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Earn Your Happy Podcast | Motivation | Self-Love | Entrepreneurship | Confidence | Fitness and Life Coaching with Lori Harder

Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you bust through your fears, connect to your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life, business and relationships… Listen in as Lori Harder, founder of the Bliss Project, 3X time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model, turned self love junkie - lifestyle entrepreneur and author digs in shares the goods! Each episode is designed to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to take action in your life. Tune in for an inspirational guest, a story or a "quickie" of motivation to get you out of a funk or blast you even further on your rockstar journey! Stop waiting until you are happy and go out and earn it! I promise to make sure we have some fun along the way - you can't take this life too serious. It's time to fall in love with the process and take back your control! Oh and please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps and leave us a review!
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 28, 2017

 

Up until very recently, I felt like I had a handle on facing my fears and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, but I’ve come to realize that I haven’t even scratched the surface!

 

This weekend, I’m speaking at an event (THRIVE), and while I’m speaking to like-minded people, it’s not my usual audience. It’s got me stepping outside of my comfort zone and feeling all sorts of butterflies. It’s super beautiful and exciting but scary – all at the same time.

 

This quote I posted on Instagram sums up this fear, excitement and growth that I’m feeling and who I need to become to get through it:

 

“You’ll never grow into the woman you know you’re meant to be until she’s forced to come out. It’s your job to create a life she can’t hide from.”

 

So what does this mean? It’s our job to create a life based on not our current selves, but instead our future selves. You have to do the things, go to the places and let that woman out!

 

“You will rise to the occasion when your butt is on the line.”

 

Sounds scary, I know, but that’s the point. We all have “alter egos” that only come out when called upon, but you must have faith that it will appear. If you create these places when you have so much riding on your performance your higher self will come out. And if it doesn’t happen the way you think and you fall flat on your face…GOOD! You didn’t die, your learned from it and you know how to change it for next time.

 

“I’d rather be failing left and right and feeling alive and growing as a human being than walking around bored and half dead.”

 

There is no magic potion. We are ALL created the same, some just have more faith that things will work out and their higher self won’t let them down.

 

“Choose and create things that you have to show up for bigger than you ever have before.”

Stop waiting and create those places and situations where your higher self can come alive! It will scare the crap out of you, but that’s when you know you’re living a life of purpose and fulfillment. 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • Why you must get uncomfortable to grow
  • Steps that will help you step into your higher self
  • How we all have alter egos that come out when you need to level up

 

Resources:

THRIVE Event

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 25, 2017

I am so excited for you to hear my conversation with successful serial entrepreneur, Mike Zeller. From real estate and men’s fashion to digital marketing and sustainable home goods, he’s committed to serving others (in a variety of businesses) and sharing the shifts he makes along the way.

 

Always an ambitious person, Mike used to once run himself ragged to the point of near burnout. However, throughout his experiences, he came to realize that taking time off from the “hustle” is needed and now actually increases his fulfillment levels in both business and his quality of life. If you’re looking to kick up the fulfillment levels in your life, I highly recommend tuning in to hear Mike’s valuable insights and knowledge bombs.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are you reading right now?
  • What made you read The Secret again?
  • What did you notice to make you improve your self-awareness?
  • What is bringing you the most life out of things right now?
  • How do you know when you need to recharge and how does it feel?
  • How do you start to avoid the desire and addiction of your phone?
  • What is one of the hardest things you’ve had to walk away from in order to become the person you are now?
  • Why do you use the words “life” and “death” throughout your course?
  • How do you help people find what they’re good at?
  • What is your favorite part of your course?
  • What does a fulfilled life mean to you? For other people?
  • What would you tell people who say they are stuck?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Where Mike’s entrepreneurial path has taken him so far
  • The differences between a business operator and a business owner
  • Mike’s new course, Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Freedom
  • How Mike and his team use storyboarding
  • How to create energy restoration (and why you need it)
  • Being in a state of flow and tips to create it
  • The importance of finding your rhythm, which includes taking time off
  • The gift of presence
  • The benefits of taking personality tests (DIS Profile, Strength Finder and Myers Briggs)
  • Letting go of limiting beliefs
  • Living a fulfilling life both in business and your quality of life
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“The best idea doesn’t always win.”

 

“I create businesses that enrich the world and make it a better place.”

 

“You should be able to increase your business but also increase your freedom and your quality of life.”

 

“It’s not as much about time management as it is energy management.”

 

“If you choose a job for comfort and convenience, you’re sacrificing your soul.”

 

“I’m responsible for creating the opportunity for fulfillment.”

 

“I’m not here for intellectual entertainment. I’m here to make a difference.”

 

“Quit hiding in the shadows, step into your greatness and love and serve at an extraordinary level.”

 

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Mike Zeller is a socially minded entrepreneur currently based in Nashville. Philosophically, Mike believes that business exists first to serve the world and make it a better place. Profit is secondary but necessary for sustainability.

 

He has launched and developed 9 businesses in 5 different industries, bringing in more than 100 million in total sales revenue and he once was a hand model. He enrolled himself under the mentorship of world-renowned leaders such as Tony Robbin, Peter Diamandis, Jay Abraham and many others. Mike inspires people to invest in themselves and big ideas and coaches and mentors them through his mastermind and with his online course. To learn more about Mike visit mikezeller.com or email him at mike@mikezeller.com

 

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Resources:

MikeZeller.com

Course: Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Freedom

Visit MikeZeller.com for more information

Mastermind group (by application): Visit MikeZeller.com and go to the Rising Stars Mastermind tab or go to RisingStarsMastermind.com

Books referenced:

Four-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss http://a.co/fsOj7tY

Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz http://a.co/ejjeo5q

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The Bliss Project 2018

TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 21, 2017

 

This past week, I’ve been feeling the importance of my tribe on a whole new level. If you listened to my podcast with Mastin Kipp last week, you’ll understand what I mean when I say, “With every new level there’s a new devil.” This could not be more true!

 

With my recent 14-Day Challenge wrapping up at the beginning of this week, I had a few instances come up that reminded me of the fact that the more challenges I do and the more people who join my tribe, the more diverse group of people I’m going to attract. And guess what? Even those these people are a part of my larger tribe, we all have different backgrounds and I’m not going to please everyone. It’s also a given that we’re not always going to understand one another.

 

It seems so simple when you write it out like that, but I didn’t get there as easily. As a verbal processor, I depended on the support of my own personal tribe to get me there. This is a group of people who I’ve collected over time and who I know hold space for me when I need it. And let’s just say I sent out the Bat Signal for them this week!

 

“Your tribe gives you feedback, but they’re also there just to hear you.”

 

Feedback is always welcome, however sometimes it doesn’t help. This is why all relationships must be two-sided. There must be agreements in place and space held for the other party to process as well.

 

“We have to create boundaries and we have to set clear ideas of what the relationship is.”  

 

This is, of course, different for every relationship and that is why you must communicate or one person may turn resentful. For me personally, I have a variety of tribe members. There are those that allow me to process, hold me accountable, support me, strategize, execute and celebrate. These lines do blend every now and then, but at the end of the day, I know who I can go to when I need it.

 

So out of the above categories, which would help you the most right now? And which is the easiest to implement? If you’re having trouble choosing one, you must work on focusing your attention to that.

 

“If you haven’t found what you want yet, it’s simply because you haven’t applied focus consistently.”

 

I know this is hard to hear, but as a person who has (and still can) struggle with this, I know it will change your life and help you tackle each new challenge that comes your way.

 

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

 

  • That challenges never go away, they just change
  • Why finding a variety of people is so crucial in building your tribe
  • How you can set and practice fierce boundaries with your tribe

 

 

Resources:

The Bliss Project 2018

Theblissproject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 18, 2017

As a long-time follower of Mastin Kipp’s work, I am beyond thrilled to share our conversation with you. Not only does he talk about his journey (business and spiritual) up to this point, but he also touches on how his purpose seemed to evade him until recently and how he turned that experience into his new book, Claim Your Power. I’m currently reading it and it’s so amazing that he offers a practical step-by-step process to help you find your purpose, bring it to life and get out of your own way.

 

I love that Mastin is so transparent when it comes to his journey and I’m honored that he shares what he’s learned and experienced firsthand. There are so many powerful takeaways that can help you return to your natural state of happiness. If you’re willing and ready to work on finding your purpose this podcast is a must listen.

 

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • What are people focusing on when they say they’re stuck?
  • What is one of your toughest blocks you’ve had to leave behind and one that you’re currently working on?
  • What does “doing the work” look for you?
  • What does it mean to have purpose-deficit disorder?
  • What’s the difference between the Head Model vs. the Heart Model?
  • What do you do when fear comes to visit you?
  • How do you plan your self-care?
  • Do you ever use pain as a motivator?
  • How do you balance your hard work and personal life?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • The evolution of Mastin’s life and career and when he discovered his purpose
  • Mastin’s new book, Claim Your Power and who it will be most impactful for
  • Why unresolved emotional trauma could be holding you back
  • Getting to the root cause of what’s keeping you stuck
  • Functional therapy
  • The importance of returning to your “natural state”
  • The difference between low-level and high-level coping
  • Feelings in the body and what you’re experiencing emotionally
  • The power in choosing what things mean to you
  • How do you plan your self-care?
  • Planning moments of intensity and relaxation
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“Make your nervous system your ally instead of your enemy.”

 

“Live in preparedness.”

 

“The breakthrough – or a-ha moment – is when the work begins.”

 

“The emotional state of the body is what produces the thoughts in the first place.”

 

“When you change the emotional state, you don’t have to worry about changing your thinking. When you feel good, you think good thoughts.”

 

“Chemical solutions can’t solve a spiritual problem.”

 

“Between stimulus and response is a choice – and that’s where your power is.”

 

“The more direct languaging you can use, the more emotional response is produced.”

 

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Mastin Kipp is an American entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned public speaker. Mastin is the creator of Functional Life Coaching™, an innovative, unique and accelerated approach to creating lasting personal and business change.

 

Mastin is recognized by coaching industry contemporaries and luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Aviva Romm, M.D. (Yale Integrative Medicine) and Georgetown Professor Cal Newport as a thought leader in accelerated life transformations and personal development.

 

Mastin’s company, under his own name, is a successful international personal development company that helps people create rapid change, discover and connect to their life’s purpose, and live their lives to their fullest potential.

 

Mastin’s methodology, Functional Life Coaching™, differs from his peers and predecessors in that it focuses not just on rapid behavioral change, but uses a systems approach to efficiently identify and dissolve the root cause that is impeding optimal human progress and success.

 

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Resources:

 

Mastin’s New Book: Claim Your Power

 

Get your copy (and bonuses) by visiting:

ClaimYourPowerBook.com

 

mastinkipp.com

IG: @mastinkipp

FB: facebook.com/mastinkipp

 

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The Bliss Project 2018

TheBlissProject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 14, 2017

 

Today’s quickie is all about the word (and thing) justification. I once was a pro at justifying why I was the way I was (fearful, anxious etc.). I spent SO much time, energy and efforts on the excuses as to why I couldn’t do x-y-z when I could have been investing my time into my dreams!

So let’s try a little exercise… Let’s replace the word justification with excuses. Let’s call out those excuses and see them for what they truly are – false glass ceilings – because that’s all they really are no matter what you might think.

 

“Human beings can do whatever we believe we can do.”

 

So look for the justifications/excuses in your life right now and write them down.

 

“If your thoughts are going toward your justifications and excuses, you’re actually living for them.”

 

So which is it for you? Are you living to keep your dreams alive or are you choosing to fan the flames that keep the fires of justification and excuses burning? Take a deep look and discover what you’re really living for. Hint: If your time is spent making excuses and justifying, you’re never going to give the power to your presence to be able to move forward into your dreams.

 

“Give the power to your presence.”

 

Your family, friends and the world need your gift right NOW. Of course there will always be a dose of fear that comes along with it, but embrace it knowing that it feels a whole lot better than never stepping into your full potential.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why justifying and making excuses are holding you back from your dreams
  • How to call out your excuses
  • About the importance of breathing life into your dreams instead of your excuses

 

Resources:

The Bliss Project 2018

Theblissproject.info

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 11, 2017

EYH – Ep. 165 – Danika Brysha – Surrender your way to success and become a magnet for your dreams

 

Today’s guest, Model Meals Founder and CEO, Danika Brysha, may look a little familiar to some of you as she’s been a part of several campaigns as a plus-size/curve model for big names such as Target and Old Navy. While she has a successful modeling career now, it was winding road to get there.

 

From a young age, Danika continually struggled to feel that she was enough when it came to her body. Growing up in the era of the size double-zero, she focused on her weight for more than a decade of her life. This fixation eventually reached its breaking point when it led to bulimia and dental issues.

 

Wanting to take care of her body better, Danika stopped throwing up but turned to drugs to keep the weight at bay. This went on for quite some time until she graduated college in the television industry and had had it with her body image struggle. She let go and let herself settle into where her body naturally fell (about a size 12/14). She was soon approached by an agent who suggested that she get into plus-size modeling. After signing with an agency and moving out to New York, her modeling career took off, but she soon hit another snag.

 

Wanting to start off the New Year (a new career and move, too) renewed, she tried the Whole30 meal plan. She was blown away by her results and not only did she lose 15 pounds, but she was amazed at how much clarity she had and how amazing she felt. Her plus-size modelings clients didn’t agree and she started to lose modeling gigs. As a way to earn money, Danika offered to help people in New York City eat cleaner by making meals for them. This side-business went well, but she still wasn’t able to make ends meet.

 

It wasn’t long before Danika moved back to California where she grew up and moved into her parents’ garage. This was a serendipitous moment, however as it led to the eventual launch pf Model Meals with a friend and Danika has since signed with a new modeling agency.

 

Danika’s journey of self-love is one of several ups and downs, but instead of fighting against them she’s learned to surrender and use her own feelings as a guide through them. Her story is so relatable and there’s something that everyone can take away from it. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much I did.

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Questions Asked in This Episode:

  • How did you get your start with modeling and eventually Model Meals?
  • Was there a defining moment when you decided to stop fighting with yourself about your body?
  • Is there something you do now or tap into when you’re feeling stressed?
  • What did you feel like when you did your first Whole30?
  • If you don’t eat well, do you find that it affects how you feel and work?
  • What does your meditation practice look like?
  • What is a future bio?
  • What is the book you’re writing about?
  • What does it look like for you to surrender?
  • What has been the most challenging thing that you’ve had to walk away from in order to become who you are?
  • And many more.

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Danika’s journey with her weight and finally feeling enough just the way she is
  • Why food isn’t the problem rather our addiction to it
  • The power of changing what you eat – for your body and brain
  • The importance of knowing where your food is sourced from
  • The power of manifestation
  • Why we must surrender and let go for self-growth
  • The importance of acknowledging and processing our feelings
  • The therapeutic benefits of writing
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I get to do what I love every day and that’s all that matters.”

 

“Food wasn’t the problem. It was that I used it as my drug.”

 

“We get so used to eating our normal diet that we never know there’s an alternative.”

 

“It’s selfish if we don’t do the self-work to tune in and figure out what our gift is.”

 

“The way to manifest your life is to feel the feelings first and the physical catches up.”

 

“A series of great days equals a great life.”

 

“Trust your feelings, not your surroundings.”

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Danika Brysha is an IMG Curve Model and the founder and CEO of Model Meals, a healthy meal delivery business. With a passion for personal growth and positive transformation, Danika sees food as the most valuable medicine available, and as an essential tool in fueling the body, mind, and soul, to build our best possible life.  After nearly two decades of disordered eating, Danika used nutritious food, mindfulness, and an essential daily self-care routine, to heal herself and to build the business and life of her dreams. Danika helps others to do the same by providing resources like Model Meals that make a healthy diet easy and accessible, and through the sharing of knowledge and experience provided in her coaching practice, retreats, digital media, and more. Danika also uses her platform as a curve model to help women rethink the traditional notion that beauty has only one shape and size. 

 

 

Resources:

 

modelmeals.com

Use code EARNYOURHAPPY and new clients will receive $25 off on their first order. There is an order minimum of $40. The discount applies to all “meals,” but not the add-ons.

 

IG: @modelmeals

FB: facebook.com/modelmeals

 

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 7, 2017

How many of you scroll through social media more often than you’d like to admit? Hand raised here! But check this out… My friend, Michael Zeller, just informed me the other day that when you’re distracted from a task, it takes 13 minutes for your mind to get back on track. So just think, if you’re sidetracked even four times a day, that’s a WHOLE hour of floundering trying to get back on track. This is why we must…

“Get fierce with eliminating distractions.”

These days our thoughts and social media are the winners when it comes to time-wasting. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s always bad to spend time on social media, but it is when all you’re doing is comparing or numbing out. For instance, are you really just checking in on Jane, or do you immediately start comparing her life to yours when you look at her pictures? If the latter sounds familiar, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone, and you CAN stop comparing yourself to others, But first, you have to beat the addiction to comparison (and the other common addictions such as judgment, blame and numbing out). Below is a chart of the common saboteurs and alternative practices you can implement to help rid yourself of those addictions and keep your happiness and productivity high!

“You are NOT stuck with who you think you are right now. Don’t believe everything you think – it’s probably not even your through.”

Recognize your honest truth (as hard and uncomfortable as that may be) and CHOOSE to see things differently and choose better thoughts.

“Your life will manifest around the things you think the most.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How comparison, judgment, blame and numbing out are keeping you from doing what you want to do
  • Tips to replace the above practices
  • Why happiness is your TOP priority

Resources:

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Sep 4, 2017

I am so excited to have my husband, Chris, on again! We’ve been asked a lot of questions such as: how do we work together day in and day out? How do we live our lives and what makes us happy? These conversations are so much fun for us and we love sharing the highs and lows of our lives so far.

As you’ll soon realize, while we have our “dream” lives now, it didn’t start out that way. Let’s just say I didn’t even want to give Chris the time of day when we first met! We obviously worked things out there, but be sure to listen in as we share some of our other ups, downs and lesson-learning moments in our lives.

This episode is jam-packed with information about the fundamentals of our success and happiness (and so much in between) and we hope you’re able to leave with some helpful takeaways. Please feel free to let us know what other questions you have for us! We look forward to continuing our conversation on another future episode. Happy listening! --

In This Episode We Talk about:

• Where Chris and Lori started from and what their daily routine is

• Working through times of unfulfillment

• If there’s a right time to call your partner out when you know they have a larger calling they’re not doing anything about

• How small decisions are HUGE in the long run

• Why it’s so important to be open and connect with more people

• How to deal with people who are cutting you down or holding you back

• The definition of positive propaganda and why you need it to support your goals

• The benefits of having a healthy habits routine

• How Chris and Lori incorporate meditation and visualization into their daily lives

• How to effectively communicate with your spouse or partner

• Why it’s so important to find self-development activities that you enjoy

• What to do if your spouse/partner isn’t into self-development

• And so much more…

Quotes:

“Be more open and less attached than you are to the things you’re so attached to.”

“Find positive propaganda to support where you want to go and to reinforce your beliefs.”

“Even if it doesn’t feel like it, the timing is perfect.”

“You will always find what you’re looking for.”

“We are constantly chipping away at the things that will make us happy and productive in the long run – even when we don’t feel like it.”

“Our routine-driven life has absolutely 10x’d all areas of our lives.”

“I’m happier, healthier, wealthier and more fit than I was yesterday.”

“By taking inventory of all the good stuff in my life, I’m dictating the thoughts that will dictate my day instead of letting my day dictate my thoughts.”

“If you’re not doing self-development in a modality that you like, then you absolutely won’t do it.”

“You set the pace for your relationship.”

“You are responsible for your own happiness.”

“Find joy in the journey.”

“Find your happiness in the pursuit every day.” --

“Find your happiness in the pursuit every day.”

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Resources:

  • Previous episodes with Chris:
    • Ep. 93 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/93-six-steps-we-take-to-achieve-our-goals-my-husband/id1087926635?i=1000379426412&mt=2
    • Ep. 100 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/100-relationship-business-q-my-husband-chris-harder/id1087926635?i=1000380293825&mt=2
    • Ep. 128 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/128-broke-mindset-to-mulit-millionaire-mindset-chris/id1087926635?i=1000384953178&mt=2
  • For the Love of Money podcast with Chris Harder: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/for-love-money-podcast-business-philanthropy-entrepreneur/id1215523596?mt=2
  • FortheLoveofMoney.com
  • IG: @chriswharder
  • FB: facebook.com/chriswharder
  • The Bliss Project
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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