unstuck as a Freelancer

 Digital Marketer Sarah DeGeorge

Digital Marketer Sarah DeGeorge

We are happy to share the first half of this two-part interview with digital marketer and entrepreneur Sarah DeGeorge. Sarah talks about the unusual path she took after college and why she continues to have resolve in taking that path. We were blown away at what happened that caused Sarah to have to re-evaluate what mattered to her in life and find her way back to balance. 

Cynthia's favorite takeaways from the interview were:

  • Your body will tell you to slow down when it needs to, and everyone needs to heed that warning when it happens. Sarah’s bout with shingles enables her to enter a new phase of her entrepreneurship as a result of her illness

  • Doing what you’re good at doesn’t always mean you should make money from it. Sometimes, doing what feels good/right for YOU is the best path forward

  • Sometimes, refining the scope of your skills and really honing in on something that you’re not only good at but that you enjoy is a means to driving more business. Although it may not feel that way because you are paring down what you focus on, the riches are often in very specified yet desirable areas of expertise

    Connect with Sarah DeGeorge:

  • sardegeorge@gmail.com

  • https://sdegeorge.weebly.com

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia & Brennen

This week our show is brought to you by Elite Strength Therapy from Ashley Burnley. Ashley specializes in functional strength training, pelvic floor & core rehab, and post-partum recovery. Ashley works with every client with great care, specializing and individualizing each workout for every single person who she works with. She takes a holistic approach to her personal training focusing on all aspects of wellness from physical activity to sleep to nutrition and especially incorporating the mind-body connection in all her work.

I have personally worked with Ashley to address my back pain and back issues that I had been having for years and couldn’t have asked for a better coach and support. Ashley is a rockstar trainer but also now a dear friend whose kindness and care for the people she works with is beyond measure. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her!

If you want to work with Ashley, you can contact her at elitestrengththerapy@gmail.com and if you mention “Goal Magic” to her, you will receive $20 your first session!

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EP 30: Lisa Lord on How Millennials are Changing Our World for the Better, Part 2

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Aaaaaand here's the second part of my chat with Lisa Lord! If you missed the first part from last week, you might want to go back and listen to that one. 

About Lisa:

Lisa Lord is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and executive coach who developed her point of view initially as an executive in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 corporations.

After decades of experience on the inside of corporations, Lisa chose to launch a unique coaching and consulting service to share her wisdom and help individuals advance their careers.  She is frequently engaged to help businesses re-humanize their employment practices, remembering that people are more than just assets. Lisa’s unique approach and passion helps individuals and leaders to make a meaningful connection with one another.

Lisa has helped clients to address disconnects due to generational differences, changes in employment practices, and a lack of self-awareness.  When individuals discover how to let their strengths shine, amazing transitions occur.

Connect with Lisa: 

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week our show is brought to you by Elite Strength Therapy from Ashley Burnley. Ashley specializes in functional strength training, pelvic floor & core rehab, and post-partum recovery. Ashley works with every client with great care, specializing and individualizing each workout for every single person who she works with. She takes a holistic approach to her personal training focusing on all aspects of wellness from physical activity to sleep to nutrition and especially incorporating the mind-body connection in all her work.

I have personally worked with Ashley to address my back pain and back issues that I had been having for years and couldn’t have asked for a better coach and support. Ashley is a rockstar trainer but also now a dear friend whose kindness and care for the people she works with is beyond measure. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her!

If you want to work with Ashley, you can contact her at elitestrengththerapy@gmail.com and if you mention “Goal Magic” to her, you will receive $20 your first session!

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EP 29: Lisa Lord on How Millennials are Changing Our World for the Better, Part 1

 Lisa Lord

Lisa Lord

Hey everyone and welcome to the GOAL MAGIC podcast, where it’s our mission to get you unstuck. Today I got to interview Lisa Lord. If you may not recall or hadn’t heard heard, I interviewed Lisa a few months ago  about her transition from corporate into professional coaching. Lisa and I chat about millennials and where her fascination with them came from, as well as how she is rocking the corporate world by changing the conversation about Millennials. I was really surprised to hear what Lisa uncovered about Millennials and their self-expectations.

Since there was so much to talk about, we split this episode into two parts. Here's the first part!

Top Takeaways from my interview with Lisa:

  • Instead of learning how to “manage” Millennials, corporate needs to learn to better tap into their talents as a more efficient way to use their resources

  • Millennials are able to focus on doing something they’re passionate about because, like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, so many of our needs are met AND there are a plethora of options to make money...which means Millennials can have the option to decide where they spend their professional energy and can craft a life on their own terms

  • Millennials have a lot of self expectations, driven from their use of technology, from things being “on-demand” and from their parents telling them “they can do anything” (which ended up being self-defeating because there are *so* many choices!)

  • Millennials are going to change our society and especially corporate in so many positive ways - it’s corporate’s responsibility to harness that energy and talent

Connect with Lisa: 

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week our show is brought to you by Elite Strength Therapy from Ashley Burnley. Ashley specializes in functional strength training, pelvic floor & core rehab, and post-partum recovery. Ashley works with every client with great care, specializing and individualizing each workout for every single person who she works with. She takes a holistic approach to her personal training focusing on all aspects of wellness from physical activity to sleep to nutrition and especially incorporating the mind-body connection in all her work.

I have personally worked with Ashley to address my back pain and back issues that I had been having for years and couldn’t have asked for a better coach and support. Ashley is a rockstar trainer but also now a dear friend whose kindness and care for the people she works with is beyond measure. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her!

If you want to work with Ashley, you can contact her at elitestrengththerapy@gmail.com and if you mention “Goal Magic” to her, you will receive $20 your first session!

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EP 28: Mike Michalowicz on Designing Your Business to Run Like Clockwork

 Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz

Today we have an absolutely incredible guest for you: prolific business author, podcaster and speaker Mike Michalowicz. Mike has a brand new book out called Clockwork that’s all about creating a business that actually runs itself and keeps on earning you money, even when you’re sipping drinks on the beach. If you’re running a business, or planning to launch one, this episode and Clockwork will absolutely get you on track for sustainable, scalable success.

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, Surge and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. Mike travels the world as an entrepreneurial advocate. He is globally recognized as the guy who “challenges outdated business beliefs” and teaches us what to do about it. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Mike’s Profit First Podcast, which you can find at mikemichalowicz.com.

We talked about: 

  • Our worst plane experiences (Mike's was scary, mine was ridiculous)
  • Mike's mission of eradicating entrepreneurial poverty
  • How entrepreneurs often get stuck in survival mode
  • The secret sauce behind effective delegation (it wasn't what I thought!)
  • How to identify your company's "Queen Bee Role"
  • Why our egos get in the way of scaling our businesses
  • Why sitting in your parked car every day can change the trajectory of your business(!)
  • And so much more!

Connect with Mike Michalowicz:

Onward,
Brennen

This week our show is brought to you by Brie Valencia Designs. Brie specializes in helping small businesses articulate, document and translate the personality and values of their brands into meaningful creative solutions that drive results.

Brie worked on designing some of our photos and parts of our website for GOAL MAGIC and she did such an amazing job! She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of marketing and design...and to top it off, she is an absolute a pleasure to work with. Whether you’re looking for a fresh new website, branding and logo design, or marketing collateral, Brie will bring your ideas to life. She is that good!

For our listeners only, get 10% off when you mention GOAL MAGIC. To contact Brie, check out her website at brievalencia.com or email her at hello@brievalencia.com.

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EP 27: A Cheat Code to Life?

 A Vermont cloud photo by Brennen to brighten your day

A Vermont cloud photo by Brennen to brighten your day

Today we chatted about dealing with (outside) negativity you start to get unstuck. We also talked about what we're calling Spontaneous Excellence, and why it's like a cheat code to life. Finally, we give some bonus tips about "money-maker" apps on your smartphone. There's lots of good stuff and we hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!

Also: GOAL MAGIC was named one of Philadelphia Magazine's 13 Made-in-Philly Podcasts to Listen to Right Now! Hooray!!

Oh, and here's the Mel Robbins Ted Talk we mentioned in the episode. It's pretty awesome, so we'll try hard to get Mel on the show for you guys one day. 

Onward,
Cynthia & Brennen

This week's healthy episode is sponsored by Wellness by Cynthia. Wellness by Cynthia is my own site and blog where I educate and dish about my favorite wellness products, tips, and experiences. Check it out! https://wellnessbycynthia.com/
 
BONUS: If you enroll as a Young Living essential oils rewards member, I’ll give you $10 towards your second order when you contact me and mention the code “Goal Magic.”

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EP 26: Adventures with Cynthia & Brennen

 Brennen with his new cycling "brother" Ignacio (Nacho) Pino, who helped him climb Mt. Baldy in LA.

Brennen with his new cycling "brother" Ignacio (Nacho) Pino, who helped him climb Mt. Baldy in LA.

Hey everybody! In this week's episode, Cynthia and I share some adventures going on with our lives right now, including some BIG news. We wanted to show you that we're constantly working on getting unstuck and growing, just like you are. We hope you enjoy our tales of cycling, new friendships, half-marathons and lots more!

Onward,
Cynthia & Brennen

This week's healthy episode is sponsored by Wellness by Cynthia. Wellness by Cynthia is my own site and blog where I educate and dish about my favorite wellness products, tips, and experiences. Check it out! https://wellnessbycynthia.com/
 
BONUS: If you enroll as a Young Living essential oils rewards member, I’ll give you $10 towards your second order when you contact me and mention the code “Goal Magic.”

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EP 25: Cheryl Rice on Transforming Pain & Loss into Growth

 Cheryl Rice

Cheryl Rice

I am so happy to share this interview with Cheryl Rice, who spent many years in corporate before stepping out and beginning her coaching practice as well as her You Matter Marathon. She talks about her pivotal moment when literally her body was speaking to her to make a life shift - I was shocked at what happened that caused Cheryl to reflect on her life and ultimately make the career switch.

About Cheryl Rice:

Cheryl Rice works with high potential leaders at every level. She has been working with clients to improve individual, team and executive performance for over 20 years. Cheryl’s speaking, and coaching clients include: Pfizer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Drexel University, Campbells Soup, and the Wharton School.

Cheryl has held significant positions in the healthcare, financial
services and technology industries. Past corporate positions include Director of Organization Development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, AVP of Leadership Development at ACE International, and leadership consulting roles at CIGNA, NovaCare, and SMS (now Siemens).

Cheryl is especially gifted in helping women cultivate their leadership presence, develop confidence, and establish a healthy and mindful approach to work and life. She is also the author of the inspiring memoir, Where Have I Been All My Life? Additionally, her essays and commentaries have appeared in local and national publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, Cure Today, and Maria Shriver’s Blog, Architects of Change.  

In 2016 Cheryl founded the You Matter Marathon (no running required!), a global kindness and community building program in 59 countries.

With a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University, an MS in Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine
University, Cheryl brings significant academic training to compliment her
practical work experience. Additionally, Cheryl is an ICF certified coach, has a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and taught classes in organization change at local universities.

Highlights from Cheryl's interview 

  • A case of hives revealed to Cheryl how unhappy she was in her corporate life
  • After she quit her job she felt untethered and unnerved
  • Cheryl had to create structures in her life to feel centered
  • She kept hustling and doing piecemeal work
  • She was doing a lot of journaling and created "monthly reports' for her goals
  • She started training for a half marathon to reframe her view of herself
  • She also worked with a coach
  • Started to think of herself more as a business owner
  • It's really important to honor your relationships and keep in touch with people
  • What goes up, goes down... and what goes down goes up
  • It helps to replace anxiety with curiosity and confidence
  • Cheryl believes in planting seeds with people
  • "Where can I add value in a way that makes me feel alive"
  • "Find your tribe and love on them, and you will get love back"
  • The sudden death of her mom led to great sadness, but also insights
  • She mined her grief to grow as a person
  • When you feel stuck, try shaking your body
  • All about how Cheryl founded the You Matter Marathon (no running required)
  • and so much more!

Connect with Cheryl:

youmattermarathon.com
yourvoiceyourvision.com
Email: cheryl AT yourvoiceyourvision.com

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week's healthy episode is sponsored by Wellness by Cynthia. Wellness by Cynthia is my own site and blog where I educate and dish about my favorite wellness products, tips, and experiences. Check it out! https://wellnessbycynthia.com/
 
BONUS: If you enroll as a Young Living essential oils rewards member, I’ll give you $20 towards your order when you contact me at hello@wellnessbycynthia.com and mention the code “Goal Magic.”

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EP 24: Jennifer Buxton on Getting Unstuck Through Blogging and Travel

 Jennifer Buxton

Jennifer Buxton

I am thrilled to share this lovely interview with Jennifer Buxton, who started her career as an educator, then transitioned into blogging as The Real Posh Mom, which eventually lead her to her work empowering women as well as being a content strategist. Jennifer’s journey  took her and her family to Montenegro. She talks about what it was like to overhaul her life - she revealed something to me in that part of the interview that made me think about my own life and how I define it. Strap yourself in for this interview because it rocked my world!

Highlights from Jennifer's interview:

  • Jennifer started blogging organically while she was bored at home with her young child
  • The blog grew as she started responding to reader questions and comments
  • She was determined not to lose herself as a person after becoming a mom
  • Eventually a company flew her out and paid Jennifer (along with other bloggers) to get a spa treatment
  • She started presenting herself as a sort of freelance marketer for companies who wanted to reach her audience
  • Began to feel more like a full-on businesswoman and less like a mom who had a blog
  • Started to become a brand ambassador for companies she really loved
  • She is not a big fan of unhealthy competitiveness, especially among women
  • "Comparison is the thief of joy"
  • She made it her mission to empower women and help them find their voices
  • She and her husband were working too hard though, and they needed to make a change
  • Her husband was feeling like every day was Groundhog's Day
  • Eventually they sold almost all of their possessions and moved to Montenegro
  • Once a year, sit back and evaluate what you're doing in life
  • Slowing down is not a bad thing
  • She and her husband ended up opening a co-working space in Montenegro
  • "Never feel stuck because you always have choices!"

Connect with Jennifer:

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week's healthy episode is sponsored by Wellness by Cynthia. Wellness by Cynthia is my own site and blog where I educate and dish about my favorite wellness products, tips, and experiences. Check it out! https://wellnessbycynthia.com/
 
BONUS: If you enroll as a Young Living essential oils rewards member, I’ll give you $20 towards your order when you contact me at hello@wellnessbycynthia.com and mention the code “Goal Magic.”

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EP 23: Robert Farrington on Turning Your Side Hustle into Your Main Hustle

 Robert Farrington

Robert Farrington

What’s up everyone and welcome to the GOAL MAGIC podcast, where it’s our mission to help you get unstuck and get going! Today I got to interview Robert Farrington, who is a Millennial money expert and founder of thecollegeinvestor.com. Robert’s path is a fascinating one—starting with his time working as a manager at Target while blogging on the side, to making $45,000 a month (!) on his blog. How’d he do it? Robert gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his journey in this episode! 

Top Takeaways from Robert:
 

  • Robert always saw his blog The College Investor as a side hustle (until recently)
  • He kept going because he loved it
  • It took him a long time to start making money from the project
  • Things started happening when he began networking with other bloggers
  • Industry conferences really helped as influencers started sharing his content
  • He learned to listen to readers and produce content they wanted, rather than what he wanted
  • Think about your ROI before investing in an expensive degree
  • "Show me where you spend your money and time, and I'll show you what you value"
  • Really look at your household expenses closely. Chances are you can reduce them
  • Look for ways to earn more money in your spare time
  • It's important to challenge assumptions about success
  • If you have an unconventional lifestyle, some people may be judgmental

Connect with Robert: 

Blog: The College Investor
Podcast: The College Investor Audioshow
Youtube

I hope this episode inspires you to go for your dreams! 

Here's to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week's healthy episode is sponsored by Wellness by Cynthia. Wellness by Cynthia is my own site and blog where I educate and dish about my favorite wellness products, tips, and experiences. Check it out! https://wellnessbycynthia.com/
 
BONUS: If you enroll as a Young Living essential oils rewards member, I’ll give you $20 towards your order when you contact me at hello@wellnessbycynthia.com and mention the code “Goal Magic.”

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