63 episodes

I’m your host, Marla Diann!
I’ve been transforming creative entrepreneurs’ lives for over 26 years through two businesses. As a success coach and business strategist, I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs collapse the time frame of achieving their desires and goals.
It’s time to make joy your inner GPS for life and business decisions rather than lean on your logic and reason, first.

You’ll not only be following what is most authentic to you and for you, but you will live the beautiful life meant just for you.
Here at Follow Your Joy Podcast, I aspire for you, the highly talented and passionate creative entrepreneur, to do what brings you joy more often …because you learned to listen to your intuition and take action on that guidance.

This is where you’ll find inspiring entrepreneurial stories and solocasts that prove listening to your intuition is certainly the doorway to your wisdom, your genius and your joy. Joy is not to be relegated to a good feeling. It’s a life & business strategy. When we follow our joy and stay tuned into it, we will live a more authentic life.

Not sure how to access, use or trust your intuition living in a logical, intellectual world? Join me in the conversation to find out how!

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

I’m your host, Marla Diann!
I’ve been transforming creative entrepreneurs’ lives for over 26 years through two businesses. As a success coach and business strategist, I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs collapse the time frame of achieving their desires and goals.
It’s time to make joy your inner GPS for life and business decisions rather than lean on your logic and reason, first.

You’ll not only be following what is most authentic to you and for you, but you will live the beautiful life meant just for you.
Here at Follow Your Joy Podcast, I aspire for you, the highly talented and passionate creative entrepreneur, to do what brings you joy more often …because you learned to listen to your intuition and take action on that guidance.

This is where you’ll find inspiring entrepreneurial stories and solocasts that prove listening to your intuition is certainly the doorway to your wisdom, your genius and your joy. Joy is not to be relegated to a good feeling. It’s a life & business strategy. When we follow our joy and stay tuned into it, we will live a more authentic life.

Not sure how to access, use or trust your intuition living in a logical, intellectual world? Join me in the conversation to find out how!

    How Tuscany, Italy and our Laptop Lifestyles became Our Saving Grace for Living a Better Quality Life

    How Tuscany, Italy and our Laptop Lifestyles became Our Saving Grace for Living a Better Quality Life

    Hello creatives! I am honoring this episode to my mother. She would have been 88 today on April 3rd. She passed away last year, Sept 30, 2023. So, Mom, this one’s for you. She always supported me in my love of travel. She’d often ask, “where is the happy wanderer off to now?” 
     
    Well, if you are listening Mom, it’s back to Tuscany this time but not solo – better yet with a group of passionate people who also love the joy of traveling to a new country experiencing new cultures, food, wine, and beautiful landscapes. Wish us luck in making it an incredible adventure for everyone!
    I have a unique episode today. It’s different in that my guest, Rico Mandel, co-host of our Sept Tuscany Culinary Adventure, joins me in having a fireside chat about our laptop lifestyles due to our love of travel and the transformation it brings to our lives.  We hope this will hit a chord with you to do the same or some variation of it.
    And, today we are inviting you to join us live in our April 17th zoom webinar to further experience visually what we will be sharing with you today in the podcast. The no-cost lifestyle webinar, Liberate Your Life in the heart of Tuscany & Umbria, Italy, is now available for registration.  
    Today’s episode, we will give you a glimpse of the webinar where we will cover the 9 day 8-night culinary adventure we designed for those of you who are craving that ultimate full immersion, slow paced Italian experience on Sept 21-29.
    This episode, however, we go into detail about why this, why now, our backstories, and how Italy transformed our lives and why we are passionate about you sharing this with us. We share our most vulnerable moments when Tuscany became our saving grace for living a better quality life there and back at home in the U.S.
    Rico and I have been longtime friends since 1986. We’ve remained friends throughout their own life’s journey over the last three, almost 4 decades. It was last year over dinner when they decided to bring together our shared passions for Italy, travel, cooking, culture, transformation, and play into creating a life changing Italian adventure!
    Get comfortable. Sip some fine wine while listening or enjoy your nature walk as we take you behind the scenes of a laptop lifestyle. If you enjoyed the episode, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann.


    Links from the show:
     
    April 17th No-cost webinar, Liberate your life in the heart of Tuscany & Umbria www.marladiann.com/liberate
    Sogna Toscano Culinary Adventure booking and details: www.marladiann.com/tuscany

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    She defied all logic to partner with universal energy and intuition in producing one of her highest revenue months ever

    She defied all logic to partner with universal energy and intuition in producing one of her highest revenue months ever

    Have you ever had a season in your life when you intuitively knew it was time for a major change from the inside out but felt stuck, frustrated, and unsure how to move forward?  
    Things were not showing up the way you know you wanted them to be. Then, not by coincidence, you connect with someone that became a catalyst for the change you craved and needed and before you know it, life began to shift, you felt rejuvenated, hopeful again. People, income, and relationships were elevated. Friends and family noticed the change in you – and began asking –  “What is going on? Something is different and you are so happy!”
    Well, my special guest and client, Cindy Celis, will tell you her story of just that. A change that was inspired by listening to her intuition rather than ignoring it. As a result, she manifested her highest revenue month ever. 
    Cindy is a well-respected, highly connected 20-year expert in the event industry with a wide range of experience in operations, planning, production and a service provider. Her current role is a partner and Business Development Director at Flair Project, a bar catering company specializing in providing our clients and guests a 'bar experience'.
    She is a native of Los Angeles living in Redondo Beach with her awesome husband of 22 years, 3 kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats.  Cindy will catch you off guard when she tells you the career she was initially passionate about before the event industry. I was floored when she mentioned it. The two careers could not have been more different. Go figure?
    She’s a delight. Listen in for her golden nuggets in business and life.
     
    Links from the show:
    cindy@flairprojectsb.com
    IG: @cindycelis_celisstrong 
    FB @cindycelis
    If you enjoyed the episode and podcast, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann. Registration is now open for my Tuscany & Umbria, Italy Culinary Adventure for singles and couples Sept 21-29, 2024. Go to www.marladiann.com.tuscany for our 9 day/8 night adventure!

    • 49 min
    She’ll Help You Uncover Your Unique Soul Design for Wealth Without Sacrificing Self-care

    She’ll Help You Uncover Your Unique Soul Design for Wealth Without Sacrificing Self-care

    Are you like me where I have always been intrigued by what makes a high achiever succeed and what really happened behind the scenes through their struggle to victory story?
    My special guest today will astound you as well as inspire you with just that. Her story. Today’s interview with Eugenia Oganova is more about the woman behind the brand and business in how she developed into a world-renowned clairvoyant Business Soul Strategist & Marketing Energetics Coach with over two decades of experience. She is also a best-selling author, speaker, and podcast host.
    So today is not so much about the clients who love and respect her or the efficiency of her coaching to help her clients get high achieving results. Instead, we explore the captivating story behind this genius woman, her clairvoyance, and how she found her self-care sweet spot.
    She’s generated multiple 7-figure revenues working with clients around the world as she traveled to 27 countries teaching her methodology, been featured in over 100 publications, and helped thousands of clients activate momentum, catalyze awakening, and fast-track business success, turning timelines of decades into months.
    So, what is the secret behind this woman’s success?
    You’ll have the answer in this episode and her fascinating story as a clairvoyant who turned into a multi-million-dollar coach for transformational female leaders ready to leverage their uniqueness to sustainably scale into multi-6 or 7-figures. She is the creator of the Conscious F.U.T.U.R.E. Method that unites “masculine” Business Strategy with “feminine” Quantum Energetics.
    You’ll hear how Eugenia’s grandmother nurtured the clairvoyance in her when everyone else in the family thought she was just “different.”  Eugenia knew she was clairvoyant since 3 ½ years old. By 14, she had a business doing readings for adults all over the world seeking clarity and answers to their lives.
    Her most important  mentors? Her grandmother, rock musicians, and non-physical beings. Enjoy the show!
    Links from the show: 
    Wealth by Soul Design NEW book just released March 5, 2024
    https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Soul-Design-Conscious-F-U-T-U-R/dp/0979381738
    https://eugeniaoganova.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/EugeniaOganovaCoach
    https://www.instagram.com/eugeniaoganova/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugeniaoganova/
    Let's discuss how you can listen more often to your intuition at work and personally that will lead you to what’s meant for you.  Calendly link. https://calendly.com/successcoach-marladiann/connection
     
    If you enjoyed the episode and podcast, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann.  Enrolling for Tuscany, Italy Culinary Adventure for men, women and couples Sept 21-29, 2024. Details and registration coming in March. 9 days/8 nights in gorgeous Tuscany & Umbria
     

    • 47 min
    He manifested his dream life by following his gut instincts since five-years-old

    He manifested his dream life by following his gut instincts since five-years-old

    My guest is quite fascinating and inspiring. If you combine a biology and paleontology professor with the innate love of photographing the wild in its Yellowstone habitat, you have Dr. Larry Taylor.  He knew this was his path from the innocent age of five. That’s incredible. He shares his intriguing story of how he followed his joy and gut instincts that led him to live a dream life at his current young age of 38.
    He proudly has an undergraduate degree in physiology, a master’s degree in genetics, and a doctorate degree in paleontology. After securing a job as a biology professor in Montana, he soon started pursuing his dream of wildlife photography in earnest. He explains how he monetized his love of photographing wildlife by selling his art and offering Yellowstone photo tours teaching clients how to capture the mystery of the wild through their camera lens. Larry’s story is deeply moving, hopefully, igniting the dreamer in you to listen to your own intuition and follow your joy rather than be distracted by the outside world’s opinions and expectations. He says, “The past three years or so I have found a happiness, fulfillment, and joy that I never would have if I hadn't followed my intuition and chased what was meaningful to me, rather than what made the most logical sense.” 
    Links from the show:
    Connect with Larry Taylor, PhD. www.montanawildphoto.com and Instagram @taylor.nature.photography
     
    Want to deepen your intuition at work? Let's discuss how you can listen more often to your intuition leading you to what’s meant for you.  Calendly link. https://calendly.com/successcoach-marladiann/connection
     
    If you enjoyed the episode and podcast, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann.  Enrolling for Tuscany, Italy Culinary Adventure for men, women and couples Sept 21-29, 2024. Details and registration coming by March. 8 days/7 nights in gorgeous Tuscany!
     

    • 41 min
    How the Season of Becoming Has Made Her Brand & Business Even Braver

    How the Season of Becoming Has Made Her Brand & Business Even Braver

    How does the idea “2024 is the season of becoming?” land with you? Last week I attended my favorite spiritual author/speaker/life coach Gabby Bernstein’s Los Angeles event at the Saban Theater. Her theme “Becoming New” came from the hard truth that we all had a major disruption in our lives over the last three years. What hit home the most was her missive “the secret to attracting what you desire is forgetting what you need and instead focus on who do I want to be in the world. What do I want to feel? What do I want to give? What do I want to receive?”
    My guest today is a beautiful example of that as she has recently been redirected back to her purpose through her own season of becoming due to a major life change over the last year. Chelsey Marie believes no market is too saturated for you to stand out. After starting her business at 19 she quickly became the go-to service provider for entrepreneurs who want to create an online presence that reflects who they are and what they do in a way that converts. Her clients have grown to serve tens of thousands of people across the world and consistently grow revenue from multiple 6-figures and million-dollar levels. You can too.
    Over the last ten years, so many resources have made it easier for you to become a brand online without investing thousands. You don’t have to have a fancy website or designer. You need to make a statement and there’s a psychology to how you show up. Chelsey's mission is to help you bravely learn how to build your own brand without the overwhelm or the overspending.
    Chelsey is my very own brand manager and web designer. We've known each other since 2013 and she has been on my team through each of my seasons of becoming. During today’s episode, we go behind the scenes of what it takes to truly understand who you want to become in your business and how to translate that online. As a new single mom she speaks vulnerably about her life and how her intuition redirected her back to her own purpose.
    If you want to find out if your branding scaring away sales? Then go to www.IamChelseyMarie.com/free to unlock the video to find out how your brand is impacting your revenue and a little assessment that will help you decide what you need to adjust in order to stand out... no matter how saturated your industry is.
    www.Iamchelseymarie.com
    Instagram: @IamChelseyMarie

    Schedule a 30 min call with Marla to chat about your 2024 goals, desires, and her next CREATE Cohort for women entrepreneurs driven to achieve their one-year goals in 90-days using Marla’s signature Creative Achievement Formula. Calendly link. https://calendly.com/successcoach-marladiann/connection
    If you enjoyed the episode and podcast, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann.  Enrolling for Tuscany, Italy Culinary Adventure for men, women and couples Sept 21-29, 2024. Details and registration coming by mid February. 8 days/7 nights in gorgeous Tuscany!
     

    • 39 min
    Her superpower of work-family balance became a resource for other Moms seeking the same

    Her superpower of work-family balance became a resource for other Moms seeking the same

    My guest, Lesley Pyle, founder/owner of hiremymom.com, created a business 29 years ago on her own terms.
    She fulfilled her need to be a stay-at-home working mother and parlayed that into an abundant resource for other Moms seeking the same.  Today, hiremymom.com is a national, trustworthy, and highly efficient platform for women job seekers and employers to match up.
    As you will hear, Lesley is a three-decade ambitious, caring woman entrepreneur who never gave up on her dream to support mothers seeking work from home, like her.
    She shares her story how she found her solution by freelancing from home when her first child was an infant-toddler and the internet was in its infancy.  No easy feat, but she used her Public Relations expertise to promote her business. Her passion grew into a business helping other mothers with the same solution.
    Her popular job platform connects small businesses with freelancers and independent virtual professionals since 2007. They also provide training options, career services, and interview training. For those companies that want the all-in-one option, her Concierge service is an option. HMM brand stands on the values of faith, family, and flexible work options.
     
    I used her services in December when I was in dire need of a highly experienced Virtual Assistant and found an OBM (online business manager) instead - after a week of interviewing top notch candidates. I share my story of what happened and what a Godsend her service was for my business.
    Her story is familiar to thousands of women today seeking a flexible work schedule for their family.  Listen in to how Lesley did it her way and how that became a respected and highly used platform for today’s women who prefer to be a laptop lifestyle entrepreneur. 
     
    Links from the show: 
    Free download: Top 10 Interview Questions To Ask
    https://mailchi.mp/hiremymom/top-10-interview-questions-to-ask
     
    https://www.hiremymom.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lspencerpyle/
    http://instagram.com/hiremymom
    https://www.facebook.com/HireMyMom/
    http://www.twitter.com/hiremymom/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@hiremymom
    https://www.youtube.com/user/hiremymom/videos
    https://www.pinterest.com/hiremymomcom/boards/
     
    CREATE Cohort for ambitious creative women entrepreneurs driven to achieve their one-year goals in 90-days. https://marladiann.com/create/


    Schedule a 30 min call with Marla to chat about your 2024 goals, desires and how CREATE Cohort could change your life. Use my Calendly link. https://calendly.com/successcoach-marladiann/connection
     
    If you enjoyed the episode and podcast, I’d appreciate a review on Apple & Spotify. Let’s connect on IG @marla_diann.  Enrolling (6) spots for Tuscany, Italy Women’s Retreat May 18-23, 2024. Go to https://marladiann.com/tuscany/ for all the details and registration. 6 days/5 nights in gorgeous Tuscany! 
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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Mvkidplay ,

Always Spot On for Success and Joy!

I love listening in to Marla’s podcasts! I don’t aways catch them as they drop but when I do catch up I am always rewarded with fresh, creative and inspiring conversations!!

lauraweintraub ,

Raw, unfiltered, transparent

I love listening to this “joycast”! Marla is an excellent host as she interviews her guests and guides them to be raw, unfiltered and transparent making the listener feel like they’re right there too engaged in the conversation and having a hangout. Kudos to Marla for following her joy and launching this podcast which I have coined to be a “joycast”!

Howl2moon ,

A joy of a podcast!

Marla’s podcast “Follow Your Joy” is fascinating, illuminating, positive, entertaining, inspiring, intuitive and a, well, JOY to listen to . . . Come for the stories, stay for the life lessons on how to follow YOUR joy, and count yourself blessed to have a podcast like this to enjoy and cherish.

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