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Blake Schofield is the founder and host of The Bridge to Fulfillment® podcast, mom to three kids, & former corporate executive who got tired of sacrificing her life for a comfortable paycheck.

This podcast is designed to change your perspective on what is really possible and help you build a fulfilling career & life on your terms without taking a pay cut or starting over.

Have questions or topics you'd love to see covered on the podcast? Email us at hello@thebridgetofulfillment.com !

The Bridge to Fulfillment Blake Schofield

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Blake Schofield is the founder and host of The Bridge to Fulfillment® podcast, mom to three kids, & former corporate executive who got tired of sacrificing her life for a comfortable paycheck.

This podcast is designed to change your perspective on what is really possible and help you build a fulfilling career & life on your terms without taking a pay cut or starting over.

Have questions or topics you'd love to see covered on the podcast? Email us at hello@thebridgetofulfillment.com !

    The Illusions Keeping You from Your Dreams

    The Illusions Keeping You from Your Dreams

    Do you wake up most mornings feeling like you’re just going through the motions, as though you don’t have control over the life you’re living?
    You need to make money to have security, so you spend a huge chunk of your life at a job you don’t enjoy. 
    You fear what might happen to your bank account or lifestyle if you take a step back to learn what truly makes you happy. 
    You feel like life presents you with more obstacles than opportunities. 
    But what if those obstacles were the opportunities, and you’ve just been viewing them through the wrong lens? 
    Today on The Bridge to FulfillmentⓇ, Blake shares how the fears we hold onto reveal the true nature of our beliefs. When you dare to seek out the reality that hides behind your beliefs, the possibilities for joy and happiness are all around you.   
    In this episode, you’ll learn why the beliefs you hold onto are keeping you stuck in a life that lacks joy and fulfillment. You’ll hear how fears around money, stability, and security affect our choices, and how to reframe challenges to create space for big opportunities. You’ll learn how to take back control of your circumstances and see clearly that life isn’t something that’s happening to you, it’s happening for you. 
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    The truth about reality and your beliefs (2:25)
    How money affects the way we live our lives (4:14)
    Why hard times equal big opportunities (5:26)
    The first step toward creating a life of joy and peace (7:19)
    Experiencing life as an adventure where you’re in control (9:26)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
    “If you believe that you are unworthy, you will create outcomes that make you feel that way. If you believe that life is unfair or that it has to be hard or painful. If you believe that you have to work a lot of hours in order to make money, if you believe that you have no power to change the things that you want to change in your life, you will create those outcomes.”
    “I was so stuck in not understanding how to protect money as a resource and therefore that security is a resource, that I couldn't see anything else. I couldn't see that there was abundant opportunity for me, I couldn't see that. I had tremendous skills that could be used in different ways. I could only see the obstacles.”
    “Life is always teaching us lessons. The question is, are we listening and are we learning them.”
    “Life really is a beautiful, endearing adventure, and the places in your life that don't feel like what you want, those aren't the obstacles. They're not the things happening to you. They are the possibilities and the opportunities. They're the place to grow.”
     
    Additional Resources: 

    For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

    • 13 min
    Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

    Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

    How much time each day do you spend thinking about your feelings?
    Not thinking about what you’re feeling…but thinking about what lessons might be waiting underneath to be unwrapped? 
    Every emotion we experience is a gift, and it deserves acknowledgment. 
    The challenge is to know when we’re ruminating on negativity, permit ourselves to feel it, and then…surrender and let it go.
    Today on The Bridge to FulfillmentⓇ, Blake explains why feeding the negative allows the darkness to outweigh the light. In order to transform emotions into lessons, we have to make sure we don’t get stuck in a cycle of rumination. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear a parable that will help you learn to identify which emotional wolf you’re feeding through the thoughts you’re giving space to. You’ll learn how to shift your perspective by acknowledging the challenges you’re experiencing, but instead of focusing on them, choosing to feed the things that give you life. 
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    A Cherokee parable about life (0:47)
    What to know about the thoughts you let in (2:48)
    The truth about pushing away negative thoughts (4:08)
    Allowing space to acknowledge your emotions (5:48)
    What to do when you’re feeling discontent (8:36)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
    What you think about and what you focus on are perhaps the most important things on a day-to-day basis.
    When we deny the dark wolf or the negative, we actually create more [negativity].
    We can't avoid pain, anger, sorrow, or grief. But we can choose how we deal with it. We can choose to acknowledge how we feel and acknowledge our humanity.
    Why do I feel this way? What is it teaching me? How can I be grateful for the feeling of discontent and the lesson and then surrender that and move back into a place of empowerment, ownership, and movement in the right direction?
     
    Additional Resources: 

    For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

    • 11 min
    Break Free from Perfectionism with Guest Expert Dr. Greg Chasson

    Break Free from Perfectionism with Guest Expert Dr. Greg Chasson

    Raise your hand if you consider yourself a perfectionist.
    This prompt likely pushes a lot of hands into the air, and it’s even more likely that this “perfectionism” has been touted as a badge of honor.
    The truth is that perfectionism isn’t doing you any favors. In fact, it’s probably holding you back. 
    Today on The Bridge to FulfillmentⓇ, Blake welcomes Dr. Gregory Chasson, PhD, ABPP, an esteemed psychologist, board-certified cognitive-behavioral therapist, researcher, and educator.  As an international speaker, he helps organizations, communities, and individuals address mental health challenges, such as perfectionism, using practical and feasible strategies. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn how perfectionism permeates corporate America, and why that’s not actually a good thing for workplace culture. You’ll discover the connection between perfectionist tendencies and the need for control. You’ll also understand how to overcome perfectionism by first identifying the five primary problems, and then working towards actionable solutions that will help you finally break free. 
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    What studying OCD taught him about how he was living his own life (4:59)
    Why perfectionism is the ultimate irony (11:33)
    How the technology feedback loop is affecting our mental health (21:00)
    The five primary perfectionism problems (31:20)
    Why you should ditch list-making (36:08)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
    How I was approaching the world was not sustainable. It was very difficult to try to please everyone to not try to live your life by your values but by other people's values. –Gregory S. Chasson
    I had this lightning aha moment of like, ‘Oh, these cycles of burnout, some of the problems I had actually weren’t other people. The only factor here is me. –Blake
    People are trying to control everything, and they can't, they just can't. They have this illusion or fantasy that these things are all controllable. But they just have all these variables, you end up getting burnt out, and you can't control it all. And it ends up controlling you. –Gregory S. Chasson
    Mess up quick, move on, and learn from it. –Gregory S. Chasson
    I call perfectionism the ultimate irony in this a self-fulfilling prophecy of epic proportions. Because you will try to do something so perfectly that you actually undermine yourself to the point where it makes it highly imperfect. –Gregory S. Chasson
    You will be far more successful when you trust that you don't have to figure it out. When you approach things with flexibility, when you don't feel like you have to plan everything out, but can really focus on the next one to two things that matter. –Blake
     
    Additional Resources: 
     
    Connect with Dr. Gregory S. Chasson:
    Website: https://www.gregchasson.com
    Flawed book website: https://www.flawedbook.com
    Get a sneak peek of the first two chapters of Flawed by going here:  https://flawed.gregchasson.com/
    Resources from the book: https://www.gregchasson.com/flawedresources


    For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

    • 49 min
    EP 252: What If It Could Be Easy

    EP 252: What If It Could Be Easy

    Does everything about your life feel complicated?
    If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. In our society, we’ve turned complexity into a type of social currency that’s rewarded. 
    Work hard! Overcome obstacles! Do the impossible!
    But what if all of this difficulty and complexity could be washed away? What if the struggle wasn’t necessary to achieve your goals?
    What if life could just be easy?
    Today on The Bridge to FulfillmentⓇ, Blake poses this very question, asking you to apply it to your life. It’s possible that the hills you have to climb to get where you want to be have easier routes than the ones you’re taking. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn why we’re conditioned to think that taking the hard road is the only path to success. You’ll discover how to make your life simpler by asking yourself how you can create more ease and setting yourself up for it from the start. You’ll learn how to overcome complexity and embrace simplicity in order to pave a smoother path to success.   
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    A ‘What if’ question that can help simplify your life (0:43)
    The work it takes to apply a shift in perspective (1:36)
    The reason we make things harder than they need to be (2:28)
    Why you should seek the simple answers over the complicated ones  (3:26)
    A challenge for you to simplify (4:16)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
    By spending the time to dig a little deeper upfront, you can stop yourself from spinning your wheels over and over and over again, wasting time and energy doing the wrong thing, and overcomplicating things. –Blake Schofield
    As a society, we are addicted to things being hard. We are rewarded for persevering through difficult times. We are encouraged to challenge ourselves and do hard things. We feel good when we accomplish things that weren't easy, and in doing so, we actually are creating complexity and we're making things way harder than they need to be. –Blake Schofield
    The answers are almost always simple. And the more complicated it is, the less likely it will be that we actually accomplish what we want. –Blake Schofield
     Life really is meant to be simple. We just believe that it needs to be complicated. –Blake Schofield




    Additional Resources: 
    A more fulfilling career and life starts with gaining control of time, energy, & state of mind. Join my FREE 7-Day Calendar Rescue challenge to help you gain control by going to www.calendarrescue.com
    For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com
     

    • 6 min
    Unleashing Greater Creativity & Leadership through Improv with Guest Expert Mary Lemmer

    Unleashing Greater Creativity & Leadership through Improv with Guest Expert Mary Lemmer

    Are you facing challenges that have put your anxiety levels on high alert? Do you feel like you’re in a creative rut? Do you want to become a better leader, but you’re not sure where to begin?
    These may be different issues that stem from a variety of places, but there is ONE solution that can tackle them all simultaneously. 
    And the process is actually fun!
    Today on The Bridge to Fulfillment Ⓡ, Blake welcomes Mary Lemmer, a creative impact-driven entrepreneur, consultant, humorist, and global speaker helping leaders and companies innovate, navigate change, and thrive in an unpredictable world. Improv comedy has helped Mary go from frazzled and anxious to calm, confident, and more joyful. She has now been teaching others to incorporate improv-inspired principles and practices into their work and lives for over 10 years. 
    In this episode, you’ll gain a better understanding of what improv is and how its principles can help you in life and business. You’ll learn simple and actionable techniques that will train your brain to think more positively and help incorporate more humanity into your workplace. You’ll also explore ways to use improv to identify your own limiting beliefs so that you can understand yourself and your needs on a deeper level. 
     
    If you’re ready to embrace the power of improv to improve your leadership skills and boost your joy and creativity, then you’ll love this episode!
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    The links between improv and entrepreneurship (5:46)
    One technique that will help you deal with uncertainty in a more positive light (14:42)
    What people get wrong about the concept of improv (21:33)
    A team-building exercise that can help build camaraderie and improve retention (27:21)
    Using improv as a tool for challenging your beliefs (41:07)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
     
    “When we look at businesses and teams, often it's the first place where the creativity is gone because the environments are so structured for competition and performance and measurements. We don't realize that to innovate and to drive new ideas, there must be some level of safety, there must be some level of creativity, there must be some level of fun.” –Blake
    “There's not a lot of places where people get to actually practice the act of management, communicating, leading. And improv provides this very unique, effective, and fun way to do that.” –Mary Lemmer
    “Feeling sad, feeling angry, feeling afraid..what if you embrace that as a gift? What if you saw those as positive things that are trying to tell you something about yourself, about what you care about, about what your values are? Emotions are a gift no matter what they are, they lead us to that next thing.” –Mary Lemmer
    “We're at a place where there's so much opportunity to humanize the work environment, to see people for who they really are, and understand that you bring all of you with you to work. And when we try to stuff all of that down and just show up as this person who's perfect, who’s just focused on work, who has no other life going on, we lie to ourselves. We negate the opportunity to build relationships. And we hurt our ability as teams to really work together and create better results.” –Blake
     
    Additional Resources: 
     
    Connect with Mary:
    Instagram @maryimproves and @chooseimprove
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/melemmer/ 
    www.marylemmer.com 
    www.chooseimprove.com
    https://chooseimprove.substack.com/ 
     
    Join the Calendar Rescue Challenge and take back your calendar by going to www.CalendarRescue.com
    Learn more about The Bridge to Fulfillment® program and how to join by going to www.thebridgetofulfillment.com
    For other programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com
     

    • 51 min
    I've Never Done This Before...

    I've Never Done This Before...

    Do you need something big to change in your life, but no matter how you divvy up the hours in your day, you just can’t find enough time to devote to the process?
    What if you could create the changes you’ve been looking for in a fraction of the time? 
    What if you could regain control of your time and find more space for the things that really matter… in just 15 minutes a day?
    Today on The Bridge to FulfillmentⓇ, Blake is doing something she’s NEVER done before, and she’s calling it the Calendar Rescue Challenge.
    In an effort to help more people take control of their time, space, and energy, Blake is giving away the very first step of her private coaching program completely free. This is the same program that has helped hundreds of people go from feeling drained at the end of the day, going through cycles of burnout & lack of fulfillment, and lacking clarity on the right next step TO waking up excited every day, crystal clear on their unique fingerprint for success, and fully engaged & present at work and home.
    In this episode, you’ll hear how in just 15 minutes a day for 7 days, you can discover EXACTLY what is keeping you from doing more fulfilling work, having more energy, and doing more of what you want in life.

    You’ll hear how you can join the challenge and get the first step of the private program completely FREE AND the added benefits that come with completing the 7-day challenge – including an exclusive coupon code; the chance to win a FULL scholarship to the private program; and exclusive email access to Blake herself to help you through hurdles and challenges as you progress through the challenge.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    A personal invitation from Blake (0:45)
    How this program can change your life (1:27)
    Why the key to clarity and more fulfillment starts with regaining control of your time (1:53)
    Creating big change in only 15 minutes a day (2:41)
    Additional exclusive offer for listeners only (3:14)
     
    Favorite Quotes:
    “This program has helped hundreds of people go from drained at the end of the day to waking up excited and energized to go to work every day – being crystal clear on your unique fingerprint for success and feeling fully present and engaged both at work and at home.” –Blake Schofield
    “We all think we need clarity, first. We're always seeking that next thing to do. But when we don't have control of our time, our energy, or our state of mind, we cannot create the change that we seek.” –Blake Schofield
    “My clients that apply this within three to four weeks are generally getting 20% of their time back, to repurpose to things that matter more.” –Blake Schofield
     
    Additional Resources: 
    To join the Calendar Rescue challenge, go to www.CalendarRescue.com
    For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Nik in NYC ,

Everyone should hear these life lessons

This podcast is like having a health coach on your phone. Personal development lessons and guests help heal you from the in side out. Great for moms, entrepreneurs, people you stove to have more peace and joy in your busy life.

GelatoIsGreat ,

An inspiring show!

A wonderful way to learn from and get inspired by people sharing their stories!

kwllymjurabci ,

Inspiring and Empowering!

Blake has such a relaxed and intimate feel to her podcast I appreciate so much. It’s authentic and uplifting! As an ambitious woman leader she gives great insights and guests to help you create your most fulfilled life.

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