100 episodes

Sometimes it‘s hard to see the light and to find the laughter. 52 Weeks of Hope is where you’ll hear from thought leaders, healers, and others who share their journeys through difficulties and uncertainty to feeling empowered, confident, and secure, knowing we don‘t have to do this life thing alone. Join self-help advocate, mom, and lawyer Lauren Abrams every week as she interviews inspirational people who motivate you to keep going and align with your path. Through humor, transparency, and grace this podcast shows you that anything is possible, and it‘s never too late to live your purpose, do what lights you up, and create extra ordinary things.

52 Weeks of Hope Lauren Abrams

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Sometimes it‘s hard to see the light and to find the laughter. 52 Weeks of Hope is where you’ll hear from thought leaders, healers, and others who share their journeys through difficulties and uncertainty to feeling empowered, confident, and secure, knowing we don‘t have to do this life thing alone. Join self-help advocate, mom, and lawyer Lauren Abrams every week as she interviews inspirational people who motivate you to keep going and align with your path. Through humor, transparency, and grace this podcast shows you that anything is possible, and it‘s never too late to live your purpose, do what lights you up, and create extra ordinary things.

    Living Up to Your Full Potential with Billy Saleebey

    Living Up to Your Full Potential with Billy Saleebey

    Are your dreams just sitting within your perceived realm of possibility, or are you expanding it? Oftentimes, we are held back from our full potential because we feel we aren’t capable or great enough to pursue our goals.


    Former Tesla executive turned podcasting CEO, Billy Saleebey, joins us today to tell you that you have everything it takes to achieve greatness by simply putting one foot in front of the other. 

     

    “So step number one could be a micro step, the smallest step you could possibly imagine. And that's okay. And then the third thing I would say is get someone in your life. Who's going to hold you accountable to doing those steps. You share your vision with them as detailed as possible. And by the way, the vision, you keep adding more details. You keep adding more, making it more real in your mind, making each step something that you can actually visualize yourself doing.” 

     

    In this episode, Billy also talks about co-founding Podify – a podcasting company that helps podcast shows scale and reach their respective goals; leading with purpose and empathy, and the importance of believing in yourself. 

     

    “Connection is the window to happiness. Yeah. If we don't connect and I mean really connect with other people, it's gonna be hard to find happiness. There's so many things that happen in our lives, obstacles, challenges, valleys, and also the high points. And if we don't have people to experience all of those things with, life becomes lonely and life becomes very challenging. I look at my life and I think to myself, how fortunate I am to have grown up with parents who taught me the power of connection.”

     

    In this episode:

    (01:00) - How Billy leaped from being a Tesla exec to podcasting
    (3:38) - The culmination of Podify
    (6:14) - Spotting an opportunity
    (9:54) - Valuing your dreams and going after them
    (15:04) - Living with empathy
    (16:31) - Emerging from obstacles
    (19:09) - Radical transparency
    (21:33) - Starting with a vision
    (26:21) - Finding a productivity ritual
    (31:52) - Finding the right pace
    (33:47) - Finding time to pause
    (38:31) - Purifying your intention
    (39:18) - Billy’s message of hope

     

    Guest

    After leading global learning and development teams for the most disruptive companies in the world (Tesla/SolarCity), Billy decided to go all in on podcasting. He is the creator and host of Insight Out, a show dedicated to revealing and dissecting life-changing insights; For the Love of Podcast, a show dedicated to the podcast community. Billy is the co-founder of Podify, a podcasting services, and technology company that specializes in the production and promotion of digital media and podcasts. 

     

    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 

    Billy Saleebey

    https://www.podify.com/
    http://insightoutshow.com/ 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1529215111
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/insight-out-with-billy-samoa/id1475737247
    https://www.instagram.com/billysamoa/
    https://www.youtube.com/c/BillySamoa

    • 45 min
    Taking Control of the Narrative with Maggie Kang

    Taking Control of the Narrative with Maggie Kang

    Life is a story and we control the narrative. The experiences we encounter may play a role in shaping the plot, but our response dictates the outcome. This is how Maggie Kang has chosen to live her life when her nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.

     

    The experience set Maggie on a new path. After 20 years in diagnostic radiology, she became a certified life coach and created a business called MaggieKangMD, LLC to help burned-out physicians and working moms. 

     

    Today, Maggie joins me to talk about how we can change our thoughts and how accepting pain can help us find healing. 

     

    Maggie also shares what led her to life coaching, the importance of realizing that suffering can be optional, and her unique message of hope.

     

    In This Episode

    (04:48) Coping with life’s hurdles
    (07:37) Reaching out for help from a life coach
    (08:38) The most valuable lessons Maggie learned from her coach
    (10:47) Is suffering optional?
    (18:33) Serving as a life coach for other doctors
    (17:23) The hardest challenge Maggie has overcome
    (21:29) Maggie’s message of hope

     

    Guest

    Maggie Kang is a physician, mother, certified life coach, and founder of MaggieKangMD, LLC.

     

    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 

    Maggie Kang

    https://maggiekangmd.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/maggiekangmd/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-kang-03088a229/

    • 23 min
    3 Ways to End Negative Self-Talk

    3 Ways to End Negative Self-Talk

    Do you ever feel like you’re drowning under the weight of endless negative self-talk? Do you hear yourself speaking kindly of everyone in your life – except yourself? 

    The good news is, there are ways to stop this negativity in its tracks for good – even if you’ve always been a lifelong self-loather. 

    Today’s episode is all about learning the secrets to self-confidence and self-compassion. When you practice these tools, you’ll find yourself becoming not only more loving and open towards yourself, but towards others in your orbit as well. 

    In This Episode

    (0:45) Take a short break from social media
    (04:33) Find affirmations that work for you 
    (05:35) Ground yourself
    (12:38) Make a list of what you’re grateful for
    (17:41) Enjoy the journey

    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope

    • 20 min
    Transforming Your Health (And Your Life) with Eric the Trainer

    Transforming Your Health (And Your Life) with Eric the Trainer

    What do you do when you feel yourself slowing down – not just mentally, but physically? How can women over 35 set themselves up for a lifetime of good health? And what should gym newbies know about working out? 

    Today’s guest, known as “Eric the Trainer,” is Eric Fleishman – fitness guru and personal trainer to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. He’s been instrumental in the physical transformations of celebs like Ethan Suplee and Kirstie Alley – and he joins us today to share his story of hard work, gratitude and service. 

    “Many times our plans and dreams and aspirations are based upon things that were told to us, ‘Oh, you should do that. Or you should do this.’ But if you actually follow your heart and you do things in your life that reflect your authentic self, you'll be much, much more successful. I'm actually following my authentic self in becoming a trainer and helping people on a massive scale. I don't feel like I go to work in the morning. I feel like I'm on a mission that's much larger than myself. If you wanna follow your passions and get paid for it, be your authentic self, follow your dreams and listen to your heart. Not just to your head.” – Eric (09:56)

    In this episode, Eric talks about how being a late bloomer nicknamed “Squeaky” got him into the gym for the first time, the important role sleep plays in our overall wellbeing, the value of protein-based diets, and why the gym is a magical place:

    “The gym in my opinion is one of the last magical places in society. It's where someone can come in who's feeling diminished, disenfranchised, either upset because they feel like they're too small or upset because they feel like they're too big and they can go through a physical transformation using the science of change, which is exercise, diet, and sleep. And through that transformation, they can emerge a hero. They can go from normal to extraordinary right there in the gym.” – Eric (06:24)

    Eric also shares his unique message of hope, and why he’s optimistic about the future:

    “The future is a very, very bright place. [The world] is very, very polarized right now, but it's prime time for someone to come along and join people together and lead them to a better place. So I have a lot of hope for the future, both in America and the world itself. … I'm very excited about the future.” – Eric (24:36)

     

    In This Episode

    (02:13) Eric’s story, and the challenges of being a late bloomer
    (03:22) An attitude of gratitude 
    (05:44) Growing up with the nickname “Squeaky”
    (6:57) The importance of proper sleep hygiene and its impact on our overall health
    (8:00) Importance of protein
    (09:08) 50,000 pushups for charity 
    (14:54) What women over 35 should know about fitness (and how to get long-sleek muscles)
    (20:09) How Eric maintains his fitness despite his on-the-go lifestyle
    (22:23) The most impactful lesson Eric has learned, and how he copes with hard times
    (24:36) Eric’s message of hope

     

    Guest

    Known as “Eric the Trainer,” Eric Fleishman is an entrepreneur, fitness guru and personal trainer who has worked with the likes of Ethan Suplee, Kirstie Alley, Michelle Branch, Big John McCarthy, Big Time Rush and more. In addition to training, Eric is the founder of a fitness consulting business and frequently contributes to “Muscle & Fitness” magazine, where he also serves on the advisory board.

     

    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 

    Eric the Trainer

    https://www.ericthetrainer.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/ErictheTrainer/
    https://twitter.com/ErictheTrainer
    https://www.instagram.com/ericthetrainer/

    • 28 min
    5 Life Lessons From the First 100 Episodes

    5 Life Lessons From the First 100 Episodes

    Over our first 100 episodes, we’ve heard so many stories of perseverance, tenacity, compassion and faith. Guests like David Romanelli, Emily Thiroux Threatt, Melissa Hughes, Karen Gamba and more have shared such inspiring stories and powerful messages of hope. 

     

    To celebrate our 100th episode today, I wanted to talk about five of the most important life lessons we’ve heard so far. 

     

    These lessons seem to be common themes in the messages our guests have shared, and they’re also lessons I’ve had the opportunity to put to use in my own life as well. 

     

    If you haven’t had the chance to listen to all 100 episodes yet, are just getting started, or just want a refresher, this episode will round up a few of the most unmissable life lessons we’ve heard – and inspire you for the next 100 episodes to come. 

     

    In This Episode

    (0:48) The genesis of 52 Weeks of Hope
    (03:15) Lesson #1: Imposter syndrome
    (07:16) Lesson #2: Connection
    (14:23) Lesson #3: Everyone has a message
    (17:38) Lesson #4: Enjoy the process
    (20:19) Lesson #5: Community

    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA

    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope

    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope

    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 

    • 25 min
    Creating Your Dream Life with Jim Palmer

    Creating Your Dream Life with Jim Palmer

    Ever wish you could quit your job and sell your house to live on a boat and run your dream business? 

    For most of us, it’s just a fantasy – but for coach, mentor and video marketer Jim Palmer, it’s real life. 

    In 2016, following a termination at work and a cancer diagnosis, Jim, his wife and their four kids decided to follow their dreams – by selling their home in Philadelphia and moving onto a house boat. 

    Living his dream lifestyle and running his dream business, Jim now teaches others how to do the same. 

    Today, Jim joins me to talk about saying yes to your dreams, why working with a coach can be invaluable, strategies for success he provides to his clients, and why perfectionism holds you back. 

    “There's an expression: Perfectionism or perfectionist is a label you wear. So it doesn't have to be your fault. In other words, what holds most people back from kind of pulling the trigger, launching, writing, publishing, whatever is, ‘I'm afraid of what people will say if it's not perfect.’ People become worried. … Make a decision as an entrepreneur, author, coach, speaker, whatever, just choose that you wanna be judged on the information that you share and not the imperfect way in which you share it. I've told so many of my clients that, and they're like, wow, that really works.” – Jim (08:47) 

    Jim also shares his techniques for overcoming challenges, and talks about how he helps other small business owners and entrepreneurs create their own dream lives. 

    “I believe that everybody is here for a reason. I believe we're here to serve each other. I think everybody has a God-given skill or talent. So you can either just use that in your private life, or if you happen to use that skill or talent and make it a business, become a small business owner. That's good too, because when you fully take control of your life – and that's what I mean by the dream business dream lifestyle – the best way you can control your own life and destiny is to actually create it yourself, create your own economy, create your own future.” – Jim (27:47) 

    In This Episode

    (03:17) Taking the leap to become “boat people”
    (05:49) What if you just say yes? 
    (08:28) How Jim helps people find their paths
    (13:53) Jim’s top tools he gives his coaching clients
    (14:54) Why working with a coach is imperative
    (15:40) Jim’s story
    (18:56) “The views just started going up”
    (23:26) The hardest challenge Jim has overcome
    (26:13) What do you do when you feel like giving up? 
    (27:47) Jim’s message of hope

    Guest

    Jim Palmer is the founder of the Dream Business Mastermind and Coaching Program, creator of Dream Business Academy, and host of weekly podcast Dream Business Radio. Jim is also the author of several books, including “Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger,” “It’s Okay to Be Scared…But Never Give Up,” and “Just Say Yes! Create A Dream Business and Live Your Dream Lifestyle.”



    Resources & Links

    52 Weeks of Hope

    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 

    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 

    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 

    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope


     

    Jim Palmer

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreambizgroup

    https://twitter.com/getjimpalmer

    https://www.instagram.com/dreambusinesscoach/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/newsletterguru?sub_confirmation=1

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-palmer-dream-business-coach-900a75/

    https://www.pinterest.com/newsletterguru/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Stoezone ,

52 Weeks of Awesomeness!

What a great way to inspire hope! 52 weeks of stories of people doing something fun, challenging, inspiring and who better to bring it to us than Lauren Abrams! What a story she has.

I’m so happy I found this podcast. Give a listen and get inspiration weekly!

One of my favorites is The Seven Secrets of Self Confidence. Who doesn’t need a boost now and then?!!

ashluctif ,

I love this podcast!

I look forward to listening every week and even listen to some of these again and again. Binge worthy podcast.
There are such great suggestions for day to day life, and I’m never bored that’s for sure!

Nvmtgirl ,

I’m inspired by this show

Thanks Lauren for these inspirational episodes. I binged listened while working in my yard this weekend. Great guests, great messages, just love it and you!

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