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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

I think you need to slow down. I know I need to slow down. However, those of us who most need to slow things down are usually the ones who think there's just no way.

This is one of my favorite podcast episodes of the year because we're talking about the tendency to rush through our days and our lives with an operating system of "too much at once".

In today's episode, I'm sharing my incredible conversation with Sandy Vo about how to slow down, especially when you don't think you can.

You know how when your computer starts to run slow, you close down all the programs that are open & running in the background when you're not using them? You can do that with your thoughts. What thoughts are open and running in the background, draining your energy and darkening your mood? You can turn them off. Turning them off doesn't mean deleting them anymore than closing Skype when it's not running means that it's gone forever.

If you are ready to create more space in your life and in your mind, you want to carve out time for this episode! DM me on Instagram and let me know your favorite part!

Connect with Sandy Vo

Learn about Sandy & Ladies Aligned

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 27, 2019

It's another listener Q&A episode and today Sarah and I are diving into your personal power and practical strategies to help you step into it!

For each of the questions we're covering in today's episode, we return to your personal power - your ever present ability to create improvement and make change!

Questions covered in today's episode include:

  • I'm looking for an accurate answer as to whether or not I can consistently get results with bulletproof coffee for breakfast, meat & veggies for dinner and carb refeed every 5th day.
  • How can I get comfortable with my changing body?
  • I go off the rails when I'm on vacation. Have you done episodes on vacation or travel? Do you have any go-to snacks for travel?
  • How do I consistently make myself a priority?
  • How do I stay focused?
  • How can I channel the success of getting out of debt to win with weight loss?

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop today and get two incredible pairs of leggings for just $24! Make sure you register through fabletics.com/primalpotential to take advantage of that killer deal! You can check out my faves from Fabletics here.

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Travel episodes include: 

Episode 461

Episode 462

Apr 25, 2019

Building emotional resilience is one of the most powerful steps toward happiness, confidence, peace of mind and consistency but it certainly requires intentionality and practice.

In today's episode we're talking about how to go about creating this barrier to emotional volatility and how to enforce personal boundaries while practicing emotional resilience.

https://primalpotential.com/593/

Emotional Resilience Questions

Was insult intended?

Do I know for sure?

What assumptions have I made?

Am I focused on the problem or the solution?

Am I judging someone?

Am I placing my standards and values on someone else?

What is the difference between what actually happened (the facts) and what I added to the story (assumptions/intent/feelings)?

What have I added to the facts?

What else could this mean?

Have I added insult where none was intended?

What if I decided to not take this so seriously?

What's my role in this?

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 22, 2019

What are your core values? Do you show up with honesty & kindness for others but not for yourself?

Do you feel like you're a great leader in you work or for your family but you aren't leading yourself?

Today I'm talking with leadership expert Kareen Walsh about how to become a more effective leader of yourself and you won't want to miss it!

One of my favorite parts of the conversation is when Kareen reminds us all to give ourselves permission to show up as the version of ourselves we want to be TODAY.

She talks us through what we can do when we know our core values, or we know what we want them to be, but we aren't making choices accordingly.

https://primalpotential.com/592/

Connect with Kareen

Kareen's 8-Week Business Masterclass

Lead with Value

Follow Kareen on Instagram

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 20, 2019

You know Vogue's 73 questions? I'm answering them today! I actually don't think I answered all 73 but we got most of them plus a bunch of your great ones!

The 73 questions include:

  • What did you do for the first 30 minutes of your day?
  • What's a typical lazy day?
  • What was the last emoji you used?
  • What's it like living on Cape Cod?
  • If it wasn't Cape Cod, where would it be?
  • Who's career do you admire & respect the most?
  • What's the most overused phrase right now?
  • What drives you the most crazy right now?

Listen to today's episode for the rest! Plus, my answer to listener questions including:

I lack long-term motivation. I am confused why some days I want progression and other days I don't care. Is my WHY too weak?

How do I stop mindlessly eating?

How can we motivate those we love to lose weight and get healthy?

Resources:

Get on board for the free e-series about mental & emotional spring cleaning! It kicks off Monday May 6th!

The wait list is now open for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

You can submit questions and topics for the show here.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram!

Apr 18, 2019

Are you keeping yourself from big wins in the areas of your goals because you settle for little wins? Are you taking the perspective of "good enough" or "better than before"? You might be holding yourself back in a big way!

I started thinking about this as my Winter 12 WT clients went through their good/better/best challenge and then just a few days later I heard Chris Harder talking about not letting easy money keep you from big money.

In today's motivational minisode, we're diving into an honest look at how we hold ourselves back and what we can do to break free from the confines of our comfort zone and small wins.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram

Apr 15, 2019

Mental wellness drives physical wellness. Without a strong mental game, it's just a house of cards. You don't want to miss today's episode! I'm interviewing one of the most positive, enthusiastic women I know: Brooke Thomas.

When I asked her what she's most passionate about sharing, she told me her incredible story that led her to the realization that mental wellness trumps physical wellness.

We dive into strategies for when you feel stuck or burdened by the life you designed. It's a powerful conversation about creating the life you want, slowing down to speed up and not settling for less than what you're capable of.

https://primalpotential.com/589/

Connect with Brooke: 

Follow Brooke on Instagram

Connect with Brooke on Facebook

Learn more about her Live Out Loud programs

Work with Elizabeth

Hop on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

 

Apr 13, 2019

What is carb sensitivity? How do you know if you're carb sensitive? In today's episode, we're answering listener questions about carbs, sugar addiction, the best foods when you're on a budget and much more!

Questions tackled in today's episode include:

  • How can you tell the difference between being sluggish from something you ate and not getting quality sleep. I'm struggling with knowing if I'm getting enough/quality sleep.
  • I've listened to your episode on Identity Journaling but after I answer the questions,I'm not sure where to go with it. What do I do with my answers to the questions?
  • If I take your advice and ask myself, "What is possible?", what do I do with the answer?
  • What I struggle with most, I identify as "sugar addiction". I know that I would be healthier if I never ate refined sugar, but it's a mind game where I feel deprived instead of feeling elated that I'm choosing to do good things for myself. I just don't know how to get out of my own head.

  • I have no willpower. I listen to your podcasts and although they are so good, nothing is helping me. I lose 2-3lbs and then go on a blitz of eating poorly. At 58years old, I don’t think anything will help me.

  • How can you tell if you are sensitive to carbs or not?

  • What are the best nutritious foods available for a person currently living pay check to paycheck?

Resources for Carb Sensitivity

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

Primal Potential Episode 316 on Wired to Eat

Carb Sensitivity Program by Dr. Natasha Turner

Primal Potential Q&A 2: What's Your Carb Tolerance

Get on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Resources for Eating on a Budget

Thrive Market

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe

Episode 066: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

https://primalpotential.com/588/

 

Apr 11, 2019

You aren't too busy to take care of yourself or to prioritize your health.

Sure, you might be able to tell yourself and others that's the reason you aren't making progress or doing the work, but it doesn't make it true. It's just a convenient story - a permission slip you write yourself for being inconsistent.

The reality is - taking great care of yourself increases your bandwidth, it doesn't decrease it. It gives you more energy, more focus, more determination, clarity and efficiency.

I love the Zen saying about meditation. "If you don't have time to meditate for an hour each day, meditate for two hours." If you think you're too busy, you need to adjust both your schedule and your perspective!

There are so many other elements to this permissive lie and we're exploring them all on today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/587/

A Few Tips If You're "Busy"

  • Stop using "busy"
  • Ask yourself if you're creating a life you love or just keeping yourself busy
  • Are you getting the results you want?
  • Create more space
    • Talk more slowly
    • Think more slowly
    • Move more slowly
    • Meditate
    • Eliminate obligations that you aren't passionate about

Resources

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Watch the 4-Part Change Maker Series

Part 1: Awareness

Part 2: Alignment

Part 3: Advancement

Part 4: Adjustment

Follow me on Instagram

Apr 8, 2019

Get ready to expand your perspective about personal growth! Get ready to get excited about it and more enthusiastic in your pursuit of it!

Today, we have Tara Romano on the show! Tara and I met a few months ago and when I saw her Instagram post where she said that personal growth is her drug of choice, I just had to have her on the show.

Personal growth is a gift, not a burden. It's something you do FOR yourself, not TO yourself. It's not a sacrifice.

In today's episode, we dive into both personal growth, the gift of it and overcoming insecurity and comparison.

Some of Tara's personal affirmations include:

  • Interupt the pattern
  • It's not that serious
  • Stop making up so many stories
  • I'm a perfect work in progress
  • I'm a magnet for all I desire
  • My life is perfect as it is and I'm capable of making any changes as I desire
  • All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.

Resources:

Learn about Tara and her fitness empire, Tone & Tease

Follow Tara on Instagram

Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening

"The glassblower knows, while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break."

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Are you on the wait list for ASCEND?! More details coming soon!

Apr 6, 2019

Need to get yourself to follow through on the promises you make to yourself? I've gotcha! Today's episode will give you the mindset & strategy for success!

https://primalpotential.com/585/

Questions Answered in Today's Episode

  1. Why do I keep holding myself back?
  2. How to stay focused on the process today and not go down the rabbit hole of worrying about the future or how long change will take?
  3. Who's your favorite band?
  4. I am quite OCD, so why is it I have trouble following through with my goals?
  5. My inconsistency is driving my frustrations. What is the key to overcoming this?
  6. What should I do when I feel mentally blocked?
  7. I need to take action. What can I do to get out of "learning mode"?
  8. When does the next 12 Weeks to Transformation start and how much of a daily commitment does it take?

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Got a question or topic for the podcast? Send it to us here!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Apr 5, 2019

Fear of failure and fear of missing out (FOMO) reflect incomplete truths - emotional corners of the truth - and we can overcome them! I've been having a lot of conversations with clients about fear and today we're breaking it down so we can set ourselves free!

https://primalpotential.com/584/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • What's possible?
  • What stories do you tell yourself (or excuses do you sell yourself) that talk you out of your potential?
  • What else is true?

Fear is a liar because you are in control! You create your results! Fear of failure is a liar because you have the power of choice! You don't have to fear failure because you control it with your own actions! The fear is a distraction!

Instead of submitting to the fear, challenge it with those questions. Instead of limiting yourself to the boundaries of your fears, choose to press on in spite of any fears.

"The fears you don't face become your limits." ~ Robin Sharma

Primal Potential Episode 577: Money Mindset

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Apr 4, 2019

Being in a funk sucks but you don't have to submit to your bad mood! In fact, getting yourself out of a funk is a skill you must build if you want to be consistent. Today's episode has the strategy for you! You are not a victim of your bad mood but being in a funk can threaten your progress UNLESS you know how to pull yourself out.

You are in control of your own funk-extraction!

This is actually one of the weekly challenges from the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation spring group and I'm excited to share it with you!

https://primalpotential.com/583/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • How can you help yourself today?
  • What are you able and willing to do today to help yourself?
  • What do you want more of?
  • What do you want less of?
  • What's hard?
  • What's in the way?
  • What are you focused on when things feel hard?
  • What's in your power to change?

Don't settle for the funk. Don't allow it. Recover the person you were intended to be!

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Primal Potential Episode 553: Chaos without Crisis

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Apr 3, 2019

The barriers to adjustment are defensiveness and avoidance. To create change, you have set those aside and get clear on what you want & if it's working. Today is part 4 of our 4-part change maker series where we're exploring the 4 pillars of creating change:

Awareness

Alignment

Advancement

Adjustment

https://primalpotential.com/582/

The Path to Effective Adjustment:

Clarity + Consistent Assessment

Clarity: What do you want? What is the outcome you're seeking? What is the result you want to get or the change you want to create?

Consistent Assessement: How will you know it's working? What factors drive results? When & how will you monitor your progress without defensiveness?

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Apr 2, 2019

We are working our way through the 4 pillars for creating lasting change and today we're diving into the third: advancement.

Are you advancing your position? What action can you take now and next to move in the direction you want?

https://primalpotential.com/581/

Since these 4 pillars of being a change maker build on eachother, make sure you've listened to the first 4 parts!

Creating Advancement:

  • What can you do now or next to advance your position?
  • What's your next best choice?
  • What am I able and willing to do today to make progress?

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Change Maker Part 2: Alignment

Resources:

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation - registration closes Friday and we kickoff Sunday April 7th! 

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 1, 2019

Do positive affirmations really work or are they just wishful thinking? Simple answer: it depends on you.

Yesterday, we kicked off this Change Maker series on the podcast with Part 1 on awareness. Today, we're tackling the second pillar of change: alignment.

Alignment is about making sure that your intentions (what you want) and your attention (what you're focused on) are in sync. When they aren't in sync, you will experience excuses & inconsistency.

While there are many tools we use within the 12 Weeks to Transformation to create alignment, one of the simplest and most effective (when done right) include positive affirmations. In fact, I just did an episode about how affirmations related to money have been changing the game for me lately.

https://primalpotential.com/580/

Here are a couple of my favorite affirmations and you can hear more in episode 577.

Fear is a liar because I am in control.

I create the results I want.

Resources:

Join the Spring 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Learn more about affirmations and limiting beliefs by listening to episode 577 and episode 571.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Learn more about the practice of Identity Journaling

Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss

 

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