Thrive On Life Podcast
E57: How to Actually Execute on All Your Amazing Ideas with Erin Finley, Founder of Girls with Goals

E57: How to Actually Execute on All Your Amazing Ideas with Erin Finley, Founder of Girls with Goals

August 6, 2020

We love to check in with the Mrs. behind Thrive On Life every few months, the wonderful Erin Finley. Be a fly on the wall and listen to how power couples push each other to reach their full potential.

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Erin has amazing ideas to inspire and support women, and she has already made massive moves on her vision by starting with monthly virtual meet-ups covering topics like self-doubt, procrastination, habits, confidence, and identity. However, like so many of us, she’s been getting in her own way in terms of taking actions necessary to see the full vision really come to life.

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CJ grills Erin (out of love, of course) in this episode to really get to the core of what’s holding Erin back. We bet most listeners out there will find themselves in Erin’s relatable struggles. The two are able to talk things through and really bring awareness to the fears holding us back, and actionable solutions to move forward.

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Erin also has an exciting new fitness and wellness platform in the works, unlike any other! Be sure to tune in to hear more, and we’d really appreciate it if you’d rate and leave a review so more people can be a part of the vision!

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Connect with Erin Finley

Instagram: @erin.spiration, @girlswithgoalsinc

erin@girlswgoalsinc.com

 

Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

E56: Don’t Eat Your Feelings with Engineer-Turned-Emotional Eating Coach Ellie Rome, Founder of MindfulBellie

E56: Don’t Eat Your Feelings with Engineer-Turned-Emotional Eating Coach Ellie Rome, Founder of MindfulBellie

July 29, 2020

Learn how Ellie Rome, Engineer-Turned Emotional Eating Coach and Founder of MindfulBellie, went from sugar addiction, binge eating to numb her feelings, and adverse health issues, to learning to eat mindfully and taking back control of her health. AND running her own successful coaching business we might add!

 

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  • She tells us all about the success she's had on the Carnivore diet for her autoimmune and digestive problems, as well as eczema. 
  • She gives amazing tips for mindful eating and finding a diet that works for you, and reminds us to never give up on our health!
  • We also dive into Ellie's backstory and what her transition from chemical engineer to entrepreneur and coach was like. She shares so much wisdom that anyone currently in corporate thinking to jump ship could benefit from!
  • Lastly, we go DEEP on money mindset challenges that so many entrepreneurs face...Where is the next paycheck coming from? How will I get insurance? And how to tactfully plan your transition from corporate to entrepreneur.

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If you’re struggling with autoimmune disease, binge eating or sugar addiction and curious to learn how to eat mindfully, be sure to follow @mindfulbellie on Instagram and look out for her 21 day reset challenge!

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For full show notes and resources: https://www.thriveonlife.com/podcast

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Connect with Ellie Rome
@mindfulbellie
www.mindfulbellie.com

 

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:
https://www.thriveonlife.com
https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley
https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

E55: Thriving on True Positivity and Self Acceptance with Zac Sagay, Realtor, Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher

E55: Thriving on True Positivity and Self Acceptance with Zac Sagay, Realtor, Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher

July 23, 2020

How many of you will choose courage over comfort?

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Oftentimes, we put on a fake smile, we don’t speak up about our needs, we don’t show our vulnerability, we don’t speak out against injustice, because it’s just too uncomfortable.

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Zac was putting on a facade as a super happy and positive person for a long time until the pain became so great that he was desperate to make a change. Coming from a troubling childhood and being a victim of police brutality, Zac turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism.

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After two DWI’s, he checked himself into rehab as a Hail Mary to get his life back on track. It turned out to be the best thing he could have done for himself. He finally could share his emotions openly, learn healthy coping mechanisms, and actually have time to hear himself think and notice the self-hating thoughts that had been holding him back.

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Now, Zac is killing it in Austin as a licensed realtor, personal trainer, and most recently, yoga teacher. Now, his positivity and brightness is authentic and he hopes to use yoga to help at-risk communities to heal and handle adversity in a healthy way.

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Tune in to hear Zac’s traumatic experience with police brutality, what lessons and transformations he had in rehab, Zac and CJ’s perspectives on what vulnerability looks like in relationships, and much more.

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For full show notes and resources: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources

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Connect with Zac Sagay
Instagram: @zacquarius
Are you a first time buyer in the Austin area? Reach out: https://www.davisagencytx.com/agents/zac-sagay/

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:
https://www.thriveonlife.com
https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley
https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

E54: Thrive On Giving Yourself Permission with Rachel Musquiz, Founder of Curcuma Kitchen

E54: Thrive On Giving Yourself Permission with Rachel Musquiz, Founder of Curcuma Kitchen

July 16, 2020
Rachel Musquiz is truly a breath of fresh air in the way that she does life. She does what makes her feel good, simple as that, and the life she has built for herself is an inspiring example of what happens when you trust your gut, lean into your passions, work hard, and take care of your health. 
 
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Rachel is the Founder and CEO of Curcuma, a conscious food company founded on the belief that food is medicine and with the mission to nourish the people intentionally and sustainably. You may have heard of her famous Golden Mylk and had a visit to the food truck in Austin!
 
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Rachel brings fiery energy to the pod as she walks us through her very unconventional journey to finding her passion, fulfilling her purpose and growing and scaling her business to the point that she can take a step back and go on an exciting cross country road trip!
 
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Learn all about how she went from working at E! News in LA, to getting her Masters in Media in New York and working for Vanity Fair, to being a chef in Italy with zero formal culinary education, to spotting a cute food truck in Austin, buying it three days later and figuring it all out as she went along. Plus, learn more about herbalism and Ayurveda, an ancient natural healing system that is all about living in balance.
 
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For full show notes and resources: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources
 
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Connect with Rachel:
 
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E53: Taking Smart Risks in Business & How to Be a Trendsetter with MSW Lounge Founders Jon Mendoza, RN, and Baldo Garza

E53: Taking Smart Risks in Business & How to Be a Trendsetter with MSW Lounge Founders Jon Mendoza, RN, and Baldo Garza

July 9, 2020

Henry Ford said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Oftentimes people don’t know what they need, we have to show them.

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This means that you’re creating something new. And when you’re doing something that’s never been done, you’re going to be called crazy. You’re going to fail. You’re going to have to take calculated risks.

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That’s what we’re here to talk about at Thrive HQ with seasoned smart risk-takers Nurse Jon Mendoza and Baldo Garza, Founders of MSW Vitamin Lounge, a vitamin bar (think delicious multivitamin drinks rather than alcoholic drinks), as well as vitamin products and health consultations. They are #keepingaustinvitamized and creating a healthcare space that feels more like home rather than a doctor’s office.

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On this educational episode of Thrive On Life, we investigate:

-What it means to be a trendsetter in your industry

-The difference between PRICE and COST and how this understanding impacts your long-term business growth and personal health

-The backstory of MSW Lounge and what they’ve learned about starting small and thinking big

-What to look out for when hiring a consultant

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For full show notes and resources: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources

 

If you’re in the Austin area and want a fun and welcoming health experience, book an appointment at their website: https://www.mswlounge.com/ and connect with them on Instagram: @mswlounge

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

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E52: How to Stop Self Sabotaging and Start NOW with MAJiK Marketing Co-Founders Joe Kerns and Mike Alvarez

E52: How to Stop Self Sabotaging and Start NOW with MAJiK Marketing Co-Founders Joe Kerns and Mike Alvarez

July 2, 2020

At Thrive, we are not about labeling ourselves by a certain job title, and our next guests exemplify perfectly why that is. They refuse to be limited by other people’s rules and expectations.

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They are Joseph Kerns and Mike Alvarez, the masterminds behind MAJiK Marketing. 

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How do you know if you’re on the right path?

How do you pivot to a totally new career path when your identity is so tied into your current path?

How do you make incremental progress towards your dreams when you’re stuck in perfectionism and fear of failure?

How do you blend the disciplines of science and behavioral psychology into your marketing strategy in order to truly build connections with your audience and drive results?

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These are just a few of the questions answered in this value-packed episode of Thrive On Life.

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Joe and Mike help CEOs, coaches, and consultants to craft strategy-first email marketing campaigns that build relationships and generate income. Not only do they write compelling copy for you, but they also teach you how to do it by providing you with a framework and a system that you can learn and execute.

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But they didn't just show up to the world knowing how to do this. It was a long and bumpy ride to getting to where they are today, and they share all the failures, limiting beliefs, lessons learned and mindset shifts in this episode.

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For full show notes and resources, visit: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources

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Connect and Work with Mike and Joe:

https://majik.co/

@josephfkerns

@mike__alvarez_

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

E51: Thriving on Self Worth and Knowing Yourself with Therapist and Business Coach Vasavi Kumar

E51: Thriving on Self Worth and Knowing Yourself with Therapist and Business Coach Vasavi Kumar

June 25, 2020

Vasavi Kumar found herself divorced, financially dependent on her parents, and checking herself back into rehab (round two) for her cocaine and alcohol addiction at the age of 37.

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She’d gone from being on TV interviews, very well known and respected in her industry, to being a nobody. She had been a “good little Indian girl" her whole life, getting the Ivy League education, getting married to a nice Indian man, growing a successful business - she was checking all the boxes.

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But she was broken inside. Everything she did was to be SEEN by others, to try and make herself feel worthy, but she was totally disconnected from herself. 

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Now, she is 1.5 years sober, happily single, loves herself, widely successful in her business, totally sure of herself, and not afraid to say no. 

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This interview is full of fiery energy as Vasavi passionately speaks from the heart her journey from zero respect for herself to standing fully in her power now, and her strong-held belief that when we know ourselves; we can be, do, and have anything.

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If her story resonates with you and you are looking for a business coach who can help with the marketing and strategy but also the mindset blocks and self-confidence, don’t hesitate to reach out to Vasavi on Instagram @highervasavi and head to her website for her free guide filled with powerful habits to help you live in power: vasavikumar.com/freeguide

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For full show notes and resources, visit: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources

 

Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

E50: Thrive On Human Rights and Equality: Discussing Current Racial Injustice Events with Faiez Rana

E50: Thrive On Human Rights and Equality: Discussing Current Racial Injustice Events with Faiez Rana

June 18, 2020

This episode is special not only because we’ve hit a milestone at episode number 50, but we are also in the middle of a major moment in history. CJ brings on Faiez Rana, one of his best friends in Austin, who was the very first guest on the first-ever episode of the Thrive On Life Podcast, back for the 50th episode to discuss their thoughts and feelings around the current modern-day civil rights movement.

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This episode is not about business, we’ll just get that out of the way. Right now, there are way more important things to discuss, aka HUMAN LIVES and equality.

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We don't have all the answers here. But Faiez fills us in on what he learned by re-reading Martin Luther King's autobiography and what parallels we can draw from the events happening now, to the civil rights movement in the ‘60s, and how we can act more strategically.

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If you’d like to continue staying involved in conversations like these and discussing what we can do to help, we will be having a Zoom call within the online membership community on Tuesday, June 17th at 7 pm CST. Just shoot us a DM on Instagram and let us know you want in, and tell your friends!

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Connect with Faiez Rana and order from Prep To Your Door:

Website: https://www.preptoyourdoor.com/

Instagram: @preptoyourdoor and @faiezrana

E48 The Truth Hurts and Here’s Why You Need It with Aaron Walker, Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds

E48 The Truth Hurts and Here’s Why You Need It with Aaron Walker, Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds

June 4, 2020

Aaron Walker was just 18 years old when he started his first business in 1978, which he scaled and eventually sold off to a Fortune 500 company. He could have retired at the age of 27, but instead, he launched and scaled 14 more successful businesses and worked harder than anyone else.

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But something tragic happened in his 40's that changed his life forever and made him realize that if he kept going the way he was going, the only legacy he'd leave behind was that he was a poor boy from Nashville who made a lot of money. He decided that's not what he wanted to be known for, because really, no one cares about how much money you made, they care about the IMPACT you had on their life.

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He wanted to use his God-given gifts for teaching, mentoring, and coaching, plus his years of experience in growing successful businesses, to help others who wanted to follow in his footsteps. 

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Aaron Walker is the Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron, a network of masterminds designed to help men (and now women!) achieve excellence in business and in life, and creator of The Mastermind Playbook. He's been a guest on top ranking podcasts such as Entrepreneurs On Fire with John Lee Dumas (FIVE times) and Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn.

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You're gonna want to take out your notebook and pen for this episode. Hundreds of people have paid thousands of dollars for Aaron's coaching and decades of experience, and you are getting an hour PACKED with his best teachings in this episode, for free!

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For full show notes and resources, visit: https://www.thriveonlife.com/resources

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Work with and connect with Aaron Walker

Website to join a mastermind: viewfromthetop.com

To purchase the Mastermind Playbook: themastermindplaybook.com

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

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ThriveHQ is also closed for the time being, but be sure to DM us on IG at @thriveonlife if you want access to our new FREE online community, filled with resources to help you THRIVE.

E47 How to Live a Balanced Life with Clint Harwick, Founder of Body of Youth

E47 How to Live a Balanced Life with Clint Harwick, Founder of Body of Youth

May 28, 2020

In many ways, for a lot of us, our lives as we knew them have completely changed as a result of the pandemic. Some will assume the victim role and blame the circumstances for why they’re not where they want to be in life, while others will choose to define their circumstances and be the creator of a life they love.

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Clint Harwick is an ex-professional athlete, exercise physiologist, licensed therapist, Dr. of Physical Therapy Student, and Founder of Body of Youth. He works with people whose lives have been changed forever all the time in the physical rehabilitation setting. He helps his patients and 1:1 clients transform from feeling hopeless about the life they’ve lost, to living a balanced life they’re excited about by tackling every aspect of physical and mental wellbeing.

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Clint embodies the lifestyle that he teaches other people how to achieve. He is clear on his foundational values and pillars of passion, which helps him know where to invest his time, his energy, and how to make decisions. 

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He shares with us everything he's learned over the years about living a balanced life on this episode of the Thrive On Life Podcast.

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If you’re interested in working 1:1 with Clint and/or following his journey, please visit his website (https://www.bodyofyouth.com), join his email newsletter, and follow his Instagram & TikTok @bodyofyouth. 

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Connect with CJ Finley and Thrive On Life:

https://www.thriveonlife.com

https://www.instagram.com/cj.finley

https://www.instagram.com/thriveonlife

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ThriveHQ is also closed for the time being, but be sure to DM us on IG at @thriveonlife if you want access to our new FREE online community, filled with resources to help you THRIVE.

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