105 episodes

That’s a Hard No is a podcast about saying no and setting boundaries – without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. Hosted by Heather Drago, a busy wife, mom, business owner, and cancer survivor, we talk about everything related to boundaries, and why it can feel so damn scary to set them. We meet all kinds of interesting people from different walks of life with various takes on the subject, and we look at what’s happening in our culture and how it all comes back, sometimes, to simply saying no. New episodes every Tuesday!

That's a Hard No Heather Drago

    • Health & Fitness
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That’s a Hard No is a podcast about saying no and setting boundaries – without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. Hosted by Heather Drago, a busy wife, mom, business owner, and cancer survivor, we talk about everything related to boundaries, and why it can feel so damn scary to set them. We meet all kinds of interesting people from different walks of life with various takes on the subject, and we look at what’s happening in our culture and how it all comes back, sometimes, to simply saying no. New episodes every Tuesday!

    Envisioning Your Financial Future: Insights From a Wealth Advisor

    Envisioning Your Financial Future: Insights From a Wealth Advisor

    Jim Elios, MBA, ChFC®, CLU®, AIF®, is the founder & CEO of Elios Financial Group, he is a wealth advisor who specializes in comprehensive financial planning and investment management. He loves to help people understand the finance world. He speaks frequently about financial planning issues, the economy, and financial markets. He's held workshops for companies, government organizations, non-profits, and charity organizations including the Social Security Administration. Listen in as he discusses the many life choices around finances and preparing ourselves and our children for the best money mindsets.
    Key Takeaways
    [00:03:44] Money and boundaries
    [00:06:35] Setting healthy boundaries around money
    [00:09:16] Teaching kids financial responsibility
    [00:17:26] The power of savings
    [00:21:13] Teaching kids about responsibility
    [00:28:28] The magic of compound interest
    [00:31:40] Saying no to tattoos for Roth IRA
    [00:35:19] Auto savings and budgeting
    [00:37:52] Three buckets for savings 
    Where to Find Jim


    LinkedIn – Jim Elios



    Facebook – Elios Financial Group, Inc.



    Website – EliosFinancial.com



    How to find us - Visit our website – hardnopodcast.com – for show notes, which include links to books and other helpful resources. Like what you hear? Please subscribe, rate and review so others can find us, and make sure to follow us on social media. We're @hardnopodcast on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube.

    • 43 min
    What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

    What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

    Anthony Kuo is a Career Satisfaction Coach - and he wants to help others intentionally craft a career they're excited to wake up for. Anthony graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2010 and subsequently took an 8 year tour through the Fortune 500 world, rising up the corporate ladder before realizing he was filling his bank account but leaving his soul empty. Anthony integrates his practical experience with his training as a Transformational NLP Practitioner to gently and playfully guide his clients through one of life's most omnipresent questions: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
    Key Takeaways
    [00:01:30] Childhood career aspirations
    [00:05:00] Answering "What do you want to be?"
    [00:10:52] Embracing career dissatisfaction
    [00:14:26] Minimum effective dose
    [00:19:07] Setting boundaries for entrepreneurs
    [00:26:40] Creating a career care card
    [00:32:57] Quiet quitting in the workplace
    [00:39:50] Red flags in job descriptions
    [00:41:12] Salary transparency in job postings
    [00:45:49] Networking for Career Advancement
    
    Where to Find Anthony


    Instagram – @UntamedCareer



    LinkedIn – Anthony Kuo



    Facebook – Untamed Career



    Website – UntamedCareer.com

    • 48 min
    The Life Changing Power of Self-Worth

    The Life Changing Power of Self-Worth

    Mint Miller, host of BetterMint, a podcast meant to be a survival guide by allowing her stories, experiences and healing to help others recognize their own self-worth.
    Through much lived experience, Mint used what she learned and began to set boundaries that changed the narrative of her life and allowed her to step into who she really is and the person she knows she was meant to be. Mint feels that her practice of setting limits and boundaries has made such a profound positive impact on her life that she wants others to learn this practice and experience the same positivity and balance in theirs. She works with successful “go-to” women by coaching them through her “3 Yes Boundary Method” to help them identify what they value most in their lives, so they can say YES to what is most important to them and have the confidence to say no to what does not align. This approach also helps women understand their own value and that their worth can be driven by happiness and purpose, not just by performance or the opinion of other people.

    Key Takeaways
    [00:03:52] Boundaries and self-healing journey
    [00:05:19] Self-worth and boundary work
    [00:12:01] Creating space for self care
    [00:14:29] The three boundaries method
    [00:20:45] Setting boundaries with family
    [00:23:29] Teaching healthy boundaries to your kids
    [00:31:35] Modeling behavior for children
    [00:39:23] Setting boundaries after abuse
    [00:42:08] Overcoming grief and finding purpose

    Where to Find Mint


    Instagram – Mint Miller



    Facebook – Better Mint Podcast



    Website – Better Mint Podcast



    How to find us - Visit our website – hardnopodcast.com – for show notes, which include links to books and other helpful resources. Like what you hear? Please subscribe, rate and review so others can find us, and make sure to follow us on social media. We're @hardnopodcast on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube.

    • 45 min
    Hear It From The Experts: Answering Your Listener Questions

    Hear It From The Experts: Answering Your Listener Questions

    Every season we cover important topics and hear lots of questions from our listeners, this week our host, and incredible expert guests, answer questions from some of our most listened to episodes. Heather uses her experience and recent conversations to help support some of listeners on their hard hitting “saying no” struggles.

    Key Takeaways

    Year of No

    Fear of intimacy in healthcare

    Getting comfortable being uncomfortable

    Coping mechanisms and happiness

    Managing tasks with ADHD

    Setting healthy boundaries in the workplace

    Stop apologizing for asking

    Setting boundaries with real estate

    Making wise home investments

    Setting healthy boundaries with family

    You’re in charge of you


    Where to Find Our Guests

    Marci Rossi – MarciRossi.com


    NoorJehan Tourte – @NoorJehanTourte


    Rachel Durci – EffortlessBudgeting.com


    SaCola Lehr – WorkItLiveItOwnIt.Com


    Chelsey Brooke Cole – ChelseyBrookeCole.com



    How to find us - Visit our website – hardnopodcast.com – for show notes, which include links to books and other helpful resources. Like what you hear? Please subscribe, rate and review so others can find us, and make sure to follow us on social media. We're @hardnopodcast on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Step Out on The Curious Foot: Boundaries Surrounding Inclusivity

    Step Out on The Curious Foot: Boundaries Surrounding Inclusivity

    Amanda Cole joined Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce as the first Executive Director, she is an activist with an extensive history in the non profit sector supporting at risk youth living in vulnerable communities and her community involvement and training includes leadership and change facilitation through Points of Light Youth Leadership, People’s Institute for Undoing Racism, and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Listen in and she talks diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace as well as making space for the LGBTQ+ community. Be curious!

    Key Takeaways
    [00:02:25] Allyship in the Workplace
    [00:08:01] Recognizing diverse lived experiences & diversity and inclusion in workplaces
    [00:16:26] Small Business Inclusion Hub
    [00:24:43] Intentions and consequences
    [00:30:30] Reclaiming the word "queer"
    [00:33:28] The platinum rule of compassion
    [00:39:09] Importance of using correct pronouns
    [00:49:28] Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce
    Where to Find Amanda


    Instagram – @Nomanduh



    LinkedIn – Amanda Cole



    Facebook – Amanda Cole



    Website – ThinkPlexus.Org



    How to find us - Visit our website – hardnopodcast.com – for show notes, which include links to books and other helpful resources. Like what you hear? Please subscribe, rate and review so others can find us, and make sure to follow us on social media. We're @hardnopodcast on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube

    • 53 min
    Finding Home: Setting Boundaries as Entrepreneurs and in Real Estate

    Finding Home: Setting Boundaries as Entrepreneurs and in Real Estate

    Meet SaCola Lehr is currently making waves in the real estate world, dedicated to helping individuals turn their dreams into reality. But that's not the extent of her expertise—SaCola is also the dynamic host of the empowering podcast, 'Work it, Live it, Own it!' Beyond her professional accomplishments, she takes on the roles of a loving wife and devoted fur baby momma, finding joy in the simple moments shared with her loved ones.
    SaCola's life is guided by a mission, vision, and purpose—to inspire those who are inspiring themselves. Whether navigating the intricate real estate landscape or sharing profound insights on life's entrepreneurial journey, she loves exploring how we can collectively work towards transforming dreams into reality.

    Key Takeaways
    [00:01:31] Overcoming self-doubt as entrepreneurs
    [00:08:23] The journey of success
    [00:11:31] Work-life integration concept
    [00:15:43] Setting boundaries in business
    [00:23:58] Setting boundaries in real estate
    [00:28:52] Pre-approval versus pre-qualification
    [00:33:01] Home staging tips
    [00:34:27] Realtors paying for leads
    [00:38:50] Podcast after party concept
    [00:41:52] Importance of Saying No
    Where to Find SaCola


    Instagram – @WorkItLiveItOwnIt



    Facebook – Work It Live It Own It



    Website – WorkItLiveItOwnIt.Com



    How to find us - Visit our website – hardnopodcast.com – for show notes, which include links to books and other helpful resources. Like what you hear? Please subscribe, rate and review so others can find us, and make sure to follow us on social media. We're @hardnopodcast on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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makkam ,

Phenomenal

Wow. Just. Wow. Thank you ladies for laying it out there. Life can be so hard sometimes - it’s great to know I’m not the only one - it’s great to hear encouraging and uplifting thoughts.

MAZ

HeadCrosserOffer ,

Authentic to the core!

Heather and Sara hit the spot. When you listen to them you can hear how personally invest they are in the well being of their listeners. Listening to them is a shiny part of my week! Don't say No to this podcast!

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