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 bestselling personal development author and entrepreneur 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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Nov 13, 2017

If you're an entrepreneur or aspiring one, I'm dropping tons of tips for you on how to get smarter about your online marketing, social media strategy, and why public speaking is not as scary as we make it out to be.

Big thank you to our sponsors!

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Nov 10, 2017

I'm answering all your burning questions once again! We're talking about how to handle rejection, tips for resetting and recharging, why you must be your own permission slip, how to start when you have a million ideas, where I shop (this is a popular question believe it or not!) + style tips and so much more. I love you guys!

HUGE thank you to our sponsors!

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Nov 9, 2017

It's time for another Ask me Anything! Your questions, answered. We're covering everything from how to know what your life's purpose is (do we even have just one?), how to confidently ask for money in your business (b*tch better have my money!), to dealing with a boyfriend or spouse who just isn't keeping up with your ambition, to knowing whether or not you may be OD'ing on self-help (yes, it's totally possible!)

HUGE thank you to this episode's sponsor, Life + Business Coach Desiree W! If you're a side-hustler, don't miss out on Dez's brand new 4-month mastermind. She's offering our listeners only 40% off on the program. Sign up and get the details and discount here:

Nov 2, 2017

A quick personal story about learning to let go and step out of my comfort zone. Have you attached yourself to control for too long? This episode will inspire you to shed those layers and give yourself the space to bloom. Because we all know that nothing fabulous happens inside of a comfort zone.

Check out STRIPPED, my book of poetry and inspired writings for the evolving woman on Amazon.

Oct 23, 2017

I used to haaaate working out, and I found that any time I tried eating healthier it felt like a chore. But a few years ago, everything changed for me. I've been able to reprogram my mind and not only get motivated and excited to live a healthier lifestyle, but know exactly how to get back on the wagon when I fall off (because we all fall off). If you're looking for tips on getting and staying inspired to exercise and treat your body well, then this episode is for you. We'll explore the mind/body connection and how powerful it is to recognize the other benefits of living better beyond weight loss or looking more toned. I know this chat will push you to start demanding more for yourself, and do it all from a place of love and self-compassion!

Thank you to our sponsor, Desiree Wiercyski!

Visit for an exclusive offer just for us! When you sign up for Dez's list, you'll get instant access to her custom quiz, What Kind of Boss Babe Are You?, plus a video training on 3 simple ways to manage your anxiety when you're crazy stressed, and a workbook called Essential Morning Plans for Anyone Who Hates Mornings.

Oct 18, 2017

How many times have you accepted a lower salary, taken less than you deserved, or been afraid to assert yourself to ask for what you want? Not after this episode, baby! I am going to show you how to start valuing yourself and get exactly what you want and need in your life and your career. This episode is packed with personal stories and actionable tips so you can start raising your standards, confidently ask for what you want, and begin honoring your desires.


  1. They confidently ask for what they want
  2. They listen to their gut + trust themselves
  3. They don't seek the approval of others
  4. They don't make decision in a low vibration
  5. They don't do things out of desperation
  6. They move forward even if nobody understands their vision
  7. They do not make excuses for themselves or anyone else
  8. They don't allow their past to define their future
  9. They don't put their happiness in the hands of someone else
  10. They don't determine their success based on external wins or accomplishments

Thank you to our sponsor, Rich Bitch podcast!

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Oct 15, 2017
I'm answering all your questions again in this jam-packed episode! Tons of tips here for female entrepreneurs on staying in a creative flow, elevating your brand, how to grow your Instagram naturally, how I finance my business, and how I come up with brand new ideas. Be sure to listen with a notebook because I'm BRINGING IT!

Thank you to our sponsor, LOHO!
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Oct 8, 2017

Has anyone ever told you to be more realistic? Well I've got news for you: reality is completely different for everyone. And nobody has the right to tell you what yours should look like! For years, people told me I was living in a dream world and guess what? I am! And it's fabulous. When I look around at my life, it looks totally different than most people's, but it's real for me. And your fantasy world can be real for you, too.

In this episode, I am giving you my personal step-by-step guide to dreaming BIG and embodying the woman you want to be.

This episode's POWER MANTRA:

"My thoughts create my reality. And my reality can be as fabulous as I choose."

Thank you to our sponsors!

Melissa Leger, coach, relationship expert, and creator of Gumball Love

Get on Melissa's VIP list at and sign up for her next workshop beginning THIS WEEK! The last day to register is October 11. Melissa will teach you how to transform your life and business by finally getting the courage to break up, get over your ex, and be happily single (or in a healthy relationship!) living your BEST life so you can ultimately attract the right guys and the right people.


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Oct 4, 2017

Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel awesome? Everything feels in flow, you feel clear, energized, ideas are flowing, you feel creative and just in the zone? That is what it means to be in a high vibe. It’s basically that feeling where you believe EVERYTHING is possible and nothing can get in your way. (I love those days!)

On the flip side, there’s that state of being in a LOW vibration. That’s where you feel stuck, frustrated, jealous, BROKE, drained. All those crappy feelings that NOBODY has time for.

If you’ve struggled with getting into that HIGH VIBE state, there are some ways you can shift your energy instantly so that you can feel fabulous and start attracting amazing things into your life and I'm sharing them all in this episode.

I'm also sharing a personal story about how I shifted my vibration before leaving my full-time job to pursue my dreams. Because I do not believe we can live our best lives while we're in a low vibration. All change starts with our ENERGY.


POWER QUOTES from this episode:

"You have every opportunity in every moment of every day to choose a high vibration."

"What we attract is a direct reflection of our energetic state."


This episode's MANTRA:

"My natural vibration is of joy, clarity, energy and love. I redirect any thoughts that do not serve my highest self."


THANK YOU to our sponsor!

Melissa Leger, coach, relationship expert + creator of Gumball Love

Get on Melissa’s VIP list at to learn more about her work and sign up for her next Academy (the next and final one of the year begins next week, October 11th!) Melissa will teach you to transform your life and business by finally getting the courage to break up, get over your ex, and be happily single living your BEST life so you can ultimately attract the right guy and the right people.

Sep 30, 2017

Most of us learned from a young age to equate success with money and power. We hold high-powered CEOs, rich entrepreneurs and celebrities on pedestals, assuming that because they are “successful,” they have it all. We click through their Instagram feeds in awe, we binge-watch their reality television shows, and we spend our hard-earned money to see them speak and perform. But do we ever wonder if they are actually HAPPY?

I invite you to redefine success with me today. I invite you to acknowledge that SUCCESS IS A STATE OF MIND. Something we all have access to. Something we can choose to tap into. And in this episode, I'm showing you how.

Power quotes from this episode:

"When we operate from a place of power, we understand that if we believe we are successful, then we are."

"I invite you to acknowledge that success is a state of mind and it is something we all have access to."

Grab the Style Your Mind workbook here:

Sep 26, 2017

Have you ever found yourself clicking around on Instagram or Facebook innocently enough, looking for “inspiration” – only to find yourself feeling totally consumed by someone else's life or business? I know its happened to me, and its happened to pretty much EVERY single woman I know.

In this episode, I'm giving you actionable tips for how to get out of "compare and despair" mode, elevate your thinking, and stop thinking about what SHE'S got and start focusing on what YOU have.

Power quotes from this episode:

"One of the most common qualities of the evolved woman, as I love to call her, is that she does not allow feelings of comparison to swallow her whole."

"When you have mastered yourself, you naturally celebrate another woman: her beauty, her success, and her accomplishments."

"When you stand in your own power, competition dissolves."


Sep 26, 2017

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining who we are” - Oprah.

When we release something from our lives, we allow ourselves to detach from thoughts, feelings, people, and situations that are no longer meant to take up space. Whether it’s a relationship that has run its course, or a job that is no longer a fit for you, or a home you once lived in, we must let go of these things to invite the new. We must let go of the past in order to evolve. And as I always say, an evolving mind is a healthy mind. In this episode, I'm giving you actionable tools on how to let go and start enjoying the next phase of your life.

Sep 23, 2017

Are you goal-obsessed? Do you spend more time writing things down and planning things out rather than actually doing them? In this episode, I'm talking about why I feel the personal development world has it backwards. Get ready for a brand new take on an intuitive, blissful way to work and feel aligned with what means the most to you.

Sep 13, 2017

Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men. If you've been there, you're not alone sister. I struggled with anxiety for years, and in this episode I dive into my personal journey and how I used (and STILL use) behavioral therapy to manage it. If you've ever experienced an anxiety attack or overwhelming feelings of stress or panic, this episode will provide some tips and advice on how to work through them. And remember, there is no shame in seeking professional help for your mental health and wellness. If you need help, please get it.

Sep 9, 2017

We've all been there...waking up with a hangover and feeling totally unmotivated and guilty. Here's how to cure it. Plus, advice on how to create your own "lightning bolt moment" and get out of any kind of funk you may find yourself in.

Aug 30, 2017

Ever wonder what it's like to pick out outfits for rock stars? We're continuing with Women Who Rock week with celebrity stylist and author of "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Payton Dale. We talked about fashion and music, and SO much more including body image, saying yes to everything (and figuring it out afterwards), the importance of a girl gang, and why its so rewarding to be a rebel in your industry.

Connect with Payton: @ThePaytonProject

Check out her book, "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" on Amazon

Aug 30, 2017

Ever meet those girls who just GET IT? That's JoJamie Hahr. She is the Vice President of Marketing at BBR Music Group based in Nashville, TN. We chatted about the importance of relentlessly working toward your dreams, why taking a risk always pays off, and why women should be able to be, look, do, and SAY whatever they want in business. Ever feel like you need to shrink yourself as you get older? Not after this conversation. Buckle up babes, this is a GOOD one!

Connect with JoJamie:
Instagram: @JoJamie + @JoJamieInstaFashionGram
BBR Music Group:

Aug 29, 2017

In this episode, I sat down with Lindsay Ell to talk about her 8 year journey into the music industry, what it was like to move from Canada to Nashville, why "impossible" is not a word in her vocabulary, why she believes being vulnerable is the secret to success and SO MUCH MORE. We're bringing serious advice and girl power in this babe chat. Enjoy!

Connect with Lindsay on Instagram and Twitter @LindsayEll
Check out her new album #TheProject out now!

Aug 27, 2017

Welcome to WOMEN WHO ROCK week! I'm sitting down with some of my favorite ladies of the music industry this week for a peek into their glittering, glorious worlds. First up is my friend Dana Distortion, a music photographer and film maker based in NYC who has photographed high profile artists like Madonna, Prince, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Metallica, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and so many more. Her incredible work captures the energy and essences of these artists (check it all out at and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Brooklyn Vegan, and many other worldwide publications. We talk about creating your dream job, keeping a positive attitude, and why her personal mantra is "Just f*cking do it."

Connect with Dana

Instagram: @DanaDistortion

Her photography:

Her clothing line:

Aug 25, 2017

I always ask what you guys want to hear on the show, and this topic consistently comes up. In this episode, I address a health coach who personally reached out to me for help in building her clientele. No matter what business you're in, I'm sharing my advice on how to get clients when you're just starting out. I share my own personal story and how I began, and also give you actionable tips you can start working on RIGHT NOW to make it happen!

Aug 25, 2017

It's pretty safe to say we've all sabotaged ourselves at least once before. But why the hell do we do it? In this episode, I'm answering a listener question and diving into the psychology of self-sabotage. I'm also sharing some of my tried-and-true tips for getting out of that cycle and making things happen for yourself - fearlessly. To check out my book that I reference in this episode, click here.

Aug 24, 2017

I discovered the power of mantras and affirmations when I first read The Secret about eight years ago. As a word lover, I was so excited to learn how to choose words with intention to literally design my life. Ever since, I have created mantras for myself almost daily to remind me that I am in control of how I want to feel, and I am in control the way I want to live my life. It sounds simple, but we really do choose our thoughts, which ultimately shape the direction of our lives. In this episode, I'm sharing a few of my favorites and reminding you to think about what you're available for in your life. Enjoy!

Aug 14, 2017

In this episode, Cara talks about why it's so important to cut the filters and ditch the facades and just be REAL! She shares two inspiring, personal stories about vulnerability and why being ourselves is our best kept secret.

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Jul 31, 2017

In this episode, Cara talks about why we shouldn't shove our bad moods under the rug and why its so important to feel our feelings. A breakdown can lead to a breakthrough if you let it!

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Jul 25, 2017

In this episode, Cara shares some of her "success rituals" for living your best life and designing your environment to feel chic, inspiring, and gorgeous. From your home, to your office, she believes that a beautiful space and a few simple lifestyle tips can elevate your vibe and help you feel incredible.

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