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"Happiness is a choice" except, it isn't a choice that works without developing a lot of skills that your parents never taught you. Donnalynn Riley, Joy Coach, interviews professionals who know how to create and nurture the spark of joy. Enjoy this weekly podcast.

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"Happiness is a choice" except, it isn't a choice that works without developing a lot of skills that your parents never taught you. Donnalynn Riley, Joy Coach, interviews professionals who know how to create and nurture the spark of joy. Enjoy this weekly podcast.

    How to Follow Joy in Business

    How to Follow Joy in Business

    How to Follow Joy in Business

    Summary

    In this conversation, Kathy Goughenour shares her journey of leaving the corporate world to create a business based on joy. She emphasizes the importance of valuing joy and taking action to live a fulfilling life. Kathy also discusses the power of reframing failure as feedback and celebrating both success and mistakes. She highlights the significance of enjoying every moment and living authentically, challenging societal expectations.

    Kathy shares her perspective on retirement and the importance of exploring new possibilities with purpose. Overall, this conversation encourages listeners to embrace joy and create a life they love. 

    Kathy Goughenour and Donnalynn also discuss the importance of overcoming pushback and naysayers, especially for women in business. They emphasize the need to listen to oneself and ignore negative voices. They also explore the possibilities of building relationships in the online business world and the freedom to explore different cultures and energies. 

    The conversation highlights the significance of making hard choices and including others in the conversation. They discuss the importance of embracing inner joy and knowing that all is well. Finally, they talk about creating joy and celebrating life.

    Takeaways

    Value joy and take action to live a fulfilling life.
    Reframe failure as feedback and celebrate both success and mistakes.
    Enjoy every moment and live authentically.
    Explore new possibilities with purpose, even in retirement. Overcome pushback and naysayers by listening to yourself and ignoring negative voices.
    Build relationships in the online business world to expand your reach and opportunities.
    Make hard choices and include others in the conversation to find a balance in relationships.
    Embrace inner joy and know that all is well, allowing for a more joyful and fulfilling life.


    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Valuing Joy
    01:18 Leaving the Corporate World
    04:25 Learning from Mistakes and Reframing Failure
    05:03 Creating a Business You Love
    06:29 Making Learning Fun
    07:17 Celebrating Success and Failure
    08:32 Reframing Failure as Feedback
    09:35 Enjoying Every Moment
    11:10 Living Authentically and Embracing Emotions
    13:14 Challenging Societal Expectations
    15:20 Choosing Joy and Enjoying Life
    20:30 Traveling with Purpose
    21:17 Listening to Your Desires
    21:44 Overcoming Pushback and Naysayers
    23:11 Listening to Yourself and Ignoring Negative Voices
    23:33 Building Relationships in the Online Business World
    25:30 Exploring Different Cultures and Energies
    27:08 Making Hard Choices and Including Others in the Conversation
    28:36 Finding a Balance in Relationships
    29:56 Raising Awareness and Making Choices
    30:40 Embracing Inner Joy and Knowing All is Well
    33:08 Creating Joy and Celebrating Life
    37:20 Shifting Uncomfortable Feelings into Joy
    41:12 Connecting with Kathy Goughenour


    About Kathy Goughenour

    Kathy Goughenour is the founder of Virtual Expert® Training, where she teaches professional women how to build their own, work-from-anywhere Virtual Expert businesses. 

    Kathy runs her virtual empire from her dream home — which is a tiny cabin in the middle of a Missouri national forest. She can be found sporting a tiara most of the time. And she wears PJs (not gowns). Yes, you got it. PJs and tiaras because that’s the type of kingdom she’s ruling. And why not? She knows that when you become a powerful woman, you can make your own rules.

    Website: https://www.virtualexperttraining.com/  


    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffective

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    Powerful Energy Of Joy

    Powerful Energy Of Joy

    Powerful Energy Of Joy

    Summary

    Csangor Daniel, an expert in bioenergy healing, discusses the power of distance healing and the science behind it. He explains that we are all connected through energy and that our energy fields can be manipulated to promote healing. Csangor shares his personal journey and the influence of his teacher, as well as the method he teaches to others. He emphasizes the importance of personal power and maintaining a positive mindset. Csangor also discusses the process of proving the effectiveness of energy healing and provides resources for further learning.

    Takeaways

    Distance healing is possible because we are all connected through energy.
    Our energy fields can be manipulated to promote healing and restore balance.
    Maintaining a positive mindset and personal power is crucial for overall well-being.
    Learning and practicing energy healing can empower individuals to take control of their own health.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    01:29 Understanding Distance Healing
    06:06 The Science Behind Energy Healing
    07:34 The Process of Distance Healing
    08:18 The Influence of a Powerful Teacher
    09:22 The Method of Bioenergy Healing
    12:32 The Connection Between Healing and Personal Power
    14:40 The Importance of Movement and Positive Energy
    19:20 The Power of Belief and Knowing
    22:14 Proving the Effectiveness of Energy Healing
    24:30 Physical Healing and the Flow of Energy
    26:36 Learning and Practicing Energy Healing
    28:16 Conclusion and Resources



    About Csongor Daniel

    Csongor Daniel, was born and raised in Yugoslavia, where he studied engineering, as well as one of the most powerful healing methods of our time. Author of Bioenergy Healing – Simple Techniques for Reducing Pain and Restoring Health through Energetic Healing; as well as 3 other books, and now an online seminar on the same subject. Csongor (pronounced: Chongor) teaches internationally and practices in Florida, with clients all over the world - thanks to his effective long distance healing method.
    His teacher has healed more than a million people. Csongor’s goal is to teach that many – how to heal themselves and others.

    Website: https://www.csongordaniel.com/
     

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help finding your best life?
    http://donnalynn.chat/



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    • 28 min
    Finding The Way To Spirituality

    Finding The Way To Spirituality

    Finding The Way To Spirituality

    Summary

    In this episode, Donnalynn interviews Bob Martin, a Taoist, Buddhist, Christian, criminal trial lawyer, meditation teacher, social worker, and happiness coach. Bob shares his background and inspiration for his latest book, which combines Taoist teachings with Christian language. They discuss the goal of happiness and finding purpose and meaning in life. Bob explains the importance of increasing left-side brain activity and building neural pathways for a balanced and optimistic mindset. They also touch on the science behind happiness and the benefits of activities like ballroom dancing. The episode concludes with information about Bob's book and contact details.

    Takeaways

    Finding purpose and meaning in life leads to happiness.
    Increasing left-side brain activity can promote optimism and a positive mindset.
    Building neural pathways through practice and repetition can lead to ease and flow in various activities.
    Combining different belief systems can create understanding and connection.
    Living in the present moment and letting go of resistance can lead to personal growth and transformation.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction
    00:28 Bob Martin's Background and Inspiration for His Latest Book
    04:24 Bob Martin's Marriage and the Intersection of Taoism and Christianity
    06:05 Creating a Rosetta Stone for Different Belief Systems
    08:23 The Goal of Happiness and Finding Purpose and Meaning
    09:20 Transition and Letting Go of Resistance
    10:13 Unconditional Joy and the Unknown
    11:19 Curiosity and the Desire to Find More
    14:37 Building Neural Pathways and Increasing Left-Side Brain Activity
    21:27 The Science Behind Happiness and the Brain
    26:18 Ballroom Dancing as a Left-Side Brain Enhancer
    29:22 Reactivating Neural Pathways and Finding Flow
    32:01 Mastering Wu Wei and Living in the Moment
    33:43 Bob Martin's Book and Contact Information
    34:45 Conclusion



    About Bob Martin

    Bob Martin has had a diverse career and spiritual journey, including being a criminal trial attorney, social worker, therapist, professor, and mindfulness teacher. He has also been a columnist and happiness coach, exploring different religions such as Taoism,
    Buddhism, and Christianity.

    In the late 80s, a conflict with his powerful clients led Bob to move to North Carolina, where he established himself in the community as an Assistant District Attorney and later opened a private practice.

    His work with Taoism and Buddhism led him to close his law practice in 2000. He returned to school, earned a master's in social work, and became certified as a facilitator/teacher in two schools of meditation. He devoted himself to holistically representing indigent clients until his retirement.

    Then Elon University asked him aboard, where he continues to teach Business Law and Mindful Leadership. This year, he became the Mindfulness Employee Resource Group coordinator. Shortly, he expects to teach meditation on campus as part of Elon's Wellness Programming.

    Pick up his book ‘I Am The Way’ for a deeper understanding of the universal principles present in both Christianity and Taoism.

    Website: http://www.iamthewaybook.com 
    Website: https://awiseandhappylife.com/meditation 
    LinkedIn:: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-martin-995b30127
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awiseandhappylife


    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Special

    • 33 min
    Fun & Confidence

    Fun & Confidence

    Fun & Confidence

    Summary

    In this conversation, Donnalynn and Tamara Pflug discuss the relationship between belief systems and confidence. They emphasize the importance of building confidence in the present moment and how it can be related to specific situations in daily life. They also highlight the role of lightness and fun in the process of building confidence, and how not taking ourselves too seriously can be beneficial. The conversation explores the connection between confidence and seeking approval from others, and the need to redirect negative thoughts. They discuss the use of past experiences to generate confidence and the importance of building momentum and flow state. Overall, the conversation provides insights and practical tips for building confidence and finding joy in life.

    Takeaways

    Confidence is built on belief systems and can be accessed by shifting our thoughts.
    Building confidence is a process that happens in the present moment and is related to specific situations in daily life.
    Approaching the journey of building confidence with lightness and fun can be more effective than being too serious.
    Redirecting negative thoughts and using past experiences of confidence can help generate confidence in the present moment.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction
    00:32 Belief System and Confidence
    04:04 Specific Situations and Confidence
    06:40 The Importance of Lightness and Fun
    10:22 Confidence and Approval from Others
    13:36 Not Taking Ourselves Too Seriously
    21:15 Using Past Experiences to Generate Confidence
    25:48 Building Momentum and Flow State
    27:16 Conclusion



    About Tamara Pflug

    Meet your Swiss fun & confidence coach, Tamara!  

    If you're feeling STUCK in your life and have tried everything on your own - but nothing seems to shift, coaching is THE solution for you.
    You don't have to feel powerless, helpless, and hopeless anymore.

    Let Tamara help you with that!

    When you get coached by Tamara, you will have much more fun and an uncomplicated life!
    Let's do this!! You deserve it!!

    Website: https://personal-development-zone.com/

    Book a FREE & FUN consultation: https://calendly.com/tamaraconfidencecoach/golden-ticket

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamara.pl.33/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamara-confidence-coach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tamara.fun.confidence.coach/



    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help finding your best life?
    http://donnalynn.chat/



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    • 29 min
    Understanding Trauma-Informed Leadership

    Understanding Trauma-Informed Leadership

    Understanding Trauma-Informed Leadership

    Summary

    In this conversation, Carolyn Swora, a leadership consultant and team coach, discusses the importance of trauma-informed leadership and the impact of trauma on our nervous system. She shares her personal journey of loss and how it has shaped her work. Carolyn emphasizes the need to lean into fear and process our emotions to find joy and connection. She explains the science behind the nervous system and the role of co-regulation in relationships. Carolyn also highlights the significance of finding stillness and peace in our daily lives.


    Takeaways

    Trauma-informed leadership is crucial for understanding and addressing the impact of trauma on individuals and organizations.
    Leaning into fear and processing our emotions allows us to connect with our true selves and experience joy.
    The nervous system plays a central role in our well-being and can be cultivated and nurtured through practices like meditation and self-care.
    Co-regulation, the ability to attune to others and create a sense of safety, is essential for healthy relationships.
    Finding moments of stillness and peace in our daily lives can help regulate our nervous system and enhance our overall well-being.


    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    01:01 The Roller Coaster of Life
    08:14 The Nervous System and Trauma
    12:36 Bringing the Body Back Online
    25:30 Co-Regulation and the Nervous System
    28:41 Finding Stillness and Peace
    30:17 How to Connect with Carolyn Swora
    31:36 Closing Remarks



    About Carolyn Swora

    Carolyn Swora is a leadership consultant, team coach, certified Dare To LeadTM facilitator, and two-time bestselling author. Her award-winning book, Evolve: The Path to Trauma-Informed
    Leadership, brings new focus to an often ignored, yet critical leadership component: the nervous system.

    With over 25 years of corporate leadership experience, Carolyn brings a fresh perspective, shedding light on untapped potential to drive performance. In her work with organizations, from pharma to non-profits, Carolyn focuses on driving change through compassion and humility. Using her trauma-informed approach, Carolyn invites leaders to build deep and stronger connections to their authentic wisdom, which leads to braver, spaces where
    employees can thrive, and achieve their highest potential.

    Carolyn also hosts the podcast Evolve: A new era of leadership, helping us learn how the integration of mind and body wisdom can lead us to higher performance and purpose in our workplaces.

    Website: https://carolynswora.com/



    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help finding your best life?
    http://donnalynn.chat/





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    • 31 min
    Find Your Yay!

    Find Your Yay!

    Finding Your YAY!

    Summary

    In this conversation, Matthew Rolnick, VP of Strategy and Innovations at Yaymaker, discusses the importance of finding your yay and uplifting others. He shares insights on building genuine connections, managing energy, and nurturing the relationship with oneself. Matthew emphasizes the value of stepping out of one's comfort zone and offers practical advice on utilizing social media, particularly LinkedIn, to connect with like-minded individuals. He also highlights the significance of authenticity and the impact it can have on personal and professional relationships.


    Takeaways

    Finding your yay and embracing authenticity can lead to more genuine connections and personal growth.Managing energy and creating a positive environment are essential for maintaining high levels of motivation and well-being.Stepping out of your comfort zone and reaching out to others can lead to new opportunities and meaningful relationships.Utilizing social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, can be a powerful tool for networking and sharing your expertise.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    03:16 Finding Your Yay
    08:21 Authenticity and Uplifting Others
    12:14 Managing Energy and Environment
    15:12 Building Genuine Connections
    21:01 Mindset and Practices
    24:48 Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
    28:08 Contact Information
    29:29 Conclusion



    About Matthew Rolnick
    Matthew Rolnick is VP of Strategy & Innovation at Yaymaker, an Amazon Best Selling Author, Speaker, LinkedIn 2023 Top Entrepreneurship Voice, and Udemy Instructor for 130k students. He is an amazing connector and lives in greater Chicago.

    Connect on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mattrolnick
    Website: http://www.yaymaker.com/

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help finding your biggest smile?
    http://donnalynn.chat/





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