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Helping women achieve confidence through a no-nonsense, yet sustainable approach to diet and exercise. Bridging the gap between learning how to love yourself while being a badass.

The Confidence Project Christina Montalvo

    • Fitness
    • 4.9, 160 Ratings

Helping women achieve confidence through a no-nonsense, yet sustainable approach to diet and exercise. Bridging the gap between learning how to love yourself while being a badass.

    [biz 36] BOUNDARIES: The life changing magic in life and business

    [biz 36] BOUNDARIES: The life changing magic in life and business

    GET ON THE WAITLIST MENTIONED AT THE END OF THE EPISODE HERE (aka the Biz Beehive! so if you're already in the beehive, you're good!)

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    I can guarantee you're lacking boundaries.
    In your personal life... and definitely in your business.

    Even if you have a few boundaries in place, I'd be willing to bet there's still room for improvement.

    What's a boundary? A commitment to yourself FOR yourself.

    One great way to know you're lacking sufficient boundaries? RESENTMENT.

    Resenting your job? Resenting the time it's taking you to run your business?  Resenting a specific client?  BOUNDARIES. You need more boundaries, you need better communication, you need more alignment, and you need to get over this idea that women with boundaries are less altruistic or "mean" in some way.
    Another way to think about boundaries in your business is POLICIES. Policies within a business keep YOU (the business owner) safe. Your time is kept safe, your intellectual property is safe, your income is safe, your sanity is safe.

    Do you feel your time is not yours? That your clients dictate how and when you're working? SET MORE BOUNDARIES and manage their expectations.

    Are you regularly annoyed that you seem to consistently rescind on your commitments to yourself in your personal life? For example, you tell yourself that you're going out for one drink so that you can get to bed on time and wake up early to get extra work done.... and yet you find yourself getting home at 2am and you're annoyed with your friends/with yourself for seemingly never having control over how your time is spent? BOUNDARIES.

    A boundary-heavy person is a happy person.

    You can't set boundaries or uphold them for yourself for a few reasons- here are two:

    1) YOU'RE A PEOPLE PLEASER


    2) YOU'RE FULL OF SCARCITY MINDSET.

    Ask yourself why it's more important for other people to like you versus making sure you LIKE YOURSELF.
    Ask yourself why managing others' experience of you is more important than your experience of yourself.
    Ask yourself why someone else's desires are more important than yours.
     
    In this episode, I reference a previous episode that's definitely worth your while: [Biz 30] Letting Go To Make Room for More
     
     

    • 39 min
    206: Pseudo Intuitive Eating

    206: Pseudo Intuitive Eating

    Intuitive eating is not the art of memorizing your food rules and then applying them without using a food scale or a food tracking app.

    Intuitive eating has grown in popularity and it's far more popular now for people to demonize dieting. You'll hear things like:

    "I'm anti-diet!" or "I help women lose weight without dieting" or "where intuitive eating meets sustainable weight loss"- and guess what? It's all garbage.

    Intuitive eating is being ruined. And you may be stuck in a trap that you didn't even know could exist: pseudo intuitive eating.

    This episode is full of sarcasm and snark- I can't help myself. But, it'll also help you identify if you're stuck in the "fake" Intuitive Eating world.

    A related episode: # 151: One Sneaky Screw Up" may also help you identify if you're feeling like you're stuck really finding your way to food freedom.

    • 15 min
    205: what every small business owner wants you to know (but won't tell you) about becoming their client

    205: what every small business owner wants you to know (but won't tell you) about becoming their client

    Things we cover in today's episode are:
    -Why Iron Phoenix Strength Club is more expensive than other commercial gyms
    - What you're actually paying for when you hire a highly educated coach/mentor
    -How the commercialized fitness industry has ruined the value of fitness. Why do you have to pay a professional for any other service? You can't walk into a salon and wax your own eye-brows but you're allowed to walk into a gym and figure it out on your own?
    -Group fitness classes have cheapened the industry
    -Low barrier to entry to become a "trainer"- this is a problem! 
    -Why I don't want to work with clients who NEED me
    -Why I'm willing to let my clients struggle and fail & why that makes me a great coach

    Want a peek behind the curtain about becoming a client of a small business? This episode is for you. We're covering a whole bunch of stuff you may have never considered about becoming a client of a small business. Whether or not you have zero interest in hiring a small business for your service/products- I guarantee you'll have a brand new perspective + learn some nuggets of wisdom from this episode.

    Small business owners aren't too keen on letting you (the consumer) into a behind-the-scenes look into their business- mostly because being a small business owner is MESSY. If that small business is online based? Forget about it! It's hard to explain, there's a lot of moving parts, and we (fellow online business owners) have learned that eyes usually glaze over when we try to explain what we do and how we do it to someone who's not in the industry.

    Today's episode will let you in peek inside the backend of just a few things regarding Iron Phoenix Strength Club 
    &
    The Barbell Collective, my online fitness program for women all over the world.

    Many consumers have a misconception about what they're paying for, why they have to pay at all, why prices are what they are, and what goes into delivering said service or product.

    I also cover whether or not you're a good fit for a group program, an online program, and whether or not you need to pay for 1:1 support/customization and what to consider about yourself to decide what is the best fit for you.

    You can get on the waitlist for The Barbell Collective here.

    • 57 min
    [biz 35] blending action & stillness for clarity & joy

    [biz 35] blending action & stillness for clarity & joy

    The past few biz episodes all tie in together! 
    Biz episode 32 was all about being stuck because of perfectionism.

    Biz episode 33 was all about finding joy in life & business thru getting out of ruts/routines and finding ways to stay intentionally present.

    Biz 34 was all about q3 planning (it was a bonus episode so kind of unrelated here!)

    And today's episode is all about how we BLEND the alignment found through stillness with the clarity provided to us through ACTION.

    Go back and listen to biz episode 33 if you haven't already and then tune into this one next! 

    • 24 min
    204: getting through a body image meltdown

    204: getting through a body image meltdown

    The Barbell Collective waitlist: https://christinamontalvo.com/tbcenrollment/

    • 20 min
    203: A Conversation Around White Privilege & Systemic Racism with Emily Gough

    203: A Conversation Around White Privilege & Systemic Racism with Emily Gough

    Find Emily Online: Room to Grow Podcast, @emilygoughcoach

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Swimbikerunbri ,

Must Listen!

I’m absolutely loving every single episode. Christina never plays it safe and always gets me thinking about how I can show up in a better way in my personal/professional life. Thank you for having the difficult conversations & taking on the tough topics.

KelCM12 ,

Amazing podcast

This podcast is amazing! Christina always has a real perspective on so many issues mainly related to diet culture and the damage it causes. She is a rock star and I I love listening to this podcast every week!

HannahBrownInc ,

For any woman who is tired of society’s boxes for us

I absolutely live for this podcast every week. Christina covers every topic of life and encourages listeners to step outside the boxes society tries to put us in. I love her no BS attitude and all her truth telling. It’s like she’s inside your head telling you everything you need to hear.

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