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43 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 067 The Beauty of Being Seen with Wendy Yalom
Wendy Yalom is Rachel’s guest this week. Wendy is not only an amazing photographer, but an amazing person. In this episode, Rachel and Wendy chat about the beauty of being seen, whether it’s being seen by yourself, your photographer, or your friend. Wendy also shares thoughts about rituals, self-care, and loving yourself. Sign up for “Selfie-Assured” - Wendy’s virtual workshop that will teach you how to be your own Instagram Husband 02:15 - Rachel talks about Wendy’s gift of connection in her photography 03:19 - The difference between genuinely seeing someone versus making them look good in a photo 04:31 - Rachel shares that the photo from her podcast artwork was taken by Wendy 05:44 - How having your photo taken by a 3-year-old can demolish your self confidence 07:05 - Even Cindy Crawford has bad angles 09:04 - How photography has helped Wendy learn to be present 10:31 - Wendy shares the transformation she saw one woman go through during a photoshoot 13:54 - Rachel talks about Wendy’s “Selfie-Assured” workshop 18:45 - Wendy talks about how she ended up working with coaches 23:03 - A “Mistress-mind” with spiritual entrepreneurs was hugely influential for Wendy 25:00 - The power of ritual in Wendy’s life 29:21 - Creating rituals doesn’t have to be complicated 31:05 - Wendy talks about her visits to the Amalfi Coast. 34:12 - Why you shouldn’t wait for retirement to travel 38:28 - Wendy’s dreams for her future
55 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 066 Look Ma, I Manifested an Episode with Kyle Cease
In this week’s episode, Rachel is pulling back the borders of the podcast. Her guest is Kyle Cease, a transformational comedian and someone that Rachel has dreamed of having on the podcast. Today you’ll get to hear not just their conversation, but how it happened, when Kyle makes an invitation to Rachel during a coaching session. 07:27 - Kyle invites Rachel to start recording a podcast while he is watching. 10:03 - Kyle explains 5D 10:48 - “Life is an exact reflection of myself.” 12:39 - How sitting in silence can make things happen 13:57 - Letting go of something to invite something else in 14:51 - Is synchronicity bullshit? 18:05 - Rachel talks about manifesting from a place of ego 21:46 - Getting stuck in the same story every day 22:44 - Quarantine = Groundhog Day 24:08 - How intellectual people disconnect themselves from Source. 26:44 - “There’s a voice in you that’s scared you’re going to get hurt.” 31:25 - “Doubt all you want and then doubt the doubter.” 35:35 - Looking at life from Source’s point-of-view 42:14 - When the ego gets in the way of manifesting
27 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 065 A Lawyer, A Life Coach, and a Comedian Walk Into a Quarantine
Stuck in quarantine, Rachel reflects on her chorus of internal voices: the skeptical former attorney, the magical manifesting life coach, and the cynical comedian that sees the humor in everything. 02:00 - Rachel introduces her 3 internal characters 03:38 - Naming and identifying the different parts of us 06:48 - The life coach part of Rachel is annoyed at the insistence that we use this time productively 09:06 - Making the most of this time in the way that calls to you 09:47 - Combining the comedian and life coach 10:53 - Rachel looks back on signing up for the Kyle Cease meditation retreat 12:10 - Rachel signs up for 1:1 coaching with Kyle Cease, but needs a minute to process. 16:05 - A strong no from Rachel’s intuition. 22:46 - Rachel manifests spending her quarantine with Kyle Cease, her ideal mentor.
41 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 064 Navigating Challenging Times as a Queen with Gina Devee
Today Rachel is introducing her mentor Gina Devee, queen mentor, founder of the Divine Living Academy, and author of “The Audacity to Be Queen.” She’s answering the question: When things get tough, whether it’s the coronavirus, divorce, or a death, how can we handle it like a queen? Connect with Gina in all of these places: https://divineliving.com/ https://divineliving.com/book https://www.instagram.com/ginadevee/ https://www.youtube.com/user/ginadevee 02:18 - How do you become unapologetic about going for life on your terms? 03:08 - Mindset work for coronavirus 04:14 - “Women have the ability to respond to life rather than react to life.” 05:29 - There’s no gray area: choose love or choose fear. 06:31 - Launching a book during a global pandemic. 08:29 - A tool for dealing with disappointment and challenging times. 10:36 - Choosing to take a look at all of the opportunities around us. 13:29 - Rachel chooses to step up as a leader and make tough decisions 14:14 - Being highly intentional vs. giving in to fear 17:02 - Most women consider themselves spiritual...until confronted with tough life moments. 18:23 - How to get other people in your life to back up your needs in a queenly way 20:30 - “A miracle is always available.” 22:06 - Queens don’t operate on auto-pilot. 26:43 - Functioning out of fear only makes challenging situations worse. 32:03 - Masculine and feminine energies during crisis 37:37 - How the feminine helps you to be more in the present moment.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 063 Unleashing the Power (of Meditation) with Kyle Cease
In the first episode of season 3 of the Transformation Maven podcast, Rachel Burch is talking all about desires and manifestation. Sometimes in the middle of the process of manifestation, we change our mind about what it is that we want, and guess what? That’s okay! Listen in to hear Rachel’s takeaways from the “End of Effort” meditation retreat with Kyle Cease and why she encourages you to release any outdated desires that are keeping you from the next level of growth. 01:40 - Why it’s okay to release outdated desires once you’ve reached a certain level. 03:00 - How buying (and selling) a Bronco helped Rachel see how powerful she is. 04:00 - Lessons that desires teach 05:10 - Why there are no “right” desires 06:02 - After 6 days of digital detox and meditation, Rachel finds clarity. 07:15 - Rachels attends a meditation retreat run by Kyle Cease at Asilomar. 08:25 - Day 1: “Surrender expectations.” 09:20 - Coronavirus gives us the opportunity to prioritize. 11:36 - The mistaken belief that we’ll be back at square one if we release a desire or expectation. 12:26 - “What are you avoiding feeling?” 13:20 - Rachel shares her experience of the day her brother died and how her need for control grabbed hold of her. 15:40 - A part of Rachel gets deeply healed. 17:02 - Lesson from day 2: Keeping commitments to ourselves. 18:04 - When we don’t keep our promises to ourselves, we stop trusting ourselves. 19:11 - “Releasing the illusion of control.” 20:46 - Lessons from 40 hours of silence - heightened senses, appreciating a friend’s essence, talking & thinking to avoid feeling. 23:14 - Growing up as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors 25:15 - What you say you want for your children is actually what you want for yourself. 27:57 - The peak of the feeling that we’re afraid to feel lasts no more than 90 seconds.
50 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 062 Motherhood: Negotiating with Terrorists - From the BBC to the Bottle with Rachel Reva
Rachel Reva is a marketing and PR expert and a new mom living in Australia. Originally from a small town in Georgia, Rachel moved to Australia in 1999 with her mom and sisters after her mother met a man on the internet. In this episode, we talk about the journey of motherhood and how there are many ways to be a good mom. Stay tuned for the end of the episode where we share some marketing and social media tips, including how to be of service and what to post when you’re going through a hard time. 02:56 - Rachel shares her career journey, including the 12 years she spent in the PR industry. 03:38 - Rachel talks about losing her father when she was young, and the journey that it took her family on. 07:01 - Taking the fear out of big life decisions 09:46 - Rachel asks herself some important questions before deciding on her next step. 10:08 - A financial goal helps Rachel find clarity. 12:18 - Rachel lands a job at the BBC. 14:06 - “Don’t share your most intimate stuff with people that haven’t earned it.” 15:03 - Pairing intuition with strategy. 15:27 - One date changes everything in Rachel’s life. 16:44 - “When you make a decision in the state of certainty, it’s never the wrong decision.” 18:04 - How Rachel’s background in crisis management is serving her as a new mom. 20:46 - It doesn’t get better, it gets different. 26:54 - “There’s a time for grieving, there’s a time for release, there’s a time for all of it. But you get to choose which ground you stand on.” 27:08 - Rachel shares the way she finds support in difficult situations. 30:11 - A discussion of the many ways to be a good mom 35:00 - Lightning Round 40:52 - “Look up, say yes, and go.” 46:55 - Sharing from the place of giving on social media.
31 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 061 Fashionably Inspired with Jodie Dolan
Jodie Dolan is the founder of the fashion brand Dolan, which you may have seen in stores like Anthropologie and Saks Fifth Avenue. She’s also the creator of The Laundry Truck LA, which is a free mobile laundry service that supports the homeless population in Los Angeles. In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Jodie is sharing how persistence, intuition, and having an amazing team has been the secret recipe to her success. Donate to The Laundry Truck LA here. 01:44 - Rachel and Jodie catch up after not seeing each other for 20 years 03:04 - Rachel walks into Anthropologie and notices that all of the tops she’s drawn to are from Jodie’s fashion brand. 04:09 - Jodie shares the story of how her fashion brand was born. 04:52 - The first order Jodie gets is a $10,000 order from Saks Fifth Avenue. 05:41 - The key to Jodie’s success. 07:03 - Jodie learns the value of having a great team. 09:20 - In 2016, Jodie is coming out of a fashion event and experiences a powerful moment. 10:10 - Jodie finds herself on Skid Row volunteering with Monday Night Mission. 11:30 - Jodie starts a mobile laundry service for the homeless. 12:49 - The future of The Laundry Truck LA 13:44 - Jodie describes the network of services for the homeless in Los Angeles. 15:19 - Rachel shares her experience working with the homeless as an attorney. 16:16 - The power of smiling at a stranger on the street. 18:02 - Putting something good out into the universe! 19:09 - Jodie reflects on the group effort that helped create The Laundry Truck LA. 20:20 - Miley Cyrus, Shonda Rimes, and Ashton Kutcher show their support for The Laundry Truck LA. 22:58 - Using the masculine and feminine sides to achieve success. 26:56 - The Lightning Round.
24 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 060 If You Can Laugh at It, You Can Heal It with Karen Forman
In this age of social media, it can seem like everyone is calm and put together, but the truth is, we’re all paddling like crazy underneath. Being happy takes work and today’s guest, comedian and actor Karen Forman, is someone who is doing that work. In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, she’s chatting with Rachel about a project called “40 First Dates” and the growth that resulted from it, how developing a cocky LA new-age character helped her develop confidence onstage, and how her new series “I'm Triggered” went viral and was praised by Brené Brown. You can follow Karen on her Instagram account, where she does a parody of an influencer and her website. 02:39 - Karen introduces herself - she’s a stand-up comic, writer, actor, and an improvisor. 03:01 - Rachel and Karen chat about the Funniest Housewives Competition. 05:28 - Karen’s web series “Triggered” takes a life of it’s own and gets promoted by Brené Brown and Dr. Dan Siegel. 06:29 - After doing stand-up for many years, Karen decides that she wants to become a character on stage. 08:00 - Pause the podcast and watch the web series here! 09:26 - What happens when you stop trying to make things go viral? 10:30 - Karen talks about her project “40 First Dates.” 11:44 - The impact of EMDR on Karen and how it affected her dating life. 13:53 - How our relationships can reflect our growth. 14:47 - Do you have to love yourself before someone else can love you? 17:30 - How stand-up saved Karen’s life. 18:53 - Karen talks about the many things she enjoys. 20:39 - The Lightning Round.
23 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 059 Life Lessons (and Misadventures) from Bumble
In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel shares her experiences on Bumble, including her first date in 20 years (while in the South of France), how she overcomes the fear of rejection, and about how trusting the process has kept her from dating Mr. Terrible, Horrible, No Good, and Very Bad. 01:22 - Life Lesson #1: You can’t win if you don’t play the game. 01:44 - Rachel’s first date in 20 years. 02:08 - In the South of France, with the support of friends, wine, and sunshine, Rachel downloads the Bumble app. 02:51 - “Oops.” 03:57 - The Rules of Bumble 05:14 - The many reasons that Rachel was scared to go on a date. 06:05 - Rachel accepts an invitation for drinks. 08:06 - The date ends abruptly, but then… 09:08 - Life Lesson #2: We don’t audition for them, they audition for us. 09:58 - Rachel goes on another date, this time with an attorney in Miami. 10:35 - Rachel’s date is shocked to find out that she is also an attorney. 11:04 - Life Lesson #3 - Trust the process. 12:10 - The Will Smith quote that’s become Rachel’s dating motto. 13:20 - After Rachel asks God for a sign, she gets a huge surprise 15:03 - A special form of rejection that happens on Bumble. 17:10 - “When we’re feeling crappy about something, gratitude is always the antidote.” 17:46 - The Hater Fantasy 18:32 - Laughing at lazy swipers with Milo Ventimiglia and Ellen Degeneres. 19: 30 - Rachel decides to take a sabbatical from dating....until January 1, 2020.
46 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 058 A Blonde Walks Into a Prison
Dr. Michelle Ward is the host of 2 true crime television shows: “The Mind of a Murderer” and “Stalked: Someone’s Watching”. In this episode, she chats with Rachel about everything from what it’s like to walk the halls of death row to what it’s like to move your family to the South of France. Life is a complex balance of pleasure and pain, and this conversation covers it all! 01:48 - Michelle got her PhD in clinical neuroscience with a focus on the biological underpinnings of murder. 02:25 - After learning that the math we use to predict human behavior can be used to predict jury behavior, Michelle became a litigation consultant. 02:42 - Michelle became the “Murder Girl” and consulted on big cases around the country like the Phil Spector and Casey Anthony trials. 03:00 - Michelle became one of the talking heads of the Phil Spector trial and was offered a chance to host a television show. 05:09 - “If you become an expert in anything, there will be a job for you.” 07:14 - Michelle realized that she was exhilarated by doing new things everyday - especially when she’s walking into prisons and meeting murderers. 09:40 - #1 funny thing: When visiting Houston death row, Michelle had to sign a contract saying that if she was taken hostage, the sharpshooter would shoot her. 10:41 - #2 funny thing: At the same prison, Michelle has to go into the chaplain’s office to pump breastmilk, when an inmate wandered in. That guy was scared straight! 11:44 - Rachel asks Michelle how she stays so balanced when she is confronted by so much darkness. 12:51 - “When I look back on my life, the times when I’m laughing...are the times when I felt most centered and balanced.” 14:32 - The science behind “laughter is the best medicine.” 15:42 - Why social media can end up making us feel worse when we’re in a bad place. 18:17 - The posts people really want to see on social media. 20:00 - Michelle lost both of her parents in a short amount of time and she decided to move abroad. 22:09 - Michelle’s friend told her about a town in Provence called Bonnieux and she decided to take action. 23:35 - “I have never felt so alive.” 25:02 - Rachel had a chance to visit Michelle during her time in Bonnieux. 27:07 - “Life is this push and pull of pleasure and pain. And if we don’t allow ourselves the pleasure, we’re going to sit in the pain.” 27:33 - Michelle’s marriage fell apart in France, but it was still an important experience. 29:00 - Thoughts on inertia. 30:00 - Do you want to just feel happy or do you want to feel alive? 32:20 - Balancing life’s more serious moments with humor. 35:45 - Michelle makes her friends laugh even when she’s not there! 36:16 - Michelle can be very gullible… 38:58 - Michelle meets a guy named “Yo.” 40:22 - The Lightning Round.
22 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 057 Conquering Stand Up Comedy
In last week’s episode, you heard Rachel’s stand up comedy set from the Funniest Housewives Competition Finals. This week Rachel is sharing her process as she was preparing for this competition, including the fears and excuses that came up along the way. She challenges you to notice if there are any fears that are coming up as you work towards your goals! 01:30 - 10 years ago, Rachel attended an event where everyone shared what they would do if they had no fear. 02:19 - Rachel’s answer? Travel around the world and perform stand up comedy. 03:02 - Rachel signed up for a 6-week comedy class called Students of Stand Up. 03:49 - After her first performance, Rachel was officially in love with stand up! 04:23 - Changing your state through comedy. 05:34 - Rachel realizes she’s created a story about her comedy - that it’s only for a certain kind of person. 06:47 - Rachel sees that there’s a competition called “The Funniest Housewives”, but doesn’t even think about entering. She even thinks that maybe her sister should do it! 08:17 - Rachel’s comedy teacher suggests that she give it a try! 09:23 - After putting the competition on her to-do list, but delaying signing up, Rachel feels a sense of accomplishment when she completes the application. 09:30 - “Maybe I don’t want that…” “Maybe I don’t have time for that…” 10:50 - How often do we deny ourselves from celebrating our achievements? 11:20 - Rachel is accepted into the preliminary competition, and then moves on to the next round! 12:36 - Visualization: Rachel pictures herself moving on to the finals, she set an alarm on her phone congratulating herself for moving on to the finals, and she wakes up and says to herself “I’m so happy and grateful that I moved on to the finals.” 13:23 - Rachel ups her game… 14:14 - Taking suggestions from Mike Dooley’s Leveraging the Universe. 15:07 - On the day of the competition, Rachel has a Babe Ruth moment. 16:07 - “This or something better.” 16:42 - Rachel places 3rd, but has 2 important people come up to her. 17:50 - “We’ve got to stop making failure mean something about us that it doesn’t mean.” 19:08 - A Facebook message… 20:40 - Commit to saying yes when it feels uncomfortable and you know it’s good for you.
12 minutes | a year ago
Comedy Interlude - Funniest Housewives Competition Finals
Enjoy this comedy interlude featuring Rachel's performance from the Funniest Housewives Competition Finals. This comedy set covers hypochondria, vegans, drug commercials, and marriage. Then stay tuned for next week where Rachel shares the story behind the competition and the blocks she had to overcome to make it to the finals!
26 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 055 How I Manifested My Dream Car in 9 Days
Rachel Burch was able to manifest her dream car, from vision board to garage, in just 9 days...but not without overcoming some fears and obstacles first. In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel is sharing how she made it happen, starting with the first step: giving herself permission to have the thing she wants, right now. 01:00 - Rachel talks about how challenging it was to record this episode 01:35 - The vintage Bronco that Rachel has wanted since high school. 01:54 - “As we give ourselves permission to have the things we want to have, do the things we want to do, be the person we want to be now, before we achieve every single goal we’ve ever set out for ourselves, we’re going to have a lot of shit come up.” 02:45 - What is something you really want? 04:10 - Manifesting starts with taking the first step: giving yourself full permission to have it right now. 05:04 - Rachel realizes that she needs to set a goal, and this one thing pops out to her from her vision board… 07:00 - Don’t make a decision when you’re in a low vibe place. 07:52 - “I deserve to feel good.” 09:21 - Why you shouldn’t wait to get the things you want. 10:00 - An obstacle to manifestation: other people’s negative talk. 11:43 - When 2 people in Rachel’s life showed their love and support in different ways. 13:34 - Start thinking about the different ways to get what you want, and a viable option will present itself. 14:50 - “Once you start this process, magic can happen.” 17:22 - Why you should read Jen Sincero’s You are a Badass at Making Money. 19:56 - Rachel says yes! But then another hurdle appears…. 21:34 - The car or the $3000? 23:20 - “When you make these things happen, you are a changed person.”
15 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 054 The Real Deal - More on the High/Low Vibe Cycle of Manifestation
In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel shares what happened after manifesting her dream car, the resulting slump in "high vibe" energy and what she did to get back in the game. References (may contain affiliate links): The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
21 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 053 - Manifestation 101
Ready to take that abstract desire of yours into reality? In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel Burch is sharing her strategies for manifesting the things that you really want. It comes down to three very simple (but not always easy) steps. 01:00 - Rachel introduces one of her favorite topics: Manifestation. 01:45 - Manifestation is taking something from the abstract into reality. 02:01 - “Get out of my dreams and into my car.” 03:18 - The other Billy Ocean song. 05:05 - Billy Ocean as manifestation inspiration. 05:31 - Desire. 06:19 - If you’re looking at your phone all the time, you're bored - and not just in the moment, but with life. The antidote: you need to pick a goal. 07:01 - Pick something that feels just a little bit outside your reach and feels emotionally charged. 08:04 - (Visual learner? Stay tuned to find out how to get access to Rachel’s Complete Manifestation Toolkit.) 08:43 - Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County tells Rachel to create a vision board. 09:48 - Get into the vibration of what you’re trying to attract. 10:31 - Rachel shares a list of things that might block you from being the energy you want to attract. 11:51 - “Get yourself to a place where flow can happen.” 12:15 - Quickly change your vibration. (Walk in nature, hobby, music, etc.) 12:57 - Take action! Do something! 13:19 - Seek divine guidance to find out what you should do next. 13:28 - Rachel’s divine guidance tells her to go for a walk - and she comes up with a solid plan to manifest the money to buy her dream car. Watch the IGTV video here. 14:27 - “When you start to take action towards your desire, when you believe it will happen and you’re open to receiving it, the item can come from anywhere.” 15:28 - Rachel shares the next thing she wants to manifest. 17:46 - A message comes to Rachel while she is reading one of her favorite wealth mindset books! Get Access to The Complete Manifestation Toolkit: Take a screenshot of this episode and share it in your IG stories and tag @therachelburch. You’ll get a personal DM from Rachel with the link to download the toolkit!
54 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 052 Harnessing Your Feminine Energy to Birth Your Dream
We're mixing things up this week! Transformation Maven host, Rachel Burch, was recently a guest on Rosanne Austin's Fearlessly Fertile Podcast. In today's episode, we're excited to share that interview in its entirety. Whether you're hoping to manifest a baby, a business, or a husband, you will love their conversation about how to harness the masculine and feminine energy within us all.
26 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 051 The (Dirty Little) Secrets of Manifestation
In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel Burch is talking all about manifestation. Learn how to change your mood when you wake up grumpy, the magic that happens when you stop working and start receiving, and why you might still feel sad even after you manifest everything you thought you wanted. 01:26 - Manifestation is powerful….but what if we reach our goals and we’re still not happy? 01:46 - Rachel has been sharing IG stories about manifesting things out of nowhere 02:37 - “When you are in a state of feeling good, you will attract other things that make you feel good.” 03:10 - Ways to change our mood when we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. 04:48 - Using divine guidance for manifestation 05:27 - Pro tip: have a hobby that makes you feel good! 06:40 - Rachel tells the story of how she chose to sign up for drum lessons. 08:15 - How to discover your new hobby! 09:30 - Rachel’s coach challenges her to have the biggest income month ever in her coaching business 11:07 - Rachel seeks divine guidance and is told to go on a walk. 11:56 - Something amazing happens when Rachel stops the “work” and opens herself up to receiving. 13:14 - For photos of this next story, check out Rachel’s IG Story Highlights 14:09 - Rachel is “high-fiving” herself after a great client call and notices a text.... 15:01 - An invitation to audition for a sitcom role! 17:05 - The WORST things that can happen when you utilize the Law of Attraction 18:11 - “Now what?” 18:26 - Rachel was in tears the morning she went to film her sitcom role. 20:09 - The problem with not doing the self development work to heal childhood wounds. 22:26 - We only have ourselves at the end of the day. 24:54 - The Trifecta of Manifestation 25:42 - Things are waiting to come to you out of nowhere!
29 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 050 Adulting with Vicki Gunvalson: Life Insurance, Roth IRAs, and Louis Vuitton
In this special 50th Episode of The Transformation Podcast, Rachel interviews Vicki Gunvalson. You may know Vicki as “The OG of the OC” on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County, but she is also the President and founder of Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc and Coto Financial, Inc. She takes pride in being a part of her clients' retirement financial roadmap – at all levels of their lifespan and business cycle. Listen as Vicki and Rachel discuss the importance of understanding the nuts and bolts of your finances, including life insurance, health insurance, options for retirement and so much more. 03:20 - Rachel discusses the importance of understanding the nuts and bolts of your finances and introduces Vicki Gunvalson. 04:38 - Vicki tells the secret that she wishes she could tell to all 30 and 40-year-olds. 05:16 - “If you think that you’re saving too much, chances are you’re not.” 05:46 - Vicki’s recipe for the perfect client 06:43 - The importance of turning on a lifetime income stream. 07:10 - Get a piece of paper out! Vicki discusses the various options for saving. 07:28 - The “Risk” side: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. 07:45 - The “Safe” side: Vicki tells the story of how she rolled Rachel’s IRA into an index annuity. 08:25 - The “Age - 100” Rule 09:00 - Rachel recalls her mindset when she first met Vicki - she didn’t want any risk! 10:39 - Rachel was surprised by how many people weren’t taking advantage of the 401k matching in her previous career. 11:38 - Vicki’s advice: get everything tax-free when you retire! 12:09 - Vicki talks about how she took a life insurance policy out on her ex-husband, Donn, and is still the owner of the policy. 14:48 - Some of Vicki’s clients own a life insurance policy on their parents. 16:22 - Parents can buy life insurance on their children and take the cash value out from it later for college or a down-payment - Vicki discusses this interesting strategy. 16:46 - Talk to an advisor - https://www.cotoinsurance.com/ 17:40 - How much life insurance you really need 18:05 - “Assets don’t make people happy, income does.” 18:49 - Vicki warns listeners not to DIY their financial planning 19:30 - First look at health insurance and life insurance, then make a plan for your 401K and IRA. 21:04 - “The people that procrastinate are the ones that are caught off-guard.” 21:45 - “The best time to start saving is as soon as you start making money.” 22:05 - “You could live longer in retirement than you did in your working years.” 22:30 - Rachel shares the story of her first financial planner - not a good fit. 23:45 - Vicki answers the question: “Are people retiring earlier and younger?” 25:22 - “Get your house paid for, make sure you have low to no-debt, live within your means, and save, save, save.” 26:52 - If you’ve left your company and have a 401k sitting there, let Vicki know!
19 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 049 Law of Attraction - Why Second Best Will Always Disappoint
In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel shares how the kindness of a stranger impacted her, her take aways from her Law of Attraction Alaskan Cruise with Esther Hicks and her awareness about why settling for second best will always disappoint (duh!) Links: Moana (You’re Welcome)
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Musings from Mount Shasta: Mykonos Shmeekonos - how to inoculate yourself from FOMO
In this episode of The Transformation Maven Podcast, Rachel shares experiences from her road trip through Sacramento and Redding and how she uses travel and humor to keep the FOMO at bay - especially when her friends are all in Mykonos with champagne and sandy beaches while she is at the Train Museum with a grumpy toddler, a moody tweenager and her ex-husband. Links: Cold Creek Farm: www.coldcreekfarmmtshasta.com 01:11 - Rachel takes a road trip with her ex-husband and two kids to her ex-in laws vacation house 02:52 - Rachel decides to look at the trip as a barometer of her personal development to date. 03:23 - The overarching theme of the trip... 04:11 - Toddlers and convenience stores vs. sundresses in Mykonos 05:13 - Why Rachel was able to find humor in the situation. 07:00 - How to get to the point where you're no longer triggered by what you see on social media. 08:01 - Build an immune system to FOMO 08:36 - Rachel explains what JOMO is and why it's so wonderful 09:47 - Bringing levity to a situation that might not seem humorous 11:00 - Your lightness is contagious! Rachel shares a hilarious observation from the road. 12:01 - Rachel recounts a story from a gas station in Redding, CA. 14:35 - The point Rachel was trying to make that she didn't even know she was trying to make! 15:41 - Fake it 'til you make it? 17:17 - The power of gratitude, and why you should practice it daily.
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