Tag Archives: doing what you love

Website Overhaul + Exciting Podcast News!

Hey guys! I have some exciting news about the strategic direction of Live All of You, as I continue to take it on more as a business and a mission to help people stop settling for a life less lived.

Over the next 30 days, I’ll be overhauling Live All of You to:

  • Break the content down into distinct categories
  • Make it easier to find what you’re looking for
  • Make sure my audience (you!) know/s what my mission and values are, front and center
  • Enhance SEO on the site to reach more people with my message
  • Make it prettier!

Continue reading Website Overhaul + Exciting Podcast News!

What’s Up Next for Live All of You in 2016!

1 thumbnail share image
I did not want to post this video.
 
Hell, I do not want to post this video, right now.
 
Ugh! Cringe! Blarg!
 
It all goes through my head:
 
“Stop saying ‘um,’ stop playing with your hair, stop saying ‘like,’ why are you so bad at explaining things to a camera…”
 
I still can’t decide if I absolutely hate filming videos and I shouldn’t do it, or if this means I should dive into it and two years from now I’ll be like: “Wow, I’ve come so far! Look at me on my come-so-far throne!”
 
I don’t know. But, I’ve got to try. I feel pulled to try.
 
My word for 2016, since words are a thing now and I like words, is ENGAGE. I want to feel engaged, alive, present in everything I’m doing—whether that’s reading The New Yorker in my bathtub, or speaking at a conference. I want to be there, embodying whatever serves in the alchemy of the moment.
 
So, this video is where I explain what I have planned for 2016 for Live All of You (the first half of 2016 at least, apparently, according to Socially Awkward Video Amy). I actually am really excited to refresh my site, continue sharing more, and do it all from love.
 
So, cheers to that. No really, cheers, I need a drink.

Like this video? That makes one of us! Feel free to subscribe or like it at the bottom via YouTube. Thanks for still being my friend after watching!

How Mélanie Berliet Lives All of Her: On Sharing Your Story & Taking Risks In Your Work

melanie higher res

This is part of the Live All of You Interview Series! For more on what this is all about, head over to the intro post and make sure to sign up to find out who I’ll be interviewing next.

Mélanie Berliet is an immersive journalist and author who has written rich pieces about her experiences—the shadow and the light—for publications like Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Esquire.

When I first discovered her work, I was enamored. Enthralled. Seduced. I spent hours online devouring her writing.

I thought she would be perfect for this interview series. When we agreed to meet at Kaffe 1668 in Manhattan, she told me that at the start of her writing career was the revelation that she should enjoy what she does.

“Our day-to-day existence is so dictated by our occupation,” she told me. “For a long time, I didn’t think too much about what really interested me, but then I started to pay attention to what I was doing in my free time, which was reading and writing constantly—and I wondered if I could make it into a career.”

That was her first step. She persevered, putting her work out there and applying to different magazines and publications.

“Some of my most successful pieces were initially rejected,” she said. “It’s hard to be a writer, making no money to start. But if you want it badly enough I do believe you can make it happen. It takes perseverance.”

Mélanie writes some pretty risqué stuff, diving into society’s underbelly with undercover stories about sugar babies, plastic surgery and the now infamous Ashley Madison website.

But she doesn’t spend energy worrying about what people think of her.

“I got an up close look at how short and fragile life is [when my sister died], and it doesn’t fucking matter what people think,” she told me. “When you take risks in your work, it’s going to touch people more. I didn’t realize that for a long time, but I was internalizing it. Do I think about what my parents would say, people ask me? I don’t give that a second thought.”

I am now grateful to call Mélanie a friend, and am so excited to introduce my audience to this amazing woman.

Read on for my interview with her!

Continue reading How Mélanie Berliet Lives All of Her: On Sharing Your Story & Taking Risks In Your Work

How Tonya Leigh Lives All of Her: On Leisure, Hustle and The Power of Adornment

IMG_9060This is part of the Live All of You Interview Series! For more on what this is all about, head over to the intro post and make sure to sign up to find out who I’ll be interviewing next.

For my very first interview in the Live All of You Series, I am so happy to introduce you to my fellow Coloradan, Tonya Leigh. An admitted hedonist, Francophile, romantic and insatiable curator of experiences, Tonya is an absolute joy to behold.

She’s a certified Master Coach, an internationally-trained sommelier, and a joie de vivre instigator for women of every age. And she fuses all her passions into her business, French Kiss Life (which is part of her credo: “French Kiss Life. Cherish The World. And The Rest Will Follow”).

Tonya truly lives what she teaches, and I’m proud to introduce her to Live All of You readers as one of the women who inspires me to live fully.

Read on for the full interview! Continue reading How Tonya Leigh Lives All of Her: On Leisure, Hustle and The Power of Adornment

Unveiling The “Live All of You” Interview Series

Live All of You series graphic

For the last two years and change, I’ve been doing personal interviews with vibrant, successful entrepreneurs, creatives and independents who are living all of themselves in the world.

Aligned with their truth, these people are weaving magic in the universe, helping others and coming alive—every single day.

My specifications? I sought out people who are truly showing up and expressing their full, authentic selves—no matter how messy or shadowy—in the world.

Inspired by “The Way I Work and “How I Work” columns in Inc. and Lifehacker, the Live All of You Interview Series will focus on play/purpose integration and insight into what it means to live fully and attract what we deeply desire in life, work and love.

I believe that feeling fully expressed in our body, spirit and soul is the secret to living our greatest life. And these entrepreneurs, writers, teachers, coaches, explorers, and leaders prove it—every day.

Continue reading Unveiling The “Live All of You” Interview Series

Behind the Scenes: How I Add Value to My Coaching with Show Notes

behind the scenes add value to coaching photo
One of the biggest (and most fun) ways I add value to my coaching practice actually happens after our call or in-person jam sesh is over.

After every session, I email what I call “show notes” to my clients.
Continue reading Behind the Scenes: How I Add Value to My Coaching with Show Notes

Your Ticket to a Freedom-Filled Life: Start a Website in 7 Mins

freedom filled life how to start a website

I want to share with you one of the biggest ways I add more independence, creative freedom, empowerment and fulfillment to my life.

This has honestly been the “ticket” to the life I was wanting but not fully living, and has been paying dividends for a couple of years now.

Today, I want to show exactly (complete with screenshots!) how to get it—by starting a website that honors your authenticity in 7 minutes.

Your #1 ticket is your website.

If you put the energy, heart and soul into a website that reflects who you are and what you can offer in the world, the life you want is within reach.

This is not about having a 4-hour workweek; though some weeks might end up like that, you’ll definitely be putting in the hours to make this work.

Even as someone who runs a Manifest Like a Mofo course, I’m here to tell you—manifesting and “doing the work” aren’t really that dissimilar.

The thing is, you need both: intention and action. You need the woo-woo and the work—you can’t have one or the other and expect the full-blown, inspiring results you have your heart set on. If it makes you more comfortable, you can call woo-woo “commitment,” or what have you.

Whatever way you sling it, your intention channeled through action will show the universe exactly what you want.

If you are willing to be vulnerable, to be of service to others, and to stay passionate (and figure out what can bring you back to that place when you forget)—you’ll receive it.

You might think building a website is a huge endeavor. I’m not going to lie to you—it can be. But the sooner you get over your feelings of overwhelm and get something out there, the faster you’ll start to see results and start living the life you really want.

Whether you want to start building out your first-and-last-name domain name, or you’re ready to start an online niche site from a burst of lightning idea that keeps wanting to be birthed—here’s how you can get your business off the ground and in the air in 7 minutes or less.

To make it fun, we’ll set a timer and countdown from 7:00 minutes. Aaaaand go!

Continue reading Your Ticket to a Freedom-Filled Life: Start a Website in 7 Mins

Why Coworking Really Matters (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With the Space)

My work involves helping people dig up their deep passions so they can express them in the world. When a client has just taken the leap from the corporate world, coworking spaces are the absolute first thing I recommend. They are a venue, a community and a culture—they are whatever you make them.

But even with the broad view that those of us immersed in the coworking world have, I think that when we talk about coworking, we often dance around the point—that at their deepest level, they can be containers and facilitators for our own self-realization.

While the specific community you choose is important, the space in which it’s contained is not what this revolution in work is about—it’s about the growing number of people who are able to live all of their passions and expression through their work and relationships.

There is sometimes a distancing that happens when it comes to work and work spaces in general—and even coworking spaces. We talk about their features: the wifi, the events, the coffee, and yes, the culture and communities.

Those things have varying levels of importance, but I think most important of all is that coworking is vital in supporting people who choose healthy, sustainable work they love. Coworking can help people truly come alive.

What if we looked at coworking this way—as an empowering space for growth, exploration and self-evolution?

I believe we need to shift the conversation from how much work we can get done in our space, to the kind of expansive, supportive, nourishing work we can do—the things that make us come alive, that represent our fullest expression—and use that awareness to catalyze soul-fulfilling projects within our coworking space.

Continue reading Why Coworking Really Matters (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With the Space)