Robyn Baldwin is an Alpha Female and a Work / Life Harmony Strategist. She is a full-time Marketing Manager, a fitness/lifestyle blogger at RobynBaldwin.com, a former CFL cheerleader and fitness competitor, a published fitness model, a freelance writer, a future best selling author, a brand ambassador, a sponsored athlete and a podcaster.
With a passion for fitness, Robyn loves running, weight lifting, has taught spin and coached beginner runners. She’s also a yogi and has been practicing for over 10 years. She now spends the majority of her spare time training for obstacle course racing. She also calls herself an MS Warrior after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2014.
What is an “Alpha Female” you ask? Well, you're about to find out, from the fascinating powerhouse herself. Being an alpha female is a beautiful thing. It gives you the extra title of being strong and majestic and while it can be intimidating to some, it’s really quite a marvelous trait to have.
Robyn tells us some of the common female struggles she has come across, or been asked about, and shares with us tips and advice of how to overcome these struggles.
“I find there are 2 common themes. One is trying to be nicer to ourselves, learning to do less, be less of a perfectionist and truly being okay with outcomes…accepting the seasons of our lives and the second, is being nicer to ourselves, physical fitness wise.”
Sometimes just going for a long walk rather than a crazy workout at the gym, is just what the doctor ordered. Noticing and owning your Alpha is what Robyn instills. Grabbing the bull by the horns, with or without the permission of others around you, is what life is all about.
“I may not always be embraced, but I would rather be respected than always completely loved.”
We are all a mixture of masculine and feminine energy, some more than others. Reeling in the nurturing and caring side of an Alpha female isn't always the easiest, but it can potentially create an absolute unstoppable woman.
“I’m always testing my limits, I’ve skydived, bungee jumped and I am constantly partaking in obstacle course runs, but simply asking the person next to me on the airplane, how their weekend was, is totally outside of my comfort zone.”
Well it’s about that time ladies… Right here, right now, Robyn and I challenge you all to step outside your comfort zone and go own your Alpha.
Like Beyoncè says, “Who runs the world? GIRLS!”
Join Robyn’s FREE Challenge today at robynbaldwin.com and peek into this powerhouse’s personal life on Instagram @Robynbaldwin or even on Facebook @Robynbaldwin. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
For the first time on Earn Your Happy, I am delighted to interview today, a very hard working team and couple, Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman.
Dr. Jesse Chappus is a chiropractor and a holistic health enthusiast. Having completed four years of study at The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, Jesse graduated in June, 2011. Prior to attending CMCC he completed a four year Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree with Honours in Movement Science at the University of Windsor in 2007.
Jesse has always led an active lifestyle. He is an athlete who enjoys long distance running and cycling. Jesse has run 6 marathons with a personal best time of 3:03:00.2 which qualified him to run the Boston Marathon. Jesse is a firm believer in a proactive model of health. He is a lifelong learner and continually researches the most current information on nutrition and natural health.
Marni is a Graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and the Natural Gourmet Culinary School in New York, and is the founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop located in midtown Toronto where she teaches her signature cooking classes, and offers collaborative workshops and urban retreats. This is also a place where she features her favorite sustainable superfood products.
As a prominent figure of health and nutrition in Toronto, Marni is a regular contributor to Chatelaine, Huffington Post and Tonic Magazine. She has made several TV appearances, been hosted on radio talk shows, consulted with The Windsor Arms Hotel for vegan and vegetarian menus, and participates in several live speaking and cooking demonstrations. If that wasn’t enough, she is also the author of book Plant Based Diet for Dummies, Fermenting For Dummies and several well-received plant-based eBooks. You can learn more about Marni by visiting her Facebook page, following her on Instagram, Twitter, or by checking out her website marniwasserman.com.
This hard-working and healthy couple shares with us how to obtain not only your ultimate health goals, but ideally your ultimate LIFE goals.
With tips and advice anywhere from plant-based diets & fitness, to culinary arts and chiropractor practices, it is safe to say this two person team is quite well-rounded.
Learn how Jesse and Marni first met and how their passion for ultimate health led them to become equally as passionate for each other.
Creating a business with your significant other can be an undertaking but Jesse and Marni have turned theirs into a knowledgable and fun show. You would be doing yourself a huge favor, if you went and checked out “The Ultimate Health” podcast on iTunes.
“I just had an itch to get my information out there and to connect with other amazing health leaders.”
Following your passion is just another way of saying following your “fun.” When you pick a business that drives you out of bed in the morning without an alarm clock, you know you've chosen the right path.
Hear how Marni and Jesse continue to enhance their business and show as they simultaneously enhance their relationship. Being a business partner with your loved one will test your patience and teach you lessons you may have thought you never needed.
With lots of outlets for you to follow them on, feel free to find out more about Dr. Chappus and Mrs. Wasserman at drjessechappus.com and marniwasserman.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Jill is the owner of JillFit, a personal brand where she helps women in the areas of mindset, physique and business, as well as a co-founder of the international fitness and fat loss company Metabolic Effect, Inc.
Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15! Since then, Jill’s earned her BS in Exercise Science and MS in Nutrition, competed in several fitness competitions, landed 5 national fitness magazine covers and experienced plenty of business growth. Her work has been featured in SELF magazine, Family Circle, SHAPE, Women’s Health magazine, Prevention magazine and many online news outlets like Yahoo Health, LiveStrong.com and AOL’s That’s Fit.
Jill's passion lies in coaching in the areas of mindset, body and business, which she does via her flagship 11-month program, The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club mentorship, and dozens more online programs, having worked with over 10,000 women in the last 6 years. In her free time, Jill salsa dances, enjoys standup paddle boarding and chases around her 12-week old Pomsky puppy, Pip. Starting out as a fitness competitor, Jill decided to turn her love for fitness not only into a passionate hobby, but a business. No matter what the task or the cheap rate she was asking for at first, she knew she just had to start somewhere.
“I just started saying YES a lot. It really paid off later because I was able to be more discerning and I was able to raise my rates.”
Jillfit.com was created in her early 20’s. At first her website was solely about fitness, fitness prep, meal planning etc.. now turned into a multifaceted website for not only health and wellness, but business as well.
“I started valuing my writing ability more than just my looks.”
Consistency, perseverance and hustling are the three main components that has gotten Jill to where she is today. Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who work their butts off!
Jill gives us her brilliant insight on what can set you apart from the other millions of business owners in the online space. Figuring out YOUR personality and what you can offer differently, to this world, is the most valuable tool.
You have to just begin. Forget the fear of being judged or being wrong. She shares her outlook on blogging and highly recommends this as anyones first step. We all have our own opinions, so why not write them down? Get it out there. The world needs to hear what you have to say. After-all, isn't that what social media is for?
“Be the expert, but also be the friend. People just want to see that you are relatable.”
Today is one of the most exciting interviews I have ever had! I get to introduce to you, one of my coaches, biggest mentors and beautiful friend, Gabby Bernstein.
Gabrielle Bernstein has been named “a new thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz show, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. Gabrielle is the New York Times best-selling author of the books May Cause Miracles and Miracles Now. Her other titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie. In the fall of 2016 she will release her fifth book, The Universe Has Your Back which you can pre-order below under "Resources". Gabrielle, a “spiritual activist” recently teamed up with Deepak Chopra to co-host the Guinness Book of World Records largest group meditation.
Youtube named Gabrielle one of 16 Youtube Next Video Bloggers, she was named one of Mashable’s 11 Must-Follow Twitter accounts for inspiration and she’s featured on the Forbes List of 20 Best Branded Women. She has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, Kathy Lee & Hoda, The Today Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson Live, Access Hollywood, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, Help Desk the cover of Experience Life Magazine and more! Starting out as an aspiring actress, Gabby knew something was off. The role of playing others and “faking” situations was just not in her DNA.
“At the time I was a really bad actress. I wish I knew then, what I know now. All people want, is for you to be real.”
Putting a quick halt to the idea of acting, Gabby brought her talents elsewhere. At the age of 21 she started her own business: Nightlife PR in New York City, representing high-end nightclubs and restaurants. On a fast-track to “no where” Gabby found it difficult to keep up with the insane hours and living up to the stereotypical NYC lifestyle. This too, was not for her.
Becoming a work addict, a drug addict, a love addict and a food addict, Gabby had finally hit rock bottom.
“I hit bottom which ultimately I believe is the best place to land because it is only up from there.”
Reconnecting to her spiritual roots, at the young age of 25, Gabby became completely sober. In the midst of her sobriety, she also began to find her true self, her inner Spirit Junkie.
From there, the rest is really history.
Fast forwarding to today, Gabby is one of the most influential females in the transformational and spiritual world. She lives each day as if it were her last and takes great pride in teaching others to do the same.
“I was meant to be a preacher. I identify as a preacher in stilettos. It is my art, it is my mission and the way I was meant to serve.”
For more on Gabrielle’s work visit www.Gabbyb.tv or join her social networking community HerFuture.com for women to empower, inspire and connect. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Are you the one blocking yourself from success? I’ll share with you the three most common blocks that could be keeping you from your highest potential.
Taking leaps and chances is one of the most exciting things in life. It may be an old cliché, but you'll never know until you try! Find your worth, learn your worth and go make some magic! “If you want a change, be that change!” “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” - Jack Canfield
I am so incredibly honored to share with you today's guest, one of my absolute biggest mentors, Lewis Howes. Lewis is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker.
A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete. Lewis hosts a top Self Help podcast called The School of Greatness, which has received millions of downloads since it launched in 2013. He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30.
Lewis is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and Yahoo Health and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Men's Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets. Following his dreams, Lewis started out as a professional football player. It wasn't the fame or fortune he was pursuing, but was more to prove to himself that anything is possible.
“Like anything else, it took time and energy, mistakes and growth, to get there”
Due to a sports injury, Lewis was no longer able to play out his dream, but he knew he wasn't finished… there was something else he was called to do. Self teaching himself the world of online marketing, Lewis tapped into all sorts of online space looking to build an income, all from his sister's couch. Attending workshops and doing his own online research, he was determined to not only learn, but to be knowledgable enough to teach others about it as well.
“I didn't know I was a teacher, but it was nice to know I could help people get results.”
He shows us that taking action is key. You can listen to any podcast or pick up any book, but nothing will show its true face value until you are brave enough to take action!
“I looked at my life like a sport, I love coaching.”
If you want anything in life, you must put yourself out there. Listen in to understand the process and hear the tips on how to take action towards your dreams, straight from Lewis himself.
“Everything you're afraid of, that's what you need to lean into even more.”
To learn more about The School of Greatness and the other amazing things Lewis continues to produce, head on over to LewisHowes.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Known for her raw, honest and grounded approach to self-help and spirituality, Elizabeth Dialto is the founder of Wild Soul Movement, author of Un-tame Yourself, and host of the popular Un-tame The Wild Soul Woman Podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 13+ years and she also consults organizations ranging from start ups to large corporations such as Dove UK.
Wake up the parts of yourself that you didn't even know existed, here…now…today, with Elizabeth.
Get out of your own head and start creating the life you deserve.
“Everything you've ever needed has always been inside of you.”
Elizabeth teaches us that it’s not about being in competition. It’s not about being ranked or being right. It’s about learning and knowing your worth and that your “perfect life” begins with YOU. We wont always know how to make it happen, but the most important thing is to hold your vision and hold your faith.
“Everyone’s purpose is to just be the best version of themselves.” She gives off the energy of such a powerhouse goddess, and I am ecstatic to share her wisdom.
Get out of your head and into your body with Elizabeth at UnTameYourself.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Just popping in today to spread some love on my listeners and remind you that there is a reason for everything! We may not see the reason right away, but it is there… you just need to keep the faith.
“I have spent the majority of my life resisting this, not realizing that seasons bring rejuvenation, seasons bring new energy, new beauty and new lessons.”
Sometimes we get the luxury of planning or seasons and the outcomes of life, but most of the time, it is not up to us. This is when it is important to find the beauty in the madness.
There is no rainbow, without rain.
Are you in a committed relationship with your happiness?
This is by far the most important relationship you'll ever have. Clearing space for the things that make us the most happy is vital.
We are responsible for our own lives, no one else controls our schedule. Does Happy Hour with your girls, every Wednesday at 7pm make you happy? Perfect. One extra dirty extra shaken martini comin’ right up!
In This Episode You Will Learn:
-Committing to your happiness
-Learning to clear your schedule and make time
-Making yourself a priority
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