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2 minutes | 3 months ago
Podcast Maternity Break - I'll Be Back Soon!
Hey there! It’s Leyla. I wanted to give an update on the podcast. As I’m recording this I am 39 weeks pregnant and about to pop literally any day now… I am so excited to welcome my second baby girl into the world. Check out my Instagram @LeylaSarper I am sure it will be filled with baby pics and story updates. The plan for the podcast is to take a break while I’m on maternity leave so I can fully be present with the new baby and my family and try not to be a sleep-deprived zombie. But I’ll be back! I’m guessing starting back up Dec 1st, but who knows, maybe I’ll just wait till the new year. I’m just playing it by ear. It could be sooner too! I’m not going to put any hard deadlines on myself. Thank you for supporting the podcast with your time. It means the world to me that you’ve listened to one episode, or a few, or more! I know, you’re devastated there won’t be any new episodes to listen to, so I will recommend my favorite podcast, The Skinny Confidential, The GaryVee Audio Experience, and The Motherly Podcast. All solid choices. 2020 has been...challenging. But has also been a blessing in disguise for many of us as we’ve had to take a good hard look at what we want to do in life. Now is the time to take action. Take messy action. Do not fall into the perfection trap. Just move forward. And don’t care what people say. They will try to talk you out of it potentially or give their reasons why you won’t be good at that thing. Don’t listen. You know what’s the truth because you’ll feel it in your gut. Listen to your intuition. Don’t have regret. Just try and remember there’s really no such thing as failing. Just learning! I love you and I know you can do it. See you over on Instagram :) Love, Leyla
49 minutes | 3 months ago
37. Shorten Your To Do List & Get Rid of the "Shoulds" with Jaclyn Zubiena
#37: Jaclyn Zubiena specializes in helping overwhelmed moms go from struggling to enjoying the heck out of motherhood and life. She’s a trained Life Coach and a Certified Health & Wellness Coach. In this episode, Jaclyn gives tips and offers advice on how to shorten your to-do list, how to get rid of the shoulds, and how to be more present by having compassion and love for yourself. This is also going to be my last episode as I take a little break for the arrival of my second daughter. I can’t believe it’s been one year since I launched this podcast in August of 2019! Thank you for listening, thank you for being here. Connect with Jaclyn here: https://www.instagram.com/jaclynzubiena/ Connect with Leyla here: https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ I will resume the podcast in the Fall of 2020. :) Love you XO, Leyla
47 minutes | 3 months ago
36. The Happiest Mama on the Block 5280 Creator Chelsea Griffith on the 5 R's & Not Caring What People Think
#36: In this episode, I chat with the creator of The Happiest Mama on the Block 5280, Chelsea Griffith. Some of the topics we dive into include: - Her mission to empower women to see their self-worth past the role of motherhood and help them to improve their self-care, self-love, and joy - The Five R's: Reconnect, Rest, Rejuvenate, Renew, & Red Wine! - TikTok & why it's fun to put out content there - Tips for putting out content - not caring what people think. To connect with Chelsea, follow her Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/chelsgriff5/ To connect with Leyla, follow her Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ As always, please share this episode with a friend! Thank you for your time and for being here. Love you! Love, Leyla
58 minutes | 3 months ago
35. Jacki Carr on The 3 B Words: Busy, Balance and Boundaries.
#35: In this episode, I chatted with the one and only Jacki Carr, a Goal Coach & Speaker who works with womxn to uplevel their Voice, Vision & Goals. Jacki is also an avid hiker and mama to 2 little girls. Jacki is just one of those people that lights up the room and I’m so excited to share this conversation I had with her. The biggest takeaway I want you to get from this episode is the 3 B words: Busy, Balance and Boundaries. Months ago, before covid-19 changed everything, I went to an in-person event where Jacki spoke on this topic and I was forever changed. You’re going to love it. To connect with Jacki, https://www.instagram.com/jackicarr/ To connect with Leyla, https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/
61 minutes | 4 months ago
34. Power Up Your Online Presence with Erin Cell of Socially Powered
Meet Erin Cell, Founder and CEO of Socially Powered. After more than 20 years in corporate America, Erin decided it was time for a change, time to follow her dreams, time to explore the world, time to do what makes her happy! She has the schooling, certificates, & know-how to help you & your business overcome the fear of social media. Erin has a solid understanding of customer service, account management, marketing, reaching the right customers & finding fanatic fans. In this episode, I get some advice for people who have recently started their business or side hustle and could use some tips on how to get over the fear and daunting tasks of putting yourself out there, online for the first time. She regularly speaks around the Denver area on social media success strategies, live streaming, getting started with social, resources, tools, and hands-on demonstrations on a variety of platforms. In addition, we talk about how we’ve been experiencing quarantine in Denver. This was recorded in May of 2020. To connect with Erin, click here: https://www.instagram.com/sociallypowered/ To connect with Leyla, click here: https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ Find her on all platforms @sociallypowered Enjoy! Thank you for your time and for being here. Love, Leyla
60 minutes | 4 months ago
33. Healthier Aging Tips for Millenials with Dr. Asela Russell of Center for Wellness MD, in Denver, CO
#33: In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Asela Russell, of Denver CO. She is a 25 year+ OBGYN, and today she owns and operates The Center for Wellness MD, where she focuses on these areas for women in midlife and beyond: Health & Confidence Weight gain, physical concerns, and emotional health. Vitality & Brain Function Focus, concentration, motivation, and energy. Sensuality & Sexuality Engagement, libido, and vaginal comfort. I ask Dr. Russell all the burning questions on my mind around healthier aging, prevention, hormones, birth control, botox, skincare and I just loved hearing what she had to say. She is so knowledgeable in all of these areas and has years of experience in her practice to back it up. Prevention is key. And starting today, not when you're 50. :) I hope you enjoy it! To connect with Dr. Asela Russell, follow her Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/centerforwellnessmd/ To connect with me, Leyla, follow me on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ If you've gotten any value from this show, please leave a rating and review. Thank you so much for your time and attention, and for being here. Love you, Leyla
46 minutes | 5 months ago
32. Andrea Vahl, Facebook Marketing Expert, Comedian, & Mom! Learn where to begin when it comes to marketing your business online and why you should put yourself out there and let your personality shine through.
#32: In this episode, join me as I speak to Andrea Vahl, someone I’ve known for years, and have been working with for my own Facebook marketing needs. Andrea is a Social Media Speaker and Consultant who is passionate about helping businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business. Andrea is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, for over 2 years. - She was named 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com, 21 Best Blogs That Will Help You Grow Your Business on Inc.com in 2016, and Top 30 Women in Social Media by Boom Social. She the co-founder of Social Media Manager School, a course that’s helped over 1400 people learn social media and start a business. Andrea Vahl’s proven ability to make social media marketing easy to understand and implement has directly impacted the bottom line of thousands of companies through her training and one-on-one consulting. Learn more about Andrea’s books, resources, and get her Quick Start Guide to Social Media for Business on her website, www.AndreaVahl.com. - Connect with Andrea, HERE - Connect with Leyla (host), HERE - We chat about the many hats she wears: speaker, marketer, edutainer, comedian, and mom! I'm really inspired by her story of how she decided to put herself out there with her character, Grandma Mary, and start blogging and vlogging, on YouTube ten years ago. Andrea says, getting your first troll is a GOOD thing. It means people care enough about your content and are watching. So don't be afraid of the naysayers. They're always gonna be there and they're not your people. - Thank you for being here! Please share this episode with someone who may benefit and leave a quick rating and review if you can. Talk soon! Love, Leyla
79 minutes | 6 months ago
31. Angel Martinez, Denver’s Go-To Skin Care Guru On Her Covid-19 Business Realizations | Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Will Get You Through + Expert Skin Care Tips from Angel Aesthetics
#31: In this episode, I sit down with Denver’s skincare expert, Angel Martinez. You might know her from Instagram from her account @MissAngelRenee where she’s constantly dropping the best skincare tips, behind the scenes from her business, Angel Aesthetics, and lots of business and personal motivational content. You’ll get to hear in-depth about Angel’s personal story, how she launched Angel Aesthetics during a difficult time in her life, as well as tons of skincare tips you need to hear. We chat about how she and her team got creative and got themselves through being closed for almost 3 months by offering video call consultations and at-home peels, they called, “Quarantine & Peel” Angel is always inspiring and motivating her Instagram community and we talk about where she draws her own motivation from and how she keeps the haters & trolls online at bay. To Connect with Angel Martinez, click HERE To Connect with Leyla (show host), click HERE Visit Angel Aesthetics at https://skincarebyangel.com/ Notes/ Products / People We Mention in the Episode: Benjamin Fuchs / Truth Treatments / Vitamin C Serum (the best one ever!!!) Balance Athletica - Taylor Chamberlain Dilk & Chloe Chamberlain Erica Cobb, Daily Blast Live Lourdes, SturdyUSA Gary Vaynerchuck, @GaryVee Our Girl, Ally G! The one and only Lexi - If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend! Thank you for your time. Love you, stay safe, and be well! XO Leyla
67 minutes | 6 months ago
30. I Don’t Miss the Hustle | Living Life Without Certainty | Impact Founder Kristin Darga on Pivoting Your Business & Life During COVID-19 & Beyond
#30: There is something in this episode for everyone, but especially so if you’re a founder, entrepreneur, parent, or business owner. I hope you enjoy it! Kristin Darga is the Founder of Impact Founder™, a keynote speaker, award-winning author, performance, and executive coach. She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, many teams in companies, and as a four-time founder, she understands the highly satisfying yet distressing road of entrepreneurship. After there were two suicides of startup founders and the sudden death of a third, Kristin Darga created Impact Founder to do whatever she could to help alleviate the feelings of inadequacy, isolation, stress, depression, and suicide among founders by sharing real stories of real entrepreneurs’ struggles and successes. In this episode, we talk about pivoting your business and life during the pandemic and what that can look like, how Kristin has dealt with the many changes & setbacks that happened as a result of our current situation, how life has never been certain, like ever. Today, we are hearing over and over again how we’re living in “uncertain times.” Among the gems you’re about to hear, one of them is about not missing the hustle and how things used to be. I will say amen to that! Things We Mentioned In the Episode & Kristin Darga’s Links: Jacki Carr, Goal Coach - BUSY = Because U Said Yes Beauty Counter: Flawless in Five & Countertime Line Kristin’s book: Impact Founder: Inspirational stories of entrepreneurs who risk everything for what they believe in https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Founder-Inspirational-entrepreneurs-everything/dp/0996169245 Her organization, Impact Founder https://www.impactfounder.com/ To connect with Kristin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristindarga/ To connect with Kristin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristindarga/ To connect with Leyla (host) on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LeylaSarper
46 minutes | 6 months ago
29. How to be a Better Listener with Kelsey Harbert | How Reflective Listening can make a Big Difference.
#29: In this episode, I talk with my dear friend Kelsey Harbert. Kelsey is a neuroscience student at the University of Colorado. Kelsey is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things neuroscience, the study of the brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions. What we discussed for the podcast is how to be a better listener! Something literally everyone could improve on if we’re being honest. I know I need a lot of help in this area. And I feel that those around me do too. What about you? Kelsey will explain the practice of Reflective Listening and how it can really help improve your listening skills and relationship with your partner, or anyone else for that matter. Kelsey has been practicing this with her partner for a while now and she can attest to how much it’s made a difference in her life. Especially now, during quarantine and social distancing, where we are spending so much more time at home, it’s important to improve our communication skills. Listening is a major part of communication, but it’s something we’ve never really been formally taught how to do effectively. Plus, add smartphones and streaming tv, it can feel like even when we are speaking to someone, the person on the other end might be glancing around, totally distracted. I dunno about you, but it feels awful when it’s being done to me. And then, I must admit, I do this to others! Here is what you can expect: What Reflective Listening is. The overall goal is to create an environment that’s a safe space for you and your family - where you don’t feel alone - and heard and listened to. The different ways to categorize it: 1) For you and your partner 2) For you, yourself The signs that you’re not listening to others The signs that you’re not listening to yourself Which responses should we avoid when listening to someone? Not problem solving, pity, saying something like, “that’s crazy that’s happening to you” because these actually make people feel alone. You just want to be heard - people just want to be heard and listened to. To connect with Kelsey: www.instagram.com/askelseydoes/ To connect with Leyla: www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ Thank you for checking this episode out! If it brings you any value, please share with a friend, or maybe pass it along to your partner as a HINT ;) Love you! Xo Leyla
56 minutes | 6 months ago
28. Being Kind To Ourselves, Postpartum Depletion, & Quarantine Life Tips with the creator of The Mommy Codes, Julie Barzman
#28: Our guest is Julie Barzman, she’s my friend on Instagram and we’ve been following each for a while now. I love how she’s spreading positivity into the world by sharing her journey as a mom. The ups and downs, she doesn’t hold back. We talk about her blog and website, TheMommyCodes.com that’s aimed at creating a community and resource for parents in a nonjudgmental way. She covers topics like sleep training, travel with kids, postpartum depression, and beyond. And we also talk about life during quarantine and how we just need to be kind to our selves during this difficult period we’re all experiencing. To Connect with Julie, click HERE To Connect with Leyla, click HERE Show Notes & Recommendations from Julie Barzman: The Parent Shift book Gentle Parenting - staying calm, reparenting yourself Post Partum Depletion Vitamin D Lymphatic Drainage for face Lymphatic drainage for body using wooden tool by De La Heart Honest Co. - cleaning products Seventh Generation - cleaning products Time Stamps: 1) Intro & Deep Dive 2) 36:00 Wellness & Beauty Recommendations 3) 42:00 on Being Present If this is your first time listening, thank you so much for being here. If you’re returning, thank you as well. I love you for lending me your ears and precious time. I’m your host, Leyla Sarper. I’m a toddler mom in Denver, CO. I started this podcast to inspire others to go after the life they truly want and to not feel guilty about taking care of ourselves, and doing things that make us feel good! Present not perfect is a show about self-care, going after our dreams, taking risks, and appreciating the present moment - and the different ways we can get to that point. It’s not about being perfect, there’s never a perfect moment or condition that needs to be met in order to start. We only have now, the present, and that’s so powerful. Talk soon, Love you! <3 Ley PS - If you're listening, let me know on Instagram! I LOVE hearing from listeners. It makes my day.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
27. Motherhood Unstressed founder, Liz Carlile on How to Stay Sane During the Quarantine, Common CBD Myths, and Why Morning Routines Set Her Up for Success
#27: In this episode, I chat with Liz Carlile, founder of the Motherhood Unstressed Podcast and CBD line. You're going to get a lot of value from this one. We talk all things self-care, how to stay sane during this quarantine, debunking some common CBD myths, and more! One other topic I always look to Liz on is how to let go of stress & guilt when we as parents take time for ourselves. Liz Carlile is the host of the Top 50 podcast Motherhood Unstressed, a public speaker, entrepreneur, and mom of 2 boys. Through her podcast and her line of CBD supplements, she helps individuals create a more beautiful life for themselves and their families. To connect with Liz, click HERE To connect with Leyla, click HERE I found the most beautiful message from Liz on her Motherhood Unstressed website, which just embodies why I started my own podcast, Present Not Perfect so well: “The greatest gift we can give ourselves and our families is to be more fully present. When we can get out of our heads and into our hearts, life changes in innumerable ways.” This episode was so fun for me because I look up to Liz in many ways. She is a constant source of support and positivity for me. I love her guided meditations, the unique content and guests she brings on her podcast, Motherhood Unstressed, and how she shows up on Instagram. She inspires me to not feel guilty about doing the things that make me feel good and help me show up as the best version of myself for my daughter and my family. I’m so excited for you to be introduced to her. Here are the show notes from this episode & Liz’s recommendations: Find Liz at www.Motherhoodunstressed.com Find her podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/motherhood-unstressed/id1356751359 Liz recommendations: Morning pages (morning free journaling) Books & Authors: Miguel Ruiz, the 4th & 5th agreements & Gabby Bernstein Radiation Nation & Defend your shield Joov red light therapy -- If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend! Thank you again for listening. Love you, talk soon! Ley
60 minutes | 7 months ago
26. Positive Outlook and Routines During Quarantine | Finding What You’re Truly Meant To Do & Recognizing Your Inner and Outer Beauty with Author Alysha Badiani
#26: In this episode, I talk to Alysha Badiani all about her new book, her experience and her outlook on living in quarantine through the COVID-19 pandemic in London, England, and what led her to leave her stable 9 to 5 job to pursue what she was really interested in. BeYoutiful You by Alysha Badiani is an eye-opening book, with a unique and simple way to help you grow your confidence and self-esteem to allow you to live your best life. Alysha’s approach is different than anyone else’s as she touches on the importance of recognizing your own beauty, internally and externally. Alysha helps you by taking you through her own journey. She explains how she made these changes, and how you can too. To connect with Alysha, click HERE To connect with Leyla, click HERE Find Alysha's book, BeYoutiful You at: https://www.amazon.com/BeYoutiful-You-Alysha-Badiani If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend, tag me in your insta stories, or consider leaving a rating or review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for your time :) This podcast is edited by Shaun Chapman Audio in Denver, CO What To Expect From This Episode: - Coping through what’s going on with being quarantined and so much uncertainty - How to stay positive during quarantine and a global pandemic - Advice for someone who knows they are not doing what they’re meant to be doing - The underlying reason most people won’t make a change or even start their side hustle, blog, podcast, or passion project? - Daily or weekly routines that help you stay on track with goals, self-care, and mindfulness - Getting rid of negative thoughts - continuing to think positive, even in an argument - Removing sources of negativity / Being aware of what kind of energy is around - Self-actualization - your own hierarchy vs Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs - How Alysha defines self-love. How we can have a healthier relationship with ourselves - Mindset / the quality of your thoughts / speaking positively to yourself and others - Unconscious mind vs conscious mind - Sleep, movement, nutrition, self-care - Alysha's must have skin products - Drifting apart from your friends-auditing your circle
91 minutes | 8 months ago
25. How Are You Getting By? COVID-19 with Journalist Mary MacCarthy | My burning questions about the Coronavirus global pandemic
#25: Mary MacCarthy, is a Los Angeles-based independent journalist who worked as an international television reporter and anchor for 15 years, for networks including PBS NewsHour, Rocky Mountain PBS, France 24, and many others. She's also a single mother to a 9-year-old diva. During this moment we are all living through, Mary is a journalist looking at how people are getting by during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary has been following the COVID-19 pandemic very closely and was very much ahead of the curve when it comes to knowing what was going to happen in the United States. She is the most educated person I have spoken to personally about what’s happening. I have seen so much misinformation online. In this episode, I was able to ask Mary some questions that I’ve been really grappling with regarding the coronavirus, our response to it, and what we should do next. Obviously, neither one of us are medical experts or scientists, so please visit CDC.gov for the latest. We are simply concerned citizens, moms, humans of this planet who want to weed out some of the bullshit and misinformation going around and figure out what we can do moving forward. I hope and your family are doing okay as you’re listening to this. It’s gonna take time, but we will get through this. To connect with Mary, click HERE Mary is reporting on Stories from the Economic Frontlines of COVID-19 at www.HowAreYouGettingBy.com To connect with Leyla (host), click HERE Some of the topics we cover include: The mixed messaging we got from the US administration, media outlets, and even the World Health Organization and CDC. Stories from the Economic Frontlines of COVID-19. Mary’s new project called “How are you getting by?” She is reporting on everyday Americans are doing in all of this. How Mary was tracking COVID-19 before most of us knew it existed How to (or sadly not) get tested The mixed messaging on masks - yes, wear masks or face coverings people. Why Americans have trouble respecting the stay at home order Some of the trends I see on Facebook about what people are saying (including herd immunity, just quarantining the elderly, and people downplaying this) Answering some questions we got on Instagram including prophecies and aliens!? Will life as we knew it before COVID-19 go back to how it was before? Homeschooling and being with your kid 24/7 Some of the positives that have come from this! How this is such a patriotic moment for Americans to come together, do their duty, and help each other out as best we can. Some of the major negatives like overt racism and even violence against Asian Americans (and Asian people around the world). Please let me know what you thought by reaching out on Instagram or even leaving a rating or review! Thank you for your time :) Talk soon. Love, Ley
42 minutes | 8 months ago
24. The Imperfect Guide to Success with NFL Veteran & Super Bowl Champ, Bennie Fowler
#24: Bennie Fowler Thank you for being here! Most likely you’re listening to this one from home. This is an unprecedented time we are going through with the coronavirus pandemic. And I hope you are doing okay. It’s impacting our everyday lives, local communities, and world. At the time of this recording on March 23rd, most of us are self quarantining and practicing social distancing or some of us are even mandated to by state order to stay home. I recorded this episode with Bennie on May 19th. Here’s some background info on Bennie Fowler. He is a six-year veteran of the NFL. He spent four years with the Broncos and was a member of the Super Bowl 50 championship team in 2016. Bennie holds the annual Bennie Fowler youth football camp in Detroit, Michigan, is an in-demand speaker trained through the NFL Speakers Bureau, and lives in Denver during the offseason. To connect with Bennie, click HERE You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Spoon-Imperfect-Guide-Success-ebook/dp/B082Z9JZW5 To connect with Leyla (host), click HERE We talk about his new book, Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success. And also his thoughts on being present, the power of mindset, and as difficult as it may be to be bunkering down right now, this is also such an opportunity for us to do some of that difficult inner work, create healthy habits, and set goals. Topics we cover in this episode: Coronavirus & how it’s is affecting daily life Tips on how to stay on track during the quarantine Bennie’s best selling book Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success Catching Peyton Manning’s last pass and his experience working with him Mindfulness Goal Setting Importance of Routines Mindset & Mental Toughness Bennie shares stories and advice that will help you overcome what's holding you back. He also gives great tips on how to practice mindfulness. Something we could all use in these crazy and uncertain times we are experiencing. I hope you can take away some inspiration for whatever you’re up to, or just some practices you can employ to get through each day. Love you & we’re all gonna get through this and be okay :) Leyla
60 minutes | 8 months ago
23. Skin Care Should Be Part of Your Health Plan | Top Skin Mistakes You Might Be Making, and more! with Jessibella Coffin of Modern Skin Therapy
#23: Skincare! Possibly my favorite topic to discuss. In this episode, I sit down with Jessibella Coffin of Modern Skin Therapy (located in Aurora, CO). She recently opened up shop and she came on the podcast to talk about her journey getting to be a licensed esthetician and business owner. Her passion for skincare and helping her clients on their journey to healthy skin really shines through as she speaks. To connect with Jessibella, click HERE To connect with Leyla (show host), click HERE Some of the topics in Ep. 23 include: - Which treatments should NOT be done at home - Skin is an investment - not a one-time treatment - Top mistakes you see people making - Top 3 skincare tips - someone can apply today - Tips for someone who’s thinking about becoming an esthetician - Sunblock & Why You Need it + stay away from chemical sunscreens - Barrier function If you enjoy this episode and get some value from it, please share it with a friend. And if you really want to make my day, maybe life, please leave a rating and review. It only takes 20 to 90 seconds and helps the show reach new people. THANK YOU so much for being here. Thank you for your precious time and spending some of it with me. LOVE YOU. XO Leyla
50 minutes | 9 months ago
22. Intuitive Parenting | New Parents & Veterans Alike: Trust Your Intuition With Julie Pero of Mommy’s Magic
#22: In this one, I sit down with Julie Pero. She's an amazing mama and blogger in Denver, CO. This episode is mainly for parents or parents to be! Julie Pero is a mom and the writer of the personal blog, Mommy’s Magic. I met her at a coworking event and loved what she had to say about intuitive parenting and she gave me some advice for a friend who was struggling with being a new mom and not having a strong support system. She started Mommy’s Magic as a reaction to her own journey through motherhood; seeking answers to the unknown and learning how to trust her instincts above all other logic. Without family readily nearby to help, she’s had to find her own way, make mistakes, and learn to trust her gut feelings & intuition. Julie is creating a community of mothers to share stories, wins & losses & lessons learned. I think you’ll enjoy Julie’s wisdom around trusting your gut and taking everyone’s advice with a grain of salt. To Connect with Julie Pero, click here or visit her website at https://www.mommys-magic.com/about To Connect with Leyla Sarper (host), click here or visit the podcast website at www.presentnotperfectpodcast.com If you enjoy this episode, please share it with a friend! :) LOVE you, Leyla
64 minutes | 10 months ago
21. Why You Need Routines | Why Video Marketing is Necessary For Your Brand and Why We Give Up So Quickly | with Video Storyteller, Mike Kilcoyne
#21: In this episode, Leyla sits down with Video Marketing Expert, Mike Kilcoyne and talks about all things around this topic like why it’s so important for your business or personal brand, why you’re probably afraid to start, why people tend to give up too easily. When it comes to taking your marketing and branding to the next level by incorporating videos, you just gotta jump in and continually put yourself out there. You probably will not feel ready or comfortable, but it’s a process, and the more you do, the better you get. Other topics we touch on include loneliness, why striving to be an influencer is silly, self-care, creating habits, and why most new year resolutions fail. To Connect with Mike, click HERE https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikekilcoyne/ To connect with Leyla (host), click HERE https://www.instagram.com/leylasarper/ Mike’s Website https://www.mikekilcoyne.com/
54 minutes | 10 months ago
20. Ditch the Struggle & Find Inner Peace While Achieving Your Goals with Andy Seth, Entrepreneur, #1 Bestselling Author of Bling, and Music Producer.
Andy Seth is one of those guys that just has this energy about him. It was apparent from his online presence and when I sat down with him for this interview, I saw it in action. He is an entrepreneur, #1 bestselling author, and music producer dedicated to helping people realize their full potential. He is the founder of nine successful businesses. In this interview, we talk about his new book, Bling, which is a parable about a rapper on a spiritual journey. It’s such a great book because it makes the whole world of spirituality, consciousness, and meditation, accessible to a diverse audience. In this episode we discuss: Andy’s latest venture, a social enterprise, called Flow. It was named top 10% of all B Corps worldwide because of its’ unique training program/apprenticeship for low-income youth. Andy’s childhood growing up in a Los Angeles motel until the age of 14 and how that affected him Why you don’t have to choose between “robes or forbes” - It’s possible to live a spiritual life, have inner peace AND be ambitious at the same time and go after your big dreams and goals. Why you’ve probably been failing at meditation and how you can improve Why the ability to concentrate will largely determine your success or failure Practical advice on starting your own thing: your side hustle, your business, your big idea and whether or not it’s the right time The ego and how we can detach from it And much more! To connect with Andy, click HERE To connect with Leyla (host), click HERE More ways to connect with Andy: https://www.andyseth.com/ Email: email@example.com Thank you for joining us! If you enjoy this episode of Present Not Perfect, please share it with a friend.
68 minutes | 10 months ago
19. Clutter is Holding You Back | Simplify Your Life & Create Systems That Last with Professional Organizer, Stephanie Sikora
#19: Leyla sits down with Stephanie Sikora, best selling author, life coach, systems specialist, and professional organizer. Stephanie offers home organization services throughout the U.S., virtual coaching, and on-line resources for busy individuals and households. This episode is for you if you’ve been feeling defeated, unmotivated, and in a constant state of chaos due to how cluttered and unorganized your space is. Stephanie really breaks down how our brain works on clutter- and spoiler alert, it’s not pretty! I want you to be more present in your home and life. Constant clutter makes me feel frazzled, hopeless, unmotivated...the list goes on… but it never really occurred to me that my clutter and disorganization could be one of the underlying causes of why I’m not doing the things I want to be doing in life. This episode offers some insights into how this is affecting our brain, and how we can make significant improvements in our day to day lives. To Connect with Leyla (host) click HERE To Connect with Stephanie click HERE Links & Resources: How to Deal With Kids Art & Papers: https://www.lifemadesimpleathome.com/simple-blog/2019/9/28/top-3-mistakes-dealing-with-kids-papers Website: https://www.lifemadesimpleathome.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifemadesimpleathome Book: https://www.lifemadesimpleathome.com/simplified-the-book Some of the things we cover in this episode include: Your Brain On Clutter Clutter-free gifts - how to ask/control the influx of stuff coming in (esp from family/grandparents) How often should we purge toys? How to deal with your partner when it comes to getting organized: Experiences over stuff The mental health implications over time from living in clutter, disorder, mess The physical health effects of clutter, disorder, mess
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