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Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

Clarity on Fire Rachel East and Kristen Walker

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Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

    Dear Krachel: Tell me how to stop thinking, “This will never happen!”

    Dear Krachel: Tell me how to stop thinking, “This will never happen!”

    Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, our monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.
    This month we answered questions from:
    Samantha, who listened to our last Side Chat about wants vs. needs and started wondering about how that idea applies to money—when is it a need, and when does it become a want? And are you allowed to think that a large amount of money is actually a need? So Many Books, So Little Time, who’s very overwhelmed by all the things she wants to do, but doesn’t have time for now that she’s working a 9-5 again. How do you even begin to choose which books, podcasts, shows, courses, and YouTube videos to check out, and which to ignore? Amelia, who listened to some of our past Bonus Book Club episodes (linked below!) and was inspired to experiment with the Law of Attraction. She’s mind-blown with the results! But now that she’s realized how powerful her thoughts and intentions are, she wants to stop thinking things like, “I’ll never meet someone!” How do you stop fixating on things that you don’t want to happen? Leave a comment after you’ve listened to share how our advice for these listeners resonated with you!
    Want to submit a question for our June episode of Dear Krachel? Fill out this form and you might hear us tackle your Q! 
    1:1 COACHING IS COMING BACK!
    One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again on Friday, May 14! A few pointers to keep in mind:
    We’ll be taking on about 10-15 people in this new wave. This is for people interested in getting started in May or June. You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation. If you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability. If you’re seriously considering coaching, check out this page for all the details so you know what to expect!
    COMMUNITY UPDATES!
    We’re doing our first quarterly Zoom with Krachel for our Patreon members next Wednesday, May 12th at 1pm Eastern! This inaugural hangout will be “ask us anything” style. ☺
    Unlike monthly community meetups, this will be recorded. So, if you're a Flame tier member, you can enjoy the replay if you aren't able to attend live! Become a patron, here! 
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
    Bonus Book Club! The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (August 2018)
    Bonus Book Club! Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver (November 2018)
    Bonus Book Club! It’s Not Your Money by Tosha Silver (March 2019)
    Bonus Book Club! E-Squared by Pam Grout (January 2020)
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    • 32 min
    Three pieces of BIG news!

    Three pieces of BIG news!

    First and foremost–May the Fourth be with you. 
    Secondly–WHEW, do we have a litany of important news to share!
    Listen in today as we break down some major events happening in the Clarity on Fire world. The teasers include…
    Why we’re significantly changing how we do 1:1 coaching for the first time since we started 9 years ago … and what that means if you’re interested in working with us this time around. A book announcement many of you have been waiting years for. A major life change for Rachel, and the things she’s cooking up for you behind the scenes as a result. … and a story about a snake scaring the crap out of Kristen, just for fun. If you miss this one, you’ll be about as informed as someone Obi Wan Kenobi just mind erased with the Force (I will NOT apologize for this example on Star Wars day), so do yourself a favor and listen in.
    1:1 COACHING IS COMING BACK!
    One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again on Friday, May 14! A few pointers to keep in mind:
    We’ll be taking on about 10-15 people in this new wave. This is for people interested in getting started in May or June. You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation. If you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability. If you’re seriously considering coaching, check out this page for all the details so you know what to expect!
    COMMUNITY UPDATES!
    We’re doing our first quarterly Zoom with Krachel for our Patreon members next Wednesday, May 12th at 1pm Eastern! This inaugural hangout will be “ask us anything” style. ☺
    Unlike monthly community meetups, this will be recorded. So, if you're a Flame tier member, you can enjoy the replay if you aren't able to attend live! Become a patron, here! 
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    • 30 min
    Bonus Book Club! Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley

    Bonus Book Club! Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley

    Calling all fellow bookworms, library nerds, and general lovers of literature — it’s time for another book club episode of the podcast! 
    Whenever there are five Fridays in a month, we devote the extra Friday to a book that we can’t get enough of. In this episode, we’re diving into a brand-new book: Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley.
    The last couple books we’ve talked about (The Artist’s Way and The Body Keeps the Score) were INTENSE. So, this book, which is all about yoga nidra—aka, the yoga of sleep—was the perfect, soothing antidote to the reading we’ve done lately. ;) 
    And given how exhausted, burnt out, and stretched to the limit most of us are after the last year, we need to prioritize rest more than ever! So, listen in as we talk about…
    What yoga nidra is, and the science of how it works How you can literally enter into a deep sleep state while still conscious and aware! The differences between meditation and yoga nidra Why we often resist resting (and even feel guilty for it)  Our experiences after trying out the practices that Tracee introduces in the book After you listen, come leave a comment to share how this conversation resonated with you!
    1:1 COACHING IS COMING BACK!
    One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again on Friday, May 14! A few pointers to keep in mind:
    We’ll be taking on about 10-15 people in this new wave. This is for people interested in getting started in May or June. You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation. If you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability. If you’re seriously considering coaching, check out this page for all the details so you know what to expect!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The new way of finding your dream job with AJ Mizes

    The new way of finding your dream job with AJ Mizes

    Full transparency, one of our biggest pet peeves is when people hear the “career” part of “life & career coaches” and assume we help people scour job boards and edit their résumés.
    There’s nothing wrong with that—it’s just not what we do.
    If you’ve found us, you may very well want a new job. You might find yourself pursuing job boards and staring at your résumé, wondering how to polish it so that you can be noticed by a company with an awesome work culture.
    But those aren’t the steps that come first. You can’t find career fulfillment if you have no idea who you are, what you want, or how to even recognize the right thing if it showed up. That’s our bread and butter.
    So, thank goodness for AJ Mizes, who actually loves all the stuff that we don’t! On this month’s interview with an expert, AJ and Rachel got into…
    How 88% of people get hired these days (…newsflash, it’s not sending endless online applications). Job searching and interviewing in a time of COVID—what’s changed, and a few things you probably haven’t thought of yet. Questions to ask in an interview to help you identify whether an employer is going to be healthy or toxic. Red and green flags to look out for in a potential boss. The one thing you absolutely MUST be doing if you want to stand out and get hired for a dream job. We learned SO much from AJ in just an hour—you’re going to get a lot out of this, too. After you listen, come leave a comment to share which of his strategies you’re going to implement!
    MORE ABOUT AJ
    A.J. is a talent and human potential aficionado with over a decade of experience within Career Coaching and Human Resources, and has been featured in NBC, CBS, FOX, The International Business Times, and Yahoo! News. He is currently CEO of The Human Reach, a human potential institute guiding high-achieving professionals to land their dream careers in record time, and coaching Silicon Valley leaders to be thoughtful, effective leaders. His most previous role was as a Facebook Global HR Leader. He has supported global teams of over 3,000 people and launched many innovative leadership programs that are still in full swing at Facebook today.
    Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
    1:1 COACHING IS COMING BACK!
    One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again on Friday, May 14! A few pointers to keep in mind:
    We’ll be taking on about 10-15 people in this new wave. This is for people interested in getting started in May or June. You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation. If you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability. If you’re seriously considering coaching, check out this page for all the details so you know what to expect!
    COMMUNITY UPDATES!
    We’ve got a LOT happening in our Patreon community this month! Join our $6/month “Flame” tier for access to…

    Monthly community meetups on Zoom. Our next one is happening on Sunday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30pm EST. And we're bringing on an expert for you! Fellow community member Francisca will guide us into expanding and exploring our breath with a 90-minute Conscious Connection breathwork practice to clear energy and release tension.

    This meetup will be 90 minutes so that we have plenty of space for breathwork and social connection, before and after the main event.

    Quarterly Zooms with Krachel! Our first one is happening on Wednesday, May 12 at 1pm EST. Unlike community meetups, this will be recorded. So, if you're a Flame tier member, you can enjoy the replay if you aren't able to attend live! More to come on this one closer to the day of, though we're planning on do

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Side Chat: Your needs & your wants are VERY different

    Side Chat: Your needs & your wants are VERY different

    So … I was in a therapy session and my therapist said something that filled me with, as I told Kristen during this episode, “The wrath of hell.”
    Why? Because she, unintentionally, broke one of the cardinal rules of anyone who’s in a therapy/coaching/healing profession: Make the person in front of you feel seen and heard.
    I brought her my very raw, tender emotions about something that was deeply troubling me, and in her attempt to help, she used an analogy that made me feel very unseen and unheard–and worse than that, almost made me feel gaslit and belittled. Cue rage erupting from me akin to the fires of hell.
    But, in classic fashion, my rage gave me an opportunity to coach myself (it turns out, of the two of us I’m probably the better coach for me anyway). And in getting to the bottom of why I was so triggered, I made a HUGE realization:
    I was angry because she had treated one of my needs as if it was a want. So, I decided we definitely need to have a Side Chat about this! Listen in as Kristen and I talk about…
    The analogy she used that made me feel like she was diminishing my needs. How, in an attempt to be evolved, we often end up gaslighting ourselves out of having needs. Why treating needs as needs, rather than wants, makes room for you to have ALL the uncomfortable emotions, without feeling guilty about it. Why it’s totally normal to be attached to your needs, and how you definitely don’t have to worry that being attached will mess up your ability to receive what you want. After you listen, come leave a comment to share something you’ve been treating as a want, that might actually be a need!
    COMMUNITY UPDATES!
    We’ve got a LOT happening in our Patreon community this month! Join our $6/month “Flame” tier for access to…
    Monthly community meetups on Zoom. Our next one is happening on Sunday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30pm EST. And we're bringing on an expert for you! Fellow community member Francisca will guide us into expanding and exploring our breath with a 90-minute Conscious Connection breathwork practice to clear energy and release tension.
    Here's a teaser: "Conscious Connected Breathing is a powerful, active three-part breathing practice that consists of a large inhale into the diaphragm, another inhale into the chest, and a soft exhale. This amazing practice has helped people experience more joy, less stress, reduced tension, increased focus, relief, clarity, and connection to their intuition."
    This meetup will be 90 minutes so that we have plenty of space for breathwork and social connection, before and after the main event.
    Quarterly Zooms with Krachel! Our first one is happening on Wednesday, May 12 at 1pm EST. Unlike community meetups, this will be recorded. So, if you're a Flame tier member, you can enjoy the replay if you aren't able to attend live! More to come on this one closer to the day of, though we're planning on doing an "ask us anything" themed session for our inaugural event!
    Our private Discord Server, which is a space for our community to chat every day and connect! Sharing our feelings, recommending books and podcasts, talking about career and life challenges–it's all happening on Discord.
    Become a patron, here!
    LINKS
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    • 58 min
    I can’t believe this is my life with Solange Luftman

    I can’t believe this is my life with Solange Luftman

    One of the hardest lessons I have to learn over and over again is that you will never be done.
    Ugh. It would just be WAY more convenient if life was arranged into predictable milestones that I could work toward at a reasonable pace and achieve with stunning regularity, thank-you-very-much!!
    And I also love control! When getting what I want depends on how much I’m perfecting myself and my actions, then at least I can make things happen.
    Sadly for me, and probably you too, life refuses to comply with my wishes. And yet … sometimes, that’s incredibly good news. Which is why I brought on my client, Solange, for this month’s interview with a normal person. It turns out that you can get things that feel too good to be true, without being “done” or the most perfect version of yourself!
    Listen in as Solange and I talk about…
    The incredibly hard place she was in a few years ago, and how she got stuck in a very bland, unfulfilling job. That time, only a few weeks into coaching, when Solange was shocked by getting something she’d just told me she wasn’t sure was possible for her. How she let go of the fixation on needing her career to be predictable and linear, and started flexing her creativity again (and writing her first novel). How life can be both unbelievably good and very much a work in progress, at the same time. After you listen, come leave a comment to share how Solange’s story resonated with you!
    JOIN THE CLARITY ON FIRE COMMUNITY!
    A lot is happening over on Patreon!
    Join the $3/month tier (The Spark) for access to occasional bonus episodes and other special content. Think of this like our virtual “tip jar.” If you’re not interested in the community aspect, but appreciate our work and want to send a little love our way every month, plus get access to bonus content, this is for you! Join the $6/month tier (The Flame) for occasional bonus content and access to monthly patron-only Zoom meetups (hosted by our Community Ambassador, Madison), quarterly Zoom hangs with Krachel, and a forum where members chat in depth! For those of you who join “The Flame” tier, there’s going to be a breathwork workshop later this month hosted by our friend and Patreon member, Francisca Hernandez! Dates and more info will be posted in Patreon.
    Become a patron, here!
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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