EP 59: Trusting & Following Your Vision with Lauren Nolan-Sellers

We’ve got a fantastic episode for you all this week, featuring Philly’s own Lauren Nolan-Sellers. Lauren was a school teacher but quickly found herself staring out her classroom window, feeling like she was missing out on the world. After having a life-altering event where Lauren almost died, she decided NOW was her time to follow her vision. She dug into her desire to do interior design and the rest has now become history. As Lauren says during our interview, “life presents you with opportunity and you have the chance to rise and meet it, or not.”

Lauren Nolan-Sellers

Lauren Nolan-Sellers

About Lauren Nolan-Sellers

Awarding-winning interior decorator, Lauren Nolan-Sellers exploded onto the scene in 2012 co-founding Trust the Vision Decor, a residential design firm based out of Greater Philadelphia, PA. She, along with her partner Wendy, have imparted their unique design sense and straight forward business systems to create a flawless experience serving clients up and down the east coast.

Since the inception of Trust the Vision Decor, the pair has sky-rocketed to success with a client list that includes celebrities, media personalities, and professional athletes. Lauren has become one the premier designers in their region and amassed over 30,000 followers on Facebook while continuing to demonstrate exponential growth appearing in local, regional, and national media outlets including articles in Philadelphia Magazine, a segment on Fox's Good Day Philadelphia, and a profile in Curve, a national women's magazine.

As an actively working interior design professional, Lauren continues to find success taking on new clients and large scale projects. In experiencing her immense growth, she searched for a way to "pay it forward" and help other designers/ decorators gain a massive head start in their own businesses. This search culminated in the formulation of Aspiring Designers, a comprehensive program for designers and decorators that teaches them to implement Lauren's world class business systems and strategies so they can catapult themselves to success. This all-encompassing program nick-named the "Design Business in a Box" pulls the curtain back and teaches you the exact systems Lauren uses so that you can live the life you want and create a sustainable, profitable design business.

The mission is simple: To help designers and decorators grow & scale a design business that consistently generates 5-figures or more a month without sacrificing your time and freedom even if you've got no idea where to begin.

Lauren and her wife Wendy share two children, ages 6 and 9 months.  They reside in Bucks County but are in the process of remodeling and creating their dream home in South Jersey.

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Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week our show is brought to you by Brennen’s “Morning Habits.” Brennen shares his tips for his morning routine that help him rock his day. All of his tips are easy to use and incorporate into your life so even if you only try one, you’re going to get some amazing benefits from it! I don’t want to give anything away, so just go to www.goalmagic.co/morninghabits to get your tips today!

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EP 58: Bohemian Bosslady Kathryn Morrison on Exiting Corporate, Taking the Leap into the Unknown

Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn Morrison

If you’re listening to our show it’s usually because you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are seeking stories and content that feeds that part of you. Many of you may still be in corporate jobs and grinding away, but know that there is something better...more fulfilling...and more rewarding than what you’re doing at your corporate job. Some of you may actually have a hunch as to what that is because you have a hobby or side hustle that you love, but are too scared or aren’t sure whether you can make a living from it, even though that’s really what your heart wants. Today’s episode will make you want to take the leap after you hear Kathryn’s story about how she built Bohemian Bosslady and exited corporate to live a more fulfilling and intentional life.

About Kathryn Morrison:

Kathryn grew up as your stereotypical "smart kid" and regurgitated information really well on standardized tests. And while the external validation that came from that felt pretty good for the ego, she always had a more creative, bohemian spirit. After college she honored that spirit and took off to live in Namibia for a year as a volunteer teacher. But returning home afterwards the Great Recession was in full force, so her fearful lizard brain mapped her straight into the corporate world, then spending a number of years in business strategy and development in tech companies between San Francisco and Austin. But despite the cushy salary, there was always a gnawing feeling that she wanted something more, better...different. She tried to cover the feeling with social media scrolling and the nightly glasses of wine, but after having children she realized how out of integrity she was with telling them to go after her dreams, when she had abandoned hers. After crafting a life and business fully in alignment with her values and priorities, she now helps others do the same.
Connect with Kathryn Morrison:

Socials: @bohemianbosslady
https://bohemianbosslady.com/

Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

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This week our show is brought to you by Brennen’s “Morning Habits.” Brennen shares his tips for his morning routine that help him rock his day. All of his tips are easy to use and incorporate into your life so even if you only try one, you’re going to get some amazing benefits from it! I don’t want to give anything away so just go to www.goalmagic.co/morninghabits to get your tips today!

EP 57: How to Stop Mindless Social Media Scrolling

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Today we have an impactful (but fun) episode where Cynthia and I discuss ways to curb social media overload on our smartphones. We discuss ways to use social media mindfully instead of just mindlessly scrolling through images and videos without really having a purpose to the activity besides entertaining or numbing ourselves. If this topic resonates with you, I wrote an in-depth blog post about it on our brand new Goal Magic blog. I hope you check it out after you listen to the episode.

Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Brennen

This week our show is brought to you by Brennen’s “Morning Habits.” Brennen shares his tips for his morning routine that help him rock his day. All of his tips are easy to use and incorporate into your life so even if you only try one, you’re going to get some amazing benefits from it! I don’t want to give anything away, so just go to www.goalmagic.co/morninghabits to get your tips today!

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EP 56: Tina Caye: Deconstructing and Reclaiming “Entitlement” for Everyone

Tina Caye

Tina Caye

Tina Caye’s life and career path has been nothing short of adventurous. She came from humble beginnings in a tiny town of 750 people in Southern Illinois. Tina left to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, where she studied Motion Media Design and Dance. She started out freelancing and tending bar while doing odd-job animations and logo designs living in Savannah and then embarked upon her next grand adventure – Hawaii. While there, Tina worked for a green energy startup and a small advertising agency as Creative Director and fell in love with the job. She has been working in that capacity since. She has tried it all, from advertising to startups, a healthcare IT firm, government consulting firm and now financial services.

She has recently spent some time digging into her belief that fear can be the main driving factor in your life and as long as you're aware of it, you can make leaps forward in spite of that fear. As Oprah might say "The thing I know for sure..." is that everyone has one thing they are uniquely qualified to bring to this world and share. She has come to discover that hers is her story and core beliefs. Tina believes if we remain curious and passionate, life becomes a story worth telling. She gets a real rush out of finding people’s hidden passions and talents and empowering them to do their best work. Leadership is something she takes seriously and enabling change through authenticity is a real passion. She has some fun things up my sleeves in the coming months and years and can't wait to share it!

Tina believes life is meant to be an adventure and that settling for less than your dreams is not an option.

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Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

This week our show is brought to you by Brennen’s “Morning Habits.” Brennen shares his tips for his morning routine that help him rock his day. All of his tips are easy to use and incorporate into your life so even if you only try one, you’re going to get some amazing benefits from it! I don’t want to give anything away, so just go to www.goalmagic.co/morninghabits to get your tips today!

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EP 55: Using the Breath to Tap into Our Deepest Selves, with Michelle D’Avella

Michelle D’Avella

Michelle D’Avella

We have a wonderful episode for you this week, featuring breathwork expert Michelle D’Avella. You’ll get to hear her story of getting unstuck and overcoming problems that she had buried deep inside. If you’ve never tried breathwork, then this is your lucky day, because Michelle leads on a wonderful session toward the end of the interview. Please note: Do not follow along with the guided breathwork if you are driving or operating machinery. It should only be done safely at home, preferably reclining. With that said, please enjoy the episode!

About Michelle:

Michelle D’Avella is an author, certified breathwork facilitator, and spiritual mentor. She helps her clients empower themselves to heal their emotions and transform painful experiences into valuable life lessons. Michelle is an advocate for showing up for yourself, honoring the healing process, and creating a soul-fueled life. She has been featured in W Magazine, MyDomaine, Covetuer, and more. Learn more about Michelle and her work at pushingbeauty.com and follow her on Instagram for daily doses of inspiration.

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Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

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