Welcome to Becoming Fearless, a podcast about what it takes to say yes to yourself when you are at the intersection of staying the path or taking a leap of faith.
I’m Annie Spano, a multi-passionate entrepreneur who became fearless in 2016 by saying yes to the unknown so I could start living my fullest potential and inspire other women to do the same.
Tune in for empowering conversations about saying yes to your dreams, finding your authentic self, living your values, and becoming the best version of yourself. Are you ready to start your journey to becoming fearless?
Ep. 114: Anna Churchill talks finding your identity, becoming an expert, and being transparent.
On this episode of Becoming Fearless, meet Anna Churchill, the founder of Synergy Face and Body, a med spa focused on clinical and corrective skincare. As a professional dancer, Anna always loved the aesthetic element of performance. After working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists for years, Anna decided to open her own business. Since opening her first location 15 years ago, Anna has grown her business to meet demand and expand services. Join Anna and Annie as they talk finding your identity, being good at something, becoming an expert, learning to do the hard things, being transparent, and focusing on the why.
Our Favorite Quotes:
“People want to feel good about themselves.”
“If anyone else is doing it, then it can be done.”
“It’s part of the journey – learning about yourself.” - Annie
“Focus on the why, not the how.”
“Once you make the decision and you jump off the cliff, guess what, you’re gonna have to figure out how to fly.”
“Being fearless is knowing you have fears and still moving forward.”
Ep. 113: Kelsey Murphy talks finding your calling, dabbling in your interests, and taking responsibility.
Today on the Becoming Fearless podcast, meet Kelsey Murphy, a business and life coach who works with people to help them redefine what they want to do for work and create businesses that fit their holistic visions of their lives. Kelsey has a background in advertising, but she always knew advertising wasn’t meant to be her long-term dream. What Kelsey really loved was personal development, so she started her journey toward life coaching. Join Kelsey and Annie as they talk finding your calling, building something you’re proud of, dabbling in your interests, finding a community, doing something meaningful, and taking responsibility for your own motivation.
“It does not happen in a day; it does not happen in a year. You have to find that wherewithal and that stamina to say ‘this is something I want for my life’.”
“What makes this journey way more enjoyable is when you have friends to do it with.”
“You have to inject inspiration into your life.”
“The emotional side of you is truly a superpower.”
Ep. 112: Erica Ligenza talks sharing your creativity, using your talents, and maintaining momentum.
This week on Becoming Fearless, meet Erica Ligenza, the blogger behind Coming Up Roses, the voice of the Thrive podcast, and the creator of BossPitch. Erica started her blog in 2013 as a creative outlet while she was in college, posting just once a week. Soon, the blog gained momentum and when she graduated, Erica was able to turn blogging into her full-time job. Join Erica and Annie as they talk sharing your creativity, taking things into your own hands, exploring different mediums, using your talents, maintaining momentum, understanding priorities, and being willing to adapt.
Our Favorite Quotes:
“It won’t be for everybody, but maybe it will be for somebody. If the right person sees it, then it’s worth it.”
“The reason that you’re doing what you’re doing has to be more than applause.”
“Know what aspect of everything you do is the one that brings you back to center and reminds you why you started.”
Ep. 111: Cara Alwill Leyba talks making connections, trusting your message, and putting the beauty in every day.
On this episode of the Becoming Fearless podcast, Cara Alwill Leyba is back (catch her on episode 61!). Cara is an author based in NYC and creator of The Champagne Diet, inspiring women to live their most effervescent lives. Having just released her ninth book, Cara knows plenty about being a #bossbabe. Join Cara and Annie as they talk putting the beauty in every day, being honest with your story, making connections, trusting your message, leading by example, and visualizing the life you want to live.
Ep 110: Becoming Fearless is back!
Today on Becoming Fearless – Annie is back! After taking a break from the podcast for a few months and doing plenty of thinking about what the podcast means to her and her listeners, Annie is back behind the mic for the return of Becoming Fearless. Wondering what she’s been up to these past four months? Join Annie as she talks taking breaks, learning about yourself, discovering new purpose, saying yes to yourself, and finding your Fearless Day.
Ep. 109: Annie talks getting out of your comfort zone, knowing you can succeed, and doing it for yourself.
This week on the Becoming Fearless podcast, Annie talks aligning your values with who you are and avoiding “tolerable mediocrity.” People tolerate mediocrity for many reasons, from getting a decent paycheck to maintaining a friendship, but not taking your own values into consideration can lead to feeling stuck, or even depressed. Join Annie as she talks getting out of your comfort zone, pursuing your passions, knowing you can succeed, and doing it for yourself.