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68 - Love, Hormones, and Happiness: Dr. John Gray's Guide to Nurturing Lasting Love
Are you ready to unlock a deeper connection, enhance intimacy, and create lasting happiness with your love partner? Join us on the Potential to Powerhouse podcast, as we delve into the world of hormonal dynamics and practical strategies for relationship success. Best-selling author, Dr. John Gray, of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, unveils the secrets to understanding and balancing feminine and masculine energy in relationships in his discussion with Tracy Holland. These are tips for any woman seeking a deeper connection with her male love partner both in life and in the bedroom!
Dr. John Gray describes the polarity between feminine and masculine energy in relationships and emphasizes the impact of hormones on the dynamic between partners, especially with high-performing powerhouse women, who are driving hard. Hormones are influential to the relationship dynamic…
Dr. Gray highlights the importance of allowing partners to reset and give to themselves (here is a big hint!) when men pull away, it biologically increases your estrogen (and your questions around why?!). What should you do? It's time to go to the spa, and engage in activities that nourish yourself, (hint again – do not pursue him or chase him down, unless you want him to withdraw further).
Did you know that your female hormonal balances, specifically estrogen and progesterone, are crucial for your happiness, (and making a baby!), feeling orgasmic, and having positive feelings about your life? Yep, this is important stuff friends.
Dr. Gray suggests balancing one's male and female energy in a relationship and discussing activities for both partners after men's periods of ‘retreat’ and cave time. If you have no idea what I am talking about, I suggest picking up a copy of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, In the Bedroom.
Work-life balance is crucial for maintaining healthy hormone levels and relationships, work hard by day, but friends, when you get home, ease into your best feminine self.
Ladies, listen to this, over-giving to a partner can lead to resentment and an imbalance of your testosterone levels, emphasizing the importance of balancing masculine and feminine aspects in relationships.
To increase estrogen levels, ask your partner for reassurance and ask him for what you need, this can be crucial in relationships, particularly for women, and embracing feminine energy and reassurance can deepen intimacy (hint: it increases his testosterone when you ask for help).
Emotional vulnerability is vital for creating a more intimate and supportive environment in relationships.
Emotional reassurance is essential for making love, (women generally need to feel safe and secure) and low estrogen levels can affect women's orgasms. Focusing on emotional vulnerability can help improve intimacy and integrate feminine and masculine aspects in relationships, increasing your estrogen and making intimacy more delicious.
It's time to ignite your relationship, balance your energy, and experience the love and happiness you both deserve. Let's do it friends! High five.
67 - Money, Technology and the Milken Institute, Nicole Valentine's Impact on the Global Stage
In this episode of "Potential to Powerhouse," we embark on a riveting exploration into the life and career of Nicole Valentine, a force to be reckoned with in the realms of M&A, Wall Street, global financial services, metaverse, crypto, and championing wealth creation for women.
● Nicole's journey begins with her formative years, where her parents recognized her gifted nature early on and encouraged and celebrated her, leading her to have confidence and drive from an early age.
● Navigating through highly competitive academic environments, Nicole's self-driven approach led her to impressive schools and early career opportunities.
● As a legislative intern for Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Nicole learned the intricate intersectionality of politics, economics, and society.
● Nicole's grit and determination became invaluable assets, propelling her through the challenging yet rewarding career journey post-graduation.
● Nicole's tenure as an entrepreneur for 12 years provided insights into the exhilarating highs and heart-wrenching lows, shaping her commitment to creating policies that support sustainable business growth.
● Nicole underscores the importance of building the "confidence muscle" and the value of feedback. She approaches feedback gracefully, recognizing it as a transformative gift that can alter one's career trajectory.
● Nicole shares her success secrets—focus, diligence, reinvention, and career pivots. Emphasizing the power of words, she focuses on one each year and practices intuition, staying connected to her roots on her empowering journey.
Join us on this inspiring episode as we unravel the layers of Nicole Valentine's exceptional life, uncovering the keys to turning potential into powerhouse success.
66 - Turning Maternity Leave into Business Success : Lisa Druxman's Journey
In this episode of Potential to Powerhouse, Lisa Druxman shared her incredible journey as a mom and an entrepreneur. Lisa is the founder of Fit for Mom, the leading company offering health, wellness, and fitness programs catering to every stage of motherhood. With over 300 franchisees and 1000 locations across the United States, Fit for Mom has opened up entrepreneurial opportunities for moms nationwide.
Tracy introduces Fit 4 Mom and Lisa Druxman. Lisa's journey started from a single class during her maternity leave, growing into owning a company with over 300 franchisees and 1000 locations.
Lisa's career shift began during her maternity leave. She transitioned from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, founding the Stroller Strides community, which she never intended would become the business it is today.
As the family's primary breadwinner, Lisa left a stable job to pursue her entrepreneurial ambitions, changing her life significantly.
Stroller Strides, a workout class and community, evolved into Fit4Moms, encompassing eight diverse programs and impacting the lives of numerous moms.
Fit4Moms has supported nearly a million moms, empowering them in their journey through motherhood emphasizing strength and support for women.
Though she had never started a business, Lisa received substantial support, particularly from her husband, while building her business.
Lisa's decision to franchise her business encountered challenges, notably navigating between licensing and franchising. She relied on advice and exhibited faith in those she consulted.
The significance of investing in the right advice is highlighted in her journey.
Reflecting on her experiences, Lisa underscores the importance of expanding her network and leveraging available resources in today's entrepreneurial landscape.
The need for diverse perspectives and voices to enrich business decisions and strategies.
Lisa discusses her concept of time, emphasizing the need to avoid living in a perpetual state of chaos and overwhelm. She emphasizes the power to design both business and life.
Lisa's book, "The Empowered Mama: How to Reclaim Your Time and Yourself While Raising a Happy, Healthy Family," addresses the challenge of preventing the business from overtaking one's life.
Addressing the prevalent state of overwhelm in many lives and advocating for alternative models that create a thriving business and personal life, advising against "white-knuckling," and promoting the delegation of tasks.
Lisa identifies the importance of recognizing the signals indicating getting back on the hamster wheel and emphasizes self-care as a crucial element for maintaining balance and joy.
Lisa shares insights into how she schedules her life, discussing her ideal weekly schedule. She advocates for implementing different themes and time blocks, providing purpose and wholeness in her day-to-day life.
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65 - Empowering Women in Business: Jennifer Schwab Wanger’s Vision, Success, and Building Strong Relationships at Entity Academy
In this episode, we dive into the world of entrepreneurship with a particular focus on the challenges female founders face. Our guest, Jennifer Schwab Wangers, is the founder and CEO of Entity Academy, and she shares her remarkable journey as a woman in the business world.
Challenges of Starting as a Female Founder (1:31)
Jennifer opens up about her unique challenges while establishing her business in a male-dominated industry.
Shockingly, women receive less than 2% of venture funding, making the journey even more arduous.
Early Years of the Business (6:48)
Discover the early years of Entity and how Jennifer’s determination led to early success.
Building solid relationships from the beginning became critical to her company’s growth.
Susan, a crucial advisor and investor, played a pivotal role in her journey.
The Power of the WHO Network (8:32)
The WHO network is the secret behind Jennifer’s successful B2B business strategy.
Learn how tapping into this network can yield a remarkable 10x return on time investment.
Leveraging relationships is the key to exponential growth.
Importance of Building Strong Relationships (13:01)
Discover the immense value of nurturing relationships in business and personal life.
Jennifer shares how expressing appreciation and gratitude can strengthen these connections.
Tracy’s approach to networking provides valuable insights.
Overcoming Fear and Loneliness as an Entrepreneur (17:34)
Explore the primal fear that fueled Jennifer’s entrepreneurial journey and the price of living with this mindset
Entrepreneurship can be lonely, but Jennifer emphasizes the significance of mentorship and building a supportive team.
Getting Comfortable with Volatility and Complexity (26:38)
Embrace the volatility and complexity of the business landscape by wearing multiple hats and seeking candid feedback.
Create a clear job description and seek peer input to thrive in a constantly changing environment.
Building a Fulfilling Life (31:29)
Jennifer’s passion for getting more women into tech and ensuring their happiness and prosperity shines through.
Taking personal risks and building a life that supports prosperity are vital ingredients for a fulfilling journey.
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64 - Aligning Mindset and Energy: Martha Higareda's Path to Success, Self-Love, and Healing
In this inspiring episode of "Potential to Powerhouse," we dive into the remarkable journey of Martha Higareda, a successful actor, writer, director, and manifestation enthusiast. Hosted by Tracy Holland, this episode uncovers the power of neurolinguistic programming, manifestation, and the smart strategies and success secrets that have shaped Martha's path to success.
The Gift of Neurolinguistic Programming and Manifestation - Martha shares her early experiences with manifestation, and the impact her father had on her life by sharing these powerful concepts A pivotal moment when a friend saw the manifestation and dreams of Martha becoming an actress How Tracy & Martha becoming friends was a manifestation in action Quantum Physics and a Full Circle Moment - Martha experienced a manifestation becoming a reality at this unforgettable trip to Universal Studios… this is why your goals and manifestations should be specific Martha’s experience working with Keanu Reeves Overcoming Doubts - Martha discusses her experience with doubts, and learning to lean into her younger self… What am I willing to sacrifice? Borrowing Wisdom - In the face of doubts or fear, Martha talks to herself on her deathbed and considers what wisdom she can borrow from the version of herself… That wisdom is usually that she can do EVERYTHING. Organize, Delegate & Enjoy Breaking down the paradigms of love stories we are taught growing up, and learning how to face your inner child wounds to prepare for true love. Martha discusses her future projects and involvements The Sound of Freedom movie - Martha is using her platform to make a difference and show what is important to her Believe in your dreams and take the opportunities that come your way.
63 - Rebecca Zung's Powerhouse Strategies for Dealing with Narcissists
Join us in this engaging episode as we dive into the incredible journey of Rebecca Zung, a legal powerhouse who's transformed her life and career through resilience and determination. Raised in a unique blend of Chinese and German cultures, Rebecca shares her path from becoming a young mother of three at 22 to a thriving family law attorney. Pivotal decisions mark her story, the pursuit of her dreams, and the realization that true success requires courage and determination. Rebecca delves into her discovery of narcissism, which led to her popular "SLAY" program, designed to help people navigate relationships with narcissists. Her rapid rise from 300 YouTube subscribers to over 40 million views and 10,000 SLAY program sales is a testament to the power of making a 100% commitment. Tracy Holland praises Rebecca's achievements and highlights her valuable techniques for dealing with narcissistic relationships. If you're curious about Rebecca's journey and the art of slaying the bully within, this episode is filled with valuable insights and inspiration.
Rebecca Zung’s unique background and early life of blended cultures [00:05:41] Rebecca’s Journey: Early marriage and divorce in her twenties led her to start law school as a single mother while she was teaching at an inner-city school [00:07:30] Rebecca’s Turning Point: She faced a pivotal moment when she realized she had to leave and change her life if she didn’t want to be stuck. [00:09:05] How Rebecca entered family law and her journey to becoming a top family attorney all thanks to one pivotal dinner. [00:10:01] Rebecca’s business challenges and breaking point when she realized she had lost autonomy of her own life, even though she owned her practice, which led her to her exit. [00:18:43] Rebecca’s Toxic Partnership [00:26:51] Rebecca’s Path to her successful YouTube and SLAY Program helps people identify and win with narcissists. [00:31:54] The concept of narcissistic tendencies and diamond vs. coal supply - How to handle narcissists in various situations and relationships. [00:40:03] Rebecca’s new book! Slay the Bully: How to Negotiate with a Narcissist and Win Follow Rebecca at www.rebeccazung.com
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