Hosted by RAYMA Team Co-Founders, Mandy B. Anderson & Raychel Perman, the She Who Overcomes™ Podcast is a series of real-life stories and conversations that provides the listener with hope and action steps to transform your life, leadership, and career.
79: Debunking the Myths of Financial Planning with Adam Lucas
“90% of financial planning is building habits.” These are the wise words of my friend, Adam Lucas. We met via LinkedIn and thought a podcast episode about the myths of financial planning would be a great resource to you! Adam is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Denver, Colorado. Adam and his wife, Emily, have a unique view of financial planning due to Emily having cystic fibrosis. This conversation is full of encouragement, tips, and truth about what it takes to gain control of your finances and build for your future.
3 Myths of Financial Planning (by Adam Lucas)
* Myth #1: Financial planning is only for the wealthy. Truth: Wealth management isn’t the sole province of the rich. Even if you’re just starting your career, you’re still building wealth. * Myth #2: DIYers don’t pay fees, so they come out ahead. Truth: Not always the case! A Financial Advisor can help coach you on your financial goals and how to reach them.* Myth #3: Financial planning only means helping with investing. Truth: The end game of financial planning is to balance your dreams with your financial obligations and everyday expenses – while making sure you’re enjoying life at the same time.
Connect with Adam Lucas:
Adam Lucas, a Colorado native, joined Northwestern Mutual in 2019. He lives in Denver with his wife, Emily, along with their cat, Morris, and two dogs – Peyton and Surrey.
Because of his personal experiences with cystic fibrosis within his own family, Adam has built his financial advising practice around helping create holistic financial plans that are tailored to a client’s specific goals. Adam’s wife, Emily, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby. Emily’s younger sister, Jessica, passed away from complications due to CF in 2014 at the age of 21. As a result, Adam & Emily have put an emphasis in their own lives on creating a balance between enjoying life today and creating habits to save for their future. His goal is to help his clients do the same – to spend life living.
Outside of his career, Adam is addicted to golf, and has fallen victim to the idea that he’ll someday have a consistently good swing. He & Emily enjoy travelling, exploring Colorado’s outdoors, and attending Colorado Avalanche & CU Buffs games. Adam & Emily stay involved with their local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter, and participate in several fundraising & networking events throughout the year.
Connect with Adam at AdamLucas.nm.com and find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlucas90.
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78: Rachel Linden, Author of The Enlightenment of Bees
In December of 2020, I stumbled upon a book called The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden. Nestled within the bookshelf like a hidden treasure, it jumped out at me because of the vibrant yellow and white coloring on the cover. Reading the description on the back cover sealed the deal that this was the book for me in this season. It simply read this, “In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment of Bees beautifully explores what it means to find the sweet spot in life where our greatest passions meet the world’s greatest needs.”
Guys, I dove into this book and found inside the pages a beautiful story that reminded me of my purpose and passion and helped me reconnect our company to our original WHY. In a moment of insane courage, I bravely shared a post on Instagram and tagged the author, Rachel Linden, inviting her to be a guest on the podcast. To my surprise, Rachel said YES! In this episode, I chat with Rachel about her book, her work, and how she continues to write stories about strong women facing big challenges. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss! (And yes, you NEED this book!)
Connect with Rachel Linden:
Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures in over fifty countries around the globe provide excellent grist for her writing. She is the author of Ascension of Larks, Becoming the Talbot Sisters, and The Enlightenment of Bees. Currently Rachel lives with her family in Seattle, WA where she enjoys creating stories about her favorite things – strong women facing big challenges, food, travel, and second chances at love. Connect with her and sign up for her email list at www.rachellinden.com.
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77: Best Practices To Unleash Your Creativity
When you think about Creativity, what comes to mind? Creativity is not a skill limited to artists, musicians, or writers. It’s a crucial skill every leader can and should develop. Creativity makes space for thinking about new ideas to old problems. It sharpens your critical thinking and problem-solving skills! And, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are crucial for your success! Today on the show, we dive into some best practices to unleash your creativity so you can live and lead well. Grab your coffee and let’s go…
Creativity and critical thinking sit atop most lists of skills crucial for success in the 21st century. They represent two of the “Four Cs” in P21’s* learning framework, and they rank second and third on the World Economic Forum’s top ten list of skills workers will need most in the year 2020.
* P21 is a company that pioneered and created Framework for 21st Century Learning, They are ensuring every child—without exception—experiences 21st century learning.
5 Best Practices to Unleash Your Creativity:
* Get curious and become an expert in a topic that interests you.* Fight the fear of failure by taking risks and rewarding your efforts.* Build your confidence because insecurity stops creativity!* Use music to stimulate creativity. If it worked for Steve Jobs it will work for you.* Surround yourself with things that inspire and motivate you! Your physical environment plays a role in the creative process.
Building your creativity requires you to be confident, and that takes some practice. One of the ways to build confidence is to Cultivate Your Resilience. And Ladies, we’ve got a PERFECT way for you to do that coming up on May 12th!
When life gets hard, it can be easy to get angry – at yourself, at God, at the universe. You might find yourself wondering, “Didn’t I already learn this lesson? Why is this happening again?”
But that’s exactly the moment that you have a choice to make. You can choose to stay angry and bitter, or you can choose to no longer be a victim to the circumstances and rise up as the resilient Overcomer you were born to be.
Yes, you might be taking it one day at a time. But you are not a victim.
Girl! It’s time to grab hold of your strength and tenacity. The hard parts of your life and career are making you a leader worth following! Find your courage, dear one.
In our Brand NEW Coaching Experience for Women, called SHE CULTIVATES RESILIENCE, we’ll teach you the 7 Leadership Principles that you need to know so you can develop, improve, and refine your ability to adjust and recover readily from adversity and major life changes.
It’s time to step into the shoes of a resilient woman! And we’re here to guide you along the way. In-person spots are limited to 10 women total, and Virtual Spots are limited to 10 women as well. Your registration price includes a hardcover book and a hardcover journal. Learn more and register TODAY at https://www.raymateam.com/resilienceprogram!
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76: 2 Ways You Self-Sabotage
Let’s talk about self-sabotage. It’s the thing that happens whenever you undermine your efforts toward something better. We all struggle with self-sabotage from time to time. Self-sabotage shows up in leadership, in business, in creativity, in relationships, in the journey of having a healthy lifestyle; it shows up in a lot of places, actually. Anytime you set a goal for a positive life change, you set yourself up for possible self-sabotage. But don’t let that scare you! When you are unaware of it, that’s when it is dangerous. This episode is your training ground. We want to help you recognize self-sabotage in two ways – one that is not often talked about, and one that is. Ready? Grab your coffee and let’s go…
2 Ways You Self-Sabotage:
The first way you might be self-sabotaging your goals is by holding on to the holy cows.
What’s a holy cow? Well, it’s like this: in the old testament of the Bible there is a story of Moses and the Israelites. Moses went up on the mountain to talk to God and he was gone longer than the Israelites had planned. So while he was up there, the Israelites asked Moses’ brother, Aaron, to make an idol for them so they could start worshiping that idol instead of God. Aaron completely caved into peer pressure and made the people an idol of a golden cow. And then they bowed down and worshiped the idol. When Moses came back down from the mountain, he was furious about what they had done. But the people insisted that the golden cow was holy and they didn’t want to get rid of it.
In leadership, and in business, we can sometimes hold onto holy cow type idols that hinder our success. When you refuse to get rid of them, you keep yourself from growing. A holy cow can be a logo, a business name that is confusing to others but you love it, or even certain strategies that you refuse to modify.
QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF: What are your holy cows? And how can you address them and get rid of them?
The second way you might be self-sabotaging your goals is by attaching your identity to your business or your leadership title.
Anytime we attach our identity to our title, our job, our business – we risk self-sabotaging. Your identity is NOT your job! Your identity is NOT your business! It’s a dangerous thing to tie your identity to these things because if and when they change, you are left feeling like you don’t know who you are.Ways to make sure you don’t self-sabotage by attaching your identity to your job or title: have a hobby, make sure you take time off of work, invest in your personal relationships, define what FUN is for you and schedule time for it! Give yourself permission to pour into the other areas of your life that have nothing to do with your work! Focusing too much on work will only hurt you.QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF: How has your identity been attached to your work? What will you do to change this?
Learning how to overcome your self-sabotaging mindsets and habits requires that you build the skill of resilience. And RESILIENCE starts with a choice…
The choice to stay angry and bitter when life gets hard, or the choice to no longer be a victim to the circumstances and rise up as the resilient Overcomer you were born to be. You might be taking it one day at a time. You might be sad and a little disappointed to be walking through a familiar season again – or a hard season you never expected. But you are not a victim.
Girl! It’s time to grab hold of your strength and tenacity. The hard parts of your life and career are making you a lea...
75: A Crisis In Faith with Sabrina Walker Hernandez
Sometimes you meet the most wonderful people when you get out of your comfort zone and network online. That’s how I met today’s guest, Sabrina Walker Hernandez. She replied to my book campaign email and then pre-ordered my book and in that moment, she gave me hope. Hope that a perfect stranger believed in me enough to pre-order a book I hadn’t even written yet! Little did I know how amazing our conversation would be when we finally met over Zoom. We talked about overcoming illness, making it matter, and what it was like to experience a crisis in faith. Her story is powerful, and her passion is undeniable. Listen in to our conversation and be encouraged today, Overcomers!
Connect with Sabrina Walker Hernandez
Sabrina Walker Hernandez is the President & CEO of Supporting World Hope. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and leadership. One of Sabrina’s greatest successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to $2.5 million over an 8-year period as well as being responsible for the planning and operations of a $12 million comprehensive capital campaign in the 3rd poorest county in the United State. She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit professionals and is a master training for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Sabrina is certified in Nonprofit Management by Harvard Business School. Connect with her online at https://supportingworldhope.com/.
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74: Growing Your Faith When You Don’t Go To Church
Growing your faith when you don’t go to church is a topic that many of our clients have asked for help on through the years. There are a variety of reasons why people don’t go to church, and when the pandemic started in 2020 it added another layer to the reasons. Suddenly the entire church world was thrown into the online world, whether they were ready for it or not, making it easier for people to attend any number of churches simply from their Facebook apps. However, that also made the process of growing your faith without being in church feel a bit more isolating…
As human beings, our faith and spiritual life is a big part of who we are. No matter what religion we follow. So today, because you have been asking us for insight on this topic, we dive into some solutions on how you can grow your faith when you don’t go to church. This is for everyone that wants to grow their faith, no matter what your religion. So grab your coffee, and let’s hang out…
4 Tips to Growing Your Faith When You Don’t Go To Church
Tip #1: Listen to Sermon Podcasts
One of Mandy’s favorite podcasts to listen to is the Elevation Church Podcast by Steven Furtick out of Charlotte, North Carolina. You can always count on Pastor Furtick to speak a message of vulnerability and boldness! There’s a whole category of faith and spirituality podcasts on any podcast platform so do a search to find one that you connect with!
Tip #2: Use your Bible App
Raychel highly suggests using the YouVersion Bible App. It is a free app, designed by Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.tv, that allows you to search many different versions of the Bible. It also has an audio option and devotional studies that you can go through. The verse of the day is a great way to wake up with a faith focus as well.
Tip #3: Go through a Devotional book or study on an app
Devotional books are a great option to growing your faith when you don’t go to church! You really are the one in charge of building your faith and that requires studying the Word on your own. That is how your faith is built! It is not the responsibility of a Church to build your faith – that’s on you. If you want to build your faith with us, you can go here and purchase our Faith Coaching Bundle. This bundle includes three Faith Coaching Bible Studies that are now retired and only available on our website – the UNASHAMED study, the UNBROKEN study, and the UNRUSHED study. You’ll get the PDF download of each study, as well as videos that go with each week’s theme.
Tip #4: Do your own word study by Googling verses on that word
The topic of faith is really deep. People often ask us, “how do you grow your faith?” Or, “how do you pray?” And here’s the thing – don’t overthink it! These tips are simple, but you have to DO them. There’s no magic pill to build your faith! You simply have to follow through on the tasks that will build your faith. The daily things that you do will build your faith with God. One of the things Mandy does is Google Bible Verses that have to do with a word, such as: healed, healing, heal. Look up all those verses in one or two versions of the Bible, print it out, and then dig into your own Bible by highlighting those verses and going through them on your own. Just you and God!
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Starting to Overcome
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She Who Overcomes Reveiw
I love the inspiration these podcast provide! Mandy’s life story and the guests she has on give hope through their struggles. I love hearing how they handle the challenges life throws at them. It helps me focus on life’s big picture, and the bumps in the road help build a better tomorrow.