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The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!
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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

The answer isn't always the truth.

Today we're talking about two different but very deceptive thought patterns that keep people from creating change in their lives.

One is the mindset of "I know", where you dismiss information, strategies and tools you're already familiar with instead of grabbing the opportunity presented by the reminder to take action on them. It really doesn't matter if you "you know", what matters is whether or not you're doing those things.

The second is the mindset of "I don't know" - a pattern of letting yourself off the hook and letting uncertainty be a stopping point. It should be a starting point.

If there is a gap between when you know and what you do, this episode is one you can't miss!

If you want to listen to Chasing Cupcakes for free, new Audible customers can register via this link to get a free Audible trial membership plus a free book!

If you want to share this gift with others, feel free to send them to: http://www.audibletrial.com/primalpotential

https://primalpotential.com/558/

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The Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation kicks off Sunday April 7th and registration will open up to the wait list in mid-March. Click here to jump on the wait list!

To learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, take a listen to episodes 546 and 550 of the Primal Potential podcast.

Save the date! ASCEND 2019 will be in Portland, Oregon November 8-10th, 2019. To be the first to hear about tickets and event information, make sure you're on the wait list!

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Jan 28, 2019

Do you rationalize choices that hold you back?

Is it possible that you're actually telling rational lies?

Just because it's your answer doesn't mean it's the truth.

In today's episode, we're looking at rational lies, times when we rationalize and how to break the patterns that keep us from living the lives we want.

https://primalpotential.com/557/

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes

Ready to do this work? Get started with Breaking Barriers!

Check out Fabletics and get excited to move more!

Here are some of my Fabletics favorites!

Related Episodes include:

Episode 348: Your Lies Become Your Truth

Episode 358: Tackling Excuses 

In today's episode I mentioned tuna salad! Here's how I make it:

  • Tuna
  • Pickles (I like dill)
  • Tomato
  • Celery salt or celery seed
  • Primal Kitchen Spicy Dijon Mustard from Thrive Market
  • I eat it out of a bowl but it's also great on a Nuco Coconut Wrap (I get them from Thrive Market)

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Jan 24, 2019

First we make our stories, then our stories make us.

We are story tellers. You are a master story teller. Whether you're conscious of it or not, you make about stories about everything that happens around you, about every choice you make, every single day.

When I say "stories" that DOESN'T mean you made something up.

Your story is the meaning you attach to your experiences.

Your story can take you to new heights or it can overwhelm you and lead to you to isolate yourself and feel defeated.

In today's episode, we're taking a look at the stories you tell yourself and how you can stand on the shoulders of your story and allow it to take you to new heights!

Today's episode features pieces of a powerful conversation I had with story-expert Marlo Ellis - founder and visionary behind The Uncommon Woman.

Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/556/

Resources:

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Jan 21, 2019

I used to think in terms of what I didn't want. I didn't want to be so overweight. I didn't want to overeat so frequently. I didn't want to feel so out of control. I didn't want to be unhappy, lonely or isolated. I didn't want to have so much debt. You get the picture.

If I had to choose a sound effect to represent how I felt at that point in my life, it would have been a groan.

Ugh. Exasperation. Frustration. Resignation. Irritation. Disappointment.

At least once a day, someone asks me how much weight I've lost or how much debt I paid off. Totally fair questions and I'm happy to answer them (except I don't own a scale and don't worry about my present body weight.)

Here's the thing though - what I've gained is so much more interesting.

https://primalpotential.com/555/

This shift from "less" to "more" is what we're diving into today. It's not just a more peaceful perspective, we'll talk about why it's a more effective one, too!

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Related Episodes 

Episode 552 - The Backstory of Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 547 - 10 Ideas Worth Spreading

Episode 550 - My Coaching Methodology

Episode 532 - Finding Your Way to Win

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Jan 17, 2019

I've been thinking a lot about the life & business I want to create in 2019. I shared a lot of those details in episode 549 of the podcast. I missed out on a LOT of my life. There are decades, relationships and experiences that I can't get back. In saying "yes" to food, saying "no" to happiness and relationships, I destroyed a lot of relationships and experiences. I don't want to live that way naymore. In fact, I refuse to live that way.

But here's the very important thing: it's not just about physical health. Often, that gets all the priority. What we eat. Our body composition. Our exercise routine.

Today we are talking about another very, very, very important component and the shift I'm making in my own life.

https://primalpotential.com/554/

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Related Episodes 

Episode 552 - The Backstory of Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 454 - How Transcendental Meditation is Helping Me

Episode 206 - All About Journaling

Episode 550 - My Coaching Methodology

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Jan 14, 2019

I used to use stress, pressure, chaos and crisis as reasons to not take care of myself. As soon as life got hard, I'd stop trying. I'd stop making good food choices, I'd stop going to the gym, I'd stop being financially responsible. I'd check out. 

I'll be the first to admit that it's not always easy to do the right things when it feels like you're in crisis mode, but there are a few things I knew for sure: 

  • Take care of yourself makes the chaos dramatically more manageable
  • Not taking care of yourself makes it dramatically more difficult to manage
  • It is possible to make great choices when life is hard
    It is worth it

Last week was straight CHAOS for me. I closed on a new property and there were innumerable hoops to jump through at the last minute. I moved into it. I moved out of my tiny house the same day. My boyfriend moved in with me. A new tenant moved into the tiny house. My 98-year-old grandmother was in the hospital and required surgery. My first book launched. The 12 WT launched. Plus, I had my normal workload, which is quite heavy to begin with. 

I was determined to not only get through the week, but to enjoy it and to take impeccable care of myself through it all. In today's podcast, I'm sharing my own strategies for navigating chaos without crisis and without putting self-care on the back burner. 

https://primalpotential.com/553/

Resources:

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You always hear me rave about Artisana Coconut Butter travel packs and they will be a travel staple for me more than ever this year! I buy them through Thrive Market because a) they are cheaper and b) I love to support a company that makes living well more accessible and affordable! If you're new to Thrive Market, register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an extra 20% off your first order!

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Jan 10, 2019

At long, long last, my first book - Chasing Cupcakes - is finally available! 

It would have been easy to write a book about nutrition, hormones or fat loss, but that's not the book I wanted to write. I wanted to write a book that hadn't already been written. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing books about nutrition, hormones and fat loss. Besides, that wasn't the book I needed when I was deep in my own personal struggle with obesity, binge eating, excuses, exceptions, doubt, delay and debt.

In the thick of my decades-long struggle, I knew exactly what to do. I could have talked for hours, if not days, about all the changes I could make to lose weight, get healthy, pay off my debt and everything in between. I didn't need more information.

For me, the problem was that I wasn't doing all the things I knew to do. I knew how to lose weight, in theory, but what I didn't know was how to get myself to do the work. I didn't know how to end the excuses and exceptions. I knew how to get out of debt - I had thousands of strategies and action-plans. What I didn't know was how to consistently get myself to do the work.

That's the book I needed. So, that's the book I wrote.

Today, I'm excited to share with you the story behind Chasing Cupcakes and to answer all your questions about the book and the writing process! I have been waiting for this moment for so long and I hope you love the book as much as I do!

https://primalpotential.com/552/

Resources:

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Related Episodes Include:

Episode 204: My Mom is on the Show! 

Episode 211: Thin People & Food Issues (My Sister is on the Show)

You always hear me rave about Artisana Coconut Butter travel packs and they will be a travel staple for me more than ever this year! I buy them through Thrive Market because a) they are cheaper and b) I love to support a company that makes living well more accessible and affordable! If you're new to Thrive Market, register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an extra 20% off your first order!

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Jan 7, 2019

What is my food philosophy? What is yours? Do you have one? Are you living like it?

I talk a lot about food and share a lot of the way I eat and the way I don't eat, but today I want to share with you exactly what my food philosophy is.

It's not about macros. It's not about calories. It's not even about fat loss. You might be surprised by a few things and I'm so excited to share it with you!

https://primalpotential.com/551/

Before we dive into the episode: today I shared an opportunity for you to take a sneak peak inside the winter 12 Weeks to Transformation! While the podcast is mostly about information and strategy, the 12 WT is all about action. It's about getting off the sidelines, into the game, and returning to action every day. In addition to weekly challenges, a guided daily journal, a private Facebook group and weekly live Q&As, I also share short daily coaching audio messages to help you return to your intentions each day, no matter what's going on in your life. Want to experience 5 days of those short coaching messages? Share your email address here and you'll get coaching messages right to your inbox for the next 5 days!

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My Food Philosophy Includes:

  • Food choices hinge on whether or not I'm hungry (whether or not my body needs fuel)
  • Food isn't good or bad - take the emotion & drama out of it
  • Don't major in the minors
  • Eat real food
  • How I feel is greater than how I look
  • Short term strategies deliver short term results - no interest in anything short term
  • Pay close attention to how my choices make me feel and how my body responds
  • I rely on my body for my answers more than anyone else's opinion

Resources:

Want to join the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation? Secure your spot here! 

Still want to learn more about the 12 WT process? Listen to episode 546 of the Primal Potential Podcast

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Jan 3, 2019

Today I'm sharing my coaching method with you. This isn't just how I work with clients, it's how I coach myself. I'm not on a diet and I don't "put" my clients on a diet.

I'm not into guilt, drama, negativity, sacrifice or an obsession with a "goal weight".

Today I'll share with you my thoughts on paying attention, aligning your thoughts with what you want, creating change via evolution, not revolution, improving your outlook and constantly adjusting.

If you are ready to do things differently and create permanent change (while enjoying the process), this is your episode.

https://primalpotential.com/550/

Before we dive into the episode: today I shared an opportunity for you to take a sneak peak inside the winter 12 Weeks to Transformation! While the podcast is mostly about information and strategy, the 12 WT is all about action. It's about getting off the sidelines, into the game, and returning to action every day. In addition to weekly challenges, a guided daily journal, a private Facebook group and weekly live Q&As, I also share short daily coaching audio messages to help you return to your intentions each day, no matter what's going on in your life. Want to experience 5 days of those short coaching messages? Share your email address here and you'll get coaching messages right to your inbox for the next 5 days!

> Get 5 days of coaching messages delivered right to your inbox <<<<

Resources:

Want to join the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation? Secure your spot here! 

Still want to learn more about the 12 WT process? Listen to episode 546 of the Primal Potential Podcast

Related Episodes:

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