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Taking The Next Step With Linda Clay

In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety I chat with mentor and coach Linda Clay from LindaMClay.com. After I first came across Linda’s website I was completely floored by her life story. When I reached out to her about doing an episode of the podcast I was really nervous that she wouldn’t want to discuss some of the personal things she’d been through that have made her the amazing person that she is Linda was so open and honest and willing to discuss some of the darkest chapters of her life with me and I’m so excited to share this with you I got so much out of my conversation with Linda and I definitely hope to have her on the podcast again soon. this episode we talked about how her how her parents depression-era mentality taught her to keep moving forward when things got tough the hardest year of her life and how she turned into a mentor and coach. 

Taking The Next Step With Linda Clay

In this episode:

  • We talked about how her parents depression-era mentality taught her to keep moving forward when things got tough
  • The hardest year of her life and how she got came out of depression
  • The path she took to become the mentor and coach she is today.
  • Her advice for women wanting to change their lives.

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Interview with Coach and Mentor Linda M Clay

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Join the challenge mentioned in the episode: Stepping Back Into YOU 5 Day Challenge

Starts October 23rd
In this challenge you will:
  • Get clear on your blockages
  • Get clarity about yourself and where you want to go
  • Gain confidence
  • Bring your passions to the surface
  • Begin the steps to create a life/business of your design
  • Breakthrough through the paradigms
Dive in and let your ME shine!

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Crushing Anxiety With Lindsey Aleson From Blog Me Lovely

This week I’m excited to share with you an interview with Lindsey Aleson from Blog Me Lovely.  Lindsey is a graphic designer and tech strategist for female infoprenuers.  This interview was so much fun. It was actually my first interview with another blogger/ online service provider for the podcast so I hope you enjoy it. I have to say one of my favorite things about this episode is that Lindsey is super real about where she’s at in her business and very transparent.

In this episode:

  • Lindsey tells the story of how being in the wrong position was physically making her sick and how she took the leap to go full-time with her business.
  • The advice she thinks everyone online needs to hear and understand.
  • Lindsey shares her favorite tools for staying organized and creating great work.
  • How Lindsey unwinds and what she recommends other online business owners do to stay healthy and sane.

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Her Facebook Group: The Lovely Entrepreneur Society

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Tools Lindsey Loves:

Google Drive

Adobe Creative Suite

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October 2017 Goals

As quickly as it came, it went away. That is my “nostalgic” old-timey movie way of saying September is over! This month was busy but also felt very stagnant. I mean I got a lot of work done but part of me just felt like I was waiting for something to happen or for a certain date to start things and as someone who gets bored easy I am not a fan of that feeling. I have started working on things I’m so excited about and am slowly dropping them out into the world.  So here is what happened in September.

September 2017 Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read 3 books this month

Done!

How to Het Run Over by a Truck: A Memoir by Katie McKenna

This book was amazing. Based on a true story, Katie talks about the way her entire life changed after she was run over by a truck while on a bike ride. It made me laugh and cry. Katie’s situation may not be relatable to many but Katie herself certainly is. Going from a normal 20-something to a full-time hospital patient who can’t walk or even go to the bathroom by herself is mind-blowing. Katie is funny, honest and so strong. I really recommend this book.

Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest American Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz

This is also another true story (I guess I was on a kick this month). While the story was well written it was a little tedious to take in. The story didn’t really start until around the 3rd chapter. The writer was trying to set the stage but it seemed like it droned on and on. For the most part, it seemed like an unbiased account but after reading the entire book I have some idea on the side the writer leaned more towards.  Decent book would have been a better movie with all the action and descriptive visuals.

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of The Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright

Based on true stories of love and loss. I wanted to like this book but most of the stories didn’t strike my fancy. Some sad and other just messy disorganized accounts of history. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • Do at least one activity a week for myself that isn’t work-related.

Because I believe in full disclosure it seemed like I traded work for weddings. No, I’m not getting married but all my friends are this year it seems. So it’s been bridal showers, bachelorette parties, etc. Therapy has actually been my saving grace, although I only go twice a month now. 

  • Do my gratitude/goal journal at least 5 days a week if not 7.

I still haven’t been totally in the mood for this but I’ve been doing it but there are days when I just don’t want to and I don’t. Not because I’m not grateful or have met all my goals but because it actually made me feel more stress and less accomplished and that is the opposite of the reason I started doing it. 

  • Do daily affirmations.

I’ve officially made my daily affirmations apart of my night time gratitude/goals routine instead of doing it in the morning. However, this has been way more important to me. It has been motivational and centering. 

  • Meditate every day.

I have embraced the 5-minute meditation. Some days I go longer but either way it’s important for me. 

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 590 Facebook page likes

605! 

  • Have 3900 Twitter Followers

3907! 

  • Have 1310 Instagram Followers

1329! 

  • Have 1255 Pinterest Followers

1305! 

  • Post at least 5 times this month

Yes!

September 2017 Goals 

Top 10 Tips For Getting Organized As A Solopreneur

5 Signs You Need a Productivity Coach

How I Ended Up Doing The Online Business Thing

Getting Visual With Viraltag

And a guest post on Uniquely Women: How to Have A Successful Blog While Working Full-Time

  • Post at 4 new episodes of Creatives Crushing Anxiety

I did three episodes in September. But I did record two amazing interviews that haven’t been published but are in the hopper and I CANNOT wait to share.

Health and Fitness

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.

Yasss! I know people aren’t supposed to comment on other people’s weight but I’ll be honest it feels amazing when the people I love tell me I look great! Aside from trying to stay healthy, I save so much money eating at home and with all the traveling for the different wedding events, it’s been important to save money where I can. 

  • Workout

I’ve been trying new things. I even got out and played some real sports this month. I’ll also admit that the first week of the year I had a HORRIBLE back spasm, like the worst one in over a year (I had a bad accident when I was 21 and because of the accident my back still flares up from time to time). So I was in mind-numbing pain for a few days and my back is still a little locked up but movement helps.

Overall September was an eye-opening month, to say the least. But I am still doing the damn thing as the kids say.

October 2017 Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read 3 books this month
  • Do at least one activity a week for myself that isn’t work-related.
  • Do my gratitude/goal journal at least 5 days a week if not 7.
  • Do daily affirmations.
  • Meditate every day.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 610 Facebook page likes
  • Have 3950 Twitter Followers
  • Have 1350 Instagram Followers
  • Have 1325 Pinterest Followers
  • Post at least 5 times this month
  • Post at 4 new episodes of Creatives Crushing Anxiety

Health and Fitness

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.
  • Do yoga two times a week.
  • Go on a walk once a week after work and once

So the quarter is over. What big things are you planning to close the year out strong? How did your September/Quarter 3 go? Let me know in the comments.