148 episodes

I'm Vari. Writer. Mentor. Mother

This weekly podcast offers a fresh perspective on work/life balance to stop you from feeling like you're failing at both, along with my insights + lessons learned from over a decade of being my own boss and mother of 2.

The Vari McKechnie Podcast Vari McKechnie

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

I'm Vari. Writer. Mentor. Mother

This weekly podcast offers a fresh perspective on work/life balance to stop you from feeling like you're failing at both, along with my insights + lessons learned from over a decade of being my own boss and mother of 2.

    Following Your Excitement

    Following Your Excitement

    In this weeks episode I'm sharing:


    how to use courage as a gateway to everything you want
    why excitement is the key to creating more of what we want
    examples of what I'm doing in my own life to generate excitement and playfulness
    Dr David Hawkins 'Scale of Consciousness' and how it helps us see the role that courage plays in our lives



    You can buy my book, Seeds of Courage here >>

    You can find out more about how we can work together here on my website >>



    Sending love,

    Vari x




    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 27 min
    Taking Risks now is what we later call Courage

    Taking Risks now is what we later call Courage

    In this weeks episode I'm talking about taking risks and how courage is the byproduct we get from taking these steps into the unknown.

    I'm sharing real life examples from my own life this year of where I took risks and left the comfort of the known to be couragous. This includes the job I had for 5 months and the shame / embarrassment I felt around having to 'take a job' and being secretive about it, and also the courage it took to bring my relationship to a close and move forward with my life in a different direction to what I had imagined.



    You can get my book, Seeds of Courage here >>



    Sending love,

    Vari x


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 36 min
    Why we need Courage before Bravery

    Why we need Courage before Bravery

    My book, Seeds of Courage is available to pre-order now: https://varimckechnie.com/seedsofcourage



    In this weeks episode I'm sharing:


    the two milestone I celebrated this week
    the difference between courage and bravery
    how we can cultivate courage with small, gentle acts
    I also read an excerpt from Seeds of Courage



    Thank you for being here.



    Sending love,

    Vari x


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 20 min
    Denouncing Ambition and Embracing Creativity

    Denouncing Ambition and Embracing Creativity

    In this episode, I share my recent personal journey of denouncing ambition and embracing a more creative approach to work.

    Discover the reasons behind my decision to shift from building a business to working on various projects as a writer, designer and coach. I dive into the benefits, challenges and strategies of pursuing a diverse range of creative projects.



    Some things I talk about :


    What led me to shift my focus from building a business to working on different projects as a creative
    How do I define ambition, and why do I believe it can hinder personal growth and creativity
    What challenges have I faced in denouncing ambition and pursuing a creative path
    How ambition can rob us of the joy of today
    and how being told as women we CAN do it all has caused me a lot of anxiety in the past



    If you're interested in working with me, visit varimckechnie.com to find out more.

    Let's connect on Instagram, I'm @varimckechnie

    And don't forget to grab a copy of my book, "Seeds of Courage - Stories, ideas and snippets of wisdom on how to live a big life through small and gentle acts of courage," available at varimckechnie.com/seedsofcourage


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 31 min
    142 - End Of Year Review (7 questions to ask yourself)

    142 - End Of Year Review (7 questions to ask yourself)

    In this episode I'm sharing some really great questions to ask yourself in your own personal end of year review. 

    This is the free resource I mentioned at the end of the episode:
    >> 19 Easy Conversation Openers For The Holidays.

    Sending love,
    Vari x


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 21 min
    141 - Personal Update: Moving Home, Writing Books + New Program

    141 - Personal Update: Moving Home, Writing Books + New Program

    Hey folks!

    In this personal update episode I'm catching you up on on all that's been happening and unfolding in my world over the last few months.

    I'm sharing:


    moving on from the uncomfortable 'gathering season' that was the first half of 2022
    the next move I'm making for me and my family
    the first drafts of 3 books I've written that will never see the light of day
    my fascination with cultivating more ease (and how this is influencing my coaching)
    the work decision I made at the start of the year that's been a game changer for my brain and heart
    what I've got back to doing after a 20 year break (that's left my bruised and so blissfully happy!)
    plus all the details on my refreshed and instant access home study program Peacefully Productive - reclaim your time, dial up your joy and revolutionise the way you get things done.

    Sending love,
    Vari x


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/varimckechnie/message

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ElkaEidelman ,

Vari sliding into my Friday ritual

New fav Friday ritual - tuning into Vari’s podcast with coffee, pen + note pad.
Not only is she a beautiful soul but her words resonate deeply and leave me feeling all the good vibes.
SO many great takeaways.
Elka X

Lewis_2382 ,

Refreshing creative pod

Wonderful weekly creative check in. So refreshing to have a real, honest and real take on the world I’m working in.

Always full of useful methods and new tricks to keep pushing yourself to the next level with out overthinking things...

Antskis ,

I could so relate!

Loved this 1st episode. Great real life examples that I found myself nodding along to, saying “yup that’s me!”. Reminded me that the way we react is always a choice. Vari’s words flow like her art does. ❤️

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
Tim Keller
Tara Brach
Tara Brach
Undeceptions with John Dickson
Undeceptions Ltd
BibleProject
BibleProject Podcast
The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Ascension
Joel Osteen Podcast
Joel Osteen, SiriusXM