21 episodes

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

How many times have you heard of a "dream job," an extraordinary athletic feat, or even a benevolent vocation that someone has and thought to yourself, "I Could NEVER Do That!" These people don't have superpowers, per se. These normal folks simply have a huge desire to do what it is they're doing and they ultimately have an unwavering faith that they can achieve their goals, no matter how big.

Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is "going in" in spite of your fears. These are the stories of people who have gone in and fought hard to achieve the unthinkable in spite of the fact that, yes, sometimes they are scared and do have some insecurities. Are you ready to go in?

It's my hope that after hearing some of these interviews with thought leaders, artists, athletes, musicians and entrepreneurs that maybe you too will go from, "I Could Never Do That" to, "I Could Do That."

I Could Never Do That Carrie Barrett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

How many times have you heard of a "dream job," an extraordinary athletic feat, or even a benevolent vocation that someone has and thought to yourself, "I Could NEVER Do That!" These people don't have superpowers, per se. These normal folks simply have a huge desire to do what it is they're doing and they ultimately have an unwavering faith that they can achieve their goals, no matter how big.

Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is "going in" in spite of your fears. These are the stories of people who have gone in and fought hard to achieve the unthinkable in spite of the fact that, yes, sometimes they are scared and do have some insecurities. Are you ready to go in?

It's my hope that after hearing some of these interviews with thought leaders, artists, athletes, musicians and entrepreneurs that maybe you too will go from, "I Could Never Do That" to, "I Could Do That."

    96 Kim Murphy - Shares Her Midlife Awakening

    96 Kim Murphy - Shares Her Midlife Awakening

    Kim Murphy was born and raised on a farm in Texarkana, Texas- about as ordinary an upbringing as you can have.
    After losing her father to Alzheimer's in 2018, she underwent a massive health and lifestyle change, which led to a complete career change, a booming online coaching business, and a brand new book called, Plant Powered: How to Prevent or Reverse Chronic Diseases, Lose Weight, and Feel Great with the Power of Whole Plants.
    Kim shares her family's journey to a whole food plant-based diet, highlighting its benefits on weight management, brain function, and energy levels. She offers practical tips for those considering a plant-based lifestyle and emphasizes the importance of community support.
    Kim provides coaching programs through her website, simplyplantbasedkitchen.com.
    This is a shared journey of someone who has conquered so many roadblocks that would otherwise stop most of us from achieving WHATEVER we want to do in life. 
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    95 Pat Spencer, LCSW - Getting Your Mind in Gear

    95 Pat Spencer, LCSW - Getting Your Mind in Gear

    You’re not strong enough, fast enough, skinny enough…You’ll be last…Don’t bother…Ugh.
    This is the we would NEVER say to our closest friends and, yet, for most of us, it’s the hideous soundtrack of our lives.
    Today's guest is licensed clinical social worker, Pat Spencer who runs both a clinical therapy practice as well as a mental skills coaching business for athletes called, Getting Your Mind in Gear.
    Today, we discuss her work around a recent piece she wrote called, “Three Steps to Build Confidence.”  (And, sadly, it doesn’t involve scrolling on your phone to see what everyone else is doing.)
     
    We also spend some time talking about some powerful research and her thoughts around “exercise or cycling as therapy.” There is some surprising research showing that ultra-endurance athletes are actually MORE prone to depression and mood disorders, even though exercise is often recommended as the antidote to depression. W
    Pat is also an ally and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community which is facing unprecedented difficulty these days fitting into spaces where ALL should feel welcome.
     
    Getting Your Mind in Gear Website
    Follow Pat on Instagram: @getting_your_mind_in_gear
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
    Support the Podcast through BuyMeACoffee.com - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CarrieBarrett 
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    94 Shannon O’Grady, Ph.D. - COO and Chief Product Officer at Gnarly Nutrition - ”You Either Win Or You Learn”

    94 Shannon O’Grady, Ph.D. - COO and Chief Product Officer at Gnarly Nutrition - ”You Either Win Or You Learn”

    Being a female in a male dominant space may be rare, but Shannon O'Grady handles it like a boss because, as COO and Chief Product Officer at Gnarly Nutrition, she IS one of the bosses. 
    As CPO, it is her science and research that are the brains behind every new product development at this company.
    When Shannon was just a teenager, she had to give up her early passion for running because of a genital heart defect. At the time, medicine didn't have the technology and procedures it does today, so she was essentially told to quit running and pursue something else. 
    So, Shannon turned to her other passion - SCIENCE. This led her down years of academia, where she pursued and completed her Ph.D. in Nutritional Physiology.
    She always dreamed of working for a sports nutrition company and, after years of letter writing, and knocking on doors, she landed her dream gig at Gnarly.  
    Admirably, Shannon later came back to endurance sports and became an avid and accomplished cyclist, triathlete, climber, trail runner…all the things! Today, she is most passionate about the sport and discipline of jiu-jitsu, where she is a brown belt.
    You’ll hear a lot about how products are developed at Gnarly and how important it is to know and understand your body’s needs in training and racing, but it is her advice and tips for success in life and business that I admire and appreciate most. 
     
    https://gognarly.com/ 
     
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    93 Annie Davis - It’s Never Too Late to Be a Rockstar

    93 Annie Davis - It’s Never Too Late to Be a Rockstar

    If you have ever dreamed of being a rock-n-roll star, this episode is gonna light you up.
    Annie Davis decided, in her mid-40s, that she wanted to become a musician. So, in the middle of the pandemic, she began taking lessons and taught herself how to play drums and guitar from scratch.
    Music has always been in her DNA. As a kid, she immersed herself in it both personally and educationally. Her instrument at the time was the trumpet. 
    But here comes that all too familiar story that we've been told - a music degree wasn't going to get her anywhere in life. It wasn't a "real career." So, she ended up learning the sciences because this music nerd was also a biology nerd. She got her bachelor's degree in Human Biology and she eventually found her way to a Doctorate in Chiropractic. 
    It was while she was pursuing her education that she was also immersing herself in a love of athletics, including running mountain biking, triathlon, and adventure racing. And, because of some bad advice that she received from an Orthopedist, she knew that she wanted to help others, which is why she picked up, moved her stuff to Austin, Texas, and opened her own practice called RunLab, where for the past 10 years, she has helped now 1000s of runners stay active in the game of life.
    She's now hustling to build another following with her rock band, Trashy Annie. As she says on her website, "Starting an original rock band at the age of 44 during a worldwide pandemic was a surreal experience, to say the least." But in just three years, she was honored as the CMA of Texas Americana Artist of the Year, she was signed to a record label, and she's about to release her full-length, first rock-n-roll record on May 19, 2023. 
    It is never too late to be the person that you dreamed of being when you were young.
    TrashyAnnie.com
    Follow Trashy Annie on Instagram - @trashyanniemusic
    Trashy Annie Album Release Party - April 25th, 13th Floor Austin
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Support the Podcast through BuyMeACoffee.com - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CarrieBarrett 
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    92 Vimazi Shoes - Getting ”In Tune” with All Runners

    92 Vimazi Shoes - Getting ”In Tune” with All Runners

    If you think you could never come up with a different concept for running shoes, well then let me introduce you to the minds behind the latest shoe on the walls of local retailers, Vimazi Shoes.
    Vimazi is the first-ever pace-tuned shoe, designed for energy, or as they say on their website, “Goldilocks cushioning and an ultra-efficient push-off.”
     
    Founders, Scott Tucker and John Zilly, join me today to share their inspiration and research behind this innovative new shoe design. I mean, what does it mean to be “pace tuned,” right?? Of course, I asked that question (and no I won’t be running a 4-minute mile anytime soon just by wearing these shoes).
     
    But more than the science and engineering, I loved talking with them about their extensive backgrounds, their passion for running and writing, and their friendship that has lasted for decades. They also talk about the challenges of launching a new running shoe brand during the pandemic in a crowded space.
    These are my people. The people who, in spite of all of the challenges and obstacles, get up every day and say, “We’ve got something good here.” In fact, they're in tune with what runners want and need. 
    From a 4-minute mile to a 20-minute mile, Vimazi is tuned to your needs. 
     
    https://vimazi.com/ - Vimazi website
    Follow Vimazi on Instagram - @vimazi
    Blog Post on How Vimazi Running Shoes Feel - and Why - https://vimazi.com/blogs/news/how-vimazi-running-shoes-feel 
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) 
    Support the Podcast through BuyMeACoffee.com - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CarrieBarrett 
     
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    91 Adina O’Neill - Swimming Through Ice...For Fun?!

    91 Adina O’Neill - Swimming Through Ice...For Fun?!

    Adina O'Neill is a fitness coach and motivator. 
    This former accountant and teacher found her passion in endurance sports and coaching when she realized that so many were coming to her for advice and inspiration. 
    Team B-REAL, is a roster of endurance athletes where every BODY is accepted.
    She is motivational and inspiring, but her own side passion is what made me go, "Oh, I could NEVER do that!"
    Adina LOVES cold water swimming. And by cold water swimming, I mean, breaking open a frozen lake in the middle of New England in February and jumping in right away kinda swimming. 
    Yes, my friends, there is even such a thing as a winter swim festival where you walk out into the middle of a frozen lake, submerge in 30-degree water without a wetsuit, and compete against others in 25s, 50s, 100s…It is Un-freaking-believable.
    So, yeah, I had to learn more and that’s what today is all about. We get real about her personal journey, about the imposter syndrome of coaching others, and the overwhelming sense of pride she receives watching others succeed. 
    Mostly, though, we discuss her passion for cold water swimming and the unexpected joy it has brought to her life. 
     
    Episode Resources
    Adina's Website https://adinaoneill.com/
    Follow Adina on Instagram: @adina_oneill_real_fitness
    Support the Podcast through BuyMeACoffee.com - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CarrieBarrett  
    Register for the 2024 Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival https://kingdomgames.co/memphremagog-winter-swimming-festival-2023-registration/
    "I Could Never Do That" Website - https://www.podpage.com/icouldneverdothat/ 
    "I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat
    Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Traveling Gina ,

Unique, inspiring stories!

I love hearing all kinds of stories from people following their dreams! It definitely leaves me inspired to do the same in my own life. Each conversation is interesting and unique and I've loved getting to know Carrie and each guest through their stories. Highly recommend!

Nonamenomore ,

Let the guests talk more

Great topics but I really wanted to hear more from the guests. Especially the interview with Elizabeth Inpyn. She is such a wealth of information & I was looking forward to learning from her but the majority of the show was about you & your numbers & what you wanted to learn about yourself. It felt like you were wanting Elizabeth to create a plan specifically for you, not about general information for the listening audience. This podcast would be way more exciting if the guests had more opportunity to actually talk.

dtayedwa ,

Funny, smart and insightful

I love listening to Carrie—her genuine interest and passion comes through in every interview/episode. She’s an easy conversationalist with a contagious sense of humor. Along with learning a variety topics via her guests, I learn a little about Carrie too, which makes this podcast one of my favorites.

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