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The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

POWER to Live More with Jo Dodds Jo Dodds

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

    Laura Lacy-Thompson: Transforming Your Beliefs into Action

    Laura Lacy-Thompson: Transforming Your Beliefs into Action

    Laura Lacy-Thompson is a Rapid Transformational Therapist and Certified Life Coach based in New York, who coaches international clients online.

    She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs increase their income and impact by removing their limiting beliefs, upgrading their mindset, and taking inspired action.

    Laura works with her clients one to one and in her Facebook group to get to the root of what is holding them back with a combination of coaching, cognitive-behavioural tools, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy to create real transformation.

    Laura joins me today to dive into why she retrained as a Certified Life Coach and the reasons she is so committed to working with female entrepreneurs to break through blocks in their personal and professional life that stop them from achieving their goals.

    She discusses why she intentionally keeps her business streamlined to maximise her personal connections to her clients, even though she serves women all over the world.

    Laura also shares her love of journalling as a method of self-reflection and why she writes three Morning Pages in her journal each morning as a way of processing events and preparing for the day ahead.

    “Beliefs create thinking, thinking creates emotion, emotion creates action” Laura Lacy-Thompson

    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * Why Laura’s experience of severe trauma inspired her to heal herself, and subsequently share the process with her clients* Why she loves coaching online, even when not quarantined* How the coaching aspect of Laura’s business helps women move forward after therapy* How Laura organises her workday and balances helping her clients while working on her other projects* Why it is critical to create a boundary between work and home life when running a business from home * How Laura prioritises her projects and how her work process has evolved over time* The tools and apps she uses in her business* Self-care tips for entrepreneurs working at home* How she keeps up to date in her niche* How Laura deals with a day that isn’t going as expected

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Zoom* Accuity* Facebook Messenger* Aweber* Mike Filsaime* Vimeo

    Connect with Laura Lacy-Thompson:

    * Laura Lacy-Thompson Website* Laura Lacy-Thompson on LinkedIn* Laura Lacy-Thompson on Instagram* Laura Lacy-Thompson on Facebook

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    • 50 min
    Christian De La Huerta: Expressing Your Unique Human Potential

    Christian De La Huerta: Expressing Your Unique Human Potential

    Christian De La Huerta is an award-winning author and respected leader and teacher in the breathwork, self-development, and personal transformation field. He has conducted inspiring retreats across the world using psycho-spiritual teachings for life-changing and lasting effects.

    His latest book, Awakening the Soul of Power, has helped many people – including multiple Grammy award-winner Gloria Estefan, who describes it as a “balm for the soul of anyone searching for the truth and answers to life’s difficult questions.”

    In today’s episode, Christian shares his journey into coaching and how his early life experiences have fostered his sense of empathy.

    He reveals why it’s crucial to identify your purpose and what gives meaning to your life and highlights questions you should ask yourself to help you identify your true purpose.

    He shares why expressing your unique potential is a path to a fulfilled and happy life and what meaning and purpose mean to him.

    Christian also shares how his latest book will help you own your power, how to identify the steps to regain it, and shares a few simple practices you can use to help you deal with challenging days.

    “What matters is that we give it our best, that we give expression to our own unique brand of personal excellence because that’s where our fulfillment is.”Christian De La Huerta

    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * Christian’s journey into transformation coaching* How today’s dramatic changes are affecting the way the younger generation thinks* How Christian’s early experiences help him to empathise with others * Why it’s so important to identify your purpose in life* What purpose and applying meaning to your life means to Christian* How giving expression to your unique human potential promotes happiness and fulfillment* Questions to ask yourself when trying to identify your purpose* Christian’s latest book about owning personal power* Simple practices you can do to regain your power* Why Christian is grateful for the way the pandemic changed the way he works with clients* How Christian stays up-to-date from a mindful conscious perspective* Helpful practices for dealing with tough days 

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl* Zoom* Keap* Asana

    Connect with Christian De La Huerta:

    * Soulful Power* Soulful Power on Facebook* Book: Awakening the Soul of Power* Facebook Group: Unleash Your Inner Hero* Christian De La Huerta on LinkedIn* Christian De La Huerta on Instagram* a href="https://m.facebook.

    • 45 min
    Dave Ruel: Done By Noon: Optimising Your Business for a Better Life

    Dave Ruel: Done By Noon: Optimising Your Business for a Better Life

    Dave Ruel is a serial entrepreneur, the author of Done by Noon, and a motivational speaker who focuses on helping entrepreneurs prioritise and optimise their time to achieve a more harmonious work-life balance.

    He was a competitive bodybuilder for years before being introduced to the world of online business and marketing. In 2009 he began his first online business marrying his love of fitness with his interest in outreach and marketing.

    Over the years, he founded and grew several multi-million dollar companies. His work in the online business world allowed him to see just how overworked and unbalanced the average entrepreneur was and inspired him to start his company, Effic. Effic strives to offer an alternative to the overworked and overwhelmed entrepreneur by teaching optimisation and process strategies for a more harmonious life.

    On today’s show, Dave and I discuss how he got started as an entrepreneur and how his passion for fitness inspired his transition into business.

    Dave offers insight into avoiding the “overworked entrepreneur” trope and how to have a successful business and a satisfying personal life. He breaks down the process for organising and prioritising your time, and he describes the actions he takes each day to ensure his personal and professional lives stay balanced.

    We also discuss the three types of freedoms every entrepreneur strives for and how optimising your processes can give you the POWER to live more.

    “It’s how well you can integrate your business with your life, or your life with your business, that you find real fulfillment as an entrepreneur.” Dave Ruel

    This week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * How Dave taught himself to be an entrepreneur* The structure and tools that entrepreneurs need to be successful* Why doing more is often less effective* The three freedoms that all entrepreneurs strive for* Why you should organise your time based on your life and how you want to live* How optimising your processes can be the key to work-life harmony* Why self-awareness is so important for productivity and planning your work* The four types of entrepreneurial tasks and how to prioritise them* How Dave practises self-care for his mind and body

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Book: First Things First by Stephen Covey* Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey* Twist* ClickUp

    Connect with Dave Ruel:

    * Get your free book* Dave Ruel Website* Effic Website* The Effic Planner* Podcast: Done By Noon* Book: Done By Noon by Dave Ruel* Effic on Facebook* Dave Ruel on LinkedIn* a href="http...

    • 55 min
    Stacy Brookman: Discovering Real Life Resilience Through Storytelling

    Stacy Brookman: Discovering Real Life Resilience Through Storytelling

    Everyone has a story to tell. When and how you tell your story determines whether you live your life thriving or barely surviving.

    Living with her sociopath ex-husband for years, Stacy Brookman knows how it is to be in an abusive relationship and how to get back on her feet following the emotional devastation.

    This experience, and learning how to overcome the emotional aftermath, inspired her to help others discover the power of healing themselves through telling their life story. She is a Resilience and Life Storytelling expert and the host of Real Life Resilience Podcast. Her mission is to help people, especially women, heal emotional trauma by writing their tough life stories.

    Stacy joins me today to share how to pursue real life resilience through telling the story of your life as well as the benefits of writing about your life experiences. She discusses how the brain functions when you write about your life, especially the tough times you’ve been through, and how she discovered that writing is beneficial in healing. She also shares the different writing strategies you can use to help you become healthier as well as the steps she takes to get things done so she has the power to live more each day.

    “Writing is a journey of self-discovery.” – Stacy Brookman”

    This Week on the POWER to Live More Podcast:

    * What she does as a resilience and life storytelling expert

    * The condition of your brain if you are in or have just come out of a traumatic experience

    * What the Two-Minute Miracle is

    * Why she chose to do what she does

    * The online summit she is facilitating

    * Why she asks people to make lists of milestones, conflicts, and desires in their lives

    * How she discovered what her life theme was

    * The word that comes up a lot when she teaches people how to write

    * What her daily structure looks like

    * How to paint a picture of your life

    * Why you are encouraged to publish your writing

    * What a creative nonfiction is

    * What Morning Pages are and why she encourages people to write them

    * How to do free writing

    * The significance of having a thinking partner

    * How she takes care of herself

    * Why she deliberately blocks out time when planning her schedule

    * Why you need to forgive yourself when things don’t go as they should

    * Why spending time with family is her picture of a day when she gets to live more

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Air Table

    * Virtual Assistant

    * Calendly

    * Fiverr

    * 30-Day Push by Chalene Johnson

    * Process Street

    * Thomas Delauer

    * Sara Solomon

    Connect with Stacy Brookman:

    * Stacy Brookman Website

    * Real Life Resilience Podcast

    * Stacy Brookman on Twitter

    * Stacy Brookman on Pinterest

    * Stacy Brookman on Instagram

    * a href="https://www.facebook.

    • 44 min
    Angela Durrant: Less Is More

    Angela Durrant: Less Is More

    Angela Durrant is a vocal and performance coach and the founder of Making Singing Easy.

    She is an author and a mentor who works with clients in-person and online and is currently working on singing and speaking retreats while making time to pause and appreciate life in the moment.

    Angela joins me today to share how she realised that the smallest things are the ones that make the most significant impact on her personal and professional life. She explains how the trials they experienced as a family changed the way she looks at success, business, and self-care. She also shares why you should invest in others and yourself as well as the factors that contribute to the biggest breakthroughs.

     “When you’ve got a desire and a love for something – it doesn’t really die down.” – Angela Durrant

    This Week on the POWER to Live More Podcast:

    * The turning point that made her focus on music

    * The parallels between music and life

    * The journey that led her to prioritise her family first

    * Present-focused versus “Future mode”

    * How she found a way to tick things off her list

    * The difference between a task and a project

    * When is the right time to hire a virtual assistant

    * Why she invested in her own learning, training, and development even from the beginning

    * How her perspective on self-care changed from self-indulgent to a necessity

    * How the phrase: “There’s something I’m not seeing here” helps her change the way she evaluates her circumstances

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Today List

    * Paper List

    * Online List

    * Journalling

    * iPhone

    * Notes App

    * Asana

    * Gmail

    * Google Drive

    * Dropbox

    * Teachable

    * Get Things Done Book by David Allen

    * A Little Peace of Mind Podcast by Nicola Bird

    * Michael Neill Books

    * Space Within Book by Michael Neill

    * The Inside Out Revolution Book by Michael Neill

    * Creating the Impossible Book by Michael Neill

    * Virtual Assistant

    * Group buddies

    Connect with Angela Durrant:

    * Angela Durrant Website

    Connect, Share, Inspire

    Thank you for joining me for this week’s episode of the POWER to Live More Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and would like to help support the show, please head over to iTunes or Stitcher, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review! You can also help me reach even more amazing business owners and leaders by sharing your favourite episodes on your social media channels.

    • 51 min
    Mindset and Habit Formation with Fred Stuvek Jr

    Mindset and Habit Formation with Fred Stuvek Jr

    Fred Stuvek, Jr. is a high-achieving professional with multiple talents.

    He has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for several achievements in baseball, basketball, and track. Following his career as a lettered football quarterback for the Midshipmen, he graduated as an Officer for the U.S. Navy.

    After offering his services to his country, he entered the business world holding senior leadership positions in private and public companies domestically and abroad.

    In addition to his unique background, distinct perspective, and results-oriented mindset, he is also the author of It Starts With You, a book that collects his experiences and insights on transforming goals into tangible successes.

    Fred joins me today to share his insights on forming the right mindset and habits for success. He explains what drove him to collect his thoughts and write the book, and touches on various topics included in the book.

    He tackles the importance of the “right fit concept,” emotional quotients, discipline, and determination in the face of adversity. He also discusses the process of actually creating the book — including his intense desire to make it as perfect as possible — framed from the perspective of someone eager to self-examine and learn from his mistakes.

    “If you believe in what you’re doing, and if you believe in yourself — those two ingredients are crucial for success.”Fred Stuvek

    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * What prompted Fred to write a book with a unique and comprehensive approach to successfully achieving one’s goals.* How his approach focuses on three things: what’s important, why it’s important, and how you do something about it.* The significance of the terms “mindset” and “habit,” and why those words are key terms in his book.* Why the key to dealing with the “I can’t do this” mindset is by believing in what you’re doing and believing in yourself.* Doing something that goes against the core of who you are versus something that requires a skill that you don’t have and can’t develop.* The importance of learning how to read signals from people, as well as assessing how much you can learn and develop under a prospective supervisor.* What are emotional quotients and how they impact your success? * The concept of “learned behaviour,” nurture vs. nature, and skills that are ingrained and developed over time.* The significance of having a mentor to guide you and provide you with a different view on things.* How you can determine your connection with another person by simply communicating.* Why the way you deal with adversity could very well be the single biggest challenge of your life. * How it’s really all about routine and patterns — and why we want to be creatures not just of habit, but of good habits.* The “default mode” that comes out when you’re faced with adversity.* Why discipline is a necessary trait for success and what happens if you don’t have enough of it.* Taking a critical view of things and learning to look at yourself to identify mistakes and to learn from them and move on.* The rigorous process he followed in writing the book.* His plans for promoting the book.


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    Connect with Fred Stuvek:

    * Fred Stuvek’s website*...

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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Free-flowing conversation

I was a guest on Jo’s show and I really enjoyed the experience. Good questions and an open, responsive conversation, which is really important when you listen back.

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Jo is a Fab Host

I had the pleasure of being invited on as a guest onto Jo's Podcast, she was a consumate professional and thoroughly engaging host. It was a real pleasure, I've since gone onto listen to a number of episodes and Jo had a really great way of drawing some absolute gold from her guests. Great show!!

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Great to listen to and be interviewed for!

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I now feel honoured to also be one of her interviewees - it was a great experience and a fab final product!

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