17 – S2:E8 – The Blessings Butterfly Spreads Her Wings

Today Nicole interviews Michelle about the evolution of her business, The Blessings Butterfly, and how she took it from an e-book of affirmations to personal coaching.

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Show Notes:

**Betty Rubble giggles sprinkled throughout**

Remember long-distance phone calls? The Sparklettes do. #00:01:12.6#

Ripples and rocks. #00:01:44.8#

Nurturing your people who have been in battle for a long time. #00:03:16.9#

Glimmer, sparkly shine, shimmer — and following it! #00:04:09.3#

The Blessings Butterfly book of affirmations: maybe some one else will get a little sparkle out of it, too. #00:05:10.2# https://www.amazon.com/Blessings-Butterfly-Daily-Affirmations-Feed-ebook/dp/B0129VECEM 

You’ve been changing so much, I’m sorry I’ve been a dick to you! #00:06:12.1#

The shiny thing keeps getting bigger and bigger!  #00:06:48.3#

It has to be a process and a journey, that’s what’s so meaningful about it. #00:07:42.7#

We will figure out how to not hate ourselves, and do one nice thing each day. #00:08:14.6#

“This is fierce and it’s staying!” #00:09:43.9#

Is this shiny thing a diamond? A mirror? A fire? #00:10:13.7#

Michelle’s goal: helping other people to find their power, use their voices, stand on their feet firmly, and not be afraid of the thing they’re facing down. #00:11:50.1#

Put your pebble in the pond. #00:12:30.9#

I am tasting the goodness; I want everyone else to have that opportunity. #00:13:25.6#

I want other people to look in the mirror and say God dammit, I DO belong here! #00:13:37.9#

THIS pushed the boulder out of my way.#00:16:31.2#

Tattoo it onto your heart. #00:17:25.2#

Coming through to the bright shiny thing was a BIG RISK. #00:18:34.3#

Michelle confesses: I have a ridiculously sunny personality. #00:18:55.8#

I’ll hold my arms out to you and say come on. #00:19:44.4#

I have a cheerleader in me. #00:19:54.3#

Nicole chimes in, “you are very stubborn.” #00:20:53.0#

Michelle will lovingly sit with you and hear your shit, and call you on it, in the most loving and sunshiny way. #00:22:07.4#

I’ve done the thing and I can help you do the thing, too. #00:23:08.5#

Two ways you can work with The Blessings Butterfly — that’s Michelle! #00:24:01.9#

A little spot shine where you dip your toe in, or go deep: intense premium level 1-on-1 for 6 weeks. #00:24:28.5#  #00:24:27.6#

We can go longer, too, but I have limited space. #00:24:34.6#

Warning: adult content – LOL

If people are ready to go deep, go hard, go long.  #00:25:23.5#

I will be one on one with you. #00:25:43.8#

The Cocoon is a great place to explore self-love. #00:26:17.2#

Hit me up! #00:27:28.9#

Let’s chase down some dreams together! Wheee! #00:28:19.4#

Cousins but also chosen family! #00:28:43.1#

Being in Michelle’s orbit has changed Nicole’s life! She can’t wait to see what kind of kickassery is going to happen when Michelle works with other people. #00:29:36.4#

Evolution is okay. #00:31:15.6# 

Cats get in boxes, but they don’t stay there. #00:31:32.8#

We are the same as cats. #00:31:44.7#

It’s okay to explore a beautiful shiny iceberg. #00:32:27.5#

Bravery, courage, stubbornness, and curiosity. #00:33:14.1#

Michelle’s missionary positions. #00:34:05.8#

She’s been places that seemed scary and uncertain. #00:34:05.1#

Beyond the fear is this incredible experience. #00:34:30.1#

Building homes for the homeless, working with AIDS orphans and widows, community-building, working with underground churches. #00:35:05.1#

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Launching the WE Care initiative in Masii, Kenya

 

Places that seem so out of reach to us in the States, where everything seems so safe and secure and convenient. #00:35:25.5#  #00:36:22.7#

She ain’t scurred. #00:36:27.3#

Continue this conversation at The Sparkle Hour.com, or come on over to Facebook and chime in! #00:39:58.0#

If you can see yourself as a guest and have a story about sparkling some shit out, reach out! #00:40:13.7#

Resources:

You can follow Michelle on her social media channels:  Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

To work with Michelle and see what she has to offer, visit her website: www.theblessingsbutterfly.com

Special thanks to Angela of Angela Todd Transcription Services for her help with our show notes.

16 – S2:E7 – Artist & Design Coach, Jessica Barnak

Today Nicole and Michelle chat with special guest Jessica Barnak. After 12 years spent as a newborn photographer, and 3 years as an interior decorator, at the heart of everything Jessica is an artist in everything she does. She has mastered the technique of being an entrepreneur and has a fearless approach to life and the paths that present themselves. As the mother of two daughters with cystic fibrosis, Jessica has a unique perspective and visceral understanding that life truly is fleeting and there’s no time for fear.

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Show Notes:

Jessica Barnak, an artist in everything she does! #00:01:59.4#

Jessica’s two daughters have Cystic Fibrosis. #00:02:25.5#

Jessica’s favorite curse word: NSFW and the kid version. #00:03:13.8#

If you’re offended by language, take a different train. #00:03:58.7#

She spoke; it happened. She remade herself. #00:06:44.6#

Creating an intentional relationship with your space? Mindfulness interior design. #00:07:25.0# #00:07:44.7#

Designing healing homes — how do YOU want to feel when you walk in? Start with the emotion. #00:09:39.4#

Cookie cutter design might get you a punch in the throat! #00:10:33.4#

Work spaces don’t support your creativity. #00:12:54.2#

Women especially don’t give themselves permission for color #00:13:28.4#

Jessica’s personal development takes shape in her businesses. #00:14:47.3#

Serial entrepreneur. #00:14:53.1#

Jessica worked to reintegrate pedophiles in Texas prisons. #00:15:58.1#

Quitting! Then parenting drove her back into the work force. #00:17:18.6#

Photography. Then taking interior decorating on the road. #00:19:24.0# #00:20:50.7#

“My daughters have 40 years. I don’t have time to waste to be a role model for them. So they don’t spend their precious years floundering.” #00:21:35.2#

“We are not afraid of our children dying. This is their journey.” #00:22:26.5#

Jessica’s trick about mindset is to STOP and… #00:23:58.4#

Even her kids parrot it back to her! #00:25:16.8#

And the kids are starting to say it to their friends — nice ripple! #00:27:03.8#

Moving from welfare to what you want. #00:28:48.1#

Sparklettes = laughter and beauty and kindness and curse words and amazing femininity. #00:30:04.6#

Light workers and pixie dust. #00:30:16.0#

Jessica’s Sparkle Hour inspires bits of gratitude falling from Michelle’s face. #00:31:16.0#

She can tell she has sparkled some shit out when people leave her feeling… #00:31:33.9#

Catastrophic nose makeup — it’s a distraction! #00:32:27.8#

Never travel to the same place twice. #00:33:39.2#

SNARKLE! #00:34:39.9#

Coming up for Jessica: designing is on the wane, more helping female entrepreneurs get their shit together. Beautiful assistance for amazing women. #00:35:30.0#

! #00:35:52.0#

Jessica wants to change the name of this show. #00:39:09.8#

 

Resources:

You can find more and work with Jessica at : www.jessicabarnak.com

Follow Jessica on Instagram : @revivinghome and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/revivinghome/

Special thanks to Angela of Angela Todd Transcription Services for her help with our show notes.

15 – S2:E6 – Website Developer & Podcaster Liza Wilde Blends Art, Tech, and Inspiration

Michelle & Nicole interview Liza Wilde, a super tech-savvy website developer and co-host of the Do It Scared podcast and learn more about what it means to be a multi-passionate, extroverted introvert. 

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Liza Wilde

Show Notes:

We are all fur mamas #00:01:10.8#

Liza moved a lot and taught herself to code at age 13 –out of boredom! #00:02:03.2#

She works full time with educational institutions and nonprofits. #00:03:44.7#

Liza’s side hustle helps creative entrepreneurs get away from cookie cutter templates in this DIY culture.  #00:04:17.2#

Liza is a fine arts and programming hybrid #00:04:07.2#

She helps women understand their websites, grow with them, and maintain them on their own. #00:04:54.6#

Your 9-to-5 and your side hustle: what Sucks, what rocks? #00:06:32.6#

“Not enough women code.” Liza’s involved with GirlDevelopIt helping girls get into the tech industry. #00:07:17.4#

The upside is my team [at tech company] is 50% female. #00:07:31.4#

I get to bring my dogs! #00:07:46.4#

Juggling coding with Photoshop design or wire framing. #00:09:36.8#

You volunteer in this community, too — your commitment is strong! We support you getting a break, too. #00:10:27.6#

Sunday off? Hell yes!#00:10:51.4#

How Liza has shifted her mindset around money to become successful #00:11:33.3#

Liza’s been working on abundance mindset, having grown up in scarcity mindset… #00:11:54.6#

I do get back into scarcity mindset, but lately I’ve been able to shift it so I don’t have to take just any client, I can take on the right client. #00:12:41.5#

Defining an ideal client sets you up for trusting that you know what you’re doing, so if you put it out there, the universe knows what you’re doing. #00:13:36.7#

Having an abundant mindset, that money will have a better energy around it #00:14:25.7#

I interviewed at a bunch of companies that were basically just a bunch of old white dudes #00:14:42.6#

As soon as I realized “this is what I need” the universe was like “okay, let me start doling some stuff your way”… #00:15:31.6#

The universe is like “oh, you don’t have faith in me? then I’m not going to send you all this awesome stuff.” #00:16:32.5#

Liza’s favorite mantra! #00:17:05.9#

Liza’s favorite swear word! #00:18:00.8#

Detroit features on Liza’s Instagram! And the interesting reason why. #00:19:10.5#

Wanderlust jealousy, wine, and women! #00:23:52.1#

Welcome gifts and rice offerings in the rainy season. #00:26:22.9#

“Like, I love this grass” Bali pictures. #00:27:14.0#

Liza confesses: This trip, the photos were for me. #00:29:36.1#

What is Liza’s “Sparkle Hour”? Hint: it’s internal. #00:30:34.2#

How does Liza “Sparkle that shit out”? Hint, it starts with “Eh.” #00:32:00.1#

Liza’s empowerment story: Moving beyond “Being drunk and jumping into his lap.” Value. Priorities. Bawling. Intentionality. #00:34:56.7#

Michelle offers prayers from her eyes. #00:36:31.7#

Oooh, Liza takes the Sparkle Time Machine back to tell her tween self about eggshells. #00:37:51.9#

“We do trauma here.” #00:37:58.9#

Caretaking disrupts our own development. And disruption is a trauma. #00:39:45.6#

Curating the Do It Scared Podcast with Liza Wilde and former Sparkle Hour guest Dani Schnakenberg… #00:42:14.8#

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This summer, Liza scales back on business but will learn All The Things about coding, and she’ll be at VenturePop this year! #00:45:03.3#

Beignets! #00:46:51.4#

Resources:

Liza’s website: http://lizawilde.co
Twitter: @lizaewilde
Instagram: @lizaewilde
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizawildeco/

Do It Scared podcast

Girl Develop It!

Special thanks to Angela of Angela Todd Transcription Services for her help with our show notes.

 

14 – S2:E5 – Shadow Shows, Support Teams, and Getting Off the Sidelines to Sparkle

In today’s episode, Nicole and Michelle talk about speaking up to have your needs met. 

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Show Notes:

Happy holiday. We hope you loved yourself in a very important way. Recognizing what your own needs are. #00:02:46.8#

One Sparklette gets the sunrise; one gets the sunset. #00:03:36.8#

Shitty bits of velcro… there has to be a better way.  #00:05:37.9#

Change of scenery! My husband is not impromptu. He likes to work up to things. He’s like a cat. He needs his territory. #00:06:28.5#

One Sparklette was once married to a re-enactor. “At some point, you’ve just got to say… (THIS).” #00:09:46.6#

A Sparklette saboteur comes OUT. #00:10:51.8#

Demon monkey does not compromise. #00:11:25.3#

A shot in the foot! #00:12:16.9#

Bad-guy setup! #00:12:38.1#

Orange crush reward. #00:13:21.1#

Cat-like husband handled family drama llama! “Let me handle this for you.” #00:16:31.0#

Have you asked for something you need and want, then tried to take it away from the person who’s trying to give it to you? #00:17:33.2#

As a woman of a certain age… Sparkly awesome age; supergolden age. #00:18:59.9#

I’d been looking for love in all the wrong places. I wouldn’t allow myself to like the good ones! #00:19:53.3#

Familiar shit heads, being the fixer, controlling things. #00:22:05.9#

If you can recognize it and be less judgmental; you have options. #00:23:02.4#

Own your piece. You’re not a bad person, you’re just a person. #00:23:25.1#

You can’t sparkle if you’re too busy being stuck in your shit. #00:24:40.2#

We’re here to shine a light on your shadow. #00:25:05.7#

Charlie Brown and Lucy, that bitch! #00:26:46.6#

As long as you’re learning, you’re never too late. #00:28:51.0#

We want people to learn how to sparkle their own shit out: full on recovery, live and in motion. #00:30:14.4#

No sidelines! In the parade this time! #00:31:27.8#

The Sparkle Hour parade float, dancing and sparkling. #00:31:51.4#

You are worthy and deserving of good things. #00:32:36.2#

Resources:

Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly

Nicole Lewis-Keeber Coaching