105 episodes

Shelli Varela is no stranger to possibility hacking. She overcame many obstacles when she was hired 22 years ago as her city's first female firefighter. More remarkable than this, was her starting point. As an artist weighing in at a mere 108 lbs, she made a decision that she would do whatever it took to become a firefighter.
After struggling daily for 1162 days, she built the skills, knowledge and experience the job required from the ground up and reverse engineered her goal.
During her journey she became obsessed with the power of the mind and in particular, the transformational power of the word YES. She began to notice patterns among top achievers who accomplished bold feats and realized it was time to inspire others with their stories and to share how one simple word can impact not only a life, but the world. Welcome to The YES Effect Show.

The YES Effect Shelli Varela

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Shelli Varela is no stranger to possibility hacking. She overcame many obstacles when she was hired 22 years ago as her city's first female firefighter. More remarkable than this, was her starting point. As an artist weighing in at a mere 108 lbs, she made a decision that she would do whatever it took to become a firefighter.
After struggling daily for 1162 days, she built the skills, knowledge and experience the job required from the ground up and reverse engineered her goal.
During her journey she became obsessed with the power of the mind and in particular, the transformational power of the word YES. She began to notice patterns among top achievers who accomplished bold feats and realized it was time to inspire others with their stories and to share how one simple word can impact not only a life, but the world. Welcome to The YES Effect Show.

    How to GET FEATURED in the Media

    How to GET FEATURED in the Media

    IF you want to GET FEATURED in media, interviews and podcasts, so that you can develop authority, make sales and reach the people who need you - then you MUST get clear on How and Why influencers, reporters and podcasters say YES.
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    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business, and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!
    For full show notes on all of our episodes, visit https://www.shellivarela.com/blog

    • 13 min
    The Power of Embracing Your Authentic Self with Blake Fly

    The Power of Embracing Your Authentic Self with Blake Fly

    Somewhere along the way, so many of us have felt forced into boxes at school or at work. But how do we break free, carve out our niche in life, and thrive along the way? This is what we’re talking about with Blake Fly on today’s episode of The YES Effect Show!
    Blake is one of my biggest influences. He helps artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and other people with a message and an idea. When someone wants to share a speech, present a program, cultivate an online presence, build a community, or lead a mastermind, they can turn to Blake to learn how to impact more people, make more money, and fuel their own families, goals, and dreams.
    Blake wasn’t the most popular kid in school, but he learned early on how to cultivate his unique abilities, find his people, and master the art of speaking. As he sees it now, whether he’s delivering keynotes all over the world or creating Zoom events to empower entrepreneurs, nothing about his work has changed since high school - he simply does it at a much larger scale.
    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    How writing and delivering a 30-minute valedictory event in high school made Blake fall in love with the process of looking back on experiences, telling unique stories, and finding the universal within them. The tools and techniques Blake uses to humanize the experience of being. How to conquer your fear of the stage, make your message about your audience, and give them the gift of emotional emancipation. How Blake teaches people how to show up - and his advice for people who aren't fully expressing themselves. What Blake learned from his challenge to produce a live video every single day in 2020. Blake’s vision for his Thank You event to span upwards of 50 years - and why it’s never been more important to take stock of the people in our lives and express gratitude.   
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    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business, and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!
    For full show notes on all of our episodes, visit https://www.shellivarela.com/blog

    • 46 min
    How to Take The Plunge and Do Things Your Own Way with Simba Van Gerpen

    How to Take The Plunge and Do Things Your Own Way with Simba Van Gerpen

    Today’s transformation story is going to knock your socks off! In a little over two years, today’s guest has unleashed his superpower and inspired countless others to do the same. His name is Simba Van Gerpen and this is The YES Effect Show!
    Simba is best known for his presence on TikTok, where he has over 3.4 million followers. He cosplays the Marvel character Deadpool in a unique, kid-friendly way, performing dances and skits. Armed with his Hello Kitty backpack and a pair of Crocs, he uses his incredible gift of physicality to entertain and inspire. He’s also a tireless advocate for others who want to break into the world of cosplay. He knows that it’s not how much you spend on your costume, but how you use it, that really matters.
    However, just three years ago, Simba self-identified as shy and awkward around people, and he had no following at all on social media. When fires destroyed his hometown of Santa Rosa, his friends asked them to join them and cosplay to lift up kids’ spirits, and something truly clicked. He discovered what he wanted to do 24/7, then used this guiding light to build a life and career he truly loves.
    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!
     
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    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business, and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!
    For full show notes on all of our episodes, visit https://www.shellivarela.com/blog

    • 24 min
    TYE 101: Cultivating Freedom with Freelancing with Afton Negrea

    TYE 101: Cultivating Freedom with Freelancing with Afton Negrea

    After the 2008 recession, while living in Italy and realizing her family couldn't even afford to eat, Afton took to the Internet to find her own opportunities. What started as a humble virtual assistance gig to survive soon turned into a legitimate six-figure business that allowed her to work from home, a coffee shop, or a tiny island far, far away (she's done all three). 

    Join Afton's freelancer mentorship, Free Birds, at https://www.thefreebirds.co/mentorship

    • 39 min
    How story ACTUALLY Works

    How story ACTUALLY Works

    In this episode we reveal how Story actually works and how it can be leveraged to transform your life and your business in ways you never thought possible.
     
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    I want to remind you that your story matters. Not just the story that you put out into the world, but the internal story about what we believe is possible for ourselves. If you want to know more about creating your powerful story that can change your life, 10X your business and make selling simple, join us in the Facebook Group Nice Girls Makes Sales. That is where the magic happens!

    • 8 min
    How a NZ Dentist Brought the House Down with Her First Talk

    How a NZ Dentist Brought the House Down with Her First Talk

    Today’s guest, Emz Courtney, is a student of the Transformational Story Selling workshop.  

    She’s a dentist from New Zeeland, and when she uncovered the magic of her story, the very first time she shared it on stage, she got rave reviews and booked immediately for the second gig. If you think that you have a story brewing somewhere in your life’s experience, you’re not going to want to miss today’s episode! 

    Show notes: ShelliVarela.com/blog

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

cwillszz ,

Informative and Inspirational

I've gone through almost all of the episodes and they've all been great. Very inspirational, interesting guests, and content that will open your mind to new possibilities.

ritabeat ,

Sales Pitch

I listened to the last episode and felt like this was a pitch to get get members into the FB group.

Deidre Hered ,

My "go to" Podcast for Inspiration

I am a mobile dog groomer on the road all day grooming dogs at their homes. Listening to Shelli Varela is amazing. I have been inspired over and over again by the stories. As an entrepreneur each episode motivates me think out side the box which is refreshing to say the least. Love Love Love this show and Shelli. Thank you - thank you - thank you, Deidre Hered, Denver, CO

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