Welcome to the Riffing on Realness™ podcast.
I’m Carla Royal, a mindset and performance coach working with high achieving entrepreneurs, and with me is Jennifer
Flynn, an intuitive business strategist. If you are wrestling with how to be real in the midst of rampant superficiality and it’s causing you to overthink, be too guarded, and not live your
potential, then you are in the right place.
In this podcast, Jennifer and I explore how, dropping the masks, being real and vulnerable, can help us connect, adapt, and find a richness of experience amid the chaos.
Hiding... It's a Thing
Hiding….it’s a thing. A BIG thing. It is easy to get caught in the fear of vulnerability and judgment that sharing ourselves fully with people can create. Hiding is easy…being seen is not. It is a force that is making us sick as a culture. It can trigger perfectionism in the most unhealthy ways. It keeps us playing small, not fulfilling our potential or shining our big, bright, beautiful lights. It can also feel like safety and protection. In this week's episode, we dive into the what’s why’s and how’s of HIDING.
The Perils of Pleasing
Being pleasing is something almost all of us face and society doesn’t exactly help us be true to ourselves in the face of others' expectations when trying to honor our own truths.
It’s often hard to have uncomfortable conversations and feel like it’s ok to own what we need. As humans, we inherently want to be accepted and it’s so tempting to be pleasing vs risking the wrath of others. In this week's riff, we unpack the perils of pleasing and what we can do instead.
Commitment Over Convenience
In life’s little lessons we are faced with many decisions. Alongside them, we are often faced with the ultimate decision: the choice between commitment and convenience. Commitment and Convenience do not live on the same street and doing powerful things in life calls us to do inconvenient things. The easy choices are not often the ones that move us forward. Join us this week as we explore decision-making and the role decisions play in how we get to live.
The 4th Quarter Grind
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Jen and I wish for you to have a wonderful holiday season. Please take good care of yourself and get support if these are difficult days for you.
We will be taking December off from podcasting but we’ll meet you right back here in January!
The 4th quarter of the year can be a real push for entrepreneurs. It’s the time where there can be pressure to make the most of this year, but also the push to look ahead and be priming the pump for the coming year. It is easy to fall prey to the demands of busy holidays and family commitments alongside the responsibilities in our business. We often see people just crash into the end of the year from all the hustle and spend the beginning of the next needing recovery time instead of pursuing their goals. It can happen week to week and layer by layer and before you know it we are buried in busy and everything is a chore and it's hard to find the joy. In today’s episode, we explore this experience and share our own stories and tools for recovering if you are in it, and offer suggestions on how to avoid it altogether.
The Joys and Perils of Holidays
Join us while we explore the joys and tribulations of holiday times. Regardless of what faith base you practice, if any at all, the holiday time of year has the power to create the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. We are here to tip the scales in the favor of balance and a rich experience…not just in food.
Going Against the Grain with Our Goals
It is easy to get caught up in the idea go success vs failure as a black and white construct in terms of goal achievement. When reality strikes…sometimes priorities have to shift. We have both internal and external work to be done in life and sometimes life demands we swing the pendulum in one direction over the other vs striving to always do both. it can be very scary to take our hands off the wheel of the exterior goals in favor of the interior work…and visa versa. It is a necessary imbalance at times.
Give yourself this gift...
Pull up a chair next to the fire, and pour yourself a nice cup of tea. Sit quietly with these two women in a conversation that is sure to be interesting and nourishing. I see Juliet and Carla as insightful, smart, wise and interesting women who are sharing fascinating, calm conversation. I heard engaging stories and clear observations about being human in today’s world that invited me to see new possibilities for myself. Here is a peaceful, easy listen... enjoyable now and quite possibly life enhancing from now on.
These two women are a treat to listen to. Funny and wise. Definitely worth the listens!
Get ready for realness!
Carla and Juliet bring the real deal. They are down to earth, wise, and grounded. I love listening to these women!