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Earn Your Happy

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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Sep 27, 2018

I’m fresh off a mastermind call with my closest sister friends and I’ve come to the realization that it’s OK to be a walking, breathing contradiction. Typically, when it comes to being in alignment, we’ve always talked about lining it up with our true purpose or highest potential. While I still believe this is a part of it, I also think a bigger part of it is being aligned with your truth in the present moment.

 

In order to feel this “truth” though you have to sometimes be out of alignment and feel those feelings, too. Sometimes this means feelings of darkness and ugliness or worry and insecurity. It’s super important though that we not stay in these feelings too long. Acknowledge them and that you feel out of alignment, and make the conscious choice to leave that dark place (or whatever emotion you’re feeling) when the time is right. Remember that this is all a part of the human experience and determine if there is something you could do to make yourself feel better.

 

Admittedly, I’m in a bit of a dark season right now. I have a ton of amazing things happening in my life now, but there’s this nagging voice in the back of my head that tells me I need to set some more goals and accomplish more. I’m in a season where I need to find self-worthiness without having a ton of goals to prove that I am. Can anyone relate?

 

Have I navigated my way through this particular season yet? No – I’m still working through it. So, right now I’m giving myself grace and allowing myself to feel all the feels. I’m choosing healthy outlets such as walks, nourishing foods and yes, sometimes crying it out, because choosing a downward spiral isn’t going to serve me in the long run. I’m committing to move forward…period.

 

I hope this helps you if you’re also going through a similar season. Continue to nurture yourself and one day, when things clear, you’ll realize that it was all meant to help you keep in alignment with your true purpose.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Redefining what alignment means
  • Why your value shouldn’t be tied to your accomplishments
  • The seasons of life

 

 

Resources:

 

Enrollment for Chris and I’s life eCourse Aligned closes today (Sept. 27, 2018)! Join us today at BecomeAligned.com

 

Join Lori, Oprah Magazine’s staff and other thought leaders on the Oprah Magazine Cruise to the Bahamas | Oct. 28-Nov. 4!

 

Go here for details: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/cruise-ships/ms-nieuw-statendam/oprah-caribbean-adventure-of-your-life.html

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

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

Sep 24, 2018

I love a good story and today’s guest, author Alex Banayan has a great one – so much so that parts of it have become part of my husband Chris and I’s daily walks. Thank goodness I met him in person when Chris interviewed him so I knew whose stories he was actually talking about. ;) Another fun coincidence, we’ve both been on the Price Is Right, but Alex actually WON and used those winnings to fund his new book, The Third Door.

 

Alex shares with us his seven-year book journey that lead him to interview some of the world’s most successful people to show how they broke through and launched their careers. But let’s not downplay the fears and obstacles that Alex had to navigate through as well. From disappointing his family and losing his father to insecurity and being turned down by potential interviewees, Alex was persistent and now helps others conquer obstacles of all kinds – internal and external.

 

Alex truly is a gifted storyteller and I know you’ll be able to relate to some many facets of his journey. You don’t want to miss it!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Now that your book is out in the world, what has been a response that you weren’t expecting?
  • What was the whole point of writing your book?
  • What does pain with awareness look like for you right now?
  • Do you think there’s always a way for anything you choose or just for the moments when your gut pulls you that way?
  • Have you ever had to let go of helping someone in your life because they’re not ready to help themselves?
  • What was a story that freed you up the most?
  • What is something that shook you before your book came out?
  • What are you most excited about right now?
  • Who is the ultimate person you want to read your book?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Alex’s seven-year book journey
  • Using pain as a motivator
  • Evolving motivation
  • Alex’s insecurity while writing The Third Door
  • How Alex’s pain evolved into curiosity
  • How Alex’s Price Is Right winnings funded his book
  • Why being naïve can be an advantage
  • The difference between fear and courage
  • Why Alex’s family didn’t initially support his book
  • Welcoming fear to get more comfortable
  • How fear was a universal element in achieving a dream in all the people Alex interviewed
  • Sharing in order to connect with others
  • How to conquer internal and external obstacles
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

 

“Pain with awareness is our teacher.”

 

“You can give someone all the best tools and knowledge in the world and their life can still be stuck, but if you change what someone believes is possible, they’ll never be the same.”

 

“Courage is acknowledging fears, analyzing the consequences and then deciding you care so much about it you’re going to take one thoughtful step forward anyway.”

 

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ALEX BANAYAN is the author of the national bestseller The Third Door, which chronicles his five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven

Spielberg, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.

 

Banayan has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Billboard,

Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS News. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Disney, Harvard, and countless others.

 

Resources:

 

Instagram: @alexbanayan 

Book: The Third Door

ThirdDoorBook.com

Find it on Amazon

 

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

 

Sep 20, 2018

This past weekend I spoke at the Thrive event in Las Vegas (which was amazing), and I also came to the realization that my life is one big classroom. You see, I got sick the morning of the day I was supposed to speak. I’m not sure if it was food poisoning or the flu, but needless to say I wasn’t going anywhere for a while. It was like life was flashing a big neon sign with a message that was impossible for me to ignore. In fact, there were multiple nudges, messages and signs that day, but I’ll leave those for another episode as I’m still marinating in a few of them. One thing I’ve come to realize though is that:

 

“Every single thing that happens can be a breakthrough lesson and everyone can be a teacher.”

 

Now this doesn’t mean that nothing bothers us, but it does mean that we get to choose how we view a particular situation and move through it. Yes, you may struggle and it may be annoying or painful, but the sooner we can accept it, the more quickly we’re able to advance to the next level.

 

“The sooner we accept the obstacle as a lesson or the person as a teacher, we get to move through it faster.”

 

As Tom Bilyeu shared with me just the other day, “Struggle is guaranteed, success is not.” In order to get to the next level, we have to experience it all. And if we’re going to struggle, we may as well get something useful out of it, yes?

 

Compare it to a rookie’s journey to becoming a pro. There’s always that point where the rookie is thrown in the game and the team may win or they might lose. The rookie will learn the do’s and don’ts – most likely the hard way. Whatever they experience though, it’s necessary because the coaches make the decision to move up that particular player if they don’t see them in action.

 

Once you realize that obstacles and people (yes, even those rude people in traffic) are here to teach us, you will experience a whole new level of freedom. It will be uncomfortable and you might shout expletives now and again, but practice and sharpening the skills of love, compassion, boundaries and saying no will help you step into that next level of your life.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Why life is our classroom
  • Why struggle is inevitable
  • Viewing obstacles as lessons and people as teachers

 

 

Resources:

 

Aligned Registration Opens soon. Sign up to be the first to know when and to receive a free training at BecomeAligned.com

 

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

Sep 17, 2018

I’m so excited, as always, to have my husband, Chris Harder, back on the show and today we’re sharing some of our most impactful stories that have helped lead us to the full-circle rich lives we’re leading now. We’re far from perfect and that’s exactly why we love sharing our ups and downs with as many people possible – even if they’re super embarrassing.

 

Tune in to hear four+ stories and lessons we’ve learned along the way and let us know if you can relate. Wanna hear more? Be sure to check out our Free Video Training at BecomeAligned.com.

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In This Episode We Talk about:

  • “The Great Chicken Nugget Battle of 2006”
  • Taking ownership of your life, stories, happiness and dreams
  • The gap between good and great
  • Why Chris decided to read 30 books in 30 days
  • Why giving is the secret to getting everything you want
  • Having an attitude of abundance
  • Giving with no contingencies or expectations
  • Building intentional tribes
  • Waffles’ dog training and how it applies to your habits and beliefs
  • Why anxiety is a result of no boundaries
  • Reinforcing habits and beliefs you want to keep in your life
  • Moving away from relationships that are holding you back
  • Why ego is your greatest overhead
  • Acknowledging and working around your ego
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“I believe we were put here to live a really full-circle, rich life.” – Chris Harder

 

“Action creates clarity.” – Lori Harder

 

“You are 100% responsible for the outcome of every moment in your life.” – Chris Harder

 

“Giving is the secret to getting everything you want.” – Chris Harder

 

“Build tribes for where you are going and not for where you’re at.” – Lori Harder

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Resources:

Aligned Registration Opens soon. Sign up to be the first to know when and to receive a free training at BecomeAligned.com

 

 

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

Sep 13, 2018

With a lot of speaking engagements going on for me right now and in the near future, I’ve had to really stop and observe my anxious tendencies and the thoughts that often go along with them. It’s amazing how powerful our thoughts and inner dialogue can be. Today’s episode is all about freeing yourself from the labels that hold you back and knowing that you’re the only one who has that power to do so.

 

How often have you heard, “I have such anxiety when it comes to speaking in front of people”? Hand raised over here because I’ve definitely said it to myself before. But here’s where we change it. We don’t “have” anxiety. We “do” anxiety. We don’t “have” no energy. We “do” no energy. And it’s in this doing that we have the choice as to what we do or don’t do. See where I’m going with this?

 

I’d like you to do a quick exercise to take back your power. First, write what you “have.”

 

            Example: I have anxiety.

 

Now cross that out and write DO instead.

 

            I have anxiety. I DO anxiety.

 

Now describe how you “do” anxiety right now? What actions are supporting this feeling? What thoughts?

           

            I’m drinking coffee. I’m checking messages right when I wake up. I’m eating crappy food and isolating myself. I keep telling myself how nervous I am and that            I’m going to forget what I’m saying on stage.

 

Take notice of the conversation in your mind and watch how you’re talking to yourself. If you’re anxious, reframe and tell yourself how excited you are and why. Replace your thoughts with better thoughts and take your control back!

 

No lie, it doesn’t always go fast. But keep trying on different feelings until it does feel good.

 

“Choose how you feel.”

 

Tell yourself, “I can undo any feeling I don’t want to be in.”

 

And remember, once you start putting out these better feelings, you’ll notice that you’re attracting more too.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Freeing yourself from labels that hold you back
  • Taking ownership of your thoughts
  • Why you don’t “have” anxiety, you “do” anxiety

 

 

Resources:

 

Aligned Registration Opens soon. Sign up to be the first to know when and to receive a free training at BecomeAligned.com

 

Join Lori, Oprah Magazine’s staff and other thought leaders on the Oprah Magazine Cruise to the Bahamas | Oct. 28-Nov. 4!  

Go here for details: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/cruise-ships/ms-nieuw-statendam/oprah-caribbean-adventure-of-your-life.html

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

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

Sep 10, 2018

When you have conversations like the one I had with founder and CEO of MakeItHappen.Life, Henry Ammar, you can’t help but leave a better human. Pure goodness exudes from Henry and it’s no wonder since he’s made it his mission to boost self-love and self-confidence by creating practical transformative experiences through fun dynamic events that infuse pop culture with empowerment.

 

Experiencing firsthand in his younger years an ongoing lack of self-confidence and self-love, Henry now wants to help the younger generation today, because they’re still not seeing the beauty and truth of who they are.

 

Listen in to hear all about Henry’s journey thus far, what he’s doing to help others, what’s coming up and what he sees happening down the road. I personally cannot wait to see all of this ideas and partnerships come to fruition, because any event with him will make a huge impact on the masses.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • How did you recently come to speak in front of 50,000 people?
  • How did you realize music was the modality for you and that you were going to use it for good?
  • How did you get in touch with believing in signs?
  • What was your tipping point that made you ditch your limiting beliefs?
  • Where are you at right now with your projects? What’s happening next?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How a series of low-probability happenings led to Henry speaking in Serbia to 50,000 people
  • Why Henry feels music is unifying
  • Henry’s career journey from music to entrepreneur to USC to corporate real estate
  • Creating a practical transformative experience through pop culture
  • Having real conversations in a loving and empowering way
  • Why Henry is obsessed with truth and love
  • Listening to your inner voice
  • The carrot, egg and tea bag analogy
  • The power/gift of choice
  • Using fear as self-awareness and for elevation
  • VIZing
  • The power of perspective
  • Comfort zone expansion
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

 

“Change the frequency of humanity through mass media.”

 

“Let’s make self-awareness and self-love cool.”

 

“Do what you feel is right despite how you feel about it.”

 

“Fear is enslaving and I want to live a liberated life.”

 

“If I’m filled with self-love and freedom then I can give people that same gift.”

 

“Fear is an imagined future.”

 

“Use imagination and creativity to project something more empowering.”

 

“Nothing magical happens in your comfort zone.”

 

“I am here to love, serve and grow.”

 

“Know the beauty and truth of who you are.”

 

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Henry Ammar, founder and CEO of MakeItHappen.Life, is an award-winning empowerment coach, an impact entrepreneur, a creative, and a visionary leader with in-depth experience in the personal development, business leadership, entertainment, real estate, and education industries. Henry is published in Forbes.

As a keynote speaker and empowerment coach, he has positively impacted hundreds of thousands of lives internationally. He has spoken to audiences as big as 40,000+ people at a time internationally.

In his professional career, Henry has performed on a Grammy Award-winning album and traveled the world sharing the stage with legends. Henry went from creating music to creating businesses growing them locally from Los Angeles to international successes in just one year.

His podcast, “Making It Happen with Henry Ammar,” has reached #1 in the Training Category and #6 in the Education Category on Apple Podcasts.

He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Upon graduating, he put his knowledge to use by overseeing the investment and management of over $2 billion dollars in real estate in just three years.

Henry’s true passion lies in the privilege to use his leadership, strengths, and successes to positively impact individuals, businesses, and community.

His most recent brainchild, MakeItHappen.Life, was created to inspire and give energetic and real-world strategies which lead to an exhilarating, authentic life full of empowerment and success.

Henry is a Certified Life Transformation Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Life Coach, TimeLine Coach & Trauma Release SpecialistClinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki I & II, and a recipient of top leadership and life coaching awards.

Resources:

MakeItHappen.Life

IG: @henryammar

IG @makeithappen.life

YouTube: MakeItHappen.Life

Making It Happen Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-it-happen-with-henry-ammar/id1313648725?mt=2

Lori’s Interview on Making It Happen:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/19-blissful-living-with-lori-harder/id1313648725?i=1000418692803&mt=2

 

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

Sep 6, 2018

Just a head’s up that today’s topic may be a touch overwhelming for some, but I don’t want anyone to get too worried, because when it comes to shifting and changing a person’s beliefs – it’s actually never-ending.

 

I’ve discovered recently just how important it is to take inventory of one’s tribe, aka the people who we’re spending the most time with. Keep in mind that this can be actual people, television, podcasts etc. I like to also call them reinforcers.

 

I want you to do a quick exercise and write down the following:

 

  1. List five people who you’re around the most.
  2. What is the main belief, habit or limiting belief or thing that they are reinforcing in your life?

 

When completed, review and determine if these habits and beliefs are reflecting back at you. Are they holding you back? Don’t panic if it’s not what you thought. I’m certainly not here to tell you who to hang out with and I certainly won’t tell you to ditch friends who aren’t “positive” enough. But I am telling you that you may want to load the other portions of your “plate” with more positive or up-leveling people. Crowd out your plate in a positive direction.

 

Maybe that means joining a new group or mastermind? Maybe it’s adding more podcasts, books or self-development events to your life. Whatever it is, just make sure to, “set up a life and tribe that reflects where you’re going and not where you’re at.”

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Taking a tribe inventory
  • Shifting and changing belief systems
  • Why we need more positive reinforcers in our lives

 

 

Resources:

 

Aligned Registration Opens soon. Sign up to be the first to know when and to receive a free training at BecomeAligned.com

 

Join Lori, Oprah Magazine’s staff and other thought leaders on the Oprah Magazine Cruise to the Bahamas | Oct. 28-Nov. 4!

 

Go here for details: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/cruise-ships/ms-nieuw-statendam/oprah-caribbean-adventure-of-your-life.html

 

Thrive Event | Sept. 14-16, 2018, Las Vegas

AttendThrive.com

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

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

Sep 3, 2018

Money doesn’t guarantee fulfillment and today’s guest, Patrice Washington, is hoping more women catch on. As an award-winning author, transformational speaker, hope-restoring coach, and media personality, she started her first 7-figure mortgage-brokering business with her husband before graduating college. Their business was wildly successful until the recession crashed and they lost everything.

Picking herself up after this experience, she realized that she had a lot of knowledge but needed to seek more wisdom. She dug deep and knew it was more important to chase her purpose – not money. She discovered that life is about so much more – relationships, your well-being and your faith to name a few. Recognizing the power of this discovery, she created the 6 Pillars of Redefining Wealth, and now teaches others how they can tie each pillar back to producing wealth – and stay true to who they’re called to be.

I had such a great time talking with Patrice – she is such a down-to-earth, purpose-driven woman who relies on faith and her own unique calling to help others find theirs as well. I hope this episode empowers you to break free from any limiting beliefs that you have about yourself and helps you step into your highest purpose and calling.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What were some things you took back from your recent trip to France?
  • Does the thought of working with your husband again scare you?
  • What is lighting you up right now in your life?
  • What is something you would say to someone who’s ignoring a redefining moment?
  • How do you trust? What do you rely on to push past fear?
  • What are the 6 Pillars of Redefining Wealth?
  • What’s something that helps build your faith foundation?
  • What mindset do you keep through the dark times?
  • What’s a message on your heart right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Patrice’s recent trip to France impacted her
  • How Patrice and her husband are merging their interests to work together
  • Being driven by purpose
  • The shift that happened in Patrice’s life after her and her husband lost their 7-figure business when the recession hit
  • The difference between knowledge and wisdom
  • Why Patrice initially started a blog
  • How Patrice broke out of the box she (and others) had put herself in
  • Why there’s more to money than budgets and credit reports
  • Patrice’s 6 Pillars of Redefining Wealth (Fit, People, Space, Faith, Work and Money)
  • Protecting the vessel needed to create the vision
  • Creating relationships that matter
  • The Redefining Wealth Podcast
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

 

“The purpose that we’re being called into is greater than any pain that will come with it.”

 

“Create a lane where you can be all you.”

 

“I’m committed to the vision but not attached to how I get there.”

 

“If it was done before, it can be done again.”

 

“Everything can go bad with money, but if your mind is in the right place, you can always rebuild.”

 

“You know who you used to be, so before you allow someone to take you back there, give yourself time.”

 

“You can decide to not decide anything until you’re ready to decide.”

 

“Choose peace powerfully.”

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Patrice Washington is an award-winning author, transformational speaker, hope-restoring coach, and media personality.

 

Patrice got her start as your favorite personal finance expert, “America’s Money Maven,” having tremendous success with her “mindset approach” to personal finance. She has since expanded her brand and mission, encouraging women to chase purpose, not money.

 

Patrice is committed to redefining the word “wealth,” using its original meaning, “well-being.” She encourages women to have “wealth” in all aspects of their lives by pursuing their purpose, being fulfilled, and earning more without ever chasing money. Through her teachings, Patrice empowers women to look at life through the lens of abundance and opportunity, instead of lack and scarcity.

 

As the founder of Redefining Wealth and The Earn More Money Movement for Women, Patrice has built a thriving community of high-achieving women committed to creating a powerful life vision – in their careers, home, health, and personal finances.  

Resources:

PatriceWashington.com

IG: @seekwisdompcw

The Redefining Wealth Podcast on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/redefining-wealth-with-patrice-washington/id1281824139?mt=2

Listen to Lori’s interview on The Redefining Wealth Podcast here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lori-harder-you-need-a-tribe/id1281824139?i=1000417911740&mt=2 

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

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