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Style Your Mind Podcast

Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by master life coach and bestselling personal development author Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a mega dose of inspiration.
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Jun 7, 2018

We need to talk about mental health. In light of the recent suicide of Kate Spade, and watching so many women (myself included) struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, and depression, it's time to talk about what happens behind the lip gloss and selfies. Behind the best seller lists and seven-figure incomes. In this episode, I'm vulnerably talking about my own personal boundaries and how I'm changing what I allow into my world, and sharing tips on how to prioritize your overall well being as a woman in business.

Pre-order my new book, Like She Owns the Place, here.

May 28, 2018

As someone who has struggled with her weight for most of her entire life (I joined weight watchers at 11 years old) I know what it feels like to have a completely dysfunctional relationship with food and with my body. After becoming a professional dieter, and losing and gaining weight like it was my job, I was done. Done beating myself up. Done starving. Done binging. Done putting the keys to my self-worth inside a pair of skinny jeans. I spent years reprogramming my brain and finding ways to accept myself for who I am and what I look like, regardless of what the number on the scale said. I immersed myself in the body positivity movement and it saved my sanity. I finally learned to love myself – fully. I felt better, like I could breathe again.

But at the same time, I knew I wasn't my fully being my best self if I was overweight, and on the road to putting myself at risk for disease. Not to mention, not feeling entirely confident in my skin. Yes, I loved myself. But I didn't love my reflection because I knew, deep down, it wasn't me. Being 100% honest here.

And then recently it hit me – you CAN be body positive. You CAN love your body. And STILL want it to be leaner, stronger, smaller, and healthier. You can love your body, and want to make it better.

I had made “weight loss” a dirty term because I thought wanting to lose weight meant you didn’t love yourself. And that’s completely untrue.

What a revelation.

And we all know a good revelation leads to a revolution…

In this episode, I'm sharing how I gained a completely NEW perspective on weight loss, and have already lost over 10 pounds in 3 weeks in the most positive, effortless way possible.

To join me on my new mindset and nutrition journey, click here. All the details for joining are listed in the bottom of that blog post. If you're in the US or UK, please email me and I will get you started.

May 7, 2018

I'm so thrilled to have one of my girl crushes, Lori Harder, on the podcast today! Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast, and her brand new book A Tribe Called Bliss comes out TOMORROW! (May 8).

In this raw and soul-filled chat, Lori shares with me the importance of building true female friendships, why we need tribe, and how to heal the pain of our pasts. We also talk about stepping into our full potential as women and the loneliness that sometimes comes with growth. This is one of my FAVORITE interviews, so be sure to tune in.

Be sure to grab Lori's book on Amazon or in book stores everywhere, and enter to win a FREE copy here: http://www.loriharder.com/freebook/

Find out if she's coming to a city near you on her book tour, and grab tickets to meet Lori here: https://www.loriharder.com/tribe-called-bliss/

Follow Lori on Instagram @LoriHarder

Apr 30, 2018

You know who I love to follow online? Grassroots girls who are doing business THEIR way. Girls running shit out of their bedrooms. Girls with an insatiable hunger for success, believing with every single ounce of their soul that their small business in their small town is WORTH it.

I don't follow the "big" coaches, public figures, or super popular entrepreneurs. I am alllll about the DIY hustle. I don't need to see fancy photo shoots at expensive hotels in faraway exotic lands. I wanna see you in your living room with your dog packing up makeup orders. I wanna see your selfies, in your workout clothes, helping others, in your little corner of the world.

Unknown. Underground. Girls with SICK potential and grit and glamour and an unfuckwithable drive. THAT is what inspires me. In this quick episode, I'm telling you why PROGRESS beats PERFECTION any day of the week. If you've been holding back because you don't feel you have "enough" to offer, then this episode is for you.

Apr 23, 2018

It's my birthday! As I enter my 38th year of life and my 10th year as a blogger-turned-coach-turned-author-turned self-empowered woman, I have a LOT on my mind. I've been thinking about how I want to continue showing up in the world. As a woman. As a business woman. As someone who has a lot of eyes on her, and a massive platform to express herself through and help women.

I'm going to admit something: I sometimes edit myself. I sometimes hold back on saying things I really want to say because I don't want to offend people. Or ruffle feathers. Know what's interesting? I NEVER did this in the beginning of my career. Because nobody was really paying attention. And if they weren’t paying attention, they weren’t judging. And if I wasn’t being judged I felt safe.

But as I've grown and become more of a public figure, I fell into the habit of biting my tongue. This isn't to say I haven't been real, but I've held back on expressing my thoughts at times because frankly, I just don't want to deal with people's reactions. I don't like negativity.

But I just can't go on muting myself because someone may have a problem with something I do or say. I can't risk MY truth because of someone else's response to it. In this episode, I'm digging into why we should all be unapologetically ourselves, why that doesn't mean we're being "bitches", and why we need to take some of the pressure off others who we admire.

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode, I'm breaking down how and why last week was my biggest week EVER in business. From the mindset shifts I made, to what I needed to let go of to make it happen, I'm letting you guys in for a behind-the-scenes look so that you can use some of these strategies to push yourself and cultivate your own success. I'm also sharing my perspective on why you shouldn't be scared to put yourself out there and sell your products and services and why it's really SO much easier than you think.

If you're an entrepreneur who has been in business for less than 5 years and you're still not experiencing the success you desire, consider joining my brand new masterclass: StyleYourMindForSuccess.com. I'm giving you 7 weeks of on-demand exclusive coaching in both audio and digital content that will help you make the mindset shifts necessary for reaching the next level in your business and in your life.

Apr 12, 2018

Ever wonder what its like to build your own public relations empire? I'm chatting with my girls Gwen Wunderlich and Dara Kaplan of WKC Communications about their rise to the top of their industry. How they leveraged their internships into careers, why saying YES is so important, how and when to negotiate your salary, and why Caesar salads and Chardonnay became the sign that they had "arrived." Grab another vanilla latte or a glass of bubbly and dive into this very special bonus episode!

Follow Gwen and Dara on Instagram at @WKCRocks
Learn more about their services on http://wkc.rocks/
Follow Gwen at @Gwenunder
Follow Dara at @DaraKaye

Apr 9, 2018

Spring has sprung! And there is no better time to take stock of your business than right now. The holidays are behind us, we’re coming out of our winter slumber mode, yet we’re ahead of the deep summer stagnancy. I find that not only am I excited and invigorated by the fresh energy of Spring, but my audience and clients are as well. It seems like everyone is ready for something new.

I love using the vibrant energy of Spring to look for ways to refresh my work, reinvent myself, increase productivity, and ascend to the next level in my business. In this episode, I’m sharing 9 powerful steps with you that I’ve created that you can use to “Spring Clean” your business.

Check out my blog for more on this!

Learn more about the Style Your Mind for Success Masterclass here

Apr 2, 2018

After the blockbuster success of my bestselling book, GIRL CODE: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, I heard loud and clear from my community that you craved more content and support around entrepreneurship. In this episode, I'm sharing my BIGGEST strategies and secrets for success as a female entrepreneur including why your energy is everything when it comes to attracting amazing opportunities and abundance, how to cultivate your confidence, step into your power as a business woman, and so much more. PLUS, I'm introducing you to my brand new coaching program, Style Your Mind for Success, and sharing some sneak peeks of the program, which is open for enrollment now. Go to StyleYourMindForSuccess.com to sign up!

Thank you to our sponsor, Princess Molly Bath & Beauty! Whether you work from home or in an office, play chauffeur or help the kids with homework, these ladies know how hectic your day can be and encourage you to take time for yourself and discover your inner princess through a luxurious bath. Their bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and other nourishing products are handmade at home (literally!) and can be found online at PrincessMollyBath.com. Use code SLAY for an exclusive discount for our listeners only!

 

Mar 26, 2018

Does the way you live align with the woman you want to be? The way we treat ourselves is a powerful conversation with the universe. In this episode, I'm sharing my personal strategies for stepping up and becoming the best version of you. And it’s not just fluffy motivation - have a note pad ready because I’m all about the action steps!

Mar 19, 2018

I'm chatting with self-proclaimed Productivity Alchemist Alexis Giostra (aka Miss Trenchcoat, as her online fans know her) about the power of acting "as if" and mentally embodying the woman you want to be before making any kind of change in your life. Alexis shares her personal story of how she lost 100 pounds by using meditation and powerful mantras to train her body to rid itself of excess weight and regulate itself into better health. Alexis also shares her views on becoming a "high value woman" and talks about the tips and tricks she uses in her life in business to achieve more and work less. This is a GOOD ONE ladies! Do NOT miss it!

About today's guest:

Alexis Giostra, also known as MissTrenchcoat all across the internet, is an online Entrepreneur who designs and sells digital productivity tools to help you Work Smarter, Not Harder. Through her YouTube channel with over 80k subscribers, her digital products, and her social media presence, Alexis teaches an unexpected approach to Productivity of Executing Less to Manifest More. You can check out more of her work online via her website: www.StrangeCharmed.com YouTube: youtube.com/MissTrenchcoat Shop: www.TheCharmedShop.com IG: instagram.com/MissTrenchcoat and follow the progress of her upcoming documentary www.ProductivityAlchemist.com 

Mar 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day! You ladies know I preach about the importance of supporting women every single day. I write about it in my books, I coach my clients on it, and I discuss it in my girl gang, the Slay Baby Collective. It's not just an annual holiday for me; I talk about it in television segments, on the radio, and on this podcast every single week. It’s my passion and my life’s work. On social media, one of the ways to promote this message and connect with other like-minded women is to use hashtags like #girlpower, #womenempoweringwomen, and #endgirlhate, to name a few. If you’ve searched these tags, you’ve probably seen more and more accounts popping up lately with the same message. And it’s not just Instagram that’s making girl power so cool lately. Pins, patches, and tee shirts available at major retailers like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales with cutesy terms like “Girl Gang” are popping up everywhere. But the question is, are women really practicing what they post, and wear? And will they practice it beyond a few months of pretty quotes on social media and a sweatshirt from Wildfox? I ask this, not because I’m doubtful. If anything, I’m hopeful. I think it’s wonderful that women are seeing the importance of getting behind each other. But I want to encourage all of us to check in with ourselves and make sure we’re taking these terms and applying them to our lives and our careers.

Grab my coaching workbook and lifestyle guide, Style Your Mind, here.

Mar 5, 2018

If you don't think your health is seriously affected by your happiness, think again! I'm sharing a personal story about how my nails (that were once thin, broken nubs) grew long and strong as soon as I upgraded my happiness level. Plus, a ton of research that proves that good health and wellness can be achieved in ways we may not realize.

Thank you to our sponsor, Sarah Order!

Sober as F***: The Workbook is a 28-day Workbook and Journal to help you understand and navigate your relationship with alcohol. It is not only for those who wish to be sober, but for anyone who wants to take a look at and better understand the role alcohol plays in their life. It is available on Amazon now, or check out sarahordo.com for more information

Mar 1, 2018
In today's episode I'm sharing why I was so pissed at Kim Kardashian this morning, and how I snap myself out of being a hater and remove myself from toxic conversations and gossip. This chat is filled with tips on how to stay in a positive mindset even when it's tempting to be a moody B! Because life is too short to be anything but happy and positive. I got you, girl. 

HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Haylee Powers of Bad Bitch Branding! Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifying your brand strategy so that you can rise above the noise, Let go of the confusion, and overwhelm bogging your brand down, then you have got to connect with my girl Haylee Powers from Bad Bitch Branding. Be seen by your ideal customer and bring in the money with the Bad Bitch Branding Coaching Program...It is time to elevate your brand strategy and design, bitches. Go to www.badbitchbranding.com/slay and schedule a free intro call with Haylee Powers, mention this podcast and receive an EXTRA coaching call added into the program you choose.

Feb 28, 2018

If you've ever dreamed of self-publishing your own book but have NO idea where to begin, then you are going to find so much value in this episode. Meet my brother, Mike! Mike is an author, editor and self-publishing concierge. He shares his personal story about how he made his own writing dreams come true after leaving his corporate career at Google, and he now writes novels for a living and helps others get their books out there. Tune into our chat and get some tips and learn more about his insight and services, which include cover design, book layout, editing, helping you navigate the wild world of Amazon, and more.

Find Mike at:  http://michaelalwill.com/concierge
 
Follow him on Instagram: http://instagram.com/michaelalwill
 
Find his books on Amazon at: http://amazon.com/author/michaelalwill
Feb 28, 2018

I'm back with another Ask Me Anything episode (yay!) I'm tackling all your questions around life and business including how to start over when you want to change everything, how to find a supportive partner, what it's like to evolve when those around you aren't, how and why you should do your OWN thing in business, and so much more.

Feb 24, 2018

One of my longtime blog readers just interviewed me for her podcast and I just had to share it with you ladies. Jillian has been reading my work for a decade (!!) and she asked if she could chat with me about life, entrepreneurship, spirituality, and more. We had such a great time catching up and I know you ladies are going to love this one. Grab a glass of wine or pour a cup of tea and get ready to join this power chat!

Feb 24, 2018

If you struggle with not knowing when or how to start, this episode is for you! A powerful quickie to get your butt in gear. XO

Feb 15, 2018

I'm so excited for today's guest! You may know Marisa Ravel as the genius behind the 80's and 90's pop culture inspired fashion and accessories line LASER KITTEN. I've been a fan of her work for a few years now and have quite the collection of her pins and mugs (David Bowie and Prince riding on a unicorn together?! Yes please). I've watched Marisa build her business with so much passion and creativity and after seeing her most recent collaboration with Forever 21, I was so inspired that I reached out and invited her on the show. Join us for this #BabeChat where we talk all things glitter, nostalgia, and what it's like to fearlessly build an empire.

Connect with Marisa here:

@LaserKitten on Instagram

www.LaserKitten.com to shop online

and check out her brand new clothing line in Forever 21 stores across the U.S.!

Feb 13, 2018

I recently sat down with Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential and her husband, Michael Bosstick when they were visiting New York City for an interview on their podcast. We chatted all about entrepreneurship: specifically money mindset, side hustling, the importance of community, adding value, and more. I really think you guys are going to LOVE this conversation, so I knew I had to feature it here so you didn't miss out. Enjoy!

Feb 6, 2018
I'm so excited to bring you this episode from my NEW place! This big move got me thinking about change and how important it is to change our lives in both small and big ways. If you've been feeling stagnant or stuck in a rut, this episode is for you. I'm helping you find ways to change NOW so you can shake things up and start feeling inspired. Because adventure does not have an age limit.
 

THANK YOU to our sponsor, Shelby from The Unpolished!

Through her work at The Unpolished, Shelby breaks down a lot of misconceptions about self-love and are holding us back, and helps you build a foundation that you can depend on. Shelby has several offerings on self-love, including her signature Foundations course, the Self Love Letters, and Individual Coaching, all of which you can find on her website, the-unpolished.com. And because she’s so passionate about bringing this work to our listeners, she’s offering FREE access to three of her self-love trainings when you join her Facebook group, also called The Unpolished, and even more special exclusive Style Your Mind offers that you can find there as well. These complimentary trainings on Self Love and Entrepreneurship, Self Love and Social Media, and Self Love and Investment really address the way we live our everyday lives and how we can benefit both ourselves and those around us by coming from a place of self-love. Check out Shelby at the-unpolished.com to learn more and tell her you heard her on the Style Your Mind podcast, and don't forget to find her on social media at the.unpolished!

 

Feb 1, 2018

Empowering women means paying them too. Brands and organizations with "no budget" are going to find themselves with "no influencers" and "no talent" to promote their products and speak at their events. In this episode, I'm helping you develop the confidence and strategies to ask for what you deserve, negotiate brand partnerships, get paid for speaking engagements, and more.

Thank you to our sponsor, Haylee Powers of Bad Bitch Branding!

Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifying your brand strategy so that you can rise above the noise, Let go of the confusion, and overwhelm bogging your brand down, then you have got to connect with my girl Haylee Powers from Bad Bitch Branding. Be seen by your ideal customer and bring in the money with the Bad Bitch Branding Coaching Program...It is time to elevate your brand strategy and design, bitches. Go to www.badbitchbranding.com/slay and schedule a free intro call with Haylee Powers, mention this podcast and receive an EXTRA coaching call added into the program you choose.

Jan 31, 2018

In the words of Bowie, "Ch-ch-ch-changes!" I'm moving! We're headed from Brooklyn to Manhattan, but what about Champagne Diet HQ!? In this quick update, I'm giving the scoop on what's happening to my studio space and why it's so important to follow your gut and pivot when necessary.

Jan 29, 2018
I'm back with a life update (yay!), plus all your questions answered! How I balance my marriage with my career, my thoughts on whether or not blogging is still "in," how to truly connect with other entrepreneurs when you're beginning your career, how to get over your fear of public speaking, and a LOT more. From boss tips to mindset advice, this episode is jam-packed with goodness. ENJOY!
 
Thank you to our sponsor, Bad Bitch Branding!

Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifying your brand strategy so that you can rise above the noise, Let go of the confusion, and overwhelm bogging your brand down, then you have got to connect with my girl Haylee Powers from Bad Bitch Branding. Be seen by your ideal customer and bring in the money with the Bad Bitch Branding Coaching Program...It is time to elevate your brand strategy and design, bitches.


Go to www.badbitchbranding.com/slay and schedule a free intro call with Haylee Powers, mention this podcast and receive an EXTRA coaching call added into the program you choose.

Jan 26, 2018
I am ALL about the UPGRADE right now - in every area of life. In this episode, I'm talking about what comes up when we start to ascend to the next phase of our evolution. What happens when we create new standards for ourselves and our lives? What happens when we decide we're not available for anything less than amazing? From outside reactions, to our own internal resistance, let's dig into all of it and shift your mindset so that nothing gets in the way of you living your most incredible life.

Thank you to our sponsor, Coach Cheryl Thacker!

Alright ladies, are you coaching as a side gig and want to transition it into a full-time gig? Or maybe you’ve been coaching with no system or plan in place and don’t know how to get your business organized and running? I’m excited to tell you about the Successful Coaches “Master Your Coaching Buisness” Bootcamp! This  12-week small group program was designed by Cheryl Thacker - MY personal coach and instructor at World Coach Institute where I studied to be a life coach. Cheryl has designed to help you create a comprehensive business plan and structure that you will have confidence in and be able to easily implement. It’s designed for coaches who know that the best way to build your business is to get clear on the day to day actions you must commit to and act on to build a real sustainable business. Her pilot program launches Feb 4 with a HUGE discount! So Go check out all the details at SuccessfulCoaches.com
 
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