129 FINDING YOUR VOICE & SPEAKING WITH AUTHENTICITY with Johanna Parker -Founder of Heart Sparks, Life + Confidence Coach, Public Speaking Coach, International Speaker & Writer.

Are you wanting to share your message on bigger and brighter stages?
Do you feel you don’t have the clarity, confidence or readiness to call yourself a speaker, but you have it on your heart to speak out and share your message?

Johanna Parker is a heart-fuelled and connection-led life, confidence and public speaking coach, international speaker and space holder, personal leadership maven, fear-dismantler, coach trainer, educator, strategist, communication expert and the founder of Heart Sparks, where, through an unwavering combination of heart, strategy and healing, she passionately supports both womxn and young people to unearth, embrace and unashamedly share their truest voice and message with deep confidence and conviction.

Through her powerful coaching, curriculum, workshops and retreats, Johanna passionately supports her clients and audiences through a journey of finding, honoring and igniting their voice, while bravely aligning their head and their heart with a deeper connection. Her work has seen thousands of womxn build unwavering confidence in themselves and their businesses, her school-based curriculum has transformed conversations and enhanced connection to personal wellness in the education sector and her work as a Coach Trainer has supported hundreds of heart-centered people across the globe to build successful service-based businesses.

Our conversation covers:

  • The power of unashamed Authenticity!
  • Finding space and time to unearth who you are authenticity
  • The purpose of a speaker is to hold a mirror up for your audience to reflect on themselves internally.
  • Sharing your message as a speaker with heart & genuine realness
  • The power of speaking to boost your business
  • Breaking down the glorification of the word “Speaker”
  • Building confidence as a Speaker
  • Shaping your message to connect with your audience
  • Creating a journey for your audience

You can connect with Jo Parker here:

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DO YOU FEAR MAKING MORE MONEY?

Yesterday I was working with a client through her fear of success, she was anxious about how she was going to handle the responsibility of having a bigger business and what it would mean to have more money in her possession.

This may seem silly and not something we openly want to admit, but most people fear to make more money. Having more money than we have ever had can bring up a lot of fears and emotions that we don’t know how to handle, and we don’t realize are blocking us from welcoming more abundance into our businesses and lives.

We think we want more money, but then subconsciously we resist it. 

She was worried about having more money. She worried about what change it would bring to her life, what the people around her would think and how she would handle the responsibility of having more money. She had limiting thoughts that more money would bring up more problems, and she worried who she would have to become to achieve the success she wanted. She feared making more money.

As ludicrous as it sounds – most of us fear to make more money.  We think we want more money but when we think about what it’s going to take and who we have to become in the process, it brings up so many unknowns and fears around judgment, greed, guilt, and having it all taken away from you.

Most of us sweep those fears under the rug and keep taking massive action, working towards the goals we want for our lives, but slowly but surely, the self-sabotaging behaviors start to seep in.

If you don’t take the time to work through your money fears and release the attachment they have to your identity, it’s only a matter of time before you go into overwhelm, doubt and fear about making more money.

Money is so intertwined with our safety and security that it can bring up so many fears of lack, abandonment, failure, being ostracised and rejected, that no wonder we sabotage it happening.

Our brains are ultimately designed to point out the danger and keep us safe, and if making more money puts us in danger of judgment, rejection, failure, then it’s going to do all it can to talk you out of achieving that monetary goal.

This is why the Money mindset work for business owners is so important. Unless we unearth these limiting beliefs and fears and work through them, we will continuously come up against what feels like an invisible wall of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and fear that stops you in your tracks when it comes to taking things to the next level.

First and foremost, you need to get the fears and beliefs out of your head. Write them down, all of them. Things always seem bigger when they’re in our heads, to take back control you need to get a clear picture of what’s holding you back.

Once you’ve written them all down – ask yourself – are these my beliefs or someone else’s?
Often, we unconsciously adopt beliefs about money from our primary caregivers at such a young age that we don’t have the capacity to question whether we truly believe them.

Take each belief through these questions and see how that changes how you feel about them.

  1. Why do you believe this to be true?
  2. If you didn’t believe this what would be possible for you?
  3. What has this belief cost you in the past?
  4. Why is it important to change this belief?
  5. What would you like to believe instead?

Sometimes just questioning the belief helps to shift it so we can move past it, but for those deeply ingrained beliefs, that have become a strong truth for us, we need to go deeper.

Our beliefs have become true for us because we have past evidence to prove them right. Things that have happened in the past that makes us see it as proof that it must be true.

Here are two further things you can do to change the belief:

  1. Research evidence to prove the belief wrong.
  2. Decide on a new belief that will serve you for the future and find ways to prove this new belief right. A belief is just a thought we have thought many times, so if you want to adopt new beliefs about money, then you need to repeat that thought every day and look for evidence to back it up. Write the new belief down and put it somewhere you can see it every day and repeat it out loud to yourself.
  3. Reframe the old belief to a new one.

Let me give you an example.

Old Belief: More money more problems.

Can you think of times in the past where you’ve come across more money and it has caused you problems? Can you think of reasons why you would believe this to be true?

I’m sure you can, this is why you believe it. Sometimes the evidence can be as flimsy as  – I saw it in a movie one time where the lead role had so many issues with money and lost it all as a result and now I believe that more money will bring more problems.

What could you change it to?

New belief: More money, gives me more resources to handle whatever comes my way.

Isn’t it true that if you had more money you’d be able to hire someone to help you with any problem that may arise?
Isn’t it true that having more money would give you more options to be able to handle new problems?
Isn’t it true that if you had more money, you wouldn’t feel as stressed and anxious and you’d be able to come up with new solutions to new problems as you grow?

Now that you have opened up your mind to the inconsistencies of the belief, it’s time to insert new evidence to prove the new belief right.

Replace the old stories you have about money with new empowering ones.

Read stories of wealth, autobiographies of business owners who have achieved great things with their wealth, follow inspiring people on social media who have positive money stories and unfollow those who share from a place of lack.

Take back control of what’s rolling around in your head.

You can eliminate your fears with more information and education. The reason you fear making more money is most likely because it’s an unknown. Unchartered territory – how are you expected to know what to do with it, if you’ve never had more money before?

Fill your mind with positive, inspiring, empowering money talk so you have no chance but to believe in the possibilities, not the problems.

128 -My journey of authenticity

Showing up authentically is an important part of building a business online and today I want to share my journey with finding a way to show up online authentically, when I speak in front of audiences, and when I interact in large or small groups of people.

Being authentic is more than just being real. It’s about understanding who we are as a person, what makes us unique, and what we stand for.

Do you know what your values? Do you know what your business values are?

Do you struggle with finding a way to share authentically? Let me share how I have worked through the fear of vulnerability, getting comfortable with sharing more genuinely and what I feel is important when building a personal brand.

127 – Launching your ideas successfully with Steph Taylor

Have you ever wanted to launch something successfully? Or maybe you’ve launched something, it failed miserably and now you don’t know how to move forward. Then this Podcast interview is for you!

Steph Taylor makes launching simple and fun for small business owners. She is a corporate dropout turned marketing nerd and host of the bite-sized online marketing podcast, Socialette, which has had over 400,000 downloads and counting. Steph helps brands catapult their ideas and skyrocket their launches and empowers small business owners with the no-fluff know-how they need to launch and grow the business of their dreams. 

Today’s conversation covers:

  • Knowing when to pivot in business
  • The power of going niche
  • Dealing with overwhelm
  • The top three mistakes of launching
  • Waiting till you’re ready
  • Building your authority
  • The biggest challenges of launching
  • The highs and lows of business
  • Setting goals for a launch
  • The mindset of taking things to the next level
  • Taking action from fear or love
  • Learning to enjoy fear

Viral Sweeps

You can connect with Steph Taylor here:

https://instagram.com/stephtaylor.co https://www.facebook.com/stephtaylor.co

https://stephtaylor.co/tag/socialette-podcast/

126 – Future You

Welcome to the final episode in the Create Your Breakthrough Year series.

If you are just joining us, please head to https://christinecorcoran.com.au/breakthroughyear-2/ and download your free 15-page workbook and dive into releasing 2019 (Episode 122) to get started.

Let’s take 2020 by the horns and do things differently. This is more than just goal setting, it’s unearthing the reasons why things haven’t worked in the past and extracting the lessons so we can set ourselves up for success in the new year!

125 – Breakthrough Action

This is Video 4 in a series of 5 mini-episodes that accompany my Create your Breakthrough Year Workbook to help you release 2019 and step into 2020 ready to take on the world! New Years is more than just setting goals, it’s extracting the lessons from last year and preparing yourself for a newly energized year to take massive action. This video is all about taking breakthrough action to create the results you want to see in your business and life. You can get free access to your Create your Breakthrough Year Workbook and watch the videos here: https://christinecorcoran.com.au/breakthroughyear-2/

124 – Expand your Vision

This is episode 3 in a series of 5 mini-episodes that accompany my Create your Breakthrough Year Workbook to help you release 2019 and step into 2020 ready to take on the world!

New Years is more than just setting goals, it’s extracting the lessons from last year and preparing yourself for a newly energised year to take massive action.

This episode is all about expanding your vision and creating your 2020 vision for success.

You can get free access to your Create your Breakthrough Year Workbook and watch the videos here: https://christinecorcoran.com.au/breakthroughyear-2/

8 UNIQUE WAYS TO RECHARGE YOUR MIND OVER YOUR SUMMER BREAK

Are you feeling overwhelmed and just at a point where you know you need to take some time out? As we near the end of the year we all feel that internal nudge to slow down and rest. It’s time to allow yourself the space to recharge and renew before we begin a whole new decade. Here are my favorite ways to recharge your mind and body over summer.

GET BACK TO NATURE

There are so many studies to prove the positive impact nature has on our nervous system and on our minds. Just taking time to get out into nature is known to reduce stress, anger, and fear, reduce our blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. Taking time to ground yourself in nature helps to increase feelings of calmness, peace, and relaxation and also has a positive effect on our physiological wellbeing and energy.

Want to feel recharged, relaxed and at peace -spend a full day out in nature without your phone. Allow your mind to wander and breathe in the fresh oxygen and allow the brain to find calm and peace.

GET LOST IN A GOOD BOOK

When was the last time you got lost in a good book? Like really lost, like lost time, and space and any sense of the world?👐 The power of getting lost in the pages of a great novel can allow the mind to imagine, explore and focus. The power of focusing on one thing gives the brain the ability to find peace at the same time as keeping it occupied. Find something uplifting, engaging and empowering to read and carve out some time to truly allow yourself to explore the story.
Our brains learn through stories. It’s how we make sense of things, and how we remember core detail. Reading a great book can not only relax your mind but can improve your attention span, increase blood flow to different areas of the brain and gives your brain a workout in multiple complex cognitive functions.  

MOVE YOUR BODY

Exercise or movement of any kind, let it be dance, yoga, walking or working out, has been known for a long time to increase the ability for the mind to process information as more oxygen flows to the brain, and allows the body to release a myriad of feel-good hormones to the body and mind, which not only help you feel happier and healthier but provide a nourishing environment for the growth of new brain cells and improves our memory. Exercise also allows us to get out of our heads and back into our bodies, allowing the brain to rest and recharge its energy levels and supports a feeling of wellbeing.

FIND MINDFULNESS THROUGH MEDITATION & SILENCE

If you’ve struggled with meditation in the past, but you know that the benefits are worthwhile, which I’ll go into in a moment, it might be time to create a habit over the holidays when you have no excuse of not having the time to do it.

The benefits of meditation are well worth the effort it takes to create a habit that you can continue to do when you’re back in the swing of work and life. Meditation improves attention, focus, stress management, impulse control, and self-awareness. It changes the structure and the function of the brain in a positive way and supports self-control. I know I am always more patient and have more resilience the more I meditate on a regular basis. There have also been studies to show that regular meditators have more gray matter in the prefrontal cortex ( You do want more gray matter! It gives you the ability to think clearly, make decisions, solve problems, learn, and retain information.)

If meditation is not your thing, then try finding time for silence. The less the brain has to process the more relaxed it can feel. When was the last time you sat in silence and was OK with doing nothing? If you feel resistance just reading that sentence, it might be high time you found the time to just BE with yourself in silence. There is so much power in silence. Allow yourself to feel through whatever comes up and tune back in to who you are and how you’re doing.

TAKE A DEVICE DETOX

The more time we are spending on our devices causes more and more problems for our mental and physical wellbeing. There are studies to show that excessive use of our smartphones is creating an imbalance in brain chemistry, having negative effects on our social and emotional development, and affecting our mental health.  

Every time we pick up our smart device our brains are being bombarded with information that it has to filter, make sense of and store. The rates of consumption is increasing the faster the internet is getting – I feel exhausted just thinking about it. Not only that, we are sitting in moments of comparison, judgement, fear and guilt just scrolling through social media.

When was the last time you didn’t look at a device ( like a TV, smartphone, iPad, laptop) for 24hours? I bet you can’t remember. Imagine how relaxed you’d feel if you took a short detox to unwind from social media, and was unable to be accessible 24/7 and just allowed yourself to be?

Scary to consider but imagine the calm feeling you’ll experience once you’ve moved past the withdrawal phase. Well worth the uncomfortable feeling and something I’ll be sure to be doing this Christmas.

GET CREATIVE

Creativity in any shape or form, whether it be art, craft, gardening, pottery, sewing, is a great way for our minds to recharge due to the calming effects on the brain and body.  Indulging in a creative activity encourages the brain to release dopamine, which is the feel-good happy hormone. Creativity helps to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress and also helps to process trauma.

Allowing ourselves time to express ourselves through creativity is a unique way to feel good about ourselves, which slows down the chatter of the inner critic and brings in feelings of wellbeing and kindness. It also helps build our self-esteem as we create and believe in ourselves to try something new.

ALLOW YOURSELF TO DAYDREAM

Daydreaming, ohh my favorite pastime. I used to daydream all the time when I was a kid, but as life gets in the way and things get busier and busier, we are either deep in our work, surrounded by to-do lists or buried in our smartphones. Giving space for our minds to wander, allows the brain to process information, boosts creativity, problem-solving skills and relieves stress.

Daydreaming allows your mind to relax and take a break. When we stop taking in so much information and allow the brain to catch up it can quickly recharge our minds and allows us to return to our lives more refreshed and energized and ready to take on new information, which then boosts creativity and productivity.

JOURNALING TO CLEAR THE MIND

Journaling is a great way to get everything out of your head and out on to paper. So often we can feel overwhelmed and stressed because we’re trying to figure something out or solve a problem by thinking through it. Getting everything out of your mind and onto paper, not only creates relief but allows for a new perspective that you wouldn’t have seen while it’s all up in your head, which could possibly change the outcome.

Journalling boosts memory  and comprehension. It helps clarify your thoughts and emotions. It helps to use it as a self-exploration tool to get to know yourself better and further understand why you think and feel the way you do. There is a unique connection between the brain and a pen when writing down all the things that are on your mind, sometimes you don’t even realize how you feel until you start writing.

Allowing yourself to get it all out of your head, gives you space to not only make sense of it, whether that be a situation or experience but also allows you to fully express your emotions as you take the action of writing it all down.

Don’t you already feel relaxed just reading through all the ways we can choose to give our minds a break and recharge over summer? Each and every way I’ve outlined above is a unique way to recharge your mind and allow yourself to tune out so you can tune back in, reenergize and renew your energy before a new year begins.

Whether you do one or many, it is up to you, either way, your future 2020 self will thank you for doing even just one.

123 -Next Level Promise

In this series of 5 mini episodes, I’ll be taking you through how to Create your Breakthrough Year!
Is 2020 your year? Then it’s going to take more than just goal setting. Download your free workbook to creating your Breakthrough year here:https://christinecorcoran.com.au/breakthroughyear-2/And get access to the videos.
You can also take the What’s Holding you Back Quiz:https://christinecorcoran.com.au/quiz/

122 – Releasing 2019

We’re coming up to the end of a decade! Crazy how quickly a year can come to an end.

In preparation to end the year and begin a whole new decade I have created a mini video series and 15 page workbook to help you release 2019 and set yourself up for a Breakthrough year!

You can download your workbook and get access to the videos via this link:

I will be releasing the 5 mini-videos as podcast episodes over the next two weeks for you to enjoy!

Don’t forget to download your workbook as there are many additional questions to support your mindset shift and create your 2020 vision and breakthrough year plan!