Rachel Pesso is a brand experience designer who’s spent the past 8 years helping incredible, passion-fueled entrepreneurs and companies make a massive impact on this planet with their big dreams, and even bigger hearts.
With a blend of high-level strategy, collaboration, and deep love, she create websites, eBooks, and other visual elements that move people. Rachel believes passion should lead every step of our lives. “The things we love - exploring the world, telling stories, transforming perspectives and spending time with the people who matter most, should never come second to the way we work. They should be woven into the fabric of every step, every offering, and every heart beat of your brand and vision.” Those elements, are exactly what she pours into the brands she creates. Thanks to Rachel, the process of rebranding my business and re-vamping my website has been smooth sailing and absolutely incredible. She truly makes your dream vision a reality.
“I knew that I had to bring Rachel on my show today, because I know my brand struggles are the same as everyone else’s. She has the capability of taking your massive message, and making it pretty.”
Thinking of starting a brand? Or in the midst of one now and not sure where to take your next step? Well ladies and gentlemen, your prayers have been answered! Rachel is a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine to work with. From the beginning stages, to the finished masterpieces, Rachel will dive into your project, head-first with you. Always on track with the latest trends, she is able to capture the work of giants with a mix of your personal touch.
“One area where I really do think I am unique, is that I truly have a collaborative process. We really start off together through this journey.”
From Pinterest boards, to color schemes and fonts, textures and photoshoots, Rachel is a one-stop-shop. She is the beautiful mastermind behind the Lori Harder Brand and she’s ready and able to rock your brand as well!
“Its great to focus on one thing, but something I work on with all my clients, is how to tell the whole story.”
“Create. Inspire. Move people.” -Rachel Pesso
Are you ready to make your vision your reality? Visit Rachel at rachelpesso.com for a glimpse of what she can do for you! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Personal trainer, peak performance coach and podcaster Ted Ryce has overcome a tremendous amount in his quest to live a legendary life. Ryce has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, busy professionals and celebrities, including Richard Branson, Ricky Martin and Robert Downey Jr. He helps his clients develop and stick with high-performance habits that help them manage stress and adversity and lead more successful lives. His philosophy is that being a high-performance person, one who chases and achieves their biggest goals, isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity to survive and thrive in the modern world. His path to becoming a high-performance person was beset by tragedy he needed to overcome. After losing his Mother in high school and spiraling into a darker place, Ted opens up with us about the beginning stages to his life and career, and how personal tragic events in his past have brought him to where he is now. Barely passing high school, by the skin of his teeth, Ted was accepted into a University where he there endured yet another tragic event. Receiving the news that his 9 year old brother had disappeared, put him into a tail spin. Because of his renowned parents, the news of his brother went national, catching the eyes of Bill Clinton, who was then president, and even Oprah.
“I fell apart, emotionally and physically.”
Ted knew that these life events would either bring him down to ground zero, or somehow assist in re-building himself up, bigger and better than ever. He followed his heart to where he found relief, in fitness, and eventually began to share his love for health & wellness, and message with others.
“Fitness saved my life and I mean that literally.”
Whether they are smaller or larger, up until now we have all endured life struggles and Ted is the perfect example of how to turn “a mess into a message.” Have you ever asked yourself “Why me?!” Well you're not alone! Tune in to hear Ted’s relatable life stories and how fitness truly changed his mind, body and soul.
For more tips and advice on how to make this one life of yours legendary, you can find Ted at legendarylifepodcast.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Arriane Alexander is The Rock Your Life Coach with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She helps female entrepreneurs and businesswomen step into new possibilities so they can create a life and career they’ve always dreamed of.
She spent over 12 years as a high level executive in the fashion business and walked away from that successful career to follow a heartfelt dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry and as a transformational Life Coach. Today, she works consistently as an Actor on TV shows like Justified, Grey’s Anatomy and The People vs O.J. Simpson. On top of that, she is the Host of two TV shows, and booked numerous commercials. In other words, she’s created the life of her dreams, and as a Rock Your Life coach for over a decade, she helps women do the same in a fun, inspired, and transformative way.
She works with women all over the world –Entrepreneurs, Health and Fitness Experts, and Executive Business Women to help them overcome their fears, self-doubt and any other obstacles blocking their path, to create the foundation for their new life, and a journey to take them there. Is it risky? Of course it is. Without risk, there’s no life, no excitement, and no happiness. There’s no fun, either. But once a woman starts taking risks, once she start taking bold actions, she will discover that what she thought of as impossible is suddenly within your reach. She will do things she's never done before, and wonder, “Who is this confident, radiant, and fabulous person?” It’s her. It’s been her all along, and Arriane is with her every step of the way to Rock Her Life. So excited to have the blonde, brilliant and beautiful Arriane, here with me today.
I believe her message is so important and worth hearing, especially for those of you who may need help stepping into our feminine energy and allowing their confidence to shine through. Arriane is the epitome of confidence and for those of you who attended The Bliss Project last year, you also know she is the perfect teacher of self-love as well. Growing up taller than the girls in her grade or group of friends, Arriane learned how to carry herself confidently from a young age. Whether she stood out because of her height or because of the air she carried about, one thing she knew for sure was that nothing would break her confidence streak. Like most things, her feeling of worthiness and confidence didn't hit its peak until she got older, because like everything else, it is a practice.
“I dealt with what was given to me and ended up making my first brand out of the hand I was dealt, called 'Big, Blonde and Beautiful.'"
She reminds us that everything we want to be is on the other side of fear. We must step out of our comfort zone while owning our perfections AND our flaws simultaneously. Although the confidence look may come natural to her, she knows that it may not be like that for others, which is why she decided to become a life coach teaching women just like you and me how to love ourselves, not just 50% but 100%, wholly.
“I wake up every morning asking myself how can I serve in a powerful way today? And how can life use my gifts and talents to support others for their upliftment?”
So many ways to catch up with Arriane! First and foremost www.arrianealexander.com, but also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @arrianealexander and Snapchat @arrianalex Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding and business coach, writer, mamapreneur and passionate soul on a mission.
She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. From idea conception to the construction of the business and all of techie bits in between, Amber assists new entrepreneurs in changing the world, one beautiful brand at a time.
Having met Amber years ago, via my old site busygirlhealthylife.com and then again at a fitness camp some time after, I am ecstatic to talk to her today about all the evolution she has gone through since then!
Curious at a young age about the business world and how it all worked, Amber knew entrepreneurship was in her DNA. Starting out as her Mom’s little helper, showing and talking to the crowds about their purebred Himalayan and Persian cats, Amber went from the crazy cat girl to a business and branding genius. Finding inspiration through her college years and her soccer team, she found herself to be a natural-born leader.
“I think of it as all the dots in our lives coming together and creating our path for us.”
Fast forwarding to an extremely pivotal time on Amber’s life, she speaks about her difficulties during the birth of her child and how those extreme moments in the hospital bed lead her new awakenings and realizations. Shortly after bringing home her new and healthy baby, Amber decided to leave her corporate job and begin the journey as a “Mamapreneur,” knowing that the mix of being a new Mom and a business woman, was exactly where her passions lie.
“It’s my life and I get to write the rules for how this thing is going to go, from here on out.”
From being an amazing mother to a kick-ass entrepreneur, Amber continues to be an inspiration in all areas of the spectrum. She proves to us women, that you don't just have to be one thing or another, but that following your life’s path will eventually lead you to exactly where you are meant to be.
“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.” -Unknown
Is your soul on a mission too? Check out more about the beautiful and talented Amber at amberlilyestrom.com and be sure to listen to her podcast The Soul-Fueled CEO. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.
Jay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the National Best-seller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal best-seller list.
Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit,HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.
Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. Growing up and going through the “normal” steps as most adolescents do, Jay went from high school, to college, to working in New York in search of his passion. Noticing that he had been living in his comfort zone, Jay set himself up for a challenge. He quit smoking and decided to run his first marathon.
“It opened up a spotlight, that if I really devote myself to something for a long period of time, something extraordinary will happen.”
Focus and determination was the thought process now, behind all that Jay set out to do. It’s a good lesson for all of us to learn, that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.
“I started to say “yes” and I meant it.”
Jay is a great example of an all-around success. As he says in the interview, he started saying yes to all conscious decisions and hasn't looked back since. Jay continues to keep a healthy marriage, a healthy business and an in-general healthy lifestyle. I think we under estimate how much opportunity life has for us. Thankfully, Jay is on today to remind us to get out there and chase these opportunities, with of course, the “better you” in mind.
“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no!”
Time is the most valuable currency, spend it wisely.
You can learn more about Jay at jaypapasan.com or on Twitter @jaypapasan. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Open: having no means of closing or barring.
It’s human nature to feel comfortable, whether it be in your relationship or your position at work, the workout class you take each morning etc…but the growth that we all crave and need comes from being open-minded to new life, new adventures.
At first this may seem off and unfamiliar, like it doesn’t quite fit the perception we had around it. Is it fair to say that we may have even set a “prejudgment” about a certain topic? I’m sure we are all guilty of this at one point or another.
“A lot of the time, our perceptions are blocking us from exactly what we need.”
A lesson to be learned and one that isn't always easy, is that when putting others down or making someone/something feel “less than,” it’s really just a reflection of ourselves.
“If I feel myself judging anyone, I ask myself, which part of me feels like I am lacking that I am looking for a flaw in them, so I can measure myself against it and attempt to win. Which never happens.”
It’s time to take the blinders off.
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.
On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” The podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015.” Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Starting out in the filed of law, Gretchen started to realize the difference between a position and a passion. She held a renowned position clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, but knew her passion was really in writing, which led her to become a New York Time’s Best Selling Author. Lucky for us, this brought me one of my favorite reads ever, The Happiness Project.
“A happiness problem, is a habits problem”
Gretchen not only shares with us her beginnings, but also her on-going journey to a happy, healthy and more productive life. These are all the things she portrays in her podcast and books and helps others just like us, achieve. Becoming aware of our thoughts and mindset is one sure way of also becoming happier. Placing gratitude around all things instead of worry and fear will bring on more blessings than you could imagine.
“It’s not about the things you have to do, its about the things you get to do.”
We then start to realize it has nothing to do with having the glass half empty, or half full, its more about having the glass in general. She gives us the reminder to treasure each moment, and that even if something is unpleasant, it will be over soon.
“The days can seem long, but the years are short.”
Gretchen points out, that there is no one thing, that makes someone “happy.” Each habit must be personal, it has to coincide with what is true to you. With that being said, creating habits around the things that make you happy, whether small or large can change a mediocre life, to a rockstar world! We’re riding that happiness train, climb aboard!
Get your daily dose of happy at GretchenRubin.com and follow her on Twitter @gretcehnrubin.
Seek and you shall find. Today’s episode is meant to motivate the mind. It’s important to know that things do not just fall from the sky and into our laps. Seeking and therefore going after, is what will get you the prize.
“To be truly mindful is an inner peace practice. It is a releasing practice, a letting go practice.”
You are only in charge of YOU. After listening to one of my other favorite podcasts today Lewis Howes School of Greatness, I heard his guest say “Our control ends at our finger tips.” Being mindful of this will allow you to then control your reactions, greaten your experiences and allow you to find your inner peace.
“That’s the difference between making heaven on earth, or hell on earth.”
Zen Cryar-DeBrücke is an internationally renowned inspirational teacher, speaker, author and coach. Her passion is teaching people to tap into their innate inner guidance to generate consistent, successful results in life. The result is replacing exhaustion, anxiety, fear and dread with ease, joy, flow and fulfillment. Zen's programs have helped thousands of people all over the world transform their lives for the better, with sustained positive changes in their business and personal lives. Her compassion radiates through her work, and her style is down to earth, practical, humorous and wise. The key to her success came when she decoded her own Internal Guidance System (IGS) and learned that everyone was born with a factory installed Inner GPS. She provides direct experience of the IGS through her courses, speaking, coaching and books. Zen is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, which is made up of leaders, CEOs, movie producers, speakers, authors, and others who are changing the world and having a huge impact. TLC includes such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Steven Covey, and Marianne Williamson. Her best-selling book, Your Inner GPS: Use your Internal Guidance to find happiness, health and satisfaction, illustrates how to tune in to and follow our own natural-born instinct for fulfillment and how to let this inner wisdom guide us straight to success. She was a founder and CEO of one of the first Internet design companies in the world. The company, in a four-year period, quickly grew from $250,000 to $4,000,000. She is known for creating innovative online strategies that are simple and work for fortune 500 companies, including Applied Materials, IBM, Electronic Arts, BP and VISA. Taking tips off of an old school cassette that was given to her in 1993, Zen opens with describing to us how “Each of us has an internal guidance system that expands when we are on track with what we desire to happen, and contracts when we don’t.” I‘m sure we can all somehow correlate to this statement, which brings us to our next point, finding that personal quality about yourself that you've been meaning to “change,” but just haven't gotten around to yet. Deciding not to start small, but to jump right in, Zen shares with us her personal trait she knew had to go…jealousy.
“I always felt myself get jealous when I saw my boyfriend talking to other women, but it turns out, through using my internal guidance system, that I wasn't jealous. I was insecure.”
“I started looking at my own value, the things that I brought to the table”
It’s important to make sure you are working on the right thing, she tells us, to know the difference between issues and what the next steps are to finding and following your IGS (inner guidance system.) Zen then walks us through a short meditation to allow us to feel the difference between telling ourselves we do NOT have an internal guidance system and then the lightening of telling ourselves, that we DO have an internal guidance system. Although this may be new to most, it is a great first step to learning how to listen to your body. Comparing it to the “hot & cold game” we used to play as young kids, Zen says that the IGS works similarly. Just like in the game, when you were getting closer the the object you want you are opening yourself up, but when you were drifting away or otherwise “losing” you are contracting and closing yourself off, which is never the feeling we ultimately want. We all have an IGS, it’s about time you look for yours. You know what they say once you do… “Finders, keepers.”
Looking for more guidance on how to find your own, find her at zeninamoment.com for coaching and training. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com