27 episodes

Join me and Fearlessly Inspired as we hear stories of pain and struggle by people who’ve gone through the fire and come out on the other side - people who’ve bled and shed and fought and persevered through the darkness but who found their way out. Stories of people who overcame or who’ve learned how to cope with their struggle and who are here to show the world how they can, too.



My hope and prayer is that if you’re here reading this, a story finds you and puts it’s arm around you while whispering with love, “I see you, I hear you, I was once there too. You can, you will, and I’m with you all the way. Do you see that? Do you feel that? That’s grace, love, and hope. Chin up, sweet one! Let’s do this!”

Charli Muchow - Fearlessly Inspired Podcast Charli Muchow - Fearlessly Inspired

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Join me and Fearlessly Inspired as we hear stories of pain and struggle by people who’ve gone through the fire and come out on the other side - people who’ve bled and shed and fought and persevered through the darkness but who found their way out. Stories of people who overcame or who’ve learned how to cope with their struggle and who are here to show the world how they can, too.



My hope and prayer is that if you’re here reading this, a story finds you and puts it’s arm around you while whispering with love, “I see you, I hear you, I was once there too. You can, you will, and I’m with you all the way. Do you see that? Do you feel that? That’s grace, love, and hope. Chin up, sweet one! Let’s do this!”

    EP 27: Developing A Winning Mindset with Justin Spaulding

    EP 27: Developing A Winning Mindset with Justin Spaulding

    In Episode 27, we hear from 30-year-old entrepreneur Justin Spaulding. On top of being a very devoted newlywed husband, bonus dad, brother, and son, Justin has quite the resume when it comes to career success and achievement. All of which first began as a dream.







    At some point in our lives, usually as children, we are asked the questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “What are your hopes and dreams?” Our answers come out swiftly because as children, the visions of our future selves (powerful, wise, beautiful, successful) occupy space in our mind frequently. However, somewhere along the way the belief in our own ability to fulfill these aspirations gets lost. Perhaps a parent, a teacher, or a friend wanted to “protect” you from failure because the odds of you fulfilling your childhood dream were low. In “protecting” you, they steer you down a “safer” path.







    Luckily for Justin, if there were people in his life trying to protect him from failure, he didn’t notice them. If they told him he wasn’t good enough, he proved them wrong. If he felt self-doubt creeping into his thoughts, he slapped it away like a pesty little fly.















    But how? Why? How does someone develop that winning mindset? What does it take? Does it require visualization & manifestation or is it just hard work? In this episode, we dive into Justin’s story. He shares a few of his successes, what he’s learned along the way, what it was like growing up in an entrepreneurial family, how to handle negative comments, as well as compliments and a whole lot more.







    His confidence and candid delivery, the way he actively thinks on his feet instead of passively agreeing the way most do to keep the flow of conversation going, will keep you engaged in our discussion and curious as to what’s next.







    His Achievements (thus far)







    If you’re curious as to the above mentioned achievements, here is some of it: Justin has been active in real estate since 2009 and since 2012 he has completed transactions with a total deal volume of over $80,000,000. He has raised more than $12,800,000 of 3rd party investor funds, all of which have been successfully invested into cash flow producing property – the largest being a 199 unit, $18,700,000 deal.







    He is the President & CEO of Spaulding Group – the private equity and management company, which began in 2016 and provides real estate management services to all the above-mentioned real estate holdings. The entire portfolio currently consists of cash flow producing real estate valued in excess of $53,000,000.







    Most recently, in the spring of 2020, Justin started “Prime Painters”, an interior/exterior residential and commercial painting company.







    He is a minority shareholder of MAVANA (Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates North America) which owns 30+ veterinary practices throughout the continental United States.







    On top of career success he was also very successful in athletics. Justin was a NCAA All American football player at the University of Dubuque (Iowa) and is an inductee of the University of Dubuque Athletic Hall of Fame. 







    Justin is the author of a new book, his first book, titled “The Sure Thing” which we’ll take a shallow dive into during the podcast. 







    Last but not least, he has been a friend of mine for 6+ years for whom, I have loads of respect.







    Right? That’s what I’d call high achievement not only for a 30 year old but f...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 26: What If Today Was Goodbye… Without Knowing It with Ezra Kemp

    EP 26: What If Today Was Goodbye… Without Knowing It with Ezra Kemp

    Episode 26 is a story of love and loss between a father and son. In this episode we hear from Ezra Kemp; film and television producer, pilot, real estate “dabbler”, traveler, and someone whose heart is larger than life.







    Over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Ezra and if I can say one thing about him it’s that he’s taken every experience in life, good or bad, and made the most of it. Whether it was building businesses, a devastating betrayal which ended a seven-year relationship, or losing the one person in his life that meant the most to him, he allows these moments to make him a better man.















    When Ezra was a toddler, his parents divorced and he was raised mostly by his father, Terry, who saw Ezra as his second chance to be a father. Terry had two children from a previous marriage but at the time, wasn’t cut out to be a supportive, present father, and left. When Ezra was born, everything changed for Terry, and for the next two decades Ezra was the center of his world.







    Then, when Ezra was in his early 20s, Terry suffered a series of seizures that eventually lead to a grand mal seizure. He was unable to remember Ezra and lost the ability to walk, talk, eat, and function on his own. As you can imagine, this was devastating for Ezra as his father was his closest loved one.







    Luckily, with time, Terry recovered and ventured north to Alaska, which was better for his spirit and livelihood but took him further from his son. To start over if you will.







    As any child could relate, Ezra didn’t want his dad doing the trip alone and begged him to wait a week until he was able to join him. Bullheaded Terry was on a timeline and wouldn’t wait for Ezra; who really only wanted a fun guys trip with his dad. As you can probably guess, the trip to Alaska didn’t go as planned.







    Listen to the podcast to hear the rest of his story! It’s extremely emotional, vulnerable, and full of courage. It’s relatable as we all, no matter how old or young, dread this moment; receiving the call that your parent has passed away.















    Did I do enough? Did I say the right things? Should I have apologized? Should I have offered forgiveness? Was the time we had well spent? Do I have any regrets…







    I pray we can all answer those with peace in our hearts, knowing we spent our time wisely and as present as possible.







    To Ezra: Thank you. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story knowing you’d be unable to hold back tears. Thank you for taking this tragic experience and making the most of it. Thank you for allowing the pain you felt to drive you towards being the best man you can be. Those in your life, who are lucky enough to be in it, are blessed.







    Episode 26







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    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP 25: CHATS with CHARLI - EXPECTATION: What To Do When Disappointed By Others

    EP 25: CHATS with CHARLI - EXPECTATION: What To Do When Disappointed By Others

    In this episode of Fearlessly Inspired, we focus on another wisdom nugget, a truth I’ve learned throughout my life. In today’s “Chats with Charli” we talk about EXPECTATION.







    I’ve heard that the gap between expectation and reality is called frustration. So why do we set so many expectations for ourselves and others if it can so easily lead to frustration?







    From my experiences and discussions with others, I’ve learned that we do so to control others, and to keep them within our comfort zones. And the worst part is that most of the time we don’t even know we’re doing it.







    In this episode I talk about the expectations we set for ourselves, for our loved ones, and how dangerous they can be for ourselves and our relationships.







    This ones going to push some boundaries but it’s also going to awaken an awareness within us that can put our relationships on a very beautiful, freeing, and fulfilling path.







    Episode 25







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    • 30 min
    EP 24: Introducing CHATS with CHARLI - Honesty: Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

    EP 24: Introducing CHATS with CHARLI - Honesty: Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

    WHOA! I’m doing something new! Which is actually quite typical of me. Let’s back up before we launch forward shall we?







    Over the past 6 months we’ve heard over 20 vulnerable stories of pain, lessons, triumph, and hope. They’ve brought tears of empathy and strength found through empowerment. These incredible stories will continue to do so as more and more people find the courage and strength to share their story. I’m so excited for our listeners to hear all that are to come.







    In between those impactful episodes, I’ve decided to share some of the lessons I’ve learned while in pursuit of becoming who I’m destined to become. I’ve been chasing myself, saying yes to experiences and opportunities many would deem crazy just to see if I enjoyed it or not, while also playing it ridiculously safe in some situations most would dive into, all do discover who Charli Muchow really is.















    I believe within us all is our true, divine self that can only be found through experimentation and exploration. I’ve always been someone who’s questioned every decision and way of life and asks the question, “Why?” more than any 4 year old.







    Why? Because I refuse to operate on autopilot. Most people operate on autopilot and don’t question their choices. They just “do” what’s expected of them. For me, there’s not one way of life. There’s many. There’s many ways you can play this game; many of which will bring you satisfaction but how many will bring you true peace, joy, love, and freedom? So, I question it all.







    I’ve been “Chasing Charli”. Chasing my authentic, truest self. The self that’s within me but has been masked by others peoples opinions, judgements, societal pressures, religious standards, you name it. If you stop for a moment you’ll realize a lot of who you are has been created through seeking acceptance and love of the people around you. Not that it’s wrong or bad, in a lot of cases it’s fine, but ask yourself, “Why do you do the things you do?”







    Because of my curiosity, I’ve made many mistakes along the way. I’ve also had numerous crazy fun experiences that cause my friends to say, “This only happens to you!” I’ve left the profession I went to school for and bounced around different cities, diverse jobs, relationships and experiences… I’ve flown here and there at a moments notice and have missed almost zero of my families big moments. I take it all in, reflect on it, chew on it, and sometimes get spit back out right into the dirt. But it’s in the dirt where I’ve learned the biggest lessons and I’ve learned enough to start sharing the wisdom.







    I can’t promise they’ll help anyone, but I can promise to be completely transparent, vulnerable, and humble. In doing so I hope you connect with my heart and if my lessons learned give you a renewed perspective for your life, I’ll be honored.







    This first episode is on HONESTY.







    l tell my story of how I came to realize I wasn’t being honest with myself and therefore couldn’t be fully honest with others. The realization and acceptance of this TRUTH set me on a path thats helped me show up as I am, confidently, and be my most true self, regardless of others opinions.







    This realization and the work I put in to change it SET. ME. FREE. I believe it will do the same for you if you allow it to.







    Episode 1: Honesty: Are You Being Honest With Yourself?







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    • 31 min
    EP 23: How a Brain Hemorrhage Changed the Life of a 20 Year Old Athlete... Forever; with Trenton Boland

    EP 23: How a Brain Hemorrhage Changed the Life of a 20 Year Old Athlete... Forever; with Trenton Boland

    Episode 23 is a story of hope, perseverance, and strength. It’s the story of Trenton Boland. When I met Trenton about four years ago, we connected on many levels. His thirst for life & adventure coupled with his positive spirit left an imprint on my heart. Not only did he have desire – he had determination. I quickly realized Trenton was not your average 18 year old.







    Fast forward. Two years ago today, 20 year-old Trenton was pursuing a degree in architecture, playing baseball and planning out his next worldly adventure. A year prior to this he had just returned from an 18 day solo trip to Thailand and his aspirations for the future were grand.







    Unbeknownst to Trenton, he had been living with an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which according to Mayo Clinic is, “an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen circulation”.







    Trenton referred to it as a ticking time bomb.







    On October 27th, 2018, he had just returned home to finish his laundry before heading to his friends Halloween party when the bomb suddenly went off.







    Three days later healthy, active, world-traveler Trenton woke up from a coma without the ability to walk, talk, write, read, move, eat, or drink.







    It’s now been almost two years since his injury and Trenton is ready to share his story. Due to the severity of the brain hemorrhage, Trenton is still working to regain his full speech so you’ll hear me jump in to help clarify or summarize a few points.







    Trenton: Your positivity and silver-lining outlook is awe inspiring. You open up and share the difficulties you’ve experienced and what your current biggest obstacle is. It is my hope and my prayer that despite this incredible bump in your road, you’ll fully pursue and accomplish your dreams and will be a name remembered by many. A name that invokes hope, determination, and gratitude for life’s most precious moments. Thank you for sharing your story.







    If you’d like to connect with Trenton to share a positive remark, please do so on instagram.















    Connect with Trenton







    Episode 23







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    • 39 min
    EP 22: Reset Your Life; Turning Pain into Power with Charli Muchow

    EP 22: Reset Your Life; Turning Pain into Power with Charli Muchow

    In Episode 22, we hear from me. In Part 2 of my personal series I share the second half of my story – the story of triumph, confidence, empowerment, and choosing myself. For most of my life the choices I made were done so to please others. I was a rock solid people pleaser with a zest for life.







    When my fiancé left me in March of 2019, I crumbled. With my momentary destruction also came the collapse of my concern of what others opinions were. That break-up broke me open in beautiful ways; all of which I’m unbelievably grateful for.















    What followed was an awareness. I’d accepted that I’d lost sight of myself while pursuing a life I thought I wanted. This created a curiosity within me to find out why. Why and when did I stop choosing myself? Did I ever truly choose myself? Did I know myself?







    These questions set me on a year long journey of self-exploration in which I took a full inventory of all aspects of my life. Within my spiritual, physical, emotional, financial and relational world, was I surrounding myself with things and people I loved? Was I choosing joy? Was I choosing positive, fun experiences or was I choosing what everyone else wanted me to be.







    The journey isn’t over but what I learned in this past year is going to shape me for the rest of my life. I’m in a really positive, fulfilling place and in this episode I share all of the things I did to get here. I am happy, at peace, and in love with myself and life.















    Enjoy the journey. TRUST the journey. Take inventory of your world then move in a direction that will bring you the most joy. Choose yourself.







    Connect with Charli







    Episode 22







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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

rizer22 ,

Relatable. Transparent. Impactful

Charli Muchow and Fearlessly Inspired is one of the podcasts....where you want to just keep listening. Charli’s attracts guests that have incredible stories of adversity and delivers them at what seems to be perfect timing. She has the ability to pull so much passion out of her guests to deliver a result that has you realizing it is ok to go through the things we go through as that is where all our growth happens. This is a 5 Star Podcast all day, everyday. Charli’s voice will draw you in and keep you engaged the entire episode. Strong work Charli!

cortneyfletcher ,

LOVE THIS

I have been waiting for this and I’m
So excited. Charli has such a soothe and calming voice. First episode was awesome. Love the story and how this all came to life. Looking forward to tuning into more episodes!

MelC642 ,

Excited

Just listened to the first episode and I can’t wait for more! I think this is going to be a great and inspiring podcast!

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